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'So You Think You Can Dance': Discuss the Top 12 performances!

Okay, these celebrity guest judges on So You Think You Can Dance are getting faintly ridiculous. Megan Mullally had formal dance and Broadway experience — okay. Debbie Reynolds tap-danced with Gene Kelly in Singin’ in the Rain — love it. And Kristin Chenoweth has won a Tony Award — not for dancing, but that’s fine. But last week’s celebrity judge was Carmen Electra, whose main contribution to last week’s judging panel was her ability to not always use the same generic adjective of bland praise and her ability to not show up for the results show night.

This week’s celebrity judge? Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson. READ FULL STORY

'Modern Family' season 2 wraps up tonight: We look back at this year's best one-liners

The idea of the next few months being Modern Family-less is more frustrating than receiving a box of Baby Jesuses instead of baby cheeses. While the second season of the Emmy-winning comedy had some misfires (episodes like “Dance Dance Revelation” and “Our Children, Ourselves” likely won’t wind up in the pantheon of all-time greats), it was still an overwhelmingly hilarious and touching year with the Pritchett, Delgado and Dunphy clans. Moreover, this season provided so many stand-out lines that made us thankful we have DVR so we could go back to re-watch all the gems we laughed right over.

Before we count down to the season finale and spend our summers at Family Camp (we’d go with you, Phil!), we wanted to look back at our favorite zingers from each character. Trust us, it was no easy feat. Don’t forget (who am I kidding — you guys never do!) to tell us which lines we missed or let us know which ones that were your favorite in the comments section.  READ FULL STORY

TV's Most Dateable Characters: Choose your 'one' from readers' top picks (Poll!)

Dateable-charactersImage Credit: Greg Gayne/NBC; Justin Lubin/NBC; Brian Bowen Smith/Fox; Mitchell Haaseth/NBC; Bob D'Amico/ABC (2)Last week, PopWatch asked readers to name the TV character they’d date in real life. After tallying more than 2,000 nominations (yes, we read them all), we’re ready to take it to a vote. We’ve put your top picks — 25 men, and 29 women (there was a tie for that last spot) — in two polls below. Vote now through Tuesday at midnight ET. Come back Friday when we’ll reveal the results. Remember: You can’t change anything about the character you’re picking, other than that he or she will no longer have feelings for his or her show love interest. (Second rule: Do not feel guilty.) Note: The order the characters are listed in the polls below is how they ranked during the first round, when you could be indecisive. What will happen when you can only pick one?  READ FULL STORY

Which TV character would you date in real life?

TV-characters-to-dateImage Credit: Monty Brinton/CBS; Eric McCandless/ABC; Mitchell Haaseth/NBC; Justin Stephens/NBC; John P. Johnson/HBOSince Valentine’s Day is approaching, we’ve decided it’s time to crown TV’s Most Datable Characters. Here’s how this works: As we did in 2008, we are asking you to name the TV character you’d actually date in real life. The rules remain the same:

1. Hosts or reality TV contestants of any kind are disqualified. The relationship you’re creating is real; your better half must be fictional.
2. You can’t change anything about your partner — other than that he or she will no longer have feelings for the show love interest, obviously.

Here’s what’s different: This year, we’ll tally your nominations — male and female, from current shows only — and, assuming it’s not a landslide, create polls with your top picks and take this to an official vote. The Office‘s Jim Halpert won the men’s title in ’08. Can he repeat? Let’s find out.

To get you thinking, here are a few names being tossed around PopWatch HQ. Remember, if you want them to make the poll round, you have to nominate them as well…  READ FULL STORY

SAG Awards 2011: Who are you rooting for?

James-Franco-Ty-Burrell_320.jpg Image Credit: C Flanigan/FilmMagic.com; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images The Screen Actors Guild Awards are tonight, PopWatchers. But even with a slate of ultra-talented nominees like the ones we have before us (see the full list here), everyone has their favorites. In the movies category, I’m pulling for James Franco. (Sorry, Colin Firth, still love you!) As adventure seeker Aron Ralston in 127 Hours, Franco found himself alone on screen for much of the movie, and yet, it was just as compelling as an ensemble of impressive actors (See: The Kids Are All Right). And I need not go into detail about the gritty arm amputation scene, which was as gripping as it was utterly disgusting, in the best possible way. READ FULL STORY

Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jon Hamm, and lots more celebs make EW's pre-SAG Awards party a starry night

EW-SAG-PARTYImage Credit: Stefanie Keenan/WireImage.comWhere might one have spied what’s happening in this photo here, which features a TV-lover’s fever dream of Glee‘s Jane Lynch rubbing elbows with Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson? At Entertainment Weekly‘s pre-Screen Actors Guild Awards party, of course! The event was held last night in the garden of West Hollywood’s famed Chateau Marmont and lured out scads of Hollywood’s finest talent—everyone from Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm and Dexter‘s Michael C. Hall to Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky and The Town‘s Jeremy Renner, all of who were looking to celebrate a little before today’s actor-focused awards which will be simulcast live on TBS and TNT at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The cast of The Good Wife? Yup, most of them were there, including Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles, Archie Panjabi, and Matt Czuchry. Looking for a little Temple Grandin? Awards-season queen Claire Danes was there in full effect, too, as was everyone from Parks and Recreation‘s Amy Poehler to Glee‘s Chris Colfer. The list goes on and on…

Check back here at EW.com later for a gallery of photos from last night’s star-studded event.

