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Mariah Carey Edited Out of 'The House' for Causing a "Shit Storm"

12 July 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Mariah Carey was essentially evicted from the final cut of recent flop The House after her diva antics caused a "shit storm" on set.

That's the term Will Ferrell used with Bravo host Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, while co-star Cedric Yarbrough chose "unprofessional" and "borderline abusive to our director" on Facebook. (Among the alleged challenges of working with Carey: She reportedly showed up four hours late, refused to sing the song that had been cleared and requested that her character deflect bullets like Wonder Woman.)

House director Andrew Jay Cohen didn't speak poorly of Mimi to »

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The House review: Dir. Andrew Jay Cohen (2017)

29 June 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The House review: Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler lead the cast of this surprisingly good studio comedy that have you laughing all the way to the bank.

The House review by Paul Heath, June 2017.

The House review

Warner Bros. Pictures take a big $40 million gamble with another big concept comedy with Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler as two parents who must find a get-rich-quick scheme to finance their daughter’s incoming college bills.

Scott Johansen is a regular guy with a good house in the suburbs, loyal wife Kate (Amy Schumer), great daughter Alex (Ryan Simpkins), and just enough income to keep them all afloat. However, with Alex about take the big leap into university life, they are very much relying on their town’s scholarship scheme to fund her continuing education. At a local council meeting in this very small town, it becomes quickly apparent that the townsfolk have »

- Paul Heath

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Movie Review – The House (2017)

29 June 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The House, 2017.

Directed by Andrew Jay Cohen.

Starring Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Ryan Simpkins, Allison Tolman, Rory Scovel, Rob Huebel, Michaela Watkins, Cedric Yarbrough, Lennon Parham, Jesse Ennis, Alexandra Daddario, and Jeremy Renner.

Synopsis:

A dad and his friend start an illegal casino in his basement after he and his wife are robbed of their daughter’s college fund.

It’s safe to say that expectations for any Will Ferrell comedy should fall somewhere in the absurdist realm, but here with Andrew Jay Cohen’s The House (also a writer on both Neighbors movies), everyone is operating so far removed from the real world, that it’s like watching a live-action cartoon. For every logistical inconsistency and nonsensical plot decision, it quickly becomes easier and easier to look the other way and roll with the loony tone like a pair of winning dice. It’s essentially »

- Robert Kojder

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Will Despicable Me 3 Be the Biggest Family Film of the Summer?

27 June 2017 10:10 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Since it had no direct competition in wide release last weekend, it was no surprise that Transformers: The Last Knight came away with a box office win, although it was much less than expected. The action-packed sequel opened with $44.6 million, even down slightly from the $45.3 million estimate, which was still the worst opening in franchise history, far below the $70.5 million the franchise kicked off with in the 2007 movie Transformers, although the movie is still performing strong overseas. This weekend, it will face three newcomers, Universal's animated sequel Despicable Me 3, New Line Cinema's comedy The House and Sony's Baby Driver, which opens in theaters tomorrow, June 28. Despicable Me 3 should have no trouble taking the top spot with a projected $90.2 million.

Box Office Mojo reports that Despicable Me 3 will open in more than 4,350 theaters, and while that isn't an exact figure yet, it should be higher than the »

- MovieWeb

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Mariah Carey's Diva Behavior Got Her Booted from Will Ferrell's The House

24 June 2017 11:56 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Mariah Carey was supposed to make a cameo as herself in Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler's new comedy The House, but apparently the pop star took the role a little too literally and was too much like her diva self. The movie revolves around two parents portrayed by Ferrell and Poehler who start an underground casino in their basement to try and raise money to pay for their daughter's college tuition. Things turned ugly when Mariah Carey showed up on set.

Will Ferrell was recently on The Late Show With Seth Myers to promote The House and he discussed Mariah Carey's involvement (or lack thereof ) with the movie. Will Ferrell alludes to certain demands by the pop star that apparently were not met either on or off set. Ferrell had this to say.

"There were suggestions that weren't executed. She was on our set and, um, things happened. »

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Mariah Carey Was ‘Borderline Abusive’ and ‘Ruined’ Her ‘The House’ Cameo, Cedric Yarbrough Says

22 June 2017 11:40 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Mariah Carey, making a mess of things with diva behavior? As improbable as it seems, “The House” actor Cedric Yarbrough says that it really happened. Yarbrough took to Facebook on Wednesday to detail how the singer “ruined” an intended cameo featuring her in the film. “Yeah, a real funny cameo was Supposed to happen in the new film #TheHouse with the superstar Mariah Carey. But it was ruined by superstar Mariah Carey,” Yarbrough wrote. “The film takes place in a suburban home but is made into a ‘Casino’. Why not have Mariah be an act in the casino? Funny idea. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Watch two clips from The House starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler

21 June 2017 8:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a little over a week to go until The House arrives in cinemas, Warner Bros. has released two clips from Andrew Jay Cohen’s upcoming comedy which stars Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Allison Tolman, Jason Mantzoukas, Ryan Simpkins, Nick Kroll, Jessie Ennis, Rob Huebel, and Cedric Yarbrough; check them out here…

See Also: Watch the red band trailer for The House here

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university.  With the help of their neighbour Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house. 

