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March 6, 2006

Get A Whiff Of Wisteria Lane

Posted by Melanie McKane at 12:32 AM | | Comments ( 0 )

Desperate Housewives stars photo What does desperation smell like? You'll find out this fall when a “Desperate Housewives”-inspired perfume hits stores.

The makers of “Desperate Housewives” hope to cash in on the series' massive success by teaming up with fragrance company Coty Inc. to create the hit show's signature scent.

ABC promise it will be "as complex, beautiful and sexy as the women of Wisteria Lane" and is “guaranteed to be a hit with women everywhere”.

Coty has already worked with Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and the Olsen twins to create celebrity scents.

Only "our passionate team of experts could capture the essence and attitude of the most distinctive, daring show on television today," Coty say.

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March 1, 2006

Teri Hatcher Admits Botox and Collagen Use

Posted by Melanie McKane at 3:03 PM | | Comments ( 0 )

Teri Hatcher photo While most aging actresses insist they stay looking youthful naturally, "Desperate Housewives" star Teri Hatcher has admitted to having a little help to keep her looks.

"In the past I've had Botox and collagen,” the 41-year-old, who plays sexy Susan Mayer in the hit show, has confessed.

She says she's come clean about having the beauty injections – which smooth out wrinkles and plump up the lips - as she now wants to grow old gracefully.

"I haven't had anything done to my face in over a year and I don't plan to. It needs to be OK to have wrinkles," she says, hoping to start a trend.

Teri shocked viewers when she appeared on “Desperate Housewives” looking as youthful as she did during her Lois Lane days in TV's “Superman” 15 years ago. But denied having plastic surgery.

Botox and collagen injections are extremely popular among wrinkly Hollywood stars, but few admit to having them.

November 9, 2005

Desperate Star Blows His Housewives Big Break

Posted by Fara Kearnes at 3:55 PM | | Comments ( 1 )

Page Kennedy picThe mysterious firing of actor Page Kennedy, who plays the mysterious creepy guy locked in the basement on Desperate Housewives, was vaguely explained last week only as "improper conduct." Well, leave it to the National Enquirer to dig up the desperate dirt.

Alan Smith writes in the Enquirer that the 28-year-old actor who had just landed his big break on the hugely popular TV series was fired and escorted from the set after he exposing himself to two female crew members. Smith reported:

The first incident allegedly happened when a young female assistant was sent to summon him for a scene. A set insider said: "He opened his door and was standing there with his private parts hanging out of his shorts. Kennedy then allegedly made a sexually charged remark. A few days later, on October 28, Kennedy allegedly flashed to a female assistant director.

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September 27, 2005

Desperate Housewives Begins Season 2 With New Mystery

Posted by Fara Kearnes at 11:42 PM | | Comments ( 0 )

Bree Van De Kamp was the Big Story Sunday night on the second season premiere of "Desperate Housewives" as she grieved, in her own quiet smoldering angry way, over hubby Rex who kicked the can last spring of a heart attack, which was brought on by Bree's love sick psycho pharmacist.

Desperate Housewives pic

Her equally control-freaked mother-in-law, the dastardly Phyllis, arrives and tries to take over the funeral arrangements and attempts to eliminate all referencess to his wife, Bree. Bree bans her from the service but her grieving kids stick up for their grandmother. She relents. At the funeral, Bree goes silently balistic when she sees her dead husband lying in the coffin wearing a silly orange prep-school tie that his mom placed on him.
, One of the best scenes ever on DH: Bree stalks the church as other funeral goers cower in terror and demands Lynette's husband Tom remove his tie. He wordlessly hands her the tie and she proceeds to roughly manhandle the dearly departed, putting the better tie on the dead body while the whole church watches. (Creepy, but that's the whole tongue-in-cheek kind of humor that D-wives is famous for.)

