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Danny McBride on the plot and tone of the Halloween reboot, and convincing Jamie Lee Curtis to return

Love it, or hate it, a Halloween reboot is being released next year from the minds of Danny McBride and David Gordon Green. Regardless of how you feel about the team involved, or the fact that the film will disregard every Halloween sequel, there is one thing we can (possibly) all agree on: having Jamie Lee Curtis back as Laurie Strode is awesome. So how was she convinced to give the character yet another go? According to Danny McBride (via Yahoo), it all came down to her character being too well-written to refuse:

“We pitched to John Carpenter, and he was into it, which kind of blew David and me away, but I still think nobody was really talking about Jamie… I think everyone was kind of on the mindset of it’d be a grab to get her, but no one really knew if we would be able to.
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Kevin Curran Dies: Emmy-Winning ‘Simpsons’ & Letterman Writer-Producer Was 59

Kevin Curran, a veteran TV comedy writer-producer who won six Emmys as part of the staffs of The Simpsons and Late Night With David Letterman, died today at his Los Angeles home after a lengthy illness. He was 59. Simpsons showrunner Al Jean, who met Curran while they were at Harvard in the late 1970s, confirmed the news of Twitter: .@TheSimpsons V v sad at the passing of Kevin Curran brilliantly funny and true friend — Al Jean (@AlJean) October…
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Kevin Curran, Writer and Producer on 'The Simpsons,' Dies at 59

Kevin Curran, Writer and Producer on 'The Simpsons,' Dies at 59
Kevin Curran, a six-time Emmy-winning writer and producer who worked on Late Night With David Letterman and The Simpsons, died Tuesday, Fox confirmed. He was 59. Curran started with The Simpsons in 1998 as a consulting producer and stayed with the show through 2015, sharing three Emmys for outstanding animated program in 2003, 2006 and 2008. Curran received his first three Emmys (1985 through 1987) for his writing on NBC's Letterman show, where in 1985 he suggested and wrote the very first Top Ten list, "Top Ten Words That Almost Rhyme With Peas." (The No. 1 word

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Kevin Curran, ‘Simpsons’ Writer, Dies at 59

Kevin Curran, ‘Simpsons’ Writer, Dies at 59
The Simpsons” writer Kevin Curran has died at the age of 59. “Simpsons” showrunner Al Jean shared the news on Twitter Tuesday. “Kevin Curran was a sweet, brilliant man who said many hilarious things, some unprintable, others which will live forever in a children’s cartoon,” Jean later said in a statement to TheWrap. Also Read: Ratings: 'Simpsons' 600th Episode Scores With NFL Lead-in Before “The Simpsons,” Curran wrote for “Married… With Children” and also voiced Buck the dog, the Bundy family pet. Curran, who was born in 1957, attended Harvard University, where he edited the Harvard Lampoon. He then wrote for “The Late Show.
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Kevin Curran, Emmy Winner and Longtime ‘Simpsons’ Writer, Dies at 59

Kevin Curran, Emmy Winner and Longtime ‘Simpsons’ Writer, Dies at 59
Kevin Curran, a veteran comedy writer who spent 15 years on “The Simpsons,” died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles after a long illness. He was 59.

Curran graduated from Harvard College in 1979, where he served as an editor for the Harvard Lampoon. While at Harvard, Curran met Al Jean, who would go on to become the showrunner of Fox’s “The Simpsons.” Curran had been on staff at “The Simpsons” since 2001, most recently serving as co-executive producer.

“He was one of the funniest guys I ever met,” Jean said. “He also had one of the sweetest, biggest hearts. He really was a terrific guy.”

Notable episodes Curran wrote for “The Simpsons” include “Don’t Fear the Roofer” (2005) and “I’m Spelling as Fast as I Can” (2003). He conceived the idea and co-wrote the 2002 “Treehouse of Horror” Halloween episode “The Island of Dr. Hibbert.” Curran won three Emmy Awards during his tenure on the show.

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The Apprentice returns: Twitter freaks over £9 salads and some awful selling techniques

The Apprentice is back and Twitter is already wondering where Lord Sugar found his new crop of entrepreneurs.

The Apprentice Week 1 review: The candidates have learnt nothing from previous series - thank God

Naturally, Digital Spy kept an eye on the social network to see what you all thought. Here were the best tweets:

£9 for a salad?!:

The customers didn't complain about paying £9 for a salad but they objected to paying 5p for a bag to put it in #TheApprentice

— Katie Weasel (@KatieWeasel) October 14, 2015

£9 for a salad, Is she pissed?! #TheApprentice

— Mike (@mikebentley_) October 14, 2015

£9 for a tuna salad?! I'd want the tuna to do a song and dance for that price! #TheApprentice

— Laura (@lauramfrancis) October 14, 2015

A £9 salad?!


— Ed (@eddo_) October 14, 2015

£9 for salad?!! I could buy three tesco meal deals and pay for a bag #TheApprentice

— S (@0121Do1Son) October 14, 2015

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The Writers Behind ‘The Simpsons’ Take Front Stage at UCLA

The Writers Behind ‘The Simpsons’ Take Front Stage at UCLA
Dennis Nishi The eight-man panel of writers for the “The Simpsons” included Bill Odenkirk, David Silverman, Joel Cohen, John Frink, Kevin Curran, Michael Price, Rob Lazebnikv, Tom Gammill and moderator Geoff Boucher.

