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Toronto mayor Rob Ford seen in drunken rant: will he take Jon Stewart’s advice now? (Video)

Toronto mayor Rob Ford seen in drunken rant: will he take Jon Stewart’s advice now? (Video)

By | November 7, 2013 at 6:32 pm | 4 comments

Jon Stewart pleaded with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to resign after he finally admitted this week that, yes, he has smoked crack— and the reports of a video wherein he smoked crack, did, indeed exist. Since that episode of The Daily Show aired, things have only gotten worse for...

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Comedy Central announces web series development slate; renews Ari Shaffir’s online storytelling show

Comedy Central announces web series development slate; renews Ari Shaffir’s online storytelling show

By | November 7, 2013 at 10:51 am | No comments

Comedy Central has always been excellent at keeping up with the times and not fighting the demand for free online content. Its online platform, CC: Studios, has announced its current development slate for its comedy web series. Among the projects is Strong Island, a show about...

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Conan O’Brien will develop buddy comedy for Fox

Conan O’Brien will develop buddy comedy for Fox

By | November 6, 2013 at 4:14 pm | No comments

After his Rebel Wilson project, Super Fun Night, recently premiered on ABC, Conan O'Brien is developing another buddy comedy for Fox. I Knew You When is about the bumpy road to success, told from the dual perspectives of two old men who have already fulfilled their long lives...

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Russell Brand attends Million Mask March in London; calls for a revolution (Video)

Russell Brand attends Million Mask March in London; calls for a revolution (Video)

By | November 6, 2013 at 2:53 pm | One comment

Across the pond, comedian Russell Brand's call for a political and social revoltuion has gone viral on YouTube after his appearance on British news program Newsnight a couple of weeks ago. In the interview, which has well over 9 million views on YouTube, called for a change in...

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Workaholics stars team up with Scott Rudin for untitled comedy film; potential Workaholics movie?

Workaholics stars team up with Scott Rudin for untitled comedy film; potential Workaholics movie?

By | November 4, 2013 at 3:01 pm | No comments

Could Blake, Adam, and Ders be moving to the big screen? Well, actors Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, and Anders Holm are. The Hollywood Reporter announced that the creators of the hit Comedy Central show Workaholics are teaming up with producer Scott Rudin for an untitled comedy...

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The Simpsons pay tribute to Marcia Wallace in opening credits (Photo)

The Simpsons pay tribute to Marcia Wallace in opening credits (Photo)

By | November 4, 2013 at 12:25 pm | No comments

The Simpsons inserted a heart-warming tribute to deceased cast member Marcia Wallace in their first episode since the actress' death. Wallace was the iconic voice behind Bart Simpsons' teacher Mrs. Krabappel. She passed away from pneumonia complications on October 25. In the...

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Ellen DeGeneres bares (almost) all in Halloween costume (Video)

Ellen DeGeneres bares (almost) all in Halloween costume (Video)

By | November 4, 2013 at 11:09 am | No comments

Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres bared (almost) all in her Nicki Minaj costume this year. "I decided to go as something really scary this year: half-naked," she joked in her opening monologue. On her Halloween episode, DeGeneres strutted out in front of her audience with a very...

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Limited edition Simpsons print available Nov. 13 (Photo)

Limited edition Simpsons print available Nov. 13 (Photo)

By | November 1, 2013 at 12:17 pm | No comments

To celebrate years of Treehouse of Horrors episodes of The Simpsons, pop art genius Dave Perillo created this super cool print. Hardcore fans of Fox's animated hit will able to purchase the 12 x 36-inch print Nov. 13 on darkinkart.com. But here's the catch; only 250 have been...

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Ellen DeGeneres develops lesbian-led sitcom with NBC

Ellen DeGeneres develops lesbian-led sitcom with NBC

By | October 29, 2013 at 12:29 pm | No comments

Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres is getting back into the sitcom game. The daytime talk show host is in development with NBC to executive produce a multi-camera sitcom with a lesbian lead character. The untitled project centers on a lesbian and her straight male best friend who get...

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