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The answer to Tuesday's Tom Cruise Trivia: Tom was born Thomas Cruise Mapother

FIRST FIVES: Tara Dowling, Neil Moffatt, Jim Wall, Niko Gatchalian & Rachel Snyder

Sunday's Cable Top 5

BET AWARDS-BET 3.2/7.4

TRUE BLOOD-HBO 2.6/4.5

KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS-E! 1.4/2.6

FALLING SKIES-TNT 1.2/3.3

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ (KF)-Bravo 1.1/2.2

Monday's Broadcast Top 5

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (CFF)-NBC 2.9/10.1

HELLS KITCHEN-FOX 2.4/5.7

MASTERCHEF-FOX 2.3/5.4

US OLYMPIC TRIALS-NBC 1.8/7.8

THE GLASS HOUSE-ABC 1.2/3.3

Monday's Broadcast Trendrr Top 5

THE BACHELORETTE-ABC 75,698

AMERICAS GOT TALENT (CFF)-NBC 45,774

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CFF)-CBS 28,642

MASTERCHEF-FOX 21,750

THE GLASS HOUSE-ABC

Monday's Cable Top 5

WWE-USA 1.7/4.7

PAWN STARS-History 1.6/4.9

WWE-USA 1.6/4.7

PAWN STARS-History 1.6/4.8

LOVE AND HIP HOP ATLANTA-VH1 1.6/2.8

Monday's Cable Trendrr Top 5

LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA-VH1 374,556

ANDERSON COOPER-CNN 271,078

TEEN WOLF-MTV 210,519

WWE-USA 153,229

TANISHA GETS MARRIED-Oxygen 17,144

Tuesday's Broadcast Top 5

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (CFF)-NBC 2.3/9.2

MASTER CHEF-FOX 2.0/5.1

HELL'S KITCHEN-FOX 1.9/4.9

LOVE IN THE WILD-NBC 1.3/4.5

48 HOURS MYSTERY-CBS 1.1/6.0

Tuesday's Broadcast Trendrr Top 5

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-NBC 32,824

MASTERCHEF-FOX 32,435

THE CATALINA-CW 29,024

HELL'S KITCHEN-FOX 20,924

NCIS-CBS 9,838

Tuesday's Cable Top 5

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Tuesday's Cable Trendrr Top 5

THE BET AWARDS-BET 161,530

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS-ABC Family 112,707

WWE-Syfy 93,624

WORKAHOLICS-Comedy Central 48,754

TOSH.O

-Comedy Central 47,826 -No change in JR's enormous eyebrows or his despicable ways on DALLAS last night. So here's where we are for anyone who has missed anything: Bobby thought he was dying and was going to sell Southfork, but John Ross and JR screwed him over and Dallasended up getting Southfork for themselves, but then JR screwed over John Ross, his only son, and as of this moment, Southfork belongs to JR. The whole point for Bobby selling the place (which isn't as impressive looking in 2012 as it was back in the 80's) was to insure there would be no drilling and no fighting. Well, all that's out the window. Everyone's fighting, and drilling probably begins next episode. If all that wasn't enough, Bobby (who I think beat cancer in one episode) now also had to deal with where to live. Of course JR will allow him to stay on at Southfork but first he's packing, then he's unpacking, if it were me, I'd leave. Bobby's adopted son, Christopher (who is still hung up on the fact that he isn't a real Ewing) is in love with Elena, but he's married to Rebecca the scarface chick who says she loves him, even though she is in on a scam with her brother. It's good people...really good. If you aren't watching it...you should.

-Kelly wore a perfect "kelly" green dress on Tuesday's LIVE WITH KELLY. It was age appropriate, it didn't make her boobs look weird, it was very summery and it actually made me happy when Kelly and Michael Strahan walked out and looked just right for once. John Travolta was a guest and Kelly was a bit over the top with him. Of course she didn't ask him if he was leaving Kelly Preston, his wife, for the newly single Tom Cruise and she also didn't ask him what was up with the spray on hair look, but I get it, she does need guests in order to keep her show right? On Wednesday, Kelly, sporting an American flag bandanna look, short shorts and a cute white top welcomed Kevin Jonas as co-host and Blake Lively. In between the typical chit chat, audience members participated in a few traditional 4th of July games like dunk tanks, food eating etc.

