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Ed Helms To Star In 'Epic Fail'


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Ed Helms will star in 'Epic Fail'.

The 40-year-old actor is set to feature in Lionsgate's forthcoming film which he and producer Nicky Weinstock came up with, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Weinstock will produce through his Invention Films banner, along with Helms and Michael Falbo via their Pacific Electric Picture Company banner.

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Ed Helms To Star In The Naked Gun Remake


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The Hangover star Ed Helms is set to take Leslie Nielsen's place in a revival of The Naked Gun franchise.

The funnyman will play moronic Detective Frank Drebin in the new film, which will be written by Night at the Museum scribes Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, according to Variety.com.

The cop comedy was Nielsen's biggest hit, pulling in more than $217 million (£145 million) at the U.S. box office over three films in 1988, 1991 and 1994.

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Leslie Nielsen's Airplane! Flies High In Comedy Survey


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Late screen legend Leslie Nielsen has been crowned the king of comedy - he stars in two of the funniest films ever made, according to a new survey.

Nielsen's classic 1980 spoof disaster movie Airplane! was voted the top comedy of all time, beating Bradley Cooper's 2009 hit The Hangover into second place in the poll by U.K. Dvd rental service LoveFilm.

In third position was Nielsen's 1988 movie The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, while Superbad (2007) and the 2006 mockumentary Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan rounded out the top five.

Beloved comic Nielsen died in November 2010 of complications from pneumonia, aged 84.

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Airplane! Is Funniest Ever Film


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'Airplane!' is the funniest film ever, according to new research.

The spoof disaster movie - which starred the late Leslie Nielsen - came out top in research conducted by a panel of members of movie subscription service Lovefilm, as they calculated the precise number of ''laughs a minute'' for the top 10 comedies chosen by its members.

The film - which spawned the memorable lines: ''Surely you can't be serious?'' ''I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.'' - averaged three laughs a minute while second-placed 'The Hangover' had 2.4.

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Zsa Zsa Gabor To Have Child At 94?


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Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hollywood actress who was read her last rites in August 2010, could have another child at the age of 94. Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband Frederic Prinz von Anhalt wants his wife to have a baby using a surrogate mother, his sperm and an egg donor, reports OnTheRedCarpet.com.

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Films By Recently Deceased Directors Selected For Posterity


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Less than two weeks after the deaths of directors Irvin Kershner and Blake Edwards, two of their films, Kershner's Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back , produced by George Lucas, and Edwards's The Pink Panther, produced by Martin Jurow, have been selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in its National Film Registry. The two films were among 25 motion pictures that were selected and also include Robert Altman's McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Spike Lee's Malcolm X, Elia Kazan's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn , Alan J. Pakula's All the President's Men, and William Friedkin's The Exorcist. The comedy Airplane!, directed by Jim Abrahams and Jerry and David Zucker, also was included. It starred Leslie Nielsen, who died one month ago today.

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A Wreath Of Flowers Is Placed On The Star Of The Late Actor Leslie Nielsen On Hollywood Boulevard.

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Nephew Honours 'Nice Guy' Nielsen


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Leslie Nielsen's nephew has paid tribute to his late uncle in an emotional interview, describing the comic legend as a "caring, naturally funny guy" and a "truly nice man" who will be greatly missed.

The Naked Gun actor passed away on Sunday (28Nov10) after 12 days battling pneumonia in a Florida hospital.

Nielsen's nephew Doug has spoken out about the sad news, describing the Canadian star as one of his "best friends" and insisting the world has lost a leading light of comedy.

He tells the Vancouver Sun, "He had been in the hospital with pneumonia for the past 12 days, and in the last 48 hours it just got worse. This afternoon, surrounded by family, his wife and friends, he basically just fell asleep. It was very peaceful.

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The 'Stan Helsing' Premiere At The ArcLight Theater - Arrivals

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Scary Movie 3 Review


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There are lots of ways to churn out sequels, particularly comedies. You can speed along like a runaway train to capitalize on a surprise hit -- Miramax rushed Scary Movie 2 into theaters one year after the original's release -- or you can reset and go for broke. The latter approach seems to be the Scary Movie 3 motive, with new writers and veteran parody director David Zucker (Airplane!, The Naked Gun) joining the fray. For its efforts, Miramax gets a perfectly average movie, with fresh moments, lame retreads, and more opportunity for big box office.

Scary Movie 3 sticks with the program: mind-bogglingly dumb characters hustle their way through spoofs of the industry's most popular recent films. It's no mistake that the roasted movies -- in this case: Signs, The Ring, and 8 Mile -- all pull in huge money and attract a young audience.

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Nielsen: Women Used To Ridicule My Bow-Legs


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NAKED GUN star Leslie Nielsen used to consider himself a ladies' man, until he learnt "cruel young women" were mocking his crooked legs.

The spoof actor - who is bow-legged - endured years of torment and humiliation as a youngster, and any dreams he had of becoming a big screen action hero were soon dashed by his minor disability.

The 77-year-old comic - he features as the American President in new spoof Scary Movie 3 - says, "I thought I might be a ladies' man. But then I discovered that I was bow-legged. Young women can be cruel and they said, 'Oh look, it's bow-legged,' and you shrink away and shrivel up and you don't know what to do.

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Leslie Nielsen Honoured By School


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Legendary comic actor Leslie Nielsen has had a school named after him in his Canadian hometown.

The NAKED GUN star appeared in Edmonton, Alberta, on Tuesday (30SEP03) for the dedication of the LESLIE NIELSEN SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS at GRANT MacEWAN COLLEGE.

Nielsen says, "This is a great, great honour. Edmonton is the city where I grew up. This dedication acknowledges something I have always felt - that Edmonton truly is my home."

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