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Ben Stiller Says He's "Actively" Working on a 'Zoolander' Sequel

The last time Ben Stiller gave an update on a possible Zoolander sequel was when he called it "on hold" back in December, but according to Variety, the project has gone back to being an actively in-the-works sequel. While answering questions at the Taormina Film Festival recently, Stiller was asked whether Zoolander 2 will ever happen and assured fans that his production company Red Hour Films is "actively" working on a rewrite of the script: "I can't say that it's actually a reality yet, but I hope some day it is," he said. "It's been about 10 years now. It's going to be old Derek Zoolander."

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Comedy Central Orders New Series 'Big Time', from the Creators of 'Next Time on Lonny' and Producer Ben Stiller

After ordering a pilot in the fall, Comedy Central announced today that they've given a series order to a new comedy called Big Time in Hollywood, FL. The network has ordered 10 episodes of the series, created by Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf, who also created the popular web series Next Time on Lonny. Big Time follows two brothers who are aspiring filmmakers going on a cinematic journey after being kicked out of their parents' house. Ben Stiller is executive producing via his company Red Hour, and the show stars Anfanger, Lenny Jacobson, Kathy Baker, Stephen Tobolowsky and Jon Bass. This is the second new Comedy Central show [...]

This Week in Comedy: A Movie from the 'Workaholics' Guys, and Damon Wayans Jr. Returns to 'New Girl'

-Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are producing a movie that the guys from Workaholics will write and star in.

-Damon Wayans Jr. returned to New Girl for the first time since the pilot, and he'll be staying for the rest of season three.

-Here's a big old pile of quotes from Tina Fey.

-Adam Scott's latest Greatest Event in Television History special aired, taking on the Too Close for Comfort opening credits this time with help from Catherine O'Hara, Jon Hamm, Kathryn Hahn, and more.

-We looked at Go to Hell, Mike Piazza, the baseball movie from Ben Stiller and Mike Piazza that was never made.

-We interviewed Jason Mantzoukas about The [...]

Ben Stiller Thinks Penn Jillette Is The Worst

Penn Jillette has been raising money on FundAnything for his film Director's Cut, in which he will finally get to play a bad guy in a movie. Luckily, Ben Stiller already think he's pretty awful.

Ben Stiller Is Remaking 'Reality Bites' as an NBC Show

Nearly 20 years after its release, Ben Stiller is prepping a TV adaptation of the first movie he ever directed. Deadline reports that Stiller is developing a TV version of Reality Bites, the 1994 Gen X rom-com that he starred in alongside Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke. Helen Childress, who wrote the original movie, will also write the script to the pilot for the single-camera series that will revolved around Ryder's character, Lelaina Pierce, and her friends in Houston in the early '90s. Stiller will executive producer via his company Red Hour, where he has two new shows on the way, the IFC sketch series The Birthday [...]

Ben Stiller's Next Two Film Projects Are Super Serious

After taking a big dramatic turn in 2013's Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller is continuing his foray into serious movies with his next two projects. According to A.V. Club, Stiller is in talks to star in Alan Ball's upcoming film I Am Chippendales, which tells the tale of Somen Banerjee's rise to success as the famous male strip club's founder who later hired hit men to kill some of his associates. Stiller will play one of those (alleged) associate victims Nick DeNoia, Banerjee's choreographer and business partner. Aside from Stiller's dramatic acting work, he's also reportedly in talks to direct The Current War, a historical drama about Thomas Edison [...]

Ben Stiller Says 'Zoolander 2' Is "On Hold"

It looks like the wait for the long-rumored Zoolander sequel has just gotten longer. In an interview with ShortList Magazine, Ben Stiller had the following to say about the next time he'll play Derek on the big screen:

What’s the latest on Zoolander 2? Will it ever happen?

Right now, it’s on hold. There’s a script we like, but I don’t want to force it, because people who love that movie really love it, so I want to make sure we do the sequel the right way. Mike Myers did it well with the Austin Powers movies – they were all funny, and very ‘of their time’. And [...]

'Go to Hell, Mike Piazza': The Ben Stiller/Mike Piazza Baseball Comedy That Never Was

"The Script Pile" is a biweekly column on Splitsider that takes a look at the screenplays for high-profile movie and TV comedies that never made it to the screen.

In 2001, hot on the heels of major hits There's Something About Mary and Meet the Parents, Ben Stiller became arguably the biggest comedic movie star going. In the heat of this success, Stiller almost made a movie called Go to Hell, Mike Piazza, in which he would have played a guy who's hellbent on ruining the life of the famous MLB catcher, who he grew up with – and Mike Piazza was close to co-starring in the movie as himself.

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Watch a New Trailer for Ben Stiller's 'Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

Here's a new trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which comes out this Christmas from director (and star) Ben Stiller. Like the first trailer, it makes the movie look much more beautiful and cinematic than any comedy in recent memory.

Comedy Central Orders Pilot from 'Next Time on Lonny' Creators, Produced by Ben Stiller

Another pair of web video kingpins are making a show for Comedy Central. Following the successes of the Workaholics guys and an upcoming show from the stars/creators of the web series Broad City, Comedy Central has ordered a pilot from Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf, the creators of the hit web series Next Time on Lonny, Deadline reports. The single-camera pilot is called Big Time, following two aspiring filmmaker brothers who go on a cinematic journey after being kicked out of their parents' house. Ben Stiller is producing the show via his company Red Hour, and Stephen Tobolowsky and Kathy Baker have been cast as the siblings' parents. [...]

Comedy Central Orders Victorian-Era Pilot Created by and Starring Natasha Leggero

It's a good week for new Comedy Central shows, especially now with the news of their most recent pilot order from Ben Stiller's production company Red Hour created by and starring Burning Love staple and Tubbin' with Tash star Natasha Leggero. According to Deadline, Leggero will star with Garfunkel and Oates' Riki Lindhome in the Victorian-era reality show spoof Another Period that "follows the misadventures of Newport’s first family, The Bellacourts, a family with nothing to offer the world, but who have so much money that it doesn’t matter. The show centers around the oldest Bellacourt sisters, Lillian (Leggero) and Beatrice (Lindhome), who care only about how [...]

Watch an Extended, 6-Minute Trailer for Ben Stiller's 'Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

Despite some early Oscar talk and some visually compelling trailers, Ben Stiller's new movie Secret Life of Walter Mitty has been receiving mixed/negative reviews so far. Nevertheless, here's an extra-long, six-minute trailer for the movie, which looks a visually neato as the rest of the trailers we've seen for it.

Watch Ben Stiller in a New Episode of 'The Birthday Boys'

IFC released the latest episode of their new sketch show, The Birthday Boys, online a little early today. Not set to air until Friday, here's the entire fourth episode of the show which features guest star Ben Stiller appearing in multiple sketches (Stiller also executive produces the show). The episode also features guest appearances from Frank Caliendo and Matt Besser, and of course, series regular Bob Odenkirk.

Everybody From Comedy Is In This Arcade Fire Special

After Arcade Fire appeared as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, NBC gave the band a half hour to debut some new material on the network. What aired was this surreal Roman Coppola special with the songs "Here Comes the Night Time," "We Exist," and "Normal Person." The video also includes giant masks and cameos from Rainn Wilson, Ben Stiller, James Franco, Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, Bill Hader, Zach Galifianakis, and a Spanish-speaking Michael Cera.