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Michelle Williams is one of Hollywood's most private celebrities, but she's always been incredibly forthright about the ups and downs of being a single mom to 11-year-old daughter Matilda. Since the death of Heath Ledger in 2008, Michelle's former boyfriend and Matilda's father, the Certain Women actress has been raising their child on her own and discussed how it's affected her dating life in the latest issue of Porter magazine. Luckily, Michelle has the support of close friend Busy Philipps, whom she shares a hilarious (or hilariously depressing?) anecdote about, and is creating plenty of Oscar buzz for her role in Manchester by the Sea. Check out what she had to say ahead, and to see the full interview with Michelle, buy the latest issue of Porter, which hits stands on Dec. 2. Related:Heath Ledger's Dad Opens Up About His Overdose: "It Was Totally His Fault" »
- Quinn Keaney
Michelle Williams admits that her life at 36 isn't what she imagined.
In an interview with the December issue of Porter magazine, the actress opens up about raising her daughter, Matilda, without Heath Ledger, who died in January 2008 when his daughter was just 2 years old. "In all honesty, for pretty much everything else, I feel like I'm a believer in not fighting circumstances, accepting where you are and where you've been. In pretty much all senses but one," Williams explains. "I would be able to go totally down that line of thinking were it not for Matilda not having her dad. You know, that's just something that doesn't… I mean, it just won't ever be right."
The Manchester By the Sea star adds that being a single mother is a constant challenge. "Talk about a learning process. I think, God, what would I say about it?" she says. "I feel really sensitive about it and certainly »
The 36-year-old Manchester By the Sea star is on the cover of the latest issue of Porter, out Dec. 2, and she reflects on parenting and dating since the loss of Ledger, nearly 7 years ago.
“In all honesty, for pretty much everything else, I feel like I’m a believer in not fighting circumstances, accepting where you are and where you’ve been. In pretty much all senses but one, I would be able to go totally down that line of thinking were »
- Dave Quinn
If you’ve not yet submitted to the fact that Christmas starts the day after Halloween, or, at the very latest, the day after Thanksgiving, prepare for this clip of Busy Philipps and Jason Biggs to shove you gently into the holiday spirit.
Philipps has partnered up with Diy mecca Michael’s for a series of celeb-studded and seriously festive craft-offs. Her first video saw the actress facing off with recently anointed domestic diva Snoop Dogg, to make some glittery ornaments. Spoiler alert: Snoop’s fascination with glitter glue is not to be missed.
Related: Inside Fixer Upper’s Chip »
- Mackenzie Schmidt
“She is just into animals. Real ones and stuffed ones. Saving them and sleeping with them,” Williams told People Monday night at the Los Angeles premiere of her film Manchester by the Sea.
“We have a zoo in our apartment. We just added a cat to our dog and our fish. I feel like that’s a small petting zoo. I could get 50 a visit.”
The three-time Oscar-nominated actress, 36, jokes that she could »
- Jen Juneau
Snoop Dogg has a side chick for Christmas.
Don’t tell Martha Stewart, but the rapper and co-host of Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party is the first guest on The Make Off, a holiday crafting video series created by Michaels and hosted by another artfully inclined celebrity, Busy Philipps. In case you were wondering what competitive crafting might look like, the actress breaks down the webisode’s premise: “Making things can be super fun, as long as you do it with friends and family, you have a few simple supplies … and you judge it and declare a winner.”
