Harriet Sansom Harris
To help explain how the villainous Paul Young is a free man and back living on Wisteria Lane after being sent away for murder, ABC's Desperate Housewives has called upon Frasier alum Harriet Sansom Harris to appear again on screen as wicked Felicia Tilman. "We are definitely going to show Harriet on the show," a source confirms to me exclusively. "We will be using her to clarify how Paul got out of jail."...
Chandra Wilson, LL Cool J, Jayma Mays
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Will Bailey's boyfriend Ben be back next season on Grey's Anatomy? — Sheena
ADAM: Jason George's role on Off the Map, Shonda Rhimes' midseason show, doesn't necessarily mean the end of Bailey's romance, according to Chandra Wilson. Whatever happens, she says the relationship is important for Bailey's growth. "How many of us go through long-term relationships that end and then you have to sit there and figure out what to do now?" Wilson says. "That's her journey. ... It was about that discovery and how it will change her personality."
Any scoop on the new season of Glee? — Amy
MICKEY: Jayma Mays tells us how she heard that John Stamos had been cast to play a dentist/Emma's love interest. "I got a text message from a friend and all it said was:
Acrophobes, beware! The new vertigo-inducing quiz show Downfall challenges players to answer questions before their potential prizes — and possibly even themselves — are sent crashing over the edge of an L.A. high-rise on a massive conveyor belt. Host Chris Jericho tells us about the high points of tonight's season premiere, airing at 9/8c on ABC...
Ali Fedotowsky, Justin Rego
Ali and the seven remaining bachelors continue their global adventures with a trip to Istanbul on this week's episode of The Bachelorette. However, the trip takes a dark turn when Ali, who has repeatedly turned a deaf ear to the other guys' warnings about Justin, finds out something out about the "Rated R" wrestler she can't ignore...
Calista Flockhart finally became Mrs. Harrison Ford on June 15 after eight years of dating. Less fortunate: her Brothers & Sisters character, Kitty Walker, who was widowed when Robert (Rob Lowe) died in the season finale. Calista tells me she has high hopes that the show will be still be "funny and poignant." Though saddened to lose Rob, Calista says, "I don't think Kitty will be single for that long. She'll have lots of guys — at least I hope...
KEVORKIAN (Monday, 9/8c, HBO)
If you still think you don't know Jack after Al Pacino's turn as "Dr. Death" in HBO's You Don't Know Jack movie, this new documentary on Dr. Jack Kevorkian presents a very intimate portrait of the notorious assisted-suicide specialist. In addition to a lengthy Kevorkian interview, the filmmakers interview friends, family, lawyers and journalists to help interpret his passionate feelings about life and death...
So You Think You Can Dance
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Question: A couple of summers ago, I gave So You Think You Can Dance a shot, based partially on your glowing praise for it. It quickly became one of my all-time favorite reality competition shows, and after Mad Men, the show I look forward to most every summer. Unfortunately, the last two seasons have been underwhelming, so I supported the show's decision to make some radical changes this season...
So let's see...
Multi-racial group of charming newbies? Check.
A setting rife with life-and-death drama? Check.
A wise-ass with a deep soul and floppy hair? Check.
Thoughtful voice-over narration by willowy lead with a family history? Check.
Color in the title? Check.
Charm, likeability or original thought? Child, please.
Seriously, shoot me now. Because after last night's debut of this Grey's Anatomy wannabe...
Newly single Jake Pavelka is getting back to his Bachelor roots with an appearance on the upcoming spinoff Bachelor Pad, a series rep says.
"I can't explain everything. It just happened, but Jake Pavelka will definitely play his part...