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Emmys 2018: In Memoriam remembers Anthony Bourdain, Burt Reynolds but who was left out?

Emmys 2018: In Memoriam remembers Anthony Bourdain, Burt Reynolds but who was left out?
The special “In Memoriam” segment on the 2018 Emmy Awards ceremony was tearful as beloved television legends Steven Bochco, Anthony Bourdain, Robert Guillaume, Monty Hall, John Mahoney, Jim Nabors, Charlotte Rae, Burt Reynolds, Neil Simon and Craig Zadan were part of the annual tribute.

SEEEmmy winners 2018: Full list of winners and nominees at the 70th Emmy Awards

But who was missing from the memoriam this time? Some of those surprising omissions included:

Marty Allen (actor/comedian)

Peter Baldwin (director)

Brent Briscoe (actor)

Dushon Monique Brown (actor)

Frank Buxton (writer/director)

Joseph Campanella (actor)

Olivia Cole (actor)

Vic Damone (actor/singer)

Bradford Dillman (actor)

Roy Dotrice (actor)

John Dunsworth (actor)

Harlan Ellison (writer)

Nanette Fabray (actor)

Dominic Frontiere (composer)

Michael Gershman (cinematographer)

Billy Graham (host)

Vanessa Greene (producer)

Doug Grindstaff (sound editor)

John Hillerman (actor)

Rance Howard (actor)

Tab Hunter (actor)

Earle Hyman (actor)

Anne Jeffreys (actor)

Margot Kidder (actor)

Louise Latham
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Emmys 2018: Amy Sherman-Palladino (‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’) looks to make history with triple wins on Sept. 17

Emmys 2018: Amy Sherman-Palladino (‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’) looks to make history with triple wins on Sept. 17
Amy Sherman-Palladino has largely been ignored by the TV academy except for a lone 1992 Emmy nomination shared with co-writer Jennifer Heath for the original “Roseanne” episode “A Bitter Pill to Swallow,” considered controversial since its subject was birth control. She then served for six seasons as the showrunner of “Gilmore Girls” before the WB series moved to the CW for its seventh and final season, but that popular series about a single mother and her daughter had to make do with a lone Emmy nomination and win for Best Makeup for a Series (2004).

You would think a show with dialogue that could give Aaron Sorkin a run for his money would have at least received a Best Comedy Writing nomination — but no, it wasn’t to be. Then there was poor “Bunheads,” a quirky charmer about a Las Vegas showgirl who becomes a small-town dance teacher, which barely got a
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Emmys 2018: In Memoriam to honor Burt Reynolds, Anthony Bourdain, Jim Nabors and over 50 more TV legends

Emmys 2018: In Memoriam to honor Burt Reynolds, Anthony Bourdain, Jim Nabors and over 50 more TV legends
The special “In Memoriam” segment on the 2018 Emmy Awards ceremony will be especially tearful this year. Beloved television legends Steven Bochco, Anthony Bourdain, Robert Guillaume, Monty Hall, John Mahoney, Jim Nabors, Charlotte Rae, Burt Reynolds, Neil Simon and Craig Zadan will certainly be just a few people honored with in a musical tribute.

Let’s take a look back at these TV icons as well as over 50 others who have died since mid-September last year. Many will be included in the memoriam for the live Emmys ceremony hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost for NBC on September 17.

SEECelebrity Deaths 2018: In Memoriam Gallery

Bochco died on April 1 at age 74. The 10-time Emmy winner was the creator of such TV classics as “Hill Street Blues,” “L.A. Law,” “NYPD Blue” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.” He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1996.

Bourdain died in France on June
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Cynthia Nixon's Bid for NY Governor Gets Strong Celebrity Backing

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Cynthia Nixon's Bid for NY Governor Gets Strong Celebrity Backing
The stars are aligning with Cynthia Nixon in her bid to become the next governor of New York. Lee Daniels, Marisa Tomei, and Aaron Sorkin are just some of the Many celebs who cut checks totaling thousands of dollars ... this according to the NY State Board of Elections Campaign Finance Disclosure records. The list is impressive: -- Daniels $5,000 -- Tomei $1,500 -- Sorkin $1,000  -- "Sex and the City" creator Darren Star $5,000 -- 'Satc' costume designer Patricia Field
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How 21 Movies and TV Shows Portrayed 9/11 (Photos)

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How 21 Movies and TV Shows Portrayed 9/11 (Photos)
United 93” (2006)

Paul Greengrass took a straight, fact-based approach to tell the story of the passengers who tried to take back the plane.

World Trade Center” (2006)

Oliver Stone‘s drama told the events from the perspective of first responders.

