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First Teaser For 'Horrible Bosses 2' Arrives, And It Looks Hilarious (Watch It!)

July 1st, 2014 11:35pm EDT
Horrible Bosses 2
The first teaser trailer for Horrible Bosses 2 has arrived, and the whole cast is back for another attempt at crime.

Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jason Bateman, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Aniston all reprise their roles and will be joined by Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz in the second installment, which hits theaters on November 26.

The trailer begins with Nick (Bateman), Kurt (Sudeikis) and Dale (Day) visiting Nick's old boss Harkin (Spacey) in prison seeking his help masterminding a new plot to kidnap the son of an investor who ripped them off and hold him for ransom.

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Child Stars Of The 1980s: Where Are They Now?

June 3rd, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Child Stars Of The 1980s: Where Are They Now?
Today's kids don't know what it's like to connect deeply with a particular teen actor or actress on television. Nowadays, kid-geared shows only last a few years and then suddenly, are replaced by new series and a new batch of "stars." Children of the 80's were lucky enough to grow up with some of the most diverse and talented bunch of actors and actresses' on television and still hold them dear to their hearts to this day. Have you ever wondered where some of your favorites have been since they left the small screen? After some careful digging, we've revealed the whereabouts of some of your...
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Jason Bateman, Will Forte, Ed Helms And Jason Sudeikis Star In Mumford & Sons' 'Hopeless Wanderer'

August 5th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Jason Bateman, Will Forte, Ed Helms, Jason Sudeikis as Mumford &
Mumford & Sons hired a few body doubles for their latest music video, "Hopeless Wanderer."

Jason Bateman, Will Forte, Ed Helms and Jason Sudeikis star in a video poking fun at the folk rock band, although it isn't obvious at first. It seems like a normal music video, even if the faces of the band members are obscured by the glaring son or sneaky camera edits.

Once the stars are revealed, the music video still retains some authenticity, even if you can get over Will Forte's awesome beard tribute to Ted Dwane and a few lustful stares. However, around the three-minute mark, things begin to g...
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Emmy Nominations: 'American Horror Story' Gets 17 Noms, Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Also Dominates

July 18th, 2013 10:01am EDT
House of Cards
After picking up nine nominations, Kevin Spacey's Netflix series "House Of Cards" will be a big contender at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. The political thriller was recognized in the Outstanding Drama Series category and picked up dramatic acting nominations for its leads, Spacey and Robin Wright. It received a total of nine nominations.

The Netflix series will be facing stiff competition from last year's big winners "Homeland" and "Breaking Bad" as well as "Mad Men", "Game of Thrones" and "Downton Abbey."

In the lead actor category, Spacey will face off against "Homeland's" Damian Lew...
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Jennifer Lopez & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Among Those Invited To Join The Academy

June 29th, 2013 12:30pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 276 new members to join this year, including Jennifer Lopez, Jason Bateman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Jason Schwartzman, Milla Jovovich and Lucy Liu.

If they accept, they will be allowed to vote for the winners of the 2014 Oscars and beyond.

Chris Tucker, Danny Trejo, Emily Mortimer, Paula Patton and Jack Huston have also been invited to join the Academy.

Academy President Hawk Koch explained, "These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today. Their talent and creativity have captured th...
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Arrested Development Trailer Begins 'Final Countdown' To Series Return

May 13th, 2013 7:07pm EDT
Arrested Development
With the return of Arrested Development coming in less than two weeks, Netflix has released a trailer for the upcoming season of the hit comedy. Check it out below.

Seven years has changed a few characters, especially George Michael (Michael Cera) and Maeby Funke (Alia Shawkat). It appears George Michael is in college when his father Michael (Jason Bateman) walks in after he hears there is a girl in his dorm. That girl, of course, is cousin and object of affection Maeby.

Also shown are a few hints at plot, including Michael's move to Phoenix (where everything is too hot), an ostrich, an...
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'Arrested Development' Stars Unite For Premiere, John Krasinski Confirmed As Guest Star

April 30th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Arrested Development
Arrested Development's all-star cast was back together on the red carpet for the premiere of their Netflix series - and news was released that its guest star list is still growing.

Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Portia de Rossi, Michael Cera, Will Arnett, Alia Shawkat, David Cross, and Jessica Walter were back together after seven years of cancellation to meet the press and celebrate the unlikely return of the cult hit TV show.

According to USA Today, de Rossi called it "such a relief. It's so exciting. I've been waiting for a long, long time." 

"It was divine to put that hook back on," ...
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Jessica Biel Says Her Farts Smell Like Air Freshener In New PSA About The Water Crisis

March 14th, 2013 5:00pm EDT
Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel, Jason Bateman and Josh Gad know the importance of clean water and spreading the word to help those who don't have access to it.

