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Top 10: Best Drunk Scenes in Film

7 December 2012 3:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Getting drunk and making a fool of yourself is far different from watching other drunk people make fools of themselves. This is true especially in films: when an actor is behaving outrageously, you can’t help but laugh.  To mark next Friday’s (December 14th) release of Smashed, a film about a young couple and their penchant for drinking, we have compiled our favourite scenes of on-screen drunkenness.

Old School

Old School is a story of three friends, disillusioned by the reality of their lives, who decide to form their own fraternity to relive their college days. This is the scene where Frank (Will Ferrell) gets absolutely wasted at their frat party and goes streaking. He is so drunkenly disillusioned that he thinks the entire party has followed suit, only to be found running down a major road, stark naked, by his wife and her friends.


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- Phil

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TV Rewind: ‘Breaking Bad’ Grabs Guild Noms, ‘The Killing’ Scribes Return, Sterling ‘Girls’ Trailer Hits The Web

6 December 2012 9:49 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Rachel Bennett

Television Editor & Columnist

Every Friday, Rachel recaps the week’s major TV-related news, announcements, and gossip!

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Top Stories

• The 2013 Writers Guild Awards nominees are out, with AMC’s Breaking Bad emerging as the most-nominated program. The drama received five nominations (You know what this means).

• AMC’s The Killing appears to be officially coming back, as showrunner Veena Sud as well as executive producers Nicole Yorkin and Dawn Prestwich are writing the third season.

Oh boy, am I excited for the new season of HBO’s Girls ever since the first trailer debuted online.

• Following cameos from Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer, John McCain and Olympia Snowe, former Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich will make an appearance on an upcoming episode of NBC’s Parks and Recreation.

• Here’s your weekly Girl Meets World update: Ben Savage, who played Cory Matthews on ABC’s Boy Meets World, »

- Rachel Bennett

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Molly Ringwald Developing John Hughes–esque Lifetime Drama

3 December 2012 7:30 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Molly Ringwald is developing a Lifetime series about a mom who moves back to her hometown and has to deal with some lingering social baggage from her high school days. According to Variety, Ringwald's character will be "evocative" of her characters in John Hughes movies, though it's not clear if that means she's rich and misunderstood, poor and misunderstood, or middle class and largely ignored. »

- Margaret Lyons

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Happy Endings Review: Bar Mitzvah Hype Guys

13 November 2012 8:37 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Have you ever thought "that would be the most perfect job for me... if only it existed?" Well, this week's Happy Endings brought us the most ideal job Brad and Max could ever ask for.

Yes, in "Boys II Menorah" they were Bar Mitzvah Hype Guys. Dancing, emceeing and generating excitement at a teen party - could you think of anything more perfect for these two?

Dare I say Boyz 2 Menorah was the second coming of "The Lonely Island?" Especially with that promotional video at the end? I hope that it means "Boyz II Menorah" wasn't finished after all.

Penny was about to pull a Sixteen Candles move in that coatroom in order to do damage control. You know when Anthony Michael Hall shows the other freshman Molly Ringwald's underwear in order to save his reputation? It makes perfect sense that there would be a John Hughes reference on Happy Endings. »

- (Leigh Raines)

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Demi Moore Turns 50 -- See The Brat Pack Then & Now!

11 November 2012 7:00 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Demi Moore's brat pack days are far behind her -- she turns 50 years old today! Moore stared as Jules in "St. Elmo’s Fire" opposite 80’s heartthrob, Emilio Estevez … cementing her place in the famed Brat Pack with Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy and Emilio Estevez!The Brat Pack ruled the ‘80s, starring in coming of age flicks like "The Breakfast Club," "Sixteen Candles" and "Pretty in Pink," centered on the teenage angst of suburban life of the 1980s. While Demi definitely made a name for herself in "St. Elmo’s Fire," it wasn’t until 1990’s "Ghost" where she starred alongside Patrick Swayze that really launched Moore into the spotlight. So have the young stars of the ‘80s aged as well as Demi? Click “Launch Gallery” above to see now & then shots of the gang! Read more »

- tooFab Staff

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Big Boi's solo album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors released

1 November 2012 9:56 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

"The OutKast Mc's latest single rides an electro-funk groove so spry, Prince-ly and '80s-inspired that you can practically see Molly Ringwald roller-skating to it. Big Boi sounds typically light on his feet, speed-drawling comparisons between himself, Mozart and Van Gogh, while Kelly Rowland plays airy hook girl, reciting 'Mama's' practical advice. It's neon-lit pop fun - a straightforward crowd pleaser from a rap hall of famer." (Rolling Stone "Top Singles," Oct. 25, 2012) In advance of Big Boi's second stand-alone solo album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors - arriving in stores December 11th on Purple Ribbon/Def Jam Recordings, Diamond-selling, seven-time Grammy Award®-winning General has released a new single to overwhelming critical reception, "Mama Told Me" featuring fellow Grammy®-winner Kelly »

- April MacIntyre

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Original Casting Choices That You Won't Believe!

31 October 2012 1:00 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Ever watch a TV show or movie and think "wow, this actor is perfect for this role"?Well, if some studios and directors had their way, some of your favorite characters would have been played by different actors.Virgin Mobile Live has collected 15 surprising original casting choices. See five of the most unexpected below, and then check out their full list here.Bryan Cranston has won three consecutive Emmys for playing meth manufacturer Walter White on "Breaking Bad," and it's hard to imagine anyone else in the role. The brass at AMC were concerned about Cranston's association with comedy "Malcolm in the Middle," and preferred John Cusack and Matthew Broderick for the lead. Luckily, "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan cast Cranston after seeing him on "The X-Files."See 15 surprising original casting choices hereScarlett Johansson wasn't the first choice to play Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in "Iron Man 2." Emily Blunt would've filled the skintight costume, »

- tooFab Staff

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Andrew McCarthy: from 80s heart-throb to travel writer

30 October 2012 4:04 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

He was the Brat Pack actor who oozed charm as the perfect boyfriend in films such as Pretty in Pink and St Elmo's Fire. But in reality he was a celebrity-shy loner who has turned to travel writing to find himself

"So if there's a lull in the conversation feel free to fill it by giving him my number."

"Can you just tell him that I love him?"

This is just a small selection of emails I received from my thirtysomething female friends – all generally sensible members of society – when they heard that I was to interview the actor Andrew McCarthy. If you are from a similar demographic, there is a high chance that you yourself are making various similar squeaks and bleats now. If you are not, your face is likely to be something of a question mark.

So for the benefit of those in the latter group, let »

- Andrew McCarthy, Hadley Freeman

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Review: Bait

27 October 2012 8:31 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »


Stars: Xavier Samuel, Sharni Vinson, Julian McMahon, Phoebe Tonkin, Alex Russell, Dan Wyllie, Lincoln Lewis, Cariba Heine | Written by John Kim, Russell Mulcahy | Directed by Kimble Rendall

In a sleepy Australian beach community shoppers at the underground Oceania supermarket are under attack by a crazed bandit. Suddenly, the unimaginable happens. A monster freak tsunami swallows up the town hook, line and sinker. Now trapped, with rushing waves threatening to entomb them in a watery grave, the survivors discover they are not alone. For the tsunami has brought unwanted visitors up from the depths. Not only must they overcome the threat of drowning and the psycho robber in their midst, but also a hazard far more deadly and bloodthirsty – a pack of hungry sharks.

Jaws has a lot to answer for. Today it seems shark movies are a dime a dozen, from big budget Hollywood films like Deep Blue Sea and Open Water, »

- Phil

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Best Movie Ever?: "Heathers"

22 October 2012 1:34 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Halloween is a month for the macabre, and you know what that means: I'm thinking about Winona Ryder's career. I still have the feathers in my mouth from her traumatizing Black Swan appearance. Shivers. Remember when Natalie Portman won an Oscar for playing a one-dimensional lunatic in what amounted to an overcooked, below-average Bjork video? I'm traumatized by that too.

But more importantly I'm thinking about Heathers, which I proclaim the definitive high school black comedy of all time -- so take that, uh, John Tucker Must Die! In retrospect, the unabashed kookiness of Ryder, Christian Slater, and the titular croquet-loving trio was sort of a slap in the face to the humdrum, half-snarling teens of John Hughes films. With Heathers came a refreshing burst of real cynicism. Smugness. Droopy anarchy. And not the kind that involves punching the air because you locked lips with Molly Ringwald in Saturday detention. »

- virtel

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Podcast: Lincoln, Pitch Perfect, and the Supporting Actress Oscar

14 October 2012 7:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Weeeeee're ba-aaack.

Katey and Joe attended the sneak Lincoln preview at the Nyff and lived to tell the cel-phone free tale. Nick forces yours truly, Nathaniel, into an aca-awkward confession and the only movie that everyone has seen is Pitch Perfect which is clearly 100% appropriate for an Oscar-focused podcast. Certain to sweep!

Topics include but are not limited to:

Anna Kendrick being so over it in Pitch Perfect. Sally Field being over the top of it in Lincoln. Helen Hunt being on top of it (John Hawkes) in The Sessions. Nicole Kidman killing it in The Paperboy. Supporting Actress doubling up on it. Elle Fanning giggling through it for Ginger & Rosa Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Molly Ringwald (???) and More!

You can download the podcast on iTunes or listen to it right here. The more the merrier in this conversation so join in in the comments. »


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The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Cancelled, No Season Six

10 October 2012 8:06 AM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

ABC Family has decided to cancel their long-running TV series, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, after five seasons on the air. While there won't be a sixth season, there's still more to come.

Created by Brenda Hampton, Secret Life revolves around the relationships between families and friends and how they deal with unexpected pregnancies. Castmembers include Shailene Woodley, Kenny Baumann, Francia Raisa, Daren Kagasoff, Greg Finley, Megan Park, India Eisley, Molly Ringwald, Mark Derwin, Michael Grant, and Cierra Ramirez.

Debuting in 2008, Secret Life became ABC Family's first hit scripted series and paved the way for future successes like Pretty Little Liars.

  The ratings have come down over the years. To date, the fifth season has averaged a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demgraphic with 1.38 million viewers. Still, it remains one of ABC Family's highest-rated series. »


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'Secret Life of the American Teenager' to End After This Season

9 October 2012 5:49 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sorry, "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" fans; the ride is almost over. The ABC Family series will end its run after it concludes its final season, the network told TheWrap. Also read: "Pretty Little Liars Gets 4th Season From ABC Family The good news? The teen drama, which stars Shailene Woodley, Ken Baumann, Mark Derwin and Molly Ringwald, and centered around the repercussions of teen pregnancy, still has a way to go before the goodbyes. The second half of the fifth season will premiere in March, with 12 episodes to go. Deadline »

- Tim Kenneally

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Daniel Craig And 'Saturday Night Live' Look Back On Less Memorable Bond Girls

8 October 2012 8:00 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

This week's "Saturday Night Live" didn't have many high points, but one everyone seemed to agree on was the fake commercial for the "Bond 50" collection.

In a classic "SNL" setup, the premise of the pre-taped sketch was that the Blu-ray set included every Bond girl, including ones we may have forgotten. This led to a wonderful string of impersonations from Kate McKinnon and Vanessa Bayer, plus another turn from Fred Armisen as Penny Marshall.

It also allowed Craig to do what he does best: Bond.

Check out the sketch after the jump!

The fake movie titles seal the deal:

Diane Keaton in "Never Die Twice Tomorrow"

Jodie Foster in "Kill Me Once, Shame On You"

Lea Michele in "Hippopotopussy"

Molly Ringwald in "The Man Who Was a Gun"

Ellen DeGeneres in "Honey I Killed the Spy"

Penny Marshall in "Quantum of Leap"

What did you think of the sketch? Let »

- Kevin P. Sullivan

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'Saturday Night Live': Daniel Craig and lesser known Bond girls

6 October 2012 10:03 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

What did you think of the Daniel Craig-hosted "Saturday Night Live"? We didn't think it got off to a very auspicious start.

The cold open took on the first presidential debate, which is the perfect topic for the show opening. Unfortunately, the hook of the sketch was that President Obama spent the entire time in his head worrying about his anniversary present for Michelle, or the altitude. Does anybody else think the skewering of the debate could've been a bit sharper?

What was actually a better debate sketch was the MSNBC reaction sketch. Jason Sudeikis as Matthews and Kenan Thompson as the Rev. Al Sharpton were delightful.

Daniel Craig's monologue also fell a little flat. It was an In Memoriam reel of the people he's killed in the movies he's done, ending with a joke that he killed a real sound engineer and a dog. Hmm.

