May 11th, 2010
11:51 AM ET

CBS says ‘Amazing Race’ winners didn’t cheat

Dan and Jordan Pious, the brothers who won "The Amazing Race" on Sunday night's episode, could go down as two of the most controversial winners in the show's history. The pair surged from third place to first, after moving into first class on the plane to San Francisco, giving them a head start that the other teams were never able to overcome.

Commentors on the Marquee Blog yesterday didn't hold anything back: "How is it that they could go sit in first class? They tell the contestants at the beginning of the race that they can't buy tickets for first class the very reason that they would be deplaned first," wrote commenter ish. "Dan and Jordan cheated - plain and simple. They should have been given a half hour penalty at the finish line."

Other commenters agreed. "I've never known anyone to be moved to first class without having to pay for that upgrade (which is the same as buying a 1st class ticket to begin with) – so in my opinion Dan & Jordan cheated and should have been given a penalty," wrote Wendy. FULL POST

May 11th, 2010
11:15 AM ET

‘The Daily Show’ gets the Roland touch

It was an all-ascot evening last night on "The Daily Show."

After repeatedly calling out Roland Martin for having the audacity to don an ascot during a news segment, "The Daily Show" host has joined Martin's ascot call to arms. Too bad Stewart was wearing it wrong for the first part of the show.

“Touche, Roland Martin,” the host said. “Turns out, it’s not so easy.” But he didn’t give up – Stewart continued to wear his golden ascot throughout the entire program, and at one point was joined by Senior British Person John Oliver….also wearing an ascot.

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Filed under: television
May 11th, 2010
10:46 AM ET

Who are the 10 richest kids on TV?

It’s easy to feel jealous of celebrities - the glamour, the freebies, the wardrobe. But it’s even worse when they aren’t even old enough to drive, yet make enough money to buy a new car for every day of the week.

On Monday, the New York Post released their list of the top 10 richest kids on TV.

According to the paper, “Two and a Half Men’s” Angus T. Jones, 16, who makes a whopping $250,000 an episode, snagged the top spot. The CBS star was the network’s only young actor to make the list - four spots were filled by Disney channel stars, three by Nickelodeon and two by ABC. FULL POST


Filed under: television
May 11th, 2010
10:46 AM ET

The next Susan Boyle?

She needed help walking onto the stage, but 81-year-old Janey Cutler didn't need any help in bringing the audience on "Britain's Got Talent" to their feet.

After singing a strong rendition of "No Regrets," the mother of seven, grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of four is being called the next Susan Boyle. A video of her performance on YouTube had more than 800,000 hits by Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

Cutler was discovered in Glasgow, Scotland - the same city where Boyle was found by "Britain's Got Talent" last year. And while her hand shook a bit during the song, her voice soared. See the video of her performance here.


Filed under: Music • television
May 11th, 2010
10:19 AM ET

'24' recap: Revenge best served Bauer-style

Editor's Note: You know the drill - if you haven't watched this week's episode of "24," don't read any further!

"24": Day 8 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Bauerites, the bell tolls. Only 3 hours remain, and another solid episode of "24" is in the books.

It's been said that "revenge is a dish best served cold." Well, Jack Bauer's brand of revenge is being served in sub-zero temperatures, and the forecast looks downright frosty. After Renee was murdered, we knew Jack was in a bad place, but last night's episode provided GPS navigation to the exact address of his state of mind.

In this final season of "24," the show has hit its usual stride with blistering action and sadistic brutality that makes us cringe at every turn. There are also a few stretches along the way where we focus on the day's fast-paced circumstances and keep track of the story lines. I thought this latest episode was an outstanding example of all of the above. FULL POST

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