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Paul Rudd, John Oliver, Louis C.K. Go All Out for ‘Night of Too Many Stars’ Fundraiser

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

It takes a commitment to pull off a star-packed comedy benefit show that has raised $18 million and counting for autism-related education and support programs since 2003.

Nowhere was that commitment more vividly displayed than with Paul Rudd’s performance Saturday at Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars” taping, emceed by Jon Stewart at New York’s Beacon Theater.

Simply put, Rudd bared his soul and other bodily cavities for the sake of the cause, namely raising money for the New York Collaborates for Autism org. Using a “Wheel of Fortune”-style spinning wheel dubbed “Wheel of Rudd,” the actor invited audience members to spin for the chance to do something to him.

One gave him a slap, one landed on “Travolta face-touching,” a reference to last Sunday’s Oscar telecast, and one landed on “baby bird,” which involved an audience member chewing up a few bites of a Zabar »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Jack Davenport To Co-Star In HBO’s Sarah Silverman Pilot; Kerri Kenney Also Cast

26 February 2015 5:56 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Smash alum Jack Davenport is set as the male lead opposite Sarah Silverman in HBO’s untitled comedy pilot written by Secret Diary Of A Call Girl creator Lucy Prebble, Also cast in the pilot, directed by Charlie McDowell, are Kerri Kenney (Reno 911!) and Mark Cohen. The project is described as a comic look at Jude (Silverman), a pathologically honest woman having a modern midlife crisis. Davenport, repped by Gersh, Sanders.Armstrong.Caserta Management and the UK’s… »

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Ten candidates to host the 88th Academy Awards

26 February 2015 8:38 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

As always seems to be the case immediately after the Oscars, a lot of chatter has turned to who should be the next host of the show following Neil Patrick Harris’ turn on Sunday. Honestly, the Academy Awards doesn’t actually need a host, but since they’re committed to the idea, it makes sense to really shoot for the moon next time out. I’ve never disliked any of the hosts (yes, I even found James Franco and Anne Hathaway to be fine), but I’ve also never really been over the moon for any of them. As such, I didn’t have to think too much in order to find a bunch of worthy names that I wish the Academy would consider. Below you’ll see ten of them, but trust me…there are plenty more than just these men and women. Here are the ten individuals that »

- Joey Magidson

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Who Has Been on ‘Saturday Night Live’ the Longest?

25 February 2015 5:47 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Last week NBC struck it rich in the ratings when it aired a three-hour special devoted to the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live. The late night sketch comedy show debuted on October 11, 1975 and starred Gilda Radner, Dan Akroyd, and Chevy Chase. Over the course of 40 seasons, there have been a total of 141 cast members. Some of those fan favorites include Phil Hartman, Adam Sandler, and Amy Poehler. There were even a few stars you may not have known appeared on the series because they wore out their welcome in such a short amount of time. Both Ben Stiller and Sarah Silverman did not survive a full season, while Laurie Metcalf never appeared on a sketch that made it to the live broadcast. Due to the writer’s strike, she was let go after that one episode. On the flip side, there have been many stars who…

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- Tim Gerstenberger

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Community’s Rob Schrab To Direct The Lego Movie Sequel

25 February 2015 1:19 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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While Chris Lord and Phil Miller are staying on to produce and co-write the second Lego movie, they won’t be directing the film. This honour, and an inevitable, at least semi-apologetic Oscar, is going to Rob Schrab.

Schrab’s best known work is on Community, The Sarah Silverman Program and The Mindy Project. Just last year he made a short called Cops Cum Dicks and Flying, again with Silverman and also Seth Rogen, and which you can see at the bottom of this post. But not if you’re at work. It would get you some funny looks, maybe even a fresh P45.

Schrab is a funny guy, and Lego seems like the perfect project for him to take on as his feature debut. It’s got that anything-goes, irreverent sensibility that allows wickedly inventive and zippy directors do excellent work.

There are several Lego Movies coming. »

- Brendon Connelly

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The Lego Movie 2 Gets A Title And Director

25 February 2015 1:14 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The follow-up to the insanely popular The Lego Movie is expected to hit our screen in 2018, and while original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller won't be at the helm second time, their presence will still be felt as they are handling scripting duties on the sequel, which has been confirmed as being called The Lego Movie Sequel. Warner Bros. have also announced first time feature director Rob Schrab will be taking control of Emmett and his colourful brick world. Well known as the creator of the cult comic book Scud: The Disposable Assassin, Schrab has also worked as director on t.v. shows such as Community, The Mindy Project, and The Sarah Silverman Program, and wrote animated movie Monster House. He has a background very similar to Lord and Miller, which should make him a good fit for the project and the pairs humour. We have two more Lego »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Rob Schrab is Set to Direct The Lego Movie Sequel

24 February 2015 8:55 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Everything is Still Awesome!

Director Rob Schrab (TV’s “Community,” “The Mindy Project”) will mark his feature directorial debut overseeing construction on The Lego Movie Sequel, the eagerly awaited follow-up to the worldwide sensation “The Lego Movie.” The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who wrote and directed The Lego Movie, are writing the new feature based on a story by Lord, Miller, Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan. In addition, Lord and Miller will serve as producers, alongside returning producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee.

