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This was the first time in history that the National School Counselor of the Year was honored with a ceremony at the White House -- the distinction going to Cory Notestine of Colorado's Alamosa High School.
News: First Lady Michelle Obama Spoofs "Turn Down for What"
The moment was a big one for Obama, whose Reach Higher initiative inspires kids to complete education beyond high school.
"Our school counselors convince students that they have something special -- each of them -- to offer," Obama said. "They're so under-appreciated and under-funded."
Connie Britton, who played school counselor Tami Taylor on Friday Night Lights, introduced the First Lady at the event. Obama credited Britton's role as integral to getting the conversation started: "That character on TV helps awareness."
Watch the video for more! »
If you have any tissues leftover from Thursday’s Parenthood series finale, we’ve found a good use for them.
NBC has released three deleted scenes from the drama’s last two episodes, including John Corbett’s return as Seth, who surprises Sarah and Amber with a visit to see his grandson.
Also featured in the videos below: The Braverman kids roast Sarah for the men she’s dated since moving back home — who else completely forgot about the forklift guy from Tns? — and Ruby gives her dad some crucial fashion advice before he ties the knot.
One scene that »
Parenthood ended on a really sweet note this week (unless you're Craig T. Nelson), and in a series of flash-forwards, we get to see where all the characters end up. If you're a fan of Jason Katims's shows, you may have perked up at one particular scene. It's a few years in the future, and Amber has a new man in her life. Who is it? None other than Scott Porter, aka Jason Street from Friday Night Lights! As if that's not bizarre enough, Amber's ex Ryan, played by Fnl alum Matt Lauria, shows up too! In case you need to see that again, take a look below. »
Let's face it, Parenthood's series finale was absolute perfection. So perfect, in fact, that even epic scenes had to be trimmed! Four major moments that were trimmed from Parenthood's series finale have been revealed, with two of them involving Amber (Mae Whitman)! On Twitter, Parenthood executive producer Sarah Watson revealed the show originally intended to show more of surprise guest star Scott Porter, as the Friday Night Lights star was revealed to be Amber's husband in the flash-forward at the end of the episode. "Yep. Amber's future husband is Scott Porter," she captioned an adorable photo of Whitman and Porter in a ball pit together. "Sadly we had to cut their »
"May God bless and keep you always." Oh, how we wish we could keep Parenthood always. Alas, NBC's underrated-but-beloved family drama ended its six-year run on Thursday night, giving us our final hour with the Braverman family. After the tears stopped flowing (Who are we kidding? We're still crying over here!), we provided you with some insight into the series finale, straight from creator Jason Katims, including how they chose a certain Friday Night Lights star to make a surprise cameo andwhether or not there will ever be a reunion. (Yes, please!) But we also asked you to weigh in on how you felt about Parenthood's finale, whether you loved it or loathed it. And now, based on your »
Admit it, everyone has wanted to be part of the Braverman clan at some point. Not because they had it all together - because they definitely didn't. They were far from perfect and didn't always see eye to eye, but the love they shared with one another was genuinely beautiful. There wasn't a school play or family dinner that a Braverman missed. So, of course, everyone had to come together for Hank and Sarah's wedding on Thursday's series finale - even Haddie (Sarah Ramos), who hadn't been in an episode since coming out to her parents in season 5. Before the wedding, »
- Alexandra Zaslow, @alexandrazaslow
If you're having trouble seeing straight after the last five minutes of that Parenthood finale, you are not alone. It's not easy to type either, sister. So. Many. Tears!! [Spoiler Alert: Do Not Read Another Word If You Haven't Watched The Parenthood Finale Yet.] Julia and Joel and the four kids and the dang Puppy? Jason Freaking Street ending up with Amber? Max's huge smile at graduation? So well done. Here, creator Jason Katims breaks down for you fans why he chose Friday Night Lights star Scott Porter for Amber (what about Riggins?!), why Zeek's death happened how and when it did, the "poetry" of Julia and Joel and »
And so we've come to the end of "Parenthood." I published some thoughts on the series' legacy this morning, and I have a review of the series finale coming up just as soon as we put on our onion goggles... "Boy, we did good, didn't we, Camille?" -Zeek In this morning's piece, I alluded to a moment in this episode that worked me over emotionally as hard as anything a Jason Katims show ever has. Now that we're over the spoiler wall, I can say that it's the moment in the concluding montage(*) when we see Max graduate from Chambers Academy, smile wide and thrust his arms up in the air in triumph. As finale developments go — whether in the body of the episode, or in that long epilogue, which covers the next few years after Zeek's death — it wasn't particularly surprising. But Max's story had always been the "Parenthood »
- Alan Sepinwall
“It’s a big episode, and there was a lot of story to tell,” Katims said of the swan song. “We had to make several really brutal cuts in order to get the show to time, and that’s even with the network giving us some extra screen time, which was wonderful.”
