It's Emmy time! The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations are here, and the television industry will no doubt be audibly buzzing over the next two months leading up to the awards telecast on Sept. 23rd (which will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel).
Kimmel (who stepped in for scheduled presenter Nick Offerman, wearing nothing but his pajamas) and Kerry Washington announced the nominees from North Hollywood early this morning. So who made the cut?
American Horror Story and Mad Men emerged on the top, with 17 nominations each. Downton Abbey, in its first year submitting as a regular drama series, swept through the acting categories with the aplomb of an experienced butler: in addition to six acting nods, the show earned 16 nominations (along with the miniseries Hatfields & McCoys). Hemingway & Gellhorn earned 15, Modern Family and Saturday Night Live both earned 14, and Breaking Bad (which rewarded not only Walt, but Jesse, Gus, Skyler and Tio!), 30 Rock and Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia each rounded out the top with 13 noms. See the rest below: Best Drama SeriesBoardwalk Empire Breaking Bad Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland Mad Men Best Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory Curb Your Enthusiasm Girls Modern Family 30 Rock Veep Best Leading Actor in a Drama SeriesHugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Michael C. Hall, Dexter Jon Hamm, Mad Men Damian Lewis, Homeland Best Leading Actor in a Comedy SeriesAlec Baldwin, 30 Rock Don Cheadle, House of Lies Louis C.K., Louie Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory Best Leading Actress in a Drama SeriesKathy Bates, Harry's Law Glenn Close, Damages Claire Danes, Homeland Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men Best Leading Actress in a Comedy Series Zooey Deschanel, New Girl Lena Dunham, Girls Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie Tina Fey, 30 Rock Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation Best Miniseries or MovieAmerican Horror Story Game Change Hatfields & McCoys Hemingway & Gellhorn Luther Sherlock Best Leading Actor in a Miniseries or MovieWoody Harrelson, Game Change Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (Masterpiece) Idris Elba, Luther Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys Best Leading Actress in a Miniseries or MovieJulianne Moore, Game Change Connie Britton, American Horror Story Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch (Masterpiece) Ashley Judd, Missing Best Reality CompetitionThe Amazing Race Dancing With The Stars Project Runway So You Think You Can Dance Top Chef The Voice Best Reality HostTom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race Ryan Seacrest, American Idol Betty White, Betty White's Off Their Rockers Best Variety ProgramThe Colbert ReportThe Daily Show with Jon StewartJimmy Kimmel LiveLate Night with Jimmy FallonReal Time with Bill MaherSaturday Night Live Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey Jim Carter, Downton Abbey Jared Harris, Mad Men Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones Best Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesArchie Panjabi, The Good Wife Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey Joanna Froggatt, Downton Abbey Christina Hendricks, Mad Men Christine Baranski, The Good Wife Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesEd O'Neill, Modern Family Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family Ty Burrell, Modern Family Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live Max Greenfield, New Girl Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesMayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie Julie Bowen, Modern Family Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live Sofia Vergara, Modern Family Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or MovieSarah Paulson, Game Change Frances Conroy, American Horror Story Jessica Lange, American Horror Story Judy Davis, Page Eight (Masterpiece) Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or MovieEd Harris, Game Change Denis O'Hare, American Horror Story David Strathairn, Hemingway & Gellhorn Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (Masterpiece) Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys Best Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesDot-Marie Jones, Glee Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock Margaret Cho, 30 Rock Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men Best Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesMichael J. Fox, Curb Your Enthusiasm Greg Kinnear, Modern Family Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live Will Arnett, 30 Rock Jon Hamm, 30 Rock Best Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesMartha Plimpton, The Good Wife Loretta Devine, Grey's Anatomy Jean Smart, Harry's Law Julia Ormond, Mad Men Joan Cusack, Shameless Uma Thurman, Smash Best Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesMark Margolis, Breaking Bad Dylan Baker, The Good Wife Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife Jeremy Davies, Justified Ben Feldman, Mad Men Jason Ritter, Parenthood Best Writing for a Comedy SeriesCommunity, Chris McKenna for "Remedial Chaos Theory"Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler for "The Debate"Parks and Recreation, Michael Schur for "Win, Lose, or Draw"Girls, Lena Dunham for "Pilot"Louie, Louis C.K. for "Pregnant" Best Writing for a Drama SeriesDownton Abbey, Julian Fellows for "Episode 7"Mad Men, Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner for "The Other Woman"Mad Men, Andre Jacquemetton and Maria Jacquemetton for "Commissions and Fees"Mad Men, Erin Levy and Matthew Weiner for "Far Away Places"Homeland, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, and Gideon Raff for "Pilot" Follow Marc on Twitter @MarcSnetiker More:2012 Emmy Awards: Our Predictions! 2012 Emmy Longshots: Our Picks!
