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Jerry Seinfeld & Robert De Niro to pay tribute to Don Rickles

April 18th, 2014 3:20am EDT
Robert De Niro
Jerry Seinfeld and Robert De Niro are set to headline a special TV tribute to veteran comedian Don Rickles.

The Toy Story star, 87, will be feted by some of his close pals and Hollywood's biggest stars in One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles.

Alongside Seinfeld and De Niro, Rickles' long career in the entertainment business will be remembered by David Letterman, Martin Scorsese, Bob Newhart, Tracy Morgan, John Stamos, Jimmy Kimmel, Regis Philbin, and Jon Stewart.

The show will be taped at New York City's iconic Apollo Theater on 6 May (14) and will air on America's S...
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Weird Celebrity News: Bruce Jenner To Remove Adam's Apple, Sharon Osbourne Lies About Vaginal Surgery

December 14th, 2013 12:00pm EST
Bruce Jenner
Weird and unusual things sometimes happen in the lives of celebrities. Here's a roundup of this week's strangest stories...

Bruce Jenner is considering undergoing a Laryngeal Shave, which would smooth out the Adam's apple in his neck.

The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star told TMZ.com that he hasn't decided whether he will actually have the surgery, which is typically performed on men who are in the first stage of gender reassignment.

Jenner, 64, claimed that is not why he wants to have the surgery, telling the website: "I just never liked my trachea."

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Comedian Don Rickles recovering from flesh-eating disease

December 9th, 2013 3:10am EST
Don Rickles
Veteran comedian Don Rickles is recovering after undergoing multiple surgeries to treat a leg infection.

The Toy Story star, 87, was recently forced to axe a series of stand-up shows after suffering from flesh-eating disease necrotising fasciitis, but doctors were able to successfully treat the issue by removing the infected tissue and performing a skin graft.

Rickles is now preparing to return to the stage in the New Year  with gigs scheduled in California, Las Vegas and Michigan, among others.

His representative tells the New York Post's Page Six gossip column, "He has been rehabbing t...
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Eli Roth Brings Splatter To Las Vegas With His 'Goretorium'

May 1st, 2012 1:10pm EDT
Eli Roth
When you envision Las Vegas, you think of Cirque du Soleil, Penn & Teller, erotic showgirls, Don Rickles and some kind of vague recollection of Rat Pack-era drunken romanticism.

Now you can add Eli Roth to that list of vaunted Vegas staples as The Guardian reports the horrormeister plans to gouge tourists of their cash and possibly more with an attraction called "Goretorium."

Having already adapted his popular "Hostel" torture porn series into a serious meatgrinder of a horror maze on the Universal Studios lot called "Hostel: Hunting Season," writer/director/occasional "Inglourious Baster...
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'Bridesmaids' Dominate The 2012 Comedy Awards

April 30th, 2012 8:33am EDT
Bridesmaids
The stars of hit movie Bridesmaids were the toast of The Comedy Awards in New York City over the weekend as the film landed four of the night's top trophies.

Melissa McCarthy, who won an Oscar nomination for her part in the movie, scooped Best Performance by an Actress during the Comedy Central prize giving at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan on Saturday night.

The actress' co-star Kristen Wiig shared the Best Comedy Screenplay prize with her co-writer Annie Mumolo, and the pair drew laughs from the audience by pretending to wrestle for the trophy on stage.

Paul Feig won Best Com...
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Don Rickles To Be Honored At 2012 Comedy Awards

April 3rd, 2012 4:20pm EDT
Don Rickles
Funnyman Don Rickles will be the toast of the 2012 Comedy Awards later this month after landing one of the evening's most special honors.

Rickles, who made a number of guest appearances on Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show, will be handed the TV legend's namesake award for Comedic Excellence on April 28th.

An overjoyed Rickles tells BroadwayWorld.com, "I've been blessed with many highlights in my career but guesting with Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show was particularly memorable for me as they were more than just appearances; they became events. Carson was Mr. Magic.

"He always made ...
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Best Of 2011 - The Kid Flick Pick - 'Toy Story Complete 3D Collection'

December 30th, 2011 10:40am EST
Toy Story Combo Blu-ray
The kid has spoken. I put up my Top Ten Blu-ray list already, but with no kid flick included, I felt it important to have the tots represented. So I went right to the source (my 10-year-old son Will Graham - named after a movie character of course!) and he gave up his pick for this year’s kid flick...

