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This WWE Superstar Wants to Play Cable in Deadpool 2

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This WWE Superstar Wants to Play Cable in Deadpool 2
After the monstrous box office success of Deadpool earlier this year, Deadpool 2 is certainly happening, with Ryan Reynolds set to return as the Merc With the Mouth along with director Tim Miller and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The post credit scene of Deadpool featured Ryan Reynolds revealing that the iconic comic book character Cable will be featured in the sequel, with the actor teasing possible candidates such as Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren and even Keira Knightley for the role. While Cable hasn't been officially cast yet, several actors have expressed interest in the role, and it seems we now have another contender, with WWE Superstar turned actor Adam Copeland a.k.a. Edge throwing his hat in the ring.

Adam Copeland, who mentioned the Cable role on Twitter this weekend, joins Stephen Lang, Dolph Lundgren, and Ron Perlman as actors who have expressed their desire to play
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'Seeking Valentina,' a new short currently in post production

A new psychological short film, "Seeking Valentina," is currently in post production. The film is an intelligent psychological thriller that deals with many current hot button social issues. It is cast largely against type. Seeking Valentina wants us to not only be entertained by a great story, but to think for ourselves, as well.

Check out the details and some exclusive stills below.

From The Press Release

Much of "Seeking Valentina," was shot in Big Bear CA. Seeking Valentina, written and directed by Armin Nasseri, follows Benjamin (played by Ali Bavarian), a Jewish Iranian-American writer, in the pangs of grief. When Benjamin takes in a whimsical and an engaging tenant and she mysteriously disappears, it is for the audience to decide is she a ghost, a hallucination, a dream or a runaway.

Kristin West (Hell's Kitty, Circus of the Dead), Nasseri's producing partner, also plays the title role of Valentina.
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Oregon Players -- Ripped 'No Means No' Chant ... From Pre-Rose Bowl Comedy Show

  • TMZ
TMZ Sports has figured out where the "No Means No" chant came from after the Rose Bowl ... and it actually started at a comedy show the Oregon team attended in L.A. just a few days before the big game. Here's what we know ... Oregon was at the iconic Improv comedy club Monday for a show featuring Brad Williams -- a pretty famous comic who's been on Kimmel, Leno and "Mind of Mencia."When Williams
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'SNL' adds Lakendra Tookes and Leslie Jones to writing staff

'SNL' adds Lakendra Tookes and Leslie Jones to writing staff
More signs of progress at Saturday Night Live: EW has confirmed that the sketch show has added comedians Lakendra Tookes and Leslie Jones to its writing staff. Their hiring comes two days after SNL announced that New York-based comedian Sasheer Zamata will be the show’s newest featured player. All three women are black — a rarity for SNL, which has featured just four black female cast members in its 39-year history. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

Tookes (pictured at right), a former news reporter, was one of the 11 black women who auditioned for SNL during a secret
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MoreHorror In Hollywood: Interview With Actress Vida Ghaffari

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By Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

MoreHorror In Hollywood Interviews Vida Ghaffari: Video Interview by Dawna Lee Heising

Vida Ghaffari is one of the stars of the upcoming macabre film "Circus of Dread" from Savage Cinema and Dismal Productions.

Circus of Dread was written and directed by legendary indie Aussie filmmaker Mark Savage. Domiziano Arcangeli and Bill Oberst Jr. also star in "Circus of Dread" and Dawna Lee Heising is a member of the Circus.

The segment was filmed and edited by John Cox. Watch the full interview by Dawna Lee Heising embedded below the official bio of Vida Ghaffari. Also, be sure to check out our official MoreHorror Youtube Page for more video interview's of your favorite horror actors, actresses, directors and more!

Vida Ghaffari Bio:

Vida Ghaffari has been active on the Tinsel town scene as an actress and a reporter. This comedic powerhouse just landed a co-starring
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Meet the Staff of HBO’s ‘Veep,’ With Julia Louis-Dreyfus

  • Backstage
As a producer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has a good eye for talent. Her first post-“Seinfeld” gig as producer-star was “Watching Ellie,” which featured none other than Steve Carell as a series regular. Louis-Dreyfus says Carell was the obvious choice the moment she saw his tape. And her series “The New Adventures of Old Christine” boasted a cast of supporting players that included Clark Gregg, Wanda Sykes, and Hamish Linklater. For “Veep,” the producers and casting director Allison Jones have assembled another fantastic cast of players to portray the vice president’s staff.Sufe Bradshaw as Sue Wilson, executive assistantA prominent stage actor, Bradshaw has been seen on such comedies as “Mind of Mencia” and “The Hard Times of Rj Berger.” Says Louis-Dreyfus, “Sufe came in and was so comfortable with improvisation. She makes it look easy.” Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer, chief of staffThe former child star (“My Girl”) appeared on “In the.
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Carlos Mencia -- Comedy Is Harder When You Lose the Fat

  • TMZ
Carlos Mencia knows that fat is funny -- and dropping 70 lbs can be a career killer for a comedian -- but this weekend, the comic found a way to make skinny work ... with the help of a little person. A slimmed-down Mencia was telling us all about the weight loss at The Improv in L.A. ... when his former "Mind of Mencia" co-star Little Brad stopped by. Mencia -- pointing to his pal -- told us,
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The Skinny on Carlos Mencia: 'I Lost 70 Pounds!'

