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Box Office Actuals for Worst July 4 Weekend Since 1987 Adjusted for Inflation

7 July 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

This past weekend had the fewest number of reader predictions I can remember and given the lackluster Fourth of July weekend perhaps we've reached a point where no one cares any longer. I mean, we're talking about a weekend where compared to the year prior the $118.5 million combined total of the top 12 was down 47% from last year and, as Box Office Mojo points out, it was the worst Independence Day weekend since 1999 when the top 12 managed $116.5 million, but you adjust for inflation and that comes to $182.5M. In fact, adjusted for inflation, this is the worst Independence Day weekend since 1987, a weekend where there wasn't a single film in the top 12 playing in more than 1,980 theaters and the Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks television remake of Dragnet took the #1 spot with $7 million in its second weekend. The two new films that weekend were Innerspace starring Martin Short in 1,603 theaters and »

- Brad Brevet

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return Blu-ray Release Date and Details

6 July 2014 5:18 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Fox Home Entertainment has announced the Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Blu-ray release date is August 26, and there will be no early Digital HD release that is quickly becoming all the rage in home video these days.

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is an animated musical starring the voice talent of Lea Michele, Dan Aykroyd, Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Patrick Stewart, Kelsey Grammer and more, and features music by Bryan Adams. The Clarius Entertainment production earned  $8.4 million during its limited theatrical engagement.

The Blu-ray edition of Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return comes packaged with DVD and Digital HD versions of the film with the feature presentation being offered in 1.78:1 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. A handful of bonus features are comprised of the following:

Legends of Oz: The Music of Oz

Legends of Oz: The Legacy of Oz

Sing Along the Yellow Brick Road

Legends of Oz: Activity »

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Father of the Bride 3 May Be Greenlit with Steve Martin, Gay Marriage Storyline

16 June 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Steve Martin is rumoured to be reprising his role as George Banks, the eponymous "Father" in the Father of the Bridemovies, in the soon-to-be in-production Father of the Bride 3. This would be Martin’s first film role since receiving his honourary Oscar from the Academy Awards in 2013 for his contributions to comedy.

The alleged twist in the next Father of the Bride sequel is that the film will focus on George’s gay son, Matty (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’s Kiernan Culkin) and his upcoming nuptials to a Navy Seal’s son. Charles Shyer will return to write and direct, but no cast members have been confirmed as of yet. Here’s hoping Culkin, Martin Short, and Diane Keaton will also sign up for the sequel.

We’re guessing it won’t be called "Father of the Bride 3." Maybe "Father of the Groom"? Well, according to Steve Martin’s recent Twitter activity – and, »

- Sasha James

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Update: Steve Martin to reprise his role in Father of the Bride 3

16 June 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Update: Steve Martin has taken to Twitter to refute any knowledge of the third Father Of The Bride movie. While that doesn't mean it isn't happening, it certainly doesn't sound like a ringing endorsement. Yet another mid-nineties film is getting a sequel two decades after the last one. This time it is Father Of The Bride. The first two films were box office successes directed by Nancy Myers and starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Diane Keaton. The new film, Father Of The Bride 3, »

- Alex Maidy

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Father of the Bride stars then & now: From Steve Martin to Kieran Culkin

16 June 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It's currently being reported that Steve Martin will be reprising his role as cynical businessman George Banks in Father of the Bride 3.

Martin is tipped to return alongside Diane Keaton as wife Nina Banks in the comedy, which will see the couple's son Matty revealing his plans to marry the son of a Us Navy Seal.

1991's Father of the Bride was based on the 1950 movie of the same, while 1995's sequel was loosely based on 1951's Father's Little Dividend.

As we anticipate a potential Part III, catch up on the major stars' exploits since - and compare how they looked then and now:

Steve Martin

Steve Martin - already an established Hollywood name before Father of the Bride - plays hapless patriarch George Banks, who suffers a series of ridiculous misfortunes (and a mild breakdown - the too-plentiful pack of hotdogs springs to mind) after his daughter announces that she's getting married. »

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Will You Watch Another Father of the Bride?

