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Originally posted 08/16/2013 12:45PM
The Smurfs 2 star, 49, takes on a more serious role as a director in the film Lovelace and chatted with PEOPLE this week about "one last thing" ...
Originally posted 12/01/2011 07:00PM
Honestly, who's your favorite Abe?
The Internet is abuzz with a photo of Daniel Day-Lewis in a beard during filming of Lincoln, but he's certainly not the first to channel the 16th American president for Hollywood.
Going back to the silent era, the list is long and varied, including most famously Henry Fonda (beardless in Young Mr. Lincoln). But there are others, including two unlikely portrayers.
Will Ferrell goes for laughs in a Funny or Die video while Hank Azaria did it twice, on The Simpsons and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.
Originally posted 07/28/2011 09:00AM
To play Gargamel, the villainous sorcerer determined to destroy the lovable Smurfs, Hank Azaria had to put on fake bushy eyebrows, practice his evil grin – and act alongside a cat.
"If I wasn't a cat person before this film, I became one during the course of shooting," Azaria tells PEOPLE of his feline costar, who plays Gargamel's sidekick, Azrael. "One thing I can tell you about the cat? Cat's a good kisser."
Originally posted 06/10/2009 02:55PM
It's a boy – a bit early! – for Hank Azaria and girlfriend Katie Wright.
The couple welcomed a son, Hal, on Saturday, June 6. "He was premature but he's healthy and strong," Azaria's rep Stan Rosenfield tells PEOPLE. "Everyone is very happy."
The couple announced the pregnancy and sex of the baby in February, with The Simpsons star, 45, sharing that he enjoys talking to his son in utero using "many voices" and playing The Beatles.
Originally posted 05/04/2009 10:00AM
It's going to be a boy for The Simpsons star Hank Azaria and girlfriend Katie Wright – and if mom's cravings are any indication, junior will love a good burger.
Azaria, who announced in February that they are expecting, told PEOPLE that Wright has been through the gamut of all the side effects of impending motherhood. "She has everything: cravings, nausea – everything."
So what's her number one craving? "In-N-Out Burger!" she said at the Los Angeles premiere of Star Trek.
"They should really give us a year's worth," added Azaria, 45. "We are the greatest [customers]. I literally bought a hat because I've delivered so much In-N-Out Burger in the last six months."
Originally posted 02/04/2009 08:00AM
Hank Azaria and his girlfriend Katie Wright are expecting a baby boy, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
"They're quite ecstatic," the actor's rep Stan Rosenfield tells PEOPLE.
Wright, who has begun her second trimester, is a former actress now studying to be a family therapist.
Azaria, 44, and Wright have been dating for two years. They are currently hunting for the perfect home for their growing family. The actor's next movie, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, will be released in May.
This is the first child for both.
Originally posted 05/24/2005 08:00AM
RATED: Sunday's season finale of ABC's Desperate Housewives attracted a record 30.3 million viewers, according to preliminary Nielsen ratings. The new high beats the numbers for the Nov. 28 episode (about Mrs. Huber's death) by some 3 million. Even so, shows that did even better during this Sweeps period also included season finale for CBS's CSI (30.7 million) and the series finale of Everybody Loves Raymond (32.9 million). As for Desperate Housewives, the hopes are high for season two this fall. Joining the cast as a regular, Variety reports, will be Roger Bart, who this past season occasionally cropped up as pharmacist George Williams, who developed a crush on Bree (Marcia Cross) … and fatally tampered with her husband Rex's pills.
Originally posted 11/08/2004 06:00AM
She's come a long way from her time as a Jagged Little Pill ... nowadays, formerly tortured singer Alanis Morissette is more concerned with her impending wedding to actor and fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds (Blade: Trinity, Van Wilder) than with the old lover who done her wrong. So, what's new on the nuptials front? The pair is "putting the plans together, although just barely," Morissette tells us. "We're thinking sometime next year. I don't believe in the gender thing, so some of my bridesmaids will be men." As for a venue, Morissette said only that the wedding will take place "somewhere mellow." Next up in her professional life: Morissette will appear on an episode of American Dreams and on MAD TV this month. It seems a flair for comedy has been her "back pocket secret for awhile," she says.
Originally posted 07/08/2004 09:00AM
CRITICIZED: A poster showing OutKast's Andre 3000 holding a smoking gun has been branded "irresponsible" by Britain's Advertising Standards Authority, reports Reuters. The watchdog group upheld a complaint that the ad could be seen to glorify gun use but rejected another claim that it promoted racial stereotypes. The advertiser, record label BMG, had said it believed the poster for the hip-hop duo was no more likely to provoke violence than ads for James Bond movies. "We regret the ruling because OutKast are the last group that we believe you could level those charges against," said BMG press director Paul Bursche.
Originally posted 01/22/2002 12:00PM
NBC cancels the Hank Azaria sitcom "Imagine That" after only two weeks; the 30th anniversary taping of "The Price Is Right" goes through the roof.
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