Charlie Kaufman's wry, inventive onscreen explorations of the authentic/inauthentic self -- from "Being John Malkovich" through "Adaptation" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" -- have defied…
Chris Pine says he's "not really a sci-fi buff" but knew he was stepping into big shoes when he was tapped by J.J. Abrams to play the young James T. Kirk in "Star Trek," set for release next year.
The Emmy inroads that networks AMC and FX made this year are fully apparent in this category. Original basic cable nabbed its first-ever supporting actor nominations, meaning the infusion of fresh…
Three heavily serialized programs -- "The Sopranos," "24" and "Lost" -- have bagged outstanding drama Emmys in recent years. Nevertheless, broadcast networks mostly opted out of the…
Breaking Bad" creator-executive producer Vince Gilligan calls it "the luck of my ignorance" that he didn't consider the pitfalls of his show's edgy premise.
Bryan Cranston views his "Breaking Bad" character Walter White, a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher who starts making meth to provide for his financially strained family, as a guy "living up to his…
When it comes to the wide array of television moms these days, you may still see them occasionally in the kitchen, but what they're cooking with varies, and the results of their parenting often…
Christina Applegate's return to series television after having already spent a third of her life on it -- between the long-running hit "Married With Children" and the short-lived NBC sitcom "Jesse"…
With two days of shooting followed by eight days off to create nine weeks' worth of "In Treatment" episodes, Embeth Davidtz fell in love with a filming schedule.
One of the perennial thrills of the Oscar race is figuring out what unforeseen actor or actress will nestle in among the perceived front-runners come nominations morning, and concurrently, who might…
Laura Linney knew she had to play Manhattan neurotic Wendy Savage for writer-director Tamara Jenkins when her "actor brain" flicked on three pages into reading the script.