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To promote the January 4, 2011 release of Jay Roach’s Dinner for Schmucks on DVD and Blu-Ray Paramount Studios held a dinner party of their own featuring movie stars, rock stars, comedians, a few circus freaks and Collider. We fit right in. Held in Hollywood’s famous The Roosevelt hotel, the dinner began with drinks and light chatter between the cast members in attendance: including Rick Overton (The Office), Andrea Savage (Step Brothers), stand up Octavia Spencer, Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek), The Bangles member Susanna Hoffs, and Director Jay Roach, and the various film journalists assembled for the evening. Read on for the details. Oscar Wilde once said that, “A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.” And while their characters may well have been bores in Dinner for Schmucks, the assembled talent was anything but in person. Happily riffing on everything from replacement testicles for neutered dogs, »
- Hunter Daniels
Fans of The Vampire Diaries are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Klaus — the oldest, most vindictive, and so far unseen vampire who’ll want to sacrifice Elena to break the curse that keeps most vampires from walking in the sun (and thereby seal the fates of werewolves to forever change on the full moon whether they want to or not). It’s a killer part that the exec producers aren’t taking the casting of lightly, even if Kevin Williamson did joke with us earlier this month about wanting to just dye Ian Somerhalder’s hair blond. Ep Julie Plec »
- Mandi Bierly
8:00 Happy New Year, Charlie Brown 9:00 Grey's Anatomy (repeat) 10:00 Private Practice (repeat) 12:05 Jimmy Kimmel Live (repeat, with guests John Krasinski and Rosemarie DeWitt) 8:00 The Big Bang Theory (repeat) 8:30 $#*! My Dad Says (repeat) 9:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (repeat) 10:00 The Mentalist (repeat) 11:35 The Late Show With David Letterman (repeat, with guests Ray Romano and John Mellencamp) 12:37 The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (repeat, with guests Dick Van Dyke and Kerry Washington) 8:00 Bonest (repeat) 9:00 Bones (repeat) 8:00 Community (repeat) 8:30 30 Rock (repeat) 9:00 The Office (repeat) 9:30 Outsourced (repeat) 10:00 Outsourced (repeat) 10:30 The Office (repeat) 11:35 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (repeat, with guests Jack Black and Michael Buble) 12:35 Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (repeat, with guest Scarlett Johansson) 8:00 The Vampire Diaries (repeat) 9:00 Nikita (repeat) More TV to watch when you read more. 8:00 Back to the Future »
The Ricky Gervais Show was most certainly HBO's most riotous new series of 2010, and in my opinion was the funniest show of the year. The half-hour animated comedy has a simple premise: it's an animated podcast. Of course, the fun of it comes with the content of the podcast, which centers around Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (both of whom created and produced the shows The Office and Extras) talking to their friend Karl Pilkington. That sounds like a boring premise until you take into account that Karl is absolutely off-his-rocker insane.
Gervais and Merchant just act as catalysts and commentators to Pilkington's insane ramblings, which grow nuttier and nuttier with each episode. In one episode, Pilkington straight-facedly describes U.S.-weaponized dolphins that were dispersed into the Atlantic ocean by Hurricane Katrina.
Thankfully, HBO renewed the series for a second season. You'll be able to pick up the first »
- Sam McPherson
Organizing one’s Christmas viewing is a delicate thing – one needs to know what films and TV to watch at which times, maximizing festive cheer whilst not overdoing it and spoiling The Most Wonderful Time of the Year for oneself. For the past three weeks you’ve been right to be cautious, but now, as we head into week four, all bets are off, feel free to get as festive as you damn well like. That’s right, it’s time to bring out the big guns – and if you’ve made it this far, followed the Essential Christmas Guide, and paid close attention, you’ve made it onto the ‘nice’ list. In other words, you’ve earned it…
It’s true that Christmas is largely considered to be a time for children, and to a degree that’s absolutely right. So it’s no surprise that a large number »
- Tom Fordy
NBC's The Office has been a great springboard for the careers of many of its cast members, but one of the show's fastest rising stars is Ed Helms, who also had the great fortune of starring in The Hangover last year. Up until now, he's played mainly supporting characters, but next year he will take on his first leading role in Cedar Rapids, a new comedy that will premiere at Sundance. He plays an insurance salesman who attends a convention with his co-workers in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Things get complicated when he finds out that corporate corruption might cause his friends to lose their jobs, leaving him with no choice but try and set things right. I have to admit, I wasn't entirely sure that I was interested in seeing Ed Helms headline a comedy, but this movie looks pretty promising. It doesn't hurt that he is surrounded by a »
When not engaging in drunken acts of debauchery in the Hangover movies, Ed Helms mostly spends his days playing the A cappella-singing, socially awkward Andy Bernard on The Office. Now he’s headlining a pic titled Cedar Rapids that looks to mesh the comedic styles of Helms’ previous onscreen ventures.
