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It’s no secret we love Adam Lambert and the energy and joy he brings to the otherwise sterile, manufactured world of modern pop music. But he’s such a worldwide whirling dervish that it’s sometimes difficult to keep track of where and when he touches down. Hence our weekly feature Hump Day With Adam Lambert, which will hopefully keep us up-to-date with his appearances, performances, and interviews. And on those weeks when Adam’s talents lie dormant, we bring you classic pics and performances.
Let’s take another look at movies that could use some Adam (page two). Let’s start with pics and tweets from his Twitter Account and Instagram
Fer sher bro. @TheEllenShow http://t.co/ORysWNmmNR
— Adam Lambert (@adamlambert) November 14, 2013
Heads up, UK!
UK: Catch me talking to .@therossking on .@daybreak on thursday.
— Adam Lambert (@adamlambert) November 19, 2013
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Where do you set a sports talk show if you’re launching a pop-culture/satire network targeting young viewers? In a tricked-out suburban basement, silly! Fusion, the new ABC/Univision joint venture debuting Monday, announced this morning its new “outrageous” half hour of sport-talk mayhem, Sports Talkers, which the network promises, takes sports commentary to the next level. Set in what Fusion described as “tricked out suburban basement”, where three members of comedy troupe Harvard Sailing Team – Rebecca Delgado Smith, Adam Lustick, and Billy Scafuri – will combine elements of talk radio, late-night comedy, and improv performance to create what Fusion, continuing the Parents’ Basement motif, called a “a moth-balled quilt” that begins with sports and ends with “Talkers.” “This show will do for talking about sports what talking about sports has done for sports,” said David Javerbaum, the former Ep and head writer for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
The movie, directed by Moneyball and Capote filmmaker Bennett Miller, was originally set to open Dec. 20, but tonight distributor Sony Pictures Classics announced it would be pushed back to an unspecified date in 2014.
The studio said it supported “the decision of the filmmakers to allow for more time to finish the film,” but there can’t be much enthusiasm for the movie over at the America Film Institute, which had announced »
- Anthony Breznican
Remember back in March (or B.O.F., before The Office finale) when Rainn Wilson revealed the list of people who auditioned for roles on the NBC comedy? Parks and Rec's Adam Scott for Jim, 24's Mary Lynn Rajskub for Pam, and so on? Well, the footage of some of those auditions has been released, so we get to see how Scott read for Jim as well as see other never-before-known stars who tried to win a role on The Office. Can you see Seth Rogen as Dwight or Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet as Kevin? And ironically enough, Bob Odenkirk, who played a Michael Scott-esque character in season nine, originally auditioned for the part that went to Steve Carell. The audition footage will be part of the The Office: »
Some pretty awesome stars originally auditioned for "The Office" -- and now we're seeing some of the hilarious audition tapes!While Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and Rainn Wilson all landed roles in the sitcom, the casting process was full of incredible talent.To promote the final season coming to Blu-ray in September, NBC just released a peek into the audition process back in 2003 -- including footage of stars like Seth Rogen, Adam Scott, John Cho, Kathryn Hahn, Eric Stonestreet and "Breaking Bad" star Bob Odenkirk all trying out for parts in the show.Check out the video above to find out which roles they were auditioning for -- and let us know if you think NBC made the right choices below!The Season 9 Blu-ray box set is due out September 3. Read more »
- tooFab Staff
Seth Rogen as Dwight? Adam Scott as Jim? Bob Odenkirk as Michael Scott?! It's always interesting to see how well-known actors tackle a role differently than the final cast and crew. That being said, after watching these various actors audition I'm glad the producers selected the cast they did as opposed to going for star appeal. My favorite audition is definitely Adam Scott , as he seemed to fit the mold of The Office the best, which is likely why he was eventually signed on to be a part of Parks and Recreation. It is also interesting to note that Odenkirk would go on to play Pam's prospective boss who turns out to be a "Michael Scott clone" in the final season of the show.
- Mick Joest
Of all history's greatest "What-Ifs," casting choices on an NBC sitcom don't exactly rank up there with "What if the Red Sox never sold Babe Ruth?"
Even still, newly released audition footage from "The Office," filmed before the show premiered in 2005, gives Dunder Mifflin devotees plenty of food for thought. For example: What if Seth Rogen were cast as Dwight? What if Adam Scott settled in Scranton instead of Pawnee?
