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Jerry Seinfeld. Bill Cosby. Tim Allen. Ray Romano. So many of TV's biggest comedy stars got their start as stand-ups before making the leap to the small screen, and now John Mulaney is hoping to follow in their very funny footsteps.
Premiering Sunday, Oct. 5 at 9:30/8:30c on Fox, Mulaney centers on a stand-up comic who's trying to...
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- Kate Stanhope
HBO and Paramount will reportedly join forces to produce a new adaptation of the 2010 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, according to Deadline.
Under the working title Ashecliffe, the series is a prequel to the original film, which focused on a Us marshal investigating the disappearance of a patient from an island hospital.
The new version will be centred around the stories of the hospital's founders.
Scorsese is expected to return to direct the pilot episode of the series, while it will be written by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the original 2003 novel. Lehane also wrote Gone Baby Gone and Mystic River.
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The Emmy Awards aren’t till Monday, Aug. 25, but the celebrations start early. Variety will be on hand inside the best parties around Hollywood as the stars mingle, nosh and toast to TV’s finest. Here’s our party report for Thursday, Aug. 21:
7:15 p.m. Ty Burrell is the first one on the carpet at Audi’s pre-Emmys party at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood, in jeans and a sport coat. Classic look. Hands in his pocket, top two buttons unbuttoned, showing a little chest.
7:21 p.m. Joe Morton hits the carpet wearing a B613 baseball cap, a reference to his role in “Scandal” as the (former) head of the covert government program and candidate for world’s worst dad. Morton also sports the Lorne Michaels »
- Kevin Noonan and Whitney Friedlander
Allison Janney has the best odds to win Best Comedy Supporting Actress for her new role in CBS's "Mom," and it's no wonder. Her chief advantage may be right there in the title of her show. The Emmys love crazy moms. -Break- Allison Janney on possible double Emmy wins for 'Mom' and 'Masters of Sex' [Exclusive Video] Just consider the recent history of Janney's category. Julie Bowen won twice (2011-2012) as a harried mother of three kids in "Modern Family," and she's nominated again this year. Jean Smart was a surprise winner in 2008 for playing the mom of an amnesiac in "Samantha Who?" In 2007, Jaime Pressly prevailed as a trailer-park parent in "My Name is Earl." Of course, we can't forget Doris Roberts, a four-time champ (2001-2003, 2005) as Ray Romano's meddling mom in "Everybody Loves Raymond." The TV academy's l...' »
Parenthood is setting up what could be an all-star love triangle for its final season. Breaking Bad alum Betsy Brandt has been tapped to reprise her role as Hank's (Ray Romano) ex-wife, Sandy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. After guest-starring in one episode, Brandt will have a recurring role on the sixth and final season of the Jason Katims family drama. Her character was last seen in season four's "Trouble in Candyland" episode when she leaves with her daughter with Hank for a new life in Minnesota. Photos Saying Goodbye: TV Shows Signing Off in 2014-15
- Lesley Goldberg
Continuing our occasional summer look back at classic sitcom episodes, it's time to discuss "The Red Dot" from "Seinfeld" season 3, coming up just as soon as my favorite book is "Venetian Blinds" by Art Vandelay... "Seinfeld," the short version: For that, take a look at this story I wrote at the start of this month on the 25th anniversary of the airing of "The Seinfeld Chronicles" pilot. As I noted at the end of the last summer sitcom rewind piece, I was limited in my "Seinfeld" options by whatever episodes Crackle happened to be streaming this month. (The way my luck's going with this project — more on that at the end — the calendar will turn over to August and "The Contest," "The Outing" and "The Opposite" will all suddenly be available.) "The Red Dot" isn't likely to make a lot of "Seinfeld" fans' top 10 lists, but that ultimately speaks more »
- Alan Sepinwall
Charles Barkley got Last Place at a celeb golf tourney in Lake Tahoe ... finishing behind Larry the Cable Guy ... and along the way he cussed out his golf ball ... and TMZ Sports has the footage. Sir Chuck was playing in the American Century Championship ... where he may have turned in the worst performance of his life. He finished 86th out of 86 celeb players ... behind 85th place (Team USA female hockey star Hilary Knight) ... and 84th »
