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Doug Ellin’s Dad: Why’d You Make Me Do Four Takes on ‘Entourage’?

His show may be called Entourage, but last night on BlogTalkRadio, it was more like All in the Family!

Not long after Doug Ellin sat down with The Alan Levy Show host Alan Levy to chat about Season Six of the hit HBO series – which kicks off this summer – a surprise caller from Long Island threw the executive producer for a loop.

One take doesn’t cut it!

Doug: One take doesn’t cut it!

Turns out that Doug’s dad, Marvin Ellin, had a bone to pick with his son.

“I was wondering if Doug could an- swer how much influence he thinks his father had in his success?” Marvin teased.

“Lots of influence. Tremendous in- fluence. What else you got, Marv?” Doug replied from his L.A. crib.

That was when Marvin – who put in an Alfred Hitchcock-like appear- ance on last season’s Entourage finale, where the cast returned to the Big Apple – needled Doug about winding up with scant screen time.

“What a disappointment! I’ll get him for that,” said Marvin. “I had my one big starring role: Walking up a flight of stairs – and in one-eighth of a second I was gone!”

As “Entourage” star Kevin Connolly descends into the NYC subway system, Marvin exits.

Blink and you missed him: As “Entourage” star Kevin Connolly descends into the NYC subway system, Marvin exits.

“It wasn’t cut. That was pretty much it. That was how it was shot,” explained Doug.

“Why did I have to do it four times?” asked Marvin.

Because if you stink – if we used the take you were in, you wouldn’t be in it at all,” laughed Doug.

“Then you would’ve really been cut.”

Doug also revealed to Alan how Encourage came to land Olympic hero Michael Phelps and Oscar winner Martin Scorsese for the same episode – as well as which pro athletes he’s hoping to wrangle in for Season Six (hint: one’s a recently-wed Super Bowl champ).

To hear Doug’s full interview, click here.

‘My Name is Earl’ Star Reminisces About Posse Days with Leo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Kevin Connelly

Who would have guessed?

Ethan Suplee, who plays Randy Hickey – the portly, dimwitted brother of title character Earl Hickey on the hit NBC series My Name Is Earl – is best buds with Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio and Entourage star Kevin Connelly!

“The formative years of our lives, we spent together,” the actor tells Bob Andelman, host of BlogTalkRadio’s Mr. Media. “From the time I was 17 until now, those have been some of my closest friends.”

Ethan (left) with Tobey – who’s among the ‘My Name Is Earl’ star’s web of A-list pals.

Ethan (left) with Tobey, who - along with Leo and Kevin - is among the 'Earl' star’s web of A-list pals.

Ethan also recalls that the so-called “p—- posse” used a condo in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles as party central.

“It was called ‘the office.’ That was where we all hung out. And it was called the office because [another pal’s] mother was a manager of actors. She was based in Philly and if she had clients that would come out for pilot season or something, her L.A. office was run out of this condo,” says Ethan.

“Our buddy lived there for a short period of time, Kevin Connelly lived there and I spent couple of months there. So that was our home away from home – or our home, for some time periods.

“Then, a little bit down the line, there was this nasty lawsuit with this guy but I don’t really want to get into that. So [Kevin, Tobey, Leo and I] don’t really see him much any more.  But we all are still close as can be.”

To hear Ethan’s interview, click here.