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Everyone knows girls hate science because out tiny girl-brains can't handle logic*. If only there was some way to make Stem more appealing to females through the assiduous Cosmopolitan-ification of physics! *Kindly see yourself out if you found that statement even remotely truthful. Lucky for us silly ladies, Megan Amram is here to help! "Science…for Her!" takes all the scary math and big words out of science so we can comprehend how lipstick is made and where babies come from. She even put out a promotional song with Nick Offerman to get the word out! Let's Get Physics Y'all With Megan Amram, Nick Offerman, Rich Fulcher, and Steve Agee from Nick Offerman Hilariously, "Science…For Her!" is a real book that is really coming out on November 4. »
- Donna Dickens
Robert Redford is to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Film Society of Lincoln Centre.
The 78-year-old actor and director will be awarded the Chaplin Award during a gala in New York next April, reports BBC News.
The film society's executive director Lesli Klainberg said: "Obviously he's a star that many of us have grown up watching from his films in the early 1960s to his current work.
He will also appear in A Walk in the Woods, »
Saturday Night Live's 40th season got off to a hot start in its first two weeks, but the writing started to seem a little strained during Bill Hader's big return as host. (Also: no acting cameo from musical guest Hozier.) But even the dull nights have great moments, and we've got the three best here for you.
This season is now three-for-three on perfect digital shorts. The Group-Hopper could've gone south if it was just a parody of the almost-month-old The Maze Runner, but instead it's »
Kim Jong Un (Bobby Moynihan) slams the rumors of him having diabetes and gout from eating too much cheese in this week's cold open. He’s limping around, suffering from a broken ankle, but tap dances to prove that he’s the picture of health and then cries until he gets a juice box. Addressing his critics, he asks,"How could I be out of touch when I have the same haircut as Brad Pitt in the movie Fury?"
Hader, providing some back story, reveals that he was discovered by Megan Mullally when he was an assistant for Iron Chef America and moonlighting in a comedy show. He was then joined by his Skeleton Twins costar and fellow SNL alum Kristen Wiig, »
This season of “Saturday Night Live” has been surprisingly devoid of nostalgia, something I didn’t think would happen in this, the show’s fortieth season. But with former cast member Bill Hader returning tonight, look for that to change. And honestly? That’s fine. I have no problem with the show occasionally celebrating its own history, especially since much of the current cast was there during Hader’s tenure. Look for many of Hader’s classic characters to make a comeback tonight. Will there be a Stefon appearance? One could argue (and I would argue) that the Stefon sendoff was so perfect that any future appearance of the character would dilute that moment. But since Stefon did make another appearance during Seth Meyers’ farewell, anything’s possible. Something that’s not possible but definite: I’ll be liveblogging everything that happens tonight. Also definite: Many of you will rend »
- Ryan McGee
I talked with Nick Offerman earlier this week and got the answer to the question I'm sure you're all wondering: A ukelele. What? You weren't clamoring for details on the latest carpentry projects from Hollywood's endlessly busy Renaissance Man? Personally, I'm always interested in Offerman's woodworking, because I know the value he puts in maintaining that pursuit and skill -- it's not just a hobby -- while following a schedule that would exhaust a lesser man. On Offerman's recent/current slate: He's completing work on the final season of "Parks and Recreation." He's touring the country with his one-man humor/lifestyle spectacle "Full Bush." He directed the marvelous and star-studded video for Tweedy's "Low Key." He's apparently co-producing a documentary about writer Wendell Berry. He appeared in the summer blockbuster "22 Jump Street" and probably has another half-dozen movies coming out soon. And this Sunday night (October 5), Offerman can be heard »
- Daniel Fienberg
Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman checks into Fox's The Simpsons on Sunday — but can he help Homer and Bart repair their relationship? Read more 'The Simpsons' Postmortem: Ep Talks Surprising Character Death Sunday's episode, titled "The Wreck of the Relationship," finds Bart continuing to (shocker!) disrespect Homer's authority — only this time, the elder Simpson will decide it's time to try his hand at parenting. When that naturally fails, Marge gets involved and ships both father and son out to the open ocean. Read more 'The Simpsons' Futuristic Opening Credits Explained That's where Homer and Bart will meet
- Lesley Goldberg
Nick Offerman has loaned his manly pipes to a variety of animated Fox shows—Bob’s Burgers, The Cleveland Show, Axe Cop—but his crowning vocal achievement will be heard this weekend when he pops up on The Simpsons. In the episode (Sunday, 8 p.m.), relations between Homer and Bart reach a nadir over a serving of broccoli, prompting Marge to ship them off to sea—specifically to the Relation Ship, where conflicts between fathers and sons can be worked out while they learn to become sailors. The Parks and Recreation star voices the man in charge of that vessel, »
