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Watch The New Trailer For 'Hop,' Starring James Marsden & Russell Brand

February 9th, 2011 1:07pm EST
Hop
From the creators of "Despicable Me" comes a comedy about candy, chics and Rock 'n' Roll. The new live-action/CG animated comedy "Hop" stars Russell Brand and James Marsden and hits theaters April 1.

Blending state of the art animation with live action, "Hop" is a comedy about E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand), the teenage son of the Easter Bunny. On the eve of taking over the family business, E.B. leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream of becoming a drummer.

He encounters Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals, who accidentally hits E.B. with his car....
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The 61st Emmy Awards: Who Should Win And Who Will Win

September 18th, 2009 3:44pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
You may have forgotten since there is about a 47-month lull between the nomination announcements and the actual awards ceremony, but the Primetime Emmy Awards are coming to your living room on Sunday evening with everybody’s favorite human being, Neil Patrick Harris, serving as host for the evening.

Hopefully, the choice of somebody known for being funny and having talents that extend beyond being able to sit still for a perfect haircut and remembering the names of contestants will show a marked improvement in the quality of the ceremony with the return to Emmy ceremonies of yore where b...
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'Weeds' Season 5 Finale Recap

September 1st, 2009 1:58pm EDT
Weeds
In last season's finale of "Weeds," Nancy was ready to get murdered at Esteban's hands for turning him in to the FBI, but she had an ace in the hole: her pregnancy. You know, the little baby we haven't seen at all since he was born and they got a nanny. One of these days they'll skip like five years later so he can be a character again. This season's finale was both more and less dramatic, and at least one character has shown a great deal of growth and change in the past few episodes and it is taken to the logical conclusion. Forget the fact the rest of the cast is kind of the exact same.

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'Weeds' Recap: One More Episode Left Of Season Five

August 25th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Weeds
Season five of "Weeds" is almost over, and I did a funny thing the other day. I re-watched season one for fun, just to see how it has changed. It was a bad idea, honestly, because all it did was make it clear that this show has gone seriously downhill since they left Agrestic. The characters are practically caricatures of themselves now, Nancy is no longer a pot dealer but a mobster wife, and the family is messed up to the point of no return. It's kind of sad to remember what made you love a show in the first place, and then see how it's gotten so far away from there. Sigh.

Anyway, last ...
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'Weeds' Recap: Nancy Is Officially A Mobster's Wife

August 18th, 2009 12:27pm EDT
Weeds
So Nancy has officially become a mobster's wife on "Weeds" now, and she seems quite excited that her husband plans on going straight and becoming Governor the right way. It actually appears to be working for Esteban too, and not only are the people supporting him, but he seems blissfully happy with Nancy and his new family. He doesn't seem to know that she put out a hit on Pilar, and that she had Cesar transfer Guillermo to a Mexican prison. No one is certain if this will mean that Guillermo actually does what she asks, or if he goes after Nancy herself. She's foolish if she thinks their pr...
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'Weeds' Recap: Insane Scenarios Keep Piling Up

August 11th, 2009 11:22am EDT
Weeds
It is hard to believe that only a few episodes are left in this season of "Weeds," but a lot actually has happened. There's a new Botwin brother, and everyone feels very sorry for him to be born into this insane, dysfunctional family. Nancy didn't turn up dead although she probably should have, and then managed to make Esteban love her all over again. Now she's gone and gotten her son Shane shot in the arm, which usually would convince her to get out of the danger zone and away from her drug lord boyfriend, right? Right? Sigh.

The episode starts with Nancy freaking out that Shane is blee...
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'Monk' Is Back For Its Final Season On USA

August 10th, 2009 11:26am EDT
Monk
It's official, the last season of "Monk" has premiered and now there are just 15 more episodes left until the end of this Emmy-winning comedy. It's a bittersweet kind of realization, although by now the show really has worn out some of its welcome. It was still one of the most successful shows on USA and paved their way for the 'Characters Welcome' angle ... because there is no character quite like Adrian Monk.

This episode guest stars Elizabeth Perkins from "Weeds," and her character Christine has plenty of Celia-like traits to her. The show starts with Monk and Natalie waiting in a li...
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Tony Shalhoub Talks About 'Monk's' Final Season

August 6th, 2009 10:11am EDT
Monk
In one of the smartest moves a television show can make, the upcoming eighth season of "Monk" will be its last, ending its popular run on a high note. In a Q&A with Golden Globe, Emmy, and SAG award winner Tony Shalhoub, the actor fielded questions about the final season and the impact "Monk" has had on both television history and culture.

