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  • Kevin Feige assures us there will never be a Marvel-'Star Wars' crossover movie

    Could Marvel and "Star Wars" someday cross streams in a movie? It’s natural to wonder, given that with Marvel and Lucasfilm both under the Disney umbrella, the trucks, so to speak, are parked in the same garage.

  • Kristy Swanson says if President Trump is removed from 'Home Alone 2,' she also wants to be cut from John Hughes films

    The conservative actress had minor parts in "Pretty in Pink" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

  • Patton Oswalt reacts to life sentence for Golden State Killer, whom his late wife wrote about: 'Go forward in peace'

    The comedian sent a message to his late wife, Michelle McNamara, who wrote about the Golden State Killer in "I'll Be Gone in the Dark."

  • Will you be able to watch a new season of your favorite show in quarantine? Here's what actors, directors and showrunners say about the future of TV

    From production bubbles to Zoom calls and animation, here's how a new season of your favorite TV show may get filmed.

  • Patton Oswalt reflects on 'I'll Be Gone in the Dark' and Michelle McNamara's accidental overdose: 'There were signs that I didn't know to look for'

    McNamara died suddenly in 2016 and her husband frankly addresses the circumstances of her passing in the series, acknowledging that she developed an opioid addiction that she kept hidden from her family.

  • Lil Nas X, Seth Rogen and Other Celebs Hit Back at Tucker Carlson for Disparaging Their Donations

    Celebrities hit back at Fox News’ Tucker Carlson en masse Friday after he dedicated a segment of his primetime show to criticizing them for donations they made to bail out those arrested during the protests and to charities to fight racial injustice.During Friday’s show, Carlson read a list of celebrity names, as footage of violent protesting, fires and looting ran behind him. The combination suggested that celebrities were “funding this chaos” by donating to Black Lives Matter and other groups that pay to get “violent rioters out of jail.”“Big companies — cynical, soulless, craven corporations like Pepsi, Intel and AirBnB — are funding this chaos. They’re giving money to Black Lives Matter which is pushing to defund the police. But it isn’t just major corporations that are fueling all of this. Celebrities are, too, by paying to get violent rioters out of jail,” Carlson said.Tucker Carlson thinks he’s outing celebrities— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 6, 2020Also Read: Fox News Apologizes for Graph on Market Reactions to Civil Unrest: 'Never Should Have Aired'Among those Carlson named was Rapper Lil Nas X.“Rapper Lil Nas X urged his 4.7 million Twitter followers to donate to bail groups in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and elsewhere,” Carlson said. “Imagine if he had used those followers instead to help small businesses destroyed by the riots he helped incite.”The rapper reposted to Carlson, tweeting, “this man just lied and told millions of people on national television that i was inciting riots. you can’t make this up.”this man just lied and told millions of people on national television that i was inciting riots. you can’t make this up.— nope (@LilNasX) June 6, 2020Seth Rogen took the critique in stride, writing, “I think when white supremacists are bothered by your actions, that’s probably a good thing.” He responded to Lil Nas X, too, saying, “F— this pasty a–hole.”I think when white supremacists are bothered by your actions, that’s probably a good thing.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 6, 2020Also Read: Michael Jordan Pledges $100 Million to Fight Racial InjusticeHalsey, also on Carlson’s list, replied to both of them:Ahh my fellow “Domestic terrorists”. Fuck Fox News.— h (@halsey) June 6, 2020Patton Oswalt shared a screenshot of an email from his mom calling him a “good boy.”“Got this e-mail from my mom when she heard about Tucker Carlson doing his celebrity roll-call bulls— on his show. I love her,” he captioned it.Rob Delaney joked about collaborating with Cynthia Nixon on a radical new show, as her picture appeared on screen at the same time as his while Carlson read the list of celebrities who have offered support.Tucker Carlson not enthused about my new collab with @CynthiaNixon, Antifa Virgin Dad: (I’d Like to Have) Sex in the City.— rob delaney (@robdelaney) June 6, 2020Read original story Lil Nas X, Seth Rogen and Other Celebs Hit Back at Tucker Carlson for Disparaging Their Donations At TheWrap

  • Patton Oswalt Sounds Off on Trump Jokes, ‘Evil’ Fox News, and ‘Star Wars’ Haters

