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Allison Janney (‘Mom’) could achieve unprecedented grand slam by winning these 4 Emmy categories

18 August 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Due to her decision to switch her Emmy category placement to Best Comedy Actress from her previous three nominations (and two wins) in the supporting category for her work on “Mom,” Allison Janney is now in a position to make history in a unique way. She could become the first performer ever to win an […] »

- Robert Pius

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Emmy Review: Drama Guest Actress

17 August 2017 1:01 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

By Spencer Coile 

Historically announced with the Creative Arts Emmy Awards Show, Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series is a category often filled to the brim with brilliant performances -- making it no less memorable than the main stage categories. Won in the past by the likes of Allison Janney, Margo Martindale, Carrie Preston, and other incredible actresses of strage and screen, the soon-to-be winner will be joining prestigious company. 

Fortunately, the nominees for the category this year are (for the most part) equal parts memorable and thoughtful -- leaving a lasting impact on their series. Let's dive into this year's nominees and determine who will and should win »

- Spencer Coile

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Emmy episode analysis: Allison Janney (‘Mom’) is reminiscent of ‘Roseanne’ in her mournful episode

16 August 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

After winning Emmys for Best Comedy Supporting Actress in 2014 and 2015 for her work on “Mom,” Allison Janney is nominated for the first time in the Best Comedy Actress category for her role on the CBS sitcom as Bonnie Plunkett, a recovering addict who struggles to maintain a tenuous relationship with both her sobriety […] »

- Tony Ruiz

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Emmys 2017: Was the TV Academy on Autopilot When Nominating Comedies?

16 August 2017 8:10 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

At first glance, this year’s Emmy noms may seem like a boon for new programs. A whopping five freshman shows are nominated for best drama series, projecting a considerable sense of freshness. But when you cast the spotlight over to the comedy side, it’s difficult to shake a sense of stagnancy.

Granted, across the major categories (series, acting, directing, writing), more comedies were Emmy-nominated overall this year than dramas — 17 to 15. But FX’s “Atlanta” (best series, lead actor, directing and writing) and “Better Things” (lead actress) were the only two new comedies recognized on July 13.

It seems as if every year the same question lurks going into nominations: How much will voters revert to standbys in the face of the ongoing peak TV glut? Among other things, the presence of ABC’s “Modern Family” in the comedy series category suggests a level of autopilot may have kicked in. That »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Poll: Who Will Win Best Comedy Actress at the Emmys?

15 August 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Emmy night is just weeks away — there are only two more weeks before final ballots are due — and as such, we’ll be asking Variety readers who they think will win the big prizes. This week, we’re surveying the comedy actress category.

The reigning queen is currently Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who set a record last year with her fifth consecutive Emmy win for HBO’s “Veep.” As her performance remains strong, and the show continually hits close to home with the Trump administration, she’s a clear front-runner.

It would be unwise, though, to count out her competitors. In particular, Tracee Ellis Ross, who took home the Golden Globe earlier this year for ABC’s “Black-ish,” seems like she could swoop in to interrupt Louis-Dreyfus’ streak. Other pundits think Allison Janney, who won the supporting actress in a comedy prize two years in a row for “Mom” and now moves into the lead category, could »

- Variety Staff

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Our 20 most anticipated movies at #TIFF17 so far!

15 August 2017 11:45 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Our 20 most anticipated movies at #TIFF17 so far!Our 20 most anticipated movies at #TIFF17 so far!Adriana Floridia8/15/2017 1:45:00 Pm

Movie lovers from all around the world look forward to the Toronto International Film Festival each and every year. One of the largest film festivals in the world, Canada’s own Tiff is always guaranteed to satisfy every type of movie fan—with big Hollywood titles to smaller indie films, international cinema, horror and genre films.

Today Tiff announced a plethora of additional titles to their already stacked line-up. Every week, Tiff has been adding new films to their 2017 slate, and we're becoming overwhelmed with the amount of films that we want to see at the festival this year. In addition to the ten films we previously highlighted, we've added ten more titles to our list to give you an ultimate guide regarding twenty of the hottest movies you'll want to either see, »

- Adriana Floridia

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Bling, Bubbly and Baby Gummy Bears: Inside a Luxurious Day of Indulgence with Hollywood’s A-Listers

15 August 2017 11:11 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

From Wonder Woman to Olivia Pope, every woman needs a little pampering.

So on one day every summer, Hollywood’s A-listers flock to Jennifer Klein’s Day of Indulgence to sip on margaritas, indulge in a foot massage and stock up on the latest fashions.

Stars like Halle Berry, Kerry Washington, Gal Gadot, Melissa McCarthy and more descended upon the producer’s home on Sunday for the event, now in its 19th year.

As soon as she arrived, Gadot — sipping on Icelandic Glacial water — headed to the Atelier Cologne table with Amy Adams to pick out their favorite scents. Nearby, »

- Melody Chiu

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‘DuckTales’ Review: Nostalgic, Adventure-Filled Reboot Is All It’s Quacked Up to Be

11 August 2017 8:17 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

DuckTales” makes its triumphant return to TV in a Disney Xd movie, titled “Woo-Oo!,” on Saturday that sets the bar high during this age of reboots and revivals.

