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Denzel Washington’s Son Nabs Role on HBO Pilot

 

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John David Washington is taking after his dear old dad.

The son of Denzel Washington has nabbed his first major acting role in HBO’s pilot show, Baller.
John David Washington will be playing the ‘Ricky;’ a highly competitive and highly spiritual pro athlete. Washington will be joined by former UCLA Bruins footballer Donovan Carter, will play ‘Vernon;’ a deeply family oriented pro-athlete, and actor-wrestler Dwayne Johnson is spearheading the project.

Ballers is a 30-minute dramedy that follows the lives of several Miami-based athletes.

The show is a joint project by  Mark Wahlberg and Entourage producer Stephen Levinson.

Washington played football at Morehouse College and went on to have a career with the NFL team, the St. Louis Rams. He has a small part in the 1992 film, Malcolm X, alongside his father.

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‘Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth’ Comes to HBO Nov. 16

 

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Mike Tyson‘s highly acclaimed one-man show is heading to television.

The champ’s show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, goes from the stage to HBO this November.

The documentary was filmed during Tyson’s on-stage show. This HBO documentary was filmed by Spike Lee and will air on Saturday, November 16 at 8PM ET.

 

Idris Elba Covers GQ’s Style Issue [Oct ’13]

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Idris Elba knows how to wear a suit.

The actor covers GQ magazine’s Style Issue. Elba is a seasoned actor, but his life has been filled with many twists and turns. Read on to discover more about Elba’s past, which includes dealing drugs,  being a shy kid and finding out a child he thought was his was in fact not.

On selling marijuana and working as a doorman to make a living:
“Yeah, it was, because I was running with cats. I mean, I was DJ’ing, but I was also pushing bags of weed; I was doing my work. I had to. I know that sounds corny, but this is the truth.” He says he’d sell drugs at Carolines, and meanwhile all these successful guys would come through: D. L. Hughley, Dave Chappelle. “All those black comedians, they knew me as a doorman.”

On his popular role of  Stringer Bell on HBO’s The Wire:
“That really is more about the writing of The Wire than it is the performance. You know, Stringer Bell is a great character that was written. I happened to play him, but it could’ve been anybody playing that role.”

On a woman he was dating saying he was the father of her child:
“The celebration of having a son—from a man’s perspective, it’s massive.” He told friends about it. He told reporters about it. Then came the suggestion—not from the child’s mother, but from elsewhere—that not everything was what it appeared to be.
On seeing the paternity results:

“To be given that and then have it taken away so harshly,” he says, “was like taking a full-on punch in the face: POW.”

On finding out he was not the father of a boy he was calling his son:
“You know, the truth is—like, even admitting it, I’ll probably get laughed at for the rest of my life. But it is just tragic, and it happened.” He looks directly at me when he says this. “But I wasn’t knocked out. I stood right the f–k back up, and I ain’t aiming to take another punch in the face ever again.

On having a shy personality as a kid:

As a kid, Elba says, “I sort of blended into the background quite a bit. I wasn’t the guy that was a big personality. I was the tall, silent, quiet type.” Even now—I can attest to this—he gets lost in crowds. Walk into a room with him and watch him disappear. “I call it the invisible factor,” he says. “On any ordinary street, walking down in London Soho in a cap, I’m just a f–king tall black man walking along.”

For more with Elba, visit GQ.com.

Sarah Jessica Parker for Harper’s Bazaar Magazine [September]

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Sarah Jessica Parker glitters in gold on the September cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine.

In this new interview Parker dishes on husband Matthew Broderick and why she keeps their private life away from the public. She also gives some details on the HBO project she’s producing.

On rumors of Matthew Broderick’s alleged affair:

“Yeah, I didn’t comment on it,” Parker acknowledges, adding, “People have asked me about my marriage, ‘How do you make it work, and I say, ‘We don’t talk about it.’ That’s not really true. It’s sort of a nasty response.” She thinks for a moment. “Matthew and I come from a different time and place. When we were young people, all we ever wanted was to be good working actors. We didn’t think of fame or money because, honestly, money was never part of the dream. It was to work in theater, to be around those people whose work I was in total awe of. I never saw the trappings; nobody talked about being a celebrity. So when our marriage came up in conversation, it wouldn’t occur to us that we were obligated to respond to allegations or gossip. You have to be a bit circumspect, but you also have to take up a position, and you have to stick to it.

On her love for husband Matthew Broderick:

“There’s also the reality of your life,” she continues. “I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him. We can only be in the marriage we are. We’re very devoted to our family and our lives. I love our life. I love that he’s the father of my children, and it’s because of him that there’s this whole other world that I love.”

