After playing GEORGE W. BUSH for years as a regular on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, comedian WILL FERRELL will be taking the impression to Broadway to send up (and send off) the 43rd President of the United States of America.

The one-man show, YOU’RE WELCOME AMERICA: A FINAL NIGHT WITH GEORGE W. BUSH will begin previews 1/20 and run through 3/15, eventually being broadcast on HBO in the Spring.

We spoke with FERRELL at the HBO session of the TCA and he talked about the show. Listen in below:

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A couple of month’s ago we had occaision to talk with ANGELICA HOUSTON about all things ‘movies’ and especially the films of her father, the legendary actor/director JOHN HOUSTON.

ANGELICA told us the film she’d be most interested in seeing would be the long-lost ORSON WELLES film, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND. Long mired in financial problems, WELLES’ epic has been seen by only a handful of people.

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We caught up with KRISTEN CHENOWETH at todays TCA session for her new Fox series, SIT DOWN, SHUT UP and managed to turn the conversation around to her Tony nominated role in the smash Broadway musical, WICKED.

The rumors of a big screen adaptation may be true but CHENOWETH doesn’t sound too optomistic (or even interested). Listen in below (and check out a scene from WICKED):

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NEIL PATRICK HARRIS hosted SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE last week-end and it just doesn’t get much better than this:

 


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She’s the new girl in town and promises to take no prisoners when scoping out who’s got ‘it’ and who doesn’t on this season’s AMERICAN IDOL. We spoke with AI judge KARA DioGUARDI about her new gig…Listen in below:

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Before the Academy Award, before the movie roles… and before MORK & MINDY, ROBIN WILLIAMS was a stand-up comedian – and a very funny one (as you can probably imagine).  He’s decided that before he does another movie, he’s going to go back to those roots and do some more stand-up… because it’s still a part of him. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW)

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Well, with last week’s season premier of DAMAGES, the cat was let out of the bag and we found out that uber-villian, Arthur Frobisher (TED DANSON) didn’t die as thought and is alive and well.

We can’t really say that we saw it coming but when we spoke with DANSON several months ago, he certainly gave out a few clues that he knew more than he was telling. Listen in below:

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This Korean commercial for pre-fab chicken has been floating around for a little while but we at Hollywood Outbreak feel that solid entertainment deserves to be celebrated.

 


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On this day in 1952, Warner Brothers released THE JAZZ SINGER, a remake of the 1927 AL JOLSON classic that introduced sound to the movies. This time around, MICHAEL CURTIZ directed a cast that included DANNY THOMAS, PEGGY LEE and MILDRED DUNNOCK.

It’s appropriate that the story centered on a Cantor’s son who wants to sing pop music because the ’schmaltz’ level in this runs pretty high.

 


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This shows some promise…maybe…kinda:

 


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