Mad Men didn’t quite make history. Read More
The Emmys, television’s slightly-less-glitzy answer to the Oscars, are this Sunday, and we have some relatively uneducated guesses as to which of the nominees will bring home an oddly spiky statuette. Read More
With its more recent series taking them in period (Boardwalk Empire), fantasy (Game of Thrones), and youth-oriented (Girls) directions, HBO may be returning to the tried-and-true. Read More
PETA members are planning to dress in black and wear monkey masks outside Rockefeller Center in order to protest the new series Animal Practice, the new sitcom starring a capuchin monkey named Crystal. Read More
“So you want to talk about Breaking Balls?”
Actor Mark Margolis was sitting in a streetside table at Josephine, the French café near his Tribeca apartment. The actor, who has an olive complexion and a fringe of white hair, is in constant motion: cracking jokes, doing impressions, and giving a running commentary on passers-by. After greeting a local by name, he turned back to us and smirked: “All these guys in the neighborhood wear the same thing: greased hair, white pressed pants … they all look like they’re about to take a meeting with John Gotti.” (These goodfellas have a tendency to ask the actor if he’s “woikin,” which irks Mr. Margolis. “I want to ask them, ‘Are you woikin?’”)
Mr. Margolis’s volubility might surprise anyone who recognizes the 72-year-old actor for his work on Breaking Bad. On the hit AMC series, he played Hector “Tio” Salamanca, a character who is paralyzed and unable to speak (save the odd flashback), communicating solely via a small brass service bell.
Ding ding ding! Read More
The actress who portrayed Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City would like to disavow responsibility for the latest four-ladies-talkin’-in-a-ribald-manner HBO comedy. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sarah Jessica Parker said ”It’s a very different show.”
Uh-oh! But no beef here, Hollywood feud-watchers. Ms. Parker continued, “the similarity is in the intimacy of the conversations Read More
Chris McCumber, the New York-based co-president of the USA Network, recently returned from a two-week vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. In his first meeting back, Ted Linhart, the senior vice president of research for USA, mentioned the explosive success of competitor network TLC’s new pageant-princess reality series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
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Liza Minnelli, who played mother figure / love interest “Lucille II” on the late, lamented Fox series Arrested Development, is to return for the show’s Netflix revival, says TV Guide. Read More
There will not be a single judge returning to American Idol year-over-year; Randy Jackson has been practically axed from the cast, reports TMZ, with his role reduced to that of “mentor.” Mr. Jackson has been with the show since its first season in the summer of 2002; more recent additions Steven Tyler and Read More