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Listen to Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender in 'The Big Lebowski' Live Read

15 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

So you've probably heard that "X-Men: Apocalypse" stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Olivia Munn and friends did a Live Read of "The Big Lebowski" on Friday night during the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. But have you actually heard any of it? The photos online are great, but the audio really ties the room together.

Thankfully, someone posted a portion of the event online -- you can't see a blessed thing, but you can hear the portion of the reading right after Olivia Munn, who was meant to voice Tara Reid's Bunny, steps on Jennifer Lawrence's lines. Apparently Olivia's script was highlighted with the Maude lines, even though that's the part Jennifer was meant to read on stage. (It was Julianne Moore's role in the movie.) In this 6-minute video, you can hear Jennifer mock-complain, "I've been waiting for three hours to get to my part, and now it's happening, »

- Gina Carbone

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Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender Stage ‘Big Lebowski’ Live Reading in Montreal

25 July 2015 1:36 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

While Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender are in Montreal shooting “X-Men: Apocalypse,” the duo shed their mutant skin for a different collaboration on Friday night. The stars participated in a pop-up of director Jason Reitman’s Live Read series. Normally held in Los Angeles, the “Up In the Air” helmer staged the Coen Brothers classic “The Big Lebowski.” Fassbender played Jeff Bridges’ iconic part of The Dude, complete with a tattered bathrobe, while Lawrence took on Julianne Moore’s Maude. Their “X-Men” costar Olivia Munn joined in (recreating Tara Reid’s Bunny) as did Patton Oswalt, T.J. Miller, “Silicon Valley” creator Mike Judge and. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Michael Fassbender Goes ‘A Little Too Method’ in ‘Big Lebowski’ Live Read

25 July 2015 10:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Michael Fassbender put his magnetic superpowers aside Friday night to play stoner icon “the Dude” in a reading of “The Big Lebowski” in Montreal, but it was Patton Oswalt’s performance as Walter Sobchak (the role originated by John Goodman) that stole the show.

Organized by the Just for Laughs comedy festival, the sold-out Live Read — at which a cast of nine read the Coen brothers’ cult-favorite screenplay for an audience of 1,300 — took clever advantage of the fact that “X-Men: Apocalypse” is shooting in the same city where North America’s biggest comedy festival is headquartered. As such, the fest managed to lure X-women Jennifer Lawrence (who performed Julianne Moore’s Maude) and Olivia Munn (stepping in as Tara Reid’s Bunny) to join Oswalt and a handful of “Silicon Valley” players — T.J. Miller as Brandt, Martin Starr as Jesus and showrunner Mike Judge doing a dead-on Sam Elliott as »

- Peter Debruge

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Silicon Valley Season 2 Digital Release Review

23 July 2015 9:11 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Silicon Valley took the world by storm with its first season, but the caustic, geek-centric, culture commentary show had a lot to work out to get a second season to fly, and while still better than quite a bit of the television world, it didn’t quite make it to the level of the first few episodes of the show.

The second kicks off by finally addressing the death of Christopher Evan Welch, who played Peter Gregory. While the show figured out ways to dodge his loss at the end of the first season, it was something that had to be explained for the show to continue. The show also had to take a turn away from the success of our crew of tech-geeks, lest the show lose all perspective. You can’t really rip on the culture of super start-ups and the general world of tech stars if you »

- Marc Eastman

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Announcing the 2015 Emmy Nominations!

17 July 2015 | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley announced the 2015 Emmy nominations this morning. Spoiler alert: they were both nominated, along with Jon Hamm for Mad Men, Taraji P. Henson for Empire, Amy Schumer for Inside Amy Schumer, and Anthony Anderson for Black-ish. There are a few double nominees and a ton of first-timers, making this year's race already one of the most exciting in a while - not to mention the fact that Game of Thrones has a whopping 24 nominations. Take a look at the full list below! Outstanding Drama Series Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men Orange Is the New Black Outstanding Comedy Series Louie Modern Family Parks and Recreation Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Emmys: Only Three Women Nominated in Top Writer-Director Categories

16 July 2015 3:25 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Out of the 23 people nominated for writing or directing Emmys in the top comedy and drama series races, only three are women: “Transparent’s” Jill Soloway, “Mad Men’s” Semi Chellas and “Homeland’s” Lesli Linka Glatter.

