The wonderfully hilarious Maya Rudolph must love being knocked up, because she’s now expecting her fourth child with husband Paul Thomas Anderson. Yay, more funny babies!
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news this week and also dropped another bomb: Up All Night may not continue as planned following Christina Applegate‘s decision to leave the show. While NBC was going to revamp the comedy (and incorporate Maya’s real-life pregnancy into her character’s storyline), they may now abandon the show altogether and have told the writers to start looking for new jobs. How could something that was theoretically so brilliant go so wrong?
A little more on the situation:
NBC has not released Arnett or Rudolph from their contracts for the original Up All Night, a single-camera show that the network hoped to transform into a multi-camera, behind-the-scenes look at a struggling television series. The show is not officially dead, though presumably the stars’ exits are being negotiated.
The chaos comes at a key time for Arnett and Rudolph, with casting on the nearly 100 broadcast pilots already under way and both actors rocketing to the top of many network wish lists. Both Arnett and Rudolph have already received second-position offers for a number of broadcast pilots. CBS’ Les Moonves in particular is said to want Arnett for an untitled comedy written and executive produced by Garcia about a recently divorced man whose parents move in with him. ABC also is high on the actor.
We all like Will Arnett, but Maya Rudolph is a goddamn national treasure (or very well should be) and it’ll be absolutely criminal if she doesn’t find another place to showcase her talent ASAP. Well, after the baby’s born, anyway.
Up All Night never did very well in the ratings despite having a pretty phenomenal cast, leading NBC to announce plans a while back to revamp the show into a multi-camera comedy complete with laugh track. Boo! Obviously not feeling that bullshit, Christina Applegate has decided to give it the old heave ho and get the hell out.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Christina Applegate has departed the sophomore comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
“It’s been a great experience working on Up All Night, but the show has taken a different creative direction, and I decided it was best for me to move on to other endeavors,” Applegate said in a statement Friday. “Working with Lorne Michaels has been a dream come true, and I am grateful he brought me into his TV family. I will miss the cast, producers and crew and wish them the best always.”
Ahead of its reboot from a single- to multicamera series, Applegate’s departure comes a month after series creator Emily Spivey also parted ways with the second-year comedy. They follow showrunner Tucker Cawley, who was replaced by Nurse Jackie’s Linda Wallem as NBC and studio Universal Television opted to make creative changes to the struggling series that also stars Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph.
Basically, “This show is sinking faster than the Titanic and there aren’t enough lifeboats. Women and children first. Bye, bitches!” They’re still going to continue with Will and Maya, who are comedic geniuses in their own right, but something tells me the upcoming season will be Up All Night‘s last.
From Radar Online:
A source [says] that the Dirrty threesome proposal came last month at the Samsung Galaxy Note II launch bash, which was held at a private residence. The fellow reveler said Aguilera looked like “a hot mess in black stretch pants and wrinkled white T-shirt.”
“There were vodka bottles strewn all over her table, and she seemed to be glued to them,” the source said.
“Eventually Matt looked like he had taken on the role of babysitter.”
The atmosphere heated up when Aguilera reportedly put the moves on Hudgens. The source says: “She spent a lot of time on the dance floor gyrating next to Vanessa, who looked like she was having fun with the situation in a good-natured way. And the more Christina drank, the more her kinky side seemed to come out. It really seemed like she was playing the role of seductress – with Vanessa as her target!”
But Hudgens refused to go home with Aguilera and her boyfriend of two years. [The source says] “Out of the blue [Christina] stumbled over to Vanessa and begged her to come back home with her and Matt! Vanessa was taken aback but smiled and politely declined the offer.”
So first, the photo above is the best visual aid that you can get of this thing, because hey, this photo’s actually from the aforementioned Galaxy Note II launch bash. Ahem. Now that you have that picture in your head, imagine Christina taking Vanessa home. There’s just something really unsettling about that, right? Granted, there’s something unsettling about Christina having sex with that creepy, sketchy Matt Rutler as it is, so throwing someone who’s kind of questionable when it comes to exuding an aura of cleanliness, that … well, that makes me glad that I didn’t opt for the extra helping at dinner tonight, because I think I’d be wearing it on my lap if I had, and I’m *totally wearing the same pants as Christina Aguilera, and definitely wouldn’t be happy about ruining them with all of the vitriolic bile that I spew on the regular.
*You know I’m kidding about that, right? The part about having the same pants? You know me better than that, friends.