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Michael Cera Once Pranked a Sundance Audience with a Question About His Nonexistent Son (Video)

27 August 2014 5:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Michael Cera was a guest on The Late Show this week, and he told David Letterman about the time he and a friend had a little fun at the expense of a Sundance Film Festival audience. Cera planted his friend in the audience and had him ask a fake question as a prank. "I said to him, 'Okay, raise your hand to ask a question, and if they call on you, say, 'I have a two-part question for Michael.' " "'The first part is, 'When is the last time you saw your son Amos,' and the second part is, »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Best of Late Night TV: Michael Cera's Giant Basket, Dock Diving Dogs, Lyle Lovett's Horse (Video)

26 August 2014 12:19 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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.

"The Late Show" was the only late night program not in repeats this week, and featured guest Michael Cera, there to promote his Broadway run in the play "This Is Our Youth." Cera chatted with host David Letterman about a recent road trip he took with his girlfriend, a German citizen who had never been to the U.S. before. The pair stopped to see the world's largest basket, a basket-shaped office building in Ohio, though the actor admitted that his girlfriend "didn't care for it." Letterman was bemused by that revelation, though he was downright annoyed that the woman apparently didn't like Cracker Barrel, either.

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- Katie Roberts

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Broadway box office: Andrew Rannells still packs them in for 'Hedwig'

25 August 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Neil Patrick Harris may have hung up his five-inch pumps, but audiences are still lining up for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. According to figures from the Broadway League, the Tony-winning musical revival took in $648,738 for the week ending Aug. 24—the first with Book of Mormon alum Andrew Rannells in the cross-dressing title role. While that’s a steep drop from Nph’s final week, when the show grossed a whopping $1.14 million, it still represents an enviable 82 percent of the potential earnings for the 1,007-seat Belasco Theatre. (Harris’ star power enabled producers to sell many more “premium” tickets for well above the average price. »

- Thom Geier

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Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, Tavi Gevinson shine as Broadway's 'Youth'

22 August 2014 11:17 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The kids are taking over the Great White Way. Since its first production in 1996, Kenneth Lonergan’s caustic comedy This Is Our Youth has attracted the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Paquin, and Mark Ruffalo. And on Sept. 11, the three-person play about wealthy teens in early-’80s Manhattan makes its Broadway debut with a new trio of stars. Kieran Culkin, Tavi Gevinson, and Michael Cera, fresh off a trial run at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, tell EW how their lives led them to This.

Kieran Culkin

Culkin first performed This Is Our Youth 12 years ago in London’s West End— and never forgot about it. »

- Marc Snetiker

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Michael Cera Talks About His "Dirty" and "Modest" Debut Album

19 August 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Up until now, actor Michael Cera's flirtation with music has been mild, relegated to backup vocals on Weezer's 2010 track "Hang On" and stints with bands Mister Heavenly and The Long Goodbye. But on Aug. 8, the 26-year-old released his bedroom-skuzzed debut album true that to Bandcamp quietly, amplified four days later when friend Jonah Hill tweeted a link to his 4.42 million followers. Currently in New York for a Broadway stint in This Is Our Youth, Cera explained to Billboard how his nighttime hobby became a 17-track LP. Did you go into writing songs

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- Steven J. Horowitz, Billboard

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Michael Cera on His Surprise Album and Facing the Internet

18 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Last week, out of the blue, Michael Cera dropped an album of charming indie-folk on Bandcamp and, you know what, it was really good. Vulture caught up with Cera on Thursday at a Meet the Company event for This Is Our Youth, which he will be starring in on Broadway this September, to talk about the album and facing the internet,So, your album: Big surprise! Can you tell us how you feel about it and why you chose to keep it a secret for so long?It’s not a secret. It’s just some songs that I recorded at home for a while and finally felt like I could put online and have people listen to it.  So, it was just kind of a spur of a moment decision to release it?Yeah! To create a Bandcamp page. It wasn’t a planned surprise?No, you know, I’ve had these songs. »

- Nina Stoller-Lindsey

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Week in Review: Aftermath of Robin Williams’ passing

15 August 2014 10:55 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Although the events in Ferguson, Missouri have created a social media firestorm over the last week, much of the media cycle was dominated by the death of Robin Williams on Monday. Tributes have been pouring in, including this one and this one from Sound on Sight, and there has been some absolutely beautiful writing to go along with it.

It was first revealed that Williams died in a suicide after battling severe depression. Even more tragic news came when Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, said he was just recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

“Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly,” she said in a statement.

But when someone iconic as Williams passes away, that’s never the end of the story, »

- Brian Welk

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Hear Michael Cera’s debut album “True That”

15 August 2014 3:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yep, you read that right. Michael Cera has released his debut album True That under the radar on Bandcamp, which is yours to own for only $7.

