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‘The Hero’ Review: Sam Elliott Vehicle Doesn’t Do Its Star Justice

8 June 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sam Elliott’s visceral appeal is legend by now: the oak-aged baritone that suggests a creaking porch with a pleasant view, the cigarillo frame that’s just imposing enough, and a mustache that looks like it could tell its own tales. His gentlemanly appeal over decades has livened everything from westerns to animated movies, shaded both good guys and bad guys, and drawn laughs and swoons. When he hawks beef, beer, or trucks, masculine America suddenly seems a force for good. And when he exhibited raw vulnerability as a lover from Lily Tomlin’s past in “Grandma” — primarily in just »

- Robert Abele

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Sam Elliott: 'My security comes from the fact I've never done a job for money'

7 June 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The veteran actor, known for his roles in The Big Lebowski and Tombstone, talks about how the industry has changed and how to avoid selling out

Sam Elliott has always been very careful about choosing roles. The 72-year-old, a California-born performer with a celebrated drawl, has never made movies that served purely to further his career. His career has included roles in Road House, The Big Lebowski, Tombstone and, more recently, I’ll See You in My Dreams, but he’s never quite become the household name he should be.

Related: Sam Elliott on working with Lily Tomlin: 'We went through this catharsis'

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- Simon Abrams

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Emmy Contenders 2017: Lead Actress in a Comedy

1 June 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus set a record last year when she won her fifth consecutive Emmy for playing the titular “Veep,” and is a lock for a sixth nomination (if not a win) this year. Only three other former nominees are eligible this year: Tracee Ellis Ross, coming off a Golden Globe win for “Black-ish”; Ellie Kemper, always upbeat on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”; and Lily Tomlin, a beloved performer, for “Grace and Frankie.” Tomlin’s co-star, two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda, shouldn’t be counted out of the running, particularly following a third season that may heralded as the show’s best yet. Also returning to some of the best reviews of her career was Lena Dunham for the final season of “Girls.” Throwing an interesting twist into the mix is Allison Janney’s choice to move from supporting to lead for “Mom,” a role that has already won her two trophies. She »

- Variety Staff

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Emmy Voters Could Turn to New Series Like ‘I Love Dick,’ ‘The Crown’ in Lead Actress Race

1 June 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In the drama actress category, five of last year’s six nominees look to repeat their nominations this year. The only person ineligible is last year’s winner, Tatiana Maslany, as the new season of “Orphan Black” won’t air within the Emmy deadline. This leaves an opening to be filled, possibly by Claire Foy, who landed both a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for her work as a young Queen Elizabeth II on Netflix’s “The Crown.”

Foy describes the dual wins as “surreal.”

“I felt like it was happening to someone else and I was watching from the outside,” she notes. “ I think it’s amazing how the show’s been so adopted by people, it feels really special. It feels kind of like all the right reasons people really enjoyed it and believed it. That’s why you make TV and film and theater for people to enjoy it and feel connected to »

- Will Thorne

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Emmy Contenders: There’s Never Been More Meaty Roles for Mature Women

1 June 2017 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

No matter which actresses win noms and awards from the TV Academy this Emmy season, it will be at the expense of several dozen other incredibly talented performers. Television’s range of opportunities in peak TV has meant that performing heavyweights of all stripes have found a niche somewhere in the 400-plus scripted shows currently airing or streaming somewhere in the ether. But with actresses especially, the concentration and depth of talent currently on the television bench is unparalleled; it’s an embarrassment of brilliant performances.

In the limited series competition alone, two sets of Academy Award winners for lead actress are going toe-to-toe in series that emphasized the fraught nature of female relationships: “Feud” on FX, starring Jessica Lange (1995) and Susan Sarandon (1996), and “Big Little Lies” on HBO, starring Nicole Kidman (2003) and Reese Witherspoon (2006). In a wonderful metatextual flourish, “Feud” stars Lange and Sarandon play screen sirens Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, themselves »

- Sonia Saraiya

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'Grace and Frankie' Boss on Older Women as "Sexual Beings" and Those Vibrator Billboards (Guest Column)

29 May 2017 7:55 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Grace and Frankie, one thing we wanted to deal with was sexuality in your 70s. Once you get past a certain point, for women in particular, people dismiss you as a sexual being. The idea that these characters would start to sell vibrators targeted to older women in season three perfectly fit into our desire to tell people that you can start your life at any age. The idea to put Lily Tomlin and Jane »

- Marta Kauffman, as told to Michael O'Connell

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Emmy Preview: Who’s In and Who’s Out in Nine Key Categories

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

It’s that time of year again: Emmy season is upon us, and Variety’s coverage will begin in earnest in next week’s issue. But before we kick off a brand new race for TV’s top trophy, we’re taking a look at nine key categories and breaking down which of last year’s nominees are in and out of the race, who might stage a dramatic return and what newcomers have already made an impact on the kudos landscape.

