Actress Laurel Holloman is to divorce her husband of nine years. The L Word star wed architect Paul Machery in 2002 and the pair has two daughters - six-year-old Lola and adopted Nala. Holloman, ... http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2011/09/04/l_word_star_laurel_holloman_files_for_
Katherine Moennig, who memorably portrayed frisky hairdresser Shane on The L Word, will guest-star in the upcoming season of Dexter, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. Moennig will play a tattoo artist in the one-episode appearance. How she'll become embroiled in the serial killer's world remains unknown. The 32-year-old actress - and cousin of Gwyneth Paltrow - last starred in the short-lived CBS medical drama Three Rivers. Johnny Lee Miller, April Lee Hernandez, Shawn Hatosy and Julia Stiles will also guest star in Dexter's fifth season. Peter Weller will co-star in eight episodes. Comic-Con audiences will get an exclusive sneak peak at the new season during the series' Thursday afternoon panel. For its most recent season, Dexter received seven Emmy nominations - among them, for outstanding drama, lead actor Michael C. Hall and guest actor John Lithgow. The fifth season of Showtime's Dexter premieres Sunday, Sept. 26 at 9/8c. Source Here
Showtime has released the first image of their reality version of " The L Word ". Shared via E! Online, the first picture from " The Real L Word " introduces viewers to the six women whose life as lesbians will be exposed. The cable said it is a "rare, fly-on-the-wall look into the lives of attractive and successful L.A. lesbians". The youngest of the crop is 27-year-old Whitney who admits that she is always looking for love "but losing to lust". She works as a special effects artist in Hollywood. Next to her is 29-year-old Tracy who is "new to the lesbian scene". She is trying to deal with her mother who finds it hard that her daughter is a lesbian. Tracy is a film and TV development executive. Jill, 33, is engaged to Nikki, 37, who is also in the show. While Jill is a writer, Nikki is an executive in Hollywood who publicly came out on "The Oprah Winfrey Show". Together they are planning their wedding. Then there's 34-year-old Mikey who loves her motorcycle. Engaged, she is the founder of The Gallery Los Angeles who also produces L.A. Fashion Weekend. Meanwhile, 35-year-old Rose is the inspiration behind the original show's Papi. She is a real estates advisor who is in a loving relationship and has the full support of her family. "The Real L Word" premieres on June 20 at 10/9c. Source Here
Showtime is exploring the lesbian world in Los Angeles through a new reality show. The project is based on the network's series " The L Word " that ended its run earlier this year with the sixth season. Titled "The Real L Word: Los Angeles", the show has had nine episodes in order for a debut sometime next year. Creator of "L Word" Ilene Chaiken takes responsibility as producer of this reality under production house Magical Elves. "Showtime has yet again come forward to continue with us this mission to entertain and enlighten and bring more 'L' to the world," Chaiken said. Like "L Word", the series will follow six lesbians in Los Angeles as they go through daily life. "We love to tell authentic stories about complex characters and feel like this is an area that has yet to be explored in reality television," Jane Lipsitz from Magical Elves said. They still haven't found the cast yet, a factor which will determine a lot whether the show will be a go or not. Chaiken actually wrote a spin-off to "L Word" called "The Farm" when the original show was nearing the end. However, Showtime decided not to pick it up. Source Here
" The L Word " could be following the footsteps of other popular TV series like " Sex and the City ", on getting a big screen treatment. AfterEllen.com reported that series creator, writer and executive producer Ilene Chaiken has opened up about the possibility of a feature project for the Showtime 's drama series at the BlogHer conference over the weekend. The screenwriter of "Barb Wire" mentioned plans for the movie version when asked about who killed Mia Kirshner's character, Jenny Schecter. On the question, Chaiken responded that she is in the process of scripting "The L Word" movie, and added that when the movie is made, the issue of who killed Jenny "will be addressed". "Ilene: When we make 'The L Word' movie, we will say who killed Jenny," so wrote After Ellen's Trish Bendix on Chaiken's remark on her Twitter page which is dated Saturday, July 25. "Movie is in scripting process." "The L Word" is an American and Canadian co-production television drama series which ran from 2004 to 2009. It centers its story on the lives of a group of lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their friends, family and lovers in the Los Angeles-area city of West Hollywood, California. Jennifer Beals, Laurel Holloman, Leisha Hailey, Katherine Moennigand Pam Grier among others star. Source Here
The L Word , Desperate Housewives , Kathy Griffin and Ellen Degeneres were among the recipients of this year's GLAAD Media Awards for highlighting gay issues and equality. DeGeneres' eponymous show won in the best talk show episode category for "Ellen and Portia's Wedding Day," which chronicled her August nuptials to the Better Off Ted star. "In my opinion, we are not fighting for gay rights, we are fighting for equal rights," DeGeneres said at the show. Housewives won comedy series, while its Sunday-night buddy Brothers & Sisters nabbed drama series honors. The New Adventures of Old Christine 's "Unidentified Funk" took home the award for outstanding individual episode. Two special recognition awards were doled out: one to the now-defunct L Word and one to Funny or Die's Prop 8: The Musical. The musical number was performed at the Saturday ceremony. D-Lister Griffin, donning a skimpy bikini, was given the Vanguard Award. Other winners include Milk, for best feature film, and the Rev. V. Gene Robinson - the first openly gay Bishop of the Episcopal Church - who received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award. Source Here
