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Box Office: Raunchy ‘Office Christmas Party’ Tries to Topple ‘Moana’

12 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

‘Tis the season for over-imbibing in front of the boss. With that in mind, “Office Christmas Party” will try to get moviegoers into the holiday spirit when it opens this Friday.

The raunchy comedy is expected to make between $13 million and $15 million over its first weekend in theaters, a solid start for a relatively inexpensive film. However, that won’t be a big enough opening to topple Disney’s “Moana” from its throne. The animated hit should post the highest ticket sales for the third consecutive weekend, racking up $18 million.

Think of this weekend as a throat clearing of sorts before the jedi return in force. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” touches down on Dec. 16 and is expected to dominate the landscape through Christmas and beyond. The prequel/spinoff/corporate happening, is projected to make more than $130 million when it debuts next week. That would represent a record launch »

- Brent Lang

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Tina Fey Reunites With Her Onscreen Boyfriend Jon Hamm and Warns Young Women Not to "F*ck John Mayer"

12 hours ago | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Tina Fey was honored at The Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment Power 100 Breakfast in La on Wednesday. The actress, writer, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt creator was introduced to the stage by her friend and former 30 Rock costar Jon Hamm before being presented with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award. During her acceptance speech, Tina took a few opportunities to poke fun at Jon, who played her impossibly handsome boyfriend Dr. Drew Baird on the hit NBC comedy. "In his defense, he thought this was a thing where you could eat breakfast off of a hundred women," she said to the room, which included Desperate Housewives costars Eva Longoria and Felicity Huffman, Thelma & Louise stars Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, and honoree Ryan Murphy, who was joined by Glee's Lea Michele. When touching on her evolving career and longtime personal and professional relationships with SNL alums Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, »

- Brittney Stephens

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The Weekend Warrior 12/9/16: Office Christmas Party, Miss Sloane, La La Land

17 hours ago | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.   

This Past Weekend:

A new horror movie called Incarnate, starring Aaron Eckhart, was released by Bh Tilt through High Top Releasing, and it did so So well that clearly, it was the #1 movie of the weekend. No? #2? Keep going…  I’ll save you some time, here. Incarnate bombed, barely getting into the Top 10 but just squeaking a ninth place opening with just $2.5 million in 1,737 theaters, which is about a million less than my prediction. Moana won the weekend again with $28.3 million (down 50%) while second place was held again by Fantastic Beasts with a 60% drop. A fourth week expansion by Arrival helped it cross the $70 million mark, and with awards and word-of-mouth, it could end up with over $100 million.  

For the second weekend in a row, »

- Edward Douglas

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Wet Hot American Summer: Anne-Marie Johnson Joins Ten Years Later

6 December 2016 7:28 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Wet Hot American Summer has some new company. Deadline reports Anne-Marie Johnson has joined season two of the Netflix series.The new season will follow the campers 10 years after the events of the first season and the original 2001 feature film. The cast includes Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Lake Bell, and Michael Showalter.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Tina Fey Ponders Her Future in Hollywood: "What Is My Role Once Nobody Wants to Grab Me by the Pussy Anymore?"

6 December 2016 3:58 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Tina Fey, speaking at The Hollywood Reporter's 2016 Women in Entertainment breakfast Wednesday morning, admitted that she and many of her peers have arrived at a career crossroads.

"We may not be quite as thirsty as we used to be," Fey said of close friends (and former Saturday Night Live colleagues) Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer, Rachel Dratch, Emily Spivey and Paula Pell. "We love to work and to do good work, but we don’t need approval in the same way. We’re adults now, and I think we’re really starting to ask ourselves, 'What’s next for me? What is my »

- Michael O'Connell

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Tina Fey Ponders Her Future in Hollywood: "What Is My Role Once Nobody Wants to Grab Me by the Pussy Anymore?"

6 December 2016 3:58 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Tina Fey, speaking at The Hollywood Reporter's 2016 Women in Entertainment breakfast Wednesday morning, admitted that she and many of her peers have arrived at a career crossroads.

