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 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.
  • Spot the Fake: 'SNL's Kate McKinnon Impersonates Ellen DeGeneres on 'Ellen'
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Apr 25, 2013
      Saturday Night Live's current female MVP Kate McKinnon has already gained an incredible amount of respect for her scene-stealing characters on the late night show. One impersonation she really nails? Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. Hey, if you don't believe us, take the real Ellen DeGeneres' word for it: The highest form of flattery you can get is from the person you're flattering by impersonating... isn't that how that old saying goes?  Ellen liked Kate's portrayal so much she had the comedian come on Ellen on Wednesday to reprise her impersonation, and things get... well, a little confusing. Watch the video below to see Kate impersonating Ellen, Ellen impersonating Kate impersonating Ellen, and Kate impersonating Ellen impersonating Kate impersonating Ellen and you get the idea: See, we told you it gets confusing! But we bet you couldn't stop smiling the whole time you were watching, right? Right. Better step up your game, Alex on Happy Endings! Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum More:'Arrow' Scoop: A Pair of Villains Threatens to Tear the Team ApartNBC Is Planning an Insane Game Show Where People Live in a Box in NYCLeanne's Spoiler List: Baby Daddy Drama on 'Glee'  From Our Partners50 Worst Celeb Mugshot Fails (vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • 'Arrow' Recap: Oliver Makes a Mistake, and Diggle Pays the Price
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Apr 25, 2013
      Any Arrow episode that opens with a nice shot of a shirtless Diggle is a successful episode in my mind. I mean, come on: those arms! Sorry, I made myself a promise that for these last four episodes of Arrow Season 1 I would try to curb my gushing over the physical traits of Stephen Amell and David Ramsey and really any other guy on Arrow that make me drool and instead focus on the story, because gear up – it’s about to get really good.  Diggle and Oliver were training in the Arrow Lair, working on Diggle’s strength while biding time until Floyd Lawton – aka Deadshot – made his way back into the country so they could hunt him down for good. Too bad while they were training, Deadshot found his way into the states. Thanks to Felicity hacking ARGUS’s communication logs, the hunt for Deadshot is now afoot! Diggle lost his connection to ARGUS, however, since Lyla decided to do a little digging and found out why Diggle was so interested in Deadshot. Lyla wants to bring Deadshot to justice, but Diggle just wants him in a body bag. Something tells me one person in this equation will not be happy with the outcome, and when Lyla threatens to put Diggle in handcuffs we learn she means business. Meanwhile, Oliver and Laurel have apparently mended their friendship enough to plan a lunch date, which she promptly cancels since work got crazy. Even though the lunch didn’t actually happen, I’m assuming Tommy won’t like that there were lunch plans at all now that he knows Oliver is the vigilante and Laurel and the vigilante have a working relationship. But so far, Tommy’s keeping his cool and telling Laurel he and Oliver are fine, and he only quit their club because the opportunity to work with his father was just too good to pass up. Laurel canceled her lunch plans with Ollie to help a family who invested all their savings with a man named Edward Rasmus, who promptly stole it all. I wonder if Rasmus is on The List? If Rasmus wasn’t on The List before, he sure is now. He hired a Gunn – ahem, I’m sorry, a hired gun (aka J. August Richards, or Gunn on Angel) to kill the family making a case against him. The parents were taken care of quickly but the boy, Taylor, got away out the window after getting a glimpse at his would-be assassin, Mr. Blank. I have to break my promise already. You guys, Oliver, in a towel, dripping wet, post-shower. This show is killing me. Okay, resume recap! Oliver caught the news about the murdered parents that he had just met the other day, and with that, Edward Rasmus has just earned his spot on The List. Since the boy’s grandparents wouldn’t be able to come get him for a few days, Laurel decided she would be his temporary guardian until they arrived. Oliver chose the wrong moment to come down and check on Laurel, since Tommy didn’t realize he even knew Laurel’s clients. With the realization that Laurel was planning lunches with Oliver and not telling Tommy, Tommy is starting to look a little peeved at their budding friendship. Trouble in paradise? Back in the Arrow Lair, Team Arrow finalizes their plans for taking down Deadshot. ARGUS set up a sting operation to arrest Deadshot, but Diggle lets Oliver know he doesn’t want to see Deadshot arrested… and with that, Oliver makes the decision to cross Floyd Lawton’s name off of Diggle’s List.  