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If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
Evangeline Lilly showed up on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in this odd Mad Hatter circus type outfit. As Jimmy asked, "What the hell are you wearing?" It's a costume tied to her "Squickerwonkers" children's book. She wrote this story when she was 14. Evangeline is so bubbly and fun but, man, she is unrecognizable as Kate from "Lost" or Tauriel from "The Hobbit." Guess that's an actress for you! Jimmy said Evangeline had previously mentioned retiring from acting, and she did retire, but Peter Jackson called her out of retirement for "The Hobbit." (Don't worry, she does know that Tauriel was not actually in the book, that part is just a »
- Gina Carbone
Thanks to redditor SmoothBread, the Internet now knows what Paul Rudd looked like in the 1980s. We have to say, not much has changed except for one thing...
Pics: Stars Who Switched Up Their Signature Looks
This University of Kansas yearbook photo shows the movie star sporting a wild Troy Polamalu-like mane normally associated with lead singers of hair metal bands or scientists inventing the flux capacitor.
But actually we've seen him with this look before...
So it's now proven that Paul Rudd does not age, but he does switch up his hairstyle every 20-ish years. Last night, a Redditor named SmoothBread shared an epic yearbook photo of the funny actor from his days as a Sigma Nu fraternity brother at the University of Kansas in the '80s, and aside from realizing that Paul Rudd looks exactly the same, we also can't overlook that wild and sexy hair! Get it, Paul! The 45-year-old star rocked a crazy mane when he was a younger lad, which leads us to believe that he was probably just as cool as we thought he would be in his college days. And although the charming and hilarious celeb continues to make fans swoon with his more mature and controlled 'do, we »
That Hair!One of Paul Rudd's fraternity brothers just shared this amazing photo of him in a Sigma Nu composite from the '80s on Reddit yesterday -- and we are loving it.The "Ant-Man" star attended the University of Kansas before making his acting debut on "Sisters" back in 1992, one of his few jobs before breaking out in "Clueless" in 1995."Not too old, but Paul Rudd had some awesome hair when he went to the University of Kansas in the 80's," the poster said of the pic. He also revealed that the fraternity keeps its chapter room locked, because the composites with Rudd in them "always get stolen."We can see why!The actor had some pretty famous friends in college too -- including Jon Hamm and sportscaster Joe Buck."He always liked to get naked. Anybody that lived in his fraternity house would tell you. And yes, »
- tooFab Staff
We already knew that Paul Rudd is incapable of aging, but now we've learned that he used to have an incredible head of hair. Reddit user SmoothBread shared a shot of Paul from his Sigma Nu fraternity photo during his days attending the University of Kansas in the late '80s. While we have to admit that Paul's current, shorter hairdo is more classic, it's hard to deny that his flowing locks are truly majestic. »
Here's further proof that Paul Rudd is a time-traveling robot who hasn't aged a day since his teens. Last night, a Redditor named SmoothBread shared the below yearbook photo of Rudd from when he was at the University of Kansas in the '80s. Damn, not only is Rudd cool now, but look at all the nerds around him that he puts to shame with his bountiful mane. They didn't stand a chance against this ageless wizard. »
- Lindsey Weber
One of the most beloved routines from Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show reign is about to get its own television show: Lip Sync Battle, based on those ridiculous competitions that pit the late night host up against celebrities to see who can pantomime pop songs better, will head to Spike TV in 2015. Fallon and actors John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant, a pair of lip sync vets, will executive produce the show as well as appear and "perform" on occasion.
