Why a network hasn’t picked up “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis” is beyond me? The comedian’s deadpan talk hosting style cracks me up. If feels like ages since Zach’s last segment on Funny or Die. Thank God, the wait is finally over. On his extremely low budget mock chat fest, he’s interviewed Bruce Willis, Michael Cera, Sean Penn to name a few. The latest celebrities to occupy the seats between his two ferns are ubiquitous MySpace pseudo-celebrity Tila Tequila and everyone’s favorite friend, Jennifer Aniston.
Bringing in two completely two different sides of the celebrity spectrum allows for some awkward on-air banter. It gets even funnier when Zach addresses most of his questions to Tila, practically ignoring Aniston. Eventually Jen gets frustrated and gives Zach a few #$%$# words. Watch the Zach’s latest installment of “Between Two Ferns” below.
Like clockwork, the day before the Academy Award nominations are announced celebrating the best in cinema from the previous year, the Razzies take stage front and center highlighting the worst movies. The annual awards were created in 1980 as a logical antidote to Hollywood’s annual of self-congratulatory awards. The voting members of The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation sifted through all the crappy movies of 2010 and picked the bottom of the barrel to single out.
In a year where Hollywood saw declining attendance numbers, perhaps the Razzies will serve as a wake-up call to studio execs to ease up on remakes, reboots, awful sequels or gratuitous usage of 3D. The number of films that exploited the gimmicky technology was so high, the Razzies created a special category for 2010 specifically for 3D movies.
Leading the packing with 9 nominations a-piece, were repeat offender M. Night Shyamalan and his badly-reviewed “The Last Airbender” and the third installment of the Twilight Saga, “Eclipse”. Other notable movies receiving the dishonor were the much maligned ” Sex and the City 2″ and pretty much anything that starred Jennifer Aniston. The actress was nominated for her turns in “The Bounty Hunter” and “The Switch”. Other thespians receiving worst acting nods include Cher, Ashton Kutcher, Miley Cyrus and the entire casts of “Sex and the City” and “Twilight: Eclipse“.
You can check out the complete list of the 2011 Razzie nominations below. The 31st Razzie Awards will announce the “winners” at Hollywood’s Barnsdall Gallery Theatre on Saturday February 26 at 7:30 PST, the night before the Oscars.
Hollywood is all about making money. In order to do that, studios weigh in a lot of factors. Some of them being which actresses are the most bankable, who’s right for the part or which lady is the current “IT” actress of the moment. For this particular list, Forbes gathered data from their annual Celebrity 100 list to calculate each actress’ estimated earnings for each film. In other words, which actress gave more bang for the buck.
In order to quality for their list, the actress had to have at least three films released within the past five years and opened in at least 500 theaters. That way arty indie flicks don’t bog down the ladies’ averages. So without further adieu, let’s see which actress offers movie studios the best return on their investment.
Return of Investment: $17 per dollar she’s paid.
Coming in fifth place is Carrie Bradshaw’s alter ego, Sarah Jessica Parker. With both SATC movies bringing in boffo business at theaters, those two films alone bring up her average. Parker isn’t always a safe bet though. You need not look any further than “Did You Hear About The Morgans?”. I caught that flick during a flight over the Atlantic. Let’s just say, had I been in a theater, I probably would’ve walked out.
Oh my God! Say it ain’t so! Courteney Cox & David Arquette breakup and now join Laura Dern (pictured above) who was served by divorce papers from Ben Harper this past Friday. The three of them seemed so happy together (Courtney Cox, David Arquette and Jennifer Aniston) with their six year old daughter, Coco. Jennifer Aniston is Coco’s godmother. I feel for them, I mean, they’ve been together 11 years! Here’s the statement they have released about the split:
“We have agreed to a trial separation that dates back for some time. The reason for this separation is to better understand ourselves and the qualities we need in a partner and for our marriage. We remain best friends and responsible parents to our daughter and we still love each other deeply. As we go though this process we are determined to use kindness and understanding to get through this together. We are comfortable with the boundaries that we have established for each other during this separation and we hope that our friends, family, fans and the media also show us respect, dignity, understanding and love at this time as well.”
Imagine regular people had to send out statements to friends, family, and coworkers when dealing with a breakup?
Two our favorite comedies are back! Hopefully you had time to watch the season premieres of Modern Family & Cougar Town last night. They were both satisfyingly funny which proves promising for another season full of laughs.
“I’ll be there for you, cuz you’re there for me too….” It’s a “FRIENDS” reunion in this season premiere of Cougar Town and Jennifer Aniston guest stars as Jules’ crazy therapist, Glenn. Grayson wants a little room to breath in her relationship with Jules, while her son Travis is prepares to move away to school. Plenty to talk about with Glenn.
The episode is pretty funny and I loved Aniston’s character. She seems normal enough, but we come to find that she has more than a few screws loose: She burns sage during therapy sessions, wears a crystal around her neck to prevent cancer, and she made her dog get his First Communion. Overall, it was a good episode, but not even close to as many laughs that I got from Emmy Award winning Modern Family’s earthquake of an episode.
“I’ll be there for you…” Boy, didn’t The Rembrandts score the lottery with that song. Real-life BFFs, Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston, are together again for “Cougar Town’s” Season 2 premiere. ABC just released photos of the former “Friends” stars’ pseudo reunion.
This isn’t the first time one of Cox’s “Friends” has shown up on the cul-de-sac. Lisa Kudrow played a dermatologist during her guest star stint last Fall. Now, it’s
Rachel Jennifer’s turn to play a member of the medical profession. Aniston will play Cox’s too-good-too-be-true therapist. The two become fast friends (talk about art imitating life), which causes the ire of Cox’s Cougar Town BFF, Ellie (Christa Miller). Hell hath no fury like Ellie scorned.
Best FRIENDS, Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston will reunite on television once again! ABC has confirmed that the leading lady the actress will be appearing with her former co-star Courteney Cox on the September 23rd season premiere of Cougar Town. I love it!
As you know, this isn’t the first time they’ve reunited. The first time they were together on TV again was back in 2007, Aniston guest starred of Cox’s FX dramedy Dirt. After Friends, Aniston went onto become a leading lady for romantic comedies while Cox (other than Scream), has focused mainly on television.
Who will she be playing?
From the people who brought you “Juno” and “Little Miss Sunshine“, comes this laugh out loud and heartwarming irreverent romantic comedy. While most films in the genre are from the female point of view, “The Switch” is narrated from the male point. You might say it’s a roMANtic comedy. The film stars Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, who was one of the executive producers.
Kassie Singleton (Jennifer Aniston) decides she wants to have a baby. Despite the objections of her neurotic best friend Wally (Jason Bateman), she chooses to do it alone, with the services of handsome and charming sperm donor Roland (Patrick Wilson). Wally has always had feelings for Kassie, but as his friend (Jeff Goldblum) points out, he missed his chance and she put him in the “friend zone”. But things don’t go to plan, as Wally gets so drunk at Kassie’s “insemination party” that he accidentally spills Roland’s semen and replaces it with his own.
At first you might think and groan that it’s another cookie-cutter Jennifer Aniston rom-com. But to dismiss it like that would be an injustice to yourself. Sure “The Switch” follows certain conventions regarding the leads, but it’s well written and inserts a few obstacles you wouldn’t expect. Instead of relying on cliche gags, the comedy works due to the pitch-perfect performance from Jason Bateman. Even though Aniston shares the marquee, I would almost say her role is a supporting one instead of lead. Because it’s all about Bateman.