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Scent of a Woman star James Rebhorn dies, aged 65

Scent of a Woman star James Rebhorn dies, aged 65
James Rebhorn, the hugely popular character actor, has died at the age of 65. He passed away at his home on Friday afternoon (March 21).

Rebhorn is known for starring in Scent of a Woman opposite Al Pacino as Mr Trask and Independence Day as Secretary of Defence Albert Nimziki.

His many other works include The Game as Jim Feingold, The Talented Mr Ripley as shipping magnate Herbert Greenleaf and Meet the Parents as Dr Larry Banks.

Rebhorn featured in numerous television shows as well, including recurring parts in Law & Order, Big Lake, Enlightened and White Collar.

He most recently played Carrie Mathison's father Frank in the Showtime drama Homeland.

The actor also appeared as the prosecutor - District Attorney Hoyt - in Seinfeld's series finale in 1998, and had guest spots on 30 Rock and The Good Wife.
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The Afterlife Of Andy Kaufman

The Afterlife Of Andy Kaufman
Depending on whom you ask, Andy Kaufman either died on this day 29 years ago, or he pulled off one of history's greatest hoaxes. As evidence for the latter, they'll point to his career. Not the obvious one -- his "Taxi" gig or his quick-flaming stint on "Saturday Night Live" (which ended with the audience voting him off the show as part of a stunt he suggested, not thinking it would go that way). Even at the height of his mainstream success, Kaufman would tell any reporter who'd listen that all that flashy stuff was just to support his real work: his high-concept live act.

It's a long and sublimely silly list. Take the times Kaufman read The Great Gatsby aloud until the audience hissed and booed. "Would you rather listen to a tape?" he'd ask (they always said yes). But the tape simply turned out to be a recording of him reading The Great Gatsby.
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Warner Bros. Hopes For Magic With The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Harry Potter might be finished, but that doesn’t mean magic’s vanished from the big screen. Warner Bros.’ upcoming dueling magician comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone promises to be a laugh riot, at least judging from the trailer that was released yesterday.

Starring Steve Carell as the title character, the film chronicles a professional magician fighting to stay relevant against a hip, new street magician, Steve Gray (Jim Carrey). Professional magicians have always been a point of ridicule, especially since the character Gob on the cult favorite Arrested Development. The profession makes for an easy target, one that’s sure to bring countless laughs throughout the film.

Rounding out the cast are Steve Buschemi, who plays Anton Marvelton, Wonderstone’s assistant; Alan Arkin, who portrays Wonderstone’s childhood magician hero Rance Holloway; and Olivia Wilde, who plays Jane. With such a hilarious cast, the movie promises a good time,
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The Office Review: Pipe Sandwich

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"The Target" was a funny enough episode, but like most of what The Office has put forth in its final season, there was nothing all that special about it.

Maybe it was because I couldn't care less about the Oscar/Angela ordeal, but nothing ever really clicked to tie the half hour together. Dwight had a number of humorous moments within that story line, but the ruined friendship for Oscar and Angela was lost on me. I didn't care about the result.

Dwight: I'm not in your panties, I don't go vigilantes. Dwight: It's cruel, because a woman with damaged knees can't scrub worth a damn. Dwight: He and the senator are gaying each other. Dwight: There are a million gorgeous guys in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area, and you choose the man who's a father of her child?

I was also surprisingly pleased with the work of Chris Gethard as Trevor.
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Chris Gethard Promotes Facial Hair In ‘Total Bearding Network’

We're more than halfway through No-Shave November (known as Movember to the philanthropically-inclined), and men all over the world have taken this eleventh month to show off their facial hair skills. Personally, I have abandoned my No-Shave attempt, since it was looking less like Harley from Epic Meal Time and more like Adam Morrison. However, if I had known about the new Total Bearding Network web series from IFC, I might have been inspired to keep it up. Total Bearding Network is an animated fake news program that discusses various beard-related stories such a feature on the world's first bearded woman and a look into the beard capital of the world, Brooklyn. The stories are very wacky, but what really shines are the banter segments, where the two hosts--strong-voiced Ken Guntruck and weak-willed Pete Meeker--form a news desk odd couple. Total Bearding Network's style reminded me of Waco Valley, but with more hair.
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Chris Gethard Coming To IFC

Chris Gethard, a comedian and improviser best known for his cult public access program "The Chris Gethard Show," will soon join IFC, the cable channel announced Monday.

The New York City-based comedian will host broadcast programming and create original content for IFC.com. Gethard performed a similar role for IFC last March during the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Tex.

IFC is also looking to develop Gethard's memoir, "A Bad Idea I’m About To Do: True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure." They have ordered a pilot script based on the book.

