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Project Runway 9, Episode 5 – Getting Along… Or Not

Last week on Project Runway, the designers met some art students who painted pictures for them. The designers then had to make avant-garde looks inspired by the students’ paintings. Anthony won and Josh C. was sent home after a very brief second chance.

The following morning, the designers discuss the previous challenge. Josh M. — now back to plain old Josh — asserts that he should have won the avant-garde challenge.

At the runway, Heidi enters carrying the Ominous Velvet Bag of Unnecessary Drama. She tells the designers they will be working in teams of five — and that there will be no leaders. (This is the third team challenge this season!) As Anthony had won the last challenge, Heidi has him pick his first teammate, and he chooses Anya. Heidi then reaches into the Ominous Velvet Bag and draws out Josh’s name. He’s the first person on the other team, and he promptly asks if this means that he’s the leader. Heidi reminds him that she’d said there were no team leaders this time around. Josh does, however, get to pick a teammate. In the end, Anthony, Anya, Viktor, Olivier, and Bryce are on one team, while Josh, Bert, Becky, Kimberly, and Laura are on the other team. I smell producers’ meddling; I just know they wanted a team challenge in which Bert and Josh wound up together!

In the workroom, Tim shows the designers the latest toy from HP and tells them they will be using it. He also tells them that it’s time for the textile challenge, in which they will design their own print fabric. Not only that, each team has to put together a collection of five cohesive outfits. At least three of the looks have to incorporate the textiles. They also have to choreograph their own show, by putting together a video and accompanying music. The teams will have two days to complete the challenge.

Tim then introduces the designer Betsey Johnson, who advises the contestants to think about “the girl.” In other words, think about the type of person they’ll be designing for. Who is likely to wear their clothes? She also recommends having a theme to ensure a cohesive look. Oh, and “cooperate with each other.” Um, I think at least one team is going to have major problems with that one….

The teams will have 30 minutes to caucus, and then another 45 minutes to design their textiles. Anthony wants to use Rorschach ink blots, and Anya likes the idea. Over on Team Dysfunctional, Laura wants to use a “sea amoeba” theme, and Josh wants to base the look on the Village People. Seriously? The Village People were a 1970’s band. They typically wore costumes based on American stereotypes of masculinity. One guy dressed as a biker, another dressed like a construction worker, and a third dressed like an Indian chief, complete with war paint and feather headdress. I’m having a tough time seeing how any of those would lend themselves to women’s fashion.

Mercifully, saner minds prevail on Team Dysfunctional, and they choose a clock theme. They also decide to call themselves Team Nuts and Bolts. Josh pouts on camera about how he hates working with a team and how about how his “vision” was shot down by the others and how he’s not happy that he can’t be in charge, etc., etc., ad nauseam. Get this guy off my T.V. screen already.

Anthony’s team decide to call themselves Team Chaos. Bert works on a design– only to discover the printer isn’t working. He does what most people do when confronted with a piece of recalcitrant machinery and swears at it. Josh, who is already in a bad mood, promptly picks a fight with Bert over his language. He tries to get Bert to admit that he used a bad word — as if Bert were his son, not a fellow designer 30 years his senior. Bert, understandably, treats Josh’ s demands with the contempt they deserve. Josh then threatens to forfeit and stalks off. Laura goes to talk to him.

Bert, Kimberly, and Becky go to Mood to pick up supplies. Bert DR’s that he doesn’t mind this arrangement as Kimberly and Becky know how to conduct themselves like adults and professionals. Josh and Laura will do the video. Team Chaos has also decided to divide their forces: Viktor and Bryce will shoot the video, while Anya, Olivier, and Viktor go shopping at Mood. Viktor and Bryce decide they want to depict the chaos of city life, so they go to Times Square and take shots of crowds and other frenetic activity.

Josh and Laura decide their video will be about a young woman with time management problems; she’s always running late for something. Hence, Josh takes lots of footage of Laura getting in and out of taxi cabs (to the probable annoyance of the cabbies), and Laura wearing many different kinds of shoes. Not surprisingly, they also get lots of shots of clocks.

The teams then reunite at Parson’s to edit their video. Anya comes up with a cool idea of using a kaleidoscope/mirror effect. Joshua, eager for more camera time, then makes a public announcement; he wants to apologize for his “insanity” during the morning. Bert accepts the apology — but wonders to himself how sincere or trustworthy Josh is. Good question, and I really think Josh is shooting himself in the foot with his antics. Sooner or later , he’ll draw the wrath of one Mr. Gunn. More importantly, most people in the design industry are not going to want to put up with him or his attitude. There are plenty of designers out there who are just as talented — and probably a whole lot easier to work with.

What's Hot on TV Tonight – Parenthood Season Premiere

This one has me clapping wildly like a giddy schoolchild. The season premiere of Parenthood is tonight. Wow, how I have missed this family. It’s probably the only thing that’s going to pull me through when All My Children goes off the air in a few weeks. Catch up with all the TV you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The View. The guests today include Former Vice Preisdent Dick Cheney and wife Lynne, and Kristin Chenoweth. 10:00 AM CT ABC

2. The Talk. Stevie Nicks and Molly Shannon are the guests today. 1:00 AM CT CBS

3. Look Who’s Talking. I don’t think they could have picked a more perfect voice for this talking baby than Bruce Willis. 1:20 PM CT RetroPlex

4. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guests today include David Arquette and the United States Air Force Band. Syndicated, check local listings.

5. Cocktail. See Tom Cruise shake it up with Elisabeth Shue. 3:20 PM CT WMax

6. It’s Worth What? BFFs play the game. 7:00 PM CT NBC

7. Wipeout. Obstsacles tonight include the Jiggilator and the Double Barrel Surfing Safari. 7:00 PM CT ABC

8. 90210. Season premiere. Naomi finds out her status in college doesn’t hold the same merit it did in high school, Annie gets unexpected news, Liam is commitment-ready, and Adrianna looks for redemption. 7:00 PM CT CW

9. America’s Got Talent. The final four perform. 8:00 PM CT NBC

10. Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words. Diane Sawyer interviews Caroline Kennedy to coincide with this viewing of hidden tapes of Jacqueline Kennedy. 8:00 PM CT ABC

11. Ringer. Series Premiere. Bridget Kelly witnesses a murder and fears for her life, so runs away to see her estranged twin, Siobhan an New York. After Siobhan vanishes, Bridget assumes her identity. 8:00 PM CT ABC

12. Flipping Out. “Reunion.” 8:00 PM CT Bravo

13. What Not to Wear. Ebony, the Program Director of Michelle Obama’s organization gets help from Stacy and Clinton in learning why style is still important, no matter her achievements 8:00 PM CT TLC

