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What's Hot on TV Tonight – Big Brother Battle for Final 4

WHOTV.jpgWith Shelly gone, we’re don’t to the final five on Big Brother. They had their HoH donut battle Thursday night, and tonight we’ll get to find out who won and who they nominate. This will lead up to an eviction on Wednesday, and another one on Thursday, leaving the final four. Catch up on your other favorite shows and head to TV-Links.

1. 60 Minutes.Reports on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and using DNA technology to sustain endangered species. 6:00 PM CT CBS

2. NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup. AdvoCare 500 from Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA. 6:00 PM CT ESPN

3. Big Brother. Find out who won HoH and who they have nominated. 7:00 PM CT CBS

4. MLB Baseball: White Sox at Tigers. Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers. 7:00 PM CT ESPN2

5. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. After a several year absence, Harrison Ford is back as archaeologist Indiana Jones. This time he’s searching for the Crystal Skull of Akator. 7:15 PM CT NBC

6. 9/11: Heroes of the 88th Floor. A look at the lives of the lives that were impacted when the North Towers of the World Trade Center was struck on 9/11. 8:00 PM CT TLC

7. New Jersey Shore – Then & Now. A look at Jersey Show without The Situation and Snooki. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

8. Ice Road Truckers. Lisa and Maya lend a hand to a stranded driver, Carlile has a surprise for Tony, Dave’s descent into isolation continues, Hugh and Rick continue their load count with back hauls, and Alex has an unstable freight. 8:00 PM CT History

9. Drop Dead Diva. Parker and Jane take on an insurance company representing one of his exes, Kim represents a reverend, and Fed and Stacy have difficulties with the uncertainty of where their relationship is headed. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

10. Snapped. A woman’s secret life is discovered when her boyfriend, a yoga instructor, turns up dead. 8:00 PM CT Oxygen

11. Bridezillas. After her father recommends a tuxedo shop that can’t seem to get anything right, Bridezilla Kim makes him drive down to the tuxedo shop with her to rough up the owner if the problem doesn’t get fixed. Meanwhile, Bridezilla Danielle may think she’s a class act, but this ragezilla has some serious issues! When her cousin Ty makes a joke about her bridesmaid dress, Danielle cries, screams and throws her out of the wedding! 8:00 PM CT WE TV

12. Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. 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. 8:00 PM CT VH1

13. 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

14. True Blood. Sookie protects Bill, Eric, and Pam with her powers, Jesus casts a spell, Sam and Marcus settle a score, Debbie is confronted by Alcide, Any gets passionate in the forest, and Lafayette is consumed by the past. 8:00 PM CT HBO

15. The Good Wife. Before season three starts, a look back at the first two seasons. 8:30 PM CT CBS

16. In the Flow with Affion Crocket. A dance audition from Harry Shum Jr., and actress Wendi McLendon-Covey has a new fashion line to sell. 8:30 PM CT Fox

17. Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Rob explodes on Kim, and Kourtney gives Scott an ultimatum concurring him drinking too much. 9:00 PM CT E!

18. Top Gear. With a series of challenges designed to embarrass Tanner, Adam and Rutledge aim to teach him a lesson. 9:00 PM CT History

19. Against the Wall. An officer who allegedly stalked his police psychiatrist is investigated by Abby and Lina, Richie’s loyalties and ethics are challenged by his new partner, and Abby’s relationship grows. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

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. Iron Chef America. Robert Carter vs. Cora. 9:00 PM CT Food Network

22. Breaking Bad. Skyler figures out how to solve her economic woes, Hank gets Walt to investigate a theory, and Walt loses patience with Jesse. 9:00 PM CT AMC

23. Curb Your Enthusiasm. Larry’s painful childhood memories are conjured up by an ice cream truck. 9:00 PM CT HBO

24. Entourage. Vince continues his pursuit of Sophia, Turtle approaches his investors, looking for more money, Sloan’s date is crashed by Eric and Melinda, and Ari connects emotionally with a script. 9:35 PM CT HBO

What's Hot on TV Tonight – College Football Season Starts

WHOTV.jpgCollege football starts its season today with several games throughout the dial, including Ohio State, Notre Dame, and BYU.

1. 2011 U.S. Open Tennis. Third round play from the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY. 10:00 AM CT CBS

2. College Football. Akron at Ohio State. 11:00 AM CT ESPN

3. College Football. Utah State at Auburn. 11:00 AM CT ESPN2

4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Brad Pitt stars as the title character who lives his life in reverse, as an old gentleman to a baby. yet has the vitality of a young man as an older man, and as a younger man has the wisdom of an older man. It makes it nearly impossible for him to live completely with the love of his life. 11:00 AM CT FX

5. Eat Pray Love.span> Julia Roberts stars in this film adaptation of the book by Elizabeth Gilbert. A writer and divorcee, she decides to go on the trip of a lifetime hoping to find the meaning of life she’s missing out on. 1:40 AM CT Starz

6. College Football. South Florida at Notre Dame. 2:30 PM CT NBC

7. College Football. Western Michigan at Michigan. 2:30 PM CT ABC

8. MLB Baseball: Tigers at Twins. Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers. 3:00 PM CT Fox

9. College Football. BYU at Mississippi. 3:45 PM CT ESPN

10. NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series. Great Clips 300 from Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA. 6:30 PM CT ESPN2

11. Game Time: Tackling the Past. A professional football player is forced to reevaluate his life because of unexpected circumstances. 7:00 PM CT NBC

12. College Football. LSU vs. Oregon. 7:00 PM CT ABC

13. College Football. Boise State at Georgia. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

14. Get Low. A hermit tries to plan his own funeral. Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, and Sissy Spacek star. 8:00 PM CT Starz

15. 48 Hours. A doctor’s wife makes the claims that killing her husband was in self-defense. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

16. College Football. Colorado at Hawaii. 9:15 PM CT ESPN2

How To Knock Yourself Out To Avoid A Fight: Jersey Shore, S4, Ep5

We are mid-fight right now. These Jersey kids really know how to create a cliff-hanger. Sitch was foaming at the mouth and screaming at SloppyRon to hit him. It’s still happening as the roomies file out and try to get between them. Last week ended on a much edited scene because the same scene is unfolding, only now Sitch is not only banging on the wall before he and SloppyRon topple over onto each other, but he slams his head into the wall.