On a more chipper note, the perfect and ever-thoughtful Bree later pays a social call and takes a basket of homebaked cookies to welcome the new housewife and resident concert pianist, Betty (Alfre Woodard), a single mother who is wierdly touchy-feely with her hunky teenage son, and we are let in on her big Wisteria Lane secret that she has a mystery prisoner (a white guy) locked up in her basement. She feeds him well so you know she's a caring person, even if she carries a gun around the house.

When we last left our heroine, Susan, and her boyfriend, Mike, were being held at gunpoint by Zach, the deranged teenage of the suicide victim Mary Alice, but but no surprise here as Zach aims the gun at Mike, ditsy Susan knocks him down, and the teen escapes through the door. Later Mike and Susan are then called by the cops to view a body in the morgue believed to be Zach, but when they get there, they are relieved it isn't him, and the release of tension causes Mike to admit to Susan that he suspects Zach is the son he never knew he had, and he also feels the need to explain that it was Mary Alice who murdered Mike's girlfriend, but later Susan breaks down after connecting the dots, and she's like Ewww! she can't stand the thought of Zach around if he is indeed Mike's son which means that she needs to protect her own teenage daughter, which is why she tells Mike they can't possibly live together now.

Over at Lynette's madhouse, you'll remember she managed to push her husband Tom over the edge last season, and he announced he will now be a housefrau and she can get her ass off to work everyday and, despite having been a stay-at-home mom for like six years, she gets an interview for an account executive position at a top ad agency (yeah, like THAT happens in real life), and on her big day, her husband's back goes kaput so she has no choice but to tote the baby to the interview which horrifies the female human resources director, but she gets the job anyway cuz the male boss just think she has spunk when she repeats a litany of things that should be changed at the agency while she demonstrates her ability to multi-task by slapping a clean diaper on the wee one.

Meanwhile Gabrielle is forced to steal another woman's paternity test, after the goth chick receptionist refused to fake one for her, because she needs to show jailed and ignorant Carlos something in order for him to believe that he is the baby's father, yet, despite the paternity results (and the fact that he believes one was conducted even though he didn't supply a DNA sample), he remains really really mad at Gabrielle for cheating on him with the yard boy.

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September 22, 2005

James Denton Gives Inside Scoop on Desperate Housewives

Posted by Fara Kearnes at 9:56 PM | | Comments ( 0 )

James Denton picWhile they were filming the first episodes, "Desperate Housewives" actor James Denton remembers discussing with with Teri Hatcher that the prime time soap opera would probably only last a season, and that it would be a shame because the show was so good. Now he believes the runaway hit will be around for four or five more years.

He gave the scoop Tuesday to the Masters, Lewis and Floorwax, of Denver's 103.5 the Fox about the wild stories that the five actresses had demanded more money midway through the season.

"Actually, that's one of those rumors that's completely untrue," Denton said. "I read it everywhere, in a bunch of places, that Teri was making $280,000 per show or something."

"That's completely untrue. None of them were making that kind of money. They got bonuses, and the network called them in and tried avoid arbitration, like with an athlete, but they didn't let them renegotiate. They're doing that this year. Second season is when the actors beat up the studios. So that's going to happen now."
, Denton also believes the male actors on the show shouldn't make long range plans: "I think we're dispensible. We lost Steve Culp last year who plays Rex, and who was fantastic. And I really liked them as a couple. We were shocked, and he didn't know ... he had like a week's notice. They called him in and it was like, 'Dude, just so you don't read it... You're dead.' It made us all realize that they were willing to make big changes, to have the show go in different directions. It was a harsh education and he was obviously very disappointed. But he's a great actor, so if he's dispensible, I think we all probably are."

He also divulged that the show has some basis on real characters: "The Van de Kamp's, Bree's family, is based on [creator] Marc Cherry's family in real life when he was growing up," Denton explained. "Bree is basically his mom, and his dad died of a heart attack when he was a young kid. So we knew that Steve Culp might, might, bite it early, but we had no idea it would be season one."

"It's kind of harsh to be fired from Desperate Housewives but then again, the guy who did the pilot, the Rex from the pilot, did just the one episode and they replaced him," Denton said. "So that would really suck, to do the Desperate Housewives pilot and then get replaced before it went on the air."

