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Laura McCreary Takes Us Inside The 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Writers Room

June 1st, 2014 1:15pm EDT
Laura McCreary Takes Us Inside The 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Writers
Brooklyn Nine-Nine was a surprise hit for FOX this past season, including raking in two Golden Globe Awards. So what's it like behind the scenes at the fictional 99th Precinct? BFTV sat down with writer Laura McCreary to get some insight into the show's explosion of popularity and how all the laughs come together.

"It's definitely exciting," Laura said of Brooklyn Nine-Nine's success so far. "We had no idea. Obviously FOX is always behind the show, and there was great promotion to start, but we really had no idea if people were watching, how the momentum was doing."

She called working in ...
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TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2014 Edition

March 8th, 2014 4:00pm EST
TV's Sexiest Male Stars 2014 Edition
We are almost into spring and with that, some of our favorite television shows are making their way back onto the small screen. With that, naturally, comes a plethora of hot guys gracing our screens.

With our TV's Sexiest Male Stars of 2014, we aim to give you a piece of the hottest of the hot fellas to give us that extra incentive to watch our favorite shows. Here is what we've got for your viewing pleasure!

Ian Somerhalder, "The Vampire Diaries"

Luke Grimes, "True Blood"

Colin O'Donoghue, "Once Upon A Time"

Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"

Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock"

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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Gets Full Season, Coveted Post-Super Bowl Slot

October 20th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Fox is going all-in with comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

The Andy Samberg-led cop show has been given a full 22-episode order, the network announced recently. To top it off, the comedy will also be shown thirty minutes after the Super Bowl to rake in the ratings.

Fox will be airing a comedy block after the big game, showing New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine to see if they can give the show a new audience. Shows after the Super Bowl are pretty much guaranteed a huge audience: Elementary got 20 million last year and The Voice had 37 million viewers the year before.

Fox chairman Kevin Reilly said,...
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Andy Samberg Marries Longtime Girlfriend Joanna Newsom

September 22nd, 2013 12:00pm EDT
Andy Samberg
Former "Saturday Night Live" star Andy Samberg and his longtime girlfriend tied the knot on Saturday.
 
The actor/comedian and his partner of five years, Joanna Newsom, got married in Big Sur, Calif., in front of family and friends.

Celebrity guests included singer/actor Justin Timberlake and his actress wife Jessica Biel.
 
Samberg, who proposed to Newsom in February, previously said of his wedding planning, "So far, it's been nothing but stress and joy. The joy is the lady herself. The stress is the planning. We tried to go small and it was just impossible. There's too many relatives, to...
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Andy Samberg To New Cast Of 'Saturday Night Live': 'Trust Your Instincts'

September 16th, 2013 3:09pm EDT
Andy Samberg
Andy Samberg has some words of wisdom to the new cast of Saturday Night Live, after 7 years on the show.

He told AccessHollywood.com from the set of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, "Trust your instincts. When we [The Lonely Island] came in, the thing that we did didn't really seem like it would even necessarily fit into the show. But then we just did it anyway, because they encouraged us to do what we do, and it became a part of the show."

Samberg says one pitfall for many newcomers is trying to emulate what has been done on the show before - and instead try to make the show your own. "I was really l...
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Justin Timberlake Shines At Roseland Ballroom

May 7th, 2013 10:31am EDT
justin timberlake at roseland ballroom, nyc
Justin Timberlake rocked the Roseland Ballroom last night in New York City to a sold out crowd. Sponsored by MasterCard Priceless Premieres, fans were treated to songs from all three of Timberlake's studio albums, as well as a sexified cover of "Need You Tonight" by INXS. Jay-Z wasn't in the house, but wife Jessica Biel and Lonely Island cohort Andy Samberg were, and towards the end of the set Timbaland made a surprise guest appearance.

