When we found out that Frankie Muniz had suffered a stroke, we made a pained and confused face very similar to his trademark expression on Malcolm In The Middle. Because last time we checked, isn’t this dude, like, nine years old? OK, it’s been a long time since he’s played the precocious pre-teen on the long running show. But he’s still wayyy too young to be having strokes. He turns 27 tomorrow for goodness sake. Let’s hope he’s well enough for some cake.
The former child star posted his health update to his twitter early this morning. “I was in the hospital last Friday. I suffered a “Mini Stroke”, which was not fun at all,” he wrote. “Have to start taking care of my body! Getting old!” Awww, be careful Frankie! If anything happens to you, we’ll be bawling harder than we were at the end of My Dog Skip.
Frankie (as we guess he’s still known) has had an eventful life out of the spotlight since his teen movie heyday. He’s famously tried his hand at professional race-car driving, and more recently joined the band Kingsfoil. But he hasn’t totally retired from acting. Just this year he put in guest spots on Last Man Standing and Don’t Trust The B—– In Apartment 23. We don’t have any further updates on him at the moment, but we’ll let you know.
Want to find out how the rest of his television family is doing? Head on down to the gallery below and find out!
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It was quite strange for fans of Breaking Bad to see Giancarlo Esposito beaming and embracing Aaron Paul at the Emmys on Sunday night, not to mention speaking warmly about his daughters and opera-singing mother on Leno last night. We’re a little more comfortable seeing him go from chicken/meth magnate Gus Fring to insurance-adjuster-turned-militia-baddy Capt. Tom Neville on Revolution. And it turns out, Esposito seems to like it that way. There are certain perks to having the general public scared of you.
“I was on an airplane recently and I got up to go to the bathroom, and a woman spotted me and she started to get tight as I got toward her,” Esposito told Leno. “And then she hit the wall, literally hit the wall and said, ‘No, you go before me, Gus.’ And I said, ‘No,no,no,no, you’ve been waiting in line.’ And she said, ‘No, Gus, it’s really ok.’ They call me by my character name, they call me sir. And she would not move until I went into the bathroom. And when I came out, she was gone.”
We wonder if he’ll still have that same effect now that Leno also showed the public his appearance as Big Bird’s camp counselor on Sesame Street?
You can always count on VH1 to ask celebrities the most important questions on the red carpet. We headed to the Emmys with one mission and one mission only: to get as many stars as possible to sing their favorite TV theme songs. After all there are SO many good ones! Just try to pick your favorite. Cheers, Friends, The Jeffersons, Punky Brewster, Facts of Life, Welcome Back Kotter, New Girl, the amazing instrumental jams of The Cosby Show and Beverly Hills, 90210 — can you choose just one? The stars we talked to at the Emmys gave it their best shot and some even sang their picks because really, that’s the only way to do it. Wanna see what it looks like when Hank (Dean Norris) from Breaking Bad sings The Brady Bunch theme song? How about The Amazing Race’s Phil Keoghan singing Gilligan’s Island? Yeah, we thought so. Click on, friends.
Jesse Pinkman won another Emmy, yo! Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul might have already won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in Drama Series in 2010 for his meth-dealing sidekick steez, but you wouldn’t have guessed it from all the tears streaming from his beautiful eyes tonight. Seriously, were we the only ones who welled up when he did? No, right? “Oh my God, I truly didn’t even attempt to prepare a speech,” Paul gasped at tonight’s Emmys. “I can’t believe I’m standing on this stage.” If that’s true, then he’s the only one. If that doesn’t make you misty, how about these gems?
- To his (no doubt wonderful) parents: “Thank you so much for kicking me out of the house and making me chase my dreams.”
- To everyone in Hollywood: “We’re in a room full of people just chasing their dreams.”
- To BB creator Vince Gilligan: “Vince Gilligan and the rest of the writers: thank you so much for not killing me off.”
- To fiance Lauren Parsekian: “Thank you so much for looking at me the way that you do. You truly saved me.” Aaaaaand there goes the waterworks!
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I consider myself a veteran Honey Boo Boo Child fan, frantically cutting together this montage the morning after her amazing, hysterical, breakout Toddlers & Tiaras episode. Since then, the Go-Go-Juiced sassafrass [legal, rarely-heard name: Alana Holler], along with her coupon-cutting mamma June and daddy Sugar Bear, have scored their own reality series that infamously garnered more viewers than the RNC and has spawned catchphrases like “You Betta Redneckognize!” In light of the show’s success, Honey Boo Boo’s veering more and more into the mainstream with a recent, hilarious interview on Anderson Live and a sketch featured on SNL‘s Weekend Update, starring Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, this family isn’t going anywhere. The only natural step is a featured role for Boo Boo on one of television’s hottest Emmy-nominated shows. Right? No? Whatever, let us dream.
