NeNe Leakes, Star Jones
NeNe Leakes appeared on Monday's episode of Today to face questions about her Celebrity Apprentice departure from a firing squad of Ann Curry, Al Roker and Natalie Morales. NeNe seemed to place most of the blame on fellow contestant Star Jones and how she is, say it with me if you've watched the past three episodes, very manipulative...
President Barack Obama
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15. You Can't Handle the Truth Award: After Dustin's past in the gay porn industry is revealed on The Real World, his girlfriend reacts in a completely predictable and healthy way: by shoving her tongue down the throat of her female roommate, Nany, in front of everyone. Either this is her weird ...
As he makes a splashy and controversial start to explore running for president, Donald Trump has been compared to P.T. Barnum. But is the showman really ready to trade in the boardroom on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice — in his words, "a ratings and demographic phenomenon" — for the Oval Office?
We'll find out this month, Trump tells TV Guide Magazine...
13. Kiss and Don't Tell Award: After American Idol woman scorned Pia Toscano sings her anthem "I'll Stand By You" on Dancing with the Stars (her all-but-confirmed beau Mark Ballas' show), Tom Bergeron gets right to ...
Diane Lane, Tim Robbins
The most illuminating part of HBO's original movie Cinema Verite (airing Saturday at 9/8c) comes at its very end. We get to see a clip of the real Loud family, whose participation on the first modern reality show, 1973's An American Family, is central to the film. Verite transitions from the fictional portrayal of the Louds to footage from their actual appearance on The Dick Cavett Show, which was part of their self-orchestrated, damage-control tour following the mass criticism they received from viewers as a result of the show. During the segment, they voice their disdain for having their lives edited and their personalities categorized to suit plotlines. In response, Cavett snorts, "Anybody who's in show business would have to call you naïve to think that you could think that you could appear on television and not have it selected, edited..."
If anyone had a right to complain about editing, surely it was this family of guinea pigs. What's amazing about this is that some 38 years later, we're still having this conversation as a culture...
It's hard to believe, but Watch What Happens: Live is turning 100! The Bravo late-night series — which was recently renewed for a fifth season — will celebrate 100 episodes of mazels, martinis and musical performances Thursday. Thanks to spirited creator and host Andy Cohen, this isn't your average late-night talk show: The guests are loud, the questions are saucy and the bar is always open. In celebration, we look back at...
The Celebrity Apprentice
Country star John Rich, rapper Lil Jon and actor Gary Busey gather outside a Manhattan pizza joint with a giant inflatable guitar and a handful of fliers. Dressed as a cross between a deranged carnival worker and late-night televangelist, Busey — the natural barker of the bunch — assumes the identity of the "Pepperoni Profit" [sic], screaming at unsuspecting tourists to "stop the bus, turn off the key and get your butts in here!" The ones who oblige him score a slice — and a front-row seat to the spectacle of this season's first Celebrity Apprentice challenge, debuting tonight with a two-hour premiere.
Our top moments of the week:
11. Best Party: It may be her first house party, but Rachel Berry impresses her fellow glee clubbers — and, most importantly, "Blaine Warbler." In a drunken bid to prove to Finn she's not a "needy girl drunk," Rachel kisses the same-sex-oriented Blaine during a game of Spin the Bottle. And this being Glee, the two express their affection with a charged-up duet cover of Human League's "Don't You Want Me."
10. Music to Our Ears Award: While packing up to return the karaoke machine he got for tone-deaf Gloria on Modern Family, Jay decides to give the ol' thing a...
The Real Housewives of Atlanta
In the second part of The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion, Phaedra was grilled about the date of her baby's conception and love of strippers, Kandi broke down twice, Kim admitted she owed Kandi money, NeNe admitted to nothing and Sheree, at long last, brought the words "She by Sheree" back to the show.
Here's your breakdown:
Real Housewives of Atlanta
In part one of The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion, the ladies opened up about everything from prenups and liposuction (Cynthia Bailey and Kandi Burruss have both had it) to past relationship drama and race relations. Despite their candor, when the dust settled there were still many burning questions left about NeNe Leakes' husband, Kim Zolciak's assistant and whether NeNe and Phaedra Parks really knew each other before the show.
Here are the five we're still thinking about.