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'Community' At PaleyFest: A Taste Of What Being On Their Set Is Like!

March 4th, 2010 11:43am EST
Community Paley fest
My audio recording from last night's PaleyFest panel honoring the acting and producing talent of NBC's hit sitcom, Community, is pretty much nonsensical. Between the raucous laughter from the audience, creator Dan Harmon's long, rambling stories, and star Chevy Chase's Christopher Walken-like way of answering questions, everyone had a ton of fun but it became incredibly clear that the show is even more remarkable simply for managing to get scenes shot, despite the crazy off-screen behavior!

Prior to screening "Physical Education," tonight's episode which features Joel McHale in butt shorts...

Hopes For 2010

January 5th, 2010 12:00pm EST
Hopes for 2010
It's a new year, and it's time to dump the Top Ten lists and look forward to the things we hope to see in the near future. What do we want to see more of? What do we want to see end? Who do we want to see naked? The questions are endless, so here goes:

I hope Megan Fox reconsiders her "no nudity on camera" stance. Halle Berry showed frontal in Swordfish, then did an explicit sex scene in Monster's Ball, and then she got an Oscar. Just saying.

I hope Lost doesn't fall into its disturbingly common habit of making absolutely no sense for episodes at a time. I also hope the finale is rev...

A Chat With Joel McHale & Ken Jeong Of NBC's 'Community'

November 19th, 2009 9:46am EST
Joel McHale
Joel McHale may be one of the funniest men on television today, but he's eager to pass the title to everyone else in his ensemble of Community before taking credit himself for the success of the show.

"I think the scripts for the show are the sort of the strongest scripts on television…if we just get the scripts, and they're amazing, but on top of that, the Russo Brothers love improvisation, so it's like the best of both worlds, and that's why you do get dynamite performances out of Ken. Because he can do the page or he can improvise; he can do it all." A very un-Jeff Winger thing to s...

'Community' Recap:'Introduction To Statistics'

October 30th, 2009 8:27am EDT
NBC announced late last week that Dan Harmon's Community will be picked up for a full season, despite schedule shifts resulting in declining ratings. In just six episodes, the ensemble cast has proven itself greater than the sum of its parts, each character has had a chance to interact with all the others quite differently, adding new dimensions with ease and proving the show doesn't have to rely on Joel McHale and Chevy Chase, because it isn't meant to. The main plot driving this episode is the Spanish class' Día de los Muertos celebration, aka Mexican Halloween, which Sr. Chang and severa...

'Community' Recap: 'Social Psychology'

October 9th, 2009 9:45am EDT
NBC wasn't lying when they advertised Community as a hit before audiences had even seen it. Three episodes in, it already has the buzz to secure a second season. In each episode, writers have found clever ways of allowing the talented ensemble cast to pair off and interact, revealing more about each character. The thirteen episodes of this season will likely color in these characters as the major and minor romantic plotlines flesh out.

This week, Jeff finds himself in the "girlfriend" zone trying to be cool as Britta tells him about her new boyfriend, Vaughn, a hackey-sacking hippie with...

'Community' Recap: An A- For The Tardy & Sperm Jokes

September 25th, 2009 8:00am EDT
The second episode of Community was funnier than the first, meaning I laughed a lot more and it actually tickled me at one point.

This week the ragtag study group anxiously awaits Jeff (Joel McHale), for whom they all have varying degrees of crushes. He shows up late, making the big entrance one would while trying to impress the only one in a crowd who doesn't already love you.

Jeff's indifference toward the band of misfits sets up Pierce Hawthorne (Chevy Chase)'s first big laugh with a highly repeatable pun on the word "tardy." My man Abed makes a meta joke about his character's ten...

Meet The Cast Of 'Community:' Joel McHale, Chevy Chase, Ken Jeong, More

September 22nd, 2009 10:33am EDT
At the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, television fans lined up to get their first glimpse at NBC's new comedy, Community. The stars of the show previewed their first episode a week before it premiered. The show would become NBC's newest comedy hit when it debuted after The Office.

Joel McHale leads a ragtag group of community college students in a Spanish study group, including the Spanish teacher who you'll meet in this week's episode. We met the cast as they prepared to unveil their show.

Joel McHale - Jeff

The host of The Soup is now doing double duty on two shows. "I...

First Episode Of 'Community' Uneventful

September 18th, 2009 10:08am EDT
NBC's supposed smash hit Community got off to an inauspicious start as it premiered Thursday night immediately after The Office. Although NBC is relying heavily on a network television virgin, America is ready for Talk Soup's Joel McHale's career to take off.

A super star on the E! Network, McHale is a very talented comedian but has never played the leading role at any level as a professional. He plays Jeff, a snarky former lawyer who has to enroll back at the local community college because the state bar discovers his undergrad degree is erroneous.

Jeff is a good role for the shar...

Review: 'The Informant!' Has Moments And Some Top Notch Acting

September 17th, 2009 12:04pm EDT
The Informant
Mark Whitacre is, at times comically, a pathological liar who may or may not suffer from Bipolar Disorder. At least, this is the way he's portrayed by Matt Damon in Steven Soderbergh's "The Informant!". Soderbergh makes no attempt to hide that, yes, the events are based on a real life account of the former Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) executive turned FBI informant, but the story has been altered for the sake of creative license. Going as far to warn the audience with an opening written disclaimer that ends with the phrase "So there."

Whitacre's department is losing money. A lot of it. H...

Joel McHale: 'Kanye Was Rude... But Darnit, I Do Love His Music'

September 15th, 2009 3:07pm EDT
Joel McHale
Joel McHale has always been a favorite here at Starpulse, and he's about to make a big splash on NBC this Thursday with his new show Community. PopEater sat down with Joel to talk about the show and the Kanye-Swift showdown.

