It's been a great, if not semistrange, week for movie casting news. Amanda Seyfried just signed on for a romantic comedy from Will Ferrell's production company, Gal Gadot earned the coveted role of Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman, Rita Ora will appear in Fifty Shades of Grey (along with a couple of other new cast members), and Zach Galifianakis will team up with Owen Wilson for a comedy. Click through to get the scoop on all of this week's biggest casting news!
A spanking, a sliming, the pee-bucket incident — nothing was off limits when Justin Bieber sat down with Zach Galifianakis for the latest edition of Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis. The pair's back-and-forth was hilariously awkward right from the start, with Zach admitting that he was a little nervous because he's "never interviewed a 7-year-old before." For his part, Justin was a good sport, playing along and joking that sometimes, in the middle of concerts, he wishes he was just at home watching Cops. He even kept a straight face when Zach started taking digs, saying, "It's really exciting to talk to you, especially right in the middle of your public meltdown." Watch their funny interview above.
Amy Poehler and new boyfriend Nick Kroll made their first public debut when they attended AFI's Lifetime Achievement Award tribute to Mel Brooks in Hollywood yesterday. The two stars have reportedly been dating since April, but they have been friends for years before they got romantic. Amy and Nick met at the Upright Citizens Brigade, and Nick recently admitted that he always had a crush on her, saying, "There are people you have crushes on because they’re physically attractive, and there are people you just have comedy crushes on, and they’re constantly intersecting. I had comedy crushes on men and women at [UCB]. And I think it’s fair to say that everyone who meets Amy has a crush on her."
Amy and Nick weren't the only funny couple at the bash, which included an appearance by Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher, who recently costarred with Amy's ex-husband, Will Arnett, in the new season of Arrested Development. Other guests included Zach Galifianakis, who was hot off an international press tour for his latest film, The Hangover Part III, Sarah Silverman, and Larry David, who attended the party with his daughter Cazzie. Despite all the A-list comedians floating around the event, all eyes were on honoree Mel, who got a big kiss from Sacha when he spotted him backstage.
It was a wild reunion for the cast of The Hangover at the premiere of the franchise's third installment in LA last night. Bradley Cooper broke from the NYC set of American Hustle to attend the big event alongside Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis. Newly-engaged member of the crew, Justin Bartha, was also on hand for the night of fun. The guys showed love for their costar Ken Jeong and the waiting fans, many of whom Bradley stopped to snap pictures with before heading into the screening. The ladies of the Hangover trilogy, including Heather Graham, Sasha Barrese, Gillian Vigman, and Jamie Chung all hit the red carpet as well to celebrate the film's Friday release. It'll be the first big holiday-weekend Summer movie matchup, since Fast & Furious 6 also hits theaters. If you can't decide which sequel to spend your money on, these pictures of Bradley Cooper looking hot in the Hangover Part III might help!
Zach Galifianakis voices Humpty Dumpty in this week's Puss in Boots, and I recently had a chance to talk to the actor about the film and his web show, Between Two Ferns. Galifianakis has had lots of highlights on the interview spoof series, but when I asked about his favorite moment, he said that it was something that happened off screen when Jennifer Aniston was the guest on Between Two Ferns. Galifianakis said:
"My favorite moment was not on camera. But I had hired a Brad Pitt lookalike to do the Jennifer Aniston one, so he was waiting in the wings. We ended up not using him, because she didn't want that, and [joking] I don't completely understand why. So this Brad Pitt guy, the lookalike, I went up to him, and [said] 'Hey I'm sorry we didn't use you.' And as a joke, 'Maybe we use you some other time. Do you look like anybody else?' And he goes, without even skipping a beat, 'Colin Farrell.' So bizarre."
Bradley Cooper and his The Hangover Part II castmates Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, and Jamie Chung greeted fans at last night's Berlin premiere. The sequel, which hits theaters today, throws the wolf pack back into familiar circumstances after another bachelor party goes awry — read The Hangover Part II reviews to see what critics think of how the new installment compares to part one. The stars and director Todd Phillips had their first screening event last week on the West Coast, and made a stop in NYC for another showing earlier this week. Bradley managed to swing by SNL during his stay in the Big Apple, and joined host Justin Timberlake for the afterparty with Olivia Wilde. Bradley and Olivia were spotted sharing an intimate chat during the soiree, fueling rumors that they're dating.
The Hangover Part II is out this week, and Warner Bros. has released these of one-sheets featuring the famous Wolfpack. The banners are strikingly similar to the posters that were released to promote the first movie, which doesn't come as a surprise considering the trailer for The Hangover Part II seems to be following the original formula pretty closely. Still, it's fun to compare and contrast, so check out how the guys look then and now!
The cast of The Hangover Part II got together with their director, Todd Phillips, for a screening of the comedy in NYC yesterday. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis made the trip east following the premiere of their film in LA last week, and they kept the fun coming with an afterparty at the Top of the Standard. Something Borrowed's Colin Egglesfield was there to show his support as was a pregnant Ivanka Trump, who tweeted that the movie was "hilarious." Also on hand were Victoria's Secret models Alessandra Ambrosio and Selita Ebanks, enjoying a funny break from their recent press for the lingerie brand. The sequel comes out on Friday, just in time for Memorial Day weekend, and early The Hangover Part II reviews seem to suggest that it's worth taking a trip to the theater between your BBQs and beach games.
The many men of The Hangover Part II gathered at Grauman's Chinese Theatre last night for their big LA premiere. Bradley Cooper was dapper in a Tom Ford suit and flashed a big smile for photographers next to his costars Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms — they even had Crystal the Monkey there! Ken Jeong was one of the first down the carpet, and he spoke to us about his excitement at reuniting with the guys. He even admitted to being open to expanding his Mr. Chow character in a possible spinoff. Ken, who's actually an MD in real life, said his medical knowledge came in handy when some of his castmates came down with food poising while they filmed in Thailand! Ed Helms was likewise thrilled to get a meatier part in the sequel. His small-screen project, The Office, aired its season finale yesterday, and Ed revealed that he doesn't know what's next, but Steve Carell's rumored replacement, Catherine Tate, is a pro. The screening brought out plenty of famous faces, like cute couple Kristen Bell and Dax Shephard, Mike Tyson, and a super-pregnant Alyssa Milano. Kristen and Crystal shared an especially intimate moment. Stay tuned for more on today's PopSugar Rush!
We're just a couple weeks away from The Hangover Part II, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2009 comedy that made Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, and Zach Galifiankis household names. There's a lot riding on the second part of their story, and the guys sat down with Entertainment Weekly with director Todd Phillipps to talk about the perils of shooting in Thailand and why they'll always keep coming back for more Hangovers.
- Galifianakis on the script: "I remember thumbing through it, going, 'Oh God. Oh God.'"
- Cooper on filming in Bangkok: "It was the hardest shoot I’ve ever done for sure. Nothing ever even came close to it. I thought A-Team was brutal: I got injured and it was f*cking ing six months of . . . not even close! One criticism you could never make about this movie is that we just phoned it in. Even if it fails miserably, it’s not for lack of trying."
- On making the sequel out of love for each other:
BC: "There’s no other reason. If anything, why would you do it? There’s more downside than upside."
Phillips: "You can’t beat what you’ve done. You can only lose in this position. But we just love hanging out with each other."
Helms: [Laughs] "We’re going to be ramming Hangovers down America’s throat for the next three decades."