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Rogen: Twitter Clash With Cruz Is More Than a Feud

They've been trading insults for days on issues including Disney, Tourette's

(Newser) - Sen. Ted Cruz doesn't always fire back against his critics on Twitter—but when he responded to Seth Rogen last week, it sparked a clash that has lasted for days. The Republican has called the actor a "Marxist" and a "moron" and accused him out being an...

Canada Makes a Plea to Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogen

Actors respond, tell young people to stay home and not spread COVID-19

(Newser) - The kids in British Columbia were apparently getting a little antsy to party like it's not a pandemic, and Deadline reports that Premier John Horgan appealed to two of the Canadian province's two celebrity sons to tell them to cut it out. "We need young people to...

What Critics Are Saying About Seth Rogen's Movie

The star impresses in 'American Pickle,' the film less so

(Newser) - Seth Rogen is on double duty in An American Pickle , a tale of family and heritage from first-time director Brandon Trost and writer Simon Rich, on whose short story the film is based. Premiering on HBO Max, it follows an early 20th-century Polish-Jewish immigrant and pickle-factory employee who falls into...

After Seth Backs 'Black Lives Matter,' Things Get Interesting

He fires back at critics with some choice words

(Newser) - On Monday Seth Rogen posted the logo of Black Lives Matter on Instagram with a simple statement: "If this is a remotely controversial statement to you, feel free to unfollow me." As it turns out, people took him up on it, reports Entertainment Weekly . But those who didn'...

'What's the Point?': 4 Takes on The Lion King

Some critics left disappointed with lack of originality

(Newser) - It's finally here and, apparently, fails to measure up. Disney's photorealistic remake of The Lion King —with Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa (as in 1994), Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar—has just...

Long Shot Isn't Your Typical Rom-Com

Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron getting good reviews in rom-com

(Newser) - A firebrand journalist bumps into his former babysitter, the US secretary of state and a soon-to-be presidential candidate, to kick off Jonathan Levine's Long Shot . The romantic comedy is not at all a long shot with critics, who give the film starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen a solid...

Republican Asks Seth Rogen for a Photo. He Kinda Explodes

'No way, man!' the comic actor says he told him

(Newser) - Seth Rogen and Paul Ryan aren't exactly pals. In fact, they're not even in a photo together. Appearing Friday on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Rogen told the story of how Ryan's sons approached him for a photo earlier this month at an event hosted by...

Franco, Disaster Artist Pull Off an Amazing Feat

They turn 'trash into art'

(Newser) - Determined to make it in Hollywood despite an avalanche of rejections, Tommy Wiseau set out to make a movie of his own. The Room , released in 2003, is arguably one of the worst movies ever made. But the same can't be said of James Franco's The Disaster Artist,...

Seth Rogen's Mom Makes Things Awkward for Him on Twitter

By tweeting about sex. Embarrassing!

(Newser) - Parents are so embarrassing. Seth Rogen's mom, Sandy, tweeted Wednesday that "Falling asleep after sex is like shavasana after yoga.!" and, of course, a bunch of other Twitter users felt the need to make sure Rogen himself was aware of that fact, Mashable reports. That led to...

Sausage Party Runs Into Suicide Squad

And the bad guys prevail over Seth Rogen's filth

(Newser) - In case anyone wondered whether Seth Rogen could make what amounts to a movie-length penis joke and get people to flock to it, the answer is yes. Sausage Party scored this weekend with a solid $33.6 million debut, reports Variety . That wasn't enough to unseat Suicide Squad, which...

Sausage Party Is Hilariously Filthy

'One of the funniest and most deeply offensive movies of the year'

(Newser) - Just because a film is animated doesn't mean you should take your kids to see it. Case in point: Sausage Party—which delivers more F-bombs in its first minute than one would've thought possible. How do critics feel about talking food items with, um, powerful sexual urges? Here'...

Amy Pascal Move Foiled by Rogen's Constant Pot Use?

He calls story 'completely untrue,' is offended by term 'stench'

(Newser) - If you are Amy Pascal, and the name "Seth Rogen" comes up in the same galaxy, you'll want to duck because nothing good ever comes of this . Rogen once told an interviewer that he had "a terrible case of I-wanna-smoke-weed-all-day," and sources tell the Hollywood Reporter ...

Bradley Cooper Ate 8K Calories a Day to Play Sniper

And more movie news

(Newser) - American Sniper won the box office this weekend, bringing in $90.2 million in three days—a feat that broke January records, USA Today reports. Meanwhile, the Chris Kyle biopic is making headlines in other ways:
  • In order to put on the 40 pounds he needed to play Kyle, Bradley
...

Hey, Seth Rogen: Assassination Isn't Funny

If US is a 'moral force,' it shouldn't laugh at The Interview : David Rogers

(Newser) - In four days, The Interview pulled in $15 million, Sony Pictures says in a press release. That's in the period through Saturday, during which, Sony says, the film was rented or bought two million times online, deadline.com reports. But its success so far isn't something to be...

Taking a Stand: Interview Screenings Sell Out

Moviegoers say they're supporting freedom of speech

(Newser) - After Sony's U-turn on releasing The Interview, the controversial movie played in 331 independent cinemas across America on Christmas Day, often to sellout crowds. Many moviegoers made it clear they were there to take a political stand, with one ticket seller in California dressed as "Uncle Sam-ty Claus,...

You Can See The Interview After All

Select theaters announce plans to screen it on Christmas

(Newser) - Theaters including the Plaza in Atlanta and the Texas-based chain of Alamo Drafthouse cinemas will show The Interview after all, they announced on Twitter today. Sony Pictures Entertainment pulled the Seth Rogen- and James Franco-starring movie about a plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un after Sony got hacked and threats...

What the Hackers Have Done to Hollywood

Given it a reason to stick to 'more predictable fare'

(Newser) - We already know what Mitt Romney thinks Sony should do about The Interview (release it online for free). What do other people think? Pundits are weighing in:
  • At the Verge , Bryan Bishop is with Romney, mostly. He wants to see it put online, stat. "Take the threat of attacking
...

Sony Cancels Release of 'The Interview'

Decision comes after major chains bailed on the movie

(Newser) - The Interview won't be released on Christmas Day after all. Sony said today that it was putting the Seth Rogen film on hold in the face of threats from hackers, reports NBC News . Not that it would have been easy to see anyway: Sony's move came after four...

Interview Premiere Axed, Theaters Get OK to Pull It

Things aren't looking good for the film

(Newser) - It's not looking good for The Interview: The movie's New York City premiere has been canceled after a threat from the Sony hackers , and Sony Pictures says theaters that had arranged to show it are free to pull it. Carmike Cinemas, the country's fourth-largest cinema chain, has...

Sony Threats: Franco, Rogen Cancel Media Appearances

Move follows alleged hackers' latest message

(Newser) - With the Sony threats taking a dark new turn , Seth Rogen and James Franco have scrapped all media appearances to push The Interview, reports BuzzFeed . That includes scheduled stops on Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers' shows, though the pair are still expected to attend a special screening in New York...

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