‘Don’t Be Tardy’ Recap: Kim Calls Kroy ‘Stupid’ for Being With Her

Age is just a number! Just prior to turning 40 last May, Kim Zolciak Biermann was not happy about it and opened up about her aging grievances on the Friday, March 8, episode of ‘Don’t Be Tardy.’

Kim Zolciak-Biermann’s Best Comebacks

“Do you ever get mad at him for being 32?” Personal chef Tracey Bloom bluntly confronted Kim about her and husband Kroy Biermann’s age difference ahead of Kim’s 40th birthday, chuckling that the former NFL player had “eight more years” before he turned 40. Without a beat, Kim replied, “Why would you marry someone that’s so much older than you? That’s so stupid. You could have married some 22-year-old teeny bopper.”

In a light-hearted testimonial shot with husband Kroy, Kim joked, “I’m very vain. Everything’s getting older. Like, at 60 my titties are gonna sag, but he’ll pick ‘em up for me.” When Tracey then asked if Kim had any reason to look forward to getting older, the mother of six replied bluntly, “No. What is there to look forward to?” She then joked, “Because you get ‘wiser’? No, I’m good.”

The episode also followed the Biermanns as they made their way to a food truck festival while researching their newest business venture, a coffee truck. The family’s initial excitement was brutally knocked down to reality when Kim and Kroy talked with successful food truck owners who lamented their 20-hour work weeks. One owner opened up about suffering a heart attack while working, which appeared to be the final straw for Kroy.

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Brielle Bierman on ‘Don’t Be Tardy.’

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Kroy, who’s taken a step back since his high profile football career, opened up about his next move, saying, “Playing football in the NFL was really a huge time commitment.” He added that if he worked long hours again he would, “miss my kids’ life. … 20 hours and heart attacks? We’re not doing that.” Kim agreed that putting the coffee truck idea on hold was for the best, saying, “I know we’re gonna be successful. Whatever we touch turns to gold, but, I’m also a realist.”

Brielle Biermann spent the majority of the episode opening up about her dating life following her March 2018 split with baseball player Michael Kopech. Brielle shared a flirty burger date with high school ex-boyfriend, Slade Osborne, and even went on a trampoline double date with younger sister Ariana’s boyfriend’s older brother, Parker.

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While sparks weren’t exactly flying with Parker, the busy 21-year-old teased the idea of reuniting with Slade, saying, “I never go back, always go forward, but I don’t know if that will be the case with Slade.” When Slade asked Brielle about her breakup with Michael, Brielle opened up saying, “We literally have not talked since the day we broke up.” She added brightly, “I did not like him near as much as I liked you.”

‘Don’t Be Tardy’ airs on Bravo Fridays at 9 p.m. ET.

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‘Leaving Neverland’ Part One Recap: 2 Men Say Michael Jackson Used His Fame to Sexually Abuse Them as Boys

The first episode of HBO’s documentary aired Sunday night, describing how he became close to two boys and presenting detailed allegations that he repeatedly had sex with them.
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‘SNL’ Recap: Ben Stiller Mocks Khloe Kardashian Cheating Scandal

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John Mulaney hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’ on March 2, 2019. Rosalind O'Connor/NBC

Ben Stiller made light of Khloé Kardashian’s love life woes during the Saturday, March 2, episode of Saturday Night Live as the reality star weathers another cheating scandal.

Keeping Up

Stiller took a jab at Kardashian in the cold open, during which he played Michael Cohen. “For too many years, I was loyal to a man when I should not have been. Now I know how Khloé Kardashian feels,” he quipped to audible shock from the audience. Bill Hader also made a surprise cameo as a rage-filled congressman.

An Awkward Run-In

Host John Mulaney did a stand-up routine for his monologue. Topics spanned from dying cat sounds to Catholicism to cocaine. He also recounted a time when his wife bumped into Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn while the former was pushing the couple’s bulldog, Petunia, in a stroller in New York City. As the comedian put it, the four nodded “as if to say none of this is right” and then went about their business.

Lost Empire

SNL took on the Jussie Smollett attack allegations in a Shark Tank: Legal Edition spinoff. The actor, played by Chris Redd, said that he “broke humanity” and joked that he might be killed off Empire next season. Meanwhile, one of the lawyers called him “probably guilty.” The show later took another dig at him during “Weekend Update,” comparing him to a man who was arrested for faking his own abduction. “Worse, the man had just lost his job on Empire,” Colin Jost quipped.

What’s That Name?

Hader stole the show in this sketch about a game show that forced contestants to guess women’s names that they clearly never learned. As the host, Hader brought a surprising feminist beat to the bit as he pointed out the players’ faulty reasoning for not knowing the monikers and admitted he hoped for “chaos” to arise from the situation.

Little Bit of Twang

Musical guest Thomas Rhett debuted two new songs: “Look What God Gave Her” and “Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time.”

Saturday Night Live airs on NBC Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET.

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‘Married At First Sight’ Recap: Luke Ditches Kate on Their Anniversary

A very unhappy anniversary! Luke ditched Kate on their anniversary and she broke down in tears during the Tuesday, February 26, episode of Married At First Sight. The couples all celebrated one month of being married during the episode. For some, it was a happy occasion and for others, it was nothing short of a nightmare. Catch up on what you might have missed during this week’s episode below!

Luke Lets Kate Down

Kate and Luke have had so many problems in their marriage. She said she felt “alone” in the partnership and he just didn’t seem to understand how much he had been upsetting her.

“It kind of doesn’t feel like a marriage right now because there’s no romantic part of our relationship,” she said. She even told him that if she’s not the one for him, it’s fine but she just wants him to tell her. He stayed silent when she mentioned it, which frustrated her.

“I have given you everything that is me and that’s OK,” she said. “This isn’t the stranger that you wanted to marry, so it’s fine.”

The day after their talk was their anniversary, and Luke woke up at 8 a.m. and left her to hang out with his friends all day. She was so upset about it she sobbed.

“One month ago, I never would’ve expected that my husband wouldn’t want to spend our one month anniversary together,” Kate said. “It’s disappointing because it means so much to me to be married.”

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Married At First Sight’s Stephanie and AJ

Speaking of Love …

AJ and Stephanie are obsessed with each other after one month of marriage. AJ truly believes that Stephanie completely transformed his life.

“I want to be in love with Stephanie and I feel like that’s soon to come,” he said. “Having a wife in my life really brought an element of happiness to my life that I was missing.”

Stephanie seems like she feels the same way about her husband.

“Every day I see more potential of falling in love, of being together forever,” she said. “Right now, I’m very optimistic.”

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Married At First Sight’s Kristine and Keith

Keith Cooks for Kristine

Keith and Kristine’s major problem has been that he refuses to attempt to cook. To celebrate their one month anniversary, he took a cooking class to try to impress her.

“I just hope that Kristine likes the way I cook,” he said. “I just want Kristine to see that I appreciate her.”

She was completely impressed by all the work he put into the meal and absolutely loved it.