"THE COMPLETE 3D BLU-RAY TOY STORY COLLECTION!"

Funny thing is it’s actually one of my favorites too! So check out the highlights, the beauty of Buzz, and wonderment of Woody below!

Title: "The Complete 3D Blu-ray Toy Story Collection"

Grade: 5

Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen,...
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Lisa Lampanelli Talks 'Chocolate, Please'

September 15th, 2009 9:10am EDT
Lisa Lampanelli
Lisa Lampanelli is one of the funniest people in the world and you probably already knew that from watching her on many a televised Roast. Her stand-up comedy is filled with bold honesty and is brilliant in that it allows her to lovingly be known as the 'Queen of Mean.' She goes after every type of person in the world with jokes that are downright gut splittingly funny and has written a hilarious memoir entitled 'Chocolate, Please' that talks about the seemingly endless number of "chocolate daddies" that she's dated, her struggles with compulsive eating and her upbringing in a crazy Itali...
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Zach Galifianakis Still Recovering From Tyson Punch

May 21st, 2009 9:23am EDT
Zach Galifianakis
Taking a movie hit from former boxing champ Mike Tyson was like playing Russian roulette for funnyman Zach Galifianakis - because he knew that any stray punch could have killed him.

Tyson knocks out the actor's character Alan Garner in new comedy The Hangover - and the odd couple needed 30 takes to get the scene just right. Galifianakis admits it took all his courage to stand there as Tyson wound up to strike.

He says, "The director (Todd Phillips) is telling Tyson how to fight to camera and then we did about 30 takes for that fight scene and if he connected I would've died."

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Neil Patrick Harris Fires Up TV Land Awards

April 21st, 2009 8:19am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
Actor Neil Patrick Harris scorched up the stage at the TV Land Awards in Los Angeles - when a stunt set his tuxedo on fire.

The star, who was hosting the prize giving, was rehearsing his opening number just before the show started on Sunday when his costume went up in smoke. According to blogger Marc Malkin, the funnyman was left shaken and a little burned when sparks from electronic devices he was wearing for a stunt set his suit on fire.

A source says, "He just had some welts on his back (but) he didn't have to be taken to a hospital or anything like that."

Harris made n...
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'30 Rock' Recap: 'Goodbye, My Friend'

March 6th, 2009 8:51am EST
30 Rock
Liz is back to talking about adoption in "Goodbye, My Friend," perhaps an ironic twist considering Jenna is back to fishing for compliments and/or just general attention.

When the "diaper chicken" sketch gets cut, Jenna fakes an injury to get people to fawn all over her, but with her birthday coming up in a few days, she shouldn't go to too bad of extremes, right? Aw, if you're nodding in agreement, then you obviously don't "go to there" often with 30 Rock!

Liz finds Jack skulking around the studio with a beer on a Friday night because although he has "art gallery openings or a g...
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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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Complete List Of Emmy Winners

September 22nd, 2008 9:33am EDT
30 Rock
Complete list of winners at Sunday's 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

— Drama Series: "Mad Men," AMC.

— Comedy Series: "30 Rock," NBC.

— Actor, Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad," AMC.

— Actress, Drama Series: Glenn Close, "Damages," FX.

— Actor, Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock," NBC.

— Actress, Comedy Series: Tina Fey, "30 Rock," NBC.

— Reality-Competition Program: "The Amazing Race."

— Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Jeff Probst - "Survivor."

— Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Z...
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'Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project' Premieres Dec. 2 On HBO

December 1st, 2007 7:31am EST
Don Rickles
The Merchant of Venom. The King of Zing. Mr. Warmth. Over the course of his long and illustrious career in comedy, Don Rickles has earned these nicknames for his incomparable ability to make insults seem endearing, and to make audiences laugh at each other and themselves.

Still going strong at 81, Rickles is more than just a national institution – he’s the last of Las Vegas’ great Golden Age entertainers.

