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April 29, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Yahoo brought out a star-studded line-up to tout a new programming slate, which includes shows about a pair of Hollywood starlets who abuse their personal assistant, a diminutive crime fighter and a former teen idol interviewing celebrities about their first sexual encounters. Besides new comedies and lifestyle shows, Yahoo on Monday touted partnerships with established media companies, including Conde Nast Entertainment and CNBC, as well as new vehicles for advertisers. Yahoo and the other major online distributors are participating in what's known as the Digital Content NewFront presentations this week in New York City.
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July 19, 2013 | By Celine Wright
“The Hangover Part III” might have been a flop, but that doesn't mean its premise won't be recycled in other movies again. And again. As we find out in the just-released trailer for "Last Vegas," the twist this time is to age the film's cast by 30 years. Robert De Niro functions as the new Bradley Cooper, Michael Douglas the new Ed Helms, Kevin Kline the new Justin Bartha, and Morgan Freeman the new Zach Galifianakis (yes, that's a lofty comparison) in the ensemble comedy coming out in November.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2011 | By Chris Willman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Steve Martin and Ed Helms are brothers of the banjo as well as of the film and television arts — a fairly exclusive fraternity as crossover disciplines go. So it's not too surprising that Martin would be a hero for "The Office"/"Hangover" star in more ways than one or that he would be first on the invite list when Helms puts together his Bluegrass Situation festival, which has its second annual (and sold out) stand Thursday through Sunday at the club Largo in Hollywood. On a weekday afternoon, in preparation for the fest, they are in Adirondack chairs in Martin's Beverly Hills-adjacent backyard, kicking out the five-string jams and turning the star's green, green grass blue.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
True to its title, "The Hangover Part III" has left many film critics wishing they'd abstained from the R-rated comedy's destructive misadventures. Those keeping score will recall that the first "Hangover" was an unexpected hit in 2009, while the Bangkok-set second installment was derided as a tired retread. "Part III" tweaks the premise of its predecessors: This time, the trio played by Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis don't black out during a drug-fueled pre-wedding mishap, but rather are forced by a gangster to commit their infamous hijinks.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The addled but amiable comedy of "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" messes around with the "out of the mouths of babes" idea of wisdom coming from innocents. The babe in this case is a 30-year-old pothead/man-child named Jeff, played by the also amiable Jason Segel, who seems to be staking his claim on just about any sweet, clueless character that comes along. He should be more discriminating. Jeff does indeed still live at home, in his mom's basement, drawing most of his murky understanding of the ways of the world from M. Night Shyamalan's spooky film "Signs.
OPINION
October 30, 2005
The Beltway scuttlebutt is that by withdrawing her own controversial nomination, Miers demonstrated tremendous loyalty to the president, the kind of loyalty that Bush could reward with, oh, I don't know, a Supreme Court nomination? -- Ed Helms on "The Daily Show"
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2010
Seth Morris of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and special guest Rob Huebel of "I Love You, Man" (filling in for Ed Helms) transform into their puppet alter egos to host this comedic live talk show. Guests perform, then chat with the felt hosts. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 5919 Franklin Ave. 10 p.m. Sat. $8. (323) 908-8702. www.ucbtheatre.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2013 | By Matthew Fleischer
Leftfield Entertainment, the reality television production company behind Bravo's “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” has joined with former Leopard Films USA producer Nick Rigg to form a perhaps appropriately titled new venture: Loud TV. The company will be headed by Leftfield Chief Executive Brent Montgomery and will focus exclusively on unscripted television and digital content. VIDEO: Upcoming summer films “It's an exciting time at Leftfield,” Montgomery said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2011
SERIES Best in the Business: Grocery baggers, excavators, blacksmiths and oyster shuckers face off against their respective counterparts on the debut installments of this reality competition (8 and 8:30 p.m. Discovery). Texas Multi Mamas: Lone Star State mothers of twins, triplets, etc. are featured in this new reality series (8 and 9 p.m. WE). Dirty Jobs: Host Mike Rowe checks in with the Millennium Seed Bank Project, which preserves seeds for replanting in the event of a catastrophe (9 p.m. Discovery)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2013 | By Celine Wright
“The Hangover Part III” might have been a flop, but that doesn't mean its premise won't be recycled in other movies again. And again. As we find out in the just-released trailer for "Last Vegas," the twist this time is to age the film's cast by 30 years. Robert De Niro functions as the new Bradley Cooper, Michael Douglas the new Ed Helms, Kevin Kline the new Justin Bartha, and Morgan Freeman the new Zach Galifianakis (yes, that's a lofty comparison) in the ensemble comedy coming out in November.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2013 | By DiAngelea Millar
Zach Galifianakis arrived at the premiere of “The Hangover Part III” on Monday night amid a throng of fans shrieking his name. “There's a lot of Alan in it,” he reassured about his character's place in the film. “Hopefully he can sustain a movie. We will see.” Indeed, the film revolves around the off-kilter Alan, who this time around is suffering from an early midlife crisis, sending the Wolfpack (Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms) out on a road trip. “He was the one stone left unturned," said director Todd Phillips, "and we thought we needed to solve him and make sure he's OK. When he's OK, we could finally move on because he's the one that causes all the trouble.” PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The third installment, which opens May 23, should lift the franchise comfortably into the billion-dollar box office mark, after “The Hangover's" $400-million global take in 2009 and the sequel's more than $500 million worldwide two years later.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2013 | By Matthew Fleischer
