September 28, 2013 |
The walking wound that is Claire Danes' bipolar superspy Carrie Mathison returns to duty in your living room Sunday, on Showtime, as the third season of "Homeland" begins. There is no sign, for the moment (and the next moment, at least), of her fugitive love Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), the Marine-turned-terrorist-congressman-turned-triple-agent-cum-boyfriend, last seen as Carrie saw him to the Canadian border, after the bombing of CIA headquarters - the endgame of a complicated plot for which Brody had been framed.
September 23, 2013 |
“Modern Family”? Check. “Breaking Bad”? Double check. Jeff Daniels? Whaaaaaa???? The 2013 Emmy Awards made for a changeable evening with voters swinging wildly between rubber-stamping old favorites and offering up jaw-dropping surprises. It was, to quote noted Emmy handicapper Jimi Hendrix, a "frustrating mess" for anyone making predictions. That said, let's run down the list of winners and see whether we can make some sense from the higgledy-piggledy happenings of the evening.
September 22, 2013 |
The Emmys red carpet race doesn't officially kick off until Sunday afternoon, but the fashion show really started in L.A. over weekend, with a swirl of pre-awards-show parties and photo ops. The best looks of the weekend captured the fun, flirty 1950s vibe running through fashion right now. That meant dresses with short or tea-length full skirts and festive prints. (At fashion week, one of the most popular looks among editors and bloggers in the front row was a very Audrey Hepburn-looking white, button-down shirt tucked into a full, knee-length or below skirt.)
September 22, 2013 |
Claire Danes won an Emmy for lead actress in a drama series Sunday for her role as psychologically troubled CIA officer Carrie Mathison on the Showtime series “Homeland.” Is a streak in its beginning stages? Danes took home the trophy last year too. Just as then, she was the favorite to win this year in the category, which included Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men"), Robin Wright ("House of Cards"), Michelle Dockery ("Downton Abbey"), Connie Britton ("Nashville"), Kerry Washington ("Scandal")
September 20, 2013 |
Bryan Cranston has three. So does Julia Louis-Dreyfus. And Claire Danes and Jim Parsons are close behind, with two Emmys each. Will these voters favorites return to the podium Sunday? Or will a new group -- Kerry Washington and Louis C.K. among them -- win their first acting Emmys? After looking at the supporting races here , let's lay some odds on the lead acting categories. LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA Bryan Cranston , "Breaking Bad" Odds: 2-1. "Say My Name"?
September 13, 2013 |
Stephen Colbert has made a career out of conducting uncomfortable interviews, but on Thursday he brought new meaning to the term "cringe-worthy" when he sat down with former intelligence official Philip Mudd. Mudd, who has served as the deputy director of the CIA's counter-terrorist center and as a senior intelligence advisor at the FBI, stopped by the show to talk about his new book, "Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda. " Let's just say he's no Saul Berenson. The conversation began pleasantly enough, with Mudd discussing the changes to Al Qaeda over the past 12 years and emphasizing the importance of human informants in the fight against terrorism. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times But then Colbert made a joke about "Homeland," and, well, things got awkward very quickly.