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Why Can't My New Year's Eve Be Like the Movies?

28 December 2012 9:00 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Ah, New Year's Eve — a magical evening filled with champagne, kisses at the stroke of midnight and, of course, a fresh start to the year ahead. Too bad in real life it's so much more often filled with overpriced dinners, obnoxious drunks and broken resolutions. (Yes, we often do manage to break our resolutions before even crawling into bed.) In other words, New Year's Eve almost always blows … yet somehow in the movies it's so damn perfect.

In honor of Hollywood's optimistic vision for the year's most stressful night, here's a compilation of the nine greatest moments caught on celluloid as the clock strikes 12. It may not be as good as the real thing … because it's even better. Happy New Year, indeed.

1. 'Sleepless in Seattle' (1993)

This romantic comedy actually (gasp!) gets it right. After some ill-fated back-and-forth, Sam (Tom Hanks) and Annie (Meg Ryan) finally unite — in large »

- Elizabeth Durand

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'New Girl,' 'Hart of Dixie' and 'Raising Hope' all dress for the season

24 December 2012 1:00 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

The holidays can be a little schizophrenic when it comes to fashion. Though holiday parties tend to help keep things glamorous and elegant, every other minute of the season tends to pull us toward wacky and unfortunate. It's difficult to say who's to blame. All we know is that there's a time-honored tradition of wearing sweaters that should require a permit and shirts that look like they're made of actual fruitcake. Frankly, you don't even need to have the sound on your television to know it's the season. For weeks we've been paraded a heaping handful of sartorial nuts.

Aside from Halloween, there is probably not a more drastic transformation in our wardrobe than in the 24 hours spanning Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. On the Eve, we're probably trying to look our best at any last minute parties or church functions. But somewhere in the night, sugarplum fairies swoop in »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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First Look: Christopher Lloyd Visits Raising Hope

13 December 2012 6:04 AM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Great Scott! Jimmy (Lucas Neff) gets a surprise when he goes car shopping on the Jan. 8 episode of Fox's Raising Hope. Turns out he has no credit, thanks to his parents, who maxed out cards in his name years ago. Now, in order for their son to afford a new ride, Burt (Garret Dillahunt) and Virginia (Martha Plimpton) must convince their bank rep (Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd) to clear Jimmy's debt. The catch: He wants their new DeLorean sports car in exchange.

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- Aubry D'Arminio

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Sexcapades! Murder! Your Raising Hope Faves Reveal Their Pre-Apocalypse Bucket Lists

10 December 2012 5:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

In anticipation of this week’s end-of-the-world-centric episode of Fox’s Raising Hope (Tuesday, 8/7c), the cast of the family comedy is revealing what’s on their respective bucket lists — and yes, it’s all as kooky as you’d expect from the Chances themselves.

Related | Fox Plots Its Own Celebrity Diving Show

The following exclusive behind-the-scenes video — which features loads of fresh footage from Tuesday’s episode — finds Martha Plimpton & Co. discussing how they would each live it up if the world were to actually end this Dec. 21, as the Mayans predicted. Some of their more outlandish ideas: heroine addition, »

- Megan Masters

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TV on Tap: "The L.A. Complex" Gets the Axe, J.K. Rowling's "Casual Vacancy" Coming to the Small Screen and Howard Stern Will Stay with "America's Got Talent"

4 December 2012 4:56 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

It's the last Christmas before breaking out the "Baby's First Christmas" ornament on The New Normal.

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Canadian channel MuchMusic (or is it just Much now?) has decided to pass on a third season of the critically-acclaimed L.A. Complex. Technically, the series isn't dead yet — the CW could keep it alive (which seems unlikely considering the ratings) and the series' production company is looking to see if another Canadian network might pick it up. As much as I'm saddened by this news, at least The L.A. Complex' last episode would make for a solid closing chapter.

Deadline breaks the word on a couple of amazing bits of recurring casting — S. Epatha Merkerson has joined Deception (that's NBC's upcoming soap where rich people suffer for ignoring the help) while Jere Burns will play a mysterious character on Bates Motel.

