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Charlie Day And Ice Cube Are Up For A Fist Fight

Charlie Day And Ice Cube Are Up For A Fist Fight
Two men – in this case Horrible BossesCharlie Day and 22 Jump Street’s Ice Cube – get into a fight. Who wins? We’d have thought the answer to that was blindingly obvious, but a new comedy called Fist Fight wants to make it happen regardless. Day and Cube are in talks to star in the film for New Line, which has a script from Van Robichaux and Evan Susser. The basic concept finds Day as a mild-mannered English teacher who must man up when a colleague at his school who thinks he’s trying to get him fired challenges him to a good old-fashioned punch-up. Unless he somehow gets out of it, or manages to learn some amazing ability, we’d suggest this ends with a Charlie Day pancake. And yes, it sounds a little bit like the 2001 Tim Allen comedy Joe Somebody.There’s no director attached yet, but
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Relativity Buys John Scott Shepherd Spec ‘Jump’

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Relativity has acquired Jump, a spec script by John Scott Shepherd that Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein will produce through their Vendetta Entertainment. It is a romantic dramedy in the vein of Jerry Maguire, with a strong male role at the center. Shepherd recently created and executive produces NBC’s midseason comedy series Save Me, and he also created the ABC summer series The Days. Shepherd’s feature credits include Life Or Something Like It and Joe Somebody for Fox; his books include Henry’s List Of Wrongs, which originally sold to New Line in a seven-figure deal. Relativity will go right out to directors and actors. This is the first feature sale for Shepherd since he returned to Paradigm.
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Paradigm Signs Writer John Scott Shepherd

John Scott Shepherd has signed with Paradigm. This marks Shepherd’s return to the agency after a stint at CAA. Shepherd recently created and executive produces NBC’s midseason comedy series Save Me, which has not been scheduled yet. He also created the ABC summer series The Days. Shepherd’s feature credits include Life Or Something Like It and Joe Somebody for Fox; his books include Henry’s List Of Wrongs, which Paradigm originally sold to New Line in a seven-figure deal.
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Gay Icon Nominee: Julie Bowen

Here's a bitchy theory that I might believe in: Straight men usually aren't very socially intuitive thinkers, so they rarely relate to comic performers who don't, to a certain degree, resemble them. I notice in standup and on Twitter that a majority of straight male comics build their fanbase by specifically proving they relate to their fans, who are largely also straight and male. This, I feel, is the opposite tactic of the comics who are more often adored by gay men and straight women. We tend to like standout performers who represent themselves first and seem to say, "F*ck you if you don't relate to me." We value independence over like-mindedness, and that's why defiant personalities like Madonna, Kathy Griffin, and Bette Davis can be catnip to many of us. (I certainly subscribe to all three of those dames.)

In our new feature "Gay Icon Nominee," we'll select
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NBC Nears Cast-Contingent Pilot Order To John Scott Shepherd/Neal Moritz Comedy

Exclusive: I’ve learned that NBC is finalizing a deal for an off-cycle pilot order to single-camera comedy Save Me. The order to the project, from writer John Scott Shepherd, Sony Pictures TV and Neal Morirz’s studio-based Original Films banner, is cast-contingent. Save Me centers on a woman who, after an accident, starts to believe that she is channeling God. The project was originally developed at Showtime. Shepherd is executive producing with Original Films’ Moritz and Vivian Cannon as well as Scott Winant (Californication). Shepherd, whose credits include the features Joe Somebody and Life or Something Like It and the ABC series The Days, wrote the 2009 ABC drama pilot See Kate Run. This is the second project to get a pilot order by NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt after being originally developed at Showtime. The first was Smash, which Greenblatt first shepherded at the pay cable network during his stint there.
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Incontrovertible Evidence of the Adam Sandler Curse

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I've long talked about the Sandler curse, but with Grown Ups coming out today, and poor Salma Hayek playing the love interest opposite Sandler, I thought it might be instructive to look back at the wake of career destruction that Sandler has wrought since he became an A-list movie star. It's not pretty. In fact, with two exceptions -- Marisa Tomei and Drew Barrymore -- no actress that has starred as a love interest in a Sandler film has even come close to duplicating the box-office success of that Sandler film, save for Liv Tyler, who had a small blip with The Incredible Hulk, but has otherwise molsty disappeared from the film scene. In fact, in most cases, the actress playing opposite Sandler began a usually steep descent into relative obscurity or ultimately resorted to television work. Her film success has never been the same.

