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“The Office” star Ellie Kemper shared inside dirt about her early acting classes with Jon Hamm — and her classmates’ crushes on the “Mad Men” actor. But that was only a prelude to talk of another screen idol, and a rollicking game of “F—, Marry, Kill” built around Leonardo DiCaprio. Also read: NBC Orders 13 Episodes of Comedy From ’30 Rock’ Duo Fey and Carlock For it’s “Gabbin’ Like Gals,” segment, “The Pete Holmes Show” asked Kemper, star of Tina Fey’s new NBC sitcom, about which DiCaprio characters she would have sex with, marry, or murder. His “Django Unchained” character fares surprisingly. »
- Tim Molloy
After starring in the much-acclaimed Freaks and Geeks years ago, Linda Cardellini dropped off the radar for a little while. But since then, she’s had roles on ER and most recently Mad Men, where she played Don Draper’s married neighbor who he naturally had an affair with. Now, Cardellini’s next gig will be stopping by [&hellip
Linda Cardellini Joins New Girl as Jess’s Sister »
First rumored during the summer, Cardellini's casting has brought out a few more details about the previously unseen Day sister. Abby is described as something of a troublemaker, and (according to TVGuide.com) Jess (Zooey Deschanel) is going to have to bail the young woman out of a big predicament.
Yes, Jess is the sensible one of the two siblings. That's a scary thought, isn't it?
Cardellini will recur over an unspecified number of "New Girl" Season 3 episodes, with the first one scheduled to air in February. She will then join the rest of the all-star Day clan: Rob Reiner has recurred as Jess' father, while Jamie Lee Curtis guest-starred as Jess Day's mom in the Season 2 Thanksgiving episode.
While recently seen playing Don Draper's neighbor/mistress on "Mad Men, »
Linda Cardellini is going to play a bad girl on New Girl. The Freaks and Geeks vet — who received an Emmy nomination for her role last season on Mad Men — has taken a recurring role as Abby, the out-of-control sister of Jess (Zooey Deschanel), Fox has confirmed.
Abby is described as “the wild-child sister who brings a real Springer energy to every situation,” and Jess tries to bail her out of jail while keeping her from meeting Nick (Jake Johnson). The first of Cardellini’s episodes is slated to air in February. Jamie Lee Curtis, who plays Jess’ mother, also will resurface in this installment. »
- Dan Snierson
Who's that girl? It's Jess' sister! Though her real-life sister and Bones star Emily Deschanel is on the same network, Mad Men star Linda Cardellini has been tapped to play Zooey Deschanel's sister on New Girl, E! News has confirmed. Cardellini will take on the recurring role of Abby, Jess' wild-child sibling, and will begin filming on the hit Fox sitcom this week. The actress, who is also known for her work on Freaks and Geeks and ER in addition to her Emmy-nominated turn as Don's (Jon Hamm) neighbor-turned-mistress on Mad Men, will first appear in February. Abby isn't the first family member of Jess' viewers have met: Rob Reiner and Jamie Lee Curtis have appeared as her »
It’s not Emily Deschanel, but this will do very nicely.
New Girl resumes its third season on Tuesday, Jan. 7.
- Michael Ausiello
Linda Cardellini has booked her TV follow-up to Mad Men. After a season of unsuccessful philandering with Don Draper, the actress is set to join New Girl for multiple episodes in the new year. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the Freaks and Geeks alum has been cast to play Jess' (Zooey Deschanel) wild sister, Abby, in a recurring status. The episode count is not yet confirmed, but her first appearance is tentatively slated for February. Story: Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner Returning to 'New Girl' Abby is not the first member of Jess' family to appear on New
- Michael O'Connell
The long-developing film remake of Broadway classic "Guys and Dolls" gained some momentum this week from a surprising source: Deadline reports that it just landed "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" screenwriter Danny Strong to script the project.
