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DVD Review: 'Almost Sharkproof'

March 27th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
DVD Review: 'Almost Sharkproof'
Jon Lovitz as an...underworld tough guy? Yup, were checking out the new to DVD comedy "Almost Sharkproof" out now from Cinedigm Home Entertainment. We examine all the laughable items below!

Title: "Almost Sharkproof"

Grade: 3

Cast: Jon Lovitz, Cameron Van Hoy, Michael Drayer

Director: Simon Chan & Joe Rubalcaba

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 82 minutes

Release Company: Cinedigm Home Entertainment

Website: www.cinedigm.com

The Flick: "Almost Sharkproof" should have been a turd in a swimming pool by all accounts, but damned if it wasn’t entertaining. And frankly I couldn’t t...
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Jon Lovitz Helps Get Word Out During Psoriasis Awareness Month

August 1st, 2011 8:20am EDT
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Actor and comedian Jon Lovitz was last seen in the movie Casino Jack. He is now speaking out publicly about his personal experience with the chronic, autoimmune disease psoriasis, which he has been living with for the past ten years.

August happens to be Psoriasis Awareness Month and he's continuing to spread the word about the disease through an education campaign called Are You Serious? which includes PSAs and a web-based song parody to illustrate the challenges of living with psoriasis. This is also to reinforce the importance of having open and honest dialogue about the disease with a...
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Interview: Jon Lovitz Talks A Career In Comedy and 'Hot In Cleveland' Role

March 2nd, 2011 6:00pm EST
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Since his run on Saturday Night Live in the late 80's, Jon Lovitz has been a prolific comedian in both TV and film. As he gears up to appear on TV Land's original series Hot In Cleveland on March 9, Jon was kind enough to sit down with me to discuss that upcoming role as well as the lengthy and varied career he's made out of making us laugh.

Let's start with what's coming up: tell us about your role on Hot In Cleveland. What can we expect to see from you in that episode?

I play a homeless guy, and I meet Jane Leeves' character.

What's it like to work with that cast? All the actresse...
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Review 'Casino Jack': 'Two Jews On Film' Get Political On This One (Video)

December 14th, 2010 10:08am EST
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'Casino Jack' directed by the late George Hickenlooper (Man From Elysian Fields) is the saga of Jack Abramoff (Kevin Spacey) the DC lobbyist who pulled off one of the biggest scams ever, with the help of his surfer dude sidekick Michael Scanlon (Barry Pepper) Together they managed to dupe several Indian tribes out of millions in gambling revenue. 'Casino Jack' shows a man, Abramoff, that is hell bent on acquiring all that the good life has to offer. He plays the same game as the highest of rollers and resorts to awe-inspiring levels of conning, scheming and fraudulent antics to build an em...
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Jon Lovitz Settles Lawsuit With Los Angeles Dodgers

June 6th, 2010 11:00am EDT
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Funnyman Jon Lovitz has settled a breach of contract lawsuit from bosses at the Los Angeles Dodgers, who alleged he failed to pay for three premium seats he purchased.

The Stepford Wives star reportedly reserved three 'Dugout Club' seats two years ago for upcoming seasons, but executives at Dodgers Stadium claim the star fell behind with his payments.

They filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court last month, revealing they canceled Lovitz's seats in April because of non-payment for the current season.

Lovitz allegedly owed $95,400, but the case has now been resolved - representati...
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Jon Lovitz Sued By Los Angeles Dodgers

May 26th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
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Funnyman Jon Lovitz is facing a breach of contract lawsuit from bosses at the Los Angeles Dodgers for allegedly failing to pay for three premium seats he purchased.

The Stepford Wives star reportedly bought three 'Dugout Club' seats two years ago for upcoming seasons, but executives at Dodgers Stadium claim the star has fallen behind in his payments. They filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, revealing they cancelled Lovitz's seats in April because of non-payment for the current season.

The papers, obtained by celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, state, "On or about April 20, 2...
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Jon Lovitz Launches Stand Up Venue

April 3rd, 2009 3:01pm EDT
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Funnyman Jon Lovitz is opening his own comedy club in Los Angeles.

The Stepford Wives star, who began his stand-up career in 1984, is launching The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club at Universal Studios' CityWalk complex. The project is a joint venture between Lovitz and his business partner Frank Kelly.

The venue, which previously housed the B.B. King Blues Club, will have its grand opening on May 28th.

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A Conversation with 'Lie To Me' Star Monica Raymund

February 4th, 2009 10:49am EST
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(TJAGS is a weekly column) Every year I try to pick a new drama to watch and make it my "new show" that I follow for the season. This does not always work out (see: Love Monkey and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip). I had decided that Lie to Me was going to be this year's show, based mainly on my appreciation for Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction). Due to circumstances, I was out of town and I never got a chance to watch the two episodes I had recorded on DVR when, coincidentally, I was contacted and asked if I wanted to speak to one of the stars, Monica Raymund. I agreed, of course, and ...
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Comedy Central Roasts Comedian Bob Saget This Sunday, August 17th at 10pm

August 14th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
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Comedy Central is about to show America that daddy doesn't know best when it roasts comedian Bob Saget. Saget will quickly learn that this is no family-friendly event and will be begging for a time-out during this star-studded evening. The "Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget" will air this Sunday, August 17th at 10 p.m., with John Stamos as Roast Master. Roasters include Greg Giraldo, Brian Posehn, Jeffrey Ross, Norm Macdonald, Jon Lovitz, Gilbert Gottfried, Cloris Leachman, Jim Norton and Susie Essman.

For some, Bob Saget is known world-wide for his television roles, having set a p...
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The 10 Greatest Cast Members Of 'Saturday Night Live'

April 7th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
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Live from New York, it's Saturday Night! These seven words have been shouted from Studio 8H of Rockefeller Center since Lorne Michaels created "Saturday Night Live" in 1975. The original name of the show was simply "Saturday Night" because at the time ABC had a show entitled "Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell."

Choosing 10 of the show's best cast members is not a task to be taken lightly. We looked at what qualities go into making a perfect cast member as opposed to just picking performers who went on to greater fame after they left the show (though sometimes this happened anyw...
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TV On DVD Recommendation: 'Newsradio'

February 15th, 2008 4:28pm EST
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The third-best comedy of the 1990s (behind "The Simpsons" and "Seinfeld"), "Newsradio" is also one of its least-remembered and lowest-rated despite being granted a lengthy five-season run. This is mostly due to the fact that the show had its airtime or airdate changed a staggering 11 times during its run. But now that all the episodes are available on DVD, you won't have to worry about not knowing when it's on.

Set in the offices of fictional New York radio station WNYX, "Newsradio" details the wacky goings-on among the staff. The cast is filled with comedic stars led by Dave Foley ...
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Jon Lovitz Advises Andy Dick To Avoid Him Like The Plague

July 23rd, 2007 7:00pm EDT
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Funnyman Jon Lovitz is deadly serious after urging former pal Andy Dick to "avoid me like the plague" after the two comics came to blows at a Hollywood comedy club last week. Rat Race star Lovitz attacked Dick after a show at his regular Wednesday night Laugh Factory stand-up performance when the bespectacled comic refused to apologize for once threatening his fellow comedian's life.

Lovitz growls, "I was just waiting for him to say he was sorry, and he didn't. I lost my temper. If I see him again I would do the same thing."

