Category Archives: CBS Television

Donna Douglas (Elly May Clampett,The Beverly Hillbillies ) Then & Now

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Posted: Saturday March 16, 2013 @4:44 a.m PST



Donna Douglas (born September 26, 1933) Douglas was born Doris Smith in the community of Pride in East Baton Rouge Parish near Zachary in south Louisiana.

The turning point in Douglas’s career came when she was chosen to play the role of the tomboy Elly May Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies.  She starred on the program for all nine seasons,  The Beverly Hillbillies became the number one show in the United States in its first two years.

Douglas’s first husband was Roland John Bourgeois, Jr. (married 1949, divorced 1954), with whom she had a son, Danny P. Bourgeois (born September 14, 1954).[9] She married Robert M. Leeds (1920–2000), the director of The Beverly Hillbillies, in 1971, and they divorced in 1980.

On June 10, 1993, Douglas and her partner Curt Wilson in Associated Artists Entertainment, Inc., filed a $200 million lawsuit against Disney, Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler, their production companies, and Creative Artists Agency claiming the film Sister Act was plagiarized from a book A Nun in the Closet owned by the partners. Douglas and Wilson claimed that in 1985 they had developed a screenplay for the book. According to, Wikipedia.








Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy & Larry Hagman Returns To “Dallas” (Then & Now)

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Source: USA Weekend – New York Post

Media Credit: Newcster68

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Posted: Sunday June 10, 2012 @4:44 p.m PST


Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy and Larry Hagman  will be returning to the hit tv show “Dallas” the  famed Southfork Ranch Patrick Duffy, now 63, reprises his role as the “good” brother, Bobby Ewing, and Linda Gray, still stunning at 71, returns as J.R.’s ex-wife, Sue Ellen.

In real life, these three are as thick as thieves, having been, in Duffy’s words, “best friends for 35 years.” They don’t see each other that often: Hagman’s in Malibu, Duffy’s on an Oregon ranch and Gray lives outside of Los Angeles. But over the years they have called each other as rumors surfaced that this or that producer wanted to remake “Dallas.”

Gray remembers every painful detail. “About two years ago, the three of us got a call: Would you be interested in coming back? And we said, ‘Of course.’ And nothing happened. And then we heard it was going to be a movie and that John Travolta was going to be J.R., and J.Lo was going to be Sue Ellen.

So the press would say: Who do you want to play Sue Ellen? And I said, ‘That’s insulting! I want to play Sue Ellen!’ And Patrick and Larry said the same thing. Finally, I got so upset, I said, ‘You know what? If they can do in two hours what we did in 13 years, God bless them.’ ” According to, USA Weekend/New York Post.

CAST OF DALLAS THEN photo credit

Patrick Duffy (Then)

Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman

Larry Hagman

Linda Gray

LL Cool J To Host 54th Grammy Awards 2/12/12 On CBS

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Blog Source:  Yahoo – TV Guide – Lindsay Silberman

Posted: Thursday January 19, 2011 @ 2:39 pm PST

Topic: LL Cool J

According to TV Guide, LL Cool J will host the 54th Grammy’s.  “I’m thrilled to be part of music’s biggest night,” LL Cool J said in a statement. “I will always have fond memories of my first Grammys Awards and to now be hosting the Grammy show, in the company of so many other incredible artists, is a dream come true.”

The 54th Grammy Awards ceremony airs live Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8/7c on CBS. Performers will include  Adele, Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson.

Queen Latifah was the last host in 2005.

Two and a Half Men Returns

Blogged By: Celebrity Blogger De De Tillman

Blog Source: The Washington Post – Greg Gayne/WARNER BROS.) – CBS

Posted: Thursday June 30, 2011 @ 12:17 am PST

Topic:  Tw0 and a Half Men – Ashton Kutcher – Charlie Sheen – Jon Cryer

CBS Two and a Half Men is set to return on the Monday September 19, 2011 for the fall premiere, viewers will have to tune in to see what happened to Charlie Sheen’s  character (Charlie Harper) . Actor Ashton Kutcher will be joining Jon Cryer on the show.  Two and a Half Men will be going up against “Dancing With The Stars.”

Jim Parsons (Sheldon) Big Bang Theory (Video Link)

Blogged By: Celebrity Blogger – De De Tillman and  Entertainer La Tray

Blog Source: CBS News – Seth Doane

Posted: Tuesday June 14, 2011 @ 1:00 am PST

Video Credit: CBS News Entertainment

Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award Winner Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon on the hit show (The Big Bang Theory)  talks about how he got his start in Hollywood and how he learned his incredible long list of physics terminology.

When Seth Doane ask Parsons how does he memorize his lines Parsons told Doane “it’s like memorizing the symbols on the periodic table.”  Parsons is on Broadway doing a play called (The Normal Heart) a story about the 80’s the beginning of the AIDS Epidemic.

If you are in the New York area please support Jim Parsons play and please tune to your local listing to catch Jim Parsons on The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon.  I love that show.  Parsons will have you rolling on the floor laughing.

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Neil Patrick Harris: Raps At Tony Awards/Talked About Twins On Letterman (Videos)

Written By: Entertainer La Tray

Source: PopEater / Nicki Gostin / Wikipedia / On Top Magazine /David Letterman /

Posted: Sunday June 12, 2011 @ 2:45 pm PST

Video Credit: David Letterman /CBS/IdolXFactor/ YouTube

SAN FRANCISCO – Actor, Singer, Host, Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 2011 Tony Awards once again. Harris talked about his 8 month old twins,  a son named Gideon Scott, a daughter named Harper Grace that he shares with his longtime love Actor and Chef David Burtka.

Harris talked candidly about the joys of fatherhood. He’s able to manage his hectic career schedule, relationship, and take care of the twins. In an interview with Top Magazine’s Nicki Gostin, he was asked did he have time to eat or sleep? Harris replied, “Remarkably I do. It’s been a busy year and when you add two babies into the mix it quantifies your time even more so.” The twins have a regular sleeping schedule of 11 hours every night. It’s wonderful that Harris has help from Burtka and they are not loosing any sleep. The couple have been together since 2004. They are raising the twins in New York.

Harris was an entertaining host the last time he hosted and he was this year as well. On Sunday, June 12 at 8 pm ET, on CBS in New York, The 65th Annual Tony Awards was televised from the Beacon Theatre.



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Charlie Sheen Evicted Ashton Kutcher Moves In

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Source: People/ Mike Fleeman and Cynthia Wang

Posted: Friday May 13, 2011 @ 1:13am PST

SAN FRANCISCO-  Actor Ashton Kutcher might be Malibu’s newest resident if talks goes well with Kutcher and CBS Executives.  Many Actors name has been floating around Hollywood as to who will take Charlie Sheen’s place on Two and a Half Men.  Names include Actors Rob Lowe, John Stamos, Hugh Grant and the latest is Ashton Kutcher.

If Kutcher joins the cast of Two and a Half Men will he be “Charlie?” or, a long lost brother of Charlie and Alan?  Will the fans welcome a new “Charlie”

CBS is not dishing any information to the public at the moment however one thing is for sure they are racing against the clock to fill that spot before the fall season starts.  Fans of the show will just have to wait and see what happens and who will take Charlie Sheen place.  It’s going to be a rough one because,  Charlie is the show. Will Kutcher move to Malibu since Sheen has been evicted for the show?