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Funnyordie.com parodies the billionaire presidential hopeful in a 50-minute mockumentary directed by Ron Howard. Playing ‘the Donald’ is none other than Johnny Depp, unrecognizable in no small part because of an accurately tousled wig atop his head and a suitably Trumpian vocal delivery. The parody is based in part on the tycoon’s self-promoting and bestselling book from the 1980s, The Art of the Deal. It also stars Andy Richter, Jack McBrayer, Henry Winkler, Stephen Merchant and Michaela Watkins
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- Guardian Staff
Lilly Singh isn’t the only YouTube star who has recently toured the TV talk show circuit. Like Singh, Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg stars in a new original program on YouTube Red, and he too has taken to TV to promote his work. Leading up to the release of his series Scare PewDiePie, he appeared on both Today and Conan to discuss his status as the world’s most popular YouTube star.
PewDiePie has appeared on TV before (he hung out with Stephen Colbert last September), and in all his televised appearances, he has come off as a cool customer. The buttoned-down behavior he displays as he calmly explains his world to Conan O’Brien may not match the loud personality he puts forth online, but he is a good ambassador for his community, and for that, he deserves praise. As he told Conan and Andy Richter during their chat, "It's all about having fun. »
- Sam Gutelle
Funny Or Die Presents Donald Trump’s The Art Of The Deal: The Movie Trailer from Funny Or Die Johnny Depp wins the popular vote for this one. The actor slips into his best Donald Trump mode for a hilarious Funny or Die spoof, impersonating the presidential hopeful in a cheeky biopic that features a slew of star-studded appearances. The faux film, titled The Art of the Deal: The Movie, is a 1980s-set 50-minute romp that jumps off the mogul's best-selling book of the same name - but with a twist. "Thought to be lost in the Cybill Shepherd blouse »
- Alexis L. Loinaz, @alexisloinaz
Johnny Depp is know for creating memorable movie characters, but his portrayal of Donald Trump in a new video spoof by comedy site Funny or Die is one for the record books. He is Donald, right down to the mogul’s brass balls! Depp appears in the movie trailer with an all-star cast that includes Michaela Watkins as ex-wife Ivanka Trump. “Happy Days” star and Howard pal, Henry Winkler, Patton Oswalt, Alfred Molina, Andy Richter, Jack McBrayer, Jacob Tremblay, Stephen Merchant and Paul Scheer. ...Read More »
- Keith Girard
Johnny Depp is having a yuuuuuuuge day. He was just revealed to be starring in Universal's "The Invisible Man" movie, but first you can see him as the very visible Donald Trump in the 50-minute Funny or Die movie, "The Art of the Deal."
Depp and a dozen other major celebs shot this back in December, and it's being presented now as a "lost film" directed by Trump himself in the 1980s, based on his own 1987 advice book. The "TV movie" starts with an intro from Ron Howard, and includes appearances from Alfred Molina, Robert Morse, Patton Oswalt, Jack McBrayer, Michaela Watkins, Henry Winkler, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Lloyd, Kristen Schaal, Andy Richter, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, Tymberlee Hill, Alf, Jordan Coleman, Joe Nuñez, and Jeremy Konner.
But the real star is Johnny Depp as Trump, and his impression is pretty strong. JDepp is always at his best when he lays it on thick, »
- Gina Carbone
Seemingly everyone has a Donald Trump impression, and that now includes Johnny Depp. The actor behind Jack Sparrow stars as the billionaire businessman in a new 50-minute Funny or Die film, “Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie,” which surprised the Internet on Wednesday. The all-star cast also includes Patton Oswalt as Merv Griffin and Jack McBrayer as Trump architect Der Scutt. Henry Winkler, Jacob Tremblay, Stephen Merchant, Alfred Molina, Michaela Watkins, Andy Richter and others are along for some 1980s fun. The period movie’s original theme song comes courtesy of Kenny Loggins, because, of course it does. »
- Tony Maglio
With the New Hampshire win in his back pocket, Funny or Die has decided to finally release the long-lost Donald Trump biopic The Art of the Deal: The Movie. And who better to portray the billionaire himself? Johnny Depp, of course. Jack Sparrow is nearly unrecognizable under that wig and make-up, and he gives one heck of a performance in this forgotten TV movie from a bygone era.
