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Connie Britton is new United Nations Ambassador

April 2nd, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Connie Britton
Actress Connie Britton has been named a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.

The Nashville star has been appointed to the U.N. Development Programme, which was created to eradicate global poverty.

She says, "A lot of the work I have done has been around that, particularly focusing on women's issues. To me working with the U.N. feels like it will be a really effective way to try to solve some problems, so I'm excited."

Britton joins Angelina Jolie, David Beckham and Placido Domingo among the current ambassadors for the organisation.
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Katie Lowes used to work as Connie Britton's babysitter

January 21st, 2014 8:30pm EST
Connie Britton
Scandal star Katie Lowes used to babysit actress Connie Britton's son before landing her big break on the hit TV series.

Britton reveals the 32 year old, who portrays Quinn Perkins on Kerry Washington's popular political drama, supplemented her income from small acting gigs by taking care of her adopted boy Eyob.

She jokes to America's E! News, "Can you believe that? I was so upset when she got this little pilot. I think it was really pretty selfish on her part, I'll be honest."

Lowes has since found further success by voicing a character in hit Disney animated film Frozen.
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CMAs Fashion: A Red Hot Taylor Swift, Sheer & Sexy Carrie Underwood & More

November 7th, 2013 8:44am EST
Taylor Swift
Nashville, Tennessee, was hopping last night as performers overtook the town for the Country Music Awards (CMAs).

Taylor Swift, who received the Pinnacle Award, popped on the red carpet in a flowing crimson gown with matching ruby red lips. She knotted her hair back at the nape of her neck.

Carrie Underwood looked incredible in a sheer pink sequined dress that showed off her legs. She swept her long blonde hair to the side.

Miranda Lambert wore an electric blue gown embellished with some sparkles, while her husband Blake Shelton opted for jeans, cowboy boots and a black jacket, vest and ...
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Emmy Nominations: 'American Horror Story' Gets 17 Noms, Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Also Dominates

July 18th, 2013 10:01am EDT
House of Cards
After picking up nine nominations, Kevin Spacey's Netflix series "House Of Cards" will be a big contender at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. The political thriller was recognized in the Outstanding Drama Series category and picked up dramatic acting nominations for its leads, Spacey and Robin Wright. It received a total of nine nominations.

The Netflix series will be facing stiff competition from last year's big winners "Homeland" and "Breaking Bad" as well as "Mad Men", "Game of Thrones" and "Downton Abbey."

In the lead actor category, Spacey will face off against "Homeland's" Damian Lew...
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'Nashville's' Connie Britton To Release T-Shirt Line To Support Texas Women

July 2nd, 2013 2:22pm EDT
Connie Britton
Actress Connie Britton is releasing a T-shirt range to show her support for the women of Texas, where politicians are debating controversial legislation to ban abortion.

The Nashville star has teamed up with bosses at the Planned Parenthood Action Fund to release the special garments, emblazoned with the words What Would Tami Taylor Do?

The phrase is a reference to Britton's character on her TV series Friday Night Lights, which was set in Texas and dealt with the subject of abortion.

In a statement to USA Today, Britton says, "I have been inspired by how people around the country have...
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Hayden Panettiere: 'I Love Playing The Villain'

June 9th, 2013 4:02pm EDT
Hayden Panettiere
Hayden Panettiere feels so mean for her frequent onscreen fights with Connie Britton in Nashville; she is constantly apologizing for her catty remarks.

The 23 year-old actress plays rising country musician Juliette Barnes in the hit show, and her character has regular clashes with Britton, who takes on the role of fading star Rayna Jaymes.

Their rivalry has given Panettiere the chance to move out of her stereotype 'good girl' roles but she admits she struggles to be Mrs. Nasty and hates hurling insults at her co-star on set.

She tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, "I love playing...
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Connie Britton Still On Board For 'Friday Night Lights' Film

April 30th, 2013 10:07am EDT
Connie Britton
Ever since cult hit Friday Night Lights ended its run on television, fans have been clamoring for the characters to hit the big screen. Star Connie Britton is one of those fans.

Britton, who currently stars in "Nashville," talked about a possible film while on the red carpet for the White House Correspondents' Dinner. According to E! Online, she said, "I would love it to happen. I'm a big supporter of it happening. I don't know if we will see it or not.

"I know it was being written and Peter Berg is really serious about so I think if everybody got on board, I don't see why we couldn't hav...
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2013 Golden Globe Awards Fashion: Stars Dazzle In Black, White & Red

January 14th, 2013 9:21am EST
Golden Globes 2013 Fashion
Sunday night was one of the of the biggest events in Hollywood - the 2013 Golden Globes Awards. Red, white and black were some of the more popular choices on the red carpet, with stars such as Zooey Deschanel, Jennifer Garner, Claire Danes, Marion Cotillard and Jennifer Lawrence opting for crimson gowns.

Hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey wore black and white, and Eva Longoria looked very leggy in a black gown with a slit up the thigh. Salma Hayek also stunned in a strapless black dress that showed off her curvy figure. Rachel Weisz wore black with a sheer polka dot skirt and her best accessor...
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Connie Britton Flew Across The U.S. To Complete 'The Fitzgerald Family Christmas'

December 24th, 2012 7:15pm EST
Connie Britton
Connie Britton made several cross-country trips from Los Angeles to New York in order to complete filming on Edward Burns' festive new film The Fitzgerald Family Christmas because the actress feels she owes her pal her career.

The pair has been close friends ever since Burns cast Britton as his sister-in-law in his directorial debut The Brothers McMullen in 1995, and she insists it was a pivotal turning point in her life.

She explains, "I feel like I owe Eddie my career... (After The Brothers McMullen), it was a stunning change. Suddenly, I had an agent and exciting opportunities."

As a ...
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'Nashville': The Prime Time Soap With A Country Twang

October 10th, 2012 3:11pm EDT
Nashville
"Unfortunately, the older business models are irrelevant."

In every field and industry, those are words you don’t want to hear. Will your audience or customer grow old along with you? Can it really be over just when you’re hitting your creative stride?

That’s the new reality country music star Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) faces in the pilot of “Nashville.” Rayna’s audience are turning away, preferring up and coming, glamorous Juliette Barnes’ (Hayden Panettiere) glitzy, auto-tuned repertoire. Despite having 20 solid years of hits and sold out audiences, her latest album is tanking, and...
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Connie Britton And Hayden Panettiere Talk Reba, Taylor Swift And 'Nashville' Singing

October 10th, 2012 12:09pm EDT
Connie Britton
ABC’s new drama Nashville stars Connie Britton as a country music star and Hayden Panettiere as the next big thing. Already the country music community thinks they know who this is really about: Reba McEntire and Taylor Swift?

“I ran into Reba McEntire on a plane,” Britton said when she spoke to the Television Critics Association this summer. “And she said, ‘Did you hear that they're saying that you're playing me in your show?’ And I said, ‘No. I had no idea.’ For me, at least, it's sort of an amalgam of a lot of different people, but I'm also I think it's really fun to take from that so...
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Vibrant Yellow Gowns Dominate 2012 Emmy Fashion - See Tons Of Photos!

September 24th, 2012 9:11am EDT
Julie Bowen
The red carpet was full of bright colors at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards last night, but yellow was the most popular. "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen, winner of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, looked oustanding in a strapless canary yellow gown.

"Homeland" winner Claire Danes, who is several months pregnant, also opted for a strapless yellow dress that was (obviously) more loose fitting than Julie's.

"Game Change" winner Julianne Moore picked a more conservative yellow gown with long sleeves, a higher neckline and a billowing skirt.

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ESPY Awards Highlights: Pitcher Brian Wilson & His Sasquatch Date, Jessica Biel & More!

July 12th, 2012 9:07am EDT
Brian Wilson & Sasquatch
The ESPY Awards celebrate the year's best athletes and moments in sports. Last night's winners of the 2012 event included basketball stars LeBron James (Male Athlete of the Year) and Brittney Griner (Female Athlete of the Year) and snowboarder Shaun White (Male Action Sports Athlete).

Other winners were Jonathan Quick (Best NHL player), David Beckham (Best MLS Player), Josh Hamilton (Best MLB Player), and Mario Gutierrez (Best Jockey) - he rode I'll Have Another to victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.

San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson stole the red carpet by appearing wi...
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Adam Levine May Make Acting Debut On 'American Horror Story'

March 21st, 2012 9:08am EDT
Adam Levine
Rocker-turned-TV talent show mentor Adam Levine is in talks to make his acting debut on hit series "American Horror Story."

The Maroon 5 frontman, who also appears on "The Voice," is poised to join the cast of "Glee" producer Ryan Murphy's creepy drama for its upcoming second season.

Sources tell EW.com the singer will play a "contemporary character" as one half of a couple called "The Lovers."

"American Horror Story" features Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton as husband and wife who unknowingly move their family into a haunted house.
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Connie Britton Adopts A Baby Boy

November 16th, 2011 11:20am EST
Connie Britton
Actress Connie Britton is a new mother after adopting a baby boy from Ethiopia.

The Friday Night Lights star brought nine-month-old Yoby - a nickname for his given name Eyob - to the U.S. from Africa earlier this month.

Britton began the adoption process three years ago, and she insists her hard work paid off as soon as she met her son.

