James Franco Says He Didn’t Want To Host Oscars

By Steve Pond LOS ANGELES (TheWrap) – Remember that disastrous Academy Awards show back in February? Well, it wasn’t James Franco’s fault that he was a lousy host. In fact, he didn’t even want the gig and acted dull on purpose. Four months after a brief Twitter-fueled tiff in which he criticized Oscar writer Bruce […]

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Pee-Wee Herman Aims To Hit The Road In New Movie

SAN DIEGO — Pee-wee Herman hopes to take his act back on the road for a new big-screen adventure. Paul Reubens told an audience at the Comic-Con fan convention Thursday that he’s working with Hollywood comedy powerhouse Judd Apatow to produce a new movie. Reubens appeared in character as Pee-wee, with his bow-tie and gray suit. […]

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‘Bridesmaids’ Co-Writer Scores Big TV Deal

By Matthew Belloni and Lacey Rose LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Fresh from the success of the comedy “Bridesmaids,” the film’s co-writer/co-producer Annie Mumolo has landed a television writing deal. The deal, which closed late Tuesday, calls for Mumolo to develop a project for ABC Studios that will be produced by Tagline, the production company […]

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Judd Apatow Smacks Down Ricky Gervais At PGA Awards

Don’t invite Judd Apatow and Ricky Gervais to the same party. After tweeting last week that he thought “Joan Rivers did a wonderful job hosting the Golden Globes tonight,” Apatow used the occasion of hosting Saturday night’s Producers Guild Awards to continue hammering the British funnyman. “What did you think of Ricky Gervais?” asked Apatow, […]

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Jennifer Aniston Going Topless for Judd Apatow?

This may be a case of people getting way too excited over nothing, but some people are hyped up at the notion that Jennifer Aniston signing on to Judd Apatow’s film Wanderlust means she’s going to be doing something she’s never done before – going topless and busting out the full frontal on screen. The […]

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Judd Apatow Developing New Pee-Wee Herman Flick

LOS ANGELES – Pee-Wee Herman is coming back to the big screen in a Judd Apatow production. Apatow’s publicist, Matt Labov, says the writer-director-producer is developing a movie with Pee-Wee’s creator, Paul Reubens. Reubens is co-writing the film, which is described as an on-the-road movie built around a big adventure. Pee-Wee’s first film, 1985’s ‘Pee-Wee’s […]

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Opening Wide: Funny People, Aliens in the Attic, The Collector

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Funny-People/149371/1188889173/Funny-People%3A-At-The-Pool/embed 580 476] Funny People Judd Apatow’s latest film tries to delve into the reality of how comedians think and act, starring Adam Sandler as George Simmons, a prickish movie star (in a parody of his own film career) who learns he’s dying, Seth Rogen plays his aspiring comic assistant, and Leslie Mann plays […]

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