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Emmys 2018: Will Peter Dinklage (‘Game of Thrones’) become the most nominated Drama Supporting Actor in history?

Emmys 2018: Will Peter Dinklage (‘Game of Thrones’) become the most nominated Drama Supporting Actor in history?
Peter Dinklage has been nominated at the Emmys for all six of his previous seasons as savvy adviser Tyrion Lannister in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” and he has won twice (2011 and 2015). Now he’s on the cusp of making history and all he needs to do is earn another nomination for the seventh season of the epic fantasy series, which aired last summer. If he does he’ll set a new record for the most Drama Supporting Actor nominations in the history of the category.

As it stands there is a five-way tie for Best Drama Supporting Actor. Will Geer (“The Waltons,” 1973-1978), Bruce Weitz (“Hill Street Blues,” 1981-1986), Ed Begley Jr. (“St. Elsewhere,” 1983-1988), Jimmy Smits (“L.A. Law,” 1987-1992) and Dinklage (2011-2016) all contended six times. “Game of Thrones” was absent from the 2017 Emmy race since it didn’t air new episodes during the eligibility period, but now
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Steven Bochco Pays Tribute to Grant Tinker: He ‘Changed My Life’

Steven Bochco Pays Tribute to Grant Tinker: He ‘Changed My Life’
Grant Tinker changed my life. That’s not hyperbole. I’d spent the entirety of my career at Universal, and Mtm was its polar opposite — Grant had created a welcoming, writer-centric environment there. After my 12 years at Universal, it was a revelation.

The first thing I did when I arrived at Mtm in 1978 was to visit with Grant in his office. He was wearing jeans, sneakers, an open-collared shirt, and a bright-red pullover sweater. He couldn’t have presented a more starkly different presence than my old boss, Frank Price, president of Universal Television, who was a distant suit-and-tie man. I was immediately put at ease by his warmth and friendliness. After we’d chatted for awhile — Grant always made you feel as if you were the only thing on his day’s agenda — I asked him what kind of shows he wanted me to think about developing. He said, “We
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Cecilia Hart, Wife of James Earl Jones, Has Died After Ovarian Cancer Battle: Report

Cecilia Hart, Wife of James Earl Jones, Has Died After Ovarian Cancer Battle: Report
Cecilia Hart, the wife of James Earl Jones, died Sunday, Oct. 16, after a battle with ovarian cancer, WestportNow reports. She was 68.

Hart and Jones, 85, met on the set of the 1979-80 Steven Bochco series Paris.

They married in 1982, after playing opposite one another in a revival of William Shakespeare’s Othello that same year. They have one son together â€. Flynn Earl Jones.

Her Broadway credits include the revivals of The Heiress (1976) and Design for Living (1984) â€. and the premiere production Tom Stoppard’s 1977 play Dirty Linen & New-Found-Land, for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award.
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Alfre Woodard on Her First Emmy for ‘Hill Street Blues’

Alfre Woodard on Her First Emmy for ‘Hill Street Blues’
Alfre Woodard got her Emmy start early. She earned her first nomination and win in 1984, for a memorable arc on “Hill Street Blues” as the mother of a young boy accidentally shot and killed by police. Since then Woodard has racked up 16 additional noms and three more wins — both records for an African-American thesp. But the actress, most recently seen as Potus on NBC’s “State of Affairs,” says receiving an Emmy invite never gets old.

Hill Street Blues” was already a successful, Emmy-winning show. Was it a big deal to land the job?

