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Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen to Star in Comedy ‘Flarsky’

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

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen are starring in the comedy “Flarsky”with “50/50” director Jonathan Levine helming.

Rogen will play an unemployed journalist, battered by his own misfortune and self-destructive ways, who endeavors to pursue Theron’s character — who was his childhood crush and babysitter and now happens to be one of the most powerful and unattainable women on earth. The script is written by veteran comedy scribe Dan Sterling.

Rogen’s Point Grey Pictures, Theron’s Denver and Delilah Films and Good Universe are the production companies. An August start of production is planned.

Producers are Point Grey principals Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver alongside Denver & Delilah’s Theron, Beth Kono and A.J. Dix. Sterling will also executive produce alongside Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake. Alex McAtee is overseeing for Point Grey and Erin Westerman for Good Universe.

Theron came on two days ago to produce »

- Dave McNary

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Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen to star in comedy 'Flarsky'

13 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Point Grey Pictures, Denver And Delilah Films and Good Universe announced the project on Thursday.

Jonathan Levine, whose credits include 50/50, The Wackness and the upcoming Snatched starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, will direct from a screenplay by Dan Sterling.

Production on Flarsky is scheduled to begin in August on the story of an unemployed journalist who decides to pursue his childhood crush, who now happens to be one of the most powerful and unattainable women on earth. 

Point Grey principals Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver will produce alongside Denver & Delilah’s Theron, Beth Kono and A.J. Dix.  

Sterling will also serve as executive producer with Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake

Alex McAtee is overseeing for Point Grey and Erin Westerman for Good Universe.

Among Sterling’s writing credits are Girls, The Office, The Sarah Silverman Program, King Of The Hill and The Interview.

Dan Freedman of Good Universe negotiated talent deals on behalf »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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TVLine Items: Community Reunion on Dr. Ken, 24 Vet's NBC Pilot and More

14 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Somewhere, Abed’s mind is exploding: Dr. Ken will host a meta Community reunion when creator Dan Harmon guest-stars as himself on Ken Jeong’s ABC sitcom.

RelatedMeet Dr. Ken‘s New Boss

During the Season 2 finale, Harmon will play the creator of a new TV comedy set at a community college, who invites Ken to audition for a part — blissfully unaware of what he’s getting himself into.

The episode airs Friday, March 31 at 8:30/7:30c on ABC.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* 24 alum Dennis Haysbert will star opposite Person of Interest‘s Sarah Shahi »

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‘Bob’s Burgers Music Album’ Sneak Peek: Watch Teddy Unbox the Goodies (So to Speak) and Listen to Two Songs

15 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The “Bob’s Burgers Music Album” is coming your way May 12, and it’s loaded up with more goodies than a Poutine on the Ritz Burger.

This is not the time to be modern and go the digital route for your music. Hell, even buying the CDs isn’t old-school enough. Instead, if you buy the the “Bob’s Burgers Music Album” deluxe limited-edition gift box, that comes with three LPs  (in “condiment-colored” vinyl?!), a Bob’s Buskers seven-inch white vinyl LP, a hardbound lyric book (for those times you need to know more than just “Butts, Butts, Butts”), a sheet music collection, three original posters and a lot more. What is “more” you ask? Take a look at the unboxing video below featuring Teddy’s hairy arms and mumbly narration to see everything:

Of course, the two-cd album is still chockfull of “Bob’s Burgers” audio goodness, which amounts to 107 songs. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Bob’s Burgers Music Album’ Sneak Peek: Watch Teddy Unbox the Goodies (So to Speak) and Listen to Two Songs

15 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The “Bob’s Burgers Music Album” is coming your way May 12, and it’s loaded up with more goodies than a Poutine on the Ritz Burger.

