"I'll stand by you, Pia!" yelled one distraught male fan in the crowd, echoing the lyrics of her farewell tune after the cameras stopped rolling. "I'll buy your records!" called another.
It was truly a bizarre evening on American Idol that featured the shirtless antics of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Iggy Pop — who dropped the S-bomb and pumped the microphone from his crotch, both of which were censored...
OK, so...yeah. Gigolos. This one is gonna be tricky.
Last night, Showtime whipped out its new docudrama about five male escorts sharing their wares around Vegas and we gotta say, the cable net sure has found a ballsy companion piece to The Secret Diary of a Call Girl.
Graphic to the extreme, yet perversely intriguing at times, this thing is sure to be a full-frontal assault on the sensibilities of many more genteel viewers. After all, it's not often we see as much as Gigolos shows and the fact that the producers (including former 21 Jump Street stud Richard Grieco!) were able to shoot so much NSFW footage of the guys servicing their female clients is mind-blowing...
Cheers to Melinda Clarke for two-timing it on Nikita and CSI.
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The O.C. and Vampire Diaries vet holds down juicy roles on a pair of Thursday at 9 p.m. dramas. She was sadly nowhere to be seen last night on the CW's spy series — back after a too-long hiatus — as Amanda, Division's master manipulator. But fear not, Amanda fans: She'll be back next week, hooking up mole Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) to a lie detector.
Meanwhile, last night Clarke reprised her recurring role on CSI as Lady Heather, the dominatrix who got a kick out of flirting with Gil Grissom (William Petersen). Now working as a sex therapist...
Keeley Hawes and Ed Stoppard
"This house is going to see such life!" So declares the new mistress (familiar face Keeley Hawes) of Upstairs Downstairs' 165 Eaton Place, blowing out the cobwebs after years of disuse. This address is so iconic to fans of classic British TV, it's a wonder Masterpiece Classic waited until its 40th anniversary to time-warp us back for more sudsy ups and downs in this fabled London estate. (For those devoted to the original, a deluxe new 21-DVD set of the complete '70s series has been issued by Acorn Media.)
Naomi and Wynonna Judd
While the Judds' farewell tour is the impetus for this new six-part reality series about the country duo, music is only a small part of The Judds. The underlying theme is the often strained relationship between mom Naomi and daughter Wynonna.
Terry Serpico and Catherine Bell
The shocking death of soldier Jeremy Sherwood (Richard Bryant), fatally wounded in the line of duty in Afghanistan on the March 27 episode of Army Wives, left not only the show's characters and fans shaken, but also the close-knit cast and crew. "Some were angry," admits executive producer Jeff Melvoin. "I explained, 'It's good that you feel that way, because that's what death means.'"
Mounted in Alaska
Hungry for yet another reality show set in the 49th State? We're stuffed — but then again, so are the animals in History's Mounted in Alaska, and that's the draw.
The show, which launches Thursday night at 10/9c on History, revolves around Alaskan taxidermist Russell Knight. The owner of Knight's Taxidermy, Knight and his team are asked to preserve wildlife ...
From the company that morphed Sci Fi into Syfy comes another channel name destined to wreak havoc with your computer's spell check.
TV Guide Magazine has confirmed that NBCUniversal will change the name of Sleuth, its crime and mystery cable channel, later this spring. The new name? Cloo TV.
Why the name change and quirky spelling? Just as NBCUniversal realized that it ...
All of a sudden, Ryan Seacrest has Happy Feet. And once again, this new exuberance on stage — and his tendency to break into dance — has been inspired by this season's most physically uninhibited contestant, Nashville's Paul McDonald.
On Wednesday night, McDonald rocked the Idol Dome with his version of Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues." "It was fun," said McDonald after the show. "I felt like I was in my band ...
Bret Harrison, Christian Slater
Seriously Fox, you picked Running Wilde over this? Dag.
Last night, Breaking In, the show that was bumped from the fall lineup by that waste of Will Arnett, finally made it to the air and was able to do in 30 minutes what Wilde barely did in 13 episodes: Entertain us.
Set around the inter-office antics of a ...