The two former friends fell out a decade ago when Lovit...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 21

July 21st, 2007 3:00am EDT
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Happy Birthday to "Pearl Harbor" actor Josh Hartnett (1978), "The Last Starfighter" star Lance Guest (1960), "SNL" alum Jon Lovitz (1957), 80s singer Taco (1955), "RV" star Robin Williams (1951), expatriate singer Cat Stevens (1948), "The Andy Griffith Show" actor Don Knotts (1924; d. 2005), and author Ernest Hemingway (1899; d. 1961).
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Memorable Celebrity Quotes

July 20th, 2007 9:35am EDT
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"I shoved him a couple of times vigorously up against the wall. It felt good, it felt great. He's just a pure, unadulterated jerk." Funnyman Jon Lovitz on his recent Laugh Factory spat with Andy Dick in Hollywood.

"He's crazy. And crazy, by the way, is the highest compliment I pay. Manson is definitely crazy. Hopefully, I am too." Actress Evan Rachel Wood likes her boyfriend Marilyn Manson's crazy side.

"We had one sent to our house and it's still sitting in the box at home." Actor Josh Duhamel clears up rumors about the stripping pole in the bedroom he shares with girlfriend Fe...
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Jon Lovitz Commits To Lifelong Stand Up Gig

June 1st, 2007 1:08pm EDT
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Comedian Jon Lovitz has committed to appear at a Los Angeles comedy club - for the rest of his life. The funnyman will perform at the Laugh Factory every Wednesday until his death.

He says, "Who knows? I could become the Don Ho of Los Angeles. God knows I've got enough Hawaiian shirts."

Jamie Masada, the club's owner, explains, "If he's in New York to do a movie or something, he can appear at the Laugh Factory there. But he's committed to every Wednesday night. His contract is very lucrative. If he lives to be 100 years old, I'll owe him part of the club."

Lovitz will also...
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Swanson To Play Anna Nicole Smith On Law & Order

March 12th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
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Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Kristy Swanson is set to play Anna Nicole Smith in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

The first fictionalized version of the tragic Playboy Playmate's story will air on US network NBC in May.

Swanson portrayed Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the feature film before Sarah Michelle Gellar starred in the TV series based on the movie.

Sources tell Fox News Smith's lawyer and companion, Howard K. Stern, could be played by actor and comedian Jon Lovitz.

Writers from the show have not included Larry Birkhead, who claims to be the father of Smi...
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'Simpsons' Plan Star-Studded Season

July 24th, 2006 3:56pm EDT
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The Simpsons are planning a star-studded 18th season by rounding up celebrities including Natalie Portman, Kiefer Sutherland and The White Stripes to voice character, often themselves, on the show.

The premiere episode, "The Mook, The Chef, His Wife And His Homer" features The Sopranos veterans Michael Imperioli and Joe Pantoliano, as well as Joe Mantegna, who reprises his role as Springfield's mob boss.

Dr. Phil, Fran Drescher and comedian Richard Lewis are featured in the annual Halloween episode and Sutherland appears in the November 12 episode which finds Homer Simpson in ba...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 21

July 21st, 2006 3:00am EDT
Josh Hartnett
Happy Birthday to "Pearl Harbor" actor Josh Hartnett (1978), "The Last Starfighter" star Lance Guest (1960), "SNL" alum Jon Lovitz (1957), 80s singer Taco (1955), "RV" star Robin Williams (1951), expatriate singer Cat Stevens (1948), "The Andy Griffith Show" actor Don Knotts (1924; d. 2005), and author Ernest Hemingway (1899; d. 1961).
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Celebs Flock to 'March Of The Penguins' Spoof

March 28th, 2006 2:35pm EST
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Bob Saget's spoof Farce Of The Penguins has begun to attract major talent in the starring voiceover roles as well as a veritable Who's Who of comedy in its many cameos. Samuel L. Jackson has been signed to narrate the picture. Lewis Black, Mo'Nique, and Tracy Morgan will voice the three lead penguins along with writer/director Saget, who will play the lovelorn main character.

Saget has also gathered a number of his friends and colleagues in cameo roles, including (in alphabetical order): Jason Alexander, James Belushi, Jason Biggs, Dane Cook, Norm Crosby, Dave Coulier, Adam Duritz, H...
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