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Comedian Louis C.K., Others Call For TMZ To Remove Tracy Morgan Crash Video

June 12th, 2014 2:25pm EDT
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Comedian Louis C.K. has called on website TMZ.com to remove its video footage from the New Jersey car accident that killed one man and put three more in the hospital in critical condition, including comedians Tracy Morgan and Ardie Fuqua.

A man believed to be Fuqua, who worked with C.K. on his hit FX show "Louie," is seen being pulled from the wreckage in the video, and the star, real name Louis Szekely, is now asking, along with Fuqua's daughter, that the footage be taken down.

"Take it down TMZ. Now. Please," the comedian tweeted. "Tmz has a video of footage of my friends Tracy and Arte...
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'American Hustle' Is The Best Film Of 2013

December 19th, 2013 8:27am EST
American Hustle
From the first second of the first scene, this film had me hooked.  I knew I was in for an incredible ride, and that’s exactly what ‘American Hustle’, directed by David O. Russell (‘Silver Linings Playbook’) is… one fantastic cinematic ride.

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The film, which opens with the disclaimer, ‘Some of this actually happened, takes place in the late 70’s and 80’s and is loos...
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28 Celebrities Who Use Stage Names

November 14th, 2013 1:03pm EST
28 Celebrities Who Use Stage Names
Many celebrities have changed their names before they hit it big, and for many reasons. Let's take a look at some of the biggest stars who didn't take their birth name to Hollywood.

Katy Hudson didn't want to be confused with Kate Hudson, so she took her mother's maiden name and became Katy Perry.

Oprah Winfrey's name is iconic, but it's not actually her real name. It's Orpha, after the biblical figure. However, so many people mispronounced her name while she was growing up that the mispronunciation stuck.

Barry Manilow was born Barry Alan Pincus. He took his mother's maiden name...
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2013 Emmy Awards Predictions: Who Are The Favorites To Win?

September 20th, 2013 8:48pm EDT
2013 Emmy Awards Predictions
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It’s been a while since we’ve had such a wild card Emmy season. Last year, Homeland was all but a lock in each of its major categories, but after a shaky second season, some strong competition from other long-running shows, and a buzzworthy new Netflix series, things are really up in the air pretty much all over the place. Still, I’ll do my best to make some predictions in the big categories. Just remember: This year, pretty much anything goes.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mad Men

While I’d love to see Game of Thrones’ confident t...
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Emmy Nominations: 'American Horror Story' Gets 17 Noms, Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Also Dominates

July 18th, 2013 10:01am EDT
House of Cards
After picking up nine nominations, Kevin Spacey's Netflix series "House Of Cards" will be a big contender at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. The political thriller was recognized in the Outstanding Drama Series category and picked up dramatic acting nominations for its leads, Spacey and Robin Wright. It received a total of nine nominations.

The Netflix series will be facing stiff competition from last year's big winners "Homeland" and "Breaking Bad" as well as "Mad Men", "Game of Thrones" and "Downton Abbey."

In the lead actor category, Spacey will face off against "Homeland's" Damian Lew...
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'Breaking Bad' & 'The Big Bang Theory' Rule Critics' Choice Television Awards - See Photos & Winners

June 11th, 2013 9:09am EDT
Kaley Cuoco
"Breaking Bad" and "The Big Bang Theory" won big at Monday night's Critics' Choice Television Awards, winning Best Drama Series and Best Comedy Series, respectively.  "Game Of Thrones" was also crowned best drama, sharing the title with the AMC series.

"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston, who plays drug-dealing chemistry teacher Walter White, won the Best Actor in a Drama Series trophy. Tatiana Maslany won Best Actress in a Drama for her role in BBC's sci-fi hit "Orphan Black."

"Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco (pictured above) won Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy, sharing the accolade...
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Louis C.K. Delays Next Season Of 'Louie'

October 10th, 2012 9:04am EDT
Louis C.K.
Louis C.K. is taking an extended break to recharge his batteries before returning to his hit show Louie.

The comedian, who won two Emmy Awards for the sitcom last month, was due to have season four of his comedy air next summer, but the premiere will now come in spring 2014.

Louis C.K. requested the hiatus to allow him to continue his stand-up tour for the remainder of 2012 before writing new scripts in early 2013.

He says, "It's a luxury I asked for. The last three seasons have been this surge of fun and work and stories and it's been great, but I want the show to keep getting better...
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'Game Of Thrones' Wins Big At TCA Awards

July 30th, 2012 8:53am EDT
Game of Thrones
While many people were watching Olympics coverage, there was another notable happening in the television industry over the weekend.

