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dinsdag 17 januari 2012

Noel Fielding: 'I wouldn't mind being on Doctor Who'

Noel Fielding: 'I wouldn't mind being on Doctor Who'

Noel Fielding has admitted that he is keen to appear in Doctor Who.

The Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy star praised the BBC sci-fi drama in an interview with the Radio Times.

"I wouldn't mind being on Doctor Who," he revealed. "I like the guy who does it at the moment [Matt Smith] and I thought David Tennant was amazing."

He joked: "Next [time] I think we need an androgynous, slightly dippy Doctor who gets everything wrong."

Bill Bailey - Fielding's predecessor on BBC Two panel quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks - played a minor role in the recent Doctor Who Christmas special.

Television host Fern Britton recently admitted her dislike for Doctor Who while filming an episode of the revamped Room 101.

"I think Doctor Who is the most dreary thing," she said. "I hate sci-fi as it's not real, and all these people who are fans think it's real and it's some sort of religion to them."

It has been confirmed that Who stars Karen Gillan (Amy) and Arthur Darvill (Rory) will depart the show mid-way through the next series.

Doctor Who is expected to return to BBC One in late 2012.

New Room 101 starts Friday on BBC

New Room 101 starts Friday on BBC

Last August, it emerged that Frank Skinner had signed up to host the new series of Room 101, taking over from previous presenter Paul Merton.

Fern Britton will appear in the first episode of the new series with Robert Webb and Danny Baker, while future guests include Nick Hewer, Alice Cooper, John Prescott, Gregg Wallace, Larry Lamb, Sarah Millican and Chris Tarrant.

Room 101 returns on Friday at 8.30pm on BBC One.

Celeb Big Brother: Frankie Cocozza dances to Justin Bieber in task

Celeb Big Brother: Frankie Cocozza dances to Justin Bieber in task

Celebrity Big Brother's Frankie Cocozza has swallowed his pride and danced to a Justin Bieber track in this week's 'Minute To Get In It' task.

Cocozza, who was previously outspoken in the house about his dislike for the teenage pop icon, completed the dance challenge with the support of his housemates.

Elton John's Husband Blasts Madonna's Globes Win — But She Doesn't Feel Bad

Elton John's Husband Blasts Madonna's Globes Win — But She Doesn't Feel Bad

Looks like Elton John and Madonna's feud is still going.

After Madonna's "Masterpiece" from W.E., which she directed, beat out John's "Hello, Hello" from Gnomeo & Juliet for Best Original Song at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, John's husband, David Furnish, ripped the Material Girl on his Facebook page.

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"Madonna. Best song???? F**k off!!!" Furnish wrote, according to TMZ. "Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit. Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in its narcissism. And her critisism [sic] of Gaga shows how desperate she really is."

Last week, Madonna accused Lady Gaga — John's duet partner on "Hello, Hello" and the godmother of his and Furnish's son, Zachary — of ripping off her classic track "Express Yourself" with the "reductive" "Born This Way."

Furnish's rant followed John's jab at the pop star earlier in the evening on the red carpet, when John told NBC's Carson Daly that Madonna "doesn't have a f---ing chance of winning tonight." Daly asked if those were "fighting words," and John — whose feud with Madonna started at the 2004 Q Awards, where he mocked her for lip-synching — answered that they were "accurate words."

When Daly told Madonna about John's dig, she quipped, "Was he wearing a dress? ... May the best man win."

After her win, however, Madonna downplayed John's remarks and expressed her hopes for a reconciliation.

"I hope he speaks to me for the next couple of years," she told reporters backstage. "He's been known to get mad at me so I don't know. He's brilliant and I adore him so he'll win another award. I don't feel bad!"

Bachelorette's Kasey Kahl Arrested

Bachelorette's Kasey Kahl Arrested

Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad alum Kasey Kahl was arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct.

Kahl was involved in an incident Sunday morning at a club in Fresno, Calif., TMZ reports, but it's unclear what exactly transpired.

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According to Kahl's booking report, he was arrested and booked about 3 a.m. and was released five and a half hours later.

Kahl, 29, recently wrapped VH1's Relationship Rehab with ex-girlfriend Vienna Girardi, with whom he competed on Bachelor Pad.

Steven Moffat 'has no plans to end Sherlock'

Steven Moffat 'has no plans to end Sherlock'

Sherlock's Steven Moffat has insisted that he has no plans to end the show.

Moffat and series co-creator Mark Gatiss confirmed last night (January 15) that the BBC detective drama will return for a third run.

"We love doing this, this is brilliant fun so [we'll keep going] as long as we can keep Benedict [Cumberbatch] and Martin [Freeman] coming back," he told CultBox.

The writer added that he is keen to eventually explore the later lives of Sherlock (Cumberbatch) and John (Freeman).

"I fondly imagine it'd be nice to stop it for a while and come back and see what they're like in their 40s or 50s," he suggested. "Because normally these two characters are portrayed in their 50s.

"So we're actually at the beginning. It might be interesting in a couple of decades when they come back and [we] see what they're like."

Moffat previously told Digital Spy that future episodes of Sherlock might see John married and living apart from his partner Holmes.

"He and Holmes don't always live together and I think that's become a lazy way of doing Sherlock Holmes - they always live together," he explained.

"They didn't actually and why would they? Nobody flat-shares forever, so there's loads of details we can get in there."

The second series of Sherlock concluded last night, pulling in 7.9m for BBC One.

Celebrity Big Brother housemates to race against clock in latest task

Celebrity Big Brother housemates to race against clock in latest task

Celebrity Big Brother housemates have been set a physically-demanding two-day shopping task.

Titled 'Minute to get in it', a giant clock will time them 60 seconds to gather in specific areas of the house.

Winning a £500 luxury budget if successful, contestants will discover instructions dotted around in the house.

Today, Big Brother will order them to gather in the Diary Room, a wheelie bin full of rubbish, a giant shoe, frozen pyjamas and other problematic spaces.

These scenes will air in Tuesday's Celebrity Big Brother highlights show, which airs from 9pm on Channel 5.

Michael Madsen and Georgia Salpa were revealed as this week's two eviction nominees on Sunday.

