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Will Arnett Reveals He Texts With Prince Harry: ‘He’s The Real Deal’

24 June 2017 1:21 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Will Arnett travels in some pretty star-studded circles, but who knew he was palling around with royalty? That’s what the “Lego Batman” star revealed during a Friday-night visit to “The Late Late Show” revealing to host James Corden that they have a mutual royal acquaintance. “We actually have a mutual friend over there in the […] »

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Will Arnett and Prince Harry Are Apparently Texting Buddies

24 June 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

As one of Hollywood’s most successful comedic actors, Will Arnett has a slew of celebrity friends. But one of them just might take the crown!

During an appearance on The Late Late Show on Friday, the Arrested Development star revealed that he is pals with Prince Harry.

“We actually have a mutual friend over there in the U.K.,” Arnett, 47, told James Corden. “His name is Harry, he’s a redhead. Prince Harry, that’s right. I couldn’t think of his first name!”

The two apparently got to know one another “very briefly” a little while ago — and »

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The Gong Show: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on ABC?

23 June 2017 8:12 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture Watch When will the gong sound on Mike Meyers' "Tommy Maitland" schtick? Has The Gong Show TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on ABC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Gong Show season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? Airing on the ABC television network, The Gong Show is a wacky amateur talent competition, hosted by “British comedic legend Tommy Maitland” (Mike Myers). Celebrity judges include Will Arnett, Ken Jeong, Zach Galifianakis, Alison Brie, Andy Samberg, Elizabeth Banks, Joel McHale, Dana Carvey, Will Forte, Jack Black, and Anthony Anderson. Performers with unique talents face »


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The Gong Show: Season One Ratings

23 June 2017 8:05 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

In the last couple of years, ABC has made a major effort to add reboots of unscripted series like $100,000 Pyramid, Celebrity Family Feud, To Tell the Truth, and Match Game to its primetime lineup. Now, the Alphabet Network has brought back another oldie but goodie, The Gong Show. The ABC TV series is an updated version of the Chuck Barris 1970s and '80s NBC and syndicated classic. Can lightning strike twice? Will The Gong Show be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. Airing on the ABC television network, The Gong Show is a wacky amateur talent competition, hosted by “British comedic legend Tommy Maitland” (Mike Myers). Celebrity judges include Will Arnett, Ken Jeong, Zach Galifianakis, Alison Brie, Andy Samberg, Elizabeth Banks, Joel McHale, Dana Carvey, Will Forte, Jack Black, and Anthony Anderson. Performers with unique talents face off in hopes of impressing a »


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The Gong Show

23 June 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: ABC. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: June 22, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Host Tommy Maitland (Mike Meyers); Wilder Zoby and The Gong Show Orchestra; Judges include: Will Arnett, Ken Jeong, Zach Galifianakis, Alison Brie, Andy Samberg, Elizabeth Banks, Joel McHale, Dana Carvey, Will Forte, Jack Black, and Anthony Anderson. TV show description: An updated version of the 1970s and '80s Chuck Barris series, The Gong Show is a wacky amateur talent competition, hosted by "British comedic legend Tommy Maitland" (aka Myers). Performers with unique talents face off in hopes of impressing the panel of three celebrity judges. Performances of every ilk grace the stage, including contortionists, singers, magicians, »


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The Gong Show's Tommy Maitland Dishes on "Very Hairy" Celebrity Guests Judges That Will Appear

22 June 2017 7:05 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

 The Gong Show is back and bringing out the celebs. ABC's revival of the iconic game show premiered tonight, with Tommy Maitland serving as host on the show that is dubbed "the place where the insanely talented and the insane cane find a home," which is executive produced by Will Arnett.  And along with the insanely talented and the insane, viewers can expect to see a lot of famous faces appear throughout the season as celebrity judges. "We got a lot of big stars on the show," Will Arnett told E! News. "We are excited about some of them. We're excited about all of them. When I say some of them, I'm doing a bunch, so we're not as excited about me doing »

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Just Who Is The Gong Show Host Tommy Maitland?!

