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Strange Magic review

23 August 2015 10:32 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

George Lucas produces the Ilm animated fantasy, Strange Magic. Here's Mark's review of a curious genre mash-up...

Since George Lucas got out of the Star Wars business, he's been lending his Hollywood heft to some long-gestating passion projects that might be difficult to produce independently elsewhere. He started developing Red Tails, a war movie about the Tuskegee airmen, back in 1988 and eventually served as producer and an uncredited co-director on the 2012 movie.

Lucasfilm's latest, Strange Magic, is directed by Oscar-winning sound designer Gary Rydstrom, but it's also been around for much longer than you'd think. 15 years ago, while working on that pesky prequel trilogy, Lucas started thinking about making a film for his daughters. “Just like Star Wars was designed for 12-year-old boys,” Lucas told Wired upon the film's Us release in January, “Strange Magic was designed for 12-year-old girls.”

If that sounds a little reminiscent of when John Travolta »

- simonbrew

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

20 August 2015 8:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It may be early in the 2015 Emmys race, but this category is another in which a frontrunner is difficult to identify. Only two of last year's nominees returned (Peter Dinklage and Jim Carter) in a major shakeup (no John Slattery, Mandy Patinkin or Jon Voight?), meaning there is a lot of new blood in the game. But does that mean any of the previous nominees hold an edge?  Certainly Peter Dinklage has the fan support from "Game of Thrones," but he's already won the trophy and the franchise hasn't seen a lot of Emmys love since. Can Jim Carter pull off another surprise win for "Downton Abbey" after Joanne Froggatt's win at the Golden Globes? Or maybe Alan Cumming — who is back here for the first time since 2011 for "The Good Wife" — can manage an upset? Read More: What to Expect From PaleyFest La: Complete 2015 Panel Guide from 'Homeland' to 'Outlander' Maybe, »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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11 magnificent moments that made Cilla Black the queen of entertainment TV

20 August 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Cilla Black was a hugely popular entertainer for over five decades, presenting some of the biggest variety shows and teaming up with the biggest stars.

As the country says goodbye to 'Our Cilla' today (August 20) at her funeral in Liverpool, we've chosen a bunch of hilarious and moving moments from her successful career.

1. Meeting a real-life Mr Bean on the real Blind Date

Blind Date was known for its wacky contestants looking for love, and you can't get much wackier than Geoff Carter. Despite wearing a ludicrous shellsuit and carrying a Sooty puppet, he managed to win a date to the Seychelles. Suffice to say, they didn't get married.

2. Owning an undercover journalist on Blind Date

Cilla had her major comeback with Blind Date, a show which had so many memorable moments. One of the most controversial was when Cilla publicly outed a Cosmopolitan journalist who posed as a contestant, »

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Emmys Poll 2015: Who Should Win Supporting Actor in a Drama?

13 August 2015 12:11 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

As Stefon might say, the 2015 Emmy race for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series has everything: previous winners, first-timers, comebacks from Snubs-ville, even former nominees recognized for new series.

The one thing it doesn’t have? Last year’s champ, Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul, who’s not eligible for this year’s shindig.

RelatedEmmys 2015: Who Should Win Best Lead Actress in a Drama? Take Our Poll!

Hoping to one-up Paul by winning on their first-ever Emmy nominations will be Bloodline‘s Ben Mendelsohn and House of CardsMichael Kelly. (Paul, for the record, snagged the trophy on his second attempt. »

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Alan Cumming dishes 'lovely' Emmy nomination for 'The Good Wife,' teases Season 7 [Exclusive Video]

11 August 2015 3:33 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

During our recent webcam video (watch below), Alan Cumming dishes his Best Drama Supporting Actor Emmy nomination for "The Good Wife" -- his first bid in four years for the CBS legal drama. "I thought that maybe they'd forgotten about me," he jokes. "But it's lovely actually, and all the nicer that I got one this time." -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Cumming chose to submit "Undisclosed Recipients" to Emmy voters. In this episode, his character Eli Gold has to school Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) about being too cocky in her new position as State's Attorney. "There were some really good bravura moments that Eli had" in that episode, he says with a snap, comparing Eli to Beyonce. "It showed me off better than even some of the other ones that had much more screen time." The actor reveals that the first »

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Web Therapy Cancelled at Showtime

11 August 2015 10:50 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Dr. Fiona Wallice’s three minutes are up.

Showtime has pulled the plug on Web TherapyLisa Kudrow‘s comedy about an unorthodox shrink whose “modality” involves giving terrible advice in 180-second sessions, after four seasons. TVLine has updated its Cable Renewal Scorecard to reflect the news.

