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'Hollywood Game Night' is renewed for a third season

'Hollywood Game Night' is renewed for a third season

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 6 (UPI) --The popular alternative series "Hollywood Game Night" has been renewed for a 10-episode third season, NBC says.
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Marisa Tomei, Hugh Grant go to school in 'Rewrite' trailer

Marisa Tomei, Hugh Grant go to school in 'Rewrite' trailer

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Trailer released for "The Rewrite," a romantic comedy starring Marisa Tomei and Hugh Grant.
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'Modern Family' wins Emmy Award for Best Comedy

'Modern Family' wins Emmy Award for Best Comedy

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) --"Modern Family" won the Emmy Award for Best Comedy in Los Angeles Monday night.
Karen Butler
Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara to be presenters at next week's Emmys ceremony

Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara to be presenters at next week's Emmys ceremony

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara, Allison Janney and Lucy Liu are to be presenters at the 66th Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, producers announced.
Karen Butler
Chadwick Boseman channels James Brown in 'Get On Up'

Chadwick Boseman channels James Brown in 'Get On Up'

NEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) --Chadwick Boseman admits there was no easy part to playing funk music legend James Brown in the biopic "Get On Up."
Karen Butler
Melissa McCarthy inspired Kathy Bates to join the cast of 'Tammy'

Melissa McCarthy inspired Kathy Bates to join the cast of 'Tammy'

LOS ANGELES, July 2 (UPI) --Kathy Bates says Melissa McCarthy's "clever, wonderful and physical" comedic talent is "the main reason" she joined the cast of "Tammy."
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'Modern Family' star Ty Burrell plays dog scientist in 'Peabody'

'Modern Family' star Ty Burrell plays dog scientist in 'Peabody'

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- "Modern Family" star Ty Burrell says one of the most fun and exciting moments of his career was seeing his animated Hollywood film "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" after it was complete.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Ana Faris's 'Mom' character to reconnect with her father

Ana Faris's 'Mom' character to reconnect with her father

LOS ANGELES , Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Anna Faris's character on her new CBS sitcom, "Mom," reconnected with an important male figure during Monday's episode.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.
By United Press International
Allison Janney performs 'The Jackal' on 'Arsenio'

Allison Janney performs 'The Jackal' on 'Arsenio'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Allison Janney lip-synched to Ronny Jordan's song "The Jackal" on "The Arsenio Hall Show" this week.
Washington, Fey, Poehler to serve as Emmys presenters

Washington, Fey, Poehler to serve as Emmys presenters

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Kerry Washington, Diahann Carroll, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are to be presenters at the Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, CBS announced Thursday.
Stars turn out for 'Michael Jackson One' premiere

Stars turn out for 'Michael Jackson One' premiere

LAS VEGAS, July 1 (UPI) -- Justin Bieber, Neil Patrick Harris, Spike Lee and Berry Gordy turned out for the premiere of Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson One" show in Las Vegas.
Allison Janney lands recurring role in Showtime's 'Masters of Sex'

Allison Janney lands recurring role in Showtime's 'Masters of Sex'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Actress Allison Janney is to guest star in five episodes of the new drama series, "Masters of Sex," now shooting in Los Angeles, Showtime announced Thursday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.
By United Press International
'West Wing' stars reunite in 'The Oranges'

'West Wing' stars reunite in 'The Oranges'

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Allison Janney and Oliver Platt say having previously worked together on TV's "The West Wing" helped them play a long-married New Jersey couple in the new big-screen comedy, "The Oranges."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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Allison Janney poses with the trophy she garnered for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for "The West Wing," during the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Sunday, September 19, 2004 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Allison Brooks Janney (born November 19, 1959) is an American actress, best known for her role as C.J. Cregg on the television series The West Wing.

Janney was born in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Macy Brooks (née Putnam), a former actress and homemaker, and Jervis Spencer Janney, Jr., a real estate developer and jazz musician. She has an older brother, Jay, and a younger brother, Hal. She attended The Miami Valley School in Dayton, where she was named a distinguished alumna in 2004, and the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. She then attended Kenyon College. At Kenyon, Janney studied under another Kenyon alum, Paul Newman. She went on to study drama at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She attended The Neighborhood Playhouse the same years as actor Dylan McDermott.

Janney's first roles on television were as comedic foils on soap operas: she first played Vi Kaminski for a short time on As the World Turns, following up with a two-year stint as one of the Spaulding maids, Ginger on Guiding Light. In the spring of 1994, she appeared in the season finale of Law & Order, as a reluctant witness against a member of the Russian mob.

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