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Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Bryan Cranston is a 'pretty good' kisser

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bryan Cranston were big winners at the Emmys—and not just because they both took home awards.

The Veep and Breaking Bad stars were the talk of the night after smooching on live television as Louis-Dreyfus made her way to the stage after winning for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. “It was pretty good,” the actress said backstage of the kiss. “He went for it, man. I appreciate that. He goes for it in everything he does.”

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Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren to star in Jay Roach's 'Trumbo'

Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren are set to star in Jay Roach’s Trumbo, a film about Roman Holiday writer Dalton Trumbo, their reps confirmed to EW.

Cranston will play the titular character, who made a career as a screenwriter before he was blacklisted from Hollywood in 1947 after refusing to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. After using a pseudonym, Trumbo was eventually able to claim his works, including 1960s Spartacus and Exodus, using his real name.

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Bryan Cranston to star in HBO adaptation of Broadway's 'All the Way'

Bryan Cranston is returning to television: HBO acquired the rights to Broadway’s All the Way, the Tony-winning play in which the Breaking Bad star portrayed Lyndon B. Johnson, the network confirmed to EW.

Cranston will reprise his role as the 36th president of the United States, with playwright Robert Schenkkan on board to adapt the stage version for the small screen. Steven Spielberg will serve as executive producer on the HBO Films project.

All the Way was named best play at the Tonys last month, where Cranston took home a trophy for his performance as LBJ. The show closed June 29 after 131 performances at the Neil Simon Theatre, breaking Broadway box office records when it grossed over $1.4 million over eight performances—more than any play ever brought in during a single week.

'Better Call Saul' will take place before, during, and after 'Breaking Bad'

We may not have seen the last of Walter White.

Peter Gould, executive producer of AMC’s Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, told the New York Daily News that the spinoff will jump between decades and may even include scenes that take place during the Breaking Bad timeline. This means that there’s a chance Bryan Cranston will reprise his three-time Emmy-winning role as school teacher-turned-meth kingpin Walter White. READ FULL STORY

Spanish 'Breaking Bad' remake 'Metastasis' vs. the original: What's new? PHOTOS

The bad news is you’re suffering from Breaking Bad withdrawal. The good news? Fans of the hit AMC show — which wrapped up its five-season run in a gripping finale last fall — can look forward to an upcoming Spanish language remake that has plenty in common with Vince Gilligan’s Emmy-winning drama.

Or will it? Sure, true to the original, Walter Blanco — his last name means “white” — is a timid chemistry teacher who transforms into a meth-dealing mastermind after he’s diagnosed with lung cancer. But there are also a few notable differences too, which make Metástasis a blend of high-stakes telenovela drama and American cable TV storytelling. (Never fear: Gilligan consulted on the Colombian remake.) Here are a few of the most striking differences — with the promise of a lot more to come when the show premieres in July in the United States on Univision-owned network UniMás.

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How will 'Breaking Bad' cast celebrate Golden Globes win? 'Wife-swapping'

The Breaking Bad victory tour is far from over. The latest stop was Sunday’s Golden Globes, where the series’ final season picked up the prize for Best TV Drama. So how will the cast celebrate?

“I think we’re going to wife-swap,” Bryan Cranston told reporters backstage, as co-stars Aaron Paul and RJ Mitte about fell over in laughter. “That’s been discussed. Wife-swapping. You know, you put your card in the basket…”

In all seriousness, though, Cranston marveled at how the show’s consistently growing fanbase took the show out on the highest note possible. “The fans took us to this level that none of us could have anticipated, the zeitgeist of it all,” he said. “And even though Walter White is dead, he seems to be able to stay alive somehow on life-support systems.”

Bryan Cranston finally wins Best Actor in a TV Drama at Golden Globes

Bryan Cranston finally won his first Golden Globe after his fourth consecutive nomination for playing Walter White on AMC’s Breaking Bad, which also picked up its first Globe for Best Drama. Cranston, who was also once nominated for Malcolm in the Middle, said his win was a lovely way to say goodbye to the show that meant so much to him. And, he noted, now everyone in the world will be able to share in Breaking Bad‘s “mirth and merriment.”

Cranston has won three Emmys for Breaking Bad, which aired its series finale last September.

Directors Guild TV nominations: Bryan Cranston nominated for 'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family'

Now that Breaking Bad is over, Bryan Cranston can pursue his side career full-time. The actor picked up two Directors Guild television nominations on Thursday: one for directing an episode of BB, and one for Modern Family.

