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Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009 - Featured

* Top Chef : Las Vegas (10/9c Bravo ) The gourmets hammed it up last week, taking on pork-themed food and pairing it with vintage wine. But this was dining and whining, as catty dustups revolved around Robin and later the Voltaggio brothers, who are taking sibling rivalry to new heights. We now advance to tonight's supersize event (drum roll): the Restaurant Wars challenge. Here, the cooks must manage all matters of a restaurant, including serving, cooking and hosting. Top Chef Masters player Rick Moonen serves as the guest judge. * The New Adventures of Old Christine (8/7c CBS) Christine fills in as Matthew's receptionist and meets a handsome therapist (Eric McCormack) who shares the office space. Sparks fly, but neither one is certain whether to pursue therapy or romance. Considering this is Christine we're talking about, therapy might just be what the doctor ordered. It certainly wouldn't be a bad place to start. * America's Next Top Model (8/7c The CW ) Models not only must be physically striking but they must also be engaging in conversation, as the seven remaining ladies discover when they visit the set of The Insider entertainment magazine, where they meet 90210 star Jessica Lowndes and interview her. The lucky seven also sharpen their writing skills after they learn they must pen their own scripts for a cosmetics commercial. Kim Kardashian is this week's guest judge. * Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (9/8c NBC) ADA Alex Cabot makes her first appearance of the season this week, and she by no means gets to ease back into things when a child-rape case lands on her desk. The detectives deliver her a solid prime suspect, but he offers up a twist when he suggests a deal: In exchange for amnesty, he'll give up the leader of a large civil-rights group that supports child-adult sexual relationships. Rosie Perez guest starts as the mother of the little boy who was sexually assaulted. * Nip/Tuck (10/9c FX ) The boys aren't broke, but they are hurting financially, and they show it in different ways tonight. Christian has a business proposition for Kimber that involves selling himself (in one aspect, anyhow). And as for Sean, money woes are high on the list of things keeping him awake, as you might recall from last week's episode, which ended as he was overdosing on sleeping pills. He survives (no surprise there), but the incident certainly rattles Teddy (Rose McGowan). Source Here

Pics: Kim Kardashian and Jessica Lowndes on 'ANTM'

Kim Kardashian will get to judge who can commence to the next round on " America's Next Top Model " this week. The episode where the reality TV star is guest judging is airing on Wednesday, October 21 and how she sits well in the new role has been teased through several promo pics. The eighth episode will see the remaining girls putting their interviewing skills into test. Guest star Jessica Lowndes, whose pictures are also available, will be sitting on the other end to answer the questions from the contestants on the set of "The Insider". Also in the episode, the models are surprised to learn that they have to write their own script for their CoverGirl commercials. After Kara Vincent was eliminated last week, there are seven remaining girls in the competition. Victoria's Secret Angel Marisa Miller will also become a special guest on the episode airing November 4. Source & More Photos

America's Next Top Model: Sneak Peeks of "Interview 101" Model Meltdowns

This week on America's Next Top Model Cycle 13, the remaining 7 models have their toughest challenges yet: an interview challenge with 90210 star Jessica Lowndes, and a Covergirl commercial that will send one model into a major meltdown. After the jump, catch 2 sneak peeks of the episode, including the aaaaadorable Laura's "method acting" technique, and Erin's battle to keep her mascara intact. Don't forget to make your America's Next Top Model Fantasy TV picks before Wednesday! And catch me back here after the episode (8 PM on The CW ) with the episode recap, rankings, and more! Source & Preview

America's Next Top Model Latest Episode: Season 13, Episode 7 - 'Petite Ninja Warriors'

The girls get a Tyra mail which sends them over to Wilhelmina. Lauren Shiohama, a "petite" model (she's 5'7") gives the girls a task: Go to five go-sees in four hours. The catch is they will be driving through LA, and they have to navigate their way using a folding map. It is imperative that they return at 4:00PM and not a minute later. Watch & Discuss: Watch America's Next Top Model: Season 13, Episode 7 - 'Petite Ninja Warriors' Read America's Next Top Model's Review: Season 13, Episode 7 - 'Petite Ninja Warriors'

America's Next Top Model: Promos for This Week's "Petite Ninja Warriors"

Today on America's Next Top Model , the remaining 8 will be taught the art of ninja warrior combat and suspended from wires to display their skills... with varying results. How do I know this? Well, for starters, I've already seen the final elimination photos from this episode, and asked you to rank them. If you haven't done so already, and you're okay with being spoiled, head over to the photos and rank away! And be sure to make your America's Next Top Model Fantasy TV picks while you're at it. Second, I just watched these promo videos and webclips for Wednesday's episode, and while one particular model seems to be a barrel of sunshine and giggles as usual (it's Laura, of course), Mr. Jay Manuel did not have the nicest things to say about another mystery model... Who will live by the sword and die by the sword this week? Tune in to The CW at 8 PM on Wednesday to find out! Source & Preview

Interview: Ashley Howard of 'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 13

America's Next Top Model contestant Ashley Howard has perhaps one of the most bizarre (and lucky) reality TV casting stories of all time: all it took was one glance from Tyra Banks during a taping of The Tyra Show, and Ashley earned herself an appointment to try out for the special short models season of America's Next Top Model. Once in the house, as we saw in weeks past, Ashley ran into problems both on and off camera. As the competition heated up and tensions in the house rose, her dancing background (and lack of modeling experience) began to catch up with her, and after Tyra sent Ashley home for not yet being able to harness her dancer's body in the right way for modeling. I had a chance to chat with Ashley this morning about her unique casting experience, how she felt about her portrayal as a "mean girl" in the house, whether she will continue modeling, and more! Check out the full audio and transcript after the jump. To Read More Click Here .

ANTM Episode 5 Bonus Clips: The Claws Come Out in Wal-Mart

More America's Next Top Model Cycle 13 bonus clips for your voyeuristic pleasures! (Oops, that sounded wrong.) This time, check out the fall-out after Lulu was surprisingly eliminated, and the drama that occurred after Erin threw down during the Wal-Mart Covergirl challenge. To Read More Click Here .

ANTM Episode 4 Bonus Clips: Big Drama's House

Check out more behind-the-scenes clips from America's Next Top Model Cycle 13, where the girls are short in stature, but not short on tension and drama! Tune in on Wednesday at 8 PM to The CW for episode 6, "Dance with Me," in which the 9 remaining models take a surprise trip to Las Vegas for a Cirque du Soleil inspired photo shoot! To Read More Click Here .

America's Next Top Model Latest Episode: Season 13, Episode 6 - 'Dance With Me'

The nine remaining models are taught to dance without expressions on their faces by Benny Ninja. Later, a Cirque du Soleil-inspired photo shoot takes place in Las Vegas. Petite model Josie Maran is a guest judge. Watch & Discuss: Watch America's Next Top Model: Season 13, Episode 6 - 'Dance With Me' Read America's Next Top Model's Review: Season 13, Episode 6 - 'Dance With Me'

Interview: Bianca Richardson of 'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 13

This morning I had the pleasure to talk to Bianca Richardson, the 21-year-old student from Washington, D.C. and latest eliminee from America's Next Top Model Cycle 13. I was initially intimidated to talk with Bianca, given her rather harsh edit on the show as a woman with a hard exterior, who perhaps had an even harder time relating to other people. But I found Bianca to be very open and honest about her experience on ANTM and her goals for the future, and mature about her portrayal on the program, which didn't exactly show her full personality, she claimed. To Read More Click Here .