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Jackass Star Steve-o Arrested for Daring Anti-SeaWorld Stunt

  • Vulture
Jackass Star Steve-o Arrested for Daring Anti-SeaWorld Stunt
Steve-o, the former Jackass and Wildboyz star who has become a known anti-SeaWorld activist, was arrested in California late Sunday night after attempting a dangerous, attention-grabbing stunt, the Los Angeles Times reports. (He's still got it!) Scads of firefighters and police officers flocked to and closed down a busy street in West Hollywood when they caught wind of what they thought was a civilian's suicide attempt. It wasn't anything that grave, though: Steve-o had climbed atop a crane with an orca — a stunt he teased the day before on social media — and wanted to make a statement. "This is Shammy," he said on Instagram, holding a pic of an inflatable killer-whale toy, on Saturday. "We're going to do a big dangerous stunt in Los Angeles tomorrow that will probably get me in a lot of trouble." He was right. Upon coming down, Steve-o was reportedly sent quickly on
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'Jackass' Star Chris Pontius -- Divorce Finalized ... 'Party Boy' Back on the Market

  • TMZ
It took four years .... but "Jackass" star Chris Pontius -- aka Party Boy -- is finally free to throw on his g-string and grind on whoever he wants (guilt-free) 'cause a judge just finalized his divorce, TMZ has learned. We broke the story ... Chris was hit with divorce papers in 2011, two years after he had separated from his wife Claire Nolan.  The two had married back in 2004. Math Fact -- they had been separated almost
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UTA Signs ‘Jackass’ Producers

  • Deadline TV
Exclusive: Trip Taylor and Bobby Pura have signed with UTA. The agency will represent the duo’s company The Uprising in all areas; they were previously with Wme. Taylor was an executive producer on all the Jackass movies and a producer on the stunt-fueled TV series. He also was the Ep on MTV’s Nitro Circus and Wildboyz. A former MTV development exec, Pura was a producer on Jackass: The Movie in 2002 and exec produced the Venus And Serena: For Real series in 2005, among others. The two formed The Uprising in 2010. The company focuses on features, action sport shows, reality series and documentaries. The Uprising signing comes on the heels of Uma Thurman joining UTA this week for TV and film representation, the second new agency for the actress in as many years. Thurman joined Wme in September 2012 after leaving CAA in October 2011. She continues to also be repped by Untitled Entertainment.
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Adult Swim Announces 2012 Schedule and Development Slate

  • ScifiMafia
Yes even Adult Swim joined the upfronts fray last week, and has now announced its forthcoming programming for 2012-2013. Back for more of what they do best are favorites Robot Chicken, Ntsf:sd:suv, and Children’s Hospital, along with newcomer Newsreaders, an animated Harold and Kumar, and the return of Toonami.

Adult Swim Announces Largest Programming Schedule Ever for 2012-13 Basic Cable’s #1 Network In Total Day With Adults 18-34 and 18-49 Offers Up 9 New Series/Specials, 8 Pilots and 10 Returning Series. Childrens Hospital Spin-off Newsreaders and Animated Harold & Kumar Make The List, Fan Favorite Toonami Returns to Saturday Nights

Adult Swim, basic cable’s #1 network with young adults for seven consecutive years, sets out to “control” the night by announcing a slate of new and returning programming at its annual Upfront presentation in New York City. Hours before their annual event featuring a scheduled performance by Grammy Award-winning rap artist T.I.,
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MTV News' Most Viewed Stories Of 2011: Nos. 5-1

  • MTV Newsroom
It's that time of year when we look back to see what stories really popped in 2011. From happy stories like Beyonce's big Vma baby bump reveal to sad stories like the tragic passing of Amy Winehouse, we were working hard in the MTV Newsroom to bring you all the news you were craving. Below are the top five stories in our countdown of the most viewed stories of the year from MTV News.

