The contenders for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, and we can’t help but pore over the picks from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. So who unexpectedly got tapped, and who majorly got snubbed?
Even though we’ve finished binge-watching season two of Orange Is The New Black, our obsession has yet to wane. Last week we trawled through Instagram to follow all our favorite OITNB stars, and this week we’re discovering things about them we previously never even imagined possible. The cast, being so diverse, definitely has a few secrets between them, and we’ve got the juiciest ones for you.
If you’re anything like us, you burned through season two of Orange Is The New Black at a pace you’re probably ashamed to admit. Although we’re firm believers that there’s 24 hours of prime OITNB viewing time in a day, and only 13 of those needed to watch the new season, we’re a little disappointed in our inability to stretch the show out over a longer period of time. What are we supposed to do now? In our overzealous excitement, we’ve left ourselves sadly OITNB-less for a full year, and all it took was one weekend.
One of the biggest shows (not) on TV right now has to be Orange Is the New Black. When the show returned with season 2 on June 6 all anyone could do was discuss the show and try not to spoil the Netflix series for each other. Thanks to the marathon appeal of the show, it’s easy to watch the entire series in one long weekend. But if there’s one complaint about the series — though not a serious one — is its large cast, which includes Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon and Jason Biggs, that are sometimes hard to keep track of. While there are a number of newcomers on the show (Danielle Brooks, Yael Stone), the show boasts a huge roster of talent that has made its mark in Hollywood. From Star Trek: Voyager to Sister Act, these ladies in orange have appeared in just about everything that you loved and watched before, leaving you to ponder, “Where have I seen her before?”
Laura Prepon reveals a family tradition, Kerry Washington makes her first post-pregnancy appearance, and does Lea Michele have a new man?
OITNB‘s Laura Prepon gets a special gift, Channing Tatum talks about the struggles of his penis, and you’ll never guess the iconic childhood TV show that’s getting a reboot.
Why won’t Scarlett Johansson be up for a Golden Globe? Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore can officially part ways, and Emma Roberts opens up about American Horror Story: Coven.
Fact: The Netflix hit Orange Is the New Black is based on a memoir of the same name, by Piper Kerman, on whom Taylor Schilling’s character Piper Chapman is based. Fact: Piper Kerman is married to writer Larry Smith. Fiction: This is a spoiler for the show’s love triangle. Or maybe it is. On the red carpet of their PaleyFest: Made in New York panel last week, we asked show creator Jenji Kohan and stars Schilling, Jason Biggs and Natasha Lyonne whether they’re Team Alex or Team Larry — in the time honored tradition of reducing complex relationships to sports analogies.
Orange Is The New Black was released too late to be considered for the 2013 Emmy nominations, but the brand new Netflix series has quickly established itself to be one of the frontrunners for next year’s competition. The show, which is the latest series from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, revolves around the travails of Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schilling), a blonde WASPy type whose seemingly picture perfect life is turned upside-down when she’s sent to prison on drug smuggling charges. The series is drawing raves from critics and being streamed at record rates, thanks to its outstanding balance of comedy, drama and sexytimes, not to mention its ethnically diverse (and largely female) ensemble cast.
Nothing demonstrates the highs and lows of post-sitcom fame like these two stories from the weekend: Ashton Kutcher has signed on to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic (we totally called it, btw), and Lisa Robin Kelly was arrested for domestic violence. You’re forgiven if you don’t remember Kelly — she played Eric’s hot older sister Laurie, who once dated Kutcher’s Kelso, on That ’70s Show for four seasons. (She left the show amid rumors of drug problems, returned to the show for a few eps in season five and then was replaced by Christina Moore in season six.) Actually, the popular Fox sitcom, which is on every day and night in syndication, is one of those rare shows that was neither a curse nor a surefire launching pad for its stars. We thought we’d look back on how its stars faired after leaving the Formans’ basement behind for good, and scored them on a scale of 1 to 5 Day-Glo flowers.
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