Shalhoub stated, "We certainly don't want to go too long and have the quality start to wane and just limp to the finish line. We want to go out while we feel really that we're doing great work and delivering really strong episodes. We want to go ou...
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'Weeds' Recap: Nancy Botwin Is The Worst Mom Ever

August 4th, 2009 12:12pm EDT
Weeds
Congratulations, Nancy Botwin, you prove yourself the worst mother in the world for another week in "Weeds." Honestly by now you would think she's as bad as she can get, but no, it keeps going. In this episode she decides to move into Andy's bedroom and share his bed, not in the happy sex way but in the 'I have a new baby and I can't sleep way.' She then encourages him to take care of the baby for her since he's a new dad and all, but everyone knows this is just until Esteban gets off his behind and does what she wants. Then Andy will lose her and his new 'son' in an instant, thus proving t...
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'Weeds' Recap: 'Where The Sidewalk Ends'

July 21st, 2009 10:34am EDT
Weeds
So you know how on "Weeds" Nancy played house with Esteban for six months and started to think he probably wasn't going to kill her? Yeah, that foolish thinking is gone now. With the help of the beautiful Spanish-speaking woman last week, named Pilar, Esteban cannot marry Nancy until he follows through on his political plans. He sets up the creepiest home-birthing room, which is intentionally Rosemary's Baby-like in intentions, and Nancy realizes how much danger she truly is in now. Which is a lot. If she has the baby at home, with no birth certificate and no witnesses, it is easy for the f...
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Emmy Nomination Surprises, Snubs And Shouldn't Be Nominated

July 16th, 2009 3:17pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother
To paraphrase Ned Flanders, apparently an Emmy nomination is easier to get than an acceptance letter from Arizona State.

This morning, Emmy tried to one-up Oscar's new rule of ten by including six nominees in the acting categories and a whopping seven in the series categories. Yes, if you made a television series this year, or appeared on one, chances are you heard your name called in North Hollywood this morning.

With so many nominess, it seems impossible that any deserving performances or series were left out. Right? Sadly, no. And, of course, there are plenty of nominees who sh...
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Emmy Nominations Announced: '30 Rock' & 'Mad Men' Lead The Pack

July 16th, 2009 9:45am EDT
30 Rock
Tina Fey's "30 Rock" led the pack this morning with 22 Emmy nominations, while "Mad Men" tops the drama pack with 16 nominations. TV movie "Grey Gardens" garnered 17 nominations, and "Into the Storm" received 14 nominations.

Check out the nominees in major categories for the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards:

COMEDY SERIES

"Entourage"

"Family Guy

"Flight of the Conchords"

"How I Met Your Mother"

"The Office"

"30 Rock"

"Weeds"

DRAMA SERIES

"Big Love"

"Breaking Bad"

"Damages"

"Dexter"

"House"

"Lost"

"Mad Men"

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Bryan Cr...
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'Weeds' Recap: Show Pulls A 'Six Months Later' On Us

July 14th, 2009 10:13am EDT
Weeds
Oh no way did "Weeds" just pull a six months later on us! Ugh! That's such a television cliche, but fine, it's not like we wanted to wait through Nancy's entire disturbed pregnancy. So now she's only got a little bit left, and all of the characters have progressed ... somewhat. In a downward spiral kind of way, except for Nancy who always lands on her feet.

Nancy and Esteban are in a state of bliss now, apparently forgetting all about him wanting to kill her, and now he even wants to marry her. Although he doesn't ask her so much as tells her that they will be married. For some reason N...
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'Weeds' Recap: 'Van Nuys'

July 7th, 2009 9:48am EDT
Weeds
When Andy finally calls Nancy out in this episode week's episode of "Weeds," in the gentlest way, fans had to breath a sigh of relief. That woman has to take responsibility for her own mistakes rather than shouting that the world has forced her to this place. No one forced her to be a drug dealer and to get substantially more invested in the criminal world; she does it to herself. And when Andy says that to her, and she finally admits the truth, there's a moment where you believe she could actually change if she wanted to. But this is "Weeds" so you know better than that.

After the murde...
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'Weeds' Recap: 'Super Lucky Happy'

July 1st, 2009 9:46am EDT
Weeds
The results are finally in on "Weeds" and it's absolutely true: Nancy is pregnant with Esteban's bouncing baby boy. What this means is that Estebean is becoming an even creepier version of himself by sucking up to Nancy and planning a sweet little life with her and their son. Whether this is just a way to keep her calm for the baby or an actual delusion of his is unknown. Seeing him sensitive and sweet with her is too bizarre, and Nancy seems to feel the same way.

