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The next comedy from David Gordon Green, the bonkers-looking fantasy spoof "Your Highness," isn't out until April, but the prolific, chameleonic director has already wrapped his next picture, the Jonah Hill-toplining comedy "The Sitter." Following a college dropout who has to take his three babysitting charges across town to buy drugs for his girlfriend, it's a script we really enjoyed when we read it, and features a very promising cast, including Ari Graynor as the girl, "Where The Wild Things Are" star Max Records as one of the kids, and Sam Rockwell and "Curb Your Enthusiasm"'s J.B. Smoove as Hill's… »
They're still called the SAG Awards. But the upcoming 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild show on January 30th could just as easily be called the AFTRA Awards in terms of television. That's because an increasing number of categories, especially among comedy series, are dominated by AFTRA shows. On December 16th when the SAG Awards nominations were announced, AFTRA put out a congratulatory note listing all nominees from AFTRA shows. And while SAG still represents movies and such TV heavy hitters as Mad Men, Dexter, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock, Glee, The Office, and The Big Bang Theory as well as hot awards prospects like Boardwalk Empire and The Walking Dead, AFTRA now boasts top awards TV contenders such as Modern Family, The Good Wife, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Nurse Jackie as well as Parks & Recreation and Community. I'm now hearing that this could be the last SAG Awards. If even the most optimistic merger scenarios come true, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Director David Gordon Green is just about to wrap shooting on The Sitter, which means we're due for the first image from the set of star Jonah Hill in costume. Hill plays a college dropout who agrees to babysit three mischievous children, played by Max Records (Where the Wild Things Are), Kevin Hernandez, and Landry Bender. The night takes a turn for the worse when Hill loses the cocaine of drug dealers of Sam Rockwell and J.B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm), leading Hill and his charges on a chase through New York City. The Sitter opens on July 15, 2011. Hit the jump to check out the image. Okay, so the image itself isn't particularly mind blowing. But it's early days. At least now we know Hill's character wears dorky glasses and sports the old t-shirt/lumberjack shirt/hooded jacket combo. If I'm honest, Hill hasn't really split my sides with laughter since Superbad. »
- Ben Garman
This Week in DVD & Blu-ray is a column that compiles all the latest info regarding new DVD and Blu-ray releases, sales, and exclusive deals from stores including Target, Best Buy and Fry’s. Salt Salt barrels forward at a relentless pace, and stops only for the most perfunctory of emotional beats. You know they're emotional beats because somber music plays in the background while characters gaze longingly at each other. 30 seconds of that, and it's back to more running, car hopping and violently-inflicted bodily injury. None of the action is especially impressive or inspired, but what it lacks in polish it makes up for in sheer volume. The mystery of Evelyn Salt is meant to keep the audience on their toes as the action unfolds, but it's all so ludicrous and predictable; if there is a compelling mystery at the core of Salt, it's learning just how much casual ass-kickery »
- Adam Quigley
On Curb Your Enthusiasm, the list of things that annoy Larry David is amusingly endless. Teenaged trick-or-treaters who don’t take Halloween seriously; house tours; bald chefs who are ashamed of their baldness. But there’s one thing that is making the real David smile these days: Republican tax cuts. In an op-ed in today’s New York Times, the Seinfeld funnyman mock-celebrated the government’s decision to extend the Bush tax cuts on the extremely wealthy: “There is a God! It passed! The Bush tax cuts have been extended two years for the upper bracketeers, of which I am a proud member, »
- Jeff Labrecque
New York, New York (X17online) - Thanks to Seinfeld Larry David is not only a household name but he is also worth an estimated $500 million. After President Barack Obama's extension of George W. Bush's tax cuts to the rich, David took to the Opinion Pages of The New York Times to sarcastically share his thanks for tax cuts for the wealthy. David reveals: "There is a God! It passed! The Bush tax cuts have been extended two years for the upper bracketeers, of which I am a proud member, thank you very much. I’m the last person in the world I’d want to be beside, but I am beside myself! This is a life changer, I tell you. A life changer! To begin with, I was planning a trip to Cabo with my kids for Christmas vacation. We were going to fly coach, but now »