Accomplished actor and director Ron Howard hosts this autobiographical look at how Trump acquired his fortune. It arrives from Funny or Die just as the presidential hopeful took the New Hampshire primary away from the other Republican prospects vying for the White House. As Howard explains it, the movie was written, directed and stars Donald Trump himself.
This colorful expose is a treasure from a forgotten age, when TV just wasn't what it is today. And people anxiously awaited their small screen movie-of-the-week. »
While it's easy to poke fun at Johnny Depp for some of the choices he makes ("Mortdecai"), he can really turn it on when he wants to ("Black Mass"). And the actor hilariously goes for it, leading the big comedy surprise which has just dropped, and should take the wind out of the sails of Donald Trump's victory in New Hampshire last night. Funny Or Die has released the mock documentary "The Art Of The Deal: The Movie," featuring Depp as Donald Trump (yes, really) and a star-studded cast including Ron Howard (who narrates), Alfred Molina, Robert Morse, Patton Oswalt, Jack McBrayer, Michaela Watkins, Henry Winkler, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Lloyd, Kristen Schaal, Andy Richter, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, Tymberlee Hill, Alf, Jordan Coleman, Joe Nuñez, and more. Jeremy Konner ("Drunk History") directs, and Kenny Loggins wrote the theme song. Read More: 5 Ways Johnny Depp Can Get His Career Back »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Donald Trump woke up to more than just a win in the New Hampshire primary Wednesday: Funny or Die have unleashed their 50-minute film The Art of the Deal: The Movie, a faux-biopic centered around the mogul's best-selling business book starring Johnny Depp in the role of Trump.
"Thought to be lost in the Cybill Shepherd blouse fire of '89, The Art of the Deal was a TV movie based on the best-selling Donald Trump autobiography of the same name. In fact, it was written, directed and starred Donald Trump himself, »
He’s played a host of wacky characters, but Johnny Depp may have found the most outlandish yet. Produced in secret by Funny or Die, the actor has portrayed Donald Trump in Donald Trump’s The Art Of The Deal: The Movie, a 50-minute biopic special presented as a lost movie from the 1980s, “directed” by none other than the presidential candidate.
“The plan was to move really fast because we thought Trump would go away, as least as a presidential candidate. When he bizarrely didn’t go away, we had a little more time. But that meant keeping the secret for longer,” Funny or Die editor-in-chief’s Owen Burke tells NY Times. “We had a few people sign nondisclosures, but mostly we just begged people not to say anything.”
- Jordan Raup
It’s Johnny Depp‘s hugest role yet.
Funny or Die just dropped a 51-minute video in which the A-lister stars as Donald Trump in The Art of the Deal , a “lost” ’80s TV movie based on the presidential hopeful’s best-selling book of the same name.
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The star-studded spoof, narrated by Ron Howard, also stars Alfred Molina, Robert Morse, Patton Oswalt, Jack McBrayer, Michaela Watkins, Henry Winkler, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Lloyd, Kristen Schaal, Andy Richter, Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel.
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Conan O’Brien has as little love for press conferences as Cam Newton, it turns out. The TBS late-night host poked fun at Newton’s abrupt exit from a post-Super Bowl 50 press conference on Monday. After having a joke about the Carolina Panthers quarterback fall completely flat (not even Andy Richter showed the joke any love), O’Brien attended a post-joke press conference to discuss what exactly went wrong. Also Read: Cam Newton Ripped for Walking Out of Super Bowl Press Conference After Loss After a few short answers, O’Brien simply got up and walked away from the assembled media, »
- Joe Otterson
Annabeth Gish is used to X-Files-levels of paranoia and secrecy, but her next gig is shrouded in even more mystery.
