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Real-Life Happy Gilmore Hears From Adam Sandler

Young golfer in Indiana goes by that name, will play in college

(Newser) - For the record, his given name is Landon Gilmore. But the teenage Indiana golfer has been going by "Happy Gilmore" since he was a little kid because he can hit the ball like the fictional player of that name in Adam Sandler's 1996 movie , per the Indianapolis Star ...

Adam Sandler Getting Top Prize for US Humor
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Adam Sandler Collects a Major US Honor

Comedian was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for humor

(Newser) - A host of comedic and entertainment royalty gathered at Washington’s Kennedy Center Sunday night to present comedy icon Adam Sandler with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Among those honoring Sandler, 56, were Jennifer Aniston, Judd Apatow, Drew Barrymore, Steve Buscemi, Dana Carvey, Luis Guzmán, Conan O’...

Adam Sandler Claims His Girls Wrote Hilarious Speech

Says daughters insisted he use 'goofy Southern accent' when accepting Gotham Award

(Newser) - Adam Sandler claimed his hilarious acceptance speech at the Gotham Independent Film Awards Monday night was written by daughters Sadie and Sunny, ages 16 and 14—but the tone was a lot closer to Sandler's comedy routines than anything teenage girls would say. Sandler claimed the girls had agreed...

Adam Sandler's Very Short IHOP Visit Goes Viral
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IHOP Hostess Kicking Herself After Adam Sandler Encounter

Worker didn't recognize him under his face mask, caused him to leave after informing him of long wait

(Newser) - An IHOP hostess got her 15 minutes of fame this week after posting a video of her meeting Adam Sandler, though she didn't know it was him when she met him. People reports that Dayanna Rodas' TikTok footage shows herself with a masked Sandler, who was dressed casually in...

A New King of Movie Profanities Is Crowned

Samuel L. who? Jonah Hill claims the most cussing in his movie roles

(Newser) - Samuel L. Jackson is no longer the king of swearing in film. Jonah Hill was "humbled" to learn he'd nabbed the honor upon reading an article published Wednesday by the Wrap , which was based on an analysis by Buzz Bingo . The analysis found Jackson had uttered 301 profanities...

An Old Hand Stops By SNL, Pays Tribute to a Comrade

Adam Sandler returns with a salute to Chris Farley

(Newser) - Some two and a half decades after his Saturday Night Live heyday, Adam Sandler returned to his old stomping grounds—and took the opportunity to pay tribute to his former castmate, Chris Farley. In typical Sandler fashion, he did so in song, and the Washington Post notes that it will...

Familiar Face to Host SNL for First Time

Adam Sandler returns in May

(Newser) - Adam Sandler was one of Saturday Night Live's biggest breakout stars from the 1990s, but he's never been back to host. That changes next month, per the Hollywood Reporter . Sandler will host the May 4 show, with musical guest Shawn Mendes. The actor/comedian joined SNL in 1990 as...

Fifty Shades of Boring Rules Razzie Noms

Adam Sandler, Kevin James are also graced with nods

(Newser) - Some viewers might've thought Fifty Shades of Grey was steamy, but the team behind the Razzies wasn't so titillated. The flick has scooped six Golden Raspberry nominations, including all the good bits: worst film, actor, actress, director, screenplay, and screen combo, per the Hollywood Reporter . Also not...

Most Popular Netflix Launch Is a Reviled Sandler Flick

His panned 'Ridiculous 6' is No. 1

(Newser) - It would be hard to find a movie on Rotten Tomatoes with worse reviews than Adam Sandler's The Ridiculous 6—it's got a zero rating —but that hasn't put off Netflix viewers. The company says the Western flick was watched by more people in the first...

Rose McGowan: Why My 'Wussy Agent' Dumped Me

It has to do with 'Madam Panhandler'

(Newser) - Rose McGowan was not happy when she got an script for an audition with a wardrobe description instructing actresses to wear a "form-fitting tank that shows off cleavage (push-up bras encouraged). And form-fitting leggings or jeans." And her agent, apparently, was not happy when McGowan responded by tweeting...

