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Broken Lizard has unveiled the trailer for their upcoming comedy "The Babymakers," starring Olivia Munn, Paul Schneider and the Broken Lizard troupe. Check it out below. Plot: After failing to get his wife (Munn) pregnant, a now infertile guy (Schneider) recruits his pals to steal back the deposit he left at a sperm bank years ago. "The Babymakers" is directed by Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers, Club Dread, The Dukes of Hazzard). A distributor has yet to acquire the film. Removed by the studio. »
Amazon Studios first film projects Touching Blue, Original Soldiers, and Children of Others are being produced by Denise Di Novi, Bill Gerber, and Edward Saxon. Amazon Studios was developed and launched by Amazon.com last year and invited “users to submit their scripts, storyboards, and films to the site for evaluation, discussion, and a potential deal with Warner Bros. 6,000 scripts and 600 test movies later”.
Information of the development of each film and who is producing it through Amazon Studios:
Di Novi, whose past credits include The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and Crazy, Stupid, Love., will produce Touching Blue. Written by Scott Mullen, the script revolves around a woman who has the unusual ability to track people based on the things they’ve touched, but suffers from physical pain whenever she’s touched by another person. The FBI enlists her and her powers to help hunt down a serial killer. »
 It's been just over a year since Web retail giant Amazon launched  Amazon Studios, inviting users to submit their scripts, storyboards, and films to the site for evaluation, discussion, and a potential deal with Warner Bros. 6,000 scripts and 600 test movies later, the film studio has announced its first three projects, with Hollywood vets Denise Di Novi, Bill Gerber, and Edward Saxon signed on to produce. As far as I know, Amazon Studios hasn't expressed a particular interest in sticking to one genre, but it just so happens that all three films center on sci-fi premises. More details after the jump. Deadline  broke the story on the upcoming films, all of which are in the early development stages. No directors or actors have been announced at this time. Di Novi, whose past credits include The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and Crazy, Stupid, Love., will produce Touching Blue. »
- Angie Han
It seems like every other day we’re reporting on a new addition to the fantastic cast of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. Today is one of those days as we can report on four new members: James Remar (Dexter), Tom Wopat (Jonah Hex), James Russo (Public Enemies) and Todd Allen (Friday Night Lights) have all joined the party. In non-Django Unchained news, we have two leading contenders for this year’s Best Actress Oscar: Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) and breakout star Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene). The catch here is that they’re co-starring in the same movie, Therese Raquin. After the awards are over, the pair will co-star in the film based on the 19th century novel and play by Emile Zola. Hit the jump for more on both projects. Variety reported on the new additions to Django Unchained. Remar will play Ace Speck, a slave »
- Dave Trumbore
Director Jeff Nichols has cast Michael Shannon in his next film project Mud. The two talents worked together on the incredibly well made film indie film Take Shelter, which Shannon should win Best Actor for at the Oscars next year. He was amazing in that movie. Nichols also cast Sam Shepard (Black Hawk Down), Sarah Paulson (The Spirit), Ray McKinnon (Sons of Anarchy), Joe Don Baker (The Dukes of Hazzard) and Paul Sparks (Edge of Darkness) in the movie. They all join the previously cast Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Tye Sheridan.
Here's a description of the film, "Mud a coming-of-age drama centered on two 14-year-old boys who encounter a mysterious fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Intrigued by the man, the boys enter into a pace to help him evade capture and reconnect with the love of his life."
There is a very talented team of »
One Day could very well turn out to be the most distracting movie of 2011. Either you couldn’t get attached because you’d read the book and knew the shocking, twist ending that was coming or you didn’t know and were so blindsided you had a hard time enjoying the rest of the film. But, there’s been an even bigger diversion that’s kept people for falling for the weepy, big-screen adaptation of David Nicholls’ best-selling novel: Anne Hathaway’s shaky British accent.
The folks over at Life would have to agree. In their list of “The Worst »
- Aly Semigran
Johnny Knoxville and Patton Oswalt seem to come from completely separate comedy universes-- Knoxville the Jackass mastermind of gross-out comedy and star of duds like The Ringer and The Dukes of Hazzard, Oswalt the stand-up genius who's acted for Pixar and Steven Soderbergh. And yet, somehow, the two will be brought together by Todd Rohal, the indie director behind the mild Sundance hit The Catechism Cataclysm. No, I can't really figure out how this happened either. The untitled comedy is already in production this week, with Big Beach-- the independent financiers responsible for this week's Our Idiot Brother-- backing things, and none other than David Gordon Green executive producing. The David Gordon Green connection seems significant, since he also started out as a Sundance success story when his All The Real Girls won a Special Jury Prize there. Rohal's Catechism Cataclysm is only his second feature, and hasn't gotten »
Johnny Knoxville and Patton Oswalt have signed on to co-star in Todd Rohal 's latest, an outlandish yet poignant comedy about a pair of battling brothers who attempt to honor their ailing father by taking a troop of boys on a last ditch camping trip that goes wildly wrong. The film marks the first time comedic foils Johnny Knoxville and Patton Oswalt will be sharing the big screen. Joining the team for the ensemble comedy are Rob Riggle, Maura Tierney & Patrice O'Neal.
