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Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington to Star in Paul Feig’s ‘The School for Good and Evil’ at Netflix

Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington to Star in Paul Feig’s ‘The School for Good and Evil’ at Netflix
Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington have joined the cast of Paul Feig’s upcoming Netflix movie, “The School for Good and Evil.”

Based on the young adult fantasy novel by Soman Chainani, the story follows best friends Sophie and Agatha as they are kidnapped to the School for Good and Evil. After their fortunes are reversed, their friendship is put to the test as the duo attempts to return home. Washington is playing Professor Dovey and Theron is portraying Lady Lesso — two looming figures at the mysterious house of education.

“I know what school I’m applying to,” Feig wrote Friday on Twitter to announce the casting news. “So thrilled to welcome Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington to the School for Good and Evil! Everyone, prepare to get schooled!”

Feig, whose vast credits include “Freaks and Geeks,” “Bridesmaids,” “A Simple Favor” and “The Heat,” is directing the film from a
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IFC Films Buys Nicole Riegel’s ‘Holler,’ Plans June Release (Exclusive)

IFC Films Buys Nicole Riegel’s ‘Holler,’ Plans June Release (Exclusive)
IFC Films has acquired “Holler,” a drama about a woman who joins a dangerous scrap metal crew in order to pay for her college education.

The deal is for North American right. IFC will release the film in June 2021. “Holler” received critical claim both for Nicole Riegel’s work behind the camera and for the lead performance of Jessica Barden. Variety’s Peter Debruge praised the movie’s grit, writing, “‘Holler’ is honest, which is not always what people want from movies, but it isn’t your typical poverty porn. Riegel avoids the melodramatic gimmicks that tellers of such working-class stories love to pull, trusting that audiences understand that the only happy ending — the only hopeful ending — is one that sees Ruth on her way out of Jackson.”

Riegel wrote the screenplay for the movie and is making her directorial debut. Barden starred in “End of the F*cking World
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Grace Wu Promoted To Oversee Casting Across NBCUniversal Television & Streaming

Grace Wu Promoted To Oversee Casting Across NBCUniversal Television & Streaming
NBC scripted casting chief Grace Wu has been upped to oversee casting across NBCUniversal’s entire television and streaming portfolio.

Wu has been appointed to the newly created role of Executive Vice President, Casting, Entertainment Content, while Tomii Crump has been promoted to have oversight of unscripted casting across all platforms.

It is the latest move by the studio to merge activities across all of its platforms, including its broadcast net, cable networks and streaming service Peacock and come after it created NBCUniversal Television and Streaming Entertainment last year.

Wu, who now reports directly to Entertainment Content Chairman Susan Rovner, was previously EVP, Scripted Casting for NBC Entertainment, a role she has held since 2009. She has supervised casting for series including This Is Us, New Amsterdam, Freaks & Geeks, Friday Night Lights and Parenthood.

Meanwhile, Crump becomes SVP, Head of Unscripted Casting and Talent, Entertainment Content, overseeing casting for lifestyle and documentary programming,
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Grace Wu Named NBCU TV and Streaming Casting Head, Tomii Crump to Oversee Unscripted Casting

Grace Wu Named NBCU TV and Streaming Casting Head, Tomii Crump to Oversee Unscripted Casting
Longtime casting executive Grace Wu has been upped to lead casting across NBCUniversal’s television and streaming entertainment portfolio in the newly established position of executive vice president of casting in the entertainment content division.

Wu will be tasked with overseeing scripted and unscripted casting and talent across broadcast network NBC, streamer Peacock and cable networks Bravo, E!, Oxygen, Syfy, Universal Kids and USA, reporting to NBCU entertainment content chairman Susan Rovner. Wu was most recently executive VP of scripted casting at NBC Entertainment, a position she held since 2009. A more-than-20-year NBC veteran, she has supervised the casting of “Freaks & Geeks,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood,” “New Amsterdam,” and “This Is Us,” among other series.

