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That Girl! Kim Dickens

by Allyssa Lee, posted Jun 18th 2010 3:30PM
There's nothing like a hurl of expletives to show that you've made it. At least, if you're Kim Dickens, that is.

The actress says she often gets recognized as "that girl" from 'Friday Night Lights' or 'Lost.' But fans of her role as madam Joanie Stubbs from the profanity-laden David Milch drama 'Deadwood' tend to be the most colorful.

"I definitely get a lot of quotes" from devotees of the profanity-laden drama, Dickens says. "And some of them, of course, are littered with curse words. That's always fun."

"I was waiting in line at a restaurant, and this group of people walk out, and this woman says to me, 'We love Joanie Stubbs,' and I was like 'Oh, thank you so much,'" the actress recalls. The woman walked out, "and her husband came through, and he goes, 'It's nippy on my twat!'" she laughs, quoting one of her character's lines on the show.

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Creighton's Mysterious Fate on 'Treme' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jun 14th 2010 1:30PM
A depressed Creighton Bernette dismisses his class early, visits some of his favorite New Orleans haunts, then ultimately ends up on a riverboat where he mysteriously disappears, leaving his fate unclear on 'Treme' (Sun, 7PM ET on HBO).

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'Treme' - 'Wish Someone Would Care' Recap

by Sandie Angulo Chen, posted Jun 14th 2010 10:40AM
John Goodman in Treme(S01E09) Hi folks. I was out of town last night and had to catch this momentous 'Treme' episode on DVR. I thought it was excellent but heartbreaking. It was building up to the inevitable from the moment Creighton assigned Kate Chopin's 1899 'The Awakening' to his freshman lit class. The controversial French Creole protagonist, Edna Pontellier, after leaving her husband and children only to discover her lover has also left, tragically swims out in the Gulf of Mexico and drowns.

Even if you didn't read the book, Creighton and his students make it obvious that something depressing happens in the story, with Creighton affirming that Edna was searching for Truth.

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Meet Ashley Morris, the Real Creighton Bernette From 'Treme'

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jun 12th 2010 6:00PM
Ashley Morris, the later blogger, father, husband and real life inspiration for 'Treme's' Creighton BernetteCreighton Bernette, John Goodman's character on the critically acclaimed HBO drama 'Treme,' is one of many voices trying to be heard in the screaming deafness of post-Katrina New Orleans.

His undying passion and tremendous adversity to help himself, his family and his community to return to the way things were before the storm prompts him to scream until his vocal chords bleed. He weaves common sense solutions and heartfelt sentiments around a string of obscenities, aimed at a world that refuses to put politics aside for the people they are supposed to serve and protect. His voice, however, is not entirely his own.

'Treme' creator David Simon based Goodman's character on Ashley Morris, an even-more vocal blogger and New Orleans resident who took to the Web to voice his disgust with a bureaucratic system designed to protect the people within it rather than work on the safeguards needed to keep the city from being destroyed.

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'Treme' - 'All on a Mardi Gras Day' Recap

by Sandie Angulo Chen, posted Jun 7th 2010 12:20PM
Treme(S01E08) I forgot to order the King Cake, but Fat Tuesday has finally arrived, folks, and our favorite New Orleanians are back and partying like true survivors.

What a special Mardi Gras episode this was for us 'Treme' fans. I have to admit that I know very little about the nuances of New Orleans' legendary Carnival, so I can't say with first-hand knowledge that it was authentic, but this excellent episode made me feel like I had experienced Mardi Gras to a tiny degree.

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'Treme' - 'Smoke My Peace Pipe' Recap

by Sandie Angulo Chen, posted May 24th 2010 8:21AM
Clarke Peters in Treme(S01E07) Sorry this is a little late, folks, but I -- like many of you, I imagine -- had to catch 'Treme' on the DVR after watching the series finale of 'Lost.' But I managed to get off the proverbial Island and back to New Orleans to savor this new, emotionally charged episode. It's almost Mardi Gras, and our favorite NOLA residents are taking stands, making changes, and facing death.

Although the show opens on a hopeful note for LaDonna and her mother in their season-long quest to find Daymo, by the end of the episode hope is abandoned and Daymo -- the real David Maurice Brooks -- is finally found, dead, in a makeshift morgue made out of rows of air-conditioned trailers. The scene at the trailer-park morgue is one of the highlights of the series. From the moment Toni drives into the lot, LaDonna is tense, anxious and on the verge of breakdown.