RelatedCable Renewal Scorecard 2015: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Asked by reporters about the possibility of a Season 5, Showtime president David Nevins declared “No, that’s done,” after the network’s presentation at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills.

The quirky, improvised »

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The Changing Landscape of Emmy Supporting Nominees

11 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

This year’s nominees in the supporting categories are evidence of a changing television landscape. Writing teams are experimenting as the medium gets bolder, transforming traditional second-banana characters into more fully rounded individuals.

Take Uzo Aduba’s inmate Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on Net-flix’s “Orange Is the New Black.” The thesp credits the writing for giving her a rich foundation to work from. “I think that the easy route would have been to make a stock character,” she says. “If you just looked at her on the surface it would be easy to not fight for this person. And I love the challenge of fighting for her.”

While all the supporting drama actresses are past nominees, only Aduba has won a trophy, last year for guest actor. Christina Hendricks’ turn in AMC’s “Mad Men” and Christine Baranski’s in CBS’ “The Good Wife” are among those in the »

- Seth Kelley

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Will 'The Good Wife' continue its Emmys winning streak this year?

26 July 2015 10:26 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"The Good Wife" has had a unique track record at the Emmys: it has won one acting award every season so far. As user Amg explains in our forums, "Julianna Margulies [2011, 2014], Archie Panjabi [2010], Carrie Preston [2013] and Martha Plimpton [2012] have won for each of the five seasons thus far." Now he wonders, "Will the winning streak continue for its sixth season?" -Break- Emmys exclusive: Which episode is submitted by Christine Baranski ('Good Wife')? The CBS legal drama has three acting nominations this year: Drama Supporting Actor (Alan Cumming), Drama Supporting Actress (Christine Baranski) and Drama Guest Actor (Michael J. Fox). None of them are currently forecast to win according to our racetrack odds, but could one of them pull off an upset? After all, hardly anyone anticipated Panjabi's win for the first season. Baranski, the only actor to be nominated for all six seasons of the show, ranks fourth in her cat. »

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Kristin Chenoweth Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

24 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

These days, Kristin Chenoweth is everywhere — on film and TV, in concert and on the Broadway stage for eight shows a week as the Tony-nominated romantic lead Lily Garland/Mildred Plotka in Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of “On the Twentieth Century.”

“This is a commitment, what I’m doing and (what) all of my fellow Broadway artists (are doing),” says the petite Oklahoman (she’s all of 4 feet, 11 inches tall) of her role as the ugly duckling piano accompanist who transforms into a swan movie star. “It’s a marathon, like being an Olympic athlete. It’s also a gift.”

And Chenoweth’s fans know it. The second she appears onstage, the audience thunderously applauds. And then comes that unmistakable voice: bigger than she is — perfect in pitch, tone and breath — from ballad to belt.

“Kristin is enormously bright and kind,” says Matthew Broderick, who starred opposite Chenoweth in »

- Thelma Adams

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Emmys exclusive: Which episodes are submitted by Alan Cumming ('The Good Wife') and Peter Dinklage ('Game of Thrones')?

23 July 2015 10:48 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episodes that will be submitted to the Emmys by two of the 2015 nominees for Best Drama Supporting Actor. Alan Cumming is entering "The Good Wife" episode titled "Undisclosed Recipients." Peter Dinklage selects the "Game of Thrones" episode called "Hardhome." -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions This year marks the third Emmy nomination for Cumming as campaign strategist Eli Gold on the CBS legal series. His other bids were in the guest category for 2010 and in this supporting race for 2011. In this 17th episode of the sixth season, "The partners at Florrick/Agos/Lockhart argue over the future of the firm. Meanwhile, the firm becomes a victim of a cyber hack after it represents a movie producer whose work is pirated on a peer-to-peer sharing site." Dinklage won this category on his first try in 2011 and has received Emmy nominations. »

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

19 July 2015 8:29 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It may be early in the 2015 Emmys race, but this category is another in which a frontrunner is difficult to identify. Only two of last year's nominees returned (Peter Dinklage and Jim Carter) in a major shakeup (no John Slattery, Mandy Patinkin or Jon Voight?), meaning there is a lot of new blood in the game. But does that mean any of the previous nominees hold an edge?  Certainly Peter Dinklage has the fan support from "Game of Thrones," but he's already won the trophy and the franchise hasn't seen a lot of Emmys love since. Can Jim Carter pull off another surprise win for "Downton Abbey" after Joanne Froggatt's win at the Golden Globes? Or maybe Alan Cumming — who is back here for the first time since 2011 for "The Good Wife" — can manage an upset? Read More: What to Expect From PaleyFest La: Complete 2015 Panel Guide from 'Homeland' to 'Outlander' Maybe, »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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More 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Pictures Include Nightcrawler, Jean Grey, Cyclops, Storm & Jubilee

17 July 2015 2:23 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Yesterday we got our first look at X-Men: Apocalypse and today Entertainment Weekly delivers a few more new pictures of the newer cast members, a few of them playing new takes on familiar mutants. Above is Kodi Smit-McPhee as the German teleporting mutant Nightcrawler and he has a lot to live up to if he plans on making any kind of mark similar to Alan Cumming's entrance in X2. Below is a larger look at Alexandra Shipp as Storm, a role played by Halle Berry as recently as last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past. Next is Sophie Turner ("Game of Thrones") as Jean Grey and Tye Sheridan (The Stanford Prison Experiment) as Cyclops, taking over for Famke Janssen and James Marsden respectively. And finally we have Lana Condor as Jubilee and a closer look at Oscar Isaac as the titular villain Apocalypse of which it took two hours »

- Brad Brevet

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Announcing the 2015 Emmy Nominations!

17 July 2015 | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley announced the 2015 Emmy nominations this morning. Spoiler alert: they were both nominated, along with Jon Hamm for Mad Men, Taraji P. Henson for Empire, Amy Schumer for Inside Amy Schumer, and Anthony Anderson for Black-ish. There are a few double nominees and a ton of first-timers, making this year's race already one of the most exciting in a while - not to mention the fact that Game of Thrones has a whopping 24 nominations. Take a look at the full list below! Outstanding Drama Series Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men Orange Is the New Black Outstanding Comedy Series Louie Modern Family Parks and Recreation Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Emmy nominations 2015 - as it happened

16 July 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Mad Men and Game of Thrones were the big nominees

British shows and actors did well with nods for Downton Abbey and DerekTransparent and Jeffrey Tambor were also recognised

3.47pm Et

We’re bowing out with a final piece that wraps up Hannah Ellis-Petersen’s piece about the UK success at the Emmy nominations, and Brian Moylan’s piece:

Once again, Downton Abbey received the most nominations of any British drama, continuing the series’ long-running awards success in the Us. The fourth series saw nominations for Jim Carter for best supporting actor and Joanne Froggatt for best supporting actress.

The ITV show, which has earned the most Emmy nominations of any non-us show in history, will again compete against glossy American dramas such as House of Cards, Game of Thrones and Mad Men for the accolade of outstanding drama series.

The biggest surprise at the announcement of the 2015 Emmy »

- Lanre Bakare and Brian Moylan in New York

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Emmys 2015: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Mad Men,' 'Transparent' Nominated

16 July 2015 9:32 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Game of Thrones, Mad Men, House of Cards and Transparent are among the shows that received multiple nominations in major categories for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. Game of Thrones alone received 24 nominations. Better Call Saul, Louie, Homeland, Veep and Orange Is the New Black also got notable nods. The awards ceremony, which Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Andy Samberg will host, will be broadcast live on Fox on September 20th at 8 p.m. Est.