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Comedian Carlos Mencia visited "Extra's" Mario Lopez at The Grove after shedding 70 pounds!

Mencia is making his television comeback on a Comedy Central special, "New Territory," which focuses on a period of reflection and self-discovery. "A lot of stuff in this new special is about why I am the way I am," Carlos explained.

The controversial funnyman revealed, "I started going to therapy, losing weight, being introspective."

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Mencia told Mario where he gets his personality from,
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'True Blood,' Pants And 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' In Today's Twitter Report

TV shows new and old came up in conversation this morning. "True Blood" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" generated strong reactions, and comics writers seem to be looking forward to Syfy's "Alphas," which premieres tonight and apparently employs Marc Bernardin on its writing staff (always a good reason to check anything out), according to Neil Kleid.

Gabriel Hardman, meanwhile, critiqued Marvel's old Iron Man animated series—though he was more excited about Stan Lee's backdrop during the show's intro than he was about the in-story action. Find out why in our list of retweets below. It's there alongside some suggestions for revamped movie titles that use "In My Pants" as a secret ingredient.

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter Report for July 11, 2011.

@gabrielhardman Yeesh, this 90's Iron Man cartoon is bad though. But I did remember right, Stan Lee has a poster I drew in 1994 behind him in the intro.
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Dirty Jokes for Clean Water

Comedian Skyler Stone is hosting an incredible night of comedy in support of Generosity Water tonight, Tuesday October 5, at Hollywood Improv.

The show starts at 10pm, and the line up will include Carlos Mencia (Mind Of Mencia), Bobby Lee (Mad TV), Skyler Stone (Raising Hope), Maz Jobrani (Friday After Next), Natasha Leggero (Chelsea Lately), Plus a Very Special Guest whose identity is being closely guarded!

The evening benefits Generosity Water, an organization which builds drinking wells for people who don’t have access to clean drinking water.

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DVD Reviews: 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid,' 'Date Night,' 'Our Family Wedding'

The screeners having been coming so thick and fast here at CinemaSpy that we can't find the time to write them all up and sip margaritas on the beach. Hence, we've cheated and written a bunch in what journalists call a 'short and snappy' form. That way, you get to read our recommendations of what to watch and what to avoid and still have time to read the millions of Twitter messages you've got with a link to that video of the British weather forecaster flicking the bird at a news reader.

Do tell us what you think (of the reviews, not the forecaster). We will continue to bring you long-form reviews of selected releases (the upcoming Alien Anthology, for instance), but expect to see more like these...

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Genre: Family Comedy

Starring: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn

Director: Thor Freudenthal

Screenwriters: Jackie Filgo,
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Our Family Wedding Blu-ray Giveaway

Cultures clash when a pair of dads plan their children's wedding to one another in Our Family Wedding, the new comedy from Fox starring Forest Whitaker, Carlos Mencia, Lance Gross and America Ferrera that is coming to Blu-ray Disc and DVD on July 13.

We have teamed up with Fox to award five readers Our Family Wedding on Blu-ray. To enter this giveaway for a chance to win one, fill out and submit the short entry form below. You are encouraged to return any or every day the contest is open to enter again and increase the odds of winning with each additional entry.

Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) and Carlos Mencia (Mind of Mencia) star in this clash-of-cultures comedy about two overbearing dads who must put aside their differences to plan a wedding for their children, Marcus (Lance Gross; Meet the Browns) and Lucia (America Ferrera
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Our Family Wedding Walks Down the Aisle on DVD and Blu-ray on July 13th

You can bring home an outrageous family comedy home on DVD and Blu-ray this July. Our Family Wedding will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 13. The standard DVD will be priced at $29.98 Srp and the Bd will be priced at $39.99 Srp. You can take a look at the cover art and special features below. The film stars Forest Whitaker, Carlos Mencia, Lance Gross and America Ferrera.

To have and to hold... 'Til dads do us part. The battle of family traditions is on when Our Family Wedding ties the knot on Blu-ray and DVD July 13 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) and Carlos Mencia (Mind of Mencia) star in this clash-of-cultures comedy about two overbearing dads who must put aside their differences to plan a wedding for their children, Marcus (Lance Gross; Meet the Browns) and Lucia (America Ferrera
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Comedy Central Reveals 22 Projects in Development for 2010-2011 Development Slate Including a Broken Lizard Sitcom, a Waiting… Adaptation, and a Jesus Christ Cartoon

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Comedy Central has unveiled its entire development slate and, as to be expected, there are plenty of funny concepts in the bunch. The standouts include Highdeas, which explores such stoner-friendly hypotheticals as “white chocolate milk” and “hamster-sized rhinos”, Jc, the animated New York City adventures of one Jesus Christ, and The Fuzz, a police procedural in a corrupt city where humans and puppets co-exist.

