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Rosie O'Donnell, Ricky Gervais & Sarah Silverman Sound Off Against Jay Leno

1/26/2010 9:59am EST
Comedians sound off against Leno
Now that the whole NBC late night debacle is settled, Conan O'Brien is free to look for new work. While his fate was still uncertain, comedians were asked for their opinions on the matter. It seems like most of Hollywood was on Team CoCo's side.

Rosie O'Donnell: "If you're privileged enough to get asked to drive the bus, you should say thank you and drive it to the best of your ability. And when it's time for them to hire a new driver, you should say, 'Thank you for allowing me to drive this for as long as I did' and pass the keys to the new guy with red hair and not try to flatten his ...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies -'When in Rome,' 'Edge of Darkness' & More

1/25/2010 10:59am EST
Edge of Darkness
I took a break from the movies last week, since nothing in theaters was particularly calling out to me as worthwhile. Instead I saw a release on video I wanted to catch: the new "Family Guy" "Star Wars" parody "Something Something Something Dark Side." I found "Dark Side" to be pretty hilarious, although perhaps not quite as novel as "Blue Harvest." As a lifelong "Star Wars" fan, I've always had an appreciation for shows and movies that deftly lampoon the series.

This last week in January Kristen Bell portrays a workaholic skeptical about love in the romantic comedy "When in Rome," Me...

Fearless Females in Comedy

11/18/2009 11:23am EST
Leslie Mann
Buried under a mountain of dick jokes and sweaty, hairy men, the one shining go-to for laughs in Universal Studios' "Funny People" was supporting actress Leslie Mann. No stranger to the boys' club, Mann is a graduate of the "Apatow School" but has proved herself to be more than a worthy opponent when stealing scenes - regardless of whether or not the man behind the camera was in her family (the two have been married since 1997). Though she has been in this business for almost twenty years, Mann has only been getting the critical acclaim she so richly deserves in the last few.

Mann can be...

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: Mac And Dennis Break Up

11/13/2009 4:00pm EST
Last week's episode of Sunny, with its dick towels and "frame bangs" (a euphemistic Dennis-ism for late night rapes performed for blackmailing purposes, his casual use of which still makes me cringe), started to make me worry that the show might be headed down the wrong path - being raunchy just for raunchiness' sake. While I enjoy a good teabag joke as much as anyone else, crude does not automatically equal funny. (Are you listening, Sarah Silverman?) So, I was relieved to find that this week's episode managed to be one of the funniest this season, while keeping things as close to PG-13 as...

'Funny People' Comes To DVD & Blu-ray Nov. 24

10/25/2009 4:00pm EDT
Funny People
Critically-acclaimed writer, director and producer Judd Apatow takes audiences on a hilarious and revealing look at the world of stand-up comedy with the story of George Simmons, a famous comedian who is given a second chance at life in "Funny People", coming to two-disc Blu-ray Hi-Def, two-disc Collector's Edition DVD, single-disc DVD and digital download on November 24, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. All versions deliver even more heartfelt laughs with both the original theatrical movie and a never-before-seen unrated film. The two-disc Blu-ray and DVD versions are also p...

Slideshow: 2009 Emmy Awards Fashion Part 2

9/21/2009 8:49am EDT
Emmys 2009 Fashion
Although 30 Rock and Mad Men dominated the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, it's the fashion that fans talk about the most the following day. Check out part 2 of the Emmy fashion spectacular after the jump...

This year's show was hosted by How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris, who opened with a song and dance number. Harris ended his musical routine with a light-hearted jab at MTV Video Music Award stage invader Kanye West, warning nominees to keep an eye on celebrities looking to crash their acceptance speeches.

Which celebrity looks the best? Who needs a...

The 61st Emmy Awards: Who Should Win And Who Will Win

9/18/2009 3:44pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
You may have forgotten since there is about a 47-month lull between the nomination announcements and the actual awards ceremony, but the Primetime Emmy Awards are coming to your living room on Sunday evening with everybody’s favorite human being, Neil Patrick Harris, serving as host for the evening.

Hopefully, the choice of somebody known for being funny and having talents that extend beyond being able to sit still for a perfect haircut and remembering the names of contestants will show a marked improvement in the quality of the ceremony with the return to Emmy ceremonies of yore where b...

