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15 Years Later: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Drop Dead Gorgeous

23 July 2014 6:53 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

The year was 1999 and by the summer, teen films were all the rage. The year kicked off with two unexpected box office successes, Varsity Blues and She’s All That, before studios started pumping out hit after hit. In the same year, Drop Dead Gorgeous, a dark comedy about teenage girls competing in a local Minnesota beauty pageant, bombed at the box office. Unable to capture the same excitement as American Pie or 10 Things I Hate About You, the film quickly disappeared from theaters after earning a dismal $10.5 million at the box office.

It was only later, when released on DVD and VHS, did the movie become a cult classic. Similarly to Jawbreaker, which also came out in 1999, Drop Dead Gorgeous proved to be a pivotal film — introducing audiences to Amy Adams, making use of the mockumentary style — even if it was overlooked at the time.

On the 15th anniversary of the theatrical release, »

- Stacy Lambe

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Anna Faris Joins Husband Chris Pratt At 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Premiere

22 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Anna Faris accompanied her husband Chris Pratt at the premiere of his new superhero flick Guardians of the Galaxy.

Anna Faris, Chris Pratt At Guardians of the Galaxy Premiere

Pratt, who plays Star-Lord in the new marvel franchise, wore a slim-fitting gray suit on the red carpet. He finished off his polished look with a crisp white shirt and black tie with a tie clip. On his arm, Faris wore an asymmetrical, strapless white dress with jewel accents. Faris wore her blond locks in an elegant up-do with her bangs swept to the side.

At the premiere at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland, Pratt’s Guardians of the Galaxy costars Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Benicio Del Toro and Karen Gillan were all also in attendance.

Guardians of the Galaxy follows Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Pratt) as he forms an alliance with Gamora (Saldana), Drax »

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Anna Farris Joins Husband Chris Pratt At 'Guardian's Of The Galaxy' Premiere

22 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Anna Farris accompanied her husband Chris Pratt at the premiere of his new superhero flick Guardians of the Galaxy.

Anna Farris, Chris Pratt At Guardians of the Galaxy Premiere

Pratt, who plays Star-Lord in the new marvel franchise, wore a slim-fitting gray suit on the red carpet. He finished off his polished look with a crisp white shirt and black tie with a tie clip. On his arm, Farris wore an asymmetrical, strapless white dress with jewel accents. Farris wore her blond locks in an elegant up-do with her bangs swept to the side.

At the premiere at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland, Pratt’s Guardians of the Galaxy costars Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Benicio Del Toro and Karen Gillan were all also in attendance.

Guardians of the Galaxy follows Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Pratt) as he forms an alliance with Gamora (Saldana), Drax »

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Emmy Episode Analysis: Is Allison Janney ('Mom') a slam dunk for Comedy Supporting Actress?

22 July 2014 12:42 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

An Emmy-magnet and a double-nominee this year, Allison Janney compliments her Drama Guest Actress nomination for "Masters of Sex" with a Comedy Supporting Actress bid for playing Bonnie in CBS's laffer "Mom." -Break- Watch our exclusive Q&A with Allison Janney about 'Masters' and 'Mom' Synopsis: In Janney's submitted episode, "Estrogen and a Hearty Breakfast," Bonnie frantically calls her daughter Christy (Anna Faris) to inform her that she may be pregnant. She and Christy visit the doctor who informs Bonnie that she is not pregnant, but in fact going through menopause. Bonnie doesn't take the news well and enters a state of depression, complaining to Christy about her hot flashes and the consequences for her love life. Bonnie then decides that if she can't feel young, she'll act young instead. She shows up at Christy's house in a short leather skirt, revealing top, and »

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Shel Silverstein Biopic in the Works at McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision (Exclusive)

21 July 2014 6:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Wonderland Sound and Vision has launched development on a biopic about Shel Silverstein, the prolific children’s book author, cartoonist and lyricist.

Wonderland principals McG (pictured) and Mary Viola are producing with Sean Sorensen and Motion Theory’s Mathew Cullen. Writing partners Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair are adapting “A Boy Named Shel: The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein” by Lisa Rogak.

Wonderland optioned the material and will be funding development. Wonderland’s Nathan Stadler will oversee the project.