This is not the time to be modern and go the digital route for your music. Hell, even buying the CDs isn’t old-school enough. Instead, if you buy the the “Bob’s Burgers Music Album” deluxe limited-edition gift box, that comes with three LPs  (in “condiment-colored” vinyl?!), a Bob’s Buskers seven-inch white vinyl LP, a hardbound lyric book (for those times you need to know more than just “Butts, Butts, Butts”), a sheet music collection, three original posters and a lot more. What is “more” you ask? Take a look at the unboxing video below featuring Teddy’s hairy arms and mumbly narration to see everything:

Of course, the two-cd album is still chockfull of “Bob’s Burgers” audio goodness, which amounts to 107 songs. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Review: Punching Henry, Highly Charming and Deadpan Comedy

22 hours ago | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

With the likes of Sarah Silverman and Moby singing the film's praise, Punching Henry (formerly titled Punching the Clown) certainly is a huge industry in-joke, yet it is also accessible for general fans of comedy. Aspiring -- and frankly hopeless -- comedian Henry Phillips (as himself) plays the lamest and most inappropriate venues for his specific form of dark comedy folk music. He moves to La and in with his brother (Matt Walker), a wannabe actor -- think Batman at kids parties -- picks up an amiable agent and gets noticed for all the wrong reasons at a high profile event. Before long he is caught up in a lie even he is not fully aware of as he commits to record contracts and gets...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »

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Matt Damon vs. Jimmy Kimmel! The Definitive History of Their Epic Eleven-Year Feud

22 February 2017 7:17 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

One of the funniest and longest-running late night talk show bits started with a simple premise — Jimmy Kimmel just didn’t have time for Matt Damon.

The Oscars host has been one-half of the hilarious eleven-year feud with Damon that has even seen their famous friends join in on the gag. But Kimmel didn’t mean to start a decade-long beef with Damon — he just wanted to cheer himself up after a particularly bad early episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!

“We had a bad show … The guests were bad, and I was feeling pretty bad about myself at the end of the program, »

- Ale Russian

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Crashing: Season One Ratings

22 February 2017 12:29 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

On the new Crashing TV show, Pete's life falls apart after he makes a startling discovery. Will viewers want to watch him put his life back together? Will this HBO TV show crash in the ratings? Will Crashing be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.Airing on the HBO premium channel, Crashing stars Pete Holmes, Lauren Lapkus, and George Basil. In season one, Dave Attell, Hannibal Burress, Artie Lange, T.J. Miller, Jim Norton, Rachael Ray, and Sarah Silverman guest star as themselves. The half-hour comedy series follows Pete (Holmes), a sheltered suburbanite who married his childhood sweetheart and dreams of being a successful stand-up comic. When Pete discovers his wife Jessica (Lapkus) is cheating on him, his world unravels. After reevaluating his priorities, he plunges into the deep end of the rough-and-tumble New York comedy scene.  Holmes created the series and executive produces with Judd Apatow.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The Weekend Warrior 2/24/17: Get Out, Collide, Rock Dog

22 February 2017 11:00 AM, PST | 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:

Presidents' Day weekend was an interesting one at the box office, and as with most holiday weekends, it was particularly difficult to figure out how things might fare, other than The Lego Batman Movie, which remained at #1 with almost $45 million over the four-day weekend. Fifty Shades Darker followed with $21.3 million, about a 50% drop.  Last week, I thought that the Ice Cub comedy Fist Fight would beat The Great Wall, although it seemed like it could be a close race. Nope. Matt Damon’s action epic came in third place with $21.6 million, which is a couple million more than my original prediction, but The Fist Fight fell short of my prediction by almost $10 million, grossing $14.5 million in its first four days. »

- Edward Douglas

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Comedy Central Original Programming Exec Gary Mann Exits

21 February 2017 1:36 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Comedy Central development veteran Gary Mann is leaving his post.

Effective Feb. 28, the senior vice president of original programming and development is exiting the network after 13 years. The news was announced Tuesday in separate memos to the staff from Mann and Comedy Central president Kent Alterman.

Mann developed and served as the current programming executive on such series as Key and Peele, The Sarah Silverman Program and @midnight with Chris Hardwick, as well as Tosh.0, Review With Andy Daly, Not Safe With Nikki Glaser and many others.

The news comes not long after Alterman restructured Comedy Central's development team »

- Bryn Elise Sandberg

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Who Is Milo Yiannopoulos and Why Did Simon & Schuster Cancel His Book Deal?