On Wednesday night, student fans got a backstage peek of “The Simpsons” writers’ room where pop culture has been diced up and reassembled to create 22 seasons of the award-winning animated Fox show. The event was held by the “UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television” and the school’s “Young Alumni Program.
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'The Simpsons' - 'The Greatest Story Ever D'Ohed' Recap

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'The Simpsons' - 'The Greatest Story Ever D'Ohed' Recap
(S21E16) It's always tricky to try and mix comedy with Jerusalem. Unless you're willing to throw caution to the wind and risk offending various religious groups and individuals, you almost always wind up with something that's bland and lame. For 'The Simpsons,' cutting edge and risque seems to be a thing long in their past, and the latter product is what we got.

Everything from Sacha Baron Cohen's aggressive tour guide to the jokes and the storyline in general didn't work this week. I'm not sure if it's because the writer, Kevin Curran, was trying too hard not to offend Muslims, Jews or Christians, but he wound up wringing every bit of humor out of the episode.

Normally, at least one or two jokes can hit, even in a bad episode of 'The Simpsons,' but this one actually got painful to continue sitting through.
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Bridget Jones Author Fielding A 'Singleton'

Bridget Jones Author Fielding A 'Singleton'
Bridget Jones's Diary author Helen Fielding is single again after separating from her longtime partner, according to a new report.

The British writer has parted ways with The Simpsons scriptwriter Kevin Curran, her partner of 10 years and the father of her two children, reports the U.K.'s Daily Express newspaper.

Fielding, who is worth an estimated $30 million (£20 million), penned the chart-topping books Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason that spawned the hit films starring Renee Zellweger as the romantically challenged diary-keeper.

News of the split, confirmed on Friday, comes just two weeks after it was announced Zellweger had signed on to star in a third film in the Bridget Jones franchise.

Fielding is also said to be working on a musical stage production based on the hapless heroine.

Married with Children: Watch David Faustino's Bundy Family Reunion

David Faustino is doing something similar to Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, but he's making it far more personal. He stars in a web comedy series called Star-ving, a parodied version of his own life. One of the recent episodes provides a special treat for fans of Married With Children.

Ed O'Neill, Katey Sagal, Christina Applegate, and Faustino starred as the members of the unique sitcom family known as the Bundys. Al is a dad/husband with a caustic wit and a penchant for attending strip clubs. Peg is his sex-starved, lazy wife who always wears high heels, spandex pants, and teased hair. Daughter Kelly is even more dim-witted than her mother while son Bud seems to have picked up the worst features of both of his parents. Other regular performers include Amanda Bearse, Ted McGinley, David Garrison, Harold Sylvester, E.E. Bell, Dan Tullis Jr., Kevin Curran, and Tom McCleister.
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The Writers Guild Awards Nominations! "The Dark Knight" Among Nominees

"The Dark Knight," "Slumdog Millionaire," "Doubt," "Frost/Nixon," and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" are among the nominees in the Adapted Screenplay category for the WGA's (Writers Guild Awards) 61st Anniversary awards show.

Winners will be announced February 7th, and will be held simultaneously between two ceremonies -- West Coast at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, and the East Coast at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.

What about "Milk" or "The Wrestler?" Click Read More to see full list of nominees!

Original Screenplay

Burn After Reading, Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, Focus Features

Milk, Written by Dustin Lance Black, Focus Features

Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Written by Woody Allen, The Weinstein Company

The Visitor, Written by Tom McCarthy, Overture Films

The Wrestler, Written by Robert Siegel, Fox Searchlight Pictures

Adapted Screenplay

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Screenplay
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Writer's Guild Nominates Best Writing

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Genre vets Marc Guggenheim (Eli Stone), Drew Goddard, Brian K. Vaughan (Lost), Marti Noxon, Zack Whedon, and Danny Strong (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) have been nominated by their peers. The Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East announced their nominees for outstanding achievement in television, radio, news, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2008 season to be honored at the upcoming 2009 Writers Guild Awards on February 7, 2009, in Los Angeles and New York.

Television Nominees

Dramatic Series

Dexter, Written by Scott Buck, Daniel Cerone, Charles H. Eglee, Adam E. Fiero, Lauren Gussis, Clyde Phillips, Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, Tim Schlattmann; Showtime

Friday Night Lights, Written by Bridget Carpenter, Kerry Ehrin, Brent Fletcher, Jason Gavin, Carter Harris, Elizabeth Heldens, David Hudgins, Jason Katims, Patrick Massett, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, John Zinman; NBC

Lost, Written by Carlton Cuse, Drew Goddard, Adam Horowitz, Christina M. Kim, Edward Kitsis, Damon L.
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Bridget Jones Author's Baby Joy

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Bridget Jones Author's Baby Joy
Helen Fielding, the author of Bridget Jones' Diary, is expecting her first child. The 43-year-old journalist-turned-novelist is due to give birth in February. She currently lives in both Los Angeles and London with her partner of four years Kevin Curran, an executive producer and writer for The Simpsons. They are both said to be "delighted" and Fielding is "happy and healthy". Her phenomenally successful novel about the life of a single thirtysomething was made into a hit 2001 movie, and Hollywood star Renee Zellweger is currently preparing to play Bridget again in the sequel The Edge Of Reason.

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