14. Downsized. 8:00 PM CT WE

15. Parenthood. Season premiere. Sarah looks to Mr. Cyr for support on her 40th birthday, Amber looks for independence, and Adam ponders a new business venture with Crosby. 9:00 PM CT NBC

16. Sons of Anarchy. The future of the club is at stake when the crew is forced to make a decision. 9:00 PM CT FX

17. Born to Dance: Laurieann Gibson. To audition for Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball, the dancers get makeovers and head shots, as one dancer reaches her breaking point. 9:00 PM CT BET

18. Billy the Exterminator.Billy hands alligators at a Georgia ATV park, and an 8-foot-gator isn’t very cooperative. 9:00 PM CT A&E

19. The Rachel Zoe Project. Rachel and Roger are ready to show off her first collection to big names in the fashion industry. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

20. The Joy Behar Show. Barry Manilow and Kristin Chenoweth are tonight’s guests. 9:00 PM CT HLN

21. Big Sexy. In Miami for Heather’s new bikini line photo shoot, the ladies find out the emotional motivation behind it. 9:00 PM CT TLC

22. Top Shot. The teams see the return of two champions to act as honorary team captains in the challenge as they compete with an ultra modern assault rifle, and two of the competitors get into a scuffle. 9:00 PM CT History

23. Teen Mom. Maci and Ryan get into a custody fight, Amber and Gary face difficulties with a no-contact order, Catelynn completes high school, and Farrah’s parents want her to leave Sophia with them. 9:00 PM CT MTV

24. I Hate My Bath. Forget about it costing a huge chunk of an annual salary to renovate the bathroom. I Hate My Bath tears up real homeowners’ lives and their bathrooms, showcasing along the way impactful alternatives that don’t require loans, demolition or divorce. 9:30 PM CT DIY

25. Conan. Roseanne Barr, Pauly D, and BAron Vaughan are the guests tonight. 10:00 PM CT Showtime

26. Web Therapy. Fiona’s main investor goes out of business. 10:00 PM CT Showtime

21. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Tonight’s guests include Ellen DeGeneres, Bob Harper, and Cobra Starship. 10:35 PM CT NBC

What's Hot on TV Tonight – Bachelor Pad Finale

WHOTV.jpgTonight is the season finale of Bachelor Pad, but even more exciting than the crowning of the winners should be the reunion of all the couples. Catch up on other TV you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The View. Guests include Army Maj. Michael Erwin, Phil McGraw, and Victoria Justic. 10:00 AM CT ABC

2. She’s Out of My League. A young guy who seems to only become great friends with the women in his life, with his friends creating the term “Moodle” for him, gets together with a woman so great, no one else believes it, including him. 9:50 AM CT 5StarMax

3. 2011 U.S. Open Tennis. Men’s Final from the USATA National Center in Flushing, NY. 3:00 AM CT CBS

4. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Season premiere. Ashton Kutcher is among the guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

5. Say Anything… John Cusack classic of a guy from the wrong side of the tracks that falls for a girl from the right side of the tracks. Ione Skye and John Mahoney star as well. 3:30 PM CT HBO Comedy

6. NFL Football. New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins. 6:00 PM CT ESPN

7. Bachelor Pad. Season finale. In the first hour, the final four copules head to Las Vegas for a final challenge. In the last two hours, all the prior couples return and vote on the winners. 7:00 PM CT ABC

8. Gaga by Gaultier. Lady Gaga talks about her life and career while visiting fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier. 7:00 PM CT CW

9. Eureka. Holly congratulates Grace for being named Captain of the mission to Titan. After that, Holly and Fargo start to discuss who should be the first to set foot on Titan once they arrive. Fargo tries to play the “head of GD” card, while Holly plays the “girl” card since man set foot on the moon first and things should be even. Grace steps in to regain focus on the launch. While everything starts to calm down the tension returns again as something starts to go wrong. 7:00 PM CT Syfy

10. The Lying Game. Emma figures out she isn’t living Sutton’s life anymore, but the one she has always wanted. 7:00 PM CT ABC Family

11. Killer Outbreaks. In the first hour, soldiers bring back a mutant bacterium from the Middle East, and children with a severe illness. In the second hour, a deadly fever outbreak occurs after a California earthquake, and a giant food recall follows a bacterial outbreak. 7:00 PM CT Animal Planet

12. Basketball Wives LA. Jackie gets ready for her annual renewal of vows, and Draya might not get invited. 7:00 PM CT VH1

13. The 2011 Miss Universe Pageant. Natalie Morales and Andy Cohen host the contest from Sao Paulo, Brazil. 8:00 PM CT NBC

14. Hell’s Kitchen. The final five aspiring chefs face off. 8:00 PM CT Fox

15. The Closer. The squad investigates a deputy sheriff’s death, and the judge mulls over dropping the charges against Brenda. 8:00 PM CT TNT

16. American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior. PJD creates a bike for GEars of War 3, the OCC does one for Feather Free Zone, and Senior makes the decision to build a new shop with OCC in foreclosure 8:00 PM CT Discovery

17. Warehouse 13. Myka and Claudia are rummaging through an apartment in search of an artifact until they realize that it may be taking affect on the girl that lives in the apartment even though it’s not there. They decide they have to take her with them to find it and control it. Her landlord catches them leaving the complex and claims she’s two weeks late in paying. The situation escalates to anger and the girl affected by the artifact takes her state to a physical level of harming the landlord, and runs away in fear of her own power. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

18. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The girls are hitting the road, leaving their sunny homes in Beverly Hills, and bundling up for an all-girls trip to Vail. But before taking off, Adrienne has a little schooling to do with her husband as she instructs him on how to behave while she is gone – is their banter starting to become all too serious? And Camille reminisces about the not-so-glamorous days of shaving, or rather, “manscaping” her ex-husband’s backside. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

19. The Bad Girls Club. Angie and Shelly end up in jail, and a prank leads to explosive consequences. 8:00 PM CT Oxygen

20. Design Star. The finalists create their TV show pilot. 8:00 PM CT HGTV

21. The CW 2011 Fall Preview Special. Maggie Q and Kristoffer Polasha host a look at the upcoming fall season. 8:16 PM CT CW

22. Rizzoli & Isles. A serial killer claims to have clues to another prisoner’s murder, and Frankie Jr. gets ready to take the detectives’ exam. 9:00 PM CT TNT

