"Mark Flanagan at Largo, thank you for making Largo my home and for introducing me to my love, Mr. Fancypants Sheen." Comedienne Sarah Silverman credits the Hollywood club owner with her current romance with Welsh actor Michael Sheen during her acceptance speech at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday (25Aug14). The funnywoman, who began dating Sheen in February (14), won the Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special title for Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles.
Check below for the complete winners list for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards...
Best Supporting Actor - ComedyTy Burrell, Modern Family
Best Writing - ComedyLouis C.K., Louie ("So Did the Fat Lady")
Best Supporting Actress - ComedyAllison Janney, Mom
Best Directing - ComedyGail Mancuso, Modern Family ("Las Vegas")
Best Lead Actor - ComedyJim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Best Lead Actress - ComedyJulia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Best Reality ShowThe Amazing Race
Best Writing - Miniseries, TV Movie, or Dramatic SpecialSteven Moffat, Sherlock ("His Last Vow")
Best Supporting Actress - Miniseries or TV MovieKathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
Best Supporting Actor - Miniseries or TV MovieMartin Freeman, Sherlock ("His Last Vow")
Best Directing - Miniseries, TV Movie, or Dramatic SpecialColin Bucksey, Fargo ("Buridan's Ass")
Best Lead Actor - Miniseries or TV MovieBenedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Best Lead Actress - Miniseries or TV MovieJessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Best TV MovieThe Normal Heart
Best Writing - Variety SpecialSarah Silverman, Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles
Best Directing - Variety SpecialGlenn Weiss, 67th Annual Tony Awards
Best Variety, Music, or Comedy SeriesThe Colbert Report
Best Supporting Actor - DramaAaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Best Directing - DramaCary Joji Fukunaga, True Detective ("Who Goes There")
Best Supporting Actress - DramaAnna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Best Writing - DramaMoira Walley-Beckett, Breaking Bad ("Ozymandias")
Best Lead Actress - DramaJulianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Best Lead Actor - DramaBryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Best Comedy SeriesModern Family
Best Drama SeriesBreaking Bad
"On his show Masters Of Sex, he speaks perfect American. And I'm like, 'If you can talk normal (sic), why don't you do that all the time?'" Comedienne Sarah Silverman jokes about her Welsh boyfriend Michael Sheen's accent skills.
The history of iconic British rockers The Beatles is to be charted in a new TV series, according to a U.S. report. Bosses at America's NBC network have allegedly recruited The Tudors creator and producer Michael Hirst to write a new series which will tell the story of John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr's rise to global superstardom.
The programme, which is still in the early stages of development, will see Hirst re-team with his fellow The Tudors executive producers Ben Silverman and Teri Weinberg, and NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt, who gave The Tudors the go-ahead when he ran the Showtime network, reports Deadline.com.
"He is the star of the show but I don't have any scenes with him... I'm just in a few episodes." Comedian Sarah Silverman won't get to share any scenes opposite real-life boyfriend Michael Sheen when she joins the cast of his TV drama Masters of Sex.
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If you have any pre-existing familiarity with Seth MacFarlane, you'll find yourself utterly baffled after spending no more than 10 minutes withA Million Ways to Die in the West. Half that time will be spent on the opening titles, a shockingly earnest homage to Western classics (oh, that's nice! ... but where are the jokes?), a piece on sheep farmer MacFarlane's stammering break-up with his turned-off ladyfriend Amanda Seyfried (relatable! ... but where are the jokes?), and one scene on Liam Neeson's snarling bandit shooting an old prospector dead over a chunk of gold (menacing! ... but where are the jokes?). When the allotted time is up, you'll be angling to challenge the marketing behind MacFarlane's film, as well as the reputation of the man on which A Million Ways to Die was sold. It's hardly a comedy at all, and he, at least in this case, not a comedian.
MacFarlane's movie toggles between scenes devoid of humorous intent altogether and those that simply miss the mark (and hard) in the joke department. Independently, these elements are painful; together, they're fatal. The material paving the agonizingly naturalistic romantic incline involving MacFarlane and Charlize Theron would feel more at home on the cutting room floor of a mumblecore reject than in the sort of comedy that banks on the gastrointestinal system for its principal supply of laughter.
