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What Hillary Clinton could learn from TV's women in power

26 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Power, plots and controversial haircuts … Hillary Clinton may have set her sights on the White House, but the TV characters she inspired – in Veep, House of Cards and Madam Secretary – are way ahead of her

If imitation really is flattery, then Hillary Rodham Clinton should be thrilled by the American TV schedules. As she sets out on her second bid to become the country’s first woman president, three fictional female politicians – all based to some extent on her – are running alongside.

In the latest series of Veep (broadcast in the UK on Sky Atlantic), central character Selina Meyer is already president; and, with CBS having commissioned a second term of Madam Secretary (the first season is currently on Sky Living), the narrative logic seems to point to secretary of state Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) launching a bid for the White House. Viewers of House of Cards (Netflix) must also »

- Mark Lawson

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Jill Hennessy Joins CBS’ ‘Madam Secretary’

20 July 2015 5:30 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Crossing Jordan and Law & Order alum Jill Hennessy is set for a recurring role on CBS drama series Madam Secretary. Hennessy will play Jane Fellows, Henry’s (Tim Daly) new Defense Intelligence Agency handler who is a commanding yet discreet political operator known for keeping cool in a crisis and who might not always see eye-to-eye with Henry. Her character will be introduced during the series’ second-season premiere on Sunday, October 4. Téa Leoni stars as Secretary of… »

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Albright on the night: former Us secretary of state plays herself in drama

15 July 2015 4:31 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Madeleine Albright is to make a guest appearance as herself on political drama Madam Secretary

Madeleine Albright, the Us secretary of state who under Bill Clinton helped shape the country’s stance on the Balkans and Iraq, is to pass on her hard-earned wisdom to one of her successors – though an entirely fictional one.

She is to take a guest role as herself in CBS political drama Madam Secretary, starring Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, a secretary of state drafted in following the suspicious death of her predecessor. She then attempts to wrest control of global events at the same time as she wrangles her family life.

Beyond honored to have @Madeleine Albright on the #MadamSecretary set today! #MatchingPins

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- Ben Beaumont-Thomas

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Madeleine Albright to Guest Star on ‘Madam Secretary’

14 July 2015 10:36 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will guest star as herself on an episode of the CBS drama “Madam Secretary,” the network announced Tuesday. In the episode, which will air this fall, Albright advises Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) on how to navigate a sticky situation with National Security Advisor Craig Sterling (guest star Julian Acosta) that is threatening to fracture her relationship with President Dalton (Keith Carradine). Albright is the first woman to become the U.S. Secretary of State. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on Dec. 5, 1996, and was unanimously confirmed by a U.S. »

- Joe Otterson

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Madeleine Albright to Guest Star on ‘Madam Secretary’

14 July 2015 10:22 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Madam Secretary” has booked a former secretary of state.

Madeleine Albright, the first woman to hold the position, will guest star as herself on a fall episode of the CBS drama.

In the episode, Albright advises Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) on how to navigate a difficult situation with National Security Adviser Craig Sterling (guest star Julian Acosta) that’s threatening her relationship with President Conrad Dalton (Keith Carradine).

The second season of “Madam Secretary” premieres Sunday, October 4.



- Debra Birnbaum

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‘Madam Secretary’s’ Téa Leoni on Her Character’s Real-Life Inspiration and 6 Other Emmy Contender Quickies

24 June 2015 4:22 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hollywood has taken notice of Téa Leoni’s powerful portrayal of a fictional secretary of state in the CBS breakout drama “Madam Secretary.” Leoni plays Elizabeth McCord, a former CIA operative pulled into politics by her former boss, now president of the United States. While she is one of the most powerful women in Washington, McCord faces the delicate challenge of balancing a demanding career and family life. An Emmy contender for Best Actress in a Drama, Leoni spoke to TheWrap about her character’s real-life inspiration , her costar Tim Daly and Los Angeles traffic. Also Read: CBS Renews 'Madam. »

- Kathy Zerbib and Anita Bennett

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Video Game Review – Lego Jurassic World

20 June 2015 7:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kris Wall reviews Lego Jurassic World

You have to hand it to Traveller’s Tales, they’re clearly huge fans of the licences they come to develop for with each new Lego game they make. Despite one coming out seemingly every 6 months now, each one features an obvious love, respect and understanding of the licence material that has managed to translate the worlds of DC, Marvel, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit into some hugely fun, charming and endlessly inventive platform games. They’re games by fans, for the fans.

As a kid with a short attention span, I liked and enjoyed a lot of different things in rapid, fickle succession, but my childhood came to be defined by three things, three loves that endured my youth and lasted to this day, Batman, Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park. Traveller’s Tales have already adapted Batman and Indiana Jones »

- Kris Wall

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The Cast of The Wire Was Everywhere This TV Season

18 June 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

This month has seen Wire alums Aiden Gillen (Baltimore politico Tommy Carcetti) wrap his fifth season as ever-scheming puppet master Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish on Game of Thrones, and Pablo Schreiber (in-over-his-head dockworker Nick Sobotka) return as “Pornstache” on season three of Orange Is the New Black. Schreiber also debuts on HBO’s The Brink as a slightly out-of-his-mind, pill-popping fighter pilot, but he’s just one of a number of stars from The Wire showing up on television this season. With a snazzy new Blu-ray boxed set out to help remind viewers where many of these actors came from, here’s a roundup of where you can find them — cops and gangbangers alike.Amy Ryan (Beadie Russell)Without a doubt the biggest star in a minor role on The Wire, Amy Ryan — whose main claim to fame pre-Wire was playing Téa Leoni’s friend on the unbearable sitcom The Naked Truth »

- Ivan Cohen

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Jurassic Park III Revisited: “This Is How You Make Dinosaurs?”

