‘Entourage Movie’ Tumblr Eerily On Point

A couple weeks ago, we found out that Entourage, everyone’s favorite cable show about movie-industry d-bags (or that cable show about movie-industry d-bags that you liked okay for the first couple seasons and then hate-watched through the rest as even sweet, gentle Turtle got unbearable), will be getting a feature-length movie. It was really only a matter of time before someone took to Tumblr to skewer the project, but thankfully, Entourage Movie, which features snippets of the imagined screenplay for the film, is actually pretty hilarious.

Much like Gary Busey’s cameo on the show which is the one actual entertaining thing I remember happening on Entourage, the snippets of script are weird, hilarious and actually probably on point. The imagined interactions with guest stars like Lena Dunham (Vince describes her as being “so OPEN and RAW”), J.J. Abrams (holographic crown, underground lair) and Quentin Tarantino (yikes) are all pretty perfect, not to mention the scenes just involving the dudes out-broing each other, drinking Turtle’s signature brand of vodka and fighting over THE LAST SLICE OF REAL BROOKLYN PIZZA.

A particularly poignant scene happens inside Ari Gold’s brain, involving a predator drone. And the description of Jennifer Lawrence holding a bag of marijuana? Probably actually how it would play out on an episode of Entourage. (“MEGA HOT. TONS OF WEED.") Enjoy. 

The ‘Entourage’ Movie is Coming to Theaters

I have never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever been remotely interested in watching an episode of Entourage. But hey, I own The Best of Match Game on DVD and I watch it a lot. Where’s my Match Game movie? Basically, different strokes, is what I’m saying. I’m sure there are some people who have the biggest boners right now over the news that there will be a big-screen version of Sex in the City in L.A. but With Dudes. I’m just not one of those people!

Deadline reported yesterday that Warner Bros has given the greenlight to a film based on the HBO series, which ran from 2004 to 2011:

The film will be directed by series creator Doug Ellin, who wrote the screenplay and who exec produced the series with Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson. Deals are starting to be made with Adrian Grenier, who played Chase, Kevin Connolly, who played his manager Eric “E” Murphy, Kevin Dillon, who played the actor’s brother Johnny Drama, Jerry Ferrara, who played their entrepreneurial driver Turtle, and Jeremy Piven, who played the show’s iconic type A talent agent Ari Gold. I’m sure Drama’s agent Lloyd (Rex Lee), E’s girl Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui), his management partner Scott (Scott Caan), and their quirky director collaborator Billy Walsh (Rhys Coiro) and Ari’s agency partner Barbara Miller (Beverly D’Angelo) will all be in the mix, along with a swarm of real Hollywood talent, playing themselves.

Oh shit, Beverly D’Angelo was on Entourage? Now we’re talkin’. 

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New York Openings: Siro’s, Reynards, Arthur on Smith

Siro’s (Midtown East) – Yankee closer backs a lobster and bourbon spot for after the wins.

Reynards (Williamsburg) – Local greens and whole animals at the Wythe Hotel’s house restaurant.
Arthur on Smith (Carroll Gardens) – Southfork restaurateurs head up the island with a farm-to-table charmer.

Morning Links: Francis Bean ‘Engaged’ According to Facebook, Justin Bieber’s ‘Vocal Balls’ Dropped

● Courtney Love’s 19-year-young daughter, Francis Bean, is engaged — if her recently changed Facebook relationship status is to be believed — to her boyfriend of one year, The Rambles singer Isaiah Silva. [NYDN] ● Now that Entourage has ended, Adrien Grenier says he has “to console so many people on the street. I mean grown men practically in tears now wondering what they’re going to do now on Sunday nights. So it’s a lot of huggin’ it out,” he told CNN. [CNN] ● Word has it that Madonna is joined by Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. on her new single, “Give Me All Your Love,” set to be debuted during Madge’s Superbowl halftime show this year. [JustJared]

● Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber’s manager/handler/maker, says that the 17-year-old’s Christmas album will be his most “seductive” yet because “vocally, his balls have dropped.” [Page Six] ● Usually they teach you that it’s all in the hips, but Taylor Swift proves that dancing can be all about the arms if you want it to. Behold: “A Comprehensive Guide To Taylor Swift’s Arm Dancing.” [NYM] ● Face-paint wearing, Faygo-guzzling Juggalos have been listed this year, alongside the likes of the Crips and the Bloods, on the FBI’s National Gang Threat Assessment. [Wired]

Will Kevin Dillon Become the Real Life Johnny Drama?

