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Tj Miller Likens Himself to Lindsay Lohan in New Round of ‘Silicon Valley’ Smack Talk

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Tj Miller Likens Himself to Lindsay Lohan in New Round of ‘Silicon Valley’ Smack Talk
A lot has been said about T.J. Miller’s “Silicon Valley” exit. Miller himself said he didn’t like co-showrunner Alex Berg and also added that it just felt like the right time to leave. Berg previously told TheWrap that the finale was written in the way it was because producers “kind of had a sense that this might be the end of the road for him.” Since Miller has waged a war of words against the HBO show and its leadership, many have speculated that it could be the end for the actor-comedian’s career (an idea he flat out denies). In a recent.
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Rumble Fish / Edgar Wallace Collection

Rumble Fish

Blu-ray

Criterion

1940 / B&W / 1:85 / Street Date April 25, 2017

Starring: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane.

Cinematography: Stephen Burum

Film Editor: Barry Malkin

Written by S.E. Hinton and Francis Ford Coppola

Produced by Francis Ford Coppola

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Rumble Fish, Francis Ford Coppola’s Young Adult tone poem, unspools in a black and white never-never land of sullen teens, pool tables and pompadours. It may take a moment for the audience to suss out that we’re not in the Eisenhower era with Chuck Berry, Marilyn Monroe and the Cold War but squarely in Reagan’s domain of MTV, Madonna and the Cold War.

Set in a destitute Oklahoma town with the ghost of The Last Picture Show whistling through its empty streets, Matt Dillon plays Rusty, an inveterate gang-banger growing up in the shadow of his older brother played by Mickey Rourke, a reformed juvenile
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Bill Hader Comedy Gets Pilot Order From HBO

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Bill Hader Comedy Gets Pilot Order From HBO
HBO has given a pilot order to the half-hour comedy “Barry” from “Saturday Night Live” alum Bill Hader, TheWrap has learned. Hader co-wrote and will executive produce the pilot with Alex Berg (“Silicon Valley”). The comedian will star and direct as well. The show centers on a former Marine who works as a low-rent hitman in the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied with his life he begrudgingly travels to Los Angeles to kill someone and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the L.A. theater scene. Also read: Bill Hader to Star in David Foster Wallace-Inspired Movie 'Empress.
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HBO Orders Bill Hader Hitman Comedy Series

  • Dark Horizons
HBO has given a pilot order to the half-hour comedy "Barry" starring SNL alum Bill Hader. Hader co-wrote and will executive produce the pilot with Alex Berg ("Silicon Valley"), along with starring and directing it as well.

The show centers on a former Marine who works as a low-rent hitman in the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied with his life, he begrudgingly travels to Los Angeles on a job and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the L.A. theater scene.

Hader recently co-created the IFC series "Documentary Now!," made a guest appearance on Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and starred in the Amy Schumer comedy "Trainwreck".

Source: The Wrap
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Outrage Watch: Madonna's Patricia Arquette moment

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Outrage Watch: Madonna's Patricia Arquette moment
Welcome to the March 10, 2015 edition of Outrage Watch, HitFix's (almost) daily rundown of all the things folks are peeved about in entertainment. Today's top story: seems Madonna is having her Patricia Arquette moment. “Gay rights are way more advanced than women’s rights," said the superstar in a new interview with Out magazine. She added: "It’s moved along for the gay community, for the African-American community, but women are still just trading on their ass. To me, the last great frontier is women. Women are still the most marginalized group." Uh-oh. "Dating Tupac — and Basquiat — doesn’t make you an authority on the black experience, and being interviewed in Out doesn’t make you intimate with the gay one," snipes Salon's Mary Elizabeth Williams. "Madonna’s words stall progress for all social movements when she turns the fight for equality into a competition," gripes Carbonated.tv's Jessica Renae Buxbaum.
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Hugh Jackman interested in starring in spy drama Section 6 as the man who inspired James Bond's boss

