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Taylor Swift to shut down Hollywood Blvd for her "Jimmy Kimmel Live” debut She'll perform on the Kimmel show and sit on his couch for the 1st time on Thursday, Oct. 23 (Swift previously appeared in a segment with Guillermo). Over the course of a week, Swift will appear on three ABC shows — “Gma,” “The View” and Kimmel. “Star Wars Rebels” sets a Disney Xd record The premiere's 1.03 million viewers makes it the most-watched cartoon in Disney Xd history. “The Affair” has a disappointing debut About 507,000 watched the premiere of the Showtime series, which is way below the 872,000 who watched the launch of “Penny Dreadful” and the 1 million who tuned in for the “Masters of Sex” premiere. Click Read Full Post For More ABC orders “Men in Shorts,” based on openly gay soccer player Robbie Rogers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producing the comedy based on the life of the »
- Norman Weiss
DreamWorks Animation has released a fantastically funny 4 minute clip of the the opening scene of The Penguins of Madagascar. It offers us a little background on how the adventures of Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private began. It's basically a brief origin story. They actually showed this scene at San Diego Comic-Con earlier in the year, but now you can all enjoy the laughs that it has to offer.
Super spy teams aren't born…they're hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then…you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from destroying the world as we know it. »
- Joey Paur
Ahead of its release next month, DreamWorks Animation has debuted an extended clip from its upcoming CG-animated spin-off movie The Penguins of Madagascar, which you can check out below after the official synopsis…
Discover the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then … you know) to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from taking over the world.
The Penguins of Madagascar is set for release on November 26th in the States and on December 5th in the UK. Watch the latest trailer here.
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- Gary Collinson
Meet the young Penguins of Madagascar in a special 4-Minute sneak preview of the new 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation spin-off, coming to theaters this November.
This latest look at the animated adventure shows us Skipper (Tom McGrath), Rico (John Di Maggio) and Kowalski (Jeff Bennett) on their first mission as they attempt to save an egg from being eaten by seals. Their impressive skills in retrieving the egg convince them that maybe they should defy mother nature and head off on their own. Of course, their celebration is short lived after the egg reveals itself to contain a whole new world of problems.
Penguins of Madagascar will expose the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. The flightless birds must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, »
So everyone is excited about Big Hero 6 as if it's the animated movie that will come along and best the early year release of The Lego Movie as the best animated feature of the year. Another film hoping to generate some buzz is Dreamworks Animation's Madagascar spin-off Penguins of Madagascar, which comes out just a few weeks later on November 26. Super spy teams aren't born...they're hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then...you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from destroying the world as we know it. The voice cast includes Tom McGrath, »
- Brad Brevet
DreamWorks Animation has released a new The Penguins of Madagascar clip that takes us through the beginning of the movie. Directed by Eric Darnell (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted) and Simon J. Smith (Bee Movie), the film finds the scene-stealing penguins leading a film of their own as they’re joined by a wolf named Classified (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch), who leads a covert team of protective animals. This is one of the clips they showed at Comic-Con, and like everything else I've seen from this movie, it looks surprisingly charming and funny. Hit the jump to check out the new clip from The Penguins of Madagascar. The film also features the voices of John Malkovich, Andy Richter, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, and Peter Stormare. The Penguins of Madagascar opens in 3D on November 26th. Click over to Apple to see the trailer in HD. »
- Matt Goldberg
Featuring the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, Peter Stormare and John Malkovich, here’s your first look at the brand new and funny trailer for 20th Century Fox’s and DreamWorks Animation’s The Penguins Of Madagascar.
Super spy teams aren’t born…they’re hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private.
These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind.
Here’s a rundown of the team:
Agent Classified (Voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch)
First of all, his name is actually classified, and not “Classified.” The leader of the North Wind — a spy agency that helps animals in need – he’s a highly-trained but cocky secret agent who underestimates the Penguins’ operation.
Short Fuse (Voiced by Ken Jeong)
- Michelle McCue
The Penguins of Madagascar also star in their own animated TV series, which has been running since 2008.
The animated film will open in Us cinemas on November 26, and debuts on December 5 in the UK. »
While DreamWorks Animation has a kind of “throw everything against the wall and see what sticks” attitude when it comes to their films, every once in a while they put together something special. I wasn’t necessarily looking forward to the spinoff feature The Penguins of Madagascar, but ever since that first trailer I’ve found myself wanting to see more comedic adventures from the titular penguins. A new Penguins of Madagascar clip has now landed online, and it once again highlights the humorous interplay amongst the penguins and their love of Cheezy Dibbles as they find themselves squaring off against a vending machine. It’s funny stuff, and I’m genuinely eager to catch the film in theaters next month. Hit the jump to watch the new Penguins of Madagascar clip, and if you missed Evan’s recap from watching some extended footage from the film, click here. The »
- Adam Chitwood
It's still unclear which direction American Crime Story—an upcoming anthology series from Ryan Murphy that'll begin by focusing on the O.J. Simpson trial—will take. The subject matter (and Murphy's love of camp) could easily spark a wig-stravanga in the vein of a Lifetime made-for-tv movie. Then again, this project will be based on Jeffrey Toobin’s The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson—and Murphy's adapted works (think Eat Pray Love) tend to be a little more subtle than his original work. Maybe, then, this project will find Murphy privileging his serious Normal Heart »
- Teresa Jue
Last Thursday I headed down to Fox to check out over 30 minutes of footage from The Penguins of Madagascar and about 15 minutes of footage from Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. Both films are due for release later this year so it was a chance to catch up on what to expect from the more family friendly side of Fox's upcoming slate. The seems quite confident when it comes to The Penguins of Madagascar given the amount of stuff we were shown, and they're not wrong to feel that way. The film opens in 3D on November 26th, and features the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Chris Knights, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annett Mahendru, and Peter Stormare. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb was directed by Shawn Levy and stars Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Dan Stevens, Ben Kingsley, Rebel Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Rami Malek, »
- Evan Dickson
The show's executive producers, and Sony Pictures Television, have released Brown from her contract after she asked to leave the show to care for her ailing father says The Live Feed.