While Det. Lance is gearing up to help protect Laurel’s home, Roy Harper shows up, but this time he’s at the police station of his own volition. He’s looking for the Hood, and figured he could get some advice from Det. Lance? Nope, turns out he just wanted to steal Lance’s radio!   Who would have thought the guy with the biggest daddy (and mommy) issues would turn out to be the greatest father material? While babysitting the newly-orphaned kid at Laurel's, Tommy proved to everyone that he is going to be such a good dad in the future, talking him through his grief over losing his parents. This tender moment was so rudely interrupted when Mr. Blank showed up, and thanks a mistake on his fake badge, Laurel knew not to let him in. However, next time make sure your gun’s fully loaded, Laurel! One shot is not enough to take down a highly skilled assassin. Thankfully, the Hood came to the rescue and scared off Mr. Blank. Det. Lance wanted to place all three of them into protective custody, but Tommy understands that the safest chance for Laurel and Taylor to stay alive is close to Oliver, but only grudgingly and he doesn’t reveal the real reason why Oliver is able to protect them the best. Let the world’s most awkward slumber party at the Queen's estate begin! Thea and Roy’s super cute date is interrupted when the police radio he stole from Det. Lance starts going off with reports of vigilante sightings, and he speeds off on his motorcycle to try and find the Hood. Too bad that Lance set the whole thing up to catch Roy, and he brought him in to the station in the back of a police car. Nice try, Roy.  Just when Oliver was about to go and take out Deadshot, one of Felicity’s alerts on Rasmus started pinging. The embezzler was going to run and booked a ticket to China (the benefits: wontons and no extradition treaty). So now Ollie had to choose: Deadshot or Rasmus. He had only one shot at either, but not both. What’s he going to choose? His loyalty to Diggle, or his newfound friendship with Laurel? Oliver chose Rasmus! But what does that mean for Diggle and Deadshot? During the ARGUS operation, after a false alarm, Diggle and Lyla find out the hard way that Deadshot didn’t take the bait. Deadshot killed four ARGUS agents, and when Diggle went after him, the only reason Deadshot didn’t kill him was because no one was paying him. That’s quite an interesting philosophy to have but Diggle doesn’t care about Deadshot’s philosophy. He’s pissed Oliver wasn’t there to have his back like a real partner would. Diggle correctly assumed that Oliver made a choice: Laurel, instead of his partner. Clearly, Diggle abides by the Bro’s Before Ho’s life philosophy, while Oliver puts his lady friends in higher priority. Rasmus ended up confessing his crimes to the police – he really had no choice in the matter – so Laurel, Taylor, and Tommy are free to go home, but they decide to stay the rest of the night at the Queens anyway. It’s a good thing they did, since Mr. Blank kills Rasmus and plans on killing Taylor since they’ve seen his face. While Rasmus was getting murdered in the room next to him, Det. Lance tried to scare straight Roy and Thea with the corpse of a guy the vigilante killed, and we also learn the police have recovered 26 bodies from the vigilante’s one-man war on crime. Is this the actual number of bodies Oliver has killed since returning from the island, or just what the police have discovered? Because in all honestly, 26 seems kind of low. Unfortunately for Lance, his tactics don’t work and Thea agrees to help Roy find the Hood so Roy can make something of his life like the vigilante did. Ollie and Laurel have a moment outside Taylor’s door since they think they’re out of danger. Laurel confides in Oliver, admitting she actually does see the changes in Ollie since he got back from the island. During an ill-timed hug, Tommy overhears and oversees the moment. Ouch, poor Tommy is having a terrible day: he had to admit his ex-best friend is the safest bet for his girlfriend, he had to hide with Taylor while Oliver scared off Mr. Blank, and then Laurel wanted to stay at Oliver’s even after the danger passed. I’m not sure Tommy will be able to take much more pain. Time to put all the feelings on hold: Mr. Blank arrived at the Queen estate. Even though he loves the interior design of the house – such pain, loss, and regret in the wood paneling – he doesn’t hesitate to start shooting up the place, killing two guards before finding Oliver.  