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Super Bowl Ads: Jennifer Hudson Seeks Touchdown For Local Commercials

11 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When NBC broadcasts Super Bowl Xlix from Phoenix this Sunday, viewers can expect to see Danica Patrick holding forth for GoDaddy, Mindy Kaling cavorting for Nationwide Insurance and Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel slipping into their old “Today” rapport for BMW. But some TV watchers may miss singer and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson helping to boost the profile of American Family Insurance.

That company’s ad will be seen in only 70 markets in the U.S., and in some cases, may air at different times in different parts of the country. Some viewers may see a 30-second ad and others may see one that lasts 60 seconds. For Hudson, the distinctions don’t seem to matter. “I’ve performed at the Super Bowl three times, but you know, I never would have imagined being in a commercial in the Super Bowl,” she said in an interview. Even if the ad will »

- Brian Steinberg

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Channing Tatum Reunites with His Imaginary Friend on 'Kimmel'

17 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Channing Tatum's childhood imaginary friend made his late night debut on Monday.

The Foxcatcher actor admitted on Jimmy Kimmel Live that he had an imaginary friend growing up named Boy. Coincidentally, Boy enjoyed peanut butter sandwiches with Cheetos stuffed inside, just like Channing.

Video: Mindy Kaling Confronts Her Supposed Ex-Boyfriend on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Kimmel decided to surprise the 34-year-old actor by bringing out his imaginary friend. Channing was so excited that he hugged his pal (or the air?) and moved over a seat so Boy could chat with Kimmel.

Photos: Meet Jimmy Kimmel's Baby Girl!

At the end of the bit, the late-night host did admit, "We have gone insane!"

For more of Kimmel's shenanigans, see him crash a date on The Bachelor.

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Sundance: Lena Dunham, Kristen Wiig and Your Other Favorite Female Comedians on Misogyny, Sex Scenes, and Their Secret Weapons

26 January 2015 2:26 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"Behind every great woman is another woman," said John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, as he introduced four of the entertainment industry's most powerful women, who happen to also be excellent comedy writers: Jenji Kohan ("Orange is the New Black"), Lena Dunham ("Girls"), Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live" and "Bridesmaids") and Mindy Kaling ("The Mindy Project"). The panel, "Serious Ladies," aimed to both explore and deconstruct the idea of the "female creator" in today's entertainment landscape. The comedians shared anecdotes in their familiar humorous fashion, but underneath the jokes was a serious undercurrent of the misogyny these women face in Hollywood. "Female writer" as a double-edged swordFemale writers are asked more frequently about all the following topics than male writers: Whether their work is autobiographical, whether their characters are likable, whether their »

- Emily Buder

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Lena Dunham Says Woody Allen Is ''a Real Perv,'' Adds That ''Sexual Assault Is an Epidemic''

26 January 2015 9:57 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Lena Dunham hasn't shied away from speaking out about Woody Allen in the past, and she certainly isn't going to stop anytime soon. During the Power of Story: Serious Ladies panel at this year's Sundance Film Festival—alongside Kristen Wiig, Mindy Kaling and Jenji Kohan—the Girls actress continued to be candid when asked about the controversial director. "Woody Allen is proof that people don't think everything he says in his films is stuff that he does because all he was doing was making out with 17-year-olds for years and we didn't say anything about it," she told the crowd. "No one thought that Woody Allen is making out with a 17-year-old in Manhattan and »

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Reese Thanks Mindy Kaling For Wreath Witherspoon

25 January 2015 9:58 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Reese Witherspoon expressed her gratitude for Mindy Kaling's "Wreath Witherspoon" gift.

"Mindy has started this thing, Wreath Witherspoon. It's hard to say, but she was so sweet," Reese told Access Hollywood's Shaun Robinson on the red carpet for the SAG Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. "She sent me one for the Oscars nomination and ...

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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Yes, Michael Keaton Is Aware His Son Sean Douglas Is a "Handsome Dude" and Admits He Deleted His Meryl Streep Selfie!

