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There were countless movies starring Robin Williams that had us laughing out loud no matter where we watched them. One of those treasured films was the 1998 classic Patch Adams, featuring Williams as a medical student who always treated patients with a healthy dose of humor. Monica Potter is finally speaking out about her co-star's tragic death that left her nothing short of devastated. "This loss has left me truly heartbroken," Potter said in a statement to E! News. "Robin Williams was one of the brightest, most loving & wonderful people I've ever been blessed to know." She added, "I'll miss him more than I can ever express in words." Her tribute »
Following Robin Williams’ death Monday, family, friends, colleagues, and those who respected him have responded, releasing statements about the the late actor.
He made us laugh. He made us cry. He ended up touching every element of the human spirit. #RIPRobinWilliams pic.twitter.com/kbEq7OwPOf
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) agosto 12, 2014
Susan Schneider, Wife
This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. »
- C. Molly Smith
In truly sad news today, beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams has passed away at the age of 63. He is believed to have died from a suicide by asphyxiation, which has left many people across the world stunned and saddened by this tragic loss. A stand-up comedian who parlayed his talents into a long-lasting acting career, the man is remembered by peers from all different spectrums of the entertainment world. Mourning Robin Williams, fellow comedians, past co-stars and long time friends all gathered to share their memoris on Twitter this afternoon.
I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 11, 2014
So sad so funny http://t.co/YF9UH5BOYb
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) August 11, 2014
I’m merely the millionth voice chiming in on how sad and serious chemical dependency and depression are. Rip Robin Williams
— James Gunn »
Mike & Molly‘s Katy Mixon knows how to score a laugh, but as the following Hollywood Game Night exclusive video reveals, she’s a little less reliable when it comes to earning points at the show’s “Off the Top of My Head” round. (Or maybe she’s just not a big Harry Potter aficionado?)
Watch Mixon leave Parenthood‘s Monica Potter utterly baffled as she tries to describe the word “Goblet,” then witness her collapse under the weight of “Hogwarts.” Oh, and don’t get us started on her attempt to describe “scarves.”
This week’s Hollywood Game Night »
In Hollywood, there’s always a battle for attention. The legends and icons are forced to fend off the pretty young things that pop up every year. But sometimes, a generation of starlets and studs are more than just pretty faces — they are the new Hollywood. They transform into talented, award-winning actors who take over both the big and small screen. They include the likes of Jonah Hill, Carey Mulligan, Emma Watson and Shailene Woodley, all of who have been featured in Vanity Fair’s Young Hollywood series.
While there have been a number of hits featured in the magazine of the years, there have also been a number of misses — Vinessa Shaw and Sarah Wynter anyone? Like them, we want to know where they are all now.
Starting with 1999 — the unofficial “Young Hollywood” issue — we look back on the hottest, youngest, brightest, freshest faces of the past 15 years.
- Stacy Lambe
Between her brand new family and the success of ABC's “Scandal,” Kerry Washington is arguably having the year of her life. Portraying the ultimate political fixer, leader of her team (affectionately known as her Gladiators), and all-around best-dressed badass, Olivia Pope, Washington has paved the way for strong, female leads on television. She truly is a force to be reckoned with. Nominated for Best Actress in a drama last year, Washington was the first African-American nominee in her category in 18 years. Could this be her year? Also read: 7 Questions With ‘Parenthood’ Star Monica Potter: Emmy Contender Quickie With Friday's Emmy nomination deadline. »
- Jethro Nededog and Lindsay Goldstein
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” shocked the world at the 2014 Golden Globes. It would be anything but a surprise should the Fox comedy be nominated for a 2014 Emmy. Joe Lo Truglio is one of the standouts on the true ensemble comedy, which is lead by individual Globe winner Andy Samberg. The man who plays Samberg's best bud talked to TheWrap about “the most humbling experience of the whole season,” going “Full Boyle” and who he would play on “Game of Thrones.” (A Baratheon, so he could drink.) Also read: 7 Questions With ‘Parenthood’ Star Monica Potter: Emmy Contender Quickie What was the toughest thing you had to do. »
- Tony Maglio
After the natural end of the “For Your Consideration” push, the period for Emmy voting closes on Friday. To kick off our Emmy contenders series, TheWrap spoke with “Parenthood” star Monica Potter, who was nominated for a 2014 Golden Globe award. In our conversation, Potter talked about crying on-camera all the time, mercifully losing a small-screen mayoral race and pelting her camera operator with an egg. She also revealed who she would hand a trophy to, when the Golden Age of TV actually was and how binge-watching “Dance Moms” with her daughter was worse than having the flu. Also read: ‘Parenthood’ Renewed for a Sixth. »
- Tony Maglio
Now that the TV season is over, awards season is about to begin. We’ve watched every minute of every episode of the finest shows from the past year to determine the most impressive scene from each series. It was a task as daunting as it was time-consuming (you try to pick just one “best” scene from Breaking Bad, or Game of Thrones), but we came away with our list, and we’re ready for you to disagree with the majority of it.
