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Tara Sleeps with a Woman on 'United States of Tara' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Mar 30th 2010 8:30AM
Toni Collette on 'United States of Tara'Talk about a lack of self-awareness on 'United States of Tara' (Mon., 10:30PM ET on SHO). Thanks to Tara's (Toni Collette) multiple personality disorder, she sleeps with a woman (Joey Lauren Adams) and later has no recollection of it.

Though she admits she's "trouble," and it won't happen again, her split personality has other ideas: "May I come in, m'lady?"

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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The Show Girl On 'Future Food,' 'United States of Tara' & 'Lost' Geeks (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Mar 26th 2010 9:00AM
Future FoodI'm addicted to cooking shows, but my new fave is so much more than just food and kitchen skills -- 'Future Food' is all about changing the way we approach eating through molecular gastronomy. It's smart, it's fun, it's educational and, yes, it'll make your stomach growl. What more can you ask for?

This week, I also dive a little deeper into two other must-watch shows with scoop on new alters for 'United States of Tara''s second season, straight from star Toni Collette, and a celebrity spewing about why she loves 'Lost' almost as much as I do.

Want more? E-mail me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

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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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Suicide is Victory on 'United States of Tara' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 23rd 2010 5:13AM
The United States of Tara, season 2 premiereOnly on 'United States of Tara' (Mon., 10:30PM ET on Showtime) could a suicide be a victory. At least, it's a victory to Tara because she's not the one who off'd herself.

"I'm gonna run with it," Tara tells her family. "I'm gonna freak people out ... dress like Napoleon ... pee on everyone ..."

Yeah, she probably won't be getting the "sanest person on the block" award any time soon either.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'United States of Tara' - 'Yes' Recap (Season Premiere)

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 23rd 2010 3:38AM
The united part of the 'United States of Tara' was served up handily in the season premiere, with the family looking like the model of normalcy. And yet even as there seemed to be nothing wrong, below the surface was that gnawing feeling that Buck, T, Alice and whoever, might be lurking, ready to pop out. When the pop finally went off, however, it wasn't what we anticipated. It wasn't even in their house. More on that and the purple carnations after the jump.

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'United States of Tara' Season 2 Interviews With Toni Collette & Rosemarie DeWitt (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Mar 22nd 2010 7:45PM
At the end of season 1 of 'United States of Tara,' it seemed like Tara was finally ready to get back on her meds and get her life back under control.

Of course, that won't last long -- according to Toni Collette, there are a couple of new alternate personalities for her character Tara this season, including a mentor of sorts named Shoshanna. Rosemarie DeWitt, who plays Tara's TV sister Charmaine, loves seeing the family happy, but admits that the other shoe drops "very quickly."

We sat down with both stars to talk alters, big guest stars, engagements and love -- "there's a lot of lovin' going on!" laughs Collette. Check it out right here ...

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'United States of Tara' Returns: John Corbett Talks Season 2

by Anna Dimond, posted Mar 22nd 2010 6:00PM
Showtime's 'United States of Tara' debuted last year with executive producer Steven Spielberg and Oscar-winning writer Diablo Cody ('Juno') at the helm. As the show kicks off its second season (Mon., March 22 at 10:30PM ET on Showtime), it's established itself as both a ratings winner and a critical success.

The show stars Toni Collette as Tara Gregson, a suburban mom with Dissociative Identity Disorder, which leads her to experience multiple personalities (known as alters on the show). In season 1, viewers got to know Tara's alters -- from the teenage "T" to the tough-talking Buck -- and saw how her husband Max (John Corbett) and their two teen children dealt with such circumstances alongside the everyday issues that average families face.

'United States of Tara' was nominated for a handful of recent awards, and Collette scored an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her performance. And while Tara is still the driving personality in the show, Corbett's character reveals new components of his personality this season as the consequences of his wife's disorder begin to take a toll.

Corbett chatted with AOL TV to give us a glimpse of what to expect in season 2, what his reaction was to Max's arc, and why you'll never hear a 'Sex and the City' reference in his other on-camera projects.

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Martha Stewart Plays Guessing Game With Toni Collette (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 19th 2010 1:00PM
After discovering that Toni Collette is Australian, Martha Stewart is inspired to play a strange guessing game with the actress on 'The Martha Stewart Show' (weekdays, syndicated).

