OWN to pay tribute to late icon's life and career by re-airing 2009 interview
Valentine's Day fanfare, Westminster Dog Show mania and primetimers talking sweeps
Schedules subject to change. Original airdate and repeat notation provided when available.
Mon: castmembers from MTV's “Teen Mom,” Mario Lopez, John Quiñones
Tues: Shorty Rossi
Wed: Family Interventionist Mel Robbins
Fri: Alana “Honey Boo Boo Child" and "Toddlers & Tiaras" moms
"Live! With Kelly"
Mon: Reese Witherspoon, Katharine McPhee; guest-host Randy Jackson
Tue: George Eads, Christina Perri; guest-host Randy Jackson
Wed: Ricky Martin and Nicki Minaj, Khloe Kardashian; guest-host Tony Potts
Thurs: Tracy Morgan, Pauly D, Vinny Guadagnino and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, guest-host Josh Groban
Fri: Nicolas Cage, The Toy Guy, guest-host Josh Groban
Bing: Watch clips and episodes of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
Mon: Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Jamie King
Tues: Kris and Bruce Jenner, Kevin Nealon. Sophia Grace and Rosie, Giorgio Fareira performs
Wed: Ellen Pompeo, Josh Dueck, Dierks Bentley performs
Thurs: Sean "Diddy" Combs, Chris Pine, surprise "bombshell" guest and the new Sports Illustrated cover model
Fri: Reese Witherspoon, Nathan Lane
"The Rachael Ray Show"
Mon: Jerry O'Connell
Tues: Michael Weatherly, The Fray performs
Wed: Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick
Thurs: Renee, Drita and Big Ang', "Celebrity Apprentice" contenders
Fri: Greg Kinnear
Mon: Ice T and Coco, Jack Hanna; guest host Florence Henderson
Tues: Valentine's Day surprise
Wed: Thandie Newton, Dr. Travis Stork
Thurs: Lisa Kudrow
Fri: Ioan Gruffudd; guest host Khloe Kardashian
Mon: Reese Witherspoon, Katharine McPhee, Steven Craig
Tues: The Duggar family, Eric Ripert, Jane Pauley
Wed: The Westminster Dog Show, Khloe Kardashian
Thurs: Todd Eldredge, Jason Mraz performs
Fri: Taylor Swift, Jill Rappaport, The Harlem Globetrotters
Mon: Mario Cantone, Sara Ramirez, Karen Gravano
Tues: Courteney Cox and Josh Hopkins, Roma Downey, Deborah Feldman
Wed: Ricky Gervais, David Frei and the winner of the Westminster Dog Show
Thurs: James Denton, Doug Savant and Ricardo Chavira
Fri: "The View’s 4th Annual Mutt Show,” Penelope Ann Miller, Uggie the dog; guest co-host Nick Jonas
"The Wendy Williams Show"
Mon: Busy Phillips
Tues: Jerry O’Connell and Rebecca Romijn
Wed: Ray J
Thurs: Holly Robinson Peete, Nicole "Coco" Austin
Fri: Taylor Armstrong, Doug Savant
Daniel Goddard and Christel Khalil dish Cane and Lily's 'Y&R' wedding
Cane and Lily have been to hell and back on "The Young and the Restless," but love prevails on Tuesday, Feb. 14. With Lily's cancer and all of Cane's secrets finally behind them, the couple says "I do," again. Daniel Goddard (Cane) and Christel Khalil (Lily) talk about the long road back to the altar, Cane and Lily's Valentine's Day wedding and what comes next.
MSN TV: It's been a long road for Cane and Lily. What can we expect from their second wedding?
Christel Khalil: Drama-free romance and happiness. The ceremony and reception are like a fairy tale.
Daniel Goddard: Most soap weddings, something goes wrong. Like in Cane and Lily's first wedding, before he left the chapel, he said, "Please forgive me for what I'm doing."
Khalil: This time, they wanted to let Lily and Cane's wedding to go off without a hitch, because people have been waiting for so long for this.
Goddard: Roughly a year ago, Cane was shot -- or Caleb was. It's amazing what a ride it's been. The fans are going to love it. It's everything soap operas are meant to be. It's all about the romance, the glamor, the love and the passion, and you're seeing that in a very well-styled and well-written wedding.
Where does the wedding take place?
Khalil: It takes place in Provence, France. Kay sets it all up and pays for all of them -- Harmony, Devon, Neil, Sofia, Abby, Olivia and the babies -- to go on her private jet. They write their own vows and Lily has the white dress, but this is their second go around, so they're being relaxed about it. It's a different vibe. It's not a frou-frou, fancy deal. It's more mature and more French.
What was it like to go on location to shoot at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills?
