Formerly Good-Looking In Rio

Actor Jemaine Clement is the voice of a villainous cockatoo called Nigel in animated film Rio — The Movie, created by the makers of the Ice Age series. “Talk about ad-lib heaven,” director Carlos Saldanha tells the Boston Globe. “His song is really funny. [Sample lyric, delivered in a Kiwi-inflected samba-rap: “I’m evil/I’ll fill your cheese balls with weevils/I poop on people and I blame it on seagulls.”] Nigel, a former soap-star, is very dramatic and very funny Clement says. “He was once a successful and good looking bird. But his physical appearance changed to reflect his inner evildoer,” he says. “And believe me, Nigel is not a good guy. Any chance he gets to do something evil, he’ll take it.” Rio — The Movie also stars Jesse Eisenberg as the voice of Blu, Oscar-nominee Anne Hathaway as Jewel and other big name artists such as Jaime Foxx and Leslie Mann. Clement is currently filming Men In Black 3.


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Billy Apple an Artist Who Was His Own Life’s Work

Billy Apple an Artist Who Was His Own Life’s Work

“Over his long, provocative career, the artist Billy Apple changed his name, registered it as a trademark, branded products with it, had his genome sequenced and, finally, arranged to…