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Judd Apatow Explains Why a 'Freaks & Geeks' Reunion Probably Will Never Happen

The television series Freaks and Geeks lasted only one season, but it has gained a legion of fans in the two decades since it went off the air.

Judd Apatow, one of the show’s executive producers, is opening up about why there probably won’t ever be a reunion that gives us an update on the characters. If you didn’t know, Linda Cardellini‘s character Lindsay ends the series by going on tour with the Grateful Dead.

“The ending came out so well, you get afraid to open it up again,” Judd said in an interview with Boston radio station Mix 104.1. “It’s somewhat of a magical ending, it ends with her just disappearing to go follow The Grateful Dead. You don’t really want to know how that went. You assume she took a lot of acid, so she’d probably would just come home just strung out on acid. So, is that the end we really want?”

Linda starred alongside James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Busy Philipps, and others on the show, which was created by Bridesmaids director Paul Feig.

In a recent interview, Judd explained why the show is not available for streaming.

Judd Apatow Reveals Why Steve Carell Yells Out Kelly Clarkson's Name in '40-Year-Old Virgin'

Judd Apatow wears a mask over his beard while stepping out for lunch with wife Leslie Mann in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon (June 17).

The -year-old filmmaker and Leslie enjoyed dining out at a local eatery before waiting for their car at valet to head back home for the night.

Earlier in the day, Judd appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show remotely, where he answered one of the biggest questions in cinema – why Steve Carell yells out the singer’s name in The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

“I’m going to blame Seth Rogen,” he said, before revealing that he and the crew actually had a list of curses that Steve could shout during the scene. Kelly‘s name was a “clean” word.

Kelly laughed about the list they had: “I love that I made it between ‘burger panties’ and ‘throbbing monkey-tail’. It doesn’t matter what I do in my life, no one remembers me for anything other than that.”

Watch the full episode below!

If you missed it, Kelly recently opened up her divorce from Brandon Blackstock.

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Pete Davidson's Movie 'The King of Staten Island' Abruptly Pulled From Drive-In Theaters

Pete Davidson‘s movie, The King of Staten Island, is being pulled from drive-in theaters.

The theaters were “abruptly informed they were not able to show the film,” Variety reported on Friday (June 12).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Pete Davidson

The movie was seemingly intended to debut in a limited number of theaters, mostly drive-ins, that were still open amid the pandemic, while also launching across premium video-on-demand platforms.

“The news has created consternation, and even outrage, in the close-knit community of drive-in operators, many of whom have been promoting showtimes and selling tickets for The King of Staten Island. Now, they’ve had to offer refunds and scramble to find new content to show under short notice. Universal didn’t give exhibitors any reasoning behind the hasty decision,” the outlet reported.

“There was no explanation. They changed their mind,” one theater owner told the publication.

However, it seems it might have all come down to an original miscommunication.

“Insiders at Universal chalked it up to an internal misunderstanding, saying The King of Staten Island was always intended to premium exclusively on-demand, however some executives unintentionally booked the film in about 100 theaters. When they realized the mistake, the studio went back to theaters and asked them not to play it,” Variety reports.

Judd Apatow also addressed the situation earlier in the week.

“THIS IS AN ERROR. THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND IS ONLY OPENING ON VOD FRIDAY. IT IS NOT OPENING IN THEATERS,” he wrote on Wednesday (June 10).

Watch the trailer for the movie…

Pete Davidson Drops New Trailer for 'The King of Staten Island,' His New Movie Going to VOD!

Pete Davidson was going to make his big-screen starring debut in the movie The King of Staten Island, but the movie is going to VOD instead now due to movie theaters being shut down for the indefinite future.

The new comedy was written and directed by Judd Apatow and is a semi-autobiographical take on Pete’s life.

Here’s the synopsis: Scott (Davidson) has been a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He’s now reached his mid-20s having achieved little, chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist that seems far out of reach. As his ambitious younger sister (Maude Apatow) heads off to college, Scott is still living with his exhausted ER nurse mother (Marisa Tomei) and spends his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys—Oscar (Ricky Velez), Igor (Moises Arias) and Richie (Lou Wilson)—and secretly hooking up with his childhood friend Kelsey (Bel Powley). But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray (Bill Burr), it sets off a chain of events that will force Scott to grapple with his grief and take his first tentative steps toward moving forward in life.

Steve Buscemi also stars in the movie as Papa, a veteran firefighter who takes Scott under his wing, and Pamela Adlon as Ray’s ex-wife, Gina.

The King of Staten Island is heading to VOD on June 12.

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Judd Apatow Reveals Why 'Freaks & Geeks' Isn't Available for Streaming Anywhere!

Judd Apatow is clearing the air about one of his beloved shows, Freaks and Geeks!

Freaks and Geeks is an American teen comedy-drama television series created by Paul Feig and executive-produced by Judd that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 television season, but it isn’t available for viewing on any streaming service.

It helped launch several of its actors’ careers, such as James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel and Busy Philipps.

Amy Kaufman, author of the New York Times best seller “Bachelor Nation,” took to Twitter to direct the question to Judd himself: “Is it actually possible that ‘Freaks & Geeks‘ is not streaming anywhere and is also not available for digital purchase anywhere??? @JuddApatow”

Judd responded on Twitter, revealing that the unavailability is due to music copyright: “The music needs to be cleared for Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared. If it isn’t, your DVD will be all there is.”

Laura Harrier & Netflix's 'Hollywood' Cast Present First Look at Tastemaker Event!

Laverne Cox happily strikes a pose with Laura Harrier while supporting her at the special Tastemaker screening and reception for her upcoming series Hollywood held at San Vicente Bungalows on Sunday (February 23) in West Hollywood, Calif.

Laura, 29, was joined at the event by her co-stars Maude Apatow, Jake Picking, Dylan McDermott, Michelle Krusiec, David Corenswet, Jeremy Pope and Mira Sorvino, as well as co-creator and executive producer Ian Brennan.

Laverne, 47, was in attendance in support alongside Rumer Willis, Maude‘s father Judd Apatow, Harry Hamlin and his wife Lisa Rinna, Zelda Williams and Janet Mock, who introduced the first screening of Hollywood to the crowd.

Here’s a synopsis: “Hollywood follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown — no matter the cost. Each character offers a unique glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood’s Golden Age, spotlighting the unfair systems and biases across race, gender and sexuality that continue to this day. Provocative and incisive, Hollywood exposes and examines decades-old power dynamics, and what the entertainment landscape might look like if they had been dismantled.”

Ryan Murphy‘s new show Hollywood launches globally on Friday, May 1!

FYI: Maude wore a Bora Aksu outfit.

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Leslie Mann & Megan Mullally Go Holographic at Vanity Fair Oscar Party with Hubbies!

Leslie Mann is radiant in a holographic dress while posing alongside her hubby Judd Apatow at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday night (February 9) at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 47-year-old actress and Judd, 52, were joined at the event by Megan Mullally and her husband Nick Offerman, as well as Better Call Saul‘s Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn, plus Derek Blasberg and Ronan Farrow.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Leslie Mann

Before attending the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Judd shared a hilarious picture of himself in a hoodie with his adorable pet cat in his pouch: “All dressed for the Oscars,” Judd captioned with the photo.

FYI: Leslie Mann is wearing a Monique Lhuillier gown with State Property jewelry. Megan is wearing a Buccellati bracelet.

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