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Iggy Azalea owned the summer with "Fancy," and with Ariana Grande's "Problem" and "Black Widow" featuring Rita Ora; she may very well some of the fall, too, as her Spring album "The New Classic" is getting the deluxe reissue treatment with all-new songs, as "Re-Classified." Among those: "Iggy Szn," in which the Aussie rapper states the obvious. "Bitches gonna hate while critics critique / I pay ‘em no mind whenever they speak, what they make a year I can make in a week.” Ahem, rub it in why don't you. "Re-Classified" will be out on Nov. 24. Another new track, "Beg For It," will be out tomorrow (Oct. 24) and she plays "Saturday Night Live" for the first time (with host Jim Carrey) on Saturday. Azalea is also the leader of American Music Awards nominations this year, with six nods; the show takes place on Nov. 23, a day before her redux album hits shelves. »
- Katie Hasty
Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime are going to be a godsend to Hollywood’s major studios in the coming years, if projections issued Thursday from Rbc Capital Markets are any indication.
Analyst David Bank estimates that the three biggest subscription VOD services will spend a collective $6.8 billion on programming in 2015. Not only does that represents a healthy increase over the $5.2 billion estimated to hit the studios this year, but he expects double-digit year-over-year increases in Svod syndication spend for “years to come” taking into account the aggressive international expansion of companies like Netflix in particular.
That Svod spend will still be dwarfed by the expected $18.4 billion projected next year for off-network domestic syndication spending from cable, but the gap between digital and TV dollars may close in the future given cable channels likely aren’t going to grow as dramatically 5-10 years from now.
By Bank’s calculations, Svod »
- Andrew Wallenstein
Stand-up comic (and Gotham Award-nominated breakout) Jenny Slate didn't go from zero to breakout overnight. Typically, like many performers, she's had wins and losses--like her gig on Saturday Night Live. It wasn't a good fit, she admits now in our video interview below. Clearly, Sundance hit "Obvious Child" suited her talents perfectly, as writer-director Gillian Robespierre carefully crafted this dramedy vehicle for her. "Obvious Child" started out as a 2009 20-minute short starring Slate. After the short nabbed positive attention online and from film festivals, Robespierre went ahead with a full-fledged feature. It took more than four years to get made. She funded the film independently with private equity investors and grants--Rooftop Films, the San Francisco FIlm Society, the Tribeca Film Institute-- and finished it with Kickstarter funds. A24 acquired the film out of Sundance; it's holding well in current release. "When I read the »
- Anne Thompson
ABC is making a modern “Phantom of the Opera” TV series “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry drama’s project — set “in the sexy and cutthroat world of the modern-day music business” — will not be a musical, but will contain musical elements (like “Nashville”). Foo Fighters gets a "60 Minutes" profile Anderson Cooper sits down with Dave Grohl and the band on Sunday’s show. 10 years ago today: Ashlee Simpson was caught lip-synching on “SNL” It was one of the most embarrassing moments in “Saturday Night Live” history, but Ashlee really was sick. »
- Norman Weiss
Jim Carrey's been super-busy these days. The actor's got Dumb and Dumber To coming out next month, he's going to be all over the place promoting that, he's found himself a new lady friend... At least, that's the story told in one of several new promos touting his hosting appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend, all of which we've got for you right here. To "make headlines" and "cut through the clutter and make hashtags happen," cast member Aidy Bryant suggests that they start dating and Carrey thinks that's a great idea. "We're dating by the way, for reals," he says straight-faced, "literally not joking. Our couple name is »
Ready for the next Brangelina? In the new promos from the upcoming episode of "Saturday Night Live," host Jim Carrey reveals that he's started dating "SNL" star Aidy Brant (sort of)."I feel like there’s not enough buzz going into this thing," the "Dumb & Dumber To" actor says. "We need to do something right now that will get headlines, that will cut through the clutter and make hashtags happen." When Aidy suggests they start dating, Carrey agrees and even leans in for a very awkward kiss!The best part of their fake Hollywood romance is their Bennifer-esque nickname and hashtag — which, in their case, is #Jaidy. The comedian also performs a less than flattering impression of his new lady, before they both become demons.Did we mention this is the Halloween episode? Watch the spooky promos above to see Jim tonguing Jason's signature hockey mask and swinging a machete! »
