Nancy Grace, Swift Justice
Jeers to Swift Justice.
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No, I'm not talking about Taylor Swift's VMA revenge on Kanye West — although I'd rather watch those two mudwrestle than this new syndicated Judge Judy not-gonnabe with Nancy Grace. Can someone please explain this browbeating brute's appeal? As if she doesn't have enough time on her nightly hourlong self-titled HLN jeremiad to badger would-be witnesses, now she's appointed herself judge, jury and executioner on small-claims cases brought by plaintiffs and defendants naïve — or attention-starved — enough to allow Grace to make a final, binding decision...
With 30 new shows premiering on the major networks this fall, the doors are wide open for a new breakout hit. Could it be The Event, the sci-fi thriller starring Jason Ritter, Laura Innes and Blair Underwood? Or will the working-class comedy Raising Hope with Martha Plimpton and Cloris Leachman become the new Roseanne? Perhaps the action and tropical scenery of Hawaii Five-0 will bring audiences back to the islands. But Tom Selleck's Blue Bloods and its family of New York City cops might end up TV's most arresting drama. Vote in our poll after the jump...
Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell
As Vegas defense attorneys in CBS's new legal drama The Defenders, Jerry O'Connell and Jim Belushi get to banter in court and represent some interesting characters in stories loosely based on the trials of real-life Sin City attorneys Michael Cristalli and Marc Saggese.
Is Greens the killer? The murder of David Hayward on ABC's All My Children takes a trippy turn next week when his wife Greenlee — played by Rebecca Budig — admits she forged several letters to make it appear that the evil doc committed suicide. But is the guy really dead? A rep for Vincent Irizarry, who played David, recently posted a statement on the actor's official Facebook page saying Irizarry was "still in negotiations" with the show — suggesting this might be yet another phony "death" in Pine Valley. Irizarry then issued a follow-up statement claiming this announcement was "unauthorized and premature" but never said it was untrue. What ev. TV Guide Magazine spoke to Budig in the midst of the Irizarry hoo-hah and got her take on the whodunit. Guess which soap she hopes to land on if Greens gets the electric chair!
Deena Nicole Cortese
The Jersey Shore crew's newest housemate, Deena Nicole Cortese, hit the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards and revealed a few tidbits about adjusting to of the house of hookups—and fame.
"Oh my God, it's surreal!" Cortese, originally an off-camera pal of Snooki's, told TV Guide Magazine about her newfound fame, which she's already experiencing months before she makes her official debut on the reality series. "I have fan pages already, and people Twittering me, and I'm just like 'I just got out of the house two days ago!'"
CBS's As the World Turns will end its landmark run on Friday. What better way to say goodbye than to let the fearless, unsinkable Eileen Fulton — now in her 50th year playing Lisa — cut loose one last time!
Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki
Jump in the pool with Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco and Jim Parsons as the stars of The Big Bang Theory goof around during their cover shoot for TV Guide Magazine! We've got your exclusive first look at the three stars as they tease the CBS comedy's new season, their move to Thursdays at 8/7c and even get a little wet! Check out the video after the jump...
After pursuing Katee Sackhoff for several years, CSI executive producer Carol Mendelsohn tells TV Guide Magazine that the Battlestar Galactica actress is heading to Vegas for November sweeps — and maybe a little longer...
Let's not be too harsh on Chelsea Handler. It wasn't all her fault that the VMA's stank this year.
No, there was a lot wrong with last night's show. First off, about 90% of the performances were autotuned monstrosities — none worse than Best New Artist zygote Justin Bieber, who took to a stage outside of L.A.'s Nokia Theatre for a mall tour-caliber rendition of his hit, "Baby," which sounded like he was singing through an airplane propeller. Kid was more dubbed than a Godzilla movie...
Masi Oka, Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan
Heroes alums Masi Oka (Hiro) and Jack Coleman (Noah "Horn-Rimmed Glasses" Bennet) have landed fun new gigs on CBS procedurals, both as characters named Max. "I'm playing an odd little man named Max Bergman," says Hawaii Five-0 addition Masi, who'll begin recurring in Episode 4. "He's brilliant at two things — being the Honolulu medical examiner and playing the piano, which he does in his autopsy-room office to help him think."
Meanwhile, on The Mentalist, Jack pops up...