“True Blood’s” fourth season hasn’t officially started yet, but cast additions for Season 5 are already underway. A former “Felicity” cast member has been tapped to appear in Season 4’s season finale and bleed into the following season. It’ll be a major recurring role that will continue if the show gets a renewal from HBO. Something tells me, that’ll be a no-brainer for the network. So will it be Felicty, Ben, Noel or Elena?
The upcoming season revolves around fairies which makes Keri Russell a natural fit considering her gorgeous naturally curly hair. For years, Russell refused to head back to television, but returned last year in Fox’s awful sitcom “Running Wilde“. A recurring role on “True Blood” might entice her to try a TV comeback one more time. Scott Speedman has already played a werewolf in the “Underworld” movies, so putting on another set of fangs wouldn’t be that far of a stretch.
Perhaps it’s Scott Foley who played the adorable Noel. In the past few years, he’s done numerous guest spots on popular shows like “Cougar Town” and most recently “Grey’s Anatomy“. A hop, skip and jump to cable television could be another stop for him. Lastly, there’s Tanji Miller. She’s been relatively quiet the past few years, but she could easily fit in with the Bon Temps crew. If she joined, she could play a long-lost relative of Tara & Lafayette’s. But enough teasing, let’s get on with the reveal.
After a slight preemption by President Obama, “The Voice” got underway and delivered last night’s results. Well, not right away. Taking a cue from “American Idol“, the results show was an hour long. You know what that means, it’s time for some useless filler. Hopefully next season, the producers axe that entire backstage Twitter trending chatter from that blond chick aka Alison Haislip, the social media correspondent. LOL. After watching her talk about worldwide trending topics for weeks, I long for the cheesy Idol Ford commercials. Damn you social media correspondent.
The other fillers included a couple of live performances. The Final 8 sang George Michael’s “Faith“, while Cee Lo Green put a wig on and performed “Bright Lights Bigger City“. The only segment I found remotely entertaining was Blake Shelton taking Xenia and Dia Frampton on his private plane to a festival he was playing at. Like last night, both Dia and Xenia got up on stage to join him. But enough stalling on my part, let’s get on with the results.
So here’s how the judges’ points and the public votes factored in with the results. The judges were given 100 points each and allowed to distribute it as they saw fit between their two singers. The public votes were then converted to a 100% scale with each act receiving points depending on the percentage they received with their respective team. In essence, each act could score up to 200 points.
Typically dancers have pretty good butts. If you’ve been watching this season’s “So You Think You Can Dance” and noticed one of the dancers has a perkier one than the others, I’ve uncovered why? Before he landed a spot in Season 8’s Top 20, Alexander Fost was busy doing butt tutorials. The 21-year-old Californian native appeared in a workout DVD, “Butt Camp“.
At first glance, you would think it’s a joke someone dreamt of for a viral video. Turns out, as Patrick initially wrote a while back, the DVD was for real. You can purchase the ultimate butt workout for a $19.99 to find the key to a juicier butt in just 50 minutes. The DVD even features alternate endings. LOL. If you long for the days when Richard Simmons gave high-impact exercises, here’s something that’s even gayer. The only thing missing is some glittery bedazzled shorts.
What’s Inside the Workout:
Technically, it’s on the same island since ABC’s “Lost” was filmed on Hawaii, but you catch the drift. For “Hawaii Five-0’s” second season, Daniel Dae Kim will be welcoming a fellow Oceanic 815 survivor on set. Kim plays Chin Ho Kelly, but his former “Lost” co-star will be connected with Alex O’Loughlin’s Steve McGarret instead.
This “Lost” alum will play a former Navy Seal commander who trained with McGarrett and also served with McGarrett’s dad in the Vietnam war. His character will be a strong and stubborn man, who you want on our side. He will also hold many answers McGarrett is looking for, surrounding this parents’ deaths. Dum, dum, dum… Curious to see which actor is coming on board to play this character? Continue reading.
Last week Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine’s teams took to the stage and performed for a spot in the semifinals. After a week of voting and purchasing singles on iTunes, the results were in. First up to hear how his team fared was Cee Lo Green. Earning the most votes from the viewing public was Vicci Martinez. Definitely a no-brainer there. With the Thompson sisters, Nakia and Curtis Grimes left, Cee Lo hummed and hawed before saving Nakia. SHOCKER… not really. Green has had a big boy bond with Nakia since the beginning.
