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Netflix Lands Pee-Wee Herman's New Movie

12/24/2014 9:04am EST
Pee-Wee Herman's New Movie Gets Exclusive Netflix Release
Ready for the Pee-Wee revolution?

Well, ready or not, it's nearly upon us. Pee-Wee Herman is back in a big way- a new film starring Paul Reubens' beloved bow-tied weirdo may be headed to Netflix.

Reubens first announced a new Pee-Wee Herman film in October, but originally set the film up at Universal.

Now, Universal's gone and Netflix is swooping in; clearly part of Netflix's plan to become the content provider with that controls all content, now and forever.

We're still missing a few major details on the film (like a title, a story or a director) but we know that the latest installment...

Daniel Radcliffe Walks A Very Large Number Of Dogs On 'Trainwreck' Set

7/1/2014 2:00pm EDT
Daniel Radcliffe Walks A Very Large Number Of Dogs On 'Trainwrec
We spotted Daniel Radcliffe surrounded by a posse of dogs on the set of "Trainwreck" in New York City on Monday. The actor was literally strapped to a dozen of the furry friends while wandering through Bryant Park.

Although Radcliffe doesn't have a confirmed role in the upcoming Judd Apatow comedy, it appears at the very least he's making an interesting cameo.

In response to the rumors that the former "Harry Potter" star will be in the film, Apatow tweeted: @danradcliffecom:Dan to cameo in Trainwreck? READ:” Not true! He was just walking h...

Comedian Louis C.K., Others Call For TMZ To Remove Tracy Morgan Crash Video

6/12/2014 2:25pm EDT
Comedian Louis C.K. has called on website to remove its video footage from the New Jersey car accident that killed one man and put three more in the hospital in critical condition, including comedians Tracy Morgan and Ardie Fuqua.

A man believed to be Fuqua, who worked with C.K. on his hit FX show "Louie," is seen being pulled from the wreckage in the video, and the star, real name Louis Szekely, is now asking, along with Fuqua's daughter, that the footage be taken down.

"Take it down TMZ. Now. Please," the comedian tweeted. "Tmz has a video of footage of my friends Tracy and Arte...

Judd Apatow Suffered Health Problems After 'Freaks And Geeks' Cancellation

12/25/2012 3:03pm EST
Judd Apatow
Director Judd Apatow was so devastated by the cancellation of his TV show Freaks and Geeks he herniated a disc in his spine and had to undergo surgery.

The cult comedy, which ironically helped launch the careers of stars James Franco, Jason Segel, Seth Rogen and Busy Philipps, was axed after just one season in 2000, and Apatow admits he felt personally responsible for failing the cast.

He tells Vanity Fair magazine, "I felt like a father to everybody, and I felt like everyone's world was about the collapse. I felt responsible, like I had to fight to have it survive so that their lives wou...

Leslie Mann Says Feeling Up Megan Fox Was 'Awkward'

12/25/2012 11:55am EST
Megan Fox and Leslie Mann in This Is 40
Actress Leslie Mann fulfilled every man's dream when she groped her co-star Megan Fox's breasts on the set of their new film This Is 40 but admits the experience was awkward for them both.

In the film, directed by Mann's husband Judd Apatow, her character runs a boutique store and stumbles across her colleague, played by new-mum Fox, trying on a push-up bra.

During the scene, Mann grabs at Fox's chest and admits she found the whole situation uncomfortable because she felt so protective of her younger co-star.

Mann tells Yahoo! Movies, "I feel very protective of younger actresses because ...

Judd Apatow Undergoes Therapy To Deal With Emotional Troubles

12/23/2012 4:02pm EST
Judd Apatow
Director Judd Apatow relies on therapy to keep his neuroses under control because he always fears "things might fall apart", according to his actress wife Leslie Mann.

The Knocked Up filmmaker admits he has battled inner turmoil ever since he was 13, when he watched his parents' bitter divorce tear his family apart, and as a result he struggles to deal with change.

Mann tells The Hollywood Reporter, "He is a hoarder; he doesn't like to let anything go. He doesn't like if I change the couch or a pillow. It makes him nervous that things might fall apart."

However, Apatow has learned how to...

Review: 'This Is 40' Is Far Too Long With Too Few Laughs

12/21/2012 11:04am EST
This is 40
Few people have done as much to change the face of American comedy as Judd Apatow. Having made significant impacts in both television and film, Apatow continually manages to blend his R-rated brand of humor with heart and sincerity. After launching Steve Carell as a legitimate comedy star in The 40-Year Old Virgin, Apatow made himself a star with Knocked Up, the funniest film of 2007 and one of the most hilarious movies of all time. To describe a movie or style of comedy as “Apatow-esque” can be both a very specific indicator of what to expect and one of the best compliments one can give t...

