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Q&A: 'White Collar' Star Tim DeKay

January 24th, 2012 1:00pm EST
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There's a whole White Collar promo about Matt Bomer. But it would be criminal to overlook his co-star Tim DeKay, who's equally brilliant and just as important to the show's success.

His character, Special Agent Peter Burke, couldn't be more solid. Peter has a successful job at the FBI and a stable marriage to Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen). The role is a perfect fit for Tim, who's just as reliable as his character. He's got a long list of TV credits to his name, including a recent guest appearance on NBC's Chuck, being one of the good things about Law & Order: Los Angeles, and he'll always...
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'White Collar' Recap: 'Checkmate' (3.11)

January 17th, 2012 11:05pm EST
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White Collar is back, and we answer the question: where is Elizabeth Burke?

"Checkmate" picks up immediately from the midseason finale, with Mrs. Burke in the hands of now very familiar bad guy Matthew Keller (Ross McCall), who wants to exchange her for the hidden treasure. "You could've walked away," Peter tells Neal angrily, and a recalcitrant Neal admits that "I should be paying for it, not Elizabeth."

Yet when Neal brings Peter to the warehouse where the treasure was, he finds that Mozzie has moved all of it on his own. This means that in order to find Elizabeth, our dynamic d...
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TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2012 Edition

January 7th, 2012 2:00pm EST
TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2012 Edition
Yesterday we brought you TV's sexiest female stars 2012 edition and to follow suit and not disappoint the ladies - here's our list of the sexiest males on TV.

Some of these Hollywood hunks star on your favorite shows, and a few others are making fresh starts in some of the new midseason replacement series' that have been debuting.

Check them all out and don't forget to leave us a comment below to let us know who we left off our list and who's on your list!

Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars

Christian Kane, Leverage

Shane West, Nikita

Shemar Moore, Criminal Minds

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'Chuck' 5.08 'Chuck Versus The Baby' Review

December 31st, 2011 12:07am EST
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This week's Chuck boasts some very familiar special guests - and a baby. It's unashamedly sentimental, but that's just fine for a fun adventure as we near the end of the series.

Five years ago, in Budapest, Sarah was hanging out with Peter Burke...wait, wrong show, but that is Tim DeKay of White Collar as Sarah's handler Kieran Ryker. He orders her to take out a dining room full of thugs and rescue a baby. Now Ryker's defected, and that cute little baby is coming back to haunt Sarah.

Seems the tot was in line for a huge fortune, and rather than turn him over to Ryker so that he coul...
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'White Collar' 3.06 'Scott Free' Review

July 12th, 2011 10:03pm EDT
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Deja vu is the theme of this week's White Collar, and it works - though perhaps not as well as it could have.

When the FBI starts tracking another wily con artist, Scott Rivers (Hutch Dano), everything feels a little familiar - but that's the point. For the characters, and for the audience, it's impossible not to hold the mirror up and draw parallels between Scott's present and Neal's past. Things get complicated when there's an attempt on Scott's life early on, making him equal parts criminal and victim. It's a great concept for an episode, one rife with opportunities for characte...
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'White Collar' 3.05 'Veiled Threat' Review

July 5th, 2011 10:01pm EDT
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Hello again, White Collar! Apologies for cheating on you with The Voice, but I'm back now and I'm glad to see you haven't missed me too much. "Veiled Threat" isn't the best episode, but it has glimmers of greatness inside of it.

This week's premise is rife with possibilities: Neal, Peter and Jones go undercover at a bachelor auction to lure in a suspected "black widow" named Selena (played by Madchen Amick, who will always be the spouse from Viva Laughlin to me). While this makes Sara bring up that she and Neal have never been on a "real date," Elizabeth is more amused and tries ...
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TV On DVD: 'White Collar: Season Two'

June 16th, 2011 5:43pm EDT
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With White Collar premiering its third season last Tuesday, Fox Home Entertainment released White Collar: Season Two on DVD on the same date. Here's my review.

The Show

I fell in love with White Collar almost right out of the gate. Ever since I saw Matt Bomer in ABC's Traveler, I knew he was going to be a star someday, and the show found a perfect match for him in veteran actor Tim DeKay. There was smart writing that balanced a case of the week with character development and an ongoing mythology, moving along each in equal measures. Great acting serviced well by strong writing - we...
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'White Collar' 3.01 'On Guard' Review

June 7th, 2011 10:10pm EDT
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White Collar was a favorite of mine in its first season and parts of the second, but I have to admit that by the end of season two, the shine had started to come off the show for me. As a result, I became very interested in what season three would be - would the show win me back or would we break up?

