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Someone Compiled Michael Scott's Best Impressions on The Office - and by Best, I Mean Worst

Someone Compiled Michael Scott's Best Impressions on The Office - and by Best, I Mean Worst
Sure, Jim Halpert's pranks on Dwight Schrute are entertaining and all, but my favorite part of rewatching The Office? Witnessing Michael Scott rattle off his many celebrity impressions, making his fellow Dunder Mifflin employees cringe and fake laugh in confusion. If you also have a penchant for the regional manager's awkward impersonations, you don't have to sit through all nine seasons to relive the best (see: worst) ones, because The Office's YouTube channel has blessed us with a hysterical compilation. The supercut is 10 minutes of pure hilarity, including Michael's take on the following stars and characters. To name a few:

Michael Jackson Donald Trump Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada Arnold Schwarzenegger Rodney Dangerfield Moe Howard from The Three Stooges

Somehow not mentioned in the selection is Michael's most notable impersonation of all: that of being a regional manager at a fully functioning paper company. Hah, only kidding!
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John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Bed Peace was a Cosmic Joke

Tony Sokol Mar 27, 2019

The best jokes work on two levels, and John and Yoko's Bed Peace still works fifty years later.

Fifty years ago this week, Beatle John Lennon invited the press to come to bed with him and his new bride, the avant garde artist Yoko Ono. Expecting to witness "the century's most uncensored love-in," media representatives were surprised to find they merely contracted "hair peace." No, the musician who popularized the forward comb of Moe Howard of the Three Stooges wasn't giving away Beatle wigs. He and his wife skipped their honeymoon to become the world's clowns for peace. Lennon, a sometime satirist and consummate wit, knew he'd been accused of armchair liberalism and went a step further. Leave the sit-in protests to students, he and Ono staged a "bed-in."

The newlyweds would actually stage two such happenings to promote world peace during the Vietnam War, the first
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Plaintiff In $100M Lawsuit Against Brad Grey & Brian Graden Wants Case Dismissed – Update

  • Deadline
2Nd Update, 2:20 Pm: The man who sued ex-MTV exec Brian Graden and the late Brad Grey for $100 million in May alleging sexual assault has asked the court to ax the lawsuit. Rovier Carrington petitioned a federal court last week to drop the suit, but Judge Katherine Polk Failla instead ruled Tuesday that the plaintiff must file an official motion to dismiss the case. Read details about the lawsuit below.

Updated 4:06 Pm with statement from Brian Graden’s attorney: “We take allegations of this sort seriously, and are reviewing the complaint,” Viacom spokesperson Jeremy Zweig said today in response to a $100 million lawsuit alleging sexual assault and corporate blacklisting by former Paramount boss Brad Grey and other nefarious actions.

“The instant case, is yet another example of depravity existing throughout an industry now synonymous with sexual deviancy,” the multi-claim complaint from Rovier Carrington filed today in New York Supreme Court claims.
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The Best of The Three Stooges

The Best of The Three Stooges

DVD

Time-Life

1934 – 1959 / 1.33:1 / Over 45 Hours (!)/ Street Date – June 6, 2018

Starring Moe Howard, Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita

Cinematography by Benjamin Kline, Gert Andersen, Ray Cory

Directed by Jules White

Garden variety slapstick has always been fraught with physical peril but The Three Stooges took the concept to medieval levels, their persona defined by equal parts vaudeville and the Spanish Inquisition.

With clothes seemingly hijacked from clotheslines and manners borrowed from feral raccoons, the scrappy trio were nothing if not street survivors – always on the dole or making do with hardscrabble day jobs. Their raw brand of comedy, all simmering anger and violent outbursts, was the embodiment of depression-era resentment.

Ticket buyers loved them, so much so that Columbia president Harry Cohn used them as a bargaining chip when striking deals with hungry theater owners – if exhibitors wanted The Three Stooges, they were stuck with Blondie Plays Cupid.
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"The Three Little Stooges"

  • SneakPeek
C3 Entertainment, rights holders to "The Three Stooges" slapstick comedy brand, will produce the feature "The Three Little Stooges", starring young teens as the original 'Curly Howard', 'Larry Fine' and 'Moe Howard':

After a nation-wide casting call, Luke Clark has been cast as 'Little Curly', Liam Dow as 'Little Larry' and Gordy Destjour as 'Little Moe'. 

Screenplay for the live-action feature is written by Harris Goldberg ("Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo") and Sean McNamara ("Even Stevens").

"Keeping 'The Three Stooges' legacy alive for new generations is vital for the franchise," said C3 Entertainment. 

"We are excited to bring 'The Three Little Stooges' to life to entertain kids, families and our global fan base..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Three Stooges"...

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Film Review: The 1986 Tonya Harding Documentary ‘Sharp Edges’

  • Variety
Film Review: The 1986 Tonya Harding Documentary ‘Sharp Edges’
Sharp Edges” (as in blades) is the perfect title for a documentary about Tonya Harding. But who would have had the prescience to think of that title a decade before her infamy? Last year, when “I, Tonya” came out, there were those (like me) who flipped for it, and those who didn’t. The appearance this week of “Sharp Edges,” a documentary about Harding made in 1986, eight years before the incident that made her famous, isn’t likely to change minds in either camp. Yet as an “I, Tonya” believer, I watched this fascinating found object of a movie, directed by Sandra Luckow as her senior-thesis project at Yale, eager to see if it supported or undercut the vision of Tonya Harding and her demons put forth by Craig Gillespie’s audacious awards-bait docudrama. What it reveals, to me, is how close to the truth of Harding’s life “I,
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Designing Woman

MGM wasn’t the most current studio in 1957, as can be seen by this throwback to another era, a semi-screwball romantic comedy with big stars and directed in high style by Vincente Minnelli. Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall party like it’s 1939, and with the musical-comedy help of the irrepressible Dolores Gray, almost pull it off.

Designing Woman

Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection

1957 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 117 min. / Street Date June 19, 2018 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Gray, Sam Levene, Tom Helmore, Mickey Shaughnessy, Jesse White, Chuck Connors, Alvy Moore.

Cinematography: John Alton

Film Editor: Adrienne Fazan

Art Direction: E. Preston Ames, William A. Horning

Original Music: André Previn

Written by George Wells

Produced by Dore Schary, George Wells

Directed by Vincente Minnelli

1957 was definitely the end of an era at MGM. With next to nobody on the payroll, it could no longer claim to possess All the Stars in Heaven.
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"The Three Little Stooges"

C3 Entertainment, rights holders to the "Three Stooges" slapstick comedy brand, will produce the feature "The Three Little Stooges", starring young teens as the original 'Curly Howard', 'Larry Fine' and 'Moe Howard':

After a nation-wide casting call, Luke Clark has been cast as 'Little Curly', Liam Dow as 'Little Larry' and Gordy Destjour as 'Little Moe'. 

Screenplay for the live-action feature is written by Harris Goldberg ("Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo") and Sean McNamara ("Even Stevens").

"Keeping 'The Three Stooges' legacy alive for new generations is vital for the franchise," said C3 Entertainment. 

"We are excited to bring 'The Three Little Stooges' to life to entertain kids, families and our global fan base..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek the "Three Stooges"...
See full article at SneakPeek »

$100 Million Lawsuit Accuses Late Paramount CEO Brad Grey of Rape, MTV’s Brian Graden of Aggravated Sexual Abuse

Update: Viacom has released an official statement to IndieWire about the lawsuit against the company: “We take allegations of this sort seriously, and are reviewing the complaint.”

Earlier: Rovier Carrington, who says he is the great-grandson of “Three Stooges” star Moe Howard, has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Viacom, late Paramount Pictures CEO Brad Grey, and former MTV executive Brian Graden. The court documents accuse Grey of raping Carrington, and claim Graden engaged in aggravated sexual abuse, stole Carrington’s idea for a gay reality dating show, and destroyed his career. Carrington seeks $50 million in actual and compensatory damages, and another $50 million in exemplary and punitive damages.

