Batman Brave and the Bold
NBC may have passed on its Wonder Woman pilot, but the Amazon princess is still heading to TV. The opening segment of this Friday's episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold features DC Comics' top heroine — voiced by Vicki Lewis — as she comes to the rescue of Batman and Steve Trevor (May 27, 6:30/5:30c, Cartoon Network). The endearingly campy appearance, Wonder Woman's first on The Brave and the Bold, includes her trademark invisible jet and the iconic theme song from the 1970s live-action Lynda Carter series. In the main storyline of the episode, "Scorn of the Star Sapphire," the Caped Crusader teams up with Green Lantern, a perfect warm up to next month's feature film starring Ryan Reynolds.
They say nothing gold can stay, but Viserys Targaryen's molten demise is gonna stick in our minds for a long time.
Last night, the gloriously gory Game of Thrones once again proved that we should completely expect major players to perish without warning (for the unspoiled among us who haven't read the books, that is) by dispensing with the whiny white-blonde Beggar King. And not with just some common sword slice or a been-there-done-that beheading. Nope, the incestuous and exiled heir was, well, gold-plated to death.
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Question: I know that last week was packed with season finales, talk of cancellations, and predictions of the successes for next fall, but I hope The Good Wife might get some attention. I'm in no way a TV expert, but the gestalt of the last scene was surprising. From the editing to the acting to the music (so out of place for the show, but somehow appropriate at the same time), those few minutes just felt like what great TV is. In particular, the editing of the elevator ride made me feel as though I was watching a cabler. While on the page the plot was perhaps mundane or even cliché, the execution was impressive. — Erin
Princess Beatrice of York
If Princess Beatrice still had her silk bow hat, she'd now have a feather to put in it. The twisty Philip Treacy headwear that practically upstaged all else during Prince William and Kate Middleton's April royal wedding has sold for some $131,648 in an eBay auction that ended Sunday, The Associated Press reports.
Donald Trump, John Rich
John Rich was named the winner of the fourth season of Celebrity Apprentice, adding another $250,000 to the amount he raised for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The prize money is practically chump change compared to Rich's pre-victory haul: $1,011,900. Runner-up Marlee Matlin failed to nab the title but still raked in $1,050,000 for the Starkey Hearing Foundation. The total raised for charity this season: $3,120,852...
Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles
Welcome to the season finale/Upfront edition of our Week in Review, recapping one of the busiest weeks of any TV year. Every day a different splashy song and dance (in some cases, literally) heralding the new shows that are going to save network TV, while at night the season-ending sweeps frenzy means potentially game-changing moments on show after show. The irony is that Upfront week is also a social week, with parties and other commitments keeping a loyal viewer away from the TV for too many precious hours. Still, I managed to get through much of my playlist, so here goes.
The stunned look on her face said it all: Like so many others, Haley Reinhart had begun to believe that The Big Mo (momentum) was finally going her way and that she was headed for the American Idol finale.