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Sydney Bucksbaum
Writer Sydney Bucksbaum likes to think her hobby of watching insane amounts of TV isn't an obsession... it's not an obsession, okay, so just drop it! As the resident CW-lover on the Hollywood.com staff, she truly believes her Clark Kent/Dean Winchester/Damon Salvatore/Lucas Scott/Oliver Queen/Chuck Bass/Seymour Birkhoff/Wade Kinsella/Vincent Keller/Micah Barnes is out there somewhere, waiting for her, in real life (just go with it). After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism, Sydney has made it her mission to campaign for more shirtless scenes for her favorite CW hunks. You're welcome.
  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy Leaving 'Dancing With the Stars' - REPORT
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Feb 22, 2013
      Say goodbye to the bad boy of the ballroom. Maksim Chmerkovskiy is leaving Dancing With the Stars, TMZ reports. The professional ballroom dancer, 33, talked with producers this week and informed them that he wouldn't be returning for the upcoming season. Chmerkovskiy has danced on the show since Season 2 in 2006, teaming up with stars such as Misty May, Laila Ali, Erin Andrews, Kirstie Alley, and Mel B. He spoke out about leaving DWTS after two more cycles back in the fall, since he was under contract for 15 seasons. No word yet on how he got out of his contract early. Hollywood.com reached out to ABC for comment but did not hear back by the time of publication. RELATED: Maksim Chmerkovskiy Is Quitting 'Dancing With the Stars' After 15 Seasons The dancer also made headlines back in the fall for more negative reasons when his DWTS partner Hope Solo accused him of abuse during their rehearsals. The US Women's Soccer Team goalkeeper released a memoir, titled Solo: A Story of Hope, in which she claimed he physically abused her during rehearsals. Chmerkovskiy denied the claims, and spoke out cryptically on twitter, saying, "Always hated hypocrites and liars … but when someone is both AND an opportunist, I just feel bad for them. Can't win at someone's expense." Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Josiah True/Wenn] From Our Partners:25 Forgotten Celebrity Crushes of the ‘90s (Vh1)30 Stars Who Have Gone Topless (Celebuzz)
  • James Van Der Beek Lands Pilot Lead, Is The Anti-Dawson His New Thing?
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Feb 22, 2013
    James Van Der Beek has officially found his groove. After gaining cult status as wide-eyed optimistic teen Dawson Leery on Dawson’s Creek, now, later on in the actor's career, it seems as if the sarcastic, cynical role is more Van Der Beek’s style these days. The Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 alum has just been cast in CBS’s comedy pilot Friends With Better Lives, THR reports. The show is about a group of thirtysomething friends who each think the other has it better, from Friends writer-producer Dana Klein. RELATED: 10 Things That Will Cheer 'Apt. 23' Star James Van Der Beek Up Graduating from the teen drama that gave him his fame, Van Der Beek went on to another teen soap to play the opposite role of Dawson Leery: a cocaine-addicted jerk of a movie director on One Tree Hill. It was quite a different character, and one that he seemed to play well. He then portrayed a heightened, parodied version of himself in ABC's recently canceled Apartment 23. In the new pilot, he will play Will Stokes, a partner in the gynecology practice at the center of the potential series. He's a smart, sarcastic, and cynical guy who learns his wife cheated on him with his therapist. He believes nice guys finish last, and his gloomy pessimist expects the worst from everyone and everything. Sounds like Van Der Beek has found his niche, and to be honest, we like him better this way. What do you think? Should Van Der Beek stick to his new formula of pessimistic, sarcastic roles, or do you want to see him go back to his wide-eyed optimistism? Let us know in the comments! Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Matt Sayles] From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • Celebs Who Need Fashion Redemption on Oscar Night
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Feb 22, 2013
