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Amy Schumer is comedy's "it" girl right now. Her brand of comedy, which is less about telling jokes and more about regaling her sexual escapades, real or made up, has taken the nation by storm. But when you get past the "shock" of an attractive blond woman with a cutesy face talking about anal sex in the back of Toyota, what you are really left with is a female version of Dane Cook, circa 2002. And we all know how that turned out.
In Trainwreck, Schumer brings her "irreverent" comedy to the big screen in a story that is supposed to be about a woman named Amy and how her personal life is such a mess due to her rampant sex, alcohol and drug use. Instead, what audiences are getting is a toothless romantic comedy that is less an actual train wreck, and more of minor inconvenience for travelers. You know, »
The most-watched stand-up comedian ever is not Eddie Murphy, Steve Martin, Chris Rock, Bill Cosby, or Kevin Hart. It's not George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Sarah Silverman, Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Larry the Cable Guy, Dane Cook, Amy Schumer, or Woody Allen. It's Jerry Seinfeld: No, not Jerry Seinfeld the stand-up comedian who created Seinfeld, but Jerry Seinfeld, the fictional comedian on it. As the lead character on the most popular show on television, that comedian altered comedy by changing the relationship fans had with comedians, and what they expected from them. Seinfeld lands on Hulu today, when interest in stand-up and comedy is at all-time high — we are currently at the peak of a Second Comedy Boom, one that Jerry Seinfeld helped define and foster with Seinfeld and his documentary Comedian. “Millennials have a deeper connection to comedy than previous generations,” Chanon Cook, Comedy Central’s head of research, »
- Jesse David Fox
HBO comedy-drama Entourage did a genius job of reflecting the realities of Hollywood survival. They hooked up actors and actresses (this happens), they jockeyed around studio chiefs over politics (this also happens) and they put a big-time star in rehab for drug addiction (this definitely happens).
But sometimes creator Doug Ellin and his writing team imitated real life before it happened. Ahead of the show's feature-length movie spinoff - out this month - here are 5 times when Entourage predicted the future...
1. Aquaman the movie (Seasons 2 and 3, 2005-2006)
Imagine a time when Hollywood wasn't smothering us with superheroes every other week. Hard, right? Believe it or not, when Entourage plotted Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) to play DC Comics' Aquaman on the big screen, there was merely a routine Spidey and Superman in sight. The movie even hired the mighty James Cameron to direct, plus Mandy Moore - ahem, Vinny's ex - as Aquagirl. »
"It was that epiphany moment," admits Dane Cook when asked about the theme of his latest stand-up comedy special "Troublemaker," which aired on Showtime last fall. "The title came from talking to a couple some months after they had seen me working on this chunk of material," he recalls during our recent video chat (watch below). "At the time, I hadn't really figured out what the theme was going to be, I just knew there was a lot of stuff that was going to be really caustic about our insecurity in relationships, especially in a tech world where we can constantly spy on and keeps tabs on one another." -Break- Jon Stewart shocks viewers by departing 'Daily Show' later this year He reveals, "this couple broke up after my show, pretty much immediately … and one of them mentioned something about being a troublemaker. I was like "alright, that's it", I »
Comedian Dane Cook has reportedly received a lifetime ban from performing at famed Hollywood comedy club the Laugh Factory. Dane Cook Banned Cook, who has performed at the venue for years, was banned due to his behavior towards a waitress recently, according to Entertainment Tonight. Cook allegedly used vulgar and offensive language towards the woman, […]
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- Chelsea Regan
We previously told you which new films and TV shows are coming to Netflix streaming next month, but now it’s time for the bad news: what’s leaving. Quite a few titles are due to expire next month, including Skyfall, The Brothers Bloom, Valkyrie, RoboCop, Life Is Beautiful, BASEketball, the underrated Along Came Polly and more. And if you’ve been putting off watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, time to get crackin’. Here’s a full list of titles that are leaving Netflix next month, via THR: Expiring May 1 12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue (2012) 6 Bullets (2012) A Knight's Tale (2001) Airplane! (1980) Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) All I Want for Christmas (1991) Along Came Polly (2004) An American Haunting (2006) Baby Genius: The Four Seasons Baby Genius: Underwater Adventures BASEketball (1998) Bitter Moon (1992) Boys Don't Cry (1999) Bratz: Babyz: The Movie (2005) Call Me Claus (2001) Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013) Cecil B. »
- Adam Chitwood
Want to watch that amazing train chase sequence from "Skyfall" one more time? Get to streaming the 2012 James Bond film before May 5, because it's one of the many films leaving Netflix's queue. How about the original "RoboCop"? You have until May 1 to comply, er, stream it. And if you want to catch up on Audrey Hepburn classics "Funny Face" and "Sabrina," those will also be leaving soon, as well as "Romancing the Stone" and its sequel, "The Jewel of the Nile."
Here's a complete list of the movies that Netflix is pulling from your streaming list. And, just so you're not left empty-handed, here's a list of what's new on Netflix in May 2015. (All titles and dates provided by Netflix and subject to change.)
Leaving May 1
"6 Bullets" (2012)
"12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue" (2012)
"A Knight's Tale" (2001)
"The Accused" (1988)
"Airplane II: The Sequel" (1982)
"All I Want for Christmas" (1991)
- Sharon Knolle
Is Miley Cyrus letting her Instagram do the talking?
