And she’s not just being Miley in those fab feathers.
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.
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
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
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 STORYDid you catch the Arrested Development shout-out on
“It’s just not going to happen.” At the recent Megamind premiere in L.A., though, Cross was singing a very different tune.Is David Cross just toying with Arrested Development fans’ emotions now? Rumors of a movie based on the beloved sitcom have circulated, died, and resurfaced all over again too many times to count since the show went off the air in 2006. As recently as this April, Cross (a.k.a. Tobias Fünke) was swatting down those hopes, saying,
First he gave a sarcastic joke answer to the inevitable AD-movie question. “We shot it secretly on location in the Maldives,” deadpanned Cross. “It’s actually been done for about two years now.” READ FULL STORY
Lionsgate has confirmed that they will adapt the bestselling pregnancy bible What To Expect When You’re Expecting and intend to give it the Love Actually and Valentine’s Day treatment. In other words, we’ll see a series of intertwining vingnettes with enough star wattage to blind most any moviegoer.
The film is still in the early planning stages, but we wanted to throw out our own casting recommendations — and hopefully Lionsgate is listening.
Dreamboat status aside, Jon Hamm would be perfect as frazzled father of three whose wife is expecting again. Mad Men gives him drama cred, 30 Rock gives him comedy cred, and really, who doesn’t want to see Don Draper play a fumbling, ultimately loving father? We all know Sally Draper would!
But Hamm would need someone to grab beers with at the local bar, and that’s where he can turn to Jason Bateman, who might play dad to an awkward teen, if only to remedy my Arrested Development separation anxiety.
As for the women, Rachel McAdams would nail nervous-mother-to-be, no? And may we suggest Jane Lynch as one part of a lesbian couple who is expecting via sperm donor? Considering Lynch’s storied career (Best in Show, Julie & Julia, and The 40-Year-Old Virgin) we know she has more up her sleeve than a red tracksuit.
Who do you think should be cast? We’re taking your suggestions below!
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The new behind-the-scenes featurette on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 below doesn’t really tell us anything new — they’re alone, on the run, outside Hogwarts, we know — but it does run through the first six films in the series in a way that made me think how amazing it would be if you’ve never read the books or seen the movies and still have all of that to look forward to. The idea was fresh in my mind after seeing a recent trailer for Deathly Hallows, turning to the friend I was with, and having her tell me she’s only read the first two books. I imagine the combination of pity/envy is similar to what some people feel for me when I tell them I’ve never seen Arrested Development. (I know I’ll love it. That could be why I’m saving it for when I really need it.)
So, back the headline: What pop culture phenomena still lies before you unspoiled, making your friends insanely jealous? Why haven’t you pulled the trigger? And when do you plan to? READ FULL STORY