7 items from 2011
Gilbert Gottfried has signed up for a recurring role on Law & Order: Svu. The actor and stand-up comic will play an under-appreciated It technician, according to TV Guide. "Those [computer] scenes can be dry, so I thought he'd be interesting," explained Svu showrunner Warren Leight. Tentatively named Leo Gilbert, the character will first appear alongside Detectives Rollins (Kelli Giddish), Amaro (Danny Pino) and Tutuola (Ice-t) in this season's ninth episode, titled 'Lost Traveler'. Gottfried is known for voicing the parrot Iago in Disney's Aladdin and also starred in the Problem Child (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
Run for your lives.again! It.s Trailers from Hell Volume 2! Trailers . you know, those fast-paced, two-to-four-minute theatrical promotional shorts that are jam-packed with swirling letters and screaming hyperbolic promises of: Thrills! Action! Mystery! Romance? On July 5, 2011, Shout! Factory will release Trailers from Hell Volume 2 on DVD, the second installment of the popular series. Confirmed attendees include: Director Jack Hill (Coffy, The Big Doll House), Writer Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, Problem Child), Director Joe Dante (Piranha, The Howling, Gremlins), actor Dick Miller (A Bucket of Blood, The Little Shop of Horrors), Writer Josh Olson (A History of Violence), actor Jonathan Haze (The Little Shop of Horrors), actress Jackie Joseph (The Little Shop of Horrors, »
- April MacIntyre
Shout! Factory’s giving away one hell of a prize pack, but they aren’t the only ones!
Spoiler alert: Trailers From Hell Volume 2 (featuring Little Shop of Horrors) is coming to DVD on July 5th from the amazing joy barons (and baronesses) at Shout! Factory! (That first exclamation point is their’s, but the second one is ours.)
To celebrate, Shout! is giving away a very cool collectible package including:
Authentic Gremlins press packet signed by Director Joe Dante!Trailers From Hell!: Vol. 2 DVD signed by various accomplished genre “gurus” including Director Jack Hill (Coffy, The Big Doll House), Writer Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, Problem Child), Director Joe Dante (Piranha, The Howling, Gremlins), actor Dick Miller (A Bucket of Blood, The Little Shop of Horrors), Writer Josh Olson (A History of Violence) and actor Jonathan Haze (The Little Shop of Horrors)*. Trailers From Hell!: Vol. 1 DVD »
After analyzing countless reviews on RottenTomatoes, Slate magazine found out that Chuck Norris is the worst-reviewed actor, Jennifer Love Hewitt is the worst-reviewed actress and Dennis Dugan is the worst-reviewed director in Hollywood. The magazine only counted films (not documentaries) made since 1985 and considered people who have made/starred in at least ten movies. It wasn't easy for Chuck Norris to take the top spot, the man had to consistently deliver movies that critics hated. But thanks to "The Delta Force" (20% fresh rating), "Missing in Action" (23% fresh rating), and Top Dog (0% fresh rating), the actor ended up with an average score of 18.4% fresh rating. Eddie Griffin wasn't far off with 24.1%. Jennifer Love Hewitt's climb to the bottom was helped by such films as "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit" (7% fresh rating), "I know What You Did Last Summer" (35% fresh rating), "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer »
What happens when "Lost" meets "Iron Man"? More specifically, what happens when two of the creative masterminds behind those projects — Damon Lindelof and Jon Favreau — sit down and interview each other? We'll find out soon, if their mutual Twitter teases are any indication.
Similarly, we could very well be on the cusp of a collision between "Twilight" and the Judd Apatow comedy empire, as one actor from the blood-sucking series tweeted his personal pitch to work with the "Bridesmaids" producer at some point in the future.
I'm @roundhoward and we have all that and more in today's Twitter-Wood for May 18, 2011.
- Josh Wigler
Tune in alert for Oc girls gone wild. Here.s what to look forward to on Bravo.s Real Housewives of Oc 6 Sunday 3/27 @ 10/9c Tamra and Vicki travel to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for a weekend of sunbathing, girl talk and, of course, tequila shots! But will a relaxing weekend turn wild when the two hit the bottle? Meanwhile, Alexis decides to launch her own dress line and then catches up with Gretchen for cocktails where Gretchen seeks advice about getting remarried . will this sway her to consider marrying Slade? Vicki.s Problem Child: Tamra Barney is Vicki Gunvalson's problem child in Mexico. Alexis. Dress Line: Alexis Bellino is preparing a dress line. »
- April MacIntyre
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried has been axed as the voice behind one of the world's biggest insurance company campaigns after he made a series of crude jokes about the Japanese earthquake and tsunami on Twitter.com.
The Problem Child star has been the longtime voice of Aflac Inc.'s duck mascot, but after he made jokes about the disaster, which devastated Japan's coastal towns on Friday, bosses at the insurance company have decided to cancel his contract.
A statement from an Aflac spokesperson reads, "Gilbert’s recent comments about the crisis in Japan were lacking in humor and certainly do not represent the thoughts and feelings of anyone at Aflac. There is no place for anything but compassion and concern during these difficult times."
Aflac bosses are now holding a casting call to find a new voice for their duck mascot. »
7 items from 2011
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