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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!


“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

David Cross talks 'Arrested Development' movie (again), Amber Tamblyn on 'Countdown'

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

Tobias Fünke to wed Amber Tamblyn: Who should join the wedding party?

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

It turns out I'm still mad at Zack for trying to thwart Kelly's modeling career in Paris

Seeing this shot of Tiffani Thiessen and Mark-Paul Gosselaar hugging it out at a charity event over the weekend reminded me that I still have a lot of animosity towards Zack Morris. (Which sucks, because one-time EW.com cupcake-feeder Mark-Paul Gosselaar in person is pretty awesome.) He tried to take away the most important opportunity of Kelly Kapowski’s feathered little life because he was afraid he was going to lose her. That manipulative bastard!

Do you ever see photos of perfectly nice actor-people and realize you still resent them for something their stupid characters did? That’s crazy. We’re all crazy!

Funny or Die already covered The 10 Creepiest Things About Zack Morris pretty well. So the real point of this blog item, despite the headline, is that you guys MUST join me in reliving Saved by the Bell’s ridiculous modeling montage from season 2, episode 10: “Model Students.” There’s an Arrested Development hidden gem in it for you if you do….  READ FULL STORY

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