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Tony Shalhoub Joins The Cast Of Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'

August 20th, 2014 11:52pm EDT
Tony Shalhoub
Tony Shalhoub has landed a recurring role and joined the cast of Showtime's dark comedy Nurse Jackie.

The former "Monk" star will play an ER doctor named Bernard Prince on the show, the pay TV network announced on Wednesday.

Shalhoub's character replaces that of star Peter Facinelli, who will not return to the series for the upcoming seventh season.

According to Variety, Shalhoub's character will have a "great bedside manner" and work well with boss Gloria Akalitus (Anna Deavere Smith). He'll also "offer Jackie (Edie Falco) something she desperately needs -- a friend."

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Adam Ferrara Returns In Season 6 Of 'Nurse Jackie'

April 13th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Adam Ferrara Returns In Season 6 Of 'Nurse Jackie'
That Jackie Peyton is one lucky gal.

The always hilarious, permanently awesome Adam Ferrara is now a series regular in Season 6 of Nurse Jackie, which kicks off tonight at 9 PM ET/PT on Showtime. He was recurring last season as NYPD officer Frank Verelli, who was determined to romance Jackie (award-winner Edie Falco).

In the new season, Frank and Jackie are still together - but Frank has no idea that Jackie has fallen off the wagon and is once again dealing with her addiction.

Adam is currently hard at work shooting new episodes of Top Gear for History, alongside co-hosts Rutledge Wood a...
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Check Out 'Nurse Jackie' Season 5 On DVD & Blu-ray Feb. 18

February 16th, 2014 7:35am EST
Nurse Jackie season 5
Nurse Jackie returns for a fifth season with Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, a role that has earned Falco her third consecutive Primetime Emmyr nomination.

After leaving rehab early, Jackie finds sobriety and relative happiness -- but that is the calm before the storm. With her marriage coming to an end, a careless accident sends Jackie to her own All Saints Hospital for emergency care.

While recovering, she meets NYC policeman Frank Verelli (Adam Ferrera), whose flirtatious advances may lead Jackie into uncharted territory: dating. Stepping out of her usual comfort zone, challenged by new...
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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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'Nurse Jackie' Preview: Morris Chestnut And Adam Ferrara Bring New Energy To Season 5

April 14th, 2013 3:00pm EDT
Nurse Jackie
Nurse Jackie returns to Showtime for its fifth season with more sharp witticisms - and with the bonus of having added some strong new performers to its cast.

Season five comes with some behind-the-scenes changes. It's the first since the departure of co-creator Liz Brixius, who wrote or co-wrote half of the previous cycle, including the season four finale. (Brixius retains a consulting producer credit.) As she leaves, joining the series is former Dexter writer-producer Clyde Phillips, who served as showrunner for the serial killer drama's fourth season. Phillips wrote tonight's Jackie seas...
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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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Billie Joe Armstrong Lands Role On 'Nurse Jackie'

January 24th, 2012 10:20pm EST
Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong's theatrical debut in 2010 and 2011 has helped him land a big TV role opposite Edie Falco in Nurse Jackie.

The punk rocker will play a potential love interest for Falco's drug-using medic character in the opening episode of season four, which will air in April, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Armstrong, who turns 40 next month, made his professional acting debut on Broadway in the Green Day musical American Idiot.

He'll join new cast member Rosie Perez on the hit show.
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Billie Joe Armstrong Joins 'Nurse Jackie'

October 7th, 2011 11:29am EDT
Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is taking his first steps into acting by accepting a role on hit TV show Nurse Jackie.

The singer has spent time on the Broadway stage starring in his band's musical American Idiot and now he is moving to the small screen by joining the fourth series of Edie Falco's show.

Nurse Jackie's executive producer Richie Jackson revealed the news by posting a picture of Armstrong and Falco on Twitter.com, writing, "Edie and our new cast member (Billie Joe Armstrong)! Wait til you see the season premiere!"
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'Mad Men' And 'Mildred Pierce' Lead 2011 Primetime Emmy Nominations (See List)

July 14th, 2011 10:19am EDT
Mad Men
Hit drama Mad Men looks set to dominate the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards after scoring 19 nominations, including Best Drama.

Mad Men star Jon Hamm will go up against the likes of Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Hugh Laurie (House) and Michael C. Hall (Dexter) for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, while his co-star Elisabeth Moss will battle for the lead actress prize against Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Kathy Bates (Harry's Law).

