• First trailer for Smurfs 2 with Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria is here (Video)

    You wouldn’t guess it from watching the mostly shlocky trailer below, but Smurfs 2 — in theaters July 31, 2013 — is cast full of well-respected comedy types: Fred Armisen is the voice of Brainy, Jonathan Winters voices Papa Smurf and George Lopez plays Grouchy. As for the live action players: Neil Patrick Harris, Sofia Vergara, Christina Ricci and Hank Azaria (as Gargamel) round out the cast. Oh, and Katy

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    Eddie Murphy will voice movie version of 1970s animated show “Hong Kong Phooey”

    A big screen animated feature version of Hanna-Barbera’s 1974 TV series Hong Kong Phooey has been green-lit with Eddie Murphy voicing the protagonist hero. It’s totally understandable that movie execs have been inspired by the piles of money the Smurfs movie is racking up, but let’s be honest – Phooey is no Smurfs. Sure, they were both animated TV shows produced by Barbera– but that’s where the commonalities end. The

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    George Lopez on getting the axe: “Unemployment for Latinos just got a little higher” (Video)

    TBS announced yesterday that they would not be renewing George Lopez’s late night talk show Lopez Tonight. And tonight’s show – would be the last one. Not a whole lot of time. Lopez’s monologue last night was markedly more subdued than we’ve come to expect from the normally high-energy host. Even though Lopez is clearly bummed out, he still pokes fun at his soon-to-be unemployment. “In case you didn’t hear

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    George Lopez, Fred Armisen start work on Smurfs movie

    Move over Avatar, there’s a new 3-D movie about blue people on the way. But instead of being freakishly tall, these characters are a bit on the short side. That’s right, The Smurfs movie is officially under production, and it is choc-full of comedy greatness. Sony and Columbia Pictures are producing the duel live-action/animated hybrid movie, which features the voices of comedians George Lopez, Fred Armisen, and Jonathan Winters. Lopez,

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