Aaron Paul Debuts New Bad-Inspired App; Dr. Quinn Breaks Bad on Funny or Die

bb-episode-503-jesse-325.jpgThis week, Aaron Paul debuts a new Breaking Bad-inspired app, while Funny or Die gives Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman the Breaking Bad treatment. Plus, Krysten Ritter talks about reuniting with Aaron Paul on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Read on for more:

• Aaron Paul has introduced a new app that’s named after his Breaking Bad catchphrase, “”Yo B*tch,” according to CNN.

E! Online showcases a Funny or Die parody of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman meets Breaking Bad, where Dr. Quinn “slaps on a pair of Walter White-esque glasses and embraces her new drug lord persona.”

• MStars has a clip of Krysten Ritter on Jimmy Kimmel Live talking about reuniting with Aaron Paul backstage and what it was like to choke to death on Breaking Bad.
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Breaking Bad Nominated for PGA Award; Walt Raps in New Super Cut

bb-episode308-walt-jesse-325.jpgThis week, Breaking Bad is nominated for an award by the Producers Guild of America, while Walt raps in a new Breaking Bad super cut. Plus, The Wall Street Journal picks Bryan Cranston kissing Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the Emmys as one of the year’s best pop culture moments. Read on for more:

HitFix and GoldDerby report that Breaking Bad is a nominee for the Producers Guild of America’s Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television Drama. It’s up against Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, House of Cards and True Detective.

• Australia’s news.com.au features a Breaking Bad supercut that it calls “two minutes of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul awesomeness.”

• One of The Wall Street Journal‘s best pop culture moments from the year was Bryan Cranston and Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ “boisterous” kiss at the Emmys.
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Breaking Bad Gets a Producer’s Guild of America Award Nod Second Year in a Row

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Walter White may have met his demise, but Breaking Bad’s ability to nab award nominations lives on. The dramatic series is up for Producers Guild of America’s Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television — its fifth time getting a nod for the honor. Producers Melissa Bernstein, Sam Catlin, Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Mark Johnson, Stewart Lyons, Michelle MacLaren, George Mastras, Diane Mercer, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett are all jointly nominated. Their competition this year? The producers of Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and True Detective.

Vince Gilligan and team nabbed the award last year and will be looking to repeat their victory at the January 24, 2015 ceremony in Los Angeles.

Breaking Bad Director to Helm Wonder Woman; Anna Gunn to Cameo on Portlandia

bb-s4-studio-walt-skyler-325.jpgThis week, Breaking Bad director Michelle MacLaren will direct the Wonder Woman movie, while Anna Gunn will show up on Portlandia sometime this season. Plus, Marius Stan speaks about how the role of Bogdan became a bigger part. Read on for more:

• Michelle MacLaren has been tapped to develop and direct a Wonder Woman movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which notes that she is “perhaps most associated with her directing and executive producing work on the much-loved Breaking Bad.”

• According to The Huffington Post, Anna Gunn will make a celebrity cameo on Season 5 of IFC’s Portlandia.

• According to The Chicago Maroon, Marius Stan says he didn’t expect Bogdan to become a big part: “They asked me if I could say one line, and I said, ‘Sure,’ and the next day I came back and there were more lines on the page, and after talking to the people in charge, I had a part.”

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Better Call Saul Two-Night Premiere Event Set for Sunday, February 8 and Monday, February 9

Let the countdown begin: Better Call Saul now has a premiere date. The show will debut on AMC in a two-night premiere television event, with the first episode airing on Sunday, February 8 at 10/9c (following the return of The Walking Dead), and the second episode airing the following night, Monday, February 9 at 10/9c. New episodes will continue to air on Mondays at 10/9c for the remainder of Season 1. To whet your appetite now, check out the latest Better Call Saul teaser, entitled “Tingle Fingers.”

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Bill Murray’s Bad Cameo in Dumb and Dumber To; Breaking Bad Meets Frozen

award-breaking-bad-325.jpgThis week, Bill Murray makes a Breaking Bad-themed cameo in Dumb and Dumber To, while Frozen gets the Breaking Bad treatment. Plus, Vince Gilligan will be a featured guest at the NAPTE/Content First industry panel in January. Read on for more:

The Hollywood Reporter notes that Bill Murray appears in a cameo in Dumb and Dumber To in a Breaking Bad-esque yellow hazmat suit while cooking a batch of crystal meth.