The clips, and our explanations, are below. Emmy voters, you’ll want to take notes. »
- EW staff
"There's not a chance in hell that I'll be nominated [for an Emmy]. I'm putting that on the record right now," said Monica Potter during our recent webcam chat (watch below). The "Parenthood" star has been a critics' darling for years, but the TV academy has yet to take notice. -Break- Gold Derby Emmy Mvp: Voters need to save room for the women of 'Parenthood' However, the actress was singled out several times in 2013 for her performance during her character Kristina Braverman's breast cancer battle in season four: she was nominated by the Television Critics Assn. and won Best Drama Supporting Actress at the Critics' Choice Awards. "Who doesn't love to win an award?" she said of her sudden windfall. "It's like bingo, except you get a statue instead of money, and I never win at bingo." More recently, she reaped a bid in the comeptitive catch-all supporting ca »
On Thursday afternoon, we'll talk with Monica Potter about her role as Kristina Braverman on the NBC drama "Parenthood," which was recently renewed for a sixth and final season. Join us for our live chat on May 15, at 1:00pm Pt/4:00pm Et on Gold Derby's home page. Watch our latest chats with Emmy contenders: Lena Headey, Minnie Driver, and more! -Break- It has been a turbulent few years for Kristina on the critically acclaimed series, including an emotional pregnancy storyline and then a battle with breast cancer that finally brought Potter to the attention of awards voters: last year, she received nominations from the Television Critics' Association and the Golden Globes, and won Best Drama Supporting Actress at the Critics' Choice TV Awards. This season, the actress, who is one of our Gold Derby Emmy MVPs, took on a more proactive role. Kristina launched a grass-roots mayoral campaign »
Things were a little touch and go for awhile but NBC has now renewed Parenthood for a sixth season. It will be the last season and the cast and crew will have 13 episodes to say goodbye.
Parenthood revolves around the lives of the extended Braverman family in Northern California. The ensemble cast includes Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Tyree Brown, Joy Bryant, Max Burkholder, Erika Christensen, Miles Heizer, Sam Jaeger, Monica Potter, Savannah Paige Rae, Xolo Mariduena, Mae Whitman, with Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson.
The series has never been a ratings hit for NBC but it has remained a pretty consistent performer with a devoted fanbase. This season, the ratings took a pretty dramatic downturn, dropping 20-30% compared to the fourth season. Shows like Revolution, Growing Up Fisher, and Believe all had better ratings but they were cancelled.
