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'RHONY': Bethenny’s Drama Trumps Others

May 20th, 2015 8:37am EDT
Bethenny
There’s housewife drama, and then there’s Bethenny drama. Bethenny wins. We all know her story from her first go round on the show, then from her two spin-offs, and of course, from her talk show: no relationship with her horse trainer father; and being estranged from her mother, who had a number of men, one was a stepfather, John, who Bethenny remembers fondly albeit the fact that he used to physically abuse her mother. After twenty-five years she is going to reunite with him. But first, there’s a party to go to.

Ramona, or shall we call her She Of The Never-ending Birthday, is still celeb...
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'The Bachelorette' Is Back!

May 19th, 2015 10:34am EDT
'The Bachelorette' Season Premiere Recap: Meet The Crazies Compe
Is there anything more beautiful than true love? No. No there is not. There is, however, something more entertaining: 25 jackasses all competing to win the affection of two women they saw on a few episodes of reality TV last year. On a dating show franchise entering its 30th (!!) combined season and boasting six whole couples that haven't yet divorced in a messy hate-splosion.

"The Bachelorette" is back!

There is, of course, a twist this season. This is "Bachelorette" x 2 - two lovely ladies seeking a life partner. Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe both got the boot from Chris Soules on ...
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Koryn Hawthorne & Pharrell Williams Ready For Tonight's Finale

May 19th, 2015 9:42am EDT
Koryn Hawthorne & Pharrell Williams On 'The Voice' Journey
Continuing our look at each of the duos remaining on The Voice, after Monday night's last performance show we checked in with Koryn Hawthorne and her coach, Pharrell Williams.

What does Pharrell think is so special about Koryn (and her teammate and fellow finalist, Sawyer Fredericks)? What was it like for Koryn to record a song written by Pharrell? They told us on the red carpet at Universal Studios Hollywood.

"This whole journey has just been life-changing and amazing. I've grown so much as an artist, but I've grown as a person also," reflected Koryn. "It gets me emotional because I'm so...
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Spoilers Ahead For This Week’s 'Orphan Black'

May 18th, 2015 3:43pm EDT
Orphan Black
Previously - Allison's new drug kingpin boss is her old high school boyfriend. Felix convinced Cosima to go get laid. Helena broke out of her cell but killed a tortured Castor instead of escaping. Sarah and Castor Mark dug up a Castor baby but Sarah ended up captured.

The main question I was left with in this episode was "how does Helena reach that far down her back to slice herself up?" Is she quadruple-jointed? It's not secret cutting if everyone knows, Hel. Welcome to this week's Orphan Black recap. This week we learned that Mrs. S had a husband die and likes to dance badly but enthusi...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Leaves Us With Lots Of Questions To Be Answered Next Fall

May 18th, 2015 12:05pm EDT
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Finale Recap: 'Johnny And Dora' Ends On Two
Last year's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" finale, "Charges and Specs," was a great episode. Not much of a finale, though.

Especially considered the two big cliffhangers the episode gave us- Jake abandoning the Nine-Nine to go undercover, and Gina and Boyle hooking up- weren't the game-changers they initially seemed.

Jake's time in the mob was one episode. Gina and Boyle's traumatizing sexcapades lasted five episodes.

"Johnny and Dora" seems like a very different finale beast. It, too, sends two plot threads dangling off the proverbial season-cliff. One involves two characters hooking up. The othe...
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'Bob's Burgers' Fifth Season Is A Wrap

May 18th, 2015 10:40am EDT
Bob's Burgers
With little fanfare, or more fanfare than expected, depending on how you look at it, “Bob’s Burgers” wrapped up its fifth season on May 17, 2015, making for another winning entry in the canon of classic animated sitcoms. It was a wacky year, with a wacky 7:30 timeslot resulting in conflicts with football for much of the fall. A cancellation of one show and the premiere of another had “Bob’s” bouncing to the 9:30 spot and then back to 7:30. So perhaps the odd scheduling choice of two new episodes two hours apart was the most appropriate decision to end this season. It certainly fit the ethos...
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Our Final Glimpse Into The World Of 'Mad Men'

May 18th, 2015 9:21am EDT
Mad Men Series Finale
Just when I thought we’d be saying, “Goodbye, Don Draper; hello Dick Whitman,” Matthew Weiner once again gives the ad man a reason to return after running away from home – except this time it was more satisfying.

Escaping from NYC/advertising/family life has had many false starts: Don went for a drive to nowhere, picked up hitchhikers who beat him up; took off when he was on a business trip in California without saying where he was going or when he'd return; and propositioned many mistresses to just pick up and "get out of here." But he always ended up begrudgingly back in Ossining and lyi...
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Has 'Game Of Thrones' Obsession With Rape Gone Too Far?

May 18th, 2015 8:41am EDT
Game of Thrones
Just when you thought the Game of Thrones character hadn’t dealt with enough horror, the show manages to pull out yet another horrific, unexpected scene. “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” constantly built up the tension from beginning to end. It starts with a relatively sleepy set of Arya scenes, filling the middle with rising stakes for every storyline, and then ends with the overwrought Sansa scene. Most of it was very well done, save for the consistently disappointing Sand Snakes, even if the direction of Sansa’s storyline is a continuation with the show’s obsession with rape.

Here are the mo...
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'SNL' Season 40 Finale – We Grade The Sketches

May 17th, 2015 9:25am EDT
SNL Season 40 Finale
In recent “SNL” history, the season finale has been reserved for familiar faces. Year 40 was no different, with Louis C.K. hosting for the third time in as many seasons and Rihanna making her fifth appearance as musical guest. Finales often have a celebratory air, with an overabundance of cameos, or an ode to the upcoming summer, or a farewell to departing talent, but there was not much of that this time. Instead, this was a fairly standard Season 40 episode, with a focus on original material that was best when it got weird. Unfortunately, it did not go weird often enough, and what resulted...
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'Strike Back' Flashback: Season 1, Episode 3

May 15th, 2015 12:08pm EDT
'Strike Back' Flashback: Picking Up The Pieces, Part 1
Having survived the worst hotel stay ever, Michael Stonebridge and Damien Scott make their way to South Africa in Strike Back's "Cinemax Season 1, Episode 3," which starts a new arc that changes the Section 20 team permanently. You'd think it's a little early for such a shakeup, but they really don't screw around on this show.

Action opens with Stonebridge, Scott and Marshall looking to make up for the squad's previous mistake by staking out three suspects connected to Latif. Needless to say, Scott causes a problem - although this one really isn't his fault, as the guy he's standing next t...
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