Posts by Caroline Kepnes
- ckepnes at Yahoo TV8 days ago
Hayley Orrantia has come a long way since performing live for nonjudgmental Simon Cowell on the first season of "The X Factor." She's been working her comedic chops in ABC's '80s throwback hit "The Goldbergs," in which she plays "2 cool 4 school" Erica Goldberg. And Tuesday night's episode "Kara-te" was especially rad, because Erica brought down the school talent show with her cover of Pat Benatar's '80s classic, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot."
And fans loved it. Hayley's Twitter account lit up with praise. @Nordique1972 wrote:
@hayleyorrantia Fantastic! Hopefully everyone involved with the show will figure out a way to have you sing more often.
And @mikeschaeff made a clever observation:
- ckepnes at Yahoo TV14 days ago
Until now, America's First Housewife of Television, Marge Simpson, has spent the bulk of her time caring for her brood in "The Simpsons." But, even a non-aging gal like Marge needs to freshen up her look every once in a while. And that's why the blue-haired 'toon (presumably) boarded a G-6 and jetted to the set of "Project Runway All Stars" for some new dresses.
This is one of those have-to-see-it-to-believe-it mash-ups where you press play and behold, the most animated mom in the world as she works "Runway" fashions on "Runway":
Marge deserves major props for keeping her beehive 'do a signature part of her style. We like the shiny, knee-length, blue number best. Scratch that, we dig the strapless, flowery, flirty dress. Oh, but wait, that fitted, grey sheath is kind of Michelle Obama meets Madonna, so maybe that's the best look for Mrs. Simpson. How do these judges do it?!
- ckepnes at Yahoo TV16 days ago
A positive pregnancy test, drunken brawls, and jealousy tantrums are what happen when MTV picks seven recently single strangers to live in a house ... wait for it ... with their exes. And think about it. If your friend invited you to a summer share and your ex showed up a week later, you'd probably be mad, maybe not as vocal as the average "Real World" contestant, but still.
Remember the dark days of Sammi and Ronnie fighting on "Jersey Shore"? Well, picture a houseful buzzing with that energy. Hormones are ranging, neon colors are flashing, and people are screaming and/or sucking face everywhere you look:
Here are our favorite parts; let us know about yours in the comments.
1. Best Blunt Dialogue Exchange
Sensitive Dude: "I just got done having sex with you, and then you jump right in and have sex with somebody else."
Sarcastic Chick: "Oops."
2. Easiest Question
Hurt Girl: "You're dating Jamie in front of my face. Does that not make me look like a fool?" We are gonna go with a resounding "yes."
3. Second Easiest Question
- ckepnes at Yahoo TV17 days ago
On Dec. 20, CBS will rebroadcast "The Christmas Episode" of "I Love Lucy," and that's big news. But here's the kicker: The episode has been colorized.
Surreal? Yes. Legend has it that when "The Christmas Episode" first aired in December of 1956, star Lucille Ball had mixed feelings about it. (See "The Lucy Book: A Complete Guide to Her Five Decades on Television" by Geoffrey Mark Fidelman for more details.) For whatever reason, the holiday episode was taken out of syndication, much to the chagrin of the iconic series' massive fan base. And now, it's back.
In the sneak-peek clip below, Ricky (Desi Arnaz) and Ethel (Vivian Vance) are untangling Christmas lights and singing "Jingle Bells" when Lucy decides to join in... in endearingly off-key fashion. The dynamics are evergreen, but the colors lend new life to the classic.
How red is Lucy's coif, you ask? See for yourself right here:
Reaction to the clip on Twitter is both positive and negative. Many fans are happy to know that their favorite funny girl will be back in color:
- ckepnes at Yahoo TV22 days ago
Thanksgiving classics include football, mashed potatoes, turkey, and epic lines at the grocery store. The families of "Swamp People," however, have their own classic traditions. And they put the swamp in Swampsgiving, literally. Here are four "Swamp" traditions that will probably make you feel grateful for your own list of errands this week.
1. Fry up some rodents.
There are more than a few ways to make your Thanksgiving feast a little different. Fried turkey is popular, and some families go vegetarian with meatless Tofurkey. But we give top honors to "Swamp" matriarch Liz Cavalier for a truly, um, original Thanksgiving feast. The Cavalier family has a 40-year tradition of eating nutria. What's nutria, you ask?
