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Its getting serious in the tent, and dessert week will turn up the heat for the nine remaining bakers. Follow the action, bake by bake, with Heidi Stephens
Last weeks live blogMeet the contestants
And thats it for another week! A brilliant episode, but Im all a-dither with the drama. Next week its pie week, and Ill be back here for more livebloggage. Come and say hi on Twitter if youre passing, youll find me @heidistephens having a lie down and breathing into a bag. Thanks for joining in, and Ill see you next week! Hx
Richard wins Star Baker, and Iain gets sent home. Should have been Norman, but inevitable, seeing as Iains Showstopper was a bin. Still, not really his fault and all a bit unfair.
I know he did it on the spur of the moment, says Mary, but its sort of unacceptable says Mary. »
- Heidi Stephens
Get Judy Greer in the same room as her Married co-star Nat Faxon for an EW Pop Culture Personality Test, and you quickly learn that the actress tears up when she laughs. You also learn that like any good fictional wife, she can predict how her fictional husband will playfully insult her.
Entertainment Weekly: What movie scared you that shouldn’t have?
Nat Faxon: What was that movie you were in? The one with the close-up? I forget what that was. »
- Mandi Bierly
In 1995 and 1997, Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. had Heat and Jackie Brown released into cinemas. Not his best films or his best performances, perhaps, but mesmerising work in excellent pictures directed by master filmmakers: the former saw him convince for Michael Mann as the cool, meticulous leader of a gang of career criminals; the latter had Quentin Tarantino give viewers a dim crim whose uncontrollable anger contributes to the unravelling of a heist.
For a whole generation of moviegoers who have grown up since, however, the adulation that's universally showered upon De Niro must be perplexing. Occasionally he summons up a portion of his old intensity – his turns in What Just Happened, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle are the (slim) picks of the last 15 years – but for anyone who got into movies from the late '90s on, he's the funny guy in Analyze This and Meet The Parents, »
The Vampire Diaries addressed the emotional season-five finale with humor at Comic-Con. With Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) in purgatory(?), how and when the duo will return to Mystic Falls has been the big question. Instead of fielding dozens of questions during the 45-minute Saturday afternoon session, The CW vampire drama debuted a spoof dealing with just that subject. Photos Titans of Comic-Con: Stars Re-Create Classic Characters Moments after Bonnie and Damon "pass over," the two ask the questions fans of the show have been wondering since May: "What just happened?" "Did we
- Philiana Ng
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Girl Meets World, Mistresses, 24: Live Another Day, and Pretty Little Liars
1 | Does Girl Meets World‘s Cory ever teach any actual history in his class? On that note, do any of Riley’s classmates pay attention to Cory when he’s teaching? Also, wasn’t it great to see Topanga and Auggie’s dynamic?
2 | Since Salem’s Increase was always so quick to invite suspected witches to, ahem, hang with him for a spell, »
The broadcast networks have more than two dozen shows debuting this fall, including Katherine Heigl‘s TV comeback, a trip to Gotham, a third NCIS and a Flash-y Arrow offshoot. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.
Next up on our list….
Photos Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New!
The Show | ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder (Thursdays at 10/9c, premiere date Tba)
The Competition | CBS’ Thursday Night Football/Elementary and NBC’s Parenthood
For months, every vaguely smart WWE fan has been predicting the demise of the company’s most dominant and consistently-pushed stable, The Shield. After all, it’s been telegraphed for a long time now.
Roman Reigns is huge, is booked as a powerhouse, and is from a giant wrestling family that happens to include The Rock. It took him ten months to be pinned on television following The Shield’s debut in November 2012. He scored virtually unprecedented eliminations at 2013’s Survivor Series (Aja Kong performed similarly in 1995), winning his team’s match as the only one left standing.
He broke the Royal Rumble record for the most eliminations there too, coming in halfway through to basically straight-up murder twelve men. So it was obvious to anyone with a brain that, sooner rather than later, The Shield would split when Reigns moved on into singles compet… wait a minute. »
- Ben Cooke
Is everyone okay? No, really, it’s a serious question: Is everyone okay? Because I’m not okay and — full disclosure — I’ve had over a week for this finale to sink into my head.
This year has been a helluva ride for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. While we’ve endured some ups and downs in terms of storytelling and pacing (we’ll dissect all of those in tomorrow’s wrap-up post) and while we dealt at times with some ultimately frustrating character developments and plot lines, there’s no question that we ended on a high, explosive note. After a »
- Andrea Towers
What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.
new to stream
Aliens of the Deep: James Cameron’s undersea science documentary introduces you to scientists whose enthusiasm is infectious and immerses you in its exotic environment in a way that makes you wish it would never end [my review] [at Netflix] Camp 14: Total Control Zone: the only person known to have escaped from a North Korean re-education camp reveals some 1984-level shit, except it’s worse, because it’s not fiction [my review] [at Netflix] Rabbit Hole: devastating drama about the impact on a couple after their young son is killed; excellent performances from Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart [at Netflix]
streaming now, before it’s on dvd
12 Years a Slave: more horror story than historical drama, terrifyingly and heartbreakingly straightforward in the real-life nightmare it depicts; Oscar’s Best Picture for 2013 [at Amazon UK Instant Video]
new to stream
- MaryAnn Johanson
New 3 Days To Kill movie got mostly bad reviews from top critics. Relativity Media released their new action/thriller flick, "3 Days To Kill" into theaters this weekend, and the reviews are in from the top movie critics. It turns out that most of them didn't like it as it got an overall score of 39 out of a possible 100 across 23 reviews at Metacritic.com. We've posted a few snippets from a couple of them (below). The movie stars: Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld, and Connie Nielsen. Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a good 75 score, stating, " Without Costner’s movie star equity, this thing could have fallen apart in the first 30 minutes. He keeps us involved, even as we’re thinking: Wait, What just happened?" Frank Scheck at the The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 60 score. He said: "It’s all absurd in a way that is typical Besson. »
10 items from 2014
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