Among the scenes that ended up on the cutting room floor: a sweet sequence between John Corbett’s Seth and his newborn grandson, as well as »
Tonight, and very soon, NBC's Parenthood is signing off for good, and the panic is setting in, we know, for so many of you fans. After the series finale airs, we'll have series creator Jason Katims right here at E! Online's explaining to you exactly why he did what he did. But in the meantime: This most amazing glimmer of hope for the possibilty of more Parenthood. I asked Katims if he'd consider doing some kind of Parenthood reunion in the future, and he said it's definitely more likely that Friday Night Lights, and even has a pretty Genius idea for the format. Here's what he said: "I totally would do a reunion. Look, I've been down this road »
After six seasons and just over 100 episodes, NBC’s “Parenthood” is signing off for good tonight. Executive producer Jason Katims talked about the series finale for Variety, and offered his take on the show’s legacy. “There’s some sadness, some celebration, but ultimately, an uplifting ending,” he promised.
How hard is it for you to say goodbye to the Bravermans?
It’s very hard. It’s a show that we’ve all gotten very attached to. Anytime you do a show that lasts as long as this one has, you get connected to it and become close to all the people doing it. But there’s something special about this show because the subject matter of the show is about family. That has somehow made everyone involved in doing the show even closer.
It’s unique as a family drama on TV right now. Can you imagine trying to sell it today? »
- Debra Birnbaum
The Super Bowl is this weekend, and while there will be some real-life eye candy out on the field, there's one small-screen, small-town football player that will always have our heart: Tim Riggins. Your favorite number 33, your Friday Night Lights crush Riggins has the long hair, the pensive stare, and the sexy bad-boy-but-also-sweet thing going for him, so you can't help but swoon over his every move (especially when he's shirtless during said moves). No, Taylor Kitsch's Riggins isn't perfect or anything, but there's something about his imperfections that makes him all the more lovable. Take a look at 33 very good-looking reasons you'll forever love Tim Riggins. »
Primed to be presented to foreign buyers at next week’s European Film Market in Berlin, the production is being overseen by Sierra/Affinity with plans to get the camera rolling in June. Currently, Gaghan’s Gold is set to film in a variety of locations around the globe, including New York, Thailand and New Mexico.
Based on a script from Patrick Massett and John Zinman (The Blacklist, Friday Night Lights), the director’s latest project will largely orbit around the true story of McConaughey’s Walsh, a wide-eyed prospector and hustler who pulls together some friends in order to pull of one of the most ambitious dreams he can conjure: unearthing vast amounts of buried gold deep within the Indonesian jungle.
At the time of writing, there »
- Michael Briers
Between Marvel, sitcoms, and returning favourites, Netflix is producing more and more original content, here's what we can expect in 2015...
Not happy with being the undisputable king of subscription streaming TV and films, Netflix has spent the last few years finding its footing in creating original content. It's enjoyed some big hits with the likes of House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black, but has also produced some less well-received properties such as Hemlock Grove and Arrested Development’s resurrection.
Marco Polo, the service's big budget drama following Mongolian leader Kublai Khan, was a sizeable risk for the network and one that didn't exactly lit the critical world alight (though a second season may well help with the teething problems).
