Strong female characters are rarely allowed to be nuanced on TV. They don't get to be brilliant, vain or funny. They get to be strong (and maybe sexy, if they're lucky). They kick a--, overcome obstacles and rarely display any signs of feminine vulnerability. Often times, their strength is framed as the result of some "issue," (SVU's Olivia Benson troubled childhood, Sonya Cross' Asperger's on The Bridge), as though the women are only strong because a catalyst forced them to be this way.
But Mindy Lahiri doesn't have issues (well, she has issues, but not in that sense). She's a strong, well-developed comedic antihero on par with Michael Scott. But many Mindy Project viewers didn't warm to Mindy as quickly as they took to the equally offensive Office boss. "I think that [Mindy] is very resilient and very confident and until you see her display kindness or show rapport with other people, it's hard for an audience just to decide they love her," Mindy Kaling tells TVGuide.com, recalling the initial reaction to the character.
Everyone seems to have a theory for why Sleepy Hollow became the breakout hit of the season, but no one seems to give credit to the show's best asset: Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Behari).
Sleepy Hollow is totally insane — Ichabod Crane wakes up in 2013 only to discover that he and a local policewoman are destined to stop the apocalypse — but the show works. And as the viewer's entry point into this world, a lot of this success is dependent on Abbie's ability to make the crazy feel real.
A suspect has been shot and is in custody after opening fire at Los Angeles International Airport and injuring seven people on Friday.
A man pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began shooting inside the airport around 9:20 a.m. PT, Los Angeles Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon said during a press conference on Friday. He proceeded into the security screening area where he continued to fire. The suspect then went passed the checkpoint and "quite a ways" into Terminal 3.
Officers tracked and engaged in gunfire with the individual, who was then shot and wounded. He has since been taken into custody.
Gwyneth Paltrow has it all — except any energy to care what people think of her.
"The older I get, I realize it doesn't matter what people who don't know you think. It doesn't matter. You're wasting your energy," Paltrow tells Britain's Red magazine, according to People.
Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore
After nearly two years, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore's divorce is almost official.
E! News reports that Kutcher filed a court document stating that he has given Moore a "preliminary declaration of disclosure," a required document in divorce detailing each side's income expenses, assets and debts. Once Moore serves Kutcher her disclosure, if both sides are in agreement, the divorce could proceed very quickly.
Heidi Klum is the undisputed queen of Halloween, but this year, she really outdid herself.
With the help of prosthetics and a talented makeup team, the model transformed herself into a fabulous geriatric — spider veins and all.
Mathew Baynton and James Corden
Have you ever wondered what would happen if Jason Bourne or Jack Bauer left their phone in the bathroom and a janitor picked it up?
Probably not, but thankfully James Corden and Mathew Baynton did.
Cara (Peyton List) isn't the only one running from her past. Tuesday's Tomorrow People reveals that John (Luke Mitchell) has more than a few dark secrets of his own — including one that could threaten his place among the Tomorrow People.
While a young John was initially happy with his place at Ultra, this week we'll learn the painful reason he couldn't continue playing good son to Jedikiah (Mark Pellegrino) any longer. "Jedikiah essentially experimented on [John] ... and the side effects of that and the effect that it's had on John's life have been pretty tumultuous," Mitchell tells TVGuide.com.