Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough
Two helicopters circled overhead. The paparazzi were out in full force. Security guards were everywhere. And there was a full moon.
But for all the insanity this week surrounding Bristol Palin's inclusion in Monday night's Dancing With the Stars finals — like the man who shot his TV set in anger, and whoever sent that threatening letter containing what turned out to be a benign white powdery substance to the show's production offices — everything inside the studio was relatively normal.
Batman Beyond Complete Series
The futuristic cartoon Batman Beyond may have been ahead of its time when it premiered in 1999, but the under-appreciated series is currently having a bit of renaissance with a pop culture comeback. Repeats of the animated show — which featured teenager Terry McGinnis taking over the role of the Dark Knight, with an elderly Bruce Wayne as his mentor — air daily (at 7:30am/6:30c and 5:30pm/4:30c) on the new network The Hub.
If you're hoping that Kurt and Blaine find true love on Glee, you're not the only one. The newest addition to the show, Darren Criss, is also keeping his fingers crossed. "Chris [Colfer] and I, we both are equally curious to see what happens to our two characters," Criss said at the 2010 AMAs on November 21. "If it does evolve into a romantic relationship, I hope that it's organic and earnest and I hope that we earn it."
In light of the threatening letter containing a white powder sent to the Dancing With the Stars office late Friday night (allegedly addressed to Bristol Palin), pro-dancer Tony Dovolani told TV Guide Magazine at the 2010 AMAs on November 21 that Palin could count on his support through the ordeal.
Subscribe to TV Guide Magazine
Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow me on Twitter!
Question: I like the underdog too, but seriously, Bristol Palin in the finals of Dancing With the Stars? If the public is voting for the BEST dancers, then the last two couples would be Derek/Jennifer and Maks/Brandy. I agree that Bristol has come a long way and is better than she was, but she is NOT one of the best dancers!
Get ready for the biggest shocker yet on The Event: There isn't only one event! "Major large-scale, potentially world-changing events will end every season," says executive producer Evan Katz. The first of which, he hints, is ...
LennoNYC (Monday, 9/8c, PBS)
While you're busy downloading the Beatles catalog from iTunes, make time for this excellent American Masters documentary about the last decade in the life of Beatle extraordinaire John Lennon, whose life was cut short 30 years ago next month. LennoNYC uses rare archival material including home movies and revealing audio outtakes from ...
OK, how much do we love Broyles?
Whether he's the tight t-shirted one on the other side, or our homeland version, Lance Reddick's federal agant is just awesome. So God bless the Fringe writers for realizing that and giving us a real "pot Broyler" (to borrow the term from a Twitter pal) last night.
In another cool trip to the alt-verse, we got more backstory on their Broyles after the sicko who stole his son a few years back struck again...
Aussie actress Claudia Black, who parlayed the role of Aeryn Sun from Farscape to Stargate SG-1, has landed the sexy role of Guru Sona on The CW's 90210.
Beginning in late January, Sona will appear in a three-episode arc as a yoga guru who the West Beverly girls meet on a yoga retreat...