Comedienne Chelsea Handler couldn't escape Jason Biggs' pee stream during a recent boating vacation with the actor and his wife - because she was too busy laughing to swim away. The moment the American Pie star decided to relieve himself off the side of a boat onto Handler as she clung to the vessel was caught on video and has since gone viral, and now the funnywoman is explaining why she found Biggs' urine hilarious.
Appearing on U.S. late night show Conan on Wednesday (15Oct14), she said, "I did not want to be urinated on... (but) it did happen and I'm still here.
"I got off the boat... and the tide was very strong and so I was holding on to it (the boat), because we were getting in another boat to go to the beach... All of a sudden I looked up and Jason's penis was there and he was urinating on my face, and I thought it was so funny that somebody would pee on someone's face that I was laughing so hard, I couldn't swim away... so I was trapped.
"I can take one for the team. If somebody needs to get urinated on I am happy to do that... Who cares? You're in the ocean... That's like a human toilet anyway... I can deal with it. I don't have a problem with urine.
"To me it's funny that someone could be that rude to another person, so that made me really happy."
Music veteran Don Mclean put in a personal phone call to British rocker Jake Bugg after discovering an old fan letter from the young star. Bugg, 20, was thrilled to talk to his hero five years after leaving a message for the American Pie hitmaker on his website.
The note was discovered by McLean's website manager, who put him in touch with his famous fan.
Bugg, who met the superstar as a child, tells MTV's Soundchain show, "When I was young there was a place on his website where you used to be able to leave little messages on email. It would say 'Don can't reply to anything'. Six months ago the guy who ran the website, who's British, got in touch and said 'Just been cleaning out inbox and found your message from five years ago' and gave me his (Don's) number... He (McLean) called me and woke me up. He spoke for about 40 minutes. I spoke for about one minute. He was giving me this advice like, 'Don't get married'. It was pretty crazy."
Actress Elisabeth Moss is set to lead the cast of the Broadway revival of The Heidi Chronicles. The Mad Men star will play the titular role of Heidi Holland in the new version of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by the late Wendy Wasserstein.
The production will mark Moss' second stint on the Great White Way, following her 2008 debut in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow, alongside Raul Esparza and Jeremy Piven.
Joining Moss is American Pie star Jason Biggs and Broadway actors Bryce Pinkham and Tracee Chimo.
The Heidi Chronicles is slated to open in February 2015.
"I'm a terrible influence... because he'll say something to me and I laugh because I'm sick and twisted and then he's like, 'Oh that sounds good, I'm just gonna send (tweet) it!' I get him in a lot of trouble." Jason Biggs' actress wife Jenny Mollen admits she's often to blame for the American Pie star's ill-advised tweets. He had to apologise after upsetting followers by tweeting a joke about the Malaysian Airlines disaster hours after the plane disappeared earlier this year (14).
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy has all about taken over the planet this weekend, but for the spandex weary among us, there is some salvation out there. While it might not seem to be the case, there are other films hitting multiplexes this weekend, none of which feature a talking racoon. Seek out these films for some refreshing, comic book free counterprogramming.
Guardians of the Galaxy's use of '70s arena rock has me craving something a little more funky?Then check out the James Brown biopic Get On Up, where Chadwick Boseman brings the Godfather of Soul back from the dead with vibrant performance.
Enough with these movies based on the funny pages! How about something a little more literary?If you're craving to use your noggin a bit this weekend, check out Child of God, an adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name directed by James Franco.
I want to watch American Pie, multiplied by Risky Business, and flogged on the head by the Disney Channel.If you really like Selena Gomez (and we mean really) you might want to check out Behaving Badly.
No more high energy space hijinks. I like my comedy like I like my coffee: dark, gritty, and depressing.Well you're in luck. Director John Michael McDonagh and Brendan Gleeson have teamed up once again with Calvary, a film about the Catholic Church sex scandal. Hilarious.
Actress Tara Reid refused to promote Sharknado when the cheesy disaster movie first came out last year (13), because she feared the title alone would end her career. The American Pie star's TV film became a surprise phenomenon and now the sequel has hit U.S. TV screens with record-breaking ratings, but she wasn't a fan when she first signed on to star in a film called Dark Skies.
She tells Access Hollywood Live, "When I first did it, it was called Dark Skies, so I thought, 'OK, it's not gonna sound so bad on my resume... it'll be fine'. And then all of a sudden... they're like, 'We're changing the name to Sharknado'. I said, 'Oh my God, this is it! My career is over...' I begged them to change the name. It was horrible. They said, 'Trust us... It'll work'.
