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July 12, 2012 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
If you happen to run into Aaron Paul these days, you're likely to encounter an actor almost bursting with warmth and bliss - in other words, the polar opposite of Jesse Pinkman, the tortured junkie Paul plays on AMC's"Breaking Bad. " The Emmy winner has many reasons behind his positive vibe: He's "madly in love" with his fiancée whom he plans to marry next year and he's enjoying a few months off from filming the series. Despite the good mood, Paul is preparing for the emotional storm clouds on the horizon: "Breaking Bad," which has established Paul as one of Hollywood's most vivid young talents, is launching its fifth and final season Sunday, and will end its run next year.
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March 7, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Aaron Paul rolled into the "Need for Speed" premiere on Thursday night in Hollywood, but just barely - the classic car he and wife Lauren Parsekian were riding in overheated just as they arrived at the red carpet. "That never happened once during the shoot!" a smiling Paul told reporters who quizzed him on the carpet about the mechanical failure. We'd hope not, given the high-powered nature of the vehicles that will tear up movie screens starting May 14. For the premiere, the actor best known for "Breaking Bad" was behind the wheel of a 1969 Ford Torino GT , one of the cars his lead character drives in the movie .  After his Emmy-winning run in the intense, recently ended meth-themed AMC TV drama, Paul said starring in an action film was just the right medicine.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp
Aaron Paul blinked back tears from the podium as he accepted his second supporting actor Emmy for his turn as the troubled Jesse Pinkman on “Breaking Bad.” Paul said he didn't expect to win, figuring his costar Giancarlo Esposito would take the trophy, as many predicted, for playing the drug kingpin Gus Fring. EMMYS:  Full coverage  |  Winners  |  Reactions  |  Red carpet arrivals  |  Timeline  |  Highlights  |  Best & worst “I cried in his arms and said, 'It doesn't make sense to me that I was on that stage and you're not,'” Paul said backstage.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
It's been eight weeks and two days (or about 1,392 hours) since the series finale of "Breaking Bad" took (some of) America by the throat with its conclusion -- but who's counting? For those who feel a hole in their heart from its absence, the complete series is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray--the Collector's Edition comes packaged in a cash-less barrel and contains a Los Pollos apron. Also included is "No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad. " The two-hour special-features documentary, as the title suggests, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the final eight episodes--fans will get to know the crew, will see how prone to crying Aaron Paul really is, and just how much of a potty-mouth Dean Norris has. PHOTOS: 'Breaking Bad,' every season, every episode To promote the release, creator Vince Gilligan and cast members Bryan Cranston (Walter White)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Is Aaron Paul in line for another Emmy nomination? Though it's not a sure thing, the two-time Emmy Award winner, who has scored two awards for "Breaking Bad," has been selected as one of the announcers who will unveil the key nominees for the 65th Primetime Emmy Nominations on July 18. Performers who have been chosen in the past to announce the nominations are usually considered to have good chances of securing a nomination. FULL COVERAGE: Emmys 2013 Paul will be joined at the podium by Kate Mara, co-star of "House of Cards.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
In the grand tradition of "Late Night" TV parodies " Game of Desks " and " Downton Sixbey " comes "Joking Bad," a spot-on spoof unveiled Wednesday targeting everyone's favorite meth drama, "Breaking Bad. " In the epic, 13-minute sketch, Jimmy Fallon, rather than being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, is given six months to come up with new material for "The Tonight Show. " PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of 'Breaking Bad' His quest for the finest jokes leads to encounters with a number of "Breaking Bad"-inspired characters (and at least one real one)
NEWS
June 10, 2010 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Through much of the third season of "Breaking Bad," partners in crime Walter White and Jesse Pinkman took separate journeys. Walt beat cancer (for the time being) but lost his wife when she learned he was cooking and dealing drugs. And Jesse, following the overdose death of his girlfriend, came out of rehab determined to embrace the bleak truth about his place in the world. Those parallel stories left little for actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul to do together, much to the dismay of series creator Vince Gilligan.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Breaking Bad's" final season premieres July 15, but the show is getting a special premiere event July 14 in San Diego during the Comic-Con International. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will both be in attendance, along with most of the show's supporting cast, including Anna Gunn, Jonathan Banks, Dean Norris, Bob Odenkirk and Betsy Brandt. (Basically, anyone in the cast who didn't have half his face blown off last season.) While the world of meth dealers and warring drug cartels may seem a little gritty and unusual for the normally fantasy-tinged genre material of Comic-Con, series creator Vince Gilligan has shown an affinity for costume colorations that would do any comic book writer proud.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Aaron Paul rolled into the "Need for Speed" premiere on Thursday night in Hollywood, but just barely - the classic car he and wife Lauren Parsekian were riding in overheated just as they arrived at the red carpet. "That never happened once during the shoot!" a smiling Paul told reporters who quizzed him on the carpet about the mechanical failure. We'd hope not, given the high-powered nature of the vehicles that will tear up movie screens starting May 14. For the premiere, the actor best known for "Breaking Bad" was behind the wheel of a 1969 Ford Torino GT , one of the cars his lead character drives in the movie .  After his Emmy-winning run in the intense, recently ended meth-themed AMC TV drama, Paul said starring in an action film was just the right medicine.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
When the "Breaking Bad" finale ended, the "Breaking Bad" party went into high gear. The sold-out screening of the finale of "Breaking Bad" at Hollywood Forever Cemetery served as the opening act for Aaron Paul's loud and jubilant VIP after-party to celebrate the end of the series that established him as one of Hollywood's hottest stars. The party was the conclusion of an event staged by Paul, who played troubled junkie Jesse Pinkman on the series, and his wife Lauren to benefit the Kind Campaign, a movement and school program bringing awareness and healing to the problem of girl-against-girl crime and bullying.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
When the "Breaking Bad" finale ended, the "Breaking Bad" party went into high gear. The sold-out screening of the finale of "Breaking Bad" at Hollywood Forever Cemetery served as the opening act for Aaron Paul's loud and jubilant VIP after-party to celebrate the end of the series that established him as one of Hollywood's hottest stars. The party was the conclusion of an event staged by Paul, who played troubled junkie Jesse Pinkman on the series, and his wife Lauren to benefit the Kind Campaign, a movement and school program bringing awareness and healing to the problem of girl-against-girl crime and bullying.
