14 items from 2013
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Out host Tabatha Coffey at the 2013 NewNowNext Awards in Los Angeles.
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- Bridget McManus
On Tuesday, Conan O'Brien introduced "Comedy For DVRs," a segment that is basically a little Easter egg for all of us who do nothing for his Nielson ratings (yet).
The only way to enjoy the joke, you see, is to pause... and pause... and pause.
This inaugural gag was called "Rejected Game Of Thrones" characters and, like SNL's "Fox & Friends" corrections, it's a long list that flies by way too fast to read. Fortunately, we had nothing better to do than painstakingly transcribe the full list, and we're here to tell you, it was worth it.
Watch the clip above, then check out the rejected names below and let us know which are your favorites. Personally, we're holding out hope that one day "Lady Sideboob Of Huffington" and "K.D. Langister" turn up on GoT.
Abracadabra Jones Al Pacino But Not The One You’re Thinking Of Alabama Shakespeare Alexandarth The Lion-Groined Alexandreamandalice, »
- Carol Hartsell
Studies have shown that Hidden Gems of the Week, EW.com’s collection of reader-submitted ridiculata, is the best way to enjoy Dancing With the Stars without ever having to turn it on. It’s a visual feast of sparkles, fringe, and stunning awkwardness. Ready to go down the rabbit hole? Behold this bountiful smattering of Visible Gems!
“Was Carrie Ann doing her best Animal the Muppet imitation??” –Wiltasaurus, endorsed by Fridgedancer
“At the beginning, when the camera was focusing on Ingo and Kym, if you look in the background, you will see the cutest shot of Peanut in a fedora hat! »
- Annie Barrett
There’s a Disney/ Muppets mash-up in the works, TV fans! Ready to see Kermit and the gang? Well, you will get that chance tomorrow on a TV screen near you on the Disney Channel’s own, Good Luck, Charlie, when the season four premier airs on Sunday at 7:30/6:30c. Wokka, wokka, wokka!
At the end of season three, the Duncan home had been victimized by termites. Not a good situation. Who is in the perfect position to help out? You’re probably thinking…extreme make over? Well, let’s see what The Muppets can do instead! I’ll bet they can at least lift the Duncans’ spirits.
And you know, where there at Muppets, there are musical numbers!
According to TV Line, Good Luck, Charlie‘s Teddy acted by star and musical artist Bridget Mendler, is very excited to perform with this well loved gang. She gets to sing with them. »
- Sasha Nova
What had Et readers buzzing this week?
1. 'Today' Show Tell-All Hones In on Ann Curry's Firing
Last summer, Ann Curry was dismissed from the NBC morning show Today as co-host. The move has drawn plenty of criticism in the months that have followed, and now a tell-all book has been released detailing an alleged organized scheme to oust Curry from the show.
New York Times reporter Brian Stelter's new book Top of the Morning hones in on the recent activity surrounding Today, from a reported attempt to land Robin Roberts as co-anchor with Matt Lauer to the longstanding morning show ratings war.
At the forefront of the tell-all is the dismissal of Ann Curry, which the reporter alleges was planned well in advance.
"It wasn't obvious at the time, but Ann Curry was a dead woman walking," the Top of the Morning author said. "She was never really given a chance to co-host the show »
Zach Galifianakis (May 4), Kristen Wiig (May 11) and Ben Affleck (May 18) will host the last three SNL's of the season. Zach Galifianakis returns to Saturday Night Live for his third appearance as host. Galifianakis can next be seen in The Hangover Part III , which hits theaters on May 24. Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men make their SNL debut. The band scored a Billboard Music Award nomination for Top Rock Album for "My Head Is an Animal," and their platinum selling debut single "Little Talks" has topped the Billboard Alternative Chart. Former cast member Kristen Wiig makes her hosting debut on May 11. The four-time Emmy nominated actress and Oscar nominated screenwriter appears in a string of upcoming films including Girl Most Likely , Despicable Me 2 , »
When last we tuned into Disney Channel’s Good Luck, Charlie, the Duncan home had been decimated by termites. Cue extreme makeover, yes?
Hmm, don’t back up that bus just yet. In the Season 4 opener, airing Sunday at 7:30/6:30c, Teddy (played by actress/recording artist Bridget Mendler) is gung-ho about getting her “dream house” until Kermit and Fozzie — along with Miss Piggy and Animal — drop by, and TVLine has a first look at the special visit.
