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Makeshift Mediation On Lewis Street - New Haven Independent
Johnson and his partner Heather Locklear questioned many of the neighbors' assertions. Johnson expressed his confidence in knowing what he was doing. “Just tell me what you want me to do?” he repeatedly asked. “Tear the place down, ” said McCarthy,...
the oh-no! DVD of the week: 'Flirting With Forty' - Flick Filosopher
Jackie (Heather Locklear, TV's Spin City) is a recently divorced mother of two vacationing alone in Hawaii for her 40th birthday. Against her better judgment, she allows the hunky, much younger, resident surf instructor (Robert Buckley, TV's Lipstick...
We were expecting to see some ole Heather Locklear or Kim Kardashian kinda chick ... and she sure ain't that. Come on now KSU, you mean to tell us that's the best y'all got???? One MediaTakeOut.com reader (who used to attend KSU) claims that there are...
Richie Sambora's Courtside Kiss - Celebrity Baby Blog
Ava, 11 ½, is Richie's daughter with ex-wife Heather Locklear. omg! ava is a mini heather,very pretty! richie is not bad either Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the site staff has approved them. namecalling and insults to a person's...
Today In Entertainment History May 10 - WFMY News 2
The booker paid them their $15 fee after one song and asked them to leave. In 1983, Metallica began recording their first album in Rochester, New York. In 1986, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee married actress Heather Locklear. They later divorced....
Made Formom - California Chronicle
--The perennially youthful Heather Locklear is "Flirting With Forty" ($24.96, Sony, available Tuesday) in a romantic drama based on the Jane Porter Novel. The Lifetime movie stars Locklear as a divorced mom who falls for a hunky younger guy (Robert...
Bringing Back the Bad - New York Observer
We also find it fitting that Ms. Trachtenberg borrows so heavily from Heather Locklear's seminal manipulator—there is a very good chance, prior to Georgina, she was the last great villainess to grace our television screens. While thousands of words...
Familiar faces arrive for sweeps, summer - Cincinnati.com
"Flying By," the Billy Ray Cyrus-Heather Locklear movie written and directed by North Avondale resident Jim Amatulli, airs 9 pm and 11 pm Saturday on Lifetime. The film, which premiered last month on the Lifetime Movie Network, is about a man (Cyrus)...
UIL Region II Class AAA Track & Field Meet results - North Texas e-News
5, Adams, Brittany, Fort Worth Castl, 5:29.57. 6, Ulrich, Rebecca, Van Alstyne, 5:30.80. 7, Dunn, Chelsea, Kennedale, 5:40.20. 8, Sterling, Heather, Canton, 5:43.00. 9, Ceballos, Haleigh, Sanger, 5:48.98. 10, Locklear, Jenna, Lucas Lovejoy, 5:50.13....
Star Trek Stars ... Then & Now - Canoe.ca
Heather Locklear was a revelation." Half-human, half-Vulcan first officer, capable of dry, logic-based humour. More emotional in his new incarnation and has a thing going with Uhura. Old Spock: Leonard Nimoy (who also appears in the new Trek)....

Heather Locklear


Heather Deen Locklear (born September 25, 1961) is an American actress. She is primarily known for her television work, her most notable roles being "Sammy Jo Carrington" on the 1980s soap opera Dynasty, "Officer Stacy Sheridan" on the 1980s cop drama T.J. Hooker, "Amanda Woodward" on the 1990s soap opera Melrose Place, and "Caitlin Moore" on the sitcom Spin City.

Locklear was born in Westwood, Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Diane (née Tinsley), a production executive for Disney, and William Robert Locklear, an administrator at UCLA. She went to Newbury Park High School. She is the youngest of four children and a cousin of Donald Trump's second wife, Marla Maples. She is of Scottish and distant paternal Lumbee ancestry.

While attending the University of California, Los Angeles, Locklear began modeling and working in commercials for the school store. In 1979, Locklear landed her first roles appearing in Tales of the Unexpected, and an episode of CHiPs a year later. She landed a few more bit parts in shows, including Eight Is Enough, before Aaron Spelling cast her in the role of Sammy Jo Dean during the second season of his TV series Dynasty. It would be the beginning of a highly successful long-term collaboration with Spelling who, the following year, cast her in the cop show T.J. Hooker with William Shatner. Until the mid 1980s, Locklear would appear as a series regular on T.J. Hooker while making semi-regular appearances on Dynasty. She later became a full-time cast member on Dynasty until its cancellation in 1989.

In the 1990s, after the failed sitcom Going Places and the three-hour mini-series Dynasty: The Reunion, Locklear went on to play another of her best known roles, that of scheming vixen Amanda Woodward on the FOX network's primetime soap opera Melrose Place. The show, which was a spin-off from the hit series Beverly Hills 90210, was struggling in the ratings during its first season. The producers initially brought in Locklear for a limited episode run, but then felt that she could blaze a trail across the show and boost ratings, much in the way that Joan Collins had for Dynasty in the early 1980s. Although she became a regular cast member from the second season onwards, Locklear was billed as a "Special Guest Star" until the end of the series in 1999. Locklear also won a First Americans in the Arts award for Best Actress in a TV series for her role on Melrose Place. After the show ended, she was immediately cast on the TV sitcom Spin City (opposite Michael J. Fox and later Charlie Sheen) until 2002. Locklear later starred in the short-lived drama LAX in 2004. With official news that the CW is reviving Melrose Place for its 2009-2010 season, Locklear has opted not to return as her character Amanda Woodward, for now at least.

Throughout her career, Locklear has starred or guest-starred in no less than seven different television series produced by Aaron Spelling, these being Dynasty, T.J. Hooker, Matt Houston, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Hotel, and Melrose Place.

Locklear has dated Tom Cruise, Mark Harmon, and Scott Baio and was married to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee from May 1986 to August 1993. After their divorce, she married Richie Sambora on December 17, 1994 in Paris. On October 4, 1997 she gave birth to their daughter, Ava Elizabeth. Locklear's representative announced on February 2, 2006 that divorce papers had been filed to dissolve the couple's marriage. In further papers filed by Sambora, it was revealed that the couple has been separated since December 26, 2005, and that Sambora will be seeking joint custody of Ava. After filing for divorce, Sambora became romantically involved with Denise Richards, his neighbor when he was living with Locklear. In April 2007, Locklear and fellow Melrose Place alum Jack Wagner confirmed their new romance at a charity golf event.

Locklear is a registered Republican. In 1998, she contributed $1,000 to Republican Randy Hoffman's campaign for the California House of Representatives.

In March 2008, Locklear was involved in a controversy when a "9-1-1" call was made by a caller claiming to be her doctor who said that she was trying to commit suicide. The authorities arrived at Locklear's home shortly afterwards. Locklear's publicist has since downplayed the incident stating that Locklear had never requested any medical assistance and the Ventura County Sheriff's Department later stated that no further action was taken once they arrived at Locklear's Westlake Village home as she appeared to be fine. They did, however, state that they still believed the call to be genuine. On June 24, 2008 she checked into a rehab facility in Arizona for alleged psychological issues including anxiety and depression, and requested an in-depth evaluation of her medication in order to receive proper diagnosis and treatment. Her agent announced that she was suffering from anxiety and depression. Other new agencies reported that she was suffering from alcohol and drug dependancy and has been spotted leaving both AA and NA meetings since the time she was in rehab.

On July 23, 2008 Locklear returned back home, after 4 weeks of treatment for anxiety and depression.

On January 2, 2009, Locklear pleaded guilty to one charge of reckless driving, a misdemeanor, and in return the district attorney dismissed the DUI charges. Locklear will serve three years' informal probation, was fined $700 and must complete a 12-hour DMV road and safety class.

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Richie Sambora

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Richard "Richie" Steven Sambora (born on July 11, 1959), is an American rock guitarist, producer, musician, singer and songwriter who is the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi. Along with frontman Jon Bon Jovi, he forms the primary songwriting unit of the band. He is also a solo artist, having released two solo albums; Stranger in This Town in 1991, and Undiscovered Soul in 1998.

Born to a Polish father, Adam C. Sambora, and an Italian mother, Joan Sienila, Sambora grew up in Woodbridge, New Jersey. He attended Woodbridge High School there. He began playing the guitar at the age of 12 following the death of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix in 1970. From his early days Sambora was strongly influenced by blues and 60s rock 'n' roll. His most important influences were Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter and Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. He was also influenced by Spanish classical music and began a life long love of the Spanish guitar.

Sambora played guitar for Joe Cocker and auditioned for Kiss. Bon Jovi added Sambora to replace original lead guitarist Dave Sabo.

Sambora has occasionally taken over as lead vocalist on some Bon Jovi songs, most notably "I'll Be There for You" and "These Days" when played live on the Bounce, Have a Nice Day and Lost Highway tours. He has also performed "Stranger In This Town". One of the live performances of "Stranger In This Town", recorded during the Keep the Faith tour, was released on Bon Jovi's CD single "Dry County" in 1994.

Recent ventures have seen him compose television theme songs for both Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. He (along with Jon Bon Jovi) is part of the Ownership Group of the Philadelphia Soul, an Arena Football League football team.

Over the years, Sambora has been an ardent fundraiser for many charities, such as Dream Street, the Steve Young Foundation and Michael J Fox's Parkinson's charity. He has donated money privately to various cancer charities since the death of his beloved father, especially with recognition to both hospitals his father was treated at, Memorial Sloan Kettering and M D Anderson. Richie's fundraising with the charity Stand Up For a Cure allowed for three mobile full service hospital units to be brought to the streets of New York, two of which were named after his parents respectively. These units will help to serve the community and help those afflicted with cancer as well as educate the public about the risks. Having learned about a girl who attended his alma mater, Woodbridge High, who had been diagnosed with a brain tumour that caused her to have several strokes and aneurysms post operation, Richie donated auction materials that were raised on WPLJ radio station, and he designed t-shirts for general sale. The auction lone raised $53,000 dollars which helped Kelly Mahon's family enormously with their mounting medical bills and the possibility of raising funds for adaptations necessary to their property if Kelly were to ever come home.

In May 2004, Richie Sambora was bestowed with an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by Kean University where he attended the awards ceremony and gave a speech of acceptance, even though he had attended Kean University as a freshman, but then dropped out to pursue a career as a professional guitarist and session musician.

Sambora made a cameo appearance in The Sims Superstar.

One of Sambora's replica guitar was autographed and placed inside Hard Rock Cafe in London.

Sambora is featured on the track "Baby Rock Remix", from LL Cool J's upcoming album "Exit 13".

