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October 4, 2015


Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin Balance Their Time With Leno (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 7th 2011 2:45AM
Jack Black, Owen Wilson & Steve Martin, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'Owen Wilson, Steve Martin and Jack Black were all guests on 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC) at the same time to promote their upcoming comedy, 'The Big Year.' But when you have three big stars sharing face-time on the same late nigh talk show, how do you determine who sits next to Jay Leno?

According to the guys, they hashed this out with their lawyers for two weeks prior to this appearance. While Owen Wilson was telling a story about working with Martin, an alarm went off and the three men got up and shifted seats. Leno had no idea what was happening, but it was their way to ensure equal time in the chair. Isn't fairness great?!

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Jack Black Vows to Save TV

by Sharon Knolle, posted Apr 7th 2010 2:45PM
"Are you ready to have your mind blown apart by the most awesome show in the universe?" Jack Black promised this to a class full of young headbangers in 'School of Rock,' and now, he's promising to blow TV viewer's minds.

"Don't worry TV ... Help is on the way!" he tells the Hollywood Reporter about his new television production deal. His company, the awesomely named Electric Dynamite, has a two-year pact with Reveille to develop online scripted comedies, unscripted and animated projects that will, presumably, save us from this awful, Jack Black-less rut we've gotten into.

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Jack Black, Owen Wilson Guest on 'Community' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 15th 2010 2:00PM
On 'Community,' Jack Black guest starred as Buddy, an annoying new character attempting to weasel his way into Jeff's study group.

At first, Jeff and the crew deny Buddy access to their group, but later reluctantly agree, only to discover that he's also been lobbying for membership in a rival "cool" Spanish study group headed by Owen Wilson.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Review: Community - Investigative Journalism

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 15th 2010 3:15AM
Community: Investigative Journalism
I'd like to give thanks to the Executive Producer Associate Supervisor Supervising Executive for being the man, or woman, behind the new semester at Community. When the gang returned from the break they discovered a new member in their group -- he snuck in during the group hug.

Jack Black basically plays one type of character, and that's who we got this week. There were some genuinely funny moments, but this definitely wasn't one of the stronger episodes of the series to date. With the community college setting, it's pretty easy to slip in a guest star here or there and even, as in this case, pretend they've been there the whole time. I just don't think it's necessary right now for Community.

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Jack Black to Guest on 'Community'

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Dec 15th 2009 4:24PM
Jack Black can rock out on stage and fill the big screen but lately he can't keep away from the tube as well.

Appearances on the 'The Office' plus the children's show 'Yo Gabba Gabba' were not enough. Now, Zap2it tells us, Black plans a January appearance on 'Community.'

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What's Hot on Inside Movies: Jack Black Hunts Bigfoot; Top 10 Comedies of 2009

by Jenny Hollowell, posted Dec 7th 2009 7:00PM
It's a perfect day for curling up with the latest Moviefone news. Here's what's happening on Inside Movies:

Funnyman Jack Black's new animated project has him hunting for Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and other cryptozoological legends.

Check out our rundown of the Top 10 Comedies of the year. Do you see your favorites? Add your thoughts in the comments.

More posts after the jump.

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Leno Weekly: Jamie Foxx, Wanda Sykes & more!

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 9th 2009 6:30PM
Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be MeWelcome to the inaugural edition of "Leno Weekly." As you may have noticed, there were no daily reviews of The Jay Leno Show this week. We felt that while it was important to cover the show for the first few weeks, the time for daily reviews has passed. NBC had promised that this would be a bold new comedy venture for prime-time network television. It's not.

That's not to say that it doesn't have its value or historical significance. Whether it succeeds or fails, it's still a big deal that NBC abandoned scripted television at 10pm. It's kind of like when ABC threw Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? on fourteen times a week to prop up their broken schedule a decade or so ago.

For those of you still interested in how the experiment is playing out, "Leno Weekly" will be a weekly roundup of the highlights and lowlights of Leno's primetime show, including clips. For those who don't think The Jay Leno Show deserves any kind of coverage at all on TV Squad ... now you only have one article a week to ignore!

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Jack Black not trekking to play TV's Harry Mudd

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Jun 10th 2009 7:27PM
Harry Mudd won't return in the form of Jack Black in Star Trek.Rumors that Jack Black was headed to the next Star Trek movie as stellar con man Harry Mudd were dismissed by director J.J. Abrams Tuesday.

Harcourt Fenton Mudd was originally played by Roger C. Carmel (right) in Trek's 1960s series. Whether hustling beauty drugs or androids, Mudd was always looking for a quick space buck and was a humorous thorn in Captain Kirk's side.

While some sites suggested Mudd's would-be return in Abrams' next movie could prove a great opportunity for Jack Black to come aboard the Enterprise, Abrams denied the Black casting move.

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The Office: Stress Relief

by Jay Black, posted Feb 1st 2009 11:50PM
I have it on good authority that that's not his real forehead.(S05E13) Let me ask you a philosophical question: is it possible for a sitcom to be funny and still not be a very good episode? Technically, all a sitcom is trying to do is make you laugh; if it accomplishes that, it's hard to argue that it's a bad episode. Yet, despite above average guffawing throughout tonight's Office, nothing about it worked that well.

