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Jim Carrey Does His Best Aidy Bryant Impersonation in His 'SNL' Promos

Here's the promo reel for this week's SNL hosted by Jim Carrey, which is full of spooky Halloween references, attempts to start trending online, and Carrey's spot-on impersonation of cast member Aidy Bryant.

The 'Dumb and Dumber To' Trailer Is Finally Here

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels visited The Tonight Show last night to finally premiere the trailer of Dumb and Dumber To, which you can watch in full above. Click through to watch the duo talk with Fallon at the desk and perform in the very latest edition of "Real People, Fake Arms" in the form of a Canadian soap opera.

Zach Galifianakis to Star Opposite Owen Wilson in Heist Comedy

Zach Galifianakis is in final negotiations to star in an new comedy with Owen Wilson, The Wrap reports. Formerly titled Loomis Fargo, the currently untitled movie  is based on the true story of the Loomis Fargo Bank Robbery, a $17.3 million heist by a group of armored car guards in North Carolina in 1997. Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) is directing the film, and Lorne Michaels is producing. Jim Carrey was previously attached to play the role Zach Galifianakis is taking over. Galifianakis and Wilson recently starred together in Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner's upcoming indie comedy-drama You Are Here.

The Loomis Fargo heist comedy has [...]

Jim Carrey Speaks Out Against the Violence in 'Kick Ass 2'

Jim Carrey took to Twitter yesterday to distance himself from his next movie, Kick-Ass 2, a superhero sequel that hits theaters in August, because of the amount of violence in the film. "I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence," Carrey wrote. He added, "My apologies to others involve[d] with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart."

Mark Millar, who created the comic book series upon which Kick-Ass is based, responded to Carrey's remarks in his website's forum. Millar praised the actor's performance in [...]

Watch Jim Carrey in the New Funny or Die Video "Cold Dead Hand"

Here's some self-described "biting social satire" from Funny or Die featuring Jim Carrey playing both a country singer and Charlton Heston, who come into conflict with each other over gun rights. The video was written and directed by Charles Ingram and Nick Corirossi, who gave us last week's great Funny or Die video "Ryan Gosling's Acting Range." This will probably be the funniest video you watch all day that has a heavy-handed message about gun rights.

What to Expect From 'SNL' Season 40

SNL returns for its 40th season this Saturday, with host Chris Pratt, musical guest Ariana Grande, and pretty much the same cast — minus a handful of people we rarely saw in sketches anyway. Following a lackluster season, Lorne Michaels is now sticking with the tools he's got, replacing five departing cast members with only one newcomer — standup Pete Davidson — and promoting writer Michael Che to co-host Weekend Update. Meanwhile, Colin Jost will remain at the desk after taking on the job last February. It's a conservative approach, compared to last year's throw-everything-against-the-wall casting strategy, which resulted in a cast so overpopulated that some remained literal faces in the crowd at the season's [...]

Jim Carrey Delivers a Funny and Poignant Commencement Address About Love, Fear, and Failure

Carrying on the recent theme of funny people delivering excellent college commencement speeches about going after dreams and a willingness to fail, Jim Carrey gave his own speech to the graduates of Maharishi University over the weekend that's jam-packed with tons of great advice: "So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect, so we never dare to ask the universe for it. I'm saying I'm the proof that you can ask the universe for it." The whole video is well worth the watch, if for nothing else than the unveiling [...]

'Dumb and Dumber To' Is Coming Out in November of 2014

The long-awaited Dumb and Dumber To will be released on November 14, 2014, according to Universal Pictures. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels will return as the intellectually-challenged Lloyd and Harry 20 years after the original Dumb and Dumber was released. The Farrelly Brothers have returned to direct the sequel, which follows the duo on a road trip in search of the long-lost daughter of Daniels' Harry. It's set to star Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, and Kathleen Turner, with a cameo by Jennifer Lawrence. Filming on the sequel began in September. For old time's sake, check out two of the original's movies trailers from 1994.

