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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris Pair Up for 'Vacation Friends'

According to Deadline, real-life husband and wife Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have found a co-starring vehicle together in the upcoming Fox comedy Vacation Friends, a film by sibling writing team Tom and Tim Mullen with Hot Tub Time Machine's Steve Pink onboard to direct. Vacation Friends is described as "What About Bob? with a couple" and follows Pratt and Faris as "a crazy wild couple that bonds with a straight laced couple on vacation in Mexico. They have a great time, and then want to rekindle the fun. Once the other couple gets back to their normal life, it’s not nearly the same kind of fun and [...]

Anna Faris to Star in Chuck Lorre's New CBS Pilot 'Mom'

The House Bunny and Scary Movie star Anna Faris has just been cast as the lead in Chuck Lorre's new CBS pilot Mom, TV Line reports. Mom will be a multi-camera show starring Faris as a newly sober single mom trying to put her life back together in Napa Valley. Chuck Lorre, the man behind CBS's mega-hit sitcoms Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, and Mike & Molly, is co-creating and producing Mom alongside his Two and a Half Men cohorts Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker. Given Lorre's strong relationship and track record with CBS, this looks like it'll be a sure thing this pilot [...]

Chris Pratt Answers Questions, Is Loveable

You ever get the feeling that the stars of Parks & Recreation knowingly act like their characters? Nick Offerman seems to revel in the extreme masculinity hoisted upon to him. Chris Pratt, though far more capable than Andy, apes his characters wide-eyed, big ol' lugness. In his interview with GQ, there are many quoteables that easily could be something Andy would say, well, if he was an actor who played a character like Andy on television. Mostly though, he comes off as humble mixed with Andy's sense of wonder:

Trade Roundup: I Give It a Year, Only Fools & Horses, Andrea Martin

An early 2013 UK release date has been set for the London-filmed I Give It a Year, starring Rose Byrne, Anna Faris and Stephen Merchant, and written and directed by Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator Dan Mazer. It's a comedy about "a young couple in their first year of marriage," or as they say in England, "a young couple in their first year of marriage."

In other Bridesmaids star news, Wendi McLendon-Covey will be starring in ABC's Only Fools & Horses pilot (after Goldie Hawn left The Viagra Diaries and freed her from her role in that). Anyway, she and Steve Carell would definitely make this [...]

Anna Faris, Kenan Thompson and a Huge Fan Come Together to Promote This Week's SNL

Here are this week's SNL promos, featuring Anna Faris, Kenan Thompson and a visual pun I am sort of amazed they haven't pulled out before. Also: Keenan does look pretty different in person, right?

Watch Trailers for CBS's New Comedies, Featuring Will Arnett, Robin Williams, and Other People

CBS released a bunch of trailers for its new fall shows this afternoon. Here's one for The Millers that stars Arrested Development's Will Arnett and doesn't really look anything like Arrested Development. See below for trailers for new comedies The Crazy Ones, Mom, and We Are Men, starring Robin Williams, Anna Faris, and Tony Shalhoub, respectively.

Stephen Merchant and Anna Faris Star in Ali G/Borat Writer Dan Mazer's New Rom-Com

Here's the trailer for I Give It a Year, a romantic comedy from Dan Mazer, Sacha Baron Cohen's longtime writing partner who co-wrote and produced Da Ali G Show, Borat, and Brüno. The movie, Mazer's first as a director, stars Rose Byrne, Anna Faris, Rafe Spall, Simon Baker, and Stephen Merchant, and judging by the trailer, it has just as many sex jokes as you'd expect from a romantic comedy by the writer of Borat.

New Dictator Trailer Drops General Aladeen in the Real World

Steer clear of this Dictator trailer if you don't want to learn too much about the plot. For the rest of us, it's a pretty fun departure from the fast and furious previous trailers. And hey, there's John C. Reilly and Anna Faris and Jason Mantzoukas and – is that Jon Glaser ordering a coffee? Why yes, I think it is.

How Female Hosts Are Making SNL's Season Memorable

Anna Faris, Zooey Deschanel, Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone, Maya Rudolph: this article makes a good case for why this season of SNL has been so "unusually rich in funny, provocative female-focused moments." Amazing recent female performances in movies and TV translates into comedically stronger female hosts, which means sketches that don't just feature that host as a straight man or "hot girl." Time to chalk "better SNL episodes" up on our gigantic list of reasons to keep making funny movies about women, right?

Why Isn't Anna Faris Ever in Great Movies?

What's Your Number?'s numbers are in, and they aren't good. The movie had "the fifth-worst debut ever for a movie in more than 3,000 theaters," making only $5.6 million at the box office.

So okay, not the brightest star on Anna Faris' IMDB page. OR IS IT? Because there aren't too many bright stars there. No, it is a cloudy, cloudy night on Anna Faris' IMDB page, so cloudy that you can't even see Orion. I'm going to stop with the star analogy now. She's been featured in a dizzying number of not-great movies, from the My Super Ex-Girlfriend, the Scary Movie series, Alvin & the [...]

CBS Orders Comedy Series Starring Robin Williams, Will Arnett, and Anna Faris

CBS today announced that they've picked up four new comedy series for the fall. Here's the rundown on the new shows:

Mom comes from co-creator Chuck Lorre and stars Anna Faris as a newly-sober single mother working as a waitress in Napa Valley. The Millers comes from My Name Is Earl creator Greg Garcia and stars Will Arnett as a newly-divorced guy whose parents move in with him. Crazy Ones is a father-daughter workplace comedy created by David E. Kelley that stars Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar. The network's final new comedy, We Are Men, stars Chris Smith, Kal Penn, Tony Shalhoub, and Jerry O'Connell as four guys [...]

Love and Laughter: 9 Famous Couples Who Came Together via Comedy

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The past decade has seen a major boom in the comedy industry, as more and more avenues for funny people to make comedy (original cable shows, podcasts, Twitter, etc.) have emerged, meaning more and more people are employed in comedy than ever before. Sometimes, these funny people date, marry, and even have children with each other, combining their funny genetics to produce (presumably) even funnier spawn. From Will Arnett and Amy Poehler to Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, it seems like there are more of these comedy couples by [...]

Anna Faris on Sacha Baron Cohen's Scarily Dogged Improvisational Skills

Did you know that Anna Faris grew up acting in Arthur Miller and plays about the Holocaust? This profile details how she moved from those roles to House Bunny and Scary Movie, and most recently The Dictator. Here's how she describes her experience working on the improv-heavy set of the latter:

“You have to really be on your toes be very malleable,” says Faris. “Sacha definitely thrives on making people uncomfortable. He’s like a bulldog that way. When he senses he’s making someone mildly uncomfortable, he just clenches on and won’t let go. It’s fun for an actor to be able to play off that. You just had [...]

SNL Recap: Anna Faris and Happy (Early) Halloween!

Over the years viewers have come up with all sorts of excuses to justify their predisposed disappointment with SNL. “They keep doing the same sketches over and over.” “The sketches run too long.” “They keep getting crappy hosts.” “The guy who does Obama sucks.” “Bring Piscopo back.”

You know what complaint you never hear? “Man, it’s mid-October, and they didn’t do a single Halloween sketch.”

I understand SNL's preoccupation with centering its episodes on an upcoming holiday. Holiday-themed sketches help keep the show relevant, making the conceptual, out-of-touch material coming out of the writers room more accessible to those pushing their carts past holiday displays at Walgreens. The holiday [...]