Stewart asks Collette to guess the name of her favorite actor of all time, who also happens to be an Aussie. "He's the younger of the two most famous Australian actors," Stewart said cryptically, offering Collette one of several unhelpful clues.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Toni Collette and Harry Smith Have Awkward 'Early Show' Moment (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 17th 2010 4:00PM
On 'The Early Show' (weekdays, 7AM ET on CBS), Harry Smith puts on a good display of asking Toni Collette a prepared question as if he didn't already know the answer. Collette, however, calls the anchor out on his show of acting, prompting Smith to share his notes, then change the subject by complimenting Collette's appearance.

"You look spectacular, by the way," said Smith, who then added hopefully, "I know you're jet-lagged and you won't remember this interview when it's over."

Watch the video after the jump.

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Julianne Moore and Toni Collette Play Charades on 'Jimmy Fallon' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 16th 2010 5:10AM
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Toni Collette, Julianne MooreDo you ever get the feeling the late night hosts are running out of stuff to do? On 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC), Julianne Moore and Toni Collette played charades.

Ok, there are probably worse things than watching Jimmy Fallon try to do 'Jersey Shore' in charades. We can't think of any at the moment, though.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Michael C. Hall, Mad Men score Golden Globe awards

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 18th 2010 2:00AM
Mad Men, Golden Globes 2010
Did your favorite actors and TV shows score Golden Globe awards tonight? Let's take a look at how things shook out in the TV categories at the 67th Annual Golden Globes.

Mad Men, Best Television Series - Drama.
With competition from Big Love, Dexter, House, and True Blood, I'm really glad I wasn't picking the winner here. They're all fantastic. I wouldn't say that True Blood delivered its best episodes last season, so I don't have a problem with that one not winning (though I'm a big fan of the show). Mad Men is definitely deserving (especially the "lawn mower" episode), although Dexter and Big Love both had great seasons.

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'United States of Tara' Sets Season 2 Premiere Date of March 22, 2010

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 8th 2009 12:17PM
Toni Collette, The United States of TaraIf you haven't checked out 'United States of Tara' yet, now would be a good time to do that. Season 2 of the Showtime series is set to premiere March 22, 2010. Plenty of time to get caught up with season 1.

Created by Diablo Cody ('Juno'), the show scored six Emmy wins earlier this year, including Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for Toni Collette. If anyone can play four personalities in the same body, it's Collette. And scoring a part like this must be like striking gold for an actress. Here's a little primer on the many faces of Tara:

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Emmy Wish List: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

by Mike Moody, posted Jul 15th 2009 2:31PM
toni collette united states of taraLet's be honest. There are really only four or five real contenders for this category, and most of them were nominated last year. But it's not like the talented Tina Fey (30 Rock), Mary Louise-Parker (Weeds), Julia Louise-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine) and America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) don't deserve the recognition. They all fit the bill, and most of their shows were damn good this year.

I'd be happy to see any one of them go home with the gold on Emmy night. I'd also love to see some recognition for Christina Applegate's work in Samantha Who?, a great show that got the ax earlier this year.

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Showtime's Hit Comedy Series 'United States of Tara'

by Anthony Colarusso, posted Mar 13th 2009 6:00PM
Showtime 'United States of Tara' TVWhat It's About: Tara Gregson (Toni Collette) has recently decided to treat her dissociative identity disorder (can you say "split personality"?) without medication. In doing so, she's opened herself up to once again randomly passing between several distinct identities, or "alters," at the drop of a hat: rowdy teenager T, violent war vet Buck (a man) and morally old-fashioned housewife Alice. Tara's two teenage children struggle to cope with a life of randomness, while her ultra-patient husband Max (John Corbett, otherwise known as Aidan from 'Sex and the City') deals with -- among other things -- not being allowed to be intimate with any of the alters.

The Buzz: Created by Steven Spielberg and 'Juno' scribe/overnight Oscar winner Diablo Cody, 'The United States of Tara' has been Showtime's stud, averaging 2.1 million viewers and outperforming other network hits like 'Weeds,' 'Dexter' and 'Californication' in its premiere week. It was renewed for a 12-episode second season just four weeks into the first.

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