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."
The 'Dog Whisperer' says it's time to save military dogs from death
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.
Jared Padalecki and Wilson Bethel show off their comic chops
The CW brought together a disparate crew for it's Bad-Ass Boys of the CW panel during press tour -- Shane West ("Nikita"), Joseph Morgan ("The Vampire Diaries"), Ed Westwick ("The Gossip Girl"), Jared Padalecki ("Supernatural"), Wilson Bethel ("Hart of Dixie") and Kristoffer Polaha ("Ringer") -- so maybe it shouldn't be a surprise that the panel became an opportunity for the actors to goof around (and make fun of their bad-ass-ness) rather than talk about what's coming down the pipeline for their shows.
It's boys vs. girls during the most grueling challenge of the season
We're down to an even split of guys versus girls, which isn't so surprising. What is surprising, however, is that Beverly hasn't been beaten up, melted by the hateful, laser-like stares of her teammates or otherwise taken out of commission. While she seems to be a talented chef and a good-natured gal, for some reason there's always someone around who loathes her with a white-hot passion. This week, that duty is shared by Lindsay and Sarah, who only succeed in making themselves look like the mean, ugly stepsisters in "Cinderella," but without the big ball gowns. But let's get to the food.
Mark Harmon's life will flash before his eyes in 200th episode
It's been nine years, 200 episodes, 512 suspects and 738 head slaps for "NCIS," which was the subject of a celebratory panel at CBS' press day. While Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette and the rest of the cast talked about feeling the love and their sense of gratitude, what they didn't talk about was seeing an end date to the show (ranked #1 in scripted programs) or what we might expect in future episodes. Luckily, executive producer Gary Glasberg showed a piece of raw footage to wrap up the panel -- and give the audience an inkling of what they can expect from the 200th episode.
The former 'Saturday Night Live' star says this is the Mexican 'All in the Family'
After the morning's contentious panel for "2 Broke Girls" at CBS' press day, maybe it shouldn't be surprising that the expected hot potato "Rob," which the Washington Post said would leave viewers "horrified and nauseated" and which the Daily Beast decried as "racist and unfunny," received a surprisingly friendly response from the assembled critics.
Marc Cherry isn't interested in following in 'Sex and the City''s footsteps
It's the final season of "Desperate Housewives," and the ladies (and men) of Wisteria Lane came out for press tour along with creator Marc Cherry and Executive Producer Bob Daily to talk about the show's final days. That didn't mean, however, that Cherry was forthcoming with information (or at least not much information). When asked if original housewife Nicolette Sheridan might return, he made it clear that, despite the reporter's understanding, he'd never implied anyone in particular would be returning to the show. "What I said was that I hoped to do something that paid an homage to characters who came before. I'm so not revealing what the end is going to be. It's very much a surprise and I'm hyper-protective of it. No comment on that."
Mauricio's birthday bash is derailed by sisterly squabbling
The big birthday bash for Mauricio in Lanai, Hawaii continues, and even though it should be a pretty fabulous trip, Kyle and Kim seem damned and determined to turn it into an unhappy family reunion that only needs an uncooked turkey and a Jell-O wrestling match to qualify as the most miserable outing Mauricio could have hoped for. Good going, guys!