The actress has landed a recurring role on Scandal, according to our sister site Deadline, though details of her character are being kept under wraps.
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* Bravo has renewed The Real Housewives of New Jersey for a seventh season, »
With the smashing success of Spike's Lip Sync Battle, other networks are raiding the closets of the late-night Jimmys in search of more gamified celebrity whimsy to spin into ratings gold: Variety reports that ABC has ordered up a series version of Jimmy Kimmel's "Who Knows," a game-show segment that tests whether stars can press a buzzer faster than their most knowledgeable fans. It'll be called Big Fan, and the new name brings a slew of other changes: Andy Richter will take over hosting duties, and the famous person will now be competing to answer questions about themselves with not one but three of their fans. That's three times as many chances to monetize your knowledge of the name of Taylor Swift's high-school Bff. (Abigail, duh.) »
- Nate Jones
Jimmy Kimmel will produce the series with Banijay Studios North America, and Andy Richter will host. Each episode of the half-hour, studio-based game show will feature one celebrity and three of his or her biggest super fans. The super fans will go head-to-head to see who knows more about the episode’s featured celebrity. The succeeding super fan will move on to the final round in an ultimate showdown, celebrity vs. super fan, to see who knows most about the celebrity. If the super fan wins, their prize is a priceless experience with the celebrity they admire most.
“Night after night, ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live »
- Laura Prudom
ABC has given a series order to Big Fan, a half-hour weekly comedic game show from Jimmy Kimmel based on the viral "Who Knows…?" celebrity vs. super-fan game segment on his ABC late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live. Hosted by Andy Richter and produced by Kimmel, Big Fan hails from Banijay Studios North America. Each episode of the half-hour, studio-based game show will feature one celebrity and three of his or her biggest super fans. The super fans will go head-to-head to see… »
ABC has given a series order to the half-hour game show “Big Fan” from Jimmy Kimmel. Based on the popular “Jimmy Kimmel Live” segment “Who Knows…?” the weekly comedic game show will pit celebrities against their biggest fans in a contest to see who knows more about them. Kimmel will serve as executive producer, and Andy Richter will host the show, produced by Banijay Studios North America. Also read: Jimmy Kimmel Compiles Supercut of Donald Trump Kicking People Out of Rallies (Video) “This show is a lot of fun,” Kimmel said in a statement. “Andy Richter is a great host, »
- Reid Nakamura
Last night, on the TBS Conan TV show, Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter fondly recalled the late actor, Abe Vigoda. The Barney Miller and Fish TV series star was a great friend of NBC's old Late Nite with Conan O'Brien TV show, when it was shot in New York. Watch O'Brien's Abe Vigoda tribute, below.
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Abe Vigoda is known for his role as detective Phil Fish in Barney Miller, but the late actor also made regular appearances on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien. On Tuesday's Conan, host Conan O'Brien and writer Andy Richter took a moment to honor Vigoda, who died in his sleep that morning, in a touching tribute video compiled from several clips of Vigoda's Late Night work. "I have to acknowledge to our longtime viewers, people that have been watching us for 22 years or 23 years, Abe was a huge part of our show in New York," said O'Brien, 52. "I »
- Aurelie Corinthios
On TV, the late Abe Vigoda was best known for his role as Barney Miller‘s Det. Phil Fish, but the three-time Emmy nominee was also known for making regular appearances on NBC’s Late Night With Conan O’Brien.
On Tuesday, O’Brien and Conan sidekick Andy Richter shared fond memories of Vigoda, a “lovely person” who was always game to appear in the “silliest thing.” Take for instance this selection of clips, which includes the time he subbed in for a Christmas tree as part of a Late Night holiday segment, »
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