American Pie star Jason Biggs and Rainn Wilson will be showing off their tennis skills on Thursday night (05Sep13) when they take on former professionals Chris Evert and Monica Seles at the U.S. Open. The TV and movie stars will team up in a "battle of the sexes" clash against the former champions at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.
Funnyman Seth Meyers is a married man after exchanging vows with his longtime girlfriend on Sunday (01Sep13). The Saturday Night Live regular wed human rights lawyer Alexi Ashe in a small ceremony in Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts.
A source tells People.com, "They are so in love... They (were) really excited to celebrate their big day with all their close friends and family."
Meyers revealed he enlisted the help of his pet pooch for his proposal when he announced his engagement in July (13): "I tied (the ring) in a bow around our dog's collar."
When he's not busy flirting with Stefon, Seth Meyers is not only prepping for his new Late Night gig, he's also launching the animated series The Awesomes. Oh yes, he's a very busy man!
SNL's previous head writer and "Weekend Update" frontman has co-created the new Hulu cartoonThe Awesomes with writer Mike Shoemaker (SNL and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon). The animated comedy is about a a slew of subpar superheroes that are hired to try to fill the void left behind by a superb superhero squad (watch the teaser below).
Although it will be super fun to watch the series, which reels in the competent vocals of Bill Hader, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Rachel Dratch, Ike Barinholtz, we can't help but wonder how Meyers will be able to balance running this comedy series while simultaneously hosting Late Night. We acknowledge how his predecessor Jimmy Fallon did contemporaneously create the comedy series Guys With Kids while adhering to his demanding Late Night schedule. But then again, Meyers is not just the creator of The Awesomes, he also voices a character on the series, which is definitely more of a time commitment.
However, other cartoon creators seem to engage in multiple projects at the same time without skipping a beat. Just look at Seth MacFarlane! Not only did he create Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, and American Dad!, the comedic also wrote and directed last summer's blockbuster Ted. Oh, and he even made time to date Game of Thrones' stunner Emilia Clarke.
Similarly, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have brought their talents to Broadway with the Tony Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon. So, perhaps working in the cartoon industry is more of a hands-off stint?
Although it might be a serious balancing act for Seth Meyers to successfully dabble in both the cartoon realm and the Late Night sphere, we do know that the funny-man definitely has a noggin' loaded with enough punchy jokes to go around.
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Rapper 50 Cent (née Curtis Jackson) denies that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend (who also told police she had a three-year relationship with the musician that resulted in a child), the AP reports.
The woman, who remains unnamed, told police that during a June 23 argument, 50 Cent (Cent? 50? Jackson? What's the protocal here?) destroyed property in her Los Angeles condo until she locked herself in her bedroom. 50 Cent then allegedly kicked open the door, harming the woman in the process. Police estimate the damage done to the woman's home is worth $7,100.
In papers filed Monday, 50 Cent was charged with domestic violence and four counts of vandalism. According to the AP (via The Huffington Post), he faces up to five years in jail and $46,000 in fines if convicted. 50 Cent's attorney told the AP (via USA Today) that there's no warrant outstanding on the domestic violence and vandalism charges he faces.
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Sorry ladies (and Stefon), Seth Meyers is officially off the market. Us Weekly confirms that he recently popped the question to his longtime girlfriend, Alexi Ashe.
The 39-year-old Saturday Night Live writer and star met Ashe, a lawyer, at a wedding a few years back. They’ve been together ever since. Another source told Us Weekly that the engagement wasn’t a surprise.
"He's very excited for the next phase of his life," the source revealed. "He's known that she's The One for awhile, but it was all about timing."
The timing seems to be right now that Meyers is leaving SNL to take over Late Night from Jimmy Fallon, who is replacing Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in 2014. The late night shuffle will make life a little easier for Meyers.
"With Late Night, his schedule will be slowly easing up," the source said. "He wanted to do it after SNL wrapped [because] he didn't want to be an absentee fiance. Her family loves him."
Now that’s how you treat a lady right. Nice job, Seth.
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Saturday Night Live star Seth Meyers is preparing to walk down the aisle after proposing to his longtime girlfriend. The 39-year-old funnyman met Alexi Ashe at a wedding several years ago, and now they are planning their own nuptials.
A representative for the couple confirmed the happy news to Usmagazine.com, while a source adds, "They are incredibly solid. He's very excited for the next phase of his life. He's known that she's The One for a while, but it was all about timing."
The engagement comes just weeks after it was revealed Meyers has been picked to replace TV talk show host Jimmy Fallon when his Late Night show comes to an end in 2014.
