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    Alec Baldwin, Cecily Strong Set For Broadway’s ‘Celebrity Autobiography’; Rachel Dratch, Susan Lucci In Line-Up

    (11/8/18) Alec Baldwin, Cecily Strong, Rachel Dratch and Susan Lucci are among the stars heading to Broadway for a four-night stand of Celebrity Autobiography, the comedy in which celebrities read the memoirs of other celebrities.

    The show will run on four consecutive holiday-season Mondays at the Marquis Theatre beginning Nov. 26. Each performance will include a different line-up of the rotating cast members (see below for the complete roster).

    In addition to Baldwin, Strong, Dratch and Lucci, the cast includes Lewis Black, Mario Cantone, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel and Antoni Porowski.

    The teaming of Baldwin, Strong and Dratch reunites the Saturday Night Live players. The Baldwin casting is his first announced gig since his arrest in New York last week for allegedly punching a man over a parking space dispute. Yesterday, ABC moved The Alec Baldwin Show from Sundays to Saturdays.

    Created by writer-performer Pack and developed by Pack and Reyfel, Celebrity Autobiography features cast members performing from actual celebrity memoirs.

    The show features “mashups” with the entire cast performing multiple memoirs covering themes such as fitness, music, food, sports, politics, celebrity poetry, and Hollywood love triangles. For example, the love story of Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Fisher, and Richard Burton is told from all sides.

    Various productions of Celebrity Autobiography have played Off Broadway, London’s West End, Edinburgh, and Australia’s Sydney Opera House over the past 10 years. The show is produced on Broadway by MagicSpace Entertainment, Angelo Fraboni, Carl Pasbjerg, Dayle Reyfel and EP Productions. (On other nights during the holiday season, Broadway’s Marquis Theatre plays host to The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays.)

    Though individual performance lineups are subject to change, the four Monday-night line-ups are:

    November 26
    Lewis Black
    Mario Cantone
    Rachel Dratch
    Eugene Pack
    Dayle Reyfel
    Cecily Strong

    December 3
    Mario Cantone
    Rachel Dratch
    Susan Lucci
    Eugene Pack
    Dayle Reyfel

    December 10
    Alec Baldwin
    Mario Cantone
    Rachel Dratch
    Eugene Pack
    Dayle Reyfel
    Cecily Strong

    December 17
    Mario Cantone
    Rachel Dratch
    Susan Lucci
    Eugene Pack
    Antoni Porowski
    Dayle Reyfel.

    Alec Baldwin Show Pulled Off Schedule, Will Move to Saturdays in December

    (11/6/18) Alec Baldwin is off the air (for now): ABC has pulled The Alec Baldwin Show from its Sunday time slot, TVLine has learned, with the freshman talk show moving to Saturdays in December.

    Repeats of Shark Tank will air in Alec Baldwin‘s previous Sundays-at-10 slot, beginning Sunday, Nov. 18. (They’ll be preempted by The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Sunday, Dec. 2, and by The Sound of Music on Sunday, Dec. 16.) Baldwin’s talk show will resume airing in a new time slot — Saturdays at 10/9c — beginning Dec. 8.

    The Alec Baldwin Show — in which the Emmy-winning actor has long-form chats with guests like Robert De Niro and Kim Kardashian West — premiered last month to barely 2 million viewers and a 0.3 demo rating, and has seen its total audience decline for three straight weeks. It’s even underperforming year-ago time slot holder Ten Days in the Valley, which averaged 2.7 mil and a 0.4 before it, too, got banished to Saturdays.

    On a perhaps related note: Baldwin was also arrested last week and charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly punching a man in a dispute over a parking spot in New York City. The actor later denied the charges on Twitter.

    Alec Baldwin's Assault Arrest May Have Been Mutual Combat, Not a Crime

    (11/4/18) Alec Baldwin may have a good defense in his assault case, because there is some evidence he did not punch his alleged victim as cops first said ... and what went down might not be a crime at all.

    Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Wojciech Cieszowski -- the man who swooped in and took a parking space that Baldwin believed was his -- told cops Baldwin struck him with his hand. That is more consistent with a slap than a punch. True enough, a slap can still be assault, but it's generally less serious.

    What's more ... we're told there is surveillance video, but it's super grainy. You see what appears to be a shoving match between the two men but it's hard to make out if Baldwin actually struck him.