With 'Community' debuting this week, what kinds of feelings are going through your mind?

Boy, I mean it's pure excitement. It's a dream come true to be on a show like this. It's something I always dreamt of as an actor when I was on stage and going to auditions, and over the years, it's one of those things where you get a pilot, and then it's picked up to have a net...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'The Informant,' 'Jennifer's Body' & More

September 14th, 2009 9:32am EDT
The Informant
Last week, the long weekend gave me a chance to see "District 9" in the movie theater. The film's science fiction elements took a back seat to its moral objective however, which was roughly to serve as an allegory for the Apartheid in South Africa.

Treatment of the aliens by humans, as a subhuman species really becomes emotionally jarring through the intense blood and gore that comprise the latter half of the movie. Audiences ultimately walk away from "District 9" disgusted by the inhumanity of the human race.

A nontraditional narrative, "District 9" is largely told through the use ...

Ten New Fall 2009 Shows We Can't Wait To Watch

September 8th, 2009 9:41am EDT
New fall 2009 TV
Summer coming to an end can only mean one thing - it is time for our favorite television shows to return. Along with the top-rated shows we've come to love, such as Dancing With The Stars and CSI, the fall 2009-10 schedule is filled with newcomers just waiting to hit number one.

Check out our list of the 10 new fall shows we cant wait to watch:

Because one of something is never enough, the CW has taken on another cult-classic remake - Melrose Place. This time around the clothes are skimpier, the people are sexier and the fights are much more entertaining. While the show will have the...

Previewing The Movies: Fall 2009

September 4th, 2009 11:03am EDT
2009 Fall Movie Previews
With summer coming to an end, there's one major thing to consider: what's going to be entertaining for the next three months? We assume you're thinking the same thing (great minds being alike and all), so here's the rundown of what Hollywood has coming:

Gamer (09/04/09)

Director: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor

Starring: Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall

Gamer will be one of the coolest movies of the season because it actually manages to bring a fairly new concept to the action genre. In the near future, with mind control technology pretty much commonplace, billionaire Ken Castle (Michael...

Sneak Peek: Joel McHale's 'Community' (Exclusive Video)

September 2nd, 2009 10:40am EDT
Earlier this summer, Facebook teamed up with the NBC marketing department to bring it back to what it once was: a grassroots college networking site. Through exclusive invitations sent around via Facebook messages, dozens of lucky fans of the new NBC and Joel McHale comedy "Community" got to attend a special screening of the show, followed by a cast Q&A at their local community college.

Last night - after granting Facebook users an instantaneous (and free!) look at the "Community" pilot simply for "Becoming a Fan" of the show on the site - NBC held a screening at "Community's" own Los An...

A Few Must-See TV Shows This Fall (See Clips!)

June 9th, 2009 11:40am EDT
Last week's TV upfronts brought some re-vamps and a whole lot of raised eyebrows, but never fear, is here to sort through the soon-to-be-canceled masses and select a few must-see gems.

Melrose Place Reboot

The CW may have angered some Jason Dohring fans by not picking up his political drama for Fall 2009 - instead opting to choose just another revamp to add to the line-up. The new "Melrose Place" may follow the same formula as the new version of Beverly Hills 90210: campy primetime soap relationship drama set in the shiny, pretty people part of Los Angeles. It will fe...

Our Favorite Recent (And Past) Moments From E!'s 'The Soup'

June 5th, 2009 10:30am EDT
The Soup Host Joel McHale
Check out some of our favorite hilarious moments from E!'s The Soup! Host Joel McHale puts a gut-busting twist on all the celebrity news & gossip that's fit to mock!

Here's two pages of classics & instant classics...

*WARNING: make sure you've emptied your bladder before watching these as we're not responsible for any accidents due to uncontrollable laughter.

"Adam Lambert's De-Flex Body Spray":

"Stay Out of It, Nick Lachey!":

"The Dog Whisperer":

"Christian Bale's greatest bitch-outs" (strong language):

"Twitter ...

Spotlight On Joel McHale Of 'The Soup'

January 5th, 2009 10:02am EST
Joel McHale
You can't help but laugh, and almost pee your pants sometimes, when watching Joel McHale on E! Television's The Soup as he endlessly makes fun of celebrities with absolutely no remorse. It's usually the "faux-lebrities" and reality show stars who have it coming to them anyways. It's funny to hear his jabs at Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Ryan Seacrest and Tyra Banks!

About his hosting job on The Soup, Joel McHale has said, "I've always made fun of television shows and how ridiculous some celebrity behavior is, but I never thought my job would be commenting on it. There's a side of me th...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

August 25th, 2008 9:17am EDT
How I Met Your Mother
Monday, Aug 25

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) - Before "The Bro Code" comes to a bookstore near you, check out its origins as Barney struggles to find a loophole after sleeping with his bro's ex-girlfriend.

The Closer (TNT, 9 p.m.) - Kevin Bacon directs his missus in tonight's episode.

The Hills (MTV, 10 p.m.) - Whitney finally gets some play in New York.

My Super Sweet 16 Presents: Exiled (MTV, 10:30 p.m.) - The parents of those spoiled party girls finally wise up and send their daughters to remote locations instead of lavishing them with new cars.


'Battlestar Galactica' Returns With New Episodes April 4

February 13th, 2008 11:29am EST
Battlestar Galactica
The wait is finally over for Battlestar Galactica fans. SCI FI's Emmy and Peabody Award-winning original series returns for its fourth original season on Friday, March 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT with two back-to-back half-hour specials. The first new episode will premiere the following week, Friday, April 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

"Battlestar Galactica: Revisited" (10 p.m.) will serve up the essential information on the series' past three seasons, providing the uninitiated with an introduction to the characters, relationships and spine-tingling drama that have captured the imagination of audiences ...