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‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ Sequel Gets A Familiar Title, Emily Blunt Returns

It seemed at one point that the Warner Bros. didn’t really love the title of the Doug Liman-directed, Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt-starring sci-fi actioner “Edge Of Tomorrow,” a film that did OK business at the box office, but not amazingly so (just $100 million at the domestic box office; better abroad with $270 million). When the film hit DVD, VOD and streaming channels, the words “Live Die Repeat” were splashed all over the marketing and “Edge Of Tomorrow” was in much tinier letters. Had they changed the title for the home video release? The studio insisted they hadn’t.

Well, maybe they actually did subtly, as the newly announced title of the film is an exact riff of that VOD moniker.

“We have an amazing story! It’s incredible! Way better than the first film, and I obviously loved the first film,” Doug Liman told Collider while promoting his new film “The Wall.” “It will be called ‘Live Die Repeat And Repeat.’ Tom [Cruise] is excited about it, and Emily Blunt is excited about it. The big question is just when we’ll do it. But it’s not an if, it’s a when.”

It’s been presumed that Blunt would return, but this sounds like real confirmation.

Liman even has some strong thoughts of how to subvert sequel-itis. ““I’ve had some radical ideas about how to make a sequel that would interest me, in the same way that I had ideas of how you make an independent film and then ‘Swingers’ came along and it was like ‘Aha, that’s the perfect movie for me to test these ideas out on.’ I had these intellectual ideas on how you should make a sequel that are unlike how anybody else makes a sequel, and this script and this idea fit perfectly into that idea. So it’s gonna revolutionize how people make sequels. And again that’s why I try to do things like [a new VR film] ‘Invisible’ that are just, the revolution’s sort of built into the idea. It’s more heresy in the film world for me to pitch things that are sort of unheard of.”

And speaking of titles, Blunt always loved the original, original title: the one that came from the book. “That’s a bummer isn’t it? I gotta say, I love ‘All You Need Is Kill,’” she said in 2015. “I loved it… I thought it was more ironic and totally more than a movie, you know?”

Sorry Em, “Live Die Repeat And Repeat” is the title. Director Doug Liman is obviously returning and it’s actually a prequel that Cruise pitched himself so presumably he’ll be back too. No signs of a start date or release date so the film could be a few years off.

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It is an amazing song!

‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ claims this song is ‘Earth’s finest composition’

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is going to keep movie fans talking all summer, but it’s also likely to inspire plenty of chatter from ’70s music nerds.

The soundtrack is jammed with classics from groups like Electric Light Orchestra and Fleetwood Mac, but the most prominently featured is the 1972 Billboard chart-topper “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” by Jersey one-hit-wonders Looking Glass. Ego, Kurt Russell’s character, even goes so far as to describe it as “possibly Earth’s finest composition.”

“Far from it,” laughs songwriter and Looking Glass singer Elliot Lurie. “I would say that is probably ‘Desperado’ by the Eagles!”

Lurie, 68, explains that it was “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” director James Gunn who pushed for the song, which is featured almost in its entirety during the opening scene. “When he explained how he planned to use it, I was thrilled,” says Lurie. “I loved the first movie so much — I was actually a little disappointed about “Brandy” not being on that soundtrack.”

It’s not the first time the song has cropped up on the big screen. It was featured in 2000’s “Charlie’s Angels” movie and was also used in an episode of “The Simpsons.” Lurie (who worked as a music supervisor for many years, and now is semi-retired from the business) admits the sporadic injections of cash have been helpful. “The income isn’t something you can live on completely, but it makes the good times better, and the hard times a little easier.”

It also makes up a little for the band’s decision to turn down an offer for $25,000 from Pepsi at the height of their fame to use “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” in a commercial. “When we signed our record deal to Epic, our advance was $10,000 to be split between all of us,” says Lurie. “But we thought doing a commercial was selling out!”

Formed at Rutgers University in New Jersey in 1969, Looking Glass (whose classic line up was completed by drummer Jeff Grob, piano player Larry Gonsky, and now-deceased bassist Pieter Sweval) never enjoyed a repeat of the song’s success. Even at the peak of their careers, they were reminded of the realities of the music business when they played at Steel Pier in Atlantic City, NJ, with the Pier’s famous diving horse as an opening act.