"Game Of Thrones" won the coveted Program of the Year prize at the 2012 Television Critics Association Awards on Saturday night in Los Angeles.

Other big show winners included "Breaking Bad" and "Downton Abbey." "Homeland" actress Claire Danes and comedian Louis C.K. won the top acting awards.

David Letterman was honored with the Career Achievement Award, and the TCA paid homage to "Cheers" by presenting the beloved series with the Heritage Award.

The winne...
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Multiple HBO Series, 'Mad Men,' & 'Downton Abbey' Among 2012 Emmy Nominees

July 19th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Mad Men
Early this morning Jimmy Kimmell and Kerry Washington announced the nominees for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards. Multiple nominees include "Mad Men," "Downton Abbey" and "30 Rock."

Battling it out for the Outstanding Drama Series award will be "Mad Men," "Homeland," "Downton Abbey," "Dexter," "Breaking Bad," and "Boardwalk Empire."

Outstanding Comedy Series nods go to "30 Rock," "Girls," "Modern Family," "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep," and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Notable nominees include Zooey Deschanel from fledging series "New Girl," Julia Louis-Dreyfus from HBO's "Veep," Claire Danes f...
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Louis C.K. Forgoes Ticket Service, Sells $4.5 Million In Two Days

June 28th, 2012 3:11pm EDT
Louis C.K.
Louis C.K. has proven you don't need Ticketmaster to make money. Following his decision to sell directly through his website rather than a third party ticketing service, the comedian has sold over 100,000 tickets and made around $4.5 million in sales according to the Associated Press.

Louis C.K. and Aziz Ansari are on the forefront of a new wave for comedians. Last year, the two sold comedy specials online for $5, rather than go through the process of selling DVDs or premiering the shows on premium channels like HBO. Louis' special made over $1 million in 12 days.

Explaining the move to f...
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'Louie' Scores With Season 3 Premiere, Season 2 DVD Release

June 28th, 2012 1:10pm EDT
Louie
It's another bad day for Louis C.K. and we're better off for it, as Louie returns for its third season tonight at 10:30 PM ET/PT on FX.

While his stand-up material is still too vulgar for this reviewer's taste (the opening bit of the premiere so much so that I fast-forwarded through half of it), within the show itself, Louie is still getting plenty of mileage out of being the most downtrodden person alive, and still has plenty of dead-on observations about life.

In tonight's "Everything Is Wrong," for example, he and another motorist park in front of not one, not two, but four street si...
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Louis C.K. Declares War On Ticket Scalpers

June 27th, 2012 2:23pm EDT
Louis C.K.
Comedian Louis C.K. is waging war on ticket scalpers by selling access to his shows online and vowing to cancel any seats that are passed on.

The funnyman has become increasingly frustrated seeing scalpers charging his fans extortionate rates for tickets to his sold-out concerts. So he's devised his own way of tackling them by selling passes to his gigs directly to fans through his website and banning anyone who sells their ticket on to a third party.

In a post on his website, C.K. writes, "Making my shows affordable has always been my goal but two things have always worked against that...
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Adele, Kate Middleton & Rihanna Among Those On Time's '100 Most Influential People In The World' List

April 18th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
2012 Time 100
Time magazine just released its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People who "inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world."

British soul singer Adele made it onto the prestigious Time 100 list. U.K. royal Kate Middleton, a.k.a. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is also a new name in the lineup following her wedding to Prince William last year. Her sister Pippa Middleton, who was recently embroiled in a gun/paparazzi controversy, surprisingly made the cut.

Bajan popstar Rihanna, movie executive Harvey Weinstein and President Barack Obama are also included on the 2012 l...
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Kurt Metzger Talks Season 3 Of 'Ugly Americans'

March 14th, 2012 11:15am EDT
Kurt Metzger
On Comedy Central's Ugly Americans, Kurt Metzger plays an unemployed zombie who once had relations with a toaster. That should clue you in to his sense of humor.

The Last Comic Standing alum provides the voice for Randall Skeffington, who became a member of the undead to (no surprise) attract a girl, only to find out she'd moved on to warlocks.

He's unemployed, has too much time on his hands, and still has issues with his parents. He's one of the many quirky residents of an alternate-reality New York City that's the backdrop for Ugly Americans, which begins its new season tonight at 10:30...
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2011 Emmy Predictions: Bad Fashion, Cuss-Ridden Acceptance Speeches & More!

