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No plot details have been released at this stage, and it isn't known if any of the cast members from 2007's Alvin and the Chipmunks, 2009's Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakuel or 2011's Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked will return for this follow-up. Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney voiced the Chipmunks in all three movies, with Amy Poehler, Anna Faris and Christina Applegate voicing the Chippettes in Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakuel and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked.
The first three movies have earned over $560 at the domestic box office, and more than $1.1 billion worldwide combined, even though Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked earned $100 million less than its predecessors during its theatrical run. »
In this family comedy, Steve Martin will star as a straight-laced banker who decides to return to the magic camp from his youth, which he attended as a very shy child. This time, he is serving as a counselor, hoping to improve the lives of all the kids while keeping his eye on the top prize, the Golden Wand, which will pit him in his own magic competition for the film's big climax.
Steve Martin wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay alongside Stu Zicherman, the writer-director of the recent R rated comedy A.C.O.D. starring Adam Scott and Amy Poehler. Diary of a Wimpy Kid writers Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah are responsible for the first draft of the screenplay. Both are staying with the project as producers. »
The final presenters have been set for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Early Emmy winners Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black) and Joe Morton (Scandal) have been added to the growing presenters list, as have Scott Bakula, Ricky Gervais, Chris Hardwick, Lena Headey, Katherine Heigl, Mindy Kaling, John Mulaney, Hayden Panettiere, Liev Schreiber, Kate Walsh and Allison Williams. Executive producer Don Mischer announced the news Friday. They join previously announced presenters Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Halle Berry, Bryan Cranston, Viola Davis, Gwen Stefani, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Harrelson, Julianna Margulies, Matthew McConaughey, Jim Parsons, Amy Poehler, Julia Roberts and Kerry
- Philiana Ng
On the latest episode of TheWrap's popular video series “Drinking With the Stars,” Laura Ramsey, who plays the female lead alongside Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis in Matthew Weiner‘s comedy “Are You Here,” sat down with film reporter Jeff Sneider to discuss how her experience on “Mad Men” helped her land the coveted role. Ramsey and Sneider enjoyed drinks at Mixology at The Grove in West Hollywood, where the up-and-coming actress looked completely different than she does in “Are You Here.” Also watch: Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler Help Matthew Weiner Do Comedy in ‘Are You Here’ Trailer (Video) Despite. »
- Jeff Sneider
Few actors can make as memorable an acceptance speech as Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Back when she nabbed the Golden Globe for her Seinfeld supporting role in 1994, she lightheartedly noted that she's "so happy to have a job and to have a house that stands," and thanked "everyone I've ever known." And when she won the best comedy actress Emmy for Veep in 2012, she read remarks that were penned by her fellow nominee, Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler. But fast forward to last year's hilarious Emmy moment, when the actress accepted the honor as the ineffective vice
- Ashley Lee
Remember last year's Emmys, when "Nurse Jackie" co-star Merritt Wever won a stunning upset victory in the supporting actress category and delivered a flustered but delightfully human speech that lasted about 12 seconds? That's the sort of moment that Emmy viewers pray for, when spontaneity and real emotion break through the otherwise canned, tightly scripted ritual of a televised awards ceremony.
Turns out Emmycast producer Don Mischer prays for such moments as well. As he said in a recent Variety interview, such surprises drive Twitter traffic, which in turn drives viewership.
Of course, the problem with depending on such moments is that you can't plan them. All you can do is make room for them to happen. For the rest of the August 25 show, however, here's what you can expect to see, courtesy of Mischer and Emmy emcee Seth Meyers.
Gentle jabs. Meyers will open the show with a monologue in »
- Gary Susman
Confession time. I really wanted to love this movie. I mean, I really, really, really did. Sadly, not everything we want in life comes true. On the other hand, I’m an optimist and try to remain open to compromise. So, while I did not hate the film by any means, I came away only kind of liking Are You Here.
Matthew Weiner makes his feature film debut as a writer and director with Are You Here. For those of you in the know, that alone is quite an exciting idea. For those of you who watch too much reality TV and not enough of the good stuff, Matthew Weiner is known for writing substantially on the AMC series Mad Men and the HBO series The Sopranos. Now that I have your attention, I’m afraid things about about to get real, as in real disappointing.
