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Judd Apatow, Jeffrey Tambor, Sarah Silverman Pay Tribute to Garry Shandling

Judd Apatow, Jeffrey Tambor, Sarah Silverman Pay Tribute to Garry Shandling
Garry Shandling’s friends, collaborators and family gathered in Los Angeles Sunday night to remember the comedian, who passed away last month at the age of 66.

From fellow comics to a Buddhist monk, mourners took turns sharing stories of Shandling, who was remembered for pushing the boundaries of television comedy and mentoring a generation of performers. The private event, organized by Judd Apatow with assistance from HBO, was part memorial service, part variety show, part celebrity roast, with Apatow serving as master of ceremonies.

“Garry and I used to fight, because he would like to tighten things up,” said Apatow, who worked as a writer on Shandling’s “The Larry Sanders Show.” “And I would say, ‘Garry, please, let it be a little looser.’ Tonight I win.”

Apatow spoke periodically throughout the evening, ushering speakers on and off the stage, as well as musical performers including Ryan Adams, Mark Oliver Everett of the band Eels,
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News Shorts: June 23rd 2015

Independence Day Resurgence

A new piece of concept art from the upcoming "Independence Day" sequel has gone online. The art shows the military piloting an alien craft through what was once a city. Roland Emmerich returns to helm the follow-up to the 1996 alien invasion tale which is currently filming ahead of a release next summer. [Source: Empire]

Everest

The general release of Baltasar Kormakur's climbing disaster tale "Everest" has been pushed back by a week from September 18th to September 25th. The move has been designed to give an extra push to the movies IMAX run which will still continue on the 18th and have a one week exclusive run in the premium large-format.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Robin Wright, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, John Hawkes Michael Kelly and Sam Worthington star in the film about the 1996 disaster that left climbers stranded high atop the world's highest mountain. [Source: THR]

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Mark Oliver Everett’s ‘Things the Grandchildren Should Know’ in Works as Film

Mark Oliver Everett’s ‘Things the Grandchildren Should Know’ in Works as Film
Mark Oliver Everett’s autobiographical novel “Things the Grandchildren Should Know” is in development as a feature film with the Eels’ frontman on board as an executive producer.

Luke Jaden and Cort Johns will write and produce the adaptation under their Troika banner. Anthony Garth will direct and produce “Things the Grandchildren Should Know” under his company the Lost Ones.

The story, published in 2008, asks how one young man can survive an unsteady upbringing along with the deaths of his entire family and manage to make something worthwhile of his life. Everett is the son of physicist Hugh Everett III, originator of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum theory, who died in 1982; his sister Elizabeth died in 1997; and his mother Nancy died of lung cancer in 1998.

The filmmakers are in post-production on the drama “Wolf Who Cried Boy,” starring Barkhad Abdi Dwight Henry, and have also been tapped to write and
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'The Jinx' Theme Composer on Robert Durst: "It's Hard Not to Feel Sorry for Him"

'The Jinx' Theme Composer on Robert Durst:
"Every once in awhile, our band somehow gets tied into world events, like when George Bush's campaign was quoting my lyrics to fight Al Gore," says Mark Oliver Everett, aka E, the leader of the cult band Eels. "But I've never experienced anything like The Jinx — my jaw literally dropped." E's 2009 tune "Fresh Blood" provides the menacing theme song for Andrew Jarecki's smash HBO documentary The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst. The final, blockbuster episode aired on Sunday, in which Durst said, "What the hell have I done? Killed them all, of course." Durst,

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Steve Perry, Ex Journey Frontman, Performs For First Time In 29 Years

Steve Perry, former Journey frontman, performed onstage for the first time in almost 20 years on Saturday night.

Steve Perry Performs With The Eels

Perry surprised fans when he appeared unannounced at the Eels concert at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Perry took over from the Eels during their second encore and performed two Journey classics, “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’” and “Open Arms,” as well as the Eels’ song “It’s a Motherf—ker.”

“The interesting thing about this guy, is he hasn’t sung his songs for some 20, 25 years… He walked away from it. Because it didn’t feel right, you have to respect that.… And for some reason only known to him, he feels like tonight in St. Paul, Minnesota, it feels right. Ladies and gentlemen, Steve Perry,” said Eels frontman Mark Everett in his introduction.

This was Perry’s first time performing in front of a crowd
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Former Journey Singer Steve Perry Sings Live for the First Time in Nearly 20 Years—Watch Now!

