"I went and saw The Book of Mormon on Broadway, and was so offended I peed my pants twice. Maybe three times. I lost count I was so offended." Sandra Bullock was both entertained and offended by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker's irreverent musical.
The Harry Potter franchise may have ended this summer, but Daniel Radcliffe has proven he will do no such thing! He went on to score the lead role in the upcoming thriller film The Woman in Black and starred in Broadway's How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and that's why Entertainment Weekly named him Entertainer of the Year!
If you think about it, this was a long time coming for the young actor. For the past ten years, we've watched Radcliffe grow from a shy, little boy to a strong, prominent figure in the industry. He successfully captivated moviegoers all around the world through his compelling, magical journeys as the titular character of Harry Potter. And if all that isn't enough to convince you Radcliffe is ultimately a Hollywood gem, he also recently made Forbes' list of most bankable box office stars. So is there really any wonder why he was crowned with the incredibly prestigious title?
In an earlier interview with MTV News, Radcliffe opened up about his many endeavors over the past year, saying, "It's been a great first year away from 'Potter.' It's been very successful. I've done some work I'm really proud of in that time, particularly onstage in 'How to Succeed.' Just the process of doing it and doing it and doing it, I've got so much better, I think, during the run, as is the way it should be. It's been a great year, but I think next year is the big one for me. 'The Woman in Black' is coming out, and I've also got a couple other things I'll be doing. The next two or three years are going to be pretty important, I think, and if  is not a breakout year, it's a breakaway year."
Other actors honored in EW's annual issue include Adele, the cast of Bridesmaids, Hugh Jackman, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, Viola Davis and Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin.
Congratulations to all the honorees!
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Last night, a very bald Matt Damon stopped by The Late Show to talk about accidentally crossing the line with a man's wife in the park one afternoon, and to take a Christmas picture with Letterman.
Katherine Heigl showed up on The Tonight Show to discuss her new movie New Year's Eve, and the down-side to being married to a rock star: living on a bus, and frequenting truck stops.
Sarah Jessica Parker visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to talk about Christmas in her household, and how, alongside all of her tireless work to make the holidays special, her husband Matthew Broderick has invented the most popular tradition of putting things in pots.
Finally, also on Late Night, the great Patton Oswalt talked about one of the greatest moments in television history: a prank he played on King of Queens where he remained ENTIRELY STILL for an entire scene...and then some.
Broadway hit The Book Of Mormon has recouped its initial $11.4 million (£7.13 million) production costs in the eight months since its launch in March (11). The musical was created by South Park masterminds Trey Parker and Matt Stone and swept the board at both the Tony Awards and the Drama Desk Awards earlier this year (11).
No one crosses boundary lines quite like Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Last night's episode of South Park saw Kenny and his siblings turned over to child protective services and when they arrive their case worker seems to have a case of late-night-talk-show-host-itis. The tubby Child Services administrator is more concerned with his comedy career than helping the kids, and apparently his comedy career involves only jokes about things like Neverland Ranch and more timely scandals like the Jerry Sandusky issue at Penn State. (Though if you saw Jon Stewart's rant the other night, these little jokes are just chump change.)
Alright, Parker and Stone, we expect this sort of line-crossing from you two and since you produce your episodes so quickly we knew some sort of commentary on Penn State was coming, but did these jokes have to be delivered with paintings of terrifying clowns in the background too?
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Bosses at Comedy Central have commissioned three additional years for the animated comedy - and creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are delighted.
A statement from the comedy duo reads, "Comedy Central has been our home for 15 years and we love working there. South Park is a blast and we can't wait to make more."
Network president Michele Ganeless adds, "The collective genius of Matt and Trey knows no bounds. Week after week and season after season they continue to surprise and delight South Park fans."
It seems that there will never be an era known as Post-South Park. Thanks to its up-to-date sociopolitical commentary, its familiar but consistently fresh characters, and its creative and often edgy take on anything and everything on its viewers' minds, South Park has plans to stay on the air for five more years. News today is that the Comedy Central series from Trey Parker and Matt Stone has extended its contract through 2016—which means we're sure to get their take on garbage-powered flying cars. This extention will bring South Park's season count to twenty, an impressive and unlikely feat for any television series that doesn't have the words "law" and "order" in the title.
Certain recent episodes have led fans to speculate that the series was coming to an end. A recurring theme this season has been the boredom of the series' main character Stan with his friends and his surroundings, as well as his parents' meta acknowledgement of how ridiculous the series has become. However, fans can now rest easy knowing that the show is not going anywhere anytime soon (pending its avoidance of the apocalypse next winter).
South Park is in its fifteenth season and airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.
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The star, who divorced sportsman Tony Parker last year (10), has been linked to the L.A. Lakers star despite being romantically involved with Eduardo Cruz.
Longoria has now dismissed the rumours, pointing out they only know each other through their charity work.
She says, "Matt Barnes and I are not dating! We are doing a charity event together for Padres and Athletes vs Cancer."
