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15 items from 2015


Performer of the Week: Allison Janney

24 January 2015 10:36 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A weekly feature in which we spotlight shining stars

The Performer | Allison Janney

The Show | Mom

The Episode | “Three Smiles and an Unpainted Ceiling”

The Airdate | January 22, 2015

The Performance | Allison Janney’s versatility as an actress isn’t exactly a secret, not after taking home a pair of Emmys last year — one for Guest Actress in a Drama (for Masters of Sex) and the other for Supporting Actress in a Comedy (for Mom). But on Thursday’s installment of the CBS comedy, as recovering alcoholic Bonnie coped with the death of her recently rekindled love Alvin (played by Kevin Pollak »

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Laurence Fishburne Puts a Hit on Fred Savage in Lacma’s ‘Goodfellas’ Live Read

23 January 2015 12:14 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“This is going to be a lot of fun watching people get killed!”

So joked director Jason Reitman as he kicked off the latest installment of Film Independent’s popular Live Read series on Thursday night with perhaps his boldest selection yet: Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas.”

At the event, which returned to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art following last month’s sojourn to downtown L.A., Reitman praised the gangster classic as having “a perfect screenplay.”

Written by Scorsese and Nicholas Pileggi, and based on Pileggi’s non-fiction book “Wiseguy,” the story chronicles the rise and fall of mobster-turned-fbi-informant Henry Hill.

To celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary, Reitman cast a fresh ensemble of actors, including Laurence Fishburne (in the part originated by Robert De Niro) and Fred Savage (in Ray Liotta’s signature role), to read the Oscar-nominated screenplay before a live audience.

Before the show began, »

- Matthew Chernov

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Parenthood Recap: Baby Love

22 January 2015 8:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The title of Parenthood’s penultimate episode — “We Made It Through the Night” — could just as easily describe the NBC drama’s viewing audience as accurately as it does the family at its center.

Even though many of us are now emotionally compromised from watching Thursday’s installment, we are indeed nearing the end of the Bravermans’ on-screen journey — and this week’s events, while tearjerking (duh), seem to be bringing the beloved series to a sweet conclusion.

After all, how could you not love the episode’s tender moments? Adam helping a student make the perfect soufflé? Sarah and Amber’s lovely duet? »

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Review: 'Parenthood' - 'We Made It Through the Night'

22 January 2015 8:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as I have my second wedding at a volcano... "Of course I'm with you. I'm always with you." -Camille Where previous seasons of "Parenthood" have been sprawling in their narrative — sometimes following stories for a whole year, and other times taking brief detours for a few weeks — this final edition has been laser-focused on the end, and on bringing everyone's story to some kind of definitive close, even if Zeek is the only one likely to actually die before the end. Staying on such a long, narrow path all season has taken some air out of the show, leading to fewer three-hankie moments so far than I think many of us would have expected going in. But there can be a power in inevitable moments as well as surprising ones, as our penultimate episode "We Made It Through the Night" demonstrated early and often. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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"The Duff" Stars Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell & Bella Thorne Defend Kylie Jenner's Controversial T-Shirt

22 January 2015 1:15 PM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

One four-letter word got Kylie Jenner in some hot water this month, after she was seen sporting a t-shirt with the phrase "I'm Somebody's Duff" on it.For the uninitiated, Duff stands for Designated Ugly Fat Friend -- and, for some, seeing someone who isn't considered traditionally "ugly" or "fat" labem themselves that way was a bit of a problem."We won't even begin to list the things that set us off about that statement, but we should point out the obvious: Kylie is far from being "fat" or "ugly," and her saying that she is (albeit through a t-shirt) has the potential to do some serious damage, especially with her younger followers," wrote the people over at PopSugar."If anything, she is a poster girl for the majority of the First World’s standardized definition of beauty. How, then, can she possibly relate to what it is like to »

- tooFab Staff

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"The Duff" aka "'Designated Ugly Fat Friend"

14 January 2015 8:25 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new banner images and footage from the high school teen comedy "The Duff", based on the novel by Kody Keplinger, starring Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca A. Santos, Allison Janney, Ken Jeong, Romany Malco, Skyler Samuels, Chris Wylde, Mahaley Manning, Nick Eversman, Seth Meriwether, Gabriela Fraile, Danielle Lyn and Rebecca Weil:

"...high school senior 'Bianca' (Whitman) is devastated when she learns she is labeled the 'Duff' ('designated ugly fat friend') to her prettier friends.

"Soon after, she makes a plan to turn her social status around by overthrowing 'Madison' (Thorne), the most popular girl in school..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Duff"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Everybody’s ‘The Duff’ in New Character Posters for Teen Comedy (Photos)

14 January 2015 6:05 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The first look of new character posters for the upcoming comedy “The Duff” were released Wednesday.

The film stars “Arrested Development” alum Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell from CW’s “The Flash,” actress and singer Bella Thorne , and “The Hangover” breakout Ken Jeong.

