Posts by Carrie Bell
- carriebell at Yahoo TV2 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 TV7 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 TV7 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 TV8 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.
- carriebell at Yahoo TV16 days ago
While the eighth leg of "The Amazing Race" was filled to the brim with beasts, buggies, banquet preparation, blowup rafts, and blame, in the end, it was payback (as well as the lack thereof) that determined who went bye-bye.
The baseball wives have been on borrowed time for weeks. They'd already been saved by non-elimination on two previous legs, were constantly falling behind, made multiple bad decisions, and generally lacked muscle and hustle. They were starting this second round in the United Arab Emirates in last place and were going to have to do an extra Speed Bump at some point. But the bunnies had started to grow on us. They acknowledged their faults, never really mistreated anyone, supported each other wholeheartedly 100 percent of the time, faced their many fears, and generally seemed thrilled at every new experience and face they encountered.
- carriebell at Yahoo TV19 days ago
SPOILER ALERT: The following story reveals storyline and character spoilers from Thursday’s episode of "Parks and Recreation."
Now that Pawnee's citizens said nope to Knope on Thursday's episode of "Parks and Recreation," the NBC comedy will be slowly "moving away from the city council for the time being," according to creatorand producer Mike Schur.
"The next few episodes are largely about Leslie with a massive ticking clock on her career and how she tries to finish off her career as a city counselor, trying to jam through — no pun intended — some last second [legislation]," Schur explained to a small group of journalists at a screening earlier this week, coincidentally held within the faux council's chambers on the Studio City lot where the series is filmed. "And then the 100th episode, which airs in January, is literally about her final hours in office."
Poehler chimed in, "We had a lot of fun with what she does as a dead man walking, as a lame duck so to speak."
'Parks and Rec' Crew Laments Swan Song of Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones: 'Our Show Just Got About 85 Percent Less Attractive'carriebell at Yahoo TV19 days ago
If you are anything like us, you've been in denial about Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones exiting "Parks and Recreation" since it was officially announced last July. Maybe you even literally pouted a little when Lowe tweeted last week about the cast completing the onscreen couple's emotional and final table read, or announced Sunday that this was his "last week as Chris Traeger." It's ok to admit it. You're in good company.
Our thoughts exactly (sob!):
"It's really sad. I'm really bummed to lose them and to send them off to their great big beyond," Amy Poehler lamented at an on-set Q&A Monday in Studio City, Calif., following a press screening of this week's two hilarious episodes. "It's hard. You never feel like you're saying goodbye to family when they move somewhere else, and we're a really tight family here, but you just know you won't see them as much as you have or you'd like to."
- carriebell at Yahoo TV23 days ago
Toto, we’re not in Europe anymore.
The "Amazing Race" teams were shipped from Austria to Abu Dhabi this week, and there was an immediate shift in vibe. Maybe it was because it turned out to be a non-elimination round, and therefore there was no lost team to sulk over or shame through the TV for their poor decision-making, but we found plenty of time to fixate on the subtleties of racing in the Middle East and how the teams reacted to the culture shock.
For one, all of the chest plastic (and the few real sets of lady lumps) normally on display in skintight tanks and tees was hidden under long sleeves by the time the female players exited the Abu airport. Ditto their calves and ankles. At the first stop, one of the largest mosques in the world (Sheikh Zayed Mosque), the ladies had to cover up even more in a traditional scalp-to-floor robe, and the local clue-giver was never seen shaking hands with them, talking to them, or even generally paying them much mind.
'Grimm' Episode 3 Preview: Get Ready to Drink in Gastrointestinal Warfare and a Nearly Naked Nick [Exclusive Video]carriebell at Yahoo TV26 days ago
"Grimm" executive producer David Greenwalt has issued a warning about the next episode of NBC's Friday fantasy series: "Don't eat dinner during the show."
In fact, he warned a room full of journalists about to watch the food-centric "A Dish Best Served Cold" over lunch that ironically the season's third installment might be best viewed on an empty stomach. "[Broadcast standards] had a lot to say on this episode," Greenwalt said before fellow EP Jim Kouf added, "You should have seen what we really shot. We had a close-up on exploding stomachs that didn't make it in the episode."
Fortunately for those reading this while shoveling down your afternoon snack, our exclusive clip from the episode doesn't contain any bursting bellies either!
- carriebell at Yahoo TV27 days ago
When it comes to stalking, err, courting the reincarnated Victorian-era version of his massacred wife Ilona, Dracula appears to have a three-pronged plan of attack: Always be in the right place at the right time, kill her with kindness, and employ extensive use of bedroom eyes. The unholy trinity can all be seen working their magic on Mina Murray in this exclusive "Dracula" clip from this Friday's new episode, "Goblin Merchant Men."
Apparently in the scenes leading up to the one in the video, Mina (Jessica De Gouw) and our vindictive vampire (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) were partying like it's 1896 when Grayson swooped in to somehow "rescue" the doppelganger of the dead. She thanks him as they retire to yet another lavish balcony, but he senses she's troubled and begs to be filled in. She explains that she overheard her beau Harker say "the most horrible things" about her silly desire to be a doctor and how he figured proposing to her would make her yearn for kitchens, babies and bare feet, and how she hasn't talked to him since.