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Eddie Griffin Sued Over Controversial Comedy Performance

July 13th, 2013 6:49am EDT
Eddie Griffin
Eddie Griffin is facing a legal battle over a contentious show in California last year.

Leslie Champlin has filed legal papers against the comedian and the proprietors at Tommy T's Comedy Club in Pleasanton alleging she and her partner Fiona Walshe were publicly humiliated during his show there in July, 2012.

According to TMZ.com, Champlin claims the Undercover Brother star aimed an allegedly homophobic rant at the couple and thrust his crotch in their faces. Walshe threw her drink at the comedian, prompting Griffin to pour water on her.

The legal papers state the couple was thrown ou...
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Who Are The 10 Worst Celebrity Drivers?

September 14th, 2012 4:04pm EDT
Bad Celebrity Drivers
Most celebrities can afford to hire someone to drive for them, but instead they choose to drive for themselves; especially the younger, party-happy starlets like Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan who think DUIs don't apply to them.

Amanda Bynes

The star of such innocent films as Big Fat Liar, She's the Man and Hairspray isn't so innocent when it comes to getting behind the wheel.

2012 alone has been a bad year for Amanda and any steering wheel she touches.

In March Amanda was pulled over for talking on her cell phone. He took her license and registration, walked back to his car to start wr...
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Woman Claims That Eddie Griffin Made Her Feel 'Sexually Assaulted' At Comedy Club

July 24th, 2012 12:14pm EDT
Eddie Griffin
A woman who threw a drink over Eddie Griffin at a recent comedy gig has threatened to sue the star if he fails to apologize for allegedly insulting her during the show.

Fiona Walshe was in the audience with her female partner, identified only as Leslie, for Griffin's stand-up set at Tommy T's Comedy Club in Pleasanton, California on Friday.

However, the show descended into chaos after Walshe tipped her drink over the funnyman and he reacted by throwing items back at her, before ending the gig early.

Walshe has now opened up about what happened that night, claiming Griffin mocked her s...
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'Beethoven's Big Break' & 'Beethoven's Dog-Gone Best Movie Pack' Arrive On DVD Dec. 26

December 22nd, 2008 6:00pm EST
Beethoven
Bring together one mega-popular pooch, an all-star cast, some of today's hottest music and a barrel of bouncing baby St. Bernards, and it all adds up to Beethoven's Big Break!

Although animal handler Eddie (Jonathan Silverman) works with lots of creatures, he has a strict NO PETS ALLOWED policy and won't let his son Billy keep adorable stray dog Beethoven and his family of puppies. But when dog-nappers steal the canine star of the movie Eddie's working on, the studio big shots must quickly find a replacement and unexpectedly cast the lumbering canine as their next big star. Through h...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 15

July 15th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Terry O
Happy Birthday to "90210" actor Brian Austin Green (1973), System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan (1973), Deftones bassist Chi Cheng (1970), actors Stan Kirsch and Eddie Griffin (1968), "Good Morning Vietnam" actor Forest Whitaker (1961), guitar whiz Joe Satriani (1956), Marky Ramone of The Ramones (1956), late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis (1956; d. 1980), "Lost" actor Terry O'Quinn (1952), wrestler/governor Jesse Ventura (1951), Yes bassist Trevor Horn (1949), singer Linda Ronstadt (1946), actress Diahann Carroll (1935), actor Philip Carey (1923), and Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn (160...
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Opening April 13: Redline

April 10th, 2007 12:07pm EDT
Redline
Eddie Griffin and Nathan Phillips put the pedal to the metal in stunt coordinator-turned-director Andy Cheng's supercharged auto thriller. In addition to featuring a score (and cameo) by hip-hop icon Wyclef Jean, Redline was produced by real-estate developer-turned-producer Daniel Sedak - who not only financed the 26 million dollar film, but also donated his personal car collection to the production. Continue Summary

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'Queer' Guy, Talk Show Host & Fitness Guru Have Cameos In 'The Year Without A Santa Claus'

November 23rd, 2006 11:12am EST
Carson Kressly
Carson Kressley (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy), radio personality Dr. Laura Schlessinger and fitness expert Jack La Lanne add to the holiday fun with entertaining cameo roles in NBC's family Christmas comedy "The Year Without a Santa Claus," premiering Monday, Dec. 11 (9-11 p.m. ET).

The movie, about Santa Claus and a young boy who help each other believe in Christmas again, stars John Goodman, Chris Kattan, Ethan Suplee, Eddie Griffin, Delta Burke, Harvey Fierstein, Michael McKean and Carol Kane. The comedy is based on "The Year Without a Santa Claus" by Phyllis McGinley, which was ...
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Katt Williams Releases "The Pimp Chronicles, Pt. 1" DVD

November 8th, 2006 11:54am EST
Katt Williams
Known just as much for his permed hair as he is for his animated performances and quick wit, comedian Katt Williams has been making his mark in Hollywood for over 10 years. Beginning his career at an age when most teenagers are seeking their drivers license, the young comic quickly discovered that he had a gift for making people laugh. Inspired by the likes of great humorists such as Richard Pryor, Don Knotts, Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby, George Carlin, Thomas Marshall, Jeff Foxworthy, Whoopi Goldberg and Dave Chappelle, whom he calls the Malcolm X of comedy, Katt Williams entertaining standup...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 15

July 15th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Terry O
Happy Birthday to "90210" actor Brian Austin Green (1973), System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan (1973), Deftones bassist Chi Cheng (1970), actors Stan Kirsch and Eddie Griffin (1968), "Good Morning Vietnam" actor Forest Whitaker (1961), guitar whiz Joe Satriani (1956), Marky Ramone of The Ramones (1956), late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis (1956; d. 1980), "Lost" actor Terry O'Quinn (1952), wrestler/governor Jesse Ventura (1951), Yes bassist Trevor Horn (1949), singer Linda Ronstadt (1946), actor Philip Carey (1923), and Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn (1606; d. 1669).
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NBC Plans Live-Action 'Year Without A Santa Clause'

July 6th, 2006 3:24pm EDT
John Goodman
This holiday season, NBC will premiere a new, live-action version of the Yuletide classic The Year Without a Santa Claus, a heartwarming story about Santa Claus and a young boy who help each other believe in Christmas again. John Goodman, Chris Kattan, Ethan Suplee, Eddie Griffin and Carol Kane star in the family Christmas comedy, which is based on the 1974 Rankin-Bass holiday perennial that featured stop-motion animation.

When his devious head elf, Sparky (Kattan), tells him that he must "keep up with the times" no matter how materialistic Santa Claus (Goodman) resists, fearing that ...
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Eddie Griffin Stars in "Irish Jam," On DVD March 14

March 8th, 2006 9:55am EST
Irish Jam
Raise a glass, or a pint, to Visual Entertainment's DVD release of Irish Jam, an urban comedy featuring Eddie Griffin (Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Undercover Brother) and Mo'Nique (Domino, Oxygen's Mo'Nique's Fat Chance). Two worlds instantaneously collide as Jimmy (Griffin) lands in Ireland to take over a pub he won in a poetry contest. What follows is a hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy with romance, adventure and a great message about acceptance. Irish Jam is a broad based film perfect for families and urbanites. Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, this big-budget film will be available...
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