The third-season premiere starts off in an awkward but not entirely unexpected place, with Neal and Mozzie trying to make a quick escape from Peter and Diana. Four days earlier, Neal's being polygraphed regarding the events of the second-season finale. (I've been polygraphed; this is...
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Summer 2011 TV Highlights

May 24th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
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As much as you should be going to the beach, catching a hot concert or spending time with friends at outdoor barbeques this summer, there is also a lot going on indoors too. We’re talking about what’s going on inside on the television. Summer television shows aren’t always about the addicting and sometimes laughable reality programs since stations like TNT and USA have stepped up their game with shows like The Closer and Burn Notice. As much as we were anticipating the return of Mad Men this summer only to be disappointed by the news that the premiere is delayed until 2012, we found a few m...
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People That Aren't Doing It: Non-Romantic TV Relationships That Work

April 14th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
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(*Firstly, if you don't get the joke in the title, visit Failblog. I'll wait.)

There's been a tremendous response to my Tuesday article about the reasons why I'm not excited about TV romance. It's been really awesome to hear from fans of various shows and pairings, who wrote in with their own opinions and ideas, and helped create a great discussion of the topic and the issues surrounding it - most importantly, with respect for me and for each other.

As is natural and perfectly fine, there were some people who disagreed with my lack of enthusiasm. One reader suggested that romantic r...
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I'm Just Not That Into TV Romance

April 12th, 2011 3:59pm EDT
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In real life, I'm all about love - but when it comes to TV, the last thing I want is romance.

The reason for the dichotomy? Romantic subplots on television are problematic things in my experience. For a variety of reasons, I've seen them end in disaster more often than not, which has conditioned me to want to avoid the subject altogether. When it comes up for one of my favorite shows, I can't help but cringe.

Before we start this discussion, it's worth noting that there are TV romances that are great. I don't mean to say that they all fail, nor to say that some are right and some are...
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'White Collar' 2.16 'Under The Radar' Recap and Review

March 9th, 2011 9:46am EST
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White Collar's second-season finale has everything but the kitchen sink: the return of several prominent guest characters, including the villainous Vincent Adler. His takedown was certainly rewarding, but did it live up to the hype? That depends on how you look at it.

Peter and Neal are strolling through New York, with Neal carrying a box full of fake Rolexes, on their way to the FBI office. Sara is there waiting for them, claiming she's found something big in the ocean - but first, we have to have the obligatory awkward moment between the two of them since they were locking lips a...
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White Collar: Inside the Season Finale Two Years in the Making

March 8th, 2011 1:31pm EST
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Fans following the mythology of White Collar for the last two seasons are in for a pleasant surprise when the crime caper wraps its second season Tuesday: answers!

"It's really been two years coming," creator and executive producer Jeff Eastin tells TVGuide.com. "Everything we've set up — Kate, the music box, the code — all those things finally come to a head and we finally realize what those first two seasons have...

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'White Collar' 2.15 'Power Play' Recap and Review

March 2nd, 2011 6:09am EST
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Hands up: how many people were eagerly awaiting this week's White Collar?

Yep, me too.

And it certainly delivered on the comedy front, even if the actual plot was nothing new.

Elizabeth is setting up for an event, when in walks the very grumpy Andrew Stanzler (Richard Schiff, seeming like he's channeling Toby Ziegler from The West Wing). He leaves just as quickly, thankfully. El is soon approached by Stanzler's assistant Brooke, who asks her about her husband working for the FBI.

"How's the world's most interesting evil man?" Peter asks El when she comes home. El explains that Broo...
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'White Collar' 2.14 'Payback' Recap And Review

February 22nd, 2011 11:04pm EST
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This week's episode of White Collar has a bit to live up to: it follows after the outstanding "Countermeasures," boasts the return of bad guy Matthew Keller (Ross McCall, last seen in Season 1's "Bottlenecked"), and must satisfy the added anticipation that comes with there being two weeks between installments.

Neal and Peter are not happy that Keller is trying to score a deal by pitching information about national security, especially he will only talk to the two of them. Both of them call BS, but are obligated to visit him anyway. In the relative discomfort of his cell, Keller invit...
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Top 10 Current TV Character Crushes

February 14th, 2011 12:30pm EST
Fairly Legal
It's Valentine's Day, and that means love is in the air (for some of us, anyway). It's also a perfect time to pay tribute to the fictional men who've made my heart melt this TV season, for one reason or another, or oftentimes several. These are ten guys who, if they were real, would have no problem getting my phone number.