The Juno actor released it over the weekend, so the fact that it’s taken nearly a week to surface in the public eye shows just how little the man himself wanted to promote it.

True That features 18 low-fi tracks recorded in his own home. You can download the album in MP3 and Flac or listen at will using the player below. It’s very… well, it’s very Michael Cera let’s just say that.

It’s certainly more Nick & Nora than Scott Pilgrim.

It looks like he at least has one fan, his Superbad co-star Jonah Hill

 

My great friend Michael Cera not only is a brilliant actor, he also makes great music. Check it out: http://t.co/lbc8sDcSco

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- Luke Owen

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10 Typecast Actors Who Will Always Be “That Guy/Girl”

15 August 2014 3:35 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Normally being typecast is portrayed in a negative light, with the implication being that an actor or actress is not talented enough to truly transform themselves, instead choosing to stick with comfortable, familiar roles. And while chameleon actors like Christian Bale are certainly a ton of fun to watch, there will always be a place for huge stars who have cultivated a specific screen image for themselves and stay with it. There’s a level of comfort there for audiences — when you go to see an Arnold Schwarzenegger film, you know exactly what you’re going to get, for better or worse.

Was John Wayne an actor who could disappear into each and every role that he played, making you forget that you were even watching him? Of course not. He was a movie star, and he had a certain persona — you can see John Wayne in every character he portrayed, »

- Audrey Fox

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Stream Michael Cera's New Folky, Self-Released Album Here

14 August 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

He picked up a bass for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and a guitar at the end of Juno, so we all knew Michael Cera was musically inclined. But his new, self-released collection of quiet, folky mostly-instrumentals (titled true that) still caught the Internet off-guard when Jonah Hill Tweeted about it Wednesday night, saying, "My great friend Michael Cera not only is a brilliant actor, he also makes great music." Cera has not commented on the Bandcamp page, which is adorned with pictures of the actor and the low-key summary, "Michael Cera was born in Canada in 1988 at the tender age of zero. »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Prepare Yourself For a New Betty Boop Movie

14 August 2014 12:59 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Simon Cowell is making a Betty Boop movie - Vulture All about Michael Cera's new solo album - HuffPost Entertainment This film-festival sweetheart might be your new favorite movie - Moviefone Watch the teaser for Community's sixth season - Splitsider 4 video games worthy of a movie adaptation - Cracked ABC canceled Twisted and renewed another series - BuddyTV Sara Bareilles and more on this week's Pll soundtrack - Pretty Little Liars Which Guardian of the Galaxy are you? - Moviepilot Life lessons from the sci-fi books you loved as a kid - Popsugar Tech »

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Listen to Michael Cera's Michael Cera-Sounding Debut Album

14 August 2014 7:35 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Over the weekend, Michael Cera essentially pulled "a Beyonce," releasing a surprise full-length album without any buildup or promotion. And the secret was still well-kept until several days later, so in a sense, he pulled it off even better. All joking aside, the Cera album is very real, even if it's not aided by a record label or any real promotion. Instead, Cera's 18-song collection of lo-fi, homemade ditties (complete with singer-songwriter narratives and instrumental interludes) exists in the realm of Bandcamp, where countless other artists, both no-name and up-and-comers, get

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- Chris Payne, Billboard

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Michael Cera Releases an Album That's So Amazingly Michael Cera

13 August 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

You guys, Michael Cera now exists in music form.

You guys, Michael Cera now exists in music form.

Jonah Hill tweeted a link Sunday to his Superbad bestie's album, titled true that.

My great friend Michael Cera not only is a brilliant actor, he also makes great music. Check it out: http://t.co/lbc8sDcSco

Jonah Hill (@JonahHill) August 13, 2014

This album totally exists and is so Michael Cera it hurts. You can listen to it here.

5 Things You Don't Know About Jonah Hill

true that by Michael Cera

There's something about this album’s existence that you want to make fun of so badly but after listening to it, we just can't. It's lo-fi, folky, and kind of amazing. Picture being inside on a rainy day, reupholstering thrift store furniture, while Arrested Development plays on Netflix in the background. That's what true that is like.

He even sings, too! Michael Cera sings on »

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Michael Cera Releases Surprise Album and It's Actually Pretty Good—Listen Now!

13 August 2014 12:59 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Michael Cera definitely just pulled a Beyoncé! The actor known for his memorable roles in Juno, Superbad and countless other films surprised fans by dropping a brand new album Tuesday night. All 18 tracks feature an indie-folk vibe with a variety of instruments and sounds in the background. According to initial reviews, the 26-year-old actor doesn't sound bad at all. "My great friend Michael Cera not only is a brilliant actor, he also makes great music," close friend Jonah Hill shared with a link to the album.  This isn't the first time Cera has stepped into the world of music. The actor sang backup vocals on Weezer's 2011 hit, "Hang On." While in »

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Michael Cera Quietly Releases Folky Solo Album

13 August 2014 12:36 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Any true Michael Cera fan knows the actor also has musical skills – from adding backing vocals and guitar to Weezer's Hurley to playing live bass for indie-rock supergroup Mister Heavenly to strumming nerdily in this adorable scene from Juno. But now Cera's taken a bigger step into the music world with a solo album, true that, which he quietly posted last week on Bandcamp.