Native Americans Walk Off Set of Adam Sandler Movie

He's filming a parody for Netflix

(Newser) - Adam Sandler is filming a comedy about the Old West for Netflix, but his Native American actors aren't laughing. About a dozen have walked off the set of the Ridiculous Six in New Mexico, reports the Indian Country Today Media Network . A cultural adviser also bailed. Those interviewed cited...

7 Pairs of Celeb Roommates
 7 Pairs of Celeb Roommates 

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

Adam Sandler to Star in 4 Movies —for Netflix

It's latest deal announced as Netflix shakes up the industry

(Newser) - Netflix has scored another big movie coup: Adam Sandler will star in four movies, made by his production company Happy Madison, that will debut exclusively on Netflix. In addition to no theatrical run, the films won't require a "studio middleman facilitating the deal," Entertainment Weekly reports. "...

Grown Ups 2, After Earth Lead Razzie Noms

Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Ashton Kutcher get bad acting nods

(Newser) - Oscar nominations are out tomorrow, which means the much-more-amusing Golden Raspberry Award nominations are out today. Grown Ups 2 got the most Razzie nominations this year, with eight nods including Worst Picture, Us reports. It was followed by After Earth, A Madea Christmas, and Movie 43, all of which got...

Sequels Smash Pacific Rim
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Sequels Smash Pacific Rim

Blockbuster disappoints, while 'Grown Ups 2' is an unexpected success

(Newser) - Another big-budget disappointment this weekend, with Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim earning an underwhelming $38.3 million to take third place at the box office in its opening weekend. The flashy aliens vs. robots flick cost $190 million to make and received strong reviews , the Hollywood Reporter reports. Conversely,...

Stars Rock '12-12-12,' Raise $30M for Sandy

Springsteen, McCartney, Bon Jovi come together for storm relief

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, and Kanye West were just a few of the music and screen legends who raised millions for Sandy relief last night. Appearing on TV, radio, the Web, and in movie theaters, the 12-12-12 concert had a potential audience of some 2 billion, USA ...

12 Celebrity Bromances
 12 Celebrity Bromances 

12 Celebrity Bromances

Matt Damon and ... wait for it ... John Krasinski

(Newser) - Everyone knows about Ben Affleck's "bromance" with Matt Damon, but did you know The Office star John Krasinski is also good buddies with Damon? The two first met while Damon was filming The Adjustment Bureau with Krasinski's wife, Emily Blunt, and then they co-wrote, co-produced, and co-starred...

Highest-Paid Actor Is ... What's-His-Name

Tom Cruise again tops the Forbes list

(Newser) - Forbes is out with its annual list of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, and none other than Tom Cruise tops the list, by a mile. The birthday boy (he's 50 today) made $75 million between May 2011 and May 2012, in large part because of last year's...

Tom Cruise Can't Make It Rock
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Tom Cruise Can't Make It Rock

'Rock of Ages,' Adam Sandler's 'That's My Boy' open weak

(Newser) - Veteran stars Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler aren't breaking any box office records this weekend, Huffington Post reports. Cruise's much-hyped Rock of Ages banked just $15 million, behind Madagascar 3's $35.5 million and Prometheus' $20.2 million. Snow White and the Huntsman took fourth with $13....

Critics Savage Adam Sandler's That's My Boy

 Critics Savage 
 Adam Sandler's 
 That's My Boy 
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Critics Savage Adam Sandler's That's My Boy

But audiences like it

(Newser) - Adam Sandler fans can take heart knowing that audiences like his new That's My Boy flick with Andy Samberg, giving it a 71% rating on Rotten Tomatoes . They probably want to stop reading now, though, because critics hate it (20%). A sampling:
  • Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post : "Much

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