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Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Brewery is accused of infringing on Breaking Bad's trademark with its "Breaking Bud" beer
Sony TV has filed suit against Knee Deep Brewing, claiming the company is using Breaking Bad's name, identity and logo to sell its beer. "Simply put, rather than investing the time, effort and resources necessary to establish their own reputation and identity, Defendants have instead opted to hijack the famous brand identity" of Breaking Bad, Sony says in its lawsuit.
Posted Tuesday 4/17/18 at 1:41PM EDT
Did Sean Hannity get his idea for "attorney-client privilege" from Breaking Bad?
In explaining his attorney-client relationship with Michael Cohen, Hannity said on his radio show Monday, “I might have handed him 10 bucks (and said,) ‘I definitely want your attorney-client privilege on this.' Something like that.” Breaking Bad fans were immediately drawing a comparison between Hannity and Bob Odenkirk's Saul Goodman, who told Walter White and Jesse Pinkman to “put a dollar in my pocket” to become their attorneys in a Season 2 episode. But as Kyle Swenson points out, citing a New Mexico Law Review article, that Breaking Bad scene and Hannity's comment are incorrect because there's no reason to exchange money to establish attorney-client privilege. “There is simply no reason to exchange a dollar,” according to the law review article by Armen Adzhemyan and Susan M. Marcella. “To invoke the privilege, Saul only needs to confirm that Walt and Jesse seek his legal advice as potential clients.”
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
Ranking the best TV pilots of the 21st Century
From Scandal to Gilmore Girls to Breaking Bad.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
Presenting the best season of each of 70 beloved TV shows
From Breaking Bad Season 4 to The Walking Dead Season 5. ALSO: Here are the best TV episodes of 2018, so far.
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 10:17PM EDT
Vince Gilligan wanted to end Breaking Bad after five seasons because he thought The X-Files went on too long
"I was very anxious about the idea of folks suddenly moving on, and saying, 'Is that show still on the air? I used to watch it. It used to be good,'" Gilligan said recently while promoting Better Call Saul. "I'd wanted folks rather to say, 'Don't end it now!' That's what I wanted, and that's what we got, thank goodness. So it was me as much as anybody who said, 'I want to leave the stage at a high point, and not go past the high point.'"
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 11:19PM EST
Check out popular TV shows as 8-bit illustrations
Artist Gustavo Viselner has applied the pixelized video game style look to everything from Seinfeld to Breaking Bad to The Handmaid's Tale.
Posted Thursday 2/22/18 at 2:24PM EST
Breaking Bad alum Dean Norris was investigated for sexual assault last year, but the D.A. declined to file charges
New Orleans police investigated Norris after a 32-year-old Ohio woman says he forced a sexual encounter against her will. But prosecutors determined there wasn't enough evidence to warrant a prosecution. "Based on the information brought to the D.A.'s office by the NOPD, we would not have enough to go forward," said a D.A. spokesperson. "Should additional evidence be made available, we certainly would reevaluate the case."
Posted Thursday 2/15/18 at 9:04PM EST
The 2007 TV writers strike ended 10 years ago this week: Here's how it changed TV forever
The three-month strike that lasted from November 5, 2007 through February 12, 2008 resulted in David Letterman and Conan O'Brien growing strike beards and the cancelation of the Golden Globes. The strike also unintentionally benefitted shows like Breaking Bad, The Big Bang Theory, Friday Night Lights and 30 Rock.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
How to make Breaking Bad meth candy
YouTube show Binging with Babish offers a brief lesson on making the blue-colored, Walter White-inspired candy.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 3:08PM EST
Aaron Paul becomes a dad
The Breaking Bad alum and star of The Path welcomed his first child, a girl, with wife Lauren Paul.
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 11:32PM EST
Vince Gilligan reunites with his Breaking Bad writers, admits he’s been watching the marathons on AMC
“I get asked a lot what would I change about it,” Gilligan says of the series finale. “It sounds like a joke answer, but I wish Jesse’s teeth weren’t so perfect. I’m not kidding. The kid smokes meth and gets the living sh*t beat out of him.” ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel gives Aaron Paul a baby meth suit for his upcoming baby girl.
Posted Sunday 1/21/18 at 3:26AM EST
Breaking Bad stars celebrate the show's 10th anniversary on Twitter
“10 years ago today Mr. White and Jesse Pinkman decided to start cooking crystal meth,” tweeted Aaron Paul. “Thank you Vince (Gilligan) for coming up with this crazy concept.” Bryan Cranston responded hours later to his former co-star: “Yo Bitch! I stole your line, Aaron. But you can ‘Say my name!’ Just thinking about the 6 magical years on BB with our great cast and crew. I miss you all, even those Heisenberg had to kill. Vince, you're a genius and a wonderful human being. Thank you for the ride of our lives!” Meanwhile, Dean Norris thanked TV wife Betsy Brandt and tweeted he was celebrating the anniversary with a “Shraderbrau and a new mineral. Brandt responded: “I was just about to text you “meet me in the kitchen with a box of wine…I love the story that we told, and I love you.” ALSO: Breaking Bad fans in Albuquerque celebrated the 10th anniversary by flocking to “Los Pollos Hermanos.”
Posted Friday 1/19/18 at 10:48PM EST
Breaking Bad still has a hold on Albuquerque 10 years after its premiere
Saturday marks the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking AMC drama, which ran five seasons through 2013. “Albuquerque is a diverse metropolis of more than 550,000 people spread over 190 square miles—yet a full 10 years after the show’s premiere, Breaking Bad still has a hold on the city,” reports Erin Vanderhoff. "In Old Town, you can still buy the rock candy 'meth' made by the woman who supplied the crew for the first two seasons; curio stores still sell T-shirts with Walter White’s face on them alongside their ristras and kachina. ‘Bathing Bad’ bath salts can still be found for sale, and for $75, you can take a tour of Breaking Bad filming locations in an R.V. designed to look like Walt and Jesse’s first lab. On Albuquerque’s Craigslist, you can occasionally find copies of the local newspaper published the day after the finale—which includes a fan-placed obituary for Heisenberg himself.
It’s an impressive feat of staying power—especially in a Peak TV era that tends to send viewers lurching wildly from buzzy show to buzzy show.”
Posted Friday 1/19/18 at 4:41PM EST
Breaking Bad gets an official YouTube channel for its 10th anniversary
The Sony Pictures Television Breaking Bad YouTube channel will feature footage of the acclaimed series, as well as user-generated content and specially created “theme pieces.” Breaking Bad celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday.
Posted Tuesday 1/16/18 at 6:10PM EST
Vince Gilligan recalls the “F*CK YEAH!” in Breaking Bad oral history in honor of its 10th anniversary
The groundbreaking AMC series premiered on Jan. 20, 2008 amid the writers’ strike and up against the overtime portion of the NFC championship game between the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers. Few watched Season 1’s first seven episodes, yet they were good enough to garner four Emmy nominations, including a surprise victory for Bryan Cranston for best actor in a drama series. “I’ll never forget that moment they read out Bryan’s name,” says Gilligan in Esquire’s oral history. “I launched out of my seat like some drunken sports fan, and screamed “F*CK YEAH!" so loud I actually hurt my vocal chords, and I was slamming my hands together. It wasn’t even clapping, just beating them together. I’d never clapped so hard in my life, it was almost scary. Bryan is the whole package; he’s such a fine actor that even if he were the world’s biggest a**hole, he’d be worth working with. But he’s also the greatest guy, and so beloved by his peers. So in hindsight, I think, of course he won! But at the time, it was a shock.” ALSO: Watch a Better Call Saul gag reel.