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2009-07-23 16:13:03

Seth Rogan and Judd Apatow have agreed to make their first appearance on the U.S. daytime chat show The View, ABC announced. The pair is expected to talk about their latest flick, Funny People, on the July 30 edition of the series. Rogan and Apatow previously collaborated on TV's Freaks and Geeks, as well as the movies The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Pineapple Express.

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2008-12-18 16:43:13

Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Patton Oswalt are set to star in a one-time-only comedy performance in Los Angeles, Universal Pictures said. The Jan. 13 event at the Orpheum Theatre, which will also feature appearances by writer/director/producer Judd Apatow and Aziz Ansari, is to be filmed for use in Apatow's upcoming movie Funny People. Apatow is to be the host of A Night of Funny People at the Orpheum, during which Sandler, Rogen, Hill and Ansari are to perform live as their...

2008-08-10 00:00:17

By Syantani Chatterjee He played tragic actor James Dean and a villain and friend in "Spider-Man 3," but actor James Franco says he's always loved making people laugh, which is what he hopes his new movie "Pineapple Express" will do. The marijuana-fueled action film which debuted Wednesday, marks a comeback to comedy for Franco, after more serious roles in 2007 war drama "In the Valley of Elah" and 2006 tragic romance "Tristan & Isolde." Well before those roles, Franco, 30, caught...

2008-08-07 06:00:27

By Tim Clodfelter, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Aug. 7--TWO CREATIVE FORCES -- David Gordon Green, a director who's an alumnus of the N.C. School of the Arts, and Judd Apatow, a producer responsible for some of the best comedies of the past few years -- join forces in Pineapple Express, a lively action-comedy about slackers on the run. Seth Rogen and James Franco, who played stoner buddies in the terrific high-school comedy-drama Freaks & Geeks (on which Apatow was an executive...

2008-08-06 15:00:35

Canadian actor-writer-producer Seth Rogen says he likes to make movies that he and his friends would want to actually go out and see. Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg penned last summer's hit comedy, "Superbad," as well as the current release, "Pineapple Express." Rogen has also starred in and produced the big-screen Judd Apatow comedies, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up." "The only thing we think of when we're writing these movies is, 'What do we want to go and see?'...

2008-08-06 12:00:33

By Soren Andersen, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Aug. 6--I see a room. It's full of smoke and the sounds of maniacal giggling. I had a mental image of this room as I watched "Pineapple Express." I imagined it was the place where the picture was hatched. The smoke would be from high-octane locoweed. The laughter would be from people who most definitely did inhale. A lot. Pure conjecture here, to be sure. But "Pineapple" sure gives you the impression that it was made by stoners for...

2008-07-02 12:00:49

Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell are set to play British detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr. John Watson in a big-screen Hollywood comedy. Variety.com said Tropic Thunder scribe Etan Cohen is writing the screenplay for the untitled project, while Judd Apatow and Jimmy Miller will produce the film inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes tales. Baron Cohen and Ferrell previously played rival race car drivers in Talladega Nights, which Apatow and Miller also produced,...

2006-06-20 01:39:02

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Owen Wilson, who starred in the 2005 hit "Wedding Crashers," has signed on to star in the high-concept comedy "Drillbit Taylor" for Paramount Pictures. Steven Brill is in negotiations to direct. Based on an original idea by John Hughes, who wrote a 70-page scriptment a couple of years ago, "Drillbit" revolves around two high school freshmen who are targeted by the school bully on the first day of the school year. The boys hire what...


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