Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl
Seth Rogen says Katherine Heigl is a hypocrite for labeling their 2007 hit Knocked Up sexist.
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In the January 2008 issue of Vanity Fair, Heigl infamously said that she found the Judd Apatow comedy "a little sexist" because it "paints the women as shrews." But Heigl's latest cinematic offering, The Ugly Truth — in which her morning show producer must endure a series of tests about romance by Gerard Butler's chauvinistic correspondent — doesn't put women in a better light, according to Rogen and Apatow.
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Ben Stiller and Natalie Portman
Slumdog Millionaire swept. Kate Winslet finally got hers. Frost/Nixon got shut out. And on it goes. But, as we all know, there are much more to award shows than Oscar winners and losers. Here are our winners and losers from the 81st Academy Awards. Check them out and tell us yours!
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It may be a stretch to picture the man who donned a neon man-kini as the dapper Sherlock Holmes but Sacha Baron Cohen is nothing if not malleable in his roles The brain behind Borat is set to play the fictional crime-solving legend and is teaming up with Will Ferrell as his partner Watson Judd Apatow and Jimmy Miller the same team that first paired the actors in Talladega Nights will be producing the comedyCohen may not be making fun of anyone or even sipping Perrier this time around but its a mystery already just trying to envision such a wildly new take on the classic characters Will the flick be totally brilliant or too much of a reach Anna Dimond
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You can add Eric Bana to the cast of Judd Apatows upcoming film Funny People The pic set in the world of standup comedy follows a comedian who has a near-death experienceApatow is coproducing the film with Adam Sandlers Happy Madison Productions Sandler has also signed to star in the pic along with Seth Rogen Leslie Mann and Jason SchwartzmanProduction on Funny People starts in September and is scheduled for release next summer JR Whalen
The comedies just keep on comin for break-out star Seth Rogen And now oddly enough the actor is teaming up with Spiderman 3s James Franco as his partner in comedic crime The duo stars as two lazy stoners huge fans of the rare Pineapple Express strain of weed who wind up getting caught up with some nasty drug lords and are forced to run for their lives And the producer of the summer flick Why its none other than the mighty Judd Apatow of course All aboard
Variety has announced that Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann will costar in the next film that Judd Apatow will direct. And that's pretty much all they've announced, as the film doesn't yet have a title and the plot is reportedly top-secret.But we know the formula by now, right? Can't we write this sucker on our own? Sandler and Mann play a married couple. Sandler is a henpecked writer who misses hanging out with the boys (to be played by James Franco, Jason Segel and Jonah Hill). Mann plays his ball-busting wife, who is prone to both profanity and crying jags. Rogen is his bad-influence college roommate, with whom he sneaks off to smoke pot, play video games, drink Jägermeister and talk about chicks. Mann discovers that Sandler is not tutoring less-fortunate kids for the SATs but practicing for a beer-pong tournament in Rogen's basement (cameo by Christopher Walken as a disgraced Olympic table-tennis coach). Also: Someone gets their man bits caught in a revolving door.O...
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Getting Knocked Up was clearly not enough for Judd Apatow and How I Met Your Mother's Jason Segel. The pair's now teaming up for yet another comedy: Five-Year Engagement, which follows the relationship between Segel's character and his fiancée for... yes, five years. According to Variety, the flick promises to be a couples' comedy, with a raw humor that Apatow fans can likely anticipate already. Writer-director Nick Stoller explains, "It's definitely an extension of our desire to explore the depth of human misery."But before the Engagement we'll see another Stoller-Segel collabo, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which also stars Kristen Bell. Stoller describes Engagement by comparison, saying, "If Sarah Marshall and Jason's character had stayed together, this might be the sequel." Anna Dimond
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CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves has sealed a new deal to stay on at least through Sept. 30, 2011.... Foot-in-mouth poster-deejay Don Imus is thisclose to finalizing a contract that would bring him to Citadel Broadcasting, which owns ABC Radio Networks.... Per Variety, in a move that makes as much sense as adding bananas to peanut butter, Knocked Up laugh machine Judd Apatow has been made a partner in Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's comedy website FunnyorDie.com. — Ben Katner
Question: I checked out the debut of AMC's Mad Men on your recommendation, and I loved it. Fresh, stylish and stirring! I was especially excited to see familiar faces Vincent Kartheiser (Connor from Angel) and Christina Hendricks (Saffron from Firefly). I guess you can tell I'm a Joss Whedon fan! I was very happy to discover that the Mad Men episodes will be available On Demand through my cable provider. This got me thinking about VOD's potential to completely revolutionize the television industry. It could impact scheduling with choose-your-own prime-time ability, while invalidating the Nielsen rating system (thank goodness) once networks can get true reads of viewership. This would hopefully extend the lives of beloved but not mainstream shows from minds like Joss Whedon and Judd Apatow. And I can't even imagine the changes to come in the world of commercials. What are your thoughts on VOD and the future of scheduled television?
Answer: On Demand viewing is a terrific innovation (I
Kristen Bell in Fifty Pills
On the CW's Veronica Mars (Tuesdays at 9 pm/ET), Kristen Bell plays a sassy crime fighter who revels in putting the bad guys behind bars (or at least getting a bit of payback). But in the newly released DVD for Fifty Pills, fans will get to see quite a different side of her as a somewhat proper love interest to a fella who has to sell Ecstasy in order to stay in college. TVGuide.com asked Bell about the indie flick as well as the rest of Veronica Mars' Season 3 — including her current take on Logan and Veronica's fate.
TVGuide.com: Fifty Pills has sort of an American Pie kind of vibe.Kristen Bell: Yeah, it definitely has that feel to it.
TVGuide.com: And you get to play the nice good girl.Bell: