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Yesterday, we reported the completely non-shocking news that Eddie Murphy has officially been named the most overpaid actor of 2012 by Forbes. And this isn't exactly a new trend for Murphy, who also came in second on the list of most overpaid actors of 2011. In fact, given his mostly abysmal track record since the late 1980s, we'd have to say that poor Eddie is now in the running for the most overpaid actors of all time.
Which got us thinking: Which actors out there deserved to get some of that money that went to Murphy instead? Who are the most underpaid actors of all time? Get More »
The mustache isn't just facial hair. It's an art form, one few are able to master.
In honor of Movember, we salute some of the finest examples of the mustache in cinema, from Robert Pattinson's bizarre turn as Salvador Dali in "Little Ashes" to Tom Selleck in just about everything. The extreme levels of testosterone may make you feel a little woozy, but that's all part of the awesome.
Browse the most masculine gallery ever and wish you could grow a mustache as mighty.
It took a lot of begging and pleading from both producers and the public, but for whatever reason Johnny Depp saw it in his heart to return in one knockout scene in the new film version of "21 Jump Street," based on the hit Fox TV show that made him a star.
To put him in the ranks of some of the greatest movie cameos ever, we're counting down 35 surprise appearances in movies that pleased and shocked us -- and left us wanting more. Get More »
They say the U.S. doesn't make things anymore -- that we've lost our way and are no longer No. 1.
Well, "they" are wrong. No country on Earth is capable of producing the quantity, quality and quantity of idiots that our fair land churns out with alarming regularity.
Affable favorite Paul Rudd continues the proud tradition of representing our country's most common commodity in "Our Idiot Brother," nwe on DVD and Blu-ray this week. But can he be stupid enough to join the ranks of elite morons, or does he still have a few more brain cells to kill? Let's review his imbecilic competition. Get More »
Russell Brand's the type of bloke who has too much -- he's too good looking, too funny and has a beard that magically stays exactly 1/8 of an inch in length at all times. And now this lanky Limey is daring to take on the remake of Dudley Moore's classic comedy "Arthur." Bloody 'ell!
One suspects he may already be vying for a place setting at the supper table of the British comedic elite. But is he ready? Dudley Moore had some mighty large shoes to fill, even though, technically, they were quite small. Maybe Brand should first pick a fight with someone his own size.
How about Sacha Baron Cohen who, like Brand, cut his teeth across the pond before invading the U.S. of A? Now there's a chap who could take Brand to clown school. Whether he's poking fun at politicians as street thug-turned-interviewer, Ali G, or dredging up the worst in people as unworldly Kazakhstani reporter, Borat, Sacha may be the brilliant Brit to beat.
Okay, tall, handsome entertainers: Let's have a go... Get More »
Everyone has their own personal favorite genre, but comedy is arguably the most universal. Have you ever met someone who's said, "I don't like to laugh"? Neither have we.
The past decade has seen filmmakers like Adam McKay and Judd Apatow rise from obscurity onto the A-list, while actors like Seth Rogen and Zach Galifianakis have gone from esoteric television shows to big-budget movies.
But enough talk. Read. Argue. Yell at us. You can debate the order of these films all you want, but you can't deny the humor of any of them. Get More »
After taking on America as Borat and Brüno, Sacha Baron Cohen is attacking overseas. In the upcoming comedy "The Dictator," Baron Cohen will play a tyrannical leader inspired by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, "The Dictator" is based on Hussein's novel "Zabibah and The King," which tells the love story between a king and a commoner married to an abusive husband.
The tender tale was actually an allegory for Iraq following the first Gulf war, with the king representing Saddam, Zabibah symbolizing the Iraqi people, and her evil husband acting as the United States.
Hmm… doesn't exactly sound like a laugh-out loud knee-slapper, does it? Get More »
It's taking every ounce of our self-restraint to not quote "Borat" like a yuppie in a level zero improv class.
Director Larry Charles ["Borat," "Bruno"] may reunite with actor Sacha Baron Cohen ["Borat," "Bruno"] for "The Dictator," reports The Los Angeles Times.
Following "Borat," Charles directed Baron Cohen's "Bruno," along with Bill Maher's anti-religion documentary "Religulous" and a couple episodes of Larry David's HBO comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm." None of the projects, however, stuck with the nationwide audience like "Borat" and his special cocktail of naivety and cultural insensitivity. Get More »