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2011-07-14 12:46:00

NEW YORK, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- COMEDY CENTRAL earned twelve nominations in the 2010-2011 Primetime Emmy® Awards competition, it was announced today by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS). Fourteen-time Emmy-winner (including a record eight consecutive wins for program) "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," the network's unique news parody series, is nominated this year in four categories: Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series, Outstanding...

2008-07-17 18:00:33

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lionsgate's acclaimed AMC drama MAD MEN earned 16 Emmy(R) nominations today -- the most among all drama series -- marking the first time a basic cable program has topped that list. Nominations include nods for Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor (Jon Hamm), Supporting Actor (John Slattery), Guest Actor (Robert Morse), Writing, Directing and Cinematography. The Company's hit comedy WEEDS scored three nominations, led by Mary-Louise...

2006-08-08 01:15:14

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Comedy Central has given the green light to "Three Strikes," a comedy pilot from Jon Stewart's production company. The project is a character-based comedy set in the world of minor league baseball. It was written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck, whose credits include "King of the Hill," "Frasier," "The Larry Sanders Show" and "Late Show With David Letterman." "Three Strikes" is believed to be the first comedy pilot under Comedy...

2006-03-12 21:59:05

By Georg Szalai ASPEN, Colo. (Hollywood Reporter) - The 12th annual U.S. Comedy Arts Festival wrapped over the weekend with talk of Russell Simmons' "Def Comedy Jam" returning to the HBO schedule, awards bestowed on performers and films and, of course, dealmaking for rising comedy stars. Among other highlights, Dave Chappelle and Chris Tucker raised the temperature with surprise stand-up sets late Thursday. Chappelle had been scheduled to attend the festival to take part in the...

2005-09-19 17:41:54

57th Annual Primetime Emmys , 8-11 p.m., CBS) By Barry Garron LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Why is it so hard to understand that the running time for an awards show is finite? It's like a packing box. Put in too many Styrofoam peanuts and too much plastic bubble wrap and there isn't enough room left for the stuff that's actually supposed to be in the box. So it was with Sunday's sloppy Emmy telecast, packed so full of such useless distractions as a ridiculous "Emmy Idol"...

2005-07-12 19:06:37

By Ray Richmond LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The smart money says it will be raining housewives and castaways when nominations for the 57th annual Primetime Emmy Awards are announced Thursday. Indeed, it's widely expected that ABC will make its best Emmy showing in years, while HBO might slip a bit after years as the event's front-runner. Contenders will be unveiled beginning at 5:39 a.m. PDT during a news conference at the North Hollywood headquarters of the Academy of Television...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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