She spends yet another episode in despair and moral confusion. Agent Till shows up and gets captured by Nancy's new (awesom...
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'Weeds' Recap: 'Su-Su-Sucio'

June 23rd, 2009 10:51am EDT
Weeds
Yay "Weeds" remembered it was a comedy this week! Dark humor and irony for all! If you remember, Nancy is completely screwed due to betraying her mobster boyfriend and only his baby in her womb is keeping her alive. Last week she tried to send Shane to her sister's house, but that didn't stick since the creepy youngest child tried to blackmail her with pictures of her sleeping with Andy. Jill shows up at Nancy's house with Shane in tow, and hands him back over, then grabbing Andy's hand and running up to his room. There's a lot of tension when we're not sure if Nancy is jealous or just anno...
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'Weeds' Recap: 'Machetes Up Top'

June 16th, 2009 11:19am EDT
Weeds
Oh Nancy, you'll never get it, will you? See the problem Nancy faces is that every drug dealer and gangster she's met so far has found her strangely amusing. They let her get away with things that no one actually ever would. So she walks around thinking whatever trouble she gets herself into she'll figure out or flirt her way through, and now she's in a situation where no one is there to save her or be seduced. Sucks to be you, Nancy Botwin.

Nancy spends most of the episode running away from Esteban's goon Cesar and trying to figure out a way to come out on top again. She's completely al...
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'Weeds' Is Back With A New Season

June 9th, 2009 12:06pm EDT
Weeds
"Weeds" is back, and I'll admit I was a little skeptical about this season. Last season seemed to lose some of what made the show so special, making it more of a drama than a comedy and forgetting the tight, sharp dialogue the fans loved so much. Nancy is pregnant with her Mexican Drug Lord boyfriend's baby, which came right in time to spare her life since he found out she was snitching. Her sons are both involved in marijuana, with Silas growing it and Shane secretly selling it, and Andy came to the conclusion he might be in love with his sister-in-law. Oh, and Celia was kidnapped by her e...
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Exclusive: Allie Grant From 'Weeds' Discusses The Upcoming Fifth Season

June 5th, 2009 9:25am EDT
Allie Grant
The fifth season of Weeds premieres on Monday, June 8. Allie Grant, who plays Celia's [Elizabeth Perkins] lesbian daughter Isabelle, joins us to discuss what to expect from the upcoming season; what it's like working with such an amazing cast; the reaction she gets when returning home to Mississippi considering the show's subject matter and answers some reader questions.

Mike: What were your thoughts on the "Weeds" script when you first read it? Obviously your character, Isabelle, is a lot different than your characters on the Disney shows.

Allie Grant: Yeah. I remember the fir...
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The Best and Worst Tom Hanks Movies

March 26th, 2009 12:22pm EDT
Tom Hanks
Boy oh boy, Tom Hanks sure has come a long way from his humble bumble beginning as the cross-dressing Kip Wilson on the television show "Bosom Buddies." With a slew of critically acclaimed performances and two back-to-back Academy Award wins for his roles in "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump," there is no denying that Mr. Hanks is one of the most talented actors in Hollywood. He may not be the most handsome guy in the room, but Tom Hanks' winning combination of boy-next-door charm and multifaceted talent has indubitably ascertained him to be an American staple, like apple pie or hot dogs. Ne...
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Five Best & Worst Sandra Bullock Films

July 16th, 2008 8:45am EDT
The Net
Sandra Bullock is a two-time Golden Globe nominated actress who in 2007 was ranked the 14th richest female celebrity. She has starred in movies of all genres - romantic comedy, regular comedy, drama, action, and sci-fi. She runs her own production company named Fortis Films and owns a restaurant in Austin, Texas, named Bess Bistro.

As an actress on stage and on film, she has had a great deal of commercial hits ... and flops! Here is a list of the top five and the worst five Sandra Bullock movies in no particular order.

THE BEST

Speed

Most people remember this 1994 action...
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TV Stars Who Deserve Emmy Nominations On July 17, Part 2

July 15th, 2008 10:42am EDT
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
Enough drama, time to laugh! The Emmy nominations are upon us, two days away in fact, so it's time to round out our suggestions to The Academy's blue ribbon panel. In the final installment, the focus turns to comedy and the actors who make us laugh every week.

