If you’re like the rest of the women in America who harbor a huge crush on the not-hot-but-oh-so-cute Jason Segel, then you’re in for a treat this afternoon. More
Topic: Judd Apatow
Way back when Judd Apatow announced he would be making This is 40, semi-sequel to the hit film Knocked Up about Debbie (Leslie Mann) and Pete’s (Paul Rudd) family, I worried that it would just be Debbie complaining about how much her marriage sucked for two straight hours while Seth Rogen smoked out of a bong in the backyard. But after watching the first trailer for the movie, I’m actually kind of excited.
The characters on Girls are not meant to be 100% likable or relate-able, and have many traits we would like to see them humiliated out of. Their insular whiteness is just another one of those. More
To say there’s been a lot of backlash to Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham‘s new HBO show Girls would be an understatement. There’s been backlash, frontlash, backlash to the backlash, whiplash, and every other kind of lash there is. But as it turns out, that was all a part of Judd Apatow’s evil plan. More
Whoever’s in charge of marketing HBO’s hotly anticipated Lena Dunham/Judd Apatow collaboration Girls is doing a good job making their social media presence fit the show’s “indie” aesthetic. Exhibit A: at last night’s NYC premiere, rather than hire a professional photographer to take and upload pictures of the cast and crew looking awesome on the red carpet, they took what appeared to be camera phone pictures for a gallery called “The cast shares their Unfiltered GIRLS Moments on the Red Carpet of the Girls Premiere in New York .” They also gave everyone signs with phrases they had to complete themselves, which served both to introduce the cast and hint at what their characters might be like. Let’s take a look at what some of them came up with. More
Girls is an upcoming HBO series created by and starring rising superstar Lena Dunham. Hot on the heels of her breakout feature Tiny Furniture, this series is executive produced by one Judd Apatow. Can’t really complain about that. More
The following is a guest post from our friends at Luckymag.com.
When Allison Williams stopped by Lucky’s office recently, we were immediately taken with her style. She had that kind of refined, good girl look—casually chic in her Marc by Marc Jacobs shirtdress and Tory Burch wedges—that seems to come naturally to graduates of elite East Coast collegiate institutions. (She went to Yale.) But don’t roll your eyes at her privileged pedigree, Williams is down-to-earth and just plain funny: Witness her impression of Kate Middleton in her self-written Funnyordie.com mini-series. More
I still remember going to a press junket a few years ago and hearing the other reporters talk about how Anne Hathaway was bitchy while promoting her latest movie. I was crestfallen — this was Mia Thermopolis from The Princess Diaries, Andy from The Devil Wears Prada! Though she was six years older than me, I’d basically grown up with her as her career took off. More
We so totally still love Maude Apatow, Judd Apatow‘s lovely daughter. She seems like someone we would have been best friends with growing up. In fact, we kind of want to be best friends with her now. Maybe Crushable can adopt her? We’ll look into it and keep you posted. More
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I’m probably the closest thing to a Megan Fox apologist: I’ll insist to anyone that she was one of the best things about Jennifer’s Body because of how she embodied the deadly teen queen but was still vulnerable and downright hilarious. Unfortunately, she’s received a ton of bad press lately, mostly for getting herself herself kicked off Transformers: Dark of the Moon after she complained about Michael Bay‘s dictatorial directing. Girlfriend, that is the smartest thing you could’ve done. More
Judd Apatow responded to this morning’s plea (is that the right word for something involving zillion-dollar Hollywood movies? Totally, right) for some flicks that work to stop compartmentalizing humor by gender. Request denied! It’s like organizing men’s razors and women’s razors at Rite-Aid: keep them in separate aisles or something terrible might happen. More
Judd Apatow was on Chelsea Lately last night promoting his new movie Bridesmaids, the producer’s positively-reviewed first foray into the genre of lady comedy. In his discussion of the flick, Judd told Chelsea Handler he now thinks women are funnier than men, but also lamented the lack of porn and dick jokes on the set — the norm when he’s shooting with an all-dude cast. Chelsea handled (pun unavoidable) the remark deftly, explaining that women can be filthy too, although they might have the good sense to hide that fact from the man who hired them and stands to give them more work in the future. More
Bridesmaids may be the best movie I’ve seen so far in 2011, and not just because of its pedigree: Written by Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, directed by Paul Feig, produced by Judd Apatow. This brash take on the romantic comedy has real heart but is also delightfully raunchy in its tale of the most underqualified bridesmaid (Wiig) and the misadventures leading up to her best friend’s (Maya Rudolph) wedding day. It helps that the movie is grounded by a fantastic female ensemble including Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, and Wendi McLendon-Covey. More
I’ve been excited to see Kristen Wiig‘s wedding comedy Bridesmaids since first the regular, and then the red-band, trailers premiered online; I must’ve watched them multiple times each. Then an interesting thing happened when I went to a preview screening the other night: A lot of moments from the trailers weren’t in the movie. More