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Well if you hadn't really heard of Homeland prior to this weekend, you probably have by now. The Showtime series pulled off a major upset at the 64th Annual Emmy Awards last night, winning a large chunk of the major awards in the Drama category over favourites like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones. Claire Danes and Damian Lewis both took home awards for Lead Actress and Actor in a Drama Series, while the show also broke Mad Men's four-year win streak for Outstanding Drama Series. Elsewhere, Aaron Paul won his second Emmy for his supporting performance as Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Best Lead Actress in a Comedy for Veep. Modern Family still took the Outstanding Comedy Series, however, while the HBO movie Game Change took the Outstanding Mini-Series or TV Movie. Kevin Costner did manage to pick up some »
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards this morning. The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air live on Sunday, September 23rd at 7pm Et on ABC. Outstanding Comedy Series * The Big Bang Theory * Curb Your Enthusiasm * Girls * Modern Family * 30 Rock * Veep Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series * Girls * Mike and Molly * New Girl * Nurse Jackie * Parks And Recreation * 30 Rock * Veep Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series * Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory * Larry David- Curb Your Enthusiasm * Don Cheadle - House Of Lies * Louis C.K. - Louie * Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock * Jon Cryer - Two And A Half Men Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series * Mayim Bialik- The Big Bang Theory * Kathryn Joosten - Desperate Housewives * Julie Bowen - Modern Family * Sofia Vergara - Modern Family * Merritt Wever - Nurse Jackie * Kristen Wiig »
TV documentary reveals how Clinton's closest aides felt about affair that ended in scandal
A close-knit band of friends and colleagues around Bill Clinton at the time of the Monica Lewinsky affair will speak publicly for the first time of their disbelief and sense of betrayal this month in a much-anticipated four-hour documentary about the former Us president.
The two-part biography, which premieres in Britain and America on 20 February , chronicles Clinton's struggle with his unruly libido from the beginning of a political career he was determined would take him to the White House. His loyal adviser, the pollster Dick Morris, will tell of the moment Clinton rang him just before evidence of his affair with Lewinsky was about to be made public.
"Bill said to me: 'Ever since I got to the White House I have had to shut down my body'," says Morris, adding that Clinton told him he »
- Vanessa Thorpe
3 items from 2012
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