In classic Hollywood ‘spit in the eye’ fashion, Amy Schumer has departed her long-time management company Mosaic, widely credited with making her career happen.
Schumer, who has had wild success with Trainwreck, (released two weeks ago,) fired manager and Mosaic principal Jimmy Miller, a veteran of the comedy scene.
Miller’s clients range from Trainwreck director Judd Apatow and Will Ferrell to Whitney Cummings and Demetri Martin.
It’s unclear why Schumer left Mosaic or whether she is planning to take on another manager. Continue reading
It’s been a bad year for celebrities when it comes to getting their personal lives revealed on the internet, and now the problem has officially gone from bad to worse.
This time around, a massive Sony leak is said to include celebrity’s most private info, such as social security numbers, addresses and other unthinkables..
The scale of the hack for Sony is said to be Continue reading
Funny man Louis C.K. and blockbuster director Judd Apatow have demanded Harvey Levin and his TMZ remove footage they obtained of the accident aftermath that critically injured Tracy Morgan and took the life of fellow comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair.
The video depicted Morgan being dragged from the twisted wreckage by civilians who first arrived on-scene.
C.K. and Apatow made their pleas after Krizya Fuqua, the daughter of Fuqua, requested that the site remove images of her critically injured, unconscious father being pulled from the mangled limo bus the comedians were traveling in. Continue reading
I don’t know if this is life imitating art or the other way around, but what I do know is, this is grossly unacceptable.
Judd Apatow‘s new movie “This is 40” goes Way too far when the main characters jokingly play a “murder game” in which killing the children is the punchline…
Judd Apatow meant no harm in his script for “This Is 40” when one of the characters jokingly plays a “murder game” with his kids. Judd tells us, he wrote the script 2 years ago, long before the Connecticut tragedy.
The scene in question involves the Albert Brooks’ character, who is broke and looking for ways to save money. The character, Larry, prepares to spray his triplets with a hose and says, “Line up! Line up for murder! Come on! Who wants to be killed?”
One of the kids screams, “I do!” Larry responds, “Okay, we’re eliminating one, we’re cheaper already,” and then Larry sprays the child.
The next kid says, “Murder me!” Larry responds, “Boom, dead. You’re dead,” adding, “All right, the kids are murdered. That will save us some money.”
Judd tells us, the scene “is spoken by a sarcastic father kidding with his children. In light of recent events, I understand if some people might make an unfortunate association or put it in a context in which it was not intended.”
We’ve learned the scene is staying in the movie, which opens Friday.
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I think Apatow better seriously reconsider cutting out that scene! Americans will not stand for it at this time in our sad history.
Deadline Hollywood is reporting! “EXCLUSIVE… UPDATE: I’ve learned the sequel finally came together today. The comedy Anchorman 2 will be produced under mogul Judd Apatow’s banner with Will Ferrell’s and Adam MKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions.
McKay will direct as well as write the script with Will Ferrell who will star again as Ron Burgundy along with the 2004 original’s castmembers Steve Carell and Paul Rudd and David Koechner. Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy had been a DreamWorks production but Paramount took over the project after DreamWorks 2.0 departed the studio. In the first movie, Burgundy was the top-rated anchorman in San Diego in the 1970s in the PG13 pic. McKay and Ferrell are still “kicking around ideas” for the sequel, an insider tells me. “We didnt expect a week ago that this thing was going to get greenlit. It’s been alive and dead so many times.” Gee, I used to own the complete set of Anchorman booblehead dolls and finally gave them away because I didn’t think they’d ever be worth anything. Dumb, dumb, dumb!”
Even though Universal Executives were on their hands and knees begging director, Judd Apatow to shorten the aguishly long “Funny People” it fell on deaf ears.
At a running time of over 2 hours and 25 minutes, the Comedy-Drama “Funny People” starring a cold running Adam Sandler, may have been saved a very soft box office opening by trimming off some of the fat, however Apatow sternly refused.
Word on the street is Universal deplored Apatow to cut the final half hour of the flick, in an effort to make the movie more digestible to theater audiences. Maybe it is just a coincidence that the final half hour stars Apatow’s wife, Leslie Mann.
Well Universal may not have a hit movie on their hands but at least Apatow will be sleeping in his own bed and not on the couch.