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‘Father Figures’ Premiere Raises Funds for Southern California Wildfire Victims

‘Father Figures’ Premiere Raises Funds for Southern California Wildfire Victims
The real world intruded a bit on the world premiere of “Father Figures” at the Tcl Chinese in Hollywood on Wednesday. On the red carpet, producer Ivan Reitman made a pitch for funds to help victims of the Thomas Fire. Earlier in the week, he and his family were forced to evacuate their Montecito home.

“I’m very thankful to the firefighters [so] that we escaped fire damage,” he said before the film, starring Ed Helms and Owen Wilson, screened.

For “Father Figures” screenwriter Justin Malen, the premiere culminated close to a decade of work. He recalls that part of the original story was inspired by his grandmother taking him to see “Basic Instinct” in 1992.

“She would only see R-rated movies because any other movie would eventually wind up free on television,” Malen said. “A lot of the idea for this movie was me looking at old photos of my parents and realizing that things were not as
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Owen Wilson, Ed Helms Talk Family Bond at 'Father Figures' Premiere

Owen Wilson, Ed Helms Talk Family Bond at 'Father Figures' Premiere
The star-studded cast of Father Figures, including Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, J.K. Simmons, Terry Bradshaw and Katt Williams, arrived at Hollywood's Tcl Chinese Theater on Wednesday night for the film's Los Angeles premiere. 

The comedy, which also stars Glenn Close and Christopher Walken, is about twin brothers (played by Wilson and Helms) who go on a journey to find their real father after discovering their mother (Close) had lied about him dying when they were young. Helms, who told The Hollywood Reporter that he was "incredibly proud" of the film, said that when he got the script he thought it...
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Ed Helms' Comedy Central Special Satirizes Trump's "Fake News"

Ed Helms took shots at the preponderance of "fake news" accusations on Wednesday night with his hourlong Comedy Central special The Fake News with Ted Nelms. 

The special took a satirical look at the news, with false and often preposterous news stories being read onscreen by Helms' fake journalist alter ego, Ted Nelms. Helms, although known of late for his roles in films such as ChappaquiddickVacation and The Hangover series and for TV shows such as The Office and The Muppets, also worked for Comedy Central's The Daily Show in the early 2000s as a correspondent. 

President Trump has frequently lamented "fake news" portrayals of him and his administration, giving rise to the...
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‘The Clapper’ Trailer: Ed Helms is an Infomercial Superstar

‘The Clapper’ Trailer: Ed Helms is an Infomercial Superstar
Ed Helms hasn’t quite been able to parlay his success on The Office onto the big screen, but perhaps his new film The Clapper will change that. The quirky romantic comedy has Helms playing a professional infomercial audience member who finds himself smitten with a gas station attendant played by Amanda Seyfried. Their romance is challenged, however, when […]

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Ed Helms & Amanda Seyfried in First Trailer for Comedy 'The Clapper'

"Who is The Clapper?" Momentum Pictures has debuted an official trailer for an indie comedy titled The Clapper, the latest from director Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Fighting, The Son of No One, Man Down). The Clapper is about a man, played by Ed Helms, who enjoys his job to be paid to fill seats in infomercial audiences. But when a talk late night TV talk show host discovers and makes fun of him, his whole life gets turned upside-down. Very weird concept for a film, but this trailer actually makes it look kind of amusing, with a sweet side. The cast includes Amanda Seyfried, Tracy Morgan, P.J. Byrne, Charles Halford, and Leah Remini. This probably isn't what you're expecting, but doesn't look too bad. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Dito Montiel's The Clapper, direct from YouTube: Eddie is a guy who gets paid
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Ed Helms on Comedy Central’s New Special, ‘The Fake News with Ted Nelms’

