Michael Keaton returns to host SNL for the third time this weekend, and NBC just released the first round of promos featuring Keaton and Cecily Strong. Thankfully Strong is there to remind him about the famous "third time's a charm bracelet" rule.
The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)
A few years ago, who would have expected that Michael Keaton would be a Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee? After a few years [...]
Serious filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel, Amores Perros , 21 Grams) is getting ready to make his first comedy – albeit a dark one – and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, he's cast Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, and Zach Galifianakis in prominent roles. The movie, called Birdman, follows an ex-actor who played an iconic superhero (Keaton) as he puts together a Broadway play based on a Raymond Carver story in an attempt to get his career back on track, only to have the play's cocky lead actor muck things up. Stone plays Keaton's newly-rehabbed daughter/assistant, Watts portrays an actress, and Galifianakis is a conniving producer. Casting ex-Batman Michael [...]
The Beetlejuice sequel is still happening, according to screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith. If the script impresses them, Tim Burton would be back to produce it, and Michael Keaton to reprise the title character in a plot taking place 26 or 27 years later. “What’s great is that for Beetlejuice, time means nothing in the afterlife, but the world outside is a different story," says Grahame-Smith. He also sounds very serious about making the sequel worthy of the original. "I don’t wanna be the guy that destroys the legacy and the memory of the first film; I would rather die." There's gotta be some joke about dying to preserve the [...]