Today's TWoP News: Monday, October 17, 2011

by Ashley Chervinski October 17, 2011 1:32 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, October 17, 2011

Ryan Phillippe is the new Julian Assange.

The Muppets: How Nicholas Stoller Landed His Dream Job

by Ethan Alter November 22, 2011 6:05 am
<i>The Muppets</i>: How Nicholas Stoller Landed His Dream Job

Since breaking into Hollywood in the early '00s, writer/director Nicholas Stoller has written jokes for such big-name comic actors as Jim Carrey, Jack Black and Russell Brand. But those assignments paled in comparison to his most recent gig, scribbling jokes for Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear and the rest of the Muppet crew for their upcoming big-screen relaunch, The Muppets. Paired with his good friend and collaborator Jason Segel (who starred in Stoller's directorial debut Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and served as both the co-writer and human lead of The Muppets) Stoller describes The Muppets as a "dream" assignment. He spoke with us on the phone from Los Angeles about the four-year process of writing the movie and why Kermit never, ever says anything mean.

Saturday Night Live: Never Enough Muppets

by Ethan Alter November 21, 2011 11:15 am
<i>Saturday Night Live</i>: Never Enough Muppets

We love Jason Segel as much as the next Freaks and Geeks fan. And normally, we'd be perfectly satisfied with him as the sole host of Saturday Night Live. But because there were also Muppets in the mix, we couldn't help but spend most of Saturday night's episode wishing that Kermit, Piggy, Rowlf and the rest of the Felt Pack were handling the hosting duties.

Roeper To Depart "At The Movies"

by DeAnn Welker July 21, 2008 12:33 pm
Roeper To Depart "At The Movies"

Richard Roeper announced Sunday that he will be leaving At the Movies With Ebert & Roeper after eight years, after failing to reach a contract with Disney-ABC for a ninth season. For Roeper, it hasn't been the same since co-host Roger Ebert became sick and was unable to be on the show for most of the past two seasons.



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