The House is set for release on June 30th. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of The House In St. Louis

20 June 2017 1:46 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in his house.

The comedy “The House” also stars Nick Kroll (“Vacation,” TV’s “Kroll Show”), Allison Tolman (TV’s “Fargo”), Michaela Watkins (TV’s “Transparent”), Ryan Simpkins (“Arcadia”), Jessie Ennis (TV’s “Veep” and “Better Call Saul”), Rob Huebel (“Horrible Bosses 2,” TV’s “Transparent”), Cedric Yarbrough (TV’s “Reno 911!”) and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Town,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Arrival”).

In Theaters June 30, 2017.

Wamg invites you to enter for the chance to win Two (2) seats to the advance screening of The House on June 28 in the St. Louis area.

Answer the following question:

Will Ferrell says the two main characters, »

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‘The Escorts’ DVD Review

12 June 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jason Biggs, Janet Montgomery, Ashley Tisdale, Bria L. Murphy, Jenny Mollen, Steven Weber, Adrian Voo, Robert Hoffman, Rusty Joiner, Cedric Yarbrough | Written and Directed by Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse

Guy Carter is an award-winning graduate student of architecture. He’s got a beautiful wife and a baby on the way. The problem? He doesn’t have “his ducks in a row,” which only fuels his doubts about being a good father. Guy has been trying to find work in his field for a year with no luck. At wit’s end, his wife Anne finds him a job as a ‘driver’ on Craigslist. Guy shows up for the interview thinking he’ll be delivering pizzas, but quickly realizes it’s a job driving prostitutes. With money too scarce to turn down, he goes for it- which is where he meets Nikki, the tough-as-nails, unapologetic sex worker, and her two hilarious and foul-mouthed cohorts, »

- Phil Wheat

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Red band trailer for The House lands; Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler star

18 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Warner Bros. Pictures have debuted the new red band trailer for their upcoming release The House starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler which debuts in cinemas next month.

The House is the feature film directorial debut of Andrew Jay Cohen. It also stars Ryan Simpkins (Arcadia) as Scott and Kate’s college hopeful daughter, Alex, along with popular comedic actors Nick Kroll (Vacation, TV’s Kroll Show), Jessie Ennis (TV’s Veep and Better Call Saul), Rob Huebel (Horrible Bosses 2, TV’s Transparent) and Cedric Yarbrough (TV’s Reno 911!).

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university.  With the help of their neighbour Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house.

The House enters cinemas on June 30th. »

- Paul Heath

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New red band trailer for The House starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler

18 May 2017 3:25 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With The House set to arrive in cinemas next month, Warner Bros. has released a new red band trailer for writer-director Andrew Jay Cohen’s upcoming comedy which reunites Blades of Glory stars Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler alongside Allison Tolman, Jason Mantzoukas, Ryan Simpkins, Nick Kroll, Jessie Ennis, Rob Huebel, and Cedric Yarbrough; check it out below after the official synopsis…

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university.  With the help of their neighbour Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house. 

The House is set for release on June 30th. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Ferrell and Poehler Go Full Scarface in The House Red Band Trailer

18 May 2017 2:08 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With just a month and a half left until the R-rated summer comedy The House hits theaters, New Line Cinema has debuted an outrageous new red band trailer. This age-restricted video contains much more footage that the first trailer, showing what really happens when these loving parents, played by Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, catch someone cheating. The result is much more bloody and hilarious than the version shown in the all-ages trailer, but if you're averse to a lot of blood being shown, you may want to look away towards the end of this footage, because it gets rather gruesome.

Warner Bros. debuted this red band trailer on YouTube today, which opens with a scene where Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) are celebrating their daughter Alex's (Ryan Simpkins) graduation, by describing the "f--- fest" their house will become, once their daughter leaves for college. There's one big problem though, »

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Watch the New Red Band Trailer The House Starring Will Ferrell And Amy Poehler

18 May 2017 1:43 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Opening in theaters on June 30, 2017 is the comedy, The House.

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new red-band, Nsfw trailer, featuring the always hilarious Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler.

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to open an illegal casino in his house.

The comedy The House also stars Nick Kroll (“Vacation,” TV’s “Kroll Show”), Allison Tolman (TV’s “Fargo”), Michaela Watkins (TV’s “Transparent”), Ryan Simpkins (“Arcadia”), Jessie Ennis (TV’s “Veep” and “Better Call Saul”), Rob Huebel (“Horrible Bosses 2,” TV’s “Transparent”), Cedric Yarbrough (TV’s “Reno 911!”) and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Town,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Arrival”).