The cold open perfectly encapsulates what I'm talking about. Dwight's actions officially crossed the line from odd-but-likable-doofus to dead-eyed sociopath. I get that Dwight's a little out there, but when it becomes plausible that a sitcom character might have a basement pit filled up with hitchhikers he's planning to use to make a girl-suit, you have to take pause and consider how he's being handled. That fire was stupid, unbelievable, and ridiculous.

But it was damn funny. You see my dilemma ...

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The Office to get Black

by Brad Trechak, posted Dec 15th 2008 3:06PM
Jack BlackIt looks like The Office scored a major guest-star win. Jack Black will be appearing on the post-Super Bowl episode of the hit series. The episode revolves around a roast given by the employees to boss Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell). It is unknown as of yet what role he will play. Wouldn't it be funny if he was a Schrute? Feel free to speculate.

Usually a television appearance by a movie star is a sign that the star isn't quite as much a star as he/she once was. On the other hand both Black and Steve Carell are part of the Apatow clique, so that could be a factor in his appearance on the show.

A series doesn't get a bigger chance to shine than a Super Bowl lead-in (well, maybe American Idol, but that's debatable). I think between the guest-star and the timeslot, we'll see The Office bringing its A-Game to that episode. Since I'm not a sports fan, I'm looking forward to this more than the Super Bowl itself.

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Sesame Street is going to be awesome - VIDEO

by Annie Wu, posted Jul 31st 2008 9:37AM
Will Arnett on Sesame StreetThe new season of Sesame Street is right around the corner and, while I normally wouldn't give it a second thought, I am unusually excited right now. No, this isn't a snarky rant about how I've been driven to children's TV because of the sorry state of grown-up programming. Sesame Street's 39th season, starting August 11th, looks like it has a lot of fun lined up not only for the pre-schoolers but parents as well. I already posted Feist's upcoming special take on "1 2 3 4", but I had no idea how many amazing guest appearances were coming. Just check out this star-filled highlight reel after the jump.

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The Simpsons: Husbands and Knives

by Richard Keller, posted Nov 18th 2007 11:32PM

Jack Black is Milo, the owner of Coolsville, the newest comic book store in Springfield(S19E06) "We're gonna be rich! We can finally afford to start a family!" -- Homer

"We have a family!" -- Marge

"A better one!" -- Homer

I think I have whiplash. One minute this week's The Simpsons was about the new comic book store in Springfield and the next Homer was getting his stomach stapled.

I didn't even think this was going to be a Homer-centric episode from the preview comments on the show.Heck, it didn't even seem like he was going to be on the episode at all since his first appearance was about 30 seconds before the second commercial break. When he suddenly became the focus I felt a stabbing pain in my neck.

I may have to sue.

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Nickelodeon and Dreamworks teaming up

by Brett Love, posted Oct 25th 2006 10:03AM
Po - Kung Fu PandaDreamworks Animation and Nickelodeon are working together to explore the possibility of creating weekly series out of two Dreamworks movies. Paul Rugg (Freakazoid!) will write a spin-off from 2005's Madagascar that focuses on penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private. Tom Martin (The Simpsons) has been brought in to write the pilot for the series version of the upcoming Kung Fu Panda.

Due out in May 2008, Kung Fu Panda is the story of Po, the panda. While he is a kung fu fanatic, his body doesn't exactly lend itself to martial arts. But then events transpire that call on Po to save the day. It's like Hero, with more fur and slapstick comedy... and pandas... starring Jack Black. How can they go wrong?

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Andy Dick sings about his last name and more

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 23rd 2006 2:26PM
Andy DickI've always found Andy Dick to be a very talented, guy. I know, I know, a lot of people don't seem to like him, but, well, screw them.

I was checking out his offical web site, and besides finding out about the new film he has, Danny Roane: First Time Director (with an impressive cast: Ben Stiller, Maura Tierney, Jack Black, James Van Der Beek, and more), I also came across an entire page of free mp3s of songs he's written. Very entertaining. Check out "A. Dick Theme," about all the jokes that have been made about his last name (note: some songs are rather explicit).

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The kids, they love Jack Black

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 8th 2006 10:11AM
jack black nickelodeonI'm guessing that we'll see the School of Rock version of Jack Black, rather than the Tenacious D version when he hosts Nickelodeon's 19th annual Kids' Choice Awards on April 1. I'm pretty sure F*** Her Gently isn't considered family-friendly. Black says of the honor, "I have a lot of secret plans for when I host the awards, but I can tell you I'm going to bring the super-duper, freaky-deaky, ultra-clowny super dance!" That man is going to drive those kids wild.

Voting begins on March 6 at Nickelodeon's website. A few nominees in the television category are after the jump, or you can check out the full list (including movies) here. Let's just say it ain't the Oscars. And that's OK.

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