These days, many comedians are trying to branch out into different movie genres to give their portfolio more depth and show fans their multi-layered talents. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if Austin Powers’ actor Mike Myers expanded his base and attempted a horror movie?
Halloween would be the natural fit because 1. That movie rocks and needs another unnecessary remake 2. The main character’s name is Michael Myers. It’s too perfect. Screen Junkies decided to imagine what Halloween would look like if it starred the Love Guru. It’s a little groovier than the version we’re used to.
This Halloween seems to be all about strategically editing horror movies to be comedies and vice versa. We’re not complaining!
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The Muppets are back! Kermit, Miss Piggy and the gang are ruling the Thanksgiving box-office this weekend and the world is officially in a nostalgic frenzy.
Before Jason Segel revamped the series, the adorable characters were famous in their own right. Their television program (1976-1981) featured a variety of celebrity cameos, from Alice Cooper to 007′s Roger Moore, in the final episode. It’s the family friendly programming that transcended generations. The franchise includes a seemingly endless stream of beloved films such as “The Muppets Take Manhattan,” “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” “Muppet Treasure Island,” “Muppets From Space” and “The Great Muppet Caper.” If this is all breaking news to you, then I highly recommend you check them out – or at least add it to your wish list this year.
Since legendary puppeteer Jim Henson created the Muppets in 1974, there has been an incredible assortment of Muppets appearances, performances and moments. Aside from the hilarious parody trailers and Saturday Night Live appearance recently, it felt appropriate to take a moment to reflect on the classics. We pulled together our favourite ten, let us know yours!
Bohemian Rhapsody (2009)In 2009, the gang released their rendition of Queen’s famous song. This viral video introduced this generation to “Bohemian” just like Mike Myers did with Wayne’s World.
Kermit Cycling (1979)
“Jolson sang, Barrymore spoke, Garbo laughed, and now Kermit the Frog rides a bicycle,” began Roger Ebert’s original 1979 review of “The Muppet Movie”. “If you can figure out how they were able to show Kermit pedaling across the screen, then you are less a romantic than I am: I prefer to believe he did it himself.” Muppet magic.
Larry King Live (1994)
Kermit and Gonzo guest-hosted the show with featured guests including supermodel Carol Alt and Hulk Hogan. Surprising that neither replaced King when he retired last year, but there’s still the hope for Regis-replacement.
(Day O) Banana Boat Song (1978)
Before Lil Wayne and Jason Derulo ruined the song, Harry Belafonte and Fozzie Bear’s collaboration was pure brilliance. Fozzie even asks the question that we all want to know, “What is a “Tally Man”?”
Keep Fishin’ (2002)
Weezer resurrected the Muppets from temporary obscurity for their music video off their fourth album, “Maladroit”.
Bennie And The Jets (1977)
Elton John became a reoccuring character in the late 70s, performing many of his songs including “Crocodile Rock” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”. But it is the banter between Elton and Kermit during “Bennie” that defines his involvement. You could also see where Cee-Lo took a few notes.
Alice Cooper (1978)
As Gonzo declares him “the voice of doom,” this episode also guest starred horror film-icon Vincent Price and revolved around the theme of “ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night.”
Buddy Rich VS. Animal (1981)
Two of the greatest drummers of all time face-off in this classic skit from the Muppet Show. Who won? You be the judge.
‘Treasure Island’ Roll Call (1996)
Directed by his son, Brian, this post-Jim Henson film is not the same – but it has it’s moments, like this one. Kermit’s Captain Abraham Smollet is introduced to his crew of “cutthroats, villains and scoundrels.”
The Rainbow Connection
Perhaps the greatest Muppets moment of all-time, the opening banjo strum is guaranteed to cause a lump in the throat. Covered by many, including Willie Nelson, Sarah McLachlan and Jason Mraz – enjoy!
TMZ has got hold of some photos of Brooke Mueller holding what is believed to be a makeshift crack pipe, and she’s also wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs t-shirt (Mike Myers must be so proud).
Mueller recently just finished another stint in rehab. Ironically she has custody of her kids, and was able to convince a judge that Charlie Sheen was not a fit caregiver.
An unfortuante situation – nice t-shirt though!
“Austin Powers” star Mike Myers is expecting his first child, reports Perez Hilton.
Myers will become a dad for the first time at age 47. His new wife, Kelly Tisdale, is expecting and in her second trimester.
Tisdale, a co-founder of Lower East Side hipster cafe Teany, was seen with friends in New York this week looking glowing and showing off a neat bump.
Myers’ rep confirmed the pregnancy, saying “I can confirm they are expecting a child.”
This news comes after the funnyman secretly married Tisdale in New York last fall, after dating for four years. “They were married in a private ceremony and celebrated with family and friends,” his rep confirmed at the time. They got together shortly after Myers split from his first wife, comedy writer and actress Robin Ruzan, after a 12-year marriage.
Things seem to be moving awfully quick between these two, but if they’re happy, they’re happy. Congrads!
