Day: April 17, 2013

Patton Oswalt’s fully-improvised “Star Wars” plot, cut from NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”

Patton Oswalt guest-stars on this week’s episode of Parks and Recreation on NBC as a Pawnee resident who filibusters a city council meeting by talking about whatever is on his mind. What’s on his mind? Star Wars. Nothing…but…Star Wars. Specifically, his proposal for Episode VII of the Star Wars movie franchise, due in cinemas in 2015. It didn’t make the cut for the TV episode. Producers, however, wise and knowing of the powers of the Force of the Internet, made it available for us to consume already. As Oswalt noted: “This is something I riffed in my PARKS AND...

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“iSteve,” the first Funny or Die movie, and first Steve Jobs biopic

PaFunny or Die has unveiled its first “on-site feature film,” iSteve, starring Justin Long as the late Apple founder Steve Jobs. With a running time clocking in just under 78 minutes, FoD hasn’t allowed embedding of iSteve — watch the full movie at The film also comes with a disclaimer: “All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. In fact, everything you just saw is totally fictitious. A few of the names used might belong to real people, but literally everything that happened in this story was totally fake. Also, you have to admit some parts were pretty far-fetched or just...

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WGA: Writers strike against E!’s “Fashion Police” with Joan Rivers

The writers for Joan Rivers on her E! series, Fashion Police, went on strike today. With the support of the Writers Guild of America (WGA), the writers already had filed complaints over the past month against both E! and Rugby Productions, the production company run by Rivers, claiming they were owed more than $1.5 million in back wages. “This is very simple,” said Fashion Police writer Ned Rice. “We have earned the right to be a Guild show, we deserve to be a Guild show, and we want to be a Guild show. The ball is clearly in E! and Rugby’s court...

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