What happened when Elliot Rodger picked up a gun had little, if anything, to do with cinematic escapist fantasy, and everything to do with mental illness, misogyny, and a tragic confluence of factors that allowed a young man to claim six lives. In a recently published piece in the Washington Post, critic Ann Hornaday blames the media, as we often rush to do, for enabling the now infamous mass murderer who went on a killing spree before taking his own life in Isla Vista, California. But she's pointing her finger in the wrong direction.
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Last night's 'Girls' season 3 finale "Two Plane Rides" proved far less polarizing than its predecessors, cementing the third year of HBO's Lena Dunham dramedy on a much more even keel overall. Now, as planning begins for an already-ordered fourth season of 'Girls,' executive producer Judd Apatow reveals that the episode order has been cut, while showrunner Jenni Konner has her own insights into the fourth season.
We've been keeping you guys updated on the status of a new Pee-wee Herman movie courtesy of Pee-wee star and creator Paul Reubens over the course of the last couple of years, but now producer Judd Apatow brings us an update himself. While it was previously rumored that Apatow would direct the new film, the funny guy's been keeping busy, but he assures us that the new Pee-wee project is definitely still in the works -- with a script and everything!
It's a new year and there's a new season of 'Girls,' which means people are going to stir the pot by asking redundant questions like, "Why is Lena Dunham naked so much on 'Girls'?" It's a question Dunham has been asked -- and answered, gracefully -- several times, but when recently confronted with the question for the umpteenth time alongside producers Jenni Konner and Judd Apatow at the TCAs, the response was an appropriately frustrated one. Why are we still asking Dunham about her nudity on 'Girls,' especially as the show enters its third season?
Well, we probably should have seen this coming. HBO won't premiere 'Girls' season 3 until this coming Sunday (lucky you, we've got a clip right here!), but buzz around the Lena Dunham-scripted comedy remains ever high, paving the way to an official fourth season renewal for 2015!
Released in 1996 and directed by Ben Stiller, 'The Cable Guy' was a dark comedy that showed audiences a different side of Jim Carrey. The actor played Chip Douglas, a lonely and disturbed cable guy raised on TV, who desperately tries to befriend Steven (Matthew Broderick), but when Steven doesn't readily accept Chip's zealous and intrusive overtures, he finds that there are sinister consequences. Produced by Judd Apatow (who didn't receive credit for the work he did on the script at the time), the film was a moderate success and went on to become a cult classic. Seventeen years later, we're revisiting the cast of the film to see what they're up to now.
Earlier this summer came word that Judd Apatow would be helping comedienne Amy Schumer develop her first movie at Universal Pictures. Apparently, things are developing so nicely, Apatow has decided to make Schumer's project, titled 'Train Wreck,' his next directorial project.
We knew that 'The Simpsons'' current season would pack a wallop with its existing crop of guest stars, as well as an upcoming installment produced from a decade-old Judd Apatow script, but this is getting ridiculous. Newly added to the season are Apatow himself, along with frequent collaborators Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and even Channing Tatum, while 'Parks and Recreation' star Nick Offerman will appear later on!
Judd Apatow followed up his acclaimed television series 'Freaks and Geeks' (produced by Apatow, created by Paul Feig) with 'Undeclared,' a similarly -- and tragically -- short-lived series. This time, the plot followed a group of college freshmen struggling to navigate their new adult lives and all the friendships and relationships along the way. The show ended in 2002 after just one season, but found an extended life on DVD and helped kickstart the careers of Charlie Hunnam, Seth Rogen, and Jay Baruchel. 11 years later, we head back to the fictional University of Northeastern California and see what our favorite freshmen are up to now.
Get out your surprised faces everybody, because for a third time we're reporting that HBO's critical darling 'Girls' has been officially picked up for a third season. The news was more or less spoiled months ago by executive producer Judd Apatow, and this past week by series creator, writer, director and star Lena Dunham, but only now has HBO officially rung in to confirm a third season with a bonus of two additional episodes. Find out all the details of 'GIrls' season 3 inside!