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‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’s’ Elaine Hendrix, Liz Gillies Call Their Scantily Clad Characters ‘Clothes Adjacent’ (Video)

12 August 2015 6:11 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

FX’s “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll” has plenty of all those ingredients, but it’s lighthearted and fun at the end of the day, according to stars Elaine Hendrix and Liz Gillies. The show follows Denis Leary as washed-up rocker Johnny Rock, who’s asked by the daughter he never knew he had (Gillies) to make her famous. Rock and his girlfriend (Hendrix) intend to con the young girl out of her money, but find themselves genuinely taking her in instead. “We think we’re just going to take her money and run,” Hendrix said during a new episode of TheWrap‘s “Drinking With. »

- Linda Ge

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Tina Fey Says Donald Trump Is "Great For Comedy"

28 July 2015 2:10 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Find out what Tina Fey thinks about Donald Trump - HuffPost Celebrity Jon Stewart says goodbye to The Daily Show - Lainey Gossip Macklemore admits to drug relapse - Us Weekly Heidi Klum professes her love for her new man - Et Netflix hints that the Olsens may be joining Fuller House - Dlisted Olivia Culpo bares it all for Treats Magazine - Just Jared Emma Roberts is all smiles in New York - Hollywood Tuna See which star is set to be honored on the Walk of Fame - Pink Is the New Blog Elizabeth Gillies flaunts major cleavage at Vacation premiere - The Superficial »

- Monica-Sisavat

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'Vacation' Red Band Trailer Gets Raunchy with the Griswolds

22 July 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In exactly one week, fans will see a new generation of Griswold's journey to Walley World in New Line Cinema's Vacation reboot. The studio has released a second red band trailer which makes it clear that this is definitely not a "family-friendly" trip, chocked full of R-rated language, most of which comes from the youngest cast member. We've seen in the previous trailers that there is a unique reversal of the sibling dynamic, with the younger brother Kevin (Steele Stebbins) bullying his older, more sensitive brother James (Skyler Gisondo). This trailer takes the bullying to a new level, in hilarious fashion, with Kevin physically abusing the bigger James and even threatening to shoot him off a horse.

The next generation of Griswolds is at it again-and on the road for another ill-fated adventure. Following in his father's footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife, »

- MovieWeb

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Denis Leary talks 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' and how he once considered Emmy larceny [Exclusive Video]

21 July 2015 10:40 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

During our recent webcam chat with Denis Leary (watch below), the creator and star of "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" discusses how it was always in the back of his mind "to do a show about rock and roll." He got the idea for the specific premise while on a comedy tour to promote "Rescue Me." He remembers that everyone in his band "started getting sick of each other," which inspired the idea of "a band that never made it, but are all co-dependent on each other." -Break- Emmys exclusive: Which episodes are submitted by Anthony Anderson ('Black-ish') & Louis C.K. ('Louie')? The new comedy series, which premiered on FX on July 16, stars Leary as Johnny Rock, the lead singer of a punk rock band called the Heathens that broke up in the 1990s, mostly due to Johnny's drug use and narcissism. But Johnny discovers he has a daughter, »

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Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Season One Ratings

17 July 2015 8:44 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Denis Leary found success with his Rescue Me sitcom. The series lasted for seven seasons and 93 episodes of FX. How will Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll perform in the ratings? Will it be renewed for a second season or, will it be cancelled instead? We'll have to wait and see.

On the Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll TV show, a fictional band from New York City in the 1990s was on the brink of becoming famous with the drop of their first album. The band broke up -- thanks to some infidelity -- and have now been reunited with the promise of a second chance. The series stars Leary, John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Bobby Kelly, Elaine Hendrix, and John Ales.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Did Masters of Sex Find Big Love? Who Killed Devious Maid? Boardwalk Stunts Beat Arrow's?! And More TV Qs

17 July 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Masters of Sex, The Strain, Devious Maids and Graceland!

1 | Would you watch a medical drama spinoff centered around Defiance’s Doc Yewll?

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2 | Did Killjoys intend for us to Lol when the surrogate walked out of the ship carrying the child she had given birth to mere minutes ago??

3 | Does Serena Williams’ comedically impressive 7 Days in Hell appearance make her a contender for a Saturday Night Live hosting gig? »

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Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

16 July 2015 11:49 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: FX

Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: July 16, 2015 -- present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Denis Leary, John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Bobby Kelly, Elaine Hendrix, and John Ales.

TV show description:      

This single-camera comedy series revolves around the lead singer of The Heathens, a fictional band from New York in the 1990s. Known for living up to their name, the band partied so long and so hard that even Keith Richards thought they needed to slow things down. The Heathens were on the brink of becoming famous for their kick-ass live shows and the release of their highly anticipated first album. Until they broke up -- the same day the album dropped.

Johnny Rock (Denis Leary) was the lead singer of the legendary (for all the »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Will You Raise a Lighter for Denis Leary's New Gig?

