September 7, 2013 |
TORONTO--Though there was a boomlet of them a number of years ago, Jason Bateman didn't see any of the spelling-bee movies, documentary or fictional, back when they came out. He did check out “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on the stage, he says, but it was a long time ago and he doesn't really remember it. “I can't say I paid a lot of attention,” he said. “I know, that's funny.” Indeed, it's all a little ironic, since Bateman now created the latest, sharpest and certainly most R-rated addition to the subgenre.
July 18, 2013 |
Emmy voters continued to smile upon their favorite lead comedy actors, returning four of last year's nominees -- Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock"), Louis C.K. ("Louie"), Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") and Don Cheadle ("House of Lies") -- and welcoming back "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman and past nominee Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes"). Jon Cryer, who won the Emmy in the category last year for "Two and a Half Men," was left out of the race altogether this year. Baldwin's nomination is his seventh for playing Jack Donaghy, "30 Rock's" high-achieving network executive.
May 22, 2013 |
If you're an “Arrested Development” fan, you are probably already counting down the minutes until Sunday, when 15 new episodes of the beloved sitcom will premiere on Netflix, more than seven years after it was canceled by Fox. And if you're not, well, you're probably wondering why everyone suddenly seems mad for frozen bananas . Jason Bateman, who plays level-headed Michael Bluth on the series, has witnessed the feverish “Arrested Development”...
May 16, 2013 |
Just about every time one of the nine regular "Arrested Development" cast members has been interviewed over the last six or so years, there comes that moment, usually awkward, where the reporter pauses, shifts gears and meekly begins, "So I just have to ask …" "And we'd know immediately where they were going," David Cross says. "'Arrested Development: The Movie.'" "And," Portia de Rossi adds, "the answer would always be the same. 'We don't know. Hopefully, there will be one.'" TIMELINE: Emmy winners through the years Even with the arrival of the Netflix episodes, those questions won't be going away.
May 16, 2013 |
Just two days before "Arrested Development" would release its first new episodes in seven years, creator Mitchell Hurwitz called David Cross with a frantic request: Could the actor do a quick reshoot? Cross, however, was sporting a full, dyed beard for another project and looked nothing like his "Arrested" character. No matter, Hurwitz told him, "We'll figure it out. " The next day the actor found himself on a hastily arranged set, filling in a gap on the series that would premiere in Hollywood the following day. "It's crazy!"
February 23, 2013 |
Actor Jason Bateman and his wife, actress Amanda Anka , are dropping anchor in the Beverly Crest area with the purchase of the estate of Ernest Borgnine for $3 million. The gated country English compound sits on a half-acre knoll. The 6,148-square-foot home features a formal entry hall, a grand staircase, a paneled library, an office, a den, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. There is a guesthouse and a swimming pool. Bateman, 44, stars in the comic film "Identity Thief," released this month.