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"That would be almost too much to wish for. I don't know what the odds are of doing the same thing, but I can't imagine," admits Allison Janney in our recent video chat (watch below) when asked about the possibility of tying the all-time Emmy record for performer wins this year. She has six Emmys to date, which puts her in a tie for third place for acting wins with Art Carney, Tim Conway, Tyne Daly, and Carl Reiner. Adding to the four she won for "The West Wing," she picked up two more last year -- for her supporting role in the laffer "Mom" and her guest spot on the drama "Masters of Sex." And she is back in both those categories this year. -Break- Related: Watch our video chats with dozens of 2015 Emmy nominees If she prevails in one of those categories (she is favored for "Mom"), she »
“Empire” may have been snubbed by the Television Academy when it comes to the Emmy Awards, but it won redemption from the Television Critics Association, winning the organization’s top prize, Program of the Year.
In winning program of the year, “Empire” edged out “Game of Thrones,” “Mad Men,” “The Americans” and “Transparent.” Amazon’s family dramedy had been nominated for four TCA awards, but ultimately won none.
The evening’s other big winner was pop culture’s “it” girl of the moment, Amy Schumer, who took home two prizes: for her Comedy Central series “Inside Amy Schumer” as Outstanding Achievement in Comedy as well as for Individual Achievement in Comedy.
AMC earned two wins, too: its highly praised freshman series “Better Call Saul,” the prequel to “Breaking Bad,” was crowned Outstanding New Program, and “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm claimed his second Individual Achievement in Drama award for his portrayal of adman Don Draper. »
- Debra Birnbaum
Tonight, the Television Critics Association press tour takes a pause for the annual presentation of the TCA Awards, with the big winners including "Empire," "The Americans," "Inside Amy Schumer" and Jon Hamm. "Empire" was named the Program of the Year, which is an award designed to encompass not only quality, but cultural impact. "Inside Amy Schumer" won both the comedy series award and an individual award for Schumer herself. "The Americans" was named the best drama by critics, while Hamm won the individual achievement in drama award (his second TCA win) for the final season of "Mad Men." It was a share the wealth night, with Schumer being the only double winner. AMC's "Better Call Saul" beat out a lot of impressive nominees (including "Empire") to win the new program award, HBO won for both the movies & miniseries category with "The Jinx" and for news & information for "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. »
- Alan Sepinwall
Valerie Harper is setting the record straight about her health. The Mary Tyler Moore Show actress gave an update on her health — slamming rumors that she’s in a coma — on her Facebook account late Friday, July 31. “My dear friends and fans! As always, thank you for your amazing support. I am happy to report I am not, nor have I been, in a coma,” Harper, 75, wrote. “As anyone who has taken strong medication knows, it doesn’t always agree with you, even with me [...] »
Valerie Harper was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday night before a performance of her musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It” in Ogunquit, Maine.
The Emmy winner, best known for her role as the brazen Rhoda Morgenstern in the ’70s sitcoms “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its spinoff, “Rhoda,” was taken by ambulance from the Ogunquit Playhouse to a local hospital.
The Ogunquit Playhouse said in a statement on Thursday that Harper was hospitalized “as a precaution” after reporting that she was not feeling well.
“She is resting comfortably and will remain in the hospital for observation for the time being,” the Playhouse said.
Harper, 75, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and told she had three months to live in January of 2013. Doctors had successfully removed a lung tumor in 2009, but the cancer cells had moved to her brain. She has continued working and competed on “Dancing With the Stars »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Valerie Harper was hospitalized Wednesday night during a performance of her musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It” at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine. The 75-year-old actress, a five-time Emmy winner for the ’70s sitcoms “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Rhoda,” was taken by ambulance to York Hospital after reporting that she was feeling unwell. Harper is “resting comfortably and will remain in the hospital for observation for the time being,” according to a statement posted on the Playhouse’s website on Thursday. “The audiences and all of us here at the Playhouse are greatly enjoying our time with Valerie here in. »
- Reid Nakamura
Classic sitcom actress Valerie Harper was rushed to the hospital last night in Maine in the middle of a performance of "Nice Work If You Can Get It."
As Et reports, the 75-year-old actress, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2013, an ambulance was called to the Ogunquit Playhouse to take her to a nearby hospital. The musical's artistic director announced to the audience that Harper had fallen ill, but "she wants all of you to know after some fluids and rest she hopes to be right back here on stage later this week."
