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20 Crazy Details Behind The Making Of The Ace Ventura Movies

The Ace Ventura series launched one of the biggest movie stars in the history of the business. Prior to the release of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Jim Carrey was known as that guy from In Living Color. However, based on the strength of his comedic performance in the film, it was a huge hit and his career was instantly thrust into a whole new stratosphere. In fact, that movie was such a big success that it didn’t even take two years for its sequel, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, to be released to theaters.

Considering the first film in this franchise was such a seminal movie in the minds of a whole generation of comedy fans, you’d think people would know a lot about what went on behind the scenes. However, when it comes to Ace Ventura: Pet Detective that simply isn’t the case among most of its fans,
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Kidding Season 2 Confirmed

Tony Sokol Oct 11, 2018

Jim Carrey's Mr. Pickles will continue teaching children how to be nice to each other as Showtime has confirmed Kidding season 2.

Please don't use a bad word when you can use a good word, a generation of children were taught on the children's show Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time. Premiere cable network Showtime can use any words it wants, and it just mouthed it renewed the Jim Carrey-starring comedy series Kidding for season 2. The series, which debuted on September 9, is set to wrap up its first season on November 11. Kidding season 2 will consist of ten episodes.

Carrey stars as fictional children's entertainer Jeff Piccirillo, a children's show host highly influenced by the imaginative world of Mister Rogers, whose family life is falling apart after the death of his son. The iconic Mr. Pickles teaches kindness to impressionable youth. His show, like Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, airs on PBS.
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Kidding: Season One Ratings

Jim Carrey hasn't had a regular TV gig since In Living Color. Now, he's making his small screen return on Showtime, in his new Kidding TV show. With Carrey's vast talent and marquee name, will a large enough audience flock to his new TV series to justify future installments? Will Kidding be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. **Status update below.

A Showtime comedy-drama, Kidding stars Carrey, Catherine Keener, Judy Greer, Frank Langella, Cole Allen, Juliet Morris, Bernard White, Juliocesar Chavez, Julitta Scheel, Coda Boesel, Mary Faber, Dan Garza, and Ginger Gonzaga. The story centers on Jeff Piccirillo (Carrey) aka Mr. Pickles, the beloved host of the children's television show, Mr. Pickles' Puppet Hour. As his family starts to break down, Jeff finds no solace in the stories and puppets he has always used to help him navigate stormy seas. Soon,
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Chris Spencer to Develop Fox Multi-Cam Comedy With LeBron James Producing

  • Variety
Chris Spencer to Develop Fox Multi-Cam Comedy With LeBron James Producing
Comedian Chris Spencer is developing a multi-camera comedy at Fox that boasts LeBron James among its executive producers, Variety has learned.

The series is currently titled “I Just Do” and is inspired by Spencer’s comedy. It’s about an African-American family therapist and his loving and expressive Latina wife living beyond their means in an upper-middleclass neighborhood, where they are raising twin teenagers with the “help” of their intrusive parents.

Fox has given the project a script commitment with a penalty attached. Spencer will star in the series in addition to serving as a writer and co-executive producer. John Beck and Ron Hart will also write in addition to executive producing. James and Maverick Carter will executive produce via their SpringHill Entertainment banner. J.P. Williams will also serve as a co-executive producer. Warner Bros. Television and SpringHill will produce.

In addition to his stand up, Spencer has appeared as
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Jim Carrey’s ‘Kidding’ Renewed for Season 2 at Showtime

  • The Wrap
Showtime has renewed Jim Carrey’s comedy, “Kidding” for a second season.

Kidding” was created and executive produced by Dave Holstein, who wrote multiple episodes and serves as showrunner.

The series follows Carrey as Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, a beloved children’s entertainer who sees his own life upended as his personal relationships begin to implode. The series, which also stars Catherine Keener, Judy Greer and Frank Langella, reunites Carrey with Michel Gondry, who directed Carrey in 2004’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”

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“‘Kidding’ has established itself as one of the most endearing and inventive shows on television,” said Showtime programming president Gary Levine. “I feel like I have been watching Mr. Pickles my whole life, and I look forward to being entranced by his unique blend of hilarity and heartbreak in season two.”

