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Actor Couple Solved Their Financial Problems With 'Lots Of Sex'

6/11/2015 5:15pm EDT
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick took a nasty financial loss from Bernie Madoff's 2008 Ponzi Scheme. But according to a new interview with GQ (via Fox News), the couple overcame their money woes in a very unorthodox way. They had sex!

“I don’t think there was a moment where it was like, that thing happened and then we got pissed at each other. It was sort of the opposite,” the "Footloose" actor revealed in a Q&A session on Tuesday. “We kind of went, ‘Holy s--t. Let’s... I don’t know. Let’s have sex or something. It’s free!’”

And besides, Bacon and Sedgwick are both big-name actors. Even a cr...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Leaves Us With Lots Of Questions To Be Answered Next Fall

5/18/2015 12:05pm EDT
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Finale Recap: 'Johnny And Dora' Ends On Two
Last year's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" finale, "Charges and Specs," was a great episode. Not much of a finale, though.

Especially considered the two big cliffhangers the episode gave us- Jake abandoning the Nine-Nine to go undercover, and Gina and Boyle hooking up- weren't the game-changers they initially seemed.

Jake's time in the mob was one episode. Gina and Boyle's traumatizing sexcapades lasted five episodes.

"Johnny and Dora" seems like a very different finale beast. It, too, sends two plot threads dangling off the proverbial season-cliff. One involves two characters hooking up. The othe...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Penultimate Hints Of A Killer Season Finale Is To Come

5/11/2015 11:18am EDT
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: 'The Chopper' Is Light On Action, He
How much cop show do you need in a cop show comedy?

Take "The Chopper," last night's episode of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Jake's chasing the Fulton Street Four, a gang offing each other to get access to their secret $21 million stash.

This case has everything Jake could ever ask for. Triple homicide. Million-dollar stash. Sick slow-motion helicopter dismounts.

Except... "The Chopper" didn't have any actual action. Or suspense. You know, action movie stuff. We're chasing the Fulton Street Four, but for most of "The Chopper," "chasing" consists of "Jake telling us when another Fulton Street...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Doesn’t Need Heavy Romance

5/4/2015 10:49am EDT
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: 'Det. Dave Majors' Should Have Been
We've mentioned it here before, but let's go ahead and say it again: according to the braintrust behind "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," a Jake/Amy relationship isn't going to be a huge thing.

Sexual tension developed naturally between the characters, so "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" pushed it a little further and created the current "will they, won't they" situation. Which is great. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" thrives on being wacky and hilarious and occasionally touching but mostly in a father-son, Jake and Holt sense.

We don't need heavy romance in our "Brooklyn Nine-Nine;" especially because Sgt. Terry is love ...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 'AC/DC'

4/27/2015 10:15am EDT
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: 'AC/DC' Destroys Jake's Body For The
It's been way too long since our last "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." "Sabotage" was six weeks ago! At least things are back to normal now.

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" returning to some very familiar territory with "AC/DC." Jake, in pushing himself to be the greatest cop ever (a constant state of John McClane, really), pulls a daring rooftop car chase. Except for the car with an open sunroof, tripping up Jake and also crushing several of his bones.

But he'll still push on, despite the whole "crushed bones" thing.

Here's the part that feels so familiar. "AC/DC" sees Jake drive himself obsessively toward...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': Jake Vs. The Saboteur

3/16/2015 11:21am EDT
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 2 Episode 19 Recap: 'Sabotage'
Isn't it fun when TV shows bring back a one-off character from an older episode? It always makes the show's world feel a little more lived-in. "The Simpsons" constantly pulled that trick- it's why the world of "The Simpsons" felt like a living, breathing town.

With "Sabotage," last night's episode of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," we've got a little bit of the same.

Geoffrey Hoytsman (Chris Parnell), the slightly manic and extremely cocaine-addicted lawyer from "The Defense Rests," is back. And he's here to tell us that in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," people's lives do continue past that one brief half-h...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': Jake’s Deadbeat Dad Shows Up

3/9/2015 11:06am EDT
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Oh Father, Where Art Thou?
From the moment "Captain Peralta" introduces its Captain Roger Peralta (that'd be the father of one Jake Peralta, played by Bradley Whitford), it's pretty obvious where the episode's headed.

The elder Peralta was a deadbeat and abandoned Jake when he was very young, but now he's back and seems to be the very picture of fatherhood. Yeah, no. Like all sitcom deadbeat dad episodes, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" gets about a half-hour of father/son goodness before Dad ditches out, just like always.

Also like all the other deadbeat dad episodes before it, we've got a character who doesn't trust our ret...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Love, 'Brookyln' Style

3/2/2015 8:14am EST
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Love, 'Brookyln' Style
"Boyle-Linetti Wedding" is exactlway what its title promises: a wedding episode. Which could be deadly for a show like "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," because weddings are slippery slopes.