“I’m just shocked and completely floored,” she said. “Keith is amazing. If he’s not too careful and he keeps doing things like this, then I just may fall in love with him.”

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Married At First Sight’s Will and Jasmine

Will Rates Jasmine

Jasmine was so excited to have a romantic evening with Will to celebrate their anniversary. They really seemed to be falling for each other and she thought they may finally have sex.

“My comfort level with Jasmine has grown tremendously,” Will said. “We continue to, like, slowly progress.”

However, when Jasmine asked Will to rate her as a wife, he gave her a 6.8, which upset her.

“It was supposed to be a romantic night but Will just ruined it,” she said. “I wanted to smack him. … I think that I am really good as a wife and Will has more to work on.”

He cited communication as a reason for his rating and said they have room to grow, but she felt “disrespected” which totally ruined the vibe.

Married at First Sight airs on Lifetime (produced by Kinetic Content) on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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Evelyn’s IDS19 Recap

The Interior
Design Show also known as IDS came and went for another year and left some
inspiration in its wake for everyone who attended. For me, as a designer, trade
shows are an opportunity to learn via seminars, network with peers and
suppliers as well as glean inspiration for future projects.

I am often
asked what are the trends in interior design, I’d rather look at it as a
‘direction’ rather than trend since trends are known to be fleeting. This year,
I saw a lot of natural materials and organic shapes. I also saw a strong
presence of technology being used to create textures and images (for instance
large scale wallpaper that is printed on high quality paper and ready to
install on any wall).  It seems like
overall, interiors are lighter and brighter with wood floors being left
natural, not stained dark, and mixed metals in faucets and hardware.

I look forward to this year and the opportunity to express my inspirations through my clients’ projects.

Photography by Larry Arnal

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‘SNL’ Recap: Pete Davidson Gives Subtle Nod to Ariana Grande

Pete Davidson proved he hasn’t left ex-fiancée Ariana Grande completely behind during the Saturday, January 26, episode of Saturday Night Live.

Bunny Girl

Davidson subtly alluded to Grande in a rap about his love for dogs. The women featured in the music video sported the pop star’s signature bunny ears, though it turns out they just really loved bunnies. Wink, wink.

Meet Dolton

Host James McAvoy spoofed The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood as a man named Dolton looking for love on Virgin Hunk. The bit even touched on the Hannah B. vs. Caelynn drama when a contestant told Dolton that she grew up with one of the other women in the house and “she’s a toxic, lying bitch with no teeth.”

Philly Perfect

The Scottish host impressed viewers with his spot-on Philly accent in this sketch about a Charmin commercial focus group. Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson and Kyle Mooney provided backup as the other totally unhelpful participants.

U.E.S.

Leslie Jones rapped an ode to the Upper East Side of Manhattan, which she calls home (“I live here because I remember where I came from,” she explained). The comedian raved about having easy access to fresh bread, Postmates, cabs and a “nobody peed in here” smell on the subway. Meanwhile, McKinnon, an Upper West Side resident, was content staying home with her “warm cat” and Netflix.

A Happy Surprise

Steve Martin made a cameo in the cold open as Roger Stone. The veteran SNL host even referenced one of his most iconic sketches when he described himself as “a normal and straightforward guy.”

Mr. H

Chris Redd starred in this pre-taped sketch about a high school student who was encouraged by his teacher, played by McAvoy, to come back to class. However, Redd’s character thought he was much smarter than he actually was. The word “genius” was used … by him … and was not accurate.

McAvoy, Not McGregor

McAvoy wore a kilt during his monologue to show off his Scottish heritage and his “shredded” calves. The actor also joked about being mistaken for Ewan McGregor, though he noted that the Christopher Robin star has more money than him. The host sweetly lost his place on the cue cards at one point but made it cute when he embraced the slipup.

The Champion

Musical guest Meek Mill performed a mashup of “Going Bad” and “Uptown Vibes” and later “Championships.”

Saturday Night Live airs on NBC Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET.

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‘This Is Us’ Recap: Why Did Jack Cut Off Nicky After the War?

The reason Jack lied about his brother Nicky’s death became clear during the Tuesday, January 22, episode of This Is Us, titled “Songbird Road: Part One.”

Life-Changing Accident

Nicky (Michael Angarano) and the young boy who Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) saved from a foot infection — whose mother gifted the elder Pearson with his significant silver necklace — went fishing during the war. Nicky showed the kid how to throw grenades under the water to get fish to come to the surface. The child wanted to try the trick himself, leading to a struggle over a grenade. Nicky and the boy dropped the weapon in their boat, and while Nicky warned him to jump overboard, the kid did not listen, resulting in his death.

Jack took a boat out to survey the damage, and when he realized the child was dead, Jack told his brother he was done with him. Nicky was then sent to “get his head on straight” (i.e. a psychological evaluation).

Failed Amends

In 1992, Nicky sent numerous postcards to Jack saying he needed to talk. Jack eventually gave in when Nicky sent a postcard to his house instead of his office. Jack lied and told Rebecca (Mandy Moore) he was visiting a work site out of town.

Jack initially went to Nicky’s to warn him never to send messages to his home again, but Nicky invited him into his trailer. They reminisced briefly before Nicky tried to explain to Jack that the boy’s death was an accident. However, Jack did not want to hear Nicky’s side of the story because he had put the war behind him (something Nicky never learned to do).

Jack assured Nicky that he didn’t ruin his life and showed him a picture of Rebecca and the kids to prove it. Nicky promised Jack he would not write to him again, and Jack, though hesitant to leave his brother behind, did not look back.

When he returned home, Jack admitted to Rebecca that he went to visit someone he knew from the war. All he would say was that they used to be close and they had a falling out, noting that their chat helped a little.

A Father’s Mistakes

In the present, Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) road-tripped to meet a now 70-year-old Nicky (Griffin Dunne), while Rebecca stayed behind, hurt to discover that Jack lied to her and wondering what she could have done to get the truth out of him. The Big Three broke the news to Nicky that Jack died in a house fire in 1998. Nicky initially rejected their inquiries about Jack, but Kate insisted that he answer their questions after Kevin’s long journey to discover more about their father’s life.

Nicky explained that Jack saw the world in black and white and had two lives: one before the boy’s death and one after. He walked away from his first life because he chose a direction and never changed course.

The trio left at Nicky’s urging, but Kevin decided he could not leave his uncle like Jack did. They found Nicky with a gun when they went back to the trailer as he lamented never getting to explain to Jack that the boy’s death was an accident.

This Is Us airs on NBC Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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‘Catfish’ Recap: Nick Young and Nev Expose Rich Dollaz’s Instagra

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Nev Schulman and Nick Young on ‘Catfish.’ MTV

All is fair in love and hip hop! Nev Schulman and guest co-host Nick Young, a.k.a. “Swaggy P,” got together to help Sheila from Long Island get to the bottom of her eight-month direct message affair with Love & Hip Hop: New York’s Rich Dollaz. The account she had been messaging was verified.

