At the NBC Summer Press Day, Betsey Johnson and Lulu Johnson were on hand to discuss their new Style network show, "XOX Betsey Johnson." Fashionistas quickly recognized the Mutt-and-Jeff mother-daughter pair, who, while both blonde, couldn't be more different. That disparity is, in part, what drives the show, which follows the pair as Lulu launches her own brand separate from her mother's -- but with her mom on board as an investor.
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On Friday, developments in Boston were so crazy and fast-moving that it was unclear throughout the day which, if any, network primetime shows would actually air that night. For a brief window, it looked like "Happy Endings" was going to air another of its Friday double-features, and I posted a sneak preview clip (embedded again at the top of this post), but of course all the networks wound up pre-empting their primetime schedules to focus on what had happened in Watertown.
With the "Happy Endings" finale tentatively scheduled for this coming Friday, it was unclear what would happen to those two episodes set for last week. For a few days, the episodes were available on Hulu, iTunes, etc., and it looked like ABC might just skip airing them altogether. Today, though, it was decided to just slide the scheduling a week. So last week's episodes will now air this Friday at 8 & 8:30, and the season's final two episodes will air at the same time on Friday, May 3. Because of this, the episodes are no longer available online (though if you already bought them off of iTunes, score.)
"I hate to say it," Daniel Holden's stepbrother admits, by way of explaining why they've never gotten to know each other, "but we all thought he'd be dead by now, anyway."
This is the story of Daniel's life, and non-death, as depicted in the beautiful new Sundance Channel series "Rectify" (it debuts tonight at 9 with back-to-back episodes; the first three hours are already available On Demand). Convicted as a teenager for the rape and murder of his high school girlfriend, Daniel (played by Aden Young) has spent the last 19 years on Death Row, retreating further and further inward, preparing for the moment when he departs the earth once and for all.
HBO will telecast the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies on May 18, but you can get a snippet of what you’ll see then—and what you missed when the class of 2013 was inducted on April 18 in Los Angeles—in our wrap-up of the evening’s proceedings. This year's inductees were Albert King, Heart, Rush, Donna Summer, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Lou Adler, and Quincy Jones.
The actual program lasted nearly 4 1/2 hours, some of it glorious, some of it painful:
Among the glorious to watch for on the HBO special:
*Gary Clark Jr./John Mayer/Booker T Jones salute to Albert King, including their performance of Jones’ “Born Under a Bad Sign,” which he co-wrote for King when he was 19.
*Heart’s ferocious performance of “Crazy On You,” including Ann Wilson’s vocals, which only seem to get stronger.
*Foo Fighters Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins’ hilarious salute to Rush
*Rush’s “Tom Sawyer” performance: if for nothing else, the great aerial shots of Neil Peart’s drum set up.
Not so glorious:
*Flavor Flav’s 15-minute rambling speech that had everyone in the room started to wish an extremely patient Chuck D would point to Flav’s clock and tell him his time is up
*Quincy Jones’s similarly rambling speech--although he has earned the right to drift and sail through his speech however he sees fit.
*Usher’s strangely lounge-like performance of Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You” (although he makes up for it with his dance moves
The "Veronica Mars" movie's reunions won't only take place in front of the camera. Rob Thomas needed help writing the script, so he recruited one of the show's original — and best — writers in Diane Ruggiero to do it with him.
While the final part of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" season reunion covered lots of territory -- Porsha's singing skills, Apollo's possible text flirtation with Kenya, twirl T-shirts -- but really, all of that paled in comparison to Kenya being plunked firmly on the hot seat and, yes, melting the hell down.
A review of tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as I imagine Joe Namath in a straw hat...
I'll admit that "Once Upon A Time" has grown on me, as the show has put some wildly creative spins on creaky old fairy tales. One character I was looking forward to being rebooted was Belle, who kicked things off in Storybrooke locked away in an insane asylum. Evil queen Regina didn't even bother to give her a Storybrooke personality, as it didn't matter -- she was tucked out of sight, and any of her rantings would just be chalked up to mental illness. It was a dark but promising twist.
A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as the shrubbery has ears...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC's sitcom "The New Normal," FX's thriller "American Horror Story: Asylum" and NBC's daytime drama "Days of Our Lives" took home top TV honors at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards held Saturday night in Los Angeles.
Recently, Iyanla Vanzant has been given the task of fixing all things broken, from minds to marriages, on her OWN show "Iyanla, Fix My Life." (Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. ET). This is usually the job of a therapist, but as far as I can tell, the closest Vanzant comes to having those particular credentials is being the author of piles of self-help books, the recipient of a masters degree in spiritual psychology, a Yoruba priestess, and an ordained New Thought minister (yes, those are things, I guess). She calls herself a spiritual technician, which means she's about as qualified, at least on paper, to fix your car as she is your mind.
But none of that matters, as Vanzant has been touched on the shoulder by the mighty one, Oprah Winfrey, and that's as good as a doctorate, at least in TV terms. Still, even She can change her mind, and when it comes to Vanzant, She did.