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How Emma Stone Got Her Hollywood Ending

21 December 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Emma Stone's favorite place for sushi in Los Angeles is a no-frills spot in a Sunset Boulevard strip mall, tucked alongside a laser hair-removal clinic and a FedEx store. It's here, having barely taken a seat, that she starts telling me about her hiatal hernia. "I can't have spicy foods," Stone says. The issue, it turns out, is that part of her stomach protrudes "into my esophagus," which sounds gnarly but is actually pretty manageable, increased chances of acid reflux notwithstanding. "I was born with it," Stone notes cheerfully. »

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Pamela Adlon: how Louis Ck's sidekick became the star

14 September 2016 10:10 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

With Better Things, the comic has created a relentlessly hilarious portrait of a mother-of-three and jobbing actor, in which mundane frustrations are elevated to the ranks of the surreal

If you’re a fan of Louis Ck, there’s a fair chance you’ll also be a fan of Pamela Adlon. Their comic collaboration has stretched across two decades: first in Ck’s short-lived anti-sitcom Lucky Louie, where Adlon played Kim, the deadpan wife to Ck’s schlub husband, then in the dizzyingly adventurous sad-com Louie, where she was Pamela, a caustic single mum who acted as the title character’s best friend and lust object. In both shows, Adlon was the perfect comic foil for Ck: bawdy, blunt and vaguely infuriated by the modern world, not to mention very funny.

Still, as excellent as Adlon was, she was very much given second billing. Now, though, their roles have reversed. »

- Gwilym Mumford

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‘Better Things’ Review: Pamela Adlon Moves Beyond ‘Louie’ and Kicks Motherhood’s Ass

8 September 2016 11:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One’s first reaction to “Better Things” is probably a comparison, however favorable, to Louis C.K.’s now-defunct comedy “Louie.” Both shows feature unique insights into show business from funny people in the industry. Both are shot with an eye toward realism seen in the lighting, cinematography and scenarios captured. Both half-hour comedies even come from FX.

Most importantly, though, both series are heavily influenced by Pamela Adlon. Adlon, an actress turned writer, director, producer and more, is a face many will recognize from a variety of impressive projects. She’s been writing with C.K. since his HBO sitcom, “Lucky Louie,” debuted in 2006, and, indeed, all of her credited writing experience is alongside the superstar comedian. She played a big part (both onscreen and off) in shaping “Louie,” blurring the lines between how she influenced his show and how he influences hers.

But now it’s Adlon’s turn »

- Ben Travers

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‘Better Things’ Review: Pamela Adlon Moves Beyond ‘Louie’ and Kicks Motherhood’s Ass

8 September 2016 11:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

One’s first reaction to “Better Things” is probably a comparison, however favorable, to Louis C.K.’s now-defunct comedy “Louie.” Both shows feature unique insights into show business from funny people in the industry. Both are shot with an eye toward realism seen in the lighting, cinematography and scenarios captured. Both half-hour comedies even come from FX.

Most importantly, though, both series are heavily influenced by Pamela Adlon. Adlon, an actress turned writer, director, producer and more, is a face many will recognize from a variety of impressive projects. She’s been writing with C.K. since his HBO sitcom, “Lucky Louie,” debuted in 2006, and, indeed, all of her credited writing experience is alongside the superstar comedian. She played a big part (both onscreen and off) in shaping “Louie,” blurring the lines between how she influenced his show and how he influences hers.

