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"Breaking Bad" star Lavell Crawford knows funny ... even when funny can kick the living crap out you -- 'cause he thinks Quentin "Rampage" Jackson is the most hilarious fighter in the world.Crawford was at Gracie Barra Ju-Jitsu in Los Angeles -- on his way to a workout -- when we asked the veteran stand up comedian which Mma fighters make him laugh ... intentionally or not.We'll let Lavell explain his choice, but please, please, »
- TMZ Staff
"Breaking Bad" is over, so Lavell Crawford has moved onto breaking blocks ... he's taken up jiujitsu. Crawford has been training at the Gracie Barra gym in Burbank, CA where the guy best known for playing Huell recently earned a stripe for his white belt. Hey, gotta start somewhere! The gym's owner -- Alberto Crane (standing next to Crawford in the photo above) -- tells TMZ Sports he's been impressed with Crawford so far ... saying most »
- TMZ Staff
The 13-episode reality competition show will start with 100 American comics, all of whom were invited to audition, vying for 20 spots. The top 10 will move into more challenging rounds consisting of sketch, improve and stand-up comedy.
The winner will take home an NBC talent deal and a half-hour scripted project to be developed by Universal Television.
- Nikara Johns
Taryn Manning has signed with Resolution. She recently was upped to regular for Season 2 of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black and recurs on Hawaii Five-o as Steve McGarrett’s ne’er-do-well sister. Her big-screen credits include Redemption Road, Hustle & Flow and 8 Mile. Upcoming features include Almost Broadway and #Horror. She continues to be repped by the Syndicate and Felker, Toczek, Gellman, Suddleson. Lavell Crawford has inked with Innovative Artists. He recurred on Breaking Bad as Saul Goodman’s bodyguard Huell Babineaux and has appeared on The Crazy Ones, Super Fun Night and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and also tours as a stand-up comic. Crawford next will be seen in the feature Evil Nature. He continues to be managed by Anonymous Content. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
SAG-aftra presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2013 at the “20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Saturday, January. 18, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.
Honored with individual awards were Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and Lupita Nyong’o for performances in motion pictures and Ty Burrell, Bryan Cranston, Michael Douglas, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Helen Mirren and Maggie Smith for performances in television.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards originated awards for the outstanding performances by a motion picture cast and by television drama and comedy ensembles. The Actor® for a motion picture cast performance went this year to American Hustle, while the Actors »
- Michelle McCue
SAG Awards 2014 winners: Lupita Nyong’o surprises, shoo-in Cate Blanchett doesn’t (photo: Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong’o in ’12 Years a Slave’) The 2014 SAG Awards ceremony was held at downtown Los Angeles’ Shrine Exposition Center earlier this evening, January 18. Presenters included Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Josh Holloway, Clark Gregg, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Mindy Kaling, and Pauley Perrette, in addition to about a couple of dozen nominees. Most of the winners — including those in the television categories — were the expected ones, e.g., Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad, Best Actor Oscar winner Michael Douglas (Wall Street, 1987) for his portrayal of Liberace in Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra, Jared Leto for Jean-Marc Vallée’s Dallas Buyers Club, two-time Oscar winner Maggie Smith (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, 1969; California Suite, 1978) for Downton Abbey, and Best Actress Oscar winner Helen Mirren (The Queen, 2006) for Phil Spector. Even so, there »
- Steve Montgomery
The Screen Actors Guild Awards took place on Saturday night in Los Angeles, where the best of film and television were celebrated.
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Top film honors went to David O. Russell’s American Hustle, which won Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture. It beat out 12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County, Lee Daniel’s The Butler and Dallas Buyers Club for the win.
Cate Blanchett received the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, while Matthew McConaughey won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for Dallas Buyers Club. Supporting role awards went to McConaughey’s Dallas Buyer’s Club costar Jared Leto and 12 Year’s a Slave breakout star Lupita Nyong’o.
.At this point it just doesn.t appear Blanchett can be beaten . and she still has BAFTA to go before the Academy opens its envelopes on March 2,. opined Deadline com.s Peter Hammond. »
- Don Groves
“American Hustle” has won the Screen Actors Guild award for ensemble cast.
McConaughey’s portrayl of Ron Woodroof won him the the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. The role required him to lose 38 pounds.
Leto, who was heavily favored, topped Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips”), Michael Fassbender (“12 Years a Slave”), Daniel Bruhl (“Rush”) and the late James Gandolfini (“Enough Said”). The actor, who portrays a transgender woman named Rayon, dedicated the award to those who have died of AIDS and those living with HIV and said he wanted to share the award to “the Rayons of the world.”
“The epidemic isn’t over,” Leto said backstage. “There still is not a cure.”
Lupita Nyong’o won the supporting »
- Dave McNary
On TV this Wednesday: American Horror Story attracts the enchanting Stevie Nicks, Psych hops across the pond for its season opener, Kirstie beds Vinnie Barbarino and 2 Broke Girls clean up nice for the People’s Choice Awards. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Revolution (NBC) | Miles leads Monroe and Rachel south of the border, where they encounter a challenging surprise; Charlie and Gene continue to search for Aaron. (See what Ep Rockne S. O’Bannon says is coming up.)
8 pm The Middle (ABC) | A news-alerts app on his refurbished iPad turns Brick into an (even more) neurotic mess. »
- Kimberly Roots
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