America's got talent, but not everyone is lining up to audition for TV's growing number of singing competition shows. That's where Michelle McNulty, the casting director for NBC's new hit series The Voice, comes in. McNulty and her team spent months tracking down performers in clubs, at rehearsal studios, on YouTube and via personal contacts in order to find the right contestants.
TV critics have been impressed with the caliber of talent on The Voice, particularly in the premiere episode — and credit much of the show's early success to those performances. "We were looking for singers that might not audition for American Idol or any of those other competition shows," McNulty says. "We were looking for real artists"...
Ralph Macchio limped off the Dancing With the Stars stage Monday night, hobbled by Baker's cyst, a painful build-up of joint fluid behind the knee, most often brought on by arthritis or overuse of the joint.
"I'm trying to do all the right things," says Macchio, wincing when he puts weight on that right leg. "One of them is to stay off of it for three to five days. I don't have three to five days"...
Jeers to Castle for royally wasting Michael McKean.
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Casting the Laverne & Shirley and This is Spinal Tap comic genius as Victor Baron, a Donald Trump-like beauty-pageant mogul would seem like a masterly move. But ABC's featherweight mystery gave the versatile thespian (who proved he could handle drama as Daily Planet editor Perry White on Smallville) almost nothing to do...
Used to be that 90210's Adrianna Tate-Duncan was the Beverly Hills resident we most adored. Damaged, drug addled, dramatic Ade. Oh, she was a mess in all the best ways and over the past three seasons, the brunette beauty has suffered it all, having gone from addicted aspiring actress to recovering hasbien (lesbian for a hot minute) to a pop star traumatized by her mentor's sudden car-accident death.
It's no wonder her portrayer, Jessica Lowndes, was signed to a series regular gig following her first-season guest stint...
Big Bad Mama is back! The ever-lovely Constance Towers will return to General Hospital next month as killer granny Helena Cassadine, just as the truth about baby Aiden's paternity is all set to explode...
Somebody call the Vatican, because there's a freakin' miracle happening on The Young and the Restless! On May 11, Beth Maitland will once again return to the soap as Traci Abbott — earth mama, moral compass, the very soul of Genoa City — and this time she'll be mixed up in the big Abby Newman (Marcy Rylan) drama. Though Maitland won Y&R's very first acting Emmy back in 1985, the beloved actress fell out of favor with some of the past producing teams and, for a while, was only showing up for weddings and funerals. Then she wasn't seen on the show for two full years. Thankfully, the current powers adore Maitland and keep finding cool ways to bring her back — no small thing in an era where so many of our great suds vets are considered as disposable as Handi Wipes. "When Beth shows up on our set, it tells me that the folks who run our show do indeed know the importance of heart and remember the value of family," notes Maitland's TV bro Peter Bergman (Jack). "People like Traci who look you in the eye and tell the honest truth are a rarer and rarer breed — in soaps and in life." TV Guide Magazine spoke with Maitland about her upcoming stint, her remarkable renaissance and — gasp! — her "double life" in Hollywood...
Forget cold feet. Chuck's got a cold bride-to-be! In the May 16 season finale of NBC's spy drama Chuck, the altar-bound Chuck and Sarah (Zachary Levi and Yvonne Strahovski) run into a hitch, courtesy of an evil uninvited guest. "After Sarah is...
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean somebody ain't out to getcha. It might even be several somebodies. In the early months of the CBS hit The Mentalist, it seemed to viewers that Red John, the unseen psychopath who haunts and taunts Simon Baker's character, Patrick Jane, was operating as a solo act. But now, in the show's third season, it is creepily...
Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa
No big secret here: Schoolteachers never get enough credit, and they sure don't make enough dough. At least Live! With Regis and Kelly is doing something about it. On Monday the show launches its second annual Top Teacher Week, a salute to America's best educators that has the five finalists scoring very cool swag.
"It's like ...