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Heather Salerno

Heather SalernoSpecial writer Heather Salerno covers arts, entertainment and pop culture for LoHud.com and The Journal News. Heather regularly posts on ABC's hit show "Lost," as well as other television-related news.

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Should you watch CBS’s The Good Wife?

September
22

Sarah Lawrence grad Julianna Margulies is back on regular TV in the new CBS drama, The Good Wife, which premieres tonight at 10 p.m. Her show wins the prize for the season’s timeliest premise: Margulies plays Alicia Florrick, who stands by her husband (Chris Noth) as he resigns as Illinois State’s Attorney amidst a sex [...]

Posted by Heather Salerno on September 22nd, 2009 | Post a Comment »

Mad Men, 30 Rock win big at Emmys

September
21

Mad Men and 30 Rock were the big winners at last night’s Emmy awards, scooping up the trophies for Best Drama and Best Comedy. But those shows didn’t sweep the ceremony: Mad Men didn’t pick up a single acting award, and in one of the night’s biggest surprises, Toni Collette (United States of Tara) beat [...]

Posted by Heather Salerno on September 21st, 2009 | 1 Comment »

Our Emmy predictions!

September
18

Are you up for TV’s biggest night on Sunday (8 p.m., CBS)? In the words of host Neil Patrick Harris’ alter ego – How I Met Your Mother’s Barney Stinson – it should be awesome. OK, awesome might be taking it too far. To be honest, the Emmys have been a bit of a snooze [...]

Posted by Heather Salerno on September 18th, 2009 | 1 Comment »

Should you watch NBC’s Community tonight?

September
17

In a nutshell: You betcha! Community’s a quirky little comedy that fits right in amongst NBC’s other Thursday night quirkfests: The Office and 30 Rock. (Sorry, I can’t muster up much enthusiasm for Parks and Recreation – at least not based on last season’s lackluster laughs.) It’s a little bit snarky, sure – but personally, [...]

Posted by Heather Salerno on September 17th, 2009 | 1 Comment »

Gossip Girl season premiere recap: Reversals of Fortune

September
15

My, oh my, didn’t it seem like ALL of our favorite Upper East Siders hooked up over the summer? Well, everyone except Dan. (Hey, his turn is coming after Georgina returns next week: Yes – whoops, my bad, SPOILER ALERT! – I said Dan and GEORGINA…) And Eric and Jenny didn’t hook up either, it [...]

Posted by Heather Salerno on September 15th, 2009 | 1 Comment »

John Schneider joins 90210 tonight

September
15

He was just a good ol’ boy when he was Bo Duke – not to mention the kindly Jonathan Kent (Smallville) and Marshall Bowman (The Secret Life of an American Teenager). But now John Schneider is playing a mean guy – Liam’s plastic surgeon stepfather – when he joins the cast of 90210 tonight. And [...]

Posted by Heather Salerno on September 15th, 2009 | 1 Comment »

Gossip Girl: They’re baaack…

September
14

Is Manhattan society shaking in its boots? Yes, the couture kids from Gossip Girl are back for a new season. But this time around – EEK! – they’re about to be college freshmen. But first, let’s catch up on everyone’s sure-to-be-scandal-packed vacations, shall we? Starting with what every GG fan is dying to know…is Bluck [...]

Posted by Heather Salerno on September 14th, 2009 | Post a Comment »

Whee! It’s Glee!

September
9

Tonight’s premiere is the official launch of Glee (at 9 p.m), and GLEEks everywhere couldn’t be more thrilled! Hey, I’m not jumping on any bandwagon here; I’ve been a card-carrying fan since the pilot aired last May. But I’ve seen tonight’s second episode, and honestly, it’s even better than the first. Tonight, the Glee club [...]

Posted by Heather Salerno on September 9th, 2009 | Post a Comment »

Cat Deeley chats about SYTYCD Season 6

September
9

The always fabulous Cat Deeley took some time to chat with reporters last week about the brand-new fall season of So You Think You Can Dance, which premieres tonight at 8 p.m. (It’s the L.A. auditions, baby, yeah!) Cat admitted to having some worries about SYTYCD debuting during the regular TV season, after having reaped [...]

Posted by Heather Salerno on September 9th, 2009 | Post a Comment »

Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry join American Idol’s judge rotation

September
2

Avril Lavigne will join the judges’ panel when American Idol gets to its callback episode in Hollywood, according to Entertainment Weekly. So will Katy Perry, who had been announced as a guest judge earlier in the audition process but never scheduled. Until now. So will the singer-songwriters be sweet or snide when critiquing Idol’s wannabes? [...]