Take "The Office"- a workplace satire that started off as dry and biting as they come, and ended its run with multiple wedding episodes (and at least as many baby episodes) under its belt.

Can "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" navigate this treacherous ground? Can it make a wedding episode without diving headfirst into sitcommy emotions forever? Can it even have a wedding that tugs the appropriate heartstrings while staying e...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Still Life With Rocks

2/16/2015 10:30am EST
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 2 Episode 16 Recap: Still Life With
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" always shines when it's mixing in actual chunks of cop show into its usual workplace-comedy-with-guns approach.

And "The Wednesday Incident" has one very large and very meaningful cop show chunk: a mystery. Specifically, the mystery of why Holt's all tense and yelly instead of his usual emotionless cool.

It's not particularly high, as far as the stakes go, but it's enough to give "The Wednesday Incident" a good kick in the pants and keep the story progressing at a higher tempo.

And, just as importantly, it allows us to dig into Holt's private life and let "Brooklyn N...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: 'Windbreaker City' Is Jake's Own Private 'Die Hard'

2/9/2015 10:48am EST
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: 'Windbreaker City' Is Jake's Own Pri
Back in the very first episodes of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," large chunks of airtime would hang entirely on Andy Samberg's smarmy-yet-sweet schtick.

Samberg was a huge "SNL" star, and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" was his vehicle. Made sense at the time.

Today, Samberg is no longer "Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" greatest strength. Instead it's the full cast, careening off each other like comedy superballs.

So an episode like "Windbreaker City," that hinges around Jake obsessively checking his phone and playing up the "wacky Samberg" stuff... falls a bit flat.

That was almost the entire first act of "Windbre...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Jake's Heart is Crushed, And So Is Ours

1/26/2015 10:36am EST
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Jake's Heart is Crushed, And So Is O
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" might be a comedy, and we might have laughed plenty at "The Defense Rests" (if you sat there stonefaced while Holt cackled at the genius of Wuntch's name autocorrecting to "butt," you may be a robot).

But it wasn't the funniest episode of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" history. And that's intentional- "The Defense Rests" is probably the closest thing this show will get to a Serious Emotions episode.

And those Serious Emotions come from Jake and Sophia, finally doing what was foretold when Eva Longoria only signed on for three episodes- breaking up.

At first, it's not a breakup...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Godfather Knows Best

1/12/2015 9:18am EST
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 2 Episode 13 Recap: Godfather Knows
Finally, someone's showing a little appreciation for Yahoo Answers, and its unquestionable status as the worst source of advice for everyone, ever (although it's helpful if you've ever smelled your husband's gas to determine his faithfulness).

"Payback," last night's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," gave Yahoo Answers two separate shoutouts (both from Jake), an admirable show of gratitude for such an awful place.

But more importantly, "Payback" was another win for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine;" a hugely funny episode that, in combination with last week's hugely funny episode, suggests the show is coming back...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Holt, the Party Pooper

1/5/2015 9:29am EST
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Holt, the Party Pooper
At the TCAs last year, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" co-creator Michael Schur talked about the show like it was a giant comedy soup.

"We are a chef, and we are going to make a new recipe, and it's got the following ingredients: Chelsea Peretti and Terry Crews and Joe Lo Truglio. And, then, you end up coming up with a really fun story. And we are at the point- and we got to the point very quickly- where you can take any two, three, four, five of these people and put them in a room together, and it's going to be fun. And that's a real luxury from a writing standpoint."

There's no better example o...

TV's 10 Best Female Characters Of 2014

12/27/2014 11:43am EST
Television's 10 Best Female Characters Of 2014
No more simple sidekicks. No more dopey love interests with no purpose other than mooning over the smoldering leading man. Female characters have come a long way. From the anti-hero badasses who don’t mind destroying lives if it means getting their way to intelligent, compassionate women with ambition, 2014 was home to dozens of amazing female characters. These women push boundaries, more than hold their own against their male counterparts, and entertain audiences all over.

While it was tough to narrow down the barrage of awesome women to a short list, we have the 10 best female characters...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Terry's Picture Book Will Give Us Nightmares for Years

12/15/2014 10:18am EST
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 2 Episode 11 Recap: Terry's Picture
Well, "The Stakeout" confirmed it. The Gigglepig task force was a rousing success, Deputy Chief Wuntch has been made to look a fool in front of the entire police force and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" has made it through its very first long-form story arc.

What did everyone think? We were a little... nonplussed with "Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" foray into major story arcs, quite frankly. Outside of a few key episode, Gigglepig was mostly given lip service here and there; just enough so we'd remember it was still going on.

