We’d like to say this week's episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills packs as much punch as last week's, but unfortunately, this is not the case. It seems the girls, even with the alienation of Lisa, can’t give us what we need.
Lisa and Ken leave Puerto Rico before the start of the next day, making another argument out of the question. The remainder of the girls get along fabulously, in the way they always do after they collectively decide one of them has been a lying b**ch.
Vacation can’t last forever, no matter how rich or famous you are. Kim and Yolanda go to opposite sides of the country to drop their daughters off at college. Yolanda heads to New York and Kim drives down to San Diego.
But where is Carlton? We hear your cries, fellow fans! Carlton has been helping Lisa feel less abandoned with her advice on mean girls, as well as continuing the ritual of picking her children up from school every day. When we woke up from our boredom-induced sleep we realized the episode was almost over.
The highlight? Brandi’s average looking parents met Yolanda and her husband David. And what did Brandi do for her father on his birthday? Other than tell the entire country how intimated and insecure being around wealth makes him. She bought them a new car.
Predictions-Kyle’s daughter loses her first big girl earring.-Lisa buys Kyle’s daughter a beautiful real diamond earring.-Kim buys an apartment and moves to San Diego.-Carlton casts a spell on the entire cast of Housewives. They become nice girls who don’t wear make up or high heeled shoes and volunteer for the Peace Corps.
Continuing on with the witchcraft theme, this week's episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills shows Carlton shopping around at a Wiccan store and talking about how she keeps a crystal in her bra to bounce off her negativity. Yolanda meets Carlton at the store where she learns about candles that tell the future.
Kyle and Joyce sip tea together while Kyle fills Joyce in on the dramatic dinner party with Carlton. Kyle is convinced that Carlton put a spell on her computer because the desktop randomly switched from family photos to negative words like "bigot" and "larva." The two decide to exclude Carlton from their trip to Puerto Rico, even though everyone else is going.
Yolanda visits her ex-husband Mohamed’s house to help with the going away party. Mohamed questions Yolanda’s outfit while her husband David says she looks "cute" which is why he and Yolanda are still married.
Brandi begins to suspect something that we pray isn’t true: Did Lisa know that Scheana was sleeping with Brandi’s husband when Brandi was pregnant? We really hope not, we love Lisa, but all that love would disappear in one second if that were true.
Carlton makes an active decision to ignore Kyle, even when they almost have to sit together at dinner. Luckily her husband is there to take the seat! Gigi gives a heartfelt speech, followed by one from Yolanda. Everyone cries... or are those just tears of boredom?
Yolanda asks Brandi why Carlton isn’t involved in the Puerto Rican trip and Brandi says because of the drama she started with Kyle. For the first time in Housewives history, Brandi sides with Kyle.
Kyle asks Brandi to give Carlton the matching ring to the necklace Kyle previously gave to Carlton as a peace offering. Lisa and Brandi attempt to give the ring as another peace offering, but Carlton won’t accept it, saying that it means nothing if Kyle can’t give it to her herself. "If anybody gets anybody to do their dirty work, that would be Kyle," says Carlton.
Kyle and Lisa go shopping for Puerto Rico. We find out that Joyce wasn’t at the party because her dad died. Yolanda and Brandi question cancelling the trip, but Joyce demands the trip go on. Now Kyle just needs a bikini.
UPDATE: It looks like Seinfeld fans were right to get excited after all. Jerry Seinfeld stopped by the WFAN Boomer & Carlton radio show on Thursday, presumably to talk about football and this weekend's big Super Bowl, but that's nothing compared to what the comedian actually revealed.
The hosts asked Seinfeld about the now-famous photo of him and former co-star Jason Alexander outside of Tom's Restaurant, and Seinfeld confirmed that the outing was part of a "secret project," that's "short-ish," but that the pair was not reuiniting for a commercial spot or an episode of his webseries, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee — meaning there actually is a Seinfeld reunion of some sort in the works. Seinfeld also revealed that there were several other alumni of the show present, including Larry David, although he won't be appearing on camera, and that they filmed at a few different locations in Manhattan. So... all signs point to reunion episode. Or some infinitely more clever concept that Seinfeld would do in place of a reunion episode (you know, like it already did on Curb Your Enthusiasm).