16 June 2014 8:49 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Brace yourself: Steve Martin is set to return for Father of the Bride 3. If you're thinking, "Hey, I didn't know they were making that," you're in good company. News broke just this week that a third film is in the works, and there is already a synopsis. This sequel finds George (Martin) in the midst of another wedding, this one for his son, who's marrying a Navy Seal's son. George doesn't react well to the news, and Nina (Diane Keaton) kicks him out of the house. What are your thoughts? Is this something you would want to see, or do you wish the franchise would stay in the '90s? Would you only see it if you knew for sure that Franck (Martin Short) would be involved? Most importantly: would you see Father of the Bride 3 and the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel in one ridiculous double feature? Update: Steve Martin has »

- Maggie Pehanick

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'Father of the Bride 3' Gets a Gay Twist

16 June 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Well, it's never too late to return to the "Father of the Bride" well, we suppose, as Disney and Warner Bros are currently working on a "Father of the Bride 3," the third film in the trilogy that started in 1991 with "Father of the Bride" and continued in 1995 with "Father of the Bride Part II." (The first film was a remake of a 1950 film of the same name that starred Spencer Tracy and Joan Bennett, while the second was a loose remake of that film's sequel, "Father's Little Dividend," which also starred Tracy and Bennett along with Elizabeth Taylor.) But this time out, there's a gay twist!

According to Nikki Finke, who broke the story, the "twist" is that Little Matty (the little boy from the first two films) is now 29 and gay and getting married to a Navy Seal's son. Oh man, can you imagine the hilarity? Martin will definitely return as the titular father, »

- Drew Taylor

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'22 Jump Street': 10 pop-culture references you might have missed (and three you wish you had)

14 June 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

No doubt fans of 21 Jump Street recognized plenty of callbacks and self-deprecating cracks made by Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in the über-meta sequel 22 Jump Street. From a running gag about how sequels are more expensive versions of the exact same thing (including undercover partners Schmidt and Jenko’s high-tech new HQ, which Jenko describes as cool “as a Cube of Ice”) to the line “F— you, doves!” (surely a throwback to the first installment’s fan-favorite line “F— you, science!”), the movie was chockablock with them.

That said, judging from some conspicuous moments of silence during gags at the »

- Lanford Beard

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[Video] 'America's Got Talent' One Act to Watch: A Talented (and Dreamy) Singer

4 June 2014 3:02 AM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Well folks, America's Got Talent's second night of auditions was filled with singing, acrobatting, card-tossing, motor cross stunting, praying, jumping, tapping and baby rapping. Some of the best entertainment involved our judges Heidi Klum who let a magician swipe her bra, Howie Mandel who got a cranial lobotomy via magical massage, and both Howie and Howard Stern who demonstrate their dancing prowess after mere moments of tutelage by an amazing male salsa team, David Leeman. It was good entertainment, folks, and we learned that Howie dances like Martin Short. That was a gas.

As my esteemed colleague Bill pointed out in his recap, there was considerable talent in this Agt auditi-sode. While I'm with Bill on the quality of last nights performances, I didn't think even its best selections topped the premiere's soul sister operatic singers Acte II, sympathetic singer Jaycob Curlee, and dynamic digital dancers Blue Journey. That being said, »

- editor@buddytv.com

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Comedy Maven Lorne Michaels Widens His Empire Beyond ‘SNL’

28 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When Maya Rudolph, Martin Short and Seth Meyers show up on “Saturday Night Live,” viewers might see it as just another instance of the comedy institution tapping its famous alumni. But it’s also part of the latest business foray by producer Lorne Michaels.

The “Saturday Night Live” impresario cultivated an outsider’s image when he launched the latenight program, using it to tilt at TV business conventions and American popular culture. Now, nearing 70, he has become the consummate insider — and his empire is growing.

As “SNL” approaches its 40th season, Michaels controls nearly all of the Peacock’s latenight properties including “The Tonight Show” and “Late Night”; he’s in the midst of testing a variety-show concept featuring Rudolph; and he’s steering “Mulaney,” a comedy set to launch on Fox in the fall.

“He’s not feeling a need to just expand his portfolio for the sake of it, »

- Brian Steinberg

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return Review

19 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Following on from Sam Raimi’s endeavour into the fantastical world of Oz last spring, we now have another spin-off from the treasured and widely renowned world created by author L. Frank Baum. This time, adapting his grandson Roger S.Baum’s novel, directors Will Finn and Dan St. Pierre bring us Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, delving into this surreal universe in computer animated form.