Gondry is
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Jim Carrey’s ‘Kidding’ Coming Back For Second Season On Showtime

  • Deadline
It’s no joke and not much of a surprise, but Kidding is bringing its dark and puppeted humor for a second season on Showtime.

“Kidding has established itself as one of the most endearing and inventive shows on television,” declared the premium cabler’s President of Programming, Gary Levine today of the Jim Carrey and Catherine Keener led series about a children’s show host going through an emotional trauma. “I feel like I have been watching Mr. Pickles my whole life, and I look forward to being entranced by his unique blend of hilarity and heartbreak in Season 2.”

Executive produced by Carrey’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry and co-starring Frank Langella, Judy Greer, Cole Allen, Justin Kirk, and Juliet Morris, the Dave Holstein created series is set to wrap up its first season on November 11. This 2019 scheduled 10-epsiode renewal comes as Carrey’s
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Wamg Giveaway – Win Arizona on DVD – Stars Danny McBride

Rlje Films (Nasdaq: Rlje) will release the action/comedy Arizona on DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo on October 16, 2018. From Imperative Entertainment and the producers of “Eastbound & Down” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Arizona was the directorial debut of Jonathan Watson (“Vice Principals,” “Eastbound & Down”), from a script by Luke Del Tredici (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “30 Rock”). The film stars Danny McBride (Pineapple Express, “Vice Principals”), Rosemarie DeWitt (La La Land, Rachel Getting Married), Luke Wilson (Old School, The Royal Tenenbaums), Elizabeth Gillies (“Dynasty,” “Victorious”), Kaitlin Olson (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” Finding Dory) and David Alan Grier (“In Living Color,” “The Carmichael Show”). Rlje Films will release Arizona on DVD for an Srp of $29.96, Blu-ray for an Srp of $29.97 and Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo for an Srp of $35.97.

Now you can own Arizona on DVD. We Are Movie Geeks has 2 copies to give away. All
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Jim Carrey’s Unsuccessful ‘SNL’ Audition Was Even Weirder Than You’d Expect

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Jim Carrey’s Unsuccessful ‘SNL’ Audition Was Even Weirder Than You’d Expect
Jim Carrey got his start on “In Living Color,” but it wasn’t the first sketch-comedy show he auditioned for. The actor, painter, and increasingly outspoken Trump Administration critic appeared at the New Yorker Festival to discuss his new Showtime series “Kidding” last night and, according to Vulture, recalled the bad omen that preceded his unsuccessful “Saturday Night Live” tryout.

“I got out of the car in the parking lot, and there was a person trying to work up the guts to commit suicide on the building on NBC in Burbank, and I walked into the building not knowing whether he did it,” he said.

“All the new crews were gathering around the building. I went, That’s not probably a good sign,” Carrey added. He wasn’t wrong, as he ultimately wasn’t cast on the show — though he did eventually get his big break years later.

“I wasn
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Julie Chen Hints She Wants Carrie Ann Inaba To Replace Her On 'The Talk' — And We're Into It!

Following Julie Chen's heartbreaking announcement that she is officially leaving The Talk, fans couldn't help but wonder who's going to replace the stunning TV personality on the daytime talk show. Luckily for us, during her farewell speech, the 48-year-old hinted to viewers who she'd like to take her spot — and that person is Carrie Ann Inaba! "Carrie Ann, I don’t know — but in my opinion, you look awful good sitting in that chair, my Asian sister," Julie said in the clip. It was an emotional day at @TheTalkCBS It was an honor to be included today. Sending out so much love❤️✨Jumpsuit @halston Shoes @CesareCasadei Jewelry @MMjewelry, @BaubleBar, Wetherly Group / Margo Siegel PR pic.twitter.com/ZTRn3ehmF5— Carrie Ann Inaba (@carrieanninaba) September 18, 2018 On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Carrie Anna actually filled in for Julie on the show as a guest co-host. After the episode, she tweeted thanking them for the opportunity.
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Jim Carrey Engineered Two ‘In Living Color’ Reunions On His New Showtime Series ‘Kidding’

  • Indiewire
You can do what you wanna do, in living Carrey. The first two episodes of Showtime’s new series “Kidding” have also served as a bit of an unexpected “In Living Color” reunion for star Jim Carrey. Among the guests in those episodes: Kelly Coffield Park and T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, both of whom starred alongside Carrey in the iconic early 1990s Fox sketch comedy series.