Are You Here had a lot of promise. »
- Travis Keune
There was a time when two veteran straight actors such as John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, taking on the roles of a gay couple and their subsequent travails at married life would have been the tabloid equivalent of shock and awe. It still might raise some eyebrows, but Ira Sachs’ Love Is Strange is a testimony to societal progress in terms of storytelling. Now it will face the box office as the Specialty title platforms this weekend via Sony Classics. A real-life gay marriage takes the spotlight this weekend courtesy of Starz Digital doc To Be Takei about the multi-faceted actor/activist and social media talent who is best known for playing Hikaru Sulu in TV’s original Star Trek. It will be joined by Millennium Entertainment’s Are You Here with Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler which will open day and date by Mad Men writer Matthew Weiner. »
- Brian Brooks
Last year, we tracked the budding relationships of several celebrities that were coupling up and showing Pda around the world. Many of the flings fizzled, but other pairs - like Amanda Seyfried and Justin Long, Amy Poehler and Nick Kroll, and Jake Gyllenhaal and Alyssa Miller - are still going strong. Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy's Summer love resulted in an engagement, and Zoe Saldana tied the knot and is having a baby with her Spring fling, Marco Perego! Cut to 2014, and there are already plenty of new couples going public with their love. Khloé Kardashian has found a new boyfriend in rapper French Montana while Joseph Gordon-Levitt is currently getting cozy with Tasha McCauley, the cofounder and CEO of a robotics company based in Silicon Valley. There's also Heidi Klum, who has recently had plenty of Pda-filled moments with her latest love, 27-year-old Vito Schnabel, and Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara, »
Coupled with the release of the show’s sixth season on DVD, NBC has posted a blooper reel for “Parks and Recreation’s” most recent cycle.
Featuring everything from miniature horses dressed as the cast as an homage to the fictional town’s fallen comrade, Li’l Sebastian, to outtakes of the cast playfully flubbing lines and laughing at each other’s mistakes, the reel highlights some favorite moments from the mockumentary-style series.
The show, which will be returning to NBC for its last season this fall, has one major Emmy nomination this year: star Amy Poehler is nominated for lead actress in a comedy. This is Poehler’s fifth consecutive nomination in the category, having lost the previous four times.
- Sebastian Torrelio
Nick Offerman’s Ron Swanson is usually the serious one on Parks and Recreation. But in the season 6 gag reel, we get to see the king of bacon and eggs let loose: Offerman wiggles across the floor with a huge grin on his face as the crew breaks into laughter.
Other highlights include everything Amy Poehler does (as always) and Jim O’Heir accidentally talking while the cameras are rolling. Typical Jerry.
Parks and Recreation’s seventh and final season premieres in 2015. »
- Ariana Bacle
When it comes to analyzing awards, the Emmys are the hardest to gauge. The Academy Awards have the luxury of looking to Guild Awards or BAFTAs, which share a voting body with the Academy, but the Emmys noms are determined by a panel of unknown—and unpredictable—judges, before going to the voting body. Still, Variety’s Debra Birnbaum and Jenelle Riley take their best guess at who will bring home the gold Monday night.
Supporting Actor in a Drama
Jenelle: In a category of stellar turns, it’s really a three-man race between previous winners Aaron Paul for the final season of “Breaking Bad,” and Peter Dinklage for “Game of Thrones” and three-time Emmy nominee Jon Voight of “Ray Donovan.” Dinklage submitted a showy episode where he gets a great speech, demanding a trial by combat. Voight is beloved and considered the best thing about the Showtime drama. Still, »
- Debra Birnbaum and Jenelle Riley
It takes a special kind of sequel to be able to withstand a nine-year gap between releases, and unfortunately for Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, Sin City: A Dame to Kill for doesn’t appear to be up to the task. Instead, the Ya adaptation If I Stay looks poised to take first place this weekend.
Here’s how things might play out.
1. If I Stay — $20 million
Chloë Grace Moretz stars as Mia, a 17-year-old cellist who is coma-bound after a car crash that kills her family, in this emotional adaptation of Gayle Forman’s 2009 bestseller. MGM and New-Line co-financed the $11 million project, »
- Lindsey Bahr
Seth Meyers usually plays host to a TV star or two each night on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. But on Monday, he’ll play host to hundreds of them—and all of tube-obsessed America—as he emcees the small screen’s biggest night: The Emmys, which air on NBC at 8 p.m. Et/5 p.m. Pt.
On a scale of one to 10, how pants-wetting nervous will Meyers be when he walks out on stage at the Nokia Theatre? “Oh, I think I‘ll be high 9s. But I’m happy it’s the same physical space as the ESPYs, »
- Dan Snierson
The rumors are true. Chris Pratt is the best.
