May 2009

Saturday, May 30 10 p.m. ET/PT

Comedian Drew Hastings tackles a number of topics, including his three favorite colours, farming, and exotic animal parks in this one hour special.

Saturday, May 30 at 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET on MuchMore

There is no better way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon than curled up on the couch watching the most eye-popping, jaw-dropping, and just plain vicious celebrity break-ups and divorces. In three separate one-hour episodes, find out all of the juicy details behind the top 40 splits of the Hollywood couples that you thought would actually make it, and see who will top our list as the most shocking celebrity divorce.

Friday, May 29 10 p.m.

Also airs at 10 p.m. ET in a super-simulcast on ‘A’

Elvis brings together some of “the next generation” of singers and songwriters catching his ear – all of whom come from musical/show business families.

Friday, May 29 at 10 p.m. ET

Saturday, May 30 at 8 p.m. ET and Sunday, May 31 at 7 p.m. ET (special time) on Bravo!

Spectacle shines the spotlight on a talented and varied group of young singers and songwriters – Jenny Lewis (ex-Rilo Kiley), Jakob Dylan (ex-Wallflowers) and the acclaimed indie duo She & Him, comprised of singer-songwriter and actress Zooey Deschanel and guitarist/producer M. Ward. Coincidentally, they all come from show business families, some more famous than others. Costello explores this theme, as well as their various talents and musical adventures, in revealing interview segments. A good deal of musical performance and collaboration transpires too, with Lewis and Costello teaming up for a rousing version of a song from her new album (on which Elvis Costello also appears); Dylan demonstrating a stripped-down version of one of his Wallflowers hits, before performing a duet with Costello on a lovely new song; She & Him showing off their intriguing, timeless sound; and the entire group hooking up for a fitting finale on one of the host’s signature hits.

Friday, May 29 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

Patrons locked inside of a bar are forced to fight monsters.  Stars Balthazar Getty, Henry Rollins and Navi Rawat.

 

According to E! Online, George O’Malley will not be a returning character on next season of Grey’s Anatomy. While the cliff-hanger season finale left George flat lining, viewers had hope that Seattle Grace doctors might help the character make a miracle recovery with medical intervention – however, according to these reports, it’s time that we stop getting our hopes up.

There have been rumors for quite some time that T.R. Knight has wanted out of his Grey’s Anatomy contract, which creator Shonda Rhimes recently denied; however, with his declining screen time on the show any dissatisfaction with his role would not be surprising.

Naturally, ABC representatives have refused to comment on these rumors – which would spoil one of the most dramatic plotlines that viewers have encountered for some time watching the hit show that airs on CTV in Canada.

I think it goes without saying that you’ll have to tune into next season’s premier episode in order to get some closure on plotlines which have left characters played by T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl in limbo, hanging somewhere between life and death.

As a new season of Canada’s Next Top Model enters a new season, right in time for the summer programming lineup, viewers can expect to watch some hot up-and-coming models walk the runways and pull out each other’s hair; all under the watchful eye of host and judge Jay Manuel.

On this week’s episode, eleven girls made the final cut, lead on to believe they were going to be sent home, while standing amongst a group of working models placed to make the contestants believe the final cuts had not yet been made. After one photo shoot that had the prospective top models posing with a series of wild animals; including a bobcat, a wolf, a vulture, a hawk, and a few slinky creatures; and a trip out east for those with the best shots to take pictures on the icy tundra while mingling with seals and polar bears.

This week’s photo shoots were filmed by American Idol alum Nigel Barker, who will hopefully continue to appear throughout this season to boost ratings, with this season’s team of judges who include Manuel, Jeanne Baker, Yasmin Warsame, and new judge Mike Ruiz (Canadian fashion photographer).

As the season winds up, Canadian viewers can prepare for some serious drama, and hopefully a few good photos and runway shows during the hunt for Canada’s Next Top Model.

It does seem like a while ago that Jay found a Top Model.  Thousands of young women turned out with the hopes to become Canada’s Next Top Model.  Twenty contestants are greeted by Jay who has arrived via helicopter on what looks to be a rather cool Toronto day.

Jay tells the twenty girls that half of them are going home right now.  They’re each standing on a number which as Jay reads out, he wants them to come over and stand next to him.  The girls who have been left behind are getting anxious.  9 girls are called over and Jay tells them they’re done.  But there’s a twist.  Those 9 girls are already models and the 11 girls remaining are excited once they realise that one of them will be Canada’s Next Top Model.

What a vicious start to this season on CTV! After thinking they were out, they’re in.

