Seth Rogen's year just got a little better. He's just been tapped to host next year's Independent Spirit Awards show. He joins a list of hosts that includes quick-witted star of NBC's endangered sitcom "Community" and British comedic legend Eddie Izzard as having hosted the awards show that is dedicated to honoring independent films produced in the prior year. Rogen starred this year opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the comedy about a young man diagnosed with cancer, "50/50," which he also produced.
Rogen shot to fame thanks to memorable performance in comedies like "The 40 Year Old Virgin," "Knocked Up," and "Pineapple Express." He also wrote the mega-hit that starred his good friend and the recently trimmed-down Jonah Hill, "Superbad." Though he does work primarily on big studio, big budget films, he's still viewed as an independent thinker, given the very honest and sometimes edgy material he works with.
So what else does the star of "The Green Hornet" have going on these days?
He's a Newlywed - Back in October, Rogen and Lauren Miller, his girlfriend of seven years, in Northern California. From all accounts the ceremony was exactly what you'd expect from the comedian, with punchlines and levity being the name of the game. Considering he told Conan O'Brien on his show that he popped the question when his then girlfriend was changing in the closet, it's no surprise the ceremony was so light-hearted. Guests of the couple included actors Paul Rudd, Craig Robinson and Hill, as well as producer, director and good friend Judd Apatow who directed Seth in "Knocked Up."
He's Appeared on a Basic Cable Sitcom - Seth took a turn as a guest star on the hilarious FX show about a group of friends and their fantasy football league, "The League." He played the part of "Dirty Randy," a character introduced last season as someone who "scouts locations for porno shoots." It's not hard to imagine the kind of character Dirty Randy is, nor that Rogen did an amazing job with his performance, and it wouldn't be surprising at all to see him get an Emmy nomination for it as well.
He's Going to Star In a Film With Barbara Sreisand - Yes, that Barbara Streisand. The unlikely duo will team up in next year's "My Mother's Curse." It's the story of an inventory and his mother traveling around and pitching his latest invention. It was written by Dan Fogelman who up to this point has been known as much for his animated screenplays like "Cars" and "Tangled" as his live-action stories like "Crazy, Stupid Love."
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