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Well, it happened. The moment you all - or at least a significant number of you - have been waiting for. The Fifty Shades of Grey trailer dropped today, and it swiftly took over the Internet, eventually trending on Facebook, Twitter and Google. People from every walk of life were not shy about sharing their thoughts on the clip. Here are some of our favorite reactions. Some were commenting on the film's release date. literally anyone that goes on a date to see 50 Shades of Grey on Valentine's Day is going to have the craziest night ever— Finn (@finnwh) July »
- Alex Heigl
Billy Eichner to write first book, “an as-yet-untitled comedic take on Hollywood and pop culture.”
Enda: The Nightmare Scenario in Which GOPers Push a Bad Bill That Gay Groups Dropped
Here’s the new teaser for Gotham, which features a lot of familiar characters.
Yesterday it was “Word Crimes,” and here’s Weird Al enlisting Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal and Jack Black in “Tacky.” Personally, I don’t find any of these examples tacky.
Here’s a giant hellmouth in Siberia.
Here’s the official trailer for Syfy »
The first look at Avengers: Age of Ultron will get you excited - Moviefone There will be at least one Frozen cameo in Big Hero 6 - HuffPost Entertainment Meet the contestants in America's Next Top Model cycle 21 - BuddyTV Is this the craziest superhero movie ever? - Cracked Chris Evans's critically acclaimed film is now streaming - Rotten Tomatoes An Orange Is the New Black star was in Justin Timberlake's music video - BuzzFeed Something big is happening for The Originals - The Vampire Diaries Billy Eichner is writing his first book - Splitsider Former NCIS star Cote de Pablo is returning to TV - The Hollywood Reporter Kacy Catanzaro just broke records on American Ninja Warrior - Popsugar Fitness »
- Alyse Whitney
A version of this story first appeared in the July 25 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Billy Eichner (Wme, 3 Arts) can now add "author" to his rapidly growing résumé. The Emmy-nominated Billy on the Street creator/host has signed a deal to pen his first book — an as-yet-untitled comedic take on Hollywood and pop culture, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. A release date has not yet been determined for the book, which will be published by Hachette Book Group USA division Grand Central Publishing. Story Billy Eichner on His Slow (and Loud) Rise to Stardom
- Lesley Goldberg
Shia Labeouf caused quite a stir when he was escorted out of an evening performance of “Cabaret” on Broadway on Thursday night. According to the NYPD, who later charged the “Transformers” actor with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct, Labeouf was being disruptive during the performance, smoking and appeared to be intoxicated. Hollywood stars have taken to Twitter, as they are wont to do, to comment on the situation. Comedians like Billy Eichner and Lena Dunham, as well as “Cabaret” star Alan Cumming himself, have all weighed in with thoughts ranging from funny to concerned. See also: Shia Labeouf Faces Criminal Charges. »
- Linda Ge
Shia Labeouf is in trouble again. The "Fury" star was arrested after causing a disturbance at the Broadway show "Cabaret" on Thursday night in New York City. He reportedly became disorderly during the show's first act. During intermission, he was escorted out of Studio 54. The actor was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of criminal trespassing. An additional count of harassment was later added, according to police.Several stars took to Twitter to react to Shia's bizarre behavior."I feel you Shia: In 1993 I was carried out of Les Mis screaming because I couldn't handle the intimations of death," Lena Dunham wrote. She also tweeted, "Seriously feel awful for the performers and am sorry to contribute to celebrity takedown culture but this is the best current event we have!""I guarantee you there were at least 3 middle aged women at tonight's performance of Cabaret talking more during the show than Shia, »
- tooFab Staff
Needless to say, Shia Labeouf didn't catch the midnight showing of Transformers: Age of Extinction. Instead, the 28-year-old Fury actor spent the night in jail after he was arrested and charged with criminal trespass, harassment and disorderly conduct earlier that evening. While seeing Broadway's Cabaret, he became disorderly during the show's first act. During intermission, Labeouf was escorted out of Studio 54. The troubled yet talented star was reportedly in tears after he was handcuffed outside the venue. Labeouf's rep has yet to comment on the star's arrest. In the meantime, several stars—including Lena Dunham, Billy Eichner and Ana Gasteyer—seized the opportunity to make fun of »
The half-hour laugher is based on a U.K. series (which, in turn, takes its material from a book) and stars Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Kevin Bigley, Jessica McNamee and Josh Segarra and centers on Chicago EMTs who are aces at their jobs, but fail at their personal lives.