Following the release of pictures of the singer's boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger embracing another woman during a spring break trip to Cabo over the weekend, Miley has taken to her Instagram to focus on messages of friendship, family and self-esteem.
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"Surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel, energies are contagious," she posted on Monday, following a particularly bizarre -- even for Miley's standards -- entry about friendship.
"Da most biewteous thang in da whole wide world iz friendship," the 22-year-old "Wrecking Ball" singer wrote. "Yiew choose dem outta all da billion trillion and beyond dey are da onez dat days seem toooo short with.... Yiew wish dey could just go on foreva (that's why sometimes yiew skip da sleepin part)."
She also spent some quality time with her mother, Tish Cyrus. "Monday »
If you're a big lover of Star Wars, it's scary to hear that Han Solo crashed his Millennium Falcon. So celebrities and fans alike were relieved upon getting the news late Thursday that Harrison Ford, 72, would make a full recovery after sustaining a head injury when his vintage plane went down in a Los Angeles-area golf course. Even William Shatner - who wrote a full Twitter tribute on Sunday for the late Leonard Nimoy - gave a shout-out to Ford, who sustained a 5-to-6-inch gash on his scalp after making an emergency landing on the Penmar Golf Course, not »
If you're Star Wars lover - or even just a casual fan - it's scary to hear that Han Solo crashed his Millennium Falcon. So celebrities and fans alike were relieved upon getting the news late Thursday that Harrison Ford, 72, would make a full recovery after sustaining a head injury when his vintage plane went down in a Los Angeles-area golf course. Even William Shatner - who wrote a full Twitter tribute on Sunday for the late Leonard Nimoy - gave a shout-out to Ford, who sustained a 5-to-6-inch gash on his scalp after making an emergency landing on the Penmar Golf Course, »
Planes: Fire & Rescue, much like the Cars sequel, spins us into an entirely new world, and though the Cars franchise sequels haven’t been quite the blockbusters Pixar might have hoped for, this broader sequel theory has made them both far better films than simpler “add-on” efforts might have managed.
Dusty finds himself out of the racing game, and quickly joins with a crew of rescue vehicles who keep an eye on a vast forest in order to contain fires. Naturally, this isn’t something that sounds like a great time to Dusty at first, but he learns that there’s a lot more to life than being in the spotlight.
This all kicks off because Dusty continually pushes himself too far, damaging a part that can’t be replaced. In a fairly obvious maneuver, he ends up crashing, and causing a fire. This leads to the airport being shut down, »
- Marc Eastman
With the announcement that yet another contestant from Juan Pablo Galavis's season of The Bachelor has gotten engaged, it's time for us to wonder: Is Galavis, 33, the embodiment of a 2007 rom-com starring Dane Cook and Jessica Alba? The premise of Good Luck Chuck is that Cook's character, Chuck, had a curse placed on him as a 12-year-old for refusing to kiss a goth girl. Stay with us, here. The curse dictates that every woman who sleeps with Chuck will immediately break up with him and marry the next man who asks her out. Sharleen Joynt is officially the sixth »
- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl
“This is going to be a lot of fun watching people get killed!”
So joked director Jason Reitman as he kicked off the latest installment of Film Independent’s popular Live Read series on Thursday night with perhaps his boldest selection yet: Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas.”
At the event, which returned to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art following last month’s sojourn to downtown L.A., Reitman praised the gangster classic as having “a perfect screenplay.”
To celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary, Reitman cast a fresh ensemble of actors, including Laurence Fishburne (in the part originated by Robert De Niro) and Fred Savage (in Ray Liotta’s signature role), to read the Oscar-nominated screenplay before a live audience.
Before the show began, »
- Matthew Chernov
Veteran actor and comedian Taylor Negron has died after a long battle with cancer, multiple sources confirm to Deadline. He was 57. Taylor's cousin and Three Dog Night member Chuck Negron also confirmed the news with an emotional video post on YouTube. "I want to inform you that my cousin Taylor Negron has just passed away," he tearfully said online. "His mother, his brother Alex and my brother's wife Renee were all there with him. May he rest in peace." He added, "I just wanted all you people who knew him and loved him to know he just passed." As soon as the news broke, celebrities including Eric Stonestreet, Rachel Dratch and Dane Cook shared their fond »
This week, Olivia Munn shows off her sexy side in a new photo shoot with her dog, Dane Cook flexes his big (fake) muscles in a skin-tight hoodie and Reese Witherspoon puts her Golden Globes prep on hold for carpool duties! And, Kylie Jenner shows some serious cleavage in a new busty selfie, Rihanna looks stunning in her latest makeup-free snap and Selena Gomez hand-wraps gift baskets for her team. Plus, Lindsay Lohan does some serious shopping damage, Adrian Grenier gets back into Vince mode for "Entourage" movie re-shoots and Lenny Kravitz sends prayers to Paris. Click "Launch Gallery" above to see these stars' personal pics and even more celeb candids in this week's best celebrity TwitPics! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
Hawaii Five-0 may have ended its fall run without a cliffhanger, but the second half of the season will kick off in a big way when Danny (Scott Caan) and Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) are finally forced to face the consequences of their actions after attempting to save Danny’s brother (Dane Cook) by borrowing money from Chin’s ex-con brother-in-law (Christopher Sean). To find out what the team will be facing, EW turned to executive producer Peter Lenkov, who also teases a plethora of incoming guest stars and the future of the CBS series. »
- Natalie Abrams
16 items from 2015
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