Michael Showalter Discusses His New Comedy Central Show & More

7/29/2009 10:37am EDT
Michael Showalter
One half of the issue burdened Michaels from "Michael and Michael Have Issues," Michael Showalter, joined us to discuss his and Michael Ian Black's new show on Comedy Central (Wednesdays at 10:30 pm ET). Michael also talks about his time at "The State," what the status is with that "Wet Hot American Summer" sequel and breaks down his recent appearance on "Late Show with David Letterman."

Mike: I'm kind of happy this interview was delayed a few days because now I've seen the second episode...

Michael Showalter: Oh, good.

Mike: I really liked the first one but I think I liked the sec...

Emmy Nomination Surprises, Snubs And Shouldn't Be Nominated

7/16/2009 3:17pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother
To paraphrase Ned Flanders, apparently an Emmy nomination is easier to get than an acceptance letter from Arizona State.

This morning, Emmy tried to one-up Oscar's new rule of ten by including six nominees in the acting categories and a whopping seven in the series categories. Yes, if you made a television series this year, or appeared on one, chances are you heard your name called in North Hollywood this morning.

With so many nominess, it seems impossible that any deserving performances or series were left out. Right? Sadly, no. And, of course, there are plenty of nominees who sh...

Emmy Nominations Announced: '30 Rock' & 'Mad Men' Lead The Pack

7/16/2009 9:45am EDT
30 Rock
Tina Fey's "30 Rock" led the pack this morning with 22 Emmy nominations, while "Mad Men" tops the drama pack with 16 nominations. TV movie "Grey Gardens" garnered 17 nominations, and "Into the Storm" received 14 nominations.

Check out the nominees in major categories for the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards:



"Family Guy

"Flight of the Conchords"

"How I Met Your Mother"

"The Office"

"30 Rock"



"Big Love"

"Breaking Bad"





"Mad Men"


Bryan Cr...

On Again, Off Again Celebrity Couples Spotlight

3/20/2009 9:22am EDT
Kate Hudson & Owen Wilson
When it comes to relationships, Hollywood is comparable to high school. Everyone dates everyone else and when they break up, it's the hottest gossip of the day. The hot couple goes from being engaged to non-speaking terms faster then Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney's marriage. The new "it" couple breakup and get back together more times than Lindsay Lohan has been to rehab. Here are the most on again, off again Hollywood couples.

Kate Hudson & Owen Wilson

After rumors of Kate's infidelity to her husband, Chris Robinson, she and Owen hooked up after the filming of You, Me and D...

The Best Of A Bad Year: 2008

12/30/2008 10:50am EST
The Wrestler
(Truth Justice and Gordon Shumway - weekly column) I'm not going to lie to you, 2008 was a pretty terrible year. But, over here at "TJAGS" we're not going to focus on the bad; instead, let's focus on ten good things that happened during the past year. Not just good things, not just great things, but some may be inclined to call call them the ten "best" things to happen, at least in the world of entertainment, in 2008.

Hey, if you feel I missed something, feel free to add it in the comments. In fact, let's make this one big love fest for what was the year 2008 before we, you know, tell...

Slideshow: 2008 Celebrity Break-Ups

12/30/2008 9:57am EST
Michael Bolton & Nicollette Sheridan
So who was unlucky in love this year? Which celebrity couples called it quits? Check out our photo slideshow to refresh your memory. It just goes to show, even stars have problems finding "the one."

Madonna & Guy Ritchie

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Hugh Hefner & Holly Madison

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Michael Bolton & Nicollette Sheridan

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David Duchovny & Tea Leoni

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New Year's Resolutions The Stars Should Make

12/30/2008 9:08am EST
Amy Winehouse
Lose weight. Stop being late. Get a date. 'Tis the season to make New Year's resolutions. Surveys show that people around the world view the advent of a brand new year with hope, optimism and the intent to make personal and professional improvements.

Here's a look at the top 10 New Year's resolutions made each year and the celebrities who should commit now to making changes in 2009.

1. Spend More Time With Family and Friends

We love Brad and Angelina's devotion to their brood, so we venture this suggestion with all due respect: Spend time with the six crumb-snatchers you h...

Spotlight On Comedic Couples

11/10/2008 11:32am EST
Amy Poehler & Will Arnett
Who digs funny couples? Not the awkward, laughing-at-you kind that might be clueless or socially weird but the legitimately engaging, entertaining and hilarious ying and yang of Mr. & Mrs. Whomever. Rarely will the life of the party date the other life of the party - at times there's not enough attention to go around. But sometimes it happens, and if we're lucky they'll go into showbiz.

Take a look at some memorable comedic couples and the neat little niches they have filled:

The Animated Couple

Marge & Homer "The Simpsons"

There was a time when identification of a "Simpso...

