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Globes honours ‘Breaking Bad,’ surprises with Fox’s ‘Brooklyn Nine Nine’

After a while it grew monotonous: a steady stream of Golden Globe winners declaring surprise. For the people behind Fox’s detective comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” it was genuine but not so with the victory lap for “Breaking Bad,” and its team didn’t pretend otherwise. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” won the Globe on Sunday for best television comedy, with …

Billy Bob Thornton says TV has eclipsed movies as the place for sophisticated projects

PASADENA, Calif.—Billy Bob Thornton said actors who want to work on sophisticated projects are finding them in television and not film. He’s proving the point with a starring role in the upcoming FX series “Fargo,” inspired by the 1996 Joel and Ethan Coen movie. Thornton told a Television Critics Association meeting Tuesday that while Hollywood …

‘Girls’ producers, star, hit back at query about show’s nudity; diversity is another issue

PASADENA, Calif.—The nudity that’s a part of HBO’s “The Girls” has raised eyebrows. A question about it raised the ire of the show’s producers. At a Thursday session with the Television Critics Association to promote the comedy’s new season, a reporter asked Lena Dunham, the show’s creator, executive producer and star, why her character was …

Jennifer Hudson: The emotional highlight at the 2014 People’s Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES—Jennifer Hudson held back tears when she accepted the favourite humanitarian award at the 2014 People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday night. Accompanied on stage by her sister Julia Hudson, the Oscar-winning actress became choked up as she said, “My mother always taught us without family you have nothing. Whether you know it or not, …

South Korea boy band BIGBANG set to end successful tour in Japan

TOKYO—South Korean pop group BIGBANG is set to end a massively successful tour of Japan, cementing its status as one of the more popular boy bands in Asia. The five-member band closes out the tour, with stops at all six of Japan’s domed stadiums, with three shows starting Saturday in Osaka. The band is popular …

Voice actor H. Jon Benjamin relishes success of ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘Archer’

TORONTO—It’s not often that crack comic voice actor H. Jon Benjamin whose laconic drone enlivens the titular stars of animated comedies “Archer” and “Bob’s Burgers” is recognized publicly by his voice, rather than his appearance. But when it happens, it’s a memorable experience for the 47-year-old, who to put it delicately scarcely resembles the svelte, …

Smartest Celebrities in Hollywood

Contrary to popular notion, Hollywood celebrities aren’t just about glitz and glamour. Some of them have bested thousands of people not just in landing the next multi-million dollar role that made them a household name, but also in the field of academics. Yep, you read that right. Academics. Get ready to “ooh” and “ahh” and …

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