    Here's the key -- if the 2 men were shoving each other, Baldwin could make the case it was mutual combat and not assault, and therefore not a crime. Cieszowski told cops he suffered face and neck injuries as a result of the alleged attack and was taken to the hospital.

    As we reported, Baldwin had someone on the street in front of his apartment building blocking an empty space so he could park there. and Cieszowski swooped in and took it. They both got out of the car and started arguing, and that's when the alleged attack went down. Baldwin was arrested, taken to the police station, given a desk appearance ticket for assault and harassment, and he was released.

    Kathy Bates on The Big Bang Theory 11/8/18

    (11/3/18) “The Consummation Deviation” – Sheldon tries to bond with Amy’s father, but when Wolowitz lures Mr. Fowler (Teller) away with magic tricks, Sheldon has no choice but to bond with Mrs. Fowler (Kathy Bates). Also, Koothrappali and Anu try to get physical for the first time, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Nov. 8 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    Alec Baldwin arrested after allegedly punching someone in parking dispute

    (11/3/18) Authorities say Alec Baldwin has been arrested after allegedly punching a man in the face during a dispute over a parking spot outside his New York City home.

    The actor was taken into custody just before 2 p.m. Friday in Manhattan’s West Village neighbourhood.

    Police say Baldwin claimed he had a family member holding the spot when a man driving a station wagon pulled up and took it.

    Officials say the men were arguing and pushing each other before the 60-year-old Baldwin turned violent.

    The 49-year-old station wagon driver was taken to a hospital with jaw pain.

    A representative for Baldwin did not immediately respond to a message requesting comment.

    Baldwin is known for playing President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live.” Asked about Baldwin’s arrest, Trump said: “I wish him luck.”

    Alec Baldwin Set To Host Inaugural Arthur Miller Foundation Honors

    (10/17/18) Alec Baldwin will host the Arthur Miller Foundation’s inaugural honors gala in New York celebrating the work of HBO Documentary Films and playwright Tony Kushner.

    The inaugural Arthur Miller Foundation Honors is set for Monday, Oct. 22, at Manhattan’s City Winery. Baldwin hosts, with appearances by Nathan Lane, Edie Falco, Tituss Burgess, Anthony Ramos, Denée Benton, Katrina Lenk, Ari’el Stachel, Solea Pfeiffer, Sherie Rene Scott and Brandon Victor Dixon.

    The evening will conclude with a musical performance from children impacted by the Arthur Miller Foundation’s theater program. In addition to HBO Documentary Films (Legacy Award) and Kushner (Humanitarian Award), the foundation will also recognize one veteran public school teacher who has displayed excellence in theater education.

    The Arthur Miller Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access and equity to theater education in New York City public schools. Co-Chairs of the inaugural honors event include filmmaker Rebecca Miller (whose documentary about her father, Arthur Miller: Writer, premiered this year on HBO), Steven Spielberg & Kate Capshaw, Sandi Farkas, Janine & Michael Smith.

    The event will raise funds for the Foundation’s theater education programs.

    After SNL, Baldwin urges voters to ’overthrow’ Trump government

    (10/16/18) Actor Alec Baldwin followed up his latest parody portrayal of President Donald Trump with a serious call Sunday night for voters to use the Nov. 6 midterm elections to peacefully “overthrow” the government.

    After reprising his role as Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” Baldwin flew to New Hampshire, where he was the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s annual fall fundraising dinner.

    “The way we implement change in America is through elections. We change governments here at home in an orderly and formal way,” he said. “In that orderly and formal way and lawful way, we need to overthrow the government of the United States under Donald Trump.”

    The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment Sunday night.

    Baldwin said on issue after issue, Republicans are destroyers, not builders.

    “There is a small cadre of people currently in power who are hell-bent on continuing a malicious immigration policy that has set this country up for human rights violations charges by the global community. This cadre has looted money from the federal treasury and deposited it directly into the bank accounts of their most ardent political supporters,” he said.

    He said Republicans “shrug” when it comes to gun violence, “spit in the face” at the rest of the world at the notion of changing outdated energy policies and offer neither hope nor solutions to people of colour “who seek a decent seat at the American economic table but instead are issued a prison term, or worse, a bullet.”

    The recent confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh showed that Republicans view women as undeserving as the same constitutional protections as men, Baldwin said.