"We may not be quite as thirsty as we used to be," Fey said of close friends (and former Saturday Night Live colleagues) Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer, Rachel Dratch, Emily Spivey and Paula Pell. "We love to work and to do good work, but we don’t need approval in the same way. We’re adults now, and I think we’re really starting to ask ourselves, 'What’s next for me? What is my »

- Michael O'Connell

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Office Christmas Party proves Hollywood is mild at heart

1 December 2016 6:53 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Gross-out films used to feature raucous antics. But recent supposedly wild comedies have featured respectable professionals letting their hair down – before knuckling down to their careers. Where did it all go wrong?

It may sound like the winner of a Feeblest Possible Title for a Hollywood Comedy competition, but there is a film coming out next week called Office Christmas Party. According to the press notes, it features Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman and others throwing an “epic” bash “to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs”. But can an office party, even an epic one, ever be hilarious? Are there 100 minutes of laughs to be had from secret santas, bowls of crisps, plastic cups of warm white wine and furtive snogs in the stationery cupboard?

The sad thing is that Office Christmas Party is just one of many recent Hollywood comedies to be built on the concept of middle-aged, »

- Nicholas Barber

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Questlove Joins Jimmy Fallon For First Golden Globes Promo

30 November 2016 4:50 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jimmy Fallon and The Roots’ drummer Questlove are in the holiday spirit as they gear up for Fallon’s hosting gig for the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards. Or is it ‘The Old Globs?’ You’ll need to watch above. This will be Fallon’s first time hosting the trophy show. He’ll be the third person/team to host the awards show, following Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey & Amy Poehler. Fallon previously hosted the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards for NBC. The Golden Globe nominations will be… »

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Whose Line Is it Anyway? What to expect from the Australian iteration

24 November 2016 12:14 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Spontaneity and TV’s rigid rules may make for uneasy bedfellows but Australia’s take on the classic format has its heart – and talent – in the right place

Improv – that much-maligned comedy form – is enjoying a rare moment of cultural credibility right now. Us comedy in particular is dominated by it – from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to Stephen Colbert and Bill Hader. So it is perhaps unsurprising Comedy Central Australia has seen this moment as fit for a local revival of Whose Line Is it Anyway? – a show that is to televised improv what Ulysses was to modernist literature.

It’s also a daring pitch for the legitimacy of Australian improv, which until now had been represented almost solely through Thank God You’re Here – a show mostly notable for forcing the country’s best improvisers to stick to a script. (There was also Slide Show, but that was »

- Luke Ryan

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Golden Globes Open Awards Season Doors to Overlooked Genres

23 November 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Among the unique attributes of the Golden Globes — guests seated at round tables, eating and drinking throughout the show — its category for comedy/musical best picture stands out and offers recognition for films that often don’t make the cut when Oscar nominations are released.

Last year, “Spy” and “Trainwreck” received Globe nominations in the category, but were not nominated for best picture at the Oscars. This year, “Deadpool,” “Bad Moms,” “Love & Friendship,” “Edge of Seventeen,” “Sing Street,” “Florence Foster Jenkins,” “Everybody Wants Some!!,” “Queen of Katwe,” and “The Meddler” are among the films with a shot at Golden Globes attention in the comedy/musical category.

Kate Beckinsale, star of Whit Stillman’s “Love & Friendship,” says in these tumultuous times, there’s more need than ever for a good comedy.

“There’s a relief and lightness and connection and laughing at ourselves as a human race that particularly right now, »

- Rob Owen and Bob Verini

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Stylists Are the New Power Brokers on the Red Carpet

17 November 2016 7:20 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

At the outset of awards season three years ago, few people had heard of Lupita Nyong’o, a former production assistant who’d made her feature film debut in the historical drama “12 Years a Slave.” Within months, the actress had won an Oscar, become the new face of Miu Miu and Lancôme, graced the cover of Vogue and topped best-dressed lists the world over. The architect of her rapid rise to red carpet fame was stylist Micaela Erlanger, who says the profession has never been more pivotal in the birthing of a star.

