Meredith Baxter, the actress from Family Ties has married her partner Nancy Locke.
Gushed the bride to People, “Now I understand why marriage caught on!”
The 66-year-old (who played Michael J. Fox‘s mother Elyse on the sitcom) and her longtime partner exchanged handwritten vows on Sunday afternoon (Dec. 8) in Los Angeles in front of friends and family which included Baxter’s five children.
A friend provided music on their guitar during the ceremony, and at the reception, Locke’s band took to the stage to perform, with the couple showing off the dance lessons they took for the occasion.
Said couple began dating seven years ago, with Baxter coming out four years ago in 2009.
All the best to them!
Apparently Selena Gomez did not have the best time at the Jingle Ball over the weekend.
The former Disney star had some mic troubles at KIIS FM’s 2013 Jingle Ball which led to some cursing and according to witnesses, Gomez leaving the stage before she was scheduled to.
“Sorry, the sound isn’t working!” Us Weekly reports Gomez screaming to the crowd during the technical difficulties. “Are you guys having a good night? I promise, a lot cooler people are gonna come out tonight.”
“Is it okay if I perform two more songs and you guys can get to it?”
At which point she sang “Come & Get It,” cursed in frustration and left the stage rather than finish performing.
Added an eyewitness, “She was pissed doing the next song and she said two more songs. [She] didn’t do the last one.”
The curse was caught on video by one concert goer, which you can watch below. It’s obviously NSFW due to language.
Here’s the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 on Logo! I am so excited!
The fourteen queens this season are:
Bianca Del Rio
Trinity K. Bonet
The season premieres in February 2014 on Logo.
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Has Watson truly “got on” with his life in the two years following Sherlock’s “death”? And why did Sherlock Holmes fake his death anyway? These are the burning questions raised by the launch trailer for Sherlock Series 3.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman both return in fine form, as evidenced by the trailer below. It’s rare that a show packs this much tease-worthy footage into a single minute. Of course, the less I say about it, the better. Just watch the full trailer below and whet your appetite! (Seriously, a healthy Sherlock appetite never hurt anyone)
Series 3 of Sherlock, airing in three parts, will be broadcast on BBC One in the UK on January 1st, 5th and 12th. In the US, the series begins on January 19th on PBS.
After an intense bottom 2 sing-off with Luke Friend, Rough Copy was eliminated from The X Factor UK semifinal. Rough Copy were on hand to discuss their elimination on The Xtra Factor, and could these guys actually be one of the most likable trios this show has had? Seriously, they’re so endearing here, talking about the friendships they’ve formed, who they’re rooting for in next week’s finale, their reactions to being eliminated (hilarious!) and what was going through their mind during the sing-off.
I loved this, and I really hope these guys get to do big things in the music business. They’ve certainly got the talent. I’ve got to give it to Gary Barlow for putting the trio back together just after judges houses. I just can’t imagine Rough Copy working as a duo. These guys are a perfect fit as a three-man group. You can watch the full video below:
So what do you think of Rough Copy’s elimination? Was it the right bottom 2? Sound off in the comments!
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MTV is as reality TV obsessed as ever, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re keeping room on their schedule for every docudrama on their slate.
The network has canceled Teen Mom 3, the latest installment in the franchise focusing on the continued struggles of young mothers. The news was confirmed by the show’s cast on Twitter.
Castmate Alex Sekella tweets:
Yes no more teen mom 3. Guess we weren't enough of train wrecks for it to be interesting. America wants to watch crazies oh well #relieved
— Alexandria Sekella (@OfficialSekella) December 7, 2013
Cast member Katie Yeager also confirmed the cancellation and announced her eagerness to move on from the experience and have a normal life with her daughter. She tweets:
I'm grateful for this experience. Molli and I are ready to move on from this and live a normal life. Thanks for all the love and support ??
— Katie Yeager (@Katiebyeager) December 7, 2013
However, the cancellation of Teen Mom 3 doesn’t mean the end of the Teen Mom franchise. Teen Mom 2 returns for season five on Jan. 20.
Jackson family member La Toya Jackson has tied the knot with her longtime friend and business partner, Jeffre Phillips.
