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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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Tracy Morgan Agitates An Australian Feminist Group With 'Misogynistic' Performance

April 18th, 2013 4:20pm EDT
Tracy Morgan
Over-the-top comedian Tracy Morgan, famous for playing... well... himself, on NBC's hit sitcom '30 Rock' has rattled some cages during his comedy tour through Australia.

Women's rights activists are calling for a boycott of Tracy Morgan's stand-up tour after last Saturday night's show in Melbourne, when 50 fans left the show half way through. The reason? An overabundance of misogynistic content.

His performance, part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival, was met by harsh reviews from critics who labeled the show as sexist, unfunny and wildly overpriced.

In the aftermath of the show, Melinda ...
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Alec Baldwin To Auction Off Autographed '30 Rock' Wall

January 31st, 2013 3:00pm EST
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin is offering one lucky 30 Rock fan the chance to own a piece of TV history from the set of the hit sitcom - he's auctioning off his autographed dressing room wall.

Filming on the TV show's seventh and final season wrapped in New York in December, and the actor is taking part of the backstage area with him to auction off for charity. The winner of the unique lot will also get to meet Baldwin backstage at his new Broadway play Orphans.

The actor states, "Nearly all of 30 Rock's remarkable gallery of well-known guest stars autographed my dressing room wall. That piece of wall c...
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Alec Baldwin Almost Quit '30 Rock' Over 'Anemic' Writing

January 17th, 2013 5:48pm EST
30 Rock
Alec Baldwin considered bowing out of hit TV comedy 30 Rock when he felt the quality of the scripts began to suffer.

The Hollywood star has played TV boss Jack Donaghy since the sitcom began in 2006, but in a new interview Baldwin admits he almost quit after season five because he wasn't happy with 30 Rock's "anemic" writing.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "It was a low point. Though even anemic 30 Rock writing is still better than everybody else's writing. I go, 'I'm going to get the f**k out of here, I'm done,' because I'm an employee, I don't have any say. So season five ends, and ...
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Katrina Bowden Sizzles In The January/February Maxim

January 10th, 2013 8:59pm EST
Katrina Bowden Sizzles In The January/February Maxim
Katrina Bowden is flaunting her sexy figure in Maxim magazine's February 2013 issue.

The 30 Rock star's pictorial focuses mainly on her backside with the headline "Your Dream Girl's Back -- Literally", showcasing her derriere in several arrays of skimpy lingerie.

The show's youngest star says she's excited for what's to come afer her show ends its run this spring.

"I don't know, but I'm definitely excited for a new chapter," she says. "I'd love to do a completely different kind of show, like 'Breaking Bad' or 'Homeland'. I'm really open to anything whether it's TV or more films."

Katrin...
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2012 Television Premiere Dates

September 8th, 2012 9:45am EDT
The Voice
It's that time of year again. Television fans have appointments with their couches as the fall season kicks off this month with tons of returning favorites and new shows. DVRs will be working overtime as viewers record their must-see-TV programs and talk about them later at the watercooler.

Check out the premiere dates of the new season (brand new shows are indicated with italics and by *). All times are eastern unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, September 10
The Voice 8 p.m. NBC

Tuesday, September 11
Go On 9 p.m. NBC *
The New Normal 9:30 p.m. NBC *
Parenthood 10 p.m. NBC

Wednesday, ...
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Multiple HBO Series, 'Mad Men,' & 'Downton Abbey' Among 2012 Emmy Nominees

July 19th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Mad Men
Early this morning Jimmy Kimmell and Kerry Washington announced the nominees for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards. Multiple nominees include "Mad Men," "Downton Abbey" and "30 Rock."

Battling it out for the Outstanding Drama Series award will be "Mad Men," "Homeland," "Downton Abbey," "Dexter," "Breaking Bad," and "Boardwalk Empire."

Outstanding Comedy Series nods go to "30 Rock," "Girls," "Modern Family," "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep," and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Notable nominees include Zooey Deschanel from fledging series "New Girl," Julia Louis-Dreyfus from HBO's "Veep," Claire Danes f...
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'Two And A Half Men' Moving To Thursday Nights

May 17th, 2012 10:35am EDT
Two and a Half Men
CBS had announced that Two and a Half Men won't be returning to Monday nights this fall, and will instead be airing after The Big Bang Theory on Thursday nights to create a comedy block.

Big Bang Theory has mostly failed as a lead-in to other shows on the network (How to be a Gentlemen, Rules of Engagement and Rob all sputtered after the hit comedy). Surprise hit 2 Broke Girls will be moved to Monday to take up the vacated timeslot.

