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‘Rhobh’ Star Camille Grammer Reveals Her Second Cancer Diagnosis

“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Camille Grammer is opening up about her second cancer diagnosis, after battling endometrial cancer four years ago. On Thursday, the 49-year-old reality TV star, who was previously married to “Cheers” actor Kelsey Grammer, shared a candid photo in a hair net and robe at the hospital, where she revealed she […]
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The Best TV Performances of 2017

The Best TV Performances of 2017
It’s virtually impossible to limit year-end lists to 10 or 20 shows, so it’s literally impossible to include all the great performances from 2017 on one list. But IndieWire has done our best, wading through the hundreds of award-worthy turns from veteran actors and TV newbies to find the best performances this year.

These actors accomplished something special: They elevated their shows even when it seemed like the series couldn’t go any higher. They found surprising depths within the writers’ words and surprised directors with keen insights into their characters. They made us laugh, cry, jump for joy, and scream in frustration. Their precision in understanding who they played helped evoke passion in the audience watching.

We will not soon forget, and if you haven’t yet seen some of these fine thespians go to work, make sure to make the time. There may be a lot of television out there,
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The Best TV Performances of 2017

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The Best TV Performances of 2017
It’s virtually impossible to limit year-end lists to 10 or 20 shows, so it’s literally impossible to include all the great performances from 2017 on one list. But IndieWire has done our best, wading through the hundreds of award-worthy turns from veteran actors and TV newbies to find the best performances this year.

These actors accomplished something special: They elevated their shows even when it seemed like the series couldn’t go any higher. They found surprising depths within the writers’ words and surprised directors with keen insights into their characters. They made us laugh, cry, jump for joy, and scream in frustration. Their precision in understanding who they played helped evoke passion in the audience watching.

We will not soon forget, and if you haven’t yet seen some of these fine thespians go to work, make sure to make the time. There may be a lot of television out there,
See full article at Indiewire »

SAG Awards 2018 TV Snubs and Surprises: ‘The Deuce’ and ‘Fargo’ Come Up Empty, ‘Glow’ and ‘Ozark’ Shine

SAG Awards 2018 TV Snubs and Surprises: ‘The Deuce’ and ‘Fargo’ Come Up Empty, ‘Glow’ and ‘Ozark’ Shine
Niecy Nash and Olivia Munn unveiled the 2018 SAG Awards nominations with casual bursts of joy and humor Wednesday morning, and the list of TV nominations seems to reflect their devil-may-care attitude. There were plenty of sweet surprises and thus plenty of stunning snubs.

From series that performed beyond expectations — like “Glow” and “Ozark” — to shows that somehow didn’t make the cut — like “The Deuce” and “Fargo” — the TV nods require a bit of breaking down to make sense of it all.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of shows and performers that had their expectations dashed, and others who got the one good surprise phone call so early in the morning. These are the snubs and surprises of 2018:

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Snubs:

The Deuce”: David Simon and George Pelecanos’s HBO drama was a strong contender for ensemble and both lead categories, but the series,
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Why Lucy DeVito Doesn’t Reveal Her Last Name on First Dates (Exclusive)

Why Lucy DeVito Doesn’t Reveal Her Last Name on First Dates (Exclusive)
Just like her famous parents, Lucy DeVito enjoys making people laugh. “It’s not easy, but I love it,” the 34-year-old tells Et from her dressing room at the Jerry Orbach Theater in New York City.

Daughter to Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, Lucy has appeared opposite her father on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and in the 2016 film The Comedian, as well as on HBO’s Girls and Speech & Debate. Following her 2009 Off-Broadway debut alongside her mother in Love, Loss and What I Wore, the actress is back on the New York stage with the romantic comedy Hot Mess, playing Elanor, a quirky aspiring magician from Los Angeles who falls for a Jewish recovering alcoholic (Max Crumm) with a secret he can’t seem to confess.

Backstage, the actress talks about the blessing and curse of being a DeVito, the lessons her parents taught her about being successful in the entertainment industry and what’s next
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Three Men And A Baby at 30

Sophie Davies Nov 27, 2017

30 years on from its release, we take a look back at Three Men And A Baby and the French film that inspired it...

In 1987, a comedy directed by Mr Spock with Magnum Pi, Sam from Cheers and the star of Police Academy was the highest grossing film at the Us box office. For context, it made almost as much money as Lethal Weapon, Predator and Robocop in that year combined. So where are all of its diehard fans?

Among the most successful films of the 1980s, Leonard Nimoy’s Three Men And A Baby stands out as a bit of an anomaly. Despite being hugely popular in its time, it seems to have faded out of the public consciousness without leaving much of a mark, and you’d be hard pushed to find someone who would name it as one of their favourite films. In fact, it
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Meghan Markle's Suits Body Double Posts Sweet Farewell Message with Huge Prince Harry Clues!

