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Is Anna Paquin Returning to HBO? | Anna Paquin

Anna Paquin in Talks to Play Axie Muldoon in Madame X

Originally posted 03/06/2015 07:40PM

HBO's favorite vampy fairy may be returning to work on another sexy show, but this time as a mere human.

Former True Blood actress Anna Paquin is in talks to play the lead in Madame X, according to The Wrap.

The miniseries is adapted from Kate Manning's period novel My Notorious Life, which is based on a true story from the Victorian era. The series follows Axie Muldoon (Paquin), a penniless daughter of immigrants who becomes a successful, yet controversial, midwife and abortionist in New York City.

Paquin, 32, and real-life hubby Stephen Moyer, 45, are reportedly working on the project together. The duo will executive produce the series through their production company CASM Films, alongside actor-comedian Jack Black, 45, according to Deadline.

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The World in Pictures: See the 10 Best Photos of the Week

The World in Pictures: See the 10 Best Photos of the Week

Originally posted 07/28/2014 07:00AM

The Tour de France, Typhoon Matmo in Tawain and more breathtaking images from around the globe

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Hollywood Film Awards: Who Stopped by PEOPLE's Photo Booth?

See Who Stopped by PEOPLE's Photo Booth at the Hollywood Film Awards

Originally posted 10/22/2013 01:30AM

What happens when you get Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and Julia Roberts in the same room?

PEOPLE found out for you at Monday's Hollywood Film Awards – and we had a photo booth to document all of the behind-the-scenes action at the Beverly Hilton.

Among the first to work it for the cameras: Hollywood Supporting Actor Award honoree Jake Gyllenhaal, who was recognized for his work in Prisoners. Next up? Before Midnight costars (and Hollywood Screenwriter Award recipients) Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, who were photo-bombed by none other than Jack Black. (Aren't you glad what happens in the photo booth doesn't stay in the photo booth?)

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Angelina Jolie: My Kids Don't Think I'm Cool

Angelina Jolie: My Kids Don't Think I'm Cool

Originally posted 05/06/2011 06:25PM

Jack Black and his character, panda bear Po, crack up the Jolie-Pitt kids – but mom Angelina Jolie can't seem to catch a break.

"They know when Mommy's funny and when Mommy's not funny," the Kung Fu Panda 2 star, 35, tells USA Today. "They'll sit in a room and say, 'That's just not funny.' "

Jolie's kids – Maddox, 9, Pax, 7, Zahara, 6, Shiloh, 4, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 2 – became "part agents, part managers" for the actress, she says, and proved their understanding of the industry on set of the Panda sequel, which arrives in theaters May 26.

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Johnny Depp Slimes the Audience at the Kids' Choice Awards

Kids' Choice Awards: Johnny Depp Slimes the Audience

Originally posted 04/02/2011 09:45PM

Johnny Depp has wielded every sort of weapon imaginable in his various movie roles, but Saturday night the actor tried his hand at something equally powerful: a slime blaster.

While accepting high honors for best movie actor at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards live from the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles, Depp pointed the pump toward his screaming young fans, shooting out streams of the network's signature green goo.

"You guys are the future," Depp, 47, told the crowd just before he unleashed the slime. "Take good care of us."

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VIDEO: Jason Segel & Jack Black Rock Out with New 'Little Drummer Boy' | Jack Black, Jason Segel

Jason Segel & Jack Black Rock Out with New 'Little Drummer Boy'

Originally posted 12/07/2010 12:40PM

Jason Segel and Jack Black would like to serenade you this holiday season with a "rockified" new version of "Little Drummer Boy," following in the footsteps of David Bowie and Bing Crosby, who did a famous version in 1977.

The Gulliver's Travels costars certainly inject some new energy into the old standard – and into an animated video which accompanies the clip (watch it below). As Black tells PEOPLE: "Jason Segel and I wanted to generate some good karmic energy whilst rocking the house with this tasty Classic Jam. We want to send a big shout out to Bing and Bowie. Much love on this outstanding holiday season."

The song goes on sale on iTunes beginning Tuesday, with proceeds going to Blue Star Families, a nonprofit that connects, supports and empowers military families.

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WATCH: Jack Black's 'Dancey Dance' on Yo Gabba Gabba!

Originally posted 03/13/2009 10:30AM

Meet Jack Black's new costars: a red Cyclops, a pink flower bubble, a blue cat-dragon, a yellow robot and a "little green one."

In an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon's Yo Gabba Gabba! called "New Friends" (airing Friday, April 3 at 1:30pm ET/PT), the funnyman is entertaining the show's colorful creatures, Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee and Plex, by teaching them a little disco in the show's "Dancey Dance Time" segment.

"I have a 2-year-old son named Samuel and Yo Gabba Gabba! is one of our favorite shows," Black says, adding, "My wife [Tonya] really thought it would be awesome if I came on the show."

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Jack Black: I'm Too Big for Bergdorf's!


Jack Black: I'm Too Big for Bergdorf's!

Originally posted 11/13/2008 09:30AM

Jack Black looked dapper in a well-tailored tuxedo Wednesday night, as he attended a black-tie gala in honor of good pal Ben Stiller. But, he admitted, suiting up was a "humiliating" – and hysterical – ordeal.

"I only found out yesterday that this thing was black tie," the comedian told the audience at the American Museum of Moving Images Salute to Ben Stiller in New York. "And I've got to say that I hate black tie. I was going to say screw it. I was just going to wear my jockies and trench coat."

What changed his mind?

"I found out that I was going to be sitting next to [Robert] DeNiro and P. Diddy. And they were going to be looking very sharp .... So I went over to Berdorf Goodman and I said, 'Show me your finest tux!' "

And that's when butterball Black ran into trouble. "The lady there was like, 'Your neck ... it's too big. It's too big for this store! I'm sorry Jack Black, but you might want to go to Big and Tall.' "

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Jack Black Gets Teary-Eyed Over Fatherhood | Jack Black

Jack Black Gets Teary-Eyed Over Fatherhood

Originally posted 09/11/2008 03:00PM

Fatherhood has driven funnyman Jack Black to tears – of sentimentality.

"I cry all the time. I always cry at movies and sometimes even cry at ads," the actor tells the October issue of British Cosmopolitan.

"The other day I was watching one for a cereal," he continues. "The father's trying to feed the baby and it calls him mama. He keeps going, 'It's dada.' I came over all sniffly because it happened to me! Sammy (his 2-year-old son) didn't call me dada for ages."

Earlier this year Black, 39, became a father of two when his wife Tanya Haden, 36, gave birth to son Tommy. "It was great," he tells the magazine. And naturally: "I cried!"

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