Entourage's season finale featured almost as much star wattage as the MTV VMAs, airing at the same time as Sunday's episode. Eminem, Minka Kelly, Ryan Howard, Drew Brees, Mark Cuban and Christina Aguilera all stopped in to help set up the series for its final season.
Eminem thrives at VMAs ... then leaves
But as Jump the Shark fans well know, guest stars can be a sign of strength or weakness.
Jeers to Entourage for saddling Sasha Grey with a part beyond her acting capabilities: playing herself.
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When it was first reported that HBO's showbiz satire was stunt-casting the porn-star of Sasha Grey's Anatomy as Vincent Chase's new, um, love interest, we assumed it would be a quickie — one or two episodes and out...
The Jersey Shore, The Bachelorette
If there's one thing that TV gets right, it's the realistic depiction of romance — right? This week was like looking in a mirror. Vinny Chase began a not-so-chaste flirtation with a porn star on Entourage. Sookie protected her True Blood lover by staking his vampire maker. Mad Men's Don Draper treated his secretary like a whore. And, as the ballad of Angelina and Pauly D sounded its final mournful note, two sprightly young things named Ali and Roberto swept in to renew our faith in true love. Just like real life, but with better art direction! Welcome to Top Moments: Romantics and Cynics Edition.
Adrien Grenier and Sasha Grey
Adult film actress Sasha Grey makes her TV-series debut on the August 1 episode of HBO's Entourage, playing an even wilder version of herself as Vince's new long-term squeeze.
Naturally, Vince will have to defend his girl when his friends take some cheap shots. Though this is Sasha's first foray into legit TV, she has previously starred in several X-rated spoofs of TV classics...
The '61 Lincoln convertible has pulled up to the curb once more and Vincent Chase's crew is climbing out for a seventh season of Entourage (Sunday, June 27, 10:30/9:30c, HBO), but the bonds between the party-hardy boys and the women who love them will grow — and, in one case, be tested.