<p>Lane of 'Big Brother'</p>

Lane of 'Big Brother'

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Recap: 'Big Brother' Wednesday - The PoV shakes up the nominations

The (b)rigade may have met its match and a fierce competitor emerges

So, Lane has put Enzo and Ragan on the block, which is all kinds of interesting because it seems the (b)rigade is falling apart at the seams, as Lane has picked his ho (Britney) over his bro (Enzo). Enzo should have guessed he’d find himself on the block, though, as he’s still wearing that stupid penguin suit, which is pretty much a guarantee of trouble.

[Full recap of Wednesday's (Sept. 1) "Big Brother" 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' - 'Fresh Blood'

Will Eric betray Sookie and take Russell into the light?

Now that the people of Hot Shot are were-panthers, and Sookie is a fairy, all that’s left is to discover exactly what kind of witch Holly is, and whether she has anything to do with whatever flavor of demon Jesus might be.

[Full recap of Sunday's (Aug. 29) "True Blood" after the break...]

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<p>Ragan of 'Big Brother'</p>

Ragan of 'Big Brother'

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Recap: 'Big Brother' Sunday - Lane makes surprising nominations

It’s down to the final five – but will the (b)rigade hold strong?

Yes, it’s down to the final five, and the sad reality is that the (b)rigade, with the exception of Matt, seems poised to swoop into the finals once they pick off Britney and Ragan. Unless they don’t. I’m kind of hoping that Ragan, who is alternately weepy and fierce in equal amounts, gets his big girl panties on and, like Brendon before him, clings to the rim of the “BB” house until the bitter end. Hey, it could happen. Because really, I can’t bring myself to root for anyone else, unless they change the prize from $500,000 to a really hard thump on the head, given what a vile bunch of hamsters this lot has turned out to be.

Anyway, let’s get on with it! Ragan admits his opinion of Brendon had evolved. I wish it had evolved enough for him to form an alliance with the guy, because really, if Brendon, Ragan and Britney had formed a block, they might have had a chance against the (b)rigade. Just saying.  
[Full recap of Sunday's (Aug. 29) "Big Brother" after the break...]

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<p>Peach of 'Project Runway'</p>

Peach of 'Project Runway'

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Recap: 'Project Runway' - 'There IS an I in Team'

One designer loses it on the runway – but does it get her sent home?

I’m getting a little frustrated with this season of “PR” for two reasons. One, that extra half hour is clearly being spent on Garnier product placement (yeah, I can buy crappy hair care at Target just fine without getting beaten over the head with a marketing message, Lifetime) and two, the judges are clearly being told which designers are off limits – at least, for the time being. And yes, I know, it’s a reality TV show, you can’t expect talent to be the sole reason for who stays and goes, but I dunno, I used to feel like “PR” was a little above the pack. And now? Well, let’s just say I look forward to seeing some of these designers making T-shirts for Christian Audigier.

[Full recap of Thursday's (Aug. 26) "Project Runway" after the break...]

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<p>Enzo of 'Big Brother'</p>

Enzo of 'Big Brother'

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Recap: 'Big Brother' Thursday - A double-elimination surprise

One Brigade member is heading home, but who would join him?

I'm not too proud to admit that Wednesday's episode, with its bizarre Jesse-filled Pandora's Box and its chump-showering, head-shaving, prize-winning Power of Veto was one of my favorite "Big Brother" episodes in recent memory.

How would "Big Brother" top that episode on Thursday? With a double-elimination, of course!

Click through for HitFix's full minute-by-minute break-down of Thursday's (Aug. 26) "Big Brother"...

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<p>Matt of 'Big Brother'</p>

Matt of 'Big Brother'

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Recap: 'Big Brother' Wednesday: More PoV and Pandora's Box turmoil

One hamster is willing to suffer for the POV – but did it make a difference?

So, Brendon and Enzo are on the block, which pretty much means Brendon is going home unless he wins the POV, which could happen, given that Brendon is enflamed with his knightly vengeance and potentially other residue from his absent damsel in distress, Rachel. Not that Matt cares. He’s plain old thrilled to see Brendon and Enzo on the block. No matter who goes home, he figures he’s sitting pretty and, as he reminds us, it’s all part of his master plan. Yes, Matt is the puppet master, the evil genius, the brains. Did he get beaten up as a kid? I can only hope so, although I dare say not enough.