Simon Cowell plans 'major' 'Britain's Got Talent' style change

Simon Cowell plans 'major' 'Britain's Got Talent' style change

Simon Cowell has planned a major style change on Britain's Got Talent this year, a report has claimed.

According to the Daily Star, the Syco boss is flying back to the UK this week to speak to judges David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden about their roles on the show.

"Cowell's back and he means business," an insider said.

"The word 'failure' is not in his vocabulary. He will lay down the law."

Cowell, who only appeared on the live shows in 2011, committed to the full 2012 series earlier this month.

Britain's Got Talent suffered a ratings dip last year while Michael McIntyre and David Hasselhoff were in the lineup.

'Blockbusters' to return on Challenge TV, says report

'Blockbusters' to return on Challenge TV, says report

Cult gameshow Blockbusters is to be revived later this year, according to a report.

The Sun claims that the classic format, previously hosted by the late Bob Holness, has been given a 40-episode order by TalkBack Thames.

BSkyB-owned channel Challenge TV, which is currently broadcasting old episodes of the programme, will air the batch of new editions.

While no presenter has yet been announced, it has already been revealed that the revamp will feature over-18s instead of school students.

This could be the show's third revival, after BBC Two brought it back with Michael Aspel in 1997, and Liza Tarbuck hosted a Sky1-led resurrection in 2000.

Holness, who passed away peacefully on January 6 at the age of 83, fronted Blockbusters' original run on ITV between 1983 and 1994.

Olly Murs: 'I'll probably return to The Xtra Factor'

Olly Murs: 'I'll probably return to The Xtra Factor'

Olly Murs has said that he expects to return to The Xtra Factor this series.

The 'Dance With Me Tonight' singer previously hinted that he would not host a second year of the spinoff as he wants to concentrate on his music career.

"It looks likely I will do The Xtra Factor again," he told The Sun. "But I don't want to do any other TV. I don't want TV to overshadow the music."

The 27-year-old added that although his flirtatious act with co-host Caroline Flack had been "a conscious decision", it wasn't long before a natural attraction built between them.

"It was a conscious decision to play up the 'are they? aren't they?' thing but we got on so well that we flirted with each other anyway," he said. "At the start we flirted a lot and people were talking, but now we've got to the end of the series we're just good mates."

Christine Bleakley almost missed Dancing on Ice due to food poisoning

Christine Bleakley almost missed Dancing on Ice due to food poisoning

Christine Bleakley has revealed that she was almost forced to pull out of Sunday's Dancing on Ice.

The former Daybreak presenter said that she suffered a severe bout of food poisoning after eating an inedible prawn sandwich.

She tweeted on Saturday: "Been in bed with food poisoning. Worst ever. Starting to feel normal again. Need fresh air."

The 32-year-old added on Sunday: "Let's just say I've taken pill precautions today."

Too ill to leave her house on Saturday, the star was forced to cancel her appearance on Irish talkshow Late Late Show.

Bleakley, who presents alongside Phillip Schofield, was announced as the ITV1 reality show's new co-host in November, replacing Holly Willoughby.

Idris Elba loves Golden Globes recognition for 'little show' 'Luther'

Idris Elba loves Golden Globes recognition for 'little show' 'Luther'

Idris Elba has expressed his excitement over his win at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards.

The Luther actor scooped the prize for 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television' for his work in the series at the ceremony held Sunday night in Los Angeles.

"This is great. We made our little show in London, and now we're getting this worldwide recognition of it. Love it," Elba told MTV News.

Elba, who is currently shooting Guillermo Del Toro's monster versus robot film Pacific Rim in Toronto, went on to say that he's having a great time working on such a different project.

"I'm going back tomorrow morning. I've been there for five months. I love it. Guillermo's a genius, and the film we're making is a huge film, bad monster movie and robots and me," he said.

Del Toro recently insisted that Pacific Rim will have the 'finest monsters ever put on film'.

It was recently announced that Luther will return to BBC One in the UK in late 2012.

Celebrity Big Brother Natalie Cassidy: 'Public call me fat'

Celebrity Big Brother Natalie Cassidy: 'Public call me fat'

Natalie Cassidy has claimed that the public often make slurs in front of her face.

Ex-EastEnders actress Cassidy, who played Sonia Jackson in the soap, revealed that she sometimes responds to her critics.

Holding court in the Celebrity Big Brother living room, she said: "'That's the fat bird from EastEnders' - that's all I get."

She added to a visibly amused Gareth Thomas and Denise Welch: "And then I'm really bitchy and go, 'You carry on doing the job - how much do you earn?'"

Celebrity Big Brother continues tomorrow night at 9pm on Channel 5.

'The Vampire Diaries': Matt remains perfect while Klaus and Caroline give us surprise tingles

'The Vampire Diaries': Matt remains perfect while Klaus and Caroline give us surprise tingles

First of all, I'd like to apologize for the extreme lateness of this "Vampire Diaries" recap. In my defense, I was busy on Thursday night -- busy hanging out with Joseph Morgan and getting you all the scoop on the budding Klaus/Caroline romance -- so I'm hoping you'll forgive me just this once!

Hopefully the late recap doesn't imply that I didn't love this episode. In fact, it may rank as my favorite "TVD" episode ever. An unexpected connection, a Stefan/Klaus showdown, and tons of quality time with my fave, Matt Donovan? Count me in.

Previously on "The Vampire Diaries": Damon and Elena totally kissed, and some other stuff happened.

8:00 - Okay, I know all the "Vampire Diaries" fans love a good Damon shower scene, but I can't be the only one who was cracking up as he creepily smiled to himself while hosing down. Who does that? If he'd been humming to himself, or singing, even, I'd have bought it. But the weirdo smirk just made me insanely uncomfortable. He looks so lecherous.

Meanwhile, Elena is spending the morning working up a sweat and "channeling frustration" at her history teacher's bachelor pad. Honestly, these two are lucky that the authorities in Mystic Falls are the worst, otherwise he'd be out of a job and she'd be out of a good-girl-next-door reputation.

Basically, what we derive from these scenes is this: Damon is very pleased with himself. Elena, not so much.

8:03 - Once again, someone is lurking in the witch house while Bonnie tries to do her spells on the coffins. Kat Graham once described the language she chants in as "Plecian" - as in, a made-up Julie Plec vocabulary.

