It's hard not to want to believe in talents like Alfonso Cuaron (of the amazing Gravity) and J.J. Abrams (no TV explanation necessary). These two very busy visionaries lend their names, and Cuaron his directing chops (in the pilot episode, anyway), for NBC's otherwise painfully derivative Believe (Monday, 10/9c), which plays like one of those middling Stephen King melodramas about supernaturally gifted children on the run for their lives.
Cuaron elevates the stock clichés with visual motifs of a butterfly providing mystical guidance and a dizzying flock of pigeons (my idea of a living nightmare) subduing a Big Bad Female Assassin in a loft. It's a handsome looking pilot, even at its most predictably familiar. And as Bo, the spunky little girl whose psychic and paranormal gifts seem to have no end — or, maddeningly, definition — Johnny Sequoyah is agreeable company, never too cute even when the script calls for Bo to be cloyingly precious. Because believe it or not, Believe feels it necessary to squelch the chase-thriller elements with schmaltzy subplots reminiscent of Fox's short-lived Touch. Bo knows goodness, and in between close calls as she eludes her well-funded potential kidnappers, she somehow finds time to inspire a young doctor to get past his crisis of confidence.
Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested on Wednesday on a misdemeanor traffic violation and outstanding warrant, according to CNN.
Miley Cyrus won't comment on her relationship with Liam Hemsworth, but she will talk openly about her stance on marijuana.
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In the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone, the 20-year-old admits she thinks alcohol is worse than weed, according US Weekly. "I think alcohol is way more dangerous than marijuana — people can be mad at me for saying that, but I don't care," she says. "I've seen a lot of people spiral down with alcohol, but I've never seen that happen with weed."
One Life to Live is getting crazy, folks.
The revamped version of One Life to Live made its online debut this week, so what exactly went down in Llanview? (Short answer: A lot!) Let's recap: