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Rory Albanese sells sitcom to CBS, will leave Daily Show as executive producer

Rory Albanese sells sitcom to CBS, will leave Daily Show as executive producer

By | October 9, 2013 at 2:39 pm | No comments

Comedian Rory Albanese will end his five-year run as executive producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart this Thursday. Albanese, who has been with the Emmy award-winning show for seven years, has signed a development deal for two scripts with Warner Bros. TV. One of the...

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Kelly Ripa is developing a comedy for ABC

Kelly Ripa is developing a comedy for ABC

By | October 8, 2013 at 11:47 am | One comment

Kelly Ripa, the Longtime co-host of syndicated morning chat show Live with Regis and Kelly and now Live with Kelly and Michael has just inked a deal with ABC to producer her own sitcom for ABC. The untitled, multi-camera project will be produced with Ripa's husband, actor Mark...

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Watch the new ‘Walter Mitty’ trailer with Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig and more!

Watch the new ‘Walter Mitty’ trailer with Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig and more!

By | October 8, 2013 at 11:21 am | No comments

You'll have to wait until Christmas Day to peep The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, but at least you can check out this just-released trailer. The flick stars Ben Stiller as the titular character, an office worker who escapes his mundane life by living out fantastic adventures in...

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Miley Cyrus plays Michele Bachmann in government shutdown music video

Miley Cyrus plays Michele Bachmann in government shutdown music video

By | October 6, 2013 at 8:49 am | 2 comments

When Miley Cyrus released her bizarre video for "We Can't Stop" earlier this year, rational human beings would never have thought it would be mashed up with something as political as a government shutdown. But it has-- and to great effect. During last night's Saturday Night...

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The Onion reports on comedian who holds audience hostage with terrible jokes (Video)

The Onion reports on comedian who holds audience hostage with terrible jokes (Video)

By | October 4, 2013 at 2:08 pm | No comments

When stand-up comedy is great, it could transcend space and time; you don't want it to end and you're thinking and laughing in ways you never have before. But when it's bad and that social contract that keeps us in our seats prevents from just walking, you can start to feel like...

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Amazon Studios greenlights three original comedies

Amazon Studios greenlights three original comedies

By | October 3, 2013 at 12:41 pm | No comments

Amazon Studios has greenlit three original half-hour comedy pilots in an attempt to compete with video streaming giants Netflix and Hulu Plus. The pilots will stream for free on Amazon Instant Video in early 2014. Based on the feedback and viewership, Amazon will determine which...

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Mo’Nique to join the crowded female talk show landscape

Mo’Nique to join the crowded female talk show landscape

By | October 3, 2013 at 11:57 am | No comments

Daytime television is about to become a crowded woman's world. ABC/Disney is in talks to launch a new talk show with Queens of Comedy comic Mo'Nique. The Oscar-winning actress will compete against an already-funny daytime landscape filled with comediennes Whoopi Goldberg and...

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Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco is engaged

Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco is engaged

By | September 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm | No comments

Sorry, all of you really horny, out-of-touch Bing Bang Theory fans who wanted to have sex with Kaley Cuoco. She's officially engaged! "After a whirlwind three-month courtship, the Big Bang Theory star, 27, is engaged to tennis star Ryan Sweeting," reports Us Weekly. Cuoco, along...

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Kids stumble upon Jim Carrey on set of Dumb and Dumber sequel

Kids stumble upon Jim Carrey on set of Dumb and Dumber sequel

By | September 26, 2013 at 11:20 am | No comments

We shared with you yesterday the first photo from the set of the long-awaited Farrelly brothers sequel, Dumb and Dumber To. More photos of a bowl cut Jim Carrey have come to light, in this case from a very lucky Redditor. Yesterday, a user who goes by u/sheeprsexy posted a...

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