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Bryan Cranston helps fan land a date

April 14th, 2014 3:10am EDT
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Actor Bryan Cranston helped a fan ask a girl to the prom by recording a video message for him.

The Breaking Bad star was approached by Stefan Montana outside his Broadway show All The Way on Thursday (10Apr14) and the teenager asked if the actor could help him secure a prom date with a girl named Maddie.

Cranston recorded a video message, saying, "Maddie, if you don't go to prom with Stefan, then maybe your best course of action would be to tread lightly," a reference to a line from the hit drama, which Cranston delivered in the menacing voice of his character Walter White.

The high sch...

Bryan Cranston to write memoir

April 4th, 2014 3:20am EDT
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Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston is the latest star to land a publishing deal.

The multiple-Emmy winner will lift the lid on his life and career in the book, highlighting the five seasons he spent on the acclaimed TV series as chemistry teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White.

A statement from the actor reads: "Walter White taught me a lot - some of it useful, some of it dangerous. With this book, I want to tell the stories of my life and reveal the secrets and lies that I lived with for six years shooting Breaking Bad."

Cranston, who is also known for his comedic roles in Seinfeld and...

Anna Gunn returns to New York stage in Sex With Strangers

April 2nd, 2014 3:10am EDT
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Breaking Bad star Anna Gunn is returning to the New York stage in Sex With Strangers.

The Emmy winner is joining Boardwalk Empire actor Billy Magnussen in the two-person Off-Broadway production, directed by Friends star David Schwimmer and written by Laura Eason.

Magnussen will play a sex blogger who goes on a mission to find his favourite novelist, played by Gunn. Their relationship turns sexual, forcing them to face a series of unforeseen circumstances.

Gunn, whose last appearance on the Big Apple stage was in the 1996 revival of Jean Anouilh's The Rehearsal, follows in the footsteps o...

12 TV Shows You Need To Binge Watch

March 21st, 2014 7:00pm EDT
House of Cards
When Netflix released House of Cards on February 14, many fans spent more time on Valentine's Day weekend with series character Frank Underwood than they did with their significant others.

If you've managed to get through all of House of Cards Season two episodes and are looking for something else to sink your teeth into, we've come up with a list of a dozen great shows that are worth a good binge. All of these shows are available on either Netflix, HBO Go or Amazon Instant Video.

Orange is the New Black

If you're coming fresh off of House of Cards, why not take a look at Netflix's o...

Bryan Cranston goes silent for one day a week to save voice

March 14th, 2014 7:10pm EDT
Bryan Cranston
Actor Bryan Cranston has gained a new perspective on human communication after silencing himself for one day a week in a bid to save his voice for his Broadway play All The Way.

The Breaking Bad star is portraying former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson onstage and reveals he had to stop talking for one day a week after finding himself losing his voice early on in the production.

He says, "We did the show in Boston and near the end of the run there, I could feel my throat getting hoarse and I need everything because LBJ was ferocious.

"I talked to a wonderful actor, Audra McDonald, and ...

Bryan Cranston almost missed out on Godzilla remake

March 12th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
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Actor Bryan Cranston initially rejected a starring role in the new Godzilla movie reboot over fears the script wouldn't live up to his quality expectations.

The Breaking Bad star was approached to play the nuclear physicist father of co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson's character in the Hollywood remake early last year (13), but he was hesitant about signing up for the project.

He tells Playbill, "At first, I turned it down. Then my agents, who know I'm about the writing of it, told me to read it again. I did, and discovered it's not what I first thought. This is a character-driven monster movi...

Aaron Paul And Bryan Cranston To Make Appearances In 'Breaking Bad' Spinoff 'Better Call Saul'

March 1st, 2014 5:15am EST
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Breaking Bad stars Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston are reportedly close to formalizing agreements to appear on the show's spinoff, "Better Call Saul."

Paul is currently in talks for a recurring role on the forthcoming show, which will focus on the story of lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk); and Cranston is very interested in making a few cameos on the show, according to E! Online.

"Anything Vince [creator Gilligan] is involved with, I'm there," Paul recently told the Associated Press. "I owe him my entire career. And the idea of jumping into the skin of Jesse Pinkman again in his lighter d...

11 Reasons 'True Detective' Will Fill Your 'Breaking Bad' Void

February 23rd, 2014 1:30pm EST
11 Reasons 'True Detective' Will Fill Your 'Breaking Bad' Void
When TV viewers caught their final glimpse of Walter White during the series finale of "Breaking Bad" this past September, there was a collective national mourning for Vince Gilligan’s masterful AMC drama and its damaged anti-hero. But fear not heartbroken Heisenberg enthusiasts, because HBO’s riveting existential cop drama “True Detective” has all the necessary elements to get your quintessential “Breaking Bad” masterful TV drama high. Here are 11 reasons why True Detective will fill your Breaking Bad void.

