Modern Family patriarch Ed O'Neill (Jay Pritchett) received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday — but surprisingly, he's more even excited about his customary bonus gift awarded to each recipient — a $9 loaf of pumpkin bread baked by the Dominican nuns of L.A.'s Monastery of the Angels. Why? Ed loves meat. I mean, he really, really loves meat and just can't wait to use the bread for sandwiches.
OK, so first off, PLL is so lucky Dr. Sullivan is still alive. Love her.
Secondly... Jenna orchestrated Ali's death? No pun intended, but we can totally see that.
Last night, the juicy lil' sudser wrapped up the first half of Season 2 with an hour of wowsers, including one heart-busting breakup (we love you, too, Toby!), the return of shifty Det. Wilden and what really seemed like the reveal that Rosewood's resident blind beyotch Jenna had not just framed our foursome for Ali's death, but had actually roped kid-faced cop Garrett into helping her commit the heinous crime.
Neil Patrick Harris is fast becoming the busiest man in show business, so it's fitting that he'd be working on Labor Day. The How I Met Your Mother star — whose summer activities included hosting the Tony Awards, starring in the box office hit The Smurfs, and a guest-judging stint on So You Think You Can Dance — guest stars on next Monday's episode of the Cartoon Network whimsical series Adventure Time...
Chaz Bono, Ricki Lake and David Arquette
Hang on to your sequins and strappy sandals: The 13th season of Dancing With the Stars is unleashing a cast that would make the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus green with envy. Among them: a Kardashian, an L.A. Laker, George Clooney's sexy Italian ex, and the first transgender contestant, Chaz (formerly Chastity) Bono.
CBS has already revealed that Ashton Kutcher's Two and a Half Men character is heartbroken, and now we know who's to blame. Judy Greer has signed on to join the cast of Men in a recurring role as Kutcher's soon-to-be ex-wife.
Greer will play Bridget, who's in the process of divorcing Internet billionaire Walden Schmidt (Kutcher). She'll be seen in several episodes of the show.
Power? We don't need no stinking power... we have you!
True story: About halfway into last night's VMAs — thanks to a certain city's top-notch post-Hurricane Irene repair work — Watercooler Central actually lost power. One minute, Adele is reminding us what singing sounds like without autotune, the next minute, total darkness. If only we'd been blessed with the absence of cable during Lady Gaga's drag-king opening performance. That pompadoured greaser mess looked like something out of RuPaul's The Outsiders.
A dark cloud looms over The Closer, as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) continues her work with the overhanging threat of a lawsuit that has already put her at odds with her colleagues. But even as we get much anticipated closure at the end of Season 7, some of those dark vibes will follow the Major Crimes department as they transition into next year's spinoff.
The summer TV season is winding down, but there's still plenty going on this week. A few annotated highlights:
The Dancing With the Stars Cast Reveal No, even this isn't enough to get me to suggest anyone actually tune into pap like ABC's Bachelor Pad. Between Twitter and the Internet (may I humbly suggest tvguide.com), you'll be covered, should you care to know just who it is we'll be gaping at and mocking (should they stumble) throughout the fall. The names have been flying fast and furious — my favorite in the rumor mill: