Universal has uploaded the screenplay to Judd Apatow’s “This is 40″
…and it’s 147 pages long. That’s over 2 hours of Judd Apatow words talked about by Paul Rudd / Leslie Mann starring comedy that’s about hitting middle age. You can read the entire thing here. ... [Read More]
Primetime Emmy Nominations, a look at the comedy categories
This morning Jimmy Kimmel, (who really spiffed up for the event by not getting out of his pajamas) and Kerry Washington delivered the nominees of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards. It was a great year for comedy with a lot of favorites getting noms with some new favorites also making some splashes. Oh ... [Read More]
Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock to Play Buddies and Cops
This is an exciting one. Sandra Bullock is set to play an uptight, grizzled FBI agent and Melissa McCarthy a zany Boston cop in a still untitled comedy. Parks & Recreation writer Kate Dippold wrote the script and Paul Fieg is signed on to direct. That is a mighty stacked line-up, with everyone p... [Read More]
Wendi McLendon-Covey: I won’t do a Bridesmaids sequel without Kristen Wiig
Talk of a Bridesmaids sequel started as soon as the opening weekend box office numbers were released in May of last year, but it took until this past January for the buzz to boil over, which is when the film’s breakout star, Saturday Night Live... [Read More]
Chris Rock Writing Boisterous Dysfunctional Romantic Comedy for Him and Melissa McCarthy
..the woman Rock next hopes to make his on-screen wife: Melissa McCarthy. "I'm trying to romance her," Rock said, taking a break last week at a Park City, Utah. The comedian is writing a new untitled script, he said, in which he envisions the "Bridesmaids" breakout playing his wife as the pair indulge in some boisterous dysfunction -- a "Jerry Springer couple," as Rock put it. He said he hopes to persuade the comedic actress to come aboard, and has made some inroads. It's one of several projects... [Read More]
Bridesmaids, Midnight in Paris score multiple Oscar nominations
Happy news for comedy fans this morning as the Academy Awards, 84th annual edition, bestowed nominations to some of your favorite comedians and funny films of 2011. And that's not counting some of the more lighthearted fare receiving serious recognit... [Read More]
CBS inks sitcom deals with Melissa McCarthy, Martin Lawrence, Nick Stoller
It seems CBS is on a shopping spree for comedy pilots. This comes on the heels of the nominal success of the series premiere of Rob Schneider’s new project ¡Rob!. The broadcast network bought two sitcom deals a piece for Martin Lawrence and Mik... [Read More]
Melissa McCarthy Sells Another Comedy Project to CBS Network
Melissa McCarthy’s Emmy hasn’t even gathered dust yet, but she is already busy turning more projects into gold. She is a hot commodity these days and Hollywood is not going to ignore that fact. The Mike & Molly network has bought a ha... [Read More]
Watch Ben Stiller come up short in new Saturday Night Live promo
We’re just a few days away from Saturday Night Live‘s third episode of the season. Ben Stiller will be hosting and Foster The People will play the part of musical guest. As far as I’m concerned, SNL‘s Win-Loss record this year... [Read More]