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Ben Stiller Walks Red Carpet with Teenage Daughter Months After Separation From Christine Taylor

2 October 2017 10:51 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ben Stiller brought his 15-year-old daughter Ella as his date to the premiere of his new movie — and the proud papa couldn’t look happier.

On Sunday, the Zoolander actor, 51, attended the New York Film Festival for a screening of The Meyerowitz Stories, director Noah Baumbach’s latest project about an estranged family, also staring Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson.

Stiller wore a black suit with a striped black-and-grey tie while his teenage daughter wore a bright green dress with a gold clutch.

Related Video: Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor Split After 17 Years of Marriage

In May, Stiller and Christine Taylor, »

- Maria Pasquini

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Gigi Hadid Splits the Crotch of Her Pants, Does a Quick Patch Job in the Limo, Shares a Photo With the World

22 September 2017 9:54 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Over the course of her brief, yet insanely high-profile modeling career, Gigi Hadid has proven she is a woman of many talents. Of course, she can stomp the catwalk with the best of them and has enough iconic faces to put Derek Zoolander to shame, but she also has a number of gifts outside of the field of wearing clothing professionally. For example, she almost became a pro volleyball player instead of a world famous model, she’s a whiz in the kitchen, she designs entire collections for Tommy Hilfiger, and she and her sister Bella are certified karaoke champions. »

- Emily Kirkpatrick

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Brad’S Status – Review

21 September 2017 4:26 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

With awards season approaching it’s time to get serious at the multiplex, at least for some actors that may be best known for rowdy raunchy comedies. That may be the case for Ben Stiller who’s playing this flick’s title character. Mind you, there’s still some funny stuff in this story, we’re not in heavy, somber tragedy territory at all. It’s just that Ben is playing an “everyman”. a fellow that many of us know, or “down deep” the person staring back at us from the mirror. Oddly, this man is constantly reflecting on his past, his regrets, and choices. These concerns and worries make up the bulk of Brad’S Status.

The title Brad is played by Mr. Stiller. Brad Sloan is sliding toward the big “5-0” and shares a home in Sacramento, CA with his lovely wife Melanie (Jenna Fisher) and their eighteen »

- Jim Batts

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In Honor of New York Fashion Week: The Top Five Movie Runway Scenes

12 September 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

New York Fashion week seems to get bigger and bigger with every year. This year has been no exception as the biggest stars are in attendance and the most famous models are appearing on the runway. In celebration of New York Fashion Week, we decided to find the best runway scenes from popular movies we’ve seen over the past few decades. This is our way of honoring the models who work so hard to present the latest fashions for our entertainment pleasure. 1. Zoolander Walk Off Scene Actor Ben Stiller was at the top of his game in his revival

In Honor of New York Fashion Week: The Top Five Movie Runway Scenes »

- Dana Hanson-Firestone

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Brad's Status review – Ben Stiller has first world problems in mixed, minor comedy

9 September 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The perils of social media jealousy are intriguingly explored in this well-observed tale but an inane voiceover and overwhelming sense of familiarity prove distracting

There’s a common phrase often uttered by established actors working within the studio system to define their career strategy: one for them and one for me. It allows for a steady stream of income from big-budget fodder but also for regular soul-cleansing sojourns into artier territory. Ben Stiller’s trajectory has often followed this path, and with age, it appears as if he’s leaning more towards the latter with his regrettable Zoolander sequel proving to be just a greasy appetizer for meatier, festival-dwelling material.

Related: The Meyerowitz Stories review: Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler up their game in entertaining daddy-issues comedy

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- Benjamin Lee

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The 100 Greatest Comedies of All-Time, According to BBC’s Critics Poll

22 August 2017 5:43 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After polling critics from around the world for the greatest American films of all-time, BBC has now forged ahead in the attempt to get a consensus on the best comedies of all-time. After polling 253 film critics, including 118 women and 135 men, from 52 countries and six continents a simple, the list of the 100 greatest is now here.

Featuring canonical classics such as Some Like It Hot, Dr. Strangelove, Annie Hall, Duck Soup, Playtime, and more in the top 10, there’s some interesting observations looking at the rest of the list. Toni Erdmann is the most recent inclusion, while the highest Wes Anderson pick is The Royal Tenenbaums. There’s also a healthy dose of Chaplin and Lubitsch with four films each, and the recently departed Jerry Lewis has a pair of inclusions.

Check out the list below (and my ballot) and see more on their official site.

100. (tie) The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, »

- Jordan Raup

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Is Mugatu Will Ferrell’s Best Character of All-Time?

