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Larry David on 'SNL': 3 Sketches You Have to See

Larry David on 'SNL': 3 Sketches You Have to See
Back when Larry David was a writer for Saturday Night Live, you could charitably describe the relationship between the two entities as oil and water. But over the last few years, that's turned into more of a peanut butter and jelly situation, with David's breakout performance as Bernie Sanders producing a lot of positive buzz for both sides.

While his first time hosting in 2016 produced a solid show, the second time here unfortunately wasn't as strong. The first half-hour was in fact almost shockingly bad, with nothing going the show's
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Feature film casting call for young Seth Rogan in ‘Flarsky’

The feature film “Flarsky” is seeking a young actor for a principal acting role playing a “Young Seth Rogan”. This will work on November 21, 2017 in Montreal, Canada. Aside from Primetime Emmy Award nominee Seth Rogen, the film also stars Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, and Image Award winner O’Shea Jackson Jr. Rogan and [...]
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Nicole Kidman Reveals Why Winning 2 Emmys Was More Meaningful Than Earning an Oscar

Nicole Kidman Reveals Why Winning 2 Emmys Was More Meaningful Than Earning an Oscar
Nicole Kidman is very proud of her recent accomplishments.

The 50-year old actress stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Wednesday, where she revealed how her two Emmy wins at this year’s 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in September had a much more profound meaning than when she won her Oscar for Best Actress in 2003.

"I was so glad to win the two Emmys, because I have [two] daughters," Kidman said to Colbert. "It was amazing to take home two and go, 'You get one each.'"

Related: Nicole Kidman on How Husband Keith Urban Keeps Her Emotionally Safe

Kidman goes on to explain that when she won her Academy Award for her role in The Hours she was going through a tough time in her personal life.

"When I won my Oscar, I was not in a great place in my life. I didn't have a partner to share it with," she said. At the
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Four Mother-Daughter Movies Could Dominate Awards Season

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Four Mother-Daughter Movies Could Dominate Awards Season
Mother-daughter relationships have always been the stuff of great drama. And the Oscars are no exception. Three decades ago the “Moonstruck” acting duo Olympia Dukakis and Cher both won gold for playing a strong-willed New York Italian mother and her feisty daughter. Six years later, as a mute Scottish teacher and her de facto interpreter in New Zealand, Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin repeated that twofer triumph with Jane Campion’s “The Piano.”

Onscreen mother-daughter conflict has resulted in other dual Academy Award nominations: selfless Barbara Stanwyck tricked Anne Shirley into marrying rich in tearjerker “Stella Dallas” (1937); Meryl Streep’s big mouth inspired a rebellious Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County” (2013); Piper Laurie was literally crucified by Sissy Spacek in “Carrie” (1976). At the start of this decade, Mo’Nique won an Oscar portraying the sexually abusive parent of fellow “Precious” nominee Gabourey Sidibe. Back in 1984, both Shirley MacLaine and
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Amazing Stories Reboot Moves to Apple

Amazing Stories Reboot Moves to Apple
Apple’s original programming division is putting some Amazing plans into motion.

PhotosYour Guide to TV’s 150+ Reboots and Revivals: American Idol, Roseanne, Psych, The Jetsons and More

The company is closing in on a deal for a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, which earned multiple Primetime Emmy Awards during its original run on NBC from 1985 to 1987, our sister site Deadline reports. Initially set up at NBC in 2015, the reboot comes from writer Bryan Fuller (American Gods), who is executive-producing along with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey from Spielberg’s Amblin TV.

Amazing Stories was an anthology series
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Flashback: 'The Ben Stiller Show' Turns 25! Why the Actor Laughed at Winning an Emmy for the Series

Flashback: 'The Ben Stiller Show' Turns 25! Why the Actor Laughed at Winning an Emmy for the Series
On Sept. 27, 1992, The Ben Stiller Show premiered on Fox, showcasing the titular star’s now well-known talent for emulating celebrities and crafting original characters. The sketch comedy series was abruptly canceled before its first season finished airing, but almost a year after it debuted, the show won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program.

“We had no idea,” Stiller told Et backstage at the 45th Primetime Emmy Awards. Apparently, none of the show’s writers had attended the ceremony with the notion they might beat out comedy institutions such as Saturday Night Live and Late Night with David Letterman. At some point leading up to the night, Stiller thought maybe he should put together a few words, just in case. “And then at the last minute, I thought, You know, I'm not gonna prepare a speech, because I'll feel like such a jerk when I don't win.”

