Day: June 2, 2009

Are you ready for more Spinal Tap?

Spinal Tap is coming back from the dead with a new album, coincidentally titled Back From The Dead, out June 16. And here they are, the alter-egos of Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, discussing several of the tracks. Such as "Stonehenge." Did you know that druids used to run show business? Learn that and much more on the new Spinal Tap YouTube page. And here's a Spinal Tap widget to play with, watch and listen to cuts from the...

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TV taping: “The Comedians of Chelsea Lately”

It's no secret that Chelsea Handler has a group of favorite comedians who appear on a regular basis providing their topical bon mots as panelists on her late-night chat show on E!, Chelsea Lately. Handler has been kind enough to reach out to these comics and give them TV time (and credits!), and now, it looks as though she's going to present two entire showcases just for these stand-ups, called "The Comedians of Chelsea Lately." The shows will tape on June 25 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Brody Stevens will host both showcases, with appearances by Chelsea Handler and her little-sized sidekick, Chuy. The 7:30 lineup features Heather McDonald, Chris Franjola, Loni Love, The Sklar Brothers, Jen Kirkman and John Caparulo. The 10:30 show includes Whitney Cummings, Guy Branum, Sarah Colonna, Brad Wollack, Josh Wolf and Jo Koy. Tickets here or...

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Paul Rust at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards

While everyone was talking about Sacha Baron Cohen and Eminem after the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, I wanted to make sure you didn't miss this other moment, which gave comedian Paul Rust one last chance to shine in semi-anonymity. Rust will star in this summer's romantic comedy I Love You, Beth Cooper (out July 10), and also plays one of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (out Aug. 21). But for one minute live on MTV Sunday night, Rust could portray winning sound editor Carl Berman, who was so happy to get his Golden Popcorn that he humped, in glorious triumph, as long as he could. So, here's the official trailer for I Love You, Beth Cooper, which stars Rust as the nerdy high-school valedictorian who publicly professes his love for the popular girl (Hayden Panettiere) in his graduation...

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