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So, Bruce Willis left the latest Woody Allen movie, and though initial reports say it was due to a scheduling conflict, the latest reports are that the Die Hard star got canned. But don.t worry if you.re super psyched for the neurotic auteur.s next film and worried it might be delayed, because they already replaced Willis, and they landed a an A-lister to boot. According to a report from Deadline, the as-yet-untitled film has cast The Office and The 40-Year-Old Virgin star Steve Carell to take over for Bruce Willis. There.s definitely a different style moving from one of these actors to the other. This will be Carell.s second time teaming up with Allen, as he was also part of the director.s 2004 romantic comedy-drama Melinda and Melinda. Though there is little in the way of details on this latest Woody Allen joint.he.s »
In new film Vacation, the star of the Hangover movies and Us version of The Office plays another normal man unhinged by events. Ed Helms talks southern manners, prosthetic penises – and what he hated about doing the Daily Show
There is an atmosphere of embarkation and hangover at the Beverly Hills Hilton as the three-day junket for Vacation winds down. Suitcases are being hefted, cameras stowed and taxis are arriving outside in the hellish humidity. I’m Ed Helms’s last appointment of the day. He really should be in a much worse mood than he is.
So, I ask him, how many people have asked you about your worst-ever summer vacation? Eight? 18? “Try 80!” he laughs.
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- John Patterson
How you doin? Last week a deleted scene from Friends went viral, and it was fascinating to watch a rarely-seen moment from a much-loved sitcom.
With hours of footage shot for TV shows, some will never see the light of day. But thanks to DVDs and YouTube, we can see bonus scenes that were cut from broadcast. Here's 11 great clips that may have passed you by...
1. Game of Thrones: Bronn gives Shae some deadly words of advice
In the original episode, viewers just see Tyrion ask Bronn to escort Shae away in order to save her life, only for her to turn on him in dramatic fashion. This scene adds an extra layer of context as to why Shae betrayed her former lover so badly, and how Bronn might have more business smarts than he lets on.
2. Doctor Who: Rory says goodbye to his dad
In a scene which »
Interviewed at the Edinburgh Television Festival, the British star revealed that he had to be invited back for a second audition before he was offered the part opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in one of the most successful TV series of recent times.
“I had to do two auditions before I got the role,” he recalled to interviewer Mark Lawson. “My agent told me they hated me and thought I was a moody prick. … I went back again and read with Ben.”
The rest, as they say, is TV history. Or not quite. Because the original “Sherlock” pilot was rejected and had to be reshot as a 90-minute episode.
“It seemed a bit, silly, but happily I was extremely wrong,” said Freeman, who had landed his first TV »
- Steve Clarke
By Grabthar’s hammer, by the suns of Worvan, you shall get your Galaxy Quest series.
RelatedGalaxy Quest Series in Development
As reported back in April, Paramount Television was developing a TV series based on the aforementioned 1999 film. Now, EW.com reports, the smaller-screen Galaxy Quest has touched down at Amazon, home to such originals as the acclaimed Transparent, Bosch and Alpha House.
The Galaxy Quest movie starred Tim Allen (now on Last Man Standing), Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell as cast members of a Star Trek-like series that has long been off the air. »
Are we underestimating that rascal Ricky Gervais to win an Emmy Award for his Netflix telefilm "Derek: The Final Chapter"? Don't forget, Gervais waged a surprise attack on awards pundits back in 2007 by winning the Best Comedy Actor Emmy for the final season of "Extras" over frontrunners Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock"), Steve Carell ("The Office") and Tony Shalhoub ("Monk"). So, it wouldn't be a wise move to count Gervais out this time around in his new category of Best Movie/Mini Actor. -Break- Oscars host poll: Ricky Gervais vs. Ellen DeGeneres vs. Robert Downey Jr. Gervais has legions of fans out there, as evidenced by his skyrocketing performance in our poll asking who should host the Oscars next. As of this writing, Gervais has 75% of 12,000 votes, crushing fellow contenders Robert Downey Jr. and Ellen DeGeneres. Emmy voters may be inclined to give that darling Derek a farewel »
It’s been three years since the last episode of The Office aired and you still can’t get enough of Dwight Schrute. Rainn Wilson’s character centers around bears, beets and Battlestar Galactica, and even if you have no idea what a beet actually is, you associate it only with Dwight.
