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On August 26, Video Services Corp. (Vsc) will release on DVD the complete fourth season of Broadway Video and IFC's hit original comedy series Portlandia. Created, written by and starring Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers) and Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney vocalist/guitarist), the Emmy-nominated and Peabody award-winning series returns with a new season of character-driven sketches taking place in the affable and absurd land of Portlandia. This 2-disc DVD set contains all 10 episodes and will be available for an Srp of $19.98.
Among the Armisen and Brownstein characters returning for the latest installment of this surreal yet affectionate portrait of Portland, Oregon are Dave and Kath, two of the town's most uptight residents who decide to give relaxing a try; Spyke and his girlfriend, Iris, who struggle through a hard time at a bad Thai restaurant; and Nina and Lance, who recover from the trauma of a deceased pet. »
Episodes: 10 (half-hour)
TV show dates: January 13, 2014 -- March 31, 2014
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
This animated comedy series revolves around Chozen (Bobby Moynihan), a gay white rapper who's fresh out of prison. Armed with a new message, he's on a quest for redemption -- and to claim his rightful position as the world's top rap artist.
His music and lyrics take aim at the stereotypes of machismo and misogyny that is synonymous with rap music. And his new world view has been shaped by his time in prison.
Episode #10 -- "The Battle of Broken Spear"
At the summer's »
A certain rapper has had his career cut short. FX has cancelled Chozen after one season of 10 episodes.
This animated comedy follows Chozen, a gay white rapper who're recently been released from prison. He's now got a new message and is on a quest for redemption, to claim his rightful position as the world's top rap artist. Chozen stars Bobby Moynihan as the voice of the title character. Others in the Chozen cast include Hannibal Buress, Michael Peña, Nick Swardson, Kathryn Hahn, and Method Man.
The series debuted in January to 946,000 viewers with a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Viewership dropped about 30% in week two and got worse for subsequent episodes. The season finale on March 31st hit a new low with 451,000 viewers and a 0.3 demo rating.
Though the cable channel is still committed to putting »
Fact: Nick Swardson is a Huuuge Minnesota Vikings fan. Fact: He Reaally wanted the Vikes to draft Johnny Manziel on Thursday night. Fact: When the Vikes passed on Johnny with the 9th pick, Nick was Sooo Mad!!!!!Fact: You will laugh when you watch this clip. If you're a fan of the Raiders, Texans, Cowboys, Jaguars or Rams ... you probably felt the same way.8:41 Am Pt -- We got Nick out last night!!! And »
- TMZ Staff
In A Haunted House 2, writer and star Marlon Wayans has an extended sex montage with a doll similar to the one in The Conjuring. He thrusts spastically, performing all manner of sex acts and positions on the doll, showing off to the audiences the variety of moves he likes using while having sex with dolls in a sequence that goes on and on for several minutes. If you saw the first A Haunted House from last year, you may recall Wayans performed an identical scene with a stuffed teddy bear. It’s funnier with the doll. Part one opened with an unfunny gag about Wayans’s dog being hit by a car and killed. Part two begins with his new dog crushed by a safe, which is a little more amusing. And so on, but I don’t want to give Wayans too much credit just for recycling stupidity slightly better. »
- Tom Stockman
Yesterday, Ed told you that This Week with George Stephanopoulos hired anti-gay pundit Laura Ingraham. Salon‘s Alex Pareene says that’s just the latest step in a rightward lurch for the Sunday morning talk show, one that involves hiring conservative pundits who make for terrible television. But, really, if you want to watch a Sunday morning talk show, you should be watching Up with Steve Kornacki. Under Kornacki, Up is a lot more political, and Kornacki has turned out to be incredibly skilled at asking the tough questions that cut to the truth of the matter.
