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Jim Carrey Thinks ‘The Truman Show’ Is More Relevant Than Ever

No performance captures my imagination quite as much as the dramatic turns offered by established comedians. From Adam Sandler in “Punch-Drunk Love” to Jenny Slate in “Obvious Child,” watching an actor unpack their public persona in service of a bittersweet love story. In looking back, it’s probably fair to say that “The Truman Show” helped form this appreciation. It was the first time that Jim Carrey dialed down his boundless energy in favor of his character; there are moments in that movie that I still find myself thinking about to this day.

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ABC Orders ‘Wreckage’ Drama Pilot From Marc Webb & Timberman-Beverly

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ABC Orders ‘Wreckage’ Drama Pilot From Marc Webb & Timberman-Beverly
ABC has given a pilot order to drama Wreckage, about plane crash survivors, from writer Jacquie Walters (Big Shot), Marc Webb and his Black Lamb Productions, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly’s Timberman-Beverly Prods., and ABC Studios, where Webb and Timberman-Beverly are under deals.

Written by Walters, Wreckage is based on Emily Bleeker’s book of the same name. On the surface, Lillian Linden looks like a brave survivor of a plane crash. But she’s been lying to her family, her friends, and the whole world since rescue helicopters scooped her and her fellow survivor, Dave Hall, off a deserted island in the South Pacific. Missing for almost four years, the castaways are thrust into the spotlight after their rescue, becoming media darlings overnight. But they can’t tell the real story—so they lie.

Webb executive produces and will direct the pilot. Timberman and Beverly executive produce via Timberman-Beverly,
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Universal Studios Hollywood’s New Ride, “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” Opening Spring 2020

The voice talent behind the lovable furry stars of Illumination’s global blockbuster hits The Secret Life of Pets and The Secret Life of Pets 2 unleash their animal instincts to reprise their roles in Universal Studios Hollywood’s lively new ride, “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!,” opening in Spring 2020, which answer the question, “What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?”

This marks the first time the ensemble cast perform the voices of their iconic characters for a theme park attraction. The film’s talent and their alter egos include Patton Oswalt as Max, Kevin Hart as Snowball, Eric Stonestreet as Duke, Jenny Slate as Gidget, Tiffany Haddish as Daisy, Lake Bell as Chloe, Dana Carvey as Pops, Steve Coogan as Ozone, Chris Renaud as Norman, Hannibal Buress as Buddy, Bobby Moynihan as Mel, Jessica Dicicco as Princess and Tara Strong as Pickles.
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Marvel Fans Are Confused By Spider-Man’s Cameo In Morbius Trailer

The first trailer for the upcoming Sony movie Morbius is now here and one particular shot has folks buzzing. The moment in question shows the titular character, played by Jared Leto, walking down an alley and to the right of the frame, you see a poster of Spider-Man with “Murderer” spray-painted on it.

That’s not the interesting part, though. Many have made the astute observation that the image of the wall-crawler appears to come from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and not the McU, of which Morbius is now a part of. It could also come from the PS4 game, Spider-Man, which does feature an unlockable suit from the Raimi trilogy. Either way, this observation is causing a mixture of confusion and outrage from the internet.

so morbius is in the raimiverse? What. https://t.co/fn1zwbFi8C

— jeremy. (@jeremylovesyall) January 12, 2020

Oh my god, leaked Morbius image of
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Fox Gives Series Order to Animated Comedy ‘Housebroken’

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Fox has given a series order to “Housebroken,” an animated comedy series with starring Lisa Kudrow and Clea DuVall, a rep for the network told TheWrap Thursday.

Previously known as “Therapy Dog,” the half-hour comedy is written and executive produced by DuVall, Jennifer Crittenden and Gabrielle Allan, all of whom worked on “Veep.” Horgan, who is also voicing a part, will executive produce along with Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, and Clelia Mountford.

Here is the official logline from Fox: “Housebroken” is an irreverent series that explores human dysfunction and neurosis through a group of neighborhood animals who live in the suburbs.

