Much has been made of the return of CeeLo Green and Christina Aguilera to the merrily spinning judges' chairs on "The Voice." As fellow judge Blake Shelton reminded us during last night's premiere, it's like the original band is back together. The catch is, of course, that original doesn't always mean better.
The original band's back together, but has it lost its rhythm?
Who gets the boot? Maybe not who you'd expect
On the many, many occasions when I've thought of what it must be like to be a celebrity contestant on "Dancing with the Stars" (so, you know, like once or twice), I've always thought the suckiest thing would be going home first. It's like the world telling you that they're not even interested in seeing you mildly humiliated or as the focus of an inspirational journey of self-discovery. You're demoted from the C-list and, since Kathy Griffin has claimed the D-list, you may be somewhere below that. Like, F-list. That's not even a thing.
But tonight someone will be going home, and let's hope it's someone who's tough enough to take it.
Victoria Gotti drops in but Penny's the star of the show
I get it, I get it. Given that this is the penultimate episode of the season, there was going to be a lot more talking and a lot less action than we might like. Action, I think, we get next week, when Joe Gorga probably starts throwing punches and Teresa ugly cries and Penny kicks off her high heels and runs for her life as Jacqueline rips the weave off her head and Kathy desperately asks, "WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?" It's pretty clear the wheels are about to come off the wagon, but no way are we going to see anything more than a loosening of the bolts this week.
The stars get all dressed up for television's big night out
As Emmy Awards go, this wasn't the best of the times nor was it the worst of times. Most of the stars wore respectable (even boring) dresses, while a few brought the weird to liven things up (thanks, Aubrey Plaza!). Purple and nude (with a smattering of forest green) were the colors of the moment, and silhouettes ranged from slim and minimal to ridiculous (Lena Dunham, we're talking to you). Here's the roundup of the winners and losers of the Emmys 2013 red carpet.
Did Gail Simmons and Morena Baccarin work their baby bumps?
Look, pregnancy isn't easy for anyone. I'm guessing Gail Simmons and Morena Baccarin both would have preferred to stay at home, put up their swollen feet, and eat Cheetos in their sweatpants rather than go to the Emmys. But they toughed it out, somehow lifted themselves gracefully out of a limo while photographers were there, and made it onto the red carpet. So, kudos to them both!
Is this sexy or does she appear thisclose to a wardrobe malfunction?
Julianne Hough is a beautiful woman. Seafoam green is definitely her color. But this odd leotard/evening gown mash-up is both too revealing and sorta saggy. I'm worried that if she doesn't keep her hand planted on her hip the whole top will flop down. Sucks to sit next to her, huh?
The 'Girls' star makes a statement - but is it a good one?
Well, this is awkward. I like the bottom half of this dress soooo much. And then there's this odd thing going on in the bodice, which seems to be saying, "Hello. I have small breasts. Please stare at them." I'm wondering if the black leather is there in case she needs an extra shoe or something.
The Oscar winner talks about the strangest audience experience ever
Kevin O'Leary tells HitFix about the three things that excite the sharks
The season debut of "Shark Tank" (tonight at 9:00 p.m. on ABC) is poised to chew up the competition (last season it was the top Friday night network show among adults aged 18 - 49), and that's just fine with the tough cookies who tear apart the fledgling business owners who come begging. Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and "Mr. Wonderful" Kevin O'Leary have no problem telling entrepreneurs what they really think. I had a chance to talk to Mr. Wonderful during press tour, and he revealed the three things that make him interested in investing, the companies that have disappointed, and why everyone should want to invest with a shark... if they can.
They couldn't keep us in the dark forever
Finally, we get a good, long(ish) peek at what we can expect from "American Horror Story: Coven." Yes, there's still plenty of spooky imagery, but in this teaser we get a sense of the plot, the setting and, most importantly, what we can expect from Jessica Lange this time around.