Get another preview of tonight's new episode of Supernatural in the sneak preview below! In this clip, Sam and Dean's discussion abruptly comes to a halt when the situation takes a dangerous turn...
Remember, this is the second of two clips -- you can see the other clip from tonight's episode at the end of Jason C.'s Supernatural recap!
Supernatural fans, our boys are back tonight at 9/8c! And today's recap is a very special one. First, Jason C. recaps the gory yet tender Christmas episode. But that's not all! Stay tuned at the end for a sneak preview clip from tonight's all-new episode. Looks like the brothers aren't seeing eye-to-eye on Ruby... Check it out, and keep checking back, because we'll have another preview clip up soon.
Finally, new episodes of Smallville are back tonight at 8/7c! Jason C. catches you up on the last new episode, Gemini. It was action-packed: a bomb was planted on Chloe, Grant and Lois broke it off, Lois confronted Lex, and Bizarro Clark was at large. Watch and get ready for tonight's new episode!
The Daredevil Divas won, and we're pretty happy about it -- are you? They actually seem to like each other, they're beautiful in unconventional ways (we love how muscular Jenileigh is -- she's no waif), and their talent portion was pretty darn cool.
Besides the Daredevils, though, last night's Crowned finale still had a lot to offer: painfully iridescent gowns, awkward declarations of philanthropy, and an earsplitting "talent" portion from the Sincere Sexy Reds. In short, it was a fitting end to a show that's always made us feel equal parts amused and embarrassed.
In true pageant style, the show culminated in a series of competitions: swimsuit, evening gown, talent, and interview. Swimsuit and evening gown were relatively uneventful, but the competition heated up during the talent portion. The Daredevil Divas rocked the house with their aerial number (though Jenileigh once again did most of the work, even though Moya gamely tried to get more involved this time around). Dream Gals tried their hand at accapella singing, and they fared better than before, but they still didn't totally wow us -- or the judges. Then there were the Sincere Sexy Reds. Breathlessly clueless until the end, the pair's rendition of "Climb Every Mountain" was worse than before -- something we didn't think was possible! The talent competition got fierce, though, when Gifted Dolls performed their dance number. This time Rachelle's hat stayed on and the dolls were in sync.
The Sincere Sexies were the victims of an ambush desashing (gasp!) after completely blowing their Sound of Music piece... and we loved every minute. While they're not really worthy of making it to the finale, the pair is just pure entertainment value. The Crowned editors had so much fun with them, too -- we loved how near the beginning of the ep, Laura voiceovered about her and her mom's great relationship... and the editors cut to Laura ripping on her mom's walking ability and rolling her eyes repeatedly. Awesome.
Hollis and Gina, our early favorites, clearly weren't going to win this thing -- they had no sob story, no real evolution, and they were almost cloyingly sweet at times. Still, we were happy to see them place third -- and more importantly, above the horrid Sincere Sexies!
As for the Gifted Dolls, save for their kidney transplant backstory, they weren't the most memorable pair. What we will give them is that they had the best interview answer. Instead of giving a number or a percentage when asked how much of their $100,000 prize they'd give to charity, they just said "As much as we'd need to." Brilliant! No one could fault them for that, and they still sounded philanthropic. Meanwhile, the Dream Gals were too precise with their ten percent. It was still a decent sum, but compared to the others they ended up sounding cheap. In an overwhelming burst of generosity, the Daredevils offered to give ALL -- we'd love to know if they were held to that! We also would have loved to see how the Sincere Sexy Reds would have answered this question. Too bad they'd already been desashed.
So what did you think of the finale? Did the best team win? Which competition was your favorite? And would you watch another round of Crowned, or have you had your fill?
We're back with the next two rounds of ladies in our Who's The Hottest of Them All contest, where we pit some of The CW's most gorgeous stars against each other. If you haven't already, cast your vote for Groups One and Two! We'll narrow down the ladies' pool by half after this week, and you'll have your chance to vote for the men next week. Is it just us, or is it getting hot in here?
Three more after the jump, so click through!
We read on to the final paragraph:
"The portrayal of 20-somethings is so wildly inauthentic and unfamiliar as to make watching it feel like foreign correspondence. One Tree Hill is a no-arrogance, no-entitlement zone, and I’m (shamefully) happy to pull up and park."
So yeah, it's a guilty pleasure. Okay, we agree with them there. But there's no need to rip on the show for being unrealistic. We love OTH precisely because it's not believable -- it transports us to a fantasy world where anything is possible, from successful marriage and motherhood at 18 to overseeing a booming business at 22. Yeah, our boyfriends don't look like Nathan and our career isn't quite as stellar as Brooke's... but that's why we watch TV!
