He also revealed to us how Ferrell got his Office gig in the first place: “He called us up. He called the producers and said ‘I heard Steve’s leaving and I would like to be a part of his exit some how. I’d like to be there for it.’ So they were like, ‘Hells yeah!’”
Once upon a brief time, Super Bowl advertisements were good. Now? Not so much. The one above, from 2008, was pretty much the nadir. But we’re on the hunt for more lousy ads, and we need the help of the Tumblr community to jog our memory. A little afternoon crowdsourcing, anyone?
We humbly submit this super-creepy Dodge commercial from last year, which implies that beneath the placid surface of every man lies a misogynistic monster. (The fact that Dexter Morgan narrates it certainly doesn’t help matters.)
The full song is now live on PopEater and AOLMusic.
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The prize: Michael Jackson’s ‘VISION’ (Three-DVD limited edition package) ‘GLEE: THE MUSIC, VOLUME 1’ ‘GLEE: THE MUSIC, VOLUME 2’ ‘GLEE: THE MUSIC, VOLUME 3’ ‘SHOWSTOPPERS GLEE: THE MUSIC, VOLUME 4’
“DON’T BE A DRAG, JUST BE A QUEEN
WHETHER YOU’RE BROKE OR EVERGREEN
YOU’RE BLACK, WHITE, BEIGE, CHOLA DESCENT
YOU’RE LEBANESE, YOU’RE ORIENT
WHETHER LIFE’S DISABILITIES
LEFT YOU OUTCAST, BULLIED, OR TEASED
REJOICE AND LOVE YOURSELF TODAY
‘CAUSE BABY YOU WERE BORN THIS WAY”—A taste of “Born This Way.” Lady Gaga’s revealed the song’s full lyrics—read the rest at EW.com.
He’ll be playing a branch manager who arrives from the home office and proves to be just as inept as Michael Scott.
Says Toby Flenderson/Office executive producer Paul Lieberstein: “We found Steve Carell when he was nothing but a movie star and we turned him into a television star. We are proud to continue The Office‘s tradition of discovering famous talent, and we hope that once America gets a good look at Will, they’ll see what we see: tremendous raw sexuality.”
“I smell a Golden Age. We got all this technological leverage, and also expertise and curation is coming back. You see reporters in New York getting poached for 300 Gs. A year ago, people would have said it was of no merit, but the killer app going forward is news. That’s the only way to break through the clutter, and you can’t do that without hitting the phones.”—David Carr, New York Times media columnist and star of Sundance must-see documentary Page One, on the future of journalism.
“The time is right to bring back Annie to the big screen. Of course, we’re true believers in Willow’s talent and believe she will be perfect in this role. Combining Willow with the Overbrook team that reimagined Karate Kid and the spectacular Jay-Z makes this a dream project. A decade ago, Jay-Z proved that the power of the underlying Broadway property remains, by showing how these songs could be reinterpreted for a new generation with ‘Hard Knock Life.’ We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with our friends at Overbrook as they launch this new venture.”—Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad on a new remake of Annie that will star Willow Smith (and be produced by her dad). We see where he’s coming from—it’s been 11 whole years since the last major adaptation of the Broadway classic. And it’s not like there’s going to be a revival of the musical in 2012 or anything.
Brad Pitt is in talks to replace Matt Damon as the co-star of Paramount Pictures’ The Fighter, a drama about Boston boxer ”Irish” Mickey Ward and his unlikely path to become world lightweight champion. Boston native Mark Wahlberg is on board to play Ward, and Pitt is in negotiations to take Damon’s place as Dicky Eklund, Mickey’s half-brother, a boxer who once knocked down Sugar Ray Leonard during a title fight in which he went the distance with the boxing legend. Damon, also a Bostonian, left the project due to scheduling conflicts. The movie’s other Boston ties are director Darren Aronofsky, a Harvard graduate, and producer Scott Silver, a Massachusetts native and Boston University grad.
Crazy, right? What do you think The Fighter would have been like if Brad Pitt or Matt Damon had played Dicky instead of Christian Bale? And what if David O. Russell hadn’t replaced Darren Aronofsky—would there be no Black Swan?