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The Middle’s Patricia Heaton shares her favorite moments, answers our 7 Questions

10 December 2014 4:00 PM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Of all the mothers on TV, Patricia Heaton’s Frankie rings truest. So much for the Real Housewives of anywhere — Frankie’s the real deal: no heels, no full makeup and no afternoons filled with lunching out and shopping. Now in its sixth season, ABC’s The Middle (Wednesdays) continues to find amusingly relatable storylines. And Heaton, a mother of four boys ages 21, 19, 17 and 15, can more than relate to Frankie, although she’s happy she’s got boys vs. her complicated TV daughter Sue (Eden Sher). “They are much easier than girls. There is never too much emotional drama. Boys … Continue reading →

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- Jacqueline Cutler

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The Best Guest Stars on The Middle

9 December 2014 5:59 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

It is hard to believe that The Middle has been on the air for six seasons. I will admit, I dismissed the comedy starring Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn early on in its run. It was not until I started to DVR the show which followed the series, that I began to see the closing of the show every week. I decided to give the series a shot and I am glad I did. Not only is the casts’ comedic timing impeccable, the series of guest stars that have popped up over the last six years are just as awesome. Here is a look at some of our favorite actors to appear on The Middle since its 2009 premiere. Maybe your favorite guest star made our TV Overmind list. Brooke Shields as Rita Glossner The Heck’s have always talked about their horrible neighbors the Glossners, and when the series first… »

- Tim Gerstenberger

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Seinfeld’s journey from flop to acclaimed hit

7 November 2014 1:36 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Initially, Seinfeld met with a lukewarm response, a baffled network, low ratings and a volatile creator. So how did it become such a hit?

“Pilot performance: Weak”. That was the research report verdict on the 1989 pilot of new NBC sitcom Stand Up, written by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld. The episode had excited “lukewarm reactions among adults and teens and very low reactions among kids”. The audience found it annoying that the main character, a fictionalised version of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, “needed things to be explained to him”. The lead was too wimpy, the show was “too New York” (and therefore too Jewish) and worst of all, nothing happened in it. “You can’t get too excited about going to the Laundromat”, as one respondent put it. The report’s conclusion was stark: “no viewer was eager to watch the show again.”

Fast forward nine years and the Seinfeld finale »

- louisamellor

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The Middle: Season Six Ratings

23 October 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Airing on Wednesday nights, The Middle doesn't get a lot of recognition but it's been a ratings success for ABC for five seasons. How will it perform in season six? Will it be renewed for a seventh season? Could it be cancelled if the ratings fall? Stay tuned.

Taking place in Orson, Indiana, The Middle revolves around the Heck family. It's headed by Mike (Neil Flynn), who manages a local quarry, and Frankie (Patricia Heaton), a dental assistant. Together, they do their best to make ends meet and raise their three very different kids (Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, and Atticus Shaffer).

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Adele and Beyonce Double Date

18 October 2014 2:56 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Adele gave up a little privacy to hang out with Beyonce.

Adele and Beyonce, two powerhouse vocalists, are just gal-pals who went out together in London on a double date last night.

Adele was spotted out with a male companion as she joined Beyonce with husband Jay Z. They were all photographed going to and coming out of Harry's Bar in London.

News: The Ultimate Quadruple Celeb Date Night

Notorious for being private, Adele, 26, remains out of the spotlight, but she gave up some privacy to go out with the Queen Bey.

News: Adele's New Album Will Be Titled 25

Showing off her legs and thighs, Beyonce was wearing this short floral romper with her new bangs.

Beyonce has been traveling Europe with Jay Z as the two were recently in Paris at the Louvre with Blue Ivy.

