George Lopez to Take Part in Comedy Fundraiser for Feeding America

George Lopez is helping to feed America

The 59-year-old Mexican American comedian and actor will take part in the Byron Allen-driven comedy fundraiser for Feeding America.

George Lopez

The fundraiser will be held on Sunday, May 10 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm ET, with NBCbroadcasting the show. 

In addition to Lopez, the program will include participation from Sebastian Maniscalco, JB SmooveJim GaffiganJudd Apatow, Jack BlackCedric the EntertainerWhitney CummingsJim GaffiganBrad GarrettWhoopi GoldbergKevin James, Sarah Silverman and Kenan Thompson.

Others taking part include Kevin HartChris RockAdam SandlerEddie MurphyBilly Crystal, Marlon WayansHowie MandelTiffany HaddishBrad GarrettTaraji P. HensonLouie AndersonMargaret Cho, Kenan ThompsonMarc MaronJon LovitzCaroline RheaByron AllenBilly Gardell, Tim MeadowsJamie KennedyBill Engvalland Sheryl Underwood.

Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group television production division Entertainment Studios and Funny or Die will be producing the live-streaming comedy event.

The fundraiser will support the hunger-relief organization Feeding America

Additionally, the event will livestream on the Allen Media Group TV networks Comedy.TV and The Weather Channel, as well as on the free streaming service app Local Now.

Pre-recorded comedy segments will be featured during the three-hour event. Committed to appearing are Hart, Sandler, Murphy, Rock, etc.

Allen, founder/chair/CEO of Entertainment Studios/Allen Media Group, said the benefit will help hungry people who are straining the resources of the nation’s food banks during the pandemic shutdown. 

“Laughter is often the best medicine, and we are extremely motivated to bring attention to issues of food insecurity, and to assist in providing meals to families across the country who are financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said Wednesday.

“The coronavirus pandemic and the economic downturn it has created is shining a light on the fragile nature of people’s household budgets,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks. “Millions more of our neighbors are turning to food banks for help and we cannot thank Byron Allen and Allen Media Group enough for their support to raise funds and awareness of our work.”

Arturo Castro to Star in Quibi’s Comedy Series “Flipped”

Arturo Castro has Flipped out!

The 33-year-old Guatemalan actor is set to star in Flipped, a new comedy series from Groundlings alums Steve Mallory and Damon Jones, and Funny or Die, for Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s short-form video platform Quibi

Arturo Castro

Castro will star opposite Eva LongoriaAndy GarciaWill Forteand Kaitlin Olsonin the series, which is currently in production.

Written by Mallory and Jones, Flipped centers around chronically underemployed couple Jann (Forte) and Cricket Melfi (Olson), self-proclaimed home renovation “experts” who are more than confident they are television’s next great home design celebrity duo. Flipped follows the clueless pair as their dreams of basic cable fame and glory are derailed when they get themselves kidnapped by members of a drug cartel, (Garcia, Longoria, and Castro) and are forced to renovate their sprawling homes.

Ryan Caseis directing the project.

Castro is the creator, writer, executive producer, and star of Comedy Central’s Alternatino.He’s known for his breakout role as Jaimé on Broad City, which aired for five seasons on Comedy Central and will soon be seen in the live action version of Lady and the Trampwhich will be released on Disney+.

Longoria co-stars in the live-action feature film Dora and the Lost City of Gold and will next be seen in the feature film Sylvie opposite Tessa Thompson. She is an executive producer on ABC’s summer drama Grand Hotel.

Garcia recently filmed Brian Petsos’ upcoming feature Big Gold Brick, Words on Bathroom Walls, directed by Thor Freudenthaland Redemption Day, a feature film directed by Hicham Hajji.

Plaza’s “The To Do List” Opening Next Valentine’s Day

So what’s next on Aubrey Plaza to-do list? Opening her next motion picture next February.

The 27-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/comedian—who recently picked up a Young Hollywood Award for her breakthrough performance in Safety Not Guaranteed—will be starring as a high school student working her way through the pains of social and sexual awkwardness in The To Do List.

The To Do List

In this first look at the 1990s-set comedy, it’s clear that both the film’s fashions and intended discomfort deliver a whole world of nostalgic pain.

The film, written and directed by Funny or Die‘s Maggie Carey, featured Plaza in rounded glasses and skorts as she sets off to figure out the world of sex, which to her dismay mostly consists of things that end with “job.”

Along with the Parks and Recreation star, the film stars several comedy stars, including Donald Glover, Andy Samberg and Bill Hader.

The To Do List will hit theaters on Valentine’s Day 2013.

Mendes’ “Drunk History Christmas” with Gosling & Carrey

Eva Mendes and rumored boyfriend Ryan Gosling have partnered with Jim Carrey on a hilarious new holiday-themed Funny or Die video.

The 37-year-old Cuban-American actress and her The Place Beyond the Pines co-star Gosling share a bed in the clip entitled, “Drunk History Christmas.” The oh-so-hot duo play the parents of two girls in an intoxicated man’s retelling of the classic tale tale “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling in "Drunk History Christmas"

Meanwhile, How the Grinch Stole Christmas star Carrey appears as Santa Claus in the clip.

Mendes, Gosling and Carrey act out the parts as told by Allan McLeod, who drank half a bottle of whiskey before retelling the classic poem. Since el borracho blurts out most of the story, the video may not be work-appropriate. But it’s still quite humorous!