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NBC has given a series order to another game show. Hollywood Game Night, based on the real-life game nights hosted by Will and Grace star Sean Hayes, will get an eight-episode run -- with Hayes serving as Ep. “We are proud to be in business with Sean Hayes, who creatively brings so many good ideas such as this new game show romp that will be raucous and entertaining,” said Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late-night programming at NBC Entertainment. “Our audience will feel as if they are part of the party as we pull back the
- Michael O'Connell
David Mamet hasn't got much to shout about on Broadway at the moment, unlike the much-praised star of one of his two flops
The world is divided into two types of people: diehard Al Pacino fans, and the rest of us. Both were in attendance at a half-empty matinee performance this week of the Broadway revival of Glengarry Glen Ross, David Mamet's Pulitzer prize-winning 1982 depiction of a crooked Chicago real-estate office.
The faithful dutifully applauded as the curtain rose on the faded figure of the 70s superstar. As he began to speak, they leaned forward enthusiastically.
The rest of us leaned forward too. But that was only to try to grasp what Pacino was saying. At best he mumbled and muttered his opening lines, at worst the lines didn't even leave his mouth but seemed to give up the fight somewhere between his Adam's apple and his lips, before »
- Emma G Keller
Cue The Sad Faces Of "Twilight" Girls: Edward Cullen to play for the other team?! Robert Pattinson is up to his usual interview shenanigans, again. During a chat with Ellen DeGeneres, the actor joked that in future movies (let's remember there aren't any books beyond "Breaking Dawn" at the moment) that his Edward Cullen character should start dating men. "I was also thinking another way to do it would be to make it look like 'Will and Grace,' where Edward turns gay," the actor joked of his on-screen relationship with Kristen Stewart's Bella. "But they still stay together, and they ...
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"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" hasn't even hit theaters yet, and already there is talk over more "Twilight" movies in the works. So what would another film be about? Stephenie Meyer's book series ends at "Breaking Dawn," but leading man Robert Pattinson pitched some interesting ideas for a sequel to Ellen DeGeneres in an interview airing today on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
"[It could be about] if there was an alien invasion and stuff," he jokes to DeGeneres in the above video. "I was talking about this the other day. Maybe if they mixed it up with 'The Avengers,' or just make it 'Twilight'-slash-'Avengers.'"
But Pattinson's best idea, in our opinion, is to style the potential sixth "Twilight Saga" movie off of one of our favorite sitcoms from the '90s: "Will & Grace."
"I was also thinking another way to do it is make it a little like 'Will and Grace, »
The “homosexual sitcom” has become something of a subgenre in the last decade-and-a-half. With shows like Will and Grace, The New Normal, Glee, and Modern Family normalizing depictions of homosexuality on television, the furor over Ellen Degeneres coming out of the closet seems ever further away.
British television has embraced this new paradigm with a totality that perhaps goes beyond American programming. Nonetheless, there are always new frontiers to explore. In an interesting move, British network ITV has begun production on Vicious, a sitcom revolving around a bitter homosexual couple slouching their way into their golden years. In a massive coup, ITV has managed to cast two of Britain’s greatest thespians in the main roles: Sirs Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi.
Variety reports that ITV has signed Ian McKellen and ...
- Kyle Hembree
Comedian quick to joke about Mitt Romney's plan to cut PBS funding at ceremony which will be broadcast on 30 October
Actors and comedians lauded the television pioneer Ellen DeGeneres for her comedic and cultural contributions on Monday night, at a ceremony to commemorate her reception of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
The ceremony commemorating DeGeneres' win of the top comedy award in the Us will air on PBS. DeGeneres, 54, was quick to joke about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's plans to stop funding the public television network.
"Thanks to everyone at PBS. I am so happy to be part of your farewell season," she said.
DeGeneres usually steers clear of political comedy but during the ceremony she was lauded for helping to establish gay characters in mainstream culture. In 1997, DeGeneres came out publicly – her eponymous sitcom character, Ellen, came out shortly after. It was the first »
- Amanda Holpuch
Some of the nation's top comedians hailed Ellen DeGeneres as a trailblazer at the Kennedy Center last night as she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the highest Us humor prize: "For a lot of people, Ellen is their only homosexual friend. She's there in their living room every single day," said Jimmy Kimmel, who said her coming out on TV 15 years ago was a milestone. Sean Hayes said DeGeneres made his former gay-themed show, Will and Grace , possible. He said her "fearlessness" was her biggest contribution and that she changed America. "We didn't have a voice, »
It’s the stuff of sitcom gold: girl and guy want baby, but they don’t want each other. Gayby is strikingly similar to a Will and Grace plotline that never materialized, following a pair of best friends aware that their time for parenting might soon pass them by. Jenn (Jenn Harris) is thankfully not as neurotic as Grace, but she is equally self-deprecating. She suffers under her overbearing boss at work and has no luck choosing male partners. Her best friend, Matt (Matthew Wilkas) is a sweet comic book nerd who also has no luck finding a male partner after an »
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While Joanna Johnson made headlines earlier this year when she publicly came out as a lesbian with a wife and two children, she hasn’t let any of that buzz slow her down in her work as actor, writer and producer in television. She hasn’t been seen too much in front of the camera on CBS’s The Bold and The Beautiful, but she’s been plenty busy behind the camera as a producer on the new CW series, Emily Owens MD, as Co-Executive Producer.
