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A woman and her daughter sleeping with a tennis pro who turns out to be a long-lost relative? A man afraid to tell his family he's gay? A woman who falls in love with her priest? Now throw a ventriloquist into the mix. Sound familiar? Well, except for the ventriloquist part, it sounds a lot like a TV soap opera.
But it's not a soap. It's "Soap."
Aaron Berman's new book, "Soap: The Inside Story of the Sitcom that Broke all the Rules," takes readers back to the ABC sitcom's beginnings - where it was plagued with controversy even before it premiered in 1977 - as well as the show's just-as-dramatic conclusion in 1981, a sudden cancellation that left "Soap's" star facing certain death by firing squad.
Before this year's Oscars ceremony, the Academy was dealt a double whammy: Not only were they out of a producer after Brett Ratner resigned amidst criticism for an anti-gay remark, but they also lost their planned host, Eddie Murphy.
The actor and comedian told CNN that the reason why he withdrew from the job was because Ratner wasn't going to be there to continue with him.
"Initially, I was doing a movie with Brett Ratner, and he was going to produce the show. And we were having such a great time working together, he was like, ‘You know I’m doing the Oscars and I’m doing it this way,' and he had all these great ideas and he was approaching it like a director," Murphy recalled.
CNN iReporters had quite a few queries for Laura Prepon, star of NBC's "Are You There, Chelsea?" In the new series, Prepon plays a version of the show's executive producer, Chelsea Handler - while Handler herself plays Chelsea's sister on the show.
iReporter Nicole Correale wanted to know what it was like to play Chelsea, the total opposite in many ways to Prepon's best known character of Donna on "That '70s Show."
Check out Prepon's answer, and more about "Are You There, Chelsea?" (which recently reunited her with "'70s Show" alum, and "Awake" star, Wilmer Valderrama) by watching the video above.
It's been almost a year since Dan Aykroyd said there would be a "Ghostbusters 3" with or without Bill Murray, and as of now it sounds like Aykroyd can definitely count on doing it "without."
"I'm the cheerleader, but I'm only one voice in the matter," Aykroyd tells the U.K.'s Telegraph. "It's a surety that Bill Murray will not do the movie, however there is still interest from the studio."
And yet, "at this point, it's in suspended animation," the actor says. "The studio, the director Ivan Reitman and Harold Ramis feel there must be a way to do it, but Bill Murray will not do the movie. He doesn't want to be involved."
It sounds like Aykroyd gets why, as he continues: "He's got six kids, houses all over America. He golfs in these tournaments where they pay him to turn up and have a laugh. He's into this life and living it. I know we'd have a lot of fun, but I can't be mad at him. He's a friend first, a colleague second."
As usual with "Modern Family," the best laid plans don't always work out, and Wednesday night's episode was no exception.
Phil's fun Leap Day plans were threatened when he realized that all of the women in his family were on the same cycle: "It happened. Satan's trifecta. The day I most dreaded had fallen on the day I most loved."
With Claire, Haley and Alex on edge, Phil was worried he would say or do the wrong thing. Of course, Luke soon gave away the game, and Claire pointed out, "Doesn't he know that tiptoeing around someone like they're crazy, actually makes them crazy?"
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