Winners will be announced at the DGA Awards dinner on Feb. 25. Check out all the film nominees here, and the full list of TV nominees below:
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'Breaking Bad': Watch Bryan Cranston and Dean Norris film the 'tread lightly' scene -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

When Breaking Bad returned for the second half of its final season back in August, everyone seemed to have a pretty good idea of how the Walt-Hank story line would unfold. Still reeling from that bathroom-reading revelation in the midseason finale that Walt (Bryan Cranston) was actually the crystal meth kingpin that he’d been tracking, Hank (Dean Norris) would methodically plot to take down his brother-in-law over the next few episodes before some sort of showdown occurred toward the end of the season. READ FULL STORY

'Breaking Bad': Preview the final season blooper reel -- VIDEO

Breaking Bad is considered one of the finest and darkest dramas of the new century, but critics and fans have also long delighted in its sly-and-dry comedy. You can see in the clips below how the actors wind up keeping things light on the set of the brutal meth drama with this collection of bloopers from the final season. The full gag reel can be found on Breaking Bad: The Complete Series (Nov. 26, Blu-ray), which also includes a two-hour-plus documentary about the making of the last eight episodes. (Click here to watch Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reading the finale script for the first time.)

Press play and enjoy Matt “Badger” Jones versus a bong, Paul versus a pack of cigarettes, and Cranston versus two faucets and an A-1 door.
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'Breaking Bad' stars: See their stunned reaction reading the final script -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

You know how you felt when you watched the series finale of Breaking Bad? Now imagine if you’d been one of the people actually living in the complicated skin of these characters since 2006, when that groundbreaking pilot was shot. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul decided to honor the last unforgiving leg of Walt and Jesse’s meth-making journey to hell by reading the finale script aloud together. (Fun fact: Paul actually had to delete a copy of the script from his email because he was so worried that he would sneak a peek.)

The pair convened in March at Cranston’s place in Albuquerque, ordered some Greek take-out, cracked open a few beers and tackled the “Felina” script for the first time, dividing up the roles between them. (Cranston, for example, played Todd and Marie while Paul assumed the roles of Skyler and Lydia.) As Paul told EW earlier this fall: “When we got to the final page, it was just… [He takes a deep breath.] Usually at the end of an episode, it says, ‘End of episode,’ but Bryan read, ‘End of series.’ And that was it. We sat there and just kind of looked at each other, not knowing what to say. But I could tell both of us were just so…so happy.” Recalled Cranston: “It was a moment of silence, like, wowww. We were just quiet for a while, realizing that was the last time we were ever going to read a Breaking Bad script. And then we looked at each other. There are people that you work with and you hope you would stay in touch with, and I know I’ll be a friend of Aaron’s forever.”

A camera crew that had been trailing the show for a two-hour-plus documentary on the making of the final season was on the scene for this moment, and their access is your gain. You can check it out on Breaking Bad: The Complete Series (Nov. 26), the barrel-shaped Blu-ray box set that contains all 62 episodes and 55 hours of special features. To preview their reading of “Felina” right now, watch the following video. And if you want a detailed report from the Breaking Bad set as Cranston & Co. filmed the last scene of the finale, click here. READ FULL STORY

'Breaking Bad': See the 'alternate ending' to the series finale -- UPDATE

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UPDATE: The alternate ending has been pulled from YouTube on copyright grounds.

For months — years, even — fans of Breaking Bad speculated how the AMC drama would wrap up the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a harmless chemistry teacher who became a murderous meth maker. Asked earlier this year to name his favorite creative this-is-how-it-all-ends theory, Cranston told EW,  “The one that gets around the most is he goes into the witness protection program and that’s the start of Malcolm in the Middle. He goes into the witness protection program, his family is splintered, remarries and then begins Malcolm in the Middle.”

Cranston & Co. did wind up shooting a playful alternate ending for the series finale with a special guest, and it is featured on the Breaking Bad complete box set, which is being released on Nov. 26. Would you like to wait until then to see it? Hal, no! Check it out below.
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'How I Met Your Mother' promo: Bryan Cranston returns! -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Three reasons next Monday’s How I Met Your Mother promises to be a goodie: We see the bar again (!!), Barney shows off a hidden talent for dolphin talk, and, last but certainly not least, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston is BACK as Hammond Druthers. And he’s seemingly badder than ever.

As you’ll recall, it’s been awhile since we’ve seen Ted’s former (very angry) boss. In fact, the last time we saw him in something other than a flashback was season 2’s “Columns.” So what brings him back? We welcome your theories. Meanwhile, check out the exclusive promo below for the episode below:
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