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Andy Samberg and Kit Harington will star in HBO tennis mockumentary

49 minutes ago | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Looks like it’s Brooklyn vs. bastard on the court at Wimbledon. EW has confirmed that Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) will play a pair of tennis rivals in a one-off HBO mockumentary about a seven-day match at Wimbledon. Titled 7 Days in Hell, the comedy will star Samberg as a superstar tennis “bad boy” Aaron Williams and Harington as Charles Lloyd Poole, a young prodigy.

The project is based on an idea by Samberg and Murray Miller, a writer and co-executive producer on Girls. Miller will write the script, with Jake Szymanski (Saturday Night Live) directing. »

- Jackson McHenry

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Andy Samberg and Kit Harington to Headline HBO Tennis Mockumentary

2 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The behind-the-scenes drama of the tennis world is about to get the mockumentary treatment, and Andy Samberg will be donning the short shorts. The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actor will team up with Kit Harington of “Game of Thrones” in the sports mocumentary “7 Days in Hell,” an HBO movie about a seven-day-long match at Wimbledon set between bitter rivals, the network confirmed to TheWrap. The movie is being written by Murray Miller, who is a writer and co-executive producer of “Girls,” from an original concept by Miller and Samberg. The movie will be directed by “SNL” alum Jake Szymanski. Also read: Andy Samberg on ‘Brooklyn. »

- Joel Keller

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TVLine Items: Mayim's Candid, Conan Is Beheaded, Big Bang Status and More

3 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Big Bang Theory‘s Mayim Bialik will help serve up beaucoup real-life bazingas as host of TV Land’s Candid Camera revival.

Per Entertainment Weekly, Bialik will cohost with Peter Funt, son of Candid Camera creator Allen Funt. The on-camera pranking series will debut Monday, Aug. 11 airing new episodes every night that week through Thursday, before settling into a weekly Tuesday schedule.

Related Mircea Monroe, Aimee Garcia Join Michael Rosenbaum in TV Land Pilot

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well….

♦ Speaking of Big Bang Theory, our sister site Deadline reports there has been no “significant progress »

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Andy Samberg Joins Sports Mockumentary '7 Days in Hell'

3 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Andy Samberg and Kit Harington will lead the all-star ensemble cast of HBO's upcoming sports mockumentary 7 Days in Hell.

Written by Murray Miller, best known for his work on HBO's Girls, 7 Days in Hell follows the fierce competition between two tennis rivals as they compete in an epic 7 day match at Wimbledon.

The movie actually isn't too far fetched. To date, the longest tennis match record, held on Court 18 at Wimbledon, went for 11 hours over the course of three days as John Isner and Nicolas Mahut battled it out during the 2010 Championships.

Also appearing in 7 Days in Hell are Fred Armisen, Lena Dunham, Will Forte, Karen Gillan, Howie Mandel, Soledad O'Brien (playing herself), Michael Sheen, Mary Steenburgen and June Squibb.

Andy Samberg is playing tennis superstar and bad boy Aaron Williams, while Kit Harington will play tennis prodigy and certified truck driver Charles Poole. Karen Gillan is playing a super »

- MovieWeb

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Emmy Creative Arts Nominees: Music Branch’s Voting System Delivers Fresh Nominees

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

For years, the Emmy judging process in the music categories was decried as biased against newcomers, a “popularity contest” in which, year after year, the same composers were nominated and inevitably won.

No more. Today the 360-member TV Academy music branch has the most rigorous voting process in the entire Academy, one in which every single entry is viewed and judged by a minimum of six fellow branch members — and which presumably has leveled the playing field to give others a chance at Emmy gold.

The result is that 23 of the 41 nominees in the five music categories are first-timers, ranging from A-list film composers (Alan Silvestri for “Cosmos”) and top music producers (T Bone Burnett for “True Detective”) to busy TV composers (James Levine for “American Horror Story: Coven”) and little-known songwriters (on everything from “Saturday Night Live” to Disney Channel and Comedy Central series).