He comes away from the wall in a daze. Then he falls over as SloppySam holds back SloppyRon and SloppyRon yells.

JWoWW curls over Sitch and asks him to look at her. His eyes are glazed over and he turns his head back and forth. She says he clearly is not all there.

Which is why he jumps up after a few seconds and begs SloppyRon to fight. And so, SloppyRon jumps at him. They topple over onto each other, not really punching, not really wrestling, not really doing much but falling on each other. JWoWW takes cover on SloppyRon’s bed, curling up over herself this time and covering her head as the two guys fall on each other near her.

The other girls are crying. The other guys are watching. They all let security jump in and tear the guys apart. With all the steroidal testosterone and booze enhancing their innate sense of “let’s beat each other up,” it’s probably a good idea to let the professionals handle this one.

DJP reveals that Sitch has a background in karate. However, neither Sitch nor SloppyRon knows how to throw a punch. With all his muscles, SloppyRon cannot fight. He thinks Sitch knocked himself out on the wall in an attempt to commit suicide to get away from the SloppyCoupleDrama.

See? It wasn’t just me. That clearly was not a fight. Not that I want a fight. Complete tangent—I was completely ill yesterday when I watched two news reports on Yahoo News: one was a father who beat up a 16 year old his son had been fighting after the father “reffed” the fight; the other was a group of youth league football coaches going after and pummeling a referee for a series of bad calls. This is what our world is coming to—adults beating up children and youth leaders ganging up on authority figures. Nice. But back to Italy.

Once the boys are torn apart, SloppySam decides to help by crying and whining at SloppyRon about how she was wrong but she was right and asking him what she did and why he did what he did. SloppyRon keeps shouting for her to go away.

Snooki and Deena are still crying. JWoWW is also crying, and she yells at SloppySam to leave SloppyRon alone. SloppySam yells back at her to stay out of it. They yell back and forth about repeating Jersey.

DJP and Vincenzo have disappeared for the moment, not wanting to be part of anything going on. Guys just wanna have fun. Where’s Sarah Jessica Parker and her leg warmers when you need them?

Sitch has found a moment to lie down and put a large bag of ice on his head. Snooki urges him to go to the hospital. He doesn’t want to. She says that going to the hospital doesn’t mean he lost the fight. He needs to make sure he didn’t do anything to himself seriously. JWoWW calls the ambulance, and they medics tie Sitch to a board and stabilize his head. DJP goes with Sitch to the hospital. He’s holding Sitch’s hand and telling him who he is. While this seems like a nice gesture, Sitch is perfectly aware of what’s going on. Maybe DJP missed that part when he disappeared after the fight.

JWoWW attempts to get SloppyRon to tell her what’s got him so heated. SloppySam thinks that no one can possibly understand SloppyRon aside from her, so she’s angry JWoWW is talking to him. When she goes in to talk to him, JWoWW begs her to leave them alone and SloppyRon again yells at her to leave. He shouts that he’s been calling other girls since they’ve been in Italy. SloppySam gets that look on her face that means she’s disgusted and she yells and walks away.
SloppyRon thinks that he let a lot of anger build up over the last three years at Sitch and he shouldn’t have waited to get it out. JWoWW thinks the fight is long overdue. Then SloppyRon cries. Because he’s really a pussy. And this is what steroids does.

Usually I don’t accuse people of being on steroids, but here, I’ll allow myself to do so because (1) I wasn’t the first to bring it up—DJP did and (2) SloppyRon has been sporting some bacne, so either that GNC stuff he’s on is causing an allergic reaction or he’s on the juice. Or maybe he needs some antibacterial cleanser. Still, his anger issues do not help the idea of him not being on steroids.

Out on the pigeon porch, Vincenzo tells Snooki and Deena how he doesn’t see the point of fighting and how crazy that Sitch is in the hospital by his own doing. They talk about concussions and Snooki has had some from cheerleading and being drunk.

SloppyRon goes to talk to SloppySam who is crying under her covers. He tells her that the two of them being together causes problems like sending roommates to the hospital. He plans to wait for her in the smush room until she’s ready to talk. On his way to the smush room, he attempts to make out with Vincenzo.

I’m serious. Vincenzo is dozing on the couch in the living room. SloppyRon reaches over the back of the couch and attempts to bear hug and kiss him. Watch it. I’m telling you. It’s totally a pass made out to be an apology. Plus, instead of first saying, Sorry about flying off the handle, Sloppy Ron says, I love you. I’m not making that up.

Vincenzo tells SloppyRon he doesn’t like it when he acts like that. He could be talking about how SloppyRon is making a pass at him, but I think he’s also talking about how SloppyRon killed Sitch’s bed. Vincenzo tells SloppyRon he can always come talk to him instead of reacting that way.

SloppySam walks through and SloppyRon follows her, but not before hugging and kissing Vincenzo one more time. The Sloppy Couple sit down for a whispering chat about how their relationship is toxic and how they love each other but they have issues and they care about each other and themselves. SloppyRon wants to talk but SloppySam wants him to stop. He tells her he did call a girl and she wants to know who it was. She guesses it was the girl from Long Island and then says, Goodbye. He wants her to sit and he wants to be honest. She tells him she wants nothing to do with him ever again and walks out.

