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Nicollette Sheridan's farewell from 'Desperate Housewives' would be a great Emmy episode

April 20, 2009 | 11:10 am

Nicollette Sheridan left "Desperate Housewives" after almost five seasons with a socko episode devoted to her character. While she has not been nominated for an Emmy in the past, this farewell appearance could be the one that finally gets the prime-time soap veteran noticed by academy voters.

Nicollette Sheridan Desperate Housewives Emmys  Sheridan was initially cast as a recurring character on "Housewives," but response to her portrayal of man eater Edie Britt was so strong that she was upgraded to series regular. And while she proved to be a fan favorite, Sheridan was snubbed by the various TV kudos. 

For the first breakout season of "Desperate Housewives," Felicity Huffmanwon an Emmy playing frazzled working mom Lynette Scavo, and Teri Hatcher took home a Golden Globe for her work as lovable klutz Susan Mayer and picked up an Emmy nod as well.

And Marcia Cross has racked up three Golden Globe nods and an Emmy bid for her brittle Bree Van De Kamp Hodge. But Sheridan and Eva Longoria  -- who plays the equally promiscuous Gabrielle Solis --have had to make do with single Golden Globe nods and sharing in two Screen Actors Guild ensemble awards

This fifth season of the show pushed the plot of "Desperate Housewives" five years into the future.  Edie -- who was banished from the street last year -- returned with a new man (Neal McDonough) in tow. More bad luck in love for Edie as her hubby turned out to be an escaped loony and she ended up his newest victim. Fleeing from his clutches, Edie crashed her car and was electrocuted as she stepped out of the crushed vehicle and into a puddle.

The April 19 episode showcased Sheridan as each of the other housewives reminisced about a moment with Edie that showed a softer side to her character. For Susan, it was when Edie told her that Carl was cheating on her, and for Bree, it came when she discovered Edie was visiting Orson in jail because she refused. With Lynette, it was when Edie made her realize she could beat cancer by dragging her to a  honkytonk, while Gabrielle recalled a night when Edie confessed she did not see herself living to her 50th birthday. But the most poignant scene of the episode was between Edie and her frenemy, Karen (two-time guest actress winner Kathryn Joosten), who spoke about losing their respective sons.

If Sheridan finally reaps her first Emmy nomination, she'll be asked to submit a sample episode to the fellow actors who serve as jurors in her category. This one would be a doozy ... and might even prove to be a winner. It should also be considered as a submission for writing, directing and series categories.


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'Desperate Housewives' Nicollette Sheridan waves goodbye to Wisteria Lane

March 10, 2009 |  6:07 pm

Nicollette Sheridan finished filming her final scene on "Desperate Housewives" yesterday. And last night, Mark Malkin of E Online dished with recent cast addition Dana Delaney about the departure of one of the original housewives. As per the Emmy-winning actress ("China Beach"), "Her final episode is really beautiful, and it involves a lot of flashbacks."


Could this be the episode that finally makes Emmy Awards voters take notice of the subtler talents of Nicollette Sheridan? For the first four seasons of "Desperate Housewives," she was snubbed by Emmy voters as was costar Eva Longoria Parker.

Their respective characters — Edie Britt and Gabrielle Solis — started out as the least sympathetic of the housewives. For that red-hot first season, Felicity Huffman won the Emmy Award by playing a frazzled working mom while Teri Hatcher took home a Golden Globe for her work as a lovable klutz. Marcia Cross has racked up three Golden Globe nods and an Emmy bid for her portrayal of seeming perfection. Sheridan and Longoria Parker have had to make do with single Golden Globe nods and sharing in two Screen Actors Guild ensemble awards.

This fifth season of "Desperate Housewives" pushed the plot five years into the future with both Edie and Gabrielle facing new challenges that gave the actresses great scenes to play. Edie — banished from the street last year for her antics — returned with a new husband (Neal McDonough) in tow. Though eerily calm, Dave has a host of inner demons that are slowly being unleashed and Edie may well be his next victim.

And Eva Longoria Parker has had to make us feel sympathy for the self-involved Gabrielle. First she pouted about Carlos' blindness, then she pushed him to return to work as an investment banker when his sight returned, and now she has to deal with the guilt of having helped his boss hide his philandering from his murderous wife. All that is balanced by scenes showing a different side of the character as the one-time model deals with motherhood.


