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Luke Wilson Enthusiastic For Armless 'Anchorman' Return

April 9th, 2012 12:11pm EDT
Luke Wilson
Luke Wilson is eager to make a cameo appearance in the upcoming Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy sequel, despite his character losing both arms in the original movie.

Will Ferrell recently confirmed his obnoxious newsman character will be returning to the big screen for a follow-up after several years of financial wrangling with bosses at the 2004 hit's studio Paramount Pictures.

The main cast, including Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate, are all expected to return, and Wilson has also made it known he is eager to rejoin the cast - even though his Anchorman alter ego ...
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It's Official! There Will Be An 'Anchorman' Sequel (Video)

March 29th, 2012 9:19am EDT
Anchorman
Will Ferrell has delighted "Anchorman" fans by confirming his comedy creation Ron Burgundy will be back for a second movie outing.

A follow-up to 2004 cult comedy "Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy," which starred Ferrell as an obnoxious 1970s newsman, has long been mooted, but Ferrell has now revealed he is working on a sequel.

The actor appeared in character as Burgundy during an appearance on Conan O'Brien's TV talk show on Wednesday to announce the news to fans.

He said, "As of 09:00 Mountain Time, Paramount Pictures and myself, Ronald Joseph Aaron Burgundy, have come to terms on...
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James Spader Won't Be Back For 'The Office' Next Year

February 28th, 2012 8:57am EST
James Spader
James Spader's "The Office" duty is over after just one season - the actor won't return for the TV comedy's ninth run later this year.

The star was the first new addition to the cast after Steve Carell announced he was quitting the show last year and he made his debut as paper company CEO Robert California as Carell completed his final shows.

Spader made his full-time debut on the show last September.

Producers tell trade paper Variety it was always the actor's intention to stay for just one season.
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'Community's' Gillian Jacobs Joins Steve Carell In 'Burt Wonderstone'

February 16th, 2012 11:20am EST
Gillian Jacobs
Everybody loves a good magic trick, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, "Community" star Gillian Jacobs is about to pull off a major bit of sleight of hand: She's going to transform from a sitcom sidekick into a movie star right before our very eyes.

Alakazam!

Okay, so it's true that Jacobs, who can currently be seen on NBC's cult sitcom "Community" as would-be psychologist Britta Perry, has appeared in movies before; besides headlining the indie "Helena From the Wedding," she's also had bit parts in larger films like Cameron Diaz's "The Box."

So she has that going for her, which ...
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Al Pacino To Play Villain In 'Despicable Me 2'

February 4th, 2012 7:00pm EST
Al Pacino
Al Pacino has signed on to replace fellow Oscar winner Javier Bardem as the villain in the "Despicable Me" sequel.

The star will join Steve Carell and Russell Brand, who are reprising their animated roles for "Despicable Me 2."

Kristen Wiig and "iCarly" actress Miranda Cosgrove will also offer up their voices for supporting characters.
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NBC Developing 'The Office' Spin-Off About Dwight Schrute

January 26th, 2012 8:32am EST
Rainn Wilson | Photo Credits: Trae Patton/NBC
NBC is planting the seeds for a spin-off of The Office centered on Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) and the Schrute family beet farm, Deadline reports.

The series, which would tentatively launch in early 2013, would follow Dwight's life outside of Dunder Mifflin at his family's beet farm and bed and breakfast. The beet farm has been featured in several episodes stemming back to Season 2, with The Office and Parks and Recreation executive producer Mike Schur playing the role of Dwight's business partner and...

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Steve Carell Is Unrecognizable With Long Blond Hair In 'Burt Wonderstone'

January 12th, 2012 11:00am EST
Steve Carell in Burt Wonderstone
A down on his luck Las Vegas magician (Steve Carell) joins back up with an old partner (Steve Buscemi) to take on a new school illusionist (Jim Carrey) in the upcoming film "Burt Wonderstone." Olivia Wilde also stars.

Carell got into character this week on location in Las Vegas by donning a blond wig, a red velvet suit and a gold medallion. The film is set for release sometime in 2013.

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Jim Carrey's God Complex Returns For 'Bruce Almighty' Sequel

January 10th, 2012 1:08pm EST
Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey has spent plenty of time playing God in the past decade in the fight against vaccines with now ex-girlfriend Jenny McCarthy, but it seems like he's finally ready to keep the God complex where it belongs: on screen.

Slash Film reports that screenwriters Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel are penning a sequel to 2003 hit "Bruce Almighty," featuring Carrey in the lead role

In the first film, which took in nearly $500 million worldwide despite mixed reviews from critics, Carrey played down-on-his luck TV reporter Bruce Nolan whose protestations about the way God (Morgan Freeman) does bus...
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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2012

January 4th, 2012 8:00am EST
Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2012
The year was 1962, John F. Kennedy was President of the United States and the cold war with Russia was in full swing as the world witnessed the Cuban Missile Crisis. Also in 1962, Marilyn Monroe died of a drug overdose at the age of 36 and Johnny Carson took over the duties of "The Tonight Show." Landmark movies that hit the big screen in '62 included "Lawrence of Arabia" and "To Kill a Mockingbird." The Academy Award winner for best picture that year was none other than "West Side Story."

We think you'll be surprised at how young many of today's popular celebrities look who were born in ...
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Golden Globe Nominations: Snubs And Surprises

December 15th, 2011 7:43pm EST
The Ides of March
‘Tis the season… for Ricky Gervais to make nasty jokes and make Robert Downy Jr. blush…. Fa la la la la la la la la. That’s right, the Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning. There were a few surprises, a few snubs, and a few nominees that make you go, “Hmmmm”? Let’s break it down by Movie and TV categories.

Movies

Films like 'The Artist' and 'The Help' dominated, not surprisingly.

The most surprising inclusion here? ‘The Ides of March,’ which up ‘til now was considered an also-ran in awards season. But the film picked up nods for Best Drama, Best Director (George Clooney),...
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'The Help' Tops List Of 2012 SAG Film Nominees

December 14th, 2011 10:22am EST
The Help
The Help has been tipped for glory at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards after receiving four nominations.

The movie will compete for the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture prize, alongside The Artist, Bridesmaids, The Descendants and Midnight in Paris.

The film also earned nods in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category for Viola Davis, as well as Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role thanks to Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer.

Trailing with three nominations was silent film The Artist and...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Mrs. California'

December 4th, 2011 5:58pm EST
Rainn Wilson
Perhaps there are signs of life in ‘The Office’ after all. After the pre-Thanksgiving episode only delivered a few mild chuckles, ‘Mrs. California’ has several hilarious moments, as well as several awkward scenes that are the best since Steve Carell’s departure.

The premise is simple. While Jim is chatting with Andy in his office, a panicked Robert runs in and instructs Andy – through the window glass – that his wife will be coming in shortly and that he should, under no circumstances, give her a job at Dunder Mifflin.

It sounds easy enough, but for Andy, it’s not. And it’s hard to blame ...
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Steve Carell Goes Crazy For 'Lunatics'

November 11th, 2011 12:39pm EST
Steve Carell
Steve Carell has built a career out of playing some less-than-average characters, but his latest film role has him turning into a real head case.

Collider reports that Carell has signed on to star as Philip Horkman, a pet store owner and soccer ref, in "Lunatics," the film adaptation of Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel's novel of the same name.

The movie tells the story of two soccer dads who find themselves at the center of escalating insanity when they cross paths, not limited to running from the law, the government, and a guy in a Chuck E. Cheese costume.

Carell has been keeping busy sinc...
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Check Out 'Crazy, Stupid, Love,' Available 11.1.11

November 1st, 2011 9:26am EDT
Crazy Stupid Love
Sad-sack divorcee Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) finds his second wind in life after meeting a handsome young ladies' man who teaches him how to become a master of the modern dating scene in "Crazy, Stupid, Love."

A devoted family man who married his high school sweetheart, Cal had a great house and a stable job when his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), left him to be with another man. When Emily announces that she's filing for divorce, Cal finds himself awkwardly thrust into the dating scene and begins drinking his nights away at the local pub.

Just when it's starting to look as if there's no h...
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Jobless Charlie Sheen Is The Highest Paid Man On TV (See Who Else Made Big Bucks)

October 14th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen has been named the highest paid actor on TV, despite losing his job on "Two And A Half Men."

The star had a public fall-out with the show's creator Chuck Lorre earlier this year following months of bizarre behavior and he was eventually fired in March.

Ashton Kutcher took over the lead role in the hit show, but Sheen still managed to top Forbes.com's recent rich list.

Sheen pulled in earnings of $40 million, making him the highest paid TV actor between May, 2010, and May, 2011.

He is followed by Ray Romano, who earned $20 million for his now axed "Men of A Certain Age."

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'The Office' Q&A With Ed Helms And Paul Lieberstein

October 7th, 2011 1:44pm EDT
ed helms
“Ed Helms is just an unbridled genius and it was important to us to capitalize on that.” This is the answer given when the question is raised as to why the producers of NBC’s “The Office” decided to promote from within to fill the Branch Manager position when Steve Carrell left the show at the end of last season. The answer was given by Ed Helms himself, joking of course, but his fake bravado isn’t far off.

