“He seemed like he was a good-looking, athletic guy who possessed qualities I did not possess. We were playing Trivial Pursuit in teams. [A friend's sister] and I were on one team and Jon and [Sarah's brother] were on the other team. Jon would want to go right to Yellow, which was History, and I was like, ‘Oh, great, this guy is smart too.’ They would ask a question like ‘What is the largest lake in Africa?,’ and Jon immediately went, ‘Lake Victoria.’ I felt so emasculated in the game that, as a result, I started reading atlases.”
Paul Rudd and Jon Hamm have been friends since college, so Rudd contributed a rather endearing story about getting badly crushed at Trivial Pursuit in the latter’s Vanity Fair cover story. It goes like this: Hamm had taken a friend’s sister to high school prom. But by college, Rudd had his eyes on the sister. The two guys ended up facing off in a game of Trivial Pursuit, trying to impress the girl, and, well, it did not end well. Jon Hamm actually dominates Trivial Pursuit. Why are we not surprised he is even more perfect than we thought? [Vanity Fair] [Image via Sam Jones exclusively for Vanity Fair]
Hmm, let’s see. A new movie from “Wet Hot American Summer” director David Wain, written by the hilariously funny Michael Showalter, starring the ever-flawless Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, that skewers the romantic comedy film genre? I can’t think of a single reason I won’t be seeing “They Came Together” the second it hits theaters and VOD on June 27. Trailer above!
I would tell you my answer to that question, but I think you already know. [Funny Or Die]
In what I hope will be a recurring segment on “The Tonight Show,” host Jimmy Fallon challenged the painfully hilarious and handsome Paul Rudd to a lip sync battle. Paul started off with the classic “You Better Be Good To Me” by Tina Turner, integrating truly dazzling hand movements into his routine. Then Jimmy responded with Foreigner’s “Juke Box Hero,” which is always a crowd pleaser. But for his second song, Paul pulled out a lip sync rendition of Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” that was so impressive, Fallon admitted defeat then and there. I’m telling you, Freddie Mercury always gets the last word. That explains why every time I karaoke “Somebody To Love,” the room clears.
My excitement over getting to interview the cast of “Anchorman 2″ — which opens in theaters today — was tempered by a few pestering thoughts in the back of my brain. What if they hate me? What if they don’t think I’m funny? Maybe I should be very serious. You know, not even try to make them laugh. Or, if it comes down to it, I’ll just ask them about the new Beyonce record, because who doesn’t want to talk about that. Obviously, I had a rare case of nerves. Which is probably how I ended up telling Paul Rudd and Steve Carell, who play Brian Fantana and Brick Tamland in the film, all about how I dirty-talk to my dog. Watch our interview above, and, in addition to seeing the “this chick is weird” look come over their faces, find out what Brian and Brick have been up to since the last time we saw the best news team in the world. Spoiler alert: Fantana is now the Terry Richardson of cat photographers and Brick is ready for romance!
Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Jason Segel, Megan Fox, Chris O’Dowd, Albert Brooks and John Lithgow
Simply put, “This Is 40″ left a sour taste in my mouth. I felt like Judd Apatow did what he always does, which is write a plum role for his wife, and then decide: “Hey, I’ll throw every other funny person I know in this movie! And also Megan Fox! She’ll take her top off! And swim in a bikini! And I’ll give my kids roles, too! Even though they’re not good actors!” Keep reading »