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James Burrows, Robert Butler Selected for DGA Lifetime Achievement Award

4 December 2014 10:57 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Directors Guild of America has selected James Burrows and Robert Butler as the first recipients of a new DGA Award: the Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Television Direction.

“For those out there who’ve wondered what kind of impact a television director can have on the medium: Jim Burrows and Bob Butler provide the answers,” said DGA president Paris Barclay.

“That’s why we’re beyond thrilled to establish a new award, and to inaugurate it with two men who have had an incomparable influence over decades of precedent-setting television directing,” said Barclay.  “They’ve shaped the history of television in ways too numerous to calculate, including directing the pilots for some of the most iconic television shows ever.”

Barclay noted that Burrows will soon direct his 1,000th TV episode and cited “Taxi,” “Cheers,” “Friends,” “Will and Grace” and “The Big Bang Theory” as his key titles. »

- Dave McNary

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Make-Up Artist Rick Baker, Hair Stylist Kathryn Blondell Getting Lifetime Achievement Awards

6 November 2014 7:39 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Oscar-winning make-up artist Rick Baker (Men in Black) and Emmy and BAFTA-winning hair stylist Kathryn Blondell (The Wolf of Wall Street) will each receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards on Feb. 14 at Paramount Studios Theatre. With seven Oscars, Baker holds the record for the most Academy Award wins and nominations bestowed upon any make-up artist in history. He received Academy Awards for American Werewolf in London, Harry and the HendersonsEd WoodThe Nutty ProfessorMen in BlackHow the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Wolfman. Blondell holds an Emmy (Moonlighting), a BAFTA (The Aviator) and

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- Carolyn Giardina

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The Mysteries of Laura star Debra Messing: “Laura would never be wearing heels!”

9 September 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

She gained fame as goofy-glam decorator Grace Adler on NBC’s long-running Will & Grace, then turned earnest as lyricist Julia Houston in the network’s ill-fated Smash. Now, flame-haired funny woman Debra Messing is smashing in a role that hits closer to home. The divorced mother of preteen son Roman stars as frazzled soon-to-be-a-single-mom Detective Laura Diamond in the Peacock’s new dramedy The Mysteries of Laura, which premieres Wednesday, Sept. 17 after the America’s Got Talent finale. The series, created by Jeff Rake (Private Practice, Boston Legal), boasts a Castle-meets-Moonlighting feel, blending soapy murder mysteries with comical — and sometimes poignant … Continue reading →

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- Lori Acken

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Review: 'Masters of Sex' - 'Blackbird'

17 August 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's "Masters of Sex" coming up just as soon as my pretzels are syndicated... "Blackbird" takes us to the midpoint of season 2, and it's the first time I've felt any genuine concern about the direction Michelle Ashford and company chose for this season. I understand why the creative team decided to begin season 2 so close to the events of season 1, even though there's so much of the Masters and Johnson story to tell in the '60s and beyond. Bill and Virginia's relationship is the core of the show even more than the sex study, and to jump a year or more ahead in time after ending season 1 on Bill confessing his feelings to Virginia would have felt like a major missed opportunity to deal with that core. The problem is, we've landed in a relatively uneventful period for the duo, career-wise, and the show has had »

- Alan Sepinwall

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'Revenge of the Nerds': Curtis Armstrong on the cult hit's 30-year anniversary, rediscovering his Booger biography last year

5 May 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Thirty years have passed since Lewis, Gilbert, Poindexter, Lamar, Wormser, Takashi, and Booger banded together as Lambda Lambda Lambda and emerged victorious over their Panhellenic douche-donis tormentors from Alpha Beta.

Somewhere amid the panty raids, electric-violin pyrotechnics, drunk tricycle riding, and moon-bounce hanky-panky, Revenge of the Nerds became a rallying point for anyone who’d ever felt “laughed at and made to feel inferior,” for anyone who’d ever felt “stepped on, left out, picked on, put down.” It seems fitting that Nerds didn’t sweep any awards shows or top the annual box office (it settled in a respectable 16th place). Nonetheless, »

- Lanford Beard

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Britain's Got Talent, Hostages

19 April 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Britain's Got Talent: ITV, 7pm

The search for a star continues, as the judges Simon, Amanda, Alesha and David travel the country for more singers, dancers, performing animals, and other madcap acts. Ant and Dec present, while Stephen Mulhern hosts the aftershow Britain's Got More Talent.

