December 12, 2012 |
Cable dramas and network comedies were in the spotlight Wednesday morning as the nominees for the 19 th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced. In the drama category, cable favorites like “Homeland,” “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad” and “Boardwalk Empire” picked up multiple nominations, while network series were all but overlooked. The same was true in the TV movie or miniseries category, where HBO's “Hemingway & Gellhorn” and “Game Change” and History's “Hatfields & McCoys” were honored.
June 9, 2012 |
Tina Fey owes Sarah Palin; after all, it was Fey's spot-on impersonation of the former Republican vice presidential candidate that helped earn her an Emmy for"Saturday Night Live" in 2009. But this year, while Fey will almost certainly be up for television's top award again for her show"30 Rock," it's quite likely that another actress will get a nod for her Palin posturing. And Fey couldn't be happier for Julianne Moore, who nails Palin in the HBO movie "Game Change. " "She's fantastic!
November 8, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 10 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES The Graham Norton Show Elton John, Judi Dench, Jeremy Paxman and John Bishop are guests in this new episode of the comedy variety series. 10 p.m. BBC America SPECIALS Miss Universe Miss USA, Erin Brady, is hoping to succeed fellow New Englander Olivia Culpo of Rhode Island as women around the world travel to Moscow to vie for the Miss Universe crown.
June 30, 2011 |
MSNBC suspended political analyst Mark Halperin on Thursday morning after he used an anatomical epithet to describe President Obama on the “Morning Joe” show. Halperin, an editor at Time magazine, was discussing Obama’s barbed comments aimed at Republicans made at Wednesday’s press conference and said that he thought the president was a being “kind of a .... " “Mark Halperin's comments [Thursday] morning were completely inappropriate and unacceptable,” MSNBC said in a statement.
December 22, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday. R. Kelly says he is ready to film 32 new chapters of his infamous melodrama hip-hopera series, "Trapped in the Closet. " All he needs is a little funding. ( TMZ ) "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is already doing well at the box office. Look out, "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" -- the No. 2 spot is up for grabs. ( Los Angeles Times) Josh Krajcik sings a duet with Alanis Morissette during the final performance episode of "The X Factor.
June 21, 2012 |
The game plan was simple: Everybody liked Julianne Moore. She was the "wish" in their wish list. Director Jay Roach says, "I'm a gigantic fan - it was always, 'Oh, man, wouldn't it be great to get her?'" while writer Danny Strong recalls, "I was lobbying for her from the get-go. " Julianne Moore was irresistible, and when HBO, Roach and Strong approached her about playing Sarah Palin in "Game Change" - a movie based on a portion of the book of the same name by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin - the opportunity was impossible to resist.
January 11, 2012 |
Hope is easier to embrace than reality. That is one of the themes of Jodi Kantor's new book, "The Obamas," which tells the story of the first couple's arrival in the White House and their subsequent struggles to adapt to Washington and its ways while facing expectations that may have been equaled only in the early days of John F. Kennedy's Camelot. Kantor's account of the Obamas' first weeks in the capital is a reminder of a euphoria that seems very far away today, as the president continues to grapple with a tepid economy and the lock step Republican opposition to almost every facet of his agenda.
November 20, 2012 |
Caught “Game Change” on cable the other night. Read Charlotte Allen's Op-Ed article , “Hey, GOP, take the Palin cure,” in The Times on Sunday. And what did I learn? Well, something doesn't add up. Or, to paraphrase “I Love Lucy”: “Charlotte, you got some 'splainin' to do.” In her Op-Ed, Allen serves up equal parts lemonade and venomade in making her case that Sarah Palin should be the Republican presidential candidate in 2016. In Allen's view, Palin has it all: She has blue-collar appeal, she's “tough as nails,” and best of all, she's a woman, which, in Allen's world, gives her this advantage: “Men love Sarah Palin, and she loves men.” Yep, just what the GOP needs: a Marilyn Monroe who hunts moose too. Now, Allen also likes men, but there are some women she's not too keen about.
December 23, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday. Melanie Amaro wins "The X Factor. " Also, Leona Lewis performs on the show. ( Los Angeles Times ) Rapper Tyler the Creator is arrested in connection with the vandalizing of a West Hollywood nightclub. ( Los Angeles Times ) The trailer is out for Ridley Scott's highly anticipated sci-fi movie "Prometheus. " ( Hero Complex ) Lady Gaga is gifting a previously unreleased track from "Born This Way" to her Little Monsters on Christmas Day. ( MTV )
March 27, 2013 |
"Doctor Who" is celebrating 50 years on the air this year, new episodes begin airing Saturday and to top it all off, the good Doctor has just received a Peabody Award for 50 years of "evolving with technology and the times like nothing else in the known television universe. " The awards, announced Wednesday by the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, are selected by a board of judges to highlight the best in electronic media. The honorees were announced at a ceremony on the University of Georgia campus, but the awards won't be handed out until a luncheon event in New York City on May 20. The Institutional Peabody to "Doctor Who" was just one of 39 honorees named this year.