Ingela Ratledge


Is It Just Me: Has the Bachelor Already Found His Bride?

The Bachelor

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.

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Is It Just Me: The Good Wife's Phony Lingo

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 ... read more

Is It Just Me: Off the Map's Medical Mystery

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 ... read more

Is It Just Me: A Bachelor Surprise?

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 ...
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When Will Camille Grammer Decide if She's Leaving Real Housewives?

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... read more

Is It Just Me: TV Phone Etiquette

Jon Hamm

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 ... read more

Is It Just Me: License Plate Lookalikes

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 ...
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Is It Just Me: Are Glee's Outfits Affordable?

Chris Colfer

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 ...
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What Not to Wear This Christmas

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. ...

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Is It Just Me: A Top Chef Medical Mystery

Jamie Lauren

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... read more

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