The actor and director says that Sony deemed the first version of the North Korean leader's death to be "unacceptable."
Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via GettyOne of the many joys contained within the hilarious new show Girls5eva from producer Tina Fey is its meticulous dedication to recreating the very specific turn-of-the-millennium time period when the fictional girl group at the show’s center reigned supreme. Yet only one of the show’s four stars was famous in the year 1999.Paula Pell was writing for Saturday Night Live but years away from breaking out on screen. Sara Bareilles was still five year
Seth Rogen’s production company Point Grey Pictures and Nickelodeon Animation Studios are behind the upcoming film
Seth Rogen had a chance to land the role of Eminem’s sidekick in the 2002 film “8 Mile” but, um, let’s just say the audition didn’t go so well. In fact, Rogen considers the experience, “the weirdest audition I ever did” to this day. Rogen talks about the ill-fated audition in his new book, “Yearbook,” a collection of anecdotes from the actor’s Canadian upbringing, as well as his misadventures in showbiz. He writes that when he was asked to read for the role of Cheddar Bob — a friend of Eminem’s character, Rabbit — he was told that the film’s casting director was so uncomfortable with the “rappery” quality of the dialogue that actors vying for the role would have to bring a buddy to run lines with instead. “Which is f—ing nuts,” Rogen said. Rogen approached none other than his friend and former “Freaks & Geeks” costar Jason Segel to be his scene partner, who, as it so happened, revealed was also auditioning for the part. “We asked our agents if our auditions could be scheduled one right after the other, so that one of us could audition for Cheddar, with the other reading the Rabbit part, and then we’d switch,” Rogen wrote. “We had a sleepover at my apartment the night before the auditions so we could rehearse and then carpooled to the audition together.” However, Rogen said that having a buddy in the room did more harm than good for each of their prospects. Rogen went first with Segel pitching him lines from behind the camera. Both actors quickly learned that lines like, “Yo, yo, mothaf—a! It’s Chedda! What up, b—-!” and “Yo, yo, Rabbit! You gotta record your s— at Paisley Park, yo!” did not roll off the tongue so easily. “I started laughing hysterically,” Rogen said. “And so did Jason. We literally couldn’t make it through the auditions. As soon as one of us started the scene, the other would lose it…It was so silly, we couldn’t finish. We just excused ourselves and saw ourselves out, tears streaming down our faces.” Unsurprisingly, neither actor booked the gig. The role of Cheddar Bob would eventually go to Evan Jones. “8 Mile” became a commercial and critical smash, even earning Eminem a Best Original Song Oscar for “Lose Yourself.” Rogen harbors no regrets though. “Auditioning is embarrassing in the best of times,” Rogen said, “Add the fact that one of my best friends is watching me do it and that we’re both reading for rappers from Detroit, which we could not have been less right for.” Rogen eventually found his feature-length footing in films like “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up.” Read original story Seth Rogen Was Almost in ‘8 Mile': It Was the ‘Weirdest Audition I Ever Did’ At TheWrap
The actor stated that he is simply pointing out the fact that Cruz is "a terrible man whose words have resulted in death."
Rogen and Franco have been frequent collaborators after first working together in 1999's "Freeks and Geeks," and Rogen previously defended his friend.
She said that she tried to break her legal contract and quit "The Disaster Artist."
Seth Rogen has joined Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film based on his childhood in Arizona, Variety has confirmed. Rogen will take on the role of Spielberg’s favorite uncle in the untitled film. As previously reported, Michelle Williams is in talks to play a major part as well. The search is underway to find young actors of multiple ages […]
In Monday's least surprising news... the marijuana-loving actor launches a weed line that will feature strains named after weather patterns à la "Pineapple Express."
Actor Seth Rogen did not mince words in a heated Twitter exchange with Sen. Ted Cruz, in which he profanely dubbed the politician "fascist."
Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein and Matthew Broderick are among those remembering "Election" actress Jessica Campbell. Judd Apatow has also paid tribute to the actress turned naturopathic physician for her work in "Freaks and Geeks."
“We decided to make it funny but also make it emotionally very credible,” the director says. “This is what someone might feel like if they were in that position.”
“I liked working with myself a lot more than I like working with most other actors, I can definitely say,” the "Pineapple Express" actor admits.
It began as a lighthearted conversation between two Jewish comedians, riffing on a podcast about the idiosyncrasies of their shared heritage. Israel has long benefited from financial and political support from American Jews.
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 Aug. 3-9, including the best deals we could find for each.
While Rogen is an obviously an accomplished actor and film maker, you may be surprised to learn he's also quite a good potter.
HBO Max has revealed the first trailer for "An American Pickle," an upcoming comedy starring Seth Rogen set to premiere on the platform on Aug. 6. Directed by his frequent collaborator Brandon Trost, Rogen plays Herschel Greenbaum, a Polish ditch digger who immigrates to the U.S. in 1920 to fulfill his American dream. Herschel finds […]
Following the death of George Floyd, many celebrities have come together to raise money for the Minnesota Freedom Fund and match donations made by others. Floyd died on May 25 in Minneapolis after a police officer kept his knee on his neck for several minutes, despite Floyd saying he couldn't breathe multiple times. The officer […]
The duo's upcoming adaptation will mark their second adult-oriented animated project, following 2016's successful "Sausage Party."
"Cats" is now on streaming. Seth Rogen live-tweeted it high (natch) amid fan calls to #ReleasetheButtholeCut.
A 20-year-old got busted after cops noticed he was using the infamous McLovin ID from "Superbad."
Donald Glover, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner talk about collaborating with Beyoncé on "The Lion King" soundtrack.
Mel Gibson will be playing a rowdy Santa Claus in a new film called "Fatman" — and not many seem happy about it including Seth Rogen.