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Sep 19, 2011

‘Modern Family’ wins early Emmys on night of surprises

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Modern Family” dominated the early stages of the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday in a night of surprises and rewards for several newcomers.

The ABC mockumentary about three assorted couples won four trophies, bringing first-time wins for Julie Bowen and her screen husband Ty Burrell in the supporting acting slots.

Sep 19, 2011

‘Modern Family” dominates early Emmy winners

LOS ANGELES, Sept 18 (Reuters) – “Modern Family” dominated
the early winners at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday,
winning the first four trophies for the ABC mockumentary.

Julie Bowen was a surprise first-time winner for her
supporting role in comedy “Modern Family,” while her screen
husband Ty Burrell, also an Emmy rookie, took the trophy for
supporting actor.

Sep 18, 2011

“Mad Men” tries to fend off “Boardwalk” at Emmys

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.

Sep 15, 2011

Hollywood rolls out red carpet for Cowell’s “X Factor”

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.

Sep 14, 2011

Few sure winners seen at the Emmy Awards

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.

Sep 14, 2011

A Minute With: Marilu Henner’s “Unforgettable” life

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.

Sep 11, 2011

Timberlake, “Boardwalk Empire” win at Creative Emmys

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.”

Sep 9, 2011

Wimps and wusses? Men flounder in new U.S. TV shows

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.

Sep 8, 2011

Cranky Miss Blankenship takes Randee Heller to the Emmys

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.

Sep 7, 2011

Still painful, Sept 11 has few rewards for Hollywood

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.

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      "I'm a British import to Los Angeles who still hasn't managed to lose the accent after 10 years. I cover all things celebrity -- Hollywood award shows, stars in trouble, U.S. television and California lifestyle. Before arriving in Los Angeles, I worked for Reuters in London and Italy, covering stories like the death of Princess Diana, the Italian Mafia, and the Good Friday Northern Ireland peace agreement."
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