Fact: THE HANGOVER star Ed Helms is hoping for summer album chart success after revealing his bluegrass band, THE LONESOME TRIO, will release their self-titled debut in June (15). Helms, who plays guitar and banjo in the group, says, "We decided right out of the gate that the three of us needed to do the whole thing... There is no sound on that album that didn’t come from the three of us." The band, which has played at the famed Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, has also lined up eight concerts in June to promote the album.
Quote: "For some reason there were only two Porta Potties at the whole party and I just remember standing in this huge line with P. Diddy and Heather Graham and just thinking, 'What? How did they not plan this better'?" Ed Helms was stunned by the lack of toilet facilities at The Hangover Part Ii premiere party in 2011. The film franchise's latest big bash was held in Hollywood on Monday night (20May13).
Quote: "I'm gonna give a commencement speech at Knox College in Illinois... It's an actual medical degree, so I'm going to be doing some recreational thoracic surgery." The Hangover star Ed Helms jokes about his upcoming doctorate honour.
Quote: "We're not gonna make another one because three is the magic number and it just feels like, narratively, we've kinda told the story of these guys... but I am really gonna miss these guys." Actor Ed Helms insists there won't be a fourth The Hangover movie.
Fact: Funnymen Seth Rogen, Michael Cera and Ed Helms are taking to YouTube.com for a star-studded week of comedy shows from 19-25 May (13). Vince Vaughn, Rainn Wilson and Sarah Silverman are also among the big names who have signed up for YouTube's inaugural Comedy Week, which will boast live events, video premieres and collaborations.
Fact: Christina Applegate will play Ed Helms' wife in a planned update of National Lampoon's Vacation movie. Helms will play the grown-up Rusty Griswold in the comedy, which will reportedly feature original stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo.
Fact: Celebrities Jim Carrey, Ed Helms, Alicia Keys and Snoop Dogg were among the stars who helped Napster founder and Facebook.com investor Sean Parker launch his new live social video platform Airtime by demonstrating the technology in New York on Tuesday (05Jun12).
Fact: Actor Ed Helms showed off his musical talents on Britain's The Graham Norton Show on Friday night (27May11) by playing the keyboard and performing the tune he sang in 2009 movie The Hangover.
Quote: "We're going to be ramming Hangovers down America's throat for the next three decades." Ed Helms insists the upcoming The Hangover sequel won't be the last.
Fact: Ed Helms, Jon Hamm and Steve Carell teamed up for a skit on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live at the weekend (14May11). Carell and Helms, who was hosting the show, played animated evil geniuses that come to life, while Mad Men star Hamm played superhero Ace in The Ambiguously Gay Duo.
Quote: "Dolly Parton was my first love, and I didn't even know what it was. Even to this day, I still think that Dolly Parton is one of the sexiest, smartest, sassiest women ever, and there's just something about her energy where she has everyone wrapped around her finger." THE HANGOVER star Ed Helms on his love for country queen Parton.
Fact: THE HANGOVER star Ed Helms plays banjo in a bluegrass band.