BUSINESS
September 27, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- With the potency of a batch of 99.1% pure blue meth cooked by Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, "Breaking Bad" has turned into a breakout hit for Twitter. The Emmy-winning drama is the most-tweeted-about television show right now with AMC running a "Breaking Bad" marathon, hitting more than 100,000 tweets a day in the run-up to Sunday's series finale, the social networking service said Friday. As the end nears, "Breaking Bad" is making sure that fans don't feel like they are holed up alone in the equivalent of Walter White's snow-bound New Hampshire cabin.
SCIENCE
September 27, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan
The cast of AMC's Breaking Bad has always had great chemistry, as the Emmy's have noted, but is the science any good? Organic chemist Donna Nelson of the University of Oklahoma hopes so. She's the one who has made sure the methamphetamine musings penned by screenwriter/producer Vince Gilligan for Brian Cranston's character Walter White, (a.k.a. Heisenberg, the show's anti-hero) are correct. So it's not just Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) shouting "Yeah, science!" in the first season's Episode 7 ( "A No Rough-Stuff-Type Deal" )
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
As Jesse Pinkman yearned to see the stars in Sunday's episode of "Breaking Bad," the cast of the soon-to-be-finished AMC drama found themselves the luminous point of Emmys night. The gritty series took home the prize for best drama at the end of the night -- the first in the critically acclaimed drama's five-season run. "This is the answer to wishes and prayers of mine," Bryan Cranston, who plays villainous Walter White, told reporters backstage. "I've been blessed in the past.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2013 | By Todd VanDerWerff
“Breaking Bad” is the story of Walter White. That seems obvious, of course. Bryan Cranston is at the center of nearly every episode, and he's the guy who's won three Emmys for his work as its lead character. But where many TV shows that run five seasons expand and expand, incorporating a larger understanding of their own worlds, “Breaking Bad” has honed itself to a fine point. As other stories and characters fall by the wayside, as all of his excuses and rationales prove hollow and false, there's still Walter White, sitting alone in a cabin in the New Hampshire woods, with two copies of “Mr.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Yes, "Breaking Bad" is coming to an end on TV. But just because the story of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman is ending, it doesn't mean you can't stage your own fantasy continuations of the story at home. And what better way to create those fantasies than to have a few of the actual props from the show? The auction website ScreenBid is selling off a couple hundred props used on the acclaimed AMC drama series, with highlights including Hector "Tico" Salamanca's wheelchair ($5,000 opening bid)
BUSINESS
September 27, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- With the potency of a batch of 99.1% pure blue meth cooked by Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, "Breaking Bad" has turned into a breakout hit for Twitter. The Emmy-winning drama is the most-tweeted-about television show right now with AMC running a "Breaking Bad" marathon, hitting more than 100,000 tweets a day in the run-up to Sunday's series finale, the social networking service said Friday. As the end nears, "Breaking Bad" is making sure that fans don't feel like they are holed up alone in the equivalent of Walter White's snow-bound New Hampshire cabin.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2013 | By Todd VanDerWerff
Alfred Hitchcock famously said that the difference between suspense and surprise hinges on audience foreknowledge. Picture two people eating. Now imagine a bomb underneath the table, about to go off. Suspense requires the audience to know the bomb is there, to live in terrible anticipation that it will go off and explode two characters we've hopefully come to know and like. Surprise is what happens when the audience doesn't know, and the bomb just goes off. Both methods can work, but in my experience, suspense is generally preferable to surprise.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
In the grand tradition of "Late Night" TV parodies " Game of Desks " and " Downton Sixbey " comes "Joking Bad," a spot-on spoof unveiled Wednesday targeting everyone's favorite meth drama, "Breaking Bad. " In the epic, 13-minute sketch, Jimmy Fallon, rather than being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, is given six months to come up with new material for "The Tonight Show. " PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of 'Breaking Bad' His quest for the finest jokes leads to encounters with a number of "Breaking Bad"-inspired characters (and at least one real one)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2013 | By Todd VanDerWerff
Alfred Hitchcock famously said that the difference between suspense and surprise hinges on audience foreknowledge. Picture two people eating. Now imagine a bomb underneath the table, about to go off. Suspense requires the audience to know the bomb is there, to live in terrible anticipation that it will go off and explode two characters we've hopefully come to know and like. Surprise is what happens when the audience doesn't know, and the bomb just goes off. Both methods can work, but in my experience, suspense is generally preferable to surprise.
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