It’s finally happening. EW says that NBC has scheduled The Maya Rudolph Show for May 19. The variety special will feature appearances by Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, Craig Robinson and Chris Parnell with a performance by Jannell Monae. The variety show is a genre that has struggled on TV (oh, »
- Lyle Masaki
Sometimes when gay guys hate themselves, they start listening to Nickelback and pretend to be interested in sports. Other times, gay guys listen to Nickelback and watch sports stuff because they actually like doing those things. As a fellow gay person, I'm still trying to figure out which type I prefer. In any event, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme (who is slowly morphing into David Lynch, in case you hadn't noticed) plays on this phenomenon in a new "Portlandia" sketch that sees him embodying possibly the most disappointing gay relative/friend of all time. Coming in with a solid assist is Nick Swardson, who demonstrates his comedic range by playing what amounts to the polar opposite of his roller-skating "Reno 911" character Terry Bernadino. The generic douche-rawk soundtrack is a perfect added touch. Follow Riot on Twitter »
- Chris Eggertsen
Nerdist Industries announced today it has hired Adam Rymer as President and Jack Herrguth as Head of Development, a move that signals the company’s building out of its pop culture platform. In his new role, Rymer will be responsible for leading Nerdistʼs efforts in expanding across multiple platforms, setting company priorities and driving revenue growth. In the newly-created head of development post, Comedy Central and CBS vet Herrguth will be responsible for developing and producing content for film, television and digital media. Nerdist Industries also announced the appointment of Chris Michael as Director of Audience Development and the promotion of Brian Walton to Editor in Chief, Nerdist.com. Digital media strategist Michael comes to Nerdist most recently from YouTube McN Fullscreen where he worked with independent creators and brands to grow their audiences online. Rymer comes to Nerdist from Lava Bear Films, where he was COO/CFO and executive »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
With all the hoopla about the big Sunday night movie award show, many of you might not have gotten the list of the big winners from Saturday night’s big movie awards show. I’m talking about the 34th Annual Razzie Awards. They were started in 1980 by John Wilson to celebrate the movie year’s worst achievements. The hour-long ceremony was held this past Saturday evening down the street from the site of Sunday’s big show. Without further ado, here’s the nominees and winners for the 2013 film year:
Worst Remake, Rip-off, Or Sequel:
- Jim Batts
Awards season comes to a head tonight as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the winners of the Academy Awards, and - as is traditional - yesterday saw the very worst of cinematic achievement celebrated with the 34th annual Golden Raspberry Awards.
While Adam Sandler dominated the nominations (as usual) with Grown Ups 2, the Razzie favourite went away empty handed for a change as the ensemble comedy Movie 43 and M. Night Shyamalan sci-fi After Earth picked up three gongs apiece, with Movie 43 claiming Worst Picture, Worst Director(s) and Worst Screenplay and Jaden Smith and Will Smith named Worst Actor, Worst Supporting Actor and Worst Screen Combo.
Check out the full list of nominees here, with the "winners" highlighted in red....
Tyler Perry, »
- Gary Collinson
Dawson's got game (at least, most of the time) .... 'cause TMZ Sports has video of James Van Der Beek ballin' in an entertainment basketball league -- hittin' 3s and airballs in the same game. James is a member of the "Dallas" squad in the E-League at Equinox gym in L.A. -- along with his famous teammates Brandon Routh, Josh Hutcherson, James Lafferty and Nick Swardson. And that's not all ... some of the stars from other teams include Michael B. »
- TMZ Staff
The results are in, the envelopes have been opened, and the "winners" of the 34th Razzie Awards have been unveiled in ceremonies held at Hollywood's coolest new venue - just down the street from Sunday night's Oscars - IgnitedSpaces. The hour long show handed out at least one statuette to four of the five Worst Picture nominees, but Adam Sandler and his unfunny follow up Grown Ups 2 went home empty-handed.
Taking three of the top awards was the star-studded, snicker-free sketch comedy Movie 43, which "won" for Worst Screenplay (written by at least 19 people), Worst Director ("credited" to 13 people), and Worst Picture. Tying with 43, and also "winning" 3 gold spray-painted trophies, was the Will Smith and Jaden Smith sci-fi fiasco After Earth. Dad Will Smith took Worst Supporting Actor, son Jaden Smith was named Worst Lead Actor, and the combination of father & son, described in the ceremony as being "stranded »
Right before the Academy Awards announces its winners, the 34th Annual Razzie Awards has unveiled the list of its own winners for the worst achievement in film for 2013. Taking the prize for the Worst Picture of the year is "Movie 43," beating out such films as "After Earth," "Grown Ups 2," "The Lone Ranger" and "A Madea Christmas." The movie also won for Worst Director and Worst Screenplay. The theme of this year's Razzies focused on the Smith family, with Jaden Smith winning Worst Actor and Will Smith winning for Worst Supporting Actor for "After Earth." The father-son team also won in the Worst Screen Combo category. The only good news is that Adam Sandler and his "Grown Ups 2" went some how ignored, despite dominating the awards show for two straight years. Check out the full list of nominees and winners (in red) below. Worst Picture: * Movie 43 * After Earth »
Glamour! Elegance! The sweet smell of self-congratulation! None will be present at the 34th annual Razzie Awards, a proudly low-budget event dedicated to dishonoring the previous year’s worst movies. (Actually, make that “no-budget”; have you seen the Razzies’ website? It looks like a Geocities page from 1996.)
