Posts by Kelly Woo
- kellywoo at Yahoo TV8 hrs 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 TV1 day 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."
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"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 TV2 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!
Last night the hills were alive with the sound of groans disparaging "The Sound of Music Live!"
NBC's live three-hour special musical event, starring Carrie Underwood as Maria and Stephen Moyer as Captain Von Trapp, took its share of criticisms. With viewers and critics knocking everything from the gloomy lighting and cavernous sets to Underwood's she-ain't-Julie Andrews performance.
But bad reviews and Twitter takedowns aren't spoiling NBC's curtain call.
Here are five ways NBC won with "The Sound of Music Live!":
'The Vampire Diaries' Shipper-cap: Elena Learns About Damon's (Bad, Bad) Past With the Augustine Experiment
How well do you really know the ones you love?
As Elena discovers this week on "The Vampire Diaries," not as well as you think?
Elena has always known Damon is a bad boy, a complicated guy, a vampire with a sordid and bloody past. But now that their relationship is in full-on serious mode, she's discovering more about him — and much of it isn't good.
This week, she learns all about his past as an Augustine vampire — how he was captured by Dr. Whitmore, how he held on despite painful torture, and how he brutally murdered not only the entire Whitmore family but left his compadre, Enzo, behind.
Damon might be the reformed bad boy, but let's face it … when he was bad, he was really, really bad. And as much as Elena loves him, can she accept even the darkest parts of him?
Let's jump to the various relationship statuses from this week's episode. It was pretty much an A-B story week, meaning no Bonnie/Tyler, no Caroline/anybody (well, not really), and no Matt/flavor of the week:
Elena and Damon
Status: In love, but getting complicated
Better the devil you know than the one that just came back from the dead?
All through this week's episode, Olivia and team are trying to protect her mom from Eli/Rowan's machinations. They try to get her on a flight to Hong Kong, but when Rowan puts Maya on the no-fly list, Liv has to call in the president to put her on a military plane.
But as Olivia's memories come creeping in, she remembers a phone call right after Maya said goodbye for the last time. The man on the phone called her "Marie." And the name on the no-fly list, the name of the supposed deadly terrorist?
"He's not the monster," a horrified Olivia whispers as the plane takes off. "She is."
Who's sorry now??? #Scandal
Why are we surprised? They should rename this show from "Scandal" to "Roller Coaster Ride of Insane Plot Twists."
I need Shondacare. Special insurance. Years are shaved off my life every single Thursday. #Scandal
- kellywoo at Yahoo TV6 days ago
Even after 27 seasons, "Survivor" still manages to surprise us.
For just the second time in the show's history, players drew rocks after a deadlocked vote. This time, it takes place after a crazy tribal council where Tyson and Hayden essentially play tug-of-war with Ciera.
After Caleb's elimination, Hayden knows he's on the chopping block and decides to go for the ballsy move of calling out Tyson as the winner, with Gervase and Ciera playing second and third fiddles.
At tribal, Hayden keeps hammering away at Tyson as the player in control of the game. He puts doubt into Ciera's mind about her place within her alliance. Does she want to be one of four or one of three, with him and Katie? And in her four, she's clearly in last place, even behind Monica.
- kellywoo at Yahoo TV7 days ago
Casting superheroes is maybe the trickiest task in Hollywood. But The CW thinks it has found the right man behind the mask — they've tapped Grant Gustin to play the Flash in an arc on "Arrow" this season, with an eye toward a spinoff.
The 23-year-old actor is set for the role of Barry Allen, a forensic investigator who comes to Starling City to investigate robberies connected to his tragic past. A comic book nerd, Barry is fascinated by "The Hood" — without realizing that the man he's working with, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), is the very vigilante in question! And while Barry starts off as a regular guy, "Arrow" co-creator Andrew Kreisberg teased, "His life will get a bit faster."
If fan reception is warm toward Gustin's portrayal, the character will be spun off into his own series.
So, just who is the potential new Flash? Here are five things to know about Grant Gustin:
1. He warbled on "Glee."
- kellywoo at Yahoo TV8 days 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 TV8 days 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."