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Anna Friel to Star in The Vatican

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Drama, Showtime, Announcements, News,

Anna FrielAnna Friel is returning to television. The 36-year-old actress is set to take on a co-starring role opposite Friday Night Lights actor Kyle Chandler in Showtime's drama The Vatican, according to Deadline.

The show has been described as "a provocative contemporary genre thriller about spirituality, power and politics set against the modern-day political machinations within the Catholic church."

Anne will play Kayla Duffy, the younger sister of Kyle's character Cardinal Thomas Duffy. Matthew Goode will play Papal Secretary Bernd Koch while Sebastian Koch is set to star as Cardinal Marco Malerba. Production is set to begin in Rome next month.

Anna recently revealed she relies on "vampire facials" to retain her youthful looks: "I'm still smoking but I've cut that down to three or four a day. My brother's a doctor and he's created a smoothie that's good for the skin. And I have this thing called a vampire facelift - they take a phial of blood out of your arm, separate the plasma and inject it in your face. It helps the skin repair itself."


Celebrity Double-Take: Anna Friel vs. Nora Zehetner

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Gossip,

Anna FrielNora Zehetner

For today’s installment we have Anna Friel on the left and Heroes on the right. (Zehetner is also a new addition to Grey’s Anatomy.)

One of these two starred in while the other has a character currently pushing daisies.

(Make sure to check out more of our Celebrity Double-Takes.)

TV on DVD: July 21, 2009

Pushing Daisies Season 2 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • Charlie’s Angels (Season 4)
  • Hotel (Season 1)
  • Jon and Kate Plus Eight (Season 4, Vol. 2)
  • The Lucy Show (Season 1)
  • The Mighty Boosh (Seasons 1-3)
  • Monk (Season 7)
  • Prison Break (Final Season)
  • Pushing Daisies (Season 2)
  • Psych (Season 3)
  • Robot Chicken: Star Wars - Episode II
  • Route 66 (Season 3, Vol. 1)

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TV on DVD: September 16, 2008

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Kids, ABC, BBC, Cable, CBS, NBC, DVD,

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday.

Pushing Daisies Season 1 DVD

Emmy Finalists for Acting Categories

Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston

Last week, we told you which Emmy contenders were still in the running for the Best Comedy and Best Drama categories. And while these names are not official, we now have the rumored finalists for several of the main acting awards. (NOTE: Some categories have not yet been leaked.)


Best Actor, Drama
  • Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
  • Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Patrick Dempsey, Grey’s Anatomy
  • Michael C. Hall, Dexter
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Eddie Izzard, The Riches
  • Hugh Laurie, House
  • Denis Leary, Rescue Me
  • James Spader, Boston Legal  (last year’s winner)

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LIVE RESULTS: 2008 Golden Globe Awards

Without a formal ceremony to introduce the winners, tonight’s ‘presentation’ at the Beverly Hilton was simply about the facts.  Here are the :


  • Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There  **WINNER**
  • Julia Roberts, Charlie Wilson’s War
  • Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
  • Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
  • Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton


  • “That’s How You Know,” Enchanted
  • “Grace Is Gone,” Grace Is Gone
  • “Guaranteed,” Into the Wild  **WINNER**
  • “Despedida,” Love in the Time of Cholera
  • “Walk Hard,” Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

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2008 Golden Globe Nominations (TV)

So who cares if no one will be in attendance, the nominations must go on!  (If the ceremony continues on as planned, it will air Sunday, January 13th on NBC.)

DamagesHere are the most notable omissions/additions in this year’s list of television honorees:

(Click below for the full list of television honorees; click here for the film nominations.)

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Molly Shannon in Upcoming ‘Pushing Daisies’

Molly Shannon How great is ... really? While I’ve read plenty of conflicting reviews of the new series, it’s grabbed my attention and I can’t get enough. First off, it’s visually stunning, second the storyline is fun… and last, the cast. Wow. and (Ned and Chuck) are absolutely adorable. And is just as cute as a button—beyond belief cute. So, where was I? Oh yes, the equally adorable and cute will be joining the show in a guest role beginning later this month or in early December. I think Shannon will be a great addition, given her comedy chops. She’ll appear for three episodes, playing Dilly Balsam, a rival of Ned’s who coincidentally opens her sweets shop across the street from the Pie Hole (incidentally, the best pie shop name ever). Mike White, who wrote and directed Year of the Dog (which Shannon starred in), will also join Daisies, playing Dilly’s brother Billy. Really, how cute is that? You can also catch Molly Shannon in an upcoming movie, More of Me. The addition of Ms. Sally O’Malley… er,... Molly Shannon, is just one more great reason to catch Pushing Daisies.

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My Nagging Question About ‘Pushing Daisies’

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, ABC,

Pushing Daisies While I truly love , there’s been one issue plaguing me since last week’s premiere episode.  So if there is anyone out there who can answer this question, please let me know.  Otherwise, just let me use this as an opportunity to vent.

Young Ned learned that he could revive dead things when his dog died early in the episode….but he didn’t know that a second touch would make things die again until later.  Are we to assume he never touched his dog before that discovery?  (And I double-checked.  He was wearing a different shirt when his mom died, so that must have been another day).

Okay—maybe that really wasn’t a question; it was probably like a gripe.  Nevertheless, I’m willing to overlook that one minor detail.  The rest of the show was absolutely perfect.