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Gabriel Iglesias cast in male stripper flick

Gabriel Iglesias cast in male stripper flick

By | August 29, 2011 at 6:06 pm | One comment

Hugely popular comedian Gabriel Iglesias, known equally for his jokes as he is, his girth, has signed on for a role in Steven Soderbergh's new drama flick about the world of male strippers. Magic Mike stars Channing Tatum, based on the actor's real-life experiences in the exotic...

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Variety “comic to watch” Ali Wong lands role in Chelsea Handler comedy series

Variety “comic to watch” Ali Wong lands role in Chelsea Handler comedy series

By | August 26, 2011 at 8:26 am | One comment

The new NBC comedy based on the life of comedian Chelsea Handler and starring former That '70s Show star Laura Prepon Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea has added emerging funny-woman Ali Wong to its revamped cast. Wong has been confirmed to play Bianca, a child of immigrant...

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Jon Stewart will host Nirvana chat session on Sirius XM

Jon Stewart will host Nirvana chat session on Sirius XM

By | August 26, 2011 at 8:08 am | No comments

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the release of Nirvana's seminal album Nevermind, Jon Stewart will host a Q &A session with the two remaining band members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic along with Butch Vig, the producer behind the album. The two-hour session -- to be...

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And the winner of the Sarah Silverman bidding war is…

And the winner of the Sarah Silverman bidding war is…

By | August 18, 2011 at 10:05 pm | One comment

By yesterday, we knew that Sarah Silverman was a wanted woman, with at least three networks vying for her pilot pitch. In the end, the peacock network beat out ABC and snagged a pilot order for Sarah Silverman's untitled single camera comedy show. With Imagine Entertainment...

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Eddie Murphy will voice movie version of 1970s animated show “Hong Kong Phooey”

Eddie Murphy will voice movie version of 1970s animated show “Hong Kong Phooey”

By | August 11, 2011 at 9:59 pm | 2 comments

A big screen animated feature version of Hanna-Barbera's 1974 TV series Hong Kong Phooey has been green-lit with Eddie Murphy voicing the protagonist hero. It's totally understandable that movie execs have been inspired by the piles of money the Smurfs movie is racking up, but...

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Ben Stiller’s fake “Tropic Thunder” trailers inspire new Web series

Ben Stiller’s fake “Tropic Thunder” trailers inspire new Web series

By | August 11, 2011 at 12:48 pm | No comments

Inspired by the fake trailers sprinkled into 2008's Tropic Thunder, Ben Stiller is set to launch The Fake Trailer Project-- essentially a series of 12 trailer parodies offered as a new Web series. The trailers will be unveiled one week at a time beginning in late fall or early...

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Weird Al Yankovic will release comedy special, DVD, Blu-Ray and more through Comedy Central

Weird Al Yankovic will release comedy special, DVD, Blu-Ray and more through Comedy Central

By | August 8, 2011 at 7:39 pm | One comment

Comedy Central announced today an exclusive multi-platform deal with Weird Al Yankovic, the most prolific comedy recording artist of all time. The deal consists of three main prongs-- the first of which is the world premiere of Weird Al' Yankovic Live! - The Alpocalypse Tour....

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Reno 911!’s Robert Ben Garant will write “gritty” Disney movie

Reno 911!’s Robert Ben Garant will write “gritty” Disney movie

By | August 8, 2011 at 10:05 am | No comments

Robert Ben Garant has been tapped to pen Tux, a feature film adaption of Japaneese graphic novel Tuxedo Gin. It took two years for the studio to close the rights to the Tokihiko Matsuura-created Japanese property, which were controlled by Shogakukan in Japan and VIZ Media in...

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Stephen Colbert has his doubts about the new multi-racial Spider-Man (Video)

Stephen Colbert has his doubts about the new multi-racial Spider-Man (Video)

By | August 6, 2011 at 8:45 am | No comments

Peter Parker has been placed in a pine box - or maybe not, but isn't alliteration fun? Anyway, Parker has indeed kicked the can and the choice to replace him is causing quite a nerd stir on the Interwebs. A new half-Hispanic, half-Black Spider-Man makes his debut in the...

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