We’ve been waiting for someone to come up with a solid spoof of “The Bachelor,” and Michael Ian Black and Ken Marino have finally done it. Their show, “Burning Love,” features Marino as the typical clueless, self-centered bachelor, weeding through a classic assortment of hysterical lunatics and weirdos to find “true love.” Kristen Bell, Malin Ackerman and Ken Jeong — as delectable choice Ballerina — all play potential love matches, as does Jen Aniston in a surprise (big surprise!) cameo.
If you’re not watching “Community” yet, I’m going to give you an assignment: Start watching it already. It’s one of the funniest shows on TV, and that’s in large part to the work of one Senor Chang, played by funny dude Ken Jeong. Jeong, who proves that you can switch up your life path at any time, used to be a medical doctor and then became a doctor of funny with roles in “The Hangover” and “Role Models.” Here, enjoy a selection of some of Jeong’s finest moments as disgraced Spanish teacher Senor Chang and get prepped for the next season of “Community,” starting up again this September. [NBC]
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“There’s a little bit of Joe Pesci in ‘Goodfellas,’ a little bit of Heath Ledger’s Joker in ‘The Dark Knight,’ and everything else is just kind of in my head. Mr. Chow’s voice is a little Vietnamese [like his in-laws], a little Korean, and a lot of mayhem … My wife was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago and I’m happy to say she’s cancer-free. She was going through chemotherapy when I was offered the job for ‘The Hangover’ and I almost turned it down. Tran, my wife, insisted that I do it … I think the reason I played Chow so aggressively and over-the-top in the first movie was, for me, a catharsis. If I had not done that, I would have had a nervous breakdown in real life. Even if ‘The Hangover’ wasn’t a success, it’s the best project I’ve ever been a part of because it got me through the worst period of my life. It saved me.”
—Ken Jeong, who happened to be a full-fledged doctor before getting bit by the acting bug, talks about his iconic role in “The Hangover,” Mr. Chow, and how his wife’s battle with breast cancer inspired his performance. Jeong also shares that, for “The Hangover 2,” which opens this weekend, Tran traveled with him to Thailand. “I was just so happy that Tran was there … I felt like an Asian Rick James.” Amazing. Love him. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »