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Silas Gets a Modeling Gig, But Almost Dies in a Bubble on 'Weeds' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 12th 2011 6:54AM
'Weeds' - 'Game-Played'Silas had something going in Copenhagen as a model, so he decided to dip his toes into the New York modeling scene on 'Weeds' (Tue., 10PM ET on Showtime). He actually managed to score a well-paying gig, but when it came time for it, the scene was kind of bizarre and ultimately dangerous.

Silas was basically trapped in a giant clear rubber ball sporting nothing but a tiny white pair of trunks. Sure, he looked the part, but when things went wrong, could it hurt his chances at future gigs in this actually legitimate business venture?

It didn't seem like he was all that interested, as he stormed off in a huff after nearly dying. Can't say we blame him for that.

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To Be Gracious, Mary-Louise Parker Accepts Pot From Fans of 'Weeds' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 30th 2011 5:09AM
Mary-Louise Parker, 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson'When you've been associated with a certain type of character for a while, fans might start to share that with you. Maybe people give Bill Cosby sweaters, or tools to Tim Allen. On 'The Late Late Show' (Weeknights, 12:37 AM ET on CBS), Mary-Louise Parker reveals that her fans give her marijuana.

Can you imagine what Bryan Cranston's fans are giving him?

Parker doesn't smoke pot herself, but said, "I try to be gracious. I'm not gonna not take it." After all, they're always so proud of it. Most, she said, say they grew it themselves and promise her it's excellent.

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Nancy Finds Prison Connection, Possible New Career on 'Weeds' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 28th 2011 1:27AM
'Weeds' season 7 premiereThe seventh season of 'Weeds' (Mon, 10PM ET on Showtime) kicked off with some major changes for our principal characters. If you haven't watched it yet, you need to be somewhere else right now. Like maybe in front of your television watching it. You've been warned.

!!SPOILER ALERT!!

After three years(!) in prison, Nancy gets out on good behavior and we're introduced to the new status quo for 'Weeds.' That's right, just like that it's three years later and Nancy's finishing out her sentence in a halfway house. With the cartel gone, she's even safer for now. But, she's looking to mess that up real quick.

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Best TV of the '00s: Comedic Actress

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 2nd 2010 10:02AM
Julia Louis-DreyfusMore of our best of the decade coverage, which started on Tuesday. You can read the other posts at the link above. Here, we talk about the women who made us laugh the most during the decade.

Since Lucille Ball, television has been a bastion of funny ladies, and the '00s were no exception. Like Lucy, many of the women on this list played second fiddle to no one. And those that weren't the stars of their own shows managed to steal the scene anyway the moment they got in front of the camera.

The '00s will probably go down in television history as one of those decades where the sitcom sputtered and almost died -- again! But it's alive and well now, with an amazing turn-around in 2009. But, as this list proves, it was never truly in danger. Throughout the decade these women provided plenty of laughs in both the hour and half-hour formats, proving that as long as we want to laugh, there will be brilliant actresses around to crack us up.

Here's our list of the top funny ladies of the decade:

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Mary-Louise Parker Breaks Toe While Filming Love Scene for 'Weeds' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 23rd 2009 9:21AM
Note to Mary-Louise Parker: If a bone breaks during sex, you're probably doing something wrong.

Parker told Chelsea Handler on 'Chelsea Lately' that she broke her toe after smashing it on a bed frame while filming a love scene for 'Weeds.'

Watch the video after the jump.

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What Jane is thankful for

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 23rd 2008 5:02PM
Jack BauerOh my. So much to be thankful for, even though the fall season hasn't been all that great. Here's my list:

Rogue agents. It's been Far.Too.Long since Jack Bauer has entered our living room, and we couldn't be more gleeful about his return - both the 24 movie and the series in January. Welcome back, Jack! We missed you! Well, my son and I have! My daughter and husband don't get you, but that's ok!

Mad scientists. That crazy Walter Bishop really brightens up our Tuesday nights around here. My son goes to school on Wednesday, talks about Fringe with his buddies, then texts me back their thoughts on The Observer, the cylinders, Massive Dynamic and all the rest. Of course, Walter is the best thing about the show. We love him.

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Weeds: If You Work for a Living, Why Do You Kill Yourself Working? (season finale)

by Erin Martell, posted Sep 16th 2008 10:12AM
Mary-Louise Parker(S04E13) The final shocking revelation of the season--which wasn't so shocking, if you heard the rumors--made me want to write off the Weeds season finale as unimaginative. To offer up such a commonplace TV twist, and to do it in the last moments of the episode, was definitely not original.