Kimye wasn't the only one who had a weekend to remember… Former Journey frontman Steve Perry made history over Memorial Day weekend when he performed live for the first time in almost 20 years. The surprise appearance occurred during an Eels concert in St. Paul on Sunday evening just before the second encore. Mark Everett, the singer and main man of Eels, announced that Perry would be joining him onstage for an impromptu performance and mentioned just how long it had been since Perry had sung live for a crowd. "The interesting thing about this guy is that he hasn't sung his songs for twenty something years," Everett said. "He walked away from it because it didn't feel...
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Ex-Journey Frontman Steve Perry Sings Live for the First Time in Over 20 Years (Video)

Ex-Journey Frontman Steve Perry Sings Live for the First Time in Over 20 Years (Video)
Ex-Journey frontman Steve Perry's return to the stage was welcomed with open arms. The near-reclusive singer, who hasn't performed live in almost 20 years after getting "burned out" on performing with Journey following a hip injury in 1998, made a guest appearance with indie rockers Eels in St. Paul, Minnesota, singing two Journey songs and one Eels cut. Perry hasn't performed with Journey since 1991, and the last time he was onstage was in 1995, in support of his second solo album, "For the Love of Strange Medicine. In surprise encore, frmr Journey-er Steve Perry joins @the_Eels in St. Paul: http://t.
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10 Albums You Should Be Listening To In 2013

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10 Albums You Should Be Listening To In 2013 D'Angelo, you're on notice. by Alex Heigl Last year, writing this piece, I said I'd "gladly die in the Mayan apocalypse if I finally get to hear D'Angelo's follow-up to Voodoo." Then he went and denied me the option. (Though to be fair, so did the Mayans.) So I'm not including D in this year's list, even if he's supposedly closer to making James River a reality than ever before. But there's plenty to get excited about, so let's dive in, shall we? 1. Eels, Wonderful Glorious (February 5) One of my favorite dour indie-rockers, Mark Everett has been been off the scene since 2010, when Eels released Tomorrow Morning. But last month he dropped the first track from Wonderful Glorious, "New Alphabet," which starts with the very un-Eels like opening [...]
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Eels frontman E sings for Paul Rudd in 'This is 40' deleted scene

Eels frontman E sings for Paul Rudd in 'This is 40' deleted scene
Eels frontman E performed a track in upcoming Judd Apatow movie This Is 40, but the scene was cut from the film. The singer-songwriter, real name Mark Oliver Everett, performed 'What I Have to Offer', originally from 2010 album Tomorrow Morning, in the scene, before letting Paul Rudd's Pete know that he's leaving his label. This is 40 is a spinoff sequel to 2007 hit comedy Knocked Up centred around Rudd's (more)
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Watch: Mark Everett Of Eels Plays Paul Rudd A Song In Deleted Scene From 'This Is 40'

Even though the theatrical cut runs well over two hours, it seems that, as usual, a lot of material has been left on the cutting room floor from Judd Apatow's "This Is 40." And with the story (partially) centering on the floundering business of Paul Rudd's character's record label, it would appear that at one time there was a lot more focus on the artists he was representing or looking to sign. In case you're playing catch up, "This Is 40" takes Pete and Debbie from "Knocked Up" and spins them off into their own film that follows their trials and tribulations as they approach the big four-oh. Among them, Pete heads into financial ruin as he tries to relaunch '70s rocker Graham Parker. In a previous deleted scene, we saw Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day pitch a side project, and now we get to see Mark Everett
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Very funny: Eels frontman thanks Grammys for all those nominations

Very funny: Eels frontman thanks Grammys for all those nominations
Happy Grammy Nominations day! Eels aren't really up for any awards, but the frontman wanted to thank the Recording Academy anyway, y'know, for all those awards they gave him. Mark Oliver Everett allows his sarcasm to shine in all its glory in a newly posted video, as though it were his own album. He awards himself various honors like "best female slow jam," "best good hair day," for commercial flops and "catalog number." He is phoning in his acceptance speeches because he's detained at previously scheduled events, like those at the "Sydney Rock Opera House." It's all good stuff, give the...
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Best of 2012 (Behind the Scenes): Shonda Rhimes pens McSteamy's obituary

After the unfortunate passing of Seattle Grace’s longtime lothario Mark “McSteamy” Sloan in September, Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes reflected on the character in an obituary penned for Entertainment Weekly. For more stories behind this year’s top TV and movie moments, click here for EW.com’s Best of 2012: Behind the Scenes coverage.

By: Shonda Rhimes

A doctor shows up at Seattle Grace Hospital. He beds all the women. He sutures his own face. He wears a towel better than anyone can wear a towel in the history of wearing towels on television.

We call him McSteamy.
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'Grey's Anatomy' creator Shonda Rhimes writes Mark Sloan obituary: 'Hot naked guy in a towel' no more

Leave it to "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes to include the words "hot naked guy in a towel" in an obituary. Okay, so the obit is for a fictional character -- but still, a man's McSteaminess is generally left out of his eulogy. Unless that man is played by Eric Dane.

In the current issue of Entertainment Weekly, Rhimes offers fans another chance to grieve Mark Sloan, one of our favorite "Grey's Anatomy" characters who met his maker in last week's season premiere.

