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Chris Rock's 'Top Five' Quickly Nabs Year-End Release

2 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Paramount has wasted no time in setting a release date for Chris Rock's comedy Top Five. The studio announced Thursday it will open the R-rated film in select runs on Dec. 5, followed by a nationwide release on Dec. 12. THR first reported it would hit theaters in December, but the studio hadn't yet decided on the exact date. Rock directed, wrote and stars in the movie opposite Rosario Dawson, with Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld and Kevin Hart among those making cameos. Top Five stars Rock as a comedian trying to reinvent himself as a serious actor just as

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Jerry Seinfeld Had Planned a Joan Rivers Appearance on ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’

16 September 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Joan Rivers had a lot to keep her busy before her Sept. 4 death — including an appearance on Jerry Seinfeld’s webseries “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” Seinfeld revealed in a Facebook post on Monday.

Seinfeld shared a text message on the show’s Facebook page revealing that Rivers was set to have a guest appearance on the season premiere of the next season. However, the post says that he later got a call from Rivers’ reps saying the appearance would have to be postponed due to the throat procedure that preceded Rivers’ death.

“I would have loved to have shown another side of her,” reads the post, which can be read in full here. “I wanted to tell her how much I admire all she had accomplished, especially in the latter stages of her career.”

The text message is dated Aug. 19, nine days before the routine surgery during which Rivers went into cardiac arrest. »

- Alex Stedman

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Why Is Sharon Osbourne Trashing U2?

16 September 2014 12:48 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Sharon Osbourne has harsh words for U2 - Us Weekly Jerry Seinfeld shares a heartbreaking Joan Rivers text - HuffPost Celebrity Did Snoop Dogg post a homophobic slur on social media? - People Kirsten Dunst talks TV career plans - Lainey Gossip The Colombian women's cycling team debuts Nsfw uniforms - Dlisted Why is Eminem suing New Zealand's National Party? - Et Cara Delevingne lands another acting gig - JustJared Miley Cyrus rides a motorcycle with her sister - Hollywood Tuna Kanye West responds to his latest rant with another rant - Pink Is the New Blog More bad news for Adrian Peterson - The Superficial »

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Abbi and Ilana Talk Cereal in This World Premiere of Their Web Series Hack Into Broad City

16 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

You know who would love a new World Premiere teaser webisode for Broad City’s upcoming second season this morning? People with a sense of humor. Do you know who else would enjoy this World Premiere teaser webisode, the first installment in a web series called Hack Into Broad City, alerting us to the Comedy Central show’s January 2015 return? Dr. Jonathan Chase, the character played by Simon MacCorkindale in the glorious eight-episode run of Manimal in 1983. And do you know who else would enjoy this World Premiere teaser webisode, in which Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer wake and bake, and then proceed to chat over video about who would love an Epcot Center for cereal? Jerry Seinfeld. Ilana will explain why. »

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Jerry Seinfeld Reveals Joan Rivers Was to be Lead Guest on Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, "She Was One of the Greats"

16 September 2014 2:04 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Jerry Seinfeld is struggling to come to terms with Joan Rivers' untimely death, and is devastated the much-loved comedienne won't be appearing on his show after all. Seinfeld revealed that the Fashion Police star had agreed to take part in his hit web series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee before her tragic passing on September 4. Taking to his show's Facebook page, the comedian shared with fans the sadness he felt as he came across an old text confirming Rivers' excitement to be a lead guest on [...] »

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Jerry Seinfeld Shares ‘Heartbreaking’ Joan Rivers Text

15 September 2014 9:30 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Today, Jerry Seinfeld paid tribute to the late Joan Rivers by revealing that she was to be the first guest on the upcoming season of his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. He took to the series' Facebook page to share a text he received from Rivers's reps a month prior, writing: "I just came across this heartbreaking text on my phone from August 19th. I had asked Joan Rivers to be our lead guest on the new season of Comedians in Cars, and she was thrilled. Then we got a call saying she was going in for a medical procedure and needed to postpone." He continued: "I would have loved to have shown another side of her. I wanted to tell her how much I admire all she had accomplished, especially in the latter stages of her career. She was one of the greats. I'll miss her." »

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Jerry Seinfeld Reveals That Joan Rivers Was Going to Be a Guest on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: 'She Was One of the Greats'

15 September 2014 7:57 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

In case you were wondering why Jerry Seinfeld never had the inimitable Joan Rivers on his acclaimed web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, it turns out... He had been planning on it. Sadly, Rivers passed away before they could tape an episode together—and Seinfeld just revealed that rather crushing bit of news today. While our collective hearts hurt thinking about what a great, great installment that would have been, it was also very touching to hear that Jerry knew that Joan was a must-have guest. Past guests have included fellow comedy icons such as Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, David Letterman, Jay Leno and Larry David. "I just came across this heartbreaking text on my phone from »

