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 We’re Glad You’re Back!!! Season Premieres are Full of Surprises and Shocks

This has been an exciting week when it comes to television. It’s a week of season premieres and the returns of old friends. Premiere week started on Monday.

The big question was answered on “The Big Bang Theory.” Dr Amy Farrah Fowler is now set to become Mrs. Sheldon Cooper. Sheldon went all the way to New Jersey and proposed to Amy Farrah Fowler. But that wasn’t the only other surprise on the show. It looks like that Howard and Bernadette are expecting another little one. Bernadette is pregnant. The couple was begging Leonard and Penny to join them in the maternity ward. Will there be another BBT baby? Time will tell.

It is a time for celebration on “Empire.” The record company is taking its cues from the real “Motown” and televising a show celebrating 20 years. Luscious still can’t remember his life, but he is surrounded by the love of his family. But there is an unwanted guest at the party, Claudia. She never leaves his side and that pisses off Cookie. Is Claudia really helping or is she part of a plot to ruin Empire?  The Du Bois clan continues their revenge . Jamal is the unwitting victim by Diana Dubois sending in her son to break Jamal’s heart. There is a possibility of a “Star” and “Empire” .crossover in the future. It turns out that Carlotta and Luscious knew each other back in the day. She was there to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Empire” . Is Luscious faking this amnesia and will Claudia be kicking rocks? If Cookie gets her way , it will be , bye bye Felicia.

“Grey’s Anatomy” begins its 14th season with a two hour premiere. TGIT returned with a vengeance , except for the tent pole of the evening, “Scandal.” The political soap opera returns next Thursday for it’s final season. It is a time of reconciliation as Grey Sloane is rebuilding following the explosion which ended the show last season. It was also old home week as Kim Raver returned as Dr. Teddy Altman. Arizona hasn’t recovered from Eliza being fired, but she might be mending her broken heart with DeLuca’s sister. Owen’s sister, Megan has returned to the states following her rescue. Unfortunately, she has been injured in her stomach and has a colostomy bag as well. Meredith saves the day with life saving surgery. There is only one problem , no one has told Megan that Nathan is in love with her surgeon. Nathan remains conflicted about his feelings for each woman. The Hunts are worried about the state of Owen’s marriage. Teddy’s feelings remain unchanged about Owen. But along with Amelia, and Teddy, another woman from Major Hunt’s past is mentioned. Meredith was quite excited when she came across an article written by Cristina. Does this mean that the cardio goddess is returning to “Grey’s”? It’s reconciliation time for JoLex. Where does this leave Meredith since Megan was Nathan’s fiancé and Alex is returning to Jo?  The Chief doesn’t know what to do with the new class of interns that Minnick brought in. They are not a perfect fit and then he is reminded that none of the doctors started out to be the super surgeons they are today.  Amelia has rocked a surgery and in celebration she joins the new Ob-Gyn ‘s  MRI scan. There is only one problem, Amelia spots a beautiful tumor. Does this mean that the rock star neuro surgeon ‘s days are numbered?

The “Fab Four” returned last Thursday night . It was a ratings bonanza for NBC as viewers were rewarded with the same hijinks of Will, Grace, Karen, and oh just Jack that had made us laugh for eight years. It was as if “Must See TV’’ . Starting next week, Will and the gang will have a formidable rival. The long time show will be pitted against Olivia Pope and her gladiators. But in the meantime, the fun continues.

Continuing the creators campaign to slam the Trump administration, last week’s show included Will’s crazy efforts to get a congressman to date him.  Karen further cemented her relationship with Melania and the Donald by getting Grace to decorate the Oval Office. Forget the final episode, the gang is still together. There are promises of recurring characters like Vince and Leo, but we have to see them. The writers further poked fun at the scheduling dilemma by having Jack utter one of his “Jackisms” . He laughed and said “OK Shonda, now we’ve got a “Scandal.” It had a touching  “Will and Grace” moment as well as the typical Karen quips and plenty of White House jokes. A fun time was had by all.