“We asked the promoter when should start playing,” says Lurie. “He was right out of ‘The Sopranos,’ and he said, ‘You see that horse over there — when you hear that splash, that’s when you start playing.’ That put it all in perspective for us!”

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They will be milking the Game Of Thrones cash cow for years.

Four ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoffs in the works

Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin has signed a new TV production deal to develop four offshoot series from the hit fantasy franchise.

Show creators and executive producers D. B. Weiss and David Benioff are currently preparing to premiere the seventh season of the show in June, and work on the final eighth season will begin later this year, ahead of a planned 2018 release.

However, fans have now been given more to look forward to as officials at U.S. network HBO have reached a deal with Martin to “explore different time periods” in the “vast and rich universe” created in his book series A Song of Ice and Fire in four related shows.

Specific details about the projects, as well as production timelines, have yet to be revealed, but Martin will pen the series with Godzilla’s Max Borenstein, Kick-Ass screenwriter Jane Goldman, Mystic River’s Brian Helgeland, and Carly Wray, who worked on Mad Men.

Weiss and Benioff will not be involved in the writing process, but will oversee the series as executive producers, alongside Martin, reports Deadline.com.

It’s good news for fans, who have been patiently waiting for Martin to finish writing the sixth instalment of his A Song of Ice and Fire saga, following the 2011 release of the last book in the franchise, A Dance with Dragons.

He had been hoping to have the sequel, The Winds of Winter, complete in time for 2016, to coincide with the broadcast of the sixth season of the Game of Thrones TV adaptation, but he failed to hit his deadline.

Instead, Weiss and Benioff had to base their plotlines for the TV series on the book ideas Martin outlined for them in order to move forward with the project.

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I don’t NEED them to reunite, but I’d probably go and see them if they did.

Robert Plant hints at Led Zeppelin reunion

Robert Plant has spiked fans’ interest in a Led Zeppelin reunion with a cryptic note on his website.

Devotees have been crying out for a band get together ever since Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones regrouped in London for a tribute to music mogul Ahmet Ertegun in 2007, and, as the rock act’s 50th anniversary looms in 2018, the singer’s latest three-word post has got fans foaming at the mouth.

Plant’s message reads: “Any time now…”

Some experts are predicting the existing members of Led Zeppelin will reunite for this year’s Desert Trip festival in Indio, Calif. The inaugural event in 2016 was headlined by Sir Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones and Roger Waters.

The bosses of last year’s festival confessed a Led Zeppelin reunion was high on their wish list for the 2017 event.

Page and Plant have been at odds for years over reunion rumours – Page would dearly like to tour with his old bandmates, while Plant has said on multiple occasions his Zeppelin days are behind him.

However, he recently impressed fans at a gig in London when he belted out the rock band’s classic Kashmir without Jimmy Page for the first time.

The singer made an appearance during violinist Nigel Kennedy’s Royal Albert Hall concert in March and hit all the right notes on the song, which was first released four decades ago and re-recorded for Plant & Page’s No Quarter album.

Plant’s 18-minute performance marked the first time he had attempted the song live since Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion at London’s O2 Arena.

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There’s some great MCA lyrics here. May he be resting in peace.

Ten Awesome Adam Yauch Rhymes: Beastie Boy MCA’s Best Lyrics

Each of the Beastie Boys brandished a style of rapping that set him apart from the pack. But for many fans, it was the distinctive growl of MCA that consistently rose above the beats. From the trio’s rough and rowdy early tracks to their refined and respected final cuts, Adam Yauch delivered his rhymes with a depth, grit and lyrical precision that was renowned and respected in rap and rock circles alike.

Throughout his life, Yauch evolved from a street-wise Brooklyn brawler into a peace-practicing Buddhist activist, and his enlightenment was reflected in the lyrics he committed to wax over the years. Check out 10 of MCA’s most famous verses and pay homage to one of hip-hop’s most cherished voices.

 

No Sleep Til Brooklyn (1986)

“Born and bred in Brooklyn the U.S.A./ They call me Adam Yauch but I’m M.C.A./ Like a lemon to a lime a lime to a lemon/ I sip the def ale with all the fly women”

 

Paul Revere (1986)

“Now my name is M.C.A. I’ve got a license to kill/ I think you know what time it is it’s time to get ill/ Now what do we have here an outlaw and his beer/ I run this land, you understand I make myself clear.”

