<p>'Bachelorette' star Ashley Hebert</p>
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'Bachelorette' star Ashley Hebert

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Recap: 'The Bachelorette' Week 2 - Dating and Jabbawockeez

But will evil Bentley and creepy mask wearer Jeff survive?

I’m not even sure I can sit through this episode, because we’re going to be subjected to another two hour dose of BENTLEY. Let’s say it all together: Bentley is EVIL. Evil, evil, evil. Evil. And why is Bentley evil, ask those of you who missed last week’s first episode of this installment of “The Bachelorette”? Because he thinks Ashley, cute little Ashley, is not his type. More than that, he doesn’t particularly want to touch, kiss, date or marry Ashley. He’s on the show because he likes to be competitive. That’s it. He just wants to beat out some guys who are there for the right reasons (if there really is a right reason to go on national television to find your significant other, but that’s a conversation for another day) because HE CAN. Apparently, he thinks it will be fun to stomp on Ashley like a bug.

That being said, I’m a little ticked at Ashley, too. She has every reason in the world to kick Bentley to the curb, as she was actually warned by a family friend that the guy is only going on the show to promote his construction business. First off – how exactly is it good for business to act like an unscrupulous scumbag on national television? Do people really say, hey, I done saw that man on TV and he acted like an amoral psychopath! I want him to slap an addition on tha back of ma house! But let’s get back to Ashley. Ashley may have applied the brakes for, oh, about one second, but then she decided Bentley was super cute and just threw caution to the wind. That’s using your head, Ashley! Yes, she talked herself out of a relationship on “The Bachelor” last season, so I understand her need to dive right in. But maybe she could apply that same enthusiasm to J.P., the smoking hot construction manager, or, well, anyone who isn’t Bentley! Aaargh!
 
[Full recap of Monday's "The Bachelorette" after the break...]
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A dancer practices to audition for Fox's  "So You Think You Can Dance"

A dancer practices to audition for Fox's  "So You Think You Can Dance"

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Recap: So You Think You Can Dance' premiere hits Atlanta, San Francisco

Mary Murphy, Tyce D'Orio and Niles Lythgoe judge the new talent

So, the “SYTYCD” hot tamale train is revving up again, and with it we see the return of Mary Murphy, who returns to the judges’ table after beating thyroid cancer. I have to admit, even though the screaming would get on my nerves by the end of a season, I’ve missed Mary and, more importantly, her insight into ballroom dance. Another good change I’m happy to see – instead of cutting to a final competition of just ten dancers, which left some considerable talents by the wayside, we return to a final twenty – with All-Stars partnering with our dancers once they’re cut to the final ten. It sounds like a good idea to me – when the All-Stars entered the game too early, it felt distracting. I’d be too excited to see, say, Twitch to really notice his partner, who was still something of an unknown quantity. So, this should be best of both worlds – fingers crossed.

[Full recap of Thursday’s premiere after the break]
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<p>Lauren Alaina, Ryan Seacrest and Scotty McCreery of 'American Idol'</p>
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Lauren Alaina, Ryan Seacrest and Scotty McCreery of 'American Idol'

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'American Idol' Season 10 Finale Live-Blog: The winner is...

After two hours, will Scotty or Lauren be chosen as our Idol?

It's time for the two-hour (and seven minute!) "American Idol" Season 10 finale. That means 125 minutes of performances, guest appearances, costume changes and summer movie commercials leading up to the triumph coronation of Scotty McCreery (or, conceivably Lauren Alaina). Since this was alread

y going to be a minute-by-minute recap, I might as well go whole-hog and live-blog the whole thing. 

Click through for all of the action...

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<p>The 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 12 Top 3</p>
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The 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 12 Top 3

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Recap: 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 12 Finale - The winner is...

Would Chelsea, Kirstie or Hines take the mirrorball?

It’s time for the finale of season twelve of “DWTS,” which is being addressed with all the fanfare of a royal wedding, but with tacky spangles, even more boring parts and fewer ridiculous hats. So let’s get through these two hours of fluff to learn the fate of our three celebrity finalists, shall we?

Click to find out who the lucky winner is.

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<p>The 'Glee' kids take New York!</p>
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The 'Glee' kids take New York!

