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The Hangover 2's First Official Photo and Synopsis

Here's the first official picture and the official synopsis for The Hangover 2: In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy “The Hangover,” Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don’t always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined.

It can't even be imagined? Those are some pretty lofty promises!

Mel Gibson Axed From The Hangover 2 After Cast Complaints

Recently, Zach Galifianakis mentioned being in "a deep protest" at a shoot he was participating in. The assumption was that he was not pleased that Mel Gibson was getting a cameo to help repair his deservedly-ruined reputation in The Hangover 2. Turns out, that was exactly right.

Due to what's apparently nearly unanimous opposition to his participation by the cast and crew of the film, he's being cut from it. Writer/director Todd Phillips had this to say in a statement: "I thought Mel would have been great in the movie and I had the full backing of Jeff Robinov and his team. But I realize filmmaking [...]

Paul Giamatti Is Joining the Cast of The Hangover 2

It looks like Paul Giamatti is going to be joining the cast of The Hangover 2 in a to-be-announced role. Sure, he isn't a crazy racist or a rapist as far as we know. I'm not saying he is, I'm just saying maybe Todd Phillips knows something we don't.

Why Are Comedies Still Using Gay Jokes?

I noted back when I first posted the trailer to Ron Howard's upcoming Vince Vaughn/Kevin James vehicle The Dilemma that it opened with a pretty clunky gay joke. Anderson Cooper noted the same thing today, prompting Universal to not only cut it from the trailer, but to possibly cut it out of the movie altogether. That's good, but why did it take Anderson Cooper shaming them to get rid of it? Why was a gay joke there in the first place?

I still remember how shocked I was when I was first seeing The Hangover in theaters at Bradley Cooper's character shouting "Paging Dr. Faggot!" to Ed [...]

Mike Tyson Will Be In The Hangover 2

I'm glad the guys making The Hangover 2 got rid of that piece of shit Mel Gibson! After all, they needed to make room on set for convicted rapist Mike Tyson, who will be appearing in the sequel. A great judge of character, that Todd Phillips.

And geez, there was no reason to fire Mel! Tyson would've worked with him. As he said yesterday, "I'm not going to ever in my life point my finger at anyone. I don't live in a glass house. None of us do. I work with anybody, as long as they're respectful." Which is nice and all, but have you heard those [...]

The Hangover 2 Heads to Bangkok

The Hangover 2 is leaving Las Vegas: "The sequel, scheduled to start shooting later this month, will take the bruised and battered pals to climes near and far – and in both cases, no doubt, seriously hazardous. 'It takes place in Bangkok and LA,' Phillips told Empire. 'There's gonna be some fucked-up surprises.'"