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'The Hangover's' Ed Helms To Star In 'The Naked Gun' Remake

December 13th, 2013 2:31pm EST
Ed Helms
Ed Helms is set to take Leslie Nielsen's place in a revival of The Naked Gun franchise.

The Hangover star will play moronic Detective Frank Drebin in the new film, which will be written by Reno 911 stars Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, according to Variety.com.

The cop comedy was Nielsen's biggest hit, which also starred Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy and O.J. Simpson.

The film pulled in more than $217 million at the box office over three films in 1988, 1991 and 1994.

Nielsen passed away in 2010, aged 84.
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Check Out 'Planes, Trains, And Automobiles,' 'Naked Gun' & 'Airplane!' On Blu-ray Sept. 25

September 24th, 2011 7:00am EDT
The Naked Gun
"Planes, Trains And Automobiles," "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad" make their Blu-ray debut exclusively at Best Buy on September 25 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Written and directed by John Hughes, the hilarious classic "Planes, Trains And Automobiles" stars Steve Martin and John Candy as a businessman and traveling salesman forced together by circumstance as they try to get home in time for Thanksgiving.

The Blu-ray features a brand new, in-depth retrospective on John Hughes’ career that includes new interviews and explores his indelible impact as...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Scary Movie 2' & 'Scary Movie 3'

September 23rd, 2011 8:12pm EDT
Scary movie 3
Does the hi-def format of Blu-ray enhance the comedy of David Zucker or the Wayans clan? We’re gonna find out when we take a look at the new Blu-ray versions of both "Scary Movie 2" and "Scary Movie 3.5" out this week from Lionsgate. Follow the funny below!

Title: "Scary Movie 2"

Grade: 2

Cast: Anna Faris, Tim Curry, James Woods

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans

Rating: R

Runtime: 82 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate

Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

The Flick: You can definitely feel the Wayans wary comedy vibe all over this one and it’s not all good news. The normall...
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My Favorite TV Police

May 28th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
The Chicago Code
There's no group of people that I love seeing on the small screen than the police. Having been there and done that, I have a certain affection for good portrayals of the men and women in law enforcement. Now that we've recently celebrated Police Week, here's my tribute to the TV cops (note: not federal agents or anything else - just cops!) who've left impressions on me over the years.

Sergeant Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and Detective Ben Gannon (Harry Morgan), NBC's Dragnet

My earliest memories of TV cops have to do with one of the most storied franchises in the genre. Thanks to Nick ...
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Notable 2010 Celebrity Deaths

December 31st, 2010 8:00am EST
2010 Celeb Deaths
Fortunately, 2010 wasn't a big one for celebrity deaths. In 2009, several notables died, including Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze and Farrah Fawcett.

May was a particularly bad month, in which stars such as Gary Coleman and Dennis Hopper passed away.

Casey Johnson, Johnson & Johnson heiress and fiancee of reality star Tila Tequila, died January 4 from diabetic ketoacidosis.

"All My Children" patriarch James Mitchell died on January 22, weeks shy of his 90th birthday. The cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease complicated by pneumonia.

"Poltergeist" star Zelda Rubenstein di...
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'The Exorcist' To Join The Library Of Congress

December 28th, 2010 2:13pm EST
The Exorcist
Iconic films including The Empire Strikes Back, The Exorcist and Saturday Night Fever are to be preserved as American national treasures with an induction into the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.

Twenty five films have been selected to be stored in the national archives as part of an annual drive to preserve movies with artistic, cultural or historical significance.

George Lucas' 1980 sci-fi sequel is among the 2010 inductees and will join the Star Wars film in the archive, while Saturday Night Fever, starring a disco-dancing John Travolta, horror classic The Exorcist, and ...
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Priscilla Presley Pays Tribute To Leslie Nielsen

December 17th, 2010 4:34pm EST
Priscilla Presley
Priscilla Presley has paid tribute to her late Naked Gun co-star Leslie Nielsen in a heartfelt magazine essay.

The funnyman died of complications from pneumonia, aged 84, last month and Presley decided to put her thoughts about him into words for a new Entertainment Weekly magazine article.

The actress recalls how Nielsen helped to calm her nerves on the set of the 1988 movie and she'll always remember his sense of fun. She reveals he greeted her for the first time with a fart machine.

Presley recalls, "I didn't know how to react... He saw the look on my face and started laughing. He...
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Michael Douglas Feeling Stronger Every Day, But It's 'A Long Road Back'

December 3rd, 2010 6:27pm EST
MIchael Douglas
Still awaiting his prognosis after being treated for throat cancer, this week's issue of PEOPLE reports on Michael Douglas, as he focuses on enjoying life with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and their two children, Dylan, 10, and Carys, 7. The Oscar-winning actor, 66, recently returned from a Thanksgiving family getaway in Florida looking tanned, well-rested, and brimming with renewed vigor.

