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Stars from across the globe came together this week to celebrate Red Nose Day, a campaign dedicated to raising money for children living in poverty. The telethon event aired on NBC on Thursday night with Seth Meyers as the host, and stars like Rose Byrne, Julia Roberts, Zac Efron, and Gwyneth Paltrow all contributed to the cause with funny skits, hilarious viral videos, and onstage appearances. Tons of other celebrities took to social media to show their support for Red Nose Day, sharing adorable snaps of themselves sporting the campaign's signature silly red nose. We've rounded up the cutest ones here - scroll through to see them all now. »
To celebrate the release of Wild, out on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD on May 25th, we’ve got an exclusive clip to share with you plus a great feature that takes a look at some inspirational female film creations.
Wild recounts the reckless behaviour of Cheryl Strayed (Witherspoon), who makes a rash decision to embark on a challenging trek across the Pacific Crest Trail. With absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles all on her own — in what becomes an unforgettable journey of transformation and redemption that strengthens and ultimately heals her. First up, here’s your clip:
Wonderfully, women playing strong, iconic and inspirational characters in film has grown over the decades. From famous icons such as Lucile Ball to Jennifer Lawrence – women in film today have created some of the most inspirational characters, touching hearts and minds worldwide.
Some of these characters have represented the challenges, »
- Dan Bullock
A new superhero emerged when Make-a-Wish helped 5-year-old cancer survivor Miles Scott fulfill his dream of becoming Batman in 2013. The first trailer for the upcoming documentary Batkid Begins, set for release on June 26th, offers an emotional glimpse at how the day came together (via Vulture).
For the elaborate wish, San Francisco transformed into Gotham City for the day as large crowds of people cheered on Scott through numerous staged crimes. The documentary takes a look at Scott's lifelong love for the superhero, as his father Nick connects the boy's »
It seems that Julia Roberts, Daniel Craig, Hugh Grant, and Liam Neeson have been keeping a major secret from the public for their entire careers. In a hilarious exposé that aired as part of Thursday's Red Nose Day special on NBC, some of Hollywood's biggest stars came clean about what their voices really sound like. "Julia is incredible to work with and there's no doubt that she's a brilliant actress, but, um, I've just been directing her . . ." Jodie Foster tells the camera about Julia. "And she has what I'd describe as a . . . distinctive voice? But it's not what I would associate with a Hollywood leading lady." The camera then cuts to Julia, who reveals an incredibly deep and manly voice. And while Julia's voice is shocking, it's not until some of Hollywood's biggest action stars start talking that the real surprise begins. Watch the hilarious clip above to see what we mean, »
There wasn't a telephone in sight. For the inaugural celebration of the goofy and good-hearted Red Nose Day in America, NBC invited seemingly everyone in Hollywood to hang out at New York City's own Hammerstein Ballroom for three hours in an attempt to "be funny for money" — and it didn't require a single participant to awkwardly answer a phone on stage in order to collect donations.
The British import (it was partially conceived of by director Richard Curtis, which means it's about as British as Love, Actually) brings together »
The story of Miles Scott, the boy who became Batkid, has been turned into a new film. Here's the trailer...
The story of Miles Scott it would be fair to say touched many across the world back in November 2013. The-then five year old Miles had come through cancer, and was in remission after years of chemotherapy. And so the Make-a-Wish Foundation staged one of its most ambitious projects ever: to turn San Francisco into Gotham City for a day, and for Miles to be Batkid, a hero to save the day.
It panned out better than anyone had dared hope, capturing the interest of people across the world, and ending with President Obama recording Miles a message.
“Do something funny for money” was the slogan of NBC’s inaugural “Red Nose Day” telecast, a live three-hour show that helped raise more than $21 million to aid children living in poverty in the U.S. and abroad.
The telecast that originated Thursday from New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom went off with only a few minor hitches that were probably not visible to the viewing audience at home.
Seth Meyers, David Duchovny and Jane Krakowski each hosted an hour of the program that blended pitches from stars such as Julianne Moore, Olivia Wilde and Gwenyth Paltrow with taped comedy segments produced by Funny or Die and in-studio bits from “Saturday Night Live’s” Colin Jost, Michael Che and Jay Pharaoh, as well as Billy Eichner and Josh Groban.
