Will the address from Ali's coat lead the girls to another dead end?
Last week on “Pretty Little Liars,” Spencer got closer to her new-found brother Jason DiLaurentis – abut $2000 closer. She told him she could find out who A is, but only if he trusted her, and lent her the money.
- This week, when Spencer told her very pregnant sister Melissa the news about Jason, Melissa asked her to keep it on the DL.
- So this week, Aria and Spencer were all set to go meet with that skeevy guy who’s number they for in Ali/Vivian Darkwood’s coat pocket. They were so close to the truth. When the dude finally showed, instead if commenting on Aria’s hideous animal print pants, he demanded the money upfront. Then he handed them a green piece of paper – with an address on it. The girls were about to take off when they noticed Officer Garrett spying on them from his car.
- Emiy kept trying Maya’s cell, but no answer. So instead, she decided to hang with her swim team buddy Paige, who told her she finally came out to her parents, thanks to her hero Emily.
- Ezra called Aria from New Orleans, where he was interviewing for that job that her Dad tried to force him to take. Then Aria’s mom showed her the note her dad got from A – and told her about the note she got from A last year, about Byron’s cheating.
- Hanna, meanwhile, was supposed to hang with Mona after school, but was bailing her on her again. And now, Mona would really need her more than ever – because she had just started getting messages from A. When she finally told Hanna, she showed her a photo A sent – of Hanna’s mom with Detective Walden. Later, Hanna told the girls about her mom and the detective. No judgment, but Spencer worried about why A was going after Mona.
- Then Aria told them that A was stalking her parents, too, because of Ezra – and that she was still secretly seeing Ezra. While Spencer and Aria argued, Hanna called them down – Caleb had sent more video from that found phone. “Are we about to see Alison get killed,” Spencer wondered. But what they say instead, at the scene of the crime, was her sister Melissa. The girls wanted to give the video to the cops, but Spencer wanted to talk to Melissa first. “I’m not about to turn in my pregnant sister.” She asked for one night to talk to her.
- Mona showed up at Hanna’s and gave her a packet A sent – it was the police report from Hanna’s shoplifting charges. If she didn’t do it, A would report her own shop-lifting to the cops. “A isn’t playing around,” Hanna told her. “We’ll figure it out.” But then she accidentally left the offending report on the kitchen counter, where her mom found it. Mom Ashley took it to Det. Walden the next day. “Why would I give this to Hanna,” he asked. “If this came out I could lose my job?” So Ashley wondered if he didn’t, who did?
- Waiting for Melissa at a bar, Spencer ran into Dr. Wren. She worried about Melissa seeing them together – but it didn’t matter, because Melissa got into a car with Officer Garrett and left. So a drunk Spencer went home with Dr. Wren, where they kept drinking and flirting and making out. Ooops. “Spencer, you’re drunk,” he said, then told he couldn’t take advantage. Spencer woke up on his couch at 10:30. She was uber-late. “You’re welcome to stay on my couch any time,” Wren said, then kissed her again.
- Hanna, Emily and Aria went to the address the guy them, an abandoned-seeming old house. But it wasn’t abandoned – an old man scared them. “That’s definitely not A,” Aria announced. Later, the girls looked up the address. (Smart, look it up after you visit.) It was an old law office that closed down three months earlier. “Face it, we got scammed,” Aria – still in hideous pants – announced.
- Picking up dinner, Emily thought she saw Maya. But it wasn’t her. Then she ran into swim team bud Paige. “This is who she is,” Paige said. “When things get tough, she bails. You need someone you can count on.” Then she kissed her. And Emily pulled away. “I’m sorry if I made you think…” she said, before running off. Em called Maya again the next day, but voicemail again.
- At 10:15 the next morning – Mona’s deadline from A – Hanna told Mona she didn’t blame her for ratting out her mom. But Mona didn’t do it. She went back to the jewelry store and told them what she did. They called her mom and she’d be doing community service. At lunch, though, Mona’s apple had a note. “You didn’t bite the first time – but you will. –A.” So Hanna told her to come eat with her and the girls. Looks like she finally earned her spot.