    While the red carpet looks this season have wowed us and bored us, shocked us and given us enough fodder to chat for months, three celebrities have yet to really impress us with their red carpet dresses. While Girls star Lena Dunham, Les Misérables star Anne Hathaway, and Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain have raked in the wins, they've floundered on the red carpet this awards season. These struggling fashionistas need redemption, and what better way to prove their style know-how than to look bangin' on Oscar night? All they need to do is deliver one whopper of a dress at the Academy Awards ceremony or after party, and we'll forgive them for the following travesties. RELATED: Our 2013 Oscar Predictions Lena Dunham at the Golden GlobesDunham is known for breaking the mold and flaunting her own style without offering apologies, and it usually works for her (hell, that's why we love her so much). But her eggplant Zac Posen gown came across almost brown on camera, looking very drab. The cut of the gown made it seem like she was wearing a size too big, and she was lost in the heavy, pleated fabric. While we don't expect to see Dunham at the Dolby Theatre (the rat-faced people of television, as Amy Poehler would say, aren't allowed at this ritzy affair), we hope she steps it up this Sunday and arrives at one of the after parties looking appropriately fly. Anne Hathaway at the SAGsHathaway might have wowed audiences singing in Les Miserables, but her black Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown at the SAG awards was just plain miserable. The sheer overlay was like a ballet tutu gone bad, the length was just awkward, and when a dress makes a woman as thin as Hathaway look frumpy... you know it was a bad choice.  Jessica Chastain at the Golden GlobesThis radiant redhead is one of the most flawless beauties in Hollywood right now and, thanks to Zero Dark Thirty, she is one hot item. You'd think she would anticipate her many trips to the stage and up the ante in the fashion department, but she just can't seem to get her red carpet look down. Her biggest flop was her ill-fitting Golden Globes gown. Her sky blue Calvin Klein number succeeded in making her perfect figure look droopy and when you have skin as fair as Chastain's, it's best to stear clear of such light colors.  Let's hope these lovely ladies turn it around and bring their A-game to Oscar night this Sunday. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credits: Steve Granitz/WireImage; Brian To/Wenn; Wenn] From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz) Oscars 2013 Special Coverage 15 Most Iconic Red Carpet Dresses • We Predict the Winners: Do You Agree?• 15 Oscar-Winning Nude Scenes• The Worst Best Picture Winner Ever• Oscar's Problem With Pretty Boys• Why Stars Should Fear Seth MacFarlane• 10 TV Stars You Never Knew Won Oscars• The Winner, According to You   
  • Nick Carter Finds His Fire, His One Desire, Gets Engaged
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Feb 22, 2013
    If things go according to plan, Nick Carter will never be able to show anyone the "meaning of being lonely" ever again. He has found his "one desire," and now "everybody" will know the love he has for his girlfriend of over four years, fitness expert/actress Lauren Kitt. Upon realizing he would be "incomplete" without her, Carter proposed.  "I had the ring in my pocket for two weeks," Carter tells People. "I was like, 'I don't want it anymore!' It was driving me insane. I just wanted to get it out of my hands and onto hers." For the engagement, Carter, 33, took Kitt, 29, to the Florida Keys where he planned a romantic boat ride to a secluded island. Despite the boat's bad condition (“I hadn't used it for, like, six years. It took me five days literally on my hands and knees, scraping up my body [to fix it,]" Carter says) Carter and Kitt set out to sea on Wednesday. Joined by some close friends and Kitt's father, the couple headed to a small island where Carter had spent time as a child, where Carter presented Kitt with a seven-carat diamond ring. The couple now refers to the island as "Engagement Island." RELATED: Backstreet's Back (Again): Nick Carter Picks His Favorite Things From the '90s Kitt, of course, said "Yes!" and tells People she is “just so happy in love right now and on cloud nine." The couple will now have to schedule their wedding around the Backstreet Boys' big comeback. The band is working on a new album and preparing for their sold-out fan cruise in October to celebrate their 20th anniversary (now do you feel old?). "It's not up to us. It's up to the schedule," Carter says of setting a date. "We're just excited and looking forward to the next chapter of our lives." Sorry, last one — Now, "as long as they love" one another, these two will be happy forever.  Carter is hardly the first boy band member to tie the knot. Check out the other Backstreet Boys (as well as N'Sync and 98 Degrees members) who have already headed down the aisle in style. Click Here to Launch Our Boy Band Wedding Gallery! Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Angela Weiss/WireImage] From Our Partners:25 Most Scandalous Celeb Twitpics (Vh1)Miley & Liam’s Beach PDA: PICS (Celebuzz)
