The "Teen Wolf" panel at Comic-Con 2013 was only half full, but you wouldn't know that from the enthusiastic screaming. High pitched shrieks frequently erupted, sometimes during fan questions, sometimes during panelist answers, and pretty much all the way through the preview clip that aired. I think it's fair to say that the crowd was very, very receptive to anything the "Teen Wolf" crew had to say.
Plot twists are hinted at amidst a lot of screaming
One model's crotch has to be pixelated, but that's just the start
As much as I would like to luxuriate in the world that is "Project Runway," I'm afraid that this recap may be a little cursory. I'm in the throes of both Comic-Con madness and Emmy nominations glee, so I'm going to cut to the nitty gritty (vajayjay!) and hopefully dig a little deeper next week. Still, there was simply no way I was skipping over this season premiere. Not only does a hella lot happen, some of it is so crazy I'm not entirely sure I didn't hallucinate it. So, be warned. If you haven't watched the episode yet, you may want to before you read this lest you write, "YOU LIE, YOU CRAZY WOMAN!" in the comments section. It could happen.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman send their regards via video
At the "Sherlock" panel at Comic-Con 2013, co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gattis joined producer Sue Vertue to discuss last season's shocking cliffhanger (which won't be resolved until next year when the show returns to PBS), crack jokes and introduce a short video segment from season 3. Fans were perhaps most excited, though, to see a joint video greeting from stars Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch.
She was a dark horse, but more deserving than some
She was definitely a dark horse in the Emmys race, but it's still a little hard to believe that the voting members of Academy of Television Arts and Sciences couldn't find a little love for "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany. The Canadian actress did not receive a nod in the Best Actress category this morning, and this is the kind of oversight that only helps to make the awards show look shamelessly, ridiculously biased in the face of impressive work it's supposed to applaud.
The Emmy winner could be headed for a tenth win
I hesitated before deciding to interview Cloris Leachman. Of course, her resume is intimidatingly impressive. The "Raising Hope" star has won an Oscar (for "The Last Picture Show") and nine Emmys (eight primetime, one daytime). She has played some of the most memorable roles in recent memory, including Phyllis on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and Frau Blucher in the film "Young Frankenstein." She's been the oldest contestant on "Dancing with the Stars," and heck, she even competed in the Miss America pageant (she was Miss Chicago). But her credits weren't what almost deterred me.
The mentor has a new role and can save a lucky designer - once
Even more than watching the clothes swish down the catwalk on "Project Runway," I love watching mentor extraordinaire Tim Gunn do this thing. When the show returns on Thurs. (July 18, 9:00 p.m. on Lifetime), the good news is that we'll be getting even more Gunn than before. This time around, his role is expanded -- not only does he present the models to the judges, he gets to talk to them about what he saw in the workroom. Plus, Gunn gets the chance to save a designer from elimination -- though this is a once-a-season opportunity. Gunn spoke to reporters in a conference call this week about his new job, whether or not he exercised his "save" -- and the first episode scandal over one model walking the runway showing enough skin to require pixelation.
Nate appears, but will he ruin everything?
It's the hometowns! This could be a potentially fraught episode, as we know that the hometown visit was the one that got Des booted from Sean's season of "The Bachelor." And guess what? Nate, the horrible brother who was so nasty to Sean, is back! Let the crazy begin!
Alas, Nate isn't showing up until later in the episode, like a bad plot twist. Instead, we kick things off on a happy note -- Des visits Zak in Dallas. Initially I thought Zak was a bit of a fruit loop, what with the "do you accept these abs" opening line (which was so groan-worthy I'm shocked she kept him around) and the jumping into pools and such. But as the show has progressed, he's turned out to be an awful lot of fun. More than that, he sincerely seems to adore Des. If his family is anything like Zak, this should be a good time for all.
A bonding, healing retreat ends up in a brawl
We knew it all had to come to blows sooner or later, didn't we? In this nightmare episode of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," the two Joes finally got into it, with Joe Gorga scrabbling across the floor like a feral monkey and Joe Giudice snarling like, well, Joe Giudice. Punches were thrown, Melissa somehow sandwiched herself in the middle of the ruckus -- and Teresa, the one who started it all, tottered away from the fight like a little kid who's been caught stealing cookies. I guess she was toddling off to ask someone to call 911, but really, that might be assuming too much of Teresa.
The rumors are true
So, the rumors were true after all. Barbara Walters announced this morning that, after 17 appearances on ABC’s “The View” and eight as a guest co-host, Jenny McCarthy will join the talk show as a co-host this fall. The comedian/actress/host and best-selling author officially starts on Monday, September 9 to help kick-off to Season 17.
Eric takes a big risk, but is he up against a tougher adversary?
This week's episode takes us in some unexpected directions, which is never a bad thing in and of itself on "True Blood." Most importantly, we get a plotline for Sookie that reflects some of the mixed feelings I've had about her character lately (yes, faeries and half-faeries are delicious, but she always seems to be knee deep in one-note hot-guy adoration). A few of our favorites were put into physical danger (and one seems to be in the process of losing her mind), and it made for a tense episode with sometimes unbelievable moments, and it stirred up some potential plotlines that could be fabulous or less-so. Let's hope for the former. This season holds plenty of promise, and with the vampire-human war afoot, it's anyone's game.