This category is far more loaded than the drama section with far fewer obvious mistakes on the ballot and a ton of strong performances from the men and the women (rather than watching the ladies struggle with substandard material from their mostly male counterparts. Yes, I will clamor for more female writers and directors every...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 18

November 18th, 2007 3:00am EST
Owen Wilson
Happy Birthday to funnyman Owen Wilson (1968), Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett (1962), Weeds actress Elizabeth Perkins (1960), Dynasty actress Linda Evans (1942), classic comedienne Imogene Coca (1908; d. 2001), and Cuban musician and Buena Vista Social Club alum Compay Segundo (1907; d. 2003).
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Winners At Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards

September 17th, 2007 8:29am EDT
The Sopranos
Winners in major categories for the 59th annual Primetime Emmy Awards announced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (in bold):

Drama Series: ''Boston Legal,'' ABC; ''Grey's Anatomy,'' ABC; ''Heroes,'' NBC; ''House,'' Fox; ''The Sopranos,'' HBO.

Comedy Series: ''Entourage,'' HBO; ''The Office,'' NBC; ''30 Rock, NBC; ''Two and a Half Men,'' CBS; ''Ugly Betty,'' ABC.

Miniseries: ''Broken Trail,'' AMC; ''Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre), PBS; ''The Starter Wife,'' USA.

Made-for-TV Movie: ''Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,'' HBO; ''Inside the Twin Tow...
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Matthew Modine Joins The Cast Of 'Weeds'

May 8th, 2007 1:00pm EDT
Matthew Modine
Acclaimed actor Matthew Modine will join the cast of Showtime's top-rated comedy series Weeds for its third season, which premieres Monday, August 13th at 10pm ET/PT, it was announced today.

Modine will be featured in at least 10 of the season's 15 episodes and will portray Sullivan Groff, the mysterious land developer for Majestic, a new Christian, mega-church development being built right near Agrestic.

Groff and Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) will strike up a mutually beneficial business arrangement, but under the watchful, busybody eye of Celia (Elizabeth Perkins).

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'Babel,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'Ugly Betty' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Win Big at Golden Globe Awards

January 16th, 2007 8:24am EST
Dreamgirls
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association just announced the winners of the 64th Golden Globe awards. Babel took home the award for best drama, while Dreamgirls won best comedy/musical. The night's big TV winners were Grey's Anatomy (best drama series) and Ugly Betty (best musical or comedy series). See full list of winners:

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Babel

Bobby

The Departed

Little Children

The Queen

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Penélope Cruz -- Volver

Judi Dench -- Notes On A Scandal

Maggie Gyllenhaal -- S...
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'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Weeds' Receive 4 Golden Globe Nods; Several New Series Also Get Nominations

December 14th, 2006 11:06am EST
Grey
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association just announced the nominations for the 64th Golden Globe awards. Strong contenders this year include Weeds and Grey's Anatomy, which each garnered four nominations. Full list of TV nominees follows:

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

24

Big Love

Grey’s Anatomy

Heroes

Lost

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

Patricia Arquette -- Medium

Edie Falco -- The Sopranos

Evangeline Lilly -- Lost

Ellen Pompeo -- Grey’s Anatomy

Kyra Sedgwick -- The Closer

BEST ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 18

November 18th, 2006 3:00am EST
Owen Wilson
Happy Birthday to funnyman Owen Wilson (1968), Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett (1962), Weeds actress Elizabeth Perkins (1960), Dynasty actress Linda Evans (1942), classic comedienne Imogene Coca (1908; d. 2001), and Cuban musician and Buena Vista Social Club alum Compay Segundo (1907; d. 2003).
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'24' Wins Best Drama & 'The Office' Is Best Comedy

August 28th, 2006 8:45am EDT
24
Last night the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 58th Annual Emmy Awards. The Fox drama 24 was named Outstanding Drama Series for the first time after five nominations in the category, and in its first season, the NBC series The Office, a U.S. adaptation of the hit British series of the same name, was named Outstanding Comedy Series. Winners in the lead categories follow in bold:

Outstanding Comedy Series

Arrested Development

Curb Your Enthusiasm

The Office

Scrubs

Two And A Half Men

Outstanding Drama Series

Grey’s Anatomy

The So...
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'24' Gets 12 Emmy Nods, 'Grey's Anatomy' Receives 11

July 6th, 2006 10:36am EDT
24
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences just announced the complete list of nominations for the 58th Primetime Emmy Awards. The TNT miniseries Into The West garnered the most nominations (16), followed by Elizabeth I (13), Mrs. Harris and 24 (12), Grey's Anatomy (11), and Bleak House and Will & Grace (10).

Nominations in the lead categories are:

Outstanding Comedy Series

Arrested Development

Curb Your Enthusiasm

The Office

Scrubs

Two And A Half Men

Outstanding Drama Series

Grey’s Anatomy

The Sopranos

24

The West Wing

House

Outstanding Miniser...
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