Just recently, Timberlake tweeted out a photo from the studio announcing a September 30th date for the second part of his 20/20 Experience. He also announc...
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The Film Independent Spirit Awards Are Tonight – Check Out Some Past Crazy Moments

February 23rd, 2013 10:00am EST
The Film Independent Spirit Awards
The Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony is tonight and for those that don't know much about it's history, it first started in 1984. It always takes place in a tent and is dedicated to the independent filmmakers of the world. It wasn't always held the day before the Oscars but now that tradition seems set in stone. The atmosphere is much more casual and relaxed than the Academy Award gala - some might say a bit crazy at times. Many of Hollywood's elite attend the event and sometimes things get a little out of hand.

The Film Independent Spirit Awards is truly a one-of-kind ceremony….wher...
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'That's My Boy' Stars Say Movie Is Full Of 'Ninja Turtle' And Vanilla Ice Goodness That Barack Obama Should Love

June 14th, 2012 12:25pm EDT
Classic Vanilla Ice
Rob Van Winkle was famous 20 years ago as his alter ego Vanilla Ice, riding on the single “Ice Ice Baby,” a movie vehicle Cool as Ice and a cameo in the then phenomenon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. Now playing himself in the comedy That’s My Boy, Winkle commented on the lasting impact of his work.

“Listen, it’s a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle world out there,” Winkle said. “Obama grew up to that sh** so I’m excited to bring back some of the old school and then reminisce a little bit.”

The film’s costars were impressed with Winkle’s Obama reference too. Adam Sandl...
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MTV Movie Awards: Emma Watson, Jessica Biel, Kristen Stewart & More Stars Rock The Red Carpet

June 4th, 2012 9:38am EDT
Emma Watson
"The Hunger Games" and the "Twilight" franchise took center stage at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, taking home four and two awards, respectively. But let's be honest - many also tuned in to see the fashion!

"Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson looked adorable in a short multi-colored dress, while Kristen Stewart was her usual quirky self in a silver, yellow and purple dress.

Jessica Biel channeled the 70s with stick straight hair and a white long-sleeved dress. Charlize Theron, whose film "Snow White And The Huntsman" dominated theaters over the weekend, looked amazing in a red strapless...
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Andy Samberg Is 'Officially' Moving On From 'SNL'

June 2nd, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Andy Samberg
Andy Samberg is leaving NBC's sketch show "Saturday Night Live." He follows in the footsteps of Kristen Wiig, who made her final appearance on last month's season finale.

Samberg, who is the man behind the show's star-studded digital short movies, has confirmed reports he's moving on. Samberg spent seven seasons on the show and well known for his "D**k in a Box" comedy video with popstar Justin Timberlake. He gained a cult following with the online sketch group Lonely Island.

"It's an incredibly emotional and strange moment in my life. Obviously it's not a huge shock, but I did officially...
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Must-See SNL Video: 100th Digital Short Starring Bieber, Timberlake & More

May 14th, 2012 8:38am EDT
The Lonely Island
Usher and host Will Ferrell were praised for their performances on "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend, but Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake and Michael Bolton stole the show with their unexpected cameos.

The Lonely Island shows off its musical talents every week on the show, often in collaboration with a celebrity guest. Since their debut in 2005, the group has had hits with "I'm on a Boat" with T-Pain, "The Creep" with Nicki Minaj, Akon's "I Just Had Sex," Rihanna's "Shy Ronnie" and Lady Gaga's "3-Way (The Golden Rule)."

In a hilarious sketch on May 12, Lonely Island members ...
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Rumor Patrol: 'SNL' Cast Member Exodus, 'DWTS' Backstage Fight & More!

April 7th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Kristen Wiig
You'd think there would be a barrage of April Fool's day rumors to deal with this week over at the Rumor Patrol, but in reality it's no more than what we're used to! Let's find out what's real and what's fake from the past 7 days:

SNL Exodus: Could three key Saturday Night Live members be leaving the show to concentrate on movie careers? Us Weekly reports big stars Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, and Jason Sudeikis could all be leaving the venerable live comedy show after the current season wraps up.

