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May 2, 2010 | By Scott Sandell
It's a crisp, breezy day in Long Beach, and Charlie Day is diving, over and over again, into the cold and not exactly crystal-clear water of the marina for a scene on the FX comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Day may be an executive producer on the series, which he and costars-cowriters Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton developed from a modest video in 2005. But today he's doing what's been described as "Charlie work." That's "Charlie," as in his character, Charlie Kelly — the intellectually challenged, chemically impaired, lovably loser-ish co-owner of the bar Paddy's in the City of Brotherly Love, who always seems to draw the short straw — rather than Charlie Day, the Rhode Island-reared actor who's making his way from TV into movies with a role the romantic comedy "Going the Distance."
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April 4, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
The sun will come out tomorrow and then some for Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney. As part of a new three-year overall deal between FX Productions and the trio's RCG Productions, the threesome's offbeat comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is being renewed for two more seasons on FXX, and their new comedy starring "SNL"/"30 Rock" alum Tracy Morgan received a straight to series order. The additional two seasons of "It's Always Sunny" will take the comedy to its 12th season, with each cycle consisting of 12 episodes.
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September 2, 2010
Where you've seen him Charlie Day plays addlebrained Charlie Kelly on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," the impolite FX sitcom he also writes and produces with friends and costars Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney. He was on "Luis" (the Luis Guzmán sitcom) and had a recurring role on "Third Watch. " He's currently filming "Horrible Bosses" with Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman and "Going the Distance" costar Jason Sudeikis. Day is reluctant to name a favorite entry in "Always Sunny," but allows that the musical episode, for which he composed songs, is up there.
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August 7, 2013 | By John Horn
Only a couple of months before cameras are set to roll on the sequel to "Horrible Bosses," director Seth Gordon has left the project. According to New Line Cinema, which made the first hit comedy with Gordon, the director had "scheduling conflicts" and the studio is now looking for a replacement. The lead cast of the 2011 R-rated original film--Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis--are still scheduled to reprise their roles. VIDEO: Upcoming summer films The first movie, made for about $35 million, grossed more than $209 million worldwide.
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September 25, 2010 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
Most popular prime-time shows aren't run by a producer and star who has to finish shooting by 6 p.m. to rush to a night job waiting tables. Then again, most shows aren't like "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. " The irreverent comedy — created by Rob McElhenney, 33, who six years ago was making ends meet by working at a restaurant — revolves around a clutch of morally challenged misfits who own a dingy bar in South Philadelphia. McElhenney and two buddies write and star in the series, which this month began its sixth season on the FX cable channel.
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July 7, 2011 | By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
The first scene Charlie Day shot with his costar Jennifer Aniston on the set of the new comedy "Horrible Bosses" required him to sprawl out in a dentist's chair as though he had been drugged while the tanned and taut actress, dressed in lingerie, straddled him predatorily. "It was awkward," Day said, recalling the scene months later during an interview. Then again, the 35-year-old added pragmatically: "Actors put ourselves in awkward positions all the time. There's something methodical about it. You stand on a piece of green tape and say a line or you stand on a piece of green tape and pretend you're passed out while someone's half-naked on top of you. If you can't pull that off, God help you. " In the Warner Bros.
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September 2, 2010 | By Michael Ordoña, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Like many comic actors, when he doesn't have to be "on," Charlie Day can be almost unrecognizably normal. "People have to remember that we write and produce that television show, which is a pretty heavy workload," says the calm, bearded star of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and costar of the new romantic comedy "Going the Distance. " "So when I'm not playing a character that is huffing glue and eating cat food and sleeping in my long underwear with Danny DeVito [as on the show]
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August 3, 2005 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
Four twentysomethings running a dive bar in Philadelphia, all of them friends from high school, is a recipe for a much staler sitcom than "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," debuting on FX Thursday night.
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June 28, 2006 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
Lightly watched when it debuted last summer on FX, the single-camera comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" had wit and charm but few of the promotional tools with which to sell them. This actually helped you experience the show's wit and charm, like a "Friends" without the glam cast and too-big apartment. You still need an audience, though, which is why Danny DeVito and Anne Archer have been added to "Philadelphia's" no-name cast, and Fox recently aired episodes in prime time.