“The power of styling can quite literally shape an actress’ public persona and affect the trajectory of her career,” Erlanger says. “When our clients step out onto the red carpet, those images are disseminated, immediately, to millions and millions of television sets, computer screens, and mobile devices. These moments, and the reactions to these moments — both positive »

- Claire Coghlan

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‘Billy on the Street’: 10 Classic Clips to Get You Ready for Season 5

15 November 2016 12:24 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Billy on the Street” is TV’s adrenaline shot. Whether the hijinks come from the show’s growing list of guest stars or the flabbergasted hoards of New Yorkers who become putty in the hands of a raving, microphone-wielding Billy Eichner, it’s a tried-and-true formula that’s birthed four full seasons of Manhattan-set surprises. The kinetic, chaotic game show hasn’t yielded any giant cash prizes or faraway vacations, but every episode turns a few random city folks into potential viral superstars.

Read More: ‘Billy on the Street’ Reveals Season 5 Guests, Filming Secrets

In recognition of the show’s storied history (Fuse’s Season 1 finale featured a member of Blink-182, this season on truTV opens with Jon Hamm, Seth Rogen and Lupita Nyong’o in back-to-back-to-back episodes), we’ve compiled a greatest hits of sorts, singling out some of the “Billy on the Street” moments we keep coming back to. »

- Steve Greene

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‘Billy on the Street’: 10 Classic Clips to Get You Ready for Season 5

15 November 2016 12:24 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Billy on the Street” is TV’s adrenaline shot. Whether the hijinks come from the show’s growing list of guest stars or the flabbergasted hoards of New Yorkers who become putty in the hands of a raving, microphone-wielding Billy Eichner, it’s a tried-and-true formula that’s birthed four full seasons of Manhattan-set surprises. The kinetic, chaotic game show hasn’t yielded any giant cash prizes or faraway vacations, but every episode turns a few random city folks into potential viral superstars.

Read More: ‘Billy on the Street’ Reveals Season 5 Guests, Filming Secrets

In recognition of the show’s storied history (Fuse’s Season 1 finale featured a member of Blink-182, this season on truTV opens with Jon Hamm, Seth Rogen and Lupita Nyong’o in back-to-back-to-back episodes), we’ve compiled a greatest hits of sorts, singling out some of the “Billy on the Street” moments we keep coming back to. »

- Steve Greene

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‘Parks And Rec’s Leslie Knope Pens Letter To America

11 November 2016 11:51 AM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The writers of NBC’s Parks and Rec have released a letter on the 2016 presidential election from Amy Poehler‘s character Leslie Knope. In the show, Knope is a relentlessly positive person, who advocated for Hillary Clinton in the past. In the letter, she is heartbroken over her role model’s loss of the election. The letter opens up in […]

The post ‘Parks And Rec’s Leslie Knope Pens Letter To America appeared first on uInterview. »

- Sean Fahey

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'Parks and Recreation's' Leslie Knope Writes Letter of Hope to America After Donald Trump's Victory

10 November 2016 5:18 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Parks and Recreation may have aired its final episode in February 2015, but Leslie Knope is still here to remind us that everything will be okay.

The beloved character has returned from television cancellation to offer Americans a message of hope following President-elect Donald Trump's victory on Tuesday night, and encourage women they "are going to run this country, and this world, very soon."

Watch: Jennifer Lawrence Pens Essay After Trump Win: 'Do Not Let This Defeat You, Let This Enrage You'

"Dear America, Amidst the confusion, and despair, and disbelief, it was suggested to me by a very close friend of mine (I won’t say her name, to protect her identity) (Ann. It was Ann) that perhaps a few people would enjoy hearing my thoughts on this election," Knope begins her letter. "So I sat down at my computer, cleared my head, and opened a document. Then I started crying. So I had some »

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Leslie Knope Pens Letter To America About Donald Trump

10 November 2016 10:27 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In contentious, fractured times like these, millions of Americans are looking for understanding in the face of Donald Trump’s recent election victory. Some have turned to the news, others have turned to friends and family, while still others turn to entertainment, for both comfort and decency. For Vox, a former writer for the acclaimed NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation” wrote a letter in the voice of Leslie Knope, originally played by Amy Poehler, about Donald Trump.