After an amazing fight scene – where you got to see Oliver Queen’s real, unrestricted, unmasked face in one of those rare moments where he doesn’t hide his true self – Oliver kills Mr. Blank with a fire poker and blames it on the security guard who Mr. Blank shot. Tommy backs up his statement to the police, but during a conversation with Oliver after, he realized that if Laurel ever knew the truth about Oliver she would choose him over Tommy. This leads Tommy to make what he probably thinks is a good, mature decision, but in hindsight is only going to speed up his downfall and descent into darkness: he broke up with her!  And as if Arrow wasn’t already breaking my heart enough, Diggle decides to rip it open even further and quit Team Arrow! I don't even know how to process all of these depressing turns. And in this week’s island storyline of the week, Shado attempted to teach Ollie how to shoot a bow and arrow. There was sexual tension galore, and Slade was clearly jealous. There’s even a quick island makeout between Ollie and Shado! But he broke it off before it went anywhere else because of Laurel. And just when we thought Team Island was making progress into getting off the island, Yao Fei lead Fyers’ men to the airplane hideout! Did Yao Fei really sell out Team Island? Did Diggle really quit Team Arrow? Will Tommy really go to the dark side with his father? We'll find out next week, but until then, enjoy some of the best quotes from tonight's "Home Invasion:" Oliver: Feeling better?Diggle: I’ll feel better once we end Deadshot. Felicity: I decrypted their communication logs. Which means I just hacked a federal agency. Which kind of makes me a cyber terrorist, which is bad because I really don’t see myself fitting in at Guantanamo Bay.Oliver: Don’t worry, Felicity, they don’t send blondes there.Felicity: I dye it, actually. I keep your secret! Oliver: I wear a hood and I put arrows into criminals. So when it comes to complexity, I grade on a curve. Det. Lance: You look after them, all right?Tommy: I spend most nights at your daughter’s anyways. There was probably a better time to tell you that.Det. Lance: Probably not. Thea: Do you have a police radio in your pocket?Roy: No I’m just happy to see you. Felicity: So you’re sniping a sniper. Kind of ironic, don’t you think? Yeah, me neither. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum More:'Arrow' Recap: Vertigo - and The Count - Return'Arrow' Recap: 'Salvation' Comes at a High Price'Arrow' Recap: A Nightclub Debut and a Psychotic Ex-Girlfriend From Our Partners50 Worst Celeb Mugshot Fails (vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • 'Arrow' Scoop: A Pair of Villains Threaten to Tear the Team Apart
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Apr 24, 2013
      We’ve been waiting ever-so-(im)patiently for the return of the CW’s newest hit drama Arrow to return for the last four episodes of its freshman season, and tonight we will finally be rewarded. Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and co. are back in "Home Invasion," and our favorite hooded vigilante has got a whole mess of problems with his family, his friends, and even his colleagues on Team Arrow.  We last left off with Ollie’s sister Thea (Willa Holland) teaming up with her new boyfriend Roy Harper (Colton Haynes) to track down the Hood, Ollie's mother Moira (Susanna Thompson) caught in the nefarious plans for The Undertaking of The Glades, his best friend Tommy (Colin Donnell) allying himself with his father Malcolm (John Barrowman) — aka the Dark Archer — and his partner Diggle (David Ramsey) out for revenge, Team Arrow be damned. Honestly, with friends and family like Oliver’s, who needs enemies?  Unfortunately, Starling City’s insidious underbelly doesn’t exactly see things that way, and Oliver will have a whole new slew of enemies to try and cross off his List tonight. First and foremost, Floyd Lawton — a.k.a. Deadshot — once again rears his one-eyed head, and according to everyone’s favorite IT girl Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), Deadshot stirs up some trouble within Team Arrow and outside of the team. "Dun dun dun, Deadshot! There is tension that happens between Diggle and Oliver when Deadshot comes into the case because whether or not you see him in each episode, Floyd Lawton is always on Diggle’s mind 100 percent," Rickards tells "He wants to get revenge. He cannot go on living with Deadshot there. And Felicity does not want to see Diggle get lost in that." When Oliver doesn’t exactly see eye to eye with Diggle’s "blood quest" against Lawton, it’s up to Felicity to bring her two boys back together. "I see her as the point of this triangle and she’s going, 'Okay, you guys are individuals and you need to work this out,'" Rickards reveals. "In this episode, she’s trying to fuse together again the connection between the other two points of their triangle. It gets a little