    “They themselves are sons, husbands, fathers, and yet when the time arrived in the thick of the #metoo movement to set politics aside and establish that women’s rights were more important than political expediency, they failed and it was ugly,” he said.

    Several of the political leaders and candidates who spoke before Baldwin praised survivors of sexual assault who were moved to tell their stories during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, saying they should inspire others to speak up and advocate for issues they care about.

    “People raising their voices and sharing their experiences is what has been critical for our democracy and our capacity to move forward throughout our history,” U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan said. “As difficult as the Kavanaugh battle was, those moments have been incredibly important and will continue to be as we move forward.”

    Congressional candidate Chris Pappas echoed that sentiment.

    “If we’re not hoarse by the time the election rolls around, we’re not doing our jobs or we’re not paying attention,” he said. “It’s about raising our voices and what we’re all about as a country.”

    In 2016, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster went public with her own account of a renowned heart surgeon reaching up her skirt during a business luncheon more than 40 years ago, when she was a young staffer on Capitol Hill.

    “I want to say to everyone, to the survivors who have come forward and those who have not, I believe you and you are not alone,” Kuster said Sunday.

    Baldwin’s appearance in the state that holds the first presidential primary came hours before the premiere of his new talk show. “The Alec Baldwin Show,” which airs on ABC at 10 p.m., will feature one-on-one conversations with celebrities and cultural icons.

    But Baldwin said it won’t be overtly political. Asked Sunday if he’d consider running for office himself, he didn’t rule it out but joked that his wife would likely divorce him.

    Alec Baldwin: ‘Ever since I played Trump, black people love me’

    (10/11/18) Alec Baldwin believes he’s expanded his fanbase since playing Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live.”

    “I don’t know how to say this and I don’t want to get it wrong either, because everything is a minefield of bombs going off, but ever since I played Trump, black people love me. They love me,” Baldwin, 60, told The Hollywood Reporter.

    “Everywhere I go, black people go crazy. I think it’s because they’re most afraid of Trump. I’m not going to paint every African-American person with the same brush, but a significant number of them are sitting there going, ‘This is going to be bad for black folks.'”

    Baldwin previously said portraying the POTUS was “agony,” but says he’ll be back for future episodes of “SNL” anyway.

    “I’m going to mosey in there and hopefully we’ll have a fresh round of indictments to tear into,” he said. “From my mouth to Robert Mueller’s ears.”

    He explained of his “cartoonish” portrayal of the president, “All I wanted my Trump to be is mean-spirited and miserable, like Mr. Potter from ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ But then I’ll say, ‘Oh, I don’t want to do it anymore,’ and people will go, ‘Don’t you dare give that up, we need you.’ Like I’ve gotten people through something in our nation’s history.”

    Baldwin also touched on the #MeToo movement, claiming there have been attempts to write about allegations of misconduct against him — but that none ever came to fruition because they were all false.

    “I want to preface this by saying that all these guys who have done terrible things, who doesn’t want them punished? This whole idea that I’m covering for [accused director] Jimmy Toback or whatever? The minute that people are found guilty of some crime or there’s a glistening reservoir of information or evidence … It’s not a witch hunt because a witch hunt indicates that there is very little truth, if none at all, and there is a lot of truth here. But what worries me is that this is a fire that needs constant kindling,” he griped.

    Baldwin alleged that after Harvey Weinstein‘s decades of sexual misconduct allegations surfaced, a publication reached out to one of Baldwin’s former co-stars who was underage at the time they’d filmed together in the 1980s. (Baldwin asked that THR omit the names of the publication and the co-star.)

    “She goes, ‘Alec, they called me and they said that a wardrobe person said you sexually molested me and that you constantly had me sitting on your lap and they asked me for a comment,'” he recalled. “I go, ‘My God, what did you say?’ And she said, ‘I told them it was ridiculous, that you never groped me.'”

    “I just remember thinking in that moment, ‘Wow, they’re looking for people. This is a fire that needs fresh wood, and they’re coming for me,'” he said.

    Baldwin added of Rose McGowan specifically, “She’s a tragic front person for [the #MeToo] cause, and I say that because you don’t stand much of a chance of getting where you want to be if you’re going to arbitrarily alienate and excoriate innocent men. … It’s like all of a sudden, she’s one of the Crips — the head of her own gang.”

