Monday, November 30, 2009
That being said, I am overtly excited to see it and the 3 of them together is like a unicorn covered in gold and chocolate sauce.
Friday, November 27, 2009
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I bet the guy that invented gravy is getting so laid right now.
(if you don't think that is funny than i don't even know what.)
Thursday, November 26, 2009
oh, and the ride it inspired.
UPDATE: wow. i am TORN like natalie imbruglia! FX is showing Home Alone 5 times in a row!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
i'm doing it again.
i have an irational love for this song and listen to it basically every day.
» Ansari, Woliner sell pitches to Judd Apatow
November 24, 2009 2:22 PM - by BillBrasky
Judd Apatow and Universal Pictures have picked up a trio of comedy pitches from Aziz Ansari and Jason Woliner.
Ansari, who stars opposite Amy Poehler on NBC sitcom "Parks and Recreation," is attached to star in all three projects.
Ansari and Woliner, who previously worked together on the MTV cult series “Human Giant,” will team to write at least one of the projects, which will be produced via Apatow’s Universal-based production company.
Thematically, the projects have nothing to do with one another. The first, tentatively titled “Let’s Do This,” is a road movie about two guys who work for a motivational speaking company. The second, which is untitled, follows a disgraced cosmonaut (Ansari) who is forced to return to outer space to clear his name. The third, also untitled, sprang from Ansari’s supporting role in the Apatow-helmed comedy “Funny People.”
“We didn’t expect all three to work,” said Ansari. “We had a breakfast meeting with Judd and pitched them. We were like, ‘Which one do you like?’ He wanted all three.”
Woliner is attached to direct the pics. “We are hesitant to say too much about our ideas,” joked Ansari. “A few years ago, we announced our new idea about a film where the world ended in the year 2014. We have since had to stop developing this movie.”
Ansari will be seen next year in director Nick Stoller’s “Get Him to the Greek,” which Apatow is producing for Universal. His Comedy Central standup special “Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening,” which Woliner directed, will air on Jan. 17th, with a CD and DVD set for release on Jan. 19th.
Woliner is now directing the pilot “Eagleheart,” starring Chris Elliott, for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. He recently directed an episode of “Parks and Recreation” and several segments for HBO’s upcoming series “Funny or Die Presents.”
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
i pretty much love everything about this.
thank you noah baumbach for making ben stiller an actor again, and not a caricature of himself.
too bad we have to wait until march to see it.
GQ December 2009
Men of the Year: Funny Men: The 'Hangover' Guys
by Jason Gay
photograph by Martin Schoeller
The Hangover's Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, and Bradley Cooper reunite to talk sequels, prosthetic penises, and what they'll do if the funniest movie of 2009 actually wins an Oscar. (Hint: It involves a tiger)
It's been more than six months since The Hangover, director Todd Phillips's wickedly depraved comedy about a Vegas bachelor party gone wrong, became the shock blockbuster of 2009, earning $450 million worldwide and counting. And while the movie will be remembered for its R-rated raunchiness (stripper marriages, Mike Tyson's stolen tiger, a final-credits slide show featuring Zach Galifianakis receiving oral sex from what appears to be a middle-aged mom), it was the chemistry of its three relatively low-watt stars—Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Galifianakis—that gave it a sui generis spark.
"I felt we'd been seeing the same faces in comedy," explains Phillips. "These three guys, although certainly not nobodies, hadn't been in a ton of movies. There's a freshness to it."
The Hangover trio have remained friends, spending a wild New Year's Eve at Galifianakis's North Carolina farm ("My brother did something in the woods that is unspeakable," says Galifianakis, refusing to elaborate) and keeping tabs on one another's burgeoning post-summer-smash careers. Meanwhile, there's the inevitable progress toward a Hangover sequel, reportedly due in 2011. Says Helms, totally in earnest: "I can't wait to get back to work with these guys."
When did you guys first start to think that The Hangover was going to be a big movie?
Zach Galifianakis: I remember going to dinner with Brad and Ed and saying, "Doesn't this movie seem like it's going to be good?" I'd never been in anything good.
Bradley Cooper: It was the first opportunity for all of us to do starring roles. I remember thinking, "When are the other actors who are the stars of the movie going to come and shoot their scenes? The whole movie about the three of us? That's so fucked-up!"
Ed Helms: We all had a lot of healthy skepticism. We all knew that we were having a good time, but there wasn't any sense that the movie would be really big. The minute you start to expect big things, that shit always just blows up in your face.
Galifianakis: By the way, when I say, "The movie is going to be good," I mean, "It's not going to be embarrassing."
