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Every once in a while the A-listers from Hollywood remind the rest of us that they really do have heart. May 21 was one such occasion, when stars from film, music, and more came together to raise awareness and money for NBC's Red Nose Day fundraiser, benefitting a slew of children's charities both in the United States and across the globe. Seth Meyers and Jane Krakowski split hosting duties while others, including (but not limited to) Emily Blunt and her hubby John Krasinski, Chris Hemsworth, Zach Efron, [...] »
The 100-plus clowns have all piled into their one tiny car and left NBC’s “Red Nose Day.” The charitable broadcast came to a close about at about 11 p.m. Et at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom, where hundreds of jokes were told, thousands of tears were shed and millions of dollars were raised. The event, which has been running annually in the United Kingdom, was emceed by trio of Seth Meyers, David Duchovny and Jane Krakowski. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. »
- Tony Maglio
“Do something funny for money” was the slogan of NBC’s inaugural “Red Nose Day” telecast, a live three-hour show that helped raise more than $10 million to aid children living in poverty in the U.S. and abroad.
The telecast that originated Thursday from New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom went off with only a few minor hitches that were probably not visible to the viewing audience at home.
Seth Meyers, David Duchovny and Jane Krakowski each hosted an hour of the program that blended pitches from stars such as Julianne Moore, Olivia Wilde and Gwenyth Paltrow with taped comedy segments produced by Funny or Die and in-studio bits from “Saturday Night Live’s” Colin Jost, Michael Che and Jay Pharaoh, as well as Billy Eichner and Josh Groban.
In between the entertainment, short films featuring celebrity appeals on behalf of specific causes struck a serious note. Jack Black traveled »
- Cynthia Littleton
What's Red Nose Day, you ask? It first started in Britain in 1988 to raise money for poverty-stricken children in the UK and Africa. This year, the comedy benefit has extended to the United States, with NBC airing a three-hour special tonight, which included a very long list of star-studded hosts and cameos. David Duchovny, Seth Meyers and Jane Krakowski are co-hosted the special, and more than 100 celebrities donated their time and comedy, including Zac Efron, Jennifer Aniston, Neil Patrick Harris, Matt LeBlanc, Josh Groban, Reese Witherspoon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jack Black, Michelle Rodriguez,Will Ferrell, the coaches from NBC's The »
Red Nose Day was launched in the U.K. in 1988 as a Comic Relief event to help the disadvantaged. Nearly three decades later, the charity drive comes to the U.S. for the first time. A three-hour telecast will air Thursday at 6 p.m. Pst on NBC with live musical and comedy performances, taped segments produced by Funny or Die, and short films.
Other celebs to take to Twitter and Facebook wearing red noses include, Eva Mendes, Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Williams, Nicole Scherzinger, the bands Coldplay and One Direction, and even a photoshopped image of Elvis Presley.
As in the U.K., Red Nose Day »
- Reece Ristau
Red Nose Day is officially coming to America with a television special hosted by Seth Meyers, David Duchovny and Jane Krakowski Thursday, May 21, on NBC. Red Nose Day on NBC The live Red Nose Day event will contain three hours of elaborate musical and comedy performances, with pre-taped segments as well as live bits […]
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- Olivia Truffaut
NBC will devote its primetime schedule tonight to the live “Red Nose Day” fundraising telecast that the Peacock hopes will become a franchise for the network.
Seth Meyers, David Duchovny and Jane Krakowski will emcee the three-hour telecast originated from the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan. The elaborate production promises to deliver live musical and comedy performances, taped segments produced by Funny or Die and short films. The goal is to raise money for a range of orgs dedicated to helping children in poverty.
See More: NBC Sets 3-Hour ‘Red Nose Day’ Live Telethon for May 21
A similar Red Nose Day telecast has become a tradition for the BBC for the past 30 years. Part of the fundraising will come from sales of clown-style plastic red noses offered by Walgreens. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Send in the clowns: Seth Meyers, David Duchovny and Jane Krakowski are set to host “Red Nose Day,” TheWrap has learned. Additionally, Ed Sheeran, Josh Groban, Christian Slater, Al Roker, Andy Cohen, Kellan Lutz and Kermit the Frog are joining in on the the “fun-raising.” The NBC special, which airs Thursday from 8 p.m. Et to 11 p.m. Et, will raise money to lift children out of poverty in the U.S. and in some of the poorest communities in the world. Meyers, Duchovny and Krakowski will each host one hour of the three-hour live event happening at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom. »
- Tony Maglio
What’s old is new again in the latest trailer for Chris Columbus’ Pixels, which sees Adam Sandler and his gang of friends witness the earth come under siege from the very video game character they grew up with.