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'Treme' - 'Shallow Water, Oh Mama' Recap

by Sandie Angulo Chen, posted May 17th 2010 3:23PM
Treme(S01E06) Maybe it was the sperm costumes preceding the Ray Nagin diddling himself Krewe du Vieux float or the fact I've been on a necessary dose of Tylenol 3, but this episode of 'Treme' left me in good spirits.

Finally, there's a real break in the "Where is Daymo?" case. Antoine donates the Japanese fan-bought trombone to his mentor. Creighton's literary agent bears mostly good (if not predictable and exploitative) news from Random House. Albert's Indians crew has arrived and is ready to practice (and sew) for Mardi Gras. And one of my favorite moments of the show so far -- Delmond getting over himself and singing 'Shallow Water, Oh Mama' with the the Indians.

OK, it wasn't all sweetness and light. Poor Janette. She can't ask her staff to work without pay and has nowhere to turn for a bailout, so she decides to close shop and regroup. It's a shame, because obviously she's talented (even the chi chi New York chefs said so) and people love her food, but it's a small business, and she can't pay the bills. I can't say I shed any tears for her situation, though.

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'Treme' - 'Shame, Shame, Shame' Recap

by Sandie Angulo Chen, posted May 10th 2010 9:22AM
Tom Colicchio, Eric Ripert, Wylie Dufresne, and David Chang on 'Treme' - 'Shame Shame Shame'(S01E05) Tonight's 'Treme' episode was a bittersweet way to cap-off Mother's Day, because while a few characters catch a break, there's still so much tragedy, sadness and frustration overall.

Finally, things are looking up for Janette (Kim Dickens), whose restaurant got an impromptu visit from four of New York's top chefs (pictured, from left to right: Tom Colicchio, Eric Ripert, Wylie Dufresne, and David Chang). Not a foodie? No matter, the fact that they liked Janette and Jacques' food (as the Valley Girlish waitress confirmed) is a huge win, especially after last episode's depressing restaurant closure.

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'Treme' - 'At the Foot of Canal Street' Recap

by Sandie Angulo Chen, posted May 3rd 2010 8:03AM
John Boutte in HBO's Treme
(S01E04) Antoine perfectly captures the theme of tonight's 'Treme' episode (and, OK, the entire series so far) when he sings the line "I have roamed this whole wide world over, but New Orleans is still my home" while waiting at the E.R. It's the first post-Katrina Christmastime in New Orleans, and everyone is far from jolly: Albert is denied his insurance claim; Davis's car gets busted into; Creighton gives the entire country a "F--k you"; Ladonna still doesn't know where her brother is; and Janette is screwed by the utility company.

What was most compelling about tonight's story was the three men -- Delmond, Sonny, and Antoine -- who find themselves away from New Orleans for very different reasons. While Delmond lives it up in New York City with his girlfriend Jill (how funny that both he and his father were chatting up ladies in this episode) and has no intention of returning home, Antoine, the native son, and Sonny, the Amsterdam expat, are desperate to make a living in the city they call home but venture to Baton Rouge and Houston, respectively.

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'Treme' Some Tough TV to Watch

by Stephanie Earp, posted Apr 27th 2010 10:31AM


I am one of those people you meet at parties who tries to convince you to rent 'The Wire', and may even offer to loan you my DVD sets if you seem interested. I might not know your name, but give me your address and I'll drop them by, possibly with some handwritten notes about my favourite moments.

You've met people like me, I'm sure. And right now, people like me are trying to figure out if the new show from the creator of 'The Wire' is going to be as important to us. In case you missed the hype, it's called 'Treme' (pronounced 'Tray-may') and it's set in New Orleans about three months after Hurricane Katrina.

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'Treme' Some Tough TV to Watch

by Stephanie Earp, posted Apr 27th 2010 10:31AM


I am one of those people you meet at parties who tries to convince you to rent 'The Wire', and may even offer to loan you my DVD sets if you seem interested. I might not know your name, but give me your address and I'll drop them by, possibly with some handwritten notes about my favourite moments.

You've met people like me, I'm sure. And right now, people like me are trying to figure out if the new show from the creator of 'The Wire' is going to be as important to us. In case you missed the hype, it's called 'Treme' (pronounced 'Tray-may') and it's set in New Orleans about three months after Hurricane Katrina.

