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

Lane of 'Big Brother'

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Recap: 'Big Brother' Sunday - Brendon takes control

There’s a new HOH in town – but are his nominations a huge mistake?

Yes, screeching drama queen Rachel is gone, but a bigger drama queen remains – her annoyingly metrosexual boyfriend. Medieval Times knight wannabe/possible “Oprah” addict Brendon has vowed revenge on the house. And apparently, some of the housemates don’t realize what a big wuss he is, because they’re skittering around the house like terrified silverfish. Don’t worry hamsters, now that Rachel’s gone, Brendon is as likely to curl up in a fetal position and cry as he is to kick someone’s butt.

[Full recap of Sunday's (Aug. 15) "Big Brother" after the break...] 
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<p>Casanova of 'Project Runway'</p>

Casanova of 'Project Runway'

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Recap: 'Project Runway' - 'It's a Party'

It’s party time, but one egotistical designer is becoming a big party pooper
Even though I’m still a little gobsmacked that Nicholas went home last week (Jason, not so much), I’m thrilled that tonight’s episode kicks off with some actual reality TV show drama. Gretchen gushes to the camera that all of her fellow designers are SO supportive and ABSOLUTELY understand why she was the winner. And then, deliciously, those same designers snipe bitterly about her behind her back. And while some of it is sour grapes, I don’t disagree with Peach’s assessment that Gretchen is becoming an insufferable pain in the ass as Gretchen yammers on and on about how she’s raised the bar for the competition. Really? With a pantsuit? That was raising the bar? Gretchen, you lucked out twice, but it’s time for you to get a good smackdown from Kors and company, if you ask me, because you’re not all that and a bag of chips despite what you think.
[Full recap of Thursday's (Aug. 12) "Project Runway" after the break...]
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<p>Brendon of 'Big Brother'</p>

Brendon of 'Big Brother'

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Recap: 'Big Brother' Thursday - A showmance divided

Would Brendon's plan save Rachel's hide? And how much crying would ensue?

Thursday's (Aug. 12) "Big Brother" elimination episode offers a win-lose situation. On one hand, either Rachel or Brendon is going home, which means that the show's most annoying showmance will be torn asunder and relative sanity can once again rule in the house. On the other hand, Brendon and Rachel are good for drama, even if that drama sometimes takes the form of Rachel irrationally ranting and Kathy on Wednesday's show for having the temerity to be happy about a successful performance in a challenge. Losing that lovey-dovey romance? Good thing. Losing that drama? Probably not ideal...

Who actually went home? Click through for a minute-by-minute recap of the festivities from the hamster house...

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

Kent of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

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Recap: 'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 7 Finale - The winner is...

America's Favorite Dancer is announced and a dance 'superstar' bombs

Can you believe it’s the end of Season Seven? And that the winner is about to be named? And it won’t be Alex? Excuse me while I take a moment… anyway, it’s been a long, strange season of injuries, crying judges, National Dance Day plugs and some really great dancing. Looking at the final three, it’s hard to say which one was better or who’s more likely to take home the $250,000 prize. But, as it’s a two hour marathon of endless timewasters and some good dancing, let’s just get to it, shall we?

[Full recap of Thursday's (Aug. 12) "So You Think You Can Dance" finale after the break...]

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

Kathy of 'Big Brother'

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Recap: 'Big Brother' Wednesday: POV and other mindgames

The power couple is on the block – but one of them is willing to sacrifice for love

As much as I’m not enjoying the direction that “BB” seems to be going in (MATT? HOH AGAIN?), I am thrilled about two things. One, Ragan is the saboteur, and Jeff and Jordan are visiting the house. I can only hope they’re staying, as the only other power couple seems to be on their way out. And as annoying as I find both Rachel and Brendon, they’re awfully entertaining in a tragic, car accident kind of way.

[Full recap of Wednesday's (Aug. 11) "Big Brother" after the break...]

