The Voice, Season 10 – Alisan ‘Curly Sue’ Porter Wins It for Christina Aguilera

The Voice, Season 10 – Alisan ‘C...

It's a really exciting finale for this season of The Voice. It will probably be either Adam Wakefield or Alisan Porter taking home the win, but I wouldn't be that ...

Dancing with the Stars, Season 22 – Nyle DiMarco and Pregnant Peta Murgatroyd Take the Win

Dancing with the Stars, Season 22 – Ny...

It's a really tight race tonight. Going into this week there was only three percentage points separating the top three – Nyle DiMarco, Ginger Zee, and Paige VanZant. Then they ...

The Voice, Season 10 – Performance Finale Night

The Voice, Season 10 – Performance Fin...

This finale seems like it's nearly decided. While there are four finalists, it seems like the competition is probably between Alisan Porter and Adam Wakefield, though I'm not counting Hannah ...

Dancing with the Stars, Season 22 – Finale Night, Part One

Dancing with the Stars, Season 22 – Fi...

This could be an unusual finale on Dancing with the  Stars. Normally there's a clear leader who everyone assumes will win, or maybe it's a tossup between two. But this ...

Survivor Kaôh Rōng, Season 32 – Tai Trang Interviewed by Joe Anglim

Survivor Kaôh Rōng, Season 32 – Tai ...

Every year of Survivor gives us a contestant that we just can't help but root for. Good players and sometimes even bad players, occasionally a ruthless person, but usually someone ...

Survivor Kaôh Rōng, Season 32 – Bitter Jury Weighs In

Survivor Kaôh Rōng, Season 32 – Bitt...

This season of Survivor had some of the best episodes ever. The blindsides were fantastic, and the first medical evacuation was so emotional. But the past two weeks the show ...

The Voice, Season 10 – Pink Mentors and Final 4 Are Chosen

The Voice, Season 10 – Pink Mentors an...

Before the semi-finalists take the stage tonight they'll get some tutelage from Pink. She'll act as mentor for the teams of Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Christina Aguilera, and Blake Shelton. ...

Dancing with the Stars, Season 22 – Semi-Final Double Elimination

Dancing with the Stars, Season 22 – Se...

We're down to the semi-finals, and making it an even more difficult night is that it's also a double elimination. Two of five couples will be eliminated tonight. At this ...

Survivor Kaôh Rōng, Season 32 –– Not What I Was Looking For

Survivor Kaôh Rōng, Season 32 –– N...

This just isn't the penultimate show I was looking for. It's been such a great season, and the episode before the finale is always so good with so much strategy ...

The Voice, Season  10 – Blake and Gwen’s Duet + Results

The Voice, Season 10 – Blake and Gwen...

This is a big one they've been promoting all over the place. It doesn't have anything to do with the contestants this season. It's about promoting the hype that Blake ...

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