Despite what the Academy described as a 60% increase in the number of women writing and directing nominees from last year, their numbers in the most prominent series categories dropped by two from last year.

Women were represented in the longform field with Dee Rees grabbing writing and directing mentions for HBO’s Bessie Smith biopic “Bessie.” Lisa Cholodenko and Jane Anderson were nommed for directing and writing HBO’s miniseries “Olive Kitteridge.” And Amy Schumer was recognized for variety series directing, along with Ryan McFaul, for the “12 Angry Men” episode of Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer.” There are also numerous women among the writing staffs nominated for variety series and specials.

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- Cynthia Littleton

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Emmy Award Nominations: Full List of 2015 Emmy Nominees

16 July 2015 8:38 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on July 16 and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” received the most nominations.

Andy Samberg will host the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20. Fox will broadcast them live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

The nominees are below:

Outstanding Drama Series

“Better Call Saul”

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Homeland

House of Cards

Mad Men

Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Comedy Series

Louie

Modern Family

Parks and Recreation

Silicon Valley

Transparent

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep

Lead Actor, Drama

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline

Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men

Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom

Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan

Lead Actress, Drama

Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”

Claire Danes, “Homeland

Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder

Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black

Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men

Robin Wright, “House of Cards

Lead Actor, Limited Series Or Movie

Timothy Hutton, »

- Variety Staff

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‘Unfinished Business’ VOD Review

9 July 2015 1:48 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, June Diane Raphael, Britton Sear, Ella Anderson, Nick Frost, James Marsden | Written by Steve Conrad | Directed by Ken Scott

Daniel Trunkman (Vaughn), a hard-working but disillusioned salesman, decides to set up on his own and take on the big man – or more specifically his cut-throat former boss Chuck (Miller). Accompanied by two unlikely associates; Timothy McWinters (Wilkinson) and Mike Pancake (Franco), he travels to Europe to close the most important deal of his life. But what begins as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.

Ken Scott, director of Starbuck and its Us remake Delivery Man, seems to have cornered the market in broad comedies with emotional heart. Delivery Man could have been just another gross out comedy about »

- Phil Wheat

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The 14 Greatest Kids Cartoons of the 90s

1 July 2015 9:34 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Without question, the 1990s were full of some fantastic cartoons. The expansion of original programming on cable channels like Nickelodeon, the Disney Channel, and Cartoon Network (and the subsequent competition among all kids-oriented programming blocs) led to a new era of creativity, and animation that started evolving away from the previously ubiquitous Hanna-Barbera style. But what were some of the very best of the best? We at Collider dug into our mind palaces of TV nostalgia to come up with the following list of beloved 90s series, and divided up the results. But first, here’s a look at our methodology: TV shows had to premiere between 1990-1999, and be aimed at a kid-friendly audience (which precludes Beavis and Butt-Head, SouthPark, The Pj’s, etc — look for them to be included in future lists). The shows chosen are ones we both liked and found to be significant in some way »

- Collider Staff

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Best TV Episodes of 2015 (So Far): Part Two

27 June 2015 6:51 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Back to Part 1 of the Best TV Episodes of 2015 (So Far)

Man Seeking Woman, “Teacup”

Written by Sofia Alvarez

Directed by Tim Kirkby

Aired March 11th, 2015 on Fxx

You won’t find Fxx’s Man Seeking Woman in many year-end discussions, but over the course of its admittedly spotty, watched-by-no-one first season, it staked a claim on some truly unique stylistic real estate in a landscape previously thought to be worked to death: the search for love. Over the last year, there has been a tremendous influx in the number of series trying to combine a “modern” and “edgy” take on modern courtship with ages-old sitcom tropes, but most of these have ranged from lackluster to outright lame. (See almost the entire new network comedy lineup, Fall/Winter 2014-15.) Creator Simon Rich’s vision of the dating world as a literal fantasy hellscape—complete with demonic destination weddings, time travel, »