- Mackenzie Schmidt
Freaks and Geeks fans may have to spend the weekend chanting, "Kim Kelly is my friend," to maintain their collective Zen. Busy Philipps is not keen on the idea of a Freaks and Geeks TV show reunion. Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, and Martin Starr also starred in the 1980s-set coming of age comedy drama.While doing press for HBO's Vice Principals, which will intentionally end after its second season, Philipps told Pop Sugar she is "wary" of revivals, referring to them as "retreads." She says Paul Feig, Judd Apatow and the rest of the writers did the best they could to provide a satisfying ending that could serve as a series finale. Given »
It's almost impossible to keep track of all the reboots and sequels hitting the big and small screens lately. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will be here before you know it, Prison Break is coming back to raise your blood pressure yet again in 2017, but the one show you probably won't be seeing resurrected? Freaks and Geeks. The one-season wonder is a fan favorite, practically a poster child for the canceled-too-soon genre — but isn't that part of why we love it so much? Thanks to the Digital HD release of Vice Principals season one, we got to speak with Busy Philipps about why she actually loves that her current show is only formatted as two seasons. She made some great points about the importance of letting things go, especially when it comes to TV. You won't find her campaigning for a Freaks and Geeks reunion. "I feel wary of that track. »
- Maggie Pehanick
Image Source: HBO If you missed HBO's off-kilter comedy Vice Principals this Summer, you need to carve out four and a half hours of your life immediately. The first season is available on Digital HD now, and I promise you'll be hooked after the first episode - I was, and I'm a tough sell. The series stars Danny McBride and Walton Goggins as Neal and Lee, VPs plotting to take down their school's new principal. I got the chance to chat with Busy Philipps, who plays Neal's constantly annoyed ex-wife, Gale. Since she's already shot the second season (which airs this Spring), she filled us in on all the tidbits she could, including what she thought of the bloody finale. Popsugar: In your mind, how did Neal and Gale meet, and what was their early romance like? Busy Philipps: We actually had a lot of discussion about this; there »
- Maggie Pehanick
Major A-listers are going to be attending the 5th annual Baby2Baby Gala in honor of one of their dearest friends. This year the event will be honoring Jennifer Garner, who will be receiving the Baby2Baby Giving Tree Award for her support and ongoing dedication to children in need around the world. Over the past two years, Garner has helped Baby2Baby distribute 5 million diapers to the low-income children the organization serves. Supporting Garner at the event will be Julie Bowen, Selma Blair and Rachel Zoe. Other attendees include J.J. Abrams, Michelle Monaghan, Jordana Brewster, Busy Philipps, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jaime King, Eric Dane, Rebecca Gayheart and Soleil Moon Frye. Baby2Baby, along »
In the age of Internet stardom, followers and likes are crucial currency to garner social awareness and to build a brand. A million followers on Vine or Instagram could potentially send an everyday citizen to the stratosphere. This is the premise for the new buddy comedy “Fml,” starring comedian and vine star Jason Nash who wants to use social media fame to change his life.
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Nash plays 40-year-old stand-up comic Sam who desperately needs to get to 1 million followers in order to save his crumbling marriage. His best friend teen social media star Henry (Brandon Calvillo) just wants to hook up with an Instagram model (Jessica Serfaty) who lives across the country. Together, they team up on a road trip to collaborate on videos with the best and worst of social media, including the morally bankrupt Mike »
- Vikram Murthi
Daredevil‘s love interest is making her way to another Marvel series on Netflix.
Deborah Ann Woll, who plays Matt Murdock’s love Karen Page on Daredevil, is joining the cast of The Punisher, Netflix announced at New York Comic Con on Saturday. Woll and The Punisher star Jon Bernthal joined the panel for Marvel’s Iron Fist to announce the news — but we will have to wait a while to see them on-screen. The Punisher isn’t expected to debut until 2018, and filming just began last Monday.
Woll greeted »
There’s no time like Thanksgiving for a complicated family reunion.
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Veronica Dineen comes back into her disapproving daughter’s life during an upcoming Thanksgiving-themed installment after years behind bars. With some dangerous colleagues on her tail after her discovery of a forgotten nuclear reactor, Veronica brings the team a surprising case. She’s also eager to reconnect with Paige and the grandson she’s never met, »
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The pair’s one-night stand turns into a standoff when Natasha decides she likes Felix and his amazing apartment so much that she never plans to leave.
The Odd Couple returns Monday, Oct. 17, at 9:30/8:30c on CBS.
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* Marvel’s The Punisher »
He’s friend not foe!
Netflix is now confirming what we reported last month: Westworld actor Ben Barnes is joining Marvel’s The Punisher as a series regular, although he will not be playing an antagonist to Jon Bernthal’s titular vigilante (aka Frank Castle), as we speculated. Rather, the English actor has been cast as Billy Russo, Frank’s best friend from his days in the Special Forces. Billy runs a successful private military corporation called Anvil.
