It's been six years since Juno won Diablo Cody an Oscar, but now her career is taking a very different turn: television. She's not going to be writing a show, but she's going to be showing us all around Hollywood in her TBS reality show Me Time with Diablo Cody. Huh, the title makes it sound more about massages and reading magazines in a comfy chair.
The network unveiled all of their new shows at their upfront on Wednesday (jeez, even your cousin's YouTube channel seems like it has an upfront these days) and this show seemed to be the best of the bunch. We also heard about Steve Carell cop parody Tribeca, the self-explanatory Bad Parents, Dad Stop Embarrassing Me which is about Jamie Foxx and some of the movie roles he chooses, old/young odd couple comedy Dream House, barbershop comedy Clipsters, and Cheeseheads, which is about the fans of the Green Bay Packers, not a sci-fi show about people who live on the moon and are made out of cheese.
TBS slogan is "Very funny." Let's hope that at least the Diablo Cody show is!
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So, you're hanging out with Seth Rogen, when he suggests you head over to James Franco's place for a big party. Nnaturally, Craig Robinson and Danny McBride tag along. At this party, things get a tad out of hand: Mindy Kaling affirms that she wants to sleep with Michael Cera, who gets slapped by Rihanna and blows a handful of cocaine into Christopher Mintz-Plasse's face while Jonah Hill laughs at the lot of them.
All in good, typical Hollywood fun, as you'd imagine. Until fires break out on the horizon, gaping hole opens up in the lawn, swallowing Jason Segel, David Krumholtz, and Aziz Ansari alive. Things look mighty bad — peaking when an axe-wielding Emma Watson robs you of your what little sustenance you have in the wake of this mind-blowing apocalypse. And then ... fade to titles.
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Sounds kind of like that trippy dream you had when you fell asleep during a Freaks & Geeks marathon, doesn't it? That's pretty much what This Is the End looks like — all the people you like (or tolerate, anyway) from Paul Feig's high school drama, 40-Year-Old Virgin, Superbad, Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, and NBC's Thursday night lineup (with a few bonus players thrown in) facing off against a simple, accessible hurdle (the Apocalypse) with the promise of high-stakes fun. In short, it's candy.
Candy that involves an inebriated Michael Cera getting impaled by a lamppost. But candy nonetheless. Check out the red band trailer below!
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The only thing more feared on Valentine's Day than receiving a Whitman's sampler from your significant other which they clearly picked up from CVS on the way home, is being on the receiving end of of some truly awful pick-up lines from some creepy lonely heart. While some opt to say sweet nothings on candy hearts, some brave souls often test the waters with lines that can range from cheesy and embarrassing to sexy and flattering.
That's because pick-up lines are, in the end, all about the pick-up artist. Would Ryan Gosling's cocky come-ons in Crazy Stupid Love have worked if they hadn't been coming out of that mug? How about Meg Ryan's request to "Take me to bed or lose me forever" in Top Gun?
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But, even if you don't have Gosling-like looks (who among us mere mortals does?) it's all about the confidence. Case in point: Joey Tribbiani's (Matt LeBlanc) patented "How YOU doin'?" on Friends. The line isn't much, but it's all in the delivery. So, don't fear the pick-up lines on Valentine's Day, just take a cue from some of the best ones from television and movies. (And avoid the others we list at all costs). Check out our Best and Worst Pop Culture come-ons and pick-up lines below. Oh, and, how you doin'?
