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Which TV Drama Series Will Win the Golden Globe? (PHOTOS)

No Mad Men? No Game of Thrones? Do you even recognize the Golden Globes Best TV Drama series category anymore?

It’s a strange category to handicap this year. Sunday’s ceremony will most likely see a face-off between Showtime’s Homeland and PBS’s Downton Abbey, both of which won in 2012.

How i…

Gary Susman / January 12, 2013

Which TV Comedy or Musical Series Will Win the Golden Globe? (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

What do the shows The Big Bang Theory, Episodes, Girls, Modern Family, and Smash have in common? Not much, except that this bunch of apples and oranges are competitors for a trophy for Best TV Comedy or Musical Series at the Golden Globes on Jan. 13.

That the category lumps in conventional three-camera…

Gary Susman / January 11, 2013

Which TV Movie or Mini-Series Will Win the Golden Globe? (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

When you’re handicapping the Golden Globes categories for made-for-TV movies and mini-series, there’s one simple rule. When in doubt, bet on HBO.

The premium cable channel has two of the five nominees in the Best TV Movie or Mini-Series category: Game Change and The Girl. That’s bad news for the other three nominee…

Gary Susman / January 10, 2013

Who Will Win the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Drama? (PHOTOS)

The five actresses up for a Golden Globe this Sunday in the TV Drama category — Connie Britton (ABC’s Nashville), Glenn Close (Audience Network’s Damages), Claire Danes (Showtime’s Homeland), Michelle Dockery (PBS’ Downton Abbey) and Julianna Margulies (CBS’ The Good Wife) — are all about prestige. But prestige isn’t enough to win you a trophy.

Gary Susman / January 9, 2013

Who Will Win the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Drama? (PHOTOS)

Five great actors, five great performances. How are Golden Globe voters to choose a winner in the Best Actor in a TV Drama Series category?

Whoever picks up the trophy on Sunday, his victory will probably be based on something less tangible than just merit. That would be buzz. The Globes like what’…

Gary Susman / January 7, 2013

10 New Year’s Resolutions for TV Networks

Admit it: As loyal a TV fan as you are, there were moments in 2012 where you felt like flinging a brick at your flatscreen in frustration. Favorite shows and actors went off the air or ended their seasons too soon, and networks tried to sell you shows and stars and movies you’d rather not…

Gary Susman / January 2, 2013

‘Django Unchained’: The Controversy Surrounding Quentin Tarantino’s New Film Explained in Five Clicks

It wouldn’t be a new Quentin Tarantino release without someone calling out the controversial director. And many objections have already been made against the filmmaker’s latest movie, Django Unchained, which opened Christmas Day.

As usual with Tarantino, reviewers and audiences seem to love the film, yet plenty of prominent critics and activists are u…

Gary Susman / December 28, 2012

‘The Hobbit’ Is Changing the Way You Watch Movies, So How Should You See Peter Jackson’s Prequel?

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey may be set in a mythical ancient past, but the new movie presents viewers with a 21st-century, cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technological dilemma.

If you’re planning to see the fantasy epic when it opens on Dec. 14, you may be faced with as many as six different 2D and 3D…

Gary Susman / December 14, 2012

Golden Globes 2013: Why Were ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ Snubbed? (INSIDE STORY)

Sharpen your swords, genre fans.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the Golden Globe nominations this morning, and two of your favorite shows — HBO’s Game of Thrones and AMC’s The Walking Dead — are nowhere to be found among the nominees.

How is that possible? Critics and fans alike consider…

Gary Susman / December 14, 2012

Daytime Talk Show Winners and Losers of 2012 (PHOTOS)

Après moi, le déluge,” said King Louis XV of France, predicting the anarchy of the French Revolution that followed not long after his demise.

Oprah Winfrey could have said the same thing. The end of her 25-year-old talk show last year left a power vacuum in daytime talk that many competitors scrambled to

Gary Susman / December 12, 2012

Angus T. Jones: Five Ways ‘Two and a Half Men’ Could Write the Badmouthing Star Off the Show (VIDEO)

In his now-infamous YouTube video, Angus T. Jones said he didn’t want to be on CBS’ Two and a Half Men anymore because the religiously-minded actor thinks the show is “filth” — and he may yet get his wish.

