Roger Ebert passed away today at the age of 70. He announced on Tuesday that he was taking a "leave of presence" from his movie reviewing after discovering his cancer had returned following a hip fracture. Being one of the most popular film critics of our time, Roger had touched many celebrities' lives over the past five decades. Read on to hear how stars like Oprah Winfrey, Barack and Michelle Obama, Tom Cruise and more celebrities are reacting to the tragic news. He will be missed.
Ken Marino is Mark Orlando, just a typical shirtless firefighter looking for love, in a hilarious new web series on Yahoo! It's just like The Bachelor, only in this scenario, Michael Ian Black is Chris Harrison and the contestants are terrifyingly unstable. There's God-loving veterinary assistant Mandy (Kristen Bell), pedicurist/dancer Ballerina (Ken Jeong), and then there's Jennifer Aniston wearing a giant panda costume. If it sounds ridiculous, that's because it is — ridiculously awesome. Ben Stiller and real-life wife, Christine Taylor, even star as former contestants/fiancés. It's a comedy storm! And there are three episodes already. The first is below, but be sure to check out the first "hose ceremony", and more, in the additional episodes.
Check out the first episode after the jump.
Spring is here, which means ready or not, here comes wedding season! Whether you're collecting invites from your friends tying the knot or prepping for your own big day, the next few months will be full of I dos. And we're already seeing a fresh crop of celebrity engagements with the season of love on our heels. Alec Baldwin and Seann William Scott have just announced their prospective engagements, and rumors have been swirling that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are engaged. We have to say we're suckers for the sweet stories and tidbits from newly engaged couples (along with the glimpse at the bling!), and the best part may be hearing how the fella, or lady, popped the question. We've rounded up some of the cutest and funniest proposal stories from the famous guys who did the proposing and lived to tell the tale. Check 'em out now!
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As some of you may know, Billy Bob Thornton was recently outed as a major douchebag. He showed up with his band the Boxmasters to a live radio interview, and because the interviewer mentioned in his introduction that Billy Bob was (gasp!) an actor and not, I don't know, a Rock God — he sulked, stopped answering questions like a normal person, and in general acted like a petulant, self-important baby. Check out Michael Ian Black's inevitable impersonation. (As if the original were not a parody of itself already!)
- Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black are filming a pilot for Comedy Central. — Zap2it
- Mike Myers is joining the peculiar cast (Brad Pitt, Simon Pegg, Eli Roth, B.J. Novak) for Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards. — ComingSoon
- A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame annex will open in downtown Manhattan. — Billboard
- Sigourney Weaver will play a therapist on Eli Stone, while Audrina Patridge will guest-star on Do Not Disturb. — TV Guide
- Liam Neeson and possibly Javier Bardem will join Orlando Bloom in the untitled dramatic film about Sarajevo. — Variety
- David Duchovny and Tea Leoni will star together in the comedy Born to Rock. — Hollywood Reporter
- Director Matthew Vaughn will direct an adaptation of the comic book Kick-Ass, with Christopher Mintz-Plasse in negotiations to star. — ComingSoon
- Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne is suing John McCain and the Republican party for using his song "Running on Empty" in a TV commercial. — Billboard
- Claire Danes will play Temple Grandin in an HBO biopic. — Hollywood Reporter
Run, Fat Boy, Run comes from a background of comedy gold, three times over: the off-kilter quirkiness of writer Michael Ian Black, the sweet goofiness of director David Schwimmer, and the British everyman humor of cowriter and star Simon Pegg. Ideally, the film would have joined the three comedy styles seamlessly, creating a lovable, hysterical movie that could do no wrong.
Unfortunately, Run, Fat Boy, Run feels like three different movies as disparate as its influences: one set of gross-out jokes that would make the Farrelly Brothers proud, one sweet but schlocky romantic comedy, and one laugh-out-loud underdog story. It's as if the trio couldn't commit to just one sort of film, bouncing from saccharine father-son scenes to disgusting blister-popping to Pegg's trademark loser-y antics. The result is a film that isn't bad, just disappointingly ordinary.
Pegg stars as Dennis, a man who chickens out on his wedding day and runs away from his pregnant bride, Libby (Thandie Newton). Five years later, he wants to win her back — but Libby has started dating Whit (Hank Azaria), a slick American stockbroker who seems to be good at everything, including running marathons. Dennis decides that the way back to Libby is beating Whit at his own game and decides he, too, will run a race. Never mind that just running down the block leaves him winded; he's going to finish 26.2 miles and get the girl, to boot. Things follow a fairly expected path from there — though there are some laughs along the way — so read more
Thandie Newton brightened up the Run, Fat Boy, Run LA premiere last night in her pink dress and springtime beauty look — love it or hate it? — while Amanda Bynes joined in the fun in her standard LBD. David Schwimmer has been giving lots of interviews about sitting in the director's chair, but don't expect his name plastered all over the movie. He said, "I’m really proud of it — it’s just i find it comes across a bit pretentious sometimes when ads or commercials have 'a film by such and such.' It always seems to me, when I’m watching the trailer or ad, that it’s a big ego stroke." We guess David will have to wait until the critics weigh in for his confidence booster — check back in later this week to see what Buzz thinks of his film directorial debut.
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Or are you happy to see me? Television personality Michael Ian Black (from VH1's I Love The. . . series) tells our favorite bunnies about a past performance involving a bunny in some dude's pants. Buns and Chou Chou are, understandably, a bit miffed, and the interview kinda goes downhill from there. Those crazy comedians!
I love me some Simon Pegg, as I think pretty much everything he does is hilarious. And I know many of you — like me — adore Hank Azaria. So the U.K. preview for this fall's comedy Run, Fat Boy, Run should please a good number of Pegg and Azaria fans.
Curiously, the movie was written by Michael Ian Black and directed by David Schwimmer. Pegg plays Dennis, an out-of-shape dude who leaves his pregnant fiancee Libby (Thandie Newton) at the altar. Five years later, he believes that she's the love of his life and decides to win her away from her new man (Azaria, who looks unbelievably good in this trailer) by running his first marathon. Let the training montages begin!
To watch the trailer before Run, Fat Boy, Run opens October 26, read more