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April 4, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
The sun will come out tomorrow and then some for Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney. As part of a new three-year overall deal between FX Productions and the trio's RCG Productions, the threesome's offbeat comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is being renewed for two more seasons on FXX, and their new comedy starring "SNL"/"30 Rock" alum Tracy Morgan received a straight to series order. The additional two seasons of "It's Always Sunny" will take the comedy to its 12th season, with each cycle consisting of 12 episodes.
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July 10, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
In a summer filled with big-budget misfires, "Pacific Rim" faces a steep challenge at the box office this weekend. Though Guillermo del Toro's 3-D robot action flick has so far earned mostly positive reviews -- including from such unlikely figures as Kanye West -- the film has yet to generate strong interest among moviegoers. On Monday, those who had seen pre-release audience surveys said the picture may only open with around $30 million in ticket sales -- an underwhelming start for a production with a budget of nearly $190 million.
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July 30, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
"The Watch" must have seemed like a good idea to someone, at some point in time. Featuring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill, the story of a civilian watch group that comes across an alien plot boasted three of comedy's biggest names. How big? The three, individually, were involved in some of the most successful and influential comedies of the last 20 years ("Wedding Crashers," "Knocked Up, "Tropic Thunder"). Yet "The Watch"-- which sat in development for years, dubbed "'The 'Burbs' with aliens” by some industry wags -- turned out to be a bad idea, a point one suspected from the dismissive reviews last week and confirmed Sunday with a soggy $13-million opening.
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June 7, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
So Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" has saturated the web with its vengeance-seeking goodness courtesy Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Kerry Washington. While Leo completes his bid to own your Christmas Day (when "Django" releases, in addition to his Baz Luhrmann-directed"The Great Gatsby"), it's undeniably Foxx's return to a leading man status. Sure, palling around with Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jason Bateman in"Horrible Bosses" was novel, but he hasn't taken the wheel like this since 2009's "The Soloist.
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July 7, 2011 | By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
The first scene Charlie Day shot with his costar Jennifer Aniston on the set of the new comedy "Horrible Bosses" required him to sprawl out in a dentist's chair as though he had been drugged while the tanned and taut actress, dressed in lingerie, straddled him predatorily. "It was awkward," Day said, recalling the scene months later during an interview. Then again, the 35-year-old added pragmatically: "Actors put ourselves in awkward positions all the time. There's something methodical about it. You stand on a piece of green tape and say a line or you stand on a piece of green tape and pretend you're passed out while someone's half-naked on top of you. If you can't pull that off, God help you. " In the Warner Bros.
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September 25, 2010 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
Most popular prime-time shows aren't run by a producer and star who has to finish shooting by 6 p.m. to rush to a night job waiting tables. Then again, most shows aren't like "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. " The irreverent comedy — created by Rob McElhenney, 33, who six years ago was making ends meet by working at a restaurant — revolves around a clutch of morally challenged misfits who own a dingy bar in South Philadelphia. McElhenney and two buddies write and star in the series, which this month began its sixth season on the FX cable channel.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2010
Where you've seen him Charlie Day plays addlebrained Charlie Kelly on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," the impolite FX sitcom he also writes and produces with friends and costars Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney. He was on "Luis" (the Luis Guzmán sitcom) and had a recurring role on "Third Watch. " He's currently filming "Horrible Bosses" with Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman and "Going the Distance" costar Jason Sudeikis. Day is reluctant to name a favorite entry in "Always Sunny," but allows that the musical episode, for which he composed songs, is up there.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2013 | By John Horn
Only a couple of months before cameras are set to roll on the sequel to "Horrible Bosses," director Seth Gordon has left the project. According to New Line Cinema, which made the first hit comedy with Gordon, the director had "scheduling conflicts" and the studio is now looking for a replacement. The lead cast of the 2011 R-rated original film--Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis--are still scheduled to reprise their roles. VIDEO: Upcoming summer films The first movie, made for about $35 million, grossed more than $209 million worldwide.
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September 2, 2010 | By Michael Ordoña, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Like many comic actors, when he doesn't have to be "on," Charlie Day can be almost unrecognizably normal. "People have to remember that we write and produce that television show, which is a pretty heavy workload," says the calm, bearded star of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and costar of the new romantic comedy "Going the Distance. " "So when I'm not playing a character that is huffing glue and eating cat food and sleeping in my long underwear with Danny DeVito [as on the show]
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