Sheila admitted to falling for Rich after watching him on Love & Hip Hop: New York and seeing his vulnerable side. “I think he’s a sweetheart,” commented the lovestruck single mother. When Sheila later revealed to Nev and Nick that she was an aspiring rapper, Nick scoffed, calling her “a gold digger” who “wants to be on Love and Hip Hop.” Sheila insisted her intentions were pure and that she wanted nothing but Rich’s “time.”

After divulging that her messages with Rich mostly involved sending explicit photos of herself at his behest with no promise of meeting up in person nor an exchange of phone numbers, it was clear something was up. The famous NBA star then opened up about his own experience with receiving romantic direct messages from fans. Nick even admitted to talking to girls and never actually hanging out with them.

After meeting up with Sheila, Nick was not convinced that her relationship with Rich was mutual. He referred to her barrage of messages to the reality star as “stalkerish,” and added that if he was Rich, he would think Sheila was “kind of crazy” for sending wedding and baby emojis.

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Sheila on ‘Catfish.’ MTV

Sheila then revealed that while she had sent Rich countless nude photos, she did not receive any in return and had to resort to looking at the Love & Hip Hop: New York star’s leaked nudes.

After getting in touch with a Viacom executive assistant, Nev was able to receive a phone number for Rich, allowing Sheila to meet her Instagram beau face to face. She seemed giddy to meet him until Rich admitted that he doesn’t run his Instagram account and his nephew, Rove, had been the one on the other end of his account.

Rove stepped out to meet an upset Sheila, revealing he had convinced several other women to send him nudes under the false pretense that he was his famous uncle. Nev was shocked by the violation and lack of remorse from Rove. He eventually apologized, and Rich declared his nephew would no longer be in charge of his social media accounts. Nick comforted Sheila and assured her that the actions that took place weren’t her fault.

Three months later, Sheila updated Nev and Nick that she had moved on and was talking to a new verified Instagram account. When checking in with Rove, we saw a glimmer of regret when he admitted, “[Sheila] seems cool. She’s a human being just like me. I do feel bad.”

Catfish airs on MTV Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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‘MAFS: Happily Ever After’ Recap: Shawniece Goes Into Labor

Baby on the way! Shawniece Jackson went into labor during the Tuesday, November 19, episode of Married At First Sight: Happily Ever After. Jephte Pierre tried to stay calm through the stressful situation and mentally prepare to become a dad. Catch up on what you might have missed during this week’s episode below!

Shawniece and Jephte were a month away from their due date when she woke up in the middle of the night with horrible pains. She was positive the baby was coming early.

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Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre in a still from ‘Married At First Sight’. Lifetime

“I just want to make sure that she’s safe and that the baby is safe,” Jephte said.

On the ride to the hospital, she completely lost it. She was screaming and smacking Jephte since she couldn’t control her pain. She made it to the hospital and went straight to the delivery room. The episode ended before the baby was actually delivered!

Anthony Finally Takes the Lead

Anthony D’Amico and Ashley Petta made it a point to focus on their relationship both before and after the baby was born. Anthony admitted this week that “one of his biggest fears” was that their relationship would become all about their kid. They took a dance class this week to keep their regular date night and Ashley had a hard time letting Anthony lead.

She finally submitted and followed his lead, but had to let the viewers know that he only leads their relationship on the dance floor.

“I don’t have to do everything he says at home, but on the dance floor I should follow Anthony,” Ashley said.

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Bobby Dodd and Danielle Dodd in a sneak-peek still from ‘Married At First Sight’ Lifetime

 

Danielle Tries to Trash Bobby’s Stuff

Bobby Dodd and Danielle Bergman prepped for their move by downsizing their stuff. Bobby wanted to try to save as much as possible to conserve money while Danielle wanted to trash everything, especially Bobby’s things.

“Danielle is definitely taking charge and deciding what goes and what stays,” Bobby said. “It seems to me like we’re getting rid of all my stuff.”’

He added that marriage is a compromise, but it seemed yet again like he was the only one making a compromise: “If it was up to me, I would probably get rid of hardly anything … but at the same time, I just want to make her happy.”

Married At First Sight: Happily Ever After airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST on Lifetime.

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‘SNL’ Recap: Steve Carell and ‘The Office’ Cast Hash Out a Reboot

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Steve Carell during ‘Saturday Night Live’ Promos on November 13, 2018. Rosalind O'Connor/NBC

Saturday Night Live host Steve Carell was joined by some familiar faces from The Office for a reunion and some reboot discussion during the Saturday, November 17, episode, which also featured musical guest Ella Mai.

Reboot, Please!

Right out of the gate, an audience member asked Carell during his monologue if he would ever reboot The Office. He quickly shot down the idea, but then his former castmates Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms and Ellie Kemper showed up to encourage him. Even the actor’s wife, Nancy Carell, who played Michael’s girlfriend Carol on the sitcom, and his kids, Elisabeth and John, stopped by to tell him to do it. Carell finally brought his costars onstage to say, “I am proud to announce officially that … we have a great show tonight,” as the Office theme song played.

RBG

Pete Davidson and Chris Redd rapped about their love for Ruth Bader Ginsburg after the Supreme Court Justice broke three ribs. The pair repeated, “Live Ginsburg, ride for Ginsburg,” while Kate McKinnon break-danced as her beloved saucier version of the lawmaker.

Dad, Is That You?!

Carell appeared to a high school dropout as a “hunky angel” who sang his version of Grease‘s “Beauty School Dropout.” The catch? One of the girls at the sleepover was his daughter, played by Aidy Bryant. The young girl chided her father for leaving the family to give advice to teenage girls. Carell’s wacky commitment to the deadbeat dad and Bryant’s delivery of various scolds made for a surprisingly laughable sketch.

Big Baller

Kenan Thompson’s LaVar Ball brought his usual level of excitement to a “Weekend Update” segment. The father of Los Angeles Laker Lonzo Ball joked about everything from LeBron James having a restraining order against him to his other two sons, LiAngelo and LaMelo, playing basketball in his Lithuanian league.

Space Slipup

Frozen monkeys, frozen people, cats without faces … it all sounds terrifying. But when it’s actually stuffed animals, McKinnon beating her head against a glass window repeatedly without breaking and Carell’s NASA astronaut spiraling, it’s pretty random and hilarious.

Saturday Night Live airs on NBC Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET.

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‘This Is Us’ Recap: Jack and Rebecca Have Sex for the First Time

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Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson and Mandy Moore as Rebecca Pearson on ‘This Is Us.’ Ron Batzdorff/NBC

Jack and Rebecca took a major new step in their relationship during the Tuesday, November 13, episode of This Is Us, titled “Sometimes.” Zoe also opened up about abuse in her past.

On the Road

Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) set out for Los Angeles a week after meeting. Jack chose not to talk to Rebecca about his time in Vietnam or anything else, really. The two traveled across the country and grew closer every mile of the way. They slow-danced during one stop, where Jack revealed that he had never cried.