We complete preview week with “How to Get Away with Murder.” It is an interesting turn of events for Annalise and her team. The law professor takes a trip back home to deal with a typical problem for most adults and that is the problems of an aging parent. Shonda just loves her dementia storylines (Kate Burton’s brilliant performance as Ellis Grey) Cicely Tyson knocks it out of the park with her dementia and Anna Marie’s family. A highlight of this episode is the man who Annalise meets on the plane and then proceeds to go to bed with. Viola Davis’s real life hubby  Julius Tennon played the stranger on the plane. Lauren has hidden the fact that she is pregnant with Wes’ baby. She enjoys a reunion with her follow as she examines her options. Connor turns down Oliver’s proposal. He would much rather wait until things are better to think about marriage. He wants the white picket fence and the kids, but not now. Annalise begs for her job back when she goes before the Pennsylvania Bar Association. The decision is to give her another chance and she sees it as a new beginning. At a fancy dinner, she releases the kids and apologizes for ruining their lives. She has written a letter of reference for each of the Keating kids because she sees a bright future for them all. In a surprising move, she also releases Bonnie as well. Is this the end of the Keating five?  

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Television’s BFF’s ….Happy Best Friends Day

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 We all have besties . They are the ones who are with you through thick and thin. Sometimes you want to kill them , but you know you are nothing without them. Television shows present and old school is full of them. So on this bff day, we at Chitownstarconnections are saluting our favorite best buds….

Jen had to salute her favorite show and that is the late great “Castle.” What would the writer detective be without his partners? Jon Huertas, Seamus Dever, and Jon Huertas

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These two are as close as best friends can be , without being related. They were part of the “MAGIC” that was “Grey’s Anatomy.” Dr. Cristina Yang and Dr. Meredith Grey….”The Twisted Sisters.” Here are stars TR Knight, Katherine Heigl and the Twisted Sisters … Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh.

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What is really great is that in real life “Empire’s” Becky and Jamal are really best friends. Gabourney Sidibe and Jussie Smollett are bffs.

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They have known each other for twenty years in real life , but they also play best buds on tv. Together they ran the country for most of seven years on “Scandal”, They are Jeff Perry and Tony Goldwyn or Cyrus Beene and Fitzgerald Grant.

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They were raised together like brothers, but they had remained best buds all during med school. They shared everything, including Addison. Mark eventually ended up in Seattle and had also slept with all of Derek’s sisters. “Grey’s Anatomy” couldn’t had closer buds then the late Dr. Mark Sloane (Eric Dane) and the late Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey)

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 There was never a better group of friends than the four sexy gals from NYC… Samantha, Miranda, Charlotte, and Carrie…. “Sex and the City”

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There isn’t two more perfect and drunk bff’s in all of Britain than those lovable addicts Patsy and Edwina (Jennifer Saunders and JoAnna Lumley) of “Ab Fab”

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They are all geniuses with women problems. But they can count on each other, no matter what. They are Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Leonard (Johnny Galecki) Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayaar)

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 They are total opposites , the one was raised in poverty and the other in the lap of luxury, but poverty brought Max and Caroline together. Now they are just “Two Broke Girls” (Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings)

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 That’s what friends are for … like the fun foursome who return to NBC this fall on “Will and Grace” … Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullahy, and Sean Hayes…

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They may have been cousins, but they are the best of buds in ritzy Bel Air… Carlton and Will of the “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”

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 They are four women from Atlanta with a lot of class and style…Mary Jo (Annie Potts) Charlene (Jean Smart) Julia (the late great Dixie Carter) and Suzanne (Delta Burke) “Designing Women”

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There is no better group of friends than the sexy sextet from the series that is named “Friends” … Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer. true classics …

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They are gbbf’s in real life and have played lovers on the screen… they are “Huckleberry Quinn” or Katie Lowes and Guillermo Diaz of “Scandal”

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Two women who were forced to be together when their ex husbands decided to come out are the hilarious stars of Netflix “Grace and Frankie” Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda

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 There seems to be a lot of reboots on tv and one of the most popular on Netflix is the reboot of “Full House” called “Fuller House” Dave Coulier , Bob Saget , and John Stamos have reprised their roles as much of the cast has… DJ and Kimmy have grown up and have kids of their own

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They were the cast with the show about ‘nothing” best of buds…. on “Seinfeld” Jerry, George, Elaine, and the inevitable Kramer..

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The wisdom that they spot is pure gold… they are the old ladies who know what’s what.Rose, Blanche, Dorothy, and of course Sophia..”The Golden Girls”

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They are the girls  who live a singles life in a 90’s kind of world … she’s glad she’s got her girls… Maxx, Regine, Kadejah, and Sinclair… Living Single…

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Finally we end with two buds on the hit CMT show “Nashville” , both are looking for that neon rainbow and chasin that honky tonk dream… Sam Palladio and Chris Carmack

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Did we include your favorite tv buds ? If not write and tell us about them… here is my bff picture… it’s Jen….15589834_10157834996700577_8153654855180318187_n Happy besties day!!!