Also Read: 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe' Animated Series Set at Netflix

Others lending their voices to the series include Nat Faxon, Will Forte, Tony Hale, Jason Mantzoukas, Sam Richardson, Bresha Webb and Greta Lee.

The series is a co-production of Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Fox,
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 7 Premiere: Vanessa Bayer Polices the Streets With Patrolman Holt — 2020 First Look

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 7 Premiere: Vanessa Bayer Polices the Streets With Patrolman Holt — 2020 First Look
Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Raymond Holt has a “pretty cool” new partner — and TVLine has your exclusive first look.

Saturday Night Live alum Vanessa Bayer will appear in multiple episodes during Season 7 as Debbie Fogel, a uniformed officer at the Nine-Nine who gets paired with the stoic captain. As viewers will recall, new acting commissioner Madeline Wuntch (recurring guest star Kyra Sedgwick) placed Holt on patrol duty after she learned that her arch-nemesis only served one month as a patrolman before he moved up to detective. He was last seen directing traffic in the middle of a busy intersection.

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Heidi Gardner’s Kooky ‘Weekend Update’ Characters Make News on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Heidi Gardner’s Kooky ‘Weekend Update’ Characters Make News on ‘Saturday Night Live’
When extra laughs are required on “Weekend Update” these days, Bailey Gismert sometimes answers the call.

The ersatz teenager character, one of several popular figures played by “Saturday Night Live’s” Heidi Gardner, is supposed to review movies, but typically ends up insulting “Update” co-anchor Michael Che, rolling her eyes, and having an emotional breakdown. Audiences seem to love it.

“Parents will come up to me and say, ‘How do you know my daughter?’” recounts Gardner, who is in third season with the NBC late-night mainstay – her first in the main cast. Sometimes, she says in a recent interview, parents even tell her they can’t watch her in the role, because the mercurial Gismert just seems too close to a teenage daughter or friend they know.

Heidi Gardner turns awkwardness into art each week on “SNL.”

She has gained traction on the show by playing funny-but-fragile characters on “Update
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The Best New Books of November 2019

The Best New Books of November 2019
We love these products, and we hope you do too. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not E!. As we bid farewell to spooky season and say hello to November, it's time to turn a new page on some great books coming out this month! When the leaves change and we anticipate impending travel for the holidays, we can't think of anything better than cracking open a new read on the weekend or on your next flight home. From hilarious celebrity memoirs—from Jenny Slate—to new adventures in fantasy to self-help manifestos, we've handpicked the latest books to feed your brain (and soul!) With so many new...
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Jenny Slate Ruined Her Fiancé's Proposal With a Mouthful of Sausage

Jenny Slate Ruined Her Fiancé's Proposal With a Mouthful of Sausage
Jenny Slate really knows how to make a moment memorable. During a Tuesday appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the comedian shared the story of how her fiancé Ben Shattuck proposed at an idyllic, abandoned castle—and how she nearly ruined everything. "We were in France," she told Jimmy Fallon. "And as it happens when you're in France, we came upon an abandoned castle. This happened to me! This is not a lie. We get to the castle, and it's like, 'Oh, it's locked.' But then, of course, we push the gate because we're curious." Though the Parks & Recreation alum was expecting to find a haunted mansion a...
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Netflix Will Scale Back on Stand-up Specials as They Re-work Comedy Sector

Netflix is overhauling it’s comedy section big time in the coming month as it looks to scale back on the number of stand-up specials it produces year to year. The streamer has been practically prolific in every way with its investment into its comedy endeavors. Recent specials showcasing a variety of comics include Jenny Slate, Dave Chappelle, and Ellen DeGeneres, which live alongside stand-up showcases like the aptly named series The Stand-Ups as well as more traditional comedy shows focused on the stand-up craft like Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee hosted by Jerry Seinfeld and …
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12 Movies That Explore the World of Stand-Up Comedy

12 Movies That Explore the World of Stand-Up Comedy
Sometimes stand-up comics are the best characters to lead films.

While many comedians have stand-up specials, a number of comics have taken inspiration from their stand-up pasts and have portrayed big-screen characters pursuing a career telling jokes. For instance, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Jenny Slate are among those that have played fictional comedians in movies.

