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Celebrity Escape Room

Ben Stiller is bringing the phenomenon of escape rooms to television in spectacularly over-the-top style with “Celebrity Escape Room.” Stiller and Jack Black serve as executive producers and participants in the one-hour show featuring a cast of A-listers immersed in the hilariously high-energy, no-holds-barred escape. Following “Celebrity Escape Room,” the two-hour “Red Nose Day Special” will feature the biggest names across entertainment with a packed lineup of music, comedy and short documentary films that will educate and engage viewers.

Joining Stiller for the game-play are comedy stars Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow and Adam Scott. Jack Black is host and the all-knowing “Game Master,” who puts his celebrity friends to the test as they work together under intense pressure to beat the clock, unlocking a series of surprising puzzle rooms to ultimately engineer their great escape in this uproarious and heart-pounding adventure.

Tapping into the wildly popular escape room craze, “Celebrity Escape Room” combines the drama and tension of a real-life video game with the side-splitting allure of the ultimate party game. All highly competitive with killer instincts, Stiller, Cox, Kudrow and Scott will work together and channel their inner Sherlocks to decipher clues and solve puzzles, brainstorm for solutions and combine their comedic talents to ultimately gain their freedom before time runs out.

When stumped they may only ask the Game Master for three clues to help them escape their complete isolation from the outside world. Each room that the players complete earns money to be donated to Red Nose Day.

In addition to Stiller, “Celebrity Escape Room” will be executive produced by Black, Christine Taylor, Nicky Weinstock, Amiira Ruotolo-Behrent and Lee Metzger (“The Voice”). The show is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio and Red Hour Productions.

Watch Celebrity Escape Room Thursday, May 21 on NBC.

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Zoolander 2 Announced At Paris Fashion Week

Zoolander 2 At The Paris Fashion Week

Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) walked the runway at the Valentino Women’s Collection Fall/Winter 2015-16 Fashion Show during Paris Fashion Week today to officially announce the start of production on Zoolander 2, which Paramount Pictures will release in theaters on February 12, 2016.

For those who might be curious, Derek wears a custom Night Butterflies brocade suit with hand-embroidered overcoat and black Creeper shoes. Hansel wears a Silk Continent print Pajama suit with Double Cashmere overcoat and Open sneakers.

Zoolander 2 will shoot in Rome for 12 weeks in and around the famed Cinecittà Studios, with Ben Stiller set to reprise his role as the dimwitted male supermodel. Stiller co-wrote the script with Justin Theroux (Tropic Thunder), who will also direct the film. Theroux played an Evil DJ in the first movie.

Additionally, Will Ferrell is all-but-confirmed to return as Mugatu, with Stiller’s wife Christine Taylor also coming back as Matilda and Oscar-winner Penélope Cruz along for the ride as well. Jonah Hill and supermodel Cara Delevingne have also been rumored for roles in the past.

The original film grossed only $60 million worldwide in 2001, but the film became a fast hit on DVD and plans for a sequel have been discussed for years. Stiller will produce Zoolander 2 alongside Stuart Cornfeld for Paramount Pictures.

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The Trailer For Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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20th Century Fox has released the trailer for Ben Stiller’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” which also stars Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Sean Penn

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Ben Stiller directs and stars in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” James Thurber’s classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

The film is set to open in theaters this coming Christmas.

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