<p>Lydia of 'Big Brother 11'</p>

Lydia of 'Big Brother 11'

Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS

Recap: 'Big Brother 11' Sunday - Jessie faces tough choices

In which a strange love triangle forms, Darth Ronnie sees hope and Michele tries to do something

Okay, Jessie. Here's your chance to prove yourself to be more than a musclebound lunkhead by taking Ronnie down. But rooting for Jessie to do the right thing is kind of like hoping the Chicago Cubs will win the World Series. Just give up and consider a new hobby.

[Full recap of Sunday (July 26) night's "Big Brother 11" after the break...]

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<p>Jason Glover of 'So You Think You Can Dance'</p>

Jason Glover of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

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Recap: 'So You Think You Can Dance' - Week 7 Results

Katie Holmes dances and 'So You Think You Can Dance' cuts its field to six

It’s the 100th episode of “SYTYCD,” so Katie Holmes is going to hoof it up (in a pre-recorded segment – yawn) and it’s all going to be very celebratory and exciting, right up until someone gets kicked to the curb and their little dream of dancing supremacy gets squished like a bug, at which point it will be very depressing. Yay, Thursday.

For the opening number the group dances to “One” from “A Chorus Line” in white tuxes and top-hats, which should have been exciting but really wasn’t all that.

[Full recap of Thursday's "So You Think You Can Dance" after the break, complete with results.]

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<p>Laura of 'Big Brother 11'</p>

Laura of 'Big Brother 11'

Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS

Recap: 'Big Brother 11' Thursday - The second elimination isn't a shock

Darth Ronnie claims his victim, Casey misses a birthday and the new Head of Household is familiar

Welcome to "Big Brother", otherwise known as "Revenge of the Nerds: Home Edition."

As the evening gets started, I'm betting Laura is really, really wishing she'd shut her damn trap about Darth Ronnie, since going up against sweet, vacuous Jordan pretty much guarantees she's out on her butt. But Darth Ronnie's devious little plan could backfire – and big – next week. Russell, who so admired his goober buddy a few days ago, seems to have figured out the geek has slapped a target on his back, even though Ronnie didn't put him on the block this week. And as much as everyone hates Russell, they're all starting to smell something stinky in the Ronnieland. Russell may be a bully, but he's far less dangerous than this conniving, backstabbing dork, and it's starting to look like everyone knows it.

[Full recap of Thursday's (July 23) "Big Brother 11" results after the break...]

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<p>Kayla of 'So You Think You Can Dance'</p>

Kayla of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

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Recap: 'So You Think You Can Dance' - Top 8 Performances

Jason & Kayla and a reunited Ade & Melissa shine on 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Top eight! All the deadweight is gone and now, well, it's just a popularity contest, which makes it feel sort of horribly like high school except there's only one clique, and it's the theater arts clique, which is kind of outsider-y and goofy but, since there are no jocks or mean girls to pick on them, we can just enjoy them for what they are.

 
Can I just say I read in the L.A. Times that Cat doesn't use a stylist on the show and just slaps on whatever she feels like wearing? Oh, that explains so much. But tonight, she looked pretty good in a summer-y, shiny, Oscar Award kind of way. But girlfriend, and I say this with love, tell those producers you need more money for your wardrobe and never again buy anything that smushes your chest flatter than a concave contact lens like those strapless numbers you're so fond of. Just a tip.
[Full recap of Wednesday (July 22) night's "So You Think You Can Dance" after the break.]
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<p>Jeff of 'Big Brother 11'</p>

Jeff of 'Big Brother 11'

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Recap: 'Big Brother 11' Tuesday - The Power of Veto brings change

In which a pawn becomes a target, Lydia starts a fight and Darth Ronnie pulls another surprise

Tuesday (July 21) night's episode of "Big Brother" played out as an expert piece of sleight of hand courtesy of the "Hermano Grande" editors. For roughly 55 minutes, the episode unfolded perfectly according to plan only to reverse course at the last second, showing viewers how out-of-the-loop we really are. 