Biggest of all: What if Steve Carrell wasn't Michael Scott?
(H/T Gawker) »
- Peter Finocchiaro
Press reports from that time, and a Facebook post by "Office" star Rainn Wilson from earlier this year, clued us in to some of the people who read for roles on the show. Now, you can actually see some of those auditions.
Readings by Scott and John Cho (Jim), Seth Rogen (Dwight), Odenkirk (Michael), Hahn (Pam) and future "Modern Family" star Eric Stonestreet (Kevin) are part of an extra feature on "The Office" Season 9 Blu-ray and DVD sets. You can get a glimpse of their readings in the clip below.
Scott and Cho give line readings not all that different from those of John Krasinski, who eventually got the part of Jim. It's not hard »
Ten years ago, NBC had the chutzpah to attempt to adapt Ricky Gervais’s shortlived but much-admired British sitcom, The Office, and a gaggle of relatively unknown actors and actresses auditioned to become the Americanized Tim and Dawn, David and Gareth. When Rainn Wilson posted the new show’s original audition list last March on Facebook, as the American show was taking its final bow, he opened up a parlor game of what-ifs — Adam Scott as Jim? — teasing fans who could only imagine what those audition tapes might look like.
Well, those tapes are out of the vault. When season »
- Jeff Labrecque
Fans of NBC's critical darling "Parenthood" know there is no such thing as an easy season for any character on the show. But no one was prepared for the bomb executive producer Jason Katims dropped during the NBC summer press tour panel: Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel's (Sam Jaeger) relationship might be in danger thanks to two new characters.
With the new additions of "Lost" alum Sonya Walger and "The Office" alum David Denman to the cast, new challenges are introduced. "You might want to be a little concerned for Julia and Joel," Katims said.
Walger will play Meredith, an architect who is working with contractor Joel on a big project. Her upfront manner, her good looks, and her relationship with Joel causes Julia to question their marriage. Meanwhile, Denman will play Ed, a stay-at-home dad who meets Julia when they volunteer together at their children's school. Adding these two »
From the press release:
Are you ready for a spine-chilling global avalanche of Indian zombies, Israeli oldboys, vengeance-crazed Vikings, Swedish mesmerists, Irish telekinesis, Argentine undead, Aussie bone-crushers, murderous Mormons and Chilean assassins?
Film4 FrightFest 2013, returning for its 4teenth year, has unveiled its biggest line-up in history. From Thurs 22 August to Monday 26 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square to present 51 films on three screens. Empire 1 will house the main event while the Discovery strands will play in Empires 2 & 4. The new FrightFest Xtra strand, also in Screen 2, will allow fans to catch up with sold-out performances of the most popular attractions.
This year there are eleven countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-three UK or European premieres and ten world premieres.
The world premieres include our opening night attraction The Dead 2: India from the Ford Brothers, »
In a TV Guide story, producers revealed there were talks to spinoff Ed Helms' Andy Bernard in a take on PBS's "An American Family."
"We were going to do a mockumentary version of the Loud family, with Helms' Andy as the dad and Catherine Tate [who later joined 'The Office' as Nellie Bertram] as the mom, living in a cul-de-sac somewhere in America. But in the intervening year, 'Modern Family' came out," Greg Daniels said. "And they did it."
Other "Office" spinoff ideas included a Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) family show, Craig Robinson getting his own show as Darryl and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) on his beet farm. "The problem was you didn't want to do anything that hurt the mother ship," former executive producer Michael Schur told TV Guide. »
- Chris Harnick
NBC will air a special one-hour The Office retrospective on Thursday, May 16, directly before the sitcom concludes its nine-season run with its one-hour series finale. NBC News is producing the special, which will include interviews with executive producers Greg Daniels, Paul Lieberstein, and Ben Silverman, as well as actors John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, Mindy Kaling, Ed Helms, Angela Kinsey, Craig Robinson, Oscar Nunez and B.J. Novak. (Steve Carell was not available to sit for a farewell interview.)
