Dax Shepard and Michael Pena play bike cops in CHIPS
While the new film Chips uses the title and characters from the iconic 1977-1983 TV series, writer-director-star Dax Shepard says that being faithful to the show wasn't his main goal. "I'm always looking to do something with action - specifically motor sports action - and comedy," he says. "And this was a show that was centred around two heroes on motorcycles. So to me, it was a lay-up as far as getting to do both things!"
Dax and Michael in CHIPS
He dove in with gusto to make the film. "Every day we blew something up or had a motorcycle crash," he says. "A lot of action-comedies are comedies with just a splash of action, so this is a bit of a throwback where the humour comes from the action. I'd like there to be 20 movies a year like Bad Boys and Lethal Weapon."
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It's clear from the very start that this movie has little to do with the 1977-1983 beloved hit TV series. Firstly, the film ignores the capitalisation that would make sense of the title. And the main characters, while they have familiar names, are completely different people. So fans of the show will be justifiably angry that it has been merely referenced to make a half-hearted mash-up of The Hangover and Fast & Furious. Which might not be a bad idea if the gross-out comedy was funny and the action was even remotely thrilling.
In this version, Poncharello is the undercover name assigned to a Miami FBI agent (Michael Pena) who is sent to Los Angeles to investigate a string of armoured car robberies that might involve dirty cops. He is partnered with officer Jon Baker (Dax Shepard) riding motorcycles with the California Highway Patrol (they're CHiPs, not Chips). Jon is a former hotshot off-road motorbike champ who has broken every bone in his body and has only joined the police to try to win back his estranged, monstrous wife (Kristen Bell). But he's such a high-energy idiot that he's starting the job on probation. As their case develops, it's instantly clear that the mastermind is the villainous officer Kurtz (Vincent D'Onofrio). And their investigation is complicated by the arrival of Ponch's FBI boss (Isiah Whitlock Jr.) and partner (Adam Brody).
The lazy script never tries to crank up any real mystery or tension in the plot. Instead, the film is just a series of smutty jokes and incoherent stunt sequences, plus running gags that never reach a punchline. All of this is infused with relentless sexism, as the camera leers shamelessly at every woman. And the laddish misogyny is accompanied by constant homophobia, which is addressed in the dialogue in a feeble attempt to undercut the baldfaced bigotry. This makes all of the characters resolutely unlikeable. Ponch and Jon are such self-absorbed jerks that it's inconceivable that they would ever be allowed to be policemen.
Continue reading: Chips Review
Bell and Shepard married in 2013 in a small courthouse ceremony.
Kristen Bell has opened up about her marriage to husband Dax Shepard and the couple’s intimate 2013 courthouse wedding. Appearing on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’, Bell shared never-seen-before photos from the couple’s big day, giving a glimpse into their small, private ceremony.
Kristen Bell has opened up about her marriage to Dax Shepard.
"We got married in a tiny room in the Beverly Hills courthouse, and it was still one of the best days of my life," Bell said. In the photos, Bell is shown wearing a simple black top and trousers combo, while Shepard wore a dark suit.
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Bell was ‘not thrilled’ at her husband’s quick snip decision.
Hollywood couple Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell won’t be having any more children, after Shepherd decided to have a vasectomy after a pregnancy scare last year. Appearing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', the comedian described how he rushed to get the procedure when he thought his wife could be pregnant again.
Dax Shepard has revealed he’s had a vasectomy.
When Kimmel asked Shepard if the parents of two were hoping to add to their family Shepard gave a firm ‘no’ and added: “Last year, my wife was working in Atlanta. We were there and she all of a sudden goes, 'Oh, my gosh! I’m so stupid. I’ve been sick for 10 days and ignoring it. I’m definitely pregnant.’”
The actor confesses past horrors on 'The Jason Ellis Show'.
Dax Shepard has unveiled a heartbreaking truth about his childhood in a recent interview, claiming that he was sexually abused at a young age by a neighbour - something that took him more than a decade to open up to anyone about but also something that he attributes as a root to his drug addiction.
