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Bringing to life Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer-winning novel, was a giant undertaking. The HBO drama features gorgeous coastal cinematography and a large cast, including Richard Jenkins and Bill Murray. But Kitteridge hinges on Frances McDormand's performance as the titular heroine, a tough-to-love straight shooter, an anomaly in her buttoned-up Maine town. ''In a weird way, she's an Everyman,'' says director Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right). ''Whether or not we say the things we think, we still think 'em. It's refreshing to hear someone spill it.''
Tina has a romance with a ghost living in the basement. No news on whether he was still alive before he tried one of the burgers.
Jane Fonda guest-voices an assemblywoman attracted to Mr. Burns. Well, she did used to be married to Ted Turner.
No plot details were available, but I'm going to go out on a (severed) limb and guess that this episode involves zombies.
Another of the returned disappears into thin air. Problem solved!
Emma Watson is set to be named British Artist of the Year, while Robert Downey Jr. will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at this year's BAFTA-in-L.A. ceremony. Because obviously what that guy needs is a big ego boost
This week on the Hamptons-set drama, Charlotte's downward spiral takes her to a place where Emily worries she can't be saved. Best to wait a bit to break the Kourtney and Khloé news.
Nik Wallenda's idea of fun: a blindfolded, untethered tightrope walk between Windy City skyscrapers. Chicago's infamous weather was a draw for the daredevil. ''Whenever a storm rolls in, I get on the wire,'' he says. Why pull the insane stunt? ''To show people that no matter what you're going through, you'll make it to the other side.''