Trailer Released for Eugenio Derbez’s “The Angry Birds Movie 2”

Eugenio Derbezwill be flying high this August…

The trailer for The Angry Birds Movie 2, with the 57-year-old Mexican actor as part of the voice cast, has been released.

Eugenio Derbez

Here’s what’s on the bill: When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride) and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina) and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

In addition to Derbez, who voices the character of Glenn, Bloom, Brown and Awkwafina, the newbie birds for Round 2 are Leslie JonesZach Woods, Lil Rel HoweryPete DavidsonBeck Bennett, Nicki MinajBrooklynn Princeand Dove Cameron.

First-time feature director Thurop Van Ormanfeathers the nest from a script bIce Age franchise veteran Peter Ackerman

Sony Picturesopens the toon in 2- and 3D on August 16.

2016’s The Angry Birds Movie earned $352.3 million worldwide.

Armisen’s IFC mockumentray series “Documentary Now!” Premiering in September

It’s anchors aweigh for Fred Armisen

IFC is set to kick off its new season of its mockumentary television series Documentary Now!, starring the 49-year-old half-Venezuelan actor and former Saturday Night Live star, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers, on September 14.

Fred Armisen

Co-created by Armisen, Hader, Meyers and Rhys Thomas, Documentary Now! lovingly parodies some of the world’s best-known documentaries

The new season will being with a send-up of the 1993 political docu The War Room, about Bill Clinton’s campaign for POTUS in ’92. Hader reprises his James Carville, while Armisen, in a memorable wig, portrays Good Morning America anchor and political correspondent George Stephanopoulos.

Hader said they decided to spoof The War Room because it’s a documentray that affected comedy series for years to come, citing The Larry Sanders Show and The Office. “It started with that documentary,” he said.

Plus, Carville and Stephanopoulos “were two characters Fred and I could play,” Hader said. “We could totally play those characters”

Anne Hathaway, Mia Farrow, Peter Bogdanovich and Peter Fonda guest on this season of Documentary Now!

The mocumentary series is produced by Broadway Video.

IFC Renews Armisen’s “Documentary Now!” for Two More Seasons

Fred Armisen is proving to be IFC’s comedy star….

The cable and satellite network has renewed its original comedy Documentary Now! from the 48-year-old half-Venezuelan actor and former Saturday Night Live star, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers, for two additional seasons.

Fred Armisen

IFC has also added a seventh episode to Season 1, up from the initial order of six episodes, ahead of its season premiere on August 20.

Documentary Now! parodies some of the world’s best-known documentaries. Starring Armisen and Hader, each episode is shot in a different style of documentary filmmaking and honors some of the most important stories that didn’t actually happen.

The second episode of Documentary Now! is currently pre-premiering on VICE.com, IFC.com, YouTube, VOD, DISH channel 102, iGuide, and on TV Everywhere platforms across IFC’s distribution partners. The episode launched on August 10 and will be available through August 27.

Documentary Now! premieres this Thursday, August 20 at 10 PM.

Armisen is currently the star of IFC’s satirical sketch comedy television series Portlandia. The series, which has won a Peabody Award, is currently in its fifth season.

Louis C.K. Added to the Lineup for SiriusXM Comedy Greats

Louis C.K. will be hitting the radiowaves…

The 47-year-old Mexican American comedian and actor has been added to the lineup for SiriusXM Comedy Greats, a new channel from the satellite radio company that will broadcast comedy 24/7 for the first time, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Louis C.K.

In addition to Louis C.K., who recently earned six Emmy nominations, Jerry Seinfeld, Lewis Black, Amy Schumer, George Carlin, Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin Hart, Bill Maher, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor and Joan Rivers are also noted as some of more than a hundred notable comics of past and present that will be showcased on air.

The new channel will also feature regular countdown takeovers, hosted by guests like Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan and Ed Helms, who will discuss their personal favorites and professional influences.

Additionally, Dan Akyroyd, Adam Carolla, Cedric the Entertainer, Bill Hader, George Lopez, Howie Mandel, Marc Maron and Russell Brand will share vignette-like stories about comedians who have changed their lives.

SiriusXM Comedy Greats will launch Aug. 13, with a special hosted by Jim Norton, in which he counts down the top 50 comedy greats of all time (selected by listeners and the SiriusXM comedy team). It’s available on channel 94, as well as online, on demand and through the SiriusXM app.

Ochoa to Lead the Voice Cast of Disney-Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur”

Raymond Ochoa has earned a Dino-mite gig…

Disney-Pixar has unveiled the all-new  cast of The Good Dinosaur, with the 13-year-old Latino actor voicing the character of Arlo, an Apatosaurus who is separated from his family when he falls into a raging river and is swept hundreds of miles away.

Raymond Ochoa

He comes across Spot (Jack Bright), a human cave-boy orphan with whom he forms a bond as he attempts to get home.

The new cast also includes Jeffrey Wright as Arlo’s dad, Poppa; Steve Zahn as a pterodactyl named Thunderclap; AJ Buckley as Nash, a T-rex; Anna Paquin as Ramsey the T-rex; Sam Elliott as a tough T-rex named Butch and Marcus Scribner as Arlo’s brother Buck.