Howard Stern announced on his radio show that he'll be »

- LyleMasaki

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AfterElton Briefs: Matthew Mitcham Shocker, "Paranormal Housewives," and "Glease" Was Not The Word

16 November 2012 3:08 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Here is last week's caption pic winner. This week's caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is ...

"Well with G4 cancelling you guys, now Is the time for that "Horse You Rode In On" sketch."

Thanks to David for this week's winning caption!

Darren Criss attends the launch of Tie The Knot in West Hollywood.

Weekend Birthdays! (Note: Birthday shoutouts are for out entertainers, allies, or for any celeb that seems to have a following on Ae). Martha Plimpton is 42, Maggie Gyllenhaal is 35, RuPaul is 52, Linda Evans is 70, Duncan Sheik is 43, Chloe Sevigny is 38, Christian Siriano is 27, Ae reader Rayban is ageless, and Kim Wilde is 52. Below you can see her greatest song, "The Second Time (Go For It!)"

In shocking news, Matthew Mitcham reveals in his upcoming autobiography Twists and Turns that he battled a crystal meth addiction last year »

- snicks

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Retro Review: The Mosquito Coast

13 November 2012 4:37 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The Mosquito Coast

Stars: Harrison Ford, River Phoenix, Helen Mirren, Conrad Roberts, Andre Gregory, Martha Plimpton, Dick O’Neill | Written by Paul Schrader | Directed by Peter Weir

The Mosquito Coast was born out of Paul Thoreux’s novel of the same name. The main character, Allie Fox (Harrison Ford), is a forthright “genius” whose disillusionment in Us ideals leads him to move his family away from the “land of the free, home of the brave”. He chooses Belize (whose national anthem is coincidentally titled “Land of the Free”) and the darkened jungles of Jeronimo as their new home. Here they build a new community using the earth and forestation around them, along with devices and materials manufactured by Allie. The drive to help him and his family feel rejuvenated from living off the land is an all too powerful incentive that alienates Allie from his sons, daughters and wife. His son, »

- Piers McCarthy

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'Raising Hope' welcomes Chris Klein as Jimmy's 'almost brother' -- Video

13 November 2012 8:07 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

On tonight’s episode of Fox’s Raising Hope (8 p.m. Et), we learn that Burt and Virginia briefly gave Jimmy up for adoption when they were teen parents. Now Jimmy wants to find his “almost brother” Brad, played by Chris Klein. Get a tease below of both Klein’s take on the character and the cast’s love for their latest guest star. (It’s worth it just to see Garret Dillahunt struggle to make a heart symbol with his hands.)

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Raising Hope’ creator Greg Garcia talks season 3: Will Maw Maw find love?

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- Mandi Bierly

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Last Night on Late Night: Jessica Lange Swayed Her Way Through Some Amusing King Kong Banter

13 November 2012 12:01 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Last night on Live, a clearly, uhh, unbalanced Jessica Lange recounted her days as a Parisian mime before misfortune landed her the King Kong role that catapulted her to household name status. But, we wonder, was there something on Jimmy Kimmel's ceiling that kept grabbing her attention? Plus: Charlie Cox, on his U.S. talk show debut, explained the impersonations of Belfast priests that had sharpened his northern Irish accent on Boardwalk Empire; Bryan Cranston improvised working in a Lego crystal meth lab with a sad, sad Lego Jesse; and Martha Plimpton emblazoned herself with a scarlet A for charity. Watch our compilation to see what you missed. »

- Caroline Shin

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TV on Tap: Matthew Perry Returns to "The Good Wife," Kristen Bell Will Finally Appear on "Gossip Girl" and "Americas Best Dance Crew" Has Its Last Dance

12 November 2012 5:31 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

You've been saying you meant to watch the documentary for a while, now Catfish is also a TV show.

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TV Guide notes that as soon as the audience had a say, they moved to eliminate gay competitors on both The X-Factor and The Voice. I have to admit, I'm not surprised. While I think U.S. viewers will accept an out singer, an out singer will probably get fewer chances to survive in the middle of the pack.

