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Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s ‘The House’ Casts Ryan Simpkins

28 August 2015 6:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ryan Simpkins is joining Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in the New Line comedy “The House,” in which she’ll play their teenage daughter.

Ferrell and Poehler will portray parents who lose the money intended to pay for their daughter’s college tuition and open an underground casino out of desperation. “Neighbors” writer Andrew J. Cohen is directing from a script he co-wrote with Brendan O’Brien.

The project marks Cohen’s feature directorial debut; he previously directed short films and “Funny or Die” sketches.

Good Universe is producing with Ferrell and Adam McKay through their Gary Sanchez banner. Jessica Elbaum and Chris Henchy are executive producing.

Simpkins, 17, has been seen in “Pride and Glory,” “Revolutionary Road” and “A Single Man.” She’s repped by Wme, Thruline and Ziffren Brittenham.

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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- Dave McNary

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Ryan Simpkins Joins ‘The House’ With Will Ferrell And Amy Poehler

28 August 2015 2:08 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Ryan Simpkins is moving into the upcoming comedy The House, also starring with Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler. The film is about a pair of cash strapped parents who accidentally blow the money intended to pay for their daughter’s college tuition. In desperation, they open an underground casino in their suburb and recruit locals to run the business. Simpkins will play Ferrell and Poehler’s daughter. The House was the subject of a bidding war earlier this year, with New Line… »

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Wayne Brady: 'You have to earn the right to be dirty in comedy'

28 August 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Wayne Brady has spent almost two decades proving his improvisational mettle and vaudevillian flair as a comic on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", the host of "The Wayne Brady Show" (where he picked up two Daytime Emmys), and now as a voice actor on the Disney Channel series "Sofia the First." His family-safe version of comedy made him a fitting emcee for Charmin's "Keep It Clean Comedy Show," where New York high school students performed their cleanest versions of bathroom humor earlier this week. We caught up with Brady to discuss what makes for good clean humor, the worst cliches in comedy, and the challenges of taking over for Billy Porter in Broadway's "Kinky Boots" beginning November 21.  You just hosted a Charmin-sponsored event where kids aged 14-18 told their best clean versions of scatological jokes. That seems like a challenge. Were you optimistic about what the contestants could produce? Well, »

- Louis Virtel

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Hulu Orders Second Season Of ‘Difficult People’ From Amy Poehler

27 August 2015 2:24 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Hulu has renewed another one of its original series. The streaming video platform has already ordered the second season of Difficult People from executive producer Amy Poehler.

With the first season arriving on Hulu on August 7, 2015, Difficult People stars show creator and executive producer Julie Klausner as a fictional version of herself living in New York City. Klausner and her best friend Billy (played by Billy Eichner from Billy on the Street) always seem to let their irreverent, self-involved attitudes jeopardize their chances of success in the entertainment industry.

“We have been big fans of Difficult People from day one and are so happy to have Julie and Billy be part of the Hulu family,” said Hulu’s Svp and Head of Content Craig Erwich in a release. “I cannot wait to see what a whole new season will bring and am pleased to bring more of their hilarious brand of comedy to fans. »

- Bree Brouwer

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Difficult People: Season Two Renewal for Hulu TV Series

27 August 2015 2:09 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Hulu has ordered a second season of Difficult People, their original comedy series that stars Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner. There will be 10 episodes once again.

Here are the details:

Hulu Renews Difficult People For Season Two

Hit Amy Poehler-produced Comedy Starring Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner from Universal Cable Productions will return for Second Season on Hulu

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Hulu Hires NBCUniversal’s Philip Matthys to Head Business Affairs for Original Series

27 August 2015 11:42 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hulu has hired NBCUniversal’s Philip Matthys to head its business affairs for original series. Matthys most recently had the same role for NBCU’s USA Network, Syfy and Universal Cable Productions business units. Matthys begins his new role on Monday, where he’ll lead business affairs for all development and production deals related to Hulu Originals. Matthys will report to Chadwick Ho, senior vice president and general counsel. Hulu’s newest employee spent nearly 13 years at NBCUniversal. Also Read: Hulu Renews Amy Poehler's 'Difficult People' Starring Billy Eichner for Season 2 Here is his official bio: Philip »

- Tony Maglio

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‘Difficult People’ Renewed By Hulu For Season 2

27 August 2015 9:11 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Hulu’s original series Difficult People starring Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner has been picked up for a second season, the streaming service said this morning. The Season 2 order is for 10 episodes. Its a high-profile title for Hulu, with the comedy coming from executive producers Amy Poehler, Dave Becky (Louie), Tony Hernandez of Jax Media and showrunner Scott King. Klausner — creator, star and executive producer — and Eichner both are returning to the Universal Cable… »

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10 Sister Storylines That We Want to See in Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer's Movie

26 August 2015 12:23 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

By now you've all processed the movie news heard 'round the world: Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence are writing a screenplay together. And even better, they're going to play sisters. It's basically the best thing to happen to onscreen sisters since Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. While we do know that this is going to be the most amazing flick of all time, we don't really anything else about the project. Which means it's brainstorm time! We're always down to stick our nose in other people's movies and suggest our own ideas, so obviously we're not going to hold back this time around. We decided to pull inspiration from some of our favorite movie sisters of flicks past. Because »

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Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence are writing a screenplay together

26 August 2015 9:48 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Jennifer Lawrence gives off that vibe that she could immediately become your bestie, but Amy Schumer is lucky enough to have it actually become a reality.

Lawrence told The New York Times Wednesday that she and Schumer are working together, writing a comedic screenplay in which the two will both star and play sisters.

The two started emailing, then texting, and then went jet skiing, shortly after Lawrence saw Trainwreck. Lawrence now says they’re almost done and have 100 pages already.

“Amy and I were creatively made for each other,” Lawrence told Nyt. “We have different flavors. It’s been the most fun experience of my life. We start the day off on the phone, laughing. And then we send each other pages. And we crack up. I’m flying out tomorrow to see her in Chicago. We’ll write a little bit with her sister, Kim, who worked with »

- Brian Welk

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The 31 Movies You Must See This Fall And Why

25 August 2015 11:40 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

How good as 2015 been for moviegoers?  This past year audiences have witnessed an opening act that included blockbusters such as “Cinderella,” “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Furious 7.”  Hollywood followed that string up with summer goods such as “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Trainwreck,” “Inside Out” and “Jurassic World” (currently no. 3 all-time at the U.S. box office).  And while we’re currently experiencing the annual cycle of late August dumps you won't even watch on an airplane, the movie gods may have saved the best for last. The upcoming fall movie season has a little bit of something for everyone.  Comedy fans can look forward to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reuniting on screen in “Sisters,” Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are also back together in “Daddy’s Home” and Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie look to party in “The Night Before »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Where are the cast of Bring It On now? Here's what happened to Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku and the squad

24 August 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

15 years ago today, the Toros stepped out onto the football field and put some serious cheer back into the atmosphere. To steal a phrase from the film: Bring It On's the poo - so take a big whiff.

But what have Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku and the rest of the squad been cheering about since then? To mark the movie's birthday, we put down the pompoms and find out what they've been up to since.

Kirsten Dunst

A Hollywood star from the age of 12 thanks to her breakthrough role in Interview with the Vampire, Dunst's star was burning brightly when she led the Toros as Torrance Shipman. Two years later, she went on to land her biggest role as Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi's three Spider-man films.

In recent years, she's reinvented herself as a critical darling, winning Best Actress at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for Melancholia, »

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Wet Hot American Summer Midnights This Weekend at The Moolah

23 August 2015 8:09 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Well guys, we’ve made it to the end of the summer in one piece, except for a few campers who are lepers. “

Wet Hot American Summer screens midnights this weekend (August 28th and 29th) at The Moolah Theater (3821 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, Mo). Admission is only $5

Wet Hot American Summer from 2001, is a comedy about summer camp, a spoof of movies about summer camp, a grab bag of random absurdity and a collection filmmakers and now-familiar actors hamming it up as hard as they can. It didn’t make much of a splash when it premiered 14 years ago (I don’t think it even played theatrically here in St. Louis, but I could be wrong about that), but it’s developed such a cult following over the past 14 years that Netflix has made a sequel series, Wet Hot American SummerFirst Day Of Camp.

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- Tom Stockman

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Tina Fey To Host The Oscars? Here's What She Said

23 August 2015 7:28 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With Amy Poehler at her side, Tina Fey has had a good amount of success hosting events, but thus far her game has been kept limited to just the Golden Globes. Because she is just that good, one has to wonder if she would ever be game to host the Oscars... but her answer to that question may actually surprise you. Thanks to the Emmy nominations for Netflix's The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Fey has been doing the press rounds recently, and it was while talking to Deadline that the actress/writer/producer revealed her Academy Award aspirations: she wants to produce, not host. She explained, Gosh. I was going to start saying, 'I don.t want to host the Oscars, but someday I.d produce the Oscars.' I feel like I could bring it in to time, and that.s the only thing I have to offer. I feel »