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What Would You Do?: Summer 2017 Ratings

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John Quiñones is back with another season of his What Would You Do? TV show. Although the investigative series first began as part of ABC's Primetime newsmagazine, and was first known as Primetime: What Would You Do?, it has dropped that banner within the past few years. In 2016, the ratings dropped off, significantly. Will the audience return for the newest installment? Will What Would You Do? be cancelled or renewed for another season? Stay tuned. Hosted by Quiñones, What Would You Do? explores how people react to strangers in uncomfortable circumstances. With hidden cameras at the ready, actors play out various scenarios, in front of unwitting bystanders. The ABC TV series seeks to discover how and when people feel they must intervene and when and why they choose to mind their own business. Quiñones reports about how they made their decisions. Scenarios include
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Stephen Colbert Reacts to Trump’s ‘Worst Ever’ Emmy Ratings Diss

Stephen Colbert Reacts to Trump’s ‘Worst Ever’ Emmy Ratings Diss
Stephen Colbert began the “Late Show” on Wednesday by praising Donald Trump’s response to recent natural disasters in Mexico City and Puerto Rico, before calling out the president for weighing in on Emmy ratings.

“That was a strong and presidential response,” Colbert said in regards to Trump’s recent tweets. “That lasted for about 18 minutes — because then he tweeted about something that truly seemed to upset him.”

Colbert then recited Trump’s tweet from Tuesday, which reads: “I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night — the worst ever. Smartest people of them all are the ‘Deplorables.'”

I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night – the worst ever. Smartest people of them all are the "Deplorables."

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2017

“Now wait a second; that can’t be right. I swear I heard somebody say at the Emmys that they were
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Donald Trump ‘saddened’ by low Emmy ratings, and also by how sour those grapes are

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The leader of the free world just couldn’t resist getting his two cents in about the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards. Donald Trump, not long after threatening to annihilate North Korea (again) at the United Nations, took time out of his evening to bemoan the sorry state of Hollywood. The Emmys had some of their lowest […]
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Trump Says He Was ‘Saddened’ By ‘Worst Ever’ Emmy Ratings

Trump Says He Was ‘Saddened’ By ‘Worst Ever’ Emmy Ratings
Washington — President Donald Trump has weighed in on the Emmys, which were heavy on humor and swipes at his expense.

“I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night – the worst ever. Smartest people of them all are the ‘Deplorables,'” he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night, two days after Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards telecast. The President is in New York, staying at Trump Tower, during the United Nations General Assembly.

I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night – the worst ever. Smartest people of them all are the "Deplorables."

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2017

The Emmys, broadcast by CBS, were about on par with last year’s ceremony in terms of total viewers. Sunday’s awards ceremony averaged 11.4 million viewers, compared to 2016’s 11.3 million, its lowest ever. The telecast also averaged a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49, dropping below last year’s
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Will Once Again Air Live This Year On The West Coast

‘Saturday Night Live’ Will Once Again Air Live This Year On The West Coast
Live across the country, it’s “Saturday Night”! After NBC experimented last year with finally airing “Saturday Night Live” live across the country — meaning it aired in primetime in the Pacific time zone — the Peacock appears to be making the move permanent.

Like last spring’s final four episodes, “Saturday Night Live” will air at 8:30 p.m. Pt, live with its 11:30 p.m. Et telecast, and then be rebroadcast again later that night at 11:30 p.m. Pt. The news also allows the show to air at 9:30pm in the Mountain time zone. The 43rd season of “SNL” will premiere on September 30 with host Ryan Gosling and musical guest Jay-z.

The announcement comes after “Saturday Night Live’s” huge Emmy haul on Sunday night. Between the Primetime Emmys and the Creative Arts Emmys, “SNL” picked up eight wins this year, more than any other program.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Will Once Again Air Live This Year On The West Coast

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Will Once Again Air Live This Year On The West Coast
Live across the country, it’s “Saturday Night”! After NBC experimented last year with finally airing “Saturday Night Live” live across the country — meaning it aired in primetime in the Pacific time zone — the Peacock appears to be making the move permanent.

Like last spring’s final four episodes, “Saturday Night Live” will air at 8:30 p.m. Pt, live with its 11:30 p.m. Et telecast, and then be rebroadcast again later that night at 11:30 p.m. Pt. The news also allows the show to air at 9:30pm in the Mountain time zone. The 43rd season of “SNL” will premiere on September 30 with host Ryan Gosling and musical guest Jay-z.

The announcement comes after “Saturday Night Live’s” huge Emmy haul on Sunday night. Between the Primetime Emmys and the Creative Arts Emmys, “SNL” picked up eight wins this year, more than any other program.

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Kellyanne Conway Slams Emmys, Says Kate McKinnon Probably Had ‘More Fun Playing Me’

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Kellyanne Conway was not a fan of Sunday’s 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards broadcast.

Speaking to Fox News’ Fox & Friends on Monday morning, Conway criticized the “sameness” of the ceremony, which featured numerous attacks on President Donald Trump.

“They got plucked and polished and waxed and some of them didn’t eat for two months, and all for what? To sound the same? They have the right to speak but … if you’re an American and you’re tuning in to watch your favorite actors and actresses and shows — and I used to do it routinely as a kid.
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Emmys 2017 Winners and Losers: Donald Glover, Laura Dern, and Women’s Stories All Dominated

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Emmys 2017 Winners and Losers: Donald Glover, Laura Dern, and Women’s Stories All Dominated
Lots of statues were handed out during the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, a night filled with big triumphs and only a few major disappointments. It was an exciting night for diversity, an exciting night for women in front of the camera as well as behind the scenes, and an exciting night for fans of Donald Glover. Below are some of the notable winners and losers from the evening, including one cameo that didn’t do anyone any favors.

