Here's what happens when you get to do what you're good at: You own the ballroom. And that's exactly what happened when Michael Bolton stepped up to the microphone to sing the stirring "Hallelujah" in his signature raspy, wounded-soul voice. He may have been booted out by Dancing With the Stars voters last week who didn't care for his dancing, but the crowd on hand Tuesday night to see comedian Margaret Cho get the axe was enthralled by the return of Bolton, who probably would've scored three perfect 10s for his pipes. "I want to buy that record," said one woman sitting next to me, who was never a Bolton fan.
Joe Mantegna and Daniel J. Travanti, Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds' Behavioral Analysis Unit has an obligation to keep bad guys off the street. But series star Joe Mantegna says every case isn't just about right and wrong.
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"Sometimes when a case gets resolved, there's always different aspects to consider. It's not always so cut-and-dried," he tells TVGuide.com "There are sometimes conditions that lend themselves to why these things happen. It's interesting when the stories have a little bit of a twist to them."
And Wednesday's episode (9/8c on CBS) has just that. When the BAU begins investigating a string of murders, Rossi (Mantegna) can't help but notice a similarity to a killer he chased over 25 years ago. Just when Rossi got close, the killer stopped, never to be heard from again — until now...
James Franco courtesy of Candy Magazine
Ever wonder what James Franco would look like as a woman?
Well, wonder no more.
The actor/full-time college student graces the cover of Candy magazine in drag, with slicked-back hair, jewelry, long black gloves and heavy make-up (check out that eye shadow). Fashion photographer Terry Richardson shot the spread.
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Candy — only in its second issue — describes itself as the "first fashion magazine ever completely dedicated to celebrating ...
Say what you want about The Good Wife's Amber Madison — God knows, we certainly have — but that homewrecker sure knows how to put on a show.
Last night, Peter's former call-girlfriend popped up again in one of the episode's many high points (the debut of Scott Porter, Lou Dobbs' respectable cameo and Kalinda's dirt on Will among them) as the star of a viral music video that puts Obama Girl to shame. Cooing and gyrating like the straight-up hooker she is, the woman most likely to drive Alicia to break the law is apparently is now using her notoriety to support Peter's bid for state's attorney. And she's making no bones about his ability to serve the public. A few sample lyrics:
Mary Lynn Rajskub
She was last seen telling Jack Bauer to "Run!" and now 24's Chloe O'Brian is running to ABC's Modern Family. Mary Lynn Rajskub, who spent six long "days" saving Jack's butt, has been cast on the Emmy-winning sitcom as the old high school girlfriend of then closeted Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson). Apparently Chloe's mastermind mental skills did not include gaydar.
Turning Twitter feeds into TV shows is so last week.
Continuing the trend of mining the Internet for TV ideas, ABC and Sony Pictures are developing a sitcom based on the website and book Awkward Family Photos, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Contractually, the show will work primarily from the book — which was spawned from the site and contains the same content — but it is unclear how the concept will translate into a series.
CBS has already launched $#*! My Dad Says, based on the popular Twitter feed, and last week ...