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Nick Offerman has revealed that he enjoys making himself look as unattractive as possible on screen. The Parks and Recreation actor claimed that he became frustrated by Hollywood's obsession with appearance and felt it was a smart decision to "go in the opposite direction" for his own career. "The first thing I do is figure out what my transformation will be. I've done every possible facial hair configuration. And head hair - shaved, flattop, Mr. T's look a couple of times," he told Playboy. "I want and like to stand out, because when I got into the business, I quickly saw that the majority of people striving to get ahead were trying to be as good-looking or as cute as possible. "I was like, 'Man, what a drag, (more) »
- By Jennifer Still
Back for a third round of what can only be described as its very own brand of humor, Tim discovered something valuable about himself on the season premiere of "The Life and Times of Tim" (Fri., 9Pm Et on HBO). He is a terrible tipper.
The first hint wasn't a hint at all, but a rather blatant statement from the Chinese delivery guy after Tim gave him the quarter difference from the $9.75 total and a 10-dollar bill. "Your nickname to us is Mr. 5%," the delivery guy told him."
"I base it on distance traveled. You guys are like two doors down," Tim explained lamely.
That self-righteous arrogance and certainty, much like Larry David, came back to haunt him when he and Stu inadvertently tracked down Tim's old barber. The guy had moved and told all his "preferred" customers his new location, but neglected to tell Tim. After Tim basically told »
- Jason Hughes
Source: Movie Bob What, no Mr. T? The Expendables 2 is an upcoming ensemble action film directed by Simon West and written by David Agosto, Ken Kaufman, Sylvester Stallone and Richard Wenk. It is a sequel to the 2010 action film The Expendables, and stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film is scheduled to be released on August 17, 2012, by Lions Gate Entertainment. After taking a seemingly simple job for Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) the Expendables find their plans going awry and one of their own is brutally murdered by rival mercenary Jean Vilain (Jean-Claude Van Damme). The Expendables set out into hostile territory — with their new members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) — to put a stop to a deadly weapon and gain their revenge against the villain »
Way back in April last year, a sequel to 2009’s Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs was announced, coming just a few months after the first film’s substantial success, turning Sony’s $100m. budget into just under $250m. at the box office, an incredibly impressive feat for the relatively new directing pair of Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
Variety are reporting that Sony are once again turning to a relatively unknown duo to direct the sequel, in the form of Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, two Sony Animation artists who will be making their major debut with Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2.
Whilst I admit that I’m still yet to see the original, it looked brilliant when it came out two years ago, and had a lot of terrific talent lending their voices for the film, headed up by Bill Hader and Anna Faris, with Nil Patrick Harris, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Sony Pictures Animation has hired Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn to direct the sequel to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Chris Miller and Phil Lord directed the first film, but have since moved on to directing live-action movie like 21 Jump Street.
This will be Cameron and Pearn's first feature film directing gig, but they are both artists who worked on the first film for Sony. So they're familiar with the the territory. There's no information on what the story will be about, the movie hasn't even been officially greenlit yet, but I'm sure it will eventually happen.
I really enjoyed the first film, and I would love it if the sequel ended up being just as good and entertaining. I guess we'll see if Cameron and Pearn has what it takes to helm a movie.
Sony Pictures Animation has set Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn to direct the sequel to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs . Cameron and Pearn are Sony Pictures Animation artists who worked on the first film. Chris Miller and Phil Lord, who wrote and directed the original 2009 movie, will executive produce the follow up. Kirk Bodyfelt is producing. The picture has not yet received the green light. The original, which earned $243 million worldwide, was based on the children's book written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett and featured the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Bruce Campbell, Andy Samberg and Mr. T. »
The photo was taken in December of 1983, when Mr. T was invited to Washington to help the First Lady unveil the White House Christmas decorations. At the time Nancy Reagan was campaigning the say no to drugs for kids.
Since the American Music Awards, which aired Sunday on ABC, honor chart-toppers, we decided to work up our rundown of the show’s highlights (and, of course, lowlights, too) in Top 20 format. Ready to read your way to No. 1? Let’s (rock and) roll!
