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'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' Lead 2013 Emmy Awards

September 23rd, 2013 7:31am EDT
Breaking Bad
'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' were the big winners at the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards last night.

The critically acclaimed Bryan Cranston-starring show - which is due to conclude later this month after five seasons - was lauded with the night's top prize for Best Drama and actress Anna Gunn, who plays Skyler White, added to the accolades with a Best Supporting Actress trophy.

Show creator and writer Vince Gilligan admitted he didn't expect the victory as he took the stage at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

He said: "I did not see this coming. I thought this was going to be '...
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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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James Wolk: The One to Watch in 2013

February 11th, 2013 9:15am EST
James Wolk
James Wolk is the best actor whose name you don't know. But you've seen him. You've seen his performances, which have been great from the start and have just kept getting better. Not only is he consistent, but that intangible quality that others aspire to, he has. Whether it's a supporting part in a movie or a leading role on television, he's elevated every project that he's been in. Oh, and he's also one of Hollywood's true gentlemen. Now, in 2013, there's no limit to what he can do.

He's no overnight success, either. He's worked his way to the top of his craft, and the rise began with a ...
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Sigourney Weaver: 'I Tried To Speak To Ronald Reagan About Abortion'

July 2nd, 2012 10:10am EDT
Sigourney Weaver
Several years ago during a high-profile party, Sigourney Weaver was escorted away after she tried to discuss abortion with President Ronald Reagan.

The actress was humiliated after she was forcefully "removed from the room" after striking up a conversation with Reagan and his stand against abortion.

"I tried to speak to Ronald Reagan about abortion and I was lifted up by his creatures and removed from the room," she recalls.

"It was at a dinner party he was holding for the Saudis (Saudi Arabia) and I was invited. I thought I'd go because I want to talk to him about his stand against abor...
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Sigourney Weaver To Star In TV Series 'Political Animals'

March 7th, 2012 3:25pm EST
Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver is heading to TV in a new political drama series.

The Avatar actress has won the lead role in Political Animals, which focuses on a former First Lady and her family after her time in the White House and her marriage comes to an end.

It will be the first major role in a TV series for Weaver, who began her career in theatre before shooting to fame in the Alien sci-fi franchise.

Her only previous ventures to the small screen have been minor roles in TV series and appearances in several made-for-TV movies.
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