According to Variety , "it's understood" that Showtime has decided to pass on two anticipated series: End of Steve, a Matthew Perry vehicle about a local afternoon talk show host with a chaotic personal life; and The Farm, the Ilene Chaiken's The L Word spinoff following Alice (Leisha Hailey) into a state prison. Steve had tapped Rescue Me co-creator Peter Tolan to help pen the script, while Farm featured guest stars as Famke Janssen, Melissa Leo and Laurie Metcalf in its pilot. Showtime reps could not be reached for comment. Source
Sunday night, television's only lesbian drama ended after 70 episodes and six seasons. The two-hour block given to The L Word was split up into a one-hour tribute episode and a one-hour series finale. The first hour hailed the series as groundbreaking and as a show worthy of the history books. The drama starring Jennifer Beals, Laurel Holloman, Katherine Moennig, Mia Kirshner, Leisha Hailey and Pam Grier was the first television show to explore the lives and loves of lesbians in West Hollywood as well as the first series with a deaf-lesbian character and a regularly occurring transsexual character. The L Word fans across the nation tuned-in in the hopes of seeing a wedding, a funeral, a baby, or at least a murder case solved. Major Spoilers Below: And what did we see in the series finale? Nothing. Essentially, the episode was set up like any other episode. Dylan and Helena broke up again over trust issues. Alice and Shane chat on the phone and spend a day drinking their sorrows away together. Bette and Tina host a party. These all sound like normal L Word happenings. The problem is that there was a season-long mystery about who killed Jenny Schecter. Evidently, creator Ilene Chaiken never had any intentions of revealing how Jenny died. Earlier this year, when asked about the solving the mystery, she said, "I don't actually feel compelled to answer it. The show is about character and relationships, and I used this story to deeply explore those relationships. It's a risk not to solve a mystery, admittedly." TO READ MORE CLICK HERE .
Another great week of television is upon us! 10 things we are most excited for: 1. The L Word finishes up its run! - Loved it or hated it , we've got to single out the "Last Word" for groundbreaking Showtime series The L Word . Still holding out hope for that spinoff? 2. Breaking Bad Season 2 Premiere! - You might have glossed over this show's quick 7 episode first season, but Bryan Cranston's Emmy-award winning performance makes this one that you definitely don't want to miss! 3. Guest star mania on How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory ! Laura Prepon hits up HIMYM as Ted's ex-girlfriend and Summer Glau hits up Big Bang as herself! 4. Premiere of Dancing with the Stars ! I was never a DWTS enthusiast, but the Olympics-nut that I was...I can't wait to see little Shawn Johnson put on her dancing shoes! Steve Wozniak should be a hoot as well. 5. Nathan Fillion returns to TV in Castle ! Guest starring in Desperate Housewives was a start, but we all know that Nathan Fillion deserves his own show! 6. South Park returns! South Park returns Wednesday night with an episode promising to skewer those slightly obnoxious Jonas Brothers and their purity rings... 7. Chopping Block premieres on NBC! Yeah, it looks like a cheap knock off of every other cooking show on TV, but its high time NBC introduces its own spin on the food theme, so we're willing to give this a shot! 8. Smallville and Supernatural return to The CW! - It's about damn time...am I right? Look for Tori Spelling's return to Smallville as Linda Lake. 9. Old Friend visit the ER ! - Eriq La Salle pays his dues this week as ER continues its swan song. Noah Wyle's (Dr. Carter) guest starring run also continues. Oh, and though only rumored...one word: Clooney. 10. It's the beginning of the end for Battlestar Galactica ! - This Friday marks the first part of SciFi's sure-to-be-epic conclusion of BSG. It's a can't miss! What can't you wait for on TV this week?
The final season of the Showtime gay show The L Word will come to a close tonight ending six seasons of what creator and executive producer Ilene Chaiken calls a groundbreaking series that well surpassed its niche as a gay show. In the episode Last Word, the girls will reportedly find themselves in a situation with the law, while Sergeant Duffy (Lucy Lawless) investigates Jenny's (Mia Kirshner) death, where someone will take the fall. It has been a privilege to do this series and tell these stories and have these characters in my life and to share them with the show's passionate fans, says Showtime Entertainment president Robert Greenblatt, adding that he is proud of the show's legacy. "The title of the show became part of the lexicon, and the breadth and reach of the characters and storylines are a testament to the talent of Ilene Chaiken and her incredible cast.'' The L Word, which started out in January 2004 as a series about lesbians in an upscale Los Angeles-area city of West Hollywood, California, will wrap up its run with a two-hour show starting 9/8pm tonight, including a look back through the memorable moments as well as exclusive interviews with Chaiken in the first hour. To the fans of The L Word who'll miss the show, the series has spawned a so far still untitled spin-off that will follow Alice (Leisha Hailey). Famke Johnson, Laurie Metcalf, and Melissa Leo will join Hailey in the pilot, set to premiere later this year. The L Word also stars Jennifer Beals, Laurel Holloman, Katherine Moennig, and Pam Grier. The show generally received praise for affording lesbians with their obvious and modest representational need. It was also seen as less exploitative than its male counterpart Queer As Folk, which also ran in Showtime. Catch the Last Word tonight at 8/9pm on Showtime . Source here