 

 

TV’s Hottest Men

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Television brings to us every week some of the most gorgeous hunks. They make it a pleasure to watch and drool at their ripped bodies. There are so many of them to choose from as well. There are firemen and cops, detectives and doctors, musicians and politicians. There is even a President in the mix. Jen and I had fun with this post and we hope it will entertain you. If your faves aren’t here, let us know and then we can do a second article .

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My pick for the hottest guy on television is the POTUS on “Scandal” . Fitzgerald Grant or Tony Goldwyn. Now that he is divorced , there has been even more shirtless scenes in the White House as he explores his new freedom. Hopefully we will see him with the love of his life , Olivia Pope again in Season Six. Tony has also starred in the movie , “The Belko Experiment.”

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Jen’s man is that man about town and space, Nathan Fillion. Nathan is currently doing a recurring role on another ABC hit , “Modern Family” . Rainer Shine is the local weatherman and he is dating the daughter of Phil. Nathan has also starred on “Castle” and “Firefly”He has also guested on “Brooklyn Nine Nine and played himself on “The Big Bang Theory” Nathan is also a voice in “Cars 3” for Di

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Jussie Smollett is the smokin hot piece of chocolate that plays the gay son on “Empire” , Jamal Lyon. Talented , sexy , and gay …we don’t care he likes the boys. He is still great to look at.

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Bryshere “Yaz” Grey is the baby of the Lyon family, Hakeem on “Empire” . He is a rapper , a fighter, and a lover. He actually became a daddy very recently.

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Olivia Pope has had a difficult decision for about three years now. Scott Foley is part of the Presidential love triangle on “Scandal” as Capt Jake Ballard. Will she choose Jake or his buddy, Fitz?  Jake is also now poised to be VEEP to Mellie Grant’s POTUS. Who will rule the Oval?

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How can a guy be sexy as a gay man and a daddy? Well just ask the star of Fox’s “24 Legacy” , Dan Bucatinsky. He is an author , producer, and Emmy award winning actor. Dan is the computer geek Andy Salowitz that helps the team. Before this, Dan won his Emmy for playing sweet, naive James Novak , hubby to political monster, Cyrus on “Scandal” .

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It’s been a rough go for Justin Chambers as Dr Alex Karev on “Grey’s Anatomy.” Alex is one of the two original interns of the show. He is leaning toward being with his fellow classmate, Meredith. He has been her person since Cristina left and Derek died.Now Alex is fighting his feelings for Meredith.

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It has taken viewers a while to warm up to Cornelius Walker Jr as Olivia’s newest gladiator on “Scandal.” He started as a community agitator on “The Lawn Chair.”  Eventually , he made his case and was brought on when Olivia was trying to defend her image during the whole “mistress” arc. There is one person who has managed to steal Marcus’ heart and that is the former First Lady, Mellie . He and Bellamy Young’s love scenes steam up the screen.

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 Jen and I first saw Ed Quinn when he was the futuristic Capt Max on an episode of “Castle.” Ed is now the on again off again boyfriend of Max on “Two Broke Girls” , Randy. Ed was a former model and we hope he will be the guy that sweeps Max away but lets her visit Han and the gang at the diner.

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Jack Falahee sizzles up the campus with his scenes on “How to Get Away with Murder.” His love  scenes with his lover, Oliver , have made them the new hot gay couple. Connor definitely belongs with the other ‘boys” in the Keating Five.

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“Once a gladiator, always a gladiator.” is the motto on “Scandal.” Abby was the true hero concerning Liv’s kidnapping. She called Stephen (Henry Ian Cusick)  to come and rescue her with the men who wanted to auction her off to the highest bidder. Stephen managed to accomplish the one thing that Jake and the gladiators and the White House couldn’t do, he liberated Olivia and brought her safely back to DC. That’s a real hero.

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Kevin McKidd has long been a fixture on “Grey’s Anatomy” ever since he came in and literally swept Cristina Yang off her feet. That’s a real man and so is Owen Hunt.  He is an Army man and was a surgeon over in Afghanistan. Kevin is also a singer and he comes from the land of my ancestors, Scotland. Love to hear that sexy brogue.