Photos: Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue Ivy Go to Church in Paris

Adele has a lot in common with Beyonce »

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Gold Derby Emmy Mvp: Eden Sher rises to top of 'The Middle'

26 September 2014 5:25 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"I'm pretty sure at some point we'll get nominated for some stuff and my prediction is that Eden Sher as Sue Heck will be our first nominee!" proclaimed two-time Emmy champ Patricia Heaton about her co-star on "The Middle" back in 2011. Heaton, who plays Frankie Heck on ABC's most underrated comedy series, was referring to the actress who plays her hilariously dorky daughter Sue on the laffer. -Break- For five years now, Sher has brought one of the most outrageous, endearing, and funny characters to life week after week with mountains of critical praise, nominations, and awards (Critics Choice, 2012) but has yet to receive any praise from the Emmys. It can be said that the TV academy is to Sher what high school is to Sue - a club that will require some grand feat for her to get any recognition, when in reality she should already be one of the most popular people there. »

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New VOD and Streaming Movies; Plus: Get Infected by Sean Astin in 'Cabin Fever: Patient Zero'

2 September 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Moms' Night Out (comedy; Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton; rated PG) Night Moves (thriller; Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning; rated R) For No Good Reason (documentary; Johnny Depp, Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman; rated R) Frank (comedy; Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal; premieres 9/5 on Mod and in theaters; rated R) God Help the Girl (drama; Emily Browning, Hannah Murray; premieres 9/5 on Mod and in...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Facts: 21 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Veep' Star

29 August 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Arguably the greatest female comedic actor ever (she has the Emmys to prove it), Julia Louis-Dreyfus hardly needs an introduction.

At only 21 years old, the actress was cast on "Saturday Night Live," a Cinderella-like start for the young New York native. While the show didn't catapult her to fame, it was a stepping-stone that culminated with her landing the role of Elaine Benes on "Seinfeld" (1989 - 1998). Proving there's no "'Seinfeld' curse," Louis-Dreyfus has had plenty of success since the acclaimed NBC sitcom ended, raking in several Emmys along the way. Just this summer, she took home her latest trophy for her work on HBO's "Veep."

From her eyebrow-raising family background to her actress half-sister, here are 21 things you probably don't know about Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

1. Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus was born January 13, 1961 in New York, New York to Judith LeFever and Gérard Louis-Dreyfus.

2. Her parents divorced when Louis-Dreyfus was still just a baby. »

- Jonny Black

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Rihanna Tweets Then Deletes "#FreePalestine.

15 July 2014 11:32 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

In the recent past, we have encountered quite a few celebrities who have tweeted things that are political in nature, and then deleted them due to the controversial nature of the content. The latest addition to this bunch is none other than Rihanna.

The 26-year-old popstar took to Twitter to say .#FreePalestine.", but not a few minutes had passed before RiRi decided to delete the tweet, realizing that it would spark up anger in her Middle-Eastern followers. Wanting to steer clear of debate, it seems. A few hours later, the singer sent out a tweet relatively more positive in nature, saying .Let's pray for peace and a swift end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict! Is there any hope?...."

Some celebs who have infamously done the same are Kim Kardashian, Ashton Kutcher, January Jones and Patricia Heaton, among others.

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Rihanna Tweets Then Deletes "#FreePalestine.

15 July 2014 11:32 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

In the recent past, we have encountered quite a few celebrities who have tweeted things that are political in nature, and then deleted them due to the controversial nature of the content. The latest addition to this bunch is none other than Rihanna.

The 26-year-old popstar took to Twitter to say .#FreePalestine.", but not a few minutes had passed before RiRi decided to delete the tweet, realizing that it would spark up anger in her Middle-Eastern followers. Wanting to steer clear of debate, it seems. A few hours later, the singer sent out a tweet relatively more positive in nature, saying .Let's pray for peace and a swift end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict! Is there any hope?...."

Some celebs who have infamously done the same are Kim Kardashian, Ashton Kutcher, January Jones and Patricia Heaton, among others.

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Rihanna Tweets Then Deletes "#FreePalestine.

15 July 2014 11:32 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

In the recent past, we have encountered quite a few celebrities who have tweeted things that are political in nature, and then deleted them due to the controversial nature of the content. The latest addition to this bunch is none other than Rihanna.

The 26-year-old popstar took to Twitter to say .#FreePalestine.", but not a few minutes had passed before RiRi decided to delete the tweet, realizing that it would spark up anger in her Middle-Eastern followers. Wanting to steer clear of debate, it seems. A few hours later, the singer sent out a tweet relatively more positive in nature, saying .Let's pray for peace and a swift end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict! Is there any hope?...."