23. Alphas. The Alphas have an Alpha detained but don’t know exactly what his power is, and he may be able to either save or destroy the team. Rebecca Mader (Lost) and Brent Spiner (Star Trek) guest star. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

24. Bear Swamp Recovery. Tiny follows a young boat owner’s Internet trail, and Bear Swamp attempts an excavator repo which creates a war zone at an empty construction sight. 9:00 PM CT truTV

25. Intervention. A woman spirals into a meth addiction because of the murder of her son. 9:00 PM CT A&E

26. Anderson Series Premiere. An exclusive interview with the family of Amy Wineshouse. 9:00 PM CT CNN

27. The Joy Behar Show. Dr. Travis Stork and Jillian Michaels are the guests tonight. 9:00 PM CT HLN

28. Animal Planet Investigates: My First Kill. A look at the first victims of more than half of the violet offenders in prisons: animals. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

29. Hair Battle Spectacular. The contestants create Marie Antoinette-inspired pieces, and an argument gets physical 9:00 PM CT Oxygen

30. Weeds. Nancy heads to the Hamptons for a weekend, Silas wants to win back Emma, and Shane goes along on a drug bust. 9:00 PM CT Showtime

31. I Hate My Bath. Series Premiere. Host and professional carpenter, Jeff Devlin gives homeowners fun, fast and creative ways to makeover a bathroom and gives homeowners hope with economical, yet clever, bathroom design ideas by using amazing new products and cool tools. 9:30 PM CT DIY

32. NFL Football. Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos. 9:30 PM CT ESPN

33. The Big C. Catchy comes to a decision about her family, Adam looks for his uncle who is missing, and Andrea acts impulsively. 9:30 PM CT Showtime

34. Conan. Howie Mandel, Floyd Mayweather, and Alexander are the guests. 10:00 PM CT TBS

35. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Christina Applegate, DJ Pauly D, and Glen Campbell. 10:35 PM CT NBC

What's Hot on TV Tonight – Never Forget

WHOTV.jpgThere are specials up and down the dial today telling us to never forget the events of 9/11. It’s doubtful anyone will. Much of it still has not sunk in even ten years later. Catch up on your other favorite shows and head to TV-Links.

1. NFL Football.Atlanta Falcons at Chicago Bears. 12:00 PM CT Fox

2. NFL Football.Minnesota Vikings at San Diego Chargers. 3:00 PM CT Fox

3. Fool’s Gold. Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson star in this romantic comedy set in the Florida Keys. Hank Yuloff explains why you’re doing well to see it on cable, rather than at the theater in his review. 4:00 PM CT Lifetime

4. 60 Minutes.A look back at the events on 9/11. 6:00 PM CT CBS

5. 9/11: 10 Years Later. Robert De Niro hosts this look at 9/11 that includes interviews with firefighters and shows footage from Ground Zero. 7:00 PM CT CBS

6. Making the 9/11 Memorial. A look at the memorial from its conception to installation. 7:00 PM CT History

7. Cupcake Wars. Cupcakes for Jennette McCurdy, iCarly star and country music singer. 7:00 PM CT Food

8. Man Caves. DIY, Animal Planet and Maxim Magazine join forces in the special to create the ultimate manly hangout in New York Jets Linebacker Bart Scott’s New Jersey home. 7:00 PM CT DIY

9. MLB Baseball: Cubs at Mets. Chicago Cubs at New York Mets. 7:00 PM CT ESPN2

10. NFL Football. Dallas Cowboys at New York Jets. 7:15 PM CT NBC

11. Hoarding: Buried Alive. A former ventriloquist becomes obsessed with her career, Harold has to work at being a good dad when his daughter isn’t allowed in his home. 8:00 PM CT TLC

12. Twins of the Twin Towers. Twins who perished when the towers collapsed. 8:00 PM CT OWN

13. Snapped. A burning car holds two bodies that leads back to a police officer’s wife. 8:00 PM CT Oxygen

14. Bridezillas. 8:00 PM CT WE TV

16. Ludo Bites America. The season wraps up with an episode featuring some favorite and some never seen before moments from Ludo and Krissy’s culinary road trip. 8:00 PM CT Sundance

17. True Blood. Season Finale. Spirits arrive in Bon Temps, Sookie gains important allies, Lafayette and Jesus’ relationship is jeopardized, Terry is visited unexpectedly at Merlotte’s, Sam and Luna dream of a perfect ending, and DEbbie confronts Sookie and Tara. 8:00 PM CT HBO

16. In the Flow with Affion Crocket. Skits by Russell Simmons, J.B. Smoove, Robin Thede, and Jonathan Kite include bits on the President talking to congress and the world’s longest handshake. 8:30 PM CT Fox

17. A Special Edition of 20/20 – Remembrance and Renewal. A look back at the stories of 9/11 survivors. 9:00 PM CT E!

18. The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The Housewives come together to celebrate the birthday of Milania, Teresa’s daughter. The ladies look to be getting along just fine (for once!) and we even get a lovely performance by Gia, Teresa’s other daughter (and aspiring singer). Gia isn’t the only one rocking out this week. Melissa, with her “On Display” single on hand visits the Manzo boys at their Hoboken apartment. The boys listen to the song and while their opinion isn’t clear, they do invite Melissa to perform her song at an upcoming event. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

19. Hillbilly Handfishin’. A mother and daughter, coworkers, and metrosexuals. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

p>20. Big Easy Brides. Queen M, the Queen Vampire of New Orleans, has decided to make things official with her longtime beau, Sheriff Steve. Now there’s just the small task of deciding who will be the maid of honor: vampire friend Sue or witch slave Lady Camille? Meanwhile, find out how a 7′ man and his 4’10” bride make love, see what happens when a Bourbon Street balcony wedding couple invites up a flasher for a little post-nuptial kissing, and play witness as a jealous ex-girlfriend busts into a courtyard wedding ready to set the record straight! 9:00 PM CT WE TV

21. Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. Part 2. Dr. Drew Pinsky and Bob Forrest look back on the past season and visit the patients to check in and see how they’re doing with their sobriety. 9:00 PM CT VH1

22. Breaking Bad. Skyler is haunted by her mistakes, Gust takes action against his rivals, and Jesse looks for help from Walt. 9:00 PM CT AMC

23. Curb Your Enthusiasm. Larry accuses his neighbor of harassing him, Jeff protects Susie, Larry gives Elizabeth’s son an inappropriate gift. 9:05 PM CT HBO

24. Twin Towers. Remembering two brothers, a firefighter and police officer, and their actions on 9/11. 9:22 PM CT USA

25. Entourage. Vince pulls out all the stops for Sophia, Ari and Mrs. Ari start therapy, and Drama, Turtle and Vice try to get Sloan to give Eric another shot. 9:35 PM CT HBO

