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Melissa McCarthy Learns About Her Emmy Nomination on Live TV (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 14th 2011 12:15PM
Melissa McCarthy learns about her Emmy nomination on Live TV.Melissa McCarthy was on live TV when she learned about her 2011 Emmy nomination for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

McCarthy and Joshua Jackson announced the nominees on a broadcast carried by 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM on ABC). It's safe to say McCarthy was surprised.

After Jackson read the lead actress nominees, a flustered McCarthy had to read the lead actor nominees.

"Okay," she said, breathing deeply, "keep it together." She did, indeed, keep her composure, though she seemed like she wanted to shout and celebrate while reading the actors' names. Click here for a complete list of the Emmy nominees.

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Jackie Is Threatened on 'Nurse Jackie' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 27th 2010 4:15AM
Jackie Is Threatened on 'Nurse Jackie'How many secrets can one woman keep? Nurse Jackie (Edie Falco) is already hiding her drug addiction (plus a ton of other bad behavior). But on the latest episode of 'Nurse Jackie' (Mon., 10PM ET on Showtime), she is confronted with a secret that could ruin her marriage.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Thankfully, the Jackie Worship on 'Nurse Jackie' is Ending

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 19th 2010 7:03PM
Edie Falco in 'Nurse Jackie'One of the things that drove me nuts about the first season of Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie' was all the Jackie worship going on.

Yes, Edie Falco's character of the drug-addicted, adultering nurse Jackie Peyton was good at her job, and seems to have a much better bedside manner than most of the people working at All Saints Hospital. And, yes, the premise of the show, especially in that first season, was that she was somehow keeping all of her worlds separate and her lies in order, despite being in a highly stressful job.

But most of the juggling that Jackie was doing seemed pretty unrealistic -- especially in the romance department -- and I'm happy to see that some of those balls are finally falling to the ground.

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'Nurse Jackie' Teaches a Patient How to Smoke Pot (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 13th 2010 3:56AM
Nurse Jackie, apple bongJackie's skills with an apple bong really came in handy when she taught a cancer patient how to smoke pot on 'Nurse Jackie' (Mon., 10PM ET on Showtime).

"You're gonna take a deep breath and hold it for a minute," she told him. And voila! He actually feels hungry. Yep, that's how it works. Nursing at its best.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Nurse Jackie' - 'Apple Bong' Recap

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 13th 2010 1:17AM
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There's a lot about 'Nurse Jackie' that reminds me of a ticking bomb. Eddie at the pharmacy. Gloria at the hospital. Cooper and Sam getting under Jackie's skin. She's like a tightly wound clock that could pop a spring at any point. Without any major drugs this episode, she seemed more tightly wound than ever. For more about Jackie and the pressure cooker she calls her life, read on.

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'Nurse Jackie' Is Caught Doing Drugs (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 6th 2010 3:45AM
'Nurse Jackie' Is Caught Doing DrugsNurse Jackie (played by Edie Falco) has a slight problem with drugs. She loves to abuse her position as a medical employee so she can illegally take Vicodin, Percocet, and -- as it turns out -- Adderall. On the latest episode of 'Nurse Jackie' (Mon., 10PM ET on Showtime), Jackie is caught by Kaitlyn, a young girl and friend of the family, while snorting a line of Adderall in her basement. "What's that thing you just did with the straw?" Kaitlyn asks, quite naturally. And Jackie says -- well, what would you say?

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Nurse Jackie' - 'Candyland' Recap

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 6th 2010 12:31AM
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Jackie's answer to a myriad of questions could be summed up in one phrase: "It's a little complicated." Boy, is it ever. For Jackie, the roof is always just about to cave in, and this week was no different. However, by the end of the episode, the complications grew ever more gnarly with the appearance of a certain former friend, playing CandyLand with her family. For more on that and Zoey's hot date in Staten Island, follow me after the jump.

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'Nurse Jackie' - 'Twitter' Recap

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 30th 2010 9:02AM
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(S02E02) When it comes to Jackie and her reliance on meds, what came first -- the stress or the drugs? You have to wonder. For those who think that Jackie is like House, there's one difference which is House had a serious injury that was the gateway to his Vicodin addiction. Jackie did allude to back problems last season, but now she just swipes pills and pops them like they're a crutch.

Anyway, this thought occurred as Jackie continues to be a mass of contradictions, especially to herself. This week was no different. More on that and the smoke alarms after the jump.

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Jackie Explains Hospital Procedure on 'Nurse Jackie' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 30th 2010 3:30AM
Nurse Jackie, hospital procedure"Any unidentifiable drugs or substances go into the slot," says Jackie to the guy who found some of her pills on 'Nurse Jackie' (Mon., 10PM ET on SHO). "That's hospital procedure. Got it?"