21 February 2017 11:36 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Far-right editor Milo Yiannopoulos has frequently come under fire for his controversial, far-right views, but this time his resurfaced comments appearing to condone pedophilia have cost him a book deal, a speaking engagement and now, even his job at Breibart News.

Yiannopoulos resigned from Breitbart on Tuesday amid widespread backlash over his pedophilia comments. “Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved,” he said in a statement, adding, “I would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues’ important reporting, so today I am resigning from Breitbart, effective immediately.”

His resignation follows the »

- Stephanie Petit and Diana Pearl

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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Kevin O’Connell (‘Hacksaw Ridge’)

21 February 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Kevin O’Connell (Courtesy: Getty Images)

By: Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

“I’ve never been more appreciative, humbled and just overall excited about the fact that I’ve been nominated,” says Hacksaw Ridge sound mixer Kevin O’Connell of his 21st Oscar nomination — which he shares with Peter Grace, Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright — as we sit down at The Hollywood Reporter to record an episode of THR‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. “I don’t want to say I took it for granted in the past, but I certainly don’t take it for granted anymore.”

O’Connell, 59, has worked in Hollywood for nearly 40 years, and is one of the most respected practitioners of his craft. But he is best known for a dubious distinction: in Oscar history, no person has accumulated more nominations without ever winning. His noms span 33 years, from 1983’s Terms of Endearment through Mel Gibson‘s 2016 war film, »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Matt Damon vs. Ben Affleck: Film Critics Are Forced to Pick a Favorite — IndieWire Critics Survey

21 February 2017 10:15 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

From “School Ties” to “Live By Night” and this weekend’s “The Great Wall,” Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have each — for better and worse — left a considerable and ever-increasing footprint in the cultural landscape. But while the world is wide enough for both of them, our hearts are not. And so, we forced our panel of critics to choose: Ben Affleck or Matt Damon?

There can be only one.

Charles Bramesco (@intothecrevasse), Freelance with Rolling Stone, Vulture, Vox

This is a toughie. In terms of looks, both Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s faces remind me of between forty and fifty of my least-favorite classmates during »

- David Ehrlich

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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Damien Chazelle (‘La La Land’)

20 February 2017 4:00 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Damien Chazelle (Courtesy: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AFI)

By: Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

“People want something that’s different than everything else that’s out there,” says Damien Chazelle, the writer and director of the massively acclaimed original musical La La Land, as we sit down at The Hollywood Reporter to record an episode of the ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast and try to get to the root of the phenomenal success of the film. Indeed, Chazelle’s bold third feature is beloved by critics (it has a 93% favorable rating on RottenTomatoes.com), audiences (it has grossed more than $340 million worldwide) and Academy members (it has been nominated for a record-tying 14 Oscars). The 32-year-old himself is Oscar-nominated for best director and best original screenplay, and if he wins the former, as is widely expected, he will break an 85-year-old record and become the category’s youngest winner ever.

“It was »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Crashing

19 February 2017 9:37 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: HBOEpisodes: Ongoing (half-hour)Seasons: OngoingTV show dates: February 19, 2017 — presentSeries status: Has not been cancelledPerformers include: Pete Holmes, Lauren Lapkus, and George Basil, Dave Attell, Hannibal Burress, Artie Lange, T.J. Miller, Jim Norton, Rachael Ray, and Sarah Silverman.TV show description:This half-hour comedy series follows Pete (Pete Holmes), a sheltered suburbanite who married his childhood sweetheart and dreams of being a successful stand-up comic. When Pete discovers his wife Jessica (Lauren Lapkus) is cheating on him, his world devolves into chaos.Armed with little more than naivete, Pete plunges into the deep end of the tough, competitive New York comedy scene.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Barry Jenkins (‘Moonlight’)

19 February 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Barry Jenkins (Courtesy: Getty Images)

By: Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

“I have this fundamental block — maybe I’ll always have it, maybe I’ll get past it — but I am essentially Chiron, I grew up like this kid and there are just certain ceilings that I never can imagine myself breaking through,” says Barry Jenkins, the writer and director of Moonlight, as we sit down in his downtown Los Angeles apartment to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. “When they happen,” the 37-year-old continues, “they genuinely are an extreme surprise. And for whatever reason, I can’t get through this block that Chiron does not grow up and make a film that gets eight Academy Award nominations.” He then pauses, smiles and quietly adds, “But I guess he does.”