16 July 2015 7:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

When you think Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll frontman Johnny Rock, think Mick Jagger without the mindbending fame. Bono without the gravitas. Steven Tyler without the scarves. David Bowie without the longevity.

In fact, take just about any classic rock band’s lead singer and disregard the wealth and stardom, and you’re left with Johnny (played by Rescue Me‘s Denis Leary), the hard-partying face of the 1990s band The Heathens.

Video Denis Leary Bangs the Drum for Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

As we learn via the “Where the Hell Are They Now?” documentary that kicks off FX’s new »

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'Vacation' Remake Photos Tease Griswold Family Road Trip

16 July 2015 6:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's been awhile since we've seen anything from the Vacation reboot, with the new trailer debuting in early June. While we get closer and closer to the July 29 release date, New Line Cinema has released a new photo gallery, featuring stars Ed Helms and Christina Applegate as Rusty Griswold and his wife Debbie. We also get new looks at supporting cast members Charlie Day as a rafting tour guide and Chris Hemsworth as Rusty's brother-in-law, Stone Crandall.

The next generation of Griswolds is at it again-and on the road for another ill-fated adventure. Following in his father's footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons with a cross- country trip back to America's "favorite family fun park," Walley World. The supporting cast also includes Leslie Mann as Rusty's sister Audrey, Skyler Gisondo and Steele »

- MovieWeb

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Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Review – TV FX – Leary Nails TV. Again.

16 July 2015 4:24 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Once in a while, a show comes a long that blows you away, but is unfortunately difficult to describe. It isn’t that it’s taxing to try to convey what you appreciate about the effort, but that it’s actually hard to describe the show itself.

That may be a surprising statement, given that Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll has an official synopsis, was pitched, and has been and will be described countless times.

Sure, Denis Leary plays an aging rocker who never made it, and the series begins with him finding the daughter he never knew he had. The pull is that she sought him out so that he would write songs for her, because she wants to be famous, and he can’t afford to turn her down. Hilarity ensues.

That’s not what I mean.

Frankly, you have to appreciate the fact that it was probably one »

- Marc Eastman

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Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Elizabeth Gillies Talks Her Character, Denis Leary, and More

16 July 2015 2:39 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

"In real life, nobody is perfect and everyone has their moments. We do not shy away from that, on this show. Everybody has a weird moment on this show where they’re fighting, or someone is being an idiot, or the ego is out of control."

The post Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Elizabeth Gillies Talks Her Character, Denis Leary, and More appeared first on Collider. »

- Christina Radish

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Denis Leary on Channeling His Inner Rock Star in FX’s ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’

16 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Denis Leary (“Rescue Me”) returns to FX July 16 with raunchy comedy “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll,” in which he plays an egomaniacal fiftysomething has-been musician, vying for the limelight. Leary created the show, exec produces and stars as Johnny Rock. And he wrote the music.

Johnny Rock is a very different character for you. Who did you look to for inspiration?

He’s what happens when David Bowie meets Joe Strummer, in his own mind. In the end, Johnny needs to be his own guy, but I think it’s a combination of Bowie, Sting and also a bit of Mick Jagger.

All of the music is shot live. Why is that?

I think the audience knows. They can tell when you’re lip syncing. I’m not a great singer, but I can scream and I’ve certainly performed the “A–hole” song enough over the years, but I really »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Questions&answers about Denis Leary's creepy comedy 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll'

15 July 2015 2:03 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Questions I have after watching two episodes of "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll," the new FX comedy created by and starring Denis Leary, which debuts tomorrow night at 10: In what year does this show think it takes place? Leary plays Johnny Rock, former lead singer of The Heathens, a band that had a meteoric rise and abrupt fall in the early '90s. Dave Grohl appears early in the pilot to explain that The Heathens were a huge inspiration for Nirvana. But Johnny, in both past and present, sports a rooster haircut that hasn't been fashionable since Rod Stewart and Ron Wood abandoned it in the mid-'70s. The Heathens' signature song, which provides the show its title (albeit one borrowed from a much better song — also from the '70s — by Ian Dury) is catchy, but sounds like a mix of punk and glam rock that had little place »

- Alan Sepinwall

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FX Comedies 'Married' and 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' Run Full Speed into the Generation Gap

15 July 2015 1:54 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" may be brand new, but it shows its age from the outset. In the series premiere of FX's single-camera comedy, washed-up musician Johnny Rock (writer/creator Denis Leary), dissolute frontman of the fictional '90s supernova The Heathens, rages against creatively bankrupt tribute bands and reality TV stars with a curmudgeon's confidence. "I'll suck Bruce Jenner's cock right here," he pledges in one ill-timed scene, desperate for the paparazzi's attention. "That's if he still has one." Though surely written before Caitlyn Jenner's Internet-breaking Vanity Fair cover, the line is of a piece with the series' uncomfortable relationship to our pop cultural moment, portraying Johnny as both miser and sage. He may be right, when he bumps into his estranged daughter, Gigi (Elizabeth Gillies), on a New York sidewalk, to see something distinctive in the stars of the past, but "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" stacks the. »

