Good news: Arrested Development will return to life next spring with the debut of an all-new fourth season on Netflix. More good news: There’s going to be a premiere party in L.A. to celebrate the occasion. Now for some bad news: Your invitation was kind of thrown into the ocean by GOB. And back to good news: You can still get into this event by bidding on four premiere party tickets, thanks to EW’s partnership with Charitybuzz for our third-annual Reunions Issue. That’s right — the cause is good! READ FULL STORY
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This Week's Cover: The casts of 'Arrested Development', 'Clueless' and more get back together in the Reunions Issue!
Are you ready for your yearly dose of pop-culture nostalgia? Entertainment Weekly‘s third annual Reunions Issue brings together ten of your favorite TV and movie casts, from The Larry Sanders Show to Breaking Away. To top it off, fans of Arrested Development, Melrose Place, and Clueless can celebrate their pop-culture favorites with special collector’s edition covers, which are available to buy individually. Here’s a sampling of what to expect:
Clueless: The high school satire may have evolved into a coming-of-age classic, but not every cast-member was immediately smitten with their character. Alicia Silverstone recounts her first impression of Cher: “I thought, ‘Who is this girl?’ I had nothing in common with her at all. I thought she was a materialistic, annoying little bitch.” She and co-star Donald Faison also admit that they didn’t immediately get most of the now-famous slang in the film. Says Faison: “I had no idea what the hell I was saying. What the f— is a ‘Monet’? What’s ‘going postal’ mean? And when they explained to me what it meant, I thought, ‘That’s really messed up!’”
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We’ve come a long way from the days of candybar phones pre-programmed with monophonic versions of “The Entertainer.” These days, anything can be a ringtone — which comes in handy when you’re as pop culture-obsessed as EW’s staff.
Assistant News Director Denise Warner has her phone play the Downton Abbey theme song whenever she gets a call; before that, her cell rang to the tune of Warren G’s “Regulate.” EW.com producer Nika Vagner uses Ryan Gosling reading “Hey girl” memes aloud as her ringtone. (And you can too!) My own ringtone isn’t particularly pop culture-y — it’s a snippet from a Guster song I’ve been using since I was 19 — but my mom programmed her own so that when I call her, it plays “Mambo” from West Side Story. This explains why I turned out the way I did.
So, what’s your own custom ringtone? Read how other EW staffers answered this question, then add your response in the comments. Bonus points for anyone who uses a Stefon quote; points deducted for anything including the word “trampire.”
Jason Bateman made the opposite of a huge mistake today: He gave us a tiny gift of photography, wrapped up in a bow of mystery. Accompanied by the words “First day. Away we go…,” he tweeted a photo, presumably from the set of Arrested Development, the beloved cult comedy that is returning from the land of cancellation with new episodes. (Ten fresh installments will arrive on Netflix in 2013.)
The photo doesn’t show Bateman or any of our other cast members, all of whom are expected to return for the fourth season. But two-thirds of a very familiar trio are visible: Workaholics‘ Adam DeVine and Anders Holm. (Is Blake Anderson just out of frame?) There is a connection here: Arrested mastermind Mitch Hurwitz popped up as Cool Eric on Workaholics last year. Check out the full shot below: READ FULL STORY
How best to celebrate the arrival of the fifth month, PopWatchers? Lacking a May pole in EW’s office, I decided to turn to pop culture. Though I considered expanding the net to include non-traditional picks like bunkin’ cousin Maeby Fünke from Arrested Development and Ghost‘s Oda Mae Brown (“Molly, you in danger, girl!”), there was plenty of May love to go around without getting Fünke with it. Below, five of my favorite May touchstones. READ FULL STORY
Though it actually launched on Oct. 9, 1986, Fox is celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend with a primetime extravaganza featuring such stars of yesteryear as Calista Flockhart, Gabrielle Carteris, Ian Ziering, and David Faustino. Before tomorrow night’s broadcast, we thought it appropriate to take a look back at how the network has changed the pop culture landscape in the last quarter century. READ FULL STORY
There’s a video of the Brothers Bluth trading quips while shaving, and you thought we wouldn’t write a post about it? Come on!
Will Arnett and Jason Bateman have teamed up to produce Mansome, the latest documentary from Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock. (Guess Tony Hale was busy?) According to its official synopsis, the doc — which premieres tomorrow at the Tribeca Film Festival — examines questions of masculinity “in the age of manscaping, metrosexuals, and grooming products galore.” The film also includes candid interviews with funnymen like Paul Rudd and Zach Galifianakis — as well as moments like the following clip, first posted by E! Online, in which Arnett and Bateman couple razor blades with razor-sharp barbs. Check it out below. READ FULL STORY
STEVE HOLT! 'Arrested Development' fans launch campaign to bring back TV's favorite illegitimate son
JUSTIN GRANT WADE! Just doesn’t have the same ring, does it? But that hasn’t stopped friends and fans of the actor — who played the compulsive name announcer, letterman jacket wearer, and illegitimate son of Gob Bluth on Arrested Development — from mounting an online campaign to bring back Wade and his character when the show returns via Netflix in early 2013 and in the feature film to follow.
Wade himself has even gotten in on the act, recording a video plea on SaveSteveHolt.com, acknowledging he hasn’t yet been asked to return to the show for its fourth season and assuring fans “a portion of the profits will be going to a very good cause.” READ FULL STORY
Here’s something President Obama won’t want to sing about: In a new interview with Playboy, comedic actor David Cross admits to snorting cocaine at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2009 while only 65 feet away from President Obama.
“It was just about being able to say that I did it, that I did cocaine in the same room as the president. I’m not proud of it, nor am I ashamed of it,” he confessed, seemingly legitimizing it by saying the amount he ingested was only the size of “a tick.”
“It was a tiny granule of coke that I put on my wrist and said, “Watch this. I need a witness.” And then I ducked under the table and did it. It wasn’t like I got high,” he says in the interview. READ FULL STORY
Contrarian Corner: Why can't you people just let 'Arrested Development' and 'Party Down' rest in peace?
Ever read Pet Sematary? The family cat gets run over by a truck. Such a sad thing, to see a pretty cat struck down in its prime. That cat could have amused the family for years! Fortunately for the family, their house is just a few doors down from the local Indian Burial Ground. Dad makes an executive decision and uses the Burial Ground magic to bring the cat back to life. Good as new! Better than ever! Except that the resurrected cat is different somehow. Stranger. Less fun. He’s not as energetic. He smells like death. At a certain point, Dad starts regretting his decision. Maybe he should’ve just gotten a new cat.
Now, Party Down died a quiet death in mid-2010. READ FULL STORY
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