| Sep 16, 2014
| 12:01 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Netflix on Tuesday said it has ordered two seasons of a romance comedy by Hollywood hitmaker Judd Apatow as the online streaming service ramps up its original programming while it expands into France and Germany.
| Sep 16, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Noted film directors have been pushing to television and other platforms for years, but the trend seems to be widening and even mutating lately.
Morgan Spurlock and Judd Apatow are just two of the latest examples of established filmmakers looking...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Netflix has given an eye-popping two-season commitment to a comedy series from Judd Apatow and "Girls" alum Lesley Arfin that offers an unvarnished take on a modern relationship.
"Love," produced by Legendary TV, will star "Community" player Gillian...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:27 AM
When he calls you up on the phone, actor Jason Segel — of "How I Met Your Mother," "The Muppets," and Judd Apatow-affiliated fame — is just the sort of person you hope Jason Segel will be: funny, disarming and Nick Andopolis-level nice (though...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:17 PM
The PEN literary awards celebrate many things: People who write under threat of danger, West Coast authors of outstanding books, significant screenwriters and longtime literary figures. Held at the Beverly Hills Hotel each fall, the annual awards ceremony...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:00 AM
After more than 40 years, acclaimed singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III is finally devoting more time to his first love as an entertainer: acting.
“I went to drama school — Carnegie Mellon [University] in Pittsburgh — then I became...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Regarding his new film, "The Skeleton Twins," Bill Hader is the first to admit, "I don't get offered guys this serious or complex."
The 36 year-old Tulsa native has been known for comedy pretty much exclusively thanks to a career that began at LA's...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 11:04 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - : Witty, articulate and reminiscent of several talented directors who no longer mean so much to today's kids, Noah Baumbach's latest stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as husband-and-wife filmmakers who "adopt" a mid-20s hipster...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 7:15 AM
"The Skeleton Twins" stars "Saturday Night Live" alums Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, but it may not be what you think. Case in point, the film opens with Hader's character attempting suicide.
Though there are light moments, the story's deeper contours...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 10:45 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Pioneering comedian Joan Rivers died on Thursday after going into cardiac arrest during a medical procedure, and Hollywood quickly took to social media to pay their condolences.
"She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by...
| Aug 14, 2014
At a time when artists such as Mumford and Sons and The Avett Brothers are leading a resurgence in interest in folk music, it seems like the perfect time for the Philadelphia Folk Festival to tap in. And it does......
| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Nationally, the Oddball Festival lineup is pretty insane. About 25 comedians are on tour for the mega-amphitheater show, each lineup alternating between cities. This week, in Hartford, the lineup includes some of the most famous comedians working right...