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2009-03-26 09:10:00

The Farrelly brothers' big-screen version of The Three Stooges could co-star Hollywood actors Sean Penn, Jim Carrey and Benicio Del Toro. Variety.com said Penn has signed up for the role of Larry, while Carrey is in talks to play Curly and MGM is courting Del Toro to play Moe. The entertainment industry trade newspaper said the movie won't be a bio-picture but a comedy about the antics of the three characters that Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Jerome Curly Howard started playing in the 1930s....

2009-02-08 12:49:03

A festival in Cambridge, Mass., gives fans of Bugs Bunny a chance to relive and share the cartoon character's famed wit, festival-goers say. Some of those people attending the annual Bugs Bunny Film Festival at Cambridge's Brattle Theatre said the nearly two-week event gives them a chance to truly enjoy the timeless qualities of the carrot-eating cartoon hero, The Boston Globe reported Sunday. The humor is quite sophisticated. It's hysterical, 59-year-old Cambridge resident Ken Bader said at...

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2008-12-12 08:12:25

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel, the follow-up to the 2007 Hollywood hit, is to be directed by 28 Days and Private Parts director Betty Thomas. Thomas also directed The Brady Bunch Movie, and produced Can't Hardly Wait and Charlie's Angels. The Hollywood Reporter said deals with the Chipmunks movie's writers are being finalized but Thomas is already on board to direct. It is unclear whether My Name is Earl star Jason Lee, who played human lead Dave Seville in last year's mixed...

2008-11-24 14:23:32

Canadian-born former child film star Corey Haim says on his Web site he has signed up for a role in the movie New Terminal Hotel. The star of Murphy's Romance, Lucas, The Lost Boys and License to Drive has most recently been seen in the TV reality series The Two Coreys opposite his one-time best friend and former frequent collaborator Corey Feldman. He also had a cameo in the recent sequel Lost Boys: The Tribe. Haim said his upcoming movie is set to start shooting soon in Pennsylvania with...

2008-11-11 18:00:12

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas says it has immortalized the cartoon characters Alvin and The Chipmunks in wax. Through an agreement with Bagdasarian Productions and Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising, the singing stars of television and film were recreated as 18-inch tall figures. Madame Tussauds said they are the smallest likenesses installed in any U.S. branch of the famed museum chain. Visitors will be able to pose with Alvin, Simon and Theodore, and sing in a...

2008-11-10 18:00:12

Image Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISK), a leading independent licensee, producer and distributor of filmed entertainment programming in North America, announced today that it has acquired all U.S. rights to the film "Management" starring Jennifer Aniston, Steve Zahn and Woody Harrelson from Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. Under the agreement, Image has secured all theatrical, home video, digital, television and pay-per-view rights for the U.S. Image will release the film theatrically in...

2008-11-05 15:00:15

National Lampoon, Inc. (AMEX:NLN), the most widely recognized brand in comedy, today announced it will release its 2008 fiscal fourth quarter and full year results on Monday, November 10, 2008, following the market close. Additionally, the Company also announced it will host an investor conference call to give an overview of the current business focus and discuss financial results at 11:00 a.m. E.T. on November 11, 2008. Participants may dial into the conference call by calling,...

2008-11-04 09:10:00

Hollywood's Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures says it is moving forward on a modern incarnation of an as-yet untitled Three Stooges movie. "There's Something About Mary" filmmakers Bobby and Peter Farrelly will direct the Stooges movie from their screenplay. The announcement was made Monday by Mary Parent, chairman of the Worldwide Motion Picture Group. "The Three Stooges are a timeless staple of comedy and when we heard what the Farrellys had in mind, we knew it was time for Larry, Moe and...

2008-10-27 15:00:18

Malaysian movie star Christopher Lee and his real-life actress girlfriend Fann Wong are in talks to headline the Singaporean movie "The Wedding of the Year." Variety.com reported the feature is a romantic comedy about the fan attention paid to a celebrity couple as they prepare to wed. "There are four main characters, the couple and their managers, plus a number of cameo appearances," director Ekachai Uekrongtham told Variety. "We are just finishing the paperwork for our two stars and are...

2008-10-17 12:05:00

Actor and comedian Will Ferrell has signed on to make his Broadway debut in the one-man comedy, "You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush." Variety.com said the stage show is the latest collaboration between Ferrell and writer-director Adam McKay. The pair previously co-wrote "Step Brothers,""Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" and "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," which McKay also directed and in which Ferrell starred. The limited-engagement show is slated...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.