The comedians were in a bar in Ann Arbor, Michigan enjoying a night out with The Office star's wife Emily Blunt and actress Alison Brie over the weekend (18-19Jun11) when a rowdy bachelorette party arrived at the venue.
After spotting the famous foursome, the group asked the two men to sing for them, and they happily obliged - jumping on stage with the bride-to-be, according to TMZ.com.
They then started singing Van Morrison's classic Brown Eyed Girl for the cheering crowd, before sexing up their set by grabbing a reveller's blow-up doll and dancing along with it on-stage.
Update: New panels announced for San Deigo Comic-Con! Exciting additions include Wednesday night previews of upcoming pilots, and an advance screening of the latest Torchwood episode. SDCC 2011 looks to continue the Comic-Con legacy as the pop-cultural smorgasbord of the year.
Earlier: Comic-Con promises, as always, a variety of worthwhile material. Some of the attendees this year are listed below, with many others yet to be confirmed.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22
UPDATE Special sneak-peak pilot screenings includes some interesting new programming:
J.J. Abram's new series Alcatraz, about the infamous prison; Person of Interest, a crime drama from Dark Knight scribe Jonathan Nolan; an anime adaptation of long-running CW show Supernatural, and supernatural romance drama The Secret Circle
THURSDAY, JULY 21
A screening of Awake: Following a car accident, a policeman and his son deal with the death of his wife … in a different reality, that same police and his wife deal with the death of their son. We have no idea which one is real, if either. Somebody really liked the last season of LOST.
Mike Judge's revival of his Beavis and Butthead series
Game of Thrones’ panel will include author George R. R. Martin, showrunner David Benioff, writer D.B. Weiss, and actors Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Jason Momoa, and Nikloaj Coster-Waldau.
Napoleon Dynamite the Animated Series (with a cast identical to that of the movie—minus Kip) will screen a preview.
Penn & Teller Tell a Lie
UPDATE: Advance screening of the third episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day
FRIDAY, JULY 22
UPDATE: The Big Bang Theory panel plus Q&A with cast
Bob’s Burgers will offer a preview of season 2, as well as a Q&A with writers and voice-actors, including H. Jon Benjamin and Kristen Schaal.
Bones/The Finder Panel discussion with writer Hart Hanson, producer Stephen Nathan, and actors David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel.
UPDATE: Children's Hospital screening of new episode, Q&A with cast including Rob Corddry and Malin Ackerman,
Falling Skies The new series that has nothing new to say about aliens
UPDATE: Green Lantern: The Animated Series video screening and Q&A
UPDATE: Locke and Key pilot screening, discussion featuring Joe Hill, Rodriguez, writer/producer JoshFriedman, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
Reign of the Dinosaurs Erik Nelson, David Krentz, Ricardo Delgado
Spartacus: Vengeance The unveiling of Liam McIntyre. Panelists include writer Steven DeKnight and actors Dustin Calre, Manu Bennett, Katrina Law and Xena herself.
UPDATE: World premiere of=""> Thundercats, the remake of the 80's cartoon. Episode screening and Q&A with cast.
Torchwood: Miracle Day The cast and crew will attend
True Blood The cast and crew host a panel in the show's fourth appearance at Comic-Con
SATURDAY, JULY 23
American Dad A season-7 preview featuring a guest appearance by Cee Lo Green. Panel discussion features the cast and crew, with conspicuous absence by Seth MacFarlene.
Family Guy Sneak preview of Stewie Goes for a Drive. Cast and crew on panel, again no MacFarlane.
UPDATE: Fringe panel, ="">Anna Torv, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole, John Noble, and executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman appear to answer questions about the intriguing past season.
Futurama The nerdiest show at the nerdiest event in nerddom. A sneak preview will feature the show manifested as Japanese anime, for probably no reason (the best reason of all). Bill Morrison moderates a panel including creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen join a panel of voice actors Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio and Maurice LaMarche.
UPDATE: Nikita panel and Q&A
Power Rangers Samurai
The Simpsons Matt Groening again appears on panel (and Seth couldn’t even do one), with Al Jean, Rob Lazebnik, Matt Warburton, Mike Anderson and Tom Gammill.
MTV’s Teen Wolf
Screening of the pilot for Terra Nova: a family from a hundred years in the future is transported to prehistory. Attendees include Stephen Lang, Rene Echevarria and Brannon Braga.
UPDATE: Vampire Diaries screening and Q&A with cast.
