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It's hard to believe that YouTube is just 10 years old. It seems like it's been around forever, and it's difficult to recall how we ever lived without it.
Nonetheless, it was only 10 years ago this week, on April 23, 2005, that YouTube posted its first user-uploaded video. (It was a 19-second clip called "Me at the Zoo," uploaded by site co-creator Jawed Karim, showing him commenting on his own visit to the elephant exhibit at the San Diego Zoo. It's been viewed 19 million times.)
Today, YouTube seems a ubiquitous part of our lives. But whether you post your own videos or simply watch those made by others, you're adding to the growth of a platform that has forever altered the formerly passive way we used to watch television. Here are 10 ways YouTube has changed what we watch and how we watch it.
Streaming. There was streaming video before YouTube, but it was »
- Gary Susman
Los Angeles - Last night musicians and comedians gathered at the Ace Hotel to honor the 60th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg's groundbreaking poem "Howl," in the form of a benefit concert thrown by the David Lynch Foundation. The non-profit centers on spreading the word about the benefits of Transcendental Meditation. Sounds like a laugh riot, right? Actually, everyone fared pretty well... "David Lynch... the man who made me afraid of hallways." Musician Kevin Drew, as an introduction "Live abortions! Raise your hand if you've had an abortion... or you can just slap me five when you leave." Amy Poehler "I love rap music but I despise poetry." Chris Parnell, prior to rapping "The Ballad of the Skeletons" with Amy Poehler "This should go for two or three hours. Let's round it up to six... Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness. You have to if you wanna see Nic Cage. »
- Katie Hasty
This is the kind of clip that keeps Conan O'Brien's comedy one step above the rest of the late night fray: Not only is it topical and hilarious, but it's damning too. Watch as Conan O'Brien and Chris Parnell (as Indiana's "religion czar" in charge of enforcing the state's new, arguably discriminatory "religious freedom" bill) discuss how easy it is to recognize homosexuals in a crowd or at a leather bar. Andy Richter can't help but cackle. »
- Louis Virtel
Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters), Maya Rudolph (SNL, Bridesmaids, The Maya Rudolph Show) and Haley Joel Osment (Entourage The Movie, Tusk) have joined the formidable cast of IFC's six-part comedic miniseries, The Spoils Before Dying. Kristen Wiig and Haley Joel Osment also appeared in the first installment of the Spoils franchise, The Spoils of Babylon, which aired on IFC last year and earned Wiig an Emmy™ nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries. Currently in production, The Spoils Before Dying will make its television debut this summer on IFC.
Also returning in new roles are Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), Val Kilmer (Batman Forever), Steve Tom (Major Crimes) and Marc Evan Jackson (Brooklyn Nine-Nine). New cast additions to The Spoils Before Dying include Kate McKinnon (SNL, Ghostbusters), Tim Meadows (Marry Me, SNL), Chris Parnell (30 Rock, SNL), Emily Ratajkowski (Gone Girl, We Are Friends), Andrew Daly (Review, Comedy Bang! Bang! »
Last year IFC rolled out the star-studded spoof comedy The Spoils Of Babylon, and the series is upping its quota of stars for the sequel – The Spoils Before Dying. Produced again by Funny Or Die, the sequel season has already placed Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael K. Williams in the lead as jazz pianist Rock Banyon. He will now be joined by a squad of returning stars from the first outing.
Per The Wrap, the six-episode season will star Kristen Wiig, Haley Joel Osment and Maya Rudolph who are poised to return alongside Michael Sheen, Val Kilmer, Steve Tom and Marc Evan Jackson. Newbies to the series include Kate McKinnon, Tim Meadows, Chris Parnell, Emily Ratajkowski, Andrew Daly, Chris Mulkey, Chin Han, Jack Kilmer, Patty Guggenheim and Berenice Marlohe.