But then the movie opens, and it turns into one of the highest-grossing films of all time.
Galifianakis: We were hearing things about great test audiences, but you take that with a grain of salt. But when it came out, it just validated the test stuff. I've been approached by, like, old people about the movie—people you would never think would go to see it.
Helms: The cross section is just staggering.
Galifianakis: It's like a guy in a golf outfit, then some goth kids. It's just weird. The movie had a denominator that people liked.
Helms: Everybody loves hangovers.
Do fans ask you to repeat one of your lines? Is there a question you always get?
Helms: I get asked about the tooth so much [in real life, Helms's front tooth is fake] that when they ask, "Was it special effects?" I'll sometimes just be like, "Yes."
Cooper: Have you really resorted to that? That's hilarious. Oddly, for my character, a lot of people love saying, "Paging Dr. Faggot."
Galifianakis: I get a lot of mothers with newborns wanting me to jerk off their baby.
Has this movie changed your lives?
Galifianakis: Professionally, more people call you to be in stuff. And I get better tables at Sbarro.
Zach, how often do you get asked if you used your real penis or a prosthetic for that final bit in the end credits?
Galifianakis: My mom was with me a week and a half ago—and I heard someone ask her about it and she thought it was real. I was like, "Mom, are you crazy?"
Helms: You know, I get asked a lot about Zach's member.
What do you say?
Helms: Well, come on! It's so white, it looks like it was made out of ivory. I would hope it's not real.
When was the last time you watched The Hangover?
Cooper: This morning.
Is there a favorite line in the movie that's not yours?
Galifianakis: My favorite never gets a laugh. We're talking about that satchel thing that I wear, and Bradley goes something like, "Joy Behar wears one." It's the kind of thing that makes me and Bradley and Ed laugh, but the audience is like, "Who's Joy Behar? Does she really wear one of those things?"
Cooper: My favorite moment is when we're all in the bed with Justin Bartha and Ed is in his underwear. He's just gotten off the phone with his girlfriend, and he does his flexing thing. When we shot that, I thought it was so funny.
Helms: I think one of my favorite lines is when Zach says, "This isn't the real Caesar's palace, is it?"
Cooper: And then he goes, "I didn't think so."
Helms: Did you improvise that?
Galifianakis: I think so.
Helms: Classic Galifianakis.
What's the story with the sequel>
Cooper: Everything's in motion, and luckily everybody wants to do it. I guess you could run the risk of possibly tainting the first movie if it's not good, but you can't really think about that. Just the idea of getting back into these three characters with Todd at the helm -- I can't think of anything better, to be honest with you.
Galifianakis: Who cares what the end product is? We'll just get to hang out and work together.
Will you guys be voting for one another for the Oscars this year?
Cooper: I don't vote in the Oscars, unfortunately.
Galifianakis: I saw Ed passing out flyers at the Grove [an L.A. mall] for it to be nominated, and I think that is supertacky.
Helms: The really crazy thing is that warner Bros. asked me to submit "Stu's Song (What Do Tigers Dream Of?)" in the best song category for the Academy Award. So we went through the rigmarole of actually having it transcribed and writing out the score. Todd and I made an official submission. It's so ridiculous.
Galifianakis: Oh, Ed. That would be the greatest thing in the world.
Cooper: Could you imagine?
Galifianakis: If you win, you have to go accept it with a tiger on a leash.
Helms: It would be hilarious.
Galifianakis: Though you may lose.
Cooper: To Phil Collins.
Monday, November 23, 2009
i am trying to watch whatever works and i am about to kill myself.
evan rachel wood is the worst actress since the twilight cast.
finishing this movie will be an exercise in futility.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday Night Live | 'SNL': 10 Ways to Fix It | Photo 10 of 11 | EW.com
Saturday, November 21, 2009
some more pictures from the Tim Burton installation at MOCA...
-Thank you notes
-The Real Housewives of Late Night
-Joseph Gordon-Levitt (ilovehimsomuch)
-Elvis Costello (!) interview and performance with The Roots. (!)
watch it! what better do you have to do?
Extra added goodness:
The Pixies are gonna be on the show next Tuesday
from their blog:
If that wasn't exciting enough, they are also going to be doing a second song exclusively for the web. It will be a second song off their classic album Doolittle (they'll be performing "Debaser" on air). But get this. YOU get to choose which song. Or should I say, you get to pick-see the song. GET IT? Tune in to tonight's show - Jimmy will explain everything!
this is an article from her local Minnesota paper about them.
Duluth native plays double role in Target commercial | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota
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oh look, you can watch them online if you don't know what i'm talking about.
Interview with actress Kaitlin Olson - Get more Entertainment News on ELLE.com
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Friday, November 20, 2009
BREAKING NEWS! THURSDAY PM: I've learned tonight from rival studios that Summit Entertainment's New Moon could break the all-time midnight opening record for a motion picture as it opens across North America in 3,514 theaters at 12:01 AM Friday.
you guys, if New Moon out-earns The Dark Knight I will never go to the movies again.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
February 2nd is gonna be kind of a big deal.
First, at 5am the Oscar nominations will be announced...and then the first episode of the last season of LOST!
um. February 2nd. I have something to say:
a twitter of hers from 33 minutes ago:
Everyone needs to stop doing whatever they're doing and watch Heidi and Spencer on Conan last night.
you know what? she is right. it was fucking great.
the crowd booed them repeatedly and Conan was the best.
these 2 are really the worst people alive. ever.
behold part 1:
and prepare your gag reflex for part 2:
Reusable "Plastic" Cups: Party cups that you never throw away.
a tiny secret about me is that i am obsessed with red plastic cups. i use them every single day. i even eat cereal out of them. i realize that i am outing myself as (sometimes) anti-environmental, so don't get mad. i've just always loved the portability of them i guess. plus they're red. (if we haven't met, i am also obsessed with red)
so i most definitely need this reusable version that i saw at Thrillist.
buy them at Vat19.com along with other completely great stuff.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
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i am so down with this.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
They're a bunch of hippies but this song is good.
- It's a Very Sunny Christmas.
- Andy Barker, P.I.: The Complete Series.
oh how i love 90s hip hop.
Monday, November 16, 2009
So You Think You Can Dance
So You Think You Can Dance
America's Next Top Model
Parks and Recreation
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
At the Movies
Bored to Death
All of the talk shows. yes. all of them. if there is a guest i like i will ff to them. the only one i watch religiously is Fallon.
guests were Steve Agee Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer.
If you loved Zombieland like I did, listening to this will be entertaining and beneficial to your life.
If you didn't like Zombieland I don't understand you.
so that's why i watch Head Games.
Head Games: Science Games, Science Trivia : Science Channel
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Sunday, November 15, 2009
i think hell for men is the Anthropologie dressing room sofa area
Normally these panel discussions can get a little verbose, but this one did not.
Of course there's got to be the the obligatory awkward audience q & a, but this one wasn't too painful because we found out after a few minutes that there were a lot of people in the audience that work for actual parks and rec departments and that the show is getting it spot on. there were laughs aplenty you guys. laughs out loud! laughs left and right.
In this picture Amy is telling a woman in the audience "to get the fuck out" after she proclaims that she works in the library department.
have i mentioned that amy poehler is a genius?
it was nice to hear from the behind the scenes people about their process and creating the show. oh yeah, and we got to see next weeks episode.
my face hurt from laughing when it was over. turns out watching a sitcom in a room with a hundred other people is pretty fun.
l to r back row:
line producer Morgan Sackett, Paul Schneider, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Amy Poehler
l to r front row:
Aubrey Plaza, Producer Dean Holland, Creator, Writer, EP, Genius Greg Daniels and Creator, Writer, EP, Genius Michael Schur.
one of the best parts of the night for me was when aziz got his first question and he let out a serious and long answer in a british accent. i was lizzing.
after he was done and the laughter died down he was all "i just remember watching one of these paley center things for The Wire and learning that all those dudes are british and scottish and getting my mind blown."
also awesome was the constant mentioning of the UCB theater.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
colin firth. colin firth in glasses. julianne moore. julianne moore's hair, makeup and wardrobe. matthew good. ginnifer goodwin. tom fucking ford. the production design team from MAD MEN.
these are just a few of the many reasons that my eyes are dying to see A Single Man.
my friends The Walsh Brothers like giving it to you.
The Great & Secret Comedy Show. This Monday November 16th at "The UnknownTheater" in Los Angeles. 10 p.m. Sketch, Stand-ups, Characters, Classics, Undescribables, and More... Just $5. (Free Beer included.)
Friday, November 13, 2009
i am powerless against the following:
-Matthew Goode (um hi, have you seen his face?)
