• It's a very happy Thanksgiving for "The Biggest Loser" trainer Bob Harper and contestant Bobby Saleem. Both men opened up about their sexuality in last night's moving episode. And the response online has been powerful.

    There was nary a dry eye in the viewership when Harper chose to talk about his sexual identity as a means to inspire struggling Saleem. Saleem came out on "The Biggest Loser" but had reservations about disclosing his sexuality to his father. Harper wanted to give Saleem support during this difficult time.

    [Related: Did 'Biggest Loser's' Jillian Michaels Go Too Far With Caffeine Pills?]

    In a confessional, Harper said that he hasn't talked about his sexuality on the show yet. "And now, meeting Bobby, I really do believe this is the right time," he said. "I want to show Bobby that he doesn't have to live in shame."

    Harper was direct and strong in his sit-down with Saleem. "I'm gay. I knew a very long time ago that I was gay," said Harper. "When I came out ― when I was 17

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  • Mindy Kaling and James Franco on "The Mindy Project." (FOX)

    Let's be honest: no matter how jaded we are, TV guest appearances still get us psyched. Last year, "New Girl" saw guest stars Rob Reiner and Jamie Lee Curtis appear as Jess's (Zooey Deschanel) parents, while this season, the show will welcome Adam Brody as a potential love interest for Jess/competition for Nick Miller (Jake Johnson).

    Meanwhile, the current season of "The Mindy Project" has practically been defined by guest stars like James Franco and Adam Palley (of "Happy Endings") -- which, as Defamer recently pointed out, seems to prevent any real growth of permanent characters.

    So, when do guest stars become too much of a good thing?

    As most of us know, guest stars are usually used to drum up ratings. If they're popular (like James Franco), viewers tune in to see what the actor will do in a new setting, while if they're veterans (like Reiner and Curtis), longtime fans will watch the show to support them. Novelties (like Adam Brody, a.k.a. "The O.C.'s" Seth Cohen), are perfect for

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  • Alex Baldwin's show on MSNBC lasted just give episodes.

    Alec Baldwin has been fired by MSNBC.

    MSNBC and Alec Baldwin have ended their short and tumultuous relationship, with the acclaimed actor being fired after just five episodes of his program, “Up Late With Alec Baldwin.”

    "We are jointly confirming that UP LATE will not continue on MSNBC,” read a joint statement from MSNBC and Matthew Hiltzik, a representative for Baldwin.

    The New York Post, which was first to report the news, quotes a source at MSNBC who told the paper, “The decision has been made. He’s gone. The [parent company] Comcast guys have decided. Word is spreading through the building.”

    Baldwin came under fire in early November after a paparazzo posted video of the actor allegedly using homophobic slurs against the photographer.

    On Nov. 16, MSNBC officially suspended Baldwin for two weeks. At the time, Baldwin said it was unclear if he would return to the network.

    It was the most recent outburst in a series of offensive, seemingly anti-gay remarks from Baldwin. The Academy

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  • An American Might Win ‘Arabs’ Got Talent’

    A sweet-voiced, instrument-strumming, classically-trained singer from Boston wows the judges and audiences of a reality competition on television. Sounds like "America's Got Talent" — but it isn't.

    It's "Arabs' Got Talent."

    In a surprising turn of events, Jennifer Grout, a 23-year-old white woman who doesn't speak much Arabic has made the finals of the Middle Eastern version of the popular reality show.

    Grout stunned judges when she sang "Baeed Annak" ("Away From You") in Arabic, accompanying herself on a lute-like instrument called an oud — all this despite not understanding the phrase "What's your name?" Many are comparing her to Susan Boyle, a performer who seemed an unlikely star until she opened her mouth on "America's Got Talent."

    "The first performance, nobody really took me seriously before I went on stage, just an American girl singing Arabic," she told ABC News. "About 30 seconds into it, I think everybody was very surprised. I felt really proud, because the audience went

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  • SPOILER ALERT: This recap reveals the winner of "Dancing With the Stars" Season 17.

    We have a winner! On Tuesday's "Dancing With the Stars" finale, there was a double shot of dance as the final three couples — Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff, Amber Riley and Derek Hough, and Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke — meshed two dance styles together to create a trio of unique routines for their final performances of the season.

    After Monday night's perfect-scoring freestyle dances, the last couples standing took on the "24 Hour Fusion Challenge" for finale night, fusing wacky combos like the Cha Cha-Foxtrot and the Samba-Quickstep, before this season's winner was announced. Riley and Hough scored a perfect 30 for their fusion dance, while the other two couples scored 27 points each.