As the seasons developed, your love for Dwight continued to grow to such extremes that you didn’t think was possible to adore a fictional character. Even though he was the annoying antagonist to Jim, he had a heart of pure gold and his Jackie Chan impression is on point, as is his wardrobe.
He inspires you to get an office job if you don’t have one already, and even if you do, you’ll probably be praying that someone will put your stapler in some jelly, have some scary cat lady fall in love with you, »
- Sara Weir
Paramount Pictures has unveiled a red band trailer for the upcoming horror-comedy "Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse". Tye Sheridan, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont, Halston Sage, Cloris Leachman and David Koechner (Anchorman, "The Office") star in the film which opens October 30th.
The story follows three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with a cocktail waitress to become the world's most unlikely team of heroes when their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion. Christopher Landon ("Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones") helms from a script by Emi Mochizuki, Carrie Evans and Christopher Landon.
- Garth Franklin
Although Robert Carlock and Mike Schur haven’t worked together in years, their careers keep intersecting. They met as writers on “Saturday Night Live” in the ’90s. Carlock went on to showrun NBC Emmy favorite “30 Rock” with Tina Fey, before the pair co-created Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Schur spent three years on NBC’s “The Office” before launching Amy Poehler starrer “Parks and Recreation” on the same network. Seven seasons later, “Parks” has come to an end and earned a farewell nom for best comedy series alongside the debut season of “Kimmy.” And now Schur is working for Netflix too, exec producing the upcoming Aziz Ansari vehicle “Master of None” (which, like “Kimmy,” is produced by NBCUniversal).
Variety: Robert, you were on a show that won a lot of Emmys. Mike, your show has been largely ignored by the Emmys. Robert, what is Mike doing wrong?
Mike Schur: »
- Geoff Berkshire
Shortly following the turn of the millennium came a transitional moment in Hollywood humour. Comedies featuring adolescents and comedies featuring adults had never been a rare sight, but following the Farrelly brothers’ There’s Something About Mary (1998), the maturation of the American Pie (1999) series, and particularly with the rise of the Frat Pack (a term coined in a Variety review of Old School (2003)), it became increasingly popular to combine the two, and to blur the line dividing maturity and immaturity that is supposed to magically appear during the progression into adulthood.
Suddenly, it was common to see films reversing the coming-of-age narrative of many teen comedies, continuing the natural progression of slacker films such as Clerks (1994), and intensifying the feckless nature of adults from examples such as The Big Lebowski (1998) and Office Space (1999). The Frat Pack were at the forefront of that change, and their movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) was its harbinger, »
- Liam Ball
Disney-Pixar's smash hit Inside Out is coming home on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere October 13th and on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack and On-Demand November 3rd! It will include an extensive line-up of bonus features including deleted scenes, including the theatrical short film Lava, “Paths to Pixar: The Women of Inside Out,” and the all-new animated short “Riley’s First Date?”
Inside Out takes an exciting and hilarious journey into the mind to find the answer. Based in Headquarters, the control center of 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy. She strives to make sure Riley stays happy as she operates alongside fellow emotions Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Victor Medina)
While Stephen Merchant is delighted with the two Emmy nominations for “Hello Ladies: The Movie” (Best TV Movie, Best Movie/Mini Writing), he is disappointed that his pal Ricky Gervais is only nominated for Best Movie/Mini Actor for the “Derek” special. That means that the co-creators of the original version of "The Office" won’t be going head-to-head in any categories. During our recent webcam chat (watch below), Merchant vividly recalls the 2007 BAFTAs: “We were both nominated in the same category and he won. Unexpectedly they asked me to collect it on the night. Suddenly I’ve got to go up there and make an impromptu speech on his behalf for an award I was nominated for." -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions To make this telefilm that concludes the story that he began in his HBO series last year, Merchant drew on his “expe. »
Matt LeBlanc says when both he and former high school buddy Louis C.K. were vying for lead comedy actor last year as Jim Parsons’ name was announced at the Emmy ceremony, they looked at each other and mouthed, “You suck!”
Perhaps this year, both C.K. and LeBlanc’s chances have increased since the incumbent is out of play.
“Not me. That’s the name that will be called,” says LeBlanc with a good-natured laugh. “I focus on my work and I’m proud of my show and the writers getting nominated, but it gets a little surreal every year getting nominated. We only have one more season, so maybe the last time’s the charm.”