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Hugh Jackman may never get the chance to play James Bond, but he may get to play the real man who inspired Ian Fleming's character of M. The highly touted script for Section 6 was purchased over the weekend for over a million dollars and it is said that Jackman is one of many stars who is looking at the project. Section 6 was written by Alex Berg and is the historical spy thriller follows the World War I-era formation of British intelligence agency MI6 and its first director, Sir...
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Eurovision's 7 Weirdest Performances

At Saturday night's Eurovision Song Contest, a trippy X Factor-meets-Idol sing-off, performers will compete in one of Europe's strangest annual exports. To catch up on the contest's 54-year history, Watch Video of the oddest performances yet.

Less Cowbell, Please!

Related story on The Daily Beast: Who's Behind the Turkish Sex Tapes?

Since the competition began in 1956, singers chosen by their respective countries have gained notoriety with campy and strange performances on Eurovision. The Swedish pop group Abba had its breakthrough moment when it won the 1974 competition with the future hit "Waterloo," and later Celine Dion won the 1988 contest for Switzerland before taking the world by storm. While Germany's Guildo Horn didn't quite achieve international stardom with his 1998 performance of "Guildo Hat Euch Lieb," aka "Guildo Loves You," he triggered Guildo fever in his home country with the song. In the performance, which took seventh place, Horn parades around the stage in a cape,
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The 11 Best Moments of New Jersey TV

From Jersey Shore and Real Housewives of New Jersey to Cake Boss and Jerseylicious, 2010 was the year New Jersey took over TV. Watch Video of the best friggin' clips.

Snooki and Angelina Throw Down on Jersey Shore

Related story on The Daily Beast: True Blood Bites Back

If 2009 was the year of Jersey Shore, MTV's runaway hit about a group of 20-something "guidos" boozing at the beach, then 2010 was the year of the proliferation of all things Jersey, with just about every network trying to cash in on the craze. Though the Jersey Shore gang headed to Miami for the second season of the show, they brought plenty of Jersey flavor along, namely the no-holds-barred fighting that defined the first season. In round one at Seaside Heights, Snooki, aka Nicole Polizzi, may have fallen victim to the punch heard around the world, but the guidette phenom-or public annoyance, take your
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In "The Grid" for September 16th

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In
"The Grid" is IFC's new series about what's next in movies, gadgets, viral videos, games, and more. Each Thursday, IFC News dives into our archives to bring you more on this week's cool stuff. Here's what going on this week in "The Grid":

-Kathryn Lyn told you about the new "Halo" game, "Halo: Reach." If you've taken a break from playing "Halo" to read about "Halo," take a look at Evan Narcisse's "Five Things You Need to Know About 'Halo: Reach'" (most importantly: Evan says it's the best game in the series so far). Evan also recently covered a super cool "Halo" demake for those of you who miss the terrible graphics and sound charm of classic games.

-Alex Berg previewed some highlights at this year's Fantastic Fest, Austin, Texas' coolest and most fantastic film festival. It's basically one giant movie party that runs from September 23 through
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Sacha Baron Cohen and the Hollywood Barnyard

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Sacha Baron Cohen and the Hollywood Barnyard
Read on, because what you think is just a metaphor in the title really, really isn't.

A few days ago, Sacha Baron Cohen, along with writers Alex Berg, Jeff Schaffer, and David Mandel (of Curb Your Enthusiasm), started pitching studios a new comedy they're working on. No Borats or Brunos, no wild shenanigans ... until the next day. Come day 2, Wme Entertainment had a goat wandering around their third floor atrium. Sources said it was because Paramount wants the pitch, which seems to involve a character who tends goats. (But, presumably, doesn't stare at them.) A source said: "This is the reason why people are paying so much attention to this pitch. It's a big straight ahead comedy and Sacha is starring in a really funny role." Day 3: The goat worked. Paramount has nabbed the comedy after a bidding war, a bidding war upped by not one, but two, goats.
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