His first solo outing was Stranger in This Town in 1991, a blues-influenced album that was received well by many critics although commercially a relative flop partially down to the more adult tone of the record that was not instantly appealing to Bon Jovi fans. Eric Clapton played the lead guitar track on the song Mr Bluesman, backed by Sambora on acoustic guitars. He did a short US tour in support of the album, featuring Tony Levin (bass), Dave Amato (guitar), Crystal Taliefero (percussion) and Bon Jovi bandmates Tico Torres (drums) and Dave Bryan (keyboards). Ballad of Youth was released in the UK in summer 1991 and despite plugs from The Friday Rock Show on BBC Radio 1 the song barely skimmed the top 75.

Undiscovered Soul was Sambora's second solo album, released in 1998. The album was produced by Don Was. In support of Undiscovered Soul, Sambora toured Japan, Australia and Europe in the summer of 1998. The band featured Richie Supa (guitar), Ron Wikso (drums), Kasim Sulton (bass), Tommy Mandel (keyboards), Everett Bradley (percussion - Japan only), Gioia Bruno (percussion - Australia only) and Crystal Taliefero (percussion - Europe only).

He made a special guest appearance on Bo Diddley's 1996 album A Man Amongst Men, playing guitar on the tracks "Can I Walk You Home" and "Oops! Bo Diddley".

In 1999, Sambora appeared as a guest vocalist on the Stuart Smith album Stuart Smith's Heaven & Earth, performing a cover of the Deep Purple song "When a Blind Man Cries".

Sambora played on a recently released album called Lessons from a band called Message. The album was recorded in the early 1980s.

Sambora sings "Long Way Around" (background audio) during the final scene in the 1997 Steven Seagal action movie Fire Down Below and is featured on the movie's soundtrack.

Sambora also recorded the song "One Last Goodbye" on the soundtrack for the movie The Banger Sisters. He also covered Jimi Hendrix's "The Wind Cries Mary" for the soundtrack of The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, released in 1990.

His guitar work is also featured on the track "Misery" on Pink's 2001 album Missundaztood with Steven Tyler.

In 2004, Sanctuary Records released a self-titled album which had been recorded in 1978 by Shark Frenzy, documenting Sambora's first recorded material. The mix tapes had been damaged in a flood and it had taken band member Bruce Foster to remaster them for them to be released so many years later.

Sambora co-wrote several tracks and played guitar on Australian rock/pop artist Shannon Noll's third album, called Turn It Up. It was released in Australia September 15, 2007.

Sambora married actress Heather Locklear in Paris December 17, 1994. Daughter Ava Elizabeth was born October 4, 1997. Locklear filed for divorce in February 2006 citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized on April 11, 2007. Just a few days later, Sambora's father Adam died of lung cancer. Sambora briefly dated actress Denise Richards. Sambora resides in Los Angeles and owns a home in New Jersey and a high-rise condo at Two Liberty Place in Philadelphia.

On June 7, 2007, it was announced that Sambora was entering an "undisclosed rehab facility in Los Angeles" for treatment related to alcoholism. Following his release, he told an interviewer, "I was just drinking too much and I needed to get my life together. I'm still in therapy and stuff like that, but it's good. I'm great. I feel fine." In a trailer for an upcoming Bon Jovi documentary, Sambora is seen talking about his addiction to painkillers following a 2006 shoulder injury, and how his bandmates convinced him to get help.

On March 26, 2008, Sambora was arrested for drunk driving in Laguna Beach, California. At the time, his girlfriend and ten-year-old daughter were both in his Hummer. He was pulled over at 10:52pm after an officer noticed his car "weaving on the road", but was "quiet and cooperative and didn't cause any problems." Due to the fact that his young child was in the automobile, he could have potentially faced child endangerment charges. At his May 2008 arraignment, he pled no contest "to driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher", was fined $390, placed on probation for three years, and was required to attend alcohol education courses.

Sambora has been known to use a wide variety of equipment throughout his career. He has an extensive guitar collection, featuring more than 120 instruments.

In the 80s, Sambora mostly played Kramer, Jackson, Charvel and Hamer superstrats as well as modified and custom Les Paul models, such as his Rod Schoepfer model. In early-mid 1987, Kramer put out a Richie Sambora signature model with three humbuckers, pointy drooped headstock, gold hardware, star-shaped fingerboard inlays and a Floyd Rose Original locking tremolo, which quit production in 1989. Today it has been reissued by MusicYo, and is named "Jersey Star", no longer carrying Sambora's actual name. He had also used several other Kramer models, including a variety of custom ones ("one-offs"). His two most notable guitars from the Slippery When Wet album/tour were his Kramer Richie Sambora signature and a custom black Jackson with a Floyd Rose tremolo, HSS pickup configuration and a reversed Strat-like headstock. There is also another of his very famous guitars from Kramer, which is a Jersey Star signature double neck used on "Lay Your Hands On Me".

During the following years Sambora played various guitars, most notably a custom black Jackson, which featured only a humbucking pickup in the bridge position, Floyd Rose tremolo system and a maple neck and fretboard with a reversed Strat-like headstock, along with vintage Fenders and Gibsons.

In 1991, Fender issued a Richie Sambora signature Stratocaster model which featured an original Floyd Rose tremolo system and an HSS combination of DiMarzio PAF Pro humbucking and 2 Fender Texas Special single-coil pickups.

This guitar came in two versions; American and later in 1996, Japanese. US-made Sambora model featured an alder body with ash veneers and was available in Cherry Sunburst and Olympic White, while the Japanese version had an alder body with black paisley graphics (ltd) and a Snow White Finish. Other features included a one-piece maple neck/fingerboard with 22 frets and star-shaped position markers, as well as a 25dB active mid-boost circuit (US version only) with TBX (US & Japanese) tone controls and an active/passive push-button switch.

In 1998 the model has been updated with a vintage-style tremolo, a set of Fender Hot Noiseless single-coils, no-load tone circuit and a 12dB active mid-boost with a push-button bypass selector.

There was also a Mexican-made standard version of the instrument, featuring a DiMarzio PAF humbucking pickup in the bridge position and two standard single-coils in the neck and middle positions. The guitar also sported a rosewood fingerboard with 21 frets and white dot inlays, as well as a Floyd Rose II locking bridge. Both the US and Mexican-made Sambora models were discontinued in 2002, though now there is a fender Stratocaster HSS standard Floyd Rose Model with about the same specs as sambora's, but its only available through guitar center. He still plays a variety of Fenders, apparently over 40 Stratocasters (mostly vintage, American Deluxe and Custom Shop models), such as the Telecaster doubleneck used on have a nice day. Sambora also has a '59s ash-bodied Telecaster used for these days on the current Lost Highway tour.

In the period of 2003-2006, he played a wide variety guitars on stage, including custom "Sambora" guitars built by his guitar tech Chris "Lumpy" Hofschneider, Zemaitis Guitars, Floyd Rose guitars, Zemaitis, Ovation, Taylor and Martin guitars, vintage and Custom Shop Gibson and Fender models, as well as guitars from his collection. One of the guitars built by his guitar tech features a fretboard made of both maple and rosewood, on an ash body with neck-through-body construction and a custom humbucking/single/single pickup layout. Currently, he mostly plays the custom black "Sambora" guitar (which is now a custom model called Sambora SA-2 for ESP LTD), different models of Gibson Les Pauls and Fender Telecasters and Stratocasters (American Vintage, American Deluxe, Custom Shop and other models).

Sambora used Ovation electric-acoustic guitars from the beginning of the 1980s until today. He played a custom-made doubleneck designed by his longtime guitar technician Gary "Gaz" Douglas which is featured on many unplugged versions of some other Bon Jovi songs) and a variety of other Ovations, such as Adamas.

In 2000, Taylor started the production of a Sambora signature model, a 6-string acoustic made of koa wood, called the RSSM. Only 100 were made, all in the year of 2000.All of his double neck acoustics feature a 6 string then 12 string, completely opposite of the normal manufacturing standard.

Since Sambora has been known to use his favourite Martin acoustic, among others, on a lot of recordings, Martin guitars put out two of Sambora's signature models in 2006, a 6-string and a 12-strings, based on his mentioned favourite 1930 Martin OM-45. He has also been seen using a Yamaha double neck acoustic at specific live shows.

Sambora also used Gibson and Guild acoustics, particularly a Guild F-50 12-string, which the song "Wanted Dead or Alive" was recorded with. He acquired it directly from the Guild factory due to the guitar having a finish flaw.

For most of the 80s and early-mid 90s, he used Marshall amplifiers, particularly the JCM800 models with 4x12" speaker cabinets and a variety of rack and pedal units (including effects). During his Stranger in This Town tour, Sambora used 2 Marshall JCM800 2203 heads and a Fender amp head (model not specified), with 3 4x12" Marshall cabinets. In 1995, Sambora started using Fender ToneMasters with Fender ToneMaster 4x12" speaker cabinets, following the These Days Tour. On tour, he used up to 12 cabinets on stage. For the studio sessions of his second solo album, Undiscovered Soul, he also used a Fender Bassman 4x10" combo and a Vox AC30. On the tour, he used Fender ToneMasters, a Marshall amp head, a Vox amp head and a VHT Pitbull in combination with Fender ToneMaster 4x12" and 2x12" speaker cabinets. In 2000, Sambora started using the Marshall JCM2000 DSL series (both on the tour and recording sessions of Crush). The song "It's My Life" was also recorded with a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier. He has also used the Marshall DSL series on the Bounce tour, as well as a Hughes & Kettner amp, occasionally. During their Have a Nice Day tour, Sambora used Diezel and Divided by 13 amplification and custom made 4x12" speaker cabinets. During the studio recording sessions of the Lost Highway album, he used Matchless, Bogner Ecstasy and Diezel Herbert amps. In 2007, he started appearing on stage with 2 halfstacks, again featuring Marshall JCM2000 DSL amplifiers and custom made 4x12" cabinets.

In late 2007, Sambora became an endorsee of The ESP Guitar Company, and a new Richie Sambora signature model, the LTD SA-2, is being debuted at the 2008 Winter NAMM show.

In 2008, Sambora began to use a Matthias Jabs Mastercaster, along with vintage guitars, such as a 1958 Gibson ES-335, and a 1954 Gibson Les Paul Junior.

Sambora is also a self taught musician of other instruments including: mandolin, sitar, ukulele, bass, banjo, piano, keyboards, drums, flute, trumpet, saxophone, accordion, bouzouki, mandocello, and others.

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Scott Baio

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Scott Vincent James Baio (born September 22, 1961) is an American actor, best known for his work on the sitcoms Happy Days and Charles in Charge. He recently appeared in his own VH1 reality series titled Scott Baio Is 45...and Single followed by Scott Baio Is 46...and Pregnant.

