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TV Dial: 'Blues Brothers' To Become Animated; 'That '70s Show Cast' Reunites & Two Clips From 'The Ricky Gervais Show'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2012 10:27 AM
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Jake and Elwood may have been on a mission from God, but Dan Aykroyd is on a mission to milk anything he's ever been associated with death for cash. Last summer it was reported that Aykroyd and co. were developing a "Glee"-style TV series based on the "The Blues Brothers" but it appears that's just the tip of the iceberg. At MIPTV it has been announced that Blues Brothers Approved Ventures LLC has teamed with Panacea Entertainment in an effort to whore out the fedora wearing duo in a variety of avenues that will include: an animated series, a Broadway show, a Vegas show, a radio network, social networking (?) and more. Comparing the brand to Coca-Cola and Nike (LOL), Panacea hopes to bring the characters to an audience "around the globe." Remember "Blues Brothers 2000"? That's all we're going to say about this....

Watch: First Trailers For Ricky Gervais' New Show 'Derek'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 4, 2012 12:40 PM
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These may just be the opinions of this particular writer, but is Ricky Gervais slowly losing his touch? His third stint as a presenter at the Golden Globes was tepid in comparison to the previous two, his recent sitcom “Life’s Too Short” was extremely weak in comparison to “Extras” and “The Office,” while none of his cinematic efforts have really impressed. But still, he’s probably the most famous comedian in the world right now and he’s not slowing down in terms of creating content.

Watch: Trailer For 'Spy Kids: All The Time In The World' Debuts In 4D, Or Something

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 31, 2011 12:56 PM
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You can't say that Robert Rodriguez wasn't ahead of the curve when it came to the current 3D fad/revolution. The technology might have been primitive compared to what's being used these days, but 2003's "Spy Kids 3D: Game Over" was the first wide 3D release in literally decades, predating the work of better known advocates in the field like James Cameron and Robert Zemeckis, and, for better or worse, paving the way for the current glut of stereoscopic releases.

Ricky Gervais Gets On All Fours For Voice Role In 'Spy Kids: All The Time In The World'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 6, 2011 7:23 AM
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Yes, the (very successful) "Spy Kids" franchise is still alive and kicking and another entry is on the way in what might be the most star-studded entry yet.

Great Odin's Raven! Will Ferrell To Guest In 4-Episode Arc On 'The Office'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2011 4:07 AM
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While it's not our long anticipated reunion between Ron Burgundy and Brick Tamland, this will definitely tide us over for now. Deadline reports that Will Ferrell will be joining "The Office" including one episode that will take place after Steve Carell's Michael Scott has left the branch.

Ricky Gervais To Voice Mole In New Live Action/Animatronic 'The Wind In The Willows'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2011 2:25 AM
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First announced last summer and followed with character designs and a teaser trailer (see below) dropping at Comic-Con, it looks like things are moving full steam ahead on the WETA produced live action/animatronic adaptation of the children's classic "The Wind In The Willows." And they've got a big name to lead the cast.

Emily Blunt & Ricky Gervais Join The Cast Of Jason Segel's 'The Muppets'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 2, 2010 12:18 AM
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Is Emily Blunt “about to be offered” a role opposite Jason Segel in his gestating romantic comedy “Five-Year Engagement” from director Nicholas Stoller? Possibly and all signs point to yes. Especially since Blunt was just added to the cast of Segel's "The Muppets" also co-written by Stoller. Evidently they're fans as they offered her the role of Jackie Q in “Get Him To The Greek,” but the British thespian had to pass due to obligations for Fox's "Gulliver’s Travels" (which Segel not-so-coincidentally co-starred in).

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