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Ed Helms Says It's Do Or Die Week For 'Central Intelligence' And Talks Untitled Civil War Comedy

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 8, 2011 11:24 AM
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Doesn't Have Much Hope For Old Apatow Comedy 'A Whole New Hugh'"Cedar Rapids" is about to hit this weekend, but it seems like a year ago, Ed Helms was about to explode. His future ended up being a lot quieter, with a few projects announced suddenly fading away. We chatted with Helms, who can be seen in "The Hangover 2" and "Jeff Who Lives At Home" this year, during the "Cedar Rapids" junket -- more on that later this week -- and got him to share details on a few of his upcoming films.

Judd Apatow To Direct New Pee-Wee Herman Movie?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2011 11:45 AM
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The answer is probably "No," but it's an intriguing prospect and you just never know what might happen. Last summer, it was revealed that Judd Apatow would be producing a brand new Pee Wee Herman movie but it appears as Apatow may consider the director's chair as well.

Paul Rudd & Leslie Mann To Reprise "Knocked Up" Married Roles For New Judd Apatow Spin-Off

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 7, 2011 2:51 AM
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Think Along The Lines Of 'Get Him To The Greek'Update: Judd Apatow tells HitFix, "It is just a story from Pete and Debbie's current life. People really responded to their characters and problems. I felt like there was a lot of ground I could explore with them....There are some fun details yet to reveal but I will let them come out slowly. It's more fun that way."

Exclusive: Bill Hader Says He Knows Nothing About His Alleged 'Ghostbusters 3' Role

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 15, 2010 2:05 AM
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Judd Apatow-Produced 'House Of Joel' Comedy Project Is Still Very Much Alive, Has A 'Human Giant' Writer OnboardAt the red carpet premiere for "True Grit," we took the opportunity to ask Bill Hader about a certain impending project, a certain big-time sequel that may reunite a certain beloved cast. Less than a month ago, word got out that Sony was eying Hader, Will Forte and Anna Faris as potential proton-pack wielders in "Ghostbusters 3." And then Dan Aykroyd himself confirmed that Hader was one of the "strong possibilities."

Judd Apatow's Next Comedy Directorial Effort Slotted For June 1, 2012

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 28, 2010 4:51 AM
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Comedy Is Untitled, Details Remain Under Wraps For NowYou could say Judd Apatow is slipping in his mainstream appeal. 2009's "Funny People" grossed $71 million worldwide, while 2008's "Knocked Up" cumed $219 million globally and 2005's "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" totaled $177 million the world round. That said, you could also say he's growing creatively as he is tackling more mature subjects now, or at least did with the Adam Sandler-led cancer comedy.

Lena Dunham To Team With Scott Rudin For Adaptation Of 'Dash And Lily's Book Of Dares'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 27, 2010 1:45 AM
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Producer extraordinaire Scott Rudin has acquired the rights to David Levithan and Rachel Cohn's upcoming novel "Dash And Lily's Book Of Dares," and will team with writer-director-actor Lena Dunham in an adaptation for the screen.

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