Gosh! Who’da thought that “Napoleon Dynamite” would come back….. as an animated TV series? To celebrate, Napoleon is getting his very own day here in L.A. So if you’re in Southern California — or can make it here in the next 18 hours — you can join in on the fun for free! Plus, if you’re one of those die-hard fans who can recite lines from the movie by heart, you might even win something! Check out this special message from Napoleon himself, Jon Heder, and then check out the complete details below! It’s gonna be flippin’ sweet.
THINK YOU SOUND DANG SWEET LIKE “NAPOLEON DYNAMITE”?
CELEBRATE “NAPOLEON DYNAMITE” DAY
THURSDAY, JANUARY 5 AT HOLLYWOOD & HIGHLAND
CAST TO AWARD $1,000 AND OTHER PRIZES TO BEST CHARACTER IMPRESSIONS
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE Premieres With a Double Dose of Episodes
Sunday, January 15, on FOX
“Gosh,” it seems like everyone thinks they can do an awesome NAPOLEON DYNAMITE impression. Fans can prove it by getting their “sweet bods” down to NAPOLEON DYNAMITE DAY at Hollywood & Highland on Thursday, Jan. 5 for the “NAPOLEON DYNAMITE Sound-A-Like Contest” where the best impression will win $1,000 and the entire cast – including star Jon Heder – will be on hand to judge the mad skills.
Fans should brush up on their favorite lines from the film, whether it’s Kip’s hilarious taunt “Your Mom Goes to College,” or Pedro’s campaign slogan “If you vote for me, all of your wildest dreams will come true” or Napoleon’s iconic threat “You Do, You Die.” The entire cast, including Heder, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Jon Gries, Diedrich Bader and Sandy Martin will be on hand to award cash prizes and bragging rights to the best character impressions, so fans should sign up early by emailing their first name, last name and email address to NAPOLEONDYNAMITEday@gmail.com. Or show up anytime between 12:00-4:00 PM PST to enjoy a trip back to summer in Preston, ID, with free Tater Tots and quesadillas, Deb’s Arts & Crafts station, Rex Kwon Do demonstrations, a dance competition and a photo with “Tina,” the llama.
Don’t forget! NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, the new animated comedy based on the hit film, joins FOX’s ANIMATION DOMINATION® lineup with a double dose of all-new episodes Sunday, Jan. 15 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT and 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT).
It’s Christmas time and we couldn’t wait to talk to our favorite music artists about the holiday. This time of year brings along good cheer, special memories and lots of yummy eating. First up is Jason Derulo whose new album, “Future History,” came out this year in September. He’s known for hits like “It Girl,” ”Whatcha Say,” “Ridin Solo” and “Don’t Wanna Go Home.” He was also named one of People Magazine’s Men of the Year in 2011, not too shabby. These days though, Jason is excited about Christmas and he shared his favorite holiday memory. (Click on audio player to hear Jason Derulo)
David Guetta jumped into the American scene pretty fast and furious with his first international record, “One Love” back in 2009. He hooked up with Kelly Rowland on his first single, “When Loves Takes Over,” but it wasn’t until The Black Eyed Peas released their single, ”I Gotta A Feeling,” which the French DJ helped produce that created a huge explosion. Dance was all the rage! David Guetta definitely has a lot to be thankful for – his huge success, his strong marriage to wife Cathy, his 2 kids and the huge fan support he gets on a daily basis. We asked David Guetta how he celebrates Christmas in the land of beauty, France. It feels so magical. Click on the audio player to hear David.
These are just a couple of holiday stories we want to share with you as we count down to Christmas. Make sure to tune into Fox All Access radio show to hear more from your favorites. Click here to find the Fox All Access station near you. Happy holidays!
Beverly Hills, CA – Oscar® nominee Eddie Murphy, whose performing career spans movies, television and the stage, will host this year’s Academy Awards show on Sunday, February 26, 2012, telecast producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer announced today. This will be Murphy’s first hosting stint on the Oscars®.
“Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever,” said Ratner. “With his love of movies, history of crafting unforgettable characters and his iconic performances – especially on stage – I know he will bring excitement, spontaneity and tremendous heart to the show Don and I want to produce in February.”
Commented Mischer, “Eddie is a truly ground-breaking performer, whose amazingly diverse array of roles has won him a devoted audience of all ages. His quick wit and charisma will serve him very well as Oscar host.”
“I am enormously honored to join the great list of past Academy Award hosts from Hope and Carson to Crystal, Martin and Goldberg, among others,” said Murphy. “I’m looking forward to working with Brett and Don on creating a show that is enjoyable for both the fans at home and for the audience at the Kodak Theatre as we all come together to celebrate and recognize the great film contributions and collaborations from the past year.”
