Seth Rogen hates Entourage


Entourage returned to television screens in the U.S. last week, to the delight of some and the chagrin of others. Seth Rogen admitted he falls into the latter category after some disparaging comments were made about him in a recent episode.

Rogen called series creator Doug Ellin both an “asshole” and a “moron” after last week’s episode, in which the titular entourage discussing the likelihood of someone who looks like Rogen landing a hottie like Katharine Heigl in Knocked Up.

Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) described Rogen’s “ugliness” as “oddly fascinating.” These are pretty big words coming from someone who looks like freakin’ Jerry Ferrara.

First things first: A Knocked Up reference in 2009? That movie is like, TWO YEARS OLD! For a show that prides itself on having its finger on the pulse of the pop cultural zeitgeist, this is pretty poor form. Not only has there been at least 35 films starring Rogen since Knocked Up, he has also lost virtually all his fat in preparation for the upcoming Green Hornet movie.

Anyway, Rogen had this to say to E!’s Daily 10 in regards to the Entourage tease:

“Yeah, those guys are assholes. 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.”

If we are forced to choose sides in the looming Apatow/Ellin war, I’m rooting for Apatow. My feelings for Entourage are extremely mixed. Although I was once obsessed with the show, the last two seasons have descended into mind-numbing mediocrity. The characters have lost all of their charm, and the complete lack of forward momentum and conflict makes it virtually unbearable.

I mean, this is a show in which a lead character is described as being at his lowest point while having threesomes in Tahiti.

Finally, the show is barely funny anymore. With the exception of Jeremy Piven‘s Ari Gold, there is really nothing to see. Now Knocked Up – I’ll never get sick of that movie.

P.S. – Before my workmates call me a hypocrite, I’ll come out and admit that ‘yes’ I do still watch Entourage. It’s a sickness.

Discuss: Rogen v Turtle – who ya got?

2 Responses to “Seth Rogen hates Entourage”

  1. Are you insane??? The last couple of seasons of Entourage have been brilliant. As for Judd Apatow/Seth Rogan – overrated and short shelf life come to mind.

  2. I ways always hoping Rogen would make an appearance on Entourage.Guess that it is not going to happen. 😛

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