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Arrested Development Season 4 to Premiere on 4th May & Episode Titles Revealed

31 December 2012 2:42 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

[Updated] After officially announcing its return late last year, Arrested Development Season 4 went into production back in August, and things couldn’t be looking better. There’s no doubt that this is going to be one of the best things television has to offer in 2013.

Netflix acquired the rights to the new season last year, and are set to make it available in its entirety on the same day. And now that date has been announced as 4th May.

So if you’re reading this in the Us, you make sure that you go and watch Iron Man 3 on 3rd May, because you’re going to be too busy watching the awesomeness that is Arrested Development that Saturday.

Along with the season’s premiere date, the names of the episodes are reported to have been leaked, though have since officially been taken down. But via the folks at Bleeding Cool, »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Judy Greer: 'I get flashed all the time'

27 December 2012 4:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Quirky and upfront, the actor isn't your typical Hollywood veteran. She tells Hermione Hoby about her latest film, Playing For Keeps, her Broadway debut, and the variety of ways Arrested Development fans show their appreciation

Judy Greer has made around 80 movies over almost 15 years in Hollywood. But she appears to be oblivious to the protocol of the actor interview. She comes into the restaurant, makes the "there you are" hands gesture, as if we're old friends finally managing to meet up for lunch, and launches straight into confessional mode: "Oh my God: I totally just had like a 10-minute conversation with someone and I've got no idea who they were."

She also says "fuck" a lot, which strikes an odd note in this place – a muzak-oozing timewarp of a midtown Manhattan restaurant, all obsequious waiters and swaths of peach linen. Halfway through an answer she breaks off to frown at »

- Hermione Hoby

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Judy Greer on Arrested Development: 'I get flashed all the time. It's mostly men'

27 December 2012 4:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Quirky and upfront, the actor isn't your typical Hollywood veteran. She tells Hermione Hoby about her latest film, Playing For Keeps, her Broadway debut, and the variety of ways Arrested Development fans show their appreciation

Judy Greer has made around 80 movies over almost 15 years in Hollywood. But she appears to be oblivious to the protocol of the actor interview. She comes into the restaurant, makes the "there you are" hands gesture, as if we're old friends finally managing to meet up for lunch, and launches straight into confessional mode: "Oh my God: I totally just had like a 10-minute conversation with someone and I've got no idea who they were."

She also says "fuck" a lot, which strikes an odd note in this place – a muzak-oozing timewarp of a midtown Manhattan restaurant, all obsequious waiters and swaths of peach linen. Halfway through an answer she breaks off to frown at »

- Hermione Hoby

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Eric Stonestreet: All I Want To Do is Entertain

27 December 2012 11:03 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

On December 13, celebrities from the worlds of cinema, sports, music and television came together to provide our nation's heroes with a once in a lifetime event. Only thing is, the soldiers had no idea what lied in wait for them!

Cerritos College played host to twenty-eight unsuspecting service men and women who believed they'd been gathered to play a casual game of flag football to benefit Got Your 6 and the Pat Tillman Foundation. Unbeknownst to them, more than 12,000 fans were eagerly awaiting to cheer them on as they entered the jam-packed stadium. And the surprises didn't stop there.

After they were split into two teams, the soldiers were surprised to find their coaches were the legendary Bobby Bowden and Urban Meyer. Then each team was given a pro to play alongside when Kurt Warner and Marcus Allen took sides. Finally, they discovered Owen Wilson would also be playing, while Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet served as sideline »

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Hollywood stars including Beyonce and Jennifer Aniston launch anti-gun campaign

21 December 2012 4:16 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Hollywood's A-list has banded together in a new video campaigning against gun violence in the Us. Approximately 50 high profile celebrities including 'Diva' singer Beyonce, Selena Gomez, 'We're The Millers' star Jennifer Aniston, Michelle Williams, Steve Carell, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, 'Mad Men' star Jon Hamm, comedian Will Ferrell and Jason Bateman have joined forces in the powerful public service announcement demanding a plan to end gun related atrocities just one week after 20 children, all aged six and seven, and six adults were brutally murdered by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The group recall the slew of similar tragedies across the country in the video, including Columbine and Virginia Tech, »

