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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Daryl Sabara

Daryl Sabara was born in Torrance, California, on June 14, 1992. He is an American actor who began his career as a child actor in 1992 when he played the role of Baby Brown in the television series ‘Murphy Brown’. He made his film debut when he provided the voice for Noburu in the 1999 film ‘My Neighbors the Yamadas’. He has since gone on to establish a successful career in both television and film. He is particularly well-known for his role in the ‘Spy Kids’ series of films in which he played Juni Cortez. Other movies for which he

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Daryl Sabara
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Emmy-Winning TV Director Peter Baldwin Dies at 86

Emmy-Winning TV Director Peter Baldwin Dies at 86
Peter Baldwin, who started as an actor and went on to become a prolific TV director throughout the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, died Nov. 19 in Pebble Beach, Calif. He was 86.

Baldwin won a Primetime Emmy Award for directing “The Wonder Years” and a Cable Ace Award for “Dream On.”

Born in Winnetka, Ill., he was discovered by a Hollywood talent scout in his senior year at Stanford. He became one of Paramount’s “Golden Circle of Newcomers” and appeared in films including “Stalag 17,” “Little Boy Lost” and Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments.”

He served three years in the Navy and returned to Paramount, where he appeared in “The Tin Star” and “Teacher’s Pet” with Clark Gable and Doris Day.

After touring with Julie Harris in “The Warm Peninsula” play, Baldwin moved to Italy, where he appeared in films by Robert Rossellini, Dino Risi and Francesco Rosi. There he started
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Peter Baldwin, Actor and Emmy-Winning TV Director, Dies at 86

Peter Baldwin, an actor turned prolific Emmy-winning TV director with credits including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Sanford and Son, Murphy Brown and The Wonder Years, has died. He was 86.

Baldwin died Sunday at his home in Pebble Beach, California, his son, Drew Baldwin, CEO of Tubefilter and creator and executive producer of the Streamy Awards, announced.

A former actor and contract player at Paramount Pictures, Baldwin cut his teeth behind the camera in Italy when he served as an assistant director under the legendary Vittorio De Sica on Woman Times Seven (1967)...
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Peter Baldwin, Actor and Emmy-Winning TV Director, Dies at 86

Peter Baldwin, Actor and Emmy-Winning TV Director, Dies at 86
Peter Baldwin, an actor turned prolific Emmy-winning TV director with credits including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Sanford and Son, Murphy Brown and The Wonder Years, has died. He was 86.

Baldwin died Sunday at his home in Pebble Beach, California, his son, Drew Baldwin, CEO of Tubefilter and creator and executive producer of the Streamy Awards, announced.

A former actor and contract player at Paramount Pictures, Baldwin cut his teeth behind the camera in Italy when he served as an assistant director under the legendary Vittorio De Sica on Woman Times Seven (1967)...
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Scott Bryce

Scott Bryce is an actor who was born on January 6, 1958, in New York City. He is sometimes credited for his work as Scott M. Bryce and the ‘M’ stands for his middle name, Macalister. Bryce has had a successful career in both television and film, although he is most famous for his television performances. One of his earlier television roles was playing Rick Bonner in ‘The Facts of Life’ in 1988. He went on to play Nick Sterling in ‘2000 Malibu Road’ and Will Forrest in ‘Murphy Brown’. However, he is now probably best-known for playing the role

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Spotlight: Lily Tomlin's Charity Work

Throughout her extraordinary career, Lily Tomlin has received numerous awards, including six Emmys and a recent nomination for her narration on “An Apology to Elephants”; a Tony for each of her one-woman Broadway shows, Appearing Nitely and Jane Wagner’s The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe; a Grammy for her comedy album, This is a Recording; and two Peabody Awards. In 2003, she was the recipient of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Tomlin was born in Detroit, Michigan, and rose to national prominence in December 1969 in the cast of the top-rated Laugh-In. Tomlin went on to co-write, with Jane Wagner, and star in six comedy television specials, and has guest starred on numerous television shows, such as Homicide, X-Files, Will and Grace, Murphy Brown, The West Wing, NCIS, and the acclaimed FX series, Damages. She is also heard as the voice of the science teacher Ms.
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‘Big Bang’s Lee Aronsohn Makes Feature Documentary Debut With ‘Magic Music’

‘Big Bang’s Lee Aronsohn Makes Feature Documentary Debut With ‘Magic Music’
Exclusive: He is a very well-respected name in television known for Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and Murphy Brown, and now Lee Aronsohn can add documentary filmmaker to his repertoire. For Aronsohn’s documentary feature debut, he went back to his college days. He wrote, produced and directed 40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie, which is about his quest to find out what happened to a well-known band that would play on the campus of his alma mater — the…
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Jamie Lee Curtis to Star in, Co-Write, and Produce CBS Funeral Home Comedy

Six Feet Under” fans, take note: A new series about a family-run funeral business is in the works. Deadline reports that Jamie Lee Curtis has signed on to star, co-write, and executive produce “Quality of Life,” a multi-camera comedy that’s currently in development at CBS.