[Full recap of Wednesday's (Aug. 25) "Big Brother" after the break...]
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<p>Sam Trammell of 'True Blood'</p>

Sam Trammell of 'True Blood'

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Recap: 'True Blood' - 'I Smell a Rat'

Sookie learns what she is, Sam recalls his past and Eric sets his affairs in order

When we last left Bon Temps, the biggest li’l supernatural spot in the South, Eric had gotten a wink and a nod from the Vampire Authority to go assassinate Russell; Russell had seized control of the vertical and the horizontal; and everyone but Sookie had figured out what Sookie was.

[And what *is* Sookie? Full "True Blood" recap after the break...]

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<p>Britney of 'Big Brother'</p>

Britney of 'Big Brother'

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Recap: 'Big Brother' Sunday - Britney takes charge

The (b)rigade falls apart as two members gunned for one another

I guess I should be excited about tonight’s episode, as the last woman standing in the house is also the HOH, so it’s sort of a rah-rah, girl power moment. But how exactly is the last woman in the house Britney? She who hates everyone and can’t take criticism? And tends to cry for no reason? And break promises? Of course, this is “Big Brother,” so being a bit of a lying scumbag is just playing the game, but still, it’s kind of like Heidi Montag walking on the moon. One small step for womankind, sure, but still pretty embarrassing.

[Full recap of Sunday's (Aug. 22) "Big Brother" after the break...]

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<p>Kathy of 'Big Brother'</p>

Kathy of 'Big Brother'

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Recap: 'Big Brother' Thursday - A twist leads to a blindside

Matt uses the diamond power of veto – and a new HOH takes control

So, after last night’s crazypants episode, we’re in for one that’s just going to be, well, depressingly predictable. The diamond power of veto is getting played tonight, and I’m pretty sure we can all guess exactly what’s going to happen, especially as far as who’s going home (Gimme a K…). You know, it seems patently unfair to me that Matt gets a game changing prize out of Pandora’s Box and all Brendon pulls is essentially a massage and a nice dinner. However, Julie says we should never underestimate the power of the pretzel. Okay, Julie, surprise me, because otherwise I’m tempted to take a nap.

[Full recap of Thursday's "Big Brother" after the break...] 