Vasya Kolotusha for Variety

Drama Series

What’s out: HBO’s “Game of Thrones” won’t return until the summer, ensuring a new winner will be crowned this year. And PBS’ “Downton Abbey” closed its doors last year.

What’s back: FX’s “The Americans,” AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” Showtime’s “Homeland,” Netflix’s “House of Cards” and USA’s “Mr. Robot” are all eligible again.

Looking to return: Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” had »

- Geoff Berkshire

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‘Grace and Frankie’ Season 3: Netflix’s Emmy Fysee event reunites Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Marta Kauffman

16 May 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin reunited Saturday at Netflix’s Emmy Fysee space in Beverly Hills, to celebrate “Grace and Frankie” Season 3 alongside executive producer Marta Kauffman. It was Netflix’s fifth such Emmy reception last week following Sunday’s massive kickoff party, Monday’s event with Kevin Spacey to promote “House of Cards,” Tuesday’s panel for “One Day at a Time,” and […] »

- Marcus James Dixon

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Exclusive: Hollywood Icons Norman Lear, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on Aging and Opting Out of Retirement

8 May 2017 8:10 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Age ain’t nothing but a number… and maybe, it’s not even that.

At nearly 95, legendary producer Norman Lear has added a new title to his resume: podcaster. Lear launched his new show, All of the Above, earlier this month on PodcastOne, and Et was lucky enough to visit the studio for his latest taping, featuring guests Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.

“I was excited to be on his show,” Tomlin tells Et. “I thought he would think twice about having us on.”

“I’m always happy to be in his proximity,” Fonda says. “But my first thought was, like he doesn't have enough to do?! Now he's also doing a podcast?”

Watch: Hilarious Grace & Frankie Bloopers!

Something similar could be said about Fonda and Tomlin, who, at 79 and 77 respectively, are in the middle of filming the fourth season of their hit Netflix series, Grace & Frankie. All three stars are defying cultural expectations when it comes »

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Judy Greer Talks Directing for the First Time and How to Find a Story to Tell

5 May 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

First time filmmakers often struggle to assemble a noteworthy cast, especially if they’re working with a limited budget and a small-concept, character-driven script.

Not so for Judy Greer, whose directorial debut, “A Happening of Monumental Proportions,” which premieres at the Bentonville Film Festival Friday in Arkansas, features an enviable roster of high-profile names, from Allison Janney and Jennifer Garner to Common and Bradley Whitford.

“I had never worked with Bradley, I’d never met him, and he’d always been someone as an actor I’d wanted to work with my entire career,” says Greer, who stars in the Fxx series “Archer” and in the upcoming summer release, “War for the Planet of the Apes.” “I was like, f**k it, I’m putting him in my movie because if I can’t work with him as an actor I’m putting him in as a director.”

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- Malina Saval

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Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, and Candice Bergen to Star in “50 Shades”-Inspired “Book Club”

5 May 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Diane Keaton on “Extra”

Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, and Candice Bergen are teaming up. The trio will star in “Book Club,” an indie comedy about lifelong friends in their 60s whose worlds are rocked by Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. The women’s lives are changed after they read E.L. James’ erotic best-seller “50 Shades of Grey” as part of their monthly book club. Deadline broke the news.

The source elaborates, “50 Shades” “is not the type of book” that the pals gravitate towards, “but as they soon find out, inspiration can come in the most unlikely of places.” Women over the age of 60 are rarely depicted on-screen, so it’s exciting to see a project led by three actresses in this age bracket.

Set in and around California, “Book Club” is currently in pre-production. Erin Simms and Bill Holderman penned the script, and the latter will direct. “Book Club” will mark Holderman’s directorial debut. We don’t know if Simms had an interest in helming the project, but it’s important to note that women rarely have the opportunity to direct such a high-profile project with a star-studded cast their first time behind the camera.

Between the three of them, Keaton, Fonda, and Bergen have received 12 Academy Award nominations. Keaton took home an Oscar in 1978 for “Annie Hall,” and Fonda won in 1971 for “Klute” and in 1979 for “Coming Home.”