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

Lauren of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

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Recap: 'So You Think You Can Dance' Finale performances

It's the finale -- and one choreographer drops the ball

It’s the beginning of the “SYTYCD” finale! It’s down to Lauren, Kent and Robert. And not one of them has a pulled tendon or broken rib or anything! This week! That we know of! But Cat did just say everyone’s going to dance four routines and a solo, so the night is still young. Before we begin, though, it’s nostalgic montage time! Weeping judges, drippy music, cheering crowds! This is like a movie trailer or a moving Hallmark card, but really, I’m not sure if a season of reality TV, no matter how compelling, should be distilled into a musical montage that should make you pine for the good ol’ days of… “SYTYCD” auditions. Unless, maybe, you were at the auditions. But that’s different. Anyway, let’s get to it. After all, there’s a whole hella lotta dancing coming down the pipeline tonight.

[Full recap of Wednesday's (Aug. 11) "So You Think You Can Dance" finale performances...]

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<p>&nbsp;Alexander Skarsgard of 'True Blood'</p>

 Alexander Skarsgard of 'True Blood'

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Recap: 'True Blood' - 'Night on the Sun'

Animalistic sex, animalistic violence and cold-hearted revenge on this week's 'True Blood'

Hitch up your coveralls and whip out yo fangs, it’s another episode of True Blood, y’all. When we last left our cast, Sookie was screaming, because she’s Sookie, and Vampire Bill was brooding, on account of how he’s Vampire Bill, and everybody was in the hospital, because Bill done chewed on Sookie’s neck in a manner unbecoming to a southern gentleman.

In the hospital room, Sookie doesn’t know if she can forgive Bill for sucking on her like he did, and possibly taking her “light” in the process. They both cry. Vampire Bill cries because he cannot lie in the sun with Sookie; Sookie cries because she and Bill just cannot manage to have a good time despite being on a cool show like "True Blood." Finally, Vampire Bill takes his vampire leave. Before, it was over between them, but now, it’s like OVER over.

[Full recap of Sunday's (Aug. 8) "True Blood" after the break...]

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

Brendon of 'Big Brother'

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Recap: 'Big Brother' Sunday - New HoH, new nominations

A new HOH is named – but will he choose to open Pandora’s Box?

Well, Rachel’s latest reign as HOH is coming to an end, which means things are about to get sticky for the couple the hamsters love to hate. Rachel, of course, has her fingers crossed that her knight in a shining Speedo will save the day and win the HOH competition, but I wouldn’t bet on it. Brendon hasn’t exactly wowed anyone in the endurance competitions, which makes me think he might be a really crappy swim coach (“Okay, guys, backstroke! Unless you want to doggie paddle? Aw, heck, everyone get some pool noodles and relax!”) and not quite the big, strong he-man Rachel thought he was. But really, Rachel’s no prize, either, so really, they’re an ideal couple, if you ask me.


[Full recap of Sunday's (Aug. 8) "Big Brother" after the break...]
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<p>Gretchen of 'Project Runway'</p>

Gretchen of 'Project Runway'

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Recap: 'Project Runway' - 'Larger Than Life'

The challenges are getting tougher -- and two designers go home

After last week’s rough challenge, and the judges’ odd reactions (Casanova is still here? Wha?), I’m bracing myself for another difficult episode. What could possibly happen this week? Designing ball gowns out of gum wrappers in less than an hour? Using homeless people as models? Who knows, who cares, it’s time for another episode of “PR,” let’s get to it!

[Full recap of Thursday's (Aug. 5) "Project Runway" after the break...]

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

Ragan of 'Big Brother'

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Recap: 'Big Brother' Thursday - Elimination and a new Saboteur

A showmance is split and America tries to restore the season's broken Twist

Aaack, the Big Brother house is about to become Heartbreak Hotel, or maybe the set of a Shakespearean tragedy, or perhaps a pale imitation of “Rock of Love” without the strippers and drunken vomiting, but in any case, it’s going to be sad and possibly bloody. The Hayden/Kristen showmance is going to be torn apart, and I’m very curious to see how these lovebirds handle the stress. I’m guessing lots of making out to be followed by backstabbing, but you never know.

[Full recap of Thursday's (Aug. 5) "Big Brother" after the break...

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