Nutria (n): Swamp rats, rodents upwards of 20 pounds that live in Southern marshes and rivers. They are vegetarian, so the meat is "lean."
"Today my husband and I, and our two boys, Damon and Destin, and my daughter Jessica, we're gonna go check the nutria traps out," Liz beams in the clip. "Fried nutria legs is mouthwatering. It's gonna be good."
2. Cranberries, no; crabs, yes.
- ckepnes at Yahoo TV23 days ago
It's a very happy Thanksgiving for "The Biggest Loser" trainer Bob Harper and contestant Bobby Saleem. Both men opened up about their sexuality in last night's moving episode. And the response online has been powerful.
There was nary a dry eye in the viewership when Harper chose to talk about his sexual identity as a means to inspire struggling Saleem. Saleem came out on "The Biggest Loser" but had reservations about disclosing his sexuality to his father. Harper wanted to give Saleem support during this difficult time.
In a confessional, Harper said that he hasn't talked about his sexuality on the show yet. "And now, meeting Bobby, I really do believe this is the right time," he said. "I want to show Bobby that he doesn't have to live in shame."
- ckepnes at Yahoo TV28 days ago
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." first acts are mini-movies, which is why it's so exciting to share the opening scene of the show's upcoming ninth episode, "Repairs." Promotional materials tease that Coulson and comrades are "haunted by a mysterious force that threatens to destroy them all, and only a secret from May's past can save them."
This exclusive sneak peek clip provides a stunning look at the aforementioned force. It's a quiet day in a convenience store at a gas station in Batesville. A cashier reads the headlines: "Laboratory Accident Kills 4: Lone Survivor Questioned After Particle Accelerator Explosion."
The doorbell chimes, and don't ya just know who walks in? The lone survivor in the explosion pictured in the newspaper. She scoops up paper towels and milk. But the cashier demands to know if she caused the accident. She warns him to stay away.
- ckepnes at Yahoo TV28 days ago
Three men of the "Duck Dynasty" empire — Phil Robertson, Jep Robertson, and Reed Robertson — opened up about their paths to Jesus for a 30-minute documentary on IamSecond.com. "Dynasty" matriarch Kay Robertson also contributes and gets teary-eyed more than a few times. She recalls telling A&E that her family was not going to fake any fights for the cameras. And they certainly didn't pull any punches in this moving, intimate documentary.
Life Before Jesus: Phil compares growing up poor in the 1950s to growing up in the 1850s. His family had a log cabin house, no indoor plumbing, no Coca Cola. He met Miss Kay when she was just 14 years old. They married when he was 17 and when Kay was 16 and started a family while Phil was at Louisiana Tech on a football scholarship.
- ckepnes at Yahoo TV1 mth ago
We all know that Kevin Williamson knows how to make us scream. He reminded us last year with "The Following," a dark tale of a tormented FBI agent, Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), grappling with a serial killer/professor/bone-chilling weirdo/cult leader Dr. Joe Carroll (James Purefoy).
When we left off last season, Hardy jumped through figurative hoops and literal flames to rescue Claire (Natalie Zea). With Carroll presumably dead in the postfight explosion, things were looking up. Ryan had Claire back safe in his apartment. But of course, that's when his ex Molly (Jennifer Ferrin) — revealed as a Carroll follower — popped by ... with a knife.
What's next? A lot more masks, apparently. The narration is titillating, to say the least: "In life we all make masks to hide behind. We might make a mask to disguise our true intentions, another to hide our sins. The thing about masks — you can't hide behind them forever, and there's always one that gives you away."
- ckepnes at Yahoo TV1 mth ago
This week's episode of "The Mindy Project" zeroed in on a major male sex crime: Man describes a girl he had sex with "once" as a "crazy stalker" when, in fact, the man is the one who's kind of crazy, given that, in truth, he slept with the "stalker" and made her pancakes on multiple occasions. Yep, Dr. Danny (Chris Messina) is guilty. And the writers brought a lot of depth to lonely Danny in a clever, endearing way. That was, hands down, the most blustering, dynamic moment of the show, when Mindy called out Danny on his pancake making. Level 1 and Level 5 all at the same time, right?
The other semi-ridiculous plot that was about texting was worth it in the end because of the major omigod moment that will make for storms next week. But getting there was like crossing the Bermuda Triangle. One minute it's a Nora Ephron-ish story where adults walk around musing on love. And the next minute, we're in a quirky episode of "Catfish."