The still untitled film is written and will be directed by emerging comedic auteur Todd Rohal, hot on the heels of the Sundance success of his second feature film, The Catechism Cataclysm. The film, which is loosely based on Todd Rohal's experiences growing up, begins production this week.
Reality TV Shows – Reality TV Shows 6 It’s Friday! You know what that means, don’t you? Another exciting evening of CBS programming, starting with The Dukes of Hazzard, then Dallas, followed up by Falcon Crest and your local evening news. Oh wait, our bad, it’s no longer 1983 (even though labor force statistics show otherwise). Don’t let the doom and gloom of the Dow Jones get you down, though, because in 2011, Friday means it’s time for another new installment of Gabe & Max Like The Internet! This week’s episode is guaranteed to make Everyone laugh. Everyone, that is, except Joe Piscopo. If your name is Joe Piscopo And you used to star on Saturday Night Live, you might as well not click play on the video above. However, for everyone else that is Not named Joe Piscopo, it’s Clicks Ahoy! Complete List of videos after the »
- Mark Graham
Marvel Studios has won summary judgement in the Jack Kirby Estate lawsuit, Deadline reports. This decision breaks the winning streak of Intellectual property lawyer Marc Toberoff. He sued Disney/Marvel and other studios Sony, Universal, 20th Century Fox and Paramount Pictures on behalf of the Jack Kirby Estate and lost. The federal judge not only granted the studios' motions for summary judgment but also denied the Toberoff/Kirby cross-motion for summary judgment. Deadline reports that the studios still see Toberoff as a threat.
Kirby is the legendary superhero co-creator of Captain America, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, The Avengers, Iron Man, Hulk, The Silver Surfer and Thor. His estate sent notices terminating copyright to publishers Marvel and Disney, as well as film studios that have made movies and TV shows based on characters he created or co-created, including Sony, Universal, 20th Century Fox and Paramount Pictures. These are very common lawsuits in Hollywood, »
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: She was a singer first, and an eventual movie star, appearing in such films as “The Dukes of Hazzard” and “The Love Guru.” But it was her appearance as “herself” on the pioneering reality television program “Newlyweds” with one-time husband Nick Lachey that catapulted Jessica Simpson into our living rooms and our lives.
And it’s television that likely will boost Simpson back onto our radar.
Something about this beautiful blonde’s candor and self-depricating humor connects with viewers on the small screen. Though she always has stayed in the public eye with music, fashion and makeup lines, Simpson shines on T.V. Which is why she’s coming back.
Simpson has just announced she’ll team with Nicole Ritchie as celebrity mentors on NBC’s planned series “Fashion Star.” She’ll join menswear designer John Varvatos and host Elle Macpherson to work with »
- Sean O'Connell
 Cars 2 may not have been anyone's favorite Pixar flick , but even the critics who were disappointed at its lack of heart had to admit it at least looked gorgeous. On a visual level, the characters and their colorful universe were as dazzlingly, distinctly Pixar-ian as any in the studio's history. Using their signature style -- rich colors, clean lines, big friendly eyes -- the animators brought a wide variety of vehicles to life. From beat-up tow trucks to Japanese racecars  to rugged military Jeeps , cars of all stripes were given lives and personalities. Now, a bevy of famed cinematic cars have received the (totally unofficial) Pixar treatment as well. Old Red Jalopy isn't actually associated with the studio, but their reimaginings of notable movie vehicles look so good, we're almost fooled. Check out the gallery after the jump. [gallery columns="2" exclude="107064"] [by Old Red Jalopy  via Next Movie ] In order, the Pixar-ized vehicles you see here »
- Angie Han
With Cars 2 being released in theaters this weekend I thought it would be cool to share some fun artwork showing off a few famous movie cars designed as Pixar Cars characters. These come from deviant art artistboldredjalopy. I personally didn't care for Cars 2, but these images are pretty awesome, so I hope you like them.
We've got the Delorean from Back to the Future, General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard, The Batmobile from Tim Burton's Batman, and Bumblebee from Transformers, only what would a transformed robot Pixar version of Bumblebee look like?
Source: Deviant Art (http://oldredjalopy.deviantart.com/) »
There are not too many things cooler than the Batmobile ... except the Batmobile redone as a Pixar car. With Cars 2 now in theaters, what better way to finish out the workweek than checking out a gallery of some famous Hollywood cars that get a Pixar makeover.