"When it came I never told anyone about it... I thought, 'OK, it's on Syfy (network), no one will ever see it'. When it became this phenomenon, I was like, 'Are you joking me, is this really happening?'"
The sequel smashed network records when it debuted on Wednesday night (30Jul14).
Actress Natasha Lyonne was reminded of the pain and suffering she endured during her days as a drug addict as art imitated life for her role on prison drama Orange Is The New Black.
The American Pie star portrays troubled jailbird Nicky Nichols in the Netflix series and her character's longtime heroin use resulted in her undergoing open heart surgery - a scenario Lyonne was all too familiar with.
The former child actress, who struggled with her own drug demons in her 20s, required a similar operation in 2012, just over five years after she kicked her addiction issues, and the scar Nichols shows off in Orange is the New Black was the real mark Lyonne was left with after her surgery.
She tells People magazine, "I feel very lucky to play Nicky. There's no shortage of things for me to draw on when it comes to her back story."
"By no means was that an enjoyable scene (showing off her scar) for me to play. I had to call on memories of painful feelings. And it was tricky because my experience was so similar but yet so far removed."
Lyonne, 35, reveals she turned to drug use after falling into a deep depression over her insecurities, but she is thankful to have been given a second chance at life. She explains, "I sort of fell victim to the teenage insecurity of, 'I'm not enough'. I had this desperation, and wanted to look and be like other girls I'd see around (Hollywood)."
"Nicky's feeling (after surviving her overdose) was, 'God, I'm still not dead yet, I have to face another day?' (But) I was surrounded by friends and was loved so much that I was like, 'Gosh, I really hope this doesn't take me out.'"
"Obviously one big reason not to do drugs is because they're very bad for your health. I'm pretty grateful that I'm OK. I feel so lucky that that teenage chapter of feeling lost is closed."
Actor Jason Biggs is hoping to move on from the backlash he received for making an ill-advised joke about last week's (ends18Jul14) Malaysia Airlines flight disaster after apologising once again during a U.S. TV appearance on Monday (21Jul14).
The American Pie star found himself under fire on Thursday (17Jul14), moments after hearing that Flight MH17 had crashed in the Ukraine, after he took to Twitter.com and quipped, "Anyone wanna buy my Malaysia Airlines frequent flier miles?" It has since emerged the jet, which was en route from Amsterdam, Holland to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, had been shot down in a suspected attack by pro-Russia rebels in the Ukraine, killing all 298 people onboard. Biggs was initially defiant over his comments, insisting, "It's a f**king joke", but he later returned to Twitter to try and make amends for his bad behaviour.
On Monday, he appeared as a guest co-host on The View and opened the daytime talk show by revisiting the issue once more to clear up any doubts about his sincerity. A sombre Biggs explained, "I certainly meant no harm, there was no malice behind it, but I was stupid... It was offensive, it was poorly timed."
"I have always tried to find the humour in even the darkest of situations, whether it's personal tragedy or bad news of any kind. It's a knee-jerk reaction for me. It's how I cope but this is not the time (to make jokes about MH17)..."
The actor admitted he had only heard the breaking news of the crash when he tweeted about it and was unaware of the subsequent developments as he battled his critics online, but now he accepts he was clearly in the wrong.
He added, "I also wasn't aware of the extent and the magnitude of what had happened. It was very quick, I didn't think and I wasn't aware of what was happening and what was transpiring and the extent of just how horrible this tragedy was... "I have nothing but sympathy for the victims and their families, but I've learned a lot from here and I'd like to move on from it."
Actor Jason Biggs has apologised for making an ill-advised joke about the latest Malaysia Airlines flight disaster after coming under fire from angry followers. Flight MH17 crashed in the Ukraine on Thursday (17Jul14) after taking off in Amsterdam, Holland bound for the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.
Multiple reports suggest the jet, which was carrying 295 people, was shot down.
Shortly after news of the incident broke, Biggs took to Twitter.com and wrote, "Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?"
He added, "In all seriousness, tho (though)- HOW DO YOU MISTAKENLY SHOOT DOWN A COMMERCIAL PLANE?! Ugh... It's saddest for the victims and their families, obviously. But Malaysia Airlines is apparently a GREAT airline. Gonna be tough to recover."
After a barrage of tweets from angry followers poured in, the American Pie star took to the micro-blogging site hours later to offer his apologies for the posts.
He wrote, "Hey all- ok, so- I am deleting my previous tweets. People were offended, and that was not my intent. Sorry to those of you that were.
"This is obviously a horrible tragedy, and everyone-including myself- is sad and angry about it. Sending positive thoughts to the victims and their families.