It never felt like it had built to a satisfying conclusion, even if Holt's giggly...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': Jake's Nemesis Saves (And Ruins) Christmas

12/8/2014 9:56am EST
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Jake's Nemesis Saves (And Ruins) Chr
Has anyone else felt like "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" was in a wee bit of a slump? Since around the Halloween episode, maybe. As though, as gut-busting (and believe us, guts have been busted) each episode was, there was something dragging it down?

Well, whether you agree or not (or are sharpening an Andy Samberg-shaped penknife for a swift and brutal defense of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" honor), "The Pontiac Bandit Returns" was an absolute hoot. Naysayers and yaysayers alike have a lot to love this week.

Kinda like "Halloween II," "The Pontiac Bandit Returns" makes a pretty general stab at sequelizi...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': Love Amongst The Terrifying Baby Dolls

12/1/2014 9:07am EST
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
It has risen once again. The great and terrible beast, the killer of sitcoms, destroyer of comedies.

Sexual tension.

Because last night's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" shoved us back into the "will they, won't they" of Jake Peralta and Amy Santiago. One wrong move, and this wacky workplace sitcom is bogged down in dreary relationship gobbledygook.

No one cares whether Twink Tucker, probably-Irish longshoreman, comes across the woman (man?) of his dreams. We want to point and laugh at the name Twink Tucker.

Luckily for everyone involved, "The Road Trip" addressed the screamingly obvious Jake/Amy ...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': Jake Goes Postal

11/24/2014 10:48am EST
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Jake Goes Postal
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" been going crazy with the guest stars, hasn't it? Kyra Sedgwick. Eva Longoria. Stephen Root and Sandra Bernhard. Now, add Ed Helms to this prestigious list of semi-important "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" players.

In "USPIS," Helms is Jack Danger, a big shot federal agent who's actually the exact opposite of all the things "big shot" and "federal agent" imply.

Danger (disappointment #1- it's pronounced "Donger") is a smarmy pencil-pusher who believes, in his heart of hearts, that he's the action hero his job title implies. Also, that the United States Postal Inspection Servic...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Celebrate Thanksgiving With An Anthrax Scare!

11/17/2014 9:38am EST
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Thanksgiving means so many things to the 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' precinct. Some love their turkey day (and insist it ONLY be referred to as "Turkey Day"- thanks Boyle) while others deride the holiday and think turkey tastes like napkins.

But no one gets the holiday they wanted this year once a package of unidentified white powder ends up at the station.

It's an anthrax scare Thanksgiving! And worse, Captain Holt and Seargent Terry are out on other business, and for some terrible reason they've left Jake in charge (in any other circumstance, Amy would leap at the opportunity to sit in Holt's ...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Sleeping WIth the Enemy

11/10/2014 9:40am EST
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" hasn't been pushing the Jake/Amy thing much this season, but eventually Jake would have to move on in earnest. Or start stalking her. One of the two.

And now, he has: "Jake and Sophia" is the christening of a new relationship; a relationship that's stated pretty plainly in the episode title. So long, Amy. Hello Sophia (played by guest star Eva Longoria).

How are the sparks between the two? Well, they're... not particularly sparky. In setting these two up for a relationship (a relationship that'll last all of three episodes, if Longoria's contract is to be believed), "...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 2, Episode 5 Recap: Shocking Secrets Revealed! In Monogrammed Jammies!

11/3/2014 9:28am EST
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
A mole? In the "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" precinct?!

It's more likely than you'd think (also, far less likely, for reasons we'll get into in just a bit).

Also, a police station mole is the kickoff for the informatively titled "The Mole," and two of the three plot threads contained within.

First, is the obvious: Captain Holt has gotten wind of some mysterious turncoat leaking police secrets from inside the department.

Which in most cases would be no big thing- Holt runs a station as crisp and uniform as his monogrammed PJs, so flushing out this mole will take no time at all.

Except for two b...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: Halloween Wars

10/20/2014 10:34am EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Last October, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" put out an episode called "Halloween." Last night, the show put out "Halloween II."

And in trying to sequelize the insane, perfect payoff that was "Halloween," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" had one job: make things bigger than they were last year. "Halloween II" doesn't quite make it that far, but it's still a screamingly funny half-hour of TV, so it's hard to complain.

Unless one of your complaints is about Boyle not reviving the Mario Batali costume from last year.

Last year, Jake and Captain Holt placed a bet- if Jake can steal the Captain's medal of valor f...

'Brooklyn Nine Nine' Season Two, Episode Three Recap: Jake and Santiago Get All Jim and Pam-y

10/13/2014 9:49am EDT
'Brooklyn Nine Nine' Season Two, Episode Three Recap: Jake and S
Let's just come out and say it: We, here at Starpulse, pray with the entirety of our souls that Jake and Santiago never get together.

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine," despite developing from the same wedges of brain matter that brought us "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation," does NOT need a Jim and Pam.