SUNDAY, JULY 24
The Cleveland Show will host a Q&A with cast and crew members following the show's Die-Hard
Allen Gregory (Jonah Hill's new animated series) Hill, David Goodman, Andrew Goodman, Jarrad Paul and voice cast will offer a sneak preview
Glee Creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk will show never-before-seen footage (there's probably singing)
UPDATE: Supernatural Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles return with additional cast to discuss the seventh season.
UPDATE: Young Justice producers and creative team Q&A.
Source: Hollywood Reporter, Bleeding Cool
The first and most important thing you should know about Paramount Pictures’ Thor is that it’s not a laughably corny comic book adaptation. Though you might find it hokey to hear a bunch of muscled heroes talk like British royalty while walking around the American Southwest in LARP garb director Kenneth Branagh has condensed vast Marvel mythology to make an accessible straightforward fantasy epic. Like most films of its ilk I’ve got some issues with its internal logic aesthetic and dialogue but the flaws didn’t keep me from having fun with this extra dimensional adventure.
Taking notes from fellow Avenger Iron Man the story begins with an enthralling event that takes place in a remote desert but quickly jumps back in time to tell the prologue which introduces the audience to the shining kingdom of Asgard and its various champions. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) son of Odin is heir to the throne but is an arrogant overeager and ill-tempered rogue whose aggressive antics threaten a shaky truce between his people and the frost giants of Jotunheim one of the universe’s many realms. Odin (played with aristocratic boldness by Anthony Hopkins) enraged by his son’s blatant disregard of his orders to forgo an assault on their enemies after they attempt to reclaim a powerful artifact banishes the boy to a life among the mortals of Earth leaving Asgard defenseless against the treachery of Loki his mischievous “other son” who’s always felt inferior to Thor. Powerless and confused the disgraced Prince finds unlikely allies in a trio of scientists (Natalie Portman Stellan Skarsgard and Kat Dennings) who help him reclaim his former glory and defend our world from total destruction.
Individually the make-up visual effects CGI production design and art direction are all wondrous to behold but when fused together to create larger-than-life set pieces and action sequences the collaborative result is often unharmonious. I’m not knocking the 3D presentation; unlike 2010’s genre counterpart Clash of the Titans the filmmakers had plenty of time to perfect the third dimension and there are only a few moments that make the decision to convert look like it was a bad one. It’s the unavoidable overload of visual trickery that’s to blame for the frost giants’ icy weaponized constructs and other hybrids of the production looking noticeably artificial. Though there’s some imagery to nitpick the same can’t be said of Thor’s thunderous sound design which is amped with enough wattage to power The Avengers’ headquarters for a century.
Chock full of nods to the comics the screenplay is both a strength and weakness for the film. The story is well sequenced giving the audience enough time between action scenes to grasp the characters motivations and the plot but there are tangential narrative threads that disrupt the focus of the film. Chief amongst them is the frost giants’ fore mentioned relic which is given lots of attention in the first act but has little effect on the outcome. In addition I felt that S.H.I.E.L.D. was nearly irrelevant this time around; other than introducing Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye the secret security faction just gets in the way of the movie’s momentum.
While most of the comedy crashes and burns there are a few laughs to be found in the film. Most come from star Hemsworth’s charismatic portrayal of the God of Thunder. He plays up the stranger-in-a-strange-land aspect of the story with his cavalier but charming attitude and by breaking all rules of diner etiquette in a particularly funny scene with the scientists whose respective roles as love interest (Portman) friendly father figure (Skarsgaard) and POV character (Dennings) are ripped right out of a screenwriters handbook.
Though he handles the humorous moments without a problem Hemsworth struggles with some of the more dramatic scenes in the movie; the result of over-acting and too much time spent on the Australian soap opera Home and Away. Luckily he’s surrounded by a stellar supporting cast that fills the void. Most impressive is Tom Hiddleston who gives a truly humanistic performance as the jealous Loki. His arc steeped in Shakespearean tragedy (like Thor’s) drums up genuine sympathy that one rarely has for a comic book movie villain.
My grievances with the technical aspects of the production aside Branagh has succeeded in further exploring the Marvel Universe with a film that works both as a standalone superhero flick and as the next chapter in the story of The Avengers. Thor is very much a comic book film and doesn’t hide from the reputation that its predecessors have given the sub-genre or the tropes that define it. Balanced pretty evenly between “serious” and “silly ” its scope is large enough to please fans well versed in the source material but its tone is light enough to make it a mainstream hit.
