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FX announced today that they’ve given a series order to a show co-created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K., and Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live). Entitled Baskets, Galifianakis will play Chip Baskets, a man who dreams of becoming a professional clown, but after a failed attempt at attending a fancy Parisian clowning college, he takes the only clowning job he can find, working at a local rodeo. The ten-episode first season will air in 2016, which gives them plenty of time to figure out how to apply clown makeup to a beard. »
- Jesse David Fox
FX is adding another comedy series to its roster, and this one has a fantastic pedigree. The network announced today that it has picked up the pilot Baskets to series, which stars Zach Galifianakis as Chip Baskets (brilliant name), a Bakersfield native who dreams of becoming a clown. After an unsuccessful enrollment at a prestigious clown school in Paris, however, Baskets finds himself taking on the only clowning job that will have him: the local rodeo. Galifianakis created the series with Louis C.K. and Portlandia/SNL alum Jonathan Krisel, and all three will executive produce the show with Krisel acting as showrunner. Given Galifianakis’ busy schedule, production on Baskets won’t begin until next year. As such, FX has slated the 10-episode first season to debut in 2016. That’s a long time to wait before we see the show, but this feels like a stellar marriage of talent and material (that name… »
- Adam Chitwood
But will the entire cast be able to fit in one tiny car?
That’s one question to ask now that FX has ordered a 10-episode first season of Zach Galifianakis‘ single-camera comedy Baskets, about a man with aspirations of becoming a professional clown.
Galifianakis co-wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producer alongside Emmy winner Louis C.K. and Emmy-nominated writer/director Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live), who will serve as Baskets‘ showrunner and also directed the pilot.
FX describes the series as follows: »
With Warner Bros. still trying to bring the Looney Tunes crew back to cinemas in some fashion, it appears the current project appears to have evolved considerably. In development since at least 2010, the film now seems to be focused on the Acme company seen most often in the Road Runner cartoons, has Steve Carell attached to star and X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz on board to crank out the script.Unless this is somehow a divergent movie from the one we last checked in on back in 2012 – when Saturday Night Live veteran Jenny Slate was hired to write a script for a story that appeared more closely focused on the actual Looney Tunes team a la 2003’s Looney Tunes: Back In Action – the drive here is to create something that blends CG and live-action but instead explores the Acme factory and its products.How Carell fits into that, »
There's a hot new TV power couple!
We weren't expecting this summer romance.
The two were reportedly "very flirty and talking very closely" at the Variety and Women in Film Emmy Nominee Celebration over the weekend, and even posed for a photograph together.
Photos: They Dated?! Random Celebrity Hookups
The duo were also spotted out together at Monday's Emmy Awards and after-parties.
Armisen, 47, was previously married to Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss and was most recently romantically connected to fellow Saturday Night Live cast member Abby Elliott. Meanwhile, Lyonne, 35, was linked to Andrew Zipern
What do you think of this possible pairing? Summer fling or the real thing?
Move over Lady Gaga.
Video: Lady Gaga Attempts Als Ice Bucket Challenge as a Performance Art Piece
Rocking her signature platinum blonde hair and surrounding herself with shirtless male models rocking Versace chains, Donatella ,59, even had them douse her with ice water held in Versace buckets.
.... Who even knew such a thing existed?!
Video: Matt Damon Uses Toilet Water in Als Ice Bucket Challenge
Check out the video above to see her surprising nominations, and for a pretty spectacular blood-curdling scream.
Justin Bieber is fed up with the paparazzi.
Justin Bieber is fed up with the paparazzi, and taking to Twitter with what some may see as extreme proclamations.
The 20-year-old pop star was reportedly rear-ended by a paparazzo on Tuesday, and though no one seems to have been injured, Bieber still took the opportunity to tweet about how bad it could have been.
He wrote: "There should be laws against what I just experienced. We should have learned from the death of Princess Diana..."
Princess Diana died on Aug. 31, 1997 in a car crash that occurred while she was fleeing from photographers. She was 36.
There should be laws against what I just experienced. We should have learned from the death of Princess Diana...
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) August 26, 2014
Bieber added: "...I don't have a problem with Paparazzi but when they act recklessly they put us all in danger."
