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Nick Swardson Is Taking Rob Schneider's Place in 'Grown Ups 2'

It looks like one of the stars of Grown Ups will be missing when the inevitable sequel comes out this summer. Rob Schneider is the only one of the central five characters who isn't returning for Grown Ups 2, and he's been replaced by his fellow Adam Sandler regular Nick Swardson. Swardson will play an alcoholic school bus driver who's the brother of Rob Schneider's character from the original and sports a similar hairstyle.

The reasons for Schneider not being included in the film are unclear. In a radio interview last year, Schneider cited money issues and a scheduling conflict with his CBS sitcom Rob, explaining, "They're doing [...]

Adam Sandler Tells Hurricane Sandy What's What

Adam Sandler took the stage at the Hurricane Sandy 12-12-12 benefit concert last night to belt out this parody version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," entitled "Sandy, Screw Ya." Other comedians performing at the benefit included Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, and non-comedy people like Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney & Nirvana, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Kanye West, and Billy Crystal.

What Does the Opening Weekend Failure of 'That's My Boy' Mean?

Up until this weekend there were arguably two true movie stars: Will Smith and Adam Sandler. Now there is one (maybe) and it isn't Adam Sandler. A real movie star is not just a very famous person or an actor/actress who seems to always get big parts. Movie stars can open movies by themselves. Movie stars guarantee an $100 million box office regardless of the quality of the film. That was Adam Sandler last June but it isn't him anymore, as That's My Boy finished this past weekend in 5th place, earning only $13 million.

How Adam Sandler Auditioned for 'SNL' and Stalked David Letterman

In another example of young fanhood, Adam Sandler admitted to revering Letterman. As did his SNL cohorts, so they would time their days to make sure they could just look at Letterman. Not joke with Letterman or even talk with him, just look at him. It's hard to say if these daily sneaked peaks helped any of their careers but Sandler is definitely doing a lot better than his Vicks Vapor Rub joke days.

The Lost Roles of Norm Macdonald

While not the most versatile SNL cast member ever, Norm Macdonald is certainly one of the most beloved in the show’s storied history, having achieved cult hero status with comedy fans for his blunt, aloof style and his razor-sharp wit. Since he was ousted from the Weekend Update desk and subsequently left Saturday Night Live, Macdonald has struggled to find the proper vehicle for his comedy in the world of TV and films. His sitcoms (The Norm Show, A Minute with Stan Hooper) and Sports Show didn’t last long, while his movies (Dirty Work, Screwed) both flopped. Still, Norm Macdonald’s one of the funniest guys around, whether it be [...]

Adam Sandler's Next Movie Will Be About a Blended Family

Adam Sandler has signed on to star in a new untitled comedy about a blended family, Deadline reports. The movie follows Jim and Lauren, who go on a disastrous blind date and then get stuck together in a family resort with each of their kids from previous marriages, causing them to come closer together. Sandler is eyeing a small group of actresses for the part of Lauren, including his Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates costar Drew Barrymore. Sandler's next movie was supposed to be a western comedy called Ridiculous 6, but this family movie pushes that project back. I know that's rough news for all of [...]

Adam Sandler is Finally Making a Western

Adam Sandler's next movie will be Ridiculous 6, a comedy western he just sold to Paramount. Sandler will be writing the script with his old partner-in-crime, Tim Herlihy, according to Deadline. Herlihy began working with Sandler on SNL and wrote some of his most beloved comedies with him, including Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, and Big Daddy. The plot is still being kept under wraps, but Ridiculous 6 is confirmed to be a comedy western, and the title recalls the classic western The Magnificent Seven. It'll probably just be Sandler and the rest of the Grown Ups riding around on horses and getting into gunfights, with, say, Nick Swardson [...]