As promised, Snooki showed up at WWE's Wrestlemania XXVII last night and participated in a six person brawl with Trish Stratus, John Morrison, Dolph Zigger, Layla El and Michelle McCool. Once Stratus tagged her in, she did a roundoff backhandspring right into the chest of buxom McCool, who was then knocked out and became the recipient of a body slam. Apparently, Snooks was the captain of her high school cheerleading team and did gymnastics until she was 13. My oh my, it's amazing how people save the best of themselves for WWE.
The actor is about to launch his debut solo album, which features collaborations with Elton John and Gwyneth Paltrow, and he'll kick off a 20-date U.S. tour with a festival spot at Staples Center in Los Angeles on 14 May (11).
Morrison, who plays teacher Will Schuester on the hit show, can't wait to perform live: "I'll probably bring my ukelele with me, I'll probably bring my band with me."
Wango Tango host Ryan Seacrest has hinted that his co-presenter Britney Spears will introduce Morrison onstage.
Morrison's first tour will kick off in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 18 June (11).
The actor/singer has already scored a big collaboration with Sir Elton John for the forthcoming project, and now his new Glee pal has added her star power to the tracklisting.
Morrison has previously performed an acoustic version of the Wizard of Oz tune on the hit TV series, but insists the reworked song will be a whole new experience.
He tells EW.com, "People kind of know me for that song now. I wanted to do a duet with a female. I thought that was a good song to do, and we really did a different arrangement of it. It's a lot of strings, and it's beautiful.
"The hardest part of doing this album was asking these people favours, like Elton and her. I'm so not that guy."
The veteran actress was due to pick up an award at an HIV/Aids gala in New York on Wednesday (09Feb11), but she missed the event and Sir Elton John collected the prize on her behalf.
Taylor, who has a long history of health problems, was taken into Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Tuesday (08Feb11), according to her spokesperson.
Representative Sally Morrison reveals the 78-year-old star is being treated for the "ongoing" health problem, but it is unclear how long she will stay in the facility for.
A statement released to Access Hollywood reads, "Elizabeth Taylor was hospitalized earlier this week when she was taken to Cedars-Sinai suffering from symptoms caused by congestive heart failure, an ongoing condition. This issue is being addressed. She is currently being kept in the hospital for monitoring.
"Her family and close friends are appreciative of the warm support and interest of her loyal fans but have asked that people respect her privacy and allow her medical team the time and space to focus on restoring her back to health."
Taylor underwent heart surgery in 2009.
We all knew it was just a matter of time until Gwyneth Paltrow's Holly Holiday would return to Glee to lock lips with Will Schuester. Come on, you saw they way they sang together during "Umbrella" last time she was on the show. This time, the folks at Glee are going to make it happen for real, and to mark the occasion, Holly and Schue will sing Prince's "Kiss" together.
Now, you may not know this, but it's usually kind of a pain in the ass to get licensing for Prince's music, but even he lifted the red tape for the royal Gleeks. (Are you seeing this, Kings of Leon?) As should be the case when you're dealing with anything related to Prince, things are going to get a little steamy. Holly is returning to William McKinley as a substitute Sex Ed teacher and this little duet is supposed to get a little sexy. I can already hear the groans of fans who want desperately for Schue and Emma to get it on. Guys. I understand. Will and Emma are the Ross and Rachel of Glee. It's cool. However, at the moment, Emma happens to be in wedded bliss with John Stamos' Carl the dentist; can we give Will a break from chasing a married woman and let him have a little fun with the kooky sub? I say yes. Let him have his fun. He needs to loosen up anyway.
Gwyneth's return to Glee airs March 8 at 8 p.m. on Fox.
Source: TV Line
Sue Sylvester is an independent lady who doesn't need a man - why else would she have married herself? But even the most self-reliant women like a little action here and there and Glee star Matthew Morrison agrees, he just happens to be courting the last person you'd suspect for the role. He wants to bring Elton John onboard for an episode and his main concern is getting Sue some lovin'. Nothing's official yet, but with Glee's track record with big-name music legacies, I don't think it's all that unlikely.
Also on the Glee-front, is the new promo for the long-awaited return to Fox right after the Super Bowl on Feb. 6. It's got glimpses of the highly anticipated football field "Thriller" routine and Katie Couric? Check it out.
"I just did it! It's a duet. It's great, really fantastic. He sings great on it. It's a medley of Mona Lisas and Madhatters going into Rocket Man. I did it on Monday." SIR ELTON JOHN is delighted with his collaboration with GLEE star MATTHEW MORRISON for the singer/actor's upcoming solo album, Bringing It to the Masses.