The Outstanding Drama Series category will be a closely-fought affair - Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Friday Night Ligh...
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Q&A: Betsy Brandt On What Makes 'Breaking Bad' So Good

July 10th, 2011 5:00pm EDT
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When last we left Breaking Bad's Marie Schrader, she had seen her husband, DEA agent Hank Schrader (Dean Norris), shot four times. Accusing his colleagues of not doing enough to protect him, she found help in the person of her sister, Skyler White (Deadwood's Anna Gunn), who offered to pay for Hank's medical expenses...with money that Marie believes came from illegal card counting. Oh, if she only knew. Now as season four of Breaking Bad arrives next week, I sat down with actress Betsy Brandt to discuss Marie's continuing journey and what it's been like to live in her skin for this ...
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Nurse Jackie Steps Up For ‘Batting Practice’ June 13 Recap

June 14th, 2011 11:59am EDT
Arjun Gupta as Sam and Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton in Nurse Jack
Jackie wakes up as Kevin is tiptoeing out of the room. He wanted to let her sleep, but he wants to get in some batting practice before the day starts. As she gets the kids ready for school, she watches Grace and Fiona take their vitamins, and her face, grim with craving, causes Grace to ask her mother if she wants a vitamin. “No thanks, sweetie. Those are for you.” says Jackie. But I think she’s thinking about Grace’s Xanax.

At the Batting Cage, Kevin is furiously swatting at the balls, with Eddie watching. Kevin tells Eddie that he can’t look at Jackie anymore. All of the unspoken things,...
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Nurse Jackie' Says 'F**k The Lemurs' June 7

June 13th, 2011 12:13pm EDT
Nurse Jackie
After a week of cold turkey, out of meds, and with her pusher dead, Jackie’s beginning to see the very cold light of reality. As though jonesing for drugs wasn’t enough punishment, the world keeps spinning, and Jackie keeps trying to keep all the balls of her life in the air.

First up, Jackie and Kevin’s daughter, Grace, has asked her psychologist to put her on medication. Grace can’t get her thoughts to slow down, and her dream journal chronicles nightmares about animals and fire. She’s also afraid she’s going to start pulling her hair out again. The psychologist recommends a child sized ...
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'Nurse Jackie' Recap 'Orchids And Salami' May 10

May 11th, 2011 11:16am EDT
Nurse Jackie
Jackie is woken from sleep by Grace, who feels like her heart is racing. Over a 2 a.m. cup of cocoa, Grace shows Jackie and Kevin her collection of cards depicting ‘gruesome saints’ deaths,’ which her parents suspect may be causing the sleeplessness. Sipping from her “World’s Greatest Mom” mug, Jackie is pleased when Kevin tells her she’s a good mom.

The next morning, she slips out to score drugs at the East Bay Diner. The nasty drug dealer, Bill, is still charging her $200. per daily dose of 5 pills, though he claims he gave her 6. Leaving, she bumps into Sam, who asks if she’s a friend o...
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'Nurse Jackie' 'When The Saints Go' Recap May 2

May 3rd, 2011 4:31pm EDT
Nurse Jackie
At the pub, Grace has been Google-ing various names for Satan. Oh, and Justin Bieber, which I believe, may be another of those names. Then Aunt Tunie explains to Fiona and Grace that, should they be arrested, they should use their one phone call to call her. A fight breaks out between two patrons, and Kevin brandishes a baseball bat to make them leave. Later that night, Jackie and Kevin gets amorous.

Next morning, Jackie is Google-ing various names for oxycontin. But when Kevin checks Jackie’s history, all he finds are searches for AA meetings and withdrawal symptoms. Later, Tunie tells J...
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'Nurse Jackie' 'Rat Falls' Recap April 27, 2011

April 28th, 2011 10:37am EDT
Nurse Jackie
Is Zoey going a little loony? Jackie can’t understand why Zoey is getting so upset over some regular visitors to the ER, and then can’t understand why Eddie is texting Tunie. Hang on – maybe Jackie is the one getting a little loony! Jackie warns Eddie that Tunie was up half the night, hacking in to her ex-boyfriend, the pilot’s, email. But go for it, if that’s what you want. He offers her valium, to take the edge off. “There is no edge,” she says, then races off to where she’s hidden the last of her private stash, in a ceiling tile in an unused office.

The stash, the last of the pills she...
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'Nurse Jackie' 'Mitten' April 18, 2011 Episode ReCap

April 19th, 2011 11:02am EDT
Nurse Jackie
Jackie’s elaborate hiding skills are shown as she transfers bags of pills to various stashes in the laundry room.