Mike Myers has wed his longtime girlfriend Kelly Tisdale in a secret ceremony, said his rep to E Online. The two have been dating since 2006 and have been secretly married for several months.
“I can confirm that last fall, Mike Myers and Kelly Tisdale were married in a private ceremony and celebrated with family and friends,” his rep told E! News.
Myers’ was married once before to wife of 12 years, comedy writer Robin Ruzan, meanwhile Tisdale was previously linked with music star Moby.
It completely baffles me how celebs are able to get away with things like this. I mean, Mike Myers is by no means an A-list celebrity who is constantly being hounded by paparazzi, but you’d think at least one paparazzi would be on location. Props to him though if he’s able to be in movies AND have a private life – something that isn’t easy to do in the world of Hollywood. Must be because he’s Canadian.
Speaking of Hollywood, though, while we’re on the topic of Myers – what has he done lately? The last huge blockbuster he’s been in is, of course, Austin Powers, which I dearly miss. But he hasn’t really done much after that, has he? Sure, Shrek can count as something but he wasn’t actually acting in it. Throwing on some PJs and recording your voice in a booth isn’t exactly hard work, in my opinion.
I say it’s time to bring back another Austin Powers movie. Except no Beyonce in it, this time.
It only seemed like a matter of time before World War Two was “Tarantino-ized.” After all, it’s the perfect setting for the “Pulp Fiction” director’s self-proclaimed poetry and mind-boggling gore.
Set in the first year of Germany’s occupation of France, “Inglourious Basterds” – a film that’s loosely based on the 1978 Italian war flick “The Inglorious Bastards” – kicks off with Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (played by German actor Christoph Waltz) who’s on the lookout for Jews (he’s literally referred to as the “Jew Hunter”). One of Landa’s searches in the outskirts of France leads him to a Jewish French girl, Shoshana Dreyfus (played by the beautiful Melanie Laurent) – whose family is killed by Landa and his crew.
Simultaneously (but in a different part of Europe) Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish American soldiers to perform swift acts of retribution. And by retribution, he means Tarantino-style revenge (which translates to gore X 150).
Actor and comedian Mike Myers is “winning” in Golden Raspberry Nominations this year. His 2008 comedy “The Love Guru” earned five nominations in the award ceremony that honours the worst in Hollywood filmmaking.
Among the nominations for the film were Worst Acting nods for Myers, Jessica Alba (who also scored a nomination for her performance in “The Eye”), Verne Troyer and Academy Award Winner Ben Kingsley.
But the “Love Guru” isn’t in this alone, “The Hottie and the Nottie” also scored five nominations, two of which belong to Paris Hilton: one for Worse Actress, the other for being one-half of 2008′s Worst Screen Couple. Hilton also earned a nomination for Worst Supporting Actress for her role in “Repo: The Genetic Opera.”
One of the films with the most Golden Raspberry nods this year is “Disaster Movie,” which earned six nominations, including Worst Picture and one for Screenplay.
Other nominees include Eddie Murphy, Kate Hudson, Kim Kardashian, Ashton Kutcher, Pierce Brosnan, among others.
Although the film has not yet been released, Mike Myers’ new film, “The Love Guru” is already getting negative press.
Hindu groups in North America and India claim that the film is offensive to the Hindu faith.
In the film, Myers’ plays a spiritual leader educated in India who returns to North America to find fortune and fame in the self-help business.
In the film he attempts to salvage the marriage of a Toronto Maple Leafs player, played by Justin Timberlake
Some Hindus in India are asking that the film be banned while Hindu groups in North America are trying to block the films release.
Rumours are circulating that Paramount Pictures, nervous about the bad press, will screen the film for Hindu leaders before it is released.
The film hits theatres June 20th.
Mike Myers will be the host of this year’s MTV Movie Awards, the Toronto Star reports.
The music channel’s annual movie love-fest is set to air in both the United States and Canada on the MTV network.
“Hosting the MTV Movie Awards is like a party, but without having to do beer runs in your mom’s minivan. We do beer runs in Will Smith’s four-storey motorhome,” he said about the duties.
Myers’ new movie, The Love Guru, opens June 20 – and, according to the Star, it has been getting bad advance reviews.
Canadian-born actor Mike Myers and his wife of 12 years have decided to end their marriage.
Ina Treciokas, a spokesperson for the Austin Powers and Wayne’s World actor, did not elaborate, other than to say, “They remain committed and caring friends.”
Myers married Robin Ruzan in May of 1993. They met in 1987 in Chicago at a Toronto Maple Leafs game.
The only moon in this film will be the character’s name.
Taking on a different type of role than he is used to, Canadian funnyman Mike Myers will star as Keith Moon in a movie based on the late Who drummer’s life.
Roger Daltrey, The Who’s lead singer, will produce the film, giving it instant credibility.
Myers has wanted to star in the movie since 2002, BBC reports, and the movie has been in development for 10 years.
Moon died of a drug overdose in 1978. Some say he was responsible for making the crazy rock and roll life typical.