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Paul Rudd, Jamie Foxx and Others Demand a Plan to End Gun Violence (Video)

21 December 2012 1:37 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., that left dozens dead last week, a slew of celebrities have assembled to highlight the subject of gun violence and seek solutions to the growing plague. Paul Rudd, Jamie Foxx, Beyonce, Michelle Williams, Jennifer Aniston, John Legend, Will Ferrell and Jason Bateman are but a sampling of the stars who've teamed up with the Demand a Plan organization to create a video, in which they reel off a list of shootings that have occurred in America in recent years, and urge »

- Tim Kenneally

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Watch: Beyonce, Jessica Alba & More Rally For Gun Control

21 December 2012 12:41 PM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

On the same day the National Rifle Association demanded access to guns be protected, a bevy of celebrities released a PSA urging lawmakers to put forth a substantive plan for increasing gun control.

Among the entertainers making appearances in the one-and-a-half minute ad for Demand a Plan are Jamie Foxx, Jason Bateman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Carey Mulligan, Beyonce, Jeremy Renner, Amy Poehler, Jessica Alba, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, John Legend, Nick Offerman, John Slattery, Selana Gomez, Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Chris Rock and Conan O'Brien.

As with many celebrity PSAs, each person says a few words that, taken as a whole, create a moving call to action. This particular video begins with the celebrities listing mass shootings, from Columbine to Virginia Tech. (Watch the whole PSA above.)

On Dec. 19, a number of celebrities and media figures took out a full-page ad in the New York Times, demanding action on gun control. »

- Kia Makarechi

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Beyonce and Jamie Foxx release video for Bloomberg's anti-gun campaign

21 December 2012 11:43 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

More than 40 celebrities appear in spot for Mayors Against Illegal Guns to urge Obama and Congress to end gun violence

As National Rifle Association executive vice-president Wayne Lapierre called for armed officers in schools at a Friday morning conference, a gun control advocacy group released a video with some of the most famous artists in the world calling for a plan to end gun violence.

Celebrities including Beyonce, Jamie Foxx and Jason Bateman call out: "Columbine, Virginia Tech, Tucson, Aurora, Fort Hood, Oak Creek, Newtown," as they make a plea to the government asking Barack Obama and Congress to take action and create legislation that ends gun violence.

More than 40 actors, comedians and musicians appear in the video, which is part of the Demand A Plan campaign organised by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, founded by New York mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The video's release coincided with the one-week anniversary of the Newtown shootings when 27 people, »

- Amanda Holpuch

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Beyonce, Jon Hamm, Steve Carell and more release PSA for gun control

21 December 2012 10:22 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

On the same day as the NRA’s press conference and a week after the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., celebrities are coming together with a simple message: “Enough.” In a new PSA, Elizabeth Banks, Jason Bateman, Will Ferrell, Selena Gomez, Peter Dinklage, Conan O’Brien, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Reese Witherspoon and 44 more lent their voices for a Mayors Against Illegal Guns PSA that speaks about the need for a new plan regarding guns.

“How many more colleges? How many more classrooms? How many more move theaters? How many more house of faith? How many more shopping malls? »

- Erin Strecker

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Watch: Sandra Bullock Puts A Ring On It In Red Band Trailer For 'The Heat' With Melissa McCarthy

19 December 2012 7:34 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In the span of about five months, audiences are going to see Melissa McCarthy, no holds barred, in three different films: starting this weekend in a memorable appearance in Judd Apatow's "This Is 40," in February in the road trip throwdown "Identity Thief" with Jason Bateman and then in the spring with Sandra Bullock in "The Heat." Is it too much? Well, she's certainly found her niche, playing larger than life and foul-mouthed down to a science and she's scattin' and beboppin' all over the place here. She provides the film's edge, playing the rougher half of the odd couple cop pairing with Bullock in the movie about...well, it's about something, we just haven't figured it out yet. But hey! There's Demian Bichir! But really, the latest from "Bridesmaids" helmer Paul Feig looks like a loose concept that's really just there to let the leads have fun, and »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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"Identity Thief": She's Having The Time Of His Life

19 December 2012 5:59 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek two trailers supporting director Seth Gordon’s upcoming comedy feature "Identity Thief", starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy.

