Ed Helms has signed on to star in Paramount's reboot of The Naked Gun franchise, Variety reports. The former Office star will play Detective Frank Drebin, the role made iconic by Leslie Nielsen.
Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke will receive the Life Achievement Award at the 19th Annual SAG Awards.
"Dick is the consummate entertainer — an enormously talented performer whose work has crossed nearly every major category of entertainment," SAG-AFTRA Co-President Ken Howard said in a statement.
Nancy Travis will play Tim Allen's wife in the comedian's new ABC pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Previously titled The Last Days of Man, the project revolves around Tim Fitzgerald (Allen), who's fighting ...
Bad buzz for M. Night Shyamalan's mysterious new film already? Observant wags at Defamer note that Super Bowl ads for The Happening, starring Mark Wahlberg and John Leguizamo, were yanked at the last minute. Instead, the teaser debuted online, on Tuesday. What's especially disheartening is that both the Super Bowl and Shyamalan's film are Fox products, so apparently no amount of corporate synergy could overcome a lack of faith in the product. While the film's concept (an environmentally driven epidemic makes people die and/or kill themselves?) looks interesting, all his films have looked interesting at the outset but have (lately) disappointed. What do you think? Are you willing to give M. Night another shot? Or did you, like me, decide that the moral of Lady in the Water was: "Never see another Shyamalan movie"? In other movie news, Enchanted cutie-pie Amy Adams is game for A Night at the Museum 2, playing an undetermined historical figure who has a crush on Ben Stiller's watchman....
There's a man small of stature but incredibly big on talent and Hollywood luster at the center of the box-office blockbuster Night at the Museum, which to date has raked in more than $563 million globally. Just before reuniting with ol' Rexy, Mickey Rooney — who in the Ben Stiller-fronted comedy plays Gus, a night watchman with a surprising agenda — gave TVGuide.com a call to tout Museum's Tuesday DVD release.
TVGuide.com: I understand you're on your way to the Museum of Natural History to bid "Rexy" [Night at the Museum's two-ton, 13-foot-tall T-rex model] farewell.Mickey Rooney: That's right. [Chuckles] He's going on a cross-country trip.
TVGuide.com: I wonder if he thinks to himself, "Meh, I'm too
House scribes Garrett Lerner and Russel Friend have inked new deals that will keep them at the NBC Universal production house through 2009, and elevate them to the title of executive producers on the Fox drama.... FX has ponied up $30 million for cable rights to Night at the Museum, Deck the Halls, Date Movie and The Marine.... Borat topped both the DVD sales and rental charts last week. Placing No. 2 in sales was Disney's for-the-love-of-god-hurry-because-it's-heading-back-into-the-vault Peter Pan.... Jonathan Antin (Blowout), Giulana De Pandi (E! News), Vanessa Manillo (sleeps with Nick) and Jerry Springer are among the judges for the Miss USA Pageant on March 23.
Send your movie questions to FlickChickQuestion Why isnt Owen Wilsons name in the credits of Night at the Museum Is he ashamed of being in it SueFlickChick Owen Wilson is a good friend of Ben Stiller star of Night at the Museum He agreed to do an unbilled cameo in his friends film Actors will often go uncredited when theyre doing a tiny part because theres no way that can get the billing they would normally be accorded For a quick overview of the politics of billing please check out this FlickChick columnfrom 2005 In any event during test screenings Wilsons character a miniature cowboy tested so well with audiences that the filmmakers went back and scraped together enough footage to expand his part into a real role The absence of credit has nothing to do with shame or embarrassment the average actor has neither anyway Send your movie questions to FlickChickQuestion I cant believe I found your site its great Heres my que