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Emmy episode analysis: Bob Odenkirk (‘Better Call Saul’) picks up garbage and cries over ‘Expenses’

9 August 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Bob Odenkirk reaped his third consecutive Emmy nomination as Best Drama Actor for playing attorney Jimmy McGill in AMC’s “Better Call Saul.” He’s also competing for the third time as a producer on the series. The actor already has two prizes for Best Variety Series Writing (“Saturday Night Live” in 1989 and “The Ben Stiller Show” […] »

- Zach Laws

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‘In the Envelope’ Podcast Episode 9: Bob Odenkirk

8 August 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

“In the Envelope: An Awards Podcast” features interviews with award-winning actors and other creatives. Join host and Awards Editor Jack Smart for a front row seat to the industry’s biggest awards races! Brought to you by HBO. Breaking: It would be Bad if you miss this installment of Backstage’s podcast, and Better if you tune in right away! Bob Odenkirk, the renowned writer, producer, and actor, and star of AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan’s sequel to “Breaking Bad,” joined us to shed light on his many successes. A 12-time Emmy nominee and one-time winner (MTV’s “The Ben Stiller Show” for variety show writing in 1992), the Illinois native went from beloved sketch comedy creator-performer (“Mr. Show with Bob and David” alongside David Cross, plus its recent Netflix follow up “W/ Bob & David”) to admired dramatic actor with his memorable introduction in the “Breaking Bad” universe. »

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Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn Suit Up Again in Dodgeball Reunion Video

14 June 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Over the years, there have been dozens of sports movies pitting the lovable underdogs against the seemingly unbeatable elites — it’s a classic American story. But none were perhaps as big of a surprise hit as 2004’s Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, the film starred Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller as, respectively, the underdog owner of failing gym Average Joe’s and the elite fitness guru trying to push the facility out of business. Backed by a wide and deep cast that also featured Justin Long as a male cheerleader, Alan Tudyk as a 24-7 pirate cosplayer, »

- Christian Holub

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Adam West, TV’s Batman, Dead at 88 After Battle with Leukemia

10 June 2017 8:41 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Adam West, the actor known for playing the title role in the 1960s television series Batman, died Friday after a short battle with leukemia, his family confirmed to Variety, the Hollywood Reporter and the BBC. He was 88.

“Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero,” his family said in a statement.

The actor is best remembered for his turn as Gotham’s Caped Crusader — though his career spanned six decades of film, stage and voice work.

Born William West Anderson on Sept. »

- Lanford Beard

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Flashback: A Random 78 Minutes of MTV From June 1982

7 June 2017 8:24 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A little under a year ago we got tremendously excited when we learned that VH1 Classic was going to be reborn as MTV Classic. Visions of Remote Control marathons filled our heads along with the chance to finally see if lost classics like The State, The Ben Stiller Show, The Tom Green Show and The Andy Milonakis Show lived up to our memories. The MTV vault was overflowing with half-forgotten gems and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to see them again.

The first sign of trouble came when they »

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Bob Odenkirk Recalls His First Emmy Win

31 May 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

These days Bob Odenkirk is best known for his Emmy nominated work as the star of the acclaimed “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul.” But Odenkirk’s first brush with Emmy came thanks to his career in comedy writing. In his second season on staff at “Saturday Night Live,” Odenkirk was part of a crew including Conan O’Brien, Mike Myers and Al Franken who went home with Emmy gold.

What do you remember about your first Emmy experience?

We were all so young. I rented a tuxedo because I didn’t own one. I didn’t see why I would ever need to own a tuxedo in my life. Now I have four. I don’t think I need four, but whatever I have them. It was comical to all of us. It was a weird mix of an honor, and a joke. We just felt like such interlopers in the actual business. We »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Janeane Garofalo to Make Broadway Debut in “Marvin’s Room”

29 March 2017 11:02 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Janeane Garofalo in “Love Hurts

Janeane Garofalo is set to make her Broadway debut. The two-time Emmy-nominated actress and stand-up comedian will star in Roundabout Theater Company’s “Marvin’s Room,” The New York Times reports. She’ll take the stage this summer. The production will be directed by Anne Kauffman, who is also making her Broadway debut.