Cast also includes Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip't.I.' Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick and Eric Stonestreet :

"...unlimited funds have allowed 'Diana' (McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There’s only one glitch: The ID she’s using to finance these sprees reads 'Sandy Bigelow Patterson' and it belongs to an accounts rep (Bateman) who lives halfway across the U.S.

"With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real  'Sandy Bigelow Patterson'  heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life. And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle the 2,000 miles to Denver, one easy target will »

- M. Stevens

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New Trailer for Identity Thief Comedy, with Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy

18 December 2012 6:12 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Universal Pictures has unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming "Identity Thief" comedy, starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids). Check it out below. Plot: Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (McCarthy) to live a great life in Miami, where she buys whatever she wants. There's only one problem: The ID she's using to finance these shopping sprees reads "Sandy Bigelow Patterson"... and it belongs to an accounts rep (Bateman) who lives halfway across the Us. With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads south to confront the woman, but will discover just how tough it is to get your name back. The new movie co-stars Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip "T.I." Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick and Eric Stonestreet. It's set to hit theaters on February 8th, 2013. Trailer: »

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Second ‘Identity Thief’ Trailer Features Even More Attempted Vehicular Homicide

18 December 2012 6:00 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Given the fact that Identity Thief stars Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, it wasn’t all that much of a surprise that its first trailer was full of laughs. But what kind of came out of nowhere was how many cars got crashed in it and how much serious physical trauma Bateman and McCarthy endured during just two minutes of footage. It got to the point where it started to look like they were starring in an action movie. The second trailer that just got released for the film doesn’t do anything to contradict that notion either. As a matter of fact, it gives us another scene where McCarthy gets hit by a car, and one where she gets her head smacked against a passenger seat window; and that’s in addition to the part where Bateman hits her with an acoustic guitar. Is it possible that this year’s rekindling of the Three Stooges franchise »

- Nathan Adams

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Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy star in Identity Thief trailer: watch now

18 December 2012 3:43 PM, PST | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Identity Thief has released a new trailer, in which Jason Bateman finds himself going in pursuit of Melissa McCarthy when she clones his identity for her own ill-gotten gains. When the authorities don't make any inroads in catching his tormentor, Bateman's character takes matters into his own hands, electing to go after McCarthy himself.  Thing is, she's made a few other enemies who aren't so white collar, and before long, the unlikely duo are thrown into a cross-country caper with a gang of gun-packing badasses on their tail. Take a...

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- George Wales

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AfterElton Briefs: "Out"'s Person Of The Year, Anderson's Greatest Fear, and Michael Kors is Leaving "Project Runway"

18 December 2012 2:55 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Casper Van Dien (above), who is 44, Rachel Griffiths is 44, Katie Holmes is 34, and Christina Aguilera is 32.The final two episodes of season three of Syfy's Haven will now air back-to-back on Thursday, January 17th from 8-10 Pm Et Gustavo Archilla, an inspiration for marriage-equality, has died at age 96.After an online petition went viral, Hasbro says it will soon reveal a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven.Out has named their Person Of The Year, and considering what happened this election cycle, it's no surprise.I thought they received a class or something on this stuff before they joined the team. So how long before the "That's not who I am" statement?In wonderful news, NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Reporter Richard Engel is safe after being kidnapped last week in Syria. I'm very thankful, cause he's hot. Oh, just kidding! I'd be just as glad even if he didn't have that sexy, »

- snicks

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Latest trailer for Seth Gordon’s ‘Identity Thief’

18 December 2012 1:38 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

With a a script by Craig Mazin (The Hangover Part II), Identity Thief sees director Seth Gordon re-team with his Horrible Bosses star Jason Bateman for another comedy of errors. Bateman stars in the film alongside Melissa McCarthy and a supporting cast that includes Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Eric Stonestreet, John Cho, Genesis Rodriguez, and Ti. Set for release next year, here’s the latest trailer for the film courtesy of Apple.

Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There’s only one glitch: The ID she’s using to finance these sprees reads “Sandy Bigelow Patterson” … and it belongs to an accounts rep (Bateman) who lives halfway across the U.S. With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads »

- Phil

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Watch a New Trailer for Identity Thief, Starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy

18 December 2012 1:00 PM, PST | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

Melissa McCarthy stole the show as a supporting player in last year’s Bridesmaids and this February she’ll try to do it again when she takes the lead opposite Jason Bateman in Identity Thief. From director Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), the upcoming comedy is about a man named Sandy Bigelow Patterson (Bateman) who has his identity stolen by a harmless-looking woman (McCarthy) and heads down to Florida to confront her and clear his name. The film also stars Amanda Peet and Jon Favreau. It hits theaters Feb. 8, 2013. Check out the brand new trailer below. »

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'Identity Thief' trailer: Melissa McCarthy fights Jason Bateman in comic battle

18 December 2012 12:08 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy don't hold anything back in the trailer for their upcoming comedy "Identity Thief."

McCarthy plays a con woman who steals Bateman's identity from across the country (it helps that his name is "Sandy"), and he decides to track her down to put an end to her thieving ways. But the pair wind up embroiled in an even bigger mess.

The trailer highlights both verbal and physical sparring between the two and it looks like the "Arrested Development" star and "Mike & Molly" leading lady could be an inspired match on the big screen.

The supporting cast includes Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family"), Amanda Peet ("The Good Wife"), John Cho ("Go On"), Maggie Elizabeth Jones ("Ben & Kate"), Jonathan Banks ("Breaking Bad") and Robert Patrick ("True Blood").

"Identity Thief" opens Feb. 8, 2013. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Watch: Melissa McCarthy Gets Physical In 'Identity Thief'

18 December 2012 11:55 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

A new trailer has been released for the upcoming movie "Identity Thief" -- watch the preview above.

Starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, "Identity Thief" is directed by Seth Gordon ("Horrible Bosses").

The film stars Bateman as Sandy Patterson, a businessman whose life is turned upside down when his identity is stolen. McCarthy plays Diana, or, as she portrays in the film, Sandy Bigelow Patterson, the woman who has stolen his identity. When he receives little help from law enforcement, Sandy goes after Diana, resulting in copious shenanigans.

McCarthy's celebrated performance in last year's "Bridesmaids" led her to not only an Oscar nomination, but an uptick in comedy castings. In addition to "Identity Thief," McCarthy appears in the upcoming "This is 40" as well as the 2013 comedy "The Heat."

"Identity Thief" also features Amanda Peet, T.I., and Jon Favreau. The movie hits theaters Feb. 8, 2013.

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- Madeline Boardman

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New ‘Identity Thief’ Trailer: Melissa McCarthy Gets Jason Bateman in Big Trouble

18 December 2012 11:37 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) directs the February comedy/crime flick Identity Thief, which teams up Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) and Melissa McCarthy (Bridemaids) as a very odd couple: a straight-laced businessman and the outrageous criminal who empties his bank account after stealing his identity.

The first Identity Thief trailer emphasizes the contrast between Bateman as the unwitting schmo and McCarthy’s cartoonish, frizzled-haired law-breaker. Today, we have a new theatrical promo that dives deeper into the plot and better accounts for the madness that ensues when these two people’s worlds collide.

All things considered, this new preview is an improvement on its predecessor. For starters, it provides an actual explanation as to why Bateman treks across the U.S. in order to capture McCarthy on his own. Moreover, introducing Genesis Rodriguez (Man on a Ledge, The ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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