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Toys R Us: Breaking Bad Dolls on 'Sabbatical'

Meth-dealing action figures pulled after petition

(Newser) - Bad news for Breaking Bad fans: Toys R Us has decided to pull a range of dolls based on the series—which came complete with bags of meth and cash—after a petition started by a Florida mom gained more than 9,000 signatures. The retailer tells the AP that... More »

5 Actors Whose TV Debuts Were Awful

Including Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Aniston, and more

(Newser) - These 10 actors rounded up by The Stir may have gone on to become big names, but their TV debuts were less than stellar:
  • Jim Carrey: Nope, he didn't get his start on In Living Color, he got it on The Duck Factory, a show about a young animator
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Best Moments From the Emmys

Big kiss for Louis-Dreyfus, big win for 'Colborg Report'

(Newser) - People are talking about the Emmy Awards on a Tuesday morning instead of a Monday because "this year we're doing the Emmys on a Monday night in August—which, if I understand television, means the Emmys are about to get canceled," quipped host Seth Meyers. Some of... More »

Breaking Bad, Modern Family Grab Top Emmys

They win best drama, best comedy series

(Newser) - Seth Meyers opened tonight's Emmy Awards with quite a few jokes about the fact that the ceremony was held on a Monday night rather than a Sunday night before opening things up to the first presenter: none other than Amy Poehler, who handed out the night's first award,... More »

Bryan Cranston Teases About Breaking Bad Bombshell

He plays along with crazy theory on Walter White

(Newser) - Bryan Cranston is out plugging his new movie, Godzilla, and if his goal is to generate headlines, then job well done. Except he did it with a reference not to the action flick but to Breaking Bad, notes Time . (Anyone months behind on their Netflix viewing should stop reading now.... More »

Godzilla: as Good as Jaws?

Mostly good reviews for this beast of a revival

(Newser) - The Godzilla franchise enters its seventh decade and there's plenty of building-smashing to go around. But does the beast also have a sensitive side? Director Gareth Edwards shows there's more to the monster in this latest Godzilla flick, starring Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen. How does he do?... More »

Bryan Cranston Helps Teen Ask Girl to Prom

In character as Walter White from 'Breaking Bad'

(Newser) - Breaking Bad signed off for good a little more than six months ago, but Walter White is still out there. What has he been up to? Helping a high school student ask a girl to prom. "If you don't go to the prom with Stefan, then maybe your... More »

McConaughey, Hustle Win at SAGs

Awards season is beginning to look sort of set

(Newser) - Matthew McConaughey and American Hustle are beginning to make the Oscars look sort of inevitable, adding Screen Actors Guild Awards wins last night to their Golden Globes . McConaughey again took home the lead actor award for Dallas Buyers Club, which also earned Jared Leto a best supporting actor award, while... More »

Here Are Your Golden Globes Winners

Big winners: American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, Breaking Bad

(Newser) - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler opened the Golden Globes tonight , and then it was on to the awards:
  • Best supporting actress in a motion picture: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
  • Best supporting actress in a TV series, miniseries, or movie: Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
  • Best TV miniseries or movie:
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Anthony Hopkins Wrote Bryan Cranston an Amazing Letter

Let's just say Hopkins enjoyed 'Breaking Bad'

(Newser) - The latest proof that celebrities are just like us: Anthony Hopkins binge-watched Breaking Bad over a period of two weeks, and to say he was impressed is a bit of an understatement. Upon finishing the last episode, around midnight on a recent evening, Hopkins immediately dashed off an email to... More »

Your Next Lex Luthor: Bryan Cranston

'Breaking Bad' star has reportedly signed deal for at least 6 appearances

(Newser) - Well, this bit of Man of Steel casting news is likely to be better received than the last one . In a report from Cosmic Book News earlier this week just picked up by Rolling Stone , sources say Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad will play Lex Luthor. Cranston is set to... More »

Daft Punk Snubs Colbert ... Then Things Get Awesome

...or, more accurately, things 'Get Lucky'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert scored a major coup in snagging so-hot-this-summer Daft Punk to appear on his show last night . Except the duo bailed (apparently at 2pm Monday) because of some legalese related to their upcoming "surprise" MTV Video Music Awards appearance that prevented them from showing up on TV before... More »

Critics' Choice Award Fails to Actually Choose Best Drama

'Breaking Bad,' 'Game of Thrones' tie for the win

(Newser) - What's the best drama on TV? Is it the darkly personal Breaking Bad ? Or perhaps the epic and blood-soaked Game of Thrones? According to the less-than-aptly-named Critics' Choice Awards, the answer is both. The pair tied for Best Drama, beating out The Americans, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife,... More »

Argo Snags Top Prize at SAG Awards

Affleck's CIA thriller continues awards sweep despite Oscar diss

(Newser) - Ben Affleck's Argo is heading into the Oscars with huge momentum, after taking the top prize at last night's Screen Actors Guild Awards. The thriller about a 1980 CIA plan to rescue hostages in Iran took the Best Ensemble prize, adding to prizes including Best Drama and Best... More »

23 Celebs Who Turned Down Huge TV Roles

Katie Holmes as Buffy?

(Newser) - Can you picture Matthew Broderick or John Cusack playing the role of Walter White in Breaking Bad? No? Neither can the Huffington Post , but execs did offer the role to each of them ( they both turned it down ) before ultimately giving the part to Bryan Cranston. Here are... More »

TV Stars Who Refuse to Be Typecast

Edie Falco has gone from the mob to medicine, for one

(Newser) - Some TV actors seem to play the same character over and over again. (Kelsey Grammer, anyone?) Others have managed to escape that fate. From geeky dad to criminal, the 5 who have stepped outside the box best:
  1. Bryan Cranston: Once known as the goofy dad from Malcolm in the Middle,
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