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   29 June 2005 - How Nicolette bagged Niklas

Source : Sky News

With her role as Edie on Desperate Housewives, and his job as an actor and stuntman, you'd have thought that Nicollette Sheridan and her man would have met on set.

Or if not, at the party of an equally glamorous mutual friend.

But anyone watching the show should know that Nicollette's not your average lass.

No, she met her fiance Nicklas Soderblom after she lamped a great white shark in Malibu and saved his life.

The stunning blonde told OK! the romantic story of how they met.

"Nicklas was on a surfboard and there was a huge great white shark that had come over from Catalina," she explained.

"I was doing my daily three-mile swim and I saw this fin.

"I swam as fast as I could and punched that shark right in the nose repeatedly. And saved him!"

She and Nicklas, a Swede, are soon to be married. And she couldn't be happier.

"I feel so lucky to have such a kind, compassionate and amazing man in my life," she gushes.

"One's career doesn't wrap its loving arms around you at night."

And it seems that all this talk of love has softened the 41-year-old.

Her reported feud with Housewives co-star Teri Hatcher has come to an end. Sort of. According to the official line, anyway.

When asked about their relationship, she said: "Hmmmm...Everybody is really appreciative of being a part of this incredible show," she began cryptically, before falling off the fence.

"Everybody gets along really well, regardless of what people say."

Sure, we believe you...

   24 June 2005 - Nicollette, the choice housewife

Source : The Daily Mail

Nicollette Sheridan was toying with her lobster, as her adoring fiancÈ looked on. But her thoughts were far, far away. Thousands of miles, in fact.

"I hope it's not too hot for Oliver," she sighed. "But at least he can jump into the pool."

There, you see, even the goddesses from the most famous street on television, Wisteria Lane (sorry, Corrie!) have real lives away from the reel lives they lead on Desperate Housewives.

As Oliver sweltered, we chatted over seafood at swanky Japanese restaurant Umu in Mayfair, where Charles Finch, the movie executive and agent, had gathered a handful of friends to meet Nicollette and her husband-tobe Niklas Soderblom - a designer of keep-fit apparatus. Both had been keeping up their exercise regimen with jogs around Hyde Park.

Nicollette will need her strength because for six weeks, starting in August, she'll be shooting scenes for Desperate Housewives in Hollywood and racing between there and Vancouver, to film the comedythriller The Cleaner with Cedric the Entertainer and Lucy Liu.

In person, the actress who plays voracious man- eater Edie Britt on the Channel 4 drama is laid-back and witty. The only thing she has in common with Edie is that "both of us are very straight-forward". Nicollette joked: "It must be the English upbringing."

Edie grew up in Rustington, West Sussex, and as a child loved to ride over the Downs.

She keeps house above the Hollywood Hills where she tends her roses and rides a horse that she helped rescue.

Initially, Nicollette went up for the part of Bree Van De Kamp, now played by Marcia Cross.

"I turned up and the director and producer looked at me - I think I was wearing a sheer blouse and something tight - and they said: 'No, no, no! You're Edie!'"

Subsequently, she's stolen every scene she's been in - and it's not just the blonde bombshell factor. Nicollette is an astute and instinctive actress who knows about pacing and timing from her years on Knots Landing.

Nicollette was in London en route to the Monte Carlo Television Festival, which begins on Sunday.

Last night, she went to a party for the launch of Housewives' first series on DVD (it's due out on October 10, although some outlets will have it in late September).

The set includes a cornucopia of extra features such as X-rated deleted scenes, a dirty laundry gag reel and a sneak taste of the second season.

Here's one thing I do know. At the end of last season's finale we saw a new family - played by Alfre Woodard and Mehcad Brooks - move into Wisteria Lane and they wouldn't let Edie into the house.

Why? Well, all I'm saying is that there's a body in that house and it ain't pretty.

Channel 4 will begin running the second series in January.

   21 June 2005 - 'Housewives' Co-Star May Have Drug Charge Dropped

Source : Zap2It

Fans of the ABC's "Desperate Housewives" will have to wait till next season to find out what happens to troubled teen Zach, played by Cody Kasch, who in real life has a year to discover his fate on a drug possession charge.

Kasch, 17, made it to Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday, June 20 for Judge Evelyn Laporte to give him a one-year "adjournment in contemplation of dismissal," report new sources. Translated roughly, this means the teenager will have till June 20, 2006 to remain clean in order for his misdemeanor drug count to be dropped.

