When a crowd formed near the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. The biggest star here was probably Steve Buscemi, which is saying something at the 2nd Annual Carney Awards, which honor outstanding achievements in character acting. Though you've seen them dozens of times, you may not know who they are. And unlike the Oscars or the Emmys, actors receive Carney Awards -- named after Oscar and Emmy winner Art Carney, who played Ed Norton on The Honeymooners -- for their entire careers rather than a single role. The Carney Awards aren't held inside a grand ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, but rather, the Paley Center's sparsely decorated screening room.
Imagine Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and military commander Georgy Zhukov gathering in a hallway, conspiring in hushed tones. Now imagine that they're played by Steve Buscemi and English actor Jason Isaacs, and they talk like this: ISAACS: What the fuck were you thinking? BUSCEMI: I don't know, OK? And you really have to help me. Isaacs is speaking with a Broad Yorkshire accent while Buscemi sounds like he grew up on the streets of Brooklyn (which, in fact, he did).
AOL's Park Bench With Steve Buscemi won an Emmy for Best Short-form Variety Series on Sunday, beating titles from fellow digital players Funny Or Die, Maker Studios and Defy Media's ScreenJunkies. AOL, which Verizon acquired for 4.4 billion, has bolstered its efforts in creating video content for each of its individual brands geared towards various audiences. It acquired a minority stake in AwesomenessTV and sealed a joint venture with Hearst in purchasing Complex Media. It also broke into virtual reality with the acquisition of RYOT. Park Bench had been previously nominated for an Emmy in 2014, alongside another AOL original called Future Starts Here. Created by and starring Buscemi, Park Bench follows the actor as he hangs out with various famous friends in New York to discuss people, places and the spirit that embodies the city.
How do you do, fellow kids? Steve Buscemi had some thoughts about the latest viral "deepfake" video that's been floating around. You know the one: It's Steve Buscemi's face creepily pasted onto Jennifer Lawrence's body. Speaking to Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night, a befuddled Buscemi deadpanned, "I've never looked better." He added, "It makes me sad that somebody spent that much time on that."
Actor Vince Vaughn was arrested early Sunday morning. Authorities have confirmed that the actor is being charged with driving while under the influence and resisting arrest. The "Wedding Crashers" actor was driving in Hermosa Beach, California, when he was stopped at a DUI checkpoint, the Manhattan Beach Police Department confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Vaughn was arrested around 1 a.m. According to TMZ, both Vaughn and the unidentified male passenger in his car initially refused to get out of the vehicle at the checkpoint.