‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Recap: Adele’s Emergency Affects Nearly Everyone’s Love Life

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On this episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, some couples are coming together while others are falling apart and some lives are saved while others are lost.

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Thursday’s episode, “Things We Said Today.”

I was almost going to label the ending of this episode a “surprise,” but since I had heard that Adele (Loretta Devine) was going to die a couple months ago, I figured that would be a bit of a misnomer. I did start to wonder, though, when she made it through the surgery and all seemed to be well. For a minute there, I thought perhaps I’d gotten the wrong information and I was totally OK with it. Adele was a really sweet character and I hate losing her.

Adele’s illness did have an interesting impact on nearly everyone’s life on this episode. It delayed Miranda (Chandra Wilson) and Ben’s (Jason George) wedding and it gave some characters the time to get a little closer than they might have otherwise. Oh, who am I kidding? Of course they would have gotten close, just maybe not for another episode or two.

First of all, there was Jo (Camilla Luddington) and Alex (Justin Chambers). I loved the two of them trading war stories about who had the worse childhood and Jo teaching Alex to cry on cue was hilarious. I’m liking these two getting together, but I’m also glad that they didn’t immediately jump in the sack in the hotel room (at least it didn’t look like they did). It’ll be more interesting if their relationship is played out a bit longer.

The delay to the wedding also allowed Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) and Callie (Sara Ramirez) to take a step forward in their relationship. It was nice to see Arizona trying so hard to move forward. But when she couldn’t go as far as she wanted, I thought it was sweet that Callie didn’t get mad or lay blame but was there to take whatever steps Arizona was ready for.

 Then there was Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Owen (Kevin McKidd). Call me crazy, but that was just about the most romantic divorce I think I’ve ever seen. Did I misunderstand it or did they basically just decide to stay together, but without the piece of paper that put them in that box Owen kept talking about? If that’s the case, then yay! I never thought I’d be happy to see them divorce, but if it means they’ll actually get back together then I’m all for it.

The one couple I was happy to see mostly unaffected by the delay to the wedding were the ones who actually ended up getting married. I really thought that either Ben or Miranda was going to decide that all the craziness meant that they weren’t going to work out and they would call it all off. The two of them exchanging vows and looking absolutely joyful was a much better way to go.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Webber practically strangling the guy from the nursing home.

Thank you, TV gods.: Callie and Arizona partaking in a good old fashioned make-out session.

Awk-ward: Shane telling gross stories at the dinner table.

Hotness: Owen standing up to an entire gang of bikers.

Fab-u-lous: The way Miranda glowed when she and Ben jumped over the broom.

Can. Not. Wait.: Owen and Cristina getting back together in whatever form they decide.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 8.

So what did you think of “Things We Said Today”? Were you devastated by the loss of Adele? How do you feel about the various hook-ups, break-ups and almost hook-ups that were on this episode?

– Michelle Carlbert

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‘Nashville’ Winter Premiere Recap: Unhappily Married

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The songstresses of the South returned to our television Wednesday night with the winter premiere of ABC’s Nashville. Rayna James (Connie Britton) and Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) picked up after the success of their forced but fabulous duet “Wrong Song.”

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched Wednesday’s episode, “Be Careful of Stones That You Throw.”

Fresh off a successful concert, Juliette looked like she could possibly be headed for a happily ever after when she proposed to her NFL boyfriend Sean Butler (Tilky Jones). Why all the impulsivity? Well for starters, Juliette doesn’t have a lot of stability in her life and she is desperate to hold onto anything that makes her happy.

Then there’s the small issue that Sean won’t have sex until marriage and Juliette uses sex to numb her painful emotions. I’m not saying this with any kind of background in psych, it’s actually her favorite thing to turn to as evidenced on previous episodes. In fact that’s how she found out that Sean was saving himself for marriage in the first place. So she met his loving family, saw a challenge, and the next thing we knew we saw her romantic proposal before the credits rolled for the holiday hiatus.

Obviously their elopement wasn’t going to sit well with Sean’s religious and overprotective family. When his mother told Juliette that “you don’t just marry the man, you marry the whole family,” I couldn’t help but think who was there to warn Teddy (Eric Close) before he married into Rayna’s family?

That Lamar (Powers Boothe) is one nasty father-in-law! I’ve been waiting for the subject of little Maddie’s (Lennon Stella) paternity to come up again since the pilot episode. I was wondering if maybe that was something that the writers decided not to go with after the pilot, but then we saw they were just biding there time. Not gonna lie, I was completely floored that Teddy was aware of the fact he wasn’t the biological father. That knowledge actually makes Rayna and Teddy’s bond seem stronger than it did before — especially when they told Lamar to screw off.

I know that some may question my logic, but in my opinion the less secrets these two have from each other the stronger a chance their marriage and family has. Rayna was pissed when she threatened to take the girls on tour, but ultimately as she said she does love Teddy and she knows that keeping the girls in their normal routine is the best shot they have.

As for Maddie’s biological father? Well, we all think it’s Deacon (Charles Esten) right? I mean that has to be the obvious choice. Speaking of Deacon, who pissed in his Cheerios? That boy was in a foul mood and it couldn’t have just been because they slapped makeup and hair gel on him before a photoshoot. Is it the high pressure of being on the road with all of those guys? Does he miss Rayna? He did not seem happy to find out about her tour.

