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Margaret Cho Runs Off Audience During Show In N.J.

3/28/2016 5:00am EDT
Margaret Cho
Comedienne Margaret Cho managed to upset and entire audience by after she talked about being a rape victim and tore into whites. Her schtick didn't impress anyone at the Stress Factory in New Brunswick, New Jersey on Saturday night.

According to TMZ, the site that obtained the video seen below, Cho began on the wrong foot when she went on about her rape and touching on Garry Shandling's death.

She unwisely moved on to a racist topic … stating that whites have it easy. If that wasn't bad enough, Margaret Cho made several gay jokes. At least one such punchline resulted in two men in the aud...

Margaret Cho Ending Open Marriage After 11 Years

8/14/2015 9:20am EDT
Margaret Cho
Comedienne Margaret Cho has filed for divorce after separating from her husband of 11 years last September.

The actress, 46, and husband Al Ridenou, 54, who had an open marriage because she's bisexual and both believe that having sex with just one person for the rest of your life is "just gross," filed papers to officially end the marriage on Wednesday in Los Angeles, according to, citing irreconcilable differences.

Cho and artist Ridenour married in 2003 and she came out as bisexual in 2013. They announced their separation in December, and an insider told Us Weekly that the sp...

Margaret Cho: 'I Can Do Whatever I Want When It Comes To Koreans'

1/13/2015 8:42am EST
Margaret Cho
Margaret Cho has hit back at haters of her Golden Globes skit, saying she's allowed to mock Koreans because she is "from this tribe."

On Sunday, the comedienne played unsmiling North Korean army general and film writer Cho Yung Ja and at one point posed for a selfie with Meryl Streep.

Many found the skit amusing, but some people were offended by it, which they thought was anti-Korean.

In response to the backlash, Cho told

"I'm of North and South Korean descent, and I do impressions of my family and my work all the time, and this is just another example of that. I am fr...

Margaret Cho 'Really Sad' About End Of Marriage

12/22/2014 8:57am EST
Margaret Cho
Actress/comedienne Margaret Cho and her husband Al Ridenou are divorcing. The pair wed in 2003 and have been married for 11 years.

An insider told "It's been really, really hard for her. She's going through a really rough time and she's really sad about it."

Cho is openly bisexual. She previously explained her unusual marriage, saying: "I'm married to a man but I'm bisexual so I like both. We got together because we both have this (idea of) 'I just don't want to have sex with the same person my whole life. That's just gross'...

"I think when you have an open relationship...

Margaret Cho Speaks Out On Marriage Equality: 'I Will Always Fight For My Family And Home!'

3/28/2013 3:10pm EDT
Margaret Cho
Starpulse columnist Jeza Belle, caught up with critically acclaimed comedian Margaret Cho. The interview focused on her new comedy tour, the fight for Marriage Equality and Margaret's advice for North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong Un.

Tell our readers about your current comedy tour, “Mother”:

My new show is about how I am old enough to be everyone's mother but I actually act like a child. When does wisdom come? Is it before or after wrinkles?

What inspired you to do this show?

My mother, and the fact that I don't have life down...I didn't go to school, get in a traditional marriage, and have ...

Romantic Indiscretions Dominate 'Drop Dead Diva'

8/16/2011 7:58am EDT
He said, She said
Season 3, Episode 8: Romantic indiscretions and entanglements are the focus of this week’s episode of Drop Dead Diva and ends up a battle of “He said, She said”.

Jane arrives to work to find out she was late for the morning staff meeting, so Terri gives her a peace offering to get on Parker’s good side his favorite sandwich. Jane decides to apologize to Parker in purpose and walks in on Bobbie and him in a compromising position. Jane is shocked and horrified and decides to take a breather on the balcony.

Fred finds Jane on th...

Margaret Cho 'Hurt' By Tracy Morgan's Homophobic Rant

6/13/2011 3:43pm EDT
Margaret Cho
Gay comedienne Margaret Cho has spoken out about funnyman Tracy Morgan's recent homophobic remarks during a stand-up show, revealing she was left "really hurt".

Cho, who has worked with Morgan on TV show 30 Rock, was stunned when she heard the funnyman had made a series of offensive comments about homosexuality at a show in Nashville, Tennessee.

