USA will air the second half of Royal Pains' Season 2 beginning January 20, so fans don't have to wait until summer to hit the Hamptons again with HankMed. TV Guide Magazine went in search of scoop at The Paley Center for Media's screening and panel discussion, held November 8 in Los Angeles.
The first January episode takes place at a three-day charity golf tournament benefiting the hospital. Jill is on a team with a boozy couple (the woman is played by Amy Sedaris) and a once-promising pro hindered by a degenerative muscular disorder in his hand (Tom Cavanagh). While Hank tries to fix him, he practices his game on Jill. "In the first episode back, one of our own actually gets sick and Hank has to work his diagnostic magic," Reshma Shetty (Divya) teases. The medication leads to a few loopy hospital bed confessions and makes Hank rethink a past love-life decision...
More than 50 stars gathered for the multi-network Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon on September 10. While most of their focus was on fund-raising, TV Guide Magazine got them to divulge some TV scoop.
- Eva La Rue, who works with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition because the women in her family have a predisposition for the disease, could barely contain her poker face when she told TV Guide Magazine exclusively about a rumor going around the CSI: Miami set. "We've got some really great cases and great storylines, but one of the best rumors I've heard is that Lady Gaga wants to do the show. How cool would that be? We all have a line of family members that would want to be trotted to set that day if that was the case." A big fan of the singer, LaRue would love the rumor to be true, although she hopes it wouldn't involve Gaga-esque costumes. "I don't think we'd be very effective at a crime scene in latex or a bubble dress. Could you imagine Horatio in a leotard?" No, but the gun bra might come in handy.
True Blood's Sam Trammell took a cue from his character Sam Merlotte's recent antics when he joined stars like Renee Zellweger, Mark Harmon, Sofia Vergara, Adam Sandler and Sally Field at the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon Friday in Los Angeles.
When critiquing American Idol's weekly performances, one judge's "pitchy" is often another's "perfection." So TV Guide asked three singing experts for their opinions. Renee Grant-Williams has worked with Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Christina Aguilera. Roger Love's clients include Eminem, Mandy Moore and Matchbox Twenty. Brett Manning has tuned up Keith Urban, Take 6 and such Broadway hits as Aida and Les Misérables. Here, they tick off which finalists hit the right notes and which deserve the least votes.
Roger Love: "Though not original, her lovely sound nicely fits the pop-country genre, and this sweet face could be the next Faith Hill. But I'd suggest dance classes. Her stance is awkward and her overall vibe unsexy."
Brett Manning: "She may only be generically good by