Here’s wishing he could’ve been in Nashville to give his niece Scarlett (Clare Bowen) some advice before she slept with her grimy ex Avery (Jonathan Jackson). Singing the lead with Avery’s band was one way to teach him a lesson, but honestly I really just enjoyed that scene because she finally seemed liberated. Scarlett walks around like a pushover, torn between Avery and Gunnar (Sam Palladio) and never does what she wants. She finally looked happy up on that stage.

It takes a little more to have me invested in Scarlett, Avery and Gunnar’s storyline because it doesn’t quite mesh with the rest of the show, but if they keep up stuff like they did on this episode I could get really into it.

The fallout for next week should be epic. Avery knows about Scarlett’s stunt and Rayna and Juliette are finally out on the road. I at least thought Juliette would’ve done a few circles around the church or called Sean, but nope. Payback is going to be a bitch… maybe an even bigger bitch than Juliette herself!

Buzz Moments

OMG: Juliette’s limo pulling up to the tarmac and her private jet. She didn’t even call Sean or anything!

Thank You, TV gods.: Scarlett finds some balls! Loved seeing her up on stage with Avery’s old band jamming out and being happy.

Awkward: The fact that Juliette knows her mother is right about her life and marriage.

Hotness: Limo sex. Always a plus on TV.

Fabu-lous: Rayna’s line: “I only hate hangovers and sunburns. This is just business.”

Can.Not.Wait: Juliette gets served. Uh oh!

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 7. Solid return. It took me the whole episode to feel invested in Scarlett’s storyline and Juliette’s plot was a tad predictable.

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Winter Premiere Recap: Mona Returns With a Fiery Start and a New Friend

It’s a new year and there’s a new Mona (Janel Parrish) on the loose on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars.

But the first episode of Season 3B didn’t only feature the former Radley patient back to torment our girls at Rosewood High, fans were also treated to some sketchy background info on Mr. Montgomery (Chad Lowe) and clues as to possible new “A” team members.

Before we dish on the episode though, let’s talk about how good Parrish and Keegan Allen (Toby) are at playing creepy? The actors playing the currently outed “A” team members freak me out every time they’re on screen. They are fantastic. And if Mona showed up in my bedroom in the middle of the night like that you can bet I’d be sleeping with a crowbar too — just like Aria (Lucy Hale) said she would.

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Tuesday’s winter premiere, “She’s Better Now.”

The winter premiere opened with Mona’s aforementioned late night visit to Hanna (Ashley Benson) and a creepy Toby knocking down a black hoodied skateboarder with his car. Meanwhile, Emily’s (Shay Mitchell) parents have gone all Defcon 1 and installed a new security system in their house to protect their daughter from anymore crazy incidents ala last summer’s midseason finale.

As expected, Mona doesn’t get the warmest reception upon her return to Rosewood High. But things come to ahead when she opens her locker to find a cow brain tacked to the door with a knife. Every smartphone on campus, of course, documents the incident as Mona throws the brain and the knife out, whispering to Lucas (Brendan Robinson) before walking away. Shortly thereafter, she was also seen talking to the janitor who the Liars remember as Harold (Travis Richey) from the Lost Woods Resort, the place where Mona had her crazy “A” lair.

When Lucas heads to Hanna’s for no other reason than to further the story, he lets her know that Mona had been sneaking out of Radley long before she had permission to. He also credits his new limp to a skateboarding accident, which gets the wheels in my head turning. (More on that below.)

Now, it appears that Rosewood High’s new janitor has a whole lot of Mona’s things in his office, including one of Allison’s (Sasha Pieterse) old journals. When the girls ditch a charity 10K to go through the stuff, they find Ali’s diary containing an entry highlighting Aria’s dad, Byron. From what we were shown in the flashback, it’s clear she was blackmailing Mr. Montgomery over his affair with Meredith (Amanda Schull) and asking for a pretty penny to keep quiet.

After Aria and the girls had a small incident with Meredith in her class, “A” had exactly what she needed to frame the girls. Meredith, in the wrong place at the wrong time thanks to a note from “A,” gets injured in a fire at the finish line. Later, Byron confronts Aria about the incident, questioning whether or not she and her friends did this, as he knows what they’re capable of. But what is Byron capable of? His accusations, tone of voice and creepy stares while listening to his daughter’s call with Spencer — which mentions “A” — indicate there is a lot more to learn about the Montgomery patriarch.

The note marks the second time Aria was “A’s” main target in the episode, after she received an “It’s a boy” basket outside Ezra’s (Ian Harding) apartment.

We also NEED to discuss Mona and her new friend Jason (Drew Van Acker). Now, without a doubt, the best line uttered in the one-hour episode had to be Spencer (Troian Bellisario) telling Toby, “he [Jason] is basically hugging a hand grenade.” But what exactly is this partnership between Spence’s half-brother and Mona? I really have no idea and that’s the writers’ point. Of course, Spence does her best to convince Jason that Mona can’t be trusted but by episodes end, we see the duo together on his steps as she cleans his wound. But where could he have gotten hurt?

With Jason’s cut and Lucas’ limp, it seems to me that we have at least two possible new candidates for the “A” team. My theory, based on what executive producer Oliver Goldstick told us about Lucas revealing too much, makes me think he was the one Toby was chasing down. Perhaps he doesn’t want part of the “A” team anymore? While maybe Jason was hurt by Aria on the “A” train (I hope not!) or the culprit who set the fire?

As with most PLL premieres, there were little answers provided but a whole lot of questions ensuring a VERY interesting season to come.

Buzz Moments:
OMG: While there weren’t any moments that made me gasp during the episode, I was SUPER creeped out when Mona showed up in Hanna’s room to plead her case. Seriously, not ok.