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Since the new Mamie Gummer-starrer has a lesbian character in Tyra Granger, played by Kelly McCreary, it was only fitting that AfterEllen grab a few minutes with her to talk about what we’ll see with Tyra as well as how she has seen changes in how »
- Jim Halterman
A Love By Any Other Name: Lisecki’s Debut a Modest Comedic Gem
Based on his short film of the same name, director Jonathan Lisecki expands Gayby for his feature debut, a surprisingly well tread concept, into a delightful narrative exploring an all too familiar premise. Employing a plethora of notable film and television stars as reliable reinforcement, there’s nary a dull moment, for better or worse, in a feature that hits all the notes its heterosexual counterpart, Friends With Kids, just couldn’t.
Friends Jenn (Jenn Harris) and Matt (Matthew Wilkas) have been the best of friends since college, and now, both in their thirties, find themselves single and not exactly where they imagined themselves to be. Matt, a comic book aficionado, works in a comic book store where his hours are tooled around avoiding his ex-boyfriend, a frequent fixture there. Jenn, a yoga instructor, despises her boss, »
- Nicholas Bell
CBS only greenlit one new comedy for its Fall TV launch, and "Partners," based on the real-life friendship of "Will & Grace" creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, is it. The multi-camera sitcom launched on Monday night, nestled between "How I Met Your Mother" and "Two Broke Girls" on the schedule.
The series stars David Krumholtz and Michael Urie as lifelong best friends turned business partners Joe and Louis -- essentially "The Odd Couple," if one of them were gay. Sophia Bush plays Ali, Joe's sharp-tongued fiancee, and Superman himself, Brandon Routh, is Louis' adorably oblivious partner.
In the pilot, Joe is faced with a "play me or trade me" ultimatum from Ali -- either propose, or move on. As we'll come to see is pretty typical, Louis gets (way too) involved and hijinks ensue.
There are three love stories at play here, and none of them is perfect. Joe isn't »
The CBS sitcom Partners (8:30 p.m.) is all about the friendship between Joe (David Krumholz) and Louis (Michael Urie). They’re architects and business partners, and they’ve been best pals since childhood. Joe is straight and Louis is gay, and as written by series creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick (Will and Grace), they’re pretty much off-the-rack examples of straightness and gayness, network TV division. Joe is pleasant but brusque and direct, and uncomfortable with big displays of emotion; his speech has a somewhat flat inflection, he doesn’t use his hands much when he talks, and whenever a gay man sends a bit of sexual innuendo his way, he gently deflects it, in a way that lets you know that he’s not homophobic. Louis is emotional and demonstrative; he uses his hands a lot when he talks, he’s neat and knows fashion and musicals »
- Matt Zoller Seitz
After 9 years on "One Tree Hill," Sophia Bush could have taken some time off to travel the world, or focus on her many charitable endeavors, or get in some quality time with her girlfriends, or enjoy living near her family again in Los Angeles. Instead, she was the first lead actor cast in CBS sitcom "Partners," from "Will and Grace" creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick.
(And you'd better believe she still manages to make time for travel, activism, family, and friends. We keep trying to find out her secret... she might be an superhero, and/or a very pretty android. We'll keep you posted.)
When "One Tree Hill" wrapped, Bush didn't intend to rush into a new project. "I'm reading a lot, and I'm looking to find what inspires me, and what really sparks my interest, and what's going to make me want to give up my life the »
Everyone gets naked. Everyone smells. And newsflash: Chord Overstreet is a horrible listener. These are just a few of the choice morsels David Krumholtz and Michael Urie are spilling as they prepare for the premiere of one our favorite new comedies this fall: CBS' Partners (debuts Sept. 24). Also starring Sophia Bush and Brandon Routh, the big-buzz comedy comes from the brain trust behind Will and Grace, Max Mutchnick and David Kohan. The pilot is pretty great, and if the improvisational chemistry David and Michael displayed in this interview is any indication, well, Partners is destined to become a fan favorite. While Michael's role was specifically created for him, which he calls "very »
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Screenplay y Michaelbrent Collings
WWE, or World Wrestling Entertainment, isn’t just about wrestling anymore, as evidenced by their frequent forays into film producing over the last few years. They’ve ramped up their movie distribution with WWE Studios; last month, their film The Day was released, the first from WWE to not feature any WWE wrestlers. This week, their newest film, Barricade, comes out direct to DVD, with an impressive, cool-sounding, and eye-catching cover using technology called the Augmented Reality experience, meant to bring the intensity of the film to life.
