It may only be April, but rumbles from the upcoming summer blockbusters are getting louder and louder thanks to the MTV Movie Awards, which airs this Sunday night at 9PM/8C and is being hosted by the lovely and talented Rebel Wilson! Some very lucky film lovers got to check out This Is The End as the kick-off to the show’s Sneak Peek Week last night, and then got to ask cast members Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and Evan Goldberg some questions with MTV.
Obviously you don’t have to be a woman to enjoy Paul Rudd‘s piercing blue eyes or a tiny giraffe in a spaceship. But considering that there is a large contingent of people who don’t care one way or the other if the San Francisco Fifty Minus Oners or the Baltimore Black Birds win the Big Plate this Sunday (and many of them are female), we like that some Super Bowl commercials are giving us what we want (besides snacks), which would be our celebrity boyfriends and baby astronaut killer whales. We’re only assuming Samsung was thinking of us when they hired Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd for their Super Bowl spot. Do they both have insane hair? Yes. Do we care? Only in as much as they both more adorable this way.
If you had to call comedy another name, you could call it “Judd Apatow.” The multi-talented writer/director/producer has dominated the face of funny over the past decade, and he’s responsible for some of the best laugh-out-loud films ever made. From his early features like (our childhood must-see) Heavyweights to small screen gems like Freaks and Geeks, and all the way through to box office busters like Superbad and Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy, his movies have defined comedy to a generation of people, and we’re thankful for all that laughs he’s given us over the years.
But we’re not the only people who should be thankful. Some of the biggest comedy stars in the world today got their big breaks by featuring in Judd’s movies. From James Franco to Seth Rogen and Jason Segel, Mr. Apatow can spot a career-making hit a mile off. What is the deal with his insane success rate? How is he able to produce such memorable characters that propel the actors into the mega-successful stratosphere?
The answer is simple: The Man-Child. Judd Apatow is the king of the emotionally stunted, delightfully immature, hilariously inept and maladjusted male who just can’t be a functional adult no matter how hard he tries. It’s a hallmark of all of his work. Whether it’s Steve Carell’s wax agony in The 40 Year Old Virgin, Seth Rogen staring down the barrel of fatherhood in Knocked Up, or Jason Segel’s nude and heartbroken misery in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, we laugh so hard at these folks because we see our own faults in their complete and utter dysfunction. So in honor of Judd’s big day, we counted down our 15 favorite man children that he brought to the screen. We hope you enjoy it!
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The bad news first: 1) We have no time machine to fix the errors of the past; and 2) this Freaks and Geeks reunion of which we speak was just for the January issue of Vanity Fair, not for a TV special or a spinoff about Nick and Lindsay’s daughter. Exec producer Judd Apatow (whose birthday, incidentally, is today) guest-edited this first-ever Comedy Issue of the magazine, and used that as an opportunity to gather the whole gang from (the non-Glee) McKinley High for a photo and a really long oral history of the show that aired from 1999-2000.
“This is the first time the cast has been together in a room — all of them — since the year 2000,” Apatow says in a behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot. “We’re excited because I don’t think this will ever happen again.”
The Mayans predicted it centuries ago! You are going to see End of The World when it comes out next summer because it has each and every one of your favorite people in it! For example, Rihanna and Emma Watson were caught running in terror on the film’s set in New Orleans today, and we know how much you like them. Joining the ladies for their last fictitious moments on earth were Jonah Hill, Aziz Ansari, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Mindy Kaling, Michael Cera and a host of other celebrities you’d want to hold hands with as the moon crashes into the sea. We call Jonah and Mindy!
Actually, the way in which the planet meets its demise in Seth Rogen‘s directorial debut is still a mystery. According to Splash, while filming on the lawn of what is supposed to be James Franco‘s house (note: genius), “the cast were highly animated whilst following a marker that will later be transformed using CGI” into what we’re assuming will be your classic Death Meteor. Wait a minute…if the Mayans are right, we’ll never get to see this movie! That’s a deep cut, Mayans. We’re going to hope for your sake that you’re wrong, in case we see you in the afterlife…
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We all love a good marijuana scandal — let’s say it’s the kind of thing that proves the rich and famous are human. Naturally, rappers like Wiz Khalifa actors like James Franco are the equivalent of a super prompt delivery service for these stories. But sometimes we like the special stuff, like when a less obvious star is caught on camera like Miley Cyrus smoking salvia on her 18th birthday. And it’s a riot when celebs full-on boast of their relationship with the green stuff, like Soulja Boy did via Twitter. Were we a little surprised when Robin Thicke was busted for pot possession? Hmm, maybe just by the fact that he got caught.
