Kathryn Joosten, a character actress best known as the crotchety, yet loveable, Karen McCluskey on “Desperate Housewives” and the president’s secretary on “The West Wing,” has died. She was 72.
“Desperate Housewives” signed off, after eight years, with a low key finale that gave each of the wives a happy ending. The first hour wrapped up the Alejandro death/shallow grave plotline. Bree’s (Marcia Cross) trial is attracting a ton of media attention, though Bree seems surprisingly untroubled about the possibility of spending the rest of […]
“Desperate Housewives” killed off a beloved character. It would have ranked as one of this television season’s biggest shockers had it not been spoiled in a most unusual fashion: the death scene was mentioned in testimony during the wrongful termination lawsuit that pitted the show’s former star, Nicolette Sheridan, versus its creator, Marc Cherry. The […]
ABC Nixes Monthly Repeats ABC announced this week that Friday, February 11th, will be the final day that the network broadcasts “classic episodes” of its soaps. Last summer the network announced that it would be airing twenty reruns a year in place of original episodes. It was an unprecedented, controversial budget cutting move. The network […]
By Sandy Cohen BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – It’s never too early to start celebrating the Emmys. Actors Kyra Sedgwick, Bryan Cranston and his TV son Aaron Paul, Julia Ormond, Chris Colfer of ‘Glee‘ and Kathryn Joosten of ‘Desperate Housewives‘ toasted their Emmy nominations three weeks before the big show at a party Wednesday hosted by […]
Kathryn Joosten has been cast in the fight of her life. The character actress, 69, who played Karen McCluckey on ABC’s ‘Desperate Housewives,” has been diagnosed with lung cancer, her publicist reported yesterday. A CAT-scan showed the cancer in her left lung, said Thomas DeLorenzo. Catch up with ‘Desperate Housewives’. Joosten has been through this […]