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"XOX Betsey Johnson"

 "XOX Betsey Johnson"

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NBC Summer Press Day: Betsey Johnson talks fashion, fun and 'AbFab'

The fashion icon explains that 'girls just want to have fun'

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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<p>&quot;Happy Endings&quot; hero Max (Adam Pally) will get to compete in a gay pageant, after all.</p>

"Happy Endings" hero Max (Adam Pally) will get to compete in a gay pageant, after all.

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ABC reschedules lost 'Happy Endings' episodes

Sitcom was one of many Friday shows bumped by news coverage from Boston

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.) 

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<p>In &quot;Rectify,&quot;&nbsp;Daniel (Aden Young)&nbsp;faces the press after being released from prison.</p>

In "Rectify," Daniel (Aden Young) faces the press after being released from prison.

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Review: Sundance's 'Rectify' a slow but gripping story

A Death Row prisoner readjusts to life after an unexpected release

"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.

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<p>Alex Lifeson and Dave Grohl</p>

Alex Lifeson and Dave Grohl

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Watch: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame summed up in under two minutes

Plus, what to look for when the induction ceremony runs on HBO

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

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<p>Kristen Bell in the &quot;Veronica Mars&quot;&nbsp;episode &quot;A&nbsp;Trip to the Dentist.&quot;</p>

Kristen Bell in the "Veronica Mars" episode "A Trip to the Dentist."

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Exclusive: 'Veronica Mars' movie brings in series veteran Diane Ruggiero

With Rob Thomas consumed with Kickstarter responsibilities, it helped to have a second voice

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.

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"The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

 "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

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'Real Housewives of Atlanta' recap: Was Kenya crazy, fake or fabulous?

Porsha acts out, but Kenya really loses it when the men join the discussion

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.

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<p>Christina Hendricks as Joan in &quot;Mad Men.&quot;</p>

Christina Hendricks as Joan in "Mad Men."

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Review: 'Mad Men' - 'To Have and To Hold'

Don and Pete go after ketchup, Joan hosts an old friend and Megan gets a juicy storyline (at work)

A review of tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as I imagine Joe Namath in a straw hat...

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"Once Upon A Time"

"Once Upon A Time"

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'Once Upon A Time': What do you think of Lacey and Mr. Gold's romance?

The fledgling couple gets off to a rocky start, but do they make sense?

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.

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<p>Emilia Clarke in &quot;Game of Thrones.&quot;</p>

Emilia Clarke in "Game of Thrones."

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Review: 'Game of Thrones' - 'And Now His Watch Is Ended'

Daenerys, Varys and Jaime are all seeking revenge, but who actually gets it?

A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as the shrubbery has ears...

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<p>Max and Katie of &quot;The Amazing Race&quot;</p>

Max and Katie of "The Amazing Race"

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Recap: 'The Amazing Race' - 'The Ultimate Fun House'

The teams head to Germany and prove they know nothing about the Cold War
Sunday's (April 21) installment of "The Amazing Race" was definitely one of those Legs that would be much more fun for the people participating than for those of us sitting at home on our couches.
 
I realized that as Joey from Team YouTube made his way through the Roadblock, which basically asked one player from each pair to navigate the "American Horror Story" opening credits, which were set up in the back of a Berlin bar.
 
Joey, as he does, kept emitting high-pitched squeals of pleasure and he insisted that this was the best Roadblock in "Amazing Race" history. I'm sure it was amusing for the people actually doing it, because they kept comparing it to being high, but for me sitting at home, it was just a confusing, seizure-inducing mixture of blinking neon, arbitrary fright masks and other exposed oddities edited together without any sense of physical space. I don't have a clue how easy or hard the labyrinth was to traverse, nor a clue how long it was taking anybody to do. A couple people were making it look hard, but I don't know what they were doing wrong. And because the maze was obviously at least somewhat small and limited, there was no opportunity for anybody to gain or lose an advantage. 
 
From the perspective of a dude sitting at home on his couch watching on TV and hoping to enjoy the drama of The Race, it was a dreadful Roadblock. From the perspective of a shrieking YouTube sensation? Awesomesauce.
 
Sigh. 
 
[More after the break...]
 
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<p>&quot;The New Normal&quot;</p>

"The New Normal"

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'The New Normal' and 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' take top GLAAD honors

Bill Clinton presented with first Advocate for Change Award at the 24th annual ceremony

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.

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"Iyanla, Fix My Life"

 "Iyanla, Fix My Life"

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'Iyanla, Fix My Life' dishes up truth to DMX and a former 'Real' housewife

Iyanla Vanzant may not be a doctor, but she still cuts to the core

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. 

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