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If you’ve ever wondered what Women & Women First looked like long before it opened its doors, Portlandia‘s fifth season — bowing in January — is for you.
Expect the episodes to go deep with your favorite characters, such as feminist bookstore owners Toni and Candace, who’ll reveal how they came to open Portland’s lady-championing storefront.
"Saturday Night Live" has announced its last three hosts of 2014, and the list includes two faces familiar to Studio 8H, and one first-time emcee.
James Franco -- who'll be promoting his new comedy with Seth Rogen, "The Interview" -- will kick things off on December 6, returning to host "SNL" for a third time. Nicki Minaj will serve as the musical guest, marking her second appearance on the program.
On December 13, Martin Freeman, who stars in the final installment of the "Hobbit" trilogy, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," will make his "SNL" hosting debut. The Emmy-winning "Sherlock" star will be joined by musical guest Charlie Xcx, who is also making her first appearance on the show.
Finally, "SNL" will close out 2014 with Amy Adams, who's marking her second stint as host on December 20. The Oscar nominee will be supported by British boybanders (and recent "Sesame Street" guest stars) One Direction, »
- Katie Roberts
When you spend your week rescuing kittens out of trees, taking on bad guys and getting drunk and fighting with yourself then chances are you’ll miss some of the big movie stories that have happened. Well fear not, intrepid superhero person. We’ve got you covered! To increase the saliva flow, some new posters for Mocking Jay Part One turned up Daniel Bruhl has been cast in Captain America Civil War Proving the world is ending sooner than we think, the first trailer for Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 turned up Christoph Waltz is headed for Bond land and went to Sesame Street too Have plastic sheets at the ready as the new trailer for Fifty Shades of Meh arrived! Jessica Chastain is Intense in the first trailer for A Most Violent Year You’ll never guess who is making a cameo in Dumb & Dumber To Get a glimpse of »
- email@example.com (Vic Barry)
Cookie Monster said what? No, not Cookie Monster. Yes, Cookie Monster. In honor of Sesame Street's 45th birthday, Jimmy Kimmel broadcast a special edition of his weekly tribute to the FCC, "This Week in Unnecessary Censorship." Only this time, it featured the puppets and citizens of the classic children's show getting down and dirty. Read more: 10 Reasons Why Everyone Loves 'Sesame Street' With an assortment of bleeped words and blurred body parts, the clip shows — or at least purports to show — more than a few shocking sequences. You can watch the clip for yourself below, but be forewarned
- Diana Swartz
A team of Muppet fans is paying homage to Adult Swim's viral video sensation Too Many Cooks with their own silly parody, starring Sesame Street's Cookie Monster. Read more 'Too Many Cooks' Creator on Sudden Success: "72 Hours of Constant Adrenaline" Too Many Cookies was produced by Tough Pigs, a group calling themselves "Muppet fans who grew up," according to their website. At a little over one minute long, the Muppet video is a fraction of the length of Adult Swim's 11-minute odyssey and good for a smile. Read more 'Too Many Cooks' Creator Reveals 6 Sources of
- Diana Swartz
This week, Anderson Cooper found out that his colleagues hate his new scented candle, and Christoph Waltz gave a dramatic reading of the Sesame Street theme. Hulu unveiled the trailer for Season 2 of its series The Wrong Mans, and Bryan Cranston narrated a children's book called You Have to F---ing Eat. Also, in late night news, Channing Tatum and Jimmy Fallon played a rousing game of "Box of Lies" on The Tonight Show, and Jack McBrayer recalled the time he clocked Mariah Carey in the face with a Frisbee. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
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- TV Guide News
Kathy Griffin is in talks to replace Joan Rivers on “Fashion Police” Griffin recently confirmed she had been offered the job, but said, “I don’t know if the situation is correct at this time for me or right for me at this time.” Jon Stewart to promote his new movie on “The O’Reilly Factor” After plugging “Rosewater” on CNN, Stewart will appear on another news network that he scorns, Fox News, on Friday. Plus: A look back at Stewart’s side projects, Stewart and Steve Carell had a sweet reunion last night on “The Daily Show,” and watch Stewart sing Taylor Swift. Amy Poehler and Lena Dunham sell almost same number of books Poehler’s “Yes Please” sold 37,000 vs. 38,000 for Dunham’s "Not That Kind of Girl” in their first week. Both are on par with Tina Fey’s “Bossypants,” which sold 38,000 in its first week. Click Read »
