JIMMY FALLON: ‘I’M NOT REALLY INTERESTED IN COMEDY’

HOLLYWOOD – Jimmy Fallon told Chapeau magazine that ‘I’m not really that interested in comedy’.

The host of the Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon in an interview with Luigi Gris from Chapeau Magazine stated that: ‘He was not really that interested in comedy.’

‘I’m just not that into making people laugh,’ Fallon, 43, said.

It’s just not what I do. I think it’d be weird for me to start doing it now. I don’t really even, you know, care that much about comedy — I’ve got to be honest. Money: I love money more than I love comedy. I’m just not that brain, you know?

Fallon went on to praise the other late night hosts.

I think the other guys are doing it very well. Colbert’s doing great — I mean, that’s what he’s good at. He’s great. He’s always into like, political comedy. I think when it’s organic, I’ve sometimes tried telling a joke and it just has never gone down that well. Parody is about as good  as it gets. And not even parody. Just where we dress up like the thing we’re spoofing and people laugh because I look like Bryan Cranston or something. It’s more Cosplay than comedy to be honest.

Jimmy Fallon will appear in History’s Greatest Monsters on Discovery in 2020.

THE WALTONS REMAKE GOES TO NETFLIX

HOLLYWOOD – Classic TV show The Waltons is to be revived for Netflix, it was announced today.

Following the news recent remakes of cult TV shows – The X-Files and the forthcoming Twin Peaks – it was no surprise that Walton Mountain is to be revisited with a new season to drop sometime next year on Netflix. The Waltons followed the adventures of the Walton family, a poor but honest brood of innumerable members who lived in the Virginia mountains during the Great Depression. With Ma and Pa, the grandparents and the seven children, the Waltons would have weekly episodes in which something deeply moral was learned. The eldest son John Boy Walton would grow up to be a novelist and he would narrate the opening and close of the show, often giving the moral and what was learned. ‘Goodnight, John Boy’ was the much loved sign off until in 1981, it was heard for the last time.

Netflix released a statement about the new show:

The time has come to revisit The Waltons and Netflix is proud to announce a reboot of the show. This hourly drama series will star Kanye West and Kim Kardashian as Ma and Pa Walton. Caitlyn Jenner will play Grandma and Aziz Anzari as John Boy Walton. With a new cast and writing team, The Waltons will be a loving recreation of the original set in the same period, but will also confront issues of gender identity and racial intolerance. Bryan Cranston as a KKK Grand Wizard looks set to be one of the most terrifying villains on TV.

The Waltons: A New Beginning will drop sometime in 2017.

HUGH LAURIE OWNS A HOUSE

HOLLYWOOD – In a remarkable coincidence the star of medical drama House, Hughe Laurie, it was revealed today, owns a house.

Hugh Laurie told stunned reporters that he had owned several houses throughout his career, but the latest one was a beautiful farmhouse in the Cotswolds, England. Although a well known face in England for over a decade, Hugh Laurie only became famous in the US for his portrayal of cantankerous medical genius Dr. Gregory House in the television series House.

Laurie watcher Jace Windu told the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:

Of course you can be disappointed that Hugh owns a house, but personally I just think it’s so Hugh. I mean this man is so talented. He can act in drama and he is a wonderful comedian and to add to that he is a truly special musician. So he owns a house? So what? Is that linguistic determinism? Is it hypocrisy? I don’t know. Should he rent? All I know is that he has given pleasure to millions of people and so if he wants to own a house why in the hell not?

However, the New York Times criticized Laurie for his property holdings.

Noted opinionista Paul Krugman writes in this morning’s newspaper:

Hugh Laurie is a man of many talents to be sure. But for him to have a house having become famous in this country for portraying someone called House sets a dangerous precedent. Next we’ll learn that the Dukes of Hazzard are actually aristocrats, or that Bryan Cranston has Broken Bad, or that Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke actually play musical chairs during breaks in filming. Laurie, for the sake of his fellow actors, should rent, preferably an apartment.

House: The Motion Picture will be released in 2017.