    ‘Alec Baldwin Show’ Sets Guest List: Kim Kardashian, Robert De Niro, Taraji P. Henson, RuPaul, Norway’s Prime Minister

    (10/11/18) Robert De Niro and Taraji P. Henson will be Alec Baldwin’s first guests when The Alec Baldwin Show premieres Sunday, October 14.

    Kim Kardashian West, wife of President Donald Trump’s new BFF Kanye West, will guest the next week, October 21. That day Baldwin will devote his show’s entire hour to talking to the “reality star, entrepreneur and cultural phenom” about her “famous family,” and her recent political advocacy.

    Last May, Nearly a decade after President Donald Trump reportedly complained he’d been stuck with Khloe Kardashian on his Celebrity Apprentice reality TV series when he really wanted her “hot” sister Kim, Trump finally got the Kardashian of his dreams on his latest reality series, The White House. Kim Kardashian came to the White House to make the case for pardoning 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving a life sentence on drug offenses and had been behind bars for more than two decades.

    An Associated Press journalist who had a lot to learn about reality TV stars reported at the time it was unclear if Kim, who, like Trump, is an NBCU reality TV star, would get to sit down with Trump in the Oval Office.

    “Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing,” POTUS tweeted proudly to his 53 million followers that afternoon. Meanwhile, Kardashian tweeted – to her 60M followers – “Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson. Today is for you.”

    Alec Baldwin, of course, plays Donald Trump, brilliantly, on Saturday Night Live. President Trump is not amused. Baldwin does not care. Trump likely will watch that interview.

    Meanwhile, ABC announced some of Baldwin’s other guests for the first season of his Sunday sit-down show: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., RuPaul, Kerry Washington, former President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards, Jeff Bridges, Sarah Jessica Parker, former Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, Mike Myers, Regina King, Gloria Allred, Ricky Gervais and the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg.

    Charlie Matthau Readying ‘The Book Of Leah’ With Armand Assante

    (10/9/18) Filmmaker Charlie Matthau is close to finishing the independent feature The Book of Leah starring Armand Assante, which tells the story of a teenage rape victim who rebuilds herself as a karate fighter and seeks revenge on her attacker.

    Brianna Joy Chomer plays Leah Gold, who after sneaking into a night club with her friends, is sexually assaulted in 1980s Chicago. The police do not take her case seriously, trying to blame Leah for being a minor, and the way she dressed. Her high-class family, embarrassed by the incident, sends Leah to a girls school, where she ultimately meets her uncle, played by four-time Golden Globe nominee Assante, who is a Holocaust survivor.

    More than another female Karate Kid film, there are layers in The Book of Leah which echo a lot of what we’ve read lately about sexual assault; how alleged victims like Christine Blasey Ford and Patti Davis remained quiet about their incidents for several decades for many reasons. The Book of Leah puts a spotlight on the injustice that rape victim weather; the disbelief some face by those in authority after pointing a finger at their attackers.

    In the film, Assante’s Adam Siegel forms a strong bond with Leah and builds her into a karate champ. Also starring in the pic is jazz singer and pianist Freddy Cole in his first feature role as a musical mentor to Leah, Kate Linder as Leah’s mother, Ty Olwin as the love interest, and Melanie Neilan as Leah’s friend.

    Based on a true story, The Book of Leah was written by Leslie Neilan and Alan Roth. Neilan also produces with Kenneth Atchity. Matthau’s directorial credits include such pics as the 2012 feature take of Elmore Leonard’s Freaky Deaky starring Christian Slater, Billy Burke and Crispin Glover as well as 1995’s The Grass Harp based on the Truman Capote novel in which Matthau directed his Oscar-winning father Walter Matthau, Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie. The Grass Harp won best English Language Film at the 1996 Palm Springs Film Festival.

    ‘Drunk Parents’ Starring Salma Hayek & Alec Baldwin Lands Vertical & DirecTV Deal – Toronto

    (9/17/18) Vertical Entertainment and DirecTV have picked up U.S. distribution rights to the Salma Hayek- and Alec Baldwin-starring comedy Drunk Parents from BRON Studios in a deal finalized at the Toronto Film Festival. The pic doesn’t have a release date, but distributors are aiming for a theatrical bow sometime in the first quarter of next year.

