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A con man in pushes his luck in Lone Star

Lone Star gives me hope for the 2010-11 season. Bob (James Wolk) lives his life as a con artist, with pressure from his dad (David Keith). He's set up oil-and-gas scams in Houston and Midland, Tex., while also creating fake identities and romantic relationships in each place. The thing is, Bob wants to stop faking it, against dad's wishes. >More
 Nikita unleashes a sexy assassin

In Nikita, a killer with supermodel looks -- you know, the deadliest kind of killer -- is rescued from death row by a super-secret government agency and trained to be an assassin. Nikita (Maggie Q) discovers the agency's corruption, escapes its clutches, and vows revenge. >More
 Losing weight hurts in Thintervention with Jackie Warner

Jackie Warner is a workout guru, shameless self-promoter and reality-series repeat offender. In Thintervention with Jackie Warner, she oversees a group of overweight people interested in losing weight. "Workouts are not painful," she assures them. "They are pleasure!" >More
 The Emmys cap an amazing year for TV

Which is better, movies or TV? I think we can settle the question at Sunday's Emmy Awards. The Hurt Locker, which won the Best Picture Oscar this year, was good. But was it great? I don't think so. >More
 Kim Kardashian plugs her own PR in The Spin Crowd

Here are the six scariest words in TV: "From the Mind of Kim Kardashian." The airhead socialite has become famous for doing nothing, aside from playing herself in the reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. And how hard could that be, since her life basically consists of standing around in tight clothes? >More
 Laura Linney makes the best of terminal cancer in The Big C

The Big C joins the ranks of brilliant cable series that are beating the pants off most theatrical movies. Start with one of the greatest American actresses, Laura Linney, and give her a meaty character in extreme circumstances. She plays Cathy, a Minneapolis schoolteacher who reassesses her life after a terminal cancer diagnosis. >More
 The Teen Choice Awards lies!

The Teen Choice Awards is shiny and exciting on the outside, corrupt and evil on the inside. Teens are whipped up into a frenzy over their ability to "choose" their favorite movies, music and TV shows, not realizing that elderly marketing millionaires are actually foisting these choices on them. >More
 Rachel Zoe is, like, betrayed!

Rachel Zoe, a fashion stylist to the stars, finds yet another reason to feel victimized as The Rachel Zoe Project begins a new season. Rachel is shocked to discover that her extravagantly nasty assistant Taylor has acted extravagantly nasty -- who'd have thought? -- and screwed over the business. She reacts to this betrayal the way she reacts to everything: like a petulant teenage valley girl. >More
 Self-help guru Tony Robbins helps himself in Breakthrough

Tony Robbins is a hulking self-help infomercial guru with frighteningly perfect teeth. And by "self-help," I mean that his empowerment empire is designed to help himself -- to glorify him as the man who makes your dreams come true. Note the title of his new NBC reality series: not just Breakthrough, but Breakthrough with Tony Robbins. >More
 The past comes back to haunt Eureka -- literally

It's season four for Eureka, the SyFy series about a secret community of geniuses assembled for top-secret government research. Even good shows start to sag in the fourth year, but Eureka has come up with a clever way of refreshing its storyline. A group of town residents travel back to 1947 (hey, I said they were geniuses), and when they return, things they've done in the past have slightly changed the present. >More
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