- Back from Louisiana, Ezra told Aria that they offered him the job. “This job is an incredible opportunity for me, and if I don’t take it, your dad will know why,” Ezra said. “As much as we love each other, I think we’re deluding ourselves thinking that it can work.” Maybe it was the hideous pants? Sorry. Couldn’t help it. Later, Aria lay in bed, crying, and Ella Montgomery came in. So Aria told her exactly why she was crying. “Don’t pretend you don’t know, mom,” Aria said. “You may have gotten rid of Ezra, but guess what? You lost me, too.”
- At Ezra’s later, he told he’s wasn’t leaving right away. “It already feels like you have.” That’s when Ella showed up. “I’m not hear to bring you home,” she said. “I came to listen.”
- At home, Spencer was watching the video again when Melissa showed up. Spencer called her out on Officer Garrett. She said she need to talk to her, but not at home, where their parents might hear.
- Back from visiting Det. Walden, Hanna’s mom asked her where she got an envelope from the Law Office – the one she used for her divorce. Hanna lied, saying it came in the mail. Then Ashley told her that Melissa Hastings had worked there.
- The cops showed up at Emily’s door – but the bad news they had was about Maya. A, meanwhile, had a gun and was right on target.
Soap opera fans missing the fashion and fun of two defunct daytime series are in luck
Soap opera fans missing the fashion and fun of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live" are in luck. It's a Wrap! is selling off both the shows' wardrobes in stores and online, starting Friday, Feb. 24. The collection will include a range of pricey showpieces, as well more reasonable priced items worn by Pine Valley locals Erica, Greenlee, Kendall, Angie, Opal, Tad, Ryan, Jesse, Jackson, David, JR, Zach and Adam and Llanview locals Vicki, Jessica, Blair, Starr, Nora, Tea, Clint, Todd, Bo, Victor, John, Marty, Cole and David. Plus, Rebecca Budig (Greenlee) will be on hand for the opening day event in Burbank, Calif.
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Whether looking for something you can actually wear or say, a tiny Erica Kane gown as a keepsake (including the one pictured above), fans are sure to find something. The racks and website will be packed with pieces for men, women and children, including one-of-a-kind gowns, tuxedos, accessories, shoes, casual wear and more. Designers include Badgley Mischka, Zac Posen, Giorgio Armani, Jimmy Choo, Stella McCartney, Escada, Prada, Chloe, Nanette Lepore, La Perla, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Theory, Dana Buchman, Dolce and Gabbana, Jay Godfrey, Max Mara and Magaschoni.
It’s A Wrap! has been selling film and production wardrobes for 31 years, but claim these soap wardrobes rate as their most beautiful and noteworthy collections of designer digs to date.
Viewings in Burbank and Beverly Hills began Feb. 17. The sale begins Feb. 24 at 10:00 a.m both in stores and online at www.itsawrap.com, with Rebecca Budig coming out for the Burbank kickoff.
Stars will enjoy their first two-and-a-half-month break in three years
The stars of the FOX hit "Glee" will not embark on their traditional music tour this year, according to the Hollywood Reporter. After spending the last two summers touring the globe, they will enjoy their first two-and-a-half-month break in three years.
A one-time benefit show this fall at the Hollywood Bowl is possible, though, producers said.
Last year's 40-date "Glee Live! In Concert!" tour was the 16th-most-successful concert of 2011, grossing more than $40 million, according to Billboard.
The "Glee" winter finale airs Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.
Season 5 trailer hints at heated romance and even trendier fashion
A new song by Sophia Grace and Rosie, A-listers on the schedule and Oscar fever
Schedules subject to change. Original airdate and repeat notation provided when available.