10 June 2015 7:12 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

I don’t know if anyone involved in Jurassic Park III had an idea about why the movie needed to be made other than Universal Pictures keeping the IP alive. Steven Spielberg had moved on, and if he couldn’t find life in a sequel, who was going to be able to attempt it just four years later? Going with Spielberg’s former VFX art director Joe Johnston wasn’t a terrible bet, but it was also a journeyman choice. Johnston was proficient enough to get the job done, but lacked the vision to see anything through beyond “more dinosaurs.” This time, the movie spins the wheel and lands on a slightly more credible protagonist with Sam Neill returning to play Alan Grant, who is lured to Isla Sorna under the false pretenses of being a dinosaur guide to wealthy couple Paul (William H. Macy) and Amanda Kirby (Téa Leoni »

- Matt Goldberg

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In Defence Of... Jurassic Park III: Fresh, exciting and a whole lot of fun

10 June 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

14 years ago, Universal Pictures was banking on the re-invention of one of its top movie franchises becoming its biggest hit of the summer. The studio handed one of its greatest money-making franchises to a visionary director and tasked him with breathing new life into a sagging franchise. This director would need to create a movie that winked at its past, while also expanding its world beyond its memorable but somewhat limiting premise. Sound familiar?

Long before Jurassic World there was Jurassic Park III, a 2001 movie that has largely been swept under the rug by fans of the blockbuster film series. Pinpointing exactly why Jurassic Park III is so often ignored is difficult. When Jurassic Park III is referenced in the public discourse, it's often unfavourably compared to the original Jurassic Park or disregarded as being as bad or worse than The Lost World. Make no mistake - Jurassic Park III is much, »

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Bad Boys 3 movie: Joe Carnahan to write and direct?

9 June 2015 9:58 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Bad Boys 3 movie A Bad Boys 3 movie could be written and directed by Joe Carnahan, the filmmaker who brought us the likes of The Grey, Smokin’ Aces and The A-Team movie.

We love Bad Boys here at Thn, and can’t believe that Michael Bay hasn’t serviced us with one since 2003. Now it looks like the challenge of putting a Bad Boys 3 movie onto the screen has fallen to The Grey director Joe Carnahan who is in very early talks to write and direct.

The filmmaker, who also brought us that rather brilliant Narc movie many years ago, will actually rewrite David Guggenheim‘s ‘strong draft’ for a potential Bad Boys 3 movie for producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Deadline, who broke the story, reveal that this could be Will Smith‘s next movie following his work on the Suicide Squad movie over at Warner Bros.

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- Paul Heath

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Everything Wrong With Jurassic Park III In 15 Minutes

4 June 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Adventure runs wild when renowned paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) agrees to accompany a wealthy adventurer (William H. Macy) and his wife (Tea Leoni) on an aerial tour of Isla Sorna, InGen's former breeding ground for prehistoric creatures. But when they're terrifyingly stranded, Dr. Grant discovers that his hosts are not what they seem and the island's native inhabitants are smarter, faster, fiercer and more brutal than he ever imagined in this heart-stomping thriller. Jurassic Park III featured: Director: Joe Johnston Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant William H. Macy as Paul Kirby Téa Leoni as Amanda Kirby Alessandro Nivola as Billy Brennan Trevor Morgan as Eric Kirby Michael Jeter as Udesky John Diehl as Cooper Bruce A. Young as M. B. Nash Laura Dern as Dr. Ellie Degler Taylor Nichols as Mark Degler Mark Harelik as Ben Hildebrand Julio Oscar Mechoso as Enrique Cardoso Blake Michael Bryan as »

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Box-Office Alternatives: Deep Impact

26 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

Its been a while since we've had a worthwhile disaster movie at the cineplex. Back in the 1970s, the genre was a staple of the summer movie season with audiences devouring multi-strand plots, which saw stars both old and new struggling for survival against any and every catastrophe an ambitious movie producer could think of.

Despite giving audiences some bona fide classics such as The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and The Towering Inferno (1974), the genre has been rather dead as of late with lackluster offerings such as Poseidon (a weak 2006 imitation of the far better original) and the overly confident 2012 (2009). Yet this week, the genre hopes for a resurgence with the impressive looking San Andreas (2015). Starring Dwayne Johnson, San Andreas details a rescue pilot’s frantic search for his family following the most powerful and devastating earthquake ever to hit the West Coast.