    Directed by Fred Wolf, the film centers on the attempts of two parents to hide their ever-increasing financial difficulties from their daughter and social circle through elaborate neighborhood schemes that take their lives on a hilarious downward spiral. Jim Gaffigan, Joe Manganiello and Ben Platt also star.

    Wolf and Peter Gaulke penned the screenplay for the film, which was produced by Rob Barnum and Aaron L. Gilbert; Jason Cloth, David Friendly and Nadine de Barros are exec producers. The film is a co-production from BRON Studios and Fortitude International, in association with Creative Wealth Media.

    The deal was negotiated by Rich Goldberg and Peter Jarowey at Vertical with Anjay Nagpal of BRON.

    Emmys Sets First Group Of Presenters: Alec Baldwin, Michael Douglas, Kit Harington, Tina Fey, More

    (9/7/18) Alec Baldwin, Michael Douglas, Stranger Things‘ Millie Bobby Brown and Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harington are among the first batch of Emmy Award presenters set for the Sept. 17 telecast.

    The initial roster, announced by the Television Academy and exec producer Lorne Michaels today, includes five presenters who are up for awards themselves: (Baldwin, Saturday Night Live), Rachel Brosnahan ?(The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Millie Bobby Brown ?(Stranger Things), Kate McKinnon ?(Saturday Night Live), Sandra Oh? (Killing Eve).

    Hosted by SNL‘s Colin Jost and Michael Che, the 70th Emmy Awards will telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, September 17, (8-11 PM ET/5:00-8:00 PM PT) on NBC. Exec producer is Lorne Michaels (SNL, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon).

    Here is the complete first group of presenters announced today:

    - Alec Baldwin? (Saturday Night Live, Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series nominee)
    - Rachel Brosnahan ?(The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) – Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series nominee
    - Millie Bobby Brown ?(Stranger Things) – Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series nominee
    - Michael Douglas ?(The Kominsky Method)
    - Tina Fey ?(Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
    - Kit Harington ?(Game of Thrones)
    - Taraji P. Henson ?(Empire)
    - Kate McKinnon ?(Saturday Night Live) – Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series nominee
    - Tracy Morgan ?(The Last O.G.)
    - Bob Odenkirk ?(Better Call Saul)
    - Sandra Oh? (Killing Eve) – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nominee
    - Constance Wu ?(Fresh Off the Boat).

    Alec Baldwin Departs ‘The Joker’ Movie

    (8/30/18) It’s no joke: Alec Baldwin at the last minute has dropped out of Todd Phillips’ The Joker movie at Warner Bros.

    In an interview with USA Today just days after taking the supporting role, the 30 Rock actor cited scheduling conflicts.

    Production begins September 10 for the DC title, and we hear that the talks went down to the five-yard line, given how close it is to cameras rolling. Warner Bros. had no comment. Baldwin was to play Thomas Wayne, Bruce Wayne’s father. “I’m sure there are 25 guys who can play that part,” the actor told USA Today,

    The Joker is set for release on October 4, 2019.

    Alec Baldwin Joins Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’

    (8/27/18) Alec Baldwin is boarding Todd Phillips’ Joker movie at Warner Bros in a supporting role, Deadline has learned. Cameras roll on September 10.

    While Warner Bros has not confirmed what role, buzz is that Baldwin is poised play the role of Thomas Wayne, who in DC canon is Bruce Wayne/Batman’s father. Thomas Wayne was first introduced in Detective Comics #33 (Nov. 1939) and he is respected physician and philanthropist in Gotham City. Wayne and his wife are murdered exiting the theater, an incident which young Bruce witnesses. That becomes his m.o. for ultimately becoming a vigilante. In the early comics, Wayne’s murderer is mugger/hitman Joe Chill, but starting with the first Tim Burton 1989 Batman movie, it’s the Joker who is the culprit.

    Baldwin joins a growing cast that includes Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, and Zazie Beetz as Sophie Dumond. As has been previously reported, Phillips’ take on the famed DC character will possess a grittier, ’80s sensibility.

    Baldwin was recently nominated for his 19th Primetime Emmy. For the second consecutive year, he’s up for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Love, a role which delivered him a win in the category last September. Overall, Baldwin counts three Emmy wins, his other two being in 2008 and 2009 for outstanding lead comedy actor on 30 Rock. Baldwin was nominated for a supporting actor Oscar in 2004 for The Cooler and recently starred in this summer’s half-billion-plus grossing hit Mission: Impossible – Fallout as well as Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman which is taking off on the specialty circuit with north of $31M. Baldwin is already starring in another Warner Bros.’ feature, the Ed Norton-directed period drama Motherless Brooklyn due out next year.