Review: 'This Is 40' Is Judd Apatow At His Best

12/20/2012 11:03am EST
'This Is 40'
'This is 40' or as Debbie (Leslie Mann) likes to say...38. Yup, she lies about her age, even to her gynecologist.

Debbie and Pete (Paul Rudd) her husband are turning 40, but Deb just won't admit it (can't admit it).

Judd Apatow's new film 'This Is 40' is a follow-up to 'Knocked Up.' If you've been wondering what happened to those two main characters in that film, here's your chance to find out.

Debbie and Pete are happily married with two girls, Sadie (Maude Apatow) and Iris (Charlotte Apatow). The family lives in a beautiful lavish house that they can barely afford.

Pete's indie lab...

Judd Apatow Will Not Remove Child Murder Line From 'This Is 40'

12/20/2012 8:45am EST
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Judd Apatow has refused to remove a joke about child murder from his new film This Is 40 following the Newtown school massacre last week.

In the filmmaker's latest movie, a sequel to his hit Knocked Up, Albert Brooks' character says, "Line up! Line up for murder! Come on! Who wants to be killed?", while spraying his kids with a garden hose.

The children shout out "Murder me!," prompting the character to add, "All right. The kids are murdered. That will save us some money."

After 20 children were slain at Sandy Hook elementary school by suspected gunman Adam Lanza, Apatow was asked whe...

Megan Fox, Danica McKellar & More Stars Heat Up The 'This Is 40' Premiere

12/13/2012 12:00pm EST
Megan Fox
The "Knocked Up" sequel "This Is 40" hits theaters on Dec. 21, and the cast stepped out in Hollywood on Wednesday to attend the premiere.

New mom Megan Fox stunned in a dark red wrap dress with black stilettos. The actress, 26, gave birth to son Noah on Sept. 27. Just 10 weeks later she looks amazing (no surprise there!)

Newly single Danica McKellar, who filed for divorce over the summer, looked cute in a purple and silver off-the-shoulder frock.

Heather Locklear was accompanied by her beautiful 15-year-old daughter Ava Sambora, while Leslie Mann looked slim and trim in a white gown with...

Judd Apatow To Be Honored With Creative Leadership Award

10/12/2012 5:15pm EDT
Judd Apatow
Bridesmaids producer Judd Apatow is set to be honored in Los Angeles for his ability to foster new talent.

Apatow, who is responsible for bringing comedies Superbad, Knocked Up, and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy to the big screen, will be feted with the Creative Leadership Award at the Hollywood's New Leaders event on October 29th.

The filmmaker was selected for his success at boosting the careers of some of this generation's biggest stars, including funnymen Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Will Ferrell.

Event executive Brian Gott says, "It's no exaggeration to say that Judd's bran...

Trailer For Judd Apatow's 'This Is 40' Released, Features Megan Fox In Her Underwear

8/8/2012 6:38pm EDT
This Is 40
Why does Megan Fox look so amazing in just a bra and a tiny pair of panties? "I'm just young" she explains in the new trailer for Judd Apatow's This Is 40.

The film, which stars Paul Rudd opposite Apatow's real-life wife Leslie Mann, is a "sort-of-sequel" to 2007s Knocked Up; and focuses on the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years later.

This Is 40 opens December 21 and also stars Jason Segel, Chris O'Dowd, Melissa McCarthy, John Lithgow, Albert Brooks, and, of course, Megan Fox.

Check out the trailer...

Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan & More Celebs Sizzle At White House Correspondents' Dinner

4/29/2012 8:00pm EDT
Kim Kardashian
Although some criticize the attendance of certain members of Hollywood at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, there's no denying that they add a certain spice (and sexiness) to the event.

Reality star Kim Kardashian looked stunning in a green velvet dress with silver beaded accents, while Lindsay Lohan wore a daring black gown that showed off a risque bit of cleavage. But she was topped by Rosario Dawson who really showed off her curvy figure in a bright green gown.

Kate Hudson sparkled in a heavily sequined purple dress, while Elizabeth Banks was beautiful in orange. Clai...

Judd Apatow To Be Honored CinemaCon Film Convention

4/12/2012 9:25am EDT
Judd Apatow
Judd Apatow's career will be celebrated at an upcoming Las Vegas film convention after he was unveiled as the recipient of an Excellence in Filmmaking award.

The director/producer will receive the prestigious prize at the annual CinemaCon convention later this month, while actor Taylor Kitsch has been named the Male Star of Tomorrow.

Praising the duo, CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser says, "Judd Apatow has written, directed and or produced many (of) this moviegoing generation's most memorable and entertaining comedies."

"Having impressed television audiences with his engros...

Jason Segel Is 'Very Willing' To Do Full Frontal Scenes

3/7/2012 2:27pm EST
Jason Segel
Emily Blunt admits her pal Jason Segel loves to get naked. The funnyman strips for a full-frontal scene in their upcoming romantic comedy "The Five-Year Engagement."

