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Zooey Deschanel is ready to have this baby! The pregnant New Girl star, 35, attended a CPR class in Austin, Texas, with her fiancé, Jacob Pechenik, on Saturday, June 27. Photos: Celeb pregnancy confessions Deschanel covered her baby bump in a comfortable-looking floral mini and gray cardigan for the outing. The soon-to-be first-time parents took a moment to share a sweet kiss after their class at the Austin Area Birthing Center. Deschanel has been vocal about wanting to ditch her pregnancy diet Asap. "You can't eat so many things [...] »
“New Girl” and Zooey Deschanel may no longer be new to the scene, but the centerpiece of Fox’s comedy ensemble cast is still having a great time making the sitcom. “In my whole career, if I have fun doing something, it usually turns out so much better than something that you don’t have fun doing,” Deschanel told TheWrap. “Especially with a comedy, if you’re having fun when you’re doing it, people will probably have fun watching it,” she continued. “So I think it’s important to keep a good atmosphere.” Five seasons in, “New Girl” still has that atmosphere, »
- Tony Maglio
Under the new pact, Webb will develop new projects for network, cable and direct projects for the studio, in addition to serving as an exec producer on both “Limitess” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The race for the Emmys has officially begun. Voting for the TV Academy’s top honors is now open until June 26 — exclusively online for the first time ever — and ballots for all categories are available for viewing.
Variety perused some of the top categories to check out the inevitable oddities, including series left out of consideration (wherefore art thou, “Cougar Town”?) and key performers guaranteed not to get nominated because they’re not on the ballot (sorry, Max Greenfield).
– It was news when the TV Academy’s new attempt to define half-hours as comedies and hourlong series as dramas resulted in “Orange Is the New Black” moving to drama series contention this year. (Meanwhile “Glee” and “Shameless” stayed in comedy, along with newcomer “Jane the Virgin.”) But somehow hourlongs “Devious Maids” (Lifetime) and “Hart of Dixie” (the CW) wound up in the comedy category too, with no fanfare.
– “NCIS: La »
- Geoff Berkshire
That giant inflatable swan Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris rode into the California sunset this week isn’t just making a big splash in the pool … it’s making a bigger one at the bank. Sales for the floating swan have skyrocketed according to manufacturer Swimline, thanks to the pro-bono marketing from celebs like Kim Kardashian, Kate Upton, Kendall Jenner and Zooey Deschanel, who have all been pictured on it. Taylor and Calvin are just »
- TMZ Staff
Ready for some good old rock 'n' roll and comedy? Comedy legend Bill Murray stars in Rock the Kasbah as Richie Lanz, a rock tour manager who has to take his only remaining client, a musician played by Zooey Deschanel, to a Uso tour in Afghanistan. When Deschanel's character disappears and snags Richie's passport, he's left behind for some shenanigans, karaoke, and grooming a local to possibly be the next singing sensation. Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, and Danny McBride also costar in the comedy, which comes out Oct. 23. »
Here’s our first look at Bill Murray up to his old tricks in Barry Levinson’s new movie. This first teaser for Rock The Kasbah follows Richie Lanz, a past-his-prime music manager who escorts his latest client (Zooey Deschanel) on a Uso trip to Afghanistan, where she’ll “play in front of 2,000 horny soldiers.” When that doesn’t exactly work out, he’s stranded in that foreign land with no money, wallet or passport. Amid the ensuing confusion, gunplay and run-ins with dodgy… »
Rock the Kasbah Trailer and Poster. Barry Levinson‘s Rock the Kasbah (2015) teaser trailer, movie poster star Bill Murray, Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Bruce Willis, and Danny McBride. Rock the Kasbah‘s plot synopsis: “‘Rock The Kasbah’ is the story of Richie Lanz, a rock manager with a golden ear and a taste for talent, who has seen better times. When he takes his last remaining client on a Uso tour of Afghanistan, she gets cold feet and leaves him penniless and without his passport in Kabul. While trying to find his way home, Richie befriends a band of misfits and discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice.”
Rock the Kasbah poster
Rock the Kasbah movie poster
I thought this film would be generic but the comedy and Bruce Willis popping up put a smile on my face. The ‘performance’ at the end of the trailer helped as well. »
- Rollo Tomasi
Bill Murray is a rock star. A living legend really. So it only makes sense that he plays something of a rock star. In his new film Rock the Kasbah, he plays a rock talent producer taking his latest rock starlet to a show in Afghanistan of all places. When he gets his passport and money stolen, he works his way through the Middle East on his way back home.
Rock the Kasbah comes from veteran director Barry Levinson and veteran screenwriter Mitch Glazer, and stars Murray, Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Bruce Willis, Scott Caan, and Danny McBride. Here’s the official synopsis:
Rock The Kasbah is the story of Richie Lanz (Bill Murray), a rock manager with a golden ear and a taste for talent, who has seen better times. When he takes his last remaining client on a Uso tour of Afghanistan, she gets cold feet and leaves »
- Brian Welk
Bill Murray hits all the right notes – at least comedically – in the hilarious first trailer for Rock the Kasbah. The veteran actor stars as Richie Lanz, a washed-up rock tour manager who drags his last remaining client (Zooey Deschanel) on a Uso tour in Afghanistan, where the performer robs him blind and abandons him without his passport. Through a series of bizarre events, he discovers a talented singer (Leem Lubany) and manages her through the singing competition Afghan Star. "There's got to be a reason for this," Murray says in the clip. »
Open Road Films has unveiled the trailer for "Rock the Kasbah," starring Bill Murray, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, Scott Caan, and Bruce Willis. Check it out below. Plot: The film tells the story of Richie Lanz (Murray), a rock manager with a golden ear and a taste for talent, who has seen better times. When he takes his last remaining client on a Uso tour of Afghanistan, she gets cold feet and leaves him penniless and without his passport in Kabul. While trying to find his way home, Richie befriends a band of misfits and discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice. The new movie is directed by Barry Levinson and is set to hit theaters on October 23rd. Trailer: »
There are plenty of ridiculous moments featured in the new trailer for "Rock the Kasbah," which stars Bill Murray as floundering music manager Richie Lanz, who's trying to revive his career by taking one of his artists on tour in...Afghanistan?
