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Keri Russell Hid Her Pregnancy In Sundance Film 'Austenland'

January 21st, 2013 2:45pm EST
Austenland
Keri Russell took the stage at the Eccles theater, the largest venue at the Sundance Film Festival, for the premiere of her new movie Austenland. Her costars and director Jerusha Hess joined her. In the movie Russell plays a Jane Austen fan who goes to a Jane Austen resort to live out her fantasy. Russell avoided the mic in a Q&A that followed the premiere screening, but Hess told a funny story about her.

“I don’t know if this is secret, but Keri was a little bit pregnant during that movie,” Hess said. “You can tell by her bust line that it changes. It changes daily.”

As any proper Jane A...
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Bret McKenzie: 'Oscars Bosses Have Made A Big Mistake By Axing Songs'

February 9th, 2012 8:44pm EST
Bret McKenzie
Oscar nominee Bret McKenzie has urged Academy Awards bosses to reinstate the Best Song performances for next year - because he's sure the telecast will be a little boring without a musical number or two.

Officials have dropped the traditional performances of the Best Song nominees for 2012, which means the comedian and actor won't get the chance to croon his "Man or Muppet" tune at the big awards show - and he thinks that'll prove to be a big mistake.

He tells Fandango, "It's disappointing... It's a shame... but I'm not complaining because I still get to go to the Oscars... It would be fu...
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Rhys Darby Confirms 'Flight Of The Conchords' Movie Plans

December 21st, 2011 7:59am EST
Rhys Darby
Comedian Rhys Darby has confirmed the Flight Of The Conchords cast is eager to reunite for a movie based on the hit TV show and may begin work on the script next year.

The series won over critics and fans alike with its 2007 debut, but New Zealand duo Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement ended the show, which also starred Darby, for good in 2009 after two seasons.

McKenzie recently hinted in an interview that a big screen adaptation was in the works, but bosses for American network HBO quashed fans' hopes by stating "There are no plans for a Flight of the Conchords movie."

However, Darby...
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'Flight Of The Conchords' Will Return, Their Director Promises

November 23rd, 2011 10:15am EST
Flight of the Conchords
HBO would have produced more episodes of Flight of the Conchords and the fans certainly would have watched them. But the Conchords themselves decided to stop making the show after only two seasons. You can hear some Conchord-y music in The Muppets, as Bret McKenzie wrote new songs for the film. TV series director James Bobin also directed the Muppets movie, and he assured fans that McKenzie and Jemaine Clement will return. Not on a series, but maybe a special or a movie or something.

“I’m sure,” Bobin said. “Jemaine, Bret and I are constantly in touch. We’re good friends. It’s just a quest...
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Jemaine Clement On Why There Won't Be More 'Flight Of The Conchords'

November 2nd, 2009 2:27pm EST
Flight of the Conchords
The Flight of the Conchords have sworn off a third season of their HBO show, to the dismay of their fans (they actually have more than the one played by Kristen Schaal on TV.) It's just too much work for them, says Jemaine Clement."

"It's sooo hard to get through one because you have to record two albums worth of material, and write a sitcom at the same time it would take to do an album," Clement said. "The next time, we have to write the songs as well, it's even harder. So, I don't know, it doesn't seem worth it for us, I guess. Because if we do a really great job on the third season, i...
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TV Honorees That Should Get Their First Shot At Emmy Nominations

June 10th, 2009 12:02pm EDT
Aaron Paul
Yesterday, we went over the Emmy nominees who have overstayed their welcome. Those perennial TV honorees that simply don't deserve the recognition they once did or, in some cases, never did at all.

So if they're out, who's in? Surely, there can't be too many nominees waiting in the wings. After all, television professionals choose these awards; they can't possibly leave out any substantial number of qualified candidates in favor of perennial duds.

Unfortunately, that's the way it is. Voters simply don't like to change their ways with regards to voting. It almost seems that a ...
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Rhys Darby, From 'Flight Of The Conchords', Prepares For Take-Off

February 10th, 2009 9:42am EST
Rhys Darby
On June 10, 2007, "Made in America," the final episode of The Sopranos, aired on HBO. The proverbial darkness of our television screens was not just because of that half-genius, half-absurd last scene of the Sopranos' finale. Wading through the mire of summer programming -- a hodgepodge of re-runs and reality programming -- I returned to HBO the following Sunday. I returned to find the premiere of one the oddest, weirdest, quirkiest, fun, clever, intelligent examples of television comedy that I have ever seen; while watching, my opinion of the show changed, in order, over those 23 minutes, ...
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