Guess what—SloppySam is done with SloppyRon.

SloppyRon follows her into her room. She wants to talk. She tells him to get away. She says, Do you, as if she’s never said that before. She tells him again to get away.

Guess what—SloppyRon is done with SloppySam.

That was the shortest relationship ever.

SloppyRon returns to his room and finds his stuff amid the rubble of Sitch’s bed. He decides he needs to go home. The first things he throws into his suitcase? Supplements. I #OOPS# you not. Vincenzo finds him packing and tells him to sleep on the decision and not to go home just because things don’t work out with SloppySam.

SloppyRon goes out to the pigeon porch to ponder the profound advice of Vincenzo, whom SloppyRon calls the Dr. Phil of the house. SloppyRon decides that Vincenzo is right and he should stay. Dammit.

In the middle of all of this, the phone rings. A florist calls and asks to talk to Nooki or Sally-Jenny. Vincenzo half-understands her and she doesn’t understand him so he winds up hanging up on her. Hil. Air. Eee. Us! Sally-jenny. Aw.

To cleanse his soul and conscience, SloppyRon decides to put Sitch’s bed back along with his stuff. He hates him, but he’s also hurt.

DJP comes home tired because he waited in the waiting room for four hours. They are keeping Sitch for observation. Vincenzo also goes to bed, having dealt with the SloppyCouple all night.

Sitch arrives home in a little while, saying he has some head trauma and a sprain. He has a neck brace. He’s upset he can’t GTL for the next few days. He goes to his bed and collapses.

SloppyRon comes into their room and then tries to make out with Sitch. What is it with him? He comes over to Sitch, rubs his back, and asks if he’s all right. He tells Sitch he didn’t mean that s*** all right all right, all while massaging Sitch’s shoulder. Sitch thinks they have unsettled business because no one won round one.

To collect his thoughts, SloppyRon decides to spend the day by himself. He goes to the gym and works out alone. He wants to change how he bottles things up. He wants to let things go instead of flipping out.

At the house, JWoWW and Snooki find the flowers their boyfriends sent to them. Vincenzo tells JWoWW that Sitch is home, he suffered head trauma, and he can’t go out for a week. They decide to go do laundry and the house is back to normal. So they all leave the head trauma victim alone to discuss if the Sloppy Couple is still together. They hate their relationship and are tired of it.

Vincenzo, DJP, and the girls minus SloppySam find SloppyRon in a restaurant. SloppyRon immediately apologizes to them for what happened. SloppyRon says that SloppySam didn’t want to talk to him, called him names, and said they were done. Vincenzo asks why he would want to be with someone like that. Then JWoWW says SloppySam wanted to see how much SloppyRon loved her and tested him by making him fight.

What the? So now it’s all SloppySam’s fault? Really? Why is SloppyRon the innocent here? Seriously?

Later at home, Snooki talks to Jianni on the phone. She makes sexual comments. He doesn’t like them. He keeps telling her to stop being so blunt about sex. She keeps talking about orgasms.

Meanwhile, SloppySam takes all the stuff that SloppyRon has given to her and puts it on his bed. She thinks this is a good idea. She thinks she will find a guy who appreciates her. Then she goes in to see Sitch to ask him how he is and to apologize. He grunts, ignoring her. He thinks it’s SloppySam’s fault that he fought.

Really? Again? No. It’s your own damn fault you fought, you jackass. You run your mouth all the time and get into everyone else’s business.

Then Sitch starts to feel bad for himself. If someone else in the house was hurt, he’d be checking on them. No one is checking on him. He’s making his own food. He walks around the house crying behind his big red sunglasses. I do feel bad for him and I do think he has a point—the guy bashed his head in. Someone should keep watch. Even if he did do it to himself. Maybe he’ll learn a lesson about meddling and talking trash. But probably not.

The roomies arrive home and think Sitch’s neck brace is ridiculous.

SloppyRon finds all of SloppySam’s stuff on his bed. He decides to throw it in the trash. SloppySam sees the stuff in the trash and starts to take it out and fold it. She asks him for the earrings she left on his bed but he doesn’t answer her. She takes them out of the trash. She doesn’t understand the logic of throwing out diamond earrings. Exactly. You can bring them to a pawn shop.

And now for the perfectly logical explanation of why Sitch bashed his own head against the wall: When Sitch was in a previous fight with a guy bigger than SloppyRon, he knew he had to act like he was crazy, so he bashed his own head against a wall. His head went through it because it was sheet rock. And so, not realizing that the walls of the house in Italy were cement, he attempted the same thing. SloppyRon seems highly uninterested in listening at first, but then winds up laughing at the absolutely ridiculous reasoning.

Then Sitch tells SloppyRon that he tries to stay out of his relationship and didn’t mean to upset him. SloppyRon walks in and out of the room as Sitch talks, not caring.

The girls go out for a girls’ night. They eat Mexican. Mexican food in other countries is a must. No joke. They give SloppySam advice about how to confront people when they say rumors or when they try to start problems.

The guys get ready to go out while Sitch stays home with his brace and sunglasses. The guys twirl around sparklers and dance around. Some girl keeps hitting on SloppyRon, who is drinking profusely.

DJP dances with some girl while some guy gets in his face and keeps saying, Che cosa? According to Google Translate, that means so what or what. (Hey! I actually did some research!) Perhaps it means something in slang, too. The girl won’t translate it, but says that the guy is being a douche. DJP goes up to the guy and keeps saying, What’s up baby? I don’t know how that’s any kind of threatening.

