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Steve Buscemi’s ‘Park Bench’ Returning To AOL For Second Season

19 hours ago | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

With its yearly Newfronts presentation around the corner, AOL has announced a second season for one of its most significant original series. Park Bench, which centers on actor Steve Buscemi as he chats candidly with celebrity guests in informal settings, will air new episodes via AOL On.

Park Bench was first announced directly before last year's Newfronts, where AOL touted it among 12 brand new, star-driven original series. The first season, which featured guest appearances from Chris Rock, Janeane Garofalo, and Buscemi's brother Michael in its debut episode, arrived in May of that year. Park Bench succeeded not just because of Buscemi's rapport with his guests, but also because of scripted elements that added a fun, playful twist to the talk show format.

Viewers who check out Park Bench's second season should expect more of the same. According to a press release from AOL, guests who will join Buscemi on »

- Sam Gutelle

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Chris Rock's Take on Why Baseball Is Losing Black Fans Is Hilarious and a Must-Watch—So, Watch!

23 April 2015 4:49 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Disclaimer: You probably need to enjoy Chris Rock's stand-up to enjoy his explanation of why Major League Baseball is hemorrhaging both black fans and black players. And you might want to care about baseball to begin with, too. Because this very interesting argument, which Rock made for HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel, is told in monologue fashion, is peppered with expletives and sounds perfectly reasonable. "I'm an endangered species—a black baseball fan," he launches right in. The Brooklyn-raised comedian and filmmaker reminisces about the New York Mets' 1986 World Series win, featuring assists from Darryl Strawberry, Doc Gooden, Kevin Mitchell and Mookie Wilson, back when "20 »

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Chris Rock Explains Why Black Americans Abandoned Baseball, On HBO’s ‘Real Sports’

22 April 2015 1:02 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Chris Rock debuted on HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel last night, and wondered what became of African-Americans in baseball. Rock’s the latest comedic voice tapped by HBO to close the sports show’s episodes with some take on an element of the sports industry. In February, HBO announced Bill Maher would debut this new segment on the program as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. “I'm an endangered species: a black baseball fan,” Rock began. “When I was growing up, we… »

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Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman, and Max Silvestri on the End of Their Weekly Comedy Show, Big Terrific

22 April 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

On June 5, 2008, Big Terrific, a stand-up comedy show hosted by then-unknowns Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman, and Max Silvestri, started in earnest in the back bar of the Williamsburg record store Sound Fix. Over the course of the next seven years (which included a venue change to Williamsburg's Cameo), Big Terrific emerged as the best comedy show in the city. Part of the success was the lineups, which have included the likes of Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock, and Aziz Ansari (Ansari in particular has appeared frequently), but mostly it was Jenny, Gabe, and Max, whose friendship created an inviting atmosphere, and whose individual comedy was so consistently hilarious and specific that you knew you were going to have a good time on any given Wednesday night. Sadly, Big Terrific is ending this week. Tonight is the last show at Cameo, and this Sunday, the trio will do two final »

- Jenny Slate,Gabe Liedman,Max Silvestri

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From Actor to "Action!", Exploring the Debuts of 19 Actors-Turned-Directors

21 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Over the course of film history, we've seen plenty of long-time actors step behind the camera to take up their directorial ambitions. Clint Eastwood did it. Mel Gibson did it. George Clooney did it. What do these three have in commonc Well, for starters, they are all men, so there's that. Further, they are all white, but more on that later. More to the point of the article, these men all eased into their directorial careers by starring in their respective debuts, using their presence on screen to help market their talents off it. And with his feature directorial effort The Water Diviner, which hits limited theaters this week, Russell Crowe is just the most recent addition to a growing list of actors who have decided to try their hand behind the camera. Like Eastwood, Gibson, and Clooney before him, the Best Actor winner stars in his first feature as director, »

- Jordan Benesh

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Which Hot Hollywood Chris Is Your Favorite?

