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Maude Apatow Was Hitting the Red Carpet Long Before Her Euphoria Days

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Maude Apatow is in good company on the cast of Euphoria - hey, Zendaya! But she's no stranger to the spotlight or appearing on your TV screen. Her very famous family has been filling our comedic movie needs for years now, thanks to her parents Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann.

Maude's very first movie was Knocked Up, where her mother was played by her actual mom and her sister was played by her actual sister, Iris. We guess you could say that acting is just in their blood! From there, Maude went on to roles in the films Funny People and This Is 40, which were also written and directed by her father.

It's clear that Maude continues to love the industry. She moved on to roles in the TV show Girls and, most recently, Euphoria. We hope that this is just the beginning for this 20-something, because she's blossomed into quite the beautiful actress.
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Adam Sandler convinced far too many famous people to be in his next Netflix movie

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Say what you will about Adam Sandler’s Netflix movies (including “they’re not great” or “they’re a cover for a massive web of stupid conspiracies”), but at least they’re keeping him from doing some kind of Funny People sequel. The latest project that’s keeping him away from reuniting with Judd Apatow for another five…
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Win Judd Apatow Blu-ray bundle

We’ve been given 3 Judd Apatow bundles to give away on Blu-ray. The bundle includes Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Funny People and Get Him to the Greek, all released on 22nd July. All produced by Judd Apatow with Knocked Up and Funny People also written and directed by him.

Knocked Up

They say that opposites attract…well for super-slacker Ben (Seth Rogen) and career girl Alison (Katherine Heigl), that’s certainly the case- at least for one intoxicating evening. Two months and several pregnancy tests later, Ben and Alison go through a funny, anxious and heart-warming journey.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Struggling musician Peter Bretter has spent five long and wonderful years idolising his celebrity girlfriend, television star Sarah Marshall. His perfect world comes crashing down when Sarah suddenly dumps him for “that guy” (Russell Brand) from “that band”. But his plan to leave his troubles behind backfires when he
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"Legion" - Aubrey Plaza Covers "Cosmo"

Take a look at new images of "Legion" actress Aubrey Plaza, wearing Lisa Marie Fernandez swimwear in the July 2019 issue of "Cosmopolitan" magazine, photographed by Peggy Sirota:

Plaza is noted for her role as 'April Ludgate' on the NBC sitcom "Parks and Recreation". After appearing in supporting roles in several feature films, Plaza had her first leading role as 'Darius Britt' in the 2012 film "Safety Not Guaranteed". Since 2017, she has starred as 'Lenny Busker' in the 'FX' drama series "Legion".

Plaza began her career performing improv and sketch comedy. She later appeared in films including "Mystery Team" (2008), "Funny People" (2009), "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (2010), "Monsters University" (2013), "Life After Beth" (2014)...

..."Dirty Grandpa" (2016), "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates" (2016), "The Little Hours" (2017), and Ingrid Goes West (2017), the latter two of which she also produced.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Aubrey Plaza...
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This Euphoria Actress Has 1 Very, Very Famous Family

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HBO's new series Euphoria features a cast of seriously talented young adults, including Zendaya and rising stars Hunter Schafer and Sydney Sweeney. The show also features another breakout performance: Maude Apatow, who plays Rue's (Zendaya) best friend, Lexi Howard. If the name rings a bell, it's probably because she's hardly the only Apatow in show business - but if the series premiere was any indication, this 21-year-old is poised to become a star in her own right.

Apatow's dad is producer, director, and screenwriter Judd Apatow, and he's kind of a big deal in Hollywood. The founder of Apatow Productions has produced and developed hit TV series including Freaks and Geeks and Girls, and he's the director of beloved comedy films The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Trainwreck. Apatow's mom is actress Leslie Mann, who has appeared in a slate of films and often collaborates with her
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This Euphoria Actress Has 1 Very, Very Famous Family

Image Source: HBO

HBO's new series Euphoria features a cast of seriously talented young adults, including Zendaya and rising stars Hunter Schafer and Sydney Sweeney. The show also features another breakout performance: Maude Apatow, who plays Rue's (Zendaya) best friend, Lexi Howard. If the name rings a bell, it's probably because she's hardly the only Apatow in show business - but if the series premiere was any indication, this 21-year-old is poised to become a star in her own right.