The rumors are true. Chris Pratt is the best.
The 35-year-old actor dropped by the L.A. Children's Hospital on Wednesday to give the kids in the facility a special screening of his movie Guardians of the Galaxy -- but he took it a few steps further.
Pratt decided to show up dressed as his galactic character Peter Quill. "Star Lord (@prattprattpratt) cheered up our patients by sharing #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy! Thanks for making them smile!" the hospital tweeted.
Star Lord (@prattprattpratt) cheered up our patients by sharing #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy! Thanks for making them smile! pic.twitter.com/kVsZIToZ73
— Children's Hosp La (@ChildrensLA) August 21, 2014
In a recent interview with Panzer TV, the actor admitted that he took some of his Gotg costume home with him for a time such as this. "I stole the jacket and some of the wardrobe so that »
If Matthew Weiner‘s name wasn’t on Are You Here, you never would’ve guessed this movie came from the mind behind Mad Men. The focus, power, subtlety and charms of his AMC drama are nowhere to be found in his feature directorial debut. The staggering drop in quality is disappointing, but worse than that, even on its own terms, Are You Here is a notable misfire. Are We Here is about two seemingly different friends, Steve (Owen Wilson) and Ben (Zach Galifianakis), and how the death of Ben’s father challenges and enriches their friendship and those around them. Ben — who is considered a failure by his family — inherits most of his father’s money, which he was left to clean up his act. This delights the selfish and greedy Steve, while disappointing Ben’s sister, Terri (Amy Poehler). She had plans for her father’s shop, land and money. Since »
- Jack Giroux
"Are You Here" writer and director Matthew Weiner spent the last two decades in television, in which he was instrumental in bringing not one but two of the most popular and important TV shows of the era, "The Sopranos" and "Mad Men" to the small screen. Once production wrapped on HBO's acclaimed mob series, Weiner started work on a '60s-era drama centered on New York's most prestigious ad agencies, "Mad Men," ultimately winning seven Emmys in as many years. Now, with the latter almost in his rear-view, he turns his attention to the big screen.
As Weiner told Moviefone, he's concerned with storytelling and less focused on the medium, be it television, film, or theater. With that attitude, it should come as no surprise that the USC Film School alum makes his directorial feature debut this summer. His new movie, "Are You Here," stars Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, and »
- Jonny Black
Gaze in wonder and amusement at this gift that keeps on giving: the Parks and Recreation season six gag reel. It features farting! Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) dancing! Flubbed lines! An all Lil Sebastian opening credit sequence! Plus, so many other things that deserve exclamation points! We dare you to watch and not laugh at least once. When Ron Swanson giggles, we all giggle. Retta and Aziz Ansari look like they have the best time ever on set. Additionally, Chris Pratt makes hanging out in a dumpster look good. The Iron Throne from Game of Thrones even makes an appearance in this glorious blooper reel. Keep going through the whole thing and see Amy Poehler struggle continuously with a chair. Perhaps in an »
The late comedian Robin Williams will be honored by his friend Billy Crystal on the 2014 Emmy Awards. The two men co-hosted "Comic Relief" many times in their career and also starred together in the film "Father's Day." Executive producer Don Mischer confirmed the news on Wednesday by saying, "We felt we needed to do something powerful and memorable. Billy seemed like the perfect choice." The ceremony will air next Monday, August 25, on NBC and will be hosted by talk show host Seth Meyers. USA Today. -Break- Follow Gold Derby on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, iTunes and YouTube For the Emmy Awards broadcast, Seth Meyers says he is calling on Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to write a few jokes for his monologue. He assisted them when they hosted the Golden Globe Awards the past two years, so turnabout is fair play. Meyers proclaims Steve Martin as his hosting role model, »
NBC has canceled freshman sitcom “Working the Engels,” a person with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. The series had struggled in the ratings this summer, and was thus pulled from the schedule Wednesday. New episodes of the renewed Amy Poehler-produced “Welcome to Sweden” will take over the previous “Engels” time slot. Also read: ABC Family Cancels Teen Drama ‘Twisted’ After One Season “Engels” debuted July 10 to a 0.7/2 rating in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic and 2.8 million viewers. It hovered one-tenth lower — at a 0.6 — through several weeks to end the month. The comedy followed the titular Engel family, forced to come. »
- Tony Maglio
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