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Fallon Skit 'Lip Sync Battle' Is Going To Be A TV Series!

November 23rd, 2014 11:12am EST
Stephen Merchant
Just over a year ago late night host Jimmy Fallon had comedian/writer Stephen Merchant and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt guest on his "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," and the three stars engaged in the first "Lip Sync Battle."

Before the three stars began, Fallon explained that Merchant created the game with his pals Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.

The recurring skit was ultimately brought over to "The Tonight Show," and stars including Paul Rudd, Emma Stone (who killed it), Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have all joined Fallon in miming the words to hit songs from the likes of Iggy Azalea ("...
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Tiffany Derry Goes From 'Bar Rescue' To 'Hungry Investors'

May 4th, 2014 12:05pm EDT
Tiffany Derry Goes From 'Bar Rescue' To 'Hungry Investors'
Spike TV viewers are getting a double shot of Tiffany Derry tonight. First, she's helping Jon Taffer save another establishment on Bar Rescue; then she's teaming up with Taffer and John Besh as the trio of entrepreneurs at the heart of the new series Hungry Investors, where two struggling restaurants go head-to-head and the winner takes home a much-needed investment. BFTV caught up with Tiffany last week to talk about Hungry Investors.

Tonight isn't Tiffany's first appearance on Bar Rescue, so did that have anything to do with her new gig? "I guess it's all related," she told us. "I knew B...
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'Ink Master's' Lydia Bruno On Competition, Gender And Astrophysics

April 2nd, 2014 2:15pm EDT
'Ink Master's' Lydia Bruno On Competition, Gender And Astrophysi
Spike's Ink Master has been rolling on through its current season - so to get caught up, we chatted with Lydia Bruno to ask her what the reaction was when Ashley Bennett quit the show, her own perspective on women in the tattoo industry, and how she got to the point where she ended up in the competition.

When we spoke to Ashley, she explained her rationale behind leaving, and we asked Lydia to tell us what it was like for the other artists to see one of their own exit under those circumstances. The reaction wasn't what you might expect from people in competition with each other. "She actua...
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'Ink Master': Ashley Bennett Explains Her Surprising Decision

March 5th, 2014 12:04pm EST
'Ink Master': Ashley Bennett Explains Her Surprising Decision
Season 4 of Spike's tattooing competition Ink Master is off to a crackling start, with talented tattoo artists fighting to be named the best in the game. Ashley Bennett was one of the hopefuls, and she joined BFTV last week to discuss what it was like for her to go through the reality TV gauntlet - and about her unexpected decision at the end of Tuesday's episode.

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't seen yesterday's episode of Ink Master, this interview reveals a key moment from the episode.

"I loved watching the last three seasons, and figured I'd go for it!" Ashley told us. Yet once she joine...
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'Ink Master's' Roland Pacheco Talks Tattooing And Competition

February 25th, 2014 4:10pm EST
'Ink Master's' Roland Pacheco Talks Tattooing And Competition
Starting tonight, Spike brings us a new season of its hit tattoo-artist competition Ink Master. Last week, BFTV spoke to one of this season's competitors, Roland Pacheco, about what it's really like to be on a reality competition show - and the surprising events at the end of this evening's premiere episode. SPOILER ALERT: If you don't want to be spoiled for tonight's results, don't read the second half of this interview until after you've seen the episode.

Roland is one of seventeen artists who are vying for the title of Ink Master this season, and he's not here just to see his face on TV...
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Best Of 2013 TV: 'Suits,' 'The Good Wife' And More

December 30th, 2013 12:30pm EST
The Good Wife
High-fives for everyone! As 2013 comes to a close, it's time to recognize the TV shows and people behind them that have made our jobs worthwhile. We've looked back on all the programs we've covered this year and picked out the few that we think deserve some special recognition. Check them out below, and feel free to leave your own 'best of the best' in the comments.

TV Series Of The Year: USA's Suits

Television doesn't get any better than this. Suits has been nearly flawless over three seasons, with a completely fantastic cast including two of the best actors we can think of (Gabriel ...
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5 Things We Learned From 'Criss Angel BeLIEve': 'Ship Appearance'

December 11th, 2013 12:09pm EST
Criss Angel Believe
It's hard to believe (no pun intended) that we've come to the last episode for this season of Criss Angel BeLIEve. After weeks of crazy demonstrations and reveals, we almost don't want it to end. But it's time to take a break, although not before we talk about making boats appear in Cabo San Lucas. Here are the five things we learned from "Ship Appearance."

01) You can translate a demonstration from the stage (sort of). The basic concept for "Ship Appearance" is lifted from one of the demonstrations in the BeLIEve live show, where Criss makes a motorcycle appear. Given how different stage ...
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'Criss Angel BeLIEve' Preview: 'Ship Appearance'

December 10th, 2013 12:10pm EST
Criss Angel Believe
It's time to send off Season 1 of Criss Angel BeLIEve, so how do you possibly do that? Well, you go to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for a massive demonstration. There's a little bit of everything in this episode: professional high stakes, personal drama, and Mother Nature once again crashing the party. If we'd scripted what this episode was supposed to be like, we probably couldn't have come up with this.

[SPOILER ALERT: If you don't want to know anything about tonight's episode of Criss Angel BeLIEve, stop reading now. This preview contains some general spoilers.]

Firstly, a programming note: ...
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Criss Angel Looks Back On Season 1 Of 'BeLIEve'

December 9th, 2013 12:03pm EST
Criss Angel Believe
For the last two months, Criss Angel has taken us on the journey of the year with his Spike TV series, Criss Angel BeLIEve. He's given us an inside look at not only how magic is performed, but how demanding and exhilarating it is to be a professional magician.  How do you quantify a project that's made history, blown minds, and even genuinely moved us, too? As he was preparing tomorrow night's last episode of the season, "Ship Appearance," Criss sat down with BFTV to look back on his return to television.

When we first talked to him before BeLIEve premiered, he spoke about doing something ...
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'Criss Angel BeLIEve' Bonus: Meet Krystyn Lambert

December 6th, 2013 12:15pm EST
Krystyn Lambert
Yes, she's beautiful - but she's also talented, tenacious, and tough enough to hang upside down in a straightjacket. Krystyn Lambert is part of the magic team on Criss Angel BeLIEve, and we snagged a few minutes with her last week to discuss the show, and her own emerging career in magic.

Let's get the obvious part out of the way first: Krystyn is a woman. A ridiculously good-looking woman. The only woman on the magic team, in fact. But none of that is truly relevant. She's part of Team Angel because she's earned the right to be there. In Tuesday's episode, we saw her perform two demonstra...
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