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"We're thrilled to have yet another Emmy nomination," said "MythBusters" star Jamie Hyneman in our recent video chat (watch it below). "Hopefully this time we'll actually get one. It's been an amazing run. We're on our way to 12 years now, and we're still going strong." -Break- Click here to watch our exclusive chats with Emmy nominees Jim Parsons, Kerry Washington, Sarah Paulson, and more This is the sixth consecutive Reality Program bid for the Discovery Channel series, but the landscape is different this year. The TV academy split reality into two categories: Best Unstructured Reality Program, which honors more verite-style shows like "Deadliest Catch" and "Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan," and Best Structured Reality Program, where "MythBusters" competes against the likes of "Antiques Roadshow," "Shark Tank," and two-time defending champ ...' »
About seven years ago, director Tim Johnson was looking for a good book to read his two sons, aged 5 and 7 at the time. After a recommendation from The New York Times, he stumbled upon Adam Rex’s The True Meaning of Smekday and couldn’t put it down—literally. “The first night I read them two chapters, but I think I ended up reading the whole thing alone in one night,” Johnson tells EW. Now Johnson has compiled an all-star voice cast, including Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Steve Martin to adapt the quirky book into Home, what he calls a »
- Jake Perlman
Yes, Jim Parsons, you may be ahead to take home your fourth Comedy Actor trophy for "The Big Bang Theory" at the Emmys but you are only in second place in the race that really matters -- the Gold Derby Dream Emmy. Your Emmy rival Louis C.K. ("Louie") has racked up far more support among the hundreds of Gold Derby Users who have cast their ballots for this coveted honor. -Break- Have you cast your ballot for our Dream Emmys yet? You only have until August 24, the day before the Emmys are handed out to do so. Start by voting for your choice for Comedy Actor below. Join the red-hot debate about the Emmys going on right now in our fiery forums Among C.K.'s other competition for the Dream Emmy are four fellows who were snubbed by the TV academy: Jonathan Groff ("Looking"), Jake Johnson ("New Girl"), Andy Samberg »
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Question: I have never been a fan of Two and a Half Men (tried to watch it years ago, but the only thing I found funny was Conchata Ferrell) and never understood how it has stayed on the air for so long. I saw that creator Chuck Lorre is planning on the main storyline next season to be about the two main characters (Walden and Alan, both heterosexual) "marrying" each other in order for Walden to achieve his goal of adopting a child. To me, I find this appalling on so many levels. Gay men and women (and their straight allies) have fought for so long for equal marriage rights, so having two straight men "marry" just seems like a mockery for those fighting for marriage equality. I am a little ashamed of Lorre even coming up »
- Matt Roush
This should take some of the sting out of that Emmy snub.
Related Emmys 2014: The Complete Nominations List
Breaking Bad, however, did not go home empty-handed; the TCA honored the show’s final eight-episode run with the Program of the Year prize (the second consecutive year it won the top award).
This Monday, we'll talk with Josh Charles about his Emmy nominated role as Will Gardner in the CBS legal drama "The Good Wife." Join us for our live chat on July 21 at 2.15 p.m. Pt; 5.15 p.m. Et on Gold Derby's home page. -Break- We will ask Charles about how he was able to keep secret his dramatic exit from the hit legal drama late last season. His final episode on the series as an actor was "Dramatics, Your Honor." He is nominated at the Emmys for a second time as Best Drama Supporting Actor after losing in 2011 to his good friend Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones"). His episode submission to Emmy judging panel is "Hitting the Fan," a segment from earlier in the season when he argues with Alicia (Julianna Margulies) about leaving their law firm. Exclusive: Emmy episode submissions revealed for 'Louie,' 'The Good Wife,'Jim Parsons, »
Step aside, Monica, Chandler and the gang! The Big Bang Theory might become the next sitcom ensemble to earn $1 million per episode. Stars Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki are currently negotiating contracts for their upcoming eighth season, and a source close to the talks confirms to E! News they are going after "Friends money." When Friends bowed out in 2004, they six stars were each making $1 million per episode. We chatted with Tbbt creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre, who tells us he isn't concerned about the negotiations, even though the studio has less than two weeks to finalize a deal before production begins July 30 . "It will be fine," Lorre »
Chicago – Writer, director and lead actor Zach Braff has put it on the line for his latest feature, “Wish I Was Here.” He infamously used a crowd funding Kickstarter campaign to maintain creative control of the film, but he needn’t have bothered. The movie result is a sappy, high concept emotional manipulator with no basis in authenticity, and that might be the best thing that can be said about it.