There are several strong contenders in this year’s Razzies race, from father-and-son team Will and Jaden Smith to perennial “winner” Adam Sandler and Golden Raspberry Award Foundation favorite Sylvester Stallone, who snagged a record-breaking 31st nomination for his work in three 2013 films. (Note: It is not hard to become a member of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation. »
- Hillary Busis
B.J. Novak, best known for playing Ryan Howard on "The Office," did a Reddit Ama on Wednesday (Feb. 5). While funny as usual, Novak had an impressive amount of trivia about "The Office" to share with fans, along with touting his first effort as an author, the short-story collection "One More Thing."
You can read the entire, lengthy Ama on Reddit, or you can check out some of the best answers here.
Random 'Office' trivia
We have a "Ryan Howard" in my office - he's a freelancer with a similar personality to Ryan and who has a bizarre resemblance to you. Since senior management refuses to get rid of the guy, despite incredibly sub-par work, we're forced to deal with his absolutely asinine personality. Do you have any suggestions for dealing with him?
Turn a camera on him and surround him with more talented people conveying more likeable and entertaining and occasionally romantic storylines. »
From writer/director Michael Rosenbaum, Back in the Day is a raunchy comedy with heart that tells the story of Jim Owens (Rosenbaum), an aspiring actor in Hollywood who decides to go back home to Indiana for his high school reunion. Reliving the glory days with his now-married friends, he encounters an old flame (Morena Baccarin) and wonders what could have been, had he chosen a different path in life. At the film’s press day, actor/comedian Nick Swardson (who plays town local Ron Freeman) spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how he got involved with this film, how much his character evolved, what he looks for in a script, and what it was like to work with Michael Rosenbaum, as a director. He also talked about his work on FX’s animated series Chozen, just how crazy the hard-r stop-motion animated film Hell & Back will be, »
- Christina Radish
FX's new show Chozen premiered on FX last week and introduced the world to a whole new type of rapper. The cast, including Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Burress, Michael Pena, Nick Swardson and Method Man, as well as creator and executive producer Grant Dekernion, and executive producers Tom Brady and Danny McBride were on hand at last week's Television Critics Association press tour for a panel about the show.
The 2014 Razzie Award Nominations have been released. These awards celebrate the worst movies that have been made over the year. The main film nominated this year include After Earth, The Lone Ranger, Grown Ups 2, Movie 43 and A Madea Christmas. I agree with most of the films on the list except The Lone Ranger. Yeah it wasn't the best most, and it was a box office disaster, but it certainly wasn't one of the worst movies of the year. Other bad movies that didn't make the nomination list include Paranoia, R.I.P.D., The Canyons, and A Good Day to Die Hard.
Below you'll find the full press release with the list of nominations. Are there any other movies you think should be on on it?
One year shy of their 35th anniversary, Tinsel Town’s Tackiest Trophy Derby continues to call on Hollywood’s A-Listers to “Own Their Bad. »
- Joey Paur
The 34th Annual Razzie Awards have announced the nominees for the worst achievement in film for 2013, with Adam Sandler's "Grown Ups 2" earning a total of eight nominations. Sandler ends up on the list almost every year. Last year, he received eight nominations for "That's My Boy." Before that, he received nominations in both male and female categories for "Jack and Jill," an accomplishment usually reserved for Tyler Perry. Check out the full list of nominees below, and stay tuned for the awards show, which will take place on Saturday, March 1st, the day before the Oscars. Worst Picture: * After Earth * Grown Ups 2 * The Lone Ranger * A Madea Christmas * Movie 43 Worst Actor: * Johnny Depp (The Lone Ranger) * Ashton Kutcher (Jobs) * Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2) * Jaden Smith (After Earth) * Sylvester Stallone (Bullet To The Head, Escape Plan, Grudge Match) Worst Actress: * Halle Berry (Movie 43, The Call »
The Academy Award nominations are imminent, so that can mean only one thing... it's time of courrse for the nominees for the 34th annual Golden Raspberry Awards!
It will come as little surprise to see that Razzie favourite Adam Sandler once again dominates the field with Grown Ups 2 garnering eight nods, including Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, Worst Actor, Worst Screen Combo and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel.
Check out the full list of nominees here...
- Gary Collinson
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