April 17, 2014

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Tina Fey to present at the 84th Oscars

HollywoodNews.com: Tina Fey has been added to the list of presenters that will hand out the awards at the 84th Oscars.
Fey, who is famous for her work on ’30 Rock’ and ‘Saturday Night Live,’ will be joining other presenters like Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry and Bradley Cooper at the Academy Awards®.
Fey is also known for her work in film which includes ‘Date Night,’ ‘Baby Mama’ and ‘Mean Girls.’
Will you tune in to watch?
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Tina Fey’s “Bossypants” nears top of Amazon bestseller list

By Kim Palacios
hollywoodnews.com: Comedienne Tina Fey has shown her talent once again with the success of “Bossypants”, a memoir that released on April 5th. The book is currently ranked #4 on Amazon and has spent 33 days on the Amazon Top 100.
Says Kevin Nguyen’s “Amazon Best Books of the Month” April review of “Bossypants”, “Tina Fey remains universally adored: she embodies the hectic, too-many-things-to-juggle lifestyle we all have, but instead of complaining about it, she can just laugh it off.” The actress-slash-writer-slash-comedienne draws from her experiences not only as a professional but as a mother. Continues, Nguyen, “Some of the funniest chapters feature the differences between male and female comedy writers (“men urinate in cups”), her cruise ship honeymoon (“it’s very Poseidon Adventure”), and advice about breastfeeding (“I had an obligation to my child to pretend to try”). “
A Saturday Night Live writer since the late 1990s and a cast member from 2000 to 2005, Fey left the show for pursuits including the comedy series “30 Rock”, and movies “Date Night” and “Baby Mama”. Fey is also well-known for penning the screenplay for the 2004 film “Mean Girls”, for which a sequel was recently released. She announced her pregnancy on an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, on which she appeared to promote “Bossypants”—during her upcoming appearance as host on SNL, she will be expecting her second child.
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Tina Fey to return to SNL as host

By Kim Palacios
hollywoodnews.com: Show veteran Tina Fey will return to Rockefeller Plaza to host Saturday Night Live on May 7th. A writer since the late 1990s and a cast member from 2000 to 2005, Fey left the show for pursuits including the comedy series “30 Rock”, and movies “Date Night” and “Baby Mama”.
Fey is also well-known for penning the screenplay for the 2004 film “Mean Girls”, an adaptation of the parenting manual “Queen Bees and Wannabes”. She recently announced her pregnancy on The Oprah Winfrey Show—during her upcoming appearance on SNL, she will be expecting her second child.
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Leighton Meester at the Hollywood Awards Gala

HollywoodNews.com: Leighton Meester will be seen in Shana Feste’s “Country Strong” co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow as well as Julian Farino’s “The Oranges,” Christian E. Christiansen’s “The Roommate,” and Thomas Bezucha’s “Monte Carlo.” Her previous credits include Nanette Burstein’s “Going the Distance”; Shawn Levy’s “Date Night”; Garry Marshall’s “Valentine’s Day”; Jeff Fisher’s “Killer Movie”; Jess Manafort’s “Remember the Daze”; Brendan Cowles’ “Drive Thru”; Jeff Mahler’s “Inside”; Kevin Palys’ “Flourish”; and Rafal Zielinski’s “Hangman’s Curse.” She is also a regular on CW’s “Gossip Girl.”

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Steve Carell to wave magical wand in New Line comedy

HollywoodNews.com: Thanks to Steve Carell, a project that has been in development for the last four years at New Line, “Burt Wonderstone,” will finally see the light of day.
Per Variety, New Line bought the source material, which was a spec entitled “Burt Dickenson: The Most Powerful Magician on Planet Earth” in 2006.
The feature is set in the die-hard world of Las Vegas magicians. When one member of a two-man team dies in a risky act, the other loses his mojo for the craft and must rediscover it.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who are behind New Line’s much-buzzed about comedy “Horrible Bosses,” wrote “Wonderstone.”
Carell’s production label Carousel Productions has a number of projects set up at Warner Bros:
– a Civil War comedy with Ed Helms
–a remake of Argentinean comedy “A Boyfriend for My Wife”
– and “Crazy, Stupid Love,” directed by “Bad Santa” duo Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, which is due out on April 22.
Carell, who is often known for hitting $100 million live action comedies out of the multiplex, fell slightly short this year. “Date Night” made $98.7 million at the domestic B.O., while his summer laffer “Dinner for Schmucks” barely made its production cost back with $72.3 million.
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Miley Cyrus sings her “Last Song,” while Fey and Carell share “Date Night”

