Judd Apatow

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Judd Apatow: Cosby Is Personal—I Know a Victim

The comedy-maker talks to 'Rolling Stone'

(Newser) - In a nearly 8,000-word Rolling Stone profile of "the most prominent comedy-maker of our time," Jonah Weiner asks Judd Apatow plenty of questions and Apatow gives plenty of revealing answers: about his "lowering" self-esteem, a poem he wrote at age 15 called "Divorce" that "... More »

New Pee-Wee Movie Coming to Netflix

Judd Apatow will produce

(Newser) - Word of a Judd Apatow-produced Pee-Wee Herman flick has been going around for a while now , and today Netflix announced that it has picked up the film. Pee-Wee's Big Holiday will, of course, star Paul Reubens in the title role; Reubens also co-wrote the screenplay, according to the Hollywood ... More »

25-Year-Old Simpsons Episode to Finally Air

Long-lost episode written by Judd Apatow when he was 22

(Newser) - Back when The Simpsons had aired only six episodes and Judd Apatow was just a 22-year-old looking for a TV writing gig, the now-crazy-successful comedy writer came up with a spec script for the Fox series. He submitted it and got no bites—but now, 25 years later, the episode... More »

7 Pairs of Celeb Roommates

You may not have known these stars lived together

(Newser) - Want to live with a celebrity? Try being a celebrity yourself. The Stir rounds up celebrity pairs you probably didn't know lived together:
  • John Cusack and Jeremy Piven: They were childhood friends in Evanston, Illinois, and lived together in Chicago. But when asked later what happened when Cusack became
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Critic: Shooter's 'Delusions Inflated' by ... Rogen Movies

Actor 'horribly' insulted, hits back at WaPo movie critic

(Newser) - In a column Sunday, Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday suggested that Hollywood contributed to the feelings of the Isla Vista shooter —who declared in a video that he would take revenge on women who rejected him—and Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow aren't happy that Hornaday specifically... More »

20 Celeb Kids Who Are Also in the Biz

Nepotism, apparently, reigns in Hollywood

(Newser) - Disgusted that so very many of Angelina Jolie's kids managed to snag roles in her upcoming film, Maleficent? Well, get ready for more nepotism, because the Huffington Post lists 17 more celebrity children who are getting into showbiz themselves:
  • Maude and Iris Apatow, daughters of Judd Apatow and Leslie
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Crowds Love Jack Reacher, But Hobbit Still Wins

Judd Apatow's 'This Is 40' takes 3rd at weekend box office

(Newser) - Christmas weekend is weird for Hollywood because movies often gain traction as the holiday week goes on, the New York Times reports. Still, the box office looks plausible enough: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey held onto first with $36.7 million, ahead of Jack Reacher ($15.6 million) and Judd... More »

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 »

Simpsons Episode Apatow Wrote 22 Years Ago to Air

He wrote it as his first comedy project

(Newser) - When Judd Apatow was a new comedy writer, the first thing he wrote was a spec script for the Simpsons. Some 22 years later, it has gotten the green-light, he revealed yesterday on Conan O'Brien's web series, Serious Jibber-Jabber . The plotline involves a hypnotized Homer thinking he's... More »

How Maude Apatow Became a Twitter Celebrity by 14

Judd's kid has some high-profile fans

(Newser) - Maude Apatow is just 14 years old, and though she's appeared in some of her dad Judd's movies, she's not exactly a child star. She's more focused on starting high school than starting a career—"It'll be OK," she predicts in a New ... More »

Bridesmaids Is Biggest Video-On-Demand Film

Kristen Wiig comedy snags another record

(Newser) - It's official: Bridesmaids has become the most popular video-on-demand movie ever, with 4.8 million rentals in four months, says the Hollywood Reporter . It's just the latest record for the sometimes raunchy female comedy, which is also the top-grossing movie in its genre ever made—$288 million worldwide.... More »

Pee-Wee Herman, Judd Apatow Team Up

Paul Reubens made an appearance at Comic-Con as Pee-Wee Herman

(Newser) - Pee-wee Herman hopes to take his act back on the road for a new big-screen adventure. Paul Reubens told an audience at the Comic-Con fan convention yesterday that he's working with Hollywood comedy powerhouse Judd Apatow to produce a new movie. Reubens appeared in character as Pee-wee, with his... More »

Lindsay Flashes Sense of Humor in Celebrity Ad

She joins lots of others in spot for Jewish group

(Newser) - A new public-service spot by Judd Apatow for the American Jewish World Service features everyone from Jerry Seinfeld to Triumph the Insult Dog to Helen Hunt. But PopEater is most tickled in the Funny or Die ad by the appearance of Lindsay Lohan, who shows a sense of humor about... More »

Jennifer Aniston to Go Topless

Maybe this will boost the box office?

(Newser) - From a bust at the box office to a ... bust. Jennifer Aniston will go topless in her next role, and it gets more risque from there. The actress has signed on to Judd Apatow's Wanderlust, in which she'll play a "free-loving" married woman (to hubby Paul Rudd) who moves... More »

Judd Apatow Producing New Pee-Wee Movie

Sequel is in the works for Universal

(Newser) - Great news for the many devoted fans of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure: He's going on a new one, and Judd Apatow is producing. So reports Nikke Finke at Deadline Hollywood , who says Apatow is developing the movie sequel for Universal. He apparently was wowed by Paul Reubens' Pee-Wee show on Broadway... More »

Get Him to the Greek One of Year's Funniest

Jonah Hill and Russell Brand score with Apatow formula

(Newser) - Jonah Hill and Russell Brand keep the critics largely amused in Get Him to the Greek, another Judd Apatow-produced flick that has a nervous record exec (Hill) trying to get a troublesome rock star (Brand) from London to NYC to LA's Greek Theatre:
  • Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle : "The
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Best TV Series of the '00s

Joss Whedon, Judd Apatow, HBO prominently featured

(Newser) - From the standard (No. 16, Friday Night Lights) to the quirky (No. 29, Wonder Showzen), the long-running (No. 8, Lost) to the canceled-too-soon (No. 4, Freaks and Geeks), The Onion runs down the 30 best shows of the '00s:
  • No. 1, The Wire: This drama “unfolded like a great
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RIP John Hughes: 'Our Generation's Salinger'

(Newser) - Long live John Hughes, writes Patrick Goldstein in the Los Angeles Times. The director died "ridiculously young" today at 59, but he leaves an "unparalleled" legacy. "It was hard not to see a piece of ourselves in his films, especially his great '80s teen comedies, which seemed... More »

Funny People Funny Enough for Box Office Win

(Newser) - Funny People laughed its way to the top of the box office this weekend with $23.4 million, USA Today reports. But that’s less than analysts predicted, and not enough to beef up this summer’s mediocre ticket sales. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince came second with $17.... More »

Funny People Puts Serious Pressure on Sandler

Box office performance for latest flick a mystery

(Newser) - Though it’s called Funny People, Adam Sandler’s latest film is a bit more serious than his fans are used to—and its opening-weekend performance is a mystery, Variety reports. Forecasts range from just over $20 million to more like $35 million, Audiences loved director Judd Apatow’s prior... More »

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