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New Orleans is Back: Television brings the Katrina-ridden city back into the spotlight

Track Guide: “Woodstock” by Eva Cassidy; “Rain” by Priscilla Ahn; “It’s A Game” by Vaughan Penn; “Who’ll Stop the Rain” by Vaughan Penn ← This tune also ended the pilot of K-Ville.

There are a lot of things needed for a good gumbo. First of all, you need time: it takes hours to make. That alone makes you appreciate the taste of the New Orleans classic. But once you’ve had it in the Big Easy, you can’t have it anywhere else. Continue reading ‘New Orleans is Back: Television brings the Katrina-ridden city back into the spotlight’

Top 5 Emmy Moments of 2007

colbert-carell-stewart-hug.jpgThe Emmys always create some classic TV moments of their own as they celebrate great TV. Ignoring the actual Emmy winning part, the top 5 best Emmy Moments of 2007 go to:

1) Steve Colbert and Jon Stewart giving the Emmy for Best Leading Actor in a Comedy Series to their buddy Steve Carell for The Office in the absence of the official winner, Ricky Gervais of Extras.

Watch it now: Colbert & Stewart Give Emmy to Carell

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Emmy Winners!

emmys.jpgThe 59th Emmy Awards gave us quite a show. Congrats to all the winners!

Drama Series: The Sopranos
Comedy Series: 30 Rock
Comedy – Lead Actor: Ricky Gervais, Extras
Drama – Lead Actress: Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
Comedy – Lead Actress: America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Drama – Lead Actor: James Spader, Boston Legal
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Interview with Emmy nominee Michael Emerson of “Lost”

As everyone knows, the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards are on tonight, beginning at 8pm ET/PT on Fox. Among the nominees are Michael Emerson, who’s up for Best Suporting Actor for his role as Ben Linus, the charismatic yet creepy leader of The Others, on the ABC hit series Lost.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael earlier this year, just before Lost returned to ABC’s schedule after a three-month status. Besides gleaning some insight into the Ben Linus character, we touched on many other topics, from his previous Emmy experience (he won a Best Guest Actor award in 2001 for his work on The Practice), to his character’s back story on Lost, to how people are “delighted to be terrified” by him whenever they meet him. For the record, I was not terrified when I spoke to Michael… but I was delighted. He’s a very nice man, and I think you’ll enjoy our conversation. Ed Robertson www.edrobertson.com

Emmy Predictions

emmyaward.pngThe Emmys are almost here! Before you watch this Sunday, September 16, check out EW.com’s predictions of who will win vs. who should win. Oh the anticipation!

EW’s Emmy Predictions

Check out the nominees at SideReel: Emmys 2007

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Jon Stewart to Host The Oscars

jon_stewart.jpgThe Oscars are bringing Jon Stewart on board to host the Oscars! Stewart, famous for his humorous and edgy news show, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, toned down from his usual level of political humor when he hosted in 2006, but that doesn’t mean he completely avoided it.

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The Emmys: New Shows Steal the Spotlight

While the Emmys have not always given much recognition to new shows, this year they’re getting up to speed and giving nominations where they’re due to great “younger” shows like Ugly Betty and Heroes. Unfortunately, though, other shows expected to be in the running were ignored including the extremely popular shows Lost, Friday Night Lights, and Desperate Housewives. Personally, I’m thrilled to see shows like Heroes and Ugly Betty being nominated, but it’s interesting that Grey’s Anatomy and House made the list but not these others like Lost that have all been running for 3 seasons.

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