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'Jack and Jill': Do you still see Adam Sandler flicks, or did you give that up a long, long time ago?

The funniest thing about the trailer for Jack and Jill, a real movie that opens in theaters this weekend, is how fake it all seems. The mind-bogglingly absurd image of Adam Sandler playing both himself and his boorish, Noo Yawk twin sister Jill looked like it could have been one of the movies his Funny People character willingly sold out to make a quick buck for. Actually, it felt more like something out of a South Park episode in which they’d parody the mind-boggling absurdity of most Sandler flicks. (“Adam Sandler is his own twin sister… and Rob Schneider is a stapler!”) I take that back, the funniest thing about the Jack and Jill trailer is that it produced this. Brilliant.

Still, no one, especially not critics, seem to be laughing at Sandler’s latest pass at, er, comedy. (EW’s Lisa Schwarzbaum gave the film a D+, helping the film earn its 2 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Well, at least its no Bucky Larson, right? Right?!) Will anyone other than masochists and the most hardcore Sandler devotees see this? READ FULL STORY

Welcome Back, Eddie Murphy! The rise and fall and rise of America's most dangerous comic

If you grew up watching Eddie Murphy chomping on a cigar as Gumby or getting gunned down in a hail of bullets as Buckwheat on Saturday Night Live, or better yet, dropping F-bombs as the cool-cat star of 48 Hrs., Trading Places, and Beverly Hills Cop, it’s hard to wrap your head around the fact that there’s a whole generation out there that has no clue just how funny and dirty he once was.When they think of Eddie Murphy — if they even think of him at all — it’s as the donkey from the kiddie franchise Shrek, or the once-dangerous comedian desperately searching for laughs in fart gags and fat suits in The Klumps.

The fact is, it’s been over a decade since Murphy made a decent movie — 1999’s Bowfinger — and way, way longer since he made a great one. But here’s the good news: it looks like Eddie Murphy is finally back. His latest comedy, Tower Heist, is doing solidly at the box office this weekend. And I’d bet that a good chunk of those ticket buyers are folks like me who had their fingers crossed that this would be The One — the movie where we finally get a glimpse of that old, dirty Eddie Murphy magic again.

How did we get here?  READ FULL STORY

Don't worry Minka Kelly, the Bravermans still need you over on 'Parenthood'!

It’s hard to say, “Poor Minka Kelly!” (I mean, come on… seriously!) But, as any avid fan of Friday Night Lights can attest, we tend to keep an eye out for our beloved Dillon natives. (In case you were wondering what all that excessive gawking at Taylor Kitsch was about. Just keepin’ tabs on Timmy Riggins, is all.)

Still, it was hard not to feel a little bad for “poor Minka Kelly” when it was announced today that her new series, ABC’s remake of Charlie’s Angels, has been canceled. And just a few weeks after her split from longtime boyfriend Derek Jeter, no less. But, let’s not feel too sorry for Lyla Garrity for too long (because, seriously, come on). Because I’m pretty sure the Bravermans would still love to have Kelly back as Max’s behavioral aide Gaby over on Parenthood. READ FULL STORY

Hank Williams Jr. on 'The View': Disney is a 'mean mouse'

Hank Williams Jr., whose comments comparing President Obama to Hitler cost him his role as the pied piper of Monday Night Football, visited The View today to explain himself. Wearing a vintage Mickey Mantle New York Yankees jersey, the 62-year-old pleaded ignorance about the explosiveness of his analogy — “I didn’t go to Harvard, Joy” — claimed he initiated his parting of the ways with Monday Night Football — “I told my manager you can tell ESPN and Disney, ‘Adios'” — and held himself up as freedom-of-speech martyr. “My daughter said, ‘Daddy, are you in trouble,” Williams said. “‘They’re going to pull [your song].’ If I am [in trouble] than we all are.”

Williams wasn’t adversarial, and the ladies wisely let him run off at the mouth, interrupting occasionally only to keep him on point. That allowed him to uncork such gems as, “Never kick a cow turd on a hot day,” and “[Disney] is a mean mouse and he has stepped in to that pile at ESPN…” Watch a clip below: READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen in talks for 'Scary Movie 5' cameo. He should drop the 'winning' schtick to truly win.

Charlie Sheen made appearances in both 2003’s and 2006’s spoof fests Scary Movie 3 and Scary Movie 4, respectively. Of course, that was a simpler time, before Charlie Sheen had truly become the Charlie Sheen we know now. But now Dimension, the studio behind the wildly successful Scary Movie franchise, confirmed to EW that Sheen is, in fact, “discussing a role” for the upcoming Scary Movie 5. But which Sheen will we see? Or want to see, for that matter? READ FULL STORY

Lindsay Lohan is on board with Air New Zealand. But is it first-class?