20 April 2015 12:40 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The Chrises of Hollywood - Pratt, Pine, Evans, Hemsworth, and Rock- have been making a name for themselves both on and off screen lately. Pals Chris Evans and Chris Pratt had a memorable Super Bowl bet that led to them wearing their superhero costumes while visiting sick children in hospitals. Meanwhile, Chris Hemsworth proved he can rock a mullet and still be one of People's sexist men alive. And who can forget Chris Pine's viral cry at the 2015 Oscars? Finally, Chris Rock has been making headlines for his thought-provoking comments on racism following the December 2014 release of Top Five. It's clear the Chrises are reigning supreme - just look at why it's a good time to be a Chris in Hollywood - but which guy is your favorite? Vote below! »

- Marina-Liao

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Criterion Blu-ray Reviews: Ride The Pink Horse, The Soft Skin, and Don’T Look Now

18 April 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Criterion Collection have added three thrillers to their impressive collection, with Robert Montgomery’s Ride the Pink Horse, Nicholas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now and Francois Truffaut’s The Soft Skin all offering different thrills for those who love movies. [caption id="attachment_442129" align="alignright" width="352"] Image via Criterion Collection[/caption] Robert Montgomery is an actor whose appeal and importance has faded. Though well respected in his time, the closest he has to a signature role would be in Here Comes Mr. Jordan, which was later remade by both Warren Beatty (as Heaven Can Wait) and Chris Rock (Down to Earth). He never won an Oscar and stopped making movies by 1950, when he turned to television. But with two of his directing efforts, there is a sense that we didn’t get the best of the performer, that he might have had a masterpiece in him. He directed two films in 1947, the first being Lady in the Lake, »

- Andre Dellamorte

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Tilda Swinton Wrote a Poem for Amy Schumer

16 April 2015 7:34 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It's time for the Time "100," when influential, important people write about other influential, important people. There is Elon Musk writing that Kanye would be the “first person to tell you he belongs on this list,” Martha Stewart calling Kim Kardashian and her clan "a totally modern construct,"and Oliver Platt falling in "mad unrequited love" with Bradley Cooper the first time he met him. There are little gems like Björk writing Marina Abramovic an email that said, “I’m so proud to tell you that our baby volcano is just born — it’s so beautiful!” and Chris Rock joking that Top Five should have been called Kevin Hart Presents Chris Rock’s Top Five With Kevin Hart.But the best ones, of course, are the ones that come from the heart, and who better to wax poetic about Amy Schumer than her ultimate stan, Tilda Swinton? Let's not forget how »

- E. Alex Jung

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‘SNL’ Documentary Pulls Back the Curtain on Influential Show

15 April 2015 3:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Like many Americans, director Bao Nguyen first discovered “Saturday Night Live” by staying up past his bedtime and secretly watching the latenight television show.

As a teenager, Nguyen’s introduction came in the form of the mid-1990s cast of Adam Sandler and Chris Farley — a time of Opera Man, the Gap girls, motivational speaker Matt Foley and “The Chanukah Song.” In other words, several iterations and recurring sketches ago, but it’s a relatable initiation.

“Everyone has grown up watching ‘SNL,'” he said. “When it came out in 1975, the idea of doing a live comedy show was revolutionary. Now it’s become an institution.”

It fell to Nguyen to connect the generations of comedians who passed through Studio 8H and the impact that the show continues to have on popular and political culture with his new film, “Live From New York!” The documentary look at the show’s »

- Brent Lang

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MTV Movie Awards 2015: Winners list in full

12 April 2015 6:25 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The 24th MTV Movie Awards were held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California on April 12 with Amy Schumer as host. Digital Spy presents a full list of winners below:

Movie of the Year

American Sniper

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Guardians of the Galaxy

Gone Girl

The Fault In Our Stars Winner!

Boyhood

Whiplash

Selma

Best Female Performance

Jennifer Lawrence - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Emma Stone - Birdman

Shailene Woodley - The Fault In Our Stars Winner!

Reese Witherspoon - Wild

Scarlett Johansson - Lucy

Best Male Performance

Bradley Cooper - American Sniper Winner!

Chris Pratt - Guardians of the Galaxy

Ansel Elgort - The Fault In Our Stars

Miles Teller - Whiplash

Channing Tatum - Foxcatcher

Best Scared As S**t Performance

Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl

Annabelle Wallis - Annabelle

Jennifer Lopez - The Boy Next Door Winner!

Dylan O'Brien »

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MTV Movie Award Winners: Full List

12 April 2015 5:06 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The MTV Movie Awards, honoring the biggest movies of the year, went down on Sunday, with “The Fault in Our Stars,” “The Maze Runner” and “Neighbors” emerging as the biggest winners.