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Recap: 'Glee' Finale - 'New York'

A trip to NYC highlights some of this season's problems, but offers hope for next year

Jayma Mays' appearance in the last three seconds of “New York”, tonight’s “Glee” season finale, says everything you need to know about this season’s quality of continuity. It was the final, and perhaps ultimate, “oh yea, and also THIS” writing moment of a season chock full o’ them. Only had Coach Beiste walked by in the background using Artie’s Magical Legs could that moment have been more jarring. Look, some shows are five pounds of story in a ten-pound bag. “Glee” is twenty-five pounds of story in that same bag, spilling over the edges at all times in a chaotic frenzy. Or, put another way: if other shows write their stories based on an existing recipe book, “Glee” just throws a ton of stuff into a pot just to see what happens. Every once in a while they accidentally concoct a dish that would win an episode of “Top Chef”. But usually they produce a plate that would be better served with something even remotely approaching narrative discipline.

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<p>Could Kelsey Rey (left) overcome her natural attractiveness to beat Tori &amp; Taylor Thompson on 'The Voice'?</p>
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Could Kelsey Rey (left) overcome her natural attractiveness to beat Tori & Taylor Thompson on 'The Voice'?

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Recap: 'The Voice' - The Battles, Part 3

Who would Blake, Cee-Lo and Christina send into gladiatorial combat this week?

After Tuesday's "American Idol" finale descended into a lackluster debacle of lethargic country and limiting laryngitis, the bar has been sufficiently lowered that I'm really looking forward to tonight's quartet of "Voice" Shout-Battles.

Game on, "The Voice."

[Full recap after the break...]

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<p>Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery of 'American Idol'</p>
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Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery of 'American Idol'

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Recap: 'American Idol' Season 10 Finale - The Performances

Could an illness-plagued Lauren Alaina pull off a surprising KO?

If you're as Twitter addicted as I am, you spent the 90 minutes leading up to Tuesday's "American Idol" finale on pins and needles waiting to see who FOX would offer up as a sacrificial lamb at the altar of St. Scotty McCreery. Would it be laryngitis-battling finalist Lauren Alaina or possible comeback kid Haley Reinhart?

Click through to find out who sang on Tuesday and who will lose to Scotty on Wednesday.

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<p>Jason Ritter of 'The Event'</p>
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Jason Ritter of 'The Event'

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Recap: 'The Event' Finale - 'Arrival'

Did NBC's canceled drama at least tell us what The Event is/was? Kinda.

The final shot of “Arrival,” the season (and seemingly series) finale of  “The Event,” calls back to the same imagery that made the show’s pilot a hit last year. Back then we didn’t know what the nature of this show would be, and as the episodes rolled by, we continued waiting to find that out. Around mid-season it became clear that whatever the nature of “The Event” may be, we were already seeing it, and that it is perhaps best characterized by ‘waiting’ itself. At that point it just became a question of what we were waiting for. If the execution of the show was going to be so dull, we could at least hope for a solid payoff. Now, with the series coming to a close this week, I was left, sadly, almost as disappointed in the payoff as I was in everything leading up to it.

[Full recap of Monday's (May 23) finale of "The Event" after the break...]

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<p>Hines Ward of 'Dancing with the Stars'</p>
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Hines Ward of 'Dancing with the Stars'

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Recap: 'Dancing with the Stars' Performances - The Finals

Hines Ward, Chelsea Kane and Kirstie Alley fight for the mirror ball on 'DWTS'

Yay, it’s almost time for us to frantically vote for the season twelve champion! So far, everyone and their dogs (and some dogs, too) seem to be rooting for Hines, but I remain unconvinced. Yes, athletes always seem to win. Yes, Hines is cuddly as a teddy bear and has an equally heartwarming personal story. Yes, Kym deserves the sympathy vote for coming the closest to ending up in a wheelchair. But I’m still giving Chelsea the leg up for one simple reason – she’s just the best dancer. And, saying that, she’ll probably screw up royally tonight. So let the games begin!

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<p>Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake of 'Saturday Night Live'</p>
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Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake of 'Saturday Night Live'

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Recap: 'Saturday Night Live' - Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga

Could a beloved host end the 'SNL' season on a high note?

Justin Timberlake has helped “Saturday Night Live” produce two of its strongest episodes in recent years. Lady Gaga is as popular as popular music gets right now. Normally putting these two on the same episode of “SNL” would guarantee a classic night for the show. (The possibilities inherent in “Lonely Island + Timberlake + Gaga” boggle the mind. “Born this Way with a D#ck in a Box”, anyone?) But nothing’s so sure anymore for the sketch comedy institution. Will they pull out all the stops on this, the final episode of the year? Or have they already burned out, leaving us with a limp finish to the middling season?

Only one way to find out. As always, I’ll be grading each sketch as they air. Onto the final recap for the 2010-2011 season!

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