Posts by Kelly Woo
- kellywoo at Yahoo TV11 hrs ago
The phrase "game-changing" is tossed around a lot when it comes to television shows, but no series — absolutely no series, definitely now and perhaps ever — does it better than "Scandal."
The analogy of moving the chess pieces around? Nope. Not good enough. "Scandal" is more like an Etch-A-Sketch — just when you think you've got a handle on the characters and the plots, Shonda Rhimes and her evil team of writers shakes everything up.
As Scott Foley, who plays Jake Ballard, so eloquently put it:
Let's go straight to how the winter finale ended and where some of the characters are, shall we?
Olivia: Everything she thought about her mother and father are totally upended.
- kellywoo at Yahoo TV22 hrs ago
Mary Stuart has learned the hard way that being queen isn't all that it's cracked up to be.
This season on "Reign," Mary (Adelaide Kane) has gotten engaged to a man she hasn't seen since they were kids, moved to another country, and faced death threats.
And now she might become queen of another country!
In this sneak peek clip from tonight's big winter finale, Mary learns some potentially life-altering news: The queen of England is dying.
"Many suspect and believe the rightful heir to the English throne is you, Mary Stuart," King Henry proclaims. But while he's overjoyed at the news, Mary just looks stunned.
And that's not all! Henry goes on to note that Mary's marriage to his son, Francis (Toby Regbo) will help secure her claim.
"It's time you and Francis are wed," he declares.
- kellywoo at Yahoo TV23 hrs ago
Iconic television comedy "Murphy Brown" premiered 25 years ago, made Candice Bergen a star, and was famously the topic of a speech by Dan Quayle during the 1992 election.
But it could've all turned out very differently, as Bergen and creator Diane English on her talk show. CBS apparently didn't want Bergen to play the acid-tongued Murphy.
"They wanted someone much younger," Bergen acknowledged. "They said, 'Couldn't Murphy be coming back from a week at a spa, does it have to be a month at Betty Ford for alcoholism? And does she have to be 40, couldn't she be in her early 30s?' And Diane said, 'Are you insane? The whole point is her edges.'"
An incredulous Couric then revealed the name of the actress that the network almost cast instead — Heather Locklear!
As the audience gasped, Couric quickly made sure to say she had nothing against Locklear. "But she's not Murphy Brown!"
Amen to that!
It's Called 'Fifty Shades of Grayson' for a Reason! 7 Things to Know About the 'Vampire Diaries' Winter Finale
The humans are fighting back, and that could mean big trouble for Elena, Damon, and the rest of the Mystic Falls gang on "The Vampire Diaries."
Last week, we got an in-depth look at the decades-long Augustine project, which used Damon as a vampire test subject. When he finally got free, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) embarked on a quest for revenge against every living Whitmore — a story that shocked and appalled girlfriend Elena (Nina Dobrev).
But then, Elena herself was taken to Dr. Wes Maxfield's lab of doom. The winter finale is "a pretty intense episode," promised writer and executive producer Caroline Dries.
"We start with Elena still in that lab and she's wondering, a) where she is, b) what the heck is Wes doing to her, because he seems to have a very clear and secret agenda," Dries told Yahoo TV in a phone interview.
There’s not a lot people can agree on these days — seriously, the topics of health care, same-sex marriage, and taxes are banned during the holidays, OK? — but pretty much everyone can agree on one thing:
King Joffrey is. the. worst. of. all. time.
The “Game of Thrones” character is so reviled, so hated, so spit upon that HBO is actually holding an online roast for him. From December 12-13, the cable network is hosting a roast on Twitter, Facebook, Vine, and Instagram using the hashtag #RoastJoffrey. Participants can go to RoastJoffrey.com to see the best, most vicious selections.
Of course, the Internet doesn’t wait for anybody, so Twitter users are already abuzz with viral distaste for the boy ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. Check out a few of our fave disses so far:
'Scandal' Stars Katie Lowes and Guillermo Diaz on HuckleberryQuinn's Future: 'He Might Have a Little More Respect for Her'
Fans of "HuckleberryQuinn" on "Scandal" were shocked last week when the relationship between the mentor and his protégé took a very dark turn.