Apatow's dad is producer, director, and screenwriter Judd Apatow, and he's kind of a big deal in Hollywood. The founder of Apatow Productions has produced and developed hit TV series including Freaks and Geeks and Girls, and he's the director of beloved comedy films The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Trainwreck. Apatow's mom is actress Leslie Mann, who has appeared in a slate of films and often collaborates with her
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Sesame Street Movie Is Getting New Bo Burnham Songs

Sesame Street Movie Is Getting New Bo Burnham Songs
The Sesame Street Movie is going to get some new tunes courtesy of Bo Burnham. The writer, director, actor and musician has been tapped by Warner Bros. to pen new songs for the next big screen installment featuring Big Bird and the gang, which is coming together behind the scenes and, if it stays on track, will hit theaters in early 2021. Anne Hathaway has been tapped to star in the lead role alongside the iconic Jim Henson creations. With Burnham, they've just locked in a very key piece of the puzzle and have added one of the truly promising talents in Hollywood currently.

According to a new report, Bo Burnham has locked down a deal to contribute songs for the Sesame Street movie. It isn't yet clear exactly how many songs he will write, nor is it clear if Burnham will actually appear in the movie himself, though this report
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Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann’s Daughter Maude Is All Grown Up at the Premiere of New Show Euphoria

Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann’s Daughter Maude Is All Grown Up at the Premiere of New Show Euphoria
Maude Apatow is all grown up and making her own stamp on Hollywood.

The daughter of comedy heavyweights Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann, Maude, 21, stepped out on the red carpet on Tuesday night for the Los Angeles premiere of her new HBO show Euphoria.

The young actress wore a pale blue pleated dress with sequins as she smiled at the cameras. This is far from Maude’s first TV or film gig — she appeared in her parents’ 2012 comedy This is 40 alongside her little sister, Iris, as well as in their 2007 film Knocked Up — but it is her first leading role.
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Pamela Adlon Boards Universal’s Untitled Judd Apatow-Pete Davidson Comedy

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Pamela Adlon Boards Universal’s Untitled Judd Apatow-Pete Davidson Comedy
Exclusive: Emmy winner Pamela Adlon has joined the cast of Universal’s Untitled Judd Apatow-Pete Davidson Comedy which is set to start shooting soon in New York.

She joins the already announced cast of Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, Maude Apatow, Bel Powley who are all starring alongside Davidson. Apatow directs and wrote the pic with Davidson and Dave Sirus.

Adlon is the writer, producer, director and star of the award-winning and critically acclaimed FX comedy series Better Things, now in its third season. She recently starred in Paramount’s Transformers spinoff Bumblee. Additional credits include FX’s Louie, Showtime’s Californication, Fox’s King of the Hill, off she won an Emmy for outstanding voice-over performance. Aldon has two Emmy noms in the Best Actress Comedy category for her Better Things, and four Emmys from her work on Louie (two for best comedy series, one for comedy writing
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The 20 Worst Adam Sandler Movies According To Rotten Tomatoes (And The 10 Best)

For years, comedy icon Adam Sandler has been seen by audiences and critics as a promising actor...who has made a lot of poor career decisions. Yes, so many are aware of Sandler's tendency to star in bad film after bad film that it has become a running joke for moviegoers. However, even though the once-beloved Sandler has become of many actors who've their way, does this mean none of his films are worth watching? Not according to Rotten Tomatoes.

As many Sandler fans will attest to, Sandler actually has some decent, if not downright great movies under his belt, but they are few and far between. For every Happy Gilmore, there are films like Little Nicky or Grown Ups to drag Sandler right back to square one in terms of popularity. However, despite his continued critical failure, Sandler has managed to earn a new generation of fans through his Hotel Transylvania animated franchise.
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Bel Powley to Star in Pete Davidson’s Comedy Biopic

  • Variety
Bel Powley to Star in Pete Davidson’s Comedy Biopic
British actress Bel Powley has signed on to play the female lead in Pete Davidson’s untitled comedy from director Judd Apatow.

Universal has given the project a prime summer release date of June 19, 2020. The film, described as “semi-autobigraphical,” is written by Apatow, Davidson, and Dave Sirus.

Davidson, who grew up in Staten Island, lost his firefighter father in the Sept. 11 attacks, started performing stand-up comedy at the age of 16, and joined the cast of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” in 2014 at age 20. Davidson’s coming-of-age film “Big Time Adolescence” premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival.

