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Looking at the Script to Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen's Long-Lost Long Distance Relationship Rom-Com

"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.

Just prior to Judd Apatow rising to power as one of the most successful writer/director/producers in comedy, he was working with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to write a movie called The Long D, an unproduced screenplay that I'll be look at this week.

Written in the summer of 2005, in between The 40 Year-Old Virgin's production and release, The Long D is based on an idea by Rogen and childhood friend/writing partner Evan Goldberg, who were just coming off [...]

Seth Rogen Is Making a Christmas Stoner Movie

Seth Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg are set to tackle their first holiday movie. In an interview with Collider, director Jonathan Levine (50/50, Warm Bodies) let a few details slip about the mysterious new project:

I’m just finishing a script that I’m hoping to shoot in the next few months. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are producing it, and that’s a Christmas party movie, or a Christmas movie for stoners. I probably shouldn’t even be talking about it. It doesn’t have a name. It may never happen, so we’ll see.

This is just one of many projects Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have in development. Following the [...]

Aziz Ansari and Seth Rogen Have Some Great Ideas for Cross-Promoting Aziz's New Special

The first trailer for Aziz Ansari's new standup special Buried Alive is up, in which he and Seth Rogen brainstorm the most innovative ways to release the new hour. Spoiler alert: Buried Alive premieres November 1 on Netflix.

Watch Seth Rogen and Zac Efron in the Trailer for 'Neighbors'

Here's the brand new trailer for the movie Neighbors, a new comedy out May 9, 2014. Completely unrelated to the 1981 Dan Aykroyd-John Belushi bomb that shares the same name, Neighbors stars Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne as a couple with a new baby whose lives are ruined when a fraternity house (led by Zac Efron) moves in next door to them. Directed by Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek), the movie features a supporting cast that includes Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Lisa Kudrow, Jake Johnson, Ike Barinholtz, Jason Mantzoukas, Brian Huskey, Bobby Moynihan, and Jerrod Carmichael.

Here's What Happened at the James Franco Roast

Although it won't be airing until Monday, September 2nd, Comedy Central held its Roast of James Franco last night in Los Angeles. Aziz Ansari, Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross, Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman, and roast master Seth Rogen were all on hand to make jokes at Franco's expense, with most of them busting his balls over poorly-received Oscar-hosting performance with Anne Hathaway, his poetry and paintings, and the fact that he occasionally plays gay characters.

Jeff Ross showed up dressed as Franco's Spring Breakers character with a gold tooth grill and dreadlocks, according to USA Today. Onstage, Ross said, "The academy should have [...]

James Franco and Seth Rogen Remade Kanye West's "Bound 2" Video

Here's a shot-for-shot remake of the Kanye West music video "Bound 2" that James Franco and Seth Rogen made while filming their new movie, The Interview. Franco is playing West and Rogen is playing Kim Kardashian, which is pretty perfect casting. Check out the original video below:

Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann Are Guesting on the Same 'Simpsons' Episode

Pretty much the entire Apatow gang is heading to Springfield. Writer/director Judd Apatow and his frequent actors Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann all lent their voices to an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, EW reports. The episode, called "Steal This Episode," airs in January and follows Homer getting into movie piracy. Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, Channing Tatum, and Will Arnett (as an FBI guy) also guest in the episode. This marks a second Simpsons appearance for Rudd and Rogen and a first for everyone else.

The plot concerns Homer getting into trouble after he starts screening pirated movies for everyone in Springfield in his backyard. [...]

Seth Rogen and Jason Mantzoukas Wrote an Episode of 'The League' About Their Characters Rafi and Dirty Randy

Seth Rogen and Jason Mantzoukas are getting their very own episode of The League centered on their characters Dirty Randy and Rafi. According to FXX's TV listings, the fourth episode of the show's fifth season, which starts tonight, is called "Rafi and Dirty Randy" and Rogen and Mantzoukas even wrote it themselves. Mantzoukas has had a recurring role on The League for years now as Nick Kroll's skeezebag brother-in-law Rafi, and Rogen has popped up in two episodes as Rafi's porn director best friend. Rogen said in an interview in May that he and Mantzoukas wanted to write something based around their characters, but now it's quickly [...]

