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Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney on Being Fired and Unwittingly Delivering Drugs

Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney on Being Fired and Unwittingly Delivering Drugs
The early years of an actor’s career can be tough going, as Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney discussed during Variety’s “Actors on Actors.”

When Janney asked if Rockwell had ever been fired from an acting job, he said he had been axed from several gigs, while Janney said she has never had to deal with that kind of experience. “I was fired from NBC. When I was 18, I did a pilot and then they re-shot all my stuff,” Rockwell said. “I think Phil Hoffman was fired a couple times. I think a lot of good people have been fired.”

He also said, while the experience was “devastating,” after a week or two, he came to terms with the loss of the role. “You figure it out,” he said. “What else are you going to do? I think I went and got a restaurant job or something.”

For her part, Janney said when
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Madam Secretary Season Premiere Recap: Fake News, Real Consequences

Madam Secretary Season Premiere Recap: Fake News, Real Consequences
Did you hear that Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord is a murderer?

She’s not (of course!), but the truth doesn’t matter much when a fake news story starts making the rounds in Madam Secretary‘s Season 4 premiere. Not helping matters: Someone does die mysteriously during a closed-door meeting with Elizabeth… but it’s not her fault!

Read on for the highlights of “News Cycle.”

RelatedMadam Secretary‘s Téa Leoni, Tim Daly Tease Fake News, Gov’t Shutdown, ‘Aspirational Politics’ in Season 4

Dead Drop | Elizabeth attends the United Nations General Assembly, even though doing so means she’s
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'Winnie, I Smell ... a Child': Baby on the Way for Hocus Pocus Star Vinessa Shaw - See the Witchy Announcement

'Winnie, I Smell ... a Child': Baby on the Way for Hocus Pocus Star Vinessa Shaw - See the Witchy Announcement
A little one is on the way (to run amok?) in Vinessa Shaw’s household!

The Ray Donovan alum, also known for starring as Allison in the 1993 Halloween classic Hocus Pocus, is pregnant, she confirmed on Instagram.

Following her announcement, Shaw posted a creative sign reading “Winnie, I Smell … A Child” and “It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus” — two quotes from the film — flanking a positive pregnancy test and drawings of the three iconic Sanderson sisters, made famous by Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy.

Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs?
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The Best TV Guest Stars Ever — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best TV Guest Stars Ever — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who has been the best guest star on a scripted show?

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

Wayne Brady showing up in body armor and riding a horse on Syfy’s post-apocalyptic disaster disaster “Aftermath” needs to be mentioned somewhere in this critics’ roundup, so here it is. But I’ll point out two from intentional comedies that come to mind. Timothy Olyphant’s short run on “The Grinder” as himself was fantastic and if I didn’t mention this my coworker Kaitlin would kill me. But my pick goes to David Duchovny, also as himself, on “The Larry Sanders Show.” We’d largely known Duchovny for
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9 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes We'll Never Forget

Nobody knew The WB was releasing one of the best television series ever on March 10, 1997.

Yet on that date, on a network no longer in existence, Buffy the Vampire Slayer the series was born, changing genre television forever.

We're celebrating with some of our personal favorite episodes and why they've stuck with us.

Share yours, too!

1. Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 2 Episodes 13 & 14, "Surprise" & "Innocence" Confession Time: I only watched the first three seasons of Buffy during its original run. We didn't have cable, and at that point, the show switched stations to one that came in fuzzy when it came in at all. I've watched the complete series several times since (Thanks, Netflix!), but I still connect so much to the two episodes from Season 2, "Surprise" & "Innocence. Those two episodes had such a range of emotion for Buffy, something that tween me could easily relate to (if not the reasons
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Film Review: ‘Claire in Motion’

Film Review: ‘Claire in Motion’
The sudden disappearance of a family member is usually a springboard for thriller conventions in film. But writing-directing duo Lisa Robinson and Annie J. Howell’s sophomore feature “Claire in Motion” takes that premise down another path — à la Antonioni’s “L’Avventura,” albeit with a rather different style and sensibility, the inexplicable vanishing of a loved one here uneasily forces those left behind to examine their own lives, and to ponder just how well they really knew the missing person. Breaking Glass is releasing this quiet, intriguing drama to U.S. theaters and on demand Jan. 13 after a successful fest run.

We meet 40-ish mathematician Claire Hunger (Betsy Brandt from “Breaking Bad”) as she sleepily bids goodbye to fellow-academic spouse Paul (Chris Beetem). An ornithologist, he’s taken lately to going off into wilderness areas near their home in Athens, Ohio, taking minimal supplies and living off the land
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Boomer the Ring Bearer! See Michael Phelps’ Son Pose with His Parents on Their Wedding Day

Boomer the Ring Bearer! See Michael Phelps’ Son Pose with His Parents on Their Wedding Day
Here comes the bride — and her son!

Michael Phelps and his wife Nicole Phelps — who tied the knot in June and then again in late October during a larger event in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico — have generously shared photos and details from their big day.

