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Bradley Cooper helped to organise Barack Obama's Between Two Ferns sketch

April 2nd, 2014 9:30pm EDT
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Bradley Cooper has been credited with introducing President Barack Obama to his The Hangover pal Zach Galifianakis after reportedly coming up with the idea for the U.S. leader to film a mock-interview to promote his new healthcare initiative.

Funnyman Galifianakis scored a huge Internet hit last month (Mar14) after sitting down with the politician for his irreverent FunnyOrDie.com web series Between Two Ferns, on which Obama was grilled on topics as varied as North Korea, his birth certificate and being "a nerd".

It racked up three million hits within just two hours of going live and prov...
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Zach Galifianakis' web chat with Obama a big hit

March 11th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
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U.S. leader Barack Obama's TV interview skit with The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis became a huge Internet hit on Tuesday (11Mar14), and provided a big boost to the President's new healthcare initiative.

Funnyman Galifianakis was stunned when Obama's aides reached out to FunnyOrDie.com bosses, who air the bearded star's irreverent web series Between Two Ferns, and asked if the zany comic would be interested in sitting down with Obama.

Director/comedian Scott Aukerman explains, "The White House came to us and really wanted to do it. They really wanted to get the word out about the Afford...
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Mike Tyson to produce movie about his life

January 14th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Mike Tyson
Former boxing champion Mike Tyson is set to produce a movie about his early years in the ring.

The Hangover star will work with his wife, Lakiha Spicer, to chronicle his meteoric rise to the top of the boxing world, which resulted in him becoming the youngest heavyweight champion ever at the age of 20.

Tyson is looking to cast an unknown to play himself, but he wants Kevin Spacey to portray his mentor and trainer, Cus D'Amato, and Helen Mirren to star as his adoptive mother, Camille Ewald, according to the New York Post.

Last year (13), Tyson brought his life story to the Broadway stag...
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Newlywed Justin Bartha set to become a first-time dad - report

January 6th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Justin Bartha
The Hangover star Justin Bartha is set to become a dad.

Sources claim the actor's new bride Lia Smith is pregnant.

The couple exchanged vows in Hawaii at the weekend (04Jan14) and now insiders claim the personal fitness trainer is expecting the newlywed's first child.

One onlooker tells UsMagazine.com, "She had her hand on her stomach most of the time and looked like she had a little bump."

Bartha proposed to Smith in May (13).
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Ken Jeong Wants To Do Another 'Hangover'

November 30th, 2013 12:02pm EST
Ken Jeong
Ken Jeong would love to do another 'Hangover' movie.

The 44-year-old actor played flamboyant Chinese gangster Leslie Chow in the franchise's three films, and insists he would "do anything" to portray the character again, despite admitting it is unlikely there will be a fourth installment.

He said: "I would do anything for the 'Hangover' franchise. I would love to do more Chow but we definitely ended 'The Hangover' as we know it with 'Part III'.

"While we were filming, we knew it would be the last one. If it wasn't for 'The Hangover', I wouldn't be here talking to you.

"Every bit of succ...
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Mike Tyson would love to own another tiger

November 28th, 2013 3:10am EST
Mike Tyson
Boxer-turned-actor and entertainer Mike Tyson still dreams of owning tigers again after cuddling up to his favourite big cat when he was a super-rich sportsman.

Tyson has made no secret of his financial troubles and admits the one thing he misses most about being a multi-millionaire is being able to afford to keep a tiger, which once roamed around his sprawling Connecticut estate.

He'd like to have another pet tiger, but his wife has insisted that any big cat he brings home will have to live apart from their kids.

The Hangover star says, "One day when I ever make any money... I'll have t...
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Mike Tyson turned down party with Bieber

September 5th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
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Boxer and actor Mike Tyson turned down the chance to hang out with Justin Bieber in the Bahamas - because he refused to leave his family for a party.

The Hangover star reveals he was relaxing at home when a friend called and introduced the pop superstar, who then struck up a conversation with the former champion.

Tyson opened up about his personal problems and Bieber suggested he hop on a plane and join him in paradise in a bid to forget all his troubles.

He recalls, "He said, 'Come out of it, Mike. Go to the airport... I'm sending a plane.' I'm married with two little kids, you think my...
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LOL: Check Out 'The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Comedy' On DVD July 2

June 30th, 2013 6:48am EDT
Warner Bros Comedy Collection
Get some of film's most classic comedies in a new DVD box set as part of Warner Bros. 90th Anniversary. Favorites including "Caddyshack," "Blazing Saddles" and "The Hangover" are just a few of the laugh-out-loud films included in the 20 film collection.

A band of young boys find a treasure map and embark on a magical adventure in 1985 hit "The Goonies," while Chevy Chase, Ted Knight, Bill Murray and Rodney Dangerfield are pure comedy gold in the hilarious 1980 summer blockbuster, "Caddyshack."