Ragan can’t imagine Matt going home, because Matt’s wife is suffering from an imaginary bone disease. Oh, Ragan, you poor, sad sucker. Matt acts whiny and pathetic. Then winks at the camera. Suck it, Matt. Could you suck more as a human being? Let me answer that. No, you couldn’t. You know what would be funny? If Matt’s wife actually did contract a rare bone disease. And no one cared, because Matt lied about it on national TV. Okay, even I wouldn’t wish a rare bone disease on someone, but still, Matt sucks.
When Matt discovers that Kathy saw Rachel’s pretzel message and didn’t tell him, he feels BETRAYED. As if someone lied to him. About something important. Oh, yeah, Matt, pot, meet kettle. But now he knows who he’d like to put on the block. Or maybe he’ll put up Enzo, because Enzo kind of hints he’d be okay with Matt going home. Matt loves having all this power. Someone take that diamond power of veto and beat Matt with it, because he just deserves heavy bruising.
Ragan gets his next saboteur assignment – to leave a note that says “I know your secret” somewhere in the house. Finally, a challenge where he can actually get caught! Ragan leaves the note under Enzo’s pillow. Enzo, of course, starts freaking out and shows it to all the hamsters. And concludes that Kathy is the saboteur. Because she made his bed. I think the really interesting thing here is that Kathy sleeps with a sock monkey. Would the saboteur really sleep with a sock monkey? C’mon. Matt, however, is thrilled, because he wants to give Kathy the boot anyway. I’m not saying Kathy’s deadweight, but still, it kind of sucks to be given the boot because you made someone’s bed.
The Chenbot grills the hamsters. Ragan tells her his integrity is not for sale. Lane wants Muscle Milk. Don’t worry, Lane, I’m sure you will get a huge box of it for making that network plug. Then, the Chenbot reveals that the saboteur’s reign of terror is over. Why does the Chenbot always have to reassure everyone about the saboteur? I thought the point of this show was to watch the hamsters fly into unnecessary panics?
Time for a home visit! We get to visit Lane and Britney’s small home towns. We learn that Britney was meant to go places, and that Lane hangs out at a gas station mini-mart and is really complex. Really? But then, his family seems a little dense, as they’re sure Lane’s bringing Britney home to visit even though she’s, you know, engaged. What are they, polygamists? How small is this town anyway? Because really, there seems to be a little inbreeding given that they missed that massive rock on Brit-Brit’s finger.
Time for Matt and Lane to plead their cases. Matt tells Brendon he’s a spineless wimp and a big dummy as he pulls out the diamond power of veto. Matt saves himself and names (you guessed it) Kathy. Duh.
Lane tells everyone he loves them. Kathy tells everyone she loves them. Okay, Chenbot, do something with the power of the pretzel, because so far everything’s gone according to Matt’s evil plan.
Hayden votes to evict Kathy
Enzo picks Kathy
Can I go put in a load of laundry? Because this is boring.
Ragan picks Kathy
Matt picks Kathy
Does anyone else want a nap? Or to see what else is on?
Britney picks Kathy
So, yeah, Kathy’s out. Did I really need to watch this show tonight? I could have done something constructive, like floss my back molars or clip coupons.
Kathy hugs everyone and asks someone to feed her fish. Matt calls himself a creep. He’s joking. He shouldn’t be.
Kathy says it was likely difficult for Matt to put her on the block. No, it wasn’t, Kathy. Kathy may be klutzier than your average two legged cat, but she seems like such a nice girl. And, for the (b)rigade, an easy target.
Then, we get to see Big Brother Says.  Which is Simon Says but in the Big Brother house, which is as boring as you might expect. Although the two minute group hug was kind of funny, as Enzo took it as an opportunity to criticize people’s feet.
Time for the HOH competition, which will be questions about Big Brother Says. Ragan and Hayden are out on the first question. Matt’s out on the second one. Lane is out on the fourth question. It’s down to Enzo and Britney. The Chenbot seems very irritated with Enzo, as he likes to take his time, and she is a very time conscious robot. Finally, Britney wins HOH. Yuck.
Hmm, the Have Not selections are artichokes and anchovies, broccoli and bean dip or prunes and pimento loaf. All I can say is, broccoli and bean dip is a really bad idea unless the goal is to make the whole house suffer. I will say no more.
The Chenbot has to chat up the hamsters. Did Matt just call Ragan his cuddle buddy? And that concludes are entirely useless and predictable “BB” episode for the evening. Really, they could have run an infomercial for the Snuggie and it would have been more useful.
Hopefully, though, next week will be more exciting, as next Thursday is a double eviction. That could be good fun! But only if Matt goes. Or we do a home visit to find his wife is in the hospital suffering from some rare bone disease… Okay, I’ll stop now and give myself a slap on the wrist for that. This time.
Who do you think Britney will put on the block? Do you think Brendon can win POV? And do you think the (b)rigade will turn on Matt for not revealing the diamond POV?
Ivy Higa of Project Runway season 8

What happend to Ivy at the end last week's episode when she fainted?

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Recap: 'Project Runway' - Crazy hat challenge

Plus: What happened to Ivy?

Goodness knows, this would be bad reality TV if “PR” didn’t try to milk as much drama out of Ivy’s fainting spell as humanly possibly, so what we ended with last week is what we start with this week – Ivy and the paramedics. So, what the heck is wrong with Ivy? Valerie points out she drinks too much Diet Coke and smokes a lot. Gretchen hopes she’ll be okay. Because Ivy is no threat to her. Ultimately, it seems like no big deal, because Ivy is suffering from that persistent ailment of celebrities and reality TV contestants, dehydration. In other words, lots of sturm und drang about nothing.

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