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The 50 Funniest Women of the Past 50 Years: #30-21

15 October 2014 2:14 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Make people laugh and they won't even realize you're making them think. Over the past 50 years, women have broken through the glass ceiling time after time, shattering stereotypes and thumbing their noses at the old chestnut that "Women aren't funny." Fact: Anybody who says women aren't funny doesn't want them to be funny. We're looking back on the 50 funniest women of the past 50 years, their contributions to comedy, and their enduring legacies that inspire men and women alike. These are the 50 women who have helped (and are helping) to introduce the next class of hilarious women, which will inevitably include Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Tig Notaro, Chelsea Handler, Maria Bamford, Aubrey Plaza, and Kate McKinnon. Keep in mind this list only includes women who are primarily performers in movies, television, and standup comedy. That's why you don't see legends like Nora Ephron, Anne Beatts, and Elaine May here. »

- Louis Virtel, Chris Eggertsen, Donna Dickens

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Will Kate Hudson Ever Remake One of Her Mom Goldie Hawn's Movies? Watch Her Answer on Late Night!

23 July 2014 5:14 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Goldie Hawn hasn't acted since 2002, but she'll be forever beloved in Hollywood thanks to her starring roles in hit films like The Sugarland Express, Private Benjamin, Overboard and The First Wives Club. Kate Hudson is a successful actress in her own right—but would she ever remake one of her mom's movies? "I come from a family of storytellers. It takes a lot—three months, four months—out of their life," Hudson said on NBC's Late Night Tuesday after she was asked about growing up with Hawn and dad Kurt Russell. "It's kind of a fun thing to see the outcome of what your parents have been working on so hard and what you would hear them talking about. And now I can see that in my »

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Why I'd like to be Jeff Anderson from Clerks

7 July 2014 11:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Continuing our series in which writers reveal the movie characters they want to emulate, Lanre Bakare explains why Randal, in Kevin Smith's offbeat tale of convenience-store drones, chimes perfectly with his own experiences of working in shops

Why I'd like to be Tim Curry in Legend

Why I'd like to be Toni Servillo in The Great Beauty

Why I'd like to be ... Goldie Hawn as Private Benjamin Continue reading »

- Lanre Bakare

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Why I'd like to be Bill Murray in Stripes

6 July 2014 11:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

He was a lump of a man, with oily skin, defeated posture and a dazed look. He ambled, sauntered, shrugged and scoffed. Most of all he just couldn't care less what a perfect role model for a disaffected teenager

Why I'd like to be Bob Hoskins in The Long Good Friday

Why I'd like to be Tim Curry in Legend

Why I'd like to be ... Goldie Hawn as Private Benjamin Continue reading »

- Ryan Gilbey

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Nancy Meyers’ The Intern Begins Filming – Stars Anne Hathaway And Robert De Niro

23 June 2014 8:41 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Academy Award winners Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérables,” “The Devil Wears Prada”) star together in Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Intern, which began filming today in New York. Oscar-nominated and award-winning filmmaker Nancy Meyers (“It’s Complicated,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” “Private Benjamin”) is directing the comedy from her own screenplay.

The director posted the photo on her Instagram account. (instagram.com/nmeyers)

Meyers is also producing the film, together with Scott Rudin and Suzanne Farwell. Celia Costas is serving as executive producer.

The film’s multi-generational cast also features Rene Russo (“Thor”), Andrew Rannells (“Girls”), Adam DeVine (“Pitch Perfect”), Nat Wolff (“The Fault in Our Stars”), Anders Holm (“Workaholics”), Linda Lavin (“Wanderlust”), Zack Pearlman (“The Inbetweeners”), Reid Scott (“Veep”), newcomer Jason Orley, and Christina Scherer (“Living with Uncle Charlie”).

In The Intern, De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who »

- Michelle McCue

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Rebel Wilson Joins Sacha Baron Cohen in Sony’s ‘Grimsby’ (Exclusive)

12 June 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rebel Wilson is set to join Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong in the Sony action-comedy “Grimsby.”

The film is directed by Louis Leterrier with a story by Baron Cohen & Phil Johnston and a screenplay by Baron Cohen, Johnston and Peter Baynham.

Story follows a British black ops spy, played by Strong, who’s forced to team up with his idiotic English football hooligan brother, played by Baron Cohen.

Baron Cohen and Nira Park will produce with Johnston, Baynham, Louise Rosner, Todd Schulman, James Biddle, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Ant Hines and Adam McKay exec producing.

Production is set to start sometime this summer.

Besides Melissa McCarthy, Wilson is starting to become one of Hollywood’s most popular actresses when it comes to comedic roles. She recently wrapped production on Fox’s “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” and is set to reprise her role as Fat Amy in “Pitch Perfect 2. »

- Justin Kroll

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Kate Hudson: 'Private Benjamin remake shouldn't be done'

20 May 2014 5:33 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kate Hudson has voiced her disapproval of the upcoming Private Benjamin remake.

It was recently announced that Rebel Wilson would head the cast of the film, based on a 1980 movie starring Hudson's mother Goldie Hawn.

