“Portlandia” Wins an Emmy Award

“Portlandia” Wins an Emmy Award (photo)

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Portlandia put a bird on the Emmys! The show was awarded an Emmy for costumes for a variety/music program. Designer Amanda Needham and supervisor Niki Dimitras won the honor in a special category that asks, “Is this entry worthy of an Emmy Award?” When it came to “Portlandia,” the answer was a unanimous yes! As Splitsider put it, “Possibly out of awe at the sheer amount of flannel that can fit on one screen.” We prefer to think of it as if you can make Fred Armisen look this good in a dress, you deserve an award:


We couldn’t be more proud of “Portlandia” and the entire cast and crew that made this possible. Here are some of the many many costumes that make the Portlandia costume department officially The Best:

Fred and Carrie as Artists:


As Punks:


As Bookstore Proprietors:

The Dream of the 90s:


The Chefs:


Harajuku Girls:


Based on the costumes we’ve seen from season two of “Portlandia,” which is filming now, we bet the amazing costume department will make it a repeat next year:


The second season of “Portlandia” premieres on IFC in January of 2012

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Art of the Spoof

Watch Johnny Depp, Jack McBrayer, Patton Oswalt and More in Funny or Die’s Donald Trump Biopic

Johnny Depp just got very classy.

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We’re barely halfway through February, but this year’s Too Many Cooks Award for the most bizarre comedy project is already a lock. Blindsiding the world with greatness without any warning, Funny or Die released a 50-minute Donald Trump parody starring an unrecognizable Johnny Depp as Donny.

Ron Howard introduces this “lost” 1988 TV movie adaptation of Trump’s how-to manual The Art of the Deal produced with the retro quality of a Wendy’s training video. Along for the big hair and shoulder pads flashback are Patton Oswalt, Alfred Molina, Todd Margaret‘s Jack McBrayer, Andy Richter, Rob Huebel, Jason Mantzoukas, Paul Scheer, and Michaela Watkins as Ivana — as well as many Reagan-era surprises like a cameo from that loveable cat eater ALF and a theme song by Kenny Loggins.

Much like Eric Jonrosh of The Spoils Before Dying and The Spoils of Babylon fame, “Trump” writes, directs, and narrates his own epic tale of real estate wheelings-and-dealings. Check out the trailer below, and head over to Funny or Die to watch the full Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal movie before the real Donald sics his army of lawyers on Will Ferrell and company. (For more bizarro Johnny Depp characters, be sure to catch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this month on IFC.)

Onion News Network to Air Gov. Rick Perry’s First Public Execution

Onion News Network to Air Gov. Rick Perry’s First Public Execution (photo)

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Perry To Make Executing Prisoners Central Campaign Theme

NEW YORK, NY (SEPTEMBER 9, 2011) – In response to the raucous applause he received for proudly defending his record of executing 234 inmates during his time as Governor of Texas at last night’s GOP debate, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry has announced public executions will become a centerpiece of his 2012 campaign. The Onion News Network will be airing the first of these executions live in an exclusive
television event next Tuesday.

Beginning at 10/9 central, Gov. Perry will take the stage before a crowd of supporters at the Onion News Network’s election headquarters along with a prisoner strapped to a gurney. After a few opening remarks, Perry will personally administer a series of injections of pancuronium bromide and potassium chloride to the prisoner. When the prisoner has stopped convulsing and is confirmed dead, Perry will give a short speech on job creation before taking questions from the audience.

The event will mark the first stop in Perry’s “Ultimate Justice” campaign tour, in which the governor is scheduled to personally kill over 200 prisoners at various campaign stops in small towns and big cities across the country.

“I expect the executions to be a huge boost to Perry’s campaign,” says Onion News Network anchor Brooke Alvarez. “As we saw at the debate, this is what his supporters want. [Perry] is proving he’s not just going to talk the talk, he’s willing to actually take human lives.”

The executions may also be a boon to Perry’s fundraising efforts. The Perry campaign has already sent out invitations to a black-tie dinner at which the night’s biggest donors will be given handguns and allowed to shoot convicts in the face. Those making smaller contributions will receive pieces of the dead prisoner’s body to keep as souvenirs.

The second season of Onion News Network premieres October 4th on IFC at 10pm / 9 Central.

Five Christian Bale Roles We Love

Five Christian Bale Roles We Love (photo)

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One of our favorite movies, “American Psycho,” airs tonight at 9:15 p.m. ET and 11:30 p.m. ET. The adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel stars Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, a Wall Street success story with a very dark way of relieving stress. The dark and violent satire of America in the 1980s made Christian Bale a slightly scary household name. Bale has starred in so many amazing movies that when we sat down to make a list of our favorite roles, we realized that this is one of the harder lists we’ve made. How are you supposed to choose between “Newsies” and “Velvet Goldmine”? “The Machinist” versus “The Prestige”? “3:10 to Yuma” or “Batman Begins”? Those are choices better left to party games at Jigsaw’s house. But we persevered and crafted a list of our five favorite Christian Bale roles (so far). Please to enjoy:

5. Howl in “Howl’s Moving Castle”

4. Jamie Graham in “Empire of the Sun”

3. John Rolfe in “The New World”

2. Dicky Eklund in “The Fighter”

1. Patrick Bateman in “American Psycho”

So, what’s your favorite Christian Bale role? Tell us in the comments, on Facebook or on Twitter.

“American Psycho” airs on IFC Thursday, Sep. 8 at 9:15 p.m. ET; Thursday, Sep. 8 at 11:30 p.m. EDT; Wednesday, Sep. 14 at 7 p.m. ET; Thursday, Sep. 15 at 1:30 a.m. ET
Monday, Sep. 26 at 9:15 p.m. ET; Tuesday, Sep. 27 at 12:30 a.m. ET

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