The ‘Trainwreck’ star has revealed she was one of the names asked to replace Jon Stewart as host of the comedy central series.
Comedian Amy Schumer has revealed she was one of the names asked to replace Jon Stewart as host of 'The Daily Show', after he announced he was stepping down later this year. The gig of course eventually went to South African comedian and ‘Daily Show’ regular, Trevor Noah, but just what was it that made the ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ star say no to Comedy Central’s offer?
Amy Schumer has revealed she turned down ‘The Daily Show’.
Speaking to the The Daily Beast, Schumer explained “I was so honored to be asked and considered. With Comedy Central, I project so much ‘You’re my parents!’ on the network and the people that run it, so them saying, ‘We believe in you and trust that you can do this,’ I thought, ‘Oh my god, thank you!’”
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'Jurassic World' has held on to the number one spot in a huge weekend at the US box office.
Jurassic World has topped the US box office for the second time this weekend, taking a massive $102 million. The dinosaur action flick starring Chris Pratt managed to beat Pixar’s latest offering Inside Out in a very tight race, which saw the animation take $91 million in it's opening weekend.
Jurassic World is still on top of the US box office.
But while Inside Out might not have managed to take the top spot, it did give Pixar the second-highest opening weekend in the studio’s history. "Inside Out would have been number one in any other weekend," said Phil Contrino, vice president of BoxOffice.com. "At the end of the day, it doesn't matter. Being number one is overrated.”
This 'emotional' movie had to avoid making happiness annoying.
The new Pixar movie Inside Out is about the emotions swirling around in an 11-year-old girl's head. "Joy was the last emotion to be cast," says director-cowriter Pete Docter, "and it was the most difficult of any of the characters to write for because she had a tendency of being really annoying." Joy is a relentlessly chirpy cheerleader, he says. "You wanna sock that person!"
'Inside Out' brings together Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness
Enter Amy Poehler, ideal casting for the role after her years as the happy control-freak Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. She was thrilled by the project: "From the minute they told me I was like, this is the best movie ever made! And it will be the only good movie I've ever been in. And I can't believe I'm in it."
Continue reading: 'Inside Out' Lets Amy Poehler Bring The World Some Extra Joy
'Inside Out' could be another major hit for Pixar.
Time to add Inside Out to the list of Pixar's modern animated classics. Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen's new movie has sort of flown in under the radar though it seems a slick script with beautiful animation and the voice talents of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black and Mindy Kaling has worked - big time.
Inside Out is set to be another major hit for Pixar
Inside Out follows Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Riley is guided by her emotions (played by the stars) - Joy (Poehler), Fear (Hader), Anger (Black), Disgust (Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith).
Continue reading: 'Inside Out' Has 100% On Rotten Tomatoes. Best Film Ever.
Kaling is everywhere these days, including the latest Pixar movie
Mindy Kaling has voiced Disgust in Inside Out. No, not in the way you think. Kaling portrays the character Disgust, an emotion felt by the 11-year-old protagonist of the film, released this weekend.
Kaling found the role fun, but challenging.
Continue reading: Mindy Kaling Talks Disgust In Pixar's "Inside Out"
The first reveal of the upcoming Netflix Christmas miniseries, 'A Very Murray Christmas', has been released to get you in the festive mood... in May.
Christmas has come early. Well, Christmas advertising has come early. Netflix has announced their upcoming mini-series 'A Very Murray Christmas', set to appear in December. The show will star Bill Murray - as the name suggests - and will serve as a homage to variety shows.
Bill Murray wishes you 'A Very Murray Christmas'...
Murray stars as himself. He served as the writer alongside Mitch Glazer and Sofia Coppola who will direct. Murray and Coppola worked together on the well-received 2003 film 'Lost in Translation', while Glazer wrote the 1988 adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol' entitled 'Scrooged', starring Murray.
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The new animated feature from Pete Docter premieres out of competition at Cannes on Monday.
Pixar’s latest animated feature, Inside Out made the Cannes Film Festival an emotional affair on Monday, as the critics were bowled over by unconventional story of a little girl and her emotions. Directed by Pete Docter, the man behind Monster’s Inc and Up, the film could just be the studio’s best offering since Toy Story and maybe even it’s greatest artistic achievement yet.
Inside Out explores the emotions within the mind of an 11 year old girl.
Set inside the mind of a young girl named Riley, Inside Out gives a voice to the emotions which help guide her through adolescence as she struggles following her family’s cross-country move. Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness are all personified with Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling voicing to the five emotions.
Continue reading: Pixar's 'Inside Out' Gets The Critics Emotional At Cannes Premiere
After seven seasons, it’s time to say our teary goodbyes to Pawnee
It’s all over for ‘Parks and Recreation’ sadly, as the acclaimed series ended its seven season run last night, with final episode, ‘One Last Ride’. The comedy had received numerous accolades during its tenure on NBC, as well as amassing a devoted fanbase and helping elevate the careers of stars Amy Poehler and Chris Pratt.
