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Old Hollywood meets modern Seoul on 'America's Next Top Model'

Cycle 21 | Episode 14 | “The Guy with Moves Like Elvis” | Aired Nov 21, 2014

There’s no more room for amateurs as Tyra chooses her four America’s Next Top Model finalists.

Miss J interrupts breakfast to announce the models’ next challenge: memorize a script, including some lines in Korean, and act out a soap-opera scene. “This is where every single thing you do counts,” J warns.

How do the contestants react to the challenge? Keith’s confident in his ability to speak the language of the land. Will isn’t crazy about playing a straight man. Adam knows he’s got this challenge nailed and irks everyone else by bragging about it while they cram.

The models meet their costars for the challenge at the “Locks of Love” atop the Seoul Tower. The scene, with real actors from the K-drama “Emergency Couple,” involves online lovers meeting in person for the first time.

Will tries a few tricks to “man it up” for the romantic scene (including channeling alpha-male competitor Adam). Lenox freezes and is unnatural, even when the crew feeds her lines.

ANTM Episode 14, Cycle 21 - Keith ChallengeWill was right: Adam’s overconfidence gets him in trouble in this challenge. He forgets his lines, just like everyone else, and his nerves manifest as overacting and twitches.

Keith channels his inner LL Cool J and improvises over the lines he forgot, wooing his female costar and winning the challenge. At this point, the Tyson Beckford look-alike seems to be the one to beat. And with only five challengers left, time’s running out.

The evening photo shoot will marry Old Hollywood with the neon of Seoul’s Gangnam District. (Curb your urge to dance, dear readers.) American pop culture is huge in Asia, Tyra explains, so the girls will mimic the magnificent Marilyn Monroe, and the guys will play “Hound Dog” Elvis Presley. Tyra challenges the models to rise above tired, boilerplate poses and really try to modernize the icons amid the bright lights and excitable extras.

Adam is the big surprise of this shoot. He finally finds away to loosen up—sober, no less—and brings a ton of energy to his 1950s Elvis, entertaining the crowd and giving his photographer a variety of poses.

At panel, Adam earns his highest marks of the competition yet. “I love every second of [this shot],” raves Kelly, once his biggest critic. “There’s a relationship of you to your fans, and at the same time you’re porcelain perfect.” Tyra is thrilled when Adam ditches his stiff demeanor, and awards him best photo—his first.

ANTM Cycle 21 - Adam as Elvis Presley

Keith has a hard time giving good face while moving like “Jailhouse Rock” Elvis, and Tyra comes down hard on the two-time best photo winner. Kelly loves the final shot, and her high score, plus his challenge win, save him from elimination.

ANTM Cycle 21 - Keith as Elvis Presley

Dance instructor Will struggles to swivel his hips on set as “Viva Las Vegas” Elvis, and his best shot from this shoot can’t compare with the rest of his portfolio. Tyra even gives a name to his signature scrunched posture.

ANTM Cycle 21 - Will as Elvis Presley

Shei, after a pep talk and hug from Yu Tsai, goes full pinup, to Tyra’s delight. But at panel, the photo is missing some of that Marilyn mojo. Shei cries, and the judges rate it a “meh.”

ANTM Cycle 21 - Shei as Marilyn Monroe

Lenox, too shy to fully embrace being a sex symbol, manages a cute version of Marilyn’s infamous Seven Year Itch sidewalk pose. Kelly and Miss J aren’t wowed by the final photo, but Tyra defends it as a contemporary take, and gives her a “9.”

ANTM Cycle 21 Lenox as Marilyn Monroe

The boys are all safe, leaving Shei and Lenox in the bottom two. Which qualities are more important in a top model: better photos (Lenox)? Or a better personality (Shei)? Social media scores send Shei packing—and Lenox to the finals.

In two weeks: Catch the two-hour America’s Next Top Model finale on Friday, Dec. 5, at 9/8C on The CW—and live-tweet with me @WisWendy!

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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