"The Real Housewives of Orange County"

 "The Real Housewives of Orange County"

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'The Real Housewives of Orange County' recap: Reunion Pt. 2

Brooks takes the sofa, but Briana brings the fireworks
Ah, it's time for part two of the never-ending "The Real Housewives of Orange County" reunion! Since this is the last time (I think?) the gals will be able to hurl insults and make vicious accusations until, of course, next season, there's a good chance we'll have some good ol' catfightin'. But more importantly, Brooks is taking the stage, which means Tamra will have her claws out. Maybe Brooks can pelt her with Hallmark cards and affirmations. Just a thought.
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"Glee"'s Kevin McHale

"Glee"'s Kevin McHale

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'Teen Choice' co-host Kevin McHale reveals his dream guest for 'Glee'

McHale has an idea about which star he'd like to play his sister

 

Kevin McHale, who plays wheelchair-bound Artie on "Glee," has a new project in the works. On Sunday, July 22 he'll be co-hosting the Teen Choice Awards (8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Fox) with old friend Demi Lovato. "[The show] is always fun and super crazy, and I can't wait," McHale told journalists during a conference call. "It's kind of nerve wracking. Because it's live, you have to watch what you say and keep it together. Hopefully, I won't act like a fangirl in front of people I like."

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"The Real Housewives of New York City"

 "The Real Housewives of New York City"

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'The Real Housewives of New York City' recap: 'Good Trip, Bad Fall'

Carole's sick of LuAnn, but the real fight is between Ramona and Heather

The "Real Housewives of New York City" sans Ramona and Aviva are still frolicking in London this week. But as we know, you can take the girl out of Noo Yawk but it's considerably harder to take the Noo Yawk out of the girl, so the first thing we see is Sonja sticking her face in a bidet. Admittedly, it's filled with ice and Sonja swears this is the easiest way to reduce the swelling in her face as the sink is too shallow, but all I can think is that next week we will be seeing Sonja tooling around New York with enormous, blistering sores all over her head. 

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'The Bachelorette' recap: The guys speak out
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'The Bachelorette' recap: The guys speak out

It's time for Kalon and Ryan's day of reckoning

 It's time for one of those "the rejects speak" episodes of "The Bachelorette," which is usually just an excuse to get people yelling at one another. But given how low this season was on friction, I'm not expecting fireworks. Okay, maybe someone will take a punch at Kalon, but I'm sure he's used to it. What I'm really not expecting is much animosity toward Emily. Emily may be one of the most universally adored heartbreakers in the history of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," and it doesn't hurt that she can swear like a sailor (judging from how much she's bleeped) and isn't afraid to get her mama bear on when it comes to her kid. I do think Ricki, though she never meets the guys face-to-face, has been an effective tool in keeping them focused on exactly how much is at stake. And, in the case of Kalon, she has been a helpful tool in exposing him as a self-absorbed ass. But more on Kalon in a moment. Let's get to the episode!

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"Strange Sex"

 "Strange Sex"

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Review: How strange is 'Strange Sex'? Well...

The TLC show generates more questions than answers

Watching the third season premiere of TLC's "Strange Sex" (Sundays, 10 p.m. ET), I had a lot of questions -- none of them about sex. Who are these people? Where did TLC find them? Why are they talking about this stuff on national television? Is this willingness to share part of the fetish, too? Do they have jobs to go to? If so, do they have to go to them the day after this airs? Damn, I wonder what that's like!

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"Today"

"Today"

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Elton John to tell Matt Lauer why he wants more kids on 'Today'

The singer says he was 'the luckiest person in the world' for avoiding AIDS

 

Next week 'Today' will make another play at recapturing morning show domination by airing an interview between Matt Lauer and Sir Elton John. The interview, which will promote John's memoir "Love Is the Cure: On Life, Loss and the End of AIDS," will air in two parts; Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18. In the chat, prerecorded in England, John talks about his struggle with drugs, alcohol and bulimia and discusses coming out about his sexuality.

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"Strange Sex"

"Strange Sex"

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Watch: TLC's 'Strange Sex' wants you to view a breastfeeding husband

The question is, do you want to?

As you likely already know, I make it part of my job to hunt for programming in the strange, dark corners of basic cable. Accordingly, some of the stuff I find is not only strange, it puts the word right in the title so you won't be surprised by how absolutely weird some of this stuff is. So, when I see the third season premiere of TLC's "Strange Sex" on Sun. July 15, I should be prepared to see a grown-ass man breastfeeding, vaginal rejuvenation surgery and a woman with size 102ZZZ natural breasts. I won't be, of course, but in theory I should be.

Warning : After you see the clip below you may not be comfortable around baby bottles for a while. Or guys with unfortunate facial hair and ponytails. Although honestly, is that such a bad thing? 

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"So You Think You Can Dance"

"So You Think You Can Dance"

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'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: 'The Top 20'

Our finalists show what they can do, and Nigel declares one girl the best of the bunch

It's time for "So You Think You Can Dance"! Whoot! We're still in the stage in which we have a bajillion dancers in the running, so there's no time to think -- and getting attached just isn't advisable. This looks to be a strong stable of dancers, so fingers crossed we get some performances worthy of the hot tamale train tonight.

We kick things off with a cool "Mad Men" opening, then head into a samba.

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"Project Runway"

"Project Runway"

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Heidi Klum talks about 'Project Runway''s wacky 10th season

Look for candy dresses, big stars - and designers sneaking off the show


"Project Runway" is back for its 10th anniversary season (Lifetime, July 19, 9 p.m.), and Heidi Klum will be back to auf designers left and right. During a conference call with reporters, Klum gave a few hints about what viewers could expect. "[One of the guest judges] I'm allowed to mention are Patricia Fields, who was one of our very first judges ever; she judged the first challenge of the very first season of the show, so we thought it would be fun to bring her back… We also have Lauren Graham, who'll be at our Times Square challenge, Hayden Panettierre and Krysten Ritter."

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"The Real Housewives of Orange County"

"The Real Housewives of Orange County"

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'The Real Housewives of Orange County' recap: 'The Reunion pt. 1'

It's upside down world as Tamara and Vicki fight and Gretchen and Alexis battle

Yes, it's time for part one of the supersized reunion special (which really could be a series unto itself) of "The Real Housewives of Orange County." In this edition, there's some fighting, some screaming, that sort of thing. That's no big surprise. What may be surprising for anyone who tuned out this season is just how the allegiances have changed. I wonder if Bravo sent the girls a memo and said, hey, time to mix it up. We can only afford one new housewife and some of you are looking a little stale to us. For those who weren't paying attention, former besties Vicki and Tamra are on the outs. Former enemies Tamra and Gretchen (yes, Gretchen) are besties. Former sorta enemies Vicki and Alexis are also besties. Up is down, hell has frozen over, you name it. It's not really that different, to tell the truth, sort of like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. The one breath of fresh air is, of course, Heather, who is not only the sole brunette, but the only housewife who still has some shred of sanity. Of course, during this part of the reunion she's starting to sound a lot like her cohorts, which is a bitter disappointment.

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