The hit series has tried with models and accessories, but why do these shows fall short?
Tonight we'll be treated to another episode of "Project Accessory," which is likely being met by a tepid sigh of not-quite-anticipation by those who bother to tune in. Admittedly, Lifetime has done its level best to copy every element of "Project Runway" to ensure the spin-off's success. The judges, the challenges and even the hostess are eerily similar to the original hit. So why doesn't it work better than it does?
Her memoir of abuse is already getting mixed reactions
When Taylor Armstrong gave a teary-eyed plug for her new book on "Watch What Happens: Live" after this Monday's episode of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," I didn't give it much thought. Reality stars pump out fluffy, catty, ghost-written tomes at the same rate Michelle Duggar pops out babies, and this seemed to be just another unimpressive addition to the genre.
The chefs have to cook for a meaty fundraiser -- but play it safe
We're down to thirteen chefs, and the boys are noticing they're being picked off a little faster than the girls (okay, we've only had guys getting the boot for a while) and suddenly it's the boys vs. the girls. Of course, Heather thinks this is a great opportunity to gloat. Sigh. It's an individual challenge, people. Stop being ten years old for a minute and just cook. I had been feeling that this group of chefs was a little more mature and sophisticated than some we've gotten in past seasons, but I may have to reassess if they keep acting like they're in a fourth grade kickball tournament.
Oprah just wants to help, so why is it so annoying?
OWN has announced that it will be launching a new series, 'America's Money Class with Suze Orman' on Jan. 9. (9:00 p.m. ET). In the six-episode "class," Orman will be answering financial questions and giving viewers tools and tips on how to survive this sluggish economy. To sweeten the deal, viewers will also get a chance to win up to $50,000 when they take her final exam during the last episode.
Study group members are recruited to sing and dance during the holiday episode
"Community" may be suffering in the ratings, but that doesn't mean Troy and Abed (and the rest of the study group) don't have plenty of holiday cheer. In this Thursday's holiday episode of the show (8:00 p.m. on NBC), each of our stars will be singing and dancing their way into the school's annual Christmas pageant. Watch Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi)'s rap below.
The green box-office star reveals his secret to aging gracefully
With "The Muppets" having already brought in over $56 million, star Kermit the Frog can, if not gloat, at least rest easy knowing the Muppets return to the big screen after 12 years has been warmly received. The famous frog took a few minutes from his busy schedule to answer some questions about why the Muppets never get old, how he's achieve his tadpole dreams and why he hopes "The Muppet Show" returns to TV.
Holiday programming didn't end with 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'
All hell breaks loose when Taylor faces off with Camille's best friend
Welcome to tonight's very special "Taylor loses her damn mind" episode! But we have to build up to the full-bore craziness that breaks out at Brandi's ill-conceived beach party ("I thought I'd get all the girls together! In a small space! With lots of alcohol! It'll be FUN!). I mean, you can't just dive into this kind of mental breakdown without some build up. And "RHoBH" is nothing if not good at the slow burn. Still, strap on your straight jackets; it's going to be a bumpy ride to Crazy Town.
James, Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. go head-to-head-to-head
Remember when Jesse James was just a guy who built cool stuff and not a philandering husband/boyfriend with issues? Flash back to the good old days tonight when James goes head-to-head-to-head with Paul Teutul Senior and Paul Teutul Junior on 'American Chopper: The Build-Off' on the Discovery Channel (9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.). See clips from the show below -- and, in the second clip, watch as Senior proclaims James a "genius" and predicts him beating his own son in the three-way competition. Ouch.
Stars like Jerry Seinfeld have stepped in for Regis, but should any of them stick around?
So, the long goodbye is over. Regis has been gone for two weeks and Kelly Ripa has settled into a (sort of) solo gig on the renamed "Live! with Kelly." I say sort of because Ripa has been joined by stand-in co-hosts comedian Jerry Seinfeld, Jerry O'Connell, Neil Patrick Harris and, most recently, "Dancing with the Stars" pro Derek Hough -- and there are likely many more to come, as there's been no deadline for when a permanent co-host will be announced. While each of these co-hosts has been successful to varying degrees, what's been notable is how smoothly Ripa has stepped into the Regis chair.