Meghan Markle's Suits Body Double Posts Sweet Farewell Message with Huge Prince Harry Clues!
Cheers to love!

Meghan Markle’s Suits body double took to Instagram Thursday to post a photo of her standing next to the actress with a heartfelt goodbye message.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure and honor being your ‘Stand-in’ for the last 2 seasons,” wrote Nicky Bursic, who has worked on Suits for the past six years. “Wishing you all the happiness in the world Bella.”

The seventh season of the USA legal drama will be Markle’s last, Deadline reports. It will also be the final season for Patrick J. Adams, who plays her fiancé on the show.

Bursic
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Woody Harrelson Had To Smoke Pot To Endure ‘Brutal’ Dinner With Donald Trump

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Actor Woody Harrelson says a dinner party organized by now-President Donald Trump back in 2002 was so unbearable that he had to step out for a quick puff of marijuana to keep his wits about him. The Texas-born thespian, known for his roles in such TV shows as “Cheers” and “True Detective’, made the revelation in interviews with Et Canada and […]
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Tracey Ullman on Playing British 'National Treasures,' Powerful Women

Tracey Ullman on Playing British 'National Treasures,' Powerful Women
Tracey Ullman has been creating characters ­– and a string of successful shows, including Tracey Takes On… (HBO, 1996-99) and Tracey Ullman's State of the Union (Showtime, 2008-10) – for decades. But it was only recently that she's really embraced impersonating celebrities and politicians. For the second season of Tracey Ullman's Show, which originally aired on the BBC and is now available on HBO, she's back with her impressions of a rascally Dame Judi Dench (and her frenemy Dame Maggie Smith), a sexy singing Angela Merkel, and a version of Jerry Hall that will make you squirm.
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Madam Secretary: Original Cast Member Leaves the CBS TV Series

Bye-bye Bebe. Bebe Neuwirth has exited the role of Nadine Tolliver, during the fourth season of the Madam Secretary TV show on CBS. The Cheers vet has played the Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni), since the TV series premiere in 2014. A political drama airing on the CBS television network, Madam Secretary also stars Tim Daly, Željko Ivanek, Keith Carradine, Sebastian Arcelus, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend, Erich Bergen, Kathrine Herzer, Wallis Currie-Wood, and Evan Roe. The story centers on Secretary McCord as she handles office politics, foreign diplomacy, and global deals. Read More…
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Ted Danson is Sneakily Reinventing Himself on ‘The Good Place’

Ted Danson is Sneakily Reinventing Himself on ‘The Good Place’
At the start of Chapter 18 of “The Good Place,” Ted Danson’s Michael — the architect of a human torture chamber who’s recently switched sides in an attempt to help his former captives — laments how his new bosses are running The Bad Place.

“It really tucks my nuggets,” he says. “I worked so hard on my torture ideas, and theirs are so basic. These millennials, they have no work ethic.”

When Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto), who are both around the millennial age, give him a puzzled look, he continues. “Oh sorry, a millennial is someone who has only been torturing people for a thousand years.”

But the pun-like wordplay above sparked a troubling thought. Considering the middling “Good Place” ratings and the recent history of its star…

Do real millennials not get Ted Danson?

Now, to be fair, “The Good Place” ratings aren’t bad. In fact,
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Ted Danson is Sneakily Reinventing Himself on ‘The Good Place’

Ted Danson is Sneakily Reinventing Himself on ‘The Good Place’
At the start of Chapter 18 of “The Good Place,” Ted Danson’s Michael — the architect of a human torture chamber who’s recently switched sides in an attempt to help his former captives — laments how his new bosses are running The Bad Place.

“It really tucks my nuggets,” he says. “I worked so hard on my torture ideas, and theirs are so basic. These millennials, they have no work ethic.”

When Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto), who are both around the millennial age, give him a puzzled look, he continues. “Oh sorry, a millennial is someone who has only been torturing people for a thousand years.”

But the pun-like wordplay above sparked a troubling thought. Considering the middling “Good Place” ratings and the recent history of its star…

Do real millennials not get Ted Danson?

Now, to be fair, “The Good Place” ratings aren’t bad. In fact,
See full article at Indiewire »

Slideshow, Audio: Red-Carpet Portraits from The Second City Roast of George Wendt

Previous | Image 1 of 12 | NextHonoree George Wendt gets ‘roasted.’ Norm!

Chicago – On September 9th, 2017, it seemed like the whole of The Second City theater on Wells Street in Chicago let out a collective cry of “Norm!” The favorite barfly of TV’s “Cheers,” George Wendt, came back to his old comedy stomping ground at The Second City to participate in “I Can’t Believe They Wendt There: The Roast of George Wendt.”