I'm not being hyperbolic here,
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Exclusive Interview: Michael Lardie (Great White, Guitarist)

  • PopStar
Great White is having great fun these days. The popular rock band, which began their rise to fame back in the mid 1980's, has assembled their core members and hit the road. Jack Russell, Mark Kendall, Audie Desbrow, Michael Lardie, and newcomer Scott Snyder say this time around they're having a blast, as they reacquaint themselves with longtime fans and welcome a new generation of admirers. With 13 studio albums and an impressive list of hits like Once Bitten Twice Shy, Save Your Love, Rock Me, House of Broken Love, and Call it Rock and Roll, Great White, like their music, has endured. PopStar recently had the pleasure of speaking with Michael Lardie, the guitarist for Great White, who discussses what life is like now vs. then, their current live tour, today's music, and a few thoughts on the bands past, present, and future. Michael, Great White has been playing together
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Galaxy Quest Finally Gets an Upgrade

Before Tim Allen completely went off the rails, starring in flicks like Joe Somebody, Santa Clause 2 and 3, Christmas with the Kranks, The Shaggy Dog and Wild Hogs, he hit the screen in Galaxy Quest – an extremely underrated comedy. The 1999 flick, which followed the alumni cast of a cult space TV show having to save a real alien race, also starred Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Justin Long, Daryl Mitchel, Enrico Colantoni and Sam Rockwell. Paramount has now announced plans for a deluxe edition DVD. The disc will be available May 12 and come with 6 featurettes (Historical Documents: The Story of Galaxy Quest, Never Give Up. Never Surrender: The Intrepid Crew of the Nsea Protector, By Grabthar's Hammer, What Amazing Effects, Alien School - Creating the Thermian Race, Actors in Space), a Thermian Audio Track, deleted scenes, a Sigourney Raps feature and the theatrical trailer. Check out the art below.
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Fox pickups supernatural

Fox is adding a sci-fi flavor to its drama development slate with put pilot commitments to Amy After Dark, from writer John Scott Shepherd and Emmy-winning director Todd Holland, and an untitled drama from writer Christian Taylor. Dark, from 20th Century Fox TV, centers on a young female attorney in New York who joins the undead after she is bitten by a vampire. Shepherd will write the script, and 20th TV-based Holland is set to direct the pilot. Both are executive producing. Shepherd, who created the ABC series The Days, also penned the features Joe Somebody and Life or Something Like It.

Warburton on 'Rage' sideline

Warburton on 'Rage' sideline
Patrick Warburton is set to star opposite Martin Lawrence in 20th Century Fox's Rage Control. Warburton will play Larry Burgess, a junior high school basketball coach who has one of the best teams in the league. When coach Roy McCormick (Martin Lawrence) is suspended from college ball for attacking a referee, he is forced to coach a junior high team that is desperate to beat Burgess' team. Steve Carr is directing, with Robert Simonds producing. Tracey Trench serves as executive producer alongside Carr's producing partner, Heidi Santelli. Warburton's credits include the television series Less Than Perfect and Seinfeld and the feature films Men in Black II and Joe Somebody and the upcoming Bob Steel, First Time Caller. He's also voicing the character of Kronk in The Emperor's New Groove II. Warburton is repped by Paradigm and managed by Delores Robinson.

Pasquin takes 'Congeniality'

Pasquin takes 'Congeniality'
Joe Somebody helmer John Pasquin has closed a deal to direct Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality 2 for Warner Bros. Pictures. Shooting is scheduled to start in the spring in Los Angeles. The project-- a Castle Rock Entertainment presentation in association with Village Roadshow Pictures -- will find Bullock reprising her role as Special Agent Gracie Hart. There is no other talent attached to the project, according to the studio. Bullock will again produce from a script by Marc Lawrence, who also penned the original Donald Petrie-directed film. Released in 2000, the first installment cleared $100 million at the boxoffice from a budget in the $45 million range. Pasquin's deal to direct Bullock likely stems from their previous relationship: Pasquin helmed several episodes of ABC's George Lopez, which is produced by Bullock's production company, Fortis Films. His other credits include Payne, Soul Man, Jungle 2 Jungle, The Santa Clause and Home Improvement.

Uni shakes hands with Shadyac, 'Bob'

Universal Pictures has picked up the original comedy pitch One Nation Under Bob, which screenwriter John Scott Shepherd will write as a vehicle for Tom Shadyac to direct. Shadyac's studio-based company Shady Acres Entertainment will produce the project with Shutt-Jones Prods. Bob, an original idea developed at Shady Acres and Shutt-Jones, is a high-concept comedy centering on an average man who inherits a plot of land only to discover that it is a country unto itself and he is now the owner of a sovereign nation. The intent is to develop the project for a major comedic star. Shady Acres' Michael Bostick is producing the project with Buffy Shutt and Kathy Jones. Shady Acres executive Amanda Morgan Palmer will oversee the project with Universal's Holly Bario and Scott Stuber. Shepherd has written such projects as Joe Somebody and Life or Something Like It. Shadyac next directs the Universal/Shady Acres comedy Bruce Almighty, starring Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman.

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