In “Kidding,” Carrey plays Jeff Piccirillo, who has played PBS kids TV host “Jeff Pickles” for 30 years — but is now struggling to cope with the death of his son and the end of his marriage. In the show’s first two episodes, Coffield Park played Joanne, a Realtor who’s selling the house next door to Jeff’s estranged wife and son. And after Jeff, in an impulse, shaves part of his head, Keymáh appears in Episode 2 as Amika, a hair stylist who fixes his look.
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Jim Carrey Says an In Living Color Revival Series Needs To Happen

I loved watching In Living Color when I was growing up. That show constantly had me laughing my ass off. It's hard to believe that it's been 26 years since the series went off the air. I'd be lying if I said that I didn't miss it. It was one of my favorite comedy sketch shows.

Well, it turns out that In Living Color alum Jim Carrey would love to see the series come back. He says that a revival needs to happen and explains why telling Et in a recent interview:

"That show really needs to happen! That show needs to exist. Especially now, man. There's so much to eat up and spit out so I'd love to see it reconstitute itself in another form."

Carrey got his big break in the original comedy sketch series in the 90s and he ended up leaving to pursue his film career after
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Showtime's Kidding Premiere: Grade It!

Showtime's Kidding Premiere: Grade It!
Showtime’s melancholy Kidding, which debuted Sunday, marks Jim Carrey’s first series-regular gig since his stint on Fox’s In Living Color — but is it any good?

Kidding is not so much a comedy, but rather a half-hour exploration of grief, as (mostly) told through the eyes of a beloved children’s TV personality, Jeff Pickles, who is modeled after the iconic Fred Rogers. The parallels between the two men are not exactly subtle: Mr. Pickles is a fixture on PBS who is entering his third decade on-air. At one point, we see footage of Mr. Pickles testifying before the Senate,
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Brittney Cade Pritchard And Mike Dirnt Honored at 5th Annual Tower Cancer Research Foundation Cancer Free Generation Celebrity Poker Tournament

Brittney Cade Pritchard, breast cancer survivor and her husband, Mike Dirnt of the legendary band Green Day will be honored for their courageous example as a couple sharing their personal cancer journey in order to help others at Tower Cancer Research Foundation's (Tower) 5th Annual Ante Up for a Cancer Free Generation Celebrity Poker Tournament and Casino Night on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

The tournament will take place at the Sofitel Hotel, Riviera 31, 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Dozens of stars from TV, sports, music and film will also join in to bet big to support talented young cancer researchers and change the future of cancer. Red carpet arrivals begin at 6:00 Pm Pst.

In May 2014, Mike Dirnt took to Facebook to publicly announce that his wife, Brittney Cade Pritchard, was being treated for breast cancer. Brittney and Mike went on to document their cancer journey, which included chemotherapy and nine surgeries,
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Jim Carrey Is Both Heartbreaking and Hilarious in His New Showtime Series, Kidding

  • Popsugar
Showtime's newest series may invoke memories of the iconic Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, but it's definitely not for children. Kidding stars Jim Carrey - in his first series regular role since In Living Color over two decades ago - as Jeff Piccirillo aka "Mr. Pickles," a children's television host. Jeff has performed on Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time for 30 years, and has become the face of a multimillion-dollar branding empire. Similar to Fred Rogers, Mr. Pickles is "a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America's impressionable young minds," who uses stories and puppets to teach children humility and decency in a cruel world.

The drama series, set to premiere on Sept. 9, follows Jeff as he attempts to navigate his work and deal with the imminent implosion of his family. After the death of one of his twin sons, his inability to cope with the aftermath causes friction with his estranged
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‘Kidding’ Review: Jim Carrey Shines Darkly in Showtime’s Series as a Broken Mr. Rogers

The magic trick that sets Kidding apart is that it's about a character who is quite clearly breaking, but never actually breaks. In his first series regular role since In Living Color, Jim Carrey plays Jeff Piccirillo, better known as the ever-smiling man-elf host of Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time. Jeff has become so lovingly ingrained in the hearts and minds of the world as his children's show alter-ego that strangers call him Mr. Pickles on the street. He doles out fatherly advice to children long after the cameras stop rolling. When he pulls out a …
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Jim Carrey Is Both Heartbreaking and Hilarious in His New Showtime Series, Kidding

  • BuzzSugar
Showtime's newest series may invoke memories of the iconic Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, but it's definitely not for children. Kidding stars Jim Carrey - in his first series regular role since In Living Color over two decades ago - as Jeff Piccirillo aka "Mr. Pickles," a children's television host. Jeff has performed on Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time for 30 years, and has become the face of a multimillion-dollar branding empire. Similar to Fred Rogers, Mr. Pickles is "a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America's impressionable young minds," who uses stories and puppets to teach children humility and decency in a cruel world.

