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While many great sketches and shorts made it to air during the 40th season of Saturday Night Live, for fans of both The Office and The Hobbit, perhaps none were quite as funny or memorable as The Office: Middle Earth, otherwise known as Hobbit Office. Now, bonus footage from the sketch has been released on the SNL YouTube channel. Watch it below…
Martin Freeman was hosting the long-running comedy show in December 2014 to promote The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third and final Peter Jackson Hobbit film, when Hobbit Office originally made its debut. The actor of course played Tim on the original UK version of The Office.
- Justin Cook
The unlikely – but true – story of how film journalist Roger Ebert and thrifty-budget cinematic showman Russ Meyer came to work together was always destined to become a film. Russ & Roger Go Beyond has been developing for a while and Josh Gad has locked in the role of Ebert. Will Ferrell was attached to this one first, after flirting with the idea last August. Since then, Michael Winterbottom has come aboard to direct, working on a new draft of the script with Partridge/Veep laugh-generating experts Neil and Rob Gibbons.Originally Written by Saturday Night Live and Simpsons veteran Christopher Cluess, the comedy focuses on Meyer's late 1960s desire to combine his pulp talents with big studio backing, hashing out a deal with 20th Century Fox boss Richard Zanuck to produce something for a low budget. Targeting soft-core tale Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls, Meyer approached Ebert, then a low-on-the-roster »
A debauched comedy where truth is crazier than fiction, the film is an outrageous look at two no-holds-barred outsiders who defied the Hollywood establishment to make one of the first X-rated films ever released by a major movie studio (“Beyond the Valley of the Dolls”) — having the party of a lifetime in the process.
The film is being produced by Mark Amin’s Sobini Films and David Permut’s Permut Presentations along with Richard Waltzer. The script was penned by Emmy-winning “Saturday Night Live” and “The Simpsons” scribe Christopher Cluess, with Winterbottom, Neil Gibbons and Rob Gibbons doing a polish.
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- Justin Kroll
The 41st season of Saturday Night Live welcomes Jon Rudnitsky as their newest cast member. Jon Rudnitsky Joins ‘SNL’ Rudnitsky, 25, won the Laugh Factory’s Laugh Bowl College Comedy Competition in 2012. At the time he was in his senior year at USC’s Bfa Acting Conservatory. In 2014 Rudnitsky performed an Oscars parody of True Detective […]
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- Elisabet Stenberg
Miley Cyrus will be pulling double duty again when Saturday Night Live kicks off its 41st season in October. As previously reported, the singer/actress, who has hosted SNL twice before, will return for a third time in the Season 41 premiere on Oct. 3, and now NBC has announced that, in addition to hosting, Cyrus will also be the musical guest for the episode. Meanwhile, the following week, on Oct. 10, when Emmy nominee and Trainwreck writer/star Amy Schumer hosts Saturday Night Live, The Weeknd will serve as musical guest. The singer, most well-known for his hit single “Can’t Feel My Face,” which has reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, just released his album, Beauty Behind the Madness, this past Friday, Aug. 28. Lastly, as previously announced, Oct. 17’s episode will feature the highly anticipated return of SNL alum Tracy Morgan, who will be hosting Saturday Night Live for the second »
- Chris King
We already knew that Miley Cyrus, Amy Schumer, and Tracy Morgan would be the first three hosts of SNL's 41st season next month, and now we know the musical guests who will accompany them on the famed stage. In the October 3 season premiere, Cyrus will be joined by her biggest fan, Miley Cyrus; Schumer will be joined by the Weeknd, finally living up to his name; and Tracy Morgan's undoubtedly emotional return to the SNL studio will be soundtracked by the soothing hymns of Demi Lovato. Pretty cool! »
- Nate Jones
The 59Th BFI London Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Programme
You can peruse the programme at your leisure here.
The programme for the 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events. BFI London Film Festival is Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s oldest film festivals. It introduces the finest new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide audience. The Festival provides an essential platform for films seeking global success; and promotes the careers of British and international filmmakers through its industry and awards programmes. With this year’s industry programme stronger than ever, offering international filmmakers and leaders a programme of insightful events covering every area of the film industry Lff positions London as the world’s leading creative city.
The Festival will screen a »
Miley Cyrus will pull double duty as both host and musical guest on “SNL’s” Season 41 premiere next month. Over the following two weeks, The Weeknd and Demi Lovato will perform their hits, respectively. The “Wrecking Ball” singer was previously announced as the first host of the season on Oct. 3, to be followed by Amy Schumer and former cast member Tracy Morgan. Also read: Tracy Morgan to Host 'SNL' in October On Sunday, Cyrus served as host of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, where she performed the song “Dooo It” off of the surprise new album “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, »
- Tony Maglio
Bill Murray has confirmed that he filmed a cameo for the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, despite his initial reluctance to rejoin the supernatural comedy franchise. In early August, it was reported that Murray would participate in the Paul Feig-directed comedy, which stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, two actresses that Murray openly lobbied for when talks of an all-female Ghostbusters began. "I like those girls a lot. I mean, I really do," Murray told Vulture, adding that he was approached by them for the cameo. "They are tough to say no to. »
On Monday, “Saturday Night Live” announced the hiring of new featured player Jon Rudnitsky. “Who?” most of the web asked. TheWrap has answered. Below are the seven best web clips from the 25-year-old comic’s young career. Get to know him, because as we reported earlier, Rudnitsky will be the only new hire on “SNL’s” 41st season. All Season 40 cast members are set to return, however, filling the show’s 16 roster slots. Rudnitsky will technically make his “SNL” debut on Oct. 3, when Miley Cyrus opens the year as host. That is, if he makes it into the live sketch show on his. »
- Tony Maglio
Saturday Night Live‘s opening credits will look just a tad different in Season 41.
