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Dustin Hoffman, Richard Madden to Star in TV Drama About Italy’s Medici Family

Dustin Hoffman and “Game of Thrones” alum Richard Madden have been tapped to star in an eight-part drama series chronicling the rise of Italian Renaissance political dynasty, the Medici family.

“Medici: Masters of Florence,” which is produced by Matilde and Luca Bernabei’s Lux Vide, and Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions, has Madden playing enterprising son Cosimo de’ Medici and Hoffman in a pivotal role as family patriarch, Giovanni de’ Medici. The story will concentrate on the family’s ascent from simple merchants to power brokers who sparked an economic and cultural revolution. Along the way, they also accrue a long list of powerful enemies.

“The Medici came to power at a time of great social and economic inequality,” said Spotnitz. “They were great disrupters. Their banking practices led to the creation of a middle class, making them unimaginably wealthy. The Medici in turn used their vast power and resources to challenge traditional thinking,
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Keira Knightley Stars as Coco Chanel—Watch the Chic Video

Keira Knightley Stars as Coco Chanel—Watch the Chic Video
Mon dieu! Keira Knightley is the latest star to take on the role of fashion icon Coco Chanel. We first got word of the Brit babe's chance to play the legendary designer last month, and now we finally have our first sneak peek at Knightley's take on the founder of the French fashion house. And just like Shirley MacLaine and Audrey Tautou, who have also played the legendary designer, Knightley is looking très chic as a young Chanel in the black-and-white film. Photos: Check out bridal designs for Keira Knightley The actress, who is currently the face of the label's Coco Mademoiselle fragrance, joined forces with the film's director Karl Lagerfeld to make...
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Downton Abbey Season 3 – The Mother in Law

  • Boomtron
Downton Abbey is quite the guilty pleasure and the casting news of the century is, that Ms. Shirley MacLaine is joining the cast for series three. This is a match made in TV heaven and today we’re proud to be able to offer some details on Downton Abbey season 3.

Elizabeth McGovern plays Cora Crawley, the Countess of Grantham. She’s the first lady of Downton, but she’s also an American. Though she has a very warm relationship with her British husband, the Earl of Grantham (they even share a bedroom, which is not the norm), the pair did not initially marry for love. It was her money that made Cora so desirable.

I call Cora the first lady of Grantham, but the truth of it is, when the Earl’s mother is around, the Dowager Countess Violet Crawley, acted brilliantly by Maggie Smith, she’s in charge. Perhaps not legally in charge,
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Shirley MacLaine To Receive AFI Lifetime Achievement Award

America’s Highest Honor for a Career in Film to be Presented June 7, 2012

Los Angeles, Oct. 9, 2011 - Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the American Film Institute’s Board of Trustees, announced today the Board’s decision to honor Shirley MacLaine with the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film.

The award will be presented to MacLaine at a gala tribute on Thursday, June 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. TV Land will broadcast the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award tribute on TV Land later in June 2012. The event will celebrate MacLaine’s extraordinary life and all her endeavors . movies, television, Broadway, author and beyond.

Shirley MacLaine is a powerhouse of personality that has illuminated screens large and small across six decades,” said Stringer. “From ingenue to screen legend, Shirley has entertained a global audience through song, dance, laughter and tears, and her career as writer, director
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Taraji Henson To Star In A Lifetime Movie

  • Deadline TV
Exclusive: Lifetime has tapped Taraji P. Henson to star in its next original movie, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story. While the network has being able land big-name feature talent for its recent biopics, Shirley MacLaine in Coco Chanel and Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen in Georgia O’Keeffe, getting an Oscar-nominated actress like Henson to headline one of the ripped-from-the-headlines films is a major coup for Lifetime. But the true story which Taken From Me is based on is also atypical for Lifetime’s brand of MOWs as it blends family drama with elements of a spy thriller. It centers on Tiffany [...]
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'Valentine's Day' countdown: Shirley MacLaine

Our countdown to "Valentine's Day" continues with Shirley MacLaine, who plays the grandmother of a lovelorn 10-year-old in the movie and has a long, storied and occasionally kooky career in show business.

MacLaine's frequent discussions of all her past lives has made her an easy target of jokes, but the woman still has chops. She's an Oscar winner (for "Terms of Endearment") and multiple-time nominee and an Emmy winner, and has had any number of great performances over her career. (Even in what might not otherwise be good: She made what could have been a campfest of a TV movie, "Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay," surprisingly watchable.)