The three stars have joined Matt Damon's toilet strike, pledging not to go to the bathroom until everyone in the world has access to clean water and sanitation. They appear in a hilarious new public service annoucement about the issue.

"It's easy for me actually," says Biel. "Because I have never gone to the bathroom in my entire life."

Gad, who stars in "1600 Penn," adds, "I haven't peed or pooped in four days. And I feel great."

Biel remarks: "I...
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'Arrested Development' Cast Talks New Netflix Episodes At TCA

January 10th, 2013 1:00pm EST
Will Arnett, Portia De Rossi, Jason Bateman and Tony Hale
The Television Critics Association waited all week for the Arrested Development panel held by Netflix. In fact, they’ve been waiting six years since the Fox series was cancelled. The major rumor was the cast would reunite for a movie, but Netflix is putting on a 14 episode season of episodes. The difference is each episode will focus on one member of the Bluth family. That was the only way they could get the entire cast back.

“They have other commitments, they’re on other shows, they have other contractual obligations,” series creator Mitch Hurwitz explained. “Their lives have gone on so i...
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Production Begins On New Season Of 'Arrested Development'

August 8th, 2012 9:10am EDT
Arrested Development
After a six-year hiatus, the cast of "Arrested Development" has started working on a new season. The series aired on FOX from 2003 to 2006, and the new season will be available on Netflix next year.

Critics loved the series, which became a cult hit, but it never drew a large audience and barely got approved for its second and third seasons. To fans' delight, last year executives announced the dysfunctional Bluth family would be back to start filming 10 new episodes.

On Tuesday, Jason Bateman posted a photo on Twitter with the caption, "First day. Away we go..." He also posted a photo of h...
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Jason Bateman To Make Directorial Debut With 'Bad Words'

July 11th, 2012 1:45pm EDT
Jason Bateman
Jason Bateman is hoping to step behind the camera to direct a new comedy movie.

The Mansome actor is in talks to helm Bad Words, about a man who exploits a loophole to enter a national kids spelling competition, according to Variety.

Bateman, who is also lined up to play the lead role, has gained experience as a director while working on TV show The Hogan Family and taking charge of several episodes of Arrested Development and Family Matters.

Bad Words will mark Bateman's debut as a movie director.
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Notes From Tribeca: Come And Get 'Mansome' With Jason Bateman, Will Arnett And Morgan Spurlock

April 27th, 2012 10:39am EDT
Mansome
I don’t know why documentaries always have to be so serious. Thank god for Morgan Spurlock. The man who brought us Super Size Me and Freakonomics is back with perhaps his funniest path to discovery yet. Mansome is exactly what it sounds like—an education course in male pampering and grooming.

Anchored by Arrested Development’s Jason Bateman and Will Arnett, Spurlock takes us through the different facets of prettying up in the new century. From waxing to moustaches, we get differing perspectives of male hair from today’s leading experts and celebrities such as Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis...
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'Horrible Bosses' Sequel Confirmed

January 5th, 2012 11:24am EST
Horrible Bosses
Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis are set to reunite for a follow-up to Horrible Bosses after the screenwriters agreed to pen a sequel, according to a report.

The movie, which centers on the trio's attempts to exact revenge on its mean employers, played by Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell and Kevin Spacey, was a summer hit last year, grossing $209 million at the worldwide box office.

Now the movie's writers, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, have signed a deal to create a follow-up - and the male leads are expected to star in the sequel, according to The Hollywood Re...
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Ron Howard Encourages 'Arrested Development' Fans To Keep Campaigning

November 17th, 2011 2:52pm EST
Ron Howard
Director/producer Ron Howard is encouraging fans of his cult comedy show Arrested Development to continue voicing their desire to see a new series and movie adaptation in an effort to ensure producers follow through with comeback plans.

The hit sitcom, which aired from 2003 to 2006 and starred Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi and Will Arnett, won critical acclaim for Howard and the cast, but it didn't make it past cult status among viewers and was cancelled.

Fans have long been campaigning for TV bosses to make a film version of the show, and their wish was granted last month when Bateman...
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Check Out 'Horrible Bosses' On Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital Copy Or Download Oct. 11

October 11th, 2011 7:34am EDT
Horrible Bosses
Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, and Charlie Day star "Horrible Bosses," a workplace comedy about three frustrated employees who hatch a plan to kill their micromanaging bosses, only to find their murderous plot snowballing into disaster.

Seth Gordon (The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters) directs a screenplay written by Michael Markowitz, Jonathan Goldstein, and John Francis Daley.