Now, it’s not like we’re advocating drug use here, folks. We’re just going to celebrate 4/20 the best way we know how, by looking at all our favorite famous people, including Kristen Stewart , Rihanna and Rupert Grint with the infamous Ms. Mary Jane.
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Take that, Hugo! Not this year, The Descendants! If Seth Rogen could have his way, it would be Tom Cruise bounding up those steps to accept a Best Picture award at the Oscars this year. Or, well, we guess the producers are technically the ones who accept the award … the point is, Ghost Protocol was a great film! “I honestly thought that Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol was one of the best movies of the year,” the 50/50 actor admitted to The Huffington Post while promoting his hosting gig at the Independent Spirit Awards next Saturday. “It got no love from the awards whatsoever. I loved that f—ing movie. It was great … I’m an Oscar voter. I voted for it.” We couldn’t agree more; remember when Cruise is clinging to the side of the skyscraper? Ah-mazing. Which got us thinking: Which movies and actors were unjustly left out of the running merely because they didn’t feature a war horse or Jonah Hill? Our Oscar votes would definitely go to:
It’s common knowledge that no one can really enjoy a film while suffering from extreme neck frigidness, which is why we’re glad to see the celebs flocking to the Sundance Film Festival are taking pains to keep their jugulars warm. Check out our bundled-up gallery below to see everyone from from Seth Rogen to Elizabeth Olsen, Laura Prepon to Common get cozy from the chin down in Utah. Because you can’t rely on those swag bags for everything, especially hypothermia prevention.
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We actually had a scorecard ready to mark how many offensive things Ricky Gervais said at tonight’s Golden Globes, but it seems that he decided to leave the raunch and insults to others. Most of it, at least. Anyway, here are our favorite silly, cute, funny and moving moments from the 69th annual awards show, in semi-chronological order:
» Ricky Gervais said he wasn’t allowed to joke about Mel Gibson, or Jodie Foster’s Beaver. “I haven’t seen it myself; that doesn’t mean it’s not any good.”
» Ricky continued his amusing relationship with Johnny Depp by asking him onstage: “Have you seen The Tourist?” To which Depp answered, “No.”
» Julianne Moore and Rob Lowe very gracefully overcame a TelePrompTer fail. And Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern tripped UP the stairs. And during one cutaway, we saw Dame Helen Mirren chewing. Thus proving stars’ humanness once again.
» While standing next to Kate Beckinsale, Seth Rogen said, “Hello, I’m Seth Rogen, and I’m currently trying to hide a massive erection. ” And then the camera cut away to a show of Jodie Foster’s kids, for some reason.
» Speaking of kids, daughters seemed to be a big theme of the night. Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy winner Michelle Williams thanked her daughter, Matilda, for putting up with having months of bedtime stories in which “all the princesses were read aloud in a Marilyn Monroe voice.” Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series or Miniseries winner Peter Dinklage thanked his daughter who was home with her first babysitter. Best Director winner Martin Scorsese thanked his daughter, Francesca, for introducing him to the book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, on which Hugo is based.
» George Clooney borrowed Brad Pitt’s cane to introduce Moneyball.
Do you take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband, in sickness and in health, in silence and in constant chortling after every sentence? US Weekly reports that Seth Rogen married Lauren Miller this weekend in a ceremony that hopefullyÃ‚Â made up for Rogen’s topless proposal blunder, though maybe no wedding could be that nice.
The 50/50 star locked it down with his fiance of almost exactly a year at the Kunde Estate in Sonoma, California. “The wedding was more laughs than anything else,” a source said of the Jewish ceremony. “Every other line was a joke and the crowd couldn’t contain their laughter. It was nonstop fun!” The crowd attending the happy couple’s nuptials included Paul Rudd, The Office‘s Craig Robinson, Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann and Jonah Hill, who, if we were the bride, we would have asked to gain some weight back and stop stealing the spotlight on our special day!