TCA Awards Honor ‘Empire,’ ‘The Americans,’ Amy Schumer and Jon Hamm
Aug10

TCA Awards Honor ‘Empire,’ ‘The Americans,’ Amy Schumer and Jon Hamm

It was a big night for Jon Hamm, Amy Schumer, “The Americans” and “Empire” at the 31st annual TCA Awards held Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton. The non-televised ceremonies were hosted by James Corden of CBS’s “Late Late Show,” who got the festivities off to a rollicking, irreverent start with cracks about the awards themselves. “When I was first asked to host the TCAs, I thought it was the ‘Teen Choice Awards,’” he said, and went...

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‘Mad Men’ Cast Reflects on Humble Beginnings and Mysterious Endings at PaleyFest
Mar24

‘Mad Men’ Cast Reflects on Humble Beginnings and Mysterious Endings at PaleyFest

Think back to the 2007, when AMC was a cable channel known for playing old movies. And then along came “Mad Men,” the 1960s era drama series that ushered in a whole new age of original programming for the basic cabler–and became a show that was quickly embraced by critics and viewers and lauded with dozens of awards. Memories of that time were front and center as the cast of “Mad Men” took the stage at the Dolby...

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A Hamm-y Host it Will Be as Former Letterman and Leading Man Jon Hamm Emcees the ESPYs
Jul16

A Hamm-y Host it Will Be as Former Letterman and Leading Man Jon Hamm Emcees the ESPYs

Many just know him as the enigmatic Don Draper on “Mad Men.” But those who have followed Jon Hamm’s career closely over the past few years will realize that in addition to the tall, dark, handsome, brilliant, broody and deceptive Draper character that he plays so convincingly, Hamm has a light, goofy and quick-witted side as well.   Those qualities will come to the fore as Hamm takes on a new gig, hosting the 2013 ESPY Awards on...

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So Much Acting Talent, So Few Emmy Statuettes
Jul20

So Much Acting Talent, So Few Emmy Statuettes

With nominations announced by a pajama-clad Emmy host-to-be Jimmy Kimmel, this is shaping up to be one of the most competitive and fascinating competitions in years, especially when it comes to the big acting categories.   The Emmy Awards are known for serial recognition of actors at the height of their game, nominating them year in and year out. Whether those people end up taking home the statuette, they are taking up valuable...

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Zou Bisou Bisou! Things We Just Learned about Mad Men
Mar26

Zou Bisou Bisou! Things We Just Learned about Mad Men

The two-hour premiere of the long awaited fifth season of  “Mad Men” was a huge education.   First, it answered the big question: did Megan actually get married to Don in the 17 months that have passed since the dapper Mr. Draper unexpectedly proposed to her in the cliffhanger season four finale? Oh, yeah, they did. And from the looks of it, it appears to be a relationship based upon truth– as it is revealed that Megan...

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