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Curb Your Enthusiasm star/creator Larry David hosted last night's episode of Saturday Night Live, but the show was stolen during the regular sketch Weekend Update, with two surprise guests stopping by. Zoolander 2 stars Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson made an unannounced appearance as their beloved characters Derek Zoolander and Hansel. While they were supposed to discuss Fashion Week in New York City, they instead discussed the fashion style of this year's Presidential candidates, where they shared their thoughts on Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and, of course, Donald Trump.
Their appearance came just days after the final trailer was released, which revealed that the obscure character Evil DJ (Justin Theroux) from the original Zoolander will return. In the original Zoolander, Justin Theroux had a small part as Evil DJ, who challenged both Derek Zoolander and Hansel to a break-dance showdown, set to the original "Relax." While he wasn't very well-known at the time, »
Ever since production started on Zoolander 2 last year, we knew that star/writer/director Ben Stiller was bringing back several of his original Zoolander co-stars. Owen Wilson is back as Hansel, alongside Will Ferrell's Mugatu and Christine Taylor's Matilda Jeffries, but there's one obscure character we didn't know was returning, until now. Paramount Pictures has released a final trailer for this comedy sequel, which reveals that Justin Theroux is back as the Evil DJ, who presents a new remix of the 1980s Frankie Goes to Hollywood classic "Relax." And he is joined by music heavy hitters A$AP Rocky and Skrillex.
In the original Zoolander, Justin Theroux had a small part as Evil DJ, who challenged both Derek Zoolander and Hansel to a break-dance showdown, set to the original "Relax." While he wasn't very well-known at the time, Justin Theroux went on to become both an accomplished actor and writer, »
Activision and FreeStyleGames are continuing their commitment to add new material to Ghtv, the unique song streaming service that delivers downloadable content for last year’s Guitar Hero Live. The latest batch of songs added to Ghtv’s on-demand Premium Shows include familiar faces like The Strokes and Fall Out Boy, but the most notable addition is three songs by iconic British rock group Def Leppard. Longtime fans of the band can play their classic tune ‘Rock of Ages’, but ‘Let’s Go’ and ‘Dangerous’, two recent tracks from the group’s self-titled 2015 album, are also included, and as a bonus, Ghtv will be the first place fans can view the music video for ‘Dangerous’.
Lead singer Joe Elliott offered his thoughts on the announcement:
“When the idea to premiere our newest music video for ‘Dangerous’ in Guitar Hero Live came about, we were thrilled. The way our fans discover »
- John Fleury
The show stars Julianne Hough (“Safe Haven,” “Rock of Ages”) as Sandy; Aaron Tveit (“Graceland,” “Les Miserables”) as Danny Zuko; and Vanessa Hudgens (“Spring Breakers”) as Rizzo. Marc Platt (“Wicked,” “Into the Woods”) is the executive producer; Thomas Kail (“Hamilton,” “In the Heights”) is the director overseeing the stage direction; and Alex Rudzinski (“Dancing With the Stars”) serves as the live television director.
Earlier this month, ITV announced that it had acquired U.S. talk-show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which started airing on ITV2 on Jan. 18, and the channel recently became the U.K. home for the Seth MacFarlane family of shows: “American Dad,” “The Cleveland Show” and “Bordertown.” Its other U.S. »
- Leo Barraclough
Williams is on board to write. Gibgot developed the project with Williams, whose credits include the Hughes Brothers “Menace II Society” in 1994.
Alix Madigan will oversee the project for Broad Green, headed by brothers Gabriel and Daniel Hammond. The company built up its slate through acquisitions and has been moving into developing its own films in recent months.
Three-year-old Broad Green began releasing movies last year with “Samba,” “99 Homes,” “I Smile Back” and its only »
- Dave McNary
Trisa Yearwood has been cast as Mary, the mother of Jesus, in Fox’s two-hour musical event “The Passion.” Additionally, recording artist Prince Royce was set to play disciple Peter in the Tyler Perry-hosted special. “The Passion,” written by Peter Barsocchini (“High School Musical”), tells the 2000-year-old story of the last hours of Jesus Christ’s life on earth through a variety of popular music, sung by the cast and arranged specifically for this event by executive producer and music producer Adam Anders (“Glee,” “Rock of Ages”). Set in modern day, the event will follow the dramatic and inspirational story of Jesus of Nazareth, »
- Tony Maglio
Will Smith may have missed out on an Oscar nomination for Concussion, but his next project, Collateral Beauty, is shaping up to be quite a feast for the eyes, since it.s going to be filled with famous faces. According to The Wrap, the film will be helmed by director David Frankel. He directed films like Marley and Me, The Devil Wears Prada and Hope Springs, and has helmed episodes of Entourage and Sex and the City. Allan Loeb, writer of Rock of Ages and Here Comes the Boom, among others, is crafting the screenplay. Will Smith takes on the lead role in Collateral Beauty, as an advertising executive who undergoes a personal tragedy. His colleagues come up with a plan to make him feel better, and it works, but not in the way they expected. Smith.s most recent films are Concussion and last summer.s underrated Focus. Also »
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