“He’s been by her side forever and they already live in the same building in LA,” revealed a source to Us Weekly. “He has invested her well in real estate and other business dealings so she is financially in great shape. And he’s always with her. They are the very best of friends and Jeffre is part of the family by now.”
Phillips proposed to La Toya on her reality show Life With La Toya, which airs on the OWN Network.
Justin Bieber‘s mom Pattie Mallette decided to hold an “AskPattie” Twitter session on Sunday, in which she revealed even as a baby it was all about the Benjamins.
When asked by a fan on the social media site what Justin’s first word was, Mallette admitted it was, “money” and that instead of calling his parents Mommy and Daddy, he would refer to them as Money and Daddy.
Cute? Horrible? It’s Justin Bieber so we can’t decide.
Other tidbits included the fact that she wished he didn’t have any ink and that she hopes he doesn’t plan to settle down and have kids anytime soon.
— Pattie Mallette (@pattiemallette) December 9, 2013
— Pattie Mallette (@pattiemallette) December 9, 2013
We think she’s good on that front. At least we hope she is.
1 new song, 1 reprise, 1 celebrity duet.
Luke Friend – We Are Young (.fun)
Luke Friend – What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction)
Nicholas McDonald – Candy (Robbie Williams)
Nicholas McDonald – Angel (Sarah McLachlan)
Sam Bailey – Edge Of Glory (Lady Gaga)[...]
Recap and review of Revenge – Season 3 Episode 9 – Surrender:
We’re getting closer and closer to the moment Revenge has been building towards for three seasons now: Emily (Emily VanCamp) finally getting her revenge and bringing about the downfall of the Grayson empire. Of course, given that this is an ongoing drama series, there’s almost no way she actually succeeds next week, and so the question becomes: Who will stop Emily Thorne? “Surrender” provides us with all manner of complications for Emily’s endgame, to make for a fittingly compelling mystery heading into next week’s midseason finale while also showing how the proximity of the wedding day is inspiring these characters to a sort of madness. Can anyone be trusted to keep their head on straight?
Daniel (Josh Bowman) is coming apart at the seams, and the effectiveness of his story illustrates just how far Daniel has come as a character. In the first two seasons, Daniel wasn’t really someone capable of propping up his own storylines independent of Emily, yet his struggle to choose between Emily and Sara (Annabelle Stephenson) is fairly gripping once you consider that Daniel, perhaps more than anyone directly affected by Emily’s scheme, is an innocent victim. Daniel isn’t a bad guy, and he even forgoes his one shot at true happiness (represented by Sara) to remain loyal to Emily, and to ensure that his child with her doesn’t grow up in a broken home like he did. In essence, Daniel is a more honorable character than many on the show: not only does he own up to his responsibilities and remain with his fiance, he’s also gone a long way in rectifying the mistakes of his past, such as the drunk driving incident that nearly ruined Sara’s life so many years ago. In addition, he’s done his best to get out from under his family’s influence and stigma. Basically, it’s kind of peculiar that the show does its damndest to make Daniel such a likable guy, since it requires we root against Emily. But I like the conflict it inspires in viewers, since viewers may want to see Daniel happy, but they likely want to see Emily succeed more.