The "lip sync battle" was a game that Merchant created with »
Jimmy Fallon's greatest celebrity challenge — the lip-sync battle — is getting its own stand-alone TV show. As we've learned from RuPaul's Drag Race, the lip sync tests a performer's charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent. Fallon, along with John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant, will executive-produce Lip Sync Battle for Spike TV. They'll also perform on the series. We already know Merchant does a mean lip sync, but we'd like to see a throwdown between Paul Rudd and Emma Stone, who gave us the most memorable performances on Fallon. Let's revisit, shall we?And of course, Ms. Stone. Who wins. No matter what. The show is set to drop April 2, 2015. »
- E. Alex Jung
Evangeline Lilly is set to reprise the role of Tauriel next month for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, after which she’ll be joining another blockbuster franchise as she makes her Marvel Cinematic Debut as Hope Van Dyne in July’s Ant-Man. Speaking to InnerSpace (via Cbm), Lily has revealed that she held off on committing to the film following the departure of Edgar Wright, but was ultimately swayed by replacement director Peyton Reed’s take on the project…
“I was [bummed out] when Edgar and Marvel decided to part ways. I was nervous, and I kind of held off from signing my contract because I actually wanted to wait and see what would happen. I met Peyton [Reed] and we spoke, and I was convinced that I was going to do the project. He has such impeccable taste, he’s so collaborative, so much fun, and »
- Gary Collinson
Many fans were shocked when Marvel announced in May that director Edgar Wright had left Ant-Man, after spending more than ten years on developing the script with co-writer Joe Cornish. Just a few weeks later, Peyton Reed signed on to replace him, two months before shooting began this August in Atlanta. During a new interview with InnerSpace, actress Evangeline Lilly, who plays Hope Van Dyne, revealed that she actually held off from signing her contract with Marvel upon hearing that Edgar Wright was no longer directing, and nearly walked away from the project.
"I was [bummed out] when Edgar and Marvel decided to part ways. I was nervous, and I kind of held off from signing my contract because I actually wanted to wait and see what would happen. I met Peyton (Reed) and we spoke, »
Spike TV is about to get a little more musical. The network is partnering with Jimmy Fallon and his Eight Million Plus Prods. banner, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant and Matador to create a “Lip Sync Battle” series. Fallon made the announcement Thursday night on “The Tonight Show” during his interview with Merchant.
“Lip Sync Battle” will run 10 half-hour episodes, featuring celebrities going head to head lip synching the song of their choice. The prize? Bragging rights.
Fallon, Krasinski and Merchant will appear and perform on the show, in addition to serving as exec producers. “Lip Sync Battle” will tape in January in New York for an April 2 premiere. It’s notable that a concept stemming from Fallon’s NBC series would find extended life on a cabler owned by Viacom.
“Lip Sync Battling is one of the coolest things happening in pop culture right now and already has a huge »
- Shelli Weinstein
When Edgar Wright abandoned Ant-Man six months ago, reports had said that the few cast members linked to the movie would be contractually obliged to stay on board as Marvel Studios searched high and low for Wright's replacement. Well, that might have been the case for Paul Rudd (Scott Lang) and Michael Douglas (Hank Pym), who signed on pretty early, but as Ant-Man nears post-production with Peyton Reed in the director's chair, Evangeline Lilly (Hope Van Dyne) has revealed that she had the option to leave. "I was [bummed out] when Edgar and Marvel decided to part ways," the actress admitted to InnerSpace. "I was nervous, and I kind of held off from signing my contract because I actually wanted to wait and see what would happen. I met Peyton [Reed] and we spoke, and I was convinced that I was going to do the project." Now that she's already wrapped »
Vimeo user Tommy Button has turned David Wain's cult comedy “Wet Hot American Summer” into a high octane Martin Scorsese thriller. All it takes is a Rolling Stones song (in this case “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking”) and tightly edited shots of some fluid camerawork and slow motion, as well as interjecting the words "Sex," "Money" and "Power." To be honest, seeing all the familiar faces (Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Showalter, Elizabeth Banks, Ken Marino, Michael Ian Black and Bradley Cooper) distracts a bit from the Scorsese vibe. But still, it's a clever mashup, highlighting how much cutting and music can change the film's entire feeling. But if anything, this playful video reminds me what a great cast the film has and that I should plan a rewatch in the near future. Have a look below. [Av Club] »
- Anthony Nicholas
Sneak Peek new images of actor Paul Rudd wardrobed as 'Scott Lang' aka 'Ant-Man', while filming a scene on the Atlanta set in Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man' comic book adaptation, intended to be the twelfth film in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe':
"...armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength...
"... protect the secret behind his spectacular 'Ant-Man' suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Ant-Man"...
