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HBO Films has cast Bette Midler to star in a movie that follows the career of camp icon Mae West, according to Deadline. The movie will follow West’s rise to stardom and her legal battles when she faced obscenity charges, using her autobiography Goodness Has Nothing to Do with It as a basis.
Unsurprisingly, NBC announced they are planning another live musical for next year. They’re looking for a family-friendly Broadway classic that has a few familiar songs. I’m curious to see what they pick since I don’t think anything else has quite the footprint The Sound of Music has. It’s appreciated as a musical theatre classic, an iconic film and fodder for the humor of Sing-a-Long screenings.
NBC has hired David Remnick, a New Yorker editor and former Washington Post Moscow bureau chief, to add commentary to its coverage of the Winter Olympics. »
- Lyle Masaki
On TV this Tuesday: Sons of Anarchy rides off into the sunset; The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife and S.H.I.E.L.D. press pause; a Chicago Firehouse may shut down; and the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show gets its knickers in a twist. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm American Country Awards 2013 (Fox) | Country star Trace Adkins and Nascar’s Danica Patrick co-host the two-hour ceremony, featuring performances by Brad Paisley and Florida Georgia Line and a Sheryl Crow/Darius Rucker duet.
8 pm Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) | Fall finale: Coulson takes the war back to Centipede and brings »
- Kimberly Roots
Tim Meadows, the former Saturday Night Live cast member, was bothered over the weekend when former cast mates Will Ferrell and David Koechner returned to SNL and performed the classic “Bill Brasky” sketch without him.
SNL Brings Back "Bill Brasky"
Meadows, who worked on the show for nine years, from 1991-2000, was there when Ferrell and his writing partner Adam McKay, created the “Bill Brasky” sketch, in which a group of drunk businessmen gather at a bar and exchange tall tales about a mythical ‘Bill Brasky.’ The sketch had been absent from the air for a reported 15 years, and returned on the Dec. 7 episode hosted by Paul Rudd, who stars in the upcoming Anchorman 2 with Ferrell and Koechner.
Meadows Rants Against SNL On Facebook
After the episode aired, Meadows took to his official Facebook page to express his disappointment at seeing the sketch done without him, writing “They did Brasky with out me… »
Not all Saturday Night Live fans embraced the return of Bill Brasky. But while most probably changed the channel after a few seconds or so of the final sketch (see below) from the Paul Rudd-helmed episode, Tim Meadows decided to post his feelings on the Internet.
The former SNL cast member took to his Facebook page to air his grievances, writing, “They did Brasky with out me” — the first in a string of posts about his disappointment at not being invited to the show.
Meadows’ followers responded immediately, sending their condolences and asking what happened. The actor and comedian »
- Shirley Li
Tim Meadows Went Off on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend -- saying he'll Never Watch The Show Again after they excluded him from a throwback sketch. Meadows -- who appeared on the show from 1991 to 2001 -- swore off the show after watching the "Brasky Bar Guys" bit ... a reoccurring sketch he often appeared in during his time with the show. Meadows tweeted: "They did Brasky without me" ... adding, "Not even a 'hey would you want »
- TMZ Staff
One of the highlights of Saturday's uneven episode of SNL was the return of the beloved "Bill Brasky" sketch. However, not everyone was so happy to see it. Tim Meadows, who had appeared in four Brasky sketches previously, took to his Facebook page to say how hurt he was not to be invited back for it and that he'd never watch the show again. He put it this way, "I guess it just dawned on me that I mean Nothing to them ... I'm just being overly sensitive. It doesn't matter in the long run. I'm grateful for what they did for me. But everyone [sic] in a while as a fan and a alumni, it stings a little to not even be considered as someone they would like to come back around." However, after some time, some supportive comments from Laraine Newman and Chris Rock (ex-SNLers comment on each other's Facebooks! »
- Jesse David Fox
I need more Mean Girls in my life. If you have taste, you probably feel the same way. The fetch 2004 comedy is endlessly quotable and surprisingly thoughtful. It.s also filled with an army of supporting characters with strange, unexplained backstories that cry out for more information. A few years ago, ABC Family gave the world a bullshit sequel that brought back no one except Tim Meadows. Now, there.s a sister project in development called Mean Moms. I suppose I.ll see the latter if it ever makes its way to theaters, but in all honesty, what I really want is something that has a more tangible connection to the vibrant world Tina Fey created. What I want is to spend more time with the foot cream-using, Kalteen Bar-eating, weather-predicting characters I already love. What I want is clarity for the lingering subplots I.ve always wondered about and »
Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph, Maria Bello, Nick Swardson, Steve Buscemi, Tim Meadows, Jon Lovitz, Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Covert, Steve Austin, Milo Ventimiglia| Written by Fred Wolf, Adam Sandler, Tim Herlihy | Directed by Dennis Dugan
Adam Sandler is an actor we know very well. He’s been working in comedy for years, and years, and his films regularly do very well at the box office. Back in the 90’s Sandler was hot off the heels of his stint as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, and the films that followed were his best. Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer and Big Daddy all showed a talent that Sandler possessed as a leading man in silly comedy flicks.