Studio Dumps 'Dumb and Dumber' Sequel with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels

The Dumb and Dumber sequel has run into another hurdle. Variety reports that Warner Bros. has dropped the project, which was set to see original stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels and original writing/directing duo the Farrelly brothers returning. The sequel, entitled Dumb and Dumber To, has been in the works for over two years with Jim Carrey leaving the project last year over frustrations with the studio and coming right back, only to hit more studio problems this week.  The sequel picks up 20 years after the original film when Harry and Lloyd find out that one of them may have fathered a child [...]

Steve Carell and Jim Carrey Are Rival Magicians in the 'Burt Wonderstone' Trailer

Here's the trailer for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, an upcoming comedy that stars Steve Carell and Jim Carrey as a pair of rival magicians. The movie drops March 15th and also stars Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini, Jay Mohr, and Gillian Jacobs. Wonderstone was directed by 30 Rock's most frequent director Don Scardino, who makes his feature debut here, and was written by John Francis Daley (Sam Weir from Freaks and Geeks!) and Jonathan M. Goldstein, who last wrote Horrible Bosses. Sure, it's impossible to top Arrested Development's GOB Bluth when it comes to magicians in comedies, but this still looks pretty good.

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Jim Carrey Is Reportedly Returning to Host 'SNL' This Year

Saturday Night Live's landmark 40th season is shaping up to be filled with some great hosts. The Wrap is reporting that Jim Carrey is set to return to host his third episode sometime this season. While the exact date is not yet known and NBC has yet to confirm the news, insiders told The Wrap that Carrey's episode will most likely air close to the premiere of Dumb and Dumber To on November 14th. Confirmed hosts that will appear prior to Carrey include Chris Pratt and former SNL cast members Sarah Silverman and Bill Hader.

UPDATE: NBC confirmed over the weekend that Carrey will host [...]

The Failed Jim Carrey 'Incredible Mr. Limpet' Remake Would Have Been Terrifying

Patton Oswalt was a guest on the third-to-last episode of The Best Show on WFMU last night, and during a conversation about movies, he told a story he heard from director Brad Bird about a canceled remake of Don Knotts's 1964 family film The Incredible Mr. Limpet that was in development with Jim Carrey in 1998. Steve Oedekerk, who wrote and directed Carrey in the sequel Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, was hired to write/direct the Limpet remake. Oedekerk stepped down from the project in 1999, and Oswalt says Brad Bird was brought in for a meeting about potentially directing the movie. Here's Oswalt telling the story:

They CG-animated [...]

Rob Riggle Is Playing Two Major Roles as a Set of Twins in 'Dumb and Dumber To'

The upcoming Dumb & Dumber sequel, called Dumb and Dumber To, just added another cast member. Comedian Rob Riggle is joining returning stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, returning directors The Farrelly Brothers, and new cast member Kathleen Turner in the film, THR reports. Riggle scored one of the last major parts in Dumb and Dumber To, playing a set of twins: a repairman named Travis and his crazy brother, Captain Lippencott. The sequel's plot involves Harry and Lloyd taking a road trip to donate a kidney to Harry's long-lost daughter. The movie is shooting in Atlanta right now and is expected to be released sometime next year.

Jim Carrey to Star in 'Ricky Stanicky'

Jim Carrey is reteaming with his Bruce Almighty/Ace Ventura writer Steve Oedekerk for a new movie. THR reports that Carrey has signed on to star in a comedy called  Ricky Stanicky that Oedekerk, who wrote Bruce Almighty and wrote/directed Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, will re-write and direct. Here's the plot to Ricky Stanicky:

"The script … begins when three teens pull a prank and burn down a house in their neighborhood. They create a fake person to take the blame: Ricky Stanicky. Twenty years later, it turns out the three guys have been using this alibi to get out of every uncomfortable situation in life. When their girlfriends [...]