Brown plays Greendale Community College student Shirley Bennett and was expected to return alongside the show's other regulars including Joel McHale, Jim Rash, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie and Ken Jeong.
Two new characters will be joining Greendale though - a woman brought in as a consultant to help shape up the school, and a retired salesman who comes to Greendale to reinvent himself.
- Garth Franklin
When cancelled NBC sitcom Community was picked up by Yahoo! Screen in a rather remarkable eleventh-hour resuscitation, loyal fans of the beloved series likely breathed a deep sigh of relief and assumed that, finally, everything was going to be okay for the Greendale gang. Sadly, that’s not the case today, as series regular Yvette Nicole Brown has confirmed that she will not be reprising the role of Shirley Bennett in Community‘s upcoming sixth season.
Brown, who has been with Community since the start, opted to depart the show in order to care for her ailing father. Speaking with TV Guide, which broke news of the exit, she said:
“My dad needs daily care and he needs me. The idea of being away 16 hours a day for five months, I couldn’t do it. It was a difficult decision for me to make, but I had to choose my dad. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Yvette Nicole Brown is leaving the study group.
The actress is departing “Community” after playing Shirley for five seasons on the comedy. She confirmed her exit, first reported by TV Guide, on Twitter on Tuesday.
Thanks for the years of laughs & love @danharmon @joelmchale @gillianjacobs @dannypudi @alisonbrie @kenjeong @RashIsTVUgly & @donaldglover
— yvette nicole brown (@Ynb) September 30, 2014
& thanks to the Awesome #Community fans! You #HumanBeings are forever #StreetsAhead. Thanks for understanding my tough decision & your love
— yvette nicole brown (@Ynb) September 30, 2014
Yvette said she is leaving the show for personal reasons: namely, to take care of her ailing father.
“My dad needs daily care and he needs me,” Brown told TV Guide. “The idea of being away »
- Alex Stedman
Though Community was brought back from the dead this summer after Yahoo Screen picked up the comedy following NBC’s cancellation, it will return with one less original cast member. TV Guide reports that Yvette Nicole Brown will be departing the show before its upcoming sixth season due to family reasons, as the actress explains that she needs to care for her ailing father. The split from the show was amicable as executive producers Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna said in a joint statement, “Yvette was an integral part of Community and is irreplaceable. We are sad to see her go and wish her the very best.” More after the jump. While Brown will be leaving Community, TV Guide notes that she will remain onboard the new CBS sitcom The Odd Couple with Matthew Perry. That show is a multi-cam format, which is much more agreeable schedule-wise, and Sony has »
- Adam Chitwood
Greendale Community College has lost another student. Yvette Nicole Brown's Shirley won't be retuning to "Community" when it makes its move to Yahoo! next year, following five seasons on NBC. The actress told TV Guide that she's leaving the show in order to care of her ailing father. "Yvette was an integral part of Community and is irreplaceable. We are sad to see her go and wish her the very best," the show's creators Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna said in a statement. It's unclear as of now how the show will explain Shirley's absence, but it will reportedly be introducing two major characters, one male and one female. Fans will still be able to see Brown on TV in 2015 however. She recently took on a supporting CBS' upcoming revival of "The Odd Couple," co-starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon. The show is a multi-camera comedy which will have »
- Dave Lewis
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Bella Thorne, Allison Janney, Robbie Amell, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman and Ken Jeong also star. Ari Sandel directed from Josh Cagan’s script, which is based on Kody Keplinger’s novel.
In the film, Whitman portrays a high school senior whose world is shattered when she discovers that she’s known as “The Duff” — or the Designated Ugly Fat Friend — and decides to reinvent herself.
- Dave McNary
Splash Entertainment has set an early 2016 release for animated polar bear comedy “Norm of the North,” with Rob Schneider voicing Norm.
Splash made the announcement on the opening day of the Toronto Film Festival, adding that it has created a new feature film division within the company.
Lionsgate will distribute “Norm” in North America. International sales are being handled by Good Universe.
The movie follows the exploits of Norm, a fun-loving polar bear, and his three ragtag lemming pals in their bid to save their Arctic home.
Splash specializes in children’s programming such as “Chloe’s Closet” and “Sabrina Secrets of a Teenage Witch.”
“Norm of the North” was first announced as a project »
- Dave McNary
This afternoon, news broke of Joan Rivers’ death. Celebrities, media outlets, and friends have been offering their condolences on Twitter and social media and sharing their best memories of the late comedienne:
.@Joan_Rivers was a dear & wonderful friend who I've known for 45yrs. Great guest, pal, comedian & mother. We will never see her likes again— Larry King (@kingsthings) September 04, 2014
#RIPJoanRivers #Legend instagram.com/p/siPD5iOc7o/— Ken Baker (@kenbakernow) September 04, 2014
Joan was a classic New Yorker. Her wit, style, moxie, feminist trailblazing, and quiet philanthropy made her a legend. #RIPJoanRivers— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) September 04, 2014
we lost a »
- Teresa Jue
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