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Jerry Seinfeld Honors Joan Rivers After Finding "Heartbreaking" Text

15 September 2014 6:23 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jerry Seinfeld is paying tribute to Joan Rivers after finding an August text message informing him she'd agreed to appear on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. "I just came across this heartbreaking text on my phone from August 19th. I had asked Joan Rivers to be our lead guest on the new season of Comedians in Cars, and she was thrilled," Seinfeld wrote on the Comedians in Cars Facebook page Monday. "Then we got a call saying she was going in for a medical procedure and needed to postpone." Seinfeld went on to write how much he was looking forward to

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What's On TV Tonight: 'Girl Meets World,' 'Z Nation,' and More Picks

12 September 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Not sure what to watch on TV this evening? Don't worry -- we've got you covered. Every day, we here at Moviefone will share our picks for shows we think are worth watching tonight. Be prepared! Here's what's on TV Friday, September 12:

'Girl Meets World' (Disney Channel, 8:30 p.m.)

Maya and Riley give a debate champion from another school a makeover in an all new episode of the hit "Boy Meets World" spinoff.

Not caught up? Watch "Girl Meets World" Now.

'Z Nation' (Syfy 10 p.m.)

If you're a zombie apocalypse fan, why not check out Syfy's original series as the network tries its hand at the popular genre.

'Real Time With Bill Maher' (HBO, 9 p.m.)

Bill Maher is all set to do a live show from D.C. this evening and his guests include Nancy Pelosi and Jerry Seinfeld. His standup special, »

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It's Official: Paramount Buys Chris Rock's 'Top Five' After Frenzied Bidding War

9 September 2014 1:34 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Paramount has closed its deal for worldwide rights to Chris Rock's new comedy Top Five, capping a frenzied bidding war following the movie's Sept. 6 world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival to rave reviews. The studio paid in the $12.5 million range for the movie. The deal is also said to include a marketing spend of at least $20 million. Rock directed, wrote and stars in the movie opposite Rosario Dawson, with Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld and Kevin Hart among those making cameos. Top Five stars Rock as a comedian trying to reinvent himself as a serious actor just

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- Pamela McClintock

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News Bits: Five, Evans, Thrones, Reach, Pattern

8 September 2014 12:28 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Top Five

Paramount Pictures has reportedly emerged as frontrunner to acquire the Chris Rock-directed "Top Five". The film, which just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, sparked a furious bidding war with the worldwide rights tipped to go for a whopping $12.5 million. That's a big jump up from the biggest deal of last year at the fest, the Keira Knightley film "Begin Again," which went for $7 million.

Rock, Rosario Dawson, Smoove, Gabrielle Union, Tracy Morgan, Cedric The Entertainer, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Whoopi Goldberg and Jay Pharoah star in the film about a former stand up comedian turned film star about to be hit by a major change in his life. [Source: Deadline]

Chris Evans

Chris Evans has reconfirmed to Variety that the only films he plans to act in after his Marvel contract is up are films he intended to direct. As for that potential retirement from the role of Captain America, »

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Toronto: Paramount In Pole Position For Chris Rock’s ‘Top Five’ As Bidding Hits $12.5 Million For Ww Rights

7 September 2014 8:30 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

3Rd Exclusive Update: The latest development in one of the most spirited festival auctions I have observed in years: I’m hearing that Paramount Pictures has emerged as frontrunner to acquire Top Five, the Chris Rock-directed film that sparked a wild bidding frenzy. The last number I had heard was $12.5 million in a deal that would bring world rights. I’m also told this isn’t done, but it might well conclude one of the largest deals for a film at this festival. The studio saw the film today, and Brad Grey has a longstanding relationship with Rock that goes back 30 years. There is also a long relationship with Scott Rudin, who with Barry Diller backed the film. Nobody was commenting at this late hour, and this might not take a final shape until tomorrow morning.

It has been a whirlwind 24 hours since the film made its premiere in »

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Jerry Seinfeld Makes It Rain on Strippers

7 September 2014 9:09 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

When Chris Rock spoke to Vulture earlier this week about his new comedy, Top Five, he predicted that Jerry Seinfeld's cameo would be "the big shock of the movie. I mean, it’s Jerry Seinfeld in an R-rated movie, so it’s kind of like a special effect in itself." So of course I had my eye out for Seinfeld onscreen as the movie premiered at the Toronto Film Festival late last night. He shows up near the end, along with Adam Sandler, at a strip club bachelor party for Chris Rock's famous-comedian character, Andre, who has just released a movie about the Haitian slave rebellion in a bid to get taken seriously, and whose career is so close to Dancing with the Stars desperation that the best thing going for him is his upcoming, to-be-televised marriage to a reality TV star (Gabrielle Union). "Don't get a mistress! »

