Camila Mendes, Laura Marano, Noah Centineo & Matt Walsh Star In ‘The Stand-In’ From Awesomeness Films


EXCLUSIVE: Awesomeness Films has brought together Riverdale star Camila Mendes, Austin & Ally alum Laura Marano,  Noah Centineo (The Fosters), and Odiseas Georgiadis to topline The Stand-In, a film directed by Chris Nelson. Veep‘s Matt Walsh has also signed on to star in the pic, which is currently in production in New Orleans.
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Taylor Schilling In ‘Family’: When Your Teen Niece Isn’t Hooked On Drugs, But Juggalos – SXSW


EXCLUSIVE: If you need to up the stakes in your comedy film, send in the clowns.
With FamilyLaura’s Steinel puts a different spin on mother-daughter big screen angst. If you thought Holly Hunter and Evan Rachel Wood had it bad in their tug-of-war in Thirteen, Taylor Schilling’s workaholic Kate Stone is tasked with saving her niece Maddie (newcomer Bryn Vale) from joining the juggalos in Steinel’s comedy.
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Melissa McCarthy Heads Back to College in ‘Life of the Party’ Trailer (Video)


Audiences are in for a wild ride as Melissa McCarthy goes back to college to get her degree in the trailer for “Life of the Party.” (Yeah, you heard her right. She referred to her own “Va-Google” in that last part.)

After Deanna’s (McCarthy) husband unexpectedly leaves her, she decides to go back to school to get the degree she never got.

“I don’t regret staying home and being your mom,” she tells her kids in the trailer, “but I regret not getting my degree. I’ll see you around the quad!”

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Deanna has no problem fitting in with the help of her daughter, and also has a risqué encounter with a stranger in the school’s library.

“Life of the Party” is directed by McCarthy’s husband Ben Falcone, who also wrote the film along with McCarthy. Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph, Julie Bowen, Jacki Weaver and Matt Walsh also star in the film.

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The New Line production will hit theaters on May 11. McCarthy will also next star in “The Happy Murders” and “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” in which she will star as celebrity forger Lee Israel.

Watch the trailer above.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ ‘Veep’ Co-Stars Invoke Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein in Chemo Pep-Talk (Video)


Good luck with your chemotherapy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus; please enjoy these inspirational quotes from a couple of accused sexual predators.

“Veep” star Louis-Dreyfus — who earlier this year announced that she is battling breast cancer — shared a video made by her “Veep” co-stars Matt Walsh and Sam Richardson, in which they attempted to bolster the actress’ spirits with some inspirational quotes ahead of her third chemotherapy treatment on Thursday.

Unfortunately, the quotes came courtesy of Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, who have not exactly been beacons of inspiration lately. Oh, and also Joseph Stalin, whose reputation might be charitably described as mixed.

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The video features the pair apply‌ing their Google-fu to dig up heart-lifting quotes. Such as, “I believe in one thing only: The power of human will.” Courtesy of Stalin.

And, “If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down,” a lovely sentiment attributed to Spacey.

And also, “I always find that when I do something that I like from my heart, that it works” — which, to the duo’s chagrin, was apparently uttered by Weinstein.

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In the end, the duo abandons its quote-digging expedition in favor of belting out a chorus of the Survivor anthem “Eye of the Tiger.”

Watch the video below.

2 of my darling Bozos (love them so much) psyche me up for 3rd chemo today. And guess what? It worked! I’m psyched AF. @SamRichardson @mrmattwalsh

– Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) November 9, 2017

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Emmys 2017: Nominees From ‘Veep,’ ‘This Is Us’ and ‘Black-ish’ Do Drinks Together (Photos)


2017 Emmy nominees Tracee Ellis Ross and Kathryn Hahn were among an impressive turnout of nominees at a TV Academy cocktail party hosted by the actors’ branch on Monday night, August 21.

RuPaul, Tony Hale, and Michelle Visage have a lot to smile about. RuPaul and Visage’s “Drag Race” on VH1 scored seven Emmy nominations.

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Some years at this annual event, part-time Montage resident Justin Bieber has popped in to the party. Not this year.

Patrika Darbo (who won an Emmy last year) and Lily Tomlin are the “Governors” of the performers’ peer group. That means they lead this branch of the TV Academy.Here is a partial group shot of the 2017 acting nominees.

On Friday night of Emmy weekend, a larger swatch of the nominees who are in town will pose for another class photo.Allison Janney (with Leonardo Nam) spent time getting to know “This Is Us” actress Chrissy Metz when they took the stage together.

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Dr. K. on “This Is Us,” Gerald McRaney, is a first-time Emmy nominee. He’s up for Guest Actor in a Drama Series against two other guest stars on the same show. “This is a little nerve-racking. I like being on the set and the process of doing the work,” McRaney said On working the Emmy campaign trail, McRaney said, “It’s weird, but it’s a damn good weird.”

Real friends alert: “Veep” co-stars Tony Hale and Matt Walsh drove off together at the end of the event.”Television has never been better. Television rivals motion pictures,” actor and voice of Porky Pig, Bob Bergen (right) told The Party Report. “I think the Amazons and the Hulus have brought the networks up a notch.”

