There’s nothing like watching your favourite celebrities in their film debuts and seeing how different they looked before they made it big. This mashup combines some of our favourite actors and actresses in their very first films. Take Zooey Deschanel in Mumford above — she’s a long way from her unicorn-loving, cute-dress wearing, songbird days.
In order of appearance: Leonardo DiCaprio, Denzel Washington, Jeff Goldblum, Drew Barrymore, William Hurt, Clint Eastwood, Harvey Keitel, Samuel L. Jackson, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Zooey Deschanel, Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Kate Bosworth, Steve Carell, Alison Brie, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Jason Bateman, Michael Keaton, Jamie Foxx, Kate Beckinsale, Edward Norton, James Earl Jones, and Chevy Chase.
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Maya Rudolph sang “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” on Ellen Degeneres today as some of our favourite singers. Ellen challenged her to impersonate a few different singers and for every person Ellen guessed correctly she got one point.
Nicki Minaj and Rihanna have some of the most distinct and recognizable voices, but it’s her impersonation of Gwen Stefani that’s really uncanny.
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Last night’s episode of SNL was hosted by Maya Rudolph with performances by Sleigh Bells. The best act of the night was a Beyonce/Jay-Z sketch in which celebrities paid their respects to baby Blue Ivy Carter. Angelina tried to kidnap the Blue Ivy to add to her baby collection and an overly-excited Taylor Swift came through saying nothing at all. My fave visitors were Fred Armisen from Portlandia creeping over Ivy’s crib and giving her a creepy one-sided grin and Justin Timberlake putting himself to sleep strumming his canoe-guitar as Bon Iver.
Another great part of the night was a performance by musical duo Sleigh Bells. They also revealed that Jack White will be a musical guest on March 3 with Lindsay Lohan as host. It’ll be an interesting dynamic and I wonder if Lohan will poke fun at her longtime tabloid headlines.
Short snippets of the video have been circulating around on TV and online, and the short-film does not disappoint. Featuring a battle-royale of sorts between the 1986 Beasties (Danny McBridge, Seth Rogan and Elijah Wood) dueling the future Beasties (John C. Reilly, Jack Black and Will Ferrell) and their acid-tripping rampage. Along the way, run in’s with various famous faces: Stanley Tucci, Jason Schwartzman, Susan Sarandon, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Bateman, Amy Poehler, David Cross, Kirsten Dunst, Steve Buscemi, Rashida Jones, Rainn Wilson, Maya Rudolph and Chloe Sevigny. Oh yes, Orlando Bloom drops in for the shenanigans also.
Adam Yauch wrote and directed the footage of the trio’s short film and music video, in connection with his indie film company Oscilloscope Laboratories.
“Normally the song is king and the footage has to kind of bow down to it. With this I flipped it,” he said, explaining how he used sound effects and toyed with the track’s tempo to fit the narrative, such as it is.
The group’s ninth album, “Hot Sauce Committee Part Two,” is due May 3.
“There are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new.”
- Anton Ego, Ratatouille
Here is the pitch for Away We Go that arrived in my inbox, and which put me to sleep before the second paragraph:
Longtime (and now thirtysomething) couple Burt (John Krasinski) and Verona (Maya Rudolph) are going to have a baby. The pregnancy progresses smoothly, but six months in, the pair is put off and put out by the news from Burt’s parents Jerry and Gloria (Jeff Daniels and Catherine O’Hara), that the eccentric elder Farlanders are moving away from Colorado – thereby eliminating the expectant couple’s main reason for living there.
So, where, and among whom of those closest to them, might Burt and Verona best put down roots to raise their impending bundle of joy? The couple embarks on an ambitious itinerary to visit friends and family, and to evaluate cities, eventually realizing that they must define home on their own terms.
If that sounds riveting, skip my review and see the movie – the less you know walking in, the better.
EW is reporting that, contrary to published reports, funny lady Maya Rudolph will not be returning to Saturday Night Live.
Rudolph told NBC execs just yesterday that she is dropping out of her eight season on the show. No official reason for her departure has been given, but a spokesperson for NBC says, “We wish Maya nothing but the best.”
Rudolph was also absent for a large part of last season while she was on maternity leave.
She will be best remembered for her impeccable impressions of Donatella Versace, Whitney Houston, and Beyonce.
Amy Poehler and Kristen Wiig are now the show’s only remaining female cast members. However, new players may join the show, which will feature the rest of the ’06-’07 cast.
Turns out even celebrity actresses can’t avoid bad landlords and bedbug-infested apartments.
“Saturday Night Live” star Maya Rudolph and her husband, movie director Paul Anderson, have launched a $450,000 lawsuit apartment broker Halstead Property LLC and owner Francis Feeney after being attacked by bedbugs in their new SoHo apartment, which they and their year-old baby moved into last month.
“The plaintiffs were bitten over portions of their bodies by bedbugs,” the court papers say. “Apparently unbeknown to plaintiffs, the premises were infested with bedbugs.”
The papers, filed Wednesday in Manhattan’s state Supreme Court, continue to say that Rudolph and Anderson had been told the apartment was “perfect” and was in a “first-class luxury” building. They were renting the third-floor condominium for $13,500 a month, and had already paid two months rent and a month’s security, plus another month’s rent as broker’s commission.
On top of that, the elevator in the building was out of order for at least six of the family’s first 11 days living there.
The family were advised to leave the apartment by an exterminator on Oct. 17.
The lawsuit seeks $450,500 in compensatory and punitive damages, repayment of rent and broker’s fees and legal fees.