Q&A with Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva guest star Patty Duke

Lifetime’s critically acclaimed hit series, Drop Dead Diva, is back for a fourth season on Sundays at 9/8c. The legendary Patty Duke (The Patty Duke Show, Valley of the Dolls),, part of the industry since 1958, guest stars on the series as Rita Curtis. She took part in a recentQ&A to discuss her character and what it is like to be Patty Duke. She is happy to be a part of the series because “It’s so much fun, and I discovered new things about the role as we went along.

Patty enjoyed the cast, and after fifty five years of working in this industry, she enjoyed the camaraderie on the set. There was not one person onset who was not gracious and kind.” She found star Brooke Elliott to have a great sense of humor. Patty had a blast on the set and really enjoyed working with her. “She’s brilliant and very loving, honest to God. I was just thrilled to have the opportunity to work with these people.”

Patty’s favorite moment working on the set involved even involved Brooke. “Oddly enough, it was the scene where Brooke has to go through pages and pages of lawyer stuff, and I felt that I was being transported by this creature who could not only remember all the words, but deliver them with such energy and intelligence.”

Patty enjoyed the role mainly for the comedic purposes. “Laughter is crucial to me.” That was one of the main reasons she accepted the role of Rita. She loves dramatic roles, but finds “comedy much harder than drama, but I’ll do both.” She is incredibly versatile and thrives off the energy of others. She also realized there is quite a bit of her character Rita in her.

A role that Patty still wants to conquer is Mary Lincoln, “The timing is perfect. I am now a year away and getting ready for the process to play Mrs. Abraham Lincoln. First we’ll play it in the museum in Illinois, and then at the Ford Theater.” She has missed her chance to play Mary Lincoln in the past and will not let the role slip away this time around.

Patty has done so much in her career with film and television and would love to be a part of the television show, Big Bang Theory. “I would feel that I’d died and went to heaven if I could get the part of Memaw on the Big Bang Theory.” Patty’s work with Richard Crenna has been some of her favorite work. “His work ethic, his sense of humor and grace … he’s gone seven years now but I still think of him and miss him.”

If you are looking for acting advice, Patty is certainly an amazing candidate to pass that along. “We have to be realistic; you should definitely have a day or night job. It’s very hard to be realistic when your passion is so great and you know in your heart that you do this play or film. It is one of the toughest industries to be a part of.”

Patty recently decided it was time to join the social networks. “I’m astonished at the speed the information is exchanged.” She is happy to be able to keep in touch with her fanbase and a new generation of fans. Patty discussed her proudest moment in regard to her career. “I guess I would have to say Miracle Worker and Birdbath, which was done on public television and written by Leonard Malfee.”

Patty’s amazing career continues. She is a legend who holds a special place in so many of our hearts. Be sure to watch her on Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva, Sundays at 9/8c. And as Patty says, “the last to laugh is to live.”

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So You Think You Can Dance, June 20 – No Time for Drama

With the beginning of Las Vegas week tonight on So You Think You Can Dance, I’m hoping to see more of the inspirational stories. So many of the auditioners had such gripping stories, that now it seems that’s what the whole season is going to be built around. I want to be inspired, and I want to see some great dancing.

The judges for Vegas week are Lil’ C, Debbie Allen, Adam Shankman, Tyce Diorio, Mary Murphy, and Nigel Lythgoe. The first thing they’re going to ask the dancers to do is a solo, and if the judges aren’t impressed, the dancers will go home quickly. Nigel promises massive cuts.

First up is Hampton “The Exorcist” Williams, 21, of Richardson, as. His audition received the longest standing O of the whole tour and made Mary cry. This time he’s making Adam and Tyce seem like they’re going to break down crying. There is just something so moving about his performances. He’ll be a tough act to follow. The first ten performers are called back upstage, and two girls are let go, while the rest, including Hampton, stay.

Janelle Issis, 23, of Birmingham, AL, announces she is going to rock it out and is excited to be the only belly dancer there. Tyce loves it after just the first few seconds, and Adam and Nigel celebrate at the end as Nigel quips, “If only she were sexy.”

As more auditioners show their wares, the judges seem to love every moment of it. They all look great. However, by the end of the solos, forty-two auditioners, including martial arts dancer Tim Conkle, are sent home. Tim says he loved every second of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

At 5:00 P.M. on day one, the remaining dancers are asked to learn a hip hop routine from Twitch and Comfort. He says for this season, they’re bringing something totally different for the hip hop game. She explains the whole dance is about the groove and the funk, is from ATL, and is funky. He expects to see energy, character, and people breathing really, really hard. If you’re not sweating, you’re not doing it right.

Hampton and the Dragon House Crew – Andre, Boris, and Cyrus – went straight to Vegas, so it’s the first time for them learning someone else’s choreography. After they’ve barely started, Hampton takes the stage and tells the judges the choreography is a little too fast for him. They let him bow out, and remind him how great he was to have three of the judges crying. Andre from Dragon House isn’t having an easy time of it either. He admits it’s the hardest thing he’s ever had to do; it feels foreign to him. Cat asks if he’s going to talk to the judges, but he says he’s just going to leave. The other guys tell him he has to at least try. He does in fact just leave.

