Our top moments of the week:
13. Most Unexpected House Call: As a physician's assistant in a concierge medical practice, Divya is used to making house calls on Royal Pains. But she is very taken aback, and rightfully so, when her mother comes to her late at night against her father's strict wishes. Her mother drops the bombshell that she has left Divya's father and needs a place to stay. Who's ready for some major mother-daughter bonding?
12. Worst Poker Face: It's sex education time on The Glee Project and contestant Charlie knows just what — or should we say who — to study during his recording session with Nikki Anders. Always one to speak her mind, Nikki notices Charlie unprofessionally winking at the other contestants in between takes and demands to know at whom he's smiling. Charlie sheepishly says no one, but Nikki gets her answer when she looks over and sees Aylin in the next room. "I would totally yell at you right now except you're doing a good job," she tells Charlie. Besides, since when does Glee care about inter-office relationships?
11. Biggest Test: Rachel is hesitant to fill out a Match.com profile on Suits since, in her mind, she's just a lonely, lowly paralegal whose serious case of test anxiety has prevented her from becoming a lawyer. But she might not be for long. After Mike still refuses to tell her why he really broke up with her, Rachel is finally ready to move on and takes the LSATs. But will she pass?
10. Most Embarrassing Weigh-In: Baseball star Gonzo (guest star Adam Rodriguez) is suffering from one of the worst professional slumps in his career on Necessary Roughness, so he does what any other athlete would do: He goes on a hunt to find the perfect slump-buster (generally known in the sports world as an overweight, unattractive woman) to help get his numbers back up. Unfortunately, Gonzo's overzealous attitude gets the best of him and he is arrested for soliciting plus-size women outside of a Jenny Craig. Next time, maybe try Weight Watchers.
9. Most Heartbreaking Reveal: After Angela learns that Jane's ex, Lt. Casey Jones, is partially paralyzed on Rizzoli & Isles, she orchestrates a meeting between the former couple. Unaware of his condition, Jane cracks that they can start over by going for a run or rollerblading, before an insulted Casey reveals his injury. Jane says that she had no idea and insists that his paralysis doesn't change how she feels. "Just give me some time, OK?" he says while putting on his crutches. "Please don't watch me leave." Jane agrees, but she slyly watches him struggle across the floor, as tears slide down her face.
8. Worst Eye of the Storm: And we thought the whole pink bow debacle was bad. On Part 2 of The Real Housewives of Orange County season finale, Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Barney's friendship comes to a surprising and sudden end when Vicki's much-maligned boyfriend, Brooks, accuses Tamra of giving Vicki "the evil eye." Tamra flat-out denies the accusation and tells Vicki to stop letting her boyfriend tell her what to think. Vicki screams (and spits) in Tamra's face and tells the camera that their friendship is over.
7. Hottest Kiss: On The Bachelorette, Sean, who didn't get a one-on-one date, takes it upon himself to find Emily and sneak in some alone time. After screaming out her name on the streets of Prague, he finally spots her and the two waste no time before getting close. Just when it looks like they're about to say goodbye, Sean pins Emily against a wall and passionately kisses her. And you thought no guy could top Arie's moves last week!
6. Best Opening: Charlie Sheen wastes no time, literally, addressing the $1.8 million-an-episode elephant in the room on the series premiere of his new FX sitcom Anger Management. In the opening shot, Charlie stares straight at the camera and spouts, "You can't fire me. I quit. You think you can replace me with some other guy? Go ahead. It won't be the same. You may think I'm losing, but I'm not. I'm..." The camera pans out to show Sheen is not actually addressing his former bosses at Two and a Half Men, but is trying to demonstrate how to use a punching bag to his character's anger management patients. So can we all finally move on now?
5. The "I'm Mad as Hell" Award: On HBO's new drama The Newsroom, creator Aaron Sorkin tips his cap to Paddy Chayefsky's Network when Will McAvoy, the "Jay Leno of news anchors," finally breaks out of his middle-of-the-road rut and speaks his mind. After being asked by a college student what makes America the greatest country in the world, Will spews a rant — complete with statistics on literacy, life expectancy, incarcerated citizens per capita and infant mortality — about how America is, in fact, not the greatest country anymore. (Except for Yosemite!) Even on a show this idealistic, we're not sure Will's new and improved broadcast will fix all that, but it's a hell of a monologue. Welcome back, Mr. Sorkin.
4. Best Workout Jam: Let's be real: Being out of shape in the summer is not sexy — and you know it. So leave it to Jimmy Fallon and LMFAO to give us the perfect workout tune on Late Night: "The Spin Bike Song." Donning their brightest — and tightest — exercise gear, the trio works up a sweat on spin bikes while spouting some very TMI lines. Sample lyric:" I really like the band One Direction / These pants make it hard to hide an erection, what?" Between this and Schmidt's spin class, we might get off our lazy butts yet.
3. Worst Flub: In the race to be first, both CNN and Fox News pull a "Dewey Defeats Truman" and mistakenly report that the Supreme Court has overturned President Obama's health care law moments after the densely worded 193-page document was released. "[This is] a dramatic blow to the policy and to the president," CNN's John King says, as "Supreme Ct. Kills Individual Mandate" flashes on screen. Minutes later, after other outlets that didn't jump the gun report the opposite, both networks correct themselves on air and online. Whoops! Once again, it's great to first, but it's more important to be right. Reading doesn't hurt either.
2. Worst Sexual Healing: Things get awkward very quickly on Watch What Happens: Live when host Andy Cohen decides to dub the evening "Turn Me Tuesday" and challenges his beautiful female guests to "make like Adele and create a 'Rolling in the Deep'" in his pants despite the fact that he's gay. Denise Richards is totally game and literally kneels into a freak dance in front of Andy, rubbing her hands way up and way down his thighs, all the while sporting her best super-sexy (aka super-crazy) eyes. Good to see her work on Wild Things still comes in handy 14 years later.
1. Saddest Goodbye: It was the best of times and the worst of times for Ann Curry on Today this week. A day after being the lucky recipient of a sexy bump-and-grind and flash mob striptease from Magic Mike hotties Joe Manganiello and Channing Tatum, she bids a tearful, poignant farewell to her home of 15 years. "For all of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, I'm sorry I couldn't carry the ball to the finish line," she tells viewers. "But, man, I did try. ... After all of these years, I don't even know if I can sleep in anymore. I'm not even sure that I can. But I know that whatever time I wake up, I'll be missing you."
What are your top moments?
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