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  • Showtime's 'Masters of Sex' dials up angst with smarts, spirit

     Showtime's 'Masters of Sex' dials up angst with smarts, spirit
    To say Showtime's "Masters of Sex" is back and better than ever, though true, makes it sound like a very different kind of show than it is. A multi-story fantasy epic, say, or a dark and violent character drama, complete with car chases and twisting...
  • Film Review: 'Tammy'

    A well-meaning personal project that never rises above the level of amiable mediocrity, "Tammy" feels like the kind of picture that can happen only when a major talent -- here, the unsinkable Melissa McCarthy, who wrote the script with her husband and...
  • Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy' looks strong; 'Transformers' to dominate

    The Fourth of July weekend brings no new big-budget blockbusters, leaving room for "Transformers: Age of Extinction" to continue its box-office dominance. But there should still be room for comic star Melissa McCarthy to deliver another hit. New Line...
  • 'Tammy' not much fun, and talented Melissa McCarthy needs to wise up

    Oh, "Tammy." Can I call you Tammy? I hate to break it to you, but the thrill is gone. I'd like to say it's me, not you. But I really think it's you. As the latest, loudest, R-rated, plus-size incarnation of Melissa McCarthy's comic psyche, you had...
  • Movie review: 'Tammy'

    Movie review: 'Tammy'
    Small favors, but in "Tammy" we have a less grating road-trip comedy than "Identity Thief," the one Melissa McCarthy did with Jason Bateman, and a more deliberately heartwarming vehicle than "The Heat," featuring McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. In...
  • Allison Janney Thrives with Her Second Act in TV

    Allison Janney picked up Emmy No. 5 on Saturday at the Creative Arts kudos, but the bigger win for the actress has been the fact that she's in the midst of an extraordinary second act in TV following her run on "The West Wing" more than a decade ago. "I'...
  • Billy Bob Thornton Makes a Pitch for 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'Game of Thrones' Guest Spots

    At Monday's Emmy Performers Peer Group party at the Montage Beverly Hills, the nominees thought long and hard about which TV shows they'd like to grace as a guest star. But "Veep's" Tony Hale didn't hesitate with his bid for a role on IFC's "Portlandia."...
  • Toronto: Sierra/Affinity to Sell Foreign Rights to Mae Whitman's 'The DUFF'

    Sierra/Affinity is launching international sales of CBS Films' teen comedy "The DUFF," starring Mae Whitman in the title role. Bella Thorne, Allison Janney, Robbie Amell, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman and Ken Jeong also star. Ari Sandel...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The Fidel Castro Tapes' and more

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The Fidel Castro Tapes' and more
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 31 - Sept. 6, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Rizzoli & Isles In the season finale,...
  • Inside Emmy Night's Wild and Glamorous After-Parties

    Variety was inside Hollywood's Emmy afterparties as TV's finest celebrated their golden night with plenty of champagne, dancing and trophy gazing. 8:12 p.m. With its impressive haul of Emmy loot -- including a best comedy win for "Modern Family" --...
  • Emmy Night considered -- Sofia Vergara got the joke!

    "F--- 'EM if they can't take a joke!" I often fall back on this classic Bette Midler retort, when faced with something totally ludicrous. FOR EXAMPLE, the cries of "inappropriate" and "objectifying" and "insulting" as to "Modern Family's" sex bomb Sofia...