C’mon, Ross: Jennifer Aniston Blames No ‘Friends’ Revival on ‘The Boys’ (Video)

While you’re still celebrating the ability to binge-watch “Friends” in 2019 on Netflix, Jennifer Aniston is talking about a reunion. On Thursday’s “Late Late Show,” the woman behind Rachel is ready to do more original episodes of the classic “Must-See TV” NBC sitcom.

Oh, and so are Monica (Courteney Cox) and Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), she says.

“Listen, the girls always say we would love to do it again, and the boys are a little less excited about it for some reason — I don’t know,” Aniston told James Corden last night. “And so, we’ve decided that we’ll just do … a remake of ‘The Golden Girls’ in 40 years.”

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While she’s made the “Golden Girls” quip before, it sounded like the female trio is actually down for whatever.

“Just try to go out on wicker chairs,” Aniston said.

You might want to knock it off with the foolish pride, Joey (Matt LeBlanc), Chandler (Matthew Perry) and Ross (David Schwimmer). After all, if Netflix is willing to pay damn near $100 million for reruns 

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Watch the video above.

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While you’re still celebrating the ability to binge-watch “Friends” in 2019 on Netflix, Jennifer Aniston is talking about a reunion. On Thursday’s “Late Late Show,” the woman behind Rachel is ready to do more original episodes of the classic “Must-See TV” NBC sitcom.

Oh, and so are Monica (Courteney Cox) and Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), she says.

“Listen, the girls always say we would love to do it again, and the boys are a little less excited about it for some reason — I don’t know,” Aniston told James Corden last night. “And so, we’ve decided that we’ll just do … a remake of ‘The Golden Girls’ in 40 years.”

While she’s made the “Golden Girls” quip before, it sounded like the female trio is actually down for whatever.

“Just try to go out on wicker chairs,” Aniston said.

You might want to knock it off with the foolish pride, Joey (Matt LeBlanc), Chandler (Matthew Perry) and Ross (David Schwimmer). After all, if Netflix is willing to pay damn near $100 million for reruns 

Watch the video above.

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Freeform Orders Holiday Movie ‘Ghosting’ Starring Aisha Dee & Kimiko Glenn From Lisa Kudrow & Dan Bucatinsky

EXCLUSIVE: As Freeform is preparing to kick off its 2018 edition of 25 Days of Christmas, the network has greenlighted its first original holiday movie for the 2019 event. Ghosting (working title ) comes from executive producers Lisa Kudrow and Dan Buc…

EXCLUSIVE: As Freeform is preparing to kick off its 2018 edition of 25 Days of Christmas, the network has greenlighted its first original holiday movie for the 2019 event. Ghosting (working title ) comes from executive producers Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky and stars Aisha Dee (The Bold Type) and Kimiko Glenn (The Guest Book). Also cast in the movie, executive produced by Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, are Insecure breakout Kendrick SampsonJazz Raycole (The Quad), Missi P…

Jennifer Aniston Muses About ‘Golden Girls’-esque ‘Friends’ Reboot

Although “Friends” creator Marta Kauffman has said time and again that a reboot of the beloved sitcom isn’t going to happen, Jennifer Aniston is now saying she would jump at the chance to step back into Rachel Green’s Ralph Lauren shoes.

In a new cover story for InStyle magazine, the superstar said that even before “Friends” left the air, fans wanted to know if it would eventually get the reboot treatment.

“Before that show ended, people were asking if we were coming back,” Aniston said, adding that she and her co-stars talk about getting the gang back together.

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“Courteney [Cox] and Lisa [Kudrow] and I talk about it. I fantasize about it,” she said. “It really was the greatest job I ever had.”

Aniston added that she’s not sure what form a modern-day “Friends” would take, but acknowledge that now is the age of reboots on TV.

“I don’t know what it would look like today, but you never know. So many shows are being successfully rebooted. I know Matt LeBlanc doesn’t want to be asked that question anymore. But maybe we could talk him into it,” the actress said. “Or we just give it some time and then Lisa, Courteney, and I could reboot ‘The Golden Girls’ and spend our last years together on wicker furniture,” Aniston quipped.

Jen, Courteney and Lisa might have to get that “Golden Girls”-inspired project going themselves, though.

Co-creator David Crane recently told TheWrap that a “Friends” reboot is “never happening. Never. We did it! It’s done.” Kauffman told TheWrap that “the reason for that has to do with the story was about a time in your life when your friends are your family. So once you start having families of your own, it is no longer that time of your life.”

Aniston has plenty of upcoming projects in the works to keep her occupied, though, including the movie “Dumplin’” and an Apple series about morning TV with Reese Witherspoon.

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Jennifer Aniston on ‘Friends’ Reunion: ‘Anything Is a Possibility’ (Video)

Although “Friends” creator Marta Kauffman has said time and again that a reboot of the beloved sitcom isn’t going to happen, Jennifer Aniston is now saying she would jump at the chance to step back into Rachel Green’s Ralph Lauren shoes.

In a new cover story for InStyle magazine, the superstar said that even before “Friends” left the air, fans wanted to know if it would eventually get the reboot treatment.

“Before that show ended, people were asking if we were coming back,” Aniston said, adding that she and her co-stars talk about getting the gang back together.

“Courteney [Cox] and Lisa [Kudrow] and I talk about it. I fantasize about it,” she said. “It really was the greatest job I ever had.”

Aniston added that she’s not sure what form a modern-day “Friends” would take, but acknowledge that now is the age of reboots on TV.

“I don’t know what it would look like today, but you never know. So many shows are being successfully rebooted. I know Matt LeBlanc doesn’t want to be asked that question anymore. But maybe we could talk him into it,” the actress said. “Or we just give it some time and then Lisa, Courteney, and I could reboot ‘The Golden Girls’ and spend our last years together on wicker furniture,” Aniston quipped.

Jen, Courteney and Lisa might have to get that “Golden Girls”-inspired project going themselves, though.

Co-creator David Crane recently told TheWrap that a “Friends” reboot is “never happening. Never. We did it! It’s done.” Kauffman told TheWrap that “the reason for that has to do with the story was about a time in your life when your friends are your family. So once you start having families of your own, it is no longer that time of your life.”

Aniston has plenty of upcoming projects in the works to keep her occupied, though, including the movie “Dumplin'” and an Apple series about morning TV with Reese Witherspoon.