Emily Owens, M.D. is getting hotter with D.B. Woodside signing up for a multi-episode arc.

Comedy Central will continue to hurt comedy with a second season of Brickleberry.

Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish is headed to Hawaii Five-0. I hope the costume deparment has a second pair of crazypants ready because any Pll viewer will tell you that Parrish wears crazypants as well as Alex O'Loughlin does.

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- LyleMasaki

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A Cast of Stephen Colbert, Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone and More Puts Stephen Sondheim in Excellent "Company"

7 November 2012 10:30 AM, PST | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Stephen Sondheim fans rejoice! Over a year since the New York Philharmonic Orchestra revived Company for a weekend, the sensational concert performance starring Anika Noni Rose, Christina Hendricks, Craig Bierko, Jon Cryer, Martha Plimpton, Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, and Stephen Colbert is finally released on Blu-ray (and DVD). The musical tells the story of perpetually 35-year-old Bobby in a series of vignettes that show his interactions with his married friends and various girlfriends as he explores “the challenge of maintaining relationships in an increasingly depersonalized society.” A theme that Sondheim found important to examine in 1970 and that audiences still find important today.

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- John Keith

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Raising Hope First Look: Chris Klein Is Jimmy's Long-Lost Brother!

7 November 2012 8:50 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Ever asked yourself what might have been? Raising Hope is exploring that very notion in the Nov. 13 episode when Jimmy (Lucas Neff) discovers a secret about his past that will rock his world. He has a long-lost brother! In this exclusive first look at the episode, titled "What Up, Bro?", Jimmy discovers that his parents Burt (Garret Dillahunt) and Virginia (Martha Plimpton) gave him up for adoption for a short time when they were teenagers. Which means he had an entirely different family in the past, complete with an older brother, Brad, played by guest star Chris Klein. Jimmy recruits Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) to help him plot a scheme to meet and bond with the brother who might have been. Meanwhile, »

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'Good Wife': Michael J. Fox returns, T.R. Knight cast as political operative

23 October 2012 11:04 AM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

And the hits just keep on coming for "The Good Wife" -- the hit guest stars, that is. This season is already chock full of big names signed on to appear: Brian Dennehy, Amanda Peet, Carrie Preston, Christina Ricci, Stockard Channing and Annabella Sciorra are forthcoming, while Nathan Lane, Miriam Shor and Kristin Chenoweth (briefly) have already graced the screen.

Now TV Line reports that Michael J. Fox is returning and EW says "Grey's Anatomy" alum T.R. Knight has been cast in a guest role.

Fox plays Louis Canning in "The Good Wife"-verse, the devious opposing attorney whose firm stole Lockhart/Gardner's biggest client last year. He'll be seen in an episode in January 2013. Fingers crossed his partner in crime Patti Nyholm (Martha Plimpton) makes an appearance as well.

Meanwhile, Knight has been cast as a political operative set to appear in one forthcoming episode. Not many other details are known, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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'Good Wife' scoop: 'Grey's Anatomy' actor to play [Spoiler] -- Exclusive

22 October 2012 4:06 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The Good Wife has already lined up a delicious roster of guest-stars this season like Maura Tierney, Nathan Lane, Amanda Peet, Christina Ricci, Brian Dennehy and Stockard Channing. But the talent pool is still growing!

EW has learned exclusively that T.R. Knight — best known for playing Dr. George O’Malley on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy — will guest-star on the CBS drama later this season. He will play a political operative.

Many Wife guest stars have come for one episode on Good Wife but ended up staying for more because their character became so popular. Such was the case with »

- Lynette Rice

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Good Wife Exclusive: Michael J. Fox Returns!

22 October 2012 11:59 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Sunday night’s installment of The Good Wife found Christine Baranski’s Diane Lockhart cracking a joke about raiding the law firm of rival Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox). But perhaps there was a little bit of truth in her zinger.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Fox is returning to CBS’ Sunday-night drama for the eleventh episode of Season 4, which will likely air in January 2013.