Morgan has since apologized for his remarks, but Cho insists the fact that someone she knows took aim at her community was a big blow.

She tells Access Hollywood Live, "I was really hurt by it. Anytime anybody says anything homophobic in an con...

Celebrity Birthdays - December 5, 2010

12/5/2010 3:00am EST
Margaret Cho
Happy Birthday to:

Actress/comedienne/"Dancing With The Stars" contestant Margaret Cho (1968)

"Malcolm in the Middle" star Frankie Muniz (1985)

Country singer Gary Allan (1967)

Goo Goo Doll John Rzeznik (1965)

80s actress Morgan Brittany (1951)

Singer/songwriter Jim Messina (1947)

Spanish tenor Jose Carreras (1946)

American singer Little Richard (1932)

Film director Otto Preminger (1906; d. 1986)

Legendary animator Walt Disney (1901; cryogenically frozen, 1966)

Metropolis director Fritz Lang (1890; d. 1976)

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Margaret Cho Nominated For Grammy

12/3/2010 11:18am EST
Margaret Cho is a Grammy nominee! Her latest album, Cho Dependent, is up for Best Comedy Album. This is a tough and talented category. The comedienne will be up against Robin Williams, Kathy Griffin, Flight of the Conchords, and Lewis Black.

According to, "Cho Dependent features Margaret’s collaborations with musicians Andrew Bird, Tegan and Sara, Fiona Apple, Patty Griffin, Grant Lee Phillips, Brendan Benson, Ben Lee, Ani DiFranco, Garrison Starr, Tommy Chong, Meghan Toohey, Jon Brion, AC Newman, Rachael Yamagata and more."

Singing, dancing, acting; is there anything she...

Margaret Cho Ousted On 'Dancing With The Stars'

10/6/2010 9:18am EDT
Margaret Cho
Comedienne Margaret Cho was the latest celebrity to be axed from talent show "Dancing With The Stars" on Tuesday night.

Bristol Palin was close to getting the boot after her foxtrot netted her the second-worst score of the night. The show's theme was "Storytelling," but Palin's dance with a homeless man didn't create a tale the judges wanted to read.

Cho said after being eliminated, "I thought the judges were really hard on me, but I think you were hard on me because you could see I am a dancer for real. Thank you for the opportunity to let me dance."

See more photos of Margaret here!

Bristol Palin In Danger Of 'Dancing With The Stars' Elimination After Foxtrot Fail (Video)

10/5/2010 4:04pm EDT
Dancing With The Stars Bristol Palin
Bristol Palin is close to getting the boot on Dancing with the Stars after her foxtrot netted her the second-worst score of the night. The show's theme was "Storytelling," but Palin's dance with a homeless man didn't create a tale the judges wanted to read.

Judges criticized her for a lack of emotion during the dance - Bruno Tonioli wailed "You're not Meryl Streep...yet!" Perhaps the only bright spot of the night for her was the fact that Margaret Cho scored an 18 in comparison to Bristol's 19.

So now it is in the voters' hands. Will they keep Bristol in? If they do, will she become a ...

Horrible Jive Dancer Michael Bolton Kicked Off 'Dancing With The Stars'

9/29/2010 8:15am EDT
Michael Bolton
Michael Bolton was the second celebrity to be kicked off "Dancing With The Stars" this season (David Hasselhoff was booted last week). The singer's low scores practically guaranteed he wouldn't be returning to do another two step.

On Monday night, judge Bruno Tonioli claimed Bolton performed "the worst jive ever." He added that Rin Tin Tin would have done a better dance. Bolton scored a 12 out of 30, the worst jive in history of the series.

The crooner didn't take the criticism lying down. He thought the judge's remarks were "inappropriate and disrespectful."

Other competitors this se...

Joan Rivers Upset Over 'Dancing With The Stars' Snub

8/31/2010 11:59pm EDT
Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers has fired off at producers of TV talent show "Dancing With The Stars" after they ignored her interest in the show.

The comedienne was hoping to be asked to be a contestant on the new season of the program, which was announced on Monday, but reveals she never received a call.

She tells, "They've never asked me, so they can go f--k themselves!. I certainly fall into their old lady category.

"I would do it for the exercise. Making yourself dance everyday for six hours a day I think would be so great."

