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March 16, 2008

'Pushing Daisies'


By Kimberly Nordyke

Fans of ABC's "Pushing Daisies" can thank "Dead Like Me" for inspiring the freshman drama about a piemaker who can bring dead people back to live by touching them.

Bryan Fuller, creator/executive producer of both shows, said he got the inspiration for "Daisies" when he was working on "Dead," which ran on Showtime for two seasons, from 2003-04.

" 'Dead Like Me' was about a girl who died and became the grim reaper and took lives," Fuller told the crowd at the Cinerama Dome on Saturday night. "It was only natural to consider the inverse of that, where a guy who touches lives can bring them back."

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March 15, 2008

'Elvis '68 Comeback Special 40th Anniversary'

20020_2 By Kimberly Nordyke

Elvis' sideburns weren't the only ones on display Friday evening at the Cinerama Dome.

The crowd at the first night of the 25th annual Paley Festival -- celebrating Elvis' '68 comeback special -- paid homage to the late King of Rock 'n' Roll in a number of ways, from sporting Elvis-inspired hairdos to wearing neckties featuring his likeness -- and that's just the men. There was no shortage of sequined outfits on the women, and one even carried a gold guitar-shaped purse.

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March 12, 2008

Paley Fest 2008 lineup

MARCH 14: "Elvis '68 Comeback Special 40th Anniversary"
Elvus Steve Binder, Prod./Dir.
Bones Howe, Prod.
Priscilla Presley
MARCH 15: "Pushing Daisies"
Kristin Chenoweth, "Olive Snook"
Bruce Cohen, Exec. Prod.
Anna Friel, "Chuck"
Bryan Fuller, Creator/Exec. Prod.
Ellen Greene, "Vivian Charles"
Dan Jinks, Exec. Prod.
Swoosie Kurtz, "Lily Charles"
Chi McBride, "Emerson Cod"
Peter Ocko, Coexec. Prod.
Lee Pace, "Ned"
MARCH 17: The Comedy World of Judd Apatow & Friends
Judd Apatow (pictured)
Tom Arnold
Andy Dick
Paul Feig
Jonah Hill
Busy Phillips
Jason Segal
MARCH 18: "Chuck"
Adam Baldwin, "John Casey"
Chris Fedak, Cocreator/Exec. Prod.
Joshua Gomez, "Morgan Grimes"
Scott Krinsky, "Jeff"
Sarah Lancaster, "Ellie Bartowski"
Mark Christopher Lawrence, "Big Mike"
Zachary Levi, "Chuck Bartowski" (pictured)
Julia Ling, "Anna"
McG, Exec. Prod.
Ryan McPartlin, "Captain Awesome"
Vik Sahay, "Lester"
Josh Schwartz, Cocreator/Exec. Prod.
Yvonne Strahovski, "Sarah Walker"
Moderator: "Lost"executive producer Damon Lindelof
MARCH 19: "Friday Night Lights"
Connie Britton, "Tami Taylor"
Kyle Chandler, "Eric Taylor"
Zach Gilford, "Matt Saracen"
Jason Katims, Exec. Prod.
Adrianne Palicki, "Tyra Collette"
Jesse Plemons, "Landry Clarke"
Scott Porter, "Jason Street"
Jeffrey Reiner, Exec. Prod.
Aimee Teegarden, "Julie Taylor"
MARCH 20: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Reunion
Amber Benson, "Tara Maclay"
Nicholas Brendon, "Xander Harris"
Charisma Carpenter, "Cordelia Chase"
Emma Caulfield, "Anya"
Eliza Dushku, "Faith"
Sarah Michelle Gellar, "Buffy Summers"
Seth Green, "Oz"
David Greenwalt, Exec. Prod.
Alyson Hannigan, "Willow Rosenberg"
James Marsters, "Spike"
Marti Noxon, Executive Producer
Michelle Trachtenberg, "Dawn Summers"
Joss Whedon, Creator
MARCH 21: "Dancing with the Stars"
Tom Bergeron, Co-host (pictured)
Samantha Harris, Co-host (pictured)
Cheryl Burke, Dance Pro
Tony Dovolani, Dance Pro
Len Goodman, Judge
Conrad Green, Exec. Prod.
Derek Hough, Dance Pro
Julianne Hough, Dance Pro
Carrie Ann Inaba, Judge
Edyta Sliwinska, Dance Pro
Bruno Tonioli, Judge
MARCH 22: "Gossip Girl"
Leighton Meester, "Blair Waldorf" (pictured)
Blake Lively, "Serena van der Woodsen" (pictured)
Penn Badgley, "Dan Humphrey"
Chace Crawford, "Nate Archibald"
Amy Kaufman, Prod.
Bob Levy, Exec. Prod.
Taylor Momsen, "Jenny Humphrey"
Kelly Rutherford, "Lily van der Woodsen"
Stephanie Savage, Cocreator/Exec. Prod.
Josh Schwartz, Cocreator/Exec. Prod.
Matthew Settle, "Rufus Humphrey"
Jessica Szhor, "Vanessa Abrams"
Ed Westwick, "Chuck Bass"
Cecily von Ziegesar, Author, Gossip Girl books
MARCH 24: "Damages"
Noah Bean, "David Connor"
Rose Byrne, "Ellen Parsons"
Glenn Close, "Patty Hewes" (pictured)
Ted Danson, "Arthur Frobisher"
Tate Donovan, "Tom Shayes"
Anastasia Griffith, "Katie Connor"
Zeljko Ivanek, "Ray Fiske"
Glenn Kessler, Cocreator/Exec. Prod.
Todd A. Kessler, Cocreator/Exec. Prod.
Daniel Zelman, Cocreator/Exec. Prod.
MARCH 25: "Dirty Sexy Money"
Samaire Armstrong, "Juliet Darling"
William Baldwin, "Patrick Darling"
Greg Berlanti, Exec. Prod.
Jill Clayburgh, "Letitia Darling"
Glenn Fitzgerald, "Brian Darling"
Seth GabelÊ, "Jeremy Darling"
Matthew Gross, Exec. Prod.
Peter Krause, "Nick George"
Zoe McLellan, "Lisa George"
Josh Reims, Exec. Prod.
Donald Sutherland, "Tripp Darling"
Blair Underwood, "Simon Elder"
Craig Wright, Exec. Prod.
Natalie Zea, "Karen Darling"
MARCH 26: "The X-Files"
Chris Carter, Creator/Exec. Prod. (pictured)
Frank Spotnitz, Exec. Prod.
MARCH 27: "Mad Men"
Jon Hamm, "Don Draper"
Christina Hendricks, "Joan Holloway"
Vincent Kartheiser, "Pete Campbell"
Elisabeth Moss, "Peggy Olson" (pictured)
Rich Sommer, "Harry Crane"
Aaron Staton, "Ken Cosgrove"
Matthew Weiner, Creator/Exec. Prod.