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  • SNL vet Tina Fey's Palin skit stole the show

    The premiere of the 34th season of Saturday Night Live was one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the TV year. And, for the most part, the production lived up to the hype. Much of the buzz came from having Baltimore's Michael Phelps, the eight-...
  • Under hot 'SNL' lights, Phelps plays it cool

    Under hot 'SNL' lights, Phelps plays it cool
    It's very late at 30 Rockefeller Center, where it's been dark for hours, the stores long closed. Yet tourists and determined sightseers crowd the entrance, slog into an impossibly long but ever-growing line or just huddle around, camera phones on standby....
  • 'Draft Day' a 'Moneyball' for the hard-core pro football fan

    'Draft Day' a 'Moneyball' for the hard-core pro football fan
    Draft Day Lionsgate, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.99 A sort of "Moneyball" for people who distrust statisticians, "Draft Day" stars Kevin Costner as an NFL general manager (for the Cleveland Browns) who risks the ire of his owner, his coach and his fan base...
  • Diane Sawyer, Chelsea Handler step away this week

    Diane Sawyer, Chelsea Handler step away this week
    This week, two major women in television step away from their showcases. Chelsea Handler closes "Chelsea Lately" after seven years with a one-hour series finale at 11 p.m. Tuesday on E! Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock are among the announced stars....
  • Emmy predictions

    In what's shaping up to be one of the wildest, most unpredictable Emmy Awards presentations in years, there is only one slam-dunk guarantee: "Fargo" will not go home empty-handed. The Minnesota-set project is a heavy favorite Monday to be named best TV...
  • Emmys 2014: The show gets an update with host Seth Meyers

    Emmys 2014: The show gets an update with host Seth Meyers
    When Seth Meyers hits the stage at the Nokia Theatre on Monday as host of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, it will be almost six months to the day after taking over NBC's "Late Night." The new job requires Meyers, who spent more than a dozen years in the...
  • Chris Pratt enters a new galaxy with his winning brand of acting

    Chris Pratt enters a new galaxy with his winning brand of acting
    You may not remember it, but there is actually a light moment in Kathryn Bigelow's political thriller "Zero Dark Thirty." It comes as a Navy SEAL team heads for the Pakistani compound where Osama bin Laden is thought to be hiding. Everything is on the...
  • Hollywood Democrats Fear Loss of Senate Majority

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - One of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's online ads attacking Democratic opponent Alison Grimes featured her picture lined up next to President Obama, Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand. Get it? Unpopular president +...
  • Emmy Parties 2014: The Complete Guide

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Emmy weekend will be busier than usual this year, with the telecast shifting to Monday and contending with rush hour traffic near downtown L.A.'s Nokia Theatre. The party scene will also be complicated by Sunday's MTV Video...
  • Emmys Host Seth Meyers: Good Jokes, Not Selfies, Will Determine Show's Success

    Less than a year into his tenure at NBC's "Late Night," Seth Meyers will take the stage Monday night as host of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. The job has plenty riding on it: Last year's Neil Patrick Harris-hosted ceremony brought in the kudofest's...
  • Emmy Oddsmaker Picks 'Breaking Bad,' 'Orange Is the New Black' to Win Top Awards

    For those who need a little more incentive to get invested in the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, nationally syndicated oddsmaker Benjamin Eckstein has a solution - gamble on it. While betting money on the Emmys in the state of Nevada might technically be...
  • A Minute With-Matthew Weiner on 'Mad Men' and male friendships

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES, Aug 20 (Reuters) - As the creator of "Mad Men," AMC Networks' period TV drama and its brooding, dysfunctional ad man Don Draper, Matthew Weiner has had some experience in exploring the male psyche. In his directorial...