There’s some pushing and shoving but nothing comes of it. Vincenzo thinks DJP is drunk. DJP is not a fighter. Except for when Angelina slaps him across the face. Then it’s time to heed the warning, Don’t anger the DJ. They all end the night on a happy note, dancing and drinking more.

The girls arrive home. Snooki tells Sitch that she was upset when he went to the hospital. She’s still mad that he said they slept together, but she still loves him as a friend. It is unclear whether or not penetration occurred.

SloppyRon decides not to take home the girl who has been hitting on him. Instead, he decides to buy SloppySam flowers. He wants to prove that he’s the right one and SloppySam is the bad one because she thinks he’ll bring home a girl and he’s not going to.

To recap: SloppyRon is buying SloppySam flowers not to do something nice, but to prove that she’s horrible. That’s nice.

When he gets home, SloppySam is freaking out because she doesn’t know if she can take seeing SloppyRon with a girl. He follows her to her room and gives her flowers, saying, just so you know just so you know.

SloppySam is beyond confused. First she asks if they were for someone else. Remember, when Vincenzo’s girl never showed up in Miami, SloppyRon regifted the flowers, giving them to SloppySam. She has grounds to ask.

SloppyRon explains that giving her the flowers means he’s going to be happy either way, with or without her. He’s moving on.

Umm, can someone explain to me how giving flowers to your less-than-24-hours-ago ex girlfriend is moving on? That makes no sense and that’s totally fu**ing with her head. He’s such a douchetool.

Then she asks him if he brought a girl home. SloppyRon gets so angry at the question that he throws out the flowers. SloppySam takes the flowers out of the garbage and puts them in a large pot and thanks him for the flowers.

She has every right to be confused, btw. I mean, he told her that they are toxic and should not be together and he spent the afternoon throwing out the stuff she tried to give back to him. Now he’s buying her flowers. And all the drama is her fault? Not that she’s an angel, but come on. That doesn’t make sense.

Aaaand, compared to last week, this ends on a very anti-climactic note. Everyone climbs into bed and goes to sleep and no one attempts to plow through a concrete wall.


Big Brother 13, Sept. 1 – Fool Me Once …

It’s day 62, and even Shelly is calling her chances of staying this week slim to none because of Porsche opening Pandora’s Box. She’s been working Rachel and Jordan since the moment she knew she was in trouble and believes it might be working well for her. Adam can only say it sucks, and that he hates it. He doesn’t know if he or Shelly is the target, but knows he needs to start kissing some veteran butt. Porsche says she had no other choice but to nominate them.. A trained monkey could have done her job. She’s so upset, she hasn’t even drank her champagne yet. “No reason for celebration.”

Jordan and Rachel meet up in the diary room, with Jordan announcing, “Guess what, Newbies? Double Trouble is back!” Racheltells them if they thought Brenchel was coming for them, they now have Jochel to deal with. She can’t wait to see Shelly groveling at her feet. 

Shelly needs to take a little time by herself to figure out what her next move is. She’s not ready to go to the jury house. In the purple room, she notices the Fortune Teller moving, so starts pushing buttons trying to get it to do something. In other seasons, there have been special powers in the house, and she can’t figure out why there would be a fortune teller, if it wasn’t to give someone a fortune or magic power. She sits in that room for three hours staring, poking, and begging the fortune teller, and finally admits the joke must be on her.

Sitting outside with Rachel later, Shelly sweet talks her a little, saying she’s just sitting there thinking of all the stuff Rachel has won. If she can convince Rachel to keep her, she knows she’ll get Jordan, and then doesn’t need a fortune teller. She tells Rachel she can use her to get where she wants to go, and that she’d be crazy not to use her like that. She knows Adam won’t protect her and Jordan. Unlike Adam, Rachel knows Shelly has played the game and at least tried. 

Rachel understands everything Shelly is saying and what she has been doing the whole time. She has more respect for that then someone who has been protected the whole time and just floated through. It’s the only reason she’s even entertaining this conversation. But, she doesn’t know if Shelly would put her on the block if she won HoH. Shelly offers Rachel her “Past, Present, and Future” diamond ring, saying she’ll let her hold onto it to prove herself, as she’s not about to let her walk out of the house with it. It’s really just a cubic zirconia, though. Rachel is seriously considering this offer, as she knows Shelly has been manipulating and lying, but she’s also been playing the game, one which Rachel thinks could be the best of anyone in the house. 

Rachel takes this proposition to Jordan and suggests keeping Shelly, because she’s a much larger target than Adam. He happens to walk in right after this and tells them they have to make the toughest decision so far. He’s been true to them and wats to go to final four with them. Jordan feels like they’ve genuinely helped and saved him and doesn’t want him turning his back on them. 

Adam knows he might not be the best game player, but is willing to promise them anything to keep him. Rachel considers him the ultimate definition of a floater. He goes with the power, and is only going to be on their side until he’s not on their side. She knows he’s only going to do what’s best for his own game and thinks he’s playing everyone.

Rachel and Jordan talk to Shelly and tell her they don’t trust her and feel like she backstabbed them. They need someone to stick with them and not play sides. Rachel really doesn’t think Jordan exacting revenge on Shelly is the best move for them right now. Shelly  knows she hurt Jordan incredibly, and asks for her forgiveness. Jordan tells her, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool, me twice, shame on me.” 

Really pushing this Shelly thing, Rachel tells Jordan the argument for keeping Shelly is that Kalia and Porsche don’t like her. The logical thing to do here is to keep your enemies in the game. Jordan knows Rachel has been right about everything so far, and feels she’s made some really bad decisions. It makes her wonder if she’s now playing personal or play strategic.

