There may be no better opportunity for a first-time winner to take home the Masters crown this year. "Many of the past champions aren't in good form, so watch out for the guys that haven't won or performed well at Augusta before," says CBS golf analyst Ian Baker-Finch. Young guns such as Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Ryo Ishikawa and Jason Day "have no fear — they feel they can win," golf's most prestigious tournament Baker-Finch says. "They're not going to be too awed by Augusta National." Neither are the players who are "getting towards the twilight of their careers...
TLC's new series Extreme Couponing (premiering tonight at 9/8c) has no business being as riveting as it is. Like the one-hour special that preceded it in December, the show follows deal-obsessed shoppers as they engage in mental gymnastics and loophole-jumping to maximize their savings at the grocery store...and their stashes at home. It's like Supermarket Sweep with all the hustling playing out in these people's heads...
Smallville's passionate fans aren't the only ones having a hard time saying goodbye to the series, which ends its 10-year run on Friday, May 13. Allison Mack, who plays Chloe Sullivan, Clark Kent's longtime-friend-turned-superhero-computer-whiz, decided she couldn't walk away without one final appearance. A series regular for the show's first nine years, Mack signed on for just five episodes this season and had wrapped up that commitment in February. Now in New York City, where she recently finished a run in the Off Broadway play Apple Cove, Mack talked to TV Guide Magazine about her decision to go back one last time, her fervent fans and the next chapter in her life...
Here's one for the etiquette police, and a first for Dancing With the Stars: Talk show host Wendy Williams — the second star this season to be told that her Dancing days are over — decided to skip the traditional "last dance" with her pro partner, Tony Dovolani. "I want to thank the judges, and I want to thank you also, Tony, for teaching me how to dance," said Williams upon her dismissal....
On a busy Wednesday of new TV, we hear a familiar sound. It's the numbing drum roll of broadcast-network mediocrity, which beats on into the late midseason as Fox offers up a new comedy titled Breaking In (9:30/8:30c). Because heaven forbid something might actually break out this year.
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This isn't a terrible show, because that might make it memorable. Instead, it falls into that category of being fairly clever without really being funny or all that amusing. A caper series with a high geek factor, Breaking In reminds me of those debates from Chuck's early days...
Cheers to NCIS for putting Enrique Murciano back on active duty.
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The charismatic actor, who spent seven seasons on CBS as streetwise FBI agent Danny Taylor on Without a Trace, resurfaced on the network as CIA operative Ray Sanchez — or "CI-Ray," as DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) dubbed him...
Regina Mayer and her jumping cow
This cow doesn't jump over the moon, but she does jump hurdles.
Denied a horse by her parents, German teenager Regina Mayer remained undaunted and trained a cow named Luna to jump.
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"She thinks she's a horse," Mayer, 15, told The Associated Press.
Mayer started training Luna shortly after the cow's birth two years ago, starting with walks in the woods ...