Baio was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Rose and Mario Baio, a personal manager. His grandparents were immigrants from Italy. He attended Xaverian High School, and later graduated from North Hollywood High School. His other siblings as well as their cousin, Jimmy Baio, also act.

In 1976, Baio played the title character Bugsy Malone in the cult kiddie gangster musical directed by Alan Parker, which also co-starred Jodie Foster. Baio and Foster later worked together again in the 1980 teen girl drama Foxes helmed by Adrian Lyne. When he was 16, Scott was then cast as The Fonz's cousin, Chachi Arcola, on Happy Days. During his Happy Days run, Baio earned two Emmy Award nominations for his lead performances in the TV movies Stoned (1981) and All The Kids Do It (1985). He also won two Young Artists Awards during the Third Annual Youth in Film Awards (1980-1981) as Best Young Actor in a Television Special for Stoned and Best Young Comedian in Television or Motion Pictures for Happy Days. He also starred in the made-for-television youth drama specials The Boy Who Drank Too Much with Lance Kerwin and Senior Trip with Mickey Rooney.

In 1982, Baio starred in a spin-off of Happy Days entitled Joanie Loves Chachi with Erin Moran, which lasted one season. That same year, he appeared opposite Willie Aames in the film Zapped!, and recorded an album for RCA. In 1984, Baio starred as a male nanny on the syndicated comedy series Charles in Charge until 1990. In 1985 he was part of an ensemble cast for Alice in Wonderland, where he portrayed Pat the Pig. From 1987 through 1991, he was a director of Out of This World (TV series).

During the decade of the 1990s, Scott appeared in various television programs, including the short-lived Look Who's Talking small screen spin-off Baby Talk. Between 1992 and 1995, he portrayed Dr. Jack Stewart in the medical mystery series Diagnosis: Murder starring Dick Van Dyke. Baio was a popular guest-star on Full House, Touched by an Angel, Veronica's Closet and The Nanny. He directed a number of TV series and commercials. He also starred in several telefilms and video releases such as Detonator, Bar-Hopping, Dumb Luck, Face Value and Danielle Steel's Mixed Blessings.

Face to Face (2001; renamed Italian Ties) was a comic drama directed by Ellie Kanner about three young men (Scott Baio as Richie, Thomas Calabro as Philly and Carlo Imperato as Al) who kidnap their emotionally distant fathers for a weekend of genuine male bonding. Baio co-wrote the screenplay with Jeffrey Gurian. The movie won the Audience Prize for Best Comedy at the Marco Island Film Festival, the Silver Screen Accolade in the Reno Film Festival and the 10 Degrees Hotter Best Feature Award during the Valley Film Festival.

The Bread, My Sweet (2001; retitled A Wedding For Bella) a romance film directed by Melissa Martin and produced by Adrienne Wehr. Baio portrayed Dominic Pyzola who's both a corporate raider in the daytime and a pastry chef at night. He earned three Best Lead Actor prizes in the Atlantic City Film Festival, the Kansas City Halfway To Hollywood Film Festival and the San Diego Film Festival. The movie itself collected top accolades from the Santa Monica, Stony Brook, Marco Island, Houston Worldfest and Iowa Hardacre Film Festivals.

More recently, Baio also had a recurring role on the Emmy award winning comedy series Arrested Development as the madcap Bluth family's serious but overpaid lawyer, Bob Loblaw. He took over the role of the clan's legal counselor from former Happy Days co-star Henry Winkler in four episodes: "Forget Me Now", "Notapusy", "Mr. F", and "Making a Stand". In August 2006, Baio was formally invited by the AIA Actors Studio to discuss his professional experiences as a working thespian and director in television and movies. He talked about his own lengthy acting career plus his recent forays into writing, directing and producing. In July 2007, Baio made his own foray into the genre of reality show programming with the VH1 reality series Scott Baio Is 45...and Single. The show averaged 1.3 million total viewers and 1 million adults from 18 to 49 years old, ranking it among the top ten basic cable programs in its 10:30 p.m. time slot. It was followed by a second season of the reality series, entitled Scott Baio Is 46...and Pregnant, and composed of nine episodes (six half-hour and three hour long installments).

Baio also starred in a movie called Finish Line playing a terrorist who smuggles a substance called Red Mercury into and out of the country cleverly using wine bottles and cars.

He can currently be seen as the co-host of the VH1 reality show Confessions of a Teen Idol, in which former teen idols attempt to resurrect their careers.

Baio was a member of Young Americans for Freedom. He attended the historical ceremonies of U.S. President Ronald Reagan's widely-televised state funeral. The June 12, 2004, New York Daily News reported that Baio was seated near Margaret Thatcher and was quoted as saying: "President Reagan made me feel proud to be an American. Today, I feel sadness".

Baio is also famous for dating several actresses, including Pamela Anderson, Erika Eleniak, Nicole Eggert, Natalie Raitano, Nicolette Sheridan, Denise Richards, Julie McCullough, Jodie Foster, and Heather Locklear. Baio also dated former model/actress, Sheila Kennedy, the December 1981 Penthouse Pet of the month and the 1983 Penthouse Pet of the Year, as well as a player/contestant on Big Brother 9.In his VH1 reality series Scott Baio Is 45...and Single, he admits to losing his virginity to Erin Moran.

On July 24, 2007, Scott appeared on the Howard Stern show on Sirius Satellite Radio and received a standing ovation from the staff. Not only did Howard ask to shake his hand but, in typical Stern fashion also asked if he could smell it. On the show Baio admitted that Playboy quietly banned him from the mansion for a period of time in the late '80s since he had dated each of that year's Playboy Playmates and then some, totaling 24. A spokeswoman from Playboy called Scott and told him that he needed to "slow down", as some of the Playmates he was with were also involved with Hugh Hefner. In the same interview he confessed that Heather Locklear was the greatest lover he has ever had, hands down. He rated some of his lovers on a scale of 1 to 10, including Denise Richards (3), Beverly D'Angelo (10), Liza Minnelli (7), and Melissa Gilbert (10).

On December 8, 2007, Baio married his longtime girlfriend Renee Sloan. In July 2007, he told E!: Entertainment Television's Ted Casablanca that they were expecting a baby girl in December. Initially pregnant with twins, Renee miscarried one of the babies at 11 weeks gestation. Their daughter, Bailey DeLuca Baio, was born November 2, 2007, 5 weeks premature. In an interview given to MomLogic.com in January 2008, Baio admitted to breaking down in the delivery room. The family has started the Bailey Baio Angel Foundation to provide financial support to other families who are dealing with metabolic disorders.

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T. J. Hooker

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T. J. Hooker is a weekly American police drama television program starring William Shatner. The series premiered as a mid-season replacement on March 13, 1982 on ABC-TV and ran on ABC prime time through May 4, 1985. The show starred William Shatner in the title role as the 15-year veteran police sergeant T. J. Hooker. The supporting cast included Adrian Zmed as rookie Officer Vince Romano, Heather Locklear as Officer Stacy Sheridan (season 2 onwards), and Richard Herd as Captain Dennis Sheridan as personnel in the fictional "LCPD" academy precinct. At the start of the show's second season, James Darren became a regular cast member, as Officer Jim Corrigan.

After his partner was murdered, veteran plainclothes detective Thomas "T.J." Hooker (William Shatner) reverted to his former assignment as patrol sergeant, and returned to the beat to rid the streets of the type of criminals responsible for his partner's death. Back in uniform, Hooker was assigned to train the academy recruits, and was partnered with brash, sometimes hot-headed young rookie Vince Romano (Adrian Zmed). With Romano much his junior, Hooker acted as his mentor on both a professional and social level. The age difference generally being the key hook of the partnership, the pair quickly became fast friends and a good team.

Outside of his work, Hooker was divorced as a result of his work putting a strain on his marriage, but was still friendly with his ex-wife, nurse Fran. Hooker was a ladies' man, but was still trying to adjust to being single once again. Lee Bryant was the original actress to portray Fran; the part was reprised by a different actress later on.

Hooker's tough, no-nonsense demeanor saw him often clashing with station Captain Sheridan (Richard Herd), but he always got the job done and was highly respected as a result. Introduced at the start of the second season was attractive Officer Stacy Sheridan (Heather Locklear), the daughter of Captain Sheridan and Hooker's and Corrigan's younger partner-in-command, who attended the police academy. Initially brought in to fill Officer Vicky Taylor's shoes, by the end of the season she had progressed to patrolling with Jim Corrigan (James Darren), another veteran cop much in the mold of Hooker.

From the second season onward, Hooker and Romano (Unit 4-Adam-30), and Stacy and Corrigan (4-Adam-16), usually worked closely together to tackle cases. The addition of Corrigan and Sheridan's partnership added an extra dimension to the show, sometimes with whole plots revolving around one or both of them.

For the final season, the series moved from ABC to a late-night slot on CBS. Along with the move, Adrian Zmed chose to leave the series to pursue other projects, leaving Hooker to patrol alone or to generally work as more of a trio with Stacy and Jim.

With its blend of good humor mixed with "on the streets" grittiness, the show was incredibly popular. The first season was considered a runaway hit, ranking 28th in the Nielsen ratings, but subsequent seasons failed to repeat that level of success.

Hooker was canceled by ABC in the summer of 1985, but the series survived when CBS picked up the show and produced new episodes that were longer than the normal 60-minute fare and were shown later at night (part of the CBS "Crime Time After Prime-Time" showcase during the late 80s/early 90s). Original shows finally were canceled in 1987, though the finale aired on May 28, 1986. Starting in 2005, the A&E Network re-broadcast the entire Hooker series, running one episode per weekday at 4 AM (A&E stopped showing T. J. Hooker before the end of 2005, however, and it has not been seen regularly since). It is also available in a shortened format on The Minisode Network.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the first two seasons on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time on August 9, 2005. No plans have been announced for DVDs of further seasons.

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Dynasty (TV series)


Dynasty is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 11, 1989. The series revolved around the Carringtons, a wealthy oil family living in Denver, Colorado.

Created by Richard and Esther Shapiro, Dynasty was produced by Aaron Spelling, already well-known for his successful ABC series including Starsky and Hutch, Charlie's Angels, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Vega$, and Hart to Hart. The working title for Dynasty was Oil, and the starring role originally went to George Peppard. In early drafts of the pilot script, the two main families featured in the series were known as the Parkhursts and Corbys; by the time production began, they had been renamed the Carringtons and Colbys. Peppard, who had difficulties dealing with the somewhat unsympathetic role of patriarch Blake Carrington, was quickly replaced with John Forsythe (who voiced the eponymous Charlie in Spelling's Charlie's Angels). Filmed in 1980, the pilot was among many delayed due to a Strike and Emmy Awards boycott precipitated by animosity between the television networks and the partnership of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Dynasty finally premiered on ABC as a three-hour event in January 1981.

As Dynasty begins on January 12, 1981, powerful oil tycoon Blake Carrington (Forsythe) is about to marry the younger Krystle Jennings (Linda Evans), his former secretary. Beautiful, earnest, and new to Blake's world, Krystle finds a hostile reception in the Carrington household — the staff patronizes her, and Blake's headstrong and promiscuous daughter Fallon (Pamela Sue Martin) resents her. Though devoted to Krystle, Blake himself is too preoccupied with his company, Denver-Carrington, and blind to Krystle's predicament. Her only ally is her stepson Steven (Al Corley), whose complicated relationship with Blake stems from their fundamental political differences and Steve's resistance to step into his role as future leader of the Carrington empire. Meanwhile Fallon, better suited to follow in Blake's footsteps, as a woman is underestimated by — and considered little more than a trophy to — father Blake. She channels her energies into toying with various male suitors, including the Carrington chauffeur Michael Culhane (Wayne Northrop). At the end of the three-hour premiere episode "Oil," Steven finally confronts his father, criticizing Blake's capitalistic values and seemingly-amoral business practices. Blake explodes, revealing the secret of which Steven thought his father was unaware: Blake is disgusted by Steven's homosexuality, and his refusal to "conform" sets father and son at odds for some time.

In the first episode of the second season, titled "Enter Alexis," the mysterious witness removes her sunglasses to reveal British actress Joan Collins as a new arrival to the series. Collins' Alexis Carrington blazed a trail across the show and its storylines; the additions of Collins and the "formidable writing team" of Eileen and Robert Mason Pollock are generally credited with Dynasty's subsequent rise in the Nielsen Ratings. The Pollocks "soft-pedaled the business angle" of the show and "bombarded viewers with every soap opera staple in the book, presented at such a fast clip that a new tragedy seemed to befall the Carrington family every five minutes." By the end of the 1981-1982 season Dynasty entered the Top 20; with the show's popularity soaring, former President Gerald Ford guest-starred as himself in 1983, along with his wife Betty and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Dynasty eventually hit #1 in 1985.

Alexis' testimony nonwithstanding, Krystle is immediately put off by the former Mrs. Carrington's condescending attitude and manipulations; Krystle's subsequent discovery that Alexis had caused Krystle's miscarriage by intentionally startling her horse with a gunshot settles Alexis as Krystle's implacable nemesis. In the seasons that follow, the rivalry between Blake's current and former wives becomes a driver for the melodrama. Alexis resents Krystle's supplanting of her position as mistress of the Carrington household and tries to undermine her at every opportunity, while Krystle makes increasingly bold efforts to keep Alexis from interfering in the lives of their mutual loved ones.

The pair have numerous verbal spats accented by slaps across the face, but more than once the altercations get more physical. "Unfortunately, the thing people remember about this show is the catfights," noted Collins in 1991. Krystle and Alexis famously brawl in Alexis' cottage and later in a lily pond, hurl mud at each other at a beauty salon, and slide down a ravine together into a puddle of mud before their final showdown in a fashion studio in the 1991 miniseries Dynasty: The Reunion. In 2008 Entertainment Weekly termed Alexis and Krystle's catfights "the gold standard of scratching and clawing." Later in the series Alexis battles Blake's half-sister Dominique Deveraux (Diahann Carroll) and her own cousin Sable Colby (Stephanie Beacham); Heather Locklear's Sammy Jo has catfights with both Amanda (Catherine Oxenberg) in a swimming pool and Fallon (Emma Samms) in a horse trough and the mud around it. Evans even battles with herself at the climax of a 1985-1986 storyline in which Krystle is imprisoned and replaced by a lookalike, also played by Evans.

Perhaps the most memorable aspects of the series, outside the high-camp scripts from the Shapiros and the Pollocks, were a stream of famous cliffhanger storylines.

The second season cliffhanger saw Blake left for dead on a mountain after a fight with Nick Toscanni. The third involved Alexis luring Krystle to Steven's cabin one night and two of them being locked inside while the cabin was set ablaze by an unseen arsonist (later revealed to be Joseph, the butler and Kirby's father). The fourth saw the disappearance of Fallon just before her second wedding to Jeff as her car seemingly collided with a truck on a stormy night (to accommodate the departure of Pamela Sue Martin from the series), while Alexis was arrested for murder and imprisoned in a jail cell full of "ladies of the night".

Perhaps the most famous Dynasty cliffhanger is the so-called "Moldavian massacre", when Blake's youngest daughter Amanda Carrington married Prince Michael of Moldavia on the eve of a military revolution in his country. Although the massacre itself (arrived at by writer Camille Marchetta, who had devised the wildly-successful 'Who Shot J.R.?' scenario on Dallas five years earlier) had superb production qualities and became the most talked-about episode of any TV series during the calendar year of 1985 (with a viewership of sixty million), it is nonetheless largely remembered for its disappointing resolution four months later.

Nearly every character was in attendance at the royal wedding in the season's final episode which aired in May 1985. At the conclusion of the wedding, revolutionaries stormed in, apparently gunning down everyone in the chapel. The final scene of the episode, with nearly every character on the ground appearing lifeless, gave the impression that anyone could have died, and in the summer that followed many magazines published stories speculating about which characters would survive the massacre.

When the series resumed in the fall viewers quickly learned the outcome of the fifth season finale, where it was revealed that everyone had survived with the exception of two minor characters: Steven's boyfriend, Luke Fuller, and Jeff's girlfriend, Lady Ashley Mitchell (played by Ali McGraw). The underwhelming resolution disenchanted fans who felt the storyline had built to nothing, and it is frequently cited as the moment when the series "jumped the shark". In the 2006 CBS special Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar, Gordon Thomson reiterated that it was the follow-up that was the letdown, not the cliffhanger itself. Joan Collins had been conspicuously absent from the season six opener; she was in a tense contract renegotiation with the show, seeking an increased salary. As a result, the first episode had to be rewritten to explain her absence and many scenes were abandoned or given to other characters. Collins's demands were met (she reportedly signed a $60,000 per episode contract) and she returned to the series in the season's second episode, though a planned storyline to make her Queen of Moldavia, for which some scenes had been filmed, was scrapped.

Aside from the glamour and campy drama, the show's later years covered controversy surrounding a storyline involving former matinee idol Rock Hudson as Daniel Reece, a character who enjoyed a romantic interaction with Krystle. Hudson's scenes required him to kiss Linda Evans and, as news that he had contracted AIDS broke, there was hysterical speculation Evans would be at risk.

Dynasty dropped from #1 to #7 in the ratings in a sixth season which featured a lookalike posing as Krystle, introduced Alexis' sister, and launched the spin-off The Colbys. Spurned by Blake, Alexis finds his estranged brother Ben (Christopher Cazenove) and the two successfully plot to strip Blake of his fortune. Steven's budding relationship with closeted Bart Fallmont (Kevin Conroy) is ruined by Adam's business-motivated public reveal that Bart is gay, and the May 21, 1986 season finale finds Blake strangling Alexis while the rest of the cast is in peril at the La Mirage hotel, accidentally set on fire by Claudia.

As the seventh season begins in September 1986, Blake stops short of killing Alexis, Claudia has died in the fire, and Amanda (now played by American Karen Cellini following Oxenberg's sudden departure) is rescued by a returning Michael Culhane. Blake turns the tables on Ben and Alexis and recovers his wealth, but loses his memory after an oil rig explosion. Alexis finds Blake and, with everyone believing he is dead, perpetuates his belief that they are still married. Living with a clean slate, Alexis finds herself softening to Blake, and ultimately tells him the truth as he reunites with Krystle. Krystina receives a heart transplant but is kidnapped; Sammy Jo's marriage to Clay Fallmont (Ted McGinley) crumbles and she falls into bed with Steven, Amanda leaves town, and North and South's Terri Garber arrives as Ben's daughter Leslie Carrington. Adam's season-long romance with Blake's secretary Dana Waring (Leann Hunley) culminates in a wedding, which is punctuated in the May 6, 1987 season finale by the violent return of a vengeful Matthew Blaisdel and Alexis' car plunging off a bridge into a river. Dynasty dropped to #24, and completely out of the top-30 in the 1987-1988 eighth season.

With The Colbys cancelled, Jeff and Fallon return for Dynasty's eighth season, their marriage now falling apart again. Matthew, returned from the dead but troubled by headaches, holds the Carringtons hostage in hopes that Krystle will run away with him. Steven ends the siege by reluctantly stabbing his old friend to death. Alexis is saved by a handsome and mysterious stranger, Sean Rowan (James Healey); she marries him, not realizing that he is Joseph's son and Kirby's brother, bent on revenge. Steven and Sammy Jo's reconciliation is short-lived as the pursuit of children unravels Adam and Dana's marriage. Sean begins to manipulate and destroy the Carringtons from the inside, with he and Dex fighting to the death in the March 30, 1988 season finale. Blake comes home to find Krystle missing and their bedroom in shambles.

The ninth and final 1988-1989 season brought a tightening of the budget and new Executive Supervising Producer David Paulsen, who took over the plotting of the series. Evans appeared in only a handful of episodes at the start of the season as an ailing Krystle seeks brain surgery in Switzerland but is left in an offscreen coma. In a money-saving move, Collins was contracted for only 13 out of the season's 22 episodes; former Colbys bitch Sable (Beacham) was brought in as both a platonic confidante for Blake and a nemesis for Alexis, and Tracy Scoggins also reprised her Colbys role as Sable's daughter Monica. A storyline involving a murder and an old secret tying the Carrington, Colby and Dexter families together spans the season as Alexis and Sable spar first over business and then over Dex. The May 11, 1989 season finale ended on a cliffhanger, with Blake, Alexis and Dex in mortal peril. With the series' Season Nine change to Thursday nights having proven unsuccessful in improving ratings, Dynasty was cancelled.

A spin-off, The Colbys, debuted in 1985 as Fallon "returned from the dead" and ex-husband Jeff followed her to Los Angeles, where they became embroiled in the family intrigues of Jeff's wealthy California relatives. Pamela Sue Martin had been asked to reprise the role of Fallon, but declined; the unpopular show lasted for just two seasons, ending in 1987, and both Fallon and Jeff returned to Dynasty.

A miniseries, Dynasty: The Reunion, aired in October 1991. Billed as a wrap-up for the dangling plotlines left by the series' abrupt cancellation 2½ years earlier, The Reunion resolved some storylines but ignored others.

