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Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 10:55PM EDT
Judd Apatow: I rejected Bryan Cranston for the role of a Pineapple Express drug dealer
"Bryan Cranston auditioned," Apatow said in commemorating the 10th-anniversary of the Seth Rogen-James Franco film. "He may have even read at a table read and I said 'I don’t think he seems scary enough to seem like a real drug dealer.' If he did PE maybe the Breaking Bad people would have said, 'not him, he always plays drug dealers.'" ALSO: Ranking every Breaking Bad episode.
Posted Thursday 8/02/18 at 3:05AM EDT
Amazon cancels The Dangerous Book for Boys after one season
Bryan Cranston created the comedy-drama with Superbad director Greg Mottola that proved to costly while not attracting much of an audience.
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:44AM EDT
Vince Gilligan: Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul won't be appearing on Better Call Saul this season
“You will not see Walt or Jesse on Season 4 of Better Call Saul,” Gilligan said at Comic-Con, promising not to be a jerk and pull a fast one on viewers. Gilligan then added, as he's said many times before: “We would be seriously remiss if these characters don’t appear on Saul before it is all over."
Posted Tuesday 7/17/18 at 9:09PM EDT
Better Call Saul Season 4 will feature scenes set in the Breaking Bad world
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Vince Gilligan would only say the scenes involve Saul Goodman, but he wouldn't reveal if any other Breaking Bad characters will also appear. “We have a subplot that very squarely gets into Breaking Bad territory and brings us into the world — or at least points us on a path toward the world of Walter White and the territory of Walter White,” says Gilligan. “I can’t wait for folks to see that.” ALSO: Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul made a short film aboard the Breaking Bad RV for charity.
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 11:36PM EDT
MLB Network's Only in Hollywood documentary recounts L.A. Dodger Kirk Gibson's legendary 1988 World Series home run
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Bryan Cranston narrates the documentary airing Sunday night, featuring Rob Reiner, Bob Costas, Gibson, Tommy Lasorda, Vin Scully and Orel Hershiser.
Posted Friday 6/29/18 at 1:21PM EDT
Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan: "Maybe it’s time for heroes again" on TV
“I watched a lot of TV growing up, a lot of ’50s and ’60s re-runs," Gilligan, creator of the antihero Breaking Bad, said on a CNN panel last night promoting the upcoming The 2000s docuseries. "Back then, the order of the day was you had folks wearing white hats and you had folks wearing black hats. There were good guys and bad guys. But real people are various shades of grey. With Walter White, and loving The Sopranos and The Shield, maybe now we’ve got so many of them that maybe it’s time for heroes again.”
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 1:18PM EDT
Breaking Bad stars reunite
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly brought the cast of the groundbreaking AMC series back together months after the 10th anniversary of the series premiere and in advance of the fifth anniversary of the series finale. ALSO: Vince Gilligan will join his cast for a Breaking Bad reunion panel at Comic-Con.
# TOPICS: Breaking Bad, AMC, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt, Bob Odenkirk, Bryan Cranston, Dean Norris, Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks, RJ Mitte, Vince Gilligan, Entertainment Weekly, Retro TV, San Diego Comic-Con
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 11:05PM EST
Sneaky Pete Season 2 misses Bryan Cranston
The new archvillain is good, but he's no Bryan Cranston. ALSO: Season 2 might require more patience.
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
Source: Vanity Fair
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 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.
Posted Saturday 1/13/18 at 12:37AM EST
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams goes hand in hand with Black Mirror
Source: The Atlantic
Amazon's 10-part anthology series starring such big names as Bryan Cranston, Anna Paquin and Steve Buscemi has been referred to as the streaming service’s answer to Black Mirror. “Stylistically and philosophically, though, they’re a binary set,” says Spencer Kornhaber. “Electric Dreams is televisually muddy next to Black Mirror’s austere confidence, but it has an emotional generosity that the Netflix series lacks, serving up plenty of happy endings with twists that are more conventional. Of greater note are the contrasts in the shows’ thematic emphases. Electric Dreams usually insists that the tyranny of the collective is the urgent concern. Black Mirror is often a fantasy of individualism taken too far. The dystopian drama most apt for 2018 might be a synthesis of the two.” ALSO: Some episodes are real gems, while other feel overly familiar.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 9:52AM EST
Bryan Cranston proved to be a terrific guest-host for James Corden
"As I'm sure you've determined by now, you've realized I am not James Corden,” Cranston said in his Late Late Show monologue, filling in for Corden, whose wife gave birth on Tuesday night. "I am actually Harry Styles... it's been a rough 24 hours."
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 6:49PM EST
Bryan Cranston to fill in for James Corden tonight on The Late Late Show
Cranston will guest-host tonight’s show, interviewing Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black, as Corden spends time with his family following the birth of his third child, a daughter. Harry Styles was a last minute fill-in Tuesday after Corden's wife went into labor.
Posted Monday 11/20/17 at 11:08PM EST
In the weeks before his death, Charles Manson loomed large on TV
The notorious killer was mentioned on Netflix’s Mindhunter, which premiered last month. He's also directly acknowledged on Season 2 of Search Party, which kicked off last night. And it was just two weeks ago that Evan Peters portrayed Manson in the episode “Charles (Manson) in Charge,” which reenacted the night of the Manson murders. Manson was also the subject of last week’s season finale. ALSO: Bryan Cranston claims he saw Manson when he was age 11 or 12.