Buy it Oct. 11 on Blu-ray™ combo pack with ultraViolet digital copy or download to own. UltraViolet Digital Copy allows consumers to download the film to a PC or Mac plus instantly stream it f...
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'Arrested Development' Returning To TV With A Film To Follow

October 3rd, 2011 9:00am EDT
Arrested Development
Hit TV show Arrested Development is returning to screens for a new series and a full-length movie.

The cult comedy, which ran from 2003 to 2006, won critical acclaim, six Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe, making a big star of Jason Bateman.

Now the dysfunctional Bluth family are back, with Bateman confirming there will be 10 new episodes and a big screen outing in 2013.

On his Twitter.com page, he writes, "It's true. We will do 10 episodes and the movie. Probably shoot them all together next summer for a release in early '13. VERY excited!"

The series also starred Portia de Rossi, Wil...
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Jason Bateman To Be A Dad Again

August 25th, 2011 8:12am EDT
Jason Bateman
Actor Jason Bateman is preparing to become a father for the second time.

According to the Juno star's father-in-law, singer Paul Anka, his daughter Amanda is expecting another daughter with the funnyman.

Anka tells ET Canada, "I'm going to be a grandfather again. (It's) another baby girl."

The pair is already parents to Francesca, four.
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Top 10 Body Swap Movies

August 5th, 2011 8:33am EDT
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This weekend, Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds will add their names to the long and distinguished list of actors who have tackled the “body swap” movie. In “The Change-Up,” Bateman and Reynolds play friends with drastically different lifestyles: Bateman is the devoted husband and father, Reynolds is the philandering playboy. After a night of drinking, the two wake up in each other’s bodies, something neither of them really wanted.

Body swap movies have been around for a long time and are usually quite entertaining, if formulaic and predictable. Here’s our list of the Top Ten Body Swap Movi...
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Review: 'The Change-Up' Hides Formula Under Gross Humor

August 3rd, 2011 8:00am EDT
The Change-Up
If you've ever wondered what Freaky Friday would have been like with toilet humor and frequent uses of the F-word, then The Change-Up is a movie for you.

For everyone else, once you get past the film's adult content - it definitely earns its "R" rating - what's left is a formulaic body switch thriller that even the generally likeable Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman can't raise above average.

The trailers for The Change-Up pretty much give you the gist of the film. Family man Dave Lockwood (Bateman) is best friends with unrepentant bachelor Mitch Planko (Reynolds). Both of them have things...
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Ryan Reynolds: 'I Was Convinced That Atlanta Was Trying To Kill Me'

August 2nd, 2011 5:20pm EDT
Ryan Reynolds
Actor Ryan Reynolds is eager to stay away from Atlanta, Georgia after feeling cursed while shooting new movie The Change-Up there.

The hunky actor had a run of poor luck while working in the city - and he's convinced the place didn't like him.

He says, "I was pretty convinced early on that Atlanta was trying to kill me. We started the movie, the first day of shooting I got there, and it was 5am. Jason Bateman and I, we have identical trailers... And I get to set and I notice that something in the parking lot is on fire. And I say, 'That looks a lot like Jason Bateman's trailer, which lo...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes,' 'The Change-Up,' & More

August 1st, 2011 9:39am EDT
Planet of the Apes
I was anxiously anticipating last week’s “Cowboys & Aliens,” hoping that it would effectively mix action and humor in the same way as director Jon Favreau’s “Iron Man” films. Favreau takes a more serious approach though, creating a stiff western that happens to include science fiction elements. While his idea is admirable, the movie is marred by poorly written dialogue and slow pacing. For more of my thoughts, check out my review.

Coming to theaters this week are the sci-fi prequel “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” the body swapping comedy “The Change-Up,” the international drama “The ...
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Charlie Day Steals The Show In 'Horrible Bosses'

July 10th, 2011 1:31pm EDT
Horrible Bosses
It's often said that comedic acting is more difficult than dramatic acting, for various reasons. On one hand, it's a real shame that comedic actors are never recognized for their works with Oscars or other prestigious awards. On the other hand, so many comedies are so lazy (Adam Sandler's last five movies, for instance) that they deserve the derision and low reputation they get. All of this makes it all the more delightful when a brilliant, excellent, elevating comedic performance comes along; the kind delivered by Charlie Day in "Horrible Bosses."

From the beginning, Day has his work c...
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What Celebrities Would Be 'Horrible Bosses'?