- tooFab Staff
Oscar producers: Neil Patrick Harris received the Academy's only formal offer to host Responding to a Hollywood Reporter report that Harris was the 4th choice to host the Oscars, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron released a statement saying: “After every Oscar show there is always a discussion as to who will host the next one. Many names are discussed and sometimes even floated without there being any formal offers. At times, these casual discussions take on a life of their own, and some are eager to break a story without knowing the facts. Neil Patrick Harris received the Academy’s formal offer. He is the perfect choice for the Oscars and will be the consummate host.” Anderson Cooper ticks off a reporter by refusing to take a selfie with him at the Canadian shooting site “No, I will not take a photo with you on a day where someone was killed! »
- Norman Weiss
Welcome to the world, little Gus! Ashley Williams and her husband Neal Dodson have welcomed their first child together, her rep confirms to Us Weekly. The How I Met Your Mother alum gave birth at home on Sunday, Oct. 5. Their baby boy Gus Williams Dodson weighed in at 8 lbs., 8 oz., and measured 20 1/2 inches long. Williams' former Himym costar Cobie Smulders announced yesterday she's expecting her second child with Saturday Night Live's Taran Killam. Williams played Victoria on the show from 2006 to 2014. The [...] »
NBCUniversal has agreed to pay $6.4 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by unpaid interns at “Saturday Night Live” and other NBC shows alleging violation of wage laws. The details of the agreement were contained in court papers filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in New York by attorneys for the interns. The deal still must be signed off by the judge. See photos: ‘Saturday Night Live's’ Not So Colorful Past: A History of Its Diversity (Photos) Attorneys Outten & Golden Llp alleged in the federal court lawsuit that NBCUniversal violated federal Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law. »
- Mike Fleeman
Tina Fey throws some serious shade.
Leave it to Tina Fey to always tell it like it is.
Fey used her stage time at Elle's Women in Hollywood Awards Monday night to pay tribute to the late Saturday Night Live star Jan Hooks, who passed away on Oct. 9 at age 57, and took a surprising dig at Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo star Rob Schneider in the process.
Fey cast Hooks to play Jane Krakowski's mother on 30 Rock, and said that the comedian was underappreciated in Hollywood.
"We needed to cast Jane Krakowski's estranged Florida dirtbag mother, and I thought, My God, do you think we could get Jan Hooks?" Fey said, via Vanity Fair. "And the answer was like, 'Yeah, you can get her.' She was living in Woodstock. And the phone was not ringing."
"It made me sad when she passed, and it »
When asked by CraveOnline if he's talking with Marvel Studios about directing a superhero movie, after helping out on the Ant-Man script rewrites, Adam McKay teased--- "I just did a big rewrite on Ant-Man with Paul Rudd and had such a great time working with [Marvel] that we’re kicking around ideas. But yeah, maybe I would take on one of the characters so we haven’t locked in anything, but discussions are definitely going on." McKay's film sensibilities are definitely skewed towards comedy, with a long stint directing/writing "Saturday Night Live", and then moving on to hilarious comedic films such as "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Bergandy", "Step Brothers" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby". Still, don't let that fool you into believing Marvel would only utilize McKay for a comedic film. Remember, prior to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, director sibling duo, The Russo Bros. »
Who doesn't love to laugh? Whether your taste runs to R-rated raunch, classic yuks or witty British humor, you'll find something hilarious to stream on Netflix.
Right now, there are movies starring Robin Williams, Walter Matthau, Jack Black, Goldie Hawn and a nice selection of films showcasing the comedy chops of Joan Cusack. (Availability subject to change, so get streaming now!)
1. "The Addams Family" (1991) PG-13
Everyone's favorite macabre family is wonderfully portrayed by Anjelica Huston as Morticia, Raul Julia as Gomez, Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester and Christina Ricci as Wednesday. Spooky fun, just in time for Halloween.
2. "The Bad News Bears" (1976) PG
3. "Bernie" (2011) PG-13
Jack Black stars in the real-life story of a mortician who ends »
- Sharon Knolle
It's been 10 years since the hoedown, and you can still feel the awkward!
On that fateful night back in 2004, Ashlee performed her first song, "Pieces of Me," without a hitch. But, when it came time for her second song, vocals for "Pieces of Me" began playing, again – and Ashlee… kind of panicked and broke out into an awkward hoedown.
