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Claire's Cautionary Tale About College Backfires on 'Modern Family' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 24th 2011 1:30AM
'Modern Family' - 'Punkin Chunkin'While it's never been brought up directly, the Pritchetts are a rather cynical and dour bunch. The sight of Jay, Mitchell and Claire standing on the sidelines as the "dreamers" of their extended family attempted to "chunk" a punkin' through a goal post illustrated that divide beautifully on this week's 'Modern Family' (Wed., 9PM ET on ABC).

Not that their practicality is all bad. It's helped them all become successful people, and they do work to balance out the wilder sides of their partners. But it keeps them from experiencing the joys of life more regularly, and they've sucked at least one member of the next generation into their way of thinking.

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'One Life to Live,' 'All My Children' Not Moving Online

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 23rd 2011 3:10PM
One Life to Live, All My Children Not Moving OnlineProspect Park has suspended its plan to move 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' online. Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz of Prospect Park made the announcement following several months of planning.

"After five months of negotiations with various guilds, hundreds of presentations to potential financial and technology partners, and a hope that we could pioneer a new network for the future, it is with great disappointment that we are suspending our aspirations to revive 'One Life to Live' and 'All My Children' via online distribution," the duo said in a statement. "It is now becoming clear that mounting issues make our ability to meet our deadlines to get 'OLTL' on the air in a reasonable time period following its January 13, 2012 ABC finale impossible."

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'A Very Gaga Thanksgiving': 5 Things We Want to See

by Maggie Furlong, posted Nov 23rd 2011 11:00AM
A Very Gaga ThanksgivingIt's Thanksgiving! The leaves are changing in certain parts of the country that still have seasons, the smell of butane from turkey fryers is filling the air and ABC is celebrating with ... Lady Gaga?

Because nothing says making the holidays "hip" like Gaga!

'A Very Gaga Thanksgiving' (Thurs., Nov. 24, 9:30PM ET on ABC) is a 90-minute TV special conceived and directed by Gaga herself that finds the queen of shock performing eight songs for a small audience that includes her friends and family. The songs range from her biggest hits to holiday classic 'White Christmas,' and she's even doing a duet of 'The Lady Is a Tramp' with Tony Bennett.

Yep, this is really a thing. ABC is calling it "Gaga-fied," I'm calling it awesomely random.

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All Smiles Backstage After the 'Dancing With the Stars' Finale

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 23rd 2011 6:30AM
'DWTS' 13 FinaleIn honor of those who are trying to avoid finding out who won 'Dancing With the Stars' last night because they're still planning to watch the finale on DVR, here's the last 'DWTS' !!!SPOILER ALERT!!! of the season. You're welcome, now stop reading.

Everyone else, read on ... It was all smiles backstage last night as the three finalists and their pro dance partners walked the post-show press line. We've all heard the stories of award-winners keeping their trophies in the bathroom or in a dark cupboard, but where does the new 'DWTS' champ plan to keep his/her coveted Mirror Ball trophy?

"Right now I'm going to put mine in bed. I'm going to tuck it in, and it's going to roll around with me. And then after that, once we've kind of grown apart, I'm going to glue it to the hood of my car and drive around ... and honk my horn and it will be my own parade."

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'Kimmel' Has the Winners of 'Dancing With the Stars' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 23rd 2011 4:15AM
'Jimmy Kimmel Live'The winners of 'Dancing With the Stars' will surely make quite a tour of the various media outlets, but 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (Weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC) got them first. Live via satellite, he talked to the winners about their hard-earned victory.

!!SPOILER ALERT!!

The pair were grinning ear to ear, each holding the trophy they'd earned over the past ten weeks. It was a close finish between Rob Kardashian and J.R. Martinez, but in the end it was the Iraq War veteran who brought it home.

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'Dancing With the Stars' Season 13 Finale: The Winner is ...

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 22nd 2011 11:01PM
dancing with the stars season 13 finals winnerIt was a night of tears, a night of surprises and a night that two people will probably never forget.

In what might have been the most evenly matched finale ever, it was anyone's trophy to take home on the Season 13 finale of 'Dancing With the Stars.' And indeed there was a shocker -- at least when it came to the top two.