Winner: “Veep”

People were unsure how the frequent Emmy powerhouse might perform, since the news about it ending with Season 7 came out after nominations voting had closed. The answer: as well as usual, with star Julia Louis-Drefyus breaking records for with her historic sixth win for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy.

Loser: Sean Spicer

His cameo during Stephen Colbert’s opening monologue only highlighted how brutal Melissa McCarthy’s Emmy-winning
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The Emmys' Best & Worst Moments: Kimmy Schmidt Meets Westworld, Colbert's 'Spicey' Surprise and More

The Emmys' Best & Worst Moments: Kimmy Schmidt Meets Westworld, Colbert's 'Spicey' Surprise and More
Stephen Colbert might not have won anything at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, but he did manage to preside over a ceremony that we won’t soon forget.

The annual celebration of TV aired Sunday night on CBS, and as expected, Colbert split his time between lampooning 2017’s nominees (even stripping down for a rather spot-on Westworld parody!) and chastising President Donald Trump (with the unlikeliest of assists from ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer).

The ceremony, held at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, brought together some of TV’s best and winningest stars for countless teary thank-yous, unforgettable acceptance speeches
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Stephen Colbert's Hits & Misses: 2017 Emmys Host Gets Naked, Takes on Trump & Pokes Fun at the Pomp in a Show Meant for a Certain Crowd

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Stephen Colbert's Hits & Misses: 2017 Emmys Host Gets Naked, Takes on Trump & Pokes Fun at the Pomp in a Show Meant for a Certain Crowd
Who else besides Stephen Colbert would've been the right choice to host the 2017 Emmys? Even before the Late Show host surged to the top of the late-night talk ratings, fueled by his unabashed take-downs of whatever it was the Trump administration had got up to that day, the Academy and CBS had handed him the keys to TV's biggest night and told him to get ready to drive. Colbert couldn't even accept the honor without taking a dig at President Donald Trump's inflated inauguration day crowd estimate—nor could he kick off the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards without acknowledging the elephant in the room, "the biggest TV star of the last year," as he put it...
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Emmys: Wins by Program and Network

NBC's politically themed Saturday Night Live season scored big Sunday night at the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. 

The series took home wins for variety sketch series (its third overall in the category), supporting actor for Alec Baldwin for his role as President Donald Trump and supporting actress for Kate McKinnon, who portrayed Hillary Clinton, among others, in season 43 of the Lorne Michaels-created show. 

HBO miniseries Big Little Lies tied for second with Hulu breakout The Handmaid's Tale, with the former scoring wins for best limited series as well as for stars Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Alexander...
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Breaks the Emmy Awards Streaming Barrier, One of Several Records Shattered This Year

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Breaks the Emmy Awards Streaming Barrier, One of Several Records Shattered This Year
The streaming TV biz passed the ultimate Emmy threshold on Sunday night, as Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” made history.

“Handmaid’s Tale” picked up the win for outstanding drama series, which represents the first time a streaming service had one won of the top Emmy series prizes. It was just four years ago, in 2013, that Netflix became the first streaming platform to win an Emmy, as “House of Cards” picked up a handful of victories.

“Streaming has arrived, and we’re here to say what a wonderful journey,” said “Handmaid’s Tale” executive producer Warren Littlefield. Added exec producer Bruce Miller: “The way Hulu handled our show, they were bold and behind us and committed to making something interesting.”

The fact that Hulu was the first to land a top Emmy series prize, rather than Netflix, is a bit surprising, as Netflix came into this year’s
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Donald Glover Jokingly Thanks Trump After Winning Lead Actor in a Comedy Emmy

Donald Glover Jokingly Thanks Trump After Winning Lead Actor in a Comedy Emmy
Donald Glover won the comedy lead actor trophy for his role on “Atlanta” at the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

He also pulled a rare auteur coup in winning the Emmy for comedy series directing as well. The win for directing marked an Emmy milestone as he became the first African-American to win in the category.

In the process of making his speech Sunday night, Glover jokingly give a shoutout to President Donald Trump… for an unconventional reason.

“I want to thank Trump for making black people number one on the most-oppressed list,” he said. “He’s probably the reason I’m up here.”

Glover also thanked his parents, FX, and his wife. “I’m so happy, wow,” he gushed onstage. “Thank you guys so much.”

After winning the Golden Globe for comedy actor earlier this year for his work as Earn on the FX comedy he co-created, Glover
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Trump Helps Catapult Saturday Night Live to Emmys Success

No one is more thankful for a Donald Trump presidency than Saturday Night Live after its slew of Primetime Emmy wins.

The sketch show now has a total of 66 Emmy trophies after this year's six trophies. Kate McKinnon broke the show's major acting category curse last year, but a tumultuous year of

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