Next up was Adam Levine, who BTW was kinda of a douche tonight. He claimed to never had heard of two of the eight songs performed tonight. Levine went as far to say that one of the contestants sang it better than Adam Lambert. Out of line, dude… out of line. Any opportunity Levine can give a dig to American Idol, he’ll take it. Getting the free pass to the semis via the public vote was Javier Colon. Levine then, surprisingly, picks Casey Weston over Jeff Jenkins. Thank GOD!!! I was hoping he’d do that, but didn’t think he would.
With last week’s results now revealed, we now know the Top 8. Overall, I’m okay with the results. There isn’t one person I feel doesn’t deserve a spot there. Well done America and judges. Speaking of which, three of them took to the stage tonight. Shelton performed his current hit with his two ladies (Dia Frampton and Xenia), while Adam Levine reunited with his Maroon 5 bandmates to perform a duet with Christina Aguilera. It actually wasn’t half bad. Check out the the semifinal performances below and see who has the goods to advance to the finals.
As we speak, these gentlemen are probably being put through the ringer by Dick Wolf. The five actors have all been flown out to New York to test opposite Mariska Hargitay in hopes of narrowing down the field to finding a new male lead for “Law & Order: SVU“. Fans of the show were shocked when Christopher Meloni who plays fan-favorite Detective Elliot Stabler was leaving the show. After playing the character for 12 seasons on the venerable drama, the actor left when contract negotiations broke down. He was asking for a pay increase.
When word got out that Stabler was leaving the show, NBC and show producers insisted they were only looking at big names to replace the hunky Meloni. I recognize a few of these actors, but I certainly wouldn’t call them household names. I guess the producers weren’t able to catch that big fish. Instead they went with a different route- a younger one. All five contenders are younger than 50-year-old Christopher Meloni. Get to know the Law & Order: SVU Final Five. Sounds like a new reality competition, doesn’t it? NBC should probably film the entire thing and air the eliminations leading up to Law & Order’s 13th season premiere. LOL.
Holy So You Think You Can Dance BATMAN! I’m pretty much in SYTYCDC overload, with both the American and Canadian versions running in tandem, I really don’t know if I’ll be able to keep up. I’ll apologize right out of the gate, as the American version is definitely my focus at the moment as the competition has just started and the talent this year is unbelievable – at least from the female competitors! Will Canada be able to rise to the challenge and show our friends to the south what it truly means to dance?!
It’s going to be another summer filled with the nasally Leah Miller, who I personally can’t stand watching breakdown on the screen each week as the next wave of dancers is eliminated. Combined that disaster with Jean-Marc’s awful critics and Tre’s love fest for every dance in the top twenty and I think my head may just explode! I’m hoping the audition segments run for a good four or five weeks to give me a break before we get down to the business with the finalists showing us what they’ve got in Toronto and making it through to the live voting shows!
Get ready gleeks because Glee is about to make a major shift at the end of season 3. Ryan Murphy sat in the booth with Ryan Seacrest on Friday and stated that all the original characters of the show (who were juniors last year) would indeed graduate in an episode to air in May 2012. In my opinion, I’m glad it’s happening. Nothing is more annoying than a show where the characters are in high school for 6 years and never seem to age or progress. Here’s what Ryan had to say:
“I don’t think of it in terms of eliminating or replacing. Because I think the thing about this cast is people love them and they are incredibly talented. They’ve left sort of an indelible mark. The thing that I wanted to do and the cast wanted to do, we didn’t want to have a show where they were in high school for eight years. We really wanted it to be true to that experience. We thought it would be really cool if we were true to the timeline.”
So with all the major changes that will occur at the end of next season, who will remain? Will Murphy reveals that Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch will remain as the two staples in the show while the show will continue to introduce new and fresh talent. Think Saved by the Bell: The New Class where Principal Belding stayed the same but the kids changed in and out. However, will a new cast of kids change the show and make it less successful? Hasn’t America fallen in love with the characters already introduced? My fear is that the new set of kids won’t live up to expectations and the show will drop. So who will fill the shows of Puck, Rachael, Finn and Quinn?