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Our host for tonight is Ronda Rousey, who has won a lot of medals and championships for being Very, Very Strong. Like, seriously. She could knock you out in a second. It is a little terrifying, but also inspiring in a “You go, girl” kind of way. And now she’s got a burgeoning acting career, with roles in The Expendables 3, Furious 7, and Entourage 1 and God Willing Only. She will make her comedy debut in the upcoming Do Nothing Bitches, based on a script by Sisters writer Paula Pell in which Rousey plays a bootcamp instructor putting suburban housewives, one of which is played by Tina Fey, in their place. Tonight seemed to be Rousey’s chance to prove her comedy chops, but she honestly didn’t get much of a chance-- she only truly starred in one sketch, and made minimal to no appearances in all of the others. »
- Emilie Sowers
Tim Story has helmed seven feature films that have grossed nearly $1.1 billion worldwide. Six of these films debuted at No. 1 at the box office, including Universal’s 2014 action-comedy juggernaut “Ride Along,” starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, which netted more than $41 million its opening weekend and has grossed over $155 million worldwide. Two years later, its in-demand sequel, “Ride Along 2,” opening Jan. 15, is bound to bring in a hefty box office haul (“Our expectations are very high based on the strength of the movie,” says Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Pictures). To boot, Story and his wife, Vicky Mara Story, run the Story Co., an entertainment production house they jointly founded in 1996, and Story has recently inked a deal to direct the upcoming Nicki Minaj comedy project for Freeform (formerly ABC Family).
In short, to say that Tim Story is having a “moment,” would be an understatement. He’s had several. »
- Malina Saval
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