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Can The Muppets convince the teen, »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Animal join series stars Bridgit Mendler and Leigh-Allyn Baker to perform a show-stopping original song, described as "Muppet-ational" by Disney Channel on Sunday April 28 at 7:30 Pm Et/Pt.
In the premiere episode, the Duncan Family decides to build their dream house after the family home is devastated by termites. Everyone, with the exception of Charlie (played by Mia Talerico), is excited at the prospect of a new and ...
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Today, we publish part two, where we focus on all things Muppets – from the reasons for shooting Muppets… Again! at Pinewood Studios to introducing his young sons to the characters.
HeyUGuys: How do your boys feel about The Muppets? I presume they enjoyed it.
Todd Lieberman: My younger son hasn’t seen it. My older son loves movies, has as early as he could sit up . I think I showed him Star Wars when he was two, and he sat through the whole thing and hasn’t stopped ever since. The first movie we ever saw in the movie theatre with him was Kung Fu Panda, and I remember my wife and I were talking about, “it’s dark”, and “people say the first time you go to a movie theatre with »
- Ben Mortimer
Tune in alert for Sesame Street.s 43rd season, back with all new episodes beginning Monday, February 4th on PBS. In the months ahead viewers can look forward to more spoofs, more celebrities and more Steam (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) from the award-winning preschool series. Kristen Bell, Jon Hamm, Matt Kemp, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Melissa McCarthy, Paula Patton, Amy Ryan, Donald Glover, Kareem Abdul Jabar, Bobby Moynihan and Dax Shepard are among the guests who will visit Sesame Street throughout the remainder of the season. The new episodes continue to focus on the five tenets of Steam through fun adventures like a show where Grover, Elmo, and Rosita imagine that they are paleontologists digging to find fossils, »
- April MacIntyre
The highly-anticipated The Muppets sequel has been given the official title The Muppets… Again! and two images promoting the film have been released.
Here’s the synopsis for the film
Kermit the Frog (voiced by Steve Whitmire), Miss Piggy (voiced by Eric Jacobson), Fozzie Bear (voiced by Bill Barretta), Gonzo (voiced by Dave Goelz), Walter (voiced by Peter Linz), and the rest of the gang are heading back to the big screen. The Muppets…Again! finds the Muppet repertory company enjoying a triumphant world tour, only to become tangled up with a criminal mastermind named Constantine, who is out to steal an enormous diamond—and who happens to be a dead ringer for Kermit. Starring opposite the Muppets this time are Ricky Gervais (as Constantine’s villainous sidekick »
- Allan Ford
If your inner child just did backflips while looking at your social media accounts, it's probably because you caught Grover recreating the classic The Monster At The End Of This Book on Twitter.
Kicking things off by saying "There is a monster at the end of this Twitter conversation," the Sesame Street character whipped his followers into a retweeting frenzy as they hung on every single 140-character-or-less post.
And it was Glorious! Read all of Grover's tweets below and then -- if you're over 30 -- raise a fist to the sky and scream, "Elmo Who???"
- Carol Hartsell
The newly retitled The Muppets...Again! has released its first official image (bottom), showing off our favorite talking stuffed animals on the set in London, where they are currently filming their next caper. The mainstays are back, including Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, and all the famiiar characters you've known and loved throughout the years. The human cast for the sequel includes Ricky Gervais (who also tweeted a pic of himself on the set with Kermit and »
- Paul Shirey
Beware: This news may turn you into Animal ripping a drum solo. Okay: Tina Fey is in talks to star in the Muppets sequel. This could be the movie for Fey! Sure, Mean Girls and Baby Mama will make it into the lifetime achievement highlight reel, but c'mon, Muppets? The fact that it'll come so soon after the conclusion of both 30 Rock and what we reasonably assume will be a tremendous Golden Globes hosting stint alongside Amy Poehler also bodes well. Should Fey indeed join The Muppets 2: Tina Fey and the Muppets, she'd appear as a Russian prison guard alongside Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, new Muppet Walter, Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy et al., not Jason Segel, and more music from Flight of the Conchords maestro Bret McKenzie. »
- Zach Dionne
14 items from 2013
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