In between the entertainment, short films featuring celebrity appeals on behalf of specific causes struck a serious note. Jack Black traveled »
- Cynthia Littleton
The truth is out. Proving that there's no price too big to pay when it benefits a great cause like Red Nose Day, mega-stars such as Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson and Daniel Craig finally admitted that they've been keeping a major secret for years. "Julia is incredible to work with and there's no doubt that she's a brilliant actress, but, um, I've just been directing her..." Jodie Foster starts talking about her fellow Oscar winner in the "Hollywood Secrets" segment of tonight's star-studded Red Nose Day benefit on NBC. "And she has what I'd describe as a...distinctive voice? But it's not what I would associate with a Hollywood leading »
After more than 30 years in late-night TV, David Letterman took one last bow on Wednesday night with a star-studded final show. David, who has hosted the Late Show since 1993, expectedly kept things lighthearted and gave a hilarious monologue during his last show before retirement. Among his many jokes about old age, his eye sight, and taking Las Vegas by storm with his longtime band leader Paul Shaffer, David also said that he hopes to become the new face of Scientology now that he has so much free time. In the weeks leading up to David's last show, a bevy of Hollywood stars have stopped by to give a proper send-off to their favorite host. The most memorable appearances include Julia Roberts giving him a steamy kiss, George Clooney handcuffing himself to David in protest, and Tina Fey stripping down to her underwear. Watch his funny monologue above, then check out »
Read More: Julia Roberts Will Make Audiences Cry in Doc Remake 'Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World' An entire city bands together to create the comic-book-influenced experience of a lifetime for a young child recovering from an illness. This might sound like the plot of your new favorite tearjerker, but it's actually the true story of Miles Scott, the 5-year-old boy recovering from Leukemia who got to live the day of a lifetime in November, 2013. "Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World" tells the story of how Miles, who dreamed of being Batman and saving Gotham city from evildoers, was granted his wish by the San Francisco Make-a-Wish Foundation. In the trailer, Patricia Wilson, executive director of San Francisco's Make-a-Wish chapter, explains how what started as a citywide event to reclaim a childhood grew into a juggernaut. The documentary also features footage from the Batkid event, which »
- Becca Nadler
A couple of years ago, 5-year-old cancer survivor Miles Scott became a viral sensation when he asked the Make-a-Wish Foundation to help him play Batman for a day. They transformed all of San Francisco into his own personal Gotham City, and we all had a collective ugly-cry watching Batkid save the day. We get to relive all those feels in a new documentary about the whole event, out June 26, and then again when Julia Roberts adapts the doc into a feature film! Pro tip: There's no such thing as too many tissues. »
- Dee Lockett
It’s already been targeted for a remake by Julia Roberts’ production company, but the trailer for Batkid Begins is now online. Take a look below and wonder whether it’s getting dusty in the room...Directed and produced by Dana Nachman, the documentary follows the build-up and to and events of November 15, 2013, which saw Miles Scott, a five year-old from Northern California whose Make-a-Wish request was to be Batman for a day. The result was one of the biggest events of its kind, with San Francisco turned into Gotham City for a day so Miles could aid Batman on a crime-fighting mission. Thousands of supporters turn out to help, and the day became a massive presence on social media. Exploring the phenomenon, the documentary chronicles the initial campaign, the build-up and the day itself, with commentary from the family, those involved in bringing the wish to life and even »
To the end, Letterman was Letterman. Throughout the final broadcast of The Late Show, David Letterman commemorated 33 years of subverting late-night talk-show traditions by pushing against sentimentality. In the run-up to his grand finale, the host had been his usual self, uncomfortable with messy displays of emotion, exaggerated and sincere. He accepted compliments and testimonials from the likes of Julia Roberts, Bill Murray, Tom Hanks, and longtime regular Rupert Jee (of the Hello Deli), and standing ovations from his studio audience graciously but impatiently, even cautioning that if there was too much of that sort of thing, we'd all live to regret it. "See what happens?" he told the audience at last night's taping, which greeted his introduction with an extended standing O. "We don't have time for the giving-gifts-to-the-audience segment."The broadcast opened with a clip of President Gerald Ford at his 1975 inauguration declaring, "Our long national nightmare »
- Matt Zoller Seitz
NBC will devote its primetime schedule tonight to the live “Red Nose Day” fundraising telecast that the Peacock hopes will become a franchise for the network.