-On Tuesday nights live AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, Nick Cannon must have added some Miracle Grow to his hair products, because his chia pet hair appeared a bit larger than the night before. Tuesday, Nick wore a blue velvet suit that I liked, with a circus clown flower that looked like it was Nick+Cannongoing to squirt water at someone any minute. Sharon's earring fell off during the opening commentary...I love live TV. Howard predicted Shaunice & Maurice would go through and he was right! Then a performance of Cirque Du Soleil's Zarkana that was mesmerizing. Next up, Howard predicted The Scott Brothers and he was right again! So glad that the Little Star chick was sent home. She was talented but she irritated me. Next, Howard predicted David Garibaldi and he was...right again...3 for 3. Then Will. I. Am performed. I'm not a huge Will. I. Am fan (maybe it's all the weird punctuation?) so I powered through that one and then, the shocker of the night, The Distinguished Men in Brass were sent home, and Edon the kid with the yarmulke was put through. Howard went 4 for 4 for the night.

-After much back and forth, Shannon Tweed Simmons and her sister Tracy Tweed both finally came to their senses on this week's GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS, and decided not to adopt Gene+Simmonsor move forward with in vitro. Shannon is 55 and Tracy is 48. They both have amazing kids, money, great homes, and all seems good in their worlds. As you know I was screaming at them both via this blog to forget this crazy kid idea. Travel, do some charity work, help Sophie win The X Factor, help Nick get a life, invent something to fix Gene's hair...there's plenty to do girls...get busy!

-REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NJ had me crying with this week's episode...which made me feel like a big time loser. When Kathy and Rosie's Mom explained her upbringing during a Sunday dinner, we all learned that her own Mother, gave her away to her aunt when she was 5 years old. I can't even imagine that, but what I couldn't imagine even more was that her kids and grandkids never knew this before. It was truly heartbreaking. I didn't cry for long, the next segment was finally the one when Teresa and Joe go to therapy. Which was just ridiculous. I think the therapist probably got tricked into it and gave up on them pretty quickly. He seemed really annoyed, and of course it appeared all was good between Tre and Joe when they left the therapists office, but before they exited the building they were right back at it. Teresa is an idiot...just look at the outfit she was wearing above...those are feather sleeves!

-I grew up on reruns of THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW. Andy, Barney, Opie and Aunt Bea. I wasn't a Andy+Griffithshuge Matlock person, but I always loved Andy Griffith. Andy died on Tuesday at the age of 86. More recently, Andy starred alongside Brad Paisley in Brad's "Waiting on a Woman" video. If you haven't seen it, check it out here...RIP Andy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-C-IbkuNWs

-GREAT return to LETTERMAN for Conan O'Brian on Tuesday night. I rarely watch LETTERMAN, but I happened to be awake and caught Conan's return to the show after many years. I loved the interview. Dave and Conan went right to the TONIGHT SHOW scandal or drama or whatever you want to call it and made fun of Jay Leno which I loved, since I can't stand Jay. If you didn't see the interview...check it out.

-I don't know too many people who watch HAWAII 5-0, but in case you do, Christine Lahti who I Christine+Lahtiguess is best known to me, for her time on CHICAGO HOPE, but more recently she appeared on LAW & ORDER SVU (which I don't watch), will be joining the show come September.

-FX picked up the syndication rights to MIKE & MOLLY in case you're interested.

-Netflix may have lost me and some others a while back, but they have obviously kept a lot more subscribers than anyone expected after raising prices earlier this year. In June alone Netflix's monthly viewing topped 1 billion hours which is a record breaker for the service.

-And just in case you were wondering, Joey Chestnut held on to his title by eating 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes and pocketing the 10G's in the annual Nathan's 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest.

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-Thursday's Tom Cruise Trivia Question: Which movie did Tom Cruise here the words "You had me at hello"?

Send your Trivia Answer to Kristy at Kristy@watchingwaytoomuch.com.

Kristy Carruba is currently Media Manager for Verizon Wireless Consumer Products where she oversees the investment and inventory management for all National media. Kristy has always had a passion for TV and started writing “TV News of the Day” in January of 2011 which evolved into Watching Way Too Much six months later. Kristy can be reached Kristy@watchingwaytoomuch.com.

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