Although blessed with a powerhouse voice, Paige Miles’ selection of songs on American Idol has been rather sketchy. Tonight the singers tackle songs from The Rolling Stones, and while Miles is geared up, she shares her personal motto for taking life as it comes. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR TO HEAR PAIGE MILES)
Catch American Idol on Fox at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
It’s the final season of Lost, as another episode of the show airs tonight on ABC at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Evangeline Lilly, who plays the manipulative yet well intentioned Kate on the series, elaborates on how her fellow castmates are dealing with the inevitable end of Lost. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW TO HEAR EVANGELINE LILLY)
PARENTHOOD -- "The Deep End of the Pool" Episode 103 -- Pictured: Monica Potter as Kristina Braverman -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC
NBC’s new series Parenthood is off and running, despite the delays in getting the show to air. The series originally included Maura Tierney, who underwent treatment for breast cancer and officially pulled out of the series. Tierney was later replaced by actress Lauren Graham.
The show is based on the 1989 movie of the same name, which was also produced by Oscar-winning Director Ron Howard.
The small screen version is taking its time examining the relationships and struggles of family – and actress Monica Potter is surprised at how much information and details are stuffed into that one-hour show.
Potter plays Kristina Braverman, a mom dealing with the realization that her son (Max Burkholder) is more than eccentric. He’s actually suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism. Potter tells HollywoodOutbreak.com that in the coming weeks we’ll learn much more about how Kristina copes with her son’s condition.
It’s important to Potter that she does justice to the role for the many parents out there dealing with their son or daughter’s condition day to day. Her own children do not have autism, but she learned the emotional aspects from Parenthood writer/creator, Jason Katims, who has a child with Aspergers, as well as friends who have children with the syndrome.
The actress understood just from watching the interaction between parents and their kids that coddling rarely happens. That the moms and dads actually push their children as if they have no hurdles to overcome.
That will become more obvious as weeks progress. However, don’t expect Parenthood to dwell on the emotional difficulties. Potter assures us that the series will be, just like its movie predecessor, a reflection of real life – the good and bad.
Parenthood airs Tuesday nights, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Movies on DVD
Vampires and werewolves are just way too hot. Just ask the fans of Twilight Saga: New Moon. In this second installment in the vampire series, sexy vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson), says goodbye to his human honey, Bella (Kristen Stewart), after she cuts her finger at a birthday party and drives his family crazy with hunger. Who mends Bella’s broken heart? The local werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner), who is also a brawny babe.
Special Features: Includes revealing audio commentary with Director Chris Weitz and Editor Peter Lambert; a six-part behind-the-scenes documentary; band rehearsal footage with Muse, music videos from Death Cab for Cutie, Anya Marina and Mutemath.
Disney’s first black animated princess highlights The Princess and the Frog, an animated feature set in New Orleans. Beautiful animation proves that 2-D is still alive and well at the studio. Plus, you gotta love a talking frog.
Special Features: Deleted scenes, the Princess Portraits Game, audio commentary by the filmmakers and a music video by Ne-Yo.
Did You Hear About the Morgans? didn’t do too well in theaters, but it’s certain the studio is hoping for a second life in home video. Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker star as Paul and Meryl Morgan, a couple who witness a murder and are relocated by a witness protection program.
Special Features: Deleted scenes and outtakes, commentary with Director Marc Lawrence and stars Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker, Cowboys and Cosmopolitans: the stars of Did You Hear About the Morgans? Park Avenue meets the prairie: the fashions of Did You Hear About the Morgans?
A new employee on an armored truck is talked into stealing a truck with $42 mil by his co-workers in Armored. As you’d imagine, there are problems that divide the group up. Great cast including Jean Reno, Matt Dillon and Laurence Fishburne.
Special Features: Crash Course: Stunts, Planning the Heist: Making Of, Armored and Underground: Production Design featurettes as well as commentary with the producer and cast.
TV on DVD
Breaking Bad: The Complete First Season follows Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a high school chemistry teacher who begins a life of crime after finding out he has terminal cancer
Special Features: Audio commentary with the show’s creator Vince Gilligan and cast including Bryan Cranston, Making of Breaking Bad mini doc, screen tests, deleted scenes, Vince Gilligan‘s photo gallery, Inside Breaking Bad featurette, AMC Shootout interview with Vince Gilligan and Bryan Cranston.
Breaking Bad: The Complete Second Season is also out on DVD. Perfect timing for those of us who want to get up to speed before the season three premiere on March 21st.
Special Features: The writers’ lab…an interactive guide to the elements of an episode (this feature is exclusive to blu-ray only), cast and crew commentaries, deleted scenes, Inside Breaking Bad…13 featurettes on the making of each episode, season one recap (great idea if you don’t get season one), Negro y azul, Better call saul commercials, 11 behind the scenes featurettes including Cop, Cop talk with Dean Norris, a gag reel, Walt’s warning, six Breaking Bad webisodes, season three sneak peek, plus another Vince Gilligan‘s photo gallery.
Destination Truth: Season One follows Josh Gates around the globe as he investigates the supernatural. Love this show for often debunking the claims that have no merit.
Special Features: Extreme travel tips, audio commentary with the reality show’s host, Josh Gates.
South Park: The Complete Thirteenth Season is Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s animated series about four way-too-worldly grade school kids who live in the dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
Special Features: Seven deleted scenes HD, inside XBox: a behind-the-scenes tour of South Park studios.
The cast of Everybody Loves Raymond, Charlie’s Angels and Glee as well as comic legends, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner all top the list of honorees at this year’s TV Land Awards.
Another special tribute is planned for Charlie’s Angel star, Farrah Fawcett, who became a phenomenon in the ‘70s because of her flowing mane and magnetic smile. Fawcett was overlooked at the Oscar Awards memorial on March 7th.
"Everybody Loves Raymond" cast.
This will also be the first time that the cast of Raymond has been reunited since the death of actor Peter Boyle, who played couch potato dad, Frank Barone on the sitcom.
Glee will receive the Future Classic Award at the event.
And the Renaissance Men of Comedy honors will go to funnymen Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles) and Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show).
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards will tape April 17th on the Sony Pictures Entertainment studio lot and is scheduled to air April 25th, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on TV Land.