Mork Returns: Robin Williams is returning to the small screen (maybe). The actor's David E. Kelley-written workplace comedy, Crazy Ones, has officially received a pilot order from CBS, and is currently in full-fledged casting mode. The series will star Williams (of course) as an ad exec who works alongside his daughter. Our guess? Things'll get zany! [Deadline]
Nick And Jess? Not So Fast: New Girl fans, don't erase last week's episode from your DVR just yet. The Fox comedy might've given us a super-hot kiss between Nick and Jess, but they're not going to be getting together any time soon — especially now that the show has just cast Nick's newest love interest. Former House doctor Odette Annable will play Shane, an upbeat management school grad and Nick's new boss at the bar. Apparently underachieving bartenders are her type, because she immediately sparks up a fling with Nick. [TVLine]
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Ricki Lake Will Talk No More: At least not on television. After one year, Lake's syndicated talk show The Ricki Lake show has been axed by Twentieth Television following struggling ratings. [Deadline]
From Oz to Pawnee: Looks like Ben (Adam Scott) will finally find piece after the Ice Town fiasco that plagued his youth. J.K. Simmons will guest star in an upcoming episode of Parks and Recreation as the Governor of Partridge, Minn., the town that Ben briefly mayor-ed as a teen. Leslie (Amy Poehler) will accompany her beau to a ceremony held in Ben's honor, that will let him know that all has been forgiven. Let's say it all together now — "awwwww." [EW]
Spinoff's Spinoff Starts Casting:Ladies and gentlemen, give a warm welcome to the newest member of the NCIS universe, Edwin Hodge. The actor is the first person cast in CBS' spinoff of NCIS: LA, which is itself a spinoff of the original Mark Harmon-starring series. The backdoor pilot will air as an episode of NCIS: LA later this season and follow a team of agents who crisscross the country solving crimes. Hodge's Kai Ashe is a "bright, witty, and likable technical assistant." [Deadline]
Human Bloggers, Your Days Are Numbered: Dog With A Blog is an actual show on television, and there's going to be more. Apparently Disney Channel has ordered a second season of the family sitcom, told from the dog's point of view. You can actually read the dog's blog online, if that's a thing you wanted to spend your time doing. [Deadline]
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The first two adaptations of James Patterson's famed character Dr. Alex Cross Kiss the Girls and Along Came the Spider were basically souped up Law & Order episodes with grislier details and the gravitas of Morgan Freeman. The latest incarnation bluntly titled Alex Cross follows the same format with the added bonus of being absurdly nonsensical to a near-parody level. Director Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious XXX) finds a solid leading man in the Hollywood titan Tyler Perry but it all goes to waste in a hyper-stylized laughter-inducing translation of Patterson's mystery novels.
Alex Cross picks up in the early days of the psychologist-turned-detective's life as Cross (Perry) traverses the crime-ridden landscape of Detroit with his snappy sidekicks Tommy Kane (Ed Burns) and Monica Ashe (Rachel Nichols). For a homicide detective things are picture perfect — Cross has a family two kids (and a third on the way) and his mystery-busting team is always wearing smiles. Everything comes crashing down for Cross when "Picasso" (Matthew Fox) comes to town an assassin who enjoys toying with his targets and law enforcing pursuers as much as getting the job done. After discovering the meticulous murder of a businessman and his daughter Cross sifts through clues to pick apart the mind of his violent madman but when he gets too close Picasso makes things personal. That doesn't make Cross too happy.
The major problem with Alex Cross is that Cohen handles the material like one of his previous action movies. But Cross isn't an action character — he's a thinker. Rarely does the detective manage to dig up evidence from a crime scene or better yet visit a crime scene. The search for Picasso comprised of lots of poetic waxing ("Maybe he hates his mother. Maybe he hates his father. Maybe… he's a sociopath") random shoot outs (are there other police Detroit other then Alex & Co.?) and plenty of growling threats between Cross and Fox's muscled corpse of an assassin. Occasionally Ed Burns steps in with a pop culture quip ripped straight from a Google search of what "the kids are into these days." Name-dropping Gandalf and "muggles" in one zinger sheesh.
Attempting to survive the lackluster script Perry gives a decent performance thanks to his towering build and the general warmth he's nurtured in his own personal projects. His action side leaves a bit to be desired — intimidation requires more than doing someone's best Jack Bauer impression. Cohen doesn't help him shooting Alex Cross like one extended whip pan. There is shakycam and then there is Alex Cross' insistence on turning set pieces into photographic spin art. Fox who transformed himself for the role works as the crazy-eyed psycho. If there was a moment to understand his motivations or how he's able to plan his elaborate plans (in one sequence he swims up a water pipe into the bathroom of an office building).
Alex Cross is fun but for all the wrong reasons. Every element is so incredibly mishandled the lunacy circles back from "bad bad" to "good bad." Even an entrance by French actor Jean Reno elicits laughs just because it's hard to believe everything on screen is really happening. Intended or not Alex Cross is one of the stranger movies of the year a rebooted franchise that decided to go off the rails from minute one. Maybe for the better.
Dewey Bozella was incarcerated for over three decades for a murder he did not commit. He was released in 2000 and was handed the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the annual sports prizegiving in Los Angeles after turning his bitterness into a love for boxing and a desire to help troubled youngsters avoid jail.
Accepting his award at the glitzy gala, Bozella revealed the New York boxing gym he had been training and teaching at had recently closed down - and now he was determined to open his own place, but he needed help.
Touched by his story and his acceptance speech, Moore took to Twitter.com and wrote, "The true hero of tonight's Espy awards Dewey Bozella. pls (please) send me any info on how 2 (sic) keep his dream alive of having his boxing studio 4 (sic) kids."