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Anchorman 2 Stays Funny

Ron Burgundy heads to 24-hour news

(Newser) - Anchorman 2 brings the "legendary" Ron Burgundy into the 1980s and a new medium: 24-hour news. The sequel brings back the absurdity of the first and even takes a few swings at satire, and while it may not equal its predecessor, critics say it's worth a watch.
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15 Celebs Who Got Their Start in Horror Flicks

Some may surprise you

(Newser) - Gather up some vintage horror movies to watch this Halloween, and you may just be surprised by a familiar face. Wired rounds up 30 celebrities who got their start in horror movies. A sampling:
  • Jon Stewart: The Faculty, 1998
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, 1998
  • Renee Zellweger: Texas
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The Croods Swings to $44.7M

'Olympus' marks end of Gerard Butler's slide, 'Admission' struggles

(Newser) - DreamWorks' prehistoric comedy The Croods grabbed the weekend win, reports the AP , with a muscular $44.7 million in its opening weekend. Gerard Butler's terrorist thriller Olympus Has Fallen was close behind, with $30.5 million, notes the Hollywood Reporter , allowing the actor to save a little face after... More »

Tina Fey's Admission Falls Flat

Dear applicant, every year we receive more movies than we can possibly see...

(Newser) - Paul Rudd, funny. Tina Fey, very funny. And director Paul Weitz has made some excellent comedies. But Weitz, Rudd, and Fey together in Admission? Not funny at all, according to the roundup of opinions on Rotten Tomatoes —just 43% fresh, with top critics giving it a rough 31%. Among... More »

16 Celebs Married to Regular People

Not all stars are married to other boldface names

(Newser) - Not every celebrity relationship is of the Kim-Kanye variety: Huffington Post rounds up 16 celebrities married to refreshingly "regular" joes:
  • Patrick Dempsey: Married to hairstylist and makeup artist Jillian Fink since 1999.
  • Paul Rudd: Married to film crew member Julie Yaeger.
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Apatow Gets Personal, Whiny in This is 40

Critics split on honest, bruising marriage comedy

(Newser) - Judd Apatow is back with This is 40, a sort-of sequel to Knocked Up in that it stars supporting characters Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann). It's also clearly about Apatow's life—Mann is his real-life wife, and his kids are cast as the couple's kids.... More »

Coming Soon: Anchorman 2

Will Ferrell confirms sequel on 'Conan'

(Newser) - Ron Burgundy, aka Will Ferrell, stopped by Conan O'Brien's show last night to play a little jazz flute … and announce a little movie you might call Anchorman 2. "It is official, there will be a sequel to Anchorman," Ferrell stated—after first insulting O'Brien... More »

Our Idiot Brother Is Likeable Enough

Paul Rudd stars in Jesse Peretz comedy

(Newser) - Our Idiot Brother is the story of a sweet-natured fool who depends on his three sisters to get his life back on track. It’s good for a smile, if not big laughs:
  • In the New York Times , AO Scott calls it a “thin, unconvincing movie made likable by
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Hollywood Is Wasting Paul Rudd

'The silly is slowly being leeched out of him'

(Newser) - Paul Rudd is Hollywood’s next big thing —but not in the way he should be, writes Elbert Ventura in a Slate piece arguing that Tinseltown is squandering the actor’s comedic talents. “Rudd's rise is well-deserved,” considering his body of work “is one of the... More »

Dinner for Schmucks Not Quite a Gut-Buster

Steve Carell's schmuck praised in remake of French farce

(Newser) - Dinner for Schmucks has a great premise and two top comic stars in Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, say critics, though opinions split widely on whether it's actually funny.
  • The remake of a French farce in which heartless execs compete to bring the biggest loser to dinner "is lumbering,
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Sadat Daughter Fumes Over Hollywood Slight

I Love You, Man 's canine namesake sparks legal complaint

(Newser) - I Love You, Man's friendly title clearly wasn’t directed at former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat—whose namesake in the movie is a dog. Now the popular leader’s daughter is suing DreamWorks for the affront, the AP reports. “This has caused serious psychological and moral damages to the... More »

I Love You, Man: Bromance at Its Best

Stars keep formulaic satire on male friendship fresh

(Newser) - I Love You Man's tale of a guy searching for a best friend rolls out every buddy movie cliché from the Odd Couple onward but stays likable, thanks to its stars, say critics.
  • Rossiter Drake, San Francisco Examiner: Paul Rudd and Jason Segel "take what might have been a
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Brit's Got a New Boyfriend

Plus, Twilight hunk loves Tina Fey, more

(Newser) - Sorry, boys: Britney’s taken. The comeback queen is dating her talent agent, E! reports, a do-gooder credited with helping Brit, 27, get back on the straight and narrow. Jason Trawick, 37, “is one of the few people who Jamie Spears trusts,” says a source. Tween girls will... More »

Vanity Fair's Naked Spoof Not So Funny

Shot spoofs past controversial cover

(Newser) - Vanity Fair reproduced its controversial cover featuring a naked ScarJo and Keira Knightley—with men. But the results are more irritating than avant garde, writes Tracy Clark-Flory on Salon: The men, a quartet of Judd Apatow favorites, are more silly than sexy. They’re not actually naked, just clothed in... More »

Paul Rudd Rules

Meet the underappreciated king of comedy

(Newser) - Paul Rudd, “the MVP of comedy films,” doesn’t get nearly enough props, Paige Newman writes for MSNBC. Seeing Rudd’s latest film, Role Models—“one of the most surprisingly funny movies I’ve seen in a while”—reminded Newman of the actor’s versatility and... More »

JT Brings SexyBack... In a Leotard

(Newser) - Justin Timberlake donned a leotard and heels for a surprise guest appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend, People reports. The singer played one of three incompetent backup dancers, reuniting with real-life duet partner Beyoncé—who ultimately fired the trio. JT rubbed up against Beyoncé and repeatedly intoned a... More »

Role Models Sets Bad Example

Critics mixed on man-child laffer

(Newser) - The "shamelessly stoopid, proudly profane R-rated comedy” Role Models, the story of two immature men forced to take care of kids, is “killer funny,” writes Peter Travers in Rolling Stone. But other critics aren’t so sure. “A lot of Role Models is plain old tin,... More »

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