Verdict: False, for now. A representative for Wiig and Sudeikis told Gossip Cop, "There is no...
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Check Out 'Friends With Benefits,' Now On DVD & Blu-ray

December 2nd, 2011 7:07am EST
Friends With Benefits
A New York headhunter (Mila Kunis) enters into a no-strings-attached relationship with her latest client (Justin Timberlake) but finds things getting unexpectedly complicated when emotions enter the picture in "Friends With Benefits."

Need some incentive to see the film? Two hot, naked stars!

While promoting the film last summer Mila talked about calling in a butt double for her naked scenes opposite Justin. She explained, "You got side boob out of me. That's a lot. I was compromising - you get side boob or you get butt. You don't get both in one movie."

Justin also bares all in the...
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Andy Samberg Sued Over Rihanna And Seth Rogen 'SNL' Skits

November 4th, 2011 3:28pm EDT
Andy Samberg
Funnyman Andy Samberg is facing allegations of copyright infringement over two songs he performed with Rihanna and Seth Rogen on hit comedy show Saturday Night Live.

Musicians Aleric Banks, aka Rick Tha Ruler, and Monique Hines claim they composed the music Samberg and his The Lonely Island band mates used on their Rihanna collaboration Shy Ronnie and the Rogen-assisted Like a Boss.

The duo accuses Samberg of taking the tunes and putting his own comedic lyrics to them for musical skits on SNL.

The digital shorts, which aired in 2009, have since become big hits on YouTube.com - Like a ...
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Review: 'What's Your Number?' Counts On Chemistry, Is Greater Than Sum Of Its Parts

September 30th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
mine is about 8 and half.
“What's Your Number” first looked to be a movie about how silly magazines like Cosmo craze typically well adjusted women into believing (or trying) ridiculous things in the name of romance and passion. The flip side of this is that these sorts of magazines can also make women believe they are weird, or fat, or slutty. It's the latter in “What's Your Number” a romantic comedy for I'm-not-sure who that manages to delight anyhow.

Things pick up with Ally (Anna Faris) dumping her boyfriend, getting fired, dealing with her overbearing mother, and realizing she's had the most sexual partners (2...
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Emma Stone Re-Enacts 'Star Wars' Scenes In Lucasfilm's Initiative To 'Use The Force for Good' To Benefit Stand Up To Cancer (Video)

September 15th, 2011 11:39pm EDT
Emma Stone SU2C
Lucasfilm announced today that in celebration of the September launch of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray, it is linking up with celebrities, eBay and Major League Baseball to ask fans to Use the Force for Good to support Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). SU2Cfunds groundbreaking cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives.

"Lucasfilm joining with eBay, Major League Baseball and a wonderful group of actors is an amazing force for good being brought to bear in Stand Up To Cancer's fight against this disease,and we are profoundly grateful," said SU2C Co-Fou...
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Acting--The One Thing Justin Timberlake Can't Do?

June 16th, 2011 11:15am EDT
Justin Timberlake
I have been…well, I’ll call it an extremely passionate fan of Justin Timberlake since Dec. 8, 1998. I remember the exact date for two reasons: my mother actually let me go to the 'N Snyc concert on a school night, and because I went in mocking the then booming boyband craze and I left positively infatuated. Being a pop culture maven in training, I marveled at 'N Sync's bleach blond, beatboxing youngest member, Justin. I knew then what has been proven to be overwhelmingly true now: Justin Timberlake is one of the most talented and business savvy stars in the eccentric universe that is Hol...
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Lady Gaga Makes Time To Sign Copies Of New Album 'Born This Way' For Fans In NYC (Pics)

May 24th, 2011 9:46pm EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga made an in-store appearance to promote her new album "Born This Way" at Best Buy in New York City on Monday wearing a barely-there black leather & gold chain outfit with fishnets and black thigh-highs and a pair of her trademark heel-less high heel black lace-up stripper boots.

Gaga's schedule has been packed full with promoting the new disc in NYC for the last few days, beginning with an appearance as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live and shooting funny new spoof music video "3-Way (The Golden Rule)" with Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg for the show.

"Justin's so coo...
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Justin Timberlake's Unaired 'Saturday Night Live' Mozart Skit Is Hilarious (Video)

May 24th, 2011 6:12pm EDT
Justin Timberlake SNL. Credit: NBC
Justin Timberlake poked fun at his dual music and acting careers in a skit for Saturday Night Live; however the clip never made it into the final cut of the show, which is too bad because it's hilarious.

The actor/singer played Mozart in the scene and announced to his pals that he was putting composing on hold for a career as an actor - causing laughter and SNL regular Bill Hader to joke, "Oh Mozart - surely you're joking, you're not one of those musicians who thinks they can act?"

Timberlake goes on to reveal the he and his fellow castmates on 'The Austrian Mouse Club' all "hooked up wit...
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Lady Gaga And Justin Timberlake Rock 'SNL' - Watch The Best Clips

May 23rd, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Lady Gaga Saturday Night Live
Lady Gaga stunned TV viewers in America on Saturday night when she donned a prosthetic baby belly and climbed into a prop delivery room chair during a live performance of hit single Born This Way.

The pop performance artist was the musical guest on the season finale of Saturday Night Live when she left fans scratching their heads with another odd routine.

Towards the end of the tune, the superstar hid behind her dancers, strapped on the belly and was lifted into a birthing chair, complete with stirrups. To add to the wacky routine, her leather-clad dancers then showered Gaga with gold p...
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Michael Bolton Sings About Jack Sparrow On 'Saturday Night Live'

May 9th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Michael Bolton
Crooner Michael Bolton stole the show on Saturday Night Live this weekend, dressing up as Captain Jack Sparrow to film a hilarious music video.

The singer showed off his hidden talent as a comedian when he teamed up with funnyman Andy Samberg and his comedy rap group The Lonely Island for the digital short "Jack Sparrow," a tribute to Johnny Depp's character in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

The funny clip featured Bolton singing about his love for the Disney franchise, while he also appeared on a boat dressed head to toe in pirate gear, complete with Sparrow's signatur...
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Mila Kunis And Justin Timberlake Get Steamy In 'Friends With Benefits' (Video)

April 27th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Friends-With-Benefits
The first “Friends With Benefits” trailer came out around the time that “Black Swan” was released, both featuring Mila Kunis, giving moviegoers a glimpse of what to expect next from the Oscar nominated actress. The title pretty much explains everything. Enter Mila Kunis, Friend A. Enter Justin Timberlake, Friend B. Together, they have benefits – and I’m not talking about health insurance.

But alas, the plot thickens. Another trailer was released recently giving movie fans a better glimpse of what’s to come. Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake are friends who have both just been conveniently d...
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Helen Mirren Steams Up 'Saturday Night Live' With Risque Skits

April 11th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Helen Mirren Saturday Night Live
Oscar winner Helen Mirren turned up the heat on Saturday Night Live this weekend when she locked lips with a Marilyn Monroe impersonator for a passionate same-sex smooch.

The Queen star was the guest host on Saturday's episode, which celebrated the actress' busty figure in a series of risqué sketches.

Mirren's opening monologue saw her serenaded by SNL's male regulars in a modified version of There's Nothing Like a Dame from the musical South Pacific, during which they claimed she was "exactly like the Queen", prompting the actress to quip, "Have you ever seen Caligula? I'm in the orgy ...
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Miley Cyrus Mocks Fergie in Hilarious 'Saturday Night Live' Black Eyed Peas Sketch (Video)

March 6th, 2011 3:40pm EST
Miley Cyrus
There were a lot of good things about this week's Saturday Night Live, and one of them - perhaps the funniest skit on Saturday's show - featured first-time host Miley Cyrus putting her singing voice to good use while mocking Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie.

Cast regulars Kenan Thompson and Andy Sandberg played the two 'other guys' in the group - apl.de.ap and Taboo, respectively - hosting their own talk show which gets crashed by Fergie (Cyrus) and BEPs frontman will.i.am (either totally downplayed or just unconvincingly by Jay Pharaoh).

And who did the "b-list BEPs" have on their "show" as...
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Farrelly Brothers Want to Cast Cher in Their 'Three Stooges' Movie

February 17th, 2011 12:12pm EST
Farrelly,_Peter
Quirky moviemakers the Farrelly Brothers want Cher to play a scary nun in their Three Stooges movie.