Tanner on Twitter: @EWTanStransky

More from EW.com:
SAG Awards 2011 Seating Assignments: First look at who’s sitting where — EXCLUSIVE
Screen Actors Guild Awards on EW’s Must List
Awards Season Calendar 2011: See it here!
SAG Awards give ‘True Grit’ stars some love: A look at Oscar implications
SAG’s TV nominations: What did they miss?
SAG Awards: ‘Modern Family’ and Betty White(!) nab honors
Oscar predictions: Post-SAG rankings

'Modern Family' to add another dash of Pepper

Nathan-LaneImage Credit: Sylvain Gaboury/PR PhotosHe’s back! According to executive producer Steve Levitan, Nathan Lane will return to Modern Family this spring as the brunch-munching, ascot-donning power-gay Pepper Saltzman. Although he had precious few minutes of screen time in his first appearance earlier this season, Pepper really shook things up: Mitch and Cam trashed their own house and Cam declared his love for Pepper, all to get out of going to one of his ridiculous — but fabulous-sounding! — theme brunches. (“Oscar Wilde-N’-Crazy Brunch” — where’s our invite?)

Apparently, Mitch and Cam have a change of heart later in the season, and we get to see them attend one of these parties in action. Hopefully Pepper didn’t learn his lesson and will come up with a theme that inspires over-the-top, high-effort costumes. Who wouldn’t want to see Cam dressed as Mario Antoinette?

What should the theme of Pepper’s party be? Are you looking forward to Nathan Lane’s return? Do you think he’s rehashing Albert from The Birdcage? Sound off in the comments below!

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Read more:
‘Modern Family’ recap: Shortcomings

'3 Minute Talk Show' trailer: It's enough time for Jon Cryer to crack a Charlie Sheen joke -- EXCLUSIVE

On Jan. 26, LStudio.com, the site that launched Lisa Kudrow’s Web Therapy, debuts the weekly series The 3 Minute Talk Show with Barry Sobel. Watch the exclusive trailer premiere below. The title is pretty self-explanatory, but aside from the minimum time commitment, here are a few more reasons to watch: Fred Willard serves as Sobel’s cohost. Ben Lee fronts the band. The first two guests are Tom Hanks (his Playtone partnered with Lexus’ LStudio for the unscripted show) and Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston, whose episodes go live this Wednesday. And, at some point, Jon Cryer, of TV’s top-rated comedy Two and a Half Men, makes an appearance and explains to Sobel the secret to being No. 1. “Do a show with Charlie Sheen, ’cause it’s always fun. You get to check TMZ to know whether you’ve got to go into work that day, which is great. You’re sitting at home [pretends to check TMZ on his phone] ‘Oh, Oh, kick back, everybody. Daddy’s got the day off.'”

Among the other guests teased in the trailer: True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer, Modern Family‘s Rico Rodriguez, Glee‘s Mike O’Malley (who says the worst part of shooting his heart attack was when the makeup artist told him he didn’t actually need makeup), Joe Jonas, Big Love‘s Ginnifer Goodwin, Johnny Knoxville, and Jimmy FallonREAD FULL STORY

Let's hear it for the sitcom middle daughters

middle-sisterImage Credit: Everett Collection; Fox; Bob D'Amico/ABCThis week’s Modern Family featured a subplot about middle-child Alex slavishly studying for a test. It’s not the first time we’ve seen Alex go into geek mode, but between her nerdery and this cast breakdown that made the rounds this week that compared Alex to the great Darlene Conner, one thing became clear: Alex is the new torch-bearer in the noble tradition of middle daughters on sitcoms. READ FULL STORY

Sofia Vergara guests in Heather Morris rap video, 'Nuthin' But a Glee thing'

Proving there’s no competition between the supporting actresses on Glee and Modern Family, Sofia Vergara appears in a new FunnyorDie video that finds her, Glee‘s Heather Morris, Morris’ roommate Ashley Lendzion, and actress Riki Lindhome as Gleeks. Before the video erupts into Morris, Lendzion, and Lindhome borrowing Dr. Dre’s beat for the remake “Nuthin’ But a Glee Thing,” which they wrote, Vergara joins the ladies — wearing a red Sue Sylvester tracksuit — to talk about their favorite cast members. “Comparing Jane to the rest of the cast is like comparing the Great Barrier Reef with a piece of dogshit,” she says. “No offense, Heather.” READ FULL STORY

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