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Bradley Cooper on ‘Maestro,’ How Will Arnett Helped Him Get Sober and Being Snubbed Twice at CAA’s Oscar Party

Will Arnett kicked off the 100th episode of SmartLess in characteristic fashion by teasing co-hosts Jason Bateman and Sean Hayes with details about their guest — noting multihyphenate talents proven by armfuls of accolades and Oscar nominations — before he revealed a name. “And above all, this is a person that we all adore,” Arnett […]

‘Ozark’ Star Alfonso Herrera Discusses That Shocking Premiere and Teases Zack Snyder’s ‘Rebel Moon’

[This story contains major spoilers for Ozark’s final season.] Alfonso Herrera loves that Ozark’s final season didn’t go the way you thought it would. When the first half of Ozark’s fourth-and-final season debuted in January, viewers expected Herrera’s cartel baddie, Javi Elizonndro, to be the final hurdle for the Byrde family to overcome, especially since […]

‘Ozark’ Boss, Jason Bateman and Laura Linney on Avoiding a “Junk Food” Ending and the “Choicefulness” of Final Episodes

When deciding how to end Ozark, showrunner, writer and EP Chris Mundy said he wanted to honor the critically acclaimed Netflix series’ past seasons by only throwing the kinds of dramatic curveballs the show has been known for. “I think the main thing was, we really wanted to be true to the story we were […]

Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ Final Episodes: TV Review

Jason Bateman, Laura Linney and Julia Garner return for the last seven episodes of their money-laundering drama.

Jason Bateman Teases the ‘Ozark’ Series Finale: “A Happy Ending But They’re Limping”

Things might not be all bad for the Byrde family when Ozark drops its final batch of episodes later this month. Series star Jason Bateman dropped by The Tonight Show on Friday, where he and host Jimmy Fallon discussed what’s in store for fans of the Emmy-winning Netflix drama that focuses on money launderers Marty […]

‘The Boys’ EP, Jason Bateman Team for Peacock True-Crime Thriller

TV’s true crime wave continues unabated, with the latest take on the genre landing at Peacock. The NBCUniversal streamer as given a straight-to-series order to Based on a True Story, which it describes as a darkly comedic thriller that is indeed based on a “bizarre true event.” The show comes from Universal Studio Group’s UCP […]

Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans to Star in Jason Bateman-Directed Apple Film

Days after becoming the first streaming service to win best picture at the Oscars, Apple TV+ has secured another big film project. Apple Original Films has landed the hot package Project Artemis, which will star Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans, and be directed by Jason Bateman. Rose Gilroy penned the script, which is described as […]

Jason Bateman Named Hasty Pudding’s 2022 Man of the Year

Jason Bateman was named the 2022 Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals on Thursday, the first recipient of the award since 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Bateman, an actor, producer and director on the Netflix series Ozark, who also played a starring role in Arrested Development, will be given his […]

‘SmartLess’ Podcast Team Gets Docuseries With Discovery+

Discovery has ordered a two-part docuseries that will follow Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett as they go on tour for their hit podcast, SmartLess. The untitled series will release on Discovery+ in 2022 and include celebrity interviews from the tour, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. “Jason, Sean and Will are three absolute […]

Hollywood Stars Stake Claim in Podcast Boom During Pandemic, Report Finds

Hollywood stars entered the podcasting space with aplomb during the pandemic, making up 22 — or 11 percent — of the top 200 new podcasts launched in 2020, according to a report from the podcast app Stitcher on Wednesday. While The Joe Rogan Experience, This American Life and The Daily remained the top three most-listened shows in […]

Amazon Nabs Exclusive Rights to ‘SmartLess’ Podcast

Amazon on Tuesday acquired the exclusive rights to release new episodes of Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes’ SmartLess podcast a week early on Amazon Music and on the subscription tier of Wondery, the podcast studio acquired by Amazon last year. The early releases will begin on August 1. Amazon will also have the rights […]

‘Thunder Force’: Film Review

Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer don superhero suits to fight evil mutants in a comedy from writer-director Ben Falcone.