    Baldwin is repped by CAA. Joker opens on Oct. 4, 2019.

    Kathy Bates on Big Bang Theory 9/24/18

    (8/24/18) “The Conjugal Configuration” – Sheldon and Amy’s honeymoon runs aground in New York, while Penny and Leonard discover they are uncomfortably similar to Amy’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fowler (Teller and Kathy Bates). Also, Koothrappali insults physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and starts a Twitter war, on the 12th season premiere of THE BIG BANG THEORY, on a special night, Monday, Sept. 24 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    RECURRING CAST: Kathy Bates (Mrs. Fowler), Teller (Mr. Fowler), Neil deGrasse Tyson (Himself), Bill Nye (Himself)

    Alec Baldwin To Exec Produce Indie ‘Beast Beast’ Based On ‘Krista’ Short Film

    (7/26/18) Multiple Emmy awards winner Alec Baldwin has come on board as exec producer on the film Beast Beast, the feature adaptation of Krista, a short film which won the first annual Vimeo Staff Pick Award at this year’s SXSW. Danny Madden wrote Beast Beast and will be in the director’s chair when filming commences at the end of this summer in Georgia.

    Set in a southern town, the film deals with the new and old issues of growing up and reaching for more. As the three main characters navigate changing masks of identity out in the world, at school, within their families and online, their lives hit a boiling point swirling with trauma, petty crimes, new love and gun violence.

    Baldwin will EP with Casey Bader under their El Dorado Pictures banner. Producers are Jim Cummings, Matt Miller, Tara Ansley, and Benjamin Wiessner, the team behind Thunder Road, the SXSW Grand Jury prize-winning film. Madden, Cummings and Wiessner’s Ornana and Miller’s Vanishing Angle are the production companies behind the project.

    Talk Show Appearance


    Wednesday, July 25: Guests include Alec Baldwin

    2018 Primetime Emmy Nominations

    (7/12/18) (Former soap stars in bold)

    LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus)
    Pamela Adlon, Better Things
    Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Allison Janney, Mom
    Issa Rae, Insecure
    Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
    Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

    LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: Donald Glover)
    Anthony Anderson, black-ish
    Ted Danson, The Good Place
    Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Donald Glover, Atlanta
    Bill Hader, Barry
    William H. Macy, Shameless

    SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: Alec Baldwin)
    Louie Anderson, Baskets
    Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
    Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta
    Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
    Henry Winkler, Barry

    GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY (2017 winner: SNL host Dave Chappelle)
    Katt Williams, Atlanta
    Sterling K. Brown, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    Bryan Cranston, Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Donald Glover, Saturday Night Live
    Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

    Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult
    Letitia Wright, Black Mirror, “Black Museum”
    Merrit Wever, Godless
    Sara Bareilles, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
    Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
    Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

    SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE (2017 winner: Alexander Skarsgård)
    Jeff Daniels, Godless
    Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
    Ricky Martin, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
    Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story<

    Legendary Soap Scribe Dead At 96

    (7/6/18) Harding “Pete” Lemay, passed away on May 26 at the age of 96. One of the genre’s most highly regarded writers, Lemay won Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on ANOTHER WORLD and GUIDING LIGHT. He head-wrote AW during what is hailed as its creative heyday, from 1971-79, head-wrote GL from 1980-81, and head-wrote THE DOCTORS from 1981-81. He also served as a story consultant on AS THE WORLD TURNS, ONE LIFE TO LIVE and AW, and was the co-creator and head writer of LOVERS AND FRIENDS in 1977.

    Alec Baldwin bashes Peter King at Democratic fundraiser

    (6/24/18) Actor Alec Baldwin played comedic attack dog at a campaign fundraiser Friday night — likening Long Island GOP Rep. Peter King to a crossing guard.

    “He will do anything to hold onto power. The guy probably couldn’t get a job,” said Baldwin, who spoke at a Bridgehampton money raising bash for Democratic candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley, who hopes to challenge King.

    Baldwin said King wouldn’t have “as much attention,and as much glory and as much ego stroking if he weren’t on the government dime.”

