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Steve Carell to star in cancer drama

March 18th, 2014 4:10am EDT
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Actor Steve Carell is set star in Priority List, a film based on the true story of a high school teacher diagnosed with brain cancer and given just months to live.

The Anchorman star will take the lead in the drama based on David Menasche's memoir, titled The Priority List: A Teacher's Final Quest to Discover Life's Greatest Lessons.

In the book, Menasche details his battle with the disease since 2006, to the end of his teaching career in 2012. He then embarks on a cross-country journey to reconnect with his former students from his 15 years as an educator, and ultimately living life to t...

Louis C.K. shares first-feature film online with fans

January 30th, 2014 3:20am EST
Louis C.K.
Comedian Louis C.K. has released a film he made over a decade ago co-starring celebrity pals Steve Carell and Wanda Sykes.

In 1998, the Emmy winner wrote and directed his first feature-length film titled Tomorrow Night, a comedy starring his friends Carell, Sykes, Conan O'Brien and Curb Your Enthusiasm's J.B. Smoove.

Despite the fact the movie screened at the acclaimed Sundance Film Festival, studio executives never picked it up.

Now nearly 16 years later, the funnyman has resurrected the black-and-white movie and made it available to view on his website for just $5 (£3) on Wednesday (29...

Rashida Jones reunites with The Office's Steve Carell in new sitcom

January 22nd, 2014 3:20am EST
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Rashida Jones is reuniting with her former The Office co-star Steve Carell in a new sitcom.

Just days before she makes her final appearance on hit TV show Parks and Recreation, the actress has signed on to star in a new programme called Tribeca.

Co-written by Carell and his actress wife Nancy, the comedy centres on Jones' character Angie Tribeca, an outspoken veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department's Really Heinous Crimes Unit.

Jones and co-star Rob Lowe, who is also departing Parks and Recreation, will make their final appearances in an episode airing in the U.S. next Thursday (30J...

Steve Carell got perfect 1D gift for daughter

January 10th, 2014 6:20am EST
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Steve Carell got One Direction to help him create the perfect Christmas gift for his 12 year old daughter.
The actor met the British boy band - made up of Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne - on an episode of 'Saturday Night Live' and took the opportunity to get a photo of the guys to give to his super-fan daughter Elisabeth Anne.
During an interview with Jay Leno on 'The Tonight Show', Steve Carell revealed: "I really scored big with my daughter. I was on 'SNL' when Paul Rudd hosted and One Direction was the musical guest. I got One Direction to sign one...

Steve Carell Has A New Hip After Surgery

December 20th, 2013 9:32am EST
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Actor Steve Carell has undergone hip replacement surgery to correct an old ice hockey injury.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin star injured himself 12 years ago while playing the sport, but was advised by a doctor to wait to have the surgery and instead treat the injury with painful twice-yearly medical shots.

He finally scheduled the operation for October, but the 51 year old refused to do any research beforehand because he was afraid he would not go through with the procedure.

Carell tells U.S. late night host David Letterman, "I thought, if I watch this (research videos), if I actually know w...

Steve Carell Proclaims Will Ferrell Is 'Almost Impossible' To Work With

December 12th, 2013 12:07pm EST
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Steve Carell found working with Will Ferrell "almost impossible" because he's so funny.

Carell didn't hesitate to sign up for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues as he had the "best fun" ever working on the original film, but struggled to keep his composure while filming some of the hilarious scenes.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the premiere of the new comedy in London, the former The Office star said: "There's a scene we did in a lighthouse with Ron and it's probably the scene I laughed the hardest at. Will was so especially funny that day, it was almost impossible to get it [the scene] don...

Brick Tamland Commandeers Weather Report On British TV Show

December 11th, 2013 9:23am EST
Anchorman 2
On Wednesday, Anchorman star Steve Carell showed off his impressive weather presenting skills after hijacking a broadcast on a U.K. television show.

The 51 year-old comedian, who plays weatherman Brick Tamland in the smash hit comedy and its latest sequel, was being interviewed on morning news program Daybreak when he took his chance to tell viewers about the daily forecast.

Interrupting the show's weather girl Laura Tobin during her segment, he explained Britain could expect heavy fog and clouds, before mocking the presenter, joking, "You're all over the place! This is the hardest job ...

Adam Sandler is Hollywood's most over-paid actor

December 10th, 2013 9:20pm EST
Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler has been named the most over-paid actor in Hollywood.
The 47-year-old comedian, whose recent films 'That's My Boy' and 'Jack & Jill' were labelled flops, is reportedly no longer popular at the box office despite earning huge pay checks to star in every film he makes.
According to Forbes magazine, Sandler's films returned an average of $3.40 for every $1 he was paid.
Katherine Heigl, 35, came in a close second on the list.
The former 'Greys Anatomy' star, who is trying to reignite her TV career by starring in a new NBC series about the CIA after her films 'Killers' and 'One For ...

Will Ferrell wanted to go skinny-dipping in river Liffey

December 10th, 2013 10:20am EST
Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell wanted to go skinny-dipping in the river Liffey.

The 46-year-old actor was keen to jump in the Irish stream during his visit to Dublin last night (09.12.13), and wasn't even put off by the December chill as he vowed to do it "in the buff".

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, he said: "Right about 1am in the morning, if you have the courage to do it, join us."

The funnyman was joined by his co-star Paul Rudd for the 'Anchorman 2' premiere in the capital, who joked that the Irish authorities had banned him from taking in his character Brian Fantana's Sex Panther Cologne into th...

Pharrell Williams creates first 24 hour long music video

November 21st, 2013 8:30pm EST
Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams has created the very first 24-hour long music video, which features fans and celebrities lip-syncing to his new track, Happy.

The innovative hip-hop superproducer has released a day long video for his four-minute song, which is featured on the soundtrack to the animated hit film, Despicable Me 2.

Viewers can log on to and create their own version of the Happy video by switching between channels which showcase different people dancing and singing along to the song.

Not only does Williams appear in the video, but there are cameos by Despicable Me 2 star...

Leighton Meester and Adam Brody engaged?

November 20th, 2013 6:20am EST
Leighton Meester
Leighton Meester and Adam Brody have reportedly got engaged.
The couple - who co-starred in 2011 romantic-comedy 'The Oranges' - only went public with their relationship in February, but are allegedly already planning to tie the knot after the 33-year-old actor secretly popped the question earlier this week.
An insider told America's Star magazine: "Leighton and Adam are crazy about each other and have talked about getting married eventually.
"But she had no idea when he would propose so soon! It was the surprise of her life and she's ecstatic!"
The 27-year-old beauty - who is known for h...

Watch The Amusing New Trailer For 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'

October 23rd, 2013 8:22am EDT
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"From deep in the hinterlands to the greatest metropolis on earth, they came in to reclaim the glory they once knew..."

Ron Burgundy and his news team head to New York City in the new trailer for "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." The clip begins with an unexpected death, but don't worry, your beloved characters are all back for the anticipated sequel.

Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Meagan Good, and Kristen Wiig all make appearances in the film, which hits theaters on Dec. 20.

The crew joins GNN (Global News Network), and of course crazy antics ensue.

Steve Carell to executive produce comedic game show

October 9th, 2013 3:02am EDT
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Actor Steve Carell is returning to American TV as the executive producer of a zany game show which pits celebrities and comedians against each other on a sloping stage.

The former The Office funnyman is set to helm eight-episode series Slide Show on America's FOX network.

The show will feature a number of stars trying to sing, dance and perform sketches - all while balancing on a stage, which is tilted at a 22.5 degree angle.

Hoping for another big TV success, Carell jokes, "Comedy is subjective. But if you don't find Slide Show to be funny and enormously entertaining, then you will neve...

Ricky Gervais taking The Office boss to the big screen

August 22nd, 2013 3:02am EDT
Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais has set his sights on taking his most famous comic creation from The Office to the big screen.

The British comedian recently resurrected David Brent, the cringe worthy paper company manager he played in the original U.K. TV series, for a one-off series on

Learn Guitar with David Brent proved a hit with fans and racked up millions of views, and Gervais now admits he wants to take his embarrassing character to Hollywood.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the funnyman explains that the Internet show is the first step towards creating a feature film abou...

Jim Rash moved The Way Way Back shoot to accomodate Carell

July 31st, 2013 3:21am EDT
Jim Rash
Actor-turned-director Jim Rash was so desperate to land Steve Carell as the lead in his new comedy drama The Way Way Back, he took the shoot to Massachusetts so the actor could work and still spend time with his family.

Rash, who won an Oscar as the screenwriter of George Clooney's The Descendants, admits he was willing to do whatever was necessary to secure the Despicable Me star's talents to portray Trent, the overbearing boyfriend of Toni Collette's character in the coming of age movie.

He says, "My writing partner, Nat Faxon, and I wrote a letter to Steve to chase him. He wrote back t...

Steve Carell: 'My Dream Is To Be A Bond Villain'

June 28th, 2013 8:36am EDT
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Steve Carell is eager to shed his good guy image to play a James Bond villain.