- Chris Cummings
A Cul-de-Sac Crew member is — gasp! — Undateable?!
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- Megan Masters
Film: "Grown Ups 2"; Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph, Maria Bello, Nick Swardson, Colin Quinn, Tim Meadows, Shaquille O'Neal and Alexander Ludwig; Director: Dennis Dugan; Rating: ***
"Grown Ups 2" is a loud, fluffy and mindlessly jerky comedy that captures a slice of joie-de-vivre in a small town with simple, yet, typically complex people. It's about friendship, family and party.
"Grown Ups 2" picks up where 2010's "Grown Ups" left. Set over the course of a single day, the film follows the lives of the four high school buddies, who have moved back to their Connecticut hometown and are well settled in their routine. This time around they are the ones learning lessons from. »
- Shiva Prakash
Oh, high school, you eternal fountain of youth — where the girls come model-pretty and mature for their age, the boys are star athletes with fully developed vocal cords, your English teacher is Michael Vartan, and all your homework problems are actually matters of life and death. All true, if your high school is set on a Hollywood campus.
If you’ve ever seen a John Hughes film, lived through the ’90s, or followed Lindsay Lohan’s early career, chances are, you’ve seen a high school-set film with a dance scene. Now, compared with typical high school dance experiences — which »
- Jennifer Arellano
Director: Dennis Dugan.
Cast: Adam Sandler, David Spade, Chris Rock, Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph, Maria Bello, Nick Swardson, Steve Buscemi, Colin Quinn, Taylor Lautner, Tim Meadows, Jon Lovitz, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Austin.
Running Time: 101 minutes.
If Rob Schneider can’t find the time to return for even a brief cameo, then perhaps this is a film not worth making. The preceding statement should be a written Hollywood law and, if nothing else, Schneider’s absence highlights exactly how lazy this film is due to the fact the Judge Dredd references remain intact. Grown Ups 2 is one of the laziest films to ever be placed upon the silver screen. Whether it’s the acting, writing, or non-existent story (which explains the vague synopsis above »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
On TV this Friday: The America’s Next Top Model premiere finds some fierce fellas, Continuum has one shot at success, Jay Z raps in Real Time and Comedy Bang! Bang! plays Mr. Show-and-tell. Here are seven programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm America’s Next Top Model (The CW) | Season 20 premiere: For the first time in the show’s history, male and female models vie for Miss Tyra’s smize stamp of approval. Tonight, the semi-finalists pose on the streets of Hollywood for a spot in the competition’s Top 16.
Related | Fall TV Poll: Friday — Hawaii Five-0 Vs. »
- Kimberly Roots
Fox has revealed the plethora of famous guest voices coming to Animation Domination this fall on Sunday nights.
"The Simpsons" is welcoming Kristen Wiig in the season premiere as a high-strung FBI agent who helps Lisa when something seemingly sinister has happened to Homer. The long-running cartoon also welcomes Elisabeth Moss, Zach Galifianakis, Rachel Maddow, Stan Lee, Harlan Ellison, Anderson Cooper, Eva Longoria, Judd Apatow, Will Arnett and Daniel Radcliffe for its upcoming 25th season.
"Bob's Burgers" is bringing Molly Shannon, Will Forte, Jordan Peele, Kathryn Hahn, Bobcat Goldthwait, Rachel Dratch, Matt Walsh and returning guest voices Tim Meadows, Gary Cole, Ken Jeong, Aziz Ansari, Megan Mullally and Jenny Slate to its fourth season on Fox.
