When Nancy O'Dell left Access Hollywood at the end of 2009, she thought she would get a bit of a break. Turns out, she was wrong. "Ryan [Seacrest] had too many jobs, and some of the rest of us had to take over some of them," jokes the future co-host of Entertainment Tonight; she joins the show as a special correspondent in January and will take over as co-host when Mary Hart leaves at the end of the season. But in all seriousness, between hosting duties, a second book (Full of Love) and endorsement deals...
If you're going to spend much of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend on the couch — after all, you'll have lots of food to digest -- there's plenty of TV to watch. Check out our marathon roundup:
(All times are ET/PT and subject to change)
Thursday, Nov. 25
The Haunted (9 a.m.-8 p.m., Animal Planet)
Millionaire Matchmaker (10 a.m.-6 p.m., Bravo)
Mythbusters (9 a.m.-8 p.m., Discovery)
The cranberry sauce won't be the only thing shaking this Thanksgiving. For the second straight year, ABC is airing a concert special by Beyoncé to funk up your Turkey Day.
I Am...World Tour documents an 11-month tour that saw Mrs. Jay-Z perform in 32 countries to over a million fans. "It's an honor to be able to come into people's homes on such a big holiday," says Beyoncé.
The opening moments...
Looking for a way to spice up your holiday feast? Who better to offer cooking advice than the contestants of Top Chef All-Stars. Add an Asian twist to your Turkey Day with Angelo Sosa's Peking Turkey recipe. Or maybe Mike Isabella's 40-minute, deep-fried turkey is more your style. Then there's Carla Hall's sriracha sweet potatoes, which as she says, really pump up the heat and make the dish more savory than sweet. But Dale Talde's is probably the easiest of them all: White Castle Stuffing. "Just chop up the burgers and put them into the bird," he says. "'Cuz that's how I roll."
Check it all out in the video after the jump.
Sara Ramirez (Grey's Anatomy), Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries), and Anna Torv (Fringe)
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Will Callie's hookup with Mark come back to haunt her when Arizona returns on Grey's Anatomy? — Sharlene
NATALIE: Here's the good news: "Callie and Arizona will be back together soon," executive producer Shonda Rhimes says simply, adding that Arizona will soon show up on Callie's doorstep. "[The breakup] was a way to jump-start the next phase of their storyline." The bad news? Oh wait, this is good news, too! "Mark is her best friend, they slept together before, so it's just recycling. Two people having sex does not necessarily mean that they're in love, or that they're going to be together, or that it means anything."
I am dying for some Vampire Diaries scoop. Can you help? — Valerie
ADAM: Klaus is comin' to town. The oft-mentioned member of the Originals is described as handsome, charming, and 1,000 years old. We sense a Klaus-Damon snark-off coming...