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Jessica Simpson is known for not taking herself too seriously, and she showed off that silly sense of humor with one of her Instagram snaps over the weekend. On Saturday, the singer shared a sort of sexy, sort of hilarious picture of herself lying on the floor, but it's her caption that really stood out - "I love carpet" - which is likely a nod to Steve Carell's memorable line from the movie Anchorman. Jessica is no stranger to posting popular Instagram pictures, as she regularly shares the sweetest family photos of her husband, Eric Johnson, and their kids, Maxwell and Ace. She and her family recently made a red carpet appearance together, stepping out for a charitable event for her new bedding collection in Dallas, TX. Meanwhile, she and Eric have also been making time for date night, as they couldn't keep their hands off each other at »
Steve Carell and Ellen DeGeneres have some great on-screen chemistry! The "Foxcatcher" star stops by Thursday's "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," where the Ellen asks Carell to play a game where they act out scenes to music without using any words -- the result is pretty hilarious! Check out the sneak peek above to see Steve and Ellen strip, imitate "Titanic" and more! The 52-year-old also opens up about his favorite time of year: Christmas! The "Anchorman" actor loves decorating his house for the festive holiday -- from stringing lights to taking the annual Carell family Christmas card. Steve also talks a little about his days as a mailman, where he helped to make some lucky kids' Christmas extra special. "I was a bad mail carrier. You know what I did used to do around Christmas time though… Kids would mail letters to Santa. It wasn’t privy to the super secret Santa of sending, »
- tooFab Staff
We're still waiting to get a glimpse at the comedy Get Hard starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart after the first trailer was delayed from release last week to sometime this week (though you may have already seen it if you saw Horrible Bosses 2 over the weekend). In the meantime, Ferrell has already lined up a new comedy at Sony Pictures that was developed at Mosaic, the production and management company that represents the Anchorman star and has produced several of his biggest films. The project is a currently untitled comedy that takes place in the intense, competitive world of a Shakespearean theater company. More below! Could we be looking at another Talladega Nights or Blades of Glory? This certainly feels like it would be a comedy in that same vein. However, with Variety reporting the script comes from Dinner for Schmucks scribes David Guion & Michael Handelman, there's a »
- Ethan Anderton
Chris Rock has claimed that comedies are more difficult to make than dramas.
The actor, comedian and filmmaker argued that dramatic films are easier to make and reproduce.
"[Drama] is easier," he told Vulture. "It just is.
"Hey, man, I loved Gone Girl. Loved it. But you could probably get other directors - I'm not saying they'd make it as good as [David] Fincher, but you could get it from beginning to end and get a reaction out of it, where you can't really do that with comedy."
Rock's next film Top Five will be released on December 12 in the Us and March 20 in the UK. »
A Chris Rock interview is a lot like a Chris Rock stand-up special, bouncing from topic to topic, hitting hard truths laced with humor. What may be a nightmare scenario for publicists makes for great reading. In a new and lengthy interview with New York Magazine, writer-at-large and "Veep" producer Frank Rich inputs topics into conversation like the comedian-turned-director is a search engine. Enter "Obama," "Bill Cosby," or "censorship" into Chris Rock Google and out pops every thought on his mind. Tackling politics, his stand-up career, and the state of comedy in 2014, Rich’s interview eventually gets to the reason that they’re together in a room at this very moment: "Top Five." Earlier this Fall, Toronto Film Festival audiences went bananas for Rock’s jazzy, star-studded dramedy. Written, directed, and starring the comedian, "Top Five" rings autobiographical, following a comedian ready to hang up his jokey hat in favor of a "serious" movie career. »
- Matt Patches
Christina Applegate is still a Bundy beauty.Here's a 17-year-old version of the "Married With Children" star at a children's event back in 1988 (left) and 26 years later... the "Anchorman" actress -- who celebrated her 43rd birthday last week -- in San Diego last summer."Take me to pleasure town."The question is... Read more »
- TMZ Staff
Chicago – Women in Film (Wif) Chicago is a advocate group for women filmmakers, on-set professionals and executives in the creative arts, and every year they present their Focus Awards to significant contributors in those arenas. The honorees in 2014 were Shira Piven, Susan Credle, Erin Sarofsky and Christina Varotsis.
The event took place on November 5th, 2014, at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, and was hosted by marketing executive Melissa Thornley. Each of the recipients were feted with a video tribute, and each told their stories when they accepted the award. HollywoodChicago.com spoke with three of the honorees, with a diversity of voices for women in the film and creative industries.