And, of course, just as soon as he's out of sight, Jackie unlocks that little box and grabs those precious pills. That's HER procedure, got it?

Jackie kind of personifies the term pill-poppin' mama, doesn't she? At this point, she probably needs the pills to function, but on the other hand, how the heck does she function doing all those drugs?

Watch the video after the jump.

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Showtime Renews 'Jackie' and 'Tara' for Third Seasons

by Audrey Fine, posted Mar 26th 2010 10:45AM
Nurse JackieWith their second seasons just off the starting blocks, Showtime has already ordered a third for both 'Nurse Jackie' and 'United States of Tara,' according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Monday-night's season opener snagged 'Jackie' it's highest numbers to date (1.5 million over two airings) and 'Tara' was on par with its first season debut.

Her bang-on portrayal of a jaded E.R. nurse whose unmanageable back pain leads her to abuse pain pills (and the man who dispenses them) earned star Edie Falco her seventh Golden Globe nomination (she won two for 'The Sopranos'). 'Tara' lead Toni Collette, meanwhile, nabbed both the Globe and an Emmy statues at last year's ceremonies.

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Showtime Picks Up Third Seasons of 'Jackie' and 'Tara'

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 25th 2010 6:40PM
showtime_logo_redIt doesn't take a rocket scientist to recognize that Showtime is the home of two of the best comedies currently on the air, 'Nurse Jackie' and 'United States of Tara.' Having been fortunate enough to enjoy the season two premieres of these two shows last Sunday, it came as no surprise that Showtime announced today that both 'Jackie' and 'Tara' are coming back for a third season.

Actually, it is a bit of a surprise ... that it happened so fast! Showtime could have saved the news for a few weeks or even the end of these second seasons. But you have to figure the premium cable channel is pretty happy with the ratings these shows have generated and the enthusiasm is palpable. Another season, twelve more episodes of each, and for the creators of these shows that just has to be a great validation.

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Jackie Knocks a Punk Over on 'Nurse Jackie' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 23rd 2010 4:34AM
Nurse Jackie, Season 2 PremiereWe wouldn't really want Jackie Peyton's life, because it sort of sucks. On the other hand, we wouldn't mind having her chutzpah to say or do exactly what we wanted at any particular moment.

Like if some punk was trash-talking in front of our kids, we'd like to knock him over like Jackie did on 'Nurse Jackie' (Mon., 10PM ET on Showtime). That would be a blast.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Nurse Jackie' - 'Comfort Food' Recap (Season Premiere)

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 23rd 2010 4:03AM
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Remember seeing the variety shows where a guy was spinning plates and the point of the trick was to keep all the plates spinning so that nothing fell to the ground and crashed into a million pieces? That's the ongoing life of Nurse Jackie.

Season two commenced not unlike the season one premiere, with Jackie flat on her back and a 1960's tune underscoring the moment. Instead of 'Valley of the Dolls,' it was 'Say A Little Prayer," but the sentiment remained the same. Jackie's a high wire act even when she's on her ass.

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What to Watch: March 22

by Kim Potts, posted Mar 22nd 2010 6:00AM
'Nurse Jackie' (10PM, Showtime) season 2 premiere
The titular, pill-popping nurse (Edie Falco) has nothing but the best intentions to put her extracurricular life behind her as the second season begins, but a glitch with boyfriend Eddie puts a crimp in her plan to devote herself exclusively to hubby Kevin and her daughters. Meanwhile, Jackie is also unnerved by the familiar face Akalitus hires to replace Mo-Mo. And the fact that Coop can't handle her working style, and takes his complaint to Akalitus. And the fact that Akalitus has discovered some discrepancies in the Pill-O-Matic. Thanks goodness Jackie has good friends like Dr. O'Hara and Thor to see her through. Of course, they've got some pretty big issues of their own ...

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On the Pill: 'Nurse Jackie' and Other Characters Struggling With Addiction

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 19th 2010 2:00PM
Drugs on TV have had a strange history. There have been after-school movies, very special sitcom episodes and even entire dramas based around illegal substances.

Sometimes, drug abuse on TV is used to teach the audience a lesson, while other times writers have characters develop an addiction as a way of making them more human in a flawed sense.

One of the most recent drug abusers comes to us in the form of Edie Falco's title character on 'Nurse Jackie.' The medical drama is back with a vengeance (Mon., March 22 10PM on Showtime), and to celebrate the return of our favorite no-nonsense RN, we're taking a look at TV's other famous pill-popping characters we've come to love (despite their issues) over the years.

We're not endorsing drug abuse of any kind, but it's a fact of life for some people, including these TV characters.

Find out who made our list after the jump.

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