The Fake News with Ted Nelms, starring and executive produced by Ed Helms, is a ridiculous, made-up news show that resembles actual news, but is instead a constant stream of jokes delivered with such an extreme deadpan that it will be hard not to laugh at the absurdity of it all. The hour-long Comedy Central satirical news special directed at the current political climate marks Helms’ return to the network, nearly a decade after his run on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart ended. During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, actor Ed Helms talked about …
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‘The Clapper’ Trailer: Ed Helms & Amanda Seyfried Fall In Love

Over a decade ago, Dito Montiel made a well received indie movie, “A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints,” but ever since has largely been failing upwards. A string of movies have followed, that find him working with decent names (Dwayne Johnson, Shia Labeouf, Kate Mara, Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Juliette Binoche) but all them have failed critically or commercially or both (“The Son Of No One,” “Empire State,” “Boulevard,” “Man Down“).

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Father Figures In St. Louis

Owen Wilson (“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Zoolander 2”) and Ed Helms (“The Hangover” films, “We’re the Millers”) star in the Alcon Entertainment comedy “Father Figures,” marking the directorial debut of veteran cinematographer Lawrence Sher (“The Hangover” films).

Wilson and Helms are Kyle and Peter Reynolds, brothers whose eccentric mother raised them to believe their father had died when they were young. When they discover this to be a lie, they set out together to find their real father, and end up learning more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know.

The film also stars J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), comedian Katt Williams, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback-turned-actor Terry Bradshaw, Ving Rhames (the “Mission Impossible” films), Harry Shearer (“The Simpsons”), and Oscar nominee June Squibb (“Nebraska”), with Oscar winner Christopher Walken (“The Deer Hunter”), and Oscar nominee Glenn Close (“Albert Nobbs,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as the twins’ mother.
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Ed Helms Returns to Comedy Central With a Mission: Making ‘Fake News’ Fake Again — Turn It On Podcast

Ed Helms Returns to Comedy Central With a Mission: Making ‘Fake News’ Fake Again — Turn It On Podcast
It took “fake news” to bring Ed Helms back to Comedy Central. Since leaving “The Daily Show” in 2006, Helms has found plenty of success as a comedic actor in both TV and film, starting with “The Office,” and then, of course, “The Hangover” trilogy and a successful voice over career in animated hits like “The Lorax” and “Captain Underpants.”

But Helms missed his time satirizing the news, especially given his experience working alongside legendary talent like Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Samantha Bee, and many more. Now he’s back behind the desk, at least for one night, as the fictional host of Comedy Central’s “The Fake News with Ted Nelms.”

“I’ve just been missing being a part of the media commentary world ever since I left ‘The Daily Show,’ Helms said. “I really feel back in the saddle in a way. It’s really scratching that itch.
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Ed Helms Returns to Comedy Central With a Mission: Making ‘Fake News’ Fake Again — Turn It On Podcast

Ed Helms Returns to Comedy Central With a Mission: Making ‘Fake News’ Fake Again — Turn It On Podcast
It took “fake news” to bring Ed Helms back to Comedy Central. Since leaving “The Daily Show” in 2006, Helms has found plenty of success as a comedic actor in both TV and film, starting with “The Office,” and then, of course, “The Hangover” trilogy and a successful voice over career in animated hits like “The Lorax” and “Captain Underpants.”

But Helms missed his time satirizing the news, especially given his experience working alongside legendary talent like Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Samantha Bee, and many more. Now he’s back behind the desk, at least for one night, as the fictional host of Comedy Central’s “The Fake News with Ted Nelms.”

“I’ve just been missing being a part of the media commentary world ever since I left ‘The Daily Show,’ Helms said. “I really feel back in the saddle in a way. It’s really scratching that itch.
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Stephen Colbert, Ed Helms Banter About 'Daily Show' Bathroom Etiquette

On Wednesday's Late Show, Daily Show alums Stephen Colbert and Ed Helms reignited a long-standing debate they've had.

"As I said, we have known each other a long time, get along great," Colbert began, before Helms interjected to address his issue with the late-night host.