Paranormal Challenge: September 9, USS Hornet

Let’s hope the Paranormal Challenge teams brought along their life preservers. Tonight’s episode finds the teams on the USS Hornet. It is often called the most haunted ship in history. The ship rests at the decommissioned Alameda Naval base. Heidi Schave provides the historical information. It is officially known as the USS Hornet CV-12 and it’s the eighth ship to carry on the Hornet name. The first ship was used in 1775 to battle the British in the Revolutionary war. The eighth Hornet is the one that is currently docked in Alameda and was commissioned in 1943 at the height of the war in the Pacific. She was known for her destruction as she destroyed 1,410 Japanese aircraft and destroyed or damaged 1,269,710 tons of enemy shipping. Ten Hornet pilots were given the “Ace in a Day” status.” She apparently would have won a game of Battleship, too, because after March 1944 she struck the critical first hits and sunk battleship Yamato.

The USS Hornet’s impressive status comes with a cost. She may have won many battles, but many have lost their lives on the ship. An aircraft carrier is a dangerous place. Sailors have walked into spinning props, been sucked into air intakes, and blown off the deck by the exhaust. Sailors have been burned, ordnance has exploded and snapping flight arrest cables are known to have decapitated at least three men (for a better take on that, watch the film “Ghost Ship”). In her twenty-seven years of active service, more than three-hundred people have lost their lives aboard the ship. The ship also has the highest suicide rate in the Navy, not exactly what you want to hear when you board a ship.

The history is incredible. The crew and visitors who attend the ships tours have reported some of the most bizarre happenings. They have seen strange sightings, doors opening and closing, tools that vanish and then re-appear (Does Bob Villa go on ships?) and things that move across the floor for no reason (I see a “Poltergeist” tribute coming!). They have also seen things fall off of shelves for no reason, and even toilets (yes I said toilets) that flush on their own. Pretty talented spirits, I must say.

People have also had the feelings of being pushed and/or grabbed and have also reported an eerie presence around. The ship has been a part of some of the most violent wars, and many traumatized souls have entered and some may have never truly left.

As the two teams prepare for their investigation, let’s hope their sea legs are ready. The two teams featured tonight are Leeanna, Renee and Tawni of S.R.I.P. which is short for Spirit Realm Investigation Project, and Dante, Josh and Allan of Soul Seekers. Once again it is guys versus girls on this battleship of unspeakable death as Zak points out.

The main rooms featured tonight are the Sick Bay, the Anchor Room, Forward Berthing room, the Mess Hall, the the Brig. In the Forward Berthing room one man hanged himself with a belt. The Mess Hall was a main source of evil and anger. The sailors reportedly were angry when they were stuck in the mess hall and had to wash dishes. The Brig is considered a very dark place. POWs were housed here and would deal with extremely difficult punishment.

The teams are provided their equipment, and Zak tries to get them psyched up for the investigation. They are given the usual equipment, and Zak advises that there would be only one cameraman following the teams around, and one tech guy manning the wires. The nerve center will be manned by a group who will keep track of all the robotic cameras roaming around the battleship.

S.R.I.P. starts out in zone one; the team seems enthusiastic. They also take part in the torpedo shop, and Soul Seekers take over zone two. They focus on strict time constraints being used to push the teams to their limits. The members of Soul Seekers’ Dante starts out yelling right away! He is hyped up, yelling, “Please feel free to speak with us, Sir.” He is respectful in many ways, but overly yelling at men who are used to being screamed at may not compel them to respond. Dante continues with the screaming, saying, “I am a powerful man, use my energy, use it now.” Dante and Allan proclaim they have goosebumps and feel “charged up.” That seems to be Dante’s favorite phrase of the evening!

The rooms are charged up, people are charged up, everything is charged up, and the Energizer bunny would have loved him! Josh of Soul Seekers asks for the spirits to speak into the device they have. He then proclaims with shock that it feels like a plane has landed. They are on an aircraft carrier, what did he expect? Once again, Dante begins asking the spirits to show him their amazing power, and when they produce it, he advises them that they are indeed amazing!

Leeanna of S.R.I.P. is trying to get a response from sailors. She is genuine and kind and suffers a spill during the investigation, but gets back up and continues on. She is using the MEL Meter, and it lights up like a Christmas tree. She did not want to leave her spot, but knows she has to “move on.” The Soul Seekers begin to have strange feelings, (does anyone on this show ever not have a strange feeling?) Zak announces there is an hour left in round one and that the teams need to kick up the energy levels.

Dante begins asking for the light to come in one of the rooms; he places a flashlight on the table, and on command, it turns on, and then on command, he asks it to turn off, and it does. He is impressed, as are the judging panel that includes Dave Schrader, Dr. Andrew Nichols and Danielle Harris (“Halloween 4” and “Hatchet II”). They add commentary all night, but there is no debriefing just some advice and commentary.

The Mess Hall goes to full screen on Zak’s commands. One person in the Mess Hall is going solo, and its Leeanna, who is provoking by asking the sailors what they think of having a chick in their mess hall. She asks if they liked banging things around and if they caused all the divots in the walls. She lets out a huge gasp and proclaims that it’s weird. Somebody just touched her.

Big Brother 13, Sept. 8 –Surprising Final 3

Apparently just to humor all the teenagers out there, Julie Chen starts Thursday’s Big Brother by stating it’s day 69 in the house. All jokes aside, that’s more than two full months, and they have just one week left. The big question Thursday night is who will be voted out and be the last member to go to the jury house. For the first time in a few weeks, after the Head of Household was won by Adam, it’s not all that set in stone who will be headed home. He can no longer just follow the power, as Julie announced, because he is the power.

Regardless of nothing being set in stone, Porsche knows her butt is on the line without a strong alliance member helping her. She’s really fighting for herself. Adam can no longer float to her side, as he showed by voting out Kalia that he was firmly on the side of the veterans. Jordan admits that voting to keep Kalia was a strategic move. She can now tell her she kept her word with her, hopefully helping her with a jury vote. Rachel, however, is wondering why she’s always the one who has to get blood on her hands.

Up until now, Adam had been the only one of the final for not to win HoH. He’s “King of the Castle, Baby.” He’s ready for the others to start kissing his butt the way he had to kiss theirs all season long. In his HoH room are pictures of him with girlfriend Fara, as well as Tori Spelling. Everything in his HoH basket seems to be bacon-related, including gummi bacon. 