According to the lawsuit, Grey was driving Carrington home from a business dinner and said he would kill Carrington’s potential entertainment career if he did not have sex with him. He allegedly pulled Carrington’s pants down and performed oral sex on him.
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Brad Grey, Brian Graden Accused of Rape, Sexual Exploitation in $100 Million Lawsuit

Brad Grey, Brian Graden Accused of Rape, Sexual Exploitation in $100 Million Lawsuit
A man who says he’s the great-grandson of Moe Howard, of the legendary “Three Stooges” vaudeville comedy team, filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing the late Paramount chief Brad Grey of having raped him. In the suit, obtained by TheWrap, Rovier Carrington also accuses Brian Graden, a former head of programming at MTV Networks, of sexual misconduct.

Carrington said in the legal filing that he was also tricked by Viacom into signing a non-disclosure agreement over his misconduct claims. He is demanding $100 million in damages. The lawsuit was filed in New York Supreme Court.

The lawsuit also contends that Graden stole his idea for a gay reality dating show after the two engaged in a two year relationship.

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In his lawsuit, Carrington said that he was sexually assaulted by Brad Grey, the late CEO and chairman of Paramount Pictures.

According to Carrington, Grey invited him to a dinner. Grey then drove Carrington home and parked his car. It was then, according to the lawsuit, Grey “began kissing Carrington all over his face, neck and mouth.”

When Carrington rebuffed his advances, Grey became violent, the lawsuit said, as he slammed Carrington’s face into the window.

“The abruptness of Grey’s personality from dinner until that moment completely took [Carrington] off-guard and he did not know how to react,” states the complaint. “Grey indicated to Carrington, that if he did not have sex with him, he would destroy any chance [he] had of building a career in the entertainment industry.”

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Carrington claims that Grey then pulled his pants down and performed oral sex on him, and eventually anally raped him.

“Carrington as expected, was conflated; crying, scared and did not want to go through with having sex,” the complaint went on to say. “Grey demanded Carrington drink alcohol to make it easier, at which point he proceeded to pour the spirit down Carrington’s throat, ripped off his clothes, and proceeded to anally rape him, without a condom.”

Following the encounter, Carrington claims he was asked by Viacom’s human resource department to sign a non-disclosure agreement. To sweeten the deal, the documents say, he was promised an envelope filled with money. Carrington said that after he declined the offer, he was blacklisted by Viacom.

A rep for Viacom told TheWrap in a statement: “We take allegations of this sort seriously, and are reviewing the complaint.”

Grey, a former Hollywood talent manager was the head of Paramount from 2005 to 2017. He died of cancer shortly after leaving his job at age 59.

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Carrington said during that time he came into contact with Brian Graden through a gay dating site. Graden, best known for helping Matt Stone and Trey Parker develop the hit animated series “South Park,” was running MTV at the time and launching the Logo Network for Viacom.

“Graden indicated to Carrington that if he wished to move forward with his reality show, and come off Viacom’s banned list, that he would be required to have sex with Graden, Carrington agreed, as having sex with Graden was now his only option if he wanted to work in the entertainment industry,” the lawsuit states.

Graden’s lawyer, Larry Stein, told TheWrap in a statement: “This sensationalized and meritless lawsuit is particularly egregious as it attacks two respected executives, one of whom is an industry icon whose death prevents him from defending himself, and the other, who has had a long, sterling and unblemished career free of any implication of inappropriate behavior personally or professionally. The complaint, which reads more like fiction than fact, seems to be based more upon Mr. Carrington’s entitled belief that he is ‘Hollywood royalty’ with a ‘pedigree of a star’ because he claims his great grandfather was one of the Three Stooges, than on facts. It is unfortunately too common for wannabes to hold on to their entitlement, but uncommon for such claims to make headlines by use of hyperbole and baseless allegations of rape and conspiratorial extortionist conduct. The complaint ends just as it started, wildly untethered to reality, seeking damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars. We are confident that Mr. Graden will be fully vindicated and Mr. Carrington will be exposed for what and who he truly is.”