Once it comes down to performing, it’s Boris in the first group. It’s hard, but he promises to try his best. The judges discuss the dancers afterwards, and overheard is “He does it, but it’s just not right.” Do they mean Boris? Boris is asked to step forward. Nigel tells him it’s hip hop, so he should have been better, but he’s a popper. He didn’t even have a feel for it, though, and it’s the area they expect him to be good in. They let him go, as Nigel apologizes saying, he’s such a supporter of Dragon House. Boris is disappointed, but vows to not let it stop him.

Also leaving in this round is Gene Lenardo, who danced like a praying mantis in his audition, He claims, “I got buck, and now I’m going home.” Bree Hafen, mother of two, is also leaving. She has two beautiful kids to go home to, though, and truthfully, they’re what matters to her most. There are ninety-seven still left.

Cyrus is the only one left of Dragon House, and his group is the last one up. He’s partnered with a female dancer as they explain he’s a popper animated robot, and she doesn’t do hip hop, so they’re both struggling. Cyrus looks to be doing better than his buddies. Maybe he’ll be the first Dragon to go through. The judges are overheard talking about “Let’s just do this; there’s no other alternative.” Are all the Dragons going to end up leaving in this round? I’m thinking not, because they made such a big deal about them from the auditions on. Nigel puts them all through. Cyrus is shocked.

It’s onto the Broadway choreography round on day two. Tyce is there teaching them the steps. He explains the scenario of 2 AM in a club, and the dancers take a break to drink water, and suddenly they all start lusting after each other. It’s a routine even he calls hard and a bitch.

Ballroom dancers Witney Carson and Lindsay Arnold are roommates in Vegas, and it turns out they have known each other since they were 9 years old and really good friends. They’re both in the first Broadway group in front of the judges. They both move on, along with the rest of their group. Many of the other groups do just as well.

Alexa Anderson is ready to go onstage with her group. Last season, she was the final person cut before the final twenty. She believes she’s improved since then by learning to relax and breathe. She thinks this is her year. Tyce just sits with his mouth hanging open staring at her. Tyce says to the others, “She’s so unbelievable, yet nothing’s happening,” meaning in her face. They told her last time she could be everything, Adam says he’s sick of saving her. Wow.

Adam comes right out with out then and asks Alexa to step forward. He’s honest with her, repeating what he just said to the other judges. She is so frustrating, because she has so much going on and could be the star winner of the show, but they’re debating putting her through, because she’s dead and giving them no light. She’s asked if it’s just nerves, but says no, as she was actually kind of excited. He tells her to dance like she wants it and connect with her partner, because she can. Stepping back in line, Her partner, Joseph, and another Tre, are let go while the rest of the groups makes it. Alexa is scared, because she sees last year happening all over again.

Teddy Tedhol, who’s been here before, is told he needs to have more growth and is let go by Tyce. He is disappointed. He’s not alone, though, leaving with twenty-one other dancers. Teddy can’t please the judges and doesn’t know how to fix it. He wonders why he should even bother to come back. He just “loves to be reprimanded in public.” Well, isn’t that the whole point of an audition, putting yourself out there like that? He promises to never come back to this.

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – More Snooki

I have to say, after the last season of Jersey Shore, I was not sitting here thinking what we really need is more Snooki. Yet, here she is tonight in a series on MTV tonight starring her and JWOWW. And The Situation will be on The Choice tonight. Check in with other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The View. Courteney Cox, Nadya Suleman, and Mario Cantone are the guests. 10:00 AM CT ABC

2. Justin Bieber: All Around the World. Twelve days and seven countries of the Bieber, including a special performance in New York. 7:00 PM CT NBC

3. Jimmy Kimmel Live. Special pre-basketball game episode. 7:00 PM CT ABC

4. Breaking Pointe. During rehearsals, Allison and Ronnie struggle, and Beckanne performs effortlessly. Rex has a confrontation with Allison about their relationship, and Ronnie’s sister arrives for a visit. 7:00 PM CT CW

5. Take Me Out. The women keep searching. 7:00 PM CT Fox

6. Saving Hope. Encourages by Charlie’s movement, Alex treats a patient with many surgeries under the belt, and Charlie lends help to a dead man who has unfinished business with his brother who is gravely injured. 8:00 PM CT NBC

7. 2012 NBA Finals. Game 5 Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat. 8:00 PM CT ABC

8. The Choice. Celebrities searching for love include Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Taylor Hicks, Warren Sapp, and Rocco DiSpirito. 8:00 PM CT Fox

9. Burn Notice. Michael wants visitation privileges in exchange for helping on a CIA mission, and a gang leader targets Fiona. 8:00 PM CT USA

10. The Real Housewives Top 20 Reunion Moments. A Miami man who is unarmed gets shot in the back, three friends leave a Cleveland party, but one of them turns up dead. 8:00 PM CT A&E

11. On the Fly. In the first half hour, a snowstorm strands a bridesmaid, and a supervisor determines whether it’s okay for a barking dog to fly. In the second half hour, a couple argue as they board a plane, and mechanical issues on a plan shake up a first-time flier. 8:00 PM CT TLC

12. Swamp People. Troy’s adventure takes an unexpected turn, R.J. and Jay Paul try to fill their five-hundred tags, Willie and Randy enter their last days as partners for the season, and Bruce’s sidekick is under the weather. 8:00 PM CT HISTORY

13. L.A. Hair. Kim decides to meet Angela for lunch to give her one last chance to explain herself. Still reeling from Angela’s most recent betrayal, Kim knows she’s more than just a talented stylist, she’s her protégé. Kim will have to make a difficult decision – re-hire Angela or kick her to curb. 8:00 PM CT WE

14. Rock Center with Brian Williams. Segments include an interview with Aaron Sorkin, who talks about where he derived his writing style (along with some clips of some of his most well known movie quotes). Also featured on the episode is an interview Matt Lauer conducts with Madonna Badger, who tragically lost her three daughters and parents in a fire at her Connecticut home last December. 9:00 PM CT NBC

15. Men at Work. Gibbs and Tyler test a lie-detector app, Amy and Neal try out role-playing, and Milo’s girlfriend ends up being a bit kooky 9:00 PM CT TBS

16. Suits Hardman returns, this time to stay, Jessica gets support within the firm with Harvey’s help, and Mike confronts Rachel. 9:00 PM CT USA

17. Kathy. Kathy Griffin dishes on everything with Anderson Cooper, British TV personality and comedian Michelle Collins and Meredith Morris. Then, Kathy tries to pimp out her assistant, Tiffany, yet again by playing the ‘Dating Game. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

18. America’s Worst Tattoos. Season premiere. In the first half hour, An X-rated tattoo gets transformed. In the second half hour, a “See More” butt tattoo gets transformed. 9:00 PM CT TLC

19. Mountain Men. Tom comes to a decision that will affect the rest of his life, Marty fights through the weather to make it back to see his family, and Eustace keeps protecting Turtle Island even while sick. 9:00 PM CT HISTORY

20. Snooki & JWOWW. Series Premiere. Before setting out to get more serious about their lives, Snooki and JWOWW have one last big hurrah. 9:00 PM CT MTV

21. Conan. Jordana Brewster and The Avett Brothers are the guests tonight. 10:00 PM CT TBS

22. Late Show with David Letterman. The guests tonight include Justin Bieber and Michael Ian Black. 10:35 PM CT CBS


Real Housewives of Orange County – Ep. 19 “Let Them Eat Cake”

Cake, former housewife, fur coat, and bling.

Tamra wants to share her good news with the other O.C. ladies. She meets with Heather first and shows off her engagement bling.

Gretchen shows up in the biggest feather-ish blue earring I’ve ever seen, and matching blue denim pants.

Tamra shows to women her photo book of she and Eddie in Bora Bora, cluing in Gretchen that he proposed.

Time to show off that sparkling ring again.

On the outside, Gretchen’s super happy for Tamra.

On the inside “Tamara just signed her divorce papers…” And now she’s jumping back into marriage.

Alexis has dinner with Sara, remember the tipsy chick who ruined bowling and champagne night?

Uh yah. Alexis tells how the girls ambushed her with some sort of intervention, bruising her ribs and all.

She even tells how Gretchen hurt her feelings and sided with the other women. And thus Alexis invites crazy Sara along to Heather’s party.


Oh by the way, people—Heather’s throwing a party to celebrate and announce finally taking her husband’s name after about fifteen years of marriage.

The Mrs. Heather Dubrow. You’re welcome, and enjoy.

It’s about time Vicki has showed up. She knows about Tamra’s engagement to Eddie and feels that it’s too soon jumping into something like that, right after finalizing a divorce.

Brooks arrives and bestows upon Vicki a black fur coat—that’s real fur.

I personally would throw red paint on it. I’m kidding. Kinda. Maybe.

When Vicki shows up at Heather’s home with it, I’m sure everybody’s going to wonder ‘how in the world can Brooks afford this’?


The first set to arrive: Handsome Eddie and Tamra. Tamra’s shimmering black and silver cocktail dress is just smoking on her.

The next set soon after is Alexis and Crazy Sara. Fake hellos and kisses are exchanged. Is there any wonder why the impending awkwardness exists, after Costa Rica.

Brooks and Vicki’s eyes are filled with wonder and awe at Heather’s magnificent home.

Lastly, Gretchen, Gretchen’s long 1950’s white feathered gown coat, Slade, and Slade’s CSI:Miami shades arrive.

As I said, Vicki shows off the new fur coat Brooks “bought” her and everyone questions the validity of that claim.

Other guests arrive and among them, Jeana (former O.C. housewife) steps onto the scene. She’s a guest of Gretchen’s.

I didn’t know Heather’s party was that of a club or something where directly invited guests could bring a plus-one, or plus-two.


Tamra takes Jeana’s daughter, Kara, aside to discuss the drink throwing of past season. Jeana soon joins them.

Tamra gets teary-eyed while explaining why she threw wine on Jeana and apologizing for it.

Heather’s friend informs her that Crazy Sara broke the bow off of Heather’s cake and ate it.

That cake is the most important thing at the party because it symbolizes so much…to Heather. It’s quite a center piece.

Heather tells the other girls and Tamra confronts Crazy Sara first and then Heather handles her, with a glass of champagne in hand.

I doubt she’ll waste her champ on this woman though.

Alexis comes in defending Crazy Sara because she feels Heather’s overreacting over a freaking bow on a freaking cake.

It’s about the go down. Over a cake, believe.


On the next episode: part two of this season finale. Tamra and Vicki get into it. Yes, that means Vicki “The Screamer” Gunvalson will make an appearance.