RelatedMarvel’s Iron Fist Gets Premiere Date
Viewers got their first look at Bernthal’s gun-toting antihero in Season 2 of Daredevil, which dropped last March. »
It's about to get real... estate. Watch the official trailer for the second season of the Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ TV show, from Seeso. The half-hour, semi-scripted comedy set at a luxury, cut throat La real estate firm stars Dan Ahdoot, Tim Baltz, Ryan Gaul, Mandell Maughan, Tawny Newsome, Drew Tarver, and Paul F. Tompkins.This season, Zach Galifianakis, Nick Kroll, Busy Philipps, Casey Wilson, Jack McBrayer, Patton Oswalt, Paul Rust, Randall Park, Dave Foley, Weird Al Yankovic, and Madison Hildebrand guest star. Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ is created and executive produced by Kulap Vilaysack. Tom Lennon, Ben Garant, Scott Aukerman, and David Jargowsky also executive produce. Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, season two, premieres on Seeso, Thursday, October 13, 2016.Read More… »
Since the first time I saw The Foot Fist Way, I have been a fan of the work of Jody Hill and Danny McBride. They have a number of other regular collaborators who are part of the wonderful work they’ve created together so far, and you can’t talk about them without also talking about Ben Best or Shawn Harwell or John Carcieri or David Gordon Green or Tim Orr or Joseph Stephens, because they’re all part of what I love about Observe and Report and Eastbound & Down and now Vice Principals. I’ll have more to say about this season once it comes to a close next week, but today, I am struck anew by why I have such a strong reaction to the films that Jody Hill has directed, and I think I finally have a handle on it. I often find myself having a strong »
- Drew McWeeny
The second season of the Bajillion Dollar Properties TV show premieres on Seeso, Thursday October 13, 2016. The semi-scripted high-end real estate spoof comedy series stars Dan Ahdoot, Tim Baltz, Ryan Gaul, Mandell Maughan, Tawny Newsome, Drew Tarver, and Paul F. Tompkins.Guest stars in Bajillion Dollar Properties, season two, include: Zach Galifianakis, Nick Kroll, Busy Philipps, Casey Wilson, Jack McBrayer, Patton Oswalt, Paul Rust, Randall Park, Dave Foley, Weird Al Yankovic, and Madison Hildebrand, from Bravo's Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles. Watch a short and get the details from this press release. Read More… »
We now know yet another batch of upcoming Kelly Ripa guest co-hosts, and the week’s small stable includes the returns of a few frontrunners for the permanent gig. It also includes Busy Philipps and Chris Pratt, who are, ah, not in the running. Here’s the “Live With Kelly” guest co-host schedule for the week of September 19-23, 2016: Monday, Sept. 19 – Actress Busy Philipps Tuesday, Sept. 20 – Actor Jussie Smollett Wednesday, Sept. 21 – Actor Jussie Smollett Thursday, Sept. 22 – Actor Mark Consuelos Friday, Sept. 23 – Actor Chris Pratt Also Read: Kelly Ripa May Have Found Her Next 'Live' Guest Co-Host: You Smollett has »
- Tony Maglio
Here is more of the history they never taught you. Below, watch an extended trailer for the fourth season of the Drunk History TV show. Season four premieres on Comedy Central, Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 10:30pm Et/Pt. Created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, Drunk History is produced by Gary Sanchez Productions and executive produced by Waters and Konner, along with Gary Sanchez Productions’ Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Owen Burke.Hamilton alum Lin-Manuel Miranda guest stars in Drunk History's fourth season. The new season also features: Billie Joe Armstrong, Steve Berg, Rachel Bilson, Paget Brewster, Michael Cera, Josh Charles, Kat Dennings, Ben Folds, Dave Grohl, Tony Hale, Ed Helms, Jack McBrayer, Allan McLeod, Thomas Middleditch, Elizabeth Olsen, Busy Phillips, Aubrey Plaza, Ronda Rousey, »
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