Warning: there are spoilers for certain series. Each show is listed in each character's heading. If you're waiting for the DVD's, I'd advise skipping those particular sections.

Before I get too mushy, here's the criteria for making my list:

1) They had to be from...
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'White Collar' 2.13 'Countermeasures' Recap And Review

February 8th, 2011 11:07pm EST
White Collar
It's a busy day for Neal Caffrey. First, he meets with Mozzie to check on the progress of their fractal antenna. Mozzie says using the phrase "good work" implies he has a job. I start laughing, and I'm still snickering by the time Neal returns back home, looking for June, and walks into Ford (Billy Dee Williams), an "old friend" of hers who's just moved back to Manhattan. He is naturally suspicious (oh, Matt Bomer, how I love you and your facial expressions) and starts asking questions, having no idea that when he uses the phrase "partners in crime," he's totally right. Worried, he ...
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'White Collar' Makes Hilarie Burton A Regular

February 8th, 2011 2:25pm EST
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White Collar promoted someone to series regular - but unfortunately, it wasn't Sharif Atkins.

According to an early report from TVLine, the show has elected to make Hilarie Burton a regular in the upcoming third season (for which it was renewed in September). No details about the decision, or how they plan on utilizing her character, insurance investigator Sara Ellis, are yet available.

I've never been a fan of the character, whom I've felt is redundant due to the existence of Alex Hunter (Gloria Votsis), another foil for Matt Bomer's Neal Caffrey with whom he routinely spars. Nor ...
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Interview: 'White Collar's' Tiffani Thiessen is no Trophy Wife

February 8th, 2011 11:30am EST
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There's that old saying that behind every man is a good woman. Well, behind dedicated FBI agent Peter Burke is his loyal, smart and successful wife, Elizabeth. The woman behind Mrs. Burke, actress Tiffani Thiessen, sat down with me before tonight's new episode of White Collar to talk about the perks and positives of playing one of the show's versatile and vibrant supporting characters.

I have to say, I've looked forward to talking to you because I've enjoyed your character so much. She is so well-developed and so not what one would expect in her role.

In the twentysome-odd years I’ve...
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'White Collar' 2.12 'What Happens In Burma' Recap And Review

February 1st, 2011 11:02pm EST
White Collar
I've had my eye on this episode of White Collar for a little while; not for any particular reason, but because I thought I'd be the first indicator of how good season 2.5 really will be. The writers had plenty of time to cook up a good midseason premiere, and could use the framework of the show so far to set up the flashback episode, but there are no such advantages this week. White Collar doesn't miss a step, however, just as lively as ever.

Neal and Peter are visiting the UN, talking about their international travel histories (Neal: "I tried to get you to go to France." Peter: "No, ...
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Interview: Andrew McCarthy Is The Mastermind Behind 'White Collar'

January 27th, 2011 10:15am EST
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You now know him as Vincent Adler, Neal Caffrey's mentor turned worst enemy, on USA's hit series White Collar. For many people, myself included, Andrew McCarthy helped shape our generation as the star of such films as Pretty In Pink, Mannequin, St. Elmo's Fire, Weekend at Bernie's, and my personal favorite, Year of the Gun. In recent years, McCarthy's moved behind the camera to direct several series, including a future episode Gossip Girl. The versatile veteran sat down with us Monday to talk about his new stint on White Collar, as well as his long career and a few things about him that you...
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'White Collar' 2.11 'Forging Bonds' Recap And Review

January 25th, 2011 10:00pm EST
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A lot of answers get revealed in this week's White Collar - and in the tradition of the best mysteries, giving those secrets away only makes us more interested in asking further questions.

After getting his name from Julian Larsson last week, Peter is doing some research on Vincent Adler, and it's not pretty; there are plenty of newspaper clippings on how Adler disappeared seven years ago following an elaborate Ponzi scheme. He's surprised when, among all the copy, he finds a picture of Adler with Neal in the background - surprised enough that he decides to pay Neal a late-night vis...
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Interview: 'White Collar's' Willie Garson Doesn't Mind Being Shot

January 25th, 2011 3:36pm EST
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White Collar has returned to finish out its sophomore season, and it's as good as ever. Before fans are treated to tonight's flashback episode, the man behind Mozzie, veteran actor Willie Garson (pictured here with Matt Bomer), sat down with us to spill about the backstory and the experience of playing Neal Caffrey's sidekick.

What's it like being shot?