While staying in a motel along their journey, Rebecca climbed into Jack’s bed, and the pair had sex for the first time. They continued to sleep together throughout their trip, and Rebecca noticed Jack’s nightmares. But he continued to shut her down when she asked about the war. Rebecca wished to know more about Jack and knew she wanted to be where he was. He later confessed that he didn’t want to bring the war into their romance.

In California, Jack went to see the parents of a solider in his squad who was killed by a land mine. He took full responsibility for the death because he let his guard down, but the couple assured Jack it wasn’t his fault. Meanwhile, Rebecca visited the record label that had expressed interest in her, but they told her she was “Pittsburgh good.” Jack requested that she sing her song for him, and he cried as she sang about overcoming mistakes. Then, she told her new beau, “Let’s go home.”

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Melanie Liburd as Zoe and Justin Hartley as Kevin Pearson on ‘This Is Us.’ Ron Batzdorff/NBC

Good Dads and Bad Dads

Zoe (Melanie Liburd) and Kevin (Justin Hartley) made it to Vietnam, where they planned to go to the fishing village where Jack was stationed. Kevin discovered that the necklace his father gave him was a popular souvenir, which discouraged him.

Zoe told Kevin her father lived in China, and she didn’t want him to know she was nearby. When Kevin pressed her, she refused to elaborate. Zoe got sick, so the couple returned to the hotel.

Kevin admitted to Zoe that he was falling in love with her, and after she reciprocated, she told Kevin that her father sexually abused her as a child. Therefore, she shut him out of her life, even as he tried to make amends.

A Helping Hand?

Jack asked Nicky’s (Michael Angarano) commanding officer if he could take his brother back to his squad to straighten him out, but the leader told Jack it went against protocol to put siblings in the same outfit. The commanding officer later brought Nicky to Jack’s village and told him he had two weeks to work on Nicky, who expressed frustration that Jack didn’t just leave him in his own squad “to rot.”

This Is Us airs on NBC Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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‘Greenleaf’ Season 3, Episode 10 Recap: ”Facts Are Facts”

Oh my, my, my. After waiting a full, long mysterious week to find out who this daughter is that Lionel (Tim Reid) speaking of from last week’s episode, we still only have part of the answer. Yes, we know that he’s referring to Grace (Merle Dandridge). But, is he REALLY her father ? We may never know the answer because Lionel done up and died on us before this puzzle could be solved.

Not even Mae (Lynn Whitfield) is clear on whom Grace’s father really is. All she knows is that during a moment of weakness, while trying to get her groove back, she hooked up with Lionel and nine months later – BOOM, here’s Grace.

Is Lionel the father? Could be, could be not. Bishop James (Keith David) could be the father, too. Who knows? Where is Maury when you need him to come through with the results?

Mae is all ready and set to tell Grace that Lionel could be her father, and possibly the reason why she resents her so much but when he dies she decides to let that secret die right along with him. But Aaron (William H. Bryant Jr.), Lionel’s son, pops up at Grace’s office and shares some of his father’s last words with her.

After that brief encounter Grace goes straight to her mother, a woman of God, and asks the direct question “is Lionel my father?” Poor Mae doesn’t even have an answer for her, just simply “I don’t know.”

All of this paternity drama is going on in the midst of an FBI raid on both Calvary and Triumph.

The FBI came full force through the doors of both churches ready to seize everything that wasn’t tied down. Triumph and Calvary are being investigated for bank fraud, theft and embezzlement at the hands of Ms. Rochelle Cross (LeToya Luckett) Tasha (Asia’h Epperson) and Basie Skanks (Jason Dirden).

These three villains set the Greenleafs up nicely and all it took were tight-fitting, pencil skirts prancing by both of them to bring the church and the whole family down.

Even while the trickery is unfolding right in front of Bishop’s eyes, he still refuses to believe that Rochelle helped mastermind the whole thing. How could she set him up like this when she’s been the one helping him with his IRS scandal, and giving him the shoulder he needs to cry on?

Well, as it turns out, that whole crypto currency account business was a crypto scam.

With the help of Tasha, a dummy account opened in Bishop’s name is the same account that Tasha used to skim money from Jacob’s church and deposit into that same account. To make matters worse, Rochelle is playing dumb.

“What account?” “I never helped you invest any money.” “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

You have to admit that the girl is good. She’s even telling Grace that she and Bishop slept together and confessed their love for one another, knowing good and damn well that none of that ever happened.

 

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Midterms Recap: The New Black Congress Members Joining the Battle Against Trump

In a midterm election cycle marked by tight races and brutal contests, the Democrats emerged victorious in key races, capturing the majority of the House. However, history was not made in high-profile, competitive races for the governor’s mansions as Andrew Gillum in Florida and Benjamin Jealous in Maryland lost their bids to become the first African American chief executives of those states.  In one of the biggest battles of the election season, Democrat Stacey Abrams refused to concede to her Republican opponent Brian Kemp in the gubernatorial race in Georgia due to the fact that the contest is still too close to call.

With an estimated votes approaching 3.8 million, Kemp was just shy of 51%, but Abrams and her campaign maintain that there were enough outstanding ballots – notably, those that were absentee and mail-in ballots in heavily Democratic metro Atlanta counties, — to bring him below the majority threshold required for victory. In that scenario, it could trigger a runoff between the two. Throughout the Georgia race, there were allegations of voter suppression leveled at Kemp, the Secretary of State who oversees voter registration regulations. However, two federal rulings last week allowed roughly 3,000 naturalized U.S. citizens to vote in Tuesday’s elections and in addition, the state has been prevented from tossing out absentee ballots placed on hold due to Georgia’s “exact-match” law stipulating that personal information on voter applications must correspond to state databases. With a significant turnout from African Americans throughout the state – including during early voting — Abrams received 93% of that vote.

With approximately 114 million votes cast in U.S. House races in 2018 versus 83 million in 2014, according to estimates by The New York Times, strong black voter turnout — along with women, Latinos, millennials and new voters — proved to be a significant factor in key Democratic victories Barack Obama, who crisscrossed the nation to campaigns for Democratic candidates vying for Congress and the statehouse released a statement today on the Midterms’ outcome: “The Democrats’ success in flipping the House of Representatives, several governorships, and state legislatures will get the most attention. But even more important than what we won is how we won; by competing in places we haven’t been competitive in a long time, and by electing record numbers of women and young veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, a surge of minority candidates, and a host of outstanding young leaders. The more Americans vote, the more our elected leaders look like America.”

And Women’s March, an organization focused on empowerment, released this statement on the power of the female vote in terms of bringing greater diversity to political representation:

The #WomensWave that just took the House is flooding our country, electing the most diverse Congress in our nation’s history, and adding millions of formerly disenfranchised voters to the rolls. Candidates like Stacey Abrams inspired the nation. She continues to inspire, fighting for democracy and working to ensure that every single vote is counted. We elected the first two Muslim women to ever serve in Congress, Black women will make history representing Massachusetts and Connecticut, and two Latinas will make history representing Texas. And voters showed up to elect two Native women to Congress, a historic first that will help reshape the future for Indigenous people on a federal level.