The gallery comes courtesy of Old Red Jalopy who has a reputation of redoing some pretty awesome movie posters (their "revision" of The Terminator is a good example).
Link | Posted 6/24/2011 by Chris
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- Chris Ortiz
Los Angeles — Jessica Simpson is taking on the role of mentor to aspiring designers for a new NBC reality series. The network said Monday that Simpson will help guide contestants in the series "Fashion Star" as they compete for a multimillion-dollar contract to launch their own brand.
Elle McPherson will host the show, which NBC promises to be a "true spectacle" taped in front of a studio audience and featuring music, dancers and models along with weekly challenges for the contestants.
Simpson, 30, ("The Dukes of Hazzard," TV's "The Price of Beauty") is a fashion mogul as well as entertainer, with a line that carries her name and includes 22 product categories.
"NBC is delighted to work with singer, designer, actress and pop culture icon Jessica Simpson," said Paul Telegdy, NBC and Universal Media Studios executive vice president. "With an almost billion-dollar lifestyle brand under her belt she is sure to be »
Last week I did a piece on how early syndication of movies to TV provided a culturally unifying base for Baby Boomers. Most of us, however, probably think of syndication as being less about movies and more about recycling old TV shows. And, in time, so it became.
TV writer/producer/director Bill Persky remembers syndication being a movie-driven business in the medium’s early years since “…there weren’t that many series to syndicate…” By the 60s, however, TV production companies had amassed enough defunct TV shows to turn syndication into an increasingly profitable series-recycling business feeding a bottomless market. Independent stations filled their days with a patchwork quilt of old TV shows, old movies, local news and sports, and even network affiliates had hours to fill between blocks of network programming.
The recycling of old TV shows had the same impact on Boomers recycling old movies did; it »
- Bill Mesce
Munn will star opposite Paul Schneider (Lars and the Real Girl), Jay Chandrasekhar (The Dukes of Hazzard), Kevin Heffernan (Management), Steve Lemme (Club Dread) and Paul Soter (Super Troopers) in the indie comedy.
The Baby Makers follows a married couple who can’t conceive, prompting the husband (Schneider) to enlist his friends’ help to rob a Pasadena sperm bank where he made a deposit as a young man.
Munn, who was recently confirmed for Aaron Sorkin’s HBO pilot, will be seen next in The Weinstein Company’s I Don’t Know How She Does It.
- Jamie Neish
Olivia Munn is set to star in a film entitled The Baby Makers , Variety reports. The plot will feature a Paul Schneider ( Lars and the Real Girl , George Washington and, formerly, "Parks and Recreation") as a man who, upon learning that he can no longer conceive a child, decides to rob a sperm bank that he once donated to. Munn's role is currently unspecified, but could very likely be the part of the would-be mom. The film, aiming to shoot this summer in Los Angeles, will be directed by Jay Chandrasekhar ( Super Troopers , Beerfest , The Dukes of Hazzard ) and has been scripted by Peter Gaulke and Gerry Swallow ( Black Knight , Say It Isn't So ). Update: Variety has corrected their original story which claimed that the film would be produced by Broken »
We’ve heard of lawsuits ordered because of copyright infringement written from ink on screenplays, but one ordered because of ink on an actor’s face is a new one entirely. The Hollywood Reporter broke the sensational story yesterday that S. Victor Whitmill, an award-winning tattoo artist who created the Mike Tyson face design which Warner Bros haven’t been shy in promoting that Ed Helms’ character gets replicated in The Hangover Part II, has called for an injunction to block the release of the sequel in the U.S. on Memorial Day weekend.
Er, good luck with that but it does sound like he has a solid case and perhaps a large financial compensation might be forthcoming? Read on after the jump for the full details…
THR have obtained the complaint which was filed at a federal court in Missouri on Thursday;
“When Mr. Whitmill created the Original Tattoo, »
- Matt Holmes
Celebrity Scandal! Mike Tyson tattoo artist suing Hangover 2 producers? [Apr. 30] Artist S. Victor Whitmill, the creator and designer of former heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson's facial tattoo, is suing Warner Bros. over a similar tattoo design planted on actor Ed Helms' face in the upcoming movie Hangover 2. In the suit, Whitmill seeks an unspecified amount in damages and seeks also an injunction to block the opening of Hangover 2 over Memorial Day weekend. Whitmill calls the tattoo design "one of the most distinctive tattoos in the nation," according to Reuters: "When Mr. Whitmill created the Original Tattoo, Mr Tyson agreed that Mr. Whitmill would own the artwork and thus, the copyright in the Original Tattoo," argues the complaint, filed Thursday in federal court in Missouri. But there is a catch. Mike Tyson appeared in the original Hangover film, and it remains to be seen if the tattoo design (which is »
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