I have big and really exciting news for all of you. Elizabeth Perkins has signed up for a role in the CBS pilot “Vince Uncensored”. The comedy stars (No Ordinary Family’s Michael Chiklis) as a man called Vince who decides to take a more honest approach to life.
The multicamera comedy, which is being executive produced by Conan O’Brien’s company Conaco, written by Phoef Sutton and to be directed by Kelsey Grammer, centers on Vince (Chiklis), a family man who experiences a medical problem and starts to speak the truth and live in the moment much to the chagrin of his family. Elizabeth will play Vince’s wife, a teacher who deals patiently with his new candid personality.
Variety reports that Will Gluck is attached to produce a remake of Screen Gems’ 1986 comedy About Last Night, which starred Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Jim Belushi and Elizabeth Perkins.
Gluck will produce through his Olive Bridge Productions and will help recruit a director and writer.
The original film was directed by Edward Zwick and based on David Mamet’s 1974 play “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” about a couple who start a romantic affair despite their friends’ disapproval.
Dear Eliz, I just wanna start out by wishing you a Happy Birthday!! You’re one of the most wonderful and talented people on earth. You’re an inspiration to many, but especially for me. I wish you nothing less to stay as you are now – successful, beautiful, loved, talented and more. Be always happy and enjoy everthing you have and accomplished because you only deserve pure great things. I hope you have an amazing day surrounded by the people who mean the most to you!! Love you tons!! -LaLa
I just wanted to let you know that next week is “National Weeds Awareness Week” on TV Guide Network. The six-day marathon of “Weeds” kicks off on Sunday, October 17 at 9pm ET/PT airing seasons 1-3 and runs each night from 9pm to 2am ET/PT until Friday, October 22. And to keep “Weeds” awareness strong following the television marathon, TV Guide Network will air four back-to-back episodes of “Weeds” every Sunday at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT starting October 24.
“Weeds” has received multiple awards including: 10 Golden Globe® nominations, including one win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Mary-Louise Parker); 19 Emmy® nominations, including nods for Best Comedy Series, Best Actress (Mary-Louise Parker), Best Supporting Actress (Elizabeth Perkins) and Best Directing; and multiple Screen Actors Guild® Award nominations for Mary-Louise Parker and the entire ensemble.
The Flintstones cartoon series celebrated its 50th anniversary and the Google search engine honored the iconic 1960s stone-age family with a “Google Doodle” on its front page.
The show ran from 1960 to 1966 and featured the voices of Alan Reed as Fred Flintstone, Jean Vander Pyl as his wife Wilma, Bea Benaderet as their neighbor Betty Rubble and Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, as her husband and Fred Flinstone’s pal Barney.
The series spurred several television specials, as well as the 1994 movie The Flintstones, which starred John Goodman, Elizabeth Perkins, Rosie O’Donnel and Rick Moranis. The movie helped launch the career of Halle Berry, who played a sexy secretary.
In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization with over 85,000 members, today released letters from celebrities opposed to NASA-funded experiments. The experiments, which NASA wants conducted at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), involve irradiating squirrel monkeys. IDA and the International Primate Protection League (IPPL), a South Carolina-based non-profit dedicated to protecting the world’s primates, filed a complaint about the experiments.
The celebrities signed on to the IDA-drafted letter to U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr., and BNL Director Dr. Samuel Aronson. Those who have signed to date are: Woody Harrelson, Zachary Quinto, Alicia Silverstone, James Cromwell, Allison Janney, Kristen Bell, Emily Deschanel, and Elizabeth Perkins.
NASA’s proposed experiments would inundate these tiny monkeys – only a foot tall – with one massive burst of gamma radiation equal to a 3-year journey to Mars and back. Since the 1950′s, thousands of primates have been exposed to various dosages of radiation including radio frequency, microwave, X-ray, gamma, electron, proton, neutron and other particle radiation. Studies have already shown that gamma radiation can cause depressive behavior, immobility, hyperirritability, convulsions, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, hair loss, open sores, skin hemorrhages, and even death. Continue reading Elizabeth against NASA’s monkey radiation experiments
Bob Degon of Cliqueclack.com wrote an interesting article about how Elizabeth has not won an Emmy for Weeds. Touching (of course) on the subject of Elizabeth’s great work with her hilarious character Celia Hodes. This article has been archived in the press room section.
I’ve been catching up with ‘Weeds’ and one big question that comes to mind while watching is: How has Elizabeth Perkins’s amazing performance gone Emmy-less over the years?
Over the past few weeks I’ve been catching up on Weeds, and I’m really loving it. In fact, I’m only a handful of episodes from being completely caught up with the new season. (If you’re looking for a virgin diary, check with Kona, who chronicled her thoughts as she caught up with the show too, or any of Aryeh’s current reviews). I’ve been impressed with the writing and the acting from the excellent cast (as well as the outstanding stable of guest stars). One thing that has surprised me, though, is the lack of awards for the show, in particular one member of the cast: Elizabeth Perkins.
She has been, deservedly, nominated three times for her performance as Celia Hodes, the super bitch that everyone hates. Well, I don’t hate her. I think the character is the highlight of the show. Sure, Nancy and her family are the main focus of Weeds, but I don’t think the show would be anything without Celia. She adds so much to the chemistry of the show, adding trouble, snide remarks, and a bad attitude — and it’s all a joy to behold. Continue reading How has Elizabeth Perkins not won an Emmy for Weeds?