Nole Marin greets the girls who introduces them to their first task.  Modelling with some interesting animals.  A dog, a vulture, a bobcat, snakes and a hawk.  Charming.  It’s an eighties theme in a room that looks like the animals tore it apart.

The girls are incredibly excited to be working with Nigel Barker for their first photoshoot.

Jill is first up with a snake and she’s a little nervous.  Maryam takes the vulture but Nigel thought she took it too far.  Meaghan was adorable but let her braces prevent her from moving her mouth.

Nikita didn’t like the snake.  Neither did Tara.  Does anyone like snakes anyway?

Tiffany disappointed Nigel with little energy but impressed him with her ability to take direction.  Heather did an extraordinary job with the bobcat.  Alexandra is worried about being bitten by the dog.  I can understand why.

Rebecca needed to be a little more versatile with the vulture.  Lindsay though, stood composed while the hawk latched on with its talons.

Ebonie needed more expression with the bobcat who was the real star of her photoshoot.

After the photoshoot, Alexandra drops a bombshell.  After less than 15 minutes of the show going to air, she’s pulling out.  What?  The girlscan’t believe it as they only just got there.

Heather wins the first shoot and the chance to take two other models up to the snowy north for another shoot with Nigel.  Heather takes Jill and Nikita.  Gotta love jumping in a helicopter and being whisked away so quickly.

While Heather, Jill and Nikita fly north the other girls arrive at their new home.  The lavish Next Model mansion complete with their own runway.  It’s got a load of photos of Rebecca Hardy, season two winner, on the walls which should be plenty of inspiration for them.

The girls are a little perplexed to discover only 8 beds and wonder how that is going to work with 10 girls.  They wonder if there is a secret room which, according to the “sealed off” sign, would suggest there is.

112km off the coast of Prince Edward Island, Nigel introduces Heather, Jill and Nikita to the white coat seal pups.  They’re amazed at how cool the whole experience is.

Back in Toronto, the other girls get their first Jay mail which suggests they should be practicing as well while the others are getting additional experience.

After visiting the seal pups, Nigel takes them to have a fashion shoot out on the ice.  They send a video message back to the girls back at the mansion.  When they get it, they’re a little jealous.  There’s one more surprise.  Nigel has the keys to the sealed off room.

When they get back, they check out their sealed off room which has more gifts and their own bathroom. Talk about a way to generate jealousy.  Spectacular!

The first judging session introduces the prize for this year’s winner.  A modeling contract, an 8 page editorial spread in Fashion magazine, a $100,000 contract with the company that makes Olay and Covergirl.

Jay wants the girls to really value the opportunity they have and doesn’t want to see any more girls walk.  I mean, seriously.  If you auditioned for the show and was the twelvth girl, how mad would you be that you missed out uneccesarily.

The judging panel consists of photographer Mike Ruiz, International model Yasmine Warsame, fashion editor and journalist Jeanne Beker as well as guest judge, Nigel Barker.

At the verdict, the photo of the week goes to Maryam.  They love how dynamic the photo is.

Maryam Massoumi - Canada's Next Top Model

When Jay calls Heather, she trips.

Heather Delaney - Canada's Next Top Model

Tara is next to get her photo.

Tara Gold Scott - Canada's Next Top Model

Meaghan

Meaghan DeWarrenng - Canada's Next Top Model

Rebeccah

Rebeccah Wyse - Canada's Next Top Model

Nikita

Nikita Kiceluk - Canada's Next Top Model

Ebonie

Ebonie Finley - Canada's Next Top Model

and Lindsay

Linsay Willier - Canada's Next Top Model

Jill and Tiffany find themselves in the bottom two.

Jill Pukesh - Canada's Next Top Model

When it comes to the crunch, the last photo goes to Jill.

And with that, the first round of farewells begins.  Of course, Tiffany is upset to have been the first to be cut.

Tiffany MacDonald - Canada's Next Top Model

Thursday, May 28 – 10pm ET/PT

With the recent death of Mr. Wellington, Trish and Henry’s wedding remains on hold.  A series of flashbacks uncover the history of the island.  True identities are unveiled.

Thursday, May 28, 2009 10 p.m.

Also airs at 11 p.m. AT on ‘A’ Atlantic and 10 p.m. MT on ACCESS

Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) learn that “happily ever after” isn’t easy, a military doctor who brings in a trauma patient catches Cristina’s (Sandra Oh) eye, and the Chief (James Pickens, Jr.) and his staff reel at the news that Seattle Grace is no longer nationally ranked as a top-tier teaching hospital.