It seems that comedy minds think alike. Like Pee-wee Herman, Jimmy Kimmel too is parodying Melissa Leo’s glam Oscar ads in the Emmy campaign for his ABC show Jimmy Kimmel Live. Luckily, a red carpet disaster is averted as the two funny men went for different gowns. And while Pee-wee opted for some good ol’ photoshopping in the Emmy ad for his HBO special, Kimmel went all out, recreating the look by modeling a low-cut black dress that closely resembles Leo’s. In February, Leo famously paid out of her pocket for the two glammed-up shots that she ran as trade ads supporting her Oscar bid for The Fighter, an award she ultimately won (along with all other major movie prizes this past awards season). If Kimmel or Pee-wee win, they better thank her in their acceptance speeches.
Well, it won Melissa Leo an Oscar. So why shouldn’t faux fur win Pee-wee an Emmy for his HBO special?
Saturday Night Live last night took on the new NBC superhero drama The Cape with fake promos for other NBC series about “superheroes who get their superpowers from items of clothing,” including The Scarf, The Scrunchy and The Spanx. Meanwhile, Paul Reubens is already getting online support for a hosting … Read More »
From Ray Richmond, who is contributing to Deadline Hollywood’s TCA coverage:
He’s baaaaaaack. Paul Reubens (best known by his nom de plume Pee-wee Herman) invaded Pasadena and HBO’s presentation at TCA Friday afternoon, presented live via satellite from New York to promote his forthcoming 90-minute special … Read More »
What a difference nearly two decades can make. Back in 1991, Paul Reubens was arrested for allegedly masturbating publicly in a Florida theater. His showbiz career was seemingly over. Now he’s heading to Broadway, making regular TV appearances, and staging a big … Read More »