She told E! Online, "Jason was happy to get that thing out at all times. He seems to be very willing."

In the film (in theaters April 27), Emily and Jason play a couple who ride out an unusually long engagement. Judd Apatow produces, and Segel co-wrote the script.

The actor famously went nude in the 2008 film "Forgetting Sarah Marshall."

Two Jews' Review 'Wanderlust': One Laughs And The Other Chuckles (Video)

2/23/2012 2:00pm EST
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: Things aren't going well for married couple Linda (Jennifer Aniston) and George (Paul Rudd). HBO has rejected Linda's documentary on Penguins suffering from testicular cancer, they felt it wasn't sexy or violent enough. And George's company has just been raided by the FBI… Oh, he's also been fired.

To make matter worse, Linda and George can no longer afford their West Village 'micro loft' that they moved into two days ago. They were assured by Real Estate lady, Shari (Linda Lavin) that in today's market, it was a steal. Of course, when they tel...

Judd Apatow To Receive WGA Honor

2/1/2012 7:58pm EST
Judd Apatow
Filmmaker Judd Apatow is to be honored for his comedy work by the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

The Knocked Up screenwriter and director will receive the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence from Bridesmaids star Kristen Wiig at the WGA's East Coast Awards in New York on February 19.

Apatow served as producer on Bridesmaids.

His writing credits include Seth Rogen's Pineapple Express and Adam Sandler's You Don't Mess With the Zohan.

TV writer Clair Labine, who has worked on soaps General Hospital, Ryan's Hope and One Life To Live, will be handed the McLellan Hunter Award, while The...

Katherine Heigl: 'I'm Just That A**hole Who Really Wants Everyone To Like Me'

12/21/2011 8:21am EST
Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl was dropped by her own publicist following a string of bad press in 2008 because she consistently exhibited "diarrhea of the mouth."

The star courted controversy after claiming director Judd Apatow's script for her hit film "Knocked Up" was "a little sexist."

She then infuriated a number of her TV co-stars soon afterwards by insisting she didn't deserve an Emmy Award for her work on "Grey's Anatomy" because her character "had no material worthy to submit."

Heigl's publicist worked overtime to repair the damage the comments had done to her reputation, but when the actress ...

Seth Rogen Marries Longtime Girlfriend Lauren Miller

10/3/2011 12:00pm EDT
Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller
Seth Rogen got married over the weekend to longtime girlfriend and writer Lauren Miller, confirms Us Weekly. The 50/50 star celebrated the occasion with several friends from the Judd Apatow circle of comedians.

Guests to the Jewish wedding at Kunde Estate in Sonoma, California included Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd, Craig Robinson, Judd Apatow and wife Leslie Mann.

Seth Rogen shared the story of how he proposed on the first episode of Conan. Too anxious from keeping the secret from his girlfriend once he bought the ring (he described it as "holding onto a truckload of heroin" and expecting the ...

Lady Gaga Is Top Woman, Youngest Person On Visionary List

9/2/2011 10:33am EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has been named one of Vanity Fair magazine's top 50 most innovative visionaries, becoming the highest ranked woman at number nine on the annual New Establishment List. founder Mark Zuckerberg tops the list for the second year in a row, while the co-founders of Google, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, are placed second in the countdown, which notes people who are "an innovative new breed of buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies, and entrepreneurs."

But the stars of the New Establishment List aren't all technical geeks - Gaga scores her second consecutive appeara...

Megan Fox Wears A Tight Mini Dress On 'This Is Forty' Set

8/23/2011 8:47am EDT
Megan Fox
We spotted Megan Fox wearing a gray form-fitted mini dress on the set of "This Is Forty" in Los Angeles yesterday. The slim star can't hide any bumps in that little number!

The film is helmed by Judd Apatow, who made "Knocked Up" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann are reprising their "Knocked Up" characters Pete and Debbie.

"This Is Forty" also stars Albert Brooks and John Lithgow. The film is set for a summer 2012 release.

Heather Locklear's Daughter To Make Film Debut In Judd Apatow Comedy

8/11/2011 8:58am EDT
Ava Sambora
Heather Locklear's teenage daughter is following in the actress' footsteps - she's landed a part in Judd Apatow's new movie.

Ava Sambora, the 13-year-old daughter of the Melrose Place beauty and Bon Jovi rocker Richie Sambora, will make her debut in the as-yet-untitled comedy, according to

Ava will play the best pal of the movie's central teen character, Sadie, played by Apatow's daughter Maude.

The film is a spin-off of smash 2007 hit Knocked Up, with Paul Rudd and Apatow's wife Leslie Mann reprising their roles as bickering husband and wife.

Megan Fox will also star i...