- Norman Weiss
To this day, Bill Irwin isn't quite sure why Christopher Nolan asked him to voice the helper-bot Tars in his latest epic, Interstellar. We can make an educated guess: Irwin is a veteran stage and film actor specializing in vaudeville — he's been dubbed “the Clown Prince” — whose appearances range from Waiting for Godot to The Good Wife to Subway Stories and Sesame Street. If any character actor could conquer the mechanical demands of the mostly practical Tars (yes, they really built that shape-shifting monolith), a nimble thespian with a degree from Ringling Bros. Clown College would be a logical choice. Vulture spoke with Irwin about the demands of bringing Tars to life, his intensive work with Interstellar's special-effects and stunt teams, and finding a sardonic voice to fit Tars's programmed personality.Christopher Nolan opted to build a functional Tars instead of creating the robot with CGI. What was he »
- Matt Patches
The Sesame Street theme song is getting a new twist! On Tuesday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, actor Christoph Waltz performed the song in the darkest way possible. Waltz is known for his theatrical performances. From Inglourious Basterds to Django Unchained, he never fails to bring the intensity. So, it comes as no surprise that he did just that while on the talk show. The Muppets Most Wanted actor confessed to Kimmel that he still watches the popular children's show. He also said he found it important that his kids watched it, saying, "I forced my kids to watch it because I thought they need to be Americanized in time, and they were, and I mean in all seriousness I actually admired and loved it and »
“Duck Dynasty” is getting a Las Vegas musical The Robertsons are expanding their franchise in February with the launch of "The Duck Commander Family Musical,” featuring actors playing the famous A&E reality stars as they celebrate their rags-to-riches saga. Yet as the NY Times reports, “several Broadway producers, many of whom are liberal, gay, or both, are aghast that colleagues would work with a family whose patriarch, Phil Robertson, has compared homosexuality to bestiality.” Still, Michael David, the “Jersey Boys” Broadway producer who is launching the “Duck” musical says: “The show will end up challenging the views and assumptions of people across the political spectrum, more than most theater does.” Espn: We didn’t steal “Tosh.0’s” bit “Web Redemption" "This was more of an instance of us using a common phrase than it was copying his wording,” an Espn spokesperson tells TMZ. Nick Cannon will star in NBC »
- Norman Weiss
Welcome to another installment of Rolling Stone's "Everything Index," where we rank the week's pop-culture power players, some of whom even managed to remain fully clothed.
Let's just get this out of the way: Kim Kardashian's butt-baring stunt for Paper magazine has worked to perfection. It's all anyone is talking about, which is pretty depressing – and then you read the caption that accompanies her cover shoot ("Break the Internet") and somehow, it takes you to an even darker place. Are we all pawns in her Pavlovian posterior experiment? Is »
I'm just going to say it: Christoph Waltz is basically the best-looking man in Hollywood. That's bizarre when you considered he's born in 1956 and didn't have a high profile American role until 2009. Those cheekbones! The two-time Oscar winner sat down with Jimmy Kimmel to discuss his favorite kids show, "Sesame Street," which has a much different theme in Austria. Who knew? »
- Louis Virtel
David Krumholtz will play a 72-year-old grandma for an IFC pilot The “Numbers” alum will star in “Gigi’s Bucket List,” which follows a Jewish grandmother in Boca Raton, who pursues everything she deprived herself in her life upon the discovery of millions of dollars in her dead husband’s bank account. “Big Bang Theory” stars mourn Carol Ann Susi’s loss "My heart is broken,” tweeted Kunal Nayyar. "I will miss your smile. Your spirit is forever with us.” Chelsea Handler mimics Kim Kardashian by posting her bare butt on Instagram “Guess which one’s real,” Handler wrote. Click Read Full Post For More Daniel Tosh goes after Espn for allegedly ripping him off Tosh claims Espn stole his “Web Redemption” segment. So he fired back by ripping off “Sports Science.” “Chicago Fire” gets a big boost from the 3-show crossover Ratings were up 29% in the demo for last night’s episode. »
- Norman Weiss
Austrian thespian Christoph Waltz is a master of cinematic menace – just look at his Oscar-winning turns in Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. But on Tuesday night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he took his dramatic skills to a new level with a chilling spoken word rendition of the Sesame Street theme song.
