“Two and a Half Men” star Jon Cryer answers our 7 Questions

Jon Cyrer from Two and a Half Men

When Two and a Half Men returns for its 12th and final season on CBS Thursday, Oct. 30 at 9pmET, Jon Cryer will truly be the last man standing. Cryer’s gearing up for his final run as the whining, penny-pinching Alan, who still lives in his late brother’s Malibu beach house, but now mooches off Walden (Ashton Kutcher). Facing the end of this era, Cryer says, “It’s the final season. We are going to have fun with it, and be as profane and tasteless as always. “With Walden adopting a child, it will be a heartfelt journey,” he continues. “There … Continue reading

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Olive Kitteridge: HBO and Frances McDormand bring Elizabeth Strout bestseller to poignant life

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Like many readers of Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2008 novel Olive Kitteridge, Frances McDormand fell in love with the character-rich examination of small-town secrets and promptly shared it with her friends. One longtime pal called her soon after, wondering if McDormand would find a way to play the plainspoken Olive onscreen. McDormand said no, unwilling to dilute the power of Strout’s words. “For me, acting has always been just a social extension of my private reading life,” says the lifelong book collector, “so I was never interested in reading books to consider them as material to develop into other projects.” … Continue reading

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Fix My Choir: Michelle Williams and Deitrick Haddon prove the healing power of song

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Seated side by side on a sofa in a Beverly Hills hotel lounge, former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams and Preachers of L.A. star Deitrick Haddon are radiating positive energy. The pair has just turned a room full of exhausted TV critics into a sea of smiling faces courtesy of a rousing performance with the Hermosa Beach Gospel Choir — just one example of their costars on Oxygen’s uplifting new series Fix My Choir. Over the course of eight episodes, Haddon and Williams crisscross California — and the country — to turn a variety of struggling vocal groups into united … Continue reading

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Gold Rush’s Top 7 Miners: Christo Doyle picks his dream team

Gold Rush's Freddy Dodge takes the No. 1 spot on the Top 7 Gold Rush miners

Who are Gold Rush’s Top 7 miners — or more like, executive producer Christo Doyle’s dream team? As much as he didn’t want to answer that question, Doyle put together his fantasy team below. In addition to his ranking, we dish with Doyle on the realities of filming the series, as well as the drama involved in following these guys. But first things first, Christo Doyle gives no false pretense when it comes to his and the network’s relationship with these miners featured in Discovery’s top-rated series (airing Fridays at 9pm ET/PT). “We have absolutely no control of these gold … Continue reading

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Preview: Gold Rush Season 5 promises “most gold ever”

Gold Rush Season 5 features Tony Beets

Get ready pay-dirt fans as Gold Rush Season 5 kicks off in full throttle with new miners, new machinery and some seriously intense new story lines. Gold Rush Season 5 premieres Friday, Oct. 16 at 9pm ET/PT on Discovery. Last season’s winner Parker Schnabel is upping his ante and he’s looking to double his take from last season, with an unprecedented goal of 2,000 ounces. That’s more than $2.5 million! Not sure if that’s even realistic, but you go boy! The now-humbled Todd Hoffman is desperate to get back in the game after a ridiculously low yield of gold last … Continue reading

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Richard Blais on Hungry Games: “I’m learning more as a chef!”

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It’s October — the burnished gold, bonfire-scented heart of autumn. So odds are pretty good you’re gobbling up anything you can get your hands on that’s all about the apples or labeled “Pumpkin Spice.” Even if, if you ask me, 90 percent of the latter tastes more like drugstore aftershave than anything related to actual pumpkin seasonings. So what is it about the mere mention of fall that makes us crave all things sweetly spicy. What is it that makes us crave anything at all? That’s the heart of the matter of Food Network’s fun and fascinating new series Hungry Games, hosted … Continue reading

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7 Questions with Emily Kinney of The Walking Dead

7 Questions with Emily Kinney of The Walking Dead

Emily Kinney, the 29-year-old songbird who plays Beth Greene on AMC’s The Walking Dead says that while she’s endlessly grateful Beth survived to Season 5, she’s especially happy that the youngest Greene has finally been able to stop minding the children and show the world what she’s made of. “You don’t see Beth a lot in those first couple seasons, so as an actor, I’m filling in those gaps, filling in things that aren’t written with my imagination,” Kinney says of the second half of Season 4 that saw her holding her own (and revealing her innermost thoughts) while on … Continue reading

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Recap of Tethered episode 1, interviews with Keith and Willow

Keith from Tethered Episode 1

Tonight marked the premiere episode of Discovery’s new survival series Tethered (Sundays at 10pm ET/PT), which follows two strangers — who are complete polar opposites — vying to get to an extraction point while bound together by a 6 foot tether. In our recap of Tethered episode 1, titled “My Way or the Highway,” we meet (and later talk to) Keith and Willow, both delightfully entertaining men who end up learning a lot about themselves in their grueling journey. Meet “Keith” Age: 43 Resides: Utah Occupation: Navy vet who served 8 tours in Iraq Starting attitude: Hardheaded, biased, no warm … Continue reading

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Adrienne Bailon Talks Hosting “Nail’d It” on Oxygen

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The high drama world of high fashion nail artistry comes to a head on Oxygen’s new competition series, Nail’d It. The series pits 18 of the best up and coming nail artists against one another as they claw their way to the top to claim a life changing grand prize of $100,000. And this show is more than determining who can max-out a manicure, this show is all about elevating the humble fingernail to a magnificent work of art! Judging the competition are some of the top talents in the nail industry including Terrance Terry, an outspoken Atlanta salon owner … Continue reading

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Interview: Two heads are better than one for Sarah Paulson in “American Horror Story: Freak Show”

Sarah Paulson in American Horror Story-Freak Show

Last season’s Supreme, Sarah Paulson, has double duty in his go-round of American Horror Story playing conjoined twins Bette and Dot — two characters, Paulson tells us, that have proved to be her most challenging role to date.  American Horror Story: Freak Show debuts on FX Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 10pm ET/PT. “What I’ve already got to do in the first three episodes, there’s just nowhere else I would have done any of it — any of it — ever!” Paulson tells us. “We all know that I don’t have two heads, so how we are achieving this is very … Continue reading

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