Thank you, TV gods.: That PLL is back! I missed this show while it was gone!

Awk-ward: Every single moment that Spencer and Toby are together (For the audience at least).

Hotness: Toby was looking all sorts of HOT and kind of creepy after he and Spencer went for a run!

Fab-u-lous: All of the PLLs were looking cute on the premiere. I particularly loved Hanna’s blue polkadot dress, which thanks to wornontv.net I found out is from Anthropolgie. Spencer’s cami/skirt combo was also one of my faves and Possessionista has all the details on where to get it!

Can. Not. Wait.: To find out what the deal is between Jason and Mona? Also, to see how Toby is revealed to the girls as a member of the “A” team! As with any and every premiere of PLL there are so many new questions to be answered!

Celebuzz (1-10): 8. An overall great episode that set up this season’s mysteries quite nicely.

Do you think Lucas was being chased by Toby? Is Jason working with the “A” team? Are you just as creeped out by Mona and Toby as I am? Sound off with your theories and observations about the winter premiere below!

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‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Recap: Brandi Glanville Hashes Things Out With Her Ex’s Mistress

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Brandi Glanville has a showdown with ex-husband Eddie Cibrian’s former mistress, while Taylor Armstrong says goodbye to her past on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Last season, viewers were left speechless when outspoken housewife Brandi came face to face with her former husband’s ex-mistress Scheana at BFF Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant, Sur. The tension between the two was thicker than a starlet with lip plumpers! It would be a no brainer for both Brandi and Scheana to avoid each other as if they wore last season’s fashion collection. If only common sense worked that way.

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched Monday’s episode, “Vanderpump Rules”

Viewers first met the waitress during a party at Lisa’s restaurant. But, Scheana was quickly sent home when Brandi arrived and recognized the woman (one of many, allegedly) who was dating Eddie when they were still married.

This week, Lisa asked Brandi if she would be interested in speaking with Scheana, since the girl was anxious to tell her side of the story regarding her illicit liaison with Eddie. At first, a disgusted (and rightfully so!) Brandi scoffed at the idea, since Scheana sold her story to the press. However, she soon caved in as a favor to Lisa, and a desire to tell her off.

Later, both Scheana and Brandi met up at Sur to get the affair out in the open. Scheana feigned she never knew Eddie was married, and claimed she was also lied to when the actor was two-timing (technically three, right?) her with current wife LeAnn Rimes. Brandi shot Scheana’s wounded party act down, and told the tearful waitress she has no love for the woman that contributed to the destruction of her marriage. She ordered Scheana to dry her tears. Brandi chastised Scheana for running to the press when it was revealed Eddie had an affair with LeAnn, but Scheana insisted she wanted to tell the world the truth. Scheana swore she was no home wrecker.

A tearful Brandi informed Scheana she is in a better place, while Scheana was stuck (ouch!) in one place. Therefore, it was all good. Brandi retorted Scheana should be thanked for what she did, since it clued her in to Eddie’s true self. Scheana maintained when she asked Eddie about being married, he denied it. She felt the signs were there, but still believed the lies. Brandi told Scheana it was all water under the bridge now, and she was all about her kids. Even though the ladies hammered things out, don’t expect for them to throw a Tupperware party anytime soon.

Meanwhile, Taylor  had a cold dose of reality thrown in her face when her lawyer informed her about an ongoing litigation involving the diva due to her deceased husband Russell. Taylor’s attorney told her that her husband’s former business partners wanted to end the lawsuit if she’d give up her wedding rings to help pay back what’s owed. A distraught Taylor was appalled by the offer, especially as she considered the person a friend. Taylor’s lawyer also confessed the business partner wanted the two Hermes bags she owned as well, so they could wipe the slate clean of the suit. A dejected Taylor asked for a day to think over things.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Kyle Richards allowing Faye Resnick  to bash Brandi at her dinner party. Come on Kyle, we know you aren’t afraid to call someone out, do it with Faye!

Thank you, TV gods.: New housewife Marisa Zanuck telling Faye to let Brandi deal with her issues with Adrienne Maloof on her own time. It isn’t your fight Faye, be quiet!

Awk-ward: Taylor’s psychic reading. Taylor looked freaked out, just like viewers were.

Hotness: Brandi’s dress she wore to confront Scheana. Ms. Glanville showed why Scheana was a dirty little secret and she was the wife.

Fab-u-lous:  Yolanda Foster‘s glass refrigerator. Can’t you just sit there and look at it all day?

Can. Not. Wait.: Anxious to see what the group says about Adrienne’s lawsuit against Brandi and if Kyle and Kim Richards can work out their issues.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 7.5

Was Brandi right to meet with Scheana? Should Taylor give her stuff up to settle her debts? Sound off below!

– Jillian Bowe

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‘The Bachelor’ Premiere Recap: How Lowe Can You Go?

Like every season, Monday night’s premiere of The Bachelor featured a whole lot of lovey-dovey promise — and even more drama.

This time around, the man looking for love is Sean Lowe, best known for getting his heart broken by Emily Maynard on last season of The Bachelorette.

Months later, Lowe and his ridiculously ripped body have re-cooperated, and now, the 29-year-old hunk from Texas claims he’s ready to find love again, even on a show that has a worse track record than Taylor Swift.

But before he could get the ball rolling, Lowe had to deal with an unexpected visit from a familiar face: Arie Luyendyk Jr., also best known for getting his heart broken by Emily Maynard on last season of The Bachelorette.

The duo sat down to chat as Luyendyk schooled Lowe on how to dump a girl, how to kiss one and all that other stuff straight men presumably talk about when they get together.