Daniel officially ends things with Sara, who discovers Emily’s pregnancy when the rest of the world does — after Emily leaks it to the media. Of course, she sets it up so that Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) takes the fall for it, driving a further wedge between she and Daniel. While this is a clever, shrewd tactic to keep Daniel on her side, it has far-reaching consequences we’ll get to a bit later. As for now, Victoria defends herself to Daniel, trying to tell him that Emily is a con artist. However, Daniel makes it crystal clear: he’s marrying Emily whether she likes it or not. And Daniel isn’t the only child Victoria is losing, as Charlotte (Christa B. Allen), Victoria’s partner-in-crime in setting Daniel up with Sara, tells her mother that their actions have hurt both Daniel and Sara undeservedly. Charlotte comes to this conclusion once Sara confesses that she’s leaving town and Daniel admits that he’s having doubts about his wedding to Emily. She recognizes the far-reaching consequences of her scheming, and takes measures to wash her hands of it, and advises her mother to do the same. But it’s so hard to avoid scheming when you’re surrounded by schemers…
Case in point, Lydia Davis (Amber Valletta), who returns to the Hamptons with the goal of making the Graysons pay. Particularly Conrad (Henry Czerny), whom she blames for the crummy life she’s been living as a bartender in Ecuador, somehow forgetting that Conrad did everything in his power to stop her from getting on the plane that inevitably exploded. And hey, life as a bartender is better than no life at all, which is Victoria’s point upon encountering her former rival tossing evening wear off her balcony. As we learn, when Victoria gave up the Conrad info in exchange for Charlotte’s safety, it was with the agreement that she would disappear off the map. And, in a moment of softer judgment, Victoria decided to negotiate a similar deal for Lydia, essentially arranging a fake death for her as well. But once Lydia learned that Victoria had broken the agreement and come out of hiding, she decided it was fair game for her to return as well.
And she gets right to work, luring Conrad to a hotel and attempting to trap him in a self-incriminating statement. However, as Lydia observes, this isn’t the Conrad she remembers. He’s a much softer man than he once was, and she inevitably finds her resolve weakening, particularly after Margaux (Karine Vanasse) drops her from her payroll as a source for the Conrad Grayson story for being untrustworthy, yet another stumbling block in Margaux’s pursuit of the Grayson story. Ultimately, at the urging of Nolan (on Jack’s suggestion), she gives up on Conrad — particularly once Jack (Nick Wechsler) pleads with her not to pursue the story of Conrad’s corruption, since it’s led to the deaths of so many people he’s cared about. And so she gives it up, stating that there will be other stories, but “There’s only one Jack Porter”. (Ah well, at least there’s some movement in their storyline.) As for Lydia, desperate to go back to living the high life, she forgives Conrad and winds up back in his bed…and close enough to his private photo albums to find a copy of the undoctored photo of the Grayson Global New Year’s Party with a young Emily in the background. She now has her proof that Emily has been stalking the Graysons for years, at worst; at best, she has proof that Emily isn’t who she says she is. Both scenarios are equally bad for Em, and this represents perhaps the biggest hurdle to Emily’s plan…
…Well, at least until the end of the episode. Driven to despair by her children deserting her, Victoria formally gives up the fight against Emily. In leaking the pregnancy story to the media, Emily has inadvertently created the domino effect that ultimately compromises her entire plan, as Victoria returns her RSVP with the box marked “Respectfully Decline” checked. She is skipping the wedding altogether, and Emily is reeling from the news, since her entire plan was predicated on Victoria being there. Hell, she’d even gone through the trouble of taking the murder weapon to the shooting range while wearing one of Victoria’s bracelets, in order to taint the jewelry with gunfire residue. Now, Emily will have to come up with a Plan B, or find some way to make certain Victoria attends. Of course, any attempt to get Victoria to come to the wedding will be immediately suspicious, given the enmity that exists between the two women.
It’s a terrifically effective wrench to throw into Emily’s plans, particularly in the final 24 hours before the wedding, as Emily’s resourcefulness will be put to the test in more significant fashion than we’ve seen this season, short of doctoring Conrad’s medical records. And it’s right as she’s about to find her happy ending: although she and Daniel lie to each other and say they only want to be with one another, Daniel is still hung up on Sara, and Emily is actually now engaged to Aiden! Yes, the Brit proposes and sets up a dreamy life in Europe under the last names of “Ross,” which will allow Nolan (Gabriel Mann) to visit them under the cover that Emily is a distant cousin. Aiden expresses his love for Emily and his willingness to lay down his life for her, and I’m guessing that’s going to be a willingness that will be tested sooner rather than later.
“Surrender” is more of a table-setting episode for next week’s midseason finale, but it’s vintage Revenge, writing the characters into a corner and challenging them to fight their way out. Next week could be the most momentous TV wedding in years, and it’s kind of scary how excited I am for it — even if it means Emily ultimately fails in bringing her quest for revenge to the conclusion she’s been after.
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