My overwhelming thought following tonight’s rippling terrain of pricey Super Bowl commercials was that Doritos missed a great cross-promotional opportunity by not joining forces with Calvin Klein. There’s always next year. Below, zip through a bunch of 2013′s most memorable — best AND worst! — Super Bowl ads. READ FULL STORY
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Actually, that headline is sort of misleading. Though the following video is a teaser for ads that’ll play during a certain Big Game, Rogen and Rudd discover in it that they can’t actually use any copyrighted terms — meaning that “Super Bowl” itself, as well as the names of the teams playing, are out. Luckily, Breaking Bad‘s Bob Odenkirk is there to guide them over this hurdle. (That’s why you always call Saul). Check out the “next big thing” below:
One of the most charming moments of last night’s SAG awards was Jennifer Lawrence’s Best Actress acceptance speech, where she thanked MTV for allowing her to get her SAG card by casting her in a My Super Sweet 16 promo years ago.
Lawrence is far from the first now-A-lister who had to pay the bills back in the day. We rounded up some of our favorite commercials from stars who probably wish that the ubiquity of YouTube didn’t make these long-in-the-past acting jobs quite so easy to find.
We only selected commercials from prior to the stars’ big break – so no Sofia Vergara ads for Pepsi or Brad Pitt hawking Chanel No. 5 – although there is another Pitt commercial which made the cut. Check out ‘80s-era Pitt, as well as nine more “before they were famous” ads below. READ FULL STORY
Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe — a.k.a. the stars of Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables, a.k.a. the most important movie of 2012 or ever — sure know how to make a musical-theater geek swoon. The pair recently reunited in New York City to perform one of Les Mis‘s best-loved songs: “The Confrontation,” in which tireless Inspector Javert (Crowe) accosts the noble Jean Valjean (Jackman), who has been living under an assumed name. The duet was half serious, half silly, and all awesome, as you can see from the following video:
The show must go on — even when it’s rudely interrupted by a guy who vomits over the theater’s balcony onto the audience members seated below. That’s exactly what happened last week at Grace, a dark comedy starring Paul Rudd and Michael Shannon. And you thought taking pictures in a theater was bad!
It’s unclear whether the guy who threw up was sick or just drunk. But either way, he gave Rudd a night to remember — as well as an opportunity to appear on Letterman to share the “Top 10 Thoughts that Went Through Paul Rudd’s Mind When an Audience Member Vomited.” Ah, who says the golden age of theater is dead? Gird your stomach and check out Rudd’s dryly delivered Top 10 list below.
Judging by the crowds snapping photos of themselves with giant cast posters outside the Walter Kerr Theatre, the biggest draw to the acclaimed new Broadway revival of The Heiress isn’t Oscar-nominated movie star Jessica Chastain but her British costar Dan Stevens, a.k.a. Matthew Crawley from Downton Abbey. The high-powered duo (pictured above with costar David Strathairn, center) certainly seem to be luring fans to the Great White Way. In its first full week of performances since its Nov. 1 opening, their period drama earned an impressive $583,852 for the week ending Nov. 11, according to figures from The Broadway League. That’s 68 percent of the venue’s potential gross, a particularly strong figure for a straight play.
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The most handsome duo in TV history, Jon Hamm and Adam Scott, debuted their top-secret Adult Swim collaboration, The Greatest Event in Television History, last night. And boy was it great. Not Mad Men or Parks and Recreation great, but amusing and extremely handsome.
In the extremely meta special, hosted by a deadpan Jeff Probst, the two actors star in a shot-by-shot recreation of the opening title sequence from the 1980s detective series Simon & Simon. They even rented a helicopter crew to replicate the shot of Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker driving to San Diego. The “greatest event in television history” — a.k.a. the one-minute credit sequence — is preceded by a faux behind-the-scenes video detailing the budgetary, psychological, and professional woes that troubled the cast and crew during filming. (No joke.)
My favorite line from the special was courtesy of “director” Paul Rudd (Scott and Lance Bangs actually directed the special) discussing why he cast Scott as AJ. “I actually have only seen one episode of Parks and Rec,” he said. “I thought when we were casting, that I was getting the little Indian guy from the show.”
Keep an eye out for appearances by Megan Mullally, Paul Scheer, and Kathryn Hahn and don’t feel too bad for the bullied Scott. He got the chance to hang out with Jon Hamm!
Watch the special below: READ FULL STORY
The theater season has just begun, but it’s already claimed its first Broadway casualty. Producers scuttled plans for a musical version of the Daphne du Maurier novel Rebecca, which was to open this fall, but failed to secure all of its $12 million budget amid reports of phantom investors, sabotage, and fateful producer inexperience. Not all of the drama was backstage, however, with several high-profile productions making their debuts with (mostly) mixed critical response:
Let’s face it: There are a whole lot of new stage productions opening in New York City this fall. Some shows boast legendary veterans like Al Pacino (left) and Sigourney Weaver. Others promise young stars like Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal. For still others, the title alone (a 50th anniversary revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, anyone?) may be the biggest draw. Here are the 10 that have us most eager to line up for tickets.
(Broadway) This tale of the world’s most optimistic orphan girl searching for a family is one of our greatest musicals. Its music is iconic (“It’s a Hard Knock Life,” “Tomorrow”), and the rags-to-riches story of its endearing protagonist (played by newcomer Lilla Crawford) has been warming hearts since it debuted in 1977 and won seven Tonys. In the hands of director James Lapine, who boasts three Tonys of his own, you can bet your bottom dollar it’ll be a hit. (Previews start Oct. 3; show opens Nov. 8)
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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