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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp

I’ll be interested to see if this series finds an audience. Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp debuts tonight on Lifetime. I thought people were a little tired of her after her weeks spent on Dancing with the Stars, so I’m interested to see if she’s found a new audience in the past few years. Catch up with all the TV you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. Live! With Kelly. The guest cohost is Nick Lachey, and Mary J. Blige, Mark Feuerstein, Cat Cora, and Rita Wilson are the guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Remake of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory starring Johnny Depp and directed by Tim Burton. 12:16 PM CT MTV

3. Meet the Robinsons. Interesting animated Disney movie originally seen in 3D about an orphan who invents a time machine and is taken back to meet this very odd family. 3:00 PM CT Disney XD

4. Jimmy Kimmel Live. Special pre-basketball game episode, with Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis as the guests. 7:00 PM CT ABC

5. The Catalina. At a book-signing party, Eyal begins to believe sex is the way to making Morgan happier and less stressed. 7:00 PM CT CW

6. Hell’s Kitchen. After creating a menu for fashion designers, the winning team gets a new wardrobe while the losers have to prepare dinner service for a runway show. 7:00 PM CT Fox

7. Pretty Little Liars. Spencer’s mom represents Garrett, and Spencer learns a secret, Emily hears news about her English exam, Aria becomes Jenna’s accompanist to keep tabs on her, and Hanna reaches out to Lucas 7:00 PM CT ABC Family

8. 2012 NBA Finals. Game 4. Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat. 8:00 PM CT ABC

9. MasterChef. The chefs use unconventional cuts of meat to create dishes. 8:00 PM CT Fox

10. Rizzoli & Isles. Maura meets a guy in an unusual manner, and Jane isn’t sure how she feels when someone from her past shows up. 8:00 PM CT TNT

11. American Ninja Warrior. The top 30 of the Midsouth qualifying round try to advance to the national finals. 8:00 PM CT G4

12. Fact or Faked. Enter an Oregon mystery vortex and confront an English apparition with Ben and the team. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

13. Hardcore Pawn. Tensions are at an all time high as Les aims to fire the next bumbling employee. But when Rich makes a colossal error it leads to an unforeseen ending that could change 25 years of history. 8:00 PM CT truTV

14. Jane by Design. Ben and Billy through Jane a surprise birthday party, and India puts pressure on Jeremy to get info on Gray. 8:00 PM CT ABC Family

15. The Real Housewives of Orange County. Season Finale: Part 1. Roles are reversed as Brooks spoils Vicky with a new mink coat. The ladies also face Alexis for the first time since she stormed out of Costa Rica early. Ex-housewife Jeana returns at Heather’s party, but surprisingly isn’t the source of the main conflict (for once!) Who would have guessed eating cake could cause spark such an uproar? 8:00 PM CT Bravo

16. What Not to Wear. A busy teacher and mother gets help with her frumpy wardrobe. 8:00 PM CT TLC

17. Mysteries at the Museum. Wildman travels to Pittsburgh, Austin and Abita Springs. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

18. Dance Moms. Kelly’s daughters are put on probation, continuing her argument with Abby, the moms question a recent win of Maddie’s, and the dancers have to defeat two tams at the Energy Dance in Michigan. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

19. 48 Hours Mystery. When his wife is killed, an Englishman comes under suspicion. 9:00 PM CT CBS

20. Love in the Wild. The trios are shackled together through challenges in the jungle and a bat cave. Six women are sent packing. 9:00 PM CT NBC

21. Franklin & Bash. Peter and Jared defend on of Infeld’s ex-wives and see the B-list version of themselves, and Karp and Pindar work together on a robbery case. 9:00 PM CT TNT

22. Hollywood Treasure. Joe and the team track X-Men artifacts and a Star Trek phaser with help from George Takei. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

23. Storage Wars. In the first half hour, the buyers head to the City of Industry, CA. Dave profits, and Barry pays a visit to the “King of Kitsch.” In the second half hour, the buyers return to Long Beach. Locker funds give out $50,000, and Barry acts on a tip. 9:00 PM CT A&E

24. Pregnant in Heels. Both of Rosie’s clients need to enlist help for their pregnancies, but each faces a very different dilemma. One client sees nothing wrong with not showering, while another self-proclaimed diva refuses maternity clothing… Rosie to the rescue! 9:00 PM CT Bravo

25. Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp. Series premiere. Bristol leaves her hometown for Los Angeles, confronts an angry critic of the family, sees Mark Ballas again, and Willow heads back to Alaska 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

26. The Glee Project. The dancers reflect on their bullying experiences. 9:00 PM CT Oxygen

27. Kendra on Top. In the first half hour, Kendra some exciting news from her agency: she’ll be appearing at a book signing in Miami to promote her new release, “Being Kendra.” In the second half hour, little Hank is big enough to go to preschool, but Kendra doesn’t know where to start. 9:00 PM CT WE

28. Teen Mom. Catelynn and Tyler attend the graduation ceremony, Maci thinks about going on vacation, Farrah handles her parents’ concerns, and Amber wants to be visited while in rehab. 9:00 PM CT MTV

29. Conan. Sharon Osbourne, Chad Daniels, and Ashley Fiolek are the guests tonight. 10:00 PM CT TBS

30. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Matthew McConaughey, Natasha Leggero, and Grouplove. 10:35 PM CT NBC

Real Housewives of New Jersey – Ep.8: “Best Friends for Never”

Friendship, breakups, dieting, and “bankruptcy.”