Larry David can finally afford blueberries. The antioxidant-rich berries are among the luxuries the "Seinfeld" creator and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star says he can finally afford thanks to the extension of the Bush tax cuts. In a kind-of sarcastic op-ed for The New York Times Tuesday, David said he's also indulging in his own room when he takes his kids to Cabo, a new TV, and fancy cereal to garnish with those blueberries. "It’s nothing but real granola from now on. The kind you get in the plastic bins in health food »
Waiting in line at a Chinese restaurant, giving money to too-old trick or treaters, and breaking up with a friend. These are just some of the annoyances of modern day life that have been skewered by the writing of Larry David, he of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm fame. Well, we can now add "letting the richest Americans keep exorbitant tax cuts even at a time of great economic disaster" to the list. David's written a column in today's New York Times in which he's taken the same tact that a number of wealthy, funny people have by exuberantly thanking the government (with a special thanks to Barack Obama) for the deal. It's pretty much exactly what you'd think the creator of Curb Your Enthusiasm would write about the extensions. »
- Jon Bershad
It's that time of year when we bid farewell to the last twelve months and start looking toward the future, but it's also a chance to reflect, to catalogue, and to reminisce as well. My selections for the Ten Best (and, cough, five worst) TV shows of 2010 have now gone live over at The Daily Beast. The series selected represent the very best that television had to offer the past twelve months and include such shows as Mad Men, Community, Terriers, Parks and Recreation, The Good Wife, Fringe, Justified, Boardwalk Empire, Friday Night Lights, and Modern Family. It wasn't easy to whittle down the competition to just ten shows as, despite the overall drain in creativity this calendar year, there were quite a lot of fantastic series. (In fact, one of the very best of the year didn't even air on American television at all: Season Three of BBC One's »
TBS has landed Brian Austin Green and Harold Perrineau to topline the hour-long comedy pilot "The Wedding Band." Written by Josh Lobis and Darin Moiselle ("South Park"), "The Wedding Band" focuses on a group of friends who escape from life's tensions by performing in a wedding band. [Actually, the TBS description of the show says that the band also plays birthday parties and bar mitzvahs, making the title instantly incorrect.] The pilot comes to TBS from FremantleMedia and will be executive produced by Tollin Productions. Bryan Gordon ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") will direct. Although Green will probably always be »
- Daniel Fienberg
Bryan Cranston was in bed when his Golden Globe nomination in the Best Actor category for Breaking Bad was announced yesterday, but who can blame him? Between his work on six feature films and his upcoming Saturday Night Live-meets-Curb Your Enthusiasm Web series on Atom.com, The Handlers, the actor hasn’t had much time for R&R since concluding season 3 of his critically lauded AMC drama (EW critic Ken Tucker’s pick for best show of 2010), which returns this summer.
In an interview with EW, Cranston talked about his nomination and the political satire show that he »
- Sandra Gonzalez
Alexander is in negotiations with CBS network bosses to develop, produce and star in a new hour-long series, according to trade paper Variety.
The as-yet-untitled show reportedly centres around a struggling actor who joins his ex-wife's detective agency, and then becomes an expert in disguise by using his acting skills.
Only two new series, HBO's Boardwalk Empire and Showtime's Nurse Jackie, were able to crack the top series categories for the 2011 WGA Awards for television, which remained largely unchanged from last year, with 4 out of 5 nominees in each category returning from last year. On the drama side, Boardwalk Empire replaced Lost, while Nurse Jackie took over for Curb Your Enthusiasm, which hasn't aired a fresh season. Lost still got a nice farewell with a nomination in the episodic drama category for the series finale written by Damon Lindeloff and Carlton Cuse. After the comedy breakthrough last year when the New Series category featured four comedies, Glee, Modern Family, Hung and Nurse Jackie, and only one drama, The Good Wife, the pendulum swung the other way, with no comedy series making the cut in the field at all this year. Somewhat surprisingly, AMC's breakout zombie hit The Walking Dead did make it, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Jason Alexander may be heading back to network television. CBS has ordered an hour-long series, which Alexander would executive produce as well as star in, about a “former TV star who’s down on his luck and winds up joining his ex-wife’s detective agency. Once there, the character reinvents himself as an investigator with a penchant for disguise,” according to Variety. Recall that Julia Louis-Dreyfus has signed on for an HBO political show. It’s almost like an awesome turn on Curb Your Enthusiasm has wonderful lasting effects!