When asked about the project, Hudson told Access Hollywood: "(My mum) not only created (that role), she produced it. I think it's best not to touch those things, personally. I also think that, you know, it's not gonna be the same."

The original Private Benjamin told the story of a spoiled socialite who inadvertently joins the Us Army. The film was nominated for three Oscars, including Best Actress and Best Screenplay.

"What I loved about that film was what it stood for women in film," Hudson added, "Because Private Benjamin was two women, Nancy Meyers and my mum, writing.

"My mum didn't write it, Nancy and Chuck (Shyer) did, but (they were) writing a script, »

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Bart & Fleming: Are Feature Films Losing Their Prestige Mojo To Television?

12 May 2014 3:35 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this occasional column, two old friends get together and grind their axes on the movie business. Fleming: Working on the Deadline/Awardsline Emmy issues prompted me to binge my way through cable series like True Detective and House Of Cards. It really got me depressed about the movie business. Bart: Why? Fleming: Because those series and 10 more like them are better than anything I see on a movie screen. For the 25 years I’ve covered it, film has always been the sexiest, most prestigious part of the business. Sure, TV packages drove the bottom line, but agencies and studios were measured by the feature stars and directors in their stables. TV, particularly pay and basic cable, has gradually overtaken movies and become the trendsetting cool place to work. Why leave the house for the theater »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Bart & Fleming: Are Feature Films Losing Their Prestige Mojo To Television?

12 May 2014 3:35 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this occasional column, two old friends get together and grind their axes on the movie business. Fleming: Working on the Deadline/Awardsline Emmy issues prompted me to binge my way through cable series like True Detective and House Of Cards. It really got me depressed about the movie business. Bart: Why? Fleming: Because those series and 10 more like them are better than anything I see on a movie screen. For the 25 years I’ve covered it, film has always been the sexiest, most prestigious part of the business. Sure, TV packages drove the bottom line, but agencies and studios were measured by the feature stars and directors in their stables. TV, particularly pay and basic cable, has gradually overtaken movies and become the trendsetting cool place to work. Why leave the house for the theater »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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10 Biggest Movie And TV News This Week (May 10)

10 May 2014 12:16 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Another week, another wave of TV and movie news to dissect and discuss! This week we actually have more going on in the world of the small screen than in the silver screen as Tinsletown’s biggest networks are busy announcing their May upfronts; that is what new shows they’ll be picking up, renewing, and cancelling for the 2014-2015 season. ABC, NBC, Fox, The CW, and CBS have all chimed in, and we have a few exciting choices to talk about here.

We also have word about that Halo series that Steven Spielberg is producing, and updates on the future of Star Trek 3 now that Jj Abrams has taken a trip to the galaxy far, far away; and news about a Spring Breakers sequel that’s as surprising as the first film itself. Additionaly, we got word that Universal is having trouble bringing the Mummy franchise back »

- James Garcia

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Rebel Wilson to Star in Private Benjamin Remake

9 May 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Private Benjamin, the military-inspired 1980 comedy that has become a film classic for Goldie Hawn fans, is getting a big-screen update. Rebel Wilson is set to star in the remake, which will see the title character re-envisioned as a redneck who escapes a bad life situation by joining the Marines, Variety reports. Hawn was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the original title film (which she also executive produced), a hilarious fish-out-of-water story of a bereaved and pampered woman who gets tricked into joining the U.S. Army by a recruiter after her new husband passes away on their wedding night. »

- Andrea Billups

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Private Benjamin Reboot Casts Rebel Wilson in Lead Role

8 May 2014 7:19 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Private Benjamin is reenlisting! More than 30 years after the release of the original Private Benjamin movie starring Goldie Hawn, a reboot is in the works. News broke this week that New Line was developing a modern take on the celebrated comedy and the upcoming film has already found its star. Pitch Perfect funnywoman Rebel Wilson will lead Private Benjamin.  The Hawn version is a beloved movie, which earned a spot on the American Film Institute's 100 Funniest Movies list. Also featuring Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, and Robert [...] »

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Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson to lead Private Benjamin remake

8 May 2014 2:18 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rebel Wilson has been cast in the Private Benjamin remake.

The Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids actress will star in New Line Cinema's comedy, reports The Wrap.

Goldie Hawn starred in the 1980 comedy about a high society woman who misguidedly joins the military.

The new version will star a redneck (Wilson) and a rich city girl who sign up for the marines.

The original film spawned a short-lived television show.

The Private Benjamin remake is currently seeking a director.

Wilson will next be seen in Night at the Museum 3 and Pitch Perfect 2.

Watch a trailer for the 1980 original below: »

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Rebel Wilson Set To Star In 'Private Benjamin' Reboot

8 May 2014 1:32 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Rebel Wilson is ready to get down and dirty. The comedianne has landed the lead role in New Line's reboot of the 1980 classic comedy Private Benjamin, which starred Goldie Hawn

The plot will be a little different this time around. The reboot will follow "a redneck (Wilson) and a rich city girl who get more than they bargained for when they enlist in the Marines to escape their present situations."

