Netflix Releases Trailer for Fred Armisen’s “The Mitchells vs. The Machines”

Fred Armisen is ready for a “robot apocalypse”…

Netflix has released the new trailer for The Mitchells vs. The Machines, featuring the 54-year-old half-Venezuelan American actor/comedian.

Fred Armisen

The animated film centers on a quirky, dysfunctional but loving clan’s together time that becomes a battle to save the planet. And if these folks are the last hope for humankind, well maybe the inanimates have the upper metal hand.

When Katie Mitchell (Abbi Jacobson), a creative outsider, is accepted into the film school of her dreams, her plans to meet “her people” at college are upended when her nature-loving dad Rick (Danny McBride) determines the whole family should drive Katie to school together and bond as a family one last time. Maya Rudolph voices the mom, and Michael Rianda is the kid brother.

Directed by Mike Rianda from a script he wrote with Jeff Rowe, the film’s voice cast includes Eric Andre, Armisen, Beck Bennett, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Charlyne Yi, Blake Griffin, Conan O’Brien, Sasheer Zamata, Elle Mills, Alex Hirsch, Jay Pharoah, Doug the Pug and Olivia Colman as Pal.

Sony Pictures sold worldwide rights to the animated feature to Netflix in January, after it had bounced around the release calendar during the pandemic.

 

Netflix will debut it as a streaming-only film on April 30.

Netflix to Release Fred Armisen’s Animated Comedy “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” in April

Fred Armisen is ready to save the world next month…

Netflix has announce an April 30 release date for its animated comedy, The Mitchells vs. The Machines, featuring the 54-year-old half-Venezuelan American actor/comedian among the voice cast.

Fred Armisen

In addition to Armisenm new cast members include Beck BennettChrissy Teigen and husband John Legend, Charlyne Yi, late-night host Conan O’Brien, Sasheer Zamata, Jay Pharaoh, Alex Hirsch, Griffin McElroy and relative newcomer Elle Mills.

Previously announced members of the Mitchells cast include Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Eric André and Olivia Colman, among others.

Written and directed by Michael Rianda and Jeff RoweThe Mitchells vs. The Machines centers on Katie Mitchell (Jacobson), a young woman who is accepted into her dream film school. While driving to campus, she and her family come across a tech uprising, which leaves them to figure out how to save the world.

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The film, previously known as Connected, was sold from Sony to Netflix in January.

Roku Acquires Quibi’s Programming, Including Nicole Richie’s “Nikki Fre$h” Series

Nicole Richie is freshening up Roku

Roku has acquired the exclusive global distribution rights to the portfolio of Quibi’s programs, including the 39-year-old part-Mexican American actress & television personality’s series Nikki Fre$h.

Nicole Richie

In its biggest original programming foray to date, Roku’s acquisition covers most of the recently shuttered mobile-only streaming venture’s library, while some daily news shows aren’t part of the package.

A key draw for Roku is the talent, a roster including Richie, Idris Elba, Kevin Hart, Liam Hemsworth, Anna Kendrick, Chrissy Teigen and Lena Waithe.

The lineup includes titles like Most Dangerous Game, Dummy, Murder House Flip and the Reno 911 reboot, starring Carlos Alazraqui.

Financial terms weren’t disclosed, though the valuation is said to be less than $100 million, according to insiders. Roku shares rose 5% to $398.60 on the news. At one point early in the trading day, they reached $402.81, an all-time high.

The programming will be available for free starting later this year. Shows will have advertising, as they did on the $5-a-month Quibi service, and they’ll be housed on the Roku Channel. The hub for free and premium streaming channels, including 150-plus free live, linear offerings, has become a mainstay of the company’s strategy since Roku launched it in 2017. By the fourth quarter of 2020, it was being viewed by households representing an estimated 61.8 million people, the company said, double its reach at the end of 2019.

“The most creative and imaginative minds in Hollywood created groundbreaking content for Quibi that exceeded our expectations,” said Quibi Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg. “We are thrilled that these stories, from the surreal to the sublime, have found a new home on The Roku Channel.”

Fergie Releases Official Video for New Single “M.I.L.F. $”

Fergie is MILFing it with her famous mom friends…

Hours after the release of her new single “M.I.L.F. $” on Friday, the 41-year-old part-Mexican American singer dropped the official music video.

Fergie MILF Video

The clip, uploaded to YouTube, continues with the raunchy theme of her lyrics, portraying Fergie and her famous mom friends — including Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen and Ciara, among others — as scantily-clad housewives who, at moments, pour milk over their bodies.

“Heard you in the mood for a little milkshake/Welcome to the Dairy Dutchess Love Factory/I could whip it up, fix you up straight away/Come on in the front door, leaving at the back door,” Fergie raps in the video.

“M.I.L.F. $” also features cameos from Teigen’s newborn daughter Luna, who the new mom nurses in the video; Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio and her daughter Anja Louise Mazur are also seen posing together with milk glasses in hand.

“M.I.L.F.$.” can be downloaded at iTunes and streamed on gave fans the visual experience with the Spotify, among other digital music services.

Rodriguez Raps Nostalgic on This Week’s Episode of “Lip Sync Battle”

Gina Rodriguez is grillin’ like a villain…

Rocking dreadlocks and wearing a grill, the 31-year-old Puerto Rican actress and Jane the Virgin star takes to the stage in this week’s episode of Lip Sync Battle with an inspired take on Lil Wayne‘s 2008 hit “A Milli.”

Gina Rodriguez on Lip Sync Battle

The Golden Globe winner is anything but G-rated as she shows off her rapping chops and hip thrusts on stage, much to the astonishment of co-host Chrissy Teigen.

Rodriguez’s faced off against Wilmer Valderrama and his nostalgia-provoking take on the Backstreet Boys‘ “Everbody (Backstreet’s Back).”

Catch Rodriguez and Valderrama on Lip Sync Battle this Thursday, May 12 at 10:00 pm ET/PT on Spike.

Alba Throws Out Impressive First Pitch at Dodgers Game

Sure she’s known as a Hollywood sex symbol… But, Jessica Alba is also one athletic woman.

The 33-year-old half-Mexican American actress proved that on Sunday when she threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Dodger Stadium.

Jessica Alba

Even though she could have gotten closer to the home plate, Alba elected to take the mound when she threw out the first pitch at the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game.

In a vine captured by the Major League Baseball team, the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For actress shows some serious athletic skills as she plays catch with one of the Dodgers’ players moments before her big moment.

 

Alba’s experience at the stadium comes after Jeff Bridges and Chrissy Teigen delivered impressive first pitches earlier this summer. And, Alba’s was much better than 50 Cent‘s sad attempt.