Seth Rogen helped Judd Apatow rewrite Bad Boys II

Seth Rogen has revealed he helped Judd Apatow rewrite Michael Bay’s action sequel Bad Boys II.The epic follow-up to 1995’s Bad Boys, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, has become a cult classic since its release in 2003, thanks to its enormous se…

Seth Rogen has revealed he helped Judd Apatow rewrite Michael Bay’s action sequel Bad Boys II.

The epic follow-up to 1995’s Bad Boys, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, has become a cult classic since its release in 2003, thanks to its enormous set-pieces, a fast-paced storyline, and plenty of comedy gags.

On Tuesday, days before the release of Bad Boys For Life, film writer Eric Vespe debated the pros and cons of the hit sequel with his followers, which prompted Rogen to join in and make his surprising confession.

“I helped rewrite bad boys 2,” he replied, leading to scores of Twitter users demanding more information from the Long Shot star.

Rogen went on to explain in a follow-up tweet that he and longtime writing partner Evan Goldberg were hired by director and friend Apatow to help him out with the script.

“Judd was rewriting it and me and Evan were broke so he gave us a bit of money to help,” he added. “I don’t remember much but we all definitely wrote the joke where they don’t know the words to the song, and where Martin shoots the machine gun in the car by accident. And probably many more…”

The script for Bad Boys II was originally written by Ron Shelton, who penned other classics such as White Men Can’t Jump, along with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation writer Jerry Stahl. Apatow was not officially credited for his work.

Apatow first began working with Rogen and Goldberg on the short-lived 2001 Fox sitcom Undeclared, in which the Knocked Up star appeared in alongside Jay Baruchel and Charlie Hunnam.

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Judd Apatow and Aaron Paul blast Netflix’s speed-up feature

Judd Apatow and Aaron Paul have blasted Netflix executives for trialling a new feature which will allow users to watch content at different speeds. Reporters at Android Police recently revealed that a small group of Android smartphone users had discov…

Judd Apatow and Aaron Paul have blasted Netflix executives for trialling a new feature which will allow users to watch content at different speeds.

Reporters at Android Police recently revealed that a small group of Android smartphone users had discovered a new feature on their Netflix app which allowed them to speed up or slow down playback on downloaded content, similar to a feature available for those listening to podcasts and audiobooks.

The news was quickly met with backlash from filmmakers who blasted Netflix bosses for attempting to present content at a different pace from what the creators had intended.

“No @Netflix no. Don’t make me have to call every director and show creator on Earth to fight you on this,” Knocked Up filmmaker Apatow, who co-created Netflix series Love, tweeted. “Save me the time. I will win but it will take a ton of time. Don’t f**k with our timing. We give you nice things. Leave them as they were intended to be seen.”

He later responded to users, calling the idea “ridiculous and insulting” and saying that Netflix should only be allowed to present the feature if they have the approval from the creator, as doing it without permission is “a breaking of trust”.

While Paul, who is currently starring in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie on the streaming service, tweeted that hoped the company executives wouldn’t be going ahead with the feature.

“There is NO WAY @netflix will move forward with this. That would mean they are completely taking control of everyone else’s art and destroying it. Netflix is far better than that. Am I right Netflix?” he wrote.

Brad Bird, the man behind The Incredibles, called it a “spectacularly bad idea” and asked, “Why support & finance filmmakers’ visions on one hand and then work to destroy the presentation of those films on the other???”

Ant-Man director Peyton Reed simply stated, “This is a terrible idea, and I and every director I know will fight against it”, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse co-director Peter Ramsey tweeted, “Does everything have to be designed for the laziest and most tasteless?… Convenience is killing us.”

A Netflix spokesperson subsequently issued a statement insisting that “it may not become a permanent feature on Netflix”.

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Billy Eichner set to write and star in gay romcom

Billy Eichner is putting a new spin on the romcom with a gay love story, which he will write and star in.The three-time Emmy nominee, who is well known to U.S. audiences as the creator and star of Funny Or Die’s Billy on the Street, is teaming up with …

Billy Eichner is putting a new spin on the romcom with a gay love story, which he will write and star in.

The three-time Emmy nominee, who is well known to U.S. audiences as the creator and star of Funny Or Die’s Billy on the Street, is teaming up with super-producer Judd Apatow’s Apatow Productions and director Nicholas Stoller, who helmed the two Bad Neighbors films, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and its follow up Get Him to the Greek, on the film.

“Excited, terrified, completely in shock and PROUD as hell to announce this movie. We’re making a big, new romantic comedy for Universal!!!! AHHHHHHH!!!” Billy tweeted alongside Deadline’s casting story.

The news prompted an outpouring of love from Billy’s millions of followers, including famous fans like Chrissy Teigen, Julianne Moore, and Ben Platt.

“Getting emotional reading all your messages about this, especially from my LGBTQ friends. I will do my best not to let you down!!!” the openly gay star later tweeted. “Well I hate when people say “my heart is full” but my heart is f**king full. Don’t worry, it won’t last.”

According to editors at Deadline, the story will centre around two men who have commitment problems and are attempting a relationship. Billy will also co-produce the feature.

The comedian has been making his mark on the big screen in recent years with films like Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, where he worked with director Nicholas, and The Angry Birds Movie. He’s also in the highly anticipated The Lion King live-action remake, where he voices Timon.