Jacqueline gets disappointing news about Ashlee’s progress in Texas with her father. She’s so fed up with Ashlee and her obstinate ways that she takes to a bottle of whiskey, at least I’m pretty sure it’s whiskey—you know, the strong stuff.

I wonder how many other kids have driven their parents to drink on frequent occasions.

Lauren is at the end of her ropes with dieting to get super skinny in order to become super attractive to others and boast her self-esteem.

It’s like Italians and dieting just don’t mix—or any culture where food is essence. People love food. I personally don’t think depriving the body of such delicious food is good.


On a boring, rainy day the Albie, Gregg, and Lauren are all just laying around. Apparently they’ve been waiting on Christopher who returns with a large pizza and a hearty salad for Lauren. That food looks pretty good.

“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” This is what Lauren constantly tells herself, though it doesn’t eradicate her desires to feast.

God, I’d probably ram my head against a wall if someone told me that. It sounds utterly ridiculous to me. Skinny shouldn’t be the goal.


Teresa and Joe meet with their lawyer. Yep, you guessed it. For financial troubles. When it comes to this wonderful justice system, Teresa, the truth might now always set you free. It could land you in a jail cell. But at least your conscience would be clear.

When she’s not dealing with Ashlee drama, Jaqueline’s trying to be a dear friend to Teresa. But the thing with that is Teresa’s lies and constant denial whenever the blame shifts to her. That puts a straining on Jacqueline and their “friendship.”

Honesty would surely set Teresa free in the realm of friendship and that’s all Jacqueline wants. She doesn’t necessarily want to know the intricate and personal details of Teresa’s life.

When Teresa’s making her troubles public, at the least she could go ahead and come straight with her friends and family, instead of dodging questions she doesn’t want to answer.


And now for my favorite segment: Most Adorable Children EVER. For this installment, we spend time with the Gorgas. Antonia hula hoops better than her mommy. Gino is having a solo picnic at the table in the front yard. Little Joey is wobbling around with his sippy cup.

Kathy visits Melissa to verbalize her feelings about Teresa. Melissa has her two big sisters over at this point, enjoying drama-free family time.

While Kathy’s pouring some heart out, Melissa is powdering up her face with makeup and likely thinking “Why don’t you go directly to Teresa and tell her all this?” Oh wait, she actually tells Kathy this.


The tears are trickling out from Jacqueline. It’s clear a storm is about to come, a mini one tonight. Jacqueline sits down outside on her back patio with Teresa and asks about her financial troubles.

She had to learn about Teresa’s bankruptcy from newspapers and magazines. Teresa would likely deny it all as usual, yes.

What financial troubles, Jacqueline? Teresa is a freakin’ New York times bestseller! She works her butt off. She sells exclusive interviews to magazines.

They call Teresa with questions and force her to answer. What’s worse? They don’t even bother to check accuracy of the quotes with Teresa so whatever she says may get misconstrued by readers. Particularly readers that are family and friends.

Teresa has no control over what’s printed in the papers about herself or what she says about others at all. Right.

It’s always about Teresa. She never asks about Jacqueline’s situation, particularly Ashlee, and she doesn’t support her in the general way friends should. Jacqueline’s had it up to her neck and then some.

There’s a mini scream fest between Teresa and Jacqueline, a back-and-forth. As soon as Teresa screams, it’s heard around Franklin Lakes, New Jersey bringing Caroline out of her home to come strolling to Jacqueline’s patio.

Am I the only one scared right now?

Teresa feels ganged up on. Caroline sitting next to Jacqueline makes it visibly clear it’s going to be two-on-one. Know what that means? Teresa goes straight into defense mode.

Caroline and Teresa quickly get into it and Jaqueline’s literally in the middle with no one listening to her.

“You’re crazy!” Caroline tells Teresa.

And would you believe Teresa’s surprising response? “No you’re crazy!”

As we all foresaw, the friendship between Caroline and Teresa is kaput. The friendship between Teresa and Jacqueline is all but solid now.

I think the women have broken up with each other. Next episode will make it certain where loyalties and positions lie.


On the next episode: Teresa talks to Melissa about the Danielle Staub (former New Jersey housewife) situation. The end of Jacqueline and Teresa’s friendship as we knew it finally comes.


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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Game 3 of NBA Finals

Miami and Oklahoma City are tied with one win apiece. Who will take the lade in the Final series tonight? Catch up on your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup. Quicken Loans 400 from Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI. 12:00 PM CT TNT

2. MLB Baseball. New York Yankees at Washington Nationals. 12:30 PM CT TBS

3. 2012 U.S. Open Golf Championship. Final Round from the Olympic Club in San Francisco 3:00 PM CT NBC

4. 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

5. 60 Minutes. A look at the lawmakers buy stock, SMBC president Freeman Hrabowski, and Taylor Shift. 6:00 PM CT CBS