In addition, the program will include footage of early actor auditions — Adam Scott could’ve been Jim, people! — relive favorite moments, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Newsflash: There was more to yesterday’s episode of Parks and Recreation than Ron getting sued and guest appearances by Annabeth Gish and J.K. Simmons. As USC doctoral candidate George Carstocea points out on his blog, the whole half-hour was one long homage to David Foster Wallace’s massive novel Infinite Jest — the number one book you pretend to have read in college.
Parks and Rec showrunner Michael Schur — a.k.a. the guy who occasionally plays Mose on The Office — is an admitted Dfw-phile. He wrote his undergraduate thesis on Wallace, directed a Decemberists video based on Wallace’s 1,079-page opus, »
- Hillary Busis
Jake Johnson is the latest actor to gamble on a leap up to Emmy's lead race for Best Comedy Actor. Johnson, who plays underachieving bartender Nick Miller on the sophomore comedy "New Girl," submitted in supporting last year but wasn't nominated. His co-star Max Greenfield earned a bid in that category, but lost to "Modern Family's" Eric Stonestreet. -Insertgroups:12- Johnson follows a string of actors who have promoted themselves in recent years. Adam Scott ("Parks and Recreation"), Garret Dillahunt ("Raising Hope"), and Ed Helms ("The Office") all made the move, though none of them managed to break through. One actor made a successful transition last year -- after Charlie Sheen's dismissal from "Two and a Half Men," Jon Cryer jumped from supporting to lead, which he won in one of the night's biggest upsets. Lead-acting races are usually the most competitive at the Emmys. Howev »
As Shia Labeouf Tom Chiarella once wrote, a real man can own up to his mistakes. And though Labeouf — whose gradual transformation into Adam from Girls seems nearly complete — hasn’t yet acknowledged that publishing private emails on Twitter probably isn’t the best idea, the actor can admit that he got straight-up fired from Broadway’s Orphans. The reason? He and ex-costar Alec Baldwin “had tension, as men. Not as artists — as men.”
As Labeouf told David Letterman last night, “I’m pretty passionate and impulsive, and he’s a very passionate individual as well. And I think that »
- Hillary Busis
What we know so far is that Ravenswood is a town not far from the "Liars" setting of Rosewood, Pa. It is the home of a deadly curse, which is about to rear its ugly head again, when five strangers find themselves entangled in said curse.
We also know the spin-off will officially be introduced during the Pll Halloween special, but that there will be some teases dropped during the summer season, an ABC Family rep tells Zap2it.
This being ABC Family, we would wager the five strangers will be teenagers, or in their early 20s, maybe. So here is some wish-list casting we'd like to see.
A staple in the early seasons of "Dexter," Robinson has been »
Before she was an Oscar winner, Octavia Spencer was a character actress, making regular guest star appearances on shows like "The Wizards of Waverly Place" and "Ugly Betty" ... and even auditioning for the role of Donna on "Parks and Recreation."
When Retta -- the actress who got the part on the beloved NBC comedy -- was asked how she transitioned from standup to "Parks and Rec," she said, "My manager called and said they were casting a pilot. Octavia Spencer and a lot of other of my 'types' were there."
Prior to her Academy Award-winning role in "The Help," Spencer also appeared in episodes of "Lax," "The X-Files," "ER" and "The Big Bang Theory." Post-Oscar, she also appeared in the final season of "30 Rock" as herself.
- Chris Harnick
Wilson posted a photo on his Facebook page Tuesday (March 19) of the sign-in sheet from the first day of auditions for the show on Nov. 6, 2003. The show's casting director, Allison Jones, kept the document and gave it to Wilson when filming ended last week, he says.
Wilson, who at the time was recurring on HBO's "Six Feet Under," was the first person to audition and signed in as auditioning for either Dwight, the role he'd end up getting, or Michael, eventually played by Steve Carell (who came aboard in early 2004). Others auditioning to play Dwight included Matt Besser ("Walk Hard"), Matt Price ("Men of a Certain Age") and Jarrett Grode ("Undeclared").
Price would end up guesting on »
Leslie Knope’s one true love, wooing a mousy receptionist played by 24′s Chloe O’Brian? Bridesmaids’s secret air marshal explaining to an invisible documentary crew that he wants people to be afraid of how much they love him? A kooky beet farmer/paper salesman who doubles as a founding member of the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade improv troupe?
“This is the original sign-in sheet for the first day of casting for The Office »
- Hillary Busis
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