- Kate Kulzick

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Hacking Comedy: How Silicon’s ‘Valley of the Dudes’ Keeps the Laughs and Antics Going Offscreen (Video)

24 June 2015 3:16 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

This  story originally appeared in TheWrap Magazine Emmy Comedy-Drama Series Issue. Talk to the cast of HBO’s series “Silicon Valley,” and eventually the conversation will come around to the dick joke. It was the climactic moment to the first season of the Mike Judge-created show — an extended, crude and hilarious penis joke that not only served as the comic payoff to the entire season, but also became the key dramatic moment that won the show’s startup company, Pied Piper, the financial investment it needed to survive. “Some people say it was the best episode in all of television, »

- Steve Pond

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Top TV Showrunners Pull Double Duty as Directors

17 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After Alec Berg and Mike Judge finished the first season of their HBO comedy “Silicon Valley,” the showrunners made a decision to take on even more work for the current year: they’d alternate writing and directing episodes, rather than hiring guest directors.

“It’s an extension of the same process,” Berg says. “When you’re running a show, you consult on all the directorial stuff to an extent anyway. The guest directors we used last year were super-talented people, (but) ultimately, I have to be there anyway, so I may as well just be a hog and do it all.”

Because the lines between TV directing and writing continue to blur, Berg and Judge aren’t the only showrunners moving seamlessly between the two. Writer-directors say the two disciplines complement each other in a way that makes for a better show overall.

“They’re both connected,” says writer-director Jonathan Krisel of IFC’s “Portlandia. »

- Christy Grosz

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Silicon Valley Season 2 Finale Recap: “Two Days of the Condor”

14 June 2015 7:37 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

"Sand Hill Shuffle," the first episode of Silicon Valley Season 2, featured a conversation that didn't seem much more than cautionary at the time, but comes to mean something much more by the end of "Two Days of the Condor." While Richard and Pied Piper are being wooed with a party at At&T Park, before Gavin Belson's lawsuit sent the Pied Piper team into a full-tilt tizzy, Richard happens upon Javeed (Charan Prabhakar), a colleague who warns Richard about the dangers of accepting high evaluations, as he just recently lost everything thanks to an unrealistic evaluation. It's Javeed's story that convinces Richard to demand a fair, reduced evaluation, in the hopes of not ending up like Javeed and maybe, just maybe, doing the right thing rather than letting money get to his head. [caption id="attachment_472969" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via HBO[/caption] As "Two Days of the Condor" ends, however, Richard is seemingly in a similar spot as Javeed, »

- Chris Cabin

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'Silicon Valley' star Thomas Middleditch on role written just for him (Exclusive Video)

13 June 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

“I had to do a lot of research and acting workshops to just try and even fathom what those dweebazoids in Silicon Valley were up to,” jokes Thomas Middleditch star of HBO’s hit comedy series “Silicon Valley,” during our recent webcam chat (watch below). The two-time Critics’ Choice nominee makes merry with just how hard it is getting into character: “It was tough because you know I’m such a cool guy and I do cool things like play in ‘Halo’ tournaments.” -Break- Watch dozens of video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders Middleditch plays Pied Piper’s quiet mastermind Richard Hendricks, a role written for him: “I was working on an animated show ("Beavis and Butt-Head") with John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky who also co-created the show and at one point they said to me, ‘Hey we’re working on this show for HBO and we think you&r »

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Silicon Valley

13 June 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

“I had to do a lot of research and acting workshops to just try and even fathom what those dweebazoids in Silicon Valley were up to,” jokes Thomas Middleditch star of HBO’s hit comedy series “Silicon Valley,” during our recent webcam chat (watch below). The two-time Critics’ Choice nominee makes merry with just how hard it is getting into character: “It was tough because you know I’m such a cool guy and I do cool things like play in ‘Halo’ tournaments.” -Break- Watch dozens of video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders Middleditch plays Pied Piper’s quiet mastermind Richard Hendricks, a role written for him: “I was working on an animated show ("Beavis and Butt-Head") with John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky who also co-created the show and at one point they said to me, ‘Hey we’re working on this show for HBO and we think you&r »

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Emmys 2015: Best Comedies Prove Definitions Out of Date

10 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It used to be easy to define a TV comedy: characters hitting punchlines for half an hour in front of a live — and lively — studio audience, captured by a static four-camera setup.

