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Netflix Actually Paid Adam Sandler Money to Write These Native American Jokes

Get ready for a bunch of juvenile sex jokes about teepees, peepees, and "zum-zums," because not long after a dozen Native American actors walked off the set of Adam Sandler's upcoming film Ridiculous 6, Defamer got their hands on a December 2012 version of the script, and it's just as bad, if not worse, than you might have predicted.

Here's a heartwarming little scene between Sandler's character Tommy and an Apache woman named "Sits-On-Face":

Inside 'Misery Loves Comedy' with Kevin Pollak

"Do you have to be miserable to be funny?" That's the question that comedian, actor, and podcast host Kevin Pollak sets out to explore with over 60 comics in a new documentary called Misery Loves Comedy, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last night and has already topped the iTunes charts since its VOD release last week. I recently spoke with Pollak about his first experience as a filmmaker, how to make a comedy documentary that's both serious and funny, and how he's learned to get great interviews from his fellow comedians.

Lena Dunham Says Season 6 of 'Girls' Will Probably Be Its Last

Lena Dunham is currently filming the fifth season of Girls, and while it hasn't officially been renewed for a sixth season yet, Dunham recently told Variety that season 6 will most likely be the show's final run. "I think America has a tendency to push shows past their due dates," she said. "I like the British model — in and out." Dunham isn't sure yet where Girls will leave Hannah at the very end: "Will she be with anyone? That's the question. And how important is it ending up with someone, and is that the marker of success for a woman?" If you're sad that Girls won't extend [...]

Critics Are Having a Lot of Fun Destroying 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2'

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 hits theaters today, and as you might've guessed, it's not getting the warmest reception from critics. Currently holding strong at an impressive 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, the Kevin James-starring sequel to the 2009 box office hit has received a lukewarm critical response at best, but most online reviewers haven't held back from panning the film for its lack of laughs (save for some silly slapstick and CG jokes), director Andy Fickman, and setting at a Wynn hotel and casino in Las Vegas (New York Daily News calls the movie "basically an hour-and-a-half commercial for Wynn"). Here's a roundup of what critics are [...]

Travel Back in Time with the First Teaser for 'Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser'

The wait is almost over: Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser is premiering on Sony's Crackle this summer, and the streaming service released the first teaser today. According to Entertainment Weekly, the sequel follows Mr. Dirt as he "finds himself transported to the recent past. There begins his epic journey to get back to his loved ones in the present." Christopher Walken, Dennis Miller, Brittany Daniel, Adam Beach, and Mark McGrath round out the cast, and original Joe Dirt writer/director Fred Wolf returned to direct the film and co-write with Spade.

'Bridesmaids' Writer Annie Mumolo Joins the Cast of Melissa McCarthy's 'Michelle Darnell'

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone's film Michelle Darnell just added a new cast member. Deadline reports that Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo has joined the cast of Michelle Darnell, which also includes Kristen Schaal, Kathy Bates, Kristen Bell, and Peter Dinklage. The film is currently slated for an April 2016 release.

Mumolo is also set to team up with Kristen Wiig again to write, produce, and star in an upcoming best friends comedy, which will also make Wiig's directorial debut.

A Dozen Native American Actors Just Walked off the Set of Adam Sandler's New Movie

Adam Sandler is currently filming his Magnificent Seven parody Ridiculous 6, and according to Indian Country Today, around a dozen Native American actors, as well as the film's "Native cultural advisor," just walked off the set of the film today due to its racist and sexist jokes and disrespectful portrayal of the Native characters. According to the report, the primarily Navajo actors took issue with the film giving Native women names like "Beaver's Breath" and "No Bra" as well as "an actress portraying an Apache woman squatting and urinating while smoking a peace pipe, and feathers inappropriately positioned on a teepee." Here's what one of the actors, [...]

Ice Cube Wants to Make a Fourth 'Friday' Movie Called 'Last Friday'

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Friday, the cult classic starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker is returning to theaters tonight for a special 4/20 screening, and if Ice Cube has his way it'll help revive interest in another sequel from movie studios. Speaking with The Wrap, Cube said it's his "dream" to make a fourth film in the franchise (tentatively titled Last Friday) and that everyone involved in the first three movies are onboard to make one more. "It’s really up to the movie companies to step up," he said. "When they see stuff like this, they’ll realize how much people love this movie. Sometimes you owe [...]

Check Out 'The A.V. Club's Oral History of 'Airplane!'

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Airplane! this year, The A.V. Club has a new oral history out today on the film's origins, casting, production, and impact with writers/directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker as well as a bunch of the cast. Here's what Jerry Zucker had to say on the film's unexpected cult popularity:

I think we’d spent so much time—years—convincing other people that it was going to be a hit that we started to believe it. [Laughs.] But we had our ups and downs, and we had moments of “Oh, my God, it’s never going to work.” We were certainly bullish on the movie [...]

Rebel Wilson Confirms 'Pitch Perfect 3' Is on the Way

Pitch Perfect 2 hasn't even hit theaters yet, but Pitch Perfect 3 is already a go. Rebel Wilson recently confirmed with the Los Angeles Times that she's signed on to reprise her role as Patricia "Fat Amy" in the third film. No other cast has been confirmed yet, but considering the first film made over $100 million at the box office in 2012, they're likely to return for the third round. Pitch Perfect 2 debuts in theaters on Friday, May 15th and also makes Elizabeth Banks's directorial debut; check out the newest trailer below:

Fred Armisen and Kyle Mooney Join the Cast of 'Zoolander 2'

Ben Stiller's work on Zoolander 2 in Rome continues, and over the past few days he's revealed two SNL stars who have joined the cast. Stiller reposted an Instagram video from Fred Armisen confirming he's headed to Rome to film a part on Zoolander 2, and today Stiller also announced on Instagram that SNL cast member Kyle Mooney has joined the sequel too. Like other newly added cast members Kristen Wiig and Penelope Cruz, Armisen and Mooney's roles are being kept under wraps for now. Watch Armisen's video below:

Paramount Is Developing a 'Galaxy Quest' TV Series

1999 sci-fi parody Galaxy Quest might get the TV treatment. According to Deadline, Paramount is currently developing a television series based on the film with original writing/directing/producing team Robert Gordon, Dean Parisot, and Mark Johnson attached to co-executive produce. The original Galaxy Quest starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni, and Justin Long, but there's no word yet whether any of them will return to appear in the TV version.

Ben Stiller Confirms Billy Zane Is Returning for 'Zoolander 2'

Ben Stiller has been hard at work filming Zoolander 2 in Rome this month, and on Instagram today he revealed another original cast member set to return for the sequel: Billy Zane. Zane joins previously confirmed original cast members Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, and Christine Taylor as well as new additions Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig, and Cyrus Arnold as Derek Jr. Still no word on the return of David Duchovny as legendary hand model J.P. Prewett, but Stiller probably has a lot more surprises to reveal in the coming weeks.

Check out Stiller's Instagram video with Zane below:

Watch a Sneak Peek of 'Misery Loves Comedy' with Marc Maron and Judd Apatow

Kevin Pollak has a brand new documentary premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival next week called Misery Loves Comedy, which takes a closer look at every comedian's need to connect with audiences in the spirit of "misery loves company." Pollak interviewed over 60 comics and actors for the film like Maria Bamford, Jimmy Fallon, Larry David, Amy Schumer, Tom Hanks, Jim Gaffigan, and Steve Coogan. Ahead of the film's theatrical release next Friday (it's also out today on iTunes and Amazon), check out a sneak peek of Marc Maron musing on the "horrendous hurricane of bullshit" comedians put to use onstage, then watch another clip of Judd [...]