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  • Paul Feig confirms he'll make a female-led 'Ghostbusters' movie

    The long-awaited third movie in Sony's "Ghostbusters" franchise will update the paranormal exterminators with a cast of female characters, director Paul Feig announced Wednesday. On Twitter, Feig wrote, "It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters &...
  • When a (faux) audition process becomes the movie itself

    When a (faux) audition process becomes the movie itself
    Over the years, Chicago-based filmmaker Stephen Cone has occasionally done freelance work running casting sessions for the local agency Paskal Rudnicke, which is frequently hired to find actors for commercials and TV guest spots. That experience —...
  • Maya Rudolph to party with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler in 'The Nest'

    Maya Rudolph to party with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler in 'The Nest'
    Maya Rudolph just got an invite to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's house party — but don't tell Mom and Dad. The "Bridesmaids" actress has joined the cast of Fey and Poehler's upcoming Universal comedy "The Nest," about two adult sisters who decide...
  • 'SNL': Bill Hader, Hozier shine

    After 40 years, “Saturday Night Live” has created a lot of memorable moments and stars. Nostalgia was crucial to this weekend’s show, which featured a lovely tribute to Jan Hooks, who died last week at age 57. “SNL”...
  • Watch: 'Saturday Night Live' Remembers Jan Hooks in Bill Hader-Hosted Episode

    Former "Saturday Night Live" actress Jan Hooks died on Thursday at the age of 57, and the show took some time out of host Bill Hader's opening monologue for an emotional tribute to the late actress and comedian. "SNL" played a clip of Hooks with her...
  • Jan Hooks: We'll always have Bette Davis

    When "Saturday Night Live" pays tribute to Jan Hooks this weekend, Lorne Michaels will have a lot of hilarious footage to choose from. He could replay Hooks' first-rate impersonations of Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Kathie Lee Gifford or Tammy Faye...
  • Who you gonna call? Dream-casting the new female 'Ghostbusters'

    Who you gonna call? Dream-casting the new female 'Ghostbusters'
    "Ghostbusters" fans were sent into a tizzy Wednesday when "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig announced that he's rebooting the beloved action-comedy franchise about a crew of paranormal exterminators, with an all-new cast of female characters. The big...
  • Director: 'Ghostbusters' remake with 'hilarious women' in works

    If there is something strange in the neighborhood, who are you going to call? 'Hilarious women,' quipped filmmaker Paul Feig. "Bridesmaids" filmmaker Feig said on Wednesday he is working on a new "Ghostbusters" film for Sony Pictures and co-writing the...
  • 'SNL' history book 'Live from New York' revised

    'SNL' history book 'Live from New York' revised
    Forty seasons into "Saturday Night Live" and you just don't hear the old criticisms so much anymore: "It's not as edgy as it was in the 1970s …" "This new cast is not as funny as that previous cast …" "It's such a boy's club …"...
  • 'Angry Birds' Movie Casts Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Maya Rudolph

    Jason Sudeikis will lead the voice cast of Sony's animated "Angry Birds" movie as "Red," head of the Flock in the adaptation of the video game series created by Rovio Entertainment. The studio announced Wednesday that co-stars include Josh Gad as...
  • Comedians lighten up the emotionally wrenching 'Skeleton Twins'

    After not speaking to each other for 10 years, twins Milo (Bill Hader) and Maggie (Kristen Wiig) reunite after Milo attempts suicide – a message Maggie coincidentally receives as she contemplates suicide herself. It's a very dark set-up, and only...