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!
Keep reading »
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]
Gillian Jacobs plays uber-feminist Britta on one of my favorite TV shows “Community,” which means that her character never dresses in a skirt (too feminine, for sure). That’s why it’s so nice to see Gillian all dolled up in this casual chic ensemble at the Los Angeles reception of the Tribeca Film Festival. We’re especially digging the swipe of very-hot-for-spring coral lipstick she’s wearing. After the jump, everything you need to score her look. Keep reading »
This morning Joel McHale visited with Kathie Lee and Hoda in order to promote a brand new episode of “Community” (on tonight at 8 p.m. EST!). He managed to force Hoda to drink a special Guinness and orange juice cocktail. Delicioso!
So much happens in a week! It’s hard to keep it all straight. That’s why we’re keeping track for you, with our new helpful charticle, Totally Awesome, Totally Crap, which highlights the best and worst of the past seven days. This week: We’re loving Adele giving the middle finger at the Brit Awards. You do not cut off Adele. We’re also super stoked that “Community” — the best, most underrated show on TV — will officially be returning on March 15. Also getting the thumbs up: Zac Efron “accidentally” dropping a condom at the premiere of his new movie, “The Lorax.” Hooray for using protection! I am secretly hoping it’s because he’s boning the Lorax.
Totally sucky this week? Rihanna recording a song with ex-lover/beater/total shitbird Chris Brown. We’re also kind of disgusted that Bobby Brown is writing a tell-all. Too soon! Plus, what don’t we know about you after we watched you pull poop out of Whitney’s ass on your reality show? Beyond that — is there no such thing as deep, unabiding, trustful love anymore? Jessica Biel doesn’t think so, which is why she’s reportedly making Justin Timberlake sign a pre-nup that grants her at least $500,000 every time he cheats. True love is dead.
Who do you think knows more about pop culture — Chevy Chase or Joel McHale? Find out by watching this special pop culture quiz, in which two teams made up of the cast of “Community” attempt to answer rather difficult pop culture questions. (By the way, anybody remember the name of Arsenio Hall’s fat rapper alter ego?) It’s team Karate Dog vs. The Hilarious Hive on Jive Featuring Eldrige Cleaver (hey, their name not ours) in an all-out battle. [NYMag.com]
Maybe you’ve heard about how one of TV’s funniest shows, NBC’s “Community,” has been shelved for the remainder of the fall season, put on hiatus indefinitely because of poor ratings. Cast members and fans of the show are worried that the mid-season yank may mean the show is never coming back, and are rallying like never before to throw their support behind Joel McHale, Chevy Chase and the rest of the crew attending Greendale Community College. Some of the more vocal fans — the guys over at College Humor — went so far as to team up with the cast to make this funny commercial for the faux school. [College Humor]