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‘Bright Futures’: Emily Ratajkowski, Shameik Moore & Lilly Singh To Star, Lisa Kudrow To Narrate NBC Comedy Pilot

Emily Ratajkowski, The Get Down alum Shameik MooreAmerican Vandal‘s Calum Worthy and Jimmy Tatro and YouTube star Lilly Singh and are set to star in Bright Futures, NBC’s single-camera comedy from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and spinoff Grown-ish writers Hale Rothstein, Danny Segal and Isaac Schamis. Additionally, Lisa Kudrow has signed on to narrate the ABC Studios pilot.
Written by Rothstein, Segal and Schamis, Bright Futures centers on a group of friends all…

Emily Ratajkowski, The Get Down alum Shameik MooreAmerican Vandal‘s Calum Worthy and Jimmy Tatro and YouTube star Lilly Singh and are set to star in Bright Futures, NBC’s single-camera comedy from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and spinoff Grown-ish writers Hale Rothstein, Danny Segal and Isaac Schamis. Additionally, Lisa Kudrow has signed on to narrate the ABC Studios pilot. Written by Rothstein, Segal and Schamis, Bright Futures centers on a group of friends all…

‘SNL’ Auditions Just About Every ’90s Star for ‘Jurassic Park’ (Video)

“SNL” advertised the 25th anniversary of the 1993 release of “Jurassic Park” with a parody of audition screen tests that featured just about every famous actor — from 1992.

The “SNL” auditions included just about every big-name Hollywood and TV actor and comedian who was a big deal in 1992, making the sketch into not only a hilarious series of impressions that featured most of the “SNL” cast, but also a nostalgia trip for a different time in entertainment history.

The sketch kicked off with Alex Moffat as Hugh Grant, auditioning for the role of Dr. Alan Grant, which Sam Neill actually played in the movie. Other high-profile 1990s stars to pop up at the casting call included Pee-Wee Herman (played by Mikey Day), comedian Sinbad (played by Kenan Thompson), Whoopi Goldberg (Leslie Jones), Drew Barrymore (Heidi Gardner), Gwen Stefani (Melissa Villasenor) and Adam Sandler (Pete Davidson).

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Chris Redd’s impression of Wesley Snipes — at the time one of the biggest action stars in the world — included some truly bad financial advice. Snipes, who popped up to voice a cartoon called Mr. DNA that explains how dinosaur cloning works in the film, told someone off-screen that the IRS can’t tax your money if you spend it. Of course, in real life, Snipes was sentenced to three years in prison for failing to file federal tax returns.

Kate McKinnon popped up with several auditions for the “SNL” sketch, including as the low-key 1990s version of Ellen DeGeneres and “Friends” star Lisa Kudrow. McKinnon also channeled Jodie Foster as her “Silence of the Lambs” character, Clarice Starling — a performance for which Foster won the Best Actress Oscar. When the producers asked McKinnon’s Foster to try her Mr. DNA audition a little happier, she whispered, “This is the happiest I’ve ever been; it’s my birthday.”

Kenan Thompson had a couple of turns during the sketch, but his funniest was as O.J. Simpson, telling producers how he “hypothetically” would have released the dinosaurs from their pens, a major plot point in the movie. The joke was a reference to the 2007 book “If I Did It,” which includes Simpson’s “hypothetical” descriptions of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in 1994. Simpson was accused of the crimes but acquitted.

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“Man, 1992. It is good to be O.J. right now,” Thompson’s O.J. went on.

The “SNL” episode’s host, Bill Hader, also turned up to offer quite a few impressions, including Alan Alda (as Muldoon, the English game warden for the park famous for the line “Clever girl,” before getting eaten by dinosaurs), and Al Pacino as John Hammond, the eccentric park owner who was played by Richard Attenborough in the movie. Hader’s Pacino had a particularly rough time during the audition, ending his line — “Welcome to Jurassic Park” — with the improv exclamation, “You dumb f—!”

When the producers let Pacino know that the movie was meant to be PG, Pacino pretty much took himself out of the running.

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“SNL” advertised the 25th anniversary of the 1993 release of “Jurassic Park” with a parody of audition screen tests that featured just about every famous actor — from 1992.

The “SNL” auditions included just about every big-name Hollywood and TV actor and comedian who was a big deal in 1992, making the sketch into not only a hilarious series of impressions that featured most of the “SNL” cast, but also a nostalgia trip for a different time in entertainment history.

The sketch kicked off with Alex Moffat as Hugh Grant, auditioning for the role of Dr. Alan Grant, which Sam Neill actually played in the movie. Other high-profile 1990s stars to pop up at the casting call included Pee-Wee Herman (played by Mikey Day), comedian Sinbad (played by Kenan Thompson), Whoopi Goldberg (Leslie Jones), Drew Barrymore (Heidi Gardner), Gwen Stefani (Melissa Villasenor) and Adam Sandler (Pete Davidson).

Chris Redd’s impression of Wesley Snipes — at the time one of the biggest action stars in the world — included some truly bad financial advice. Snipes, who popped up to voice a cartoon called Mr. DNA that explains how dinosaur cloning works in the film, told someone off-screen that the IRS can’t tax your money if you spend it. Of course, in real life, Snipes was sentenced to three years in prison for failing to file federal tax returns.

Kate McKinnon popped up with several auditions for the “SNL” sketch, including as the low-key 1990s version of Ellen DeGeneres and “Friends” star Lisa Kudrow. McKinnon also channeled Jodie Foster as her “Silence of the Lambs” character, Clarice Starling — a performance for which Foster won the Best Actress Oscar. When the producers asked McKinnon’s Foster to try her Mr. DNA audition a little happier, she whispered, “This is the happiest I’ve ever been; it’s my birthday.”

Kenan Thompson had a couple of turns during the sketch, but his funniest was as O.J. Simpson, telling producers how he “hypothetically” would have released the dinosaurs from their pens, a major plot point in the movie. The joke was a reference to the 2007 book “If I Did It,” which includes Simpson’s “hypothetical” descriptions of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in 1994. Simpson was accused of the crimes but acquitted.

“Man, 1992. It is good to be O.J. right now,” Thompson’s O.J. went on.

The “SNL” episode’s host, Bill Hader, also turned up to offer quite a few impressions, including Alan Alda (as Muldoon, the English game warden for the park famous for the line “Clever girl,” before getting eaten by dinosaurs), and Al Pacino as John Hammond, the eccentric park owner who was played by Richard Attenborough in the movie. Hader’s Pacino had a particularly rough time during the audition, ending his line — “Welcome to Jurassic Park” — with the improv exclamation, “You dumb f—!”

When the producers let Pacino know that the movie was meant to be PG, Pacino pretty much took himself out of the running.