“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” (2011)

Stephen Daldry‘s adaptation of the Jonathan Safron Foer novel followed a kid who lost his father in the attacks.

Reign Over Me” (2007)

Adam Sandler played a man who was still struggling five years after the attacks killed his wife and daughter.

Remember Me” (2010)

The Robert Pattinson drama stirred controversy by having a twist ending that culminated in the 9/11 attacks.

The West Wing” (2001)

Creator and showrunner Aaron Sorkin wrote this special episode, about a fictional terrorist attack, and it aired just three weeks after the attacks.

Third Watch” (2001)

This drama about New York City first responders remembered 9/11 with a non-fiction episode, followed by two episodes putting
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Charter Picks Up Dark Comedy ‘E Is for Edie’ From Jeanie Bergen (Exclusive)

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Charter has acquired the dark comedy series “E Is for Edie,” Variety has learned exclusively from sources.

The series begins when a single woman becomes the sole caregiver to her disabled sister. It is inspired by events in the life of series creator Jeanie Bergen, who will also executive produce the series. Kate Robin will serve as showrunner, with Abominable Picture’s Brittany Cope and Jonathan Stern also executive producing.

Bergen’s script for the series earned her one of five coveted spots in Aaron Sorkin’s Master Class on screenwriting. She previously wrote for the go90 series “Zac & Mia” and also worked on Tig Notaro’s Amazon series “One Mississippi.” She is repped by Verve, Mosaic and Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.

Reps for Charter Communications declined Variety’s request for comment.

“E Is for Edie” is Charter’s latest move into the original content space. Under the Spectrum Original Content initiative,
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Jack Nicholson movies: 45 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Cuckoo’s Nest,’ ‘Chinatown,’ ‘The Shining’

Jack Nicholson movies: 45 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Cuckoo’s Nest,’ ‘Chinatown,’ ‘The Shining’
While an English-language version of Germany’s 2016 foreign-language contender “Toni Erdmann” doesn’t feel all that necessary, it would have been interesting to see how Jack Nicholson would have handled the prankish pop who stalks his workaholic daughter. But now it seems that Jack-o, who came up with the idea for the re-do, is no longer involved in the project. Rumors about memory loss and retirement are out there.

But, taking a cue from the title of the last movie he appeared in, 2010’s “How Do You Know,” how do we know? When I talked to Nicholson for this reunion with director James L. Brooks – an unfortunate flop – I asked him why he waited three years to do another movie after his hit, “The Bucket List.” His response: “I’ve been reading scripts. Yes, they are all very similar. You just keep getting these stories about retirement, or the wife
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How Jeff Daniels Landed 2 Emmy Nominations for Playing a Hero and a Villain: Both ‘Wildly Complex’

How Jeff Daniels Landed 2 Emmy Nominations for Playing a Hero and a Villain: Both ‘Wildly Complex’
A version of this story about Jeff Daniels first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

Among the list of 2018 performers with nominations for two different shows, Jeff Daniels stands out for an elegant piece of Emmy symmetry: He was nominated for playing a good guy in one miniseries, “The Looming Tower,” and a bad guy in another, “Godless.”

At least, that’s the easy shorthand for his characters, FBI counterterrorism chief John O’Neill in the former show and brutal Wild West outlaw Frank Griffin in the latter.

Of course, Daniels doesn’t exactly see it as being so cut-and-dried. “The characters don’t see it that way, and that’s the key,” he said. “So you play the good and the bad, the strengths and the weaknesses. You figure out how they think, and make that their normal.”

Also Read: 'Dumb and Dumber' Reunion!
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Adina Porter (‘American Horror Story: Cult’): I didn’t want Beverly Hope to be ‘an angry black woman’ [Complete Interview Transcript]

Adina Porter (‘American Horror Story: Cult’): I didn’t want Beverly Hope to be ‘an angry black woman’ [Complete Interview Transcript]
Adina Porter finally scored her first Emmy nomination this year for playing news reporter-turned-cult member Beverly Hope on FX’s “American Horror Story: Cult.” She is nominated in Best Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress, a category that has been won for previous seasons of “American Horror Story” by Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates.

Porter recently chatted with Gold Derby senior editor Marcus Dixon about the funny story behind how she first learned of her Emmy nomination, the complexities of Beverly Hope and what to expect from the upcoming “American Horror Story: Apocalypse.” Watch the exclusive video above and read the complete interview transcript below.

SEESarah Paulson Interview: ‘American Horror Story: Cult’

Gold Derby: Adina Porter, you just got nominated for your very first Emmy Award for “American Horror Story: Cult.” Tell us, how did you find out about the nomination?