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com stays on top of the latest DVD and Blu-ray releases so you know which films are worth your time and money. This week, we review:
“The Last Song” (Blu-ray)
Given the pop-culture crossover appeal of entertainer Miley Cyrus and novelist Nicholas Sparks, I half-expected “The Last Song” to perform better at the box office. (Disney might have, as well, though a $62 million gross against a meager $20 million production budget isn’t a bomb by any means.)
Then again, the movie wasn’t great, so success wasn’t exactly a guarantee. Disney princess Cyrus plays Ronnie, a disgruntled teen sent by her mom (Kelly Preston) to spend a long summer with her estranged father (Greg Kinnear). She raises turtles, falls for the town hunk (Liam Hemsworth), and finds herself in true, melodramatic Sparks fashion. A late-act medical twist is expected – given the author’s track record – as is most of this familiar “Song.”
The Blu-ray version of “Last Song” from Buena Vista Home Video, however, saves this title from the scrap heap. An alternate opening leads off the disc’s deleted scenes. There’s an audio commentary and a set tour with actor Bobby Coleman, who plays Cyrus’ younger brother. Speaking of, the pop star contributes a video for her song, “When I Look at You,” as well as a “Making of” reel for the video. Most of these features can be found on the set’s second disc, which offers a standard-edition version of the film for non-Blu-ray players.
The movie – ** out of 4
The Blu-ray – *** out of 4

“Date Night”
You go into a film like “Date Night” expecting its stars, Tina Fey and Steve Carell, to be funny. Each has a proven track record anchoring NBC’s Thursday night line-up and entertaining audiences through impossibly smart sitcoms “30 Rock” and “The Office,” respectively. Their roots trace all the way back to Chicago’s Second City improvisation program. And they honed their skills with stops at “Saturday Night Live” and “The Daily Show.”
What I didn’t expect, but was happy to discover, was sharp, unfussy direction from “Date NIght” helmer Shawn Levy. HIs plot is pure mistaken-identity piffle. Boring New Jersey spouses Phil (Carell) and Claire Foster (Fey) are mistaken for blackmailers when they steal another couple’s reservation at a trendy Manhattan seafood joint. Dirty cops, clean cops and Ray Liotta try and rub the couple out. A semi-naked Mark Wahlberg [...]

Steve Carell is the “Hollywood Movie Star of the Week”

By Anthony D’Alessandro
HollywoodNews.com: It’s been said that death is easier than comedy; however, Steve Carell wears the genre as feasibly as a glove. Some of the best comedic actors make a living by portraying offbeat characters; however, some of the better clowns can segue between the straight man and wacky guy with ease. Carell is in the latter category.
Earlier this year, as a suburban father/husband, Carell weathered urban shenanigans with Tina Fey in ‘Date Night.’ On the other side of the spectrum, Carell voiced the character for Gru, a sinister Russian-sounding villain with a heart of gold in the hit animated comedy ‘Despicable Me.’

And Carell doesn’t just excel at his craft, but remains a bankable actor as well, evident in the budding box office returns for his latest laugh entry ‘Dinner for Schmucks.’ This year alone, Carell’s three films, ‘Date Night,’ ‘Despicable Me’ and the Friday sales from ‘Schmucks,’ have raked in over $350 million worldwide.
In ‘Schmucks’ Carell plays Barry, a loveable goof who is amazed by the simple. Barry possesses an absurd skill for recreating famed paintings from stuffed dead mice. Though he’s the butt of Tim’s (Paul Rudd) prank, a guest for a dinner of schmucks that his boss is hosting. Barry’s sincerity awakens Tim to his own shortcomings. Yet, the best moments in ‘Schmucks’ are Carell’s scenes with fellow zany man Zach Galifianakis, who plays a crazed mind-controller, hysterical sequences which come off like Bob Newhart and Andy Kaufman playing an aggressive game of kick the can.