The Late Show presenter was enjoying an animated discussion about director Christopher Nolan's trilogy-ending The Dark Knight Rises with Hathaway, who plays Catwoman, when he suggested Christian Bale's Batman character is killed off.
He said, "I think this is it and in the end, Batman is dead."
A stunned Hathaway shot a warning glance to Letterman, saying, "Daaaave...", prompting both the star and the presenter to laugh off his remarks.
The actress tried to cover up the apparent gaffe by asking, "Metaphysically or emotionally?" before appearing to confirm speculation the Caped Crusader meets his death, adding, "You know that's a whole thing (storyline)?"
Turning to the studio audience, Letterman then insisted, "He's not dead...! Just relax, will ya?"
But Hathaway did her best to distance herself from the spoiler, telling to host, "I just want you to know, the wrath you have just invited onto yourself (from Batman bosses)... I had no part in it - I'm sorry."
Nolan went to extreme lengths to ensure the castmembers - including superhero Bale and villain Tom Hardy - were kept in the dark about the ending of The Dark Knight Rises, and even sent out scripts with pages missing. The film's stars have also been limited in what they've been allowed to reveal during promotional interviews to maintain the mystery for fans.
During a late-night interview with U.S. comedian Jimmy Kimmel earlier this week (beg09Jul12), a cagey Gary Oldman would only reveal the lengths Nolan went to to keep his plot points secret - and he laughed nervously when the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host suggested they simply revealed all about the movie.
It seems like a daily, well almost daily, phenomenon that Alec Baldwin's name is in the news as of lately. Last week, he made headlines when he was pictured punching a New York Daily News photographer in the face, then parading around NYC with a sheet over his head, and again when he dropped his pants on Letterman. But Baldwin didn't stop there. On Friday, he was pictured again getting into a verbal tussle with another paparazzo. But, thank goodness, Baldwin makes headlines Saturday for a completely different reason, and this time, it's actually a quite joyous one: He and his fiancee Hilaria Thomas have finally said, "I do."
"Hilaria Thomas and Alec Baldwin were married this evening at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York City, sharing the occasion with family and friends inside the Cathedral, and Alec warmly receiving congratulations from well-wishing fans on his way into the service," Matthew Hiltzik, a friend of the couple, tells Hollywood.com.
According to a pal, the reception was held at NYU Kimmel Center. Of course, Thomas had the best of the best when it came to her gown. "Hilaria wore a silk magnolia trumpet Amsale gown with cap sleeves and a keyhole back neckline accented with crystal buttons," the pal describes to us. Amsale also was in charge of dressing Hilaria's mother and Baldwin's 17-year-old daughter, Ireland — who wore a "slate silk chiffon gown with a strapless neckline and a lightly pleated bodice." Balwin opted for a rather fashionable Tom Ford suit.
What's interesting about this wedding is the way that the couple reportedly invited their guests. According to the New York Post, Baldwin might have possibly waited till the day of the ceremony to give wedding guests their invites. So how did he send out the information so quickly? The Post suggests that Baldwin was planning to utilize his cellphone. No, he didn't personally dial every guest — but instead reportedly planned to invite guests with a simple text message. Spam anyone?
However Baldwin got the details out, his wedding sure did turn out to be a star studded event. Celebrity guests included: Woody Allen, Tina Fey, Robert Kennedy Jr., and Baldwin's brother Billy Baldwin.
Baldwin, 54, and Thomas, a 28-year-old Yoga instructor, first started dating in the summer of 2011. And, in January of 2012, Baldwin said he desired to have more children (he already has Ireland from his previous marriage to Kim Basinger), something that likely pushed Baldwin to propose just four months later in April.
Congrats to Baldwin and Thomas on this joyous evening. And hopefully, the paparazzi don't get in Baldwin's way tonight.