-Kaitlin Olsen (duh)
-Amy Adams (can't help it..her Amelia Earhart is the cutest thing ever and Junebug and Doubt)
-movies where a couple has to pretend they are together and then they have to kiss and then they do and then everything slows down and holy smokes that was a damn good kiss. ( see The Proposal, Addicted to Love, Made of Honor, even in When Harry Met Sally when the friend kiss turns into a sleepover.....etc...WAIT. with the exception of WHMS I know these are all awful movies! I swear.)
i am so defensive!
in 4 days let's all buy the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Its A Very Sunny Christmas
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Danny DeVito | EW Portrait Gallery: Exclusive Shots from EW Photo Shoots | Photo 1 of 17 | EW.com
get some crackers for this cheese.
(i love cheese)
more about "Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Be...", posted with vodpod
Or maybe not. It would take too fucking long.
via my bf Edgar's Flickr
i get a ton of shit for this but Taxman is kind of almost my very favorite Beatles song. plus, that album cover is so so so good.
Wanted to let you know about some great shows with very special guests coming up next week. As always, for complete schedules and more info about Largo at the Coronet and The Little Room check us online: www.largo-la.com To purchase tickets call us: 310.855.0350
Monday, November 16: The Benson Interruption starring Doug Benson and very special guests. One Monday a month Doug brings some very funny people to Largo. . and then interrupts them. This installment expects guests Dax Shepard, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman and more. Showtime 9PM, tickets $20
Wednesday, November 18: David Garza. An intimate evening with a veteran Largo favorite in The Little Room. Doors 9PM, Showtime 9:30PM, tickets $20 (two drinks included with ticket)
Thursday, November 19: Sarah Silverman and Friends. Every month Sarah brings the funny with special guests including writers and cast of her t.v. show, and super-comics like Louie CK or Garry Shandling. Showtime 8:30PM, tickets $25
Friday, November 20: The Jon Brion Show. Just come see it and hear it. Doors open for drinks at 8PM, showtime 9:30PM, tickets $25
Saturday, November 21: The Paul F. Tompkins Show. The best variety show in Los Angeles. Showtime 9PM, tickets $20
Come on down and see us soon, and stay tuned for special offers and opportunities for free tickets.
Thanks for all of the support,
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I am the key to the lock in your house
That keeps your toys in the basement
And if you get too far inside
You'll only see my reflection
It's always best when the covers up
I am the pick in the ice
Do not cry out or hit the alarm
You know we're friends till we die
And either way you turn
I'll be there
Open up your skull
I'll be there
Climbing up the walls
It's always best when the light is off
It's always better on the outside
Fifteen blows to the back of your head
Fifteen blows to your mind
So lock the kids up safe tonight
Shut the eyes in the cupboard
I've got the smell of a local man
Who's got the loneliest fear
That either way you turn
I'll be there
Open up your skull
I'll be there
Climbing up the walls
Climbing up the walls
Climbing up the walls
fact: if you don't love this movie we aren't on the same team.
sidebar: am patting myself on the back for tivoing the last 10 minutes of Pineapple Express (for easy access, so as not to have to trouble myself with a dvd) because Glee just reduced me to a crying mess.
must laugh out loud now.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
another Umami Burger is opening at Space 15 Twenty.
We are excited to announce the opening of Umami Burger this Friday, November 13th at Space 15 Twenty!
Umami Burger is a new burger concept by Los Angeles-based restaurant creator Adam Fleischman, a self-taught chef and successful food and wine entrepreneur.
Fleischman previously worked in the wine business as the founder of the wine-centric Culver City restaurants BottleRock and Vinoteque.
In his latest venture, he has built an entire menu about the namesake complex, meaty umami taste. The result is a sophisticated, tightly edited selection of burgers, sides and accompaniments that stand out even in a hamburger-saturated town like Los Angeles. Conceived as "fine-dining fast food," Umami Burger is both an affordable indulgence and a great value.
Mon-Thurs: 9:00am - 11:00pm
Fri-Sat: 9:00am - 12:00am
Sun: 9:00am - 9:00pm
WALKING DISTANCE FROM THE ARCLIGHT YOU GUYS.
Dolla dolla billz ya'll.
Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening
Hour standup special debuts January 17th on Comedy Central.
CD/LP and DVD arrive January 19th wherever fine products are sold.