Amy Poehler aka Leslie Knope
Appearing on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ immediately after the final episode ended, the cast along with the show’s co-creator Michael Schur, dished on some of their storyline pitches which didn't end up making the final series.
Jennifer Aniston wins the Montecito while Amy Poehler takes this year's Hasty Pudding. The Magic Mike XXL trailer promises lots of beefcake, The Cobbler offers laughs, Lost River appears darkly emotive, and animated SpongeBob and Minions adventures look like a lot of fun...
She may not be up for an Oscar this year, but Jennifer Aniston was awarded the Montecito Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, which is currently running in California. She looked sleek and starry as she accepted the award.
The eight-episode series boasts a seriously impressive ensemble cast.
When the news came out that Netflix was reviving the 2001 cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer, the first question on everyone’s lips was, 'who from the original cast will be returning?’ Well the answer is, most of them! Yes from Bradley Cooper to Elizabeth Banks, many of the film’s now big name stars will be back headed back to Camp Firewood this summer.
Bradley Cooper is returning to Camp Firewood
The cast names were revealed via a 50 second trailer released by Netflix on Wednesday. Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler are all name dropped in the clip. Also returning to Camp Firewood are Judah Friedlander, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon and David Hyde Pierce.
Hollywood is really getting on the internet bandwagon - even if it is a few years late.
These days, it’s not an award show without an official selfie or photobomb or whatever image-related bandwagon Hollywood is hopping on that week. I’m talking, of course, about Benedict Cumberbatch, that painstaking “penguin” pronouncing pun producing pharaoh of the internet (feel free to pitch in a synonym starting with “p”).
Benedict Cumberbatch: the most awkward Brit in showbiz?
Here’s the backstory. Displaying the typical Hollywood amount of cultural sensitivity, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were doing a bit on North Korea. Meanwhile, Meryl Streep was posing for a photo-op with an in-disguise Margaret Cho. Oh, and guess who was behind the camera? A treat for older viewers – it was Michael Keaton. It kind of begs the question - is BC's photobomb this year's Oscars selfie?
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Bobby Newport is coming back to Pawnee for ‘Parks and Recreation’s’ final season.
He may be about to take on the big screen as Ant-Man, but it seems Paul Rudd has some unfinished business to attend to on the small screen first. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the soon to be superhero will be reprising his role of Bobby Newport during the final season of 'Parks and Recreation', which is set to air in early 2015.
Paul Rudd is bringing Bobby Newport back to 'Parks and Recreation' one final time.
Rudd will appear as Newport in two episodes of ‘Parks’ seventh season, having been last seen as Newport during season four.
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After the 43 year-old comedienne clarified she "was separated" from her ex-husband at the time, she recently recalled going on a dinner date with handsome actor John Stamos.
Amy Poehler is at a point in her life and career where she feels it is time to look back and reflect on her journey, so she decided to pen a memoir, titled 'Yes Please,' but it also appears the comedienne is willing to open up about her personal life when promoting the tall-all book.
Poehler and Arnett divorced in April of this year
One big aspect of her private life, dating and life after divorcing husband Will Arnett, was discussed in length when she recently spoke with Howard Stern, and Poehler even recalled going on a date with John Stamos shortly after her marriage ended.
In her upcoming memoir, titled 'Yes Please,' the 44 year-old comedienne recalls taking illegal substances in her early 20's.
Amy Poehler is at a point in her life and career where she feels it is time to look back and reflect on her journey, so she decided to pen a memoir, titled 'Yes Please,' and open up about some of her rather surprising past experiences, including drug use.
Poehler opens up about her past drug use
In a chapter called "Obligatory Drug Stories," the 'Parks & Recreation' star reveals that she has experimented with coke, ecstasy, mushrooms and marijuana, but only when she was a struggling actress in her mid-20s.
Continue reading: Amy Poehler Opens Up About Past Cocaine And Ecstasy Use
How do you spoof a genre that's already a joke? Filmmakers David Wain and Michael Showalter clearly think the answer is to go for broke with a nonstop barrage of silliness, because some of the jokes are bound to stick. They did the same thing for teen summer-camp comedies more than a decade ago with Wet Hot American Summer, which stars many of the same actors. And while this movie is just as hilarious, it never quite transcends its own jokiness. Because as a rom-com it's never very engaging.