Outside, Damon's spidey sense tingles, just in time for him to take down a hybrid. The guy took so long to vamp-out when he was about to jump Stefan, so Damon had plenty of time to do a little heart-snatching. "Hybrids. Really bringing the neighborhood down," he says.

8:05 - Oh, right, these people sometimes go to school and do normal kid things, though Elena's decoration of Caroline's locker leaves something to be desired. It's interesting to see everyone lying to Elena -- Bonnie, Stefan, and Damon are working together on the whole coffin thing, but they haven't filled her in on what's going on. Eventually, people in this town will have to figure out that leaving someone in the dark "for their own good" never ends well.

Elena tells Bonnie that Jeremy is going to be leaving town. I almost feel like dragging this out another week lessens the impact of it, somehow. It was so powerful and sad in last week's episode, but talking it to death before his actual exit -- and turning it into a weird Elena vs. Bonnie thing -- is making it less painful.

8:06 - Back at the witch house, Damon does the coffin math that we all struggled with, and Stefan stomps around having a revenge temper tantrum. "He does what I say, or I dump his family at the bottom of the ocean!" he says. Damon warns him, "The only way to call someone's bluff, Stefan, is to be willing to lose everything if you're wrong." Unfortunately, Stefan is totally bat-poop crazy at this point, and as far as he's concerned, he has nothing to lose. This will go well.

8:08 - Bonnie not-so-subtly tries to drop a bunch of hints to Jeremy that he was compelled. "That's exactly what Elena said." Fortunately, Jeremy isn't the smartest, and he doesn't get it. I'd be more sympathetic to Bonnie's side of things, but in last week's episode when Damon told Jeremy he was about to compel him, Jeremy didn't even start to protest a little bit. This is what he wants -- basically, by compelling him, they eliminated the guilt he'd feel for ditching his sister, and that's about it.

8:09 - And the music swells for Tyler and Caroline's long-overdue breakup scene. (Honestly, I thought these two broke up after he vervained her at homecoming.) The thing is, Tyler seems to be giving up a little bit too easily, here. It's been a long-running theme on this show -- when it seems like there's no way out of a situation, they always find a loophole. There's got to be something Tyler can do to get rid of the sire bond.

Tyler gives Caroline a charm bracelet for her birthday. It's a little high school (it's got a football helmet on it, you guys) but it's cute -- and very Caroline. (I see an F dangling from the bracelet, but no C. Is the "F" for Forwood? Tyler is such a shipper.)

8:10 - Stefan and Klaus have my favorite relationship on this show. Klaus wants them to be friends so badly, and no matter what Stefan does, it just doesn't get through to Klaus that Stefan hates him. I will say, though, Stefan gets an A+ for that decapitation. The thing is, they've built up these hybrids as a massive threat to the vampires and the town -- Stefan even let Klaus go to keep the hybrids from killing Damon -- but we keep seeing the Salvatores kill the hybrids in really easy ways. I'm not seeing that they're much more threatening than your average vampire, as long as no one gets bitten.

8:16 - MATT! "Except with tequila." I love Matt. I know everyone talks about how boring he is and how he doesn't have a storyline, but moments like this are why he's so essential. He's the guy who Elena called to help Jenna home from the hospital when she walked into a knife, remember? He's important to the characters and in the grand scheme of the show, having the perspective of an outsider looking in on all the madness is important.

I know it's Caroline's birthday and all, but shouldn't Elena be spending some quality time with Jeremy before she sends him away forever? I think Caroline would forgive her that, just this once, particularly because Caroline is being very Eeyoreish about her birthday.

8:17 - Can we take a moment to feel really bad for Tyler? He's all alone. Nobody in town trusts him, his super-hot girlfriend can't be with him anymore, and everyone just seems to have given up. (When Stefan got all Klaus-y, Elena made it her mission to get his humanity back. Nobody's out there fighting for Tyler's soul, though.)

That said, this whole "free will" thing is looking a little shady. Klaus doesn't give up that easily.

8:19 - Funeral party! This town is the weirdest. "You need to say goodbye to your old life so that you can move on with your new one," Elena tells Caroline. I hope there's a deleted scene of everyone singing drunken dirges on the DVD.

It made me smile that even after the last year, Caroline is oddly self-satisfied when Matt calls her a mean girl. "Sometimes, no offense," he adds, because he is Matt and he is perfect.

I love the candle-lighting scene -- when Bonnie uses her powers for fun little things it's so much more charming than when she's trying and failing to open coffins with creepy chants.

8:21 - The council meeting is taking place at a fundraiser to restore Wickery Bridge -- the very bridge where Elena's and Jeremy's parents lost their lives. Meredith makes an appearance at the event, and isn't exactly subtle as she lays into Alaric about vampires. She is a Fell after all -- a card-carrying member of a founding family. "I hate that bridge. My senior prom date dumped me on this bridge," she says. I have to admit, despite the eerie music they're playing, signaling the skeletons in her closet, I really like Meredith already. She can stay. (How convenient that Jeremy leaves just as she arrives. This show is at capacity.)

Klaus makes nice with the mayor, who has, apparently, been filled in on Tyler's new hybrid status, because she barely flinches when Damon reminds her that Klaus is "an immortal hybrid who ruined your son's life." Klaus even agrees to protect Tyler if Stefan stops being a reckless, vengeful jerk. I have to admit, as much as I love bad Stefan, he's gone a little too far at this point. Revenge is a bad reason to put his entire town at risk.

"Get your brother under control or the council will be forced to take action against him," the mayor says. Oh, because the council has done such a good job of "taking action" against bad guys in the past. Come on.

8:28 - Caroline is drunk-texting Tyler. It's her birthday, so she gets a free pass. Meanwhile, Bonnie makes it all about her when she snaps at Elena for getting Jeremy out of town. Even Matt is bored with this storyline.

8:30 - Sheriff Mom is a little more anti-Klaus than the Mayor is, but she still wants Stefan to stand down from his quest for revenge. She's right. I still don't understand what Stefan wants revenge for. He promised Klaus 10 years of servitude and Klaus let him off the hook after just a few months. His girlfriend and his brother still cared about him. Everything that Klaus "took" from Stefan, Stefan can have back, if he stops being such a massive jerk. He should stop making a spectacle of himself and focus on the singular goal of getting that fourth coffin open to kill Klaus.

