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Michael Cera talks 'Arrested Development' movie: 'I feel scared by all the expectations'

michael-ceraImage Credit: Chris Hatcher/PR PhotosI recently spoke with Michael Cera about his new superpowers-and-rock-music comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. The World for this week’s Summer Must Issue. At the end of our chat, I asked him about the current status of the on-again-off-again Arrested Development film, as all EW writers are legally obliged to do whenever we talk to an AD cast member.

The news was not encouraging. Cera said he hadn’t spoken to Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz about the movie “in a while.” More generally, the actor admitted to being apprehensive about the project.  “I feel scared by the all the expectations on it at this point,” he revealed. “People ask me about it a lot. And to make a movie that already has expectations built in before the script is even written seems intimidating.”

On the other hand, Arrested Development fans can look forward to a mini cast reunion in Scott Pilgrim. One of Cera’s costars is Mae Whitman, who portrayed his girlfriend Ann on AD but, in Scott Pilgrim, plays one of the punch-happy “evil exes” of Cera’s new gal pal. “It was great,” Cera said of re-teaming with Whitman. “She’s so funny in this, and impressive too in her fight sequence.”

Do you still think an Arrested Development movie is a good idea? Are you excited to see Cera and Whitman back together in Scott Pilgrim (an event that is very briefly previewed in the trailer, which I’ve posted after the jump)?

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Lunchtime Poll: Bacon or Smoked Salmon vodka?

JESSICA-WALTERImage Credit: Sam Urdank/FoxSorry to bring up alcohol at lunchtime, but Lucille Bluth has been at it since 8 o’clock in the morning and we all need to catch up. (That martini to your right? “That one didn’t count.”) A trendy Google news story alerted us yesterday via meatwave that not only is there a bacon-infused vodka out there named Bakon, but a smoked salmon-flavored vodka has made its way into Bloody Marys, creamy pasta dishes, and the parched mouths of fishermen up in wacky Alaska.

Which would you try? I feel like I’d have to sample smoked salmon vodka one time just for cred, but that I could go on sipping bacon-infused anything for the rest of my days.

DON’T EVER MENTION KLIMPY’S TO ME AGAIN!

'My Life on the D List' recap: Old Miss Imperfect

d-listImage Credit: Jaimie Trueblood/BravoOn last night’s My Life on the D List, Kathy Griffin judged a toddlers’ beauty pageant with her mom (of course), then put on her own toddler beauty pageant for her mom and a completely bewildered audience. “It’s about making a connection with people,” Kathy summed up looking like the Red Queen, cupcake hands all wrong (pictured). The whole thing was very Sports Kids Moms and Dads, Toddlers & Tiaras, Little Miss Perfect, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Yo Gabba Gabba!, and Night of the Living Dead all wrapped up in a filled-to-bursting tank of disgusting kiddie spray tan. It was exactly like that. Oh, and Kathy’s remodeling her “house,” which is now a war zone. She has no plan, just demolition, stacks of wood, a sad pipe where her bar used to be, and a single glass of white w(h)ine for her mother.

The entire episode was surreal. I only tuned in because Liza Minnelli was on last week; I don’t usually watch this show at full attention, but now I know I’ll never stop. I used to assume I’d want to violently shake Kathy Griffin by the shoulders the whole time, and that’s still true, but I’d want to do that because I love her so much, if that makes sense. Also, I want to get drunk with her mom.

Favorite KG quote of the night: “It was really fun judging the infants. You could judge on character, poise, and if they s— themselves while being held by their gay father.” More gems after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Kimmel's 'Twilight' special contains this situation

the-situation-as-edward-cullenImage Credit: Mitch Haddad/ABC/AP ImagesABC has released this pic of Jersey Shore‘s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino re-imagining Robert Pattinson’s role in Twilight. It could be one of Jimmy’s fantasies translated into an actual photo shoot, but officially it is part of next week’s Jimmy Kimmel Live: Twilight Saga: Total Eclipse of the Heart special, airing Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET.

Let us know how off-putting it is to see Edward Cullen with severe abs, IN A TANNING COFFIN, in the comments below; feel free to just say “this much!” as if triumphantly holding up a fish you just caught near the shore. Or do you want Edward to have lumpy abs? I barely care about Edward and I vehemently don’t want him to have abs, especially abs that look like George Michael’s bodysuit from the “Living Classics” Pageant in Arrested Development. But that’s me.

