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2009-11-17 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Critically acclaimed writer, director and producer Judd Apatow (The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up) will be making a special visit to the Funny or Die writers' room to answer fan-submitted questions on his latest film Funny People via a special live event on www.funnyordie.com on Wednesday, Nov 18 from 12:30 - 1:00 PM PT (3:30 -4:00 PM ET). Funny People takes audiences on a hilarious and revealing look at the world of stand-up comedy with the story of...

2009-10-21 08:00:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Critically-acclaimed writer, director and producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) takes audiences on a hilarious and revealing look at the world of stand-up comedy with the story of George Simmons, a famous comedian who is given a second chance at life in Funny People, coming to two-disc Blu-ray(TM) Hi-Def, two-disc Collector's Edition DVD, single-disc DVD and digital download on November 24, 2009 from Universal Studios...

2009-10-20 13:23:00

Jonah Hill and Jason Segel are set to Emcee; Special Performance by John Mayer LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fulfillment Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to helping promising yet disadvantaged students graduate from high school and complete college, will honor Director/Writer/Producer Judd Apatow and his wife, actress Leslie Mann, at its STARS 2009 Benefit Gala, Monday, October 26, 2009 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The evening will include a special Gitnick Visionary Award...

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.

2009-07-16 14:32:00

NEW YORK, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sit down for stand-up! COMEDY CENTRAL presents two original specials from acclaimed director Judd Apatow ("Knocked Up" and "40 Year Old Virgin") timed to coincide with the release of his new film "Funny People," which opens in theaters nationwide July 31. The one-hour, behind-the-scenes special, "Inside Funny People," world premieres on COMEDY CENTRAL Monday, July 20 at midnight. Then, on Friday, July 24 at 11:00 p.m. Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen and Adam...

2009-01-16 17:00:27

Massachusetts-born TV star Steve Carell confirmed to the Boston Globe he has bought the Marshfield Hills General Store, a local landmark in his home state. Carell is best known for his work on The Office and The Daily Show, and in the films Get Smart, Evan Almighty and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. The actor bought the 790-square-foot general store, which was built in 1853, in November and became its official owner New Year's Day. His sister-in-law Tish Vivado runs the shop with a staff of four...

2008-10-31 12:00:20

Bradley Whitford, known for his roles on "The West Wing" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," has signed on to star and produce a comedy pilot for NBC. The Hollywood Reporter said Whitford's latest project is a single-camera pilot for a buddy comedy series called "Off Duty." The show casts Whitford as a once-great police detective whose career is faltering and Romany Malco as the rising star who gets stuck with him as a partner, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. Malco has...

2008-09-21 15:00:19

By GATES, Charlie Step Brothers (R16) Directed by Adam McKay * * Reviewed by Charlie Gates . Step Brothers has no lack of comic talent, but a major shortage of charisma and laughs. I wanted to like this film and had high hopes, but was disappointed. On paper it should work. You have the obvious comic talents of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, the director of Anchorman, and the backing of Judd Apatow, the creative powerhouse behind a string of comedy hits such as The 40-year-old...

2008-08-12 09:15:00

Shelley Malil, an actor who appeared in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," reportedly was arrested for allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend in her home near San Diego. Authorities told TMZ.com that Malil chased his former flame in and outside her house, and stabbed her as many as 20 times while her two children were at home. The woman's neighbor intervened and her assailant fled the scene. TMZ.com said Malil was later arrested at an Amtrak train station in San Diego. The entertainment news Web...

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...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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