6. Jimmy Kimmel Live. Special pre-basketball game episode, with Tracy Morgan as guest. 6:00 PM CT ABC

7. Sand Masters. a giant sand sculpture is built as a race obstacle in the Southern California Warrior Dash at Lake Elsinore. Charged with creating something big enough to slow down thousands of manic mud runners, Rusty Croft and the sand artists design a towering Viking-themed sculpture with extremely-oversized horns and a pit full of frightening monsters. After surveying a test run of the course, the artists scramble to complete their ambitious design in time. 6:00 PM CT Travel Channel

8. 2012 NBA Finals. Game 3. Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat. 7:00 PM CT ABC

9. Oprah’s Next Chapter. In the first hour, the Kardashians and their significant others are the guests, and the in the second hour, it’s 50 Cent and his grandmother. 7:00 PM CT OWN

10. Jerseylicous. Anthony and Gayle want their salons featured in a trade magazine, and Tracy adjusts to living with Corey. 7:00 PM CT Style

11. Mob Wives Chicago. Pia, Renee, and Nora shun Christina, and Leah gives advice. 7:00 PM CT VH1

12. MLB Baseball. Detroit Boston Red Sox at Chicago Cubs. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

13. Falling Skies. Season premiere. In the first hour, Weaver continues to be in command of the 2nd Mass, Ope leads a renegade group, Tom’s loyalties come into question when he comes back, and Hal and Ben keep drifting apart. In the second hour, Tom’s time with the aliens haunts him, Pope plants seeds of doubt, and Ben begins to hate skitters even more 8:00 PM CT TNT

14. Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Kris runs into a past lover, Kim and Scott get together, and Kendall and Kylie ruin Kris’ carpeting. 8:00 PM CT E!

15. American Ninja Warrior. Midsouth qualifying round. 8:00 PM CT G4

16. The Glades. Jim helps Callie move to Atlanta, Carlos autopsies a murder victim, and Manus is visited by Bureau Chief Jennifer Starke. 8:00 PM CT A&E

17. Sister Wives. In the first half hour, Kody and Meri have a getaway in Mexico, and he asks her about Robyn’s offer to be a surrogate. In the second half hour, the adult adult and teenage Browns discuss their lifestyle. 8:00 PM CT TLC

18. Ice Road Truckers. Alex deliveres a load to across an icy river delta, and Hugh and Rick travel the melting winer roads to deliver a load to Winnipeg. 8:00 PM CT HISTORY

19. Drop Dead Diva. Jane works a wrongful termination case, Kim and Parker take on Owen’s sister as a client in her divorce hearing, and Grayson helps Stacy and Nikki with their business legal matters. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

20. Snapped. “Raynella Leath.” 8:00 PM CT Oxygen

21. Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne. Julissa and her ex reunite, and she auditions for a lifestyle correspondent job, and Adrienne tries to update her image. 8:00 PM CT Style

22. The Killing. Sarah and Holder close the case while Richmond sets out on a bold new path. Meanwhile, the Larsen family gains closure from an unsuspected source. 8:00 PM CT AMC

23. True Blood. At Vampire Authority headquarters, Bill and Eric meet Salome, Pam remembers her human life and first meeting with Eric, Sookie gets and home protection system, Arlene follows Terry’s erratic behavior, and Steve Newlin makes and offer to Jessica. 8:00 PM CT HBO

24. Nurse Jackie. Season finale. Jackie is pushed by Cruz to her breaking point, Jackie puts Grace in public school, O’Hara goes into labor, and Charlie gets admitted. 8:00 PM CT Showtime

25. The Big C. Cathy and a stranger spend time together, Paul gets attention from a tourist, and Sean feels guilty. 8:30 PM CT Showtime

26. Mrs. Eastwood & Company. Dina and Francesca’s boyfriend fight, and the band faces rising tensions. 9:00 PM CT E!

27. Storage Hunters. Jesse knows you don’t strike it rich if you play it safe, so he gambles big on a risky bin. Then, Lori defies her husband Brandon and buys a questionable unit. Will her bold move lead to a dynasty or divorce? And later, lightning erupts when the buyers battle it out for a puzzle of parts they hope will add up to one smooth ride. 9:00 PM CT truTV

28. Longmire. Longmire finds long-buried family secrets when he investigates the barn fire deaths of a man and his award-winning horses. 9:00 PM CT A&E

29. The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Jacqueline accuses Teresa of planting stories about herself in the tabloids, and covering up her financial troubles. The discussion gets heated at the mention of Teresa connecting with ex-housewife Danielle Staub on Twitter. Jacqueline also learns her daughter Ashlee may be returning to her old ways, while Lauren makes a final decision regarding her season-long quest to shed weight. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

30. My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding. Season finale. J.R. and Neggie celebrate their elopement fourteen years earlier, and h gives her the biggest wedding dress in W. Virginia. 9:00 PM CT TLC

31. The Client List. Season finale. Kyle comes back, Georgia gets a tip that the authorities are suspecting her, and Riley’s secret life could be about to be exposed. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

32. Bridezillas. When Thomas, Bridezilla Jeanine’s fiancé, plans a surprise for her, she is less than excited because it involves two of her least favorite things: cold weather and her future father-in-law. As her wedding day approaches, Bridezilla Marlene’s hair extensions encounter some wayward pizza sauce, which drives this ‘zilla to scream like a lunatic. When Jose, Marlene’s fiancé, goes to pick up his tux with Marlene and his future in-laws, it becomes obvious where Marlene picked up the psycho gene. 9:00 PM CT WE

33. Girls. Hannah is unsure about her relationship with Adam, Jessa hosts a party, and Marnie lets her free-spirited side out. 9:30 PM CT HBO

34. The Borgias. Season finale. Cesare has a revelation, Lucrezia becomes interested in a new suitor, Cesare can’t get a confession, and the assassin strikes. 9:00 PM CT Showtime


So You Think You Can Dance, Jun 14 – Inspirational to the Very End

I’ve had a rough couple of weeks, so I’m really looking forward to some uplifting dancing tonight. I’m hoping it’s more of the inspirational auditions from the first few weeks. I could use a little of that in this last week of auditions.

The auditions travel tonight to Salt Lake City, Utah, and the judges will be Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and Adam Shankman. Mary reminds the auditioners what they don’t want to see in the dancing, and Adam demonstrates. They want no booty shaking, no self worship, and no reaching.

First up is Witney Carson, 18, of American Fork, UT, who says she will be doing Latin ballroom dancing, which she has been doing since she was 8. Interestingly, this is our first ballroom auditioner this season. She remembers watching a ballroom competition when she was younger; she knew that’s what she wanted to do. She’s going to do a sensual and sexy cha-cha and tango tonight. She likes being a woman and being sensual when she dances and knows she has to bring that confidence, even though that’s not who she is offstage.

Nigel refers to Witney as a cutie. She explains to him she just started with a new partner last August, so they haven’t competed in many competitions together. He’s not competing today, as he’s only 16. Adam decides she must be a femme fatale. She auditions with another man who also isn’t auditioning. She does some great spinning, and with her hip action reminds me of Chelsie Hightower. She gets a judges’ standing O.

Nigel tells Witney they’ve had some fabulous ballroom dancers on the show, and one of his favorites is Pasha’s partner, Anya. He finds her not only brilliant, but sensual and sexy, and that’s a gift Witney has a s well. She has great technique, great legs, great feet, great back, and add to that “a smoking hot face.” He thinks her dad will really have to look out for her.

Mary found Witney to be very girly until she went to the back and struck a pose and going straight into a woman. There’s something that just changes in her. She’s for sure what Mary would call a hot tamale. Nigel and Adam plug their ears to get ready for Mary’s oncoming scream. And it’s the first time she’s done it the entire season so far. Adam tells Witney to shut the [bleep] up as she was amazing. She is everything this show is all about. “I am a slave for you.” Of course she gets a ticket!

Cat Deeley mentions all the dance styles that have been introduced on the show and adds that until Lynn Gravatt, 33, of Portland, OR, they’d only had dance styles from planet Earth. Lynn herself calls it a “little alien space dance,” which is a mix of many different genres, as she doesn’t fit in a box. The spirit and energy that moves through her comes from the Pleiades constellation. She was in her living room with friends one day, and a force entered her body and started dancing around the room.

Lynn has three spirit guides – Divine da Flame, Devil da Flame, and Rainbow Liltebright. Devil is a beautiful man, strong, and a dancer. Divine is her highest self, what she aspires to be, and Rainbow has rainbow-colored eyes and picks out her outfits. They push her to do things she doesn’t think she’d ever do. When she dances, she feels at home, and believes her soul is from the stars. She can go into a place where she feels invincible. Cat wonders if there were any hallucinogenic drugs involved. I wonder why they’re spending so much time on someone too old to be on the show.

Lynn is currently unemployed but used to be an aerospace engineers. She worked at a large corporation in research and technology and worked there for five years, earning her Master’s. She started to feel a pull towards the creative arts, so left that field. The technology she worked with would be more implemented five, ten, or even fifteen years from now. She works with shape memory alloys and piezoelectrics. She’s still searching for herself, but feels she’s in a human body, but her soul is elsewhere, and dancing brings her most in touch with herself. If she wasn’t an aerospace engineer, Nigel would think she was slightly crazy. I think she still could be.

The actual dancing is pretty much what you would expect from Lynn. It’s a bit manic, just like her. There are a few interesting moves, then it gets bizarre. Nigel thinks it’s good to know that aliens can do chaine turns. He feels there’s a great spirit that omes across from her, a great warmth. He’s not sure she’ll find herself, but she might be happy with what she reaches, and he thinks happiness is the greatest goal she could ever find.

Mary thinks Lynn indeed looks happy, and she’s a real sweetheart. Adam doesn’t know if there’s a place for Lynn on the show, but there’s a very special place for her in this world. She explains she had a personal goal, and it was to get in front of everyone and show that life doesn’t need to be planned at 30. You can start over and be anything you want to be. The judges say no, but thank her for coming out. As she leaves, Nigel says he’s not so sure he wants to fly in an airplane in the next ten years.

After a look at auditioners who bring their family with them, including one young woman who brings her dad up onstage who she explains is an “undercover dancer,” it’s a look at Deanne “Dee” Tomasetta, 19, of Millbury, MA, who has shown up all alone, but has a very large Italian family who is kind of crazy, but not like Lynn. It’s not Jersey Shore, but every day is kind of a holiday. She’s the youngest and only girl, so has only older boy cousins and an older brother as well. She’s a little afraid to bring home a guy, as she knows there would be a lot of interrogating. Right now, her boyfriend is dance.

Nigel calls Deanna a lovely little cutie with a big smile. She tells him everyone just calls her Dee. He wants her to call him N. She wants to pursue a career in dancing, as it’s her passion. She has a lot of passion that flows through her as she dances. It’s probably all the passion she’s not able to give to a boyfriend since she prefers to be married to dance instead.

Mary tells Dee there’s one thing she knows for sure, and that’s that she loved every single second of her dance. Dee looks like she’s about to cry. She’s a beautiful dancer with elongated lines, the breath that she took, the layers, and the nuances. She couldn’t have asked for a better audition. Adam found Dee to be extremely special. She has unbelievable technique, unbelievable transition, and is completely living in her world. For someone so young, she has a beautiful wisdom about how she just danced. It was really captivating. Nigel is afraid he has to be the voice of reason … and asks her to come get a ticket to Vegas. She shares the news with her Grandma.

Gene Lonardo, 22, of Las Vegas, knows the judges want something different, and he thinks he’s pretty different. He’s near naked and painted in green splotches. He explains to Cat that his solo today will be about the life cycle of the male praying mantis, from birth, through mating, which ends horrifically for the male. Cat wonders how he’ll lose his head. Nigel is excited to see this story play out. Gene actually is a very skilled dancer, if not a little bizarre.

As the judges are laughing afterwards, Gene confirms with them, “you guys wanted different, right?” Nigel wasn’t sure what they were going to get, but adds it was not only intriguing, it was entertaining. He has fabulous technique behind all the glitter and bling. Mary admits they do ask for people to be unique, and it was certainly that. She for one loved it. Adam thinks Gene is “sort of brilliant.” He had no idea and thought it would end badly, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. He knows the choreographers would absolutely eat him up. Gene explains to Nigel the female that ate his head are the judges, as they put the fear in the dancers. Nigel adds normally when they says you’re going to Vegas, they’re not from Vegas, so Gene is going back home.

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Operation Cupcake

Tonight on Hallmark, Dean Cain stars in Operation Cupcake as an Army Colonel who feels out of place in his own home after returning from a military leave. His wife (Kristy Swanson) tries to make him feel needed, and puts him in charge of one of her bakeries which he runs like he’s leading a squad in basic training.

1. IndyCar Racing. Milwaukee IndyFest from West Allis, WI. 12:00 PM CT ABC

2. Motorcycle Racing. AMA Motocross Series. 1:00 PM CT NBC

3. NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series. Alliance Truck Parts 250 from Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI. 2:45 PM CT ABC

4. 2012 U.S. Open Golf Championship. Third round from the Olympic Club n San Francisco. 3:00 PM CT NBC

5. Indiana Jones at the Last Crusade. Third movie in the Indiana Jones franchise. This one co-stars Sean Connery as Indie’s father as they search for the Holy Grail. 4:33 PM CT USA

6. MLB Baseball. Boston Red Sox at Chicago Cubs. 6:00 PM CT Fox

7. Cars.Great animated flick about a race car that gets stranded in a small town on his way to a race. Celebrity voices include Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, Tony Shalhoub, and Larry the Cable Guy. 7:00 PM CT ABC

8. Operation Cupcake. Dean Cain (“Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”) stars with Kristy Swanson (“A Christmas Wish”) as a part-time Army dad who attempts to become a full-time father. 7:00 PM CT Hallmark

9. How to Be a Gentleman. In order to get back together with his ex, Andrew skips Thanksgiving dinner with his family, so Bert shows him why this isn’t the best way to go about things. 7:30 PM CT CBS

10. Piranhaconda. Part fish! Part snake! All killer! In B-movie icon Roger Corman’s latest, a hybrid creature – half piranha and half anaconda — attacks a movie crew on location near her nest when her egg is stolen. Now they must outrun and kill the deadly piranhaconda as well as stop the mad scientist who stole the egg – before they all become dinner. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

11. Million Dollar Neighborhood. The neighborhood has a collective garage sale to get rid of unneeded junk. 8:00 PM CT OWN

12. Tanked: Unfiltered. A look back at the a robotic fish taken and an aquarium inspired by pinball. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

13. Anonymous. An ordinary actor, William Shakespeare, gets the credit for the work of author Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford. Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, and Xavier Samuel star in this fictionalized account. 8:00 PM CT Starz

14. 48 Hours Mystery. The death of the wife of an anesthesiologist is updated. 9:00 PM CT CBS

15. The Firm. In exchange for settling things between McDeeres and Moroltos, Mitch defends Joy’s best friend, and Abby realizes something about herself. 9:00 PM CT NBC

16. Dog the Bounty Hunter. In the first half hour, The U.S.P.S. helps Dog and his team bring a fugitive to justice. In the second half hour, Dog tries to gain the trust and help of the family of a Samoan fugitive, tempers rise after the family’s home is raided. 9:00 PM CT A&E

17. Robert Redford Presents: The Deep End. Redford says about the film, “In suspense, sometimes less is more. You don’t need a big studio budget to spin a good mystery. And you can’t find a better example … Before this film, star and executive producer Tilda Swinton was best known for smaller films but it wasn’t until this film that she began to reach a broader audience. Swinton plays Margaret Hall, a mother facing an unbearable situation—her son may have killed a man, and she thinks she has to cover it up.” 9:00 PM CT Sundance