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- "How YOU doin'?" Joey (Matt LeBlanc) on Friends
-"You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how." - Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) in Gone with the Wind
- “You make me want to be a better man.” - Melvin (Jack Nicholson) in As Good As It Gets
- "Haaaaave you met me?" Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) on How I Met Your Mother
- "I like you, very much. Just as you are."- Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) in Bridget Jones' Diary
- "Here's looking at you, kid" - Rick (Humphrey Bogart) in Casablanca
- "Mind if I get drunk with you?" - Dennis (Clark Gable) in Red Dust
Any of the following by Jacob (Ryan Gosling) in Crazy Stupid Love:
- "Suck me, beautiful" - Oz (Chris Klein) in American Pie
- "You should do something with that sourpuss, you're very beautiful" - Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) on Mad Men
- "My name is George. I'm unemployed, and I live with my parents." - George (Jason Alexander) on Seinfeld
- "I would like to extend to you an invitation to the pants party.” - Brick (Steve Carell) in Anchorman
- "Girl, you're more precious than Precious."- Tom (Aziz Ansari) in Parks and Recreation
- "Wanna play a game? You can be Little Red Riding Hood and I’ll be the Big Bad Wolf." - Jacob (Taylor Lautner) in Twilight
So bad and INCREDIBLY NSFW we can't even write it:
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“Your eyes are amazing, do you know that? You should never shut them, not even at night.” - Paul (Olivier Martinez) in Unfaithful
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From her very first scene as Sue Sylvester on Glee, Jane Lynch established herself as one of television’s greatest powerhouses. She demanded that we acknowledge her existence whenever she marched into a scene, and that’s no easy feat when you consider how much eye candy and over-the-top theatrics that is on that show. Within the first few episodes it was obvious that even though Glee is a show about how difficult it is for teenagers to discover and express their own identities, Lynch skillfully managed to portray the important message that sometimes, adults don’t really have life figured out that much, either. And so because her witty and enthusiastic personality translates so well on television, Lynch was chosen to host the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards.
Jane Lynch was born in July of 1960 and raised in Dolton, Illinois. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in theatre from Illinois State University, she then went pursued her Masters in Fine Arts in theatre from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Afterwards, she moved to Chicago and spent the next ten years performing at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and traveling with the world famous improvisational group, The Second City. But it wasn’t until 1988 that she got her first film role, playing Ms. Lindstrom in Vice Versa. And then in 1993 she played a doctor who knew Harrison Ford’s character in The Fugitive. Over the course of the next ten years she appeared on countless television shows, including Friends, Felicity, Two and a Half Men, Weeds, Boston Legal, The L Word, Gilmore Girls, Psych, Monk, Arrested Development, Dawson’s Creek, and The New Adventures of Old Christine.
However, Lynch’s popularity soared once Judd Apatow’s The 40-Year-Old Virgin came out in 2005. In the movie she played SmartTech’s manager, Paula, who takes a particular liking to Steve Carell’s character of Andy, and offers herself up as his “fuck buddy.” In an NPR interview, Lynch explained how she became a part of the movie, and she said, “I have Steve Carell’s wife, Nancy Walls, to thank for [getting me the role]. It was a man’s part and she said, ‘Steve, you have too many men in your movie – you should audition Jane for the part.’” Lynch’s profoundly hilarious scene of serenading Carell’s character lead to her appearing in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, For Your Consideration, Role Models, and Julie & Julia.
Lynch expanded upon her esteemed career in television when she appeared on the first season of Starz's Party Down in 2009. The show revolved around a catering company in Los Angeles and depicted a group of six people who unenthusiastically served food at rich people's parties to earn money so they could pursue their other agendas. Though it developed a cult following, critics panned it and it was ultimately canceled after its second season. But luckily enough for Lynch, she only witnessed the good times because shortly after she finished filming the first season, she was cast as Sue Sylvester on Glee (which, of course, we all know was a tremendous hit). The first episode premiered on May 19th, 2009, and the season went on to earn nineteen Emmy nominations, four Golden Globe awards, and fifty-seven other awards. Two of those honors went to Lynch herself, and she capped off the year with both a Golden Globe and an Emmy.
And with that's how Jane Lynch finds herself with the duty of hosting this year's Emmy awards. In fact, she's double-booked herself! In addition to making sure all the show's transitions are smooth and all the music cues are adhered to, she's also nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Emmy! Which is good because either way, she'll be a winner on Sunday night.