Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie has been announced by Universal Pictures
From humble beginnings as three giggling high school students, comedic trio The Lonely Island has shot to the ultimate big time as Universal Pictures announced production has begun on a feature-length Lonely Island movie.
Comedy trio The Lonely Islandare heading to the big screen
Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie will be set in the world of music and will, of course, star creators Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.
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Following on from the adventures in the Hotel Transylvania, in which Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) was forced to hide a human from the clients of his "monsters only" hotel, things have gotten even stranger. Jonathan (Andy Samberg), the human traveller, and Mavis (Selena Gomez), Dracula's daughter, have fallen in love and had a baby. This new, half human half vampire baby, is accepted by the monsters inhabiting the hotel. But Dracula is not as impressed as he could be: he wants his grandson to take on the ways of a vampire like he did, and is willing to do whatever it takes to help him become a terrifying monster.
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Andy Samberg will host the Emmys in September.
Andy Samberg, the comedian who plays Detective Jake Peralta on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, will direct the Prime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 20. Samberg is best known for his seven seasons on Saturday Night Live.
Andy Samberg [L] will host the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles in September
"Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers! Like, in general you should buckle your seat belts in your car. In fact, even if you're not an Emmy viewer, you should buckle your seat belt. It can be dangerous on the road," Samberg said, in a statement.
Continue reading: Andy Samberg To Present Prime Emmy Awards On September 20
The highly-rated comedian and star of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' will be the host of the 67th Primetime Emmys in September.
The next Primetime Emmy Awards will be hosted by Andy Samberg, the current star of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ and former ‘Saturday Night Live’ regular.
The 67th annual edition of the awards ceremony will be broadcast on Fox on Sunday 20th September, live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.
Bruce Rosenblum, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, reacted to the news by saying “It’s wonderfully fitting that we have Andy Samberg, an Emmy Award winner himself, as our host for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards… …his humor, insights and charisma will be an exciting addition to our annual celebration of television’s best and brightest.”
Continue reading: Andy Samberg Announced As Host Of Primetime Emmys
The Lego Movie may just be the best loser in history.
The Lego Movie may not have made it onto the nominees list, but it did make it into the Oscars ceremony and that’s good enough. What better way to revive a stuffy, vaguely morose awards ceremony. Tegan and Sara, plus a massive ensemble cast, took it upon themselves to inject some life back into the night, dominated by heavy social subjects.
Tegan and Sara gave an aptly awesome performance of Everything is Awesome on the Dolby Theater stage.
Better yet, they were joined by Andy Samberg’s comedy-music troupe The Lonely Island, plus Questlove on drums and what looked like Will Arnett in a Batman costume. It’s pretty much your dream Oscars ensemble, right? Or at least a pretty cool NBC alumni reunion.
Continue reading: Tegan And Sara, Questlove And Andy Samberg Revive Oscars With "Everything Is Awesome" Performance
The former 'SNL' star revealed how the creator of Facebook set up his account, and confessed to calling him for tech support.
At first when someone admits to only having one friend on Facebook, you think the individual is rather lonely, and a bit sad, but that all changes when that one friend is the billionaire inventor behind the social media site, Mark Zuckerberg.
Samberg recalled how Zuckerberg set up his Facebook account
On Wednesday evening (Sept 24th), Andy Samberg paid a visit to his former 'SNL' co-star's talk show, Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show,' and in the hilarious interview, the 'Brooklyn Nine Nine' actor recalled how Zuckerberg convinced him to join Facebook.
Continue reading: Andy Samberg Reveals Mark Zuckerberg Is His Only Facebook Friend
Longoria will join the cast for a three-episode arc.
Eva Longoria will guest star on Fox’s breakout comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a full three-episode arc. Is this a smart deal for Fox or Longoria? Both are likely to get a publicity boost from the collaboration.
Longoria has focused most of her efforts off-camera in recent years.