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Lisa Kudrow & Dan Bucatinsky’s Is Or Isn’t Entertainment Taps Samuel Harowitz As SVP Development & Production

Sam Harowitz has joined Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky’s Is Or Isn’t Entertainment as SVP Development and Production. This is the first time Kudrow and Bucatinsky have brought in a senior development executive at the company, which the duo launched 15 years ago.
Harowitz, who comes from FremantleMedia where he served as VP Acquisitions and Co-Productions North America, will work closely with Bucatinsky and Kudrow, as well as VP Kyle McNally and Director of Development…

Sam Harowitz has joined Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky’s Is Or Isn’t Entertainment as SVP Development and Production. This is the first time Kudrow and Bucatinsky have brought in a senior development executive at the company, which the duo launched 15 years ago. Harowitz, who comes from FremantleMedia where he served as VP Acquisitions and Co-Productions North America, will work closely with Bucatinsky and Kudrow, as well as VP Kyle McNally and Director of Development…

50 Actresses Over 50 Who Still Rule Hollywood (Photos)

Robin Wright, Viola Davis, Julianne Moore, and Laura Linney are among the throng of 50 actresses over 50 currently making waves in Hollywood.

Nicole Kidman (birthdate: 06/20/67)

The Australian Oscar winner appeared in no less than four movies at 2017’s Cannes Film Festival.

Helena Bonham Carter (birthdate: 05/26/66)

After starring in 2015’s “Cinderella,” this Oscar nominee reprised a different Disney role as the Red Queen in “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”

Robin Wright (birthdate: 04/08/66)

A Golden Globe-winning actress, Wright plays Claire Underwood in Netflix’s “House of Cards” and will appear in 2017’s “Wonder Woman” and the long-awaited “Blade Runner” sequel.

Halle Berry

(birthdate: 08/14/66)

Aside from the fact that she’s the only black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress, she most recently starred in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and will be in “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.”

Salma Hayek

(birthdate: 09/02/66)

Salma Hayek has been a household name since forever and it’s no wonder — she’s had notable movie roles  “Frida,” “Desperado,” and “Wild Wild West.”

Viola Davis (birthdate: 08/11/65)

An accomplished SAG and Emmy winner, Davis stars in ABC’s hit series “How to Get Away with Murder” and 2016’s “Suicide Squad.”

Gong Li (birthdate: 12/31/65)

After making her American film debut in 2006’s “Miami Vice,” Li helped bring Chinese cinema to Europe and the U.S.

Sarah Jessica Parker (birthdate: 03/25/65)

Following the enormous success of her breakout series “Sex and the City,” Jessica Parker starred in a string of romantic comedies. She stars in HBO’s new with comedy “Divorce.”

Diane Lane (birthdate: 01/22/65)

The Oscar nominee has been busy, voicing the mother in Pixar’s “Inside Out,” playing Cleo Trumbo in “Trumbo,” and Martha Kent in 2013’s “Man of Steel” and 2016’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Vivica A. Fox (birthdate: 07/30/64).

Since the ’80s, Fox has made a name for herself in both film and TV, including appearances in Fox’s “Empire” and reprising her role as Jasmine Dubrow in “Independence Day: Resurgence.”

Robin Wright, Viola Davis, Julianne Moore, and Laura Linney are among the throng of 50 actresses over 50 currently making waves in Hollywood.

Nicole Kidman (birthdate: 06/20/67)

The Australian Oscar winner appeared in no less than four movies at 2017’s Cannes Film Festival.

Helena Bonham Carter (birthdate: 05/26/66)

After starring in 2015’s “Cinderella,” this Oscar nominee reprised a different Disney role as the Red Queen in “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”

Robin Wright (birthdate: 04/08/66)

A Golden Globe-winning actress, Wright plays Claire Underwood in Netflix’s “House of Cards” and will appear in 2017’s “Wonder Woman” and the long-awaited “Blade Runner” sequel.

Halle Berry

(birthdate: 08/14/66)

Aside from the fact that she’s the only black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress, she most recently starred in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and will be in “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.”

Salma Hayek

(birthdate: 09/02/66)

Salma Hayek has been a household name since forever and it’s no wonder — she’s had notable movie roles  “Frida,” “Desperado,” and “Wild Wild West.”

Viola Davis (birthdate: 08/11/65)

An accomplished SAG and Emmy winner, Davis stars in ABC’s hit series “How to Get Away with Murder” and 2016’s “Suicide Squad.”

Gong Li (birthdate: 12/31/65)

After making her American film debut in 2006’s “Miami Vice,” Li helped bring Chinese cinema to Europe and the U.S.

Sarah Jessica Parker (birthdate: 03/25/65)

Following the enormous success of her breakout series “Sex and the City,” Jessica Parker starred in a string of romantic comedies. She stars in HBO’s new with comedy “Divorce.”

Diane Lane (birthdate: 01/22/65)

The Oscar nominee has been busy, voicing the mother in Pixar’s “Inside Out,” playing Cleo Trumbo in “Trumbo,” and Martha Kent in 2013’s “Man of Steel” and 2016’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Vivica A. Fox (birthdate: 07/30/64).

Since the ’80s, Fox has made a name for herself in both film and TV, including appearances in Fox’s “Empire” and reprising her role as Jasmine Dubrow in “Independence Day: Resurgence.”

Sorry, But Lisa Kudrow Says the Fake ‘Friends’ Movie Trailer Is ‘Just Sad’ (Video)

In the age of reboots, we all wonder if our favorite shows might come back — but don’t hold your breath for a reimagining of “Friends.”

Lisa Kudrow, who played the eccentric Phoebe on the beloved hit comedy sitcom, told Conan O’Brian on Thursday that a remake would probably be “sad.”

“They’re rebooting everything! How does that work with ‘Friends,’ though?” Kudrow said. “The show was about people in their twenties, thirties. The show isn’t about people in their forties, fifties. And if we have the same problems, that’s just… sad.”

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O’Brian asked Kudrow what she thought about the fake trailer for a “Friends” movie that has been circulating, with millions of views.

Kudrow said that “Friends” co-star Courtney Cox-Arquette, who played Monica, was the one who initially showed her the fake trailer.

“I don’t know what to make of it, it’s just like sort of these weird clips from things that clearly have nothing to do with ‘Friends,’” Kudrow said, not quite getting the appeal of a stitched-together fake trailer.

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“Something should be done,” she said of fans’ unending love for the show. “I don’t know what, though.”

Whatever it is, it won’t be a reboot. “Nope! Never happening,” said co-creator Marta Kauffman last year. “I know, [rumors] happen all the time! Not happening. Not ever,”

Watch the full clip above.

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In the age of reboots, we all wonder if our favorite shows might come back — but don’t hold your breath for a reimagining of “Friends.”

Lisa Kudrow, who played the eccentric Phoebe on the beloved hit comedy sitcom, told Conan O’Brian on Thursday that a remake would probably be “sad.”

“They’re rebooting everything! How does that work with ‘Friends,’ though?” Kudrow said. “The show was about people in their twenties, thirties. The show isn’t about people in their forties, fifties. And if we have the same problems, that’s just… sad.”

O’Brian asked Kudrow what she thought about the fake trailer for a “Friends” movie that has been circulating, with millions of views.

Kudrow said that “Friends” co-star Courtney Cox-Arquette, who played Monica, was the one who initially showed her the fake trailer.

“I don’t know what to make of it, it’s just like sort of these weird clips from things that clearly have nothing to do with ‘Friends,'” Kudrow said, not quite getting the appeal of a stitched-together fake trailer.

“Something should be done,” she said of fans’ unending love for the show. “I don’t know what, though.”

Whatever it is, it won’t be a reboot. “Nope! Never happening,” said co-creator Marta Kauffman last year. “I know, [rumors] happen all the time! Not happening. Not ever,”

Watch the full clip above.

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Lisa Kudrow Recalls Not Recognizing Jane Fonda

The actress and Jimmy Kimmel, who both voiced characters in the Oscar-nominated movie ‘The Boss Baby,’ also discussed their animosity toward working in animated films. read more


The actress and Jimmy Kimmel, who both voiced characters in the Oscar-nominated movie 'The Boss Baby,' also discussed their animosity toward working in animated films.

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Lisa Kudrow, Dan Bucatinsky’s Is or Isn’t Entertainment Inks First-Look Deal With Sony TV

Emmy Award-winners Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky and their production company Is or Isn’t Entertainment have signed a multi-year first look deal with Sony Pictures Television. Under the terms of the agreement, Is or Isn’t will develop new scripted television projects for network, cable, and streaming services. “We are excited to be in collaboration with […]

Emmy Award-winners Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky and their production company Is or Isn’t Entertainment have signed a multi-year first look deal with Sony Pictures Television. Under the terms of the agreement, Is or Isn’t will develop new scripted television projects for network, cable, and streaming services. “We are excited to be in collaboration with […]

Lisa Kudrow & Dan Bucatinsky Ink First-Look Deal With Sony Pictures TV For Their Is Or Isn’t Entertainment

Longtime producing partners Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky have signed a multi-year first-look deal with Sony Pictures TV Studios. Under the pact, the pair will develop new scripted television projects for network, cable, and streaming services via their production company Is or Isn’t Entertainment.
“We are excited to be in collaboration with a studio with a proven commitment to unique and specific voices, originality and a freedom to develop a wide range of projects…

Longtime producing partners Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky have signed a multi-year first-look deal with Sony Pictures TV Studios. Under the pact, the pair will develop new scripted television projects for network, cable, and streaming services via their production company Is or Isn’t Entertainment. "We are excited to be in collaboration with a studio with a proven commitment to unique and specific voices, originality and a freedom to develop a wide range of projects…

50 Actresses Over 50 Who Still Rule Hollywood (Photos)

Robin Wright, Viola Davis, Julianne Moore, and Laura Linney are among the throng of 50 actresses over 50 currently making waves in Hollywood.

Nicole Kidman (birthdate: 06/20/67)

The Australian Oscar winner appeared in no less than four movies at 2017’s Cannes Film Festival.

Helena Bonham Carter (birthdate: 05/26/66)

After starring in 2015’s “Cinderella,” this Oscar nominee reprised a different Disney role as the Red Queen in “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”

Robin Wright (birthdate: 04/08/66)

A Golden Globe-winning actress, Wright plays Claire Underwood in Netflix’s “House of Cards” and will appear in 2017’s “Wonder Woman” and the long-awaited “Blade Runner” sequel.

Halle Berry

(birthdate: 08/14/66)

Aside from the fact that she’s the only black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress, she most recently starred in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and will be in “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.”

Salma Hayek

(birthdate: 09/02/66)

Salma Hayek has been a household name since forever and it’s no wonder — she’s had notable movie roles  “Frida,” “Desperado,” and “Wild Wild West.”

Viola Davis (birthdate: 08/11/65)

An accomplished SAG and Emmy winner, Davis stars in ABC’s hit series “How to Get Away with Murder” and 2016’s “Suicide Squad.”

Gong Li (birthdate: 12/31/65)

After making her American film debut in 2006’s “Miami Vice,” Li helped bring Chinese cinema to Europe and the U.S.

Sarah Jessica Parker (birthdate: 03/25/65)

Following the enormous success of her breakout series “Sex and the City,” Jessica Parker starred in a string of romantic comedies. She stars in HBO’s new with comedy “Divorce.”

Diane Lane (birthdate: 01/22/65)

The Oscar nominee has been busy, voicing the mother in Pixar’s “Inside Out,” playing Cleo Trumbo in “Trumbo,” and Martha Kent in 2013’s “Man of Steel” and 2016’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Vivica A. Fox (birthdate: 07/30/64).

Since the ’80s, Fox has made a name for herself in both film and TV, including appearances in Fox’s “Empire” and reprising her role as Jasmine Dubrow in “Independence Day: Resurgence.”

Robin Wright, Viola Davis, Julianne Moore, and Laura Linney are among the throng of 50 actresses over 50 currently making waves in Hollywood.

Nicole Kidman (birthdate: 06/20/67)

The Australian Oscar winner appeared in no less than four movies at 2017’s Cannes Film Festival.

Helena Bonham Carter (birthdate: 05/26/66)

After starring in 2015’s “Cinderella,” this Oscar nominee reprised a different Disney role as the Red Queen in “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”

Robin Wright (birthdate: 04/08/66)

A Golden Globe-winning actress, Wright plays Claire Underwood in Netflix’s “House of Cards” and will appear in 2017’s “Wonder Woman” and the long-awaited “Blade Runner” sequel.

Halle Berry

(birthdate: 08/14/66)

Aside from the fact that she’s the only black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress, she most recently starred in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and will be in “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.”

Salma Hayek

(birthdate: 09/02/66)

Salma Hayek has been a household name since forever and it’s no wonder — she’s had notable movie roles  “Frida,” “Desperado,” and “Wild Wild West.”

Viola Davis (birthdate: 08/11/65)

An accomplished SAG and Emmy winner, Davis stars in ABC’s hit series “How to Get Away with Murder” and 2016’s “Suicide Squad.”

Gong Li (birthdate: 12/31/65)

After making her American film debut in 2006’s “Miami Vice,” Li helped bring Chinese cinema to Europe and the U.S.