The loss of the House represents a huge defeat for Donald Trump in which Democrats flipped seats in key districts in such states as Virginia, Florida, Texas, Colorado and Michigan, especially in urban and suburban areas.

The party fell short, however, in their takeover of the U.S. Senate, marked by a major loss in Texas: Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke was defeated in a nail-biting campaign to unseat Texas incumbent Ted Cruz, former GOP candidate for president in 2016. The Senate’s hold on red states like Indiana and Tennessee was largely due to the embrace of Trumpism – namely, supporting Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Justice and deriding the migrant caravan as a threat to national security. Democrat Mike Espy may still become the state’s first black U.S. Senator since Reconstruction though; Due to the fact that he and Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-White did not gain more than 50% of the vote in the special election, the two will face off in the Nov. 27 run-off.

By retaining control of the Senate, however, Trump can move forward on nomination and approval of federal judges and possibly Supreme Court justices, solidifying a conservative bench that can make rulings shaping a generation,

The African Americans Joining Congress

What does all of this mean? More partisan and ferocious political battles in a divided government. The Democrats control of the House will have a huge impact on the Trump, giving a branch of Congress oversight of an Administration that has operated unchecked. As such, Democrats will gain key chairmanships, including members of the Congressional Black Caucus like Rep. Maxine Waters and Rep. Elijah Cummings, who will take the reins of Financial Services and Oversight & Government Reform committees, respectively. With their renewed status, the Dems will most assuredly engage in investigations, use their subpoena power and very well pursue impeachment of the president if they gain an opening, possibly through the ongoing Mueller investigation.

African Americans joining the 116th Congress also plan to vigorously challenge Trump’s agenda. This group – a number of whom are young history makers and women – represent the pool of diverse candidates who beat establishment GOP politicians:

 

-Former Boston City Council Member Ayanna Pressley, 44, became the first African American Congresswoman in the state of Massachusetts. Now representing the 7th district – the only one in the state that’s composed of primarily minorities – Pressley paved her way to Congress with her Democratic primary victory over 10-term incumbent Michael Capuano, who has backed prominent black politicians like civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Massachusetts first black governor, Deval Patrick.

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Ayanna Pressley

-Schoolteacher Jahana Hayes, 45, emerged victorious in her campaign to become the first African American woman to represent Connecticut, defeating Republican Manny Santos in the state’s hotly-contested 5th district.

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Jahana Hayes

-One of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, Ilhan Omar, 35, will now assume the Minnesota seat previously held by Keith Ellison, the deputy Democratic National Committee Chair, who was elected the state’s Attorney General. Running on a platform that includes Medicare-for-all and free tuition, she handily won the seat. Rashida Tlaib was the other Muslim women who won in her bid for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District seat.

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Ilhan Omar

-A former adviser to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and registered nurse who never held office, Lauren Underwood scored an upset victory by defeating four-term Republican incumbent Randy Hultgren to win a seat in Congress from Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. Gaining donors outside the state, she also beat Hultgren in raising campaign funds: $ 4 million to $ 2 million.

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Lauren Underwood

After months of being attacked on his past career as a rapper, Antonio Delgado, 41, a Harvard-trained attorney and Rhodes scholar, campaigned in New York’s 19th District on expanding health care to win against GOP incumbent John Faso, who supported the Republican plan that discarded provisions for pre-existing conditions.

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Antonio Delgado

-Former NFL player and civil rights attorney Colin Allred, 35, changed Texas’s 32nd District from blue to red by giving the Dems a major victory in a battleground state: Unseating GOP Rep. Pete Sessions, a 22-year congressional veteran and powerful chairman of the House Rules Committee.

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Colin Allred

-Democrat Joe Neguse, an attorney and civic leader of Eritrean heritage, became the first black congressman from Colorado, when he defeated GOP challenger Peter Yu to represent the 2nd District that includes Boulder and Fort Collins. He won the seat vacated by Democrat Jared Polis, who was elected the first openly gay man to become governor in the nation.

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Joe Neguse

-In the race for Nevada’s 4th District, Steve Horsford, 45, clinched his return engagement to Congress beating Republican Cresent Hardy. Horsford previously served as the district’s congressman from 2013 -2015, having lost his bid for a second term in 2014 and declined to run in 2016.

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Steve Horsford

 

-The 29-year-old Bronx native and waitress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the first-time candidate who defeated Democrat Joe Crowley in the first primary challenge in 14 years. She is now the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Beyond those in congress, one who achieved a milestone in a statewide races vows to challenge Trump as well: Letitia James, now the first African American Attorney General for New York state, vows to use her position to investigate former real estate baron’s dealings.

The post Midterms Recap: The New Black Congress Members Joining the Battle Against Trump appeared first on Black Enterprise.

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Midterms Recap: The New Black Congress Members Joining the Battle Against Trump

In a midterm election cycle marked by tight races and brutal contests, the Democrats emerged victorious in key races, capturing the majority of the House. However, history was not made in high-profile, competitive races for the governor’s mansions as Andrew Gillum in Florida and Benjamin Jealous in Maryland lost their bids to become the first African American chief executives of those states.  In one of the biggest battles of the election season, Democrat Stacey Abrams refused to concede to her Republican opponent Brian Kemp in the gubernatorial race in Georgia due to the fact that the contest is still too close to call.

With an estimated votes approaching 3.8 million, Kemp was just shy of 51%, but Abrams and her campaign maintain that there were enough outstanding ballots – notably, those that were absentee and mail-in ballots in heavily Democratic metro Atlanta counties, — to bring him below the majority threshold required for victory. In that scenario, it could trigger a runoff between the two. Throughout the Georgia race, there were allegations of voter suppression leveled at Kemp, the Secretary of State who oversees voter registration regulations. However, two federal rulings last week allowed roughly 3,000 naturalized U.S. citizens to vote in Tuesday’s elections and in addition, the state has been prevented from tossing out absentee ballots placed on hold due to Georgia’s “exact-match” law stipulating that personal information on voter applications must correspond to state databases. With a significant turnout from African Americans throughout the state – including during early voting — Abrams received 93% of that vote.

With approximately 114 million votes cast in U.S. House races in 2018 versus 83 million in 2014, according to estimates by The New York Times, strong black voter turnout — along with women, Latinos, millennials and new voters — proved to be a significant factor in key Democratic victories Barack Obama, who crisscrossed the nation to campaigns for Democratic candidates vying for Congress and the statehouse released a statement today on the Midterms’ outcome: “The Democrats’ success in flipping the House of Representatives, several governorships, and state legislatures will get the most attention. But even more important than what we won is how we won; by competing in places we haven’t been competitive in a long time, and by electing record numbers of women and young veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, a surge of minority candidates, and a host of outstanding young leaders. The more Americans vote, the more our elected leaders look like America.”