The charge stems from a May 17 arrest in which a plainclothes police officer allegedly saw Kasch smoking marijuana in public in Manhattan's East Village. The officer observed Kasch and his pals passing the drug around, and the cop allegedly recovered the marijuana from the actor's right hand.

Kasch was ticketed for fifth-degree drug possession and released.

Wisteria Lane's troubled teen may have his own run-in with the law in the next season of "Desperate Housewives." In the season finale, Zach learned some shocking truths and was last seen holding Susan hostage, while lying in wait to kill Mike.

Kasch was part of the cast of the short-lived John Goodman sitcom "Normal, Ohio" and has made guest appearances in a variety of shows including "The Practice," "NYPD Blue" and "Boomtown." Earlier this year, Kasch won a Screen Actors Guild award as part of the "Housewives" ensemble.

   19 June 2005 - 'Housewives' history episode planned

Source : Digital Spy

Desperate Housewives creator Mark Cherry has revealed plans to write a retrospective episode of the hit TV series.

"At one point, I would love to do an episode showing the day when all the women moved onto Wisteria Lane," Cherry told TV Guide.

"I don't know if it's a Season 2 thing or a Season 3 thing. But it's something I want to do in the future."

Such an episode would also allow the return of "deceased" residents such as Martha Huber and Rex Van Der Kamp.

"I would want everyone back," Cherry added. "I would love to always keep my little repertory company as close to me as possible."

   15 June 2005 - Teri's Bikini Dilemma

Source : Sky News

Teri Hatcher doesn't half like to pretend she's just an ordinary chick.

The Desperate Housewives star is claiming a place amongst ordinary women by revealing that she can't stand wearing a bikini.

Despite having a figure that most people would sell their grandmother for, Teri insists that she's very insecure about her body.

"I wear a swimsuit, never a bikini," she admits.

"Maybe 50 per cent would say I look cute but the other 50 per cent would say that my ass is a little droopy."

Bless Teri, she clearly loves chatting about her dodgy body parts... just last month she was harping on about how TV bosses had to spend thousands of dollars to digitally remove her nipples from the show.

Her penchant for wearing sheer bras meant that any scenes shot outside were always a problem:

"I tried to wear thicker T-shirts and I even wore those heating pads you use for skiing.

"I thought the problem had been solved but apparently they just spent thousands of dollars digitally removing my nipples from the show," she confessed.

   10 June 2005 - Teri Hatcher denies On-Set Tears

Source : Sky News

Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher has denied she went home and cried after a photo shoot for Vanity Fair.

Writer Ned Zelman had said there were tears over who got to stand in the centre of the frame for the May cover - and alleged the stars did not get on.

"There had been some tension on the set over who's getting the awards and who's getting most of the magazine covers - that would be Teri Hatcher," he said.

But former Bond girl Teri said the stories of on-set bawling were simply not true.

"Honestly I don't recall crying (during the shoot) - it would've screwed up my make-up.

"I'm pretty sure I cried when I left... feeling hurt and maybe picked on. I really care about all the girls.

"Nobody wants to work that way. There are lots of reasons someone behaves how they do."

She added she was unhappy with the way the media tried to make out the show's stars were at each other's throats.

"I bet there was a day on ER when Anthony Edwards went, 'Why's George Clooney getting that scene?' but I don't know that anybody wrote it," IMDB reports her as saying.

   8 June 2005 - Teri Hatcher Flash Dances for Charity Funds

Source : ExtraTV

Wine lovers went wild Saturday night as Teri Hatcher, with a little help from Jay Leno, led an auction for charity at the ultra-exclusive auction, Napa Valley 25.

"There's a lot I'll do for more money," Hatcher told the crowd and proceeded to prove it. Only "Extra" was there as the star got the crowd to raise their bids by raising her skirt -- all for a "Desperate Housewives" cast dinner, a walk-on role and a personal tour of the set.

"I'm a really good tour guide of Wisteria Lane," Hatcher promised. "And we really have a good time."

And to up the ante, Hatcher even threw in that now-famous red bathing suit from her recent Vanity Fair cover shoot. "You know, you can only wear things like that once," she told of why she decided to give it away.

Meanwhile, Jerry O'Connell and girlfriend Rebecca Romijn joined Hatcher and Leno at the GM-sponsored three-day event to raise money for various charities. "We are very excited to be here," Romijn told us.

And Teri got everyone very excited, sending bids through the roof at Saturday night's big auction.

   8 June 2005 - Teri: 'I'm a real Desperate Housewife'

Source : This is London

In Desperate Housewives she is the ditzy one who regularly engages mouth before brain, occasionally under the influence of alcohol.

