May 20, 2013 1:57pm EST
Tangled star Zachary Levi is set to make his Broadway debut in new musical comedy First Date. The actor will play highly-strung bachelor Aaron, who is paired up with a serial dater named Casey, played by Smash beauty Krysta Rodriguez.
The production, to be directed by Bill Berry, will follow the couple's romantic evening as it gets interrupted by fake emergency phone calls and manipulative exes.
Arrested Development's Sara Chase and Kate Loprest of Boardwalk Empire will round out the cast.
Levi will take his first bow at New York City's Longacre Theatre on 9 July (13).
April 30, 2013 1:38pm EST
New TV series are coming out of every nook and cranny in the observable world nowadays. Amazon got it on the trend, while Netflix has been working fast on its own line of original content, becoming more popular than most cable networks (including HBO) in the process. Now, Yahoo is getting into the programming game with six new shows. Not to mention the back seats of taxi cabs. Where does it end? And do we even want it to? Taking a look at Yahoo's forthcoming slate, we're not quite sure where we stand.
Among the likes of Yahoo's six new prospects, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, are two cooking programs, a style piece, and a sex talk show with a Full House alum... so you know, all the basics. Check out the list below:
Losing Your Virginity with John StamosA talk series that has Full House and Glee star John Stamos interviewing celebrities about their "first times."
Tiny CommandoA high-concept comedy featuring The Office and The Hangover star Ed Helms as a four-inch-tall private investigator, working alongside Gillian Jacobs (Community) and Zachary Levi (Chuck) to solve big crimes. Sounds kind of familiar...
Cinema & SpiceA combination cooking show and film discussion, delivered by Spill.com contributor Julianna Strickland and Natasha Feldman.
Grill GirlsAnother cooking show, featuring Chef Megan Mitchell.
We Need HelpA comedic series centered on actresses and friends Cheryl Hines and Rachael Harris and their beleaguered joint assistant.
Fashion RecipeStylist Brett Alan Nelson monopolizes on the opportunities in various articles of clothing.
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April 21, 2013 1:15pm EST
Last Friday while watching Happy Endings on ABC (which you all should be, too) I noticed a promo for a movie called Remember Sunday, which airs on Sunday, April 21, on ABC at 9 PM ET. It stars former Chuck star Zachary Levi as Gus, a man who can't make new memories who is falling in love with Molly, played by future Mrs. Pete Campbell, Alexis Bledel.
Hmmm. Now, where have I seen this before?
Ah yes! This is exactly the plot of 50 First Dates, the 2004 movie where Drew Barrymore plays Lucy, a woman who can't make new memories falling in love with Henry, played by Adam Sandler. What, did the producers of this movie think that we all went to bed and just forgot about this hit romantic comedy? Apparently. Here are 14 ways that Remembering Sunday has ripped off its amnesiac predecessor. Warning there are spoilers ahead!
Remember Sunday: Gus can't make new memories. 50 First Dates: Lucy can't make new memories.
Remember Sunday: Gus meets Molly at a diner. 50 First Dates: Lucy meets Henry at a diner.
Remember Sunday: Gus has a well-meaning sister played by an actor from a great sitcom (Merritt Wever from Nurse Jackie) to take care of him. 50 First Dates: Lucy has a well-meaning father played by an actor from a great sitcom (John Mahoney from Frasier) to take care of her.
Remember Sunday: Gus has a goofy best friend who is a meat head who needs to exercise more. 50 First Dates: Lucy has a goofy best friend who is a meat head who needs to exercise less.
Remember Sunday: Every morning Gus reads from a file so that he knows what happened to him and what will happen that day. 50 First Dates: Every morning Lucy watches a video so that she knows what happened to her and what will happen that day.
Remember Sunday: Gus' family members warn Molly to be kind to him because of his condition. 50 First Dates: Lucy's family warn Henry to be kind to her because of her condition.
