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• Happy Endings’ Adam Pally has signed on to star in the upcoming indie romantic comedy Bad Boys Crazy Girls. Helmed by The Art of the Stealth director Don Argott, the upcoming film focuses on two friends who are unlucky in love and decide to help each other alter their personalities in order to become “bad” and “crazy.” [The Hollywood Reporter]
• Teen Wolf actor Colton Haynes has joined the cast of the upcoming earthquake action drama San Andreas. Haynes will star alongside Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious 7), Carla Gugino (Watchmen), and Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters) in the upcoming film about an ex- »
- Pamela Gocobachi
Happy Endings actor Adam Pally will star in Bad Boys Crazy Girls, an indie about two close friends who are embarrassingly unlucky in love. Directed by Don Argott and Sheena Joyce (The Art of the Steal) from a script by Heather Maidat, Bad Boys Crazy Girls follows Jeff (Pally) and Anne, who embark on a journey of self-discovery when they decide to help each other become "bad" and "crazy." But soon their experiment in modifying their personalities leads to disastrous results. Photos: A Very Long Breakfast With the Cast of 'Happy Endings' Tammy Tiehel is producing. Pally, who
- Rebecca Ford
Chances are you’re still not over last week’s Mindy Project breakup, and we can’t blame you. But the good news? Mindy (Mindy Kaling) and Danny (Chris Messina) might be done for now, but they’re not done forever.
“I think the dynamic between them is special and different and they are unlike any other couple on TV because they are such distinct characters and they fight so much,” says Ike Barinholtz, who plays lovable nurse Morgan on the show and co-wrote the big breakup episode. “To put them back together just makes so much sense…eventually.”
- Sandra Gonzalez
Coincidentally, both new episodes deal with the fallout of two break-ups. In New Girl’s “Big News,” Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) have to come clean that they’re just friends again, resulting in a “devastated” Schmidt. As for Mindy, “Think Like a Peter” follows Dr. L (Mindy Kaling) under the tutelage of her frat bro colleague Peter (Adam Pally), who tries to get the rom-com »
- Lanford Beard
(Cbr) Spoiler Warning: This article contains major spoilers for the recently released film "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Seen "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" yet? Still processing the outcome of the film -- which left S.H.I.E.L.D. in shambles after revealing the intelligence organization had long been infiltrated by Hydra, and Nick Fury off the grid and presumed dead? " Cbr News spoke with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to discuss why "The Winter Soldier" was the right place to introduce such steep change to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, plus get his take on the film's cameos and that "Stephen Strange" guy mentioned by Jasper Sitwell. Cbr News: Kevin, what was the motivator of making this movie the vehicle of such seismic change? Clearly, it'll have a huge impact on the movies going forward. Why was now the right time to shake things up in such a big way? »
- Albert Ching, Comic Book Resources
Kevin Pollak and TV veterans Tony Hale and Peter Krause have joined the cast of “Night Owls,” an indie comedy that stars Adam Pally (“The Mindy Project”) and Rosa Salazar (“Parenthood”), TheWrap has learned. Charles Hood (“Freezer Burn”) is directing from a script he co-wrote with Seth Goldsmith. Production is currently under way. Pally stars as Kevin, a workaholic who has a drunken one-night stand with Madeline, a beautiful train wreck who he's horrified to discover is actually his boss’ jilted ex-mistress. When Madeline ingests an entire bottle of sleeping pills, Kevin is forced to keep her awake through the night. »
- Jeff Sneider
"The Mindy Project" finally returned after the Longest Hiatus Ever with two episodes prominently featuring Mindy and Danny hooking up. At least when the show came back it gave us Chris Messina reading "Bridget Jones' Diary" in a proper British accent. (Side note, can that be an actual audiobook we can buy? Asking for a friend.)
In "French Me, You Idiot," after making out in the most spacious airplane bathroom ever, the new couple returned home to find that Cliff made a grand gesture to get Mindy back. And since he didn't believe her when she tried to break up with him and then his grandmother died, Mindy pulled the classic "try very hard to get dumped" thing, which didn't actually work until she and Danny caused a fire and ruined his grandmother's funeral.
