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Celebrity Tweets: Reaction To Libyan Dictator Moammar Gadhafi's Death

October 21st, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Seth Meyers
The big global news yesterday was the capture and death of Libyan Dictator Moammar Gadhafi at the hands of rebels. Of course, celebrities took to their Twitter accounts to react to the stunning news.

Head SNL writer Seth Meyers tweeted: "Gadhaffi's last words were 'How my hair look, Mike?' #Unconfirmed" and "And he was so close to making general #Gadhaffi."

Seth then pointed readers to comic Colin Quinn, who wrote a series of tweets on the situation as was receiving angry responses. Quinn wrote posts such as "Another great innovator who started in the 80's and regained popularity recently...
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Colin Quinn's Hit Broadway Show Coming To HBO

April 8th, 2011 6:35pm EDT
Colin Quinn Long Story Short Poster
Taped before a live audience at the Helen Hayes Theater in New York City in February, COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT showcases the comedianʼs keen observations in an uproarious history of the world, juxtaposing modern-day human behavior with the rise and fall of empires. From his personification of Caesar as the original Italian mobster to his complaints about ancient Greece and Antigone giving way to Costco and Snooki, Quinn is at his satirical best, taking on the attitudes, appetites and bad habits that have toppled the worldʼs most powerful nations. The special will debut on Saturday, Apr...
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Underrated/Overrated 'Saturday Night Live' Weekend Update Anchors

October 20th, 2008 12:48pm EDT
Kevin Nealon
Last week and for the next few, "Saturday Night Live" will move its oldest property, "Weekend Update" to primetime.

It seems we can no longer call the cast the Not-Ready-For-Primetime Players as they bring their cornerstone segment to a timeslot previously occupied by shows like "Frasier" and "Friends". This gives SNL a chance to enter the mainstream in a way it never has before, and with the endless wave of news (both straightforward and comedic) "Weekend Update" is the perfect vehicle to bring late night to primetime.

Unfortunately, those who don't like to stay up late are forc...
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The Most Overrated & Underrated Talk Show Hosts

April 18th, 2008 9:22am EDT
Jon Stewart
In recent years, the late night talk show has given way to an avalanche of reruns and trash TV dotting the midnight landscape, making the late night chatfest in itself underrated.

Of course, there are still plenty of these shows to be found around the dial, especially on ABC, NBC and CBS (FOX apparently is still too shell-shocked from "The Chevy Chase Show" to attempt reentry into the fray). There are other spots where these shows can be found thanks to the advent of cable and satellite television leaving enough of a selection for viewers of divergent tastes to find the host they like...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 6

June 6th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Paul Giamatti
Happy Birthday to country rocker Matthew Shafer aka Uncle Kracker (1974), "Lady in the Water" star Paul Giamatti (1967), White Zombie bassist Sean Yseult (1965), Slayer frontman Tom Araya (1961), guitar hero Steve Vai (1960), comedian Colin Quinn (1959), comedienne Sandra Bernhard (1955), stage and screen actor Harvey Fierstein (1954), "Freddy Krueger" star Robert Englund (1949), TV actor David Dukes (1945; d. 2000), and rocker Gary U.S. Bonds (1939).
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 6

June 6th, 2006 3:03am EDT
Paul Giamatti
Happy Birthday to country rocker Matthew Shafer aka Uncle Kracker (1974), "Lady in the Water" star Paul Giamatti (1967), White Zombie bassist Sean Yseult (1965), Slayer frontman Tom Araya (1961), guitar hero Steve Vai (1960), comedian Colin Quinn (1959), comedienne Sandra Bernhard (1955), stage and screen actor Harvey Fierstein (1954), "Freddy Krueger" star Robert Englund (1949), TV actor David Dukes (1945; d. 2000), and rocker Gary U.S. Bonds (1939).
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