Murphy began his career at the age of 15 as a stand-up comedian. In 1980, at the age of 19, he joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” becoming the show’s youngest cast member to that point, and bringing to life many of the show’s most memorable characters. His 1983 album “Eddie Murphy: Comedian” won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording. It included portions of his groundbreaking HBO special “Eddie Murphy Delirious.” In 1987, “Eddie Murphy Raw” was theatrically released and went on to gross over $50 million. Murphy made his feature film debut in 1982 with the classic “48 Hrs.” and would go on to star in such box-office hits as “Beverly Hills Cop” and the “The Nutty Professor” and “Shrek” franchises. All told, movies in which he has performed have earned in excess of $7 billion worldwide during their theatrical releases.
Murphy earned an Oscar nomination in 2006 for his supporting role in “Dreamgirls.”
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.
Like the other judges on “The X Factor,” Nicole Scherzinger knows firsthand how much work it takes to make it in the music business. In the last few years alone, she’s toured the world as frontwoman for the Pussycat Dolls, competed and won on “Dancing With The Stars,” and recorded her first solo album. And that all happened before she joined Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and L.A. Reid at the “X Factor” judges’ table! So it’s fair to say Nicole is not just talking the talk, but walking it too.
With the premiere of “The X Factor” less than three weeks away, we asked Nicole to describe exactly the kind of work ethic that goes into becoming a successful artist, and what it’s going to take for a contestant to pass her scrutiny.
How many contestants do you think will pass her “work ethic test” and have “The X Factor”? Will her “sleep when you’re dead” attitude help her groom the winning contestant? We’ll find out soon: “The X Factor” premieres Wednesday, September 21 at 8/7 Central on FOX.
As Fox’s hit medical drama “House” enters its eighth season, it will be doing so without one of its major players. Lisa Edelstein shocked both viewers and co-workers alike by announcing she would not return as Dr. Lisa Cuddy. Instead, she’s signed on for a recurring role on the CBS drama “The Good Wife.” Robert Sean Leonard, who plays Dr. James Wilson on “House,” told us that after spending seven years working with her, he’s certainly sad to see her go, but wishes her all the best nonetheless
The season premiere of “House” will air Monday, October 3 at 8/7 central on FOX.
Mad Men, the award winning AMC series which is set in the 1960′s, has been a huge hit for the cable network. The series has inspired broadcast networks to create shows set in this era, including NBC’s new drama, The Playboy Club, which will be set in the 1960′s and ABC’s series, Pan Am, which will follow the lives of pilots and stewardesses of the once iconic airline, will be set in 1963.
We spoke to Pan Am star, Christina Ricci, who told us why she thinks there is a variety of shows that are set in the nostalgic 1960′s.
The series premiere of Pan Am airs September 25th on ABC
Adam Levine is having one of the most successful years of his career. Not only is he the lead singer of Maroon 5, one of the most successful bands in the world, he is also a judge on the NBC hit music reality series, The Voice.
Being a judge on a successful reality series is a very hard job to handle. We exclusively spoke to Adam Levine, who told us that he learned a lot about himself during his first season on the show. (Click on the audio player to hear Adam Levine)
The Voice will return to NBC later this fall. In the meantime, Levine and his band currently have a hit duet single with fellow The Voice judge, Christina Aguilera, called ”Moves Like Jagger.” Check out the music video below and let us know if you like the song!
It has been eight years since Sarah Michelle Gellar was last seen on television in the iconic television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Since the end of the series, a lot has changed for Gellar, including having a child. This Fall, Gellar will return to television in Ringer, a new drama series which will air on the CW. Today at the Television Critics Association event in Beverly Hills, CA, Gellar told us what made her want to come back to a television series. (Click on the audio player to hear Sarah Michelle Gellar)
Gellar got her big break when she starred on the ABC daytime soap opera, All My Children, playing Kendall Hart, the daughter of Susan Lucci’s Erica Kane character. Now that All My Children will end its broadcast 41 year run, Gellar confirmed that she will be returning to the soap opera for one day only, but not as her Kendall Hart character. (Click on the audio player to hear Sarah Michelle Gellar)
Ted Danson is one of the most beloved stars in television history. Danson returns to prime time television this Fall joining the CBS hit series, CSI. Although Danson has never played a law enforcement character, he bring his own personal experience to the series. (Click on the audio player to hear Ted Danson)
Are rumors of a third “X-Files” movie the truth? Or are they just out there? That’s what we wanted to find out when we spotted Gillian Anderson this afternoon at the Television Critics Association meetings today in Beverly Hills. She told us she wishes she knew what was going on, and that she’d be happy to read a script — if only somebody would give her one! (Click on the on the audio player to hear Gillian Anderson)