The project marks the fourth time that Wonderland has worked with Shafer and Vicknair, most recently on “1:30 Train,” starring Chris Evans and Alice Eve in what was Wonderland’s first in-house financed film.

“A Boy Named Shel” explores the personal and professional struggles that made Silverstein, who died in 1999, a unique voice. Silverstein’s resume includes best-selling books such as “The Giving Tree,” poetry collections “Where the Sidewalk Ends »

- Dave McNary

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Liam Neeson, Julie Bowen and Key & Peele Coming to Fox's Animated Block

20 July 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

This fall, Fox's animated comedies will welcome a slew of A-list guest voice talent. Liam Neeson, Julie Bowen, Key & Peele, Kim Kardashian, Bill Hader, Allison Janney, as well as Zach Galifianakis, Jane Fonda, Willem Dafoe, Nick Offerman, Kevin Kline, Megan Mullally and Aziz Ansari will all be heard in cartoon form this fall. Here are the details for the upcoming seasons of “Bob's Burgers,” “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy” and “American Dad,” in Fox's language: Also read: Fox Fall Premiere Dates: ‘Gotham,’ ‘Utopia’ and ‘Red Band Society’ Debuts “Bob's Burgers” (Sundays, 7:30-8 p.m. Et/Pt) Recently nominated for its »

- Tony Maglio

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Editors' Emmy Slugfest: Who'll win Best Drama Guest Actress?

20 July 2014 9:05 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

In our new prediction slugfest, Gold Derby Editors agree that Allison Janney ("Masters of Sex") is the frontrunner (and has been since last year) in the Emmy race for Best Drama Guest Actress, but that Jane Fonda ("The Newsroom") and Kate Burton ("Scandal") give great performances in their episode submissions and could dethrone Janney. Senior Editor Daniel Montgomery and I battle it out mano-a-mano-style in our latest video (watch below) as we analyze the episodes submitted to Emmy judges as examples of their best work from the past TV season. Janney entered "Brave New World," Fonda tried her luck with "Red Team III" and Burton went with "A Door Marked Exit." Other nominees: Kate Mara for "House of Cards" ("Chapter 14"), Margo Martindale for "The Americans" ("Behind the Red Door") and Diana Rigg for "Game of Thrones" ("The Lion and the Rose"). -Break- »

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TVLine's Performer of the Week: Christopher Eccleston

19 July 2014 6:20 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A weekly feature in which we spotlight shining stars

The Performer | Christopher Eccleston

The Show | The Leftovers

The Episode | “Two Boats and a Helicopter”

The Airdate | July 13, 2014

The Performance | Characters don’t come much more complicated than Matt Jamison. But luckily, actors don’t come much more capable than his portrayer, either.

Ever since the Great Departure, the reverend has published pamphlets revealing the misdeeds of the “heroes” taken in what he’s certain wasn’t the Rapture. As a result, not only has his flock dwindled, he’s been subjected to regular beatings by the loved ones of those he exposes. »

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CBS Shows United Front at Summer TCA Party

18 July 2014 1:58 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS partnered with sister channels the CW and Showtime for a blowout party Thursday at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

Stars of new shows like Grant Gustin of CW’s “The Flash” and Mariana Klaveno of CBS’ “Stalker” hobnobbed with press, while a mini reunion of “The Wire” actors Wendell Pierce, who joins Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” this year, and Dominic West of new Showtime drama “The Affair,” excited those within Instagram distance. Elsewhere, CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler insisted her chill, old school demeanor would not allow for such things as sending an underling to get her food so she wouldn’t wait in line, CW prexy Mark Pedowitz debated which he enjoys more: Upfronts or TCA.