Salvador Camarena and Ross Matthews.

Mindy Sterling (left, with Alan Tudyk) is nominated against herself in the Short Form Comedy or Drama Series.

Darbo and new TV Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington have more than 20 more peer group receptions to attend before the ceremony on September 17.

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Landing his second consecutive Emmy nomination for the role of White House Press Secretary Mike McClintock, Veeps Matt Walsh hopped on the phone to discuss the challenges of the series’ sixth season.
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Emmy Nomination Predictions 2017: Who Will Julia Louis-Dreyfus Face in Comedy?


In contrast to the Emmy’s drama-series categories, where many of the hottest contenders are first-year shows, the comedy field is full of familiar series with a history of Emmy recognition: “Veep,” “Silicon Valley,” “black-ish,” “Transparent,” “Master of None,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and maybe even the five-time Emmy champ “Modern Family.”

That’s not to say that newcomer “Atlanta” won’t be a real contender, or that “Insecure,” “Dear White People” or even “Fleabag” couldn’t make a little Emmy noise.

A wild card: Lena Dunham’s “Girls,” which ended its six-season run with a well-received final season that might prompt Emmy voters to change their habit of mostly ignoring it.


It’s always risky to say that an Emmy category looks easy to call, but this one might just fit that bill. “Veep,” “black-ish,” “Transparent,” “Silicon Valley,” “Master of None” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” should be repeat nominees from last year, and “Atlanta” should nudge out “Modern Family,” which has been losing the Emmy mojo it had in the days when it won this award for five years in a row.

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Then again, Emmy voters have surprised us before with their lingering affection for “ModFam,” and it’s impossible to ever feel too secure in predicting what they’ll do.

Predicted nominees (in order of likelihood):
“Silicon Valley”
“Master of None”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Don’t rule out: “Insecure,” “Modern Family,” “Girls,” “Dear White People,” “Baskets”
Possible upset: “Fleabag”


They can’t ignore the new guy in town, “Atlanta” star Donald Glover, can they? But to fit him in, voters will have to get rid of one of last year’s nominees, most likely Will Forte from “Last Man on Earth.”

And while I love the IFC billboard that reads, “If OJ can get nominated, Jim Brockmire can too,” I’m not sure that the eminently deserving Hank Azaria can muscle in playing that oversexed, foul-mouthed baseball announcer in “Brockmire.”

Predicted nominees:
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”
Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”
Donald Glover, “Atlanta”
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”
Thomas Middleditch, “Silicon Valley”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”

Don’t rule out: Hank Azaria, “Brockmire;” Will Forte, “Last Man on Earth;” Ted Danson, “The Good Place;” Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Possible upset: Kevin Bacon, “I Love Dick”

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Can Julia Louis-Dreyfus set a new Emmy record by winning six consecutive awards in this category? Yes, she probably can.

So who’ll get the honor of losing to Julia? Most likely it’ll be one newcomer, Issa Rae from “Insecure,” and a batch of returning nominees, including Tracee Ellis Ross from “black-ish” (the one who might actually have a slight chance of winning), Ellie Kemper from “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and Lily Tomlin from “Grace & Frankie.”

Predicted nominees:
Julia Louis Dreyfus, “Veep”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace & Frankie”
Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”

Don’t rule out: Sarah Jessica Parker, “Divorce;” Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag;” Kathryn Hahn, “I Love Dick”
Possible upset: Lena Dunham, “Girls”

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Let’s face it: Many of the top moments in a very politicized year for television might have come from Alec Baldwin playing Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live.” The political show “Veep” could add a couple more nominees — certainly Tony Hale, perhaps last year’s nominee Matt Walsh or the scene-stealing Timothy Simons, who benefited from a substantial storyline.

Outside of the political arena, Brian Tyree Henry and Lakeith Stanfield from “Atlanta” might find it difficult to break into a lineup of past nominees.

Predicted nominees:
Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live”
Louie Anderson, “Baskets”
Tony Hale, “Veep”
Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Timothy Simons, “Veep”

Don’t rule out: Matt Walsh, “Veep;” Laurence Fishburne, “black-ish;” Brian Tyree Henry, “Atlanta;” Lakeith Stanfield, “Atlanta;” Adam Driver, “Girls;” Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Possible upset: T.J. Miller, “Silicon Valley”

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Let’s face it, part 2: The top moment in a very politicized year for television might have been Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” on “Saturday Night Live” four days after Donald Trump was elected president.

Beyond McKinnon and other front runners Judith Light (“Transparent”) and Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”), it’ll be a battle for the final three slots between old hands like Jane Krakowski (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Gaby Hoffman (“Transparent”), Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”) and Mayim Bialik (“Big Bang Theory”) and first-year contenders Andrea Martin (“Great News”), Rita Moreno (“One Day at a Time”) and Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta”).

Predicted nominees:
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
Judith Light, “Transparent”
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”
Jane Krakowski, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Gaby Hoffman, “Transparent”
Andrea Martin, “Great News”

Don’t rule out: Julie Bowen, “Modern Family;” Rita Moreno, “One Day at a Time;” Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory;” Allison Williams, “Girls;” Carol Kane, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Could pull off an upset: Zazie Beetz, “Atlanta”

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