First, Ryan went for the high-five, only to come up with a fistful of awkward.
And as recently as Thursday night, American Idol finalist Scott MacIntyre was oblivious to a group hug taking place on stage.
Such perceived "slights," however, neither rattle nor rankle the 23-year-old from Scottsdale, Ariz., who lives with profound tunnel vision.
"That's happened to me my whole life," MacIntyre says, reflecting specifically on Seacrest's faux pas, "so I'm the last person that would ever ...
At 4 feet 10 inches and 17 years old, Shawn Johnson could become the shortest and youngest Dancing with the Stars champion ever. And as an Olympic gold medalist, history is already on her side to win it all. "I think [Olympic athletes] are used to working hard and we're used to having a goal and a dream set in front of us and going for it," Johnson told TVGuide.com. "But everybody can work hard." See what else the gymnast had to say about strapping on three-inch heels, her new Dancing sibling and how dancing really compares to gymnastics. Dancing's eighth season premieres Monday at 8 pm/ET on ABC.
Zoe McLellan sure knows how to keep good company. During her run on ABC's Dirty Sexy Money — where she shared scenes with the likes of Peter Krause and Blair Underwood — the actress made time for Reunion, an indie also starring Brett Cullen (Damages), Jamey Sheridan (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and Amy Pietz (Aliens in America). TVGuide.com spoke with McLellan about the ensemble piece (which revolves around the unpredictable reunion of the members of a Yale secret society), as well as when Dirty Sexy fans might expect to see Lisa, Nick and the gang again.
TVGuide.com: Reunion is such an ensemble piece. Was that a big draw for you?
Zoe McLellan: Absolutely. When my agent told me about the cast they had already set in place, I was pretty blown away. The table read was actually pretty incredible — we felt like we could put it up on stage that day!
TVGuide.com: Have you ever done anything like this, reunite with a bunch of former classmates and reflect on old times?
McLellan: I have not. In fact, I totally wimped out on ...
Wait, was that really the Art Garfunkel on the March 1 episode of HBO's Flight of the Conchords (Sundays at 10 pm/ET)? Yes! Conchords' Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie wrote the episode, titled "Prime Minister," around him, and then prayed he'd say yes to a cameo. Garfunkel says he took "a leap a faith" and signed on without seeing a script.
In the episode, Jemaine and Bret book a gig as Simon and Garfunkel lookalikes, where they meet Karen (guest star Mary Lynn Rajskub, 24's Chloe), a woman who asks Jemaine on a date. The catch: He has to wear his Garfunkel costume, even when they have sex — she calls it "Garfunkling." We talked to its namesake about being immortalized by such weird comic geniuses, his recent reunion with Paul Simon and his quest for the perfect Simon and Garfunkel cover song.
Jason Mesick and Melissa, The Bachelor
He's been branded "a bastard," but is The Bachelor's Jason Mesnick a liar?
Mesnick has said contractual obligations led to his messy public goodbye with former fiancée Melissa Rycroft at the taping of After the Final Rose Part One, which aired Monday. But the show's creator and producer tells TVGuide.com that Mesnick was under "no contractual obligation" to dump Rycroft on-air.
This Wednesday on Lost (9 pm/ET, ABC), Sawyer, Juliet and the other time-trippers cross paths with, among other people, a woman named Amy — and boy, is she about to make a special delivery. 24 alumna Reiko Aylesworth gave us a tease-filled look at her multi-episode turn.
Belinda Carlisle, Dancing with the Stars
So far, Belinda Carlisle's "got the beat" — it's just the steps she needs to nail. The Go-Gos front woman is one of the 13 new celebrities hitting the hardwood on Season 8 of Dancing with the Stars (premieres Monday, 8 pm/ET, ABC), but unlike some — if not most — she's not nervous. "Not really!" she tells TVGuide.com. "I'm sure it's pretty nerve-wracking [doing the live show], but I don't need to go there yet. We'll see." See what else Carlisle has to say about her new gig, her upcoming dances and being a woman of a certain age on the show.
Brad Hunt and Victoria Hunt
It was gypsies, vamps and a really bad flight on Sunday's Amazing Race 14 that saw married couple Brad and Victoria Hunt eliminated. The duo opted for an earlier flight to Bucharest, Romania with a connection through Amsterdam — which would've worked out well if they hadn't missed the connection. Was the slim, 15-minute advantage they would've gotten worth the risk? They think so. Find out what else the couple had to say about their unlucky fate, why the leg was still the best part of the Race for them and what new challenges they're currently facing.
Gregory "Dane" Patterson
When Dane Patterson left The Biggest Loser: Couples, he had no idea what drama was to come. After being eliminated in week 8, the same week he broke a Biggest Loser record, Patterson went on to complete a marathon back at home. But after the episode aired with his "where are they now?" piece depicting him crossing the finish line with a time of 3:53, it was revealed that it was actually 5:53, and that he had been driven three of those miles to finish in under six hours. TVGuide.com caught up with the 27-year-old real estate appraiser on how he feels about cheating those 3 miles, why he's proud that Bob wanted to vote him out and what his progress has been at home.
Ray Wise, Reaper
Ray Wise has a legendary gift for diabolical roles — he played the character, after all, who committed perhaps the most famous murder in television history. Wise is marking his 40th year since his first film — Dare the Devil — by continuing his turn as The Devil himself in the second season of the CW's Reaper (premiering Tuesday at 8 pm/ET).