Khalil: It was gorgeous. And of course, it was nice to get out of the studio for the day and to be able to shoot outside and have things be a little more natural. I loved it.
Cane and Lily have been through so much: Did you ever lose faith in them finding their way back to each other?
Khalil: Our coupling is so popular that I don't think they'll ever break us up. No matter what happens, they'll always get through it.
What is it about this couple that resonates with fans?
Goddard: It rings true in their hearts. Other couples on the show might have infidelities or say one thing and do another, but the fans understand that there's such a love between Cane and Lily that every time they face an obstacle, they want one to help the other through the obstacle. It goes back to the core of soap values, which is strong, romantic couples -- beautiful ingénues who sweep up the hearts of strong leading men. It's about creating a place where you can say, "I believe in romance."
Are these two really past all the drama?
Khalil: There will always be trouble! But the drama between Lily and Cane is played out. They've gone through everything they can possibly go through. When you have someone fake their own death, that's pretty crazy.
Goddard: Their drama has always been, "Cane's got a secret." I think his secrets have run their course.
Khalil: I'd love to see drama that allows us to interact with other characters on the show. It's been a bubble for Lily and Cane.
Christel, Daniel is known for being a cutup. Is it ever hard to keep a straight face with him?
Khalil: I think I make him laugh more. I get a little goofy.
Goddard: When I make her laugh, she just loses it. But she makes me laugh more, because she'll say things I never expect to come out of her mouth. Christel's very self-deprecating, which is one of her most endearing qualities. She'll say something that's completely out of left field and it's her response to what she's said that really makes me laugh. Her timing is impeccable, because she doesn't realize she's said it and then she'll go, "Oh wow, I just said that." I love working with her. I'm a lucky man. She makes my job so much easier. I love her.
Khalil: We always have a good time.
For the record, I don't believe there's a "The Young and the Restless" wedding with no big surprise.
Khalil: Well, there is a surprise guest that we don't know about…
Goddard: It's something Jill sees that they're not aware of. The great thing is that it's an external force at the wedding that will lead to conflict and drama, outside of Cane and Lily, which to me is the essence of great soap opera. You can be with each other and weather the storms together, because that's what a good marriage is. When Cane gets back, Jill comes to him with a proposal he can't say no to and Lily says to Cane, "Look baby, you know you want to do this." You're already seeing the team effect.
"The Young and the Restless" airs weekdays on CBS.
Photo credit: Sean Smith/JPI
What Adam Levine, Paul McCartney, Nicki Manaj and more get to take home before the cameras role
Special to MSN TV
Ever wonder what GRAMMY presenters and performers do when they’re not rehearsing for the big event? They literally go next door to the LASIO Professional Hair Care sponsored event titled the “Kids in a Candy Store” Backstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Gift Lounge. Inside the white tent, you’ll feel a little bit as if you’ve escaped into a fairytale Candy Land as there are pink flowers and all kinds of candy sprinkled as the result of a Seyie Design. Seyie Putsure, the exclusive designer of the gift lounge, told us they started setting up the event on Sunday in order for the tent to be ready for talent on Thursday.
The stars in attendance included Neil Patrick Harris, Paul McCartney, The Fray, Adam Levine along with Maroon 5, LL Cool J, Chris Brown, Jane Seymour, Daryl Hannah with her boyfriend Rami Jaffee of the Foo Fighters, Kyle Richards, Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose. If you’re a celebrity, you’ll be greeted by a Host who will escort you around and carry a black bag so you can put all the stuff you want in. The bag is the size of three pillowcases and can be stuffed with thousands of dollars’ worth of gifts.
Here is a list of items the invited guests received:
- SOLSTICE Sunglass Boutique and Safilo USA Suite had sunglasses for celebrities to try on and take home. FYI – We heard from multiple sources that Nicki Manaj stayed inside her pink Bentley and picked out a pair of pink Kate Spade cat eye sunglasses that matched her car.
- The guests were able to play Wii’s Just Dance and take home Just Dance 3 (along with 3 other videogames from Unisoft) for the xBox or PS3.
- Gibson Guitar’s Melody Maker Guitar. The company had all the presenters, performers and host sign one.
- ESP – Essential Safe Products that are non-toxic, eco-friendly and reusable products for food and drink.
- New Era which celebrated their 90th Anniversary had baseball caps, fedoras and accessories.
- A very impassioned fifth generation Chocolatier, Emanuel Andren, made all his chocolates by hand out of different ingredients from cheese, berries, whiskey to name a few. We sampled an apple liqueur chocolate, it was the best piece we’ve had.
- MTC’s Glatent Facial Mist and ReFa Platinum Electronic Roller that claims to suck away fat and sagginess around your face and other parts of your body.