At lunch with Dr. O’Hara, Jackie intervenes when a belligerent customer berates a waitress, and forces him to apologize for his actions. O’Hara is amused, and says she has missed Jackie. Looks like they are back to being BFFs.

Zooey, working her first double shift, has attached a pedometer to her scrubs – every step counts! It’s morning, and she’s already up to 5000 steps. She’s speed-walking in place to up the mileage. Akalitus shows the staff a bus advertisement that Bellev...
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'Nurse Jackie' Recap: Play Me On God's Piano

April 15th, 2011 10:53am EDT
Nurse Jackie
As "Optimistic Voices" from "The Wizard of Oz," plays, Jackie continues to try to win Kevin’s trust back by making pancakes, and preparing special sandwiches for his lunch. She also tells him that she’s put in a good word for Eddie at the hospital, and she thinks he has a shot at getting the job.

The lilting Munchkin voices should have alerted us that things are going to get weird. We’re definitely not in Kansas, my friends.

When she wakes Gracie and Fiona, she discovers Kevin’s sister, Tunie, has stayed the night. Apparently Tunie’s sugar daddy boyfriend broke up with her, via text messa...
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'Nurse Jackie' Gets 'Enough Rope' Recap

April 2nd, 2011 7:42am EDT
Nuse Jackie
In the latest episode of "Nurse Jackie," Jackie and Kevin walk Fiona and Grace to school, for Fiona’s first day. As other students skip double dutch, the teacher tells Fiona that the other students will be excited to meet her.

In Akalitus’ office, she too is attempting rope skipping, as she studies a photo of her idol, Michelle Obama, in full jump. Zoey interrupts, saying she has a complaint. The Maternity ward nurses have been stealing all of the good plastic gloves. Akalitus tells her to steal them back, but Zoey is afraid that she’ll be caught and not able to dissemble if questioned. Zo...
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'Nurse Jackie' Season 3 Advance Review

March 30th, 2011 2:10pm EDT
Nurse Jackie
Nurse Jackie's third season arrived on our TVs on Monday night. I saw the pilot when it premiered, but I've been saying that I'd go back to it and never did. Thanks for kicking me in the behind, Showtime! So let's take a look at how this season shapes up, shall we?

The one great pleasure for me with this show is its cast. It's safe to say that Edie Falco has officially broken typecasting with her Emmy-winning performance as Jackie Peyton, and I give her credit for making an insufferable character more likable than I would have thought. But the real joys for me are the names I've see...
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Nurse Jackie Says 'Game On' In Season 3 Premiere – Recap

March 29th, 2011 10:46am EDT
Nurse Jackie
Some interventions just don’t take. And addicts can twist the simplest fact into a pretzel. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that Jackie’s response to her husband Kevin’s interrogation about her pharmacy purchases was a litany of explanations and complaints that neatly explained away her guilt.

But no matter how glib her cover up, Jackie’s still got some ‘splaining to do. Let’s see – she’s addicted to pain killers, having an affair with a co-worker, is coping with a child with mental issues, has taken money from a rich co-worker/friend for her kid’s education even though the father doesn’t w...
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Singer Chely Wright Nominated For GLAAD Award

January 20th, 2011 9:55am EST
Chely Wright
Lesbian country singer Chely Wright has been tipped to take the top music prize at the upcoming Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards.

The singer rocked the world of country music in May by becoming the genre's first openly gay star, and now GLAAD bosses have recognized her with a nomination in the Outstanding Music Artist category for her album Lifted Off the Ground.

She'll go up against Scissor Sisters (Night Work), Antony and the Johnsons (Swanlights), Big Freedia (Big Freedia Hitz Vol. 1) and Kele Okereke (The Boxer).

Cher and Christina Aguilera's movie Bu...
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Melissa Etheridge's Former Partner Slams New Romance

January 19th, 2011 8:14am EST
Tammy Lynn Michaels
Melissa Etheridge's former partner Tammy Lynn Michaels has voiced her anger after revelations of the star's new relationship hit headlines this week .

The Come To My Window hit-maker ended her nine-year romance with Michaels in April 2010, and the break-up turned messy last summer as they battled over finances and custody of their four-year-old twins, Johnnie Rose and Miller.

Etheridge has found love again with TV writer Linda Wallem, who ironically acted as 'best man' at the pair's wedding in 2003, and after news of the relationship broke on Tuesday, Michaels took to her blog to claim ...
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Melissa Etheridge Has A New Girlfriend

January 18th, 2011 4:30pm EST
Melissa Etheridge
Singer Melissa Etheridge has bounced back following her split from longterm partner Tammy Lynn Michaels last year - she's reportedly found love with TV writer Linda Wallem.

