HIT: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively get married
Ryan Reynolds, a.k.a. 2010′s Sexiest Man of the Year, married Gossip Girl’s hottie Blake Lively in South Carolina on Sunday night. It’s Blake’s first marriage and Reynold’s second. Not only did Martha Stewart’s team plan the wedding (and will be featured in her December issue), it took place in the house that Rachel McAdam’s character in the Notebook lived in during that fateful summer. Basically, they had every bride’s dream wedding.
MISS: Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are separating
Poehler and Arnett announced their separation last week. The couple have been together for nine years and have two children together. Arnett also made an appearance on Poehler’s Youtube advice channel. The split has apparently been amicable so hopefully for comedy lovers, this isn’t the end of their onscreen collaborations. For the rest of us, though, this might be the end of true love.
HIT: Emma Stone stars in a Breast Cancer awareness ad with her mom
The all-around amazing actress is in Revlon’s PSA ad, “Your Lips Can Save Lives” with her breast-cancer survivor mom, Krista, who diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. Stone hopes to be an advocate for getting checked every year as her mom’s tumor wasn’t there the year before she was diagnosed. She and her family all have blackbird feet tattoos (from the Beatles’ “Blackbird” and drawn by the Paul McCartney no less) to commemorate her mother’s journey. Can you be anymore perfect, Emma?
MISS: Rihanna caught kissing Chris Brown at the VMAs
I don’t care if Rihanna forgave him, but I do care about what Brown represents. The fact that people still treat him like a god that makes me angry when I see people hating on girls like Kristen Stewart. Cheat on your boyfriend? You have the whole world hating you. Hit your girlfriend? Win a couple of awards a few years later even though you behave like a douchebag. The world is unfair.
HIT: Anderson Cooper talks about coming out
Cooper made his first public comments on his coming out on Monday since July. He spoke with his guest co-host Kristen Chenowith on his daytime show Anderson Live. He decided to let the public know because to him, visibility was important. “… The tide of history only moves forward when everybody is fully visible,” he continued. You go Anderson Cooper! You’ve achieved hero status.
MISS: Allison Pill accidently tweets topless photo of herself
The Newsroom actress, Allison Pill, accidently tweeted a photo of herself wearing a cute pair of glasses and nothing else on Wednesday morning. I wouldn’t worry too much about it, Pill. We’ll forgive you because a) you ‘fessed up and didn’t blame it on a hack, b) said it was you, c) you’re adorable with or without a shirt, and c) you’re fiancé to be, Jay Baruchel retweeted your apology. If anything, Pill should apologize for the cavity she’s giving me because her and Baruchel are too cute.
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Dane Cook jokes about the Aurora shooting and Zac Efron looks good in the Paperboy trailer.
HIT: The London Olympics Opening Ceremony
The Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) directed spectacle was AMAZING. While there were some questionable moments (like Sargent Pepper mingling with the Industrial revolution crowd), everything else was fantastic. The Queen jumped out of a helicopter with Daniel Craig, Mary Poppinses brought down the evil Lord Voldemort, an appearance from my queen J.K. Rowling, the music through the ages bit, Paul McCartney, CORGIS… the list goes on. It was just amazing.
MISS: Dane Cook continues to not be funny with a terrible Aurora shooting joke
The “comedian” somehow thought it was a good idea to make a joke about the Dark Knight screening in L.A. a week after the incident. “The Batman movie is so bad,” said Cook, “had the killing spree not occurred, the people inside of the theater would have been begging for someone to shoot them.” He’s since apologized after the internet raged on him, and called it a “bad judgement call.” Three things: One, it was a bad judgement call for whoever gave you stage time. Two, this is the most insensitive joke I think I’ve ever heard. Comedy can be used to talk about hard issues but this didn’t even attempt to do that. Three, did Cook watch Dark Knight Rises? EVERYTHING ABOUT IT WAS SO GOOD. Much better than Employee of the Month.
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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.
Jim Carrey is set to make a guest-appearance on the season 7 finale of “The Office” alongside the star-studded fiesta that includes Ricky Gervais, Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, James Spader, Ray Romano and Catherine Tate.