"We had a little disagreement, you and I, at The Daily Show," Helms said, with Colbert asking, "You thinking about what I'm thinking about?"

Ready to "get into it" and "solve" their argument once and for all, the former Daily Show correspondents began discussing their differed views on whether it's appropriate to knock on a...
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A Musical Benefit Honoring Grammy-Winning Violinist Joshua Bell and Veteran Teacher Vincent Womack

November 28, 2017 was a note-worthy evening as Education Through Music-Los Angeles (Etm-la) hosted its 12th Anniversary Benefit Gala.

Vincent Womack and Joshua Bell with Host Malcolm McDowell

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Supporters from the music, film and education communities gathered to honor Grammy-Winning Violinist Joshua Bell, and Veteran Music Teacher (Foshay Learning Center, Los Angeles Unified School District) Vincent Womack at the Skirball Cultural Center.

The event was hosted by Malcolm McDowell (Mozart in the Jungle), and featured special performances and presentations by Joshua Bell (Grammy winning violinist), Billy Childs (Grammy winning pianist/composer), Judith Hill (The Voice, Prince, Michael Jackson), Joanne Pearce Martin (pianist, Los Angeles Philharmonic,) Dr. Lemmon McMillan, guest Chris Botti (Grammy winning trumpeter), Foshay Learning Center Students and Education Through Music-La Students. Executive Director of Etm-la Victoria Lanier welcomed co-chair hosts Lola Debney and Alecia Spendlove. Honorary chairs of the gala include music education champions and
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December TV Premieres: 10 New Shows and Specials to Look Out for This Month

December TV Premieres: 10 New Shows and Specials to Look Out for This Month
Some say that December is the perfect time to catch up on a bevy of great TV for the year. While there are plenty of shows vying for your precious remaining 2017 hours, that certainly isn’t stopping networks of all kinds from trying to strike gold with a hit before the calendar turns.

Read More: Our 20 Favorite New TV Characters of 2017

Admittedly, this month’s selection is slimmer than usual (someone has to make room for all the holiday specials!), but there’s still enough to highlight for our monthly roundup of new shows. (Wondering if you’re all caught up with the big shows from the past few months? Our August, September, October, and November previews are here to help guide you.)

All Def Comedy” (December 1, HBO)

All Def Comedy” made its HBO debut last year as a late-fall special, but Tony Rock is back to host an
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December TV Premieres: 10 New Shows and Specials to Look Out for This Month

December TV Premieres: 10 New Shows and Specials to Look Out for This Month
Some say that December is the perfect time to catch up on a bevy of great TV for the year. While there are plenty of shows vying for your precious remaining 2017 hours, that certainly isn’t stopping networks of all kinds from trying to strike gold with a hit before the calendar turns.

Read More: Our 20 Favorite New TV Characters of 2017

Admittedly, this month’s selection is slimmer than usual (someone has to make room for all the holiday specials!), but there’s still enough to highlight for our monthly roundup of new shows. (Wondering if you’re all caught up with the big shows from the past few months? Our August, September, October, and November previews are here to help guide you.)

All Def Comedy” (December 1, HBO)

All Def Comedy” made its HBO debut last year as a late-fall special, but Tony Rock is back to host an
See full article at Indiewire Television »

‘Shaft’ Sequel and Ansel Elgort’s ‘Goldfinch’ Get 2019 Release Dates

‘Shaft’ Sequel and Ansel Elgort’s ‘Goldfinch’ Get 2019 Release Dates
Warner Bros. has set its “Shaft” sequel for June 14, 2019, and given its Sarah Paulson-Ansel Elgort drama “The Goldfinch” an Oct. 11, 2019, opening.

Shaft” stars Samuel L. Jackson and Jessie T. Usher as father and son along with Alexandra Shipp. Tim Story is directing from a script by Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow. Jackson is reprising the role he played in the 2000 “Shaft” reboot of the original 1971 blaxploitation film, starring Richard Roundtree.