Apatow will produce the pic for his Apatow Productions alongside Barry Mendel. They share producing credits on “The Big Sick,” “Bridesmaids,” “This Is 40,” “Trainwreck,” and “Funny People.” Production will be starting this summer in New York City.

Powley won a Gotham Award for her feature debut in “The Diary of a Teenage Girl.
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Bill Burr Joins Judd Apatow Comedy Starring Pete Davidson (Exclusive)

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Bill Burr Joins Judd Apatow Comedy Starring Pete Davidson (Exclusive)
Bill Burr has joined Pete Davidson in Judd Apatow’s untitled comedy — a semi-autobiographical story revolving around Davidson’s life.

The film is written by Apatow, Davidson, and Dave Sirus.

Davidson, who grew up in Staten Island, N.Y., lost his firefighter father in the September 11 attacks. The “Saturday Night Live” star has said that his dad’s death has greatly influenced his work, including starting stand-up comedy at the age of 16.

Apatow will produce the pic for his Apatow Productions alongside Barry Mendel. The duo worked together on a number of comedies, including “The Big Sick,” “Bridesmaids,” This Is 40,” “Trainwreck,” and “Funny People.”

The film will bow on June 19, 2020. Universal’s senior exec VP of production Erik Baiers will oversee it for the studio .

In addition to his stand-up work, Burr has found success in TV and film. On the TV side, the fourth season of his hit animated Netflix series,
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Billy Eichner Teams With Judd Apatow, Nick Stoller for Romantic Comedy

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Billy Eichner Teams With Judd Apatow, Nick Stoller for Romantic Comedy
Billy Eichner is teaming up with Judd Apatow and Nick Stoller in a romantic comedy for Universal.

Eincher will star in the movie and co-write the screenplay with Stoller, who will direct. Apatow will produce the film about two men with commitment problems attempting a relationship.

It’s the second Apatow project unveiled by Universal in the past week. The studio announced last week that Apatow would direct and produce Pete Davidson’s currently untitled semi-autobiographical comedy. It has already been given a prime summer release date of June 19, 2020.

Eichner is a three-time Emmy nominee for his series, “Billy on the Street.” His credits include “Difficult People” and “Parks and Recreation.” He is currently developing his first comedy special for Netflix. On the TV front, he’s starring in Season 2 of Netflix’s “Friends From College” and recently appeared in Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story: Apocalypse.”

Stoller’s directing credits include “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,
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Judd Apatow’s Pete Davidson Comedy Gets 2020 Release Date

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Universal Pictures has given a prime summer release date of June 19, 2020, to Pete Davidson’s untitled semi-autobiographical comedy from director Judd Apatow.

The studio made the announcement Friday, three days after unveiling the project. The Universal Pictures film is written by Apatow, Davidson, and Dave Sirus.

Davidson, who grew up in Staten Island, lost his firefighter father in the Sept. 11 attacks, started performing stand-up comedy at the age of 16, and joined the cast of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” in 2014 at age 20. Davidson’s coming-of-age film “Big Time Adolescence” premiered Monday at the Sundance Film Festival.

Apatow will produce the pic for his Apatow Productions alongside Barry Mendel. They share producing credits on “The Big Sick,” “Bridesmaids,” “This Is 40,” “Trainwreck,” and “Funny People.” Production will be starting this summer in New York City.

The Davidson-Apatow movie is the second to land on the June 19, 2020, date. It joins an untitled Pixar movie.
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NBC Orders ‘Bring The Funny’ Comedy Competition Series With Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen, Jeff Foxworthy & Amanda Seales

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NBC is teaming with Just For Laughs on Bring The Funny, a new comedy competition series that aims to find the next great comedic act. The network ordered 10 episodes of the series that will feature SNL‘s Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy as judges, with comedian Amanda Seales as host.

The announcement comes as Fox is developing Funny People, a reality-competition series featuring rising comics.

Bring The Funny, billed as a new competition series for the next generation of comedy lovers, will feature the best of the best stand-ups, sketch troupes and comedic variety acts, according to the show’s official description. “From solo comics to sketch troupes to musicians, magicians, podcasters, puppeteers, YouTubers and more – anyone who can make audiences laugh will have the chance to receive the career-changing $250,000 prize package and see their name in lights in the Bring the Funny showcase.”

