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‘High Desert’ Star Patricia Arquette Talks Personal Connection to Addict Series, Why One Scene Maybe Went “Too Far”

[This story includes spoilers from the first three episodes of Apple TV+’s High Desert.] Patricia Arquette is continuing her relationship with Apple, but her new comedy, High Desert, is much different than last year’s Severance. In the half-hour series High Desert from co-creators Nancy Fichman, Katie Ford and Jennifer Hoppe-House, the Oscar winner plays Peggy, […]

Patricia Arquette Goes From Drug Dealer to Private Investigator in Apple’s ‘High Desert’ Trailer

Patricia Arquette needs a change of pace, not to mention a car that isn’t crumpled, in the first full trailer for Apple TV+’s High Desert. The eight-episode dark comedy series is set to launch May 17 from director Jay Roach and executive producer Ben Stiller. Arquette stars as Peggy, a former drug dealer and recovering […]

Ben Stiller, Jesse Eisenberg, Sally Hawkins Circling ‘Semplica Girl Diaries’ From ‘Paddington 2’ Star Richard Ayoade

British comedian, writer, actor and filmmaker Richard Ayoade looks to have attracted an A-list lineup for his third feature in the director’s chair. According to sources, Ben Stiller, Jesse Eisenberg and Sally Hawkins are all in negotiations to star in dystopian comedy The Semplica Girl Diaries, which Ayoade has adapted from George Saunders’ short story […]

Vince Vaughn Weighs In on Possible ‘Dodgeball’ Sequel: “The Studio Likes It So We’ll See Where It Goes”

Last month, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story star Justin Long got fans buzzing when he revealed that Vince Vaughn had an idea for a sequel to the 2004 comedy that was just waiting for Ben Stiller’s stamp of approval after he was uncertain about doing a follow-up. At Wednesday night’s premiere for his new comedy […]

Russia Sanctions 25 More Americans, Including Sean Penn, Ben Stiller

Russia imposed personal sanctions Monday on 25 Americans, including actors Sean Penn and Ben Stiller, in response to U.S. sanctions against Russians stemming from the conflict in Ukraine. U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo was on the new sanctions list, as were several American senators: Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, Kevin Cramer of North […]

Ben Stiller on How ‘The Office’ Influenced ‘Severance’ In More Ways Than One

Severance director and executive producer Ben Stiller knew he had something special with Dan Erickson’s pilot script about five years ago. Initially, he signed on only to direct the pilot, but the material kept pulling him in, to the point where he directed six of the nine episodes of Apple TV+’s sci-fi series, which has […]

Ben Stiller, ‘Severance’ Team on Dream Season 2 Castings and How “Music Dance Experience” Almost Didn’t Make The Cut

Apple TV+ breakout hit Severance left the waffles behind and celebrated its 14 Emmy nominations on Sunday at Nobu, where the streamer hosted an oceanside For Your Consideration event with some of the cast and crew. The show, which follows a team of office workers whose memories have been surgically divided between their work and […]

Ben Stiller Meets With Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky: “You’re My Hero”

Ben Stiller met with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on Monday. The Hollywood actor and director visited Ukraine as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and met with Zelensky after touring occupied settlements in the Kyiv region, the Ukraine leader’s official website said in a press release. In a video that appeared on Twitter, Stiller and […]

Ben Stiller Visits Poland With UNHCR in Support of Ukrainian Refugees: “Everyone Has the Right to Seek Safety”

Ben Stiller has teamed with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to meet and amplify support for those fleeing Ukraine amid the country’s ongoing war prompted by Russia’s invasion. In an Instagram post shared on Saturday, the Severance director shared that he is currently in Poland, where he is working with the agency. “I’ve […]

Ben Stiller, Creator Dan Erickson on That ‘Severance’ Finale and Plans for Season 2

After quickly becoming one of this year’s buzziest (and fan-theory-ist) new shows, Apple TV+’s Severance came to an end this week with a cliffhanger finale sure to leave fans with plenty of questions. At a Los Angeles finale celebration for the show on Friday, the cast and creator answered some of them, while hinting that […]

‘Severance’ Renewed for Season 2 at Apple

Apple is going back to work. The tech giant/streamer has handed out a second-season renewal for its workplace thriller starring Adam Scott. The series, created by Dan Erickson that counts Ben Stiller among its exec producers, wraps its freshman run Friday. “It’s really exciting to see the response from people who are loving the show […]

Ben Stiller Recalls ‘Zoolander 2’ Flop as “Not a Great Experience”

If Ben Stiller could read minds, he probably would have done things a bit differently with the 2016 film Zoolander 2. The star, who is a director on Apple TV+’s recently launched thriller series Severance, told Esquire in an interview published Tuesday that having Zoolander 2 underperform critically and commercially was “not a great experience.” […]