Going live Thursday night, Julie Chen asks Jordan for her interpretation of Rachel. She tells her Rachel is a handful and very entertaining. You never get bored with her. Asked her first impression on Pandora’s Box, Kalia answers she thought if it was good for Porsche, she could only imagine what was about to happen to the rest of the house. So her thought was, “Oh Girl, I hope it was worth it.”

Shelly’s week comes down to it being the most difficult for her. You have to make game moves, and in the house people do things differently than they would be outside the house. Jordan was so hurt, and she adores her. It crushed her and pained her to see Jordan upset. Adam doesn’t see himself so much as the only man left in the house, but the sexiest man to ever play Big Brother. More seriously, he says he has a lot of female friends outside the house, so he’s used to being with all these girls. 

What's Hot on TV Tonight – Cristian de la Fuente on Haven

WHOTV.jpgCristian de la Fuente, the hottie from Dancing With the Stars and Haven, make a guest appearance tonight on Syfy’s Haven. Catch up on your other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. Only the Lonely. This is really a sweet movie with John Candy being charming as well as his usual funny self, and Maureen O’Hara as his mom is absolutely drop dead gorgeous still, at any age. Ally Sheedy costars as Candy’s love interest. 6:10 PM CT Encore Love

2. Friends with Benefits. In the first half hour, Sara begins dating a blind man, but misses the compliments about her physical appearance. In the second half hour, Sara and Ben both go back to relationships with their exes and start to lose themselves, and Aaron trie sot impress a woman with his money, which surprises Riley. 7:00 PM CT NBC

3. 2011 U.S. Open Tennis. Men’s 2nd Round and Women’s 3rd Round from the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY. 6:00 PM CT ESPN2

4. Dateline NBC. Authorities suspect a man was reenacting a horror movie is responsible for a woman who went missing in the Chattahoochee National Forest. 8:00 PM CT NBC

5. Karaoke Battle USA. More karaoke singing. It doesn’t seem as fun without the raucousness of a bar. 8:00 PM CT ABC

6. Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. Julie has hopes of finding the perfect dress, and Madeline’s mom thinks the dress order mixup is a sign that the wedding should be called off. 8:00 PM CT TLC

7. Tanked. A mega-church in need of a 57,000-gallon tank, a man cave with a keg tank, and a lawyer who fittingly wants a shark tank. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

8. Haven. Special guest star Cristian de la Fuente (Dancing With The Stars) plays a straight laced banker who leads a double life as a serial killer. He has to fight the urge within to wrestle with his own self perception while also looking to kill others. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

9. Four Weddings. Jenean gets a backyard reception, while Lauren has a black-tie affair. RhiAnna enters her wedding via horse and carriage, and Lisa has a year of meticulous planning for her big day. 9:00 PM CT TLC

10. Rat Busters NYC. “Giant Cannibal Rat.” 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

11. Torchwood: Miracle Day. the Three Families plunge the world into recession, the Torchwood team – defeated, powerless and hunted – must strike a bargain with the devil himself. Frances Fisher (Titanic, The Lincoln Lawyer) guest stars as The Mother. 9:00 PM CT Starz

12. NFL Preseason Football. Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks 9:30 PM CT NFL Network

What's Hot on TV Tonight – Big Brother Final Five

WHOTV.jpgBig Brother gets down to the final five tonight. And with the help of Pandora’s Box, either Shelly or Adam will be evicted. It seems after Dick went home the night of the first episode, and the first three people in the jury house are veterans, that CBS is trying to figure out a way to get the remaining vets further in the game, without the Box, there’d only be one left after tonight’s show. Catch up with other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. 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. 4:30 PM CT 5StarMax

2. 2011 U.S. Open Tennis. Second round from the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY. 6:00 PM CT ESPN2

3. NFL Preseason Football. Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals. 6:00 PM CT ESPN

4. NFL Preseason Football. Cleveland Browns at Chicago Bears. 7:00 PM CT Fox

5. Big Brother. Either Shelly or Adam will be evicted, leaving a five five. 8:00 PM CT CBS

6. Burn Notice. Michael and Fiona extract a bio-weapons specialist by going undercover, and Sam and Jesse set traps. 8:00 PM CT USA

7. The First 48. Investigators get clues from a murder victim’s car, and a son is shot in the yard of his mom 8:00 PM CT A&E

8. Project Runway. The designers create a piece of art, along with art students, that is intended to inspire them for their next challenge. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

9. Rookie Blue. Andy, Dov, and Traci are challenged in an undercover training exercise, and Chris’ visit to a graveyard turns up a teenager tied up. 9:00 PM CT ABC

10. Suits. A former mentor of Harvey’s wants help, and Mike and Louis settle an estate by working together. 9:00 PM CT USA

11. Wilfred. Wilfred suggests Ryan trade hi new happiness for a greater good. 9:00 PM CT FX

12. Beyond Scared Straight. At-risk teens learn a lesson after not taking jail seriously. 9:00 PM CT truTV

13. LA Ink. Kat and Jesse go to Mexico, the Baja 500 race, and Arianna gets surprised. 9:00 PM CT TLC

14. Louie. Louie gets a visit from his niece. 9:30 PM CT FX

15. Russian Dolls. The results of the Marina-hosted Sveta’s jewelry show are disastrous, and Anastasia considers giving her ex another chance. 9:32 PM CT Lifetime

16. Late Show with David Letterman. Julianna Margulies, Joe Wong, and Lady Antebellum are tonight’s guests. 10:35 PM CT CBS

What's Hot on TV Tonight – Big Brother and Pandora's Box

WHOTV.jpgWhen are these houseguests going to learn? Pandora’s Box isn’t worth it. You might get a fistful of money, but what bad things are going to happen because of it? Had Porsche not opened that box, she could have practically written the final five, but now it’s not up to her, but who win’s the PoV Challenge. Check out your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. MLB Baseball: Yankees at Red Sox. New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox. 6:00 PM CT ESPN

