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Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, Tavi Gevinson shine as Broadway's 'Youth'

The kids are taking over the Great White Way. Since its first production in 1996, Kenneth Lonergan’s caustic comedy This Is Our Youth has attracted the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Paquin, and Mark Ruffalo. And on Sept. 11, the three-person play about wealthy teens in early-’80s Manhattan makes its Broadway debut with a new trio of stars. Kieran Culkin, Tavi Gevinson, and Michael Cera, fresh off a trial run at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, tell EW how their lives led them to This. READ FULL STORY

Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin to star on Broadway

Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin are slated to star together on Broadway in Kenneth Lonergan’s play This Is Our Youth, a comedy about the high times and aimless lives of two disaffected young men.

Lonergan said Tuesday that Cera, whose credits include Arrested Development, Juno and Superbad, and Culkin, of Igby Goes Down and Cider House Rules, will bring the play to Broadway in the fall after a stop this summer at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. All three will be making their Broadway debuts.

The woman in the middle of the pair will be played by Tavi Gevinson, who founded a web magazine for teenage girls and acted in the film Enough Said. The production will be directed by Anna D. Shapiro and will have original music by Rostam Batmanglij of the band Vampire Weekend.

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Michael Cera directs and stars in 'Brazzaville Teen-ager' -- VIDEO

We were extremely curious to find out what kind of content YouTube’s new talent-driven channel JASH would produce with the combined brilliance of Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, and Reggie Watts. Even though a Michael Cera-directed short film adaptation of Bruce Jay Friedman’s 1966 story Brazzaville Teen-ager seems a bit out of the box, we’re kind of delighted that JASH is pushing the boundaries of what a comedy channel can be. It’s not just parodies and sketches.

Cera’s 19-minute treatment of the classic short tells the story of Gunther, a young man hoping to connect with his sick father. When his father’s condition worsens, he believes that if he does something embarrassing — namely, getting his boss to perform with a doo-wop group — his father might finally be warm and communicative. The short stars Cera, Charles Grodin (Beethoven), Jack O’Connell (Skins), and Kelis (“Milkshake”).  Check it out below.

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Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, and Reggie Watts form JASH Internet network

Warn your friends now: You’ll soon be forwarding them even more viral videos. Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, and Reggie Watts have joined forces to launch JASH, an Internet network for original content that, according to the mission statement, will offer its comedic partners complete creative autonomy. Watch a tease below. READ FULL STORY

'Burning Love' premiere features a nervous Michael Cera and a dancing Adam Scott -- VIDEO

The best Valentine’s Day treat of all has arrived: The premiere of Burning Love is online.

The web series, which is a spoof of The Bachelor/Bachelorette, returns for a second season. Last season it was a guy looking for love; this time around, crazy Julie (June Diane Raphael) is back, but now she’s looking to get married. The eligible dudes? Adam Scott, Adam Brody, Michael Cera, Jerry O’Connell, Colin Hanks and many more, all playing the various types that these reality shows cast: a“Bad Boy,” a “Rapper,” a “Single Dad,” and even a “Luxurious Lifestyle Consultant.”

Hosted once again by the cheesy Bill Tundle (Michael Ian Black), this is a show for anyone who has ever watched The Bachelor and asked themselves why anyone would subject themselves to that level of embarrassment. And it’s also a show for people who want to find love – or at least want to get really drunk and maybe start a fight.

Check out the first two episodes below and find out whom Julie asks to “hold her box”: READ FULL STORY

Check out the trailer for season 2 of Ken Marino's 'Bachelor' parody 'Burning Love' -- EXCLUSIVE

Last season on Yahoo’s Burning Love, Julie Gristlewhite (June Diane Raphael) had her heart broken by hose-happy fireman Mark Orlando (Ken Marino). But this season, the tables have turned — and now Julie’s the one who gets to select a mate from a wide pool of eligible bachelors played by the likes of Adam Scott, Jerry O’Connell, Michael Cera, Adam Brody, Colin Hanks, Joe Lo Truglio, Ryan Hansen, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, Nick Thune, Martin Starr, and Kumail Nanjiani.

Appropriately enough, the series — created by Childrens Hospital writer and directed by comedy vet Marino — won’t return to Yahoo! Screen until Feb. 14. But in the meantime, here’s a taste of what you can expect from Burning Love‘s Bachelorette season — which will feature some very dramatic puppet-making, plenty of makeouts, and several all-important “box ceremonies.” (Get your head out of the gutter — that’s how Julie chooses who will make it to the show’s next round.)

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Paul Rudd sings about the woman he wants to 'hold, kiss, and kill' -- VIDEO

The IFC webseries Reggie Makes Music gets more absurd and more pee-in-your-pants funny with each new celebrity guest. Paul Rudd is the latest star to make sweet improvised music with Reggie Watts.

The funny man has some big clown shoes to fill — previous webisodes starred Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, and Jon Hamm — but he hits just the right notes.

Watch the jam session about the woman that drives him ”loco” below.

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Michael Cera makes sweet music about friends and pie with Reggie Watts -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

I could explain to you how the new IFC show Comedy Bang! Bang! (premiering June 8 at 10 p.m.) will feature celebrity guests like Zach Galifianakis, Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler, and Michael Cera. I could note that its host, Scott Aukerman, based the show on his popular podcast, and co-created Between Two Ferns with Galifianakis. I could mention that comic musician Reggie Watts is Aukerman’s one-man band, and that his improv’d jams with the aforementioned guests will appear as webisodes called Reggie Makes Music.

But, really, this quick clip between Watts and Cera, in which they create the magical song “Friends and Pie,” needs no preamble. Enjoy:  READ FULL STORY

Poll: Which young celebrity would you like to see on Broadway?

Broadway has never been a stranger to hosting young celebrities, but more often than not, it’s the girls who take the stage — Abigail Breslin, Claire Danes, Diana DeGarmo, Scarlett Johansson. (We really covered the spectrum with that list.) Given all the recent hubbub about How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (which welcomed Nick Jonas this week), it’s nice to remember that Hollywood’s young leading men are also shipping out and hitting the Great White Way.

For starters, Jonas follows in the footsteps of Daniel Radcliffe and Darren Criss, who both starred in the revival of How to Succeed. Hunter Parrish (Weeds) has been headlining as Jesus in the angsty revival of Godspell. READ FULL STORY

'Arrested Development': Which Bluth-Funke family member is your favorite character?

In this week’s print issue of EW, we look back eight years to the premiere of Arrested Development on Nov. 2, 2003. The series (returning to the small screen next year in advance of a planned feature film) lasted only three seasons on Fox, but with the way we play our DVDs over and over and roam around the office spouting out random quotes like “I just blue myself,” it might as well have been on the air this whole time. (If only!) I’ve learned over the years to establish complete certainty about which staffers are AD nuts and which aren’t, lest I be considered rude or uncooperative when I coolly tell people during meetings, “I don’t understand the question, and I won’t respond to it.” READ FULL STORY

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