From Donkey Kong to Q*Bert, Pac-Man to Space Invaders, the clip is as bombastic as it is nostalgic, with a hoard of extraterrestrials misinterpreting our intergalactic search for intelligent life. Now, having travelled light years to find us, the aliens declare war on humanity leaving President Will Cooper (Paul Blart: Mall Cop star Kevin James) to call upon his childhood friends in order to prevent mass extinction at the hands of, well, malevolent pixels.
And so, it isn’t long before Cooper is joined by the greatest video game champs of the ’80s, replete with all of the old stereotypes one would expect from the generation. Alongside Adam Sandler’s »
- Michael Briers
Following the first trailer a couple of months ago, Sony have dropped a new trailer for Pixels, which sees Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2) take on classic 80s arcade characters like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man.
Check out the trailer below:
Pixels is directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) and also stars Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Michelle Monaghan (Playing it Cool), Sean Bean (Jupiter Ascending), Josh Gad (Frozen) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity). Listen to the Flickering Myth Podcast review of the first trailer using the player below:
- Luke Owen
The premise is simple: aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a hostile act of war and so in preemptive retaliation, they send characters including Pac Man, Donkey Kong, the Space Invaders and more, from those same video games back to destroy earth. Call it a high concept comedy that taps into arcade nostalgia for the 1980s and the golden age of video games. If it sounds silly, well, it is an Adam Sandler film. Written by Tim Herlihy, a frequent collaborator of the actor, Sandler haters should know, it’s also coming from the mind of Chris Columbus, the crowd-pleasing four-quadrant director of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone” (2001), “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” (2002), “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993) and “Home Alone” (1990) to name a few. The movie stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Brian Cox, Ashley Benson, and Jane Krakowski. The human »
- Edward Davis
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
Robert Downey Jr. was on "The Tonight Show" Monday night, and a couple of other "Avengers" stars were also on the late night circuit for one last "Age of Ultron" push. Rdj had an "Emotional Interview" with Jimmy Fallon -- they were given cues like "fishing for compliments," "Robert doesn't know what a car is," and "Robert smells bacon" and had to act it out. The bacon part was hilarious, but too brief. So good. In his sit-down interview, Rdj talked about having a ball pit at his 50th birthday party. Can you believe he's 50? The lovely Scarlett Johansson was on "Late Show with David Letterman" and said she »
- Gina Carbone
Chicago – Finding the adult button and hitting “on” is becoming more of a challenge as the tech generation morphs into their thirtysomething era. Comedian Nick Kroll (“Kroll Show,” “The League”) ponders this situation in the new film “Adult Beginners,” a primer on growing up and moving on.
Kroll portrays Jake, a entrepreneur whose new tech gadget goes bust. Left with no life and no income, he moves back in with his sister (Rose Byrne) and brother-in-law (Bobby Cannavale). There is a twist – Jake’s nephew Teddy needs a daytime caregiver, and Nick is now available. As he takes on his new duties, he begins to understand that life has different angles, especially when it comes to raising children.
Photo credit: Radius-twc
Nick Kroll is a multi-tasker. After graduating from college in 2001, he began his career as a stand-up and in improvisation groups, and »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
This one made me a bit nervous, despite how much I liked it, both because TV Land is expanding original content and probably can’t keep everything, and because Sutton Foster might be cursed. That could just be me.
But, Younger has been doing well, and the show has held strong with its writing through several episodes (something that also had me worried), and I’m looking forward to what the show will do with the confidence of another season.
Best of all, even the potential problem areas of the show have proven themselves to be strengths. Nothing against Hilary Duff, but she wasn’t a sure fit into the structure, and neither was it a lock that the romantic side of the story was going to develop well without turning to pure cheese.