Mindy and Danny sort-of being together is awesome because it gives us excellent exchanges between »
Television shows are evolving organisms, which is one of the most exciting things about them, but also one of the scariest. Mediocre pilots can one day lead to great series, and vice versa. Brilliant shows can abruptly fall off a cliff, and mediocrities can stun you with leaps forward. Characters can die, settings can be abandoned, and even genres aren't sacrosanct. You just never know. One day an earnest, boring show about twentysomethings trying to make it in the big city can import Heather Locklear and turn into a gleefully trashy soap opera about the apartment complex of the damned. Or a black comic farce about the Korean War can take a more serious tone as it ages and various actors and producers come and go. Or a riveting thriller about a terrorist sleeper agent and the bipolar CIA agent chasing him can fall apart by keeping the sleeper agent alive much too long. »
- Alan Sepinwall
When "The Mindy Project" cast took the stage at the Dolby Theater for their Paleyfest panel, they knew the question on everyone's mind would be about Danny and Mindy's kiss (and hopefully subsequent relationship). They did not disappoint with their discussion, in which it was revealed that the butt grab was a move improvised by Chris Messina.
There's plenty more excellent intel where that came from. Here are a few other things we learned from the panel, including whether Messina thinks Ike Barinholtz or Mindy Kaling is a better kisser (spoiler: he gives both props).
The Mindy-Danny relationship wasn't planned. Initially Mindy Kaling says she thought they would have more of a Liz Lemon/Jack Donaghy relationship, but "you can't script chemistry. You can't script the choice that Chris makes as Danny to touch my back every time we cross the street. The question became not if they would do »
The questions ran the gamut at the PaleyFest’s “The Mindy Project” panel on Tuesday night at the Dolby Theatre, ranging from whether the script is improvised to who is the better kisser.
For the most part the script is not improvised because the writers are so good, said exec producer/star Mindy Kaling before co-exec producer and co-star Ike Barinholtz said, “Mindy comes up with stuff and improvises.”
“The death of comedy is political correctness,” she said. “Danny (Chris Messina’s character) is the opposite. He thinks Catholicism is the No. 1 religion. Grounded characters can say anything,” she said, pointing to Alec Baldwin’s character in “30 Rock” and Steve Carell’s “The Office.”
Exec producer Matt Warburton said the jokes on Messina “come from him being so lame, but he’s one of the most good-looking guys. He’s playing an 80-year-old.”
Messina, whose character has kissed both Barinholtz and Kaling, »
- Shalini Dore
When "The Mindy Project" returns on Tuesday (April 1), Mindy (Mindy Kaling) and Danny (Chris Messina) will be together -- both literally and figuratively. The first of the show's two-episode block begins immediately after the co-workers shared a sexy kiss in the back of an airplane, and even if the ramifications of the possibly ill-advised romantic moment are bad, Mindy and Danny will still remain close.
"It doesn't necessarily mean they're going to be together, says co-star, writer and producer Ike Barinholtz tells Zap2it on a visit to the "Mindy Project" set during the second-to-last day of filming Season 2. "No matter what happens, they will be -- whether they're friends, whether they're dating -- they'll be together."
Barinholtz says that when the writers began breaking Season 2, they weren't certain the two would get together so soon, but it was a natural progression. "It's that Darcy situation, you know? But there »
Sofia Coppola is in talks to direct a live-action version of The Little Mermaid. This won’t be a Disney film, but a more faithful retelling of the Hans Christian Luckerhooven story, which was dark and twisted.
Satanists Promise To Turn Fred Phelps Gay After He Dies
‘Busy Bea,’ Bea Arthur Video Game, Released For Iphone
Akil Patterson And Josh Dixon Discuss Race And Sexual Orientation In Sports
Adam Shankman will direct and produce Madame Rose for HBO Films, “based on the life story of Rose Hovick, the indomitable mother of burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee and actress June Havoc, who would do anything to advance her daughters’ career in show business. »
• Mad Men and Community’s Alison Brie has signed on to play Will Ferrell’s fiancee in the Warner Bros. comedy Get Hard. Ferrell stars as an investment banker who is facing prison time and decides to enlist his car washer, played by Kevin Hart (Ride Along), to prepare him for life behind bars. Tropic Thunder co-scribe Etan Cohen is directing the pic for a March 27, 2015 release. Brie can be seen in theaters next in the comedy Search Party (out Sept. 12) alongside Krysten Ritter and Adam Pally. [Deadline]
- Lindsey Bahr
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Happy Endings is a wonderful little show filled to the brim with pop culture references, bad hair, and Bar mitzvah dancers. Its abrupt cancellation in May 2013 temporarily robbed us of a reason to live simply because of the fact that there’ll be no new jokes from Max and Penny or traditional Serbian folk dance performances by the Kerkovich sisters. But fear not! The series has since been resurrected right here on VH1, and its creators and stars are all over TV and film in 2014.
