This Day in History: ‘Clueless’ Turns 20

On July 19, 1995, the film Clueless was released in theaters nationwide. The film, which is loosely based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel ‘Emma,’ focuses on teen Cher Horowitz and her rich, and not-so-rich friends maneuvering their way through their social lives in exclusive Beverly Hills. The film also introduced audiences to such vernacular as “as if,” “she’s a Betty,” “he’s a Baldwin” and “totally buggin.’ ”

The cast of Clueless includes Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz–the sophisticated teen and leader of her social inner circle, Stacey Dash as Cher’s best friend Dionne, Paul Rudd as Cher’s former stepbrother Josh, Brittany Murphy as Tai–the new girl who Cher transforms from an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan, Donald Faison as Dionne’s boyfriend Murray, Elisa Donavan as Cher’s friend and arch-nemesis Amber, Breckin Meyer as Travis, Justin Walker as Cher’s love interest Christian and Jeremy Sisto as Elton. 🎦

Paul Rudd Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

On Wednesday, television and film actor Paul Rudd received the 2,554th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The actor has currently been making his rounds in the media to promote his new film, Marvel’s Ant-Man, which had its premiere in Hollywood last night. Incidentally, Rudd also co-wrote the film’s screenplay along with Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish and director Adam McKay.

Rudd is best known for his roles in Clueless, Anchorman and its sequel, Role Models, Wet Hot American Summer and in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, as well as in the television shows Friends and Sisters.

“I remember being a kid and walking this boulevard and reading the names, and thinking about what so many other millions of people thought about, which is, ‘Who’s that?'” Rudd said during his HWOF induction speech. “The fact that million of people are going to be able to now see me and ask that same question… is humbling beyond belief.”

Rudd was accompanied at this morning’s Walk Of Fame ceremony by his good friend and fellow actor Adam Scott, Ant-Man co-star Michael Douglas–who both spoke on Rudd’s behalf–and by his family, including his wife Julie and their two children, his mother, sister, nephew and brother-in-law.

Congratulations to Paul Rudd, who definitely deserves the recognition! ☺ 🐜+👨

Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision

Paul Rudd to return to NBC’s Parks and Recreation

 

Actor Paul Rudd will reprise his role as Bobby Newport in the final season of Parks and Recreation. Rudd will appear in two episodes of the acclaimed NBC comedy before it ends its run in spring 2015.

For more information on Rudd’s upcoming guest appearance on Parks and Recreation, go to: http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/12/29/parks-and-recreation-paul-rudd/?hootPostID=228ee23a2fdb18d2fa189d90e60acc73

 

Man Crush Monday: Paul Rudd

 

Today’s Man Crush Monday honor is awarded to actor Paul Rudd.

Rudd began his acting career portraying Ashley Judd’s husband Kirby in the NBC drama Sisters. He is best known for playing Josh, Cher’s former stepbrother in the ’90s film Clueless. Since then, Rudd has appeared in numerous film and TV roles, including Friends, This Is 40, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy and its sequel, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The Object of My Affection and Romeo+Juliet.

His next role will be playing superhero Ant-Man, aka Scott Lang, in Marvel Comics’ Ant-Man, which is scheduled for release in theaters in July 2015.