This film wasn’t something that showcased what makes Braff interesting. Unlike his successful cult film of ten years ago, “Garden State,” Braff casts himself in a circumstance unlike his usual character, and too far from his real life for him to understand it (and he wrote it!). Braff plays a father in this film, but with no chemistry with his kids or wife – portrayed by Kate Hudson – and he disarmingly seems estranged from the family. Some might »
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The 'Big Bang Theory' stars have demanded a payrise. The cast of the CBS hit show have reportedly refused to sign their contracts for the upcoming season until bosses agree to pay them $1 million per episode. Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are currently locked in a bitter battle with Warner Brothers TV as they are looking for a similar payout to the cast of popular sitcom 'Friends', which ended in 2004, according to Deadline. Jim, Johnny and Kaley currently earn a reported $325,000 per episode, and bumping their wage up would make them the »
Check out who got nominated for a 2014 Teen Choice Award.
The 2014 Teen Choice Awards nominees were announced today, with a massively long list of contenders in a number of theme categories including movies, television, music, fashion, and sports.
You can see the full list of nominees from all 65 categories below, and see who wins when the Teen Choice Awards air Sunday, August 10 on Fox.
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Jimmy Fallon is nominated again for Best Comedy Guest Actor for hosting "Saturday Night Live"; he won the last time he hosted the sketch comedy series, in 2012. He also has other chances to win this year, including nominations for writing and hosting "The Tonight Show." -Break- Exclusive: Emmy episode submissions for 'Louie,' 'The Good Wife,' Jim Parsons ... Synopsis: Fallon appears in almost every sketch during "SNL's" Christmas episode: - During the cold open, Fallon and musical guest Justin Timberlake revisit a recurring sketch, playing sidewalk performers who sing musical parodies urging customers to "Bring it on down to Wrappingville." - Monologue: Fallon sings "Joy to the World" in the style of Bob Dylan, David Bowie, and Paul McCartney before being joined by the real McCartney for a duet. - "Family Feud": In a battle of CBS and NBC stars, Fallon play...' »
Hard to believe, but it’s been a full ten years since Zach Braff, best known for his lead role on the TV sitcom “Scrubs”, released his feature film-making debut, writing, directing , and starring in Garden State. The modest box-office hit was a character study about a young man, played by Braff, in his twenties returning to his home town and learning to enjoy life again, thanks to a local free spirit played by Natlaie Portman. It generated a passionate group of fans who were eager for a follow-up from Braff. After a few more years on the TV show, a couple of movie acting gigs, and a recent stint in a Broadway musical, he surprised everyone with an internet announcement. Braff was ready for his second directorial effort, but he needed help to make the film the way he wanted…financial help. And so he launched a fund-raising effort through the Kickstarter website. »
- Jim Batts
Directed by: Zach Braff Written by: Zach Braff and Adam J. Braff Main Cast: Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Joey King, Pierce Gagnon, Mandy Patinkin, Josh Gad, Jim Parsons, Ashley Greene, Donald Faison, Michael Weston, and more… Past Oscar relations: Kate Hudson was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Almost Famous Here now folks is a brand new article in this ongoing series of mine on 2014 releases hoping to compete for some sort of notable Oscar attention as contenders at the upcoming 2015 ceremony. Next up for us here is the Sundance dramedy Wish I Was Here, which is the sophomore writing and directing effort from actor/Garden State helmer Zach Braff. If it manages to appeal to the Academy, it’d be a first, since it was backed by Kickstarter and no film of that ilk has gotten nominated to date. In many ways, this is almost a »
- Joey Magidson
"The Big Bang Theory" is set to resume production later this month, but the actors on the series don't have new contracts.
But, don't fret yet, suggests CBS Chairman of Entertainment Nina Tassler.
Asked about the status of the contract talks with the cast, Nina told reporters she expects things to sort themselves out.