And the newlyweds are also giving the public a glimpse at their most important guest: son Boomer Robert, now 7 months, who served as ring bearer during his parents’ nuptials.

“We put in one of those little net bags that you have for fine jewelry,” Johnson told Brides magazine. “We got one that matches his outfit,
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Which Low-Rated Show Deserves a Boost of 10 Million Viewers? — IndieWire Critics Survey

Which Low-Rated Show Deserves a Boost of 10 Million Viewers? — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Which low-rated show do you think deserves a boost of 10 million viewers?

Read More: In the Age of ‘Made in Ameria’ and ‘Lemonade,’ Should We Still Be Thinking of Film and TV as Different Media?

Todd VanDerWerff (@tvoti), Vox

This is tricky, because we’re in a place where my favorite shows now last three or four seasons, then end. Would I have taken another few seasons of “Halt and Catch Fire”? To be sure. But I also don’t feel like it won’t get a chance to play out its story over four seasons and 40 episodes. That’s a good run! Similarly, “Rectify” feels
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Oakland Warehouse Manager Derick Ion Almena Speaks Out as Fire Death Toll Grows

Oakland Warehouse Manager Derick Ion Almena Speaks Out as Fire Death Toll Grows
The manager of the Oakland warehouse that caught on fire, killing at least 36 people over the weekend, spoke briefly to reporters on Sunday amid reports that the space was the subject of numerous safety complaints.

Derick Ion Almena told Kgo at the Oakland Marriott City Center on Sunday night in a message to the victims, “They’re my children. They’re my friends, they’re my family, they’re my loves, they’re my future. What else do I have to say?” Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern said Monday that no more bodies are likely to be pulled from the rubble.
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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Arrow, Supernatural, Bones, Once, Chicago X3, Gotham, NCIS: La, Legends and More

Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Arrow, Supernatural, Bones, Once, Chicago X3, Gotham, NCIS: La, Legends and More
Which Original Team Arrow member feels “replaced”? How angelic is Supernatural Season 12? Is Bones booked for a head trip? Are rough seas ahead for Once Upon a Time‘s #CaptainSwan? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

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Any teases on where we will find Arrow‘s John Diggle, mentally and emotionally, at the start of the season? —Pj

“He’s stationed in Chechnya,” executive producer Wendy Mericle reveals. “He’s still in the military, and he’s very much a man without a state. He’s away from his family,
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The Last Ship Season 3 Episode 13 Review: Don't Look Back

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Life rarely allows anyone to resolve their conflicts without bittersweet consequences, no matter how heroic their actions are in battle.

Cno Captain Tom Chandler is no exception, despite his bravest efforts to protect the world's remaining survivors, from both natural causes and each other.

The Chief of Naval Operations proved yet again what a stunning leader he is throughout The Last Ship Season 3 Episode 13.

During the third season finale of TNT's hit post-apocalyptic series, it was satisfying to watch Tom be the person who finally was able to stop Allison's reign of terror at home in America.

When The Last Ship Season 1 launched in summer 2014, the former Nathan James captain proved he was the world's savior as he fought to help find and spread the cure for the virus.

So it was only natural that he would be the person who secured America's revival in Season 3's final episode,
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The Last Ship Season 3 Episode 12 Review: Resistance

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A naval leader who risks his own life to save his fellow officers and protect their country against corrupt foreign officials deserves to be praised for his courageous efforts.

So when the Chief of Naval Operations of one of the world's powerful countries is instead marked for death by some of his colleagues, the action and emotions that are set to arise are sure to be intense and memorable.

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The Last Ship Season 3 Episode 12 expands the emotional storyline of Tom being targeted by the regional leaders that has built during the past several episodes.

The penultimate episode of Season 3, "Resistance," finally sees Tom and the Nathan James crew returning to San Diego to confront Allison and the regional leaders about the arrest warrant issued for him while the naval officers were in Asia.

While it's noble that Tom wants to protect the world,
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The Last Ship Season 3 Episode 11 Review: Legacy

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Watching the destruction of the foundation of one of the most powerful countries in the world is a painful experience for all of its citizens. The process is especially devastating for those who have fought to uphold the traditions that have made their home so respected and cherished.

As courageous leaders take a stance against their surprising new foes, it's thrilling to witness them forge partnerships with equally determined, but also unexpected, allies who hold drastically different morals than they do.

Further building upon the revelations of the leaders' motives and relationships from the past couple of episodes, The Last Ship Season 3 Episode 11 has also proved that the well-intentioned American officials are being manipulated by their counterparts.

Still determined to protect his home country, Tom bravely led the crew aboard the Nathan James in one last gallant battle against President Peng in Japan. Finally being able to defeat his most
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The Last Ship Season 3 Episode 10 Review: Scuttle

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Easing the concerns of worried citizens who fear for the security and safety of their country is a high priority for many government officials who wish to stabilize society. So it comes as a complete shock when well-intentioned leaders uncover their boss and colleagues' deceit – their agenda is to cause more civil unrest.

Making a drastic change in the character and story arcs from the previous episodes of this season, the fast-paced turn of events in The Last Ship Season 3 Episode 10 threatened the futures of the White House staff.

