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 co-starred 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.
Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Zach Galifianakis and a Talbot Runhof-clad Heather Graham got friendly with fans at the Paris premiere of The Hangover Part III last night. Ed Helms also joined his crew for the red carpet fun, snapping pictures and signing autographs on his way into the screening. It was a special night for Justin, who was accompanied by his new fiancée, Lia Smith, for the fun in France as well.
Although the cast will be parting ways as they wrap up their tour for the final film of their Hangover trilogy, the boys and Heather have gotten in some quality time on their current promotional trail. The crew debuted the film in LA last Monday and they partied it up in London after the UK premiere on Thursday night. The Hangover gang still appeared happy to celebrate the film in France last night, despite the movie's US box office loss to Fast & Furious 6 over the weekend.
When The Hangover was released in 2009, nobody was expecting much from the comedy starring three under-the-radar actors — which is exactly why the surprisingly hilarious and original film took the world by storm and killed it at the box office. Fast-forward four years, and we're upon the release of The Hangover Part III, which suffers from the opposite effect. The film is highly anticipated by fans hoping to re-create the magic of the original (and forget Part II), but aside from a few sporadic laughs, the film is another disappointing instalment in a franchise that should have quit while it was ahead.
I have to give some credit to director Todd Phillips, who at least tried to go in a new direction with Part III. The "what happened last night?" formula showcased in the first two films is left behind this time, favouring a straight plotline centred on Alan (Zach Galifianakis) hitting rock bottom and the Wolfpack setting off on a road trip to get him to rehab. You don't need me to tell you that the plan goes terribly awry when Doug (Justin Bartha) is taken hostage and the guys are tasked with tracking down the elusive Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong). What you may not expect is that the story is so uneven that I actually found myself missing all the blacked-out-drunken drama. Without that element, it feels like one of the characters is missing from the movie.
To see what else I thought of The Hangover Part III, just keep reading.
London got a large dose of star power on Wednesday when the cast of The Hangover hit the red carpet to premiere the third instalment of their franchise. Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Todd Phillips, Ken Jeong and Heather Graham met up in front of the cameras to pose for pictures and chat among themselves, flashing plenty of smiles along the way. It was their second big event of the week after also bringing the movie to LA on Monday. It looked like Zach was on his best behaviour in the UK following his funny antics at the West Coast premiere — Zach hopped into a car trunk before walking the carpet with his formerly homeless friend, Mimi Haist.
It was a wild reunion for the cast of The Hangover at the premiere of the franchise's third instalment in LA today. Bradley Cooper broke from the NYC set of American Hustle to attend the big event alongside Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis. The trio showed love for their co-star 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 release, which is out in Australia on May 23.
The first teaser for The Hangover Part III is awesome, but it left me with so many questions. Why is the Wolfpack stuck in yet another dangerous situation? Where is Stu's face tattoo? Why does Alan have a pet giraffe? Some of these get answered in the brand-new trailer, and we get a lot more information about the movie, opening May 23. Even if you've seen the teaser, here's why you might want to check out the full trailer.
- Alan gets an intervention. Apparently Alan (Zach Galifianakis) has been off his meds for six months, so the gang comes together to help Alan agree to go to rehab, and even Phil (Bradley Cooper) is supportive.
- We find out more of the plot. The Wolfpack gets hijacked in the desert on the way to rehab by a gangster (John Goodman) looking for Mr. Chow. He forces the boys to track him down, leading them to both Tijuana and Vegas.
- We know why Doug isn't there. Of course, Goodman's character decides Doug (Justin Bartha) is the best guy to kidnap as insurance. Why does it always have to be Doug?
Get a peek at the new trailer after the jump.
This week we got a peek at the first poster for The Hangover Part III, and now we get to see the Wolfpack in action in the first teaser for Todd Phillips' comedy. This time, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Stu (Ed Helms) are reunited when Alan's father dies, and somehow they end up on the road to Vegas together, possibly with the intent of burning down the city. The teaser doesn't give that much away about the film, but it does give us a sneak peek of Alan's angelic voice, returning players Ken Jeong and Heather Graham, and new cast members John Goodman and Melissa McCarthy.
The Hangover Part III is supposedly the last film in the series, and I really hope it can recapture some of the magic and originality of the first one, because the second one was kind of a disaster. I'm also going to need a little more information before I can get jazzed about the movie. Like where did Stu's Mike Tyson tattoo go? And why are they even going back to Vegas? We'll get a full-length trailer before the film's May 23 release, but until then, you can watch the teaser after the jump.
Earlier this week, we saw Zach Galifianakis interview Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and more for part one of his Oscars edition of Between Two Ferns. In part two, he sits down with another crop of nominees, including Jessica Chastain, Sally Field, and his co-star from The Hangover, Bradley Cooper. The animosity hits an all-time high when Zach offers Bradley a potential acceptance speech for his big night — and let's just say it's not exactly what Bradley had in mind.
This year's Oscar nominees have been through a lot of intense interviews over the last few months, but leave it to Zach Galifianakis to lighten the mood. Nominees Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts, Christoph Waltz, Anne Hathaway and Amy Adams all got caught Between Two Ferns for a very special Oscar edition of the web series. Lawrence holds her own, Hathaway appears to have imbibed a little too much, and we learn Christoph Waltz may have a slightly controversial tattoo. Watch!