HBO's unstoppable fantasy series Game of Thrones earned nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage »

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2015 Emmy Nominations: The Complete List

16 July 2015 8:56 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Here is the complete list of nominees for the 2015 Emmys Awards: Drama Series Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men Orange Is The New Black   Comedy Series Louie Modern Family Parks & Recreation Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Limited Series American Crime American Horror Story: Freak Show Olive Kitteridge The Honorable Woman Wolf Hall Lead Actor in a Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, Mad Men Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan Kevin Spacey, House of Cards Lead Actress in a Drama Series Claire Danes, Homeland Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder Taraji P. Henson, Empire Tatania Maslany, Orphan Black Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men Robin Wright, House of Cards Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Adrien Brody, Houdini Ricky Gervais, Derek Timothy Hutton, American Crime Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge David Oyelowo, »

- Richard Rushfield

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Emmy Awards: ‘Game of Thrones’ Soars with 24 Nominations

16 July 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The nominations for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, with HBO’s fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” leading the pack with 24 nominations — including one for outstanding drama series.

Limited series “American Horror: Freak Show” and “Olive Kitteridge” were the second- and third-highest nominees with 19 and 13 nominations, respectively.

Also competing in the drama series category alongside “Game of Thrones” are Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” and “House of Cards,” AMC’s “Mad Men” and “Better Call Saul,” Showtime’s “Homeland” and PBS’ “Downton Abbey.”

Comedy series nominees include “Louie,” “Modern Family,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Silicon Valley,” “Veep,” “”Transparent” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

Thanks to “Game of Thrones’” haul, HBO set a new Emmy best by raking in 126 noms in total, topping its previous high of 124 set in 2004.

ABC was a distant second with 42, followed by NBC and CBS with 41 apiece. FX Networks claimed 38 and Fox grabbed 35. Netflix was »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Emmy Award Nominations: Full List of 2015 Emmy Nominees

16 July 2015 8:38 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on July 16 and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” received the most nominations.

Andy Samberg will host the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20. Fox will broadcast them live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

The nominees are below:

Outstanding Drama Series

“Better Call Saul”

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Homeland

House of Cards

Mad Men

Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Comedy Series

Louie

Modern Family

Parks and Recreation

Silicon Valley

Transparent

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep

Lead Actor, Drama

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline

Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men

Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom

Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan

Lead Actress, Drama

Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”

Claire Danes, “Homeland

Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder

Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black

Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men

Robin Wright, “House of Cards

Lead Actor, Limited Series Or Movie

Timothy Hutton, »

- Variety Staff

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Emmy Nominations: Game of Thrones, Freak Show Lead Pack; Davis, Henson, Maslany Among Best Actress Hopefuls

16 July 2015 8:33 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday by Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black) and Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), and HBO led the pack with 126 total nods. ABC (with 42 contenders), NBC and CBS (41 each) and FX (38) rounded out the Top 5.

Program-by-program, HBO’s Game of Thrones reigned with 24 total nominations, followed by FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show (19), HBO’s Olive Kitteridge (13) and HBO’s Bessie (12), Tying for fifth place, Netflix’s House of Cards, the final season of AMC’s Mad Men and Amazon’s Transparent each amassed 11 nods. »

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2015 Emmy Nominations: Snubs and Surprises

16 July 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Give the Emmys credit for at least trying to keep up with the current explosion of quality television.

This year, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences expanded the Best Comedy and Drama Series categories to seven slots each, and they made other minor changes (online voting!) meant to bring the awards into the 21st century. Still, there's more good TV now than even the Academy can keep up with, so the outrage and shock over the snubs and surprises in this morning's Emmy nominations is inevitable. Here are some of the most astonishing omissions and inclusions.

Best Drama Series

The biggest shocker here is the snub of "Empire," the season's breakout hit. Was it too soapy or guilty-pleasure-ish for the Academy to take seriously? Fellow newbie/Twitter sensation "How to Get Away With Murder" was also snubbed. Golden Globe fave "The Affair" got no love, here or in other major categories. »

- Gary Susman

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