Helms, who plays Andy Bernard on NBC’s hit show, has launched to superstardom in the past few years thanks to his addition to “The Office.” So why has Helms become so popular as of late...
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Steve Carell Has Murder On The Mind In 'Foxcatcher'

September 30th, 2011 3:06pm EDT
Steve Carell
We're not in Scranton anymore. Steve Carrell, who recently left his role as lovable idiot Michael Scott on "The Office" after seven seasons, is trying his hand on the big screen once again, but this time, he's not going to be getting a whole lot of laughs.

Variety reports that the actor has joined the cast of "Foxcatcher," based on the true story of du Pont chemical heir John du Pont, who was convicted of murdering his close friend, Olympic gold medalist wrestler David Schultz, on the grounds of his Team Foxcatcher wrestling facility in 1996.

While no motive was ever provided for the cri...
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Seth Rogen Calls Barbra Streisand Mom, Dumps Yvonne Strahovsky In 'My Mother's Curse'

September 28th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Seth Rogen in My Mothers Curse
Seth Rogen has had many comedy costars: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, James Franco. Next he has a true diva. Barbra Streisand plays his mother in My Mother’s Curse. Not many people get to call Babs mom.

“I didn’t call her that that often but it was great,” Rogen said while promoting this week’s new release 50/50 at the Toronto International Film Festival. “We actually worked very well together I think. It was a lot like Joe [Gordon-Levitt] in that she really was into being a comedy team. She really embraced the idea that it was a buddy comedy with a mother and son.”

The duo goes on...
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Early 2011 Emmy Predictions: Here's Who Will Win

August 20th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Mad Men
It may be a little early to predict the Emmy winners, but unlike the Oscars, not much changes in the Emmy Awards season once the nominations are out.

The Emmys can be very tough to predict, but we'll take our best shot. Here's who we think will go home with the gold on Sept. 18th. Do you agree?

Outstanding Drama Series
'Boardwalk Empire'
'Dexter'
'Friday Night Lights'
'Game of Thrones'
'The Good Wife'
'Mad Men'

After yet another outstanding season, it looks like 'Mad Men' may make it four in a row. Its only real competition is 'Boardwalk Empire,' which took the Golden Globe, and...
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'Cowboys & Aliens' & 'Smurfs' Tie At Weekend Box Office

August 1st, 2011 8:30am EDT
The Smurfs
"Cowboys & Aliens" and family fun movie "The Smurfs" have tied for the box office top spot - both films opened at the weekend with $36.2 million.

"Captain America: The First Avenger" didn't have enough power to hold onto last week's number one - it fell to third place with $24.9 million.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" raked in $21.9 million to land fourth place, and Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell's new romantic comedy "Crazy, Stupid, Love," rounded out the top five after premiering with $19.3 million.
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Review: Two Jews' Split Over 'Crazy Stupid Love' (Video)

July 27th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Crazy Stupid Love
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: 'Crazy Stupid Love' written by Dan Fogelman (Cars) opens with a shot of two sets of feet underneath a table in a restaurant. The feet belong to Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) and his wife Emily (Julianne Moore) Their feet are very far apart from one another...which tells us...something is not quite right with this couple.

As Cal studies the menu, he says to his wife...'Let's shout out on three what we want' But before he gets to three, Emily blurts out...'I want a divorce'. Not exactly what Cal was expecting.

Cal, up to now, has been living the...
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Nicolas Cage To Star In Indie Musical With Steve Carell & Jack Black

July 25th, 2011 9:26pm EDT
Nicolas Cage
Actor Nicolas Cage has signed on to star in an independent musical with the Hollywood screenwriter/director who helped to land him an Oscar nomination in 2002.

The Ghost Rider star earned Academy Award recognition for his turn in Charlie Kaufman's Adaptation and now the pair is set to reunite for forthcoming project, Frank or Francis.

Comedians Steve Carell and Jack Black are also attached to the movie.

Plot details have yet to be released, but the story is said to revolve around an author called Frank, who clashes with an online blogger named Francis, reports trade paper Daily Variety.
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Cowboys & Aliens,' 'Crazy, Stupid, Love,' & More

July 25th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Cowboys & Aliens
“Captain America: The First Avenger” surprised me last week, by outdoing other summer superhero films like “Thor” and “Green Lantern.” Director Joe Johnston delivers a good old fashioned fun time injecting action, humor, and just the right amount of camp into the film. For more of my thoughts, check out my review.