In the TV landscape filled with comic book adaptations featuring superheroes, zombies or spies, it’s easy to forget that the much-beloved “DuckTales” also hailed from ink and paper. It’s this source material, however, that gave the series its storytelling heft and visual vibrancy, an irresistible combination that has contributed to the original series’ success and nostalgic longevity. This was not some treacly, preachy after-school fare, but rather zippy escapism that built in serialized installments.

Fortunately, the reboot of the series keeps all of those important original hallmarks. “American Idol” alum Felicia Barton re-recorded the signature theme song but keeps its sense of fun and excitement intact. The animation »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘DuckTales’ Review: Nostalgic, Adventure-Filled Reboot Is All It’s Quacked Up to Be

11 August 2017 8:17 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

DuckTales” makes its triumphant return to TV in a Disney Xd movie, titled “Woo-Oo!,” on Saturday that sets the bar high during this age of reboots and revivals.

In the TV landscape filled with comic book adaptations featuring superheroes, zombies or spies, it’s easy to forget that the much-beloved “DuckTales” also hailed from ink and paper. It’s this source material, however, that gave the series its storytelling heft and visual vibrancy, an irresistible combination that has contributed to the original series’ success and nostalgic longevity. This was not some treacly, preachy after-school fare, but rather zippy escapism that built in serialized installments.

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Fortunately, the reboot of the series keeps all of those important original hallmarks. “American Idol” alum Felicia Barton re-recorded the signature theme song but keeps its sense of fun and excitement intact. The animation »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Lead Actress Emmy Nominees Prove to Be Timely Political Animals

10 August 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anyone who wonders if television really is a reflection of modern-day society should consider this year’s lead actress nominees. While real-life women organize marches, defy party lines to take down harmful legislation, or simply manage to get dinner on the table on time while fighting to “have it all,” so too are their fictional counterparts standing strong to fight their own wars.

Lead comedy actress nominees, including Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow on ABC’s “Black-ish,” Allison Janney as Bonnie on CBS’ “Mom” and Pamela Adlon as Sam on FX’s “Better Things,” are all fighting to keep their families afloat while being role models for their kids. Ellie Kemper’s titular peppy lead in Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in “Grace and Frankie” are all in the process of rebuilding their lives.

Meanwhile, drama nominees such as Elisabeth Moss as Offred in Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Emmys Poll 2017: Who Should Win for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series?

9 August 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Let’s be honest: In this category, there’s Queen Selina, and then there’s everyone else.

The Emmys race for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy has been a blowout recently, with Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the past five years straight for her acid-tinged portrayal of inept politician Selina Meyer. (The category has been so one-sided, our own Michael Ausiello even called for Louis-Dreyfus to remove herself from the Emmy race.) She’s back this year to make it an even six-pack… but she also has a six-pack of hilarious ladies fighting to yank that Emmy out of her hands for once. »

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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris Announce Separation

7 August 2017 6:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are separating, according to statements posted to their social media pages.

“We are sad to announce we are legally separating,” Faris wrote on Instagram. “We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward.”

The statement, signed by both Faris and Pratt, concluded, “We still love each other and will always cherish our time together.” Pratt posted a similar message to his Facebook page.

The couple has been married for eight years. They have one child together, a five-year-old son named Jack.

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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris Announce Separation

7 August 2017 6:54 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are separating, according to statements posted to their social media pages.

“We are sad to announce we are legally separating,” Faris wrote on Instagram. “We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward.”

The statement, signed by both Faris and Pratt, concluded, “We still love each other and will always cherish our time together.” Pratt posted a similar message to his Facebook page.

The couple has been married for eight years. They have one child together, a five-year-old son named Jack.

The Hollywood couple met while working together on the 2007 film “Take Me Home Tonight,” according to a 2014 profile in Esquire.

Pratt entered the public consciousness for starring as the lovably dopey Andy Dwyer in NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.” He »

- Seth Kelley

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10 Worst Reviewed Films on Rotten Tomatoes, From ‘Ridiculous 6’ to ‘Pinocchio’ (Photos)

28 July 2017 1:43 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Emoji Movie” is the worst reviewed movie of the summer — but it’s not the worst reviewed film of all time. Check which ones are, courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes. “Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever” (2002) Average Score: 2.59 # of Reviews: 116 Tomatometer: 0 Cast: Antonio Banderas, Lucy LiuOne Missed Call” (2008) Average Score: 2.48 # of Reviews: 80 Tomatometer: 0 Cast: Shannyn Sossamon, Edwards Burns   “Pinocchio” (2002) Average Score: 2.36 # of Reviews: 55 Tomatometer: 0 Cast: Roberto BenigniNicoletta BraschiA Thousand Words” (2012) Average Score: 3.18 # of Reviews: 54 Tomatometer: 0 Cast: Eddie Murphy, Kerry Washington, Allison JanneySuperbabies: Baby Geniuses 2” (2004) Average Score: 2.17 # of Reviews: 45 Tomatometer: 0 Cast: Jon Voight, Scott Baio “National Lampoon’s »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Emmys 2017: Handicapping the Top Series and Performer Races