Longoria will play Sophia, a defense attourney, who faces off with Jake (Andy Samberg) in court and gets him interested in the process. Longoria is just one of a lineup of guest stars Fox have appointed recently to boost the profile of the relatively new show. The list also includes Kira Sedgwick, Jenny Slate and Terrell Owens.
Continue reading: Eva Longoria Signs On For Three-Episode Stint On Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Congrats, Lonely Island fans, you're getting a movie.
It was bound to happen eventually – The Lonely Island are getting their own movie. The comedians, who got their start making funny and mildly offensive youtube videos are now collaborating with Judd Apatow on a full-length feature. The trio have come a long way since their first videos – so far they have three excellent comedy albums and have done some memorable work for shows like Saturday Night Live and Brooklyn 9-9.
The Lonely Island - Andy Samberg [l], Jorma Taccone [m] and Akiva Shaffer [m] are back with a bigger project than ever before.
Soon, longtime fans – who are not all frat boys, we’re sure – will be able to see the trio on the big screen, in their own production. The trio have already done some film work in the past, starting with 2007’s cult comedy Hot Rod.
Continue reading: The Lonely Island Are Finally Making A Movie With Judd Apatow Producing
'Bones' star Emily Deschanel and 'Gracepoint' actor David Tennant were among the TV guests at the FOX Network Upfront presentation held at The Beacon Theater in New York. The latter is new to American television with his crime drama series that is based on the original British series 'Broadchurch'.
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The cop comedy emerged as one of the awards' biggest winners: what's the appeal?
This week's Golden Globe Awards brought the news that aside from scores of deserving winners, there had been left even more equally deserving snubs. New comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine however, was not one of the snubbed titles and instead cleaned up the comedy categories with two Golden Globe awards amidst fierce competition.
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Took Home An Arms-Worth Of Trophies At The Golden Globes.
Golden Globes voters ensured that Fox's freshman sitcom went home with two awards, in the coveted top comedy series category and for lead actor Andy Samberg, who took the best comedy actor prize. "We are very stunned, very grateful and very happy," the show's co-creator Dan Goor said backstage, via Variety.
Continue reading: Why Did Comedy Newcomer 'Brooklyn Nine Nine' Win At Golden Globes?
Newcomers like 'House of Cards' and 'Master of Sex' replace the old guards like 'Mad Men' and 'Homefront' in the TV noms
The nominations for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards were revealed this week and although there were few surprises in the movie nominations; in the television categories however, it's time for change in the established order of critically-acclaimed TV. Former nomination regulars like Mad Men and Homefront are nowhere to be seen in the nominees lists, replaced instead by the new order of critically-acclaimed shows.
Master of Sex, along with House of Cards, is now the show to beat
Master of Sex and House of Cards now look like the shows to beat, with Breaking Bad making what will be its final appearance at the Golden Globes with the series ending this year. This comes just a year after Homeland achieved the impressive feat of winning Best Drama Series, Best Male Actor and Best Female Actor all in one night, although this does mark the second year in a row that the 2007-2009 winner Mad Men has not appeared in the Best Drama category.
Continue reading: Golden Globes 2014 Celebrates New Shows Over The Old As Television Nominations Are Revealed
With new writers and directors, this frenetic sequel indulges in silliness with less substance than last time. It's a lot of fun, but also rather forgettable, like the movie's surprisingly unimaginative title (honestly, the sky was literally the limit here). So while we laugh at the constant barrage of jokes and the colourful visual mayhem, there's nothing to engage us on a more satisfying level.
It opens with a recap of the first film, then carries on immediately, as young inventor Flint (voiced by Hader) is thrilled that his idol Chester (Forte), head of super-cool mega-company Live Corp, is put in charge of cleaning up the food storm Flint started. With a secret plan to get his hands on Flint's invention, Chester evacuates everyone from the island community Swallow Falls and offers Flint a job at his headquarters in San Franjose, California. But back home the food has come to life and is threatening to attack the world, so Flint is sent to solve the problem, unofficially accompanied by his pals (Faris' weathergirl, Samberg's surfer dude, Bratt's cameraman and Crews' muscle-cop) and his fisherman dad (Caan).