I can tell you this, the synthetic blood was very, very cold. So, it was annoying, actually, to be shirtless and covered in cold goo for many, many hours.

My death was shot so beautifully. Then coming back was interesting mostly be...
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'White Collar' 2.11 'Forging Bonds' Advance Review

January 24th, 2011 1:00pm EST
White Collar
The long-awaited, much-talked-about flashback episode of White Collar finally hits our screens tomorrow night, and it's one to remember if only because it answers most, if not all, the questions about how the characters as we know them came to be. How did Neal meet Mozzie? How did he fall for Kate? How did Peter end up on Neal's case? How did he finally catch him the first time? Most importantly, who the heck is Vincent Adler? All those questions will be answered in forty-odd minutes tomorrow night at 10 PM on USA.

After coming across a photo of Neal with Adler, Peter pays his partn...
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'White Collar' 2.10 'Burke's Seven' Recap and Review

January 18th, 2011 11:04pm EST
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White Collar is back to finish out its second season, and it picks up almost right where it left off. After being shot at close range in the midseason finale, Mozzie is rushed to the hospital, with Neal by his bedside once he's out of surgery (following the fastest montage ever). The TV cynic in me knew long ago that he wasn't about to be killed off, but it's still nice to get that addressed immediately, so the audience gets an answer and the story can move forward. After all, imagine what's going on in Neal's head. He's spent the first half of the season upset over Kate's murder, a...
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'White Collar' 2.10 'Burke's Seven' Advance Review

January 11th, 2011 5:00pm EST
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White Collar left us with a bang - literally, as Mozzie was shot by a man named Julian Larsson (The Dresden Files' Paul Blackthorne). As we resume the show's second season, the normally cool Neal Caffrey is still running hot, knowing the two most important people in his life were targeted by the same conspiracy. Having finally caught Garrett Fowler (Noah Emmerich), he sets his sights on Larsson - and what could be just another "let's move on to the next page of our mythology" episode is an impressive midseason premiere.

Mozzie's fate is handled deftly within the opening minutes; not ...
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Interview: Tim DeKay, Matt Bomer Return For More 'White Collar'

January 10th, 2011 3:00pm EST
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Together, veteran actors Tim DeKay and Matt Bomer make up the best partnership on television today, and possibly one of the best ever. (Okay, and they're good-looking too.) As FBI agent Peter Burke and "consultant" Neal Caffrey, DeKay and Bomer are the core of USA's hit series White Collar. With the show getting ready to return for the back half of season two, its two stars sat down with me on Thursday to talk about what's coming next and what they've learned during the ride so far.

Your chemistry is really what makes or breaks the show. So what's the secret to your success?

Tim De...
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Returning Mid-Season Shows: What's Worth Watching?

January 4th, 2011 12:00pm EST
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We’ve already been over what new shows are premiering mid-season. There are lots of returning favorites as well, and some promise to be some of this year’s highest-rated programs. Others are sure to be stinkers. Here’s our guide to what’s returning, and what’s worth watching.

‘V’ – ABC, Jan. 4

Starring Elizabeth Mitchell (‘LOST’) as FBI agent Erica Evans and Morena Baccarin as the leader of the visitors, this season kicks off after a long hiatus. ABC calls it “a show we’d like to run as uninterrupted as possible.” Time will tell if the long wait has dented the show’s audience. Anyo...
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Matt Bomer Backs Religious Tolerance Crusade

November 24th, 2010 1:10pm EST
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Actor Matt Bomer is calling for Americans to be more tolerant towards religious practices as part of a new public service announcement (PSA).

The White Collar star is supporting Characters Unite, an organization which aims to fight prejudice against personal beliefs.

He says, "It's been a sensitive issue since, oh, the beginning of time, but lately it seems that religious intolerance has been growing. While we can disagree about the past and we can argue about the future, we're all here now, together."

"Together we all have the same basic right to hold and practice our own beliefs. Go...
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Tiffani Thiessen Balances 'White Collar' And A New Baby

July 26th, 2010 5:26pm EDT
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As Season 2 of the popular USA series “White Collar” gets under way, star Tiffani Thiessen is eager to get back to work after being ostensibly absent from the first few episodes of the new season. Thiessen recently had a baby with husband Brady Smith and was unable to make regular appearances in the first half of the season. “A lot of those [scenes] in the first six episodes I shot here in Los Angeles on a studio with a green screen behind me,” says the actress. “I haven’t seen the rest of the cast and I actually leave next week to go back to New York and finish off the season with them, ...
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