The network »
It took some negotiating and a compromise on all sides, but NBC‘s family drama Parenthood has secured a 13-episode final season. It will air in the fall, with the series returning to its Thursday 10 Pm slot. Previous: ‘Parenthood’ Update: Path To Renewal Clear As Actors Reach Agreement There was a brief standoff between the network and the cast over some cost-cutting measures that would’ve trimmed the actors’ overall compensation by reducing the number of episodes they appear in to 9, but in the end, a middle ground was reached and the acclaimed show, shepherded by Jason Katims, will get a proper ending. Parenthood‘s cast includes Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen and Dax Shepard. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
NBC is bringing back the Bravermans for one final run. The family drama from Friday Night Lights boss Jason Katims will be back for a sixth season after coming to terms with its A-list cast for an abbreviated final season of 13 episodes. The official announcement was included in NBC's 2014-15 upfront schedule release, with Parenthood slated to kick off the season with a return to its Thursdays at 10 p.m. slot. Photos: Broadcast TV's New 2014-15 Shows Executive producers and the sprawling cast -- which includes Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen,
- Lesley Goldberg
Parenthood fans, get your tissues ready. The NBC series is in jeopardy of getting canceled amid a rift between the network and the cast, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Many of its cast regulars, which includes Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen, and Dax Shepard, are being asked to take a pay cut, THR reports. If the beloved series were to return, NBC would only order at most 13 episodes for a final season. Fans of the drama have anxiously been awaiting (and hoping!) for a Braverman [...] »
Sounds like there's some trouble over at the Braverman house. Deadline reports that the show may be cancelled over salary and cost-cutting measures.
Airing on NBC since 2010, Parenthood revolves around the lives of the extended Braverman family in Northern California. The ensemble cast includes Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Tyree Brown, Joy Bryant, Max Burkholder, Erika Christensen, Miles Heizer, Sam Jaeger, Monica Potter, Savannah Paige Rae, Xolo Mariduena, Mae Whitman, with Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson.
Word is that NBC wants to renew the show for a final season of 13 episodes. To cut costs, the network/studio has asked the large cast to reduce their episode guarantee from 13 to nine episodes. That would mean that they'd potentially only appear in and be paid for nine installments.
Reportedly, they don't want to do that and the cast and studio are at »
If you are a fan of Parenthood then you already know that Monica Potter portrays one of our favorite TV mom, Kristina Braverman. If you're not a fan of the family drama than go marathon it immediately on Netflix and join the club. Off-screen Potter is mom to three her kids, Molly, Daniel and Liam. She's also something of a lifestyle and crafts expert—often blogging about family traditions, projects, cooking and gardening on her website. Because of this we thought she probably have some great last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas. Turns out she had five: 1. B&B: "Breakfast in bed because mom is always getting up at the crack of dawn to take care of breakfast and lunches for »
Ray Romano tends to get a bad rap. And it’s time for that to change.
On Friday, HBO announced that Ray Romano is the latest actor to be added to the cast of the upcoming New York-set drama about 1970s rock and roll from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter. Ray Romano isn’t rock and roll, you may contest. And you may be right — Ray Romano, the person, may be not be “rock and roll.” But Ray Romano the actor? He’s got the talent to be the toughest music exec we’ve ever seen.
- Ariana Bacle
In a Gold Derby exclusive, NBC Universal has provided their Emmy Awards campaign for 2014 with category placements. -Break- Their biggest new comedy might well be "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," which won Golden Globes in January as Best Comedy Series and for lead actor Andy Samberg. Fox actually airs the program although produced by Universal. Other new laffers are "About a Boy" (Minnie Driver, David Walton) and "Growing Up Fisher" (J.K. Simmons, Jenna Elfman). Exclusive sneak peek at the 20th Century Fox Emmy campaign At last year's Emmys, NBC/Universal had nominations for Vera Farmiga ("Bates Motel") and Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation"). Other strong possibilities from returning shows are Mariska Hargitay ("Law and Order Svu"), Mindy Kaling ("The Mindy Project"), and Monica Potter ("Parenthood"). The network also has big ratings winner "The Sound of Mu..."' »
I know it's tempting to keep nominating Maggie Smith for her cutting one-liners on "Downton Abbey," and I certainly wouldn't deny defending Emmy champ Anna Gunn another turn for the great last season of "Breaking Bad," but if Emmy voters want to truly represent the best acting of the season, they should reserve a few seats for the women of "Parenthood" in the Drama Supporting Actress race. -Break- Gold Derby Emmy Mvp: Emily Bergl steals scenes and hearts on 'Shameless' It's possible Monica Potter came close last year. NBC staged an aggressive campaign to bring attention to the actress, who had an emotional story arc in which her character, Kristina Braverman, battled breast cancer. The effort resulted in a Critics' Choice Award for Best Drama Supporting Actress and nominations from the Golden Globes and the Television Critics Association, but Emmy voters, ever set in their ways, picked from »
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