The Voice Recap: Team Shakira Evades Double Disaster (4/22/14)

The first live elimination on The Voice will always be the most heart-breaking episode for any artist in any season. Imagine getting through all the filtering stages and suddenly faltering when the public votes are factored in. This sentiment is validated when T.J. Wilkins (Team Usher) and two of Shakira’s artists (Dani Moz and Tess Boyer, center and right on photo in this recap) ended up in the bottom three. Shakira had the worst night, having had to contend with the possibility of losing two artists on the same night. Shakira has the Twitter instant save mechanism to thank as…

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show Recap: Ellen Pompeo Loves Having 2 Sets of Viewers (4/22/14)

Ellen Pompeo and Phillip Phillips guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show‘s Earth Day episode. Pompeo says that she knows of a 13-year-old who’s starting to watch Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix. Grey’s has had 10 seasons. Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey have signed up for 2 more seasons. And: Ellen says that she accidentally walked into Mexico. Monologue DeGeneres jokes that since it’s Earth Day, she’s recycling–her monologue from Season 2. She says that she tries not to step on carbon, so she doesn’t leave a footprint. Earth Day Everyone in the audience gets seventh generation chemical-free cleaning products. Before that, Ellen gives a…

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Judge Judy Recap: 5-Year Tenant Gets $519 of Security Deposit (4/22/14)

Judge Judy Sheindlin awards $519 security deposit on Amy Hansen(photo)’s counterclaim, the difference between her $2,250 deposit and the $1,731 which she owes Former Landlord Saeed Kanwar for rent and damages. The judge also awards $650 to Diane Comres for the balance of her loan to former friend Cynthia Bryant. Rent Civil Engineering Tech Saeed Kanwar, 34, sues Amy of Eagan, MN, for $5,000, for non-payment of rent and property damage. Amy countersues Saeed for 4x her security deposit because of a statute on returning it within 30 days. The judge asks her if she has a right to 4x the…

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Dr. Phil Recap: Forgive Mom Who Abandoned Daughters (4/22/14)

On Dr. Phil, Troy Dunn tells Letty that 25 is too early to write off her family. Dr. Phil provides professional help for Letty, sister Francesca and their formerly drug-addicted mom who had abandoned them as babies, Stephanie (photo). Stephanie had smoked methamphetamine while pregnant with Francesca, which gave Francesca liver disease, kidney disease, hormonal imbalance, ovarian failure, anorexia and intellectual disabilities. Stephanie had abandoned her daughters Letty and Francesca, who had been bounced around in the foster system. “Eventually,” Dr. Phil tells us, “they were ripped apart from each other.” Letty, who is older than Francesca, says that she blames only their…

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Dancing with the Stars Recap 4/21/14: Meryl Gets Perfect Score; Drew Out

Drew & Cheryl leave Dancing with the Stars‘ Party Anthem night after getting the lowest votes and judges’ scores combined last week. In jeopardy were Danica & Val and Candace & Mark. Meryl & Maks topped tonight’s leaderboard with a perfect score. LMFAO’s Redfoo guest judges and performs. NeNe & Tony NeNe gets a 33 for what Redfoo calls a “hot” routine. A viewer tweets, “I loved that @NeNeLeakes & Tony Dovolani incorporated NeNe’s husband in the dance!” Jeopardy In jeopardy this week were Candace & Mark, Danice & Val, and Drew & Cheryl. Candace & Mark get a 32 for their Cha-Cha-Cha…

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