West Deptford, NJ's own Andrew is headed for culinary glory. He'll appear tomorrow on the season finale of "MasterChef Junior," the uber-adorable cooking competition show hosted by the notoriously cantankerous Gordon Ramsay. "I'm representing Jersey and Italy," the 11-year-old says in a preview for the episode that airs at 8 p.m. on Fox.
As I reported in today's column, Drexel student Christopher Gray sets off quite the firestorm on tomorrow's episode of "Shark Tank" with his app Scholly that is meant to help hopeful college students get aid for their studies. Gray's app apparently leads to the biggest fight in the history of the ABC startup show, with three sharks walking out.
Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive clip of Gray's pitch with QVC queen Lori Greiner offering Gray money without asking any questions about the app, clearly pissing off Mark Cuban.
Watch the clip here.
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On Tuesday night’s episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” host Fallon brought on Taylor Swift to help him celebrate his one-year anniversary hosting “The Tonight Show.”
Turns out the pair of friends used to be quite the dancing team at New York sporting events, and Fallon replayed the Jumbotron footage to prove it. Swift and Fallon, in full team regalia, bring Jumbotron dancing to a whole new level, resurrecting moves like the Robot and the Sprinkler.
“We used to go all out,” Swift said. “We were famous Jumbotron dancers.”
"60 Minutes'" Steve Kroft set his sights on homeboy Bradley Cooper on last night's episode. In extra scenes from the interview, Cooper, Kroft and Cooper's cousin Colin Campano stroll through the Italian Market, making a stop at Claudio's (924 S. 9th St.). Cooper and crew stopped by about three weeks ago, according to owner Sal Auriemma, who called Cooper a nice guy (alas, Auriemma forgot to watch the segment).
In the extra scenes below, Germantown Academy grad Cooper says that Claudio's smells like home. Cooper, Campano and Cooper's mom Gloria also sit down for a chat at Villa di Roma (936 S. 9th St.).
What's interesting is that producer Ann Silvio mentions that she always thought of Cooper as uptight before she saw his Philly side of him. It does seem to muss up his pretty boy image a bit, doesn't it?
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On Sunday night “Saturday Night Live” celebrated its 40th anniversary with a star-studded, three-and-a-half-hour-long special episode. While they managed to squeeze in a good Cosby joke during a "Celebrity Jeopardy!" sketch, the standout skit was “The Californians,” which featured “American Sniper” star and Jenkintown's own Bradley Cooper and Reading native Taylor Swift.
B. Coop played a bleached, burned-out, ex-juvenile delinquent turned pool boy named Craig who surprisingly fathered Kristin Wiig’s character’s unborn son. Swift entered the sketch as the family’s struggling actress cousin Allison, sporting an unintelligible California-Russian-Southern accent. Cooper’s pool boy character, it was later discovered, got around.
When Betty White’s character Aunt Lana came in, everyone thought she’d died in a hot air balloon accident. Turns out she’d managed to survive thanks to her own ingenuity and help from the hot air balloon operator, who turned out to be none other than Craig the pool boy. The kicker of this sketch came when Aunt Lana and Craig were reunited with a passionate kiss.
Need a pick me up? The "Good Day Philadelphia" crew took on Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" this morning. Alex Holley makes for an excellent Mars, but the highlight is clearly Mike Jerrick and Quincy Harris in full on curlers.
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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In the penultimate episode of "Breaking Bad," Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) contemplated his future: "If I'm lucky, in a month from now, best-case scenario, I'm managing a Cinnabon in Omaha." That future was realized in the opening segment of the show's sequel, "Better Call Saul," which found the lawyer working in one of the chain's bakeries.
Now AMC and Cinnabon have teamed up to celebrate the show's premiere.
There will be a nationwide MiniBon giveaway today at participating Cinnabon bakeries from 5 to 9 p.m. The two companies have teamed up for a Twitter sweepstakes for "Saul" fans. Through March 3rd, visitors to any Cinnabon location can tweet a selfie of themselves using the hashtag #SaulSelfie for a chance to win free Cinnabon for a year, along with other prizes.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - You don't need supernatural abilities to raise money for children in need, and the cast of "Grimm" recently proved that they're adept at fundraising even without their characters' special skills.
Over the weekend, Sasha Roiz (who plays Captain Sean Renard on the show) spearheaded the Grimm Gala in Portland, Ore., to raise funds for the Grimmster Endowment ("a patient-assistance fund that provides children and families critical support associated with uncompensated care, travel, lodging and other services integral to the care and comfort of the most vulnerable patients," according to Roiz) which benefits the OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital. The goal of the evening was to raise $100,000, but Portlanders and "Grimm" fans ended up contributing $310,000.
The "Grimm" team was eager to make a difference in its adopted home of Portland, where the show is both set and filmed.