I came out of Boston University with really intense conservatory training. Once I came to La, I realized my manicurist could get hired for a job because she looks like what they want, but I’ve trained for it. In that mindset you recognize like-minded people. “Hill Street Blues” was a place I felt I should be working,
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Review: 'Hill Street Blues: The Complete Series' on DVD

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Review: 'Hill Street Blues: The Complete Series' on DVD
Late in the DVD commentary for the pilot episode of "Hill Street Blues," actor Joe Spano marvels at the show's impact on the medium. "It's extraordinary," he says, "the repercussions of this 48 minutes of television." The cop drama's co-creator Steven Bochco follows by suggesting, "It's sort of a family tree, and if you look at the branches of the tree, you'll see 25 years of television." Bochco is, if anything, underselling the importance of "Hill Street," which is on the short list of the most influential TV shows ever made. Whether through shared actors, writers, directors or through stylistic and thematic complexity, its DNA can be found in nearly every great drama produced in the 30-plus years since it debuted. The show was only occasionally interested in the legal trials of the criminals in its unnamed fictional city, but the complete series DVD set (it arrives in stores on Tuesday, for
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Special Screening in Los Angeles Area, with Director, Cast Members, Q/A: RoboCop

RoboCop to have a special screening in Hollywood: Cast members Allen, Weller, and director Verhoeven to attend presentation followed by reception and Q&A The 1987 original RoboCop directed by Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven, and starring Peter Weller and former Brian De Palma leading lady Nancy Allen, will have a special presentation at noon on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Harmony Gold Theater, located on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. The screening and reception, to be hosted by Allen, Weller, and Verhoeven, will also feature a Q&A and autograph session. (Pictured above: Allen and Weller in the original movie released more than a quarter of a century ago.) Proceeds from the pricy $75 / $125 tickets will go to weSPARK, which is described as "an organization that enhances the quality of life for cancer patients, family and friends by providing multiple services designed to help heal the mind, body and spirit." Tickets for the screening can be purchased here.
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Ed Martin: General Hospital: A New Beginning or a Dead End?

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Ed Martin: General Hospital: A New Beginning or a Dead End?
Watching General Hospital these last two weeks, as the energetic efforts of One Life to Live veterans Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati to save the show from almost certain doom begin to play out, it occurs to me that my time as a fan of this once-formidable serial has come full circle. I began watching Gh in 1978, shortly after fearless executive producer Gloria Monty had been brought on board to save the show from seemingly certain cancellation. In fact, as legend has it, Gh at the time had sunk so low in the ratings it was given only a few months to reverse its failing fortunes or be cancelled.

Thirty-five years later Gh is once again on life support or damn close to it -- and, once again, it may very well be terminated in a few months! ABC seems to have made clear that it wants out of the
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2011 Emmy nominations: 10 burning questions answered

2011 Emmy nominations: 10 burning questions answered
This morning, as you might have heard, the 2011 Emmy nominations were announced. But after a perusal of the list of those lucky enough to score nods, we found ourselves with questions. Lots of ‘em, in fact! Such as: Is this the first time four actors – Modern Family’s Ed O’Neill, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, and Ty Burrell — from one show have been nominated in a single category? Why was PBS’ Downtown Abbey nominated in the Mini-Series category when a second season is in the works? And: Why is Cloris Leachman showing up in the Guest Actress category when
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Will 'Modern Family' men set Emmys record? [Video]

Will 'Modern Family' men set Emmys record? [Video]
"Modern Family" was greedy at last year's Emmy Awards, claiming half of the nominations in the Best Comedy Supporting Actor category for Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and eventual winner Eric Stonestreet. All three are eligible again, as is their co-star Ed O'Neill, who has never been nominated. If all four contend, it would be the most ever for one show in this category. "Cheers" held three slots in both 1985 (Nicolas Colosanto, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt) and 1988 (Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson, Wendt) but none of them prevailed. On the drama side, "Hill Street Blues" swept the category in 1982 (Michael Conrad won over co-stars Taurean Blacque, Charles Haid, Michael Warren and Bruce Weitz). And in 2002, John Spencer prevailed over three of his "West Wing" castmates -- Dule Hill, Richard Schiff and Bradley Whitford -- as well as Victor Garber ("Alias") and Freddie Rodriguez ("Six Feet Under"). ...