  • James Marsden Joins 'Anchorman 2': Unlike Milk, This Is a Good Choice
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Feb 22, 2013
    This news put me in a glass case of emotion. James Marsden has joined the cast of Anchorman: The Legend Continues, the sequel to Will Ferrell’s comedy classic. While plot details have been mainly kept secret, Deadline reports that Marsden will play a rival anchor and nemesis to Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy. Unlike milk, this is a great choice. We know Marsden can bring the funny, thanks to his arc on 30 Rock’s final season as Criss Chros, Liz Lemon’s husband, as well as last year’s Bachelorette. RELATED: Kristen Wiig Officially Joins 'Anchorman 2': Don't Act Like You're Not Impressed Not much else has been leaked in regards to the highly anticipated sequel which shoots in March, but Christina Applegate did slip news of Kristen Wiig’s casting on Twitter earlier this month. Wiig will be playing the love interest to Steve Carell's idiotic Brick Tamland (to rival his love for lamp). Wiig and Marsden will join most of the original Anchorman cast: Ferrell, Applegate, and Carell, as well as Paul Rudd and David Koechner. Adam McKay is directing for the December 20, 2013 release. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Wenn] From Our Partners:Happy 25th, Rihanna: 25 Naked Pics to Celebrate (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • TV Tidbits: Fall Out Boy Heads to '90210,' Pilot Castings Galore
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Feb 21, 2013
      FOB Heads to 90210: Fall Out Boy – who recently announced a comeback album/tour after a three year break – is set to perform on 90210 for an episode slated for April 29. The performance will be a part of a big concert event on the CW drama. The band will perform their new single, "My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up)," off their sixth studio album, Save Rock and Roll, which hits stores worldwide on May 6, 2013. [E!] Pilot Castings Galore: The CW cast Arrow's Stephen Amell's cousin Robbie Amell as the lead in The Tomorrow People, the drama pilot from Arrow boss Greg Berlanti and The Vampire Diaries EP Julie Plec based on the 1970s UK series. [TVLine] Nicole Beharie landed the lead in Sleepy Hollow, Fox's drama pilot. The modern-day supernatural thriller is based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Daniel Stern has been cast in NBC's single-camera comedy pilot Girlfriend In a Coma as the father of the titular woman who wakes up from a coma to discover she has a 17-year-old daughter (Miranda Cosgrove). [Deadline] Joey McIntyre and Jessica Chaffin have been cast in CBS/Sony TV single-camera comedy pilot The McCarthys. Directed by Fred Savage, the comedy revolves around an Irish-Catholic, sports-crazed Boston clan and the gay son whose greatest sin is not his sexuality but his desire to spend less time with his family. The CW is bringing back another member from the original cast of The Selection. Australian actress Peta Sergeant has been added to the retooled pilot, reprising her role as Gaia, a rebel leader who is working to overthrow the monarchy. Sean Patrick Thomas is also reprising his role. Set 300 years in the future, The Selection is an epic romance centering on a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other women for the royal prince’s hand to become the nation’s next queen. [Deadline] Veronica Mars alum Ryan Hansen has signed on to CBS’ Bad Teacher, the single-camera comedy based on the 2011 Cameron Diaz movie about a sexy, foul-mouthed divorcee who becomes a teacher to find her next husband. Hansen will play Joel, the shorts-sporting athletic coach at Nixon Middle School. [TVLine] Mira Sorvino landed a starring role opposite Jim Gaffigan in his CBS comedy pilot. Written by Gaffigan and Peter Tolan, the project centers on Jim (Gaffigan) a guy who lives with his wife Jeannie (Sorvino) and five kids in a 2-bedroom New York apartment. Sorvino’s Jeannie is a super-wife and super-mom. [Deadline] RELATED: TV Tidbits: Tricia Helfer Gets 'Killer' Role, 'OC' Alum Heads to 'Nashville' Dwight Gets a Nemesis: Sopranos alum Michael Imperioli has been cast as a nemesis for The Office’s Dwight. He will play Sensei Billy, the karate instructor who's about ready to commit hara-kiri over Dwight’s inimitable "presence" in his dojo. Imperioli’s episode is slated to air in the