Emily is left completely broken-hearted when her musician boyfriend breaks up with her in favour of a life of groupies as his band takes off. They were meant to be vacationing to Ecuador together, and she refuses to give up an excuse for fun at this stage in her 30s so Emily decides to take her slightly reluctant mother instead. She also wants to help her mom revisit some of the fun she had in her youth. Unfortunately, they find themselves kidnapped by a mysterious man they meet in a restaurant and only manage to escape with difficulty. By now they are in the middle of nowhere with no knowledge of their wild surroundings and they're definitely starting to wish they'd never come to South America in the first place.
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Tina Fey has finally named the man who called her the c-word, which inspired an episode of ’30 Rock.’
We’ve all known for a long time that the episode of ’30 Rock’ in which Tina Fey’s character Liz Lemon was called the c-word was inspired by real life events, but now the comedian has revealed exactly who used the profanity against her.
Tina Fey has revealed which ‘SNL’ cast member called her the c-word.
Appearing on 'The Howard Stern Show' on Monday, Fey said it was former ‘SNL’ cast member Colin Quinn who had actually said it to her. "I love him so much," Fey explained. "I was trying to help him with a show that he was working on, and I think his anxiety about the writing of the show spilled over.”
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Amy Schumer makes her big screen debut with a script that feels like a much-extended sketch from her TV series. It's hilariously observant and refreshingly grown-up about sex, but the plot falls back on the usual cliches. Even with some clever twists and turns, the structure is oddly predictable. But the biggest surprise is that Schumer and director Judd Apatow ultimately cave in and take a traditional approach to romance.
As she does on her show, Schumer plays a sexually frank woman called Amy. Taught by her father (Colin Quinn) to distrust monogamy, she has indulged in a commitment-free life, rarely seeing a man more than once. And her one repeat male partner (John Cena) is a rather too self-obsessed bodybuilder. Then her boss, blithely demanding magazine editor Diana (Tilda Swinton), assigns her to interview Aaron (Bill Hader), a doctor who specialises in sports injuries. Amy can't help but seduce him; it's what she does! But in the process she realises that she actually quite likes him. This idea so rattles her that she sabotages her close relationship with her sister Kim (Brie Larson), who is expecting a child with husband Tom (Mike Birbiglia).
Schumer has impeccable comic timing, and she's hilarious all the way through this film, playing on her character's riotous way of being shockingly honest at all the wrong times. In other words, the character is entertaining but never very likeable because of the thoughtless things she does and says. So our sympathies lie with Hader, who gives an unusually layered turn as a smart, sensitive and very funny guy who just might be too good for Amy. Other characters are either here to provide emotion (Larson and Quinn) or to shamelessly steal scenes (Swinton). And Apatow brings in a usual stream of big-name cameos, including Daniel Radcliffe and Marisa Tomei in a clever pastiche of a New York indie movie.
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Life on the road can be tough for a musician. Faced with constant rejections from venues, friends and lovers, some musicians are also forced to face off against tour managers that have rather disturbing personality traits. For one musician, the best way to deal with all of this, is to simply accept it, and move on with his career - no matter who he offends along the way. His obsessive germ phobia doesn't help. Singer Jack Antonoff and the members of his band, Bleachers, give a little bit of insight into the life of a touring band, blurring the lines of reality and comedy.
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Amy enjoys her life in the big city with her comfortable apartment, wacky friends and driven job as a reporter for a men's magazine. As a young girl, her parents sadly divorced, and her father wasted no time in drumming into her that a lifelong partnership with just one person left much to be desired. So she's certainly taking her father's words literally and seems to enjoy the company of a different man every night (though never the full night); it's a life that she has no plans to change any time soon. However, something shifts in her consciousness when she meets sports doctor Aaron Connors on whom she's been commissioned to write an article. The pair hit it off right away, but after their first night together, Amy's left wondering if ending it there is really the best thing to do. It feels weird to carry on seeing someone after she's slept with them, but at the same time, she can't remember the last time she had so much fun.
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Popular Comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, the man behind one of the most popular shows in American comedy, has announced a live show to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"I grew up on Long Island, and New York City is home," Seinfeld, 58, said in a statement. "This is a tough time for this area, and we're just glad to be able to help in the recovery." Born in Brooklyn but raised in Massapequa, Seinfeld will perform with opening act Colin Quinn Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, with all proceeds donated to local relief organizations. Tickets for the event go on sale Nov. 30, and will likely be very popular considering his last set of live shows, two of which - currently sold out - have been converted into hurricane benefits, which basically means instead of buying expensive coffee with the money, they'll give it away.
Other celebrities dedicated to the cause of helping out their native America include Lady GaGa; the extravagant hitmaker has pledged to donate $1m, saying on her website: "If it wasn't for NYC . . . I would not be the woman or artist that I am today . . . Please accept this gift on behalf of myself, my parents Joe and Cynthia [Germanotta], and my sister Natali; with our deepest gratitude New York for raising us. Thank you for helping me build my spirit. I will now help you rebuild yours."
Five school buddies return home 30 years later for their beloved coach's funeral. Lenny (Sandler) is now a high-powered Beverly Hills agent married to a hot fashionista (Hayek). Eric (James) is an average guy with a lively wife (Bello) and unruly kids. Kurt (Rock) is a frazzled househusband married to a high-powered shrew (Rudolph). Marcus (Spade) is still the same lothario. And Rob (Schneider) is an overly emotional goofball with a much-older wife (Van Patten). Altogether, they head to a lake house for a week of wacky antics and shallow soul-searching.
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Despite Harold being remarkably amateurish, the concept is there, as you'd expect from a long-time Saturday Night Live veteran like director/co-writer T. Sean Shannon. A teenage kid named Harold has a bizarre case of early baldness and an attitude to match. He dresses horribly, walks with a hunched, old-man shuffle, and loves Murder, She Wrote. He's a cranky version of 14 Going on 74.
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Like The Aristocrats' Paul Provenza, Solomita is also a comedian who figured he'd take a stab at directing a documentary, and for his topic he figured he'd pick, well, himself and his pals from Boston. According to Solomita, at the time, there was no comedy scene anywhere in the country except for L.A. and New York (pity Chicago's Second City, founded in 1959, which merits no mention here at all). But thanks to a Chinese restaurant in Boston, good old Beantown got on the map as a comedy venue, too.
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Two paths are followed in Comedian. On one, a comic on the verge of success named Orny Adams receives what could be a career-defining break. On the other, an entertainer who climbed to the top of the heap named Jerry Seinfeld surveys his newly-acquired kingdom following the end of his highly-successful sitcom.
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