Fans hoping for a recurring series shouldn't get too excited, as Seinfeld has confirmed that the reunion would be a one-time only event. On the bright side, though, he did promise that the project will be properly unveiled "very, very soon."
EARLIER: Is that Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander on the set of a Seinfeld reunion?
Seinfeld fans have been busy untangling a web of clues and hints surrounding what Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David are working on, and if it is indeed a Seinfeld reunion. Last week, Seinfeld stopped by Reddit for an AMA, the website's version of a Q&A session for its millions of users. In the thread, which racked up over 10,000 comments, Seinfeld mentioned that he was working on a secret project with Seinfeld co-creator David. Seinfeld says, "We wrote this script for this thing that you will eventually see but I can't reveal what it is at this time. All I can do is tell you is that it's big, huge, gigantic. Even bigger than that Amazon package."
If that didn't already send expectations over the moon, the quick eyes at The Gothamist caught a glimpse of Seinfeld and Alexander, a.k.a. George Costanza, taking a stroll in front of Tom's Restaurant, the legendary Manhattan eatery that served as the exterior location for the Seinfeld restaurant, Monk's Cafe (or "the coffee shop"). Even more suspicious is the fact that Alexander is seen wearing some particularly Costanza-like clothing in the picture. Hmm... could this really be some sort of Seinfeld project?
The answer to this question is a deafening probably not. Adding another wrinkle to the whole situation, Roger Freidman of Showbiz 411, who spoke with Larry David recently, said Seinfeld and David are working on a play for Broadway, and that this was most likely the gigantic project that Jerry teased on Reddit. Even more dream-squashing is the fact that the shot of Seinfeld and Alexander outside of Tom's Restaurant is most likely the duo filming an episode of Seinfeld's web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. While it's a little disheartening to see all these hopeful threads come to possibly disappointing ends, the prospect of a Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld Broadway production is still pretty exciting, even if it's not the reunion we've spent the past few days dreaming about.
Brandi, Brandi, Brandi. She does it again. Sure, we’ll make those of you that haven’t been watching read through before we tell you, but trust us. It’s another good one.
Yolanda’s brother and mother visit from Holland. The reason? Her husband gets himself a real Hollywood star. Movie stars step aside, David Foster is moving in and moving up.
Kim’s daughter graduates high school but she’s still not old enough to decide what she wants to wear, so, shopping spree!
Kyle still doesn’t believe the rumors about her husband. Apparently neither does Lisa’s husband. Lisa is still smarter than the bunch, stating that you just never know. Apparently Carlton’s cat gets just as good treatment as she does, getting to enjoy the benefits of acupuncture.
In the dressing room during tonight’s show, Brandi admits to Lisa about her sordid (sigh) love affair with Carlton. The two have previously made out, in a hot tub nonetheless. Lisa, sticking to her good form asks, “Why would you do that?” The look on Lisa’s face is utter confusion. And as much as we are confused alongside Lisa we have a few guesses. Loneliness. Curiosity. Did we hear you say attention? Yea, we didn’t think so.
Kyle still doesn’t believe her husband cheated. And we still don’t care.
Lisa decides New York is the next best place to be and sends her husband to live there.
Brandi does something we claim to hate but secretly love.
Madonna jetted into Ireland on Tuesday (23Jul13) to attend the funeral of her interior designer friend David Collins. Madonna was devastated by her longtime pal's death last week (17Jul13), and cleared her schedule so she could pay her last respects at his memorial service in Monkstown, County Antrim.
The Material Girl later delivered a heart-felt speech in her friend's honour at a lunch for 80 mourners at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in County Wicklow.
