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Did North Korea Launch Three Missiles Because of Seth Rogen?

Yesterday, North Korea said that the upcoming Rogen/Franco comedy The Interview, in which the two plan to secretly assassinate Kim Jung-Un, was an "act of war." Just a bunch of bluster from a famously blustery country, right? Uh, well… North Korea fired three short-range projectiles off its east coast on Thursday, a day after it warned of retaliation against the release of an American comedy film involving a plot to kill its leader, Kim Jong-un.

That's from the New York Times. The missiles were a test, and landed somewhere in the water between North Korea and Japan. It's not clear what type of missiles they were just [...]

Seth Rogen Wants to Make a 'Neighbors' Sequel Happen

With the box office success of Seth Rogen's newest movie Neighbors, the comedy film star said at a Warner Bros. panel over the weekend that he's currently "having a lot of discussions" to make a sequel with his producing partners Evan Goldberg and James Weaver. Rogen also emphasized that the trio will continue to specialize in "low budget R-rated comedies" following Rogen's decision to cut Neighbors' budget in half to $18 million to ward off studio exec interference: "At least we didn't make a movie we hate and had to work on for a year and a half." At the panel, Rogen also confirmed that he's currently [...]

The Episodes of 'SNL' Season 39, Ranked

With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at each episode as a whole, ranking them in order of overall success and positive resonance with viewers.

Obviously comedy is subjective, and everyone watches SNL looking for different things — this list is just one of many you can find online. As far as we're concerned, things like musical guests, surprise cameos, and drama surrounding the show are less important than the plain-and-simple comedy aspects of an episode: How many sketches had [...]

Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, and Jimmy Fallon Get Girly in "Ew!"

Jimmy Fallon continued his super girly teen sketch "Ew!" last night with Neighbors stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. Efron is pretty flawless as a selfie-loving girl, while Rogen is only convincing as the kind of teen who would find Gary Oldman cute.

Watch a New Trailer for 'Neighbors' Starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron

Here's a brand new red band trailer for Seth Rogen and Zac Efron's new movie, Neighbors, which comes out May 9th, has been receiving rave reviews, and most importantly, features Hannibal Buress as a cop.

North Korea Declares Seth Rogen and James Franco's 'The Interview' an "Act of War"

North Korea is growing more and more upset over Seth Rogen and James Franco's new movie The Interview, which stars the duo as a talk show host and his sidekick who are tasked with assassinating Kim Jong-un (played by Korean-American actor Randall Park). A spokesperson for North Korea's foreign ministry told the country's state-controlled news service today that the film's release will be considered an "act of war that we will never tolerate."

Last week, North Korea condemned the movie but said that Kim Jong-Un would probably watch it anyway. Here's a bunch of other crazy stuff the North Korea spokesperson said about The Interview in the report [...]

Paul Rudd, Danny McBride, and Anders Holm Join Seth Rogen's 'Sausage Party'

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's upcoming animated film Sausage Party just got a little bigger. The Wrap reports that Paul Rudd, Danny McBride, and Workaholics star Anders Holm have joined the voice cast to the animated feature, which follows "one sausage's quest to discover the truth about existence. After falling out of a shopping cart, our hero sausage and his new friends embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket to get back to their aisles before the 4th of July sale." The previously announced voice cast includes James Franco, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz, Nick Kroll, Edward Norton, Kristen Wiig, and Jonah Hill (who co-created the story [...]

'Neighbors' Had a Huge Opening Weekend and Its Audience Was Shockingly Mostly Female

The Seth Rogen-Zac Efron comedy Neighbors came out this weekend, earning $49 million at the box office, the highest-grossing opening weekend for a live-action comedy this year. Surprisingly, women made up 53% of the audience for the film this weekend, which isn't exactly what you'd expect from a raucous, R-rated comedy about a war between a family and a frat house. Sure, Rose Byrne, Neighbors' female lead, has a huge part and a lot of funny moments and good-looking guy Zac Efron is in it, but it is still a pretty dude-centric to go over so well with the opposite gender.

Watch Seth Rogen and Zac Efron Vibe It Out with the 'Workaholics' Guys

Here's a new clip from Workaholics, in which Seth Rogen and Zac Efron interview to become the guys' new cubicle neighbor (to promote their movie Neighbors because synergy). Rogen gets a little annoyed after Efron spends the whole interview sucking up, and unsurprisingly the winner gets chosen solely for their finest masculine physical attribute.

Aidy Bryant Does Her First 'SNL' Promos with Host Seth Rogen

Here's the promo reel for this week's SNL with third-time host Seth Rogen and first-time promo actor Aidy Bryant, who swings back and forth between excitement over Rogen's presence and excitement over finally getting to do a promo.

Seth Rogen and James Franco Are Unlikely Assassins in 'The Interview' Trailer

Here's the trailer for The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as celebrity tabloid reporters who score an interview with Kim Jong-un (played by Randall Park) only to get recruited by the CIA in an attempt to assassinate him.

Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow Blast 'Washington Post' Film Critic Ann Hornaday on Twitter

Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday published an op-ed over the weekend about the young, sexist, and mentally disturbed man who went on a female-targeted killing spree in Santa Barbara on Friday, attributing the source of the tragedy to Hollywood's domination by white men "whose escapist fantasies so often revolve around vigilantism and sexual wish-fulfillment (often, if not always, featuring a steady through-line of casual misogyny)." In the piece, Hornaday specifically called out Judd Apatow as well as Seth Rogen's newest film Neighbors as guilty of breeding the misogynist attitude of sexual entitlement the killer possessed:

How many students watch outsized frat-boy fantasies like "Neighbors" and feel, as [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Seth Rogen Does 'How Was Your Week'

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

How Was Your Week – Seth Rogen

LEIGH: Even if you don't follow Julie Klausner's [...]

'SNL' Review: Seth Rogen Half-Baked

While watching Seth Rogen host SNL for the third time last weekend, I was reminded of two other three-peat hosts from earlier this season: Paul Rudd in December and Jonah Hill in January. Rudd's episode felt like extended promo for Anchorman 2, with the host failing to capture that lightning in the bottle with cast members that made his previous stints so memorable. Hill, however, seemed to enjoy himself every bit as much as he did his first two appearances.

Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Jonah Hill are, of course, hugely successful alumni from Team Judd Apatow, but their careers have taken diverging trajectories. Rogen and Rudd have [...]