Archive for December 2007
SAG Awards: Did Your TV Faves Make the Cut?
Nominations for the 14th-annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, to (hopefully!) be held Jan. 27, are out, and the big story is on the cinematic side, where Into the Wild topped the pack with four nods, Golden Globes fave Atonement got shut out, and Cate Blanchett is entered in two races. TV-wise, 30 Rock, Ugly Betty and The Sopranos netted three nods each. The details:
Male Actor in a Drama Series
James Gandolfini, The Sopranos
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
James Spader, Boston Legal
Female Actor in a Drama Series
Glenn Close, Damages
Edie Falco, The Sopranos
Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Ricky Gervais, Extras
Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty
Male Actor in a TV-movie or Miniseries
Michael Keaton, The Company
Kevin Kline, As You Like It
Oliver Platt, The Bronx Is Burning
Sam Shepard, Ruffian
John Turturro, The Bronx iIs Burning
Female Actor in a TV-movie or Miniseries
Ellen Burstyn, Mitch Albom’s For One More Day
Debra Messing, The Starter Wife
Anna Paquin, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Queen Latifah, Life Support
Vanessa Redgrave, The Fever
Gena Rowlands, What If God Were the Sun?
Ensemble in a Drama Series
Mad Men (woo-hoo!)
Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
Here’s the summary for the last new eppie, and apparently Derek is going to pick Rose according to Ausiello, why does a Grey’s cliff hanger always want to make you cry?
Episode 4.11: Lay Your Hands On Me [Last episode completed before the writers' strike]
Airdate: January 3, 2008
12/16 – Bailey’s family faces a medical trauma, just as her marriage is falling apart; a surprise visit from George’s mother comes as a shock to both Izzie and Callie; a faith healer challenges Erica and Alex’s beliefs in traditional medicine; and Derek must deal with the aftermath of his kiss with Rose. Guest starring Glenne Headly as Elizabeth, Debra Monk as Louise O’Malley, Cress Williams as Tucker, Lauren Stamile as Rose and Carol Locatell as Mai. Source: ABC
The last episode that was taped before the WGA strike promises to be a real shocker, but will tie up a lot of loose ends. From the way it looks now it will probably the last one of the season, unfortunately. Just when things were getting interesting….
Housewives Return Date Is Revealed! Plus, Who Died?
Jan. 6 — that’s when it will be confirmed who died in the tornado that struck Desperate Housewives‘ Wisteria Lane in the Dec. 2 episode. It also could be the last original episode fans see this season if the WGA strike isn’t resolved soon. Luckily, it’s a good one. “It’s even better than the last,” says a source. “It’s super-gripping, it addresses so many storylines, and it answers so many questions that viewers have been asking all season.”
So, to be blunt, who’s toast? Viewers will learn (Spoiler alert) that Gaby’s husband, Victor, was indeed killed by the tornado (or, more specifically, a picket through the chest). Also done-for is Sylvia, the patient who was stalking Nathan Fillion’s doc. The fate of Carlos, who was left for dead on the floor of his house, will be confirmed, and Housewives fans will also discover who survived the collapse of Mrs. McCluskey’s home, in which Tom and Ida were taking cover. That’s right — another tornado-related death could be revealed in the new episode. — Teena Hammond Gomez, TVGuide
Spoilerfix however, gave more details, and Carlos lives!
When the tornado strikes, Victor and Carlos end up ducking it out over Gabrielle. “Carlos survives by ducking into the shelter of a house, but Victor is killed after a piece of flying white picket fence pierces his body,” said the insider.” Baseball fanatic Ida Greenberg, played by Pat Crawford Brown, also dies in the storm – and her neighbors honor her memory by scattering her ashes over a baseball field.
The Top Five Things We Love About Gossip Girl
by Damian Holbrook, TVGuide.com
Take that, Nielsens. Turns out the mighty ratings system has met its match in a plucky little lady named Gossip Girl (Wednesdays at 9 pm/ET, CW). She may not have the biggest numbers, but raging word of mouth, mad style and a rules-rewriting DVR draw have made the CW’s snazzy adaptation of the novels — Dynasty, 90210 by way of the Big Apple — the stuff teen dreams are made of. And that’s the sort of rep every girl would die for.
1. It’s the smartest ensemble this side of Fashion Week.
Teen soaps usually have one weak link (no names, please!), but not in this cast. Blake Lively, as sassy Serena van der Woodsen, lives up to her name; Leighton Meester‘s broken-doll sadness saves Blair from bitch cliché; and Taylor Momsen is a find as the prep-school Eve Harrington nipping at Blair’s well-heeled world. The guys ain’t too shabby, either. Chace Crawford‘s soulful Nate and Ed Westwick’s snotty Chuck are hot as buds born of privilege, and Penn Badgley simply rocks as adorable outcast Dan Humphrey. (And the show’s parents — namely Matthew Settle and Kelly Rutherford — are equally convincing. And hot.)
2. Finally, a voiceover that doesn’t make us want to scream.
As our unseen overseer, Kristen Bell’s purr is the sexiest disembodied fun you can have without paying $4.95 per minute. Whether she’s describing Blair’s burlesque debut (“no matter how long you try to be good, you can’t keep a bad girl down”) or Sunday brunch (“it comes with champagne, a dress code… and 100 of our closest friends”), even the most mundane tidbits sound deliciously enticing.
3. This class has class.
There’s nary a bare midriff or baggy jean to be found on these stylish teens, who instead rock the classics — tuxes, frilly dresses, headbands — while Serena’s boho-chic look leaves more to the imagination than most getups sported by girls her age. Here’s hoping this will teach GG‘s buy-curious fashion fans that high-end elegance trumps trashy any day.
4. Ah, behold the joys of casual text.
Cell-phone pics, text messages, Guitar Hero showdowns. IMHO, no show has ever been so plugged in to how the IMing masses roll. And with this crew firing off updates on Serena’s surprise return and snapping shots of Nate’s secret clinches, they’re the supercool weapon of class destruction. :-0
5. Our iPods have never been happier!
Like Josh Schwartz’s first dance with teen-culture vultures The O.C., Girl goes to 11 with the tunes. Only now, it’s Rihanna and Justin Timberlake instead of emo. “The idea is to do for pop music what The O.C. did for indie rock,” says Schwartz, who sees a Gossip Girl soundtrack in the future. Until then, you know you love it… we do!