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6 items from 2012

5 Things That Need To Happen in the 'Spider-Man' Sequel

5 July 2012 12:00 PM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

The numbers are in and "The Amazing Spider-Man" is a hit.

(Note, I am writing this about a week before "The Amazing Spider-Man" opens but, call me crazy, I'm pretty sure I'm making a correct assumption here.)

Now that Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have thwipped their way into our hearts, what's next for Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy, New York City and that dude who stood in the shadows and said menacing things to Dr. Curt Connors?

Only time will tell, but, just in case the film's chief producers are reading (oh, who'm I kidding, they get a text every time I blow my nose) I've got five basic suggestions for the "Amazing Spider-Man" sequel.


Musical Director's Chairs

The fact that "The Amazing Spider-Man's" director Marc Webb hasn't said, "Yes, absolutely, I'm 100% on board for the sequel" means the dude isn't doing the sequel. I don't have any inside information on this, »

- Jordan Hoffman

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'The Brady Bunch's' Barry Williams keeps 'the good old days' alive in Branson

24 May 2012 3:32 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Here's the story of a former "Brady" who's still living the legacy of his classic sitcom ... and still loving it.

Barry Williams, alias eldest son Greg on "The Brady Bunch," is showcasing his memories of the 1969-74 ABC series in a show he now performs regularly at comic Yakov Smirnoff's theater in Branson, Mo. He also folds in elements of his past work in touring companies of such musicals as "The Sound of Music" and "Grease," but a sizable chunk of the production relates directly to what's titled "Lunch with the Brady Bunch."

"I tried it out last year and the response was very good," Williams tells Zap2it, "so I have built it up and started my first full season, and we're running Thursdays through Saturdays. It is exactly what the title implies; it's a musical-variety show, and the audience has lunch with the 'Brady Bunch' kids circa »


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'30 Rock' - 'Queen of Jordan 2': Rude!

4 May 2012 4:54 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of last night's "30 Rock" coming up just as soon as I pick up Yakov Smirnoff from the airport... Last week, "30 Rock" revisited a gimmick from last season I hadn't enjoyed and made me much happier with it. Last night, "30 Rock" revisited a gimmick from last season I had mixed feelings about at best and improved certain things about it while still making me wish they weren't doing it. On the plus side, this felt more like what an episode of "Queen of Jordan" might feature than the first go-around, which devoted too much time to subplots »

- Alan Sepinwall

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The 25 Most Random Celebrities At The Same Party Ever

29 February 2012 12:06 PM, PST | BestWeekEver | See recent BestWeekEver news »

Norby Walters is not necessarily someone I would want to be friends with. For starters, he’s a sports agent. Despite my raging “Plantar fasciitis,” I am no athlete. Back in 1988, Norby was convicted of fraud and racketeering after he signed college players to professional sports teams before it was legally allowed. Despite my penchant for Scorcese crime flicks and a dude I once made out with who just got out of Rikers, I don’t often associate with criminals. He also kind of looks like my cousin Edith who passed away years ago. I loved Edith but there’s only room for one in my heart. And yet, taking allll of these things into consideration, my mind is made up: I want to be friends with Norby Walters. Why, you ask? Simple. Judging by the characters who attended his 22nd Annual Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Party, he »

- Michelle Collins

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13 People You Can’t Believe Won A Grammy

10 February 2012 1:34 PM, PST | BestWeekEver | See recent BestWeekEver news »

With the 2012 Grammy Awards upon us and everyone already thrilled for the big Beach Boys / Foster The People / Maroon 5 reunion (finally!), let’s take a second to remind ourselves of something we all already know and complain about every year: The Grammys are, without a doubt, the weirdest and most arbitrary awards show in the entire entertainment world. To re-prove this time-tested theory, we’ve scoured Grammy’s checkered past and compiled some of its most bizarre winners in a desperate search of some meaning for this odd gramophonic statue. From the awesomely-random to the just flat-out terrible, here’s a list of 13 People You Can’t Believe Won A Grammy: 1. Zach Braff Without rehashing the internet’s eminent disdain for Garden State, let’s just take a moment to acknowledge that an actual physical golden gramophone was given to Zach Braff for being the “compilation producer” of the »

- Dan Hopper

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Gay Girl’s Goggles: "Pan Am" SnapCap (1.11) – I kissed a stewardess and I liked it

16 January 2012 11:29 AM, PST | | See recent news »

I think I've finally decided what makes me so bonkers about Pan Am. You know that episode of Friends when Rachel accidentally puts beef in the traditional English trifle and no one can eat, especially Ross because he thinks it tastes like feet? And Joey's over there chomping down like it's the greatest thing he's ever put in his mouth, all, "What’s not to like? Custard? Good. Jam? Good. Meat? Gooooood." Pan Am is just like that, all these potentially delicious ingredients, but the way the writers are mixing them together just isn't working for me.

Like "Diplomatic Relations." In a single episode we've got a story about: the political tensions of Pan Am's inaugural Cold War flight to Moscow (good!); a covert CIA operative working her first mission in the Soviet Union (good!); two flight attendants, one of them a former CIA agent, getting arrested and nearly »

- Heather Hogan

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