We don't need a sentimental rainstorm proposal or a touching wedding episode. Ideally, something like "The Jimmy Jab Games" would be the most we ever get, romantically- because why get bogged down in gunky romance when men can grab each other's man-boobies in the throes of deadly combat?

But y...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 2, Episode 2 Recap: Sperms Of Endearment

10/6/2014 11:11am EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Andy Samberg and Terry Crews don't get as much alone time on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" as you might think. On paper, they're the perfect pair- Terry Jeffords is the station's den mother, and Jake Peralta is its loudest, whiniest child.

But other than the odd group appearance (Terry trying to keep Jake in line during Holt's big dinner party) or the rare duo gig (say, "The Ebony Falcon"), extended Jake/Terry time is limited.

That's what makes "Chocolate Milk" so great. Because it's all Jake and Terry, all the time. For the most part, anyway.

Last night, the pair had two missions.

One: find the...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 2 Premiere Recap: Mafia Jake Is The Best Jake

9/29/2014 8:35am EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Last season of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" left us with so many pressing questions. Questions like:

How long will Jake Peralta stay undercover?

Will this be the start of a new recurring story arc?

Is it humanly possible for Holt to get any sterner?

And "Undercover," the "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" season premiere, delivered a series of succinct answers. "Not long." "Yes, but not in the way you'd think." "NO."

First up is Peralta's undercover duty. Which, given its importance at the end of last season (it even spurned Jake into sharing his feelings with Santiago, for God's sake) seems lik...

Fall TV Spoilerfest: Scoops On 'Scandal,' 'Arrow,' 'Hawaii Five-0' And More

9/21/2014 10:03am EDT
Fall TV Spoilerfest: Scoops On 'Scandal,' 'Arrow,' 'Hawaii Five-
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Clear your social calendar and your DVR because your favorite returning shows are back with a stack of new episodes, new secrets, no bombshells and new ships. Here are 8 giant spoilers for the upcoming new season of premieres of your favorite returning shows!

Revenge, ABC

Call it a "Revenge" Smackdown! spills that with David Clark (James Tupper) alive and kicking, both matriarchs Emily (Emily VanCamp) and Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) will battle to gain control of him like the evil puppeteers they are. What's more? Daddy Deare...

7 Facts We Learned About 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' From the TCA Press Tour

7/17/2014 7:30pm EDT
7 Facts We Learned About 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' From the TCA Press
Last fall, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" went from "a show that hasn't started airing" to "a show beloved by all" almost overnight. This is good. The bad is this peculiar season called "summer," when fall shows (such as "Brooklyn Nine-Nine") do not air.

But summer's end isn't too far away, which means we only have about two months and change (the season premiere is set for September 28) before "Brooklyn Nine Nine" rises anew. And in order to whet society's collective appetites, the cast and producers of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" arrived at this summer's TCA Press Tour, to discuss the show's second seas...

Laura McCreary Takes Us Inside The 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Writers Room

6/1/2014 1:15pm EDT
Laura McCreary Takes Us Inside The 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Writers
Brooklyn Nine-Nine was a surprise hit for FOX this past season, including raking in two Golden Globe Awards. So what's it like behind the scenes at the fictional 99th Precinct? BFTV sat down with writer Laura McCreary to get some insight into the show's explosion of popularity and how all the laughs come together.

"It's definitely exciting," Laura said of Brooklyn Nine-Nine's success so far. "We had no idea. Obviously FOX is always behind the show, and there was great promotion to start, but we really had no idea if people were watching, how the momentum was doing."

She called working in ...

TV Report Card: Grading 5 New Shows

11/18/2013 3:05pm EST
So far, the 2013-13 television season has delivered far more home-runs than strike-outs.  Now that shows are doling out their juiciest storylines for November sweeps, it's time to hand out grades for the freshman television shows. 

"Mom" CBS, Mondays at 9:30pm EST
Anna Faris and Allison Janney are a mother-daughter duo battling their demons in this delightfully dysfunctional comedy from the sitcom king, Chuck Lorre.  The two are also a heartbreakingly hilarious combo that turn their struggle to sobriety into a blazingly entertaining and realistic journey.  In the most timely and relatabl...

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Gets Full Season, Coveted Post-Super Bowl Slot

10/20/2013 3:07pm EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Fox is going all-in with comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

The Andy Samberg-led cop show has been given a full 22-episode order, the network announced recently. To top it off, the comedy will also be shown thirty minutes after the Super Bowl to rake in the ratings.

Fox will be airing a comedy block after the big game, showing New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine to see if they can give the show a new audience. Shows after the Super Bowl are pretty much guaranteed a huge audience: Elementary got 20 million last year and The Voice had 37 million viewers the year before.

Fox chairman Kevin Reilly said,...