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Join in: Robbie Amell of 'The Duff' will answer your questions on EW's Facebook page

18 hours ago | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Robbie Amell is getting ready for a busy year: In his spare time outside of playing the recurring role of Firestorm on The Flash, he's appearing alongside Mae Whitman in The Duff. On Wednesday, Amell himself will host a Q&A session at EW’s Facebook page—so come ask him your burning questions. Amell will start answering questions starting at 3:35 p.m. Et. »

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Bella Thorne to play Drew Barrymore's character in Scream TV pilot

11 December 2014 3:13 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bella Thorne has been cast in the Scream TV pilot.

The Shake It Up! actress will play the role of Drew Barrymore's Casey in the show, to air on MTV in 2015.

Thorne revealed the news of her upcoming appearance while taking part in a Facebook Q&A session.

"Yes it is true. I will re-enact the famous scene of Drew Barrymore in the original series," Thorne wrote, when asked by a fan about her involvement in the pilot.

Barrymore starred as Casey in the 1996 original film from horror director Wes Craven.

The franchise chronicles a ghost-faced killer who terrorises a small town.

Thorne can be seen next up in The Duff where she will star opposite Parenthood's Mae Whitman. »

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New Trailer and Updated Poster for The Duff Released

10 December 2014 1:37 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Mae Whitman stars in high school comedy “The Duff” and since we’re getting close to its 2015 release, CBS Films has released an updated poster and a new trailer. The film is based on the novel by Kody Keplinger and also stars Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, Bianca Santos and Skyler Samuels. Whitman plays a high school senior who realizes she’s the butt of an awful joke. “Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as ‘The Duff’ (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos). Now, despite the words of  [ Read More ]

The post New Trailer and Updated Poster for The Duff Released appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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'The Duff' Extended TV Spot Starring Bella Thorne

10 December 2014 10:09 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Learn the lingo with a new extended TV spot from CBS Films' The Duff. Don't miss the upcoming comedy starring Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman, Allison Janney, Romany Malco & Ken Jeong, which opens in theaters on February 20, 2015. In case you're wondering what exactly constitutes a "Duff," Robbie Amell's Wesley explains that it's not a literal term, meaning one doesn't necessarily need to be fat or ugly to be considered this four-letter word.

Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos). Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, »

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The Duff Trailer Teaches You a New Four-Letter Word

10 December 2014 10:08 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

That first official teaser trailer for Ari Sandel’s big screen adaptation of The Duff didn’t have the warmth it needed to sell the idea of the Designated Ugly Fat Friend in an ernest manner, but I’m still holding out hope due to the high praise for Kody Kiplinger’s book.  The film stars Mae Whitman as Bianca, a high school senior who’s shocked to find out that she’s The Duff within her circle of friends. CBS Films just unveiled a new 60-second trailer for the film and while it does rock a solid pace, some decent jokes and a standout cast, The Duff’s still got a long way to go to prove that it’s putting a positive and worthy spin on an ugly concept.  Hit the jump to check out the new The Duff TV spot.  The film arrives in theaters on February »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Mae Whitman takes on Bella Thorne in exclusive trailer for 'The Duff'

9 December 2014 12:00 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Every group of friends has a Duff—a designated ugly fat friend. At least, that's what Wesley (Robbie Amell) tells Bianca (Mae Whitman) in the upcoming comedy, The Duff ... right after he lets it slip that she's the Duff of her circle. So, now what? In the comedy, from director Ari Sandel, Bianca enlists the help of Wesley to essentially de-duff herself and then overthrow the leader of the plastics school, Madison (Bella Thorne). Bianca's other source of wisdom? Ken Jeong, obviously. EW has an exclusive first look at the newest trailer for the film, set to premiere during tonight's Pretty Little Liars Christmas episode, »

- Samantha Highfill

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'Parenthood' Cast Talks Final Season, Will Joel and Julia Finally Reconcile?

20 November 2014 5:32 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

There's only four new episodes of Parenthood before we bid farewell to the Braverman family.

For six seasons the show has authentically portrayed the highs and lows of the Braverman clan and has managed to make everyone who watches it weep. From Max's (Max Burkholder) Asperger’s journey and Kristina's (Monica Potter) brave battle with cancer to Zeek's (Craig T. Nelson) heart scare and Amber's (Mae Whitman) surprise pregnancy, the writers have taken the fans on quite the emotional journey throughout the series run. But arguably no story line has been as divisive as Joel (Sam Jaeger) and Julia's (Erika Christensen) failing marriage this season.

Pics: The 10 Most-Watched TV Series Finales Ever!