TRUMBO – SPOILER FREE REVIEW

TRUMBO – SPOILER FREE REVIEW -In a new series of reviews, we offer the cinema-goer the opportunity of having a full review but without any danger of having any detail or any part of the film revealed by SPOILERS which might in some way impair your later viewing enjoyment.

This week, biopic Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston and directed by Jay Roach.

Here is our SPOILER FREE review.

It’s about this guy.

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BRYAN CRANSTON TO PLAY SPOCK IN NEW STAR TREK

HOLLYWOOD – CBS have announced that the new Star Trek will feature Bryan Cranston as Spock in the reboot of Star Trek due out in 2017.

Although the new Stark Trek is to feature new characters, it has been confirmed that an exception will be made for everyone’s favorite Vulcan, Mr. Spock and he will be played by everyone’s favorite meth cook Bryan Cranston. Studio Exec has managed courtesy of The Pixel Factor to obtain a short screen test that was completed on the CBS lot.

It clearly shows Bryan Cranston’s amazing transformation into Mr. Spock, a doppelganger of the late Leonard Nimoy.

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Star Trek: Into the Tribbles will be released in 2017.

NEW STAR TREK TO FOCUS ON TRIBBLES

HOLLYWOOD – CBS announced today that the reboot of Star Trek will focus entirely on Tribbles.

The news that Star Trek is to boldly go where it’s already been was received with delight by the internet and the Studio Exec was able to sit down with Alex Kurtzman to discuss the project.

So Alex what can you tell us about the new series?

It will be out in the Fall of 2017 and it will feature totally new characters and worlds, but the main characters will all be Tribbles.

These are the little furry things?

Yeah, exactly. They’re basically a metaphor for Catholics in that they just reproduce all the time with no sense of restraint or contraception. But now time has passed and the Tribbles have reached a higher consciousness and they can communicate and this is going to be like House of Cards, full of intrigue and dirty strange sex.

Wow! Who is going to play the Tribbles?

We have Jack Black as the leader of the Tribbles, James Franco and Winona Ryder both want to be Tribbles as well, and Benicio Del Toro wants to be a Klingon, and then we’re in talks to land Bryan Cranston as everyone’s favorite Vulcan. He’s the one character we want to bring back.

Star Trek: Into Tribbles will be broadcast in the Fall of 2017.

WALTER WHITE REGRETS SUPERBOWL COMMERCIAL

HOLLYWOOD – It was the highlight of Superbowl Sunday for many, Walter White returning to their TV screens for a short spot advertising Esurance car insurance.

The ‘hilarious’ spot features a woman going to a pharmacy to be greeted by the Breaking Bad star who gives her a prescription. He repeats his famous line ‘Say my name!’

However, the former Meth cook revealed that he deeply regretted making the advert. He spoke EXCLUSIVELY with the Studio Exec:

You know the thing is whether I’m Walter White, Bryan Cranston or Heisenberg, the fact is I have a reputation to maintain. Sure they gave me enough money to retire for the rest of my life, but a car insurance commercial? Seriously? I used to be the one who knocks, now I’m the one who k’chings. It’s frankly embarrassing. I used to cook meth and kill people, consort with neo-Nazis and destroy families, but I had standards, an ethos. And now this. Whoring myself for a lousy million dollars. And I can’t even blame it on my cancer because I’m in remission/dead.

Walter White will be next seen in Better Call Saul and a Pizza Hut Commercial.

 

DUMB AND DUMBER TO SPELLING FAIL

HOLLYWOOD – Film makers Bobby and Pete Farrelly were left red faced yesterday when it was revealed they had misspelled the name of their own movie Dumb and Dumber To.

In a mishap worthy of their two moronic characters Harold and Lloyd, played by Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey, the title printed on all the promotional material and even the title sequence of the film itself was either missing a W or perhaps missing another O.

Jim Carrey, whose career has been plagued by mistakes of late such as Mr Popper’s Penguins, was relatively sanguine:

This kind of thing happens all the time. It’s a simple typo that wasn’t caught and the whole thing repeated itself. Yes, it’s a little embarrassing for a huge studio picture like this to make such a foolish error, but no one got hurt and if the film ends up losing money because of it, it’s still going to do better than The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.