Some celebs who have infamously done the same are Kim Kardashian, Ashton Kutcher, January Jones and Patricia Heaton, among others.

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Rihanna Tweets Then Deletes "#FreePalestine": 5 Other Celebs Forced to Remove Political Posts!

15 July 2014 2:43 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

You can add Rihanna to the growing list of celebrities who've tweeted about politics before swiftly deleting their comments due to touchy and controversial subject matter. Earlier today, the 26-year-old singer took to Twitter to write the hashtag "#FreePalestine." However, just minutes later, the tweet about the Middle East was gone from her feed. Clearly, Ri-Ri quickly realized the succinct message about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would anger many fans. But Rihanna isn't the first to tweet then delete a political post. Here are five other stars who were forced to remove their controversial Twitter statements. 1. Patricia HeatonPatricia Heaton found herself in hot water back in »

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Digital, Blu-ray, DVD Release: Moms’ Night Out

9 July 2014 6:31 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 2, 2014

Price: DVD $26.99, Blu-ray $30.99

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Patricia Heaton (TV’s The Middle) and Sarah Drew (TV’s Grey’s Anatomy) just want to have some fun in comedy movie Moms’ Night Out.

Drew plays Allyson who plans a night out with fellow mother Patricia Heaton, as long as they husbands look after their kids.

Of course, all hell breaks loose.

Sean Astin (And They’re Off) and country music singer Trace Adkins also star in the PG film, which was directed by Andrew Erwin (God Provides) and Jon Erwin (October Baby) from a screenplay by Jon Erwin and Andrea Gyertson Nasfell (Escape).

Moms’ Night Out was a crowd pleaser for those who saw it in theater, except critics. According to Rotten Tomatoes, critics gave the movie a dismal 18% approval, but moviegoers approved to the tune of 87%.

The movie grossed only $10 million at the box office. »

- Sam

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Who are Top 10 Emmy contenders for Best Comedy Actress: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amy Poehler ...?

4 July 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"Veep" leading lady Julia Louis-Dreyfus looks likely to win Comedy Actress for third year running at the Emmys. However, she faces strong challenges from a perennial also-ran and a newcomer to the category.  -Break- Will Matthew McConaughey continue McConaissance at Emmys? Discuss this year's race with our savvy forum posters After reading our overview, be sure to check out the photo gallery at the bottom of this post, which previews the top contenders and gets you ready to make your own Emmy predictions before nominations are announced on July 10. Frontrunners With her back-to-back wins of the last two years for this HBO political satire, Louis-Dreyfus broke the curse that had befallen this category. The last woman to win more than one Emmy for leading the laffs in the same comedy series had been Patricia Heaton ("Everybody Loves Raymond," 2000, 2001); Louis-Dreyfus did win this race back in 2006 for...' »

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Neighbors Stomp on The Amazing Spider-Man with $51 Million Box Office Opening

11 May 2014 4:53 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man had no trouble taking on Electro and The Green Goblin. At the North American box office, he proved to be no match when it came to Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. Much to the surprise of everyone, Universal's R-rated comedy Neighbors moved into the number one spot at the North American box office this weekend, easily displacing The Amazing Spider-Man 2. It also made mincemeat out of fellow newcomers Legends of Oz: Dorothy Returns and Moms' Night Out, which both bombed.

Proof that you don't need to spend hundreds of millions to make a hit movie, the $18 million Neighbors arrived in 3,279 theaters following an extensive period of marketing and screenings to earn a great $51 million. The huge opening represents the fourth best opening ever for an R-rated comedy behind The Hangover Part II, Sex and the City and Ted. The film was directed by »

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Box office: 'Neighbors' parties past 'Spider-Man 2' on Friday with $19.6 million

