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John Goodman

Billy Murray And Friends Have A Guys Night Out

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Bill Murray, Matt Damon, John Goodman, and George Clooney had the silveriest foxiest night about town. Just a group of four chill bros. At first glance, really just looks like a group of dads. But look again! It’s a quirky film director’s dream team!

The legit foursome are shooting a film in Berlin titled The Monuments Men. Here’s a short description of the film from IMDB: “In a race against time, a crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renown works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them.” Yes, what better roles for John Goodman, Bill Murray, George Clooney, and Matt Damon than badass art historians and museum curators?

Clooney I hope that mustache is essential to the plot.

Mad props to The Daily Mail for the photos and for also describing to the last detail what each man is wearing.

Check out the rest of the photos. Also some random dude is there at one point. No idea who it is.

John Goodman Did Funny or Die as Colonel Sanders, Who Happens to Love the Gays

Can I ask, please, why John Goodman just isn’t in more things these days? Because he’s just amazing. When he starred for that one season on Treme, I couldn’t have been happier, but then when the end of the season rolled around and they killed him off, I was so, so upset. Disappointing.

The thing is, I’m just now hearing about this show called ‘Downwardly Mobile’, which is Roseanne’s new sitcom featuring … you guessed it—John Goodman. How did I miss this? Emily wrote about this back in February … and I call myself this “Managing Editor.” Way to go, Sarah. Way to go.

Anyway! John Goodman! Funny or Die! He’s fabulous! Go watch!

Guess Who’s Going to Be in Roseanne’s New Sitcom?

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Way back in August, I told you guys about how Roseanne was working on a new sitcom called Downwardly Moble. Back then, it was described as a way to “mine similar territory to her hit 1990s sitcom Roseanne: a close-knit blue-collar family living in tough economic times.” I was insanely, unbelievably excited about the prospect, and I still am. I love Roseanne to pieces, and everything she does is just fabulous. I would watch a new sitcom starring Roseanne like I would watch … I don’t know, I’m just super pumped to see this show, ok?

But listen. Listen. Now I am approximately a zillion times more excited for this show than I was before. And you know why? Because of a certain co-star who will be on the show. A very familiar co-star. Can you guess who it is? You’ll never believe it.

IT’S JOHN GOODMAN. John Goodman is going to be on Roseanne’s new sitcom, and if that doesn’t completely blow your mind, then you need to go back to the 90′s and watch a few episodes of Roseanne and reevaluate your television watching. Dan and Roseanne will be together again* and this is the best thing that ever happened.

Here’s the report from Deadline:

Roseanne co-stars Roseanne Barr and John Goodman together again. I’ve learned that, after lengthy negations, Goodman is in final negotiations to join Barr’s new sitcom, the NBC pilot Downwardly Mobile. Co-created by Barr, her boyfriend John Argent and Eric Gilliland, who will serve as showrunner, the multicamera Downwardly Mobile stars Barr as the proprietor of a mobile home park and surrogate mother to all of the unique people who live there in a challenging economy. Goodman will play a man who works at the park and has a buddy relationship with Barr’s character. Barr and Gilliland wrote the script and are executive producing with Argent. Goodman’s casting completes a bigRoseanne reunion on the pilot. Gilliland is a former Roseanne executive producer. Gail Mancuso, who spent seven years on the ABC comedy and got her start as a director there, is directing the pilot. And Downwardly Mobile’s casting director Risa Bramon Garcia with Billly Hopkins cast the pilot for Roseanne. Goodman, hot off his turn in The Artist, has several movies in the pipeline, including the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis. He also just signed on for Trouble With The Curve. On TV, Gersh-repped Goodman most recently co-starred on Damages.

No joke, I almost cried when I read that.  Just like I almost cry every time I see a photo of John Goodman nowadays because I can’t help thinking of all the things Dan could have done in this world. Roseanne ruined me, and I can’t wait for Downwardly Mobile to do the exact same thing. You hurt so good, Roseanne!

What about you guys? Will you be watching this show?

*Hopefully this won’t be like that time that Dan had a heart attack and died and Roseanne pretended that he didn’t and gave the world the biggest mind f*ck of a series finale that I’ve ever seen. Could you imagine? I still can’t watch that episode without crying for three hours and questioning everything I’ve ever known.

Is Anyone Else Watching Treme Besides Me?

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‘Cause John Goodman is in it, and it’s totally the best he’s looked in, well, ever.

I’ve always been pretty hardcore about Goodman. When I was younger, I was a big Roseanne fan, though my parents didn’t want me watching it; they thought it was improper for a child of a young age, but faithfully, every week, both my mother and father tuned in at 9 PM after I was “put to bed.” What they didn’t know was that I’d always sneak out of bed and make my way to the open staircase we had in the house of my childhood. I’d always sit at the very top step, peering over the railing in an effort to catch a glimpse of Darlene, who was my idol and my favorite at the time.

Whether or not my parents knew that I was watching is unknown. They’re coming over for dinner tonight, so I’ll have to ask them since we’re on topic today.

But anyway, John Goodman is starring in HBO’s Treme a series about my favorite place on earth, New Orleans. It’s based on the events of Hurricane Katrina, the rebuilding effort and the first Mardi Gras after the storm, which, incidentally, I attended.

The show is amazing. It was done by the creator of The Wire, which is a favorite of my brother’s, and he was actually the one who turned me onto the show. He doesn’t watch it himself, but knew that I’d be all about it since it took place in NOLA.

John Goodman’s not the only fabulous star in the show; Steve Zahn, who is amazing, plays the part of a kooky musician and other names of notoriety are Khandi Alexander, Wendell Pierce and one of my favorite local musicians, Kermit Ruffins. It’s a great cast and a great show and clearly, Goodman’s riding the tailcoats of success and happiness because he looks fantastic as of late.

John was recently photographed at last night’s AFI Tribute to Mike Nichols. He’s lost a lot of weight, looks a lot healthier than he has in the past and is clearly stoked about being America’s Favorite Dad once again.

Good on you, John, and I can’t wait to see more of you on the next season of Treme.

I Guess John Goodman Was at Promises …

John Goodman was in Rehab at Promises, Checked Out

It’s alcoholism day, kids!!!

Oh, who am I kidding?

Every day is alcoholism day around here! If it weren’t for alcoholism and drug addiction, my ass would be out of a job. Thank you, alcoholism!!

Anyway, John Goodman managed to quietly slip in and out of Promises, and, for some reason, he issued a statement through his rep about it today.

“For my family and myself, I voluntarily took the necessary steps to remain sober the rest of my life,” he said.

Well, good for you, John!