I think this is the first acting gig I’ve seen Mel Gibson in in years! In a new Funny or Die video, Gibson joins Jamie Foxx and Garry Shandling as the three of them brainstorm for how they can best honor Robert Downey Jr. for the The American Cinematheque Tribute.
It soon becomes apparent that Foxx is a little bitter that Robert Downey Jr. is being honored for his acting, having played a black man in Tropic Thunder. “Listen, he does this now, if we don’t nip it in the butt, next thing you’ll now he’ll be playing Martin Luther King… ‘I have a dream…,'” says Foxx. He then goes on to explain how they should avoid using the words “black” and “white”. He holds his phone and asks Gibson what it is. “It’s a Blackberry,” sas Gibson. “No, it’s an African American Berry,” responds Foxx. After some trial and error, Foxx asks Gibson again, “What group does Will.I.Am sing for?” Gibson confidently responds, “The African American Eyed Peas“. LOL.
I love how these guys were also able to make fun of themselves. Gibson wasn’t afraid to bring up his trouble with the law, Shandling his face, etc. You have to watch this. Great to see Gibson back in the spotlight for something that doesn’t involve a mugshot.
It’s rare but special when an actor can appear on our film or TV screens and say so many things without even opening their mouths. Sometimes, a look or elapsed silence is more powerful than dialogue. Don’t you agree? Take the film Wall-E for example. The robots don’t have any dialogue but the storyline and their emotions are so clear. An actor who is famous for saying everything with his eyes and face is the beautiful and talented, Ryan Gosling.
Last night, Patrick and myself along with former Homorazzi writer Jamie checked out the film Crazy, Stupid, Love. Ryan Gosling plays the womanizing playboy who ends up falling in love with his protege’s daughter. Although Ryan does a lot of his flirting and courting with vocalization, it’s Ryan’s looks and smirks that has us all weak in the knees. So, it’s only fitting that Funny or Die would create a spoof video featuring him in faux-film titled, Quiet Ryan.
In a world of constant communication it can be hard to find your voice. This year’s break out movie star doesn’t say a lot but speaks volumes.
If any of you have seen Gosling’s latest film, Drive, you know that Ryan’s dialogue is very limited. However, the power he posses through the scenes is enough to remind you that he is one of the greatest actors around right now. Check out the Quiet Ryan trailer below. Funny or dumb… you tell us.
Over the weekend, Will Ferrell was awarded the prestigious Mark Twain Award at a star-studded ceremony in Washington, D.C. In winning this award, he follows in the footsteps of Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, and Bill Cosby. When accepting the award, Ferrell said to the audience, “It’s about time” as he dropped it, shattering it into pieces (it was a fake one).“If my children try to touch this, I will beat them,” he joked while trying to put it back together.
Now, a new Funny or Die video has just been released where several stars read a personal letter they received from Will Ferrell. In fact…they all received the same letter, but only the name was changed. The only person to figure this out is Larry David, and he is not a happy camper. The other stars to receive the letter include: Amy Poehler, Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Eva Mendes, and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite). Watch the hilarious video below.
Recently, I wrote about the fact that ABC ordered full seasons of “Revenge,” “Suburgatory,” as well as ordered more of the hilarious sitcom, “Happy Endings“. This show definitely has staying power and it always makes me laugh hysterically.
One of my favorite characters is Casey Wilson, formerly of SNL. Remember the episode where her character “Penny” learns that she has to to get drunk in order to speak Italian? Amazing. Anyway, in this new video for Funny or Die, Casey Wilson strops by the female writing staff of the show to try to control her storylines. The writers dread when she stops by, where she pretends to connect with them and care about them before spewing her awful ideas on them.
Casey WIlson as Penny is funny, but equally as funny when she’s playing a neurotic control-freak version of herself as well. Enjoy the video below and watch the next episode of Happy Endings this Wednesday.
Now unlike Tommy, I haven’t seen many episodes of “Toddlers & Tiaras,” but lucky for me, I have seen an episode with a 4-year old named Makenzie. In the following parody, Funny or Die does a fictitious “Where Are They Now” scenario, following up on what Makenzie’s life is like at the age of 25.
With Hellcats not getting a second season, Ashley Tisdale had some free time to play the whiny grown up version of Makenzie. Also with some spare time, Leah Remini (who got the boot as a panelist on The Talk) plays Makenzie’s mother, Juana. At the age of 25, Makenzie has now been in 5,000 beauty pageants and won 3213 crowns. But isn’t she too big to be competing in the 5-7 year old category still? Unfortunately, after 22 years, we find out Makenzie hasn’t changed a bit.
I will say that the best thing about this video were the two random faux ads that popped up promoting other TLC shows: “Evil Robot Brides” and “Two Ton Virgin“. LMFAO. Enjoy the video below!
I’m so excited for the “Captain Planet” live action film that will be coming to theatres in the future. Nothing has been decided or revealed in terms of who will be cast as mother nature’s superhero, or which actors will be playing the the planeteers.
It looks as though actor Don Cheadle wants to throw his name into the hat to play Captain Planet. In the following Funny or Die video, the stereotypical planeteers see a forest being cut down so they decide to summon Captain Planet to help them deal with the crisis. Little do they know, this Captain Planet will take things a little too far and they may think twice before ever bringing this guy back again.
Check out the hilarious video below. Also, just as in the cartoons, be sure to watch until the end because Captain Planet will have a special message for viewers at home!
Dave Franco certainly knows how to play to his fans – actually, both of the Franco brothers do. A while back, Dave Franco came out with a hilarious slash sexy Funny Or Die video called “You’re So Hot“. Now he’s back with another one that’s definitely worth a watch.
After he and his girlfriend breakup, she screams at Franco, “Go F*ck Yourself!” Little do we know that it’s actually a little bit of foreshadowing. Dave heads out to the bar only to find himself there. They share some shots and we fade to a montage of them having a blast hanging out together.
Well, all that pent up sexual tension can only lead to some hot man on man sex. This is a whole new level of “pleasuring yourself”. Enjoy – I know you will…
We know how this all works. Someone goes on a show, dates everyone, loves some of them, finally chooses one, they break up, then they start over again with a new show where they try all over again. Earlier this week, Ashley Hebert of The Bachelorette chose J.P Rosenbaum, and he also chose her. The two are now engaged and will live happily ever after…unless J.P. wants to star on The Bachelor, in which case he can breakup with Ashley and start his own search. LOL.
Anyway, in this Funny or Die video, we see that perhaps Ashley’s sister was right all along and J.P. wasn’t the right guy for Ashley – so she’s single again. That doesn’t stop her from moving on right away. Her first stop – the grocery store. There are so many men there for her, how will she decide who the man of her dreams is? LMFAO. Watch the video to see this actress Darcy Carden perfectly parody Ashley on The Bachelorette. Enjoy!