Adina Porter: That’s a good story. I’m in the dressing room,
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Encore: Jeff Daniels On ‘Godless’, ‘The Looming Tower’ And His Message To Trump: “Be Prepared To Duck, Orange Man”

Encore: Jeff Daniels On ‘Godless’, ‘The Looming Tower’ And His Message To Trump: “Be Prepared To Duck, Orange Man”
Editor’s note: This story originally ran on May 14. With one Emmy and five nominations to date, Jeff Daniels will compete this year in both Lead and Supporting Categories with roles in two acclaimed series, Hulu’s The Looming Tower and Netflix original Western Godless.

Jeff Daniels could be taking it easy. The Emmy Award-winning, and Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Tony Award-nominated actor could be still coasting on the success of his turn as the lead of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, which came to an end in 2014, and which felt like the gilded cherry atop a career cake that has encompassed everything from The Purple Rose of Cairo to Dumb and Dumber, The Hours, Good Night, and Good Luck and The Squid and the Whale.

But this year has been amongst Daniels’ most productive, starting with a barnstorming performance as the villainous outlaw Frank Griffin, the antagonist
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Steve Wozniak & Real-Life 'Molly's Game' Ringleader Face Off in Poker

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Steve Wozniak & Real-Life 'Molly's Game' Ringleader Face Off in Poker
Steve Wozniak went up against the real-life "Molly's Game" ringleader, but the look on his face says it all ... he can win the pot like the best of 'em. The Woz and Molly Bloom spoke at the cryptocurrency convention, ChainXChange, at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, but had a meeting of the poker minds backstage before going onstage. If you're unfamiliar with Molly ... she's a badass. Molly's the inspiration for Aaron Sorkin's first film as a director.
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Ken Burns to Launch Documentary Filmmaking Course Online with MasterClass

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Ken Burns to Launch Documentary Filmmaking Course Online with MasterClass
Ken Burns is promising to spill the beans on what goes into making his famous documentary films in his first online course.

Burns, one of America’s best-known and prolific documentary filmmakers, is teaming with online-education startup MasterClass for the series of lessons, slated to launch this fall. His class is open for pre-registration now, available for $90 at masterclass.com or the MasterClass iOS apps. MasterClass also offers a $180 annual subscription, which offers unlimited access to all its courses.

Over more than 40 years, Burns has produced a huge corpus of acclaimed documentaries, including “Brooklyn Bridge,” “The Civil War,” “Baseball,” “Jazz,” “The Statue of Liberty,” “The War,” “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” “Jackie Robinson” and “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War.”

His docu-series “The Vietnam War,” which premiered on PBS last fall, has been watched by over 39 million people. Burns’ latest film, “The Mayo Clinic: Faith – Hope – Science,
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Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne in Talks to Star in Thriller ‘The Good Nurse’

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Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne in Talks to Star in Thriller ‘The Good Nurse’
Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne are in talks to star in the thriller “The Good Nurse.”

The movie, which has been in development at Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures since 2016, centers on the serial killer/nurse Charles Cullen. Redmayne would portray Cullen and Chastain would play a nurse who helped track down Cullen after he killed as many as 40 patients before being arrested in 2003.

Bron Studios will produce and release the pic through Lionsgate.

“The Good Nurse,” based on the book by Charles Graeber, will be adapted by Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Danish helmer Tobias Lindholm has been attached to direct the project for the past two years.

Redmayne, who won the best actor Oscar for “The Theory of Everything,” will seen be next as Newt Scamander in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”

Chastain starred in “Molly’s Game,” Aaron Sorkin’s feature directorial debut. She will appear in the X-Men
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Jessica Chastain Producing, Starring in Action Movie ‘Eve’ With Voltage

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Jessica Chastain Producing, Starring in Action Movie ‘Eve’ With Voltage
Jessica Chastain will star in the character-drive action movie “Eve” and will produce through her Freckle Films production company with Voltage Pictures.

Matthew Newton, who wrote the script, will also direct the picture. Plot details are being kept under wraps.

Newton most recently directed “Who We Are Now,” starring Julianne Nicholson, Emma Roberts and Zach Quinto, which FilmRise picked up after it premiered last year at the Toronto Film Festival.

Nicolas Chartier and Dominic Rustam will produce alongside Chastain and her partner Kelly Carmichael of Freckle Films. Newton will also produce. Jonathan Deckter will serve as executive producer with Babacar Diene serving as co-producer.

Chastain and Carmichael said in a joint statement, “Matthew is wonderfully adept at crafting complex and relatable characters. We’ve been fans of his work and are so thrilled to be partnering with him and Voltage on ‘Eve.’”

