Which raunchy comedy concerning a quartet of male friends and their alcohol-fueled misadventures in a warm foreign country grossed $71m when it was released in the U.K. last year? Surprisingly, the answer is not The Hangover Part II—which garnered a comparatively meager $53m—but The Inbetweeners Movie, a big screen spin-off of a U.K. sitcom about four hapless teenagers.
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Michael Clarke Duncan, who received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role in 1999′s The Green Mile, has died, EW confirms. He was 54.
The 6 -foot-4 Duncan made a name for himself by playing roles that called for someone of his massive size — like bodyguards and bouncers. His role in 1998′s Armageddon was among his first exposure to mainstream audiences, who quickly fell in love with Duncan’s charming demeanor. He went on to appear in The Green Mile as death row inmate/healer John Coffey, the role that earned him his Oscar nomination. He also appeared in The Whole Nine Yards, Sin City, Daredevil, and many television shows, including Chuck and The Finder.
A statement from his rep is below:
Michael Clarke Duncan passed away this morning in Los Angeles, said his fiancée, Reverend Omarosa Manigault. The Oscar-nominated actor suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered. Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date.
In what appears NOT to be an April Fool’s Day joke, Ashton Kutcher is set to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming indie pic from Swing Vote director Joshua Michael Stern, EW confirms.
The film, titled Jobs, will be written by Matt Whiteley and chronicle the late Jobs’ journey “from wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple,” according to Variety, who first reported the news. He is said to start filming in May after Two and a Half Men wraps its current season. (It is worth noting, as well, that Kutcher is not yet officially set to return for another season of the CBS hit.)
Jobs died in October after a battle with cancer.
Unless you were wise enough to register for a 3-D-capable television during your surprise wedding (well played, Andy and April), the new television trailer for the upcoming re-release of Titanic probably looks and feels just as you remember it. Kate and Leo are once again the doomed young lovers, Rose and Jack, the visual effects are still eye-popping, and deny it all you like, Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” gives you goosebumps. “Are you ready to go back to Titanic?” Come on, Bill Paxton, like you even needed to ask. Watch the clip here: READ FULL STORY »
The Undefeated, Stephen K. Bannon’s documentary that favorably highlights the amazing political journey of Sarah Palin, will premiere on Reelz Channel on March 11. That’s a day after HBO premieres its film Game Change, based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s account of the historic 2008 presidential campaign and starring Julianne Moore as Palin, Ed Harris as John McCain, and Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt, the strategist who came to second-guess his initial brainstorm to potentially put Palin one heartbeat from the presidency.
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Kristen Wiig will honor her Bridesmaids producer Judd Apatow with the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy at the Writers Guild of America awards in New York City, the east coast wing of the WGA announced today. The award is named after the veteran TV writer (The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Saturday Night Live, The Dennis Miller Show) who was president of the WGA, East for 14 years.
Daytime TV writer Claire Labine (General Hospital, One Life to Live, Guiding Light) will receive the Ian McLellan Hunter Award, given to a writer for their body of work.
The WGA Awards will be held on Feb. 19 at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City, and at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Rachel Dratch is hosting the event in New York, Joel McHale and Zooey Deschanel will emcee in L.A.
'The Dictator' Super Bowl spot: Or, when everyone at your party does their Sacha Baron Cohen impression
You had better be incredibly invested in the outcome of the rematch between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots (or that Madonna and LMFAO halftime show) come Sunday, because at this point you’ve probably seen most of the pre-released Super Bowl commercials. Of course, if you’re just as interested in seeing Eli Manning face off against Tom Brady as you are watching Matthew Broderick face his Ferris Bueller past, you should probably steer clear of Sacha Baron Cohen’s General Aladeen.
In a Super Bowl-themed ad for The Dictator, Cohen’s Aladeen informs that not only has he purchased NBC (maybe he’ll do something about Whitney?), but he knows “the final score.” Thankfully the dictator spares us the news of who emerged victorious and instead shows previously seen trailer footage — including Megan Fox’s appearance and his own unsportsmanlike conduct during a track meet — from the upcoming comedy. Watch: READ FULL STORY »
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