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A decade-long gap between sequels could leave a franchise stale but in the case of Men in Black 3 it's the launch pad for an unexpectedly great blockbuster. The kooky antics of Agent J (Will Smith) and Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) don't stray far from their 1997 and 2002 adventures but without a bombardment of follow-ups to keep the series in mind the wonderfully weird sensibilities of Men in Black feel fresh Smith's natural charisma once again on full display. Barry Sonnenfeld returns for the threequel another space alien romp with a time travel twist — which turns out to be Pandora's Box for the director's deranged imagination.
As time passed in the real world so did it for the timeline in the world of Men in Black. Picking up ten years after MIB 2 J and K are continuing to protect the Earth from alien threats and enforce the law on those who live incognito. While dealing with their own personal issues — K is at his all-time crabbiest for seemingly no reason — the suited duo encounter an old enemy Boris the Animal (Jemaine Clement) a prickly assassin seeking revenge on K who blew his arm off back in the '60s. Their street fight is more of a warning; Boris' real plan is to head back in time to save his arm and kill off K. He's successful prompting J to take his own leap through the time-space continuum — and team up with a younger K (Josh Brolin) to put an end to Boris plans for world domination.
Men in Black 3 is the Will Smith show. Splitting his time between the brick personalities of Jones and Brolin's K Smith struts his stuff with all the fast-talking comedic style that made him a star in yesteryears. In present day he's still the laid back normal guy in a world of oddities — J raises an eyebrow as new head honcho O (Emma Thompson) delivers a eulogy in a screeching alien tongue but coming up with real world explanations for flying saucer crashes comes a little easier. But back in 1969 he's an even bigger fish out water. Surprisingly director Barry Sonnenfeld and writer Etan Cohen dabble in the inherent issues that would spring up if a black gentlemen decked out in a slick suit paraded around New York in the late '60s. A star of Smith's caliber may stray away from that type of racy humor but the hook of Men in Black 3 is the actor's readiness for anything. He turns J's jokey anachronisms into genuine laughs and doesn't mind letting the special effect artists stretch him into an unrecognizable Twizzler for the movie's epic time jump sequence.
Unlike other summer blockbusters Men in Black 3 is light on the action Sonnenfeld utilizing his effects budget and dazzling creature work (by the legendary Rick Baker) to push the comedy forward. J's fight with an oversized extraterrestrial fish won't keep you on the edge of your seat but his slapstick escape and the marine animal's eventual demise are genuinely amusing. Sonnenfeld carries over the twisted sensibilities he displayed in small screen work like Pushing Daisies favoring bizarre banter and elaborating on the kookiness of the alien underworld than battle scenes. MIB3's chase scene is passable but the movie in its prime when Smith is sparring with Brolin and newcomer Michael Stuhlbarg who steals the show as a being capable of seeing the future. His twitchy character keeps Smith and the audience on their toes.
Men in Black 3 digs up nostalgia I wasn't aware I had. Smith's the golden boy of summer and even with modern ingenuity keeping it fresh — Sonnenfeld uses the mandatory 3D to full and fun effect — there's an element to the film that feels plucked from another era. The movie is economical and slight with plenty of lapses in logic that will provoke head scratching on the walk out of the theater but it's also perfectly executed. After ten years of cinematic neutralizing the folks behind Men in Black haven't forgotten what made the first movie work so well. After al these years Smith continues to make the goofy plot wild spectacle and crazed alien antics look good.
Ruffalo gathered with his fellow castmates Hiddleston, Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson to launch the superhero epic in Russia last month (Apr12), but he found himself cornered after one overzealous admirer hopped into his car as he was making his exit.
The star, who portrays Dr. Bruce Banner and his alter ego The Hulk in the film, assumed the female devotee's affections were directed at him, so Ruffalo was stunned to discover that she simply wanted him to pass on a present to movie villain Hiddleston.
Johansson revealed the story on Thursday (03May12) when she appeared on late night U.S. talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and she admitted the incident had left Ruffalo's ego a little bruised.
She explained, "I guess the Russians really like the darkness. I mean, they were crazy for Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki in the film. The fan art was out of control; it's unbelievable.