spring. [TVLine] Entourage Lady Heads to The Newsroom: Entourage’s Constance Zimmer has just been cast to recur on Aaron Sorkin's drama The Newsroom. On the upcoming Season 2, which reflects on the recent presidential campaign, Zimmer will play Taylor, a press spokesperson for the Mitt Romney campaign. [Deadline] VH1 Picks Up 3 New Shows, Renews 1: VH1 has ordered three news shows for spring 2013: The Gossip Game, which follows ambitious women covering the urban entertainment beat; I’m Married To A…, a documentary series that examines some unusual couples in love; and 100 Sexiest Artists, a five-part countdown special. The network has also has picked up a third season of T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle, featuring rapper T.I. "Tip" Harris, his wife, entrepreneur and singer Tameka "Tiny" Harris, and their six children. [Deadline] Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Aruna Gilbert/Wenn] From Our Partners:25 Forgotten Celebrity Crushes of the ‘90s (Vh1)30 Stars Who Have Gone Topless (Celebuzz)
  • 'Supernatural': Sam Makes a Huge Mistake... Again
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Feb 21, 2013
    Freakin' witches. I’m with Sam and Dean on this one: witches are just the worst. But at least the witches we dealt with this week on Supernatural finally got the brothers to take a pause and hash out their issues over God’s trials instead of dragging it out passive-aggressively for weeks. While the case of the week in “Man’s Best Friend With Benefits” didn’t hold too much weight in the larger mythology of the season, it did give us a nice reminder of just how much crap the Winchester boys have been through over eight seasons. The case of the week was one James Frampton, a cop who saved Sam and Dean’s life once back in the day. After dealing with the Winchesters and getting a glimpse of the supernatural world, James decided to dabble in witchcraft (never a good idea) and use his powers for good. His solving rate for crimes became 100 percent, and he became the best cop on the force. But when he started to have dreams about murdering innocent people, and those people ended up dead in real life, it was time to call in the experts. Only it wasn’t James who called Sam and Dean for help, it was his familiar face Portia. A familiar is a witch’s sidekick of sorts, a half-human, half-animal with a psychic bond to its master. The fun part of this week’s episode was the addition of cat and dog familiars. First off, I could watch Sam cuddle and play with a dog all day. That was just adorable. And secondly, Dean’s allergic to cats! And hates dogs! Who knew?!? RELATED: 'Supernatural': God's SAT's Bring Out Dean's Depressing Truth But James and Portia were also a little more familiar than usual: they were romantically involved, a rarity when it comes to witch’s and their familiars. That turned out to be the nail in James’s coffin: another witch was jealous that Portia chose James as her master and when they became… familiar, that witch put the memories of the murders in James’s mind and planted evidence on James. This led to a showdown between the two witches, and when Sam and Dean tried to intervene the evil witch worked a little mental power and brought up all of Sam and Dean’s bad memories. Here is where I just about lost my sh*t. Sometimes I forget just how much crap both Sam and Dean have gone through over the years. I mean, really stop and think about it for a second. That witch didn’t have to dig too far into their minds or create horrible scenarios in which to trap Sam and Dean, because both brothers have been trapped in hell! Sam was possessed by Lucifer. Dean watched his mother get brutally murdered. Both brothers have died and been brought back to life, and have been beaten within an inch of their lives numerous times. They brought about the apocalypse! Seriously, how the hell do Sam and Dean get out of bed in the morning and fight evil another day? The Winchester boys ended up killing the wicked witch and saving James. Then came the harder decision to let him and Portia go free. Sam and Dean haven’t been known for their leniency when it comes to letting supernatural forces go, but they have given free passes in the past. Vampire Benny and werewolf Kate were forced into what they are, but James chose to practice witchcraft. Sam and Dean’s free passes only go to those who are innocent in their intentions and actions. This is an interesting way of looking at their track record of who they let go versus who they kill. But in the end they let James go, and hopefully he’ll stick to the straight and narrow – or else Sam and Dean will hunt him for