From the 1983 movie The King of Comedy to the 2019 biographical film Dolemite Is My Name, there are a number of pics that tell the stories of characters that work in the stand-up comedy industry.

While some of the films are specifically about a ...
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Jenny Slate Says Dropping the F-Bomb on ‘SNL’ Isn’t What Got Her Fired

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Jenny Slate Says Dropping the F-Bomb on ‘SNL’ Isn’t What Got Her Fired
Comedian and actress Jenny Slate is known for projects like the Netflix film “Obvious Child,” her role as Mona-Lisa Saperstein on “Parks and Recreation” — and a brief, one season stint on “Saturday Night Live” which ended in her being fired after making headlines for saying f— on air.

But in a recent interview with InStyle, Slate clarified the real reason she believes she was fired from “SNL.”

“By the way, everyone always thinks I got fired for saying f—: I didn’t, that’s not why I got fired. I just didn’t belong there,” she said. “I didn’t do a good job, I didn’t click. I have no idea how [‘SNL’ creator] Lorne [Michaels] felt about me. All I know is, it didn’t work for me, and I got fired.”

Also Read: 'SNL' Fires New Cast Member Shane Gillis After Outcry Over Racist Jokes

Though her stint on
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‘Jenny Slate: Stage Fright’ Review: Equal Parts Silliness and Sincerity

Does Jenny Slate really have “stage fright,” like her new Netflix comedy special claims? Upon first glance, it seems like an overmodest, even preposterous claim. Slate owns the stage with unbridled enthusiasm, glee, and a special brand of confidence. She absolutely radiates with self-love, laughing at her own riffs while saying, “I’m my biggest fan, I guess.” And yet, at the center of this uniquely bold stage presence lies a palpable sense of anxiety and, yes, fright, even before Slate starts tackling these issues explicitly. How did such a gulf between performing bravado and inner turmoil exist simultaneously? …
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The TVLine-Up: What's Returning, New and Leaving the Week of Oct. 20

This weekly feature is in addition to TVLine’s daily What to Watch listings.

With nearly 500 scripted shows now airing across broadcast, cable, streaming and whatever “Wow Presents Plus” is, it’s easy to forget that a favorite comedy is returning, or that the new “prestige drama” you anticipated is about to debut. So consider this our reminder to set your DVR, order a Season Pass, pop a fresh Memorex into the Vcr… however it is you roll.

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‘Big Mouth’: The 1st 21 Netflix episodes ranked worst to best, including ‘The Planned Parenthood Show,’ ‘My Furry Valentine’

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‘Big Mouth’: The 1st 21 Netflix episodes ranked worst to best, including ‘The Planned Parenthood Show,’ ‘My Furry Valentine’
All right my dudes and lady dudes, stop quoting Guy Bilzerian’s law commercials because “Big Mouth” has now returned for its third season! To celebrate this great occasion, along with Netflix’s decision to renew the show through season six, we’re taking a look back at the show’s greatest episodes from the first two seasons and ranking all 21 of them from worst to best.

The show centers on a group of pre-teens who are being clobbered on all sides by puberty on both a physical level and an emotional one. The two main characters are Nick Birch (Nick Kroll) and Andrew Glouberman (John Mulaney), who are best friends but at different stages of puberty. It’s not kicking in for Nick, who still hasn’t even had a growth spurt, while it’s hit Andrew like a freight train. The effects of this include an early mustache and his own hormone monster,
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‘Big Mouth’: All 21 episodes from 1st seasons ranked worst to best

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‘Big Mouth’: All 21 episodes from 1st seasons ranked worst to best
All right my dudes and lady dudes, stop quoting Guy Bilzerian’s law commercials because “Big Mouth” has now returned for its third season! To celebrate this great occasion, along with Netflix’s decision to renew the show through season six, we’re taking a look back at the show’s greatest episodes from the first two seasons and ranking all 21 of them from worst to best.