And Women’s March, an organization focused on empowerment, released this statement on the power of the female vote in terms of bringing greater diversity to political representation:

The #WomensWave that just took the House is flooding our country, electing the most diverse Congress in our nation’s history, and adding millions of formerly disenfranchised voters to the rolls. Candidates like Stacey Abrams inspired the nation. She continues to inspire, fighting for democracy and working to ensure that every single vote is counted. We elected the first two Muslim women to ever serve in Congress, Black women will make history representing Massachusetts and Connecticut, and two Latinas will make history representing Texas. And voters showed up to elect two Native women to Congress, a historic first that will help reshape the future for Indigenous people on a federal level.

The loss of the House represents a huge defeat for Donald Trump in which Democrats flipped seats in key districts in such states as Virginia, Florida, Texas, Colorado and Michigan, especially in urban and suburban areas.

The party fell short, however, in their takeover of the U.S. Senate, marked by a major loss in Texas: Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke was defeated in a nail-biting campaign to unseat Texas incumbent Ted Cruz, former GOP candidate for president in 2016. The Senate’s hold on red states like Indiana and Tennessee was largely due to the embrace of Trumpism – namely, supporting Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Justice and deriding the migrant caravan as a threat to national security. Democrat Mike Espy may still become the state’s first black U.S. Senator since Reconstruction though; Due to the fact that he and Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-White did not gain more than 50% of the vote in the special election, the two will face off in the Nov. 27 run-off.

By retaining control of the Senate, however, Trump can move forward on nomination and approval of federal judges and possibly Supreme Court justices, solidifying a conservative bench that can make rulings shaping a generation,

The African Americans Joining Congress

What does all of this mean? More partisan and ferocious political battles in a divided government. The Democrats control of the House will have a huge impact on the Trump, giving a branch of Congress oversight of an Administration that has operated unchecked. As such, Democrats will gain key chairmanships, including members of the Congressional Black Caucus like Rep. Maxine Waters and Rep. Elijah Cummings, who will take the reins of Financial Services and Oversight & Government Reform committees, respectively. With their renewed status, the Dems will most assuredly engage in investigations, use their subpoena power and very well pursue impeachment of the president if they gain an opening, possibly through the ongoing Mueller investigation.

African Americans joining the 116th Congress also plan to vigorously challenge Trump’s agenda. This group – a number of whom are young history makers and women – represent the pool of diverse candidates who beat establishment GOP politicians:

 

-Former Boston City Council Member Ayanna Pressley, 44, became the first African American Congresswoman in the state of Massachusetts. Now representing the 7th district – the only one in the state that’s composed of primarily minorities – Pressley paved her way to Congress with her Democratic primary victory over 10-term incumbent Michael Capuano, who has backed prominent black politicians like civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Massachusetts first black governor, Deval Patrick.

black congress, midterms

Ayanna Pressley

-Schoolteacher Jahana Hayes, 45, emerged victorious in her campaign to become the first African American woman to represent Connecticut, defeating Republican Manny Santos in the state’s hotly-contested 5th district.

black congress, midterms

Jahana Hayes

-One of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, Ilhan Omar, 35, will now assume the Minnesota seat previously held by Keith Ellison, the deputy Democratic National Committee Chair, who was elected the state’s Attorney General. Running on a platform that includes Medicare-for-all and free tuition, she handily won the seat. Rashida Tlaib was the other Muslim women who won in her bid for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District seat.

black congress, midterms

Ilhan Omar

-A former adviser to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and registered nurse who never held office, Lauren Underwood scored an upset victory by defeating four-term Republican incumbent Randy Hultgren to win a seat in Congress from Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. Gaining donors outside the state, she also beat Hultgren in raising campaign funds: $ 4 million to $ 2 million.

black congress, midterms

Lauren Underwood

After months of being attacked on his past career as a rapper, Antonio Delgado, 41, a Harvard-trained attorney and Rhodes scholar, campaigned in New York’s 19th District on expanding health care to win against GOP incumbent John Faso, who supported the Republican plan that discarded provisions for pre-existing conditions.

black congress, midterms

Antonio Delgado

-Former NFL player and civil rights attorney Colin Allred, 35, changed Texas’s 32nd District from blue to red by giving the Dems a major victory in a battleground state: Unseating GOP Rep. Pete Sessions, a 22-year congressional veteran and powerful chairman of the House Rules Committee.

black congress, midterms

Colin Allred

-Democrat Joe Neguse, an attorney and civic leader of Eritrean heritage, became the first black congressman from Colorado, when he defeated GOP challenger Peter Yu to represent the 2nd District that includes Boulder and Fort Collins. He won the seat vacated by Democrat Jared Polis, who was elected the first openly gay man to become governor in the nation.

black congress, midterms

Joe Neguse

-In the race for Nevada’s 4th District, Steve Horsford, 45, clinched his return engagement to Congress beating Republican Cresent Hardy. Horsford previously served as the district’s congressman from 2013 -2015, having lost his bid for a second term in 2014 and declined to run in 2016.

black congress, midterms

Steve Horsford

 

-The 29-year-old Bronx native and waitress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the first-time candidate who defeated Democrat Joe Crowley in the first primary challenge in 14 years. She is now the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress.

black congress, midterms

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Beyond those in congress, one who achieved a milestone in a statewide races vows to challenge Trump as well: Letitia James, now the first African American Attorney General for New York state, vows to use her position to investigate former real estate baron’s dealings.

The post Midterms Recap: The New Black Congress Members Joining the Battle Against Trump appeared first on Black Enterprise.

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‘KUWTK’ Recap: Pregnant Khloe Learns of Tristan’s Cheating

The scandal of the century erupted on the Sunday, November 4, episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians as Khloé Kardashian went into labor shortly after hearing about Tristan Thompson‘s cheating.

The episode began with a calm moment of ignorant bliss. “Tristan is on the road,” said a very pregnant Khloé while filming herself bouncing on a birthing ball in her and Tristan’s Cleveland home. She later added, “All I do is sit on this birthing ball.” Her final days of pregnancy appeared serene up until the news broke of Tristan’s infidelity.

“There’s a video of Tristan making out with a girl last night. I know Khloé’s gonna die,” uttered Kim Kardashian, who received a text with the news while filming for Keeping Up. In a testimonial, Kourtney Kardashian admitted, “This is really shocking and obviously heartbreaking. The whole thing makes me disgusted.” When Kendall Jenner received word, she angrily commented that Tristan was an “idiot.”

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Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian celebrate his Birthday at Beauty & Essex on March 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Remy Martin

Kylie Broke the News to Khloé

Khloé eventually discovered the news of her baby daddy’s affair from Kylie Jenner. The Kylie Cosmetics mogul admitted, “No one had the courage to tell Khloé because she was days away from giving birth,” adding, “I’m the one who told Khloé. … She should hear from one of us versus on the internet.”

Khloe Tried to Give Birth in L.A.

