We talk Bride by Design with Heidi Elnora!

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Bride By Design premieres tonight at 9/8CT on TLC. If you’re a fan of TLC’s famous BrideDay Friday block of bridal-gown goodness, you’re sure to love its newest addition, Bride by Design, starring Alabama-based fashion maven and Season 2 Project Runway contestant Heidi Elnora. But there’s lots of insight and inspiration here for avid fashionistas, too. “I am super excited, because it really takes the viewers into my world and seeing what it is to be a designer — all the processes and all the love and time that goes into a dress,” says Elnora, who graduated from the Savannah College … Continue reading

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Haaz Sleiman: “Killing Jesus” is “a celebration for us as humans”

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Haaz Sleiman relaxes in the simple cafe of a 400-year-old casbah in tiny Tamnougalt, Morocco. Grime-streaked and dressed in a simple cloth robe, the actor is nearly beatific, having just wrapped a pivotal scene in Killing Jesus, National Geographic Channel’s latest and most ambitious epic culled from the popular book series by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. Sleiman introduces himself, then smiles and gestures at the Atlas Mountains visible through an ornately grated window and says, “Every day I am grateful, because it is overwhelmingly beautiful being here. Morocco is such a beautiful country; it feels like you are on a movie set just looking at the … Continue reading

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“Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies” a biography of everyone’s worst enemy

"Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies" a biography of everyone's worst enemy

Ken Burns executive produces Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, a three-part, six-hour documentary based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by cancer researcher Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee. Airing on PBS March 30-April 1 at 9pm ET (check local listings), the ambitious project tells the story of cancer from nearly every angle, looking at the history of its diagnosis, study and treatment, following current patients battling the disease, and uncovering breakthroughs that might someday lead to a cure. The first episode, “Magic Bullets,” focuses on the centuries-long search for a cure. Tuesday’s episode, “The Blind Men and the Elephant,” looks at the rapid advances in … Continue reading

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“Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” another winner from Alex Gibney

"Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" another winner from Alex Gibney

You may have been somewhat familiar with the religion of Scientology if you are a fan of two of its most famous adherents, Tom Cruise and John Travolta, but Alex Gibney’s striking documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, making its debut March 29 on HBO, goes way beyond the external facade to reveal an — at best, weird; at worst, frightening, abusive and borderline fascistic — organization. Cruise and Travolta are, of course, featured in prominent portions of the documentary (although both declined to participate in the film, archival footage is offered, including a segment with Cruise speaking … Continue reading

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American Crime Episode 4 recap

American Crime Episode 4 recap

Gwen started awakening from her coma, and other main characters faced awakenings of their own, in American Crime Episode 4. The hour started with us watching Aliyah (Regina King) in her temple, listening to the preacher talk about inequality, and charging his congregation to go out in the world and achieve greatness. Aliyah follows through on this, and on her promise to Carter (Elvis Nolasco) last week that she would help him by getting him a lawyer who works for a cause. This lawyer is Brother Timothy (Cedric Duplechain), who meets with Carter and Aliyah. Timothy explains to Carter how … Continue reading

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Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe answers our 7 Questions

Outlander's Caitriona Balfe answers our 7 Questions

Outlander star Caitriona Balfe credits bestselling author Diana Gabaldon for the series’ large fan base, but she’s far too modest to admit that fans are just as obsessed with her and her costar Sam Heughan, who bring the beloved characters of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser to life. Outlander will return for the second half of Season 1 beginning Saturday, April 4. In the new episodes Claire’s “beginning to realize how dangerous the world that she’s in now is. We’ll see her learn, she’ll definitely learn from these experiences,” Balfe tells. In a continuation from our earlier interview, the delightful … Continue reading

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A&E “Surviving Marriage” recap: Cleburn and April

Surviving Marriage Cleburn and April

On Tuesday, March 24, A&E premiered new reality series Surviving Marriage, which is like what a drunken post-prom hookup between Dr. Phil and Survivor in the back of a Ford Econoline van would produce as offspring. Couples on the brink of divorce (who probably shouldn’t have gotten married in the first place) go to a South Pacific island together and go through a series of challenges that are supposed to help them determine if their unions are worth saving — because SCIENCE proves there’s no better way to work out serious marital problems than to put them on television. Here’s … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Season 6 will be show’s final season

Downton Abbey Season 6 will be show's final season

It had been speculated about a bit recently, and today the producers of Downton Abbey confirmed the news that fans have been dreading: that Season 6 of the international hit drama will be the series’ last. Carnival Film’s Managing Director and Executive Producer of Downton Abbey, Gareth Neame said in a release, “Millions of people around the world have followed the journey of the Crawley family and those who serve them for the last five years. Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end and Downton is no exception. We wanted to close the doors of Downton Abbey when it … Continue reading

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Seeds of Yesterday on Lifetime: James Maslow explains the art of Bart

James Maslow as Bart Winslow in Seeds of Yesterday

Seeds of Yesterday, the fourth movie in Lifetime’s V.C. Andrews Dollanganger series, premieres Sunday, April 12 at 10/9CT on Lifetime. What It’s Based On: The follow-up to Thorns hit bookstores in 1984 and marked a 15-year leap forward in the Sheffield family story. Lifetime of a Lesson: Sometimes your brother is a really lousy keeper. Seeds‘ most notable swerve from the novel is its omission of Corrine’s devious sibling Joel; instead, the now grown Bart (Big Time Rush’s James Maslow) remains deeply influenced by his zealot great-grandfather Malcolm Foxworth and turns his home into a re-creation of Foxworth Hall. Bart invites Cathy, Chris and … Continue reading

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Get To Know “The Holderness Family”

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Penn Holderness is pacing. That’s what his wife Kim reveals while we chat on the phone about their new show on UP, The Holderness Family, which premieres March 26 at 10pmET/PT. In the charming series, we get to peek inside their cute, creative and crazy lives. Penn Holderness — a former local TV sports anchor, and his wife Kim — a former local TV reporter, have used the overwhelming success of their family’s lovable viral video, “Xmas Jammies,” to help launch their unique family business. “It’s crazy how that video of us dancing in our jammies kind of put us … Continue reading

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