Silverman stated, “‘The Lego Movie’ captivated critics and audiences on a global scale with its irresistible blend of humor, imagination and fun. Warner Bros. is excited to build our relationship with The Lego Group with this new adventure, and we join them in welcoming the multi-talented Rob Schrab to »

- Michelle McCue

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Rob Schrab directing Lego Movie 2, Lord and Miller staying on to write

24 February 2015 4:22 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Community's Rob Schrab will direct the Lego Movie sequel.

Warner Bros Pictures has announced that the original movie's filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are stepping back from directing duties, but will still write the screenplay and produce.

The Lego Movie 2 set four years after first film

Schrab has an extensive television directing background, most notably working on Community, Parks and Recreation, The Mindy Project and The Sarah Silverman Programme.

The writer-director also created the cult comic Scud: The Disposable Assassin, and wrote the animated film Monster House with Community creator Dan Harmon and Pamela Pettler.

Lord and Miller announced Schrab's hiring: "We are so excited to collaborate with Rob. He is a comedy genius, a visual savant, and we have been stalking him for years.

"No-one works harder than Rob, and his aesthetic, combined with his sense of humour, bring a strong, unique, thoughtful, and passionately nerdy voice to this project. »

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'Lego Movie 2' Lands 'Community' Director Rob Schrab

24 February 2015 4:06 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Rob Schrab (TV's Community, The Mindy Project) will mark his feature directorial debut overseeing construction on The Lego Movie Sequel, the eagerly awaited follow-up to the worldwide sensation The Lego Movie. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who wrote and directed The Lego Movie, are writing the new feature based on a story by Lord, Miller, Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan. In addition, Lord and Miller will serve as producers, alongside returning producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee. Here's what Greg Silverman had to say in a statement.

"The Lego Movie captivated critics and audiences on a global scale with its irresistible blend of humor, imagination and fun. Warner Bros. is excited to build our relationship with The Lego Group with this new adventure, and we join them in welcoming the multi-talented »

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'Lego Movie 2' Lands 'Community' Director Rob Schrab

24 February 2015 4:06 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Rob Schrab (TV's Community, The Mindy Project) will mark his feature directorial debut overseeing construction on The Lego Movie Sequel, the eagerly awaited follow-up to the worldwide sensation The Lego Movie. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who wrote and directed The Lego Movie, are writing the new feature based on a story by Lord, Miller, Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan. In addition, Lord and Miller will serve as producers, alongside returning producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee. Here's what Greg Silverman had to say in a statement.

"The Lego Movie captivated critics and audiences on a global scale with its irresistible blend of humor, imagination and fun. Warner Bros. is excited to build our relationship with The Lego Group with this new adventure, and we join them in welcoming the multi-talented »

- MovieWeb

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Rob Schrab Directing The Lego Movie Sequel

24 February 2015 3:25 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Lego Movie overlords Chris Miller and Phil Lord told us in January that they wouldn’t be returning to the director’s double decker couch for the sequel, and now we know who will be making himself at home: Community’s Rob Schrab. Schrab, a man who has forged a successful writing and directing career on TV with the likes of the college comedy plus Workaholics, The Mindy Project, Parks And Recreation and The Sarah Silverman Program, hasn’t called the shots on a film before, but that might be why Lord and Miller – who are acting as co-writers and producers this time – chose him, because he’s an imaginative voice with a proven directing career. “There’s a challenge to make each one feel like its own thing,” Miller told us last month. “Part of the fun is finding people like Charlie [Bean], who’s doing the Ninjago movie, and »

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Gail Berman Expands Movie Operations with Rory Koslow

24 February 2015 1:28 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gail Berman’s production company the Jackal Group is ramping up feature film operations by hiring Rory Koslow as senior VP of film development.

Variety reported Feb. 9 that Jackal had signed a first-look feature film deal with Fox 2000. Koslow will oversee the development of all films.

Koslow previously served as senior VP of production at Kevin McCormick’s Langley Park Pictures, overseeing “Gangster Squad,” “The Lucky One” and the “Arthur” remake along with the London stage musical of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” directed by Sam Mendes. He is also producing the upcoming feature film “Ashby,” starring Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff, Emma Roberts and Sarah Silverman.

The Jackal Group has several feature film projects already in development, including Jesse Owens biopic “The Runner,” set at Disney, with Netter Films’ Gil Netter also producing and Antoine Fuqua attached to direct; an untitled feature for Warner Bros. based on the life of Elvis Presley, »

- Dave McNary

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The Lego Movie sequel lands TV director Rob Schrab

24 February 2015 10:53 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Established TV director Rob Schrab is about to build his resume in such an awesome way adding the sequel to The Lego Movie. He will join returning producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee as well as the original movies directing team Phil Lord and Chris Miller who wrote the sequel but decided to take the backseat with this one. Schrab is known for directing a lot of great TV including The Sarah Silverman Program, Children’s Hospital, and Community. The running theme being that he knows how to »

- Graham McMorrow

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Weekend Rock Question: Who's the Best 'SNL' Cast Member of All Time?