The Good Dinosaur

The long-in-the-works animated film will hit theaters Thanksgiving week.

Originally set for release in summer 2014, the film has seen a number of obstacles since its original voice cast was unveiled at Disney’s D23 in August 2013. Raising Hope’s Lucas Neff was set as Arlo, with John Lithgow as Poppa, Frances McDormand as Momma and Bill Hader, Judy Greer and Neil Patrick Harris as Arlo’s siblings.

But just five weeks later, Disney announced that it had pushed Good Dinosaur back a year and a half as rookie feature director Pete Sohn stepped in for the departed Bob Peterson.

Ochoa, the younger brother of actor Ryan Ochoa, is best known for his roles in 10 Items or Less, Merry Christmas and Drake and Josh.

Lopez to Serve as a Presenter at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards

Jennifer Lopez has a golden responsibility this weekend…

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican actress/singer and American Idol judge is among the second batch of presenters announced today by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez, who received a Golden Globe nomination in 1998 for her breakout role in Selena, joins a list of presenters that includes Jennifer Aniston, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, Jamie Dornan, Colin Firth, Jane Fonda, Harrison Ford, Bill Hader, Katherine Heigl, Dakota Johnson, Adam Levine, Matthew McConaughey, Seth Meyers, Lupita Nyong’o, Jeremy Renner, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Vince Vaughn, and Kerry Washington.

They will join previously announced presenters; Amy Adams, Adrien Brody, Robert Downey Jr., Anna Farris, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Hart, Salma Hayek, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

The ceremony, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the third year in a row, will air on Sunday, January 11 live coast-to-coast on NBC with the pre-show from 4-5 PM (PST)/7-8 PM (EST), and main telecast from 5-8 PM (PST)/8-11 PM (EST) from the Beverly Hilton.

Alonzo Joins the Voice Cast of Sony Pictures-Rovio’s “Angry Birds” Animated Film

Cristela Alonzo is about to get angry

The 35-year-old Mexican American actress/comedian, the star of the new ABC sitcom Cristela, has signed on to join the voice cast of Sony PicturesRovio’s Angry Birds animated film along alongside a bevy of mostly comedy stars.

Cristela Alonzo

In addition to Alonzo, the voice cast includes Saturday Night Live alums Jason Sudekis, Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph, as well as Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Peter DinklageKeegan-Michael Key, Tony Hale, Grammy nominee Romeo Santos, and YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla). 

The news was revealed to fans over the last 48 hours as they slinged one billion birds. Game players had the chance to unlock the news and get a sneak peak at the new look of the characters in the film.

Angry Birds marks vidgame maker Rovio’s entree into feature films. Sony will distribute worldwide. The film will bow stateside on July 1, 2016.  It is directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis and written by Jon Vitti.

Segarra Lands Role in Judd Apatow’s Comedy “Trainwreck”

 

Josh Segarra is a trainwreck

 

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican actor has landed a role in Judd Apatow’s latest comedy Trainwreck.

Josh Segarra

 

Segarra, who was recently upped to series regular for the second season of USA Network’s comedy series Sirens, will portray the role of Oli, a Staten Island smooth talking guy.

 

The ensemble cast includes Amy Schumer, Daniel Radcliffe, Tilda Swinton, Marisa Tomei, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena, Ezra Miller, LeBron James and Method Man.

 

Trainwreck is scheduled to hit theaters on July 24, 2015.

 

 

Armisen to Produce and Appear on IFC’s “American Documentary”

Fred Armisen is about to document American history… Sort of!

The 45-year-old half-Venezuelan actor and former Saturday Night Live cast member, who has starred on IFC’s sketch comedy series Portlandia, will star in a new comedy project called American Documentary (working title).

Fred Armisen

Armisen created the docu-parody with his fellow Saturday Night Live vets Bill Hader and Seth Meyers.

American Documentary is hailed as a curated series of half-hour documentaries and biopics, each about a completely fictitious subject. Featuring a repertory-like ensemble cast, the episodes will explore important political figures, influential artists, titans of industry, and iconic cultural movements, all utterly fictional.

Produced by Lorne MichaelsBroadway Video Television and directed by SNL’s Rhys Thomas, American Documentary will be shot on location in the traditional documentary style.

IFC has ordered six half-hour episodes to premiere in 2015. Meyers will executive produce the series alongside Armisen and Hader, who’ll have recurring roles.

Production is scheduled to begin later this year.

Latest Trailer Released for Bratt’s “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2”

Benjamin Bratt can expect some cloudy conditions this September…

The 49-year-old half-Peruvian American actor returns as Manny in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, the 3D animated film that saw it’s latest trailer released this week.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

It’s not gigantic foods but living “foodimals” that plague the heroes of Sony’s sequel to 2009′s hit Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs.

Along with Bratt, who portrays Sam’s Guatemalan cameraman and a former doctor, co-pilot, and comedian, the film’s voice cast includes Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, Terry Crews, Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Kristen Schaal and James Caan.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller wrote and directed the first pic, a $243M global smash, before passing the reins to new helmers Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 opens in theaters on September 27.