- TMZ Staff
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo are officially husband and wife! The Maroon 5 singer and model, who got engaged last summer after dating for a year, tied the knot at Flora Farms in Los Cabos, Mexico, in front of approximately 275 of their friends and family on Saturday night. While the bride wore a custom-made Marchesa dress, the guests - which included Robert Downey Jr., model Coco Rocha and Levine's bandmates James Valentine and Jesse Carmichael - were not held to a specific dress code, according to a source. Still, their loved ones came dressed for the star-studded affair - and »
We're getting close to the end of our run through "Orange Is the New Black" season 2, and I have thoughts on episodes 9 & 10 coming up just as soon as I do a burlesque routine with a Ray Romano puppet that's surprisingly sexy... "That woman in there: that's not who you are." -Piper's dad "That's exactly who I am." -Piper With Piper getting 48 hours in the real world in "40 Oz. of Furlough," then being the flashback subject in "Little Mustachioed Shit," it would have been very easy for her to take over the show again. But Jenji Kohan and company have been doing this a while now, and they've figured out how to balance the season's major plotline — which has nothing to do with Piper — with pushing forward the leading lady's character arc. It's a nifty trick, that provides something for everyone. In fact, "40 Oz. of Furlough" feels like an episode that offers two flashbacks in one, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Parenthood fans: You didn’t think you were going to get off scot- and Kleenex-free, did you?
Appearing as part of an NBC drama showrunners panel on Sunday at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour, Parenthood boss Jason Katims said that the family drama’s farewell run will uncork a “larger story that has a huge effect on everybody,” starting in the season opener and running through all 13 episodes.
Katims teased that the storyline will present “a huge challenge for this family, the kind we haven’t seen before.”
Related NBC Schedules Fall Premieres for The Voice, Parenthood‘s Farewell Run, »
Parenthood fans know what it's like to have renewal anxiety, but this year, we know for sure that we only have 13 episodes left . . . ever. The upcoming sixth season will be the last for NBC's long-struggling drama, and we finally have some details about what's going on with the Bravermans. The series's showrunner, Jason Katims, appeared during NBC's Summer TCA day and answered some pressing questions about what exactly is up this season. Here's what he said: "One of the things I wanted to do with this season is to find one larger story that informs everybody and influences everybody on the show and has a huge effect on all the characters on the show. It's a story that will be introduced on the first episode and will play throughout the season. It's a huge challenge for this family and the kind that we hadn't seen before. I want to do »
- Maggie Pehanick
If you haven't seen this yet, you've got to check it out! It's been on my list of things to watch the last couple of days. I finally got around to watching it, and I wish I would have done it sooner! The video features Rob Cantor impressively singing an original song in 29 different voices. He hits each one of them perfectly, including the female voices such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. It's amazing to hear what this guy can pull off.
Update: This video is actually done by several other voice impersonators that Cantor lip-syncs too. Here's the full list of impersonators. I've also included a making-of video that you can watch.
Gilbert Gauthier: Frank Sinatra
Amanda Gari: Cher, Flipper
Reagan James: Gwen Stefani
Bora Karaca: Whistle
- Joey Paur
To be or not to be ... pregnant: That is the question facing the writers of Parenthood as the show prepares to kick off its final season this fall. While the Season 5 finale wrapped up many of the year's ongoing story lines, so much so that it made star Peter Krause worry about a renewal, there was one huge cliff-hanger left unanswered: Is Amber (Mae Whitman) expecting? Aside from the hotly debated question of how she and on-and-off love Ryan (Matt Lauria) could have even had sex in his hospital bed in the first place — we're with you, Ray Romano — Amber was spotted buying a pregnancy test in the final act. While the writers begin to decide where the final 13 episodes will take the Braverman clan, we thought we'd help them out by devising a pro-con list of whether Amber...