20 February 2015 2:46 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary is still technically eight months away, but that didn't stop them from throwing an enormous television reunion event on Sunday night that attracted over 23.1 million viewers. It was NBC's highest rated non-Super Bowl broadcast since the Will & Grace finale in 2006. In the build-up to the event, we posted our exhaustive ranking of all 141 cast members.

Now we have a question: Who do you think is the greatest cast member in the history of Saturday Night Live? Feel free to vote for a 1970s icon »

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Why You Definitely Know Harris Wittels If You Love TV Comedy

20 February 2015 12:48 PM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

There was sad news this week when actor, writer, and producer Harris Wittels was found dead, a victim of an apparent drug overdose. While Wittels's name might not jump out at you initially - his role in Hollywood was mostly behind the scenes - you are probably familiar with a lot of his work. Here's how you knew him. Source: NBC He Was a Parks and Recreation Producer Wittels was a producer and writer on Parks and Recreation since the second season of the series, which is made more bittersweet by the fact that the show is ending for good next week. Clearly Wittels was more than just a colleague on the NBC comedy; star Amy Poehler happened to be at an event this week, and she made a statement about Wittels's death, sharing that she "lost a friend." Of course, Wittels also made the occasional appearance on Parks and Recreation, »

- Shannon-Vestal

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Amy Poehler's Emotional Tribute to 'Parks and Recreation' Producer Harris Wittels: 'I Lost a Friend'

20 February 2015 12:23 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler was in no mood for jokes on Thursday when she was honored at unite4:good's second annual unite4:humanity event.

Instead, the actress remembered her friend and colleague, 30-year-old Parks and Rec producer Harris Wittels, in a touching speech just hours after learning of his death.

News: Parks and Recreation Producer Dies of Apparent Overdose

"Today, I lost a friend," Poehler said. "I lost a dear young man in my life, who was struggling with addiction and who died. Just a few hours before we came, [Dr. Jane Aronson] and I sat and talked about it. I'm sharing it with you because life and death live so close together and we walk that fine line every day. At the end of the day when things happen in our lives we turn to the people that we love and we look to our family and our community for support and we lean on people in a hope »

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Harris Wittels: comedians remember Parks and Recreation producer

20 February 2015 9:39 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Comics and colleagues including Sarah Silverman and Amy Poehler pay tribute to the 30-year-old who coined the term ‘humblebrag’

On Thursday, comedian, writer and Parks and Recreation co-executive producer Harris Wittels died in Los Angeles. According to a Los Angeles police department spokesperson, the 30-year-old was found in his home by his assistant. The cause of death will not be confirmed until the coroner’s investigation is completed.

The loss of Wittels, one of the smartest and most talented young voices in comedy, is huge and heartbreaking. In addition to Parks and Recreation (which he joined as a writer in the show’s second season, and began co-executive producing later on), he worked on Eastbound and Down, The Sarah Silverman Project and Secret Girlfriend, and had long established himself as a comic force onstage. He was also scheduled to perform with his “piano weird pop” trio, Don’t Stop or We’ll Die, »

- Anne T Donahue

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Amy Poehler Pays Tribute to Parks and Rec Producer Following His Death

20 February 2015 8:35 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

After a possible overdose, Parks and Recreation co-executive-producer Harris Wittels was found dead on Thursday, and Amy Poehler paid tribute to him at the Unite4:Humanity event in La later that night. While accepting her award, Amy said, "So, here's my daily life - today, I lost a friend. I lost a dear, young man in my life who was struggling with addiction and died, just a few hours before we came." She continued, "Jane [Aronson] and I sat and talked about it. I'm sharing it with you because life and death live so close together and we walk that fine line every day, and at the end of the day, when things happen in our lives, we turn to people that we love, and we look to our family and our community for support, and we lean on people in a hope that they will ease our pain." Before Parks and Recreation, »

- Laura-Marie-Meyers

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Parks and Recreation Co-Executive Producer Harris Wittels Dies: Amy Poehler and More Pay Tribute

20 February 2015 7:05 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Brightcove "4070812215001"] Following a possible overdose, Harris Wittels was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Thursday night, reports Entertainment Weekly. He was 30. At the Unite4:Humanity event in Beverly Hills on Thursday, Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler paid homage to Wittels during her acceptance of the unity award: "So, here's my daily life - today, I lost a friend. I lost a dear, young man in my life who was struggling with addiction and died. Just a few hours before we came," she said. "Jane [Aronson] and I sat and talked about it. I'm sharing it with you because life »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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Parks and Recreation Co-Executive Producer Harris Wittels Dies: Amy Poehler and More Pay Tribute

20 February 2015 7:05 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Following a possible overdose, Harris Wittels was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Thursday night, reports Entertainment Weekly. He was 30. At the Unite4:Humanity event in Beverly Hills on Thursday, Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler paid homage to Wittels during her acceptance of the unity award: "So, here's my daily life - today, I lost a friend. I lost a dear, young man in my life who was struggling with addiction and died. Just a few hours before we came," she said. "Jane [Aronson] and I sat and talked about it. I'm sharing it with you because life »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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