Rebecca Romijn and Jon Tenney
In the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in midtown Manhattan, Rebecca Romijn is waiting for her costar, Jon Tenney, to arrive. She places a playfully brusque reminder call to his cell, then declares with a good-natured sigh, "He's probably upstairs blowing out his hair." And there you have it: The secret sauce in King & Maxwell, this summer's new procedural about two Washington, D.C.-based former Secret Service agents-turned-private eyes. The case of the week is secondary only to the playful rapport between the two leads. We sat down with the pair to investigate their spark.
Hell hath no fury like a biker chick scorned. On Season 5 of FX's hit Shakespearean motorcycle drama Sons of Anarchy — skidding to its high-octane finale tonight — that betrayal has been brought to vivid life by Katey Sagal as SAMCRO matriarch Gemma. We made tracks to Kim's Video & Music in NYC to catch up with Sagal.
TV Guide Magazine: It's appropriate we're meeting at a record store today, since you started out in show business as a singer...
Sagal: I had...
Jason Ritter knows how to make the most of an opportunity. When the 32-year-old actor was invited to guest star on the first season of the NBC dramedy Parenthood, he was only supposed to appear in a three-episode arc as sexy, mild-mannered high school teacher Mark Cyr. Cut to Season 4: Ritter has an Emmy nomination under his belt, his character is engaged to fortysomething single mom Sarah (Lauren Graham) — age difference be damned — and he's even managed to wangle his way into the official family portrait. But all that could be at risk, thanks to the recent arrival of Sarah's new boss, Hank, played with crotchety magnetism by Ray Romano. Ritter opens up about his status as an almost-Braverman, life lessons from his late dad, John, and what's really beneath the nice-guy façade...
Sharon Osbourne and Julie Chen
On paper, Julie Chen and Sharon Osbourne — the queen bees of CBS' girly gabfest The Talk — couldn't be more different. Chen, a pedigreed journalist, spent years rising up the ranks at The Early Show and hosting Big Brother. Osbourne, meanwhile, has passed the last decade-plus morphing from music manager to reality-TV pioneer and variety-show judge. (Heck, even their husbands are practically from different planets: Chen is married to Leslie Moonves, the power-suited president and CEO of CBS; Osbourne has a 30-year union with rock icon Ozzy.) And yet...
On the September 10 finale of ABC's Bachelor Pad, Tony Pieper surprised his new girlfriend (and fellow castoff contestant) Blakeley Jones by getting down on one knee and popping the question.
Even more unexpected than the romantic gesture?
One of the occupational hazards of being Cat Deeley: You tend to get hugged by strangers. And it's no wonder people feel such a kinship with her — on Fox's reality competition So You Think You Can Dance, now in its ninth season, viewers have grown accustomed to watching her nimbly switch gears between effortless host and supportive big sister, offering words of encouragement in her soothing Brummie accent to trembling, Spandex-clad hoofers.
In the fantastical world of Bon Temps, danger is pretty much always afoot. And on this week's Season 5 finale of True Blood, things get especially hairy. Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) and Co. struggle to save Bill's humanity while shapeshifter — and mostly all-around good guy — Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) infiltrates the Vampire Authority headquarters to rescue his lady love's daughter from the hands of corrupt bloodsuckers. But here on the beach in Santa Monica, the action is considerably more mellow. As Trammell, 43, gears up for a morning of catching waves, he talks surfing, semiotics and why there's no one left in Louisiana without a...
Ray Romano and Lauren Graham
Everybody loves Raymond...especially Parenthood exec producer Jason Katims, who created the role of Hank, a photographer, for Ray Romano. Hank is "a man of few words who can...
A Day Out With Sasha Alexander
Sasha Alexander is nothing if not brave. After all, this is the same actress — currently starring as medical examiner Maura Isles on Season 3 of TNT's smash procedural Rizzoli & Isles — who walked away from a lead role on NCIS after only two seasons. She married the son of legendary Italian sex symbol Sophia Loren, a gig not for the faint of heart. And today, Alexander, 39, is swinging upside down from a trapeze suspended far above the Santa Monica Pier — her suggestion — despite admitting that she's spooked by heights. We set out to investigate what fuels her fearlessness.
America's Got Talent
It's Day 2 of the America's Got Talent auditions in St. Petersburg, Florida — the fifth stop along the way on this year's quest for an act worthy of the $1 million prize and Vegas marquee. Despite the suffocating humidity, long hours and some less-than-stellar performances, the judges — Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel and newcomer Howard Stern — are looking no worse for the wear. "This is the most fun job in the world!" says the self-proclaimed King of All Media, who's improbably expanding his empire this season to include one of TV's family-friendliest shows. The trio talked to TV Guide Magazine about what's in store when viewers tune in — and whether their G rating is in jeopardy.