While the American leaders stationed in both St. Louis and aboard the Nathan James are still focused on their foreign enemies, notably President Peng, the officials are finally realizing that they can't truly trust each other.

Tom maintained his courage and pride in defending not only himself, but his fellow Nathan James officers, this time against Joseph's unwarranted suspicions. But the
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The Last Ship Season 3 Episode 9 Review: Paradise

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A deadly, worldwide virus naturally spurs tension and unrest between countries who are all struggling to secure a way to prevent their society from collapsing.

But when supposed allies begin to secretly betray each other just to protect their own self interests, the fate of humanity is frighteningly exposed.

Watch The Last Ship Season 3 Episode 9 Online

The revelations of the deceit government officials, from Chinese President Peng to Alex, the United States Secretary of Foreign Affairs, have taken were extremely satisfying in The Last Ship Season 3 Episode 9.

Those disclosures have helped make the episode one of the best entries in the post-apocalyptic series.

As Tom, Sasha, Wolf and Danny explore the Asian island they believe Peng used to create the missiles that are carrying the anti-cure, it's satisfying to finally see the proof that the Chinese leader really is working to solely protect his country.

The Chief of Naval Operations'
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The Last Ship Season 3 Episode 8 Review: Sea Change

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The untimely death of a seemingly heroic leader like President Michener is a tragedy that was supposed to bring not only the mourners in American together, but all of those who are grieving around the world.

But the news unfortunately proved once again how supposed allies are willing to quickly betray each other in times of despair.

Kara is unsurprisingly the main White House staff member who's having trouble accepting President Michener's death on The Last Ship Season 3 Episode 8. As Tom's aide in the White House, Kara was the person who made the harrowing discovery of the commander-in-chief's suicide.

In the change of power that follows President Michener's death, Kara is horrified that some of his supporters, especially Allison, want to overturn his policies. After the Chief of Staff admits to Kara that she had a personal relationship with him, Allison's bitterness over his suicide leads her to challenge his programs.
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Kim Kardashian West Reveals her 'Legit Bff' - 5 Things to Know About Allison Statter

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Kim Kardashian West Reveals her 'Legit Bff' - 5 Things to Know About Allison Statter
Bible: Allison Statter is Kim Kardashian West's best friend. "I know I always say 'my Bff,' and I definitely have lots of them but Allison and I go way, way back," Kardashian West reveals in a new "Inner Circle" video on her website and app. Allison Statter is definitely a recognizable face - the blonde has been by Kardashian West's side since elementary school (her mom and Kris Jenner are also besties), and she's popped up at everything from the reality star's baby shower to her 2013 engagement. "I don't know life without Kim," Statter says to Kardashian West in the clip,
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Kim Kardashian West Reveals Her 'Legit Bff' – 5 Things to Know About Allison Statter

Kim Kardashian West Reveals Her 'Legit Bff' – 5 Things to Know About Allison Statter
Bible: Allison Statter is Kim Kardashian West's best friend.

"I know I always say 'my Bff,' and I definitely have lots of them but Allison and I go way, way back," Kardashian West reveals in a new "Inner Circle" video on her website and app.

Allison Statter is definitely a recognizable face – the blonde has been by Kardashian West's side since elementary school (her mom and Kris Jenner are also besties), and she's popped up at everything from the reality star's baby shower to her 2013 engagement.

"I don't know life without Kim," Statter says to Kardashian West in the clip,
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Was S.H.I.E.L.D. Shield Cool? Is Once Giving Free Passes? Arrow Kiss a Miss? Grimm Sitter Needed? And More Qs

Was S.H.I.E.L.D. Shield Cool? Is Once Giving Free Passes? Arrow Kiss a Miss? Grimm Sitter Needed? And More Qs
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Outlander, Once Upon a Time, Scorpion and Arrow!

1 | Is it safe to say, Grimm fans, that Jim & Dave’s Tavern was a nod to series co-creators James Kouf and David Greenwalt? And remind us again why baby Kelly is going to work with Adalind at the law firm? Are there no trustworthy babysitters in Portland?

2 | As cool as Outlander‘s illness-sniffing dog is, couldn’t you have lived without the graphic scene where
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Empire Recap: Mother Loaded! Plus: Grace Gealey Talks 'Bizarrely Layered' Anika/Lucious Showdown!

Boo Boo Kitty, beware!

RelatedAsk Ausiello: Spoilers on The Blacklist, Castle, Good Wife, Chicago Fire, Nashville, The Flash, Once and More

You’ve already crossed Lucious Lyon with some vicious corporate espionage (whatever happened to Judd Nelson’s Billy Beretti, anyhow?), slept with his youngest son (not just once, I might add!) and even screwed Mimi Whiteman in an attempt to screw the Empire Entertainment founder out of his CEO chair.

Now you’re threatening to drop several dimes on the monstrous music mogul? As Q-Tip once asked on Janet Jackson’s “Got ‘Til It’s Gone”: “Now why
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