This week you’ll have the chance to catch the sci-fi action epic “Cowboys & Aliens,” the romantic dramedy “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” the silly comedy “The Smurfs,” the British alien invasion flick “Attack the Block,” the independent drama “The Future,” the biopic “The Devil’s...
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Steve Carell Loved Working With 'Goofy' & 'Child Like' Ryan Gosling

July 20th, 2011 8:43am EDT
Steve Carell
Steve Carell has found an unlikely new double act comedy partner in super-serious movie star Ryan Gosling.

The pair make an unlikely couple in new film "Crazy Stupid Love," but Carell insists "The Notebook" star was a hoot to work with - and he hopes they team up regularly.

He tells WENN, "Ryan is known for his dramatic work and being a very intense actor but he's so goofy and so silly and loved to improvise. He was sort of child-like on the set and so happy to be just playing and having fun and having the freedom to be goofy and silly.

"I haven't seen outtakes but there'll be plenty of ...
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Jim Carrey & Adam Sandler Targeted In Animal Rights Letter Campaign

July 18th, 2011 7:33pm EDT
Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler are among the funnymen who have been targeted by leading animal rights group PETA as part of a campaign to keep animals out of the movies.

Activists were appalled to see real creatures in films like Mr. Popper's Penguins and Zookeeper alongside computerized doubles and now they're appealing to the stars in person, asking them to boycott films that feature performing animals.

Letters have been sent to Carrey and Sandler as well as Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, and Ben Stiller - all of whom have starred in and/or produced films that featured wild animals.

A spokes...
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'Mad Men' And 'Mildred Pierce' Lead 2011 Primetime Emmy Nominations (See List)

July 14th, 2011 10:19am EDT
Mad Men
Hit drama Mad Men looks set to dominate the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards after scoring 19 nominations, including Best Drama.

Mad Men star Jon Hamm will go up against the likes of Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Hugh Laurie (House) and Michael C. Hall (Dexter) for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, while his co-star Elisabeth Moss will battle for the lead actress prize against Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Kathy Bates (Harry's Law).

The Outstanding Drama Series category will be a closely-fought affair - Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Friday Night Ligh...
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'Harry Potter,' 'Super 8' & This Summer's Five Other Must-See Movies

June 9th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The perfect recipe for a summer must-see film boils down to this: it either has to be full of adrenaline pumping action that usually involves some supernatural powers, or it has to be outrageously funny and maybe even a little cringe-worthy, or it’s a romantic comedy, which, hey, is always in season.

This summer has already been kicked off to a start with a string of blockbuster hits. You’ve got your superhero action films, “Thor,” “X-Men,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean,” you’ve got a heaping dose of the funnies, with the record-breaking “The Hangover Part II” and its female equivalent, ...
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Top Ten TV Goodbyes: Who Makes The List?

May 20th, 2011 5:00pm EDT
The Office Goodbye Michael
With Steve Carell leaving ‘The Office’ last month, it’s time to reflect on big goodbye episodes. I thought ‘The Office’ pulled off his departure well, although I’m not sure how I feel about the future of the show.

Here’s my top ten list of other shows that have successfully sent a character off in style. The rules: it is a true “goodbye” episode with a major character or star departing. If it happens off-screen, it doesn’t count. So that’s why I’m not including some obvious departures, such as Rhoda Morgenstern, Frank Burns, Coach Pantusso, etc.

Here they are. Do you agree?

10. T.R....
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Trailer Preview: Three New Movies To Be Excited About

May 9th, 2011 3:42pm EDT
Bridesmaids
I confess that I am one of those people who have to see the previews when I go to the movies. Trailers, persuasively edited, teasers for upcoming films, are designed to seduce and entice with flashes of movies’ brilliance set to powerful scores. They are movies at their absolute best. While I am a sucker for them, I’m blessed with the gift of knowing if I’m going to love or hate a movie solely on those two-minute gems. Being a trailer whisperer won’t bring in the big bucks, but it helps me avoid paying for bad movies that will be on DVD in a couple months. Thanks to my skills, I didn’t...
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'The Office' Recap: 'The Inner Circle'

May 7th, 2011 7:56am EDT
The Office
‘The Inner Circle’ was the first episode without Michael. I don’t know about you, but I felt that loss. More on that later.

The episode centers around Deangelo’s Man's Club (or so it could be called) in which he acts like a dopey, chauvinistic weirdo and all the other guys suck up. People like Kevin are thrilled to be in it, while Dwight insults Deangelo’s every move.

Jim gets himself in an awkward spot when he points out Deangelo appears sexist to some people in the office. As if to prove a point, Deangelo hires a young, female administrative assistant. (Is it just me, or does she l...
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