Will Ferrell brings Ron Burgundy to all late night shows

Will Ferrell brings Ron Burgundy to all late night shows
Aug. 9 (UPI) — Will Ferrell reprised his role as comedic broadcaster Ron Burgundy across all of the late night talk shows to promote the second season of The Ron Burgundy Podcast. Ferrell’s Burgundy appeared on The Tonight Show, The Late Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night, The Late Late Showand Conan on Thursday. Burgundy performed a stand-up set before sitting down for an interview. The second season of The Ron Burgundy Podcast was kicked off on Thursday with an episode featuring Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris. The iHeartRadio- and Funny or Die-produced podcast will release new episodes every week. Burgundy, on The Tonight Show, joked about the New York Yankees and Shawn Mendes before telling host Jimmy Fallonabout a knife fight he had with Kylie Minogue. Burgundy got more political on The Late Show, discussing with host Stephen Colbert the Mueller report, to which he referred as the Ferris... More

Leslie Jones announces new Netflix comedy special for 2020

Leslie Jones announces new Netflix comedy special for 2020
Aug. 9 (UPI) — Leslie Jones announced on Jimmy Kimmel Livethat she will be hosting a stand-up comedy special on Netflix that will be released in 2020.Jones told Kimmel on Thursday that she will be filming the stand-up in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 10. “So y’all finally get to see what I really do,” the Saturday Night Live star said. “I mean it’s great to be an actress, but I’m actually a stand-up hardcore. That’s what pay the bills.” Jones also said that she currently has no title for the special. “I’m playing with the titles because the material is so close to me and I’m telling you guys It’s going to be so good,” she said. The comedian voices the character of Zeta in animated sequel Angry Birds 2, which will arrive in theaters Aug. 16. More

Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater to star in ‘Dr. Death’ series

Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater to star in ‘Dr. Death’ series
Aug. 9 (UPI) — Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater have signed on to star in a new television series from Universal Content Productions about the true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, also known as Dr. Death. The series is an adaptation of Wondery podcast Dr. Death and will be shopped around to networks and streaming services. Dornan is set to portray Duntsch, a neurosurgeon who was given the nickname Dr. Death for the malpractice that led to the death and maiming of multiple patients in Dallas. He was sentenced to life in prison in 2017. Baldwin will be featured as neurosurgeon Robert Henderson who teams up with vascular surgeon Randall Kirby (Slater) to stop Duntsch. Universal Content Productions have previously adapted Wondery podcasts Dirty John and Homecoming for Bravo and Amazon respectively. More

Will Yun Lee on Asian representation in Hollywood: ‘We’re getting there’

Will Yun Lee on Asian representation in Hollywood: ‘We’re getting there’
NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Will Yun Lee has had an illustrious acting career spanning two decades that includes memorable roles in a James Bond movie and the Wolverine franchise. But as he gets ready for ABC’s The Good Doctor to return for its third season Sept. 23, the actor says he’s receiving fresh inspiration from a new crop of up-and-coming Asian-American actors. Lee, 48, is a trailblazer in his own right. A second-generation Korean American with an immigrant father who trained one of the first all-African American taekwondo fight teams, Lee has been a working actor ever since he moved to Los Angeles with “$1,000, a radio and a duffel bag of clothes.” “I knew one person, and I slept on his floor,” Lee told UPI. That was 1997 — the year Lee, who attended Berkeley on a taekwondo scholarship, decided to take a chance in Hollywood after... More