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Judd Apatow to be honored by the Costume Designer Guild

Judd Apatow to be honored by the Costume Designer Guild

By | December 18, 2013 at 11:56 am | No comments

Judd Apatow is of course being honored for…costume design? Yes, you read right. The Anchorman 2 producer is being honored on Feb. 22 at the 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards with the Distinguished Collaborator honor. The CDG wanted to acknowledge his "support of costume...

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Ashley Williams cast in Jim Gaffigan’s CBS pilot, also Michael Ian Black (Update)

Ashley Williams cast in Jim Gaffigan’s CBS pilot, also Michael Ian Black (Update)

By | December 17, 2013 at 1:52 pm | No comments

Jim Gaffigan's recently reworked pilot now has recast its female lead. Ashley Williams will co-star as Gaffigan's wife Jeannie, a super-wife and super-mom, possessing an ample amount of energy, patience and good humor. CBS ordered the single-camera comedy pilot last season, but...

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NBC working with upcoming comedian Jerrod Carmichael

NBC working with upcoming comedian Jerrod Carmichael

By | December 12, 2013 at 2:44 pm | No comments

NBC is putting another much-needed comedy into the ring for next season. Comedian Jerrod Carmichael has inked a deal to shoot a presentation for the Peacock Network. The project would be written by and star the comic, who had an acting arc on Fox's The Goodwin Games. The...

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Aaron Paul and Will Arnett voice adult animated comedy on Netflix

Aaron Paul and Will Arnett voice adult animated comedy on Netflix

By | December 12, 2013 at 2:36 pm | No comments

Two-time Emmy Award-winning Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is trying his hand at comedy in the new Netflix adult comedy BoJack Horseman. The animated series is about a whiskey-drinking humanoid horse BoJack, voiced by Arrested Development's Will Arnett who deals with his personal...

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Sesame Street releases hilarious parody of Lord of the Rings starring Cookie Monster (Video)

Sesame Street releases hilarious parody of Lord of the Rings starring Cookie Monster (Video)

By | December 9, 2013 at 8:40 pm | No comments

Just four days before the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (yes, I already bought my ticket), the brilliant folks at Sesame Street dropped a parody of the impossibly popular Lord of the Rings franchise. In its version there are lessons to be learned, of course, but...

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Watch a clip from Kathleen Madigan’s just released DVD (Video)

Watch a clip from Kathleen Madigan’s just released DVD (Video)

By | December 4, 2013 at 2:40 pm | No comments

Stand-up comedy veteran Kathleen Madigan has released her third hour-long DVD, titled Madigan Again. Taped earlier this year in Detroit, Madigan shares her unique point of view about growing up in a large Irish Catholic Midwest family. She talks about eating mom's pills, touring...

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Archer promo asks: What about Ninjas? (Video)

Archer promo asks: What about Ninjas? (Video)

By | December 4, 2013 at 2:29 pm | No comments

The International Secret Intelligence Service is ready for the upcoming fifth seasonof Archer. Are you? FX released a promo for the new season of its hit animated spy series instructng fans what to do in case of a ninja attack. "Do not panic. One of our highly trained agents...

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Paul Rudd loses his mind over One Direction in Saturday Night Live promos (Video)

Paul Rudd loses his mind over One Direction in Saturday Night Live promos (Video)

By | December 4, 2013 at 12:23 pm | No comments

Actor and overall hilarious human being Paul Rudd is hosting Saturday Night Live this week. Cast member Vanessa Bayer asks Rudd in this week's promo video about his preparation for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and shares in his excitement about meeting boy band sensation...

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Archer season 5 poster features a pregnant Lana Kane (Photo)

Archer season 5 poster features a pregnant Lana Kane (Photo)

By | December 3, 2013 at 11:40 pm | One comment

In a Miami Vice-inspired scene, a new official poster for the fifth season of Archer features a white-suited Sterling Archer striding confidently -- as if he strides any other way -- across a beach, armed with a sawed-off shotgun and a designer bag stuffed with cash. He's...

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