It’s no longer that simple. The TV landscape has changed so dramatically that one Emmy voter’s comedy is quite literally another voter’s drama.

In a few cases, the traditional format thrives — i.e. the universe’s No. 1 sitcom, “The Big Bang Theory,” and its edgier sister series “Mom” — but today’s “comedy” has more styles than the stars on an Emmy red carpet.

Do you prefer your comedy dark or cheerful? Lowbrow or high? Bruising or fanciful? British or Brooklyn? Take your pick. It’s all available.

Some comedies are easy to spot. The serialized storytelling in HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” and the nuanced performances of Thomas Middleditch and T.J. Miller as a socially awkward »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Silicon Valley, Ep 2.09: “Binding Arbitration” thrives without all the clutter

8 June 2015 11:43 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Silicon Valley, Season 2, Episode 9, “Binding Arbitration”

Written by Dan O’Keefe

Directed by Mike Judge

Airs Sundays at 10pm Et on HBO

One day, someone is going to have to write a small episode recap of “Binding Arbitration” for the info card on a cable network, and it is going to read “On this episode, Richard tells the truth, and Jared may have killed a guy.”

What that recap gets at is that simplicity is what makes Silicon Valley work best. As was mentioned last week, the biggest issue with season two has been that the show is juggling too many storylines; the arbitration tonight may have landed stronger than it already did if the Hooli lawsuit were the main thrust of the season, as opposed to being just another ball thrown up in the air. But when it actually gets down to the nitty-gritty, “Binding Arbitration” is aces simply »

- Jj Perkins

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'Beavis and Butt-Head' Rapper T-Baby -- It's Still So Cold in the 'D'... Remixed!!! (Video)

30 May 2015 12:10 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

There is life after "Beavis and Butt-head" for rapper T-Baby, who blew up when the show roasted her song, “It’s So Cold In The D” -- and now she’s making her return with an official remix. No lie, the re-up version – shot in Detroit’s rough East Side -- is just as ghetto fab as the original 2006 salute to life in the Motor City ... although the mix is smoother and T-Baby's wardrobe got an upgrade. »

- TMZ Staff

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Silicon Valley: Season Two Ratings

27 May 2015 4:31 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Despite being paired with Game of Thrones, HBO's biggest series, the ratings for the first season of Silicon Valley weren't very impressive. Will the ratings improve for season two? Will this show be cancelled or renewed for a third season? We'll have to wait and see.

Co-created by Mike Judge, Silicon Valley follows the lives of a group of developers who live together and chase success in Northern California. The cast includes Thomas Middleditch, T. J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Jimmy O. Yang, and Suzanne Cryer.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Silicon Valley Recap: “Adult Content”

25 May 2015 11:34 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

“Adult Content” is the first episode of Silicon Valley’s second season that feels focused on storyline over character, though not to a point where the relationships Mike Judge has been building this season feel as if they have plateaued. The realization that End Frame, the company founded by (arguably) stealing elements of Pied Piper’s algorithm, is now working with a full sales force puts Richard in hot water with Russ Hanneman, his major benefactor. When the Pied Piper team storms the End Frame offices, the head of the new company is quick to point out that he didn’t technically steal it, since Richard and his team essentially wrote out the entire route to the algorithm in front of them. It’s another distinction between the personal and business: trust between people is necessary and good for society, but trust between businesses is hugely rare, bordering on non-existent. »

- Chris Cabin

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