How can you not love Angie Harmon? Not only is the former model still superfine, but she is also packing
major brains and brass behind that pretty face. So it's fitting that her Rizzoli & Isles (Mondays, 10/9c, TNT) character, Beantown detective Jane Rizzoli, is proving herself to the old boys' club tonight when she takes on her pill of a new boss (Donnie Wahlberg).
Helping Harmon's case? Real-life research...
RuPaul wants to show every woman how to unleash her inner diva. In RuPaul's Drag U, an eight-episode Drag Race spin-off premiering tonight at 9/8c on Logo, he enlists his favorite queens to transform glamour-starved ladies into over-the-top divas who strut their stuff to win the highest DPA. (Drag Point Average). Ru gives us a college orientation...
Jeers to Rizzoli & Isles for criminally neglecting its high-caliber supporting cast.
Per its title, the hit TNT crime drama follows the cutesy exploits of Beantown galpals Det. Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander). The wildly overqualified and underutilized ensemble includes Emmy nominee Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos) and Oscar nominee Chazz Palminteri (Bullets Over Broadway) as Rizzoli's stereotypically squabbling mom and dad ...
Well, that's gonna leave a mark. On HGTV's fantastically fun Next Design Star last night, we got one of those to-DIY-for moments that should be de rigueur on shows where folks are actually dealing with dangerous equipment, but are actually rarely seen: an injury.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Maybe I just needed a brief respite from the summer glut of crime dramas, but what a relief to watch a few hours of guilty-pleasurable TV that takes itself the opposite of seriously.
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Fans of high-camp/big-heart TV are in for a treat Monday night, as Logo unveils RuPaul's Drag U, a garish yet unexpectedly touching spin-off of the similarly over-the-top gender-bending RuPaul's Drag Race, that America's Next Top Model clone (though much more entertaining) where drag divas claw it out for top honors.
Prepare for Brenda-Mania! In an unprecedented public relations blitz, ABC will bump its entire August 10 daytime suds lineup for a Vanessa Marcil (sorry, that's Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo!) marathon featuring three of the soap superdiva's most classic General Hospital episodes. SOAPnet is already in the midst of a 25-day Brenda Barrett countdown (key Brenda moments, timelines, trivia quizzes) and will air a four-hour "Best of Brenda and Sonny" marathon August 15, including a long-unseen Ricky Martin episode. The gal herself hits GH on August 11 after a seven-year absence. What's in store for the most deliciously needy, high-maintenance crisis junkie in the history of daytime drama? GH head writer Bob Guza gave TV Guide Magazine some exclusive scoop!