good. Like I mentioned earlier, the case of the week was so minimal that it gave Sam and Dean the chance to really hash out their issues over Sam being the one to go through God’s trials to close the gates of hell for good. Dean didn’t trust Sam to be able to pull it off, and Sam knew it. But let’s be honest here: it’s not like Sam has a good track record of coming through for Dean. He’s made terrible game time decisions in the past – Ruby, drinking demon blood, saying yes to Lucifer, hunting Benny – but after Dean came to the realization that they survive everything by sticking together, it seemed like all would be well with the Winchester brothers. RELATED: 'Supernatural': Dean's Gay Thing, Sam's Geek Thing Dean finally trusts Sam, both to get the job done and just as his brother. Could this be a major turning point for the brothers? BUT OH WAIT, just kidding! Something is wrong with Sam as a result of beginning the trials – he started to cough up blood – and he HID IT FROM DEAN. Have we learned nothing from the past? Sam, why are you hiding something insanely important from your brother that you know is going to be major? We were so close to a real reconciliation between Sam and Dean, but there he goes again, making a huge mistake. Tell your brother what’s going on! But just what is going on?  The best quotes from “Man’s Best Friend With Benefits”: Dean: Man, of all the lame-ass things you’ve ever said, that’s gotta be the lame-assiest.Sam: I’m sorry, but I happen to think Shemp was a funnier Stooge than Curly.Dean: Curly was a freaking genius.Sam: I always found his work to be a little bit obvious.Dean: It’s supposed to be obvious, man, they’re Stooges. Dean, about Portia changing from a dog to a woman: That was incredibly hot…Sam: It was pretty hot. RELATED: 'Supernatural': Back to the Good Old Days... Or Is It? Dean: He’s got the booga booga on his side! Sam: You know I have been going over this and over this, asking myself, ‘Why doesn’t he trust me?’ And it occurred to me finally. It’s not that you can’t trust me. It’s that you can only trust you.Dean: Are you done?Sam: Yeah, I’m done if you’re done. Drexel: There’s been chatter about our James… that he’s gone Ripper.Dean: As in Jack the? Sam: Oh! By the way, gotta hand it to you, it’s been 15 hours since Portia mentioned her night with James and not one beastiality joke out of you! (Side note: I was also really proud of Dean for this...) Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Marcel Williams/The CW] From Our Partners:25 Forgotten Celebrity Crushes of the ‘90s (Vh1)30 Stars Who Have Gone Topless (Celebuzz)
  • 'Arrow' Recap: The Arrival Of Roy Harper and the Departure of Oliver's Innocence
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Feb 21, 2013
    It was bound to happen. After 14 stellar, action-packed, compelling episodes, Arrow was going to have a less-than-thrilling hour. And despite the arrival of Roy Harper (welcome to the Arrow universe, Colton Haynes! I’ve missed your jaw line since Teen Wolf’s season finale…), tonight’s episode, “Dodger,” left me a little underwhelmed. That’s not to say the episode was terrible! I still quite enjoyed it, but compared to what we’ve been given all season, it’s safe to say “Dodger” is not in my top 10 favorite episodes. Especially after last week’s amazing hour, where the majority was spent in flashbacks to the island and yet the plot was moved forward in major ways, not much happened tonight. Let’s get into it, shall we?  So Moira officially wants out of the “undertaking,” whatever that is (seriously, when are we going to get specifics on that?). Turns out, she isn’t completely, 100 percent evil! She’s worried that with the vigilante on her tail, her kids will be left orphans seeing as how her shady deals resulted in her first husband’s death and her current husband’s disappearance. Moira is a much more complicated character than we initially thought. Could there be hope for redemption in her future? She started out to fix the Glades, and cure the city. But what has her mission become, this mysterious “undertaking?” RELATED: 'Arrow' Recap: Nothing Is Bred That Is Weaker Than Man Any hopes of redemption are shot in my opinion, however, because the end of the episode found Moira issuing out a hit on Malcolm Merlyn via… China White! Seems to me that there could be better, less illegal ways of solving her problems, but hey, let’s see where this goes. And, thanks to the promos for next week, we know that China White is bringing Deadshot back into the picture. Awesome! Can’t wait to see how he deals with his grudge against Arrow (last we saw him, Arrow put an arrow through his eye…). Meanwhile, now that Felicity is Team Arrow-lite (only working with Oliver and Diggle to find Walter), methinks she is starting to really get on board with Arrow’s mission. When Oliver decided to veer from The List to take down The Dodger – a man who uses hostages to steal for him – she started to see him in a different light. He truly is working for the good of Starling City. Little by little, she’s going to give in and join Team Arrow full time. She just doesn’t know it yet!  