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Posts Tagged ‘Zach Galifianakis’

‘Bored to Death’ Cancelled by HBO

bored23.jpgAfter three seasons, HBO has canceled Bored to Death.

The literary show is a private detective fantasy adapted from a McSweeney’s story by Jonathan Ames, starring Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson.

Here’s more about the cancellation: “Bored to Death … opened its third season to a similarly disappointing average viewership of just 240,000, a significant drop from the 1.1 million the second season garnered a year earlier.”

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Zach Galifianakis Dressed Up Like Ernest Hemingway’s Doppelgänger

An  LA Times portrait of comedic actor Zach Galifianakis bears a striking resemblance to a famous Yousuf Karsh photograph of Ernest Hemingway.

Follow this link to see the photo. When asked about the resemblance, Galifianakis replied: “To Mariel Hemingway, maybe. Not the other one.” In the tweet posted above, writer Edward Champion already predicts Galifianakis could play Hemingway in a movie.

He has plenty of competition. Last summer, Charles Bicht was crowned as the “29th Papa” in the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. This annual event pits bearded men in a competition celebrating the Nobel Prize winner.

Harriet the Spy, Random House, Lady Gaga, and Zach Galifianakis: Weekend Reading

RH_Logo_Sm.jpgIt was a wild week for publishing, from the Tools of Change conference to celebrity book trailers to bloggy-updates of classic children’s books.

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are the biggest stories from the week. If you are interested in reading more, check the Weekend Reading archive.

The biggest story of the week was a sweeping executive reorganization at Random House, preparing for the digital future.

Next, actor Zach Galifianakis interviewed novelist John Wray in a topsy-turvy book trailer.

At the Tools of Change conference, we experimented with the Entourage dual-screen eReader and watched the future of the bedtime story.

We published a downloadable, printable, mobile-device readable monthly edition of GalleyCat Reviews.

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Zach Galifianakis Interviews Novelist John Wray in Deceptively Simple Book Trailer

That Picador book trailer pairs actor Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover and Bored to Death) with novelist John Wray–a short look at Wray’s process while writing his novel, Lowboy.

Just watch the video. We won’t give away the joke, but here’s an answer from the interviewee: “You know what the first thing that I put on the paper is? ‘The end.’ And then I work backwards…’I'll write ‘end’ and then ‘the.’ Then I’ll write, for instance in my last novel, ‘calibration.’”

According to the site, a longer version of the interview will be posted soon. Wray has appeared on these pages before, showing off his Michiko Kakutani tattoo and talking about Roberto Bolano’s 2666.