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Is It Just Me: Thin Dessert Chefs

Johnny Iuzzini

What's with the pastry chefs on Top Chef: Just Desserts being so thin?

You'd think — considering all the delicious, high-cal treats getting turned out in a professional kitchen — that weight gain would be an inevitable occupational hazard. And yet, the cheftestants on Bravo's latest cooking competition are a surprisingly svelte bunch. What gives? According to Johnny Iuzzini, the Top Chef: Just Desserts judge and executive pastry chef for Jean Georges and Nougatine in New York City, "Pastry chefs do consume a lot of sweets — we're constantly ... read more

Josh Hopkins Talks Life in Cougar Town

Josh Hopkins

You don't have to remind Josh Hopkins how lucky he is to be a Cougar Town resident. "I've [worked] in this industry pretty regularly... and this is the first show to get a second season. I'm ecstatic," says the likable Kentucky native. We're just as thrilled that he's opening up about his life as one of Wednesday's wittiest, wine-iest friends.

TV Guide Magazine: First off, what's with the tabloids saying you dated and dumped Jennifer Aniston after she appeared in the season opener?
Hopkins: It's awful. I went to one dinner with a friend, and ... read more

Who Is Raising Hope's Shannon Woodward?

Shannon Woodward, Raising Hope

You may not know Shannon Woodward's name just yet, but that's about to change. On Raising Hope, she's proving a standout as Sabrina, the mischievous love interest of young dad Jimmy Chance (Lucas Neff). (Catch a re-airing of the pilot tonight at 9:01/8:01c on Fox).

One person who's already a fan? Singer Katy Perry, Woodward's bestie... read more

Backstage at Dancing With the Stars: Name That Tune?

Dancing With The Stars

If you thought that dancing to iconic TV theme songs on Monday night's Dancing With the Stars would give the performers a leg up because they already knew the music, you'd be wrong. 

In fact, most the Dancing pros — and at least one star — were either too young or living in a foreign country when American television hits such as Bewitched and Hill Street Blues were on the air. "I had no idea what that song was," says pro Cheryl Burke, who was born in 1984 and danced to Hill Street Blues, which aired from 1981-1987... read more

Is It Just Me: Does Size Matter on Mike & Molly?

Mike & Molly

Are there really men the size of Mike (Mike & Molly's Billy Gardell) on the police force? Do they not have to pass a physical? —Carol Osika, Emerald Isle, N.C.

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Police recruits entering the academy are required to pass a physical and several fitness tests before graduating," confirms Roderick Drew of the Chicago PD... read more

Millionaire Matchmaker Hits Manhattan

Millionaire Matchmaker

Start spreading the news. Patti Stanger is storming New York for her fourth season of Millionaire Matchmaker (Tuesday, 9/8c, Bravo), but from what Los Angeles' most caustic Cupid tells us, she doesn't exactly have it made in Manhattan when it comes to her East Coast clients. Here, she lets loose on the core issues plaguing the Big Apple's moneyed singletons... read more

Cheers & Jeers: The Talk is Cheap

The Talk

Jeers to The Talk for filling an hour of daytime TV with not-so-hot air.

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CBS' new View wannabe got off to an awkward start, to say the least. Despite Julie Chen's insistence that she and her five — count 'em! — cohosts had "instant chemistry," mostly it just came off as forced merriment.... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Falcon Crest Cast Reunites

Falcon Crest

The stars of the naughty CBS prime-time soap Falcon Crest (1981—1990) were together again for the first time in two decades on October 12 for a discussion hosted by TV Guide Magazine senior editor William Keck at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, in honor of their upcoming 30th anniversary and last month's Season 2 DVD release.

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Vampire Diaries Exclusive: Masked Murder!

Vampire Diaries

If The Vampire Diaries is supposed to suffer from a second-season curse, someone forgot to send the supernatural romance the memo. Feeding the public's continuing thirst for vampire love, lust and blood, Season 2's ratings have been steady and fan frenzy has multiplied. The CW's highest-rated series' place in the TV firmament was cemented when Nina Dobrev, who plays long-suffering teen heroine Elena Gilbert (plus her evil vamp doppelgänger, Katherine Pierce), was chosen for Jimmy Fallon's buzzy Emmy opening number. "We're definitely not in a sophomore slump," says exec producer Kevin Williamson. "The actors are still so enthusiastic."  

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Tower Prep Brings Live-Action Mystery to Cartoon Network

Tower Prep

Cartoon Network's latest venture into live-action is its most sophisticated series yet. A mix of teen angst and intricately serialized storytelling, Tower Prep is set at a mysterious, isolated school where kids with special powers are kept against their will — ostensibly to learn how to master their abilities. "This was an idea that always intrigued me ever since I went to boarding school some years back," says series creator Paul Dini, a popular comic-book writer and animation producer (Batman Beyond), who spent a year as a writer on Lost. "I wanted to take what is ... read more

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