Let me relieve you by saying you don't have to read George R.R. Martin's massive A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novels to appreciate HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones.
Don't get me wrong: I devoured Martin's fantasy novels set in a medieval-inspired world of intrigue and recommend it to those who've got the time and aren't intimidated by, well, lots and lots of pages. I've also watched the first six episodes of Game of Thrones, and the good news is it's obviously a less daunting time-commitment and the show offers certain benefits the books do not.
Julianna Margulies, Tim Guinee
Our top moments of the week:
13. Slowest Learning Curve: Before hearing the results of the Australia Gold sunscreen challenge, Celebrity Apprentice's Team Backbone project manager Mark McGrath says he will take all responsibility if his team loses. It did and he does — until he decides to backpedal and switch the focus to Gary Busey and his crazy antics. But it's too little too late. Silly Mark, don't you know...
Meet the Middletons
TV Guide Network will air Meet the Middletons for the first time in the U.S.
The special — from Britain's Channel 4 — chronicles the life of soon-to-be princess Kate Middleton and features interviews with relatives and exclusive archives and photographs. The special will premiere on TV Guide Network on Saturday, April 23 at 7/6c.
And then there were seven. With this season's judges' save off the table and the big shock having come and gone, everything feels more business as usual on this American Idol results show. Pia's early ouster did seem to inspire some hefty voting, as the Top 8 singers pulled in 53 million votes Wednesday. But which singer had the fewest? Let's get to it...
Tom Welling and Erica Durance
As Smallville gears up for its final journey towards Clark Kent's destiny, Lois (Erica Durance) and Clark (Tom Welling) will prepare to walk down the aisle in the series finale. But will they actually make it to "I do"?
The wedding "tests their relationship, and they both...
TNT has booked 'em, Danno.
Even before Hawaii Five-0 has finished its freshman season on CBS, TNT has acquired the off-network rights to the action series from CBS Television Distribution. The episodes will begin airing in summer 2014.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa Gabor and her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, want to experience the joys of parenthood despite Gabor's advanced age and failing health, CNN reports.
"That's just weird," Francesca Hilton, Gabor's only child (for now), said upon hearing the news. Ah, from the mouths of 64-year-old babes.
Attorneys for Warner Bros. TV have fired their own violent torpedo of truth to counter Charlie Sheen's recent claims that he's been in talks to get his job back at Two and a Half Men.
In a letter obtained by TMZ, John W. Spiegel of Munger Tolles & Olson tells the actor's lawyer Marty Singer, "As you know, there have been no discussions, there are no discussions, and there will be no discussions, regarding his returning to or having any involvement in the series."
Break out the cigars and Huggies legal briefs: There's a new baby in "Kelly's Court."
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and her husband Doug Brunt welcomed a daughter at 10 a.m. Thursday morning, it was announced on the air later that day.
Discovery Communications will launch a new cable channel targeted at upscale males later this year, the company announced Thursday.
Exclusive: Science officially orders Season 2 of Ricky Gervais' An Idiot Abroad
Dubbed Velocity, the new network will feature programming about sports, cars, travel and adventure. It will replace Discovery's HD Theater and will be broadcast in more than 40 million homes when it launches in late 2011...