While you won’t see Seth Rogen on tour any time soon, the comedian joined the Backstreet Boys on stage for a performance of ”Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”.
This was all part of the second annual Hilarity for Charity bash, which supports and raises funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.
At the event, Rogen revealed that his director pal Judd Apatow had promised to match up to $15, 000 in donations from the evening.
In an email to Rogen, Apatow said, “If you don’t donate, I will keep my money and spend it on private jets and Botox for my children. (Daughter) Maude has a wrinkle between her eyes I would like to smooth out, and Iris has some crow’s feet that look terrible on 10 year olds.”
To which Rogen joked, “He’s had a lot to drink, so I hope this is legally binding.”
That being said, I think Rogen should reconsider adding something new to his already successful career as a comedian/actor. Just look at those moves! He belongs in the Backstreet Boys!
Comedians Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd were called in to pitch their ideas for Samsung’s Big Game ad for The Next Big Thing, but ran into some hurdles. Namely, the commercial will be airing during The Super Bowl but they’re not actually allowed to say Super Bowl on television (trademarking and stuff).
The guys came up with some creative solutions but I’m not sure anyone will understand them.
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.
Watch it here:
There’s only 20 seconds of dialogue online and it’s already apparent this movie could be the anti-cop movie people have been craving. After two awful movies based on security guards (see Paul Blart: Mall Cop / Observe and Report) taking on any project based on low-level authority is a gamble.
If anyone can pull it off, however, it’s the cast of Neighbourhood Watch. Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn are a fantastic combination and have lots of experience working together in Zoolander, Anchorman and Dodgeball to name a few. Joining them is Jonah Hill, a fantastic addition to the team, especially given his recent oscar nomination.
The movie is written by Seth Rogen, and thankfully, he won’t have to put on another uniform just yet. Hopefully this movie will be a good way to forget the crappy security guard movies of the past. There’s no way this movie could possibly suck, right?
Hit us up on twitter @andPOP and let us know what you think.
At the “California casual” Independent Spirit Awards — or as it’s better known, the cheap award show before the Oscars — Seth Rogen poked fun at Chris Brown.
Among jokes about Martha Marcy May Marlene and Drive, he burned Brett Ratner for being fired as producer of the Oscars. Ratner was recently fired for using the word “fag” during a Q&A session for his film Tower Heist. “You say a few hateful things, they don’t let you within a few hundred yards of the Oscars,” said Rogen. Then he recommended Ratner look to the Grammys because you can “beat the shit out of a nominee and they ask you to perform twice at the Grammys.”
Ouch! You know the world isn’t ready to forgive you when the entire entertainment industry is making fun of you — not just musically minded shows but movie award shows too. Although one nameless woman isn’t too happy about the joke, most of the audience erupted in laughter.
Brown continues to make headlines — whether it’s for award disses or his remix with Rihanna — but I’m sick of hearing about him. It kind of seems like we’re just validating his behaviour at this point by giving him more attention. But still, you have to admit Seth Rogen was funny! Oh, and if you want to fast-forward to the joke, it’s around 5:22.
As much as I’d like to, I’d be totally amiss to bypass Valentine’s Day altogether. So instead, fellow singletons, or couples, lets have a masochistic moment and watch this sappy video, which presents the many ways our favourite film characters have said I love you over the years.
Watch the awkward (Michael Cera, Woody Allen) to the smokin’ hot (Ryan Gosling, Daniel Craig) and the inexplicable (Nicolas Cage, Dany Carvey). Just make sure to hold out to the end when we get over 30s seconds of kissing scenes. Oh, and also remember a box of tissues.
Seth Rogen stole the show from Ricky Gervais last night during the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards. Before presenting the “Best Actress In A Motion Picture Comedy” award with Kate Beckinsale, he announced:
“Hello my name is Seth Rogen and I’m currently trying to conceal a massive erection.”
Not only was this the stand alone joke for the evening, it also got a laugh Beckinsale who giggled throughout her lines that followed. Watch the video below and try not to grin as Seth Rogen adds another epic win to his resume.
Don’t like the Beasties? Well, check out the casting call: Elijah Wood, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, John C. Reilly, Seth Rogen, Jack Black, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, David Cross, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, Jason Schwartzman, Adam Scott, Rainn Wilson, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, Alicia Silverstone, Martin Starr, Ted Danson, Rashida Jones, R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, Ad-Rock, Mike D, and MCA.
The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival last month and received a mix of reviews. In the video, we find the Beastie Boys (Elijah Wood, Seth Rogan, Danny McBride) in 1986 the day after the legendary “Fight for Your Right (To Party)” video took place. It is rumoured to be a long-running Saturday Night Live skit from there on out.
Judging by the preview, it appears to be some battle royale between past and present versions of the Beastie Boys. At the same time, it is between comedy of today versus yesterday. Some fascinating double-entendre, I do say.
Ch-ch-check it out!
When I think of the word ‘superhero’ Seth Rogen—the awkward fella that starred in Knocked Up or The 40-Year-Old Virgin—isn’t the first person to pop into my mind. If you compare him to other conventional fictional characters, he lacks many of the stereotypical superhero qualities. Just think of Hugh Jackman’s masculine physique in X-Men Origins: Wolverine or Christian Bale’s innate bad-boy Batman persona inThe Dark Knight and, well, you’ll know how Rogen doesn’t quite fit.
But director’s Michel Gondry’s (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Be Kind Rewind) The Green Hornet isn’t meant to be ordinary. Based on the 1936 radio series, the film details the life of Rogen’s character Britt Reid. Reid’s bachelor lifestyle of wild shenanigans and partying are rattled following the death of his father. As an heir to his father’s large company, by day Reid reigns over as a newspaper publisher and owner. At night, the masked vigilante fights crime with his father’s assistant Kato. Starring Jay Chou, Kato is best described as a “human Swiss Army Knife.” Chou’s fighting abilities are beyond impressive and outshine Rogen’s. Along with his writing partner Evan Goldberg, Rogen co-wrote the script to seamlessly match and adhere to his inability to convincingly play a typical and over-the-top superhero. And it works.
The twosome protect citizens by breaking the law in Los Angeles, the city where people think the duo are villains rather than heroes. With the help of Reid’s new secretary Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), the pair work toward hunting down the city’s surprisingly witty underworld leader Benjamin Chudnofsky, played by Christopher Waltz. While Waltz easily mesmerized audiences with his daunting portrayal of the Schutzstaffel in Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 Inglourious Basterds, as a villain he fails—quite purposely—to entice a similar fear from his audience.
With its action-packed 3-D scenes, good humour and lightheartedness, The Green Hornet will take you on an enjoyable ride where—if you’re up to it—you can put that fly swatter you brought with you away.
He may be out of her league in a movie, but Jay Baruchel is definitely in the league of young, successful actors. He’s worked with Clint Eastwood in the multi Oscar-winning “Million Dollar Baby” and shared scenes with fellow Canadian Funnymen Seth Rogen and Michael Cera — and those are only three of his nearly 30 acting credits.
Earlier this year, Baruchel proved that a 5 can date a 10 in the comedy vehicle “She’s Out of My League.” Now, he has the No. 1 movie at the box office with “How to Train Your Dragon,” an animated 3-D movie he co-stars with a CGI fire-blower.
While he’s already accomplished a lot this year, let alone throughout his acting career, Baruchel hasn’t reached his ultimate goal — one that doesn’t involve comedy. The 27 year old hopes to direct horror films.
Although “Dragons” is far from a gory horror flick, Baruchel still had a blast making the animated movie. In fact, his character Hiccup is one of the closest characters to himself that he’s ever played. Even his mother was blown away by their similarities.
Vancouver-born Seth Rogen, known for starring in films like Knocked Up, Superbad and Pineapple Express, won the Canadian Comedy Award for Canadian Comedy Person of the Year at a gala Friday held at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John, N.B., reports CBC.
Young People Fucking was awarded the awards for best writing, best directing and best performance by a male (Peter Oldring). The controversial film sparked much debate in the Senate last year about federal film sponsorship. The film was nominated for a total of eight awards.
Jon Dore won best performance by a male for The Jon Dore Television Show, which also won an award for directing.