Described as a “multi-generational sitcom” about the family’s funeral home and “the unique perspective that growing up in a funeral home gives you,” the pilot will be co-written by Curtis and Janis Hirsch (“Will & Grace,” “Murphy Brown”).

While “Quality of Life” sounds like a lighter, more network-friendly take on the family biz than “Six Feet Under,” we can still expect some dark humor given its subject matter. It’s also great to see a series led by an actress who’s nearly 60 (Curtis is 58). As a recent study from the Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film reported, “Few characters of either sex age into their 60s and beyond.” In the 2016–17 season, just four percent of male characters and two percent of females were 60 or above on broadcast network series.

Curtis starred in Ryan Murphy’s “Scream Queens” from 2015–16. The comedic horror anthology series ran on Fox for two seasons before being cancelled. She earned an Emmy nod in 1998 for her role in “Nicholas’ Gift,” a TV movie.

Less than a week ago Curtis made headlines with the news that she’ll be returning to the “Halloween” franchise, reprising her iconic role as Laurie Strode. The latest installment of the horror series will bow October 19, 2018.

Jamie Lee Curtis to Star in, Co-Write, and Produce CBS Funeral Home Comedy was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Jamie Lee Curtis to Star in, Produce Funeral Home Comedy in Development at CBS (Exclusive)

Jamie Lee Curtis to Star in, Produce Funeral Home Comedy in Development at CBS (Exclusive)
Jamie Lee Curtis will star in and executive produce a new multi-cam comedy in development at CBS, Variety has learned exclusively.

The project, titled “Quality of Life” is described as a multi-generational sitcom set at a family-run funeral home, tackling life through the unique perspective that growing up in a funeral home gives you. Curtis will play the family matriarch. She and Janis Hirsch came up with the story for the project, with Hirsch writing the script. Both Curtis and Hirsch will also executive produce, along with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum. CBS Television Studios will produce.

The news comes on the heels of the announcement that Curtis will reprise her iconic role as Laurie Strode in the upcoming “Halloween” film. Curtis’ character will have a final confrontation with Michael Myers, the ghoulish masked figure who has plagued her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Franchise
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Emmys 2017: “Big Little Lies,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and Lena Waithe Win Big

Kidman won best lead actress in a limited series for “Big Little Lies”: CBS/YouTube

The 2017 Emmy Awards were a great night for women in television. Not only did the two biggest awards go to women-centric series — “The Handmaid’s Tale” took home the best drama series statuette and “Veep” was named best comedy — the ceremony marked several Emmys firsts for women. “Master of None’s” Lena Waithe is now the first black woman to win an Emmy for best comedy writing, for example. What’s more, winners like Waithe, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Elisabeth Moss used their speeches to honor women’s stories and the social issues women face every day.

Here are some of the highlights from last night’s ceremony:

Nicole Kidman Shines a Light on Domestic Abuse

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Kidman, who won best lead actress in a limited series for portraying “Big Little Lies’” Celeste, a woman caught in an abusive marriage, took a moment from her speech to acknowledge the pervasiveness of domestic abuse in the real world. “Sometimes when you’re acting you get a chance to bring a bigger message,” the Oscar-winning actress observed. “We shine a light on domestic abuse [in “Bll”]. It is a complicated, insidious disease. It exists far more than we allow ourselves to know. It is filled with shame, secrecy, and by you acknowledging me with this award it shines a light on it even more.”

Lena Waithe Thanks Her Lgbtqia Family

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Waithe and Aziz Ansari shared an Emmy for writing “Thanksgiving,” an episode of “Master of None” that traces the years-long coming out story of Waithe’s character, Denise. Waithe used her time at the podium to recognize her “Lgbtqia family.” “I see each and every one of you,” she gushed. “The things that make us different — those are superpowers. Every day when you walk out the door and put on your imaginary cape and go out there an conquer the world, because the world would not be as beautiful as it is if we weren’t in it.”

Waithe, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Reed Morano Blaze Some Trails

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As mentioned, last night’s ceremony saw many firsts for women in TV. Louis-Dreyfus became the first performer to win six consecutive Emmys for the same role. Until this year’s Emmy Awards, Louis-Dreyfus had been sharing the record with “Murphy Brown’s” Candice Bergen.