Usher portrays an FBI agent and a cyber expert, and the partnership with his father is an uneasy collision of old school meets new school. Producers are John Davis and Barris. New Line will have North American rights and Netflix will have international rights.

Paulson and Elgort star in “The Goldfinch” along with “Dunkirk” actor Aneurin Barnard. Based on Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-winning book, “The Goldfinch” tells the story of a young man who survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum that kills his mother
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'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

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Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Logan Lucky (Steven Soderbergh-directed action-comedy; Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterston, Dwight Yoakam, Sebastian Stan, Brian Gleeson, Jack Quaid, Hilary Swank, Daniel Craig; rated PG-13) Woodshock (drama; Kirsten Dunst, Joe Cole, Pilou Asbæk; rated R) I Do… Until I Don’t (romantic comedy; Lake Bell, Ed Helms, Mary Steenburgen, Paul Reiser, Amber Heard; rated R) Tulip Fever (romantic drama; Alicia Vikander...

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Fox Buys Culture Clash Comedy ‘Re-Training Day’ From ‘Uncle Buck’ Duo, Ed Helms & Storied Media Group

Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to Re-Training Day, a single-camera comedy from Uncle Buck developers/executive producers Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, Ed Helms and Mike Falbo’s Pacific Electric Picture Co., Storied Media Group and Universal TV. Written and executive produced by Cragg and Bradley and inspired by a piece on NPR’s Planet Money, Re-Training Day centers around Kim, a progressive graduate from the Berkeley School of Public Policy who, after…
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Best TV to Watch in December: Wtf Holiday Specials, Fake News and More

Best TV to Watch in December: Wtf Holiday Specials, Fake News and More
Tis the season for ...TV holiday specials! And who better to season your greetings than Empire's Cookie! Meanwhile, Fox mounts one mistletoe of a live musical hullabaloo, Comedy Central tries to find the funny in fake news and HBO delivers a documentary on a man who made real news. Plus Carol Burnett fans are in for a treat and Game of Thrones devotees will get a dose of Kit Harrington to tide them over until winter is over. Baby, it's cold outside! So here's the television shows, specials and one-offs
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Jason Mraz Finds Making His Broadway Debut in ‘Waitress’ Less Grueling Than Going on Tour (Exclusive)

Jason Mraz Finds Making His Broadway Debut in ‘Waitress’ Less Grueling Than Going on Tour (Exclusive)
“It’s a good gig,” Jason Mraz says of what he’s calling a “Broadway Retreat,” making his acting and Broadway debut as Dr. Pomatter in a 10-week limited run of Waitress on Broadway.

The singer, who officially took his first bow on Nov. 3, tells Et that eight performances a week onstage at the Brooks Atkinson Theater in New York City is “less grueling” than a typical touring schedule. “I am not leaving town or changing venues. I am not onstage for three hours singing 25 songs. Broadway, in a sense, is easier, at least currently in the role that I’m in.”

Based on the 2007 film starring Keri Russell, Waitress tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, currently played by Betsy Wolfe, a pregnant pie maker in an unhappy marriage who falls in love with her married gynecologist, Dr. Pomatter. “Suddenly this patient comes along who disarms him and has him step out of his comfort zone; a boring
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Ed Helms Returns to Comedy Central with Cable News Satire Special

Comedy Central welcomes Ed Helms back home. Nearly a decade after completing a tour of duty on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Helms will return to the #1 brand in comedy to bring viewers a hilarious satirical news special centered around fake news and the current political climate. The Fake News with Ted Nelms will premiere on Wednesday, December 13 at 10:00 p.m. Et/Pt on Comedy Central. “So thrilled to be returning to Comedy Central after all these years for my new special The Fake News with Ted Nelms. Obviously there are lot of news organizations out there just making up

Ed Helms Returns to Comedy Central with Cable News Satire Special
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