The characters' lives might not be that relatable, but their personal relationships are. Who hasn't been involved in a love triangle, worked with a wiseass, or wanted someone who's already attached? Sometimes the solutions to these situations aren't so easy to find in real life; that's why we love watching the OTH gang make sense of it all, even when the outcome isn't totally plausible.
Check out the article for yourself and tell us what you think. We'll be talking more about it in this week's One Tree Hill podcast!
We finally got the flashback ep we were hankering for. But what did we really learn? We learned that three years earlier the Cobras (Really? Were all the other cool team names taken?) won their first championship game with Nathan carrying the team, Whitey coaching, and Lucas acting as the assistant coach. Whitey retired before the game even ended and he got Lucas the job as the new head coach.
Taking Whitey’s “There’s more important things than basketball” advice to heart, Lucas headed directly from the game bus to the airport. He was excited about the future and decided he needed to spend it with Peyton. But she wasn’t ready for that.
How could Peyton not see the popping the question thing coming a mile away? The boy dressed up, did the fancy dinner thing and got a room at a super swanky hotel! Maybe it was because she was distracted by her miserable mail room job. We knew they would break up, but we figured it would have been over something catastrophic. One year earlier Peyton was ready to give up her BFF for this guy, and now they’re just going to split forever over a little thing like geography?
We did learn that Lindsey was rooting for the Luke and Peyton in the novel when she first read it. How much things can change in three years!
What we loved:
We knew that Lucas helped Nathan and his family get though the early years, between school and basketball and diapers—they needed it! But we didn’t ever get to see it firsthand. We loved seeing them all together as a family. How cute was it that little Jamie’s first word was ball!
We loved the timing in the episode. It was so sweet that just as Lucas was suffering so much from Peyton’s rejection, he got the acceptance of his life. He got the call that they were going to publish his book as he stood in the line at the airport trying to get out of L.A.!
We especially enjoyed seeing Lucas and Brooke in NYC together celebrating their successes. Who knew that flashing an engagement ring could score you freebies all over the Big Apple? But we didn’t love seeing Lucas be so stupid and try to kiss Brooke mere hours after he and Peyton split.
And we really love the fact that Lucas never got rid of the engagement ring. He still keeps it in his sock drawer and looks at it from time to time.
What we didn’t love:
What’s up with Nathan’s black socks? The rest of the basketball team had the good sense to wear white socks with their uniform. There’s just no excuse for that—especially since he was probably the only one on the team who had a wife!
We hate that Nathan didn’t take Whitey’s advice. The Coach reminded him not to let his temper to get the best of him or he’d end up bitter and regretful like his old man. Oops.
And speaking of Whitey, we didn’t appreciate them leaving us hanging about the man. What happened to him? Did he really retire after just one year as a college coach? We haven’t seen him in any of the current episodes and frankly, we’re nervous.
We really didn’t like the fact that Lucas gave Lindsey the original bamboo plant. It kind of changes everything about her being thoughtful and sweet with the gifting. She was clearly marking her territory when she gave the plants to Brooke and Peyton. Literary hussy!
And finally, we wanted to scream at the TV when, back in the now, Brooke pieced it all together and asked Lucas if he still loves Peyton and he simply replied, “I’ve got to get back to Lindsey.”
What about you? What'd you think of the flashback episode? Do you like the flashbacks, or would you prefer that the show stay in the present?
Jason C. can't believe the ladies' behavior at their cocktail party! From Gina's tipsy canoodling to Patty's pukefest, the fiesta was anything but boring. Get the video recap!
One Tree Hill hasn't been very forthcoming this season with Karen information! We’re slowly getting an idea about what has been going on with her -- where she is and what she is doing. But it’s seriously excruciating. Those shifty producers are just giving us pieces of information here and there. Lucas got a postcard from his mom and sister from Scotland. Then Lucas had a photo of a cute little curly-headed brunette girl on his desk at school. It had to be Lily!
What do you think/hope Karen and Lily are doing now? Are you missing Karen on the show? Post in the comments!
On the set of One Tree Hill, Lee Norris talked with Jason C. about Mouth's dreams, the obstacles he faces in Season Five, and how his past has propelled him a new direction.
A couple of comics-related stories hit our desks over the last few days, and we couldn't resist sharing.
