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  • With a side of wry, a ‘schmucky’ deli truck rolls into L.A.

    May 4, 2012 | 10:08 am

    It’s not a dinner for schmucks but a lunch served by one.

    That may sound harsh, but how else to introduce a new food truck rolling on the streets of Los Angeles called “Schmuck with a Truck”?

    On only his eighth day of business, the yellow lunch truck with the likeness of...

  • Paul Rudd on “Dinner for Schmucks”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 1, 2010 | 2:53 pm

    Journal Arts & Entertainment Editor Naomi Pfefferman caught up with actor Paul Rudd, director Jay Roach and others from “Dinner for Schmucks,” which opened Friday around $8 million at the box office, giving the previous number one film, “Inception,” a run for its money.  The topic...

  • The Scribes of “Dinner for Schmucks”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 29, 2010 | 7:02 pm

    “’Schmuck’ is a funny word,” said Michael Handelman, co-screenwriter of “Dinner for Schmucks.”

    “It’s one of those very satisfying words to say,” added co-screenwriter David Guion.

    The New York-based scribes, both 39, were in Los Angeles recently to discuss...

  • Springtime for Schmucks

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 5, 2010 | 1:01 pm

    If I hadn’t seen the word plastered on a billboard on La Brea Avenue, I would never have remotely considered using it in print myself.  But there it is, in a five-foot font, just a few miles from the West Hollywood club where Lenny Bruce was arrested for saying it in 1963.  Soon,...

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  • ‘Schmucks’ and Yucks

    By Tom Tugend

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Sacha Baron Cohen, better known as the star of the eponymous "Da Ali G Show," is in Hollywood preparing for his headliner turn in an upcoming movie with the felicitous title "Dinner for Schmucks."

    In the role, Cohen/Ali will portray a -- well -- schmuck, with the gift of ruining the...