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There is nothing hotter than someone who risks their lives daily and for five seasons , Taylor Kinney has been causing women to sweat when he fights fires in the Second City on “Chicago Fire.” As Firefighter Kelly Severide, he has been through quite a few personal traumas as well as professional.

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Eric Dane was first known as the on call room romeo as Dr Mark Sloane on “Grey’s Anatomy” . But then Eric fell victim to another Shondaland death and Mark was dead. But we can still enjoy Eric on TNT’s “The Last Ship” . Every girl loves a man in uniform.

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David Boreanaz started life as a vampire on “Angel” then he graduated to the FBI and Temperance ‘s work partner and eventual  love interest on “Bones.” As Seeley Booth, he helps Emily Deschnel solve crimes. Sadly, this is the final season of the forensic drama.

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Peter Crause is the suave and sexy con man Benjamin Jones on “The Catch” . He plays a dangerous game as he woos Alice . But she is never sure who he really is . He is sexy as he is slimy. “The Catch” is part of ABC’s TGIT line up.

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All of the Lyon sons of “Empire” are gorgeous. The oldest son, Andre, is the troubled and manic depressive one. You have to feel sorry for how bad he is and want to hold him. Trai Byers plays him to perfection. But hands off ladies, Trai married his co star back in December, Grace who is the temptress “Boo Boo Kitty.” Andre is currently embroiled in a plot that involves getting rid of his father and taking over Empire records.

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There are men and women everyday who fight for justice and defend our country against enemies of the state and terrorists. They are the FBI agents “Quantico” Jake McLaughlin as Agent Ryan Booth fights  and romances the exotic Alex .

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It’s been touch and go and he still isn’t out of the woods for “Scandal’s” Guillermo Diaz as Diego Munoz or “Huck” . He has such a sweet face that hides the heart of a trained killer. But he is also a sexy Hispanic man, who loves Madonna . In other words, sorry gals like Jussie and Dan, he has a devoted man.

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Charles Esten plays the typical country music star , a songwriter with a broken heart . He has had enough tragedy in his life between his alcoholism and his wife’s tragic death. But Charles is also an awesome and sexy guy in real life. Deacon of “Nashville” works with a cause dear to my heart, “Light the Night for Leukemia.”

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 Ben Feldman is a Jewish hottie and I love a little kosher in my men. First , he was heavenly as “Fred” , on “Drop Dead Diva” , then he went back in time on the super hit, “Mad Men” . Now he is glad to serve you on the NBC comedy, “Superstore” as “Jonah”

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We first saw Jonathan Jackson as the son of  soap opera icons “Luke and Laura” on “General Hospital” Today he plays the devoted hubby and producer Avery Barkley  on CMT’s “Nashville” which was renewed for another season.

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 Harvey had a good friend  like Jon Huertas when he was on “Sabrina” and the gang on TGIF. But Jon made a bigger splash when he was cast as ex Army “Javier Esposito” on “Castle” .  He would accompany Rick and Kate on almost every case. But now Jon has a new role on the runaway hit , “This is Us” as “Andrew”

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Geek is the new “sexy” and that is exactly what the boys on “The Big Bang Theory” are is a group of overgrown geeks that are scientists. Kunal Nayar is the Indian astronomer , Dr Raj Koothrappali . With that smile and those twinkling eyes, what woman wouldn’t want to gaze at the stars with this man.?

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 Matt McGorry kept the peace on “OITNB”. Now he is the confused law student  Asher Millstone as a member of the “Keating” five on “How to Get Away With Murder” . He is the perfect entitled , spoiled preppy boy who is so adorable.

mon el and caraIt can get lonely when you are galaxies away from home, whether it is one planet or Krypton. But Mon El can find comfort and love in his girlfriend, Kara on “Supergirl”. Hey we can all use someone to rescue us, and if it is someone as hot and cool as Chris Wood.

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Jesse Williams is not only an actor , but an activist. He plays the rich boy surgeon, Dr Jackson Avery on “Grey’s Anatomy”. He is also sweet and sensitive , the best kind of guy.

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Jason George is one sweet piece of chocolate . He is also the man who swept Miranda Bailey off her feet on “Grey’s Anatomy” Look at him, that wasn’t hard to do. I think we would all like to have him to do that to us.