Attending a bris for the newborn son of close friend Ronald Perelman in New York City on Nov. 28th, "he was full of energy," Perelman tells PEOPLE. "His spirits were high." He and Zeta-Jones, 41, wer...
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Financial Problems Throw Leslie Nielsen's Final Film Into Doubt

November 30th, 2010 10:12am EST
Leslie Nielsen
The future of Leslie Nielsen's final film is in doubt because the animated movie's creator is still hunting for investors to finance the project's completion.

The spoof movie legend, who passed away on Sunday aged 84 following a short battle with pneumonia, voiced a character for low-budget venture The Waterman Movie last year.

However, the film's creator Bryan Waterman admits the project is far from ready, telling TMZ.com that a "great deal" of production needs to be completed. He is currently taking donations from sponsors in exchange for a "special thanks" at the end of the movie to ...
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Pays Tribute To Leslie Nielsen

November 29th, 2010 4:18pm EST
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar remembers Leslie Nielsen
Today in his blog, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar paid tribute to Leslie Nielsen who died yesterday at the age of 84. Kareem played a small role and worked with Nielsen in "Airplane!" (1980). Most will agree "Airplane!" was the mother of all spoof movies. Here is Kareem's blog post:

"For me, it was a real pleasure to know and work with Leslie Nielsen. He was a consummate professional when the cameras were rolling. And during down time he was a notorious practical joker. He would often engage the casual acquaintance in what seemed to be a serious conversation while he manipulated a whoopie cushion cau...
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Stars Pay Tribute To Comic Legend Leslie Nielsen

November 29th, 2010 9:02am EST
Leslie Nielsen
Stars including Russell Brand, Slash, Josh Groban and Nia Vardalos have led tributes to late comedy legend Leslie Nielsen, who died on Sunday.

The Naked Gun star passed away in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 12 days after he was admitted to the hospital suffering from pneumonia. Nielsen's death has sent shockwaves through Hollywood and a number of stars have come out on Twitter.com to honor the late actor and his comedy legacy, with many citing the famous catchphrase from his 1980 movie Airplane!, "I am serious, and don't call me Shirley".

Fellow funnyman Brand paid tribute to Nielsen in a ...
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'Naked Gun' Star Leslie Nielsen Dies At 84

November 29th, 2010 12:07am EST
Leslie Nielsen
Leslie Nielsen - one of the most prolific actors in slapstick comedy - died on Sunday afternoon in a big building with patients, but that's not important right now, near his home in Florida.

John S. Kelly, the star's agent, released a statement saying he died from complications from pneumonia at 5:34 p.m. with his wife and friends at hand.

"We are saddened by the passing of beloved actor Leslie Nielsen, probably best remembered as Lt. Frank Drebin in 'The Naked Gun' series of pictures, but who enjoyed a more than 60-year career in motion pictures and television," he said.

Nielsen starr...
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'Airplane' & 'Mission: Impossible' Star Peter Graves Dies At 83

March 14th, 2010 11:49pm EDT
Peter Graves
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Graves, the tall, stalwart actor likely best known for his portrayal of Jim Phelps, leader of a gang of special agents who battled evil conspirators in the long-running television series "Mission: Impossible," died Sunday.

Graves died of an apparent heart attack outside his Los Angeles home, publicist Sandy Brokaw said. He would have been 84 this week.

Graves had just returned from brunch with his wife and kids and collapsed before he made it into the house, Brokaw said. One of his daughters administered CPR but was unable to revive him. Graves' family doctor visi...
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A Look At the Best Cheesy/Sappy Christmas Movies

November 28th, 2008 12:00pm EST
The Perfect Holiday
Starting in October, a very special period begins for the entertainment industry, and I'm not talking about awards season: Christmas movies bust out of their shiny tinsel packaging and take over the airwaves. While channels like CBS and ABC run classics (Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Charlie Brown Christmas) and ABC Family contributes "25 Days of Christmas" with everything from childhood favorites (Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Story) to more recent, low budget productions (A Carol Christmas, Christmas Caper), in my household, I prefer to indulge in a select, specific modern few t...
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Horror-ible Remakes: Why Horror Film Do Overs Often Fail

October 28th, 2008 10:27am EDT
Prom Night
Hollywood seemingly goes through the horror section of a video store to find films they can exploit for a quick profit. This year there was Prom Night, The Eye, Shutter, and One Missed Call, to name a few. Studios continue to produce remakes while attempting to best the originals, but they are not always concerned about quality. What makes these remakes so terrible? (Warning: possible spoilers ahead).

Failure to Change What Was Bad to Begin With

Not all remakes are bad, but there are select films that never were that original to begin with. The original Prom Night (1980) starring...
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Unimaginable Strength, Unbelievable Speed & Uncomfortable Spandex

July 1st, 2008 6:00pm EDT
Superhero Movie
Stripping the spandex trade down to its skivvies, Superhero Movie exposes the hilarity of the comic book genre when an Extended Version of the film arrives on DVD on July 8th from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company.