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The common factor here is a lack of effort. Instead of opting for creativity, writer/director MacFarlane plays cheap, opening the film with a fellatio gag, topping it with human flatulence (and its ugly cousin) and livestock urination, and peppering in the occasional pop culture reference. "Ah, so that's where MacFarlane has been hiding!" you might say. After all, Family Guy is full of pop culture gags, spoofs, and send-ups. But A Million Ways holds true to its maxim of expending absolutely no energy or imagination, vying for unabashed theft of catchphrases (Neil Patrick Harris is the purveyor of the most heinous example) without so much as a wink at, comment about, or spin on the source material in question.
Perhaps the biggest shame is seeing deft comic actors like Harris, Neeson, and Sarah Silverman squandered in scenes that give them no opportunity to be funny. Neeson doesn't get a single joke to play with, Harris (a master of facial contortion) manages a few chuckles despite C- material. One-note jokes like Silverman and Giovanni Ribisi — a lovestruck prostitute and her virgin boyfriend — or Christopher Hagen as MacFarlane's cranky dad are the most active sources of comedy that Ways has to offer. But bald-faced jokes about sex and s**t can only occupy so much of this thing's diabolical 116-minute runtime.
Occasionally, MacFarlane's comic tenacity — the type you might never have cared for but at least knew to be an existent force — does rear its reluctant head. Townspeople clamoring over a dollar, MacFarlane and Ribisi exhibiting their own take on the saloon brawl, and an admittedly fun song about the glories of having a mustache. If this kind of imagination — or, hell, even attitude — could have been exercised over the other 85 percent of AMW, we might have had something recognizable as comedy. But instead, we have mostly dead air and sheep dicks.
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Hip-hop star Jay Z staged a mock proposal to wife Beyonce on the red carpet for the 2014 Met Costume Institute Gala after she dropped one of her rings. The superstar couple were among the A-list guests at the annual New York City event on Monday (05Apr14).
The Crazy in Love hitmaker donned a sheer black Givenchy dress with a veil headpiece, but when she dropped one of her Lorraine Schwartz rings, her chivalrous husband was quick to pick up and perform a pretendproposal in front of photographers.
Beyonce and Jay Z weren't the only head-turning couple at the charity ball - Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, Victoria and David Beckham, Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady, Charlize Theron and Sean Penn, Johnny Depp and his new fiancee Amber Heard, and Michael Sheen and Sarah Silverman, were all among the attendees.
The bash, overseen by Vogue U.S. editor Anna Wintour, was co-hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker and Bradley Cooper, and was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Comedienne Sarah Silverman is joining her rumoured beau Michael Sheen on his popular drama Masters Of Sex.
Silverman has been cast in a recurring role for the upcoming sophomore season of the period drama, which stars Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as two pioneering researchers of human sexuality. However, the funnywoman won't have too much screen time with Sheen, as she's slated to play Helen, a closeted lesbian and former lover of one of the female participants in his study, according to TVLine.com.
Silverman has been linked to Sheen since February (14) but they have kept mum on their romance. Sheen previously dated actresses Kate Beckinsale and Rachel McAdams, while Silverman has romanced talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. The second season of Masters of Sex is set to kick off in America on 13 July (14).
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Although cinematic nudity is often looked at as gratuitous, some nude scenes can really define a movie. What would Basic Instinct be without Sharon Stone’s infamous leg-crossing scene? Would The Wolf of Wall Street have been as effective with a more "conservative" temperament? But of course we can also admire these elements for their aesthetic charms. Here are just a few of the most notable fully nude scenes on the silver screen.
GALLERY: The Sexiest Nude Scenes in Film History (Female Edition)
British actor Michael Sheen has sparked rumours he is dating comedienne Sarah Silverman after they were spotted getting close at a party in Los Angeles. The pair partied together at the bash in West Hollywood last Thursday (06Feb14), according to Usmagazine.com.
An eyewitness tells the publication, "They were making out at Soho House. They were all over each other for a lot of the night."
Silverman also attended Sheen's 45th birthday party at Craig's restaurant in Los Angeles last week (beg03Feb14) along with Demi Moore, his Masters of Sex co-star Lizzy Caplan, and former partner Kate Beckinsale.
A source says, "Sarah and Michael came and left together. She drove. When they left, Sarah opened her trunk so Michael could put all of his gifts in and then they drove away."
Sheen and Beckinsale split in 2003 after eight years together, while his relationship with actress Rachel McAdams came to an end in 2013.
Silverman previously dated talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.