Posts by Kelly Woo
- kellywoo at Yahoo TV19 hrs ago
Bill Beckwith, a carpenter and contractor who co-hosted HGTV's "Curb Appeal," died Monday after his motorcycle was hit by a car in San Francisco.
The handyman helped homeowners make improvements to the outdated exteriors of their houses to raise their "curb appeal," or attractiveness to potential buyers. As a carpenter, the 38-year-old specialized in cabinetry and finish work, which he also did for his own company, BB Design.
Beckwith grew up on a vegetable farm in Maine, and developed a passion for carpentry as a child. He graduated from the University of Montana with degrees in English and martial arts, and during his summers, renovated cabins on a fly-fishing ranch. Later, he moved to San Francisco, started his own firm, and then joined the cast of "Curb Appeal."
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- kellywoo at Yahoo TV21 hrs ago
Reality television boosted Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne's fame, but now "The Talk" host regrets ever doing it.
The rocker and his wife of 30 years — along with their children, Kelly and Jack — appeared on MTV's "The Osbournes" from 2002 to 2005. It was a runaway success and made all four into big stars. But it came at a cost, Sharon Osbourne said on the U.K.'s "Graham Norton Show" recently.
She called it "the biggest mistake" of her life.
"We both worked to continue a lifestyle we had become accustomed to and we had to travel so my kids spent quite a time away from us and you can never get that time back," she admitted.
"It was the biggest mistake I ever did, but would I have wanted to live a lesser life? You make the most of what you have. I don't know how, but Jack and Kelly came out just great."
- kellywoo at Yahoo TV5 days ago
On "Survivor," if you're planning a "big move," it means one thing : You're going home.
We've seen it time and time again. Last season, Malcolm kept trying to make big moves and it cost him. This time, it's Caleb who schemes to make the big move of blindsiding Tyson and it gets him eliminated.
The thing about big moves? If you announce them to the people, it's no longer a big move.
With Caleb's departure, the Alliance of Singles is now blown to smithereens.
Here's what happened in this week's episode:
The Plot Thickens: Usually, scrambling only happens after an Immunity Challenge, but with so few players remaining, it's Scramble O'Clock all day, every day. Caleb and Hayden confer about trying to knock King Tyson off his throne, and pull in Katie and Ciera to their plan.
But Ciera immediately tattles to Tyson and assures him she's on his side until the end. They decide to get Caleb out before he can do it to them.
- kellywoo at Yahoo TV7 days ago
A sweet-voiced, instrument-strumming, classically-trained singer from Boston wows the judges and audiences of a reality competition on television. Sounds like "America's Got Talent" — but it isn't.
It's " Arabs' Got Talent."
In a surprising turn of events, Jennifer Grout, a 23-year-old white woman who doesn't speak much Arabic has made the finals of the Middle Eastern version of the popular reality show.
Grout stunned judges when she sang "Baeed Annak" ("Away From You") in Arabic, accompanying herself on a lute-like instrument called an oud — all this despite not understanding the phrase "What's your name?" Many are comparing her to Susan Boyle, a performer who seemed an unlikely star until she opened her mouth on "America's Got Talent."
- kellywoo at Yahoo TV11 days ago
Caroline Forbes is a machine of perky energy, can-do attitude, and high moral standards. There’s no project she won’t undertake — and complete.
So when she discovers Jesse has become a vampire, she sets out to make him in her image: a good vampire, one who doesn’t drain people of blood.
The problem is that this project is doomed to fail. Dr. Maxfield’s experiments turned Jesse into a vampire who doesn’t need to feed on human blood — he needs to feed on vampire blood. And that makes him dangerous to all of them. When he attacks Damon, Elena feels she has no recourse other than to stake him.
RIP, Jesse. And just when his relationship with Caroline was heating up! Can the girl not catch a break in the romance department?