The cable channel SOAPnet aired repeats of all nine seasons. In January 2004, creator Esther Shapiro participated in a marathon of the show's episodes, called "Serial Bowl: Alexis vs. Krystle", giving behind-the-scenes tidbits and factoids.

On January 2, 2005, ABC aired a fictionalized television movie called Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure chronicling the creation and backstage details of Dynasty. It received mixed reviews both for content and for historical accuracy, and was criticized by Forsythe, Evans, and Collins in separate press releases. Filmed in Australia, the movie starred Bartholomew John as Forsythe, Melora Hardin as Evans, and Alice Krige as Collins. The film begins with a disclaimer noting the inclusion of "time compression and composite and fictionalized characters and incidents," and takes dramatic license with both the historical timeline and events, as well as the fictional storylines originally presented on Dynasty.

On May 2, 2006, Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar aired on CBS. It assembled for the first time all the original actors who played the Carrington children (Pamela Sue Martin, Al Corley, Gordon Thomson, and Catherine Oxenberg), who reminisced about making the show with other former cast members, including John Forsythe, Joan Collins and Linda Evans. The special was filmed at the Filoli mansion. It was the first time Martin and Oxenberg, as well as Corley and Thomson, shared screen time.

The Filoli estate in Woodside, California was used as the Carrington mansion in the opening credits, establishing shots and some outdoor scenes. Filoli can be seen in Warren Beatty's 1978 film Heaven Can Wait with the same decor as it later has in Dynasty. Some of the other exterior shots of the Carrington mansion (including the lily pond catfight) were shot at a house called Arden Villa, which has also been used in other films, television series, and music videos.

John Forsythe was the only cast member to appear in all 220 episodes of the series, and both Forsythe and John James were the only two original cast members to appear in the final episode. Linda Evans appeared in the next highest number of episodes, for a total of 204 of the 220 episodes. She appeared in only six episodes of the ninth and final season before leaving the series.

In addition, the Crystal Light beverage hired Linda Evans as a spokesperson due to her character's name (Krystle) on Dynasty.

Two fictional novels were published, based on scripts from early episodes — Dynasty and Alexis Returns — written by Eileen Lottman. In 1984, Doubleday/Dolphin published the companion book Dynasty: The Authorized Biography of the Carringtons, which included an introduction by Esther Shapiro. The Authorized Biography featured storyline synopses in the form of extended biographies of the main characters, descriptions of primary locations (like the Carrington Estate and La Mirage) and dozens of photos from the series.

Glamour, Greed & Glory: Dynasty by Judith A. Moose was released in 2005 and included facts, stories, episode guides and photos. Author Moose claims that through research at Spelling Entertainment, she discovered the middle names (unused on air) of some key characters: Alexis Marissa, Amanda Kimberly, Blake Alexander, Claudia Mary and Fallon Marissa.

Dynasty was a top-30 hit for its second through seventh seasons, reaching #1 for the 1984-1985 season.

The first season of Dynasty was released on Region 1 DVD on April 19, 2005 by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The rights to subsequent seasons (and Season 1 rights for other regions) reverted to CBS Home Entertainment (distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment) in November 2006.

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Untitled Melrose Place Spinoff

Melrose is a reboot of the hit primetime soap Melrose Place which is about a group of young adults living in a West Hollywood apartment complex. It is the fifth series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise created by Darren Star. The show will premiere in the US on The CW in the Fall 2009 season. Smallville producers, Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer are helming the pilot script, and will be the executive producers on the series.

The new Melrose Place will be having more on-location shoots centered around the real Melrose areas of Los Angeles that wasn't shown too much in the previous installement. Filming will commence in April.

On October 11, TV Guide reported that series creator Darren Star said that the spin-off was a possibility that he'd be interested in pursuing and acknowledged that it has been up for discussion. However, he also noted that no official discussions about the spinoff have taken place. Later that month The CW and CBS Paramount Network Television said they are in fact "exploring" the possibility of creating a new version of the series. On October 31, 2008, Ace Show Biz reported that when it comes to the spin-off, Jennie Garth (who was instrumental in launching the original Melrose Place) does not plan to appear as her character Kelly Taylor. Kelly Rutherford, who played Megan on the original series, stated there is a possibility of her reprising her Melrose Place role. Lisa Rinna, who played Taylor McBride on the original series, stated that she would "definitely" reprise her role if asked. Josie Bissett confirmed she would love to resurface into the role of Jane Mancini if offered the chance.

On December 31, 2008, it was reported that Heather Locklear is being courted to reprise the role of Amanda Woodward in the new spin-off.

On January 14, 2009, E! reported that Grant Show, who portrayed cast member Jake Hanson (who was instrumental in starting Melrose), stated that he is up for portraying his Melrose character on the new spinoff. However, Show has also stated that he would be most likely to return if Jennie Garth appeared as Kelly Taylor, in order to further resolve the story line between their characters.

On January 19, 2009, Entertainment Weekly reported that The CW had been talking with Smallville show-runners Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin about shepherding the update.

On February 6, 2009, Entertainment Weekly confirmed Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer were now officially installed as showrunners/Head Writers of the spin-off. They also revealed the names and descriptions of the characters who would be featured on the series, including the son of Grant Show's character Jake Hanson, David Patterson.

On February 24, 2009, E! Online reported that the CW honchos have greenlighted the pilot episode of Melrose Place 2.0. The remake will follow the original formula and chronicle a group of twentysomethings dwelling in Los Angeles' perpetually trendy Melrose neighborhood. Davis Guggenheim, who directed and won an Academy Award for An Inconvenient Truth, will helm the pilot episode. Married to Elisabeth Shue, Guggenheim boasts the added bonus of being brother-in-law to Billy Campbell himself, Andrew Shue.

On February 25, 2009, The Hollywood Reporter reported the first actor cast in the new Melrose Place. Swingtown veteran Michael Rady has landed the Billy-like role of 25-year-old aspiring filmmaker Jonah Miller. He landed the part on Wednesday, a day after the CW officially green-lighted the pilot.

On February 27, 2009, Variety reported that actress Katie Cassidy has landed the Amanda-like role of sharp-tongued publicist Ella Flynn. Cassidy is known for her guest roles on shows like Supernatural and as Zoe on 7th Heaven.

On March 2, 2009, a CW insider informed TV website Zap2it.com that Mischa Barton of The O.C. fame is testing for a role on the show and that the network is "very excited about her." It is unclear what role she is testing for, however.

On March 9, 2009, Entertainment Weekly reported that singer/actress Ashlee Simpson-Wentz was the latest new tenant to be moving into Melrose Place. She will portray the role of Violet Foster, small-town girl who comes to L.A. with a secret. The character parallels a combination between Melrose originals Sydney Andrews (Laura Leighton) and Sandy Harling (Amy Locane).

On March 12, 2009, The Hollywood Reporter stated Mischa Barton would not be joining the cast of Melrose Place but that however she has been cast on another show for the Network's fall line up, A Beautiful Life.

On March 17, 2009, Cloverfield star Jessica Lucas had been cast to play the wealthy and beautiful elementary school teacher Riley Richmond according to The Hollywood Reporter. Lucas recently guest starred on 90210 as undercover cop Kimberly McIntyre.

On March 18, 2009, Entertainment Weekly reported that original star Heather Locklear decided not to return to the new Melrose Place. According to a rep of Locklear, the reason she passed on the chance to return was because there wasn't a way to bring Amanda back that made sense.

On March 24th, 2009, The Hollywood Reporter reported former model Colin Egglesfield had been cast as surfer and chef Auggie Kirkpatrick. Egglesfield portrayed Josh Madden on the ABC soap opera All My Children, also on this same day actress Stephanie Jacobsen from Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles has been cast to play the role of Lauren Bishop, a med student at UCLA, who is living a double life as a high-end call girl.

On March 25th, 2009, TV Guide (magazine) reported that 90210 (TV series) star Ryan Eggold will make crossovers to Melrose Place as his 90210 character Ryan Matthews.

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Melrose Place


Melrose Place is an American primetime soap opera that ran between 1992 and 1999, created by Darren Star for the FOX network and executive produced by Aaron Spelling for Spelling Television. It is the second series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise, and is set in a small apartment courtyard complex in the West Hollywood district of Los Angeles, where several young individuals reside, each with their own dreams and drives.

Like its predecessor, the show struggled in its first season with low ratings. However, with the arrival of more interesting characters and over-the-top storylines, ratings increased. The show was cancelled after its seventh season. In 2004, the network SOAPnet began repeating the series. Seasons 1 through 5 are currently available on DVD.

During the first season, the show was a relatively earnest serial drama with low-key storylines, and focused on how young people come to Los Angeles to realize their dreams.

The series was introduced with a cross-over story from Beverly Hills, 90210 involving Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth) pursuing Melrose Place resident Jake Hanson (Grant Show), a struggling manual laborer and bad-boy biker. Jake appeared in two episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210 and Kelly appeared in three episodes of Melrose Place; Jake eventually breaks off the potential romance because of their different backgrounds. Tori Spelling later appeared in two episodes of Melrose Place as her Beverly Hills, 90210 character Donna Martin, and Brian Austin Green appeared in three as David Silver.

Michael Mancini (Thomas Calabro) and Jane Mancini (Josie Bissett) were originally the stable couple in the apartment building, with Michael working as the building superintendent, and a sympathetic doctor at Wilshire Memorial Hospital, and Jane working as a budding fashion designer. Their neighbors were roommates Alison (Courtney Thorne-Smith) and Billy (Andrew Shue). Allison was a receptionist at D&D Advertising, a local advertising firm, and Billy was a struggling writer who worked odd jobs from a taxi driver to a copywriter at a local magazine company. Allison and Billy later began a love affair. Matt Fielding (Doug Savant), was a gay social worker who had no love life during the first season, and spent much of his storyline involved in one discrimination-related lawsuit after the next when he was beaten up in a gay-bashing incident, lost his job, and regained it.

Other original cast members were Rhonda Blair (Vanessa A. Williams), an African-American aerobics instructor, and her roommate, the blonde, budding Southern belle starlet Sandy Harling (Amy Locane), who moonlighted as a waitress at a bar called Shooters which served as the group's hang-out place. Sandy was written out after 13 episodes when the powers that be decided they were not interested in having to continually address her acting pursuits. Rhonda was removed after the first season when she got engaged to a wealthy restaurant entrepreneur.

Early in the show's run, photographer Jo Reynolds (Daphne Zuniga) arrived from New York to escape her alcoholic ex-husband. The tough Jo was compatible with Jake, and the two would enjoy an on-again, off-again romance, remaining close throughout whether they are romantically involved at the time or not.

