11:29 PM EDT 05/20/2013
Originally posted 05/20/2013 12:00PM
When Lydia McLaughlin was offered the chance to join the eighth season of The Real Housewives of Orange County she leapt at the chance.
But now, just halfway through her maiden season, she admits that she may have been a bit naïve when she climbed aboard the reality TV ranks.
"It is more difficult than I thought it would be!" she told PEOPLE while attending Corolle's Adopt-a-Doll event in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Originally posted 05/20/2013 09:30AM
One Nashville country singer. One Las Vegas magician. Two hours. One crazy finale.
There was just one last piece of the puzzle left to add as the fifth season of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice wrapped up on Sunday night.
Who would emerge victorious – Trace Adkins or Penn Jillette? To find out who wasn't fired during the final showdown, keep reading ...
Originally posted 05/17/2013 12:15PM
There were plenty of divas on the stage at the American Idol finale Thursday night. But two of them had the distinction of being – at one time or another – judges on the show. (They're also both moms to twins!)
Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez took the stage during the two-hour musical extravaganza, which crowned Candice Glover the winner of season 12.
Mariah, dressed in a glittering, feathered gown and gobs of jewels, performed a medley of her hits, including "Vision of Love," "Make It Happen," "My All," "Hero" and "We Belong Together," as well as her new song, "#Beautiful." It was a fluttering – and, yes, pre-recorded – performance of vocal acrobatics from the singer and current judge.
Originally posted 05/17/2013 08:45AM
The series finale of The Office took up an hour and 15 minutes of NBC's prime-time schedule Thursday night. The last quarter-hour had a special sentimental magic, as we got parting moments with each of the characters at the Dunder Mifflin paper company of Scranton, Pa.
The rest you could have fed into a shredder.
After a season that carefully worked out significant narrative strands – the ultimately inevitable ascension to manager of the insufferable Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson), the unexpectedly tender travails in the marriage of Jim and Pam (John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer) – this episode was poorly conceived and clumsily structured.
It really wasn't worthy of all the years of affectionate humor that had gone before it.
Originally posted 05/16/2013 10:30AM
There is at least one American Idol judge who wants to be back on the panel next season: Keith Urban.
Asked at Wednesday's big showdown between Kree Harrison and Candice Glover if he would like to be a judge on season 13, the country superstar said, "I would. I mean, I literally enjoy coming to work every day, and that's a rarity."
This comes after veteran judge Randy Jackson announced he is leaving the show and rumors that producers plan to replace the entire season 12 panel.
Originally posted 05/15/2013 06:00PM
Contestants and pros old and new come together to toast the show's big birthday
Originally posted 05/15/2013 02:30PM
Ingo Rademacher wasn't wiping away any tears over his Dancing with the Stars semi-finals elimination on Tuesday night.
"I'm really happy that I don't have to learn two or three of those dances [next week]," the actor told PEOPLE just after his dismissal, while attending the show's 300th episode celebration at Boulevard 3 nightclub in Hollywood.
"I'm sore, I'm tired and this is it. We're going to have a party tonight while everyone else has to worry about choreographing. I'm really going to party."
Originally posted 05/15/2013 10:10AM
ABC’s upfront Tuesday afternoon was an upbeat affair – not all upfronts are – with shoutouts to breakout hit Scandal and its star, Kerry Washington; to late-night host Jimmy Kimmel; and to now destined-to-retire Barbara Walters.
Kimmel, as is traditional, did a few minutes' worth of jokes at the expense of the other networks (he referred to CBS as "smug @#%&!!!!s") and his own: He suggested that Splash, the diving-celeb reality show, should be replaced by one with an empty pool. To be called Splat.
The clips introducing new shows were, on balance, pretty promising. These are the ones that struck my television tuning fork and filled me with anticipatory vibrations:
Originally posted 05/14/2013 05:00PM
The Little Couple recently introduced fans to their son William, whom they adopted from China – and now, PEOPLE has obtained a sweet sneak peek of the little boy getting his first glimpse at his new mom and dad.
As Dr. Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein begin packing their bags for a multiple city China trip to pick up their boy on their reality show, Arnold tells her husband, "I got an email this morning, and Karen at the foster home … took pictures to show him seeing [pictures of] us for the first time."
Originally posted 05/14/2013 11:40AM
Arrivederci, Vinny Vedecci. So long, Stefon.
Bill Hader will be leaving Saturday Night Live after its season finale this Saturday – and he's taking his arsenal of spot-on impersonations and wacky characters with him, reports The New York Times.
"It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point," Hader told the Times. "It got to a point where I said, 'Maybe it’s just time to go.' "
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