For his ability to always make audiences laugh as well as his down-to-earth likeability, it is our honor to crown Steve Carell the Hollywood Star of the Week.
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Steve Carell and Tina Fey’s ‘Date Night’ filled with non-stop laughs

HollywoodNews.com: One ordinary couple. One crazy night. The uproarious story of mistaken identity starring two of the world’s biggest comedic talents, “Date Night” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD August 10 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Filled with non-stop laughs and outrageous situations, “Date Night” follows Steve Carell (“The Office”) and Tina Fey (“30 Rock”) as a sensible, loving couple with two kids and a house in suburban New Jersey. Their typical date nights include a run-of-the-mill evening with little to no romance, but one night they decide to reignite the spark by going to Manhattan’s hottest new restaurant, without a reservation. What happens next is a wild ride that goes hilariously awry, as they embark on a dangerous series of crazy adventures to save their lives, and their marriage.
Directed by comedy maestro Shawn Levy (“Night At The Museum” films) Date Night also features an all-star supporting cast including Mark Wahlberg (“Max Payne”), James Franco (“Pineapple Express”), Mila Kunis (“That 70s Show”), Common (“Just Wright”), Taraji Henson (“The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button”) and Leighton Meester (“Gossip Girl”). “The Date Night” two-disc Blu-ray with Digital Copy and DVD feature an all-new extended edition of the film with never-before-seen hilarious footage, plus a gag reel, “Date Night” PSAs, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and much more. The Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S./$45.98 Canada and $29.98 U.S./$43.48 Canada, respectively. Prebook is July 14.
Blu-ray With Digital Copy Special Features:
Gag reel
Extended Car Chase
Directing Off Camera
Date Night PSAs (three versions)
Directing 301 with Shawn Levy
Audio Commentary with Shawn Levy
Deleted Scenes
Extended Scenes
Disaster Dates with the Cast
Steve and Tina Camera Tests
Live Lookup
Digital Copy
Single-Disc DVD Special Features
Gag reel
Extended Car Chase
Directing Off Camera
Date Night PSAs (three versions)
Directing 301 with Shawn Levy
Audio Commentary with Shawn Levy
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Steve Carell trades in “The Office” for work at the general store

Hollywoodnews.com: Steve Carell flew from his daytime job on “The Office” so that he can be with his family more often.
“It’s not a negotiating tactic at all,” he claimed not looking for a higher paycheck, “It’s just that I want to spend more time with my kids right now.”
Carell elaborated on his decision in an interview with the National Enquirer per Digital Spy.
Carell announced his decision to leave the show while speaking to the BBC last month.
The “Date Night” actor also said he would like to work at his sister-in-law’s general store in Massachusetts.
There has been no word yet that Carell will also engage in any other typical actor ‘retirement’ activities beyond the general store, i.e. being a shoe cobbler alongside Daniel Day Lewis or growing an Amish beard with Joaquin Phoenix.
“I will be manning the cash register and stocking the shelves as time permits,” Carell claimed.
To date, Carell’s “Date Night” has made $124 million at the worldwide box office.

“How To Train Your Dragon” wins weekend theatrical box office

By Staff
Rentrak Corporation, today announced the weekend theatrical box office numbers for the weekend period of April 23 through April 25, 2010 according to the company’s Box Office Essentials theatrical box office data collection and analytical service.
The twelve estimated top producing motion pictures for the weekend, per data collected as of Sunday, April 25, 2010 include:
1 How To Train Your Dragon Paramount $15,025,000 (weekend) $178,020,714 (cumulative)
2 The Back-Up Plan CBS Films $12,250,000 (weekend) $12,250,000
3 Date Night 20th Century Fox $10,600,000 (weekend) $63,471,596
4 The Losers Warner Bros. $9,605,000 (weekend) $9,605,000
5 Kick Ass Lionsgate $9,500,000 (weekend) $34,865,824
6 Clash Of The Titans Warner Bros. $9,000,000 (weekend) $145,639,377
7 Death At A Funeral Sony $8,000,000 (weekend) $28,449,177
8 Oceans Disney [...]

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