Let’s all pour one out for missed opportunities.
Before “Mad Men” and “Community,” Alison Brie was just another starving actress looking to break into the biz. And before Jennifer Lawrence won over our hearts as Katniss Everdeen from “The Hunger Games,” she too, was hoping for a big break. It’s safe to say that Comedy Central did them each a favor by passing up the opportunity to air the pilot for “Not Another High School Show” in 2007, a spoof TV show from the guys who brought us “Not Another Teen Movie.” Keep reading »
Donald Glover is leaving “Community” five episodes into the current season, but no one, including Glover, has given any explanation as to why. The once super active Twitter user has been pretty quiet on social media lately and some suspected he was choosing to focus on his rap career (as Childish Gambino). But in the Instagram snap above, Glover seems to be saying that he left the show because he’s had a rough year and needs some time to figure shit out on his own? Some have taken this note as a sign of trouble, and the part about seeing friends die is certainly upsetting, but I think Donald could just be trying to convey his disenchantment with Hollywood. Regardless, sounds like he needs a break. In the meantime, he’s being smart about his finances, going for the moderately priced hotel over, say, the Four Seasons. I hope they upgrade his room as a thank you for the subtle shout out. [Uproxx
UPDATE: So I didn’t realize that this was actually just one of a series of notes, written on Marriot stationery, that he posted to Instagram. Together, they certainly take on a more heartbreakingly honest and vulnerable tone. See them in order after the jump! Keep reading »
Gillian Jacobs is a truly awesome human being. When she’s not therapizing her cohorts as Britta on “Community” or killin’ it on the local comedy scene in Los Angeles, she’s taking time to answer a few of our random questions about everything from celebrity crushes to personal theme songs and more. I’ve always thought Gillian was great, but her diplomatic answer to my Blue Ivy versus North West showdown sealed the deal. Check out the full interview with her after the jump!
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How do I love “Community”? Let me count the ways. There’s Abed and Troy’s Inspector Spacetime hijinks, Jeff Winger’s sassy bon mots, and Annie’s pervasive neuroses. Britta’s awful “therapizing” and Chang’s scheming. “Community” is one of the best-written, funniest shows that nobody watches, and after a terribly long hiatus, it’s back, Thursday February 7. and we will definitely be watching — especially if it involves ridiculously outlandish popcorn pranks like this.
I’ve always been a fan of the show “Community,” starring dreamy Joel Mchale and a cast of other talented comedians. But after watching their series of season four bloopers, I definitely want to hang out with them. Their set looks like so much fun! (Though it might actually not be, given the feud between “Community” creator Dan Harmon and Chevy Chase. Harmon was fired as a result.) So I’m hereby publicly offering myself as an additional member of the gang. I can’t rap like Alison Brie, but I’m hoping they can find a spot for me on their team. [YouTube]
Call it an enigma wrapped in a mystery stuffed in a donut. “Community”‘s Donald Glover has signed up to play Young Tracy Jordan on an upcoming episode of “30 Rock.” Actually, it’s going to be during “30 Rock”‘s second-ever live episode, so that should be pretty exciting. Apparently, this isn’t Glover’s first go-around as Tracy. He also recorded “Tracy’s” voice on the full-length version of “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah.” Said producer Robert Carlock, “Tracy wasn’t available, so Donald came in and [performed the extra material],” he explains. “I don’t think you can tell. It’s pretty remarkable. All the spoken stuff is Donald doing Tracy.” The live episode will air April 26. [TV Line]