Going into the Season 13 finale, it really was anyone's Mirror Ball to win -- or lose. Rob Kardashian was on top after a stellar freestyle, while season-long frontrunners J.R. Martinez and Ricki Lake were tied for second, trailing Kardashian by three points after Monday night's performances.

It was an intense 10 weeks for all three contestants, but in the end it all came down to a fight between the most improved of the season and the indestructible fighter.

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EXCLUSIVE: 'Happy Endings' Spoofs a Popular Reality Show -- Figure It Out!

by Maggie Furlong, posted Nov 22nd 2011 8:40PM
'Happy Endings' - 'Full Court Dress'Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) is taking her love of fashion to the next level on this week's 'Happy Endings,' designing a dress for sister Jane (Eliza Coupe) to wear to a charity event.

In 'Full Court Dress' (Wed., Nov. 23, 9:30PM ET on ABC), the quirky Chicago shop owner reveals that she's been figuring out how to sew with an online sewing class, and the Web site may or may not be a total rip-off of 'Project Runway,'* complete with the second step-cousin of guru Tim Gunn,** Nick Gun, as the instructor.

(*For legal purposes, we should probably say that it isn't a rip-off. Even though it is.)
(**There's really no relation whatsoever.)


We've got the exclusive sneak peek at the blinking, flashing, fluorescent mess of a Web site for Situation Walkspace. Let's take a look, shall we? And fair warning: Get ready to be suffocated by the cutting edge of fashion.

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'Bachelorette' Ali Fedotowsky Splits from Fiance

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 22nd 2011 8:56AM
Brace yourselves, 'Bachelorette' fans. Yet another 'Bachelor(ette)' romance has bitten the dust: Ali Fedotowsky and fiancé Roberto Martinez are not getting married after all. We know, it's a shock. There we were, thinking that the wedding had merely been put on hold several times because of inconvenient knee surgery, pre-nup dieting, the fact that they barely knew each other ...

The couple's rep confirmed the split, telling 'Life & Style' magazine, "Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez have ended their relationship. As they go through this difficult time, we ask that you respect the couple's privacy."

Only last month -- after the wedding was delayed (again) -- Ali denied the relationship was over, telling 'People,' "We're still engaged, we're still living together. We just don't feel the need to walk down the aisle right now."

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'Dancing With the Stars' Leader Rob Kardashian Says 'I Really Want That Trophy'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 22nd 2011 6:20AM
Rob Kardashian and Cheryl BurkeWho'd have thought in Week One that the least-known member of the Kardashian clan would be in poll position going into tonight's 'Dancing With the Stars' finale? Yet last night Rob Kardashian and partner Cheryl Burke scored their first perfect 30 for their freestyle dance, which helped put them ahead of fellow finalists Ricki Lake and J.R. Martinez.

Speaking to reporters on the post-show press line last night Rob and Cheryl were elated with their performance, with Rob telling E! Online that their success is due to his increased confidence. "I gained confidence as the weeks went on and took it a little more seriously. I still have fun with it," he said, but "something clicked and I really want that trophy. I really realized it's possible."

Ricki Lake and Derek Hough joked that they've already bought their own Mirror Ball trophy just in case they lose out tonight. "There's a store down the street that makes mirror ball trophies for fifteen bucks," he laughed, "so I've already got that made just in case."

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A School Teacher Plays 'You Deserve It' For a Widowed Friend (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 22nd 2011 4:15AM
'You Deserve It'ABC is back in the game show business, but their latest entry has a philanthropic twist. In 'You Deserve It' (Mon., 9PM ET on ABC), contestants participate in the quiz show with all of their winnings going toward someone else. Someone in their life who they think deserves it.

It creates a whole different kind of anticipation and tension, especially because they're not letting the recipient of the winnings know how things are going until it's all over. But for the player, they get that sense of doing something wonderful for someone they care about.