Remember Sunday: Molly has a huge dream (her own flower shop) that she needs to get more money to complete. 50 First Dates: Henry has a huge dream (sailing to Alaska) that he needs to get more money to complete.
Remember Sunday: Molly does embarrassing things that Gus doesn't remember and goes out with her anyway. 50 First Dates: Henry does embarrassing things that Lucy doesn't remember and goes out with him anyway.
Remember Sunday: Gus has a crazy job that only people in the movies have: an astrophysicist. 50 First Dates: Henry has a crazy job that only people in the movies have: a veterinarian/dolphin trainer.
Remember Sunday: Molly's annoying best friend tries to prevent her relationship with Gus.50 First Dates: Henry's annoying best friend tries to...oh, who knows what the hell Rob Schneider is ever trying to do.
Remember Sunday: Eventually Gus says that he wants Molly to forget about him and move on with her life. 50 First Dates: Eventually Lucy says that she wants Henry to forget about her and move on with his life.
Remember Sunday: With all evidence of Molly erased, Gus moves on with his life, but is still somehow reminded of her. 50 First Dates: With all evidence of Henry erased, Lucy moves on with her life but is still somehow reminded of him.
Remember Sunday: A Go-Gos song is featured prominently. 50 First Dates: A Beach Boys song is featured prominently.
Remember Sunday: Gus and Molly meet again and start dating all over again. 50 First Dates: Lucy and Henry meet again and start dating all over again.
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April 20, 2013 4:15pm EST
Hallmark Hall of Fame's newest movie, Remember Sunday might give you some deja vu: think 50 First Dates with fewer laughs and a lot more heart.
In Remember Sunday, Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel plays Molly, a down-on-her luck waitress who can never seem to catch a break. That's until she meets Gus, played by Chuck cutie Zachary Levi, and things finally start to look up. Unfortunately, three years ago, Gus suffered a brain aneurysm, which left him with complete loss of his short‐term memory. That means each day is a brand new day for Gus and, despite the fact that he is never able to remember Molly, there is something special about her makes him fall in love with her all over again. Every day.
At the film's premiere Levi explained to Hollywood.com that Gus’s memory condition would be a challenge for any couple, but their determination is what makes Gus and Molly so special. “They have a lot of heart. They care about each other, and they care enough to struggle and try and work it out,” he said. Bledel agreed with the sentiment, saying she was drawn to Molly’s willingness to take chances with her heart. “They really both are willing to work hard to make somebody else happy and they just have such a great willingness to do that and naturally they’re just great people."
Now, any girl would be hesitant to jump into a relationship with a man who doesn't remember you in the morning, and Bledel explained that Molly will question whether or not this is something she wants to be a part of. “It’s an incredible challenge so we don’t know how long they actually can be together, but I think the fact that she even decides to try is very moving and inspiring,” Bledel said.
Viewers will ultimately be left smiling when the ending credits for Remember Sunday roll across their TV screens this weekend, but the movie’s final scene still leaves the audience to fill in the blank about the couple’s future. In fact, Levi said that this was one of the very reasons he signed on for the film. He explained, “We don’t really know [what happens to the couple] and the reality is that was something I actually appreciated about the script. It kind of leaves it a little bit open-ended for the audience to decide."
Remember that Remember Sunday, premieres this — you guessed it — Sunday, April 21, at 9 PM on ABC.
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November 23, 2012 4:00am EST
Hilary Duff, Matt Bomer, Zachary Levi and Blair Underwood also volunteered to help feed the less fortunate at the Los Angeles Mission, on the eve of the official U.S. holiday on Thursday (22Nov12).
The annual charity event is hosted by veteran actor Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne.
They weren't the only celebrities to spread a little festive cheer - actress Kyra Sedgwick spent Thanksgiving day taking supplies to New Yorkers affected by superstorm Sandy last month (Oct12).
September 09, 2012 9:05am EST
After a three-year engagement, The Avengers' Cobie Smulders married SNL actor Taran Killam in California on Saturday.
