For a comedy like "The Change-Up" -- which is to say, a comedy with a message about as deep as a bowl of beer nuts -- familiarity with Shakespeare's disguise plays and Aesop's Fables isn't a prerequisite for getting the picture.
â¢ Details cover guy Zac Efron celebrated his new issue with a bash thrown in his honor at a private house in the Hollywood Hills - along with girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens. The two were affectionate all night as Hudgens sat on her boyfriend's lap and ran her fingers through his hair. They were also joined by the actor's 17 Again costar Leslie Mann, her hubby Judd Apatow, Glee's Matthew Morrison, Josh Groban and other stars. Guests enjoyed passed hors d'oeuvres and watched old movies that played on flat screens around the house. When the bash wrapped around 11:30 p.m., the man of the hour invited many guests back to his place to keep the party going.
Given a cast of Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill, and the guiding hand of director and writer Judd Apatow ("Knocked Up" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin"), perhaps there is no more appropriate title than simply "Funny People."
They've been called "bromances": those buddy films and TV shows, such as the movies "Pineapple Express" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," that feature non-sexual but deep friendships between two or more males.
Stop me if you've heard this one before, but producer Judd Apatow has another hit comedy on his hands. This time it's "Step Brothers," an astute no-brainer that's also Will Ferrell's funniest effort since "Talladega Nights."
Hollywood lived its own second-chance "Rocky" story this summer as a business that looked to be going down for the count two years ago rebounded with record revenue and an unparalleled string of blockbuster hits.