22 June 2017 10:05 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Who is Tommy Maitland? That is the questions viewers will be asking when they tune into The Gong Show, ABC's revival of iconic game show, which premieres tonight. Will Arnett, who produces the new show, said he became a huge fan of Maitland's after seeing him perform stand-up in the U.K. when he was a teenager. But American viewers may not be quite so familiar with the British comedy legend.  E! News sat down with Tommy Maitland to learn a little bit more about him ahead of The Gong Show's premiere, although we were too afraid to address those Mike Myers rumors.  "I've been an entertainer my whole life," Maitland told us. "On my tombstone, it will read, »

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Bagpipe-playing yeti and banana-spitting couple on The Gong Show premiere

22 June 2017 8:46 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

The premiere of The Gong Show airs tonight hosted by the mysterious Tommy Maitland — with Will Arnett, Ken Jeong and Zach Galifianakis as judges. The series is based on the 70s talent show of the same name which was broadcast on NBC from 1976 to 1978 and syndicated from 1976 to 1980 and 1988 to 1989. Each episode sees a string of performers show off their unique talents with the ones that are judged the worst being stopped by a big bang of the gong. The acts on the premiere include The Unipiper, a man who dresses in costumes to more »

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The Best Films of 2017 (So Far)

21 June 2017 3:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With new movies from Christopher Nolan, Kathryn Bigelow, and Steven Spielberg on the horizon for the second half of 2017, it’s tempting to conclude that the year is off to a slow start. Truth be told, there have been no shortage of quality releases so far — you just have to look a little harder than the likes of “Beauty and the Beast” and “Wonder Woman,” although both those hits are encouraging in their own way. Because studios tend to hold their serious Oscar contenders till Q4, any mid-year list of favorites naturally skews toward fun, so don’t be surprised to see comedy and horror films among the films that have electrified us so far. Except for “Get Out” — the biggest and most welcome surprise so far this year — the list is alphabetical.

Get Out

Jordan Peele’s racial-nightmare horror movie (pictured, above) is ticklish and disturbing enough to feel like “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” directed by Roman Polanski. The powerful connection it has made with audiences demonstrates one of the eternal — but perpetually forgotten — lessons of the movie business: If you dare to make the forbidden film that everyone says you’re not “supposed” to make…they will come! – Og

Beatriz at Dinner

The first comedy of the Age of Trump. In this darkly witty collaboration between director Miguel Arteta and screenwriter Mike White (their first dual outing since “Chuck & Buck” and “The Good Girl”), Salma Hayek is all luminous angelic flakiness as Beatriz, a downtrodden New Age massage therapist who gets invited to a client’s high-powered dinner party. There, a proudly piggish real-estate baron (John Lithgow) brings out her vengeful inner tiger. Is he a Trump figure? Yes, but less for his tycoon bluster than for the way he stands in for the death of empathy.  – Og

The Big Sick

Did you notice that romantic comedies have disappeared? That makes Michael Showalter’s indie gem not just a Sundance breakout film but a witty, heart-rending new model for the romcom genre. Set in Chicago, it’s about Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani), a stand-up comedian from a traditional Pakistani Muslim family, and Emily (Zoe Kazan), whom he falls in love with but secretly thinks he’s forbidden to marry. Romance and comedy are but two dimensions in a tale of illness, identity, and the way the peskiest of parents can be your best friends.  – Og

Baby Driver

Buckle up for attitude and adrenaline as Edgar Wright revisits the idea behind his music video for Mint Royale’s “Blue Song,” focusing on a getaway driver with a penchant for pop tunes. This unapologetic exercise in style might not be deep, but it makes for some swell summer entertainment. — Pd

Contemporary Color

Although the world lost “Stop Making Sense” director Jonathan Demme earlier this year, we’re fortunate that singer David Byrne is still breaking the sound barrier — and that brothers Bill and Turner Ross were there to witness this ecstatic brainchild, in which top pop acts with 10 high school color guard squads. — Pd

Heal the Living

Gifted French helmer Katell Quillévéré shows compassion for even the most minor characters touched by a tragedy that enables a life-saving heart transplant in this stirring French melodrama. Though it barely made a blip in theatrical release, watch for this deeply felt festival gem when it hits home video in August. — Pd

Land of Mine

How long can you hold your breath? If the answer is anything less than 101 minutes, you might want to rethink watching this white-knuckle Danish war movie, a runner-up for the foreign-language Oscar, in which a team of German soldiers (kids, really) are tasked with removing landmines buried by their comrades. — Pd

The Lego Batman Movie

It lacks the sheer everything-in-this-film-is-awesome novelty of “The Lego Movie,” but it brings off something else. In portraying Batman (played to manly-voiced comic perfection by Will Arnett) as a ruthlessly monomaniacal, paralyzingly insecure compulsive loner, disconnected from everything but his heroic self-branding, Chris McKay’s animated dazzler comes closer to portraying a superhero as a complex being than any comic-book movie has in years.  — Og

Lost in Paris

The year will be hard-pressed to deliver a funnier movie than the latest from physical-comedy partners in crime Abel and Gordon (check your local arthouse listings!). Whether dancing along the Seine or dangling from the Eiffel Tower, the duo make Paris their playground. And don’t miss the last performance by Emmanuelle Riva, who died in January. — Pd