Now that Entourage is over, will Kevin Dillon be able to make it in showbiz? Thing were looking good for the actor, who played struggling but ever-optimistic thespian Johnny Drama on the series, with a starring role on CBS’s new How To Be A Gentleman. Haven’t seen the show? You’re probably not alone.

There were high hopes for the mismatched buddy comedy of snob paired with slob. The series, written by David Hornsby of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, centered on an etiquette columnist (Hornsby) whose magazine was bought by a Maxim-like publication. In order to get in touch with his readers, he befriends Dillon’s character to help him get in touch with the unrefined masses.

The network announced on Friday that the show will move from its Thursday spot to Saturdays, due to low ratings. A day later, they shut down production. They’ll be airing the remaining seven episodes.

Someone should make Viking Quest not only to give him a job, but to balance out all the vampire and zombie shows.

Morning Links: Amy Winehouse May Have Died of Alcohol Withdrawal, Ryan Gosling Goes Bleach Blond

● The Winehouse family thinks Amy died not from an overdose, but from alcohol withdrawal. Apparently quitting cold turkey can send a dependent body into fatal shock. [LAT] ● Because there aren’t enough hours of Kardashians on television already, younger brother Rob has signed up to compete on the next season of Dancing with the Stars. [TMZ] ● Mark Wahlberg says that he’s taking Entourage to the big screen, even if he has to pay for it himself. “We’re going to do a movie, it’s a question of when and how quickly,” he assured. [THR]

● Bleached-blond hair and biker-buff, Ryan Gosling is still “a perfect famous person.” [NYDN] ● Online streaming service Pandora wins more young listeners than popular terrestrial radio stations Z100 and Hot 97. How’s that for a bomb drop, Flex? [AdAge] ● Paz de la Huerta prepared to plead guilty in her bar-brawl hearing at Manhattan Criminal Court yesterday by carefully lotioning up her long legs. “We were riveted,” a courthouse worker said of her technique. “It was lovely. Very nice lotioning.” [Page Six]

Anthony Weiner Offered ‘Entourage’ Cameo & a Job at ‘Hustler’

When one door closes, another opens, and when your high-profile political career falls apart, TV and porn people will offer you jobs. It’s just the way things work. Anthony Weiner, who announced his resignation from Congress yesterday following a series of revelations about his creepy online sexual behavior, has two possible new gigs in front of him: a role on Entourage or a job working for Larry Flynt at Hustler.

First, Entourage: the show’s executive producer Doug Ellin has reportedly contacted Weiner to play himself on the show. Weiner hasn’t gotten back to him. Solid attempt at a publicity stunt, though, Mr. Ellin, especially considering the fact that your show has so little buzz at this point I didn’t even know it was still on the air.

Then there’s Larry Flynt, who has offered Weiner a job at Hustler in an open letter published on the Huffington Post.

After having learned of your sudden and compelled resignation from your Congressional post, I would like to make you an offer of employment at Flynt Management Group, LLC in our Internet group. As a Congressman, you are known for your intensity and perseverance. I believe that this attitude, combined with your service in the House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce, will make you a valuable asset to this corporation.

He continues: “This offer is not made in jest.” Flynt is offering Weiner a 20% pay raise over his congressman salary, which would be about $200,000 a year. Flynt would also pay for Weiner’s move to L.A., where the Hustler offices are. Doesn’t sound like a bad deal for the disgraced Weiner, who probably wants to skip town anyway. (That sentence was not written in jest.)