However, a source told Et that the situation "doesn't look good" and a crew member said that Harper had been ill all week.
The beloved star of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show, »
- Kelly Woo
"You've gone from Taxi to this," Jimmy Fallon cracked at Danny DeVito during Tuesday's Tonight Show, as the duo geared up for a game of inflatable flip cup. "When this is over, I'm gonna kick your ass," the actor fired back. Host and guest channeled their inner frat boys as they raced to down Solo cups of beer and flip over the cups, all while wearing random poofy suits.
Fallon took an early lead in the contest, holding on for a victory – despite a strong surge from DeVito, whom Fallon »
Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episodes that will be submitted to the Emmys by two of the 2015 nominees for Best Drama Supporting Actress. Uzo Aduba is entering the "Orange is the New Black" episode titled "Hugs Can Be Deceiving." Christina Hendricks selects the "Mad Men" episode called "Lost Horizon." -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Aduba prevailed last year for her role as prisoner Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in the Best Comedy Guest Actress category. Due to a committee ruling, her show is now a drama, so she could become only the second person to ever win comedy and drama Emmys for the same role. Edward Asner was the other person with his role as Lou Grant on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Lou Grant." For her second-year Netflix program, Aduba is submitting the third episode. On that segment, viewers see flashbacks where her white mo. »
Carol Burnett will add another prestigious prize to her resume when she collects the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award next year.
SAG Awards organisers have selected the legendary comic to receive the Life Achievement Award at next year's film and television gala.
"[Carol] embodies the generosity and courage that the greatest actors use in creating enduring and memorable characters," Howard said. "From her heartbreakingly hilarious Starlet O'Hara to the adorably inept Eunice and alarmingly funny Miss Hannigan, Carol has delighted and inspired millions of viewers and thousands of comedic actors.
"She took risks as a performer and through her courage, encouraged fellow actors to try new things and always, always reach for the sky.
"Her innate love of actors led to the creation of an ensemble cast that made The Carol Burnett Show a masterpiece of variety programming. »
Just like every year, Emmy gives and Emmy takes away when it comes to surprises. In addition to the actors and shows who made unexpected appearances (see our list of the most shocking nominations here), there were many contenders left out who were expected to be in the running. -Break- 2015 Emmy Awards: Complete list of nominations Bazing-oh-no! This was supposed to be the year for Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") to potentially win his fifth Emmy Award, tying only three people who won five times for the same role: Edward Asner ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show" & "Lou Grant"), Candice Bergen ("Murphy Brown") and Don Knotts ("The Andy Griffith Show"). Alas, poor Parsons was kicked out of the Comedy Lead Actor category despite the voters nominating seven men here instead of the standard six. The show was also snubbed for Best Comedy Series. The day the music died Turns out "Empire&quo. »
Is Uzo Aduba about to join Edward Asner in the Emmy records book? That TV vet is the only performer in Emmys history to win for the same role in both the comedy and drama categories. Because Aduba's show "Orange is the New Black" is being forced to make the genre switch into drama this season, she could soon be following Asner's lead. -Break- Watch our 200 video chats with 2015 Emmy Awards contenders Of Asner's seven career Emmy victories, five of them came for playing the acerbic journalist Lou Grant. The first three of those was as Best Comedy Supporting Actor for "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1971, 1972, 1975). When that classic sitcom, set in a Minneapolis TV station, signed off in 1977, Asner's character was spun-off into the hour-long drama "Lou Grant," which was based at a Los Angeles newspaper. He won Best Drama Actor twice (1978, 1980). Aduba prevailed last year as Best Comedy Guest Actres. »
In a career that spans 50 years, starting with his uncredited debut in the first season of Star Trek, Phil Morris has been constantly working in movies and television. Best known as Jackie Chiles, the enigmatic lawyer from Seinfeld, and John Jones, a.k.a. Martian Manhunter on Smallville, Phil Morris returns to narrate the Machinima web series Real Fake History, debuting today, Tuesday, July 30. Real Fake History is a History Channel parody series in the "Ken Burns" style. These shorts are about the greatest fictional battles and most inspiring stories in movies, TV, and video games. From Endor to Gotham City to Mike Tyson's Punch Out, Real Fake History brings the never before seen tales of those who witnessed these defining fictional moments. Phil Morris provides the narration for each episode, which includes interviews with the fictional characters that made these Real Fake History moments happen. I had the »
Besides making people forever afraid of motel-room showers, Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" continues to have an incalculable impact on popular culture. Though it was released 55 years ago this week (on June 16, 1960), it continues to inspire filmmakers and TV producers. In just the last three years, we've seen the 2012 film "Hitchcock" (based on Stephen Rebello's book "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of 'Psycho,'" and starring Anthony Hopkins as the director and Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh) and the ongoing A&E TV prequel drama series, "Bates Motel."