"Family Guy" welcomes Adam Levine and Conan O'Brien as themselves, in addition to Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Liam Neeson, Peter Dinklage and Tony Sirico to its twelfth season.
And finally, »
Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman (and former Mr. Show writer) reunites with his pals David Cross and Bob Odenkirk in this week's episode. During Scott's interview with Cross, Reggie Watts suddenly goes missing. Chaos ensues and the Deputy Marshal (Odenkirk) rushes to the scene of the crime. Find out what happens to Reggie and who’s responsible for his disappearance. http://www.ifc.com/comedy-bang-bang/videos/comedy-bang-bang-reggie-goes-missing This full episode airs Friday, August 2 at 10pm with featured guest star David Cross . Special guests include Bob Odenkirk, Will Forte, Tim Meadows and “Weird Al” Yankovic. In case you missed the season premiere, fans can catch a full episode featuring Andy Samberg at http://www.ifc.com/the-stream-room. Hosted by Scott Aukerman, (co-creator/director/producer, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis; »
- April Neale
It's been more than a decade since the 1990s ended, yet the Internet can't seem to go a day without a reminder of the neon slap bracelets that may have been banned from your school.
Yes, we get it. Times are tough and there's comfort in reflection, but enough is enough.
Below, a final goodbye to the 90s to end the nostalgia once and for all. (We're not kidding. There are 1990 items below.)
2. "The Wild Thornberries"
3. Dawson and Joey
5. Mr. Feeny
7. MTV playing music videos
9. The premiere of "Freaks and Geeks"
10. Levar Burton
13. "The Powerpuff Girls"
14. "Smart Guy"
15. Comedy Central globe logo with buildings
16. "The X-Files"
17. Rosie O'Donnell
18. Bill Nye
19. "Dawson's Creek"
20. The Mighty Ducks"
21. "Are You Afraid of the Dark"
23. Rachel Green
24. Tim Allen
25. "All That"
26. "Beverly Hills 90210"
27. "Step by Step"
28. "The Ren & Stimpy Show"
29. "The Famous Jett Jackson"
30. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer »
- The Huffington Post
Grown Ups 2 (2013) Film Review, a movie directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph, Maria Bello, Nick Swardson, Steve Buscemi, Colin Quinn, Tim Meadows, Jon Lovitz, Shaquille O’Neal, Alexander Ludwig, and Georgia Engel. Adam Sandler movies are a bit like McDonalds: you know the [...]
Continue reading: Film Review: Grown Up 2 (2013): Sandler + Company Deliver Familiar Fun »
- William Kryjak
Review Ron Hogan 15 Jul 2013 - 07:19
Grown Ups 2 is one of the longest movie experiences I have ever been through. The film is only 110 minutes (plus 20 minutes of trailers), but it feels interminable. For instance, the film opens with Adam Sandler and various members of his movie family getting urinated on by a CGI deer. This scene may take only five minutes or so of screen time, but it feels like it's a good 15 and counting. Sandler talks to his children, Sandler drives a bus, frat bros menace the middle-aged stars of the movie... every scene seems to take entirely too long, and to call the film a slog is to disrespect the noble peat bog.
The film staggers listlessly from scene to scene, lingering well after the last 'punchline' before finding some other new »
Sneak Peek footage, images and synopsis from the comedy feature sequel "Grown Ups 2", starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Salma Hayek, Steve Buscemi, Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph, Andy Samberg, Taylor Lautner, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Erin Heatherton, Cheri Oteri, Shaquille O'Neal, Jon Lovitz and Tim Meadows:
"...'Lenny' (Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up.
"This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises:
"...the last day of school..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Grown Ups 2"...
- Michael Stevens
Chicago – There’s a time and a place where overacting is acceptable – musicals, children’s plays, Broadway – but there’s nothing worse than using it all the time in every wrong place.
Nothing worse, that is, except for a film that stars so many known stars – Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph, Steve Buscemi, Tim Meadows, Nick Swardson, Jon Lovitz and Shaquille O’Neal – who all think it’s a wise professional choice to appear in the worst comedy since the first time Adam Sandler tried to be funny in 2010’s “Grown Ups”.
It’s like they all saw a different film than what got released and thought that that movie was worthy of being made. What was made will only anger you for having taken your money, wasted your time and failed to make you laugh.
Read Adam Fendelman’s full review »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
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