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September 21, 2005

Feuding and Desperate Housewives Buzz Refuses to Die

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It was an honor for three of the Desperate Housewives co-stars, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross, to be nominated for the best comedy actress award at last weekend's Emmy awards show. We expected one to get the win, but didn't expect the latest furor to erupt over one actress "refusing" to pose with her Emmy-winning co-star.

Housewives at the Emmys

It's all media harping of course, as the press ran a couple of photos of the D-wives, without Teri present, and immediately began the rumor that she refused to be in the shot. There were, however, many shots taken of the co-stars together later at the Governors Ball, and some of those are beginning to appear on the internet. Teri told contactmusic.com: "I didn't care at all about losing, but I just didn't want (my daughter) Emerson to feel bad.", The actress said she called her seven-year-old daughter to explain her loss, saying, "You know, I didn't win, but Felicity won, and when you come to the set next time, you can give her a big congratulations."

In other news, The "Desperate Housewives: Season One" DVD is out today. It contains all 23 episodes from the first season, including extended versions of 6 episodes with new scenes, commentary by series creator Marc Cherry on 5 episodes, and 7 deleted scenes. There's also commentary by Eva, Felicity, Marcia, and Teri on their favorite scenes, a 30-minute show with cast interviews, and a comedy short that Oprah Winfrey filmed on the set.

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June 15, 2005

Marcia Cross Casted Scorsese As Her Fantasy Director

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Marcia Cross"Desperate Housewives" star Marcia Cross told the LA magazine Venice that she used to fantasize that she was being directed by great directors when she was playing psychotic Kimberly Shaw on "Melrose Place" because the scripts were "a joke."

Cross said she had to make believe just to endure the grind of making the show for over four years: "I'd pretend it was actually Martin Scorsese directing, and I was, say, Michelle Pfeiffer."

"I swear that is what I would do, so that the stakes would become really high and it wouldn't be just another day on the set."

Cross admits she sometimes does the same thing on the set of D-Wives in a bid to make sure she's giving her best performance. She adds, "I was pretending that I was acting with Al Pacino, thinking, 'This is your big moment.' Things like that keep you at the top of your game."

June 13, 2005

Eva Longoria Cheers as the Spurs Paste the Desperate Pistons

Posted by Fara Kearnes at 4:52 PM | | Comments ( 2 )

Nice to see Eva Longoria back on TV on Sunday nights now that her show "Desperate Housewives" is in summer hiatus. She was sitting courtside at the NBA finals game 2 between the Detroit Pistons and the San Antonio Spurs cheering on her man.

Eva, being from Corpus Christi, Texas, and a long-time fan of the Spurs, dates hunky Tony Parker of the Spurs. And may I say that the Spurs are one of the better looking teams in the league what with the presence of Parker, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan? Yes, I think I may.

And while I'm on the subject, may I say that I love a purdy tat on a ripped deltoid as much as the next man-ogling woman but some of these players have some butt ugly art on their arms. Not Dennis Rodman f'ugly but bad enough. And the lack of originality with tattoos is getting extreme these days. Ooooooooooo! A sun! A large O with ~ ~ ~ rays emminating everywhere. Like there's not a million boys with one of those nailed on their shoulder...

What Did Eva think? Did she want to yell "Yo, Rasheed! Your tat is f'ugly!" cuz like I so wanted her to. You'd think if Piston players spent as much time shooting practice hoops as they do getting fugly tats inked on their arms they might stand a chance of winning the championship...

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May 23, 2005

Body Count Rises on Desperate Housewives Season Finale

Posted by Fara Kearnes at 9:40 PM | | Comments ( 0 )

Carlos and JohnWith all the whacking going on, "Desperate Housewives" has morphed into something resembling "The Sopranos." The season finale on May 22nd, although it tied up a lot of loose ends and plot twists, came off looking more like the backroom at the Bada Bing club, than suburbian Wisteria Lane.