We all know that this is the last season for Steve Carrell’s Michael Scott and the above-mentioned actors are all potential replacements to fill his management position at the beloved Dunder Mifflin. But, sorry to shatter the fantasy, but there is very little likeliness that any of these big names will reprise their roles after the finale.
In recent interviews, Gervais, who has co-created the series and its original British version, has said that Arnett should be made a regular character on the show. Rainn Wilson, who plays Dwight Schrute, told Entertainment Weekly that Ferrell is “not expected to replace Carell on the show permanently”.
Should be an interesting toss-up and will definitely make for good television to see Ron Burgundy duke it out with Ace Ventura and Gob Bluth. Tune in next Thursday on NBC.
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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.
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Things are not looking good for Will Arnett’s newest show, Running Wilde.
Perez Hilton reports that Arnett, along with the show’s stars, have taken to popular microblogging site Twitter in order to support a grassroots effort to keep the Fox show on the air.
The show follows Arnett’s character, a narcissistic billionaire, as he tries to win back his high school love.
Fans started a Twitter petition last week, but things are not looking good at the network. Though 13 episodes of the show have been ordered, Fox has elected to show back-to-back episodes of Raising Hope instead of a new Wilde episode.
Geez! First you drop Arrested Development, then you turn down Conan, and now you’re thinking of cancelling Running Wilde? What’s wrong with you, Fox? Too busy running your pseudo-funny cash cow, Glee, into the ground? We saw that awkward lesbian scene last episode and it made NO FREAKIN’ SENSE in context or otherwise!
Click here to sign the petition and save Running Wilde from cancellation.
Life really does imitate art for “Saturday Night Live” star Amy Poehler.
Poehler and her actor husband Will Arnett are expecting their first child, they confirmed with People magazine.
She is currently starring in the box office hit, “Baby Mama.”
According to Lainey Gossip, her condition was obvious on the set of SNL when Poehler began experiencing morning sickness during rehearsals. She had also quit smoking.
The baby is due in late fall.
Val Kilmer will replace Will Arnett as the voice of KITT the crime-fighting car in NBC’s upcoming TV movie remake of “Knight Rider.”
Arnett had finished voicing KITT for the revival of the ’80s series, but was asked by General Motors to step aside because he has also done voice-over work for GMC Trucks.
KITT is a Ford Mustang, and the TV movie is sponsored by Ford.
“I was very excited at the prospect of playing the part of KITT in the new Knight Rider movie,” Arnett told Variety.
“However, because of a long relationship with General Motors as the voice of GMC Trucks, I had to respectfully withdraw from the project.”
The “Knight Rider” TV movie will air Feb. 17.
Arnett, who was born and raised in Toronto, is best known for his roles in “Arrested Development” and “Blades of Glory.”
Canadian comic actor Will Arnett will be the voice of KITT, a smooth-talking, artificially intelligent sports car, in the upcoming TV movie remake of “Knight Rider.”
Arnett, best known for his role as goofy big brother G.O.B. in “Arrested Development,” will take over the role originally voiced in the 1980s cult TV series by William Daniels.
It is the latest role for the Toronto-born actor, who recently appeared in “Blades of Glory” and TV’s “30 Rock” but has also developed a second career as a voice actor for animated shows, network promotions, movie trailers and advertisements.
The producers behind the “Knight Rider” remake also announced they have changed KITT from a souped-up Pontiac Trans Am to a high-tech Ford Mustang Shelby.
Besides Arnett, the two-hour TV movie will star Justin Bruening (“All My Children”) as the son of Michael Knight. The elder Knight was played in the original series by David Hasselhoff, who is slated to make a cameo in the TV movie.
The “Knight Rider” remake is set to air on NBC in mid-February, with the possibility of a series spin-off if successful.
The original “Knight Rider” ran from 1982 to 1986 and was conceived as “The Lone Ranger with a car,” according to creator Glen A. Larson. It starred Hasselhoff as Knight, a crime-fighter who finds a unique sidekick in KITT, an acronym for Knight Industries Two Thousand.
Besides dispensing sarcastic one-liners, KITT’s many abilities included jumping across rivers, reaching speeds of 300 mph and driving through fire. The high-tech car also possessed a flame-thrower, tear gas launcher and a front-mounted scar bar which allowed it to “see.”