Monday night's one hour season premiere of "How I Met Your Mother" - actually two episodes - was hit or miss for me.
The first episode was a hit. It really felt like the show had gotten its groove back with a classically structured "HIMYM," a flashback within a flashback, of Punchy's long-awaited, disastrous wedding.
All of the business with Ted trying to avoid yet another embarrassing toast, Lily trying to hide her pregnancy, and Robin's rekindled feelings for Barney worked brilliantly. It didn't hurt that Robin and Barney had a show-stopping dance number in the middle of the episode, either.
Tareq Salahi, of "White House crash-gate" and "The Real Housewives of D.C.," is having a rough time. Not only did his wife Michaele leave him for Journey's Neal Schon, prompting Tareq to file for divorce, but soon after the couple's dog died.
TMZ reports that Tareq suspects the drama with Michaele may have caused it. Perhaps the poor pup died from a broken heart, the website proposes.
To make matters worse, Tareq is also allegedly getting photos of his estranged wife's lover's penis via email.
Even if you couldn't spot Hank Azaria if you passed him on the street, you could likely ID one of the 150 plus "Simpsons" characters he has voiced over the years.
The actor recently took a break from the quirky world of Chief Wiggum, Moe, Apu and Dr. Nick to answer some iReporter questions. The always entertaining Azaria wastes no time, diving into his unprofessional work ethic as a voice actor and why it works for him… "most of the time.”
See him on his new show “Free Agents” on Wednesdays on NBC. If you missed the first episode, here's a recap.
[Editor's Note: Spoilers - and scores - from last night's "Dancing With the Stars" are included in the post below.]
It's a new season on "Dancing with the Stars"! Or, as a friend of mine calls it, "Dancing with People Who Happen to Know Stars."
Much has changed since the last season came to a close in May. The ballroom is bigger and brighter. Co-host Brooke Burke is now Brooke Burke Charvet. And host Tom Bergeron has surrendered his customary introduction of musical director Harold Wheeler to the mysterious announcer voice.
This season, 12 celebrities and their dance partners are competing to win the prestigious Mirrorball trophy. For the first week, the teams will perform either a cha-cha or a Viennese waltz.
Chris Evans is trading in his "Captain America" suit for a more lawyer-esque look in his upcoming film, "Puncture."
The 30-year-old actor stars as functioning drug addict Mike Weiss, a personal injury lawyer who manages to maintain his own practice in Houston along with his more responsible friend (played by the film's co-director, Mark Kassen). Evans' atypical attorney finds himself in the middle of a health care conspiracy after taking on the case of a nurse who was pricked by a contaminated needle.
In the clip above, Evans' Weiss works the press, touting the numerous health care workers who are charging up thousands of dollars in testing because of needle accidents. "What we're fighting for," he intones, "is the right to live in a country where human life is valued more than profit." But the question is whether Weiss can fight for his cause when he's dealing with his own dependency issues.
"Puncture" arrives in theaters September 23.
[Editor's Note: The post below contains spoilers to the September 19 premiere of "The Playboy Club."]
As television networks continue to go retro in primetime this fall, NBC's hopped on the bandwagon with new drama "The Playboy Club."
Set in Chicago in 1963, the show tries to give a weekly peek through the keyhole of Hugh Hefner's first Playboy Club. It comes off as an elite den where women dressed up in tiny, tight costumes, were paid to look perfect and brought booze to men who thought they ruled the world, simply because they carried a club key. The show does capture that fantasy whether you find it sexy or sleazy.
We begin with a voice-over from Hefner himself (and if this threw you off, don't worry - he's not narrating subsequent episodes): "I built a place in the toddlin' town where everything was perfect. Where life was magic. Where the rules were broken and fantasies became realities for everyone who walked through the doors," he says. Enter Eddie Cibrian and his devilish grin.
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