05:11 PM EDT 04/22/2015
Originally posted 04/15/2015 05:50PM
The star turned 33 years old Wednesday, and we're strolling down memory lane to celebrate with a clip from his very first on screen gig, Freaks and Geeks.
Before Rogen became Hollywood's resident stoner-slacker in Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, Superbad and This Is the End – and before he ended up on North Korea's naughty list for The Interview – Rogen was just a teenager in Judd Apatow's cult favorite 1999 series.
Originally posted 02/24/2015 04:15PM
Today's secret word is … "comeback!"
Thirty years after Pee-wee Herman (a.k.a. Paul Reubens) went in search of his missing bike in the cult-favorite comedy Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Netflix has confirmed that it will exclusively premiere his next feature film, Pee-wee's Big Holiday.
The film – which Reubens confirmed last October on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – finds Pee-wee embarking on his first-ever holiday, described in a press release as "an epic story of friendship and destiny."
Originally posted 02/22/2015 08:25PM
It's Hollywood's biggest night, so the Oscars obviously call for a cocktail or four – just ask Leslie Mann!
Originally posted 12/18/2014 04:30PM
Many of Hollywood's biggest stars are expressing their outrage over Sony's controversial decision on Wednesday to nix The Interview's Dec. 25 release date.
Originally posted 01/10/2014 11:00AM
Girls star Lena Dunham is standing by her screen time in the buff.
Originally posted 09/02/2013 04:45PM
For the Comedy Central roast of James Franco, the writer/actor/director/producer was braced for tasteless jokes at his expense. What he didn't know was that all the roasters were fair game, too.
"I've never watched one of these roasts. I chose not to research this so I had no idea that they were going to be roasting each other [too]. I thought I'd be sitting here for two hours bearing the brunt of it so it was a huge relief," Franco said. "I had a great time. Everybody was awesome, solid."
Before it airs Monday on Comedy Central (10 p.m. ET), we've selected some of the best zingers and put-downs to add some sizzle to your Labor Day.
Originally posted 03/20/2013 07:15PM
Aging is no easy process – just ask Judd Apatow.
As the writer, director and co-producer of This Is 40, Apatow, 45, sees a bit of himself in the film's stars, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, who play a longtime married couple.
"I relate to just being a disgusting man and feeling bad that my wife even has to be around me," Apatow, who is married to Mann in real life, recently told PEOPLE with a laugh.
"You get older and you have things that need to be checked and looked at. It's not very romantic. I try to keep it to a minimum, but every now and then, you say, 'You have to look at this.' "
Originally posted 12/02/2012 05:20PM
Sure, the presidential election season may be long over, but the spirit of democracy is still in full-swing in Hollywood, where some familiar faces are campaigning for the industry version of a spot in the White House: a gold Oscar statuette.
You'll have to wait until February to see which of your favorite scene-stealers will take home honors at the 85th Academy Awards. Until then, the industry's top contenders arrived in head-to-toe red carpet form Saturday at the Academy's Governors Awards, which serves as an unofficial venue for potential nominees to convince Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to rock the vote (in their favor, of course).
Originally posted 12/18/2011 05:30PM
After working on Bridesmaids for "half a decade," Judd Apatow had every right to be proud that the movie he produced was nominated for a Golden Globe.
But despite calling the acknowledgment a "very exciting thrill," Apatow, 44, held back when it came to boasting about the feat to his family.
"Today was my daughter Maude's 14th birthday, so I didn't tell anyone in my family about the nomination," the doting dad told PEOPLE shortly after nominations were announced Thursday. "I didn't want to distract from our morning festivities. I thought it would be rude to make it all about me."
Originally posted 02/18/2011 10:40AM
Cutting off your arm is one thing, hosting the Oscars is quite another.
Yale student and 127 Hours star James Franco, who happens to be both an Oscar nominee and co-host of the Feb. 27 main event (with Anne Hathaway) tracked down Producers Guild Award host and comedy film auteur Judd Apatow (ever hear of The 40-Year-Old Virgin?), seeking some words of wisdom for the job ahead.
What Franco got instead were wise-ass words, but what do you expect in a Funny or Die video? Among Apatow's suggestions … well, see for yourself. (Warning: Their conversation contains sexual references.)
The 83rd annual Academy Awards will air live Sunday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on ABC from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.
– Stephen M. Silverman
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