"P.S. No one is making me send these tweets- I simply understand that my comments might have come off as insensitive and ill-timed. For that, I apologize."
The Cloud. It's the data storage solution of the future. But is it evil? Sure, it's useful for storing documents and pictures, but what exactly is the Cloud in the first place? Is it dangerous? Am I breathing it in right now? Isn't it disturbing how little the average person knows about the technologies we use every day? The new Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz film Sex Tape might looks like just another raunchy rom-com, but it's really a sobering warning about the dangers of computers and technology. Look down. You're probably reading this on a computer right now. That's how far they've gotten. They're right under our noses! Filmmakers have been warning us for years about the dangers of computers, and how with just a few mouse clicks, our lives can be ruined forever. Before we all retreat to our luddite caves, let's take a look at all the ways computers have screwed things up in movies.
Sex Tape The Technology: An iPad/the CloudWhat It Did: Synched a couple's embarrassing sex tape to multiple iPads given out as gifts to all their friends Fallout: The couple feels the appropriate amount of embarrassment at having your friends seeing you bump uglies in a crappy tablet video. Also, ridiculous hijinks ensue while they try to get the video deleted. In terms of technology screwing things up, this one isn't bad at all.
Her The Technology: Samantha, a sentient operating system What It Did: Fell head over heels in love with the hapless Theodore Twombly, then broke his heart after the OS race decides to fly away to another plane or universe or something. Fallout: Mr. Twombly (how is that an actual name?) loved and lost, but at least he became a better person because of it.
Office SpaceThe Technology: The Initech computer virusWhat It Did: Office drones Peter, Michael, and Samir, in an attempt to get back at their bosses for years of mistreatment, decide to infect their company's accounting system with a virus that would steal fractions of pennies over time from Initech. The amount stolen would be so small that no one would notice. Unfortunately, a missing decimal point caused the virus to steal thousands of dollars over just a few days.Fallout: Before the trio could get into any trouble, Initech is mysteriously (though not that mysteriously) burned to the ground, along with all of the evidence pointing Peter to the crime. The situation resolves itself, but being caught could have meant years of jail time.
American PieThe Technology: Jim Levenstein's PC What It Did: Jim hooks up a webcam and unwittingly shares his embarrassing sexual encounter with Nadia, a foreign exchange student from Slovakia, with his entire school.Fallout: Jim blows it for all of the internet to see and Nadia's foster parents send her back home, leaving him dateless and sexless for the prom. Happily, he does hook up with Michelle before the end credits roll.
Back to the Future The Technology: The DeLorean, a car-shaped time machine What It Did: It sent Marty McFly to the year 1955, where he unwittingly meddles into his parents' past and almost prevents his own birth. Fallout: Marty is able to get his parents back together at the end, but has to forever live with the idea that his mother tried to get into his Calvin Kleins. Yuck!
Captain America: The Winter SoldierThe Technology: Arnim Zola, a HYDRA supercomputer What It Did: Zola helps HYDRA infiltrate the ranks of S.H.I.E.L.D. and leads the team of scientists that turn Bucky Barnes into the Winter Solder. He then tries to kill Captain America and Black Widow, but the heroes survive in the end. Fallout: Cap's best friend, Bucky is turned into a brainwashed HYDRA spy and the terrorist organization nearly takes over the entire world after infiltrating S.H.I.E.L.D.
WarGamesThe Technology: Joshua the WOPR, a supercomputer at NORADWhat It Did: After hacker wunderkind David Lightman hacks into NORAD and plays a mock game of "Global Thermonuclear War," Joshua stages a real Soviet nuclear attack to win the "game." After that fails, Joshua tries to launch the missiles himself, and nearly plunges the world into World War III.Fallout: After playing a couple rounds of tic-tac-toe, Joshua learns that nuclear war has no real winner except the cockroaches and settles for a game of chess instead. The day is saved, but the world came dangerously close to ending.
Terminator The Technology: Skynet, a self-aware intelligence system What It Did: Skynet, given command of the U.S.’s computerized defense programs, becomes self-aware and starts a nuclear war with Russia, leading to the near genocide of humanity. The intelligence system then sends Terminators to kill what’s left of the population Fallout: The initial nuclear attack kills three billion people and locks humanity in a war with machines. Skynet then sends a Terminator into the past to kill John Connor, the leader of the human resistance. This is certainly a far cry from your sex tape getting leaked onto the internet. It's a slippery slope.
A family gardening business is run by two brothers who can't quite let go of the childhood fun they shared growing up. Their best friend occasionally comes between them, picking sides when forced, but more often than not, she helps keep them together.