2. Big Brother Find out who won power of veto and which couple is left as the odd man out. 7:00 PM CT CBS

3. Buried Treasure. Leigh and Leslie travel to a Vermont horse farm, a family in Texas, and another than has an extensive art collection. 7:00 PM CT Fox

4. Melissa & Joey. In the first half hour, Joe’s younger brother takes a liking to Mel when he visits. In the second half hour, Joe is responsible for Ryder being in trouble, and Mel sneaks Lennox into an 18-and-over concert. 7:00 PM CT ABC Family

8. Bedbug Apocalypse. The bedbugs plague of last year is highlighted. 7:00 PM CT OWN

6. America’s Got Talent. Find out which five acts will complete the final. 10. 8:00 PM CT NBC

7. Royal Pains. An art collector has trouble staying conscious, Hank makes a recommendation for Paige’s mom’s treatment. 8:00 PM CT USA

8. Ghost Hunters International. The team is walking down a long dark hallway while the k2 meter keeps going off in spurts, but as they get closer to it, it starts going crazy. Amy becomes very weary of turning the corner to see what’s to her right. She builds her confidence and then calls Adam over after she thought something was standing in front of a window, but then it vanished. She sends Adam down to check it out to see how tall something would need to be to block the window. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

9. Roseanne’s Nuts. Roseanne is asked to be Grand Marshal of the Utah Pride festival in Salt Lake City. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

10. Primetime Nightline. “My (Extra) Ordinary Family – My Kid is Transgender. 9:00 PM CT ABC

11. Necessary Roughness. Dani helps the Hawks beat a playoff curse, and TK meets up with his match. 9:00 PM CT USA

12. Rescue Me. Colleen’s wedding becomes emotional, and the guys go handle a fire to beat all others. 9:00 PM CT FX

13. Hot in Cleveland. Joy and Victoria have the female version of The Hangover when they try to figure out why happened to Elka after her bachelorette party. 9:00 PM CT TVLand

14. Top Chef: Just Desserts. The chefs need to create a cake to celebrate the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and need to do it in three movements, then serve it to the symphony members and patrons. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

15. Toddlers & Tiaras. Madd puts on her mom’s Dolly Parton outfit to compete, Queen is the one teaching her mom about high glitz, Madison is unpredictable with her mom. 9:00 PM CT TLC

16. Confessions: Animal Hoarding. Brenda lives with a hoard of more than one-hundred rabbits, and Johnnie has thirteen big dogs. 9:00 PM CT TLC

17. Primetime on OWN. Bobbie Ann Finley makes the claim that she robber the bank accounts of her fourteen husbands. 9:00 PM CT TLC

18. Dance Moms. Abby plays matchmaker to Brook and her duet partner. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

19. The Challenge: Rivals. “Reunion.” 9:00 PM CT MTV

20. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Allison Janney, Jay Mohr, and OK Go are the guests tonight. 10:35 PM CT NBC

Teen Mom, Season 3, Episode 8 – Moving right along …

This week’s episode begins with Maci and Kyle taking Bentley to daycare for the first time, because Maci is worried that he’s not spending enough time around other kids. Does Ryan count? Inside the room full of adorable kiddos, Maci is proven right as Bentley clings to her and cries when they sit on the floor for “circle time”. Bentley stays in his mama’s lap and some random little girl is sitting in Kyle’s lap. Is that weird? Bentley starts to warm up to the room and plays with dinosaurs and other kids. A little.

Maci and Kyle try to leave, and Bentley freaks out. When they walk out the door, Bentley is inconsolable and screams and cries for Mommy. Finally Kyle comes back in and stays with Bentley. It’s all very sweet, and then Maci is shown looking through the window at her boys. I know what’s coming next. Maci v/o’s that seeing Kyle with Bentley lets her know what a great dad he’ll be when they have kids of their own. Oh, boy.

Back in Lametown, Indiana … little Leah is still living with Gary, while Amber gets her new home ready for her daughter, including Leah’s very gender-riffic pink pretty princess room. Her friend from high school, Clinton, is helping her move her stuff in. Wasn’t Kyle Maci’s “friend from high school?” I wonder where this is headed …

Gary tells his mom that it’s time for Leah to go home to Amber and that the case worker will be picking her up. He tells his mom that he thinks Amber has learned her lesson, and I realize Gary is as dumb as Amber is horrible. We also see that poor, stupid Gary will genuinely miss having his daughter around all the time. He may be kind of gross, but he does love his kid.

Caitlynn and Tyler are meeting up with their adoption counselor to get their six-month update on baby Carly. I can’t wait to see pictures! We get to see some delightful pictures of 18-month old Carly, who looks more and more like Tyler all the time. Caitlynn and Tyler tell the adoption counselor that they would like to have Carly at their graduation, which is in about 6 months, right around the time Carly will be turning 2. You can see it means a lot to them and not just because they want to see her, but because they want her to see them graduate high school. I’m really proud of these two!

They decide to bring up the subject with Brandon and Theresa (Carly’s adoptive parents) via a letter, instead of a phone call, so that they don’t put them on the spot. They don’t want Brandon and Theresa to feel obligated, and want to give them the time and space to think about it. Again, with the upbringing (or lack thereof) that these two have had, they constantly amaze me with their maturity and sensitivity. They will send the letter with the Christmas presents they were already planning to send.

Farrah and Sophia are having lunch with Michael, Farrah’s dad. I still don’t get why Farrah calls him Michael and why their relationship is so weird, but whatever. Farrah tells her dad she wants to move away to pursue her bachelor’s, now that she has finished her associates in Culinary Arts and Culinary Management. Eventually she wants to open her own restaurant. When he asks her where she’s thinking of moving, she says she’s thinking of California or Arizona, where there are lots of job opportunities and warmer weather. I’m already turning down the volume of my tv in anticipation of the logical argument by a parent vs. whine-fest I’m no doubt about to be subjected to.

