Posts by Carrie Bell
- carriebell at Yahoo TV11 hrs ago
SPOILER ALERT: This recap contains spoilers for the season finale of "The Amazing Race."
After roughing it through 11 legs, 4 continents, 9 countries, and more than 35,000 miles, Team Boston rose above their signature second-place spot (they finished second a record six times over the course of the competition!), proved just how strong of a partnership they really had, and won the $1 million prize on “The Amazing Race” 23.
“This is definitely the beginning of my happily ever after,” Amy choked out after getting over the initial shock and disbelief of arriving first to Phil’s final mat in Juneau, Alaska — undoubtedly alluding to her plan to spend the money on a ring and a wedding. “We’ve experienced so many highs and lows that I feel like we can pretty much take on anything.” Jason added, “It was about coming out here and working as a team, determined to finish every goal and push through every leg.”
- carriebell at Yahoo TV2 days ago
Over the course of the 23rd "Amazing Race," teams have slipped and fallen, butchered pronunciation, botched math, smelled strongly of fish, argued in public, sang opera horribly, cross-dressed, and participated in plenty of other equally embarrassing tasks we don't have room to list all in hopes of winning the $1 million prize. If they'd had a shred of dignity left when entering the last leg, we're pretty sure they kissed that goodbye too based on the contents of this exclusive clip from Sunday's two-hour finale.
It appears one member of each duo has to participate in a Road Block in a Tokyo park that looks like it was cribbed from some superwacky Japanese game show's playbook.
- carriebell at Yahoo TV3 days ago
While "The Sing-Off" was never officially canceled by NBC, things looked grim for the a cappella singing competition, which hadn't aired since November 2011. Luckily for a-ca-ballers and a-ca-followers everywhere, the film "Pitch Perfect" became a box-office beast: Its "Cups" song was omnipresent, "Glee" continued to keep the beat on the small screen, and "Sing-Off" Season 3 winner Pentatonix became a bona fide YouTube phenomenon. We're guessing NBC couldn't ignore those numbers, so the series was saved from certain tone death.
"It's exciting to see what I think is a renaissance in a cappella music and to think the little engine that could, 'The Sing-Off,' has been part of spawning that renaissance," the show's host, Nick Lachey, said during a set visit held last August when the new installment was being filmed. "We all do this because we have real passion for music and a cappella, and it's pretty cool to see what people are interpreting a cappella to be. It's great to be back."
Apparently, it is hard for Grayson/Dracula (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) to reach his full potential as a captain of industry when he doesn't keep daylight office hours and knows he is running out of time as the Order of the Dragon, on top of his less nefarious business associates in Victorian England, is growing increasingly suspicious of his tendency to burn the midnight oil.
On this Friday's episode, "Of Monsters and Men," it is show-up-or-shut-up time. In an attempt to flush out the beast, Browning is throwing a midday meeting in his solarium, and our vengeful vamp knows he needs to make an appearance or "all our efforts will have been in vain. We can't win if we don't go all in." He needs to become a daywalker, stat.
You know what they say: The couple that Grimms together, stays together.
With all of Nick's supernatural skeletons out of the closet, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) is officially part of the Portland Scooby gang. Now Nick (David Giuntoli) can share case details, browse his ancestor's creepy and seemingly professionally illustrated journals, and brainstorm bad guy abatement with his beloved.
And from what transpires in this exclusive clip from Friday's episode titled "Stories We Tell Our Young," the newest team member — a vet who knows a suspicious amount of human doctor-type factoids — could really come in handy when Nick and Hank catch a case of a child who has shown signs of possession for a year.
It is that most wonderful time of the year again. There are gifts to shop for, cookies to bake, candles to light, parties to attend, vacations to plan, and holiday classics like "A Christmas Story," "Love Actually," and "It's a Wonderful Life" to fill your DVRs. So at this point, starting a new TV series — even a highly anticipated one filled with familiar faces and created by a respected name — may seem daunting.
But if you don't add TNT's "Mob City" to your TV to-do list, you will be missing out.
- carriebell at Yahoo TV7 days ago
"Who are you, pod person?"
That phrase was on a continuous loop in our heads as we watched the tenth leg of “The Amazing Race.” At this point in the season, the penultimate episode, you think you have a pretty good handle on the players; yet throughout this Indonesian round, it was as if the reliably loud, snappy, aggressive, and demeaning Pinkie had been body-snatched.
Gone was the girl that everyone loved to hate at the watercooler, on Twitter, and in Yahoo TV’s comments. After weeks of criticizing her partner’s driving, date-arranging, and overall gameplay, she seemed to have been replaced with a calmer, more logical, and generally nicer model.
- carriebell at Yahoo TV12 days ago
Fresh off of a one-episode gig playing the bad guy of the week on NBC's "The Blacklist," Robert Knepper will find himself on the other side of the investigation on an upcoming installment of CBS's "Hawaii Five-0."
During a junket interview in Beverly Hills today for "Mob City," the Frank Darabont-created L.A. noir three-week-event series coming to TNT in December, the former "Prison Break" baddie who plays mob enforcer/psychopath Sid Rothman in "Mob" was discussing whether he ever worried about consistently being cast as a villain when he let slip that he will be saying aloha to McGarrett and the gang come early 2014 as a member of the long arm of the law. (Coincidentally, TNT airs "Hawaii" Thursdays in syndication.)
Jane Lynch Promises 'New Games, New Set, New Celebrities' and 'Topless' Shot When 'Hollywood Game Night' Returnscarriebell at Yahoo TV12 days ago
If all you want for Christmas is to watch celebrities make fools of themselves singing pop songs off-key using only the word "doo" or to see famous movie scenes re-created with cats, you're in luck. Last summer's game-show hit "Hollywood Game Night" will return for a special holiday episode Dec. 23 featuring Ray Romano, Rachel Bilson, Cheryl Hines, Andy Roddick, Brooklyn Decker, and Gavin DeGraw, who will help contestants win $25,000 through party-game domination before returning regularly in early 2014. Yahoo TV sat down with host Jane Lynch exclusively to find out what's new for Season 2, who'd be on her dream team, and whether there is any truth to the rumor that she'll be seen topless in an episode.
What is new for Season 2?
New games, new set, new celebrities. We have lots of couples playing this season. Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis. Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker. I judge, so I thought, "Hmmm, a tennis star and model. Cute, sweet." But they came to play. They were shouting crap at each other across the room. I dress up a little more. We threw a little more money at my look.
What's your favorite new game and why?
- carriebell at Yahoo TV13 days ago
The ninth leg of "The Amazing Race" was chock full of game/life lessons. None more so than it pays to make friends. In fact, as proven in this episode, sometimes the only way to get by is with a little help from them.
In an eerie bit of foreshadowing, Jamal, who was still smarting from the doctors’ decision to use the U-turn on them, warned, “It is a matter of time before Travis and Nicole break. The pressure is going to get to them and they won’t know how to handle it.”
Of course, it seemed like an idle threat, as the doctors were in the lead through most of this installment. As the last leg’s first-place finishers, they took off from the pit stop in the United Arab Emirates first, were the first to book their plane to Indonesia, arrived at and completed the head-butting ram task before any other teams, and got on the first train back. They got their caged bird to sing in the competition during the Detour before any of the other teams rounded up the giant meal at the market to feed an elephant at the zoo.