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And last but not least is the very handsome and sexy patriarch of the Lyons clan on “Empire” ,” Luscious Lyon  “Terrence Howard is an older man who is still virile and active. Plus look at those clothes, nothing sexier than a sharp dressed man.

I’m Every Woman – TV’s Strongest and Bad Ass Females

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Today we celebrate strong women everywhere. We celebrate us! Television is filled with wonderful role models that encourage us to be everything we can be. The glass ceiling has been broken thanks to Hillary. We can tell our daughters they can be anything they want to be. In this time period, this message is more important than ever. With show runners like Shonda Rhimes and Callie Khouri , they keep us entertained and inspired with television characters that we have made part of our lives. And the male dominated world of superheroes has made its way as well with CWs hit “Supergirl” . So pop some pop corn pour yourself a glass and enjoy our tribute to the best of television’s bad asses.

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Olivia Pope – “Scandal” – Kerry Washington – Olivia is a gladiator and a bad ass. Yet she isn’t afraid to show her tender side as well. She fights for the underdog, deals with her demons and always manages to look great no matter what. Cross her or try to hurt someone whom she cares about , watch out. But in the back of her mind only one person will always have her back and her heart, right Fitz?

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Analise Keating – “How to Get Away with Murder ” – Viola Davis – There is no stopping this lady who has won the acting Trifecta – Tony-Emmy- and Oscar. As Analise Keating, Viola has a ton of secrets and uses her talents to be a bad ass in the courtroom She also educates the next generation as a law school professor. Unfortunately, she also has involved her students as well causing some dangerous situations.

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Rayna James -“Nashville” -Connie Britton- Rayna may have just died, but her music and love for her family and friends, lives on. She was a woman filled with passion, passion for her music and her family. She had the love of a good man who stuck around and came back into her life and now holds her heart forever. Her music will live on with her two daughters, Maddie and Daphne. Her story may be fictional, but her and Deacon’s love story will stand the test of time.

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Katherine Houghton Beckett Castle- “Castle” – Stana Katic  Beckett is truly a bad ass in every sense of the world. She was the youngest woman to make detective in the NYPD. She also ended up as a captain.  She intimidates the hell out of the bad guys, which turns her man on in the bedroom. Her past kept her a prisoner, then she let Richard in it. Now the two share a life and a family.

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Mellie Grant – “Scandal” -Bellamy Young – Mellie is a fighter and survivor . She has been married to the same man in a loveless marriage to get what she wants power. She has truly paid the price losing her son and being raped by her father in law all for the love of power. Finally her lust for power cost her that man , so he could finally be with the one woman he truly loved. he divorced her. It freed Mellie to stretch her wings and reach higher than she ever thought she could. Now she is poised to be the First woman President, taking the job from her ex. She is her own woman now and has even been in love for the first time in her life. You go Madam First Lady!!!

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Loretha “Cookie” Lyons- “Empire” -Taraji P Henson -Cookie is a stand by your man type and she made the decision to take the rap for Luscious by going to prison for his crimes. That sentence was supposed to be for 17 years, but she got out early. This was a shock for her hubby and his new girl, Anika aka Boo Boo Kitty. They had planned to run the music empire together , but then Cookie came back and she wanted what was hers. The company and her man. Cookie is a fighter and a true Lyoness in every source of the word. She protects her sons and family and rules the Empire proudly. Her and Luscious will never be over.

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Miranda Bailey- “Grey’s Anatomy” -Chandra Wilson  Originally known as “the Nazi” , Miranda has had a battle from the first time she stepped into a hospital. Small in stature, but bad ass . She was tough on her “babies’ who grew into excellent doctors who have spread their wings and are the cream of the crop. She has finally found the love of her life but finds it hard to balance between work and home . Bailey is the head of surgery and runs the hospital now.

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Dr Temperance Brennan   “Bones”  Emily Deschanel – Temperance is an unusual woman. She pokes around bones and gross things to solve murders. She is also a famous author as well. But her life was shook up one day when she was partnered with Seeley Booth , an ex Army vet who is now with the FBI. Together , they fight and solve crimes. In time the partners become lovers and then get married and have kids. They make murder sexy and fun.