It turns out that Dana/Zach's mom was a crack whore. She sold her baby to Paul and Mary Alice Young, who change the baby's name from Dana to Zach. Mary Alice, the show's dead narrator, makes her first appearance since fatally shooting herself in the first episode last October (yes, it's been a long season hasn't it?) In a flashback, we see that Dierdre is stabbed to death by Mary Alice -- not Paul. Paul stuffs her body into a toy box and disposed of it, so he's an accomplice.
, Mrs. Tilman is beaten with a hockey stick by Zach, who then gets a gun to go kill Mike. Only Mike's not home (he's taken Zach's dad, Paul, to a quarry to whack him, Sopranos-style. Only he doesn't, after he hears what Paul has to say.) Mike is the former boyfriend of Dierdre who thinks Paul killed her, only she was killed by Paul's wife, Mary Alice. As Paul tells Mike the whole sordid mess, we begin to wonder if Zach is Mike's son after all.

Rex Van De Kamp dies in the hospital, believing that his wife Bree has poisoned him with potassium. He scribbles a dramatic farewell note forgiving Bree "for what she has done." He thinks she killed him. But wait, it was was George the pharmacist. But she's gonna be blamed for it! Next season! Just wait and see.

Carlos is on trial for beating up a gay guy who he thought was having an affair with Gabrielle. John the yard boy finally tells Carlos that HE'S the one who's been doing Carlos' wife, by saying: "Didn't you ever wonder why yours is the only lawn on Wisteria that needed to be mowed three times a week?" Carlos explodes in the courtroom and in the process of trying to hit John, accidently hits another gay guy.

Best line by Gabrielle: "Carlos is a jealous, angry Neanderthal. But he's not a gay basher." Even though he's beaten up three of them.

Stay-at-home mom Lynette has been ordered back to work by hubby Tom, who has left his job after Lynette sabotaged his promotion. He announces that he's going to become a stay-at-home dad and Lynette will have to get a job and support the family.

Soooo... who, exactly, is the father of Gabby's baby? What will Carlos do to the unfaithful Gabby? Will Tom become the new gossipy housefrau now that Lynette has to go back to work? Will George score on the new widow Bree, and how will her explosive delinquent son Andrew react to his father's death? Will she be charged with murdering Rex when the note is found? Will teen Zach shoot Mike, who may be his real father? What about the new family that's just moved in? What kind of skeletons will they have in their closet?


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May 17, 2005

Who's Desperate to be a Housewife?

Posted by Fara Kearnes at 8:56 PM | | Comments ( 0 )

Halle Berry clearly wants to go from the big screen to the small one and add a TV part – even a small one – to her acting resume. If only the producers of "Desperate Housewives" will let her on the hit show.

Halle Berry Pamela Anderson Madonna

She revealed to Entertainment Tonight how bad she wants it. "I want to be on the show. I'd have to be a villain. I want to stir up something naughty... with Nicolette Sheridan, I want to stir something up with her."

However, she will have to join the growing list of stars who want parts, including Madonna, Britney Spears, Oprah Winfrey and Miranda Richardson who have been trying to get on Wisteria Lane.

, And Pamela Anderson is probably officially off the list since she was reportedly the first choice to play Edie (the role went to Nicollette Sheridan) but she turned it down thinking the prime time comedy/drama would be a bust. Instead, she ended up starring in her own half hour sit-com "Stacked" which, even though it was picked up for a second season, has nowhere near the buzz of the DH show.

Kyle SearlesHere are some other interesting casting tidbits as researched by Lorrie Lynch of USA Weekend: Calista Flockhart ("Allie McBeal") and Mary-Louise Parker ("West Wing") were reportedly offered the role of Susan (Teri Hatcher's gig); and in the pilot episode, Kyle Searles ("7th Heaven") was lined up for the part of John the gardener (Jesse Metcalfe 's part)while Michael Reilly Burke as Rex (Steven Culp).

Furthermore, Marcia Cross originally tried out for the Mary Alice Young part but was cast as Bree instead, while Nicollette Sheridan tried for the part of Bree but was cast as Edie.

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