“’Sirens’ resonated with a broad fan base, and we are excited to grow this new audience further, as season two promises a lot more laughs and irreverent humor,” said USA Network prexy Chris McCumber. “We’re pleased to continue our partnership with Denis Leary and Bob Fisher, whose unique brand of witty, off-kilter and laugh-out-loud writing is brought to life by the immensely talented cast.”
- Whitney Friedlander
Lena Dunham wigged out on Late Night With Seth Meyers Wednesday. Sia appeared on the show to perform "Chandelier," the first single off her forthcoming sixth album, 1000 Forms of Fear. The shy singer performed face-down on a bed as Dunham, the creator and star of HBO's Girls, danced around the stage wearing a platinum blond wig that mimicked the singer's haircut. Dunham tore toilet paper, bashed props and climbing the bunk bed's to straddle the back of Sia's legs. Comedy Central's Billy Eichner loved Dunham's interpretive dance and Sia's singing, tweeting, "Oh My God Yes." The Golden Globe winner replied via Twitter, writing, "It probably should have been »
The Nantucket Film Festival has announced some of its special programs for their annual event. Some of the highlights include the annual All Star Comedy Roundtable led by Ben Stiller, a screenwriting tribute award given to Aaron Sorkin and a staged reading of the upcoming TV pilot "Strange Calls." In addition to these special events, the Nantucket Film Festival will show a record 100 titles. "We are committed to presenting Signature Programs that feature the world’s most preeminent screenwriters, writers and storytellers. We look forward to continuing to explore writing and storytelling through current masters of the art form and breakthrough talents," Executive Director Mystelle Brabbée said. Michael Ian Black, who hosted the All Star Comedy Roundtable last year will return as host. He'll be accompanied by Funny or Die's Billy Eichner, Jenny Slate ("Obvious Child") and Ron Funches, writer of "The Kroll Show." The roundtable event will take place July 29th. »
- Eric Eidelstein
The Nantucket Film Festival unveiled the lineups for this year's signature programs, including the annual All-Star Comedy Roundtable, presented by Ben Stiller. Now in its sixth year, the roundtable will again be moderated by last year's host Michael Ian Black on June 29. Billy on the Street's Billy Eichner, Obvious Child's Jenny Slate and The Kroll Show writer Ron Funches also will be participating. The program supports the Nantucket Teen View program, which holds writings labs for Nantucket teenagers throughout the year and supports student filmmakers. Photos: Cannes: THR's Photo Portfolio With Cate Blanchett, Channing Tatum, James McAvoy The festival is re-
- Tatiana Siegel
Vulture breaks down the secrets of how Catfish: The TV Show is put together, making clear that the catfishes usually get cast first, how much of the show is planned in advance as well as how much Nev and Max know in advance. It doesn’t predict when Max and Nev finally get together, however,
James Wolk talked with GQ and addressed where he thought Bob‘s mind was during last week’s marriage proposal, “I think he really has a love for Joan and for her family. I think he really does care for her. And as you see throughout the show, he’s always thinking about trying to advance himself. So I believe that he feels that having a wife and having a family, and being a picture perfect American man in the 1960s, will help him in his career. And he also thinks it would be »
- Lyle Masaki
There are the things Drew Barrymore likes (a garden, keeping in touch, Rosh Hashanah), the things Drew Barrymore doesn't like (hearing about your dreams, milk chocolate, hooking up a printer), things that Billy Eichner says that Drew Barrymore would like (a calendar: "She has one in her phone"), and things that Billy Eichner says that Drew Barrymore would not like (stand-up comedy: "It makes her nervous"). Turns out Billy Eichner knows Drew Barrymore better than Drew Barrymore knows herself. »
- Lindsey Weber
This month’s first-ever Vulture Festival — hosted by Mike Birbiglia and featuring sets by Billy on the Street’s Billy Eichner and Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, among others — ended on a high note, with an emphasis on high (am I right, Broad City fans?). Held at the Bell House in Brooklyn last weekend, Vulture brought together some of our favorite comedy stars to perform and answer questions. The theme of the night was “My First Time,” which the comedians were free to interpret however they liked. The aforementioned stars of Broad City interviewed each other about the first time they smoked weed, former Totally Biased host W. Kamau Bell recalled the first (and only) time he appeared on The View, Mike Birbiglia recounted the horrifying story of his first time doing a stand-up set ... and the list goes on. Watch below to see those comedians as »