Yes, that not-so-brilliant idea is the central premise for "Kasbah," though that's only the beginning. Richie's incredulous protege singer (Zooey Deschanel) promptly bails on him as soon as they touch down, taking his wallet and passport for good measure; after he's briefed on the situation by a gun-toting Bruce Willis, he has to decide what to do with himself now that he's adrift overseas.
Then, Richie stumbles upon a local teenager who's trying to make it to a singing competition in Kabul, "Afghan Star," and the hapless manager takes the girl under his wing. We're told she has a great voice, but we don't hear it here; maybe that's »
- Katie Roberts
"It's time for a crazy story..." First announced in 2013, Barry Levinson's Rock The Kasbah is finally complete, and here's a trailer to prove it. Bill Murray, Zooey Deschanel, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Scott Caan and Danny McBride star, and Mitch Glazer (previously linked to Murray by Scrooged and Lost In Translation) wrote the screenplay.As you'll just have gathered, Murray plays a burned-out music manager who heads to Afghanistan on a Uso tour with his one remaining client. Through a series of unfortunate events, he ends up abandoned, cash-strapped and without his passport (all together now - "Murree-ee-ee don't like it...") but then stumbles upon a young girl with an amazing voice who he figures could make it big. So he somehow manages to smuggle her back to Kabul so she can compete in local X-Factor variant The Afghan Star.Shooting took place last summer (with Caan replacing Shia Labeouf »
Rock The Kasbah is the story of Richie Lanz, a rock manager with a golden ear and a taste for talent, who has seen better times. When he takes his last remaining client on a Uso tour of Afghanistan, she gets cold feet and leaves him penniless and without his passport in Kabul.
While trying to find his way home, Richie befriends a band of misfits and discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice.
Against all odds, Richie will take his last shot at creating an unlikely superstar.
Rock The Kasbah opens on October 23rd.
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- Michelle McCue
In Rock the Kasbah, Bill Murray plays down-and-out rock manager Richie Lanz, a man with a penchant for sunglasses, apathy, yelling, singing, yell-singing, and dad jokes. Basically, yeah, he's still the weird, badass uncle you wish you had. As the film's trailer shows, he's just stuck in a different country now. Catch him doing weird stuff with Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, Scott Caan, and Bruce Willis on October 23. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Read More: Watch: Bill Murray, Sofia Coppola Team For Netflix's 'A Very Murray Christmas': Best Holiday Gift Ever?Bill Murray goes to Afghanistan in the first trailer for Barry Levinson's "Rock the Kasbah." Open Roads' release opens in theaters on October 23, during the heat of awards season. Written by Mitch Glaser ("Magic City"), the comedy stars Murray as Richi Lanz, a rock manager who takes his last remaining client (Zooey Deschanel) on a tour of Afghanistan. When she ditches him in Kabul and steals his money and passport, he's forced to navigate his way through unfamiliar territory, eventually coming across a young woman with a promising voice. Levinson's films typically boast A-list casts and "Rock the Kasbah" is no exception. Kate Hudson, Danny McBride, Scott Caan and Bruce Willis all co-star. Watch the first trailer above. Read More: The 5 Best (and 4 Worst) Bill Murray Lead Performances »
- Nigel M Smith
The latest comedy from director Barry Levinson casts Murray as a strung-out rock manager who is abandoned by his act on a Uso tour of Afghanistan.
Left stranded with no money in Kabul, Richie (Murray) tries to strike it rich once again by managing a promising young singer on Afghanistan's equivalent of American Idol.
Rock the Kasbah is released on October 23 in the Us. »
“You will play in front of 2,000 horny soldiers,” he promises over the strains of David Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel.”
She ditches him in Kabul, leaving him stranded with no money and no passport, but also opening up the opportunity for him to discover a young girl with an extraordinary voice.
- Dave McNary
The first trailer for upcoming Bill Murray comedy Rock The Kasbah has arrived online today, and you can view it below…
Directed by Oscar winner Barry Levinson (Rain Man), Kasbah is written by Mitch Glazer (Scrooged) and boasts an impressive supporting cast including Kate Hudson (Wish I Was Here), Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down), Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-o) and Bruce Willis (The Expendables 2).
“Rock The Kasbah” is the story of Richie Lanz (Bill Murray), a rock manager with a golden ear and a taste for talent, who has seen better times. When he takes his last remaining client on a Uso tour of Afghanistan, she gets cold feet and leaves him penniless and without his passport in Kabul. While trying to find his way home, Richie befriends a band of misfits and discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice. Against all odds, Richie will take »
- Scott J. Davis
Bill Murray would probably make a good music manager. Truthfully, he would probably make a good anything.
His characters have had many careers throughout the years: Golf course groundskeeper, camp counsellor, ghost hunter, actor… you name it, Bill’s played it. One thing we haven’t had the chance to see him play before is a music manager, but that unfortunate luck is about to change with Rock the Kasbah later this year.
Directed by Barry Levinson (Good Morning Vietnam, Rain Man), Rock the Kasbah follows a fairly washed-up music manager who discovers a talented young girl while on a tour in Afghanistan. They end up travelling to Kabul to compete on an "American Idol"-esque show called Afghan Star, but not without encountering their fair share of challenges along the way.
- Amanda Wood
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