Show: Downton Abbey
Character Summary: Lady Mary enters the Big Sister program and is assigned to Alana, or as she will be known on the show, “Lady Boo Boo.”
Character Summary: Alana and her belly become a key element in Carrie Mathison’s case against Brody.
Donned in his fashion show best – a navy bit-too-long wool suit – everyone’s favorite “bad” boy Aaron Paul hit London Fashion Week yesterday, sitting front row for Burberry’s Spring/Summer 2013 womenswear show. While seated next to picture of goth perfection Dita Von Teese, One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles and the adorable Dev Patel, Paul’s emotions seemed to range from befuddled to angry to gleeful. We can’t get enough. Aaron, feel free to attend and react to every event from here on out. Take a look at eight of his most amazing facial expressions below, plus two bonus shots of his dapper look and two new besties.
Jesse Pinkman, come on down! Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul stopped by Jay Leno’s Tonight Show last night to gear up for the 5th season premiere of TV’s most anxiety-producing show. But in between talk of BB, Jay confronted the Emmy winner with a not-so-glamorous piece of his Hollywood past: an appearance on The Price Is Right! We were going to make a “The price is wrong, B–TCH!” joke right here, but Adam Sandler beat us to it.
Soon after arriving in LA in 1998, the then-19 year old actor showed up on the classic game show, looking incredibly -possibly unnaturally- pumped to be there! Did he do a few lines of Heisenberg’s potent Blue Sky beforehand? “You’re the man Bob! You’re my idol!” he shrieked at host Bob Barker. Thank god he got to be there during it’s pre-Drew Carey glory days.
This isn’t the first time Paul has opened up about his taste of greatness on TPIS. According to a 2010 interview in the Huffington Post, he did pretty well for himself. For a while, at least. “I made it to Showcase Showdown. I was going against a woman who was in the Marines, and I bid $132 over,” Nooooo! “So I lost, and she went over as well, so neither of us won anything.” Sadly he missed out on snagging an Apple computer, Camero and $1000 cash, but the story does have a happy ending. His friend also appeared on the show…and won! The grand prize included a trip to New Orleans, and he took Aaron along for the ride. And we’re sure the vacation was THE BOMB! Check out the full vid down below the jump.
The last season of Breaking Bad is officially underway, and fans are already hypothesizing about how the show will end. Much of the series’ tension comes from Walter White’s DEA-employed brother-in-law Hank being hot on his meth-making trail. We asked Dean Norris, who plays the mineral-loving, nickname-giving fed, if he thinks his character will be the one to crack the Heisenberg case. Says Dean, “I think Hank’s gonna find out. That’s the last major story structure – the Walt-Hank confrontation. And they’re not going to shy away from that.”
When we asked if he thinks Hank will chose his loyalty to family over the law, Dean said: “I don’t know, that’s up to [show creator] Vince Gilligan. I have a feeling he’s going to struggle with it and then take him down.”
And that’s when we let out a fangirl-y scream, because if there’s one thing we’re looking forward to, it’s Hank and Walt going at it in the ultimate, Breaking Bad showdown! Oh, this show. THIS SHOW!
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It’s more or less impossible to pick a favorite character on Breaking Bad. Gus was arguably one of TV ‘s all time greatest villains, Hank’s obsession with minerals and his unwavering determination to nail Heisenberg is always TV gold, and then there’s just Marie being Marie. But there’s something special about Jesse Pinkman – his constant use of “yo” and “bitch,” his tiny red car, his desperate, misguided attempts to love and be loved. If Walt is the brains, then Jesse is the heart of the operation — and the show.
So it was no surprise that the Comic-Con crowd welcomed the actor with a standing ovation on Friday, nor was it a surprise that the fans crammed into Ballroom 20 booed when show creator Vince Gilligan teased the possibility of Jesse Pinkman dying this season. When we caught up with Aaron at the show’s premiere on Saturday, he had this to say about whether or not Jesse will get a happy ending. “I hope so,” said the actor. “Hopefully he survives. If not, I hope he at least goes out guns blazing, in a blaze of glory.”
As for Gilligan’s hinting that Jesse’s life may be cut short? Says Aaron, “It’s so depressing. I hope something good happens for him, because I care for him deeply.”
So do we, yo. So do we.
As our Comic-Con coverage wraps up and our intrepid reporters/fangirls Kate Spencer and Sabrina Rojas Weiss take a much-deserved nap, we’d like to take a minute to recap our very favorite interviews and press conferences via easily-consumable and definitely-hypotizing GIFs. From Aaron Paul‘s teeth, to Kristen Stewart digging a hole for herself, to our one and only Khaleesi, the star-filled convention was chock full of hilarious and heartthrobbing moments.
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