This. Looks. Hilarious. The first trailer for a new magician comedy called The Incredible Burt Wonderstone has just come out and I seriously can’t wait to watch it when it hits theaters.
As the story begins, a famous but jaded Vegas magician named Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) breaks up with his longtime stage partner Anton Marvelton (played by Steve Buscemi) when Anton is injured by Burt during their hotbox trick. Burt finds himself fighting for relevance when a new, “hip” street magician named Steve Gray (Jim Carrey) appears on the scene. Seriously, Carell & Carrey going head-to-head as rivals in a movie will definitely be something to see.
The film comes out in March 2013 and also stars Olivia Wilde, James Gandolfini, and Alan Arkin. As a side note, there is another magician movie coming out in 2013 that looks really good called Now You See Me… but that one’s not a comedy. Anyway, enjoy the new trailer below!
This coming January 2013 is Vanity Fair‘s first ever comedy issue and it’s guest edited by Judd Apatow. For the issue, Apatow brought together his most talented friends and idols to contribute, write, and pose for a 19-page Mark Seliger portfolio. There are three different covers to this issue, with four different comedians looking fabulously funny on each. I’ve included all three of them below and you can vote for which one you like best.
This is only the third time since Graydon Carter became the editor of the magazine 20 years ago that someone has been a guest editor. The last guest editor was Bono when he guest-edited the Africa issue in July of 2007. Before that, Tom Ford guest-edited a Hollywood Portfolio in March of 2006. With the comedy genre booming these days, Carter felt like it was the perfect time for such an issue and that Judd Apatow was the perfect choice for the job.
In the first cover shown above, Jim Carrey is dressed up as Evel Knievel, Maya Rudolph is doing an ancient Egyptian like Steve Martin in his King Tut days, Will Ferrell is done up like a corny cowboy, and Amy Poehler as a 60s go-go girl. Check out the other two covers below, featuring comedians like Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and more.
Well, another city, another 10,000 “hopefuls” fill the audition room in what is quickly becoming my favorite city in the US. – San Diego. Famous (in my opinion) for its perfect weather and amazing gay pride, I’m just hoping that it also holds some talented folks and some epic crazies as Lopez and Tyler (ugh and Seacrest) tease and gel their hair as high as it will go for these Cali residents. Last night’s auditions took place on a jet carrier or something random like that: not REALLY sure what that’s about other than a blatant attempt at faux nationalism but oh well.
No spoilers before the fold, don’t worry, but I will say that the show is really editing down the insanity this season and particularly this episode as we pretty much just see success stories: I guess they’re doing some polling and finding out what people want to see… though, come on, at least ONE tragic queen spitting at the camera or a sassy gal with more extensions than real hair and the three inch lacquered nails to match. Ah well, it was a decent episode: if you’re looking to save time read the summary and see the highlights alone or if you’re looking to see me trash a bunch of “singers” click through for that as well!
While the year-end lists have been flying fast and furious, we haven’t been sharing a lot of Christmas videos. I’m not sure if it’s just because they are few and far between or because it’s really hard to surpass the awesomeness that was the viral video: The Twelve Gays of Christmas. While this new video that surfaced yesterday doesn’t match the gold star that the previous earns, it’s still be great and has a few special cameos.
Starring Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes and Jim Carrey as Santa Claus, the trio find themselves re-enacting the story ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas while being narrated by Allan McLeod as so the prelude tells us, drank half a bottle of whiskey prior to the filming of this video. While he continually makes mistakes during the reciting of the classic poem, the director tells him to continue.
While the video doesn’t garner any huge LOL’s, it does induce enough laughter that’s worth the watch. Plus, who doesn’t love checking out Ryan Gosling at any cost, am I right? He looks pretty damn good in those pyjamas and sleeping cap I might add. Check out this Funny or Die exclusive below.
During the latest season finale of The Office, we watched as a special elected team weeded through potential candidates to find the new boss to replace Michael Scott at the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin. As the rumors circulated at the time, it was under the impression that Jim Carrey could potentially be the replacement. Now a new rumor is circulating and has us all wondering, will James Spader be the new boss at the office?
Before you start telling your friends what you read on Homorazzi let me quickly clear the air. While he was vying for Michael’s position it seems that he will actually be receiving a better job… replacing Kathy Bates as the CEO of Dunder Mifflin. This makes me terribly sad. I absolutely love Kathy Bates on The Office. However, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Spader and NBC are in talks. So why a quick exit from Bates? Her new drama Harry’s Law received a second season pick-up and therefore, Kathy needs to focus on that.
Just to be clear, the deals and talks are still in the early stages and are no where close to signing pen to paper, but I think that James would be a welcome addition to the show’s core ensemble. The proposed storyline places him in the series premiere jumping onboard as Scott’s replacement. However, his immediate desire for empire building will get him kicked into the bigger offices upstairs. So once again, the Scranton office is void of a boss… so who will fill the gap once again?
Have you been watching The Office lately? If not, you should because with the draw to Michael Scott’s departure, it’s getting really good. To fill you in, Will Ferrell has been introduced as a new character named Deangelo Vickers. It appears that Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell is grooming him to become the next boss of the Scranton Dunder Mifflin branch. However, some new season finale spoilers have me thinking that maybe, things are about to shift once again in the cubicles.
Funny man Jim Carrey has signed on for the season finale of The Office and his character is apparently interviewing for Michael Scott’s job. So what about Deangelo Vickers? Well according to cast member Jim Krasinski, Will Ferrell does not appear in the season finale. Can you imagine? Jim Carrey on The Office? That would be awesome in my opinion.
In anticipation of I Love You Phillip Morris’ DVD release date on April 5th, we’re holding a contest to give away DVDs to three lucky winners before it hits store shelves. The film stars Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor in the shockingly true story of one of the most brilliant and unsung con artists of all time – Steven Russell – who, after pulling off some of the most jaw-dropping scams, ends up in prison where he meets the love of his life Phillip. The film was released theatrically to critical acclaim and Carrey’s dynamic performance as Russell has been lauded to be the best of his career.
Since Jim Carrey’s character met the love of his life in prison, we thought we’d use that theme for our contest. Describe the strangest situation you met a significant other and it could score you a free DVD. We’ll be giving one copy of the movie to the strangest entry. In addition, we didn’t want anyone who met their loved ones via conventional means to be left out, so we’ll be giving away the other copies to two winners picked randomly. That’s a total of 3 DVDs. Enter today and see if you have any leftover Irish luck from St. Patty’s Day.
Just announced today, one of Canada’s funny man exports will be hosting SNL for his second time - Jim Carrey. He’ll be hosting 2011′s first episode on the January 8th airing, with musical guest Black Keys. In the past, he’s worked with the Night at the Roxbury boys, a Jacuzzi lifeguard skit with Will Ferrell, among other hilarious SNL skits. Can’t wait to see what he does this time, and hopefully with Kristin Wiig!
The “I Love You Phillip Morris” star (which finally got it’s North American release at the beginning of this month) is filming Mr. Popper’s Penguins in the new year. The plot of the film is as follows: “The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel.
Watch some of the hilarious skits from his previous SNL experiences below.