I feel as if we gush over every guest we have on the show, but this time we want to REALLY gush over this week's guest -- the iconic, incredible Terri Nunn of Berlin. She's candid, funny and insightful -- and she has lots of opinions that will make you think. We loved spending time with Terri -- so much so, we went WAY over our usual time limit. We think you'll love her, too. If you want to hear Terr's radio show Unbound, check it out at kscn.org. Find out more about "Animal" on iTunes and at berlinpage.com. Check out the rundown:
The '80s icon talks about her new album, Lady Gaga, Adele and more
It's a battle between the truth and Mellie's lies
This episode is going to fill in some gaps and answer some questions, and if that takes a mess of flashbacks to do it, so be it. As we know, Fitz's grand plan to tell the world about his affair with Olivia has been effectively (and pretty brilliantly) derailed by Mellie. Now the poor, innocent girl who's been stuck in the role of White House mattress back has hired Olivia to save her bacon. What happens next requires further explanation, so the story kicks off five years ago with Olivia hanging with homeless Huck. Yeah, I was wondering about how that progressed, too.
Silas isn't the only one who isn't telling the truth
It isn't easy being a vampire, or at least not a vampire in Mystic Falls. There's always someone chasing you, occasionally the townspeople turn on you (if only because they're under some Silas mind control, but still), your friends have a tendency to die, you have to take introductory college classes, that sort of thing. This week, we also deal with the fact that not everyone is telling everyone else the truth. Worse, not everyone is telling themselves the truth. It's enough to make you want to curl up in your coffin and weep.
Alice is off to Wonderland, but it's not what you remember
After watching "Once Upon A Time in Wonderland" (which we should just call "Wonderland" from now on, even if it reminds a few of you of that murdery 2003 Val Kilmer movie), I had an idea. if you've been reluctant to jump into "Once Upon A Time" because there are too many characters, or because you've missed the first season, or if you just don't like whatever character has emerged as a focus this week (though it could easily change next week), this might be just the show for you. Even though it's a spinoff of "Once Upon A Time," think of it as the gateway drug. Drink me!
Naomi Grossman, Barbara Tarbuck talk to HitFix at "AHS" sleepover
I had the chance to talk to Naomi Grossman and Barbara Tarbuck during an extremely spooky sleepover at the abandoned (and supposedly haunted) Linda Vista Hospital in Los Angeles as part of a kickoff for the DVD release of "American Horror Story: Asylum." Needless to say, we were probably all a little unnerved by the setting.
The season opener was the most-watched telecast in the series' history
"American Horror Story" has put a spell on viewers. This season's premiere could become the most-watched program in FX history. Take that, "Wilfred"!
It's a food truck challenge to feed Habitat for Humanity workers
Things are heating up (that's funny, because New Orleans is hotter than an armpit most of the time!) on "Top Chef: New Orleans," as front runners are emerging, dark horses have reared their heads and whinnied and the lesser-thans are being picked off like teenagers in a cheap horror movie. While not all of the food looks entirely edible (and hey, with gumbo, it never really looks great, does it?), some of it sounds delicious, and that's enough for me. Until someone invents Taste-o-Vision, this, and the snarky comments of our judges, will have to do.
Juliette and Rayna aren't making Edgehill happy
The suds keep on a-comin' on "Nashville," as befits a primetime soap chock full of ego-driven (or, in Deacon's case, horribly emotionally scarred) musicians with skeletons in the closet. This week's episode had some good music (always a plus), some repetitive story lines and possibly the exit of Coleman Carlisle (the always excellent Robert Wisdom), which makes for a lot of highs and lows. Kind of like a country song, isn't it?
It's a shaky start to the edgy series
"American Horror Story" is back (with crazy strong ratings, too), and this time with the word "Coven" tagged onto the end. Thus, we're getting a crazy mash-up of witches, voodoo, insensitive portrayals of slavery and whatever other random stuff Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (or their assistants) stumbled across on the old Interwebs. Better, we're also getting grade A talent. Kathy Bates ("Misery") and Angela Bassett ("What's Love Got to Do with It") join Jessica Lange and other "AHS" pros to stir the witches' cauldron. But I will say, judging from the first episode, we're off to a shaky start. Not shaky-scary, just… shaky.
One more designer has to go before Fashion Week, and it's too much
There's nothing sadder than when Tim Gunn gets choked up on "Project Runway," is there? Oh, yeah, yeah, there's sad stuff like tragic deaths and outbreaks of cholera and those commercials for the ASPCA and the Children's Fund. Those are also sad. But, I guess, Tim Gunn getting choked up is sad in a way that's a little less depressing.
On this week's episode of "Project Runway" (Thurs. at 9:00 p.m. ET on Lifetime), we get to see a bit of what some of the designers are working on (or mangling, as the case may be). It's also the last episode before the final group of three heads to New York Fashion Week. Tensions are high. No one wants to get this far and be sent packing -- and clearly, Tim Gunn doesn't want to have to send anyone to pack their things. So, watch this clip. If you can.
Will you be watching the penultimate episode of "Project Runway"?