The move could possibly bring 2 and a Half Men higher ratings, as it will no longer compete with ESPN's Monday Night Football in the fall. However, it will ...
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NBC Confirms '30 Rock' Will End After Next Season

May 14th, 2012 8:52pm EDT
30 Rock
TV bosses at NBC have confirmed reports that hit comedy 30 Rock is to end after one more season.

NBC president Robert Greenblatt announced the official news during a press conference on Monday.

He said, "I know Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and the rest will deliver some of their best work. We think the world of Tina and hope she will be in the NBC family for years to come."

30 Rock has been a critical hit since it first aired in 2006, and the show and its stars have won a string of Emmy and Golden Globe awards.
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NBC Hopes More Comedies, Expanded 'Voice' Will Help Turn Around The Network

May 14th, 2012 9:35am EDT
Matthew Perry Go On
Yesterday NBC announced its 2012-13 primetime schedule, which includes several new comedies and a few more dramas.

Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, explained, "We've taken a few first steps toward a turnaround over this past season and now we're seeing a real opportunity to accelerate that process. We've got a lineup of new shows that will really get people to sit up and take notice.

"And with the Olympics coming this summer and two nights of 'The Voice' in the fall, we've also got the tools we need to give our shows the kind of launch they deserve."

Highlights include a...
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'30 Rock' To End After Next Season

May 11th, 2012 11:45am EDT
30 Rock
Tina Fey's hit comedy 30 Rock will come to an end after one more season.

The series has been a critical smash since it first aired in 2006, and has won a string of Emmys and Golden Globe awards.

It was reported Fey's co-star Alec Baldwin was leaving the hit show earlier this year, but bosses at NBC have confirmed the main cast will all return for a seventh and final run.

The move comes amid falling ratings for the show, which has attracted star cameos from Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Susan Sarandon, Matt Damon and environment campaigner Al Gore.

When asked by a fan on Twitter.c...
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Alec Baldwin To Receive Honorary Musical Arts Degree

May 10th, 2012 6:01pm EDT
Alec Baldwin
Actor Alec Baldwin is set to receive an honorary degree from a prestigious school in his native New York.

The 30 Rock star, 54, will be feted with a special Doctor of Musical Arts accolade alongside renowned classical pianist Lang Lang on Friday during the Manhattan School of Music's 2012 commencement ceremony.

Baldwin actually attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in the late 1970s before transferring to New York University.

He didn't finish his studies, but went on to focus on acting at the famed Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in the Big Apple. He later returned...
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Jerry Seinfeld To Return To Television In New Reality Series

May 9th, 2012 2:30pm EDT
Jerry Seinfeld
Funnyman Jerry Seinfeld is returning to TV in a new reality series.

The actor and star of long-running sitcom Seinfeld will show off his love for the auto industry in upcoming program Comics and Cars.

The 58 year old will team up with his pals Alec Baldwin, Ricky Gervais, and former writing partner Larry David to test-drive cars from their youth and trade stories and laughs.

According to The Daily, the project has not yet been picked up by a network, but the news should come as no surprise to fans as the stand-up comedian has been dropping hints about the gig over the last several wee...
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Tracy Morgan Hospitalized In Colorado, 'Sorry' For Canceling Stand-Up Show

May 8th, 2012 9:31am EDT
Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan axed a stand-up show in Denver, Colorado, Saturday after he was hospitalized with flu-like symptoms. The "30 Rock" star, who has diabetes, was also treated for dehydration and was released after several hours.

Morgan was too weak to perform and had to cancel a show in the city that night, according to TMZ.com. He was photographed in a wheelchair at Denver International Airport on Sunday.

Morgan had a health scare in January after fainting during a party at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. His representative blamed that incident on exhaustion and altitude sickness.

On Mond...
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'30 Rock' Airs Two Live Shows, Invites Paul McCartney And Kim Kardashian

April 27th, 2012 1:07pm EDT
30 Rock
For the second time in the show's history, 30 Rock was performed as a live show. That, of course, means that a second show has to be done for the west coast audience watching hours later. That caused an issue when the script called for a gratuitous celebrity cameo.

On the east coast, viewers were thrilled to see Paul McCartney for a few brief moments. After waving to the studio crowd, he shook Alec Baldwin's hand and slapped his shocked face! He later tweeted, "To be slapped on live TV by Sir Paul... #filethatinmydiaryunderperfect."

The studio audience wasn't as thrilled with the west c...
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Alec Baldwin: '30 Rock' Is Ending Next Season

April 18th, 2012 12:03am EDT
Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey
Alec Baldwin sparked rumors he was leaving NBC with a few cryptic tweets recently, but he said all was well and he's still going to be in 30 Rock. Until the show ends in 2013, anyway.

Baldwin dropped that bomb on Monday talking to the Associated Press, saying that the seventh season of the hit comedy will be its last, while also mentioning NBC ought to change its lineup to get out of ratings trouble.