Videolist: Highlights from Comedy Central's James Franco Roast

Last night, Comedy Central aired their Roast of James Franco. Taped a week earlier in Los Angeles, the event featured comedians and actors Seth Rogen, Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Sarah Silverman, Jeff Ross, Natasha Leggero, Nick Kroll, and Jonah Hill gathering to make fun of Franco and each other. While the centerpiece and the dais were filled with more respected celebrities than your usual Comedy Central roast, the 90-minute special was still just a collection of jokes on the same subjects being repeated over and over (this year's big topics were "Jonah Hill is fat" and "James Franco is gay maybe?"). The far and away highlight [...]

FX Orders Animated Comedy 'Bigfoot' Produced by Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen is getting ready to take his first regular TV job since Undeclared ended over a decade ago. THR reports that Rogen and his comedy partner Evan Godlberg have sold a pilot for a new animated series about Bigfoot to FX. Rogen and Goldberg will serve as executive producers on the series, which is aptly titled Bigfoot.

Based on author Graham Roumieu's faux-autobiographical books on sasquatch, Bigfoot will follow the beast as a well-mannered, civilized everyman grappling with his animal ways. Matt McKenna, who has been a writer for American Dad since the show began, is creating the show.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Are Producing a Movie with the 'Workaholics' Guys

Seth Rogen's production company Point Grey is teaming up with legendary producer Scott Rudin to produce a movie that will star Workaholics' stars Anders Holm, Adam DeVine and Blake Anderson. Holm will write the script, and Workaholics co-creator and co-star Kyle Newachack will direct, but the film will be entirely unrelated to their Comedy Central show. Point Grey is made up of Rogen, his frequent co-writer Evan Goldberg and their producer partner James Weaver. Holm, DeVine, Anderson and Newachack have worked together for years as part of the sketch troupe Mail Order Comedy.

DeVine gave these details about the upcoming film to Splitsider a couple weeks ago:

Yeah, we’ve written a script that [...]

Seth Rogen's R-Rated Animated Comedy 'Sausage Party' Is Moving Forward, Coming in 2015

For the past few years, Seth Rogen and writing partner Evan Goldberg have been working on a raunchy animated comedy called Sausage Party, and Sony Pictures announced today that the project is moving forward. Sausage Party stars Rogen as the voice of a sausage who falls out of his shopping cart in the supermarket and goes on a quest, with his new friends, to get back to the shelf for the store's 4th of July sale. Conrad Vernon (Monsters vs. Aliens, Shrek 2) is directing the movie. Rogen and Goldberg are writing it alongside Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir, two friends of theirs from Canada they brought to LA [...]

'This Is the End' Is Coming Back to Theaters This Friday

If you missed Seth Rogen's apocalypse comedy This Is the End when it was released in June, you'll get a chance to see it again on the big screen this weekend. The studio behind the movie is re-releasing it on 2000 screens on Friday to make more money and get more people to see it during what's expected to be a slow weekend at the box office. Starring Rogen, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson as fictionalized versions of themselves, This Is the End was popular with both critics (84% on Rotten Tomatoes) and audiences ($96.7 million at the box office), a rarity for [...]

Will James Franco Turn Comedy Central's Roasts Around?

"Do you think this is a bad idea?" James Franco asks Seth Rogen in the latest promo for his upcoming televised roast. "No, honestly, I actually think a Comedy Central roast is the perfect thing for your career right now," Rogen responds. He adds, "This is Rob Schneider, right?"

Although it's just a joke, the  ad does bring to light the fact that Comedy Central doesn't usually land stars of Franco's caliber for its roasts. In recent years, the network's roast victims tend to be respected comedy veterans in the twilights of their careers (Joan Rivers, Roseanne Barr), celebrities who are walking punchlines already (Donald Trump, David Hasselhoff, [...]