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Ken Jeong is having a nice couple of weeks. First, the doctor-turned-actor's television series, "Community," was surprisingly renewed for a fifth season. And next week, the third and final installment of the hugely successful "Hangover" series will be released -- featuring a substantially larger role for Jeong in his criminal, scoundrel role as Mr. Chow. We caught up with an excited Jeong about the end of "The Hangover," the future of "Community" and his dreams for a Mr. Chow spinoff movie.
Congratulations on the renewal of "Community."
Oh, thank you so much. I'm excited. I'm just really excited and pleasantly surprised. You know, I really didn't know what the chances of renewal would be. I really didn't know. That's really a testament to the fanbase, the devoted fanbase, that the show has.
Do they give you any hints on renewal either way before the announcement?
We get our information probably off of the Internet, »
- Mike Ryan
I am genuinely happy for Ken Jeong. When I first saw him in "Knocked Up," I thought he was great, one of many scene-stealers in that movie. When I talked to Judd Apatow about him, he mentioned that Jeong was an actual doctor. At the time, I thought Judd meant that this was Ken's first time acting, that he was a doctor who they just met and thought was funny and then hired. Jeong was actually working in TV a full decade before that, though, while also having trained and worked as a doctor. He's a great example of a guy »
- Drew McWeeny
Okay people. Get ready to have a good moan, as some new images and a video have made their way on-line from the reboot of the Paul Verhoeven's eighties classic RoboCop. Check them out here, courtesy of Collider...
Directed by Jose Padilha (Elite Squad), this updated film follows Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) in his transformation from cop to machine. The new shots don't show anything we haven't really seen before, though we get a nice look at RoboCop's new gun. No sign of a holster, so here's hoping it still fits inside his leg. Apart from the angle of these pictures doing him no favours at all (beer belly?), I'm intrigued by Murphy's right hand, which appears to be completely human. A way for a supposedly fearsome cyborg to offer a human touch?
With it's predecessor much loved, RoboCop has a tough job on it's hands, but shall »
- Chris Cooper
Ken Jeong has seen his fame skyrocket in the last couple of years. The doctor turned actor got his first big break in Knocked Up and since then he has been on one hell of a hot streak. Though he has credits like Step Brothers, Pineapple Express, Role Models and television’s Community under his belt, it was really Todd Phillips’ The Hangover and the character of Mr. Chow that brought the actor into the spotlight.
While in Toronto to promote The Hangover Part III, the final film in the hugely successful trilogy, Jeong took the time to talk with us about his role in the film. The full interview will be published here next week but for now, we wanted to share one interesting tidbit that the actor revealed. When I asked him if his character, Mr. Chow, would be appearing again in a spin-off or prequel, here’s »
- Matt Joseph
New York (AP) — Bill Hader is leaving "Saturday Night Live" after an eight-year run. His spokesman confirms that the 34-year-old comedian will depart "SNL" after this weekend's season finale. Hader joined the NBC sketch-comedy show in 2005. He has since made his mark with a range of impersonations including Al Pacino, Vincent Price, James Carville and Stefon, the hipster "Weekend Update" correspondent. Hader's films include "Superbad," ''Forgetting Sarah Marshall," ''Knocked Up" and "Pineapple Express." Copyright (2013) Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. »
- HitFix Staff
His spokesman confirms that the 34-year-old comedian will depart "SNL" after this weekend's season finale.
Hader joined the NBC sketch-comedy show in 2005. He has since made his mark with a range of impersonations including Al Pacino, Vincent Price, James Carville and Stefon, the hipster "Weekend Update" correspondent.
Katherine Heigl hasn't always been her own best advocate. A lead role in Judd Apatow's "Knocked Up" is mostly remembered by the fallout that came when she complained about the supposed sexist elements of the hit film. Then there's the saga with "Gray's Anatomy," with the actress battling with the creatives on the show and even withdrawing her name from Emmy contention one year because she didn't feel the material was up to snuff. While one could scoff at the irony of someone who went on star in movies like "27 Dresses" and "The Ugly Truth," Heigl had the last laugh because they were hits. And then suddenly, her choices were no longer so sound. "Killers," "One For The Money" and "The Big Wedding" were all bombs, with the Apatow-clone "Life As We Know It" as the lone outlier, a modest hit that you still probably forgot existed. So perhaps »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Veteran actor and all around badass Clive Owen (Sin City, Children Of Men) is set to co-star opposite Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up, The Ugly Truth) in Survivor for director James McTeigue (V For Vendetta, The Raven).