Later, while on the phone with Khloé, Kim asked her sister if she wanted to come back to L.A. for the birth of her daughter, True Thompson. Khloé admitted that she indeed did want to leave Cleveland, adding pragmatically, “I need to figure that out. … I need to ask if I can travel.” In a panic, Khloé then told Kim over the phone, “I can’t be calm. Not right now.”

Khloé Kicked Tristan Out

It was later revealed, via a text to Kendall, that Khloé had booted Tristan out of their shared home. As if the current situation wasn’t bad enough, Kim then implied that Tristan’s cheating had gone far beyond just one instance. Kim told mom Kris Jenner, “So many more stories came out. So many friends are calling me with so many more things.”

Quickly after the news broke, Kris discovered that Khloé was in labor. Upon receiving the news, the momager grabbed her purse, called Khloé’s doctor and hopped on a private plane headed to Cleveland. While on the phone with Kim, Khloé revealed her hopes for the birth saying, “Everyone wants me to make a decision right this second and I just want to go and give birth and try to enjoy this. … As crazy as that sounds I want to enjoy this with him. … I don’t want anyone to talk about it and make him uncomfortable and make me uncomfortable”

The episode concluded with Kim, Kourtney and Malika Haqq waiting for their private plane to Cleveland. Anxiously, Kourtney admitted, “It’s going to be hard to look at [Tristan] or be in the same room as him.” Kim added that she wanted to tell Tristan, “To be continued motherf–ker. It’s not over.”

The preview clip for next week’s episode included a shot of Kim venting about Tristan after she unfollowed him on Instagram. Kim revealed, “He said I’m trying to start stuff and I’m an instigator.”

Keeping Up With the Kardashians airs on E! Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.

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‘Legacies’ Premiere Recap: Hope Seeks Revenge Years After Klaus’ Death

Hope Mikaelson returned with a vengeance in the Thursday, October 25, series premiere of Legacies, a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals.

Like Father, Like Daughter

Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) seemed pretty well adjusted for a teenager whose parents, Klaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall, both died before she graduated high school, much like Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev). Confident in her powers, Hope teamed up with Alaric (Matt Davis) to save a young werewolf named Rafael (Peyton Alex Smith) from an attempted exorcism. There, she ran into Landon (Aria Shahghasemi), the former Mystic Falls resident she had a crush on before he moved away.

Hope, headmaster Alaric, Landon and Rafael traveled to Salvatore Boarding School in Mystic Falls after the rescue. Hope and Alaric filled Landon in on the magical goings-on at the school with the intention of getting information about Rafael, his foster brother, and then compelling him to forget. When compulsion didn’t work, Alaric locked Landon in the cellar until what he assumed was vervain passed through his system. In the meantime, Rafael broke him out, and Landon bonded with Hope over her losses and her unwillingness to make friends or get close to anyone because of her past. The two even kissed.

The next morning, Landon asked Alaric if he could stay at the school since he had no home, but the headmaster denied his request. So Landon pretended the compulsion worked (Alaric noted that since it didn’t, Landon must be a supernatural being), stole a magical knife and left.

Alaric, thinking Landon was going to tell the world about the school, alerted Hope, but she was in denial. As she tracked Landon using dark magic, the knife began glowing. Alaric and Hope — with some help from Sheriff Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig) — later discovered the bus Landon was traveling on and everyone else on it was incinerated, while Hope vowed to be the villain of Landon’s story since he turned out to not be the hero of hers.

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Jenny Body appearing in the Legacies’ episode “This is the Part Where You Run” Quantrell Colbert/The CW

Where in the World Is Caroline Forbes?

Caroline (Candice King), who ran Salvatore Boarding School alongside Alaric on The Originals, was not seen or mentioned during the premiere. However, the pair’s daughters, Josie (Kaylee Bryant) and Lizzie (Jenny Boyd), were front and center and both somewhat disturbed.

Josie was nursing a broken heart over her ex Penelope (Lulu Antariksa). She lashed out after she caught Penelope kissing her friend MG (Quincy Fouse). Josie later seemed to set her sights on Rafael.

Meanwhile, Lizzie, who believed herself to be broken, also took an interest in Rafael and destroyed the school kitchen with magical fury when he rejected her. She also complained about all the time her father spent training Hope one-on-one.

Legacies airs on The CW Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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‘Greenleaf’ Season 3, Episode 9 Recap:  ”Things Fall Apart”

Okay, so there’s really not a lot going on in this episode. If you’re looking for a pick up from where we left off with last week’s episode, you won’t find it here.

Not only do we not see someone snatch Zora up by her collar and shake some sense into her, we don’t see her at all in this episode.

Nope, this one is all about Bishop (Keith James)! He’s feeling vulnerable and old (no shade).

The divorce papers have been delivered just as he’s preparing for his silver jubilee service and they have his head spinning. He doesn’t know if he wants to sign them and be done with it or hold off for a while just to see what could be.

It’s like those Facebook relationship statuses that read – “it’s complicated”.

Meanwhile he’s still staying with his good friend Percy (Richard Gant) who apparently has “in-home” services provided once a week from random women he’s paying to spend time with.

After one of those in-home services, Bishop returns to Percy’s home and walks into the kitchen where he finds a woman by the name of Teresa, dressed in a skin tight, provocative dress. In a round-about way she offers her services to Bishop and he politely declines.

After this encounter Bishop has a conversation with Percy where Percy reveals he’s envious of Bishop and what he has going on with Rochelle (Letoya Luckett).

She’s a young, attractive woman who wants Bishop with no payments involved….yet, but Bishop continues to give her the cold shoulder.

This conversation gets Bishop thinking about what a woman like Rochelle might really want with him. So, he asks her. He wants to know her angle.

Why does someone like you love someone like me? It’s a valid question, especially with Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield) and Grace (Merle Dandridge) constantly in his ear about how much they don’t trust her.

In true Rochelle fashion she answers with a couple of manipulative tears shed while she tells him that she’s tired of being suspected of being up to no good.

She tells him to check his account status that she helped him set up to get out of the IRS debt He checks it and sees that he’s already doubled the money he’s invested with her. After that, he promises to never doubt or question her intentions again.

He’s also trying to be a goof granddad to the one granddaughter he might be able to help. He goes to Sophia (Desiree Ross) to provide some comforting words of wisdom in her time of displacement.

Bishop asks Sophia to show up in church on Sunday and she does. But, her attendance still doesn’t change the fact that she feels completely disconnected from God.

Bishop also carves out the time to visit with Charity and baby Nathan. He can see something’s troubling Charity so he talks with her and finds out that she’s jealous of Kevin (Tye White) and Aaron’s (Aaron Geoffries) relationship. They’re making plans to be together indefinitely and she’s still searching for her happy ending.

Bishop also makes amends with his old friend Lionel (Tim Reid), Aaron’s father, after finding out he’s dying of pancreatic cancer. He goes to visit with Lionel at what looks to be some sort of assisted living or hospice facility. Lionel apologizes to Bishop for his affair with Mae and Bishop accepts his apology.

