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News Nuggets: Angela Lansbury made a dame by Queen Elizabeth II

By Chris Beachum
By Chris Beachum
Apr 16 2014 18:52 pm

Angela Lansbury Dame Queen Elizabeth Emmy Awards Entertainment News entertainment news nuggetsAngela Lansbury, the Queen of the Tony Awards, is now officially a dame courtesy of the Queen of England. In a ceremony Tuesday at Windsor Castle, she received the title of Dame Commander. Lansbury has won five Tonys in her long career on Broadway. In November, she received an honorary Academy Award after three previous Oscar nominations. Her work on television has brought her 18 nods (mostly for her regular work "Murder, She Wrote") but no wins yet. At age 88, she is currently appearing on the London stage in "Blithe Spirit." Broadway World.



Daytime Emmys: A real cliffhanger ... and real soap opera?

By Tom O'Neil
By Tom O'Neil
Apr 16 2014 15:40 pm

Daytime Emmys

Renowned daytime TV journalists Nelson Branco (Soaps Uncensored) and Michael Fairman (MichaelFairmanSoaps) chat, kvetch, bitch and giggle with Gold Derby editor Tom O'Neil about the state of the 2014 Daytime Emmys. Will the show go on? Will the nominations -- to be unveiled on May 1 -- be fair?



Watch: Does Michael Kelly still have a job on 'House of Cards'?

By Chris Beachum
By Chris Beachum
Apr 16 2014 12:16 pm

Even Michael Kelly doesn't know if he still has a job on "House of Cards" for next season.

In a video chat with Gold Derby, he admitted, "I was kind of hoping you would have some insight for me. I don't know anything yet. Beau (Willimon) and that whole staff keep everything really tight to the chest."



Gold Derby Emmy MVP: Voters that love 'True Detective' need to watch 'Hannibal'

By Daniel Montgomery
By Daniel Montgomery
Apr 16 2014 05:35 am

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If I recommend a grim drama about the cat-and-mouse hunt for a serial killer featuring a pair of remarkable male leads, you'd probably think I'm talking about "True Detective," which means you're probably not watching "Hannibal" and I think you should be. This means you, TV academy.



'American Idol' odds: Winner will be Caleb Johnson, Jena Irene or Alex Preston

By Marcus James Dixon
By Marcus James Dixon
Apr 16 2014 05:30 am

American Idol, Caleb Johnson, Jena Irene, Alex Preston, Sam Woolf, Dexter Roberts, Jessica Meuse, CJ Harris, Entertainment, News
(Pictured left to right: Caleb Johnson, Jena Irene, Alex Preston, Sam Woolf, Dexter Roberts, Jessica Meuse, C.J. Harris)

With only seven contestants left, the race for who'll be the next "American Idol" is really starting to heat up. And, according to Gold Derby's racetrack odds,  three singers are frontrunners to win Season 13, two are in with a chance and another two definitely won't be claiming the title.

Let's analyze the current odds of each of the remaining Top 7 contestants, from first to worst:



'Dancing with the Stars' poll: Was James Maslow really perfect on 'Disney Night'?

By Daniel Montgomery
By Daniel Montgomery
Apr 16 2014 05:25 am

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Meryl Davis has been a favorite of judges throughout season 18 of "Dancing With the Stars," but during Monday's "Disney Night" her rival James Maslow threw down the gauntlet, achieving a feat even Davis hasn't accomplished: a perfect score.



Usher eliminates two more artists on Tuesday's 'The Voice'

By Chris Beachum
By Chris Beachum
Apr 15 2014 20:00 pm

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Usher made his final three selections on Tuesday's "The Voice." With those choices, we now know the 12 finalists for the live shows starting next week on NBC.

Following the playoff nights from his opposing coaches -- Adam Levine, Shakira, and Blake Shelton -- Usher's team did not have a great hour. Not one of his finalists was as good as any of the other performers from previous shows.



News Nuggets: Tatiana Maslany says the new 'Orphan Black' season will be even riskier

By Chris Beachum
By Chris Beachum
Apr 15 2014 18:58 pm

Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany Ellen DeGeneres Glee Entertainment News entertainment news nuggetsAfter rapturous reviews for the first season of "Orphan Black" in 2013, star Tatiana Maslany discusses the risks of a daunting second season, which debuts this Saturday on BBC America. She said they filmed the first episodes from last year wondering if anybody would even watch. Now with such huge expectations from rabid followers, she added, "We take the risks with the knowledge that people have an investment in these characters, and they'll feel upset or they'll feel excited and their reaction is so visceral and so present." Her interview with Dalton Ross also includes her thoughts on the many clones she portrays, understanding the complex scripts, and what will be better about the second season. Entertainment Weekly.



Join our live Emmy chat with Michael Kelly ('House of Cards') this Wednesday

By Chris Beachum
By Chris Beachum
Apr 15 2014 13:57 pm

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Does Michael Kelly still have a job on "House of Cards" after last seen left for dead in the season two finale? That's what we'll ask him when he joins our live chat Wednesday, April 16, at 9:00 a.m. PT/ 12:00 p.m. ET on Gold Derby's home page.




Inside Track: Oscar Predictions

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Earliest Oscars Predictions Ever

Our Oscarologists are busy updating their predictions as they see more and more contenders. Make your early picks now -- click here -- and change them later as the derby heats up.

Odds   View %  
1 BoyhoodBoyhood
2 BirdmanBirdman
3 UnbrokenUnbroken
4 The Imitation GameThe Imitation Game
5 FoxcatcherFoxcatcher
6 Gone GirlGone Girl
7 The Theory of EverythingThe Theory of Everything
8 InterstellarInterstellar
9 The Grand Budapest HotelThe Grand Budapest Hotel
10 SelmaSelma
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Can TIFF champ 'The Imitation Game' overtake early frontrunner 'Boyhood'?
Past nominee Bennett Miller ('Foxcatcher') vs. rookies Linklater, Jolie. 
Two first-timers:  Michael Keaton ('Birdman') vs. Steve Carell ('Foxcatcher').

Oscar champ Reese Witherspoon ('Wild') vs also-rans Julianne Moore & Amy Adams.
Vet J.K. Simmons ('Whiplash') extends lead over Mark Ruffalo, ('Foxcatcher').
BEST S. ACTRESS: Patricia Arquette ('Boyhood') far in front for her 12-year commitment to film. 
See how each of these groups ranks the nominees for Best Picture according to likelihood of winning. Click through the links on top of that page to see more categories:
Here's the breakdown of their collective views:
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