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  • Anna Faris talks about the joys of being 'Mom' [video]

    Anna Faris talks about the joys of being 'Mom' [video]
    Anna Faris was offered the lead role on the CBS comedy "Mom" in an unusual way — not through an agent or a network executive. The show's creator, Chuck Lorre, left the script for the pilot episode on Faris' doorstep with no note attached. Faris'...
  • Clark Gregg's 'Trust Me' is fun but gets convoluted

    Clark Gregg's 'Trust Me' is fun but gets convoluted
    The inside-Hollywood dramedy "Trust Me" contains so much terrific writing, acting and observation that it becomes a bit easier to forgive writer-director-star Clark Gregg when his ambitions best him during the movie's convoluted last third. Gregg is a...
  • McNamara's Picks: 'Bates Motel,' 'Those Who Kill,' 'Hollywood Game Night,' 'Call the Midwife'

    McNamara's Picks: 'Bates Motel,' 'Those Who Kill,' 'Hollywood Game Night,' 'Call the Midwife'
    "Bates Motel"  The A&E prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's iconic "Psycho" sounded like such a bad idea, even in the hands of Carlton Cuse ("Lost") and Kerry Ehrin ("Friday Night Lights"). Who would want to watch the presumably Freudian-nightmarish young...
  • Melissa McCarthy Robs a Burger Shop in 'Tammy' Trailer

    New Line has released the first trailer for the Melissa McCarthy road-trip comedy "Tammy," highlighting an incompetent robbery at a burger joint. Rather than use the conventional ski mask, McCarthy wears a paper bag over her head to commit the crime....
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'How I Met Your Mother' on CBS

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'How I Met Your Mother' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 26 - Feb. 1, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES How I Met Your Mother The...
  • Racy Chuck Lorre-Ben Affleck Joke Continues Monday On Vanity Cards

    Chuck Lorre got a lot of laughs at the Producers Guild Awards on Sunday with a funny bit about having peeked at Ben Affleck's manhood while in the men's room during the Golden Globe Awards. Now Lorre is continuing his commentary on Affleck's organ on his...
  • Film Review: 'Trust Me'

    There's certainly humor running through writer-director-star Clark Gregg's "Trust Me," the tale of an inept agent for child actors; it's just that not all of it feels intentional. Mixing comedy, drama, satire and noir, the Marvel actor's second outing...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Royal Pains' on USA

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Royal Pains' on USA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 8 - 12, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Pretty Little Liars Aria (Lucy Hale)...
  • Q&A: 'Mad Men's' John Slattery, 'Mom's' Allison Janney

    Judging from the instant chemistry between John Slattery and Allison Janney, it's hard to believe the two longtime actors had never worked together before. The silver-haired star of "Mad Men" and the Emmy-winning actress -- now doing double duty on "Mom"...
  • Ensemble TV Actors Shine in Smaller Roles

    Let's be honest: While it's great to win an Emmy -- any Emmy -- almost every actor would prefer a leading role to a supporting one. That said, some of today's top movie stars got their start in a supporting TV role. Woody Harrelson first came to fame...
  • Emmy Contenders Preview - Minor Roles Make for Major Impact

    These thesps make the most of limited screen time: Beau Bridges "The Millers" The oft-nominated, three-time Emmy winner says he jumped at the chance to join the cast of CBS' new hit comedy "The Millers" before even reading a script, "because of...