25 January 2015 4:42 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

"Oh hello Michael Keaton's son." So tweeted Mindy Kaling after the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. But really, she was speaking for all us after we checked out the Birdman star's son, songwriter Sean Douglas, when he was name-checked in his dad's emotional acceptance speech, right? And yes, Keaton is totally aware of the fact that his 31-year-old son is attractive, and admitted he had seen Kaling's tweet about said attractiveness when he chatted with E! News' Maria Menounos on the red carpet at the 2015 SAG Awards, where he's nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama for his work in Birdman. "He's a good guy," Keaton said of Sean. »

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9 Things Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, and Your Other Female Faves Said at Sundance

25 January 2015 3:36 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Yesterday at the Sundance Film Festival, four of the funniest women in Hollywood — Mindy Kaling, Lena Dunham, Kristen Wiig, and Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan — got together for a panel moderated by The New Yorker's Emily Nussbaum. You may have already heard about the panel, since Dunham's jab at Woody Allen made the news once more, but focusing on that brief comment would do a disservice to all the other interesting things said onstage (not to mention all the good jokes). Here are nine other things we learned when these women had the spotlight.Movie studios still don't know what to do with female writers Hollywood courted Dunham after she made her indie Tiny Furniture, though they didn't have much to offer her: "I'd sit down in meetings with guys who were like, 'We loved your movie, it was so fresh, we've never seen anything like »

- Kyle Buchanan

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Serious Ladies, funny girls

25 January 2015 10:35 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Comedians Lena Dunham (Girls), Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), Jenji Kohan (Orange Is the New Black, Weeds) and Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, SNL) spoke about women in television and film on Saturday (January 24) at the Serious Ladies panel.

New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum guided the panel through such topics as the rise of three-dimensional female characters, the different ways humour can eliminate stereotypes and the importance of sex within a narrative construct. The event was part of the Power Of Story series.

Female-driven series in television

After general references by the panel to the emergence of female-driven television series – Jill Soloway’s recent Golden Globe winner Transparent and Jane Campion’s Sundance 2013 selection Top Of The Lake arose as examples – Kohan turned to viewer demographics.

She cited the film industry’s catering to men aged 18-34 as a reason for the lack of strong female leads and television’s (seemingly) wider target audience for a more diverse »

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Sundance 2015’s Scene and Heard: James Franco, Ethan Hawke, Hailee Steinfeld and Nicole Kidman (Photos)

24 January 2015 10:54 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

As Park City shimmers with star sightings, one director arrives at a film-fest party with a +23.

Director Eli Roth rolled into Sundance Film Festival hotspot Tao with about +23 (we lost count), while real “Entourage” guy Adrian Grenier talked about a sequel to the film while staying true to his “Aquaman” roots and promoting his “Lonely Whale” documentary project.

Also read: Sundance Party Report in Pictures: The Snowy Scene in Park City (Updating Photos)

Here is what is happening outside the screenings and behind the ropes in Park City, Utah.

Ryan and Ethan Hawke celebrate “Ten Thousand Saints” on Friday night. »

- Mikey Glazer

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All the Products We're Sad We Never Bought From SkyMall (and Now Never Will)

23 January 2015 4:43 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

We never thought this day would come. True, we’ve never actually bought any thing from SkyMall. And true, we don’t know anyone else who has ever bought anything from SkyMall. But we’ve definitely joked about buying that robotic kitty litter box while flipping through the catalogue (until the flight attendant approved the use of large electronics or the drink cart came around).

But SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy, the first step in what could ultimately be their demise. “With the increased use of electronic devices on planes, fewer people browsed the SkyMall in-flight catalog,” SkyMall’s CEO reasoned.

Which means we’ll never be able to think about buying these products for a second, then ultimately not buy them, but, boy, wouldn’t it be funny if we did?

News: Mindy Kaling goes shopping in the nude in new Super Bowl ad

1. This pillow with a hood that lets you listen to music while you »

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Mindy Kaling Is Nude, Hungry and Invisible In New Super Bowl Ad

23 January 2015 11:10 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Mindy Kaling is the invisible woman -- or so she thinks.

In the new Super Bowl Xlix commercial for Nationwide Insurance, The Mindy Project star starts to think no one can see her and takes advantage of her newly discovered super power.

Photos: Stars Who Love Sports!

To the tune of "Pretty Woman," Mindy lays out nude in a New York park, eats a tub of ice cream and walks right through a car wash without being interrupted. But is the 35-year-old TV star actually invisible?

Videos: The 7 Sexiest Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

The full-length #InvisibleMindy ad will air on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.

In the meantime, check out what some are calling the sexiest Super Bowl commercial ever made.

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Top Late-Night Jokes About Patriots 'Deflate Gate'

23 January 2015 9:33 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Reports that underinflated footballs were used in the first half of the Afc Championship Game have cast a shadow on the upcoming Super Bowl Xlix -- but provided lots of material for late-night hosts.

Despite New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick both denying on Thursday having anything to do with ball tampering, "Deflate Gate" is still trending. The press conference itself had quotes primed for jokes. "It's not like I squeeze the football," Brady said. "I grip the football."

Photos: Stars Who Love Sports!

Here are the best jokes to come out of the late shows surrounding the NFL ball deflation scandal.

Conan: "This is not the first time the Patriots have been accused of cheating," Conan O'Brien begins. "For example, there was the time they widened their own goal posts. ...There's the time they put magnets in the opposing team's helmets. ...There's the time they made opposing teams pay tolls »

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Victoria's Secret, Mindy Kaling & More -- See First Super Bowl Ads!

22 January 2015 12:30 PM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Victoria's Secret's hottest Angels are strutting their stuff ... on the field! Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel, and Behati Prinsloo suit up for a Valentine's Day-inspired Super Bowl ad, sporting red and white uniforms to play some football.In the commercial, the five supermodels show off their best snaps, runs, and touchdowns before taking off their helmets and shaking out their perfectly tousled hair.The ad closes with the message "Don't drop the ball," followed by "It's not Valentine's Day without Victoria's Secret." Check out the sneak peek below. Now, that's how you get football fans interested!  Another celeb to lend her talent to the Super Bowl is Mindy Kaling, who is starring in a new spot for Nationwide.  After ignored for years, it occurs to the actress the she might just be invisible. She then takes full advantage of her supposed powers, stealing food from unsuspecting strangers' »

- tooFab Staff

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Sundance Film Festival 2015: The Festival Begins

22 January 2015 10:56 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The streets of Park City are already bustling with critics, corporations, patrons, over 1,800 scarlet and grey jacketed theater volunteers, and filmmakers for Sundance 2015. The 31st anniversary of the festival is taking on the hoards of theatergoers with innovative technology that will include a second year of using an electronic waitlist to check into a film up to 2 hours before a showing and cumulative updates from Twitter that will calculate what the most talked about films of the festival currently are. There will be a retrospective on the film Paris is Burning- which premiered here 24 years ago. Independent films here that are looking for distribution may go on to worldwide accolades like Whiplash or Beasts of the Southern Wild while others may simply begin a limited public reception on the festival circuit and then go straight to a streaming service if they’re lucky. A few pass holders and members »

- Lane Scarberry

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Jessica Chastain Muses on Future With Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo: "Marriage Is Not an Important Thing"

22 January 2015 10:25 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jessica Chastain is an independent woman! Echoing comments recently made by fellow actress Mindy Kaling in Good Housekeeping's February 2015 issue, the 37-year-old Interstellar star says she's not sure if she'll ever tie the knot. Chastain has been dating Italian fashion executive Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo since 2012, and "everything is fantastic," she tells People in its Feb. 2 issue, on stands Friday. How come they're not engaged? "I'm not quite sure of what I want in my life, and who knows if marriage is part of it," she says, "so to me marriage is not an important thing." She admires her boyfriend's "passion for the arts," but says little else about Passi »

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"Invisible" Mindy Kaling Stars in Nationwide's Super Bowl Xlix Commercial—Watch a Sneak Peek of the Ad Now!