Producers were faced with mediocre ratings and attempted to revamp the series during the first season. This revamp came in the form of the first-season arrival of Dynasty and T.J. Hooker alumna Heather Locklear as the opinionated and assertive Amanda Woodward, who worked as the ambitious art director at D&D Advertising and became Alison's confidante after she received a promotion. Initially intended as a high-profile guest, Locklear was retained on the series on a permanent basis but kept her "Special Guest Star" billing throughout the show's entire run. Amanda soon vied with Alison for Billy's affections and became a vice-president for D&D Advertising, and had affairs with several male residents. Amanda's malevolence, catty one-liners, and sexy "power dressing" wardrobe helped to make Melrose a guilty pleasure for many millions of viewers around the world. The show became less of an episodic series, and more of a soap opera with ongoing, interwoven stories, beginning with Michael Mancini's love affair with his lonesome co-worker Kimberly Shaw (Marcia Cross) and Alison's affair with a married man who eventually stalks her. The first season came to a close with Alison and Billy coming together as a couple, Michael and Jane splitting up when Jane finally discovered his infidelity with Kimberly, and the discovery that Amanda has purchased the apartment complex.

As the second season started to simmer, Michael divorced Jane and got engaged to Kimberly, and then had a fling with Jane's immature and irresponsible younger sister Sydney (Laura Leighton). Sydney was presented as somewhat a chaotic schemer, often outwitted and double-crossed by others, forcing her into ill-advised jobs such as a stripper, and later, a prostitute. While working at Shooters as a waitress, Sydney was introduced by a co-worker to Lauren Ethridge, a notorious Hollywood madam who recruited Sydney into her call girl ring. Uncomfortable with the work, Sydney quit but soon got arrested for solicitation. Michael bailed her out of jail and used this damaging information to blackmail Sydney to break up Jane and her latest love interest, her divorce lawyer Robert.

The storylines began to heat up when a drunken Michael crashed his car, sending him and Kimberly tumbling down a ravine. Kimberly's angry, grieving mother sent word that her critically injured daughter died in a medical facility in Ohio. Michael eluded potential manslaughter charges when Matt faked Michael's blood alcohol test results at the hospital. Sydney used this information to blackmail Michael into marrying her, despite her sister Jane's protests, which led to a catfight in the Melrose Place pool as Jane discovers Sydney stealing the family wedding dress. Sydney's plans for blackmailing Michael were foiled when Kimberly later reappeared, alive and well, revealing that her mother lied to keep Michael away. Kimberly returned as a more ruthless, unstable individual, with her sanity negatively affected by brain surgery and her accident. She reclaimed Michael as her own, and ultimately revealed her desire to take vengeance on him by killing him. In one of the series' most famous moments, Kimberly removes her wig in front of a mirror to present a gruesome scar left from the drunken car accident.

Later in the series, after being rejected by Michael after Kimberly's return, Sydney took over Lauren Ethridge's call girl ring when Lauren was in jail facing criminal charges. When Lauren was released she ousted Sydney and demanded all of the profits from her escort service while she was incarcerated. Sydney was forced to take a job as a stripper to get the money, and later as a street prostitute, to pay off Lauren. Sydney was attacked and beaten up on the street by some low-life streetwalkers and ended up in the hospital, where the scheming and manipulative Kimberly recruited her in part of her scheme to kill Michael, whom she blamed for the car accident that left her physically and emotionally disfigured.

Early in the season, Matt lost his job when the halfway house he worked in closed down. Michael then gave Matt an office job at Wilshire Hospital as a social services worker. There Matt met and befriended a Russian immigrant doctor named Katya Petrova. Katya showed a romantic interest in Matt at first, but Matt didn't reciprocate her feelings. Matt told Katya that he was gay and the two became close friend, and when Katya was in danger of being deported Matt offered to marry her. She saw better opportunity for her five-year-old daughter in America and if Matt married Katya, she and her daughter could remain in America. Matt agreed to the deal, but found that his "marriage" to a woman hindered his social cruising life. When Katya traveled back to Russia to visit her family, she decided to stay and had her daughter sent back to her, thus freeing Matt from their arrangement. Later in the season, Matt became romantically involved with Jeffrey Teller, a closeted U.S. Navy officer whose choice to remain private did not suit well with Matt, who was out and proud of his homosexuality. Matt persuaded Jeffrey to "come out" about his sexual orientation, and soon regretted it when Jeffrey was dismissed from the service and left town shortly thereafter because of it.

Jake purchased a struggling motorcycle repair shop, which soon burned down in a fire that was accidentally started by Amanda. Jake never found out that Amanda was indirectly responsible for the fire, but the end result had him ending his romance with Jo. Jake then became involved with Amanda and she then gave him a job at her father's auto making factory. Jake soon discovered that Amanda's father, Palmer, was involved in a scam of selling illegally reproduced cars as originals and was forced by the FBI to help in their arrest of Palmer.

Jo became romantically involved with the supposedly innocent ex-con and former high school flame Reed Carter, who worked on boats where he secretly smuggled drugs. Jo's discovery of his stash led Reed to kidnap her on the boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Jo killed Reed in self-defense and later learned that she was pregnant with his child.

As for Alison and Billy, their romance through the season had various ups and downs. Alison met and had a relationship with Steve McMillian, an eccentric entrepreneur who became a new client at D&D Advertising. Alison tried to set up Jo with Steve to keep her interest in Steve suppressed, but found it hard to keep her romantic feelings for him to herself. Eventually, Steve left town for a job in Europe, and Alison and Billy reconciled. By then, Billy had taken a job at a top-line magazine company, where he was trying to get ahead in the company any way he could.

Late in the season, while dealing with her difficult romance with Jake and struggling to run D&D Advertising under her aggressive and mean-spirited attitude, Amanda had an uncomfortable reunion with her long-estranged mother Hilary Michaels (Linda Gray), who was the CEO of a top-line modeling agency called Models Incorporated (which would lead into the spin-off series Models Inc.). Jo became acquainted with one of the models from Hilary’s company, named Sarah Owens, whom she helped get out of an abusive relationship. Hilary asked Amanda to employ her charming (but very scheming) fiancé Chas at D&D. He made sexual advances against Amanda which resulted in her firing him. Making it look like Amanda had taken advantage of him, Chas used his dismissal to file a lawsuit against Amanda and her company. Hilary finally learned the truth about Chas' intentions and had her lawsuit against Amanda dropped, but Amanda refused to forgive her own mother for it and Hilary departed from the series to settle on her own.

Alison and Billy got engaged and planned a wedding set in the building's courtyard. On the day of her wedding, Alison’s father threatened her and she experienced flashbacks to the childhood sexual abuse perpetrated by him. Alison fled through a window shortly before the ceremony and ran away from the wedding--and Billy--and ended up living with her older sister, Meredith, in San Francisco, who was also abused by their father. The season wrapped up with the psychotic Kimberly, wearing a short blonde wig, running Michael down with Jane's car and Jane getting arrested for the crime.

As the high-octane third season gets underway, Jane first, and then Sydney, are blamed for Michael's hit and run accident, which has left him with amnesia and Kimberly, the real culprit, completely getting away with the crime. Though Michael eventually regains his memory and realizes Kimberly was his attempted killer, the pair reconcile and soon marry in an impulsive Las Vegas wedding.

The pregnant Jo gets embroiled in a custody battle with Reed's parents, who want to take their grandchild away from the woman who "murdered" their son. Kimberly appears to help Jo conspire to fake the baby's death so that Jo can escape and live in anonymity with her child; but, having recently learned that she is unable to bear children of her own, Kimberly actually steals the baby from Jo and starts to raise him herself. Once Jo reports them to Wilshire Hospital's chief of staff, the ruthless and conniving Dr. Peter Burns (Jack Wagner), Michael relents and returns the child. Enraged, Kimberly informs the Carters (Reed's parents) that Jo's baby is alive, and the Carters hire a nanny to steal the baby from Jo. After tracking them down and getting shot in the back for her troubles, Jo ultimately decides to give her son up for adoption.

Matt continued working at social services at the hospital. He briefly got back together with his former lover, Jeffrey Teller, who reveals to him that he was discharge from the U.S. Navy when he discovered that he was HIV-positive. Matt soon become uncomfortable with Jeffrey wanting to live the rest of life as fully as he could, and they broke up midway through the season. Later in the season, Matt became involved with a doctor, Paul, the new plastic surgeon at the hospital who is in the closet... and still married to a woman. But in the shocking season final, Paul ends up murdering his wife and meticulously set Matt up as the perpetrator.

In this season, Sydney transformed from being a seductive and crafty vixen into a victim to which one bad incident after another happened. She never was able to exonerate herself for the attempt on Michael's life at the end of Season 2, and everyone treats her with hostility and suspicion for the duration of the series. After being sent first to prison, and then to a mental hospital by Jane, who believed that Sydney was insane, she got released by Jane in a work release program under her. But Sydney ended up gaining the unwanted attention of Chris Marchette, an Australian businessman associated with Jane, and who was a closet gigolo and psychopath who made sexual passes at Sydney, and always denied any of his wrongdoing to Jane and everyone else. (Skepticism, betrayal, greed and mistrust became the recurring theme for the series from this point forward). Chris eventually embezzled most of Jane's business money and skipped town.

Sydney returned to work as a waitress at Shooters, where she grew closer to Jake. But Jake later broke up with Sydney when Chris forced her into sexual favors when he threatened to murder him, as well as Jane. Sydney's bad luck continued when she advertised for a roommate to help pay her rent, and a charming young woman named Rikki moved in. Rikki turned out to be another typical, conniving psychopath who hooked Sydney up with a religious cult led by a shady guru, named Martin Abbott. Eventually, Sydney was rescued rescued by Jane and Jake. Frustrated at this turn of events, and with everyone still treating her with distrust, Sydney finally gave up trying to be a good person and reverted back to her wicked, devious and crafty self and started by sabotaging a romance between Jake and Jane before it began. Shortly afterward, Sydney got back at both Michael and Kimberly by extorting money from them over their marital difficulties and used it to take control of Jane's design business. Jane, eventually learning that the only way to combat evil and win is to become evil herself, successfully ousted Sydney in a crafty scam of her own.

Jake bought the late Reed Carter's boat, only to have it destroyed when Amanda's fugitive father, Palmer, returned plotting to murder him for losing his business, and hiring a contract killer named Brittany to do the deed. But predictably, the greedy Brittany doubled crossed Palmer by stealing his ill-gotten money for herself, and then murdered Palmer and attempted to murder Jake by destroying his boat with explosives. Jake was rescued at sea, and for helping the FBI to track down Brittany, received a $50,000 reward which he used his windfall to purchase the bar Shooters.

