Claire and Brook
Home-shopping hosts Brook Roberts, 27, and Claire Champlin, 30, may have missed out on becoming The Amazing Race's first all-female champs — but don't think they're disappointed. "We're proud we helped make history. We're so happy for [Nat and Kat] because from Day One, we talked to them and said, 'We're going to be on that podium, so let's help each other out,'" Claire tells TVGuide.com. "To be standing next to them in second place was a huge accomplishment for us." So how close were they to first? Find out below — and if Claire has eaten watermelon since her face-smashing Roadblock.
Some furry red monsters have all the luck! Ellen Pompeo is the latest big-name celeb to make a playdate with Elmo, Sesame Street's forever 3-and-a-half-year-old Muppet. The Grey's Anatomy doc shows her silly side as she demonstrates habits that help keep kids shipshape.
"She knows a lot about being healthy," says Elmo — aka actor Kevin Clash, who spoke to TV Guide Magazine in character, of course — with his trademark giggle...
As Renee Walker on 24, Annie Wersching was all business — at least until a final, fateful clinch. But on tonight's episode of NCIS (8/7c, CBS), Wersching is only part business as Deputy DA Gail Walsh. Her character in the episode titled "False Witness" is "very ambitious and hardworking," says Wersching, "yet she also has some drive to get part of her personal life going. So she's interested to see if anyone at NCIS is a prospect"—like, specifically, Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly).
Since Wersching's only signed on for one episode...
After their whirlwind adventure around the world, Amazing Race 17 winners Nat Strand and Kat Chang visited TV Guide Magazine's Cubicle Confessions to share their craziest travel stories. The globetrotting duo reflect on being the first all-female team to win the Race, tough language barriers and learning to push through their fears to collect the million dollar prize. Check out our exclusive video interview after the jump...
Not again! The trouble-plagued city of Port Charles has seen many epic disasters in recent years — a killer virus, a towering inferno, colliding passenger trains — and now it's time to put the kiddies in some holiday jeopardy. ABC's General Hospital will kick off the new year by sending its young ones — ranging in age from tots to teenagers — on a Christmas vacation bus trip to snow country. That bus is forced to take an unplanned route due to weather trouble and will skid on black ice and flip over during the December 29 cliffhanger. When the show returns January 3, the bus will plummet down a steep ravine, thanks to some cool CGI tricks.
"Every once in a while we like to put the opera back in soap opera," says exec producer Jill Farren Phelps. "It's a dangerous and terrifying incident and the emotional ramifications will roll out for some time to come because this affects every family in town." Kids involved include...
How I Met Your Mother
OK, so the Saturday Night Live spoof of Oprah's Favorite Things will always be the champ, but How I Met Your Mother did a pretty winning riff on the salute to screaming excesses last night, too. In fact, one might say it was HYS-TER-I-CAAAAALLLLLLLL.
Inspired by Marshall and Lily's (almost) happy baby news and terrified that he wasn't doing anything important with his life, Barney decided to use his holiday bonus to gift the MacLaren's crowd with his favorite things. Bellowing a la O, he handed out velour tack suits, remote-controlled helicopters and condoms to the sort of fanfare usually reserved for a Harpo Studio full of volunteer workers being traumatized into incontinence by the annual bounty of freebies from the Queen...
All My Children
ABC's flagship soap All My Children hasn't had a new opening credits sequence in ages — in fact, not since Julie Hanan Carruthers took over as executive producer in the 2002-03 season. But a brand new opener is set to debut Wednesday, December 22. Gone are the archival scrapbook photos seen in the current credits, as well as images of David Canary (Adam) and Ray MacDonnell (Joe), who have retired from the show, and James Mitchell (Palmer), who died early this year. That's not all that's missing: Carruthers decided to drop those stagey glamour shots of the AMC stars and replaced them with actual AMC clips for a fresher, more natural look. "The thought was to be more true to the characters and make their environments and lifestyles more specific in order to give the audience a window into Pine Valley," says Carruthers. TV Guide Magazine brings you this exclusive first look, after the jump...
Leonardo DiCaprio, Inception
Weren't able to get to the movies much this year? Well, lucky for you, a talented YouTube user has created a montage featuring 270 films. Watch as blockbusters such as Inception and Harry Potter are melded alongside indie darlings including Winter's Bone and The Kids Are All Right. Sprinkle in some killer music selections, and you have yourself a superb mash-up.
Watch it after the jump.
As DVR usage grows and demos slice and dice the audience, the winners and losers in the TV business are not so clear-cut anymore. Here's a look at some of the facts and figures that reflect what — and how — viewers watched (and listened and purchased) in the past year....