Ellen Page, Connie Britton and More Sing in New Sleater-Kinney Video

In case you were wondering how the majorly increased visibility of Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia) would affect the reunion of Sleater-Kinney after nine years, here is your answer: they are famous and can now get people like Connie Britton, Ellen Page, Natasha Lyonne, Sarah Silverman, and Norman Reedus aka hellooooo… » 1/15/15 4:52pm 1/15/15 4:52pm

My Family Moved to Nashville for Nashville

The email was a lark—hardly even a serious offer. My friend and former professor Lorrie Moore was moving to Nashville to teach at Vanderbilt, and she wrote me to say that they needed someone to fill in for a semester, to teach a single undergraduate creative writing workshop. I was six months pregnant, with no idea of… » 10/01/14 3:00pm 10/01/14 3:00pm

A Portrait of Connie Britton and Kirsten Gillibrand as Young Roommates

As legend has it, a beautiful and noble friendship once blossomed in the halls of Dartmouth College: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Connie Britton were roommates in the '80s. » 9/18/14 1:10pm 9/18/14 1:10pm

Wendy Davis and Connie Britton Hung Out and the World Didn't End

In today's Tweet Beat, ethereal beings Wendy Davis and Connie Britton took a beautiful Texas photo together, Samm Levine has a sad moment and don't believe the rumors you've heard about Rihanna's return to Instagram. » 5/19/14 7:30pm 5/19/14 7:30pm

Stoya Asks the Internet an Internet Etiquette Question

In today's Tweet Beat, Connie Britton follows Laura Benanti on Twitter and someone is very happy about it, Megan Hilty is frustrated with her real estate agency and Stoya wants to be schooled on tech etiquette. » 4/02/14 7:30pm 4/02/14 7:30pm

I Want to Take a Nap in Connie Britton's Luscious, Luscious Locks

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Actress Connie Britton attends the 5th Annual African Children's Choir Gala at City Winery on November 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) » 11/21/13 10:00pm 11/21/13 10:00pm

Sparkles, Slinky Dresses and Big Hair at the CMA Awards

Last night, the 47th annual Country Music Association Awards were held in Nashville's Bridgestone arena to honor all the very talented humans in country music. From my understanding of the night, the two main themes were "Taylor Swift" and "not Miley Cyrus." As usual, the red carpet was swarmed with sparkles, ruffles… » 11/07/13 12:40pm 11/07/13 12:40pm

Connie Britton Wants Back on American Horror Story Because Duh

Connie Britton, who currently stars as Rayna James on Nashville and will always star as Tami Taylor IN OUR HEARTS, has expressed interest in rejoining the cast of American Horror Story this season. Uh, yes, please. » 11/01/13 1:50pm 11/01/13 1:50pm

This Friday Night Lights Reenactment Is the Cutest Thing Ever

That Andy Cohen sure is living the life, huh? Not only does he have a talk show where he gets to get boozy with his favorite celebrities every night, but he's used that talk show to parlay his way into some of the best film and television moments of all time. (Remember when he got slapped by Cher? Remember when he… » 10/08/13 8:30pm 10/08/13 8:30pm

Connie Britton Once Lip Sync'd Madonna with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

It's a little-known fact that Connie Britton (a.k.a. Rayna Jaymes, a.k.a Tami Taylor) was once college roommates with New York Senator and the awesome Kirsten Gillibrand. The pair shared a room one summer while studying Chinese in Beijing. » 10/08/13 11:20am 10/08/13 11:20am

The Good, the Bad and the Truly Hideous of the Emmys Red Carpet

Last night at the 65th annual Emmy Awards, there were plenty of nice, safe, beautiful gowns… But the red carpet also saw a few ugly dresses and ill-conceived ensembles. Let's just jump right in, shall we? » 9/23/13 11:25am 9/23/13 11:25am

Of Course Lindsay Lohan's Being Accused of Partying All Night

Bleh. Seven days out of Cliffside, where Lindsay Lohan served her 90 days of court-ordered rehab, she has allegedly been spotted partying with her friend-and-occasional-hookup Max George and sister Ali in Los Angeles. The party went all night, and a "source" (a pigeon? That disgusting oil heir Brandon "Firecrotch"… » 8/09/13 9:00am 8/09/13 9:00am

People Are Already Fantasy-Casting the Wendy Davis Filibuster Movie

I love it. Let's go. Let's do this. E! suggests Connie Britton for the role of supershero (SORRY) Wendy Davis. They also like Bryan Cranston for Lieutenant Governor Dewhurt, Bill Maher for Senator Kirk Watson (!!?!!?!?!), and Cuba Gooding, Jr. for Senator Rodney Ellis. Do yours do yours do yours! Do yours in the… » 6/26/13 8:40pm 6/26/13 8:40pm

Connie Britton And Kyle Chandler Reunite Because TEXAS FOREVER.

Mr. and Mrs. Coach of Friday Night Lights are together again, RIGHT NOW, at the AXT Television Festival — it's a surprise reunion!!! I'm dying, and so is a lot of Twitter.
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Ughhh, Will Kate Winslet's Baby Have the Last Name Rocknroll?

GUYS, Titanic was on the Hallmark Channel a while ago, and now I am thinking that perhaps this was the magic eve* that Kate Winslet became pregnant with her first child from her third marriage to Ned Rocknroll, the gadabout nephew of Richard Branson. Her two older children, 12 and 9 respectively, are from her… » 6/05/13 9:00am 6/05/13 9:00am

Lindsay Bluth's Face Overshadows Arrested Development Comeback

It seems like everyone who binged on Arrested Development's Season 4 the moment it hit Netflix (i.e. the entire Internet) has been sipping on some hot ham water and talking about how different Portia De Rossi's face looks on the show. As is often the case in these situations, plastic surgeons were called upon to… » 5/30/13 9:00am 5/30/13 9:00am

Hollywood Actresses: It's on Us to Play Full-Fledged Women

The Hollywood Reporter's annual Emmy Roundtable is always super fun; we get to see some of our favorite actresses be funny and honest and like each other – and be predominantly in their 40s – whilest sitting in a semi-circle. This year's batch is Connie Britton (Nashville), Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Kate Mara (House… » 5/29/13 2:30pm 5/29/13 2:30pm

C'mon, Y'all: Is This How You'd Act if You Met Tami Taylor?

Color me crazy, y'all, but one of my coping tactics for when I get really stressed out is to imagine Friday Night Lights' star guidance counselor Tami Taylor talking me off the ledge. There's something about her tough love and abundant use of the word "hon" that's about as calming as a cup of camomile tea. » 5/23/13 7:15pm 5/23/13 7:15pm

White House Correspondents' Dinner Fashion: Cold Shoulders, Hot Messes

Over the weekend in Washington, DC, celebrities converged at the annual White House Correspondents ' Dinner, rubbing elbows with journalists and political types. What does one wear to hear President Obama make jokes about himself? Full-length gowns and bare shoulders. » 4/29/13 1:25pm 4/29/13 1:25pm