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‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night’ Guests Unveiled

2 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

For the tenth consecutive year ,in conjunction with the NBA Finals, ABC presents Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night. This year’s lineup of guests includes Kevin Hart, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson, Jamie Foxx and Billy Crystal with special appearances by Snoop Dogg and Karl Malone. Viewers can also expect to see an all new addition of "Mean Tweets: NBA Edition" as well as a three-point challenge featuring the celebrity guests. These special edition… »

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Rob Reiner's 'Lbj' Biopic Gets Awards Season Release Date

4 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Rob Reiner's Lbj has an awards season release date.

Distributed by Dean Devlin's Electric Entertainment, the Lyndon B. Johnson biopic starring Woody Harrelson will hit theaters on Nov. 10. It will open opposite another biopic about author A.A. Milne -- Fox Searchlight's Goodbye Christopher Robin starring Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie.

Also released wide that weekend are Paramount's followup comedy Daddy's Home 2 starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, Fox's starry thriller Murder on the Orient Express led by Johnny Depp and Daisy Ridley, and Sony's faith-based animated tale The Star.

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richard Jenkins, Bill »

- Ashley Lee

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TV News Roundup: Nickelodeon Orders ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Season 12

22 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, Nickelodeon has ordered a 12th season of “SpongeBob SqaurePants,” The History Channel has commissioned a one-hour Watergate special, Investigation Discovery is airing a documentary special about Bill Cosby’s downfall, and production has begun on Cartoon Network’s “DC Super Hero Girls.”

Renewals

Nickeloden has ordered Season 12 of “SpongeBob SquarePants,” the number-one animated series across all TV with kids. The 26-episode pick up will further the nautical adventures of SpongeBob and his Bikini Bottom friends Patrick, Sandy, Mr. Krabs, Plankton and Squidward, and is scheduled to premiere in 2019, the series’ 20th anniversary year. Season 11 debuts later this summer. Nickelodeon has also greenlit a third SpongeBob film for release in 2019 as well. “Spongebob Squarepants” is executive produced by creator Stephen Hillenburg.

Casting

Richard Kind has been cast in the guest starring role of Benny Konopka in Electric Entertainment’s series “The Librarians,” which will run for a fourth season on TNT this winter. “The »

- Erin Nyren

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Gavin Purcell Set as Showrunner for Sarah Silverman’s ‘I Love You, America’

23 May 2017 11:58 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Hulu’s variety show from Sarah Silverman is starting to take shape.

The streaming service has hired Gavin Purcell as the showrunner and executive producer of I Love You, America, the 10-episode weekly topical show from Funny or Die that was ordered to series in March. Silverman, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Amy Zvi will also serve as executive producers.

"There's never been a more perfect time for a show like this, and I'm so excited to be involved. Also, Sarah seems nice, so there's that," Purcell said Tuesday in a statement.

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On Set Of ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ With Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson And John Lithgow

23 May 2017 10:53 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

After the original 2015 comedy “Daddy’s Home” grossed nearly a quarter of a billion dollars worldwide, it made sense for stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg to reunite for a sequel. This time around, they’re bringing their on-screen dad, John Lithgow and Mel Gibson along for some laughs. Et Canada’s Sangita Patel was on the […] »

- Rachel West

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From Oprah Winfrey to Will Ferrell: Celeb Commencement Speeches That Might Make You Cry

23 May 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

While high school and college seniors gear up to begin their post-grad lives, select stars are preparing to deliver inspiring, hilarious and life-altering speeches on graduation day.

Here, a few nuggets of advice the following celebs have doled out while taking the graduation stage this year:

Oprah Winfrey: Live a Life of Substance

“You’re nothing if you’re not the truth,” Winfrey told the crowd at Agnes Scott College. “I’ve made a living, I’ve made a life – I’ve made a fortune, really – all good! – from being true to myself. If I can leave you with »

- Grace Gavilanes

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Biggie Smalls’ 20-Year-Old Son Pays Tribute to His Father in Rare Appearance: ‘I Live My Life by His Words’

21 May 2017 9:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The son of the late rapper Biggie Smalls made a rare appearance on Sunday’s 2017 Billboard Music Awards to pay tribute to his father on what would have been the star’s 45th birthday.

Christopher Jordan “C.J.” Wallace, 20, took the stage at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena to honor his father.

The young star, who is pursuing a career as a rapper as well, was born to mom Faith Evans just months before Smalls (né Christopher Wallace) was murdered in 1997.

