“I was so flattered I can’t even tell you. Honest! I was really flattered, I really was! … Right before the video came out, we were at the MTV Movie Awards. Jason Sudeikis hosted,” she recalls. “There was like five of us, and we just went on this tangent of talking nice behind Jim Carrey’s back. Jason was talking about how great [Carrey] was when he went on Saturday Night Live and how he was just like a comedic genius. Everyone was kind of weighing in, like ‘He’s the best. He’s amazing.’ And so when [the video] happened, we all kind of talked to each other like, ‘Weird, that was the guy we were lauding for, like, 30 minutes.’ Have you ever done that? Just all sat around a table saying nice things about one person? It was the greatest thing. You walk away, and you were just like, That felt so good, to talk about how wonderful someone is.”
Now I don’t know why Emma’s taken an entire year to really address Jim’s video, but hey. I guess it’s better late than never, right? Also, I watched ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’ the other night. And no, before you ask, I don’t really know why, either. It just happened. Just like how I’d kind of like to see these two happen. Yeah, he’s old enough to be her dad, but that’s not stopping people like Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy, now, is it?
June 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm by Sarah
This image of comedy treasure Steve Carell ought to whet your interest in next year’s Burt Wonderstone, in which Carell stars as Burt Wonderstone.
The premise: a Vegas magician “breaks up with his longtime stage partner” (thank you, IMDb), and then a “new, ‘hip’ street magician” threatens the aging Wonderstone’s “relevance.” Hee hee!
Jim Carrey stars as Wonderstone’s professional nemesis, Steve Haines. Here he is as Steve Haines:
God, that is so perfect. Whoever designed the costumes and makeup freaking nailed it.
Like, I am a huge fan of “close magic,” but the humorlessness of no-frills street magic is so ripe for parody. Can anyone take Criss Angel seriously? He looks like a character from some vampire anime thing.
In the meantime, serial creeper Steve Buscemi shares top billing as “Anton Lovecraft.” Educated guess: Buscemi’s character is a practitioner of the Darkest Arts. Too, too funny.
There’s another reason you should be excited about Burt Wonderstone: the screenplay was penned by prodigy John Francis Daley. That’s right, the rosy-cheeked kid from Freaks and Geeks. He’s 26! Twenty-six years old! And he wrote Horrible Bosses! That is just marvelously nuts to me; good grief.
Guys, I honestly intended to post the pic of Carell in magician’s garb over the weekend, and I completely blanked. I continued to forget about this amazing photo of Carell until this very morning, when the photo, without comment, became the #1 story on Reddit. People are really excited for this movie, you guys!
P.S. Um, yes. I decided to pad this post’s image gallery with some other pics from the set. Thanks, Celebuzz!
January 17, 2012 at 11:30 am by Jenn
The lady’s name is Anastasia Vitkina, she’s very pretty and blonde, and her first-ever tweet condemned an article about Jim Carrey. (So did her last-ever tweet, incidentally. Uh. She’s only tweeted twice ever.)
A little digging uncovers that Miss Vitkina attended the renowned Parsons School of Design. I don’t know if you know this, but Parsons is so prestigious, someone named an Ikea table after it. (Originally this was intended as a joke, but it is actually sort of true. Oh, well.)
What’s really weird is, in the hours since Page Six first posted the story about the new couple, the website has cropped Carrey’s new girlfriend out of the photo again. That’s right: she was once in the frame, and now she is not.
Honestly? This sort of thing always baffles me. DO PEOPLE WANT TO DATE OR DON’T THEY? You might have to go out in public with your rich boyfriend eventually, folks, and anyway, we are all living in a post-Facebook world. I mean, I myself am all for privacy, but seriously, now. Don’t act so embarrassed about having a boyfriend, you lucky lady, you.
December 28, 2011 at 5:30 am by Jenn
Oh, and Eva Mendes. Because Eva Mendes is dating Ryan Gosling and she’s definitely sleeping with him because they’re serious enough that she shows up for a quick appearance in this video with him. Oh no, I didn’t just ruin this, did I?
I highly doubt it. Because few things are as lovable as Funny or Die’s Drunk History series, few works of Christmas art are as well known as “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” and few things are as creepy as the thought of Jim Carrey dressed as Santa Claus and breaking into your house. This video has everything.
December 21, 2011 at 4:30 am by Emily
This video makes me really angry.
Listen, drunk girls of New York City: I know you’re super excited. You’re so excited about everything. But the next time you are at legendary Rock and Roll Karaoke Night at Arlene’s Grocery, and Emmalovin’ Jim Carrey, freaking Jim Carrey, gets up to do a rousing rendition of Radiohead’s “Creep,” please, please refrain from screaming the lyrics—which, congratulations, you almost know!—over the top of the guy with the microphone.
I understand the instinct to scream all the lyrics. I do. But when I went to see Weird Al live in concert three months ago, I sat between two friends who knew all the lyrics and therefore sang all the lyrics. I knew all the lyrics, too! And it was hard for me to not sing along! But instead of hearing Weird Al, all I could hear was D on one side and M on the other side, and it was exactly like sitting in their living room and listening to them sing along with YouTube, as they do. Also, I briefly dated a guy whose excited “Hey! I know all the melodies!” scream-humming (yes, scream-humming, because there weren’t any lyrics) features prominently into every video I ever taped of the band the Advantage. THANKS A LOT, GUY-I-BRIEFLY-DATED.
OK, I watched the video a second time, and sure, maybe Girl-Singing-Along isn’t that loud. But in watching this shaky iPhone footage on YouTube, I am reliving the horror of A) being too short to see anything, and B) having to stand next to someone who also knows all the words.
Otherwise, this video rules. What do you think? Is Jim Carrey’s rendition of “Creep” better than Conan’s?
September 11, 2011 at 4:30 am by Jenn
I say that with lots of love, guys, because Jim Carrey‘s like the brother I never had (OK – the brother I wish I’d had). I really felt for him during his very public breakup with Jenny McCarthy, because I think it hit him hard (and if you don’t, well then. You have some light reading to do, friends), and I think he’s ultra funny and entertaining. Plus, despite the fact that he’s a big, bad movie star with a repertoire a mile long, he does fun stuff in public with his daughter, and that speaks volumes.
However. Cyber-stalking our precious Emma Stone? I know she’s gorgeous and talented and funnyman in her own right, but practically asking for dates via YouTube isn’t exactly … oh, wait. Never mind. I positively frigging loved this.
Good luck, Jim – I hope you get your girl!