Chartier said, “Matt Newton wrote a wonderful new
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Red-Carpet Voices: Chris Messina for HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’

Chicago – You’ve seen him in many familiar roles over the years, from “Argo” to “The Mindy Project.” Character actor Chris Messina is memorable in all those roles, and currently is taking on Detective Richard Willis in the hot new HBO miniseries “Sharp Objects,” opposite Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson.

Sharp Objects” is based on the first novel by author Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”). Camille Preaker (Adams) is a crime reporter in St. Louis, who is assigned to a murder story in her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri. She is a psychological mess, having just been released from a psychiatric hospital for various ills, and still cannot shake her acute alcoholism. The assignment comes with some baggage, as Camille’s small-town socialite mother Adora (Patricia Clarkson) is back in her life. Further complicating matters is Detective Willis (Chris Messina) as a Kansas City law officer brought in to help solve the murders.
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‘Letterkenny’ Review: Wonderfully Weird Canadian Comedy Comes to Hulu

The dialogue on Letterkenny seems impenetrable the first time you watch it, maybe even the second or third. The Canadian comedy, which Hulu recently added to its library, takes place in a small town in rural Ontario populated by “hicks, skids, hockey players and Christians,” and each group has its own colorful vernacular. The hicks – sibling farmers Wayne (creator/star Jared Keeso) and Katy (Michelle Mylett) and their friends Daryl (Nathan Dales) and Squirrely Dan (K. Trevor Wilson) – have been known to talk about “hooverin’ schneef” (snorting cocaine), and when
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New Tom Stoppard Play Among Lincoln Center Theater Fall Offerings

New Tom Stoppard Play Among Lincoln Center Theater Fall Offerings
The Hard Problem, a new play by Arcadia playwright Tom Stoppard to be staged by his The Coast of Utophia director Jack O’Brien, will premiere next fall as a Lincoln Center Theater production.

The Stoppard play is one of two new Lincoln Center Theater productions announced today for the fall season. Also coming: Miranda Rose Hall’s Plot Points in Our Sexual Development, to be directed by Margot Bordelon.

Stoppard’s The Hard Problem begins previews Thursday, October 25 with an official opening on Monday, November 19 at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Hall’s Plot Points, a Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 production, begins performances Saturday, October 6, opens Monday, October 22, and runs through Sunday, November 18 at the Claire Tow Theater.

The Hard Problem will feature Eshan Bay, Adelaide Clemens, Nina Grollman, Katie Beth Hall, Chris O’Shea, Tara Summers, and Karoline Xu, with additional casting to be announced. The
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Aaron Sorkin Questions Babe Ruth's Career Because Of Segregation

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Aaron Sorkin Questions Babe Ruth's Career Because Of Segregation
Here's some real talk featuring Hollywood super heavyweight Aaron Sorkin ... a die-hard Yankee fan who's doing the unthinkable ... questioning the legitimacy of the career of Babe Ruth. Yeah, he did it. We got Sorkin out at Craig's and asked him if the current Yankees home run hitting tear should come with an asterisk ... because the new Yankee stadium has short fences in places. That's when it happened. "If there's no asterisk next to Babe Ruth for only facing white pitchers,
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The 17 Most Important Political TV Series of All Time, From ‘West Wing’ to ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ (Photos)

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The 17 Most Important Political TV Series of All Time, From ‘West Wing’ to ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ (Photos)
TV shows have been taking on politics for decades. Long before “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “House of Cards” hit the small screen, viewers got inside looks at presidential campaigns, White House senior staffers, and the world of counterterrorism. Take a look back at the greatest political TV shows of all time.

Yes, Minister (1980-82)

We start our list on the other side of the pond. This classic British show starred Paul Eddington as the minister of the (fictional) Department of Administrative Affairs, with Nigel Harthorne and Derek Fowlds as his two secretaries. The show inspired numerous spinoffs and was a favorite of Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher.

Tanner ’88 (1988)

This early political mockumentary miniseries from Garry Trudeau (“Doonesbury”) provided a behind-the-scenes look at the fictional campaign of former Michigan representative Jack Tanner as he sought to secure the Democratic Party’s nomination for President. The series starred Michael Murphy in the title role,
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West Wing Stars Reunite with Aaron Sorkin: "Talking Reboot"

It's another West Wing reunion! Joshua Malina, who played Will Bailey on the NBC series, posted on Wednesday night a photo on social media of him having dinner with friends, including fellow former co-stars Bradley Whitford (Josh Lyman) and Janel Moloney (Donna Moss) and show creator Aaron Sorkin. "Talking reboot," Malina wrote. Was he being series? The actor, who's spent the last few years as a cast member on Scandal, is known for his sense of humor. But while no plans to reboot the show have been announced, Sorkin appears to have a standing offer at NBC to create one. Britford, recently seen on The Handmaid's Tale, is also known for...
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