Jeff Daniels, however, was less forgiving:

I beat Bryan Cranston to get an Emmy! For The Newsroom, of all things. I’m a serious actor and I expect the same level of professionalism from all those around me. Some people have even suggested that it is some kind of joke! That is arrant nonsense. We deal in sophisticated wordplay and political satire. How is misspelling a word funny? In what way? It’s just carelessness. Care. Less. Ness.

Meanwhile, Bobby and Pete Farrelly tried to brush the whole debacle off as some kind of misunderstanding:

The title Dumb and Dumber To is not a mistake. It is a joke. We misspelled the word deliberately because that’s a dumb thing to do and the film is called Dumb and Dumber. You see. It’s kind of… I mean, it IS funny, isn’t it?

Dumb and Dumber Two is currently in theaters.

NEIL LABUTE’S NEW VERSION OF OLIVER! DEBUTS OFF BROADWAY

NEW YORK – Neil LaBute might be more famous for his acerbic big screen satires such as The Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors, but now he’s trying his hand at a musical with what he bills as a re-imagining of the Lionel Bart musical Oliver!

Starring Aaron Eckhart as the eponymous waif, LaBute’s new version has been described by the director as ‘a harsh corrective, bringing back the horror to what is essentially a story about child abuse. But we still have the wonderful songs.’

Speaking EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec, LaBute said:

I’ve always been a big fan of the musical as a form and when I was talking to Aaron one night he just said, well why not? And then the search was on to find the right one. I had thought of My Fair Lady, because that would give me scope to look into the brutalities of misogyny, but then Aaron said we’ve kind of already done that. Then I thought of Frozen and the hidden subtext of homophobia and exploitation but Disney weren’t interested in my reading. So at last we came to Oliver! And I have to say I am very pleased.

Joining Eckhart’s Oliver, will be Vin Diesel as Bill Sikes and John Goodman as Mr. Bumble. Bryan Cranston will join the run as Fagin, delighting audiences with a horrifying insight into evil and such hits as You’ve Gotta Pick-a-Pocket or Two and Food, Glorious Food!

Oliver! will run from next Monday until Wednesday. 

SCRIPT LEAK:BILL & TED 3

 
The year is 2020. Bill and Ted are the biggest band on the planet. Statues have been built in their honour and cities named after them. Mount Rushmore has been re-sculpted with their faces and their philosophy of ‘Be excellent to each other’ is the basis for the dominant global religion.

Int: The Rufus Hotel Penthouse.
 
The suite is a wreck. Alcohol bottles, room service trolleys, broken TVs, exotic animals and various drug paraphernalia litter the room. Ted is lying on the bed wearing shades surround by nude models. He removes a cigarette from a packet.
 

Ted

 
Hendrix. Light!
 
A monkey wearing a fez bounds onto the bed and lights Ted’s cigarette.
 
Ted
 
 Bill!
 
Bill
 
 What,dude?
 
Ted
 
Where are you dude?
 
Bill
 
I’m cooking dude. What do you want?
 
Ted drags himself out of bed, wanders through the suite and opens the door to the next room. Inside is a meth lab and two people in Hazamat suits.
 
Ted
 
Hey dude. We’re supposed to be giving a speech to the United Nations in an hour.
 
Bill
 
I like totally forgot dude. Big John, can you finish up here?
 
The other person in the Hazmat suit nods his head. Bill and Ted leave the lab and Ted removes his suit.
 
Ted
 
Hey dude. I just have to use the bathroom first.
 
Ted tries to open the bathroom door but it’s locked.
 
 
Ted
 
Hey Bill, I can’t open the door.
 
Bill
 
Try forcing it,dude.
 
Ted runs at the door but it doesn’t open.
 
Ted
 
Hey Bill. Give me a hand dude.
 
Bill and Ted both run at the bathroom door and it bursts open. Inside is a naked man in the bathtub covered in blood with a bullet in his head.
 