Also in development are potential series from the likes of Jon Benjamin (Archer), Broken Lizard (Super Troopers), and Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show), plus a Wating… adaptation from Rob McKittrick, the writer/director of the feature film that starred Ryan Reynolds. Note that this in addition to already announced projects from Will Ferrell, Nick Swardson, and The Onion. For a complete rundown, hit the jump.

Series In Production

Futurama” – premieres Thursday, June 24

The Emmy® Award-winning “Futurama” is back! Everybody’s favorite zany group from the future has returned with 12 brand-new episodes,
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Stars in Rewind: Ken Ober & 'Remote Control'

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Attention children of the '80s: If you haven't already heard, television's Ken Ober died at the age of 52. The cause of death is not yet determined, although his agent noted that Ober "complained of headaches and flu-like symptoms on Saturday night." While he produced shows like Mind of Mencia and The New Adventures of Old Christine, he's probably best known for his time as the host of MTV's '80s quiz show: Remote Control.

Remember it? Three players would get strapped into arm chairs, answer questions about television and film (basically anything that could be found on TV), find food raining down on their heads, and get entertained by the likes of Colin Quinn, Kari Wuhrer, Denis Leary, and Adam Sandler. It was part classic MTV ridiculousness, and part media junky geek party.

In memory of the host and show, I thought I'd take us back in time for
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Ken Ober: 1957-2009

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Ken Ober, best known as the host of the MTV game show Remote Control, has died at the age of 52.  No cause of death has been identified as yet.

Ober was the host of the series for five seasons on MTV, airing first in 1987.  The series helped launched the careers of several notables, including Colin Quinn, Kari Wuhrer, Denis Leary and Adam Sandler.  He followed the series as producer of Mind of Mencia for Comedy Central and also as a consulting producer for several episodes of The New Adventures of Old Christine on CBS.  Ober got his start as a stand up comedian on Star Search in 1984 where he was named the Comedian Champion.

If you want to get a bit nostalgic with us, come on along with us back to the late 80's... and yes, there may even be an odd comic book tie-in for this episode:
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Mourning MTV's Remote Control Host Ken Ober

Ken Ober, who hosted MTV's pop-culture-centric game show Remote Control for five seasons beginning in 1987, was found dead in his home on Sunday, the network reports. The 52-year-old's cause of death has yet to be determined. Ober began his career on Star Search but spent recent years behind the scenes, working in production on comedies like The New Adventures of Old Christine and Mind of Mencia. "Kenny Ober was and always will be the quickest wit in the room," fellow funnyman Denis Leary tells MTV News. "He was fall-down funny from the moment he was born—a smart, fast and hilarious human being who made many of us, including myself, laugh until we cried. As the star and host of Remote...
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Paul F. Tompkins Tweets Confirmation of Ken Ober's Death; Host of MTV's Remote Control Was 52

Sad news has been circulating today throughout Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere, that Ken Ober, host of Remote Control -- the MTV game show that featured a pre-fame Colin Quinn and Adam Sandler -- died suddenly over the weekend. No official statement has come from reps for the comedian and TV writer-producer, who in recent years worked on shows like The New Adventures of Old Christine and Mind of Mencia; further confusing the issue are several online reports saying the reports are false. Sadly, however, everything we're hearing is that Ober did pass away, with reputable colleagues like P.F. Tompkins now confirming the news via Twitter. After the jump, some video from 1989 of Ober holding court over Remote Control at the show's tiled podium. Developing...
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Ken Ober Dies at 52

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Comedian and TV personality Ken Ober died this weekend, according to Mark Measures, an agent at Abrams Artists who worked with him. Ober, who hosted four game shows over the course of his career, was widely known for his role on the MTV game show Remote Control, which he hosted for five seasons, spanning 1987 to 1990. Most recently, he served as producer for the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine and Mind of Mencia. He was 52.
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Guess What Comedy Central's Highest Rated Premiere and Worst Show Ever Have in Common

Placing The Jeff Dunham Show within Comedy Central's programming array is a challenge. Let's see: It combines Chappelle's Show's sketch format (We're doing Ok so far), South Park's invocation of racism and homophobia -- minus that onus of irony, darn it!-- and the googly-eyed, happy-slappy contrivance of Mind of Mencia. So what do we have? Voila: a quagmire of petty laughs and offensive gags aimed at the desperately ignorant. You'll be relieved to find there is a niche for such obscure humor; The Jeff Dunham Show dragged in Comedy Central's highest premiere ratings ever.
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