“He had a lot of good advice for me. I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to use any of it,” Lowe said. (Which, considering Luyendyk just dated ‘Bachelor’ villain Courtney Robertson, is probably for the best.)

Then it was time to meet the women, in a series of pre-packaged footage that was equal parts quirky and equal parts schmaltzy.

Among the highlights: Diana, a 31-year-old salon owner and mother of two (OMG, family-oriented!); Tierra, who, at age 24, is ready to settle down (OMG, family-oriented!); and Ashley P., who already confessed to cheating on Lowe with Christian Grey from Fifty Shades of Grey (OMG … definitely not family-oriented!).

But that was nothing compared to the actual face-to-face intros, in which the women tried to win Lowe over with pre-rehearsed pick-up liners and awkward gimmicks.

Among the highlights from that portion of the night: Nashville-native Kelly, who went so far as to write Lowe a song about drinking tea with her mom (or something); Lindsay, a 24-year-old substitute teacher who showed up in a wedding dress (ugh); and Ashley P., who once again spent the entire time talking about ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ (Nope, still not family-oriented. And nope, we’re not surprised she went home, either.)

Making the biggest impression, though, was Tierra, who managed to get a rose before she even walked into the mansion. (Tierra’s other accessory: a target on her back.)

But perhaps the most surprising moment of the meet-and-greets was the arrival of Kacie B., who Bachelor fans will remember from Ben’s season. If Lowe can get a second shot at love, so can Kacie B., she rationalized — kind of like the way New York did when she came back for season 2 of Flavor of Love.

Lowe, of course, didn’t mind. The ladies in the house, however, were a different story.

Back to the roses: Lowe’s sneak attack with Tierra turned out to be a common theme throughout the rest of the episode, in that Lowe just started handing out roses left and right. Which was good news for some (Desiree!) and bad news for others (Ashley P.! Linsday!)

In the end, 12 women were given roses before the actual ceremony. Which made the rest of the episode feel a bit anti-climactic, because by then we kind of knew who was going home, anyway.

Like poor Nashville-native Kelly, who suddenly realized that singing a song about having tea with her mother on national television probably wasn’t a good thing. Duh, y’all.

What did this hold for the rest of the season? Will Sean Lowe actually find love? We’ll know in a matter of months.

For now, though, share your thoughts on the Bachelor season premiere in the comments, below.

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‘The Bachelor’ Premiere Recap: How Lowe Can You Go? (VIDEO)

Like every season, Monday night’s premiere of The Bachelor featured a whole lot of lovey-dovey promise — and even more drama.

This time around, the man looking for love is Sean Lowe, best known for getting his heart broken by Emily Maynard on last season of The Bachelorette.

Months later, Lowe and his ridiculously ripped body have re-cooperated, and now, the 29-year-old hunk from Texas claims he’s ready to find love again, even on a show that has a worse track record than Taylor Swift.

But before he could get the ball rolling, Lowe had to deal with an unexpected visit from a familiar face: Arie Luyendyk Jr., also best known for getting his heart broken by Emily Maynard on last season of The Bachelorette.

The duo sat down to chat as Luyendyk schooled Lowe on how to dump a girl, how to kiss one and all that other stuff straight men presumably talk about when they get together.

“He had a lot of good advice for me. I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to use any of it,” Lowe said. (Which, considering Luyendyk just dated ‘Bachelor’ villain Courtney Robertson, is probably for the best.)

Then it was time to meet the women, in a series of pre-packaged footage that was equal parts quirky and equal parts schmaltzy.

Among the highlights: Diana, a 31-year-old salon owner and mother of two (OMG, family-oriented!); Tierra, who, at age 24, is ready to settle down (OMG, family-oriented!); and Ashley P., who already confessed to cheating on Lowe with Christian Grey from Fifty Shades of Grey (OMG … definitely not family-oriented!).

But that was nothing compared to the actual face-to-face intros, in which the women tried to win Lowe over with pre-rehearsed pick-up liners and awkward gimmicks.

Among the highlights from that portion of the night: Nashville-native Kelly, who went so far as to write Lowe a song about drinking tea with her mom (or something); Lindsay, a 24-year-old substitute teacher who showed up in a wedding dress (ugh); and Ashley P., who once again spent the entire time talking about ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ (Nope, still not family-oriented. And nope, we’re not surprised she went home, either.)

Making the biggest impression, though, was Tierra, who managed to get a rose before she even walked into the mansion. (Tierra’s other accessory: a target on her back.)

But perhaps the most surprising moment of the meet-and-greets was the arrival of Kacie B., who Bachelor fans will remember from Ben’s season. If Lowe can get a second shot at love, so can Kacie B., she rationalized — kind of like the way New York did when she came back for season 2 of Flavor of Love.

Lowe, of course, didn’t mind. The ladies in the house, however, were a different story.

Back to the roses: Lowe’s sneak attack with Tierra turned out to be a common theme throughout the rest of the episode, in that Lowe just started handing out roses left and right. Which was good news for some (Desiree!) and bad news for others (Ashley P.! Linsday!)

In the end, 12 women were given roses before the actual ceremony. Which made the rest of the episode feel a bit anti-climactic, because by then we kind of knew who was going home, anyway.

Like poor Nashville-native Kelly, who suddenly realized that singing a song about having tea with her mother on national television probably wasn’t a good thing. Duh, y’all.

What did this hold for the rest of the season? Will Sean Lowe actually find love? We’ll know in a matter of months.