rocky, for lack of a better explanation." Maybe if Deadshot was Team Arrow’s only concern in "Home Invasion," they would actually stand a chance to really work through their issues in a timely manner. But unfortunately for Oliver, Diggle, and Felicity, they will also have to deal with a new villain that presents a challenge they’ve never faced before. Angel alum J. August Richards makes his debut tonight as Mr. Blank, an assassin who Richards doesn’t like to define in such black-and-white terms. "You call him a villain but I don’t think he sees himself that way, nor do I see him that way," Richards tells "He sees himself as a businessman who’s been hired to do a service. And beyond that, he has no sort of judgment behind it or not. He is an assassin who is brought in to keep a few witnesses quiet and he is very serious about what he does for a living." While any normal assassin wouldn’t present major challenges to Oliver and company, Mr. Blank has a special talent that makes Team Arrow’s job much harder than usual. "He lives his whole life to be invisible so that he can creep out of the shadows to take people out and then creep right back in," Richards reveals. "He’s not easy to track down. He’s a master of disguise without ever changing his costume. That’s how good this guy is." And what’s scarier than his talent for disappearing is his "dead in the eyes" personality. "This character has no empathy for people at all. He might understand human emotions but he doesn’t understand yours or how you’re feeling. That doesn’t even cross his radar," Richards explains. "However, he is one of those people that can read the emotional temperature of a room easily. He is very connected to spaces and the emotional temperature of rooms, but not to people at all. I call him a sociopathic Nate Berkus." With his sociopathic nature and penchant for hiding, it sounds like Mr. Blank will present challenges both to Oliver and Felicity. "He’s a villain like I don’t think we have ever seen before," Richards teases. "He creeps in and out of places innocuously and I think that makes it very difficult for Oliver to spot him. And who says that Oliver does stop him?" On that ominious note, we’re left to wonder if we’ll see more of Richards’ Mr. Blank in the future… perhaps Season 2? "I don’t know [about being back]. I think we’ll have to wait and see," Richards teases. "But I will say this: I had an absolute ball working on the show. I love the crew, the cast, and it was an amazing experience." One character we know for sure we’ll be seeing more of is Felicity, thanks to her promotion to series regular. Rickards was  "elated" when she heard the news she would be sticking around Arrow in a larger capacity. "It’s huge news for me and for Felicity. I get to spend more time with her and more time with this awesome cast that I’ve become really good friends with," Rickards says. "If I had to say goodbye to Felicity that would be heartbreaking." Saying goodbye to Felicity would be heartbreaking for fans as well, thanks to the dedicated army of "Olicity" shippers hoping to see Oliver and Felicity get together romantically. "She’s got this hunk of a superhero on her hands. That’s kind of the dream," Rickards says. "I think what the audience really loves is the tension. Felicity does too. That’s a natural thing for her. But I don’t know, I’m not the writers! I don’t even think they know where it’s going to go. They just burn through storyline like crazy." While Rickards may not be able to predict if/when Olicity might happen, she does understand the why fans are so connected to the pairing of Oliver and Felicity. "I think what we do get to see is her admiration for Oliver and his admiration for her and their love for each other," Rickards explains. "The more you get to know someone on that level, the more connected you are to them. And the friendship keeps growing, that family-like feeling, that love-like feeling between her and Diggle, her and Oliver, and Oliver and Diggle." Tune in to see that friendship between Oliver, Diggle, and Felicity tested when Deadshot and Mr. Blank enter the scene on Arrow tonight at 8 PM ET/PT on The CW. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum More:'Arrow' Star Stephen Amell Previews Olicity Overload'Arrow' Season 2 Scoop: Will Seth Gabel's The Count Return?'Arrow' Star Celina Jade Teases Kicking Oliver's A** and (Maybe) Stealing His Heart 'Arrow' Post Mortem: The Cast and Producers Reveal Dark Days Ahead  From Our Partners50 Worst Celeb Mugshot Fails (vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • 'DWTS' Week 5: Why Louis van Amstel Isn't Worried for Andy Dick (Despite His Low Scores)
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Apr 22, 2013