Perhaps most exciting is Reed Morano’s outstanding directing for a drama series victory for “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The “Meadowland” helmer is the first woman in 22 years to take home the honor. The last time a woman was recognized in the category was in 1995, when Mimi Leder won an Emmy for directing an episode of “ER.” This honor couldn’t be more well-deserved, but damn, 22 years is a depressing amount of time to go without a woman winning this award, so as sweet as this victory is, it’s a powerful reminder of how little recognition women directors have received.

Women-Centric Series Dominate the Night

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All three of the “best series” prizes went to women-driven shows: “The Handmaid’s Tale” won outstanding drama series, “Veep” outstanding comedy series, and “Big Little Lies” outstanding limited series. If that wasn’t exciting enough, “Handmaid’s Tale” also saw wins for Morano and stars Elisabeth Moss and Ann Dowd. Adding to “Bll’s” success was Kidman’s win and Laura Dern’s for best supporting actress in a limited series or movie.

When “Bll” was named best limited series, stars Kidman and Reese Witherspoon both called for more stories about women on the small screen. “Bring women to the front of their own stories, make them the hero of their own stories,” Witherspoon emphasized. Kidman added that her creative partnership with Witherspoon on “Bll” came from “a frustration because we weren’t getting great roles. So, now, more great roles for women, please.” (It must be noted, however, that “Bll” was written and directed by men. As important as it is for women to get great roles, we also need to ensure they get great roles behind-the-scenes too.)

During her speech Moss specifically thanked Margaret Atwood, who wrote “The Handmaid’s Tale” novel. “Thank you for you did in 1985 and thank you for what you continue to do for all of us,” Moss said. The author appeared onstage — and received a huge reaction from attendees — when “The Handmaid’s Tale” was named outstanding drama series. She’s credited as a supervising producer on the dystopian drama.

“Well, one take-away would be ‘never believe it can never happen here,’” Atwood herself told the La Times about the underlying message of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” About the series’ Emmy win, she said: “In a way, you can say the handmaids have escaped. They’re out there, and they’re coming to you again in Season 2!”

All of the female winners at the 2017 Emmy Awards are below. List adapted from CNN.

Outstanding drama series

“The Handmaid’s Tale”

Outstanding comedy series

Veep

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series

Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series

Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series

Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live

Outstanding limited series

Big Little Lies

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series

Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies

Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie

Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies

Outstanding writing for a comedy series

Lena Waithe, “Master of None” (with Aziz Ansari)

Outstanding directing for a drama series

Reed Morano, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

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Emmy Winners Make History: Firsts, Mosts and Other Milestone Wins

Emmy Winners Make History: Firsts, Mosts and Other Milestone Wins
While every Emmy win is noteworthy, several this year were downright historical.

Take Atlanta auteur Donald Glover, who early in Sunday night’s ceremony became the first black person to win an Emmy for directing for a comedy. Ever. And this was the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony. (Later in the night, Glover claimed a second prize, for lead comedy actor.)

“I’m glad I was able to make history, but that’s not what I was trying to do. I’m trying to make the best product,” Glover said backstage after winning. “I believe the people deserve quality, and when they taste it,
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Breaks the Emmy Awards Streaming Barrier, One of Several Records Shattered This Year

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Breaks the Emmy Awards Streaming Barrier, One of Several Records Shattered This Year
The streaming TV biz passed the ultimate Emmy threshold on Sunday night, as Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” made history.

“Handmaid’s Tale” picked up the win for outstanding drama series, which represents the first time a streaming service had one won of the top Emmy series prizes. It was just four years ago, in 2013, that Netflix became the first streaming platform to win an Emmy, as “House of Cards” picked up a handful of victories.

“Streaming has arrived, and we’re here to say what a wonderful journey,” said “Handmaid’s Tale” executive producer Warren Littlefield. Added exec producer Bruce Miller: “The way Hulu handled our show, they were bold and behind us and committed to making something interesting.”

The fact that Hulu was the first to land a top Emmy series prize, rather than Netflix, is a bit surprising, as Netflix came into this year’s
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Emmys: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Breaks Record for Most Wins in the Same Role

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Emmys: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Breaks Record for Most Wins in the Same Role
Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her eighth Emmy award on Sunday, taking home her sixth straight trophy for her performance on “Veep.” The actress breaks the record for most primetime Emmy awards won by an actor for the same role, besting “Murphy Brown’s” Candice Bergen and “The Andy Griffith Show’s” Don Knotts. She also ties “Mary Tyler Moore Show” star Cloris Leachman for most acting trophies overall, with eight total (Louis-Dreyfus has two other wins for “Seinfeld” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine.”) The win came late in a show full of political statements, and Louis-Dreyfus kept it going by.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Makes Emmy History as Performer With Most Awards for Same Role

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Makes Emmy History as Performer With Most Awards for Same Role
Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the comedy lead actress trophy for her role on “Veep” at the 69th Annual Emmys in Los Angeles, Calif.

