The American public has a love-hate relationship with soccer, so it was fitting that the U.S. national team's recent run at the World Cup was both exhilarating and maddening. Though they had a tendency to surrender early goals, the squad's scrappy resilience earned them new fans — and impressive TV ratings. "I thought we played pretty well for the most part," midfielder Landon Donovan says of his team, which lost a frustrating game to Ghana in the Round of 16...
Stephanie Pratt, Lauren 'Lo' Bosworth
It's the end of an error. But at least the most scripted "reality" show ever went out with a wink.
While The Hills should have been dunzo back when Lauren and Whitney left the building, it was still a bummer to think about saying goodbye to the gang. It's been a wild six seasons since LC and Heidi moved from Laguna Beach to L.A., and in that time, a lot has changed...
Cheers to Peter Gallagher for pulling double duty on a pair of basic-cable dramas.
The charismatic charmer, who's long seemed like a character actor blessed with a leading man's looks, has been too-seldom-seen on the small screen since the sun set on The O.C.'s Sandy Cohen in 2007...
Celebrate the return of USA Network's summer hit White Collar (Tuesdays at 10/9c) with some juicy on set secrets from star Tim DeKay! The actor recently visited TV Guide Magazine's Cubicle Confessions and revealed what he truly wanted to be when he grew up, his real-life FBI training and even performed a Beyonce impression...
Liz Vassey, CSI
As the fall season approaches, shows are looking to add some new characters.
Glee is adding a new high school jock named Sam, who is described as very good looking. Though he plays football, Sam must also have a strong singing voice. Sounds like he could be at the heart of the season premiere, which is titled "Audition." Sam also sounds a lot like the character Chris Colfer told me they were conceptualizing for Kurt's new boyfriend. If so, our little Kurtie scored big time! My advice to Sam: if you like it then you should put a ring on it!
As CSI goes into its 11th season without actress Liz Vassey (Wendy)...
Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Vartan
It was a high-wattage party when TNT and TBS gathered together the stars of their current and upcoming series. Inter-show mingling and laughter ensued as the actors hammed it up for the camera in TV Guide Magazine's photo booth. Memphis Beat's Jason Lee debated the country's best barbecue, Will Smith roamed the room in support of his wife, HawthoRNe's Jada Pinkett Smith, and the stars...
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
The framed letter from President Obama hangs in the hallway outside Matt Weiner's office. "He wrote to say he enjoyed Season 3," the Mad Men creator says, giggling in disbelief. "He was congratulating me on my and the show's success, and I wanted to say, 'But wait, you're the successful person.'"
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The president was merely speaking for the quality-TV nation. In three seasons, Mad Men has gone from being a cool retro diversion to one of the most stylish, seductive shows in TV history...
It's the blessing and curse of all hard-working character actors: "I have a household face but not a household name," says Tim DeKay, who plays FBI agent Peter Burke on White Collar (airing tonight at 9/8c, USA).
Burke's job is to keep tabs on con—turned—FBI consultant Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer)...
Note: Violence is never the answer. However, what went down last night on The Real Housewives of New Jersey wasn't so much violence as it was the highest level of low-class art we've ever been blessed with. The screaming. The shoving. The insults. The fake hair. It was all so...Real Housewives. On 'roids...