1. Complicated relationship between series protagonists

One of the delights of “B...

Aaron Paul mingles with fans at iconic American bar

February 14th, 2014 3:10am EST
Aaron Paul
Former Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul celebrated the screening of his upcoming film Need For Speed by inviting a group of fans to one of America's most iconic bars for post-movie drinks.

The Emmy-winning actor attended a preview of his new car racing movie in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday (12Feb14), and to show his appreciation to the fans who turned out, he invited the entire audience to Cheers, the watering hole that served as the inspiration for the beloved U.S. sitcom of the same name.

Paul told a local Boston news station, "I am in Boston and am loving it. We had a screening of th...

Breaking Bad star Jonathan Banks joins spin-off series

January 28th, 2014 8:40pm EST
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Breaking Bad star Jonathan Banks is set to return from the dead to reprise his role as a private investigator on the series spin-off Better Call Saul.

The actor played Mike Ehrmantraut on the popular crime drama from 2009, but his character was killed off in the fifth and final season, which ended last year (13).

However, he is now set for a return to the small screen in the new series, which will serve as a prequel to Breaking Bad, according to

Better Call Saul will centre around the Bob Odenkirk's role as dodgy-dealing lawyer Saul Goodman and the evolution of his characte...

Jonathan Banks Joins 'Breaking Bad' Spinoff

January 28th, 2014 9:27am EST
Jonathan Banks
Jonathan Banks, who played Mike Ehrmantraut in "Breaking Bad," has signed on to the spinoff "Better Call Saul." Banks will join Bob Odenkirk as a series regular, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Banks appeared on two and a half seasons of "Breaking Bad" and received an Emmy nomination for his role in 2013.

"Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul" creator Vince Gilligan told THR in October, "There's obviously a danger inherent in doing a spinoff, but I just love the character of Saul Goodman so much, and part of me doesn't want to say no to this world. Personally, I'd have a hard time res...

J.J. Abrams confirms Jesse Plemons is up for Star Wars role

January 20th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Star Wars
J.J. Abrams, the brains behind the new Star Wars saga, has confirmed that Breaking Bad star Jesse Plemons is in the running for a major role in the latest instalment of the sci-fi film franchise.

The director has been reluctant to release news about the new film, but he opened up about Plemons at the Television Critics Association press tour on Sunday (19Jan14).

Abrams told, "He is one of the actors that we've talked to."

The filmmaker also confirmed that the script is finished and he's almost ready to start making the seventh Star Wars installment.

He adds, "We're working r...

American Hustle, McConaughey & Leto win top awards at SAGs

January 19th, 2014 1:10am EST
American Hustle
The stars of American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, Modern Family and Breaking Bad were the big winners at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday night (18Jan14).

The American Hustle ensemble was named Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture, while Dallas Buyers Club co-stars Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto added to their Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards wins by scooping the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role honours, and Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) and Cate Blan...

Aaron Paul and Frank Turner cameo in The Travis Waltons' video

January 16th, 2014 3:20am EST
Aaron Paul
Actor Aaron Paul and singer Frank Turner are among the celebrities who have made cameo appearances in a new music video for rising British rockers The Travis Waltons.

The Breaking Bad star and British songwriter Turner have lent their support to the group for their new single Homewrecker.

Paul introduces the video by referencing his character's iconic catchphrase, saying, "The Travis Waltons band is a b**ch and your song Homewrecker is a b**ch, b**ch".

Turner even filmed his own cameo on a cell phone in his bathroom.

The group also recruited porn star Joanna Angel, bands Bloody Knees an...

Bryan Cranston stars in movie production assistant's short film

January 15th, 2014 8:30pm EST
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Actor Bryan Cranston has made a production assistant's dream come true by starring in his short film.

The Breaking Bad star held a contest in which he sought out the best script from production assistants on the set of his new film, Cold Comes The Night.

Cranston chose Brandon Polanco as the winner and shot the short, titled Writer's Block, while the film was on delay in 2012, due to Hurricane Sandy.

Writer's Block also stars actress Lela Edgar.

Bryan Cranston is double nominee in DGA Awards

January 10th, 2014 3:10am EST
Bryan Cranston
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston is celebrating two nominations for the 2014 Directors Guild of America Awards.

The multiple Emmy winner received nods in both the comedy and drama categories for the 66th annual prizegiving.