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Chris Rock on His New Movie, Catching That Foul Ball, and the Dominance of Joan Rivers

5 September 2014 12:40 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Tomorrow night sees the Toronto Film Festival premiere of Chris Rock's Top Five, which he wrote, directed, and stars in, and which also features many of his comedian friends, including Adam Sandler, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, and Cedric the Entertainer. The movie is about a comedian who’s trying to branch out in more serious roles and simultaneously finds himself in a love triangle with a tough yet beautiful New York Times reporter (Rosario Dawson) and his reality-tv star fiancée (Gabrielle Union). In St. Vincent, Bill Murray plays a questionable caretaker to Melissa McCarthy’s son. Vulture spoke to Rock just before his plane to Toronto departed about directing his first movie since 2007, the Jim Carrey curse, and his best story about Joan Rivers. (It’s a good one.)You’re on your way to Toronto this afternoon. Do you realize you’re missing Bill Murray Day here?He »

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Toronto Hot Film Acquisition Titles: Will Seller’s Market Continue Into Fall?

5 September 2014 10:39 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

If the acquisitions frenzy and precedent-setting deals struck in Berlin and Cannes is going to continue, it will surprise many of the sellers who’ve come to the Toronto Film Festival to fill slots in their 2015 slates. Maybe it’s because there were so many spectacular deals this year, of perhaps it’s because Toronto 2014 is so stocked with studio films that star the likes of Robert Downey Jr, Bill Murray and Denzel Washington. Whatever the reason, acquisition titles seem to be lower key than last year, when Can A Song Save Your Life and Bad Words prompted overnight auctions and $7 million deals, and just about every movie that played here found distribution.

The deal action got underway yesterday and today with Relativity’s acquisition of The Woman In Black 2 and Saban Entertainment’s deal for fest title Tracers. All the ingredients for a continued buying surge seem to be there, »

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Mulaney Video: Watch John Mulaney's Stand-Up in New Special An Opening Act

3 September 2014 4:06 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Jerry Seinfeld. Bill Cosby. Tim Allen. Ray Romano. So many of TV's biggest comedy stars got their start as stand-ups before making the leap to the small screen, and now John Mulaney is hoping to follow in their very funny footsteps.

Premiering Sunday, Oct. 5 at 9:30/8:30c on Fox, Mulaney centers on a stand-up comic who's trying to...

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Gets Labor Day Marathon on TV Land

26 August 2014 10:21 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Saturday Night Live” is getting a Labor Day marathon this weekend on TV Land.

The network will air 12 hours of the sketch show over the holiday weekend, featuring episodes hosted by favorites Justin Timberlake, Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy, Jennifer Aniston, Jerry Seinfeld and TV Land’s own Betty White.

The event will also include several “Best of” specials for some of “SNL’s” legendary alums — Jimmy Fallon, Amy Poehler and Alec Baldwin, a 16-time host.

Highlights include Justin Timberlake’s “The Barry Gibb Talk Show” with Fallon, Tina Fey’s famous Sarah Palin impersonation shilling “The Sarah Palin Network,” Alec Baldwin’s “Schweddy Balls,” Jennifer Aniston in the first appearance of Jimmy Fallon’s “Nick Burns: Your Company’s Computer Guy,” and more.

The marathon will begin at 11 a.m. Et/Pt on Saturday, Aug. 30.

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2014 Emmys: Bryan Cranston Makes Out with Julia Louis-Dreyfus

25 August 2014 7:02 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepted her award in show-stopping fashion!

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the third year in a row, but this time things were a little different.

Pics: The Hottest Fashions from the Emmy Red Carpet

On her way up to the stage, Bryan Cranston intercepted Julia to congratulate her with a comically deep kiss a la Adrian Brody's 2003 Oscar kiss with Halle Berry.

Bryan and Julia worked together on Seinfeld back in the day, where Bryan played Jerry Seinfeld's dentist and Elaine's (Julia) love interest. When the two presented an award earlier in the night, Julia pretended as if she didn't fully remember the scenes they shared together. Bryan's kiss seemed to jog her memory.

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Africa’s Top Comedians Loyisa Gola, David Kibuuka Perform at Gotham Comedy Club

25 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Last week, Single Palm Tree Productions hosted an international showcase called America Meet World at the famed Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. A project created to introduce Americans to new voices from other regions, including Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, the showcase saw top international acts entertain the crowd in the club’s main room, which has also seen the likes of Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld, and more.

Featuring local acts Alex Barnett, Subhah Agarwal, and Ben Kissel, the stars of the night were two of Africa’s top comedians: Emmy nominated Loyisa Gola (pictured above) and David Kibuuka. No subject was left untouched. The showcase was just a snippet of Single Palm Tree Productions’ goal for America Meet World, a global comedy platform designed to produce and curate short form comedic content from around the globe that will not only entertain but introduce Americans »

- Georgette Pierre

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