Keaton’s recent credits include “The Young Pope,” “Finding Dory,” and “Love the Coopers.” Fonda stars alongside Lily Tomlin in “Grace and Frankie,” co-created by Marta Kauffman (“Friends”). Netflix recently renewed the comedy for a fourth season. Bergen was last seen in “Rules Don’t Apply” and appears in Hallie Meyers-Shyer’s upcoming Reese Witherspoon-starrer “Home Again.” The romantic comedy hits theaters September 8.

Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, and Candice Bergen to Star in “50 Shades”-Inspired “Book Club” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Judy Greer Goes Behind the Camera: Why Hollywood’s Most Beloved Co-Star Finally Directed Her Very Own Film

4 May 2017 10:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The summer of 2015 could have been the summer of Judy Greer, with the long-time character actress snagging roles in massive tentpole features like “Jurassic World,” “Ant-Man,” the “Entourage” movie and “Tomorrowland,” but what stood out most about Greer’s turns in those blockbusters was just how little they did to capitalize on her talent or charms. In three of those films, Greer was cast as a mostly ancillary mother character, while “Entourage” didn’t even bother to give her role a name (she was just “Casting Director”).

Instead of offering the actress, a two-decade veteran of the industry who has worked in both film and television, a chance to make a well-earned splash on a giant scale, she was mostly pushed to the background. That was nothing new for Greer, but even as she’s struggled from a phenomenon described by Scott Meslow of The Week (which asked, “How did »

- Kate Erbland

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Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen Join Indie Comedy ‘Book Club’

4 May 2017 9:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a pre-Cannes deal, Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, and Candice Bergen have signed on to the independent comedy “Book Club.”

Bill Holderman is making his directorial debut, helming from a script he co-wrote with Erin Simms. June PicturesAndrew Duncan and Alex Saks will produce with Holderman and Simms.

Bloom will handle international sales and introduce the film to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival this month with Wme Global representing domestic rights.

“Book Club” centers on four lifelong friends in their 60s who read “Fifty Shades of Grey” in their monthly book club and have their lives forever changed — even though this is not the type of book they typically read.

Holderman co-wrote the screenplay for “A Walk in the Woods” with Rick Kerb.

Keaton recently starred with Brendan Gleeson in the independent drama “Hampstead,” portraying an American widow who finds unexpected love with a man living wild on »

- Dave McNary

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Writers Guild Negotiations: For Talk Shows Trying to Plan the Next Few Weeks, The Possibility of a Strike Made It Tough

1 May 2017 8:11 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The show must go on – until a strike is officially called. [Update — No strike!]

That was the word from inside TV’s late night talk shows and series, which continued to operate, business as usual, even as the possibility of a work stoppage on May 2 loomed large.

That has meant continuing to book guests, produce taped packages and plan for series road trips – all of which might not happen should the Writers Guild negotiating committee call for a strike.

“We’ll see what happens and take it from there,” said “The Late Late Show with James Corden” executive producer Ben Winston. ” We support the writers, we hope the strike doesn’t happen, because we want to carry on working and making a show. It’s concern for us. I think any decision on what we do, we’ll wait and hope it doesn’t happen and hope that everything works out.”

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- Michael Schneider

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Writers Guild Negotiations: For Talk Shows Trying to Plan the Next Few Weeks, The Possibility of a Strike Made It Tough

1 May 2017 8:11 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The show must go on – until a strike is officially called. [Update — No strike!]

That was the word from inside TV’s late night talk shows and series, which continued to operate, business as usual, even as the possibility of a work stoppage on May 2 loomed large.

That has meant continuing to book guests, produce taped packages and plan for series road trips – all of which might not happen should the Writers Guild negotiating committee call for a strike.

“We’ll see what happens and take it from there,” said “The Late Late Show with James Corden” executive producer Ben Winston. ” We support the writers, we hope the strike doesn’t happen, because we want to carry on working and making a show. It’s concern for us. I think any decision on what we do, we’ll wait and hope it doesn’t happen and hope that everything works out.”

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- Michael Schneider

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Fonda and More Take Part in the Climate March

30 April 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In what’s become a semi-weekly tradition, tens of thousands of people took to the streets in protest of the Trump administration and its policies yesterday. The People’s Climate March took place in Washington, D.C. and several other cities, counting several celebrities among its high-profile supporters and attendees: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Fonda, Kerry Washington, Jared Leto. All of them had something to say about it.