Teri Hatcher was on vintage form when she gave an emotional speech at an awards ceremony in Mayfair.

The actress, whose Hollywood career was in the doldrums until she was rescued by Desperate Housewives and is now one of the hottest stars around, was talking at Glamour magazine's Women Of The Year awards.

It may not have been the Oscars, but for a few minutes on stage she put Gwyneth Paltrow to shame. And yes, she said she had had a drink or two. "I flew in today from California," she told the audience, which included fellow US actress Kim Cattrall. "I'm red-eyed, tired and drunk."

She dedicated her awards for US TV personality of the year and Glamour editor's special trophy to women everywhere. "We are just one and the same person, having the same pressures on any given day."

Hatcher, 40, who has a daughter of seven, went on: "I know what it's like to be a woman and dealing with a relationship and trying to make it work and being a mum and paying the bills and trying to be sexy and be normal in whatever it is you do.

"When you need help looking good get a hair stylist, and when you feel like looking s*** just put your hair in a pony tail and some jeans and own it," she added, to cheers from the audience.

Hatcher married fellow actor Jon Tenney in 1998 at a ceremony held in the New York toy shop FOA Schwartz. But the couple divorced in 2003 over irreconcilable differences. They agreed to joint custody of their daughter Emerson Rose who was born in November 1997.

Other winners were singer Rachel Stevens, Jimmy Choo shoe designer Tamara Mellon and Oscarnominated actress Sophie Okonedo. Author JK Rowling, who could not be at the event, said in a recorded message: "I'm under that benign form of house arrest that is looking after a baby."

Former Sex And The City star Cattrall was theatre actress of the year.

   8 June 2005 - Teri steals glamour show

Source : Sky Showbiz

Can Teri Hatcher do no wrong? The sexy actress stole the show at the Glamour Women Of The Year awards, scooping two gongs.

It's turning into a dream year for the 40-year-old Desperate Housewives star.

Teri was named US actress of the year for her role as Susan Mayer in the hit show and was given the editor's special award.

Glamour magazine editor Jo Elvin said: "The editor's special award is to recognise a woman who has had an unrivalled year of glamour and success.

"This year's winner is a star of a show that's sexy, funny, totally addictive and has quickly become a global phenomenon. And, let's face it, she's the reason we're hooked."

The bash was held at the swanky Berkeley Square Gardens with a string of babes arriving all dolled up.

Pop singer Rachel Stevens was named Woman of the Year while Patsy Kensit won UK TV actress of the year for her role as Emmerdale superbitch Sadie King.

Cat Deeley picked up the prize for TV personality of the year and singer Natasha Bedingfield was UK solo artist of the year.

Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall won the theatre award for her performance in the West End play Whose Life Is It Anyway?

Other winners included actress Sophie Okonedo, Olympic golden girl Kelly Holmes, Destiny's Child, Jimmy Choo boss Tamara Mellon and The OC star Mischa Barton.

The Man of the Year gong went to Usher.

Glamour Women of the Year Award Winners:

US TV Actress of the Year - Teri Hatcher
TV Personality of the Year - Cat Deeley
Theatre Actress of the Year - Kim Cattrall
Accessory Designer of the Year - Alice Temperley
UK Solo Artist of the Year - Natasha Bedingfield
Film Actress of the Year - Sophie Okonedo
Man of the Year - Usher
TV Actress of the Year - Patsy Kensit
Entrepreneur of the Year - Elle Macpherson
Radio Personality of the Year - Jo Whiley
Woman of the Year - Rachel Stevens
Film-maker of the Year - Beeban Kidron
Sportswoman of the Year - Kelly Holmes
Newcomer of the Year - Mischa Barton
Editor's Special Award - Teri Hatcher

   3 June 2005 - Housewives' Sexy Rex Says Goodbye

Source : TV Guide

Rex Van De Kamp didn't stand a chance. Bree's S&M-loving hubby (played by Steven Culp) went the way of Mary Alice and Mrs. Huber in the season finale of Desperate Housewives — but series creator Marc Cherry says his demise was a long time coming. "Bree is based on my mom. And my dad died, so I told poor Steven, 'Had my dad lived, you'd still have a job.'" Rex won't be the last Wisteria Lane resident to bite the dust, Cherry reveals. "Somebody will meet a surprising end at least once a year," he says. Here, an unbelievably upbeat Culp talks about his departure, his reaction and his plans.