The Week in Review: Most Popular Posts

In case you missed them, here are the 15 most popular topics over the past week at We Love Soaps TV:

1.   Robin Strasser: 'I Am Incapable Of Grieving And Lying At The Same Time'

2.   News: Frons in Hot Water, Bruce Weitz, Chris Colfer, Shuga

3.   News: Soaps Doing Well Outside U.S., Hershey, Brian Kirkendall

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12. News: Jim Fitzpatrick, Michelle Collins, Edge, Eastenders

13. Agnes Nixon: 'Are people tired of stories? I don't think so'

14. SOAPnet Sticking Around Till Spring 2012

15. Chris Goutman Directing
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News: Frons in Hot Water, Bruce Weitz, Chris Colfer, Shuga

Bruce Weitz Returns to General Hospital as Mobster Anthony Zacchara

"Anthony loves the fact that Claudia is dead and he doesn't care who did it. He got rid of her and he didn't have to do it himself, so he's fine with it. Anthony has nothing against Michael except that he's Sonny's son. If he weren't, he'd probably like the kid. Anthony is only using Michael as leverage against Sonny."

"I have to be honest. I had a talk with [head writer] Bob Guza and nowhere did he mention anything about a mob war. I've been shooting for about three weeks and haven't seen any of that yet. They're very hesitant to let us actors know what's going on. I hear they've had complaints about storylines from certain actors in the past but everybody should get down on their knees and thank God that they have a job. It's such a blessing
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Bruce Weitz Returns to General Hospital as Mobster Anthony Zacchara

Who let the dog out? Emmy winner Bruce Weitz (of Hill Street Blues fame) is back on General Hospital as hilarious mob don Anthony Zacchara. Though the character has been in prison for the last two years — supposedly with a life sentence — he gets out this week with nothing but evil (and women!) on his mind. TV Guide Magazine gabbed with Weitz to get the lowdown on Zacchara's return and what's next for the manic mad man...

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Episode Recap: Lie To Me - 2.13: "The Whole Truth"

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Never say that Lie to Me (TV) doesn't deliver on the titillation scenes. This episode opens with pert, young and lovely Clara Musso (Melissa George) making passionate love to her husband, Victor (John Aprea), who also happens to be 30 years her senior. She interrupts their afterglow moment, saying she'll be back in half an hour. But the next time we see dear old Victor, he's being carted off in a body bag. Some months later, Clara is being lead into the courthouse, accused of her husband's murder, by a gaggle of press hounds and her lawyer, Zoe Landau (Jennifer Beals): Cal Lightman's (Tim Roth) ex-wife. One person yells out, "How was the sex?" to the widow, specifically to elicit a response. But Zoe knows who would send someone to ask such a question, and goes in search of her ex. Lightman has been contracted by the prosecution to read
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Being an Auteur

Being an Auteur
Though Robert Davi is identified with mega-bad guys in such flicks as The Goonies, Die Hard, and Licence to Kill, he has also played an array of characters in more than 60 movies and TV programs. In part, Davi blames the press for perpetrating the image of him as archetypical villain, "instead of calling me an actor's actor," he says. "No one looks at your body of work." What makes it so much fun to play Danny, a former doo-wop singer down on his luck, in Davi's latest project, The Dukes, "is that he's a regular guy," emphasizes the Queens-born actor. "Also, I get the chance to play a singer. I interjected singing in Goonies, but here I'm playing a singer." A trained opera singer, Davi pauses to point out, "And I have a chance to be raw. A friend who saw the movie says this is the most he's ever seen of Robert Davi onscreen.
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The Dukes

A crowd-pleaser for the Aarp set, Robert Davi's writing and directing debut The Dukes casts an affectionate eye on a little-explored milieu that's simultaneously mundane and rife with faded glamour. Davi and Chazz Palminteri play members of the eponymous doo-wop group, retro mirth-makers whose glory days have faded into distant memory. The two now toil in a restaurant for their brassy Italian stereotype of an aunt (Miriam Margolyes) and pine for better days and a solution to their seemingly permanent cash-flow crises. The harmonizers turn small-time crooks when they decide to steal a shipment of gold from dentists, with some help from good buddies Elya Baskin, a laid-off airline mechanic; corpulent stand-up comedian Frank D'Amico; and safecracker Bruce Weitz. An underutilized Peter Bogdanovich co-stars as the group's sad-eyed manager, a Willy Loman type who struggles even to land the group degrading gigs in ridiculous costumes. Considering the film's...
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"The Dukes" Review. Full of heart and highly recommended

