Because the performances of Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts are so intense in John Wells’ “August: Osage County,” it was a no-brainer that both received Oscar nods this year. But getting there wasn’t easy. Streep and several of her castmates talked to us about the grit and humor of “August: Osage County.” More
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Now that TV fans (or at least 10.3 million of them) are emerging from a “Breaking Bad” coma, which shows among the new TV hopefuls are actually worth watching? The major networks followed a throw-it-against-the-wall-and-see-if-it-sticks blueprint this year, as the beginning of the 2013-14 season has seen the big four (ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC) collectively crank out more comedies than any other season over the past decade. Oddly enough, it’s kind of working. Some may think it’s too early to judge some of these shows – after all, some of them have only been on for a month and change. We should give them some time to find a groove, develop characters, and at least let the writers’ room air out a little bit, right? Well, sometimes you can just tell.