The newly released Cedar Rapids trailer finds Helms joining forces with John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. as they engage in shenanigans that include drunken swim parties, rock climbing, prostitutes -- all at an Iowan insurance convention.
Helms stars in Cedar Rapids as Tim Lippe, a tight-laced insurance agent who combs his hair straight and has never dared to venture outside his small hometown before. Sent by his company to a convention in the titular city, Tim inadvertently hooks up with the party-happy Dean Ziegler ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
Between his roles in "The Office" and "The Hangover," Ed Helms has sufficiently introduced the American public to his special brand of dorky, immature humor. But in his upcoming film "Cedar Rapids," he somehow manages to tweak his comedic routine just enough that it feels fresh and, well, funny.
Helms stars as a Midwestern insurance salesman who heads to a conference in Cedar Rapids to try to save the jobs of his coworkers. Along the way he ends up partying, fighting and getting it on with John C. Reilly, "The Wire"'s Isiah Whitlock Jr., Anne Heche, Rob Corddryand Alia Shawkat (Ok, Helms only gets it on with two of the above... but you get the point). Sigourney Weaver --who's in pretty much everything nowadays -- also makes a brief, cowlick-smoothing appearance in the trailer.
The film easily could have relied on typical comedic pratfalls, but somehow the trailer manages to keep us laughing throughout. »
- Terri Schwartz
Tim Lippe clearly doesn’t get out much… like, ever. The man has been cooped up in his quiet little hometown of Brown Valley, Wisconsin his entire life, selling insurance, never venturing into the outside world.
Now, in order to save his company, Tim has to leave his safety zone to attend an insurance convention in the bustling big city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and in true fish out of water fashion he is completely clueless.
Playing Tim in the February comedy “Cedar Rapids” is “The Daily Show’s” Ed Helms, who has made repressed goobers his specialty in “The Office” and “The Hangover.” Also along for this adventure of discovery is the great John C. Reilly as a hotshot salesman and Sigourney Weaver as the 7th grade teacher Tim is “pre-engaged” to. Fans of “The Wire” will appreciate one moment in particular from Isiah Whitlock Jr. in the trailer. »
- Max Evry
Fox Searchlight have released the first trailer for Cedar Rapids, an outrageous salesman comedy from Miguel Arteta (Youth in Revolt) that stars The Office’s Ed Helms in his first lead movie role. Out of the many screenplays offered to him post-The Hangover, this is the one he chose as his shot at the big time and it will debut at Sundance next month.
Helms stars as a dull insurance sales guy who travels outside of his state for the first time in his life to an annual big-city convention at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Here’s there to help save the jobs of his recession-hit colleagues by representing his company. There he meets con vets John C. Reilly (who I’m wondering… how much comedy mileage has he really got left?), Anne Heche (didn’t recognise her) and the guy from HBO’s The Wire (as he tells us »
- Matt Holmes
British funnyman Ricky Gervais has written an essay for an American newspaper explaining his lack of religious beliefs.
Gervais reveals he was a devoted Christian as a child until a conversation with his older brother changed his mind.
He writes, "I used to believe in God. The Christian one that is. I loved Jesus. He was my hero. More than pop stars. More than footballers... One day when I was about eight years old, I was drawing the crucifixion as part of my Bible studies homework... When my big brother Bob asked, 'Why do you believe in God?' Just a simple question. But my mum panicked. 'Bob,' she said in a tone that I knew meant, 'Shut up.' Why was that a bad thing to ask? If there was a God and my faith was strong it didn't matter what people said.
"Oh... hang on. There is no God. He knows it, and she knows it deep down. It was as simple as that. I started thinking about it and asking more questions, and within an hour, I was an atheist."