NYCC offered a premiere of the pilot episode of MTV's Good Vibes, a “new kid in town/fish out of water” story created by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) about a chubby, nerdy New Jersey teenager moving to the model-ridden beaches of California. The pilot delivered a steady dose of witty dialogue (often vulgar, but usually clever) from its silly but likable characters. Although risqué, the series is never mean-spirited, and seems to value and care about its characters and their journeys to find themselves.
Along with the pilot came a panel that included Green, executive producers Tom Brady, Mike Clements and Brad Ableson, and voice actors Josh Gadd, Adam Brody, Alan Tudyk, Debi Mazer, and Olivia Thirlby.
Green opened the conversation by discussing his inspiration for the show: his desire was to tell a story about the “honesty of being a teenager and having a messed up social circle,” combining absurdity with heart. Brady elaborated that, in order to achieve this goal, they went on to acquire a team of writers that “had twisted, painful childhoods [and were] willing to write about them.”
The presentation premiered the pilot (watch it below), which revolves around awkward New Jersey teenager Mondo Brando's (Gadd) attempts to find his place in his new town in beachside California. The panel also discussed future episodes, including one wherein Mondo and his best friend Woodie (Brody) dress in drag to sneak into a Mammogram truck.
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One of Friday’s big attractions at NYCC was a panel dedicated to DC animation. The focal point of discussion at this panel—led by director Andrea Romano and animator/writer/producter Bruce Timm, with surprise appearances by Kevin Conway and Eliza Dushku—was the upcoming animated film Batman: Year One.
Attendees also got to watch the short film, Catwoman, with Dushku as the titular character as she takes down a lecherous mob boss after his hired goons are caught attempting to murder a cat for mysterious reasons. Timm called this short “ten minutes of sex and violence we didn’t get to do in Batman: Year One.”
Discussing their inspiration for making a film based on the Year One comic book, Timm said that it was “about [his] favorite comic book of all time,” due to its unprecedented “level of reality.”
Another fun aspect of the panel was a clip from the in-development Justice League: Doom short film, adapted from the “Power of Babel” comic by Mark Waid. The story surrounds Batman’s attempts to create a dossier that would serve as a useful means of taking down the Justice League were they ever to become corrupt. However, the dossier falls into the wrong hands, and as Timm puts it, “wackiness ensues.”
NYCC presented a Robot Chicken panel, hosted by creator and star Seth Green, co-creator Matt Senreich, writers Kevin Shinick, Douglas Goldstein, contributor and DC comics writer/producer Geoff Johns, and voice actors Clare Grant (Green’s wife) and—the most awesome surprise—Macaulay Culkin.
The panel was expectedly informal—the group denoted it the Silly Hat Club; each member was dressed accordingly. They discussed the upcoming DVD release on Oct. 25, which will “somehow” (as Seth put it) contain episodes not yet aired—those that will comprise the fifth season, which will premiere in Jan. 2012. The audience was treated to clip of the series’ 100th episode (it's on the DVD and part of the new season), which featured the titular chicken breaking free from the clutches of the demonic mad scientist in the opening credits and wreaking deadly havoc on a mass of unfortunate characters.
The panel also discussed two projects in the works: an animated Star Wars feature film, and DC comics homage episode on Robot Chicken.
But the real highlights of the panel were when things went a little “off book.” Provoked by an audience member to strike a “sexy pose,” Seth and Macaulay formed a pyramid of machismo around Seth’s poor wife. It all culminated when Macaulay took things one step further and gave Seth a long, slow, sensuous lick on his face. Macaulay Culkin, people. A man who (as Seth puts it) “can spend the next three years alone, never leaving his house, and still remain more relevant than anyone in this room.”
Finally, NYCC hosted a Comedy Central panel to celebrate the fifteenth season of South Park, dubbed “Year of the Fan.”
The presentation was filled with a lot of South Park fun, including outtakes from the recent special documentary 6 Days to Air, which illustrates the process behind the development of a South Park episode, as well as a South Park trivia competition and a raffle.
However, discussion of a feature film about the behind-the-scenes world of South Park was possibly the highlight of the event. The film will give fans insight into how creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone deal with their controversial series. Subject matter will include how they decide what to keep in and what to leave out, as well as how their decisions affect them and their show.
One of the big topics that will be looked at in the film is the issue surrounding their infamous “Muhammad” episodes—audience members will recall Parker’s and Stone’s choice to include a visual representation of the Islam deity in their episode “Super Best Friends.” A later group of episodes, “Cartoon Wars,” surrounded the controversy over depicting Muhammad in a visual medium. According to the panel, all of this will be discussed by Parker and Stone in the film.
I have to hand it to the producers behind the upcoming New Year's Eve (a spiritual sequel to the ensemble comedy Valentine's Day). Not only did they round up every familiar Hollywood face under the sun, but they also managed to fit them on the movie's official poster.
To give you an idea, here's the roster: Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Robert De Niro, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Breslin, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Hector Elizondo, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Meyers, Michelle Pfeiffer, Til Schweiger, Hilary Swank, Sofia Vergara and possibly some unknowns. Then again, maybe the extras in this movie are former A-listers. I wouldn't be surprised.
Take a look at the poster (along with the film's equally star-studded trailer) below.