'Bruno' Dupes Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul
The Huffington Post has posted the transcript of a radio interview Curtis Silwa had with Texas Congressman Ron Paul and his encounter with Sacha Baron Cohen's Austrian flamboyant fashionista Bruno and apparently the moment will be seen in the July 10 Universal release Bruno. [Read More]
Sacha Baron Cohen records Band Aid spoof single with Chris Martin
The Borat creator has recorded the track as part of his latest film featuring new camp Austrian alter-ego Bruno. The single, called Dove of Peace, has been part-recorded in the legendary Abbey Road Studios and includes lyrics such as: "For people of Africa who live in hell/ They will never wear Chanel." Other celebrities reported to be involved with the parody include Sting, the Village People, Madonna and Sir Elton John. [Read More]
LA Comedy Shorts Film Fest - Buzzine wrap-up
Started by funny people, for funny people, The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, a four-day, non-stop celebration of comedic short films, came to hilarious conclusion Sunday evening. [Read More]
Last Day for L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival
With the advent of über-popular sites like funnyordie.com, it comes as little suprise that a brand new festival in town is toasting the achievements of those who create cheeky, short videos. [Read More]
Inside the funny "Mystery Team" movie
Donald Glover, DC Pierson and Dominic Dierkes play three high-schoolers who are still living off of their childhood "fame" as boy detectives who solved neighborhood mysteries a la Encyclopedia Brown. Glover's Jason is as animated as a Looney Tunes character with a propensity for disguises that rely on fake mustaches. Pierson's Duncan has memorized trivial trivia and thinks that makes him a boy genius when it just makes him a nerd. Dierkes' Charlie is a dumb jock without being a jock. They're 17,... [Read More]
Lorne Michaels, SNL Studios and the death of hope
For me, the current era of bad feelings began on October 13th, 2000. For that was the day the last film based on a Saturday Night Live sketch opened. I don't need to remind any of you that the film in question was Ladies Man. Has anything good happened since Ladies Man opened? I don't think so. [Read More]
Judd Apatow Officially Producing Ghostbusters 3?
Ever since it was announced last September that a third Ghostbusters film was in development and that The Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky had been hired to write the script, things kind of went quiet for a while. Then, just last week, Dan Aykroyd revealed that they were hoping to start shooting in the fall, and confirmed that Bill Murray and the rest of the original cast would be involved even though they were going with a "next generation" storyline. [Read More]
Judd Apatow's 'Funny People' Gets a Trailer!
The first trailer for Judd Apatow's Funny People has just gone up and it definitely looks to be his most dramatic effort yet ... even though it's hard to get too serious when you have a cast that includes Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Eric Bana (rockin' his Aussie accent) and Leslie Mann. [Read More]
Funny or Die on L.A. comedy shorts fest lineup
The inaugural L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival will take place March 5-8 at the at the newly renovated Downtown Independent Theatre, 251 S. Main Street, in Los Angeles. [Read More]