Late in the season, Jake reconciles with Jo shortly before reuniting with his half-brother, Jess, when their mother died in his Washington state hometown. Jess followed Jake back to Los Angeles, and immediately set out to infiltrate Jake's life, first by getting involved with Jo and setting Jake up to get shot in an armed robbery at Shooters. Jo did not believe Jake's claims that Jess tried to have him killed in order to claim his whole life for himself, until Jess got violent with her. When Jake discovered Jo beaten up, he set off to avenge her, and he and Jess tumbled off the top of a construction site in their brawl during the season finale cliffhanger.

After ending her relationship with Billy (who was both unable and unwilling to understand Alison's mental problems), Alison descended into alcoholism and ended up in a rehab center to recuperate. She became involved with an NFL football player, only to not have it last. Billy remained irate at Alison for the duration of the season, and took another job as the copywriter at D&D, thanks to Amanda's ploy. Amanda got involved with Wilshire Memorial chief of staff Peter Burns, who secretly conspired to take her down as President of D&D so his old girlfriend, Caitlin, could take her place. He even went as far as to attempt to kill Amanda on the operating table in a fake appendicitis attack until Michael came to her rescue and Peter got arrested.

Amanda later discovered that she was suffering from lymphoma, causing her to lose her job as president of D&D, with Alison serving as her eager replacement. But Alison, unable to cope with this sudden change of career move, couldn't cope with the workload and became a villain herself when she developed the same aggressive, take-no-prisoners attitude which she resented in Amanda. Michael began to fall for Amanda while serving as her doctor and they had a brief affair--enraging the increasingly unstable Kimberly. Amanda rejected Michael's advances once her health was restored, and she puts her energies back into reclaiming her status at D&D, teaming up with upstart and conniving intern Brooke Armstrong (Kristin Davis) to overthrow the overwhelmed Alison as president. Brooke got involved with Billy and got Alison out of the way in a ruse that sent her off to a job in Hong Kong, while Brooke, after helping Amanda oust Alison from D&D (not surprisingly), began plotting to oust Amanda too so Brooke could take over D&D all for herself. Brooke marries Billy in the season finale, despite Alison's interrupting the ceremony to beg Billy for another chance.

Kimberly, after being served with divorce papers, plotted revenge against Michael once again first by setting him up for assaulting her. Michael is bailed out of prison by Peter Burns, (having served a short jail sentence for the attempt on Amanda's life) who needed Michael's and Kimberly's help in testifying to the medical board in the Amanda debacle in order for him to keep his medical license. Peter seduced Kimberly into a romance to get her to take his side. Once the medical board lets Peter go, his real motives become apparent to Kimberly, finally pushing her over the edge and, pushed by demonic visions in her mind, plants four fire bombs in the apartment complex in a thrilling third-season cliffhanger to destroy the whole apartment building and everyone in it. Note: due to the Oklahoma City bombing that occurred April 1995, one month before the May cliffhanger, the actual bombing did not take place onscreen until the beginning of season four.

Picking up where Season Three left off, Kimberly sets off a horrendous and spectacular series of explosions that destroy half the Melrose apartment complex. Jane's potential new boss is killed and Alison temporarily loses her eyesight.

Jess died in the fall at the construction site, leaving Jake plagued with guilt. Jake later met and shacked up with Shelly Hanson, Jess' ex-wife who arrived in town for Jess' funeral, and Jake gave Shelly a job at Shooters. But as expected, Shelly (just like Jess before) had an agenda and ploted to steal all of Jake's money and ruin him financially as revenge for what she saw as Jake killing her ex-husband. Shelly's scheme almost worked until Jake wised up to her and after she attempted to murder him, he sudued her and was arrested.

Matt eventually was exonerated in Paul's wife's murder when Paul confessed to the crime before dying after being shot by the police. But Matt lost his job because of the legal incident in which Michael approached Matt and persuaded him to sue his former boss, Calvin Hobbs, the Wilshire chief-of-staff who took over back in Season Three as Peter's replacement. With the help of a GLAAD league, Matt went through and won the lawsuit, as well as a large sum of money. Matt later used that money in his settlement to enroll in medical school and took another job back at Wilshire Hospital as an intern.

Kimberly was declared insane by the courts for the bombing and locked away in a lunatic asylum. Peter takes special care for her, revealing to Sydney that his concern stems from memories of his now-deceased sister who suffered similar mental problems. Kimberly reveals that she is being coaxed into violent and murderous actions by visions of a man named Henry, and Kimberly's mother admits that Henry was once their family's gardener whom Kimberly, then a child, stabbed to death when she walked in on him raping her mother. Kimberly is released into Peter's protective custody, but becomes lonely when he starts devoting his time to rekindling his romance with Amanda.

Alison eventually regained her eyesight, got her old job back at D&D Advertising, and got involved with and married Brooke's father Hayley (Perry King), and soon both Brooke and Hayley interfered with each other's marriages. Hayley eventually discovered he is financially ruined and, during a trip with Alison, he drowns after falling from his yacht while drunk. Brooke and Billy's marriage is rocky from the start due to her jealousy over Alison, and Billy threatens to leave her when he discovers she lied about a pregnancy and miscarriage. They reconcile when Brooke attempts suicide, but Billy leaves again for good, when he cannot put up with Brooke's manic behavior any longer. Brooke eventually drowns in the Melrose Place pool, and Billy is haunted by her death and tries to keep her "memory" alive by emulating her personality in his work life, becoming ruthless and vindictive.

Amanda reveals she faked her own death years ago in Miami to escape her violent husband Jack Parezi, a businessman with Mafia connections, who now tracks her down in L.A. and dies in an accident after trying to reclaim Amanda as his. Shortly after, Amanda is reunited with her long-lost first love, Jack's brother Bobby, and dumps Peter for him. Peter soon gets involved with Alycia Barnett, who had been Matt's lawyer in the Paul situation, and the two also conspired to ruin Bobby so that Alycia could take control of Bobby's TV cable company empire and, secretly, so Peter could win Amanda back. Bobby discovers the duplicity and, when attacking Alycia at Peter's office, she accidentally knocks him out of the high-rise window to his death. Peter got arrested for the crime, and the real killer, Alycia, died in a car accident while trying to leave town.

Kimberly and Michael reconcile and remarry, but her sanity begins to break down once again and she develops multiple personality disorder, often reverting to the persona of a '50s-era housewife named Betsy, who had a tendency to become violently angry. While driving with Peter to the police station to give her statement as his alibi for the night Bobby died, Kimberly slips back into Betsy mode and kidnaps Peter and takes him to a mental institution, where she locks him up in an act of revenge for previously declaring her insane.

After breaking up with Jake, Jo got involved with Richard Hart, creating a rift between her and Jane. Jane pretended to seduce Michael to make Richard jealous, infuriating Sydney, who tried to sabotage Jane by spiking her drink with prescription pills, accidentally causing her to suffer a stroke, leaving Jane paralyzed on one side. Jake become an ally during this time, and he and Jane started a relationship as Jane recovers. But on a business trip to New York, Richard rapes Jane, and in her anger she unexpectedly breaks up with Jake and sets out to get revenge on Richard.

As for Matt, in between medical school classes and interning at Wilshire, he met and started a romance with Alan, a Hollywood movie actor who was closeted. Alan's choice to remain private about their romance did not suit well with the out-and-proud Matt, especially after Alan began lying to the public about his sexual orintation since he felt that revealing his homosexuality would cause him to be backlisted in the Hollywood film industry. Fruststrated, Matt began a romance with another man named David, who had taken Matt's old job in Social Services at Wilshire Hospital, behind Alan's back. Matt eventually broke up with Alan after he refused to come out of the closet about their romance, and Matt later broke up with David over his guilt over cheating on Alan. Afterwards, Matt began taking painkiller pills when he contracted meningitis from a patient, and as the season came to an end, he quietly became a drug addict in stealing pills out of the hospital medicine locker to cope with all the setbacks he was facing in life.

Late in the season, Jo began a relationship with one of Matt's medical school professors, Dominick O'Malley, who helped her care for an ailing Matt, and also helped Jo with one of Sydney's old school friends who was in a spousal abuse case. When Dr. O'Malley told Jo that he was going to Bosina as part of a Doctors Without Borders program, he invited her to join him, and she agreed. And, as the season wraped up, Amanda and Michael set out to rescue Peter from "Betsy" at the mental institution; Kimberly snaps back to reality before tumbling off a scaffolding and falling into a coma, leaving Peter once again without an alibi. Billy decided to get back together with Alison and seeks Jake's help to reunite them, but Jake and Alison develop feelings for each other instead and begin a relationship of their own.

In the season's final episode, Jane discovers that Sydney was responsible for her stroke and blackmails her into helping her murder Richard. Sydney seemingly kills Richard with a shovel and the two sisters bury his body in a field. The last scene reveals that Richard is really alive as his hand shoots out of the ground as the two sisters speed away in their car....

The Fifth Season seemed to have been the point where the series hit its peak. A detective reveals to Amanda, now married to Peter, that Peter isn't really who he claims to be. Jane and Sydney try to fight back worry of the truth being revealed of what happened to Richard. Richard rises from the grave and begins to harass Sydney and Jane, without letting them know that he's still alive. Jake and Allison begin a secret love-affair behind Billy's back. Kimberly can't remember her dinner with Peter, and his trial is only a few days away. At the same time, two new characters were introduced, Taylor McBride the attractive wife of Kyle McBride, a restaurant owner in Boston. Taylor learned of Peter's arrest, and traveled to Los Angeles and to Melrose in search of answers where Taylor rented Jo's vacant apartment, and persuaded Kyle to join her and move their restaurant to L.A. Unknown to Kyle, Taylor appeared to have a secret involving Peter, and it clashes with Amanda early on who immediately suspected something about Taylor.

Richard continued to stalk Jane and Sydney while Samantha Riley, an artist and Jane's new roommate whom she hires at her boutique store, began to suspect something is wrong. Richard is eventually killed by a police officer after trying to shoot Jane and Sydney at a rural convenience store. The police let Jane and Sydney leave with the money Richard stole from Jane.

Kimberly began to remember the dinner and the waiter is found who waited on her and Peter. Peter is released as Taylor began to grow even more closer to him. Peter begins to drink heavily and spend time at Kyle's restaurant, Kyle's. Allison rejected Billy's proposal as Jake and Allison got closer. Billy eventually hated both of them. Jane learns of Jake and Allison relationship and begins to act out her heartache by throwing a brick through Jake and Allison's bedroom window, slashing Allison's tires, and then getting a restraining order against Jake. Meanwhile, Taylor revealed to Peter that she is Victoria Taylor Davis, the younger sister of his deceased first wife, Beth. Amanda began to lose hold of Peter as his interested in Taylor intensified.