Alex previously tweeted "I think I'm leaving NBC just in time," causing a ruckus among TV viewers. He followed it up with "As far as I know, 30 Rock is back next year. But all things must pa...
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Alec Baldwin Lobbies For Increased Funding For The Arts

April 17th, 2012 11:07am EDT
Alec Baldwin
Actor Alec Baldwin jetted to Washington, D.C. on Monday to call for increased funding for the arts.

The 30 Rock star delivered a lecture on arts policy to highlight the need for affordable public access to dance, theatre and live music, following budget cuts last year.

He compared parts of Hollywood to a "potato chip business - it's junk food," while urging politicians to protect America's culture.

Baldwin tells the Associated Press, "There are tremendous parts of the country right now where there's a need for federal funding for the arts in order to bring that to people on a level th...
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Rumor Patrol: Audrina Patridge In Playboy, Sarah Silverman Pregnant, More

April 14th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Audrina Patridge
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Audria Patridge Stripping For Playboy: Hot damn! Former The Hills hottie Audrina Patridge is taking it all off in an exclusive pictorial for Playboy. "She loves her body, and her mom is pushing her to do it," a source told In Touch.

Verdict: False. Sorry to get your hopes up. In Touch is notorious for claiming hot stars will pose in Playboy - they also claimed Lea Michele would be in the mag, and that ...
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Tina Fey: 'Alec Baldwin Is Not Leaving 30 Rock'

April 13th, 2012 8:25am EDT
Tina Fey
Tina Fey has reassured 30 Rock fans Alec Baldwin is staying on the show for at least another season.

Speculation that the actor is leaving the Emmy-winning comedy has grown after he tweeted he would be "leaving (TV network) NBC just in time" earlier this month.

However, 30 Rock creator Fey insists her lead male star has no plans to leave in the immediate future.

She tells The View, "As far as I know, he's not leaving the show. We're all in this together till the end. I think he just maybe means that the end of the show is visible on the horizon."

"We can't do this for 35 years. We'd ...
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Alec Baldwin's Alleged Stalker Ordered To Stay Away

April 10th, 2012 11:08am EDT
Alec Baldwin
A Canadian woman accused of stalking Alec Baldwin has been warned to stay away from the actor and his fiancee by a judge in New York.

Genevieve Sabourin, 40, was arrested on Sunday after allegedly turning up outside the 30 Rock star's Manhattan home and she was booked on five misdemeanor counts of harassment and stalking.

She appeared at Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday for arraignment and was released on her own recognizance, but the judge issued a temporary order of protection - warning her to stay away from Baldwin and his fiancee Hilaria Thomas and not to send the actor any emails...
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Alec Baldwin Fan Arrested Outside His Manhattan Home

April 9th, 2012 11:15am EDT
Alec Baldwin
An overzealous Alec Baldwin fan has been arrested in New York City on suspicion of stalking the star after turning up outside the actor's Manhattan home.

Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin allegedly professed her love to the newly-engaged funnyman in a series of emails and text messages but, upon receiving no response, the Montreal native jetted to Baldwin's home in the Hamptons on March 31st, prompting the 30 Rock star to file a police complaint.

On Sunday night, the 40 year old showed up at Baldwin's Manhattan residence, causing a second security scare.

The actor, who was not home ...
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Tracy Morgan Hits Cyclist With His Car Door

April 3rd, 2012 8:25am EDT
Tracy morgan
Funnyman Tracy Morgan has urged cyclists to make themselves more visible after a black-clad rider ploughed into his car in New York.

The 30 Rock star was involved in a minor accident in Manhattan on Monday night when a bike-riding courier slammed into the door of his car as Morgan opened it.

The actor is adamant he failed to see his fellow road-user because he was dressed head-to-toe in black - and he's advised cyclists to brighten themselves up to reduce the number of accidents in the Big Apple.

Morgan tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "I mean, this guy was wearing all blac...
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Alec Baldwin Engaged To 28-Year-Old Yoga Instructor

April 2nd, 2012 11:24am EDT
Alec Baldwin
Actor Alec Baldwin has landed an extra special birthday present this year - his girlfriend has agreed to marry him.

The 30 Rock star, who turns 54 on Tuesday, is engaged after popping the question to 28-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas.

Baldwin confirmed the news in a post on his Twitter.com page on Monday by re-tweeting a message from his pal Matthew Hiltzik which read, "Congrats to my longtime friend Alec Baldwin and his wonderful bride to be Hilaria Thomas. Congrats on his engagement."