"Actually Mark Ruffalo had this story about how he got into his car at the end of the Russian premiere and this woman, a random woman, slid into the car with him, and of course it's Mark, so he's so cool, he's like, 'Baby, you gotta go, you gotta go baby, you gotta go...'
"And she's like, 'I can't, I can't, I can't leave you!' He's like, 'Listen, listen, sweetheart, this (dating him) is never gonna happen, this is never going to be...' and she's like, 'No, no, you have to give this to him (Hiddleston), you just have to', and he's like, 'What?' and she hands it to him and it's this unbelievable rendering of Tom Hiddleston, like the most realist thing, and he's like, 'Get the hell out of my car!' He was the middle man to deliver this amazing piece of fan art."
Every dinner party has one: Rachel Getting Married had Rachel, The Office had Jan. This particular dinner party, however, just happens to include the President of the United States of America and some more of the most powerful people in entertainment and politics. So Lindsay Lohan might want to be on her best behavior when she attends the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday.
Invited as a guest of Fox's Greta Van Susteren (who was responsible for letting Kim Kardashian in last year) the 25-year-old will be among the Washington and Hollywood elite, including George Clooney, Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis, Reese Witherspoon, Charlize Theron, Stevie Wonder, Viola Davis, President Obama’s senior campaign adviser David Axelrod and, of course, President Barack Obama himself.
Lohan's rep told Hollywood.com in a statement, "Lindsay is obviously extremely excited to attend this event with Shawn [Holley, her attorney] at the kind invitation of Greta and her husband."
Of course, even more fun than speculating how Lohan will react to emcee Jimmy Kimmel's inevitable jabs (whatever you do, LiLo, don't follow the cue of last year's ultimate party pooper Donald Trump) is wondering where they'll seat the Mean Girls star. Will they put Lohan (whose ex Samantha Ronson attended 2011's dinner) at the kids table alongside the likes of fellow first-time guests Josh Hutcherson and Zooey Deschanel?
Or will they really shake things up and seat her alongside Attorney General Eric Holder, National Security Adviser Tom Donilon and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. Imagine that dinner banter, if you will. Go ahead, I'll give you a few minutes. Though, to be fair, she and Clooney might have more talking points than anyone else there.
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“My dick is going to get so wet tonight ” declares Costa the foul-mouthed ringleader of a trio of sex-starved teens in the opening moments of Project X the new “found-footage” comedy from director Nima Nourizadeh and producer Todd Phillips (The Hangover). Believe it or not this qualifies as one of his more charming moments in the film. All of 17 but blessed with an obnoxiousness lesser men would take decades to cultivate Costa (Oliver Cooper) is the perfect mascot for a film that makes no bones of its mostly prurient intentions proffering what is essentially a succession of debaucherous montages intermingled with uneven attempts at comedy and held together by the slimmest pretense of a plot.
Caustic as he is Costa at least exhibits something of a recognizable personality; the same cannot be said of his two cohorts the tubby dweeb J.B. (Jonathan Daniel Brown) and the earnest blank Thomas (Thomas Mann). None of them seem to enjoy much in the way of popularity at their high school located in the fictional suburb of North Pasadena but Costa has a plan to fix that. On the occasion of his 17th birthday Thomas whose parents have conveniently departed for the weekend reluctantly agrees to host a party that Costa promises will be a “game-changer” for their lowly social status.
Hardly a game-changer is Project X’s script co-written by Matt Drake and Michael Bacall which mostly treads a predictable teen-comedy path. At its outset the party appears to be a bust. Soon however hordes of eager revelers descend upon Thomas’ house and the event swiftly devolves into a festival of wanton hedonism that would impress Charlie Sheen. The orgy of booze drugs and sex is captured by Nourizadeh in one impressively slick sequence after another set to a vibrant soundtrack.
To maintain the guise of an actual movie – and to occupy us between shots of topless beauties downing tequila and frolicking in the pool – Project X tosses in a few familiar tropes to push its story along: an unstable drug-dealer bent on revenge a buzzkilling neighbor seeking to end the night’s festivities prematurely a budding but hesitant attraction between Thomas and his childhood friend Kirby (Kirby Bliss Blanton). But the scenes are so hollow and contrived that you get the sense even the filmmakers don’t buy them and only added them to the film in a transparent ploy to forestall allegations of complete and utter vapidity. The efforts serve only to add a dash of the banal to the proceedings.
