Newswire: Spike renews Lip Sync Battle

Spike has renewed Lip Sync Battle—the LL Cool J-hosted game show produced by Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Merchant, and John Krasinski—for a 20-episode second season, Variety reports. Inspired by the segment from Fallon’s Tonight Show, Lip Sync Battle pits celebrities against one another in a two-round voiceless competition for the coveted prize of an obscenely large lip sync champion belt. Only […]

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Newswire: Fred Armisen joins the haute couture world of Zoolander 2

SNL veteran and maker of handcrafted, artisanal weirdos on the recently-renewed Portlandia Fred Armisen is being tapped to join Zoolander 2. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Armisen has packed his bags and is heading for the fashion runways of Rome, where the sequel is currently in production. Armisen himself broke the news on Instagram: The original Zoolander‘s release was unfortunately […]

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Newswire: The Olsen Twins seek the sage counsel of Bob Saget before joining Full House reboot

Yesterday the floorboards shrieked and the walls moaned as this Full House became demonstrably Fuller, bursting now with a growing Tanner brood that has once more been called forth by death, to join together and laugh in delicious pain. But as we look upon this grieving shanty already teeming with the widow D.J., her two fatherless spawns, her blood sister […]

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Newswire: No, Katy Perry, you can’t trademark “Left Shark”

Left Shark, thou art no this sick beat. Today in “Let’s Plant A Flag In Everything Because ‘The Public’ Is An Outdated Concept” news, it seems that Katy Perry is being briefly thwarted in her efforts to capitalize on your fleeting amusement at her flustered backup dancer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pop singer’s initial attempt to register a […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Science fiction bloopers prove it’s hard to say those lines with a straight face

Bloopers in comedy are a foregone conclusion. Stick around during the closing credits of the latest Apatow production and you’re bound to see clips of Seth Rogen breaking, cackling, or devolving into improvisatory bedlam. Bloopers in other genres are more rare—and, by virtue of the fact that they’re often trying so hard to be serious, are typically more satisfying. Science […]

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Newswire: True Detective’s new poster touches the darkness of the L.A. freeway

Promotion for the upcoming season of True Detective has already given us Is it an explosion? The Aurora Borealis? A fun trashcan campfire, where colorful hoboes gather ‘round to swap stories, heat up their hobo beans, and play harmonica renditions of songs about drinking and trains? We won’t know for sure until after June 21, but the dour tagline, “We […]

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Newswire: The Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar! will be a musical, composer reveals

As Joel and Ethan Coen consistently reveal nothing about their current projects, it wouldn’t have been surprising if Alex Karpovsky declaring their new film to be “zany” were the last bit of news about Hail, Caesar! until its February 5, 2016 release. However, two longtime Coen collaborators, composer Carter Burwell and sound mixer Skip Lievsay, were willing to expand a […]

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