The hitmaker ended her nine-year relationship with Michaels in April 2010, and the break-up turned messy last summer as they battled over finances and custody of their four-year-old twins, Johnnie Rose and Miller.

But the lesbian star has refused to let the bitter split impact her search for lasting love and she's since settled down with her best friend Wallem, creator of medical drama "Nurse Jackie."

Ironically, Wall...
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2011 Golden Globe Awards Fashion - The Hits & Misses

January 17th, 2011 9:07am EST
2011 Golden Globes Fashion
Strapless and shoulder-baring dresses were popular at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards, and many celebrities walked the red carpet wearing all sorts of beautiful dresses.

Of course, there were a few duds as well, including "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen who showed a little nipple and Helena Bonham Carter who wore two different colored shoes.

Take a look at the photos below, and tell us what you think were the best and worst of the evening!

THE MISSES!

"Mad Men" star January Jones showed too much for such a classy event

Christina Aguilera

Sandra Bullock looks like she got stuc...
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'30 Rock' Scores Trio Of Nods For Writers Guild Awards

December 9th, 2010 9:01pm EST
30 Rock
Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey's hit comedy 30 Rock has landed a trio of nominations for the 2011 Writers Guild Awards.

The sitcom will compete with Modern Family, Glee, Nurse Jackie and The Office for the best comedy series title, while 30 Rock has landed two mentions in the comedy episode category.

Martin Scorsese's hit show Boardwalk Empire has scored critical acclaim with nominations for new series and drama series, which will see it go head-to-head with Mad Men, Dexter, Friday Night Lights and Breaking Bad, which is another triple nominee alongside Modern Family.

The shortlists for the f...
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Mega-Emmy Diary 2010

August 30th, 2010 8:00am EDT
2010 Emmys
It's Emmy time again, kids. And you know what that means: Mega Emmy Diary time.

Now this is something of special ceremony in my estimation as it is so chock full of new nominees (four alone in each comedic supporting category!) that we're likely to see some surprises and some truly touched performers break through.

So, without further ado, let's see what Jimmy Fallon can do...

5:00 – We start with a backstage shot – one of my favorite things about the Emmys has always been when the person directing the show wins and we get a look at the show being put together as it happens. So, needless...
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'Mad Men' & 'Modern Family' Win Big At Emmys; See Full List Of Winners & What They Wore!

August 30th, 2010 1:53am EDT
Emmys
Hit drama "Mad Men" and comedy newcomer "Modern Family" were the toast of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, winning the evening's top honors.

"Mad Men's" win for best drama series marked the third consecutive time the 1960s hit took the prize, seeing off competition this year from "Breaking Bad," "Dexter," "The Good Wife," "Lost" and blood-sucking vampire series "True Blood."

Best comedy series winner "Modern Family" topped "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office," "30 Rock" and "Glee" for its big win. The show's Eric Stonestreet took home the night's first prize...
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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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Kim Kardashian, Ashley Greene & Other Celebs Spice Up NY Charity Event

August 11th, 2010 3:49pm EDT
Kim Kardashian
Sexy reality star Kim Kardashian, supermodel Christie Brinkley, and "Twilight" vamp Ashley Greene, and other celebs attended an ovarian cancer research fund event in Water Mill, New York, on Tuesday.

Kim stood out in a frilly bright orange skirt, white sleeveless blouse and chunky belt, while Ashley opted for a simple white shift dress. Christie looked fresh in a beige dress with a bright blue necklace.

Other stars in attendance included "Nurse Jackie's" Edie Falco, TV host Kelly Ripa, Kim's sister Khloe and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

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Sofia Vergara Will Go Streaking After Emmy Win?

August 5th, 2010 3:00pm EDT
Sofia Vergara
Sexy Modern Family star Sofia Vergara is preparing to stop traffic in Los Angeles after the Emmy Awards - she's promised to walk naked down Sunset Boulevard if her sitcom wins.

The hit TV show is up for a total of 14 Emmys, including a nomination for the Colombian bombshell in the category of Best Supporting Actress. Network bosses at ABC responded to the success of Modern Family by running a "for your consideration" ad in industry publication Variety, declaring that if the show beats Glee, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Nurse Jackie, The Office and 30 Rock to the Outstanding Comedy Series prize,...
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