Inside TV+Movies with Daniel Fienberg
RC offers her suggestion on why Abi hated her so much
Jeff Probst snuffs RC's torch on "Survivor: Philippines"
Apologies for the slow posting of this week's "Survivor
: Philippines" exit interview with Roberta Saint-Amour
. She's New York-based and as of Monday morning, she still didn't have power after Hurricane Sandy, so I'm grateful she was able to make the time.
And you can be forgiven if you don't have a clue who "Roberta Saint-Amour" is. Just as Dawson turned out to be "Sarah Dawson," Roberta Saint-Amour is the not-so-secret identity for the "Survivor" contestant we've come to know as RC
in recent weeks.
RC became the first member of the undefeated Tandang tribe to be sent home when, on last Wednesday's episode, Jeff Kent decided it was more important to try to vote Jonathan Penner out of the game than to sick with the alliance that took him to the Merge.
Yeah. We still don't get it either.
It was fitting that Jeff Kent's voting decision doomed RC, since he was driven by anti-returning player rage, while RC had been left with only a returning player, Mike Skupin, as an ally after Pete conspired to dupe Abi into turning Tandang against her in the early days.
Yeah. We still don't get that either.
In her exit interview, RC discusses her relationship with Abi, Pete's pro-chaos strategy and why she wasn't worried about aligning with a returning player.
Click through for the full interview...
Oscar-winning Dame discusses reuniting with Sam Mendes
NEW YORK CITY - For yours, Dame Judi Dench
has been a piece of ornate detailing on the sports car that is the James Bond franchise.
In her first six stints as 007's boss M, Dench typically appeared exactly enough to remind you that the series was employing one of the world's great actors, but rarely enough to entirely justify the participation of the Oscar-winning icon. She's been decoration with Shakespearean training.
That's not the case in "Skyfall."
In the newest James Bond adventure, Dench's M is front-and-center, particularly in the film's second half, which almost becomes a Bond & M buddy caper. Because M has ties with Javier Bardem's Silva, "Skyfall" offers perhaps our first real examination of the powerful woman's past and lets her be part of the action in the present.
A couple weeks ago, I sat down with Dench in New York City to discuss her enhanced "Skyfall" profile, as well as the opportunity to reunite with Sam Mendes. The Dame also offers a tantalizing tease on her favorite part of playing this version of M.
The teams get competitively pampered in Istanbul
Trey and Lexi of "The Amazing Race"
"Amazing Race" Pro-Tip: If flying a long distance to a foreign country, whenever possible attempt to find out the traffic patterns in your destination city. It's not hard. On an airplane, walk up and down the aisles saying, "Is anybody here from Istanbul? What's morning congestion like?"
That's about all there is to say about Sunday (November 4) night's episode of "The Amazing Race
Once we get that out of the way, I'm only going to get into pointless moralizing tips like, "Yo. Don't steal."
Why should either of these tips be necessary?
Dunno. But we'll discuss after the break...
Did he enjoy playing a more even-keel Edward Cullen?
For Sunday, it's on to Robert Pattinson
, who appears for the fifth and final time as Edward Cullen. After four films of worrying about Bella's mortality and her future, this is a more easy-going Edward in the fifth movie. Yes, he's still got some pretty dramatic concerns in the form of the arrival of the fearsome Volturri, but he also gets to be a content husband and a playful father, a transition Pattinson talks about her.
I tried to phrase the obligatory "nostalgia" question in a slightly different way from the way other reporters might have been doing. I'm not sure if I succeeded and, with a very brief interview window, I probably dwelled on it a bit too much. Apologies!
And, finally, Pattinson discusses the future and the projects he's done between "Twilight" movies and the films he hopes to do going forward.
Check out the full interview above, don't forget to watch the Kristen Stewart interview and look back the week of November 16 for five more interviews with folks like director Bill Condon, hilarious co-star Michael Sheen and, of course, Taylor Lautner.
K-Stew also talks Vampire Bella and working with Mackenzie Foy
On Friday (November 2) afternoon in Beverly Hills, I sat down with seven of the stars of "The Twilight
Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," as well as director Bill Condon, to discuss the final installment of the blockbuster vampire franchise.
The interviews will be posted over the next two weeks leading up to the November 16 premiere, kicking off with Kristen Stewart
, whose Bella has finally become the series' newest bloodsucker.
In the conversation, Stewart discusses her joy at getting to whale on co-star Taylor Lautner, the development of the initially animalistic Vampire Bella and her relationship with young Mackenzie Foy, one of the new cast's new additions playing Renesmee.
As an actress who got started in the business at a very early age, I found Stewart's response to Foy particularly interesting.
Check back tomorrow for my interview with Robert Pattinson and then chats with Lautner, Condon, Michael Sheen, Nikki Reed & Elizabeth Reaser and Jackson Rathbone & Kellan Lutz.
And check out the full interview above.
The judges execute four unworthy acts. Or at least eliminate them.
Emblem 3 of "The X Factor"
Settle in, folks!
It's time for two hours of "The X Factor," in which the judges will stall and twiddle their fingers for many, many minutes before getting around to eliminating one act per category.
Click through for all of the live-blogging excitement [because live-blogging a full day of "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" press conferences obviously wasn't enough fast-typing from me for one day].
What was it like playing Bella Swan for the last time? HitFix live-blogs
HitFix live-blogs the junket press conference with Edward Cullen himself
The big screen's Jacob talks imprinting and more
Taylor Lautner of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"
BEVERLY HILLS - Our day of "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" press conferences has already included Bill Condon, Michael Sheen (no live-blog, because I'm a man, not a machine), Melissa Rosenberg, Stephenie Meyer and Wyck Godfrey and The Cullens (also not live-blogged because, again, I'm only one man).
Up next on the dais...
Producer Wyck Godfrey is also on this panel
"Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer
BEVERLY HILLS - Our day of "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" press conferences has already included Bill Condon, Michael Sheen (no live-blog, because I'm a man, not a machine)
Up next on the dais...