“It’s probably the fairest »

- Jon Burlingame

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Q&A: DC Entertainment’s Jim Lee on Batman, Comic-Con and Zack Snyder

23 July 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As Batman celebrates his 75th anniversary, DC Entertainment’s co-publisher Jim Lee, who has frequently drawn the Caped Crusader for covers and notable comicbooks like “Hush,” is attending his 27th Comic-Con in San Diego this week.

What’s the lure of Batman?

“There’s a primal element to the character. He’s obviously a human being without super powers. Underneath it all he’s like the knight personified. He’s the personification of justice, the crusader against crime, a normal man that’s pushed himself everywhere possible to become the best crime fighter ever. That’s very aspirational. The fact he’s this guy without superpowers and can hold his own against Darkseid and Superman shows that one can accomplish what one is driven to achieve.”

What’s your favorite part of Batman to draw? 

“Running across the rooftops is a classic Batman activity. There’s something very cool seeing »

- Marc Graser

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Deauville to honour Will Ferrell

23 July 2014 5:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Deauville American Film Festival to screen a retrospective of Us comedian’s work.

Will Ferrell, the Us actor, screenwriter and producer behind Anchorman and Stepbrothers, is to be honoured by France’s 40th Deauville American Film Festival (Sept 5-15).

Festival director Bruno Barde described Ferrell as “the king of American comedy”.

“Zany, caustic, satirical, off-the-wall and over-the-top; he is all that and more - a pure delight for the audience, in the same vein as Jerry Lewis, Peter Sellers, and the Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker trio,” he added.

The former Saturday Night Live star, who voiced the villain in this year’s The Lego Movie, recently wrapped in production on the comedy Get Hard, directed by Etan Cohen and set for release in March 2015.

Ferrell will join Us actress Jessica Chastain and director James Cameron, who will present his latest film Deepsea Challenger 3D, in the seaside Normandy town. »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Best of Late Night TV: John Stamos' New 'Manny' Service, Dwayne Johnson's Thigh Workout, Ricky Gervais' Marriage Apathy (Video)

23 July 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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.

John Stamos was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to plug his movie "My Man Is a Loser." Obviously, Uncle Jesse is not a loser, but he plays a playboy in the movie. He told Jimmy Kimmel he believes in the institution of marriage (he was married once, to Rebecca Romijn), despite getting caught up in the idea of the whole bachelor life "so guys like you can live vicariously through me." John said he'd switch lives with Jimmy in a heartbeat, to have a beautiful wife and baby. "She'll go to you," Jimmy deadpanned of his wife, Molly. Watch the video for John's weird attempt at a compliment to "fertilize" Jimmy's wife. »

- Gina Carbone

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Dwayne Johnson in Way Better Shape Than Jimmy Fallon in ‘Tonight Show’ Workout Videos

22 July 2014 11:58 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Dwayne Johnson and Jimmy Fallon talked about two of their favorite workout gurus from the 1980s — and somehow the 1950s as well — on “The Tonight Show.” They offered three “clips” of the Fungo Brothers showcasing workout techniques that may have been ahead of their time. It was a silly bit that could have come right out of Fallon's days on “Saturday Night Live.” He even struggled to keep a straight face throughout the sketch, which was kind of his “SNL” signature move. Also read: Dwayne Johnson's ‘Ballers’ Ordered to Series by HBO It didn't help that they had to run back. »

- Jason Hughes

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Dan Aykroyd says Ghostbusters III to Begin in Spring 2015

22 July 2014 6:18 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Actor, SNL alumni, and vodka entrepreneur Dan Aykroyd announced this morning on NBC's Today Show that Ghostbusters 3 is a go. To the best of his knowledge.

Spending time in NBC studios, Aykroyd was there to talk to Carson Daly about his role in the upcoming James Brown bio-pic Get on Up due in theaters August 1st.

Towards the end of the interview, Carson brought up Ghostbusters III in which he stated

"It looks like we'll be in pre-production in the spring now, from what I'm hearing..It should be good."

At this time, no further details have been present other then this piece of information nor has Sony Pictures confirmed anything. And before anyone asks, no, there will not be any surprise announcements at Sdcc this week by the above mentioned parties.

