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Zoe Saldana knows how to play ass-kicking, universe-saving, unusually colorful heroes like Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy, Neytiri in Avatar, and Uhura in Star Trek. But for her new AOL web series, Saldana turned the camera on everyday people who play the role of the hero.
In My Hero, which debuted yesterday, Saldana and some of her fellow celebrities—including Julianne Hough, Nick Cannon and Maria Menounos—pay tribute to the people they cherish via short, touching vignettes. “People are generally very grateful to the people around them that keep them together, that supported them, that encouraged them to become what they are as artists,” the actress says. “So we thought, what a great opportunity to do a show about this and send a very positive message out there. Because I find it hard to believe that anybody makes it on their own. There’s always somebody that helped you in some way.”
In the interview below, Saldana tells EW about how her hero (spoiler: it’s her mom) inspired her to make a habit of playing rather… ethereal characters. The actress also talks about balancing the upcoming sequels to her three big franchises with motherhood (she’s pregnant with twins!), why movies need more real women—not strong ones—and why we should stop saying the word “ethnic.” READ FULL STORY
As Jerry Seinfeld prepares for the fifth season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, he’s enlisted the help of an old neighbor to boost the show and its host Crackle’s presence.
Haley Joel Osment is all grown up and smoking weed — as a guest star in the second season of web series Next Time on Lonny.
The reality show spoof follows the titular character, played by series co-creator Alex Anfanger, as he deals with not-so-serious problems like awkward first dates and butt dials. Osment goes way back with Anfanger — they went to college together at New York University — and was a fan of the series from day one. “When I heard they were doing a second season, I called Alex and told him he’d be in trouble if he didn’t let me tag along on one episode because I’m such a big fan,” Osment told EW.
You may know Steve Buscemi as Boardwalk Empire‘s Nucky — or as any of the dozens of other roles the actor’s played over his lifetime — but in a new Web series for AOL, he’s just being himself.
In the new series Park Bench, Buscemi sits on the park benches of New York chatting up his friends, both famous and not. The idea came to him last year when he met Geo Orlando as he was filming one of the promotional videos for Vampire Weekend’s American Express-sponsored concert on a — foreshadowing! — park bench. “I just couldn’t stop thinking about this guy Geo and how much I just liked talking to him on the park bench,” Buscemi says. So naturally, he turned this idea into a show.
When Billie (Charlotte Newhouse) applies for a babysitting job, she imagines changing diapers and filling baby bottles. But instead she’s stuck with Gene (Jillian Bell), a filthy rich grown woman under house arrest who needs adult supervision.
This is the premise of the new web series Idiotsitter, which premieres next Wednesday, Feb. 26, on Comedy Central’s CC:Studios. Below, we have the first trailer for the series, starring Workaholics standout Bell and her fellow Groundlings alum Newhouse. Stephen Root (Office Space) stars as Gene’s dad, and T.J. Miller (The Goodwin Games) is Gene’s “forever friend” Chet. READ FULL STORY
If you haven’t yet checked out Hudson Valley Ballers, the six-part web series starring Saturday Night Live writers Paula Pell and James Anderson, it’s time. Paula and James play versions of themselves — former college roommates who’ve been friends for 30 years and are comedy writers — who left the city and moved to the Hudson Valley to start a bed and breakfast for creative types. Paul Rudd and SNL‘s Kate McKinnon make appearances as James’ and Paula’s love interests, respectively. Rudd’s character, Tampa, is a muralist for Olive Garden and does voiceovers for porn. Yes, you’re going to want to watch episode 6, embedded below. READ FULL STORY
“This show is not really a show,” Howard Stern tells Jerry Seinfeld in the following clip, speaking in a slightly accusatory tone. “It’s just for you to drive around in cool cars…”
“…with people I think are cool,” Seinfeld answers matter-of-factly.
And that, in essence, is what the self-explanatory webseries Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is all about. Each episode features a neat old automobile, a sunny locale, and a table where Seinfeld shares a caffeinated beverage with a different comedic luminary. Tina Fey, Patton Oswalt, Howard Stern, Jay Leno, and Louis CK will all appear on the show this year — as will a creepy drone camera whose flight is scored by “Ride of the Valkyries.” Judging from the trailer, Seinfeld and Stern’s talk looks like it’ll be especially fun; how often do you get to see one middle-aged comedian tell another that he looks like “a hip Wicked Witch of the West”?
Best of 2013 (Behind the Scenes): The stars of 'The Lizzie Bennet Diaries' on filming the Emmy-winning web series
It is a truth universally acknowledged… that Jane Austen’s novels will never stop being reimagined, readapted, or reworked. But among the countless parodies, books, and films that are based on Pride and Prejudice, only “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” managed to make it a web-based, immersive experience. The web series, a modern adaptation co-created by Bernie Su and Hank Green, premiered in 2012 and ended this year after 100 episodes, finishing off a stellar 2013 by winning a Creative Arts Emmy.
At the center of the series were the three — not five, as in the original — Bennet sisters: Jane, Lizzie, and Lydia. Played by Laura Spencer, Ashley Clements, and Mary Kate Wiles, respectively, the trio carried the series from the main “vlog” hosted by Lizzie, to spinoffs by Wiles’ Lydia Bennet, as well as a main “Pemberley Digital” channel, which now hosts “Emma Approved,” the series based off of — you guessed it! — Emma.
The three actresses talked to EW about filming their favorite videos, their final days on set, and what it was like realizing just how many viewers they reached. READ FULL STORY
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