The Dukesby Peter Dimako, Editor Cavu Pictures , Sun Lion Films and Doo Wop Productions’ “The Dukes” sings a fine tune. Robert Davi makes his directorial debut on “The Dukes,” a comedic indie which one just can’t help loving. Davi, loved for his roles on many a film and TV offering including “The Goonies,” “Predator 2” and “Stargate Atlantis,” writes this work alongside James Andronica (“The November Men”). The story is easy to follow, focusing on a former doo wop band known as “The Dukes” consisting of George Zucco (Chazz Palminteri ) and Danny Pasquale (Robert Davi). They may have had the crowds roaring at The Brooklyn Paramount as the number one group in America but now in their ripe age, are shadows of their former selves. Their agent Lou (Peter Bogdanovich) tries to secure them any type of gig for them in order to keep them paying the bills. This
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"The Dukes" Trailer Premiere!

Check out the trailer for "The Dukes" which marks the directorial debut of Robert Davi. Davi also stars alongside Chazz Palminteri, Peter Bogdanovich and Miriam Margoyles. That's not all, the actor also writes the script alongside James Andronica. The remaining cast includes Elya Baskin, Melora Hardin, Frank D'Amico, Bruce Weitz, Eloise DeJoria and Dominic Scott Kay. Davi is known for a variety of roles most memorable for us would be his performance in the 1980s family adventure "The Goonies." The veteran actor has over 100 credits to his name and surely has a strong following.
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"The Dukes" Trailer Premiere!

Check out the trailer for "The Dukes" which marks the directorial debut of Robert Davi. Davi also stars alongside Chazz Palminteri, Peter Bogdanovich and Miriam Margoyles. That's not all, the actor also writes the script alongside James Andronica. The remaining cast includes Elya Baskin, Melora Hardin, Frank D'Amico, Bruce Weitz, Eloise DeJoria and Dominic Scott Kay. Davi is known for a variety of roles most memorable for us would be his performance in the 1980s family adventure "The Goonies." The veteran actor has over 100 credits to his name and surely has a strong following.
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"The Dukes" Trailer Premiere!

Check out the trailer for "The Dukes" which marks the directorial debut of Robert Davi. Davi also stars alongside Chazz Palminteri, Peter Bogdanovich and Miriam Margoyles. That's not all, the actor also writes the script alongside James Andronica. The remaining cast includes Elya Baskin, Melora Hardin, Frank D'Amico, Bruce Weitz, Eloise DeJoria and Dominic Scott Kay. Davi is known for a variety of roles most memorable for us would be his performance in the 1980s family adventure "The Goonies." The veteran actor has over 100 credits to his name and surely has a strong following. What's this all about? The Dukes is the wry comic tale of a down-and-out Doo Wop band tho takes a bumbling detour into burglary in their endless quest to make good on their dreams. The film is a rollicking caper that is also deeply candid about life, love, friendship and the heart it takes to keep
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"The Dukes" Trailer Premiere!

Check out the trailer for "The Dukes" which marks the directorial debut of Robert Davi. Davi also stars alongside Chazz Palminteri, Peter Bogdanovich and Miriam Margoyles. That's not all, the actor also writes the script alongside James Andronica. The remaining cast includes Elya Baskin, Melora Hardin, Frank D'Amico, Bruce Weitz, Eloise DeJoria and Dominic Scott Kay. Davi is known for a variety of roles most memorable for us would be his performance in the 1980s family adventure "The Goonies." The veteran actor has over 100 credits to his name and surely has a strong following.
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