Joel McHale and his Community costars were out in Beverly Hills last night for their PaleyFest panel. The cast recently finished wrapping their Pulp Fiction-themed episode and Gillian Jacobs told us that while she dons Uma Thurman's famous black wig, she sadly didn't get to parody the movie's classic dance scene. Gillian and the rest of the actors also gave us a few hints about the upcoming, two-part season closer. Lost star Josh Holloway pays a special visit to Greendale Community College in the finale and apparently everyone was enamored with the sexy actor. Daniel Pudi had high hopes to catch Josh using Sawyer-esque nicknames on set and Yvette Nicole Brown was distracted by his dimples. Joel even joked that their characters might share a kiss! The Hangover 2's Ken Jeong revealed that the highly anticipated sequel is "funnier" and "raunchier" than the first one, saying, "We upped the ante." Check out today's PopSugar Rush to watch all our interviews with Joel, Gillian, Ken, and more.
Justin Timberlake cheered on the Lakers as they maintained their undefeated record with a win against the Portland Trailblazers in LA yesterday. He had the night off from filming Now to sit courtside with other fans like Chevy Chase, Khloe Kardashian, and Jaleel White, who's best known for his former role as Steve Urkel on Family Matters. Justin's moved on to his next project after working on Friends With Benefits with Mila Kunis over the Summer, and we just got our first peek at the romantic comedy's hilarious trailer. He's been focused on making movies and not music lately, though he also has his hands in other ventures. Justin apparently will be involved in opening a second Southern Hospitality in NYC, after the success of his first restaurant with business partner and childhood friend Trace Ayala.
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If you happened to catch last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, you may have noticed that Kimmel was MIA — and had been replaced by Jay Leno. Kimmel stepped in to Leno's, er, chin to portray the late-night host, complete with his bouffant and speech impediment. But the real kicker: guest Chevy Chase stepped out wearing a red Conan O'Brien wig, and even did O'Brien's signature hair shake.
The bit is hilarious, but it wasn't all laughs; Chase also took the opportunity to comment on The Tonight Show situation and O'Brien's recent statement, saying that he thinks O'Brien will stay put — and Leno will get the boot. I don't know that I agree, given that NBC seems to be 100 percent behind making Leno's show work (even if it kills them and the rest of the lineup), but I know most of you probably like the suggestion. Check out the clip when you read more
The red carpet sexiness was just a precursor to the excitement of the People's Choice Awards show. Queen Latifah was once again host for the star-studded evening and kept the clip quick for the two-hour show. Ellen was the night's first winner — check out the full list here! Sacha Baron Cohen finished off the show with a funny presentation to his Sweeney Todd costar and Favorite Movie Actor of the Decade, Johnny Depp. Country sweethearts Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood both walked away with statues and there was no on camera Lautner-Swift run-in. One of the cutest parts of the show was when Inglourious Basterds' Diane Kruger, Eli Roth and BJ Novak announced Lautner's win with cheering. Nicole Kidman sported gloves as she held hands with Keith Urban, who was named Favorite Male Artist, after they posed with Latifah and boy Taylor.
Mariah Carey had to have some help on her way up to the stage to accept for Favorite R&B Artist, and once she and Nick Cannon made it to the press room she was ready to joke about her Palm Springs appearance that had everyone talking, announcing to the press, "Everybody in the club's getting tipsy!" Sandra Bullock got a little emotional accepting one of her awards of the night, but backstage she was all about joking with her fellow-winner and The Proposal castmate Ryan Reynolds. Valentine's Day costars Jessica Alba and Ashton Kutcher posed together backstage after she awarded him the web celeb honors — which he of course streamed live on his Twitter. It was a great night all around, and we're so excited for all the fun and madness coming up all award season long!
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Joel McHale and Chevy Chase make a fabulous old school/new school comedy pair on new show Community, but how do the two actors really feel about each other? Watch today's buzz-worthy video for a behind-the-scenes interview between McHale and Chase, which begins friendly enough, until Chase tells McHale how he really feels about him (hint: there's a metaphor about cashiers crushing bread). It's all downhill from there.
NBC and Bravo had their chance to play party host in Pasadena last night for the TCAs. Michelle Trachtenberg could only stay for a second before heading to her mom's birthday party, but she still dished even more on Gossip Girl — check out the exclusive interview in today's PopSugar Rush! Most of the cast of The Office came out to support their show, and Mindy Kaling even gave Buzz the scoop on the upcoming Jim and Pam wedding! Rachel Zoe and her husband also posed on the red carpet as they gear up for season two of Rachel's show and the launch of her newsletter. There's a lot more to come from all our interviews and the events are rolling on today, so don't forget to check out all of our TCA coverage here .
The networks have announced their Fall schedules, but which series will be worth watching? Throughout the Summer, as I watch the pilots, I'll be posting my first impressions. Note that a lot can change before a show actually makes it to air, so these aren't reviews, just quick thoughts on how the shows look now. Today's pick: the NBC comedy Community.
What's it about? A group of misfit students at a community college come together, Breakfast Club-style.
Who's in it? Joel McHale, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs Allison Brie, John Oliver, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi
The good: Community feels like a show that has potential. It preys on Hollywood stereotypes, really working its Breakfast Club metaphor and riffing on some other TV and movie conventions — a bunch of which can be seen in the preview video below. The interactions between McHale as a lawyer who's been sent back to community college and Oliver as the college's crafty dean are among the funniest moments in the pilot. The writers have created an interesting group of characters, and it's fun to watch all the alliances form and fights break out.
The bad: When the jokes miss, they really miss; I still laughed more than I cringed, but it was close. Rather than introduce the characters (except for McHale's), we're just thrown into their world, and it was a little frustrating to figure out why I was supposed to care about their relationships. I like a pop culture reference as much as the next gal, but this show toes the line of having too many. McHale is a funny guy, but I'm still not 100 percent convinced he can carry a comedy as an actor.
Will I watch? I'll check it out again. I think it'll fit well in NBC's Thursday lineup.
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The cast of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hit New York City last night to show off their film to the eagerly awaiting American audience. Emma Watson led the show with her impeccable fashion sense, but luckily this time she skipped any wardrobe malfunctions as she chatted about hoping her college roommate isn't a huge Harry Potter fan . Emma was flanked by Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint who were joined by fans like Michelle Trachtenberg and Lance Bass. Great news for the latest in the Harry Potter franchise — the movie is supposedly on track for a great opening weekend at the box office even though we're still a week away from its release.
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- The British Academy of Film and Television/Los Angeles will honor Emily Blunt as British artist of the year on Nov. 5. — Variety
- Big Brother will be watching again starting July 9. — TV.com
- Chevy Chase is joining the cast of the time-travel comedy Hot Tub Time Machine. — ComingSoon
- How to watch the Britain's Got Talent finale if you're not in the UK. — AP
- Naval captain Richard Phillips' life rights have been acquired by Columbia Pictures. — Variety
- TLC has ordered a new reality show about lavish weddings. — The Hollywood Reporter
- Seann William Scott and Adam Brody are joining Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan in Kevin Smith's buddy action comedy A Couple of Dicks. — ComingSoon
- Kristin Chenoweth will star in a Christmas movie for Lifetime. — Broadcasting and Cable
This week's Chuck begins 100 miles east of Barstow at Chuck's father's trailer. It ends with some revelations — some surprising, some maybe less so by now — about Chuck's family history and his future as the Intersect. Also, it makes pancakes seem like the saddest food ever. Ready to chat about it? Just read more