- Matt Brennan

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FX Comedies 'Married' and 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' Run Full Speed into the Generation Gap

15 July 2015 1:54 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" may be brand new, but it shows its age from the outset. In the series premiere of FX's single-camera comedy, washed-up musician Johnny Rock (writer/creator Denis Leary), dissolute frontman of the fictional '90s supernova The Heathens, rages against creatively bankrupt tribute bands and reality TV stars with a curmudgeon's confidence. "I'll suck Bruce Jenner's cock right here," he pledges in one ill-timed scene, desperate for the paparazzi's attention. "That's if he still has one." Though surely written before Caitlyn Jenner's Internet-breaking Vanity Fair cover, the line is of a piece with the series' uncomfortable relationship to our pop cultural moment, portraying Johnny as both miser and sage. He may be right, when he bumps into his estranged daughter, Gigi (Elizabeth Gillies), on a New York sidewalk, to see something distinctive in the stars of the past, but "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" stacks the. »

- Matt Brennan

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5 Questions With … Elizabeth Gillies of FX’s “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”

15 July 2015 1:25 PM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

In FX’s new comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Denis Leary plays Johnny Rock, a washed-up, drugged-out frontman for a punk-rock band that had its moment in the sun and then broke up nearly 25 years ago. Since then, Johnny’s been barely scraping by. But things start looking up when a beautiful young woman, Gigi (Elizabeth Gillies), Johnny’s estranged daughter, shows up and asks Johnny to help make her famous. With the looks, the talent and the voice, Gigi might be Johnny’s ticket to fame after all. Also See: Denis Leary gets the band back together for Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Gillies, perhaps best known for her role … Continue reading →

The post 5 Questions With … Elizabeth Gillies of FX’s “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Ryan Berenz

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TV Review: ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’

14 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll” is a great title, a good premise and a just-ok show. That’s in part because Denis Leary, who created and stars in the FX comedy, and even worked on the original songs, deviates from the aging-rock-god concept to incorporate a semi-touchy-feely, certainly sitcom-like element: his central character discovers he has a grown daughter he never knew, which provides him the excuse to reunite the band. Still fun in fits and starts, the series begins with enough energy to help it coast along, abetted by rock cameos that provide an additional helping of street cred.

Opening with what feels like a mockumentary section, the show quickly details the meteoric rise of the Heathens, a 1990 band headlined by Leary’s lead singer Johnny Rock and guitar player Flash (John Corbett), who teamed to write the group’s signature songs. But the band partied hard and flamed out, »

- Brian Lowry

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Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Season 1 Review

14 July 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Five episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is pretty damning evidence that the narcissist is killing television. From the bizarrely popular Two and a Half Men to the thankfully short-lived Weird Loners, there seems to be a constant flow of unlikable, self-absorbed assholes leading half-hour comedies, with show creators across all networks seemingly convinced that the most endearing trait a sitcom character can possess is consummate unpleasantness (yes, HBO, you too, don’t think for a second that Girls is growing on us). FX’s latest is the natural end-point of this unfortunate small-screen phenomenon: a series populated entirely by painfully unlikeable people, and that’s (funnily enough) painfully unlikeable itself.

Riffing on the age-old idea that the best rock ‘n’ roll bands were typically the ones that nearly killed themselves on a nightly basis with a toxic cocktail of substance abuse, hard alcohol and licentious behavior, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Comic-Con Panel Recap: Denis Leary Looks Cool in New Series

13 July 2015 5:27 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

My spellcheck hates Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Too cool for spaces, Denis Leary’s newest FX series focuses on Johnny Rock (Leary), a fading rock star who, through drugs and his own abrasive nature, never quite made the big time. Johnny’s band mates (John Corbett & Robert Kelly) have all moved onto better, but he’s still stuck playing dive bars. Enter and up-and-coming singer (Elizabeth Gillies) who offers Johnny one last shot at redemption and a chance at rock-star success albeit through her career, not his. At Comic Con, the cast and creators of the series spoke about what sorts of bad behavior can be expected on the upcoming series. Panel Recap [caption id="attachment_487031" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via FX[/caption] This is Leary’s first trip to Comic Con. Leary revealed the weirdest moment that’s happened to him thus far: “I had an argument with a Batman, and a Thor came over and defended me… »

- Tommy Cook

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What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: July 13-19

13 July 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Ex Machina"

Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander star in this inventive sci-fi thriller from Alex Garland, the genius writer of "28 Days Later." Critics and audiences both gave this one the thumbs-up with "Ex Machina" currently boasting a 91 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. DVD/Blu-ray extras include a "Through the Looking Glass: Creating Ex Machina" 5-part featurette, SXSW Q&A with cast and crew, and eight behind-the-scenes vignettes.

"The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

This sequel to the 2012 charmer "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" stars the always engaging Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, and Dev Patel with the welcome addition of Richard Gere. Blu-ray extras include featurettes on "Returning to the Marigold Hotel," "Blossoming Relationships," "The Marigold Wedding," and "Filming in India. »

- Gina Carbone

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