But now it’s Adlon’s turn »

- Ben Travers

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'Better Things' star Pamela Adlon on child acting, androgyny, and Bobby Hill

8 September 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I really like Better Things, FX's new comedy starring and produced by Pamela Adlon, who was Louis C.K.'s frequent on- and off-screen collaborator on Louie. (Here's my review from yesterday.) The show is deeply autobiographical, with Adlon playing a thinly-disguised version of herself: a single mom to three daughters, and a former child actress still plugging away in show business (finding more success in voiceover work than on camera) decades later. At press tour, I sat down with Adlon to talk about how (when she was still going by Pamela Segall) she got started in the business, her early '80s androgynous period — highlighted by Willy/Milly, where she played an adolescent girl who wished to be a boy, and woke up the next morning with a penis — the transition into voice work on shows like King of the Hill, the ways that her new art imitates her old »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Interview: FX’s ‘Better Things’ Creator Pamela Adlon on Louis C.K. and Period Jokes

7 September 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Louie established Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon as a sort of dynamic duo of comedy. Bonus points if you saw them together even earlier on Lucky Louie. After five seasons of writing and producing Louie, Adlon developed her own show for FX. Better Things is her show, and C.K. still writes and produces with her. Better […]

The post Interview: FX’s ‘Better Things’ Creator Pamela Adlon on Louis C.K. and Period Jokes appeared first on /Film. »

- Fred Topel

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Pamela Adlon Talks FX Series ‘Better Things’: ‘There’s No Category for This’

9 August 2016 12:59 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Pamela Adlon has been collaborating with Louis C.K. for a decade, first co-starring in the comedian’s shortlived “Lucky Louie,” then going on to serve as a writer, consulting producer and guest star for his considerably more successful FX series “Louie.” Now, Adlon is headlining her own FX show (on which C.K. is an executive producer), and much like “Louie,” the series — which centers around Adlon’s Sam, a single, working actor raising her three daughters — often straddles the line between comedy and drama.

“I feel like everything is funny in my life, there’s a lot of funny in the darkness,” Adlon said, addressing the tone of the show. “In terms of categories, it’s like what we talked about with ‘Louie’ … I just feel like there’s really no category for this kind of thing. It’s not comedy or dramedy. It’s like the incredible feelings show.”

Executive »

- Laura Prudom

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‘Better Things’ Teaser: Pamela Adlon Takes A Unique Approach To Shopping In New FX Series — Watch

6 July 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon’s new series “Better Things” follows Sam Fox (played by Adlon), a single, working actor raising three daughters (Mikey Madison, Hannah Alligood, Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles all on her own. Along with her family, Fox also looks after her mother (Celia Imrie) who lives right across the street. Sam struggles to earn a living, raise her daughters, and find some private time along the way, all the while dealing with her complete lack of filter. Watch a promo for the series below featuring Fox shopping for pillows by using a nonstandard criteria.

Read More: ‘Better Things’ Teaser: Pamela Adlon Rings the ‘Shame’ Bell in New FX Series Co-Created by Louis Ck

Adlon is probably best known for her voice work, particularly the voice of Bobby Hill on the Mike Judge animated sitcom “King of the Hill,” for which she won an Emmy, and as »

- Vikram Murthi

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The Last Word: Louis C.K. on Fatherhood, Trump, Chris Rock's Advice

26 May 2016 9:03 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Louis C.K. kicked off his latest summer tour on May 17th, which will see the stand-up traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe before ending with a three-night run at Madison Square Garden on September 8th, 12th and 15th. The comedian recently spoke to Rolling Stone about fatherhood, The Catcher in the Rye, loving (and hating) Boston, retirement plans and — of course — Donald Trump.

What do you wish someone had told you about show business before you entered it?

I'm not sure anything anyone said would've made life easier. It's like asking, »

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TV in 2016: January to April (Part 1: New Series)

16 January 2016 6:02 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Though 2015 brought an absurd bounty of great television, not to mention the proclamation that we had entered the era of #PeakTV, there’s absolutely no reason to think that 2016 will let up. At all. In the first few months of the year alone, there are a whole host of great returning series gearing back up, as well as a wide variety of new ones. There are so many, in fact, that it took some difficulty to narrow them down to under 30. But here we are.

So please note that this is by no means a comprehensive list – for those so inclined, by all means, get excited for Legends of Tomorrow, American Crime Story, The Magicians, Lucifer, and, sure, why not, Fuller House. The list below are just a few that seemed, for one reason or another, to be especially noteworthy. (In at least one instance, “noteworthy” is not necessarily a compliment. »

- Simon Howell

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