Baldwin was previously married to actress Kim Basinger, who he divorced in 2002.
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'30 Rock' Beauty Katrina Bowden Parties At Las Vegas' Wet Republic & PURE Nightclub (Pics)

April 1st, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Katrina Bowden
Last night, PURE Nightclub welcomed the 30 Rock beauty Katrina Bowden as she hosted an unforgettable soiree.

The blonde bombshell started her night off at the delicious Asian restaurant Social House located inside Crystals at CityCenter. Accompanied by her fiancé Benjamin Jorgensen and guests, the sultry star captured the attention of restaurantgoers as she enjoyed the delectable cuisine, laughed, drank and prepared for her evening out in Sin City.

Arriving just after 11 p.m. the Maxim cover girl hit the red carpet in a stunning coral, one-shouldered, fitted lace dress. Bowden wowed the p...
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Alec Baldwin Accuses Twitter User Of 'Borderline Threatening' Girlfriend

March 21st, 2012 8:21am EDT
Alec Baldwin
Actor Alec Baldwin has accused a follower on Twitter.com of allegedly "threatening" and harassing his girlfriend.

The 30 Rock star is a big fan of the social networking site and often gets into heated debates with fellow users, but on Tuesday, Baldwin revealed he has been having trouble with one particular follower.

The actor claims the user has been sending negative messages to his partner, Hilaria Thomas, and he urged fans to flood the nasty follower's page with criticisms.

In a series of posts, he writes, "I have some wonderful, fully engaged and, sometimes critical people that I e...
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'30 Rock' Star Katrina Bowden Hits Spring Break To Promote 'Just Dance 3' (Pics)

March 11th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Katrina Bowden
Sexy 30 Rock star Katrina Bowden joined Spring Breakers at the Boardwalk Beach Resort in Panama City, Florida, Thursday afternoon for some fun in the sun and a little dancing.

The newly engaged star hosted a couple of parties promoting Ubisoft's hot new "Just Dance 3" videogame and Maxim magazine.

During the day she spent most of her time in the Just Dance 3 Cabana, dancing to hit songs from the likes of Katy Perry, Britney Spears and LMFAO, and later in the evening she took the party to Hammerhead Fred's Bar for an epic dance-off to her favorite song in the game, Perry's "California Gurl...
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Season 14 Cast Of 'Dancing With The Stars' Revealed

February 28th, 2012 11:00am EST
Dancing with the Stars Season 14 Cast
The new celebrity cast of Dancing with the Stars has been released on Good Morning America, and we have the full list right here. The cast ranges from actresses to football players to musicians.

Jack Wagner is a soap opera star most known for his roles on General Hospital and Melrose Place. His pro partner is Anna Trebunskaya.

Melissa Gilbert is known for her child acting role on Little House on the Prairie, which she started when she was nine. Maksim Chmerkovskiy is her pro partner.

Donald Driver is wide receiver for the 2010 Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers, who drafted him in 19...
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Tracy Morgan Cheers Up Patriots Fans With Airport Comedy Routine

February 8th, 2012 8:16am EST
Tracy Morgan
Funnyman Tracy Morgan cheered up miserable New England Patriots fans on their way home from the Super Bowl by putting on an impromptu comedy show at Indianapolis Airport.

The 30 Rock star jetted out to Indianapolis, Indiana to see his favorite team, the New York Giants, emerge victorious over the Patriots in the big game on Sunday.

Morgan mingled with other traveling football fans on his way back to New York on Monday, and he burst into an impromptu stand-up set at the airport to keep their spirits up.

Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels charity, was among the crowd at the ter...
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Tracy Morgan's Mother Facing Home Foreclosure

January 31st, 2012 3:22pm EST
Tracy Morgan
Funnyman Tracy Morgan's estranged mom is facing foreclosure on her home after failing to make $25,000 in mortgage payments.

Alicia Warden, 61, lost her job in Ohio last year and she has since fallen on hard times.

The 30 Rock star's sister Asia Morgan has now called on her famous brother to step in and help after bank chiefs moved to reclaim their mother's house.

Asia tells the New York Daily News, "My mom's house isn't extravagant, but it's her home. Her health is failing. She has diabetes, and her legs are giving out on her. This would be a drop in the bucket for Tracy... My mother ...
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'30 Rock's' Katrina Bowden Is Engaged

January 30th, 2012 8:17am EST
Katrina Bowden
Actress Katrina Bowden is engaged to marry her musician boyfriend Ben Jorgensen after he proposed over the weekend.

The 30 Rock star announced the happy news on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, revealing her partner popped the question the day before.

Bowden, who was wearing her new engagement ring, told E! host Giuliana Rancic, "I was so shocked. And I said, 'Oh my God,' and I hugged him... He said, 'Is that a yes?'

"We talked about it, so it wasn't out of nowhere, but I was so surprised. That's why I forgot to say 'yes' at first."
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