Read More: ‘Before the Flood’: Watch Leonardo DiCaprio’s Climate Change Documentary Now for Free

DiCaprio has long been vocal about the urgency of combating climate change — other than acting and dating supermodels, you might say it’s his raison d’être — and has produced the documentaries “Before the Flood” and “The 11th Hour.” “Honored to join Indigenous leaders and native peoples as they fight for climate justice,” he tweeted yesterday. “Join me in standing with them.”

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- Michael Nordine

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Jacqueline Bisset to Star in “Journey to Miyakojima”

26 April 2017 7:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Jacqueline Bisset in “Dancing on the Edge

Jacqueline Bisset has signed on to topline “Journey to Miyakojima,” Variety reports. Scheduled to begin shooting this October in Japan, the family drama centers on “a quietly ailing” family matriarch and NBA team owner who hopes to “reunite her shattered family at a serene island off the coast of Okinawa, thousands of miles away from home,” the source summarizes. She convinces her granddaughter, who suffers from an eating disorder that’s getting increasingly serious, to stay at a guesthouse on the island, “where its beauty, a chance meeting with a treasure hunter, and a century-old shipwreck heal their wounds.”

The 2015 Lily Tomlin-starrer “Grandma” also explored the relationship between a grandmother and her in-crisis granddaughter. “The Americans’” Julia Garner portrayed a teenager dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.

“Journey to Miyakojima’s” cast includes Eriko Takeda (“Venus and Apollo”) and Mari Natsuki (“It’s Not That I Can’t Get Married, I Just Don’t Do It”). Slony Sow (“Parisiennes”) is writing and directing the drama.

Bisset’s recent credits include “Miss You Already,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” and “Dancing on the Edge.” She won a Golden Globe for her performance in the latter, a BBC miniseries about a jazz band.

Jacqueline Bisset to Star in “Journey to Miyakojima” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Exclusive Interview: Ernie Hudson Discusses Apb, Ghostbusters, The Crow, and Twin Peaks Revival

24 April 2017 6:12 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

You may know him as Winston Zeddmore, Sergeant Albrecht, or even Justin Jones, but right now Ernie Hudson is using his versatile talents in front of the camera to bring the character of Captain Ned Conrad to life on the Fox series Apb. To celebrate the season 1 finale of the high-tech yet emotionally grounded police series, I had the great pleasure of speaking with Hudson about his new show, and we also had the chance to talk about his desire to play Winston once again in the world of Ghostbusters, why he doesn't plan on returning to The Crow franchise, and his secretive time on the Twin Peaks revival.

Congratulations on Apb, one of many projects that you have going on at the moment. The show is unlike anything else on television right now and I think it's really relevant, too. How did you get involved with it initially and »

- Derek Anderson

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Emmys: Allison Janney Goes Lead for ‘Mom’ as Campaigns Jockey for Position

24 April 2017 5:59 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After three-straight supporting actress Emmy nominations, including back-to-back wins, “Mom” star Allison Janney will be submitted in the lead actress comedy category for the show’s fourth season, Variety has learned.

Janney’s camp — spurred by press reaction suggesting lead consideration — felt the show had evolved to a place where it was more of a two-hander between Janney and co-star Anna Faris. And after all, changing categories didn’t hurt the 11-time nominee when she did it over a decade ago; Janney won twice in supporting for “The West Wing” and then twice again when she went lead.

These kinds of maneuvers often reflect an organic progression, but they can also be a reaction to the competitive environment. Changing to a thinner category could pave an easier path to recognition, etc. But Janney isn’t exactly moving into a weaker stream. Indeed, the comedy categories on the whole are as competitive as ever. Top »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Sandy Gallin, Talent Agent and Producer, Dies at 76

21 April 2017 8:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

High-profile agent and manager Sandy Gallin, who represented Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor, Cher, Joan Rivers and Whoopi Goldberg, has died following a long illness with multiple myeoloma. He was 76.

The New York native also represented Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger, Lily Tomlin, Roseanne, Martin Lawrence, Paul Lynde and Howie Mandell.

He broke into the business at General Artists Corporation in 1962 and he played a role in booking The Beatles on The “Ed Sullivan Show” two years later. In 1970, he partnered with his cousin, Raymond Katz, to create the personal management company Katz Gallin.

Gallin was also a partner with Dolly Parton in Sandollar Productions, which producd “Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt,” the 1991 and 1995 “Father of the Bride” movies that starred Steve Martin, “Sabrina” and “Kicking and Screaming.”

Gallin also produced the 1992 movie “Buffy the Vampire Slayer and won an Emmy for 1980’s “The Miracle Worker.” He »

- Dave McNary

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