Cranston, who played drug kingpin Walter White on Breaking Bad, was nominated for outstanding directorial achievement in a dramatic series for the episode Blood Money, as well as outstanding directorial achievement in a comedy series for the Modern Family episode The Old Man & The Tree.

Cranston will be up against Breaking Bad creator and executive producer Vince Gill...

Alice Eve had to keep her Breaking Bad superfan underwraps on new Bryan Cranston film

January 9th, 2014 3:20am EST
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Actress Alice Eve struggled to keep her inner-Breaking Bad geek from breaking out on the set of her new movie Cold Comes The Night because all she wanted to do was quiz co-star Bryan Cranston about the final season of the drama.

The Star Trek Into Darkness star admits she was hooked on the show and was so excited when she learned she would be working with the man behind drug kingpin character Walter White, but that meant keeping her cool on set.

She tells, "Bryan is a consummate professional and a very generous actor, so it was a great experience for me to work with him....

Police Arrest 'Breaking Bad' Contest Winner For Drugs

January 3rd, 2014 8:27am EST
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This story needs an "irony" tag. On New Year's Eve, police arrested a "Breaking Bad" superfan who won a contest to watch the finale of the hit drug drama with the cast. He was charged with masterminding a drug distribution operation.

Florida officials claim Ryan Lee Carroll shipped synthetic marijuana across the United States from his home in Fort Myers. Authorities raided his headquarters and seized more than $1 million of the illegal substance as well as a souvenir Hazmat suit signed by "Breaking Bad" stars.

The hugely popular A&E series, which just completed its final season, centered ...

Breaking Bad superfan busted on drug charges

January 2nd, 2014 8:30pm EST
Breaking Bad
A Florida man who won a contest to watch the finale of hit drama Breaking Bad with the cast was arrested on New Year's Eve (31Dec13) and charged with masterminding a drug distribution operation.

Police in Fort Myers claim Ryan Lee Carroll shipped synthetic marijuana across the U.S. from his home in the city.

Authorities seized more than $1 million (£667,000) of the illegal substance and a souvenir Hazmat suit signed by Breaking Bad stars during a raid on his headquarters.

The drama series, which ended last year (Sep13), followed the fortunes of Bryan Cranston's cancer-stricken former hig...

Krysten Ritter strikes up Twitter conversation with Jared Leto

January 2nd, 2014 8:30pm EST
Jared Leto
Actress Krysten Ritter is hoping to kickstart 2014 with a new friendship after striking up a conversation with her childhood crush Jared Leto online.

The Breaking Bad star took to her blog in the early hours of Thursday (02Jan14) to praise the actor/rocker for his performance as a HIV-positive transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club, and she was stunned to receive a response from Leto himself.

She tweeted, "I've been in love w/ (with) @JaredLeto since I was 10. He is so amazing in Dallas buyers (sic)! What a talent!"

The compliment prompted Leto to reply, "Thx (thanks) so muc...

Cancelled Ripper Street tops Radio Times TV poll

December 30th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Ripper Street
BBC bosses who recently cancelled drama Ripper Street have been left a little embarrassed after the series topped a best of British TV poll.

The period crime drama was cancelled in November (13) after two seasons due to low ratings, but it has beaten out Doctor Who, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones in a new Radio Times online survey.

More than 7,500 readers took part in the survey and Ripper Street picked up 35 per cent of the votes.

Another BBC period crime show, Peaky Blinders, finishes second on the poll and Doctor Who comes in third.

Broadchurch and Breaking Bad round out the top fi...

5 Best TV Shows Of 2013

December 26th, 2013 4:00pm EST
The Good Wife
Every year a new crop of shows pop up, while the old crop strives to keep the audience’s attention. Some shows fall from grace, transforming from fan favorites to overrated dreck. Other shows maintain or succeed the quality that viewers have come to expect from their favorite programs. This year many returning shows had their best season ever, while new programs wowed new audiences. The shows on this list are the best 2013 had to offer.

1. The Good Wife

Alicia Florrick spent four seasons living up to the show’s title, acting like a sweet, mild-mannered lawyer who helps her clients, with h...

'American Hustle' & '12 Years A Slave' Lead 2014 Golden Globes Nominations

December 12th, 2013 9:50am EST
American Hustle
American Hustle and 12 Years A Slave are going head-to-head at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards after landing six nominations each.

The dramatic comedy will go up against Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska and Wolf of Wall Street for Best Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy.

Its stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams scored a mention for Best Performance In A Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical), while Jennifer Lawrence picked up a nod for her supporting role and David O. Russell landed a nomination for Best Director.