One of the few noteworthy offerings following the post- »

- Frank Calvillo

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Madam Secretary, Ep. 1.18 to 1.22 confidently closes off its first year

10 May 2015 4:55 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Madam Secretary, Season 1, Episodes 18-22

Created by Barbara Hall

Airs Sundays at 8pm (Et) on CBS

The final few episodes leading up to the season finale have been very episodic, with the season finale tying up all loose ends into a very satisfying conclusion. Each episode delivers an interesting and clear standalone crisis situation that is interwoven well with the ongoing narrative. The series as a whole has been one of the finest and consistently entertaining shows from last year’s fall lineup. Madam Secretary manages to keep interest by presenting honest and relateable characters in situations that are compelling and diverse, and has a strong perspective. This political procedural drama has truly grown into an impressive and worthy television staple that has earned its second season order.

The main thread that has been lingering in the background since the pilot has been Elizabeth McCord’s suspicion of foul play »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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Talking To The Cast Of Madam Secretary At The Paley Center

5 May 2015 10:23 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While there’s no shortage of political shows on television at the current moment, few capture life in Washington from such a relatable angle as Madam Secretary.

The CBS series follows university professor Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni), who is chosen as a successor when the Secretary of the State is killed in a mysterious accident. Over the course of the first season, we watch as she adapts to working in the White House while juggling family life with the support of her husband Matt (Tim Daly).

During a Paley Center event for the show, we had the chance to ask Leoni and Daly about their complex roles and how their characters have managed to stay true to themselves despite being thrust into the political sphere. Check out what they had to say in the video above and then head on down to the comments section to share your thoughts on »

- Justine Browning

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Ratings: ‘Secrets & Lies’ Hits High in Finale as ABC Wins Sunday in Demos

4 May 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC, led by a season high for the finale of “Secrets & Lies” and getting a boost from the highest-rated “Revenge” of 2015, was the top broadcaster in key demos during all four hours of primetime on Sunday.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.4 rating/6 share in adults 18-49, 5.6 million viewers overall) continues to get the night off to a good start for ABC, winning its hour in all under-55 categories despite a week-to-week dip. It was followed by the season’s penultimate episode of “Once Upon a Time” (1.7/6 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall), which was also on par with last week and led its timeslot.

“Secrets & Lies” (1.7/5 in 18-49, 6.4 million viewers overall) matched the previous week’s series high in 18-49 and will adjust up to at least a 1.8 in the nationals; as it currently stands, it and “Once Upon a Time” are tied as »

- Rick Kissell

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‘Madam Secretary’ Ratings Fall, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Returns Steady, ‘Secrets & Lies’ Rises, ‘A.D.’ Slips

27 April 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

With an anger translator backup, President Barack Obama may have had his best White House Correspondents’ Dinner so far on Saturday night. But for CBS' freshman political drama Madame Secretary, this was not a weekend it will want to remember. While Madam Secretary (1.0/3) was the most-watched show of Sunday night, the Téa Leoni-starring series bombed to the tune of a 29% decline among adults 18-49 from its last original April 12 (that episode actually ran from 8:16-9:16… »

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Téa Leoni & Tim Daly Make Red Carpet Debut as a Couple, at White House Correspondents' Dinner—See Pic!

26 April 2015 3:12 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Téa Leoni and new beau Tim Daly, her co-star on Madam Secretary, made their most major public debut as a couple on Saturday, on the red carpet at the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington D.C. The 48-year-old actress wore a chic black gown with a high neckline and slit, paired with a sheer black cape, silver brooch and black sandals and smiled as she posed for photos with Daly, 59, who donned a black tux and black bow tie. The two play a married couple on the CBS show Madam Secretary, in which Leoni stars as the U.S. Secretary of State. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and CBS News TV journalist Bob Schieffer joined the two on the red carpet and »

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Tea Leoni Brings Costar Boyfriend Tim Daly as Her White House Correspondents' Dinner Date: Pic

26 April 2015 10:26 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

What an appropriate setting! Madam Secretary star Tea Leoni and her costar boyfriend Tim Daly made their public debut as a couple at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday, April 25.  It was the first event the pair have attended as a couple since Us Weekly broke the news in December 2014 that the CBS stars were dating.  "Their chemistry on set is electrifying," a source told Us at the time. "They have an amazing time filming." Leoni, 49, began dating Daly, 59, just four months after her [...] »

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2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner: All the Random Celeb Sightings!

26 April 2015 7:42 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

The White House Correspondents' Dinner is the only event where you'll see the stars from "The Walking Dead," "Game of Thrones" mingling with YouTube sensations, politicians, supermodels and yes, even the President of the United States. It's one of the most random events of the year -- and last night's soiree was no different. The stars turned out in their most killer couture for the so-called "nerd prom," with Chrissy Teigen showing some serious leg and some cleavage in a stunning Zuhair Murad gown. Seriously, how gorgeous does John Legend's wife look? Naya Rivera used the occasion to show off her growing baby bump, glowing in a white Tadashi Shoji dress that accentuated her big belly. The "Glee" star and husband Ryan Dorsey are currently expecting their first child together. Other red carpet stunners included "Orange Is the New Black" star Laverne Cox and Mrs. Channing Tatum herself, Jenna Dewan-Tatum. »

- tooFab Staff

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