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'Mom': The highs and lows of season 1

Allison Janney adds a touch of greatness to anything she’s in — Masters of Sex, The West Wing, the Mandy Moore classic How to Deal. So it’s no surprise that Janney shines in CBS sitcom Mom, created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, and Gemma Baker.

Janney’s Bonnie plays mom to Christy (Anna Faris), who plays mom to pregnant teen Violet and adorable 9-year-old Roscoe. Much of the show hinges on Bonnie and Christy’s tumultuous relationship, but the two get along rather nicely in last night’s season finale — probably because they have bigger problems to worry about, i.e. Alvin’s heart attack and Violet’s water breaking.


'iSteve': 5 best moments from Funny or Die's Steve Jobs biopic


Funny or Die’s feature-length Steve Jobs biopic starring Justin Long has arrived. It’s long. It features at least one scene of virtual sex and two acid trips. It’s not fair to call iSteve (written and directed by Ryan Perez) a 78-minute sketch — it’s actually a movie, mostly. (“Cut entirely on iMovie,” the credits tell us.) Long’s Jobs himself speaks to us from a velvety-dark room. Is it heaven? What it is is a version of Jobs’ life from the peanut gallery: He’s a “renegade, a rebel, one of a kind, a bit of a loose cannon, a maverick, anti-establishment, a free thinker, a genius of sorts, a craftsmen, an engineer, a prophet and a poet, rolled into one.” Everyone else is either writing him sad letters on notepad paper (hi, Steve Wozniak!) or giving him good ideas to steal. Like I said: virtual sex.

Here are the five best moments from iSteve’s, the not-exactly-definitive story of Jobs’ life:


Anna Kendrick, Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Carell, and more react to Roger Ebert's death on Twitter

Acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert died Thursday. Actors, directors, and reporters have tweeted their love and admiration for the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer after hearing the news.


'iSteve' trailer: First look at Funny or Die's Steve Jobs movie -- VIDEO

Remember when news broke about Funny or Die’s full-length Steve Jobs biopic, starring former Apple pitchman Justin Long — a film that seems specifically created as an insult to Ashton Kutcher and Aaron Sorkin, who both have actual genuine Steve Jobs biopics waiting in the wings? Well, the first trailer for iSteve has just hit the internet. The clip features barely any video, but it does feature a ton of voiceover biopic boilerplate (“You gotta ride the wave of the future.” “What if I am the wave of the future?”) It also features one shot of Justin Long screaming “I AM APPLE!” in close-up. In short, iSteve appears to treat its material with the appropriate gravitas. Watch the trailer: READ FULL STORY

Justin Long to make Broadway debut alongside Jeff Goldblum in 'Seminar'

Justin Long will make his Broadway debut in the hit comedy Seminar alongside fellow incoming star Jeff Goldblum as a new cast replaces the current ensemble–led by Alan Rickman–on April 3.

Long (Ed, He’s Just Not That Into You) will assume the role of Martin, one of four aspiring young novelists who signs up for a private writing seminar with Leonard (currently played by Rickman), a brilliant and recklessly unorthodox teacher who has some harsh critiques for his class of misfit writers. The play was written by Theresa Rebeck (who created NBC’s Smash).

Goldblum is set to replace Rickman in the lead role, with Long and a trio of as yet unannounced actors joining. Hamish Linklater, who currently plays Martin, will exit the show on April 1 along with the entire original cast consisting of Rickman, Lily Rabe, Jerry O’Connell and Hettienne Park.

Seminar currently runs on Broadway at the Golden Theatre.

Read more:
Jeff Goldblum to replace Alan Rickman in Broadway’s ‘Seminar’
This Week on Stage: Woody Allen’s musical and Rufus Wainwright’s opera


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