As season finales go, this episode wasn't legendary (I'll never regard that word the same way again, thanks to Doug). However, there were a few scenes that gave us the Weeds we've always loved, and I'd like to believe that the show's distinct, dark humor will have a stronger presence next season.

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Weeds: Till We Meet Again

by Erin Martell, posted Sep 9th 2008 7:44AM
Allie Grant(S04E12) A lot can happen in two weeks! Weeds took a short break and returned in the form of an action-packed drama. If this episode set the tone for next week, we can expect the finale to be a departure from the flaky, in-over-her-head Nancy from seasons past. Things have gotten serious on our little drug comedy.

Fortunately, there were some lighter moments. Naked Andy always mellows things out, and Celia gave us some laughs as well. Naturally, her rehab breakthrough came from a selfish place, which led to some hilarious backhanded apologies. Will there be any time for humor in next week's season finale?

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Weeds: Head Cheese

by Erin Martell, posted Aug 26th 2008 8:37AM
Julie Bowen
(S04E11)
The truth hurt almost everyone this week. The stress of having both a deflowered son and knowledge of the tunnel's other uses took its toll on Nancy. Harsh reality set in for the others as well. Doug's faults weren't lost on Maria, Celia's lack of insurance affected her recovery, and Bob Odenkirk made me lose confidence in commercial airline pilots. Where's Jimmy Jam when you need him?

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Weeds: The Love Circle Overlap

by Erin Martell, posted Aug 19th 2008 8:21AM
Demian Bichir and Mary-Louise Parker(S04E10) Season four of Weeds has been a season of breakthroughs. Ever since Nancy left Agrestic and started over, she's been re-examining her life and coming to terms with her personal failures. The big question is: Will she ever truly change her behavior?

Her self-awareness has yielded some positive results, like her dinner table apology and her throwdown with Lisa, but we've yet to see any significant changes. Will this week's discovery make a difference?

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Weeds: Little Boats

by Erin Martell, posted Aug 12th 2008 1:32AM
Mary-Louise Parker
(S04E09)
It appears that Nancy is growing up, and it only took four seasons for it to happen. She dealt with mature relationship issues and had a calm, romantic moment with Esteban. I was thrilled that she finally made good on her promise to be more available to her family, going MILF-a-MILF with Lisa and dealing with Shane's kinky flea-scratching. Her responsible behavior also made up for Celia's descent into coke-fiendom.

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Weeds: I Am the Table

by Erin Martell, posted Aug 5th 2008 2:21AM
Justin Kirk and Kevin Nealon(S04E08) This episode definitely belongs in the "mixed bag" category. Some things worked for me and others didn't. Nancy's extended lunch date with Esteban and Shane's prison-style lunch confrontation were both enjoyable. On the down side, Celia's drugged-out craziness and Silas' scenes with Lisa didn't entertain me.

I expected something more at this point in the season, but it looks like things are set up for a better episode next week. Don't give up, Weeds fans!

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Weeds: Yes I Can

by Erin Martell, posted Jul 29th 2008 12:26PM
Hunter Parrish and Julie Bowen(S04E07) Nancy hasn't completely left her old self behind, has she? After only a short time at Maternity World, she was ready to take on her old operation. Many of the pre-Ren Mar folks emerged from various parts of California. I was strangely excited to see the Botwins' old housekeeper, Lupita, along with Sanjay (now a father to Clinique's baby) and Marvin (10 pounds lighter).

Have the good old days of pot dealing returned, or will Nancy have trouble working within someone else's organization?

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Weeds: Excellent Treasures

by Erin Martell, posted Jul 22nd 2008 1:28AM
Justin Kirk and Kevin Nealon
(S04E06)
Everyone was finding love--or lust--this week on Weeds. The presence of guest stars Julie Bowen and Demian Bichir just made the show significantly hotter. The Botwins and their tenants focused more on their personal lives, with mixed results. Celia developed her maternal side, Andy and Doug pondered their next move, and Silas got to know the neighbors.

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Showtime wrap-up: executive session and four shows talk at once - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 19th 2008 12:28PM
Showtime stars
When I posted the news items that came out of Showtime's portion of the CBS tour, the one question I got was "When will Dexter be back?" Well, network president Robert Greenblatt mentioned that the third season would debut in September. No word beyond that. Didn't seem like news to me. But there you are, Dexter fans; that's all I've got on that.

The executive session was introduced by a semi-funny clip from one of the network's stars, Tracey Ullman. Really, it wasn't that good, so I won't talk much about it here. Greenblatt also showed clips of The United States of Tara and Nurse Jackie during his opening remarks. Other than that? Well, isn't that enough?

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