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Eddie Vedder, Joanna Newsom, St. Vincent, Johnny Marr and More to Guest Star on Season Two of ‘Portlandia’

Eddie Vedder, Joanna Newsom, St. Vincent, Johnny Marr and More to Guest Star on Season Two of ‘Portlandia’ (photo)

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Lots of exciting news coming out of IFC HQ today about Fred Armisen’s and Carrie Brownstein’s hit comedy Portlandia. You already know that Saturday Night Live stars Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg will be appearing on season two of Portlandia, when the show returns on Friday, January 6 at 10pm ET/PT. Now comes word of even more jaw-droppingly amazing guest stars who will be lending their talent to the hit original series. Drum roll please! In no particular order: Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse, Steve Jones from Sex Pistols, Johnny Marr of The Smiths, Joanna Newsom and Annie Clark a.k.a. St. Vincent. All these amazing musicians will be taking up temporary residence in the show’s satirical and dreamy rendering of Portland, OR.

Today’s announced guest stars join Kyle MacLachlan (Desperate Housewives, Twin Peaks), Penny Marshall (Laverne and Shirley), Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption), and Amber Tamblyn (127 Hours, House).

Last season, Portlandia featured musical guests including Aimee Mann and Sarah Maclachlan as household help. You may also recall Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney and James Mercer of the Shins trying to check into The Deuce:

Season one of Portlandia will be available on DVD/Blu-ray on December 6th.

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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.)

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Fashionably Lame

Fred Armisen Has Some Tips For Men’s Fashion Week

Catch an all-new Portlandia this Thursday Feb. 4th at 10P on IFC.

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It’s been over a decade since the Queer Eye gang tried their best to educate the fashionably hopeless (i.e. straight guys) on how to look halfway presentable. Turns out, they still need help. Enter Portlandia star Fred Armisen to teach men the latest tips and trends to spruce up their appearance during New York’s Fashion Week. From thrift store accessories like the Political Starfish and VHS Hand Fan, to the importance of proper tucking level, on to the Permanent Pockets to achieve the Airport Security Look, these easy-to-follow video guides from the folks at Mas Mejor and Amazon will keep you looking your best this week and beyond.

Check out Fred Armisen’s daring apparel choices in the videos below. And be sure to catch an all-new Portlandia this Thursday, Feb. 4th at 10P. (Click here to find IFC on your TV in your area.)

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Good Spirits

Spirit Awards Nominees Spotlight and Brie Larson Score Oscar Noms

Catch the 2016 Spirit Awards Saturday, Feb. 27th live on IFC starting at 5P ET/2P PT.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its draft picks for the 2016 Oscars season and armchair critics seemed to have their predictions confirmed. Anti-bear propaganda film The Revenant led the pack with 12 nominations, followed by the 120-minute reminder to test your emissions, Mad Max: Fury Road, with 10 nods.

Eight films are nominated for Best Picture including the aforementioned Revenant and Max, as well as Spirit Award nominee Spotlight, the gripping ripped-from-the-headlines film about the Boston Globe’s investigation of the Catholic Church. Also up for movie of the year is Room, starring Brie Larson as a young mother who, along with her 5-year-old son, experiences the outside world after years of being held captive in a small room. (The role has already nabbed her a Golden Globe and a Spirit Award nomination.)

Here is the list of nominees in the major categories for next month’s Academy Awards. And stay tuned for more updates about the 2016 Spirit Awards, airing live Feb. 27th starting at 5P ET/2P PT on IFC.

Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
Room
Spotlight
The Martian
The Revenant

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Directing
Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Best Film Editing
The Big Short, Hank Corwin
Mad Max: Fury Road, Margaret Sixel
The Revenant, Stephen Mirrione
Spotlight, Tom McArdle
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey

Best Foreign Language Film
Colombia, Embrace of the Serpent
France, Mustang
Hungary, Son of Saul
Jordan, Theeb
Denmark, A War

Best Original Score
Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies
Carter Burwell, Carol
Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sicario
John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short, Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
Brooklyn, Nick Hornby
Carol, Phyllis Nagy
The Martian, Drew Goddard
Room, Emma Donoghue

Best Original Screenplay
Bridge of Spies, Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
Ex Machina, Alex Garland
Inside Out, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
Spotlight, Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy
Straight Outta Compton, Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff

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