Bryan Greenberg and Lake Bell
Viewers may recognize him from more lighthearted fare like One Tree Hill and October Road, but these days Bryan Greenberg is hustling as a fashion-school dropout on HBO's new series How to Make it in America (Sun, 10/9c). Greenberg, who calls the series "very timely with the economy," talked to TVGuide.com about why he responded to the project and how his musical background affects his roles.
TVGuide.com: How did you get involved in the show?
Bryan Greenberg: I actually knew Ian Edelman, the creator of the show, through basketball and a mutual friend, but I had no idea he was...
Mariska Hargitay's character on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has devoted her life to helping survivors of assault and abuse, and the actress is doing her part in real life as well. Her Joyful Heart Foundation, inspired by Hargitay's experiences on the show, aims to aid and inspire people who have suffered sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. Hargitay talked to TVGuide.com about the charity's pursuit of a $250,000 grant from Pepsi, what's next for her character, Detective Olivia Benson, and the odds of Benson hooking up with her partner, Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni).
TVGuide.com: Tell me about Joyful Heart and why it's a cause you feel so strongly about.
Mariska Hargitay: Joyful Heart is about...
With The Bachelor nearing its finale, the two most recent women to leave the series are expressing their regrets.
After being forced to choose between her job and Jake in the show's hometown date episode, Ali almost immediately...
Chris Harrison, The Bachelor
After a season of shocking exits and surprising choices, The Bachelor is down to its final two women: Vienna, the 23-year-old who butted heads with the rest of the women, and Tenley, the 25-year-old divorced girl-next-door. Although Ali made a plea to win back Jake after she chose to leave the show for her job, Jake made it clear he had moved on. So will Ali become the next star of The Bachelorette and was the fact that Gia was unable to tell Jake she was in love with him the reason for being sent home from St. Lucia? Host Chris Harrison weighs in.
TVGuide.com: Were you shocked that Jake told Ali not to come back?
Chris Harrison: I was. I didn't think he would have it in him to do that. I know that he was falling in love with her and I know it crushed him. I was proud of the fact that he stood up and was like, "No, you made the choice to leave and these other women haven't. I'm also falling for them and I've moved on and you need to do so as well."
As Haley and Quinn must face their mom's impending death, they realize they need to be strong for little Jamie who learns from Lydia that his grandma won't be there this Christmas. Although Haley is having trouble accepting this, Nathan has a heart-to-heart with his mother-in-law and tells her that she was "responsible for raising the woman that changed my entire world." Sigh. As Haley searches for a way to keep her mom healthy by calling on Nathan's team doctor, she comes to terms with the fact that there is no positive prognosis. They decide to embrace the harsh facts, and Jamie, Nate and Quinn decorate the Christmas tree for Lydia so that they can all spend one final Christmas together.
The Bachelor - Jake Pavelka, Ali
Did The Bachelor jump the shark with Ali's abrupt exit stage left?
"I'm going to go right on a limb and say no," host Chris Harrison told TVGuide.com. "But you know, I think the great thing about the show is people are deeply disappointed and upset that she's gone."
Biggest Loser - Melissa Morgan
Melissa Morgan and husband Lance were a duo to watch from the first week on The Biggest Loser: Couples campus. Losing 19 pounds at the first weigh-in, then gaining a pound the following week — coincidentally when she had immunity — Melissa denied her trainers' and fellow contestants' accusations that she was strategically playing the game. When Melissa gained a pound once again in Week 6, she felt the same scale that sent her home also vindicated her.
"I'm just praying that the plus one from last night's episode validates what I said through the entire season, which was I'm not playing the game; I'm really struggling with my weight here," Morgan told TVGuide.com.
The Biggest Losers head to the Olympics training center in Colorado where they promote train with the stellar athletes. This episode also marks the beginning of the contestants competing as individuals.
At the start of their Olympic-style training, the contestants meet Allison Jones, an amazing skier and cycler who was born with just one leg. Each contestants carries the Olympic torch before passing it along to Jones for the final lighting. Next, the contestants head to the cafeteria, where each Olympic sport has its own specific set of foods. I found it interesting when the nutritionists explained why someone training in Judo would eat one thing while a skier would eat another.