“I know my father is looking down on all of us tonight,” he said of the iconic New York City emcee, »

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Notorious B.I.G. Gets a Heartfelt Tribute From His Handsome Son, C.J. Wallace

21 May 2017 7:20 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The Billboard Music Awards took over Las Vegas on Sunday night, which also marked what would have been Notorious B.I.G.'s 45th birthday. The iconic rapper, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, was gunned down in a still-unsolved murder in March 1997. He was 24 years old when he died, leaving behind his wife, R&B singer Faith Evans; his son, Christopher "C.J." Wallace Jr.; and his daughter, T'yanna, from a previous relationship. At the time of Biggie's passing, C.J. was just 4 months old. RelatedFaith Evans on Being Part of Hip-Hop's Most Notorious Couple Now a 20-year-old actor and rapper, C.J. took the stage at Sunday night's show along with Sean "Diddy" Combs to pay tribute to his late father, saying, "I bet my father's looking down on all of us tonight," and, "My sister and I will continue to carry on his name with tremendous pride and live my life by his words. »

- Brittney Stephens

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The 17 Funniest Sketches From 'Saturday Night Live's Politically Charged Season 42

21 May 2017 1:55 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Between Donald Trump's unexpected rise to the presidency to Sean Spicer and Kennyanne Conway's unconventional relationship with the press, this season of Saturday Night Live, which came to an end over the weekend, has been one of the most political seasons in decades – and found a rich vein of material to tap on a weekly basis.

However, aside Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy's celebrated guest starring roles, SNL also struck gold with some hilarious new characters (like Kate McKinnon's Debette Goldry), beautifully shot pre-taped segments and good, old-fashioned sketch writing.

Check out our list of the absolute best bits of comedy from the past season below. [Note: These entries are presented in chronological order, and do not include some of the season's amazing monologues, as they weren't technically sketches.]

More: 11 of the Best 'Saturday Night Live' Political Sketches, Starring Tina Fey, Will Ferrell and More!

1. "Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton Debate Cold Open"

Alec Baldwin's debut as Donald Trump during the first presidential debates with Hillary Clinton remains one of the star's boldest and most »

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: One Dwayne Johnson To Rule Us All

21 May 2017 9:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Week’S Review: Melissa McCarthy Is The Only Living Boy In New York

Here we are: The “Saturday Night Live” Season 42 finale. What a long, strange trip it’s been, huh? Hard to believe it was only last fall that we watched the Chicago Cubs dance up on the female cast members, or wondered if Dave Chappelle meant it when he asked us to give President Trump a chance. A lot of songs, impressions, and parodies-so-on-the-nose-they-hurt later, and another season of “SNL” is in the bag. Last night, we bade farewell to longtime cast members Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan — evidently, Kenan Thompson will stick around until someone remembers he doesn’t have to be there — and inducted host Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson into the Five Timers’ Club. Let’s take a look at the finale!

Host: Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson is a large, magical man, all muscles and teeth and charisma. »

- Sophy Ziss

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: One Dwayne Johnson To Rule Us All

21 May 2017 9:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Week’S Review: Melissa McCarthy Is The Only Living Boy In New York

Here we are: The “Saturday Night Live” Season 42 finale. What a long, strange trip it’s been, huh? Hard to believe it was only last fall that we watched the Chicago Cubs dance up on the female cast members, or wondered if Dave Chappelle meant it when he asked us to give President Trump a chance. A lot of songs, impressions, and parodies-so-on-the-nose-they-hurt later, and another season of “SNL” is in the bag. Last night, we bade farewell to longtime cast members Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan — evidently, Kenan Thompson will stick around until someone remembers he doesn’t have to be there — and inducted host Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson into the Five Timers’ Club. Let’s take a look at the finale!

Host: Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson is a large, magical man, all muscles and teeth and charisma. »

- Sophy Ziss

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The Mummy, War for the Planet of the Apes, a new Venom movie, and more make our weekly movie news!

19 May 2017 2:36 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The Mummy, War for the Planet of the Apes, a new Venom movie, and more make our weekly movie news!The Mummy, War for the Planet of the Apes, a new Venom movie, and more make our weekly movie news!Zachary Dent5/19/2017 4:36:00 Pm

We've got trailers on trailers coming at you in this week's movie news! We would also like to tell you (if you haven't already heard) that Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, Inception) will be playing comic book villain Venom in a stand alone film. We are absolutely pumped by this casting news!

Venom is a villain commonly seen in the Spider-Man comics. Although, whether or not Spider-Man will be appearing in this film is unconfirmed. The last time we saw Venom on the big screen he was played by Topher Grace in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3.

Ruben Fleischer (Gangster Squad, Zombieland) will be »

- Zachary Dent

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Coming Distractions: Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell are finger-choppin’ in Fuck Town in the red band trailer for The House

19 May 2017 1:31 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

If there’s one thing that comedy movies and TV have taught us over the last five years, it’s that you should never be friends with a character played by Jason Mantzoukas. Sadly, the concerned parents played by Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell in the upcoming The House don’t heed that sage advice, and so they end up letting their wild-eyed buddy lure them into a world of suburban casino operation, complete with strippers, high-stakes fighting, and a dude getting his finger chopped off with an axe.