When his parents go out of town, an upper-middle class high-school senior (Tom Cruise) meets u...
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Zach Galifianakis cuts back on boozing after New York street encounter

May 16th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Zach Galifianakis
The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis has cut back on his boozing after an altercation with a Jaguar driver and his passenger following a drunken night out in New York City.

The funnyman was walking home when the motorist almost hit him on a crosswalk, prompting angry Galifianakis to slap the car with his hand as it whizzed by.

The driver stopped the motor and he and his pal confronted the actor in the street.

He recalls, "I keep walking... and I turn around and it's two six-foot-six guys... and they both, at the same time, spit in my face... I was so stunned. They walked away... and I rem...
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Justin Bartha underwent humiliating wax treatment to play punk icon Bators

May 15th, 2013 8:52pm EDT
Justin Bartha
The Hangover star Justin Bartha underwent extensive waxing to play punk icon Stiv Bators in new movie Cbgb.

The actor realised he would have to get rid of his body hair as he researched his role as The Dead Boys frontman, and went all out to look smooth.

Bartha explains, "They took the Jew right out of me... I got it all waxed, baby! Stiv used to do some drugs and drive down the highway and they (bandmates) used to moon people while they were driving... He also gets oral sex onstage (in the movie).

"Normally, I have some hair on my body and I knew I would have to lose some weight (to pla...
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Mike Tyson lands cartoon detective show

May 13th, 2013 12:47pm EDT
Mike Tyson
Former boxing champion-turned-actor Mike Tyson is getting animated to star as a crime-solving detective in a new TV series.

The Hangover star has signed a deal with America's Adult Swim cable network for the Mike Tyson Mysteries, which will feature a character voiced by the retired sportsman, who receives help on his adventures from a magical face tattoo and his foul-mouthed pigeon sidekick. Tyson himself is famous for the tribal inking on his face and is also known for owning racing pigeons.

The 15-minute shows have yet to be given a premiere date.
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Zach Galifianakis returns to former workplace on manager's request

May 10th, 2013 10:37am EDT
Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis took a break from Hollywood to return to his humble roots as a bar boss in New York earlier this week (06May13).

The Hangover star worked as a night shift manager at the Stand Up NY comedy club in the Big Apple until four years ago, when he started to make it big in acting.

The club's owner Dani Zoldan reached out to her former employee on Twitter to see if he would come back for one night - and the funnyman agreed.

Writing on her Facebook.com, Zoldan explained, "Zach Galifianakis used to work at Stand Up NY as a night manager & I tweeted him as a joke if he can fill in...
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'The Hangover Part III' Trailer Promises More Hilarious Antics From The Wolfpack

April 12th, 2013 5:52pm EDT
The Hangover Part III
The latest trailer for The Hangover Part III is finally out, and the new promo reveals a lot more of the movie's plot than the first teaser that was released early last month.

This time around, the "Wolfpack" -- Alan (Zach Galifianakis), Phil (Bradley Cooper) and Stu (Ed Helms) -- returns to where it all started -- Las Vegas.

This time around a crime boss (John Goodman) tracks down the Wolfpack and takes Doug (Justin Bartha) hostage until the guys can deliver Chow (Ken Jeong), who stole $21 million from the kingpin.

Heather Graham (Jade) and Mike Epps (Black Doug) reprise their roles fro...
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Mike Tyson: 'I Was High On Cocaine During 'The Hangover''

December 3rd, 2012 11:15am EST
The Hangover
Mike Tyson struggled with his lines during his cameo in The Hangover because he was "high on cocaine" during the shoot.

The boxer made an appearance in the hit 2009 comedy and his stint was so popular, he was hired to return in 2011 sequel The Hangover Part II.

However, Tyson has now revealed he was high on drugs when he filmed his scenes for the first movie, and credited his co-stars with helping him cope despite his raging personal problems.

He tells TV show In Depth with Graham Bensinger, "(During) the first Hangover, the guys just had my back so much. They carried me real good. I ...
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'21 and Over' Trailer Teases College Version Of 'The Hangover'

November 12th, 2012 2:43pm EST
21 and Over
Why did the buffalo cross the road? Somehow, it's because a bunch of university co-eds got hammered.

Behold the first trailer for the newest brainchild of "The Hangover" writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.

Co-written and directed by the duo, "21 and Over" stars Justin Chon ("Twilight") as a straight and narrow pre-med student whose buddies — Skylar Astin ("Pitch Perfect") and Miles Teller ("Project X," "Footloose") — are bound and determined to make him celebrate his 21st birthday in properly debaucherous form.

Above his father's strict instructions, Chon's Jeff Chang finds himself dragg...
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'The Hangover 3' To Be Set In Tijuana, Mexico?