The Office star is famed for his hapless roles in movies such as The 40 Year Old Virgin, Date Night, and Crazy, Stupid, Love, but he wants fans to see him in a new light.

Carell tells Britain's The Sun, "My dream is to be a Bond villain. Everyone wants to be in a Bond film. There's an interesting way that people depict Bond villains that they're charismatic and almost likeable, almost redeemable and human.

"Not a caricature or a villain but a human being who does bad things. I think it's most actors' dream ...

Steve Carell loves to play Gru at parties

June 24th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
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Steve Carell's animated character in the Despicable Me movies has provided him with the perfect party trick - he thrills kids by chatting to them as dastardly mastermind Gru.

The funnyman recently dressed up as his character for an interview on Ellen DeGeneres' U.S. TV show and he admits he loves putting on his Eastern European accent to wow friends' children.

Carel tells WENN, "It is the best party trick for friends of my kids. They love it. But my kids might be getting sick of it at this point."

And he loved appearing as Gru on DeGeneres' show: "I figured I want to do it once. I want t...

Stay Classy, New York -- First Full Trailer For 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' Released

June 19th, 2013 5:49pm EDT
Anchorman: The Legend Continues
The Legend Continues this December as newscaster Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) returns to the screen in Anchorman: The Legend Continues.

The first full trailer for the film was released Tuesday, showing that the San Diego news crew has moved on to the Big Apple to help usher in the era of the 24-hour news network.

"Even though it's going to be a big silly movie, it's all about the rise of the new media and 24 hour news cycle, and there's a lot of interesting points to make about that while being silly..." director Adam McKay told Indiewire last fall. "...It's just funny that Americans have ...

Steve Carell Does Entire Ellen DeGeneres Interview In Character As Mr. Gru From 'Despicable Me 2'

May 30th, 2013 6:30pm EDT
Steve Carell as Gru
Steve Carell stopped by the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday and did his entire interview in his character Gru from the upcoming Despicable Me 2.

Wearing a bald head wig, a pointy prosthetic nose, an oversized nose and his signature black and grey striped scarf, the evil genius turned good guy said he was excited for his first ever appearance on television.

He also said that although he hadn't met her before his appearance, he did stand behind Ellen once at a Stabucks. He said she ordered a latte.

Ellen quizzed her usually animated guest on where his accent comes from.

"I'm from Albuque...

Gru & His Minions Are Back With Cool Cars, Gadgets And More In New 'Despicable Me 2' Trailer

March 19th, 2013 9:27pm EDT
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It's almost time for Minion madness again as super-villain Gru (Steve Carell) and his three adopted daughters get set to embark on a whole new adventure in Despicable Me 2.

"Gru's back in the game with cool cars, gadgets and weapons!" Gru exclaims in the new trailer, released Tuesday.

This time around Gru is recruited by the 'Anti-Villain League' to use his expertise as a villain to help stop a new bad guy (Al Pacino) from taking over the world.

"Despicable Me 2" hits theaters July 3. Miranda Cosgrove, Kristen Wiig, Ken Jeong, Steve Coogan, Moises Arias, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher and Russ...

Steve Carell Personally Asked Jim Carrey To Star In 'Burt Wonderstone'

March 13th, 2013 4:07pm EDT
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Jim Carrey signed up to appear in new movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone after the film's lead Steve Carell personally called him about the role.

The 40 Year Old Virgin star portrays a flamboyant Las Vegas magician in the comedy, and he had Carrey in mind for the part of his onscreen rival Steve Gray, a daring street performer.

Carrey tells, "Well you know, it was really about my friend Steve Carell calling up and saying, 'You want to jump in and have some fun?' Pressure's off me man. I was just having a blast in this thing. And also just the idea of a character that is ...

8 Stars Attending SXSW

March 13th, 2013 2:20pm EDT
Selena Gomez
Starstruck? Find out which celebrities are attending the South by Southwest Conferences and Festivals March 8-17 in Austin, Texas. The SXSW features seven separate festivals including: music, film, interactive, gaming, trade show, music gear and flatstock. In 1987, only 700 people showed up. In 2013, 300,000 are expected to attend, generating $190 million in revenue for the city of Austin. Here's who you can expect to see if you're attending the event.

1. The Brave and Daring: Selena Gomez

Selena can do it all: act, sing, design clothing and enthrall us all with her charms. Beyond her p...

Tina Fey And Steve Carell To Reunite For 'Mail Order Groom'

January 29th, 2013 6:38pm EST
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Date Night stars Tina Fey and Steve Carell are reuniting for a second outing on the big screen.

