Rick Dale, the main man behind the History Channel's "American Restoration" (Wed. at 10 p.m.) is clearly a pro at fixing almost anything -- but he can't do anything to stop the waterworks from some of his clients. "There's crying [this season]," he admitted during a recent phone interview. "Even from me. It's so emotional, and I'm very passionate about what I do. These people bring in a piece of their lives, and we're bringing their memories back to life."
The fix-it mastermind says second season will hold more challenges
Logo will air the latest exploits of Patsy and Edina in February
Sweetie darling, it's time for yet another "Absolutely Fabulous" special to make its U.S. premiere on Logo (Mon. Feb. 6, 10:30 p.m.). Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the series, the special will pick up where the last left off, as Patsy and Edina lumbered into the 21st century.
It's total chaos at Lisa's opening of Sur
Oh joy, it's time for Lisa's big opening of Sur. After months of demo work, painting and polishing, what better way to show off this lovely new space than a private party? Yeah, and the gods laughed hard at that one. Let's just say that if Pandora's wedding is even half as eventful, she might want to think about scrapping the whole thing and getting hitched at a drive-thru wedding chapel in Vegas. I'm fairly sure we will never see a gray hair on Lisa's head, but this evening would have turned most people's hair pure white.
When one of Brad's rejects arrives, all hell breaks loose - and one girl faints
It's off to San Francisco for the final 16 girls, which is sure to end in either a nervous breakdown in the City by the Bay or, possibly, someone jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Given how cray-cray this season has been thus far, I just can't rule it out.
Miss Joyce wants NeNe and Kim to play nice, but it won't be easy
It's hard to say whether or not tonight's episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" measured up to the fanfare of the Golden Globes (be sure to vote on the best and worst red carpet looks here), but in any case, it was still an episode of high tension, fortune telling and gun fire, so let's hope you set up your DVRs if you missed it. More importantly, NeNe, Sheree and Kim were all forced to make nice with one another, which might be one of the signs of the coming apocalypse. Consider yourself warned.
The feisty 80-year-old Hagman jokes that 'Friends' stars owe him money
While TNT may be counting on pretty young things like Jordana Brewster and Jesse Metcalfe to fuel interest in its new continuation of the old series "Dallas," the stars who really got the journalists at the TCA press tour fired up were the original show's "Big Three" -- Larry Hagman, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy. Hagman, wearing an enormous hat and looking fighting trim despite a cancer diagnosis last year, got the biggest laugh of the afternoon, despite some zingers from Duffy.
The 'Dog Whisperer' says it's time to save military dogs from death
Unfortunately, "Dog Whisperer with Cesar Milan" star Cesar Millan didn't bring any canine companions to his NatGeo panel during press tour, but the trainer did repeatedly pop to his feet to imitate his four-legged friends. When asked why so many people misjudge dogs, Millan demonstrated canine posture and explained how humans tend to ignore what dogs are trying to say. "The dog is always speaking to the human, but the human is always trying to impose a different identity on the dog, so they don't understand the language... they disregard the conversation with the dog. That's why I train people and rehabilitate the dog."
Sweet P explains why she gave up on clothing design
Thanks to a frumpy skirt and a bathing suit top, Sweet P Vaughn got her walking papers on "Project Runway All Stars" this week. The much-loved season four contender talked to reporters during a conference call Friday about defending her designs, what she's doing now and which designer she hopes will win.
It's a time for new beginnings for Caroline, Jeremy and Elena
Given that the title of tonight's episode, "Our Town," is an obvious salute to the Thornton Wilder play, we can expect an evening full of transition and loss, which sounds about right given the recent direction of "The Vampire Diaries." Most high school kids find themselves feeling nostalgia as they move closer to graduation, but most of them are looking back at the innocence of childhood when they still have a little bit of innocence left (if they're lucky). For our beleaguered Mystic Falls residents, the past is more painful. As recently as last season, Caroline still clung to the typical teen rites of passage, even when her determination to have a "normal" life was a little jarring. Just as Emily realizes that trying to hold on to life in "Our Town" is simply too painful, finally, so does Caroline. It's a transition that seems inevitable, but I can't say I won't miss her bubbly, let's-go-to-the-school-dance enthusiasm.
The designers must construct couture - in just one day
Now that we have the horrid "turn random crap into a dress" challenge over with, it's time for our intrepid designers to actually make something nice. I'm sure they're just as relieved as we are, as it can't be fun to bypass Mood for a bag of extra large black plastic garbage bags or a roll of Dixie cups, and I'm not sure what such a challenge really proves, except that some of our designers are more committed to recycling than others.
Speaking of recycling, model-turned-"Runway" hostess and gung-ho environmentalist Angela Lindvall seems to be the biggest bust, at least with viewers, of the season. I'm not ready to turn on Angela just yet, though. She looks a little scared and not quite sure what to do (check out Molly Sims' Heidi/not Heidi flip-flopping on "Project Accessory" for another example), and I'm hoping she finds an individual voice sooner rather than later. If I had to single out anyone who's really a disappointment, I'd have to say Joanna Coles. As good as she was as a judge, those same tough love qualities make her a harsh mentor. What made Tim Gunn so special was his ability to be both honest and compassionate. I can't see Coles doling out hugs anytime soon, honestly.