Strong is a bit of a hot commodity in Hollywood lately, thanks to his scripts for films like "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "The Lost Symbol," and both parts of the upcoming "Mockingjay" adaptation. He won two Emmys for writing and producing 2012 miniseries "Game Change," and has also acted in a number of films and TV shows including "Mad Men," "Gilmore Girls," and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
Now that Strong is on board, "Guys and Dolls" will hopefully, finally pick up steam. The show debuted on Broadway in 1950, where it won the Tony for Best Musical; it was first adapted for the big screen in 1955, starring Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando. An update was in the works several years ago, »
- Katie Roberts
Richard Curtis, writer and director
This film is my Pulp Fiction. I love multiple storylines, but I soon realised how tricky they are. At first, we had 14 different love stories, but the result was too long, so four ended up going, including two we'd actually shot. One was based on a poster in Alan Rickman's office of two women in Africa. The camera actually went into the poster and heard them talking about their daughters' love lives. Another involved Emma Thompson's son getting into trouble at school and the camera following the harsh headmistress home.
We thought we had a good mix of people who were quite famous and those who weren't. Funny how unbalanced it all looks today, »
- Bill Nighy, Kate Abbott
Interview Ryan Lambie 17 Dec 2013 - 06:44
"They're nightmare people to work with," director Adam McKay says of the characters in Anchorman and this year's Anchorman 2. "They can't deal with change. They're sexist, they're classist, they're racist, they're ignorant, and they're supremely confident..."
It's all true. And yet, somehow, pompous news anchor Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and his utterly inept news team, as played by Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner, remain among the most memorable comic creations of the past 10 years, with their deep and often dreadful flaws masking an underlying sweetness and childlike view of the world.
Homeland, Season 3: Episode 12 – “The Star”
Written by Alex Gansa and Meredith Stieham
Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter
Returns to Showtime in 2014
Here’s something that will probably not happen: viewers’ opinions of Homeland‘s third season will change in the coming weeks and months, becoming a little more positive in retrospect instead of being a barrage of vitriol. You probably won’t see this series very high on critics’ end-of-the-year lists if you see it in on those lists at all. And despite those lists being weird exercises in the first place, there’s something about the last third of this season that really works and deserves some kind of recognition in its own right. I, too, wouldn’t stick this on my personal top ten list of 2013 – there’s just too much good television – but the Homeland writers really handled the conclusion of Brody’s story with grace »
- Sean Colletti
Jane Campion's unsettling six-parter told a dark story, but there was humour inside its bleak heart, and the cast was simply outstanding
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This was the year in which the small screen became truly big. As well as indulging its cinematic ambitions in beautiful, vast shows such as Breaking Bad and Utopia, 2013 saw directors of films come running to television, attracted by the languorous pacing and scope. Sean Durkin made Southcliffe for Channel 4. The Coen brothers signed up to make a mini-series of Fargo. Jodie Foster turned her hand to Netflix hit Orange is the New Black. And Jane Campion, the director of The Piano, made the gorgeous Top of the Lake.
This strange, grim six-parter was a co-production between the BBC, Australia's UKTV and the Sundance Channel, and it told a dark story with increasing devastation. »
- Rebecca Nicholson
When Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took over Entertainment Weekly for this week’s issue, they made sure to slip in a little self-promotion (what did you expect from those broads?). Aside from the duo’s gig hosting the Golden Globes, Fey’s next big project is a fall sitcom starring Ellie Kemper, written and produced with her 30 Rock collaborator Robert Carlock, so Fey wanted to shine a spotlight on the Office alum. She did it in typically fun fashion, asking Jon Hamm — Kemper’s onetime drama teacher — to interview the actress for the issue.
Yup, you read that right: After graduating college, »
- Katie Atkinson
From the romantic quirkiness of “Annie Hall” to the Machiavellian ladder-climbing of “Wall Street” to the gritty desperation of “Dog Day Afternoon,” New York has long served as a character in cinematic storytelling. But, as a slew of this year’s awards-contending pics can attest, re-creating these eras on film is no leisurely walk in Central Park.
