Food Network Star Recap: Downward Dip

“It’s time to go to a commercial break. Please come right back and hang out with us here at Food Network 4th of July Live.”

As far as throws to ad breaks go, that one doesn’t seem particularly noteworthy, does it? And yet it was enough to save Russell’s underperforming self — and result in the ouster of an early favorite — on the latest episode of Food Network Star. READ MORE

Paula Deen on Today: I Would Not Have Fired Me

Appearing on NBC’s Today this morning after backing out of her originally scheduled Friday drop-by, Paula Deen said that if she had stood in Food Network’s chef clogs, she would not have fired her amid recent accusations of being racist.

“Would I have fired me? Knowing me? No,” she told Matt Lauer …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

TVLine Items: Ferris Bueller Crashes Super Bowl, Modern Family Revokes a V-Card and More!

Anyone up for some new Ferris Bueller adventures? Anyone? Bueller?

Buzzy commercials to bow during Sunday’s Super Bowl are starting to trickle out, and fans of the aformentioned ’80s flick are finally getting that sequel they’ve oft longed for… well, kinda. In a spot for the …READ MORE & VIEW VIDEO

TVLine Items: True Blood's (Kind of) New Stud, Mad Men's Season 5 Premiere Title and More!

Sexy Brit Giles Matthey has booked a mysterious recurring role on the upcoming fifth season of True Blood.

The newcomer, whose sole acting credit is an episode of The Good Wife, will portray Claude, a fairy who in the Sookie Stackhouse novels is a distant cousin of the leading lady’s father. In the HBO adaptation, however, Claude will quickly set his sights on …READ MORE