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It’s a shame Disney/Pixar couldn’t resist the urge to produce another installment. As it stood, the Toy Story trilogy was perfect, with the third installment a perfect and touching end to Andy’s relationship with his toys. But in the end, the almighty dollar won.

Woody, Buzz and crew haven’t exactly been missing in action since their last feature film. The beloved characters have appeared in a series of short films and television specials including a Hawaiian vacation and a Halloween broadcast special for ABC. On June 16, 2017, they head back to the silver screen. John Lasseter who directed the first two films returns for Toy Story 4. In fact, Lasseter hasn’t directed a film since Toy Story 2 in 2011.

find out who’s writing it after the jump

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It’s not like Beyonce and Jay-Z needed to heavily promote their upcoming joint On The Run tour. A simple tweet would’ve sold out multiple arenas. Being the visual person that Bey is, she surprised her fans yet again by dropping a stunning promo video. Given the unwanted attention her family squabble has been receiving, shifting conversation to a more professional matter is probably desired.

Directed by Melina Matsoukas, who helmed Bey’s “Pretty Hurts,” the four-minute clip thematically plays on the Carter’s first collaboration, “’03 Bonnie & Clyde.” Appearing in the video are Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Guillermo Díaz, Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, Rashida Jones and Kidada Jones.

The production is top notch. It plays like a trailer for a big budget summer blockbuster. Only thing is, this is one movie we’re never going to see… or will we? I wouldn’t put it past Bey to release a surprise movie. Check out the clip below.

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Love, love, love both these ladies. While most of primetime was in rerun mode due to Thanksgiving, late night provided some original programming. Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Lawrence popped up on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman’s Late Show respectively, Thursday night.

Underwood joined Rashida Jones and Fallon as they performed a holiday medley. Instead of using traditional Yuletide tracks, the trio mashed up some of the year’s biggest pop hits including “Roar,” “Blurred Lines,” and “Royals” but with altered lyrics. Carrie belted lines like “You made me cook a butterball. And then a green bean casserole,” to the tune of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” Just like Miley’s AMAs performance, a giant kitten appeared on the screen behind her.

Meanwhile over at CBS, Lawrence along with Jonah Hill, Vince Vaughn, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Martha Stewart recited Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s infamous crack apology. As you recall, Ford recently admitted to smoking crack and made a series of inappropriate remarks. Oh, Canada! Check out both clips below.

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Parks & Recreation Loses Two Actors In Season 6

In: Donovan, TV Shows

All is not right in the city of Pawnee. There is breaking news that two veteran actors of the NBC sitcom are leaving in the middle of Season 6. This won’t be the first time a main castmember has exited Parks and Recreation. Paul Schneider left in the middle of Season 2, shortly after Adam Scott joined the cast.

While the show has never been a huge ratings winner, it is a critical darling and has served as a launching pad for its cast. Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Rashida Jones and Chris Pratt have inked deals for films, book deals, comedy tours and more as a result of their work on the show. The Amy Poehler show was the only comedy to get a renewal from NBC last season. Find out which two actors are leaving below.

find out who after the jump

How many of your (gay) friends break up and get back together and break up and get back together and break up and “stay friends” only to get back to mother-freaking-gether again? Yeah, it’s a pandemic. In the vein of that annoyance (yes, I can judge, I’ve never done it but have been “the friend” to many a reuniting buddies and roll my eyes every time), I choose to recommend this comedic pick o’ the week starring to B-listers giving a pretty good demonstration of what a modern funny couple looks like in today’s world.

While Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones don’t exactly scream leading roles, they are nonetheless consummate comedians and every scene of this movie is executed to make you smile… even the sad parts. Short synopsis: boy and girl date forever and are best friends and break up but remain inexorably intertwined and drive their friends absolutely insane with their are they/aren’t they facade. It’s a pretty original storyline that strangely enough has really been done too much and because it’s so relatable, you’re captured by the plot. No, the movie isn’t going to win awards or sky rocket any careers but it’s mos def worth a view to anyone who’s been in this situation or laughs at friends who have. Andy is very good at being the boner, aloof mess that I’m sure he method acts through his live when the camera is off and Rashida shines brightly for me in this one as the Type A comedic bitch-lite who just can’t get her life straight.

Click through to read the rest of my review and see the trailer

A week after the Sandy Hook shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, two videos from very opposing camps hit the internet. First you have celebrities asking in a PSA, “How many more colleges? How many more classrooms? How many more movie theaters? How many more house of faith? How many more shopping malls? How many more street corners?” Demand A Plan is a grassroots initiative to mobilize Americans to DEMAND a plan to end gun violence from Congress and President Obama. Reese Witherspoon, Beyonce, Michelle Williams, Selena Gomez, John Hamm, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and many, many more lend their voices to the PSA.

Coincidentally on the same day, National Rifle Association president Wayne LaPierre, held a live press conference. LaPierre claims the media is to blame for the shootings and not guns. He explains that the entertainment industry makes “the filthiest form of pornography,” citing violent music videos and films Natural Born Killers and American Psycho. He further goes on to say that “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” His most controversial comment that has celebrities on Twitter in a tizzy is his claim that had armed guards been at Sandy Hook, innocent lives would’ve been spared that day. Check out both vids below.

check out the PSA and NRA’s press conference after the jump

Last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the Thanksgiving holiday was celebrated in an awesome parody of several of the top songs of the year in a one big holiday medley. The song was performed by Jimmy Fallon and special guest Rachida Jones (Parks & Recreation). The two combine today’s biggest hits with various holiday themes to come up with one instant classic. Here are the songs that they parody (in order):

  • 1. “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction
  • 2. “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen
  • 3. “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye
  • 4. “Gangnam Style” by PSY
  • 5.? “Whistle” by Flo Rida
  • 6. “Diamonds” by Rihanna
  • 7. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift
  • 8. “Some Nights” by fun.

For example, “You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful” lyrics become, “You don’t know you’re really full” and “Call Me Maybe” becomes, “Pass the gravy,” etc. One of my favorites was “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” modified into, “We are never, ever, ever, wearing ugly sweaters.” LOL. Watch the hilarious segment below.

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This movie looks so good! Rashida Jones and Andy Samburg star in a new romantic comedy called ‘Celeste & Jesse Forever‘ and we’ve got your first look at the trailer. Aside from the stellar cast, this movie seems to tell a very honest story about relationships, breakups, and heartbreak.

Jones & Samburg play two people that met in high school, married young and are now growing apart. At 30-years old, they decide to get divorced and try to stay best friends while they pursue other relationships. Needless to say, this is easier said than done. Celeste (Rashida Jones) is pretty certain that divorcing the Jesse (Andy Samberg) is the right thing to do. Even though he is still in love with her, Jesse accepts her decision and transitions into being “best friends”. When reality sets in, Celeste starts to realize that maybe she had a good thing and is making the wrong decision. Unfortunately, this revelation is bad timing for Jesse.

Supporting cast include Elijah Wood, Emma Roberts, Chris Messina, Ari Graynor, and Will McCormack. The film hits theatres on August 3. Check out the trailer below!

Watch the trailer after the jump…

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