The story plays out as Joel and Molly (Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler) meet up with their friends (Bill Hader and Ellie Kemper) and regale them with the story of their romance. Everything about their courtship is just like in the movies, from the meet-cute to the fact that New York is another character in their story. Molly runs an adorable candy shop, while Joel is a "not too handsome or too Jewish" corporate raider sent to shut her down, but they hit it off, engage in a wildly energetic first sexual encounter, then go through the usual montage sequences on their way to the usual rough patches ("Your dreams don't pay the rent!"), breakups and mad-dash reunions.
Since it's told in flashbacks, the film feels almost like a collection of comedy sketches, most of which are ridiculously funny. The jokes are clever and pointed, with riotous side characters including sassy best friends, inappropriate relatives, idiotic coworkers and clingy ex-lovers. So every scene is a zany mixture of goofy slapstick, surreal visual gags and hysterically overstated emotion. Thankfully, the cast is more than adept at wringing every moment for laughter. Rudd and Poehler have impeccable timing, and they're supported by a terrific cast of seasoned comical actors, including amusing cameos from the likes of Adam Scott, Michael Shannon and Norah Jones.
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Steve Dallas may have a high-flying career as a TV weather man, but it hasn't affected his feelings for his distinctly less successful best buddy Ben Baker. The pair have been joined at the hip since their childhood, despite their vast personal differences, so when Ben attempts to barge into the studio to speak to Steve, the latter is by his side immediately. Ben's father has passed away and thus needs someone around who understands him and who can pull him through one of the toughest times of his life. Things get complicated though when Mr Baker Sr.'s last will and testament requests Ben be the receiver of his house, business and estate. Unfortunately, though, Ben is less than up to the task of taking on the family business and so Steve helps him find a way to get him back on his feet emotionally.
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Could you be the next big thing in comedy writing?
NBC are on the hunt for a new generation of "untapped talent" and have put out a call for "fresh comedic voices" who will be given the chance to pitch their best sitcom ideas to both the channel's top dogs and comedy royalty in a new national campaign. From the 1st May this year, aspiring comedy writers will be asked to submit their ideas to be considered for both digital and network comedy shows.
'Parks And Recreation' Star Aziz Ansari Could Be Judging Your Work!
"Entrants may submit up to two video samples (5-10 minutes each) of their pre-existing work, along with up to two video pitches (2-5 minutes per pitch), each describing a unique, original show idea," according to NBC Comedy Playground.
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The hard-working comedian releases his film 15 years after it debuted at Sundance
Louis C.K is an honest guy. At least, he seems to be an honest guy. Instead of implementing loads of anti-pirating measurements, he released his dormant film, Tomorrow Night with minimum hoo-ha, and accompanied it with a friendly reminder that pirating would likely stop him being to work in the way he does, and he'll probably stop doing Louie - and no one wants that to happen.
Press: Louis C.K from his hit FX show, Louie
Why should we care? Well, because C.K is one of the most organic workers in comedy right now. He doesn’t do bad things, or things he considers bad, and he works really hard. Of course, pirating a silly big-budget action film and then buying C.K’s film doesn’t offer you repent – you dirty internet thief, but it does at least show support for the way in which Louis works. That’s enough gushing, for now.
Continue reading: Louis C.K's 'Tomorrow Night' Is Released Alongside 'Don't Torrent' Plea
Poehler's hubby Nick Kroll sent out the warning to the U2 frontman after he gave a congratulatory smooch to Poehler at the Golden Globes
Amy Poehler was awarded the Best Actress in a Television Series (Comedy) award at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards for her role as Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation this weekend. It was a thoroughly deserved recognition and one that Poehler, who also co-hosted the event with Tina Fey, was overwhelmed with. The win also earned her a congratulator smooch from U2 frontman Bono, an extra that Poehler's boyfriend didn't approve of.
Poehler had a hectic night on Sunday, 12 Jan.
As Poehler got up to the stage to accept her award, she was congratulated by Bono, who has given a passionate kiss from Poehler, with the singer then receiving a light-hearted threat from Poehler's man Nick Kroll. He posted on his Twitter: "Hey Bono, watch your back," in an attempt to scare the singer into submission. So far, we don't think it worked.
Continue reading: Bono Warned To "Watch Your Back" After Amy Poehler Kiss At Golden Globes
The best, the best dressed and the downright hilarious - our pre-show predictions.
Who’s excited for the Golden Globes? Given that the award show will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler again this year, the obvious answer should be “everyone”. With just hours to go until the show, we’re taking a look at some of the other acts and big moments that the night will hold.
Friendship is magic, especially when we're talking about Fey and Poehler.
1. Extra long speeches. At least that’s what Fey and Poehler have promised in their recent interview with E!News – lots and lots of nice, long, sleep-inducing speeches. "We're going to encourage people to go real long on their speeches," Poehler joked, while Fey added, "I'm going to tell people to find it. Don't stop talking until you 'find it.'"
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