I’m not wrong about the conversation, but I won’t give you the boring play-by-play. There’s a lot of good points brought up by Michael, with Farrah rolling her eyes and saying snarky things back, always ending with her saying “Michael” like a bratty 2 year old.

Back at Maci and Kyle’s, Maci says to Kyle, out of nowhere, “When are we gonna make another baby?” Kyle’s appropriate response is “are you crazy?” Maci says she wants another one and suggests Kyle might want one of his own. He tells her if they get married they can have a baby. What? Maci doesn’t seem to like that plan. WHAT? I’m confused, and Maci tells Kyle that he’s ready, but he’s scared. If by ‘ready’ Maci means ‘unemployed’, then yes. They are BOTH ready.

Just to review – Maci and Kyle are both unemployed, unmarried, and raising Bentley and Maci has dropped out of college. Perfect time to talk about more babies!

Maci’s other reasons for wanting a baby: Bentley doesn’t need her anymore. She wants a little girl. She has to “give this one away half the time”. And she wants a baby with Kyle. Can Caitlynn talk some sense into this girl?

Speaking of Caitlynn, she’s getting ready to go to work (take note, Amber and Maci), while Tyler is getting ready to go shopping with his dad for Christmas gifts for Carly. Caitlynn and her mom will go shopping together later, since Butch and April (Caitlynn’s mom) still aren’t allowed to have contact.

Project Runway 9, Episode 4 – Team Drama and Team Disasters

Last week on Project Runway, the contestants had to design something for Nina Garcia, who proved to be a very demanding client. Kimberly won, by making Nina the pants she’d wanted, while Julie was sent home after a string of defeats.

The following morning, the designers wake up to find boxes with their names on them. When they open their boxes, they find sneakers and t-shirts inside, which, naturally leads many of them to guess that they’re making athletic gear for the next challenge. Cecilia, meanwhile, is upset that Julie was sent home instead of her. The designers then find a note from Heidi instructing them to meet her and Tim at the New Balance Armory, which boasts a track and field area.

There, Heidi and Tim explain the challenge. Heidi has been working with New Balance lately, and she wants the designers to make outfits that could be worn with New Balance’s sneakers. She tells them that they can make anything, up to and including dresses, so long as they use denim and suede in their looks. They aren’t restricted to athletic gear. (I suspect, though, the designers would be restricted to casual clothing. Dresses and sneakers don’t go together, in my opinion.) The winner not only gets immunity, but will be able to sell their look on

The designers will also be working in teams of three– and their teams will have captains. They will have to run a foot-race to determine who the captains will be. Can we get anymore grade-school? Somehow, I don’t think designers in the real world use athletic competitions to determine who’s in charge of a project. What the footrace will probably do is identify the most competitive (and probably dumber) guys. I say that, because being the team leader is a two-edged sword: If your team wins, you get the credit and immunity, but if your team loses, you usually get the blame– and a trip home.)

Cecilia obviously wants no part of any of this, and tells Tim she wants to go home. In other words, she’s quitting. She doesn’t want to take a spot that should have gone to somebody else– and she obviously thinks the judges made a mistake in keeping her over Julie. Somewhere out there, Serena and Amanda are livid that they didn’t make the cut, while Cecilia did.

On with the race– and sure enough the first four are all guys: Joshua, Bryce, Anthony, and Viktor. Olivier trips, falls, and hurts his knee. He then has a panic attack and seems to pass out, but he soon recovers. Bert, being the oldest, finishes dead last and Heidi jogs alongside him to keep him to keep him company. After finishing and learning who the team captains are, Bert tells us that he doesn’t want to be on Viktor or Joshua’s teams.

Afterwards, there’s a schoolyard pick-em in which the captains make their selections: Joshua chooses Anya and Becky; Bryce picks Kimberly and Danielle; Anthony takes Laura and Bert, while Viktor picks Olivier. Bert, for the record, was the last person to be placed on a team. Heidi notes that Viktor and Olivier are at a disadvantage since they only have two people. Traditionally, when a designer left unexpectedly, their spot was given to the most recently eliminated designer. In this case, that would be Julie. This time, though, Heidi gives Team Viktor the option of picking the eliminated designer themselves, and they chose Joshua C.

Heidi and Tim then tell the teams they each have to make three cohesive looks that go with New Balance sneakers. The designers are then told to “caucus” and sketch for the next 30 minutes. It quickly becomes obvious that Joshua M. has gotten into the same Jackass Pills that Viktor and Bert had both taken during the last team challenge, as he snottily shoots down all of Becky’s suggestions. “Leggings are over,” he sneers at one point. When the designers shop at Mood, he again dismisses her suggestions. Since Anya goes along with this — at least at first — Becky feels like the odd man out.

Back at the workroom, Joshua C. gets a warm reception from his fellow designers, and tells everybody that he’s delighted to be back. Danielle DR’s that she and Bryce are the underdogs since they’ve both been on the bottom before. Team Viktor discusses who will make what, while Becky is still trying to get Joshua M. To acknowledge her skills as a designer, pointing out that she’s worked with knitwear before. Joshua M. sneers he only wants Becky to sew, not think or design. I’m already sure that I want Becky to get further than Joshua M. Meanwhile, Anthony is finding Bert difficult to work with, and Bert admits that he has trouble remembering people’s names — but dismissively adds that he sees most of his competitors as “insignificant.”

