Think it's easy to be a wedding planner? Not hardly, and it's tougher when you're in the middle of nowhere and everyone other than the lucky couple operates on "Island Time." TLC makes destination wedding dreams come true in "Wedding Island," a new series following wedding planner Sandy Malone and her team of experts as they navigate the logistical challenges of coordinating nuptials on Vieques Island, a tiny rock in the Caribbean. The show premieres with a full episode sneak peek on Wednesday, July 17 at 10:00 PM ET with the second episode airing the following evening in its regularly scheduled timeslot of Thursdays at 10:00 PM ET.
Do you remember "Saturday Night Live"'s Stuart Smalley character (played and invented by Al Franken)? He was the guy who would sit in front of the mirror and try to assure himself he was good enough, smart enough, and doggone it, people liked him. It turns out real people actually do this, and sometimes not even with a therapist there to force them. In this clip from TLC's "Crown Chasers" (premiering Wed. July 10 at 10:00 p.m.), Jocelyn talks to her mirror, works on her enunciation, complains about menopause, and bursts into tears. Is it crazy? Oh, yeah.
Did you watch every moment of Nik Wallenda's tightrope crossing of the Grand Canyon on Discovery? Given the blow-out ratings (13 million viewers watched the walk, according to the Discovery Channel), it's no surprise the network isn't done with Nik Wallenda yet.
If you've been trying to watch the new episodes of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" on a tiny computer screen, take heart. OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is hosting a summer fling for soap fans as the network has acquired the first 40 episodes of The OnLine Network’s reprisal of the two daytime soaps for an exclusive 10-week limited engagement.
Half-hour episodes of each show will air Monday through Thursday beginning Mon. July 15 with “All My Children” at 1:00 p.m. ET and “One Life to Live” at 3:00 p.m. ET on OWN.
So tonight the top 20 dancers will be hoofing it for our amusement and, really, the approval of the judges. As we learned last week, the judges started planting the seeds in our minds early (actually, I think we can agree prematurely) about who should win (Anna is the beast) and who shouldn't. Not cool judges, not cool.
Hopefully tonight will shake things up a bit, as I hate to think that voters will follow direction so easily or that no dancer will defy expectations. Of course, that also means someone who isn't very good (Cyrus) can make it a lot further than logic would suggest thanks to a compelling smile and an engaging backstory. Fingers crossed for great dancing, period.
To celebrate the July 15th premiere of her new summer talk show, “Kris," Kris Jenner has announced a contest seeking an individual who captures the "spirit, strength, love and entrepreneurial attitude" of the Jenner-Kardashian family. The winner does not, however, need to speak in a dull monotone or have a sex tape. Phew!
The bachelors and Des are off to Munich, so… lots of beer, yodeling and sledding! Because "The Bachelorette" has never met a cultural cliche it doesn't like! This will be great fun, I'm sure, but the big nail biter in this episode is the dreaded two-on-one. As in seasons past, the most loathed creepazoid will be sharing the date with Des with a likable guy we doubt she'll pick.
Even though I'm fairly sure this will play out the way all of these dates play out (the creepazoid gets the rose and we scream at the television), I'm hoping against hope that Des fights back against producer manipulating her to follow the formula and actually kicks the jerk to the curb. And you know which jerk I mean -- Ben. It's not even anything I have against Ben (though I don't care for him a bit). I'd just like to think this show isn't as thoroughly predictable as it seems to be. Still, this episode starts throwing big curveballs before the first hour is over -- so I'll withhold judgment, briefly.
We've already seen early images of Rob Lowe as JFK and Ginnifer Goodwin as Jacqueline Kennedy in NatGeo's "Killing Kennedy" (currently filming), and now we have the other couple at the center of the story -- Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald and Will Rothhaar as Lee Harvey Oswald. Do you think they measure up?
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