Chilling and hilarious, that is. The bit opens during the actor's sitdown interview with Kimmel, as Waltz explains that he previously forced his children to watch a German-dubbed version of Sesame Street. "It's raw, it's full of despair, »
Remember your childhood, and how it was innocent and pure, and how you learned lessons from excitable puppets with good hearts and intentions? Well, get ready for that to be destroyed by Christoph Waltz, who performed a dramatic reading of the Sesame Street theme song on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night as if he was getting tortured but was slightly into it. Tell us how to get to Sesame Street, so we'll know to avoid those streets. »
- Jesse David Fox
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
Conan O'Brien had the cast of "Sons of Anarchy" on his show Tuesday night. "Conan" posted a great cold open, showing the host attempting to be a ginger badass. They also shared a behind-the-scenes video to show how they put the opening together.
The Soa-themed episode included a special tribute to Charlie Hunnam's naked back, which has gotten a lot of air time on the show. Ah, memories.
Watch the full roundup of Soa cast videos on Conan's site, including Kurt Sutter's fantasy ending for the show, Charlie's final farewell to Jax, and Drea de Matteo's embarrassing confession. There's a lot of good stuff. Here's a tourism ad for Charming, »
- Gina Carbone
Last week, we attended our local comic convention, Rhode Island Comic Con, with the goal of interviewing some of the cons amazing guest lineup for Hey You Geeks. Turns out, the con was a case-study on how not to run a convention. The geeks came in force, but the con just wasn’t equipped to handle the masses. This got us to thinking about the state of geek culture. As experiences have shown, geek culture is booming, but we wonder; Is this the peak? In the long shadow of geekdom, a sub-culture built from outcasts and niche obsessions, what does it mean to be a geek today? After pondering these questions, we end the show with the two fun interviews we did manage to grab at Ri Comic Con, one with Reb Brown, the first Captain America, and the other with Sesame Street and Great Space Coaster puppeteer, Jim Martin. »
- Tony Nunes
Sesame Street premiered on television 45 years ago today, and has been teaching kids valuable lessons with the help of colorful, funny puppets and likable human guest stars ever since. It's perfectly appropriate for kids of any age—but some of the material the show parodies isn't. (Think Mad Men and True Blood). To celebrate the show's 45th birthday, here's a list of spoofs based on the most kid-inappropriate shows Sesame has ever tackled, ranging from political thriller Homeland to motorcycle gang drama Sons of Anarchy. Mad Men (AMC) Real show includes: Violence, drug use, sexual content Sesame Street version: Mad Men on Emc, »
- Ariana Bacle
In honor of its 45 years on television, Sesame Street has mounted an exhibit at the New York Public Library For the Performing Arts that will thrill fans both young and old - and, yes, Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie are all there! We spoke with show archivist Susie Tofte to learn about Sesame's special magic and how it's continuing to thrive into its fifth decade on air. »
Video: Mindy Kaling and Elmo Dancing Together Will Melt Your Heart
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) November 10, 2014
The beloved PBS program is the longest-running children's show in history and has won a staggering 159 Emmy Awards. Seeing as this educational show reaches 156 million kids worldwide in 150 countries, it's no wonder that the stars have been eager to show up on Sesame Street.
Video: Lupita Nyong'o Tells Elmo She Loves Her Skin
However, it took a whole decade on the air before a celebrity came to the neighborhood. In 1979, James Earl Jones was the first star to appear on the kids program. Since then, Neil Patrick Harris, Destiny's Child, Cameron Diaz and Janelle »
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