The show centers on a group of pre-teens who are being clobbered on all sides by puberty on both a physical level and an emotional one. The two main characters are Nick Birch (Nick Kroll) and Andrew Glouberman (John Mulaney), who are best friends but at different stages of puberty. It’s not kicking in for Nick, who still hasn’t even had a growth spurt, while it’s hit Andrew like a freight train. The effects of this include an early mustache and his own hormone monster,
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Trailers of the Week: ‘Stage Fright,’ ‘The Preppy Murder,’ ‘The Turning’

Lost in Space Season 2

The Robinson family returns, only, something’s missing: their Robot. Between clips of unending sea and the depths of space (filmed in Iceland and Vancouver), the youngest Robinson, Will, pines for their missing comrade and resolves to find him, even if seems like a hopeless quest. “It’s not like he left you a map,” a voiceover tells Will. Of course, that’s only a minor inconvenience for this space-exploring family whose will to survive has already been proven. December 24th on Netflix.

The Preppy Murder:
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Jenny Slate Has a Very Neurotic (and Hilarious) Comedy Special Coming to Netflix

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Jenny Slate is one of the most dynamic, energetic stand-up comedians performing right now, which makes the revelation that she has severe stage fright fairly surprising. Nevertheless, she decided to push through for her new Netflix special, aptly titled Stage Fright, which begins streaming on Oct. 22.

In the trailer for the comedy special, above, Slate not only performs on stage in New York City but also weaves in footage from her childhood home videos and intimate interviews with her family - her mom, dad, two sisters, and two grandmothers. From discussing the terrifying ghosts that haunted her Massachusetts home growing up to a story about being impressed by midnight Catholic mass, you can fully expect Slate to go there.

Watch the trailer for Stage Fright, then check out all the other incredible titles arriving on Netflix this month!
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7 New Netflix Shows in October 2019, and the Best Reasons to Watch

7 New Netflix Shows in October 2019, and the Best Reasons to Watch
1. “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” (available October 11)

Why Should I Watch? How can you not watch? After delivering one of the few widely beloved series finales ever and then following it up with an improbably successful prequel series, Vince Gilligan has decided to continue the “Breaking Bad” story through its sole surviving character, Jesse Pinkman.

Aaron Paul was always game to come back to the role, teasing cameos on “Better Call Saul” for years, and now the world will see if a new movie – er, sorry, a new “Netflix Television Event” can recapture the magic that captivated TV viewers (and Emmy voters) for five enthralling seasons.

Whether it turns out as excellent as its predecessors or as terrible as our worst nightmares, “El Camino” is still a must-watch.

Bonus Reason: Written and directed by Gilligan, “El Camino” is also an invitation to see how “Breaking Bad” works in a new format.
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‘Big Mouth’ Review: ‘Disclosure the Movie: The Musical’ Underscores a Stellar Season 3

‘Big Mouth’ Review: ‘Disclosure the Movie: The Musical’ Underscores a Stellar Season 3
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Big Mouth” Season 3, including the ending.]

Disclosure” isn’t a movie I hear too many kids talking about these days. Barry Levinson’s 1994 drama stars two icons of their era, Demi Moore and Michael Douglas, and features a few steamy scenes (also very much of the era) wrapped up in a bigger, grosser movie about a new boss (Moore) who accuses her employee (Douglas) of sexual harassment as payback for him refuting her advances. It… isn’t exactly a classic. In fact, the adaptation of Michael Crichton’s bestseller was only recently brought back to the edge of prominence as the #MeToo movement started gaining steam, and scared, cowardly men needed a recognizable scapegoat scenario to toss out when they were accused of sexual harassment.

So why does “Big Mouth” devote an entire episode of Season 3 to its adolescent stars turning that film into a school musical? In short, because
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