For now, though, share your thoughts on the Bachelor season premiere in the comments, below.

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‘Revenge’ Recap: An Arrest and a Return to Emily’s Little Black Book

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ABC’s Revenge returned from a winter hiatus with an episode that should have sizzled so as to suck the audience back in after so much time away.

But between elaborating on the Initiative, which is just a departure from the cunning series with two strong women at the center, and getting back to its “name of the week” element, Revenge returned much more quietly than we would have liked.

Spoilers ahead if you have not yet seen Sunday’s episode, “Power.”

“Power” put Emily (Emily VanCamp) right back in the position she was in when we first met her on the pilot episode. She was on a mission to cross off yet another name from her little black book — this time that of the judge (Geoff Pierson) who sentenced her father — and seduce Daniel (Josh Bowman) for more nefarious purposes. This time, of course, her every interaction with the eldest Grayson heir (who now walks a little cockier thanks to his position as CEO of Grayson Global) is much more weighted due to their history. And despite the fact that she’s still actually hooking up with Aiden (Barry Sloane), she still runs the risk of real emotions getting in the way of her plans. It’s just a mess!

After “vetting” the couple’s guilt over dinner, Emily showed up at the judge’s wife’s (Clare Carey) gala — ironically for a charity that helps falsely imprisoned people — and convinced said wife to help her take down her own husband. Emily was emotional and raw with the wife in a way she is not with just about anyone, and it was the perfect way to reach the woman. The wife actually stood up in front of her gathering and revealed that David Clarke was the subject of a tainted jury. If you’re worried she’ll have second thoughts in the morning, don’t be. Apparently the judge was beating her, so you know, she got her own revenge on him; it just took someone else to get her to the point where she was ready to.

When it came to Daniel, though, Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) was actually a help in steering Emily back towards him, as the women had a tete-a-tete, and Victoria revealed just how much Daniel cared for Emily. Concerned about her son’s safety with the Initiative basically using him as a pawn right now, she must have figured Emily was the safer of the two “evils” because she could at least keep her eye on one, small girl. It all worked, too. Emily did what Victoria asked and “stepped in,” which had Daniel knocking on her door for a booty call of sorts. It was a nice bookend to Emily’s early-episode fight-then-makeout with Aiden (Barry Sloane). But don’t worry, Aiden was in on Emily’s plan to get Daniel back, even going so far as to stage a breakup fight with her in front of him at a restaurant.

Speaking of Aiden, he is deep in with the Initiative now, after they revealed to him that his sister is still alive. We probably shouldn’t be so sure that he’s not just being manipulated. But for now, his own emotions are making things messy, too. He and Ems may really be meant for each other!

Daniel went to Nolan (Gabriel Mann) for help after learning his father had even more secret accounts than he expected, but this action basically played right into what Emily and Nolan wanted — as Nolan now has access to Grayson Global’s system in a whole new (with permission) way!

Nolan was partially preoccupied with Marco (E.J. Bonilla), who certainly appeared to still be in love with him, giving him gifts — and wouldn’t you know it? The computer chip he gifted Nolan just “happened” to be the one that would help Nolan infiltrate Grayson Global even deeper. We’d say that was just too convenient not to be a trap, but considering Bonilla recently told Celebuzz fans might come around to Marco, it must be real, because this would certainly be a way to do it. If there’s one thing the Revenge fans all agree on, it’s that they love Nolan and want him to get everything!

In the Porter camp this week, Declan (Connor Paolo) found out the truth about what the Ryans were doing in the bar: running drugs. He wanted to go to the police, and Jack (Nick Wechsler) insured him he had “buddies” on the force that would help with that. First Jack sent Amanda (Margarita Levieva) and the baby out of harm’s way, though, but it turned out he should have sent his brother with them because when this so-called buddy found the stash (which had been moved to The Amanda) — and a gun — he arrested Declan! Of course, Jack is too good a guy to let that fly, and he probably had guilt over being the one to set up the sting anyway, so he stepped up and took the fall. Um, what??

Buzz Moments

OMG!: WHAT IS WRONG WITH JACK? Why does he keep stepping in for Declan? Sure, Declan wasn’t guilty this time, so there wasn’t any mess to actually clean up, but come on, Jack: use your head. If you go to jail, Amanda will go back to stripping, Declan will lose the family business, and baby Carl will probably be sold on the black market for v-neck tees.

Thank you, TV gods.: The Montauk PD finally showed their faces! So much goes down in the Hamptons that we just can’t believe they ignore. Even if it took a “tip,” and even if they nabbed the wrong guy, at least they showed up and earned their keep tonight.

Awk-ward: Declan and Charlotte’s (Christa B. Allen) romantic little dinner for two on the boat got busted up in the worst way when that drug-sniffing dog bounded in!

Hotness: Marco trying to lure Nolan back over to the dark side of a project he once “abandoned for a reason” makes Marco so much more interesting. And attractive. But that probably says more about us than him.

Fab-u-lous: Amanda’s seaglass necklace from Jack was shiny and blue, two of our favorite things. But his reasoning behind it (“something new from something old, something borrowed from the sea, and something blue”) was bordering on Saccharine.

Can. Not. Wait.: With Emily cozying up to Daniel again, and Aiden now out on a personal mission of his own, just what will become of their own partnership!? Paging Takeda…

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 7

What did you think of Revenge’s winter return? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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‘Real Housewives of Miami’ Reunion Part 2 Recap: Mama Elsa Gives Her Two Cents

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A new year, but the same drama continued on Part 2 of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Miami’s reunion!