July 8th, 2011 10:30am EDT
Horrible Bosses
“Horrible Bosses,” a black comedy starring funnymen Jason Bateman, Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) and Jason Sudeikis, is about three friends who conspire to kill each other’s torturous bosses. Although it doesn’t premiere in theaters until July 8, I have already heard buzz about the film’s epic hilarity from people who have attended early screenings. In honor of the movie's release (that also boasts the comedic stylings of Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey, a brunette Jennifer Aniston and a beer-bellied, balding Colin Farrell), I’m using my powers of imagination for good and ex...
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Jennifer Aniston Immortalized At Grauman's Chinese Theater; Reveals More About Brad Pitt Split

July 7th, 2011 10:32pm EDT
Jennifer Aniston
Thursday afternoon, Jennifer Aniston had her hands and feet imprinted in cement during a ceremony in her honor in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Her boyfriend, Justin Theroux, was on hand along with comedienne Chelsea Handler and her Horrible Bosses co-star Jason Bateman.

Aniston recently revealed that filming her 2005 film The Break-Up in 2005 helped her move on from her real-life marriage split from Brad Pitt the year before.

The movie, in which the actress played then-real-life-lover Vince Vaughn's girlfriend, was one of the first she signed on for after she and Pitt...
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Jason Bateman: Greatest Career Resurrection Ever?

July 7th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
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One of the biggest stars in Hollywood right now was practically living in obscurity 15 years ago. The second act of Jason Bateman’s career is almost as unbelievable as it is well-deserved. After a career-boosting (heck, career-reviving) role on Fox’s short-lived sitcom “Arrested Development,” Bateman has become ubiquitous in Hollywood comedies and pretty much synonymous with the passive-aggressive straight man character. This weekend, his new movie “Horrible Bosses” opens nationwide co-starring Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell and Kevin Spacey. The cast, which mi...
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'Horrible Bosses' 'Two Jews On Film' Finally Agree-This Is One Funny Comedy (Video)

July 7th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Horrible Bosses
By Joan Alperin Schwartz: The main thing I want when I watch a comedy...is to laugh...alot....And that is exactly what happened when I saw, director Seth Gordon's new film, 'Horrible Bosses'. This is a very funny comedy.

Nick Hendricks (Jason Bateman) has been working 12 hour days at Comnidyne Industries and swallowing all the abuse his twisted, sadistic, control freak boss, Dave Harken (Kevin Spacey) throws at him. Nick even had to miss his Gam Gam's funeral because Harken made him work. But Nick's convinced it's all worth it. After all, he's next in line to become the Senior Vice Pre...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Horrible Bosses,' 'Zookeeper' & More

July 4th, 2011 10:30am EDT
Horrible Bosses
For those of you who’ve been following me for a while, you might recall that I gave “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” a positive review. If you’re one of the people who read my opinion back then, you might be surprised to learn I really didn’t care for its sequel “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” At this point, Michael Bay is just repeating a tired formula that fails to entertain despite the introduction of 3D. Check out my further thoughts here.

This weekend you’ll have the opportunity to see the outrageous comedy “Horrible Bosses,” the Kevin James family film “Zookeeper,” the ...
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Jason Sudeikis: 'I'm About To Be A Dad!'

June 6th, 2011 8:23am EDT
Jason Sudeikis
Comedian Jason Sudeikis had gossips dashing to their computers on Sunday night as he poked fun at ex-girlfriend January Jones' baby news.

The Mad Men star split from the funnyman earlier this year just before announcing she was pregnant. Bloggers speculated that the father was Sudeikis, but neither of the former lovers would confirm or deny the rumors.

However, during an awkward skit at the MTV Movie Awards, which Sudeikis was hosting, he let it slip that he could be the father - as his Horrible Bosses co-stars, Charlie Day and Jason Bateman, took the stage to criticize his performance....
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Ryan Reynolds Talks About His 'Dark Side,' Being Canadian & More In New Issue Of Details

May 28th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Ryan Reynolds
"Green Lantern" star Ryan Reynolds has risen from comedy cutup to rom-com heartthrob to megabudget action star on the back of his everyman appeal — by just being a guy.

"The Hollywood a**hole is becoming a bit of a dinosaur every day, thank God," says Jason Bateman — Reynold's co-star in the upcoming "The Change-Up." "But it's still not the norm to be as decent as Ryan is. Decent without being a boob. He's the World's Sexiest Man and all that sh*t, but he's still a real guy, not a noodle."

Sandra Bullock says her longtime friend and co-star has a complexity beyond the friendly face that ...
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Colin Farrell Gets A Career Do-Over

May 25th, 2011 3:24pm EDT
Colin Farrell
It’s rare in Hollywood for an actor to get a second chance at a career. The most recent example of a career rebirth is Mickey Rourke whose performance in Darren Aronofsky’s “The Wrestler” not only earned him an Oscar nomination, but gave him a new life as a serious and respected actor. In 1994, Quentin Tarantino pulled John Travolta out of the wreckage of his previously successful career and cast him in one of his most iconic roles as the hitman Vincent in “Pulp Fiction.”

Now, Colin Farrell is trying to re-start his career not as the star of mindless action movies (which he quickly became ...
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