 

Shake Your Rump (1989)

“A puppet on a string I’m paid to sing or rhyme/ Or do my thing I’m in a lava lamp inside my brain hotel/ I might be freakin’ or peakin’ but I rock well”

 

Pass The Mic (1992)

“If you can feel what I’m feeling then it’s a musical masterpiece/ If you can hear what I’m dealing with then that’s cool at least/ What’s running through my mind comes through in my walk/ True feelings are shown from the way that I talk”

 

So What’cha Want (1992)

“Well I’m as cool as a cucumber in a bowl of hot sauce/ You’ve got the rhyme and reason but no cause/ Well if you’re hot to trot you think you’re slicker than grease/ I’ve got news for you crews you’ll be sucking like a leech”

 

Sure Shot (1994)

“I want to say a little something that’s long overdue/ The disrespect to women has got to be through/ To all the mothers and sisters and the wives and friends/ I want to offer my love and respect to the end”

 

Root Down (1994)

“Bob Marley was a prophet for the freedom fight/ ‘If dancin’ prays to the Lord then I shall feel alright’/ I’m feeling good to play a little music/ Tears running down my face ’cause I love to do it’

 

Intergalactic (1998)

“Well I got to keep it going keep it going full steam/ Too sweet to be sour too nice to be mean/ On the tough guy style I’m not too keen/ To try to change the world I will plot and scheme”

 

An Open Letter To NYC (2004)

“Dear New York I hope you’re doing well / I know a lot’s happen and you’ve been through hell / So, we give thanks for providing a home / Through your gates at Ellis Island we passed in droves”

 

Make Some Noise (2011)

“Pass me the scalpel, I’ll make an incision/ I’ll cut off the part of your brain that does the bitching/ Put it in formaldehyde and put it on the shelf/ And you can show it to your friends and say that’s my old self”

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RIP MCA. I still find it hard to believe that you’re gone.

Five Years Ago Today: Beastie Boys’ Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch Dies

On May 4, 2012, the music world was dealt a crushing blow with the news that Adam Yauch, better known as “MCA” to Beastie Boys fans, had passed away at the age of 47. As a member of the pioneering trio, Yauch helped the Beasties meld the worlds of rock and rap together, first as breakout rappers utilizing hard rock samples on the Licensed to Ill album and later revisiting their punk and hardcore roots as a blistering live act that rocked their own instruments. That inventive career led to a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction just a few weeks prior to Yauch’s death.

The musician had been diagnosed with cancer of his parotid gland and a lymph node three years earlier and had undergone surgery and radiation treatment to battle his ailment, and while it appeared as though he had been doing better at certain points in the years since 2009, he ultimately succumbed to the cancer in 2012.

At first, there was a statement from the band’s publicist that read, “It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch … passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.”

Soon after, both Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D.” Diamond would reach out to fans via social networking. Diamond shared a photo of the New York Knicks paying tribute via the jumbotron at Madison Square Garden, stating, “I know, we should have tweeted and instagrammed every sad, happy and inspired thought, smile or tear by now. But honestly the last few days have just been a blur of deep emotions for our closest friend, band mate and really brother. I miss Adam so much. He really served as a great example for myself and so many of what determination, faith, focus, and humility coupled with a sense of humor can accomplish. The world is in need of many more like him. We love you Adam. BTW this photo sent to me by a friend, (thanks Saslow) is just one awesome example of how NYC is such a unique place that amidst it’s huge size and frenetic pace it really opens up it’s heart in so many ways and on on so many levels in times like these. And though it makes me cry sometimes, it has been really amazing and moving to see.”

Horovitz stated, “As you can imagine, s— is just fkd up right now. but I wanna say thank you to all our friends and family (which are kinda one in the same) for all the love and support. I’m glad to know that all the love that Yauch has put out into the world is coming right back at him.”

