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PHOTOS: Gordon Ramsay Hosts Exquisite “For Your Children” Event In Support Of ‘MasterChef Junior’

For those who think celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay takes himself too seriously, you might want to take a closer look. On August 14, the ‘MasterChef Junior’ host put on a superb FYC (“For Your Children”) event at West Hollywood’s hot spot bistro, Au Fudge, celebrating five successful seasons of the kindhearted reality-competition program, as well as Ramsay’s first-ever Emmy nomination for the series. Put on for guild members and their children, Ramsay’s event began with a… Read

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Emmy Nominations Grow But “Still So Much Work To Be Done,” Host Says

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Last year, RuPaul Charles scooped his first Emmy as host of RuPaul's Drag Race. While that win was the first Emmy recognition for either Charles or the show, this year, their ninth season boasts a grand total of eight nominations. Charles is again nominated for host, while the show is up for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, and its makeup, hairstyling, costumes, picture editing and casting also merited noms. So why the sudden Emmys bonanza? Possibly, a Season 9… Read

‘Big Little Lies’ Music Supervisor Susan Jacobs On Series’ Musical “Color Box” And Working Without A Composer

From its first frames, HBO limited series Big Little Lies is imbued with palpable atmosphere and a very defined sense of space—as the waves crash violently against Monterey’s shores, and the old soul, blues-infused soundtrack plays, we know exactly where we are, both physically and emotionally. Working alongside French-Canadian auteur Jean-Marc Vallée of the Oscar-nominated Dallas Buyers Club—an artist known for going without a composer—Grammy- and now Emmy-nominated… Read

‘Stranger Things’ Casting Director Carmen Cuba On Finding The Child Actors Who Drove The Netflix Series

Boasting such repeat collaborators as Steven Soderbergh and Ridley Scott, who better to usher in the new generation of visionaries than casting director Carmen Cuba? This is precisely what the Emmy winner has done with Stranger Things, the “little project that could” from creators Matt and Ross Duffer that took the world by storm last year. Rooted in the Duffer brothers’ nostalgia for ’80s Amblin classics, the genre bender challenged Cuba to find a group of child actors… Read

‘This Is Us’: Creator Dan Fogelman & Cast Tease Even More Details About Season 2 – Deadline Emmy Panel

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Warning: This article contains some spoilers about NBC/20th Century Fox TV’s This Is Us season 2. Updated with video from last night’s event. Thirty minutes prior to tonight’s Deadline Hollywood This Is Us Emmy panel on the Paramount lot, creator Dan Fogelman literally had just left the editing bay,  having finished a cut of season 2’s first episode, which airs Sept. 26 on NBC. We thought we heard a lot about season 2 at TCA, but Fogelman and the cast brought even more… Read

‘Genius’ Composer Lorne Balfe Thinks Up Emmy-Nominated Theme: Deadline’s Crew Call Podcast

Much like mathematics and science was embedded in Albert Einstein at an early age, so has music for composer Lorne Balfe who by his late teens was a successful commercial jingles writer in the United Kingdom. The Scottish native eventually found himself at Hans Zimmer’s composer think thank Remote Control in Santa Monica where he worked on a variety of film and TV scores including writing additional music on such pics as The Dark Knight, Transformers: The Revenge of the Fa… Read

Jimmy Fallon Gets Serious In Late-Night Monologue; Delivers Emotional Attack On Trump After Charlottesville

There were no jokes in Jimmy Fallon’s Monday Tonight Show monologue. An emotional Fallon delivered a powerful statement on his reaction to the violent events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend and President Trump’s delayed response. “Even though The Tonight Show isn’t a political show, it’s my responsibility to stand up against intolerance and extremism as a human being,” he began. "What happened over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia… Read

New Academy President John Bailey Talks Diversity, The Museum, CEO Dawn Hudson & That Best Picture Envelope Disaster

In our first interview since his election last week, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President John Bailey has good things to say about the organization’s move toward diversity, the long-awaited museum, CEO Dawn Hudson, the Best Picture “screwup” at this year’s Oscars, and his wife, who also happens to be a longtime board member — just like her husband who now takes on the job as leader. Bailey, who turned 75 last week, is the first from the Cinematographers… Read

‘Born This Way’ EP Jonathan Murray Discusses Reality TV Journey & Focus On “The Ability Within The Disability”

Winning the Emmy last year for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, Born This Way represents the very best of what’s possible in reality television today. From Jonathan Murray of Bunim/Murray Productions—a reality TV pioneer who started out with 1992’s landmark series The Real WorldBorn This Way examines the lives of young adults born with Down syndrome, and their fight to live their lives on their own terms. Like The Real World, Murray’s latest reality series… Read

‘Inside The Actors Studio’ Host James Lipton On His Most Memorable Moments During The Show’s Two Decade-Plus Run

In a versatile and exciting career as a writer, actor—and most recently, as the inventor of a new product for the arthritis-sufferer—James Lipton is best known as host of Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio, an industry institution resulting in some of the most intimate and in-depth interviews ever recorded with generations of A-list actors. Turning 90 this year, Lipton is himself an institution. With the insight of an artist, Lipton’s delivery is inimitable—though in his SNL… Read

‘LA 92’ Directors Daniel Lindsay & T.J. Martin On Recreating Emotional Experience Of The LA Riots

On March 3, 1991, Los Angeles resident Rodney King was brutally beaten by four LAPD officers, an incident that was caught on tape and spread like wildfire. Charged with assault with a deadly weapon and use of excessive force, three of the four officers were acquitted of all charges, setting off days of outright anarchy in the City of Angels. Outraged by injustice and continued episodes of racially motivated police brutality, people took to the streets of South Central to… Read

‘The Keepers’ Director Ryan White On A Baltimore Community’s Fight Against Institutional Injustice

When The Keepers debuted on Netflix in May, it was instantly linked to another of the streaming services’ true-crime documentary series: Making a Murderer. Another haunting story of institutional injustice, director Ryan White’s seven-part series came to him through family connections, investigating the 1969 murder of a Baltimore nun, Sister Cathy Cesnik—a teacher at Archbishop Keough High School who stood up against alleged sexual abuse by priests in her local community… Read