Seth Meyers, David Duchovny and Jane Krakowski will emcee the three-hour telecast originated from the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan. The elaborate production promises to deliver live musical and comedy performances, taped segments produced by Funny or Die and short films. The goal is to raise money for a range of orgs dedicated to helping children in poverty.
See More: NBC Sets 3-Hour ‘Red Nose Day’ Live Telethon for May 21
A similar Red Nose Day telecast has become a tradition for the BBC for the past 30 years. Part of the fundraising will come from sales of clown-style plastic red noses offered by Walgreens. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Final time on this stage…#ThanksDave @Letterman pic.twitter.com/p3B30iTFW8
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) May 20, 2015
Foo Fighters have appeared on Letterman’s show many times in the past. In 2000, the rock band famously played on the latenight show at Letterman’s »
- Alex Stedman
Sony Pictures and China Film Co. Ltd. are developing a Chinese remake of the romantic comedy “My Best Friend’s Wedding” and setting it for release in China on Valentine’s Day 2016.
The film will star Shu Qi (“Gone With The Bullets”), Feng Shaofeng (“Wolf Totem”), Song Qian (“My New Sassy Girl”) and Ye Qing (“Man of Tai Chi”). Alexi Tan (“Blood Brothers”) will direct and produce with his company, Play Productions.
Shooting is set to begin in late July in London, Italy and Beijing.
The remake will center on a pair of journalists — male and female — who have grown up together as best friends. The man falls in love with a wealthy Chinese girl who has been studying in the U.K, and asks his »
- Dave McNary
Red Nose Day, a comedy special that’s been in the U.K. since the late 1980s, and this year it will be coming to the U.S. for a primetime special on NBC airing on Thursday, May 21st at 8pm Est. Judging by the press release, it will feature every popular entertainer alive. Among them will be the Game of Thrones cast, who will be putting together Game of Thrones: The Musical with the help of Coldplay. This puts people in a difficult position: Will their love of Game of Thrones outweigh their hatred for Coldplay? Personally, I just hope it’s funny, and a Game of Thrones musical has the potential to be really good or fall flat. For example, here’s Peter Dinklage using all of his charisma to get laughs from a song about characters who have died on the show thus far: So….yeah. »
- Matt Goldberg
As I begin writing this I'm watching David Letterman, in one of his final appearances as host of "The Late Show," walk out to greet the audience as he's done thousands of times. He's talking about the weather in New York, again, as he's done countless times. After Wednesday, he'll never walk out onto that Ed Sullivan Theater stage and shoot the breeze about the weather again. He'll never again throw it to Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra to kick off the show. The misfits, alas, will have lost their shepherd. Because at his core, that's who Letterman is and has been. He has represented the off-brand sensibilities of an audience allergic to the vanilla stylings of his cool kid contemporaries. He has been the kind of personality who could give us Stupid Pet Tricks and turn throwing a football at a meatball-topped Christmas tree into an annual tradition. »
- Kristopher Tapley
David Letterman's two-decade-long run as the Late Show host comes to an end this week, when his last show airs on Wednesday. He's interviewed thousands of famous guests over the years, including some like Julia Roberts who keep coming back for more, but there's nothing quite like a star's first time in the hot seat. Case in point: Blake Lively's first appearance in 2008, after she'd already starred in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and had one season of Gossip Girl under her belt. Watch as Blake nervously reveals that Dave was one of her childhood crushes and then shares a smiley story about a trip to Greece. »
At the age of 59, Eric Roberts is busier than he has ever been. The actor known for roles in everything from his Oscar-nominated role in Runaway Train to The Dark Knight and more recently on television series like Heroes, Justified, and Suits, has been overshadowed by his sister Julia and his daughter Emma. While Julia Roberts is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood and Emma Roberts is becoming bigger with each project, Eric Roberts has continued to work at a breakneck pace, potentially even »
- Alex Maidy
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