If you haven't seen it before, do yourself a favor and seek out "The Apartment," where she and Jack Lemmon are perfectly matched. Check it out:

MacLaine's recent credits include the Lifetime movie "Coco Chanel" (for which she earned an
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Review: Coco Before Chanel

Coco Before Chanel is a well-made but very slow biopic about the early days of influential French fashion designer Coco Chanel. Though it has an excellent central performance by Audrey Tautou, it’s a flawed way to tell her story if it has any hope of appealing to a broad audience. Aspects of Coco Chanel’s life have been filmed before, notably Chanel Solitaire in 1981 with Marie France-Pisier as Coco and the 2008 TV movie Coco Chanel starring Shirley Maclaine as an older Coco (who lived to be 83). This time director/writer Ann Fontaine shows us how Coco becomes Chanel, illustrating key events in the early life of an underprivileged young woman, with no resources other than her own ambition, who became such an important figure in forging contemporary tastes in style. The problem with the film (besides the fact that it’s French) is that, instead of the expected
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2009 Emmy Award Winners Announced

  • FilmJunk
So the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards took place last night... did you tune in? I hear it was a good show even though a lot of the winners were pretty much a given. 30 Rock and Mad Men both took home the big awards, but the hardware was spread out a bit more among other shows than in previous years. At any rate, just in case you missed it, we've got the full list of major award winners right here for you to review. Do you agree with the majority of the choices? For those who did watch the show, what were some of your favourite moments? What did you think of Neil Patrick Harris as the host? Check out the list of winners after the jump. Comedy Series "Entourage" "Family Guy "Flight of the Conchords" "How I Met Your Mother" "The Office" Winner: "30 Rock" "Weeds" Drama Series "Big Love" "Breaking Bad
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Watching the Emmys

  • CinemaSpy
So another year has passed and its time for another round of awards for the people who make the television shows we like to watch.

Television is interesting these days. Never before have we seen such great, creative output. Never before have we been subjected to such drivel. It all gets paraded before us tonight, as we watch the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (handed out, it should be noted, by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) on CBS, CTV in Canada.


Interesting that the Emmys chose to introduce the 2009 edition of the Primetime awards by harkening back to the early days of television. Especially as the business of television has never been closer to a complete collapse. Oh, announcer who is trying so hard to sound like a TV host from the '50s. You don't sound at all like you're a three pack-a-day smoker.


Okay, here comes Neil Patrick Harris,
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And the '61st Primetime Emmy Awards' Winners Are...

  • The Insider
Did your favorite TV stars win? Read on to find out! (Winners' names are underlined below.) Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy Jack McBrayer, 30 Rock Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock Kevin Dillon, Entourage Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother Rainn Wilson, The Office Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama Cherry Jones, 24 Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy Dianne Wiest, In Treatment Hope Davis, In Treatment Rose Byrne, Damages Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama William Shatner, Boston Legal Christian Clemenson, Boston Legal Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad William Hurt, Damages Michael Emerson, Lost John Slattery, Mad Men Outstanding Actress, Mini-series or Movie Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens Shirley MacLaine, Coco Chanel Sigourney Weaver, Prayers for Bobby Chandra Wilson,
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2009 Emmy Nominations!

The Emmys are once again almost upon us and there is nothing I find more satisfying than looking down a list of nominees. I don’t know, I just really like it. Anyway, I know many people might not care too much about the Emmys, I’m more of a Golden Globe man myself, but you do have to give it to them for giving 30 Rock the Emmy for best comedy two year in a row, if you don’t know that show Rocks!! So here’s the list and a few comments I thought I’d add to the nominees.

Best Comedy Series


Family Guy-Really hope this show doesn’t win, not a big fan as so many others are.

Flight of the Conchords-i’d really like to see this show win, but it definitely won’t.

How I Met Your Mother-I’d also like to see this one win too.
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2009 Emmy Nominees

  • Screen Rant
The Emmys are once again approaching, meaning it’s time to highlight those shows that made the often-unbearable experience of TV watching worth your while, if only for a short while.

Take a look over the list of this year’s Emmy Nominees then head on down to the comment section to give your two cents.


The 2009 Emmy Nominees (Abridged Version):


Drama Series:

“Big Love,” HBO

“Breaking Bad,” AMC

“Damages,” FX

“Dexter,” Showtime

“House,” Fox

“Lost,” ABC

“Mad Men,” AMC

Comedy Series:

“Entourage,” HBO

“Family Guy,” Fox

“How I Met Your Mother,” CBS

“Flight of the Conchords,” HBO

“The Office,” NBC

“30 Rock,” NBC

“Weeds,” Showtime

Actor, Drama Series:

Simon Baker, “The Mentalist”

Gabriel Byrne, “In Treatment”

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”

Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

Hugh Laurie, “House”

Actress, Drama Series:

Glenn Close, “Damages”

Sally Field, “Brothers and Sisters”

Mariska Hargitay, “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”

Holly Hunter,
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First-time Emmy nominees include Oscar, Grammy and Tony champs

  • Gold Derby
While some performers are Emmy veterans – like "Damages" star Glenn Close, who made it an even dozen nods today – others, such as her Oscar-winning costar William Hurt, are new to the dance. Hurt – who won the lead actor Oscar in 1985 for "Kiss of the Spider Woman" and picked up a supporting actor in a drama series Emmy nod today – is not the only Oscar champ in contention for an acting Emmy for the first time this year. While 1984 best actress Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine("Terms of Endearment") won one of her five Emmy bids for variety specials in the 1970s and 1980s, her nod today as lead actress in a movie or mini-series for "Coco Chanel" is her first recognition by the TV academy for her acting. And 1988 supporting actor Oscar champ Kevin Kline("A Fish Called Wanda") earned his first Emmy nod in the category of lead actor in
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61st Annual Emmy Nominations

The 61st Emmy Noms are here and some Oscar, Grammy, and Tony winners have been invited for the first time to the dance this year. While HBO’s series ‘True Blood’ was glaringly left off the list for Best TV Drama, it’s brilliant mini-series ‘Grey Gardens’ received a stellar 17 nominations!

