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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

David Cross says he snorted cocaine at White House Correspondents' Dinners

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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

Alviiiin! David Cross calls 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked' 'the most unpleasant experience I've ever had'

In a recent interview with IndieWire.com, actor/comedian David Cross described working on Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked– Ghost Protocol: A Game of Shadows — Sorry, but that title is ripe for parody! Ripe! — “the most unpleasant experience I’ve ever had in my professional life.” Meanwhile, EW’s own Adam Markovitz called the third installment in the series, “Nothing more than a cynical stab at grabbing kids’ attention—and, more importantly, their parents’ cash.” (In short, you actually couldn’t pay people enough to want to deal with Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. Not even some of the people in it.) READ FULL STORY

'Arrested Development': Which Bluth-Funke family member is your favorite character?

In this week’s print issue of EW, we look back eight years to the premiere of Arrested Development on Nov. 2, 2003. The series (returning to the small screen next year in advance of a planned feature film) lasted only three seasons on Fox, but with the way we play our DVDs over and over and roam around the office spouting out random quotes like “I just blue myself,” it might as well have been on the air this whole time. (If only!) I’ve learned over the years to establish complete certainty about which staffers are AD nuts and which aren’t, lest I be considered rude or uncooperative when I coolly tell people during meetings, “I don’t understand the question, and I won’t respond to it.” READ FULL STORY

'Dancing With the Stars': Hidden Gems of Week 7!

Studies have shown that Hidden Gems of the Week, EW.com’s collection of reader-submitted ridiculata, is the best way to enjoy Dancing With the Stars without ever having to turn it on. It’s a visual feast of sparkles, fringe, and stunning awkwardness. Ready to go down the rabbit hole? Behold this bountiful smattering of Visible Gems!

MOST VALUABLE GEM (MVG) OF THE WEEK: OUTER BEAUTY EDITION

“Karina in the ghost costume looked exactly like George Bluth dressed as God from Creation of Adam in the Living Classics Pageant on Arrested Development. Deeply disturbing.” –Jillibeans READ FULL STORY

Guest blogger Joshua Malina: Top 7 reasons 'Sports Night' will never get 'Arrested Development'-style revival

Last night I signed into my primary news source and was made aware by multiple tweets that Arrested Development — Mitch Hurwitz’s groundbreakingly kick-ass comedy — was slated to return to the air after a five-year absence. I’m delighted at the prospect, though I take it all with a grain of salt. Announcements of the show’s return have now run longer than the original series. Still, here’s hoping it happens.

On the heels of the A.D. bombshell, folks have been tweeting me throughout the day asking when they can expect the return of Sports Night, Aaron Sorkin’s proto-dramedy about the hijinks, hilarity, and heartbreak that go on behind the scenes of a cable sports show. The answer — in brief — is “Never.” Don’t get me wrong. I’d sign up now. I mean what am I doing today? I’m writing this. Hell, I’d be open to discussing a second season of Big Shots, or a third episode of Imagine That. I’m not the problem, people. But I have aggregated some of the issues that prevent a Sports Night reunion. Herewith, the top 7 reasons it’ll never happen:  READ FULL STORY

On the Scene at the first 'Arrested Development' reunion

There was a lot of touching yesterday at the New Yorker Festival’s “Bluth Family Reunion” panel, which reunited Arrested Development’s main players — co-creator Mitchell Hurwitz, Portia De Rossi, David Cross, Michael Cera, Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, and Ron Howard (via speakerphone) — for the first time since they wrapped their final show in December 2005. There was plenty of talk about how Fox made a huge mistake when it canceled the series six years ago. And there was even unlimited juice — okay, that’s a lie, but it was still, in Buster’s words, “OFF THE HOOK.”

I’m not just referring to the clan’s announcement that they were working on a limited-run series to segue between the final episode and the show’s long awaited movie adaptation. The clearly happy-to-be-there group — Arnett finished the evening by thanking the crowd for giving them an excuse to get back together — spent a good hour and forty minutes reminiscing about the show’s early days, joking about bowel movements and pop-pop (you know what I mean), dissecting Jason Bateman’s revitalized career, and making fun of Michael Cera’s new mop-top ‘do (seriously, think Muppet hair). As for the fans, not only did they get to ask questions, but they also got to show off their stuff. And I mean real stuff — one guy had paid $350 for one of Buster’s prosthetic hands, another had purchased GOB’s Segway. They also asked the Bluths to fulfill one final request: Do the chicken dance for the audience. And they got their wish.

Here are 13 other tidbits you might have learned had you’d been there.

1.    The first script came with a warning. READ FULL STORY

The upcoming 'Arrested Development' movie and episodes: Best news ever or best news EVER?

Hey, PopWatchers! By now you’ve probably heard the amazing news that came out of yesterday’s Arrested Development panel at the New Yorker Festival. But, in case you didn’t hear (perhaps someone blew an air horn in your ear, in which case, you should probably lie down), Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz revealed that not only was he halfway through the script of the long in-the-works movie, which he hopes to begin shooting next summer, but in even more exciting news, he said he plans to shoot a limited-run nine to 10 new episodes of the series that would air next fall. (Jason Bateman summed up the time line a little differently, tweeting, “It’s true. We will do 10 episodes and the movie. Probably shoot them all together next summer for a release in early ’13. VERY excited!”)

With both Netflix and Showtime currently in talks to pick up the show and make this happen and Hurwitz promising that the limited-run series will catch fans up on everything that’s been going on with the Bluth clan since Arrested Development ended five years ago (in short, “They f— everything up”), could this be even more exciting than the prospect of a movie? READ FULL STORY

'Arrested Development' movie: Jason Bateman admits 'It's frustrating'

There has been talk of an Arrested Development movie since the show’s abrupt end in 2006. With the film’s development, well, arrested nearly twice as long as the actual run of the show itself, are you gnashing at the teeth and shivering in your denim cut-offs, beloved never nudes? Well we have some cautiously optimistic news for you: Jason Bateman, in a U.K. presser for The Change-Up (the film is released overseas tomorrow), admitted with a heavy sigh, “It’s frustrating for me that I can’t give fans of the show a more concrete answer because I am as much of a fan of the show as they are. I get it.” That said, he confirmed that negotiations for the film were still on course and made an admittedly unofficial guess that shooting would begin “in the middle of next year.” See the full video after the jump. READ FULL STORY

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