Here's Marilyn Manson's Cameo on Eastbound & Down

Rich Juzwiak · 11/04/13 10:55AM

HBO's Eastbound & Down is out-of-control good this season, which makes its imminent series finale (two episodes left!) really hard to cope with (it's to the extent that typing "imminent series finale" just now hurt my heart). Marilyn Manson made an out-of-makeup (at least the usual makeup) cameo on last night's episode as a roller-rink employee deemed a loser on sight by Danny McBride's antihero character Kenny Powers. Manny's cutting in only to be humiliated. This show is so good I'm sure it was worth it.

Eastbound & Down Is Fuckin' Back

Rich Juzwiak · 07/03/12 12:05PM

Variety reports that HBO has picked up Eastbound & Down a fourth season. This is something of a surprise, as creators Jody Hill and Danny McBride (who also plays the show's anti-hero Kenny Powers) had said that its third season, which wrapped in April, would be its last. It was indicated in a promo after the penultimate episode that the finale would be the "season finale," as opposed to the finale finale. Little did we know that would turn out to be gospel.

Danny McBride, Egg Superhero

Whitney Jefferson · 03/29/11 12:30PM

Danny McBride shared tales of living in Northern Ireland with the cast during the filming of Your Highness. They lived above a rowdy club, but figured out a way to deal with the noise—throwing eggs at club-goers!

Sex-Having Sex Priest Gets His Own TV Show

Richard Lawson · 01/25/11 03:31PM

It's true. A famous priest who angered the church by following his natural urges will soon be a national TV star. Also today: news from Sundance, some good and some bad, plus James Franco's getting into the porn world.

Vintage Danny McBride as The Sweaty Salesman

Sarah Natochenny · 11/09/10 10:20AM

We all start somewhere. Before Danny McBride became an Apatow favorite with his own HBO show, he played a sweaty salesman in Amsterdam. "Is there a laugh track" you ask? Why, yes there is! Behold: the stepping stone to stardom.

Danny "Kenny Powers" McBride Talks Cock Fighting

Chris Wyman · 11/04/10 10:00AM

Eastbound & Down's season finale airs Sunday, so Danny McBride is making the rounds to promote both it and his supporting role in Due Date. This interview is compulsory for anyone who might consider ordering "chicken tenders" in Puerto Rico.

Natalie Portman and 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

Adrian Chen · 12/11/09 12:38AM

Perhaps it is due to her trademark faraway stare, but we had our money on Natalie Portman playing a zombie in "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." No: She's playing the lead role in this adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's book.

The Busiest Boys In Hollywood

Richard Lawson · 08/14/08 08:35AM

Oh look. Another Judd Apatow-related semi-sweet comedy. This one's called Role Models, and it features Apatow fixtures old (Paul Rudd) and new (Christopher "McLovin'" Mintz-Plasse). These people are the busiest dudes in the business. We know that comedic actors tend to travel in packs-like the old SNL posse (Murray, Martin, Akroyd) and the Ben Stiller/Vince Vaughn/Will Ferrell group-but these gents seem especially tight-knit and disarmingly productive. We're not sure where they get the time, but studios seem eager to throw millions at a bunch of comedies that can be filmed fast and cheap and Apatow and co. seem happy to dance for the nickels. Paul Rudd must never see his kid. Our Photoshop whiz Steve Dressler has put together the chart above, giving you an idea of the guys' large workload.

Does Declaring Danny McBride The Next Big Thing Doom Him To Making Movies Like 'Semi-Pro?'

Seth Abramovitch · 05/29/08 05:25PM

A little-known Hollywood antitrust ruling from the early 1900s—passed to prevent Fatty Arbuckle from an abuse of monopoly power—proclaims that every 15 months, a Next Big Funny Thing must be announced. That coronation is immediately followed by the casting of the new cat's whiskers in every humorous screenplay in existence, where he'll be called upon to play a variety of subtly tweaked takes on the same buffoonish character. Previous beneficiaries of the Doughy-White-Comedian Competition Law include Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, and Will Ferrell, and now, the star of Sundance breakout hit The Foot Fist Way, of whom an LAT headline demands to know, "Is Danny McBride the next comedy superstar?"

What Was With That Weird Tae Kwon Do Dude On 'Conan' Last Night?

Seth Abramovitch · 02/27/08 01:40PM

Because we here at Defamer are always willing to do our part to dispel myths, hoaxes, and pretty obviously arranged comedy bits on late night TV, we now reach deep into the "Yo Defamer — WTF???" submission box hanging outside HQ, and fish out an index card dropped by one of our confounded readers: