Posts by Suzy Byrne
- suzy at Yahoo TV19 days ago
Shots all around! "Shameless" is deep into production of Season 4, and come January, the Gallagher gang — and the rest of their band of lovable misfits — will be pushing the envelope once again. (Turkey baster, anyone?)
Things will be different for Emmy Rossum's dependable big sis, Fiona, as we learned over the summer that Jimmy essentially walked the plank when he climbed aboard that yacht with Brazilian drug lord Nando. All signs point to the end of Justin Chatwin's run on the show … right?"He's gone," Rossum told Yahoo TV at the Origins Smarty Plants event benefiting charity: water in New York City.
Wait — disappeared gone or dead gone? we pressed. "As far as I know, they've told us that they do not intend to focus on [that story]," she clarified. "Like, he's dead and the audience should know he's dead. And, you know, Fiona has no idea he's dead. She just thinks that he's abandoned her like he went off before [with Estefania]."
- suzy at Yahoo TV26 days ago
It's been more than three years since Piers Morgan was tapped to fill Larry King's suspenders … and the British journalist and TV personality has made himself right at home.
In his new book, "Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God, and George Clooney," the 48-year-old — who was the youngest ever editor of Rupert Murdoch's tabloid News of the World in the U.K. before making the jump to TV appearing on "America's Got Talent" and winning "Celebrity Apprentice" — talks about his new life, from dishy, behind-the-scenes negotiations to be King's replacement to finding his footing as host of "Piers Morgan Live," where he is known for his on-air activism on gun control and pressing on with his questions until he gets answers.
- suzy at Yahoo TV26 days ago
Eva Longoria enjoys calling the shots.
For nearly a decade, the actress stirred up drama on primetime TV, so when "Desperate Housewives" went off the air in 2012, she transitioned behind the scenes, executive producing Lifetime dramedy "Devious Maids" and the short-lived reality series "Ready for Love," as well as two recently announced new projects.
She's also directing: In addition to helming the Season 2 premiere of "Devious Maids," which will air next year, she was tapped by Ron Howard to make a short film for his Project Imaginat10n film festival.
"I like doing a short film. I like a week in TV. It's quick and intense, and I like that length of project," the 38-year-old Texan says to Yahoo TV about her broadened career path. "And I like directing. It turns out I’m really good at telling people what to do," she adds with a laugh.
For now, working behind the scenes on shows will be the extent of her TV presence.
- suzy at Fall TV2 mths ago
"Grey's Anatomy" has had countless nail-biting moments in its 10 seasons, but some of the biggest dramas took place behind the scenes.
"Hurt feelings, combined with instant success and huge paychecks started things spinning out of control," Ellen Pompeo, who plays the show's title character Meredith Grey, told the New York Post. "The crazier things got, as I watched all the tumult with Isaiah and then the Katie thing, I started to focus on the work."
The 43-year-old actress was of course referring to former co-stars Isaiah Washington and Katherine Heigl in the unfiltered interview promoting the show's 200th episode. Both of their departures from the ABC medical drama made big headlines.
Elaborating on Heigl's 2010 departure, which stemmed from a contract dispute during which the blonde, who played Izzie Stevens, was vocal about her unhappiness on the show (which put her on the map and won her an Emmy), Pompeo called the situation "tough."
- suzy at Fall TV2 mths ago
As you no doubt will infer from the title, there is a whole lot of getting it on in Showtime's new series "Masters of Sex."
But lest you think it's just Hollywood gratuitousness, the series is based on the real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters (played by Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (the captivating Lizzy Caplan), and the sex scenes in the 1950s-era drama aren't always particularly sexy.
Most of the action takes place in a teaching hospital in the Midwest, where William, a scientist, works alongside Virginia, a singer-turned-secretary assisting him in his groundbreaking research about intimate relations. Though viewers quickly see that it's far more academic and clinical than lurid and lusty, the premiere offers a little of both.
For the actors, there is a lot of nudity. Teddy Sears, whose character, Dr. Austin Langham, is one of the first volunteers for Masters's sex study, jumps right in, appearing naked for a sex scene in the first episode.
Shemar Moore is known for being a smooth operator, but he didn't come off that way during the Emmys. The "Criminal Minds" star served as the "social media reporter" during the telecast, but he was more awkward than suave.
[ Related: 2013 Emmys Red Carpet Report Card]
Despite nearly 20 years in showbiz, including a four-year stint as host of "Soul Train," the 43-year-old heartthrob was uncharacteristically tongue-tied and stumbled over his lines nearly every time the camera was on him. And while "The Young and the Restless" star is known for his playful banter and love of the ladies, his delivery was off and it felt very uncomfortable. The stars who appeared with him felt it, too, if the looks on their faces were any indication.
The 68-year-old actor was named Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for "Behind the Candelabra" and playfully delivered some sexually laced one-liners in the direction of his co-star Matt Damon, who played his love interest in the Liberace biopic. However, the speech had a serious moment when the veteran actor mentioned his incarcerated son, Cameron.
[Related: 2013 Emmys Red Carpet Report Card]
Referencing his adult son from his first marriage to Diandra Douglas, who is a drug addict serving a prison sentence for methamphetamine dealing, the actor said, "I'm hoping I'll be able — and they'll allow me — to see him soon."
For those curious what exactly he meant, Douglas elaborated in the press room, explaining that his son is in solitary confinement for further drug infractions while imprisoned, specifically smuggling and possessing cocaine and heroin. The "Last Vegas" star said he hasn't seen his eldest child in almost two years, and it could be two more before they come face-to-face again.
Mario Lopez's Emmy night wasn't all glitz and glamour. It was more like illness and IVs.
While you couldn't tell by photos, the new dad was under the weather when he reported to the red carpet for his "Extra" hosting duties. He still looked dapper in a tuxedo and smiled broadly, displaying those trademark dimples.
But the "X Factor" host, who was in Las Vegas over the weekend covering the iHeartRadio music festival, was battling an undisclosed bug. Shortly before the red carpet kicked off he tweeted, "Emmy Sunday! Feeling a bit run down & out of it...I'll rally. Let me know what u want me to ask ur favorite stars. I'll be on the red carpet."
And while the 39-year-old did rally, conducting interviews with "House of Cards'" Kevin Spacey, "Modern Family's" Eric Stonestreet, and "Homeland's" Morena Baccarin to name a few, that hard work did him in. By 8 p.m., the "Saved by the Bell" alum was at home in bed getting medical care.
"Breaking Bad." "Modern Family." "Behind the Candelabra." Those were the expected big winners in the top categories at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmys, and based on those results, you'd have no idea what a bizarre road the telecast took to get there.
From Neal Patrick Harris delivering another notch in his awards-show-hosting belt, to the shocking upsets, to the endless tributes to the dead, to the evening-capping trophies, we've got you covered. Sit back and revisit the eventful — if strange — in our moment-by-moment recap…
8:03 p.m.: We have the right channel, right? CBS? What's with all the commercials? The show must be starting late due to a football game. We want a flag thrown on that play.
8:04 p.m.: Finally ... Neil Patrick Harris. All is right in our world. Now on with the show.