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Cara Danvers aka Supergirl – “Supergirl” -Melissa Benoit- Supergirl has broken through that ceiling that Hillary has broken through as well. She joins the league of female heroes like Batgirl and Wonder Woman . Supergirl came from Krypton with her cousin , who became Superman. But Kara -El was sidetracked and went through a dark hole on the way to Earth. Years later, she finally arrived. Her cover was blown when there was an accident and therefore she became Supergirl. Supergirl fights evil villains and aliens who threaten Earth. She works with her Earth sister, Alec in the DEO. Any girl who can fly into space and hold up buildings is defintely bad ass.

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Dr Cristina Yang – “Grey’s Anatomy” – Sandra Oh – Cristina lost her daddy when she was young and then decided that she would be a doctor when she grew up. First in her class at Stanford, she went to Med School at Seattle Grace to learn to be a surgeon. This is where she would find her family and the love of her life. It would also be the place where she would become a world class cardio goddess. Her most difficult surgery was when she was operating on her best friend’s husband with a gun to her head. Her hard work paid off when her mentor gave her his hospital in Switzerland. Maybe someday a certain trauma surgeon may make his way back into her life.

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Alice Vaughan “The Catch” Mirelle Enos- Things got complicated pretty fast for LA’s coolest PI. In the middle of everything, Alice finds the perfect guy. Flash forward, the perfect man leaves her and takes all of her money and clients. Danger becomes a part of their relationship as well as a sexy game of cat and mouse. Is there a happy ending for Alice and Christopher? Doubtful , after all its a show from Shonda Rhimes. “The Catch” airs on ABC and takes the place of “How to Get Away With Murder”. in the TGIT slot.

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Rebecca Ingram  “24 Legacy” -Miranda Otto – Rebecca used to work with the CIA until she joined her husband , John on his way to the White House. But the actions of Eric Carter and the murders of all of the rangers he served with in the war. She missed the action and now she and Andy are aiding Carter since he has returned to his old life to prevent a catastrophe. You would have to be a bad ass to disobey every rule in the book.

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Elizabeth McCord  “Madam Secretary”  Tea Leoni –  Elizabeth makes the deals and keeps the peace for the POTUS. She takes her IVY League education and becomes the nightmare every enemy of the US fears. With her hubby Henry and her team, there isn’t a world leader that doesn’t welcome the chance to work with our country. She is one tough negotiator so infidels beware.

There Are More Roars in the Lyons Den

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Less than twenty four hours from now, viewers will be returning to that place of evil known as the “Lyons Den” and rooting for Cookie, yelling at Boo Boo Kitty, and loading Jamal’s tunes to their phones. It’s “Empire’s” season three premiere. Before we find out what happened in that ending with Rhonda and Boo Boo Kitty, let’s just take a quick look back…

Our season premiered with Luscious in jail and Cookie having a Free Luscious concert in Central Park. Cookie made quite an appearance in a gorilla suit and the boys sang for their father. Jamal was the ceo of Empire but Cookie and the others with Anika were planning a hostile takeover. Chris Rock took a chance by going out of the box and playing an old partner of the Lyons. He didn’t last long since Luscious had his boys take care of him.

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The Empire has its problems and Cookie decides to break away from Empire Records and form their own company Lyon Dynasty . Hakeem wants to show he is more than talent and auditions girl groups. He falls hard for the lead of his new discovery, Valentina Galindo.

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Luscious is out and tries to reconcile with the family. But Cookie ain’t having it. She unites with Boo Boo Kitty and crashes a party at Club Leviticus. Hakeem is sleeping with the lead singer of Mirage A Trois. The girls cry foul and Cookie takes over the training. Luscious makes a vicious move when he signs Valentina to “Empire” . He is haunted by his past as memories of his childhood and his mentally ill mother come to his mind

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Things are looking up for Jamal as he works with Ne Yo and is sleeping with his new producer Michael. An artist commissions a painting that is destroyed by a jealous Hakeem. Jamal agrees to be marketed as a straight artist  Michael is also threatened by a budding relationship between Jamal and him.

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Family becomes more complicated as Luscious is inspired by a childhood moment. Cookie tries desperately to save her sister. Andre is torn between his new faith and his old past and family history. Hakeem tries desperately to get away from Anika. Good news for Andre and Rhonda turns tragic when she is mysteriously pushed down the stairs . Rhonda loses their baby.  Despite their public kiss, Jamal tells Skye and Luscious he is still gay. Alicia Keys made the biggest impression as a guest star when she kissed Jamal.