Horovitz hit it on the nose as the outpouring of love and support was overwhelming. Saturday Night Live inserted a clip of the Beastie Boys appearing on the show as a tribute. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, which premiered on HBO weeks after the ceremony and featured the Beasties induction, was dedicated to Yauch. And rockers like Slash, Linkin Park, Anthrax, Fred Durst, David Draiman, P.O.D., Randy Blythe, Papa Roach, Tommy Lee, Nonpoint and Godsmack all shared their condolences online.

A few other rockers also offered larger tributes to Yauch. Kid Rock penned a lengthy missive recalling seeing Beastie Boys open for Run-DMC at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena in his youth and how it changed everything for him. “The metal heads liked ‘em, the punk kids, everyone! I dressed like them, pegged and rolled my pants, begged my mom for a pair of Ewings, and so on and so on. I rapped about not giving a f— and crazy s–t like they did in my early years. I also followed their lead in later years, after I became my own person, in believing I could really help a lot of people out. MCA I know was at the forefront of this in the group, and for that I am forever indebted,” said Rock.

Jane’s Addiction‘s Perry Farrell also offered a touching eulogy, recalling to Rolling Stone, “I kind of felt like they were family, but once removed.” Farrell had invited Beastie Boys to play Lollapalooza and also returned the favor by appearing at the Beastie Boys’ Tibetan Freedom Concert. Farrell offered, “He was a good guy — that’s the thing that kind of strikes a really bad chord. He was a really good guy trying to help people, and all about being innocent and wild, and even immature if you want to be. He was really such a part of our party vernacular — our musical vernacular. That’s where it gets me. It’s a very gray day.”

As stated by Rock and Farrell, there was much more to Yauch than just the Beasties’ music. His humanitarian efforts were well documented. He was a practicing Buddhist and did his part for the Tibetan independence movement by staging the Tibetan Freedom Concert and launching the Milarepa Fund.

Diamond recalled to Rolling Stone, “He would disappear for two months of teaching by his Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala. He gradually incorporated that into the music. He was the first to realize we had this soapbox and we needed to do something with it.”

Yauch also was a key player in the success of the Beastie Boys, taking on the moniker Nathaniel Hornblower while directing a number of the band’s videos. He also constructed the Oscilloscope Laboratories studio in New York for the band’s recording and later would found an indie film company called Oscilloscope Pictures that would issue the Awesome; I F–in’ Shot That! concert film.

Horovitz would state shortly after Yauch’s death, “[He] was in charge. He was smarter, more organized. In a group of friends, you all come up with stupid s–t to do. But you never do it. With Yauch, it got done. He had that extra drive to see things through. We each had our roles. One of his was the make-it-happen person.”

As for his death, Horovitz would tell Rolling Stone, “I don’t believe Adam was afraid. Bummed out, yeah. But I can’t think when I ever saw him afraid. We got jumped in Brooklyn one time, so we’ve been afraid in that sense. But, man, he hadn’t been afraid in a long time. That gives me peace.”

After Yauch’s passing, his fans gathered together to stage the annual MCA Day in New York, not only sharing memories of the musician but also offering art, music and breakdancing exhibitions. And on Friday, May 3, 2013, a day before the one-year anniversary of Yauch’s death, a public ceremony was held to rename Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn Heights as Adam Yauch Park. The playground was where Yauch spent much of his youth. Horovitz, who was on hand for the dedication with Yauch’s parents, stated, “Me and Adam, we were hanging out in high school late one night and we were walking around Brooklyn and we ended up in this park and he told me how he used to play in this part. I think he’d think it was pretty f—ing cool!”

One other thing that came from MCA’s death was that his will stated that the Beastie Boys music would be laid to rest along with him and that the group would not license music for commercial use. In the time since 2012, the band has spent time in court with several different companies who attempted to use the Beasties music and they’ve emerged victorious.

As of 2017, Horovitz and Diamond were in the process of penning the band’s memoir.

RIP MCA.

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Daily Show reunion coming to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

A Daily Show reunion will take place on the stage of one of its most famous alumni.

The May 9 episode of The Late Show will bring together Colbert and former Daily Show anchor Jon Stewart (an occasional guest who is also an executive producer on The Late Show) with former correspondents Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms, and Rob Corddry. The booking is tied to the 20th anniversary of Colbert joining Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, something Colbert noted on Tuesday night’s The Late Show when he announced the gathering. That installment is being billed “as a special evening of comedy and conversation,” and the whole episode will revolve around the reunion.