We've learned that ABC demanded budget cuts on the long-running medical primetime soap, and Sloan fell victim to those cuts. Rhimes has admitted that axing Mark was one of the hardest decisions she's ever had to make as a writer. She tells us that she even considered not killing him off, and instead having him run off into the sunset with former love and "Private Practice" lead
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Mark Sloan Eulogy Penned By Shonda Rhimes

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We bid farewell to the incomparable Dr. Mark Sloan in our Grey's Anatomy Round Table this week. Now show creator Shonda Rhimes has penned her own eulogy for the character, one of her all-time favorites.

In tonight’s new episode, “Remember the Time,” Eric Dane's character will grace our screens one final time as Shonda reveals to us how Sloan went from alive in the Season 8 finale to being on life support last week.

Mark's death (below) will go down as one of the most tear-filled Grey's moments in eight-plus seasons.

Rhimes full obituary for Sloan appears in EW's new issue, but this excerpt has been posted online:

Grey's Anatomy Season 9 Premiere Clip - Mark Sloan Dies

Last week, Mark Sloan succumbed to injuries sustained in the plane crash that took the life of fellow surgeon Alexandra Caroline Grey. By the time he died, he was no longer just
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'Grey's Anatomy' boss Shonda Rhimes writes Mark Sloan obituary: 'I like to believe that Mark is with Lexie somewhere' -- Exclusive

Last Thursday was a mournful television evening because it’s when Mark Sloan, a.k.a. McSteamy, was pulled off life support and died during the dramatic season 9 premiere of Grey’s Anatomy. In tonight’s new episode, “Remember the Time,” viewers will learn how Sloan went from alive in last May’s season finale to dead just a week ago.

As a eulogy to the late McSteamy — and an exclusive to EW — Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes penned an obituary for Sloan, who she calls “one of my all-time favorite characters to write.” (Rhimes is pictured here with Eric Dane,
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Eels Hit The Road

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Mark Oliver Everett, better known as the driving force of the band Eels, is nothing if not ambitious. After releasing a trilogy of albums in 2009-2010 ("Hombre Lobo", "End Times", and "Tomorrow Morning" for those keeping track), he has just announced a world tour that leaves no far-flung corner untrodden. Fans from China to Toronto to Austin will be able to watch live as Eels performs their uniquely darkly beautiful songs that are evocative of Tom Waits, Mark Kozelek, and Elliott Smith. The tour kicks off June 1st in California and then heads to the Far East with shows in Beijing and Shanghai. Next stop is Europe with Eels' first appearance at the Glastonbury Festival. Then they kick off their North American tour with dates spanning from sea to shining sea. While a tour is gift enough for the devoted Eels fans across the globe, in the words of the
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Music: Review: Eels: Tomorrow Morning

Musically, there’s nothing groundbreaking about Tomorrow Morning, Eels’ ninth studio album. Longtime fans will recognize bits and pieces from across the career of frontman/songwriter/shaman Mark Oliver Everett: affected drum-and-electric piano stomp, winsome folk, the static of an old transistor radio. What they might not recognize, at least at first, is optimism. It’s especially welcome after years of songs that plunged listeners into depression, culminating in last year’s End Times. That album, with tracks like “Unhinged” and “I Need A Mother,” proved as excruciating as the titles suggest, and ended up blurring into a giant bummer ...
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Song Of The Day: Eels get clap-happy on 'Looking Up'

Mark Everett, aka E, doesn't do sunny. The songwriter has proven himself capable of writing some of the most delightfully dour, horribly honest songs, most recently laying his tunes bare in last set "End Times" (January 2010) and the consumptive urgency from "Hombre Lobo" (2008). That's why I find it impossible to partake in the manic, un-e musicquake that is "Looking Up" without tasting that grain of salt. It's structured as a gospel tune, with tambourine and a choir (of himself), but with E singing in what sounds like a microphone from one of those Fisher Price cassette tape players. Lyrically,...
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Music: Review:Eels: End Times

Mark Oliver Everett, Eels’ core member, knows about heartbreak and loss: The second Eels disc, Electro-Shock Blues, sidestepped the sophomore slump by wringing knee-weakening songs out of his sister’s suicide, his mother’s death, and his attempts to come to terms with being the sole survivor of his family. End Times, Eels’ eighth studio album, deals with a different loss: It documents the fallout of his divorce. Unfortunately, End Times comes off as impersonal and flat—which is shocking, considering that Everett has scaled back the studio gloss since 2005’s exceedingly ambitious double-album Blinking Lights And Other Revelations ...
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Music: Review: Eels

It took Mark Everett seven years to record 2005’s Blinking Lights And Other Revelations, so it’s understandable that the man might be drained. Throw in last year’s sobering memoir (Things The Grandchildren Should Know), his documentary about his quantum-physicist father (Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives), and a greatest-hits compilation and rarities album, and it’s no wonder that the new Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs Of Desire sounds so tired. Sure, a back-to-basics vibe permeates the album, but it sounds more by-the-numbers than refreshed. Life’s unjust randomness and unrequited desire have always been major motifs in Eels’ music ...
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