- Andy Patrick
You’ve been that person walking out of the theater smiling while the rest of the crowd passing by seem to be throwing their tickets away in disgust. You liked the bad movie. You’re not alone. We’ve all been there at some point, and it’s not a bad thing. Everyone deserves to indulge. Even the most hardened of cinephiles have a few skeleton’s in their closet – acclaimed critics included.
Roger Ebert liked The Zookeeper, A.O. Scott found “an amazing kind of emotional integrity and intensity” in the Twilight franchise, and Richard Corliss wasn’t afraid to say he enjoyed Clash of the Titans. Everyone has standalone indulgences like Zookeeper or Titans. There are hundreds of bad movies filled with just enough nostalgia or fun to keep you coming back for more. The choices become less clear when you start looking for the great guilty pleasure franchises though. »
- Phil Aram
Zohn, who won "Survivor: Africa," told People that he had been in remission from the cancer for 20 months until doctors found that it had returned on Sept. 14.
"It's localized in my lung area," Zohn, 37, told People. "But it's good that it's not all over my body."
Hodgkin's lymphoma, which is a cancer of lymph tissue, is much less common than the other lymphatic cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, according to the Mayo Clinic. Government data shows that there were 8,830 new cases of Hodgkin's lymphoma last year, and 1,300 deaths from the disease.
The disease is considered very curable when found early (and can even be curable when it's progressed to a more advanced stage), according to the A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia. More than 90 percent of people with early-stage Hodgkin's lymphoma will go on to live for 10 or more years, »
- The Huffington Post
Publisher Mohawk Media has today released the first issue of its digital comic book series, Dracula vs. Robin Hood vs. Jekyll & Hyde and they’ve provided us with a preview of the issue to show you just what to expect from the book which comes from writer Chris Bunting and is illustrated by Jl Czerniawski, who previously collaborated on the Mohawk’s official Mr. T graphic novels. Says Bunting:
I’ve already written a few famous faces, but this is something extra special: bringing a number of world-famous characters together for the ultimate showdown. My other goal was to redress the mistreatment these characters have so often received. Robin Hood isn’t portrayed here as the gallant hero he obviously never was, and Dracula is closer in tone to the original than perhaps ever before.
As for Jekyll and Hyde, he was the main inspiration for the Hulk. Because of this, »
Before he was named one of the 40 greatest standup comedians of all time, became an Emmy nominee and found his voice as one of the most wry political commentators of our time, Bill Maher was an actor.
And he made some amazingly cheesy TV shows and movies.
As the host of "Real Time" climbed his way up the standup ladder, he tried his hand at Hollywood's more traditional career path, first appearing in the 1983 film "DC Cab." The film, about a bunch of cab drivers in, you guessed it, DC, is most memorable for its amazingly time-appropriate cast, which featured Mr. T and Gary Busey.
Other notable moments in his acting career include, "Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death," and a two episode turn in "Murder She Wrote." But we'll let you take a look for yourself (hat tip to The Back Stage for the tip).
"Pizza Man »
- Jordan Zakarin
So somebody got a tattoo with cursive and butterflies, and it’s apparently in homage to Ashton Kutcher of That 70′s Show and Twitter. It says “Ashton Kutcher i love you love is forever fan love you,” which might have been something lost in translation? Because those words don’t make sense together, but you just do, person. Like you, I was initially baffled at how somebody could permanently etch some nonsense about the guy from Dude, Where’s My Car? into her skin. But then I remembered that, oh yeah, I have the face of Bea Arthur eternally plastered onto my left bicep. So joke’s on me, but not really because my tattoo is beautiful (and contains not a trace of irony, which is evident by my DVR, which is 99% Golden Girls, 1% House Hunters)! In fact, it’s the 25th 25 Most Hardcore Celebrity Tattoo on our list of …wait for it… »
- Eliot Glazer
With a cast that includes crusty old badasses from the 80s, 90s and today, including Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris and other, previously "The Expendables 2" was toying with an average age of about 123 (our guess). Now, however, with the addition of Liam Hemsworth, that number should drop significantly.