Sarah Jessica Parker (birthdate: 03/25/65)

Following the enormous success of her breakout series “Sex and the City,” Jessica Parker starred in a string of romantic comedies. She stars in HBO’s new with comedy “Divorce.”

Diane Lane (birthdate: 01/22/65)

The Oscar nominee has been busy, voicing the mother in Pixar’s “Inside Out,” playing Cleo Trumbo in “Trumbo,” and Martha Kent in 2013’s “Man of Steel” and 2016’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Vivica A. Fox (birthdate: 07/30/64).

Since the ’80s, Fox has made a name for herself in both film and TV, including appearances in Fox’s “Empire” and reprising her role as Jasmine Dubrow in “Independence Day: Resurgence.”

‘The Comeback’ Actor Robert Michael Morris Dies at 77

Actor Robert Michael Morris, known for playing Mickey Deane in HBO’s “The Comeback,” died on Tuesday. He was 77. “Comeback” star Lisa Kudrow confirmed the news on Twitter, adding, “He left us with many wonderful gifts. Most importantly, an example of what a truly good soul looks like.” A cause of death has not yet… Read more »

Actor Robert Michael Morris, known for playing Mickey Deane in HBO’s “The Comeback,” died on Tuesday. He was 77. “Comeback” star Lisa Kudrow confirmed the news on Twitter, adding, “He left us with many wonderful gifts. Most importantly, an example of what a truly good soul looks like.” A cause of death has not yet... Read more »

Robert Michael Morris, Star of Lisa Kudrow’s ‘The Comeback,’ Dies at 77

Robert Michael Morris, the late-blooming TV actor best known for his supporting role on HBO’s “The Comeback,” died Tuesday. He was 77.

“Comeback” star Lisa Kudrow tweeted the news on Tuesday, along with her tribute to the actor as “an example of what a truly good soul looks like.”

Morris was a high school and college teacher who began his showbiz career in earnest when his former student Michael Patrick King created “The Comeback” and wrote a part for his old teacher: Mickey, the flamboyant hairdresser and buddy of Kudrow’s self-absorbed TV star Valerie Cherish.

We lost Robert Michael Morris today.He left us with many wonderful gifts, most importantly, an example of what a truly good soul looks like.

Lisa Kudrow (@LisaKudrow) May 30, 2017

Also Read: Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2017 (Photos)

“Robert Michael Morris was an inspiration to write for and to be around,” King said in a statement. “His creativity was only matched by the joy and gratefulness he felt for each day he got to live his life as an artist.”

The show debuted in 2005 and lasted only a season but developed a cult following that led to a brief second season in 2014.

In the interim, Morris made guest appearances on a host of other shows, including “Will & Grace,” “Arrested Development,” “Brothers & Sisters” and “How I Met Your Mother.”

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He also had a recurring role on the 2010-11 comedy “Running Wilde” as Will Arnett’s nanny.

His last credited appearance was in a November episode of the ABC sitcom “The Middle.”

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Robert Michael Morris, the late-blooming TV actor best known for his supporting role on HBO’s “The Comeback,” died Tuesday. He was 77.

“Comeback” star Lisa Kudrow tweeted the news on Tuesday, along with her tribute to the actor as “an example of what a truly good soul looks like.”

Morris was a high school and college teacher who began his showbiz career in earnest when his former student Michael Patrick King created “The Comeback” and wrote a part for his old teacher: Mickey, the flamboyant hairdresser and buddy of Kudrow’s self-absorbed TV star Valerie Cherish.

“Robert Michael Morris was an inspiration to write for and to be around,” King said in a statement. “His creativity was only matched by the joy and gratefulness he felt for each day he got to live his life as an artist.”

The show debuted in 2005 and lasted only a season but developed a cult following that led to a brief second season in 2014.

In the interim, Morris made guest appearances on a host of other shows, including “Will & Grace,” “Arrested Development,” “Brothers & Sisters” and “How I Met Your Mother.”

He also had a recurring role on the 2010-11 comedy “Running Wilde” as Will Arnett’s nanny.

His last credited appearance was in a November episode of the ABC sitcom “The Middle.”

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Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2017 (Photos)

'The Comeback' Returns to Soft Ratings; 'Newsroom' Drops for Final Season Premiere

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Lisa Kudrow Discusses the Unlikely Second Life of HBO's 'The Comeback' (Video)

James Corden Just Fired Fruit From a Cannon at Lisa Kudrow, Jessica Chastain, Victoria Beckham (Video)

James Corden’s “Flinch” game is not for the feint of heart — nor those afraid of tomatoes for some crazy reason, like Victoria Beckham apparently is.

On Wednesday, “The Late Late Show” host fired fruit at a very high rate at the Spice Girl, along with Jessica Chastain and Lisa Kudrow. “Martian” star Chastain was the bravest of the bunch behind the bullet-proof glass, though we’re grading on a pretty heavy curve here.

The “Friends” alum from the trio went last — she was legitimately freaked out. To be fair, she was staring down the barrel of a cannon with Corden’s face plastered on it.

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“This is my nightmare,” Kudrow said, trying to talk her way out of the task.

And that was BEFORE a CBS-funded lemon came flying at her face at roughly a million miles-per-hour. Watch the video above.

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James Corden’s “Flinch” game is not for the feint of heart — nor those afraid of tomatoes for some crazy reason, like Victoria Beckham apparently is.

On Wednesday, “The Late Late Show” host fired fruit at a very high rate at the Spice Girl, along with Jessica Chastain and Lisa Kudrow. “Martian” star Chastain was the bravest of the bunch behind the bullet-proof glass, though we’re grading on a pretty heavy curve here.

The “Friends” alum from the trio went last — she was legitimately freaked out. To be fair, she was staring down the barrel of a cannon with Corden’s face plastered on it.

“This is my nightmare,” Kudrow said, trying to talk her way out of the task.

And that was BEFORE a CBS-funded lemon came flying at her face at roughly a million miles-per-hour. Watch the video above.

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Party Report in Pictures: Lisa Kudrow, Demi Lovato, Matt Damon, James Corden (Gallery)

Lisa Kudrow, Mike Bayer, and Demi Lovato (the night’s honoree) took a minute to huddle up at the UCLA Semel Institute’s ‘Open Mind Gala’ at the Beverly Hilton.

While Matt Damon (and his Water.org co-founder Gary White) revealed a public art installation on World Water Day (Mar. 22) in New York tied to their partnership with Stella Artois and the “Buy A Lady a Drink” campaign.

Down in Mexico, the next generation of Victoria Secret supermodels (VS Pink’s Grace Elizabeth and Zuri Tibby) hosted a spring break pool party at the Mandala Beach Club in Cancun. (Not pictured: Flaming tequila shots.)