5. Cali Swag District Rapper M-Bone Killed In Drive-By Shooting (411K)

Early on May 16, hip-hop fans learned that Cali Swag District member M-Bone was the victim of a drive-by shooting the previous night and passed away from two gunshot wounds to the head, according to police in Inglewood, California. M-Bone, born Mante Talbert, was one-fourth of the group that rose to fame with their 2010 single "Teach Me How to Dougie."

When police arrived on the scene, they
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Steve-o Lands Extreme-Karaoke Series on TruTV

  • The Wrap
Steve-o Lands Extreme-Karaoke Series on TruTV
Steve-o has made a career of stapling his scrotum to his thigh and feeding raw chicken to alligators from his jockstrap. So one can imagine that any karaoke session he engages in is going to contain something a little more exciting than a boozy, warbled version of "I Will Always Love You." That's what TruTV is banking on with "Killer Karaoke," a new series that it announced Monday. The show, which is based on the international series "Sing if You Can," will be hosted by the "Jackass" and "Wildboyz" daredevil and feature contestants
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Steve-o's Killer Karaoke Coming to truTV

truTV has picked up a new reality series named Killer Karaoke, set to be hosted by Jackass alum Steve-o. The show, described as "the Wipeout of singing competitions", is set to premiere in early 2012 and will feature contestants trying to sing a song while going through physical challenges. Killer Karaoke is based on Sing If You Can, an ITV1 game show that debuted last spring.

Killer Karaoke won't be the first singing show to throw in a distinct twist, as NBC's The Voice showcased blind auditions in its initial season and Fox's The X Factor does away with age limits and embraces groups as well as solo artists. I have a feeling that the show will be less like the traditional model for a singing competition and more like The CW's currently-in-development Extreme Musical Chairs in combining musicality with physical elements. (Think Say What Karaoke? meets Dog Eat Dog, if you will.
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Odd Future for Adult Swim prank show 'Loiter Squad'

Odd Future for Adult Swim prank show 'Loiter Squad'
Odd Future have signed to appear in their own Adult Swim series, Loiter House. The series, which will consist of 15-minute live-action episodes, will feature "sketches, man-on-the-street segments, pranks and music from Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All", according to an official release. Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine and Spike Jonze's company Dickhouse Entertainment - which is behind such shows as Jackass and Wildboyz - will produce Loiter House. "The Dickhouse sensibility provides a perfect (more)
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Steve-o: 'Jackass crew made me go to rehab'

Steve-o: 'Jackass crew made me go to rehab'
Steve-o has credited his Jackass co-stars with saving his life by forcing him to seek treatment after years of drug and alcohol abuse. The stuntman explained that he made the decision to enter rehab only after Johnny Knoxville organised an intervention in 2008. "Knoxville came over to my apartment with the director of Jackass [Jeff Tremaine], the director of photography, the executive producer [and] the sound guy. It was like the whole crew of Jackass came over to stop me from hurting myself after helping me hurt myself for ten years, which is pretty amazing," he quipped to Dr Drew. Steve-o admitted that he initially resisted their requests that he accept medical help, but eventually realised that his life had spiraled out of control. The Wildboyz star explained: (more)
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Giveaway: Jackass, Blue Valentine, Glee and More

  • Collider.com
Thanks to a few very cool PR folks, we've been given some cool stuff to giveaway to some of our readers. Included in this month's giveaway roundup is a Johnny Knoxville signed copy of jackass: 10 Years of Stupid, Blu-ray copies of Glee Encore, Blue Valentine (with the soundtrack), and Blu-ray copies of Monsters, Let the Right One In and The Host. For details on how to enter, hit the jump. To win anything below, you need to email thecollidermailbox@gmail.com with your name and address and say May Giveaway in the headline. This giveaway will be open until June 1 at noon Pacific Time and is only open to residents of the United States. Also, only one entry per person. Here's what you can win: jackass: 10 Years of Stupid Signed by Johnny Knoxville prize is provided by Joost. Remember, you can watch free episodes of Jackass 3.5 on Joost right now.
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'Jackass 3.5' trailer: Angry turtles, biplanes, and crotch missiles

