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Karen Gillan has found herself(ie) a new leading role.
TV’s erstwhile Eliza Dooley is among the many new additions to HBO’s Salem Witch Trials pilot The Devil You Know, written by Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan, our sister site Deadline reports.
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A seemingly harmless little old lady with curly white hair, oversized glasses, and an innate ability to tell a great story shows up on her daughter’s doorstep when the retirement home she was put in by said daughter burns down. With a simple, “Hi there,” the world meets Sophia Petrillo. For seven years on NBC’s The Golden Girls—a show about the senior set—Sophia lived with her intelligent and extremely sarcastic divorced daughter Dorothy Zbornak and her two roommates, sexy, eternally horny southern belle Blanche Devereaux and sweet but dim-witted Minnesotan Rose Nylund. Each is memorable in their own way, but it’s Sophia, “feisty, zesty, and full of old world charm,” that stands out the most.
When TV was full of generic, sweet grandma types, Sophia was anything but. Sure, she looked the part with her bifocals, pearls, and now iconic straw and bamboo-beaded handbag, but »
Howard took to the stage halfway through the awards ceremony last night to present the speech, which was accompanied by a video montage featuring relevant clips from The Office, The Simpsons and The Golden Girls.
"Since the dawn of motion pictures, filmmakers have used this art form not only as entertainment but as a mirror to reflect vital issues facing society," Howard is quoted by The Hollywood Reporter as saying.
"In movies and on television, groundbreaking performances from Chaplin to Poitier, from Hepburn to Streep, have informed and inspired. They have awakened audiences to, and spoken out about, basic human concerns.
"Tonight, as we celebrate the outstanding acting from the past year, we also reflect on some landmark portrayals which depict important subjects that affect us all. »
Betty White is winning at life!
The actress is turning 93 years-young on Saturday and just can’t stop being awesome, continuing a legendary career spanning 70 years in television and film. In honor of her worldwide success, we’re breaking down seven surprising facts about Betty!
Betty paved the way for women in television. From 1953 to 1955 she produced her own TV series, Life With Elizabeth. She was one of the first people to have creative control in front and behind the camera.
Can you believe Betty could have been Blanche on The Golden Girls?
But it all changed after they shot the pilot. Betty revealed at The Paley Center for Media why the director had a change of heart.
“I had come off the Mary Tyler Moore Show playing the neighborhood nymphomaniac, Sue Ann Nivens…So I was thrilled at Blanche,” Betty continued. “I thought that was wonderful and then all »
Earlier this week Betty White won Favorite TV Icon at the People’s Choice Awards and stole the entire show! But the cutest moment of the night came when Captain America himself, Chris Evans, lent a helpful arm to the legendary comedian on her way up to the stage. During her acceptance speech, Betty proved that she is just as funny and charming as ever, stilling winning over new fans over at 92 years old. We can’t think of a more enduring and incredible TV icon, who first began her career in television in 1939. From The Mary Tyler Moore Show to The Golden Girls and Hot In Cleveland, Betty has proven that comedy chops don’t get rusty with age. Yas, Betty!
Shout out to the forever-fly #BettyWhite our #YasGirl of the week! ❤️
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- Lauren Elizabeth Thompson
A month from now, are you even going to remember who won the Golden Globes? And should you? After all, it's not like the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the little group of entertainment journalists who give out the prizes, have loads of credibility, either as Oscar and Emmy prognosticators or as discerning film and TV critics.
But they do put on a heck of an awards show. This year's gala, the HFPA's 72nd, boasts a pair of popular and funny emcees, a glamorous gathering of TV and movie stars, a tribute to a certain Hollywood royal, and the possibility that the event's free-flowing alcohol and relaxed vibes will lead to something spontaneous and memorable happening. Oh yeah, and Sunday's proceedings will also offer a small hint at what could win at the Oscars in February. Here, then, are some things likely to catch your eye at the 2015 Golden Globes ceremony. »
- Gary Susman
6 items from 2015
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