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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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United States of Tara will be back for season two

by Mike Moody, posted Feb 11th 2009 3:05PM
showtime united states of taraI guess all those good reviews and high ratings haven't gone unnoticed. United States of Tara has only been on the air for a month, but Showtime has already committed to another year of Toni Collette dealing with her multiple personalities. The network has given the green light to a 12 episode second season.

Tara's premiere earned 2.67 million viewers, more than the premieres of Showtime's Dexter, Weeds, Californication and The Tudors. I'm with America on this one. I was charmed by the Tara premiere, and it's quickly become my favorite Showtime series.

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United States Of Tara: Aftermath

by Brett Love, posted Jan 26th 2009 10:02AM
Toni Collette - United States Of Tara
(S01E02) Last week we were introduced to T and Buck, and this week we got to meet Alice. While T may be the most outrageous, and Buck the strangest, this first impression suggests that Alice is the most dangerous of Tara's alters. Along with learning about Alice, and her future plans, it was also a big night for guest spots. Tony Hale, Patton Oswalt, and Nathan Corddry were all along for the ride.

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The United States Of Tara: Pilot (series premiere)

by Brett Love, posted Jan 19th 2009 4:34AM
United States Of Tara
(S01E01) My first reaction to seeing the Tara premiere was that this one is going to be very hit and miss with viewers. Diablo Cody doesn't have a long list of credits, but she certainly does have her own unique style. If it's a style you like, you'll be able to fall right in with this one. If you don't ... yeah ... this one could grate on you. Even if that is the case though, I would encourage you to hang in there and give the show a little time. Underneath the occasionally too clever dialog, the Gregson's story has a heart.

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Here's the pilot for The United States of Tara - VIDEO

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 9th 2009 4:29PM
The United States of Tara
When I went to last summer's press tour, one of the more intriguing previews I saw there was of Showtime's new series The United States of Tara. It was intriguing for a couple of reasons: first, it was written and produced by the combination of Diablo Cody and Steven Spielberg. That's right; the stripper-turned-Oscar-winning-screenwriter of Juno fame is teaming up with the hitmaker to produce this show.

But the topic of the show is also interesting: Toni Collette stars as Tara, a suburban housewife and mom who also happens to suffer from dissociative identity disorder. Each of her three alternate personalities can pop out at any time, and her family has to deal with it when it does.

Showtime is offering an unedited version of the pilot if you want to sign up for it, but we also have the full pilot (albeit a bit edited for content) after the jump, thanks to our friends at AOL TV. I'm sure it'll be funny and touching all at once. As long as none of Tara's personalities ever says "honest to blog," I'll be a happy camper.

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Showtime greenlights The United States of Tara

by Kristin Sample, posted Jun 4th 2008 9:02PM
Toni Collette Showtime is bringing us a new comedy series. They've ordered twelve episodes of The United States of Tara which will star Toni Collette as a wife/mother who suffers from dissociative identity (multiple personality disorder). The half-hour comedy will follow Collette, her husband (played by John Corbett), and their children as Collette copes with her different identities. They never know which age, temperament or even gender Collette will be on any given day.

Oscar-winner Diablo Cody (Juno) wrote the pilot and will continue on as a writer and executive producer. She is joined by executive producers Steven Speilberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Alex Junge. The pilot was directed by Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl).

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Showtime likes the laughs, renews Tracey Ullman

by Allison Waldman, posted May 3rd 2008 9:06AM
Tracey tongueDo you love Tracey Ullman? Yeah, who doesn't? The lady's a riot. Showtime is so enamored of the Brit-com-queen that they've ordered a second season -- seven fresh episodes -- of Tracey Ullman's State of the Union. The network has also lined up another English artist for 2009. Comedy star Marc Wootton is locked in for six episodes.

"I won't hold it against them that both are from the U.K.," laughed Showtime prez Robert Greenblatt. "Tracey Ullman is the veteran genius who continues to impress us with her versatility, while Marc Wootton is the up-and-comer who will surprise our audience with his own unique voice. This is an embarrassment of riches for us in the comedy department."

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John Corbett cast in Showtime pilot

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 19th 2008 11:40AM

John CorbettThis sounds like a promising new project: John Corbett as Toni Collette's leading man in the Showtime comedy pilot United States of Tara. The show comes from the pen of Diablo Cody, fresh off her Oscar win as the screenwriter of Juno, and the pilot's director is Craig Gillespie who received plaudits for the indie hit Lars and the Real Girl. Oh, and did I mention that Steven Spielberg is one of the producers? Considering this collection of talent and Showtime's recent programming successes, United States of Tara sounds like another ace for the cable net.

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