Also Read: Mae Whitman Is Desperate Not to be ‘The Duff’ in New Trailer (Video)

Mae Whitman plays Bianca, a high school senior who is shocked to learn she’s considered the Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) of her more attractive best friends. Determined not to let herself be remembered this way by her graduating class, she enlists »

- Joe Otterson

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Check Out The Four New Posters For The Duff

14 January 2015 4:32 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Embrace your inner Duff with new character posters & a new :90 trailer from CBS Films’ The Duff.

The upcoming comedy stars Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman, Alison Janney, Romany Malco & Ken Jeong.

Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as ‘The Duff’ (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos). Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself.

To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow the school’s ruthless label maker Madison (Bella Thorne) and remind everyone that no matter what people look or act like, »

- Michelle McCue

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'The Duff' Trailer: Mae Whitman Takes on Bella Thorne

14 January 2015 2:29 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Embrace your inner Duff with new character posters and a trailer from CBS Films' The Duff! The upcoming comedy starring Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman, Allison Janney, Romany Malco and Ken Jeong opens in theaters on February 20, 2015!

Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos). Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself. To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow the school's ruthless label maker Madison (Bella Thorne) and remind everyone »

- MovieWeb

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Kylie Jenner Calls Herself "Ugly" And "Fat" -- See Interesting Fashion Choice!

13 January 2015 1:00 PM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Now that's an interesting fashion choice... Kylie Jenner stepped out in Malibu on Monday in an outfit that definitely made a statement.  The 17-year-old wore a pair of distressed jeans, black booties, a back pack and a shirt that read, "I'm somebody's Duff".    What exactly is a Duff you ask? It stands for "Designated Ugly Fat Friend" ... and, coincidentally enough, is also the name of an upcoming film with Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell and Mae Whitman. Think Kylie actually got paid to sport this top? Most likely.The young reality star has been known to make some bold fashion choices in the past though, especially when it comes to those lips.The "Keeping Up With The Kardashians"star posted a makeup-free selfie on Sunday showcasing that famous pout.   A photo posted by Kylizzle (@kyliejenner) on Jan 11, 2015 at 6:18pm Pst "You know it's gonna be a good Sunday when ya »

- tooFab Staff

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Did Kylie Jenner Just Call Herself the ''Designated Ugly Fat Friend''?!

13 January 2015 9:15 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Safe to say Kylie Jenner has been making some interesting fashion choices as of late.  The 17-year-old E! star stepped out in Malibu, Calif. on Monday where she was photographed sporting a white tank top which read, "I'm somebody's Duff."  And in case you aren't up to speed with what the kids are saying these days, let us clarify: Duff stands for "designated ugly fat friend." While the style statement was certainly surprising, there's another possible explanation for Jenner's tank as the acronym is also the name of an upcoming high school comedy starring Bella Thorne, Mae Whitman and Allison Janney (presumably, there's some cross promotion going on »

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Kylie Jenner Makes a Statement in "Designated Ugly Fat Friend" T-Shirt: See the Street Style Pic Here!

13 January 2015 1:45 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Everybody is somebody's? Kylie Jenner was spotted out and about in Malibu on Monday, Jan. 12. A day after going without makeup for a selfie, her fully lipped look was back and on full display. However, her T-shirt was the real conversation starter: It read "I'm somebody's Duff." Err, not sure what that stands for? Allow Us to be your urban dictionary: Duff stands for "designated ugly fat friend." It's also the name of an upcoming high school comedy starring Mae Whitman and Bella Thorne, coming out Feb. [...] »

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Parenthood: Season Six Ratings

9 January 2015 12:25 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Despite mediocre and poor ratings, Parenthood managed to escape being cancelled for years. But now, NBC has decided to end the show with season six. Will the ratings rise in the final year or will they drop even lower? Will they regret the decision? Stay tuned.

Parenthood follows the lives of the extended Braverman family in Northern California. The large ensemble cast includes Bonnie Bedelia, Joy Bryant, Tyree Brown, Max Burkholder, Erika Christensen, Lauren Graham, Miles Heizer, Sam Jaeger, Peter Krause, Xolo Mariduena, Craig T. Nelson, Monica Potter, Savannah Paige Rae, Dax Shepard, and Mae Whitman.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Parenthood 100th Episode Recap: Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the News

8 January 2015 8:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Worst. Party. Ever.

Even though Parenthood reached its pivotal 100-episode milestone on Thursday — syndication, baby! — the Bravermans were hardly in a celebratory mood.

In fact, this week’s hour was one of the family’s most harrowing yet, leading Camille to say the very words about Zeek we hoped she wouldn’t: “I don’t know if he’s going to make it through this.”

Got your tissues ready? Let’s recap what went down in “How Did We Get Here?”.

Papa, Don’T Leave | The hour picks up right where November’s fall finale (rudely) left us: while Zeek is suffering a heart attack. »

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Catch A Look At The New Trailer For The Duff

6 January 2015 5:45 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Coming to theaters on February 20, check out the latest trailer for CBS FilmsThe Duff.

Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as ‘The Duff’ (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos). Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself.

To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow the school’s ruthless label maker Madison (Bella Thorne) and remind everyone that no matter what people look or act like, we are all someone’s Duff.

Follow the film on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDUFF

Like The Duff on Facebook: https://www. »

- Michelle McCue

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