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  • Video/Q&A: 'The Heat' director Paul Feig

    Video/Q&A: 'The Heat' director Paul Feig
    You probably wouldn’t imagine Paul Feig, the creator of the short-lived NBC classic “Freaks and Geeks,” staring death in the face during a ride-along with cops. And you shouldn’t. “I’d be absolutely useless,”...
  • 'The Heat' review: A slow comedy without sizzle

    'The Heat' review:  A slow comedy without sizzle
    ** (out of four) A by-the-book FBI agent. An all-over-the-place cop. Imagine the sparks that will fly if they become partners! Actually, you don’t have to imagine. You’ve seen this dynamic in practically every buddy cop movie ever, just...
  • Wednesday: Paula Deen, Carol Burnett, 'Big Brother'

    Wednesday: Paula Deen, Carol Burnett, 'Big Brother'
    The Wednesday TV highlights start early with Paula Deen, continue into prime time with the returns of "Big Brother," Carol Burnett and Tim Conway and go into late night. The highlights: Deen is giving an exclusive, live interview to Matt Lauer on NBC'...
  • 'The Heat' gleefully plays with the buddy cop genre

    'The Heat' gleefully plays with the buddy cop genre
    "The Heat" has all the elements you'd expect from a buddy cop movie — the oil-and-water partnership, the car chases, the wisecracks — and a few you wouldn't — for instance, a scene involving Spanx. Faithfully conforming to the macho...
  • Paul Feig: Deep Background on 'Bridesmaids'

    Paul Feig spoke about the genesis of the famous food-poisoning sequence in "Bridesmaids" at April's NAB Show in Las Vegas. "There was a sequence that Kristen (Wiig) and Annie (Mumolo) had written, which was funny, but it (involved) trying on the...
  • 'The Heat' Helmer Paul Feig Gets Honest Laughs

    In a town where lying is art form, Paul Feig is a fervent believer in honesty. That's why there are more than 180 times in which some form of the word "fuck" is used his upcoming action comedy "The Heat," mostly by Melissa McCarthy's detective character....
  • 'The Sopranos' Leads WGA List of Top TV Series

    The Writers Guild of America on Sunday unveiled its list of the "101 Best Written TV Series of All Time," topped by HBO's "The Sopranos." The mob drama created by David Chase (pictured above right with "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini) led the list...
  • Ricky Jay keeps his magic tricks, and thoughts, close to the vest

    Ricky Jay keeps his magic tricks, and thoughts, close to the vest
    About midway through the documentary "Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay" (opening Friday at the Music Box Theatre), Jay emerges backstage after a performance and is greeted by a roomful of people. As he acknowledges his well-...
  • 'Arrested Development' kicks critics in the teeth at its own peril

    'Arrested Development' kicks critics in the teeth at its own peril
    Television critics of the world unite: Let's start reviewing shows whenever the heck we get around to it. That's the model Netflix appears to be recommending with its decision to release 15 episodes of "Arrested Development" Sunday without making any...
  • 'Arrested Development' is back. Now how about 'Freaks and Geeks'?

    'Arrested Development' is back. Now how about 'Freaks and Geeks'?
    Now that we've raised the "mission accomplished" banner on the "Arrested Development" reunion, can we get the wheels in motion and reassemble the cast of another dearly departed cult TV favorite -- "Freaks and Geeks"? "Oh, we couldn't afford them,"...
  • Just For Laughs Chicago adds Russell Brand, Scott Adsit, more

    Just For Laughs Chicago adds Russell Brand, Scott Adsit, more
    TBS Just For Laughs Chicago has added Russell Brand, Pete Holmes, Paul F. Tompkins, Brian Posehn, Doug Benson, Todd Glass, Scott Adsit, Kevin Dorff, Jon Glaser, TJ & Dave, Horatio Sanz, Matt Walsh, Brad Morris and Joe Nunez to its festival line-up....
  • Paul Feig puts 'The Heat' on funny women

     Paul Feig puts 'The Heat' on funny women
    Not long after Paul Feig created the beloved cult TV series "Freaks and Geeks" in 1999, studios began barraging him with coming-of-age sex comedy scripts, even though "Freaks," with its sweet, sympathetic portrait of the perils of adolescence, was...