The roasters included the hottest current TV and movie stars, including Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”), Keegan-Michael Key (“Key & Peele”) and Jason Sudeikis (“Saturday Night Live”), along with The Second City alumni and celebs Julia Sweeney, Betty Thomas and Joel Murray. The roast was a benefit for Gilda’s Club Chicago, the cancer support community named for the late comic legend, Gilda Radner.

In Part One of the Red Carpet interviews, honoree George Wendt does some reminiscing with Jason Sudeikis,
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The Best TV Directors of All Time – IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best TV Directors of All Time – IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who is the best TV director? Why? (For old, current or upcoming shows.)

Marisa Roffman (@marisaroffman), TV Guide Magazine

The recent Emmy Awards was a good reminder of just how great television directors are right now. It was the best overall crop we’ve had in years, and one of the few categories where it felt like it could have gone any way.

But in terms of best television director, I’m partial to David Nutter. His 30-plus year resume is impressive (“The Sopranos,” “ER,” “The X-Files,” plus an Emmy win for “Game of Thrones”) and wildly varied (he’s done procedurals like “Without a Trace,
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The Best TV Directors of All Time – IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best TV Directors of All Time – IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who is the best TV director? Why? (For old, current or upcoming shows.)

Marisa Roffman (@marisaroffman), TV Guide Magazine

The recent Emmy Awards was a good reminder of just how great television directors are right now. It was the best overall crop we’ve had in years, and one of the few categories where it felt like it could have gone any way.

But in terms of best television director, I’m partial to David Nutter. His 30-plus year resume is impressive (“The Sopranos,” “ER,” “The X-Files,” plus an Emmy win for “Game of Thrones”) and wildly varied (he’s done procedurals like “Without a Trace,
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Jay Thomas, ‘Cheers’ & ‘Murphy Brown’ Actor, Found Dead At 69

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Jay Thomas, Cheers and Murphy Brown actor, has died from complications with cancer. He was 69. Jay Thomas, Cheers Actor, Dead At 69 Thomas’ publicist confirmed the news. “Jay Thomas was one of the funniest and kindest men I have ahd the honor to call both client and friend for 25 years, plus,” he said. Thomas’ friend and […]

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Flashback: Jay Thomas Tells Letterman the Lone Ranger Story

Flashback: Jay Thomas Tells Letterman the Lone Ranger Story
The late Jay Thomas is going to be remembered for a great many things. Children of the 1980s will always see him as Carla's husband Eddie LeBec husband on Cheers. People that came of age just a bit later will remember him as kindly gym teacher Bill Meister in Mr. Holland's Opus, while millennials will always associate him with the Easter Bunny from The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3. He was also a disc jockey in the 1970s and a SiriusXM host over the past decade.

But one
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Missing New York Talent Agent Found Dead (Report)

  • The Wrap
Police believe that they have found the body of New York City talent agent Mark Schlegel, who disappeared earlier this month, according to NJ.com. A body believed to be Schlegel’s was found in a wooded area on Thursday. Schlegel, 57, had been missing since Aug. 13, having left his Oradell, New Jersey, home without his wallet or cell phone. Also Read: Jay Thomas, Emmy-Winning 'Cheers' and 'Murphy Brown' Actor, Dies at 69 NorthJersey.com reported that no foul play is suspected. According to law enforcement, his body, which was decomposed, appeared to have been in the area “for some time.
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David Letterman Mourns Death of Friend Jay Thomas: ‘Nobody Could Throw a Football Like Jay’

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David Letterman Mourns Death of Friend Jay Thomas: ‘Nobody Could Throw a Football Like Jay’
Dave Letterman is among the many Hollywood figures sharing his grief following the death of Emmy-winning actor Jay Thomas. Thomas, known for roles on “Cheers” and “Murphy Brown” and in films like “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” died Thursday after a battle with cancer. The comedian and radio personality was 69, and he is survived by his wife and three children. Thomas was a guest on CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman” during every holiday season, where he and the host would take turns tossing footballs at the show’s Christmas tree in an effort to knock down a meatball resting atop the.
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Jay Thomas: ‘Murphy Brown’ Creator, Tom Arnold & Bryan Cranston Among Tributes

Jay Thomas, the comic actor and radio host who died today of cancer, was remembered by his friend, actor Tom Arnold, for “the many inappropriate laughs every time we worked together.” Arnold was one of the first in the Hollywood community to offer remembrances of the late Cheers and Murphy Brown actor. Another was Diane English, creator of Murphy Brown and its “Jerry Gold” character that won Thomas two Emmy Awards. She wrote, “He was gifted. I would have loved to write…
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