News Nuggets: Nicole Kidman Oscar-worthy in ‘Stoker’?

PopMatters raves about Nicole Kidman‘s performance in “Stoker,” argues she’s worthy of an Oscar nomination.

Oscar producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan defend host Seth MacFarlane against critics who they claim “missed the joke.” Hollywood Reporter

Matt Webb Mitovich defends Kickstarter donors experiencing a backlash after helping raise $2 million to produce a “Veronica Mars” movie: “No, the ‘Veronica Mars’ Kickstarters will never see even a fraction of a back-end point if the movie happens to turn a profit. But they will smile knowing that they were a part of something rather historical. A gone-too-soon series was plucked from the ashes not by a struggling network anxious to plug a scheduling hole, but by the very people who loved and were left to mourn it. Stand on a soap box and question the dissemination of discretionary income all you want, but do not dare rob other people of their self-defined joy.” TV Line

Third season of “American Horror Story” will be subtitled “Coven” and will feature Kathy Bates. Associated Press

Girls” season finale ratings down from last year. TV Line

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Emmy nominee for “Guiding Light” and “All My Children,” Ricky Paull Goldin, joins “The Bold and the Beautiful.” TV Guide

Elisabeth Moss talks about her role in Jane Campion‘s Sundance Channel miniseries “Top of the Lake.” Los Angeles Times

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