The younger brother of Thor's uncomfortably handsome Chris Hemsworth, Liam is largely unknown to American audiences, but that will be changing soon due to his role in "The Hunger Games," which with its youthful cast is like the yin to "The Expendables 2's" yang. Variety broke the news, but there's still no word on what role Hemsworth could play in the movie. We're crossing our fingers that there's some crazy mix-up with a time machine, causing one of the geezer's younger selves to join the group, but maybe that's just us.
As for the rest of the cast, »
- Aubrey Sitterson
(An article from our archives for your pleasure today)
Wrestling involves a great degree of acting, so it comes as no surprise that a number of wrestlers have attempted to make it in the movies over the years. With the formation of the WWE film division a few years ago WWE chairman Vince McMahon is determined to crack the big screen as well as dominating the small screen. Since the Hollywood success of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, a number of top wrestling stars have tried to follow in his footsteps and this shows no signs of letting up anytime soon with John Cena working with Die Hard 2 director Renny Harlin on the upcoming 12 Rounds, with no doubt countless other wrestler starring vehicles to follow.
No matter how talented in the ring a wrestler is if they don’t have the charisma to hold an audience’s attention in interviews »
- Gareth Bunkham
With both "The Expendables" and "Red" having done remarkably well at the box office, if there's one thing that 2010 taught us it's that America loves watching older men kick asses. Fortunately, "The Expendables 2" seems to be sticking with that winning formula and even amping it up a bit, as both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis will return to the sequel with larger roles.
Directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone, "The Expendales" featured a cast of certified Hollywood badasses including Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Terry Crews and Mickey Rourke. Also appearing in a brief, testosterone-laden scene in a church were Sly's partners in 1980s flexing-based films, Schwarzenegger and Willis. While it was a thrill seeing three action movie icons on screen together, it was more than a little disappointing when the trio didn't throw down together.
- Aubrey Sitterson
What is Movie News After Dark? It’s the only post-dusk movie news column you’ll need. At least until tomorrow night. We begin tonight with more photos from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the one by David Fincher. Why? Because even though we’ve shown Dragon Tattoo photos before, I still find them interesting. More interesting than any other visual stimuli released on this rather drab Tuesday, at least. AMC could very well be working on a talk show that would run just after episodes of The Walking Dead, a post-episode recap show. The folks over at io9 present several well-articulated ways for how AMC’s zombie talk show could be brilliant. As long as it’s live. Also in the realm of hows and whys is Movies.com’s Erik Davis, who would like you to know why The Lion King 3D will not ruin your childhood memories. First »
- Neil Miller
 What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 56 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might've missed that you think should go in /Film's Page 2 - email us ! Header Photo: Kaminoan created  this awesome Lego Tron: Legacy lightcycle using electroluminescent wires. Hilary Duff is reportedly  receiving a severance deal worth $100,000 for no longer being involved with the Bonnie and Clyde remake.  Today's t-shirt of Ript Apparel  is a Buffy The Vampire Slayer-inspired design "Sunnydale Lumber". Erik Davis reasons  that The Lion King 3D Will Not Ruin Your Childhood Memories.  Diamond Select Toys has posted  a preview of their upcoming Ghostbusters "Terror Dog" light-up statue. »
- Peter Sciretta
When said pilot is a drama set in the golden 1980s era of professional wrestling, the ghost of Randy "Macho Man" Savage smiles down from Heaven.
The untitled pilot was just sold to NBC/Universal and will have its script written by Spartacus: Gods of the Arena writers Brent Fletcher and Seamus Kevin Fahey. Both Bruckheimer and Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) are executive producers.
It's unlikely that this show will draw on the actual history of professional wrestling at that time. Back then, Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Federation (yup, the old school WWF acronym was in use back then) was emerging as a major player in pro wrasslin' thanks to an appearance by Hulk Hogan in Rocky III »
- Patrick Sauriol
Everett Jeff Bridges
Bridges worked with producer T-Bone Burnett on the Blue Note Records album, which was released today. Ten ballads make up “Jeff Bridges,” the actor’s second record – in 2000, he released “Be Here Soon.”
Read some reviews of his new album here.
“If Bad Blake, the boozy country singer Jeff Bridges »
- Barbara Chai
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