Still, for all of the "Psycho" trivia revealed in "Hitchcock," the biopic barely scratches the surface of how the film got made, from the men who inspired the invention of Norman Bates, to the trickery Hitchcock used to tease the press while keeping the film's convention-shredding narrative twists a secret, to the film's unlikely connection to "Leave It to Beaver." Here, »
- Gary Susman
By any measure, television’s renaissance has been good for women. But the long list of compelling female characters gets shorter when drama series are taken out of the mix.
Across broadcast, cable and digital, traditional half-hour comedies don’t pack the same pop-culture punch as the antics of Olivia Pope, Carrie Mathison, Alicia Florrick or Daenerys Targaryen. It’s harder to generate consistent laughs than it is consistent gasps, based on the ratio of dramas to comedies across the dial these days.
The only thing harder, it seems, than fielding a fresh comedy hit is for an actress to become a breakout star in a new comedy. This is where a little Emmy attention could offer a big boost to a promising show and budding talent. But Emmy voters are inclined to favor incumbents, which leaves little room for fresh faces.
Since 2010, at least three of the nominees in »
- Cynthia Littleton
Betty White, Finn Wittrock, Vivica A. Fox, Jason Beghe, and other actors gathered to honor casting directors, talent agents, and managers at the 13th annual Heller Awards May 28 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. “When you have somebody in your corner who understands you and knows what your vision is and what you would like to accomplish, having someone you trust to be that sounding board to you and to help you get to where you want to go is invaluable,” actor Wendie Malick said prior to the show. Malick was accompanied on the red carpet by her agent, Marcia Hurwitz of Innovative Artists, who received the award for voiceover agent. “If they become one of your best friends, that’s just the icing on the cake.” White, a five-time Primetime Emmy Award winner and two-time Screen Actors Guild Award winner who was given the SAG Award »
Ed Asner has filed for divorce from his wife Cindy Asner, whom he had reportedly separated from eight years ago. Ed Asner Files For Divorce Asner, best known for playing Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, filed the divorce papers earlier this month, according to TMZ. It’s unclear why Asner is officially filing at this […]
The post Ed Asner Files For Divorce Eight Years After Separating From Wife Cindy appeared first on uInterview. »
- Chelsea Regan
Ed Asner has filed for divorce, and the big question is ... why? The 85-year-old actor -- who became famous as Lou Grant on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" --separated from wife Cindy Asner in 2007, but for some reason he didn't pull the trigger until this month ... 8 years later. The couple married in 1998, and it seems the split was bitter. Ed tried to cut off her temporary spousal support the year after they separated, saying she »
- TMZ Staff
The rise in television programming over the years has led to a number of television festivals where show fans and show casts and crews can get together to discuss series. Among these festivals is the Atx Television festival, which is held in Austin Texas every summer. Set to go into its fourth incarnation this year, the festival will be held from June 4th to the 7th, and a new slate of attendees have now been announced, as per Variety.
The festival will formally begin with a look at the upcoming series Complications. The USA Network drama’s screening will be followed by a panel with the show’s stars and creator Matt Nix, who is also onboard as producer.
The festival will also feature a conversation with legendary Simpsons, Taxi, and Mary Tyler Moore writer and co-creator James L. Brooks, who will be sitting down for a conversation with journalist Phil Rosenthal. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Even more television is heading down to Austin, Texas, this summer for the fourth annual Atx Festival on June 4-7.
Panels for NBC’s “Hannibal” with creator Bryan Fuller and Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” with creator Dan Goor and cast members have been added to the festival, along with a “cancelled too soon” panel for Amy Sherman Palladino’s former ABC Family series “Bunheads.”
Atx will also feature the season-five premiere screening of USA Networks’ “Suits,” a 25-year anniversary screening of Marta Kauffman’s HBO series “Dream On” and a “Dawson’s Creek” pilot script reading, presented by creator Kevin Williamson and surprise guests.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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