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Jersey Shore: Do We Love Them or Hate Them?

Jersey Shore

When it comes to the Jersey Shore gang, it's tough to distinguish between right and wrong, who we like and who we don't. Check out our breakdown of each cast member and what we thought about them — well, at least this week.

Snooki, The Brand: Jersey Shore star strikes licensing deal  

DEENA
For her: We give her a lot of credit for keeping an open mind and trying to play nice with Sammi. And she lived up to her self-assigned moniker "blast in glass" when she gives the Situation a free show of her lady parts when she "accidentally" pulls down her bikini bottom. Whoops!
Against her: Granted, she was beyond trashed, but she was still a bit mouthy for a newbie. But Deena's worst offense of the night was offering to share her vibrator with J-Woww and Snooki. Really?
Verdict: Love her

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For her: She's still an oasis of relative calm (when she's not brawling), no matter how drunk her housemates get. She's made some progress in ... read more

Top Moments: Mother Loses a Father, Castle Gets a Meta Heat Wave

How I Met Your Mother

Our top moments of the week:

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Cutest Acceptance Speech: When Neil Patrick Harris picks up his best comedy actor trophy at the People's Choice Awards, he is forced to switch languages from English to baby talk ("ug-ha, baga-badga," to be exact), in order to thank his new twins. (Note to other celebrity parents: Only Harris has the skills to make baby talk seem charming.)

11. Most Progress: Orson tries his best to win back Bree on Desperate Housewives by denigrating her surprising relationship with Keith. Just when fans think her ex-husband has won... read more

Oprah Says She's Tired, Loves Commercials — And Eight Other Surprises

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey's been all over the place promoting her new network, OWN. Over the past few weeks, she's granted many, many interviews, ranging from a sit-down with Barbara Walters to posing for the cover of Parade. To little surprise, millions tuned in to the channel's Jan. 1 debut.  

Oprah Winfrey to be the first guest on Piers Morgan Tonight

Still, running a network is a big new business for The Queen of Daytime — and she's got more hawking to do! But is there anything left we don't know about Oprah? During the Television Critics Association winter preview on Thursday, Lady O descended a room of TV reporters, and here are 10 things we learned, in no particular order: read more

Exclusive: Tonya Lee Williams Heads to The Bold and the Beautiful

Tonya Lee Williams

Fan fave Tonya Lee Williams is taking her much-missed The Young and the Restless character Olivia Winters over to The Bold and the Beautiful for a two-episode stint February 1-2. "I've only been waiting for this for 20 years!" says Williams. "So many of ... read more

Top Chef's Casey: My Dish Wasn't Inedible

Casey Thompson, Top Chef

Top Chef has had some chaotic elimination challenges, but this week's jumbled dim sum service resulted in a whole lot of angry — and hungry — patrons reduced to stealing food off the carts. During the madness, front-of-the-house volunteer Casey Thompson was forced to leave her dish in her fellow cheftestants' hands, and the judges' described the final product as "inedible."

Find out what the Texas native says about what went wrong during the disastrous service, why she went on a limb and opted to use chicken feet, and if she blames her colleagues for what went wrong with her dish. Plus: Why was she convinced Jamie was going home over her?

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Ricky Gervais: An Idiot Abroad’s Karl Pilkington is "My Gift to The World"

Ricky Gervais

How did Ricky Gervais' next show, An Idiot Abroad, wind up on The Science Channel? Thank Karl Pilkington.

Fans of Gervais and Stephen Merchant's popular podcast (and subsequent HBO series) already know Pilkington is the pair's friend and longtime punching bag. In An Idiot Abroad — billed by the network as "the most elaborate practical joke-turned-social experiment in television history" — Gervais and Merchant send him to see the Seven Wonders of the world.

VIDEO: First look at Ricky Gervais' new series

Gervais explained why Pilkington has the makings of a Science Channel star. "Karl sees things very differently from the rest of us," he said via satellite Thursday during the Television Critics Association's winter previews. "He does investigate, he does do what science does and... read more

PHOTO: Lauren Conrad Debuts New Dark 'Do

Lauren Conrad

Say goodbye to Lauren Conrad's golden locks.

The Hills star, 24, showed off her new brunette hair color Wednesday during a CoverGirl event in Hollywood.

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"It was just time to go for it," Kristin Ess, Conrad's stylist, told Us about the "Brazilian brown" shade. "We've done ... read more

Two Practice Alums Book Guest Spots on David E. Kelley’s New Series

Camryn Manheim and Steve Harris, The Practice

Former Practice stars Camryn Manheim and Steve Harris will reunite with series creator David E. Kelley, TVLine reports.

Manheim and Harris both will guest-star on Kelley's latest legal series, Harry's Law. It stars Kathy Bates as a recently fired attorney who... read more

People's Choice, Live to Dance Ratings Tumble

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner

The 37th People's Choice Awards were not the people's first choice on TV.

The populist awards show, airing 9-11 p.m. on CBS, averaged less than 10 million, down 21 percent from last year.

Check out red carpet arrivals from the 2011 People's Choice Awards

The Middle took ... read more

Bill O’Reilly to Interview President Obama Before Super Bowl XLV

Bill O'Reilly, Barack Obama

No matter which teams make it to the big game, there's at least one good match scheduled to take place on Super Bowl Sunday.

Bill O'Reilly will interview President Barack Obama in a special set to air before the NFL championship, Deadline reports.

Black Eyed Peas to perform during Super Bowl halftime show

The Fox News Channel host will interview Obama for... read more

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