The film follows a State Department employee (Heigl) working at the American Embassy in London who loses her team in a bombing attack. After she is framed for a series of crimes for which she is innocent, she embarks on a desperate journey to clear her name and prevent an attack on New Year’s Eve. Production company Nu Image will present the film to prospective financiers at the Cannes Film Festival. Legendary producer/director Irwin Winkler (Rocky, Goodfellas) will produce the project.
Something about the pairing of Clive Owen and Katherine Heigl is very bothersome to me. In her relatively short career, Heigl’s reputation as something of an unappreciative and arrogant diva precedes her. »
- Damen Norton
Funnyman Seth Rogen says he's been crushing on his co-star, the Knocked Up actor revealed People at the second annual Hilarity For Charity House Party in Los Angeles. No big deal, except that his co-star is Zac Efron.
Role Call: Who Got Hired In Hollywood
Married to actress Lauren Miller, Rogen, 31, jokes that he can appreciate Efron's body.
"Zac Efron is incredibly handsome. He's the sexiest [expletive] on the planet!"
"I did a scene with him, and we're both shirtless, and it was a very humbling experience," Rogen laughs. "I marveled at the fact that we're literally the same species."
The only way Rogen says he out-mans Efron is when it comes to man hair.
"I'm hairier than he is, so I win at that," Rogen told People.
Related: Seth Rogen Ties The Knot
Townies has been shooting in Los »
The Backstreet Boys just gained another member ... for one night only."Knocked Up" star Seth Rogen got on stage and performed "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" with the group during the second annual Hilarity for Charity event benefiting The Alzheimer's Association in Hollywood on Thursday night.And he even knew the guys' signature dance moves!Seriously, does it get any better than this photo? Love it.Rogen and his wife, Laura Miller, organized the event, which also included appearances from Samuel L. Jackson, Mindy Kaling, Rob Riggle, Ken Marino, Kevin Hart, Nick Kroll and magician Justin Willman.The event wrapped up a great week for the Backstreet Boys, who just got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.See how the boys (and other boy banders) have aged in the gallery below: Read more »
- tooFab Staff
Written by and starring Mulaney, the untitled prospective series is loosely based on the comedian and SNL writer’s life and follows a group of young people — including Not Ready for Primetime Player Nasim Pedrad — and their hijinks.
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Per The Hollywood Reporter, Fallon will drop by the half hour as his hilarious self.
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- Megan Masters
Review by Barbara Snitzer
Weddings are supposed to be happy occasions, and not just because they are a cash cow for all the meaningless businesses depicted on reality shows. Our culture inculcates the ceremony as a benchmark that will enhance our lives and our society. If it were not so important, those who have been denied the right to marry would not be fighting so hard to be allowed to. The marriage ceremony has been the subject of many movies, particularly comedies, as it is such a universal experience.
Considering these points, one would think that a comedy called The Big Wedding starring A-list and Oscar-winning actors would be a slam-dunk hit, welcomed by critics and audiences with open arms.
One would be wrong.
The Big Wedding is generating much scorn from the critics; it remains to be seen whether moviegoers will be turned off by their censure.