Today’s red band trailer for the film—out June 29—doesn’t hold back on the gore, as Ferrell and Poehler’s empty-nesters throw themselves wholeheartedly into their new roles. These “regular people descend into wacky debauchery” comedies seem to come along every few months—see last December’s Office Christmas Party—but few of them go this violently nuts ...

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Great Job, Internet!: Let’s explore Adam McKay’s secretly brilliant brand of satire

19 May 2017 11:16 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Nearly every actor that has worked with Adam McKay is quick to acknowledge the fact that he’s brilliant. This isn’t just meant in the comedic sense, but also in the sense that he’s book-smart and has a deep knowledge of complex subjects like international banking, which is why it’s so striking that the characters in his films are all so incredibly stupid. In a new video essay, Patrick Willems examines the smart dumb comedy of Adam McKay and Will Ferrell’s films, in which impressively idiotic characters subvert the audiences’ expectations and embrace lunacy.

What makes McKay’s films, and the characters that inhabit them, so distinct from other comedies of the past 15 years is the absurd world in which they firmly plant themselves. No one bats an eye in Anchorman when a street brawl breaks out between rival news crews. Ricky Bobby, a grown ...

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- Dan Neilan

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Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler take The House in new Nsfw red-band trailer

19 May 2017 4:45 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

A new red-band trailer has arrived for the upcoming summer comedy The House, and you can view it in all its rambunctious Nsfw glory!

The film stars comedy titans Will Ferrell (Step Brothers, Anchorman 2) and Amy Poehler (Sisters, Parks and Recreation) as a married couple who are hopeful that their daughter (Ryan SimpkinsRevolutionary Road) will get into the university she desperately wants to attend. However, once she is accepted the reality hits that they cannot afford to send her to such a prestigious (and expensive) school and don’t have the courage to tell her the truth.

So, with the help of their friend and neighbour (Jason MantzoukasThe Night Before), they start their own underground casino to raise the money needed – with a little help from under-age DJs, Mma fighting, strip clubs, flamethrowers and exacting revenge of card cheaters. Everything you could want from »

- Scott Davis

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Trailer: The House

19 May 2017 1:52 AM, PDT | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell set up an illegal casino

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university.  With the help of their neighbour Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house.

The House is release in UK cinemas on 30 June 2017.

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Red band trailer for The House lands; Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler star

18 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Warner Bros. Pictures have debuted the new red band trailer for their upcoming release The House starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler which debuts in cinemas next month.

The House is the feature film directorial debut of Andrew Jay Cohen. It also stars Ryan Simpkins (Arcadia) as Scott and Kate’s college hopeful daughter, Alex, along with popular comedic actors Nick Kroll (Vacation, TV’s Kroll Show), Jessie Ennis (TV’s Veep and Better Call Saul), Rob Huebel (Horrible Bosses 2, TV’s Transparent) and Cedric Yarbrough (TV’s Reno 911!).

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university.  With the help of their neighbour Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house.

The House enters cinemas on June 30th. »

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Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler get crazy in the red-band trailer for The House

18 May 2017 4:42 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Post-secondary education can get awfully expensive and the sad truth is that not everyone is in a situation to afford it, but when you open an underground casino complete with nail saloon, massage parlor and strip club, there's really no excuse. After Scott (Will Ferrell) and Kate (Amy Poehler) lose their daughter's college fund, they team up with their neighbour (Jason Mantzoukas) in... Read More »

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New Red Band Trailer for 'The House' with Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler

18 May 2017 4:27 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"You're never going to believe what's in the next room." Warner Bros has debuted a new red band trailer for the wild comedy titled The House, where two parents decide to turn their home into an underground, illegal casino to make enough money to send their daughter to college. It's a fun concept for a comedy. Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler star as the parents, with Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas, Allison Tolman, Ryan Simpkins, Sam Richardson, Rob Huebel and Michaela Watkins. This trailer is a red band trailer mostly for language, and one bloody scene at the end, and that's about it. Unfortunately this doesn't look better than the first trailer, but I'm still looking forward to seeing this anyway. Maybe it'll be enjoyable. Here's the second, red band trailer for Andrew Jay Cohen's The House, direct from WB's YouTube: You can still watch the first official trailer for The House here, »

- Alex Billington

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New red band trailer for The House starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler

18 May 2017 3:25 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With The House set to arrive in cinemas next month, Warner Bros. has released a new red band trailer for writer-director Andrew Jay Cohen’s upcoming comedy which reunites Blades of Glory stars Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler alongside Allison Tolman, Jason Mantzoukas, Ryan Simpkins, Nick Kroll, Jessie Ennis, Rob Huebel, and Cedric Yarbrough; check it out below after the official synopsis…

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university.  With the help of their neighbour Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house. 

The House is set for release on June 30th. »

- Amie Cranswick

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