Aykroyd did go into fond memories of filming the original movie back in 1984 where he talked about »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jonathan M Cook)

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Zach Galifianakis Recreates National's Documentary for 'Funny or Die'

22 July 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The National's Mistaken for Strangers turned out to be less of a traditional rockumentary than a fascinating portrait of two brothers who couldn't be less alike. Now, Zach Galifianakis has his heart set on turning the story of brothers Matt and Tom Berninger into an intense, emotionally harrowing theatrical production, as chronicled in this excellent new Funny or Die clip.

Kindness of 'Strangers': 6 Things We Learned From the National Doc

Galifianakis — burnt out by his turn in the off-Broadway production of Shrek and in search of a role with more »

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10 Comics to Watch: Fortune Feimster Graduates From Late-Night to ‘Cabot College’

22 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After 11 years living in Los Angeles, Fortune Feimster still hasn’t been able to shake her North Carolina accent. That twang, plus a brash, unafraid-to-be-silly attitude that suggests a female Chris Farley, made for some pretty agonizing auditions early on, including two near-miss “Saturday Night Live” tests.

“I’m not your typical woman comic,” admits Feimster, who studied improv with the Groundlings for several years before joining their Sunday Company. “I never wanted my size or my accent or my sexuality to define me. I wanted to take what I had and do things you wouldn’t expect I’d be able to do.”

The unconventional comic credits Chelsea Handler with looking past things that seemed to trip up other casting agents. “She just got it,” Feimster says. “The nice thing about Chelsea is that she puts people on TV that maybe other people wouldn’t give a chance to. »

- Peter Debruge

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15 Things We Learned At the Fox TCA: Scoop on 'Gotham,' 'The Simpsons,' and More

21 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Fox held their Television Critics Association presentation this Sunday and we were right there to get all the latest details on the network's fall lineup. We already filled you in on what NBC and ABC had to offer this past week, but let's get down to business with new news from shows like "Gotham," "Sleepy Hollow," "The Mindy Project," and more.

1. Will this be "Bones" final season?

Fox CEO Peter Rice has high hopes for the long-running procedural: "I hope it's not the last year." He also admitted it's Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz (um, the show's leads) last year contractually and they haven't had that conversation yet.

2. "24" may live another day.

Rice loved this year's season and said the show "has many more stories to tell." So, more Jack Bauer then?

3. The new Batman prequel, "Gotham," will stay true to the comics. In a way.

Showrunner Bruno Heller revealed »

- Alana Altmann

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Kanye West Is a Blowfish, Not a Shark

21 July 2014 6:33 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Just when you thought his quotes couldn't get crazier, he calls himself a blowfish.

"History's gonna be harder to make than I thought." Just when you thought his quotes couldn't get crazier, Kanye West calls himself a blowfish.

The 36-year-old rapper covers the August issue of GQ magazine and responds to his temperamental public persona by comparing himself to animals. "But also, there's no fangs. I don't have fangs. I'm a porcupine. I'm a blowfish. Like, I'm a--what's the fish that blows up?" West asked GQ's Zach Baron.

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"Yeah. I'm a blowfish. I'm not a shark, I'm a blowfish. ...People have me pinned as a shark or a predator in some way, and in no way am I that. I wouldn't want to hurt anyone. I want to defend people. I want to help people."

Showing a bit of humility, the Yeezus artist told the men's magazine that he's no »

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First Still From Judd Apatow’s ‘Trainwreck’ Starring Amy Schumer & Bill Hader

21 July 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

There’s a new film from Judd Apatow around the corner and today we’ve got the first, possibly purposefully set-up, behind-the-scenes shot from Trainwreck.

This is Apatow’s first movie for three years and I’m looking forward to seeing the final film. Among the huge cast, the leads take the shape of Amy Schumer and Bill Hader. Schumer wrote the script for this one and she’s claimed that it’s based on her own life experiences. She then took it to Apatow, who helped with the screenplay and reportedly he really pushed her to get deep down and personal. I’m also quite enjoying that not many plot details have been released, with the only knowledge being that Schumer in the lead is trying to rebuild her life with her boyfriend, best friend and parents. And that’s it!

Daniel Radcliffe and Marisa Tomei were recently added to the production, »

- Dan Bullock

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14 Ben & Jerry's Flavors Named After Celebrities!

