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Charlie Day Gives A Fantastic And Hilarious Commencement Speech At Merrimack College

May 21st, 2014 3:42pm EDT
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Always Sunny star and producer Charlie Day steps up to the podium to give a commence speech for the graduating class of his alma mater, Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusettes.

His speech is snarky, fun, a bit crude, but most of all, inspiring. Like many celebrities who give speeches, Charlie's speech is actually a learning experience. As he himself says, it's not particularly eloquent or refined - but it doesn't need to be, and if it was, it simply wouldn't have been the same.

He tells the students about a young Charlie Day who faced some very relatable crossroads, who was h...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Gets Quarantined

October 17th, 2013 2:18pm EDT
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If "The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award" was the Sunny creators' way of putting the Television Academy on notice, "The Gang Gets Quarantined" is an exercise in providing some excellent material for Glenn Howerton's Emmy nomination reel. As a whole, it's not one of the best episodes in recent memory, but thanks to Howerton's performance and some really funny moments, it manages to stay just above average.

One of those funny moments is the cold open, which finds the original gang doin' a little East Coast swing. It's been a while since we've seen them harmonizing their hearts out (my...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' 100th Episode Recap: The Gang Saves The Day

October 10th, 2013 11:34am EDT
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This week's episode was Sunny's 100th, and perhaps in celebration of that, the gang offered us a protracted peek into each of their warped minds. When I realized that this was just going to be a collection of fantasy sequences, I groaned in anticipation of 22 wasted minutes of screen time that many long-running sitcoms phone in once in a while (e.g., "it was all a dream" episodes, "what if" scenarios, the dreaded clip shows). But I should have known better. In the hands of skilled writers, these types of hackneyed plot devices can actually work and seem fresh. And while "The Gang Saves the ...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: Mac Day

October 3rd, 2013 3:14pm EDT
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Yesterday was no ordinary day in Philadelphia — it was Mac Day. Mac Day, as we discovered, was just one of the five days that the gang created for each member to make everyone else do whatever the days' honoree wants. At first blush, it seems like a strangely generous setup for such a selfish group of people. But as Mac Day rolls along, it becomes apparent that each member of the gang is simply going through the motions until it's their day, all while filing away the events of their friends' days to use as fuel for future mockery.   

Being the religious one of the group, Mac patterns the s...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Tries Desperately To Win An Award

September 19th, 2013 9:04am EDT
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After accumulating nine seasons of hilarity and a devoted fanbase, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” finally decided to come right out (sort of) and ask the question we've all been pondering for nearly a decade: why the hell has this show never won (or even been nominated for) a major award? Not that the writers, cast or viewers really care about awards, right? Awards are stupid, right? Yes. But still. You've gotta think that someone like Glenn Howerton, who's just been killing it for the past few seasons, must go a little mad once in a while thinking about Jon Cryer snuggling up to his E...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap -- Gun Fever Too: Still Hot

September 12th, 2013 10:42am EDT
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Last night on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” the gang addressed the hot-button issue of gun control in the same fashion that the rest of the world does: they formed two opposing sides who yelled at each other about how stupid and wrong they are.

Frank set everything in motion with his appearance on "Good Morning Philadelphia" (hoagie in hand), where he described his recent experience being held up by gun-toting thugs. Crediting his survival to his two pieces that are on him at all times, he urged everyone to get down to Gunther's Guns to arm themselves. This whipped the rest of the g...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Episode: 'The Gang Broke Dee'

September 5th, 2013 9:10am EDT
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For nine seasons, the It’s Always Sunny gang has razzed on each other. On Dennis, they’ve pointed out his sociopathic tendencies - for Mac, his delusions of attractiveness and karate skills. For Charlie, his illiteracy and strange living situation. For Frank, his overall disgustingness. But none of the gang has gotten quite the amount of hate as Sweet Dee, the gang’s punching bag.

After nine years of being called a bird, unattractive, and untalented, Sweet Dee finally breaks. She’s become immune to the digs and bird jokes and transformed into a trash-cake eating, smoking, un-bathed, shell ...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap - Reynolds vs. Reynolds: The Cereal Defense

December 21st, 2012 5:14pm EST
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The "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” season finales tend to involve the gang in big productions, like putting on a bizarre musical, dancing their asses off (at both radio station-sponsored marathons and high school reunions), entering a flip cup competition or experiencing the miracle of childbirth. Season 8 followed this trend with something of a huge production, albeit one that the gang only put on for themselves...and one random bar patron.