Megan Lewis is another new character who meets Michael on the beach during his morning jogs and quickly begins to have an affair with him. Michael resists at first, but eventually agrees with it as Kimberly can't have sex due to orders from her psychiatrist. Michael soon discovers that Megan is a prostitute, and he demanded to let him be the only man in her life.

Amanda met a new co-worker at work, Craig Field whose father is Amanda's ruthless boss. Craig learned he has control of the company from his mother's will and begins to make things rough for Amanda. Eventually, Craig's father dies of a heart attack after Amanda learns that his father was involved in the murder of Craig's grandfather.

Michael finds Megan and Kimberly talking with each other and we learn that Megan and Kimberly were working together the whole time. Kimberly had hired Megan to sleep with Michael. Michael makes Megan give up being a prostitute and assures her that he will pay for her living expenses. Kimberly learns she has a terminal brain tumor and she only has three months left to live.

Allison learns she's pregnant with Jake's baby, which leads to trouble in her life. Allison isn't even sure if she wants a baby and after a brief stint of returning to D & D, Jake and Allison hit a rough patch and Allison soon miscarries and learns that she can't ever have a baby. Despite this Allison and Jake get married.

Matt's drug use finally became public knowledge which led him to entering a rehab program and he soon began a relationship with Dr. Dan Hathaway, the openly gay rehab director. Matt and Dan's out and open romance was at first pleasant, but soon turned dark when Dan was revealed to be physically abusive and domineering, which led Matt to break up with him.

Taylor and Kyle continue to have trouble in their marriage after coming to Melrose. Kyle ends up having a one-night stand with Sydney. Sydney, still running Jane's company, has a relationship with a millionaire which ends after he learns of her love for Kyle. A con artist fakes an accident at Sydney's store, leaving her trying to prove the truth. After the trial, Sydney is left with nothing and becomes a con artist herself.

Michael and Kimberly divorce as she pushes him and Megan together. She tells Megan she is planning on killing herself, which leads to a car accident hurting both Kimberly and Michael. Michael survives after having a dream of Megan pulling him to heaven and Kimberly pulling him into hell. Michael promises Kimberly he will spend his final days with her and he eventually ends up having sex with her.

Billy and Samantha form a relationship after Samantha has a short relationship with Craig. She and Billy eventually move in together and seem to be on the right track towards marriage until Samantha's convict father shows up, who has escaped from prison.

Jake begins to spend more time with his son and ex-girlfriend after her husband left them. Allison sees that what Jake really needs is a family, something that she is unable to provide. Allison fakes returning to alcohol so Jake could leave her. Jake is reunited with his son, and Allison leaves Melrose Place alone, heading for Atlanta, while Jake moves to Ojai to live with his former girlfriend and their son.

Peter eventually ends up sleeping with Taylor and they start having an affair. Kyle and Amanda learn of the affair and they both file for divorce. Peter begins to make Taylor look and act like his dead wife. Taylor starts to get upset and doesn't think she can take it anymore.

Samantha's father demands money from Billy and Sam and goes out on the run. The police tap Sam and Billy's phone to learn what happened to her father.

Michael and Megan finally got married, making this his fourth marriage of the series.

Michael and Taylor druged Peter to convince him he has rage epilepsy. Michael cheats Peter out of Chief of Staff position by tricking Peter into signing a contract. Peter soon learns the truth and throws Michael through a window, cutting up Michael's surgeon hands, and then he attempts to push Taylor off a lighthouse until she reveals to him that she's pregnant in the literal cliff-hanging final episode.

Sydney's job as a con-artist heats up when she plots to take down Amanda. Sydney falls down the spiral staircase and fakes injuries during a party at D&D. Craig fakes concern for Sydney to save D&D from a lawsuit, but a real relationship soon develops.

Kimberly's brain tumor goes into remission and attempts a plot to break up Michael and Megan, but soon dies of an aneurysm in her mother's arms. Amanda loses her grip on D&D after Craig and Sydney launch a new ad business. Craig proposes to Sydney and she accepts.

Midway through the season, Michael's younger sister, Jennifer, showed up and began to cause trouble not only between Michael and Megan, but everyone else. Jennifer was revealed to be the young woman that Kyle had an affair with in Boston years earlier, and she soon tried to break up Kyle's marriage to Taylor, and later, his growing romance with Amanda.

Late in the season, Matt's rebellious teenage niece, Chelsea, moved in with him after the death of her father. But Chelsea's estranged mother arrived in town wanting custody which led to another courtroom case. After a courtroom battle, Matt finally gained custody of his niece.

In the final episode of the season, Sydney and Craig got married, while Kyle left in the middle of the wedding to find Amanda who is planning on moving to New York to start over. Amanda and Kyle get together and begin to make love. While working as a grocery store cashier, Samantha is taken hostage by her father and ended up in a high speed chase with the police.

Meanwhile, Craig and Sydney's wedding ends out in front of a church, while Samantha and her father have a car accident from the police chase. They crash through a nearby bus stop and run over Sydney, leaving Craig crying over Sydney's bloody body.

Two new characters are introduced to revive the series: the violent Dr. Brett 'Coop' Cooper (Linden Ashby) and his seductive, spoiled ex-wife, Lexi Sterling (Jamie Luner). The focal point of the season is the troubled relationship between Kyle and Amanda, who returns to her nasty ways after creating her own advertising agency, Amanda Woodward Advertising. Craig attacks Jennifer who is aided by Billy in a fight for her life after Billy successfully destroys Craig's new advertising company, but Craig escapes, steals Jennifer's car, and commits suicide, unable to live with the grief of losing Sydney months earlier.

Early on in the season, Billy and Samantha are engaged, and he asks Craig to be his best man. As with all weddings in the series, it is not smooth sailing and the pair have a falling out after one of Samantha's old friend's, Connie, arrives in town and creates friction. Fortunately, they patch things up and get married, but it is not long before he starts cheating on her with Jennifer. In spite of his affair, Billy is committed to making his marriage work.

The characters of Samantha, Taylor, and Coop depart from the series by the season final, with Taylor, who gives birth to Michael's child and agrees to share mothering duties with the returning Jane. But Taylor reconsiders and goes back to Boston, keeping the baby for herself.

After Coop's failed murder attempt on Lexi's life, diverted with Megan's aid, he leaves to take up a job offer with a man who previously tried to con Megan into sex, knowing of her past as a prostitute. The show is renewed for a seventh season, which would also be its last.

New characters were hurriedly drafted into the series for its final season, including Kyle's younger brother Ryan McBride (John Haymes Newton), who is revealed to have a young daughter living at a convent in New York following the death of her mother. Also new is Eve Cleary (Rena Sofer), an old school friend of Amanda's. Both characters had difficulty gaining a following during this period of cast instability. Overall, the series seemed unable to handle the high number of cast changes in such a short time, and its popularity never recovered. Amanda and Michael remained leading characters through to the end of the series.

As the seventh and final season began, the residents learned that Matt, who had moved away a year earlier for career advancement provided by Michael, died in a car accident on his way to a reunion dinner at Kyle's restaurant. The residents also learned that Matt had kept a journal of all the secrets they shared with him and each of them schemed to get their hands on it. This was the driving force behind the stories for this season. One of the most notable stories was that of the hidden relationship between Amanda and Eve Cleary Burns. They were high school cheerleaders together until an ugly encounter ended up in the death of Eve's boyfriend which resulted in Eve spending 15 years in prison. Kyle eventually learns about their secret past and grudgingly agrees to keep the truth from Peter, Eve's new husband.

Billy marries Sam although he is having an affair with Jennifer and the pair move in together despite her seeing Jeff. Samanntha and Jeff get together and attempt to break up Billy and Sam by pretending as if Alison sent a fax. Jennifer is heartbroken because she is worried that he still has feelings for her. Early in the season Jennifer and Billy reconcile after Jane convinces Michael to help them resolve their issues, and they move to Rome together.

Amanda and Kyle enjoy wedded bliss and even try to get pregnant, but things come crashing down when Peter gives Kyle the wrong test results that indicate he cannot father a baby. They reunite after Kyle goes through rehab. Amanda agrees to sell the building in order to pay for their dream home, but eventually their marriage comes to an end.

Josie Bissett returned to the series as Jane in 1998 in a move to halt the series' downward spiral, and story lines centered on the rekindling of her relationship with Michael. It is revealed she slept with a current client of Amanda's the day before her wedding to Michael, leading to his distrust of her now as they decide to marry again. They exchange wedding vows again, only to end up estranged and on the road to an ugly divorce within hours. The two reunited at Christmas, but it didn't last.

Megan and Ryan begin a relationship which led to them getting married in the season final. Lexi underwent a transformation from a rich, spoilt daddy's girl to a scheming super-bitch who succeeded in purchasing the Melrose Place building from Amanda and started a new agency, Sterling-Conway, which drove Amanda out of business. Eventually, the show paired the long-suffering Jane with Kyle (the actors were real-life spouses) and returned to the coupling of Amanda and Peter, in spite of the fact that Peter was still married to Eve. Lexi also became sexually involved with Michael, but they broke up by the season's end after she rejects his marriage proposal due to the realization that neither could truly be committed and monogamous to the other.

Chin compared the works to viruses, symbiotic and invisible. The project was called "In the Name of the Place", as part of the "Uncommon Sense" art show at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, California in 1997. A portion of the Fifth Season was filmed at the Geffen Contemporary where the project was displayed. The artwork was also shown at the 1997 Kwangju Biennale in Kwangju, Korea and at Grand Arts in Kansas City, Missouri in 1998. Sotheby's Auction house auctioned almost fifty of these artworks for charity.

CBS Home Entertainment is releasing Melrose Place on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time. To date they have released seasons 1-4. Season 5, Volume 1 was released on February 10, 2009.

Melrose Place is a spin-off of the '90s teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210. The character of Jake Hanson was introduced in the second season of the former series, and became involved in a relationship with Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth) with led to a string of cross-over appearances as she followed Jake to Los Angeles. Accompanying Kelly were Steve Sanders (Ian Zeiring), Donna Martin (Tori Spelling), and David Silver (Brian Austin Green). The story line was resolved within early episodes of Melrose Place, with Jake and Kelly going their separate ways.

In early 1994, former Dallas star Linda Gray guest starred as Amanda's mother, Hillary Michaels. Hillary ran a modeling agency, and viewers were invited to follow Hillary to her own series, Models Inc., which lasted one season.

90210 is the 2008 spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210 which premiered on The CW on September 2, 2008. Like all shows within the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise, the series takes place within the same continuity as Melrose Place, although Rob Estes plays a different role.

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