The actor last appeared on The Good Wife during its Season 3 finale, when Canning and competitor Patti Nyholm (Martha Plimpton) teamed up on a case with a broader eye on stealing one of L/G’s biggest clients, »

- Michael Slezak

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'The Good Wife': Amanda Peet and Brian Dennehy face off in 'The Art of War'

16 October 2012 2:50 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

CBS has released art and details for the Sunday, Nov. 4 episode of "The Good Wife," titled "The Art of War." And not only does it continue the drama's track record of excellent guest stars, but it marks star Josh Charles' directorial debut.

The episode description reads:

Alicia once again goes up against military law when Amanda Peet guest stars as her client, a female military officer accuses a civilian contractor of attempting to rape her in Afghanistan. Alicia tries to prove that he is not protected by a law prohibiting servicemen from suing the military. Meanwhile, a surprising new obstacle appears in Peter's quest for the governorship. Brian Dennehy guest stars as opposing council Bucky Stabler.

Exciting stuff. Dennehy would make an excellent adversary who pops up frequently, a la Martha Plimpton or Michael J. Fox. "The Good Wife" airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. Et/Pt on CBS. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Watch: Garret Dillahunt and Martha Plimpton talk 'Raising Hope'

9 October 2012 1:59 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Before last week's "Raising Hope" premiere, I posted my interviews with Lucas Neff and Shannon Woodward, which both offered terrific insights into the charms of one of TV's most underrated (and, sadly, underwatched) sitcoms.    For more insight into the loopy appeal of "Raising Hope," check out my conversation with Garret Dillahunt and Martha Plimpton.   I wasn't buttering the actors up when I started the interview by calling Burt and Virginia one of my favorite TV couples. They may not be Coach and Mrs. Coach, but when it comes to portraying a perfectly well-adjusted marriage in a sea of maladjustment, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Meryl Streep, Amy Poehler, Kevin Bacon and more support women's reproductive rights in new PSA

9 October 2012 10:42 AM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, Sarah Silverman and Amy Poehler are all taking a stand for women's reproductive rights.

In a new public service announcement for The Center of Reproductive Rights, the above actors have joined forces with Kyra Sedgwick, Lisa Kudrow, Martha Plimpton, Tea Leoni, Sandra Bernhard and more to encourage fans sign the Draw The Line petition to defend women's rights for reproductive freedom. This PSA comes in the wake of recent attacks by politicians on women's health care and contraceptive rights, with this video specifically referencing Georgia State Representative Terry England's comparison of women to farm animals.

It's Bacon and Sedgwick who kick off the PSA, and then encourage their celebrity friends to spread the news about the petition. The video asks viewers to sign and then alert their friends about the Draw The Line campaign via Facebook, Twitter, text and email. Considering they even pulled out the »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Streep, Bacon, Silverman, Poehler Stand Up for Reproductive Rights in PSA [Video]

9 October 2012 10:13 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Mum was the word on reproductive rights during the first round of presidential debates last week, but that doesn't mean that celebrities can't remind us of the important issue. Check out this PSA for Draw the Line's bill of reproductive rights, starring Kevin Bacon, Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler and Meryl "the big guns" Streep. Best line goes either to Tea Leoni's bleeped-out expletive rant, or to Martha Plimpton: "Forced vaginal what?!" »

- Beth Hanna

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DVD Playhouse--October 2012

7 October 2012 5:52 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Allen Gardner

Prometheus (20th Century Fox) Ridley Scott’s quasi-prequel to his 1979 classic “Alien” has an intergalactic exploratory team (Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba) arriving on a uncharted planet, where they discover what appears to be a dormant alien spacecraft and what might be the first discovery of intelligent life outside of Earth. Of course, everything goes straight to hell before you can scream “Don’t touch that egg!” Sumptuous visuals and strong performances from the cast (not to mention a nearly-perfect first half) can’t compensate for gaping plot and logic holes that nearly sink the proceedings in the film’s protracted second half. It feels as though some very crucial footage wound up on the cutting room floor. Perhaps, as with “Alien” and “Aliens” we’ll see a “Director’s Cut” of “Prometheus” arriving on DVD within the next year. In the meantime, »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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