May 27th, 2012 1:01pm EDT
The Hangover
The third The Hangover movie will be set in Tijuana, according to new reports.

An insider close to the top secret sequel developments tells Life & Style magazine that director Todd Phillips will shoot much of the new film in Los Angeles and Las Vegas before taking castmates Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis south of the border into Mexico.

The two previous comedies were set in Las Vegas and Thailand.

The Hangover 3 is scheduled to hit cinemas in May, 2013.
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'The Dictator' And 15 Other Beards That Steal Movies

May 16th, 2012 1:07pm EDT
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Sacha Baron Cohen brings his trademark ridicu-shock humor to his new film "The Dictator," but it may be his beard that steals the show.

He plays Admiral General Aladeen, deposed dictator of the (fictional) Republic of Wadiya, who flees to the U.S. when his country converts to democracy. As a dictator, he's used to ruling with an iron fist, an incorrigible sense of righteous cruelty, and a thick, bushy beard that could house several terrified baby sparrows.

Aladeen may feel like a fish out of water in New York City, but he'd feel right at home among Hollywood's most magnificent beards of a...
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'The Office's' Ed Helms To Release A Bluegrass Album

May 3rd, 2012 12:28pm EDT
Ed Helms
You can try coffee, Alka-Seltzer, or a Bloody Mary, but to recover from his "Hangover," actor Ed Helms likes to unwind playing Appalachian-style bluegrass music. While it may seem like a weird vanity project or attempt to give his pal Steve Martin a run for his money, Dr. Stu Price can actually pluck a mean banjo.

Ed Helms and the Lonesome Trio started as he and Oberlin College classmates Jacob Tilove and Ian Riggs began pickin' tunes for fun in their dorm, but now two decades later they're making it official as The Hollywood Reporter says the group will cut an actual bona fide album.

"W...
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Sean 'Diddy' Combs Angling For Role In The Next 'Hangover'

April 23rd, 2012 12:49pm EDT
Get Him To The Greek
Sean 'Diddy' Combs has sparked rumors he is fishing for a cameo role in the next The Hangover sequel after he was spotted meeting with director Todd Phillips.

The rapper has been pursuing an acting career over the last few years, landing a two-episode role in CSI: Miami, a slot on Hawaii Five-0 and a part opposite Russell Brand in 2010 comedy Get Him to the Greek.

He also won his first Oscar in February after working as an executive producer on sports documentary Undefeated, which was named Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards.

Combs is now said to be going after a role in t...
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Ken Jeong Joins Michael Bay's 'Pain and Gain'

April 6th, 2012 8:27am EDT
Ken Jeong
Ken Jeong is ready to pump some iron — and steal some scenes.

The "Hangover" star is reuniting with his "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" director Michael Bay for the bodybuilding crime thriller, "Pain and Gain," according to Heat Vision.

"Pain and Gain" is based on the true story of Miami Beach bodybuilders who headed a disastrous kidnapping and extortion ring.

At $35 million, the film has the lowest budget of any Bay-directed film since the original "Bad Boys" (which, believe it or not, had a budget of only $19 million), a film for which Bay sacrificed part of his salary in order to sho...
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Mike Tyson Escaped DUI Charges While Driving High On Cocaine

April 4th, 2012 10:20pm EDT
Mike Tyson
Former boxer Mike Tyson has revealed he once dodged a DUI arrest after police pulled him over while his was driving high on cocaine - because they were big fans.

The Hangover star made the confession during an appearance on late night show Conan on Tuesday, recalling the cops even agreed to take him to his drug dealer's house.

Tyson said, "When they pulled me over, I said, 'It's over, man...!' But they (cops) said, 'Mike, that was awesome in The Hangover, that was great!' And I said, 'Excuse me, would you take me to this address, sir?'"

The sportsman also revealed he didn't have his driv...
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The Wolfpack is Back - 'The Hangover Part III' Gets Release Date

March 23rd, 2012 2:00pm EDT
The Hangover Part II
The Wolf Pack is gearing up for one more night of forgotten debauchery. Warner Bros. announced that The Hangover franchise will return to theaters one more time, with The Hangover Part III scheduled to release May 24th - the coveted Memorial Day weekend.

Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis are currently set to reprise their roles, although director Todd Phillips is keeping the plot under wraps. "We're going to surprise a lot of people with the final chapter we have planned," says Phillips in the press release. "It will be a fitting conclusion to our three-part opera of mayhem, d...
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'The Hangover' Bosses Hit Back At Louis Vuitton Lawsuit

March 16th, 2012 3:31pm EDT
Zach Galifianakis
Movie executives behind The Hangover sequel have fired back at a lawsuit filed by bosses at Louis Vuitton over a designer purse carried by Zach Galifianakis' character in the comedy.

