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April 27, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
Seth Rogen, star of such comedies as "Knocked Up," talked to CNN on Tuesday about a very serious issue: Alzheimer's disease. Rogen, who called the disease "brutal," said his fiancee's mother has been battling it for years. He talked about the emotional toll it takes on families. Families, especially spouses who have to watch as their loved one's memories -- including shared memories -- deteriorate, can suffer psychologically. But Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia can take a physiological toll on families as well, studies say; one published last year in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society showed that the spouses of patients with dementia have six times the risk of developing dementia themselves.
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April 14, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
For Zac Efron, it appears that one awesome shirtless performance has led right to another, as he accepted his MTV Movie Award half naked on Sunday night.  The actor, who won the trophy for shirtless performance by stripping down in "That Awkward Moment," had promised in March to take off his top for the awards if he beat Chris Hemsworth's hotness in "Thor. " At first, it seemed as if he wasn't going to follow through on his pledge. But with Rita Ora providing a bit of stripping assistance - she came up behind him and ripped open his snap-closure shirt - he eventually delivered.  "If I beat Thor- I'm accepting the award shirtless on stage.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Seth Rogen has just been announced as the roast master for the upcoming Comedy Central roast of James Franco. Which guarantees two things: The proceedings will get very raunchy, and there will be a lot of jokes about weed. Rogen and Franco first teamed up in 1999 on the TV series "Freaks and Geeks" and have since joined forces on "Pineapple Express," "This Is the End" and the forthcoming "The Interview. " PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The roast will tape at Culver Studios on Aug. 18 and air on Labor Day, Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Taylor Swift proved over the weekend that she's pretty darn committed to her superfans: The "Mine" singer reportedly stopped everything in order to fly to Ohio to make a surprise appearance at one lucky fan's bridal shower. Hey, if you invite them, they might come. Swift first met "superfan" Gena Gabrielle at numerous meet-and-greet events beginning in 2007 and the country crooner was invited to Gabrielle's bridal shower and wedding, E! News reported . Since the Grammy-winner couldn't make the wedding , she said she was sure to pop in on the bridal shower to fete the bride-to-be with gifts.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Seth Rogen has thrown in his lot with the Bieber bashers.  The "Neighbors" star, 31, stopped by Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens Live" on Wednesday, and the host asked him about a tweet he'd posted in January following Justin Bieber's arrest on suspicion of DUI in Miami. Sorry, guys, we can't republish the tweet here, but it involved Rogen calling the pop star "a piece of" something. The 20-year-old "Beauty and a Beat" singer's latest antics have further sullied his name.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Back in fall 2003, the producers of the NBC remake of the British hit "The Office" were looking for comic actors to work at their fictional paper company. Eventually, the top roles went to relative unknowns Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski and Steve Carell in the star-making role of Michael Scott. But those actors didn't just waltz into the roles. They auditioned and competed against a large number of other, equally talented performers for the roles. And in the 10 years since those auditions, many of those actors and actresses have gone on to establish successful careers outside of the friendly confines of the Dunder-Mifflin office in Scranton, Pa. Which is probably why the producers of the recently ended hit felt comfortable releasing their original audition tapes.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
If you're one of the three people on Earth not excited about the return of "Arrested Development," premiering on Netflix in May, perhaps this will whet your appetite: "Saturday Night Live" alum Kristen Wiig and stoner extraordinaire Seth Rogen will both join the series as guest stars. The question that naturally follows is who they'll be playing. While a Netflix representative confirmed that both Wiig and Rogen will make appearances in the upcoming season, the company declined to elaborate about their roles.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
"Sausage Party," the upcoming raunchy animated comedy from writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, now has a guest list. The voice cast for the film will reunite "This Is the End" stars James Franco, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz and Rogen himself, as well as add Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton and Nick Kroll to the mix, the Wrap reports . Two veterans of the animation world, Conrad Vernon ("Madagascar 3," "Monsters vs. Aliens")...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2014 | By Claire Zulkey
Marijuana? Check. James Franco? Check. Some cringe-worthy sophomoric phallic jokes? Check. Seth Rogen last night hosted what was probably a frat house's favorite episode of “Saturday Night Live” from this season. The weed humor came fast and furious (or slow and mellow), kicking off with Rogen's monologue, during which he read from his "journal," mentioning getting high twice before joking about setting up friend James Franco's Instagram scandal . Franco showed up smiling, not really looking like a man hiding in shame from an underage-sex-text scandal, making the “It's a hoax” theories seem more plausible.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | By Gina McIntyre