South Beach sizzling sirens Lea Black, Adriana De Moura, Lisa Hochstein, Joanna Krupa, Marysol Patton, Ana Quincoces and Dr. Karent Sierra continued to discuss with host Andy Cohen the drama and chaos that surrounded this past season.

Part 2 of the special gave shocking vindication and revelations for some of the housewives.

Here are some of the heart-pounding moments from the special.

Mama Elsa knows Madonna!: Andy asked Elsa about rumors she was the pop legend’s spiritual advisor. Elsa admitted she knew the Material Girl through a mutual friend and at first rebuffed Madonna’s request to see her! Elsa finally relented after Madonna sent word she would cancel everything she was doing to see Elsa. Who knew Madge caved for Elsa?!

Karent’s controversial article was a hoax: All season, viewers and the perky dentist were subjected over and over again to the accusations that Karent trashed her co-stars in an interview. Karent revealed the reporter admitted on Twitter (of course!), the comments were were false and were taken from a conversation the reporter made about the women herself!

Alexia has a past with Karent’s ex: The Cuban bombshell stated she knew Karent’s lothario ex Rodolfo when he posed for her magazine’s cover. Alexia also admitted Karent’s former beau visited her son Frankie, while he recovered from his accident, but Karent didn’t.

Adriana regretted her altercation with Joanna:Viewers never would’ve expected the fiery Adriana to feel any remorse for the nasty fight she and Joanna shared at Lisa’s lingerie party. Adriana told Andy she was appalled by the attack she unleashed against Joanna and apologized for being physical with the outspoken model and wished she never took things so far.

Lisa never stripped: The bubbly blonde was plagued with rumors she met her plastic surgeon husband Lenny in the romance capital of the world, Las Vegas… while she was a stripped. When asked by Andy, Lisa scoffed at the notion and confessed she did meet Lenny when she modeled in Sin City, while she was in a three-year relationship.

Buzz Moments:

OMG!: Lisa going off on Alexia, Ana and Marysol for not allowing her to talk and defend her actions surrounding their Bimini trip confessional about Karent’s ex- Rodolfo. Good for her!

Thank you, TV gods.: Mama Elsa commenting the women’s energy was false and their remarks weren’t genuine. Tell ‘em, Elsa!

Awk-ward: Andy grilling Alexia over her son Peter’s involvement in beating a homeless man and filming it. The women looked as though they wanted the ground to open up and swallow them whole.

Hotness: Alexia’s deep plunging black dress. She stole everyone’s thunder in that number!

Fab-u-lous: Andy finally being able to lay down the law and bring some order to the reuion.

Can. Not. Wait.: To see what mayhem Season 3 will bring with the ladies.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 6

Should the women leave Karent alone? Should Adriana and Joanna finally bury the hatchet? Sound off below!

– Jillian Bowe

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‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ Recap: 5 WTF Moments From ‘The Name Game’

American Horror Story: Asylum kicked off 2013 with a shock ending no one saw coming.

After the last episode’s numerous cliffhangers — Bloody Face’s baby, alien spawn, the Monsignor’s (Joseph Fiennes) possible death, Sister Jude’s (Jessica Lange) involuntary commitment, etc. – there were a lot of loose ends that needed to be tied up. And Ryan Murphy and Co. did so the only way they know how: death, electroshock therapy and a musical number! No, seriously. It was like Glee meets Asylum. If Lange didn’t already have the Emmy in the bag, she certainly does now. Her 60s-fabulous version of “The Name Game” — a.k.a. “The (Lana) Banana Song” — was particularly weird and memorable.

Not to mention, Briarcliff claimed three more lives by the end of this week’s episode. Yeah, “The Name Game” was definitely one of the season’s more eventful episodes.

Note: Spoilers if you haven’t watched Wednesday’s episode, “The Name Game.”

1. The Devil (and Sister Mary Eunice) bit the dust.

After ruining everyone’s lives — and deflowering the Monsignor — Sister Satan (Lilly Rabe) finally got what she deserved. And what a rough way to go! Unfortunately, that means poor Sister Mary Eunice had to bite the dust too.

Just when you think Monsignor Howard couldn’t be more defenseless against the Devil, he proved he’s a force to be reckoned with. I guess almost being crucified is a game-changer. For a moment, the real Sister Mary came to and told the Monsignor she’s tired of fighting the Devil. So, to save her last shred of innocence, the Monsignor chucks her over the floor railing. As she falls to her death, Sister Mary is finally at peace.

2. Dr. Arden’s final act. 

Sister Mary Eunice wasn’t the only casualty of the night. Struck with grief over losing his pure and innocent angel to the Devil’s advances, Dr. Arden (James Cromwell) tries to kill himself in the forest — but not before killing every one of his horrifically modified human creatures. However, Sister Satan won’t allow him such relief. Bored with his theatrics, Sister Satan calls him pitiful and walks away.

After Sister Mary Eunice’s “death,” the Monsignor insists on a proper burial, but due to her possession Arden claims that the best option would be to cremate her, which he willingly takes on himself. While in the crematory, Arden strokes her hair and sobs, as he climbs onto the tray with her corpse incarcerating himself in the crematory, slowly — and painfully — killing him.

For a Nazi war criminal, I think it was a fitting end.

3. Grace gives birth — and Pepper is the most kick-ass midwife ever.

Pepper (Naomi Grossman) is back with a vengeance! After Arden discovers Grace (Lizzie Brocheré) alive and pregnant, he plans to do a few harmfull experiments.

