See the Grand Budapest Hotel Built Entirely in Legos, if You Must

Kelly Conaboy · 06/13/14 11:46AM

Because there is endless Internet and 24 hours in every single day that demand to be filled, (and in order to celebrate the release of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel on Blu-Ray), Fox Searchlight has released a video of the Grand Budapest Hotel being built entirely out of Legos.

Lawsuit Accuses Hit Show New Girl of "Blatant Plagiarism"

Lacey Donohue · 01/17/14 03:01PM

In a lawsuit filed in California federal court on Thursday, two screenwriters argue that New Girl, the hit Fox comedy that debuted in 2011, is based upon their pilot script for a show entitled Square One. Stephanie Counts and Shari Gold are suing New Girl creator Elizabeth Meriwether, executive producer Peter Chernin, Fox, and WME and demanding an injunction that halts filming and distribution of the show.

Lacey Donohue · 01/15/14 01:37PM

Two days after Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly eulogized the end of pilot season, CBS Entertainment chief Nina Tassler told reporters at TCA, "Pilot season isn't perfect…But pilot season does work for us." Yes, it totally works if you hate actual comedy and love laugh tracks.

​Breakdowns: Christmas Comes Early for Community and Sherlock Fans

Lacey Donohue · 12/24/13 01:40PM

If all you wanted from Santa was a Sherlock mini-episode and a glimpse of Dean Pelton, today is your lucky day. Merry Christmas! And I'll take this opportunity to also wish a very Merry Christmas to those of you who watched The Sound of Music Live! even though you've ruined TV forever.

Breakdowns: Aziz Ansari Releases Another Clip From His Standup Special

Beejoli Shah · 10/30/13 11:47AM

Aziz Ansari releases the second preview of his upcoming standup special and it's magical; The Flight of the Conchords isn't back, but Bret McKenzie is with a new animated show; Jonah Hill's jeans should win a best at supporting an actor's paunch Oscar; and Amy Poehler has really rubbed Rob Lowe the wrong way.

It Costs Almost $11K A Second To Advertise During The Big Bang Theory

Beejoli Shah · 10/14/13 01:51PM

It costs $326,260 to air a 30-second commercial on The Big Bang Theory. Breaking it down further, that is $10,875.33 a second. To put that in perspective, the average American makes $52,100 a year, which is $25.04 an hour, 41 cents a minute, and less than a cent per second. The Big Bang Theory makes almost 2 million times more than you at any given moment.

Beejoli Shah · 10/11/13 05:10PM

Fox, showing a commitment to both casual racism and subpar attempts at humor, has ordered six more episodes of Dads. Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi will continue to play caricatures of Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi trapped in awful roles.

Breakdowns: Steven Spielberg's "Musician" Kids Sign With Jay-Z's Label

Beejoli Shah · 10/03/13 12:38PM

Being a DJ is the new being a lazy drug addict when it comes to jobs for celebrity children; Vine is the way to become a celebrity drug addict when you don't have famous parents; Sleepy Hollow got picked up for season 2 and ughhhhh I can't it's so awful just stop; Exxon is suing FXX over a logo, because those are the pressing matters at hand, not oil spill cleanups.

Breakdowns: Arrested Development Will Not Go Gracefully Into The Night

Beejoli Shah · 09/25/13 12:49PM

Arrested Development will definitely, maybe be back on Netflix whether you like it or not; Sony is shooting celebrities into space, godwilling; Tommy Pickles might be Adam Levine's new BFF, and Officer Gordon is getting his own show because, like, fuck that Batman dude.

Can Journalism Save Hollywood? (Or Vice Versa?)

Beejoli Shah · 08/29/13 03:47PM

After Earth failed. Lone Ranger flopped. R.I.P.D. fizzled. Studios' cash cow—the effects-laden, foreign-audience-compatible blockbuster—is drying up, and Hollywood is looking around for something new. What if the only thing that can save it… is another floundering industry?