McNulty & Bunk together again (on Showtime) #theaffair #RayDonovan #TCA14 http://t.co/AvQdVotdIg—

  (@SHO_PR) July 18, 2014

Meanwhile, returning champs bonded with each other over snacks provided by Coolhaus, Umami Burger and Olive Wood food trucks. »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Emmy Episode Analysis: Lonely Allison Janney ('Masters of Sex') discovers a 'Brave New World'

18 July 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Emmy-darling Allison Janney is already a four-time winner with two supporting (2000-2001) and two lead (2002, 2004) victories for "The West Wing." She hopes to complete the hat trick by winning her first Drama Guest Actress Emmy for "Masters of Sex," in which she plays Margaret Scully, the lonely wife of a closeted university provost. Including her Comedy Supporting Actress bid this year for "Mom," this is her eighth nomination. -Break- Watch our exclusive Q&A with Allison Janney about 'Masters' and 'Mom' Synopsis: Janney submitted an early episode from her story arc, "Brave New World." Unbeknownst to Margaret, her husband Barton (Drama Guest Actor nominee Beau Bridges) is having an affair with a male prostitute. He comes home from one such encounter to find her in bed reading a provocative novel, "Peyton Place." He gives her a chaste kiss and retires to a separate room for the »

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Masters of Sex: Season Two Ratings

17 July 2014 12:33 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Last year, the audience for Masters of Sex grew as the season progressed. Will the ratings continue to climb in season two or will the fall? Will the show be renewed for a third season or, will it be cancelled instead?

Masters of Sex follows the unusual lives of William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), researchers whose work touched off the sexual revolution. Others in the cast include Caitlin FitzGerald, Teddy Sears, Annaleigh Ashford, Beau Bridges, Allison Janney, and Julianne Nicholson.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available. Because the Showtime audience is sometimes very small, the numbers can be difficult to find.

Note: If »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Emmy Episode Analysis: Beau Bridges leads Drama Guest Actor race for 'Masters of Sex'

15 July 2014 5:51 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Three-time Emmy-winner and 15-time nominee Beau Bridges is back in the derby for a role unlike any other he's had; Bridges is a Drama Guest Actor contender for his portrayal as Provost Barton Scully in Showtime's "Masters of Sex," and as he told our editor Chris Beachum in June, this is the first time he's ever played a gay man. -Break- Beau Bridges dishes roles in 'Millers' and 'Masters of Sex' (Exclusive Video) Synopsis: In "Manhigh," Barton is confronted by his wife, Margaret (Allison Janney), over his sexuality and cheating, and he reveals he fell in love with a man when he was 18 and has cheated on her several times with several different men. In an attempt to cure himself and save his marriage, Barton decides to undergo aversion shock therapy, braving the potential side effects including memory loss. Barton must also deal with a presentation by William Masters (Michael Sheen) that goe. »

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Masters of Sex, Ep. 2.01: “Parallax” deals with characters’ self-deception

15 July 2014 6:16 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Masters of Sex, Season 2, Episode 1: “Parallax”

Written by Michelle Ashford

Directed by Michael Apted

Airs Sundays at 10pm Et on Showtime

“Parallax” is the difference in an object’s appearance, depending on the position from which one observes it. One thing won’t look the same from the points of view of two people looking at it from different angles. The season premiere of Masters of Sex showcases this phenomenon with a scene that directly follows the end of last season’s finale. After Bill makes his anguished declaration that he “needs” Gini, they go inside, have sex, and then she breaks things off with Ethan over the phone. We see it first from Bill’s perspective, and then from Gini’s, which reveals that it’s their work she’s choosing, not Bill, over Ethan. Later, Bill claims that he too considers their sexual relationship “part of the work” and not an affair. »

- Dan Schindel

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Blu-ray Review: Jason Bateman’s ‘Bad Words’ Not Better on Blu-ray

14 July 2014 6:28 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Looming over “Bad Words” is the potential it could have had, as is, were it released ten years ago. With its focus of R-rated behavior poking at the projected innocence of children, along with the couple of chromosomes that keep Bateman’s Trilby from being a Vince Vaughn character, this movie is certainly a product of the comedies that have sculpted out the manchild story in the past decade.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

While the arrested development comedies of Todd Phillips and Judd Apatow have some influence on Bateman’s stepping-out as a director, its inspiration is much too late. For whatever could be cleverly shocking about a man telling a boy he’ll “slaughter him like a sacred cow”, has been exhausted. It’s not that we’ve become more PC, it’s that being non-pc has lost its sharpness.

Bateman uses a fairly fast mouth and an authoritarian command to have some fun with his character, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Watch the ‘Masters of Sex’ Season 2 Premiere in Full

14 July 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Did you miss the second season premiere of Showtime’s “Masters of Sex” last night? That’s Ok, you can watch it here.

Starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, Sunday night’s episode was titled “Parallax” and, according to HitFix’s Andy Sepinwall, was “excellent stuff.” Following pioneer sex researchers Virginia Johnson and William H. Masters in the 1950s and ’60s, “Masters of Sex” co-stars Beau Bridges and Allison Janney.

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- Variety Staff

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Season premiere review: 'Masters of Sex' - 'Parallax'

13 July 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Masters of Sex" is back for a new season. I reviewed the start of the new season on Friday, and I have specific thoughts on the season premiere coming up just as soon as I can buy an extra $100 worth of french lingerie every month... "We have the work." -Virginia "Parallax" is an episode that tries very much to live up to its title by giving us different angles on the immediate aftermath of Bill's declaration at the end of season 1. We revisit Bill and Virginia's night together multiple times, each time getting a new perspective, until we can fully understand the nature of this new phase of their relationship. That puzzle structure, with the same scene shown multiple times at different lengths, is one of those stylistic flourishes where the payoff really has to be worth the repetition, and here it absolutely is. As we hear more and more »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Emmy bait: Watch nominees in 25 of the year's best TV scenes

11 July 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

While much of the talk surrounding the announcement of the 2014 Emmy nominations focused on bigger-picture issues (snubs both critical and fan-enraging, the historical impact of a Simpsons omission, and so on), the year leading up to Thursday’s roll call was actually made up of many smaller flashes of brilliance on the small screen.

EW launched its 50 Best TV Scenes of the Past Year three weeks ago in an effort to highlight some of those moments—the most powerful, funny, touching, lusty, or sometimes just plain awkward moments over the 2013–14 season. It’s no surprise, then, that many of the »

- Lanford Beard

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Review: Showtime's 'Masters of Sex' better than ever in season 2

11 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson spend much of the second season premiere of the Showtime drama "Masters of Sex" (Sunday at 10) trying to redefine the nature and parameters of their relationship after the events of the show's marvelous first season. Are they now a couple? Is this just an affair? Is it still simply one small component of their groundbreaking study on human sexuality? If Masters (Michael Sheen) and Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) need more time to figure out what they're doing, "Masters of Sex" certainly does not. It was one of TV's very best dramas a year ago, and in many ways the start of season 2 suggests it's gotten even better. The first season ended with both disaster and epiphany, as an early version of the famous Masters and Johnson study was greeted with horrified indignation by Masters' medical colleagues, but also with the suddenly-unemployed Dr. Masters finally admitting that »

- Alan Sepinwall

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TV News: 2014 Emmy Award Nominations Announced

10 July 2014 6:47 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Some old TV favorites and some new online upstarts highlight the nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, which takes place on Monday, August 25th, 2014. The Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” competes with stalwart sitcoms “The Big Bang Theory” and “Modern Family” at this year’s ceremony.

The Emmy Awards Will Be Broadcast Live on NBC, August 25th, 2014

Photo credit: Emmys.com

The nominations were revealed by the Television Academy on the morning of July 10th, 2014, and were announced by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly. Late night host Seth Meyers will host the 2014 edition of the Emmy Awards, to air live on NBC-tv. The complete list of nominations are as followed…

Best Series (Drama)

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Downton Abbey (PBS)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

House of Cards (Netflix)

Mad Men (AMC)

True Detective (HBO)

Best Actor (Drama Series)

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)

Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom)

Jon Hamm »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'Game of Thrones' Gets 19 Emmy Nominations

10 July 2014 6:32 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier today, the nominations were handed out for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air on Monday, August 25 at 8 Pm Et on NBC, with host Seth Meyers. Out of all the shows that received nods, HBO's Game of Thrones stood above the rest with a whopping 19 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series. Here's a full list of Game of Thrones' nominations below.

- Outstanding Drama Series

- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage)

- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Lena Headey)

- Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Diana Rigg)

- Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Neil Marshall - "The Watchers on the Wall")

- Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss - "The Children")

- Outstanding Art Direction For a Contemporary or Fantasy Series ("The Laws Of Gods And Men", "The Mountain And The Viper")

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- MovieWeb

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