10 May 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Neighbors" partied hard at the box office on Friday, earning a huge $19.6 million and unseating "Amazing Spider-Man 2" from the top spot. The raunchy comedy, starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, is on its way to a weekend debut just under $50 million. It's a great start for a film that reportedly cost just $18 million to produce. "Spider-Man," which features returning stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, swung to No. 2 with $10.1 million on Friday. It will likely earn around $36 million for the weekend, putting it within reach of a $150 million domestic total. The Sony sequel has so far earned a big $340 million overseas. It also stars Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti and Dane DeHaan. The Cameron Diaz comedy "The Other Woman" scored another $2.8 million for third place on Friday, bringing its domestic total to a strong $55.2 million. The Christian-themed drama "Heaven is For Real" earned $1.6 million. Its domestic total stands at an impressive $69.8 million. »

- Dave Lewis

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‘Neighbors’ Trumps ‘Spider-Man 2′ Friday, Looks to Rule Weekend B.O. With $49 Million

10 May 2014 8:21 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Neighbors” has trumped “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” Stateside at the Friday box office and looks to rule Mother’s Day weekend as well.

Universal’s opening of “Neighbors” grossed $19.6 million – almost twice as much as Sony’s second weekend of “Spider-Man 2,” which earned $10.1 million. The raunchy comedy is now on track for a $49 million-plus weekend, far ahead of “Spider-Man 2’s” lower-than-expected estimated $37 million.

The pic is also No. 1 in 16 of the 29 international territories where it opened this weekend, including the U.K., Ireland and Australia. “Neighbors” earned $14.7 million from the three aforementioned markets and will open in 26 more territories in the next few months.

The $18 million hard R-rated pic from director Nicholas Stoller (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) stars Seth Rogen as a new father and Zac Efron as a fraternity president involved in a tit-for-tat war of pranks.

Neighbors” has nearly matched in a single day the opening of Rogen’s last movie, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Film Review: Chaotic Comedy ‘Moms’ Night Out’ Has Wholesome Content, Toxic Attitude

9 May 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Liberty is a concept expressed only in irony with “Moms’ Night Out,” a female-driven minivan comedy that instructs ultimately to listen to thy husband for it is Biblical, even if thy husband is a child himself. Like sad Mitt Romney and his chocolate milk, this PG-romp is a brief walk on the wild side from the rules that await at the end of the night.

Rating: 1.5/5.0

Unfortunately, while taking out the substance abuse of a Judd Apatow or Todd Phillips arc, this shiny film exorcises the substance that comes with a freer perspective of the world. “Moms’ Night Out” diverges into a film that cannot offer its viewers freedom from the the evil spirits that make a world so toxic, as the film itself is so narrow-minded.

The intentions of “Moms’ Night Out” start out innocent enough, with a zippy beginning that provides false promise for focused filmmaking. Its »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The Middle: Renewed for Sixth Season on ABC

9 May 2014 10:26 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Aw Heck! ABC has renewed The Middle sitcom for a sixth season.

The Middlefollows the Heck family from a small town in Indiana as they try their best to get ahead. They're played by Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, and Atticus Shaffer.

Like most shows, The Middle is down year-to-year (by nearly 10% in the demo) but this series has remained a consistent performer for the network on Wednesdays at 8pm. That's particularly important since ABC continues to struggle to find new comedy hits. Of this year's crop, only The Goldbergs is a moderate success (it's also been renewed).

What do you think? Are you glad that The Middle is returning for a sixth season or do you think the show should have been cancelled? How long should it run?

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Moms’ Night Out

9 May 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Moms’ Night Out

Directed by: Jon Erwin, Andrew Erwin

Cast: Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Logan White, Patricia Heaton, Trace Adkins

Running Time: 1 hr 35 mins

Rating: PG

Release Date: May 9, 2014

Plot: A trio of moms (Drew, Heaton, White) attempt to restore order to a crazy night when a baby goes missing.

Who’S It For? People ready to be reminded that wholesome doesn’t necessarily mean nice.

Overall

Liberty is a concept expressed only in irony with Moms’ Night Out, a female-driven minivan comedy that instructs ultimately to listen to thy husband for it is Biblical, even if thy husband is a child himself. Like sad Mitt Romney and his chocolate milk, this PG-romp is a brief walk on the wild side from the rules that await at the end of the night. Unfortunately, while taking out the substance abuse of a Judd Apatow or Todd Phillips arc, this shiny film »

- Nick Allen

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