Looking ahead, it seems that we’ll be seeing a new face of Netflix before the year is out. Netflix has more upcoming projects than ever before and »
You’ve officially cemented your place in pop culture when you’ve been spoofed and The Walking Dead is the target a new horror comedy called The Walking Deceased. Today, Arc Entertainment has announced that they acquired North American rights to the movie and we expect to see it infect VOD and DVD this year:
“Los Angeles (January 28, 2015) – Arc Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to the hilarious horror spoof The Walking Deceased. Directed by Scott Dow and written by Tim Ogletree, the film stars Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie, Ghost World), Joey Oglesby (Fruitvale Station, NBC’s Friday Night Lights) and Tim Ogletree (Supernatural Activity). The deal was announced today by Arc Entertainment’s Head of Acquisitions Scott Moesta.
“We are extremely excited to release this film that explores a fresh comedic perspective of iconic zombie stories that we have all come to love,” said Moesta. “Dave Sheridan and »
- Jonathan James
Matthew McConaughey‘s next drama, “Gold,” will begin production in June, and producers hope to sell foreign rights to the film directed by Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan at the European Film Market in February.
“Imitation Game” producer Teddy Schwarzman’s Black Bear Pictures announced on Wednesday that Sierra/Affinity will be representing the project at Efm, which runs concurrent to the Berlin International Film Festival.
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“Gold” is based on the real-life experience of a modern day prospector, played by McConaughey, who teams up with »
- Greg Gilman
Warning: contains Parenthood spoilers.
For those of us whose real-life parents and siblings are too geographically distant, troublesome or simply few to play a big part in our day-to-day lives, for the last five years, NBC has offered a solution. Meet surrogate TV family, the Bravermans
Residents of Berkeley, CA, the Parenthood gang enjoy the kind of close-knit family life that TV often promises, but reality - with its inconvenient travel and time demands - rarely delivers. Few of us live in houses large enough to accommodate errant daughters and teenage grandchildren, and fewer of us are located so close to our grown-up siblings that we can bring coffee and problems to their workplaces on an almost daily basis.
Who has the time to gather the entire family for regular stand-up arguments, »
A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as we decide whether we're going to flapjack or short bus the bad guys... "You see, Raylan, I've learned to think without arguing with myself." -Boyd Like the Elmore Leonard stories that inspired the series, "Justified" has a tendency to have very complicated plots, with each season featuring multiple groups of villains pursuing different agendas that frequently intersect and cause headaches for each other and Raylan Givens. The trick is to make the villains entertaining enough that we don't mind doing the mental calculations about who's after what, or waiting through the cryptic early episodes until we find out everyone's angle. When the bad guys are, for instance, Quarles and Limehouse, then it's no big deal trying to untangle that season's Gordian plot; when it's Daryl Crowe, then you start to notice how contorted things are getting. Last week's season »
- Alan Sepinwall
This week Neil Calloway looks why American Sniper is breaking box office records…
I’ve read a lot about American Sniper since it was released; about the fake plastic babies it uses instead of real children, about how Michael Moore said snipers were cowards (and then backtracked and said he liked the film), about how it might actually influence a real life murder trial, and lots about how much money it has made. I haven’t read anything suggesting why it has made so much money.
First, the facts – American Sniper had the biggest January opening of a film ever in the Us, the biggest for a drama, the biggest Thursday night R rated opening (more than double that of the previous record holder, last year’s Lone Survivor, which we’ll get back to), the biggest for a Clint Eastwood film; the list goes on. In short, it made »
- Neil Calloway
Project revolves around rising attorney whose perfectly crafted life when his long lost childhood friends threaten to expose a dark secret
NBC and “CSI” executive producer Carol Mendelsohn are going into business with each other for the drama pilot “Game of Silence.”
The pilot, which Mendelsohn (pictured) is executive producing, is about a rising attorney on the brink of success who risks losing his perfectly crafted life when his long lost childhood friends threaten to expose a dark secret from their violent past.
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- Tim Kenneally
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