In "Knocked Up," Seth Rogen plays a nerdy, not-so-attractive guy who ends up with the hot girl (in this case, Katherine Heigl). But does that happen in real life?
No, according to the guys of HBO's "Entourage" -- and especially not in the case of Seth Rogen. Turtle (Jerry Ferarra) and Drama (Kevin Dillon) dismissed Rogen and Heigl's fictional relationship, insisting that real life is not that generous to less attractive people. (Turtle's relationship with hottie Jamie-Lynn Sigler is explained by the fact that she finds him to be "cute.") The argument wasn't exactly mind-blowing, but the script did manage to get under Seth Rogen's skin with some digs about his looks:
Turtle: His ugliness is oddly fascinating. Especially in Blu-ray. It just pisses me off.
Drama: Why would you be pissed off? I'm the one who was too good-looking to even get an audition for the role.
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Of course, like all things Hollywood, we're not likely to see a fist fight. Rogen reacted to the insults by taking things to the media, which is the celebrity equivalent of "Let's take this outside."
"Yeah, those guys are assholes," Rogen told E!'s "Daily Ten." "I actually ran into Matt ... Kevin Dillon in a Starbucks. And he's like, 'You know, I've got to kind of apologize because apparently the guy who created our show doesn't like you so much.' And I said: 'Well, I have reason to believe because I think [showrunner] Doug Ellin is a moron from all I can understand, so it makes sense he doesn't like me.' And I've kind of said some disparaging things about the show. Although in our defense, [producer] Mark Wahlberg called us misogynistic in an interview, so I think they kind of started that. It's on. Luckily, I never have and never plan on watching 'Entourage.'"
Did you catch the subtle insult hidden within the blatant, unapologetic one? We assume that the clever Rogen purposely confused Kevin Dillon with his much more famous brother in real life, which ultimately mirrors his character on "Entourage."
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At first, we assumed Rogen was overreacting, but we did our research and found out that Rogen and "Knocked Up" co-star Jason Segel pitched an idea for a show to HBO, an idea they believe was similar to "Entourage." The network passed on it but then soon after gave Mark Wahlberg's "Entourage" the green light.
Rogen's show idea was loosely based on his own group of friends. "We'd just play video games for months on end," he said. "But we all really wanted to work and make movies."
"I just remember feeling really bitter," Rogen once told E! Online. "We thought the stuff we were writing was funny ... and it just seemed crazy that no one else liked it. You start to question your own sanity. Like, 'Our HBO pilot isn't funny, but 'Entourage' is?'"
Don't get us wrong -- we like Seth Rogen, but we'd like to point out that he and Segel's show idea sounds nothing like "Entourage." A bunch of average-looking guys sitting around playing video games discussing what they're not doing with their lives is not the same as one incredibly attractive guy who happens to be a famous multi-millionaire funding his best friends vices with the money he makes being professionally pretty. The difference is pretty extreme.
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