Though The Hollywood Reporter is citing sources saying Jones plans to finish out hi…

Gary Susman / November 30, 2012

Kenan Thompson May Be Leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’ for His Own Sitcom

Kenan Thompson leaving NBC’s Saturday Night Live? Oo-wee, what’s up with that?

According to TV Guide, the veteran SNL star is developing a sitcom to star in, a multi-generational family comedy about a man who moves in with his in-laws, that would take him away from the sketch comedy show where he’s bee…

Gary Susman / November 20, 2012

American Music Awards 2012: 7 Memorable Moments

Sunday’s 40th anniversary American Music Awards ceremony might have been the finest AMA show of the 1980s. The 2012 edition seemed packed with nostalgic references to the Reagan Era, from Stevie Wonder showing up to perform “Master Blaster” (in tribute to AMA founder and old-school pop impresario Dick Clark, who died in April), to vintage…

Gary Susman / November 19, 2012

‘Twilight’ Stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner: Where Will They Go From Here?

With the Twilight movie franchise finally over, you’d think that its three stars would be hip-deep in screenplay slush piles, trying to decide which movie offer to accept next. But you’d be wrong.

In fact, Kristen Stewart has nothing on her plate now. After the theatrical release Friday of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn –

Gary Susman / November 17, 2012

Lindsay Lohan’s ‘Liz & Dick’ Executive Producer Says Working With Her Is ‘Not for the Faint of Heart’

Working with Lindsay Lohan creates “serious challenges” around the actress’s “reckless and wanton” behavior, and is not recommended “for the faint of heart.” And that’s according to someone who liked the performance she gave for his project and has a vested interest in its success: The executive producer of her upcoming Lifetime TV movie Liz &

Gary Susman / November 15, 2012

James Franco Is Enchanted by Three Beautiful Witches in New ‘Oz, the Great and Powerful’ Trailer (VIDEO)

Franco, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.

Like Toto and Dorothy after him, James Franco’s wannabe-wizard takes the Tornado Express from Kansas to Oz in the prequel Oz, the Great and Powerful, and, judging by the new trailer released Wednesday (and posted above), he’s in for one bewildering, beautiful, bizarre trip.

Gary Susman / November 14, 2012

‘The Hangover Part III’ Director Todd Phillips Posts Photos From the Set (PHOTOS)

What happens in Vegas… apparently happens all over the place.

The forthcoming The Hangover Part III, which franchise director Todd Phillips is currently shooting, doesn’t involve a wedding or a bachelor party, but it does take the Wolfpack (Bradley CooperZach GalifianakisEd Helms and Justin Bartha) and their familiar debauchery out on the road. 

Gary Susman / November 9, 2012

Election 2012: Donald Trump Fires Back at Brian Williams, Calls Him a ‘Dummy… Never a Smart Guy’

Mark Twain is supposed to have warned against fighting the media by saying, “Never pick a fight with a man who buys his ink by the barrel.” But how do you referee a media war between a man with unlimited airtime and another with a never-idle Twitter feed?

That’s the delicious dilemma facing…

Gary Susman / November 7, 2012

Election 2012: 21 Memorable Moments of the 2012 Presidential Campaign

The 2012 presidential campaign has played like a couple of very long seasons of American Idol – only with, you know, actual consequences for the audience of voters who are watching.

The first season was a year-long series of Republican debates (20 of them!) and primaries, winnowing down a cast of colorful characters to…

Gary Susman / November 5, 2012

Election 2012: 25 Most Influential Celebrities During the Presidential Race (GALLERY)

Come on, if you were a celebrity — someone with wealth, power, name recognition and a public platform — why wouldn’t you try to influence the election?

Really, it’s a wonder more celebrities don’t get involved in electoral politics. After all, they have more influence on politics than they may realize — or…

Gary Susman / October 29, 2012

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