    “This job is a job that completes him as a human being. If he was in the private sector, he’d probably be a crossing guard or something I don’t really know,” Baldwin said to laughter.

    Grechen Shirley, who standing to the left of Baldwin, looked nervous for an instant when Baldwin compared King to crossing guards.

    “No offense to crossing guards, by the way,” Baldwin quickly added.

    Grechen Shirley then smiled.

    “He’s a guy that’s held onto this job, gaming the current system, getting re-elected. Incumbency is a very, very powerful,” Baldwin said..

    “His time is up. He’s got to go. He’s got to go,” said Baldwin, who won an Emmy award for his portrayal of President Trump on ‘Saturday Night Live.'”

    Alec Baldwin To Howard Stern: “If I Ran For President, I Would Win – Hands Down”

    (6/12/18) Alec Baldwin isn’t the American president, but he plays one on TV. And we’ve heard rumblings of a 2020 White House run for the 30 Rock alum and SNL‘s designated Donald Trump. So how about it?

    “If I ran for president, I would win, hands down,” Baldwin said on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show today. “It would be the funniest, most exciting, most crazy campaign.” Watch the video clip above.

    Funnier and crazier than that last GOP one, dude? Well maybe — seeing as Howard Stern suggested he “run for president as Donald Trump.”

    The King of All Media, of course, teed it all up by bantering with Baldwin about the potential gig. Then the host realized a fact: “But you’re busy with Match Game.” Once the ensuing comedy jokes subsided, Baldwin appeared to get serious. Stern began, “If you’re the hope of the Democratic Party …” “I’m not,” the actor interrupted. “I’m only saying that [about running] because people really don’t have a sense of who is gonna come up. I mean, somebody great is gonna come up, I hope. But the only reason I say it is because I’d love to run for that kind of position — to have things be very common sense. There’s so many things this country needs to do that are so obvious.”

    Maybe future Democratic National Committee chairman David Letterman could introduce the top two candidates at the 2020 convention: “Alec … Oprah. Oprah … Alec.”

    Soap's Robert Mandan Dead at 86

    (6/4/18) Robert Mandan, best known to TV audiences for his role as Chester Tate on the classic ABC sitcom Soap, has died at the age of 86.

    Mandan passed away in Los Angeles on April 29 after suffering a long, undisclosed illness, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Dixon.

    The veteran TV actor got his start in soap operas, with stints on From These Roots (1959-1961), The Edge of Night (1963), The Doctors (1963) and Search for Tomorrow (1966-1970). He continued to work regularly throughout the 1970s, appearing on episodes of All in the Family, Maude, Sanford and Son, Mission: Impossible and The Streets of San Francisco, among other high-profile series.

    Mandan’s star-making role came soon after, when he was cast on the aforementioned Soap as the philandering husband to Katherine Helmond’s Jessica from 1977 to 1981. The series ran for a total of four seasons and spawned the successful spinoff Benson, starring the late Robert Guillaume.

    After Soap, Mandan starred as Col. Lawrence Fielding in the TV adaptation of Private Benjamin, which ran on CBS from 1981-1983. In 1984, he starred opposite John Ritter on the short-lived Three’s a Crowd, in a role he originated in the final episodes of Three’s Company. In 1986, he appeared on The Facts of Life as Dr. Bruce Gaines, a member of the Peace Corps who married Mrs. Garrett in Charlotte Rae’s farewell episodes. Then in 1991, he reunited with Soap spouse Helmond in two episodes of Who’s the Boss.

    Mandan’s film credits include Hickey & Boggs, MacArthur and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Other notable TV gigs included episodes of The Love Boat, CHiPS, Highway to Heaven, Santa Barbara, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Married… with Children.

    ‘American Princess’: Lesley Ann Warren & Max Ehrich Set To Recur In Lifetime Series

    (5/25/18) Lesley Ann Warren (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce) and Max Ehrich (Under the Dome) are set to recur opposite Georgia Flood in American Princess, Lifetime’s straight-to-series drama from Jenji Kohan, Jamie Denbo and Tara Herrmann.