However, Pepper has been placed in charge of Grace’s protection — by the aliens, of course — and there’s no way she’s going to let Arden touch this baby. When he insults her mental ability, Pepper claims she was falsely accused with murdering and mutilating her niece. In fact, it was her brother-in-law who placed the blame on her, the east-to-blame microcephalic. At this point, it’s clear the alens have significantly augmented her intelligence — and I love it. Pepper even managed to deliver Grace and Kit’s (Evan Peters) baby safe and sound.

4. Sister Judy loses her mind (no, seriously).

After Sister Satan finds a cucumber in Sister Jude’s room (or did she plant the vegetable in Jude’s room herself?) she and Arden use electroshock therapy to get defiant Judy back to her senses. However, Sister Satan gives her a particularly brain-frying dose of electroshock. And to demonstrate just how dazed and confused Judy really is, there’s a musical number!

Jude hallucinates she and the rest of the Briarcliff residents sing and dance along to “The Name Game.” And if that little musical break didn’t convince you that Sister Jude’s brain was thoroughly fried, her nonsensical ramblings to Mother Superior did the trick. Some things we true, while others were completely wacko.

However, she did end her (Emmy-winning) insane monologue with one clear request to Mother Superior: Get Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson) out of Briarcliff. Here’s hoping Mother Superior follows through.

5. Lana gets her groove back. 

Speaking of Lana, Thredson (Zachary Quinto) may have had the upper hand after Sister Satan untied him from Lana and Kit’s make-shift prison, but Lana is clearly in control of this mind game. After all, not only can Bloody Face not kill her (she’s preggo with his kid!), but she’s the only one who knows where Thredson’s confession tapes are hidden.

Buzz Moments:

OMG!: I could not stop “OMG-ing” when Sister Satan forced herself on the Monsignor — literally. She deflowered poor Timothy. Also, Sister Satan’s poem was a nice touch: “There was a priest, the dirty beast, Whose name was Alexander. His mighty d*** was inches thick. He called it Salamander.”

Thank you, TV gods: For killing off Sister Mary Eunice, Satan and Dr. Arden. Ryan Murphy has a knack for rushing through storylines, so it’s nice to see the showrunner start to wrap up a few of the plot points. Now, we can focus on Bloody Face — and the aliens.

Hotness: How badass was Thredson’s entrance back into the asylum? I know we’re supposed to hate his guts, but I can still admire his pretty, non-bloody face… right?

Fab-u-lous: Sister Jude’s (Judy?) musical number could have been 50 Shades of Wrong, but instead, it totally worked. It was a nice break from the morose. Now, when can we expect Jessica Lange’s debut EP? Will she at least get a cameo on Glee?

Can. Not. Wait.: To find out if Lana gets out of Briarcliff! Watch out, Bloody Face. Lana’s out for your blood. Not to mention we still have to figure out Dylan Mcdermott present-day Bloody Face situation.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 9

American Horror Story: Asylum airs Wednesdays at 10 PM on FX.

Watch all of our interviews from the American Horror Story: Asylum premiere below.

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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Recap: Phaedra Parks and Husband Apollo Nida Address Divorce Rumors

Phaedra Parks‘ marriage takes center stage and Kenya Moore‘s romance hits the rocks on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Last week, Kenya received a serious reality check when her boyfriend Walter Jackson informed her he was not ready to take the plunge into marriage. A befuddled Kenya couldn’t understand why Walter had a change of heart, especially when he told her anything could happen on their Anguilla vacation. Would their relationship survive this bump in the road?

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched Sunday’s episode, “Press Down and Strip Bare.”

Kenya met up with Walter in the aftermath of her Anguilla meltdown to discuss his declaration that he was not ready to pop the question. The former Miss USA asked Walter where exactly their relationship stood, since their lives seemed to be on two different pages. Kenya maintained that Walter agreed he wanted to get married when they spoke on the beach. Walter interjected, and admitted to saying anything could happen on the trip, but never promised her a ring. The towing king wished she never mentioned marriage to the group.

Kenya insisted she never told anyone she and Walter would get married, and was shocked by his attitude. The diva even confessed to being intimidated by Walter. A stunned Walter felt he never acted that way, and thought Kenya was upset because she wasn’t able to get her own way. Kenya firmly voiced to Walter that a woman her age didn’t have time on her hands for this kind foolishness, even though she was “wifey” material.

If she was such a great catch at her age, why wasn’t she already hitched, Walter asked sarcastically? Irate, Kenya demanded Walter show her some respect, and give her an answer about their relationship. A timid Walter conceded to loving Kenya, but wasn’t ready to say, “I do,” right now. Will Kenya and Walter make it through this hurdle?

On the other side of Atlanta, tongues wagged about rumors of Phaedra’s marriage to Apollo Nida. Bloggers claimed the two were headed for splitsville, despite the island getaway the couple recently shared. Kenya, Phaedra, Porsha Stewart and Kandi Burruss gathered together to celebrate Cynthia Bailey’s P.T. Rose Moscato launch. While the women cheered Cynthia’s newest business venture, the model decided it was the perfect time to ask Phaedra all about the rumors which surrounded her marriage.

Phaedra laughed off the gossip and told the women everything was fine between her and Apollo. She advised the women not to feed into the drama. To prove their love was rock solid, a jovial Apollo came over to Phaedra and joked about the news that swept Atlanta. Phaedra announced the only way she’d leave Apollo is if he were six feet under, and sealed her statement with a face-eating kiss. Take that bloggers!

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Cynthia visiting the strip club with her husband Peter Thomas, along with Phaedra and Apollo. If you want to know what the Golden Girls would look like shaking their tail feathers, visit that spot.