"We're feeling very confident that everything will work out," she said on Thursday at CBS' portion of the Television Critics Association Summer Tour in Beverly Hills.
"These deals manage to ...
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According to a recent report from TV Line, the Big Bang Theory season 8 peeps are currently having some huge contract re-negotiation problems with the main stars of the show: Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Kunal Nayyar ,and Simon Helberg. It turns out that they all really want a huge pay hike per episode to continue on. For example, the three main stars: Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, and Johnny Galecki are looking to reportedly get their salaries hiked up from just north of $300,000 per episode to somewhere in the ball park of $1 million dollars per episode! And they are currently way in left field from what Warner Bros. TV is looking to pay out. Season 8 filming is scheduled to start on July 30th, 2014 but that will be delayed if this dispute isn't cleared up by then. However, there is a glimmer good news in all of this as the July »
CBS entertainment chair Nina Tassler says not to worry about the contract renegotiations for the leads of “The Big Bang Theory,” because somehow, year after year, these kinds of deals always get done. Tassler said renegotiations are a good sign because they indicate a show is successful. CBS has already renewed “The Big Bang Theory” through 2017. Also read: Jim Parsons Thought He Was Reading a Chuck Woolery Pilot When He Auditioned for ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (Video) The comedy is CBS's top-rated show, and the top-rated sitcom on television. Tassler spoke Thursday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. »
- Tim Molloy
The Big Bang Theory, one of TV's biggest shows, has one tiny problem: Its stars don't have contracts to return to work for the upcoming eighth season. "I just love being able to answer these questions year-after-year, primarily because we have successful shows," CBS' Nina Tassler said at the 2014 TCA Summer Press Tour. Tassler admitted she thinks everything will work out. "We're feeling very confident that everything will work out," she said. "These deals manage to get done miraculously somehow year after year." Stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galeicki and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting are reportedly negotiating together and are expected to return. CBS recently renewed the series for »
The 2014 Emmy Awards will air on August 25, which means you have just over a month to catch up on the shows that will be honored on TV's biggest night. The nominations were announced last week, informing us on what we need to binge on now so we know what all the fuss is about when the ceremony rolls around. Don't you want to be connected to the winners when they accept their awards? Get in-the-know:
If you haven't watched one of this year's most talked about shows, what are you waiting for? "Orange" is up for the most awards in the comedy categories and its cast is not without recognition. Star Taylor Schilling is in the running for Lead Comedy Actress, Kate Mulgrew for Supporting, and Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Adubo, and Laverne Cox are all Guest Actress contenders. Get thee to Netflix now to watch their fearless performances. »
- Alana Altmann
The eighth season of CBS’ flagship show The Big Bang Theory is set to start production on July 30th, but with two weeks to go the contracts of its main cast are yet to be agreed. Deadline are saying that if deals cannot be agreed the production could be delayed. However, CBS are confident the 22nd September start date where the show will have an hour-long special.
This is not the first time the cast of The Big Bang Theory have gone into production without contracts sorted. Back in 2010, Jim Parsons (Sheldon), Johnny Galecki (Lenord), Kaley Cuoco (Penny), Simon Helberg (Howard) and Kunal Nayyar (Raj) started filming without a deal made. But the difference in that situation is that they had contacts that were set to expire so they were still required to work. With their latest contracts expiring at the end of the last season, they are now not »
- Luke Owen
The 2014 Espy Awards went down at the Nokia Theater in La on Wednesday and brought out a stellar mix of actors, musicians, and of course, athletes. Celebrity sports fans like Jessica Alba, Dwayne Johnson, and Jim Parsons all showed their spirit at the event, and the show's host, Drake, displayed his acting chops and comedic timing in multiple skits and musical numbers throughout the ceremony. Chrissy Teigen was all smiles while meeting up with her close friend Erin Andrews; Iggy Azalea stepped out to support her NBA-player boyfriend, Nick Young; and team USA's Clint Dempsey, fresh from the World Cup, stuck close to his wife, Bethany. Michael Sam - who took home the Arthur Ashe Courage Award - had boyfriend Vito Cammisano by his side, and tennis star Maria Sharapova sported a black minidress and fresh tan from her recent Mexican getaway with boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov, who was also in attendance. »
- Brittney Stephens
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