Why all the hate? »
- Movie Geeks
Could The Hangover continue? With the third and final installment in Todd Phillips’ comedy franchise set for a May 24 release, some insiders are wondering if the debauchery could live on through Ken Jeong’s scene-stealing Mr. Chow. “I would love to do more Mr. Chow,” Jeong tells The Hollywood Reporter of a possible spinoff involving his absurd, fun-loving character. “Todd Phillips gave me a career.” Photos: 'Pain & Gain' Premiere Pumps Up Hollywood Jeong burst onto the scene as the memorable Obgyn opposite Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl in the Judd Apatow-produced Knocked Up, popping
- Sophie Schillaci
Today is pretty much a national holiday ... for stoners!While marijuana isn't legal in every state, it has given us some pretty epic movie moments. So, to celebrate 4/20, we've pulled some of our favorite stoner scenes. Check out the clips below, we promise you'll laugh! Warning: These videos contain explicit material. "Pineapple Express": The boys smoke the infamous weed "Knocked Up": I am your stoner! "True Romance": Floyd (Brad Pitt) gets a visit from the mob"Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke": The guys smoke one giant joint ... with dog feces in it"Super Troopers": The guys get pulled over, and eat their remaining weed "Grandmas Boy": What is that ringing?Gotta love stoners! Wonder what Rihanna is up to today? Read more »
- tooFab Staff
Greetings from the apocalypse! You might think that this particular Mad Max would enjoy watching Tom Cruise fight evil robots in a future nuclear-blasted wasteland, but Nope! "Oblivion" is a dud, though that doesn't mean we can't make it through the next few days as long as we stick together and don't cross the Dmz. Smoke 'em if ya got 'em, troops, we're goin' in …
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Xenu's own Tom Cruise returns to comfortable sci-fi territory this week with "Oblivion," which I will henceforth refer to as "The Matrix Redressed." Cruise is the only living boy in post-apocalyptic New York, where he and a stuffy British chick (Andrea Riseborough, natch) maintain giant water vacuums when they're not having PG-13 swimming pool sex … that is, until the mysterious Olga Kurylenko arrives from outer space. »
- Max Evry
The ‘Fight Club’ actor’s fiancee gave birth to the couple’s first child, and managed to keep the good news a secret — the happy couple welcomed their bundle of joy a month ago! Congrats!
Edward Norton and his fiancee Shauna Robertson welcomed their first child together, a baby boy! The private couple managed to keep the news of the baby’s birth a secret for a month — they welcomed their son in March, but the news wasn’t announced until April 17.
Edward Norton’s Baby Boy
Although the couple is keeping mum about the details, a source close to the actor and his gorgeous fiancee tell Us Weekly that Edward is:
Thrilled and excited for parenthood.
When Us Weekly announced the news of their pregnancy in March (soon before they welcomed their child, it turns out), a source also revealed the couple’s excitement at welcoming a child. The »
- Christina Stiehl
The hit comedy This Is 40 held its own in theaters despite being released during the extremely competitive December movie season, and the comedy is still going strong. The movie has been available on demand since late March, and it took the number one spot on VOD last week. This is certainly not the first hit for writer/ director/ producer Judd Apatow who has an impressive amount of hit comedies on his filmography, but which movies are Apatow's best? Head over to our list and lock in your vote for the top ten flicks that were written, directed, and/or produced by Judd Apatow.
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- Mandy McAdoo
The summer release, co-written and co-directed by longtime buds/collaborators Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, features six of film's funniest joke-slingers (Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and Jay Baruchel) playing "heightened versions" of themselves on the night of The Reckoning. Better yet, it takes place at a Hollywood house party and features handfuls of celebrity cameos, many of which end in gory demises.
That leaves our six main players left to fend for themselves while utter catastrophe reigns outside of the house (Franco's) they've barricaded themselves in.
We ventured south last spring to behold some of the improv-heavy shenanigans on a soundstage outside of New Orleans, where Franco's Hollywood house had been constructed. Here are the 15 most notable quotables. »
- Kevin Polowy
they're not the stars but they steal the show. Chosen by the Guide's film writers, the prizes for the 23 best supporting actors of 2013 go to …
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There are times you feel as if Swinton has made it her mission to eradicate all traces of natural provenance. She's achieved an almost clone-like physical presence: an ageless, androgynous, translucent-skinned human blank, ready to be moulded into whatever role she's assigned. And boy does she get through them. She's been everything from a distressed housewife to the Angel Gabriel; corporate lawyer to Narnian ice queen. But in personality terms, she's the complete opposite of a blank. Malleable though she may be, Swinton has ironically become her own trademark. »
- Francesca Babb, Alex Godfrey, Andrea Hubert, Charlie Lyne, Phelim O'Neill, John Patterson, Steve Rose
Alright, not everyone can have the career path of, say, Ryan Gosling, who after starring in an episode of Goosebumps as a kid, became known to millions for his work in The Notebook, and has spent a good few years working as one of the hottest young actors in Hollywood, with seemingly no indication that this is going to change. Sometimes people start off well like Gosling, and somewhere along the way, they just lose it, either because they’re lured in by money over artistry, or they develop an overpowering ego that earns them an unsavoury reputation, or they decide that they prefer boozing to acting.
Sometimes people just don’t have any taste or their agent picks a bad role; other times they’re forced to take any role that comes along just to keep financially afloat. Here are 10 talented actors who, for whatever of these reasons, made some woefully misguided career moves… »
- Shaun Munro
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