Bringing Gethard into the fold of IFC is part of the channel's new "Adopt-a-Comic" program, which aims to give a wider audience to specific comedians who they deem worthy. "This program is IFC’s way of spotlighting comedians we admire," said IFC's president and general manager Jennifer Caserta. "We’re extremely grateful
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Horatio Sanz Joins ABC Pilot

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Last semi-memorably seen on the not-great Comedy Central series Big Lake, SNL alum Horatio Sanz is joining an untitled new ABC pilot from Kari Lizer (The New Adventures of Old Christine, Will & Grace). The show will star Mary McCormack as a newly unemployed executive faced with full-time motherdom to her two teens. According to Deadline, Sanz "will play the put-upon, wry-humored Jonathan," a neighbor and stay-home dad with 2-year-old twin girls. Despite the series falling squarely into at least two of the trends dominating this year's crop of new pilots, Sanz is a good dude to root for.
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Rob Schneider Comedy Picked Up by CBS

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Rob Schneider Comedy Picked Up by CBS
Rob Schneider's comedy has been picked up for midseason, an individual familiar with the production confirms to TheWrap. The as-yet-entitled series will star the "Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo" actor as Rob, a seemingly confirmed bachelor who marries into a tight-knit Mexican-American family. The series co-stars Cheech Marin, Lupe Ontiveros (from "As Good as It Gets") and Claudia Bassols. Also read: From 'Alcatraz' to 'Chicks & Dicks': 6 Pilots We Want Greenlit (and 3 We Want Killed) Schneider will write and executive-produce, along with Lew Morton, of "Futurama" and "Big Lake." Jamie Widdoes is
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Comedian Chris Gethard Interviews A Hostile Message Board Commenter In Awkward And Fascinating Video

Much has been said about the dangers of cyber bullying and how it affects regular people, but what about those in the public eye? Comedian Chris Gethard recently starred in the Comedy Central series Big Lake. One day, he discovered a post on his IMDb page that was titled "Please Stop Acting" and proceeded to get harsher from there (sample: "The one intelligent career choice you have made thus far is to not have your agent, assuming he hasn't hung himself, post a picture on your IMDb profile."). Gethard, who's become famous in the New York comedy scene for "out of the box" ideas like waging a year-long (and successful!) campaign to get Sean “Diddy” Combs to perform in a "basement theater comedy show," decided to do something a little interesting. He tracked the commenter down (using self-described "creepy" Google techniques) and brought the guy in for an interview. Yeah,
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The Fascinating, Exciting, Mind-Numbing Life of an Extra

The Fascinating, Exciting, Mind-Numbing Life of an Extra
We don't usually feature reader/listener blog posts here at /Film (although I do hope that will change in the future). However, /Film reader, /Filmcast listener, and Tobolowsky Files [1] intern Andrew Goldfarb recently wrote a post about his work as an extra/background artist over the past four years that I could not resist re-posting here. It's informative, funny, harrowing, and kind of riveting. If you've ever wondered about the fascinating life of an extra, read on. Andrew's post was originally published at his IGN blog [2]. It has been republished here with his permission. *** For the past four years, I've worked full-time as a background actor in film and television. I went to school at the University of Connecticut. At the end of my junior year in 2007, there were rumors that the fourth Indiana Jones movie would be filming in New Haven at the Yale campus. With no idea what
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CBS Picks Up Family Comedy Starring Rob Schneider & Produced By Tannenbaums

Exclusive: Eric and Kim Tannenbaum are fashionably late to the marketplace in their first development season at their new home, CBS TV Studios. But their last-minute comedy sale to CBS is a big one: a half-hour starring Rob Schneider in his first TV series gig in 13 years. The untitled project, to be written by Lew Morton (Saturday Night Live, Big Lake) and Schneider, is based on Schneider's life and centers on a solitary guy who marries into a huge Mexican-American family. Morton, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum are executive producing, with Schneider and his brother John Schneider producing through their From Out of Nowhere Prods. CBS TV Studios and the Tannenbaum Co. are producing the comedy, which has received a script order. SNL alum Schneider's last major TV gig was as a star of the comedy Men Behaving Badly, which ran on NBC from 1996-97. He has since been focused on films,
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30 Rock Review: "When It Rains, It Pours"

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I think 30 Rock might be back.

This week's episode, "When It Rains, It Pours," had a bright spot within every story line, connected on a multitude of jokes, and involved a number of funny guest stars.

About two thirds of the way through, I thought, how am I going to be able to choose quotes from this half hour? Between Tracy's time in the Cash Cab, Jack spitting out random advice, and Dr. Spaceman's brilliant return, the punch lines didn't stop this week.

As much as I enjoy the fact that Jack and Liz have such an interesting relationship, I'd much rather watch them do their thing separately. Jacky D was fantastic as he just spewed out line after line to the camera about what he has done in the past, and what his future kid should do in the future.

Take, for example, this gem: "After I'm gone you're mother might meet someone else.
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Chelsea Handler To Host The MTV Video Music Awards, Joins Ashley Greene And 'Easy A' Cast

Chelsea Handler To Host The MTV Video Music Awards, Joins Ashley Greene And 'Easy A' Cast
Chelsea Handler, the host of E!'s no-holds-barred late-night talk show "Chelsea Lately," has been confirmed as the host of the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. If you're worried that this new development means the show will be toned down after Russell Brand's two consecutive years as host, then you're clearly not familiar with Handler. She's got a crass sense of humor and pulls no punches. Just listen to her explanation of why Robert Downey Jr. is her favorite celebrity...