Jason Segel & Leslie Mann Work Out Together For Apatow's 'This Is Forty' (Photos)

7/21/2011 11:00am EDT
This is 40
We spotted Leslie Mann and Jason Segel working out during a scene for the film "This is Forty" in Los Angeles. Jason's character is playing a personal trainer.

The film is helmed by Mann's husband Judd Apatow, who made "Knocked Up" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." Paul Rudd and Mann are reprising their "Knocked Up" characters Pete and Debbie.

"This Is Forty" also stars Megan Fox, Albert Brooks and John Lithgow.

Megan Fox To Star In 'Knocked Up' Sequel?

3/17/2011 9:11am EDT
Megan Fox
"Transformers" beauty Megan Fox is swapping action for comedy - she's in talks to star in the sequel to Judd Apatow's box office hit "Knocked Up."

Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann are set to reprise their roles in the 2007 film, which originally featured Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl as expectant parents dealing with the consequences of a one-night stand. Rudd enjoyed a supporting role as Heigl's onscreen brother-in-law, with Mann, Apatow's real-life spouse, playing his movie wife.

Details about the role Fox is in negotiations for have not been released, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


Britney Spears Wants To Act In A Judd Apatow Comedy

2/13/2011 10:00am EST
Britney Spears
Britney Spears is eager to try out her comedy skills on the big screen - her wants a role in a Todd Phillips or Judd Apatow movie.

The "Toxic" hitmaker has already shown her comedy chops in guest appearances on hit TV series How I Met Your Mother, Will And Grace, and Glee, and the singer admits she's now setting her sights on working with the directors behind The Hangover and Knocked Up.

In a question and answer session with fans on her blog, she writes, "I love to act and would love to be in a Todd Philips (sic) or Judd Apatow movie."

Click for more great Britney Spe...

Paul Rudd To Star In 'Knocked Up' Sequel

1/7/2011 11:19am EST
Paul Rudd
Actor Paul Rudd has signed up to star in a sequel to hit comedy Knocked Up, reprising his role from the 2007 original.

Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl featured in Judd Apatow's Knocked Up as expectant parents dealing with the consequences of a one-night stand.

Rudd enjoyed a supporting role as Heigl's onscreen brother-in-law, with Apatow's real-life spouse, Leslie Mann, playing his movie wife.

It has now been confirmed Rudd and Mann will reteam in a follow-up, which will be written and directed by Apatow. It is not known whether Rogen or Heigl will be joining the cast.

The sequel is ...

Celebrity Style Transformation: Mila Kunis

1/5/2011 3:00pm EST
Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis' career has certainly come a long way since we first saw her on That 70's Show. Her fashion sense has also changed since her appearance on the long-running sitcom.

Above is Mila Kunis, circa-2000. She's barely recognizable! The Russian-born actress had been on That 70s Show for two years at this point, and her character Jackie was one of the most memorable on the sitcom.

Flash-forward to the end of That 70s Show and we have Mila in a more suitable outfit. At this point her future was questionable, as she had only appeared in panned movies and voice-acted for Family Guy....

Natalie Portman Launches Movie Production Company To Make 'Female Comedies'

12/14/2010 11:40pm EST
Natalie Portman
Hollywood star Natalie Portman wants to boost the profile of women in comedy by making funny films via her new production company Handsomecharlie Films.

The Black Swan star has set up the firm with her business partner Annette Savitch and they aim to emulate the style of raunchy comedy made famous by Judd Apatow in his hit 2007 movie Knocked Up.

Describing the projects as "female comedies", Portman tells Vogue magazine, "Women... are generally not allowed to be beautiful and funny, and certainly not vulgar.

"There's a difference between being in a bra and underpants as an object on a men...

Adam Sandler Gave Russell Brand His Big Break

11/21/2010 8:11pm EST
Russell Brand
Comedian Russell Brand has Adam Sandler to thank for his blossoming Hollywood career - because the movie star was the first to suggest the Brit abandon his TV job and try out as an actor.

The "Get Him to the Greek" star previously worked as a presenter for MTV UK and it was only after a risque interview with Sandler that Brand began contemplating moving to the U.S.

He says, "I was in England minding my own business, presenting an MTV program, and Adam Sandler came on it as a guest.

"I was quite cheeky (to him) even though he was a big movie star and afterwards people said (to Sandler), '...

Following Her Latest Film Flop, Jennifer Aniston To Get Raunchy & Naked In New Project

8/27/2010 9:09am EDT
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston is taking extreme lengths to banish her girl-next-door image once and for all - she's set to strip, take drugs and indulge in a threesome in her next movie, according to reports.

The star's latest film "The Switch," about an unmarried woman who uses artificial insemination to have a child, was a flop earlier this month, amid scathing reviews and disappointing box office takings.

But Aniston is firing back at critics by taking up a role in Judd Apatow's "Wanderlust" opposite Paul Rudd.

The pair will play a married couple who become hippies, while Aniston's character smoke...