8:31 - Enter Brian, Meredith's prom date, who seems to think she's in over her head somewhere. They have a bit of a conflict and Alaric steps in, because he still hasn't learned that if he thinks someone's hot, she's probably going to turn into a vampire and die soon.

Brian, it turns out, is the medical examiner, a key player in the council's whole hide-the-vampires game. He warns Alaric that Meredith is a little crazy, but Alaric doesn't take the bait.

Elsewhere, Stefan shows up, grabs a knife, a tries to take out Klaus's new favorite hybrid, who totally looks like a Backstreet Boy. (Actually, this is Daniel Newman, grandson of Paul Newman.)

"To beat the villain, Damon, you have to be the better villain," Stefan hisses. Sigh. Remember when Damon was the villain? The good ol' days.

8:32 - With grouchy Bonnie gone, everyone's back to giggling at the funeral, until Tyler shows up. I like how Matt pulls his whole tough-guy thing, as if Tyler couldn't snap him in half with the flick of a wrist.

"I want her to be happy," Matt says when Elena gives him the poor-you face as Caroline leaves with Tyler. "It's what I want for all of you guys." Listen, you guys, he is just the greatest character ever. When Stefan arrived in town and immediately swept Elena off her feet, Matt was nice to him, even though his heart was broken. When Tyler admitted that he'd fallen for Caroline, Matt didn't stop being his friend. Matt is just the best. He's the one constantly getting left behind as his friends wade deeper and deeper into the supernatural world, but when they need him to bring a bottle of tequila and sing happy birthday, he shows up for them, every time. It's a beautiful thing.

Outside, Caroline and Tyler do that thing you do with your ex when you're drunk and you should know better. (And he drops the L-word! Aww.) In their case, though, it's a little more high-stakes -- he nips her neck, and suddenly realizes that Klaus actually has stripped him of his free will, just in a subtle, Klaus-y kind of way.

To her credit, Caroline immediately realizes that she's been played, and she screams at him to get away from her.

Back at the tomb, Matt and Elena are flirting, laughing, and having fun -- it's a tiny glimpse of what their lives were probably like before Elena's parents died. "We don't have any more drinks and Matt's being haunted by the Fell ghost," she teases him.

Then Stefan swoops in and steals Elena away. Typical.

8:38 - In case I haven't made this abundantly clear: Paul Wesley is so, so good. This season has been an incredible showcase of his talents and the fact that he doesn't get acknowledged alongside Ian Somerhalder when it comes time for awards nominations is a crime.

Stefan and Elena speed down the highway. She panics; he just doesn't care.

Back at the fundraiser, Damon pulls Klaus aside, warning him to give Stefan what he wants. "He's operating on crazy right now," he warns, but Klaus doesn't believe Stefan could bring himself to off Elena.

"Crazy or not, that kind of love never dies," he warns. Twist that knife in Damon's side a little harder, Klaus.

8:40 - Matt brings Caroline home because he's perfect and stuff, and Candice Accola proceeds to break all of our hearts. "I'm sorry mommy," she sobs, hallucinating as she's dying. As much as I adore Caroline, I love when this show does terrible things to her, because Candice just kills the vulnerable, traumatized scenes.

8:40 - Stefan starts the process of turning Elena as he's speeding through town. "I'm going to drive your blood source off Wickery Bridge," he threatens as she screams. If Candice does trauma brilliantly, Nina Dobrev is the winner when it comes to sheer terror.

(As an aside -- they just aired the commercial that congratulates Nina on being the first-ever write-in winner for a People's Choice Award. I'm so glad that the "Vampire Diaries" fans showed up in droves to support Nina when it came to these votes -- she's so deserving of it.)

8:46 - Even with everything that Stefan has done to her, this is the worst. "My parents died going over this bridge," Elena sobs. "I almost died. You knew that. You're the one that saved me." Destroying Klaus is Stefan's priority. It means more to him than Elena's life, than Elena's choices. He was horrified last season when Damon tried to turn Elena, and now he did the same thing to her, complete with an extra dose of insensitivity.

"Destroying Klaus is all I have left," he says. Apparently, he missed the entire first half of the season, when Elena and Damon were falling all over themselves to save him every single day. He hasn't actually lost anything. If he focused his energy on getting his humanity back, Klaus wouldn't have actually stolen anything from him.

And then he abandons her on the bridge. The cherry on top of a fabulous evening, surely.

8:48 - Klaus shows up at Caroline's house. Even though they're far from friends now, Matt knows that Tyler wouldn't have bitten Caroline on his own -- he knows it's Klaus's doing. I'm still a little confused on Klaus's motives here. Did he want an invitation into the Sheriff's house? Did he want to win the Sheriff's favor? Is there something about giving Caroline his blood that benefits him?

And then begins a string of incredible scenes that prove that "The Vampire Diaries" is one of the best shows on television, despite what Nielsen might say.

"Are you going to kill me?" Caroline asks Klaus.

"On your birthday? You really think that low of me?" he asks. Ritualistic sacrifice, altars of blood, mass murder, compulsion, stuffing his family members into boxes for centuries at a time... but dear god, the man would never sink so low as to not respect a birthday. What does she think he is!? A monster!?!?

I love this scene so much. First of all, Candice and Joseph kill every frame of it, creating a connection that I never would've believed could be legit had lesser actors been playing these roles.

Caroline has led a relatively small life. Had she not been turned into a vampire, she probably would have lived and died in Mystic Falls all her life. She'd still be talking about winning Miss Mystic Falls well into her forties, she'd keep her high school yearbooks dusted off and easily accessible for years. She'd have grown up beautiful and boring and that would be it.

And now, thanks to the town's "vampire problem," she's got access to more than that. "Great cities, art, and music," Klaus teases. "Genuine beauty." I never thought I'd want Caroline and Klaus together, but I want Caroline to be the kind of woman who wants an extravagant life -- a life bigger than Mystic Falls. Count me in for Klaroline or whatever we're calling it.

Before we get too excited about it though, I will say that it feels like Tyler is getting written into a corner here. A lot of the most important aspects of his storyline feel like they're being handed over to Klaus, and that bums me out a bit, because I feel like Michael Trevino has really earned his place on this show and having him being written out of many episodes at a time every year is getting old.

