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Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world!

Inspired by a true story, “A Deadly Adoption” is a high-stakes dramatic thriller about a successful couple (Ferrell and Wiig) who house and care for a pregnant woman (Jessica Lowndes, “90210”) during the final months of her pregnancy with the hopes of adopting her unborn child. The Lifetime Original Movie starring comedians and former Saturday Night Live stars Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig.

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From MTV:

Let’s be honest: with a cast of gifted ad-libbers that includes Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Kristen Wiig, it’s not exactly a surprise to hear that one could, ostensibly, remove all the jokes from “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” and replace them with other, different jokes that are just as funny and a whole lot filthier.

But is there anyone in Hollywood crazy enough to perform such a daring surgical procedure on this masterpiece of modern cinema?

Just kidding, of course there is. And the results are not only real, and not only spectacular, but soon to be available for your viewing pleasure in a special one-week theatrical run.

Director Adam McKay spilled the beans to The New York Times about this unprecedented alternate cut of the film, revealing that the new, Frankensteined Anchorman (Franchorman?) would include 763 new jokes; a replacement of about 95 percent of the original comic material. Forget a blooper reel or extended cut; “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: Super-Sized R-Rated Version” is basically a whole new movie, coming in at over two hours long and rated R where the original was PG-13.

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From The New York Times:

How do you please Lorne Michaels? Twenty-two ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast members – and one who came close – share tales of the audition that can make or break a career.

SETH MEYERS The hotel I was staying at, everybody was somebody who’d been flown in for the audition. If you went and got ice, you would hear snippets of auditions. Everybody else’s stuff sounds better than yours.

KRISTEN WIIG They said the audition should be five minutes long, and do not go over five minutes. I ended up buying a stopwatch because I was so nervous. I would time it and it would say “5:02,” and I would be like, “I’m going to get this in five minutes exactly.” Then I heard that some people were out there for 11 minutes. I was like, “What?”

BILL HADER I got in an elevator, and there was a guy who was also auditioning, and I thought: “That guy brought a lot of props. I didn’t bring anything.” And he was looking at me, going, “That guy didn’t have to bring any props.” We were just sizing each other up in the elevator. And that was Andy Samberg.

Continue reading the rest of the story on The New York Times