Irish TV host and comic Graham Norton was another famous face among the congregation, and he also spoke at the meal.
Collins, who designed interiors for many high end fashion boutiques and luxury department stores, died just weeks after he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of skin cancer.
They Tried To Make Her Go To Rehab: And Lindsay Lohan will go go go, just not before shooting her guest stint on Charlie Sheen's FX comedy Anger Management. The permanently troubled actress was just sentenced to 90 days in rehab, but first she'll be allowed to shoot her previously booked guest spot — as a patient who romances Sheen — in April. Celebrities — just like us! [EW]
ABC Announces Summer Line-Up: They announced their spring finale schedule yesterday, so ABC satiated our need for constant entertainment today by releasing their summer schedule. Wipeout will return May 9, The Bachelorette May 20, new series Motive on May 21, Rookie Blue on May 23, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition on May 28, What Would You Do? on May 29, Mistresses on June 3, and Celebrity Wife Swap and Whodunnit? (another newbie) on June 23. [Via Release]
Emily Owens Returns: ... To another show. Mamie Gummer, a.k.a. Meryl Streep's daughter, just booked a role opposite Rainn Wilson on CBS' comedy pilot Backstrom. Gummer will play the female lead — Nicole Carlton, a police detective who is also a lesbian. [TVLine]
So Necessary: David Anders, who plays Dr. Frankenstein on ABC's Once Upon a Time (and the not-so-dearly departed Uncle John on The Vampire Diaries), has just booked a recurring guest role on USA's Necessary Roughness. He'll play Troy Cutler, the second-in-command to John Stamos' sports and talent agency honcho Connor. What a horifically unattractive group of people that show is hiring, let us take pity on those poor casting directors. [Via release]
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First thing's first: "This is a Bates Motel panel, not a Lost panel." Executive producer Carlton Cuse wanted to make that very clear at the Vimeo Theater inside the Austin Convention Center, for the viewing and subsequent panel for his new A&E series. The comment was, as it turned out, in jest (Lost questions inevitably came up). But Cuse, who is an executive producer on the upcoming show, was serious when he explained that Bates Motel wasn't a send-off origins story of Alfred Hitchcock's horror classic Psycho.
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Instead, Bates Motel uses the imagery (the iconic house) and names from Psycho, but they are detached from Hitchcock's story. Instead, Bates Motel — which takes place in the present — follows a shy young man named Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his seemingly distant mother Norma (Vera Farmiga), who buy a motel and move into the house next door. "A contemporary piece really unshackled us. We wanted it to be our story," Cuse told the crowd.
Cuse likened their approach on Bates Motel to how Christopher Nolan made Batman his own: the Batmobile and the characters were all there, but it was a new story. "We created our own mythology," Cuse revealed. "[Norma] is not a shrill hateful mother...how Norman becomes who he is gets answered in the first 10 episodes." While he said that the ending of Bates Motel "will be some version of what happened in the movie," it won't be "a literal reenactment."
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So how did the crowd, who were the first to see Bates Motel before it airs on A&E on Sunday, feel about the show? While one audience member told Cuse during the Q&A portion that she wanted to watch all ten ordered episodes right there and then, a few seemed bored — and in one case, someone was clearly offended. During one particularly graphic scene, Farmiga's character is raped and a woman in the crowd, visibly upset, left her seat never to return.
It's not terribly surprising. For a show that's so deeply rooted in horror iconography, there's nothing particularly scary about something loosely based off of one of the creepiest films in history. The pilot has a few violent moments that should satisfy those looking for action, but for Psycho purists this will disappoint. (That said, the first murdered person in the episode does wind up in a bathtub, though that's not where they were killed). It's not just the look of Pyscho that makes it endure as a classic, but it's the unshakable mood, and that's all but vacant in surprisingly bland Bates Motel.
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Never underestimate the power of the public's profound ongoing fascination with the great Leonardo da Vinci. Or the power of Starz to create some unexpectedly great television, for that matter. (See: Spartacus, Boss, Party Down.) With those two forces combining, its no wonder that the cable network's upcoming series Da Vinci's Demons has art, history, and television fans all, collectively, chomping at the bit. (Sorry to disappoint Dan Brown fans, however, as Da Vinci's Demons isn't the latest chapter in that saga.)
The show, from writer David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Flash Forward) and starring British actor Tom Riley as the famed artist and inventor, looks to give Da Vinci a sexy new, action-packed twist. The first full-length trailer for the drama debuted at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour over the weekend, but you can watch it here. Enjoy! Okay, so some artistic liberties have certainly been taken here, but this could be fun. Like if art history class met Game of Thrones (sex! violence!) or A Knight's Tale (modern twist on history!) and put it on TV. We'll find out if the entertainment experiment works when Da Vinci's Demons debuts on Starz on Friday, April 12. More: TCA: Workaholics' Seasons 4 and 5, 'Drunk History' Headed to Comedy CentralTCA: Carlton Cuse Says 'Bates Motel' Is, 'The Idea of a 'Psycho' Homage...Isn't Engaging'TCA: Matt Damon and Michael Douglas Say 'Behind the Candelabra' Will Respect Liberace's Legacy
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Who doesn't want to go back to the 90s? The love for all things neon. The height of video game technology... wait, are we already there? And now comes word that the beloved Disney Channel series, Boy Meets World is going to hit our TV sets again.
TVLine reports that the show's creator Michael Jacobs (you might remember him from our cast roundtable) has already begun casting for the project, titled appropriately enough, Girl Meets World. The new show will follow the daughter of the series stars Cory Matthews (played by Ben Savage) and Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fisher).
So, it got us thinking. What other blasts from the past shows would we love to see revived, and just as importantly, what would they be about?
Thanks to The CW we're saved the trouble of having to come up with new storylines for Beverly Hills, 90210 (as the spin-off show is already in its fifth season). Saved by the Bell had more spin-offs than we had Nintendo games. The College Years and The New Class, anyone? And Sex and the City will return to TV with a prequel series, The Carrie Diaries. But what about old favorites like Party of Five, Friends, and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air?
(Insert Wayne's World dream sequence sound effect here.)
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (1990-1996)
When we last left the Banks family, all the children had grown up and were leaving the nest: Hillary and Ashley to New York, Carlton to Princeton, and everyone's favorite British butler Geoffrey back home to England. The only one remaining in California was Will. Since the show is based loosely on Will Smith's life, it would only make sense to continue his life story. And just like in his real life, his kids are his main focus. Couldn't you just see Willow and Jaden playing a pair of siblings living the high life in The Golden State? Though that might make the show less of a series and more of a reality show.
Since Joey — the show's attempt at continuing the series — was merely a blip on our radar, we can feel free to come up with our own ideas. Season 10 – which ended eight years ago — finally gave us the ending we had all been wanting: Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) and Ross (David Schwimmer) were together, Monica (Courteney Cox) and Ross (Matthew Perry) saw their wish for kids come true, Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) was married, and Joey (Matthew Perry) was, well, Joey. It's easy to say we would be happy if the show picked up with Rachel and Ross and their life as a little family, but we would miss the rest of the Central Perk gang. This might be the one show where you can't beat the original, and any attempt at a remake would be almost as ridiculous as Hypercolor T-shirts. What were we thinking?
Party of Five (1994-2000)
Who can remember the show Time of Your Life, which followed Sarah (Jennifer Love Hewitt) and her big move to New York City? Okay, us either. Moving on. The original show — which followed the Salinger family — had so many crazy story lines (cancer, alcoholism, domestic abuse...) we don't think there is anywhere left for it to go. However, we would be up for a reunion show. Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell, Jeremy London? That has ratings gold written all over it.
What do you think? Any shows from the 90s you'd love to see get a second chance? Tell us in the comments section below.
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