Marvel Infinite Series "Ant Man" Action Figure »
- Michael Stevens
Marvel and Disney are not shy about spinning off products and other items from their movies; both companies are all about the ancillaries. So both are hoping that Ant-Man becomes a big hit, as a tie-in novel called Natural Enemy is on the way.Following in the footsteps of Avengers: Everybody Wants To Rule The World and Rocket Raccoon & Groot: Steal The Galaxy, the novel will expand upon the world explored in Peyton Reed’s film. Crime novelist Jason Starr has been hired to craft a book that finds Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang as an ex-con single father looking to start a fresh life in a new city with his teenage daughter, Cassie.“Whether you’re an Ant-Man fan, or looking to experience a new story featuring the breakout character of 2015, this novel is going to be an exciting thrill ride from cover to cover,” says Marvel in a statement. »
With the release of their new album Four, One Direction is making deliberate strides towards shedding their "boy band manufactured by Simon Cowell after being voted out of X Factor" image. But as Paul Rudd's fanatic adult Directioner character Dan Charles on Saturday Night Live illustrates, we Directioners are not so quick to forget: The 1D fandom is infamous for (among other things) its all-or-nothing attitude regarding the band's origin stories. You either know Niall's a natural blond or you're shamed on your way out the door, dummy. But now you don't have to be a dummy. Here is everything you need to know in order to catch you up on the U.K.'s most delicious export since gravy.0The number of people in Liam Payne's entire class who showed up to his 16th birthday party. 5SOSThe acronym for 5 Seconds of Summer, the Australian pop-punk group discovered »
- Brodie Lancaster
By Anjelica Oswald
Several Oscar contenders are heading to New York and the Broadway stage as the Oscar season progresses in Hollywood. With projects on both coasts, these contenders could score both Tony and Oscar nominations during the upcoming awards season.
Director Bob Fosse won two Tony Awards and an Oscar in 1973. The two Tonys were for direction and choreography for Pippin and the Oscar was for directing Cabaret. Director Stephen Daldry won an Oscar for The Reader and a Tony for Billy Elliot the Musical in 2009.
Five actresses have won both awards in the same year: Shirley Booth won a Tony for The Time of the Cuckoo and an Oscar for Come Back, Little Sheba in 1953; Audrey Hepburn won a Tony for Ondine and an Oscar for Roman Holiday in 1954; Ellen Burstyn won a Tony for Same Time, Next Year and an Oscar for Alice Doesn’t »
- Anjelica Oswald
While Evangeline Lilly (Hope Van Dyne) has confirmed that filming for Ant-Man will continue into December, star Paul Rudd (Scott Lang) was spotted shooting scenes last week in Atlanta, Georgia, which is doubling for San Francisco. Thanks to @AtlantaFilming (via Just Jared), photos show Rudd in character and making an Atm transaction while apparently casing a bank. Check out those set photos below, and also get a look at Anthony W.'s great shots which showcase how much detail the Marvel Studios production put into transforming Atlanta into San Francisco. What do you think? Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist »
A few minor supporting roles aside, we didn't see that much of Canadian actress Evangeline Lilly after Lost finished up until she landed the part of Elven warrior Tauriel in The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug. Now she's set to reprise the role for the third and final instalment ("The Battle Of The Five Armies"), and then we'll see her join Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas in Marvel's Ant-Man as a character there's been a bit of confusion about since her casting was announced, Hope Van-Dyn. Lilly also has a book coming out this month called The Squickerwonkers, and while chatting to Comic Vine about that they also asked her about working on Ant-Man, and when we can expect to see some new promotional material for it. Lilly says that although she's wrapped now, the movie will continue shooting until the end of December, and we will have some news »
Marvel's big reveal at a special Hollywood event for media and fans a few weeks ago was the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 3 slate of movies, complete with logos and release dates. The reveal was made using a slide that populated with the movie names as Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced them, and now that slide has finally been released as a clean image to replace the snapshots from a dark theater.
Here's how the Marvel phase 3 movie lineup shakes out. First up and not included on the slide is Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly, arriving in theaters on July 17, 2015. Ant-Man wasn't included because the slide was designed to show films that had not yet been announced, and it was well into production during the event.
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