Shira Piven, Film and Theater Director
Shira Piven is part of theater royalty in Chicago, as her parents Byrne and Joyce founded the Piven Theatre Workshop in Evanston, Illinois, and her brother Jeremy is a notable film, theater and television actor. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Maria Bamford appeared last week at Nerdmelt in Los Angeles as part of a special Picture This! comedy event which features comics performing while illustrators and artists animate to their routines on a screen live. Picture This! was created Brandie Posey and Sam Varelaby. This edition spotlighted the Comedy Central show Brickleberry and had comedy voice talents John Dimaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) who plays Duke and Jerry Minor (SNL, Anchorman) who plays Denzel, put their skills on display along with animators from the show. Bamford is a renowned stand-up comedian and has appeared on Comedy Central specials and shows like Arrested Development as well as being featured as a voice [ Read More ]
The post Interview with Comedian Maria Bamford appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Laura Gaddy
Following the sort-of successes – depending on who you talk to – of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and Dumb And Dumber To, the time has come to revive another classic comedy franchise, Ben Stiller’s Zoolander. Work on the follow-up has languished in development since 2010, when Justin Theroux was attached to write and direct the supermodel sequel. Over the last few months, we’ve heard from Theroux that a finished script was in the bag, followed by talk from Will Ferrell that a table read was imminent. Now, we’ve a piece of news to suggest Zoolander 2 might be heading into production sooner than expected.
Courtesy of Deadline, we now know the status of the catwalk caper and the name of a brand new franchise addition – Penelope Cruz. No word on who she’ll play, but she will be appearing alongside the main core of returning cast members. In addition »
- Gem Seddon
The first images for Get Hard have been released, and they show Will Ferrell in a fabulously garish get-up that really only he can pull-off. The film will see the Anchorman lead star alongside Kevin Hart, and it will be exciting to see the two comedy heavyweights sparing with each other. Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart have been discussing their upcoming effort with USA Today and the it turns out that the pair have spent years looking for a project that was right for the two of them to make together. In Get Hard, Ferrell will play James King, a man who is on the eve of going to prison for embezzling millions of dollars - though he didn't actually do it. Before he begins his incarceration, however, King mistakes Kevin Hart.s Darnell as a criminal, and hires him to help prepare for his future years in prison. Speaking »
Nothing gets us giddy quite like an epic celebrity movie cameo.
An A-lister who appears in an often uncredited role with minimal screen time and, we have no idea it's coming — how could we not love that?!
Alfred Hitchcock was the cameo master of his time, appearing in 39 of his 52 surviving films. People loved searching for him like a real life Where's Waldo. Even more recently, Interstellar blew us away with a crazy unexpected cameo that we don't want to give away quite yet…but it got us thinking about other unexpected appearances in movies!
So let's take a look at some of our favorite film cameos of all-time.
Warning: Possible Spoilers Ahead.
Johnny Depp -- 21 Jump Street
Johnny Depp paid perfect homage to his 21 Jump Street roots. Spending most of the role in disguise, he ultimately reveals his identity leaving Jonah Hill's character to declare, "You're like an amazing actor man!"
Bill Murray -- [link »
“Dumb and Dumber To” partied like it was 1994 at the box office this weekend.
The sequel to the Clinton era smash injected life into Jim Carrey’s moribund career, reminding audiences why they once loved the silly putty faced comic genius. It was the weekend’s highest-grossing film, picking up $38.1 million despite stiff competition from “Big Hero 6″ and “Interstellar.”