With Funny Or Die once more at the helm it may come as no surprise that Will Ferrell – reprising his Eric Jonrosh »
- Gem Seddon
IFC’s “The Spoils Before Dying” would be hard-pressed to squeeze any more talent into its cast. Kristen Wiig and Haley Joel Osment are returning from original series “The Spoils of Babylon,” the cable channel said on Tuesday. Maya Rudolph will join them on the six-part comedic miniseries. Also coming back in new roles are Michael Sheen, Val Kilmer, Steve Tom and Marc Evan Jackson. New cast members include Kate McKinnon, Tim Meadows, Chris Parnell, Emily Ratajkowski, Andrew Daly, Chris Mulkey, Chin Han, Jack Kilmer, Patty Guggenheim and Berenice Marlohe. As previously reported, Michael Kenneth Williams will play struggling jazz pianist Rock Banyon; Will. »
- Tony Maglio
A quick review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as I update my jerk rolodex... Of late, "Brooklyn" has toggled back and forth between episodes with two stories and episodes with three, and the latter group often ends up feeling rushed throughout. That mostly wasn't the case with the subplots of "Sabotage," which each had a couple of funny ideas at their core — Holt and Terry disagree about whether to lie to Gina about missing her dance performance, and Boyle is forced to work a case with Scully and Hitchcock, who turn out to be secretly competent — and executed them well. (I don't know that the show "needed" to ever tell us that Scully and Hitchcock can actually do the job when they feel like it, but it will add some texture to all their future idiocy.) The eponymous story pitting Jake against the return of Chris Parnell »
- Alan Sepinwall
There are five words that can torpedo any decent conversation about the zeal, brilliance, and quotability of "30 Rock": "I'm such a Liz Lemon." Is that so? You're a slightly under-appreciated professional who messes up from time to time. I'll be, you relate to the relatable character. That's like congratulating yourself for finding a telemarketer charming. Tina Fey is one of those celebrities like Tim Gunn or Kelly Clarkson who is deemed approachable because she projects a conversational, unpretentious image. Of course Tim Gunn is a Yale-educated sculptor and professor, Kelly Clarkson is a world-class vocalist, and Tina Fey is an intellectual and damning comic writer who sometimes uses her monumental talent to play harried commoners. We should probably value her deadpan joke-telling primarily because it is insightful and hilarious, not because she sometimes acts uncool in a way that's relatable and flattering to us. Unlike the droves of Twitter »
- Louis Virtel
This last season of Glee has given us so much so far — weddings between beloved couples, renditions of deeply moving power ballads, introductions (however brief) to characters we've always wondered about, like Blaine's mom. And with last night's episode, Glee gave me the opportunity to stand up, stretch, crack my knuckles, and then, for what I sincerely hope is the very last time, ask: Seriously, what the hell was that episode?Even if I sometimes struggle to find Sue Sylvester as hilarious as I'm supposed to, I think Jane Lynch is incredibly talented, and when Glee has taken the time to make Sue more than a one-dimensional yell machine in the past, it's really enhanced the show. Her protection of Kurt when Karofsky was bullying him, her interactions with her sister, and her sweet, offbeat romance with Chris Parnell are all strong examples. And so more than once, I've advocated »
- Lauren Hoffman
Terry Crews, Whitney Cummings, Luke Wilson, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Nick Swardson, Chris Parnell, Jon Lovitz, Will Forte and Rob Schneider will also feature in the Western spoof, which Sandler is producing under his Happy Madison Productions banner.
Sandler will star in Ridiculous Six as an orphan who has grown up on a Native American reservation, with Lautner, Schneider, Wilson and Crews as his half-brothers.
Forte and Trejo will serve as leaders of a rival gang.
The movie is the first to emerge from a deal between Netflix and Happy Madison.
Garcia most recently appeared in The Wedding Ringer, which arrives in UK cinemas on February 20.
The Ridiculous Six will begin shooting this month in New Mexico. »
Under the terms of his agreement with Netflix, Adam Sandler will produce four films for the streaming service, and the first has already been announced as resurrected comedy Western The Ridiculous Six. A big casting announcement arrived last month and we can now add Lost veteran Jorge Garcia to the list.Sandler will be in the lead as a man who grew up an orphan raised by a Native American tribe with Taylor Lautner, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson and now Garcia as his half-brothers.Nick Nolte is set as Sandler’s long-lost father, with Jon Lovitz as an industrialist and Whitney Cummings his wife. Chris Parnell will be a bank manager while Will Forte and Danny Trejo have been hired as leaders of two local rival gangs. Steve Buscemi’s set as a jack-of-all-trades, with Blake Shelton apparently Wyatt Earp and Vanilla Ice reportedly playing Mark Twain. With »
Following the news last month that Ridiculous 6 will be the first project in Adam Sandler's four-movie Netflix deal from September, Lost star Jorge Garcia has joined the cast. Warner Bros., the studio that produced Adam Sandler's last comedy Blended, was previously in talks to distribute the Western comedy Ridiculous 6. The studio backed out after both Blended and Seth MacFarlane's Western A Million Ways to Die in the West underperformed at the box office.