Over the past year, most of Lindsay Lohan’s camera time has been through the lens of the paparazzi or court cam. In advance of her upcoming film Underground Comedy, which has no release date yet, Lohan is changing it up and having a little fun in an interview with Air New Zealand’s muppet mascot, Rico. Following in the footsteps of David Hasselhoff and Snoop Dogg, LiLo answered Rico’s silly questions and even endured a little ribbing from the furry host. See the full clip after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Mandy Moore's 'Love, Wedding, Marriage' rated one of the worst movies of all time, but we still like her!

I like you Mandy Moore, I really do. Sure, your music career hasn’t always been perfect (no one’s missing your pop days like… “Candy”?) and neither has your movie career, for that matter (for every Tangled and Saved!, there’s a Because I Said So and License To Wed), but darn it, I still like you!

So, it pains me to write this, but you, Mandy Moore, are currently starring in one of the worst movie of all-time. At least, according to Rotten Tomatoes, anyway.

Yes, the 27-year-old’s latest venture into dreadful rom com territory, Love, Wedding, Marriage, currently stands at a zero percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The title alone is pretty terrible for the Dermot Mulroney-directed flick, about a marriage counselor (Moore) who struggles with her new husband (Kellan Lutz) and her in-the-midst-of-a-divorce-parents, played by Jane Seymour and James Brolin. If you’re already groaning at the concept alone — a marriage counselor who can’t save marriages! — you most certainly aren’t the only one. Nobody, not a single critic, found anything remotely redeeming about the flick. That means the movie, which is currently in theaters and available on OnDemand, is worse than Battlefield Earth, Freddy Got Fingered, and Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, but on par with Ballistic Ecks vs. Sever, which shares its, er, honor.  READ FULL STORY

Nicolas Cage's arrest not his first New Orleans spectacle, writes 'GQ' editor

So Nicolas Cage was arrested over the weekend in New Orleans, charged with domestic abuse and disturbing the peace. Dog the Bounty Hunter reportedly bailed him out. (Of course!) It’s a strange, sad story (if true), made only stranger and sadder by the most recent Editor’s Letter in the May issue of GQ. Jim Nelson had a recent close encounter with Cage at a swanky Big Easy restaurant during Mardi Gras, and the surreal, comitragic picture was “as if he were performing Leaving Las Vegas: The Musical for some perverse dinner theater.”

“He moved, stumbled, came closer to our tables.
‘Where’s the REAL girls?’ he moaned.
Huh? A few more paces. He’s a foot away from my andouille sausage. Quick. Someone feed him.

Randy and Evi Quaid to premiere 'Star Whackers' docudrama in Vancouver

When it comes to the long, complicated, illegal saga of Randy and Evi Quaid, is the joke on us, or is the joke on them? Honestly, it’s hard to tell anymore. But with today’s most recent piece of Quaid news, I’m thinking it might be the former: According to the website for the Rio Theatre in Vancouver, the Canadian city where the couple has been hiding out in an attempt to escape their felony vandalism charge in the states, Evi Quaid will premiere her unfinished docudrama, Star Whackers, April 22 at the venue, followed by a Q&A session with both Randy and Evi. Some background for those of you who went off the grid last fall: The actor and his wife had been accused of illegally squatting in a Santa Barbara, Calif., home they once owned; The couple said they were being framed by “star whackers,” a group of conspirators out to steal celebrities’ fortunes or kill them. (According to Randy during an interview with Good Morning America, both David Carradine and Heath Ledger were victims of the “star whackers.”)

First of all, let’s get this out of the way: The story would make for an awesome movie. READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen adds tour dates, invites fans to 'follow his lead'

What started out as two curious showdates in the midwest is now a legitimate tour. Charlie Sheen has now scheduled 20 shows as part of his My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Death is Not an Option Tour that will take him across the continent, from New York to San Francisco. And as Sheen proudly announced on Twitter, his shows are selling out. But what exactly is the show? Will it simply be a live version of Sheen’s pained and panned webcast? Who knows? Sheen’s promotional pitch is nothing but enigmatic: “Will there be surprises? Will there be guests? Will there be mayhem? Will you ask questions? Will you laugh? Will you scream? Will you know the truth? WILL THERE BE MORE?!?! This IS where you will hear the REAL story from the Warlock. Bring it. I dare you to keep up with me.” READ FULL STORY

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