Louis-Dreyfus began her acceptance speech by thanking the “fine, powerful, and funny ladies” in her category. “You are superb and I love you,” she said.

From the stage, she also took a jab at President Donald Trump. “We did have a whole storyline about an impeachment,” she said of the next season of “Veep,” “but we abandoned that because we were afraid someone else might get to it first.”

And with this win, it’s official that history has been made. This is Louis-Dreyfus’ sixth win for portraying former-Veep-turned-former-potus Selina Meyer on the HBO political comedy, which makes her the performer with the most Emmy awards for the same role. Last year she was tied for that title with Don Knotts and Candice Bergen, who had five Emmys for their roles on “The Andy Griffith Show
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16 Movies, TV Shows That Take Place at TV News Stations

16 Movies, TV Shows That Take Place at TV News Stations
When the news in the real world is too much to handle, television shows and movies are there to offer an entertaining take on the world of news.

TV shows and films have been taking viewers behind the scenes at TV news stations for more than 40 years.

From classic shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Murphy Brown to fan-favorite movies like Broadcast News and Groundhog Day and more recent fare like Anchorman and Great News, The Hollywood Reporter takes a look back at the best TV shows and movies that have taken place in TV newsrooms.

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16 Movies, TV Shows That Take Place at TV News Stations

When the news in the real world is too much to handle, television shows and movies are there to offer an entertaining take on the world of news.

TV shows and films have been taking viewers behind the scenes at TV news stations for more than 40 years.

From classic shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Murphy Brown to fan-favorite movies like Broadcast News and Groundhog Day and more recent fare like Anchorman and Great News, The Hollywood Reporter takes a look back at the best TV shows and movies that have taken place in TV newsrooms.

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The Number of Emmys Julia Louis-Dreyfus Has Won May Surprise You

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If awards were handed out for best worst dancing, Julia Louis-Dreyfus would have an extra Emmy to add to her mantle. But even without the bonus statuette for Elaine Benes's epic moves, the former Seinfeld star has plenty of statuettes to her name. Last September, Louis-Dreyfus actually broke a record by earning her sixth Emmy for lead actress in a comedy and her eighth overall (including one for producing). Prior to that win, the actress had maintained a three-way tie with Candice Bergen and Mary Tyler Moore for most lead actress wins. Louis-Dreyfus starting racking up Emmys in 1996, when she won outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for Seinfeld (she'd been nominated each year since 1992). Surprisingly, that was her only solo win for the sitcom; she was nominated seven times between 1992 and 1998. Her next win would be a full decade later for The New Adventures of Old Christine. That
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Candice Bergen Wears ‘Free Melania’ Sweater as She Talks About College Date with Donald Trump

Candice Bergen Wears ‘Free Melania’ Sweater as She Talks About College Date with Donald Trump
Lifelong liberal Candice Bergen showed up to Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Wednesday night with a very special message regarding First Lady Melania Trump.

The 71-year-old Emmy winner appeared on the hit Bravo late night show wearing a navy cashmere sweatshirt with the words “Free Melania” sewn on the front — a phrase that has been circulating the internet since Donald Trump’s presidential campaign launched, implying that the Slovenian former fashion model is trapped in her marriage.

Bergen, who was on the show alongside her Home Again costar Reese Witherspoon, was first photographed wearing the garment on Sept.
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Jay Thomas, ‘Cheers’ & ‘Murphy Brown’ Actor, Found Dead At 69

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Jay Thomas, Cheers and Murphy Brown actor, has died from complications with cancer. He was 69. Jay Thomas, Cheers Actor, Dead At 69 Thomas’ publicist confirmed the news. “Jay Thomas was one of the funniest and kindest men I have ahd the honor to call both client and friend for 25 years, plus,” he said. Thomas’ friend and […]

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Cartoon Brew it turns out the new animated film Leap is actually a previously internationally released animated film named Ballerina, reworked by the Weinsteins for the Us with a new voice cast. The difference: the reviews are terrible this time

Variety Orland Bloom to star in and produce an urban fantasy series called Carnival Row which has humans and mythological species interacting (sounds a smidge like the new Will Smith project Bright)

The Guardian James Cameron interview on Terminator 2. But the part that's getting quoted is his dismissal of Wonder Woman (though he says he enjoyed it)

Variety... but naturally Patty Jenkins has fired back

IndieWire lots of female directors hitting the festivals this year. Here's a list of 20

Nerdist we haven't heard anything about that ill-advised movie remake of The Birds (1963) in a while. But now there's news that another adaptation of the source novella is aiming to be
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