Bill & Ted
 
Argh!
Ted
 
Wait. That’s big John.
Bill
 
That can’t be big John we just left him in the Meth La….
 
Bill and Ted turn around and see a figure in a Hazmat suit. He removes his helmet. It’s Bryan Cranston
 
Cranston
 
Nobody tries to muscle in on my turf.
 
Cranston pulls out two guns.
 
 
Bill & Ted
 
Bogus.
 
Cranston shoots Bill and Ted repeatedly and they slump to the floor. He removes his mobile phone and makes a call. Bill and Ted’s Telephone box time machine appears in the bathroom and Cranston steps into it.
 
Cranston
 
Wyld Stallions…
 
 
Bill and Ted are groaning in agony on the floor. Cranston shoots them again
 
Cranston
 
Ruled!
 
 
FIN
 

BREAKING BAD SPIN OFF: HEY JESSE ANNOUNCED

HOLLYWOOD – AMC announced today that Breaking Bad hero Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) is getting his own spin off show with Hey Jesse!

The news comes almost a year on from the finale of the ground-breaking meth lab dramedy that has already spawned a yet to be aired spin off Better Call Saul starring Bob Odenkirk as the eponymous lawyer. Aaron Paul explained the new show:

A lot of people, myself included, think that Jesse got a pretty raw deal on Breaking Bad [Spoilers ahead – Exec]. He suffered beatings, manipulation, abuse and the loss of everyone he loved. And in return he got to drive into a fence, probably straight into the oncoming cop cars. So I talked to Vince Gilligan and we worked something out.

Details are hazy but show-runner, Gilligan spoke EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec and dropped some hints:

It is going to be a lot lighter. We really want to pay back Jesse for all the terrible things he had to go through. So he moves to New York and he becomes a male nanny to these kids of a famous film director and his actress wife. Anyway Jesse just has loads of great times with these kids and finds a kind of surrogate family. He’s lauded and celebrated and surrounded by people who love him and value him.

Great.

Oh and he succumbs to his old drug dealing ways and everyone finds out and he has to kill one of the kids to cover up and then the Nazis, Uncle Jack’s relatives, they turn up. And anyway I don’t want to give away the end, so I think I’ve said enough.

Hey Jesse! will be broadcast this Fall on AMC. 

ANTHONY HOPKINS WRITES A LETTER TO PAMELA ANDERSON!

MALIBU – It is now becoming apparent that Sir Anthony Hopkins‘ wonderful fan letter to Bryan Cranston and the Breaking Bad cast was simply the latest in a long series of fan mail which the Hopster has sent down the years.

We have already published those to Lee Majors and Mr. T. Now comes a letter written to the busty Baywatch star  Pamela Anderson in 1998.  

Dear Miss Anderson.
I wanted to write you this letter – so I am contacting you through Yasmin Bleeth – isn’t she a great gal?
I’ve just finished  watching “BAYWATCH” – from episode one of the First Season – to the last  episodes of the Sixth Season [There were actually only 5 seasons – the EXEC]. I have never watched anything like it. Brilliant!
Your performance as C.J. Parker was the best acting I have seen – ever.
I know there is so much smoke blowing and sickening bullshit in this business, and I’ve sort of lost belief in anything really. But this work of yours is spectacular – absolutely stunning. What is extraordinary, is the sheer power of everyone in the entire production. What was it? Five or six years in the making? How the producers, the writers, directors, cinematographers…. every department – casting etc. managed to keep the discipline and control from beginning to the end is (a word I will only use this once) awesome.
From what started as a light comedy about a lifeguard, descended into a labyrinth of blood, destruction, country music and big hair. It was like a great Jacobean, Shakespearian or Greek Tragedy.
If you ever get a chance to – would you pass on my admiration to everyone – except David Hasselhoff – I’m writing him a separate letter – everyone – everyone gave master classes of performance … The list is endless.
Thank you. That kind of work/artistry is rare, and when, once in a while, it occurs, as in this epic work, it restores confidence.
You and all the cast are the best actors I’ve ever seen.
That may sound like a good lung full of smoke blowing. But it is not. It’s almost midnight out here in Malibu, and I felt compelled to write this email.
Congratulations and my deepest respect. You are truly a great, great actor.
Best regards
Tony Hopkins.

