Alright, Bachelor fans, I’m turning the camera on us, because it’s time we have a confessional of our own. Let’s be real. We haven’t tuned into this show for the past 25 seasons solely because we like to watch people fall in love, because nine times out of ten, that love doesn’t last longer than a few months (unless you’re a poet/firefighter/triathlete who finds your baby-talking perfect match). So why do we tune in? For those moments that make us embarrassed to be a member of the human race purely because we have to associate ourselves with some of the individuals on the show, that’s why. READ FULL STORY »
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TV finale season is in full swing this week, with endings served up on Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and The Vampire Diaries, among others. But the most important entertainment event is arguably the box office bow of a new Star Trek movie — especially when the newest one is called Star Trek Into Darkness and comes studio-sealed in secrecy and trench coats in the form of Benedict Cumberbatch’s deep-voiced baddie.
That and oh-so-much more for the week ahead, below.
[Warning: Do not read if you haven't seen tonight's Once Upon a Time finale yet. Do we have a deal?]
[SPOILER ALERT: If you care about spoilers, don't read if you're not caught up with Scandal. We're going as far as last week's "A Woman Scorned." Deal? Deal.]
It’s been almost three months since we saw David Rosen wake up next to a butchered blonde and we realized that something (else) was amiss in the Scandalverse. These kids can’t catch a break, can they? Since that moment and the President’s sabotaged hostage rescue attempt, the pieces of the White House Mole problem have been unravelling slowly, with promising leads, frustrating closed doors, and the death of an innocent man.
Scandal isn’t concerned with answering every question, but at least we know for sure that in tonight’s episode of ABC’s soapy, impossible-to-resist melodrama, we will find out who that pesky mole actually is. Let’s take a look at some of our lead suspects and make wild speculations about motives.
No, Houston megachurch pastor Joel Osteen is not leaving the Christian faith — despite all “evidence” to the contrary.
The Internet was captivated yesterday by a message — supposedly posted by Osteen himself — in which the televangelist apparently claimed to be renouncing his religion. “Deep down in my heart, for a number of years now, I have been questioning the faith, Christianity, and whether Jesus Christ is really my, or anyone’s, ‘savior’,” the “press release” read in part. “I believe now that the Bible is a fallible, flawed, highly inconsistent history book that has been altered hundreds of times. There is zero evidence the Bible is the holy word of God. In fact, there is zero evidence ‘God’ even exists.”
These words were backed up by a Twitter account (@PastorJoelOsten), a series of YouTube videos posted by a supposed Christian News organization, and a blog called Christianity News Texas, which ran an “exclusive interview” in which Osteen discussed his resignation. READ FULL STORY »
The weather is warming up, the brown things are turning green, and it’s time to watch some baseball. Or, if stadiums aren’t your thing, watch some baseball in a dark theater on a giant screen. Advance word on the Jackie Robinson flick 42 is quiet, though the First Family loves it.
The buzz on 42 – plus other things the White House has yet to approve for your week — below.
“He gave Stella her groove back. He broke hearts — and fixed them — on ABC’s Private Practice. He’s done it all: film, television, theater. But in his next act, an unlikely partnership with underground rap sensation DeStorm Power would change an entire genre of music… forever.”
So begins this Behind the Music-esque video from ABC.comedy, which dramatizes Taye Diggs’s fake attempt to become a hip-hop icon. The twist: Though Diggs seems like one of those guys who’s just naturally great at everything, he’s actually the worst rapper this side of MC Skat Kat. But hey — what would you expect from a guy who thinks George Gershwin invented the genre?
Here’s the thing about Splash: It doesn’t actually make any sense. And that’s a compliment — if the show made any sense, it wouldn’t be any fun.
For the uninitiated, here’s what you must know: Splash is a new ABC reality diving competition wherein 10 stars train for six weeks and then, each week thereafter, perform at least one dive for a live viewing audience, two judges, and Joey Lawrence. The judges score the dives; the audience scores the dive. All the while, synchronized swimmers practice their synchronicity before commercial breaks. And at the very tip-top of the hour, a woman walks toward the camera in a fancy dress, surrounded by photographers before — splash! — diving into the water.
Do we ever see any of the celebs actually train (under the beneficent twinkle of former Olympian Greg Louganis)? Not really. Do we ever see what the audience members score each diver? Never. Does anyone ask Joey what his co-host’s name is? Please.
“Hi, it’s Robin, and I have been waiting 174 days to say this: Good morning, America.”
That’s how Robin Roberts began her first day back on the air, nearly six months after taking leave from Good Morning America to undergo a bone marrow transplant. And with that line, Roberts also set the mood for the show: no brooding, no dwelling, just back to work as usual. Yes, fans crowded around outside the studio with homemade signs that said “We love you, Robin!” And the Obamas showed up to wish the anchor well: “You’ve been an inspiration to all of us,” said the President. ABC also played video clips of Roberts getting back into shape by striking yoga poses and lifting weights. “Two pounds? That’s it?” she huffed. “Yeah, but it’s one more pound than I did the last time.” But mostly, she wanted to get back to doing her job.
“I don’t have my froggy slippers on,” she joked. “Or do I?”
As the old showbiz saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it — and if it works at midnight, it’ll probably work at 11:35 p.m.” So it’s no surprise that last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live — the first episode to air directly opposite The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Show with David Letterman — didn’t exactly reinvent the wheel.
That said, the 64-minute show featured plenty of memorable moments. Take, for example, this montage of celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves — a bit that hasn’t lost its punch even though it’s been done before. Bonus points for Bryan Cranston’s hilarious/terrifying contribution:
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