“There’s a reason Grace is one of the most respected casting executives in the industry; in addition to being a true champion for actors, Grace is a perpetual advocate of diversity on our screens,
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How ‘Freaks And Geeks’ Helped Define Jason Segel

How ‘Freaks And Geeks’ Helped Define Jason Segel
There’s a special place in TV history for shows that lasted just a single season but have become beloved favorites. At the top of that list would be 1999’s Freaks and Geeks, one of the earlier TV efforts from executive producer Judd Apatow. It’s a show that launched the careers of several young, unknown actors, […]

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The Mighty Ducks Star Shaun Weiss Is Celebrating One Year of Sobriety

The Mighty Ducks Star Shaun Weiss Is Celebrating One Year of Sobriety
The Mighty Ducks star Shaun Weiss is feeling good and looking great after celebrating one year of sobriety. According to his pal, Drew Gallagher, Weiss officially hit the one-year milestone on Jan. 9. The former child star also chose to make the most of the occasion, reportedly holding off on opening his Christmas presents until the day he celebrated his sobriety this month. With his legal issues very well-publicized, it's certainly wonderful to see that Shaun has seemingly turned his life around and is back on the right track.

'Mighty Ducks' Star Shaun Weiss Celebrates 1 Year of Sobriety https://t.co/ydDZ04bcBu

TMZ (@TMZ) January 27, 2021

In 2017, Weiss was arrested multiple times on charges of petty theft and possession of methamphetamine. After he was arrested in 2018 for public intoxication, he announced that he was planning to enter rehab. Unfortunately, things only got worse for Weiss, and in January of last year,
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Can ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Move Beyond Cult Classic Status? Streaming on Hulu Could Help

Can ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Move Beyond Cult Classic Status? Streaming on Hulu Could Help
It took four years, an internet petition and a hefty price tag to get Freaks and Geeks on DVD in 2004. The short-lived NBC dramedy about high school misfits quickly became a cult classic after its 2000 cancellation, surviving on word-of-mouth recommendations and bootleg burned eBay DVDs until a company coughed up the cash for the megahits that populated the soundtrack of the 1980-set series. It was largely music rights issues that prevented the series — created by Paul Feig, executive produced by Judd Apatow and starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jason Segel, Linda Cardellini and Busy Philipps — from being ...
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Come Sail Away With These 20 Secrets From That One Season of Freaks and Geeks

Come Sail Away With These 20 Secrets From That One Season of Freaks and Geeks
Freaks and Geeks was unceremoniously canceled after one season. After less than one full 1999-era, broadcast-network season, in fact. But the legacy of the hour-long dramedy about high schoolers existing on the outskirts of fitting in lives on. For starters, it had a pedigree it didn't even know it had yet: created by Paul Feig, executive produced by Judd Apatow, starring Linda Cardellini, James Franco, Jason Segel, Busy Philipps and Seth Rogen. (And those were just the Freaks!) Basically, the show was a treasure trove of gifted actors and comedic talent cannily gathered in one place. For whatever reason, though, and despite widespread critical praise, it didn't register with a big enough...
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‘Freaks and Geeks’ Finally Available for Streaming: Here’s How to Watch It on Hulu for Free

‘Freaks and Geeks’ Finally Available for Streaming: Here’s How to Watch It on Hulu for Free
After years of pleading with showrunners to make Freaks and Geeks available for streaming, fans of Paul Feig’s beloved coming-of-age comedy can finally watch the show online. As of January 25, the first (and only) season of Freaks and Geeks is available to stream on Hulu, and we’ve found a couple ways to stream Freaks and Geeks for free, or with a cheap Hulu deal.

How to Stream Freaks and Geeks Online

Until now, the only way to watch the show was to buy Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series on DVD or Blu-ray.
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TV Bits: ‘Euphoria’ Special Episode, ‘Freaks and Geeks’ on Hulu, ‘Saved By the Bell’ Season 2, and More

TV Bits: ‘Euphoria’ Special Episode, ‘Freaks and Geeks’ on Hulu, ‘Saved By the Bell’ Season 2, and More
In this edition of TV Bits: HBO sets early HBO Max premiere for the Euphoria second special Freaks and Geeks is coming to Hulu with its original soundtrack Peacock renews Saved by the Bell for season 2 Watch The Lady and the Dale trailer. Following the success of its first pandemic-filmed special episode, Euphoria is releasing its second special episode, titled “F*ck […]

