Adam Sandler's film career may not bring the excitement it once did, but when the iconic funnyman comes to TV, he's got our attention. Fresh off its Golden Globes 2014 nomination, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' has tapped Sandler to partner up with Andy Samberg for its post-Superbowl episode, but as whom?
The 1998 rom-com 'The Wedding Singer' stars Adam Sandler as broken-hearted 80s wedding singer (obviously) who falls for a cocktail waitress played by Drew Barrymore -- but there's a problem: she's engaged to a total jerk. The film marked the first on-screen coupling between Sandler and Barrymore, who would go on to reunite in '50 First Dates' and are re-teaming for an upcoming romantic comedy. 15 years later, we revisit Sandler, Barrymore, and the rest of the cast of this retro delight and see what they're up to now.
The 1994 film 'Airheads' followed a trio of wannabe hard-rockers played by Brendan Fraser, Adam Sandler, and Steve Buscemi, who take a local radio station hostage in a bid to become famous ... of course, things don't quite turn out the way they planned, and when the cops get involved, their hostage demands get a little out of hand. 19 years later, we revisit the cast of this cult comedy classic and see what they're up to now.
Say what you want about him (and we've all said plenty), Adam Sandler does take a chance every once in a while, as proven by his turns in 'Punchdrunk Love', 'Reign Over Me', and 'Spanglish'. When he wants to, he can challenge himself, and it looks like he might attempt that again with director Jason Retiman and his new drama, 'Men, Women & Children.'
'Grown Ups 2' actually exists and there are now two new posters to prove it. Despite being critically reviled, 'Grown Ups' made $162 million at the box office, making it one of Adam Sandler's highest-grossing films. Although it's hard to imagine anyone wanting a sequel (did anyone really like the first one?), the second outing of the man-children played by Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade is set to hit theaters this summer.
Wednesday night marked the 12-12-12 Concert in Madison Square Garden, which brought together big-name celebrities to help raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. And who do you think took the stage alongside Chris Martin from Coldplay, Kanye West, Alicia Keys and a bunch of rockers? Why, Adam Sandler, of course!