After finding out Quinn had betrayed Olivia Pope and the other gladiators, Huck went B-613 on Quinn — tying her up, torturing her, and even pulling out a tooth! He spared her life, but only because she seemingly promised to get to Eli Pope and kill him!
So where does the HuckleberryQuinn pairing go from here? We chatted with stars Guillermo Diaz and Katie Lowes about their big scene, a potential romance, and this week's big winter finale.
What was your reaction when you first read the torture scene?
Lowes: Oh, wow.
Diaz: I think people cried during the table read. I was completely shocked and it was really unexpected and I just remember thinking, "Oh my god, we have to shoot this." I was excited and scared and just crazy happy that we were getting to shoot this amazingly written scene. As an actor, it's what you want.
Watch as Huck prepares Quinn for torture:
You're very good friends, did that make it easier or harder to shoot?
Lowes: I think that made it easier, really.
SPOILER ALERT: This recap contains storyline and character spoilers.
Another week, another intense tribal council on “Survivor.”
Wow, can Hayden and Ciera talk or what? For two people who have very little hope, they do an excellent job of nearly swaying Monica to flip to their side.
She’s always been the weak link, emotionally, of the veterans’ alliance. While Monica is physically fit and can compete well in challenges, her insecurities and paranoia make her the natural target for outsiders like Hayden and Ciera.
And they almost achieve their goal. Ciera introduces doubt in Monica’s mind, saying Tyson and Gervase consider her a “puppy on a leash.” Then at tribal council, she and Hayden continue their attack and even bring her family into it. How will Brad and her children react to seeing her play Tyson’s game, instead of playing her own?
Their words definitely hit home, and a teary Monica seems to wobble. But in the end, she remains loyal and votes out Hayden.
Now, all Ciera can hope for is that her mother wins next week’s duel and returns to the game. This time, she wants mama to come back.
A rundown of this week’s episode:
- kellywoo at Yahoo TV2 days ago
The "Law & Order: SVU" team is losing another member — Captain Cragen is retiring!
Dann Florek revealed on Twitter that he filmed his last scene for the "L&O" series. In October, showrunner Warren Leight told TV Guide that the tough cop boss would retire sometime this season.
Friday was the last day 4 Cragen/Florek. It was a sweet send off! But he'll live on in syndication land 4 evah!
Florek's departure comes on the heels of the exit of another longtime cast member, Richard Belzer, whose iconic Detective Munch hung up his badge to become an investigator at the district attorney's office.
Like Munch, Cragen has been a key figure in the world of "Law & Order" since the beginning. He was the original captain on the flagship series when it debuted in 1990, and he's appeared in more than 400 episodes of the franchise.
- kellywoo at Yahoo TV3 days ago
Ian Ziering did the so-bad-it's-good Syfy movie "Sharknado" for the money — but not to support a flashy celebrity lifestyle. Rather, he did it to give his kids health insurance!
When the former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star first read the script, he was "apprehensive," as he told ABC News. But then his wife reminded him, "Look, you're going to have two babies [by] this spring, you need to go to work."
[GIFs: 10 of Pop Culture's Best Sharks]
"As an actor I get my insurance from the Screen Actor's Guild by union, and you have to make so much every year to get that type 1 insurance," he explained.
He realized he had to "take one for the team" and take on "Sharknado."
"I probably would have passed on it," the 49-year-old star admitted. "But now it's not just me, I'm providing for a wife and two kids."
- kellywoo at Yahoo TV4 days ago
"NCIS" is the gift that keeps on giving for CBS.
The mega-hit drama has already spawned one successful spinoff, "NCIS: Los Angeles." And now executive producer Gary Glasberg and star Mark Harmon are hoping the crime procedural's magic will extend to a third series set in New Orleans.
The "NCIS" team is planning a backdoor pilot — an episode of the original series that introduces the new characters for the potential spinoff — to air in spring 2014.
According to Showbiz 411, there are four main characters and the roles are open to any ethnicity. Here's a rundown of each, with our casting suggestions. Plus, check out who our followers on Twitter want to see on the spinoff!