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Video: The Beastie Boys visit Steve Buscemi on AOL's Park Bench

Steve Buscemi, Mayor Bill de Blasio

Very few episodes of Steve Buscemi's AOL talk show Park Bench actually take place on a bench. Or in a park. But the actor-host still gets his guests to talk as candidly as if they were simply hanging outside with a friend. "I'm no Dick Cavett, but I did manage to squeak by," Buscemi says of hosting the show, which unveils its final seven episodes simultaneously on Thursday, July 10. Among the guests: Method Man, the Beastie Boys, Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams, artist Julian Schnabel, and Buscemi's Boardwalk Empire co-stars Michael Kenneth Williams and Bobby Cannavale.

"Method Man likes corny jokes, so he's my kind of guy," Buscemi says. "The Beastie Boys are very funny, and are also very good at sports. And Jessica Williams does a mean pigeon impersonation." For a sample, check out this exclusive outtake with the Beasties.

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Andrew "Dice" Clay, P.J. Byrne Join Martin Scorsese's HBO Rock 'n' Roll Pilot

Andrew Dice Clay

HBO and Martin Scorsese are putting together quite the supergroup for their rock 'n' roll drama pilot...

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Ray Romano Joins HBO's Rock 'N' Roll Pilot From Martin Scorsese

Ray Romano

Ray Romano has joined the cast of Martin Scorsese's rock 'n' roll drama pilot, Deadline.com reports.

Set in 1970s New York, the untitled project explores... read more

Review: The 65th Emmy Awards

Neil Patrick Harris

"This just in: No one in America is winning their Emmy office pool," quipped Neil Patrick Harris toward the end of Sunday's Emmy show, not long after The Colbert Report broke The Daily Show's 10-year winning streak as best variety series, The Voice took the reality-competition prize from The Amazing Race and The Newsroom's Jeff Daniels upset a crowded field of best-actor nominees, remarking, "Well, crap!" while chewing gum.

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Ask Matt: Dramedies, Arrested, Nurse Jackie, H50, Hannibal

Jeffrey Tambor and Jason Bateman

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: Why don't the broadcast networks produce comedy-dramas anymore? It was not more than 10 years ago when the networks were full of successful long-running dramedies like Ally McBeal, The West Wing and Gilmore Girls. But now all those dramedy show-runners have moved over to the cable networks: David E. Kelley has just produced Monday Mornings for TNT, Aaron Sorkin is with The Newsroom on HBO, and Amy Sherman-Palladino had (the great) Bunheads on ABC Family. And lots of successful ...
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Exclusive: Seating the SAG Awards

"The Actor" Statuette

About two weeks before the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, a team of producers lock themselves in a room with a giant floor plan of L.A.'s Shrine Expo Hall posted on the wall in order to figure out the seating assignments for this year's 221 nominees and their guests.

Since the awards show's inception almost two decades ago, "We've wanted to make sure the actors were seated together, because it's their union," says SAG Awards producer Kathy Connell, who stresses the importance of... read more

Boardwalk Empire Postmortem: So, What Kind of Gangster Is Nucky Now?

Steve Buscemi

[WARNING: The following story reveals major details about the Season 3 finale of Boardwalk Empire. Read at your own risk.]

"You can't be half a gangster."

Jimmy Darmody's haunting words to Nucky Thompson have loomed large this season on Boardwalk Empire. But on Sunday's finale, Nucky proved he's not doing anything halfway anymore.

Fall TV Report Card: How's the new class doing?

To bring an end to his ongoing war with hothead Gyp Rosetti (Bobby Cannavale), Nucky (Steve Buscemi) promised ... read more

Weekend TV: Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire Finales

Andrew Lincoln

Forget zombies and monsters. Humans are the real killing machines this weekend, as two of TV's bloodiest shows sign off Sunday night, in direct competition — followed immediately by repeats, so you can watch one and then the other, and then good luck trying to get to sleep.< read more

Boardwalk Empire: Nucky Strikes Back!

Steve Buscemi

"It's lonely at the top," they say, and Season 3 of HBO's just-renewed, Emmy-winning hit Boardwalk Empire has become a veritable tutorial on that hallowed adage. Never the most slap-happy of protagonists, Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), the bootlegging kingpin of the show's 1920s Atlantic City, has been... read more

Boardwalk Empire: Is Nucky Ready to Be a Real Gangster?

Steve Buscemi

"You can't be half a gangster," Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt) told his then-boss Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) in the very first episode of HBO's Prohibition Era drama Boardwalk Empire. Two seasons later, Jimmy is gone — dead at the hands of Nucky, who finally took his would-be protegé's advice.

"Up until episode 12 of Season 2, we never really saw Nucky pull the trigger. He's the guy who's telling other people to do that," creator Terence Winter tells TVGuide.com. "Now, Nucky's fully capable of both ordering people dead and killing them himself. He's much more serious. He used to be a gangster and a gang leader one step removed. Now, he's out from behind the desk and really getting his hands dirty." read more

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