Adam Sandler's Hidden Truth

"Sandler's truth is that his onscreen persona has aged with his fans and experienced the same things at roughly the same time they've experienced it. Over the course of 20 years, Adam Sandler has gone from being a staple of sleepovers to dorm rooms to lousy apartments to the suburbs. And in that time he's remained, essentially, the same guy: He's… the loudmouth buddy who's progressively less fun to hang out with as you get older." – From Grantland's Steven Hyden's beautiful account of the slight honesty in Sandler's films and the inevitability of growing too old for them.

Andy Samberg Talks about Missing 'SNL' While Adam Sandler Acts Like His Dad

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Awwww, Adam, Andy isn't actually your son; you don't have to be so fawning. "My boy Andy is so smart and so nice and so funny and so handsome. And what a head he has on his shoulders." Adam Sandler is arguably the most financially successful former SNL cast member so there are worse people in the world to listen to. I can't wait the six months before " The Chanukah Song 2012 Rap Remix" comes out.

Taylor Lautner to Make Grown Ups 2 the Greatest Movie of All Time

I know we were all already about as excited as humanly possible for the sequel to Adam Sandler's seminal hit comedy Grown Ups, but now, somehow, the anticipation has just been ratcheted up another notch: Teen Choice Award-winning actor and sit-up enthusiast Taylor Lautner has been added to the cast. Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Maya Rudolph and Salma Hayek were already set to reprise their roles from the original, but now with Lautner on board in what is being described with total sincerity as a "fun" role by trade publications, I don't know if I have the personal fortitude to wait another year for [...]

Adam Sandler's 'That's My Boy' Receives 8 Razzie Nominations, Fewer than 'Jack and Jill'

Nominations for the 33rd Annual Razzie Awards, which honor the worst in film, were just announced, and the Adam Sandler/Andy Samberg vehicle That's My Boy received a whopping eight nominations. That's a lot, but it falls short of 12 nominations for Sandler's Jack and Jill last year. That's My Boy was nominated in just about every category, including Worst Picture, Worst Screen Ensemble, and Worst Actor (Adam Sandler), joining Battleship, Oogieloves, and the latest Twilight installment as one of 2012's most-nominated movies, Razzie-wise. That's My Boy had more nominations than any other comedy this year, beating out Madea's Witness Protection (4), A Thousand Words (3), What to Expect When You're Expecting (2), [...]

The Lost Roles of Chris Rock

Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring “what might have been” in movie and TV comedy as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each week and examine the parts they turned down, wanted but didn’t get, and the projects that fell apart altogether. This week, we turn our attention to Chris Rock, one of the most prominent stand-ups of his generation as well as an accomplished actor and writer. Let’s take a look at the roles Chris Rock almost played over the years, including Jimmy Olsen in Tim Burton’s Superman movie, voicing KITT the Talking Car in the Knight Rider reboot, and starring in a Richard Pryor [...]

The Lost Roles of Adam Sandler

Saturday Night Live has been known for being a movie star factory ever since original cast members Chevy Chase and John Belushi each made a smooth and triumphant transition to film stardom in 1978, but perhaps no ex-SNL star has had a longer run as a major box office draw than Adam Sandler. Sure, his movies are often the subject of critical scorn, but Sandler has proven he can consistently attract large audiences to see them. He may just be the biggest movie star – in terms of box office earnings – that SNL has ever churned out. That’s no small feat, considering that the show’s alumni include major [...]

Adam Sandler Is Thinking About a Three Mississippi Interception

We had reported over a year ago that Adam McKay was set to direct Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, and Alec Baldwin in the Thanksgiving football comedy Three Mississippi; however, in the last few months there was a fumble and a lot of wrestling over the ball. Recently, the ball seems to have rolled right to Adam Sandler's feet, as balls are wont to do. First, a film that explicitly was created to showcase Wahlberg and Baldwin's Departed-like banter lost Wahlberg to some action movie where guns are shot at foreigners. Then because of the surprise Anchorman sequel, McKay was out as well and Sean Anders was brought [...]