- Belldini chic women’s apparel. Darryl Hannah absolutely loved their long sweaters because of the sparkles and the easy to pack factor.
- Pepsi had a soda booth where we ordered a cherry flavored soda called “Pop My Cherry.”
- Innovative Blaster Automotive products
- Butterfly Twists foldable ballet flats
- Rider Sandals
- Simone I. Smith (LL Cool J’s wife) had fine jewelry.
- Colorful designer tents from FieldCandy
- Red Carpet Manicure’s fast drying DIY gel manicure system. They had a nail polish made out of 24 carat gold that cost about $40 for a single nail.
Be sure to check out MSN Music's full coverage of the Grammy's.
The actor tells David Letterman that he is not, in fact, a Civil War-era bloodsucker
The cast and crew come together to discuss the 175th episode
By Minh Nguyen
Special to MSN TV
MSN TV was invited to the set of “CSI: NY” for online bloggers day. The show , in its eighth season, was the second spinoff of the “CSI” franchise with “CSI” and “CSI: Miami” before it. MSN TV was able to do round table interviews with stars Gary Sinise (Detective Mac Taylor), Sela Ward (Detective Jo Danville), Eddie Cahill (Detective Don Flack), Anna Belknap (Detective Lindsay Monroe)and Carmine Giovinazzo (Detective Danny Messer) along with executive producer and show runner, Pam Veasey and co-executive producers Trey Callaway and Zachary Reiter. Bill Harper (Dr. Sheldon Hawkes) was running around and made an appearance when the entire cast and crew got their picture taken to commemorate the 175th episode.
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That day was day eight of production of an episode titled “The Ripple Effect.” We watched Detective Jo Danville (Ward) at a very pivotal point in the case, where she was solving it in the presence of all the cast members. Here are some insights on the episode which will air Friday, Feb.10, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
“(It is an) investigation into completely apparently wholly separate deaths only to realize they are very unexpectedly connected via a third crime. One of those simple criminal acts, simple as stealing a bicycle, has ramifications that no one anticipated.” (Trey Callaway)
“It basically becomes a long string of what Trey (Callaway) calls the ‘ripple effect’ of how these crimes are connected. Not in the usual way that our crimes are connected. The sort of random happenstance.” (Anna Belknap)
“This is an episode that features Sela (Ward) a lot. Where she is really focused on solving this crime, I’m a little bit of a bystander I guess. Obviously you can see what she’s putting together. She is the one working this issue.”(Gary Sinise)
“I loved that scene today. Scenes with the more for me to do, I’m just so happy. The nature of this kind of show is the exposition, explaining to audience what’s happening. You’ll repeat the criminal’s name five times in one page or constantly repeat the details so it’s easy to follow, that makes it not as interesting obviously.” (Sela Ward)
Sela Ward on whether she was a fan of “CSI: NY” before joining:
“No. I hadn’t watched them. I love ‘CSI: NY.’ I really do like our show but it’s the only one I watch.”
Sela Ward on her joining the show last year:
“It was seamless in terms of coming into a new group of people. I had already known Gary and everybody is just so easy and embracing. That was the easy part. The hard part was trying to get this world. As an actor, I’d never done anything like this. I felt really off-balanced for most of the first season and only by the end did I feel like, okay I belong in this world.”
Gary Sinise on what he does on the weekends:
“I’m constantly traveling on the weekend. I think I’ve had one weekend off in three months or something like that. I’m always doing other things and on the show. Learning lines and twice this year, we’ve done two episodes at once so that gets a little confusing.”
Eddie Cahill on his favorite episode:
“I think the premiere from this season is right up there but the first episode. We had the opportunity to engage in the anniversary of 9/11. It marked the passage of time for us being here which struck a chord with me. However, season one, titled “The Fall”, which was the first time I had on to engage on Flack outside of procedural. They told the story of Flack had gotten a mentor. I got to do something different. It was one of the first doorways I had into his life, so that episode really sticks out.”
Carmine Giovinazzo on the show focusing on the marriage:
“Yes, they do focus on us as a couple. Everything’s about that since we’ve been married. I don’t mind it.”
Anna Belknap on why the show is successful:
“I think they’re great mysteries at the end of the day. You can figure them out as they go. The evidence is very concrete. That’s why I couldn’t turn it off, you want to see it all. I think at the end of the day it holds people more than human drama. This show has outlasted the show focused on characters.”
Carmine Giovinazzo on whether he will write another “CSI: NY” script:
“I would like to direct one unfortunately that didn’t happen because of scheduling. It’s pretty tough especially when you’re not in the writer’s room every day and just writing. It was an amazing time and an eye opening experience of how complicated it is and how it’s a team effort.”
"CSI: NY" airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
'Today' co-host taking NBC to the Matt
There could still be a tomorrow for Matt Lauer at "Today."