- Dan Snierson
This Sunday, Nick Offerman guest-stars on The Simpsons as Captain Bowditch, the captain of the Relation Ship, an oceanbound vessel that helps bickering fathers and their sons — like Homer and Bart — resolve their conflicts at sea. It’s a fitting role for the longtime Simpsons fan, who has a well-documented love of boats (his memoir, newly in paperback, is titled Paddle Your Own Canoe) — and a decidedly captainlike demeanor. Vulture spoke to Offerman on the phone to discuss boating, skinny Chris Pratt, and the upcoming final season of Parks and Recreation. But first, here is an exclusive preview of Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons.You’ve got an exciting episode airing on Sunday.Holy cow. At least I’m excited, and I think my mother is also. You’re a longtime Simpsons fan.I am, yeah. Since the beginning, I have been performing all kinds of theater for people, »
- Anna Silman
"...when 'Bart' disrespects the authority of 'Homer', Homer makes a point to try his hand at parenting. This proves fruitless, so 'Marge' signs them up for the 'Relation Ship', where they'll resolve their conflicts at sea.
"Meanwhile, Marge is in charge of Homer's fantasy football league, but manages to win despite being the underdog..."
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- Michael Stevens
Sexually unapologetic women are all over TV these days: From “Outlander” to “Orphan Black" The Starz series, with its “revolutionary” wedding episode, joins a several recent shows "that treat the sexual activities of their leading ladies with refreshing matter-of-factness and genuine interest,” says Maureen Ryan. She adds: "But almost lost amid this welcome expansion of protagonists is a really important fact: In these narratives, sexual women are not shamed by the shows themselves for their desires. The women own their sexuality and the narratives are interested in exploring their desires -- and in judging their mistakes, carnal and otherwise, without stealthily blaming them for being sexual in the first place." Study: Tweeting while watching TV can leave you with fewer brain cells University of Sussex researchers found that "people who used a higher number of media devices concurrently also had smaller grey matter density in the part of the brain »
- Norman Weiss
Four desperate and broke college seniors come with a crazy idea to raise the money needed to pay for tuition. By starting a fake charity, they plan to embezzle money from Christians by promoting a trip to Africa to build wells. But, with no religious background between them will they be able to keep the façade going for long? Will they be caught? Or will what they believe is right and wrong be challenged on this trip of a lifetime?
Religion. It’s a touchy subject. Someone is going to get offended somewhere. Believe Me is a film about exploiting Christian values and beliefs for your own personal gain, however, it also promotes Christian values and beliefs at the same time so »
- Richard Axtell
Jeff Tweedy, frontman for the ultimate dad rock band Wilco, has taken the dad-ness even further with his new project Tweedy. It's a collaboration with his son, Spencer Tweedy, and the duo have dropped their debut album, Sukierae. They've also just released a video for the cut "Low Key," but given the star power involved, there's not much low key about it. Michael Shannon, Nick Offerman, soul singer Mavis Staples, famed music engineer Steve Albini, Chance the Rapper, John Hodgeman, Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter, all pop up in this short film/video that finds Jeff and Spencer going door to door to sell their record after a depressing meeting with "Big Record Label." Yep, it's a music industry spoof, but a pretty light one at that. And if you can call in these kinds of favors, why not? Check it out below. [HitFix] »
- Kevin Jagernauth
In a alternate universe, bands sign to labels with overlords who enlist artistic services to line their own pockets. Dystopia! Tyranny! Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer -- who go by the name Tweedy for new album "Sukierae" -- made a decidedly big talent video for their song "Low Key." Comedian and "Parks & Rec" actor Nick Offerman directed stars like John Hodgeman, Michael Shannon, Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter, Tweedy collaborator Mavis Staples, Chicagoans Steve Albini, Chance the Rapper and more. The record company Neverland warps with a muzak version of the Tweedy-penned song, which then gives way to a Wes Andersonian odyssey of selling the vinyl version of "Sukierae" door-to-door in the Tweedy hometown. Some observations: 1. Why can't we all get paid in bags of money. 2. Think the "Get Happy" workshop is pointing out the finer merits of Pharrell's "Happy?" Happiness is in you, Tweedys. 3. Steve Albini probably doesn't »
- Katie Hasty
When last we tuned into Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the titular organization had crumbled, its name disgraced, assets depleted. In the wake of a Hydra-fueled onslaught, Nick Fury (guest star Samuel L. Jackson) resurfaced to appoint Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) as Director, so that he might rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D..