He later adds, "My point being, I'm saying God doesn't exist. I'm not saying faith doesn't exist. I know faith exists. I see it all the time. But believing in something doesn't make it true. Hoping that something is true doesn't make it true. The existence of God is not subjective. He either exists or he doesn't. It's not a matter of opinion. You can have your own opinions. But you can't have your own facts." »
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It's The Office meets The Hangover in this trailer for Cedar Rapids, a new comedy starring the man who appears in both: Ed Helms. Helms plays Tim Lippe, a small town insurance agent who ventures to the big city - the "big city" being Cedar Rapids, Ia - for a work convention. Tim soon learns that he's in way over his head as a few convention regulars (John C. Reilly and Anne Heche) teach him the ropes (translation: they get him hammered). Before you know it, buttoned-up Tim is befriending prostitutes and raising hell. Helms hasn't really carried a film by himself before, but this looks like a promising effort: funny with a tinge of darker humor to it. Of course, it helps when you have Reilly's over-the-top character to bring out the hilarity in Helms's more straight man persona. Cedar Rapids will show at the Sundance Film Festival next month, »
- Lauren Bradshaw
Ed Helms is the perfect example of how someone with a lot of talent can find his way into the film industry. Kicking off his career on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart back in 2002, the comedian has slowly been climbing up the ranks, joining the cast of The Office before landing his first major film role in The Hangover. Playing Dr. Stu Price was only a supporting role, however. Now he's the leading man in Cedar Rapids. Apple has posted the first trailer for the Fox Searchlight release which will have its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next month. In the film, Helms plays Tim Lippe, a naive insurance salesman who tries to make his father proud when traveling to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for an Insurance Conference. Never having traveled out of his home town, his father drives home one very important piece of advice: stay away from »
Emily Blunt has revealed that she would like to appear on NBC's The Office. The actress, who is the real-life wife of Office star John Krasinski, joked to E! Online that the show has turned her down in the past. "Oh yeah, I would love to do it!" she said. "I'm... clawing at the door [but] they're like, 'No, sorry'." (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
There are three young-couples-hanging-out comedies coming to a broadcast network near you sometime in 2011, and on the surface it's hard to tell them apart. We've been confusing bits and pieces of "Perfect Couples," "Happy Endings" and "Friends With Benefits" in the Zap2it offices pretty much since they were announced in May.
"Perfect Couples," which has its regular premiere on NBC on Jan. 20, got to be first out of the gate with a "special preview" episode (i.e., one that won't count toward its season ratings) after "The Sing-Off" finale on Monday (Dec. 20). And while the show is clearly still finding its footing, there looks to be enough raw material there to make "Perfect Couples," if not an instantly vital cog in NBC's Thursday comedy lineup, at least a reason to stay put between "Community" and "The Office."
The episode NBC aired Monday -- in hopes of taking advantage of »
I know what you longtime readers are thinking: Hooray! It's the hottest week of the year for TV scoop! After all, everyone who works in the TV biz is currently doing, um...nothing whatsoever related to TV. But that hasn't stopped me from digging up some scoopalicious answers to some of your burning TV questions, like what is ahead for Glee's Brittany and Santana (and how Heather Morris feels about it), and what goodness is up ahead for Vampire Diaries, Survivor, Gossip Girl, Supernatural, Smallville, The Office, Parks & Recreation, CSI: NY and, well, the list goes on... Dani: Looking for scoop on The Office, please! Could John Krasinski's real-life wife be coming to Dunder Mifflin? We just »
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- Mike Raub
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski packed up and headed to Lax to catch a flight bound for Boston on Saturday evening. They jetted out of town just hours after she attended her Gulliver's Travels premiere earlier in the day, where she told us about their plans to spend the holidays with John's family outside the East Coast city and ring in the new year with friends. The East Coast is prepping for a major snowstorm, so it seems John only got a short break from the brisk weather he's been dealing with while shooting Everybody Loves Whales in Alaska. John and Emily are your favorite celebrity wedding of the year, and we may have the opportunity to see more of them together this award season with The Office grabbing a SAG nomination for outstanding ensemble in a comedy series. View Slideshow › »
- Katie Henry
As production moves forward on Walt Disney Pictures' The Muppets , EW was able to catch up with Jack Black and ask him some questions about his cameo role. "I will be playing myself," Black told the site on the red carpet of his new movie Gulliver's Travels , "It's kind of like 'Being John Malkovich.' It is a new twist on the Muppets. Very cerebral and meta." No stranger to meta cameos, Black previously applied a post-modern approach to playing himself when he guest-starred in an episode of "The Office" in 2009, appearing in a fake film trailer that the cast viewed throughout the episode. »
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