Royal Pains

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Royal Pains' Paulo Costanzo on Directing, Divya's Big Love Scene, 50 Shades of Jewish?

Paulo Constanza

Royal Pains' episode on Wednesday (9/8c, USA) marks the directorial debut of star Paulo Costanzo, but don't think anyone, or anything, went easy for him just because it was his first time behind the camera. See: a severe rain delay that kept the cameras rolling until 5 a.m., an hour-long fire alarm during a nightclub shoot and a very testy Brinks driver.

"We were shooting in the city and this Brinks truck pulled directly in the middle of our shot. All of these production assistants ran over and said you got to move it! The driver got out of the car, pulled... read more

Top Moments: Rihanna Cries with Oprah and Michael Westen Gets Burned… Again

Rihanna

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11. Say It, Don't Spray It Award: It's finally time for the big Nutcracker performance at Fanny's dance studio, but since this is the summer finale of Bunheads, things can't go off without a hitch. Michelle tries her best to help the dancers get ready for the next act, but when she means to dose them with some extra hairspray, she accidentally sprays them all — and herself — with mace and finds herself in some major hot water with the dancers' parents. Was a little frizz really worth the trouble?

10. Empty Promises Award: When guests cancel a talk show appearance, most shows scramble to... read more

Telenovela Star Khotan Checks in to Royal Pains

Khotan

Chances are, if you've ever watched Telemundo, you've seen Mexican soap opera star Khotan smolder (so much so, that he's hot enough to go by only his first name). Starting Wednesday, you don't have to understand Spanish to get all the sweet nothings he whispers: He's making his English-language TV debut on Royal Pains as Rafa, an Argentinean polo player and underwear model who falls for Dr. Hank's physician assistant Divya (Reshma Shetty). Below, we get him to gossip a little about his character. 

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Wilmer Valderrama to Woo Melanie Griffith on Raising Hope

Wilmer Valderrama

Wilmer Valderrama has landed a multi-episode arc on Raising Hope, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

The That '70s Show alum will... read more

Top Moments: The Olympics Burn Bright and Dallas' New Gunshot Mystery

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12. Most Tone-Deaf Elimination:
The Glee Project takes an interesting turn when the show's arguably three best singers land in the bottom three and are forced to sing for Ryan Murphy. Shanna, this season's frontrunner, dominates her Kelly Clarkson tune before mustering the courage to tell Murphy she doesn't belong at the bottom. Shockingly, he decides she's wrong and sends her packing. Um, so who's going to be the next Rachel Berry now?

11. Best 'Shipper Switcheroo: Now that Pretty Little Liars' Caleb is back in Rosewood, he and Hanna are sure to get back together, right? ... read more

Carrie Preston Heads to Royal Pains

Carrie Preston

Carrie Preston is heading from the bayou to The Hamptons.

The True Blood actress will guest-star as a as a romance novelist on a September episode of Royal Pains' fourth season, TV Line reports.

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Top Moments: Death Becomes True Blood and Big Brother's Kick in the Head

Ian Terry

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14. The Miracle of Breastfeeding, Part 1:  On Beverly Hills Nannies, veteran "manny" Justin isn't prepared when stay-at-home mom Marika asks him to organize her breast milk by date and ounces in a "dead-body deep-freezer of milk." "Are you stocking up for the apocalypse?" Justin asks upon seeing it already halfway filled with his boss' breast-crements. Marika is offended that Justin is so squeamish about her hoard milk, but shouldn't she have been more... read more

Royal Pains Exclusive First Look: Mark Feuerstein Directs His Dad!

Mark Feuerstein

When Mark Feuerstein stepped behind the camera to direct his second episode of Royal Pains earlier this year, he had the opportunity to work with a very special guest star: his dad.

"Rather than being directed by my father for the past 41 years, I got to reverse history and direct him,"  Feuerstein tells TVGuide.com of his dad, Harvey. "He is my idol and my mentor."

Character Chatter: Join in the conversation with other Royal Pains fans 

In the USA drama's Aug. 1 episode, Mark's "larger-than-life" lawyer father plays... read more

Mega Buzz: Revenge Family Drama, Office Newbies and True Blood's Hookup

Emily Van Camp, John Krasinski, Anna Paquin

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @adam_bryant or @NatalieAbrams.

I know it's early, but got any scoop on Revenge? —Jennifer
NATALIE:
Daniel isn't the only Grayson making a play for the family business. Conrad's son from his first marriage will pop up next season. Intelligent and effortlessly handsome, this other heir apparent will attempt to reclaim his role in Conrad's life and company, throwing the family and corporate dynamic into chaos. Anyone else hoping Emily sets her sights on him next?

I heard The Office might be bringing in some fresh blood. Got any intel on Dunder Mifflin's new hires? —Michael
ADAM:
Yes, but don't worry, the paper company isn't... read more

Top Moments: Andy Cohen Jumps the Fence and Ann Curry Has a Sad Farewell

Andy Cohen

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13. Most Unexpected House Call:
As a physician's assistant in a concierge medical practice, Divya is used to making house calls on Royal Pains. But she is very taken aback, and rightfully so, when her mother comes to her late at night against her father's strict wishes. Her mother drops the bombshell that she has left Divya's father and needs a place to stay. Who's ready for some major mother-daughter bonding?

12. Worst Poker Face: It's sex education time on ... read more

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Premiered: June 04, 2009, on USA
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Premise: A blacklisted doctor stumbles into private medical service for the rich and famous in the Hamptons.

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