Project X’s natural forebears – R-rated teen comedies Superbad and American Pie – tempered their crudity and outrageousness with a surprising degree of depth and sincerity. Moreover they were actually funny. Project X is a shallow affair to be sure but a dearth of laughs is what ultimately dooms it. A belligerent little person who goes on a crotch-kicking spree after being tossed in an oven amounts to the film’s most sophisticated attempt at humor. More often it relies on recycled gags from previous films (including Phillips’ own library from Road Trip to The Hangover Part II) and Jackass-inspired mishaps.
The found-footage approach has proven to be a potent (if overused) tool in horror films but its utility in the service of comedy at least in the hands of Nourizadeh is limited. It mostly comes across as a needless gimmick good for marketing purposes but little else. Perhaps acknowledging as much Project X’s backup plan calls for an incessant raising of the stakes. As the once-innocuous gathering metastasizes into a fully-fledged riot one so dangerous that even the police dare not intervene the specter of parental disapproval gives way to the threat of incarceration and finally to the potential incineration of the entire neighborhood. The scale of the destruction is impressive – especially for such a (presumably) low-budget film – but like much of what precedes it almost entirely pointless.
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The funnyman traditionally hosts a chat show immediately after the Academy Awards, which are held across Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles just yards from his studio, and it features a star-studded spectacular.
This year (12), Kimmel wowed TV viewers with his Movie: The Movie trailer, which featured Brolin as President George W. Bush - who he portrayed in the film W - and Norton as his gay spy lover and British beauty Beckinsale, who appeared naked in bed after a sex session with Chewbacca.
The hilarious sketch also featured cameos from Ryan Phillippe, Jessica Alba, Taylor Lautner, Antonio Banderas, Colin Farrell, Charlize Theron, Cameron Diaz, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Biel, Meryl Streep and Dame Helen Mirren.
Meanwhile, the butt of Kimmel's late-night jokes, Matt Damon, appeared as a purple grape and was told he would be cut out of the finished film, prompting him to rage, "Are you f**king kidding me? I will f**king kill you, Kimmel", before flashing his purple genitalia.
His Ocean's Eleven co-star George Clooney also appeared as a disabled NASA scientist, while Tom Hanks played a robot lawyer and Precious actress Gabourey Sidibe showed up as Black Hitler, riding an asteroid on a crash course towards earth.
Last night, Daniel Radcliffe, or - as he likes to refer to himself - the little Frog Boy, appeared on The Tonight Show to tell Jay Leno about his Beatles moment: showing up at a Japanese school to crowds of screaming girls, causing one to faint, and then sort of just walking away.
Brad Pitt paid a visit to The Daily Show to discuss Moneyball (and NOT Tree of Life), to consider "going negative" in the Oscar race, and to pose a new method of determining who gets the Academy Award.
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John Krasinski stopped by his apparently close friend Jimmy Kimmel's show and told a story about burying a zombie in Jimmy's yard (and terrifying his housekeeper and girlfriend in the process), to debate about the value of Matt Damon, and to show pictures from a romantic rainbow-adjacent moment that he and Jimmy shared.
Finally, Tracy Morgan, fully recovered from his spill at the Sundance Film Festival, appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with a few stories of debatable veracity about growing up with Tom Brady and buying fish and spaghetti from Drew Pearson.
Last night, Michael Fassbender appeared on The Late Show will a mission of revenge against his A Dangerous Method costar Viggo Mortenson, who, as a recent guest on Letterman's show, spread rumors about Fassbender spending inordinate amounts of time on set hopping on one leg. Fassbender decided the only noble thing to do is to strike back with a rumor of his own about Mortenson...
Jennifer Garner visited The Tonight Show to recall recording the sound effects (and to demonstrate a rather strange one) for her love scene with Butter costar Hugh Jackman in the back of a van.
Anthony Mackie showed up on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to discuss his aversion to Tom Brady and to insist to Jimmy that he works at a New York bar (inspired by the Tom Cruise movie Cocktail).
Finally, Will Arnett stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to talk about hiding resentment from the cameras during Golden Globes speeches (mentioning a particular singer-songwriter who won this year), and to talk about his idea for an Up All Night spinoff in which he plays an intravenous drug user with no legs who lives under a bridge.