TV Guide: We're so sorry. You finally found joy in your sex life and then you had to die!
Steven Culp: How like life. [Laughs]

TVG: How did you find out that Rex was toast?
Culp: In April the guys from the show went on Celebrity Poker Showdown [airing on Bravo in the fall]. I came back from that feeling very pleased with myself. After about a half hour I got a call saying, "They'd like to see you in the producers' office this afternoon." I knew what was coming.

TVG: Were you angry?
Culp: If it's where Marc wants to go, I'm not going to argue, because it's his vision that made the show such a huge hit.

TVG: You didn't say, "Hey, wait a second! I have some great ideas for Rex"?
Culp: I did mention [doing more of] the S&M stuff, and Marc said we pretty much went as far as we could with that on network television. I'm not quite sure if he was ready to see his surrogate mother in bondage gear. [Laughs]

TVG: Looks like there may be more Wisteria Lane men dying.
Culp: Hey, the show was never called Desperate Husbands. It's kind of great to be the first one [to go], because I think it's going to have the most impact.

TVG: Will you still be watching?
Culp: Well, one of my favorite characters will be gone. But Marcia Cross doesn't watch the show — she's too critical of her work — so somebody is going to have to let her know how she's doing. [Laughs]

TVG: What's next for you?
Culp: You know, I was killed on Enterprise. On JAG, I was left for dead twice. And this year, Rex died. This could be a new career for me. I'm the go-to guy for May sweeps deaths.

   1st June 2005 - Final episode of Desperate Housewives reveals TV's dark secret

Source : Telegraph

The question may not be as widely debated as "Who shot JR?" but for viewers hooked on Channel 4's Desperate Housewives the wait to discover why the show's narrator shot herself is almost over.

Tonight, after a five-month run, the upmarket soap's first series comes to an end with a two-hour, two-episode special.

Millions of viewers have been holding their collective breath thanks to the warning from the show's omnipresent narrator, Mary Alice Young, a housewife so desperate she shot herself in the first episode, that "not everyone gets a happy ending" on Wisteria Lane.

The creators of the series have promised to reveal why she ended her life - and to lay bare the "dark secrets she died to protect" - on this sleepy street in California. American viewers have already seen the conclusion, which left 30 million viewers "reeling", according to the critics.

It was the biggest audience for a new series since George Clooney's ER ended a decade ago, and augurs well for the twists that lie ahead in an autumn follow-up, with black actress Alfre Woodard moving into the neighbourhood.

There was plenty of hype when Channel 4 screened the first episode of Desperate Housewives in January. With Footballers' Wives exhausting itself, the show instantly filled what one critic called "an aching vulgarity void", and nearly five million people tuned in.

While this was nine million fewer than Channel 4's record launch for a drama - 14 million for A Woman of Substance 20 years ago - in these times of multi-channel cabled-up homes, it was a flying start.

Nearly a quarter of that night's television audience tuned in, and a cult status on the lines of Twin Peaks and Dallas was established. More importantly, there were immediate hints of weirdness and a decent plot - and for women waiting for husbands to get in from work, the themes were familiar.

The thinking is that the programme marks a return to quality, scripted programming after a glut of reality television.

Americans are said to have latched on to its sense of community in a post-September 11 world, and see it as a natural sequel to Sex and the City.

Marcia Cross, who plays Bree Van De Kamp, the housewife addicted to keeping an immaculate home, said: "It's unlike any other show that's been on the air and it has the element of very many different brilliant shows. It just covers the gamut in an innovative and ground-breaking way.

"Women identify with someone who gave up her career and has all these children at home, or another who's a single mum, or is hidden behind a wall of veneer and her husband wants a divorce.

"This is life. This happens. We make you laugh while you watch, but this is the real deal."

The British-born actress Nicollette Sheridan was nominated for an Emmy for her depiction of sex-crazed duplicitous divorcee Edie Britt. The step-daughter of the late Telly "Kojak" Savalas and ex-wife of LA Law star Harry Hamlin, she is a veteran soap star. Cast as "über-bitch" Paige Matheson in Knots Landing for seven seasons, she now earns £25,000 per episode.

The career of Teri Hatcher, Lois Lane in The New Adventures of Superman, has been resurrected by playing housewife Susan Mayer, a single mother who is desperate for a new man in her life.

Barry Garron, a journalist on the Hollywood Reporter, said: "This season alone, there's been a suicide, a murder, an arson fire, a hit-and-run and several serious assaults, all on one block, to say nothing of a gun wound and accidental poisoning."

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