8:52 - Damon picked up Elena from the bridge. "I'll survive," she says. Somehow I always do." The "because I am first on the call sheet" is implied, I suppose.

Stefan won this round against Klaus, but at her expense -- and, again, given the relative weakness of the hybrids (how easily Stefan got the jump on Nick Carter back there!) it wasn't worth it.

Damon does defend Stefan, a bit. "I can't help but be a little proud," he says. What Stefan did is probably something Damon would've done a couple seasons back, so I can understand why Damon gets a little thrill out of it. I have a feeling that if Damon had been in that car and seen how devastated and scared Elena was, though, he wouldn't take this side.

And then, finally, they talk about the kiss. "It's right," Damon says. "It's just not right now." I'd agree with that.

While we're talking about the kiss, I wanted to share a fun fact with you guys. Originally, Damon and Elena's first "real" kiss was written in to the end of the "Homecoming" episode.

"We wrote the scene into the last episode before the holidays, and then we took it out and didn't shoot it. We just said 'It's not right yet, it doesn't feel right. They're not ready, they're not in the right place,'" Julie Plec told me this week at a TCA party on Wednesday. "Elena, specifically, wasn't in the right place for that kiss. As it was in ['The New Deal'], there was a 50/50 chance that she'd haul back and slap him in the face, and a 50/50 chance that she'd kiss him back. We needed the kiss to happen when we knew we could hit that 50/50 mark perfectly."

8:56 - Goodbye Jeremy! Honestly, I didn't think that Jeremy was for real leaving until this shot of him looking back at Elena as he left the house. That has "and that was the last we saw of him" written all over it. Word is that while Steven R. McQueen still lives in Atlanta, he hasn't been back on set since filming this episode, and there are no concrete plans to bring him back to the show quite yet. I remain hopeful, though, because while last week's episode was a great one for Jeremy, he didn't get to do anything cool in this week's. It was a total waste of a swan song.

While it was nice to see some closure for him and Bonnie, I really wish we'd seen the goodbye between him and Alaric. Their mentor relationship has been built up since Season 1, and we should have had the emotional payoff in the end.

8:57 - Caroline wakes up, not dead, with a diamond tennis bracelet from Klaus on her nightstand. This guy moves fast. That was their first ever scene together, and now it's diamonds.

I love the contrast between Tyler's gift and Klaus's gift. Tyler's is so high school. It's the kind of thing you love for a while then lose at your first frat party. Klaus's gift is something you keep forever. Particularly when you're immortal.

8:58 - "You're not going to jump, are you?" Matt says, joining Elena at Wickery Bridge, because he's an awesome friend. He's always showing up for people when they need him, this guy.

Of everyone on the show, Matt was most representative of Elena's life before her parents died, and the fact that he's sort of giving her permission to give up the ghost means a lot. "You're not that girl anymore," he says, and it's a powerful moment, because Matt loved that girl. He cried on that girl's shoulder when his sister died.

And then, somehow, he pulls yellow flowers up out of a cement bridge and throws them over the ledge in memory of the Elena who should have died on that bridge over a year ago. See, you guys. Matt makes things blossom out of concrete. He is magical!!

8:59 - At the Mystic Grill, Alaric is sulking over the goodbye scene we didn't get to see, and he and Meredith bond over their mutual love for day-drinking. But meanwhile...

9:00 - TURNS OUT MEREDITH IS CRAZY and probably killed Brian with a stake. Cue music!

TV Tonight 17th of January 2012

TV Tonight 17th of January 2012

The daily list in alphabetical order, of all the new episodes airing.

    112 - på liv och död S05E02: "Del 2 av 36"
    90210 S04E13: "Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot?"
    American Experience S24E02: "Custer's Last Stand"
    Ano Natsu de Matteru S01E02: "Episode 2"
    Another S01E02: "Blueprint"
    Arctic Air S01E02: "All In"
    Bargain Hunt S31E12: "Series 31, Episode 12"
    Bleach (JP) S16E14: "Foe or Friend?! Ginjō's Unseen Heart!"
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    Celebrity Big Brother S09E13: "Series 9, Episode 13"
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    Dance Moms S02E02: "Return of the Candy Apples"
    Days of our Lives S47E48: "Ep. #11758"
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    Extreme Couponing S03E06: "All-Stars: Callie vs. Melissa"
    Fort Boyard - Ultimate Challenge S02E02: "Season 2, Episode 2"
    Frontline (US) S30E06: "Nuclear Aftershocks"
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    Glee S03E10: "Yes/No"
    Got to Dance S03E20: "Series 3, Episode 20"
    Great British Railway Journeys S03E12: "Hartlebury to Great Malvern"
    Hardcore Pawn S05E09: "Dirty Tape"
    Hidden City S01E07: "New Orleans"
    Holby City S14E14: "She's Electric"
    Hollyoaks S18E12: "January 17, 2012"
    Homes Under the Hammer S14E171: "Series 14, Show 171"
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    Hotel cæsar S28E134: "Season 28, Episode 134"
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    Nederland van boven S01E07: "Waar wij wonen"
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    Pointless S05E96: "Series 5, Episode 96"
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    Stargazing Live 'Back to Earth' S01E02: "Episode 2"
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    Storage Wars S02E30: "Operation Hobo"
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    Stromberg S05E08: "Jonas"
    Switched at Birth S01E13: "Self Portrait with a Bandaged Ear"
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    Taboo S08E03: "Extreme Fighting"
    Teen Mom 2 S02E08: "Making Moves"
    Texas Multi Mamas S01E07: "Who Doesn't Like Wine?"
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    The 7pm Project S04E12: "Season 4, Episode 12"
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    Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood S06E07: "Super Sweet 38"
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    Watch What Happens: Live S06E08: "RuPaul and Tabatha Coffey"
    Wereld draait door, De S07E93: "Season 7, Episode 93"
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'Big Bang Theory' sneak peak: Are Leonard and Penny getting back together?

'Big Bang Theory' sneak peak: Are Leonard and Penny getting back together?

Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) have a curious relationship on the nerd comedy "The Big Bang Theory." They date, they break up, they try to be friends. No matter what they try, it always seems to get mucked up. Well, if the preview for Thursday's (Jan. 19) episode is any indication, they're going to do all three in one show.