Back in Hollywood, Lily Tomlin, Baron Vaughn and Brooklyn Decker toasted to “Grace and Frankie’s” season 3 premiere at the Arclight on Wednesday night.

By Friday, Tomlin and Jane Fonda would bring some x-rated banter to the “Today” show ahead of the series’ new season. Breakout media star Van Jones led the way at the EMA Impact Summit at the Montage in Beverly Hills.

Jones is only a few days removed from a keynote at SXSW.With NASCAR in Southern California this weekend, champs Jeff Gordon, Danica Patrick, and Jimmie Johnson brought Mickey Mouse in to their pit crews.

The drivers each voice race car driver characters in the Disney Junior animated series “Mickey and the Roadster Racers.

“PaleyFest continues at the Dolby, with the bright shiny names of broadcast and beyond throwing a consumer version of the TCA’s.

On James Corden’s night, EP Rob Crabbe, Bradley Whitford (who moderated), and EP Ben Winston flank the guy who may arguably be CBS’ current biggest star on air.Brett Ratner made his headline grabbing comments about the scourge of review site Rotten Tomatoes at the Sun Valley Film Festival. Lost in that kerfuffle, the chunky festival featured Sam Elliot’s “The Hero”, “Custody” with Viola Davis, and the winner of this year’s Sundance U.S. Grand Jury Prize for docs, “Dina”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also Read: Director Brett Ratner Says Rotten Tomatoes Is the ‘Destruction of Our Business’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brett Ratner made his headline grabbing comments about the scourge of review site Rotten Tomatoes at the Sun Valley Film Festival. Lost in that kerfuffle, the chunky festival featured Sam Elliot’s “The Hero”, “Custody” with Viola Davis, and the winner of this year’s Sundance U.S. Grand Jury Prize for docs, “Dina”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also Read: Director Brett Ratner Says Rotten Tomatoes Is the ‘Destruction of Our Business’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From one musical guy to another…

T.I. sat in with The Roots during their Bud Light Jam Session in Austin, a highlight of the SXSW music scene. Rae Sremmurd, Method Man, Redman, and the underrated James Hersey all took Bud Light’s stage.In L.A., the marquee musical event before Coachella was Amp 97.1’s “AMPLIFY” concert at the Shrine.

Steve Aoki led the way with a mid-evening set. A few minutes after his “Thank You Los Angeles” graphics ended his set, he was on a jet to Vegas to play at Jewel Nightclub at Aria, but not before……he gave the crowd a cool down. EDM songstress Delaney Jane made a surprise appearance to perform with Grandtheft, who was taking selfie videos during the collaboration.

Jim Aasgier and Nizzle had the crowd chanting their group’s name – “Yellow Claw” repeatedly when they came on to close Amp’s show. The Amsterdam duo were a great get for the pop-focused radio station. (It’s Carson Daly’s radio home, where he holds down mornings.)

YC would be off next to Asia for dates in Malaysia, Singapore, and China. The Shrine has quietly become the go-to spot for full scale EDM shows in L.A. in the past 18 months with a VIP balcony, sponsor activations from Jeep and Budlight, and an array of photo booths. Deadmau5 follows in AMP’s footsteps, coming in for four nights after Coachella.

Over 750,000 people clicked over to see Ansel Elgort’s piano-playing cover of Ryan Gosling’s “City of Stars” from “La La Land” on Instagram this week.

Before that, he was cruising the music at the Fader Fort, popping in to a VitaminWater Zero “newsstand” to keep the vocal chords hydrated.

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Lisa Kudrow, Mike Bayer, and Demi Lovato (the night’s honoree) took a minute to huddle up at the UCLA Semel Institute’s ‘Open Mind Gala’ at the Beverly Hilton.

While Matt Damon (and his Water.org co-founder Gary White) revealed a public art installation on World Water Day (Mar. 22) in New York tied to their partnership with Stella Artois and the “Buy A Lady a Drink” campaign.

Down in Mexico, the next generation of Victoria Secret supermodels (VS Pink’s Grace Elizabeth and Zuri Tibby) hosted a spring break pool party at the Mandala Beach Club in Cancun. (Not pictured: Flaming tequila shots.)

Back in Hollywood, Lily Tomlin, Baron Vaughn and Brooklyn Decker toasted to “Grace and Frankie’s” season 3 premiere at the Arclight on Wednesday night.

By Friday, Tomlin and Jane Fonda would bring some x-rated banter to the “Today” show ahead of the series’ new season. Breakout media star Van Jones led the way at the EMA Impact Summit at the Montage in Beverly Hills.

Jones is only a few days removed from a keynote at SXSW.With NASCAR in Southern California this weekend, champs Jeff Gordon, Danica Patrick, and Jimmie Johnson brought Mickey Mouse in to their pit crews.

The drivers each voice race car driver characters in the Disney Junior animated series “Mickey and the Roadster Racers.

“PaleyFest continues at the Dolby, with the bright shiny names of broadcast and beyond throwing a consumer version of the TCA’s.

On James Corden’s night, EP Rob Crabbe, Bradley Whitford (who moderated), and EP Ben Winston flank the guy who may arguably be CBS’ current biggest star on air.Brett Ratner made his headline grabbing comments about the scourge of review site Rotten Tomatoes at the Sun Valley Film Festival. Lost in that kerfuffle, the chunky festival featured Sam Elliot’s “The Hero”, “Custody” with Viola Davis, and the winner of this year’s Sundance U.S. Grand Jury Prize for docs, “Dina”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brett Ratner made his headline grabbing comments about the scourge of review site Rotten Tomatoes at the Sun Valley Film Festival. Lost in that kerfuffle, the chunky festival featured Sam Elliot’s “The Hero”, “Custody” with Viola Davis, and the winner of this year’s Sundance U.S. Grand Jury Prize for docs, “Dina”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From one musical guy to another…

T.I. sat in with The Roots during their Bud Light Jam Session in Austin, a highlight of the SXSW music scene. Rae Sremmurd, Method Man, Redman, and the underrated James Hersey all took Bud Light’s stage.In L.A., the marquee musical event before Coachella was Amp 97.1’s “AMPLIFY” concert at the Shrine.

Steve Aoki led the way with a mid-evening set. A few minutes after his “Thank You Los Angeles” graphics ended his set, he was on a jet to Vegas to play at Jewel Nightclub at Aria, but not before……he gave the crowd a cool down. EDM songstress Delaney Jane made a surprise appearance to perform with Grandtheft, who was taking selfie videos during the collaboration.