Mon: Janet Jackson
Tues: Courteney Cox & The Cast of “Cougar Town”
Wed: Karen Gravano and Jacque Reid, National Geographic’s “Doomsday Preppers”
Thurs: A sex offender and expert panel
Fri: Lisa Kudrow and Blair Underwood, The Duggar family
"Live! With Kelly":
Mon: Jon Cryer, Derek Hough; guest-host Daniel Dae Kim
Tue: Rico Rodriguez; guest-host Matthew Morrison
Wed: Patricia Heaton, Carson Kressley; guest-host Carrie Ann Inaba
Thurs: Jorge Garcia, Cobra Starship performs, guest-host Mark Consuelos
Fri: The Hawaiian Dream Wedding; guest-host Mark Consuelos
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"The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
Mon: Amanda Seyfried; Sophia Grace & Rosie Perform
Tues: Zac Efron and Taylor Swift
Wed: Randy Jackson, Justin Theroux, Natasha Bedingfield performs
Thurs: Jennifer Aniston, Cirque du Soleil performs
Fri: Seth Rogen, Bethenny Frankel
"The Rachael Ray Show"
Mon: Surprise guests and a message from Oprah Winfrey
Tues: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Buddy Valastro, Sara Moulton
Wed: Khloé Kardashian Odom, Rob Schneider
Thurs: Nanny Jo Frost
Fri: Oscar mania
Mon: Jamie Lee Curtis, Rocco DiSpirito
Tues: Regis Philbin, Elisabeth Shue
Wed: Joan and Melissa Rivers
Thurs: Tom Arnold, Tanya Memme
Fri: Tyler Perry, Roselyn Sanchez
Mon: Bethenny Frankel, Adam Levine, Anjelica Huston
Tues: Sam Jaeger, Ivan Misner
Wed: The Professionals, Martha Stewart, William Shatner, Donny Deutsch
Thurs: Len Berman, Nick Jonas, Sinead O’Connor
Fri: Sara Haines
Mon: William Shatner, M. William Phelps
Tues: Tyler Perry, Abby Lee Miller; Guest cohost Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Wed: Star Jones
Thurs: Dr. Mehmet Oz, Paul Adelstein
Fri: Lori Greiner, Chris Cuomo
"The Wendy Williams Show"
Mon: Taye Diggs, Angela “Big Ang” Raiola, first contestant fired from “Celebrity Apprentice"
Tues: Donald Trump, Brian White
Wed: David Alan Grier, Abby Miller
Thurs: William Shatner, Phylicia Rashad
Fri: LaToya Jackson, Ali Wentworth
They promise to entertain fans and audiences of 'General Hospital'
MSN TV: How is the mother-daughter reunion going?
Finola Hughes: Great!
Kimberly McCullough: It's going awesome. It's so much fun. Finola's first airdate was [Valentine's Day] and I made a point of watching the show, because I was so excited. It's just so cute to see her with little Emma, as well.
I know! It was such a time warp - like watching you with Kimberly. Did you make you feel nostalgic, Finola?
Hughes: It was exactly the same. Here was this little five-year old Brooklyn (Rae Silzer) starting out in the same way that Kimberly did when she was seven. I had all the same things to do with her, but I have to say, when I was working with Kimberly, we were working in a different sort of system. It was very improvised. Very loose. We used to just talk around the plot and maybe every now and again dip our toe in the actual storyline.
McCullough: I don't remember ever having a mark. Now a days, you're mark is very important.
Hughes: I remember that the camera man used to just follow us.
Hughes: Suddenly you'd see someone lifting up the skirts of the camera and trying to get across, because Tristan – usually it was Tristan – would be wandering off toward the kitchen. It would have nothing to do with what was going on.
McCullough: Yeah, he would just happen to get a drink in the middle of the scene.
Hughes: It was a lot more loosey goosey, back in the day.
Do you remember the very first scene you shot together?
McCullough: I don't. I remember my camera test, more than anything.