Then again, either the editing left out a lot that live-feed viewers saw coming or else only one person is really in the "Big Brother 11" loop: Darth Ronnie.

[Recap of Tuesday night's "Big Brother" Power of Veto challenge and its aftermath after the break...]

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<p>Ryan Kwanten of 'True Blood'</p>

Ryan Kwanten of 'True Blood'

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Recap: 'True Blood' - 'Never Let Me Go'

Sookie tries to befriend a fellow telepath, Bill learns more about Godric and Jason is rewarded for his leadership

How much longer, you True Blood producers? How much longer until I get my all-Lafayette special? Things are getting awfully serious with the rest of the residents of Bon Temps -- human and otherwise. Is it so wrong to wish for a high-larious, all-singing, all-dancing hour of Lafayette?

[Full recap of Sunday (July 19) night's "True Blood" after the break...]

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<p>Laura of 'Big Brother 11'</p>

Laura of 'Big Brother 11'

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Recap: 'Big Brother 11' Sunday - The rise of Darth Ronnie

In which 'BB10' winner Dan returns, everybody pretends to care about 'The Ugly Truth' and two go up for eviction

Okay, I knew full well that Darth Ronnie had developed into quite the weasel from Daniel's last posting, but I don't think it was possible for me to fully grasp what a total dirtbag this pasty, boneless blob really is. On the one hand, I'll give him credit for playing the game with Machiavellian grace, but on the other I will so make fun of him for getting excited about a "Legally Blonde: The Musical" DVD. That he didn't even have the common sense to be embarrassed about it makes me question how far he'll be able to take his Darth Ronnie routine, because such a complete lack of understanding social cues suggests he'll eventually be caught on the wrong side of a lie, but maybe that's just wishful thinking. But seriously pal, don't be such a chick.

[Full recap of Sunday (July 19) night's "Big Brother 11" after the break...]

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<p>Randi of 'So You Think You Can Dance'</p>

Randi of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

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Recap: 'So You Think You Can Dance' - Week 6 Results

Cat Deeley bids farewell to two more of her babies as 'SYTYCD' cuts to eight

Okay, not to get all Cat about it, but this is one Thursday I'm kinda dreading. This top ten is so good and likable I just know this is going to smart, no matter who gets sent home. I look to Debbie Allen to say just the right thing to make it all not suck, but tonight may even be beyond her considerable sweet talking skills.

[Recap of Thursday (July 16) night's "So You Think You Can Dance," spoilers included, after the break...]

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<p>Ronnie of 'Big Brother 11'</p>

Ronnie of 'Big Brother 11'

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Recap: 'Big Brother 11' eliminates its first houseguest

In which Braden says bad things, Jordan says bad words, one guinea pig goes home and a new clique rises

You know what show didn't get a single Emmy nomination this morning? This morning at 5:40 a.m. PT? Many many hours and many many cans of new Zero Carb Blueberry Rock Star ago? That's right. "Big Brother." That doesn't mean, though, that the early start to my Thursday (July 16) morning won't add extra enjoyment to the season's first elimination episode. It just means that if Julie Chen doesn't cut to the chase and evict somebody, I may get punchy in a hurry.

[Recap and results after the break...]

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<p>Evan Kasprzak of 'So You Think You Can Dance'</p>

Evan Kasprzak of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

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Recap: 'So You Think You Can Dance' - Top 10 Performance

Even with new partners, Melissa, Brandon, Janette and Ade shinwe

Whoo-hoo, it's the top ten and things are crazy on "SYTYCD." The good news is that Debbie Allen is back on the judges' panel, and hallelujah for that, because I love me some smart and sassy Debbie Allen commentary. Let me just say that the great thing about her is that she manages to be absolutely honest but still say slightly soul crushing things in a way that doesn't sound so bad, which is just the right tone for this show (and Mia Michaels, something to think about, just saying).

[Full recap of Wednesday (July 15) night's "So You Think You Can Dance" after the break...]

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