Jim Aasgier and Nizzle had the crowd chanting their group’s name – “Yellow Claw” repeatedly when they came on to close Amp’s show. The Amsterdam duo were a great get for the pop-focused radio station. (It’s Carson Daly’s radio home, where he holds down mornings.)

YC would be off next to Asia for dates in Malaysia, Singapore, and China. The Shrine has quietly become the go-to spot for full scale EDM shows in L.A. in the past 18 months with a VIP balcony, sponsor activations from Jeep and Budlight, and an array of photo booths. Deadmau5 follows in AMP’s footsteps, coming in for four nights after Coachella.

Over 750,000 people clicked over to see Ansel Elgort’s piano-playing cover of Ryan Gosling’s “City of Stars” from “La La Land” on Instagram this week.

Before that, he was cruising the music at the Fader Fort, popping in to a VitaminWater Zero “newsstand” to keep the vocal chords hydrated.

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‘The Boss Baby’ Review: Wit and Charm Gets Sunk in Too Much Formula

Having to share your home and your parents’ affection with a squalling newborn is just like contending with a pint-sized corporate shark with the voice of Alec Baldwin. That’s the contention of “The Boss Baby,” anyway, an animated film that offers plenty in the way of laughs, humanity and fun retro design before checking off all the boxes that seem to be expected of almost every major-studio animated film.

It’s not hard to imagine execs at DreamWorks Animation insisting that the film include a MacGuffin (here, the secret formula is actual formula), a race against time, and a world-domination plot, even though it needs none of them. Not that this studio doesn’t know how to make this kind of movie; DreamWorks never gets the plaudits thrown at Pixar, but they’ve got a solid bench of all-ages entertainments, from hits like the “Kung Fu Panda” and “How to Train Your Dragon” series to the criminally underappreciated “Mr. Peabody and Sherman.”

With “The Boss Baby,” however, the requisite plot beats seem to work against the story that director Tom McGrath and screenwriter Michael McCullers (adapting the children’s book by Marla Frazee) are telling — and even though that story is the “business is bad, family time is good” fable that so many kid movies tell, at least it offers a twist: the person who has to learn to leave behind the rat race is an infant, not a parent.

See Video: ‘SNL’: Alec Baldwin’s Trump Fails To Inspire America To Fight Space Aliens

Last year’s “Storks” (another underappreciated animated comedy) did a better job of creating an alternate reality of where babies come from; much of “The Boss Baby” requires you to just go with it. This time around, babies sort of emerge on a heavenly assembly line; most of them go down a chute to be born to a family, but the ones who don’t laugh when tickled become employees at BabyCorp, which is what happens to Boss Baby (voiced by Baldwin).

He and the other BabyCorp workers remain perpetually infantilized thanks to a special formula they all drink. Boss Baby covets the big promotion and the corner office, and his path to getting those things involves infiltrating the home of Dad (Jimmy Kimmel) and Mom (Lisa Kudrow). (Mom is shown with a bump, but then Boss Baby arrives one day in a taxi. Just go with it.) Both parents work at PuppyCorp, which is apparently working on a puppy so cute that the animals will take all of the world’s love, and they must be stopped. (And where those puppies come from isn’t explained any better than where the babies come from.)

See Video: Alec Baldwin: President Trump ‘Looks Incredibly Constipated’

Boss Baby’s arrival is most decidedly unwelcome to seven-year-old Tim (Miles Bakshi, grandson of animation legend Ralph). Like the protagonist of the 1970s hit single “Lonely Boy,” Tim is quite happy to be the center of a nuclear family where his doting, loving parents read him stories and sing him “Blackbird” every night at bedtime. Tim sees this interloper as nothing but bad news — Boss Baby constantly wears a suit and tie, which none of the adults seem to find all that unusual — and Tim tries to expose him as a fake. Mom and Dad, naturally, write this off as sibling rivalry.

But then “The Boss Baby” has to throw in the evil schemes of Mom and Dad’s boss, one Francis E. Francis (Steve Buscemi), and Tim and Boss Baby’s begrudging teamwork to save the day, and a rocket countdown that must be stopped, and some none-too-subtle messages about the importance of family and imagination, and the movie winds up feeling like an amalgam of too many other cartoons you’ve seen in the last decade.

That’s a pity because, at its best, “The Boss Baby” has a sly wit (the trailers give away the one and only “Glengarry Glen Ross” reference) and a fun visual style; narrator Tobey Maguire is telling the story as a flashback, and while the filmmakers don’t overdo the 1970s setting, they include plenty of great analog objects like tape recorders, Instamatic cameras and Rock-Em-Sock-Em Robots.

Also Read: Alec Baldwin to Co-Write Political Parody Book Mocking Trump

The voice cast seems game, but only Baldwin, in full Jack Donaghy mode, gets the best lines and the biggest laughs. (“Babies are like hot dogs: if people knew where they really came from, they’d never want one.”) He and Bakshi do have a nice bristly rapport that becomes mutually affectionate, and Bakshi never allows Tim to get too whiny, even when the character is absorbed in self-pity.

There’s a sweet montage toward the end in which Tim and Boss Baby come to realize how much they got out of being brothers; it genuinely touches upon emotion while also demonstrating how often “The Boss Baby” runs in the opposite direction of real feeling in favor of bombast. There’s so much to like in this movie, but its best qualities are ultimately subsumed in formula. And not the nutritious kind.

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Having to share your home and your parents’ affection with a squalling newborn is just like contending with a pint-sized corporate shark with the voice of Alec Baldwin. That’s the contention of “The Boss Baby,” anyway, an animated film that offers plenty in the way of laughs, humanity and fun retro design before checking off all the boxes that seem to be expected of almost every major-studio animated film.

It’s not hard to imagine execs at DreamWorks Animation insisting that the film include a MacGuffin (here, the secret formula is actual formula), a race against time, and a world-domination plot, even though it needs none of them. Not that this studio doesn’t know how to make this kind of movie; DreamWorks never gets the plaudits thrown at Pixar, but they’ve got a solid bench of all-ages entertainments, from hits like the “Kung Fu Panda” and “How to Train Your Dragon” series to the criminally underappreciated “Mr. Peabody and Sherman.”

With “The Boss Baby,” however, the requisite plot beats seem to work against the story that director Tom McGrath and screenwriter Michael McCullers (adapting the children’s book by Marla Frazee) are telling — and even though that story is the “business is bad, family time is good” fable that so many kid movies tell, at least it offers a twist: the person who has to learn to leave behind the rat race is an infant, not a parent.