Time spotlights a Breaking Bad parody of Frozen, remarking that “it’s hard not to get a little misty-eyed.”

• According to The Hollywood Reporter, Vince Gilligan will appear on a panel at NATPE/Content First’s “Storytellers and the shaping of Pop Culture” event in January in Miami Beach.
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What Culture On What Bad Could Have Been; Steven Michael Quezada Talks Albuquerque

BB-Episode-308-Walt-Gomez-325This week, What Culture examines all of the ways in which Breaking Bad was almost completely different, while Steven Michael Quezada talks up Albuquerque’s role in the show. Plus, Skip MacDonald wins an editing award for the show’s finale. Read on for more:

• What Culture looks at how Breaking Bad was almost completely different than it turned out to be.

• Steven Michael Quezada, who plays DEA Agent Steven Gomez, tells the Albuquerque Journal that the city “lent itself to the creative process. It’s a show that will continue to grow even though it’s over now. Fans continue to want to know more and that’s great for our tourism here.”

• According to The Hollywood Reporter, Skip MacDonald won the Hollywood Post Alliance award for editing the finale of Breaking Bad.
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THR‘s Most Menacing Bad Quotes; Stephen King Applauds Breaking Bad

bb-episode101-walt-325.jpgThis week, The Hollywood Reporter highlights the most menacing quotes from Breaking Bad, while Stephen King applauds the show in Rolling Stone. Plus, Crave Online offers the best episodes from each season. Read on for more:

The Hollywood Reporter compiles its list of Breaking Bad‘s most menacing quotes, such as Gus saying in Season 4 “I will kill your wife, I will kill your son, I will kill your infant daughter.”

Rolling Stone interviews Stephen King, who says the best TV show of the last 15 years was “Breaking Bad. I knew it was great from the first scene you see him wearing jockey shorts. I thought it was amazingly brave since they look so geeky.”

Crave Online picks the best episodes of each season, “the shows that shocked us, thrilled us, and even made us weep. These are the best of the best.”
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Bryan Cranston Advises Elisabeth Moss; Giancarlo Esposito Talks Gus, Bad‘s Ending

Episode-407-Walter-325.jpgThis week, Time has Bryan Cranston’s advice to Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss, while Giancarlo Esposito talks about Gus and Breaking Bad‘s ending to New Zealand’s Stuff. Plus, Vince Gilligan gets his own Jeopardy category. Read on for more:

• Elisabeth Moss shares with Time the advice she got from Bryan Cranston about letting go of Peggy after playing her for so long — and says, “Basically I would do anything Bryan Cranston does.”

• Giancarlo Esposito, talking to Stuff.co.nz, says of Breaking Bad‘s ending that “I thought it was deliciously appropriate for Walter to die the way he did.”

• Vince Gilligan gets his very own Jeopardy category this week, and Uproxx has the questions and video of the episode.
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Aaron Paul Reunites With the RV; Anna Gunn Talks Skyler, Marie With NY Times

breaking-bad-episode-205-jesse-paul-325This week, Aaron Paul has a reunion with the Breaking Bad RV, while Anna Gunn tells The New York Times what she wants to happen to Skyler. Plus, Giancarlo Esposito is interviewed about Gus by The New Zealand Herald. Read on for more:

• The Mirror reports on Aaron Paul’s reunion with Jesse and Walt’s infamous R.V., noting that the actor gave the “worn-and-torn camper van a big hug.”

The New York Times interviews Anna Gunn, who says she likes to think that Skyler and Marie “ended up making peace with each other, and went off to a tropical island and opened a beach hotel.”

• According to Variety, Anna Gunn talks about getting immersed in the Gracepoint story “because when the writing is that good you can lose yourself in it, and when you’re going through grief for 13 hours a day sometimes it’s hard to shed that at the end of the day.”
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