Annie on Twitter: @EWAnnieBarrett

New 'Scott Pilgrim' trailer: Beatings, a 'boob' reference, and Brandon Routh

scott-pilgrimDirector Edgar Wright has just posted the international trailer for his new movie Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. As I recently spoke with the Shaun of the Dead auteur about his latest genre-splicing extravaganza, I probably shouldn’t offer a personal opinion about it. But I do suggest that if you have even the vaguest interest in superheroes, video games, cool-looking female drummers, visual gags about urination, people getting punched in the face, people getting punched “in the boob,” absurdly large hammers, Arrested Development mini-reunions, and/or Brandon Routh being really rather amusing, then you might care to check out the clip, which I’ve posted after the break.

What do you think of the trailer? Are you counting down the days until the film’s Aug. 13 release? And did you spot the Arrested Development cast member who isn’t Michael Cera?

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Homer! Buffy! Jack Bauer! Find out why they made our 100 Greatest Characters list

We laugh at them. We quote them at will. We love them more than we do some of our own family members. They are, of course, the truly iconic characters in pop culture, and in the current issue of EW, we celebrate the heck out of them with our list of the 100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years, featuring quotes from the men and women who brought these creations to life. In addition to picking up a copy of the issue, check out the following video, in which Jeff Jensen and I pay tribute to honorees including Homer Simpson, Sydney Bristow, Jack Bauer, Don Draper, and a guy we may have talked about once or twice on Totally Lost: John Locke. (By the way, we’ll keep you posted when the final Totally Lost is ready to post.) You’ll also hear Glee’s Jane Lynch and 30 Rock’s Tracy Morgan talk about their onscreen alter egos. After you watch the video, do some role playing of your own and tell us: Who are your favorite characters of the last 20 years?

Jason Bateman and Dustin Hoffman share JumboTron kiss. I just blue myself.

bateman-hoffman-kissImage Credit: London Ent/Splash NewsNow this is how you do it, Miley. Last night, at the Lakers-Celtics game, Dustin Hoffman saw his face on the Kiss Cam, turned to his own wife, undoubtedly said, “Her?”, and then asked Jason Bateman to teach him the ways of the secular flesh. Dustin love Michael, guys! The only way this moment could possibly have been any better is if Hoffman morphed into Jon Hamm, and I somehow found a way to wedge myself between them and scream “Steve Holt!” in celebration. [TMZ]

'DWTS': Your Hidden Gems of the semifinals!

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 flesh. Ready to go down the rabbit hole? Behold this bountiful smattering of Visible Gems! READ FULL STORY

Lunchtime Poll: Fiercest pop-culture bird?

Ever since Miley Cyrus’ stunning tribute to avian culture — the video for “Cant Be Tamed” — came out last week, I’ve been trying to gauge the nation’s thoughts on who makes the fiercest bird in pop culture. My favorite bird impersonators are obviously various members of Arrested Development‘s Bluth family, but Miley and some of the queens on this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race put up a worthy challenge to the crown of feathers. Vote below. Note: I am not including Big Bird because he is so f—ing fierce he would win way too easily.

Annie on Twitter: @EWAnnieBarrett

For now, the Will Arnett-Keri Russell series is perfect

That’s all that matters. For now! As Ausiello reported yesterday, Fox has picked up a comedy starring Will Arnett and Keri Russell called Running Wilde. Arrested Development mastermind Mitch Hurwitz is attached, so maybe it will be great. Or maybe it will be stupid. Maybe it will be “too smart for the lower common denominators who don’t get cerebral comedy, and thus canceled too early,” as EW reader Kerri points out. And dear lord, if it has a laugh track? Forget it! Horror show! But RIGHT NOW, what’s in my and likely many of your tunnel visions is that G.O.B. Bluth and Felicity Porter have their own TV show! To all naysayers: Please refer to bolded sentence! Again and again! Nostalgia is a powerful thing. “Illusions! I don’t have time for your illusions,” Felicity is thinking. “Just let me sketch this bust of Ben Covington as he says ‘hey,’ which you would never guess I am sketching due to my thoughtful faraway gaze, in peace!” All will be revealed soon enough — for now, refer to bolded sentence. And give hope one last chance at the alliance.

Annie on Twitter: @EWAnnieBarrett

Image credit: Michael Becker/Fox; John Seakwood

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