I’m of the firm belief that George Costanza is one »
- Margaret Lyons
Pixar’s classic A Bug’s Life brought together an amazingly talented group of people. As the film makes its Blu-ray debut, we find out what happened to its cast…
The classic Pixar production, A Bug's Life, brought together an amazingly talented group of people, including Kevin Spacey, David Hyde Pierce and Denis Leary. So, twelve years on from the film's original release, and to tie in with its UK debut on Blu-ray, we ask, where are the voices behind A Bug's Life now, and what have they done since?
Dave Foley - Flik
One of the former members of The Kids In The Hall and a stand-up comedian, Dave Foley has been well occupied since providing the voice for Flik. He's either providing voice talent for animated TV shows, or appearing in person as in a stint on Will And Grace, and the mini-series Kids In The Hall: Death Comes To Town. »
Comedians Steve Carell and David Steinberg are teaming up to produce a new documentary that will 'that will chronicle the evolution of comedy over the past sixty years through the eyes of several generations of comedians. " For those of you not familiar with Steinberg, he was a big time comedian during 1960s-70s. He went on to work on TV series such as Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Among the comedians that will be interviewed by Steinberg are Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Lily Tomlin, Don Rickles, Carol Burnett, Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, Judd Apatow, Robin Williams, Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock, Jane Lynch, and Tina Fey, as well as a host of up-and-comers.
The documentary has yet to get a title, but it is being developed for TV distribution. I am a huge fan of comedy, and one thing I love to do every time I get a chance is hit »
Though both started out as student's of Chicago's improvisational comedy scene in Second City, Steve Carell and David Steinberg have taken very different paths. While Carell is well known for his talents onscreen in "The Office" or films like Date Night, Steinberg's talents have mostly been behind the camera directing for series like "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Mad About You." But now Deadline report the two are teaming up for a currently untitled documentary on the evolution of comedy which will look back at 60 years of laughs. As someone who's always taken notice of the comedic trends fluctuating every ten years or so, this is great news. So to really get to the core of comedy and how it has changed over the years, Steinberg has been interviewing comedians young and old to really make this documentary shine. Such names include Mel Brooks, Don Rickles, Carol Burnett, Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen »
- Ethan Anderton
"If there's a headline about what's gone on in TV this year, it's that last year's breakouts are still going to be the dominant shows. Nothing really broke out this fall," says Matt Roush of TV Guide about this year's possible SAG Award nominees in the TV ensemble categories."The battle in comedy is still between 'Modern Family' and 'Glee.' They are both at the top of their game. Since 'Glee' won last year and is now being perceived as being rather uneven from week to week, that might impact the ensemble itself, and as the characters on 'Modern Family' have become more defined and more hilarious, I can't imagine it not winning and not being nominated. Each of those characters on 'Modern Family' is so delicious that I think it has to be considered a real contender."Robert Bianco of USA Today and Chris Beachum of GoldDerby. »
To mark the DVD release of Woody Allen's Whatever Works, we've put together a list of the top ten quotes from the film's star, Larry David. David, 63, the award winning co-creator of Seinfeld, arguably the most successful Us television show of all time, became a household when he starred in the critically acclaimed Curb Your Enthusiasm. The show became a massive hit, with David playing a semi-fictional version of himself, devoid of social awareness and sensitivity, living out his semi-retirement. The show became well known for it's so called “Larry David Moments”, where Larry seems to constantly find himself in socially awkward situations, through little fault of his own. »
- Alex Peace
The 41-year-old TV guru passed away after suffering a brain aneurysm.
In a statement to Deadline.com, she says, "I am overcome by the loss of Denise Cramsey. She was a talented, strong, inspirational woman. I only hope her family can find some comfort in knowing that she gave thousands of children hope and happiness with the exceptional work she did on School Pride.
"When I think of Denise, I remember her surrounded by the friends she loved to work with, laughing at the little, unexpected moments most might have overlooked." »
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