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
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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
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
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
David Cross sat down for a chat with Keith Olbermann on Countdown, but the two pals (both play in Jason Bateman’s fantasy football together, who knew?!) had so much to discuss they had to make a web extra. During their extended time together, the topic turned to, as to be expected, the long and eagerly awaited Arrested Development movie. While Cross (who calls the constant barrage of Arrested chatter “mildly irritating,” but realizes being synonymous with the show is “certainly a good thing to be remembered for”) hasn’t talked to the show’s creator Mitchell Hurwitz for over a year, he did confirm one possible story line for the movie: All the characters would play their own fathers. “It’s genius, it’s the perfect way to address it,” Cross said of Hurwitz’s plan to handle the five-year gap since the series went off the air and left a Mrs. Featherbottom-sized hole in the hearts of fans.
Check out the full semi-NSFW work clip below, in which Cross talks about more Arrested madness (he and Tobias Fünke had to learn the very hard way that the Blue Man Group don’t actually paint themselves to get that sapphire hue), his engagement to Amber Tamblyn (“I am going to take her name… David Rose Marie Tamblyn”), how the Internet reacted to their relationship (“They’re not nice, but we dismiss them”), and what’s next for The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (a movie by 2028!) and his career (writing and directing a non-”lame” sitcom). Watch: READ FULL STORY
A rep for 28-year-old Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants actress Amber Tamblyn confirmed her engagement to 47-year-old
comedian David Cross actor-slash-former analrapist Tobias Fünke to US Weekly on Wednesday, instantly sparking the inevitable May-December wedding debate. “She’s barely older than Maeby!” cried nobody. “Mrs. Featherbottom would never approve,” added an anonymous made-up person. “Frightened inmate no. 2 deserves far better than this no-name, fame seeking hussy. What is House M.D., anyways? OVER-RATED!”
But to die-hard Arrested Development fans, a far more important debate looms than the one concerning the age-appropriateness of this pairing — who should the couple ask to join their sure to be memorable wedding party? READ FULL STORY