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Posts Tagged ‘Lisa Kudrow’

On the Block Next Week at Julien’s: DiCaprio’s Audition for The Outsiders

This is really intriguing. As part of its next “Hollywood Legends” event April 5-6, Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills will be for the first time selling some slices of videotaped Hollywood casting history. With all sorts of big names in the mix:

Tapes include Leonardo DiCaprio’s audition for the role of Ponyboy in The Outsiders; Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., Keanu Reeves and Dermot Mulroney for Backdraft; Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julianne Moore, Helen Hunt and others for roles in Jurassic Park; David Arquette, Adrien Brody, Noah Wylie, Ben Affleck and Lisa Kudrow auditioning with Ellen DeGeneres for Mr. Wrong; Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Dempsey and others for A Beautiful Mind; and more.

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Australian Comic Rove McManus Brings Talk Show Act to LA

On Monday, September 19, popular Australian TV personality Rove McManus will debut a new season of his talk show program under the localized banner Rove LA. Per the promo below, the Fox8 gabfest looks to have some pretty funny comedy bits to go along with the chit chat (think Botox):

Episode One, which was taped this week, features Lisa Kudrow, Kathy Griffin and Entourage‘s Jerry Ferrara. And though it probably meant nothing while he was here, McManus is a “three-time Gold Logie Award winner.”

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Web Series Work Earns Lisa Kudrow a Banff Award

Tomorrow night, actress Lisa Kudrow will be in Alberta, Canada to accept the first ever “Award in Excellence in Digital Media” from the Banff World Media Festival. It’s all in recognition of her work on the Lexus sponsored Internet series Web Therapy.

Given the fact that Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals will be happening around the same time as the award presentation, all Canadian eyes may be diverted to the action on the ice. Which in a sense is a perfectly daffy, Kudrow-esque circumstance. Our favorite part of the actress’ advance chat with the Calgary Herald is this bit about the economics of web series:

“When we went in to talk to our agents about the web series, they would say ‘Whatever numbers you’re used to in TV, remove a zero and that’s what it will be,’ ” Kudrow says. “It’s not going to ever be, like, set for life.”

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LA Times Gets Mostly Snubbed by the Webbys This Year

logo_webbyawards_md222.pngOh yes, it’s like the 2008 Pulitzers all over again. The New York Times gets some shout outs and LA Times isn’t even mentioned in passing. You’d think the thing wasn’t on the web at all.

Other winners are our lovely former FBLA editor Mayrav Saar‘s hubby Glenn Gaslin who works on the E! Blog Red Carpet, that won the People’s Voice Award for Celebrity/Fan.

Special Achievement Awards

  • Webby Artist of the Year: Trent Reznor
  • Webby Person of the Year: Jimmy Fallon
  • Webby Breakout of the Year: Twitter
  • Best Actress: Sarah Silverman
  • Outstanding Comedic Performance: Lisa Kudrow
  • Film & Video Person of the Year: Seth MacFarlane

  • Full list is here.

    CORRECTION: LAT got one prize for the I C U blog on missed Craigslist meetings. Our thanks to LAT tech dude Ben Welsh for ruining our quip with facts…nice job.

    The First Annual Streamy Awards!

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    That’s Lisa Kudrow, who was a presenter for the Audience Choice Award.

    Every year the Academy Awards sets out to legitimize the movie industry though a glitzy widely-broadcast ceremony that suggests the film industry is very very important. That actors are very very important. That sound editing is very very important. If not, there wouldn’t be a ceremony with statues, right?

    Now Web Television (a contradicting phrase much like ‘soy cheese’ or E! News) has attempted the same thing. Meet the Streamys. The Emmys of the Internets. Their first annual awards ceremony was held on Sat. March 28th at the VA Center auditorium, Wadsworth Theater in Westwood.

    The Streamys celebrate web-only work. The winner of the most awards it was nominated for, the Slum Dog of the Streamys, was Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog staring Neil Patrick Harris and directed by Joss Whedon, a web show that in talent and production is indistinguishable from a traditional tv show. Actually it is a traditional tv show – just posted on the web. It was kind of like having the actual Slum Dog at the Streamys. Not fair.

    Anyway, the point of the Streamys is to push web tv into the mainstream. But isn’t mainstream web television – just television? Quarterlife, anyone?

    So mission accomplished and they’re out of business?

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    Lisa Kudrow’s New Friends

    Lisa-Kudrow--C10102399.jpegOur spies watched Lisa Kudrow perform with The Groundlings last night, reporting that “she brought down the house when she returned to her old stomping grounds.” It bears noting here that our “spies” write press releases for a living.

    “As one of the games was being explained, she played dumb: ‘And we make it all up?’” We always loved Phoebe.

    She went on to play a dominatrix on a date with Jeremy Rowley in one bit. The second half of the show was a one-act, in which Kudrow played Tessie, a single mother who ran a boarding house in Draper, Utah. Rowley played her nutritionally challenged son, Cricket.

    Kudrow looked “good, relaxed, not nervous.” Though we hope one bit she did wasn’t too prescient:

    “She played an actress in the twilight of her career doing dinner theater. After being on a failed sitcom.”