LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Television’s “Mad Men” will bid for a fourth straight Emmy on Sunday, hoping to fend off the Prohibition-era gangsters of “Boardwalk Empire” and the warring kings and knights of “Game of Thrones” for the industry’s top honors.
After months of anticipation, the stars and creators of dozens of comedies and dramas gather in Los Angeles for the annual Prime-time Emmy Awards ceremony that celebrates the best of television.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – There aren’t many reality TV shows that stage their own world premiere.
But this is Simon Cowell and his much-hyped new singing contest “The X Factor”, which rolled out the red carpet in Hollywood on Wednesday night ahead of his return to U.S. television next week.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 14 (Reuters) – If there are any sure bets
at this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, they are
“Modern Family” again being crowned TV’s best comedy series and
Kate Winslet winning for her role in “Mildred Pierce”.
Most everything else is up for grabs at the TV industry’s
highest honors in what awards watchers call one of the closest
Emmys in years.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Marilu Henner has enjoyed living with a fantastic memory since she was a child, but it was only recently that her special powers were diagnosed as real-life condition and given a name.
Now the “Taxi” actress and self-help author is a consultant on the new TV crime drama “Unforgettable” featuring a detective played by Poppy Montgomery who can’t forget the past. Henner also has been cast on the show in a very different role.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Singer Justin Timberlake took home two more Emmys on Saturday in his burgeoning career as a comedic actor, while Gwyneth Paltrow added a television honor to a life spent mostly in the movies.
The 30-year-old, who started out as a pop singer, already has two Emmys for his previous work on “Saturday Night Live.”
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Wimps, wusses, or just plain weaklings — men are in for a tough time in the next few months on U.S. television.
Both at home and at work, men are either emasculated, out maneuvered, or searching for what it means to be a modern man in a slew of new TV comedies and dramas that feature women firmly in charge while men flounder.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Randee Heller is walking the Emmy red carpet for the first time this year, but hoping that her many fans — some of whom created a Facebook page in her honor — won’t recognize her.
That’s because the “Mad Men” actress is nominated for her guest role in the 1960s TV drama as the cantankerous, racist, octogenarian secretary Miss Blankenship — a character that added 20 years and hours of make-up to Heller’s real self.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – It was a disastrous attack that played out live on television 10 years ago, riveting a horrified nation for days.
But the thought-provoking films and TV shows that followed, depicting the fiery attacks of September 11, 2001 and their aftermath, have mostly been shunned by American audiences who favored escapist movies and almost-reality TV while wars raged in Iraq and Afghanistan in the decade that followed.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The family of Amy Winehouse will give their first major television interview since the British singer’s death in June to American journalist Anderson Cooper for the September 12 launch of his new TV program.
Cooper, who launches his own syndicated daytime talk show next week, said in a Twitter message on Tuesday that he would be speaking with Winehouse’s father Mitch, her mother, stepmother and boyfriend for the launch of “Anderson.”
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The tragedy-marred “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” reality show went ahead with a ‘life must go on’ attitude Monday night, but the newly-edited version left an uncomfortable taste in the mouth of many TV viewers and critics.
Los Angeles Times TV writer Mary McNamara said the second season of the Bravo show — shot months ago — should have been scrapped after the suicide last month of Russell Taylor, the estranged and reportedly deeply indebted husband of cast member Taylor Armstrong.