On the new HBO show she’s producing and possibly star in: “It’s about a woman, a beloved talk-show host out of Minneapolis, whose husband is a cook. He sort of put his career on hold while she had this big success, and ultimately they move to New York to give his career a chance. But they’re floundering. He’s a hothead and he can’t really keep a job. Deeply lovable.” In the emotional turmoil her character winds up having an affair. “When we started working on this,” she says, “it became clear that women in their 40s are having affairs, and if they’re not having an affair, then one of their best friends is. How do we treat our marriages, and how can you be deeply involved and in love with someone else and also be in love with your husband? How are you a good mother? And what does it do to a marriage to be so deeply distracted elsewhere?”

[Source-  Harper’s Bazaar]

Nominations List: 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

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And the nominees are…

Neil Patrick Harris, who will also serve as host in the fall,  presented the nominations with Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul early this morning.

Downton Abbey, Breaking Bad, 30 rock, Scandal, and Glee are received nominations n various categories.

The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards airs live on CBS  September 22 from the Nokia Theater in LA, California. Check out the list of nominees below.

 

COMEDY SERIES

Outstanding Comedy Series
“30 Rock” (NBC)
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Girls” (HBO)
“Louie” (FX)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock” (NBC)
Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development” (Netflix)
Louis C.K., “Louie” (FX)
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies” (Showtime)
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes” (Showtime)
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Laura Dern, “Enlightened” (HBO)
Lena Dunham, “Girls” (HBO)
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Tina Fey, “30 Rock” (NBC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Adam Driver, “Girls” (HBO)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Max Greenfield, “New Girl” (FOX)
Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Tony Hale, “Veep” (HBO)
Ed O’Neill, “Modern Family” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series?
Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep” (HBO)
Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock” (NBC)
Jane Lynch, “Glee” (FOX)
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Merritt Wever, “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Louie C.K., “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Bobby Cannavale, “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Will Forte, “30 Rock” (NBC)
Nathan Lane, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Bob Newhart, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Justin Timberlake, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Dot-Marie Jones, “Glee” (FOX)
Melissa Leo, “Louie” (FX)
Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Molly Shannon, “Enlightened” (HBO)
Elaine Stritch, “30 Rock” (NBC)
Kristin Wiig, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

DRAMA SERIES

Outstanding Drama Series
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Homeland” (Showtime)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“Mad Men” (AMC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom” (HBO)
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Damian Lewis, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Connie Britton, “Nashville” (ABC)
Claire Danes, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Vera Farmiga, “Bates Motel” (A&E)
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men” (HBO)
Kerry Washington, “Scandal” (ABC)
Robin Wright, “House of Cards” (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Bobby Cannavale, “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Morena Baccarin, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Dan Bucatinsky, “Scandal” (ABC)
Michael J. Fox, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Rupert Friend, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Harry Hamlin, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Nathan Lane, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Robert Morse, “Mad Men” (AMC)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Linda Cardellini, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Joan Cusack, “Shameless” (Showtime)
Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom” (HBO)
Margo Martindale, “The Americans” (FX)
Carrie Preston, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Diana Rigg, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

MINISERIES/MOVIES

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
“American Horror Story: Asylum” (FX)
“Behind the Candelabra” (HBO)
“The Bible” (HISTORY)
“Parade’s End” (HBO)
“Phil Spector” (HBO)
“Political Animals”
“Top of the Lake” (Sundance)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Parade’s End” (HBO)
Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra” (HBO)
Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra” (HBO)
Toby Jones, “The Girl” (HBO)
Al Pacino, “Phil Spector” (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum” (FX)
Laura Linney, “The Big C: Hereafter” (Showtime)
Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector” (HBO)
Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake” (Sundance)
Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals” (USA)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Scott Bakula, “Behind the Candelabra” (HBO)
James Cromwell, “American Horror Story: Asylum” (FX)
John Benjamin Hickey, “The Big C: Hereafter” (Showtime)
Peter Mullan, “Top of the Lake” (Sundance)
Zachary Quinto, “American Horror Story: Asylum” (FX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Ellen Burstyn, “Political Animals” (USA)
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Asylum” (FX)
Charlotte Rampling, “Restless” (Sundance)
Imelda Staunton, “The Girl” (HBO)
Alfre Woodard, “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)

VARIETY and REALITY

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
“The Daily Show with John Stewart” (Comedy Central)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC)
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)
“Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Outstanding Reality Competition Program
“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)
“Project Runway” (Lifetime)
“So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)
“The Voice” (NBC)

Outstanding Host For a Reality Competition Program
Tom Bergeron, “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)
Anthony Bourdain, “The Taste” (ABC)
Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX)
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, “Project Runway” (Lifetime)
Ryan Seacrest, “American Idol” (FOX)
Betty White, “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” (NBC)

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