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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Shutter Island,' 'The Ghost Writer,'

February 15th, 2010 3:50pm EST
TRAILER TALK: THIS WEEK IN MOVIES 2/14/10
Last week I caught Steve Buscemi's dark comedy "St. John of Las Vegas" which was slightly disappointing. While the right brand of humor was there; twisted laughs and awkward moments that inspire chuckles

, I felt that the film did not have much to say.

The overarching story seemed to be building up to some kind of life altering self-realization or dramatic event taking place in Las Vegas for Buscemi's character John Alighieri. This moment never really came, and as a result the entire film seemed very anti-climactic.

Buscemi and Romany Malco make a hilarious team, as Malco's chara...
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More Crazy Hijinks On 'The Sarah Silverman Program' Season 3

February 11th, 2010 10:10am EST
Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman fought for a third season of her Comedy Central show The Sarah Silverman Program. It was certainly worth the wait, as she has plenty of highbrow social commentary coming up this season.

"I get in trouble for peeing in a mailbox," Silverman explained. "Or what I thought was an old timey e-mail machine, a box for one of those old timey e-mails I think."

To be fair, she did know that whatever it was wasn't a toilet. "Knew it wasn't a toilet, that's true."

That episode also pokes fun at Silverman's penchant for calling people "retarded." "That is the episode where I fin...
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Why Sarah Silverman's New Boyfriend Is Better Than Jimmy Kimmel

February 10th, 2010 9:33am EST
Jimmy Kimmel Should Reevaluate the State of Things
In this month's edition of Page Six Magazine, Sarah Silverman gives an interview in which she discusses the difficulty of dating after the end of her five-year relationship with comedian, Jimmy Kimmel. Not surprisingly, getting back in the game after so many years proved to be challenging but apparently starting over with her new, unnamed boyfriend has been better for her ego than dating Jimmy.

"The guy I'm dating now, who is so awesome, is not my typical fare. He's really skinny. Usually I like pudgy, macho-ish guys (sic) I think he's the first guy in a decade who's given me any kind o...
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Steve Buscemi, Romany Malco & Hue Rhodes Discuss 'Saint John of Las Vegas'

January 29th, 2010 9:11am EST
Saint John of Las Vegas
"Saint John of Las Vegas," the debut film of writer/director Hue Rhodes, stars Steve Buscemi as John, a former gambling addict who escapes his messy life in Las Vegas to live out his twilight years in New Mexico

as a non-descript auto insurance claims adjustor. But when John's boss (Peter Dinklage) sends him off with a humorless fraud investigator Virgil (Romany Malco) to investigate a suspicious claim from outside Las Vegas, John is sent spiraling in an eccentric world of addiction, nude militants and burning carnival folk. Starpulse recently sat with Rhodes, Buscemi and Malco and discu...
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Rosie O'Donnell, Ricky Gervais & Sarah Silverman Sound Off Against Jay Leno

January 26th, 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 ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies -'When in Rome,' 'Edge of Darkness' & More

January 25th, 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...
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Fearless Females in Comedy

November 18th, 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...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: Mac And Dennis Break Up

November 13th, 2009 4:00pm EST
It
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...
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'Funny People' Comes To DVD & Blu-ray Nov. 24

October 25th, 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...
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Slideshow: 2009 Emmy Awards Fashion Part 2

September 21st, 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...
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The 61st Emmy Awards: Who Should Win And Who Will Win

September 18th, 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...
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Michael Showalter Discusses His New Comedy Central Show & More

July 29th, 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...
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Emmy Nomination Surprises, Snubs And Shouldn't Be Nominated

July 16th, 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...
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Emmy Nominations Announced: '30 Rock' & 'Mad Men' Lead The Pack

July 16th, 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:

COMEDY SERIES

"Entourage"

"Family Guy

"Flight of the Conchords"

"How I Met Your Mother"

"The Office"

"30 Rock"

"Weeds"

DRAMA SERIES

"Big Love"

"Breaking Bad"

"Damages"

"Dexter"

"House"

"Lost"

"Mad Men"

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Bryan Cr...
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On Again, Off Again Celebrity Couples Spotlight

March 20th, 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...
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Jimmy Kimmel 'Bummed' Over Split With Sarah Silverman

March 9th, 2009 9:05am EDT
Jimmy Kimmel
Funny couple Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel have split again just months after announcing they had reconciled on TV.

The latest break-up happened in the last two weeks and was initiated by Silverman, according to UsMagazine.com. A source tells the publication, "He's bummed."