ANTHONY HOPKINS’ LETTER TO MR. T

MALIBU – After breaking the news of Sir Anthony Hopkins‘ wonderful fan letter to Bryan Cranston and the Breaking Bad cast, the Studio Exec has since obtained several other letters.

We have already published one (to read the Lee Majors letter click HERE), but now we are also making public a copy of a letter that Hopkins wrote to Mr. T in 1987. 


Dear Mister T.
I wanted to write you this letter – so I am contacting you through George Peppard  – isn’t he a great guy?
I’ve just finished  watching “THE A TEAM”. I have never watched anything like it. Brilliant!
Your performance as the Bad Attitude Baracas was the best acting I have seen – ever.
I know there is so much smoke blowing and sickening bullshit in this business, and I’ve sort of lost belief in anything really. But this work of yours is spectacular – absolutely stunning. What is extraordinary, is the sheer power of everyone in the entire production. What was it? Five or six years in the making? How the producers, the writers, directors, cinematographers…. every department – casting etc. managed to keep the discipline and control from beginning to the end is (I word I will only use this once) awesome.
From what started as a light comedy about a team of Vietnam mercenary vets, descended into a labyrinth of blood, destruction, country music and big hair. It was like a great Jacobean, Shakespearean or Greek Tragedy.
If you ever get a chance to – would you pass on my admiration to everyone – George Peppard, Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz – everyone – everyone gave master classes of performance … The list is… well, that’s the list.
Thank you. That kind of work/artistry is rare, and when, once in a while, it occurs, as in this epic work, it restores confidence.
You and all the cast are the best actors I’ve ever seen.
That may sound like a good lung full of smoke blowing. But it is not. It’s almost midnight out here in Malibu, and I felt compelled to write this email.
Congratulations and my deepest respect. You are truly a great, great actor.
Best regards
Tony Hopkins.

ANTHONY HOPKINS’ LETTER TO LEE MAJORS

MALIBU – The whole of the internet wore a big sappy grin as it read Sir Anthony Hopkins‘ wonderful fan letter to Bryan Cranston and the Breaking Bad cast.

However, the Studio Exec has obtained a copy of a letter that Sir Anthony Hopkins wrote to Lee Majors in 1986. 

Dear Mister Majors.
I wanted to write you this letter – so I am contacting you through Glen L. Larson – isn’t he a great guy?
I’ve just finished  watching “THE FALL GUY” – from episode one of the First Season – to the last eight episodes of the Sixth Season [There were actually only 5 seasons – the EXEC]. I have never watched anything like it. Brilliant!
Your performance as the Unknown Stuntman, Colt Seavers was the best acting I have seen – ever.
I know there is so much smoke blowing and sickening bullshit in this business, and I’ve sort of lost belief in anything really. But this work of yours is spectacular – absolutely stunning. What is extraordinary, is the sheer power of everyone in the entire production. What was it? Five or six years in the making? How the producers, the writers, directors, cinematographers…. every department – casting etc. managed to keep the discipline and control from beginning to the end is (I word I will only use this once) awesome.
From what started as a light comedy about a stuntman, descended into a labyrinth of blood, destruction, country music and big hair. It was like a great Jacobean, Shakespearian or Greek Tragedy.
If you ever get a chance to – would you pass on my admiration to everyone – Douglas Barr, Heather Thomas, Jo-Ann Pflug, Nedra Volz, – everyone – everyone gave master classes of performance … The list is endless.
Thank you. That kind of work/artistry is rare, and when, once in a while, it occurs, as in this epic work, it restores confidence.
You and all the cast are the best actors I’ve ever seen.
That may sound like a good lung full of smoke blowing. But it is not. It’s almost midnight out here in Malibu, and I felt compelled to write this email.
Congratulations and my deepest respect. You are truly a great, great actor.
Best regards
Tony Hopkins.