Stand-up comedian Jon Rudnitsky has been added as a featured player for the sketch series’ upcoming year, NBC announced Monday.
VideosSaturday Night Live: Watch Season 40’s 15 Best Sketches Now!
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Who will win the Emmy for Best Comedy Guest Actor? While Gold Derby editors Marcus James Dixon, Rob Licuria and Riley Chow are split between frontrunners Jon Hamm ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt") and Bradley Whitford ("Transparent"), they admit that the trophy is really anyone's to take. Watch our new video slugfest at the bottom of this post. -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Last year's winner was Jimmy Fallon for hosting "Saturday Night Live." While he isn't eligible this time around, two other "SNL" hosts are nominated: Louis C.K. and Bill Hader. They are up against past Emmy winners Mel Brooks ("The Comedians"), Paul Giamatti ("Inside Amy Schumer") and Whitford, plus perpetual also-ran Hamm. Hamm plays Rev. Richard Wayne Gary Wayne and contends for "Kimmy Makes Waffles." He has three Emmy nominations this year, bringing his career tot...' »
There will be a new face in Studio 8H for Season 41 of "Saturday Night Live."
NBC announced that comedian Jon Rudnitsky will join the cast as a featured player.
Jon, who hails from Harrington Park, New Jersey and lives in New York City, studied at the University of Southern California.
He was the winner of the 2012 Laugh Factory College Comedy Competition and was featured at the Just For Laughs 2015 festival as part of their "New Faces" showcase.
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The new Ghostbusters is dividing fans directly down the middle. Some are excited to see the franchise return, while others are horrified by the casting choices and director. What a lot of the hate boils down to is, longtime fanatics simply wanted to see the original cast return. Which became increasingly less viable once star Harold Ramis passed away and Bill Murray seemed adamant not to participate. It's unlikely that Bill Murray would have starred in a true sequel to the 1984 Ghostbusters. But he is showing up for a few scenes in the remake. So at least fans can appreciate that. But it almost didn't happen. Why did Bill Murray finally agree to sign on?
Bill Murray spoke with Vulture about his participation in Sony's new all-female Ghostbusters remake. The movie is being directed by Paul Feig, and has been described as a complete reboot of the series, which spawned »
While on the promotional tour for his new film Rock The Kasbah, which had a special preview screening this past weekend, Bill Murray was asked about his decision to cameo in the upcoming Ghostbusters remake, directed by Spy’s Paul Feig.
“I thought about it for a very long time,” Murray said. “Like, many, many months. No, that’s not right. I was seriously thinking about this for years, really… It kept eating at me, and I really respect those girls. And then I started to feel like if I didn’t do this movie, maybe somebody would write a bad review or something, thinking there was some sort of disapproval [on my part].”
The actor never wanted to »
- Scott J. Davis
Hiring Pete Davidson seems to have worked out for Saturday Night Live last year, so now the late-night show has recruited yet another young stand-up who probably cannot remember the O.J. Simpson trial: SNL's latest featured player is 25-year-old comedian Jon Rudnitsky, a USC alum and the winner of the Laugh Factory's college comedy competition all the way back in 2012. Here's his winning routine, which features a memorable bit about his brother's huge dick: But this is SNL, so you want to know about his impressions, right? Like everyone else who was alive in spring 2014, he does a credible McConaughey: He's got a surprisingly good Frank Underwood in his pocket: But if any one of these is going to show up next year, our money's on his Mark McGrath. Think of the Extra parodies! »
- Nate Jones
The specter of the original "Ghostbusters" franchise has always loomed over the upcoming all-female reboot, especially when it came to the approval of stars Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray. But while Aykroyd was always enthusiastic about director Paul Feig's project, Murray always seemed a bit less so, until word broke that he (along with Aykroyd) had both thrown his support behind the flick, and would appear in a cameo.
So what changed Murray's mind about returning to the franchise? Vulture caught up with the elusive actor to chat about his thought process, and it turns out that it was pretty careful, if a bit drawn-out. He explained:
I thought about it for a very long time. Like, many, many months. No, that's not right. I was seriously thinking about this for years, really ... It kept eating at me, and I really respect those girls. And then I started to »
- Katie Roberts
Fall is almost upon us, which means your favorite shows will be returning for a new season very soon. As usual, one of those shows will be Saturday Night Live, the long-running sketch comedy series that will be entering its 41st season. Just recently we learned the show will feature a season premiere hosted by […]
- Ethan Anderton
Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise — which costars William Devane (24), Gloria Reuben (Mr. Robot), Leslie Hope (24) and Luke Perry (Beverly Hills, 90210) — will then air on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel the following Sunday, Oct. 25, at 9 pm.
The films’ 10th-anniversary installment finds Paradise Police Chief Stone (Blue Bloods‘ Selleck) agreeing »
Saturday Night Live has added a new featured player! Twenty-five-year-old stand-up comedian Jon Rudnitsky has joined the show for its 41st season, which is premiering on Oct. 3. Here are some quick facts about the new guy on the block! He's from Harrington, NJ, and graduated from USC. He won the Laugh Factory's Laugh Bowl college comedy contest in 2012. He has very little on camera experience, apart from a 2012 episode of Criminal Minds and some short films. In this one, The Jewish Hunger Games: Kvetching Fire, he plays both Peeta Hummus and Effie Trinket. He also cowrote it, so he's clearly a man of many talents. You can follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He looks excellent shirtless. Please see below. Free Liebsy #nodolphinswereharmedinthemakingofthisfilm @unbliebable @imaxelrod @katiekroo89 A video posted by Jon Rudnitsky (@jonrudnitsky) on May 24, 2015 at 2:54pm Pdt And there you have it! Looking forward to seeing him on the premiere, »
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