Officials at the French fashion house filed court papers in December, claiming a handbag bearing an LVM logo, which is featured in The Hangover II, is a fake.

Galifianakis's character actually mentions the company by name in one scene, clutching the bag and saying, "Careful, that is a Louis Vuitton."

Vuitton bosses want the scene to be cut from the film, claiming it could cause confusion among consumers, ...
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Katharine Mcphee Regrets Missing Out On Role In 'The Hangover'

February 7th, 2012 9:30pm EST
Katharine McPhee
Singer/actress Katharine McPhee is still kicking herself after losing out on the chance to play Justin Bartha's fiancee in box office smash hit The Hangover.

The American Idol star auditioned to play bride-to-be Tracy Billings in the 2009 comedy but McPhee admits the test failed to win over director Todd Phillips - and the role went to former model Sasha Barrese.

She tells People.com, "It was between me and the girl who got it... I didn't get it, but I went all the way. I would have loved to play that part."

However, the 27 year old, who now stars in sure-to-be hit Smash, didn't hold a g...
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Mike Tyson Warns Dubai Fans About Bogus Appearance

December 30th, 2011 9:44am EST
Mike Tyson
Former boxing champion Mike Tyson has apologized to fans in the Middle East following bogus reports which suggested he is set to appear at a fight in Dubai.

Local advertisements stated The Hangover star would be in the United Arab Emirates next month for a boxing match, but Tyson insists he has no immediate plans to visit.

The sports star has warned fans not to fall for the fake promotion, and apologized for the confusion.

In a post on his Twitter.com page, Tyson writes, "There is a rumor about me being in Dubai on Jan 21st to do an appearance (at) a fight match. This is not true. I w...
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Fashion House Louis Vuitton Sues 'The Hangover Part II' Over A Handbag

December 23rd, 2011 8:31am EST
The Hangover Part II
Movie bosses behind The Hangover sequel are facing legal action from the Louis Vuitton fashion house over a purse carried by Zach Galifianakis' character in the hit comedy.

Executives of the French brand have filed a lawsuit against the makers of The Hangover Part II alleging a handbag seen onscreen in the hands of Galifianakis is a Louis Vuitton fake.

The legal papers, filed at a federal court in New York on Thursday, state fashion bosses are unhappy with a scene in which the actor carries a bag with a LVM logo and says, "Careful, that is a Louis Vuitton."

They claim the bag is not a...
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'The Hangover Part II' Copyright Lawsuit Dropped

December 19th, 2011 9:30pm EST
The Hangover Part II
A California man has withdrawn his lawsuit against the studio bosses behind The Hangover Part II - just two months after alleging the hit comedy was based on his own experiences.

Michael Alan Rubin turned the events of his hellish honeymoon in Asia into a script entitled Mickey and Kirin, and he took action against the project's officials in October for reportedly infringing on his copyright by basing The Hangover sequel on his work.

But now Rubin has voluntarily dismissed the suit, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

As WENN went to press, it was not yet known if the two parties had re...
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Check Out 'The Hangover Part II' On DVD, Blu-ray & Digital Download

December 8th, 2011 7:00am EST
The Hangover Part II
A modest bachelor brunch devolves into a wild weekend in Bangkok when the gang travels to Thailand to see Stu get married in "The Hangover Part II."

Still traumatized by memories of the Las Vegas fiasco, Stu (Ed Helms) vows to keep his pre-wedding partying to the bare minimum. But when Phil (Bradley Cooper), Doug (Justin Bartha), and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) show up, Stu's low-key brunch makes their previous Vegas fiasco look like a family trip to Disneyland. "The Hangover Part II" features cameos by Mike Tyson and Paul Giamatti.

The film made U.S. box office history after grossing $86.5 ...
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Bradley Cooper Confirms 'Hangover Part 3'

December 5th, 2011 8:31am EST
The Hangover Part 2
Bradley Cooper has confirmed "The Hangover" cast is set to reunite for a second sequel set in Los Angeles.

The actor shot to international fame with his role in the 2009 Las Vegas-based comedy opposite Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha, and a follow-up, The Hangover Part II, set in Thailand, was released earlier this year.

Cooper has now revealed filming on the third installment should begin next September and he believes the film will be set in California.

He tells TV host Graham Norton, "I hope we'll start shooting next September. I know (director) Todd Phillips is working ...
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Heather Graham Receives Career Achievement Award At Bahamas Film Festival

December 5th, 2011 8:24am EST
Heather Graham
Heather Graham was the toast of the Bahamas International Film Festival on Friday after landing the event's top prize.

The Hangover star was handed the Career Achievement Award, which has previously gone to Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, and Laurence Fishburne.

Festival bosses honored X-Men: First Class star Zoe Kravitz with the Rising Star Award, which is given to an actor or actress "whose noteworthy performances have put them on the path for elite and lasting stardom in the industry."
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