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Luscious makes an impression when he goes back to recording and the video becomes a testimony to his troubled childhood. Old enemies come back to settle old scores .Hakeem is kidnapped and Cookie starts sleeping with the enemy. He pays a high price for his involvement with the kidnapping .Luscious gives his son a gun when he tells him that he killed Bunky for the Empire. He then tells him to kill him.  The ASA comes out and its son against father as Jamal and Luscious are both nominated for their songs.

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Jamal is shot by Freda and its serious. Boo Boo Kitty is being called by the grand jury to testify . At the same time, Hakeem proposes to his Valentina and she accepts . Her father is leery of her hooking up with a family with drug ties. All of Luscious’s friends are invited except for Shine. Shine made a deal with Cookie and shows up for the wedding. All hell breaks loose. Before this, Anika announces she is pregnant with Hakeems child. Valentina’s father demands she leave Hakeem. In the midst of everything, Anika is served with a summons to testify. The only way to save her is for Luscious to marry her and the couple is married by Andre. Rhonda goes nuts and the two battle on the portico of the Drake. One woman falls. Who was it?

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Red Carpet Royalty Shines at Emmy Awards

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Well the festivities are over and Hollywood is partying . It was definitely one of the most glamorous Emmy awards of the past few years. In this election year, it was very appropriate to have three Presidents at the ceremony. The nineties seemed to have returned with the two movies about the two biggest news stories of the decade. Add to that two stars that were part of that friendly group of friends that were also nominated tonight.Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer were both present. Schwimmer was a nominee for his role in The People vs OJ Simpson   ABC paraded their best and finest tonight in designer gowns and tuxes. (Question, why didn’t we see any other cast of comedies beside Modern Family and Blackish? ) The gal who stole the show on social media tonight was mama to be Kerry Washington. Her Chaka Kahn look rocked the carpet with her Brandon Maxwell and natural curls. The cutouts fit very well around the impending baby embracing her curves. Her hubby was there but the man she was photographed with the most was her leading man and co star Tony Goldwyn. With his Brooks Brothers tux , it looked more like the two were appearing on their hit series than presenting an award.

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Quantico’s Priyanka Chopra reminded me of an Indian princess in her fiery Jason Wu gown. It is the perfect introduction to a new season of Quantico since there is bound to be an explosion and fire. Love how it flows and how it spells fun

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Black girls rocked tonight and that was obvious . “Empire” star and nominee Taraji P Henson shined in a yellow Vera Wang gown  that clung to her well toned body. Her clutch sparkled with her initials and was made by  Edie Parker. She became chameleon for the night when she swapped out her curls for a wig that was a black bob. Love how the silver sandals went with the gold of the dress

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It was truly a night of celebration for Angela Bassett as her man won and she won raves in this C Siriano gown that shouted class with its flowing  cap sleeves . Angela’s husband is Courteney B Vance who won for “The People vs OJ Simpson . The limited series also took the honors for Best Limited Series.

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Not since Rachel as Princess Bubble Yum has someone wore something on television so bright and blatant. Viola’s show is called “How to Get Away With Murder” and that is what she did on the carpet last night. Her too bright Marchesa gown reminded me of a bad bridesmaid gown that someone made her wear to make the bride looks gorgeous. The silver brocade that emphasized the v neck and cleavage further made the gown look like it was a left over from a past prom.

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Sarah Paulson of “OJ” may have won the prize , but lost the fashion award with her hideous Prada gown. The designer was obviously trying to channel J Lo’s gown from the Oscars but instead made a hideous glittery mess. Her hair made her look like a Claire Underwood  wanna be with that bob. The smoky eye also was a mistake and so was showing off the farm. It was just all a mess and not even any of Ru ‘s girls would be caught dead in it. Sashay away!

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He may be the most fashionable music mogul but with this combination Terrence Howard looked more like he was getting his school picture taken back in the 70’s. His bow tie is just too distracting and it reminded me of a old time test pattern on a television.

