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Weeds Actress Praises Mexican Drug Lord

Joaquin Guzman could be 'hero of heroes,' Kate del Castillo says

(Newser) - Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, best known in the US for her role in Weeds, has shocked Mexico with praise for Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin Guzman. In an open letter slamming the Catholic church, the media, and the Mexican government, Castillo—who played a drug boss in the Telemundo hit... More »

Family Guy Scores Nod; 30 Rock Leads With 22 Noms

Mad Men also rakes them in

(Newser) - The list of Emmy nominations, out today, is full of familiar names. One surprise: Family Guy is nominated for best comedy series—it's only the second animated show to get a nod in the category, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Fox stalwart is up against Entourage, 30 Rock, The ... More »

Bitter Parker: 'I Was Goaded Into Nude Weeds Scene'

Producer insists it showed 'vulnerability'

(Newser) - Annoyed Weeds star Mary Louise Parker was "goaded" into a nude bathtub scene in the Showtime series about a pot-selling mom, she tells More. "I don't think I needed to be naked," she said. "I fought with the director about it, and now I am bitter.... More »

Hollywood, Lay Off the 'Burbs

Hating on the suburbs is the cheapest, easiest move in art

(Newser) - Revolutionary Road, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, “is the latest entry in a long stream of art that portrays the American suburbs as the physical correlative to spiritual and mental death,” Lee Siegel writes in the Washington Post. Everyone from Allen Ginsberg to Sylvia Plath has given... More »

Mary-Louise Parker Dumps Fiancé

She and 'Weeds' co-star have 'different lifestyles'

(Newser) - On-again "Weeds" couple Mary-Louise Parker and Jeffrey Dean Morgan is off-again, reports People, citing differing lifestyles and a source close to the couple. The 2-year relationship endured a similar breakup last June, but was soon after headed down the aisle. And of course, says the source, Parker hopes the... More »

It's not HBO— It's Showtime

For programming that turns television on its head, it's the new destination

(Newser) - HBO was the network that was going to transcend television—and it did. But if you canceled your HBO subscription after the "Sopranos' " annoyingly ambiguous conclusion, Esquire has a suggestion to full the gap in your premium cable lineup. Showtime has been pushing the envelope with shows like... More »

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