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Steven Yeun is crossing networks and genres for a good laugh: The Walking Dead star has recorded a guest role on American Dad, EW has learned. Yeun will play Charles, the assistant to Vincent, whose parents were murdered in the last installment of animated comedy’s saga known as “The Golden Turd.” The episode featuring Yeun, who also voices a character on Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra, will air later this season on Fox. Zooey Deschanel, Olivia Wilde, Alison Brie, Stanley Tucci, and Kim Kardashian are among the other famous folks on this season’s guest roster. »
- Dan Snierson
ITV gets worried about offensive terminology, BBC goes for gender-balanced panel shows and Panorama takes on Comic Relief. Plus: Prince to act on a sitcom … as himself
This week's comedy news
Is the word "Australian" verboten in TV comedy? Indeed it is, if you believe New Statesman and Goodnight Sweetheart writer Laurence Marks, who fired off a trenchant broadside against modern comedy in the Daily Mail last week. Writing in response to the British comedy awards, Marks accused "cheap and cynical" modern comedians of being "middle-aged delinquents spouting obscenities" to attract attention to themselves.
"Shameful and demeaning for everyone," wrote Marks of the ceremony, before accusing ITV of vetoing "Scouser" and "Australian" (or at least, pejorative use of those words) in his scripts for the upcoming reboot of his 80s sitcom Birds of a Feather. ITV's politically correct diktat, Marks claims, led to a "huge row" with the writing duo. »
- Brian Logan
First rumored during the summer, Cardellini's casting has brought out a few more details about the previously unseen Day sister. Abby is described as something of a troublemaker, and (according to TVGuide.com) Jess (Zooey Deschanel) is going to have to bail the young woman out of a big predicament.
Yes, Jess is the sensible one of the two siblings. That's a scary thought, isn't it?
Cardellini will recur over an unspecified number of "New Girl" Season 3 episodes, with the first one scheduled to air in February. She will then join the rest of the all-star Day clan: Rob Reiner has recurred as Jess' father, while Jamie Lee Curtis guest-starred as Jess Day's mom in the Season 2 Thanksgiving episode.
While recently seen playing Don Draper's neighbor/mistress on "Mad Men, »
Linda Cardellini is going to play a bad girl on New Girl. The Freaks and Geeks vet — who received an Emmy nomination for her role last season on Mad Men — has taken a recurring role as Abby, the out-of-control sister of Jess (Zooey Deschanel), Fox has confirmed.
Abby is described as “the wild-child sister who brings a real Springer energy to every situation,” and Jess tries to bail her out of jail while keeping her from meeting Nick (Jake Johnson). The first of Cardellini’s episodes is slated to air in February. Jamie Lee Curtis, who plays Jess’ mother, also will resurface in this installment. »
- Dan Snierson
Who's that girl? It's Jess' sister! Though her real-life sister and Bones star Emily Deschanel is on the same network, Mad Men star Linda Cardellini has been tapped to play Zooey Deschanel's sister on New Girl, E! News has confirmed. Cardellini will take on the recurring role of Abby, Jess' wild-child sibling, and will begin filming on the hit Fox sitcom this week. The actress, who is also known for her work on Freaks and Geeks and ER in addition to her Emmy-nominated turn as Don's (Jon Hamm) neighbor-turned-mistress on Mad Men, will first appear in February. Abby isn't the first family member of Jess' viewers have met: Rob Reiner and Jamie Lee Curtis have appeared as her »
It’s not Emily Deschanel, but this will do very nicely.
New Girl resumes its third season on Tuesday, Jan. 7.
- Michael Ausiello
Linda Cardellini has booked her TV follow-up to Mad Men. After a season of unsuccessful philandering with Don Draper, the actress is set to join New Girl for multiple episodes in the new year. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the Freaks and Geeks alum has been cast to play Jess' (Zooey Deschanel) wild sister, Abby, in a recurring status. The episode count is not yet confirmed, but her first appearance is tentatively slated for February. Story: Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner Returning to 'New Girl' Abby is not the first member of Jess' family to appear on New
- Michael O'Connell
Last night, Beyoncé Knowles dropped her shock and awe operation on the world of entertainment by releasing a previously unannounced new album at the stroke of midnight. Not to be outdone by the music side of the business, Hollywood decided to get in on the action, with Sony Pictures dropping a movie bomb of its own. The studio behind The Amazing Spider-Man is going to expand and widen their Marvel cinematic Universe with two standalone spin-off franchises, the first being Venom, and the second a film that revolves exclusively around The Sinister Six.