She tells People.com, "It was such a wonderful moment of completion. I thought I was going to collapse into a puddle of tears. I was just grinning from ear to ear. I am thanking my lucky stars every day."
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The 10th Anniversary Of '24'

November 6th, 2011 3:17pm EST
24
How time flies: 10 years ago today, 24 premiered on FOX, and television - not to mention pop culture and the world - was never the same.

The action-drama series, created by La Femme Nikita bosses Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and starring Kiefer Sutherland as now-famous government agent Jack Bauer, was a groundbreaking piece of entertainment. It introduced the idea of a television series in real time (each episode was an hour in a day) and employed a distinctive visual style that included the widespread use of "boxes" to provide simultaneous glimpses at multiple storylines. In concept ...
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Check Out FX's 'American Horror Story' Marathon On Oct. 31

October 29th, 2011 11:00am EDT
American Horror Story
FX will air a special Halloween marathon of the new hit drama "American Horror Story" featuring the first four episodes of the series on Monday, October 31 beginning at 10:00 PM E/P.

In addition to the Halloween marathon, series Co-Creators and Executive Producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have produced a special two-part Halloween-themed episode in honor of the horror-filled holiday; the first hour aired Wednesday, October 26, at 10:00 PM ET/PT and the second airs Wednesday, November 2, at the same time.Feature film star Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) guest stars in both episodes as one of...
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Second 'Friday Night Lights' Movie A Possibility

October 7th, 2011 8:25am EDT
Friday Night Lights
Billy Bob Thornton's football movie "Friday Night Lights" is set to be remade with a heavy slant towards the cancelled TV series it spawned.

The critically-acclaimed spin-off, starring Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, picked up a Best Writing honour at the Emmy Awards last month, and now actress Britton has revealed there are plans to make a second Friday Night Lights movie.

She tells UsMagazine.com, "It's happening for realsies (real). (Director) Pete (Berg) is totally fired up to do it and I know Jason Katims is talking about writing a script. I think it's really a matter of... getting...
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Nina Dobrev, Lea Michele & Other Stars Look Ravishing In Red On Emmy Red Carpet

September 19th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Nina Dobrev
It was a sea of red at Sunday night's Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. "Vampire Diaries" star Nina Dobrev (above), looked radiant in a strapless mermaid gown.

Other stars who opted for crimson included Kate Winslet, Kerry Washington and Connie Britton.

Which actress wore it best? Check out the photos below, and let us know in the comments!

"Glee" star Lea Michele

"Mildred Pierce" star Kate Winslet

Kerry Washington

Adrianne Palicki

"Friday Night Lights" star Connie Britton

"The Office" star Angela Kinsey

Nancy O'Dell

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Brittany's TCA 2011 Blog: 'Sons of Anarchy,' 'American Horror Story,' 'Rescue Me' And 'Always Sunny'

August 8th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Rescue Me
After spending some time with FOX, my TCA (Television Critics Association) blog comes to an end with a look at sister network FX, which brought to Beverly Hills four returning series and a new one. Not to mention one big moment that I may unfortunately never be able to get out of my brain.

Executive Session

Last time we talked about FX, I mentioned that I have a great deal of respect for network president John Landgraf. I was certainly happy to hear the announcement Saturday morning that Landgraf, who's been with FX for more than seven years, had renewed his contract for three more. He'...
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Ryan Murphy Talks New FX Show 'American Horror Story': Everyone Was Freaked Out by the Creature

July 18th, 2011 2:22pm EDT
Ryan Murphy, Connie Britton | Photo Credits: Paul Archuleta/Film
FX has ordered Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story to series, the network announced Monday.

The show, Murphy's first series project since Glee's premiere, centers on a therapist (Dylan McDermott) and his wife (Connie Britton), who move to San Francisco after Ben makes a terrible mistake that damages his family. The only problem? Their new home may not be the best place to start over.

Jane Lynch on the graduating Gleeks: Ryan Murphy "rarely makes mistakes"

Murphy tells TVGuide.com that American Horror Story is a "very different animal" from Glee. "I think it could

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What Happened To The Emmy Nominations?!

July 14th, 2011 2:07pm EDT
Justified
What happened to this year's Emmy nominations? They're...actually pretty great.

I normally can't stand TV's big awards show; it seems like the same people and series get nominated all the time, with the occasional "why did that get nominated at all?" head-scratcher for variety. But the 2011 nominations were announced early Thursday morning, and while it's still a little puzzling (though let's not name names), there's a bevy of deserving names on that big list.

Here are some of my favorites:

Finally, some love for Justified: I still maintain that star Timothy Olyphant was robbed l...
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Our Favorite TV Moms: A Mother's Day Special

May 6th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Home Improvement
Let’s be honest: I doubt that any of the moms on this list are as awesome as your own mother (suffice it to say that none of them are as amazing as mine). But these women, these television moms, are certainly worthy of mention. You may have grown up with some of them or you may have watched them last week, but one thing’s for sure: they’re moms, and they’re pretty terrific. So, in honor of Mother’s Day (and in no particular order) I present our favorite TV moms.