The first cut of Terrence Malick’s existential war film The Thin Red Line supposedly had a running time of five hours. To cut it down to a more “manageable” three hours, he had to chop out a huge swath of film — including practically the entire performance of nominal lead Adrien Brody. So don’t think of Jackass 3.5 as a shameless recycling of deleted scenes. Think of it as Jackass 3: The Adrien Brody Edition. “When we made Jackass 3D, we shot too much,” explains Dave England in the new preview clip. Wee-Man adds, “Now we have all this extra great footage,
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Jackass 3.5 Trailer, April Fools Day Premiere Announced

  • Slash Film
Jackass 3.5 Trailer, April Fools Day Premiere Announced
[1] Paramount Pictures has announced that Jackass 3.5 will premiere exclusively on Joost.com on April 1st, 2011. The movie trailer for the half-sequel is now online. Watch it now and read the full press release, after the jump. ***For Immediate Release*** Paramount Digital Entertainment, MTV And Joost Announce “Jackass 3.5” To Premiere April 1st To Millions Of Fans Globally Through Joost.Com Digital Episodes Will Be Available Online In Twelve Countries Jackass 3.5 Trailer Premieres Today On Joost.Com Santa Monica, Calif. (January 27, 2011) – April Fools Day may never be the same now that Paramount Digital Entertainment and MTV, both part of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: Via and Via.B) and Joost, a digital media company, jointly announced today that Joost has acquired the digital ad-supported distribution rights to Jackass 3.5 in multiple territories. This latest installment of the highly successful Jackass franchise will premiere on April 1, 2011 to a worldwide audience through Joost,
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'Jackass 3D': The Reviews Are In!

Johnny Knoxville and co. deliver 'the spectacle of comedy pared down to its barest essence,' one critic says.

By Eric Ditzian

A scene from "Jackass 3D"

Photo: Paramount Pictures

The first two "Jackass" flicks shotgunned their way to the top of the box office. "Jackass 3D" will probably be no different. The only question should be if the third of Johnny Knoxville's stunt-heavy movies can top the opening of his second.

"Jackass Number Two" bowed to $29 million on over 3,000 screens in 2006. "Jackass 3D," by contrast, is set to screen in about 30 more theaters, and comes with an inflated ticket price, thanks to its third dimension. Some box-office experts are predicting the new movie will gross upwards of $30 million, which would make it the first film to cross that plateau since "The Expendables" in mid-August. Other B.O. authorities expect "Jackass" to land in the mid-to-high $20 million range.

Where
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'Jackass 3D' Review: More Dumb Stuff That'll Make You Laugh

  • Moviefone
Filed under: Reviews, New Releases, Cinematical

As much as I like to pretend I'm a pretentious, high-minded supporter of filmmaking as art, I really, really love 'Jackass.' For better or worse, I'm fairly certain I'm the only member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association who put both 'Synecdoche, New York' and 'Jackass Number Two' on his Top Ten of the last decade. But while you - much less they - may or may not agree that Johnny Knoxville's breakthrough TV show and subsequent film series is as hilarious, fun, and enjoyable as I do, 'Jackass 3D' is a sort of antidote to this year's cinematic doldrums, a gag-inducing celebration of the stupidity that's ubiquitous in the majority of 2010's offerings, albeit gloriously worn on its sleeve rather than submerged in the pretense of high-concept entertainment, much less capital-a art.

Like the show that inspired it,
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'Jackass 3D' Review: More Dumb Stuff That'll Make You Laugh

  • Cinematical
'Jackass 3D' Review: More Dumb Stuff That'll Make You Laugh
Filed under: Reviews, New Releases, Cinematical

As much as I like to pretend I'm a pretentious, high-minded supporter of filmmaking as art, I really, really love 'Jackass.' For better or worse, I'm fairly certain I'm the only member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association who put both 'Synecdoche, New York' and 'Jackass Number Two' on his Top Ten of the last decade. But while you - much less they - may or may not agree that Johnny Knoxville's breakthrough TV show and subsequent film series is as hilarious, fun, and enjoyable as I do, 'Jackass 3D' is a sort of antidote to this year's cinematic doldrums, a gag-inducing celebration of the stupidity that's ubiquitous in the majority of 2010's offerings, albeit gloriously worn on its sleeve rather than submerged in the pretense of high-concept entertainment, much less capital-a art.