While nothing can top Blumhouse’s brilliant “Get Out” in the horror-as-social-critique category, director Julia Ducournau creeps the bejesus out of audiences with her own unnerving outsider story. Intense hazing scenes prove every bit as scary as the infamous finger-eating moment in a fever-dream that dares us to identify with the monster, a shy French med student who develops a taste for human flesh.  – Og

The Settlers

Attempting to deconstruct the 70-year morass of the Israeli-Palestinian crisis may be a fool’s errand, but no documentary in years — or perhaps decades — has captured the story behind the story the way that Shimon Dotan’s eye-opening chronicle of the Israeli settlement movement does. It allows you to glimpse the grand design of events in a way that even the Israeli leaders who presided over them often didn’t. – Og


After a long stretch of bloated, borderline-embarrassing movies, M. Night Shyamalan pulled off his best surprise yet, delivering ingenuity on a shoestring with this tricksy multiple-personality thriller, which embraces its limitations while making the most of its central asset: a tour-de-force lead performance from cracked-out chameleon James McAvoy. — Pd

Their Finest

While the modern film industry reevaluates the under-representation of women in key roles, Danish director Lone Scherfig reminds that the problem is nothing new, focusing on a female screenwriter’s contributions to England’s wartime propaganda effort. The movie has it all: comedy, romance, intrigue, and a scene-stealing turn from Bill Nighy. — Pd

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Tobias Funke’s Appearance on ‘To Catch a Predator’ is One of The Funniest Moments in TV History

21 June 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

First of all, yeah, we’re excited that another season of Arrested Development will be in production soon.  Second of all, yeah, we’re kind of psyched that Will Arnett is insisting the show will be going back to its roots.  Third of all, with all of the waiting and anticipating we’ll all be doing for yet another potentially great season of Arrested Development, let the nostalgia begin. Today we bring you a classic clip from an episode where Tobias Funke is going to see his daughter.  What he doesn’t realize is that he’s the subject of the show “To Catch a

Tobias Funke’s Appearance on ‘To Catch a Predator’ is One of The Funniest Moments in TV History »

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Who is Tommy Maitland, the mysterious host of The Gong Show?

20 June 2017 3:46 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

If Tommy Maitland, the host of the new version of the ’70s guilty pleasure The Gong Show, doesn’t look familiar, he really shouldn’t. Underneath prosthetics and a wig is Mike Myers, the comedian who became famous playing Wayne of Wayne’s World on Saturday Night Live and Austin Powers in the spy paraody movie series. While it’s hardly a secret that Myers is playing Maitland, he and other cast members have gone to great lengths to keep up the Maitland charade. Executive producer and sometime celebrity judge Will Arnett has done interviews praising Maitland, and there’s no mention of Myers on more »

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Exclusive: Will Arnett Opens Up About Reviving 'The Gong Show,' Talks 'Arrested Development' Season 5

20 June 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Will Arnett has a solution for the oft-reported division in America, and it starts with a woman playing the harmonica with a tarantula in her mouth. Yes, really.

The 47-year-old actor serves as executive producer and judge on ABC's The Gong Show, a revival of the beautifully bizarre amateur talent competition, which ran originally in the late 1970s with host Chuck Barris.

Exclusive: Will Arnett Talks New Comedy Show and Bittersweet Humor of ‘BoJack Horseman

"I think that we're living in a time where people need to just have a few more easy laughs," Arnett told Et on Monday of his motivations to reboot the show. "We've often had a lot of shows on the air in the last few years that have been just sort of competition shows, all about finding the next great singer or dancer or whatever it was, and I just wanted a show that embraced the weird and the different, the unusual »

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Why ‘Batman Returns’ Is the Most Underrated Batman Movie

19 June 2017 7:17 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

With 10 live-action feature films in the can and many, many more to come, Batman is probably the most popular, or at least the most recognizable superhero on the big screen. The Dark Knight has been reinvented no less than seven times with a variety of performers taking a crack at the Bruce Wayne/Batman dynamic, and while Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale’s adaptation of the character has become the Gold Standard (while Ben Affleck is still working on solidifying his own take and Will Arnett’s got his comedic iteration in the Lego Batman franchise), there’s … »

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TV Scorecard: Which Shows Have Been Renewed or Canceled in 2017?

