10 items from 2013
If comedy has a Dorothy Parker, it’s Caroline Hirsch. The nightclub that bears her name on Broadway at the north end of Times Square is her salon, and for more than 30 years now, Carolines has been hosting the funniest and most famous stand-up comedians. From Jerry Seinfeld to Dave Chappelle to Louis Ck and Tracy Morgan, Carolines has been more than a prime showcase for the most hilarious people alive — it’s a room every comic has to conquer in order make his or her bones in the business.
Hirsch will be the first to admit that she herself isn’t funny. »
- Jeff Labrecque
The film will shoot for eight weeks primarily in South Africa, with some additional shooting in Germany.
The Salt Company is handling worldwide sales; eOne has already taken on the UK, France, Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand.
The film is co-produced by Ascot Elite Entertainment Group’s production arm, Elite Filmproduktion Ag, Two Oceans Productions and Jumping Horse Film. Producers are Karin G. Dietrich, Ralph S. Dietrich and Daniel Hoeltschi for Elite, and Marco Del Bianco, Frank Kaminski, Ulrich Stiehm and [link »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Wendy Mitchell)
The artist has spoken. Prince officially released a 48-second snippet of his new single, "Breakfast Can Wait," via Twitter on Friday, Aug. 16 -- and as it turns out, the Purple One has a sense of humor. The "Purple Rain" singer posted a mock-up cover for his new track to accompany the Youtube link, with comedian Dave Chappelle somberly dressed as Prince, holding a silver platter of pancakes. In the hilarious image, a nod to Chappelle's 2004 skit called "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories: Prince," the funnyman [...] »
Prince isn't known for having a sense of humor about himself, but the singer seems to have a soft spot for Dave Chappelle. The artist tweeted a photo of Chappelle dressed as him, holding a plate full of flapjacks for "Breakfast Can Wait," a song about, you guessed it, sex. Also read: Coolio Auctioning Off Music Royalty Rights to Kick Off Cooking Career The photo is from the classic "Chappelle's Show" True Hollywood Stories sketch in which Charlie Murphy recalls Prince (Chappelle) taking everyone to town in a pickup basketball game back at his »
- Tony Maglio
Continuing that surprising self-awareness we’ve been privy to via a new Twitter account this week, Prince released a photo of his upcoming album cover late Friday night that brilliantly features Dave Chappelle dressed as the Purple One. Also via @3rdeyegirl's simple "Game: Blouses" tweet, we have the video snippet below of Breakfast Can Wait's first single — a title with which Walt Jr. would no doubt disagree but that we can’t help but love. If you need a reminder of the elusive comedian’s amazing rendition of the Artist Formerly Known As during Chappelle's Show on Comedy Central, it’s right here (go ahead and watch it twice since you'll be laughing so hard the first time). And seriously, if Charlie Murphy appears anywhere near this album, we’ll happily die and go to wherever Rick James is right now. »
- Delia Paunescu
Russell Leigh Sharman’s passion project, Apartment 4E is Now Out on DVD (as of May 21st), courtesy of Rlj Entertainment. The “urban” thriller stars Nicole Beharie (in Fox’s upcoming Sleepy Hollow). Here’s a press release:
Los Angeles (May 16, 2013) – One Village Entertainment, an Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) brand, announces the release of the urban thriller film, Apartment 4E (formerly known as Small of Her Back), available on DVD on May 21, 2013 at an Srp of $14.98. Starring Nicole Beharie (42, Shame) and Christopher Domig (Second-Story Man), the film was written and directed by Russell Leigh Sharman.
Piper (Beharie) is a beautiful, intelligent young woman with everything to live for…but she’s trapped in a dark world of her own making. Deeply troubled, desperate and clutching a handgun, Piper has not left her apartment in a long time, and when there’s a knock on the door, she will face a »
- Andy Greene
On TV this Tuesday: Hart of Dixie‘s airborne finale, Grimm goes gaga for a muse, NCIS: Los Angeles‘ Kensi looks a bit green and Mindy‘s latest project just may involve keg stands. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Hart of Dixie (The CW) | Season 2 finale: Zoe decides some time in New York will help clear her head, but a medical emergency on the plane forces her to complete the trip with an unexpected companion. The country band Gloriana performs at the Rammer Jammer (see a preview photo). (Already renewed. »
- Kimberly Roots
Murphy plays one of the three lead roles, the remaining one being played by Paul Bettany. Murphy has previously worked with Pfister on the four of the last five most recent Christopher Nolan films. [Source: Latino Review]
Goldwyn will portray Andrew, the father of Shailene Woodley's lead character Tris Prior. The project is currently filming in Chicago. [Source: Screen]
Murder of a Cat
The darkly comic noir follows a guy trying to unravel the mystery around the murder of his pet cat. »
- Garth Franklin
I hope you used your week off to rest up, folks - because "Hookman" was all about action, action, gun control debates, action, prosthetic arms, creepy engraved bullets, action, total bromance, and, oh yeah, action.
I'm getting exhausted just re-reading my notes!
Eagle-eyed viewers may have noticed the groovy, retro font used in some of this week's opening credits - a subtle nod to the fact that "Hookman" is a re-make of an episode from the original Hawaii Five-0.
This re-boot did a clever job of keeping many elements of the original episode - like the names of the killer and his victims, the nature of Curt Stoner's injury and the taunting phone call that Stoner makes to McGarret after he busts into the Stoner's apartment - while updating many others (the original's hooks were updated into state-of-the-art robotic hands, and, as the original was shot in 1973, I can't imagine »
- email@example.com (Gabrielle Moss)
Hawaii Five-0 will revisit one of its best-known episodes on Feb. 4 (CBS, 10/9c), and we’ve got your exclusive side-by-side comparison of the remake and the original.
In “Hookman,” a mysterious man who has lost both of his hands is bent on revenge and targeting the police — including McGarrett. Turns out, the cop’s pop was one of the officers responsible for the man’s maiming years ago.
Fans of the original series will remember the episode’s title and plot from the sixth season premiere, which nabbed an Emmy for the iconic drama. »
- Kimberly Roots
10 items from 2013
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