Porsche helps Adam bring all his stuff upstairs to the HoH room, noting in the diary room later that she wouldn’t mind being in the end with him … or Jordan or Rachel. She just wants to be in the final two chairs. He tells her not to worry, as he’s not going to ask her who she’ll take to final 2 provided she gets to choose. She informs him she thinks the two of them have a running shot, and she would rather the jury pick from two newbies, than have it decided on newbie vs. veteran. She knows Adam and Jordan are super-close, yet she points out she and Jordan are pretty equal, except she’s a newbie, and Jordan just won half a million two years ago.

Rachel is the next one up to the HoH, and knows they have a final three deal, so tells him they need to figure out how to make it happen. He seems to be barely listening, though, just caring that three beautiful women are begging him. Imagine if Tori Spelling was in the mix … and they were all eating bacon. 

Jordan is the next one up, and reasoning it out thinks Rachel being gone makes it easier for Adam in final three, yet he kind of wants to go head to head with her.  He wants to make sure Jordan understands if he has to nominate her. Jordan knows if Porsche ends up winning PoV and has the sole power to evict this week, it will be her going home, as she cast her vote to keep Kalia instead of her. She asks if he puts her on the block and wins veto, if he’ll keep the nominations the same, and he refuses to comment. Jordan fights like I’ve never seen her before, saying Porsche doesn’t deserve to be final three. Adam still doesn’t want to commit or admit, but she can read everything on his face what he’s planning on doing. She’s upset that they helped him get to this point and now he’ll just screw them over. 

At the nomination ceremony, Adam decides to make Rachel the only safe person in the house, pending power of veto. His reasoning is that the best night he had in the house was when he won power of veto and pulled himself off the block. Rachel has already done that as well, but the other two haven’t, so he’s giving them the opportunity. Porsche notes it’s a good thing she left her lip gloss on the nomination chair, as she’s headed right back there. Rachel is shocked to not be nominated, yet knows she still has to win the power of veto to guarantee a spot in the final three. Jordan knows she has to win it and quit lolligagging.

The power of veto comp is set up like jukeboxes. They have a pole in the middle and ten clues on the left and the right. They have to pick up blocks with the names of houseguests, and choose the two names that will satisfy the clues on both the left and the right. If they hit the buzzer and find out they’re wrong, they have to go back and fix it. Porsche has a good idea from the very start, building the blocks on the ground first. If she has to fix something while setting it up, she doesn’t have to pull it all off. This is exactly where Adam is going wrong, as he can’t find the two names together he wants, so has to start unstacking to see if he chose wrong somewhere along the way. Porsche gets it figured out and hits the buzzer, but is wrong. She fixes one line, and gets it right this time, winning PoV.

After her win, Porsche makes it known she won veto when it mattered most, yet even though she’s working with Jordan and Rachel, it would be kind of good to be with a newbie in the final three. Rachel is crying again, saying she can’t do anything right. It doesn’t matter how many times she wins, when she loses, she just can’t handle it. Jordan says it wasn’t supposed to happen this way, as she wanted Porsche out. She realizes her chances of staying are looking pretty slim. She tells Rachel she deserves to leave, and if it wasn’t for Rachel pulling her along, she would have left the house even earlier. She urges Rachel to fight to stay this week, but Rachel refuses to throw her under the bus. 

What's Hot on TV Tonight – Final Chapter of West Memphis 3

WHOTV.jpgIt seems like a strange name for the show at this point. 48 Hours Mystery tonight highlights the final chapter of the West Memphis 3. Their eighteen-year story finally shuts the door only to be highlighted on a show that only focuses on two days.

1. 2011 U.S. Open Tennis. Men’s Semifinals from the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY. 11:00 AM CT CBS

2. College Football. Oregon State at Wisconsin. 11:00 AM CT ESPN

3. College Football. Florida Atlantic at Michigan State. 11:00 AM CT ESPN2

4. Music and Lyrics. Romantic comedy with Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore, a most unlikely pair, but watching him appear as a member of an 80s group similar to Wham! is highly amusing. 1:05 PM CT TBS

5. Big. And who doesn’t love Tom Hanks? Here he plays a kid who gets his wish to grow up. Baby corn will forever remind me of him. 2:00 PM CT A&E

6. College Football. Alabama at Penn State. 2:30 PM CT ABC

7. College Football. Nevada at Oregon. 2:30 PM CT FX

8. College Football. Cincinnati at Tennessee. 2:30 PM CT ESPN2

9. MLB Baseball: Indians at White Sox. Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox. 3:00 PM CT Fox

10. Dew Tour: Toyota Challenge. Part 1 from Salt Lake City. 3:30 PM CT NBC

11. College Football. South Carolina at Georgia. 3:45 PM CT ESPN

12. College Football. BYU at Texas. 3:45 PM CT ESPN2

13. NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup. Wonderful Pistachios 400 from RIchmond International Raceway in Richmond, VA. 6:30 PM CT ABC

14. 2011 U.S. Open Tennis. Women’s Finals from the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY. 11:00 AM CT CBS

15. NFL Kickoff 2011: Back to Football. A look ahead to the football season. Includes a Bob Costas interview of Coach Rex Ryan. 7:00 PM CT NBC

16. Flight 175: As the World Watched. A look at Flight 175, the second plane that hit the World Trade Center. 7:00 PM CT TLC

17. College Football. Notre Dame at Michigan. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

18. 9/11 Heroes of the 88th Floor. A look at those on the 88th Floor when Flight 11 struck the World Trade Center. 8:00 PM CT TLC

19. Voices From Inside the Towers. Families recall the last moments of their loved ones who perished on 9/11. 8:00 PM CT History

20. Salt. Angelina Jolie stars as a CIA officer who stands accused of being a Russian spy, leading her to use her training to go out on the run and try to prove her innocence. 8:00 PM CT Starz

21. 48 Hours Mystery. The final chapter in the nearly 20-year-old story of the West Memphis 3. 9:00 PM CT CBS

22. Portraits of Ground Zero. A photographer finds the people she photographed on 9/11 after the attacks on the World Trade Center and checks in with them ten years after the fateful day. 9:00 PM CT A&E

23. Bad Dog! Dogs behaving badly. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

Sloppy Couple Reunited!: Jersey Shore, S4, Ep6

You know how much I did not want to watch this show this week? I sat down and graded papers for a few hours straight. Yeah, that’s right. I chose grading developmental writing papers over watching Jersey Shore. Maybe it’s some lingering aversion to having to watch the SloppyCouple and the Troublemaking Sitch Snitch. Ugh.