The golden buzzer sits in the middle of the judges' desk, ready for this week's outstanding acts. Will anyone follow in the dancing footsteps of Paddy and Nico and make it through to the live shows?

Hostages: Channel 4, 8.05pm

The hostage drama opened with a surgeon, Ellen (Toni Collette), being ordered to kill Us President Kincaid as she operates on him. Finally in the season finale, the day of the surgery has arrived. The First Lady has realised Ellen's deception and corners her demanding the truth. Blair's squad of hired terrorists pose as secret service agents, and establish their final plans. »

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How The Latest Season of 'New Girl' Went Downhill

8 April 2014 7:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Television scientists long ago identified a particularly nefarious disorder that affects series predicated on romantic tension between its protagonists. Irritable sitcom syndrome, commonly known as "Moonlighting" disease, is a neuralgia that preys on TV shows that have chosen to settle, once and for all, the fraught issue of "will they or won’t they?" The disease is named after “Moonlighting,” the charming comic detective series whose prickly heat stemmed from the love-hate relationship between Cybill Shepherd’s Maddie and Bruce Willis’ David, and rapidly cooled once the two bickering partners became a couple. Given the circumstances, it would only be too easy to identify Fox’s “New Girl” as having come down with an inoperable case of “Moonlighting” disease and rest assured of our diagnosis. After all, the first two seasons of the show had toyed with the prospect of a relationship between Zooey Deschanel’s Jess and Jake Johnson’s Nick, »

- Saul Austerlitz

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How The Latest Season of 'New Girl' Went Downhill

8 April 2014 7:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Television scientists long ago identified a particularly nefarious disorder that affects series predicated on romantic tension between its protagonists. Irritable sitcom syndrome, commonly known as "Moonlighting" disease, is a neuralgia that preys on TV shows that have chosen to settle, once and for all, the fraught issue of "will they or won’t they?" The disease is named after “Moonlighting,” the charming comic detective series whose prickly heat stemmed from the love-hate relationship between Cybill Shepherd’s Maddie and Bruce Willis’ David, and rapidly cooled once the two bickering partners became a couple. Given the circumstances, it would only be too easy to identify Fox’s “New Girl” as having come down with an inoperable case of “Moonlighting” disease and rest assured of our diagnosis. After all, the first two seasons of the show had toyed with the prospect of a relationship between Zooey Deschanel’s Jess and Jake Johnson’s Nick, »

- Saul Austerlitz

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Moonlighting box set review

3 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis are a witty, sparky, properly grown-up twosome in a sublimely funny private eye spoof

Are they the best TV couple of all time? From the mid to the late 1980s, the world looked on in delight as Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis fought, made up, fought some more, had amusingly rambling conversations, and then fell in love, sort of, while solving mysteries along the way.

Shepherd plays uptight ex-model Maddie Hayes, who owns the Blue Moon detective agency. Willis is David Addison, the charming stumblebum who runs it for her. With its snappy repartee, its playful riffs on private eye cliches and its couple who love to hate to love each other, Moonlighting harks back to Hollywood's golden age, the era of film noir and screwball comedies. And yet, ironically, it was to prove hugely influential on the future of TV. »

- Darragh McManus

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Sexy Man Sing-Off! Divergent's Theo James & 8 More Actor-Crooners

26 March 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

What's the only thing hotter than a hot guy? A hot guy who can sing, of course! That's why the Internet has swooned at old footage of Divergent star Theo James performing with his now-defunct rock band Shere Khan. It turns out, besides looking like an evolutionary blend of James Franco and Johnathon Schaech, the dude has some pipes; when he sings James has a broody, José Gonzales thing going on. But the smoldering Briton isn't the only sexy thespian with musical ambitions. Below, a tour of the hot actors who would also like to be known as hot singers. »

- Nate Jones

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Castle season 6 episode 18 review: The Way Of The Ninja

24 March 2014 12:44 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Review Laura Akers 24 Mar 2014 - 06:42

One or two frustrations stop this week's Ninja-themed Castle from being the entertaining romp it should have been...

This review contains spoilers.

6.18 The Way Of The Ninja

Normally, I think I would have enjoyed The Way of the Ninja. It is, after all, one of the most entertaining kinds of Castle stories: a case where many of the facts seem to actively support Castle’s weekly far-fetched theory to an uncomfortable degree and thus provides the writer with unnecessary encouragement for his wild imagination. Castle and ninjas should be an irresistible combo.