First up, those Winchester boys from Supernatural are getting another shot at comics greatness. TVGuide reports the new series, "Rising Son," will be a "dysfunctional-family story," according to writer Peter Johnson, who's also a coexecutive producer on the TV show. "We're really going to explore the differences between Sam and Dean in this one. Dean is becoming aware of what his dad's up to and we'll see him training and hunting a little bit, while John will start to key in on something different about Sam."
There's a third Supernatural comics series in the works, and the first one -- "Supernatural Origins" -- will be published as a trade paperback in April. Nice!
It's not all good news in Comicsland, however. Remember how we told you that Smallville's Chloe Sullivan would be showing up in the Superman comic? Not anymore. Earth's Mightiest reports that plans to add Chloe to the comic-book mix have been scrapped.
"Chloe is an exciting character on the television show, and we had hoped to work her into DC continuity, but unfortunately, the stars did not align properly, and even though we had announced it, she will not be appearing in any of the issues of Superman or Action Comics," DC Comics's VP Dan DiDio said.
What happened? No one knows, although the speculation ranges from the thought that comics Chloe would be too different from TV Chloe, to mutterings that series creators Al Gough and Miles Millar quashed the idea.
What do you think? Will you be scooping up the Supernatural comics? Will you mourn the lost opportunities for Chloe in the comics? And what other CW show should get the 2-D treatment?
Anyone catch this ad on The CW promoting Gossip Girl last night? The CW was the only major network NOT airing the State of the Union address... so they decided to use it to their advantage and poke a little fun at Bush, Condi, and Cheney.
So what do you think? Did the ad make you laugh, or just cringe? Tell us!
Jason C. recaps an action-packed One Tree Hill episode. Quentin and Jason mouthed off, Victoria oozed pure evil, and Peyton confronted Lucas. And that's just the start of it! Get all the scoop -- watch Jason C.'s recap!
We don't know about you, but we're getting sick of winter. To pass the time until spring finally comes, we've decided to turn up the heat – by looking at the CW hotties who make us warm all over. But no matter how many times we hash it out in the office, we can't decide: Who's the hunkiest guy on the network? What about the most gorgeous girl? How could we possibly choose?
Short answer: We won't. You will! We've got a selection of the most delectable men and women from all of your favorite scripted shows on The CW. We're pitting them against each other – and you get to vote for the one who makes your pulse race or your temperature spike. How’s that for a way to beat the winter blues?
Take a look at the polls below. You vote, and the winners of each matchup will advance to the next round. By the end of the month, you’ll have decided who are the most stunning man and woman on the CW network. May the hottest two win!
We're starting with the ladies. Part one is today, and we'll have more ladies for you to vote on later this week. Then we'll kick off next week with the men of The CW. The competition will last through February, so keep the temps rising (on your monitor, at least) and get voting!
Lots more after the jump, so keep reading!
We'll have more ladies for you to vote on later this week -- then next week, the men compete!
Lindsey Shaw talks with Jason C. about being friends with her manager, dabbling in writing and other side projects, and why she never litters.
Were you part of the Macy's madness? Sophia Bush and Daphne Zuniga stopped by a Macy's in New York packed with frenzied One Tree Hill-lovers, and each group wanted to prove to us that they were the ultimate OTH fans (usually, they proved this by screaming even louder). Special props to the Ravens jersey wearers and the pumped girl in hot pink. They're definitely devoted. Check out the video and be the judge -- which fan is the craziest for OTH? Or is it you?
John Winchester may be a divisive figure, but everyone loves Jeffrey Dean Morgan. That’s why we were thrilled to see the actor who portrays Papa Winchester in this New York Post article. As a bonus, he’s talking about his dog, a rescued Rottweiler mix named Bisou who JDM raised from a two-day-old puppy. He even bottle-fed her!
“Bisou's become quite accustomed to being on sets," Morgan tells the NYP pets reporter. “The first thing she figures out is the location of the food truck. If she ever goes missing, she turns up there, doing her ‘I haven't eaten in 100 years' thing."
You can see JDM in the current chick-flick P.S. I Love You, and you can catch both the man and his pup in the upcoming film “The Accidental Husband," co-starring Uma Thurman. “We were shooting here in New York, and I had Bisou off-leash," Morgan says. “She came running up behind me like a crazy dog." Director Griffin Dunne was charmed by the doggy drama and kept it in!
Our only complaint: Whenever JDM gets some press, they mention his stint on Grey’s Anatomy and maybe his time on Weeds (if they’re talking about his on-again relationship with Mary Louise Parker), but they never give his Supernatural credit. Come on, journalists – throw our show a bone!