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Alexandra Richmond has written features for Time Out New York, The Philadelphia Inquirer and many other fine publications and/or websites. She wrote a lot of recaps for TelevisionWithoutPity.com. She lives in Austin and sporadically retweets as @Alexandratx

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First Day at Camp is Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer for 2015

Don’t you love commercial flops that somehow turn out to be great, like the heavily tube-socked and short-shorts-laden Wet Hot American Summer, which came out in 2001? It bombed with the critics in spite of having a highly adept ensemble cast of comedic genius deftly interpreting all the antics – from romance, the talent show more »

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Weiner-Dog, the Welcome to the Dollhouse sequel is in production

Weiner-Dog, the long-awaited sequel to 1996’s kooky and lovable indie gem Welcome to the Dollhouse has started shooting, which should send hearts leaping into mouths with excitement and anticipation. But allow those hearts to plummet south again, for the one nicknamed Weiner-Dog, one Heather Matarazzo, who starred as Dawn Weiner in Welcome to the Dollhouse, more »

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Howard Stern is leaving America’s Got Talent for new unnamed show

Because he has a lot going on, and maybe sometimes it just feels good to walk away from over-the-top buffoonery, Howard Stern is vacating his judges’ chair on NBC’s wildly popular Nick Cannon vehicle, America’s Got Talent. But what’s next for him? The Wrap reports that Stern said during SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show” on more »

To Live and Die in LA is being remade for TV, with William Friedkin involved

The only element that really screams 1985 about William Friedkin’s underrated noir classic To Live and Die in LA is its soundtrack, heavily dosed with the melodic pop of Wang Chung. Everything else, from the strong performances from then-ingenues Willem Defoe, John Turturro, and William Peterson to the harrowing car chases which take you racing more »

The UK Office spinoff Life on the Road will open wide via U.S. release

Ricky Gervais said via a statement, “David Brent getting a big U.S. theatrical release? He can die happy now.” This is to say, The Hollywood Reporter says the Office spin-off movie Life on the Road will get wide release via Open Road, who bought the US rights to the project. Entertainment One snagged worldwide rights more »

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Melissa Rivers accepts center square, is new host of Fashion Police

In what must be undoubtedly good news is also some tough stuff: Melissa Rivers will officially step into her mother’s shoes and become the new host of Fashion Police. If this comes of something as a shock to you, imagine how Melissa Rivers feels. New episodes with Melissa in the center square will start August 31, more »

Rob Zombie is directing a Groucho Marx biopic based on “Raised Eyebrows”

Rocker and noted horror film director Rob Zombie is exploring another genre, and will direct a biopic about comedy legend and film star Groucho Marx. The movie is based on Raised Eyebrows, a tell-all book by Steve Stolair who was Groucho’s assistant and biographer from 1974 to 1977, plus a longtime television writer and voice more »

Kaboom: Maria Bamford is getting a Netflix series called “Lady Dynamite”

In granting Maria Bamford an explosive new series, Netflix is making very, very good on their promise to deliver 20 new, original scripted shows for their channel. Maria Bamford will star in a 13-episode series loosely based on her life. This is very good for comedy, which is very good for everyone, except, maybe, for more »

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler will reunite in a movie called “The House”

Seems unlikely, given their combined prodigious on-screen appearances and shared membership of the NBC family, but Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler have not appeared in a project together since 2007’s ice skating comedy Blades of Glory. Leap away from that twinkling image for a moment and pivot towards the solid foundation of “The House”, an more »

Ferrell and Wiig transform into bloodied drama queens for parody Lifetime movie “A Deadly Adoption”

Get ready to forget every other mesmerizing performance you’ve seen by Will Ferrell and Kristin Wiig, as their turn in A Deadly Adoption is so good, so true, that it may cause amnesia. All you have to remember is that A Deadly Adoption premieres on Lifetime June 20th . A Deadly Adoption will undoubtedly be more »

We got one! Chris Hemsworth to play the Ghostbusters’ receptionist in Paul Feig’s all-female sequel

Hey – Chris Hemsworth’s eyes are up here, buddy. He’s smart, funny, and capable of a lot more than just wielding a mighty hammer, saving the world, and looking straight gorgeous. How about this: Hemsworth will recreate Annie Potts’ iconic role as the receptionist in Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters sequel. You can scoff for a more »

There’s going to be a “Boondock Saints” TV series

A remake of The Boondock Saints, the 1999 ultra-violent cult movie that very gently launched the career of one Norman Reedus was inevitable, right? But here’s a twist: it’s a prequel concept for television. Deadline reports that IM Global has acquired the rights to the Boondock Saints property, and have tapped Troy Duffy, writer-director of more »