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When you're making a comedy, at least one you hope to make people laugh at, things are bound to get a little silly on set. Jason Bateman found that out the hard way while making the hit comedy "Identity Thief" with his co-star Melissa McCarthy.

In the lead-up to "Identity Thief" hitting Blu-ray and DVD on June 4, we have an exclusive look at one of the special features from the disc that looks at how Bateman dealt with the moments on set that had him laughing too hard.

As he explains in a featurette called "Scene Stealing: Capturing the Humor of Identity Thief," Bateman had to pinch the insides of his thighs in order to stop himself from laughing during a take. The result were two very raw legs and a handful of successful shots.

"Identity Thief" will be available on home video on June 4.

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Melissa McCarthy's headlining debut in "Identity Thief" made for a box office surprise this past weekend. The comedy, which also stars Jason Bateman, opened to an impressive $36.5 million, beating out the returning champion, "Warm Bodies," and Steven Soderbergh's final theatrical effort, "Side Effects."

The zombie romance did, however, manage to hold onto a decent box office haul, adding $11.5 million to its total, which currently sits at $36.6 million.

"Side Effects," which stars Rooney Mara, Jude Law, and Channing Tatum, opened to $10 million, well below the impressive start for Soderbergh's previous film, "Magic Mike." The stripper drama made for a surprise hit, taking in over $100 million in the US last year.

Head over to MTV News for your full box office report.

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Identity Thief

By Colin Greten

In the trailer for Seth Gordon's ("Horrible Bosses") newest film, "Identity Thief" we see Sandy (Jason Bateman) going about his daily routine, getting coffee and filling up his gas tank. What could go wrong?

Turns out Sandy's questionably unisex has led a woman on the other side of the country (Melissa McCarthy's Diana) to steal his identity and max out his credit card. What else is Sandy to do but track her down himself?

Check out the trailer after the jump!


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Michael Cera Arrested Development

The new season of "Arrested Development" is happening. We mean actually, for real happening. Last week, Ron Howard tweeted out a picture of the first script, which was a nice sign of progress but not close enough to making new episodes a reality.

Then today, Jason Bateman tweeted out two pictures of the under-construction set with a familiar face taking a tour. Yep, that's George Michael himself (not the famous singer-songwriter), Michael Cera walking around the model home and Lucille's apartment. Oh the memories!

Check out the full pictures after the jump!


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Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is pulling out all the stops for his post-Oscars special, airing on February 26. So far he’s managed to book the one and only Oprah Winfrey, among a sea of many other A-listers set to stop by.

Jessica Biel, Jason Bateman, JJ Abrams, Steven Tyler, Tyler Perry, Edward Norton, Colin Farrell and Ryan Philippe have all been confirmed, reports. The annual post-show fete, “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards,” will also include appearances from Meryl Streep, George Clooney and Martin Scorsese, as well as a performance from Coldplay, adds. Oscar host Billy Crystal will also make an appearance.


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Brad PittOnce Brad Pitt finishes with "World War Z," he's going to become "The Gray Man."

Deadline has the news that Pitt will be starring in the James Gray-directed flick. "The Gray Man," an adaptation of Mark Greaney's thriller novel of the same name, follows a former CIA agent-turned-assassin as he fights his way around the globe to save his handler and the handler's family. Deadline believes that filming will start in early 2012.

Check out the rest of today's casting news after the jump!


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G.I. Joe 2And the casting for "G.I. Joe 2" carries on.

The latest actor to join Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki and Ray Stevenson is "Jurassic Park" lead Joe Mazzello. He will be playing Mouse, a role that Deadline is reporting was a hot part that many young Hollywood actors were vying for. We're psyched to see Mazzello, who's come a long way since being terrorized by T-Rexes, land the gig!

In the casting news after the jump, "Dark Shadows" cameos abound in Tim Burton's feature and an "Arrested" actor has saved "We Are The Millers."


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Jason BatemanThey teamed together on "The Break-Up" and "Couples Retreat," but Jason Bateman and Vince Vaughn's latest reunion could truly test their friendship.

Deadline reports that Bateman is in early talks with Universal Pictures to co-star alongside Vaughn in "Insane Laws," a new movie about two longtime best friends whose relationship is strained when their kids go off to college together and fall in love. Things get even hairier when the daughter of Vaughn's character gets pregnant. No official deal is in place just yet, but the two reportedly participated in a read-through of the material, and production could start as early as this fall.

Catch the rest of today's biggest casting news after the jump!


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Though "Horrible Bosses" stars Jason Bateman and Charlie Day might not have been up for any MTV Movie Awards, they still were a bit defensive about the way "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" swept Sunday's awards show.

"There's nothing but Brits," Bateman said. "Lots of Brits on stage."

Day agreed with Bateman's sentiments. "I think I'm up to 15 Brits, and why do we let them in here?" he deadpanned. "I mean, they win all our awards and they get all our acting jobs. You know, I could be a vampire. Not now, but 15 years ago."

Bateman seemed to doubt whether Robert Pattinson's accent was even real.


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Here's a sure sign the MTV Movie Awards are just around the corner: the celebrity seating cards are in place!

That's right, we have the scoop on where everyone from Robert Pattinson to Nicki Minaj is sitting!

The "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" cast is representing the upcoming flick, with Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley sitting front and center next to each other. Costar Patrick Dempsey is rounding out the trio sitting the row behind them for some emotional support. Read More...

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