However, there are two recently recurring tropes that are wearing a bit thin and this episode used both of them, neither to good effect.

When Perlmutter first appeared on Castle, back in the second season, he was a universally prickly personality—content to pass on what he knew in a way that tended toward the dismissive. »

- louisamellor

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Top 10 TV Actors to Movie Stars

17 March 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Yeah, bitch! Having charmed millions as tragic and naïve drug dealer Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul takes the wheel for his first leading role in Need for Speed this week.

As the video game adaptation speeds onto screens nationwide, we’ve taken a look at 10 stars who made the jump for small screen stardom to cinematic success (in alphabetical order).

Jennifer Aniston

As much as you might guiltily enjoy Matthew Perry romcom Fools Rush In, it’s hard to deny that Aniston’s the only Friends alumnus to find real big-screen fame. Sure, her filmography largely comprises mediocre romcoms, supporting roles in male comics’ vehicles or, latterly, sexbomb performances, but almost all of her movies are profitable, with five earning over $200m. Audiences just love Jen.

George Clooney

On-set prankster, former pig owner and now one of Hollywood’s most respected actors and filmmakers – the only person to »

- Lewis Bazley

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Looking back at The Wonder Years

12 February 2014 11:39 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Carley Tauchert 13 Feb 2014 - 07:00

Now that it's finally coming to DVD, Carley continues her classic kids' TV look back with The Wonder Years...

“Things never turn out exactly the way you planned. I know they didn't with me. Still, like my father used to say, 'Traffic's traffic, you go where life takes you' and growing up happens in a heartbeat… And the thing is, after all these years I still look back in wonder.”

1988 saw the first Bush (George H. W to be precise) take power in America, three of the top ten movies of the year were laugh out loud comedies (Coming to America, Twins and The Naked Gun) and Roger Rabbit was being framed by a pretty scary Judge Doom.

Right at the beginning of the year ABC piloted a new series that would not only capture the hearts of the American viewing public »

- louisamellor

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HBO Orders Tim Robbins And Jack Black To The Brink

12 February 2014 4:15 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Having commissioned the pilot episode of The Brink – a half-hour dark political comedy – last year, HBO has now ordered the show to series, with Tim Robbins and Jack Black heading the cast.

The show centres around the main players caught in a geo-political crisis. Tim Robbins plays the Us Secretary of State, Walter Hollander, who has little patience for war-mongers, while Jack Black plays Alex Coppins – a Foreign Service Officer dealing with the crisis in the field. A third main role – that of a Navy fighter pilot – has yet to be cast, although the wider cast list includes Aasif Mandvi and Meera Syal. The pilot was written by brothers Roberto and Kim Benabib – Roberto having previously worked on Ally McBeal and Weeds. Both will also serve as executive producers, alongside stars Black and Robbins, Jerry Weintraub (Behind The Candelabra) and Jay Roach (The Austin Powers franchise, The Campaign), who also directed the pilot. »

- Sarah Myles

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“American Horror Story” Finds the Supreme, Miley Cyrus Goes “Unplugged”

29 January 2014 4:33 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

News

NBC may have cancelled Sean Saves the World but it is already working on another Glbt-inclusive program. The network is developing a comedy from out 2 Broke Girls writer Liz Feldman called One Big Happy. The series is about a lesbian and her straight male best friend who decide to have a baby together, only to have things complicated when he meets the love of his life. The project is co-produced by Ellen DeGeneres.

NBC has also ordered a comedy pilot that teams up Happy Endings creator David Caspe with his fiance Casey Wilson (who played Penny). Marry Me follows a couple who have been together for a long time but are surprised to see their relationship dynamic change after getting engaged.

TV Guide reports that the great Eileen Davidson will be returning to Days of Our Lives for a “powerful” story arc as the greatest soap villainess not named Sheila or Solita. »

- Lyle Masaki

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Watch James Avery Talk About Voicing Shredder in the Ninja Turtles Cartoon

2 January 2014 8:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

As pop-culture obsessives and children of the 1990s mourn the passing of James Avery, aka Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, it's important to remember that Avery was the soul of another iconic '90s character. He was the voice of Shredder on the animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, and we can never, ever forget that. Avery should have won The Sixth Man award for '80s television (an award we just made up). He guested on a wide swath of the decade's most iconic TV shows, including Webster, The Dukes of Hazzard, St. Elsewhere, Moonlighting, L.A. Law, »

- Alex Heigl

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