Former Will & Grace star Sean Hayes is set to reunite with the show's director James Burrows on hit sitcom The Millers.
The comedian has been tapped as a series regular for the upcoming second season of the comedy, which stars Beau Bridges, Margo Martindale and Arrested Development's Will Arnett.
The casting reunites him with TV legend Burrows, who directs The Millers, and also worked with Hayes on all eight seasons of Will & Grace.
Hayes was last seen in his own sitcom, Sean Saves the World, but the programme was cancelled earlier this year (14) after just 15 episodes.
Proving that there’s nothing Hollywood won’t reboot if given then chance, a new Scooby Doo movie is reportedly in the works at Warner Bros. According to Variety, the studio is looking to send Scooby, Shaggy, and the gang on another spooky adventure, which will be written by Randall Green. The news comes just a year after Warner Bros. also announced plans for an animated Scooby Doo movie, which is reportedly still on track. Though the last live-action Mystery Gang outings, 2002’s Scooby Doo and its sequel Monsters Unleashed, did well commercially, they weren’t received well by critics and fans of the series, which is why it’s surprising that Warner Bros. would be so intent at taking a third shot at big-screen adventure. After all, the live-action Scooby Doo’s were only slightly better than Yogi Bear. There are plenty of other great classic Hanna-Barbera properties that would make for great films, so why does Scooby get a third shot at big screen success? Think about all of the possibilities that are open…
Wacky Races Concept: Think The Lego Movie meets Speed Racer, with a touch of Mega Mind thrown in. Plot: Set at the Wacky Races Grand Prix, a sprawling, dangerous race that spans three days and covers a variety of terrains, the film charts the highs and lows of all your favorite racers, from Penelope Pitstop to the Ant Hill Mob to the Gruesome Twosome, and sees Dick Dastardly’s desperate attempts to finally experience the glory for himself. Starring: Charlie Day as Dick Dastardly, Isla Fisher as Penelope Pitstop, Bill Hader as Clyde the leader of the Ant Hill Mob, Amy Poheler as the Red Max, and Tom Hanks as the Narrator. Directed By: Edgar Wright.
Inch High, Private Eye Concept: The Maltese Falcon meets Osmosis Jones.Plot: The city is being terrorized by a robber who keeps stealing priceless works of art and jewels from museums and homes. The police are understaffed, and the detectives are at their wits’ ends, and the case has reached a dead end. Then, Mrs. Gotrocks hires Inch High, Private Eye, the most brilliant and tortured detective around to look into the case. But she might not like what he finds… Casting: Casey Affleck as Inch High, Kate Mara as Lori, Josh Brolin as Gator, Tommy Lee Jones as Mr. Finkerton and June Squibb as Mrs. Gotrocks. Directed By: The Coen Brothers.
Hong Kong Phooey Concept: Think 22 Jump Street, but sillier. Plot: Penry Pooch has always wanted to be a cop, but his enthusiasm for the job doesn’t quite balance out his complete incompetence. After failing out of the police academy, he takes a job working as a janitor under the watchful eye of the constantly frustrated Sergeant. One night, when he’s the only one at the precinct, he stops and apprehends a robber, which inspires him to take up crime fighting as Hong Kong Phooey. Luckily, he’s got Spot to help him out of whatever jams he finds himself in. Casting: Will Arnett as Penry, Keith David as Sarge, Anna Kendrick as Rosemary, the telephone operator, and Nick Frost as Spot. Directed By: Shane Black.
The Jetsons Concept: August: Osage County in space. Plot: George Jetson is an ordinary man, living an ordinary life. He loves his family, endures his job and spends his time relaxing with his dog, Astro. But when he catches his wife having an affair with his boss, his world comes crashing down around him, and he’s forced to re-evaluate everything he knew about his life, and decide whether to move forward or move on. Starring: Joaquin Phoenix as George, Sandra Bullock as Jane, Hailee Steinfeld as Judy, and Steve Buscemi as Mr. Spacely, with Art Parksinson as Elroy and Scarlett Johansson as Rosie. Directed By: Spike Jonze.
JabberJaw Concept: Almost Famous meets Jaws, with a dash of Star Trek .Plot: The Neptunes were on their way to becoming the hottest rock band under the seas, until their drummer abruptly left. Then, they discovered Jabberjaw, a 15-foot-tall shark with the skills of Keith Moon, and it seemed like they had it made. But the path to rock stardom is paved with dangers and it’s time for the Neptunes to face them. Starring: Chris Pratt as Jabberjaw, Adam Levine as Clamhead, Malin Ackerman as Bubbles, Zoe Kravitz as Shelly, and Oscar Isaac as Biff. Directed By: John Carney.
Quick Draw McGraw Concept: A better homage to Blazing Saddles than A Million Ways to Die in the West .Plot: The Wild West is a dangerous place, thanks to outlaws, frequent dueling and a lack of modern medicine, but one man is there to keep order in place, and uphold justice where ever he goes… Sherrif Quick Draw McGraw. Unfortunately, he might have finally met his match when the deadliest outlaw in the west rides into his town. Starring: Damon Wayans Jr. as Quick Draw McGraw and Fred Armisen as Baba Looey.Directed By: Mel Brooks, in an ideal world.
Space Ghost Concept: It’s basically Guardians of the Galaxy, but with a monkey instead of a raccoon. Plot: After Zorak, Space Ghosts’ nemesis, escapes from prison, he recruits Black Widow (no, not that Black Widow) and Brak and Sisto in order to form a league of villains that will take over the galaxy and allow chaos to reign, but in order to do so, they need a gauntlet of power, one that only Space Ghost’s sidekick Jace possesses. Can Space Ghost and Jan rescue him and save the universe before it’s too late? Starring: Channing Tatum as Space Ghost, Emma Stone as Jan, Miles Teller as Jace, Idris Elba as Zorak, Dwayne Johnson as Brak, Jason Statham as Sisto, and Nicole Beharie as Black Widow (see, told you she was different!).Directed By: Joss Whedon, of course.
Top Cat Concept: Dancing on the Edge meets GoodFellas.Plot: Set in the 1940s, a group of rag-tag musicians are groomed to become a proper jazz sensation. But in order to do so, they’ll have to overcome prejudice, corrupt managers, in-fighting, and substance abuse and stick by each other through everything. Starring: Anthony Mackie as TC, Lamorne Morris as Brain, Albert Tsai as Choo-Choo, Michael B. Jordan as Fancy-Fancy, Josh Gad as Benny the Ball, Ruth Negga as Trixie, and Sean Penn as Officer Dibble.Directed By: Martin Scorsese.
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This new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy has hit the web and it, as one might have expected or hoped, is cool. Cool in entirety. Cool incarnate. Every single thing about it is cool. Want proof? Watch it. Want further proof, you maniac? Check out our rundown of every single thing that happens in the trailer and linked assessment of whether each element is, in fact, cool.
Establishing shot of a gloomy, destitute temple: That is cool.
Peter Quill's (Chris Pratt) disappearing electronic mask-helmet: That is cool.
Peter Quill's jet-powered boots flying him out of danger through a hole in the wall: That is cool.
Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky": That is cool.
A giant spaceship: That is cool.
A Mos Eisley-like hub for alien menaces: That is cool.
Hovering robots staring down a shirtless Peter Quill: That is cool.
Peter Quill juggling what is likely some kind of spherical robotic entity or explosive devise: That is cool.
Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel), doing their thing (thang?): That is cool (kewl?).
Gamora (Zoe Saldana) slicing and dicing: That is cool.
Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) head-butting somebody: That is cool.
The personification of evil taking form in a dark, stoically seated figure: That is cool.
An ominous hand crushing an orb of power: That is cool.
Peter Quill's rallying underdog speech: That is cool.
"This August" title card: That is cool.
Aerial shot of a futuristic military base: That is cool.
Everybody walking around on a stone circle reminiscent of something out of Legend of Zelda: That is cool.
Glenn Close's haircut: That is cool.
The expositional establishment of the stakes in this movie: That is cool.
Explosive debris raining down from a gigantic ship: That is cool.
A door shaped like a circle: That is cool.
Bradley Cooper's Will Arnett impression: That is cool.
Rocket Raccoon and Groot losing their s**t: That is cool.
Gamora losing her s**t: That is cool.
A shot of the gang in prison jump suits: That is cool.
Peter Serafinowicz cowering: That is cool.
Peter Quill losing his s**t: That is cool.
A giant skull: That is cool.
Peter Quill's awed gasp syncing up with the rhythm of "Spirit in the Sky": That is cool.
Body slam!: That is cool.
Explosion: That is cool.
Drax the Destroyer's knife-wielding shot: That is cool.
A haze of fire droplets that resemble Navi from Legend of Zelda: That is cool.