Though biding her time in Kansas, Dorothy (Lea Michele) is alerted to the danger ongoing in her beloved Oz, with the dastardly Jester (Martin Short) wreaking havoc in the name of the Wicked Witch of the West, turning innocent civilians into marionettes. Transported back magically with the help of the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and the Cowardly Lion (James Belushi), Dorothy then has a task on her hands to reach the castle, embarking on an adventure across Oz alongside »

- Stefan Pape

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Watch: Andy Samberg Brings Happy Last Hurrah to SNL's 39th Season

18 May 2014 11:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

SNL's always-game, beloved former cast member Andy Samberg returned to the show for its 39th season finale. He attempted to beat Bill Hader’s impression record by rapidly hitting 24 impressions in a row during his monologue. They were so-so, but Samberg's bushy-tailed confidence kept it entertaining. Hader returned to reclaim his number, with Martin Short arriving to give him congratulatory flowers. It befits a SNL season finale for former cast-members and notable guests to return--to wave, cameo, assist, and smile along. This episode saw drop-bys from Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen, Pharrell, and Maya Rudolph.Rudolph was particularly fantastic, especially in reprising her Beyonce for SNL's explanation of the sordid Solange Knowles vs. Jay-z elevator fight. SNL provided an innocent interpretation of events (Solange saved Jay-z from a spider!). This was a welcome, maybe too safe strategy. Stomaching violent ruptures in the lives of our celebrity idols is difficult--and a cute. »

- Maggie Lange

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Watch: Andy Samberg Brings Happy Last Hurrah to SNL's 39th Season

18 May 2014 11:35 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

SNL's always-game, beloved former cast member Andy Samberg returned to the show for its 39th season finale. He attempted to beat Bill Hader’s impression record by rapidly hitting 24 impressions in a row during his monologue. They were so-so, but Samberg's bushy-tailed confidence kept it entertaining. Hader returned to reclaim his number, with Martin Short arriving to give him congratulatory flowers. It befits a SNL season finale for former cast-members and notable guests to return--to wave, cameo, assist, and smile along. This episode saw drop-bys from Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen, Pharrell, and Maya Rudolph.Rudolph was particularly fantastic, especially in reprising her Beyonce for SNL's explanation of the sordid Solange Knowles vs. Jay-z elevator fight. SNL provided an innocent interpretation of events (Solange saved Jay-z from a spider!). This was a welcome, maybe too safe strategy. Stomaching violent ruptures in the lives of our celebrity idols is difficult--and a cute. »

- Maggie Lange

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'Saturday Night Live' finale recap: School's out, but not before Andy Samberg's class reunion

18 May 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

What did you think of SNL’s 39th season?

Maybe, instead, we should begin with a different question: What did SNL itself think of its 39th season?

The answer: Not much, if Saturday’s finale was any indication. Any time a former cast member hosts the show, we’re guaranteed to see a barrage of cameos from fellow alumni. But the sheer volume of ex-repertory players that showed up last night — and stuck around, taking up more attention and screen time than some new featured players have gotten all season — made the finale feel more like an unearned victory lap than a standalone episode. »

- Hillary Busis

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'SNL' Solves Jay Z-Solange Mystery in Season Finale

18 May 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Saturday Night Live closed out its 39th season with the return of some of its most beloved recent alumni, along with a bevy of surprise star cameos from the likes of Pharrell, Paul Rudd and 2 Chainz.