Read More: The 10 All-Time Best Episodes Of ‘Parks And Recreation

In the letter, Knope first explains her pain over the past couple, and then shared a parable about democracy involving her fourth grade classroom and a fictional election. Then, she discussed how she underwent the five stages of grief, and why she doesn’t “accept” Donald Trump.

“I acknowledge that Donald Trump is the president,” she says. “I understand, intellectually, that he won the election. »

- Vikram Murthi

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Leslie Knope Pens Letter To America About Donald Trump

10 November 2016 10:27 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In contentious, fractured times like these, millions of Americans are looking for understanding in the face of Donald Trump’s recent election victory. Some have turned to the news, others have turned to friends and family, while still others turn to entertainment, for both comfort and decency. For Vox, a former writer for the acclaimed NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation” wrote a letter in the voice of Leslie Knope, originally played by Amy Poehler, about Donald Trump.

Read More: The 10 All-Time Best Episodes Of ‘Parks And Recreation

In the letter, Knope first explains her pain over the past couple, and then shared a parable about democracy involving her fourth grade classroom and a fictional election. Then, she discussed how she underwent the five stages of grief, and why she doesn’t “accept” Donald Trump.

“I acknowledge that Donald Trump is the president,” she says. “I understand, intellectually, that he won the election. »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Parks and Rec’ Character Leslie Knope Writes Open Letter About Trump: ‘He Is Not the Future’

10 November 2016 8:48 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Pawnee, Indiana politician Leslie Knope has written a letter to the American people about her feelings on Donald Trump winning the 2016 presidential election. Ok, it’s not actually Knope, given that she’s a fictional “Parks and Recreation” character and all, but a member of the show’s former writing staff did pen the piece for Yahoo under the guise of the character played by Amy Poehler on the NBC sitcom. The letter includes an appeal to the young women all across America who have been disgusted by Trump’s conduct both before and during his campaign. Also Read: Aaron Sorkin »

- Joe Otterson

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Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and More Stars Cast Their Ballots and Proudly Share 'I Voted' Selfies

8 November 2016 10:48 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Election day has finally arrived and a slew of stars are leading by example when it comes to encouraging Americans to vote.

A video posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Nov 8, 2016 at 9:36am Pst

Watch: Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon Break Out of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Characters for Inspiring Message of Hope on SNL

Chance the Rapper even led a parade to the early polling stations in Chicago, Illinois, on Monday night, following a free concert in Grant Park.

After holding a free outdoor concert last night in Grant Park with other artists, @chancetherapper led thousands in a #paradetothepolls to an #earlyvoting site on the eve of #ElectionDay in downtown Chicago. (Photo by @sebastianhidalgo_photo)

A photo posted by The Chicago Reporter (@chicagoreporter) on Nov 8, 2016 at 6:11am Pst

Last night Chance had a free concert in Grant Park and then led the masses to vote #paradetothepolls

A photo posted by Chance The Rapper (@chancemyrapper »

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An Election Day Celebration of TV Women Wearing Pantsuits, For No Reason Whatsoever

8 November 2016 5:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Television has a rich and proud tradition of featuring women not just defying gender roles and inspiring generations, but doing so while wearing one of fashion’s most elegant yet practical ensembles: the pantsuit.

From comedies to procedurals to late night talk shows, some of our most beloved pop culture icons have shown us the power of a well-coordinated jacket and slacks. The pantsuit is arguably the ultimate power outfit — as exemplified by a few other prominent powerful women — and so today, on a historic day for America, we look back at just a few of the legendary ladies who have graced the small screen in style.

Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) – “30 Rock”

In a consistent rotation of looks, Liz Lemon put on a pantsuit when Businesswoman (is that even a word?) Liz took priority over Creative Liz, who favored everything from long-sleeved T’s to flannels and sweaters. For as »

- Liz Shannon Miller, Hanh Nguyen and Ben Travers

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