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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

What a fun, sexy time for Lucille 2!

And she’s not just being Miley in those fab feathers.

Do you think photographer Terry Richardson had to whisper “WITH CLUB SAUCE….” to Liza Minnelli, 65, in order to set an appropriately sultry mood for their spread in UK’s Love Magazine?

Also, you know when you have like 67 tabs open and most of ‘em get closed but one of em’ you just leave open and LOVE ON all day? This was it. How terribly grand.

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'The Office' finale: Is Will Arnett the Scranton Strangler? Also: Our dream plotline


Along with Ricky Gervais and Will Arnett, NBC has confirmed the addition of Ray Romano, James Spader, and Catherine Tate to The Office‘s May 19 finale. With so much time between new episodes and all this talk of upcoming guest stars, it’s hard not to get carried away with dream plotlines. But what will this epic finale entail? Let’s brainstorm. Come on!

Office writer and star Mindy Kaling may have revealed that Arnett will be portraying the series’ most infamous character, The Scranton Strangler. The network has yet to confirm these casting details to EW, but we’d like to believe Fair Mindy, if only because the sight of Gob Bluth in prison orange would be one we’d love to revisit. READ FULL STORY

Jason Bateman and David Koechner break bread in new Denny's ad

It’s true, what David Koechner says about Jason Bateman in the opening moments of their yummy commercial for Denny’s restaurants: “When I see you, I see a warmth and an intelligence that makes me want more.” The four-minute clip bottles the Bateman that so charmed audiences on Arrested Development, put-upon and slightly condescending, yet inordinately patient. It’s the first of several “Always Open” ads for the diner-restaurant that Bateman and Will Arnett’s company are planning (they also produced ads last year for Orbit Gum), and Koechner (Anchorman, The Office) is the perfect foil for Bateman’s cutting wit and proper bearing. By the end, Koechner literally has Bateman eating out of his hand. Check it out: READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga's egg coffin, Batman bubble butt: EW.com readers outraged, confused at low shock value

Lady Gaga threw a wrench into the peaceful fabric of Crazy Town, of which she is mayor, by showing up to Sunday’s Grammy Awards encased in a giant egg, then “hatching” in a solid-color latex number with zero — zero! — random patches of material calling attention to her genital area. “This is pretty tame for her; most of her body is covered,” complained dee123 in the comment section of EW’s Grammys Red Carpet photo gallery. Meg Mon agreed. “She did add a few little Klingon bits on her forehead and shoulders. But for someone who is being ‘born’ into a performance, I expect something — bigger.” According to Allison, Gaga failed in more than one arena of fashion: “Not crazy enough to be shocking, not sane enough to be pretty,” she laments. Luckily, Ethan stepped in as the voice of reason. “I can’t believe you’re calling her tame when she came to the effin’ Grammys IN AN EGG. I love what Lady Gaga has done to life.”

Meanwhile, my favorite Gaga-related comment came from loyal reader Madd: “The leather outfit (pictured, bottom) reminded me of the Arrested Development episode where Tobias buys a ‘Leather Daddy’ outfit.” Oh, does it ever. READ FULL STORY

'Retired at 35': Why is traditional sitcommery so irresistible?

retired-at-35-castImage Credit: TVLandTV Land proved one thing with its premiere of Retired at 35 last night: This cable net has got its brand formula down. Like USA before it, with its quirky-light-heroes-solve-cases gambit, the channel — formerly reserved for endless repeats of classic TV (not that I’m complaining about the All in the Family on my DVR) — has nailed what will clearly now become its go-to approach. The hit Hot in Cleveland served up the template checklist: 1. Ridiculous premise that it’s best to accept without too much thinking. (L.A. ladies of a certain age “crash land” in Cleveland on their way to Paris and decide to stay there? Sure, why not!) 2. Make roommates of an unlikely combo of colorful characters sure to clash. (Ladies “must” live with the “caretaker” of their new house, a sassy lady of an even more advanced certain age.) 3. Have absolute comedy pros star in the show, and watch the viewers — and the skilled readings of even the lamest lines — roll in. (That’s you, Betty White; but also you, Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, and Valerie Bertinelli.) READ FULL STORY

The 'Arrested Development' shout-out on last night's 'Parenthood'

arrested-development_320.jpg Image Credit: Everett CollectionDid you catch the Arrested Development shout-out on Parenthood last night? Amber and Haddie lied about going to a movie as a cover for Haddie’s clandestine date, so they practiced what they’d say when their respective parents asked them about it: “Michael Cera was obviously hilarious and adorable,” they told each other. Amber even repeated it to her mom, saying “Michael Cera was adorable as always.” Amber, recall, is played by Mae Whitman — who played Ann Veal, girlfriend to Michael Cera’s George Michael. Hee! To the show’s credit, the moment wasn’t played with any wink-winking at all. Also to the show’s credit: Mae Whitman! Holy crap, she is great. READ FULL STORY

'Survivor': Gulliver's Travels Through the Birth Canal

Could Survivor‘s ridiculous Gulliver challenge/blatant movie promo be any more vaginal?

I haven’t seen anything this close to a live birth in years.

Ooh, maybe Chandler Bing should blog more often! We should create a byline for him and a category called Chanandeler Bong’s Law Blog. I will get right on that.

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