Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Networks Rain on Stars' SAG Awards Plans

What, you thought the SAG Awards were going on uncontested? I laugh in your general direction. Though the WGA has veritably rolled out the red carpet for SAG's Jan. 27 kudoscast, the stars' employers aren't making it entirely easy for them to have a good time. "The studios and the networks aren't supporting the SAGs," one celebrity publicist tells the New York Daily News. "Usually, they would pay for their nominated talent to go, but a lot of them aren't doing that this year." ABC, for one, isn't footing the bill for hair, makeup and transportation for nominees such as Sally Field and Christina Applegate. And while the Peacock is opening its purse, it won't have network publicists on the red carpet navigating talent through the interview queue. Meaning, if you're an NBC star and you don't retain a personal flack, brace yourself for Ausiello the wolves.In TVGuide.com's Strike Watch news blog:• Warner Bros. Axes Facilities Workers• Writers "Likely" to Picket Oscars• St... read more

SAG Awards: Did Your TV Faves Make the Cut?

Christina Applegate by Bob D'Amico/ABC, Jon Hamm courtesy AMC

Nominations for the 14th-annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, to (hopefully!) be held Jan. 27, are out, and the big story is on the cinematic side, where Into the Wild topped the pack with four nods, Golden Globes fave Atonement got shut out, and Cate Blanchett is entered in two races. TV-wise, 30 Rock, Ugly Betty and The Sopranos netted three nods each. The details:Male Actor in a Drama SeriesJames Gandolfini, The SopranosMichael C. Hall, DexterJon Hamm, Mad MenHugh Laurie, HouseJames Spader, Boston LegalFemale Actor in a Drama SeriesGlenn Close, DamagesEdie Falco, The SopranosSally Field, Brothers & SistersHolly Hunter, Saving GraceKyra Sedgwick, The CloserMale Actor in a Comedy SeriesAlec Baldwin, 30 RockSteve Carell, The OfficeRicky Gervais, ExtrasJeremy Piven, EntourageTony Shalhoub, MonkFemale Actor in a Comedy SeriesChristina Applegate, Samantha Who?America Ferrera, Ugly BettyTina Fey, 30 RockMary-Louise Parker, Weeds Vanessa Williams, Ugly BettyMale Actor in a TV-movie or ... read more

<I>Lost in Space</i>, Kate Walsh and More Short Cuts

Hammacher Schlemmer is now offering a full-size replica of Lost in Space's B-9 robot, which speaks 511 prerecorded (by the series' Richard Tufeld) phrases and has animated clawed arms. The price tag: $24,500. (Britney just bought three.).... Kate Walsh and Terrence Howard will announce this year's SAG Award nominees Dec. 20 on TNT.... The Today Show site at 4 pm/ET today will Web-premiere the new Spice Girls video.... DotComedy is not pretty. NBC Universal is pulling the plug on its website barely a year after the service launched. read more

Short Cuts: <I>Passions</i>, Tia and Tamera and More!

As first teased a month ago by TVGuide.com's Soaps News, NBC is close to inking a deal that will keep the supernatural sudser Passions alive on DirecTV. Two caveats, per Variety: The show will air only four days a week, and further slash its acting tutor production budget.... Disney Channel this month starts production on Twitches Too, starring real-life sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry. The sequel finds the twin princesses threatened by an "evil darkness" and learning that their father may be alive.... Court TV begins live coverage of the Phil Spector trial today at noon/ET.... Starting next year, the Screen Actors Guild Awards will honor outstanding performances by stunt performers and coordinators.Matt (that's me) is back from vacay, rested and relaxed. If I got any more sun, Don Imus would start calling me names. read more

Save the Dates: Mystery Man in <I>Queens</i> and More

• This Saturday at 9 pm/ET: Food Network premieres Gotta Get It, six specials looking at the latest must-have kitchen gadgets.• Monday at 8:30 pm: A "very special surprise guest star" plays an old high-school pal of Doug's on CBS' King of Queens.• May 25: AMC jumped through a plate-glass window, fell 17 stories and then broke a beer bottle over someone's head to grab the broadcasting rights to the 2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards, to he hosted by The Rock and include 300's Gerard Butler among the honorees.• January 27, 2008: TNT and TBS simulcast the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. read more

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Premiered: January 27, 2008
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Premise: Outstanding film and TV performances are honored at the 14th annual gala from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. Burt Reynolds and Denis Leary present the Life Achievement Award to Charles Durning. Slated presenters include Ruby Dee; Zac Efron; Emile Hirsch; Kate Hudson; Matthew McConaughey; Denzel Washington; Vanessa Williams; and Chandra Wilson.

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