Anyway, Sitch is on the pigeon porch, complaining to himself that his head hurts. Well, that’s what happens when you bash your own head into a concrete wall, you jackass! :bang: :bang: :bang:

Ooh, I’m feisty today.

He complains about everything he can’t do. He moans. Literally. He walks around moaning more.

SloppyRon hovers over SloppySam’s bed as she sleeps to tell her that he loves her no matter what and to see if she wants to talk. She agrees to talking.

Does anyone else want to jump through the screen and throttle the two of them?

Sitch walks and moans more. Then he sits and moans. DJP asks if he slept well and Sitch says no. DJP thinks he’s milking it, wasting his time in Italy. Cut to DJP in Sitch’s neck brace in the confessional with Vincenzo running around behind him, taunting: Can you see me? Over here! And DJP can’t move his neck of course. Kinda funny. Oh, those Jersey kids and their teasing.

Meanwhile, Sitch complains to his sister on the phone that he ran into a wall and his head hurts and he wants to go home. She tells him it’s a crazy move and he’ll feel better soon. He agrees but then moans more.

The gang heads out to the laundry place. The girls drag their luggage to a restaurant. They talk about how scary the fight was. Snooki thinks that Sitch won’t talk sh*t for a week because of the fight. JWoWW thinks he’s milking it because it’s all self-inflicted injury. The girls are happy that they aren’t fighting amongst themselves.

Back at the house, Sitch mopes at the phone and wants to go home. SloppyRon takes him out to the pigeon porch to talk it out. Sitch complains that he can’t do anything. SloppyRon says that he’s there for him because he’s been in Sitch’s place before. Sitch cries. SloppyRon says, Let it out, bro…be real. Sitch is hurt because he can’t do anything for himself.

Dude. It’s a neck brace! You can do almost anything. Including moping and moaning.

SloppyRon suggests Sitch mend any bridges that he burns. Sitch repeats that he ran himself into a concrete wall. This conversation somehow makes him want to stay in the house. SloppyRon tells him again that Sitch can come to him to talk. Sitch takes off the brace to man up. Showing that he didn’t really need to wear it in the first place. SloppyRon points out a wall in the house that’s sheet rock and then does his SloppyRon laugh through the house.

The girls drag their luggage through the streets. Some priest tells Snooki to cover her body up as she walks near the church. She tells him to shove it. JWoWW says God didn’t make her body. Okay, now that’s comedy right there. She’s got jokes. They arrive home.

Snooki calls Jianni to tell him he’s the best guy she’s ever met and she wants to touch his butt. He says she’s so stupid. She says that’s just her and she’s trying to change and she’s sorry. She pees her pants in public and she doesn’t get embarrassed while Jianni gets embarrassed by her. She tells him not to come visit if he’s going to be like that. She hangs up on him because she’s annoyed.

Out on the pigeon porch, Snooki asks SloppyRon for relationship advice. I need to repeat that: Snooki asks SloppyRon for relationship advice. She asks the guy in the house whose last relationship lasted about twenty-four hours for advice about relationships. Anyway, she complains that Jianni doesn’t like it when she says she wants to hump him and when she screams SHOTS! in a bar. He tells her not to change herself for someone else and no one should be in a relationship where they have to walk on eggshells. Then they laugh about where they would put Nutella on their bodies for other people to lick.

DJP has scary hair when it’s not all gelled up. Deena washes and styles it into a faux-hawk. He puts on some shades and a huge headband and becomes a guido called Joey D. Vincenzo asks Joey to dress him like a guido. They climb into the confessional to act like guido toolbags in tracksuits.

I would find this funny if they were at the Jersey Shore on a rainy day. I don’t think this is funny though. This is how they’re spending their time in Italy. Seriously.

FPC: Fist pump, push-up, chapstick. It’s the new GTL. And maybe DTF, who knows.

And now it’s time for the SloppyCouple to talk. SloppyRon came into the house not knowing what was going to happen with them and with no trust in SloppySam. She doesn’t understand that because they were cool before and, well, seriously, who cares about this?

Let me sum it up: they get together, they fight, they break up, they still love each other because they think that’s what love is, and then they get back together and then she gives him a look and he throws roses at her or gives her roses or throw roses out and someone’s bed gets tossed out and then someone finds out someone kissed someone else and then Sitch gets involved in some way, and then she cries and then he yells and then they break up and decide they’ll never work and then get back together until the reunion show when they don’t talk at all. But they still love each other.

DJP, Vincenzo, and Deena sit in the living room and overhear everything. They are sick of this as is everyone else in the world. DJP says, Mike bashed his head into a wall and I’m about to do the same thing. HIL. AIR. EEE. US! Me, too!

Vincenzo goes out onto the pigeon porch to tell them that when they get into a fight, they need to keep it away from him. He’s not preaching and feels like he’s speaking for other people, but he has to get it out because it takes away from them having fun. SloppyRon explains that they are not fighting; they are having a conversation. Vincenzo says that he’s seen it before so he’s kindly asking that because they are in Italy, he wants to have fun and wants them to keep it away from them. SloppySam thinks it’s cool that Vincenzo can tell them about something that’s bothering him. Maybe the SloppyCouple can learn something from that. They won’t.

Oh, and by the way, they’re together again. Someone set a timer. Someone start a pool.

JWoWW and SloppyRon go out to eat and talk about Snooki’s relationship with Jianni. They don’t like how Jianni doesn’t like how she acts. And now they’re both calling her Schhhhnooki instead of Snooki. They don’t think she should be dating Jianni.

Snooki finds Sitch on the pigeon porch. He was sleeping. She still hates him for telling people they hooked up. She wants him to admit that he was wrong so they can move on. He hopes that one day he can apologize for telling people. Basically, she still says it never happened. He still says it did but he shouldn’t have blabbed it. He’s been planning on doing something nice for her as a friend for the rest of their lives. She wants him to admit he was wrong. He says fine, fine, and says he shouldn’t have said anything to Ron. He won’t say he’s sorry so Snooki walks away.

And now it’s time to drink! Sitch is happy to go out since he’s been on neck brace lockdown for days. The SloppyCouple makes out, which includes SloppyRon licking SloppySam. Fantastic. SloppyRon dances all crazy and falls and hurts his knee but he just wants to dance! He can’t stop dancing! This is like an episode of Fame. And his statement—I just wanna dance—has made my night. SloppySam gives him the very wise advice of “don’t fall anymore.” Sometimes I do enjoy watching the two of them after all.

