Rihanna will be rocking the stage during the last American Idol show, wherein a talented contestant will be crowned this year's winner.
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Bring on the vengeance, the flashbacks and the answers.
As we near the season finale of "Revenge," which airs May 23, creator Mike Kelley gave some hints about this week's episode, which goes back in time.
?It's sort of one from the archives, one from the 'Revenge' archives,? Kelley told EW. ?I wouldn't call it a flashback episode, as much as an archival episode. It's a bit of a love letter to fans.?
This week's "Revenge" (Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC), which takes place on New Year's Eve 2002, will supposedly answer many questions -- including how long it took Emily to kick off her vengeance trip, according to TVLine -- and bring back a character who won't be sticking around much longer.
?We bring back all of these characters that we've taken down over the season,? Kelley continued. ?At least one of those characters is going to resurface in the season's end-run of episodes, and that character will pay the ultimate price for coming up against Emily. I won't say which one, but out of all the conspirators, someone is going to fall.?
Catch "Revenge" Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.
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AMC's comic-themed Sunday night lineup is remaining intact. The cable network has renewed "The Walking Dead" recap talk show "Talking Dead" and Kevin Smith's "Comic Book Men" for second seasons, AMC announced Wednesday. Both shows will expand their episode count to 16 to accompany "The Walking Dead's" increased order from 13 to 16 hours.
After Barack Obama told ABC's Robin Roberts "I do" when it comes to his support for same-sex marriage, the Twittersphere blew up with reactions from the celebrity set.
Obama is the first president to openly voice his support for gay marriage: "I've always been adamant that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly," he said.
Andy Cohen, Russell Simmons, Jane Lynch, Neil Patrick Harris and Eliza Dushku all took to Twitter to share pride in their president, who explained the genesis of his supportive view of gay marriage during his sit-down with Roberts.
"I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or Marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don't Ask Don't Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married."
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The title of this week's episode, "Lady Lazarus" is taken from the 1962 poem by Sylvia Plath. Written just a few months prior to her suicide at the age of 30, the poem recounts a woman who has tried several times to end her life only to be revived and reborn. She vows at the end that the next time she rises she's going to devour those that try to keep her alive. Referencing the Phoenix rising from the ashes, the poem/episode title also ties in nicely with the Beatles' song featured at the end, from 1966's Revolver, "Tomorrow Never Knows," which also deals with themes of death and rebirth, but in a more positive spin. Whereas "Lady Lazarus" seems to celebrate the death of the body and thus the end of suffering, "Tomorrow Never Knows" focuses on the potential for reinvention and for opening one's mind to letting go of past constraints and embracing the potential for new beginnings.
And that's what this week was all about -- life is changing for everyone at SCDP, some more than others, but no one seems to be immune from the passage of time and the repercussions of their actions. For many these changes could be positive and cathartic, but for Peter Campbell, his life is taking on a dark turn that makes you wonder if he'll be the character that producers use to make good on their promise to kill someone off this season.
We know from passing conversation that he keeps a gun in the home, and this week he mentioned a suicide clause in his life insurance that kicks in after two years of employment as he's speaking to his train buddy Howard Dawes, a life insurance agent. He's chatted with him before on the way home, and this time Dawes advises him to get life insurance to provide for his family and then get himself a pretty mistress in the city to spend weeknights with, as he has. It surprised me that the idea didn't seem more appealing to Pete given his tryst a few weeks ago with a prostitute, but then he stepped off the train the next night -- sans Howard -- and bumps into Howard's wife, Beth. She's waiting for her husband to come home, and admits that she needs a ride as she's locked her keys in the car, and Pete obliges.
During the ride Beth tries to pump him for dirt on Howard, but Pete won't tell her where he really is. She becomes upset and storms out of the car when they arrive at her house and Pete follows her inside. I think this might be the first time that I can say I enjoyed this character -- he's still a total slimeball -- but this week he was a heartbreaking slimeball. There's something about Beth that turns him on -- at first I couldn't pin it down, but the more I thought about it, it made perfect sense. Beth Dawes is a kind of woman he's never encountered. She's not the cookie cutter, suburban zombie his wife Trudy is, she's not a thing to be used -- she's a real woman. She's honest in a way that Pete's never seen before, and he's immediately infatuated. They have sex right there on her living room floor, and when it's over Pete's obviously smitten. Beth tells him this can never happen again, and Pete's completely bereft at her rebuke.
The next day he calls her trying to arrange a meeting and she turns him down, telling him to forget her, but she's all he can think of. He can't let this end and when he sees Howard on the train that evening he comes up with an excuse to get a dinner invite. When he shows up at the Dawes house he pretends not to know Beth, but when Howard leaves the room he sets himself on her, kissing her passionately, begging her to meet him that night. She feigns a headache and can't cook dinner, and Pete leaves. He goes and gets a hotel room, but gets stood up. The anger and sadness on his face is crushing; it makes you forget that he's cheating on his wife, and asking another man's wife to cheat with him.
The following night Pete gets off the train and gets in his car; he sees Beth and looks at her with his heart just utterly broken to the point that you actually feel sorry for him. She barely glances at him, but reaches up and traces a heart with her finger on the fogged up window, she looks at him one more time then looks away as she rolls the window down to erase her message before they drive away. He looks near tears, his face breaking up in his sadness. You just want him, for once in his life, to feel something honest with another human being. You realize that Pete's growing up -- that he wants that honesty more than he probably ever realized. And it makes you wonder just how desperate is Pete going to get? And how far will he go to obtain some sense of peace with himself?
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We're in the home stretch of Glee's third season, and now that prom has come and gone, it's time to head into another annual milestone: Nationals. In next week's two-hour episode "Props/Nationals," Tina hits her head and imagines that everyone in the glee club has exchanged identities with another member - so Tina and Rachel switch, and Blaine looks like Puck while Puck looks like Blaine. After that comes the biggest competition of the year, which will involve Lindsay Lohan as one of the celebrity guest judges. Seeing is believing, though, so check out all the funny photos now.
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There's only two hours left of "Desperate Housewives," but the ladies of Wisteria Lane have a lot of loose ends to tie up before they say goodbye in the series finale (Sunday at 9/8c on ABC).
Soap opera General Hospital has been tipped for glory at the 2012 Daytime Emmy Awards after scooping a whopping 23 nominations. The long-running medical drama, which is up for the highly-coveted ...
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Fox News' Shep Smith seemed to strongly endorse President Obama's newly announced support of same-sex marriage on Wednesday.
Amidst much hype and baited breath, Obama told ABC News' Robin Roberts that he has completed his so-called "evolution" on the issue and now believes that same-sex couples should be allowed to wed.
On his Fox News show, Smith played the tape of Obama speaking, and then said, "the president of the United States, now in the 21st century."
A couple of minutes later, Smith was speaking to his colleague Bret Baier. He asked Baier if the GOP would campaign against same-sex marriage "while sitting very firmly, without much question, on the wrong side of history on it."
Smith closed out the segment by noting that the issue of gay marriage is still up to individual states. He said that Obama's endorsement "makes no legal change for now, which may sound familiar to a couple of generations ago, but that's where we are."
Yvette Nicole Brown got into the entertainment business to make people happy. More than getting famous (?it seems like a whole lot of work!?) or getting rich (?I?m happy living a small life,? she has said, though there really is nothing small about doing good work), her mission has always been to ?uplift everyone,? regardless of gender, race, or physical type. Yet in an industry as focused on ?