The drama series, set to premiere on Sept. 9, follows Jeff as he attempts to navigate his work and deal with the imminent implosion of his family. After the death of one of his twin sons, his inability to cope with the aftermath causes friction with his estranged
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‘Kidding’ Review: Jim Carrey Is All Heart in Showtime Tragicomedy

‘Kidding’ Review: Jim Carrey Is All Heart in Showtime Tragicomedy
In the world of sad clowns, there are the ones who hide how much they’re crying on the inside, because they want to give the people what they want. And then there are the ones who let their inner darkness out as early and often as possible.

Jim Carrey belongs to the latter group. He rose to TV fame playing comic grotesques like burn victim Fire Marshal Bill and steroid abuser Vera de Miloon on In Living Color, then became a movie sensation with the 1994 trifecta of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,
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Austin Film Festival Taps Larry Wilmore for TV Writing Award

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Austin Film Festival Taps Larry Wilmore for TV Writing Award
The Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference has selected Larry Wilmore as the recipient of its 2018 Outstanding Television Writer Award.

The award will be at the 25th Annual Austin Film Festival, which runs from Oct. 25 to Nov. 1. The awards lunch takes place on Oct. 27.

Wilmore has been a television producer, actor, comedian, and writer for more than 25 years. He broke into show business in 1991 as a writer for “In Living Color,” followed by “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “The Pj’s” (which he co-created with star Eddie Murphy), and “The Office”.

In 2001, Wilmore created “The Bernie Mac Show,” which ran for five seasons on Fox and earned him an Emmy Award in 2002 for outstanding writing for a comedy series as well as a 2001 Peabody Award. Recently, Wilmore helped launch ABC’s “Black-ish” as an executive producer. He also serves as the co-creator and consulting producer on HBO’s “Insecure,” which he developed with star Issa Rae.
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Larry Wilmore to Be Honored at Austin Film Festival (Exclusive)

Larry Wilmore to Be Honored at Austin Film Festival (Exclusive)
Larry Wilmore is set to receive the Outstanding Television Writer Award at the Austin Film Festival this fall, the fest announced Tuesday.

The Emmy winner has written for the likes of In Living Color, The PJs (which he co-created with star Eddie Murphy), The Office (in which he also played Mr. Brown, the diversity consultant) and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. In 2001, Wilmore created The Bernie Mac Show, which ran for five seasons on Fox and earned him an Emmy Award in 2002 for best writing for a comedy series, as well as a 2001 Peabody Award.

As a producer, Wilmore has executive ...
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Jennifer Lopez VMAs performance: Watch her Video Vanguard medley of ‘Jenny from the Block,’ ‘Waiting for Tonight’ and more

Jennifer Lopez VMAs performance: Watch her Video Vanguard medley of ‘Jenny from the Block,’ ‘Waiting for Tonight’ and more
Jennifer Lopez was the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards recipient of the Video Vanguard Award and she celebrated that victory with an epic 10-minute medley of some of her biggest hits: “Waiting for Tonight,” “On the Floor,” “Dance Again,” “Ain’t Your Mama,” “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” “Get Right,” “All I Have,” “Jenny from the Block,” “I’m Real (Murder Remix),” “Ain’t It Funny (Murder Remix)” and her latest single “Dinero,” for which she also won Best Collaboration with Cardi B and DJ Khaled. Watch her performance above, and check out the complete list of Vma winners here.

Lopez started her career as a dancer, appearing as a Fly Girl on the sketch comedy series “In Living Color”. She transitioned to acting in the mid-1990s, earning a Golden Globe nomination for her breakthrough role as the title slain singer in “Selena” (1997) and co-starring with George Clooney in
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