Whoever takes the lead comedy actor trophy this year will be a first-time winner in the category since four-time winner Parsons was not nominated. So it could finally be the year for C.K. »
- Susan Young
As parents, we often stress and worry over whether our children will be born disabled, or whether they’ll grow up happy and be successful. As parents, there are so many things to consider and be concerned about involving the well-being of our children, but it’s almost always centered on one key word… weakness. As parents, the worst thing we often imagine is that our children will be weak and unable to shoulder the burden of living in today’s world.
Perhaps weakness is not the true elephant in the room, or shall I say demon in the closet. What if… instead of raising a child that’s physically, mentally or emotionally weak, you found yourself raising a child that is physically and mentally strong, but emotionally void? What if you found yourself raising a sociopath? Now, what if you didn’t realize your child was a sociopath until it was already too late? »
- Travis Keune
Salma Hayek has pushed the envelope with her acting roles such as portraying Mexican painter Frida Kahlo or as the executive producer of “Ugly Betty.” But on Wednesday it was her culinary habits that were challenged on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” for a new game called “Will! Salma! Eat It?!” “The Office” actor Craig Robinson, whose new comedy “Mr. Robinson” debuted Aug. 5 on NBC, helped host Andy Cohen tempt — or torture — Hayek with delicacies such as deep-fried frog. Also Read: Salma Hayek Doesn't Think Hollywood Wants to Work With Her Anymore “Frog or frog legs?” asked the Mexican-born actress who is married to. »
- Debbie Emery
Grr, argh. Sit, Ubu, sit. I made this! What’s the story behind the production company tags added onto our favourite TV shows?
Closing logos have evolved into a TV production company’s tiny stamp of individuality. They’re a single snippet of screen time not at the mercy of network notes, audience feedback or sponsorship concerns.
A closing tag doesn’t need to sell a show, tell a story, or lasso an audience back for the next episode. It’s simply a signature, a few seconds entirely belonging to the creatives, to do with what they will.
As such, closing logos are as self-indulgent or esoteric as the production company wills them. They’re perhaps the only place in television production where in-jokes, family photos, personal homages (or extended rants in the case of one comedy producer) and kid-drawn scribbles usually found taped to the fridge door are entirely welcome. »
Outcast tells the tale of Kyle Barnes (Almost Famous star Patrick Fugit), a young man who “has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a journey to find answers, »
“Lip Sync Battle” has taken America by storm and for those across the pond who want to see it, they now can with FilmOn! FilmOn’s live TV stream of Channel 5 now hosts episodes of “Lip Sync Battle,” so now everyone can have fun watching actors act silly. “Lip Sync Battle” is hosted by rapper/actor LL Cool J and features colorful commentary from co-host Chrissy Teigen. Just like the show suggests, it features lip sync battles between some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities. One of the funniest episodes is when “The Office” creator Stephen Merchant goes up against actress/model Malin Akerman. Here’s what you can expect from that episode: “A cage [ Read More ]
The post Watch Lip Sync Battle now on FilmOn appeared first on Shockya.com. »
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
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Critics torched this crime comedy, but you can judge for yourself. Reese Witherspoon plays a by-the-book cop trying to protect Sofia Vergara's drug lord wife as they race through Texas. The Blu-ray featurettes may actually be better than the movie. There's "The Womance," showing Reese and Sofia's on-set antics; "Say What?" where Reese and Sofia try to speak the other's language; "Action Like a Lady," where they show the making of all the stunts; and an alternate ending. The DVD just has "The Womance."
During their usual group video chat, high school friends are terrorized by an unseen figure in this horror thriller. It pretty much polarized critics -- some really liked, some Really disliked -- so be prepared for either reaction. »
- Gina Carbone
The move to Hulu is bringing a new level of creative freedom to “The Mindy Project” that cast and crew members are clearly relishing.
The flexibility of moving from Fox to the commercial-free environment of Hulu allows them longer running times to let the show breathe and showcase its ensemble cast, creator/exec producer Mindy Kaling said Sunday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills.
Past issues on Fox ranged from small considerations like the use of the word “Jesus” to larger no-nos such as a range of sexual innuendo. Asked what will change in the upcoming fourth season: “Full penetrative sex to open and close the episodes,” he joked.
“Mindy Project” exec producer Matt Warburton noted that the success of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” on Netflix seems to be opening the door for mainstream-ish comedies to work in a digital environment.
“Streaming isn’t just for indie projects, »
- Cynthia Littleton
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