Posted by Heather Salerno on September 2nd, 2009 | Post a Comment »

Are you the biggest GLEEk?

September
2

Have you downloaded the Glee pilot to your iPhone, just so you can watch whenever the feeling hits you? Do you prefer the Glee club version of “Don’t Stop Believin’” to Journey’s original? Do you religiously follow Lea Michele (Rachel) and Cory Monteith (Finn) on Twitter? Are you telling everyone you know to watch the [...]

Posted by Heather Salerno on September 2nd, 2009 | Post a Comment »

FOX offers ‘tweet-peats’ of Fringe and Glee

September
1

Fringe and Glee don’t premiere until later this month, but FOX has figured out a way to make repeats of these shows fun. The network offers reruns of Fringe’s shocking episode, “The Pattern,” on Thursday, and Glee’s pilot on Friday (both at 9 p.m.). As both shows air, actors and producers will send in tweets, [...]

Posted by Heather Salerno on September 1st, 2009 | Post a Comment »

American Idol’s next guest judge: Kristin Chenoweth

August
28

Boy, Kristin Chenoweth isn’t letting any grass grow under her petite feet. Not only is she up for an Emmy award next month for her role on the dearly departed Pushing Daisies, she’ll be the next celebrity guest judge on American Idol. Chenoweth – who’s also got a spot on FOX’s Glee coming up – [...]

Posted by Heather Salerno on August 28th, 2009 | Post a Comment »

Campbell Scott joins Damages

August
28

Campbell Scott just helped wrap up the first season of USA’s surprise summer hit, Royal Pains, as the weirdly charming Austrian gazillionaire, Boris. And now we hear he’s already moved on to another cable smash: FX’s Damages. (USA Network: David Giesbrecht) Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello is reporting that the South Salem native is joining the [...]

Posted by Heather Salerno on August 28th, 2009 | Post a Comment »

Chuck Bass switches sides on Gossip Girl

August
26

We all know Chuck Bass is a womanizer, womanizer, oh, a womanizer, baby. (Giovanni Rufino / The CW) But Entertainment Weekly was first to report that the Gossip Girl bad boy will be switching sides (temporarily) and kiss another man this season. Michael Ausiello’s spies say that Chuck’s smoochy partner isn’t one of the show’s [...]

Posted by Heather Salerno on August 26th, 2009 | Post a Comment »

American Idol’s latest guest judge: Neil Patrick Harris?!?

August
26

Hey, we’ll give props to Neil Patrick Harris until the cows come home: As his alter ego Barney Stinson might say, he’s legendary on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother. (Eric McCandless/FOX) But a guest judge on American Idol?!! E!’s sources at FOX say that NPH was indeed on the judge’s panel yesterday at the [...]

Posted by Heather Salerno on August 26th, 2009 | Post a Comment »

Yonkers family wins ‘Great American Road Trip’

August
25

The DiSalvatore family of Yonkers – Silvio, Amy and their teenage sons Mason and Blake – took home the grand prize in last night’s finale of NBC’s “Great American Road Trip.” (Seth Harrison/The Journal News ) They bested six other families who participated in the contest, tackling challenges at each stop along their Route 66 [...]

Posted by Heather Salerno on August 25th, 2009 | Post a Comment »

‘Lost’ spoiler: Who’s Lennon?

August
19

“Lost” is just days away from starting production in Hawaii on the final season, which means that casting news is starting to trickle out of the jungle. Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello got the scoop on a new recurring character named Lennon. They want an actor in his mid-30s to late 50s, who can play this [...]

Posted by Heather Salerno on August 19th, 2009 | Post a Comment »

Joe Jonas to help judge ‘American Idol’

August
19

Cover your ears, everyone! Joe Jonas has just been added to the roster of guest judges on “American Idol.” (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) According to multiple reports like this one, the middle Jonas brother is confirmed to appear at the Dallas auditions on Monday. He’s among the growing list of celebs – which includes Victoria Beckham, [...]

Posted by Heather Salerno on August 19th, 2009 | Post a Comment »

Vanessa’s mom cast on ‘Gossip Girl’

August
19

The “Gossip Girl” gurus have been searching for an actress to play the mother of renegade (and virtually useless) Vanessa. Now they’ve found her: New Rochelle’s Gina Torres. TVGuide.com reports that V’s mommy, named Gabriela Abrams, will be the warm and fuzzy type, unlike many of her friends’ parents. Yet V lives in Brooklyn and [...]

Posted by Heather Salerno on August 19th, 2009 | Post a Comment »

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