    “I would kill to go sit in a Denny’s right now,” Patton Oswalt tells me on this week’s episode of The Last Laugh podcast. The comedian ends his latest stand-up special I Love Everything with a long, masterful bit about just how depressing that particular diner chain can be. But after two months in quarantine, he would welcome it with open arms. Normally, Oswalt would be performing stand-up at clubs in Los Angeles and touring theaters around the country. “I’m missing it so terribly,” he says. “I wish that my process was sitting at a table and writing jokes, but that’s not how it works for me. Some comedians can sit and write, some can’t. I’m one of those that has to be up on a stage, so it’s been a little rough.” I Love Everything, which is streaming on Netflix starting today, is Oswalt’s first special since 2017’s Annihilation. In that hour, he spoke frankly—and at times hilariously—about the experience of losing his wife, the crime writer Michelle McNamara, to an accidental drug overdose.In the four years since, Oswalt, who recently turned 50, got remarried and rediscovered joy. That’s what the title of his new special is meant to convey. Eugene Mirman on Losing His Wife Right Before Coronavirus: ‘It’s So Strange Going Through This Without Her’“I think it reflects just that kind of resurging of the life force after being in so much darkness and then being back in the light,” he says. “You know, like a man who was dying of thirst and gets a sip of water and it’s the most luxurious, delicious water he’s ever had. So that’s kind of how life felt to me after coming out of all that.” After tackling grief through comedy, the new special is full of both silly meditations on trivial topics like breakfast cereal and deft takes on Trumpism and the MeToo movement. “I would like it to be a good time to release a stand-up special because everyone’s in a good mood and I can add to the happiness,” Oswalt says. “But it’s a good time to release a stand-up special for very bad reasons. Everyone is stressed out and stuck in their homes. I wish that wasn’t why it was a good reason, but, you know, there you go.”Highlights from our conversation are below and you can listen to the whole thing right now by subscribing to The Last Laugh on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Why Fox News pushing to reopen the country is the ‘height of evil’ “It’s very, very frustrating when you see people’s economic and job frustration being weaponized to benefit the rich. Obviously you sympathize with people that are out there going, you know, reopen businesses and stuff because they have to go work. But those kinds of protests are being astroturfed by wealthy people to get those people back working for them. And they’re the ones being put at risk. So it’s the height of evil when you see the Fox and Friends people, who are in remote studios and safe from each other going, ‘We need to end this social distancing, don’t you think?’ Why don’t you guys do it first? You’re seeing them throwing bodies onto the barbed wire to benefit themselves.” Larry Wilmore: Trump ‘Was a Lock’ Before the Coronavirus On the futility of trying to ‘parody a parody’ like Donald Trump“I was on The Roast of Flavor Flav and Jeff Ross went up and said, ‘How do you shame a crackhead who wears a Viking helmet?’ Like, what is our function here even at this point? How do you parody a parody? How do you parody someone who’s a bad comedian trying to get jokes and get attention and shit like that? After a while, the insanity and stupidity of his daily existence—and our daily letting it happen—is going to steamroller anything you’re going to come up with as a joke. How do we satirize the transcript of our reality right now?”  On Trump’s latest ‘sarcasm’ excuse“That is every idiot that you’ve ever worked a shitty office job with, who thinks that he or she is funny and they’re not. It’s always the people who aren’t funny, who insist that they are. They say something horrible and then everyone in the office is pissed off. And they’re like, ‘I was being sarcastic’ or ‘I was punking you.’ It’s just desperate. Someone who’s never been funny trying to make themselves seem awesome after the fact. And also, so hang on, your explanation for telling Americans to perhaps ingest bleach or disinfectant was that you were being sarcastic? So let’s rewind that. At the height of a pandemic, we were approaching 70,000 deaths, your plan was to go out and be sarcastic and snarky about the whole thing? Either way, it’s horrible.”Maria Bamford Is ‘Ashamed’ She Worked With Louis C.K.: ‘I Thought They Were Rumors’ Why he decided to tackle MeToo on stage“As a comedian, it feels a little weird not to address it because it’s a huge cultural shift that’s going on. I think for the better. There’s going to be a lot of really dumb, well-meaning male takes on this. I’m not as fascinated with the people that are the enemies of progress. I always love the people who think that they’re allies, but they fumble it. Because there’s been a lot of times when I have thought I was being an ally and I fumbled it. What’s funny to me is not people being mean to each other. What’s funny to me is people trying to be well-meaning and trying to be nice and fumbling it. That to me is always so much more fun. So I kind of wanted to embrace that with the whole MeToo thing.” On ‘Star Wars’ fans who are already angry about director Taika Waititi’s upcoming film“They’re doing the right thing with all these Star Wars films, giving them to really interesting, cool directors. So, yeah, I could not be more excited to see [Taika Waititi’s movie]. I thought The Last Jedi was fantastic. I don’t understand all the hate for it. He did everything you don’t expect. [Director Rian Johnson] went in every new weird direction, which is the same thing that made Empire so much fun. Everyone’s like, ‘No, you’re supposed to do this and this and this!’ Why would you want a movie to meet your expectations? Don’t you want it to surprise you and startle you? Why are you paying money to see something that’s going to give you what you’ve flatly stated you want? ‘I’m going to say this thing, now parrot it back to me, here’s $20.’ I don’t get it! I don't know what he’s going to do and I want to keep it that way. I should not, as a fan go, ‘Make this thing and please, here’s my checklist. I expect these boxes to be checked off.’ Shut up!” Next week on The Last Laugh podcast: Star of Devs and Parks and Recreation, Nick Offerman.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