22 January 2015 6:21 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

After years of being treated like she was invisible, it occurred to Mindy Kaling that she might actually be invisible. With that realization came a sense of freedom The Mindy Project actress, 35, had never known. That's the premise of Nationwide's hilarious new Super Bowl Xlix commercial. A 29-second sneak peek debuted Thursday, and it shows Kaling doing whatever the heck she wants without fear of repercussion. Whether she's sunbathing nude in New York City's Central Park, stealing fries off a stranger's plate at an outdoor café or eating ice cream right out the carton at her supermarket, she embraces her invisibility. The only problem? "Mindy was actually not invisible," the narrator »

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Mindy Project Adds Vanessa Williams

21 January 2015 4:07 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Another big name is joining The Mindy Project‘s on-call rotation: Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty) will guest-star in an upcoming episode, TVLine has confirmed. 

Williams will play Dr. Phillips in the current season’s Episode 17, titled “Danny Castellano Is My Nutritionist.”

The actress announced the gig via her Instagram feed…

… and then posted a photo of her with series star Mindy Kaling after wrapping the installment.

In addition to Ugly Betty, Williams’ extensive TV resume includes stints on 666 Park Avenue and Desperate Housewives.

 

Related storiesFox's Acerbic Detective Backstrom Is Not House, Says Star Rainn WilsonEmpire Boss Talks Show's Success, »

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8 Actresses Who Were Told They Weren’t Pretty Enough to Succeed

21 January 2015 10:43 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It’s really hard to imagine, but some of the most successful actresses were actually told early on in their career that they weren't attractive enough to make it in Hollywood! 

The latest movie star to drop the bombshell about being called unattractive is Jessica Chastain, who has had quite the year, starring in four films and receiving a Golden Globe nomination.

And, sadly, she’s not the only one. Here are seven other actresses who have had the same experience.

1. Meryl Streep: The most Oscar nominated actor of all time was told to her face that she wasn't pretty enough to star in the 1976 classic King Kong? Meryl explained on The Graham Norton Show that she was asked to audition with producer Dino de Laurentis by his son. Upon meeting the actress, Dino asked his son in Italian, "Why do you bring me this ugly thing?” A sassy Meryl who also understood Italian quickly responded »

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8 Actresses Who Were Told They Weren’t Pretty Enough to Suceed

21 January 2015 10:43 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It’s really hard to imagine, but some of the most successful actresses were actually told early on in their career that they weren't attractive enough to make it in Hollywood! 

The latest movie star to drop the bombshell about being called unattractive is Jessica Chastain, who has had quite the year, starring in four films and receiving a Golden Globe nomination.

And, sadly, she’s not the only one. Here are seven other actresses who have had the same experience.

1. Meryl Streep: The most Oscar nominated actor of all time was told to her face that she wasn't pretty enough to star in the 1976 classic King Kong? Meryl explained on The Graham Norton Show that she was asked to audition with producer Dino de Laurentis by his son. Upon meeting the actress, Dino asked his son in Italian, "Why do you bring me this ugly thing?” A sassy Meryl who also understood Italian quickly responded »

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Reese's Oscars-Themed "Wreath Witherspoon" Is So Good, It's on Her Front Door

21 January 2015 7:18 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

"Wreath Witherspoon" continues! On Sunday, Reese Witherspoon took to Instagram to share a special gift she received from pal Mindy Kaling: a colorful Oscars-themed wreath in honor of her nomination for Wild. "I mean... C'mon! Best gift ever !" Reese captioned the snap. "Thanks @mindykaling for my #WreathWitherspoon #Oscar edition. #YesItsOnMyFrontDoor." The wreath is complete with several flowers, gold Oscar trophy cutouts, and, yes, a picture of Reese herself. The new gift comes nearly a month after "Wreath Witherspoon" became a thing when Mindy introduced it as a festive holiday decoration in The Mindy Project's Christmas episode. Read on to see Mindy's new creation! »

- Nick-Maslow

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