Like Colbert, Bee, and Oliver went on to host their own late-night series, TBS’ Full Frontal and HBO’s Last Week Tonight, respectively.

The Late Show airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

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May they both be resting in peace.

Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds memorialized with shared tombstone

They were neighbors in life, and they’ll continue to be side-by-side in death, as Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher’s shared mother-daughter tombstone has been revealed.

The large marble memorial features a sculpture of a mother and daughter holding hands and was unveiled over the weekend at Hollywood’s Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The only text displayed on the headstone below the sculpture are the women’s names and the dates denoting their respective lifespans.

Reynolds died on Dec. 28 at age 84 from an apparent stroke, the day after Fisher passed away at age 60 following a massive heart attack on an 11-hour flight from London to L.A.

Both women were remembered at a public tribute on March 25 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Per her wishes, Fisher was cremated after her death, but some of her ashes were placed in an urn shaped like a giant Prozac pill and laid next to her mother.

The duo leave behind Todd Fisher, Debbie’s only son and Carrie’s brother, and Carrie’s daughter Billie Lourd. Todd is currently working on establishing a museum to house Reynold’s incredible movie collection, while Lourd is currently starring in Scream Queens on Fox.

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This week I saw UNFORGETTABLE (which is just that) and COLOSSAL (which isn’t as great as the critics are saying it is, unfortunately).

Box office report: Fate of the Furious zooms past $1 billion

The eighth film in the car-based franchise joins its predecessor, Furious 7, as the second film featuring Dom and the family to pull in more than 13 figures thanks to an estimated domestic box office haul of $19.4 million this weekend, as well as an estimated international earning of $68.4 million. With estimated total worldwide earnings of $1.1 billion, the popular film (which scored an A on CinemaScore) not only sits atop the North American box office for the third week in a row, but it also marks Universal’s fourth highest grossing film (adjusted for inflation) after Jurassic World ($1.67 billion), Furious 7 ($1.52 billion), and Minions ($1.16 billion).

However, even though F8 has matched Furious 7‘s total worldwide performance in crossing the $1 billion mark after only three weeks, its domestic box office trajectory has been closer to that of Fast & Furious 6, which also saw a more than 45 percent drop in domestic ticket sales and earned a similar amount ($19.6 million) in its third week out. In fact, much of F8‘s success comes from the international box office, where the film has proved to be an immense crowdpleaser, having pulled in an estimated $867.6 million so far, in addition to the estimated domestic total of $192.7 million.

Second place this week belongs to How to Be a Latin Lover, a second big hit for Lionsgate and Televisa’s joint venture Panthelion (and the studio’s biggest so far) with the film earning an estimated $12 million from 1,118 locations. The romantic comedy sees international star Eugenio Derbez — also the lead in the studio’s 2013 sleeper hit Instructions Not Included — play a rich woman’s husband, who is dumped for a younger man, thus prompting him to move in with his sister (Salma Hayek) and her son (Raphael Alejandro) as he schemes to seduce a billionaire widow (Raquel Welch). Kristen Bell and Rob Lowe also star in the film, which marks actor Ken Marino’s directing debut.

Also joining the top five in the No. 3 spot is Baahubali: The Conclusion. The Telugu language film earned an estimated $10.1 million after opening in only 420 locations for an impressive estimated earning of $24,139 per location. The S.S. Rajamouli-directed movie stars noted South Indian actor Prabhas in what is the continuation of the 2015 epic fantasy Baahubali: The Beginning.

Coming in fourth is The Circle. The Dave Eggers adaptation did not go over well with audiences and critics alike, earning a D+ on CinemaScore, as well as largely negative reviews. The movie pulled in an estimated $9 million, a disappointing number, especially given that the cast boasts Tom Hanks (Sully), Emma Watson (Beauty and the Beast), and John Boyega (The Force Awakens), all of whom have pulled in big numbers in recent box office offerings — especially Watson, whose Beauty and the Beast continues to do well, having already earned more than $1 billion worldwide and an estimated $480 million in the domestic box office since opening in March.