ETonline recently caught up with the cast to talk about the final season and while mum's the word on whether the couple will get back together, the stars admitted they are as affected by the drama as much as we are.

"We're torn up »

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The Duff (2015) Teaser Trailer: Bella Thorne is a Mean Girl & Mae Whitman is…Um…

20 November 2014 11:13 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  The Duff Trailer. Ari Sandel‘s The Duff (2015) teaser trailer stars Bella Thorne, Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Allison Janney, and Skyler Samuels. The Duff‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by , “Bianca is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student [...]

Continue reading: The Duff (2015) Teaser Trailer: Bella Thorne is a Mean Girl & Mae Whitman is…Um… »

- Rollo Tomasi

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‘The Duff’ Trailer and The Breakdown of the Cinematic Parody Cycle

19 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

You’d be forgiven if you watched the first trailer for Ari Sandel‘s The Duff and believed that you were watching a trailer for a new parody feature, in the vein of Not Another Teen Movie or Epic Movie. After all, this first trailer hits all the beats of parody, filled with the kind of worn-out tropes and flaccid observations about teen life that would not be out of place with a poorly received nineties teen comedy or a tongue-in-cheek send-up from the aughts. The problem, of course, is that The Duff is a straightforward feature. In short terms, it’s all real. As our friends over at UpRoxx note, “someone has made an unsatirical Not Another Teen Movie,” one that even uses the old “this girl who wears overalls is unattractive and we know that because she wears overalls” trick. And it’s certainly an old trick. It’s just too bad it hasn’t »

- Kate Erbland

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Watch Arrested Development's Mae Whitman in The Duff's first trailer

19 November 2014 6:17 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Duff has released its first trailer.

Mae Whitman stars in director Ari Sandel's teen comedy.

Based on the novel by Kody Keplinger, it centres around Bianca, who is horrified to be told that she is her friends' 'Duff' - the 'designated ugly fat friend'.

She enlists a school jock to help her ditch the unwanted label.

Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca A Santos, Allison Janney and Ken Jeong also feature in the movie.

Whitman is best known for her role as George Michael's forgettable girlfriend Ann in Arrested Development.

She also starred in Scott Pilgrim vs The World and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

The Duff will open in the Us on February 19, 2015. A UK release date is yet to be announced. »

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The Duff Trailer: Watch Mae Whitman Get Branded The Ugly Fat Friend

18 November 2014 6:15 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Poor Mae Whitman. Not only did the Bluth family in Arrested Development roundly dismiss her as an odious toad, but she has now taken the titular role as the ugly fat friend in The Duff. The first trailer for the comedy has now been released and it actually shows signs of potential. Okay, so maybe The Duff looks like it will be riddled with about every clichéd high-school cinematic trait going, but hopefully that shouldn.t stop it from being fun. And the trailer does produce a few giggles. There are nice jokes about Mae Whtiman.s Bianca wearing pajamas to school and dressing like Wreck It Ralph, plus it also exhibited a modern aura that was similar to 21 Jump Street.s take on high schools. The plot does look incredibly predictable, though, and the bubble-gum pop music pretty much confirms how it will proceed. Here.s my prediction: »

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‘The Duff’ Trailer: Mae Whitman Is As Ann As the Nose on Plain’s Face

18 November 2014 5:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

After perfecting her plain-girl act in Arrested Development, Mae Whitman (her?) is trying to shake it off in The Duff. She plays Bianca, a high school senior who’s dismayed to realize she’s considered the Duff — Designated Ugly Fat Friend — to her prettier pals. In an effort to reinvent herself, she enlists the help […]

The post ‘The Duff’ Trailer: Mae Whitman Is As Ann As the Nose on Plain’s Face appeared first on /Film. »

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Watch Bella Thorne In Trailer For The Duff

18 November 2014 3:36 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Starring Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman, Alison Janney, Romany Malco, and Ken Jeong, here’s your first look at the funny trailer and new poster for CBS Films’ The Duff.

Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as ‘The Duff’ (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos).

Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself.

To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow the school’s ruthless label maker Madison (Bella Thorne) and remind everyone that no matter what people look or act like, »

- Michelle McCue

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Mae Whitman Defies Labels In First Trailer For Teen Comedy The Duff

18 November 2014 2:49 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Since her first big turn as the dowdy Ann Veal in Arrested Development, Mae Whitman has emerged a solid actor with a ton of successful items on her resume. But, that’s of no concern whatsoever when considering her role in upcoming comedy, The Duff. While the actress doesn’t prescribe to the hyper-perfect aesthetic of many women in the industry, she’s not what I would term a ‘designated ugly fat friend’ – a label attached to the character she plays in Ari Sandel’s comedy.