Eric McCormack, of Will and Grace and the current TNT drama Perception, stars in Barricade as Terrance Shade, who’s trying to balance his professional life as a psychiatrist and personal life as a widowed father. He and his kids decide to spend the holidays in a mountain cabin, to both get »
- Josh Spiegel
The first trailer for ghost story Barricade has been released. All sorts of spooky events take place in the clip. First, shadowy figures appear behind brush. Then, a female spirit wants a bathmate and a father can do nothing but bar the door. Barricade will release September 25th and this feature prominently stars Eric McCormack ("Will and Grace"). McCormack plays a doctor in this feature much like he did in the criminal television series "Perception." This film is being produced by WWE Films, so a theatrical release is expected. Entice yourself to see the film by visiting the thrilling trailer below. Release Date: September 25th, 2012. Director: Andrew Currie. Writer: Michaelbrent Collings. Cast: Eric McCormack, Conner Dwelly, and Ryan Grantham. The first trailer for Barricade is here: The film's fan page is here: Barricade on Facebook | | | Advertise Here - Contact me Michael Allen at 28Dla Subscribe...
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Chicago – NBC/Universal released a wave of Blu-ray and DVD releases last week as four of their comedies came home with “30 Rock: Season 6,” “The Office: Season Eight,” “Parks and Recreation: Season Four,” and “Up All Night: Season One.” For some reason, “The Office” is the only NBC comedy available in HD (with an UltraViolet copy to boot) but all four sets are well-transferred and three of them feature impressive bonus material. Get your laugh on.
30 Rock: Season 6 was released on DVD on September 4, 2012
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“30 Rock: Season 6”
A bounce-back season after the more inconsistent fifth one features the cast and writing crew at “30 Rock” more playful, silly, and fun than they have been in years. As the show heads into its final season on NBC, it’s nice to see it if not at an absolute creative peak at least pretty damn close. And »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Smash star Debra Messing has named Barbra Streisand as her dream guest for the show. The former Will and Grace actress suggested that Streisand could join the NBC musical as the mother of her character Julia. Asked by The Huffington Post what celebrity cameo she'd most like to see, Messing replied: "I think it would have to be Barbra Streisand. Funny Girl was my favorite movie growing up, and she was my idol. "She started out on Broadway, and I think it would be great if she would come on and play my mother." Messing also revealed that she is facing the "terrifying" prospect of more singing (more) »
- By Daniel Sperling
I’m a huge Three Stooges fan. Ever since I was a very young kid, my dad would use every opportunity to inflict some Stooges action on me. Be it on TV, VHS or even Betamax. And then came the announcement of a movie, in 2012. I must admit that I wasn’t too excited at the prospect, but when the likes of Jim Carrey and Sean Penn were rumoured to be starring, I got excited. Then when they fell through, I lost the excitement. When a final cast was announced I just went “Meh”. Sean Hayes (Will and Grace) is Larry, Will Sasso (Family Guy) was taking on Curly and Chris Diamantopoulos (American Dad!) would dish out the punishment as Moe. Without discrediting the cast, this was a very unknown cast for the Farrelly Brothers take on The Three Stooges. Segmented into episodes, Moe, Larry and Curly end up in »
- email@example.com (Vic Barry)
Can James Ponsoldt's "Smashed" turn Park City buzz into awards season gold? Sony Pictures Classics certainly hopes so, and as they get set to unveil the film this fall, they've dropped a brand new batch of pics from the film. The film stars "Breaking Bad" badass Aaron Paul and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a young alcoholic married couple who find their relationship put to the test when Winstead's character gives up the bottle. Supporting them is an equally strong cast, including Octavia Spencer ("The Help"), Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation"), Megan Mullally ("Will and Grace") and Mary Kay Place ("Being John Malkovich"), and they all delivered a film that picked up strong reviews at Sundance with particular raves being directed at Winstead's performance, which is generating some early Oscar buzz. Indeed our own review praised the actors in the film, while noting that "all of the pain and »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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