      Another one bit the dust last week as comedian and struggling dancer D.L. Hughley was eliminated from Dancing With the Stars, though it was a close call for Andy Dick who tied with Hughley for the lowest scores of the week. "Andy Dick has such a charming way about him and a humbleness that you just cannot deny," DWTS pro dancer Louis van Amstel tells "D.L., a lot of people didn’t like him because of Week 2, but he did have a lot of really funny one-liners." Those one-liners didn’t help Hughley stay on DWTS, much to Victor Ortiz’s relief, since van Amstel was worried for the athlete. "It was definitely a toss-up between Victor and D.L. [being eliminated]," van Amstel says. "I thought there was a lot of standing around on Victor’s side [last week]. But what makes him look better is that his demeanor has changed. He’s pulled back and isn’t that harsh guy anymore. He comes across a little better. But his dancing was the same." One contestant who did improve his dancing was Jacoby Jones, though according to van Amstel there were a few technical things wrong with his jive. "In jive, you should not point or flex your feet. What I find so wrong is that people at home are being educated wrong about the jive kick," van Amstel says. "In jive, your ankles should be relaxed. I’m being very technical here but Jacoby flexed his feet way too much. But was it bad? No, it was great. Last week I had him in my top four and now he’s in top three." Another technicality van Amstel wants to clarify is that while Sean Lowe delivered a great performance, his quickstep was lacking in some important aspects. "Sean improved in terms of the judges comments but that doesn’t mean he improved from last week," van Amstel says. "He had high energy but when it comes to the quickstep, the top has to be cool, calm, and collected, while the feet go 90 miles an hour. And the pair has to stay connected, but they were all over the place. Was it a great performance? Yes. Was it a great quickstep? Questionable. The thing is, I’m looking at this from a professional perspective, but the people at home are just looking at was it entertaining? And it was." The one dance that was both entertaining and technically perfect was Zendaya’s performance that earned the first (and second!) 10 of the season. "It was beautiful, it was gorgeous, it was hot, sexy, best one of the night," van Amstel says. "I expected a 10 and it came twice! She is stealing the show, how amazing is that? And she lives up to the expectations." Tune in tonight to see the remaining contestants dance in teams captained by Zendaya and Kellie Pickler to performances by the legendary Stevie Wonder. "It’s an honor to have Stevie Wonder come and sing," van Amstel says. "Plus, it’s not just them dancing to Stevie Wonder songs, he is going to be there performing so that’s really nice. It’s like a concert. Isn’t that something?" Tune in to Dancing With the Stars on Mondays at 8 PM ET/PT, and Tuesdays at 9 PM ET/PT on ABC. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum More:'DWTS' Week 4: Aly Raisman 'Surprised' Louis van Amstel'DWTS' Week 3: Louis van Amstel Thinks Victor Ortiz 'Redeemed Himself' 'DWTS' Week 2: Louis van Amstel is 'Worried for D.L.' Hughley'DWTS' Week 1: Louis van Amstel Weighs In on the Best (And Worst) Pairs  From Our PartnersStars Pose Naked for 'Allure' (Celebuzz)Which Game of Thrones Actor Looks Least Like His Character? (Vulture)
  • 'Revolution' Star Tracy Spiridakos Reveals 'It's an Uphill Climb for the Rebels'
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Apr 22, 2013
      We've waited a week longer than we planned to see tonight's all-new Revolution since NBC preempted the hour last week in light of the tragic Boston Marathon bombings, and "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" is worth the wait. Get ready to see a whole different world than what we - and Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) - have been used to since the power went out. "We get to see the Georgia Republic, and that’s a different world that we haven’t dabbled into," Spiridakos tells "It’s a very different place than the Monroe Republic. That’s what we wanted to go for, just to see the difference between the Monroe Republic and that’s not the way that the entire earth is. Everybody’s developed in their own ways and there’s reasons for it." Tonight is also the beginning of Charlie's journey without her mother since they said goodbye, not knowing if they'll see each other again. "Charlie’s used to not being with her mom. She got her mom back and she leaves again, that’s just what she knows," Spiridakos says. "I think it’s a bit heartbreaking the way that it’s left off, that she’ll never see her again and she doesn’t even get to have any hope that she’ll ever see her again. But Charlie’s tough enough at this point to just be able to pick it up and move forward with