Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
When Heidi Klum announced her retirement as Victoria's Secret's top model in September, all eyes turned to Adriana Lima — not that that doesn't happen regularly — the likely successor to inherit Klum's wings as the lingerie brand's "head angel." It's a suggestion the Brazilian-born beauty brushes aside. "I don't consider myself head angel. I think each one of us has a different personality," Lima says.
Still, she was chosen to wear the $2 million Fantasy Bra at this year's peekaboo parade in NYC. It's no small honor, considering the supermodel, 29, missed last year's show to give birth to daughter Valentina with husband Marko Jaric...
Finally! After spending the last three months slow-burning the "Teddy likes boys" storyline, we finally got the goods on 90210. And it was kind of hot, right? And, better yet, the big moment wasn't hyped to death, so we also got a bit of a surprise when Teddy grabbed Ian — the classmate he hooked-up with (off-screen) during a blackout at the start of the season — and planted a big ol' sloppy on the kid while they were cleaning up after a West Bev luau. How's that for putting the "man" in manual labor?
The build-up, of course, has been the fun of Season 3 (God knows anything with Ivy isn't). Proving to be more than a human Ken doll...
Harry Smith, Maggie Rodriguez
CBS is making sweeping changes to its third place morning program The Early Show.
The network is moving ...
Jeers to Fran Drescher for not knowing when to shut up.
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The Nanny veteran has returned to TV with The Fran Drescher Tawk Show, a daytime chatfest getting a three-week test run on six Fox affiliates (because that approach worked so well for The Kilborn File and Huckabee?). Despite the presence of the "Fran Band" and celebrity guests — like Drescher's "dear friends" and Doctor Detroit costars Dan Aykroyd and Donna Dixon — the show's all about Fran...
NBC will soon have a new owner, a new entertainment chief — and a long road back to prime-time ratings success.
Once the government gives its stamp of approval to cable company Comcast's deal to buy a controlling interest in NBC Universal, former Showtime chief Robert Greenblatt will try to restore the luster of NBC's entertainment division. While NBC is a powerhouse in TV news and its cable networks are a profit machine (current executives in both divisions will remain in place when Comcast takes over), the most visible aspect of its business — the broadcast network's prime-time lineup — has deteriorated steadily throughout the decade. The once proud peacock has not turned out a new major ratings hit in five years, and its biggest shows — The Office, Law & Order: SVU and The Biggest Loser — are aging and in decline.
New management is looking for a rescue effort from Greenblatt, who in seven years at Showtime stewarded such lauded series ...
Tom Colicchio and Padma Lakshmi
At first glance, the green room on the New York City set of Top Chef looks more like Romper Room. Judge Tom Colicchio, sporting casual jeans and a baseball cap, strolls in with his 1-year-old son, Luka. They're on hand to watch the taping of a Quickfire Challenge featuring cookies and a uniquely fuzzy panel of judges — Elmo, Telly and, of course, Cookie Monster.
"Normally on my day off, you can't drag me on the set," Colicchio laughs. "But this is special."
"Special" sums up the moment for Top Chef, the addictive cooking contest that nabbed its first Emmy for Outstanding Reality Competition Program this summer and is now poised to launch its red-hot eighth season, Top Chef All-Stars (premiering Wednesday, December 1 at 10/9c on Bravo). "This is going to be our best season yet," says host Padma Lakshmi. It certainly has all the ingredients...
Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
Regular viewers have seen Jax tell Stahl: "My club finds out and I'm dead," in the introductions to a number of this season's episodes. Expect a resolution in tonight's 90-minute finale, and while Jax is unlikely to end up dead (the series has been renewed), the viperous ATF rogue (Ally Walker) does hold the whip hand. But as the episode begins, Jax, the pregnant Tara and Abel are a family, and Clay and Gemma and Opie and Lyla are experiencing something approaching domestic bliss as well while the soundtrack plays Joan Armatrading's "This Charming Life." The tune changes quickly. Hell's Angels veteran Sonny Barger has a cameo as a prisoner. — Paul Droesch
Read on for previews of Christmas at Rockefeller Center, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Shrek the Halls, Raising Hope, Strange Days with Bob Saget and Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.