Jenkins, for his work on the acclaimed drama about a young man growing up black »

- Carson Blackwelder

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‘Kenan and Kel’ Flashback: Check Out These Vintage Black History Month Promos

19 February 2017 11:52 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If suggestions that Donald Trump and most others in his administration don’t know who Frederick Douglass was aren’t your preferred way of celebrating Black History Month, Nickelodeon might have something to your liking. Courtesy of the Splat — a programming block that features reruns of such Nick classics as “Doug,” “Rugrats” and “Hey Arnold!” — the network has uploaded several Bhm promos that first aired on “Kenan and Kel” way back when.

Read More: ‘Moonlight’: How Editor Joi McMillon Made Oscar History as the First African American-Female Nominee

One finds the orange soda–loving Kel Mitchell alongside Kenan Thompson (now familiar from his years-long tenure on “Saturday Night Live”) as they discuss Lewis Latimer, who made lightbulb filaments more affordable. Another entrant in the Black Innovators Hall of Fame is Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space (Kel thought it was Uhura from “Star Trek,” because of course »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Kenan and Kel’ Flashback: Check Out These Vintage Black History Month Promos

19 February 2017 11:52 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If suggestions that Donald Trump and most others in his administration don’t know who Frederick Douglass was aren’t your preferred way of celebrating Black History Month, Nickelodeon might have something to your liking. Courtesy of the Splat — a programming block that features reruns of such Nick classics as “Doug,” “Rugrats” and “Hey Arnold!” — the network has uploaded several Bhm promos that first aired on “Kenan and Kel” way back when.

Read More: ‘Moonlight’: How Editor Joi McMillon Made Oscar History as the First African American-Female Nominee

One finds the orange soda–loving Kel Mitchell alongside Kenan Thompson (now familiar from his years-long tenure on “Saturday Night Live”) as they discuss Lewis Latimer, who made lightbulb filaments more affordable. Another entrant in the Black Innovators Hall of Fame is Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space (Kel thought it was Uhura from “Star Trek,” because of course »

- Michael Nordine

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Crashing Season 1 Review

18 February 2017 12:18 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Six episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

Pete Holmes, who I find to be absolutely hilarious, with the help of Judd Apatow, looks to have finally broken through middling celebrity with his HBO comedy series Crashing. This is the second collaboration for the broadcasting company and the aforementioned Holmes, preceded by the stand-up comedy special Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds. Premised around a behind-the-scenes look at the dicey world of stand-up comedy, and drawing from some of Holmes’ personal experiences, Crashing does anything but collapse, supplying ample hilarity and likeable characters the whole way through.

Aspiring stand-up comic Pete (Holmes) is thrust into the cutthroat New York comedy scene after discovering his wife Jessica (Lauren Lapkus) has been cheating on him for some time. Unemployed and financially depleted, he luckily crosses paths with and befriends Artie Lange, who, upon getting Pete’s car impounded, lends him a couch to crash on and industry insight. »

- Joseph Falcone

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Inside 'Crashing': How Pete Holmes Survived Comedy and Lived to Tell About It

17 February 2017 9:22 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"Should I say, 'Fuck Philly?'"

It's backstage on the New York leg of Pete Homles’ stand-up tour to help promote his new HBO series Crashing, and he's testing a stray thought before stepping onstage. The green room is full of bodies – including Holmes' manager, his fianceé, the show's executive producer (and tour mate) Judd Apatow and several more HBO staffers – and there's a general murmur of assent. "They love that here," someone says, and the comedian nods. Their recent Philadelphia stop reportedly had a rowdy, disruptive crowd, and as Holmes explains later, »

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