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This Week on TV (2/15-2/21)

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MONDAY (2/15)
  • 24 (FOX, 9pm):  “Jack’s undercover mission worries his colleagues.” They never thought he’d go so far as to wear a dress.
  • Keeping Up with Kardashians (E!, 10pm):  “Kourtney breaks up with Scott after he gets drunk on Kim’s birthday in Las Vegas.” She always knew he was a douche, but she didn’t realize he was such a lush.
  • Celebrity Close Calls (Biography, 10pm):  “Celebrities recall incidents in which they nearly died. Included: Jane Seymour, Erik Estrada, Leif Garrett and Coolio.” The death of their careers will be covered in Part 2.

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TV on DVD: October 20, 2009

Numb3rsHere are some of the options available today.

  • Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (Complete Series)
  • Fawlty Towers (Remastered) (Complete Collection)
  • Hawaii Five-0 (Season 7)
  • Homicide: Life on the Street (Complete Series)
  • It’s Garry Shandling’s Show (Complete Series)
  • The L Word (Final Season)
  • Numb3rs (Season 5)
  • Route 66 (Season 3, Vol. 2)
  • Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs (Complete Series)
  • Top Chef: New York (Season 5)
  • Vega$ (Season 1, Vol. 1)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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TV on DVD: March 3, 2009

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday.

The Hills Season 4 DVD

TV on DVD: October 28, 2008

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday.

The L Word Season 5 DVD

  • The 4400 (Complete Series)
  • Affairs of the Heart (Series 1)
  • Dark Shadows: The Beginning (Volume 6)
  • The Donna Reed Show (Season 1)
  • The Flintstones (Complete Series)
  • Girlfriends (Season 5)
  • Good Times (Complete Series)
  • The L Word (Season 5)
  • Mother and Son (Season 2)
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 (20th Anniversary Edition)
  • NewsRadio (Complete Series)
  • Sanford and Son (Complete Series)
  • Sister, Sister (Season 1)
  • War and Remembrance (Complete Mini-Series)

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Dancing With the Stars: Week 7 Loser

DescriptionDespite the palpable tension, felt weirdly anti-climactic tonight.  Seriously—how could anything surpass last week’s results shocker?  Any dancer eliminated from this point forward had to have known their day could come.

Of the Final Six competitors, only three have managed to avoid the Bottom Two (Helio, Jennie and Marie).  The remaining three (Jane, Mel, Cameron) have only faced elimination once.  So who ended up getting the glowing red light tonight?

Hoping to keep us on our toes, the DWTS producers decided to change things up a bit tonight.  Instead of the usual Bottom Two—there was a Final Three: Helio, Jennie and Jane.  Thankfully when the dust finally settled, we were left with a controversy-free elimination.  Having earned the lowest score the past two weeks, had to admit it was her time to go.

Another Death Affects ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Family

DescriptionAnother week, another unfortunate story for the participants of

Early this morning, 90-year-old father, George, passed away.  Just last night, was on talking about a large family reunion scheduled for later this week.  Members of the 125-member clan were being flown into Chicago for a special appearance on .  Friday’s episode is now currently up in the air (as is Marie’s attendance on tonight’s DWTS results show).

This news comes one month after Jane Seymour’s mother died in England.  Marie Osmond often commented that she and Jane had bonded over this tragedy; Marie lost her own mother, Olive, just three years ago.

Of course, bad news has not been limited to the dancers on the show—several DWTS performers have experienced family emergencies as well.  Gloria Estefan cancelled her performance last month after her mother suffered an intestinal rupture.  The following week, Jennifer Lopez was forced to adjust her taping schedule when her grandmother passed away.

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Dancing With The Stars: Week 7


The Final Six competitors performed two full dances tonight—a ballroom and a Latin number (no group dances this time around).  Read on to see how they fared:

HELIO CASTRONEVES (partner Julianne Hough)
(Dance: Tango/ Song: ‘The Jean Genie’)
Helio looks like he’s wearing a black, crushed-velvet version of something from The Love Boat.  He’s very stiff and awkward tonight, though it’s hard to tell if the jacket or his dancing is to blame.  Len complained about Helio’s lack of ‘heel leads’.  Bruno said the technical aspects of the dance needed more polish.  Carrie Ann really liked the performance; she thought it was a nice twist on the tango.  Score: 9/8/8 (25)

MARIE OSMOND (partner Jonathan Roberts)
(Dance: Quickstep/ Song: ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’)
Marie looks great—I could really see her as an Andrews Sister.  It’s obvious she’s having a lot of fun with her dance tonight; I think this style suits her well.  Bruno said her performance was a morale booster.  Carrie Ann thought it was wonderful.  Len said entertainment runs through Marie’s veins; he liked that she put a lot of twist into her dance.  Score: 10/9/9 (27)

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Dancing With The Stars: Week 6


Tonight the competitors had to perform two dances:  a style they’ve never performed before and a group dance number.  Read on to see how they fared:

SABRINA BRYAN (partner Mark Ballas)
(Dance: Foxtrot/ Song: ‘I’m a Woman’)
I think her hair’s been needing this updo; it brings a new level of maturity to her look.  Although I believe she’s had a couple of missteps, she’s doing quite well.  Her arms and lines look great and she’s really covering the floor.  Although Len thought her performance was excellent, he felt she still needed a bit more contrast throughout her dance.  He said it was too powerful.  Bruno said she still needed to work on finessing her dance.  He also noticed that her foot got caught.  Carrie Ann disagreed with the two other men; she thought the dance was feisty and smooth.  Score: 9/8/8 (25)

JENNIE GARTH (partner Derek Hough)
(Dance: Mambo/ Song: ‘Mambo Baby’)
She almost looks like a Chiquita girl; she’s very fun and flirty tonight.  And I love all those tricks she and Derek have choregraphed into their dance!  Bruno said she brought steam and heat to the floor.  Carrie Ann thought she finally unveiled herself tonight and let it all hang out.  Len said it was an exceptional performance.  Score: 9/9/9 (27)

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Dancing With The Stars: Week 5 Loser

Mark CubanAfter weeks of occupying the low scorer’s bench, the Dallas Maverick’s owner was finally ejected from the dance floor tonight.  As entertaining as had been (especially in his ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ performance last night), his abilities were clearly lagging behind those of the remaining competitors.  Fortunately, Cuban didn’t overstay his welcome and make things equally as awkward as last night’s show-stopper.

But who had the honor of warming the seat next to him?  Was it wobbly Marie?  Last week’s near-miss, Mel B?  Or how about Helio, the dancer with the pained expression?  No—it was Monday’s sexy siren, .  Although she scored higher than Garth, Osmond or Castroneves, Jane’s hot rumba apparently didn’t do much for the viewers at home.  (Maybe voters don’t like rooting for someone who’s all skin and bones.)

So now we’re down to the Final Seven:  Jane, Melanie, Jennie, Marie, Sabrina, Helio and Cameron.  All the obvious contenders have already been eliminated—so who do you think will occupy the Bottom Two next week?

Dancing With The Stars: Week 5


It was Latin night on this week, and as Tom Bergeron joked—there was very little fabric to be seen.  Tonight the competitors had to perform either a sizzling Samba or a romantic Rumba.  Read on to see how they fared:

MARIE OSMOND (partner Jonathan Roberts)
(Dance: Samba/ Song: ‘Crickets Sing for Anamaria’)
She looks like Charo in her short blue dress tonight (and that’s not a good thing).  She’s also dancing very tentatively and looking weirdly off.  NOTE:  Anticipating Marie’s fall (read here for the details), I never really heard what Len said (though he never really got to finish before the collapse anyway).  Score: 7/7/7 (21)

JANE SEYMOUR (partner Tony Dovolani)
(Dance: Rumba/ Song: ‘Breathe Again’)
It’s amazing how she can go from classy to sexy in just one week.  And what a hot, red dress!  Bruno complimented her lovely lines and shape.  He even said she even looked like Edyta at times.  Carrie Ann said Jane had a problem spotting her turns.  Len said she brought romance and class to the floor.  Score: 8/9/9 (26)

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