Click here to read more about the album/special and about upcoming episodes of Parks and Recreation, including details on our trip to “The Glitter Factory” on EW.com.
via Aziz is Bored
Photos: Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere, Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg, and The American | /Film
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really jazzed about the Sofia Coppola movie. yes. jazzed.
also, there are many times when i have the taste of a 15 year old boy.
there being Moma in New York because there is gonna be a Tim Burton-drawn exhibit.
buy it here
if the leads were anyone else I'm not sure that I'd be on board, but damnit I will watch these 2 do anything. that's how deep my love goes.
i do not like that Kristen Wiig isn't in the trailer though. not cool Fox, not cool.
the new Flaming Lips video is bizarre and hippieish but I still love Wayne Coyne. I can't help it. and the song "Watching the Planets" is really good.
here's the link since embeding isn't working at the moment.
is it too early to nominate this movie for some razzies?
the trailer for old dogs makes my life hurt.
luckily something good has come out of it, Human Giant director Jason Woliner has made a tumblr page called "Faces of Old Dogs".
it's hilarious and reminds me of good ol' Jack Face from Lost.
i react to compliments the way a dog reacts to getting its' teeth brushed.
but thank you stranger, and if you happen to have an in at a talk show in LA i need a job.
please and thanks.
this is kind of amazing.
my mother tivos General Hospital so I am fully prepared to let go of some dignity and watch James Franco "act" his ass off.
here's an interview he did with New York magazine about working on the soap and his upcoming appearance on 30 Rock. (YES!)
i'm watching Jimmy Fallon and January Jones is kind of an idiot, and super bitchy.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
it should pop up on FOD soon.
I saw it already and you didn't. Neener neener neener.
oh and I'm newly in love with this guy Barry Rothbart:
Friday, November 6, 2009
i watched her show, and i like her. she is kind of awesome. people may disagree. but these people haven't watched the show. also, read her itunes celebrity playlist. so not what you'd expect.
ok, i'm done defending myself. i get her daily email "The Zoe Report" and i don't care what you think.
today's TZR was this DIY granola mix and feel that i have to place my order now. maybe just because it's breakfast time...but also because granola is fucking delicious and my pal Rache sent me a discount.
this site is kind of yogurtlandesque, which only ads to the appeal.
MyMixGranola Custom Granola Mix
Hit The Trail
As anyone leading a hectic life will tell you, keeping one’s energy levels up throughout the day is crucial! When blood sugar drops, it is not pretty. One of the healthiest ways to stay alert is by snacking on your favorite assortment of treats. MixMyGranola makes this easy—you have to try them out for all of your on-the-go grazing.
How many of you trail mix junkies, like myself, have yet to find your perfect all-faves-in-one blend, so you always pick out only the best parts? With MixMyGranola, those days are over! This ingenious site was created for you to customize your own yummy mix. Have a sweet tooth? Make yours with a lot of peanut butter bites and chocolate raisins. There are plenty of treats for the salt lovers too—roasted almonds, yogurt pretzels and more…! The possibilities are endless—it is truly bananas…which they have too :) ￼ xoRZ
Zoe Do: Keep MyMixGranola.com gift certificates in mind for the holidays. Fab and affordable!
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Thursday, November 5, 2009
i had no idea. and it sounds good. really good. liking something she does (besides josh duhamel) makes me ashamed. and it made me die a little inside.
but i must deal with it and move on. her stupid face will be the only thing wrong with this movie. i'm sure of it.
sidebar: in the aforementioned Vogue story the interviewer Plum Sykes got to visit the set and was made to move because she was standing in Daniel Day-Lewis' eye-line and since he is a method actor he only wants to see cast & crew.
Hearing this about any single other actor in the history of movies would've turned on my gag reflex and make me want to murder their face off, but with DDL the love only grows stronger.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Paul F. Tompkins Preps New Album, Freak Wharf, for December :: Culture :: News :: Paste
yes yes yes.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
so we don't have to look at their sites individually. because that's hard.
(i love laziness.)
Find LA Food Trucks
sidebar: holy mother of god why haven't i been to the grilled cheese truck yet? have you seen their menu??????????????? boner dude.
you can't see me, but i was there.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Frank Brooks invented Fresh Balls for one reason ….. well … actually two. He, along with millions of other men, suffer from sweaty testicles. Mr. Brooks, and his team of chemists, created this cream, called Fresh Balls, to ease this embarrassing problem.
Fresh Balls is the first and only antiperspirant for your boys… It’s Aluminum Free, Paraben Free and Talc Free. It contains Oatmeal as an anti-irritant and Tea Tree Oil – so it’s anti-bacterial as well. In other words, it’s perfect for your skin.
Fresh Balls is an easy to apply cream, so it won’t clump on your skin or leave a powdery residue on your pants.
Fresh Balls is not available in stores, only through this website. It comes in a small gray tube, perfect for at home, or on-the-go.
this of course just makes me think of Schweddy Balls:
Sunday, November 1, 2009
The Royal Tenenbaums
and numero uno.....i am looking to find a Rebecca to my Enid.