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'Treme' - 'Right Place, Wrong Time' Recap

by Sandie Angulo Chen, posted Apr 26th 2010 10:02AM
(S01E03) 'Treme' delved deeper into the injustices big and small faced by each of the characters in this episode. I saw it twice and liked it much more the second viewing. It wasn't as gripping (or funny) as the previous episode, but there were several moments that beautifully captured each of the main character's chief post-Katrina struggles.

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What's On Tonight: 'The Simpons,' 'The Pacific,' 'The Tudors' 'TV Land Awards'

by Rich Keller, posted Apr 25th 2010 2:40PM
The 8th edition of the 'TV Land Awards' airs tonight at 9:00
Here's tonight's lineup of new shows and events (all times Eastern). Check your local
TV listings for additional information.

7:00 to 8:00
ABC: 'Americas' Funniest Home Videos'
CBS: '60 Minutes'
NBC: 'Dateline NBC'
Animal Planet: 'Wild Kingdom'

8:00 to 9:00

CBS: 'The Amazing Race 16'
FOX: 'The Simpsons'
NBC: 'Minute to Win It'
BBC America: 'James May at the Edge of Space'
Discovery: 'How the Universe Works'
Disney: 'Good Luck Charlie' -- 8:30 start
Food Network: 'Food Network Challenge'
HGTV: 'House Hunters' and 'House Hunters International'
History: 'Pawn Stars' -- Two 30-minute episodes
ION: 'The Emeril Lagasse Show'
Nick: 'Victorious'
Style: 'Ruby'

9:00 to 10:00
ABC: 'Desperate Housewives'
CBS: 'When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story' -- Story about the founders of Al-Anon and Alcoholics Anonymous
FOX: 'American Dad' -- 9:30 start
NBC: 'The Celebrity Apprentice' -- Two hours
A&E: 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' -- 9:30 start
Discovery: 'Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking'
ESPN2: 'SportsCenter Special' -- NFL Draft wrap-up. Two hours
Food Network: 'Chef vs. City'
HBO: 'The Pacific'
HGTV: 'Holmes on Homes'
History: 'America the Story of Us' -- Two hours
Showtime: 'The Tudors'
Style: 'Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane'
TV Land: '8th Annual TV Land Awards' -- 90 minutes

10:00 to 11:00
ABC: 'Brothers & Sisters'
A&E: 'Kristie Alley's Big Life'
AMC: 'Breaking Bad'
Animal Planet: 'River Monsters'
Discovery: 'Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking'
E!: 'Kendra' and 'Pretty Wild'
HBO: 'Treme'
Lifetime: 'Army Wives'
Style: 'Jerseylicious'
TLC: 'Hoarding: Buried Alive'

11:00 and Beyond
Cartoon Network: 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' and 'Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job' -- Starts at midnight
HGTV: 'Income Property' -- 11:00 Start

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David Simon's Dad Dies at 89

by Laura Prudom, posted Apr 22nd 2010 2:45PM
Bernard Simon, father of HBO showrunner David Simon (pictured), has died of natural causes at the age of 89, the Washington Post is reporting.

After starting his career as a reporter for various New Jersey dailies, Mr. Simon served as public relations director of B'nai B'rith, the international Jewish service organization, for over 30 years, continuing to work at the company in varying positions into the '90s.

He died Tuesday at his home in Olney, his son confirmed.

Best known for creating acclaimed HBO shows 'The Wire' and 'Treme,' David Simon spoke fondly of his father in an email to the Post, reminiscing about Mr. Simon's character when his father was in the midst of editing his first book, 'Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets. "He tried to systematically delete every single profanity, even those in quotes. He could never be as blunt as the world often is," he recalled.

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Breaking Down New Orleans Customs: A Guide to 'Treme'

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 19th 2010 5:30PM
TremeHBO's new drama 'Treme' is one of the most buzzed about show's on TV right now. However, if you're not a New Orleans native, getting into the David Simon series may be difficult.

Our friends at theBVX whipped up this super handy guide for viewers who might not be that familiar with the Big Easy. Were you confused by the Mardi Gras garb? Or maybe the opening statements made by Creighton Burnette (John Goodman) confused you. Either way, theBVX guide has you covered.

More after the jump.

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