According to People.com, the couple — who have been dating for eight years, and have a three-year-old daughter together — tied the knot at the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in the town of Solvang. Smulders' How I Met Your Mother costars Alyson Hannigan and Neil Patrick Harris were among the 300 guests who witnessed the quick 15 minute ceremony. After which partygoers were taken to the lakeside reception by hay ride. The cost to rent the place for the night? $43,000.
Good thing the couple both return to work later this month: the new season of SNL airs on Sept. 15, and season 8 of HIMYM premieres Sept. 24. Sounds like they've already spent those paychecks!
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September 06, 2012 5:00am EST
"Twitter alerted me & Zachary Levi 2 (to) our existence in London @ (at) the same time. So 2nite (tonight) we got to be besties London-style! Thanks, Twitter." Olivia Munn enjoyed an unexpected night out with her actor pal Zachary Levi in the U.K. capital on Wednesday (05Sep12).
June 11, 2012 11:20am EST
If you thought The Avengers was great (and odds are, you did), imagine how much greater it would have been with a laugh track. All the big screen superhero adventure you could want, with the feel of a good ol' network sitcom. Apparently, the minds behind Marvel are opting for this, however in a much subtler fashion than canning well-timed guffaws and provocative "ooh"s throughout their films: casting.
As you may have heard, Chuck star Zachary Levi is being considered to join the cast of Thor 2, potentially replacing Josh Dallas as Fandral the Dashing (one third of Asgard's Warriors Three). Levi is not the first small screen star to join in on the Marvel Universe — Captain America and The Avengers placed the character S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill in the hands of Cobie Smulders, better known as How I Met Your Mother's Robin Scherbatsky. Additionally, S.H.I.E.L.D. fan favorite Phil Coulson (Thor, The Avengers) is a starring player on the CBS comedy The New Adventures of Old Christine.
And then there are the one timers: Modern Family star Ty Burrell in The Incredible Hulk, 2 Broke Girls' Kat Dennings in Thor, and sitcom icon Garry Shandling in Iron Man 2. But who else can Disney pull from your weeknight lineup to join the Marvel Universe?
Danny Pudi (Community's Abed Nadir) as Ultron
Louis CK (of Louie) as Baron Zemo
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Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation's Ron Swanson) as Ivan Petrovich
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June 09, 2012 8:02am EST
The life of an actor may seem glamorous, spending their days starring in movies and TV we love, walking the red carpet at extravagant events to fill the time in-between. But remember: it's still a job, and occasionally a Hollywood talent is faced with a difficult decision that could change the course of his or her career. In this case, it's Josh Dallas, regular on ABC's hit fantasy series Once Upon a Time and costar in the original Thor movie. With OUAT picked up for a second season and Thor 2 preparing to go into production, Dallas had a sticky situation on his hands. Unfortunately, he couldn't swing both.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Dallas has bowed out of Thor 2 comitting to his TV series over his role as the mighty warrior Fandral. Commenting on the decision, Dallas explained, "The timing wasn’t right. I’m bummed about it because I had such a great experience and great time making the first film and was really excited about coming back. Marvel and Disney tried to make it work. But because of my commitment to Once Upon a Time, I was not going to be able to do both. So I’ll have to hand the reins over to someone else. I love Marvel. I wish them all the best. I will certainly be first in line to see it."
Now Marvel is quickly searching for a replacement for its big screen mythological sequel, and according to Hollywood Reporter, they may be honing in on a name that surfaced during Thor casting. Chuck star Zachary Levi is reportedly being tapped to replace Dallas. It's an interesting twist of fate — back in 2010, Levi was origianlly courted for the role but had to decline due to his commitment to Chuck. Now, negotiations are imminent for the star to take on his originally lost role.
While it's a loss for Marvel to lose consistency between their two films, the role of Fandral wasn't huge in the first movie and Dallas has a much bigger part in Once Upon a Time. Careerwise, it's the right move, and now Levi is getting a chance at the big screen after many years starring in a cult hit. Win win for all involved.
