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This Week on TV (8/23-8/29)


MONDAY (8/23)
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8 p.m.):  “Amy’s friends and family forget about her birthday.” Everyone’s so wrapped up with her sister’s wedding to the oily beau-hunk.
  • Miss Universe Pageant (NBC, 9 p.m.):  “Global beauties compete in swimsuit, evening gown and interview categories at the 59th annual gala, hosted by and Natalie Morales.” It’s like Bret almost died and went to heaven.
  • Rizzoli & Isles (TNT, 10 p.m.):  “A shooter aims for runners participating in the Boston Marathon.” Boston Marathon, biathlon—same diff!

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Is the Miss Universe Pageant Rigged?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Prime Time, Reality, Specials, Gossip, Rumors, Video,

Choreographer Michael Schwandt, who’s worked on the last four pageants, recently spilled a few behind-the-scenes secrets in an interview. Schwandt says that pageant owner Donald Trump - and not the panel of judges - decides which contestants will make it to the final round.

“He pops in the day before the telecast, and we line up all the girls in alphabetical order,” he explained. “He [Trump] basically walks by and has an assistant that takes notes. And it’s just kind of common knowledge that he picks six of the top fifteen single-handedly.”

Of course, the procedure described by Schwandt is not outlined in the official Miss Universe pageant rules.

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Awkward TV: Heidi Montag’s Laughable Body Language

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Specials, NBC, Video,

Sadly, this is what our country had to offer the pageant tonight. (Yes - people outside the US can also watch the event.)

Tip: If you keep the volume down, the poorly danced number is just as humiliating/entertaining. (It also spares you from having to hear Yaz’s “Situation” butchered for ‘s lip-syncing purposes.)

After watching the performance, let us know what you think. Would you rather purchase this song, “Body Language,” or “Tardy For The Party” from Kim Zolciak?

(Make sure to check out our other Awkward TV moments.)

MTV: Behind the Crown

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Reality, Cable, MTV, Gossip,

Tara ConnerWhen I hear about shows like this, I long for the days when MTV stuck to videos – not reality. But those days are over, and now Music Television is giving viewers something never-before-seen: Beauty Queens as TV stars. Gack. Led by former Miss USA Tara Conner (who was very nearly stripped of her crown for alcohol abuse), several pageant queens will crew up on the cable channel.

debuted this week, the first in an eight-part series, and follows the lives of Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA winners. They’ll be roommates…kinda like (which will continue into perpetuity…no matter how sick of it we get). The beautiful girls will live in New York City for one year, with Conner as an “unofficial peer advisor.” Just keep her away from the booze. , who publicly reprimanded Tara but allowed her to keep her crown, will be dropping by Pageant Place to check up on the girls.

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This Week on TV (10/8-10/14)

Men in Trees


MONDAY (10/8)
  • The View (ABC, syndicated):  Meredith Viera returns to her old-stomping grounds as a guest.  I’m sure she prefers it that way.
  • Total Request Live (MTV, 3:30pm):  Watch the ‘official’ debut of Britney’s new video, or just watch it now.
  • Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8:30pm):  The reunion of Johnny Galecki and Sara Gilbert happens tonight.
  • I Love New York 2 (VH1, 9pm):  Season premiere.  I’m sorry—what exactly do the winners ‘win’ on this show again?

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