The actress says Bailey's marriage isn't off the table, either
It hasn't been a great month for poor Dr. Bailey (Chandra Wilson) on "Grey's Anatomy." At first, things seemed to be looking up for the feisty, hard-charging (if pint-sized) doctor. After landing funding for her genome mapping project, she was starting to ease into the new, doctor-run structure of Seattle Grace. But last week her luck took a miserable turn when it seemed that she, not a clueless newbie, was responsible for spreading an aggressive infection among her patients -- one which turned lethal. This week, the CDC will be investigating and a shocked and humiliated Bailey will be in the hot seat. I spoke to Wilson about what we can expect for Typhoid Bailey, whether or not this storyline is based in reality, and why Bailey's marriage isn't as backburnered as it seems to be.
The swimmer tries to play the nice guy but even he's not convinced
I was going to review the new E! series "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?" last night. But then I thought, well, what would Ryan Lochte do?
With that in mind, I decided to wait until right now. Ryan Lochte, after all, doesn't have to show up to any party on time. Equipped with his own roving Lochterage (the members of whom, apparently, live in their own Lochtenation -- I am not making this stuff up), it seems that the Olympic swimmer might show up fashionably late to everything except a swim meet.
Shakira and Usher join the joking around, too
When Shakira, Adam Levine, Usher and Blake Sheldon get together in a room, it doesn't seem to matter if there's a video camera rolling. The group, joined by executive producer Mark Burnett, host Carson Daly and "social media correspondent" Christina Milian, quickly settled into a grove of ribbing one another. When asked about scripted versus unscripted content, Burnett shrugged, "It just matters that it's good," which inspired Daly to start the joking around.
Heidi Klum takes center stage, but Howard Stern grabs focus
Though many of the panels at the NBC Summer Press Day have been sedate to the point of sleepy (with the exception of an annoying squeaking chicken for the Sprout kids' network), things became much more lively when the judges of "America's Got Talent" took the stage. When the initial questions were aimed at new judge Heidi Klum, returning judge Howard Stern had no problem making his opinion about that known.
When Klum explained how she was juggling "AGT" with her existing schedule, Stern said, "You're gonna judge, but you're gonna be neglecting your children." When Klum countered that wouldn't be the case, he kept gleefully hammering away. "You're gonna bring the kids while we're doing the show? All, like, ten of them? That's gonna be fun."
The fashion icon explains that 'girls just want to have fun'
At the NBC Summer Press Day, Betsey Johnson and Lulu Johnson were on hand to discuss their new Style network show, "XOX Betsey Johnson." Fashionistas quickly recognized the Mutt-and-Jeff mother-daughter pair, who, while both blonde, couldn't be more different. That disparity is, in part, what drives the show, which follows the pair as Lulu launches her own brand separate from her mother's -- but with her mom on board as an investor.
Porsha acts out, but Kenya really loses it when the men join the discussion
While the final part of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" season reunion covered lots of territory -- Porsha's singing skills, Apollo's possible text flirtation with Kenya, twirl T-shirts -- but really, all of that paled in comparison to Kenya being plunked firmly on the hot seat and, yes, melting the hell down.
The fledgling couple gets off to a rocky start, but do they make sense?
I'll admit that "Once Upon A Time" has grown on me, as the show has put some wildly creative spins on creaky old fairy tales. One character I was looking forward to being rebooted was Belle, who kicked things off in Storybrooke locked away in an insane asylum. Evil queen Regina didn't even bother to give her a Storybrooke personality, as it didn't matter -- she was tucked out of sight, and any of her rantings would just be chalked up to mental illness. It was a dark but promising twist.
Iyanla Vanzant may not be a doctor, but she still cuts to the core
Recently, Iyanla Vanzant has been given the task of fixing all things broken, from minds to marriages, on her OWN show "Iyanla, Fix My Life." (Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. ET). This is usually the job of a therapist, but as far as I can tell, the closest Vanzant comes to having those particular credentials is being the author of piles of self-help books, the recipient of a masters degree in spiritual psychology, a Yoruba priestess, and an ordained New Thought minister (yes, those are things, I guess). She calls herself a spiritual technician, which means she's about as qualified, at least on paper, to fix your car as she is your mind.
But none of that matters, as Vanzant has been touched on the shoulder by the mighty one, Oprah Winfrey, and that's as good as a doctorate, at least in TV terms. Still, even She can change her mind, and when it comes to Vanzant, She did.
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Salvador Dali, the '60s, lone wolves and more inspire the final 4
So, we're getting down to the wire (or the inseam) on "Project Runway," and in this episode, our final four get to head home, invite Tim Gunn over, spend way too much time alone thinking about concepts and French seams and whatever, make really weird choices, then head back to New York. I'm beginning to feel as if every collection we see at this stage, with a few notable fabulous exceptions, takes a left turn at crazy and hits the gas. This week's episode we again see a lot of WTF choices, and it doesn't make me look forward to Fashion Week at all.