- Abraham Riesman
Billy Eichner has put Rachel Dratch through hell: First he forced her on season one of "Billy on the Street" to name 20 white celebrities (She couldn't do it) and last year he forced her to conquer the Julia Roberts-based obstacle course called the Julia Robstacle course (She passed, but barely). Now the devastation continues: She must ride the Mechanical Bullock. It's just a normal mechanical bull. But Billy forces Rachel to answer questions about Sandra Bullock as she rides. It is a fate worse than death, especially because the bull's "speed" is not on "cruise control." Ohhhh, 1997. Thanks for it all. »
- Louis Virtel
A dozen events, one concert, tons of pictures. At this past weekend's first annual Vulture Festival, the editors and writers of this site took over New York City's Milk Studios for two days of pop-culture-themed events. The following things happened: Erykah Badu DJ'd the opening night party ("I just come up with these songs randomly. Whatever I feel. It's therapy, it's fun.") before doing an a cappella version of her song "Soldiers." A pre-elevator-news Solange opened our Saturday night concert, and M.I.A. closed it out by inviting several dozen fans onstage to do "Paper Planes" with her. Mike Birbiglia, Billy Eichner, the ladies of Broad City, and W. Kamau Bell brought Brooklyn's Bell House down with their comedy night set. TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz spoke with Deadwood creator David Milch about the new show he's writing for HBO. Parks and Recreation's Adam Scott and his wife »
- Gilbert Cruz
What a weekend! The first-ever Vulture Festival concluded last night after a weekend of great performances, provocative panels, and wild contests. Over the next several days, we'll be posting full videos of almost every event, free of charge. But in the meantime, check out this little sizzle reel with some festival highlights. We've got Billy Eichner singing, Adam Scott talking about Billy Joel's motorcycle, the Bob's Burgers cast reenacting Titanic, and much more.Music by Jahzzar, courtesy of the Free Music Archive. »
- Abraham Riesman
Vulture and New York magazine presented the first-ever Vulture Festival, a pop culture extravaganza celebrating the best of today’s television, music, film and more. The Vulture Festival aims to bring the witty, in-depth, critical coverage found on the web to life with two jam-packed days of events, May 10th and 11th in New York. Guests were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime assortment of performances, screenings and panels featuring today’s biggest celebrities, comedians, writers, costume designers and Vulture editors. For a complete list of events, visit www.vulturefestival.com Adam Scott, Danielle Brooks (“Orange is the New Black”), Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black”), Billy Eichner and Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer (“Broad City”) were just a few of the participants in the first-ever »
- Pietro Filipponi
This Week in TV:
NBC cancels Revolution; ABC renews Jimmy Kimmel Live through January 2017; Starz renews Da Vinci’s Demons for season 3; ABC renews The Goldbergs for season 2, but cancels Suburgatory and Super Fun Night; Billy Eichner (Parks and Recreation) lands a comedy pilot at the USA Network; and CW Seed announces six new shows to premiere this summer, including La Rangers and mini-episodes of Whose Line Is It Anyway?
After debuting as one of NBC’s new big hit shows just two years ago, post-apocalyptic drama Revolution was canceled by the network this week.
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- Daniel Johnson
As we announced earlier this week, USA has ordered a pilot of a show titled Difficult People, co-created by and co-starring Billy Eichner and Vulture's own Julie Klausner. (It's also produced by Amy ... Poehler. Poehler? Is that how you spell it?) According to us, "the show follows the duo who play New York comedians who hate everyone but each other." We're happy for them and asked the pair to tell us a few short things about their pilot. They did.1. We play bitter, struggling outliers in the NYC comedy world who can't get a break while our peers move on to fame and fortune. And everybody drives us crazy. The only people we don't talk shit about are each other. And Margo Martindale, who is having a great year, And It's Only May!!!!! 2. When we pitched it, at one point we said: "Think of Will and Grace, if »
- Julie Klausner,Billy Eichner
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