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Andrew McCarthy: I Wore A Wig In Pretty In Pink's Last Scene

1 October 2012 1:10 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Andrew McCarthy - '80s brat pack star-turned-author - says fans with a good eye will be able to catch his less than amazing hair in the last scene of "Pretty in Pink."

The actor stopped by Access Hollywood Live on Monday to chat about his new book, "The Longest Way Home," but he also talked about his classic 1986 John Hughes movie with Molly Ringwald.

"We reshot the end of that movie. In the original version, [Molly's ...

Copyright 2012 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

- ( Editorial Staff)

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If it's October, it's SplatterFest!

1 October 2012 11:32 AM, PDT | Planet Fury | See recent Planet Fury news »

The days are shorter, the mornings are crisper and Halloween is right around the corner. That can mean only one thing: It's time once again for SplatterFest, Houston's premier horror film fest.

Now in its third year, SplatterFest is the brainchild of filmmakers Kerry Beyer and Kelly Byrns. But this year, Byrns and Beyer have made their SplatterFest even bigger and better than ever. I know what you're thinking — after last year's ultra-groovy Bruce Campbell orgy-a-thon, how is that even possible?

Here's how: SplatterFest 2012 has expanded and created AmazingFest, destined to be one of the Southwest's top pop culture conventions, for a trip back to the days of shoulder pads, parachute pants and mullets...oh yes, my friends, SplatterFest is headed to the 1980s. And the guest of honor will be none other than that close, personal friend of Molly Ringwald and ultimate king of the geeks: the one, the only Farmer Ted. »

- Theron

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'Last Resort's' Daisy Betts: How she kept 'dummies' out of Hawaii and 10 more things to know

27 September 2012 6:30 AM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

"Last Resort," the new political thriller premiering tonight (Sept. 27) on ABC, Daisy Betts plays plucky Grace Shepard, lieutenant and chief navigator of the nuclear submarine Colorado.

Grace has to contend with hostility not only from her own enlisted men but from the country she's sworn to serve, after her captain (Andre Braugher) disobeys a direct order and the sub is attacked.

Betts, an Australian native and relative newcomer to U.S. TV, is a standout in "Last Resort's" strong (and sexy) ensemble cast, and one of Zap2it's Ones to Watch for the 2012-13 season.

We guarantee you'll learn much more about Betts soon, but we asked the important questions. Read on for all her answers, direct from the Hawaii set of "Last Resort"...

What's the most embarrassing song is on your iPod?

"Under the Sea" from "The Little Mermaid" -- always loved that song. I have met others like me. »


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'The Mindy Project's' Anna Camp: Who she'd switch teams for and 17 more things to know

25 September 2012 6:30 AM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

TV fans already know Anna Camp from her turns on HBO's "True Blood" and CBS' "The Good Wife," but this fall she's testing out her comedy chops as Mindy Kaling's level-headed Bff on Fox's "The Mindy Project."

The show, which premieres Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 9:30 p.m. Et, features Camp as the perfectly coiffed, married gal who seems to have it all together, which should provide for a funny foil to Kaling's lovelorn Mindy.

Camp is also part of Zap2it's new batch of Ones to Watch this fall. We asked her about everything from which celeb she'd switch teams for to which "Breakfast Club" character she would've been pals with in high school (paging Molly Ringwald!).  

Check out her responses below, and catch her on "The Mindy Project."

What's the most embarrassing song is on your iPod?

"This Is Ponderous" by 2nu, the weirdest song ever written.  

Zombie apocalypse or alien invasion? »


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Psych Exclusive: Anthony Michael Hall Is Latest Brat Packer to Visit USA Series

21 September 2012 11:58 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Don’t you forget about Anthony Michael Hall, because the onetime Brat Pack member (and star of The Dead Zone) is heading to Psych during Season 7.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Hall will guest-star during the coming, yet-to-be-scheduled cycle as Harris Trout, an impeccably dressed and eccentric police consultant who is recruited by the mayor him to help make the Sbpd run more efficiently.

Related | Psych Exclusive: Look Who’s Crushing on Gus in Season 7

In that capacity, Trout will interview Shawn, Gus, Lassiter and Juliet about their seemingly poor work on a case they’re trying to solve during his visit. »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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