25 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s that time of year again, when champagne corks are popped all over Hollywood in honor of the Television Academy’s Emmy nominations. But the true celebration cannot begin until the winners are announced live on Sept. 17. With so much high-quality TV vying for the top prizes — and some surprises among the nominees — it’s shaping up to be one of the most competitive Emmy seasons in years. Here, Variety breaks down the key races.

Drama Series

Taking the torch from “Game of Thrones,” which has been the most-nominated series for the past few years, is fellow HBO genre series “Westworld.” The sci-fi thriller is tied with long-running variety sketch series “Saturday Night Live” at 22 noms this year, the most of any series. More notably, it’s also one of five freshman series in the race — and that buzz may well boost it over long-in-the-tooth “House of Cards” (six noms for the Netflix drama), or even »

- Danielle Turchiano

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Watch the Comic-Con sneak peek from Disney Xd’s DuckTales

22 July 2017 2:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney Xd released a sneak peek clip from the first episode of the upcoming reboot of the classic cartoon series DuckTales at the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, which sees Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby embark on their very first adventure with the legendary Scrooge McDuck and Launchpad McQuack; check it out here….

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Based on the Emmy Award-winning series treasured by a generation of viewers, Disney Xd’s animated comedy-adventure series “DuckTales” chronicles the high-flying adventures of Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire Scrooge McDuck, his mischief-making triplet grandnephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, temperamental nephew Donald Duck and the trusted McDuck Manor team: big-hearted, fearless chauffer/pilot Launchpad McQuack, no-nonsense housekeeper Mrs. Beakley and Mrs. Beakley’s granddaughter, Webby Vanderquack, resident adventurer and the triplet’s newfound fierce friend.

The new DuckTales features a voice cast that includes David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Anna Faris-Eugenio Derbez Comedy ‘Overboard’ Lands April Release

20 July 2017 3:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate has set an April 20, 2018, release date for its remake of the romantic comedy “Overboard,” starring Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez.

Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, and Edward Herrmann starred in the 1987 original directed by Garry Marshall. Hawn played a selfish heiress who got amnesia when she fell off her yacht, while Russell portrayed a carpenter who ultimately fell in love with her.

The original movie has been re-imagined with a reversal of the leading roles. The story now focuses on a spoiled playboy from one of Mexico’s wealthiest families, portrayed by Derbez, who falls overboard off his yacht. He’s then convinced by Faris’ single, working-class mom that he is her husband. Eva Longoria also stars. »

- Dave McNary

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Allison Janney (‘Mom’) blends tragedy with comedy over mother’s death for Best Comedy Actress [Exclusive Emmy Submission]

18 July 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that Allison Janney is entering the “Mom” episode “Tush Push and Some Radishes” as her Emmy submission for Best Comedy Actress. This installment of the CBS laffer aired April 7 and was episode 18 of season 4. It blends tragedy with humor as her character Bonnie finds out that the […] »

- Chris Beachum

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Emmys 2017 Trivia: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Moves One Step Closer to History & 18 More Wild Things About This Year’s Noms

13 July 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This could be the year that Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes Emmy history.

Nominated once again for playing Selina Meyer on HBO’s “Veep,” Louis-Dreyfus is the favorite to win her sixth consecutive Emmy as outstanding comedy actress. In doing so, she would beat the record for most Emmys won by a performer in the same role for the same series.

Right now, Louis-Dreyfus is in a three-way tie with Candice Bergen (“Murphy Brown”) and Don Knotts (“Andy Griffith Show”). All three thesps won five Emmys for their roles on those shows. Now, Louis-Dreyfus is poised to leap ahead.

What’s more, she’s also in line this year to tie Cloris Leachman for the most Emmys ever won by a female performer. Leachman has eight; Louis-Dreyfus has seven – tied with Mary Tyler Moore and Allison Janney. (Janney, of course, is competing with Louis-Dreyfus in the comedy »

- Michael Schneider

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Tracee Ellis Ross Reveals Her Secret to Keeping Calm on Emmy Nomination Morning (Hint: It Involves Birds!)

13 July 2017 2:12 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Tracee Ellis Ross was not calm Thursday morning as she waited for the 2017 Emmy Awards nominations to be announced.

“I’d been up since, like, 4:40 a.m. because I’m on European time. I hopped in the shower at 8, but that did not change my attention,” the black-ish star tells People of the nerves and anticipation she felt in the minutes leading up to the reveal.

“I decided to put on a moisture mask and go down to my meditation room and meditate. So I was listening to the birds when 8:30 struck, and when I opened my eyes »

- Patrick Gomez

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