Hughes: I remember the camera test too. It was a big deal. [Former executive producer] Gloria Monty said [to me and Tristan], "I think I have a girl upstairs who can improvise with you two." We go upstairs and there's this gorgeous little girl in the middle of the set. We just started improvising with her, like anything. We were throwing things at her and she was just talking away. Tristan and I were looking at each other over her head going, "This is it! This is what we wanted," because the pair of us would never stick to anything we were given.
McCullough: That was the test. There were two other little girls. It was down to the three of us and that was the tie breaker, if you will: Can Kimberly keep up with Tristan and Finola?
Hughes: It was crazy.
McCullough: Apparently, I did. Then it became keeping up with Kristina [Wagner], Jack [Wagner] and John Reilly.
Hughes: It was kind of chaotic back then, but a lot of fun. But I do remember something about the first scene. I think I was wearing a blonde wig. It's so strange. I didn't tell Robin I was her mother. She called me Luv and I remember going to some sort of cabin where she was kept. There was a bunk bed. It was almost like summer camp.
McCullough: It's coming back to me now. I remember the blonde wig.
Hughes: I don't remember much about it. We'll have to look that up.
Of all the scenes you've shot together over the decades, what has been your most favorite or memorable?
McCullough: There's one that was equally memorable for both of us, and I don't know if that happens a lot. That was during the Asian Quarter storyline, when Robin was hiding these pearls in her doll's eye. Everyone was looking for her and Anna saw her. We ran toward each other arms and we found each other. We tried to emulate that moment over the years, like when I found that she was alive, we did that again.
Hughes: We did. They did it when I was on "All My Children" and Kimberly came out to play a scene where Robin has a feeling about something and goes to this house, where I was living. We open the door and the production team slowed it down.
McCullough:They did it the same as we did it in 1986, whatever it was.
I've been given the signal to wrap up, but first: Emma and Tristan are also returning. What was it like to have the whole team back together, again?
Hughes: That was fun. We just got to catch up.
McCullough: Really fun. I never got to work with Emma a lot, so that was cool. And Tristan is just the same. I don't know if that makes that much sense. You just see someone later on in life and you're like, "Oh my god. They're just the same!"
Hughes: Exactly the same. Tristan is like slipping on a well-worn leather shoe.
Fans are concerned and upset over what's to come for Robin. Kimberly, how do you feel about the way Robin's exit is going to play out?
McCullough: You can expect something big to happen that affects a lot of characters around Robin and in the rest of the show, too. You can expect some great drama. I don't know how I feel about it yet, because I'm still in the thick of it.
Hughes: Definitely stay tuned, because there's going to be some interesting twists and turns. It's a big storyline and I think the fans are going to want to watch.
Do you have a message for fans who are so concerned and worked up right now?
McCullough: Hang in there and keep watching! Let us entertain you.
I sort of can't wait to see how this plays out… but I sort of don't want to see it!
McCullough: Oh, you'll be fine.
"General Hospital" airs weekdays on ABC.
The show will go on, but not likely on TV
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“Regretfully, we have today officially passed on doing The Daytime Emmys for television this year," ATI President Jim Romanovich announced via twitter. "As fans of the soaps in particular, as well as being Daytime producers ourselves, we have immensely enjoyed being a part of your celebration these past three years. In 2009, there was not going to be a Daytime Emmys for television, as you know. It was over. We felt it was important for it to continue on television for as long as possible to give actors, producers, writers and so forth the night of recognition they so deserve. It wasn’t always easy. In fact, it was quite challenging on many levels. Although it was never a money making project for us, it was prestigious, first and foremost. Plus we wanted to do something important for the Daytime community.
"I would like to think in some small way we have contributed in the interest of the Daytime soap formula being created beyond television as we’re now seeing through various online ventures, such as what Prospect Park had tried to do, and series currently thriving on the web.”
The annual event won't likely be canceled, but the pilgrimage to Las Vegas is probably off the table. At this point, it will likely become a private industry affair in Los Angeles, unless it finds a new home on the internet. Stay tuned.