"Neighbors," the raunchy Seth Rogen comedy about a married couple living next to a frat house, will premiere alongside Jon Favreau's restaurant comedy “Chef” and Rob Thomas ' crowd-funded “Veronica Mars” movie as part of the 21st edition of the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas, organizers announced Thursday. The 115-film lineup at the film fest, set for March 7-15, includes new movies from David Gordon Green, who will bring his adaptation of the Larry Brown novel "Joe," starring Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan; Diego Luna, who will screen his biopic "Cesar Chavez" about the labor organizer; and Patrick Brice, who will premiere "Creep," starring Mark Duplass as a videographer who answers a want ad for a job only to discover the client is not what he appears to be. Filmmaker Wes Anderson also will be on hand for a screening of his new film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," followed by an in-depth discussion about his career.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2014 | By Claire Zulkey
Marijuana? Check. James Franco? Check. Some cringe-worthy sophomoric phallic jokes? Check. Seth Rogen last night hosted what was probably a frat house's favorite episode of “Saturday Night Live” from this season. The weed humor came fast and furious (or slow and mellow), kicking off with Rogen's monologue, during which he read from his "journal," mentioning getting high twice before joking about setting up friend James Franco's Instagram scandal . Franco showed up smiling, not really looking like a man hiding in shame from an underage-sex-text scandal, making the “It's a hoax” theories seem more plausible.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
For a while now, Nicolas Cage has seemed more punch line than artistic force. More memorable for stopping by "Saturday Night Live" in 2012 to join the "In the Cage" satire, a none too flattering impression perfected by the very funny Andy Samberg , than for dreadful films like "Ghost Rider" that inspired it. Classic Cage, the kind of performances that graced 1987's "Moonstruck" with such moody romantic charm, or 1995's "Leaving Las Vegas"...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2014 | By Claire Zulkey
If you thought the Louis CK episode of “SNL” was weird and dark, you ain't seen nothing until you've watched the Anna Kendrick episode. Just kidding. this weekend's show, with Pharrell Williams as musical guest, was as harmonious, lighthearted and girly as one would expect from the “Pitch Perfect” actress, serving as a spring palate cleaner between CK's episode and next week's, which will feature Seth Rogen as host and undoubtedly some pot humor and James Franco references.  Not only was last night's episode musical, it was downright Disneyfied, with Kendrick performing a parody of “Belle” from “Beauty and the Beast" during her monologue, enchanting everyone at the show (except for Lorne Michaels)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Mindy Kaling has seen a lot of action on "The Mindy Project," given her character's very busy love life.  The star, writer and producer of the Fox comedy, which was renewed for a third season  this month, has smooched countless guest stars as Dr. Mindy Lahiri, a boy-crazy clotheshorse (think: a much more accomplished, New York version of her "Office" counterpart, Kelly Kapoor, who is still a total hot mess). In character, Kaling has been involved with James Franco, Ed Helms, Bill Heder, Seth Meyers and Seth Rogen, among others, and on Thursday, "Today" show host Savannah Guthrie asked her if she had a list of Hollywood guys she wanted to guest star so that she could lock lips with them.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
"That Awkward Moment" star Zac Efron had, ahem, one of those himself when he got into a scuffle with at least one homeless person early Sunday after he and a friend found themselves stranded in downtown Los Angeles. No arrests were made, but the incident comes at a time when the 26-year-old former "High School Musical" heartthrob would presumably rather be basking in the early buzz for his comedy "Neighbors," which opens May 9 from Universal. In the raunchy, R-rated film, Efron plays a hard-partying fraternity leader who feuds with Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne's young married couple, and reviews out of the SXSW film festival this month were very good.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
Having tackled drama, reality and talk shows, AMC announced Wednesday it was venturing into a new genre, comedy, greenlighting its first sitcom pilot and announcing development of projects with such established comedy names as Seth Rogen and John Leguizamo.  The network has ordered a pilot for the comedy "We Hate Paul Revere. " The project, written, executive produced and starring Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner, "tells the story of brothers Hugh and Ebenezer Moody and their struggle to find their place and the recognition they believe they deserve as they live in the shadow of history in Colonial Boston," according to AMC. It is scheduled to film later this year.  AMC also announced a number of other comedy projects in development.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Jimmy Kimmel is hosting his show from Austin, Texas, this week and to celebrate one of the city's favorite sons, he paid tribute to Matthew McConaughey's stellar performance in the HBO series "True Detective. " As many people know, McConaughey and co-star Woody Harrelson were only signed on for one season of the anthology mystery series. Next season will have new actors in an entirely new story. But who will get those plum roles? Speculation is rampant on the Internet. But Kimmel used his Monday night show to "reveal" the identities of season two's actors as well as the location of the second season.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
I fear for the future of James Franco's acting career. And when I say acting, I'm referring to Franco's portrayal of other characters, not the growing number of meta performances the actor is amassing. It's not that Franco is bad at playing Franco. If anything, the problem is how good his self-referential work has become in the years since his 2011 Oscar nomination for playing someone else in "127 Hours. " That performance as a stranded solo hiker, the fear rising, the bravado breaking down, put him on the hot list of the young and the talented.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Kat Dennings of "2 Broke Girls" is standing up for Lindsay Lohan in the wake of some trash-talking regarding the "Mean Girls" actress' recent guest appearance on the show. Dennings called "complete" bull on a Wednesday story that alleged Lohan was a "train wreck" on set, unable to deliver her lines or keep a straight face when the moment called for it. The editor of the blog Crazy Days and Nights apparently scored an audience seat for the Tuesday night taping, which allegedly ran long in large part to accommodate the guest star's gaffes, according to the post.
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