Unfortunately for Flynt and Ellin, Weiner hasn’t technically resigned yet, as Congress hasn’t received a formal letter of resignation. When he does re-enter the workforce, though, I’d wager he’ll pull an Eliott Spitzer and get a cable news show.

‘Entourage”s Autumn Reeser on Battling Ari Gold and Why ‘The OC’ Should Not Have Been Canceled

The producers of Entourage could have chosen any actor to go to head-to-head with Ari Gold this season. Given Jeremy Piven’s tornado-like portrayal of the ruthless super agent, you’d think they would have chose someone with a some broad shoulders and bite. Instead, they went with the girl who played perky, peppy Taylor Townsend in the dying days of The OC. Not a bad move. Autumn Reeser’s snappy, confident depiction of rival agent Lizzie Grant has all but revitalized the sagging show by finally giving Ari Gold someone to fear. Breathing life into creatively stunted shows seems to be Reeser’s specialty. She was largely responsible for The OC regaining its voice after Mischa Barton’s abrupt (but welcomed) departure. Reeser just wrapped Entourage, and is currently shooting episodes for ABC’s No Ordinary Family, a kind of Lost-meets-Heroes-meets-The Incredibles that premiers on September 28. We spoke to the rising star about Entourage, why The OC died before its time, and getting over canceled shows.

Was your role on Entourage this season a case of you coming on as a guest star, and the producers liking you so much in the part they extended your character’s arc? Yes, that’s exactly what happened. I did five episodes last season and I definitely felt like there was more to it, and luckily the writers felt the same and asked me to return this year. I was so lucky with the character and what they trusted me with. I feel really grateful because that doesn’t happen a lot.

Is that what happened on The OC as well? Yeah. For The OC I was supposed to come on and be a four episode guest star, and then I ended up doing 16 episodes. I was certainly thrilled and just wanted to have a great time with that character. I loved Taylor, she was so much fun to play.

Is Taylor what people recognize you the most for? I would say mostly Taylor, but I recently was recognized at Starbucks for this stage show I do. I do a 1940s-style radio hour with a lot of other comedians and voice- over artists. It’s kind of like Prairie Home Companion, but edgier. There’s like a space cowboy serial and an Amelia Earhart serial, and it’s all very reminiscent of 40s radio programs.

What’s it called? The Thrilling Adventure and Supernatural Suspense Hour.

Are there any other television or film actors who are a part of it? Yeah, Nathan Fillion was there last month and James Foley was there. Chris Hardwick comes on a lot, Samm Levine’s a regular. We have a lot of people. If you’re famous and want to do a stage show, come guest star with us!

Is it intimidating going head to head with Jeremy Piven? It’s so fun, I don’t have time to be intimidated. I mean, as an actor, you just get a big goofy smile on your face when you get that opportunity. I’ve watched the show since the beginning and loved the character of Ari Gold the whole time, so to be able to be in one of my favorite shows is a trip.

You’re on Entourage, and yet you’ve never had a scene with the actual entourage. People ask me all the time, “How is it to work with the guys,” and I’m like, “I don’t know, I haven’t met them!”

You haven’t met any of them? I mean at this point I’ve met most of them. I just met Adrien at the premier, but I never met him before that. It’s also just the nature of an ensemble show.

Is this your last season on the show? Yeah, we’re finished shooting this season but I would love to go back if they would have me, of course I’d love that.

Is there anything you can tease in terms of where your Lizzie is headed? Oh gosh, let me figure out what to say without spoiling. There are more fiery scenes to come between Lizzie and Ari.

Are you a regular on No Ordinary Family? I’m in every episode. We’re only on the second episode. We filmed the pilot which is episode one in March and we just finished episode two and we start episode three today!

Because I saw the trailer and I didn’t see you in it. I know! I’m a series regular, just not in the trailer.

Did you have any reservations about being on another ABC show about a supernatural plane crash? Well, that, um, hmmmm, what can I say here? Their powers may not have come from the plane crash. When I first read it, it seemed like a live action The Incredibles, which was a great reaction because The Incredibles was an amazing movie.

