James Franco will play Rob Riggle in a Super Bowl ad

01.29.14 4 years ago

James Franco will play Rob Riggle in a Super Bowl ad
Riggle will play himself for the first 30 seconds of a Ford commercial, and Franco will play Riggle for the next 90 seconds.

Cheryl Hines gets a Hollywood Walk of Fame star
The “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Suburgatory” vet was honored this afternoon with her own star. PLUS: Hines is “Suburgatory’s” raunchy role model.

Mark Wahlberg has never been in a G-rated movie, so why is he hosting the Kids’ Choice Awards?
In fact, Wahlberg has only appeared in one PG-rated movie, which makes the 42-year-old actor a very odd pick for the Kids’ Choice Awards.

Amazon eyeing Whit Stillman’s “Cosmopolitan” and Shaun Cassidy’s “Hysteria”
“Metropolitan” director Stillman is working on a show about young expats in Paris, while Cassidy’s drama focuses on an technology-causing epidemic among high school girls.

Why won’t HBO’s “Looking” show an erect penis?
“This is inexcusable,” says Justin Moyer, pointing out that an erect penis is “the essence of (gay) male sexuality.”

CBS orders Tom Papa comedy pilot from producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

The former “Marriage Ref” host will star in the family comedy “More Time With Family,” about a dad who spends more time with his family.

Watch the trailer for Seth MacFarlane’s “Cosmos”
“Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey” debuts on Fox on March 9.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” gets a pep talk from Fred Armisen and Joe Theismann

A pep talk before the Super Bowl episode.

Sasheer Zamata “just freaked out” when she heard her name on “SNL” for the 1st time
“I was like jumping up screaming and crying,” she says of hearing Don Pardo announce her name during the dress rehearsal.

“American Horror Story: Coven” ends one mess of a season
“Coven” wasn’t messy in a good way, yet expect the season to end on a high note. PLUS: 5 things we learned from “Coven,” and “”American Horror Story” production designer was rejected by “Game of Thrones.”

Why can’t HBO find a broad comedy hit?

“Veep” and “Girls” do okay for the pay cable network, but they don’t have the appeal of “Sex and the City” and “Entourage.”

What The Queen can learn from “Downton Abbey”

Queen Elizabeth II has had to tighten her belt, much like the Crawleys.

Norwegians remake Barney’s “HIMYM” suits song

Check out this “Nothing suits me like a suit” parody.

Here’s Adam Brody on “New Girl”
In tribute to “The O.C.,” Brody plays a hipster named Berkeley on next Tuesday’s episode.

“The Real World’s” Coral Smith becomes a mom

Coral revealed this week she gave birth to a girl in June.

PBS tonight tell the story of Stephen Hawking

“Hawking” is unusual in that it delves into Hawking’s personal life.

BBC America dramatizes the life of James Bond creator Ian Fleming
Dominic Cooper stars in “Fleming,” a four-part miniseries that makes the writer “seem pretty damn swashbuckling.”

“Full House” guys hit up Reddit

John Stamos, Dave Coulier and Bob Saget today answered burning questions about Uncle Jesse’s mullet as part of their Super Bowl ad tour.

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