Jason Lynch profiles one of television’s most talented character actors, Jere Burns, whose menacing performances stole our attention on ‘Justified’ and ‘Bates Motel’ this year.
Jere Burns’s wife couldn’t take it anymore.
Last Monday, she confronted him after watching her husband’s second episode of Bates Motel, where he is currently playing Jake Abernathy, a sinister motel guest who has done the impossible: terrified the woman who gave birth to Norman Bates. “My wife walked into the kitchen, where I was getting something to eat,” said Burns, “and she said, ‘Honey, you’re really scary. Would you stop it, please?’ I said, ‘Well, my job is done!’”
“You have no idea how good you have it when you’re that young and you get to have that kind of success so suddenly,” says actor Jere Burns. “You just accept it and think, ‘This is what it’s going to be like, except it’s just going to get better and better all the time.’ And that’s not necessarily the case.” (Frederick M. Brown/Getty)
Jace Lacob examines NBC’s fall and midseason 2013-14 schedule, which shifts around a lot of returning shows. Plus, watch trailers for The Black List, Ironside and more.
On Sunday, NBC unveiled the sweeping changes hitting its 2013-14 primetime schedule, which includes several night and time changes to pre-existing shows: Parenthood will move to Thursdays at 10 p.m., following the network's traditional two-hour block of comedies (though there was no word on when Community would be returning to the lineup), Chicago Fire will get relocated to Tuesdays, and freshman hit Revolution will be moving to a new Wednesday programming block with an emphasis on dramas, including Law & Order: SVU and the new Ironside reboot.
Those aren't the only changes afoot at NBC, however. Critical darling Parks and Recreation will move to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, while The Biggest Loser will move to Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
The biggest attraction in India for Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation isn’t Tobey or Leo—it’s Amitabh Bachchan, a Bollywood megastar whose near-death experience inspired countrywide praying. Sujay Kumar looks at Bachchan’s career—and whether his Hollywood turn will make him an American name.
Amitabh Bachchan is a tall Indian film legend. In Baz Luhrmann’s bloated The Great Gatsby he plays Meyer Wolfshiem, a “small flat-nosed Jew.” In the words of Daisy Buchanan, “Bachchan? What Bachchan?”
Bachchan (pronounced “Bach-an”) isn’t fooling anyone. In his roughly seven minutes on screen (which begin with a bombastic “My boy!”), the Bollywood star looks like an Indian man, and his accent slithers out when pronouncing things like “discov-ahd.”
Amitabh Bachchan at the premiere of “The Great Gatsby” in New York City on May 1. (Joe Stevens/Retna, via Corbis)
Even the toughest among us are mamas’ boys at heart. As proof, we offer seven musical odes to mom by some of the world’s greatest rappers.
There’s something delightfully bizarre when searching for a song a particular musician recorded in tribute to his mother and finding the warning “(Explicit)” next to its title.
(From left to right, and top to bottom) Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Ghostface Killah and DMX. (Getty; Invision/AP; AP)
Yet that’s exactly what happens when you track down Snoop Dogg’s “I Love My Momma” on YouTube. And if a hip-hop star inextricably linked to drugs and girls and partying and raunchy content and explicit language offering up a well-meaning love letter to his mother seems odd, well, the truth is, it’s rather common. Kanye West, 2Pac, and Jay-Z are among the host of rappers who have done the same, trading lyrics about fast cars and popping bottles for tokens of appreciation for a mother’s hard work.
In honor of Mother’s Day, we celebrate one of TV’s most memorable mothers—Lucille Bluth from ‘Arrested Development.’ WATCH VIDEO of her most hilarious and biting lines.
Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter), the matriarch of the Bluth family in beloved TV comedy Arrested Development—returning May 26 on Netflix—takes a different approach to nurturing her own. From coddling her son Buster (Tony Hale) to ignoring G.O.B. (Will Arnett) and telling Lindsay (Portia de Rossi) she needs to lose weight on a regular basis, no other boozehound mother voices disappointment in her children quite like Lucille does. And she does it all with caustic wit and some less-than-charming winking.
Thoughts on Her Children
Nighttime television usually belongs to journalists and white comics. Now Aspire wants an alternative, and is bringing five black women together for a good gab.
Prime time and late night are usually filled with journalists like Barbara Walters and white comics. But come June, the fledging African-American cable network Aspire wants you to have choices.
From left to right: Angela Burt-Murray, Erin Jackson, Malinda Williams, Issa Raye and Rene Syler. (Aspire)
Which is why the network, owned by NBA legend Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson, announced last week that it would premiere Exhale, a new nighttime gab fest featuring five women of color. Journalist Angela Burt Murray, comic Erin Jackson, web sensation Issa Raye, Rene Styler, and actress Malinda Williams were tapped to host the hour-long talk show, on which they will chat about everything from relationships and child-rearing to natural hair care. This fall will also see the return of late-night favorite and Johnson’s good friend Arsenio Hall. Queen Latifah will have a daytime show.
Baz Luhrmann’s glitzy take on Fitgerald’s classic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, has critics sharply divided. Daily Beast fashion editor Isabel Wilkinson and culture writer/editor Marlow Stern take sides.
Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby. (Warner Bros. Pictures)
For the uninitiated, the film is set at the height of the Roaring ‘20s—a time of glitz, glamour, and illegal booze. Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) is a struggling bond trader who rents a summer cottage next to the mysterious mega-rich Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) on the Long Island coast. The enigmatic Gatsby throws over-the-top weekly parties, which we later learn are to attract the attention of Carraway’s cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan)—a socialite Gatsby is hopelessly in love with. Unfortunately for him, Daisy is married to the brutish Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton), a classist, racist old-money scoundrel who cheats on her with the working class Myrtle Wilson (Isla Fisher). Gatsby, with the help of Carraway, attempts to rekindle his romance with Daisy.
Jodi Arias is convicted of murder, a survivor is pulled from the collapsed Bangladesh factory 17 days later, and the ‘Ender’s Game’ trailer drops. WATCH our countdown of the best and buzziest.
10. Police Helicopter Shootout Looks Like Video Game
This shocking video is real, not just a screengrab from Call of Duty. The footage, taken in May 2012 but only recently made public, shows a Brazilian police chopper chasing after—and shooting wildly at—the fleeing car of drug lord Marcio “Mathematician” Pereira.
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