Will they move into crime-fighting territory? I think for most people who have superhero powers, that might be a direction they would go.

So far all I’ve seen is clips of them coming to terms with their powers, but not really using them for good. There will still be a lot of that because it’s a lot of exploring family life and marriage, and the problems that go with that, how they can be exacerbated by extraordinary circumstances whether they’re good or bad. Whether it’s tragedy or great joy, it throws family life into turmoil so it’s all about the family dealing with that. But I think it’s all really relatable because it’s a pretty genuine exploration of marriage and family.

Is it going to have more of comedic tone or dramatic tone? It’s both. That’s the great and difficult thing about this, because the tone walks such a fine line between drama and comedy. That’s a great challenge as an actor, to find the jokes but not overplay them and to still exist in reality. I love shows like that. That’s what The OC was for me, and where admittedly so, a lot of her funny comes from her social awkwardness. I like that challenge, personally, I kind of look for that.

Who do you play? Julie Benz’s character Stephanie Powell is a world renowned scientist and I am her lab assistant. One of her problems is that she’s so busy and she never has enough time for her work or for her family, and she doesn’t have a lot of friends because she doesn’t have time for that, and so when she gets these magical powers, she confides in the person she sees most often, which is me.

You’ve done a ton of TV work, but not so much film work. Is that a career choice or as an actor is there a threshold that you need to cross? For me, that’s just been about the opportunities that came my way. There was the writer’s strike right when I came out of The OC and then we had the recession so the industry’s been very different for the majority of my career. The OC really enabled me to kind of launch my career. I had certainly worked a lot in television before that, but that opened a lot of doors for me, and then the industry went into a bit of a tailspin.

Was that disappointing? I don’t know that I thought about it like that, but I just had to take it from where I was at, and obviously there’s nothing you can do in a situation like that but continue to look for roles that are interesting. I looked at it as a great opportunity to put more work into my craft, and I certainly worked through that period, but it’s nice to be in the position I’m in right now with some really great projects.

Do you think that The OC should have been canceled? I would have liked to see it continue, I think there were more stories to be told.

How do you go react when your show is canceled? Moving from job to job is very much the nature of this business, and I grew up in theater so it’s the same thing. You do a show for two months, and you move on. You get really close with these people and they become your little family and then sometimes you never see them again, so I was already used to that lifestyle. It can be hard to leave a show and have a show end, but all of that is so far outside of my realm of control that I don’t give it too much thought.

Do you pay attention to ratings? I’d like to say no but yeah, I will. I love working on the show, it’s a great group of people and I’d like to see the show run a long time. I’m definitely invested in hoping we have a nice long run.

‘Entourage’ To Get Redundant ‘Sex & the City’ Movie Treatment?

Apparently since hos can have not one, but two Sex & the City flicks, why can’t bros not have someting similar to call their own? Obviously in the form of a small-to-big screen transformation of HBO’s Entourage. As we are no longer in the critical heyday of the series, a refresher may be due. Entourage is a comedy (more appropriately, a “bromedy”) about a wildly popular film star, his wildly wannabe brother, a short humorless man, another one played by a guy who may feign mercury poisoning to get out of Broadway obligations, and a gross thing named after a reptile. Perhaps once upon a time, a movie based on the series would’ve been a good idea. But even then, without Debi Mazar who provides such a steely foil against the man-soap’s other misfits as Vince’s publicist, Entourage as a movie would be flailing, more than usual, for any relevance.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Mark Wahlberg, who serves as executive producer on the bromedy, recently told STV, “We still have a couple more seasons to do, but yeah. We’d like to follow in the Sex and the City footsteps and do a movie.” He added, “People have always complained that the episodes are too short. And that the seasons aren’t long enough, and they want more.”

But who knows where true fan sentiments lie–because even when Hollywood blogger Nikki Finke decided to give the latest season some high praise, going so far as to ask if the series’ sixth was its best, readers clashed. Then again, the first S&TC flick failed to gain any critical mass, which didn’t stop that second one from coming.