Not much is known about how The Sinister Six will evolve and form itself into a standalone entity. What we do know is that it will tie into The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which are both being used to introduce these six master criminals. In this summer's sequel, we will get Rhino, Electro, and Goblin. »
Any movie about married mid-30s Angelenos who are deadly serious about launching their Rv karaoke business is guaranteed to at least border on terminal cuteness.
Let's Ruin It with Babies writer-director Kestrin Pantera ups the ante considerably by casting herself and real-life husband Jonathan Grubb — with whom she founded the real-life trendy Rvip franchise — in the central roles. It doesn't help that this duo has a pint-sized pug named Batgirl; that Grubb has a preference for brown overalls; and that Pantera, with her rigid bangs, hoarse, Debra Winger-esque inflection, and schoolgirl pout, has more than a passing resemblance to Zooey Deschanel.
And yet the film's worldview is so sunny and relaxed that it keeps you rooting for its self-obsessed inh »
Browse our top 30 TV couples of 2013, then weigh in with your picks!
With most of our favorite shows beginning that dreaded winter hiatus, HollywoodLife.com is taking a minute to reflect on the finest TV couples of 2013. Some got together for the first time, while others shared a bittersweet farewell — and then there were those we just wanted to hook up. Like, really badly. So dig into our list of the year’s top 30 pairings, vote for your favorite(s), and if you see any glaring omissions, suggest a twosome we missed!
Best TV Couples Of 2013: HollywoodLife.com’s Top 30
Presented in no particular order…
Oliver (Stephen Ammell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards »
- Andy Swift
Awards season stepped up a gear today as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominations for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards, with Oscar hopefuls 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle leading the motion picture field with seven nods apiece.
12 Years a Slave will contest the Best Picture, Drama category against Captain Phillips, Gravity, Philomena and Rush, while American Hustle's challengers for Best Picture, Musical or Comedy are Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska and The Wolf of Wall Street.
On the TV front, HBO led in terms of networks with nine nominations, while Netflix's House of Cards received four nominations, the most for a series, and will contest Best Television Series, Drama against Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife and Masters of Sex.
Check out the full list of nominations here....
Best Picture, Drama
"12 Years a Slave"
Best Picture, Musical or »
- Gary Collinson
Reclusive R&B star, meet quirky sitcom: Prince will appear in an upcoming Super Bowl episode of the Fox series New Girl.
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The musician will play himself on the show, where he'll "interfere with" the relationship of Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson), reports E!. According to HitFix, the episode will focus on Prince's "legendary, star-studded Minneapolis house parties." This will be Prince's first appearance on a television comedy, but he's reportedly a big fan of the series and actually volunteered for the guest spot himself. »
"New Girl" is about to get crazy, thanks to the presence of a music legend.
Prince is headed to the Fox comedy as a guest star, according to E!.
According to the website, the "Purple Rain" singer has long been a fan of sitcom, which is currently in its third season.
Prince will make his appearance (his first on a TV comedy!) during the ...
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Once again, there’s no love for Saving Mr. Banks after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association brushed off John Lee Hancock’s Disney tale. Though the HFPA recognised Emma Thompson’s work, the film found itself left out in the cold in the remaining categories (as with the SAG noms), trounced by American Hustle and 12 Years A Slave’s seven nominations apiece. SAG favourites The Butler and August: Osage County found no love with the Golden Globes, with even Academy Award nomination mortal lock Oprah completely shut out.
But there is much to celebrate, especially for the British contingent. Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor found themselves nominated twice, while Philomena gained recognition for Steve Coogan’s script, Best Motion Picture, Drama, and deserved love for Dame Judi. Tale of British racing driver James Hunt, Rush, also gained exciting praise with two nominations in the Best Drama category and for Daniel Brühl »
- Emma Thrower
In 2013, Digital Spy has embraced all that UK and Us television has to offer - from the very best of comedy and drama, to the merely middling, to the absolute stinkers.