September 17th, 2011 8:00am EDT
Anna Paquin
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards take place tomorrow. ChaCha recently polled a selection of its users on the nominees fashion choices, expected wardrobe malfunctions, impromptu kisses and more.

Who is going to be fashion's biggest nightmare at the Emmy's this year?
January Jones – Mad Men (24 percent) (She just had her baby, so we don't think she'll show up this year.)
Anna Paquin – True Blood (37 percent)
Mindy Kaling – The Office (37 percent)

Who is most likely to have a wardrobe malfunction?
Christina Hendricks – Mad Men (11 percent)
Evan Rachel Wood – Mildred Pierce (57 percent) or...
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'Louie' Blu-Ray Delivers And Then Some

July 7th, 2011 4:18pm EDT
Louie
To coincide with the second season of the eclectic FX comedy starring Louis C.K., 20th Century FOX recently released Louie: The Complete First Season in a two-disc, thirteen-episode collection. Here's my review of the Blu-Ray/DVD combo set.

The Show

Louie is most definitely an acquired taste. (I'm not complaining; so was Archer and now I can't get enough of that show.) One-part stand-up, one-part awkward comedy, it's basically Louis C.K. playing himself - without the laugh track or sitcom feel that accompanies most shows where comedians try to play versions of themselves. It reminds ...
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Louis C.K. Talks About Joys, Challenges Filming Season Two of ‘Louie’

July 7th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Louis C.K.
If you’ve seen actor/comedian Louis C.K.’s absurdist comedy “Louie” on FX, chances are you either love it or don’t get it at all. The show is unique for a variety of reasons, most notably the fact that C.K. not only stars in the show, but also writes, directs and edits every episode himself. He is also one of the producers and has a contract with FX Networks that gives him complete freedom in terms of story and production, something that is unheard of in the television industry. There is no question that “Louie” really is his show.

“The writing is the most difficult because that’s where it...
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Olivia Munn Was At The First Ever Comedy Awards (Spoiler Alert: Pics & Full List Of Winners)

March 27th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Comedy Awards
Olivia Munn looked stunning in a strapless blue dress at Comedy Central's first ever Comedy Awards, which were a big hit on Saturday night. But the event wasn't live - it was only a taping. The show doesn't air until Sunday, April 10, but you can check out pics of some of the stars who were there and see the full list of winners right here.

Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and David Letterman were among those laughing as they were honored for their achievements during the night's ceremony.

Fey won the Best Comedy Actress In A Film for her role in Date Night, while the 30 Rock creator's TV co-star B...
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Brittany's TCA 2011 Blog: FX - 'Louie,' 'Wilfred' & 'Justified'

January 19th, 2011 11:15am EST
Justified
The last day of the TCA (Television Critics Association) Winter/Spring 2011 press tour was the one I'd had circled on my calendar, because it was all about FX. I have really fallen in love with this network and the people behind it over the past year. They gave me the highlight of my trip: a panel devoted to one of my all-time favorite series (Justified), putting me in the same room with one of my all-time favorite actors (Timothy Olyphant). I'll geek out about that later, though. First, let's talk about what else the cable net has up its sleeve...

Executive Session

I gained an enormous a...
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Trailer Talk - This Week In Movies: 'Zombieland,' 'Whip It' & More

September 28th, 2009 8:57am EDT
Zombieland
I've been going over my zombie survival plan and acquiring a variety of weapons in preparation for the arrival of "Zombieland" in theaters this week. Actually, I haven't been acquiring weapons since purchasing a gun is a lengthy process in Massachusetts, but I have been foaming at the mouth to see this zombie comedy since I watched the initial trailer several months ago.

Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson look like the perfect odd couple paired together in the hopes of survival. Eisenberg oozes the fraidy cat vibe in every clip I've seen of the movie, while Harrelson does his best mac...
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'I Think I Love My Wife:' A French Classic Re-envisioned By Chris Rock

March 16th, 2007 9:00am EDT
Chris Rock
From writer/director Chris Rock (The Longest Yard, Madagascar, Head Of State) comes a comedy about a man with the perfect marriage – his wife is beautiful, intelligent and a fantastic mother to his children – but there's just one little problem: he's bored out of his suburban businessman's mind. Despite having it all, Richard Cooper can't help but fantasize about having nearly ever woman he sees. Still, it's only fantasy. Then, one fateful day, an alluring, free-spirited, not to mention stunning, old friend suddenly appears at his office door, putting him to the ultimate test. Just how muc...
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