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Maggie Siff on Those Dominatrix Sex Scenes in Billions: 'I Have to Laugh'

Maggie Siff on Those Dominatrix Sex Scenes in Billions: 'I Have to Laugh'

Originally posted 04/01/2016 06:00PM

What's the key to acting your way through steamy BDSM scenes? "You have to bring an incredible sense of humor to get yourself through it," says Billions actress Maggie Siff, laughing. Siff plays a powerful psychiatrist who is also a dominatrix on the Showtime show, and shares a slew of steamy, sexually-charged scenes with co-star Paul Giamatti, who plays her husband.

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Paul Giamatti Talks Cyborgs and A.I. for New Nat Geo Show Breakthrough

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Paul Giamatti Talks Cyborgs and A.I. for New Nat Geo Show Breakthrough

Originally posted 10/26/2015 03:00PM

With the exception of the robotic suit that he donned to play Rhino in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Paul Giamatti didn't have a lot of experience with cyborgs or artificial intelligence.

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Inside Amy Schumer Renewed for Fourth Season

Originally posted 04/21/2015 10:40PM

Does it feel like Amy Schumer is everywhere you turn? Don't expect it to change anytime soon. Comedy Central announced today that her hit comedy series Inside Amy Schumer was renewed for a fourth season.

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Elizabeth Banks & John Cusack Star in the New Trailer for Brian Wilson Biopic Love & Mercy (VIDEO)

Originally posted 04/15/2015 08:40AM

In the first full-length trailer for the upcoming Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy, released Tuesday, the lead singer and co-founder of The Beach Boys goes head-to-head with his controversial psychiatrist as he struggles with deteriorating mental health.

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Quotable Globes: 12 of the Funniest, Strangest Highlights from Golden Globe Speeches

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Quotable Globes: 12 of the Funniest, Strangest Highlights from Golden Globe Speeches

Originally posted 01/11/2015 10:20AM

Far be it from us to refer to the Golden Globes as "Hollywood's drunkest night," but the awards show has a bit of a reputation.

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Should You Get Tangled Up in Spider-Man 2's Web? Our Review

See This/Skip That: From Amazing Spider-Man 2 to Belle

Originally posted 05/02/2014 05:15PM

Is Spider-Man 2 as amazing as it claims, and how does it stack up against its predecessor?

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Downton Abbey Finale: A Reassuring Ending for a Turbulent Season | Downton Abbey

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Downton Abbey Finale: A Reassuring Ending for a Turbulent Season

Originally posted 02/24/2014 05:30AM

Sunday's Downton Abbey on PBS Masterpiece brought a nice, gentle close to a difficult, unsatisfactory season. At the end we got to see Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes on a rare day off, at the English seaside, wading into the water and holding hands like two children afraid of being carried off by a wave.

This may even have hinted at a growing, sunset intimacy between the two. Given all the misalliances on Downton, what could be better than the prospect of a romance between the two characters with the best hearts?

Considering last season's brutal finale and the sometimes ridiculous swings of the show's plot, this could very well mean that Carson winds up like poor Mr. Pamuk, smuggled out of a bedroom wrapped in a sheet. Not yet, anyway.

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Paul Giamatti Joins Downton Abbey Next Season

Paul Giamatti Joins Downton Abbey Next Season

Originally posted 06/24/2013 03:50PM

No stranger to period pieces – as those who saw him in the superlative HBO miniseries John Adams will attest – Paul Giamatti is joining the cast of Downton Abbey next year, for the season 4 finale, PBS announced on its website Monday.

He'll play the playboy brother of Cora, Countess of Grantham (Elizabeth McGovern), and the son of Martha Levinson (Shirley MacLaine, who is also returning to the popular British drama).

"Downton Abbey has seen many great characters visit the house over the years, and we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome the new faces that will be joining the regular cast of Downton Abbey in Season 4," the show's executive producer, Gareth Neame, said in a statement that really doesn't spill any beans.

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Robert Pattinson Relaxes (and Smiles) at Rooftop Party in N.Y.C. | Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson Relaxes (and Smiles) at Rooftop Party in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 08/14/2012 02:00PM

Robert Pattinson put on a happy face Monday night, at the afterparty following the New York City premiere of Cosmopolis.

Making his way to the PH-D Rooftop Lounge at Manhattan's Dream Downtown hotel at around 10 p.m., the heartbroken actor – who was recently cheated on by girlfriend Kristen Stewart – sipped a bottle of beer and took regular puffs from an electronic cigarette, according to an onlooker.

"He was very charismatic, all smiles, looking very relaxed and hugging all who stopped by to say hi," the insider tells PEOPLE about Pattinson, who left around midnight. "The general crowd gravitated towards his table, but he was shielded by security. He was surrounded by women and the movie's cast."

Adds the source, "The whole room was watching him, and he looked genuinely at ease and comfortable the whole time."

Other guests at the fete included Judah Friedlander, Shia LaBeouf and the film's costar Paul Giamatti, who stayed "away from the cast, looking over at Rob, and looked like he felt sorry for him," the source says.

Earlier in the day, Pattinson did his best at cracking jokes with Jon Stewart during a taping of The Daily Show.
– Kristin Boehm