The film also picked up a Best Screenplay - Motion Picture nod.

Steve McQueen's 1...

5 TV Actors We're Thankful For In 2013

November 28th, 2013 11:00am EST
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Thanksgiving is upon us and it's time for us to give our thanks - for the acting performances that make doing what we do worthwhile.

There are so many talented actors and actresses out there that we don't possibly have the space to recognize them all, but here are the five gentlemen who made us thankful that we were around to write about them over the past year, in alphabetical order.

1) Josh Charles, The Good Wife (CBS)

There's nothing sweeter to those of us watching an actor we love swing for the fences, and that's exactly what's been happening with Josh Charles this TV season. America...

'Breaking Bad' Alternate Ending Takes Bryan Cranston Full-Circle To 'Malcolm In The Middle'

November 18th, 2013 7:02pm EST
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Was Bryan Cranston's hit AMC series Breaking Bad just a bad dream?

A spoof alternate ending that was shot for the show recently surfaced, and the clip features Cranston's former Malcolm In The Middle co-star Jane Kaczmarek reprising her role.

The clip starts with Cranston as his meth-cooking character Walter White, aka Heisenberg, before he suddenly wakes up from the middle of a dream as "Malcolm In The Middle" dad Hal. He sits up in bed and wake wife Lois (Kaczmarek), telling her, "I just had the scariest dream.

"I was this meth dealer," he adds. "Yeah. I was this world class chemist an...

RJ Mitte embarking on music career

November 13th, 2013 3:20am EST
RJ Mitte
Breaking Bad star Rj Mitte is eager to swap acting for music after taking up guitar lessons in a bid to make his chart dreams come true.

The 21 year old, who has cerebral palsy, reveals he wants to embark on a new chapter of his entertainment career after spending the past five years portraying the son of Bryan Cranston's Walter White character on the critically-acclaimed drama, which wrapped for good earlier this year (13).

He tells, "I'm working on it (music career) right now - we'll see what happens.

"I'm learning guitar, I'm learning piano. I have a bit of an issue a...

Vince Gilligan to make acting debut on Community

November 4th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Vince Gilligan
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is set to make his acting debut on U.S. TV show Community.

Gilligan will play a gold digger who helps to escalate a fight between Alison Brie and Danny Pudi's characters, according to

The episode featuring Gilligan has already been filmed and will air next year (14).

Gilligan is following in the footsteps of Breaking Bad star Jonathan Banks, who joined Community for an 11-episode arc in the upcoming fifth season, which premieres on 2 January (14).

Incidentally, another Breaking Bad alum, Anna Gunn, also announced on Monday (04Nov13) that she ...

Walter White's Headstone Removed From New Mexico Cemetery

October 23rd, 2013 10:15am EDT
Breaking Bad
A gravestone of Bryan Cranston's fictional character Walter White, from the hit AMC series Breaking Bad, has been removed from a New Mexico cemetery - following complaints from residents and grieving families.

More than 200 devoted fans of the show held a faux memorial for Walter White, the chemistry teacher-turned-drug manufacturer played by Cranston, in Albuquerque, where the show is set, over the weekend.

The resting place of the gravestone sparked outrage from relatives of loved ones buried at the Sunset Memorial Park over fears the site would become a tourist attraction, and a petiti...

'Breaking Bad' Funeral Raises $17,000 For Charity

October 21st, 2013 5:00pm EDT
Breaking Bad
Over the weekend, hundreds of fans attended a funeral for Bryan Cranston's fictional character Walter White from "Breaking Bad." The event raised $17,000 for charity.

The series, which ended in September after five seasons, centered on a chemistry teacher-turned-drug manufacturer.

The show was set and filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and on Saturday, 200 people showed up to the "funeral" in the city. A funeral procession was led by a hearse and White's infamous motor home, where the character cooked meth.

"Breaking Bad" set decorator Michael Flowers gave a eulogy, and following the ser...

Walter White's funeral raises $17,000 for charity

October 21st, 2013 3:11am EDT
Bryan Cranston
The funeral organised by fans for Bryan Cranston's fictional character on Breaking Bad raised $17,000 (£11,300) for charity on Saturday (19Oct13).

The memorial for Walter White, the chemistry teacher-turned-drug manufacturer played by Cranston, attracted 200 people in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the series was set and filmed.

Admission to the event helped raise thousands of dollars for the city's Healthcare for the Homeless organisation, which also helps people battling drug addictions.

The 'mourners' attended a funeral procession led by a hearse and White's infamous motor home, where...

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