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American Idol: Elise Testone

By Jamie Ruby

Elise TestoneThe most recent contestant to be voted off of American Idol was Elise Testone. The voice instructor from South Carolina earned sixth place and will travel on tour this summer with the rest of the Idols.

Testone talked to the digital media last week about her experiences on American Idol and what's next for her.

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Michael Ealy Stars in "Common Law"

By Jamie Ruby

Michael EalyOn May 11th USA will premiere its new original series Common Law. The series follows two detectives, Travis Marks, played by Michael Ealy, and Wes Mitchell (Warren Kole), whose problems are each other. The two constantly bicker and try to outdo the other, and it ends up causing problems at work. Instead of firing the two, their boss decides it's time to intervene by forcing them into couples' therapy. LAPD's best must learn to get along if they want to keep working cases in the robbery-homicide division.

Michael Ealy is probably best known for his breakout role in Barbershop and its sequel, as well as starring in the film Think Like a Man, which is currently number one at the box office.

The actor recently talked to the media about his new series, his comedic side, and more.

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The Borgias 2.4 Review: "Stray Dogs"

By John Keegan

borgias_iconI've come to the conclusion that Neil Jordan, having looked back on the first season, decided that sticking to historical events wouldn't be nearly so much fun as simply playing in the Borgia sandbox. And I'm wondering if that's why the show feels a bit more interesting this season; there's no telling which events will be rearranged to keep the drama flowing and the audience on its toes.

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Lost Girl 2.3 Review: "Scream a Little Dream"

By John Keegan and Paul Pearson

Lost-Girl-Season-2-thumb"Lost Girl" is slipping. It's sad, given the high quality of the first season was and the very strong premiere of the second, but "Scream a Little Dream" manages to dip below the previous episode with fumbling, unengaging stories that distract from what could and should be the interesting focus of it all.

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Mad Men 5.7 Review: "At the Codfish Ball"

By John Keegan and Henry Tran

mad_menEvery character on "Mad Men" could easily be so happy and content with their lives. It would suck much of the drama out of the show, but it has occurred to me that this show may be the saddest one on television right now. Even in a moment of triumph for the firm -- Megan saving the floundering Heinz account -- the joy feels somewhat muted, possibly because business still remains tenuous.

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Izzard, Halmi Sr., & Vitale Talk "Treasure Island"

By Jamie Ruby

Treasure IslandSyfy's newest miniseries, a new adaptation of Treasure Island, will premiere in a special one night movie event on May 5th from 7-11PM (ET/PT). The film is a fresh take on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure, featuring an all-star cast, including Eddie Izzard as Long John Silver, Elijah Wood as Ben Gunn, and Donald Sutherland as Flint.

Izzard, along with the executive producer of the film, Robert Halmi Sr. and Thomas Vitale, Syfy executive and Vice President, Programming and Original Movies, talked to the media recently about the upcoming miniseries.

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Grimm 1.19 Review: "Leave It to Beavers"

By John Keegan

Grimm-2I've come to the conclusion that the writers are actively doing everything possible to avoid having to let Juliet into Nick's life as a Grimm. It would be bad enough if it was simply Nick's conspiracy with Monroe to hide the truth, even as he embraces his heritage on multiple levels. But when Nick and Monroe engage in some of the most ridiculously bad lying I've seen from anyone over the age of 13, and Juliet doesn't call them on it, it sacrifices character integrity for plot convenience.

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Person of Interest 1.20 Review: "Matsya Nyaya"

By John Keegan and Edmund Boys

person_of_interest_icon"Matsya Nyaya", the title of this episode, roughly translates to "The Law of the Fishes". It's a Hindu variation of survival of the fittest, assuming bigger fish will eat smaller fish in the natural order of things. However, it is used to justify why governments need to establish laws and standards to counteract those base instincts. It's not the first time Jonathan Nolan has turned to Eastern philosophy to inform his narrative, and, as in “Batman Begins”, it provides an apt metaphor. In "Person of Interest", the leaders have been shirking their responsibilities, and it's time for the little fish, both past and present, to rise up and reimpose some order.

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Game of Thrones 2.5 Review: "The Ghost of Harrenhal"

By John Keegan and Gregg Wright

Game_of_Thrones_iconWell, how was that for an opening? Just like that, Renly Baratheon is totally out of the picture. Sure, it may not beat the sheer boldness of storytelling on display in the death of Eddard Stark, but at the very least, I was much more surprised by this scene than I was by Ned's death. True, part of that was due to my being spoiled ahead of time that Ned would lose his head. But I was spoiled about Renly's death as well. As with Ned, I knew that Renly would be killed, but knew little of the circumstances or the timing. I expected him to be killed at some later point in the season. So to have him be killed so suddenly, at the very beginning of the episode, and in a manner that totally defied my expectations, was enough to leave my jaw agape.

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Supernatural 7.20 Review: "The Girl With the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo"

By John Keegan

supernatural_iconIf someone would have told me, at the beginning of this season, that “Fringe” would be renewed before “Supernatural”, I’d have laughed myself silly. Not just at the notion of either show coming back (I was sure this was the swan song season for both epics), but at the thought that cancel-happy Fox would allow a loss-leader like “Fringe” to survive, despite its creative and critical praise, while the struggling CW would even consider letting one of its few successful shows to slip away. I still think that “Supernatural” is as sure a thing for an eighth season as it gets right now, but it’s definitely a symptom of how weird this season has been for the traditional networks.

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Welcome! This is a place for those inspired by the strange, fantastic, and unknown. It is dedicated to those who share their talents with us and shine, whether it be on our televisions or on the silver screen. Here you will find interviews with celebrities, reviews from multiple genres, and other pop culture news and multimedia. While we originally started with a love for science fiction and fantasy, this site is no longer just for any one genre.Something you want to see featured here? Have your own site you'd like to see here? Don't hesitate to let us know!
Welcome! This is a place for those inspired by the strange, fantastic, and unknown. It is dedicated to those who share their talents with us and shine, whether it be on our televisions or on the silver screen. Here you will find interviews with celebrities, reviews from multiple genres, and other pop culture news and multimedia. While we originally started with a love for science fiction and fantasy, this site is no longer just for any one genre.Something you want to see featured here? Have your own site you'd like to see here? Don't hesitate to let us know!
Welcome! This is a place for those inspired by the strange, fantastic, and unknown. It is dedicated to those who share their talents with us and shine, whether it be on our televisions or on the silver screen. Here you will find interviews with celebrities, reviews from multiple genres, and other pop culture news and multimedia. While we originally started with a love for science fiction and fantasy, this site is no longer just for any one genre.Something you want to see featured here? Have your own site you'd like to see here? Don't hesitate to let us know!

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