The play, which originally ran Off Broadway in 1991, “follows the uneasy reunion between two estranged sisters, one of whom has leukemia,” the source details. A film adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert De Niro was released in 1997. Streep received a Golden Globe nod and Keaton an Oscar nomination for playing sisters Lee and Bessie, respectively. Garofalo will be portraying Lee, and Lili Taylor (“American Crime”) will take on the role of Bessie, who needs a bone marrow transplant and asks Lee for help.

Garofalo’s film and TV career spans nearly 30 years, with credits including “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “24,” “The West Wing,” “200 Cigarettes,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Reality Bites,” and “The Ben Stiller Show.” She received two Emmy nominations for her role in “The Larry Sanders Show.” In 2012, Garofalo starred in “Russian Transport” Off Broadway.

“With more channels and more media outlets comes the ability of more people to work than when there were only three channels. But there are still rules for mainstream films, music, and TV. That’s the nature of it, that the ladies be attractive, young. The men have more leeway, they can look many ways,” Garofalo has observed. “If you want to see middle-aged women and older: British television. They’re very good about people looking many different ways.”

Both Garofalo and Taylor are 50-plus years old.

Kauffman’s previous directing credits include Off Broadway productions of “The Thugs,” “Belleville,” and “Smokefall.”

Previews for “Marvin’s Room” kick off June 8 and the play will officially open June 29 at the American Airlines Theater.

Janeane Garofalo to Make Broadway Debut in “Marvin’s Room” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Exclusive: How Judd Apatow Has Cultivated Success on TV

27 February 2017 7:50 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Judd Apatow is no stranger to success -- or the work it takes to get to where he’s at today.

After getting his start on TV as a co-creator and co-producer of The Ben Stiller Show and, later, honing his craft as a writer on The Larry Sanders Show, he wrote and produced Freaks and Geeks as well as creating Undeclared. Though they only lasted one season each, both shows would go on to become cult classics while Apatow largely shifted his focus to film. It was there he found box office success with Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, followed by an era of bromantic comedies with The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Superbad.

“I didn’t really plan to do TV,” Apatow tells Et on a snowy day in January -- the first of two conversations that coincidentally happened on snow-filled days during a surprisingly mild winter in New York City. While excited »

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Exclusive: How Judd Apatow Has Cultivated Success on TV

27 February 2017 7:50 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Judd Apatow is no stranger to success -- or the work it takes to get to where he’s at today.

After getting his start on TV as a co-creator and co-producer of The Ben Stiller Show and, later, honing his craft as a writer on The Larry Sanders Show, he wrote and produced Freaks and Geeks as well as creating Undeclared. Though they only lasted one season each, both shows would go on to become cult classics while Apatow largely shifted his focus to film. It was there he found box office success with Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, followed by an era of bromantic comedies with The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Superbad.

“I didn’t really plan to do TV,” Apatow tells Et on a snowy day in January -- the first of two conversations that coincidentally happened on snow-filled days during a surprisingly mild winter in New York City. While excited »

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Flashback: Bob Odenkirk Plays Charles Manson as Lassie-esque Companion

9 January 2017 8:37 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Charles Manson's place in pop culture was already well established by the early 1990s, with the provocative, baiting convict portrayed in film and television as a serious criminal ringleader. But Bob Odenkirk, who would later find success on Mr. Show, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, created the most singular performance of the cult leader in 1992, turning the deranged criminal into man's best f(r)iend on the revered, short-lived The Ben Stiller Show.

Simply titled "Manson," the skit finds a long-haired, bearded Odenkirk in a 1950s Lassie-styled TV show wildly gesticulating, »

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