    So, after all of that fusion confusion, who's the proud owner of that blinged-out mirrorball trophy?That would be Riley and her pro partner Hough. (Yep, you counted right — that's five mirrorball wins for Hough.)

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  • FOX

    Warning: This post contains spoilers for the Nov. 24 episode of "Family Guy."

    One of the most prominent characters on "Family Guy" was killed off on Sunday night's episode, in a move that was certain to shock plenty of fans.

    Yes, it's true: Brian the dog is no more.

    In an episode entitled "Life of Brian," the Griffins' beloved pet was killed after being hit by a car. Brian will reportedly be replaced by a new dog named Vinnie, who will be voiced by Tony Sirico.

    In a new

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  • Three men of the "Duck Dynasty" empire — Phil Robertson, Jep Robertson, and Reed Robertson — opened up about their paths to Jesus for a 30-minute documentary on IamSecond.com. "Dynasty" matriarch Kay Robertson also contributes and gets teary-eyed more than a few times. She recalls telling A&E that her family was not going to fake any fights for the cameras. And they certainly didn't pull any punches in this moving, intimate documentary.

    [Related: 9 Ways the 'Duck Dynasty' Family Is Conquering the World]

    Phil Robertson

    Life Before Jesus: Phil compares growing up poor in the 1950s to growing up in the 1850s. His family had a log cabin house, no indoor plumbing, no Coca Cola. He met Miss Kay when she was just 14 years old. They married when he was 17 and when Kay was 16 and started a family while Phil was at Louisiana Tech on a football scholarship.

    Kay noticed a change in her young husband when he started spending more time with the football team. As their family expanded, Phil was happy

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  • Chandler and Monica got married in a 2001 'Friends' episode. (Warner Bros. Entertainment)Of all the memorable moments on "Friends," one of the most shocking, OMG, did-not-see-that-coming scenes was during the Season 4 finale, when Monica popped out from under the covers of Chandler's bed in London.

    That hook-up began their long romance, which ended with the two of them married, adoptive parents of twin babies, and set to move to suburbia.

    But just how did Monica and Chandler get together? Was their pairing the intention of "Friends" producers from the beginning?

    No.

    As former executive producer Scott Silvestri (who co-wrote that London episode) tells Vulture, discussion about a potential Monica/Chandler pairing didn't heat up until he and writer Shana Goldberg-Meehan (Silvestri’s future wife) came on board in Season 3.

    The idea had been "kicking around," he says, mostly due to the chemistry between Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry. But the writers were feeling “relationship ennui" after the epic "will they/won't they" and "we were on a break" saga of Ross and Rachel.

    By Season 3,

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  • Citytv

    The time has come. After nearly two years without "The Bachelor Canada," the series' second season is officially in the works, with the show launching an open casting call beginning Dec. 2.

    And when Citytv says "open," they mean it. At the audition, men and women hoping to find their soulmate through the magic of reality television can head to the official "Bachelor Canada" Facebook page and upload their application. (Which they'll be directed to after "liking" the page itself.) On top of that, the production will begin a nationwide tour in January of which we'll have more details as weeks progress.

    "Following last season's successful fairytale ending for Brad and Bianka, 'The Bachelor Canada' has already proven itself to be a series with true heart," said Nataline Rodrigues, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media. "This season, we look forward to meeting even more of Canada's most vibrant men and women who are seeking the opportunity to find the love of a lifetime."

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  • How Monica and Chandler’s Romance Happened on ‘Friends’

    Chandler and Monica got married in a 2001 'Friends' episode. (Warner Bros. Entertainment)Of all the memorable moments on “Friends,” one of the most shocking, OMG, did-not-see-that-coming ones was during the Season 4 finale, when Monica popped out from under the covers of Chandler’s bed in London.

    That hook-up began their long romance, which ended with the two of them married, adoptive parents of twin babies, and set to move to suburbia.

    But just how did Monica and Chandler get together? Was their pairing the intention of “Friends” producers from the beginning?

    No.

    As former executive producer Scott Silvestri (who co-wrote that London episode) tells Vulture, discussion about a potential Monica/Chandler pairing didn’t heat up until he and writer Shana Goldberg-Meehan (Silvestri’s future wife) came on board in Season 3.

    The idea had been “kicking around,” he says, mostly due to the chemistry between Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry. But the writers were feeling “relationship ennui” after the epic “will they/won’t they” and “we were on a break” saga of Ross and Rachel.

    By Season 3,

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