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  • Sarah Hyland Teases Special Musical Performance at Sunday's Teen Choice Awards

    Before Sunday's Teen Choice Awards, Sarah Hyland is looking to other award show hosts for inspiration. Hyland is excited to reunite with her "Scary Movie 5" co-star Tyler Posey to co-host the show. "I absolutely loved Ricky Gervais when he hosted the...
  • Inside the new iO,where Fey, Poehler got their start

    Inside the new iO,where Fey, Poehler got their start
    Thirty-two years ago Charna Halpern approached Del Close with an offer. He was already a renowned director in the world of comedy, and working at Second City. She had just launched the ImprovOlympic and wanted him to teach a class. "I heard about this...
  • Review: 'They Came Together' ★★★

    Review: 'They Came Together' ★★&#9733
    The agreeable romantic-comedy critique "They Came Together" is occasionally very funny, and moderately funny the rest of the time. In mathematical terms that adds up to pretty funny or "funny enough." Director David Wain has worked in genre spoofs and...
  • Film review: 'They Came Together' a parody party

    Film review: 'They Came Together' a parody party
    David Wain’s “They Came Together” identifies the tropes of the romantic comedy with uncommon acuity. If only it would stop winking so much. Wain has made his film with an enviable collection of funny people. It stars Paul Rudd and...
  • 'They Came Together' a so-so lampoon of boy-meets-girl

     'They Came Together' a so-so lampoon of boy-meets-girl
    Every character in writer-director David Wain's romantic comedy parody "They Came Together" is a type and a joke: the "vaguely but not overtly Jewish" male lead (Paul Rudd), the cutely klutzy female lead (Amy Poehler), the wrong guy for her (Ed Helms),...
  • Danger, Halle Berry! 'Extant' has promise

    Danger, Halle Berry! 'Extant' has promise
    "Lust in Space" would be a catchier title for "Extant," the coming week's biggest premiere. Something unusual happened to astronaut Molly Woods (Halle Berry), who supposedly was alone for 13 months in space. Upon her return to Earth, Molly is stunned to...
  • The Men Behind Emmy's Lead Actresses Discuss Their Co-Stars

    The old adage says behind every powerful man is a strong woman, but the opposite also rings true for the Emmy-nominated lead actresses who are playing complex characters juggling leadership roles and personal lives. From Kerry Washington's D.C. fixer...
  • Lead Actress Emmy Nominees Rule the Political World

    American politics may be subject to a glass ceiling, but the TV screen's glass has decidedly been cracked. A cadre of intelligent, powerful actresses are playing intelligent, powerful women, and a bunch of them are Emmy-nominated this year. One such,...
  • Golden Globes Unveil Timetable for 72nd Awards

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. on Tuesday announced its timetable for the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards. Nominations will be unveiled Tuesday Dec. 11, and the ceremony will air Jan. 11,the Beverly Hilton. The deadline for film and TV submissions is...
  • NBC renews Greg Poehler comedy 'Welcome to Sweden'

    NBC is racking up its frequent-flier miles, renewing the Greg Poehler comedy "Welcome to Sweden" for a second season. Yes, that Poehler. The fish-out-of-water import is the bro of NBC's prized funnywoman Amy Poehler. And while his sister served as an...
  • NBC Renews Amy and Greg Poehler's 'Welcome to Sweden'

    NBC has given a 10-episode, second-season order to "Welcome to Sweden," the comedy created by Greg Poehler based on his life as a fish-out-of-water American living in Mother Svea. Poehler, who was named one of Variety's 10 comics to watch and who is...
  • Jen Kirkman: no kidding

    Jen Kirkman: no kidding
    Some people refuse to grow up, and that's perfectly OK, comedian Jen Kirkman writes in her book "I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids." The funny gal, a regular roundtable panelist on "Chelsea Lately" and performer in the...