Chris Vance, Mental
The womenfolk (and some of the men) might find themselves whistling at Prison Break's Whistler when Fox's Mental premieres this Tuesday at 9 pm. Chris Vance, whose Dr. Jack Gallagher bares almost all in one of the very first scenes, gave us a look at the House-like drama and the tightrope it must walk in depicting mental illness. The London-born actor also comes clean on Prison Breaker Wentworth Miller's hygiene habits.
TVGuide.com: Congratulations on being one of the few foreign actors who gets to keep his accent on screen.
Vance: That's true! It was a decision made by the producers of the show when we were doing the audition process. They figured it'd be good for the international side of it; they think [Mental is] going to sell in like 35 countries.
TVGuide.com: But it must drive [Australian costar] Jacqueline McKenzie crazy. She had to drop her accent for The 4400, as well.
Vance: [Laughs] She is kind of jealous. We had a bit of a hoot about that during the series.
TVGuide.com: Is Dr. Gallagher's sometimes irreverent approach based on any sort of real methodology that's used out there?
Vance: It's a mixture. I think Jack questions conventional treatment all the time. If he finds it appropriate, he'll obviously use it. But I think he wants to push the limits and ...
Jon and Kate Gosselin
The "interview chair" told the story on Jon & Kate Plus 8's fifth season premiere.
For four seasons, Jon and Kate Gosselin shared the chair — which is more of a loveseat, actually — as they talked about their lives each episode. But on Monday night's premiere, they sat in the seat separately...
Jodie Foster, Will Ferrell
Commencement speeches aren't always just platitudes and cliches. Every once in a while, a graduating class will luck out with a seriously entertaining celebrity speaker. Here are the top five speeches we wish we had had at our graduations:
School: Tulane University Class of 2009
Best Line: "I realize most of you are hungover and have splitting headaches and haven't slept since Fat Tuesday, but you can't graduate until I finish so listen up."
Watch this speech and more after the jump!
Helio Castroneves won the Indianapolis 500 for the third time in his career Sunday.
The win serves as an exclamation point on the former Dancing with the Stars champ's recent acquittal of federal tax evasion charges that could have sent his career to the pits for good. A jury acquitted Castroneves of most of the charges against him last month, saving him from a six-year prison sentence. The remaining count was dismissed last Friday, according to The Associated Press.
"This is the best month of May ever," Castroneves said in tears after the race in Victory Lane. "Thank you for giving my life back," he said to his racing team owner Roger Penske during a hug.
With the win, Castroneves is one Indy win from joining racing elites A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears as the only to win the iconic race four times. Is breaking the record on Castroneves' mind?
Find out after the jump.
Adam Lambert and members of Queen
If you thought Adam Lambert looked like a natural fit with iconic rockers Queen during American Idol's finale, you weren't the only one.
Hours after it was announced that Lambert was Season 8's runner-up, widespread speculation began circulating that the 26-year-old singer had been offered a job as Queen's new front man. While that's not true yet, guitarist Brian May isn't ruling out the possibility.
"Amongst all that furor, there wasn't really a quiet moment to talk. But [drummer Roger Taylor] and I are definitely hoping to have a meaningful conversation with him at some point," May told Rolling Stone. "It's not like we, as Queen, would rush into coalescing with another singer just like that. It isn't that easy. But I'd certainly like to work with Adam. That is one amazing instrument he has there."
Susan Boyle, Britains Got Talent
YouTube singing sensation Susan Boyle was noticeably nervous during her semifinal performance on Britain's Got Talent, but that won't keep her from the U.K. talent show's final round.
Boyle, who looked slightly more made up than during her first outing, shook off the jitters to deliver a powerful rendition of "Memory" from the musical CATS. (Watch the full performance below.) Fans at home voted Boyle the best in her semifinal group of eight acts, and the judges put her through to next week's finale. She will sing for the title Saturday.
"Fantastic, absolutely fantastic," Boyle said, as she danced in celebration. "What pressure? I've really enjoyed myself tonight."
The Scotish singer wowed Britain's Got Talent judges and became an Internet viral video sensation after her first performance of "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables. She has ...
Susan Boyle is one step closer to the Talent title. In a hardly surprising development, the Scottish singing sensation advanced into the semifinals of Britain's Got Talent on Saturday.
Boyle, whose soaring rendition of Les Miserables' "I Dreamed a Dream" has been viewed nearly 60 million times on YouTube, was one of 40 acts selected by judges Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden to continue in the competition. Boyle will ...
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has called out So You Think You Can Dance judge Nigel Lythgoe for making what they deem homophobic remarks — both on the show and via Twitter — about a same-sex couple who served up a samba on Thursday's premiere.
After Misha Belfer (who is gay) and Mitchel Kibel (straight) performed at the Denver auditions, Lythgoe said, "It was a bit like watching ... Blades of Glory," a reference to the over-the-top Will Ferrell comedy about male skating partners.
"I think you probably alienate a lot of our audience," he continued. "I mean, we've always had the guys ...
American Idol has often — though not always — publicly revealed by how much a champion won. To cite a few examples, Kelly Clarkson in Season 1 claimed 58 percent of the vote to best Justin Guarini, Ruben Studdard squeaked past Clay Aiken by a slim 1,250-vote margin, and just last year it was disclosed that David Cook beat David Archuleta by some 12 million ballots.
Details on how exactly the just-wrapped Season 8 shook out, however, remain a mystery.
Even your new American Idol, Kris Allen, who came from behind to top Adam Lambert, claims to be in the dark about who seized what portion of the "nearly 100 million votes."
"I haven't heard anything," Allen told TVGuide.com on Friday. "Maybe they ...