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- Kate Stanhope
HBO's rock 'n' roll drama is getting crowded. The untitled drama pilot from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter has added eight more actors — including Mick's son, actor James Jagger. The 28-year-old is joined by fellow additions P.J. Byrne, Joe Caniano, Andrew Dice Clay, Ato Essandoh, Robert Funaro, Birgitte Sorensen and J.C. Mackenzie. They join previously set stars Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Juno Temple, Max Casella, Jack Quaid and Ray Romano. List The Hollywood Reporter Reveals Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films The still-untitled project has been in the works for some time. It follows record
- Michael O'Connell
One of the better films from the first half of this year was definitely Raymond de Felitta’s crime caper Rob the Mob, which charted the rise and fall of Tommy and Rosemarie Uva (played excellently by Michael Pitt and Nina Arianda), a real Queens couple who brazenly stuck up New York clubs habited by big-time mobsters as part of an unlikely crime spree. In my four-star review, I wrote:
Part crime drama, part relationship comedy, Rob the Mob was one of those movies that really shouldn’t have worked but did so spectacularly. And as it heads to Blu-Ray and DVD this week courtesy of Millenium Entertainment, We Got This Covered is thrilled to debut an exclusive deleted scene from the film. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods 300: Rise of an Empire (bloody-crazy action sequel; Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey; rated R) Winter's Tale (drama; Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay; rated PG-13) Rob the Mob (drama; Michael Pitt, Ray Romano; rated R) Very Good Girls (drama; Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen; pretheatrical release; rated R) Happy Christmas (comedy; Anna Kendrick, Lena Dunham; pretheatrical release premieres 6/26; rated R) Radio Free...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
The currently untitled drama is set in 1970s New York and will follow Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), a record exec trying to resurrect his label as punk and disco are breaking into the city’s drug- and sex-fueled music scene. Byrne has been cast in the role of Scott Levitt, Finestra’s partner.
- Chancellor Agard
Pj Byrne worked with Martin Scorsese on The Wolf Of Wall Street and clearly both men enjoyed the experience as Byrne has been cast in the director’s as-yet-untitled music industry pilot for HBO. It will be co-produced by the powerhouse combination of Scorsese and Mick Jagger, together with Wolf creative team Terence Winter and Emma Koskoff. Winter was also responsible for the filmmaking legend’s first move into TV drama with Boardwalk Empire and the new production has that show’s Bobby Cannavale (who is also in Chef) in a major role as Richie Finestra, a record executive in 1970s New York. Byrne will play his business partner Scott Levitt.
As well as Byrne and Cannavale the impressive cast features Olivia Wilde, Juno Temple and Ray Romano. Shooting is looking to start in early Summer and will be a far cry from Byrne’s next movie project, Eloise. A »
- Steve Palace
P.J. Byrne — who played the toupee-sporting Nicky "Rugrat" Koskoff in The Wolf of Wall Street — has joined the cast of HBO's untitled Jagger/Scorsese rock and roll pilot. The show, co-written by George Mastras (Breaking Bad) and Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire), is set in the New York music industry in the 1970s and stars Bobby Cannavale as record executive Richie Finestra, with Olivia Wilde as his wife and Ray Romano as his right-hand man. According to Deadline, Byrne will play Finestra's partner. If you were hoping that Scorsese's TV show about NYC's "drug-and sex-fueled music business" might contain some Wolf-esque antics, this is a good sign. »
- Anna Silman
Still officially untitled, Martin Scorsese's rock 'n' roll TV pilot for HBO is filling out its cast. Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Juno Temple and Ray Romano have already been announced as part of the project, and the latest name to arrive is P.J. Byrne. The show marks Byrne's second collaboration with Scorsese following The Wolf Of Wolf Street, in which he played Nicky "Rugrat" Koskoff. Clearly he made as strong an impression on his director as he did on the audience.In the rock show, Cannavale plays Richie Finestra, the founder and president of a fictional major record label called American Century that has made careers and sold millions in 1970s New York. Richie, however, suddenly suffers a crisis of conscience when he’s faced with a life-changing decision, which has an impact on his family life, including his wife Devon (Wilde), a former model and actress. She largely »
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