Kimmel and Silverman first started dating in 2003. The insider adds, "Seems like it's over for good this time. He's (Kimmel) sad because he just bought a new place and now has nobody to share it with."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Sarah Silverman To Continue Show Despite Budget Slash

March 4th, 2009 10:35am EST
Sarah Silverman
Funnywoman Sarah Silverman has confirmed The Sarah Silverman Program is set to return to TV screens - a day after she reportedly threatened to quit the series.

The actress was said to be infuriated after learning the budget for the third season this year was slashed from $1.1 million to $850,000 per episode.

She and fellow executive producers Dan Sterling and Rob Schrab allegedly vowed to walk out if broadcasters Comedy Central went ahead with the planned cuts.

But 10 new episodes of the series have now been ordered after MTV Networks' sibling company Logo agreed to make up t...
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Sarah Silverman's Show Locked In Budget Battle

March 3rd, 2009 2:43pm EST
Sarah Silverman
Funnywoman Sarah Silverman has reportedly threatened to quit her hit show The Sarah Silverman Program after learning the budget for the series has been slashed by over $250,000 per episode.

The comedy was due to begin shooting its third season this year - but the program has allegedly fallen victim to the current global credit crunch, with its budget falling from $1.1 million to $850,000 per episode.

And the drastic cuts have infuriated Silverman and fellow executive producers Dan Sterling and Rob Schrab - with the trio vowing to walk out if the figures are not adjusted, ac...
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The Best Of A Bad Year: 2008

December 30th, 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...
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Slideshow: 2008 Celebrity Break-Ups

December 30th, 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

December 30th, 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...
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Spotlight On Comedic Couples

November 10th, 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...
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Sarah Silverman Addresses The Nation On Election Day

November 4th, 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 ...
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Jimmy Kimmel Embarrasses Ex On Late-Night TV

October 31st, 2008 3:51pm EDT
Jimmy with Ex
Comedienne Sarah Silverman was left embarrassed on ex-boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel's late-night talk show on Thursday, when the host screened lost footage of his former lover singing in a talent contest when she was a teen.

Silverman and Kimmel pretended to be awkward around each other as their interview started, but things really got uncomfortable when the host revealed he had a clip of his ex performing on a local Massachusetts talent show, called Community Auditions.

Silverman denied all knowledge of the contest and urged her ex to move on with his questions, but Kimmel revealed he...
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'The Sarah Silverman Program' Season 2: Vol. 1 Hits DVD Oct. 14; Win It

October 10th, 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....
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Billy Joel Helps Howard Stern Celebrate Nuptials

October 5th, 2008 3:00pm EDT
Billy Joel
Rocker Billy Joel turned wedding singer on Friday night, when he helped shock jock Howard Stern celebrate his nuptials to model girlfriend Beth Ostrosky in New York City.

Stern, 54, and Ostrosky, 36, exchanged vows on Friday at Le Cirque restaurant. They were joined by a host of celebrity pals including Joan Rivers, comedienne Sarah Silverman, and TV personalities Barbara Walters and Jimmy Kimmel.

Joel entertained the party guests with two songs, while funnyman Chevy Chase delivered a tongue-in-cheek roast to the newlyweds.

After the wedding reception, Rivers told People.com,...
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Hollywood Stars: 'Please - Just Don't Vote'

October 1st, 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...
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Jimmy Kimmel & Sarah Silverman Deny They Are Back Together

September 30th, 2008 9:41am EDT
Kimmelman
Jimmy Kimmel and ex Sarah Silverman have downplayed rumors of a romantic reunion after they were spotted holding hands in Los Angeles over the weekend.

Rumors the pair had given their relationship another go spread like wildfire after they were photographed acting like a couple again on a night out in L.A. The comedienne and the late night U.S. TV host split in July after five years together.

However a representative for the pair insists their tactile actions were purely platonic. The spokesperson tells Usweekly.com, "They remain close friends."

(This news article provid...
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'Monk' Recap: 100th Episode Was Worth Watching

September 8th, 2008 10:51am EDT
Monk
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...
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Mel B Makes Fun Of Single Jimmy Kimmel

July 26th, 2008 11:08am EDT
Mel B
Spice Girls star Mel B and newly-single comedian Jimmy Kimmel traded love life barbs on live TV in America on Thursday night after the late-night host poked fun at the pop star's romance with Eddie Murphy.

The Brit tried not to laugh when cheeky Kimmel asked her if she'd written a song about her ex-boyfriend on her forthcoming solo album.

But she couldn't hold the hysterics back when the funnyman quipped, "Were you secretly thrilled that Meet Dave (Murphy's new film) was such a huge bomb?"

Mel B got her own back on Kimmel when she tried to find him a new girlfriend following ...
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