The 10 Best 'Saturday Night Live' Sketches From This Season 

The cold open delivered a message from Solange (Sasheer Zamata) and Jay Z (Jay Pharoah) in an attempt to clear up the rumors surrounding their recent elevator altercation. "Let me tell you once and for all what I think of this man," Solange »

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‘SNL’: Cold Open On Jay-z Vs. Solange Smackdown Sparkles With Maya Rudolph’s Beyonce (Video)

18 May 2014 4:23 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Saturday Night Live cold-opened its 39th season finale riffing on the security video of Jay-z and Solange duking it out in an elevator, providing a “soundtrack” revealing that Solange was just trying to brush a spider off the mogul rapper’s  jacket. Even with the delicious Maya Rudolph showing up as Beyonce, it was pretty flat beer. Guest host and SNL alum Andy Samberg, hot off his Brooklyn Nine-Nine series (produced by NBCUniversal and shown on Fox), monologued about his prominence in SNL videos and played dueling impressionists with Bill Hader and, very briefly, Martin Short. It wasn’t until almost an hour into the show that SNL troupers present and past fired on all cylinders, with a Michael Sam-inspired Vogelcheck family orgy of tongue-in-everyone-else’s-cheeks (and ears, hair, etc.) featuring alums Fred Armisen, Kristin Wiig and Paul Rudd. Here’s the opener: Here’s Samberg’s intro: And here »

- Jeremy Gerard

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Recap: 'Saturday Night Live' – Andy Samberg and St. Vincent

17 May 2014 7:57 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

So here’s the not so dirty secret about Andy Samberg: He wasn’t a particularly strong live performer during his time on “Saturday Night Live.” That didn’t particularly matter, since his contributions to the preproduced form under the “Digital Shorts” moniker represent the single most important part of the show during his tenure. That is nothing to sneeze at. But unless “SNL” goes all in all pretaped segments tonight (which, you know, maybe?), we’re going to get some live sketches in which Samberg is the featured player. But maybe that’s a good thing, since tonight will be the last night for certain cast members to sell themselves to both the show and the public at large. Nasim Pedrad’s time is probably over, in that “Mulaney” has been greenlit by Fox. (Oddly enough, you don’t hear Anything overt about this in the press, even »

- Ryan McGee

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Meet Fox’s Blink-and-You-Miss-’Em Gays For Fall

13 May 2014 7:49 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

The networks are busy rolling out their fall previews this week, and that means a selection of new gay characters to root for. That is, if you can spot them. The most high profile gay characters on Fox are set to be in Mulaney and Backstrom.

In Mulaney, John Mulaney has a promising stand-up career, a group of friends, and a new insane boss in Martin Short, whose show he’s writing for. His next door neighbor is played by Elliott Gould, and is supposed to be the seen-it-all type who helps ground Mulaney and help him through life. I’m all about having an elder gay on television, they so seldom get any representation. And Mulaney looks like it will be no exception to that trend, because in the trailer, Gould says nothing and is only glimpsed for a split second donning his scarf for a dramatic exit. So »

- Ed Kennedy

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‘Mulaney’, the Fox series created by the former SNL writer, releases its first trailer

12 May 2014 6:03 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Over the course of his time writing for Saturday Night Live, comedian John Mulaney has seen his star rise, with many of his comedic creations going on to acclaim. While fans of the comedian were saddened to hear of his departure from the show, they were excited to learn that Mulaney would be developing his own show, which ended up on Fox after being passed on by NBC. Executive produced by SNL‘s Lorne Michaels, the series is titled Mulaney, and sees John Mulaney starring in the show as well, joined by a cast that includes Martin Short, Elliott Gould, Zach Pearlman, and Nasim Pedrad. Fox has now released the first trailer for the show, along with the announcement that it will air on Sundays in the fall. The trailer can be seen below.

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- Deepayan Sengupta

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Fox's 'Mulaney' Trailer: The New 'Seinfeld'?

12 May 2014 5:25 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This is, I guess, what network TV is dependable for: giving a great opportunity to your favorite current comedian and zapping him to a sitcom format from 1994. But maybe we want it that way? Maybe we want it that way.  "Mulaney" is the breakout series for standup star and Emmy-winning "SNL" scribe John Mulaney, who is clearly ready to coin some "yada, yada, yada"-level everyman catchphrases. Judging by the first trailer from the Fox upfronts, "Mulaney" certainly feels like a younger, smilier, slightly more impish "Seinfeld," but I admit I'm curious how much ground is able to be explored on a set that looks pretty identical to "The Single Guy." Will Nasim Pedrad get to be hilarious? Here she is merely pleasant, I'd say. Will Martin Short do more than be Martin Short? Because I saw him on "Damages" and he is a legitimate and even scary-as-hell actor. I'm »

- Louis Virtel

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