In 30 Minutes or Less, criminal Danny McBride orders a pizza, straps a bomb on the delivery guy (Jesse Eisenberg) instead, and informs him he has mere hours to rob a bank before he goes kablooey. An unbelievable comedy with dysfunctional characters and an awkward hero? We’ve seen this so many times before before, often with the same actors (30 Min has another criminal in Nick Swarsdon, and Aziz Ansari as the friend Jesse ropes into this fool’s errand.) Honestly, every other over-the-top comedy is starting to blur together. We’ve picked out a bunch of stills and mapped out the tropes that you’d see in more than one; it’s your job to figure out which movie is which, before the ticking bomb under your shirt counts reaches zero. (See what we did there?) More
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Ashley Rickards, who plays Jenna on MTV’s new show Awkward, does a pretty good job of portraying an awkward teen, what with her neck brace, playhouse sex, and to her “empowering” flashing. Still, if awkwardness ever held its own Olympics games, she wouldn’t even get the bronze. Their are so many more socially inept characters that have come before her: Wallace from Weird Science, Cameron from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Kirk from The Gilmore Girls… With those predecessors in mind, here are the modern kings and queens of Hollywood’s ungraceful. More
As part of the promotion for their new movie 30 Minutes or Less, Aziz Ansari and Jesse Eisenberg served pizzas to some (carefully selected, I’m sure) patrons at Pizza Rustica in Los Angeles. The movie is about a pizza delivery guy (that would be Jesse) who gets kidnapped by some bad guys (one of whom is Danny McBride from Eastbound and Down) and forced to rob a bank. More
The MTV Movie Awards airs this Sunday. There are plenty of the usual suspects – Twilight and Harry Potter – but also some unexpected nominees. So who will go home with the coveted golden popcorn? Here are our official office … More
• Justin Timberlake will host SNL‘s season finale — could we see another collaboration with Andy Samberg? (Celebuzz)
• Check out Kristen Stewart hooked up to a machine to simulate vampire running, not to mention wearing Bella’s wedding ring. (Socialite Life)
• In preparation for the royal wedding, Kate Middleton will receive a coat of arms. Well, it sounds like her father will get the coat, and it will be passed down to her. Wha? (Lainey Gossip)
• An air traffic controller in Cleveland got busted for watching a movie while on the job. How? His mic got stuck and broadcast Samuel L. Jackson‘s Cleaner to the planes he was supposed to be watching for. (MyDaily)
• Jesse Eisenberg has indirectly become an Internet meme, thanks to the “Zuckerberg Note Pass” made out of The Social Network stills. (BuzzFeed)
• Joining the Glee Live! In Concert! tour is Ashley Finke and members of the Warbers — not to worry, Darren Criss has already signed on as well. (Oh No They Didn’t)
Jesse Eisenberg interviews are turning out to be our favorite part of the lead up to the Oscars. Earlier this week, we found out about his Ween obsession. And now he’s proved that he can even be adorable when being considered for the most important acting award that exists. At the Oscars luncheon this week, Jesse explained that he finds the whole Oscars thing awkward:
“I feel like when I was 13 and I had to go to bar mitzvahs every weekend. This is the same feeling. You have to put on a suit every weekend to go meet with a bunch of Jews.”
But my first introduction to the band was the same song that got The Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg obsessed with the 90s alt-rock group, and it’s honestly the most terrifying single of all time, “Spinal Meningitis:” More
Close your eyes for a sec, we’re going to paint you a picture. Imagine an indie actor: tall, thin, with curly hair, super quirky, and a little nervous seeming. So, do you see Jesse Eisenberg or Michael Cera? Or maybe some super-powered amalgomation of the two? In a profile in The Independent, Jesse lamented the fact that he’s often confused for Michael. (“It’s annoying. I don’t like getting recognized as other people.”) What a hilarious problem to have, a celebrity being mistaken for a different celebrity! Take a look at out gallery to see how similar the two fellas really are. More
With the Oscars only a few sort weeks away, Hollywood has kicked into high gear to promote its stars, and Vanity Fair has obliged with its annual Hollywood issue. Just like every year, the cover is filled with lots of hot young actors and actresses all dressed to the nines (click on the above image to see the whole thing). But one lady is decidedly missing from this portrait: Natalie Portman.
Did her pregnancy bump throw off the whole sexy young vibe? I think it did. More
Jesse Eisenberg‘s opening monologue killed it this week. Killed it. That is how opening monologues are done, people. And that was before Mark Zuckerberg, looking like the weird Aspergy automaton that he is, came on to meet the young man who played him in The Social Network for the very first time.
The rest of the episode wasn’t so bad either. Lorne Michaels has apparently heard the people’s cry for more Bill Hader laughing at himself, and who would have ever thought John Waters and Nicki Minaj would go so well together? Our favorite clips, below. More
I attended the New Yorker Festival’s screening of The Social Network this weekend, which was one of the most hotly-anticipated events of the program. Not just because the movie was earning rave reviews, but because afterward, the audience got to sit in on a 20 minute panel with writer Aaron Sorkin, Justin Timerlake, and Jesse Eisenberg.
Now, this event wasn’t sold out because Aaron Sorkin attached his name to the project, it was sold out because Justin Timberlake (wearing his adorable dorky hat and glasses) was going to be there. Try telling that to Sorkin, who, after the movie was over, strolled onto the stage and tried to “fist-bump” JT. He missed. More
It feels like we’ve been waiting for this day forever. We’ve been excited about The Social Network since Aaron Sorkin announced his Facebook-themed movie years ago and now it’s actually here! We even brought our Facebook umbrella to work today (seriously – it’s bright blue and very good at poking). More
Does the name Hallie Kate Eisenberg ring any bells? If you were awake for any part of the late 90s, you probably remember those Pepsi ads starring a precocious little girl with big, brown curls. That’s Hallie, who happens to be Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg‘s little sis. Apparently HK (who’s 18 now, which makes us feel old) is still acting and has even appeared on Broadway.
Congratulations! You’re now one Trivial Pursuit question wiser. More
Is it just us or is there an epidemic of doppelganger casting going on? Lately, every time we turn on our TVs or sit back to watch a movie trailer we’re presented with two actors who look exactly the same. From chiseled tough guys Michael Pitt and Michael Shannon on Boardwalk Empire to The Social Network‘s curly-headed goofballs, Justin Timberlake and Jesse Eisenberg, we’re spending more time trying to keep the characters straight than actually watching the action. And don’t even get us started on all those brunette secretaries in Mad Men. More