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Freaks and Geeks headed to Hulu with its original soundtrack

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Freaks and Geeks headed to Hulu with its original soundtrack
Freaks and Geeks only ran for 12 episodes back in the 1999-2000 season but it's a show that has stayed with me, and many other fans, as one of the best shows to end way too soon. The high school dramedy from Paul Feig and Judd Apatow featured a cast of "look at them before they were famous" faces that include Seth Rogen, James Franco, Busy Phillips,…
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Jessica Campbell Dies, Election Star Was 38

Jessica Campbell Dies, Election Star Was 38
Former actress Jessica Campbell, who appeared alongside Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick in the 1999 comedy Election, has sadly passed away. News of her death is just starting to hit the press, though her family has revealed to TMZ that Campbell was found dead on Dec. 29 at her home in Portland. Though a full autopsy was reportedly conducted, an official cause of death hasn't yet been divulged to the family. She was 38 years old.

According to Campbell's cousin Sarah, her death was very sudden and came as a tremendous shock to the family. Campbell, who had been working as a naturopathic physician, reportedly had a very routine day when she passed, working with patients at her practice. After work, she returned home to visit with her mother and aunt.

Sarah says Campbell was later found collapsed on the floor after she went to the bathroom and never came back out. Her
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Jessica Campbell, ‘Election’ and ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Actor, Dies at 38

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Jessica Campbell, ‘Election’ and ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Actor, Dies at 38
Jessica Campbell, best known for her roles in the 1999 film “Election” and cult classic series “Freaks and Geeks,” has died at 38.

Campbell’s family announced the actor died on Dec. 29 in Portland, Ore. Campbell retired from acting to become a naturopathic physician, and she collapsed after seeing patients at her practice. She was unable to be revived and her cause of death is to be determined.

Campbell first appeared in the 1992 TV movie “In the Best Interest of the Children,” starring Sarah Jessica Parker. Her following major film role was in 1999 comedy satire “Election,” with Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon. She played the angsty sister of school jock Paul (Chris Klein) whose girlfriend dumps her and leaves her for Paul. Wanting revenge, she runs against him for class president. The performance secured her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for best debut performance.

The actor also appeared in “Freaks and Geeks,
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Freaks and Geeks Actress Dead at 38

Freaks and Geeks Actress Dead at 38
Jessica Campbell, whose acting credits included NBC’s beloved, cult classic Freaks and Geeks as well as the 1999 Reese Witherspoon film Election, died unexpectedly at her home in Portland, Oregon on Dec. 29, TMZ reports. She was 38.

A cause of death has not been confirmed, but Campbell reportedly had been experiencing flu-like symptoms the morning of her passing.

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Campbell appeared in two
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Jessica Campbell, ‘Election’ and ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Star, Dead at 38

Jessica Campbell, ‘Election’ and ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Star, Dead at 38
Jessica Campbell, who played Tammy Metzler in Election, has died at the age of 38.

Campbell’s family confirmed the news to TMZ, stating that Campbell died on December 29th, 2020, in Portland, Oregon. Campbell, who left acting to become a naturopathic physician, spent the day seeing patients at her practice, her cousin Sarah Wessling told the outlet. She went home to visit with her mother and aunt, and went to the bathroom and never returned.

Her aunt later found her collapsed on the bathroom floor; Campbell was unable to be revived when the EMTs arrived.
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Jessica Campbell Dies: ‘Election’ Actress Was 38

Jessica Campbell Dies: ‘Election’ Actress Was 38
Jessica Campbell, the former actress who appeared in Freaks and Geeks, The Safety of Objects and, in her best known role as a vengeful student body candidate in the hit 1999 comedy Election, died unexpectedly Dec. 29 at the home of a relative in Portland, Oregon. She was 38.

Her death was announced by her cousin Sarah Wessling. A cause has not been disclosed, but Campbell reportedly had experienced flu-like symptoms the morning of her death.

Campbell, who had retired from acting to become a practitioner of naturopathic, or holistic, alternative medicine, began her acting career with a role in the 1992 TV movie In the Best Interest of the Children starring Sarah Jessica Parker.

