May 2, 2012

‘Dancing with the Stars’: Maria Menounos Shows Fangs, Gets First Perfect Score

Dancing with the Stars” went classical on Monday, April 30. Violinist Joshua Bell, young soprano singer Jackie Evancho and Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo performed the songs which the remaining seven pairs danced to.
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Kicking off the competition was Katherine Jenkins who danced the rumba with shirtless Mark Ballas. They had a “Game of Thrones“-themed routine, but Bruno Toli thought it “could have been raunchier.” Carrie Ann Inaba agreed as saying that it needed “more heat.” Still, they praised her elegance and beauty, giving her 27 points.

Having recently recovered from head injury, Melissa Gilbert danced the Argentine tango with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who had to endure pain from a cyst in his foot. The pro dancer enlisted his brother Val for rehearsals, but managed to show up on the stage and did some lifts and twirls.

Carrie Ann called it “Cirque du Soleil gone terribly wrong,” while Len Goodman thought some “quality” was lost due to the intensity of the moves. The pair earned 21 points, the lowest score of the night.

William Levy and Cheryl Burke came out next to dance the Viennese waltz. Their routine got rave reviews with Carrie Ann exclaiming, “That is true content! That is true dancing!” Bruno, meanwhile, liked the “vulnerability”. The telenovela actor got 27 points.

Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower danced the Argentine tango to an orchestral version of Lady GaGa’s “Bad Romance”. Both Len and Bruno noticed that his legs looked a bit wobbly, but Carrie Ann thought he was “steady on his feet.” The Disney star earned 25 points.

Dancing the Viennese waltz, Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd started it off by sitting on thrones and managed to show “regalness,” so Carrie Ann commented. Goodman called it “terrific,” as Bruno also loved it. The judges gave him 27 points.

Maria Menounos and Derek Hough picked a vampire theme for their paso doble. Showing her fake fangs toward the end of the routine, the “Extra” co-host got the first perfect score, 30, of the season. “Maria, the queen of the damned was the queen of the night,” Bruno declared.

Jaleel White and Kym Johnson danced a dramatic Viennese waltz, but Carrie Ann said his “hands” needed work. Len, on the other hand, criticized his footwork which was lacking, but liked the “floaty, airy-fairy feel.” The actor earned 24 points.

After the individual dances, the stars danced once again in two teams. The first team consisting of Katherine and Mark, Maria and Derek, Jaleel and Kym, as well as Roshon and Chelsie danced the tango. The judges gave 27 points, which would be added to each of their scores.

William and Cheryl, Donald and Peta, as well as Melissa and Maksim were in the other team which performed a paso doble. All the guys took off their shirts, prompting Len to say, “You three undressed to impress.” Despite the rave reviews, they earned 26, or one point less than the first team.

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Watch Law and Order SVU Season 13 Online [HD]

Nearly one year ago, it was announced that after 12 years Chris Meloni would be making his exit from Law & Order: SVU. After a summer of cast and crew changes, including the departure of showrunner Neal Baer, it would have been easy for the show to crumble under the pressure. However, now nearing the end of its 13th (and hopefully not final) season, SVU is at its very best.
Whilst the show itself has always been of a high standard, especially in terms of writing and acting, the last couple of seasons have lacked the spark which initially made the show so unique and special. Instead, the audience were watching predictable plot twists which took the emotional depth out of the show.
Thanks to some fantastic additions to the cast, a talented set of writers and a brilliant new showrunner, Warren Leight, SVU is better than it has been in a long time. Leight, who has previously worked on Criminal Intent and Lights Out, has more than proven he was the right choice for the job. His entrance has turned the show around and helped to remind us all why SVU deserves to be where it is today.
Season 13 has been successful in subtly reinventing the show whilst still staying true to what SVU is about. This season has gone to places fans would have never expected and we have seen some of the most intense and interesting episodes to date. SVU is now back on top and here are some of the most notable reasons why:

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Grey’s Anatomy S8 E24 (8X21)– Flight – Press Release


“Flight” – Faced with a life threatening situation, the doctors must fight to stay alive while trying to save the lives of their peers; Bailey and Ben make a decision regarding their relationship; and Teddy is presented with a tempting offer. Meanwhile, Richard plans a special dinner for the residents, on the Season Finale of “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, MAY 17 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Eric Dane as Mark Sloan, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins, Kim Raver as Teddy Altman, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery and Sarah Drew as April Kepner.

Guest cast TBA.

Flight” was written by Shonda Rhimes and directed by Rob Corn.