You know everyone is talking about it, so you might as well catch up and get hooked yourself, »
- Marc Eastman
From Darren Star (“Sex and the City”), “Younger” stars Sutton Foster as Liza, a 40-year-old single mother who pretends to be 26, in order to land a job in the highly competitive world of publishing, and then has to figure out how to balance her real life with her best friend Maggie (Debi Mazar), and her fake life with new friend and twentysomething co-worker Kelsey (Hilary Duff), all while embarking on an exciting and somewhat confusing relationship with younger, sexy tattoo artist Josh (Nico Tortorella).
“‘Younger’ is the first step in TV Land’s evolution, and we are very proud to announce a second season,” said Keith Cox, exec vice president of development and original programming for TV Land. “We’re thrilled to continue working with Darren, and really eager to »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Arrested Development: Katz’s Debut an Affectionate Familial Dramedy
A familiar yet generally charming vehicle that impressively utilizes a pair of actors known mostly from a mainstream comedic realm, Adult Beginners is a low-key dramedy assembled from unpredictable voices. Premiering at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival before making its Us bow at SXSW earlier in 2015, it serves as producer Ross Katz’s feature debut (previously he directed the 2009 television drama Taking Chance, starring Kevin Bacon), with Nick Kroll credited with the story, and a screenplay penned by Liz Flahive (“Nurse Jackie”) and Jeff Cox (Blades of Glory, 2007). Neither as broadly comedic or serious minded as the credits would seem to indicate, the title serves as an estranged sibling reunion film that plays like the lighter, rosy faced cousin of last year’s The Skeleton Twins. Produced by the increasingly philanthropic Duplass Bros., the film displays the sort of vibrant charm »
- Nicholas Bell
In the new comedy Adult Beginners (out April 24 in theaters and on-demand), Nick Kroll and Rose Byrne play very different siblings — he's a high-flying Manhattan entrepreneur, she's a suburban mom — who are reunited when Kroll's business crumbles and he's forced to move in with her. What initially seems like a less-than-ideal living arrangement may actually pay dividends if these two can work out their long-buried issues, and in this exclusive clip, they attempt to do just that by bringing Byrne's son to a swim class, even though they themselves were never taught to swim. Luckily, swimming teacher Jane Krakowski has a pamphlet for that to give to our sibling duo … as well as some unasked-for, subtle shade. »
- Kyle Buchanan
Kirsty Capes reviews Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt…
Upon first glance, Netflix’s latest comedy original Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, looks like an unemployed twenty-something’s dream. Set in New York, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt follows the delightful Kimmy, who has recently escaped a fifteen year-long incarceration in an underground bunker, held captive by Don Draper in a weird sex cult before being liberated and having to build her life again in a new world full of things she doesn’t understand like Instagram and fro-yo.
Funny and bitingly critical of the post-noughties bourgeoisie, botoxed to the eyeballs in the City That Never Sleeps, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt offers a glimpse into the mind of Tina Fey, one of the greatest female comedians of the twenty-first century.
Except it doesn’t. I had high expectations for this show, from the moment I saw the Songify This version of the theme tune. That theme tune, by the way, »
- Kirsty Capes
ComingSoon.net has debuted an exclusive look at the first poster for indie R-rated dramedy Adult Beginners, and we have it for you here…
In the film, Kroll plays Jake Winston, an entrepreneur whose fall from grace sends him back to his childhood home in New Rochelle to live with his sister Justine (Byrne), her husband Danny (Cannavale) and their three-year-old Teddy. With no place else to go, Jake agrees to watch Teddy while his parents work and quickly becomes accustomed to the suburban lifestyle being a nanny.
- Scott J. Davis
Tituss Burgess and Ellie Kemper in "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"Photo: Netflix Much has been said about the way Netflix is changing television. That may be true in terms of we watch TV, but their actual programming has not been the stuff of water cooler talk. Sure, they have their successes in "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black", but when was the last time you and your friends had a lengthy talk about "Marco Polo" or "Hemlock Grove"c Yeah, me neither. Even the return of "Arrested Development" didn't get people talking for much time. However, on March 5th, they put out a show that has entered the public consciousness, both for how funny it is and, of course, some controversy. That show is "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt". I do not watch a lot of television. I keep up with "Game of Thrones", "Community", and "Louie". That's it. I »
- Mike Shutt
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