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May 18, 2012 12:49pm EST
The first batch of Teen Choice Award nominations for 2012 have just been announced and it's no surprise that vampires are still the hottest topic in town. No one can resist The Smolder Holder, nor should they try. That's right, The CW hit The Vampire Diaries it already leading the pack, earning an impressive six nominations, surpassing the likes of American Idol and Justin Bieber who each received five nods, respectively.
Ryan Gosling, 21 Jump Street, and those wildly popular Avengers also get a few well deserved nods amid the slew of movie categories.
The Teen Choice Awards were established in 1999 for the purpose of honoring the year's biggest achievements in music, movies, sports, television, fashion and more. Teens between the ages of 13-19 are able to vote, so being a teen at heart (sadly) doesn't count. The show will air live on July 22 at 8 PM ET on Fox.
Check out the list of nominees below and click here to vote for your favorites online now, youngsters.
Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Once Upon a Time
The Vampire Diaries
Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Jensen Ackles, Supernatural
Joshua Jackson, Fringe
Jared Padalecki, Supernatural
Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries
Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries
Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
Ginnifer Goodwin, Once Upon a Time
Kat Graham, The Vampire Diaries
Anna Paquin, True Blood
Anna Torv, Fringe
Choice TV Show: Comedy
2 Broke Girls
The Big Bang Theory
Choice TV Show: Drama
Pretty Little Liars
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
The Hunger Games
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Wrath of the Titans
Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Robert Downey, Jr., The Avengers
Chris Hemsworth, The Avengers
Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games” and “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Choice Movie: Comedy
21 Jump Street
Crazy, Stupid, Love
What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
Jason Biggs, American Reunion
Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love
Jonah Hill, 21 Jump Street
Chris Rock, What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Channing Tatum, 21 Jump Street
Choice Movie: Drama
The Lucky One
We Bought a Zoo
Choice Movie Actor: Drama
Matt Damon, We Bought a Zoo
Zac Efron, The Lucky One
Ryan Gosling, Drive
Channing Tatum, The Vow
Justin Timberlake, In Time
Next: More TV Nominations.Choice TV Actor: Drama
Penn Badgley, Gossip Girl
David Boreanaz, Bones
Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars
Kiefer Sutherland, Touch
Ed Westwick, Gossip Girl
Choice TV Actress: Drama
Emily Deschanel, Bones
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ringer
Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars
Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl
Emily VanCamp, Revenge
Choice TV Show: Action
NCIS: Los Angeles
Choice TV Actor: Action
LL Cool J, NCIS: Los Angeles
Daniel Dae Kim, Hawaii Five-O
Zachary Levi, Chuck
Adam Rodriguez, CSI: Miami
Shane West, Nikita
Choice TV Actress: Action
Lyndsy Fonseca, Nikita
Linda Hunt, NCIS: Los Angeles
Grace Park, Hawaii Five-O
Maggie Q, Nikita
Yvonne Strahovski, Chuck
Choice TV Actor: Comedy
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Chris Colfer, Glee
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Ashton Kutcher, Two And a Half Men
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Choice TV Actress: Comedy
Miranda Cosgrove, iCarly
Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lea Michele, Glee
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Choice TV: Animated Show
Beavis and Butt-head
Next: Welcome To Reality.Choice TV: Reality Competition Show
America’s Next Top Model
Survivor: One World
The X Factor
Choice TV: Male Personality
Nick Cannon, America’s Got Talent
Simon Cowell, The X Factor
Cee Lo Green, The Voice
Gordon Ramsay, Hell's Kitchen
Steven Tyler, American Idol
Choice TV: Female Personality
Christina Aguilera, The Voice
Tyra Banks, America’s Next Top Model
Carrie Ann Inaba, Dancing With The Stars
Jennifer Lopez, American Idol
Jessica Simpson, Fashion Star
Choice TV: Reality Show
Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Tia & Tamera