As the saying goes, you know you’ve made it once you’re on The Simpsons. Well, after a few years climbing the ranks of stardom, Seth Rogen is finally there.
Much like the rest of his career, Rogen is taking charge. He co-wrote the script for his character in the 21st season of the acclaimed cartoon, becoming only the second celebrity to do so (next to Ricky Gervais.) The season premier, “Homer the Whopper”, aired on Sunday night, and featured Rogen as the gym trainer who helped Homer get in shape for his upcoming movie role as “Everyman”, written by the Comic Book Guy, Perez Hilton reports.
Other celebrities appearing on this season of The Simpsons inclue Chris Martin (Coldplay), Sarah Silverman, Anne Hathaway, Jonah Hill and Neve Campbell.
If “Paper Heart” doesn’t find a way into your heart, then you may just have the same problem Charlyne Yi has in the movie: the inability to understand love.
In this mockumentary that mixes reality with fiction, Yi goes on a quest across the United States to try and figure out this crazy little thing called love (but of course, with an abundance of awkward humour along the way).
The film kicks off with Yi in the midst of Las Vegas, approaching strangers and asking them about love. This continues throughout the entire movie as she goes from state to state trying to figure out what love feels like, and it seems like it’s something everyone from bikers to little kids, novelists, divorce lawyers and celebrities have a say in.
This is the premise of “Paper Heart,” a film Yi co-wrote, executive produced and stars in. However, the movie isn’t just about Yi interviewing Americans about love. See, the cameras don’t just follow Yi during her interviews, they’re supposedly rolling around the clock, including a party where she meets Canadian funnyman Michael Cera (who like Yi, plays himself in this movie).
This really shakes up the film as now her quest to find love reaches a new personal and urgent level. As usual, Michael Cera plays the same uncomfortable character he always does, but he’s clearly great at it so I’m not one to complain. However, this time he’s been paired up with someone equally (if not more) socially inept: Yi. Together they create unconventional movie magic moments (which is really refreshing) and will definitely have you laughing.
Craig Robinson has pleaded guilty for possession of ecstasy, reports TMZ.
The “Pineapple Express” star, who plays crooked cop Matheson in the film, was arrested at the end of June in Culver City, CA and charged with three felony drug counts.
Along with ecstasy, Robinson was charged with possession of methamphetamine and being under the influence of cocaine, amphetamines and cannabinoids, but all of these charges have been dropped.
Robinson must enter a drug-counseling program within the next 18 months as part of an agreement with prosecutors. If successfully completed, the felony conviction will be dismissed and not appear on his criminal record.
When arrested, the actor was already on probation for the crime of driving under the influence in a separate incident in 2006.
Robinson is most known for his role as Darryl on “The Office” and will appear alongside Seth Rogen again in “Zack and Miri Make a Porno.”
Ellen Page, Ryan Gosling and Seth Rogen are among the Canadians who have scored major nominations for this year’s Satellite Awards.
The awards are given by the International Press Academy in Los Angeles, which represents entertainment journalists. Now in its twelfth year, the awards tend to recognize more independent and international films rather than the traditional Hollywood fare.
Page, who plays a pregnant teenager in “Juno,” earned a nomination for best actress in a comedy.
Rogen and Gosling received nods for best actor in a comedy for their performances in “Knocked Up” and “Lars and the Real Girl,” respectively.
Canadian directors were also honoured. Sarah Polley’s “Away from Her” and David Cronenberg’s “Eastern Promises” got nominations for best motion picture. The two films are up against “The Lookout,” “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead,” “No Country for Old Men and “3:10 to Yuma.”
Cronenberg was also nominated for best director, while Polley was nominated for best director and best adapted screenplay.
Meanwhile, Canadian director Jason Reitman got a best comedy or musical nod for “Juno.” Also nominated in that category are “Hairspray,” “Shoot ‘Em Up,” “Lars and the Real Girl,” “Knocked Up” and “Margot at the Wedding.”
In total, there were nominations in 34 film and TV categories, six DVD categories and four game categories.
The Satellite Awards will be presented Dec. 16 in Los Angeles.