Like the show that inspired it,
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Steve-o and Chris Pontius Interview Jackass 3D

  • Collider.com
Having met through the skateboarding magazine Big Brother, where filmmaker Jeff Tremaine was the editor and art director, Steve-o and Chris Pontius started making videos of various crazy stunts with Johnny Knoxville, a writer there, for a video series that would accompany the publication. The success of those videos, showcasing their painful antics, expanded into the concept that became the television pilot for the successful MTV reality series Jackass, and now the franchise is in its third feature film installment, this time upping the ante by being in 3D.

At the film’s press day, Steve-o and Chris Pontius talked about having to be sober in order to be allowed to shoot a stunt, worrying about keeping things R-rated for the MPAA and the extreme tension on set because side pranks can happen to anyone at anytime. Check out what they had to say after the jump.

How many years
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Jackass Star Chris Pontius Signs on for Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere

  • FilmJunk
This past weekend I caught part of Steve-o: Demise and Rise on MTV, which documents Steve-o's downward spiral into drug and alcohol addiction and subsequent intervention from the Jackass crew. It was sad to see one of the greatest actors of our time squandering all his skateboarding and rapping talent, but the whole time I kept thinking, "Please Steve-o, keep it together long enough to make Jackass Number Three... or at least another season of Wildboyz". Fortunately he will live to huff nitrous oxide another day, but the truth is, a lot of his best buds have already started to move on without him. Believe it or not, Steve-o's Wildboyz partner Chris Pontius has just landed a pretty sweet gig that could possibly be his ticket to bigger and better things. According to The Hollywood Reporter [1], Pontius will star in Sofia Coppola's next film Somewhere. He will play Sammy,
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Ignoring The Disclaimer, Sofia Coppola Will Play With A Jackass

This is definitely going to end up being the strangest news I hear this week, if not this month or this year. Sofia Coppola, writer/director/producer of “Lost in Translation” and “Marie Antoinette,” is deep in the prep stages for her next effort, entitled “Somewhere.” Now here’s where things get weird: joining the already confirmed Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning in the cast is none other than “Jackass” and “Wildboyz” alum Chris Pontius.

Whaaa…? The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Pontius will join the cast of Coppola’s “Somewhere” as the best friend of Stephen Dorff’s protagonist. Dorff plays a popular Hollywood actor who is forced to re-examine his public persona when his daughter (Elle Fanning) shows up for a surprise visit. Coppola’s “Lost in Translation” partner Focus Features will release the film, which is currently planned for a 2010 release.

I’ve always had a fondness
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Steve-o was 'cocaine-addicted clown'

Dancing With The Stars contestant Steve-o has admitted that he used to be a "cocaine-addicted clown". The Jackass star, real name Stephen Glover, confesses about his struggles with drugs and alcohol in his new MTV special Steve-o: Demise And Rise. According to People, the show will chronicle the star's life from his days with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College to his mainstream success with Jackass and Wildboyz. It will apparently (more)
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Steve-o Recalls Being a 'Cocaine-Addicted Clown'

  • PEOPLE.com
On Jackass, viewers watched him gag inside a helmet full of crickets and bob for jellyfish. On Dancing with the Stars, they watched as he danced the foxtrot and Viennese waltz. Now on a new unflinching MTV special, Steve-o: Demise and Rise, viewers will witness his longtime struggle with drugs and alcohol as well as his recent decision to sober up. People has an exclusive clip of the program. Even before Jackass and the spin-off Wildboyz, Steve-o, now 34, has been documenting his life on tape, including his days at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, which led
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