With the launch of the first trailer, it seems the entire plot of the comedy hinges on Whitman’s good nature over her derided high schooler, Bianca. In an uninspired mash-up of Mean Girls and She’s All That, the poor lass discovers that her teenage experience isn’t as perfect as she’d hoped. Learning that she is the Duff of her group, »

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Mae Whitman Gets a Terrible Label in Trailer for 'The Duff' Comedy

18 November 2014 2:05 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Though Mae Whitman may have become known for being rather plain as Michael Cera's girlfriend Ann in "Arrested Development," the actress is anything but frumpy now. However, that hasn't stopped her from being labeled The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) in a new comedy from CBS Films. It's basically Mean Girls meets She's All That, however, it doesn't seem like it will have the surprising charm and hilarity or staying power of either. If this is supposed to be a trailer for a comedy, there should probably be more than just a couple solid laughs. At the very least Whitman seems like she could make it work. Watch below! Here's the first trailer for Ari Sandel's The Duff, straight from CBS Films: Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as ‘The Duff’ (Designated »

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The Duff Trailer and Poster Set Out to Obliterate Body Image Progress

18 November 2014 1:58 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

That headline is half in jest, since I actually think there's a chance that The Duff has its heart in the right place.  It's just that the execution of that intent, so far, is a bit confounding.  First, star Mae Whitman is neither ugly or fat.  But I'm not worried about her.  She's an adult and likely knows that she's not ugly or fat.  But what do little girls think of themselves when they see Whitman, who is more than conventionally attractive, positioned that way?  When they look and the mirror don't feel like they can even measure up to Hollywood's standards of "ugly" and "fat?"  All of this is hammered home by the vaguely predatory tagline, "if you don't know who it is, then it's probably you."  I'm sure there's some redemption in the film itself.  It looks to have good performances for what looks essentially like a more specific, »

- Evan Dickson

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Watch: First Trailer for Mae Whitman’s ‘The Duff’

18 November 2014 1:54 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

CBS Films has released the first trailer for high school comedy “The Duff,” a week after announcing a three-year distribution partnership with Lionsgate.

The first film to kick off the agreement is “The Duff,” directed by Ari Sandel and starring Mae Whitman and Bella Thorne.

Whitman portrays a high school senior who remakes herself on learning that she’s known as “The Duff” — the Designated Ugly Fat Friend — to her prettier, more popular friends. Ken Jeong stars as her favorite teacher and Nick Eversman plays her crush.

The Lionsgate logo is nowhere in sight in the 2-minute trailer. “The Duff” is set to hit theaters next year.

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- Dave McNary

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Have a Look At The Teaser Trailer and Poster for 'The Duff'

18 November 2014 1:31 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The teaser trailer is now online for CBS Films' The Duff, which is based on the novel by Kody Keplinger. The film stars Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman, Alison Janney, Romany Malco, and Ken Jeong.

The Duff is directed by Ari Sandel from a screenplay written by Josh Cagan.

The film follows Bianca (Mae Whitman), a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as 'The Duff' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos).  Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself.

To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must »

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Watch: Mae Whitman (Her?) Is The Designated Ugly Fat Friend In First Trailer For 'The Duff'

18 November 2014 11:33 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You gotta give it up for Mae Whitman. In an industry where actresses in particular are held to an insane amount of scrutiny about their looks, she broke out by playing "unattractive," thanks to her turn as bland, unmemorable Ann Veal (her?) on "Arrested Development." But let's face it, while she's not "starlet pretty," she's not repulsive to the point where she makes everyone around her look better. But you'll have to buy that premise hook, line and sinker if anything in the trailer for "The Duff" makes sense.  Based on the novel by Kody Keplinger and directed by Ari Sandel, the movie centers on Bianca, who finds out to her dismay that she's the Duff of her group —the "designated ugly fat friend." So in an effort to go from zero socially to zero waistline (or something), she enlists the help of hunky prime beef Wesley to give her »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Get out your urban dictionary and watch the first trailer for The Duff

18 November 2014 11:27 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

So for The Duff to work, we are to believe that people could somehow possibly think that Mae Whitman is ugly and fat. This movie is going to be full of so many unlikeable characters I don't know how anyone could sit and watch it without shouting expletives at the screen. While I am sure the movie will do some backtracking in the end and (obvious spoiler alert) tell us it doesn’t matter what people think and real beauty is inside you, it doesn’t help its convoluted »

- Graham McMorrow

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