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It is one thing to show up at the Emmys dressed looking like your television character if he wears Brooks Brothers and is the President of the United States, but not if you are a hopeless alcoholic and loser. The carpet is not the place to show off your character’s lack of style , so a big boo to William H Macy. and his unironed  suit and unshaven face . Felicity had style as always

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Take a Look at Our All Star Pets and Their All Star Owners

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 The biggest stars in Hollywood are no different than us, they just want to spoil their pets. They will travel with them and they will take them to work as well. Sometimes they will even get a chance to be on screen with mom and dad. In honor of  National All American Pet Day, we present those pampered pooches and catered to kitties who call our favorites mom and daddy

kerry washington and her dog josie

One of the most pampered and loved doggies is Josie Washington. Kerry takes her dog everywhere , including to work with her. But she shares Josie with everyone ,including this guy.

tony goldwyn and josie

deacon and blue

Charles Esten of the show “Nashville” adopted his on screen dog , Blue.

mayim bialik and esau

Here is “The Big Bang Theory’s ” Mayim Bialik and her cat , Esau

bellamy and bean

She may be the ruthless and ambitious Mellie Grant on “Scandal” , but Bellamy Young has a special love for animals. She has cats and here she is with her dog, Bean. Bellamy has recently become the new spokesperson for the Human Society.

EXCLUSIVE: Ellen Pompeo says goodbye to her dogs

Ellen Pompeo of “Grey’s Anatomy” treasures her dog , Gigi and takes them everywhere
 

hillary clinton and dog

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders can’t claim a pet, but front runner and Democratic candidate , Hillary Clinton has three. She loves to walk her dogs in the Hamptons with Bill. Great exercise!

Jen and Courteney walk Dolly

Pardon the pun but here are two “Friends” Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston walking Jen’s dog , Dolly on the beach in LA. Jen even has her own dog in one of her Aveeno commercials.

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Here is super spy and Vice Presidential candidate , Scott Foley , with his cat, Stinky Joe. It’s a full house at the Foley’s with kids and animals both.

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She was the ex wife of McDreamy and has kissed her way through Shondaland, including playing the wife of none other than Tony “POTUS” Goldwyn in “Felt” Here Kate Walsh relaxes with her kitties, Pablo and Billy

jim pickens and horse

It’s hard to relax after running a busy hospital, but Jim Pickens aka Dr Richard Webber finds a ride on his horse very relaxing. Ride em Chief!

tony and mika

Here is the most adorable POTUS again as he babysits his daughter’s fur baby, Mika. Tony truly loves dogs

Stana Katic of the late “Castle” is just too talented to not have a job. I am sure her dog, Sonar , agrees. Here is Stana and Sonar on the set of “Castle.”

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Here are other “Castle” stars and real life husband and wife, Seamus and Julianna Dever. The couple played Kevin and Jenny Ryan and they treasure their fur babies. Love the beagle, Detective Ryan!

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Along with stars Kaley Cuoco, Bellamy Young, “Empire’s” own Cookie, is also an advocate for animals as well . Here is Taraje P Henson’s own Uncle Willie in a PETA ad.

ellen and portia

The very cool Ellen DeGeneres and her wife , the devious Elizabeth North on “Scandal”, Portia DeRossi are true animal lovers. They have dogs, cats, and a horse. Here the dogs shared as part of the couple’s wedding day.

hayden pantierre and dog

One of the darlins of “Nashville” , Hayden Pantierre truly loves all of her dogs.

kat dennings with pig

“Two Broke Girls” star Kat Dennings thinks that her pet pig is Pork- tastic

gaga and taylor

“Chicago Fire’ ‘s own Taylor Kinney shares dogs and a cat with his lady love, Lady Gaga. Taylor is holding Asia and Gaga holds Koji

ernie hudson and winston

 Who you gonna call? Ernie Hudson and his own dog that is coincidentally named , Winston Ernie will be reprising his role in the new “Ghostbusters” movie that opens on the 15th.

melissa benoit of supergirl

“Supergirl “herself, Melissa Benoist thinks her puppies are super! So do we. Super cute.

bryshere and prince

Here is Bryshere Gray of “Empire” with a pup that is fit for a prince. Prince is the adorable pups name.

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Matt McGorry’s dog should be told “how to get away with cuteness” . Matt is the adorable Asher on “How to Get Away With Murder”

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Legendary star, Jane Fonda is pictured here with her dog. Jane is tearing it up with Lily Tomlin in Netflix’s hit, “Grace and Frankie”

Laura Prepon and pet

Here is Laura Prepon of “Orange is the New Black” with Lambert

Kevin Spacey with Boston

We finish up our celebrity salute with another television President, Kevin Spacey “President Francis Underwood” in “House of Cards” is pictured with Boston