Team Arrow – well, the men at least – was also doing some work tonight when it came to ladies. That’s right, both Diggle and Oliver got dates! Diggle finally worked up the nerve to ask out Carly, his dead brother’s wife, which is definitely a weird situation but they were both clearly into each other. Oliver worked up the nerve to ask out his old friend, McKenna Hall, even though it started out as a diversion so he could plant tech on her cell phone in order to track The Dodger. Oliver didn’t protest too much when Felicity told him to flirt with McKenna, so clearly it wasn’t just for the mission. RELATED: 'Arrow' Recap: One Mother of a Betrayal The boys of Team Arrow are out of practice when it comes to dating, however. Both Diggle and Oliver messed up their dates. Diggle made the smart decision to bring up his dead brother slash his date’s dead husband… bad move, dude. And Oliver… well, to be fair, McKenna was really giving him the third degree about his years on the island. Honey, you aren’t on Team Arrow. That’s too much, too soon. Back off. Understandably, Oliver got a little short with her when she wouldn’t relent on the island questioning, so his date also self-imploded. Also not going great? Team Arrow’s mission on stopping The Dodger. They baited him with some expensive authentic artifact, but he knew Felicity was on to him. He gifted her with a new necklace – one that did not go well with her fancy dress, since it had a bomb in it. That’s right, The Dodger found his hostage. Thanks to Oliver’s quick thinking and driving, he was able to best The Dodger (duh.) and Felicity was able to make it through the night with her head still attached to her body. Team Arrow’s dating lives were also saved: both Diggle and Oliver managed to turn things around and get their ladies to forgive them! Diggle made out with Carly in a park, and Oliver got a second date with McKenna. But with the good comes the bad: McKenna got a promotion to work with Det. Lance on finding the vigilante. That’s right, Oliver’s girlfriend is now hunting him! That’s not going to end well, now is it? RELATED: 'Arrow' Recap: Dizzy with Power Like I mentioned before, tonight’s episode also featured the arrival of Roy Harper, Thea’s new love interest. Their meet-cute occurred when Roy stole her purse, and when she had him arrested, he gave quite the sob story of why he steals so much. His mom was hooked on vertigo, and even though she kicked the habit she took so much of the drug that she is permanently messed up. Her hospital bills are out of control, and he needs to help her out. But something seemed a little too… well, too sad. Roy got teary-eyed a little too easily, didn’t he? My suspicions turned out to be correct. His sob story was just that: a sob story. Roy lied about the whole thing to get Thea to take pity on him and drop the charges. At least he returned her purse! This is one relationship I can’t wait to see evolve. Plus, you know, that jaw line! Love me some Roy Harper/Colton Haynes. In this week’s portion of island flashbacks, we see Oliver start to make some choices that truly changed him. When he was out getting herbs to help treat Slade Wilson’s infection from his gunshot wound, he found another guy tied up and beaten bloody. The guy said he was a shipwreck survivor and the army men beat him, but Oliver couldn’t take a chance on another person who might betray him. He left him in the cave still tied up and nursed Slade back to health without even mentioning the prisoner. His survival instincts truly kicked in, and he’s living by Slade’s code: everyone on the island is living for himself. I’ve been wondering when we were going to start seeing Oliver become Arrow, and I think we’ve just commenced that journey. The best quotes of the night: "You’re not going to last an hour out there." -Slade Wilson"I guess you better hope I make it back in 45 minutes then." -Oliver "You really have no idea how rich his family is, do you?" -Diggle "I’m not Robin Hood." -Oliver Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Jack Rowand/The CW]
  • 'New Girl' and 'Mindy Project' Get Thursday Trial: Smart Move or Big Mistake?