In the end, Bishop signs the divorce papers and brings the documents directly to Mae’s office where she signs them too. The papers will be mailed to Bishop’s attorney and… who knows where they go from here. But, I have a strange feeling that Bishop’s future plans will include a lot more of Rochelle.

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‘Walking Dead’ Recap: Tempers Flare as Alliances Begin to Crumble (SPOILERS)

SPOILER ALERT: Do not keep reading if you have not seen Episode 3 of Season 9 of “The Walking Dead,” titled “Warning Signs” “The Walking Dead” continued it’s strong forward momentum in Season 9, with this week’s episode continuing to show the deterioration of the fragile alliance that has been forged. The episode opens with Justin […]

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‘This Is Us’ Recap: Jack Enlists in the War to Help His Brother

A major missing piece of Jack’s story was revealed as the Pearson patriarch enlisted in the war and viewers met the adult version of his brother, Nicky, for the first time during the Tuesday, October 16, episode of This Is Us, titled “Vietnam.”

Sergeant Pearson

Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) was a staff sergeant in the Vietnam War in 1971 when the episode opened. His troop was ambushed one night, with some dying and another man (Mo McRae) — the Mr. Robinson who Kevin (Justin Hartley) reached out to in a previous episode — losing his foot to a land mine. Robinson was the one who taught Jack the move he often used on his kids in tough moments: holding their faces in his hands as he reminded them to breathe.

After the assault, Jack and his squad were given a lighter detail, at which time he asked his commanding officer if he could visit his brother (Michael Angarano), who was stationed nearby. Jack made his way to Nicky, and they were standing face to face at the end of the hour.

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THIS IS US — “Vietnam” Episode 305 — Pictured: Michael Angarano as Nicky Ron Batzdorff/NBC

Brothers in Arms

In flashbacks, we learned why Jack enlisted in the war in the first place. When Nicky was born in 1948, Jack’s father (Peter Onorati) told the elder sibling his only job was to look out for his little brother. Jack took that to heart, protecting him from their abusive father — who was seemingly mistreated by his own dad — and earning the nickname “Superman.”

Jack was exempt from the draft because of an irregular heartbeat, but Nicky was sure his birthday would be called in December 1969. When it was, Jack immediately suggested that his brother flee to Canada. As he and Jack headed to the border, Nicky noted how disappointed their dad would be if he avoided the service, and he wondered what was next for him.

Jack and Nicky got a hotel room nearby and decided the youngest Pearson would cross the border the next morning. However, when Jack awoke, his brother was gone, and he had left a note saying it was his turn to save the day.

Nicky, who was taking pills and drinking heavily, later sent a desperate letter home to his family explaining that he was in trouble for endangering himself and his fellow soldiers. He told them he was going to die in Vietnam, but he wanted to do it on his own terms. Jack, who was able to hide his irregular heartbeat, then chose to enlist because he wanted to be in the same place as his brother.

This Is Us airs on NBC Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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‘90 Day Fiance Recap: Jesse and Darcey Endure Nasty Breakup

While several couples got engaged during the Sunday, September 30, episode of 90 Day Fiancé: Before 90 Days, Jesse and Darcey had an explosive break up that was full of name calling and drama. The two didn’t even attempt to be civil, and apparently it all had to go down in the back of an Uber. Catch up on what you might have missed during this week’s episode below!

Jesse Broke Darcey’s Heart

Jesse went to New York as he felt it was time to end things with Darcey for good. She was optimistic about meeting him and thought her boyfriend was only coming to America in the name of love.

“The way this relationship has been going, I don’t know exactly why he’s here. I just hope it’s to work things out,” Darcey said. “He wouldn’t come all this way if he didn’t truly love me.”

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Darcey and Jesse TLC

When the two got in an Uber to head to the hotel, all hell broke loose. They started screaming at one another because Jesse found out that Darcey was arrested for hitting her sister and never told him. He also added that she needed to “get therapy for (her) alcoholism.” Darcey stormed out of the car.

“You don’t love me. You never did, you liar,” she screamed on her way out. “Get out of my life.”

Rachel Confronts Jon About His Exes

Rachel and her baby headed to England to be with Jon before their big wedding day. What should have been a happy time turned sour after she discovered Jon was corresponding with one of his exes over social media and voiced her concerns. Apparently Jon told his ex that he had loved her in the past, which really hurt Rachel the most.

“It was like I was stabbed with a knife, and when I saw the world ‘love,’ the knife twisted,” she said. Jon tried to clear things up by saying he was telling his ex about his great relationship and needed to apologize for breaking her heart.

“I am ashamed of the person I was,” Jon said.

Angela and Michael Double Propose

Angela wasn’t sure if she was going to propose to Michael before leaving Nigeria. She was scared of being hurt and admitted she didn’t fully trust him.

Eventually, when Michael told her that he wanted to be with her and he knew what he was getting himself into, she gave him a ring and an American flag. He was over the moon, and then to Angela’s surprise, he pulled out a ring for her.

“It’s the best day of my life,” Michael said. “Donald Trump, I’m coming to see you.” That’s an unusual way to celebrate an engagement, but good for them!

Ricky Risks His Life For Ximena

Ximena was still heartbroken that the real reason Ricky came to Columbia was for another woman, but she was trying to forgive him. She decided that the only way she would get closure about the situation was if he jumped into a freezing cold lake. Also important to note: Ricky doesn’t know how to swim.

“For Ricky to regain my trust if he wants, he will have to show me,” Ximena said. So, Ricky jumped and the crew had to help him get off the dock. Ximena was pleased, and it eventually led to Ricky giving her a ring to prove his love was real.

“If I have my life with you, I have to tell you everything,” he said on one knee. “Do you want to be my wife?”

She accepted so it seems like her devilish request actually helped their relationship.

Karine and Paul Lose Their Baby

This episode, Karine decided not to divorce Paul so they could raise their child in a loving home. Paul was excited that she wasn’t leaving him, but it also made him a little nervous about being a dad.

“Now that we’re back together, the reality is really starting to sink in,” Paul said.

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During the episode, Karine was experiencing some complications and had to see a doctor. During the appointment, Karine learned she has miscarried about a week prior. The couple were completely curshed.
“I was praying for him to be OK but it wasn’t like that,” Karine said. “It was unexpected for me to find out he wasn’t OK.”

Tarik Proposes To Hazel

Tarik and Hazel’s final days in the Philippines were rocky. Tarik told Hazel that the mother of his daughter doesn’t know about her relationship because of their tumultuous past, and Hazel told her boyfriend that her sister, whom he had never met, didn’t like him. Hazel’s sister had also advised her to marry a Japanese man instead.

“I definitely love you and I don’t care what anybody says,” Tarik said.

On the final day, the two reconciled and Tarik proposed to Hazel by playing her a rap he wrote about her. Hazel took so long to come up with a response to the question that it led to the most awkward silence ever.

“She took a long time,” he said, and turned to Hazel. “Why did you take so long?”

90 Day Fiancé: Before 90 Days airs Sundays on TLC at 8 p.m. ET.

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