1. Joyce Summers (Kristine Sutherland) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Was Joyce kind of clueless? At first, yeah, but her clueless na...
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A Tribute To 'Friday Night Lights'

April 15th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
FNL
The end of any game I ever played was always a little sad to me as an athlete. And so it is with Friday Night Lights, which begins airing its final season tonight on NBC (8 PM ET/PT). Many people have already seen its final episodes, either in firstrun on DirecTV or on the DVDs released two weeks ago, but this will be the last broadcast run of what some have called one of the best shows in television history.

I don't know if I'd go that far myself - as I've only watched the fourth season and part of season five - but already, I know that this is still a moment worth recognizing. I ...
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TV on DVD: 'Friday Night Lights: The Fifth Season'

April 5th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
FNL
Today, after its run on DirecTV and ten days before it debuts on NBC, Universal Home Video has released the fifth and final season of Friday Night Lights on DVD. Here's an inside look at the three-disc release.

The Show

In the interest of not spoiling things for viewers who are waiting to see this last season on NBC, I'm not going to give a detailed review of the fifth season itself. I will say that if you're a fan of the series by this point, it's more of the same - you're going to love this season just as much as you loved the previous four. I actually hadn't even seen the serie...
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'Friday Night Lights' Comes to an End: The Cast on Series-Saving Fans, Graduation, Panther Hate

February 8th, 2011 9:48am EST
Zach Gilford, Taylor Kitsch, Gaius Charles | Photo Credits: Van
In the second part of our farewell to Friday Night Lights, producers and cast talk about the show's controversial storylines (murder! abortion!), the show-saving fan campaigns, sending the Taylors to East Dillon and (unbelievably!) hating on the Panthers.

Part 1: Friday Night Light comes to an end: Producers and cast remember building Dillon

TVGuide.com spoke to stars Kyle Chandler (Eric Taylor), Connie Britton (Tami Taylor), Aimee Teegarden (Julie Taylor), Taylor Kitsch (Tim Riggins), Zach Gilford (Matt Saracen), Matt Lauria (Luke Cafferty), Michael B. Jordan (Vince Howard), and executiv...
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'Friday Night Lights' Comes to An End: Producers and Cast Remember Building Dillon

February 7th, 2011 9:15am EST
Friday Night Lights | Photo Credits: NBC
A closely observed drama about boys becoming men, the comforts and frustrations of small-town life, a family's growing pains, and the lessons learned from football, Friday Night Lights will not soon be forgotten. The show wrapped filming of its fifth and final season in July, and on Wednesday, the lights will go down forever on Dillon, Texas. (For those without DirecTV, NBC will re-air the final season beginning April 15 at 8/7c.)

TVGuide.com spoke to stars Kyle Chandler (Eric Taylor), Connie Britton (Tami Taylor), Aimee Teegarden (Julie Taylor), Taylor Kitsch (Tim Riggins), Zach Gilford (...
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2010 Emmys: Who Should Win & Who Will Win

August 28th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
2010 Emmys
It’s a transitional year for the Emmys, meaning this is one of the more exciting races in recent memories. The flood of new nominees (brought on by a stellar development slate) means that we can no longer rely on the predictable Emmy voting to determine winners. Instead, this is a year where we can see many newcomers emerging and starting a whole new slate of predictable nominees.

Yes, that was a little cynical, but it’s the sad truth of the Emmys – habits are hard to break for the voters. Luckily, this year the virgin nominees have afforded them an extensive choice for brand new habits.

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'Glee,' HBO's 'The Pacific' Land Massive Emmy Nominations

July 8th, 2010 10:26am EDT
Glee
Hit TV musical "Glee" is set to be the toast of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards after landing a massive 19 nominations.

The comedy about a group of high school students in a choir club will fight for the Outstanding TV Comedy prize against "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office" and "30 Rock," which has taken home the title for the last three years.

"Glee's" leading stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele have been nominated in the male and female categories for the outstanding comedy actor awards, while their co-star Chris Colfer has received a best supporting...
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'Women In Trouble' Is Interesting But Flawed

November 14th, 2009 8:43am EST
Women in Trouble
Sebastian Gutierrez is known for being the screenwriter of films like "Snakes On a Plane," "Gothika," and "The Eye," but for his new film "Women in Trouble" he seemed to take a turn from big action films to an independent character piece.

It's heavy with quick paced dialogue, clever and amusing, and it stars ten women as the heart and soul of the story. "Women in Trouble" is a troubled film itself, because while it has some moments of pure acting and writing gold, there are several serious hang ups that the audience will find hard to forgive.

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