Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth star as Gomez and Morticia in The Addams Family, a new musical about the famously creepy family (now in Chicago until Jan. 10, then opening on Broadway April 8.) To develop his own take on the character of Gomez (famously played by Raul Julia in the 90s movies and John Astin in the 60s TV show), Lane dissected clues provided by the show’s script, which is based on the original New Yorker cartoons penned by Charles Addams. “[Gomez] obviously has family money, and he doesn’t have to work. So he has time for things like the tango and sword fighting. He’s around the house 24 hours a day, so he has time for everyone and their problems,” says the actor. “He’s sort of the very kinky version of Ozzie Nelson.”
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Don’t worry, How I Met Your Mother fans: There will be slaps. Not only will the series’ Nov. 23 Thanksgiving episode feature a guest star — Chris Elliott (pictured), as Lily’s estranged dad — but also the long-awaited fourth slap in Marshall and Barney’s Slap Bet. (The Bet’s hardly over though — Barney’s still anticipating one more strike!) “There’s a little bit of a twist on the slap this year,” says executive producer Carter Bays. “The Slap Bet commissioner makes an interesting ruling that I can’t reveal.” What Bays can reveal is why they invited Chris Elliott in on the fun. “He’s a hero of mine,” he says. “We realized we hadn’t ever met Lily’s dad, and I felt like, at this point, why haven’t we met him?” We bet Barney will wish he never had.
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While Zachary Quinto cracked not much more than a knowing smirk while playing Spock in director J.J. Abrams’ re-vamped Star Trek – out on DVD Nov. 17 — “we did do plenty of laughing off camera,” chuckles Quinto. Anyone who’s seen the leaked gag reel from the movie that’s an extra feature on the impending DVD (it’s out Nov. 17) knows what he’s talking about. “J.J. leads with a sense of humor,” Quinto adds, “and that makes it a lot easier when you’re undertaking something as large as this project was.” So who had Quinto cracking up the most? “Simon Pegg was a big culprit in making me laugh all the time,” Quinto says, but he also singles out co-stars Chris Pine, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood and Karl Urban. “It’s really a funny group of people.”
In one of the making-of documentaries on the DVD, Quinto also talks about when meeting his on-screen namesake for the first time, the very first thing Leonard Nimoy told him was that his life was about to change rather radically. So, has it? “No, not at all,” Quinto laughs, although he’s not joking. “I don’t know — maybe I should be chased down the street by rabid Star Trek fans. But I engage fans on a personal level, and I engage them as myself, [not as Spock]. It’s really important that those boundaries are clear, and that’s always been the case in my life. It seems to be working.” Hopefully, that means Quinto’s career will live long and prosper.
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Get ready, Jeff Kinney fans! The author’s best-selling book series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, is headed to big screens next year. And luckily for you, we’ve snagged exclusive photos from behind-the-scenes of the film, which stars Zachary Gordon as Kinney’s wise-cracking hero, Greg Heffley. Rachael Harris and Steve Zahn play Greg’s quirky parents. “It was so fun working with them,” says Gordon, who dons this tree costume for Greg’s school play. “I actually went out to dinner with our on-screen family. We had such a fun time, and we actually bonded like a real family.”
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Do not play the following clip if you don’t want to be singing Kelly Kapoor’s (Mindy Kaling) ode to Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak), “Male Prima Donna,” to yourself for at least the rest of the day. This early look at The Office‘s three-part webisode series (posting to NBC.com tomorrow) gives a taste of Kelly and Erin’s video for their first single as girl group Subtle Sexuality. (The series chronicles the behind-the-scenes drama during filming.) Its genius really lies in the fact that it holds up to anything on the radio. And includes references to OD’ing on Baby Aspirin. And features both a B.J. Novak rap and a very Auto-Tuned Ed Helms. Kelly’s description of the meaning behind it: “You know when you love a guy but he’s giving you mixed signals, but you know he really likes you, and you’re sleeping together?” (Bonus: These costumes.) What do you think? Are you ready to download “Male Prima Donna” to your iPod workout playlist, too?
It’s old home week on General Hospital as Emmy-winner Jonathan Jackson steps back into the role of Lucky Spencer tomorrow. Take a look below at our exclusive preview of his reunion with Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst). Love the beat they allow to acknowledge his reentry into the role he’d originated. Is it me or is there already a different vibe to the character?
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