Michael C. Hall
As big finishes go, Dexter's was a nail-biter, leaving us pretty breathless — though tripping over at least a few loose ends along the way. The Amazing Race on the other hand coasted to its finish line with minimal suspense — but maximum satisfaction in crowning the first all-female champs, the likable doctor duo of Nat and Kat, who stayed comfortably in first place for the entire last leg. The unflappably perky Home Shopping hosts Brook and Claire landed in second, amusing themselves and the audience all the way to the end. Everyone seemed pleased, and even the ultra-competitive last-guy-standing Thomas (who ran afoul of an L.A. cabbie who'd never heard of the Internet) took his defeat like a pro.
Justin Bieber and the "Bed Intruder" song are among the year's top 10 most-watched YouTube videos.
The Gregory Brother's autotuned version of Antoine Dodson's TV interview (a viral hit in itself) topped the list with more than 47 million plays. Bieber's heart-warming video, in which he surprises a die-hard 3-year-old fan on Jimmy Kimmel Live, took the No. 9 spot with more than 19 million views.
Check out all 10 videos after the jump.
Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar
Elizabeth Hurley and husband Arun Nayar have separated following a tabloid report that she had an affair with cricketer Shane Warne.
"Not a great day. For the record, my husband Arun & I separated a few months ago," Hurley tweeted Sunday. "Our close family & friends were ...
She's not just living a soap opera these days, she's also appearing on one. Big Brother 12 vixen Rachel Reilly just shot her fourth episode of The Bold and the Beautiful — airing January 24 — and it's proving to be a much-needed distraction from real-life events. Reilly recently became the innocent third party in a sex-Skyping scandal in which her man, Brendon Villegas, whom she met and fell in love with on Big Brother, sent photos of his naked genitals to a woman he met online. (In an apology video, Villegas claims he was being blackmailed).
Friday Night Lights
Spoiler alert! After an emotional five-season run, Friday Night Lights will go dark next year (DirecTV's 101 Network airs the series finale February 9; NBC will replay the season, likely this summer). But before the last football is tossed, much-missed Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford), Tyra Colette (Adrianne Palicki), Jason Street (Scott Porter) and Landry Clarke (Jesse Plemons) return to Dillon, Texas. Also back: sprung-from-the-slammer Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch, who will appear in the last five episodes).
The Vampire Diaries (Monday-Friday, 8/7c, The CW)
Get bit. The CW's Southern Gothic answer to Twilight-mania is at least as sexy and twice as fun, burning through so much bloody story in its second season that this weeklong marathon of the sophomore year's first 10 episodes should come in handy, with two episodes airing each night. This time around, admire the ladies of Mystic Falls, in particular Nina Dobrev doing double duty as the virtuous Elena and the evil vamp Katherine, and Candice Accola as Caroline, whose transformation into one of the show's most fascinated and tormented characters took nearly everyone by surprise.
The top-cop series starring 2010 Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick continues its five-episode cycle of new winter episodes. (The arc's final show airs on Jan. 3.) Courtney B. Vance guest stars tonight as Chief of Police Tommy Delk, who assigns Brenda and her team to smoke out the criminal element behind a series of thefts at medical-marijuana dispensaries. What appears to be an innocuous and even ho-hum assignment turns dramatically treacherous when one robbery leads to murder. Soon, the case even comes to test Brenda's readiness to climb to a higher departmental rank. — Dean Maurer
Read on for previews of Vampire Diaries, Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood, How I Met Your Mother, Monday Night Football, Hawaii Five-0 and Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to You.
Watch What Happens: Live
Instead of a monologue, there's a Mazel (and Jackhole) of the Week. Instead of coffee or water, the guests get cocktails from the on-set bar. And rather than musical performances from chart-toppers and Grammy winners, the tunes come courtesy of acts such as Real Housewives stars Kim Zolciak and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps.
Yes, Bravo's Watch What Happens: Live is far from your typical late-night show.
"We're Wayne's World meets Playboy After Dark," Andy Cohen, series host and Bravo senior vice president of production and programming, tells TVGuide.com.
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Now in its third season, Watch What Happens: Live is one of late-night's surprise hits. So far this season, the Bravo program has hosted...