28 June 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Mugatu was probably not Will Ferrell’s best role. That might seem like a very simple and even dismissive statement, but let’s get honest about it. Will Farrell is a funny guy, there’s no denying this considering he’s been around so long and has done so much. But sometimes his roles do go a little over the top, which seems to be his niche a lot of the times, and kind of get a little muddled. In Zoolander his role as Mugatu is in fact quite funny, but is it his best? Not quite, but it’s close. With that being said,

Is Mugatu Will Ferrell’s Best Character of All-Time? »

- Wake

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Woody Allen on Donald Trump: "We have chaos in the capital"

23 June 2017 5:15 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

“I still don’t know why he wanted the job.”

Woody Allen’s review of Donald Trump’s presidency so far? 0 stars.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker, who directed Trump in 1998 comedy Celebrity, has called the Us president’s tenure to date “chaos” during an interview with BBC radio this morning.

The director expressed puzzlement at his fellow New Yorker’s campaign to become president in the first place.

“I still don’t know why he wanted the job. I never felt it was up his alley,” commented Allen, who said that he used to bump into Trump every now and then at sporting and cultural events. »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Why Ben Stiller Put His Comedy Career On Hold After ‘Zoolander 2’

21 June 2017 9:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A year ago, most people would have assumed that Ben Stiller was in director’s jail, suffering from the critical and commercial failure of “Zoolander 2,” in which he also starred. Instead, he went to television. Holed up in his Red Hour Films studio in Los Angeles, Stiller’s currently developing the Showtime miniseries “Escape From Dannemora,” with the intention of directing all eight episodes. And when he takes a break, it’s not for another “Night at the Museum” movie. He’s heading to a film festival.

For over 20 years, the Nantucket Film Festival has benefited from the support of Stiller and his famous family, including his parents Jerry Stiller and late mother Anne Meara, emphasizing two areas that Ben Stiller knows well: Comedy and screenwriting. At Nantucket, he regularly hosts the All-Star Comedy Roundtable — but this year, perhaps signaling his shift in focus, he’s hosting the Screenwriter Tribute, which will honor “Spotlight” director Tom McCarthy.

See More Storytelling, Of All Kinds, Showcased at the Nantucket Film Festival

Tom McCarthy for me epitomizes the kind of smart and emotional character-oriented storyteller that movie industry needs today,” he said in an interview ahead of the festival. “I think it’s important — in this day of huge, effects-driven franchises — to support and celebrate human stories that don’t center on aliens or robots.”

Much of Stiller’s recent work reflects that ethos. In May, he appeared in Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Collected”), a well-received dramedy that marked his first collaboration with the filmmaker since “While We Were Young.” It was a welcome return to one of the best actor-director relationships in Stiller’s filmography, one that taps into his penchant for affable klutzes without devolving into cheap jokes.

“I’m happy someone is making the edgy, character-oriented dramas and comedies that are the kinds of movies I grew up watching,” Stiller said. “I hope the studios will get with that program.”

In the meantime, he has embraced the changing landscape: His next starring role comes with “Brad’s Status,” writer-director Mike White’s new Amazon-produced feature, and “The Meyerowitz Stories” will premiere on Netflix later this year.

Like a lot of people, he’s not thrilled with Netflix’s day-and-date model, which minimizes the theatrical life of its movies in favor of appealing home viewers. “I love movies and want to see those kinds of movies in the theater,” he said, but acknowledged the realities of a marketplace that has increasingly allowed for more sophisticated storytelling with the new digital platforms — and, again, television. “Most of our projects are smaller budget and independent-oriented,” he said, addressing the productions currently being developed at Red Hour. “It’s harder to get those movies made now. Thankfully, television is a place for that now.”

He won’t directly acknowledge it, but the response to “Zoolander 2,” with its sophomoric humor and at least one broad joke that offended the Lgbtq community, seems to have driven him back to the more substantial side of his career. Stiller’s been through career crises — cult hit “The Cable Guy” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” weren’t exactly blockbuster successes — but this time, he has a range of work in the pipeline that taps into his penchant for more dramatic fare. “Escape from Dannemora,” which focuses on the real-life prison break by inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat in upstate New York, suggests an underlying desire to exercise his filmmaking chops with serious, engaging material.