Ships zooming through an electric field: That is cool.
Peter Quill's speech continues: That is cool.
Groot giving a little girl a flower: That is cool.
Peter Quill and Gamora watching each other undress: That is cool as long as they're both okay with it.
Rocket Raccoon's quip about his species' lifespan: That is cool.
Drax the Destroyer losing his s**t: That is cool.
Gamora screaming into the face of a creature that resembles a Na'vi... not from Legend of Zelda, from Avatar, in which Saldana actually played a Na'vi, which is maybe why I'm making such a gratuitous jump to that connotation when, really, the creature doesn't look all that much like a Na'vi: That is cool.
Robot laser: That is cool.
Various explosions, shots of anthropomorphic neighborhood pests yelling: That is cool.
Strangling: That is cool.
Benicio Del Toro doing that thing that Ross and Monica did to discretely flip off their parents: That is cool.
Gamora and Peter Quill near-kissing while she wears his headphones: That is cool.
Drax the Destroyer conducting an orchestra of mayhem: That is cool.
Groot: That is cool.
A windstorm of peril: That is cool.
Zoe Saldana's hand: That is cool.
The hulking device into which Peter Quill's audio cassette tape is hooked: That is cool.
"Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede: That is cool, but I was enjoying "Spirit in the Sky."
Peter Quill's solo march: That is cool.
Gamora's semi-solo march: That is cool.
Drax the Destroyer cocking his head a little, as if to insinuate himself a bit more subtly than did his peers, which is ironic since he is perhaps the least subtle in physical form and personal nature of the gang: That is cool.
Groot's nifty shoulder trick: That is cool.
Groot saying, "I am Groot": That is cool. I really like Groot.
Rocket Raccoon showcasing his self-esteem in a maxim of circular logic: That is cool.
Rocket Raccoon adjusting his crotch: That is cool, I guess.
The gang's prideful march: That is cool.
John C. Reilly introducing the name of the movie: That is cool.
John C. Reilly lamenting his lot in life, and the fate of the universe altogether: That is cool.
More prideful marching: That is cool.
Rocket Raccoon yelling: That is cool.
This movie looks cool.
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Actress Amy Poehler showed off her kind side when she gave up her first class-seat on a flight from Los Angeles to New York to a mother with an infant, according to a U.S. report. The Parks and Recreation star noticed the new mum was struggling with the baby and her luggage and insisted she take her larger seat on the plane - but it took some convincing.
A source tells Star magazine, "The woman kept refusing the offer, but Amy wouldn't budge. She literally had to push the mom into her first-class seat. It was really sweet."
The woman subsequently accepted Poehler's kind gesture and the actress sat in an aisle seat in coach class.
The source adds, "She took pictures with the other passengers and joked around. Everyone loved her."
Poehler could sympathise with the travelling mum - she has two young sons, aged five and three, with her estranged husband, actor Will Arnett.
Actor Will Arnett has officially filed for divorce from his estranged wife, comedienne Amy Poehler. The couple split after nine years of marriage in 2012, but the Arrested Development star formally filed divorce papers in Los Angeles Superior Court on 8 April (14). He is requesting joint legal and physical custody and visitation rights of their two young sons, Archie, five, and three-year-old Abel. Since their separation, Arnett his been linked to singer Billy Joel's ex-wife, Katie Lee, while the Parks and Recreation star has been dating comedian Nick Kroll since early 2013.
Former Saturday Night Live star Maya Rudolph is heading back to TV with her own star-studded variety show. The comedienne will front The Maya Rudolph Show, a one-off special that executives at America's NBC network have described as a revival of the classic variety show format.
Rudolph has recruited some of her former SNL co-stars to appear on the programme, including Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen and Chris Parnell, as well as actors Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell and The Office's Craig Robinson.
Janelle Monae is set to serve as the musical guest, with soul legend Raphael Saadiq serving as bandleader.
Rudolph last starred in the short-lived NBC sitcom Up All Night with Christina Applegate and Will Arnett, until it was cancelled after two seasons in 2012.
The Maya Rudolph Show will air in America on 19 May (14).
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Although Batman may not be the oldest cinematic superhero (that title goes to Superman), Bruce Wayne’s alter ego is probably the most beloved and iconic. In a movie genre that is features dozens of superheroes from both Marvel and DC comic book universes, Batman is still one of the fan favorites. Since Ben Affleck will be helping Batman returning to the big screen in 2015 alongside Henry Cavill’s Superman, let’s take a look back at caped crusader’s best incarnations on film and in TV.