Snooki gets into a yelling fight with a girl who made a face at her. Someone spills a drink on JWoWW, which prompts her to scream, Fall back! Them’s fightin’ words. At least they’re better than DJP’s threat of What’s up baby? from last week. The girls want to do their own thing and have fun with each other but no one will leave them alone. Deena yells and points at some girl and then a girl reaches through a crowd to throw a drink on the back of Deena’s head. Sneak attack! Sneak attack! So uncool.

Deena goes into Crazy Scrappy Mode and claws her way through the crowd in an attempt to kick the girl’s ass. Snooki grabs and fights whoever she can put her hands on. Then? Snooki and Deena attack each other by accident. HIL! AIR! EEE! US!!!!!!!

Why didn’t I want to watch this tonight? It’s amazing!

When they get home, Snooki calls Jianni. She says she misses him and wants to touch him. Jianni asks her what’s going on and if she hooked up with someone. What? Where the hell did that come from? The SloppyCouple and JWoWW don’t like seeing Snooki like this. SloppyRon comes in, grabs the phone, and confirms for Jianni that Snooki loves him. Snooki wants SloppyRon to tell him to stop being psycho. Jianni tells SloppyRon to put Nicole back on the phone. Actually he says, F**k you put Nicole back on the phone.

SloppyRon returns to the living room to tell them that Jianni doesn’t realize what he has. Jianni tells Snooki she’s being a bitch to him. The more I hear Jianni talk, the more I realize he’s kind of a girl. The conversation ends with him getting in a huff and Snooki crying. SloppyRon comes back in to tell her not to change herself for him. And he complains about Sitch getting involved in other people’s relationships. She tells Snooki she’s beautiful and she is who she is.

In the bedroom, JWoWW is disgusted by Jianni because he’s affecting Snooki’s time in Italy. SloppySam thinks they should help Snooki. This is the kind of help Sitch gets himself involved in.

Deena calls the waiter she met to come over. He rings the bell a zillion times before Deena realizes he’s there. This guy either really likes her or has no other girls at the moment. They kiss in the kitchen and something made of glass breaks and Deena winds up on the floor, bleeding. She and the waiter go onto the pigeon porch. She sees a hickey on his neck. He says it’s a bite mark from his sister. She thinks that’s weird and doesn’t believe him because she’s from America. So Deena goes to bed and he sees himself out.

JWoWW calls Roger. She misses him and Jianni is a prick. Roger asks why Snooki would continue to be in a relationship when she’s so unhappy and why would Jianni be on his way to Italy in less than a week? Silly, silly, Roger. Doesn’t he know logic plays no part in this world?

JWoWW, Deena, and the SloppyCouple go out for drinks and talk about how Snooki shouldn’t be with Jianni. They walk there talking about it. They talk about it while drinking. They talk about it while walking home. Then they approach Snooki in her room to have a Jianni Intervention. They tell her that they’ve never seen her that upset and since Jianni told SloppyRon to go f**k himself, Snooki should break up with Jianni.

Snooki is simply addicted to her boyfriend’s penis, not heroin, so they should quit it.

They think that Jianni is changing everyone’s attitude in the house. What the? First off, SloppyCouple has no say in this since they ruin everything with fighting. Secondly, Snooki has to make her own mistakes and she’s not going to break up with someone because they tell her to. Thirdly, stay out of it. They all need to knock their heads into the concrete wall. :bang: Maybe it’ll knock some sense into them.


What's Hot on TV Tonight – Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett

From the file of “they just don’t make ’em like they used to,” Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett appear tonight in a special on HBO. Catch up on your other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. Live with Regis and Kelly. The guest cohost is Seth Meyers, and the guests today include Lauren Graham, Kara DioGuardi, and Stephen and Robbie Keszey. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. Ordinary People.strong> This movie had a way of cutting me to the core emotionally when I’d watch it on HBO, and that was when I was a teenager. I should revisit it as a parent and see what the impact is. Timothy Hutton, Mary Tyler Moore, and Donald Sutherland star in this movie about a family tragedy. 10:00 AM CT OWN

3. 2011 U.S. Open Tennis. Men’s Doubles Final and Women’s Semifinals from the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY. 11:30 AM CT CBS

4. Good Morning, Vietnam. Classic Robin Williams. This phrase gets stuck in your head after seeing it, so be forewarned. 3:20 PM CT HBO Comedy

5. College Football. Florida International at Louisville. 6:00 PM CT ESPN

6. NASCAR Racing: National Series. Virginia 529 College Savings 250 from Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, VA. 6:00 PM CT ESPN2

7. 48 Hours Mystery. A multi-state killing spree lees only one surviving victim who tells her story. 7:00 PM CT CBS

8. Friends with Benefits. In the first half hour, Ben proposes that Aaron invest in a new business venture, Sarah meets up with obstacles while dating a cute journalist, and Fitz gets help from Riley in becoming the number one bachelor. In the second half hour, Ben misses the former relationship he had with Sarah, Sarah likes to her boyfriend, and Riley becomes infatuated with a guy she just met. 7:00 PM CT NBC

9. Dateline NBC. Remembering the events of 9/11. 8:00 PM CT NBC

10. Karaoke Battle USA. Karaoke takes us into the semifinals. 8:00 PM CT ABC

11. Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. Lindsay has some showing off to do, and Savannah sticks with Southern tradition. 8:00 PM CT TLC

12. Tanked. A Feng Shui tank, a a custom tank for overhead on a bed, and a shark dive within a tank. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

13. 9/11: The Days After. A look at life after 9/11 and the consequences of the events of the day. 8:00 PM CT History

14. Unleashed by Garo. Independent couture designer, Garo, makes clothes to measure your dimensions … and your soul. Monica just moved to New York and has never felt like the beautiful girl she always wanted to be. Claudia is looking for a dress to honor her mother’s passing, which happens to be on both Mothers’ Day and her own daughter’s birthday. Tim, a drummer and recovering drug addict, wants Garo to make him a show-stopping set of wings to wear when he performs with his band – a symbol of his flight from the demons of his past. Hedda Lettuce, an iconic and witty New York drag queen, is celebrating her tenth anniversary as a performer and needs a new, outrageous costume to live up to her downtown fame. 8:00 PM CT Sundance Channel

15. Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett: Together Again. For four decades, comic genius Mel Brooks and talk-show king Dick Cavett have partnered to give the world scintillating conversation and sidesplitting humor. On Dec. 7, 2010, they reunited onstage at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles to share show-business memories and hilarious stories for loyal fans and a new generation of viewers. This hour-long special is comprised from this footage. 8:00 PM CT HBO