it with all these experiences that she’s had." Charlie won't be completely alone - she's got Miles with her as she makes her way to the Georgia Republic. "She and Miles have grown to be very close," Spiridakos says. "We help each other out. There’s one episode specifically where one of them goes to a darker side and the other is the one to pull them back, so they very much rely on each other. They appreciate and respect each other and that’s a huge thing." That's certainly a big change from earlier this season when Miles and Charlie first started out. "For a long time, Charlie was just the little one running at his heels, trying to get Danny back, without really understanding the other things that were involved in it," Spiridakos says. "Now that she knows more and has experienced more, they’re at a place where they’re more peers than anything. They’re equal, and he respects her and she respects him."  Miles and Charlie certainly understand each other better now, especially considering Charlie's recent thirst for revenge on Monroe since the death of her brother. "Right now, she’s still fighting for revenge. She wants to get back at Monroe," Spiridakos says. "Her journey will evolve and she’ll go to different places. The grieving process is a funny thing and she’ll go through different stages. The big question for her is will she be able to hang on to her heart and her morals throughout it all or will she lose that going forward. When there’s an opportunity to jump into the revenge spot she will take it at any point in time without asking questions." That's a tricky situation to be in, since Monroe is a dangerous man with dangerous plans. "Monroe’s got power and we don’t, so the stakes are automatically way higher," Spiridakos says. "But the stakes are always high. It’s always a life or death situation, and Monroe has more over us than we have over him. It’s always going to be an uphill climb for the rebels." While the rebels are making their way to the Georgia Republic to seek help against Monroe, Rachel and Aaron are on their way to the mysterious tower to try and turn the power back on for everyone. "We’ll see more of Rachel and Aaron’s journey and what’s going on with them," Spiridakos says. And as for Aaron's long-lost wife that he left back when the power first went off, get ready to see her reunited with him in present day. "It is soon. I love that story," Spiridakos says. "Someone said that it was such a coward thing of him to leave his wife. But I think that when you love somebody enough, sometimes you make choices that you think is the best choice for them, whereas an outsider has a very different opinion. I think that Aaron very much loves Priscilla and made that choice to leave her for her own good, feeling that he was holding her back. I’m excited to see that play out." Revolution airs on Mondays at 10 PM ET/PT on NBC. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum More:'Revolution' Star Tracy Spiridakos is Happy NBC Postponed This Week's Episode'Revolution': We'll Find Out Why the Power Went Out 'Shockingly Soon'The Ultimate Journey for Revenge on 'Revolution'  From Our PartnersStars Pose Naked for 'Allure' (Celebuzz)Which Game of Thrones Actor Looks Least Like His Character? (Vulture)
  • 'Beauty and the Beast' Executive Producer Reveals Shocking Finale Twist
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Apr 18, 2013
      Going weeks at a time without Beauty and the Beast is hard enough. But when we’re left with a cliffhanger as juicy as Evan witnessing Cat kissing Vincent, then Vincent jumping off her roof, revealing himself to be the cross-species DNA beast killer the police have been searching for? The wait is downright torturous! Good news for all BATB fans: the drama returns tonight with an all-new episode, "Heart of Darkness," and according to executive producer Jennifer Levin, we won’t be left hanging much longer. "Evan goes straight to Muirfield and lets them know, 'I know where this guy is,'" Levin reveals to "He exposes Vincent right away." But the strange thing is that Evan doesn’t expose Vincent for malicious reasons. "He hopes to protect Cat," Levin says. "He obviously knows that Catherine is in love with this guy but he thinks that [Vincent] is a force of evil. And he also hopes to get Cat. He’s jealous." We wouldn’t hold our breath for a relationship with Cat if we were Evan, however: Cat won’t be feeling too warm towards her work friend after his actions lead to Muirfield successfully capturing Vincent. That’s right, we said capture — not kill. Vincent’s life won’t be in danger, contrary to what he and Cat have always thought. "There’s more that they can learn from him by studying him, since he survived out there for a long time," Levin explains. "We get to see inside Muirfield. We get to learn