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Pete Davidson teaming with Judd Apatow on semi-autobiographical comedy

Pete Davidson is working with Judd Apatow on a semi-autobiographical comedy film.The American star, who does stand-up comedy and is a cast member on Saturday Night Live, rose to global fame following his brief engagement to popstar Ariana Grande in mid…

Pete Davidson is working with Judd Apatow on a semi-autobiographical comedy film.

The American star, who does stand-up comedy and is a cast member on Saturday Night Live, rose to global fame following his brief engagement to popstar Ariana Grande in mid-2018.

Now, according to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, Davidson is partnering with Apatow on a new movie project, which is currently untitled. It is anticipated that the film will mirror aspects of the 25-year-old’s own life, including how he spent his childhood in Staten Island, New York and the impact of the tragic death of his father, New York City firefighter father Scott Davidson, during the September 11 terror attacks in 2001. When he joined Saturday Night Live in September 2014 at the age of 20, Davidson also became one of the show’s youngest cast members ever and the first to be born in the 1990s.

Neither Davidson nor Apatow have commented on the film, which is set to be overseen by studio executives at Universal. However, the movie will mark Apatow’s first directing project since he made 2015 romantic comedy Trainwreck with Amy Schumer. Production is due to begin in May or June (19).

Barry Mendel, who teamed with Apatow on films such as Funny People and The Big Sick, and was also a producer on hit comedies such as Bridesmaids and This Is 40, will serve as a producer.

In addition to his Saturday Night Live gig, Davidson has a number of films on the go, including a part in Taraji P. Henson’s What Men Want, and a lead role in Big Time Adolescence alongside Jon Cryer and Machine Gun Kelly.

He recently wrapped on John Turturro’s Going Places, a spin-off of The Big Lebowski centred on notable bowler Jesus Quintana.

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Emma Stone’s colourist reveals her red hair secrets

Emma Stone looks so good as a redhead as it appears totally natural, says her hair colourist.Emma has been working with colour guru Tracey Cunningham since she starred in 2007 comedy smash Superbad, which is when she initially switched her blonde tress…

Emma Stone looks so good as a redhead as it appears totally natural, says her hair colourist.

Emma has been working with colour guru Tracey Cunningham since she starred in 2007 comedy smash Superbad, which is when she initially switched her blonde tresses for a red hue on the orders of producer Judd Apatow.

She’s kept with the fiery tones ever since, with Tracey explaining to Refinery29 why it works so well for the 30-year-old.

“I always tell people that one of the biggest reasons why Emma’s hair looks so incredible red is because she looks like a redhead,” she smiled. “Despite the fact that her natural colour is blonde, the red suits her so well. It’s a unique case, because almost everyone in Emma’s family has red hair except her. Her mom is a beautiful natural redhead, and it’s actually on both sides of her family.

“I think there’s something about those genetics that make the red shade look so gorgeous with her skin tone and her eyes – it’s just a look that she can pull off exquisitely.”

Although they’ve worked together for more than a decade, Tracey admits she’s not adventurous when it comes to trying new products, and has always only ever used Redken Shade EQ gloss, which the hair pro says is a stain rather than a dye.

“Because it’s acid-based, it lays so nicely on the hair, giving it that shine,” she explained. “And the great thing about Emma’s hair is that her natural colour blends really well with the red stain that we give her, so the grow-out isn’t too severe or obvious.”

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Leslie Mann wows in red dress at Blockers premiere

Leslie Mann stole the spotlight at the Blockers premiere on Tuesday night (03Apr18).The actress stars in director Kay Cannon’s new comedy about three parents who try to stop their daughters from having sex on prom night. Stepping out for the debut scre…

Leslie Mann stole the spotlight at the Blockers premiere on Tuesday night (03Apr18).

The actress stars in director Kay Cannon’s new comedy about three parents who try to stop their daughters from having sex on prom night.

Stepping out for the debut screening held at the Regency Village Theatre in California, Leslie turned heads in a strapless red dress featuring delicate embroidery from Zac Posen. She complemented her look with dark red velvet sandals and chose to have her blonde hair styled into loose waves.

Leslie was joined on the red carpet by her husband Judd Apatow and their two daughters, Maude, 20, and 15-year-old Iris. Her co-star John Cena also got suited and booted for the event, wearing a white shirt, gold tie and blue jacket, while his wrestler fiancee Nikki Bella opted for a silver minidress with thigh-high grey suede boots.

Ike Barinholtz stepped up his style by donning a blue suit, white shirt and black tie, Ramona Young sported a gorgeous emerald green gown with plunging neckline and Sarayu Blue chose a patterned black gown with bird motifs for the night.

The film’s young cast also attended the premiere, including Geraldine Viswanathan, who wore an ice-blue sequin gown, and Gideon Adlon, who was outfitted in a black dress with crystal embellishment.

Colton Dunn rocked a black outfit and pale blue blazer, and actor Miles Robbins, the son of Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, looked cool in a navy suit matched with a polka dot shirt.

Other celebrities who showed their support for the flick included Seth Rogen, Alyson Stoner and Ali Larter, who dazzled in a bohemian-inspired white dress that was belted at the waist.

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