    Created, written and executive produced by Denbo (Ronna & Beverly), American Princess follows Amanda (Flood), an Upper East Side socialite who runs away from her own dream wedding when she realizes that the life she thought she wanted, wasn’t actually right after all. When she stumbles upon a Renaissance Faire, she experiences an unexpected awakening, leading her to leave everything she thought she cared about behind. While at the Faire, Amanda quickly develops new friendships, rivalries and romance that opens her eyes to new beginnings.

    Warren will play Joanntha, Amanda’s (Flood) snobby Upper East Side mother from hell. Joanntha has a narcissistic personality disorder, a massive pill problem and never fails to drunkenly bulldoze every social event she attends. Ehrich is Brett, Amanda’s Manhattan lawyer groom and a bit of an Upper East Side prince. In addition to Flood, they join previously announced cast members Lucas Neff, Seana Kofoed, Rory O’Malley and Mary Hollis Inboden.

    Production on the 10-episode series, from A+E Studios and Global Road Entertainment, is slated to begin this summer in Los Angeles. Kohan (Orange is the New Black, GLOW), Herrmann, (Orange is the New Black, GLOW) and Mark Burley (Orange is the New Black, GLOW) also executive produce.

    Warren received a supporting actress Oscar nomination for her role as Norma Cassady in 1982’s Victor/Victoria. On TV, she was most recently seen in recurring roles on Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce and Starz’s Blunt Talk. She’s repped by Innovative Artists, Management Production Entertainment and Jackoway, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Austen, Mandelbaum, Morris & Klein.

    Ehrich is known for his roles as Hunter May on CBS’ Under the Dome and Freddie Ridge in Hulu’s The Path. He’s repped by MGMT Entertainment and Abrams Artists Agency.

    Alec Baldwin, wife welcome fourth child

    (5/18/18) Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria Baldwin have become proud parents of four after welcoming a new son.

    The Boss Baby star and his yogi other half announced the exciting news on Instagram on Thursday, sharing a photograph of the couple together in hospital with Hilaria holding the newborn in her arms.

    “He’s here! He’s perfect! 8lbs 2oz #wegotthis2018,” she captioned the sweet image, posted on her profile.

    The new mother and dad have yet to reveal their baby son’s name.

    Alec and Hilaria are already parents to daughter Carmen, four, as well as sons Rafael, two, and Leonardo Charles, one.

    Alec is also dad to 22-year-old model daughter Ireland from his first marriage to Kim Basinger.

    The actor wed yoga instructor and TV presenter Hilaria in 2012 after meeting her at New York restaurant Pure Food and Wine in 2011, when Alec walked up to her and handed her his business card.

    Just weeks ahead of the birth of her newborn son, Spanish beauty Hilaria revealed to HOLA! USA she wears the pants in the household.

    “I am the boss at home and everybody knows that. They call me that,” she said. “You ask them (her children), ‘Who is the boss’, and they’ll say, ‘Mommy is the boss’.

    “Alec lets me be the alpha parent, which is definitely our personalities and it works well,” she added of her husband. “That doesn’t mean that we don’t talk about things and I ask his advice and stuff like that. I’m just very clear about how I want things to be done.”

    Eva Green, Ed Skrein, Kathy Bates To Star In Sci-Fi Thriller ‘A Patriot’

    (4/29/18) Eva Green, Kathy Bates and Ed Skrein are attached to star in sci-fi thriller A Patriot, which Brian O’Shea’s The Exchange will launch world sales on in Cannes. Currently in pre-production, the movie’s screenplay comes from Dan Pringle (K-Shop) and Toby Rushton (Monsters) with Pringle also attached to direct. Project is being produced by Adam Merrifield (K-Shop) from White Lantern Film and John Giwa-Amu (The Machine) from Red & Black Films with Angus Finney (The Mother) executive producing.

    The script takes place in a future authoritarian state that has walled itself away from a world ravaged by climate chaos and resource wars. The story follows the unquestioning Border Corp Captain Kate Jones (Green) as she fights to defend the purity of the population, until a chance discovery makes her doubt the authorities she has pledge her allegiance and life to protect.

    The Exchange’s Cannes lineup includes Aja Naomi King’s A Girl From Mogadishu, Ethan Hawke’s Blaze and Jeremiah Zagar’s We The Animals.

    Sin City and Penny Dreadful star Green is represented by Tavistock Wood Management and UTA, Oscar-winner Bates by ICM and Deadpool star Skrein by 42, CAA and Bloom, Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman.

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