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New Bromance: Jamie Foxx & Ken Jeong Line Up Two Comedy Projects Together

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2012 9:43 AM
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The tale of Ken Jeong is a pretty awesome one. He was working as a doctor while honing his comedy chops at stand-up clubs, and eventually moved to L.A. and started pursuing a career in showbiz full time. He worked the comedy circuit, did guest stints on a bunch of shows, eventually fell in with the Apatow gang, and came to much bigger attention after his turn as the asshole doctor in "Knocked Up." From there came "The Hangover," then "Community" and the rest, as they say, is history. Now he's stepping up into bigger and better things.

Ken Jeong Gets Expanded Role In 'The Hangover Part 3,' But Will It Make For A Better Finale?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 13, 2012 11:20 AM
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After the post-"Old School" stumbles ("School For Scoundrels" being the most egregious), it was nice to see Todd Phillips land back on his feet in a big way with "The Hangover" and to a lesser degree, the caustic but still enjoyable "Due Date." "The Hangover" of course was more than just a comeback success, the film went supernova and became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time and turned Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper into big stars that now lead their own movies and TV shows. Phillips himself signed a mint-like deal with Warner Bros. and everyone made out pretty damn well from the Vegas misadventure that took everyone by surprise.

Ken Jeong & 'Ugly Betty' Star Tony Plana Join Michael Bay's 'Pain And Gain'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • April 6, 2012 2:42 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Well if the cast of “Transformers” helmer Michael Bay’s low-budget (in Bay terms) dark comedy “Pain and Gain” isn’t the most eclectic ensemble of talent he’s ever assembled, it’s certainly the best he’s done in years.

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