Cera's friend and collaborator Jonah Hill gave the album a promotional push on Tuesday night, tweeting the link and writing, "My great friend Michael Cera not only is a brilliant actor, »

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Michael Cera Pulls a Beyoncé, Releases an Entire Secret Album

13 August 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Okay, so a lo-fi release on Bandcamp isn't quite the same as Queen Bey unleashing an entire digital library of music videos when a great deal of the world was snoozing, but give Michael Cera credit where credit is due. The sweet-faced actor, who was last seen acting like a total a-hole in "This Is The End," uploaded an entire called "true that" to Bandcamp a few days ago. (The album's Bandcamp page indicates it was released on August 8th, but most sites are reporting it was released last night. Ymmv.) Jonah Hill tweeted the link last night, and lots of curious folks clicked over to listen.

My great friend Michael Cera not only is a brilliant actor, he also makes great music. Check it out: http://t.co/lbc8sDcSco

- Jonah Hill (@JonahHill) August 13, 2014 Yeah, it's easy to say that it sounds like the kind of music you'd »

- Jenni Miller

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Michael Cera Releases a Surprise 18-Track Album (Audio)

13 August 2014 8:31 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

What do Michael Cera and Beyoncé have in common? They both released surprise albums this year. The actor, best known for comedies like “Superbad” and “Arrested Development,” dropped an 18-track digital album online on Tuesday and curious listeners can currently stream it for free. Also read: ‘Ten Commandments’ Series Directed by Michael Cera, Gus Van Sant and Others Ordered by Wgn America If they like what they hear on “True That,” they can buy the album for $7. Cera has showed off his musical talent before in “Juno,” as well as on tour with indie rock band Mister Heavenly in 2010. See »

- Greg Gilman

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Michael Cera’s Surprise Album Is Really Pretty Good

13 August 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Michael Cera dropped a surprise album last night, and you know what, it's pretty good. The 18 tracks are a mix of pleasant instrumentals and a sort of bedroom indie-folk. It's kind of like if Cass McCombs and Jason Schwartzman as Coconut Records tried to play Paul McCartney's Ram and upbeat versions of Elliott Smith songs. More than anything, it really is the music you'd imagine Michael Cera making in his spare time. Of course, this isn't Cera's first foray into music; beyond playing musicians in films, he was also the touring bass player for the really solid "Doom Wop" supergroup Mister Heavenly a few years back. The album, true that, is currently available to stream for free on Cera's Bandcamp. He truly is the Beyoncé of Michael Cera–types. »

- Jesse David Fox

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'Let's Be Cops' stars Johnson, Wayans and Riggle on how far is too far in comedy

11 August 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When I first became aware of Jake Johnson's work, it was in the film "Paper Heart," and it's a very canny performance, an interesting one to see as somebody's first work. In the film, directed by Nicholas Jasenovec, Johnson played Nicholas Jasenovec, the director of a documentary about Charlyne Yi and Michael Cera falling in love. I saw it first at Sundance, then ended up moderating a Comic-Con panel for the film with Johnson, Cera, Yi, and Jasenovec all participating. Over the course of those encounters that year, I saw a good deal of Johnson, and he invariably made me laugh like an idiot at least once per conversation. "New Girl" appears to have been the thing that finally opened the door for Johnson in terms of audiences understanding him and seeing him showcased properly. In the pilot, he was paired with Damon Wayans Jr. and Max Greenfield as his two roommates, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Mark Ruffalo After ‘Normal Heart': ‘If A Piano Dropped On Me Tomorrow, I Did Ok”

10 August 2014 6:07 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive, Updated At 6:06 p.m. with comments about Spotlight at end: You might call August, 2014 a full-circle month for Mark Ruffalo. His performance as Ned Weeks in Ryan Murphy‘s HBO version of The Normal Heart earned one of that film’s astonishing 16 Emmy nominations, with the winners to be announced on Aug. 25. He’s eager to catch the Broadway revival of the 1996 stage play that launched his career, Kenneth Lonergan‘s This Is Our Youth, which begins on the 18th with Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin.

Writing about his work in Lonergan’s You Can Count On Me, the New York Times’ Stephen Holden said, “Mr. Ruffalo’s star-making performance deserves to be added to the list of charismatic, grownup lost boys that includes the Marlon Brando of  A Streetcar Named Desire and the Jack Nicholson of Easy Rider.”

Yet this is the same guy who plays the Hulk in the Avengers franchise. »

- Jeremy Gerard

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