Once she realized there was no coming back after her little jig, she held her head down and sauntered off stage, leaving her band to continue playing for around 30 seconds before SNL cut to commercial.
Video: Behind the Scenes at Saturday Night Live
Simpson re-joined host Jude Law at the end of the episode with a brief explanation.
"I feel so bad my band started playing the wrong song and I had »
Jim Carrey will definitely be in a trick or treat mode for Saturday Night Live’s Halloween show, with the emphasis on tricks, according to a new promo. Carrey appears in a couple of quick shots to announce his guest hosting appearance and musical guest Iggy Azalea. SNL cast member Aidy Bryant plays Carrey’s foil while he goes through a number of goofs during the promo clip. ...Read More »
Promos are out for this week's Saturday Night Live with host, Jim Carrey, and musical guest, Iggy Azalea. The videos show Carrey, who is hosting for the third time, and Aidy Bryant, who are apparently dating now. Carrey, for example, treats viewers to one of his world-famous impressions, this time with Bryant as his subject. Oh, and did we mention this is the Halloween episode? Carrey dons a Jason-esque mask, knife in hand. Other frights are in store. Watch the promos here, if you dare: »
- C. Molly Smith
Dana Carvey can do no wrong in my eyes -- because my eyes have not seen "The Master of Disguise." The legendary "SNL" star visited Conan O'Brien to throw down a few impressions. His impressions of Scarface and Liam Neeson at Thanksgiving is pretty insane and awesome. Conan basically sustains a cackle the entire time. His Neil Young impression, an old favorite, is also worth noting. »
- Louis Virtel
Jim Carrey is returning to host SNL for the third time - HuffPost Entertainment This new song from the Annie soundtrack is not what we expected - Moviefone Find out what set piece from The Avengers is hanging in Rdj's office - Moviepilot 50 gaping plot holes from Batman Begins - Cracked That time Mel Gibson performed with Second City in the '90s - Splitsider The latest, greatest songs from The Originals - The Vampire Diaries Who is the mysterious redheaded woman from Supernatural? - BuddyTV This Princess Jasmine costume is gross and gorgeous - Popsugar Beauty »
--SNL's Cecily Strong and her dog Lucy hosting Vanity Fair and Shinola's celebration for the launch of their new pet accessories line in collaboration with Bruce Weber benefitting Best Friends Animal Society at Shinola’s flagship store in TriBeCa NYC. --Chrissy Teigen picking up some Helmut Lang tops and Zoe Karssen tees for the fall at new store coop & spree in Soho NYC. --Kacey Musgraves performing her latest hit songs at the launch party for Zodiac Vodka at The Rustic in Dallas, TX. --Rick Ross sipping Belaire Rosé bubbly [...] »
World, meet new celebrity power couple #Jaidy. Oh, you hate them? Sorry. Jim Carrey and “SNL” star Aidy Bryant are the type of comic actors that will do anything for attention, even if that means using this week's “Saturday Night Live” promos to create a fake Hollywood relationship, complete with an obnoxious nickname and hashtag — which in their case, is #Jaidy. So maybe the results weren't well-received and the hashtag didn't trend, but it made for a pretty funny (if awkward) commercial for the upcoming episode. See photos: Party Report in Pictures: Jennifer Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon, Jon Stewart and SNL's Week Off First. »
- Tony Maglio
Neil Patrick Harris was the 4th choice to host Oscars — after Ellen, Chris Rock and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Ellen DeGeneres was against hosting for a 3rd time, according to The Hollywood Reporter, while a deal with 2005 host Chris Rock “failed to materialize.” “Veep” star Louis-Dreyfus, meanwhile, said no to hosting. Bryan Cranston responds to Toys ‘R Us pulling “Breaking Bad” toys: "Nicely played Florida Mom" "Word on the street is that they were sent to Belize,” he tweeted. World Series delivers its worst Game 1 overnight ratings ever Last night’s blowout win was topped by “NCIS,” “NCIS: New Orleans” and “The Voice.” Plus: “Selfie” sees a slight rise, and “Marry Me” falls about 15-20% in Week 2. Click Read Full Post For More PBS: At least 33 million watched part of “The Roosevelts” The average audience for all seven episodes was 9.2 million. Melissa Rivers is poised to inherit more than $100M from Joan Rivers »
- Norman Weiss
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