“Greenwich Village, let alone the whole city, is completely different now,” says Jess Gonchor, production designer for Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Inside Llewyn Davis” (pictured), which is set during the American folk music revival of the early ’60s. “It’s so visually noisy there now. The quaintness of the West Village is completely gone. I had to find some pockets of New York City where I could take the city back in time.”
Gonchor says this meant re-creating the famed Gaslight Cafe, which closed in 1971, and other essential elements for the film, »
- Whitney Friedlander
The designers have to craft a red carpet look in less than a day — but it quickly turns into a red carpet nightmare!
The designers are swept away from New York City to QVC’s headquarters in Westchester, Pa — via helicopter no less! Upon arriving, they are greeted by host and QVC correspondent Lisa Robertson. She asks them to design a gown for her that looks just as good on camera as it does in person, and will allow her to move freely during red carpet interviews. The winning look will be worn by her in a live broadcast, and a version of the dress will be sold on QVC — what a great prize this week! After a quick tour of the studios, the designers are left to sketch and then fly back to New York. As the designers figure out their gowns, they all seem to be creating the »
- HL Intern
Attempting to divine the whims of Golden Globes voters is a futile exercise -- the quirky, let's-invite-Hollywood-to-our-party feel of the nominations makes us scratch our heads every single year.
The list of nominees for 2014 is no exception. Along with a handful of nice surprises, there are a bunch of baffling omissions. Get your outrage ready.
"Game of Thrones": A complete shutout for what was arguably the best of the show's three seasons thus far. The mind boggles.
"Mad Men": Another shutout. The Globes' penchant for wanting to be the first to recognize new series played a part in "Mad Men" being left off the best drama series list in favor of "Masters of Sex" (totally fine with that) and "House of Cards" (less fine with it). But it's hard to believe that Jon Hamm or Elisabeth Moss (who's at least nominated for "Top of the Lake") didn't get acting nods. »
Are you a fan of Homeland? What about Game of Thrones? How about Mad Men? Well maybe you should go back to bed and not even read this post. Because the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is not your friend today. Below are the biggest shocks and snubs from this year’s list of the 71st annual Golden Globes TV nominations:
Snub: Showtime’s Homeland. The winner for best drama series the past two years, with four awards last year, the espionage drama was an obvious no-brainer frontrunner. This time? Nothing. Nothing! Nothing! No drama nod, no Claire Danes, no Damian Lewis, »
- James Hibberd
While “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” (with seven noms each in the the 71st annual Golden Globes) had the most reason to celebrate, the biggest adrenaline rushes were for “Rush,” “Philomena,” “Mandela: The Long Walk Home” and “Labor Day,” which scored more than expected. However, “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Saving Mr. Banks” must be feeling short-changed with two and one noms, respectively, while”Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” Lone Survivor” and “Fruitvale Station” were shut out completely.
But whether filmmakers are feeling confident or glum, they should remember that the Globes in this past decade have proven a fairly unreliable predictor of Oscar. However, they are invaluable as a promotional tool to the general public.
Golden Globes Nominations: The Full List
Runners-up in the noms were Paramount’s Alexander Payne film “Nebraska,” with five bids, and “Captain Phillips” and “Gravity,” with four apiece. Those top five scorers were also nommed for director. »
- Tim Gray
The Golden Globe TV nominations contained a few surprises, with series noms for frosh skeins “Brooklyn Nine Nine,” “House of Cards” and “Masters of Sex” while “Homeland” and “Mad Men” were shut out of the race.
Netflix had a big showing with “House of Cards” (pictured) leading all series with four noms, including a bid for drama series and for star Kevin Spacey. HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra” also grabbed four noms. HBO once again leads all networks with nine noms, followed by Netflix, Showtime and Starz with six apiece.
Showtime’s “Masters of Sex” impressed with a nom for drama series and lead actor mention for Michael Sheen. “Homeland’s” absence from the field is notable as the series scored a hat trick in the 2013 Globes with wins for drama series and lead actor nods to stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis.
Among the new faces in the top »
- Cynthia Littleton
Photos | Golden Globe Nominations 2014: The 30 Biggest Snubs
The Globes will be held Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, broadcast on NBC and hosted for a »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
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