Leftfield Entertainment, the reality television production company behind Bravo's “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” has joined with former Leopard Films USA producer Nick Rigg to form a perhaps appropriately titled new venture: Loud TV. The company will be headed by Leftfield Chief Executive Brent Montgomery and will focus exclusively on unscripted television and digital content. VIDEO: Upcoming summer films “It's an exciting time at Leftfield,” Montgomery said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Yahoo brought out a star-studded line-up to tout a new programming slate, which includes shows about a pair of Hollywood starlets who abuse their personal assistant, a diminutive crime fighter and a former teen idol interviewing celebrities about their first sexual encounters. Besides new comedies and lifestyle shows, Yahoo on Monday touted partnerships with established media companies, including Conde Nast Entertainment and CNBC, as well as new vehicles for advertisers. Yahoo and the other major online distributors are participating in what's known as the Digital Content NewFront presentations this week in New York City.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The addled but amiable comedy of "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" messes around with the "out of the mouths of babes" idea of wisdom coming from innocents. The babe in this case is a 30-year-old pothead/man-child named Jeff, played by the also amiable Jason Segel, who seems to be staking his claim on just about any sweet, clueless character that comes along. He should be more discriminating. Jeff does indeed still live at home, in his mom's basement, drawing most of his murky understanding of the ways of the world from M. Night Shyamalan's spooky film "Signs.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2011
SERIES Best in the Business: Grocery baggers, excavators, blacksmiths and oyster shuckers face off against their respective counterparts on the debut installments of this reality competition (8 and 8:30 p.m. Discovery). Texas Multi Mamas: Lone Star State mothers of twins, triplets, etc. are featured in this new reality series (8 and 9 p.m. WE). Dirty Jobs: Host Mike Rowe checks in with the Millennium Seed Bank Project, which preserves seeds for replanting in the event of a catastrophe (9 p.m. Discovery)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
At first glance, it wouldn't seem that "Bridesmaids," "The Hangover Part II" and "Midnight in Paris" have much in common other than the fact that they are all comedies currently packing a theater near you. True, there's a wedding somewhere in the offing in all three, but the "I dos" and "Maybe I won'ts" are merely footnotes. The movies themselves are decidedly different comic beasts in taste, quality and style, and critical reaction has been just as varied (raves for "Bridesmaids," cheers for "Midnight," jeers for "Hangover II")
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2013 | By DiAngelea Millar
Zach Galifianakis arrived at the premiere of “The Hangover Part III” on Monday night amid a throng of fans shrieking his name. “There's a lot of Alan in it,” he reassured about his character's place in the film. “Hopefully he can sustain a movie. We will see.” Indeed, the film revolves around the off-kilter Alan, who this time around is suffering from an early midlife crisis, sending the Wolfpack (Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms) out on a road trip. “He was the one stone left unturned," said director Todd Phillips, "and we thought we needed to solve him and make sure he's OK. When he's OK, we could finally move on because he's the one that causes all the trouble.” PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The third installment, which opens May 23, should lift the franchise comfortably into the billion-dollar box office mark, after “The Hangover's" $400-million global take in 2009 and the sequel's more than $500 million worldwide two years later.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
True to its title, "The Hangover Part III" has left many film critics wishing they'd abstained from the R-rated comedy's destructive misadventures. Those keeping score will recall that the first "Hangover" was an unexpected hit in 2009, while the Bangkok-set second installment was derided as a tired retread. "Part III" tweaks the premise of its predecessors: This time, the trio played by Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis don't black out during a drug-fueled pre-wedding mishap, but rather are forced by a gangster to commit their infamous hijinks.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2011 | By Chris Willman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Steve Martin and Ed Helms are brothers of the banjo as well as of the film and television arts — a fairly exclusive fraternity as crossover disciplines go. So it's not too surprising that Martin would be a hero for "The Office"/"Hangover" star in more ways than one or that he would be first on the invite list when Helms puts together his Bluegrass Situation festival, which has its second annual (and sold out) stand Thursday through Sunday at the club Largo in Hollywood. On a weekday afternoon, in preparation for the fest, they are in Adirondack chairs in Martin's Beverly Hills-adjacent backyard, kicking out the five-string jams and turning the star's green, green grass blue.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2011 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Reporting from Park City, Utah ? As a twentysomething, Ed Helms and his college buddy threw a few articles of warm clothing into their backpacks and decided on a whim to head to the Sundance Film Festival. Self-described movie nerds, they got a room at a Motel 6 in Salt Lake City and hitchhiked to the independent film mecca, where they worked as parking attendants. "We couldn't really afford Sundance, and we really didn't prepare, but Ed was always the kind of guy that would just do it ?
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