The general consensus is that Clooney was the worst Batman of all time. His wooden delivery of bad puns and the infamous “nipple suit” essentially killed the Batman franchise of the '90s. However, for those who love a good pun (or a couple dozen terrible puns), Batman & Robin can still be enjoyable.
As the predecessor to Clooney’s Batman, Kilmer’s wasn’t much better. However, he managed to pull off the humor in Batman Forever a bit better alongside Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey. Kilmer should also be credited for knowing when to bail on the franchise because at least he jumped off the sinking Batship.
Though most people under the age of 30 probably recognize West from his time voicing cartoon characters on Family Guy and The Fairly Odd Parents, he first became popular by playing Batman in the campy 1960s television show. Although it’s nothing like the gritty superhero films of today, if you ever catch Batman in reruns, it’s definitely worth a watch.
The Lego Movie should appeal to Batman fans who might think the caped crusader has been taken a bit too seriously in recent years (looking at you Christopher Nolan and Frank Miller). Arnett’s Batman is more of a parody of the famous character, but still just as enjoyable — and probably even more hilarious.
After years out of the spotlight, Keaton (along with the help of Tim Burton) brought Batman back to the big screen. Following in West’s footsteps, though, Keaton was the first to emphasize the superhero’s darker side and he will forever hold that accolade within Batman history.
After Clooney and the epic failure that was Batman & Robin, the caped crusader needed a few years off. Then, Bale brought Batman back to life in Nolan’s insanely successful — both commercially and with fans — trilogy. Though the voice was often parodied, Bale totally revitalized Batman (and made way for Batfleck, which, let’s be honest, we’re all excited to see).
Sex and the City has not only made huge stars of Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall, and Cynthia Nixon, it’s made them icons. Who hasn’t wondered if they are a Samantha, a Miranda, a Charlotte, or a Carrie? Spoiler alert: not everyone can be a Carrie. Regardless, the show was not just a major part of television history but also a major show casting in New York City. It has attracted actors that went on to be major players in Hollywood and huge A-list stars.
Everyone remembers The Good Wife star Chris Noth on the popular sex comedy. Who can forget Liza Minnelli’s random cameo in the Sex and the City movie? Here’s a list of some of the major celebrities who have popped up on the hit HBO show that you might not have realized.
GALLERY: Big Stars on Sex and the City
Celebrity relationships make up the bulk of tabloid news. People are obsessed with the bed-hopping, infidelity, and unlucky A-listers searching for love. It sells magazines and makes people watch celebrity news shows. Every once in a while, there is a couple that you just want to make it. It seems like true love exists and marriages can survive anything. Sure, celebrities face unique problems: high-stakes financial issues, constant temptation, and the scrutiny of the public eye. But on paper, their relationships seem like a love story come to life.
Here are a few of our favorite Hollywood couples that could use a little movie magic to reconnect.
GALLERY: Celebrities Who Need to Get Back Together
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Jason Bateman's feature directorial debut Bad Words was a hit at the Toronto International Film Festival and opens wide in theaters on March 28. The man who brought us good son Michael Bluth took to Reddit yesterday to respond to fan questions about the new film, his banjo prowess, and hairless werewolves, plus a constant stream of Arrested Development quotes. Read on for highlights and check out all of Bateman's answers here.
On the tactile pleasures of Michael Cera's hair:"Curly, yet manageable. The hair on his head is pretty soft too."
On his biggest fear:"Bees." (Not beads)
On whether or not he was really playing the banjo in that Mumford & Sons video:"All lies, and I was surprised by how much those metal strings hurt my fat little fingers."
On his dream boyfriend, if he were gay:"I'd like to continue dating Will Arnett."
On lying about the status of the Arrested Development movie:"I know exactly the same as you do. Zip."
On if he's "that former child star that's now a nut-case fundamentalist":"Yes, and I'll see you in hell."
On feeling guilty for corrupting his young Bad Words costar, Rohan Chand:"No, I figured his parents were cool with it since they read the script and drove him to the audition. Plus we erased his memory with the Men in Black gun."
On returning to his werewolf roots on MTV's Teen Wolf:"Sure, only if I can play one with alopecia."
On being annoyingly meta:"This reminds me of my worst Halloween costume ever. I wore a hockey goalie mask and a fish net with lures attached to it over my shoulders and went as Jason Bateman. What an a-hole."