“Great comedians know how
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SNL's Pete Davidson Teaming Up with Judd Apatow for an Autobiographical Comedy

Judd Apatow has been out of the movie directing game for the last few years, as he has focused on some TV projects. The last big screen direction we saw from him was the 2015 Amy Schumer comedy, Trainwreck, which was hilarious and a big boost for Schumer’s career.

Apatow is now teaming up with SNL’s Pete Davidson for a comedy that will look to do the same for him. Davidson wrote the script with Apatow and Dave Sirus, and Davidson will star in what will be a semi-autobiographical comedy about his life growing up in Staten Island, New York.

Davidson lost his father as a child on September 11th, 2001, and started doing stand-up as a teenager in New York, landing SNL as one of the youngest cast members in the show’s history when he was just 20. His comedy is truthful and raw, and usually based on controversial subjects.
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Judd Apatow's Next Movie Is the Pete Davidson Version of 8 Mile

Judd Apatow's Next Movie Is the Pete Davidson Version of 8 Mile
In the late 2000s, Judd Apatow was churning out what seemed to be a new movie every week, whether it be as a director or mostly a producer. A decade later, and he's slowed his roll quite a bit. He hasn't helmed a movie since 2015's Trainwreck, which served as a centerpiece for Amy Schumer, offering a semi-autobiographical look at the comedian's life. Now, he's locked in his next project, and it's quite similiar. Only this time he'll be putting SNL Not Ready for Prime Time Player Pete Davidson under the microscope.

There is a lot going on with Pete Davidson, who most recently tweeted out a suicide scare that concerned quite a few fans and cohorts in the comedy world. He also recently broke up with pop star Ariana Grande after a much publicized engagement. The new comedy will put a skewed mask on these woes, though Pete won't necessarily be playing himself.
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Judd Apatow to Direct ‘SNL’ Cast Member Pete Davidson in Autobiographical Comedy

Judd Apatow to Direct ‘SNL’ Cast Member Pete Davidson in Autobiographical Comedy
Judd Apatow hasn’t been behind the camera for a big screen project since teaming up with Amy Schumer on Trainwreck back in 2015. Now Universal Pictures is reteaming with the director of Knocked Up and Funny People for a new untitled comedy starring Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson. Deadline has word on Judd […]

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Pete Davidson Teams With Judd Apatow for Semi-Autobiographical Comedy

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Pete Davidson Teams With Judd Apatow for Semi-Autobiographical Comedy
Pete Davidson will star in an untitled semi-autobiographical comedy from director Judd Apatow.

The Universal Pictures film is written by Apatow, Davidson, and Dave Sirus.

Davidson, who grew up in Staten Island, lost his firefighter father in the September 11 attacks. Davidson has said that his dad’s death has greatly influenced his work, including starting stand-up comedy at the age of 16.

He joined the cast of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” in 2014 at age 20. Davidson’s coming-of-age film “Big Time Adolescence” premiered Monday at the Sundance Film Festival, where the actor dropped by the Variety Studio.

Apatow will produce the pic for his Apatow Productions alongside Barry Mendel. They share producing credits on “The Big Sick,” “Bridesmaids,” “This Is 40,” “Trainwreck,” and “Funny People.”

Apatow has directed five films for Universal, including “Knocked Up” and “The 40 Year Old Virgin.” Universal executive vice president of production Erik Baiers will oversee
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Crashing Season 3: Judd Apatow on Approaching Difficult Topics in Comedy

Chris Longo Jan 30, 2019

We spoke with executive producer and director Judd Apatow about his career and Crashing Season 3.

In his critically acclaimed 2018 Netflix special, “The Return,” Judd Apatow fondly recalled his stand-up comedy roots. He worked as a teenager in East Side Comedy Club in Long Island where he saw the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Rosie O’Donnell, Jim Carrey and Eddie Murphy perform. The Huntington, Long Island club, which shuttered in 1995, became a home away from home for Apatow during a time when his parents were going through marital trouble. He joked in the special that he returned to stand-up comedy to “lower his salary and self-esteem,” but a throughline of Apatow’s career has been a fascination with the plight of the stand-up comic, from his film Funny People, to his work with Pete Holmes on Crashing, and the recent HBO documentary on the late Gary Shandling which he executive produced.
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