'Bachelor Pad' Recap: The Crying Game (Plus The New 'DWTS' Cast)

8/31/2010 4:55pm EDT
Bachelor Pad
Gia’s gone, Wes and Dave are fighting, and Natalie is still holding onto her rose when a box of clipboards comes to the house. On said clipboards are surveys that want to know what everyone honestly thinks about the rest of their housemates. So basically, this week’s competition will involve the kind of psychologically damaging cruelty usually reserved for 12-year-olds at sleep away camps and slumber parties. Given that last week’s “Bachelor Pad” featured the nastiest Spin the Bottle (sans bottle) game ever, this latest episode of protracted adolescent humiliation is par for the course. Let...

Who Will Win 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 11?

8/31/2010 12:52pm EDT
Jennifer Grey
Six male and six female celebrities have been chosen for the eleventh season of Dancing with the Stars. Yes, there have already been 10 seasons of DWTS - perhaps it's time to have a tournament of champions?

So, who's going to win this year? Let's break down the chances for each contestant.

Audrina Patridge: Audrina is most likely going to be the star that shows the most skin this season. While it will help her with the male audience, she will need to show she has dancing chops to get in the top 5.

Brandy: Brandy has been out of the public's spotlight for a long time, but don't count her...

ABC Announces Official 'Dancing With The Stars' Cast

8/31/2010 8:42am EDT
Dancing With The Stars
Jennifer Grey is set to make use of her Dirty Dancing training with a stint in the upcoming season of hit TV show Dancing With The Stars.

The 50 year old made her name as Frances 'Baby' Houseman in the 1987 classic, opposite Patrick Swayze, and she's preparing to don her dance shoes once again. She'll show off her fancy footwork along with David Hasselhoff, Michael Bolton, R&B singer Brandy, veteran actress Florence Henderson, Jersey Shore star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino and Vanessa Williams' ex-husband Rick Fox.

Other stars preparing to hit the dance floor for the 10th series incl...

Q&A With 'Drop Dead Diva's' Margaret Cho

6/4/2010 9:28am EDT
Margaret Cho
Comedienne Margaret Cho has a lot to be thankful for. The San Francisco native who grew up among ex-hippies has transformed herself from budding stand-up opener to Jerry Seinfeld to cultural icon. At 41-years-old, Cho has become everything from best-selling author to a sex kitten on her own glitzy burlesque tour.

Having made thousands of fans laugh worldwide, as well as advocating human rights for women, Asians, and the LGBT community, Cho is a star in her own right. Just when one would expect her to step off the spotlight to relish her fame, she continues to get more bellies aching with h...

Margaret Cho: Tune Into 'Drop Dead Diva' & Avoid Skin Cancer

5/24/2010 1:04pm EDT
Margaret Cho
At a recent Lifeime network Q&A, Margaret Cho talked about the upcoming second season of "Drop Dead Diva," including guest stars she'd like to have and how she balances stand-up comedy with being on a TV show.

Why should viewers tune in during the summer?

"Melanoma. You don't want to be getting skin cancer if you're outside, and the sun is not good for us anymore." Cho said. "So it's much better to sit in front of your TV, it's like so much healthier for you than being out where there's holes in the ozone. It's dangerous outside. The sun's rays are just murderous and so you do best av...

Int'l Pop Icon Kylie Minogue Announces First Ever North American Tour

5/7/2009 1:30pm EDT
Kylie Minogue
North American fans of international pop superstar Kylie Minogue will finally get a chance to experience the icon live in concert when her 6-city tour kicks off in Oakland, CA on September 30th.

Over the course of her extraordinary 20-year-career, Minogue has been a global force in pop music with more than 40 million albums sold worldwide, 50 hit singles including the U.S. Billboard dance-chart toppers "Can't Get You Our of My Head," "Love At First Sight," "Slow," and the Grammy-Award winning "Come Into My World," countless awards and accolades including an OBE from the Queen and 8 s...

'The Cho Show': Korean of the Year: Episode 1 Recap

8/22/2008 11:21am EDT
Margaret Cho
The late 11pm start time for the first episode of "The Cho Show" on VH1 seemed to me to be an exciting harbinger of edgy, wickedly profane comedy to come. It all started promisingly enough: Comedienne extraordinaire Margaret Cho opened her new reality series with hard rock, a funny bit about Jack Black and his only towel (you had to be there) and a flash of her va-jay-jay - suitable and desired for a late-night crowd. Then something truly unexpected happened: Margaret became mundane.

The usually outrageous Cho is not only restrained in this series opener, she's downright neutered. Her ...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

8/18/2008 9:02am EDT
Brian Austin Green
Monday, Aug 18

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Fox, 9 p.m.) - See why everyone's all, "OMG, Brian Austin Green is actually good!" in this rerun that flashes to the future.

The Hills (MTV, 10 p.m.) - Welcome back, guilty pleasure. We missed you so.

The Middleman (ABC Family, 10 p.m.) - From what we can gather, there's vampires, puppets and someone named Vlad the Impaler in this episode.

Tuesday, Aug 19

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Fox, 9 p.m.) - Follow up Monday's episode with this standout from last season featuring some excellent scenes betwee...

VH1 Summer Series Include 'Brooke Knows Best,' 'New York Goes To Hollywood'

5/29/2008 9:50am EDT
New York
VH1 lets the sun shine this upcoming summer season 2008 with a new slate of "Celebreality" series, star-studded pop culture specials, new additions to the consistently compelling VH1 Rock Doc franchise, and concert events that celebrate some of the greatest artists, in music history. The new celebreality series are:

Brooke Knows Best -- Premieres Sunday, July 13

The world has come to know and love Brooke Hogan over the past four seasons in the hit VH1 show "Hogan Knows Best." After surviving life from under the oppressive thumb of her father Hulk Hogan, Brooke is finally breakin...

New Live CD/DVD From The Gossip, 'Live In Liverpool,' Out April 15

4/10/2008 7:00pm EDT
Recorded live in concert on July 9, 2007, Gossip - Live In Liverpool brilliantly captures and focuses the stunning ferocity, energy and intensity at the heart of Gossip's groundbreaking meld of sound and politics. This incendiary concert showcase breaks out definitive performances of Gossip signature tunes including the band's UK #1 Indie chart-topping smash, "Standing In The Way Of Control"; the UK Top 40 hit, "Listen Up"; and the #3 UK Indie track, "Jealous Girls" in addition to delightfully provocative covers of Wham!'s "Careless Whisper" and Aaliyah's "Are You That Somebody?"


Margaret Cho's Creative Resurgence Spawns New Movie, Tour, TV Shows And A Burlesque Revue

4/15/2007 6:00pm EDT
Margaret Cho
Comedian and actress Margaret Cho is happy to be experiencing a creative resurgence. In addition to her busy tour schedule, Cho also maintains an award winning blog, has taken up bellydancing, and recently started hosting her own variety show, The Sensuous Woman. Featuring a stellar lineup of comedians, bellydancers and burlesque superstars, The Sensuous Woman has been playing monthly in Los Angeles and San Francisco and is being developed for an off-broadway run in the fall. Margaret says, "There's a lot of gender swapping and gender play. It's the gayest show you could have with women st...

Peter Krause Stars In The Sci-Fi Channel's Highly Acclaimed Mini-Series 'The Lost Room,' Now On DVD

4/7/2007 11:00am EDT
Peter Krause
The Lost Room, a thrilling mini-series event that previously aired on the Sci-Fi Channel on December 11, 2006, features an all-star cast including Peter Krause, Julianna Margulies, Margaret Cho, Roger Bart and Kevin Pollak.

The story follows a detective as he investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe. In the 1960s, an unknown event at the Sunshine Motel caused ordinary things in Room 10 to transform into items of wonder. The room and its contents gained unique and inexplicable properties, transforming them from mundane things into indestr...

Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry & Others Celebrate First Annual True Colors Tour

3/13/2007 10:17am EDT
Cyndi Lauper
For the first time ever, music legends and today's hottest artists take the stage for a historical musical event -- Cyndi Lauper, Erasure, Debbie Harry, The Dresden Dolls, The Gossip and The Misshapes with host Margaret Cho join in celebration of the inaugural True Colors concert tour in support of the Human Rights Campaign.

This 15 city nationwide tour, presented by Logo, kicks off Gay & Lesbian Pride Month on June 8th at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. The concerts will feature five hours of nonstop music with other exciting special guests appearing on select dates throughout the ...