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Originally posted 05/06/2011 06:25PM
Jack Black and his character, panda bear Po, crack up the Jolie-Pitt kids – but mom Angelina Jolie can't seem to catch a break.
"They know when Mommy's funny and when Mommy's not funny," the Kung Fu Panda 2 star, 35, tells USA Today. "They'll sit in a room and say, 'That's just not funny.' "
Jolie's kids – Maddox, 9, Pax, 7, Zahara, 6, Shiloh, 4, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 2 – became "part agents, part managers" for the actress, she says, and proved their understanding of the industry on set of the Panda sequel, which arrives in theaters May 26.
Originally posted 04/02/2011 09:45PM
Johnny Depp has wielded every sort of weapon imaginable in his various movie roles, but Saturday night the actor tried his hand at something equally powerful: a slime blaster.
While accepting high honors for best movie actor at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards live from the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles, Depp pointed the pump toward his screaming young fans, shooting out streams of the network's signature green goo.
"You guys are the future," Depp, 47, told the crowd just before he unleashed the slime. "Take good care of us."
Originally posted 12/07/2010 12:40PM
Jason Segel and Jack Black would like to serenade you this holiday season with a "rockified" new version of "Little Drummer Boy," following in the footsteps of David Bowie and Bing Crosby, who did a famous version in 1977.
The Gulliver's Travels costars certainly inject some new energy into the old standard – and into an animated video which accompanies the clip (watch it below). As Black tells PEOPLE: "Jason Segel and I wanted to generate some good karmic energy whilst rocking the house with this tasty Classic Jam. We want to send a big shout out to Bing and Bowie. Much love on this outstanding holiday season."
The song goes on sale on iTunes beginning Tuesday, with proceeds going to Blue Star Families, a nonprofit that connects, supports and empowers military families.
Originally posted 03/13/2009 10:30AM
Meet Jack Black's new costars: a red Cyclops, a pink flower bubble, a blue cat-dragon, a yellow robot and a "little green one."
In an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon's Yo Gabba Gabba! called "New Friends" (airing Friday, April 3 at 1:30pm ET/PT), the funnyman is entertaining the show's colorful creatures, Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee and Plex, by teaching them a little disco in the show's "Dancey Dance Time" segment.
"I have a 2-year-old son named Samuel and Yo Gabba Gabba! is one of our favorite shows," Black says, adding, "My wife [Tonya] really thought it would be awesome if I came on the show."
Originally posted 11/13/2008 09:30AM
Jack Black looked dapper in a well-tailored tuxedo Wednesday night, as he attended a black-tie gala in honor of good pal Ben Stiller. But, he admitted, suiting up was a "humiliating" – and hysterical – ordeal.
"I only found out yesterday that this thing was black tie," the comedian told the audience at the American Museum of Moving Images Salute to Ben Stiller in New York. "And I've got to say that I hate black tie. I was going to say screw it. I was just going to wear my jockies and trench coat."
What changed his mind?
"I found out that I was going to be sitting next to [Robert] DeNiro and P. Diddy. And they were going to be looking very sharp .... So I went over to Berdorf Goodman and I said, 'Show me your finest tux!' "
And that's when butterball Black ran into trouble. "The lady there was like, 'Your neck ... it's too big. It's too big for this store! I'm sorry Jack Black, but you might want to go to Big and Tall.' "
Originally posted 09/11/2008 03:00PM
Fatherhood has driven funnyman Jack Black to tears – of sentimentality.
"I cry all the time. I always cry at movies and sometimes even cry at ads," the actor tells the October issue of British Cosmopolitan.
"The other day I was watching one for a cereal," he continues. "The father's trying to feed the baby and it calls him mama. He keeps going, 'It's dada.' I came over all sniffly because it happened to me! Sammy (his 2-year-old son) didn't call me dada for ages."
Earlier this year Black, 39, became a father of two when his wife Tanya Haden, 36, gave birth to son Tommy. "It was great," he tells the magazine. And naturally: "I cried!"
Originally posted 08/06/2008 01:20PM
It was an attack Camp Pendleton didn't see coming: Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. brought a full-scale laugh assault to the Marines there as they presented a special screening of their military-themed action-comedy, Tropic Thunder.
"We were really excited to show this movie to the military personnel who do so much for our country," Ben Stiller said in a statement. "I think they really got a kick out of seeing a bunch of spoiled actors complaining about how hard it is to do a war movie. But seriously, it was really hard. We almost did a boot camp, but then decided on a cast dinner instead."
Like a film premiere, there was a red carpet at the base's MCC Base Theater – only it was (fittingly) combat green-colored. And once the film's stars were inside the theater, they spent time meeting the troops, posing for pictures and then introduced the film.
Tropic Thunder blasts into theaters Aug. 13.
Originally posted 06/04/2008 09:30AM
All's well that ends well: Jack Black is blaming his wife, Tanya Haden, for causing him to be the "bean spiller" of news that Angelina Jolie is expecting twins – much to Jolie's relief, he says.
"It was my wife's fault ... She said, like it was common knowledge, 'Angelina's having twins' – because my wife is a triplet, and she was interested in that," Black, 38, told Today host Meredith Vieira on Wednesday's show.
As for Jolie's reaction: "She was relieved. She wanted to spill the beans, but didn't know how to and I did it for her," Black said.
Originally posted 06/01/2008 03:00PM
Jack Black and his wife Tanya Haden have welcomed their second child, PEOPLE has learned.
"I have a new one," Black, 38, told reporters Saturday at the junket for his animated movie, Kung Fu Panda, in Beverly Hills. "It's eating every three hours."
Name and birth details were not immediately available. Older brother Samuel turns 2 in June.
Originally posted 05/14/2008 09:15AM
The 61st Cannes Film Festival kicked off Wednesday morning as Jack Black showed off his martial art skills for Kung Fu Panda.
Black arrived at the Carlton hotel pier by boat, then walked a gauntlet of 40 oversized pandas modeled after characters in the animated film, which costars Angelina Jolie. (The stunt rivaled last year's airborne arrival of Jerry Seinfeld dressed as bee.)
"It's a hard choice to decide who had the crazier stunt between me and Jerry," Black, 39, tells PEOPLE. "But I can't believe he had to come down from the top of the hotel – twice."
In fact, Black's "pandemonium" on the pier upstaged the official festival opening flick, Blindness, which stars Julianne Moore, Gael Garcia Bernal and Mark Ruffalo.
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