If The Vampire Diaries is supposed to suffer from a second-season curse, someone forgot to send the supernatural romance the memo. Feeding the public's continuing thirst for vampire love, lust and blood, Season 2's ratings have been steady and fan frenzy has multiplied. The CW's highest-rated series' place in the TV firmament was cemented when Nina Dobrev, who plays long-suffering teen heroine Elena Gilbert (plus her evil vamp doppelgänger, Katherine Pierce), was chosen for Jimmy Fallon's buzzy Emmy opening number. "We're definitely not in a sophomore slump," says exec producer Kevin Williamson. "The actors are still so enthusiastic."
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On Monday's episode of The Event, doctors work to pinpoint the cause of the mystery illness afflicting the survivors of Avias 514, as the White House attempts to negotiate with the increasingly erratic Thomas. Simon asks Sophia to reconsider her loyalty to Thomas. Sean and Collier make headway in the search for Leila — and Vicky and Carter — in Texas.
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Let's raise a glass (of something bubbly perhaps) to TV shows gone too soon: Here's to Arrested Development, Pushing Daisies, Moonlight, Freaks and Geeks, Veronica Mars, My So Called Life... we hardly knew ye. Here we are, just six weeks into the fall season, and we already have two more names to add to that list. (R.I.P., Lone Star and My Generation.) Which shows will be next? These 13 are in the most danger, due to low ratings, poor performances among younger viewers and other typical bad signs. Is your favorite show on the list?
Lance Armstrong has some new Twitter competition: his baby daughter.
The 39-year-old cyclist announced the birth of Olivia Marie Armstrong, but didn't give any specifics.
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Giuliana Rancic knew it would be difficult to discuss her miscarriage on her television show, Giuliana and Bill, but has no qualms about doing so. "We thought about it and were like, if we don't show this, then we're going to tape 10 episodes of complete lies," she says.
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