After Frank plows into Dennis at a stop light, the two swing by Paddy's to argue over who was at fault and who is liable for the damages to Denni...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'Charlie Rules the World'

December 7th, 2012 3:50pm EST
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If last week's episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” suffered from too much Frank, this week's benefited from a whole lot of Charlie. 'Cause there can never be too much Charlie.

As a matter of fact, "Charlie Rules the World" made me feel like I've actually been suffering from a Charlie deficiency. I just got to thinking about how Charlie Day was the breakout star of the show in the first few seasons, but seemed to take a step back somewhere around Season 5. Or maybe it's just that the last few seasons have been totally owned by Glenn Howerton, who's turned Dennis into one of ...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'Frank's Back in Business'

December 1st, 2012 1:30pm EST
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OK, I'm just gonna say it, and you people can stone me (or think I'm stoned) if you want: Frank is my least favorite "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" character. Don't get me wrong; I have mad love for Danny DeVito. And it's not that I dislike Frank. Saying he's my least favorite character out of a cast of amazing characters is kind of like saying that Sunday is my least favorite day of the weekend. I mean, it's still a pretty damn good day off work. But in my opinion, Frank is to "Sunny" what Newman is to "Seinfeld": a character so completely deranged and sub-human that he always brings ...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'Charlie's Mom Has Cancer'

November 17th, 2012 9:17am EST
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This week's episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” put a new twist on Season 1's "Charlie Has Cancer." This time "Charlie's Mom Has Cancer," or so she claims, having finally succumbed to Mrs. Mac's constant smoking. (Who has two thumbs and forgot those ladies were roommates? This girl.) But considering this season has been all about "recycling," I doubt anyone watching really bought that story.

The episode is less about cancer than it is about scams: quack doctors scamming desperate patients, the church scamming desperate believers, a psychic scamming desperate Dee, and Dennis and...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'The Gang Gets Analyzed'

November 9th, 2012 2:19pm EST
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If there's anything the gang from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” needs it's a shrink, so last night's episode, "The Gang Gets Analyzed" was long overdue. And at the risk of sounding like some idiot "American Idol" judge who calls every performance the "best performance so far," I have to say proclaim this week's episode the funniest of the season...so far. Yeah, dawg.

It starts out basic enough, with Dee dragging the gang to a therapist (the always wonderful Kerri Kenney-Silver) to find out who's responsible for doing the dishes from their recent dinner party. But of course, as the ...
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Morena Baccarin Laments Turning Down 'IASIP' Transsexual Role

November 8th, 2012 10:41am EST
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Homeland and Stargate SG-1 star Morena Baccarin had to give up her role as a male-to-female transsexual in cult comedy series It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia after landing another TV job.

The sexy actress played the quirky character in the show's pilot but had already moved on when it was picked up by bosses at cable channel FX.

She tells TV Guide magazine, "It was a lot of fun and we went crazy with it (character). The biggest research was what to put in my pants to make it (penis) look real.

"After the show got officially picked up, I was working on another project and couldn't do...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'Charlie and Dee Find Love'

November 2nd, 2012 12:02pm EDT
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I may be in the minority with this opinion, but last week's Halloween episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" just didn't do it for me. (That's not why it wasn't recapped; I was actually out of town.) While most of the McPoyle-based episodes are pretty strong, I felt that, aside from a few non-McPoyle moments (Dee sucking "bat poison" out of Frank's head and nearly everything Charlie did, including forgetting how to drive, his "Jaws" speech, and his Batman/horror genre conversation with Mac), it focused so much on elevating the freakishness of everyone's favorite inbred family that t...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'The Gang Recycles Their Trash'

October 19th, 2012 12:15pm EDT
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After a Hopper incident that caused me to miss the premiere of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (insert a Liam McPoyle slow-mo “Noooooooo!” here), the DVR gods were merciful and finally allowed me to get in on some Season 8 action. Although, while watching the cold open of this season’s second episode, I was a little concerned that, through some sort of weird, wormhole-y, space-time mix-up, I’d actually recorded an episode from Season 3, specifically “The Gang Finds a Dumpster Baby.” As Dennis, Mac and Dee waded through the trash piled up behind Paddy’s, Dennis’s remarks about their “thr...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Stars Kaitlin Olson & Rob McElhenney Welcome Second Son

April 5th, 2012 11:40pm EDT
Kaitlin Olson & Rob McElhenney
Married It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia stars Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney are celebrating after becoming parents again.

