Real Housewives of Orange County Catches Former Angels Outfielder Jim Edmonds

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Remember the '90s?
Say it ain't so, Jimmy Baseball!

Former Angel and Big A centerfield wall imprint Jim Edmonds and his wife Megan King are bringing Bravo's The Real Housewives of Orange County to St. Louis, reports lalate.

Edmonds became a Cardinal after leaving the Halos, and he's now a St. Louis restaurant owner and Fox Sports Midwest broadcaster.

Actually, we would be applauding the Edmondses if the unreal reality show stayed in Missouri from now on, but alas it's just for some Season 10 segments. St. Louis sites, St. Louis celebrities and St. Louis anti-police fervor are promised. (OK, only two of those are promised.)

Years ago, Edmonds' second wife, Allison, was rumored to be joining RHOC, but Alexis Bellino got the gig.

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Arrested Development's Will Arnett and Mitch Hurwitz Team Up for New Comedy Series

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Imagine Entertainment
Will Arnett played a magician/ventriloquist/chicken dancer.
Arrested Development's Will Arnett and Mitch Hurwitz are teaming up again on a comedy series, but this one will not be set in the latter's former hometown of Newport Beach but up the coast in Venice.

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Frida Cinema Extends Run of Oscar Contender (Citizenfour) and Opens Another (Foxcatcher)

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Edward Snowden in Laura Poitras' Citizenfour.
UPDATE, JAN. 14, 9:46 A.M.: In announcing the run of Citizenfour has been extended, the Frida Cinema only mentions "popular demand" as the motivation. So consider the Oscar nod for the Edward Snowden documentary Thursday a bonus.

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Jill and Kent Easter's Cartoonish Drug-Planting Saga Gets the ABC 20/20 Treatment TONIGHT

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Kent Wycliffe Easter, the cuckold attorney, was finally jailed last September.
The saga of Jill and Kent Easter, an attorney couple-turned-criminals over a spat with a parent at their child's Irvine elementary school, is made for the big screen, as in the farcical sitcom sequence in Natural Born Killers. Tonight, we'll have to settle for the small screen, but not in an over-the-top Lifetime movie as you might expect.

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7 Oscar Nominees Among the Offerings at Irvine International Film Festival Kicking Off FRIDAY

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Festival screenings are often followed by audience Q&As with filmmakers.
The fourth annual Irvine International Film Festival that kicks off an eight-day run on Friday includes seven short films that received Academy Award nominations this morning.

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Meet "Robert" the Newport Beach Developer Who Becomes Rubber Doll "Sherry" TODAY

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Share and "Sherry" alike
Beginning at 2 this afternoon,* TLC runs an all-day block of My Strange Addiction, the reality show about people with disturbingly weird habits. And so, viewers learn about folks who eat deodorant, smell mothballs or bathe in bleach, among many strange addictions featured today. But the hour-long Season 6 premiere episode at 7 p.m.* has a local twist, as "Men in Doll Suits" follows "Robert," a Newport Beach land developer who spends his off hours slipping into a rubber suit and mask to become his alter-ego, "Sherry."

*Pacific Time per TLC; my TV grid has the marathon beginning at 11 a.m. and "Men in Doll Suits" at 4 p.m. Check your system's listings.

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Teemu-palooza Kicks Off With Screening of Sel8nne Documentary and Q&A With the Legendary Anaheim Ducks Player

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Teemu greets a young fan
Teemu Selanne is a rock star. Just ask the thousand plus people who showed up at Big Newport on Thursday January 8th, many rocking Anaheim Ducks swag, for an exclusive screening of the new Finnish-language documentary about Selanne's life and career, aptly titled, Sel8nne.

Forget Beatlemania, think Teemupalooza. The screening, which served as the kick-off event for "Teemu For8ver," a week-long celebration of the legendary hockey player's career, featured a VIP event that allowed lucky fans to take pictures and mingle with Selanne, as well as a Q&A session following the screening.

After an open-to-the-public display of Teemu's vast and impressive trophy case at the Henry & Susan Samueli Theater on Saturday the 10th, the week will culminate with Selanne's #8 being raised to the rafters of Honda Center on January 11th when the Duck face off against the Winnipeg Jets. Teemu's will be the first jersey retired in Ducks history -- a most fitting honor for the man who, for the majority of the team's twenty-plus year existence, was the definitive face of the franchise.

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See Jennifer Aniston Rip Orange County a New One (Actually, an Old One) in Cake

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Jennifer Aniston is scarred physically and emotionally in Cake.
"[INSERT RANT AGAINST ORANGE COUNTY HERE.]"

-Reclining passenger Claire Bennett (Jennifer Aniston) to her loyal housekeeper Silvanna (Adriana Barraza), who is driving her boss from Los Angeles to Tijuana to score painkillers in Cake.

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Mike Trout and The Walking Dead Cast Have Something Fishy in Common

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Are those written in ink or zombie blood?
What do Angels MVP Mike Trout and cast members of The Walking Dead have in common? Their respective signatures are among the most-often forged on fan photos and memorabilia, according to a Newport Beach authenticator of John Hancocks.

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Wesley November Brings His Passion and Skill Set to Spike TV's Framework

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Fun Fact: he also has his own hot sauce line called "Zombie Blood"

"I get all my cardio from just tossing and turning all night," says local furniture designer Wesley November. "My mind is just always going."

November's drive to create has kept him busy in multiple projects, from writing to designing toys to playing music, but he's most focused on his career as a furniture builder and designer. His creativity and strong work ethic brought him to the attention of Spike TV producers, who placed November as a contestant in a new reality competition show for furniture building called Framework, which premieres tonight at 10pm ET/PT on Spike TV.


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