July 4, 2016 |
Is it that time already? The nominations for the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced July 14. Each year, we remind ourselves that the Emmys don't matter all that much - but that doesn't mean we don't like to see our favorites get an attaboy (or girl) from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Here, we present you with some names we hope Emmy voters didn't forget to include on their ballots, and we give some props to people and shows for achievements that they don't make awards for. Best Drama Now that Mad Men is over, it's time for Emmy voters to give FX's The Americans all the awards.
April 13, 2014 |
Diaz: Monogamy's for the birds Prospective Cameron Diaz mates may want to pay close attention to the Charlie's Angels angel's chat with InStyle. "I don't know if anyone is really naturally monogamous," Diaz, 41, tells the mag. "We all have the same instincts as animals. But we live in a society where it's been ingrained in us to do these things. " Diaz, whose dating portfolio includes Matt Dillon , Jared Leto , Justin Timberlake , and Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez , says people chase after monogamy "because they've been told, 'This equals happiness.' " Instead, we end up with a big bowl of misery.
August 31, 2012 |
Think things were bad for Prince Harry back home after reports of his Vegas game of strip billiards? Well, if new reports about his carousing are true, then he's royally funked. RadarOnline says Harry and his retinue didn't engage only in innocent games of strip billiards, but were carousing in manners hard-core. "Things got pretty crazy in Prince Harry's suite that night," Anonymous Source tells Radar. "Everyone was drinking and drugs were also being used by some people.
April 17, 2012 |
VEEP. 10 p.m. Sunday, HBO. "What have I been missing here?" asks Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) as she prepares to make nice with a senator (Kate Burton) she hopes will get her out of a tight spot with the plastics industry. "Power," replies the senator, who only pretends to be joking. That's one exchange from the Sunday premiere of HBO's satiric, and hilariously profane "Veep" that doesn't require the insertion of dashes. It also sums up the predicament in which the holder of what our first vice president, John Adams, called "the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived" finds herself after losing her party's nomination to a man who apparently stopped calling as soon as she'd helped get him elected.
November 26, 2004 |
With the release of its first DVDs, Seinfeld demonstrates that, no matter what anyone says, it is not a show about nothing. Already TV's most valuable series in syndication, it has generated magnificent fortunes for its principals. Now, all cleaned up into high def, at $119.95 for a deluxe holiday "two-volume" DVD gift set, complete with salt-and-pepper-shaker tchotchkes, or $49.95 for each unadorned volume, it stands ready to reap another windfall for all involved. Experts will recall the sitcom - picked by TV Guide as the No. 1 show of all time - started fitfully, spread out over two TV seasons, with few fans, but was quaintly backed by NBC executives who just had a feeling there might be something lasting there.
February 26, 2002 |
Anybody who saw even an hour of the Winter Olympics knows that NBC will premiere two sitcoms this week, Watching Ellie, tonight at 8:30, and Leap of Faith, Thursday at 8:30. Faith's six million previews trotted out the standard New York single-girl sex-com ensemble. Will the bubbly blonde dump her dullard fiance and sleep her way through the five boroughs, discussing every nuance with her two girlfriends (one African American) and male buddy (who is, of course, clueless in the intricate ways of women)
May 7, 2000 |
Come back, Elaine! We miss you. And we miss hearing you bad-mouthing all your friends every week on Seinfeld. OK, you've been off minding your kids for two years, but isn't all that diaper duty and meal-planning blunting your carbon-steel tongue? Julia Louis-Dreyfus, whose tongue seems as soft as a marshmallow on this hot and sunny Los Angeles day, couldn't care less. "It's fabulous to be a full-time mom," she says. She has two sons, Henry, 7, and Charles, 2, with TV producer husband Brad Hall.
December 30, 1997 |
"James Bond was a [sleaze]! just going for one girl after another . . . and he was a lush, too. " - James Cameron, director of "Titanic," on the 007 mystique Noel Gallagher isn't known for his tact. The Oasis lead singer has made controversial remarks about drugs and religion and once boasted about his teen-age life of crime. But last week on Italian radio, the 30-year-old rocker broke new ground when he suggested that he thinks members of the royal family should be shot. "I don't like the queen.
December 27, 1997 |
It was a show about nothing, with characters we'd want nothing to do with: self-involved and superficial, whiny and weird, failures in life, business, and love - and we haven't even started on George. But America embraced Seinfeld. We fell in love with Jerry Seinfeld, the stand-up comedian, playing Jerry Seinfeld, the stand-up comedian; with Julia Louis-Dreyfus as former-girlfriend-turned-platonic-pal Elaine; with Michael Richards as the demento Cosmo Kramer, and with Jason Alexander as George "Cantstandya" Costanza, Loser King.
December 24, 1996 |
"It's so much fun to have kids in your life, especially at the holidays. I used to shop for jewelry, shoes and wonderful workout outfits. Now I shop for toys. " - Grandmother Shirley MacLaine Chelsea Clinton is probably wishing the earth would just swallow her up, now that her dad has discussed her social life with the whole world in the pages of the latest People magazine. Granted, our easily embarrassed adolescence is way behind us, but we think President Clinton played it pretty cool in the recent interview: On the First Daughter's dates, he said: "I have met a lot of her young friends.