14 June 2017 7:11 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Image Source: CBS We are smack in the middle of the exciting, sometimes heartbreaking, time of the year when TV shows are either given the green light for a new season or axed forever - until the reboot eventually gets underway in 2036. Take a look to see what fates have been decided, and if the show you're looking for isn't on this list yet, check our 2016 scorecard. What's Been Renewed CBS Code Black: The medical drama lives to see another season. Elementary: The Sherlock-inspired drama will return. The Amazing Race: As if you had any doubt that this competition series would be back! Law & Order: Svu: Season 19 is on the way! The Big Bang Theory: The hugely popular series will be back for at least two more seasons. Blue Bloods: The family drama will return for season eight. Hawaii Five-0: Season eight is on the way. »

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'Saban's Power Rangers' Comes Home; Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

13 June 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical John Wick: Chapter 2 (action sequel; Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne; rated R) The Lego Batman Movie (animated; voices: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes; available now to coincide with Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD release; rated PG) 3 Generations (comedy-drama; Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning; rated PG-13) Frantz (drama; Paula Beer, Pierre Niney; rated PG-13) Bitter Harvest (action-drama; Terence Stamp, Barry Pepper; rated R) Tickling...

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Review: The Lego Batman Movie

13 June 2017 10:34 AM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »

I fondly recall the purity of Lego, refusing to license media properties, preferring to keep their toys pristine and unique. Eventually, the opportunity for expanding their line was too tempting and they introduce first one, then another, and now a flood of media properties to their toys allowing you build everything from the Batcave to the Black Pearl. It was only a matter of time before they migrated from the playroom to the computer screen in a series of games that morphed into direct-to-dvd features. And now we have a whole subset of children’s films featuring the Lego version of popular heroes and villains.

One reason this explosion has been sustained is that the producers and writers have been freed to go wild, tongues firmly in cheeks, offering kinetic mayhem for the younger viewers and tons of pop culture references for the parents forced to endure repeated viewings. No »

- Robert Greenberger

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Jack Black & Sarah Silverman Find the 'Perfect' Father's Day Gift (Okay, Not Really)

13 June 2017 7:56 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Sarah Silverman doesn’t know what to get her dad for Father’s Day.

“Father’s Day is right around the corner and once again I’m stumped,” Silverman says in a new Howler Media promo. “You know, he’s impossible to buy for. I’m out of ideas.”

But that’s when things get weird — in a good way.

Silverman is then joined by Will Arnett, Jack Black, Paul Downs, Adam Pally, Jimmy Kimmel Live!‘s Guillermo and American soccer legends Alexi Lalas and Jermaine Jones in the “ad,” which is a nostalgic parody of Sports Illustrated‘s wildly »

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Kovert Creative Takes Stake in Howler Media

13 June 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Kovert Creative is getting into sports media.

The communications firm has taken a material equity stake in Howler Media, a multimedia company that covers global soccer from an American perspective. Led by founder and editor George Quraishi, Howler publishes a quarterly magazine as well as podcasts, newsletters, custom content, and an editorial and e-commerce website. Kovert Creative will work with Howler to expand the media company’s offerings.

“George has built Howler into an incredible, widely-trusted resource for the soccer community,” said Joseph Assad, co-ceo of Kovert Creative. “He’s also not afraid to be bold and tell it like it is; whether celebrating the best moments in soccer’s history, investigating scandals, or uncovering lesser-known, interesting stories about the sport, Howler has a point of view unlike any other publication out there. We see enormous growth potential in soccer and are excited to bring our depth and breadth of expertise in branding, content »

- Daniel Holloway

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Win The Lego® Batman Movie on Blu-ray™

13 June 2017 12:38 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

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Na na na na na na na na Batman! The Lego® Batman Movie comes to Blu-ray™ and DVD June 19 and we’re giving you the chance to win a Blu-ray™ copy!

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego® Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Will Arnett reprises his starring role from “The Lego® Movie” as the voice of Lego® Batman, aka Bruce Wayne. Zach Galifianakis (“Muppets Most Wanted,” the “Hangover” films) stars as The Joker; Michael Cera (TV’s “Arrested Development”) as the orphan Dick Grayson; Rosario Dawson »

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Adam West Remembered as Hollywood Mourns the Loss of TV's Batman

10 June 2017 12:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Adam West, the actor best known for his role as Batman in the 1960s television series, has died at the age of 88 from a battle with leukemia late on Friday night. West's family shared a statement with Variety to confirm the news. The family offered this to fans.

"Our dad always saw himself as the Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans' lives. He was and will always be our hero."

For many, Adam West was their introduction to the world of Batman, and for some, he was the only Batman that mattered. One of West's many talents as an actor was not taking himself too seriously. He could keep a straight face through the most absurd moments, while keeping the fun going on the campy 60's television show. He could surf with the joker, dance with Catwoman while doing the "Batusi," campaigning for mayor of Gotham alongside the Penguin, »

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