The '61 Lincoln convertible has pulled up to the curb once more and Vincent Chase's crew is climbing out for a seventh season of Entourage (Sunday, June 27, 10:30/9:30c, HBO), but the bonds between the party-hardy boys and the women who love them will grow — and, in one case, be tested.
Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge
Oh my god, how fun is this show?! You could even say it's Fabulous! Chronicling the efforts of partners Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge as they attempt to square their urbanista attitudes with a Green Acres-ish existence on an upstate New York farm, this feisty new docu-series (Wednesdays, 9/8c, Planet Green) is the cutest thing since that hat-wearing kitten on YouTube...and the gayest show not on Bravo. But this is no Simple Life Goes 'Mo. The guys aren't idiots — former drag queen Kilmer-Purcell is a best-selling author and ad exec, Ridge is a former consultant to Martha Stewart's empire — and there's nary a "we're just doing this for the cameras" vibe. In fact, Kilmer-Purcell and Ridge have been running Beekman Estate since 2007 and distribute a boutique line of organic goods that needs to go national. (We really want some of that goat's milk soap, OK?) Best yet, their open affection with one another and devotion to their fellow local farmers feels as natural as their products. If only all reality TV couples were so healthy and good for you, huh?
Did you check in with Planet Green's Fabulous Beekman Boys last night?
January Jones and Jon Hamm, Mad Men
True Blood, Royal Pains and Burn Notice have already premiered but there's lots more to come.
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2010 MTV Movie Awards
There sure is a hell of a lot of foul language on television these days.
You may have noticed some profanity if you sat through the MTV Movie Awards on June 6. Always a rollicking event where celebrities can cut loose in a way they wouldn't on a traditional trophy show, the telecast was laced with so many vulgarities that whoever was in control of the "bleep" button couldn't keep up...
Alex O'Loughlin fans got a bloody good summer treat when the CW acquired all 16 episodes of Moonlight, the Aussie actor's short-lived but beloved vampire detective show. "We get letters and e-mails about Moonlight all the time," says CW entertainment chief Dawn Ostroff. "And so we thought it would be interesting if we aired it following The Vampire Diaries."
Moonlight (Thursdays at 9/8c, The CW) follows the perpetually 30-year-old private investigator Mick St. John (O'Loughlin), his hedonistic buddy Josef (Jason Dohring) and Beth Turner (Sophia Myles), a young reporter whose chemistry with Mick threatens her relationship with her human fiancé. Around to cause trouble...
What's the one thing Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi is craving nowadays?
"A good night's sleep," says the new mom of 3-month-old daughter Krishna Thea. Too bad that's about ...
John Mayer, Keith Urban
CMT Crossroads (Friday, 10/9c, CMT)
Guitar gurus John Mayer and Keith Urban mash up genres in a dual concert that marks both musicians' return to the show (Mayer appeared with Brad Paisley in 2004, Urban with John Fogerty in 2005). The playlist includes Urban and Mayer standards and concludes with a cover of George Michael's "Faith."
Jimmy Kimmel and Ricardo Reyes
Cheers to Jimmy Kimmel for a comedic slam dunk.
ABC's late night funnyman has used his prime time Game Night specials to introduce an unlikely (but hugely likable) new sports superstar: Ricardo Reyes. The 5'7", 41-year-old busboy at Barney's Beanery in Hollywood is a master of the Pop-a-Shot mini-basketball game. So far he has defeated LeBron James, Charles Barkley, Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom and Carmelo Anthony. And no one's even come close to Ricardo, who often doubles the NBA All-Stars' scores. For his latest triumph, Kimmel rewarded Reyes with a 2011 Ford Mustang. With that kind of a suave ride, Rico could fit right in with the New Jersey Nets.
Jason Thompson and Brianna Brown
We can't say we didn't see this coming. But it's still a stunner. On July 2, General Hospital surgeons Lisa Niles (Brianna Brown) and Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) will get drunk and hit the sack while his wife, Robin (Kimberly McCullough), is away in Africa working with AIDS patients. That's not the surprising part. Lisa and Patrick were lovers back in college so it was only a matter of time before the past reared its naughty head. This is what throws us for a loop:
"Lisa is going to get very obsessive with Patrick and we will go into a Fatal Attraction story," says the soap's Emmy-winning head writer Bob Guza...