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REVIEW: Arrested Development Still Brings Laughs – But Something's Missing | Arrested Development, David Cross, Portia de Rossi

PEOPLE's TV Critic's Arrested Development Review: It's Just Not as Funny

Originally posted 05/27/2013 11:30AM

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Arrested Development, one of the cleverest sitcoms of all time, returned to life over the weekend, as Netflix launched an entire season of 15 new episodes for instant and, if one so chooses, marathon streaming.

This is a cause for celebration: reviving a cult network classic as digital, 24/7 programming is something like cloning a fresh mastodon from genetic material tweezered off a frozen carcass.

There is no guarantee, however, that the genetic material may not have mutated or deteriorated with time.

That is the case with Arrested Development, which lasted a mere three seasons on Fox despite ecstatic praise and is now regarded as such a classic that this revival has been wildly anticipated (and hyped).

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Arrested Development Is Back! What's Your Favorite Recurring Joke? | Jason Bateman, Will Arnett

Arrested Development Is Back!

Originally posted 05/26/2013 12:05PM

Let's all hope Netflix has some seriously powerful servers, because everybody and their mother(boy) just signed up to watch the hotly anticipated fourth season of Arrested Development, available exclusively on the streaming service beginning May 26.

That's right – the Bluths are back, in all their lazy, grifting, unprincipled glory! Do you think you're the ultimate Arrested Development fan?

Whether you plan on watching the whole new season in one sitting, or will ration out the episodes, grab your martini, stock up on treats from the nearest banana stand, snuggle up in the model home with anyone but Ann and sound off below.

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Ice, Ice Baby: Tom Cruise and Jason Bateman Cheer NHL Playoffs | Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise, Liam Neeson and Jason Bateman Cheer NHL Playoffs

Originally posted 05/24/2013 11:15AM

Stars on ice!

The NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs saw a lot of celebrity love Thursday with actors and their famililes turning out across the country turning out to enthusiastically support their respective teams.

In Los Angeles, single guy Tom Cruise, 50, high-fived producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who joined director Jason Reitman at a Thursday game to cheer on a 3-0 win against the San Jose Sharks.

Also in attendance at the Western Conference semi-final game: Ryan O'Neal, who enjoyed a sports outing with son Patrick.

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Alexander Skarsgard: No Shirt, No Fangs, No Problem (PHOTO) | Alexander Skarsgard

Alexander Skarsgard Goes Shirtless in Disconnect

Originally posted 03/27/2013 04:00PM

You can now get a glimpse of Alexander Skarsgard shirtless – without waiting for the next season of True Blood.

In Disconnect, a thriller about ordinary people struggling to connect in today's wired world, Skarsgard, 36, stars alongside Jason Bateman, Frank Grillo, Paula Patton and more. Designer Marc Jacobs also makes his film debut.

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Shake on It! Jason Bateman Gets to Know a Dolphin | Jason Bateman

Shake on It! Jason Bateman Gets to Know a Dolphin

Originally posted 06/19/2012 02:30PM

Jason Bateman has Melissa McCarthy to thank for his new (flippered) friend!

Bateman's costar in the upcoming comedy Identity Theft, currently in production in Atlanta, Ga., suggested that the actor take a trip to the Georgia Aquarium after she had a fun-filled visit there with her family in May.

On June 8, Bateman and his family spent two hours at the world's largest aquarium, where he and his 5-year-old daughter, Francesca, enjoyed a face-to-flipper meeting with Lily the bottlenose dolphin.

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Jessica Biel, Jason Bateman and More Slated for Jimmy Kimmel Oscar Afterparty

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Jessica Biel, Jason Bateman and More Slated for Jimmy Kimmel Oscar Afterparty

Originally posted 02/16/2012 04:35PM

Oprah Winfrey is not the only big star staying up late after the Oscars next Sunday. PEOPLE has learned that there are even more celebrities joining Jimmy Kimmel's seventh post-Oscar special!

Jessica Biel, new dad (again) Jason Bateman, JJ Abrams, Steven Tyler, Tyler Perry, Edward Norton, Colin Farrell and Ryan Philippe are on board for the show's big bit "Movie the Movie."

Given the show's history, it's promising – even if Samuel L. Jackson has choice words for those potentially involved (ABC previously announced Meryl Streep, George Clooney and Tom Hanks.) Check out a very bleeped teaser here: Moviethemovie.com.

It should come as no surprise that the skit will push the envelope. Kimmel's annual special has produced LOL-worthy comedy pieces in the past including "F*@#ing Ben Affleck," "Handsome Men's Club," "Hottie Body Hump Club" and "Tom Hanks's Toddlers in Tiaras".

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Jennifer Aniston Drinks Dirty Martinis on Double Date | Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux

UpdatePosted 01/24/2012 08:40AM

Jennifer Aniston Drinks Dirty Martinis on Double Date

Originally posted 01/24/2012 06:00AM

Jennifer Aniston and beau Justin Theroux surfaced in Los Angeles again this weekend, this time for dinner at West Hollywood's Fig & Olive.

The couple joined Aniston's Horrible Bosses costar Jason Bateman and his expectant wife, Amanda Anka, and spent more than three hours catching up. Aniston, looking "absolutely stunning" in a black cocktail dress, according to an onlooker, ordered a dirty martini and organic chicken breast, while Bateman sampled the rosemary lamb chops. Everyone split crostini and zucchini carpaccio – plus an apple tart for dessert.

The actress and her boyfriend, back in town from Telluride, were "attentive and coupley" throughout the meal. –Melody Chiu

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Baby Girl On the Way for Jason Bateman | Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman, Wife Expecting Daughter No. 2

Originally posted 08/24/2011 07:05PM

Jason Bateman and wife Amanda Anka are about to become parents for the second time.

"I'm going to be a grandfather again," Amanda's father, singer Paul Anka, tells ET Canada in an interview that airs Wednesday night.

What will it be for the couple, who are parents to 4½-year-old daughter Francesca Nora? It's "another baby girl," proud grandpa Anka says.

Married to Amanda for 10 years now, Bateman, 42, is "the actor in the family," adds Anka, saying: "He's … a very smart boy, a wonderful guy for my daughter."

And granddaughters, of course!

Filed Under: Babies, Jason Bateman
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Jason Bateman Picks Up Some Sweet Treats – for His Pup | Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman Picks Up Some Sweet Treats – for His Pup

Originally posted 07/22/2011 06:00AM

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Jen & Justin Double Date with Jason & Amanda | Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux

Jennifer Aniston & Jason Bateman's Double Date

Originally posted 06/26/2011 12:05PM

A table for four and talk of tattoos. Just another night on the town for Jennifer Aniston and new beau Justin Theroux.

The couple were spotted dining at New York's Il Cantinori Saturday night with Aniston's friend and Horrible Bosses costar Jason Bateman and his wife Amanda Anka.

Enjoying Grey Goose cocktails, Aniston, 42, started with an arugula salad and shared a pasta course with Theroux. Then it was chicken paillard for her and branzino for him.

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