After eight seasons, Project Runway's Nina Garcia says judging the upcoming finale (part one airing tonight at 9/8c on Lifetime) was her most difficult by far...
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory created good chemistry by pairing Sheldon (Jim Parsons) with Amy (real-life brainiac Mayim Bialik). After Blossom, the former teen star earned her doctorate at UCLA, making her Hollywood's most famous actress with a Ph.D. We asked Bialik about her other life and our chances of seeing new couple Sheldon and Amy (aka "Shamie") get physical this season...
Fan fave and Emmy nominee Terri Colombino is headed to One Life to Live after 12 years as the eternally adorable Katie on As the World Turns. She's been cast as Aubrey Wentworth, the secret sweetheart of Joey Buchanan (Tom Degnan) and will first be seen November 29 while flying to Llanview to meet the parents. The timing of Aubrey's arrival couldn't be worse for lovelorn Kelly Cramer (Gina Tognoni), who is suddenly intent on going after Joey but has no idea he's already taken. TV Guide Magazine spoke with Colombino about her cool new gig and what's sure to be a very hot triangle!
TV Guide Magazine: Congrats on landing a job on the last New York soap standing. No relocation necessary!
Yum-O! For her October 29 Halloween episode, foodie and Halloween fiend Rachael Ray is serving up an episode packed with 3-D effects and suitably outré appearances by Pee-wee Herman and magicians Penn & Teller. Good thing the two-time Emmy winner is as fearless as she is fabulous.
TV Guide Magazine: Where did you come up with the idea to do a 3-D episode?
Ray: We went to this conference, and the men who created the Real-D technology were there. They showed us scenes from The Departed and [had] a showing of Kung Fu Panda in Real-D that was amazing. So I called ...
It's not easy being a traditional TV newsman in a new-media world. But Brian Williams, who grew up worshipping Walter Cronkite, remains the most watched anchor as NBC Nightly News averages 8 million viewers ...
Medium (Friday, 8/7c, CBS)
One of the funniest bits on 30 Rock's recent live episode was Jon Hamm's cameo as a guy whose hand transplant goes awry (a classic horror-movie staple). This week, it's Allison's turn to play it a bit more straight, as she gets a skin graft on her hand and it begins acting up as if the other hand doesn't know what it's doing. The episode is titled "Talk to the Hand." Good to know moving to Fridays and a different network didn't rob the series of its sense of humor.
To loosely paraphrase that old Limp Bizkit song: "I watched it for the squeaky." Squeaky Tony DiNozzo, that is, who turned out to be allergic to the suburbs in NCIS' "Dead Air" episode. Some fans worry that the character has gotten too silly, and these folks may have been mortified, not mollified, that DiNozzo spent much of the hour speaking in a scratchy-helium voice. Not everyone probably cottoned to the idea of hearing Tony, interrogating a terrorism suspect, half-shout "You want to spend the rest of your life in prison? Fine by me!" in a Mickey-Mouse-meets-Rod-Stewart voice. So you'll have to forgive those of us who couldn't stifle a laugh. There's always been a truism about how rare it is to find a beautiful woman who can pull off comedy, and this is a good moment to point out how equally unusual it is to find a beautiful man who'll go as wonderfully far out on the limb of ridiculousness as Michael Weatherly will.
After last week's tribe switcheroo, it's time for yet another twist! It's double elimination week, and both tribes will be finding their way to Tribal Council, but before they do, players must compete for individual immunity within their tribe. Yve feels left out of the Espada tribe after nobody clued her in on the plan to vote out Tyrone last week. Holly claims it's because Yve and Tyrone were in an alliance, which Yve vehemently denies. While Yve is trying to explain herself to Holly, Dan reveals to Holly that he's ready to quit the game because he can't stand the conditions and frankly doesn't need the money (especially if you've got those alligator shoes, Dan!)
Great Scott! Back to the Future's Doc Brown will be meeting Fringe's resident Doctor Frankenstein when Christopher Lloyd guest stars early next year as Walter's musical hero.
"We all know how much Walter loves music, right? Well this fellow was one of his icons," explains John Noble of Lloyd's role in the season's 10th episode. "He adored this man. So Walter gets to be a bit of a fanboy."
Lloyd, who is currently enjoying a resurgence thanks to the 25th anniversary of Future, begins filming next week in Vancouver and will appear in the show's 10th episode. And while there remains a Fringe-ian veil of secrecy surrounding his actual involvement in the hour's investigation, it's very clear that Nobel is excited to have Marty McFly's bestie coming aboard. ...