Last year’s “Storks” (another underappreciated animated comedy) did a better job of creating an alternate reality of where babies come from; much of “The Boss Baby” requires you to just go with it. This time around, babies sort of emerge on a heavenly assembly line; most of them go down a chute to be born to a family, but the ones who don’t laugh when tickled become employees at BabyCorp, which is what happens to Boss Baby (voiced by Baldwin).

He and the other BabyCorp workers remain perpetually infantilized thanks to a special formula they all drink. Boss Baby covets the big promotion and the corner office, and his path to getting those things involves infiltrating the home of Dad (Jimmy Kimmel) and Mom (Lisa Kudrow). (Mom is shown with a bump, but then Boss Baby arrives one day in a taxi. Just go with it.) Both parents work at PuppyCorp, which is apparently working on a puppy so cute that the animals will take all of the world’s love, and they must be stopped. (And where those puppies come from isn’t explained any better than where the babies come from.)

Boss Baby’s arrival is most decidedly unwelcome to seven-year-old Tim (Miles Bakshi, grandson of animation legend Ralph). Like the protagonist of the 1970s hit single “Lonely Boy,” Tim is quite happy to be the center of a nuclear family where his doting, loving parents read him stories and sing him “Blackbird” every night at bedtime. Tim sees this interloper as nothing but bad news — Boss Baby constantly wears a suit and tie, which none of the adults seem to find all that unusual — and Tim tries to expose him as a fake. Mom and Dad, naturally, write this off as sibling rivalry.

But then “The Boss Baby” has to throw in the evil schemes of Mom and Dad’s boss, one Francis E. Francis (Steve Buscemi), and Tim and Boss Baby’s begrudging teamwork to save the day, and a rocket countdown that must be stopped, and some none-too-subtle messages about the importance of family and imagination, and the movie winds up feeling like an amalgam of too many other cartoons you’ve seen in the last decade.

That’s a pity because, at its best, “The Boss Baby” has a sly wit (the trailers give away the one and only “Glengarry Glen Ross” reference) and a fun visual style; narrator Tobey Maguire is telling the story as a flashback, and while the filmmakers don’t overdo the 1970s setting, they include plenty of great analog objects like tape recorders, Instamatic cameras and Rock-Em-Sock-Em Robots.

The voice cast seems game, but only Baldwin, in full Jack Donaghy mode, gets the best lines and the biggest laughs. (“Babies are like hot dogs: if people knew where they really came from, they’d never want one.”) He and Bakshi do have a nice bristly rapport that becomes mutually affectionate, and Bakshi never allows Tim to get too whiny, even when the character is absorbed in self-pity.

There’s a sweet montage toward the end in which Tim and Boss Baby come to realize how much they got out of being brothers; it genuinely touches upon emotion while also demonstrating how often “The Boss Baby” runs in the opposite direction of real feeling in favor of bombast. There’s so much to like in this movie, but its best qualities are ultimately subsumed in formula. And not the nutritious kind.

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Anna Kendrick & Lisa Kudrow Seated At ‘Table 19′; Bart Freundlich’s Journey With ‘Wolves’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

Following a dizzying climax of Awards Season, the post-Oscar releases are going full throttle at the Specialty box office. Fox Searchlight will have the biggest limited release of the weekend with Jeffrey Blitz’s comedy Table 19 starring Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, June Squibb and Lisa Kudrow. The feature is actually ‘mostly’ wide, heading to more than 800 locations Friday.
Bart Freundlich returns to the big screen with a story that has been in the works for three…

Following a dizzying climax of Awards Season, the post-Oscar releases are going full throttle at the Specialty box office. Fox Searchlight will have the biggest limited release of the weekend with Jeffrey Blitz's comedy Table 19 starring Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, June Squibb and Lisa Kudrow. The feature is actually 'mostly' wide, heading to more than 800 locations Friday. Bart Freundlich returns to the big screen with a story that has been in the works for three…

Lisa Kudrow Says ‘Friends’ Guest Star Told Her She’s ‘F—able’ With Makeup On

“Friends” saw plenty of guest stars like Brad Pitt, Charlie Sheen and Sean Penn — but not all of them always behaved well on set.

Lisa Kudrow was on “Watch What Happens Live” on Wednesday to promote the romantic comedy “Table 19” and the TLC series “Who Do You Think You Are?” when she dished to host Andy Cohen about the worst behavior by a guest star on the series.

“The worst behavior just off the top of my head? I rehearsed without makeup most of the week and then on show night I’m in hair and makeup and I was told, ‘Oh wow, now you’re’–can I say it? ‘Now you’re f–kable,” Kudrow told Cohen and fellow guest Jennifer Beals. “That’s bad behavior, I say.”

See Video: Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox Reunite for ‘Friends’ Trivia Match

“Did you retaliate?” Beals asked.

“I told Matt LeBlanc,” Kudrow laughed. “He’s like a big brother.”

Cohen tried to grill Kudrow on which guest star it might’ve been but the actress would not budge — however, she slyly confirmed it was not Sheen.

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Kudrow recently appeared on the “Today” show and told the hosts that unfortunately, there will be no “Friends” revival like the “Will & Grace” reunion that’s happening on NBC.

“I don’t see it happening. It would be fun, but what would it be about? Think about it.” Kudrow added. “The thing we liked best about the show was that they were 20-somethings and they were their own family. Now, they all have families, so what are we going to watch?”

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“Friends” saw plenty of guest stars like Brad Pitt, Charlie Sheen and Sean Penn — but not all of them always behaved well on set.

Lisa Kudrow was on “Watch What Happens Live” on Wednesday to promote the romantic comedy “Table 19” and the TLC series “Who Do You Think You Are?” when she dished to host Andy Cohen about the worst behavior by a guest star on the series.

“The worst behavior just off the top of my head? I rehearsed without makeup most of the week and then on show night I’m in hair and makeup and I was told, ‘Oh wow, now you’re’–can I say it? ‘Now you’re f–kable,” Kudrow told Cohen and fellow guest Jennifer Beals. “That’s bad behavior, I say.”

“Did you retaliate?” Beals asked.

“I told Matt LeBlanc,” Kudrow laughed. “He’s like a big brother.”

Cohen tried to grill Kudrow on which guest star it might’ve been but the actress would not budge — however, she slyly confirmed it was not Sheen.

Kudrow recently appeared on the “Today” show and told the hosts that unfortunately, there will be no “Friends” revival like the “Will & Grace” reunion that’s happening on NBC.

“I don’t see it happening. It would be fun, but what would it be about? Think about it.” Kudrow added. “The thing we liked best about the show was that they were 20-somethings and they were their own family. Now, they all have families, so what are we going to watch?”

Watch her interview below.

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