But now it's time to celebrate only the finest cuts - it's our top TV shows of the year, continuing now with 20-16.
20. New Girl
Funny and warm, New Girl has always been a show in flux - starting life as a vehicle for Zooey Deschanel, it gradually transformed into an ensemble show to make better use of its supporting cast, including season one's standout - Max Greenfield's scene-stealing Schmidt.
Heading into its second season, the show continued to change and grow and, while Schmidt still provided plenty of laughs, in 2013 New Girl was all about Jake Johnson's slobbish, simple but utterly endearing Nick Miller and - in particular - his on-off romance with Deschanel's Jess. In many ways, »
Prince is coming to New Girl! The music icon is set to appear in the Fox comedy's Super Bowl episode, and will come between the show's much-loved coupling of Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel), sources confirm to E! News. This marks Prince's first-ever appearance on a TV comedy, and he will be playing himself. We're told that Prince is a fan of New Girl and asked to come on the show a while ago. Fox execs felt that the episode airing after the Super Bowl would be the perfect time. Brooklyn Nine-Nine also has a cushy Super Bowl spot, which we just talked to boss Mike Schur about, in the wake of Brooklyn and Parks' Golden Globe nominations today. Fox reps are not »
The nominations are out for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards! I'm not surprised by what was nominated. I will say however, having just seen Saving Mr. Banks, I'm a little disappointed it didn't get more nominations. It was just such a phenomenal film. I'm happy that that Emma Thompson got nominated for Best Actress, but the movie deserved a Best Picture nomination, and if I had to swap out one of the movies it would be Captain Phillips, which Tom Hanks was also nominated for. Then, as much as I enjoyed the film Rush, I'm not sure it is Best Picture material either. It will be interesting to see who wins, but I'd put my money on Gravity or 12 Years a Slave. As for the TV aspect of the awards, Showtime's Homeland got completely snubbed!
Check out the full list of nominations below! Who do you want to see win?
- Joey Paur
Golden Globes 2014 nominations (photo: Alfonso Cuarón’s space thriller ‘Gravity’) There were a few scattered surprises at the 2014 Golden Globes, among them the inclusion Ron Howard’s Rush in the Best Picture - Drama category, and Julie Delpy and Greta Gerwig in the Best Actress - Comedy or Musical category for, respectively, Before Midnight and Frances Ha. Another surprise: the absence of The Wolf of Wall Street‘s Martin Scorsese from the Best Director roster. This year’s Golden Globe nominations were announced earlier today by Aziz Ansari, Zoe Saldana, and Olivia Wilde. The 2014 Golden Globes ceremony will be held on January 12, with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey returning as hosts. Besides the nominees listed below, Blue Jasmine director Woody Allen will be this year’s Cecil B. DeMille recipient; Diane Keaton, Allen’s frequent collaborator in the ’70s (Sleeper, Love and Death, Annie Hall, Manhattan, etc.) will reportedly attend »
- Anna Robinson
On Wednesday we rounded up all of the major style stars we couldn't wait to see hit the SAG Awards' red carpet—and now we've got a lot more to look forward to thanks to the Golden Globe nominations. Yes, some of our favorite style savants like Kate Winslet and Amy Adams will be hitting the red carpet on January 12. Of course, they won't be alone. TV gals like Zooey Deschanel, Sofia Vergara and Hayden Panettiere will also be joining them. So if you were disappointed when your favorite TV or film star didn't get a nod yesterday, good news: they probably made today's list. Look through the 2014 Golden Globe nominees we can't wait to see on the red »
The full list of nominations for this year's Golden Globes film awards
• Golden Globes 2014: 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle lead the pack
Best actress, comedy or musical
Best supporting actor
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave
Let It Go, Frozen
Please Mr Kennedy, Inside Llewyn Davis
Sweeter Than Fiction, One Chance
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
David O Russell, American Hustle
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Idris Elba, »
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