This holiday season, renowned filmmaker John Landis takes a loving look at Mr. Warmth through exclusive, never-before-shot concert footage of his Vegas act, plus behind-the-...
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Classic TV On DVD Megaset 'Get Smart' Remains At The Top Of Santa's List

November 11th, 2007 9:00am EST
Get Smart
Would you believe…and if you didn't already know…Time Life and HBO Video released Get Smart: The Complete Collection last fall. The 25 DVD megaset released by Time Life and HBO for the '06 Holiday Season has continued to be a top-seller, and sales are sure to spike again this year.

The seven-time EMMY® Award-winning comedy series, starring Don Adams as title character Maxwell Smart, originally aired on NBC from 1965 to 1970, and before its release in November of last year, had never been available on home video. All five seasons are included in the set featuring nearly 10 hours of s...
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Jimmy Kimmel Races Back For Don Rickles Tribute

June 27th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Jimmy Kimmel
Late night U.S. talk show host Jimmy Kimmel raced back from his recent appendectomy - so he could pay a TV tribute to his hero Don Rickles. Kimmel had his appendix removed last week but was back behind his desk last night for a show dedicated to comedy legend Rickles.

The TV host says, "I wouldn't have missed this for the world. Rickles is a great man."

Rickles' Jimmy Kimmel Live honor featured a performance from jazz singer Keely Smith and a surprise from another comedy legend, Bob Newhart, who appeared from the audience to continue a long-standing comedic skit between himself a...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 8

May 8th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Enrique Iglesias
Happy Birthday to Spanish pop singer Enrique Iglesias (1975), Savage Garden singer Darren Hayes (1972), Blur drummer Dave Rowntree (1964), NASCAR driver Bobby Labonte (1964), Actress/SAG president Melissa Gilbert (1964), "Raise Your Voice" actor David Keith (1954), Van Halen drummer Alex Van Halen (1953), Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz (1951), jazz pianist Keith Jarrett (1945), troubled English singer Gary Glitter (1944), singer Toni Tennille (1943), singer Ricky Nelson (1940; d. 1985), comedian Don Rickles (1926), blues guitarist Robert Johnson (1911; d. 1938), and 33rd President of th...
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'Dirty Girl' Lisa Lampanelli To Release New CD/DVD Jan. 30; Win It!

January 22nd, 2007 11:30am EST
Dirty Girl
Lisa Lampanelli, "Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean," is back with her tough-talking, no-holds-barred comedy. Filmed live at the Moore Theater in Seattle, WA, her new one-hour standup special will air on Comedy Central on January 28, 2007. Her Dirty Girl CD and Dirty Girl DVD will be released by Warner Bros./Jack Records on January 30. Hailed as a cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker, and a vial of estrogen, Lisa Lampanelli masterfully delivers her outrageous, uproarious and completely politically incorrect comedy yet again.

To promote the new special and CD/DVD release, Lisa will ...
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Don Rickles To Be First Performer Honored in Vegas Celebrity Walk of Fame

November 11th, 2006 11:30am EST
Don Rickles
Caesars Palace in Las Vegas announced that it will celebrate 40 years of great headliner performers with the installation of bronze plaques in the sidewalks that rim the resort's front fountains and gardens at the Las Vegas Strip. The first superstar performer to be immortalized in the resort's new Roman Plaza walk of fame will be one of comedy's premiere funnymen, Don Rickles.

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 6:45 p.m., Rickles will be presented a commemorative plaque in a sidewalk ceremony; the first of many presentations celebrating unforgettable performances at the resort. The plaque will...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 8

May 8th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Enrique Iglesias
Happy Birthday to Spanish pop singer Enrique Iglesias (1975), Savage Garden singer Darren Hayes (1972), Blur drummer Dave Rowntree (1964), NASCAR driver Bobby Labonte (1964), Actress/SAG president Melissa Gilbert (1964), "Raise Your Voice" actor David Keith (1954), Van Halen drummer Alex Van Halen (1953), Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz (1951), jazz pianist Keith Jarrett (1945), troubled English singer Gary Glitter (1944), singer Toni Tennille (1943), singer Ricky Nelson (1940; d. 1985), comedian Don Rickles (1926), blues guitarist Robert Johnson (1911; d. 1938), and 33rd President of th...
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