20 July 2014 7:55 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Check out these Hollywood-themed ice cream flavors in celebration of National Ice Cream Day!

Sunday, July 20, marks the 30th anniversary of National Ice Cream Day. The first was in 1984, as proclaimed by President Ronald Regan.

Today's the day to treat yourself, but what if you aren't satisfied with regular flavors? What if boring old vanilla, chocolate and strawberry don't have enough Hollywood star power for your taste buds?

Here are 14 Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors that celebrate celebrities!

Also, if you somehow missed National Ice Cream Day, the whole month of July was also legally proclaimed National Ice Cream Month!

Willie Nelson’s Country Peach Cobbler

Named After: Willie Nelson

Ingredients: Peach ice cream with cinnamon sugar shortbread pieces and peach swirl.

Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road

Named After: Elton John

Ingredients: Chocolate ice cream, peanut butter, cookie dough, brickle candy pieces and white chocolate chunks.

Scotchy Scotch Scotch

Named After: Will Ferrell's Anchorman character Ron Burgandy »

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'Mulaney' Star Downplays 'Seinfeld' Comparisons With a Wink and a Nod

20 July 2014 12:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

John Mulaney is ready to face those Seinfeld comparisons. The Emmy-winning former Saturday Night Live writer addressed the inevitable questions about the clear similarities between his Fox sitcom, Mulaney, and the classic Jerry Seinfeld comedy — albeit with a wink. “Just watched Seinfeld and copied it. They run it all the time, so it was easy,” Mulaney joked to reporters during the show’s Television Critics Association press tour session about his inspiration. Story Fox's John Mulaney Comedy Gets Additional 10-Episode Order Like NBC’s Seinfeld, each episode of Mulaney opens with the comedian performing stand-up and puts

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- Philiana Ng

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Mulaney EPs Talk Seinfeld Similarities, a 'Potent' Ensemble and Dean Cain

20 July 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Fox’s “cynical-but-hopeful” comedy Mulaney has been on an interesting journey since its early days as an NBC pilot — but creator/executive producer/star John Mulaney is confident in the show’s future, largely because of the strength of its cast.

Related Fox’s Fall Premiere Plan Includes Family Guy/Simpsons Crossover, 3-Part Utopia Launch, Late Mulaney Start

“The biggest revelation to me [during this process] was seeing the strength of the ensemble,” Mulaney told reporters Sunday during the Television Critics Association summer press tour, noting that we’ll really see the cast come together in Episode 6. “This is a very potent weapon. »

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John Mulaney on Self-Titled Fox Comedy: ‘I Just Watched ‘Seinfeld’ and Copied It’

20 July 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

John Mulaney (pictured above center) has a pretty good strategy for his once-nbc and now Fox comedy, “Mulaney” – ”I just watched ‘Seinfeld’ and copied it,” the former “SNL” writer joked at Sunday's Television Critics Association panel. He added: ”They run it all the time. It was easy.” The easy comparison though, is not completely a joke. Mulaney is a clean-cut, suit-wearing comic a la Jerry Seinfeld. His observational material is not completely unlike Seinfeld's, and the multi-camera sitcom follows the protagonist curating a stand-up career, also like “Seinfeld.” Also read: Fox's Peter Rice: ‘American Idol’ Is ‘Aging Gracefully,’ But Contestants Are a Problem Plus, »

- Tony Maglio

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How Ben Affleck Helped Create Weekend Update's Stefon

20 July 2014 12:26 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

You might know John Mulaney from his work as a stand-up, but most likely, you know him as the Saturday Night Live writer who created Bill Hader's Stefon character. While promoting his own new show on Fox, Mulaney, during Fox's Summer TCA panels, the comedian divulged the tale of how one of SNL's most beloved characters came into existence. Here's the story! "Stefon came about in a sketch that we did at about 4 in the morning one night when Ben Affleck was hosting. It was a sketch where Stefon, the character that we eventually put in Weekend Update, was trying to pitch a movie with his brother, and they're very different. Ben Affleck is playing this straight-laced screenwriter, and Stefon is his brother, interrupting the pitch. It was similar to the character you saw, but in a totally different setting. Once we brought Stefon on to be a commentator on Weekend Update, »

- Maggie Pehanick

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