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  • 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...
  • TV Shows Hit the Road With Flurry of Live Events

    Amantha Walden is hard at work on her next pilot -- but not the type Hollywood might be familiar with. Instead of a script, it comprises a planetarium and a 40-foot-tall inflatable castle. Walden's pilot is the blueprint for Adult Swim's latest live...
  • 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...
  • 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)...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Join a live chat with 'Mom's' Anna Faris

    Join a live chat with 'Mom's' Anna Faris
    Anna Faris, star of "Mom" and a recent parent herself with husband Chris Pratt, will be stopping by the Los Angeles Times for a live Web chat on Tuesday at 11:20 a.m. PDT. A 2011 New Yorker profile called Faris "Hollywood's most original comic actress."...
  • 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'...
  • Allison Janney softly speaks of her high-volume career

    Allison Janney softly speaks of her high-volume career
    Allison Janney has played so many strong, capable women — most notably as "The West Wing" Press Secretary C.J. Cregg, for which she won four Emmys — that it's hard to believe she's hard to hear when she speaks. "I tend to be a soft talker,"...
  • Chuck Lorre: To Do a Show Like 'Mom' Is an 'Opportunity to Apologize for "Two and a Half Men"'

    The Television Academy Honors celebrated its seventh annual event Sunday night at the SLS Beverly Hills honoring seven programs, including CBS's "Mom" and ABC Family's "The Fosters," that use television to generate awareness and create change regarding...