Dax Shepard abused at 7-years-old
The 41-year-old 'Parenthood' actor told Australian radio host and MMA fighter Jason Ellis about his ordeal in an interview on his show on Sirius XM. 'Yeah, I was molested', he said. 'Not to the degree or extent you were.'
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Dax Shepard - Celebrities at the Los Angeles Lakers game. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers by the final score of 91-81 at Staples Center. at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 7th April 2016
Dax Shepard - Actor Dax Shepard hits the street of Los Angeles as highway patrolman Jon Baker with co star Michael Pena as Frank "Ponch" Poncherello in the remake of the 70's hit "Chips". - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 11th November 2015
Dax Shepard, Soleil Moon Frye, Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Andrew Panay - Celebrating the launch of SHYP (shyp.com) held at a private residence in Beverly Hills at Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 20th May 2015
It has been confirmed that the couple are expecting their second child.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are going to be new parents for a second time, it has been announced. The film stars have confirmed that they are expecting a baby and a sibling for their 15 month-old daughter, Lincoln Bell.
Bell, 33, and Shepard, 39, are taking the next step to expand their young family after Lincoln's birth in March 2013 and their marriage in October last year. "I can confirm that Kristen and Dax are expecting their second child and a sibling for Lincoln. The whole family is beyond excited," a rep for the family told Entertainment Tonight.
Only days before the couple's big news broke, the Frozen actress had joked about adding a new member to the family on Twitter but posted a picture of their new dog. "The newest member of our family comes in the form of this little black man," Kristen tweeted, along with a photo of the fluffy black dog that the couple recently adopted.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have always been a little out of the ordinary, but they are raising their daughter in a very different way. They said they plan to hide nothing from 10-month-old Lincoln.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard pulled off a wedding under $150, and recently welcomed a daughter into the world. The couple may be one of the most adorable of the past few years, and their parenting styles are understandably going to be a little different than others.
Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard and her growing baby bump
Bell appeared on Chelsea Lately, and talked about how she and her new husband are raising their daughter, Lincoln, who is now 10 months old.
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell married in the "the world's worst wedding."
No, Shepard and Bell - who prolonged their engagement three years until the Supreme court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act - finally married at the Beverly Hills County Clerk's Office in a ceremony that cost just $142.
"It was just Kristen and I at this lonely courthouse so they brought us this cake afterwards," Shaprd explained on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week. The actor said that scrawled across the cake was the message, The World's Worst Wedding though the newlyweds weren't offended. "How many people can say they threw 'The World's Worst Wedding?'" he joked.
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The pair married at the Beverly Hills County Clerk Office last week and the novelty or married life is still wearing strong
Kristen Bell and her long-time hubby Dax Shepard tied the knot in a low key ceremony on 17 October, and when we say low key, we really do mean it. The two went for a completely no-frills ceremony, nipping to the Beverly Hills County Clerk Office to apply for a wedding license, where they decided to just tie the knot there and then.
Kristen Bell is "still on a high " after marrying Dax Shepard
As the days have flown by, People Magazine recently caught up with Kristen to ask her about life as a married woman, and she insisted that life is still as good as ever. Just over a week after the 'ceremony,' the magazine managed to ask her about her union at a press junket for Frozen - the upcoming Disney animation which she provides her voice for and also sings on - where she revealed that she is "still on a high" from the wedding.
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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard married in a low-key ceremony.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard arrived at the Beverly Hills County Clerk Office last week to apply for a marriage license - though it all happened a little too quickly. In fact, when a court employee offered to marry them on the spot, they agreed, and the rest - as they say - is history.
In an extremely no-frills ceremony at the Beverly Hills County Clerk Office, Kristen and Dax were married with only a photographer present - apart from the officials. According to eyewitnesses who spoke with TMZ.com, Bell was weepy in the courtroom.