These characters are so hilariously goofy that we can't help but enjoy the chaos as they return to the island, which has been transformed into a Jurassic Park-style jungle overrun by food-pun creatures like shrimpanzees, tacodiles and watermelephants. The animation is gorgeously detailed, with all kinds of visual gags to match the deranged verbal banter. And the snappy voice cast dive in with gusto. The new characters fit in perfectly: Forte is hilariously slimy, while Schaal (as his talking baboon assistant Barb) steals the show as the only person on-screen who has a story arc.
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is on for a full first season.
The Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine is has entered the exclusive club of the full season pickup. Fox has ordered a full 22 episodes of the Andy Samberg-starring police comedy, but that’s not all. The show seems to be such a huge hit for the network that it has been granted the coveted time slot straight after the Super Bowl XLVII on February 2, along with New Girl.
Fox has ordered a full season of the Andy Samberg starrer.
"It's exciting to see that both critics and fans love Brooklyn Nine-Nine as much as we do," says Fox chairman Kevin Reilly in a statement announcing the extension, released via USA Today. "With Andy and Andre out in front of this incredible ensemble, it feels like this show is going to be around for a long time."
Continue reading: Andy Samberg's Brooklyn Nine-Nine Lives To Fight Another Day With Full-Season Pickup From Fox
Even as this comedy strains to be goofy and transgressive, it catches us by surprise simply because it dares to explore first-time sexual experiences through female eyes. And Aubrey Plaza (Safety Not Guaranteed) brings her usual sardonic wit to the lead role, merrily offending the more timid moviegoers while making more adventurous fans wish the film went even further.
Plaza plays Brandy, who graduated at the top of her Boise high school class. But with that goal achieved, she wonders if she neglected to prepare properly for university social life, so she makes a summer to-do list of sex-related tasks leading, hopefully, to losing her virginity to the hunky guitar-strumming lifeguard Rusty (Porter). She works with him at the local swimming pool along with her nice-guy best pal Cameron (Simmons), who's of course secretly in love with her. But as Brandy works through the list with the help of her friends (Shawkat and Steele) and her experienced big sister (Bilson), she starts to worry that her emotions are getting in the way.
Thankfully, writer-director Carey refuses to let this turn into a romantic slush-fest, keeping the encounters jagged and often very funny. The script is packed with hilariously squirm-inducing conversations about sex, many involving Brandy's far too helpful mother (Britton). Although her dad (Gregg) and her loser boss (Hader) understandably don't want to know. Meanwhile, when the local guys (Glover and Mintz-Plasse) find out about Brandy's list, they are sure to tick off a few items themselves, as does a visiting rock star (Samberg).
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Seth Meyers, star of 'Saturday Night Live' and future 'Late Night' presenter, married lawyer Alexi Ashe at the weekend.
Seth Meyers, star of Saturday Night Live, married his long-term girlfriend Alexi Ashe on Sunday. The wedding ceremony took place in Martha's Vineyard and was attended by such guests as Andy Samberg, Ali Larter, Olivia Munn, Jason Sudeikis, Allison Williams, Kristen Wiid, Amy Poehler and a number of others.
Alexi Ashe and Seth Meyers at the Vanity Fair 2013 Oscar Party.
Meyer's representative confirmed to People the couple did tie the knot this weekend. Another source, also speaking to the US entertainment website, said "They are so in love and really excited for their big day. They were really happy to celebrate their big day with their close friends and family."
Continue reading: Seth Meyers Marries Long Term Girlfriend Alexi Ashe
Flint Lockwood is a genius inventor who previously caused chaos in his hometown when he invented the FLDSMDFR (Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator) which turned water into food and nearly caused a tornado of spaghetti and meatballs to destroy the town. Now he wants to go back to Swallow Falls with his friends including his weather intern best pal Sam Sparks, his father Tim and his pet monkey Steve, because the food monsters he created are learning to swim in order to cross oceans and take over the world. On arriving, they find that the abandoned town is now home to Spring Onion giraffes, Shrimp-anzees, fla-mangos. As beautiful as this new land is, they soon find themselves involved in a deadly chase hotly pursued by man (and monkey!) eating giant cheese burgers. Will Flint invent a solution to save the world this time round? Or are they facing Burgergeddon?
