Catherine Tate, Will Arnett
It's serious business replacing the never-taken-seriously Michael Scott (Steve Carell) on The Office. After the implosion of both the sexist, nepotistic Deangelo Vickers and the power-mad, armed Dwight Schrute, Dunder Mifflin pulled out all the stops to find the right manager on Thursday's season finale. While there are rumors about who may already have the job and who definitely doesn't, nothing's official until the Season 8 premiere in September.
Let's do a follow-up interview with each of the candidates and decide who would make the best successor for the World's Best Boss -- quickly, before Creed wants to set up a lunch with his 4th and 9th-best clients. (Note: Jim Carrey's character didn't make the final list of contenders because, let's face it, this guy is never leaving the Finger Lakes...
Ashley Tisdale may have moved on from her High School Musical days, but wanted to return for Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure to give her famous character a proper send-off.
"The fact that I'm here today is because of the fans of High School Musical and the fans of that character, and I felt like I owed it to them to have a really good ending for her," she tells TVGuide.com.
Sharpay was quite the mean girl in the first two films of the Disney franchise. In the final movie, after getting rejected from Julliard, she decides to remain in New Mexico and help her teacher, Ms. Darbus, run the drama department.
Every season, right after the results show that determines American Idol's finalists, the last two contestants standing toss a coin with their faces pasted on each side. The winner gets to choose whether he or she wants to sing first or second for their last night of competition. According to Idol associate musical director Michael Orland, the order is not only strategically important, it can be decisive to winning the whole enchilada.
Cheers to The Mentalist for its ingenious casting of Red John.
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SPOILER ALERT—STOP READING NOW IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED LAST NIGHT'S EPISODE! Simon Baker's Patrick Jane finally came face-to-face with the madman who slaughtered his family — and the culprit perfectly embodied the phrase "the banality of evil." Casting the always-likable Bradley Whitford (the West Wing vet just starred in a show called The Good Guys, for cripes' sake!) as the chillingly cruel serial killer was a masterstroke. "You expected me to have warts?" Red John, if it was in fact him, taunted the man he's haunted for years. "I'm not a monster."
John Rich, Donald Trump, Marlee Matlin
As country music superstar John Rich and Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin prepare to do battle on the Celebrity Apprentice finale this Sunday, both stress that no matter what the outcome, they both walk away big winners for the work they've put in all season.
No contest. Patrick Jane killing Red John was the shocker event of The Mentalist's season ender Thursday night. But RJ wasn't the only corpse left lying there when the dust settled. In another stunning development, FBI agent Craig O'Laughlin (Eric Winter) was revealed to be Red John's mole and he, too, was shot dead, leaving his fiancée, CBI agent Grace Van Pelt, with some major trust issues. "This is a life-changing, mind-bending experience for Van Pelt," says creator-exec producer Bruno Heller. "She will certainly come back next fall very damaged in some ways, but in other ways she will come out of this stronger and more ferocious." Oh, yeah? Tell that to Amanda Righetti, the flame-haired beauty who plays Van Pelt. TV Guide Magazine spoke with the actress, who doesn't know what to think about her character's crappy luck with men.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
You know you're at the CW Upfront when the flamboyantly dressed woman in front of you turns out not to be a particularly funky ad rep but a gyrating hip-hopping audience plant who's part of LMFAO's opening number. You also begin to realize that you may not exactly be in the mini-web's target demo anymore.
Sarah Palin's oldest son Track, 22, married his high school sweetheart, Britta Hanson, 21, People.com reports. The couple married recently in Hatcher Pass, Alaska, which is about 15 miles north of Wasilla...