Following the uproarious misadventures of a high school student after he's been bitten by a mutated dragonfly, Superhero Movie spoofs, satirizes and skewers the conventions of fanboy cinema, taking time along the way to poke fun at some of the juggernauts of the genre - from the X-Men and Batman to Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four.

Masters of comedy Craig M...
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Comedian, Actor and Real Life Doctor Ken Jeong Enjoying Hollywood Success

July 1st, 2008 4:17pm EDT
Dr. Ken Jeong
Honesty's the best policy. That goes for anyone, whether you're a doctor, comedian, actor, or, in the case of Dr. Ken Jeong , all three. Surprisingly, all three careers have much in common: you've got to be quick on your feet, they require long, grueling hours, and sometimes the best approach is the untraditional one. Dr. Ken has committed to honesty and it's taken him a long way, from the shy teen growing up in North Carolina, to working with Judd Apatow and prancing around in a silver jumpsuit, providing backup vocals in viral videos.

When were you first exposed to comedy?

My fi...
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The Ultimate TV Lineup: 'Star Trek,' 'Cheers,' 'Buffy' & Much More

January 29th, 2008 2:58pm EST
Get Smart
Imagine this: through some temporal anomaly, rift in the space time continuum, or other such unique phenomenon, we are transported to an alternate reality. This new world is strikingly similar to our own, with one major exception. The television industry.

In this time-compressed universe, every show in the history of television is currently in production. All original actors/writers/producers are alive. Each show is exactly as it was in its prime, although the number of episodes in each show's original run is irrelevant.

In this brave new world, where every series is in ex...
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Five Television Remakes We'd Like To See, But Probably Won't

January 14th, 2008 4:27pm EST
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
Ahh, the remake. The feelings that are evoked when you hear that your favorite program from yesteryear is being re-thought, re-vamped and re-launched for the new generation are hard to describe. Sure, remakes are almost inevitably likely to fail, but so what? That doesn't make their possibility any less tantalizing.

TV remakes don't happen often, although when they do they tend to come in waves. The crest of the latest remake wave seems to be ominously hovering right over our heads as recent launches of "Bionic Woman," "American Gladiators" and the soon-to-be debuting "Knight Ride...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 11

February 11th, 2007 3:00am EST
Jennifer Aniston
Happy Birthday to "The New World" actress Q'orianka Kilcher (1990), Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland (1981), R&B singer Brandy (1979), Linkin Park singer Mike Shinoda (1977), soul singer/pianist D'Angelo (1974), America's sweetheart Jennifer Aniston (1969), wrestler/fighter Ken Shamrock (1964), singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow (1962), actress Carey Lowell (1961), Brazilian songwriter Sergio Mendes (1941), American actor Burt Reynolds (1936), "Gilligan's Island" movie star Tina Louise (1934), funnyman Leslie Nielsen (1926), Hungarian-born actress Eva Gabor (1919; d. 1995), boxing champ Max ...
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Upcoming 'Gameshow Marathon' To Feature Lance Bass, Leslie Nielsen & Other Celebs

May 25th, 2006 2:35pm EDT
Emmy Award nominee Ricki Lake hosts as celebrities play "Let's Make a Deal" on “Gameshow Marathon,” a new CBS series where classic game shows are played by celebrity contestants. In the second episode on June 1, (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), Lance Bass ('N Sync), Paige Davis (Trading Spaces), Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live) and Leslie Nielsen (Airplane) dress in outrageous costumes and try to avoid getting "zonked" as they compete to win the best prizes and the most cash in an effort to get a spot on "Finalist Row."

After winning in the first episode, "The Price is Right," Brande Roderick...
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Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Feb. 11

February 11th, 2006 3:00am EST
Jennifer Aniston
Happy Birthday to Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland (1981), R&B singer Brandy (1979), Linkin Park singer Mike Shinoda (1977), soul singer/pianist D'Angelo (1974), America's sweetheart Jennifer Aniston (1969), wrestler/fighter Ken Shamrock (1964), singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow (1962), actress Carey Lowell (1961), Brazilian songwriter Sergio Mendes (1941), American actor Burt Reynolds (1936), "Gilligan's Island" movie star Tina Louise (1934), funnyman Leslie Nielsen (1926), Hungarian-born actress Eva Gabor (1919; d. 1995), boxing champ Max Baer (1909; d. 1959), and inventor Thomas Alva Edi...
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Additional 'Scary Movie 4' Cast Members Announced

November 15th, 2005 10:50am EST
Carmen Electra
Carmen Electra, Leslie Nielsen and Simon Rex are all on board for Dimension Films’ Scary Movie 4. The film will spoof horror and superhero movies.

Electra, who appeared in the first Scary Movie (2000), will play a new role in a plotline that parodies The Village. Nielsen and Rex will reprise their roles from Scary Movie 3. The film also features previously announced cast members Anna Faris and Regina Hall.

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