Was Natasha Lyonne sexting Fred Armisen at the Emmys?! The Orange Is the New Black star, who lost the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series award to co-star Uzo Aduba on Aug. 16, is reportedly dating the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon bandleader. Reps for the Netflix star, 35, and the once-wed actor, 47, have not responded to requests for comment. The alleged coupling was revealed over the weekend. An eyewitness told Us Weekly that Lyonne and Armisen "were very flirty and talking very closely" at the Variety and Women in Film Emmy Nominee Celebration Saturday. That same night, the Saturday Night Live alum took Lyonne to Lorne Michaels' pre-Emmys bash at Tower Bar, where they mingled with fellow »
Hader names Bieber as won of the worst hosts he worked with during his lengthy tenure on Saturday Night Live in the new edition of Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live , written by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales.
“I really didn’t enjoy having Justin Bieber around,” Hader admits in the tell-all, according to the New York Post. “He’s the only one who lived up to the reputation. I think that’s the only time I felt that way in eight years.”
Hader’s opinion was shared by other members of the SNL cast who worked with the pop singer. Kate McKinnon, for one, noted that he wasn’t the best sport when it came to weathering an impression of himself. »
Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen got cozy at an Emmy Awards after-party, Teresa Giudice isn’t worried about ending up behind bars, Saturday Night Live‘s Kate McKinnon dishes on who she thinks should host next season, and more of today’s celebrity news.
At a post-Emmy party, Orange is the New Black‘s Natasha Lyonne “shared kisses and [was] very cozy” with Fred Armisen. [People] Newlyweds Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine shared a hot and heavy makeout sesh behind the scenes at the Emmys. [Perez Hilton] Teresa Giudice is “confident” she’ll escape jail time at her upcoming sentencing. [Radar] Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop split after five years of dating. [Us Weekly] The last episode of Chelsea Lately airs tonight, and loads of stars — including her former boyfriend 50 Cent — will be there to say goodbye. [Naughty but Nice Rob] Emmy nominee Kate McKinnon says she wants Beyoncé on the next season of SNL. Who wouldn’t? Sorry, Game of Thrones fans. »
- Taylor Ferber
New couple alert! Stepping out at Netflix's post-Emmy celebration at the Chateau Marmont, Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen "shared kisses and were very cozy together," an onlooker tells People. The Orange Is the New Black star, 35, mingled with her costars at the bash - including Taylor Schilling, Dascha Polanco and Laverne Cox - but Armisen, 47, was constantly by her side. The Portlandia actor was most recently linked to his fellow Saturday Night Live cast member Abby Elliott after a brief marriage to Elisabeth Moss. Reps for Lyonne and Armisen have not responded to requests for comment. »
- Melody Chiu, @chiumelo
Hosting a major awards show is a thankless task. Just ask David Letterman and Seth MacFarlane. (Don’t even bother asking James Franco.) Seth Meyers, who won almost unanimous praise for hosting the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in 2011, received mixed reviews in his first stint as Emmy host Monday night, with his hometown tabloid detractors pointing to a perception of passiveness that yielded the stage to other, more dynamic performers. But perhaps he should be commended for sharing the spotlight so generously, letting others shine, and keeping the three-hour show moving. Nothing wrong with getting by with a little help from one’s friends, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Jeff Jensen: Melissa, for all the self-serving yet correct talk about how expansive and diverse and ambitious television has become over the past few years, the Emmys made TV seem rather small last night.
Maybe I lost my sense of humor over the summer (too much Rectify and Ferguson, I guess), but Seth Meyers didn’t work for me. The Late Night comedian—at his best when seated behind a desk, gleefully reading his sharp, tart jokes and engaging guests with smart chat—kept the show flowing and didn’t fumble. He was an effective game manager, but nothing more. »
- EW staff
The network will air 12 hours of the sketch show over the holiday weekend, featuring episodes hosted by favorites Justin Timberlake, Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy, Jennifer Aniston, Jerry Seinfeld and TV Land’s own Betty White.
Highlights include Justin Timberlake’s “The Barry Gibb Talk Show” with Fallon, Tina Fey’s famous Sarah Palin impersonation shilling “The Sarah Palin Network,” Alec Baldwin’s “Schweddy Balls,” Jennifer Aniston in the first appearance of Jimmy Fallon’s “Nick Burns: Your Company’s Computer Guy,” and more.
The marathon will begin at 11 a.m. Et/Pt on Saturday, Aug. 30.
- Shelli Weinstein
Safe to say Bill Hader is not a Belieber.
In the new edition of "Live From New York: An Uncensored History Of Saturday Night Live," written by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales, Hader doesn't hold back when talking about his experience working with the 20-year-old "Baby" singer.
"I really didn't enjoy having Justin Bieber around," he said, via The New York Post. "He's the only one who lived up to the reputation. I think that's the only time I felt that way in eight years."
Photos: Justin Bieber's Biggest Celeb Beefs
"Bieber wasn't too upset by my impression of him. But he wasn't pleased," she shared.
This isn't the first time Hader, 36, has expressed his dislike of the Biebs.
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Now that's an Emmy-worthy ending!After Seth Meyers wrapped up the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday night, the host walked backstage and immediately accepted the Als Ice Bucket Challenge (donate here!) from Jessica Biel and his cousin, Ben Olsen."I nominate Vladimir Putin," the late-night comedian said in the Instagram video above. "You didn't think we'd end the #Emmys without Seth doing the #alsicebucketchallenge, did you?" he captioned the clip. The "SNL" alum did a great job hosting this year, keeping everything going at a brisk pace and helping the show finish 2 minutes early. His opening monologue hit all the right notes, joking about HBO and streaming services like Netflix dominating the nominees this year ... and even taking aim at NBC, the network hosting the awards this year. "Congratulations to HBO. They have 99 nominations tonight, the most by any network. Not to be outdone, NBC is also a network, »
- tooFab Staff
Hey hobo man, hey Dapper Dan: Target is partnering with the costume designer of the upcoming “Annie” remake on an apparel line.
Renée Ehrlich Kalfus has created a 25-piece limited-edition collection of girl’s apparel and accessories line that hits stores and Target.com starting Nov. 16. The mix-and-match collection includes patchwork, embroidery, pins, buttons, tulle and, of course, Annie’s iconic red dress and heart-shaped locket. The collection also includes a Diy kit to inspire creativity in budding fashionistas. Keeping an eye on customers’ bottom dollars, each item is priced at less than $30.
“Target is excited to bring guests a piece of the ‘Annie’ movie magic, just in time for the holiday season,” said Stacia Andersen, senior vice president of apparel and accessories for Target. “The collection’s mix-and-match theme inspires girls to express themselves by creating a look all their own, at prices moms and dads will appreciate.”
- Whitney Friedlander
The 66th annual Primetime Emmy awards were unveiled last night, with Jim Parsons, Breaking Bad, and Allison Janney among the big winners of the night. However, the event itself was dedicated to a celebration of television among the awards handed out, and previous years have seen a number of highlights emerge from the ceremonies. This year was no different in that regard, and here are some of the highlights of the 2014 Emmy award ceremonies.
Billy Crystal pays tribute to Robin Williams: Robin William’s death earlier this month came as a shock to many, and his friend and fellow comedian Billy Crystal shared a few anecdotes before a sampling of William’s many standup and talk show appearances.
- Deepayan Sengupta
Last night the 2014 Emmy Award winners were announced with "Breaking Bad" taking home top honors with five wings including Outstanding Drama Series, followed by "Modern Family" with three wins including Outstanding Comedy Series. FX programs "American Horror Story: Coven" and "Fargo" each took home two awards including an Outstanding Miniseries win for "Fargo". Meanwhile, new shows such as "Orange is the New Black" and "Silicon Valley" went home empty handed and for all the fanfare it received in its first season, including 12 Emmy nominations, "True Detective" only took home one win, that being for director Cary Joji Fukunaga". Personally, I don't give a lick about the Emmys, it's right there with the Grammys in terms of worthless awards shows for me. It's a show wherein people must nominate themselves and while most award shows are no better, this one is down there near the bottom for me. So, with that said, »
- Brad Brevet
As Bareilles crooned the song made famous by Nat King Cole, the show acknowledged the loss of television stars like Russell Johnson (The Professor on Gilligan’s Island), James Avery (Fresh Prince’s Uncle Phil), and Ann B. Davis (The Brady Bunch’s Alice). Marcia Wallace’s animated alter ego, Edna Krabappel, appeared alongside her The Bob Newhart Show character. Sid Caesar, Elaine Stritch, and James Garner were among »
- Esther Zuckerman
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