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    Watch: 'Blue is the Warmest Color' Spoofed by Funny or Die

    Winning the highly coveted Palme D'Or can give independent films a much-needed boost into mainstream culture. But such hype may not always be the most advantageous scenario for a film. The most recent proof of this is the sharp Funny or Die parody of the 2013 Palme D'Or Winner "Blue Is the Warmest C...

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    Miniseries Spoof 'The Spoils of Babylon' Is An Affectionate Ode to '70s Bloat From IFC and Funny or Die

    Matt Piedmont and Andrew Steele have an impressive and possibly doomed dedication to making detailed send-ups of genres with which their audience is almost certainly unfamiliar.

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    Lady Mary Meets Vic Mackey in Funny or Die Spoof

    Lady Mary is the kind of role that could stereotype an actress, but Michelle Dockery has the good sense to be making fun of her aristocratic counterpart already. In this Funny or Die spoof, she plays opposite Michael Chiklis in a pretend -- but painfully close to real -- new TNT crime series, Tough ...

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    Will Ferrell Creates Cable News in 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'

    Cable news, and CNN in particular, is already such a compromised, pandering mess that it seems beyond parody. Still, there is something hilarious in the idea that a journalistic doofus like Ron Burgundy -- all hair and over-enunciation -- was the first to float the concept that shaped 24-hour news a...

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    Nikki Finke Gets the Last "Toldja" in Funny or Die video

    A fake trailer for a suspense thriller stars Jean Smart as Nikki Finke, who is recast as a suburban mom and a brave journalist ("only one blogger has the courage to tell the truth"), while her former boss Jay Penske is the backstabbing Goliath seeking to shut her down ("sometimes the blogosphere can...

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    Watch: Nikki Finke Double Crossed in Hilarious Mock Trailer for 'The Nikki Finke Story' Starring Jean Smart As Notorious Blogger

    Nikki Finke was officially outed from her baby Deadline by media mogul Jay Penske back in early November, and now just a month later we have the trailer for a film that chronicles what went down courtesy of the folks over at Funny or Die. Starring "Designing Women" star Jean Smart as Finke, the mock...

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    Judi Dench Releases Funny or Die Video in Ongoing Philomena Ratings Battle (UPDATED)

    Philomena co-star Steve Coogan has joined Judi Dench and Harvey Weinstein's fight for a PG-13 rating for their adoption drama. Two weeks before the film's release, Dench and Coogan have released a Funny or Die video in which the actors play M and a James Bond-wannabe.

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    Watch: Judi Dench Gets Back into Character as M, Enlists Steve Coogan in Funny or Die Crusade Against 'Philomena' MPAA Rating

    The Weinsteins are at war with the MPAA again. Their upcoming release, "Philomena," which stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, was recently slapped with an R rating due to the MPAA ruling that it consists of more than one “harsher, sexually-derived word” used as an expletive.

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    Watch: Will Ferrell, Tobey Maguire and Kristen Wiig Spoof Sprawling Miniseries in the Trailer for IFC's 'The Spoils of Babylon'

    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay will skewer sweeping, overblown miniseries like "The Thorn Birds" in IFC's "The Spoils of Babylon," a six-part saga based on the novel by the legendary (and fictional) author Eric Jonrosh. Here's the trailer.

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    Watch: 'Homeland' Star Navid Negahban Offers Terrorist Acting Lessons at Funny or Die

    Navid Negahban, the Iranian-American actor who played "Homeland" villain Abu Nazir, stars in a bitterly entertaining new Funny or Die video below that takes the form of an informercial entitled "How to Be a Terrorist... In Hollywood!"

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