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MTV’s Jersey Shore Cast Spoofs ‘Twilight’

By | Thursday June 24, 2010 @ 12:03pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore has become the go-to bunch for movie spoofs. After doing parodies of the Oscar-nominated films on Lopez Tonight earlier this year, they took on the hit movie franchise on Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s Twilight-themed special last night. It’s what you’d expect: a lot of Italian jokes:

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Here Comes ‘Pinkberry: The Movie’ In 3D!

By | Friday June 18, 2010 @ 5:45pm PDT
Mike Fleming

pinkberryEXCLUSIVE: Here’s a movie spoof you have to watch, even though WME would prefer you didn’t. The agency often puts together presentations for its quarterly meetings. The lit department made this short film, and debuted it this morning. They hoped it would not go beyond agency headquarters, but Deadline got it and felt obliged to share. The short was directed by Dave Green, and the Ari-esque agency head is played by Miles Fisher. The WME agents who took part include Dave Wirtschafter, Rob Carlson, Kim Bilek, Simon Faber, Jason Spitz, David Karp and David Lubliner. Plus a Rob Cohen cameo.

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Spoof Video: ‘Toy Story 3′s Deleted Scene

By | Thursday June 17, 2010 @ 2:06pm PDT

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Was Paul A Better Prankster Than George?

By | Friday May 21, 2010 @ 6:50am PDT
Mike Fleming

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UPDATE: George Clooney has chimed in, and said that he was the victim on the Ocean’s Twelve set with Brad Pitt circulating an Italian language note to local crew from Clooney asking he be addressed by his character’s name.

In his newly published book Paul and Me,  author A.E. Hotchner reminesces about his pal Paul Newman’s fondness for mischief that made the author unable to resist becoming wingman to the actor on all his pranks. Newman had the same effect on co-workers, especially because of his penchant for knocking down directors a few pegs with schemes that only a big star like him could get away with. “Paul so enjoyed life, and never acted like a superstar,” Hotchner tells me. “Whether he was pulling pranks on a movie set, or mixing the first batch of Newman’s Own salad dressing with a canoe paddle, he was a maverick who did what he wanted. He never would have turned in those performances if he wasn’t a person who took risks and had fun.”

bookcoverpg-verticalThere is much to like about Hotchner’s book. But his descriptions of Newman’s movie set pranks that got me wondering how he compares to today’s consummate prankster, George Clooney. Newman’s pranks come from the book, Clooney’s exploits were described to me by a confidante. I’ve seen other mentions of his pranks where credit went to others, … Read More »

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Letterman Head Writers Post ‘Lost’ Parody

By | Wednesday May 19, 2010 @ 4:38pm PDT

I hear this was made just for fun — and not for Dave’s show — by Justin and Eric Stangel, the head writers and exec producers of Letterman’s Late Show:

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More Whedon-esque “Ass-Kicking Chicks”?

By | Tuesday May 4, 2010 @ 11:58pm PDT

It starts out slow. But stick with it…

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George Clooney’s Best One-Liner Ever

By | Thursday April 29, 2010 @ 12:50pm PDT

Reaction statement from George Clooney regarding the finding of a World War II bomb near his property in Lake Como, Italy:

“This is not the first bomb I’ve experienced.”

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‘Kick-Ass’ Already Part Of Popular Culture

By | Friday April 16, 2010 @ 11:49am PDT

Well, at least the political culture. Below is from today’s Boston Herald (and doesn’t reflect my own point of view…) Anyway, the Lionsgate pic is expected to do $30+M this weekend, with Sony/Screen Gems’ Death At A Funeral predicted as low as $12M and as high as $20M. As usual, I’ll post first box office tonight:


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So When Did ABC Get A Sense Of Humor?

By | Thursday April 1, 2010 @ 4:03pm PDT

Look what posted for April Fools:




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NBC Late Night Mess: Animated In Chinese (And In English)

By | Wednesday January 20, 2010 @ 1:35pm PST

This was done by NMA, which is Next Media Animation in Taiwan. (What do you think of animated Jeff Zucker?):

And in English:

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By | Wednesday January 20, 2010 @ 10:27am PST

I can’t decide if this new video about NBC’s late night mess is funny or lame:

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I Forgot To Post Jeff Zucker’s “Voicemails”

By | Friday January 15, 2010 @ 11:19am PST

Leaked! NBC CEO Jeff Zucker’s Vociemails for Conan O’Brien – watch more funny videos

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Jimmy Kimmel Comes Out As Jay Leno

By | Wednesday January 13, 2010 @ 6:05am PST

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‘Avatar’ Spoiler Alert! ‘Avatar’ Spoiler Alert!

By | Friday January 8, 2010 @ 8:42pm PST

This has been making the rounds of the Internet:

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Gary Newman/Dana Walden Spread Un-Joy

By | Friday December 18, 2009 @ 2:34pm PST

You’ve GOT to watch this holiday card from 20th Century Television. Brutally honest and humorous about the biz. (My jaw is still on the floor.) UPDATE: Ah, it was written by Modern Family‘s Steve Levitan which is it’s funny. And it was made in a 1/2 hour during the crew’s lunch break. 

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Holiday Comic Making Hollywood Rounds

By | Friday December 18, 2009 @ 3:23am PST

It comes from the cartoonists at

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Agency Assistant’s Witty Xmas Party Invite

By | Thursday December 17, 2009 @ 6:25pm PST

fourchristmases_galleryposter‘Twas the night Hwood closes, and all through the land
Not an agent was rolling, with some soon to be tanned;
Bosses’ phone calls were ignored by assts without care,
In hopes that their contact soon would turn rare;
The actors were nestled all snug in their beds,
As visions of callbacks danced in their heads;
And Ari in his Prada suit, and I in my GAP,
Had just settled in town for a long winter’s nap,
When out on tracking boards there arose such a clatter,
I sprang off of Nikki to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Careful not to stare at celebs like touristy trash.
The moon on the breasts of reality stars did glow
Gave proof of Sunset nightlife going on below,
When, what to my glazed over eyes should appear,
But a party in Westwood, with plenty of beer,
So bring a designated driver, lively and quick,
Who can take you home should you get sick.
More excited than Speidi with the prospect of fame,
These partiers whistled, shouted,
And to this party they came; elf-poster-courtesy-new-line-cinema“Down, Highland! and, Santa Monica!
Now, Wilshire and Glendon!
Past The W! on Weyburn! Past Denny’s, on Tiverton!
To the front of the guard porch! Just say you’re a guest!
Of Apartment —-! With parking you’ll be blessed!”
Unlike heaves that before wild stomaches do fly,
You’ll meet with no obstacle, if you simply reply,
Up the stairs to the house-top you’ll find,
An apartment with vodka for you to unwind.

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SPOOF: Disney’s Jewish American Princess

By | Wednesday December 9, 2009 @ 2:14pm PST

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Chuck Lorre’s Holiday Card (Email Yours!)

By | Sunday December 6, 2009 @ 4:58pm PST

Chuck Lorre Xmas Card

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