As a director, Stiller is more auteur than meets the eye. Starting with “Reality Bites” in 1994, he has continually focused on desperate, self-involved Americans driven to neurotic extremes by the boundaries that society places on them. That theme took on cartoonish extremes in the undervalued “Cable Guy” and an ambitious lyrical depth in “Walter Mitty,” while the first “Zoolander” turned the absurd competitive agendas of the fashion industry inside out. The sequel simply took that joke too far, but it may have been necessary to draw Stiller back to the kind of projects that suit him best. “I think I’m more interested in movies I can relate to on a personal level,” he said.

That has extended to his interest in new talent. Asked to single some of the rising filmmakers he admires, he started by citing young screenwriters — Michael Mitnik, whose Alfonso Gomez-Rejon-directed “The Current War” comes out later this year, and Isaac Adamson, whose Blacklist screenplay “Bubbles” (about Michael Jackson’s famous chimp) is currently being produced by Netflix. He’s also keen on the writing contributions to “Dannemora” by Brett Johnson, whose previous credits are primarily in television.

So where does that leave Stiller’s career in comedy? “Right now, we are in couples therapy,” he said. “But I am optimistic.”

The Nantucket Film Festival runs June 21 – 26.

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- Eric Kohn

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Ben Stiller and Ex-Wife Christine Taylor Share a Fiery Onscreen Reunion in Dodgeball Charity Video

14 June 2017 4:41 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor are reuniting onscreen for the first time since their surprise split earlier this year.

The friendly exes, who announced their breakup in May after 17 years of marriage, aren’t letting the separation get in the way of a good cause. Stiller and Taylor reignited some of their fiery dialogue from 2004’s Dodgeball: An Underdog Story for a new charity reunion video sponsored by Omaze.

The short video sees Stiller back in character as megalomaniac gym manager White Goodman, while Taylor reprises her role as Kate Veatch, a lawyer who is constantly fighting off Goodman’s unwanted advances. »

- Mike Miller

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How ‘Big Little Lies’ (and Improvised Sex Scenes) Turned Alexander Skarsgård Into an Awards Contender — Career Watch

12 June 2017 10:42 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors. In this edition we tackle Alexander Skarsgård, who’s advancing his career with a canny combo of studio movies, indie films, and premium television.

Bottom Line: You never know where you stand with Skarsgård, who has the complexity of a character actor beneath the leading-man looks that launched a thousand memes. (Reads one: “Research shows that if you’re afraid of spiders, you are more likely to find one in your bedroom… I’m really afraid of Alexander Skarsgård.”)

His muscular swagger and danger is on display in “The Legend of Tarzan,” but his tender attentions to wife Jane (Margot Robbie) were that film’s throbbing heart. And in the hugely popular and topical HBO drama series “Big Little Lies,” he holds his own with an ensemble of powerful women including executive producer Nicole Kidman, who performs an »

- Anne Thompson

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How ‘Big Little Lies’ (and Improvised Sex Scenes) Turned Alexander Skarsgård Into an Awards Contender — Career Watch

12 June 2017 10:42 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors. In this edition we tackle Alexander Skarsgård, who’s advancing his career with a canny combo of studio movies, indie films, and premium television.

Bottom Line: You never know where you stand with Skarsgård, who has the complexity of a character actor beneath the leading-man looks that launched a thousand memes. (Reads one: “Research shows that if you’re afraid of spiders, you are more likely to find one in your bedroom… I’m really afraid of Alexander Skarsgård.”)

His muscular swagger and danger is on display in “The Legend of Tarzan,” but his tender attentions to wife Jane (Margot Robbie) were that film’s throbbing heart. And in the hugely popular and topical HBO drama series “Big Little Lies,” he holds his own with an ensemble of powerful women including executive producer Nicole Kidman, who performs an »

- Anne Thompson

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28 Years Later, Your Favorite Hey Dude Stars Remember a Stalker, the "Nick Narc," and Good Times

10 June 2017 12:16 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Image Source: Maggie Boyd It's hard not to greet David Lascher and Kelly Brown with a "Heeeeeey Duuuuude," but somehow I resist. It's been 28 years since Hey Dude debuted, and Lascher is now 45; Brown is a tad older, a fact that she reiterates a bit in our interview (her exact age isn't on the internet, and I know better than to ask her). They both look great, and while their faces haven't been onscreen much lately, they're so instantly recognizable to me that it's like seeing old friends. As a rabid Hey Dude watcher as a kid, this interview feels very special. They're in Austin for Atx, the TV festival that specializes in huge TV fandoms and nostalgia. Though the whole cast, save for Brown, reunited a few years ago at the same event, it's just these two this time, and if you watched, you know them better as Ted and Brad. »

- Shannon Vestal Robson

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Owen Wilson’s Son Ford, 6, Might ‘Be a Little Stunt Man in Training’: ‘He’s a Big Jackie Chan Fan’

8 June 2017 8:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Owen Wilson may be the one voicing the velocity-defying legend Lightning McQueen in the Cars franchise, but in real life, his son is giving him a run for his money.

The actor stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday to dish about his work on the upcoming Cars 3, his famous family as well as how his two boys — Finn, 3, and Robert Ford, 6 — are developing, personality wise.

“Ford seems like he might even be a little stunt man in training,” says Wilson, 48, of his “fearless” older child, sharing a video of the little guy doing a belly flop into a »

- Jen Juneau

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Ben Stiller and Benicio del Toro announce TV prison drama

5 June 2017 12:04 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Jun 5, 2017

Showtime is pressing ahead with Escape At Dannemora, a prison break drama directed by Ben Stiller, starring Benicio del Toro...

Here's an exciting one: Ben Stiller, cinematic icon and director of Zoolander, The Cable Guy, Tropic Thunder and The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, has announced a TV team-up with Benicio del Toro.

Stiller will direct and del Toro will star in Escape At Dannemora, an eight-hour limited series from Showtime, about a real-life New York prison break from 2015. Patricia Arquette and Paul Dano are among the supporting cast.

Collider shares this spiel from the official press release...

"Del Toro will play convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison, who masterminds the escape. Arquette will play Tilly Mitchell, a working class, married woman who supervises the prison tailor shop and becomes sexually involved with both convicts, inducing her to assist them with their escape. »

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Paul Dano joins Ben Stiller’s 'Escape At Dannemora' limited series

2 June 2017 12:28 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Production on Showtime title will begin later this year at the actual locations in upstate New York.

Showtime has given a production order to Ben Stiller’s Escape At Dannemora, an eight-hour limited series starring Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette, and new cast member Paul Dano

The limited series is based on the stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in summer 2015 that sparked a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled. 

Stiller will serve as executive producer and direct all eight episodes. Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin will write and also serve as executive producers alongside Stiller, Bryan Zuriff, Michael De Luca via Michael De Luca Productions, and Nicky Weinstock for Red Hour Productions.

Del Toro will play convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison who masterminds the escape.  

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Ben Stiller’s 'Escape At Dannemora' ordered at Showtime

2 June 2017 12:28 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Paul Dano joins cast. Production will begin later this year at the actual locations in upstate New York.

Showtime has given a production order to Ben Stiller’s Escape At Dannemora, a new eight-hour limited series starring Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette, and Paul Dano

The limited series is based on the stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in summer 2015 that sparked a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled. 

Stiller will serve as executive producer and direct all eight episodes. Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin will write and also serve as executive producers alongside Stiller, Bryan Zuriff, Michael De Luca via Michael De Luca Productions, and Nicky Weinstock for Red Hour Productions.

Del Toro will play convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison who masterminds the escape.  

Arquette will play »

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Why Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor Struggled Before Their Surprise Split

31 May 2017 8:31 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor‘s conflicting priorities contributed to their shocking split.

While Stiller, 51, and Taylor, 45, have collaborated over the years, the actor’s hectic work schedule put a strain on the relationship.

“It gets hard — he has a very busy Hollywood career, and she’s been very focused on being a mom,” a source tells People in this week’s issue.

Stiller and Taylor, who costarred in Zoolander, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Tropic Thunder, Arrested Development and Zoolander 2, are parents to daughter Ella, 15, and son Quinlin, 11.

“They are a very loving family,” adds the source, who »

- Jodi Guglielmi

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This Hollywood star couple announce split after 17 years of marriage

27 May 2017 2:22 AM, PDT | Behindwoods | See recent Behindwoods news »

Hollywood actors Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor have officially announced that they are separating after 17 years of marriage. Ben Stiller is popularly known for his works in films like Meet The Fockers, Night At The Museum series and Zoolander series.

Ben and Taylor have jointly released a statement on Friday announcing their split. They were married 17 years back in May 2000 and the couple have two children. There statement is as follows:

“With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate. Our »

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Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor Split After 17 Years of Marriage

26 May 2017 3:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor are splitting after 17 years of marriage.

The pair released a joint statement to People on Friday.

“With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate. Our priority will continue to be raising our children as devoted parents and the closest of friends. We kindly ask that the media respect our privacy at this time,” Stiller, 51, and Taylor, 45, said.

The actors wed in May of 2000 in Kauai, Hawaii, with Stiller popping the question to Taylor while in rehearsals for Meet the Parents »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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