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New Warriors: Marvel Casts Everyone's Favorite At&T Girl As Squirrel Girl

Marvel Television seems intent on giving us more shows based on their characters by companies not named Netflix. While in my view this is obviously a terrible idea, I'm just a guy living paycheck-to-paycheck who gets really excited for twice-a-month trips to Chipotle. The head honchos over at Marvel TV, though, have a New Warriors show to cast.

If you're unfamiliar with the New Warriors, keep your chin up. They debuted in the pages of Thor in 1989, had their own book for parts of the 90s, and then were subsequently completely killed off in 2006 in the opening chapter of Civil War. Of course, this being a comic book company, a new New Warriors later formed, but the show seems to be based off the original team. Sadly, we won't get to see them offed in Civil War since, you know, that movie already happened (and Kevin Feige's having nothing
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Kelly Marie Tran’s Character Will Be a Major Part of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Kelly Marie Tran in “The Last Jedi”: Disney/Lucasfilm

Kelly Marie Tran has joined the Resistance. The actress-comedian “has the biggest new part” — the character Rose — in the highly-anticipated “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Variety reports.

The news originally broke at “The Last Jedi” panel at the “Star Wars” Celebration, a recent fan gathering in Orlando, Florida. Rose is “part of the Resistance, and she works in maintenance,” Tran said of her character.

“Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson stressed that, in “Star Wars” tradition, Rose is an average person who proves herself under extraordinary circumstances. “This possibility that any of us could step up and become a hero, that’s where Rose comes from,” Johnson observed. “She’s not a soldier, she’s not looking to be a hero. But she gets pulled into a very big adventure with Finn [John Boyega].”

“She’s pretty rad,” he concluded.

That’s about all we — or anyone outside “The Last Jedi’s” cast and crew — know about Rose. Even longtime “Star Wars” fan Tran was forced to hid her role from her family. “They didn’t know for four months,” she revealed at the panel. “I told them I was doing an indie movie in Canada. At one point, I actually got some maple syrup so I could bring it back to them so they actually thought I was in Canada.”

Tran is best known for her digital shorts. Her biggest hit is the web series “Ladies Like Us,” a surreal take on an all-girl improv troupe. Among Tran’s other credits are CollegeHumor Originals, “Adam Ruins Everything,” and “Xoxo.”

“The Last Jedi” hits theaters December 15 and will continue telling Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) story. The official synopsis reads: “Having taken her first steps into a larger world in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ Rey continues her epic journey with Finn (Boyega), Poe (Oscar Isaac), and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in the next chapter of the saga.”

This is the third consecutive “Star Wars” pic with a female lead. “The Force Awakens” opened in December 2015 and grossed more than $2 billion worldwide. Last year’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” starred Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso. The standalone film raked in more than $1 billion globally.

Kelly Marie Tran’s Character Will Be a Major Part of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Star Wars 8 First Look at Kelly Marie Tran as Rose

Star Wars 8 First Look at Kelly Marie Tran as Rose
When it was announced that there would be a Last Jedi panel at Star Wars Celebration this year, the only confirmed panelists at the time were director Rian Johnson and producer/LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy. Naturally, most fans knew there would be many more surprise guests who would be showing up during this hour-long panel, with Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Daisy Ridley (Rey) and John Boyega (Finn) also stopping by. While many fans were expecting those beloved actors to show up, fans were also introduced to one of the newcomers to the Star Wars universe, with actress Kelly Marie Tran making her Star Wars Celebration debut, unveiling the first look at her character, Rose.

One of the countless rumors to surfaced before, during and after production on Star Wars: The Last Jedi revealed that Kelly Marie Tran plays a character named Rose, who was said to be accompanying Finn on
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Newswire: The Last Jedi’s new star will be part of the Resistance

The biggest reveal at the Star Wars Celebration panel for The Last Jedi was, naturally, the new trailer. But director Rian Johnson also introduced a character who has what he said was the “the biggest new part in the movie.” Her name is Rose and she’s played by Kelly Marie Tran, who took the stage. Rose, the two explained, is a maintenance worker in the Resistance. According to Johnson, her storyline will align with that of Finn (John Boyega). “She’s not a soldier, she‘s not looking to be a hero,” he said. “And she gets pulled in a very big way into an adventure in this movie with Finn.“

Tran has a background in comedy, having appeared in CollegeHumor Originals and even an episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! During the event today, she explained that she told her family she was making an indie movie in Canada
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8 Funny First-Time Emmy Nominees

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesAziz Ansari, “Master of None” Twitter: @azizansari Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina Representation: William Morris EndeavorHe’s been rocking standup stages for years, but no one knew what to expect of Ansari’s solo dive into television. We knew he could act funny thanks to his work on “Parks and Recreation,” and we knew he could write funny considering his comedy specials, his book “Modern Romance,” and his numerous New York Times op-eds. But if you boil it all down, does it work for a series? Apparently it does, and we have 10 episodes of the whip-smart “Master of None” to prove it. Ansari is nominated three times—for lead actor in a comedy, writing, and directing—making him a first-time nominee three times over! Thomas Middleditch, “Silicon Valley” Twitter: @middleditch Hometown: Nelson, british columbia Representation: William Morris EndeavorWhile he already had a voiceover career going,
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‘Dirty 30’ Starring Mamrie Hart, Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart Gets Release Dates (Video)

‘Dirty 30’ Starring Mamrie Hart, Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart Gets Release Dates (Video)
The crew from “Camp Takota” — YouTube stars Mamrie Hart, Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart — are back in feature-length comedy “Dirty 30” from Lionsgate, slated to hit theaters, HD digital outlets and DVD in September.

The announcement was timed for 2016 VidCon in Anaheim, Calif., where the film’s three stars are slated to appear on a panel and preview the trailer. Mamrie Hart, Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart toplined 2014 digital hit, “Camp Takota,” which touched off a wave of digital-influencer-led films and a growing number of TV shows. “Dirty 30” is produced by Michael Fine, who also was behind “Takota.”

Lionsgate will release “Dirty 30” in a limited number of theaters on Sept. 23, 2016, when it will also be available on digital services including Apple’s iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, FandangoNow, CinemaNow and Vudu. It will also be available on DVD exclusively at Target starting Sept. 27. Lionsgate didn’t say how many theaters it will run in.
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Blue Iguana Lands Ben Schwartz

Ben Schwartz is prolific. Best known for his work as an actor, in projects such as House Of Lies, BoJack Horseman, Parks And Recreation, and Turbo, he is also a writer (Robot Chicken, The Oscars), a producer (Funny Or Die Presents…, Bronx World Travellers), and director (CollegeHumor Originals). He is also the proud owner of a Primetime Emmy Award for writing music and lyrics for the 81st Annual Academy Awards. But now, he has really hit the big time, because he’s about to star in Blue Iguana with Sam Rockwell.

Soon to be written, directed and produced by Hadi Hajaig (Cleanskin), Blue Iguana is characterized as a dark comedy thriller that’s also a love story. Plot details remain scarce, but the synopsis, as outlined on IMDb, gives some indication of what to expect.

“He’s a low level criminal with no future and just out of prison. She’s a low level lawyer never noticed by others – a lost soul without a life. Their anger and hostility makes them serious criminals. Love happens in the strangest of places.”

Blue Iguana happens in London shortly, and has Sam Rockwell locked in for the lead role – the “low level criminal with no future.” The nature of the role now associated with Ben Schwartz is not currently known, but it is probably a safe bet that he will be playing something akin to “Best Friend No 1.”

If his friendship is with Sam Rockwell, this promises some excellent comedy, as the respective style of the two actors certainly would seem to complement each other – Rockwell with his laid back, mildly irritated delivery, and Ben Schwartz with his trademark self-assured swagger.

The big question is, who will play the “low level lawyer never noticed by others?” This is the key role at this point, as the actress concerned will need to go toe-to-toe with the comedic skill of both Rockwell and Schwartz. My first choice would be Kathryn Hahn – simply because she would be able to play anger and hostility opposite Sam Rockwell with hilarious conviction. Alternatively, I think it’s about time Charlyne Yi got a shot at a lead role. Her measured delivery and deadpan comedy style would serve this role, and this cast, well. Whichever actress lands the part, we should hear the announcement soon, as cameras are set to roll on Blue Iguana in July.
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'Star Wars 8': John Boyega Calls Kelly Marie Tran the New Lead

'Star Wars 8': John Boyega Calls Kelly Marie Tran the New Lead
Two months ago today, Disney CEO Robert A. Iger revealed that production has started on Star Wars: Episode VIII, which has been set for release on December 15, 2017. Just a few days later, the full cast was announced, including new cast members Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee&#160Laura Dern, and talented newcomer Kelly Marie Tran. Over the weekend, John Boyega was on hand to introduce the Star Wars: The Force Awakens behind-the-scenes documentary Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey at a special U.K. screening, where he teased that the "lead" of Star Wars: Episode VIII is none other than Kelly Marie Tran.

Unfortunately, we don't know who exactly she's playing, but it seems her character is much more important than we originally believed. LucasFilm and Disney haven't divulged any plot details thus far, so it's difficult to try and figure out who Kelly Marie Tran is playing,
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Superior Donuts: Jermaine Fowler to Star in CBS Sitcom Pilot

Jermaine Fowler is set to star and co-executive produce the Superior Donuts TV series pilot at CBS. Written and executive produced by The Odd Couple's Bob Daily and the cancelled Community's Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan, the comedy is based on the Tracy Letts play of the same name. James Burrows will direct the multi-cam project.

Fowler has been cast as Franco, a donut shop employee. You may recognize this actor, producer, and writer from Friends of the People and CollegeHumor Originals.

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Comedy Central’s Echo Kellum Pilot ‘Overanalyzers’ Adds Cast, Sets Director

John Gemberling (Broad City), Jessy Hodges (Hindsight), Milana Vayntrub (CollegeHumor Originals) and Justin Chon (Sin City Saints) are set to co-star opposite Echo Kellum in Comedy Central pilot Overanalyzers. Bryan Poyser has been tapped to direct. Created by Brian Schacter, Overanalyzers follows the misadventures of a diverse group of friends (Gemberling, Kellum, Hodges, Vayntrub and Chon) in their mid-twenties as they navigate the fast-moving technological and cultural…
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TruTV Orders ‘Adam Ruins Everything’ Pilot Based Off CollegeHumor Series

TruTV seems to like pulling TV show ideas from popular web series. The cable channel has just ordered a pilot for Adam Ruins Everything (working title) from production studio Big Breakfast.

The new show stars comedian Adam Conover, who takes an honest yet comical look at topics most people take for granted. Backing his reporting with science and historical facts, the host will seek to reveal the truth about common misconceptions while he also entertains and informs audiences. A release for the show calls Conover “like that friend who knows a little bit too much about everything and is going to tell you about it whether you like it or not.”

TruTV’s Adam Ruins Everything was inspired by the titular web series initially created by Big Breakfast for CollegeHumor Originals. The first episode, “Why Engagement Rings Are a Scam,” has garnered over 5.6 million views on YouTube. Overall, the entire
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CollegeHumor Claims Its New Channel Is Weirder Than Its Predecessor

Is it even possible to get crazier than CollegeHumor’s YouTube channel? Apparently, the company thinks so, as it just announced the launch of its weirder new channel, CH2. Aimed at creating experimental sketches, CH2 will do everything CollegeHumor’s main channel does but with a more alternative flair. According to a release, part of CollegeHumor’s reason for launching CH2 is to encourage the development of and give a home to “quirky passion projects” from both familiar and new names in comedy. This angle is already reflected in some of the first videos to be uploaded, like Elaine Carroll’s “Big Boned Cheerleaders” about the intimate connection between those sturdier cheerleaders who always end up as the base of the pyramid formations. "Some of the most popular series and characters throughout CollegeHumor's history have originated from taking risks and trying new things," says Sam Reich, founder of CollegeHumor and President of Big Breakfast,
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Jere Burns & Andrée Vermeulen Join Pilot ‘Tribeca’, Edwin Hodge In ‘Clementine’

Jere Burns (Justified) in in final negotiations and Andrée Vermeulen (CollegeHumor Originals) is set to co-star opposite Rashida Jones in TBS‘ single-camera comedy pilot Tribeca, directed by Steve Carell. Co-written by Carell and his wife, Nancy Carell, Tribeca is a satirical look at a police procedural anchored by Angie Tribeca (Jones), an outspoken 10-year veteran of the Lapd’s elite Rhcu (Really Heinous Crimes Unit). The project explores an eccentric but brilliant group of people who investigate crime, reveal way too much personal information, and refuse to rest until justice has been served…sort of.Burns plays Chet Atkins, a no-nonsense Police Lieutenant and Tribeca’s boss. Vermeulen, repped by ICM Partners, Seven Summits and Ginsburg Daniels, plays Dr. Monica Scholls, the bespectacled, brainy and quirky medical examiner. Burns, repped by Innovative Artists and Trademark Talent, will continue his regular role as Wynn Duffy on Justified for the FX’s drama upcoming final season.
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Electus Forms Electus Digital With Iac Sibling CollegeHumor

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Multimedia studio Electus is teaming with fellow Iac property CollegeHumor Media to form Electus Digital. Drew Buckley, Electus’ COO, will oversee the new division, which will encompass website properties CollegeHumor.com, Dorkly.com and WatchLOUD.com; YouTube channels WatchLOUD, Nuevon and Hungry; and production companies dumbdumb and Big Breakfast. The latter is a newly formed full-service production company from CollegeHumor Originals. It will focus on the development of feature-length films, TV programming and new-media projects for Electus Digital and CollegeHumor.com, and it will create original content including via a development deal with TBS that is bringing the CollegeHumor series Jake And Amir to TV. It will be run by CollegeHumor president of original content Sam Reich. “This configuration represents a combination of the best of creative execution and distribution on the digital landscape,” Buckley said today in a release announcing Electus Digital’s formation. “As one team, we are
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Someone Marry Barry Gets Theatrical/VOD February 13 Release Date – Stars Tyler Labine

Josephson Entertainment, Madrose Productions, and Straight Up Films announced today that digital entertainment curator FilmBuff will release the hilarious and irreverent romantic comedy Someone Marry Barry in theaters and on VOD on February 13, 2014.

Written, directed and produced by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Rob Pearlstein (“Our Time Is Up”) the film stars Tyler Labine (Tucker and Dale vs Evil), Damon Wayans Jr. (The Other Guys, “Happy Endings”), Lucy Punch (Bad Teacher), Hayes MacArthur (Bachelorette, She’s Out of My League), Thomas Middleditch (The Campaign, “CollegeHumor Originals”), Lauren Miller (For a Good Time, Call…) and Joe LoTruglio (Superbad).

Someone Marry Barry is a raucous comedy following three childhood friends who plot to get rid of their socially inappropriate friend Barry (Labine) by finding him a wife. But when Barry finally meets a woman, she turns out to be even worse than he is, and now the guys have to deal with not one but two “Barrys.
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