about what they’re up to, and [we learn] that they’re active... It’s not just about cleaning up the past. So perhaps Vincent could help them in their active endeavors." We can’t reveal what those active endeavors are (or else the powers-that-be at The CW would transform into a beast of their own and come after us!), but believe us when we say that you won’t see this twist coming. We can tell you that you’ll find out this shocking secret before the finale, and that plot is what will drive the story going forward (hopefully into Season 2, if BATB gets a renewal). If that was too vague for you, here’s something scoop-worthy that is more definitive: there may be redemption in store for Evan, even after his big mistake tonight leads Muirfield to Vincent. "He is going to have to do something drastic when he realizes that maybe that was the wrong move," Levin says. One character who has already been redeemed is Tess, now that she knows the truth about Vincent. "Tess and Cat are at a good spot moving forward," Levin says. "Tess now knows why and understands why Cat has done what she’s done. Now Tess is going to be brought in to help with whatever Vincent and Cat need to deal with." That’s right: Tess is now a part of Team Beast!  Though her relationship with Cat is on good terms, Tess’s relationship with Joe is another story. Her secret love tryst with her boss is about to hit some bumpy road. "They’re going to have to make a choice soon. He’s her superior and they’re having a relationship," Levin reveals. "At some point in the next couple of episodes someone catches wind of it, so they have a big choice to make. Is she going to stay there, is she going to leave, what are they going to do? How are they going to deal with this?" Make sure you tune in tonight to watch all the drama unfold when BATB airs at 9 PM ET/PT on The CW.  Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum More:'Beauty and the Beast' Star Promises Resolution to Last Week's Adrenaline-Fueled CliffhangerSendhil Ramamurthy's 'Beauty and the Beast' Debut 'Ruffles a Lot of Feathers''Beauty and the Beast' Executive Producer Talks Cat/Vincent Romance  From Our PartnersStars Pose Naked for 'Allure' (Celebuzz)Which Game of Thrones Actor Looks Least Like His Character? (Vulture)
  • Patton Oswalt Shares Beautiful Thoughts In Wake of Boston Marathon Tragedy
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Apr 15, 2013
      In light of Monday's horrible Boston Marathon tragedy in which bombs were detonated at the finish line of the race, one celebrity took to his Facebook to share some truly beautiful words in a dark time. Patton Oswalt posted a heartwarming message, which you can read in full below (warning: some graphic language). We couldn't have put it any better ourselves: "Boston. Fucking horrible. I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, 'Well, I've had it with humanity.' But I was wrong. I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.  But here's what I DO know. If it's one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we're lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they're pointed towards darkness. But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We'd have eaten ourselves alive long ago.  So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, 'The good outnumber you, and we always will.'" Oswalt also tweeted out a quote from Fred Rogers:   "Look for the helpers. You'll always find people who are helping." -- Fred Rogers, on what to do when scary things are on the news #boston — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 15, 2013 Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum More:Boston Marathon Tragedy: How to HelpBoston Celebs React to Boston Marathon Blasts on Twitter President Obama on Boston Marathon Bombing: Those Respsonsible Will 'Feel the Full Weight of Justice' From Our PartnersJessica Alba Bikinis in St. Barts (Celebuzz)Which Game of Thrones Actor Looks Least Like His On-Screen Character? (Vulture)
  • So You Think You're a Hipster: 12 Wackiest Looks at Coachella 2013
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Apr 15, 2013
    This past weekend, thousands of young, beautiful people flocked to the desert town of Indio, CA for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival — the first of two weekends dedicated to all things indie, expressive, and cool. While festival-goers enjoyed some fun in the sun and performances by Blur, The Stone Roses, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pretty Lights, and Postal Service to name just a few, many an attendee took it upon themselves to rock the wackiest, most hipster incarnations of hippie fashion we've ever seen. And oftentimes, the kookiest of them all were the celebrities in attendance. Check out our gallery below to see all the crazy Coachella celebrity fashion from the likes of the Jonas Brothers, Katy Perry, Vanessa Hudgens, Julianne Hough, Paris Hilton, and more: Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum More:Coachella 2013 Lineup Finally Revealed... Yay?Tupac at Coachella: The Greatest Holograms in History From Our Partners:Eva Longoria Bikinis on Spring Break (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