Sarah Silverman Addresses The Nation On Election Day

11/4/2008 5:30pm EST
Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman stars as...Sarah Silverman in the The Sarah Silverman Program. Her everyday life--which is just that much more exciting than yours--is played out through scripted scenes, animation, and absurd songs. Without a care in the world, Sarah spends her time with her sister (played by real-life sister Laura Silverman), geeky neighbors who may or may not be gay (Brian Posehn and Steve Agee), and the kindhearted and mustachioed Officer Jay (Jay Johnston). Without caring for anyone but herself, Sarah skates by on her good looks, quick wit and uncompromising immaturity.

Indecision ...

'The Sarah Silverman Program' Season 2: Vol. 1 Hits DVD Oct. 14; Win It

10/10/2008 6:00pm EDT
Sarah Silverman
'The Sarah Silverman Program Season Two: Volume One (Uncensored)' Comes To DVD Oct. 14It's Sarah Silverman's world and we're all just spectators. Follow Sarah and the rest of the gang as she becomes romantically involved with God and decides to become "black" for a day to prove it's harder to be Jewish, deports her cleaning lady, joins a radical anti-abortion group and licks her dog's anus. Spend a few hours in Sarah's world where viewers come for the brilliant writing and performances, but you stay for the farts. Time magazine hails the show, "As filthy and sweet as an X-rated lollipop....

Hollywood Stars: 'Please - Just Don't Vote'

10/1/2008 4:12pm EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
NEW YORK (AP) - How do you get kids to vote? Just say no. Leonardo DiCaprio, Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, Tobey Maguire, Eva Longoria Parker and other stars are using reverse psychology to get young people into voting booths on Election Day.

In a new public service announcement that hit YouTube and other online outlets Wednesday, DiCaprio says: "Please - just don't vote." Others echo his plea: "Don't vote." But the stars soon twist the message: Voting is a civic duty and the only way to effect change.

"I mean, seriously, ... after this whole video - if you're not gonna vote, I d...

'Monk' Recap: 100th Episode Was Worth Watching

9/8/2008 10:51am EDT
One hundred episodes of "Monk" have been aired, and the special 100th episode may have been one of the very best. Loaded with guest stars, a unique set of cases, and nostalgic reminders of the past, "Mr. Monk's 100th Case" showcased the best of its writers and actors. Here's to another 100 cases, Mr. Monk!

The episode surrounds the story that a television news magazine has done on Adrian Monk. His 100th case was a serial killer murdering actresses in San Francisco, and to mark this event the show "In Focus" does a piece on Monk. They follow him around the crime scenes and interview his...

All-Star Guest Cast On Board When 'Monk' Solves 100th Case

7/21/2008 1:02pm EDT
USA Network's award-winning hit series, Monk, will air its 100th episode this summer during its seventh season on the network. The special episode will feature an all-star guest-cast, including many who have previously appeared in some of the show's most memorable episodes.

On the verge of reaching its 100th episode – a nice, round number that would meet with Adrian Monk's approval – the program has cultivated a loyal following of fans and critics alike. The landmark episode will air on Friday, September 5 at 9/8c.

In the 100th episode, aptly named "Mr. Monk's 100th Case," a ma...

TV Stars Who Deserve Emmy Nominations On July 17, Part 2

7/15/2008 10:42am EDT
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
Enough drama, time to laugh! The Emmy nominations are upon us, two days away in fact, so it's time to round out our suggestions to The Academy's blue ribbon panel. In the final installment, the focus turns to comedy and the actors who make us laugh every week.

This category is far more loaded than the drama section with far fewer obvious mistakes on the ballot and a ton of strong performances from the men and the women (rather than watching the ladies struggle with substandard material from their mostly male counterparts. Yes, I will clamor for more female writers and directors every...

Funny Film Cameos

6/2/2008 10:13am EDT
Ben Stiller
A cameo used to refer to a famous person who made an appearance in a film as him or herself. Now actors play small parts as a character in a film for comic relief. Most cameos are non-credited due to the shortness of the screen time or because they are so famous they don't need a big credit. Some are publicity stunts. Others pay tribute to that actor's work in a similar role, but they are all for the most part hilarious. Following are 10 of film's funniest cameos in no particular order:

Will Ferrell as the pompous and entertaining Chazz Reinhold in Wedding Crashers

Once an accomp...

Jon Stewart Hosts Comedy Central's 'Night Of Too Many Stars,' April 13, At 8pm

4/9/2008 6:01pm EDT
Jon Stewart
Comedy Central has announced that Kelsey Grammer, Ben Stiller, Grammy Award-winning band Maroon 5 and The Roots have been added to the line-up for its bi-annual live on-air special event, "Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education." On Sunday, April 13, at 8:00 p.m. ET, live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the benefit for Autism education programs will feature Jon Stewart hosting an evening filled with live performances, sketches and short films from a roster of comedy all-stars.

Performers raising money to help ease the severe shortage of effecti...

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

4/7/2008 9:26am EDT
Samantha Who?
Monday, April 7

Samantha Who? (ABC, 9:31 p.m.) - The charming Christina Applegate sitcom is back and Sam's moving in with ex Todd and his new girlfriend. Welcome back, TV-manufactured awkwardness!

Medium (NBC, 10 p.m.) - Patricia Arquette's real-life sister, Rosanna Arquette, guest stars as a cougar with an appetite for seducing and killing men.

Tuesday, April 8

American Idol (FOX, 8 p.m.) - The final 8 take the stage.

Beauty and the Geek (The CW, 8 p.m.) - The geeks get transformed after tonight's makeovers. There is sure to be a couple of swans in the bunch.


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

3/17/2008 8:52am EDT
Dancing With the Stars
Monday, March 17

Dancing With the Stars (ABC, 8 p.m.) - The men take center stage tonight as the sixth season kicks off. Another episode, featuring the female contestants, airs Tuesday at 9 p.m.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) - Not the episode with Britney, but this being the first original episode in months is an even better reason to tune in. We also hear Barney will be St. Patty's Day suiting up.

Canterbury's Law (FOX, 8 p.m.) - Watch out, Allison Dubois. Elizabeth's new client claims he can talk to the dead and she's buying it up after he shares information about ...

There May Be Cracks, But The Comedy Glass Ceiling Still Exists For Women

3/14/2008 3:00pm EDT
Parker Posey
In this town (Los Angeles) and this industry (entertainment), there are a handful of strong, intelligent, funny women who - once they finally broke onto the radar - have worked consistently in equally strong, intelligent, funny roles.

After reading this month's "Who Says Women Aren't Funny" issue of Vanity Fair, it is impossible not to notice just how many beyond the current "it" girls of comedy were left off that list (which included funnygirls such as Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman and Amy Poehler). This is an attempt to rectify that and garner them the recognition they so rightly dese...

'Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project' Premieres Dec. 2 On HBO

12/1/2007 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-...

'The Best of Crank Yankers: Uncensored' Hits Stores Dec. 4

11/17/2007 8:30am EST
Crank Yankers
The laughter. The tears. The vomit. Now over 50 of your favorite calls from Comedy Central's "Crank Yankers" are available in this glorious DVD collection.

Look back on all your favorite moments, from Hadassah's obnoxiously uncomfortable questions about poop to Spoonie Luv's liberal use of the word "badonkadonk," to the time Special Ed yelled "I got mail!" 48 different times in one call (we counted).

"The Best of Crank Yankers: Uncensored" DVD is one disc featuring over 50 of the top most outrageous calls from comedians such as Jack Black, Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook, Denis Leary,...

Feature-Length Action Epic 1000 Years In The Making Coming To DVD Nov. 27; Win It!

11/1/2007 7:45pm EDT
The future is back! The first new Futurama programming since 2003, Futurama: Bender's Big Score features out-of-this-world hilarity on DVD November 27 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

As Xmas 3007 approaches, the "Futurama" crew must fight to save Earth in an epic battle against nudist alien Internet scammers. When the evil naked aliens launch a cyber-attack on Planet Express, they make a shocking discovery: the secret of time travel, mysteriously tattooed on Fry's buttocks. Using their devious nudist software to control Bender, they repeatedly send the beer-fueled...

Puffy AmiYumi Announce Five-Date North American Tour This Fall

10/15/2007 11:27am EDT
Puffy AmiYumi
Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura, otherwise known as Japan's sweetheart's Puffy AmiYumi have announced a five-date U.S. tour that will bring their electrifying live show and unique brand of J-Pop back to the states. Puffy AmiYumi will preview tracks from the upcoming honeycreeper LP on this string of dates, which is being called the "honeysweeper tour."

You may have recently seen the girls modeling wide-leg jeans in the Annie Leibovitz-shot Gap campaign also featuring Sarah Silverman, Forest Whitaker and Selma Blair. Or you may know them from the hit Cartoon Network series Hi Hi Puffy AmiY...