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Posts Tagged ‘Mike Myers’

Bill Hader Ponders the Idea of a Stefon Sitcom

During an interview this week on Larry King Now, the SNL alum revealed that he and writing partner John Mulaney have concluded in the past that there just isn’t enough there for a Stefon movie. But the actor-comedian definitely liked the suspender-ed one’s alternate suggestion:

“A sitcom!? I haven’t heard that one; people always talk about a movie. A Stefon sitcom would actually be pretty great. Do it multi-camera, and he has like a normal neighbor and stuff.”

The Ora TV conversation brings back memories of the very messy time in Hollywood when fellow SNL alum Mike Myers abruptly walked away from a big Universal movie based on Sprockets eyebrow raiser Dieter. Arguably the NBC late night show character that most closely resembles Hader’s Stefon.

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Former SNL Writer Found Dead in LA Hotel

Former Saturday Night Live writer Joe Bodolai was found dead at the Re-Tan Hotel in Hollywood of an apparent suicide, as first reported by TMZ.

The 63-year-old was found by the cleaning crew and a bottle of antifreeze and Gatorade were discovered in the hotel room, according to Los Angeles County Coroner’s Chief of Operations Craig Harvey.

Prior to Christmas, Bodolai wrote an entry on his blog entitled, “If This Were Your Last Day Alive, What Would You Do?”

Bodolai co-wrote the first draft of Wayne’s World with actor Mike Myers and was a producer on The Kids in the Hall.

Austin Powers Actor Convicted of Torturing Rape Victim

Joseph Hyungmin Son, who played Random Task in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, will likely not be acting again anytime soon, after being convicted of torturing an Orange County woman. The LA Times reports Son was initially charged with multiple counts of sexual assault stemming from a 1990 Christmas Eve rape. But those charges had to be dropped due to an expired statute of limitations.

Son’s torture conviction stems from the same incident, which occurred a full seven years before the first Austin Powers came out.

Mike Myers, incidentally, is set to revive the Austin Powers franchise. Let’s hope casting does a better job weeding out the scumbags (criminal scumbags anyway), so we don’t have to go back and burn more of our DVDs.

Comedian Tom Green Dusts Off Planking Origins Video

Get ready to read a lot about this video in the next day or so. After comedian Tom Green posted the previously U.S.-unseen 1994 bit below on YouTube, he also spoke with CNN LA reporter Alan Duke.

Green says he had to contact Canadian broadcaster Rogers Cable to track down the clip, which ran under the sketch title “Dead Guy” but was never shown on MTV. He says the Ottawa street shtick started even earlier when he was still a rapper and was showcased in a 1990 MuchMusic report.

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Ina Treciokas Starts Her Own PR Firm

FBLA has learned that Ina Treciokas, one of the top PR women in New York or L.A., has divorced herself from Kelly Bush‘s firm (another top PR femme) and started her own independent company.

Details were available on Nikki Finke‘s Deadline Hollywood Column (click continued). Treciokas, who repped stars like Sarah Jessica Parker, Mike Myers, Katie Holmes and Owen Wilson, has been in the biz for some 13 years and apparently wants her own shop.

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Sundance Iconoclasts: About as Daring as Mayo on Pastrami

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Sundance Channel and Grey Goose Vodka are foisting a new season of Iconoclasts on the world. We love these pairings, largely because they’re so easy to mock.

Robert Lloyd loves this because it’s pretentious worthy high-production value television, unlike everything else he’s forced to review.

Maureen Ryan likes the longer format of celebrity chit-chat.

Tonight, professional edgy guy Sean Penn chats with author Jon Krakauer about Penn’s movie based on Krakauer’s book. Synergy.

Alicia Keys and Ruby Dee are fine, if only because their names rhyme.

Mike Myers, who’s working on a movie about a self-help expert and Surprise! self-help expert Deepak Chopra.

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Norman Lear and Howard Schultz–moguls.

Wynton Marsalis meets Iron Chef John Besh — wanna bet they talk about what it means to miss New Orleans?

And since this series is all about “the world’s most fascinating and controversial minds”, who better than:

Madeleine Albright and Ashley Judd. What’s the connection? They both color their hair? They both photograph taller than than they really are? We can only hope this will be as embarrassing as the Renee Zellweger and Christiane Amanpour session last season.

The SNL version with Bjork and Charles Barkley is priceless, but NBC, the spoilsports, have pulled their content from YouTube.