The low-profile marriage is hardly a surprise given Kristen has talked about wanting a courthouse marriage in the past. "I feel like we get enough attention in our daily lives and we just want something sort of private that involves pen and paper," he said.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard tie the knot in a low-key ceremony held inside a courtroom at the Beverly Hills County Clerk Office.
The post came just one day after the couple tied the knot on Oct 17th at a ceremony held in Beverly Hills, LA.
Bell shared, "Wife coffee tastes way better than regular coffee in the morning :)" whilst tagging Shepard's twitter handle.
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The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony this week
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are officially man and wife. The long-time couple tied the knot in a low key ceremony in California earlier this week, exchanging vows in a courtroom free from prying eyes and any real attention at all. The couple of six years have been engaged since 2010, but decided to hold off their marriage until now in support of same sex marriage.
As initially reported by TMZ, the two had a very low-key ceremony, getting hitched at the Beverly Hills County Clerk Office in front of a minuscule crowd of unspecified attendees. There was a photographer present to capture memories from the special occasion, but little else, as the two wanted as low-key a ceremony as possible.
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It was Justin's birthday this weekend and Jen was keen to make sure her hubby had a memorable bash, inviting a whose-who of Hollywood celebs
Amidst reports that their relationship is on the rocks, Jennifer Aniston was on hand to throw one heck of a distraction as she lavished her hubby Justin Theroux with gifts and visits from his famous friends as the actor celebrated his 42nd birthday this weekend.
The couple celebrated Justin's birthday and their one year anniversary as an engaged couple
There was no shortage of celebrity guests either, with famous faces dotted all around Jen and Justin's Bell Air mansion to wish Justin a happy birthday. Although Jen's BFF Courtney Cox couldn't attend the birthday bash, as the actress is reportedly recovering from a broken wrist still, reports state that among the attendees at their Los Angeles home were Ben Stiller, Tobey Maguire and Jason Bateman. Fellow actors Don Cheadle, Will Arnett, Malin Ackerman, Kristen Bell and her fiance Dax Shepard and Isla Fisher and her husband Sacha Baron Cohen were also in attendance, as were comedians Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen DeGeneres and their partners.
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Jimmy Kimmel had to content with TWO brides turning up to his wedding day. But which one did he marry?
TV host Jimmy Kimmel must have had the shock of his life to find two ladies in veils and white dresses were in attendance at his wedding, narrowly mistaking his fiancé Molly McNearney for mischievous guest and Precious actress Gabourey Sidibe, according to Yahoo! OMG. Kimmel and his girlfriend of two years MollyMcNearney married in a romantic Californian ceremony, packed with A-list guests, including Matt Damon, his wife Luciana, Emily Blunt, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Ellen Degeneres, Portia DeRossi, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Stanley Tucci and John Krasinski who all turned up the exclusive Ojai event.
Gabourey Sidibe Showed Her Sneaky Side By Arriving At The Kimmel/McNearney Wedding In A Bridal Gown.
Kimmel and McNearney hadn't planned on another bride turning up to their nuptials but this didn't stop Gabourey Sidibe, clad in white veil and bridal train, from making an entrance to remember when she stepped out of her black limo with a girlfriend as her 'bridesmaid' to help her with the flowing white gown. The Jimmy Kimmel Live host and his new wife Molly - the head writer on his show - showed their sense of humour, welcoming their prankster guest with laughter as both clearly enjoyed the stunt. So as not to hog the limelight from beautiful bride Molly, Sidibe changed into a tight red dress and flat white shoes after the surprise had rippled through the wedding party.
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TV host Jimmy Kimmel was surprised to find two ladies in veils and white dresses were in attendance but only one of whom was his fiancé Molly McNearney.
Jimmy Kimmel and his long-term lover MollyMcNearney have married in a romantic Californian ceremony. The star-studded ceremony was packed with A-list guests, including Matt Damon, his wife Luciana, Emily Blunt, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Ellen Degeneres, Portia DeRossi, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Stanley Tucci and John Krasinski who all turned up the exclusive Ojai event.However, all eyes turned to the drive as a guest dressed in an elegant white wedding gown stepped out of a black limo and made her way towards the reception to be greeted.