Carrington is seeking $50 million in actual and compensatory damages and another $50 million in exemplary and punitive damages.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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Ex-MTV Exec Brian Graden Sued for Alleged Sexual Abuse

  • Variety
A self-described Hollywood “It boy” has sued producer Brian Graden, alleging that the former MTV executive used the lure of a potential reality TV series to extort sex.

Rovier Carrington filed the suit in New York Supreme Court. It accuses Graden, a former head of programming at MTV, of destroying his career and stealing his idea for a gay reality dating show. The suit states that Carrington and Graden had a two-year sexual relationship, during which time Graden promised to help produce various reality shows that Carrington was working on.

Carrington also alleges that he was sexually assaulted by Brad Grey, the late CEO and chairman of Paramount Pictures. He contends that Grey blacklisted him from working at Viacom after Carrington refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Carrington said he initially agreed to have sex with Graden because Graden agreed to help him work at Viacom again.

“Graden indicated to
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Viacom Accused of Covering Up Alleged Brad Grey Rape in $100M Lawsuit

A man who says he's the great-grandson of <em>Three Stooges</em> star Moe Howard has brought a shocking lawsuit that accuses late Paramount chief Brad Grey of raping him. The complaint details extraordinary contact with high-level executives in the entertainment industry, alleges that a nondisclosure agreement was achieved through trickery and demands $100 million in damages. It was filed on Tuesday in New York.

Rovier Carrington says he was wealthy, young and handsome, and grew up among Hollywood's elite. He wanted to work in entertainment like those he socialized with, so in 2010, Carrington alleges he wrote, starred in and ...
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The Three Stooges Collection – Volumes 1 and 2

The Three Stooges Collection –

Volumes 1 and 2

Blu ray

Mill Creek Entertainment

1941-1965 / 1:33, 1:85 / Street Date April 21, 2015

Starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Joe DeRita

Cinematography by Franz Planer, Scotty Welbourne, William P. Whitley

Written by Raphael Hayes, Norman Maurer

Directed by Sidney Salkow, Edward Bernds, Norman Maurer

A frenetic mix of baggy-pants vaudeville and the Spanish Inquisition, the eye-poking exploits of The Three Stooges have appalled faint-hearted sophisticates and overprotective mothers for close to a century.

The team’s lowdown influence still lingers – not in the brutal roughhousing demonstrated by the lads in their most frantic moments but in their low class assault on upper class sensibilities – from the semen-sculpted hair-do of the Farrelly Brothers’s There’s Something About Mary to Johnny Knoxville’s Jackass to the mortifying contagion of diarrhea suffered by Paul Feig’s Bridesmaids, the Stooge abides.

And then there’s the Farrelly’s ode to brainlessness,
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Eight Days a Week: The Beatles' Touring History in 8 Concerts

Eight Days a Week: The Beatles' Touring History in 8 Concerts
For those of us who weren’t lucky enough to attend a Beatles concert in the 1960s, Ron Howard’s Eight Days a Week just might be the next best thing. The 2016 documentary traces the band’s rise from a cramped and dank cellar in Liverpool to record breaking television appearances, jam packed stadiums, and—ultimately—rock immortality. Lovingly assembled through rare and often unseen fan home movie footage, Howard’s film also draws on more familiar material—restored to the highest echelons of HD— and new interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. All told, it’s a joyous
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Jonathan Sothcott interview: producing independent films in the UK

Kirsten Howard Aug 8, 2017

Producer Jonathan Sothcott talks about running an independent film company in the UK, finding the right project and a post-Brexit industry.

Jonathan Sothcott has had a hand in producing a whole lot of independent films here in the UK over the last decade. You may have even seen a fair few of them yourself, especially if you’re a Danny Dyer completest.

