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Allison Janney

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  • TV Review: 'Outlander' Two-View: A Bonny Bore or Scotch Delight?

    A BONNY BORE -- Brian Lowry For those who turned "Outlander" into an international bestseller, seeing the characters brought to life, with Scotland as the bonny backdrop, will doubtless be something of a kick. For everyone else, the resulting series is a...
  • Allison Janney Remembers Her First Mention in Variety

    The prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival prides itself on discovering top talent, and in the summer of 1985, a tall, young actress arrived in Massachusetts ready to make her mark. Allison Janney's roles as "Woman #1" and "Man #3" in the festival's...
  • Emmy Supporting Nominees Break Free From Their Best-Known Roles

    No profession is more about reinvention than acting, but this year's comedy supporting acting nominees are proof that Emmy voters enjoy seeing performers break out of boxes -- even if those actors weren't so sure they were in a box in the first place....
  • 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."...
  • 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...
  • Watch the 'Masters of Sex' Season 2 Premiere in Full

    Did you miss the second season premiere of Showtime's "Masters of Sex" last night? That's OK, you can watch it here. Starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, Sunday night's episode was titled "Parallax" and, according to HitFix's Andy Sepinwall, was...
  • Emmy Awards 2014: Complete list of nominees

    Emmy Awards 2014: Complete list of nominees
    Here is the complete list of Primetime Emmy Awards nominees: Drama series "Breaking Bad" (AMC) "Downton Abbey" (PBS) "Game of Thrones" (HBO) "House of Cards" (Netflix) "Mad Men" (AMC) "True Detective" (HBO) Comedy series "The Big Bang Theory"...
  • 'Tammy's' Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone Build a Comedy Empire One Raunchy Joke at a Time

    Melissa McCarthy has emerged as one of Hollywood's biggest movie stars. But her offscreen lifestyle suggests otherwise. She still resides in a small three-bedroom house in Los Angeles suburb Toluca Lake with her husband, Ben Falcone. Their two young...
  • Emmys 2014: Buzzmeter panelists talk 'True Detective,' newcomers

    Emmys 2014: Buzzmeter panelists talk 'True Detective,' newcomers
    Emmy nominations arrive two weeks from Thursday, and there's the possibility we might see some fresh faces mixed in with the perennial favorites. (Really.) We gathered The Envelope's Buzzmeter panelists — USA Today's Robert Bianco, TV Guide's Matt...
  • July movie highlights include 'Tammy,' 'Hercules'

     July movie highlights include 'Tammy,' 'Hercules'
    Old favorites return to the multiplex in July. Oscar-winners Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton and Susan Sarandon are back. So, too, are Hercules and the furry stars from the "Planet of the Apes" franchise. Tammy Release date: July 2...
  • 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...