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Rock Center: Brian Williams Grills The Emanuel Brothers (VIDEO)

Brian Williams digs into the three remarkable Emanuel brothers who grew up outside of Chicago. WME chief Ari Emanuel was the model for Ari Gold on "Entourage." Rahm was chief of staff for President Barack Obama, and now is facing the heat as Chicago Mayor for closing down some 40 schools. Zeke the doctor wrote a memoir "Brothers Emanuel"about the family.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 23, 2013 4:58 PM
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WATCH: Zach Galifianakis on SNL Plays Game of the Thrones with GoT Cast Member Cameo

In this clip from his hosting gig at SNL this weekend, Zach Galifianakis plays a serious "Game of Thrones" fan-boy. He's dressed in a child's dragon costume and ready to answer trivia with unrivaled enthusiasm. In his usual over-exuberance-verging-on-nuts fashion, Galifianakis loses his mind when Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the actor who plays Jaime Lannister, shows up.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 6, 2013 12:46 PM
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Oscar-Winner MP Glenda Jackson Rips Thatcher in Parliament (VIDEO)

Meryl Streep won her second Best Actress Oscar playing Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in "Iron Lady." And April 10 another Oscar winner, Labour MP Glenda Jackson ("Women in Love," "A Touch of Class") delivered a powerful anti-Thatcher diatribe in the House of Commons, holding firm against the loud protests of her more conservative colleagues.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 10, 2013 8:09 PM
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Melissa McCarthy Hosts an Uproarious SNL, Plus Peter Dinklage! (VIDEO)

Melissa McCarthy displayed her range during her hosting gig at Saturday Night Live (clips below). She began her second turn hosting the show with a welcome and rare dose of old-school physical humor in her klutzy monologue.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 7, 2013 9:42 PM
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Damian Lewis on 'Homeland' Season 3: "I Think Brody and Carrie Are Over"

"Homeland" star Damian Lewis, unlike many of the show's fans, isn't holding out much hope for a reunion between Brody and Claire Danes' Carrie in the series' third season, which premieres September 29 on Showtime. He told Digital Spy that he thinks the onetime romance is "over." Watch the video of his interview quotes below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 26, 2013 1:29 PM
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Awards Watch: Christoph Waltz Kills on SNL, Jacki Weaver on NPR, Ang Lee on Nightline

In the final phase of the Oscar campaign, Christoph Waltz twinkled on SNL last night, in one of the best episodes of the season. Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "Django Unchained," Waltz's best sketch of the evening was a send up of Tarantino's "revenge fantasy" with "Djesus Uncrossed." With a million dollar grin on his face, the Austrian actor teased his country a bit in the opening monologue - posted below along with "Djesus."
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • February 17, 2013 3:49 PM
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Weekend Recap: 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Update, New Trailers, Original 'X-Men' Returns, Ebert Oscar & Sundance Guides

- As we've already predicted, the Coens' "Inside Llewyn Davis" will likely premiere at Cannes, according to this NYTimes update. As we reported when we leaked the trailer, the movie will screen at the Sony lot for assorted music industry folks as well as potential buyers right before the Grammys. (No, we can't get in.) The film, about a West Village troubadour based on Dave Van Ronk, features Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, and Justin Timberlake - who will all sing.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • January 28, 2013 2:22 PM
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Watch: Top Ten Charlie Rose Director Interviews, Kubrick on '2001: A Space Odyssey' (VIDEO)

The Cinephile Archive has posted a round-up of the top ten Charlie Rose interviews on film directors - beginning with George Lucas, then Alfred Hitchcock, James Cameron, Steve Jobs and John Lasseter, Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski, Oliver Stone, Tim Burton, and Werner Herzog.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • January 28, 2013 2:21 PM
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Highlights from Jennifer Lawrence's SNL Night: Inevitable 'Hunger Games' Parodies and Awards Show Send-Ups

Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence's turn hosting Saturday Night Live was disappointing overall, but the actress did manage to dig up some laughs with a solid monologue despite poorly written material and a sea of missed opportunities. There was nothing on "Silver Linings Playbook" or "Winter's Bone," and SNL completely dropped the ball with the "Hunger Games" Press Conference skit. Lawrence's bit as an inept rapper was passably funny and her monologue was solid.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • January 20, 2013 1:09 PM
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TV Impressions: SNL Host Anne Hathaway Does Katie Holmes, Damian Lewis Does Barack Obama

In her third turn hosting Saturday Night Live for the third time, Anne Hathaway gleamed - first in a (actually gorgeously carried off) "Les Misérables" parody, and then in a completely uncanny turn as Katie Holmes (linked below). "Les Misérables" premieres December 25, 2012.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • November 12, 2012 12:03 PM
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