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'Dancing With the Stars': Maks and Meryl deliver the best almost-kiss of 2014

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Hollywood is in the business of chemistry. It’s all about casting the right actors, making sure the relationship feels believable, and then crossing your fingers that what you think you see translates to the screen. And then there are reality competitions, where chemistry rarely matters unless your name is Adam Levine or Blake Shelton.

Take Dancing With the Stars, for example. Viewers tune in to watch celebs potentially embarrass themselves on the dance floor with a professional partner they’re probably decent friends with, but we don’t expect much more than that. And then, once in a while, like a unicorn sighting, something magical happens and reality TV makes casting agents’ jobs look easy. Enter Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. READ FULL STORY

Merriam-Webster officially gives 'catfish' a new definition

Max and Nev are changing the world, one fake profile at a time. And now their work is more legitimate than ever. Why? Because the Merriam-Webster dictionary says so.

A catfish is no longer just “a type of fish that has a large head and long thin parts that look like a cat’s whiskers around its mouth.” According to Merriam-Webster, there’s another definition for the word, one that “refers to a person who sets up a false social networking profile for deceptive purposes.” READ FULL STORY

Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette' season premiere

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Welcome to another season of The Bachelorette. Feels like we’ve been away for a while and it always feels good to be back. While I’m excited to be back, this season begins on a rather somber note. As you all know by now, a few weeks after he left the show, one of our cast members and our friend, Eric Hill, died in a tragic accident. You will see in the coming weeks how we have chosen to deal with this on the show. I believe in my heart that we have handled this with compassion and respect for Eric’s memory and his family and friends. I’m glad we started the show by dedicating the season to him. As you will see, he was a bright light that you couldn’t help but be drawn to. He will be missed. (For more information about Eric Hill, you can visit gowitheric.com.)

The last few seasons I’ve found the best way to deal with this first episode and the arrivals is to kind of bullet point the highs and lows. So let’s get to it! READ FULL STORY

'The Bachelorette' premiere: 'I'm going to call my parents tomorrow and be like, Yeah, that sucked.'

Don’t worry, rose lovers — it wasn’t Andi calling her parents in tears. Though who could blame her if she had, given that not one of the men thought to emerge from the limo in handcuffs and declare himself a “prisoner of love.” The Bachelorette is an Assistant District Attorney, for Pete’s sake! The possibilities are endless! Instead, though, we got a dude dragging a lamp from the hotel, and another guy who gave Andi a pair of pants so ugly they made Ames’ Nantucket reds look downright fashion-forward. Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click over to read Kristen’s full Bachelorette season premiere recap and Chris Harrison’s Bachelorette blog), but if you’ve seen the first leg of Andi’s “journey” and simply must discuss the night’s burning questions (Why are there two guys with Tarzan hair? When will Casa Bachelor’s awesome security guard get his own reality show?) post your thoughts now!

'Bones' season finale recap: Booth and Brennan's worst predicament yet?

A dark, scary cloud of paranoia loomed over tonight’s season finale of Bones as a the team unraveled a conspiracy. They could trust no one, they had to consider everyone outside of the inner circle a threat, and as Booth pursued his high-profile promotion within the FBI, they had more than ever on the line. READ FULL STORY

'Dancing With the Stars': Week 10 is liiiiiiive!

It’s time for one final Monday Funday on the dance floor.

The final four couples are all set to compete one last time to win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy in tonight’s Dancing With the Stars. Each couple will perform two dances: The judges’ pick, which will be the same style they danced during the Switch-Up, and then a freestyle, which ABC promises will come complete with “special effects and lots of surprises.” Here’s hoping the animated Disney characters make their return to the floor!

But animated fun aside, at the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated before the winner is revealed on Tuesday night.

You all know the drill: Talk about the show here while it’s on, and I’ll update this post with the results later tonight. Then afterward, head on over for my full recap.

Update: James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd left in the show’s final (shocking) elimination before a champion is crowned. Read my full recap here!

'Reign': The highs and lows of season 1

Oh Reign, how I love thee. I mean, how could I not when it has been a season full of ridiculous sexcapades, a crazy (and often pantsless) king, a conniving queen, and a beautifully complicated teenage love story? I simply cannot get enough.

But now that the season has come to an end with a life-threatening birth, and an even more life-threatening plague, it’s time we look back on what worked for the show’s freshman season and what could use a bit of tweaking moving forward.

First things first, bring Julien back! And furthermore … READ FULL STORY

Matt Davis returns to 'Vampire Diaries,' and all the ways that finale was a game-changer

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the season 5 finale of The Vampire Diaries, stop reading now!

I remember about a year ago, Julie Plec tweeted that she’d come up with ending of season 5 of The Vampire Diaries – and in her words, it was a “mind f—.” Guess what? She wasn’t lying.

What happened in last night’s finale — if I’m interpreting it correctly — changes everything we know about the show. In the destruction of the Other Side, not only was Alaric able to come back two seasons after his death, but fans said goodbye to two main characters as Bonnie and Damon held hands and seemingly found peace. But that’s not all that happened: When Tyler came back from the Other Side, he realized that his healing powers had left him. Was he human again?

Assuming all of these plots stick, season 6 could look very, very different from the world we know. Stefan, Elena, Alaric, Tyler, and Enzo could all be human, though some of you argue that Tyler was only human because he died that way. Or more specifically, that he was back to being a werewolf. If that’s the case, then only Tyler will really have changed. Regardless, it’s a lot for viewers to wrap their heads around, but there is one thing I think all Vampire Diaries fans can agree on: We are so excited to have Alaric back. And yes, we’ve confirmed that Matt Davis will be a series regular next season. READ FULL STORY

'Grey's Anatomy': Did Cristina get a proper send-off? -- POLL

Last night on Grey’s Anatomy, Cristina Yang hopped in a cab, headed to the airport, and left Seattle to start her new life as a director of cardiothoracic surgery in Switzerland. Oh, and she had Shane by her side. But was the exit good enough for Cristina Yang, one of television’s greatest characters? I’m on the fence.

On one hand, I liked how the episode sort of downplayed her goodbye. The show had been building to it for weeks — and since it wasn’t as if she was dying, keeping things simple helped make Cristina’s farewell felt more realistic. But on the other hand, I felt the episode’s explosion storyline was totally unnecessary. All it did was pull attention away from Cristina. No, she wasn’t dying — but she was moving to freaking Switzerland. It’s not as if she packed up and settled two states away.

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'Reign' recap: Long may he rest

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the season finale of Reign, stop reading now!

I already miss Henry. Mary and Francis are so complicated my head hurts. Plagues suck. And I still miss Julien. Shall we? READ FULL STORY

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