Is Emily a lock to win The Bachelor?
It's only a month into the new season of ABC's dating competition, and already there seems to be a clear frontrunner for Brad Womack's heart. Emily Maynard, the blonde Southern belle who lost her previous fiancé to a plane crash and found out days later that she was carrying their child, has been getting the lion's share of attention from Brad — and ruffling the other women's feathers in the process.
The Good Wife
Why is "phone" used as a verb on The Good Wife?
CBS' taut legal drama The Good Wife, starring Julianna Margulies, takes place in modern-day Chicago... But you'd never know it to hear the characters talk. (Sample dialogue: "Let me know when he phones!") We counted several occurrences of this phrase during a recent scene, with folks of every age and creed hilariously bandying about variations on the awkward verbiage. Whatever happened to the word ...
Caroline Dhavernas, Michael McKean
Can coconut water actually be used for medicinal purposes?
On the January 12 premiere of ABC's new docs-in-the-wild drama Off the Map, supply-strapped M.D.s Ben (Martin Henderson) and Lily (Caroline Dhavernas) pluck coconuts from a tree in the jungles of South America and administer the water intravenously to an ailing patient. Possible?
"Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction!" says Dr. Glenn P. Kelley, a cardiologist in Metairie, Louisiana, who confirms that ...
Jackie, Brad Womack
Did the women not seem surprised that Brad Womack is the Bachelor?
Learning that Brad Womack — the Bachelor who's on Round 2 of the ABC dating competition — was this season's main man should've been a jaw-dropper for his harem. And yet when the ladies stepped out of the limos to meet him during the January 3 premiere, one after another seemed armed with a pithy remark. First contestant Chantal O'Brien even slapped the guy — which leads us to believe that either she had a heads-up about who she was about to encounter, or else ...
Camille Grammer, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Rumors are swirling that controversial Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer — who just scored a reported $50 million divorce settlement from Kelsey Grammer — will call it quits at the end of the series' freshman season. According to her rep, Howard Bragman, the former MTV dancer hasn't hung up her stilettos just yet.
"Camille hasn't made a decision and won't until after the reunion show [airing in late January]," he tells TV Guide Magazine...
There's a total lack of telephone etiquette on screen. Nobody ever says "goodbye" when the conversation is over — they just hang up. Why? — Scott Kenward, Miami
So why do TV characters sign off without so much as a sayonara? According to Pen Densham, a Hollywood-based screenwriter (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) and author of the new script manual Riding the Alligator, proper farewells during scenes often end up ...
Yvonne Strahovski and Zach Levy
Are the license plates that I see on Chuck the same ones I've seen way back on The Rockford Files and Columbo? Is this the equivalent of those 555 phone numbers? — Gary Land, via e-mail
Bingo! Odds are, you probably have spotted the same license plate on multiple shows, confirms Chuck prop master Scott Bauer.
"The California DMV allows productions to use certain sequences that have not been issued to the public," he says. "The PCE is used as a passenger license plate and ...
Can Glee's Kurt really afford all those fashionable outfits? I thought he came from a struggling middle-class family. — Dottie Alasky, Fairmont, W. Va.
No question about it — the kid's a clotheshorse. On a recent episode of Glee, openly gay teen Kurt (Chris Colfer) was shown rocking a $435 shirt and a $260 silk scarf by designer Alexander McQueen — not exactly the kind of duds that are common for a mechanic's kid from Lima, Ohio.
How does he pull it off? NYC stylist Joseph ...
Stacy London and Clinton Kelly
TGIT! For the first time since its 2003 debut, makeover series What Not to Wear leaves Friday to take up residence on Tuesday evenings. (9/8c, TLC. Tonight's target: a law student who could double as a pole dancer.) In honor of the big move, hosts Stacy London and Clinton Kelly share some holiday fashion do's and don'ts to keep you off their naughty list. ...
Did Top Chef All-Stars' Jamie wimp out over her injury?
On the December 8 episode of Top Chef, Jamie Lauren sliced open her finger while cooking during a challenge — not an uncommon occurrence around these parts — and temporarily left the competition to get the injury stitched up. Seems reasonable, no?
Cut to the disapproving grumbling from her comrades...