Actress Olson gave birth to little Leo Grey McElhenney early on Thursday at the couple's home in Los Angeles.

Olson and McElhenney wed in 2008 and welcomed son Axel Lee in 2010.
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The Best Of 2011 - Starpulse.com Editors' Picks

January 1st, 2012 9:00pm EST
Editor's Picks 2011
You've seen the rest, now see OUR best - Starpulse contributing editors Pete Weiss, Noelle Talmon, Kevin Blair & Casey Johnson bring you their favorites from the year that was - 2011. We've been watching & listening, too, and here's what we think are the best TV shows (Drama, Comedy & Reality), the best movie of the year, and the albums that had the most plays on our iPods...

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Best TV Show, Drama: Breaking Bad

The big networks should follow AMC's lead, as they continue to produce the best programs on television. Season 4 of Breaking Bad was no exception, great acting and...
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'Drive' Dominates The 2011 Satellite Awards

December 19th, 2011 10:28am EST
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Action thriller Drive was the toast of the 2011 Satellite Awards on Sunday night, winning four of the ceremony's top honors.

Nicolas Winding Refn was named Best Director, while the movie's lead Ryan Gosling fought off competition from stars including George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gary Oldman and Brad Pitt to take home the Best Actor prize.

Albert Brooks landed the Best Supporting Actor trophy, and Refn's movie also won the Best Sounding Editing prize.

However, Drive missed out on the Best Picture Of The Year award, which went to Clooney's The Descendants. The film, a top tip for ...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: 'The High School Reunion Part 2: The Gang's Revenge'

December 16th, 2011 11:28am EST
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"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” closed out its seventh season last night with the conclusion of last week’s high school reunion tale, and thankfully the second half was better than the first. Still, it didn’t come close to the high expectations I had for it. I may eventually come around on this (as I did with “The Nightman Cometh,” an episode I inexplicably didn’t like upon first viewing), but for now I’m calling it the series’ weakest season ender yet. (Oh, there will be rankings. Just wait.)

Picking up from where we left off last week, the gang is collectively humiliated. Dennis a...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'The High School Reunion'

December 9th, 2011 11:14am EST
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In the first half of the "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” Season 7 finale, the gang heads to their high school reunion. Although there were plenty of familiar names and faces and some good moments, the episode wasn’t up to the level that I expect from “Sunny” – especially for a season-ender. Hopefully, the second half will wrap up this season in the proper demented and darkly funny fashion.

It’s always been apparent that high school was a pivotal time for the gang, and none of them seem to have changed very much since those days. Dee may have physically changed – from the Aluminum M...
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Kings Of Leon Members To Cameo On 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'

December 8th, 2011 8:52pm EST
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Kings of Leon rockers Nathan and Jared Followill are making their acting debut on Danny DeVito's madcap TV comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

The brothers recently joined DeVito and cast members Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney to film cameos for the cult series - and it airs on Thursday night.

Alerting fans to his guest appearance on his Twitter.com blog, Jared Followill writes, "I'm making my acting debut tonight on It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia... with @Glenn_Howerton. It's touching stuff."

And his proud brother and bandmate Nathan also urged fans to tune in,...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: 'Thunder Gun Express'

December 2nd, 2011 12:54pm EST
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Sorry for the delay with today's recap, folks. I was having some Internet problems. I blame Obama.

This week, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” tries a theme episode – the action-movie-within-an-action-movie, “Thunder Gun Express” – with mixed results. Although there are some funny moments, it never reaches the level of the brilliant “Community” theme episodes, against which all theme episodes must now be measured. Compared to its own attempts at themes or gimmicks, this installment of “Sunny” is certainly better than “Frank’s Brother” or “The Gang Cracks the Liberty Bell,” but not near...
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'Drive' And 'War Horse' Lead 2011 Satellite Awards Nominations

December 2nd, 2011 9:18am EST
Drive Movie
Action thriller Drive and Steven Spielberg's latest epic War Horse lead the International Press Academy's nominations for the 2011 Satellite Awards with eight nods apiece.