Tim and Heidi come in to make some rounds, and they start with Team Bryce, who show them a cowled hoodie. Heidi asks if they would really consider this cool or fashion-forward, and Bryce admits the answer is probably no. Heidi also dislikes their dress, and Kimberly notes that it’s back to the drawing board– but they don’t have a lot of time.

Next up is Team Viktor, and Tim dislikes their long skirt, saying it reminds him of Auntie Em from the Wizard of Oz. He and Heidi do like the denim jacket, although they aren’t sure how it goes with the skirt. The jacket looks like something a biker would wear, while the long skirt looks like something a farmer’s wife might wear. Tim advises them to “edit.”

Tim and Heidi then check in with Team Anthony, who present a suede jacket and a tank top, a bodice, and a jump suit. Heidi reminds then that the piece have to be worn with sneakers, and singles out one garment as “too dressy.”

Q and A with Kate Mulgrew, Guest-Star of Syfy’s Warehouse 13

Kate Mulgrew recently began guest-starring on “Warehouse 13,” and during a conference call, discussed her extensive career and several of the iconic roles she has portrayed, as well as some of her theater work and her charity work, which means the world to her. Warehouse is Syfy’s most successful series to air as to date. It follows a team of secret government agents who work in a top-secret storage facility in South Dakota. The team keeps the special artifacts housed that are collected by the U.S. government. The show stars Saul Rubinek, Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Allison Scagliotti and newcomer Aaron Ashmore. The teams deal with everything from chasing supernatural and paranormal activity, and are always in search of new objects to house in the warehouse.

Kate joins this incredible ensemble cast in the episode titled “The 40th Floor,” which begins her four episode stint playing Jane. She enters as a mystical, complex character, who will reveal more secrets than viewers may be able to handle. She could not go into full details because she was “sworn to secrecy.” The audience will be in for the surprise of their lives, according to Mulgrew. She said the “ingredients were there for a perfect soufflé.” Her character becomes vitally important to the series’ already exciting run.

Kate discussed the cast and how she loved being a part of Warehouse. There was instant chemistry between her and the cast, and she feels right at home in the Sci-fi genre. She is proud of how much it changed for the better over the years. Her voice grew excited when she spoke about executive producer and showrunner Jack Kenny. There is no glass ceiling, as that has been shattered, and women are now able to play empowered characters, not being just the damsels in distress anymore. The characters are smart and have substance.

Eddie and Allison are natural actors and Saul is “one of the great actors of our generation.” She had a hard time not laughing the entire time, but when the director yelled “action,” they were all business. She loves the fact that there is lightness to her character and on the set of Warehouse. I asked Kate if there is another great Syfy series she would love to make an appearance on and she replied “Alphas,” just for the chance to work with Davis Strathairn. “I adore him.” She called Joanne Kelly a “natural confection, describing everyone with so much detail and with such adoration. She adored the camaraderie and naturalism of it all. There was a “complete relaxation” on set.

There were no dramatic challenges, but she said keeping all the secrets were her greatest challenges. She wanted to reveal more, but could not. It was nice to be able to play a character that does not have the weight of the world on her shoulders like Captain Janeway. She had so much serious responsibly compared to Jane on Warehouse, whose responsibilities are very different. She is a person, mother, and a teacher. Kate could not continue because it goes into a rather gray area of “giving too much away.”

Kate has played so many strong female lead characters and she was the first female Captain on “Star Trek: Voyager,” which still has an amazing cult following after all the years. Captain Kathryn Janeway is looked upon as a strong female lead for up-and-coming actresses. It was a seven-year franchise. As for the historic ending of the show, Kate was fully involved in everything, making Kate very proud. She started out as one of the great lead characters in which several individuals were worried she might not be able to carry the role. Even the fact that the spaceship was named Voyager on “Star Trek: Voyager” made a difference. Kate joked that we all know “Voyager is the best name for a ship.”

When asked if she had a crystal ball to look into in the beginning of her career, Kate says very bluntly that “if we all had a crystal ball, we would shoot ourselves.” She feels blessed to have played two or three of the most iconic roles in history. Now that she is older, she feels the joy in acting. When she first started, Kate felt the intense ambition to go and go.

After all these years the fans still react to Kate. She is recognized in many different roles and genres including her roles in Ryan’s Hope, Throw Momma from the Train, and of course Star Trek: Voyager. Recently she was asked to marry a couple. They informed her that “you are the Captain and fully licensed to perform the ceremony” so in good spirits, Kate did it for her fans. She has stopped watching herself, but enjoys hearing what the fans tell her and is deeply appreciative. She also still does at least four conventions a year and loves the energy of the conventions.

Kate is in the process of writing her autobiography with the help of her daughter; she is also working closely with her Alzheimer’s charity, which is near and dear to her heart due to her mother going through it. She said by 2015 there could be an epidemic, and she hopes to change that and get the awareness out there. She is so smart and incredibly wise. Kate has a fascinating demeanor. Kate’s words are all thought out, and she comes across as someone who genuinely cares about what she does and how it appears onscreen. You can find Kate on the social networks and read more about her charity work.

The legendary actress is also still working in theater. She loves it and last year she did “Cleopatra.” She advises that if you are an actress, you should definitely put in the work and play Cleopatra while you still have the energy. She is also starring in a series for the Adult Swim channel called “NTSF:SD:SUV” with creator Paul Scheer, and hopes to do more voiceovers for video games. She will also do “The Millionairess” in theatre next year.

Kate is incredibly busy and will continue working. Her smart, wise ways have kept her around for a long time. As for her advice to actors and those who are interested in becoming actors, she provided useful wisdom saying “find what you love and honor it.” Don’t forget to catch Kate guest-starring as the mysterious Jane in a four episode run of Syfy’s “Warehouse 13” on Mondays at 9PM (ET/PT).

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