Choice TV: Male Reality Star
Paul DJ "Pauly D” DelVecchio, Jersey Shore and The Pauly D Project
Rob Dyrdek, Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness
William Levy, Dancing With The Stars
Scotty McCreery, American Idol
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Jersey Shore
Choice TV: Female Reality Star
Lauren Alaina, American Idol
Melanie Amaro, The X Factor
The Kardashians, Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Tia & Tamera Mowry, Tia & Tamera
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jersey Shore
Next: More Movie Nominations.Choice Movie: Action
Act of Valor
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Choice Movie Actor: Action
Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Robert Downey, Jr., Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Tom Hardy, Warrior
Taylor Lautner, Abduction
Logan Lerman, The Three Musketeers
Choice Movie Actress: Action
Salma Hayek, Puss in Boots
Milla Jovovich, The Three Musketeers
Paula Patton, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Noomi Rapace, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Zoe Saldana, Colombiana”
Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Lily Collins, Mirror Mirror
Vanessa Hudgens, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Scarlett Johansson, The Avengers
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Choice Movie Actress: Drama
Sandra Bullock, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Viola Davis, The Help
Scarlett Johansson, We Bought a Zoo
Rachel McAdams, The Vow
Emma Stone, The Help
Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
Cameron Diaz, What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Alyson Hannigan, American Reunion
Jennifer Lopez, What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Emma Stone, Crazy, Stupid, Love
Reese Witherspoon, This Means War
Next: Music Nominations.Choice Male Artist
Choice Female Artist
Choice Music Group
Selena Gomez & The Scene
Gym Class Heroes
Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist
Choice Rock Group
The Black Keys
Foster The People
Choice Rock Song
“Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys
“Pumped Up Kicks,” Foster The People
“We Are Young,” fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
“Somebody That I Used To Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra
Choice Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist
Choice Single by a Group
“We Are Young,” fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
“Hit The Lights,” Selena Gomez & The Scene
“Ass Back Home,” Gym Class Heroes featuring Neon Hitch
“Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
“Moves Like Jagger,” Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera
Choice Single by a Female Artist
“Set Fire to the Rain,” Adele
“Stronger,” Kelly Clarkson
“Dance Again,” Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
“Part of Me,” Katy Perry
“Eyes Open,” Taylor Swift
Choice Single by a Male Artist
“Boyfriend,” Justin Bieber
“Take Care,” Drake featuring Rihanna
“Good Feeling,” Flo Rida
“It Will Rain,” Bruno Mars
“Give Me Everything (Tonight),” Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack & Nayer
Choice Male Country Artist
Choice Female Country Artist
Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song
“Love on Top,” Beyonce
“Take Care,” Drake featuring Rihanna
“Wild Ones,” Flo Rida featuring Sia
“Without You,” David Guetta featuring Usher
“Starships,” Nicki Minaj
Choice Country Song
“Tattoos on This Town,” Jason Aldean
“Crazy Girl,” Eli Young Band
“Storm Warning,” Hunter Hayes
“God Gave Me You,” Blake Shelton
“Sparks Fly,” Taylor Swift
Choice Country Group
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Fashion, Sports & More!FASHION
Choice Fashion Icon: Female
Choice Fashion Icon: Male
Cee Lo Green
Choice Female Hottie
Choice Male Hottie
Choice Female Athlete
Kelly Clark (Snowboarding)
Maria Sharapova (Tennis)
Hope Solo (Soccer)
Lindsey Vonn (Skiing)
Serena Williams (Tennis)
Choice Male Athlete
David Beckham (Soccer)
Kobe Bryant (Basketball)
Albert Pujols (Baseball)
Tim Tebow (Football)
Shaun White (Snowboarding/Skateboarding/Surfing)
The Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins
The Giver, Lois Lowry
The Twilight Saga, Stephenie Meyer
Divergent trilogy, Veronica Roth
The Lucky One, Nicholas Sparks