September 16th, 2009
08:57 AM ET

The voices behind 'Cloudy' animation

Hollywood stars lend their voices to the book-turned-3D film "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs." The cast of voices talk about the making of the film, which comes out on Friday, September 18. Here's a sneak peek:


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September 16th, 2009
02:49 AM ET

The 'Seinfeld' non-reunion reunion

As you've no doubt heard by now, the "Seinfeld" gang is getting back together. Sort of. Call it the non-reunion reunion. Or the pseudo-reunion. Or something. Larry David, who co-created the classic sitcom with Jerry Seinfeld, is bringing the cast back for a fictitious "Seinfeld" reunion show on his own Emmy-winning comedy, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," this season (which premieres this Sunday). I caught up with David at the launch party for the upcoming season and asked him what inspired him to re-live the glory years with his fellow Seinfeldians.

"I'd been asked for years about a Seinfeld reunion show and I knew I would never do one, but I began to think that doing one on 'Curb' might be a really good idea, to do as a season arc.  It was a very ambitious idea. It was a lot to get together, to get the cast back together to do it, getting the set back, there was a lot to it. "

And how was it working on the faux episode with Jerry? "We actually wrote together on the episode and it was great. We got into it without missing a beat, like it was yesterday."

The fab four all returned: Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and, yes, Michael Richards, in his first gig since his infamous, racially-charged "comedy" routine. I asked David, is the Richards he encountered a changed man? "I think an experience like that would change anybody, but he's okay." And should he be given a second chance by Hollywood?  "Absolutely."

What do you think? Does Richards deserve a second chance? Can you watch him as Kramer now the same way?

September 16th, 2009
01:22 AM ET

Michael Moore: I may pack it in

Michael Moore's new documentary, "Capitalism: A Love Story", may be his last.  Or so he's hinting.

At the American premiere of the film in Beverly Hills Tuesday night, I asked Moore about an interview he gave suggesting he might not make any more documentaries, but concentrate on feature films instead.    He hedged on that with me:

"You'll see in the end of the film I throw a challenge out to the audience and I'm asking my fellow Americans to join with me to be involved in our democracy.  But if people are just going to sit on the bench and just watch everything happen and wait for a Michael Moore or somebody else to do it, I'm not gonna do that anymore.  So it's really going to be up to the audience whether I make any more of these documentaries."

So there you have it, America.  Will Michael Moore make any more documentaries?  It's up to you.

September 16th, 2009
12:45 AM ET

Jennifer Aniston's family reunion!

Has age mellowed Jennifer Aniston? It seems like Jen may have finally buried the hatchet with her mother with whom she has had a tenuous relationship over the last decade, ever since her mother Nancy published a tell-all book about their relationship.

Jennifer Aniston

It seems that Jen invited her mother, father and brother to celebrate her big 4-0 with her recently.  She tells Ellen, in an episode airing Wednesday, that, “I hadn’t been under the same roof, let alone the same like square foot of area, with my mother and my brother and my dad since I was seven years old. That was great.”

Jen’s dad of course is famed soap star John Aniston who is best known for playing Victor Kiriakis on "Days of Our Lives."

I caught up with Jen at the premiere of her new film, “Love Happens”, tonight in Los Angeles and after she posed for pictures and greeted her fans we chatted about that party with her parents.  “My whole family was there, under the same roof,” Jen enthused. She also told me it was “really special.”

The best part of that special night for Jen? “No one threw anything at anybody!” Now how's that for a family reunion?

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