Was Jimmy Kimmel Confused When Two Ladies In White Dresses Approached Him?
Continue reading: Jimmy Kimmel Married, But Why Did Two Brides Turn Up To The Wedding?
Despite having been together for 5 years and engaged for almost three, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard still have no plans for getting married, and now the couple have announced that they are going to have a baby.
Clearly, Bell and Shepard want their child (or children) to grow up in a world of equal opportunity and equal rights, and they're planning on continuing their life of healthy living by vowing to remain vegan according to the Examiner. Dax Shepard has been playing a dad in the show 'Parenthood' for a while now, but with the little one on the way he's gearing up to take up the role for real. Neither of them are worried about having children before being married and The Herald Sun quotes the couple earlier this year. Bell said "We'll do it. We'll have some babies. It will be our gift to America." While Shepard said "We'll have them out of wedlock. We're not worried about that."
The couple created and starred in the low-budget movie 'Hit and Run' earlier this year but now their biggest plans revolve around their baby.
Audiences out for a bit of mindless fun will probably enjoy this raucous road movie, but only if they can look past comedy that relies on jokes about racism, sexism and homophobia. And if the characters are all paper-thin, at least the film is loose and enjoyably silly.
It centres on Charlie (Shepard), who lives in rural California with his girlfriend Annie (Bell). But when she's offered a job in Los Angeles, Charlie has to face up to his criminal past. He's currently in witness protection, and returning to L.A. is very dangerous. Still, he decides to take Annie to her job interview, while his protective agent (Arnold) follows close behind. But trouble is brewing because Annie's still-smitten ex (Rosenbaum) is also in hot pursuit, and when he figures out Charlie's secret, he gets in touch with the gang boss, Alex (Cooper), who wants him dead.
While the film looks whizzy and is packed with banter that sounds offensive, everything is pretty half-hearted. The dialog continually touches on sexuality and ethnicity in ways that are more lazy than inappropriate, and the discussions of serious issues like gender roles have no depth at all. This is a movie essentially made up of nothing but stereotypes. Bell and Cooper just about manage to give their characters personalities, but everyone else has essentially one note. Most of the men are mere chucklehead idiots, while the women are male fantasies.
Continue reading: Hit & Run Review
But every once in a while... something that really is politically incorrect comes along, like Mike Judge's new comedy, Idiocracy. And instead of the self-congratulatory smugness of Maher's show (and other so-called satirists who pretend to be daring but are actually mainstream), there is only embarrassed silence, except for the sounds of corporate sponsors bailing and studio executives caving in.
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A threesome of comedy second-bananas star in "Without a Paddle" as childhood pals (and Central Casting clichés) who reunite after the funeral of an adventurous friend (he died in a parachuting accident) for one "last chance to do something incredibly stupid together" -- they get lost in the Oregon woods while hunting for the missing loot of legendary skyjacker D.B. Cooper.
One guy is an over-achieving pantywaist physician (Seth Green, Scott Evil in "Austin Powers"), one's a slacker stuck in a responsibility-ducking rut (Matthew Lillard, Shaggy from the "Scooby-Doo" flicks), and one's a wisecracking lout (Ashton Kutcher's talent-deficient "Punk'd" sidekick Dax Shepard) who is rapidly approaching an age at which arrested development becomes inescapably pathetic.
But on this boating trip, all of them will overcome their hang-ups and discover that "being alive is the treasure" by way of predictable misadventures: going over waterfalls and having run-ins with bears, a redneck sheriff, heavy-set and heavily-armed hillbilly pot farmers, a mysterious mountain man (wild-bearded Burt Reynolds) and a pair of sexy tree-sitting flower children with shaved pits but hairy legs.
Continue reading: Without A Paddle Review
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