Adam Sandler stars as a man who was raised as an orphan by an Indian tribe in Ridiculous 6, which is described as a spoof of The Magnificent Seven. Taylor Lautner, Luke Wilson, Rob Schneider and Terry Crews are playing the orphan's half-brothers. Last month's report revealed there is one more half-brother yet to be cast, so it's possible that this is who Jorge Garcia is playing. Nick Nolte plays the long-lost father of Sandler's character, »
Not only was the cast of Saturday Night Live's 40th-anniversary special filled with famous people, but so was the audience. Duh, it was no doubt the hottest ticket in town. Here's who we could spot (and please help us identify those we might've missed!).I spot (left to right) David Paterson, Colin Jost, Christine Baranski, and Brett Ratner. Below them, Al Sharpton and Joe Piscopo. Below them, John McEnroe. Below him, Rob Schneider and Chris Parnell. It was a big crowd, but you can definitely see Dylan McDermott, Sean Hayes, George Lucas, Mellody Hobson, Steven Spielberg, Kate Capshaw, Derek Jeter, Randy Newman, Sarah Palin, Leslie Jones, and Sia's giant wig. (Yes, there are plenty more, but we'll get closer views below.) We see you, Diane Sawyer (and Joanna Newsom). Chris Lowell, too. There's David Spade sipping on some smuggled booze, Michael Douglas, Jerry Seinfeld right below Bob Odenkirk »
- Lindsey Weber
- Designed by Quinlan Ohmane
As VH1 Classic’s “SNL Rewind: 2015-1975 Mega Marathon” has reminded viewers, Saturday Night Live has produced 40 years of non-stop laughter, and become an indelible part of pop culture. Even casual fans of the show can name a skit they’ll never forget, some of which are represented here.
- Tara Aquino
The Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special is this weekend and we are literally falling out of our chairs with excitement and anticipation.
The show has created some of the most memorable characters since it first began in 1975. While the writers do an incredible job creating amazing sketches that leave us doubled over in laughter, it's the costumes that help the character really come alive.
So who is the man behind the costumes? His name is Tom Broecker and he’s been designing for the show for 21 years. His work earned him a nomination for a Costume Designers Guild Award in the Outstanding Contemporary Television Series category alongside fellow SNL designer Eric Justian.
With the anniversary special right around the corner, Broecker is certainly going to be a busy man. Nearly everyone possible cast member is returning and we’re hoping to see »
Fans of Archer don't have to worry about their TV show being cancelled for awhile. It was renewed for a seventh season back in March 2014. Will the ratings for this animated comedy rise in season six or, will they fall? Could it get another early renewal? Stay tuned.
Archer revolves around the highly skilled (and incredibly vain) master spy known as Sterling Archer (Jon Benjamin) and his co-workers at an international spy agency. The sitcom also features the voices of Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Lucky Yates, Adam Reed, George Coe, and Ona Grauer.
According to the Wrap, the country singer will make his film debut in Ridiculous 6, a spoof of Westerns such as The Magnificent Seven. Sources tell the entertainment site that Shelton will play Wyatt Earp, a real-life lawman from the Old West who has been portrayed in a handful of books and movies — including 2012's Wyatt Earp's Revenge, coincidentally starring the singer's longtime friend »
Set to feature in the cast alongside Sandler are Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Blake Shelton and Whitney Cummings, while the rest of the cast inlcudes Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell, Lavell Crawford, and Happy Madison regulars Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz and Vanilla Ice.
Here’s the synopsis for Ridiculous 6:
Sandler will play man who grew up as an orphan among an Indian tribe. Lautner, Schneider, Wilson and Crews are poised to play his half-brothers, while the final half-brother has yet to be cast. Nolte will play Sandler’s long-lost father; Parnell a bank manager; Lovitz a wealthy industrialist and Cummings his flirtatious wife. »
- Gary Collinson
We recently heard that Adam Sandler signed a multi-picture deal with Netflix. And now we have the first details about his first movie, which is a comedic Western called "Ridiculous 6." Sandler will play man who grew up as an orphan among an Indian tribe. Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson and Terry Crews are poised to play his half-brothers, while the final half-brother has yet to be cast. Nick Nolte will play Sandler's long-lost father; Chris Parnell a bank manager; John Lovitz a wealthy industrialist and Whitney Cummings his flirtatious wife. Will Forte and Danny Trejo will play the leaders of rival gangs, while Steve Buscemi will play a local jack-of-all-trades. Blake Shelton is in line to play Wyatt Earp, while Vanilla Ice has been tipped to play Mark Twain. The rest of the cast includes Steve Zahn, Dan Aykroyd, and Nick Swardson. Production is set to begin in February. »
A massive cast is set to join Adam Sandler in Happy Madison's "Ridiculous 6" reports The Wrap. The film is the first in Sandler's groundbreaking deal with streaming distribution giant Netflix and is expected to premiere on the Svod service.
At present the list apparently includes Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Steve Buscemi, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Danny Trejo, Jon Lovitz, Chris Parnell, Lavell Crawford, Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings and Vanilla Ice.
A spoof of ensemble westerns, Sandler will play man who grew up as an orphan among an Indian tribe with Lautner, Schneider, Wilson and Crews poised to play his half-brothers. Others roles include Nolte as his long-lost father, Buscemi as a local jack-of-all-trades, Parnell as a bank manager, Forte and Trejo as gang leaders, Lovitz as a wealthy industrialist, Cummings as said industrialist's flirtatious wife, Shelton as Wyatt Earp and »
- Garth Franklin
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