According to this TMZ report, NBC insiders say the co-host has flip-flopped about splitting "Today" at the end of this year and his contract. He's now willing to stay if the network is willing to nearly double his salary -- from $17 to $30 million.
By the way, if $30 million sounds outrageous, "Today" earns $450 million per year for NBC, more than any of its other shows.
"Today" airs weekdays at 7 a.m. ET/PT on NBC.
Brady just proposed to Madison, but the honeymoon is already over
Just moments after Brady surprised Madison by popping the question on "Days of our Lives," soap opera vet Ian Buchanan ("General Hospital," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "All My Children") slithered into Salem to cause trouble. As you can see in the Thursday, Feb. 9, clip above, his character, the mysterious Ian McAllister, had Madison shaking in her pumps and from the buzz surrounding his arrival. She's not the only one in town who should be worried. Back at the Day of Days fan event, MSN TV talked to Sarah Brown and Eric Martsolf about Bradison, Ian and daytime love. And now, we can finally share the scoop. Here's what they had to say about it all:
MSN TV: It seems the Bradison romance is about to hit a serious road bump, and not just because it turns out Madison is married.
Martsolf: Yes, there is a gentleman involved in Madison's life that Brady will not find all too appealing. Can't Brady meet a woman and have a relationship with a woman who isn't manipulative and has no secrets? Wouldn't that be great?
Brown: That's not daytime! You marry that. You don't work with that. We need that drama, baby.
How much drama are we talking here?
Martsolf: I was on "Passions," so nothing surprises me anymore. You're going to marry an orangutan tomorrow? Okay. But then I heard about what's going on with Madison. Are you kidding me? It's going to be fun.
Brown: Madison has had a lot of relationships, but before Brady, there's never been a boyfriend. There have only been flings, because she doesn't want to get anyone else wrapped up with this guy. She knows you’re a target the minute he finds out about you. That's the reason she was very coy with Brady, at first. She's a lot more trouble than she's worth.
This Ian guy aside, do you think Madison and Brady have what it takes, as a couple?
Martsolf: 110 percent.
Brown: It's just easy. The chemistry was there from day one. We're always laughing, and when you’re laughing right before you're making out or doing a love scene, that happiness [comes through].
Martsolf: Sarah's a sweetheart. She comes in prepared, but she likes to play too. We work hard, and we play hard, together. I enjoy the camaraderie with her, but more so, I admire her work ethic, because it's similar to mine. The simplest of scenes, she likes to break it down and diagnose it. It's a win/win situation.
Brown: Madison was fighting the romance. There were strong reasons for that. That's part of the beauty of the couple. She's was already protecting him before they [were] even involved. She was saying, "I want to, but you don't know what you're getting yourself into. Stop." That's why she rubbed oil all over him, and then cut him off. She realizes he was reciprocating and said, "Hey Brady. Gotta Go. We're business partners. So I rubbed some cream all over you. Get over it!"
Martsolf: Did you see that freaking scene? She was like, "I don't date people I work with… but I'll rub body butter all over you for half an hour." That's not a mixed signal at all.
Brown: Madison will prove to be very protective of him. Everything else on her plate will come second to Brady, even though she has these alliances.
That might be hard for him: He likes to be the one to come to the rescue.
Martsolf: He does have a little hero complex in him.
Brown: She has a hero complex too: she needs a hero!
Martsolf: I'm going to smash his freaking teeth into his mouth and make him swallow his molars!
We'll see about that! Sarah, you and Ian have been on the same shows, but have you ever actually crossed paths?
Brown: I'd never met him. [Before we started shooting] we got to have lunch. I got to hang out with him and just get to know him. I'd seen bits of his work, so I'm not that familiar with it, [but] I know he has a big fan base and he's a very good actor. We have some mutual friends and he's very lovely. The dynamic between the two characters is tough, so it's going to be a lot of fun.
Martsolf: Bring it on!
Brown: It's nice to have both those dynamics -- To have Ian and then this one over here to run home to. "Save me!"
You're involved in a hot new story now, but as relatively newer cast members, what has it been like to be on the show in a period that's been so much about bringing back the past?
Martsolf: It's cool and weird.
Brown: I don't even register that kind of stuff.
Martsolf: The weirdest thing for me is the sense of togetherness and community, because of the fear of our genre going away. It doesn't matter if you've been on the show 2 years or 30 years. Everyone just wants soaps to survive. Everyone's in the same boat
Brown: We're all in this together and feel like we're fighting for the same cause.
Martsolf: Ego needs to be left at the door, because your ego is not going to make this ship sale. The team will make the ship sale. That's the only way it's going to sale.
"Days of Our Lives" airs weekdays on NBC.