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3 items from 2015

Tom Shadyac Signs With Paradigm; Can Filmmaker Reclaim His Comic Star?

6 November 2015 9:04 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Tom Shadyac has signed with Paradigm. The agency will try to help the writer-director-producer regain the early career mojo he enjoyed when he was as close to a can’t-miss hitmaker as any comedy director in Hollywood. His billion-dollar run started with his feature debut Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and the string of hits included The Nutty Professor, Liar Liar, Patch Adams and Bruce Almighty. He also exec produced the ABC hit sitcom 8 Simple Rules. Shadyac’s… »

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Tbt Flashback! See Magic Mike Xxl's Jada Pinkett Smith and Channing Tatum in Decade-Old Interviews

2 July 2015 3:05 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

We're going all the way back to 1996 at the red carpet for The Nutty Professor. Remember, the movie with Eddie Murphy in a fat suit? Jada Pinkett Smith gets flirty with her interviewer with hubby Will Smith right around the corner. "If I wasn't with Will. Me and you. I'd be with you," she jokingly tells her interviewer.  The director Tom Shadyac then tries to start some beef with Mr. Smith by implying he's trying to steal his lady.  The Fresh Prince star shows he's a good sport with a hearty laugh.  Channing Tatum, bald?! There's not a single hair to be found on the hunk's head for this pre-megastardom interview in 2004 for the »

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Ace Ventura Originally Killed People In His First Movie

1 July 2015 9:19 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective could have been a heck of a lot darker than it turned out. While it.s known as one of Jim Carrey.s more well-known and highly over-the-top comedies, earlier drafts of the script included gruesome beheadings and one guy.s suicide by shooting himself through the mouth. Though these moments were featured in the original script (available online) and the commentary track from director Tom Shadyac, these script scenes are causing a viral storm online.  A Reddit user found the original script at and took a screenshot of these scenes, which was then posted to the content-sharing platform through Imgur. The first scene details how different the pet detective's encounter with Lt. Lois Einhorn.s goons could have gone. Standing on top of a machine and brandishing a 200 lb. metal hook attached to a chain from the ceiling, Ace "gently releases" the hook, »

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