What is Lee Pace's good luck charm as he heads into Sunday's Emmy Awards as a nominee in the Lead Actor/Comedy race? "I brought my sister," the actor told TVGuide.com at Kate Somerville's pre-Emmys "White Tent Event." In fact, Pace saw to it that sib Sally was properly pampered with a facial from Somerville, whose star-studded clientele includes the likes of Kate Walsh and Felicity Huffman. However no such beautifying was on tap for Lee himself (yet). Asked if he might go in for a tweezing, he deferred, "My brows are what I got, so
."Pace then talked up Pushing Daisies' Season 2 opener (airing Oct. 1), in which the killer at large is offing people with
bees. "It's a fun case," he said. "It throws you back to that Daisies style fun, whimsical and totally romantic."The pie-maker might be a busier baker this season, seeing as several cool guest stars are stopping by. In addition to Fred Willard (as a murdered magician) and David Arquette (as a bud of Ned's, "a misfit ...
In TV time it has been six weeks since the familys comeuppance at the mother-of-the-year ceremony and things are still completely out of alignment in the Henrickson household Barb still humbled by the guilt and shame she has brought on the family has fled the scene resentful of Bills domineering approach to problem-solving Nicki both enticed and terrified by the possibility of taking over as first wife tries to appease and scheme her way into the post bullying Margene all along the way And the kids are just trying to live their lives the best way they can in the shadow of their familys secret No matter what you think about polygamy as a way of life or as a premise for a television drama you cant argue with the caliber of acting on display here in HBOs latest twist on the nuclear family Bill Paxton is incredibly effective as a man who is torn between his heart his faith and his obligations At times I am confoun
Question: Seeing the TV-movie Moms on Strike got me thinking (no small feat). Wasn't there an Afterschool Special back in the '80s that dealt with the same subject? If memory serves, Yeardley Smith played the daughter.
Answer: Memory does indeed serve, Rhonda. Matter of fact, that 1984 Afterschool Special was called... Mom's on Strike.
Based on Stephanie S. Tolan's book The Great Skinner Strike, it starred Mary Kay Place (folk singer Loretta on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman) as a put-upon housewife whose husband and kids refused to help out around the house. When pitching a fit didn't get any results, she pitched a tent in the front yard and began picketing for more respect. After Dad (Stephen Keep) made the mistake of dumping the chores on his two daughters (Ms. Smith, who would later become an animation l