The awards show will started at 8p.m. Et/Pt on MTV, filmed live from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Comedian Amy Schumer hosted the show that saw some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

The MTV Movie Awards is often seen as a different alternative to the other film fetes that occur during the year, honoring more mainstream movies than the Oscars and hosting more oddball categories, including best Wtf moment, best kiss and best shirtless performance.

See below a full list of winners.

Movie of the Year

The Fault in Our Stars” (20th Century Fox) (Winner)

American Sniper” (Warner Bros.)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ (Lionsgate)

Guardians of the Galaxy” (Disney)

Gone Girl” (20th Century Fox)

Boyhood »

- Variety Staff

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MTV Movie Award Winners: Full List

12 April 2015 5:06 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The MTV Movie Awards, honoring the biggest movies of the year, went down on Sunday, with “The Fault in Our Stars,” “The Maze Runner” and “Neighbors” emerging as the biggest winners.

The awards show will started at 8p.m. Et/Pt on MTV, filmed live from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Comedian Amy Schumer hosted the show that saw some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

The MTV Movie Awards is often seen as a different alternative to the other film fetes that occur during the year, honoring more mainstream movies than the Oscars and hosting more oddball categories, including best Wtf moment, best kiss and best shirtless performance.

See below a full list of winners.

Movie of the Year

The Fault in Our Stars” (20th Century Fox) (Winner)

American Sniper” (Warner Bros.)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ (Lionsgate)

Guardians of the Galaxy” (Disney)

Gone Girl” (20th Century Fox)

Boyhood »

- Variety Staff

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2015 MTV Movie Awards Nominees and Winners - Complete List

12 April 2015 4:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The 2015 MTV Movie Awards were handed out Sunday, April 12 in a telecast held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Here is a complete list of all the winners and nominees. Movie of the Year "American Sniper" "Boyhood" "The Fault in Our Stars" - Winner "Gone Girl" "Guardians of the Galaxy" "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" "Selma" "Whiplash" Best Male Performance Bradley Cooper, "American Sniper" - Winner Ansel Elgort, "The Fault in Our Stars" Chris Pratt, "Guardians of the Galaxy" Channing Tatum, "Foxcatcher" Miles Teller, "Whiplash" Best Female Performance Scarlett Johansson, "Lucy" Jennifer Lawrence, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" Emma Stone, "Birdman" Reese Witherspoon, "Wild" Shailene Woodley, "The Fault in Our Stars" - Winner Best Scared-as-s*** Performance Zach Gilford, "The Purge: Anarchy" Jennifer Lopez, "The Boy Next Door" - Winner Dylan O'Brien, "The Maze Runner" Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl" Annabelle Wallis, "Annabell" Breakthrough Performance Ellar Coltrane, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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MTV Movie Awards 2015 Winners: The Full List

12 April 2015 12:54 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The 2015 MTV Movie Awards -- celebrating a distinctive mix of high- and lowbrow cinema -- are tonight, and Moviefone has got you covered: We'll be watching the ceremony live, and updating this post in real time as the winners are announced. Save this link and check back throughout the night to see who took home the top prizes.

Amy Schumer, star of Comedy Central hit "Inside Amy Schumer" and the upcoming Judd Apatow flick "Trainwreck," is hosting this year's ceremony. Presenters scheduled to appear include Amanda Seyfried, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Dwayne Johnson, Jeremy Renner, Jimmy Kimmel, Mark Ruffalo, Mark Wahlberg, Miles Teller, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Sofía Vergara, and Vin Diesel.

Stars accepting non-competitive awards tonight include Robert Downey Jr. (MTV Generation Award), Shailene Woodley (MTV Trailblazer Award), and Kevin Hart (Comedic Genius Award).

Movie Of The Year

Winner: The Fault in Our Stars

American Sniper

Boyhood

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 »

- Katie Roberts

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Recap: 'Saturday Night Live' – Taraji P. Henson and Mumford & Sons

11 April 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After a slow start to 2015 (anniversary special excluded), the last two weeks of “Saturday Night Live” have been a return to form. Both the Dwayne Johnson and Michael Keaton episodes were excellent, now the show has the chance to complete the trifecta with Taraji P. Henson as host. There’s bound to be at least one “Empire”-centric sketch tonight (probably involving musical guest Mumford & Sons, because why not), but personally? I’m hoping Taran Killam gets to bust out his amazing Brad Pitt impression opposite Henson in a parody of “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button.” (Those banking on a “Person Of Interest" parody might be disappointed.) Still, there’s far more than parodies planned tonight, and as per usual, I’ll be covering them in liveblog form. Follow along starting at 11:30 pm Est, and leave your comments throughout the show as I grade each segment in real time. »

- Ryan McGee

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First Trailer For SNL 40th Anniversary Documentary ‘Live From New York!’

