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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 2 is live! Plus: How to vote for The Switch

Tonight the season 18 sparklebots attempt their second dances — supposedly the styles they’d claimed to want to do the most (though clearly some of the contestants were like “Huh? I never said that….”). We’ll also find out how the big partner Switch will work. I’ll update this post with how to vote for The Switch once we get the information.

Okay, here’s the deal with the Switch Up: You have to TWEET it. (I guess if you don’t have a Twitter account you’re not participating… which is crazy.) During Weeks 2 and 3, tweet “#DWTS” along with the first names of the people you want together. Full instructions over at ABC.com, plus they’ll tweet for you.

UPDATE: There’s a double elimination tonight (click here for the results) and it could take place at any time during the show.

In the meantime, discuss the show below, ahead of my full recap later tonight!

 

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'American Idol' 2014: How'd the Top 10 do?

Tonight the Top 10 contestants could sing any Top 10 hit. Any hit! That’s, like, any J. Lo song. The possibilities were… finite.

Below is my ranking of the Top 10 after just a first listen. Leave your own ranking in the comments, and stay tuned for my full recap later on! READ FULL STORY

How did Erin Andrews do on 'Dancing With the Stars'?

Last night’s 18th season premiere of Dancing With the Stars (read EW’s full recap here) was chock full of cha-cha-cha changes — the tallest and loudest of which was new cohost Erin Andrews, who has swept in to give Planet Mirrorballus the sports-arena treatment it apparently deserves. Unlike the somewhat robotic (yet beautiful) eveningwear paper doll she replaced (Brooke Burke Charvet), Erin wasn’t afraid to muscle her way through post-dance chit chat with the couples and ask ask questions beyond “How do you feel?” READ FULL STORY

'American Idol' 2014 results: The Top 12

Would the judges use their one save of the season on the least popular singer of the Top 12?

Find out tonight’s results — following guest performances by season 11 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips and Randy Jackson’s favorite new Irish band Kodaline — after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Hidden Gems of the 2014 Pizza Oscars

These Oscars were unusually lacking in memorable reaction shots — perhaps Amy Adams’ quick iPhone-check sums up the whole show?

Below, my quick play-by-play of the Oscars’ (arguably) least significant details: READ FULL STORY

'American Idol' 2014 results: Top 13 elimination is...

Would the judges use their one save of the season on the first least-popular singer of the Top 13?

Find out tonight’s results — following guest performances by season 12 American Idol winner Candice Glover and Keith Urban’s fave “rawwwwr, authentic” British teen Jake Bugg — after the jump. (Read my full recap here.) READ FULL STORY

'The Originals' react: Davina intervention

Hell hath no fury like a vampire, a teenage witch, an adult witch, a pregnant werewolf, and a human woman scorned. That’s basically what I took away from this episode. That, and the fact that Elijah’s attractiveness knows no bounds. Is it just me, or is he even prettier in 2014? It’s probably that he was in a T-shirt this episode. A T-shirt, you guys! So much for only wearing suits. But before I write this entire react about Elijah’s appearance — and I could — let’s get down to business … to defeat the Huns. READ FULL STORY

Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelor' episode 2

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Last week I got to feel the full force of the polar vortex in New York City, but it was well worth it as I had the amazing opportunity to co-host with the ladies of The View. It was an absolute blast, an honor, and I can’t wait to get back to do it again. Every Sunday during the month of Juan-uary we’re airing specials that take you behind the scenes of your favorite show. It will all culminate with Sean and Catherine’s live wedding event on Sunday, January 26th.

Sunday night’s episode was a behind-the-scenes look at the show. I love that through these specials we’re able to show our fans more and more of what really happens on The Bachelor. We showed you how last week Juan Pablo and I continued the tradition of crashing Bachelor viewing parties around town. I always love doing this, walking into the homes of our fans and seeing what a real impact this show has and how it really does bring people together. I honestly don’t think any other show on television promotes that sense of community. I also enjoyed the fact that this special allowed me to show all of you my casual sit-down talk with Juan Pablo the day after the rose ceremony. It’s been great to show you sides of our Bachelor we usually just don’t have the time to show you.

I thought this was an exceptional second episode. READ FULL STORY

'The Spoils of Babylon' premiere: Extrapolations

Ooh, now this is a weird show. IFC’s new well-stirred and visually striking vat of star soup has Will Ferrell as Eric Jonrosh, the “Author-Producer-Actor-Writer-Director-Raconteur-Bon Vivant-Legend-Fabulist” behind The Spoils of Babylon, an epic miniseries based on his own epic novel. Kristen Wiig and Tobey Maguire play the kids of Tim Robbins’ oil tycoon. Eventually Maguire’s character Devon marries a mannequin… voiced by Carey Mulligan. Even the most successful fabulists have to cut costs sometimes.

I can already tell that one must really be in the right mood to enjoy this six-episode miniseries — but I was! The format was so unexpected and I love how they created an entire production within the show. (If you’re looking for a TV show that will remind you to revisit Boogie Nights, this is the one.) It’s so exaggeratedly dumb that it can seem brilliant — and if a scene or dialogue seems lame or dragged out beyond comprehension, well, that’s just raggedy old Eric Jonrosh for you. Blame him! These poor actors are just trying to do their jobs.

Read EW’s Spoils of Babylon review here, and check out some of my favorite absurd moments from tonight’s two-part premiere, below:

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People's Choice Awards 2014 recap: The highs, the lows, the paisley, and the boobs

Welcome to the People’s Choice Awards, where everyone’s a winner as long as he or she shows up. Oh, cool, you’re in town? Why, YOU’VE WON. That’s the short version of this recap. Join me, below, in an extended visual romp through Wednesday’s telecast, if — like most of the nominated performers — you didn’t watch! READ FULL STORY

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