Her next project became her signature role: As Election‘s Tammy Metzler, Campbell played the sister of campus jock Paul (Chris Klein) who decides to run against her brother for student council after he starts dating her girlfriend. The
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Jessica Campbell, ‘Election’ and ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Star, Dies at 38

Jessica Campbell, ‘Election’ and ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Star, Dies at 38
Jessica Campbell, the young actress who played Tammy Metzler in Alexander Payne’s “Election” alongside Reese Witherspoon, has died. She was 38.

According to a GoFundMe arranged by her cousin, Campbell passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 29, leaving behind a 10-year-old son.

Campbell also starred in two episodes of “Freaks and Geeks,” and one of the show’s directors and writers, Judd Apatow, donated $5,000 to the fundraiser.

No cause of death was given, but Campbell’s family told TMZ that the former actress died in Portland, Ore., after collapsing in a bathroom. Results from an autopsy are expected soon.

“A true adventurer in every sense of the word, Jessica packed a staggering amount of experiences into her tragically short lifetime. Listening to her talk, excitedly recounting her tales at a mile-a-minute, one could be forgiven for thinking ‘is this b–ch for real?’ But she was in fact for real and there
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A Classic Seth Rogen Movie Hits Netflix Next Month

A Classic Seth Rogen Movie Hits Netflix Next Month
It feels as though Seth Rogen has been around forever, with the actor enduring as one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood comedy for well over fifteen years now, but incredibly the Canadian funnyman is only 38 years old, despite having over 20 years of experience in the industry after making his screen debut Paul Feige’s cult classic TV show Freaks & Geeks before getting his start behind the scenes as a writer on Judd Apatow’s short-lived Undeclared, in which he also played one of the main roles.

Surprisingly, Rogen’s first feature film gig came when he was tasked to perform uncredited rewrites on Michael Bay’s Bad Boys II, but two years later he caught his big break in Apatow’s The 40 Year-Old Virgin. After headlining Knocked Up, Rogen finally received his first credit as a screenwriter in 2007 when Superbad hit the big screen.

He may
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‘Immortal’ Review

‘Immortal’ Review
Stars: Tony Todd, Dylan Baker, Samm Levine, Robin Bartlett, Agnes Bruckner, Lindsay Mushett, Jason Stuart, Brett Edwards, Mario Van Peebles, C.J. Vana, Sade Grandberry, Vanessa Lengies, Michael Shenefelt | Written by Jon Dabach | Directed by Tom Colley, Jon Dabach, Danny Isaacs, Rob Margolies

Immortality, the idea that man can live forever, has often bee touched upon by cinema – oftentimes the consequences of which never turn out the way people want. Oftentimes the exact opposite; a bright future without fear of death changing personalities, changing perspectives on the human condition. But their are always consequences. More bad than good… Anthology film Immortal explores the consequences of immortality, be it known or unknown, and how it effects it’s characters humanity.

Immortal opens with “Chelsea”, the story of a high school athlete who is being abused by her sports coach. Seemingly finding a shoulder to cry on, a safe person to confess to,
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Judd Apatow Developing Pandemic Comedy for Netflix

Judd Apatow Developing Pandemic Comedy for Netflix
Judd Apatow is developing a pandemic comedy for Netflix and will direct, produce and co-write the untitled project through his Apatow Productions.

The film will follow a group of actors and actresses stuck inside a pandemic bubble at a hotel attempting to complete a film. Apatow will co-write the script with “South Park” writer Pam Brady. Apatow’s partner Barry Mendel will executive produce the project.

Apatow’s directing credits include “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up,” “Funny People,” “Trainwreck, “The King of Staten Island” and HBO’s “The Zen Diaries Of Garry Shandling,” which won an Emmy in 2018. He also worked with Netflix on the series “Love,” which he co-created and executive produced.

The comedic filmmaker also has extensive producing credits. He produced and developed the television series “Freaks and Geeks,” “Undeclared,” “Funny or Die Presents,” “Girls,” “Love” and “Crashing.” He also produced the feature films he directed along with “The Cable Guy,
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