The sequel to the 2009 animated comedy 'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs' is now finally set to be released, this time directed by Cody Cameron ('Open Season 3') and Kris Pearn in his directorial debut and John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein ('Horrible Bosses', 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone') coming on board for the screenplay. It will hit cinemas in the UK on October 25th 2013.
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Brandy Clark is a smart, high-achieving though particularly naive high-school graduate whose finding the prospect of a new life at college daunting. Tired of being relentlessly teased for her sexual inexperience, she compiles a list of bedroom adventures she would like to have before beginning her first year as a freshman. However, trying to catch-up with her friends becomes a shame-filled rollercoaster as she attempts to seduce handsome, floppy-haired lifeguard Rusty Waters who she met at her first college party. She manages to lose her head, as well as her top, as she discovers that there's more to having trysts with guys than just getting physical as the much more confusing emotional side comes into it. The question is, will she survive her first year at college, or will this new world of passion and parties drive this straight-laced girl crazy?
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FOX have announced next season's potential line up, including new projects from JJ Abrams, Andy Samberg, Seth McFarlane and Greg Kinnear.
J.J. Abrams must be one of the worlds busiest men right now, and after recently releasing Star Trek: Into Darknessand pledging his time to the new Star Wars film,he has decided against taking any kind of break as he has yet another project to work on after FOX ordered a pilot episode of his much-shopped Almost Human series.
Almost Human is one of four new dramas to be pickled up by FOX for next season's programming schedule and will see the Lost creator re-team with Fringe's J.H. Wyman and Bryan Burk on a buddy cop series set in a future Los Angeles. The series follows future LAPD officers who are each teamed up with android partners, with Star Trek's Karl Urban, Friday Night Lights' Minka Kelly and Lili Taylor each set to star in the project.
Jj Abrams lives up to the mantra of 'no rest for the wicked'
Continue reading: FOX Orders Pilot For J.J. Abrams' Almost Human Series, And More!
Fox has announced a strong looking line-up for the new season.
Wow. Fox has really shown its hand for next season, offering four big new shows in the bid to get ahead in the race for ratings. The network has made high profile comedy pickups including the Seth Macfarlane produced Dads and the Andy Samberg starring Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Elsewhere, Fox ordered 13 episodes of of Surviving Jack with Chris Meloni, Enlisted with Geoff Stults and Us and Them starring Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel. But which is likely to become the next Family Guy or New Girl?
Continue reading: Fox Orders Seth MacFarlane's 'Dads' And Samberg's 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' [Analysis]
Andy Samberg is set to star in a pilot for a comedy series on FOX, penned by the writing duo of Mike Shur and Dan Goor of Parks and Recreation fame.
Samberg, who is one of Hollywood’s breakout comedy actors of the past five years, left his cushy gig at Saturday Night Live just last May and has had a number of parts since then, with varying degrees of success. This is Fox’s first pilot order for fall 2013 and it sounds intriguing to say the least.
The show is billed as a single-camera comedy about "diverse group of detectives in a precinct at the very edge of New York City". In it, Samberg will play the lead detective, a role, which Shur and Goor wrote specifically for him. It sounds a bit like CSI with a comedic twist, but, good or bad, this one will certainly be original (well, as original as a cop comedy can be). And, with the networks – ABC and NBC especially – pulling out all the stops of late, not to mention the huge volume entertainment instantly available online, Fox certainly needs to come out with something original to stay relevant. And let’s not forget that Samberg did in fact emerge as one of the stars of Youtube with The Lonely Island. So perhaps this new show will be exactly the breath of fresh air network execs are no doubt looking for? We’ll have to wait until this fall season to see.
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