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Derek Hough on 'Dancing With the Stars' Judges: 'They've Been the Same Since Season 1'

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 21st 2011 2:15PM
dancing with the stars finals derek houghFor eight seasons, Derek Hough has been the golden boy of 'Dancing With the Stars.' He has won the coveted Mirror Ball trophy all three times he's made it to the finals, and many believe that his work with celebrity partner Ricki Lake this season on the newly redone dance floor will earn him a fourth.

You might be surprised to know, then, that he's not especially worried about extending his perfect record. "Previous seasons, I've definitely felt the pressure to win, like it was mine to lose and, luckily, I won, but this season I don't feel that sort of pressure," Hough tells AOL TV. "I really like everyone that's in the final, and I think whoever wins totally deserves it."

With the grand finale of Season 13 looming (Mon., Nov. 21 at 8PM ET), AOL TV caught up with Hough to talk about his freestyle finale plans, the possibility of new judges and his laid-back new attitude -- one that apparently doesn't prevent him from throwing a few friendly jabs at fellow pro Karina Smirnoff.

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Plenty of Guest Stars and Surprises Highlight '2011 American Music Awards' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 21st 2011 3:00AM
Jennifer Lopez, '2011 American Music Awards'Fun was definitely on the menu for the '2011 American Music Awards' (Sun., 8PM ET on ABC). The night was absolutely packed with memorable performances and surprise guest stars. Fighting Gravity went unannounced, but certainly helped make the debut of will.i.am's collaboration with Jennifer Lopez on 'T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)' one of the most memorable of the night.

Other surprise appearances included a couple of guests who crashed the party at the end of the night with LMFAO performing their two hits. First, Justin Bieber broke out his dance moves on 'Party Rock Anthem,' and then David Hasselhoff joined the boys and Quest Crew to shake his moneymaker on 'Sexy and I Know It.'

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Michael and Paige on 'Millionaire' to Raise Money for 'Extreme Makeover' Family (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 21st 2011 2:00AM
Meredith Vieira, 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'As a fun way to raise money for the soup kitchen run by the family selected on this week's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (Fri., 8PM ET on ABC), the show hooked up with Meredith Vieira and 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?'

Michael and Paige from the design team headed on over to the set where they took part in the popular game show to raise money for the family's organization. And in a fun reveal for the family, Vieira framed their earnings in the form of a 'Millionaire' question for the family.

"How did Michael and Paige do while playing on Millionaire?" she asked them. The answer was a very impressive $100,000 raised, so not only do the Dunnings get a new house to call home, but a nice investment in their charity work as well.

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It's Regis Philbin's Last Day on 'Live!' -- Now He Wants to Host 'SNL'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 18th 2011 7:45AM
Today is Regis Philbin's last day co-hosting 'Live! With Regis and Kelly,' but it seems as though thoughts of retirement are still far from the 80 year-old's mind. Talking to reporters after Thursday's show he said "I feel pretty good," but he did admit that he may not feel quite so good next week when the show carries on without him.

"I wasn't looking forward to this moment," said Philbin. "You never are in your life when you're leaving a success that you worked your tail off to make." However, the hardest working man in television won't be idle for long. He's embarking next week on a US book tour to promote his new memoir, 'How I Got This Way,' and he's already been toying with the idea of making his own reality show.

However, he told 'The New York Times' that what he'd really, really like to do is host 'Saturday Night Live.' Saying it would be "irresistible" if he got the call, Philbin quipped "It's come up in my mind, but not theirs. I think the audience for that show would rather have some young guy playing a vampire somewhere."

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Jay Utters Three Little Words to Phil, Immediately Regrets It on 'Modern Family' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 17th 2011 1:30AM
'Modern Family' - 'After the Fire'The relationship between Phil and Jay has always been one of the best on 'Modern Family' (Wed., 9PM ET on ABC). Phil is so eager to please Jay that he actually winds up pushing his father-in-law away. Which is why it was absolutely horrifying when in a moment of relief and bliss, Jay uttered the three words he never wanted to say in front of Phil.

"I love you." It's important to note that Jay only said he didn't want to say these words in front of Phil. There was no indication that he doesn't love his son-in-law, he just finds him incredibly difficult to have a normal relationship with -- which is very understandable under the circumstances.

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