Thank you, TV gods.: Porsha’s husband Kordell telling her to stop trying to apologize and form a relationship with Kenya. Porsha, Kenya just isn’t feeling you, boo.

Awk-ward: Phaedra constantly pushing marriage on Kandi’s boyfriend Todd during the blessing of their home. Both Todd and Kandi seemed like they wanted to be anywhere but around Phaedra.

Hotness: Porsha’s house. You know Porsha’s living the good life if she can’t remember how many bedrooms she has in there.

Fab-u-lous: NeNe Leakes modeling a dress made out of money at her Ebony magazine fashion shoot. Maybe she can loan former RHOA castmember/archival Sheree Whitfield a few dollars off it.

Can. Not. Wait.: For more NeNe next episode! Kandi’s daughter is not thrilled by Todd moving in: Now, that is going to be juicy. And Walter and Kenya’s turbulent relationship seems to hit a peak next week.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 8

Should Kenya kick Walter to the curb? Are the rumors about Phaedra and Apollo’s marriage fake? Sound off below!

– Jillian Bowe

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‘Real Housewives of Miami’ Reunion Recap: 5 Sizzling Moments From Part 1

Even though The Real Housewives of Miami’s second season has ended, the fireworks didn’t courtesy of the reunion!

Red hot Miami minxes Lea Black, Adriana De Moura, Lisa Hochstein, Joanna Krupa, Marysol Patton, Ana Quincoces and Dr. Karent Sierra reunited and relived all the highs and lows of the sophomore season with host Andy Cohen. Part 1 of the reunion zeroed in on the current status of spitfires Adriana and Joanna’s relationship.

Here’s some of the top eye-opening moments of the night.

The mystery behind Elsa’s face is solved: Anyone who watched RHOM wondered what happened to Marysol’s eccentric mother’s face. Viewers saw photos of Mama Elsa and were left stunned as to how radiant she was in the past and how she looked today. Andy finally asked Marysol the uncomfortable question of what happened to Elsa’s face. Marysol revealed her mother received botched eye lifts in the 80s and her face was never the same (no kidding!). But, it was the only thing she had done to herself. Marysol, really? Ana chimed in and said she thought Elsa was a victim of silicone injectables being placed in her face before they were commonplace. We’ll go with Ana’s answer.

Adriana and Joanna’s feud resumes: So much for the truce these ladies made. When we saw Adriana and Joanna on the last episode of the season, the women appeared to bury the hatchet and moved on from their epic fight at Lisa’s lingerie charity event. Both Adriana and Joanna’s claws came out when Joanna discussed with Andy that her relationship with Romain was over. Adriana butted in and alleged the two busted up for the publicity, since they broke up before the reunion taped. Joanna claimed Adriana was jealous she was in the press more than the Brazilian bombshell.

Things took a nasty turn when Adriana and the former Dancing With the Stars contestant accused the other of being racist after the divas slammed the other’s homeland. Adriana insisted she regretted her comments and apologized, while Joanna claimed the remarks that were made were done by her ex, Romain. Both ladies need to cork it with the nationality cracks and stick to digs about behaviors like everyone else.

Lea and Ana face off:Who would’ve predicted these two would butt heads? Throughout the entire reunion, both Lea and Ana couldn’t stop the snips at each other. Plus, Ana was constantly swiping at Lea’s age. Ana remarked Lea always trashed others behind their backs, but pretended otherwise when in person. Lea maintained she never acts fake and what you see is what you get. Ana was the one trying to be relevant with the constant nasty thing she said. Is this the beginning of a new feud for Season 3?

Karent left Rodolfo: Were the Mayans correct and the world did come to an end? The perky dentist admitted to Andy once she returned from her trip to Bimini, she made the choice to end her romance with her telenovela beau Rudolfo. Karent claimed she was too focused on her father’s health to worry about relationships and dissolved hers. When Andy asked Ana about the infamous claims she made about the steamy text messages Rudolfo sent, Ana insisted she wasn’t lying and thought Karent was too good for Rudolfo. Karent stated she had to go with her gut and not with what everyone else said about her ex — she wanted to decide her own fate. OK, Karent, keep sticking your head in the sand and see how that turns out…

Lisa’s no cheerleader: All season long, viewers saw Lisa stay impartial when the catfights between the other ladies brewed. During Adriana and Joanna’s umpteenth argument at the reunion, the model attempted to chastise Lisa for not sticking up for her. Lisa fired back, saying she jumps in when it was warranted, and will not back someone just because she was friends with them. Right is right, Lisa cried. And if you are right, she will defend you. But if you aren’t, she will call you out. You go, Lisa!

Buzz Moments:

OMG!: Ana saying Lea’s only became important because she “laid on her back.” Can anyone else feel the burn?

Thank you, TV gods.: Andy calling out Adriana for her meltdown over Karent tweeting a pic of herself with the renowned Miami artist. Karent tweeted a picture, she didn’t steal a family secret, girl!

Awk-ward: Andy bluntly asking the housewives what work they had done. You could hear a pin drop when the question was relayed.

Hotness: The reunion wardrobe the women wore.

Fab-u-lous: Lea’s $25 million-dollar earrings. The woman is wearing someone’s net worth, and working it like a true society dame!

Can. Not. Wait.: To see what set Lea off on Part 2 of the reunion and get the tea Alexia Echevarria spills.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 6.5

Is Ana right about Lea? Is Adriana telling the truth about Joanna and Romain? Sound off below!

– Jillian Bowe

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