Peter and Bobby Farrelly insist the Burlesque star, who played herself in their film Stuck on You, would be the perfect fit for the Mother Superior role in the comedy - and they have a few other dream castmates for the project, which at one point was to include Jim Carrey, Benicio Del Toro and Sean Penn.

Peter Farrelly tells CinemaBlend.com, "We always thought Andy Samberg looks a little like he could play Larry and Johnny Knoxville is a real-life stooge. He's a real-life Moe."
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VIDEO: Jesse Eisenberg and Mark Zuckerberg Finally Meet on Saturday Night Live

January 31st, 2011 9:21am EST
Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse Eisenberg | Photo Credits: Dana Edelson/N
Days after receiving his first Oscar nomination for his performance as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg finally met the man behind status updates and poking on Saturday Night Live.

During the opening monologue, Eisenberg was interrupted by Andy Samberg's impression of Zuckerberg and the two compared tips on how to play the part. "I speak in short-clipped sentences and keep my head very still," Eisenberg said. Samberg said: "I wear this sweatshirt and then I say, 'I'm Mark Zuckerberg.'"

The real Zuckerberg soon crashed the party ("awk-berg" as Samberg...
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Betty White Has Still Got It - SNL Better Recognize

February 11th, 2010 10:00am EST
Betty White Has Still Got It
Who would have thought Betty White would have been a relevant pop culture reference come 2010? Sure she's been immortalized in American television history for her role as "Rose" on the award winning show, "The Golden Girls", which ran from 1985-1992, but now Facebook? Hollywood is always about who's younger and who's hotter, so how can we explain the rise of the Great White?

Well for starters, Mz. White is a maverick and mavericks, to paraphrase Sarah Palin, another aging hot rod, never follow the rules because that's "not mavericky" after all. Post "The Golden Girls" era, Betty cam...
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SNL's Jenny Slate Doing Fine After F Bomb

October 26th, 2009 9:57am EDT
Jenny Slate
Jenny Slate made an auspicious debut on Saturday Night Live this year, accidentally saying the F word in a sketch in the season premiere. Slate remains a part of the cast, and her castmate, Kenan Thompson, reports that everything has settled down behind the scenes.

"Yeah, she's good," Thompson said. "It happens. It's a live show. [Lorne Michaels]'s not going to fire anybody over a slip up like that. That was an innocent thing I think. I don't think she was like, 'This is my chance to say the F word on television.'"

The SNL veterans were sympathetic about the uncertainty that faced Sla...
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Kanye & Amber, Daft Punk & Tron; 'More Than A Game', Kate Voegele, Lady Gaga & More (Videos)

October 5th, 2009 5:31pm EDT
Lady Gaga SNL, Kanye West & Amber Rose Pictures, Daft Punk T
Watch some videos and clips from around the web today. Kanye & Amber Rose do some photo shoot stuff; Lady Gaga brings her eclectic wardrobe to Saturday Night Live, Kate Voegele gives us another update on what she's up to; two spots for "More Than A Game"; Daft Punk rides their light cycles with Tron & more! Check 'em all out!

Kanye West styles Amber Rose for a photo shoot. Check out this behind--the-scenes video and see pics from the shoot and get all the details on her outfits at Elle!

Get psyched for the upcoming Tron sequel with this great mashup video edit from "Tron" an...
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'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs' Isn't Deep, But It's Entertaining

September 16th, 2009 11:16am EDT
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
An animated film described as "a kids movie that the parents will enjoy" is becoming a bit of a hackneyed characterization. Really, what animated film in 2009 isn't described like that? And lately it's not even true. Are "Wall-E" and "Up" really kids films? Wouldn't it be better to describe those films as "parent films that kids will enjoy ?"

The underlying messages in recent Pixar films are too broad to ignore or simply write off as kid films. Is it even possible to have a children's film today without some deep-seated communiqué about saving the planet? Enter "Cloudy With a Chance of ...
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