  • The It List: 'Die Hard With a Vengeance' turns 25, 'Masked Singer' reveals Season 3 winner, Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae's 'The Lovebirds' premieres and the best in pop culture the week of May 18, 2020

    During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we’re going to spotlight products that you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for May 18-24, including the best deals we could find for each.

  • Patton Oswalt performs stand-up set from his front yard during quarantine: 'Entertainers must offer hope'

    Patton Oswalt, Coldplay's Chris Martin and John Legend vow to entertain while self-quarantining amid coronavirus concerns.

  • Bette Midler, Chelsea Handler cheer on Mitch McConnell challenger Amy McGrath

    Celebrities are cheering on the former Marine fighter pilot's bid to "Ditch Mitch."

  • 'The Secret Life of Pets 2': The story behind Patton Oswalt replacing Louis C.K.

    Animated animal fans emerging from "The Secret Life of Pets 2" this weekend may find themselves wondering why the film’s canine hero, Max, sounds a little different in this sequel compared to the 2016 blockbuster. They’re not imagining things.

  • Celebrate National Pet Day by bringing home these toys from 'The Secret Life of Pets 2' (exclusive)

    There’s no better day than National Pet Day to give that special creature in your life a big hug, and Yahoo Entertainment has got your first look at some additional pets you’ll want to welcome into your home.

  • Actress slams Alyssa Milano's 'sad' op-ed as stars threaten to boycott Georgia over abortion law

    The actress is firing back at Alyssa Milano for suggesting Hollywood should boycott Georgia over the "Heartbeat Bill."

  • Patton Oswalt helps an internet troll raise $35K for medical bills: 'We have to snuff out cynicism'

    Patton Oswalt had an interesting way to handle an online critic — by helping raise more than $35,000 for the ailing man.

  • Patton Oswalt praises James Woods's wildfire tweets, saying he's 'saved lives' both 'human AND animal'

    Amid the wildfires devastating California, the conservative actor has turned his feed into a help network, disseminating information about the fire, connecting people to missing loved ones and trying to save animals.

  • 'The Secret Life of Pets 2' Trailer Is 100% Louis C.K. Free, Now Starring Patton Oswalt — Watch

    Kevin Hart and Eric Stonestreet will reprise their voice roles in the sequel from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment.

  • Megyn Kelly apologizes for defending blackface

    Megyn Kelly doesn't understand why blackface is offensive — and gets called out on Twitter for it by Patton Oswalt, Padma Lakshmi, and others.

  • After James Gunn Ouster, Mike Cernovich Turns Toward Comedians Patton Oswalt, Michael Ian Black

    Is Mike Cernovich looking to add more scalps to his collection in the form of Patton Oswalt and Michael Ian Black? Right-wing provocateur Cernovich, whose online amplification of offensive tweets published years ago by director James Gunn preceded Gunn’s ouster from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie franchise on Friday, turned his attention toward comedians Oswalt and Black later on Friday, highlighting tweets by the comedians that he took issue with.

  • Patton Oswalt Shares Candid Email Anthony Bourdain Sent Him About His Honeymoon

    The actor-comedian posted a screenshot of the message on Twitter.

  • How Michelle McNamara's book about the Golden State Killer helped solve the case

    Patton Oswalt, McNamara's husband, believed she had more than a little to do with it.