Damon Wayans, Jr. had the easiest transition post-he. He had already filmed the pilot for New Girl when Happy Endings was picked up to series in 2011. And despite a lengthy and rarely addressed absence, Coach returned to the loft this season as if little had changed. He’s a different character, but we’ve recently been introduced to his penchant for voices »
- Emily Exton
Comedian Matt Walsh is turning to fans for help on his next feature film. The co-founder of Upright Citizens Brigade launched on Thursday an Indiegogo campaign for improvised comedy A Better You. Walsh is asking fans to contribute $52,650 by April 21 to help cover the film's postproduction costs. A Better You, co-written by Walsh and Brian Huskey (This Is the End), stars Huskey as a hypnotherapist in the midst of a midlife meltdown. Comedians Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live), Adam Pally (The Mindy Project), Natasha Leggero (Chelsea Lately), Rob Huebel (The Descendants), Jo Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Andrew
- Natalie Jarvey
Feeding America is the “nation’s leading domestic hunger relief charity” helping to nourish the one in six Americans (yes, one in six) that doesn’t have enough access to food to sustain a healthy life. Comedy Gives Back is a “social benefit company” co-founded by Amber J. Lawson that connects charities with entertainment industry professionals and other prominent members of society for live streamed events to raise dollars, awareness, and action for a cause. And Yahoo, is, of course, Yahoo. And with all their collective influence and powers combined, the three entities are joining forces for Yahoo Presents Comedy Gives Back (Cbg Live) @ SXSW, a comedy celebration to generate laughs and appreciation for Feeding America’s cause. American actor and comedian Adam Pally (who you may recognize as Max Blum in the ABC comedy series Happy Endings and/or Peter Prentice in Fox comedy series The Mindey Project) will »
- Joshua Cohen
Michelle Obama will appear in a cameo on the season finale of Parks & Recreation.
Canadian channel Showcase has ordered a fifth season of the very gay inclusive Lost Girl. That should make it easier for Syfy to continue airing it stateside.
The New York Daily News claims that CNN doesn’t know who will take over Piers Morgan‘s soon-to-be-vacated time slot but the channel’s top choice is Rosie O’Donnell. Joy Behar, Ann Curry, Star Jones and Rachel Maddow are also on CNN’s list. That’s »
- Lyle Masaki
Exclusive: Happy Endings alumna Elisha Cuthbert is taking on another comedy with Happy in the title. After fielding multiple offers, Cuthbert has been tapped as the female lead opposite Nick Zano in NBC‘s multi-camera pilot One Big Happy, from Warner Bros TV and Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production. The project reunites Cuthbert and Zano who had a recurring role on Happy Endings. Written by Liz Feldman and directed by Scott Ellis, One Big Happy centers on two platonic friends since childhood — a lesbian, Lizzy (Cuthbert), and her straight male best friend, Luke (Zano) — who have been living together and trying to have a baby via artificial insemination for some time. They finally get pregnant — just as Luke meets and impulsively marries the love of his life. Feldman is exec producing with DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman. Cuthbert is part of the much-sought-after Happy Endings cast this pilot season. She »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The list of cast members attending this year’s PaleyFest is here, and it’s full of fan favorites. Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina will be there to (hopefully) talk about where their on-screen romance is going, Josh Holloway and Henry Ian Cusick will be among the actors appearing on the 10-year Lost reunion panel, and ABC Family fans should be happy to hear that three out of four Pretty Little Liars will be spilling secrets at their show’s panel.
Tickets for the individual panels can be purchased here, but take a look at the entire list of who’s speaking below first:
- Ariana Bacle
Happy Endings‘ Zachary Knighton is joining another single-camera ensemble comedy series, Fox’s six-episode Weird Loners, from writer/exec producer Michael Weithorn, exec producer Jake Kasdan and 20th TV. It tells the story of four relationship-phobic people who are unexpectedly thrust into one another’s lives and form an unlikely bond in a townhouse in Queens, NY. Knighton, repped by UTA, 3 Arts and James Adams, will play one of them, Stosh, a whip-smart and rakishly handsome sales rep with a cynical edge, an inveterate womanizer whose knee-jerk seductions always have him in hot water, like getting fired for sleeping with his boss’ fiancee. Knighton, who is recurring on NBC’s Parenthood, is part of the in-demand cast of Happy Endings. He and Eliza Coupe already have booked series (USA’s Benched for Coupe), Casey Wilson is starring in NBC comedy pilot Marry Me, with the rest, including Adam pally and »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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