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Debra Messing

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  • Wednesday, July 11, 2012

    Digital detox: Disconnecting on Vacation Now more than ever, people feel like they are always working, checking their emails on their phones and filing paperwork on their tablets. Tech reporter Rich DeMuro explores how to disconnect from work while...
  • TV's 'Smash' Looks At Backstage Drama Of Making Of A Broadway Musical

    TV's 'Smash' Looks At Backstage Drama Of  Making Of A Broadway Musical
    David Marshall Grant sits at his desk in a nondescript office in an unmarked building in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, near the East River. That's where Broadway magic happens, at least by way of the new NBC series"Smash," which premieres 10...
  • NBC launches a hoped-for 'Smash' with musical drama

    Combine Emmy and Oscar winners, an "American Idol" finalist, one of the top names in screen entertainment, and a programming chief who has switched networks. What do you get? A "Smash," they all hope. Some may see it as NBC's answer to Fox's "Glee," but...
  • Brian d'Arcy James on 'Smash': 'This is who I am'

    Brian d'Arcy James on 'Smash': 'This is who I am'
    Brian d'Arcy James is a Tony-nominated, Broadway musical theater veteran, but he doesn't have a singing role in NBC's musical drama "Smash." And he's OK with that. Mostly. "I do get a little tinge of jealousy when everyone gets to sing," he told me...
  • NBC's sensational 'Smash' deserves ratings triumph

    NBC's sensational 'Smash' deserves ratings triumph
    Everything about NBC's wildly ambitious "Smash" sings underdog:  Set in the rarified world of Broadway, it's a musical soap opera about the making of a musical about Marilyn Monroe. It uses mostly original songs as opposed to "Glee"-like covers, and is...
  • A few words with ... Debra Messing, Natalie Zea and Robert Reich

    Debra Messing of 'Smash' on NBC Q: Since "Smash" is very much an ensemble piece, what's your take on some of the co-stars you have in the series? A: Jack Davenport plays the director-choreographer, and he and I did "The Wedding Date" together eight...
  • 'Smash' set visit with Christian Borle

    'Smash' set visit with Christian Borle
    With a Tony nomination in his pocket and years of experience in theater, you'd think Broadway veteran Christian Borle would have all the tools to star in NBC's musical drama "Smash." Borle is missing one thing on his resume that his character, composer...
  • Red carpet beauty care

    Red carpet beauty care
    When actresses begin parading on the Emmy red carpet Sunday, they will be glamorously gowned and coiffed — and it will be no accident that their skin glows and makeup looks perfect for the cameras. It can take a village of experts and weeks of...
  • First-time animation director has a wild time

    First-time animation director has a wild time
    When veteran animator Jill Culton set to work on her directorial debut, "Open Season," she knew she wanted something different. In most animated movies, said Culton, "there's always a straight guy and a sidekick. We wanted to make a film that has two...
  • Not in the mood for love

    Not in the mood for love
    HUGH GRANT is sent many scripts for romantic comedies. "There's one sitting on my computer right now," the movie star says from his home in England. "It starts in hell. I won't go any further." Indeed, what's offered to Grant, the swankily good-looking,...
  • Emmy comedy actresses: Why no recent repeats?

     
    Our forums moderator Chris "Boomer" Beachum notes a curious Emmy fact. There's been surprising turnover of winners in the category of best lead comedy actress over the last decade. That's in contrast to other Emmy races that often look like a TV repeat....
  • So much more open

    So much more open
    Like bread crumbs in an urban forest, the telltale open house flags have been planted along a tantalizing route in Brentwood, leading from Mandeville Canyon to a little street called Kimberly Lane. At the end of the trail is not grandmother's cottage,...