And then there were four. For the first time this season, a female finalist was eliminated on American Idol Thursday night. Who was it?
Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen
Could it be that NBC has produced a keeper in the deliciously creepy Hannibal? We shouldn't break out the proverbial Chianti just yet; the early returns have been modest, to put it mildly, but in this tough-for-NBC time period (Thursday, 10/9c) that the network once owned, it's looking better than it has lately (with an insta-dud like Do No Harm or the below-the-radar Rock Center). And the media buzz, while understandably mixed, is stronger than for most of the networks' midseason yawns. With repeats on the other networks this week, and featuring one of the show's most relentlessly unnerving chapters to date, this is as good a time as any to sample Hannibal's unsavory wares.
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12. Always the Bridesmaid Award: Contrary to its theme song, Celebrity Apprentice is not all about "money, money, money." Although Clay Aiken outdraws Arsenio Hall, $301,500 to $167,100, in the final fundraising challenge and arguably has the more entertaining variety show, Donald Trump somewhat surprisingly hires Hall, preferring his PSA ad instead. "You're both amazing people," Trump says. "There is no loser tonight." Except for, of course, Aiken, who notches another...
[SPOILER ALERT: The following story reveals the winner of Celebrity Apprentice. Read at your own risk.]
Watching celebrities be forced to do "normal people" things like selling hot dogs, or working as hotel employees is inherently funny. But when you throw in a few hilarious comedians and B-listers that have inflated perceptions of their own notoriety — as they have on this season's Celebrity Apprentice — it almost guarantees viewers will be laughing the whole way through.
Donald Trump — who apparently is not running for president — says he initially struggled to persuade household names to sign up for Celebrity Apprentice when the series premiered in 2008. Not anymore (or so says the Donald).
Kathy Griffin, Lance Bass
Kathy Griffin will guest-star on Drop Dead Diva, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
The comedienne — who will host TV Guide Network's royal wedding coverage — will play...
Dora the Explorer
School is nearly out and soon the kiddios will be home for summer vacation, a time to have fun and chill at the pool, beach, park, library and, our favorite spot, in front of the TV. Here are our picks for the hottest shows of the season.
Clay Aiken, Adam Lambert
p>Clay Aiken is apologizing for critical comments he made about American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert.
In an entry dated May 21 on his blog, Aiken said that Lambert is "contrived, awful, and slightly frightening," and that one of his performances made his "ears bleed."
The next day, Aiken — a former Idol runner-up himself — clarified his statements: "I hope no one actually believed that..."
It's time for the commercial challenge on Top Model! This cycle, Tyra is pulling out all the stops by bringing her best bud and American Idol alum Clay Aiken to teach the girls a thing or two about acting. After shooting a cosmetics commercial, Aiken serves as guest judge to decide which model will get sent home.