Ch-ch-ch-changes for ‘Mad Men’
August 16th, 2010
03:08 PM ET

Ch-ch-ch-changes for ‘Mad Men’

Editor’s Note: This post contains spoilers for the Sunday, August 15 episode of AMC’s "Mad Men."

1965 appears to be the year of milestones for our friends at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, and this week’s episode contained plenty of those changes. Pete’s having a baby, Ken’s back with a fiancée in tow and Peggy made a friend.

We began with Roger telling Pete to make the Clearasil account go away because it was a conflict of interest with the more lucrative Pond’s account. Clearasil, if you’ll remember, falls under the umbrella of Pete’s father-in-law’s company, Vicks Chemical.

But Pete failed to break the bad news when his father-in-law dropped a bombshell of his own: Trudy, after years of trying, is finally pregnant with the couple’s first child. (Well, Trudy’s first child. Pete and Peggy’s lovechild is still out there, somewhere, waiting for their inevitable reunion. Or maybe that’s just me.)

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Everything’s broken on ‘True Blood’
August 16th, 2010
01:05 PM ET

Everything’s broken on ‘True Blood’

Editor’s Note: This post contains spoilers for the Sunday, August 15 episode of HBO’s “True Blood.”

Breaking news! Everyone on this show is a total train wreck, but you already knew that, didn’t you? Let’s get to it.

Eric and Pam were thwarted in their attempt to flee Shreveport when Eric was taken into custody and questioned about the Magister’s disappearance. He told his tale of woe to resident ball buster Nan Flanagan and the Authority – a mysterious panel of unseen vamps present via webcam.

I spent the majority of this scene trying to figure out if Pam was wearing fuchsia Uggs. Anyhow, the gist of Eric’s testimony was this: Russell’s terrible.

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Tequila is the 'Entourage's' drink of choice
August 16th, 2010
01:03 PM ET

Tequila is the 'Entourage's' drink of choice

Fans, yesterday we watched an episode of our beloved "Entourage” with the knowledge that the show will soon be no more, a day perhaps more popularly known as the first day of the rest of our “Entourage”-watching lives.

Just like I watched last night's episode with renewed resolve after the announcement that the show would end next summer, the writers seemed to sense that renewal, and I thought they delivered a downright sexy, vintage episode.

When we last saw Vince at the conclusion of last week's show, "Hair,” he was in much-less-than-vintage shape, lying face down on the side of the pool in his birthday suit. In last week's blog, we spoke on Vince's downward spiral, and a few readers openly guessed exactly what was in the Avion tequila Vince and everyone else seemed to be so in love with.

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Drew Carey eats first ice cream since January
August 16th, 2010
01:00 PM ET

Drew Carey eats first ice cream since January

Even the strictest dieters know when to take a treat break, and Drew Carey is one of them - after knocking out a 10k race, the newly trim "Price Is Right" host cooled down with a taste of something sweet.

“Just completed my first 10k in almost 25 years,” Carey tweeted Sunday, noting that he finished with a “sub-60” time.

And as a reward for his effort, he added, “Then I had my first ice cream since January.”

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'Millionaire Matchmaker' back on the market
August 16th, 2010
11:34 AM ET

'Millionaire Matchmaker' back on the market

She’s successfully found partners for other people, but now “Millionaire Matchmaker” star Patti Stanger has ended her own relationship. On Saturday, the Bravo star announced that she and boyfriend of six years Andy Friedman had called it quits.

“I just ended my relationship with Andy,” tweeted 49-year-old Stanger, who got engaged on her birthday last year. “It hit me really hard that I want kids in my life. You have to agree on the non-negotiables.”

Now that she’s back on the market, Stanger is trying to stay positive. “You always have to have your heart open,” she tweeted yesterday. “Learn from past relationships, try not to become bitter from them.”

And from the sound of it, she’s already enjoying her newfound freedom. “With @joemanganiello from 'True Blood' at the Breakthrough Awards,” she wrote last night, including a Twitpic of the pair. “He's so hot Woof!”

Neil Patrick Harris expecting twins
August 16th, 2010
11:03 AM ET

Neil Patrick Harris expecting twins

Neil Patrick Harris is the latest member of the “How I Met Your Mother” cast to get bitten by the baby bug – the actor and his longtime partner David Burtka are expecting twins.

Harris – whose co-stars Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders each became moms last year – announced his good news via Twitter on Saturday.

“So, get this: David and I are expecting twins this fall. We're super excited/nervous/thrilled. Hoping the press can respect our privacy,” he wrote.

According to reports, Harris, 37, and 35-year-old Burtka, an actor and chef, will welcome their bundles of joy via a surrogate in October.

Rumors first surfaced that the couple were searching for a surrogate in June 2009, but the former “Doogie Howser, M.D.” star slyly told People, “We are not currently expecting a baby," adding, “Maybe someday …" It looks like that day is here.

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