The promo features Leonard, offering a machismo that is out of character for him, asking Penny out for dinner. The clip then shows a passionate kiss between the two and is followed a despondent Leonard coming home alone.

But fear not fans of Pennard (or is it Lenny?), there is a distinct possibility that some of this might be imagined. The show description states the crew "ponders how everything might change when Leonard offers Penny a spur of the moment invitation to a romantic dinner." So who knows what really happened? One thing is for certain, it can't be any more awkward than when the two went out as friends just a few weeks ago and then proceeded to make each other jealous.

True Blood: 6 Tantalizing Scoops From Season 5

True Blood: 6 Tantalizing Scoops From Season 5

Vampires, shapeshifters and werewolves were among the guests raising a glass to the Golden Globes at HBO’s post-show soiree Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton. We’re talking, of course, about the True Blood cast, several of whom were in a fairly chatty (read: scoopy) mood. Herewith are six of the meatiest, juiciest teases we extracted from them.

1 | Janina Gavankar revealed that “a major thing happens to Luna early in the season, and it’s going to change her life forever.”

2 | The cast learned that Chris Meloni was Bon Temps-bound last month at a table read, news that elicited “gasps” throughout the room, recalled Gavankar. “We’re so excited to have him.”

3 | Alcide’s days of playing Mr. Nice Guy are over. “As you saw at the end of Season 4, he’s not taking anyone’s s— anymore,” said the man-beast’s portrayer, Joe Manganiello. “Now you’re going to see an Alcide who’s going to slam you up against the wall and do his thing. Who doesn’t like being slammed up against the wall, right?” Asked to clarify his use of the word “slam” — i.e. is it a euphemism for, ahem, another s-word — Manganiello cracked a devilish smile and replied, “It could be a fun slam. And it could be an angry slam. You never know?” He then reminded us that, “Alcide is single.”

4 | The latest True Blood script Manganiello read contains “some really fun [Alcide-Sookie] stuff,” he revealed. “Stuff that makes you really nervous… I’m watching my words really carefully.”

5 | Ryan Kwanten hinted that Jason may have bitten off more than he could chew with regard to his romance with Jessica. “As you know, anyone who gets involved with Jason better have her wits about her,” he said. “But I think in this case, it’s Jason who better watch out. The tables have finally turned.”

6 | Where do you go after spending half of Season 4 being raped by a werepanther? “Even that can be topped,” teased Kwanten. “Jason was very lucky to survive; he was down for the count. He has a desire to life. I admire that in a man.”

Gay and Lesbian Critics Name British Drama 'Weekend' Best Film of the Year

Gay and Lesbian Critics Name British Drama 'Weekend' Best Film of the Year

Dorian Awards also given to Meryl Streep for "The Iron Lady" and Michael Fassbender for "Shame."

Andrew Haigh’s Weekend, a British film about the relationship that develops between two men during the course of a brief hook-up, has been named both best film of the year and best LGBT film of the year by the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association.

Announcing the winners of its Dorian Awards on Monday, GALECA, which is made up of 50 critics and entertainment journalists, also singled out Meryl Streep for film performance of the year for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, and Michael Fassbender, who earned the "We’re Wilde About You Rising Star of the Year" prize for his performance as a sex addict in Shame.

50/50, the cancer comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt was named "Unsung Film" of the year, while David Weissman and Bill Weber's documentary We Were Here, about how AIDS affected San Francisco in the '80s, took two awards – best documentary and best LGBT documentary.

American Horror Story and Modern Family were selected best TV drama and TV comedy respectively. Modern Family also earned kudos as best LGBT-themed TV show of the year.

Awards for campiest film and TV show of the year, whether intentional or not, were given to The Muppets movie and ABC's Revenge.

In other categories: Glee and Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour tied for TV musical program of the year; Jessica Lange’s turn in American Horror Story, for which the actress also won a Golden Globe, was hailed as TV performance of the year; ABC’s sitcom Suburgatory was chosed "Unsung TV Show"; Kathy Griffin was proclaimed “Wilde Wit of the Year”; and Betty White was recognized with a “Timeless Star” award.

NFL Star's Televised Joke Becomes Heated Trademark Dispute

NFL Star's Televised Joke Becomes Heated Trademark Dispute

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs' failure to game-plan an odd TV moment that soon became an Internet meme has got his lawyers scrambling.

As most football fans know, the opening sequences of a game tend to make for cheesy TV flourishes. One of the more pompous acts of pageantry is when each starting member of an NFL team introduces himself by name and the university he attended.

On Nov. 6, during NBC's telecast of a Sunday night match-up between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers, linebacker Terrell Suggs took this moment to a whole new level of absurdity by introducing his name as "Sizzle" and citing his alma mater as "Ball So Hard University."

Pretty funny, but Suggs' failure to game-plan the moment with a lawyer has now become a scramble to recover the trademark.

Within a few days of the telecast, an entrepreneur named Brian Bussells applied for a trademark on "Ball So Hard University" so he could use the mark on T-shirts and other apparel. About 10 days later, Suggs, who actually attended Arizona State University, attempted his own trademark registration.

Now, the two are fighting over who gets to use "Ball So Hard."

Suggs is president and CEO of Team Sizzle Worldwide, an independent film company based in Baltimore, Maryland, which has made five low-budget movies to date. He's also offering licensed "Ball So Hard" merchandise and has a Facebook page too.

After Team Sizzle registered a trademark, the company's lawyer sent a cease-and-desist letter to Bussells, who is also selling merchandise at

The legal notice says that use of the mark is false and misleading, creates confusion, and also violates Suggs' rights of publicity.

Suggs' menacing legal maneuvers have caused others selling "Balls So Hard" apparel to back down, but not yet Bussells. What's going in Bussells' favor is that he got to the trademark office first and Suggs might not have been the first to use the mark in commerce.

That honor seems to be enjoyed by Kanye West and Jay-Z, who rapped about how they "ball so hard" on their joint album released last year.

Suggs has acknowledged the inspiration, but he did take the joke further than the hip-hop superstars did by transforming it into a university, no matter BSHU's low standards of admission.

