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Lonely Island movie gets title, more stars

Posted by Gator on May 21st, 2015

LonelyIslandPoster1JIt is being reported that Lonely Island’s movie, recently announced to include Sarah, will be titled Conner4real. Newly announced co-stars include Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live) as the rapper’s manager and Imogen Poots as his love interest. Sarah will play the rapper’s publicist. Anticipated release date is in 2016.

The movie is expected to “poke fun at recent music docs like ‘Justin Bieber: Never Say Never’ and ‘Katy Perry: Part Of Me.'”

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Sarah promotes Israel event

Posted by Gator on May 19th, 2015

This is from the Times of Israel live blog this afternoon.
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Sarah cast in Lonely Island movie

Posted by Gator on May 15th, 2015

Andy Samberg wanted Sarah in the worst way when he played the character Troy Bulletin-Board in the “Smellin’ of Troy” episode of The Sarah Silverman Program (S3:Ep5). And now he’s got her in the best way: as a co-star in his first Lonely Island movie.  The Hollywood Reporter broke the story of Sarah’s signing on to what producer Judd Apatow is calling, Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie. Apatow tweeted that production began May 13.

LonelyIslandPoster1JAccording to Slashfilm.com, Samberg met the other two members of the parody music group, The Lonely Island, — Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone — all the way back in junior high school.  They joined Saturday Night Live in 2005, where they created the infamous “Dick in a Box” number (with Justin Timberlake), as well as numerous other pieces of hilarity.  The movie will be directed by Schaffer and Taccone.

THR describes the movie as being about “a rapper (Samberg) whose latest album bombs and he must do the unthinkable: a reunion concert with his former boy band.” Sarah will play “the rapper’s sharp and sarcastic publicist who has to suffer many indignities.”

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Sarah’s favorite Mad Men moment

Posted by Gator on May 13th, 2015

VultureLogoJVulture.com today posted a tribute to Mad Men, which will broadcast its series finale May 17. The article features a variety of celebs (including Sarah) telling their “favorite Mad Men memories.”  Here’s Sarah’s:

“Season five, when they’re at the museum and Sally gets her period, and she pulls down her pants in the bathroom and there’s blood in it. I don’t think I’ve ever, in any R-rated movie, in anything, seen period blood, especially a girl’s first period, and they show it. And it’s so good — that episode was so brilliant and that was a moment that was so indelible for me — to show that part of what every woman experiences on television was pretty far out. I thought it was so awesome.”

 

Sarah’s Letterman memory in GQ

Posted by Gator on May 13th, 2015

In May GQ honored David Letterman with a top ten list. As the publication puts it, “In honor of his legend and retirement on May 20, and as an homage to one of his most enduring segments, we count down the ten greatest Letterman moments as picked by Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, and other humans you may’ve heard of.” Sarah is number eight in their list.

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Interview: After Ellen talks with Sarah

Posted by Gator on May 13th, 2015

Sarah’s upcoming (May 16) appearance at An Evening with Women was the occasion for this After Ellen interview with Sarah, published May 12.

AfterEllenLogoWe got Sarah to answer a few questions before Saturday’s gig, where we can’t wait to see her kill with her smart, hilarious and sexy stand-up.

AfterEllen.com: You’ve been a huge supporter of the LGBT community, as well as part of feminist campaigns like Lady Parts Justice. Why is using your platform as a public figure so important to you?

Sarah Silverman: I grew up in a home where my parents showed us that being part of America was being an active citizen. The fact that I have the chance to reach more people than average just adds to that responsibility to voice my opinions as an American citizen.  Especially when so many of the voiceless are often not being represented.  I grew up in a house filled with posters and buttons my mom wore like, “Question authority,” and “War is not healthy for children and other living things,” and, “It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.” My dad taught us that paying taxes is an honor and it goes to paving our highways and to schools and to people who need help.  That the more money you make the more money you can afford to give to those things that make America great.

AE: You are very inclusive of gays and lesbians in your work—like on The Sarah Silverman Program, when LGBT people still weren’t visible on TV. Did you ever receive any kind of pushback from networks on those kinds of storylines? Read the rest of this entry »

Tix: Sarah at 2 upcoming benefits

Posted by Gator on May 11th, 2015

You’re going to need some bucks to be able to see Sarah at either of the two upcoming benefits where she’s appearing.

May 14, she’ll be presenting the Gilda Award to her friend, Tig Notaro, at the Gilda Award Gala, which will be at the Los Angeles Intercontinental, and will benefit Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center’s free services for cancer patients and their families. Registration has closed for the Gala, but there is a phone number on the website if you want to call to see if any tickets are still available.

May 16, she’ll be performing at “An Evening with Women,” at the Hollywood Palladium. That event is the annual fundraiser for the Los Angeles LGBT Center, which provides services to underserved seniors, women and girls, including homeless youth currently surviving on the streets of Los Angeles. Also appearing are No Doubt and Sia. Tickets, available here, range from $300 for an outer table seat, to $25,000 for a table for 10 close to the stage.

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UPDATE: Perrier is giving away a free pair of tickets to An Evening with Women. Deadline to enter the contest is May 14 at noon.