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Tina Fey On Oscar Hosting: “Someday I’d Produce …That’s All I Have To Offer” – Emmys

21 August 2015 12:16 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Tina Fey has a list of awards and nominations so long it falls off the page. Among them are this year's Primetime Emmy Awards noms–one for the creation of Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt with Robert Carlock, and another for her stint as a guest actress on the show. In December we'll see Fey reunite with Amy Poehler in the film Sisters, in which the three-time Golden Globe-hosting duo play siblings revisiting their childhood home–with a little help from Amy Schumer's Tr… »

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Adtv: Making the Case for ‘Parks and Recreation’

20 August 2015 11:48 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Parks and Recreation had a great run on NBC thanks to a brilliant, tight-knit cast and lead Amy Poehler’s infectious enthusiasm. It was a unique series that spent time finding the humor in decent, »

- Clarence Moye

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Does Shunning the Emmy Campaign Limelight Hurt a Nominee’s Chances?

20 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Out of sight, out of mind — but does that apply to Emmy campaigns?

Every year, Emmy hopefuls work the circuit by shaking hands and answering questions at endless events. But some keep a low profile, including this year’s nominees Frances McDormand, Amy Poehler, Kyle Chandler, Louis C.K. and Mo’Nique. Their reasons include work commitments and/or a tendency to avoid the media.

But awards pundits continually fret over how much the campaigning — or lack thereof — affects the outcome.

Last year, the teams from “Modern Family” and “Breaking Bad” seemed to be omnipresent — and both shows won Emmys. But “Sherlock’s” Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman were nearly invisible — and they won as well.

Campaigners want to make sure Academy of Television Arts & Sciences members see the work before they vote. That’s especially challenging with the Emmys, given the sheer number of categories, and nominees. As FX Networks »

- Tim Gray

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Actor in a Drama Series

20 August 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"Mad Men" has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the TV Academy. Matthew Weiner's series won Best Drama at the Emmys for its first four seasons, among other numerous trophies. But its leading man has never won. Despite earning a nomination every year "Mad Men" has been eligible (plus guest star nods for "30 Rock" in three seasons and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" this year), Hamm has lost every single year (spurring him to create the "Losers' Party" with fellow snubee Amy Poehler). Will he join the ranks of the unjustly ignored like Jason Alexander and Steve Carell, or will the Academy finally reward him in his final year as Don Draper?  Read More: Jeff Daniels on the End of 'The Newsroom': 'It's Really Difficult to Do Well' The answer will be "no" if Kevin Spacey has anything to say about it. Hot off his Golden Globes win »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Actor in a Drama Series

20 August 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"Mad Men" has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the TV Academy. Matthew Weiner's series won Best Drama at the Emmys for its first four seasons, among other numerous trophies. But its leading man has never won. Despite earning a nomination every year "Mad Men" has been eligible (plus guest star nods for "30 Rock" in three seasons and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" this year), Hamm has lost every single year (spurring him to create the "Losers' Party" with fellow snubee Amy Poehler). Will he join the ranks of the unjustly ignored like Jason Alexander and Steve Carell, or will the Academy finally reward him in his final year as Don Draper?  Read More: Jeff Daniels on the End of 'The Newsroom': 'It's Really Difficult to Do Well' The answer will be "no" if Kevin Spacey has anything to say about it. Hot off his Golden Globes win »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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Emmy Predictions: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Versus The Amys In Comedy Actress Race

19 August 2015 4:07 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

There is no reason to believe that the winner in this category for the past three years, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, can't pull off a four-peat for her role in Veep. But there could be a sentimental tide brewing for multiple nominee Amy Poehler, who has never won in five previous noms and has her last shot for Parks And Recreation this year. Another Amy, as in Schumer, is hotter than hot and could give our Veep candidate a run for her money, too. These are likely the top three… »

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Emmys 2015: Who Should Win Lead Actress in a Comedy? Take Our Poll!

19 August 2015 12:12 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Mary Tyler Moore, watch your back.

If Julia Louis-Dreyfus takes home the 2015 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, you’ll have to share with the Veep star your position as most-honored woman in the category (at five statuettes apiece).

RelatedEmmys 2015: Who Should Win Best Lead Actor in a Comedy? Take Our Poll!

A win by Louis-Dreyfus would come as no shock, either, considering she’s seeking her fourth straight win (for her fourth season of the HBO political comedy).

To make history, Louis-Dreyfus will have to get past some other ladies with serious Emmy clout. »

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