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Gold Derby nuggets: Hayden Panettiere joins Emmy presenters | Kathy Griffin too? | DGA awards set for Jan. 31, Latin Grammy noms for Sept. 10

August 27, 2008 |  3:16 pm


• More Emmy presenters have been announced: America Ferrera, Laurence Fishburne, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Hayden Panettiere (pictured at right), William Petersen and Vanessa Williams. They join the previously announced lineup: Marcia Cross, Dana Delany, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Eva Longoria Parker, Nicollette Sheridan, Hugh Laurie, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, plus Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Marc Malkin of E! Online reports that Kathy Griffin will probably be added to the lineup soon, which could make the Sept. 21 show quite interesting considering the heaven-hurled lightning bolts she had to dodge for days after accepting her Emmy for best reality program at the Creative Arts show last year. Don't remember? Check out our podcast chat with Kathy HERE in which she warns that, if she wins again, "Everybody's in trouble!" Hmmm. Is that true if she also gets to the podium as presenter?


• The Directors Guild of America will present its awards on Jan. 31 at the Century Plaza Hotel. Ballots for feature films will be mailed to members on Dec. 1, TV ballots on Dec. 15. Film nominations will be unveiled on Jan. 8, TV bids on Jan. 9.

• Nominations for the Latin Grammys will be announced early morning on Sept. 10 by Tejano singer Graciela Beltran, Latin R&B/reggaeton singer/producer Flex, actor Esai Morales and past Latin Grammy winner Lila Downs. The awards ceremony will be held on Nov. 13 at the Toyota Center in Houston, telecast by Univision Network at 8 p.m. ET.

ALMA Awards honor America Ferrera, Charlie Sheen

August 18, 2008 | 12:45 pm

The ALMA Awards celebrating Latino achievements in film, TV and music were held last night in LA. And unlike previous years we won't have to wait till the awardfest, emceed by "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria Parker, airs on ABC on Sept. 12 to find out most of the winners. Alma_awards While the ALMA Awards website has no winners posted and the AP report on the awardsfest is surprisingly spotty, the wire service  also ran a complete list of winners.

"Ugly Betty" was feted with a special achievement award as was show star America Ferrera. Edward James Olmos won best actor in a drama series for "Battlestar Galactica" while Charlie Sheen took the comedy award for "Two and a Half Men." Roselyn Sanchez of "Without a Trace" and Judy Reyes from "Scrubs" won the TV actress prizes.

For the full list of nominees - CLICK HERE

No, Eva Longoria Parker is not snubbing the Alma Awards!

July 24, 2008 | 12:51 pm

Well, you can imagine what people thought when the rumor was confirmed that Eva Longoria Parker took her name out of the running for this year's Alma Awards, which recognize the best achievement of Latino performers.

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As if Eva Longoria Parker didn't have reason enough to act all uppity after "Desperate Housewives" made her an A-lister, now she's part of a superstar couple being married to b-ball giant Tony Parker. Has it all gone to her pretty head?

Sure enough Eva Longoria Parker's name was not on the list of nominees when they were unveiled this week (SEE HERE), but not because Eva was snubbing the kudos. In fact, she plans to host the ceremony on Sept. 12 when it's televised by ABC.

"I'm involved in the balloting and the selection process and the committee," she explained to reporters at this week's news conference. "So for me it was a conflict of interest" to enter her name in competition.

Also, she feels that it's time for other, newer stars to be recognized. Eva Longoria Parker has won two Alma Awards in the past (2002, 2006).

"Everybody knows 'Desperate Housewives,' " she said. "Let's recognize the people that you may not know on certain shows."

Those include the likes of three stars who received Alma nominations this week for starring on Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place": Jake T. Austin, Maria Canals-Barrera and Selena Gomez. "Wizards of Waverly Place" tied "Ugly Betty" and "Without a Trace" for reaping the most bids (three).

But also on the list was Eva Longoria Parker's lusty "Desperate Housewives" costar Ricardo Chavira, who plays Carlos, her ex-hubby and sometimes renewed flame.

"I had nothing to do with that!" Longoria assured reporters. "It was all him!"

Longoria explained why these kudos are so special to her: "I think the only person that I knew who was Latino when I was growing up was Rita Moreno on 'West Side Story.' There weren't a lot of Latino role models.

"That's why the Alma Awards are so important because we celebrate and recognize and honor the contribution of Latinos."



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