"He's so real in that performance that you forget that that's not how he is at all. It would just be surreal to watch somebody playing something so real, and instantly after you call 'Cut!' he's back to normal Chris Welch." Miked Judge recently wrote about working with Christopher Evan Welch, who died of lung cancer in December, and filming Silicon Valley's now-famous "Burger King" scene.
Mondays suck. But you can improve this one just a little by watching the first episode of John Oliver's new show, Last Week Tonight, which HBO has generously made available to mere peasants by putting it on YouTube.
In honor of Presidents Day, President Barack Obama is celebrating the holiday by sitting at home and watching his favorite television shows. The only difference between Obama and a normal person is that Obama is probably sitting at home watching advance episodes of Game of Thrones while you're stuck watching the season 3 trailer over and over.
HBO has released another trailer for a criminally underrated show that you might not have had a chance to check out yet; Rich Kids who don't know how to read books are now getting their own book; Jon Hamm may not be a child-abandoning, Xenu-eschewing nutbag, but his newest trailer shows that he still ain't no Tom Cruise; Jennifer Lawrence continues her quiet campaign of world domination.
After John Oliver spent eight weeks this summer filling in for The Daily Show host Jon Stewart who was off filming his directorial debut Rosewater (and not living out a live action Lord of the Rings roleplay, as Oliver would have had you believe), many were convinced that those 32 episodes were a mark that he'd soon be taking over Stewart's seat. HBO moved quickly and announced today that Oliver would be hosting a weekly comedy talk show for their network, set to premiere next year.
In an article in The Wall Street Journal, media and marketing editor Martin Peers lays out the complicated manner in which he was able to get HBO without being beholden to a bundle of other cable channels—but before you start showering your roommates in bits of electrical wire in a cord-cutting celebration dance, it's important to note that Peers didn't really get rid of all his channels, and he didn't save much money either.
HBO just released the trailer for the upcoming Matthew McConaughey / Woody Harrelson crime thriller True Detective and holy Jesus I think I just came.