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Handler joins a performer and presenter lineup that already includes members of the "Easy A" cast, Ashley Greene, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Ne-Yo and more. The awards show airs on September 12 at 9pm eastern; make sure you tune in and check it out.
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Big Lake, Small Splash

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Comedy Central's Big Lake is better than I thought it would be: A throwback to old-school TV comedy, it.s a multi-camera sitcom with a laugh track, something I.ve been conditioned to associate with crap. At the same time, Big Lake isn.t nearly as good as it should be. It was created by heavy hitters Lew Morton, Adam McKay, and Will Ferrell; it stars Saturday Night Live alums Horatio Sanz and Chris Parnell, alongside comedian Chris Gethard....  More >>
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Cheers & Jeers: A Big Waste of Chris Parnell

Jeers to Big Lake for achieving the impossible: making Chris Parnell unfunny.

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During his 1999-2006 tenure at SNL, he was like the second coming of Phil Hartman, a chameleon who held sketches together with dead-on deadpan timing. Parnell finally went viral with the digital short "Lazy Sunday," then exited SNL to explore greener prime time pastures. His outlandish cameos...

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Comedy Central’s ‘Big Lake’ Star Makes Online Video Rounds

Big Lake is Comedy Central's latest sitcom. It debuts tonight, August 17, 2010 at 10Pm Est. Its Executive Producers are Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. It was originally set to star a slim Horatio Sanz, 30 Rock's Chris Parnell, and Napoleon Dynamite's Jon Heder. It now stars a slim Horatio Sanz, 30 Rock's Chris Parnell, and Chris Gethard. Chris who? That's the question the show's producers and Comedy Central have been trying to answer in the weeks leading up to Big Lake's premiere. Gethard is a Ucb regular, whose schtick "revolves around telling his mother illicit, inappropriate anecdotes from his childhood, tales from the bayous of the Garden State, and geeking out on everything from X-Men to amateur wrestling to Daryl Strawberry." But despite a strong following in New York City's comedy scene, Gethard's still a relative unknown who doesn't yet have the name recognition to land appearances on Kimmel, Fallon,
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Will Big Lake Sink or Swim?

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Turns out you can go home again—you just might not be welcome there. In the new scripted comedy Big Lake (premiering tonight at 10/9c on Comedy Central), Chris Gethard stars as Josh Franklin, a failed financial whiz kid who flees the big city for his Pennsylvania hometown. But Josh's folks aren't exactly thrilled to see him—especially since he lost their nest egg on failed investments.

"His parents outwardly hate him at this point—they take their aggression out on him, and deservedly so," says Gethard, an accomplished improv comic who landed the role after impressing exec producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay on the set of Ferrell's new comedy The Other Guys...

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On the Set of 'Big Lake,' Comedy Central's New Show

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On the Set of 'Big Lake,' Comedy Central's New Show
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The bespectacled Chris Gethard is a ubiquitous presence on he set at Comedy Central's new comedy, 'Big Lake,' at Silvercup Studios in Queens, New York.

The star of the upcoming series, which debuts Tue., Aug. 17 at 10Pm Et, has a tendency to wander around on dark sets or by the backstage lunch table, oblivious to everything except the script he's holding in his hands. He can be so focused on re-reading lines for upcoming scenes that you get the feeling he might walk into something.

"I'm just getting my lines down,'' said Gethard, a veteran of the city's Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe. "I have to memorize 90 pages a week and it really is overwhelming. It's not uncommon to see me wandering around mumbling to myself.''

It's Ok as long as he's not mumbling on screen. It's been whirlwind for Gethard since
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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay show us how to find a star

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay show us how to find a star
Now that comedy duo Will Ferrell and Adam McKay — known to some by their production company’s name Gary Sanchez — are done promoting The Other Guys, they can focus on promoting their other project, a TV show called Big Lake (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.) about a big-time banker who’s forced to move back home after losing his job. And what better way to hock your product than on another one of your products? In a new video on Ferrell and McKay’s Funny or Die site, the guys show viewers how they discovered Big Lake’s leading man Chris Gethard:

To me,
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First Trailer for Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s New Comedy Central Sitcom Big Lake

We just heard that Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are developing a new comedy series for HBO with Lizzy Caplan, but on August 17th yet another comedy series from the Anchorman collaborators will debut on Comedy Central with back-to-back episodes. Big Lake is a new half-hour sitcom about a big city banker, played by Chris Gethard (The Other Guys). He loses his job, his father’s nest egg, and retirement fund, then moves home to his parents’ couch in Big Lake, Pennsylvania, where Saturday Night Live alums Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz are already waiting for him. Hit the jump for more details on the new series including an extended trailer for your viewing pleasure.

Once Josh (Gethard) falls back into Big Lake, he reunites with his childhood best friend Glenn Cordoba (Sanz) who has just been released from a minimum security prison and Mr. Chris Henkel (Parnell), Josh’s
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