And rounding out the top five is animated feature The Boss Baby, whose long legs as a family favorite (it earned an A- on CinemaScore) see it take only a 29 percent decline in the box office for an estimated weekend haul of $9 million. This brings it just shy of the $150 million mark at the domestic box office after five weeks in theaters.

A little lower down on the top 10 this week is Gifted. The film pulls in an estimated $3.3 million from 2,215 locations, its highest earnings yet. So far the movie, which stars Chris Evans as the guardian of a mathematically gifted young girl, has earned an estimated total of $15.6 million.

Elsewhere at the box office, Sleight, the latest film from Blumhouse’s BH Tilt genre label, took in an estimated $1.7 million dollars, around what was expected for the J.D. Dillard-directed film about a street magician using his skills to save his kidnapped sister. The film stars Jacob Latimore along with Seychelle Gabriel and Dule Hill.

Meanwhile, The Lost City of Z slipped a little in its fourth weekend out, earning an estimated $1.7 million from 866 locations. This brings the James Gray-directed film’s estimated domestic totals to $4.8 million.

Per ComScore, overall box office is up 4.2 percent the same frame last year. Check out the April 28-30 box office figures below.

1 – The Fate of the Furious – $19.4 million
2 – How to Be a Latin Lover – $12 million
3 – Baahubali 2: The Conclusion – $10 million
4 – The Circle – $9.3 million
5 –The Boss Baby – $9 million
6 – Beauty and the Beast – $6.4 million
7 – Going In Style – $3.6 million
8 – Smurfs: The Lost Village – $3.32 million
9 – Gifted – $3.3 million
10 – Unforgettable – $2.3 million

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This show could be great!!

Wait, Is Mike Myers Heading To TV Soon? Here’s The Weird Story

Although Mike Myers got his big break on the small screen thanks to his gig on Saturday Night Live, he’s probably best known nowadays for his contributions to the big screen in franchises like Austin Powers and Shrek. Now, Myers may be heading back to TV for a brand new job, but… well, it’s not exactly clear. News broke today that ABC has chosen British comedian Tommy Maitland as host for its revival of The Gong Show, but it turns out that Tommy Maitland didn’t seem to exist until quite recently, and he looks an awful lot like Mike Myers in prosthetic makeup.

The photo of Tommy Maitland comes from his Twitter account, which is just one step that seems to have been taken to establish him as somebody who definitely exists and was not just invented for the purposes of a game show reboot. The story gets even more elaborate in a press release from ABC, which reveals that “Thomas Winston Maitland” was born in 1944 in the U.K. He became known when he began work as an announcer for a British radio show and landed minor roles in the Carry On film franchise.

According to ABC, he wrote a book, made 11 films, is hugely popular in Italy, and made a huge impression on Will Arnett when Arnett was a teenager. Arnett is executive producing The Gong Show for ABC, and he reportedly specifically reached out to Maitland to work as host. Maitland has openly admitted to coming out of retirement for The Gong Show for the money, and he told THR that he already has two potential catchphrases picked out.

Based on the uncanny resemblance between this “Tommy Maitland” and Mike Myers, Myers’ history of wearing prosthetics to play a wide range of characters, and the fact that THR has hinted that Myers and Maitland are one and the same in the wake of an interview, I’d say that the odds are pretty good that we’ll be seeing Mike Myers tackling hosting duties on The Gong Show when it debuts on ABC this summer. That said, we might not get confirmation of his involvement for a while, if at all. If Myers and Maitland are the same person, then ABC, Myers, and Will Arnett all went to pretty great lengths to sell the ruse. Kudos to them for going all-out, I suppose. If anybody could pull this off, I’d definitely put my money on Myers.

We can confirm some of the other folks who will appear on The Gong Show. Celebrity judges who will weigh in on contestants’ talents (or lack thereof) will include Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Alison Brie, Andy Samberg, Elizabeth Banks, Joel McHale, Dana Carvey, Will Forte, Anthony Anderson, and Jack Black. Tune in to ABC on Thursday, June 22 at 10 p.m. ET to catch “Tommy Maitland” in his Gong Show hosting debut, and don’t forget to check out our midseason TV premiere guide and our summer TV premiere schedule to discover all your viewing options now and in the coming weeks. Be sure to drop by our rundowns for cable/streaming and broadcast TV renewals and cancellations as well.