16. Haven. Duke warns Evi that the building they’re in is surrounded by men with guns. It’s the police station and the men outside are trying to stop a deadly outbreak from reaching the rest of Haven. Audrey is filing a report and has to question everyone and suddenly they realize the key card to exit the building is missing. Evi has it and chooses to use it to go outside and stop running from those wanting to stop the outbreak. Duke insists she come back in, but it may be too late. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

17. Four Weddings. Toni uses modern minimalism to decorate, while Tamekia us using bling in every square inch that she can for her wedding. Kati wants sophisticated vows, and Lauren has 350 on her guest list. 9:00 PM CT TLC

18. Rat Busters NYC. A sizable outdoor garden gets infested with rats. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

19. Roseanne’s Nuts. In the first half hour, Roseanne offers home-schooling to Jenny’s children for one day. In the second half hour, doctor’s orders have Roseanne having a romantic night with Johnny, as he plans a night filled with romance, yet she begins to question the future of the relationship. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

20. Quirky. First up is Tanya John, East Stroudsburg, PA, who loves going out to clubs, but hates having to carry a purse. Quirky sets out to design a bracelet wallet that can hold all of her “girl’s night out” necessities and look good doing it. Cue the needle scratch…When Creative Director at ELLE, Joe Zee weighs in, her design takes a turn for the dramatic. Meanwhile, Josh Wright, Boynton Beach, FL, has created a new customizable station for holding everything in your shower, but the product’s success all hinges on his live appearance. 9:00 PM CT Sundance Channel

21. Strike Back. Scott and Stonebridge try to interrupt Connolly’s plan to deliver the WMD device to Latif 9:00 PM CT Cine

22. Torchwood: Miracle Day. The Torchwood team travels across the world on a final, desperate mission, but the Three Families are unstoppable unless a terrible sacrifice is made. Frances Fisher (Titanic, The Lincoln Lawyer) guest stars as The Mother. 9:00 PM CT Starz

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Paranormal Witness Series Premiere: Sept. 7 on Syfy

Paranormal Witness uses the tagline “don’t watch it alone.” It takes on possessions, UFOs, unexplained objects flying across rooms, ghosts and all the unexplained events that only Syfy could do true justice to. The show allows real people to tell their frightening tales and has reenactments by actors who tell the story, providing you with a great visual feeling of what happened. The show uses a mix of intimate stories, personal photos and real footage. Some of the people providing the testimonies are so shaken by what they went through they had to take a moment to collect their train of thoughts.

Tonight’s episode features two different stories, the first one involving a family. Brian and Laurel’s little girl Isabella has a rather disturbing imaginary friend named Emily. Laurel seems visibly upset reliving these moments, especially since it concerns her daughter. The family moved into a new home (think “Amityville Horror,” but no Rod Steiger or flies). Laurel explains that she just wanted to move into the home and be happy with her family. The people selling the home were in a hurry to sell, which should make you wonder right then and there, but they made the choice to purchase the home for less than market value.

One of the rooms was oddly painted a blood red color, and it took Brian quite a while to actually properly fix the room. He then claimed it looked like the walls were bleeding. The previous owners had only lived there a year, and that is another hint to run the other way. The show did have creepiness to it, and it is fascinating to hear the actual stories of what happened despite the terror and torment. Isabella began talking to an imaginary friend named Emily, who apparently was not as nice as Laurel thought.

One of the first experiences was with Isabella. Laurel was in the kitchen, and there was a small cabinet with a glass door on it. Isabella was playing in the room near it, but Laurel claims Isabella was nowhere near it. Laurel hears a crash in the room, and the cabinet door opened as a small statue flew out of the cabinet and smashed. Laurel began blaming Isabella and asking her why she would do this.

Isabella began acting strange and looked at her mother, saying “Emily doesn’t like you, Mommy.” Laurel is visibly upset as she continues to relive and tell the story of what happened in her house from hell. She continues, stating that Laurel began hearing Isabella sing “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” and she was not sure where she learned it. Laurel began questioning her daughter, and Isabella kept repeating, “I am learning Mom.” Laurel wondered who she was learning from.

This kid basically was turning into Danny from “The Shining.” You expect her to start talking in a different voice. Her father, Brian, said she began spending more time in her room and was staying by herself talking to Emily. Her father felt a constant presence, as if he was being watched. He was in the bathroom brushing his teeth (the usual thing people are doing when they are experiencing paranormal entities), and said he felt something tug his shirt, then saw a fast shadow. Where is Super Nanny at when you need her? Brian began calling his daughter’s name and searching for her in the bathroom and hallway, yet she was nowhere to be found.

Brian found Isabella in her room with a look of fear on her face. Brian explained he wants to keep his family safe. Laurel explains that her daughter came up to her and said that Emily’s mom hurt her in the bathroom. Laurel began to fall apart and could not figure out how her daughter could know this (some kids are susceptible to paranormal), so she did some investigating of her own. She decided to take Isabella to the pediatrician who declared Isabella perfectly normal, making Laurel begin to second-guess herself.

The doctor told Laurel that her daughter is pretending. It is natural (Good call Doc!), and she will be fine. Laurel wonders for a moment if maybe it is just normal to have an imaginary friend. What about “Drop Dead Fred?” (Awesome imaginary friend) The family decided to stay out for the day after visiting the pediatrician, and Brian said they had an awesome day. It was a normal, relaxing day, but eventually the family had to return home.

Brian and Laurel took Isabella home and she began to get very quiet and was acting very scared. They were free from the house for the entire day and the child was able to be without Emily, so it much have been peaceful. Yet now they were home and Brian and Laurel panicked to see what appeared to be “a whole wall of happiness” that was now on the floor in a pile. All of their family photos were off the walls and lying in the middle of their living room floor. Brian explains it was about twenty pictures in a large pile.

The family wanted to leave and move immediately but financially were unable to. Brian never believed in ghosts and never saw a ghost, but now he was experiencing things he could not explain, and he was becoming more and more freaked out. Just as things could not get any worse, Isabella ran into their room screaming “Daddy, the white face is in the window again.” Brian jumped up and followed his panicked daughter, and there in the window was what appeared to be a full apparition of a face. You would think this family would huddle together and stay in one room!

Brian finally admits that he now believes in ghosts or whatever it is tormenting his family. Laurel calls the vibe in her house dark and disturbing, and seems to just now be noticing this. The negative vibe prompted her to ask her mother to take Isabella for a while so Laurel could paint a mural of bright glowing, soft colors in Isabella’s room. She settled on painting a mural of “The Wizard of Oz,” because nothing says safety like the Wicked Witch of the West! (Feel free to insert witch riding music here.) She should have just gone with “The Addams Family” décor; at least they were always happy.