If a lawsuit is filed, Suggs probably won't find it convenient that he lives in Maryland, which doesn't have an explicit publicity rights law on its books. One Maryland lawyer suggests that Suggs could instead use privacy laws to sue, but that Suggs will need to show that his persona is identifiable by use of "Balls So Hard" and that his peace of mind and dignity were damaged by the exploitation.

'Alcatraz' Premiere: What the Critics Are Saying

'Alcatraz' Premiere: What the Critics Are Saying

The setting for J.J. Abrams' new Fox series inspires initial enthusiasm among reviewers, but some fear the series can't deliver on the legendary prison island's promise.

Fox debuts the two-hour season opener for Alcatraz, its new thriller from Lost executive producer J.J. Abrams on Monday. Based on the legendary island prison near San Francisco, the series imagines that all of the occupants – prisoners, guards, etc. – disappeared in the early-sixties when the prison closed, but now the convicts are returning to wreak havoc once again.

The Hollywood Reporter's chief TV critic, Tim Goodman, expressed an initial excitement for the series’ premise, but says it doesn’t yet live up to the expectations generated from what could conceivably be a good show.

“Something’s amiss,” Goodman points out. “For starters, Alcatraz is another one of those series you want to love but end up liking, and even then with some caveats. Meaning, it’s not yet fully realized, and the first two episodes (shown together tonight) hook you with the premise – Alcatraz! Prisoners! Unexplained phenomena! – but go about the rest of it in a plodding fashion.”

New York Times critic Neil Genzlinger took a decidedly more enthusiastic take on the series calling its procedural meets supernatural themes an “appealing concoction.” “That combination and tasty casting make Alcatraz a spunky upgrade over the collection of interchangeable police procedurals clogging the television schedule,” he writes.

He also credits Lost alum Jorge Garcia, who plays an Alcatraz expert and comic book enthusiast, with making the series’ character interplay “click.” “Mr. Garcia enlivens every scene he’s in and provides droll humor as well,” he writes.

While a bit more reserved than Genzlinger, L.A. Times critic Mary McNamara is also quite taken with the Lost EP’s new project. “Abrams is a writer who has, in the past, chosen mood over coherent story, with mixed results,” she writes.

“If the first season of his Fringe had as strong a narrative sense as it does now, it probably would not be struggling so much in the ratings,” she continues. “Here he has both — mood galore and a premise strong enough to not only sire a great pilot but to sustain a solid series.”

McNamara does reserve some judgment. She finds that lead Sarah Jones, who plays homicide detective Rebecca Madsen, may be too green for the part and has a hard time going up against Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), who plays a government agent who knows more than he admits. And she fears that the finite space provided by the island may limit its action.

“Undoubtedly, Alcatraz is among the best the midseason has to offer,” she says. “And though it may whip like the TARDIS through the outer reaches of time and believability, Abrams wisely included a procedural element to sustain it.”

Swinging to the other side of the critical pendulum, New York Magazine’s Matt Zoller Seitz says he found the “two-hour premiere so listless that I’m having a hard time mustering the energy to pan it. And the second episode is only a slight improvement.”

Seitz isn’t sure that the series’ use of the prison island turned tourist attraction lives up to its legacy. “The place has such a rich history — one that has already been alluded to in such films as Birdman of Alcatraz and Escape From Alcatraz,” he writes.

“I’m not yet convinced that it should be reduced to a mere backdrop for sci-fi mythologizing by remnants of the Lost writers room and cast,” he continues. “But we’ll see.”

Seitz sees some very difficult hurdles before he could even consider its serial meets procedural brand of storytelling. “The show is clearly trying to split the difference between long-form serial storytelling and weekly one-off stories that might engage casual viewers,” he says. “But the characters are so TV cute (and in some cases TV pretty) and the storytelling so mechanical, that I couldn’t give myself over to it either way.”

Golden Globes crown new galaxy of new TV stars

Golden Globes crown new galaxy of new TV stars

The Golden Globes crowned a new galaxy of television stars on Sunday, honoring a slew of shows in their first season and leaving old favorites out in the cold

Psychological thriller "Homeland," which premiered on cable channel Showtime in October, won best TV drama series and best actress for Claire Danes in her role as a suspicious bi-polar CIA agent tracking a possible home-grown terrorist.

"It feels completely unreal. The shows were so amazing this year and (given) the work done in TV these days, to have won the award is just beyond belief," Howard Gordon, co-producer of the tense post September 11 drama, told reporters backstage.

Only "Modern Family" retained its Golden Globe trophy from last year. The ABC mockumentary beat off challenges from Fox's "New Girl" and previous favorite "Glee" to win best TV comedy series for a second consecutive year.

But the absence of AMC critical darling "Mad Men", off the air in 2011 and ineligible because of a contract dispute, threw the drama categories wide open.

Former "Frasier" actor Kelsey Grammer, in a new guise as ruthless mayor in the dark Starz drama "Boss", took home the best drama actor trophy, and Jessica Lange was honored for her supporting role as a disturbed neighbor in the FX haunted house saga "American Horror Story."

"It's really, really flattering. We have taken note of the fact we got a lot of attention right out of the gate," Grammer told reporters afterward.

Peter Dinklage, who plays a scheming dwarf in HBO's freshman fantasy series "Game of Thrones," won best supporting actor, while Idris Elba was a new face on the winner's podium for BBC America detective mini-series "Luther".

But the Golden Globes also shone the light on new comedies.

Matt LeBlanc won the Golden Globe he never took home for his long-running role as the philandering Joey on "Friends." LeBlanc was honored for playing a version of Joey in the TV industry satire "Episodes."

"They wrote a Matt LeBlanc who, to be honest, is way more interesting than the real thing. I wish I were him," said LeBlanc, whose competition included "30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin.

Laura Dern was a surprise best comedy actress winner for HBO's little-watched "Enlightened," while Britain's "Downton Abbey" and its tale of an aristocratic family and their servants in the 1930s was a popular winner of best TV mini-series.

The Golden Globes were bad news for network television. "Modern Family" was the only show from one of the four main free to view U.S. networks, with cable shows and actors picking up every other honor.

Twitter Beats Ricky Gervais in Golden Globes Snark-Off

Twitter Beats Ricky Gervais in Golden Globes Snark-Off

By most appraisals, Ricky Gervais' third (and, according to him, final) turn as Golden Globe Awards host Sunday night wasn't nearly so rife with cutting humor as his controversial stint at the podium last year.

Luckily, those who were jonesing for the kind of snark-infested waters that made last year's Golden Globes such a buzz-generator had Twitter to turn to.

Also read: Ricky Gervais Gives Globes Nothing to Complain About -- Except a Sedate Show

As Gervais floated through a tepid awards ceremony with his sense of humor tied behind his back for most of the show, the Twitter-verse compensated for the laugh deficit with its own biting one-liners.

The target of most of the barbs? Gervais himself, who clearly fell short of expectations as far as the Twitter community was concerned.

"I know 2 Globes that didn't show up: Ricky Gervais' BALLS!" one tweeter fumed. "Not rude enough!" (In the sober light of day, however, the same user tempered her appraisal, writing, "I feel like I have to say that I love @rickygervais. Because I do. There. That was for me.")

Another Twit-izen cracked wise about Gervais Madonna's saucy back-and-forth during the show -- and the Michigan-born "Material Girl" singer's bogus English accent.

"How about Madonna and Ricky Gervais getting into it at the #GoldenGlobes?," he wrote. "I love when middle-age British people get cheeky."

Another Tweeter -- this one from Gervais' homeland of Britain -- wished Gervais well, though for entirely mean-spirited reasons.

"Glad Ricky Gervais is a success in USA," he wrote. "He might stay there."

Before the ceremony even began, Danny Zuker -- executive producer of "Modern Family," the sole network offering to take home an award Sunday night -- hinted at impending disappointment.

"Based on the hype I'll be disappointed if Ricky Gervais does anything less than urinate on a table of movie stars," Zuker offered.

Though Gervais' hosting stint seemed to go over about as well as Lana del Rey's "Saturday Night Live" appearance, not all of the slings and arrows were directed his way. Comedian and "I Love the... " mainstay Michael Ian Black took a swipe at "In the Land of Blood and Honey" director Angelina Jolie with the question, "How long does it take for Angelina Jolie's makeup team to paint on human skin?"

Zuker also took time out to take a dig at the host of NBC's "The Voice," opining, "Standing next to Carson Daly is a great way to seem interesting."

Mike Byhoff, producer for Yahoo's Trending Now, took note of the show's overall sluggishness -- and the scene-stealing turn by Uggie, the pooch from "The Artist" -- writing,

"This Golden Globes was so riveting it will go down as "the one with the dog on stage."

As for Gervais himself, he fired up his Twitter account to bid adieu to Los Angeles, after angering Justin Bieber fans during Sunday night's telecast. (Cracking wise about the "Baby" singer's paternity almost-scandal, Gervais said, "The only way he could have impregnated a girl was if he borrowed one of Martha Stewart's old turkey basters."

"Getting out of town now. Bieber fans aren't happy with me. That's some scary shit. Ha ha. Bye LA. hello NY!" Gervais said.

Judging from the Twitter reaction to his Globes performance, tween-age Bieber enthusiasts weren't the only ones disappointed with him.

'Real Housewives of Atlanta': Moose Hunting in Africa?

'Real Housewives of Atlanta': Moose Hunting in Africa?

Kim’s got a gun. NeNe’s got a new pair of shoes. Kandi’s got gossip. Phaedra’s got a trip planned. Cynthia’s got bangs that stop at her hairline.

And Mama Joyce had a plan to break the tense silence between NeNe and Kim.

Fueled by liquid courage she didn’t know she was drinking, Kandi’s mom was intent on reconciling the friendship neither woman cared to have anymore. Both NeNe and Kim managed strained hellos, but the conversation went no further. It was awkward, it was uncomfortable, and soon enough it was thankfully over.

Reconciliation, however, did occur between Apollo and Peter when the “odd couples” met for dinner. No formal apologies were made, but the men were cordial while the ladies discussed a possible girls trip to Africa. Cynthia raved about her time in South Africa when Phaedra mentioned the voyage. But the excitement stopped there.

NeNe was not going to Africa. She told Cynthia she wouldn’t go to a trashcan with them. Prompting Sheree’s only real contribution to this episode, “I don’t think the b**** has ever been abroad. I don’t think she has any stamps on her passport. Get some damn culture!”

Sheree is the only true adversary NeNe would have to deal with on their safari. Kim, a beautiful black woman according to Mama Joyce, is not interested in visiting her roots.

Kim has found a new passion, moose hunting. Kroy bought her a pink gun and the next time a moose, NeNe, tries to pull her wig off ...

NeNe is opening a new lounge with a financial backer named John who loves to buy her designer shoes whose names she can’t pronounce. Too busy pulling money out of his bank account to pull wigs, NeNe has found her a Big Poppa. Although, she chooses to call him Mr. Big because it allows her to pretend her behavior is unlike that of her nemesis Kim.

Meanwhile back in Africa, Phaedra called an African chief, took an African dance class, visited an African museum, bought some African earrings, made some African porridge, donned an African Kente cloth….

We get it! You’re going to Africa!

And guess who else decided to go to Africa? And bring a criminal turned socialite with her?

Her name begins with a Ne and ends with a Ne.

Rose, Kim’s palm reader, offered a sage observation, “As we get older we find we don’t need a lot of friends.”

Yes Rose, but you do need many enemies if you’re on a reality show, and now that Kandi’s filled Phaedra in on Marlo’s felonious proclivities with plans of using the tidbit as ammunition in their next altercation, we’ll have more feuds brewing under the hot sun of Africa. Africa. Africa.

Betty White's 90th Birthday Gift: A Marriage Proposal

Betty White's 90th Birthday Gift: A Marriage Proposal

Singing, dancing, a plethora of aging jokes and a lineup of celebrity guests pepper NBC's televised birthday bash for "Golden Girls" and "Hot in Cleveland" star Betty White Monday.

But the Emmy winner also gets a surprise marriage proposal -- and responds with a surprise smooch -- from "Chuck" star Zachary Levi.

"Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl" (8 p.m.) includes appearances and White tributes from Mary Tyler Moore, Tina Fey, Carol Burnett, Amy Poehler, Ellen DeGeneres, Carl Reiner, Joel McHale, Hugh Jackman and Ray Romano, among others, and will be followed by a preview episode of her upcoming hidden-camera prank series "Betty White's Off Their Rockers."