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Allison Janney Opens Up About Losing Her Brother To Addiction

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Allison Janney won an Emmy for her hilarious work on "Mom," a sitcom that finds the humor in recovering from addiction, but it was a dark personal tra...

Allison Janney Wants Her Real-Life Arguments To Be Like 'The West Wing'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment

You're not the only one who wishes you could spout off Aaron Sorkin-level dialogue on a daily basis. Just ask Allison Janney. The actress joined Hu...

Elvis, Nixon and Snowden Entice Buyers at 35th American Film Market

Michael Rose | Posted 11.14.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

Elvis's presence was in the building at the Loews hotel in Santa Monica for the annual eight day American Film Market (AFM) hoping to convince the 1,670 buyers from over 70 countries to buy the rights to the upcoming film "Elvis and Nixon" starring Michael Shannon as Elvis and Kevin Spacey as Nixon.

Recovery With a Laugh Track

The Fix | Posted 11.11.2014 | TV
The Fix

The idea that recovery and darkness must go hand in hand is just not true, which is why CBS's year-old sitcom Mom is such a refreshing change to the small-screen landscape.

Allison Janney Improvised The Best Line In '10 Things I Hate About You'

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 10.27.2014 | Entertainment

In a recent interview with Buzzfeed, Allison Janney admitted to improvising her best-remembered line in '90s teen hit, "10 Things I Hate About You." Y...

Why Allison Janney Says She Will Only Make Out With Straight Women Or Gay Men

Posted 09.03.2014 | Gay Voices

Allison Janney will make out with you -- but only if you're a gay man or a straight woman! The "West Wing" star stopped by Conan this week to discu...

There Was A 'Friends' Reunion At The Emmy Pre-Parties

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.25.2014 | Entertainment

The Emmys are tonight, which means you can see your favorite television stars fight their hangovers after partying all weekend long. Los Angeles was c...

Matthew Jacobs

This Is The Movie You Should Talk To Allison Janney About

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.26.2014 | Entertainment

1999 was Allison Janney's star-making year. It started with her role as a guidance counselor turned erotic-lit writer in "10 Things I Hate About You" ...

Why I Like the Critics' Choice Television Awards Better Than the Oscars

Tony Potts | Posted 08.20.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Potts

I love the CCTA's the same way I love the Golden Globes. They're both loose, fun and are unpretentious. Well, as unpretentious as a Hollywood love fest can be.

'Mom' Finale Gets Somber

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 04.12.2014 | TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pregnant teenager, the daughter of an unmarried mother and granddaughter of another, is repeating family history. Does she deci...

Jeremy Jordan Can't 'Let It Go' and Zosia Mamet Joins the Newsies at Miscast

Suzy Evans | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Suzy Evans

At the annual Miscast Gala in 2013, which is presented by MCC Theater, Jordan sang the Smash hit "Let Me Be Your Star," when Jonathan Groff came onstage and stole his thunder.

How Rob Minkoff Turned 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Into the Original 'Modern Family'

Jim Hill | Posted 05.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It's ironic that Mr. Peabody & Sherman has a sequence involving the Trojan horse. Because according to the director of this production, this animated feature is actually something of a Trojan horse in and of itself.

Allison Janney on TV, Film, Life and Love

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Bryan Cain-Jackson

"I want to find a man who will be in love with me and take care of me, and I will love him and take care of him. I want to find love so badly. They say if you don't look, then it will come, but I desperately want to find a relationship that works for me."

The Best Of Both Worlds

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 11.24.2013 | TV

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Allison Janney extends the maxim that the best actors can entertain simply by reading a phone book. She manages with commerci...

Allison Janney And Octavia Spencer Square Off In Hilarious 'Mom' Scene

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 11.19.2013 | TV

Allison Janney has been killing it this fall between her heartbreaking dramatic work on "Masters of Sex" and her rib-splitting scene-stealing on "Mom....

Getting It Right

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 11.22.2013 | TV

LOS ANGELES — With the show's sleek, angular set as a backdrop, Emmy Awards presenters and performers took a few minutes to perfect their lines ...

OMG, Allison Janney, Just Marry All Of Us, Please!

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 09.18.2013 | Comedy

Ok, ok... deep breaths, everyone. There's a lot of bad out there in the world. But when it all gets to be too much, just hit play on the video above a...

Actor Sam Rockwell Takes A Single Shot

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In A Single Shot, opening in limited release Friday and available on VOD, actor Sam Rockwell looks as though he's right at home as a veteran outdoorsman who keeps meat on the table with his rifle. Nothing, Rockwell says, could be further from the truth.

Movie Review: Touchy Feely

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Lynn Shelton obviously isn't a filmmaker whose work suits everyone's taste. With her lightly scripted, improvisational approach to movies, there's a certain shaggy quality to her work -- or at least to the films of hers I've seen (and liked): Humpday and Your Sister's Sister.

Popcorn Preview: The Way Way Back

Leslie Sisman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Way Way Back (2013) Cast includes: Steve Carell (The 40 Year Old Virgin), Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense), Allison Janney (The West Wing), A...

Laura Prudom

Anna Faris' 'Mom' Adds Justin Long And Octavia Spencer

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Prudom | Posted 07.29.2013 | TV

CBS' "Mom," starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney, will see Justin Long and Octavia Spencer recurring in early episodes, creator Chuck Lorre announce...

'I Would Follow Them Into The Ocean'

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 07.03.2013 | Entertainment

PARK CITY, Utah -- Way, way back before they were Oscar winners, back when they were honing their skills as members of The Groundlings comedy troupe, ...

They Thought Nobody Was Going To Watch 'The West Wing'

Posted 06.27.2013 | TV

Allison Janney wasn't sure "The West Wing" would be the hit it was. "[W]e knew it was brilliant writing, but we thought it's too smart," Janney sa...

Chris Harnick

Meet 'Mom'

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Harnick | Posted 08.16.2013 | TV

"Mom" on CBS is bringing Anna Faris and Allison Janney together. The new sitcom from Chuck Lorre stars Faris as Christy, a newly sober single mom....

CBS Picks Up Six Shows For Next Season

Posted 05.13.2013 | TV

CBS has picked up Chuck Lorre's new comedy "Mom" for a full season, the network announced today. Deadline first reported the news that CBS would or...