The two actors teamed up to play a married couple in the 2010 comedy, and Fey has now revealed they will be getting hitched again for a new film called Mail Order Groom.

During a press conference after the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Fey told reporters she hopes to start shooting the movie once she finishes work on the next Muppets installment.

She says, "I'm going to London in March to film the next Muppets movie. That's immediately what's next. But I'm hopefully shooting a movie called Ma...

'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' Trailer Is Pure Magic

December 21st, 2012 1:50pm EST
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Comedy, like magic, is an art and a skill that is almost impossible for the average person to quantify or explain. Being able to consistently make people laugh is one of the most difficult tricks of all; it makes sawing a person in half seem like child's play (note to children: Do not try to saw anyone in half).

So what happens when you combine comedy and magic? You get the fantastic first trailer for "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone."

Here's the scoop: Steve Carell stars as Burt Wonderstone, a big time Las Vegas magician who, along with his partner (Steve Buscemi!), has been on top of ...

The Minions Are Back In An All-New Trailer For 'Despicable Me 2'

October 31st, 2012 7:47pm EDT
Despicable Me 2
Gru and his minions are back! The second trailer for Despicable Me 2 was released on Wednesday; and, much like the first teaser that arrived in March, this one focuses on the minions once again, as two of them appear to get abducted by aliens.

Director Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team have created an all-new animated adventure featuring the return of Gru (Steve Carell), the girls, the unpredictably hilarious minions... and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.

Despicable Me raked in more than $540 million at the box office, becoming the 10th biggest animated m...

The Office To End After Upcoming Ninth Season

August 21st, 2012 10:12pm EDT
The Office
The upcoming ninth season of hit comedy The Office will be its last.

The Emmy Award-winning series, based on comedian Ricky Gervais' hit British incarnation of the same name, premiered in 2005, essentially launching the careers of several little-known actors, including Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Mindy Kaling and Jenna Fischer.

The program has gained a large following ever since, thanks to lead characters Ed Helms and Steve Carell, who quit the series last year, but on Tuesday, executive producer Greg Daniels shocked fans by announcing they are calling it quits.

He tells The Hollywood ...

The Apocalypse Is Beautifully Tragic In 'Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World'

June 22nd, 2012 12:08am EDT
Seeking a Friend
The apocalypse has never been more hilarious or beautifully tragic than it is in Lorene Scafaria’s directorial debut “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.” Her film effectively employs humor to make light of its apocalyptic premise, although it doesn’t treat its subject lightly. The movie, which is an honest tale about regret and love, will have you laughing at the beginning, but by the end you’ll be tearing up.

“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” opens with a strangely comedic moment. Dodge (Steve Carell) is sitting in the car with his wife, as a radio announcer confirms t...

Steve Carell Delivers Keynote Speech To Princeton Graduates

June 4th, 2012 10:31pm EDT
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Comedian Steve Carell helped to cheer up students graduating from America's prestigious Princeton University by delivering a joke-filled speech on the eve of their commencement on a rainy Monday morning.

The Crazy, Stupid, Love star braved the wet weather and returned to school in New Jersey, where he addressed graduates, including his niece Maggie, on Class Day.

Keeping a straight face, he said, "You are young. And because you are young you are wrong."

During his 15-minute keynote speech, Carell admitted that his college experience was far removed from the technology-filled world of tod...

'Anchorman 2' Teaser Trailers Hit The Web

May 21st, 2012 3:09pm EDT
The Channel 4 news team is back! Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Champ Kind (David Koechner), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) have set the stage for the 2013 return of Anchorman in a pair of funny teaser trailers.

No word on if Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) will return, as she's nowhere to be seen. In fact, no footage from the film is in the trailers - just some hilarious dialogue as part of the film's announcement.

While the first teaser is being aired before The Dictator, a second has already hit the web with alternate lines - we wouldn't be surpr...

'The Office' Recap: 'Free Family Portrait Studio'

May 12th, 2012 4:54pm EDT
Angela Kinsey
‘The Office’ has limped to the season-ending finish line with ‘Free Family Portrait Studio.’ With only a couple of laugh-out-loud moments and plenty of change ahead, it makes one worry for the series’ future. But let’s start with what actually happens.

Andy returns to Dunder Mifflin (again) looking pathetic as ever. He’s dressed like a janitor and asks Nellie for any sort of work. She allows him to be a carpet cleaner, for which he appears grateful. As it turns out, though, he’s just putting on an act. He knows David Wallace has bought Dunder Mifflin and that he will be returned to the pos...

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