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060605_greygardensAt the Independent, Ian Herbert reports that Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is in talks to make his big-screen debut as a convicted gangland boss in a film based on the life of gunrunner Paul Ferris (who’s expected to be played by Robert Carlyle). True story: the one and only time we saw Oasis perform live, for the encore Gallagher threw a shoe at the audience and then stalked off the stage. His brother Noel followed, and the rest of the band was left there, still noodling away on their instruments, until they decided the brothers weren’t coming back and gave up. Rock ‘n’ roll!

Via ComingSoon, Michelle Rodriguez, who appeared (in flashback form) in the season finale of "Lost" as another passenger on the doomed flight, chatting up to Matthew Fox‘s Jack at the airport bar, will apparently join the cast for season two. This should require some interesting plot contortions on the part of the writers, which we admit we’re intrigued by.

At Hollywood News — it looks like "Mission: Impossible III" is a go, despite all of Tom Cruise’s recent press antics. Paramount Pictures has signed a deal with Warner China Film to co-produce, with some of the film shooting in Shanghai and Michelle Yeoh to possibly play Cruise’s ex-wife.

Via Empire — it’s confirmed, Brett Ratner‘s the new director of "X-Men 3." Oh well.

And, via Playbill, "Grey Gardens: A New Musical" will premiere Off-Broadway as part of Playwrights Horizons’ 2005-2006 season. Broadway vets Christine Ebersole and Mary Louise Wilson will star as Edie and Edith Bouvier Beale in this adaptation of the Albert Maysles’ 1975 documentary about two of Jacqueline Bouvier’s relatives, living together in a crumbling Long Island mansion. And yes, we find it a strikingly, even awe-inspiringly bizarre choice of source material for a musical, but then, aren’t they all? 

+ Oasis frontman acts the gangster as he signals career switch (Independent)
+ Michelle Rodriguez Gets Lost for Good (ComingSoon)
+ Impossible Deal Signed (Hollywood News)
+ Brett Ratner Will Direct X-Men 3 (Empire)
+ Playwrights Horizons Will Stage Musical Grey Gardens (Playbill)

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…