In the original Private Benjamin, Hawn played a woman who joins the U.S. Army after her new husband, played by Albert Brooks, dies on their wedding night during sex. The acclaimed comedy grossed nearly $70 million at the domestic box office back in 1980. There was even a TV series after the financial success of the film; the series starred Lorna Patternson and Eileen Brennan.

The reboot is being produced by Mark Gordon. There's no director onboard yet.

Wilson currently stars »

- Laura Frances

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Rebel Wilson Joins the Marines For ‘Private Benjamin’ Remake

7 May 2014 6:05 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Remaking Private Benjamin is mostly a fine idea. The original was a hit, and to a degree so was the TV series it spun off, but it hasn’t been too culturally beloved in the past 20 years to warrant any outcries. And the premise is so simple — woman ill-suited for the military goes through hell at boot camp — that it’s easily done as a mostly in name only sort of redo. And that’s pretty much what New Line Cinema appears to be planning with the latest attempt at revisiting the 1980 comedy. According to The Tracking Board, horizontal running champion Rebel Wilson is now set to star in the role previously filled by Goldie Hawn. This time she’s a redneck who joins the Marines in order to escape “a tough situation,” as Variety adds. In Hawn’s version, she was tricked into joining after the death of her new husband and expected something more posh »

- Christopher Campbell

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Casting Net: Rebel Wilson for 'Private Benjamin' remake; Plus LeBron James, more

7 May 2014 5:45 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) is attached to star in a re-imagining of the now-classic 1980 Goldie Hawn comedy Private Benjamin. In the original, scripted by Nancy Meyers, after Judy Benjamin’s husband dies on their wedding night, a recruiting agent tricks the prissy widower into enlisting in the U.S. Army. It’s obviously not what she expected. The new take finds a “redneck” (Wilson) and a city girl who enlist in the Marines as an escape from their lives. [Den of Geek; The Wrap]

• NBA superstar LeBron James has signed on to join the cast of Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck. Method Man is reportedly on board too. »

- Lindsey Bahr

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5 Demands for the Rebel Wilson 'Private Benjamin' Remake

7 May 2014 3:50 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Good news for fans of classic comedies where women kick ass, redefine their lives, and are constantly hilarious: "Private Benjamin," the 1980 Goldie Hawn comedy classic, is being remade. Who's filling her combat boots in the title role? That would be Rebel Wilson, who actually showed us how ready she is for boot camp when she hosted the 2013 MTV Movie Awards and powered through an athletic opening sequence. I'm psyched for this! Well, sort of psyched. "Private Benjamin" is one of the few comedies without a leading man to earn a Best Actress nomination for its leading lady. I'm protective over this gem. Here are five demands I have for its newest iteration.  1. Keep the scene where Judy's parents try to pick her up. To me, the defining scene of "Private Benjamin" is when Judy -- who is not doing so well as a recruit -- realizes her parents' values are actually shallow and worthless. »

- Louis Virtel

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Rebel Wilson Signs Up For Private Benjamin Remake

7 May 2014 3:33 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Hot off of hits like Pitch Perfect and  Bridesmaids, comedy actress Rebel Wilson is to get to take the lead  in a planned remake of the classic Goldie Hawn movie Private Benjamin. The Wrap reports the news that the actress will play the title character, a newly married woman who signs up for the Army after the tragic death of her new husband.

According to the site, the remake is said to follow two women, a wealthy city girl and a redneck, who will be played by Wilson.

The original movie was directed by Howard Zieff and was released in 1980 to much acclaim, with Hawn bagging an Oscar nod for her performance.

Not sure about this, but we’re huge fans of Wilson here at Thn, so we’ll have to wait and see what the actress can bring to the role. More news on the casting of the other lead as we get it. »

- Paul Heath

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Whannell Directing 'Insidious 3', LeBron James Set for Apatow's 'Trainwreck'

7 May 2014 3:02 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Leigh Whannell broke into the industry with his pal James Wan, co-writing and starring in Saw as well as many of its sequels. He then wrote and co-starred in Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2 and now he'll make his directorial debut on Insidious: Chapter 3, which is already set for a April 3, 2015 release. Judd Apatow's next film is the upcoming comedy Trainwreck starring Amy Schumer and today basketball star LeBron James and rapper Method Man have joined the cast, most likely playing themselves. The film is set for a July 24, 2015 release through Universal. The Wrap (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)0; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));Post by Judd Apatow. New Line is remaking the Goldie Hawn comedy Private Benjamin »

- Brad Brevet

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'Pitch Perfect's' Rebel Wilson to star in 'Private Benjamin' remake

7 May 2014 3:02 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Rebel Wilson is our new Goldie Hawn. The actress and comedian has signed on for New Line's remake of "Private Benjamin," the hit 1980 comedy which starred Hawn as a spoiled high-society widow who struggles to assimilate after joining the U.S. Army. The remake, which previously had Anna Faris attached to the lead role, will follow the same basic outline as the original film according to story-breaker The Tracking Board. "Private Benjamin" grossed nearly $70 million in the fall of 1980, becoming one of the biggest hits of the year. It went on to spawn a short-lived CBS TV series starring Lorna Patterson. What do you think of Rebel Wilson as "Private Benjamin"? Vote in the poll below to let us know. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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