So how did the follow-up to a film that premiered 20 years ago before the dawn of DVDs, iPads and Facebook draw a crowd? Here’s four reasons why Harry and Lloyd stayed fresh:
1.) Accept No Substitutes
Unlike the doleful prequel “Dumb and Dumber: When Harry Met Lloyd,” the latest installment brought back stars Carrey and Jeff Daniels, as well as directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly. That kept the gross-out tone consistent and let viewers know this wasn’t a cheap ploy to cash in on nostalgia. That help explains »
- Brent Lang
Director Bennett Miller has waited for "Foxcatcher" to hit theaters longer than you might have thought. He was actually hoping to shoot the film before 2011's "Moneyball," but got sidetracked stepping in for Steven Soderbergh on what eventually became a Best Picture-nominated smash. In fact, "Foxcatcher" has been in the works for so long that it was actually the first project Annapurna Pictures was prepared to fund before they found success with such films as "The Master" and "Zero Dark Thirty." After earning critical acclaim at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Miller has had to wait another six months for his passion project to finally hit theaters. Which brings us to today. "Foxcatcher" is now playing in New York and Los Angeles and its public debut found new raves from the papers of record (New York Times and Los Angeles Times). Star Steve Carell is one of the major contenders for »
- Gregory Ellwood
This week sees the release of Bennett Miller's absolutely excellent "Foxcatcher" (read our rave review), and with it one of the most chilling cinematic characters in a long while: John DuPont, the entitled, deluded millionaire heir whose desire to make a mark and be loved by those around him ends up with tragic consequences. It's a remarkable creation, one that's all the more remarkable for coming from a nearly unrecognizable Steve Carell, an actor best known for his comedic performances on "The Daily Show," "The Office," "Anchorman" and "The 40 Year Old Virgin," among others. Carell's embarked into more serious territory before, most notably as the suicidal uncle in "Little Miss Sunshine" and in the apocalyptic romance "Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World," but his "Foxcatcher" performance is something else entirely, one that looks likely to land him an Oscar nomination and change the way his. »
- The Playlist Staff
For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to look at someone from the cast of the upcoming movie Foxcatcher. I had three incredibly talented men to choose from, but I ultimately went with Steve Carell, a talented comedic actor finally getting his time to shine dramatically. The man has been snubbed for Oscar attention before, but this very well could be the year that he finally breaks through and gets an Academy Award nomination. That would cement him not only as the A-list comedy star, but as a truly respected dramatic performer as well. As such, he’s a perfect candidate to shine a spotlight on today. Carell first got his start on the small screen, showing up on television programs like The Dana Carvey Show, Over the Top, Watching Ellie, and of course The Daily Show. The latter was where he really made his initial mark, playing a correspondent. »
- Joey Magidson
The same question could be asked of audiences when they see the largely unrecognizable face and hear the voice of the man who portrays du Pont in the true-life tale of the multi-millionaire benefactor and his demented relationship with Olympic wrestler Schultz and his older brother, Dave.
But look closely — very closely — and you might recognize Steve Carell, a man best known for making us laugh as a 40-year-old virgin, a clueless office manager, an arrogant TV correspondent and an animated super-villain named Gru.
With his chilling portrayal of a mentally ill man who commits a senseless murder, Carell has delivered the most serious, immersive performance of his career — one that thrusts him smack in the middle of the most »
- Jenelle Riley
Dan Thorn is basically what would happen if Will Ferrell and an entire frat house had a baby and that baby grew up and decided he wanted to be an Anchorman too. Dan is one of the anchors for CBS 59 news in West Virginia, but what’s more newsworthy is what happens during commercial breaks. Dan dances.
Oh, does he dance. Here he dances to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”
And his co-anchor, Sarah Pisiuneri, hates every single second of it.
Watch: These frat boys are the best ‘Shake It Off’ lip syncers ever!
Or does she? This isn’t Dan’s first “music video” (as he calls them). The other day, he uploaded another video dancing to T.I.’s “Where They At Doe?” Sarah’s disdain was just as delicious. Her side eye was just as epic.
So you have to assume, whether she actually like his dancing or not, she at least »
Dern came up with the story about obsessive female football fans.
No other details of the project have been revealed, and Dern is not currently attached to star.
Nightcrawler and Gone Girl both present portraits of a preying, narrative-distorting media, whether staked out on the lawn or hunting down a homicide for the 11 o'clock news. While the films differ greatly and have other thoughts in their heads, both show the behind-the-scenes pursuit of that old mantra: "If it bleeds, it leads."
The tart, shadowy The Sweet Smell of Success relished the sordid power play between a big-time columnist and a desperate press agent. Michael Mann's "60 Minutes" whistle-blower tale The Insider captured the looming threat of corporate interference. And of course, nothing has skewered the brainless local news host like Will Ferrell andAdam McKay's Anchorman movies. »
- Cineplex.com and contributors
To celebrate the release of his new family film, Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which is in cinemas now, we take a look at the rise and rise of Steve Carell.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004 and 2013)
One of Carell’s first leading roles was starring alongside Will Ferrell in the 1970s set cult hit Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Carell played curiously dim witted weatherman Brick Tamland alongside Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy, and the film went on to gross $90.6 million worldwide. Following its success and cult following, a sequel entitled Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and starring Carell was released in 2013.
The Office (2005-2013)
Following a five year »
- Paul Heath
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