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Monday, December 14, 2009

Phillip Litt

Name: Phillip Litt
Occupation: Director of Girls With Low Self-Esteem
Psychiatric Afflictions: Never-nude
Seminars Attended:
Chafing (by Dr. Schoenweiss)
Portrayed by: Zack Braff
Phillip Litt Quotes:
  • "You're getting all of this, right?"
  • "Ladies, here's the deal. We have hats, you have breasts. You show your breasts, you get a hat."
  • "Cut, cut, cut. We've got a surfboard in the shot."
  • "Will you just get over it. It’s nudity. Just because you’re ashamed of your body, doesn’t mean everyone should be."

Saturday, December 12, 2009

'Arrested Development' Movie Still In The Outline Stage, Michael Cera Says

Bad news, "Arrested Development" fans. A couple months back, The Hollywood Reporter gave us what seemed like a glimmer of hope for the much-anticipated Arrested Development movie. They reported that series mastermind and soon-to-be movie director (we hope) Mitch Hurwitz and co-executive producer James Vallely were working on the screenplay.

"Working on" doesn't necessarily equate to "writing," unfortunately. We met up with Michael Cera, George-Michael Bluth himself, while he was promoting his new film "Youth in Revolt," and of course we couldn't resist begging for any news on the film.

"I don't have any updates, no," Cera told us. "They haven't written it yet. They're working on outlining it right now."

So at least some sort of progress is being made. No new uses of "I've made a huge mistake" have been put on paper, but progress, any progress at all, is a good thing. Cera said the film is on the backburner while Hurwitz is working on a new project, but echoed the hopeful statements made by Jason Bateman earlier this year, that the project could be underway soon.

"I think hopefully it will happen next year," he said.

Cera was reportedly the odd man out when it came to "Arrested Development" stars signing onto the film, so we asked him if he kept in touch with his fellow costars outside of work.

"I mean, you know, I try to see them whenever I can, but everyone's doing their own thing," he admitted.

He did say that he spent Halloween with Alia Shawkat and "Juno" costar Ellen Page (both of whom starred in Drew Barrymore's "Whip It!" together). What did he go as?

"I went as a sexy rapist," Cera replied without blinking. At least he's still got his dry sense of humor.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Is Will Arnett Holding up the Arrested Development Movie with his Illusions?

Production on the Arrested Development movie is living up to the movie's name a little too well, and even though Michael Cera was long thought to be the reason, now it appears that Will "GOB" Arnett is the one causing the delay. Although AD creator Mitch Hurwitz was supposed to be working on the film's script this summer, Arnett told the New York Daily News that he and Hurwitz have been a little distracted.

"The Arrested Development movie is definitely going to happen," Arnett said on Saturday. "But Mitch and I have been working on the new show, so unfortunately for the movie, we have been focusing on that for the last couple of months."

The new show, Arnett said, is about a rich and powerful man who realizes he doesn't actually have much to contribute to the world.

"And no, I'm not drawing on my personal life for this one," he quipped.

Still, Arnett assured the Daily News, there is some progress on the Arrested Development movie.
"We're definitely not starting from page one," he said. "There are scripts in order."
You'd better not be lying to us, Will Arnett, because you would be making a huge mistake.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rita Leeds

Name: Rita Leeds
Occupation: Landowner, Student, Head of Drama Development
Daughter of: Unnamed cousins
Enrolled at: Slowbrook
Residence: Wee Britain
Fashion Sense: Inside-Out Clothing
Longest She's Held Her Breathe: 20 seconds
Mental Afflictions: MR. F: Mentally Retarded Female (a.k.a. Wee Brain)
Real Estate Ideas: Bluthton
Movie Ideas: The Ocean Walker
Portrayed by: Charlize Theron
Rita Leeds Quotes:
  • "I want to have grown up fun. Spoon and figgy pudding. Rabbitown dum druggary’s hollow. And I want to have pop-pop."
  • "You're a complete and utter pussy."
  • "Rita corny, Michael."

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My Kind of Protester

Report Casts Doubt on Arrested Development Movie


In Januuary, Will Arnett said: "For once and for all, the Arrested Development movie is happening!"

But is it, really?

Considering the amount of time that has passed since the Fox sitcom was on the air, as well as the other projects creator Mitch Hurwitz is developing, an insider told Zap2It that he doubts the project will ever get off the ground.

"I don't think Mitch is gonna do it," the source said. "It seems like he's moving off the idea. So much time has passed."

Original Link

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Comic-Con 2009: Jason Bateman Talks Arrested Development Movie

Normally at these Comic-Con panels, the stars don’t generally go into great detail about other future projects. It seems like that is left for the actual press conferences, as opposed to panels. However, that is not the case with Jason Bateman. During the Extract panel, he discussed the progress of the Arrested Development movie.

Bateman stated:

“I am more excited than all of you to see that thing happen. I don’t have any
breaking news to share with you today. It’s not dead, there’s no reason to think
its dead, it’s still going ahead. I wouldn’t be surprised if [Neal Moritz]
called me today and said he had the first 50 pages done or the whole thing is
done. I spoke to Ron Howard and Brian Grazer the other day and they are looking
forward to doing it. Hopefully it could start filming as early as the next six
months or as late as the next 18. "

I was really excited to hear a more detailed discussion of a possible Arrested Development movie. I loved the show and everyone involved. They need to hurry up and make it already! It has been years since we have seen any material by them.

See the original site here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Maggie Lizer

Name: Maggie Lizer
Occupation: Orange County Prosecuting Attorney
Fraudulent Physical Impairments: Blindness (irreversible case of ocular retinoblastoma), Pregnancy
Reason for Fake Blindness: Pass the LSATs, discount on pizzas
Portrayed by: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Maggie Lizer Quotes:
  • "I'm blind!"
  • " Well, I can’t see anybody ever."
  • "For the pizza guy. I give him a five, I tell him to keep the change."
  • "Well, it’s like the Ten Commandments say, you know? “Be true to thine own self, and to thine own self...”
  • " I’m Maggie Lizer. As in 'Maggie lies her ass off.' One person laughed at that once, and I don’t know why I keep trying it."

Gene Parmesan

Name: Gene Parmesan
Occupation: Private Investigator
Disguises: Fireman, just some idiot with balloons, custodian
Yellow Pages Slogan: "Anywhere, anytime, but you'll never know! -Original disguises by Mr. Parmesan."
Phone Number: 555-0113
"Isn't he the best?": Gene is far from the best.
Portrayed by: Martin Mull
Gene Parmesan Quotes:
  • "But I did hear that he's bleeding internally."
  • "I'm not even going to count it."
  • "I counted...come on!"

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Chareth Richter Hits Home Run

...or was it Donnie Richter?

Andy Richter hit a home run in the celebrity/Hall of Fame softball game for the MLB All-Star ceremonies.