Outstanding Drama Series

Big Love Breaking Bad Damages Dexter House Lost Mad Men Outstanding Comedy Series

30 Rock Entourage Family Guy Flight Of The Conchords How I Met Your Mother The Office Weeds Outstanding Made For Television Movie

Coco Chanel Grey Gardens Into The Storm Prayers For Bobby Taking Chance More nominees after the jump

Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming

Project Runway • Finale (Part 1) • Paul Starkman Roman Polanski: Wanted And DesiredMarina Zenovich The Amazing Race • Don’t Let A Cheese Hit Me • Bertram van Munster This American Life • John Smith • Adam Beckman Top ChefThe Last Supper • Steve Hrynewicz Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries,
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Emmy Nominations Reveal Few Surprises

It's a good day for funny people, especially if your name is Tina Fey or Seth MacFarlane.

Fey's series, 30 Rock, was handed 22 Emmy nominations this morning, which stands as a record for a comedy series. She and Alec Baldwin were also nominated for acting awards. Plus, for the first time some of the other actors on NBC's laffer were recognized. Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer and Tracy Morgan all picked up supporting nominations.

MacFarlane's Family Guy was also nominated for best comedy series, the first time an animated show has cracked that category since The Flintstones in 1961. Two years ago MacFarlane decided to pull his show from contention in the animated series category to have it considered for best comedy.

Mad Men, the drama about the advertising world in the sixties, picked up 16 nominations in the drama categories, including a best actor nod for Jon Hamm. Hamm is also nominated as
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Movie Stars For Emmy

Since the EMMYs have 2,741 categories, we only focus on two things: first, how our favorite shows did and second, which big screen stars other than La Pfeiffer (she's always there with her television kingpin husband) will show up. Which of them got nominated for their small screen sojourns whether longform or more movie-like?

Speaking of which...

Drew Barrymore on the set of Going the Distance

Yes, you, Drew. But you knew she knew (everyone knew) that her affecting work in Grey Gardens as "Little Edie" was going to make the grade. "Big Edie" Jessica Lange also won a nomination for the narrative feature based on -- but also sort of jumping off from and commenting on -- the famous beloved documentary of the same name. I hope to have an interview with their director here soon.

Before we get to the rest of the big screen folks, here's the nominees
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30 Rock Leads 2009 Emmy Nominations

  • FilmJunk
The nominees for the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced today in Los Angeles, and the show to garner the most nods was 30 Rock, which received a record 22 nominations for a comedy series. With the Emmys expanding their number of nominees from five to six in certain categories, some new shows were finally able to get some recognition, although a few big shows were still overlooked in their final seasons: most notably The Shield and Battlestar Galactica. There are a ton of categories so I only included some of the major nominees below. For the complete list visit the Emmy Awards official website [1]. What do you think of the nominees? Did any of your favourite shows get left out? What are the biggest oversights? Outstanding Comedy Series 30 Rock Entourage Family Guy Flight Of The Conchords How I Met Your Mother The Office Weeds Outstanding Drama Series Big Love Breaking Bad
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Reactions from the Emmy nominees

Reactions from the Emmy nominees
Sigourney Weaver was "completely thrilled, astonished and delighted" with her lead actress in a miniseries or movie nomination for her work in Lifetime's "Prayers for Bobby." Weaver said she wasn't expecting a nomination for the telefilm, a true story about a mother who finds out her son is gay after he commits suicide. "Mary Griffith's story as a mother is such a wrenching one of what can happen to any parent if that parent doesn't have access to any other points of view," she said from New Mexico, where she is working on Greg Mottola's comedy "Paul." Weaver said she planned to call Griffith and Henry Czerny (Bobby) to celebrate. "I'm thrilled that this will help us get more exposure; the producers had been working for 13 years trying to get this made," she added.

Last year's lead drama actress winner, Glenn Close, was
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Grey Gardens, Into The Storm, and Taking Chance Lead Emmys' TV Movie Noms

  • HBO will be pretty much competing against itself in all categories related to made for TV Movie for this year's 61st Primetime Emmys. Ross KatzRoss Katz
[/link] (who is currently prepping The Amateur American) showed off Taking Chance during the Sundance Film Festival, while Michael Sucsy struggled for five years to get Grey Gardens off the ground. Both films grabbed noms in the directing, writing and acting categories. For noms in the TV movie cats take a look below, for the full list (Comedy, Drama and plenty of technical awards check out the list here). Outstanding Made For Television Movie Coco Chanel • Lifetime • Lux Vide S.p.A, Pamp Productions and Alchemy Television Group Grey Gardens • HBO • Specialty Films and Locomotive in association with HBO Films Into The Storm • HBO • Scott Free and Rainmark Films production in association with the BBC and HBO Films Prayers For Bobby • Lifetime • Once Upon the Times Films,
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