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He’s the man behind Hereford Films, the production and financing company he runs with partner Damien Morley. If that name rings a bell, it might well be because Morley owns a modelling agency that takes care of most of the Page 3 girls, and the entrepreneur has even recently launched a bid to buy the Page 3 brand off The Sun himself.
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Entertainment News: Howard Fagenholz, Entertainer at Chicago’s Marigold Bowl, Dies at 88

Chicago – He was all Chicago, from his birth on the West Side to his passing on the North Side, blocks from Wrigley Field and his beloved Chicago Cubs. Howard Fagenholz’s family owned the Marigold Bowl near the corner of Grace and Broadway from 1941 through 2004. He was a lifelong entertainer at the bowling alley, combining his bellicose and sentimental virtues as a bartender and counter worker there, which earned him the nickname “Uncle Howard.” Fagenholz died in his sleep of natural causes on June 30th, 2017. He was 88.

Howard Fagenholz of Marigold Bowl, Chicago

Photo credit: Fagenholz Family

He was born to lawyer Fred Fagenholz and the former Myrtle Arkin in 1928. His mother’s family was close to the George Halas family, so Howard was used to having Chicago Bears football players like Sid Luckman hanging around – he was at old Comiskey Park watching the Bears vs. the Chicago Cardinals when
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Adam West Passes Away

Variety is reporting that Adam West, star of the 60's television show Batman as well as his voice work on shows such as Family Guy, has died at the age of 88. He passed away after a short battle with leukemia.

I first became aware of Adam West when reruns of Batman hit the airwaves soon after the 1989 film. His deadpan take on Bruce Wayne and Batman were quite different to the tone that the modern movies took. The show was intended to make you smile at the camp and silliness you saw on screen. What made it work for me was the seriousness the actors brought to the roles. Adam West got the most laughs as Batman by playing it straight.

Mr. West faced the woes of typecasting that such an iconic role could bring onto an actor. He found work through voice over roles and through personal appearances which kept the money rolling in.
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'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week' Review: The Fab Four on Tour

'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week' Review: The Fab Four on Tour
No, there's nothing particularly revelatory here. But director Ron Howard, who put together the 2013 Jay-z concert pic Made in America, catches the exhilarating kick of Beatlemania as the band toured 15 countries from 1963 to 1966. Everything is here, from the band's hysteria-making American television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show to Lennon's controversial remark that the Beatles "are more popular than Jesus." Paul McCartney provides context: "By the end, it became quite complicated. But at the beginning, things were really simple." True, that.

In fresh interviews, McCartney and Ringo Starr offer comments
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Channing Tatum And Jillian Bell Board Disney’s Gender-Swapped Splash Remake

He’s riffed on countless action movie tropes across Sony’s Jump Street series and will soon rub shoulders with the Men in Black. But for his latest, Channing Tatum is in line to join Jillian Bell for Disney’s long-rumored Splash remake, which will flip the tables by having the mermaid as a man and the human as a woman.

It’s a twist that was already in the cards and today, Deadline has made it official; whereas Tom Hanks and Darryl Hannah headlined Ron Howard’s cult hit as human and mermaid, respectively, Tatum and Jillian Bell are part of Disney’s gender-swapped version, which has already enlisted the support of both Howard and Brian Glazer as producers.

According to Deadline, the overhauled Splash redo hails from Channing Tatum himself, while Marja-Lewis Ryan is the scribe on board to make that ambitious idea a reality. Detractors may claim
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Mike Gold: Muhammad Ali… and Me?

I had a close friend and brother-in-arms named Larry Schlam, an attorney who specialized in juvenile rights. He later became a law professor and a lecturer on that same issue. He had been a doo-wop singer in Brooklyn, but that has no relevance to this topic. As it comes to us all, Larry died last year.

Back in 1971 or 1972, I was with Larry at his office in downtown Chicago. We were working late – to the extent that we were actually working – and I left around 10 Pm. As I walked towards the elevators, I saw one about to close and, like many late-evening neurotics, I was convinced that was the last elevator for the night. I shouted “Please hold the elevator!” and a giant mitt popped out to hold the door open. I trotted into the booth, turned to thank my benefactor, and found myself face-to-face with Muhammad Ali.

I did
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