Former NBC Entertainment (and ex-The WB) president Garth Ancier was visiting the Saturday Night Live writers' room last weekend when he ran into another guest: Seth Rogen.
Ancier was the NBC exec who canceled critical fave Freaks and Geeks in 2000 after 12 episodes (18 were actually produced in total) due to low ratings. Freaks and Geeks went on to cult status ...read more
This week, Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig mercilessly mocked a reporter whose knowledge of their new film The Skeleton Twins was not up to snuff, and The Walking Dead Season 4 got the Bad Lip Reading treatment. In Saturday Night Live news, Sarah Silverman prepped for her upcoming hosting stint and James Franco released his documentary offering a behind-the-scenes look at the show. Also, Rob Corddry and Mark Duplass debuted their new web series Wedlock. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:read more
It seems even James Franco can't take himself seriously anymore. The infamous multi-hyphenate has teamed up with AOL for a new web series Making a Scene, in which Franco and his friends remix iconic film scenes with other movies and genres.
The launch for the series was held at the satirically trendy Neuehouse in lower Manhattan, a space that describes itself as a "post-modernist 'machine for creating'... intended for solopreneurs" in its manifesto (because of course the place hosting a James Franco event has a manifesto).
During the screening, which featured mash-ups of Batman with Beetlejuice,Dirty Dancing with Reservoir Dogs and more, Franco repeatedly found himself face-palming at his own work. "They ended up being really funny — not intentionally," Franco remarked at one point.read more