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Feb 20, 2013
    Is Thursday the new Tuesday? Possibly, if Fox's latest scheduling experiment is a success. The network announced Wednesday that it will air brand-new episodes of New Girl and The Mindy Project on Thursday, April 4, in Glee's post-American Idol time slot. It's not a permanent move, but if the comedies perform well, maybe it could be. RELATED: 'New Girl' Recap: Parking Wars Thursday nights have been good to CBS comedies Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men, but the night has long been home to NBC's comedy block. However, with 30 Rock already over and the upcoming series finale of The Office scheduled for May — not to mention the continuous ratings drop of Community — the night is wide open for comedy competition. Fox has been riding a wave of ratings success in recent years, but the current TV season has not been kind to the network. This experiment could shake up the schedule in a very good way, possibly paving the way for a Fox Thursday night comedy block. Then again, it could also fail miserably, like when ABC tried to air new episodes of its comedies Don't Trust the B---- and Happy Endings on Sunday night. This situation is different, though, because presumably Fox will actually promote the new episodes — not to mention the fact that although American Idol ratings are down, it's still a huge show for the network that will give a viewer bump to whatever it's paired with. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: Patrick McElhenney/FOX] From Our Partners:Bradley Cooper Dancing Is Surprisingly Awkward, Sweaty (Vh1)Kate Upton Bares All in Nothing But Body Paint: Video (Celebuzz)
  • Jane Lynch to Make Her Broadway Debut in 'Annie': Next Stop, the Movie?
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Feb 20, 2013
    Jane Lynch knows a thing or two about playing tyrannical women. The Emmy award-winning actress stars on Glee as ruthless cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, who isn't known for her calm demeanor when it comes to her students. Now she will take on another domineering role as evil orphanage matron Miss Hannigan in the new Broadway production of Annie. “Some may say I know a thing or two about playing intimidating authority figures,” Lynch says.  “So I am excited and honored to be making my Broadway debut with the wonderful Annie company at the Palace Theatre and joining the pantheon of women who have taken on the great and irresistible role of wicked Miss Hannigan.”  Lynch will make her Broadway debut at the Palace Theatre for eight weeks only, from Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, July 14. Two-time Tony Award-winning actress Katie Finneran, who created the role of Miss Hannigan in the new production of Annie, will depart the production at a date to be announced, in order to begin filming a new NBC comedy series with Michael J. Fox. RELATED: 'Beasts' Star Quvenzhane Wallis To Play Annie In Upcoming Remake? While we have no doubt Lynch will embody the tough, authoritatively cruel character well on the Broadway stage, might this indicate a possible role for her in the upcoming film version of Annie? It would certainly be the perfect segue, and she would already have the part down pat after weeks of playing the role. But would she fit the tone of the movie?  Produced by Will Smith and with rapper Jay-Z attached to set the score, Beasts of the Southern Wild breakout star Quvenzhane Wallis is in talks to play the title role left vacant when Smith's daughter Willow Smith dropped out. Since this reboot is already taking on quite a different feel from its original incarnation, while Lynch may be perfect for the stage version, she might not be the best person for the film. Do you think she should take on the role of Miss Hannigan in the upcoming movie as well as the Broadway stage? If not Lynch, then who should play her in the movie? Hit the comments with your thoughts below! Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum [Photo Credit: FayesVision/Wenn]