Andrew Jay Cohen makes his feature film directorial debut with The House. »

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Speechless: Season Two; ABC Sitcom Returning for 2017-18 Season

12 May 2017 6:04 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Despite being one of ABC's top-rated shows, Speechless didn't land an early renewal for season two, and some fans worried it might be cancelled. Today, it was revealed that the Alphabet Network had renewed Speechless for a second season.A live-action ABC sitcom, the Speechless TV show stars Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie, Mason Cook, Michah Fowler, Kyla Kennedy, and Cedric Yarbrough. The cast also includes Marin Hinkle, Jonathan Slavin, McKaley Miller, and David Lengel.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Speechless Renewed for Season 2

12 May 2017 1:13 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Dimeo family has something to celebrate this weekend: ABC has renewed Speechless for a second season.

Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Star Minnie Driver confirmed the news in a tweet on Friday:

Well, @Speechless_ABC has officially been picked up for a second season.

Minnie Driver (@driverminnie) May 12, 2017

The family comedy stars Driver as Maya, the matriarch of a zany family whose lives revolve around special-needs son Jj (Micah Fowler). John Ross Bowie co-stars as Maya’s husband Jimmy; Mason Cook and Kyla Kenedy play younger kids Ray and Dylan. »

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‘Speechless,’ ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Renewed at ABC

12 May 2017 1:12 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Speechless” and “Fresh Off the Boat” have been renewed by ABC for a second and fourth season, respectively. “Speechless” star Minnie Driver tweeted the news Friday.

Set in the mid-‘90s, “Fresh Off the Boat” follows 12-year-old hip-hop loving Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) and his Taiwanese family as they move from Chinatown in Washington, D.C. to suburban Orlando, Florida. Eddie’s father sets his sights on running a Western-themed restaurant, while Eddie struggles with assimilating into his new school and the rest of the family contends with living in an area with virtually no other Asian families.

In addition to Yang, the series stars Randall Park, Constance Wu, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen, Lucille Soong, and Chelsey Crisp. The series is based on the memoir of the same name by Eddie Huang. Nahnatchka Khan created the series in addition to executive producing. Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar also serve as executive producers. The »

- Joe Otterson

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Why ‘Speechless’ Creator Didn’t Set Out to Depict Disability ‘Writ Large’

10 May 2017 11:09 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Dimeo family looked particularly well put together as they prepare to walk the Paley Center for Media purple carpet. It was a Tuesday night in Beverly Hills, and the cast and crew of “Speechless” were celebrating the penultimate episode of their debut season with a screening and subsequent panel, moderated by Variety‘s own Debra Birnbaum.

While fans of the freshest face on ABC’s Wednesday night comedy lineup were already well aware of the chemistry between stars Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie, Micah Fowler, Mason Cook, Kyla Kenedy and Cedric Yarbrough — that’s Cee-drik, not Ceh-drik — seeing them interact in person was certainly something to write home about. The cast is already operating as a unit, said series creator Scott Silveri.

“They’re not dysfunctional … ” Silveri began, only to have Driver finish his sentence. “… the family works perfectly,” she asserted. This familial-level of banter persisted through the entire panel, which »

- JD Knapp

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Speechless: ABC Issues Press Release & Photos from the (Series?) Finale

2 May 2017 6:14 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Season one of Speechless is coming to a close. Recently, ABC released new photos and details for the TV show's upcoming season finale.The sitcom follows the Dimeo family, which includes no-nonsense mom Maya (Minnie Driver), husband Jimmy (John Ross Bowie), brainy Ray (Mason Cook), athletic Dylan (Kyla Kennedy), and teenager Jj (Micah Fowler), who has cerebral palsy. Cedric Yarbrough also stars as Jj’s aide.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in new image from The House

22 April 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Entertainment Weekly has revealed a new image from director Andrew Jay Cohen’s upcoming comedy The House featuring Saturday Night Live alumni Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler; check it out here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for The House here

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university.  With the help of their neighbour Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house. 

The House is set for release on June 30th and features a cast that also includes Jason Mantzoukas, Ryan Simpkins, Cedric Yarbrough, Nick Kroll and Michaela Watkins. »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘CinemAbility’ Documentary Shines Light on Disability in Film

13 April 2017 8:21 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Wednesday’s SAG-aftra-sponsored screening of Jenni Gold’s documentary “CinemAbility” drew several hundred viewers to the Arclight Hollywood — with the director expressing plenty of affection for film industry.

“I love Hollywood,” Gold told the audience. “I love this art form and it’s powerful. The true American art form has stories that have not been told.”

CinemAbility” explores the portrayals of disability story lines in film and TV dating back to the silent film era and covering such landmark films as “The Best Years of Our Lives,” “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter,” “Children of a Lesser God,” “Ray,” and “Door to Door.” Jane Seymour provides the narration.

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This Is Us,’ ‘Speechless,’ ‘Last Week Tonight’ Nab Television Academy Honors

The event drew an impressive lineup of speakers: DGA President Paris Barclay, SAG-aftra President Gabrielle Carteris, “Speechless” star Cedric Yarbrough, “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” director James Keach and disabled actor Kurt Yaeger, »

- Dave McNary

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