  • 'DWTS' Week 4: Aly Raisman's Emotionality 'Surprised' Louis van Amstel
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Apr 15, 2013
      In a week full of emotionally charged dances about the best year of the celebrities’ lives on Dancing With the Stars, one star shined brighter than she had all season. Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman stepped up her game physically, and for the first time emotionally, at the meaningful challenge. “I’ll be honest with you — Aly was good, not great, Week 1, 2, and 3," DWTS pro dancer Louis van Amstel tells "But last Monday she was phenomenal. And she wasn’t even over-the-top emotional. She was true, she was honest, and vulnerable. It was perfect. Those three 9’s were absolutely deserved.” The other star of the night according to van Amstel was Andy Dick, whose waltz was a tribute to his recovering relationship with his daughter. “Everybody can see he’s not a dancer," van Amstel says. "He has some awkward movements, and even his waltz dancing-wise had some awkward moments — but he does commit to it. But [with] just his story alone, I would have given him an 8. Is that right? No, because it’s a dance show and you have to judge on dancing, but I am just so happy he’s still in the competition. And his daughter was there, very supportive and happy for him.” Dick’s story really struck a cord with van Amstel emotionally. “I have had my own [parenal] experiences, so for me to see the relationship between his daughter and him restored was amazing,” van Amstel says. “I’m so happy for him.” And while Lisa Vanderpump was eliminated last week after suffering from some health issues, van Amstel thinks it’s for the best. “I really feel for Lisa, and I really hope that she’s okay now," he says. "But the woman has so much on her plate. She owns two restaurants, she’s on two reality shows plus DWTS, and at one point your health starts staying you have to stop. Her elimination was a message. I really hope Lisa is feeling better because in the end health is more important than winning the Mirrorball trophy.” Additionally, one celebrity that surprised van Amstel with improvement was Ingo Rademacher. “Ingo’s Viennese waltz was great, and was such an improvement from last week’s,” van Amstel says. This week, fan-favorite pro dancers are returning to DWTS to dance alongside the couples in "Len's Side-By-Side Challenge," and van Amstel is especially looking forward to their performances. "I’m very excited to see them," van Amstel says. "They are some of the top pros in the country ,so it’s time for them to show [the contestants] how it’s done. And they will!" Tune in to Dancing With the Stars on Mondays at 8 PM ET/PT, and Tuesdays at 9 PM ET/PT on ABC. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum More:'DWTS' Week 3: Loius van Amstel Thinks Victor Ortiz 'Redeemed Himself''DWTS' Week 2: Louis van Amstel is 'Worried for D.L.' Hughely'DWTS' Week 1: Louis van Amstel Weighs In On the Best (and Worst) Pairs From Our PartnersJessica Alba Bikinis in St. Barts (Celebuzz)Which Game of Thrones Actor Looks Least Like His On-Screen Character? (Vulture)
  • MTV Movie Awards 2013: The Best and Worst Moments — GALLERY
    By: Sydney Bucksbaum Apr 15, 2013
    With Rebel Wilson as host of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, audiences can expect a show with a few jokes about body image, Australia, and, of course, the comedienne's vagina. But when such jokes take over the entire night? It's a little hard to pick out some genuinely good moments. GALLERY: 10 Best (and 10 Worst) Moments at the MTV Movie Awards But we tried anyway! Team sat through the entirely too long — and, at times, painful — awards show on Sunday night to pick out the best and worst moments so you didn't have to! Check out our Best and Worst Moments of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards Gallery above to see all the inappropriate, awkward, cringe-inducing, and the rare amazing moments from Sunday night's show. Follow Sydney on Twitter: @SydneyBucksbaum More:MTV Movie Awards 2013: Check Out All the Winners!When the MTV Movie Awards Agree with the Oscars — INFOGRAPHIC Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and the Best 'Twilight' Kisses from the MTV Movie Awards   From Our Partners:Eva Longoria Bikinis on Spring Break (Celebuzz)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)