To do that, Coulson and his bruised team of agents will need the occasional helping hand — the first of which, as Season 2 opens this Tuesday (ABC, 9/8c), belongs to genre-tv queen Lucy Lawless.
Related Fall TV Spoilerpalooza: Exclusive Scoop on 42 Returning Favorites, Including S.H.I.E.L.D.
Louis C.K., John Oliver, John Mulaney, Bruce Springsteen, Brian Williams and others are among the performers lined up for the 8th annual Stand Up for Heroes event in New York. Presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival, the event honors service members, veterans and their families.
Since its debut, Stand Up for Heroes has raised more than $21 million. This year’s edition plays the Theater at Madison Square Garden Nov. 5 at 8 p.m.
Stand Up for Heroes joins a 2014 Nycf slate that also includes perfs by more than 200 comedians including Billy Cosby, Amy Schumer, Bill Maher, Nick Offerman and Tig Notaro. Shows run at venues all over Gotham including Carnegie Hall, the Beacon and Town Hall.
- Shelli Weinstein
Bruce Springsteen and a collection of all-star comedians will headline the eighth annual Stand Up for Heroes event at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 5. Louis C.K., John Mulaney, John Oliver, and NBC’s Brian Williams are already confirmed, and several surprise guests are expected. The event, presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and New York Comedy Festival, has raised millions for injured military veterans and their families.
“Lee and I are so humbled by the generous contributions of the talent, sponsors, and variety of organizations in honor of our nation’s heroes and their families,” said Bob Woodruff, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Legendary announced its plans to make a feature film based on the cinematic origins of King Kong during this year's San Diego Comic Con with an original draft of the script by Max Borenstein. Previous works have touched on the island, but staying on and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions. Universal Pictures will distribute the film on November 4, 2016.
Vogt-Roberts directed and executive produced the Sundance darling The Kings Of Summer. He has also directed the pilot and multiple episodes of FX's new series "You're the Worst" and is set to direct Metal Gear Solid for Sony. His other credits include directing the pilot of "Cocked" for Amazon Studios and directing and executive producing the concert documentary Nick Offerman: American Ham. He is represented by UTA, 3 Arts »
- Kellvin Chavez
After announcing Skull Island (a King Kong movie) at this year's Sdcc, fans have been anxious to know more about the upcoming creature feature from Legendary Pictures. Today they're finally giving out some details as they've confirmed a director for the project and also reveal that fan-favorite actor Tom Hiddleston (Loki in the Marvel Universe) will be starring in the film! Come inside to learn more!
From Legendary's Press Release:
Legendary announced its plans to make a feature film based on the cinematic origins of King Kong during this year’s San Diego Comic Con with an original draft of the script by Max Borenstein. Previous works have touched on the island, but staying on and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions. Universal Pictures will distribute the film »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Star Wars minus John Williams; Nick Offerman’s Advice to College Freshmen; St. Peter meets Gaston; Jimmy Fallon goes pool bowling with Hugh Jackman; and see James Franco As Napoleon Dynamite in Pulp Fiction. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!
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Star Wars Minus Williams – Throne Room
This may not end up having anything to do with our version of Ep 4. Then again, it just might. Either way, we enjoyed it too much to keep it to ...
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- Justin Vactor
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