Check out this week’s status updates on all the couples of “The Vampire Diaries”:
Caroline and Jesse
After last week's shocking revelation that Olivia's mom was still alive, we wondered how long it would for the daughter to find out.
As it happens, not long.
The gladiators are still chasing down info on Maya's plane, as Quinn desperately tries to hide the evidence that she killed a key witness. Meanwhile, Rowan/Eli decides to move Maya out of the country, worried now that Olivia is starting to ask questions.
But it seems the daughter takes after her mother. Maya manages to escape and confronts her Olivia on the street.
"Hi, Livy," she says softly from the shadows.
Olivia turns and sees someone she should never have seen again.
Being a newcomer to "The Vampire Diaries" can be a dangerous proposition, considering the death rate in Mystic Falls.
So, while Kendrick Sampson is enjoying his time as Jesse, the Whitmore College student who may be a love interest for Caroline, he isn't counting on graduating!
Sampson chatted with Yahoo TV about what good guy Jesse has been up to since Dr. Maxfield forced him to turn into a vampire. Plus, he weighs in on Jesse and Caroline's budding friendship/romance and whether Klaroline fans are ready to stake him!
1. Jesse's MIA! Where is he?
It seems like he's hidden away right now. He might make an appearance this week. The only thing I guess I can say is that it seems like he's being tortured right now, so he's indisposed, unfortunately (laughs).
2. Caroline actually left him a voicemail and it seems she's really worried about him. What can we expect from their relationship?
"Scandal" is all about Olivia Pope and her team of gladiators trying to unearth secrets.
For actress Khandi Alexander, it was all about keeping a big one.
When the news first hit that Alexander — a veteran of "CSI: Miami," "Treme," and "ER" — was joining the cast as Olivia's mom, Maya Lewis, many fans figured she'd pop up in flashbacks. So, when Maya was revealed to be alive — and kept prisoner by Olivia's father, Rowan — it was yet another of the show's signature narrative bombs.
Watch the scene:
Alexander chatted with Yahoo TV about keeping the big secret of Maya's whereabouts. Plus, she revealed which "Scandal" star she was most excited to meet on set.
What's the reaction been like to the twist that Maya's alive and generally, the craziness that is "Scandal'?
I am in Boston doing a play, [so] I'm not in it. I'm kind of sheltered from all of that so all the craziness is happening, but I am not part of it just yet.
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Of all the memorable moments on "Friends," one of the most shocking, OMG, did-not-see-that-coming scenes was during the Season 4 finale, when Monica popped out from under the covers of Chandler's bed in London.
That hook-up began their long romance, which ended with the two of them married, adoptive parents of twin babies, and set to move to suburbia.
But just how did Monica and Chandler get together? Was their pairing the intention of "Friends" producers from the beginning?
The idea had been "kicking around," he says, mostly due to the chemistry between Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry. But the writers were feeling “relationship ennui" after the epic "will they/won't they" and "we were on a break" saga of Ross and Rachel.
By Season 3, though, the drama of Ross and Rachel's relationship was melting away, and the writers became eager to try to make Monica and Chandler happen.
The "blood vs. water" twist this season on "Survivor" has already produced quite a few memorable moments — Aras and Vytas tussling, Rupert taking his wife's place on Redemption Island, and John not taking Candice's place.
But we're sure the producers' dreams really came true when Ciera voted out her own mother.
Watch the moment:
This has been building ever since Laura came back from Redemption Island. At the time, Laura's return seemed more like a hindrance than a helpful turn of events for Ciera, who'd clawed her way into an alliance with Tyson and the guys. This week, with Tina's exit, Ciera and Laura are the only couple left in the game — which puts a huge target on both their backs.
And Ciera does the best thing for Ciera: eliminating her mom.
It's sad and distressing; she cries and apologizes to Laura for writing her name down. Laura just smiles and says it's OK, that she loves her, that she'll be back. Now, Ciera can play her own game without worrying about her other half. Now, she can focus solely on winning.
A rundown of this week's episode: