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On Wednesday, each of the "X Factor" top four finalists sang three times: one solo song selected by America, another solo picked by his/their respective mentor, and then a duet with a fellow contestant. And the duets were, well, kind of "Voice"-y, as the paired-up contestants battled each other in what sort of looked like an X-shaped boxing ring.
But the duets were actually the weakest part of the show. If Simon, Kelly, Demi, and Paulina had been sitting in spinning red chairs, they probably wouldn't have turned around. The solos , though? They were, for the most part, pretty good — and sometimes pretty great . While Carlito Olivero, who sang in the tricky first spot, still seemed like the underdog, to quote Season 2 underdogs Fifth Harmony, anything could happen on Thursday's results show. This was a highly competitive week. Let's recap…
SOLO PERFORMANCES, ROUND 1
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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:
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Revenge is an especially scary notion on "American Horror Story: Coven," and sometimes all that's needed are a melon baller and some silver bullets to get the desired effect.
In an intense and casually gruesome episode, this week's "Head" not only unites witchcraft with voodoo, but also exposes an ultra-bizarre witch-hunting conglomerate that is at the nexus of the coven's danger.
With the witch hunters responsible for Cordelia's blinding and Hank's double life, and the witches matching each action with solutions for Cordelia's eyesight and Queenie's quick save, it seems as if "Horror Story" is at a temporary checkmate, as an all-out war is on the horizon. Here are the top shockers from this week's episode that made our eyes pop out of our heads.
Through a traumatic boyhood flashback, it's revealed that Hank comes from a long line of witch hunters and began shooting, or rather failing to shoot, silver bullets at a young age.
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If the thought of watching that treacle-sweet stop-motion Rudolph one more time makes you want to grind your teeth down to the gums, Adult Swim is happy to provide you with an antidote in the form of stop-motion elves eaten by reindeer, Emmet Otter's final jug-band rehearsal, "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane reprising his role as Santa, and a surly rabbi at a spelling bee.
This clip is from the third "Robot Chicken" holiday-themed special and, like its predecessors, the "Born Again Virgin Christmas Special" is full of cheer, but also enough bleeped language that you're probably not going to want to share it with the whole family. Fortunately, show creators Seth Green and Matt Senreich will be live-tweeting the show (with the hashtag #RCXmas) so you can watch it with your Internet family.
The "Robot Chicken: Born Again Virgin Christmas Special" airs Monday night/Tuesday morning at midnight on Cartoon Network.
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Original showrunner Frank Darabont and original series star Jon Bernthal are now both veterans of "The Walking Dead," but their collaboration on the AMC drama was such a positive experience that Darabont lined Bernthal up for his next project while he was still playing out his last days as doomed cop Shane.
"Oh, literally, I was on the set of 'The Walking Dead,'" Bernthal tells Yahoo TV. "Frank and I, after he left, we stayed in very close communication. He just called me up and said, 'Hey, pal. I've got something for you that I'm writing, stay available. Don't take another TV show.'
"I said, 'You got it, buddy.' I had no idea what it was. The show could have been about anything. As far as I was concerned, the chance to work with Frank again was all I needed to hear. It was just an unbelievable honor."
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Last night, Cole Vosbury and James Wolpert were eliminated from "The Voice," just as my "The Day After" co-host Matt Whitfield and I had predicted. Of course, I'm sad to see my personal favorite, Cole, go...but Blake Shelton is probably even sadder, as Cole's elimination means Team Blake's winning streak has officially come to an end.
So now we are down to Team Adam's Tessanne Chin and Will Champlin, and Team Xtina's Jacquie Lee. Who has the best shot of winning on next week's finale? Today, Matt and I discuss this and more. Check out our latest dish below, and be sure to share your thoughts in the comments section as well!
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Amazon's fledgling original series "Alpha House" kicked off its official first season on Nov. 15, and by now fans are catching on that there's a new original series to compete with Netflix powerhouses "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black." The new series, directed by Garry Trudeau, follows four Republican senators living in a house together on Capitol Hill and stars acting veterans John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy, and Mark Consuelos.
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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.
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SPOILER ALERT: This recap contains storyline and character spoilers.
When Clay Morrow was killed with two episodes still left to air in Season 6, it was a pretty safe bet that something even more shocking, and more heartbreaking, was going to happen in the “Sons of Anarchy” season finale. Still, could anyone have predicted this: motorcycle mama Gemma — high, drunk, and working off a big dose of misinformation — stabbing her daughter-in-law Tara to death in the head, using a carving fork, while also pushing Tara’s head into a sinkful of dishwater in her kitchen?
Good-guy Charming cop Eli became another victim when Juice burst into the kitchen and shot the sheriff so he could clean up the scene and get Gemma out of the house. That left Jax, who’d agreed to turn himself into district attorney Patterson as the source of the gun from the season premiere school shooting, to walk into the Teller home and find his dead wife.
Patterson, who arrived at the house to pick up Jax in the deal that would clear the club and Tara (and leave Tara free to raise Abel and Thomas while Jax served time), walked in as Jax sat on the floor, sobbing while he cradled Tara’s body in his arms.
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Looks like Blake Shelton's winning streak is finally over. For the first time in "Voice" history, he has no chance of triumphing on the show. After leading Jermaine Paul, Cassadee Pope, and Danielle Bradbery to victory over the past three "Voice" seasons, Blake is officially out of the running, having lost his one remaining team member, Cole Vosbury, on Tuesday's semifinals results episode.
Meanwhile, Blake's archrival, Adam Levine, has a great chance of scoring his first "Voice" victory since Team Adam's Javier Colon took the title way back in Season 1. While Adam did suffer his first loss of the entire season (incredibly) this Tuesday, when James Wolpert was sent home in fifth place, his contestants Tessanne Chin and Will Champlin did make it through, and either has a very good shot of coming out on top. And Christina Aguilera, who's never won "The Voice," finally may taste sweet victory if her last girl standing, teen prodigy Jacquie Lee, prevails.