Both movies are up for Best Film, alongside The Artist, The Descendants, The Help, Hugo, Moneyball, Midnight in Paris, Shame and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy while Drive's Ryan Gosling and Albert Brooks are among the nominees for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively.

Competing with Gosling for the Best Actor trophy will be George Clooney (The Descendants), Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar), Michael Fassbender (Sh...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'How Mac Got Fat'

November 18th, 2011 10:26am EST
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While last week’s episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” started in the middle and never looked back, this week’s installment is told mostly in flashback. Via the classic church confessional setup, Mac finally acknowledges the elephant in the room: that he is the elephant in the room. (Oh, snap!)

Although Mac now realizes that the extra mass around his waist isn’t muscle, he isn’t about to take responsibility for being fat. As that poor priest quickly discovers, “How Mac Got Fat” is a convoluted story, told from Mac’s POV, that explains why the Paddy’s gang of “sinners and pricks...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: 'The Gang Gets Trapped'

November 11th, 2011 9:20am EST
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"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” shook up its formula this week with "The Gang Gets Trapped," a creative yet odd episode that caught up with the gang in media res. For a story that was pretty much all "middle"—with no flashback to its beginning and an awkward ending—it was easy to follow, wildly entertaining and jam-packed with laugh-out-loud moments.

The episode takes place entirely in an unknown person's home, and begins with Dennis and Dee trapped in the closet with R. Kelly nowhere to be found and Frank hiding under a bed. With a clever bit of exposition, Dennis quickly ge...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: 'The ANTI-Social Network'

November 4th, 2011 9:45am EDT
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This week, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” asks the questions: Would Paddy's Pub have more business if it had a Facebook page? Why does Dennis seem like a Facebook novice, when he should have long been using any number of social media sites to lure women down to the bang bunker? Is shushing just about the most annoying thing a person can do to another person? Can a man blow a sign off a building? Some of these are answered; the most vexing one is not. I mean, seriously, how has Dennis overlooked the woman-hunting power of the Internet thus far? Wasn't he on MySpace back when Frank creat...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: 'Chardee MacDennis: The Game Of Games'

October 28th, 2011 10:55am EDT
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This week on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” the gang introduces us to Chardee MacDennis. Although that sounds like a character from some terrible young adult fiction series, it’s not. It’s a game. Actually, to quote Charlie, “it’s not just a game, it’s a war.”

It seems that once upon a time, the gang created their own board game – a game that is once again being dusted off as an antidote to mind-numbing boredom. I immediately love this idea because I remember back to when I was a kid and how my friends and I would occasionally attempt to create the “best game ever” and fail miser...
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'Always Sunny's' Kaitlin Olson Pregnant With Her Second Child

October 27th, 2011 2:38pm EDT
Kaitlin Olson
Married It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia co-stars Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney are expecting their second child.

The actress gave birth to the couple's son, Axel Lee, last year and now the star is pregnant with another boy.

She jokes to People.com, "We're having a boy! We're so happy that Axel gets to have a brother so close in age. And that I get to add another set of balls to my very, very male world. We found out I was pregnant during my mom's birthday weekend in Ojai (California)."

"I was instantly so proud of this baby for already knowing how to make someone else's special d...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'The Storm of the Century'

October 21st, 2011 9:11am EDT
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Although it's not on the same level as the first few episodes of this season, the latest episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is definitely a step up from the meh-ness of last week's "Frank's Brother."

In "The Storm of the Century," we get to see how each member of the gang reacts to a potential crisis—in this case, the kind of media-hyped storm that drives people with perfectly normal digestive systems to run out and stock up on a year's supply of toilet paper.

It's revealed that Paddy's basement is equipped with a bunker, which Dee insisted upon prior to Y2K (the "robopocay...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: 'Frank's Brother'

October 14th, 2011 1:50pm EDT
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It seems that after the frenzied hilarity of the first three episodes and last week’s rather dark turn, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is taking a breather with a rather lackluster decade-spanning flashback fantasy. But given that this season has been strong right out of the gate, that’s perfectly OK.

Much like the other fantasy ep, “The Gang Cracks the Liberty Bell,” “Frank’s Brother” probably won’t end up on a lot of “best of” lists nor does it really warrant repeated viewings. Still, it’s not without its charm. However, most of that charm doesn’t come from any of the main charac...
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