It’s worth remembering that before the recent brouhaha about Edgar Wright and Ant-Man that this episode wasn’t the first time that Marvel Studios has struggled in its relationship with talent. There was Terrence Howard‘s somewhat unceremonious replacement as James “Rhodey” Rhodes in the Iron Man movies, and there was that time Eward Norton‘s Bruce Banner suddenly looked a lot like Mark Ruffalo. But in in one specific case, it appears that bygones aren’t yet bygones. During a recent interview, actor Mickey Rourke re-affirmed that if he gets a collect call from Marvel, he will not be accepting the charges. (more…)
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In a triumph for those of us who actually understand how satire works (as well as how Faux Outrage is something to be ignored), Stephen Colbert has been announced by CBS as the replacement for David Letterman, following the late night staple’s retirement in 2015. The deal Colbert has signed is reportedly for five years, thus ending his decade long run at Comedy Central anchoring one of the best pieces of televised satire ever conceived on The Colbert Report.
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Joe Garden, as reported before here on nerdbastards.com, is picking up the pace and showing up in the press in some unexpected places. I was able to catch up with Joe (of The Onion fame) and get a few words about the campaign for this dark horse of the late night battle in his own words. Read on and when you’re done…I’ve got a treat for ya.
“Vote Joe was started when NBC announced that Leno was leaving Tonight and Conan was sliding into that vacancy. As someone who’s always loved Late Night, and as someone who is tangentially involved with entertainment, we (being myself and my friends Jeff Perry and Chris Pauls) decided that I would throw my hat into the ring and try to land the seat for Late Night. I mean, Conan got it, and he wasn’t exactly a tried and true television personality.
More than anything, it was a good excuse for friends to collaborate and come up with some stupid comedy. So we made a run for it, but never really giving it the commitment we could have. When they announced Jimmy Fallon was going to replace Conan, we just released a statement and packed it in.
Then this Tonight-Jay Leno Show kerfuffle went boom, and people kept asking me about it. And I realized that history had not passed me by. Well, it had, but it did a wide U-Turn and was passing by again, and if I wasn’t a dope, I could grab the reins and ride that fucker into greatness! Or at least a few more jokes.”
(Post by nerdbastards contributor Melissa Fouch Machowski)
For those of you following the gloves-off battle-of-the-late-night comedy wits, you should know that Conan put his show up for sale on Craigslist! I’m a Conan fan who cannot understand why people think Jay Leno is funny so I am loving Conan’s antics and attitude over this whole stupid scandal. To add to my anti-Jay Leno fuel, Leno has been a total douchebag about this. I would personally love to shake Jimmy Kimmel’s hand for ripping Leno to shreds in this 10 at 10 segment: (more…)