11 April 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Even though we’ve never had Saturday Night Live on TV regularly over here in the UK, I’ve somehow known about it my whole life and the sheer, massive, and hilarious influence its had on the North American and world comedy scene. It’s a completely unique cauldron of unexpectedly and somewhat ridicolously talented human beings, made from skin and funny stuff.

We’ve got the first trailer for Live From New York! that’s set to look through SNL’s history in-depth and give us some of the best highlights along the way, I’d say that’s guaranteed. As you’ll see in the trailer, it was all thanks to Canadian Lorne Michaels – so we’ll hear a lot about him – but there are also interviews with the stars of the historic show along the way that includes Laraine Newman, Chris Rock, Candice Bergen, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, »

- Dan Bullock

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Watch: First Trailer for ‘SNL’ Documentary ‘Live From New York!’

11 April 2015 9:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saturday Night Live’s” 40th anniversary party just won’t stop.

The first trailer for the documentary “Live From New York!” — which chronicles the iconic NBC sketch comedy show’s cultural and historical impact — has debuted, offering old footage from the series and a new look at the behind-the-scenes magic that goes into putting it on week to week.

“They said it would be a cross between ’60 Minutes’ and ‘Monty Python,'” former cast member Laraine Newman (1975-1980) says in the trailer.

The video features interviews with cast members and writers from over the decades, including Candice Bergen, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock and John Goodman.

“It’s the only form where everyone is necessary to the end,” creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels says. “We don’t go on because we’re ready, we go on because it’s 11:30.”

The film kicks off the Tribeca Film Festival »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Crush of the week: Gabrielle Union

11 April 2015 5:16 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

‘Union is a classic Cool Girl, the type that appeals to men and women: she’s fun and sporty, and beautiful in that girl-next-door way; she also looks like she means business’

1999 was a magical year for teen movies: it was when 10 Things I Hate About You and She’s All That were released. These two films have one actor in common, Gabrielle Union, and she fills her second-fiddle position with aplomb. Her screen time is limited to serving the arcs of the main players (Julia Stiles, Rachael Leigh Cook), but you still notice her: as Chastity in 10 Things, she asks the great question, “Can you ever just be whelmed?”. She was 26 at the time, playing 17.

Union, now 42, began her showbiz life as a model. This led to small TV roles, then movies, supplemented with appearances in Friends, ER and Ugly Betty. She’s a classic Cool Girl, the type »

- Bim Adewunmi

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Vin Diesel And Chris Rock Join Ang Lee Drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

9 April 2015 2:52 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In one of the most intriguing casting announcements to emerge in recent weeks, Deadline reports that Vin Diesel and Chris Rock have both been locked in to appear in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

The intrigue is sparked largely because of the film’s source material, story, tone and director. Brokeback Mountain‘s Ang Lee directs the film from a script by Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy, which is in turn based on the novel by Ben Fountain. There’s no sign of car chases or broad comedy; two elements that usually attract Diesel and Rock. That’s not to infer that neither of capable of delivering dramatic performances, just that their involvement is unexpected.

And if the company of acting talent is anything to go by, they are involved in a grand ensemble. Newcomer Joe Alwyn leads the movie as Billy Lynn, a 19-year old whose wartime heroics »

- Gem Seddon

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Watch: Tribeca Opener 'Live From New York!' Gets a Starry Trailer

9 April 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: SNL Documentary 'Live From New York' Getting a Theatrical Release Ahead of its premiere at the forthcoming Tribeca Film Festival, a trailer for the documentary "Live From New York!" has been released. The film, directed by Bao Nguyen, will cover the shows' mammoth 40 year run, continuing the celebration of the legendary show after February's anniversary blow out. The roughly two minute trailer (courtesy of Yahoo!) features many of the famous faces associated SNL, including Tina Fey, Rudy Giuliani, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock and more, as they discuss the impact the "cross between '60 Minutes' and 'Monty Python'" has had both culturally and politically. The documentary opens the Tribeca Film Festival on April 15. Read More: Watch: 14 of the Best Forgotten 'Saturday Night Live' Sketches »

- David Ballard

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