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Family Ties creator Gary David Goldberg dies at 68

Family Ties creator Gary David Goldberg dies at 68

By | June 24, 2013 at 10:55 am | No comments

After a long battle with brain cancer, Gary David Goldberg, the Emmy-award winning creator of the iconic comedy series Family Ties, died this morning at the age of 68, two days before his birthday. In addition to Family Ties, which launched the career of Michael J. Fox, Goldberg...

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Deon Cole responds to Food Network’s firing of Paula Deen (Video)

Deon Cole responds to Food Network’s firing of Paula Deen (Video)

By | June 22, 2013 at 1:48 pm | 3 comments

The Food Network last night announced the firing of Paula Deen, one of its most popular celebrity chefs. The reason: she made some racist comments in the past and wanted to dress up black servers as slaves at a wedding she was organizing. Oops! Well, comedian Deon Cole, host of...

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You should watch comedian Chris DiStefano’s debut on Late Show with David Letterman (Video)

You should watch comedian Chris DiStefano’s debut on Late Show with David Letterman (Video)

By | June 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm | 2 comments

Comedian Chris DiStefano has already earned the respect of the New York City comedy world, but last night he proved his mettle to the entire country as he made his stand-up comedy television debut on Late Show with David Letterman. DiStefano delivered a masterfully tight set...

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Sherri Shepherd on Mika Brzezinski: She laid in bed all night thinking of Russell Brand (Exclusive)

Sherri Shepherd on Mika Brzezinski: She laid in bed all night thinking of Russell Brand (Exclusive)

By | June 21, 2013 at 12:40 am | No comments

When Russell Brand dropped by to visit Morning Joe on MSNBC this week, his main objective was to promote his new stand-up tour The Messiah Complex. But as we saw, what he got were three co-hosts who barely seemed to know who he was and didn't bother to do any research. Katy...

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Chris Hardwick’s late night Comedy Central show gets a Twitter inspired name

Chris Hardwick’s late night Comedy Central show gets a Twitter inspired name

By | June 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm | One comment

Last month, Comedy Central announced that Chris Hardwick signed a deal to host a late-night talk show that would follow The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report four nights a week. So for those of you, who have been anxiously awaiting more details, wait no more!...

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Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer will co-star in lawyer comedy series for FX

Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer will co-star in lawyer comedy series for FX

By | June 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm | No comments

In what will go down in television history as one of the oddest pairings, Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer will star in a as-yet-untitled series for FX as a couple of Chicago lawyers. Much like the network’s Anger Management, the sitcom has been picked up with a 10/90 deal,...

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Courteney Cox directing dark comedy with Kate Walsh, Seann William Scott, Rob Riggle

Courteney Cox directing dark comedy with Kate Walsh, Seann William Scott, Rob Riggle

By | June 14, 2013 at 12:59 pm | One comment

Former Friends star Courteney Cox is going to the big screen, but it will be behind the camera. The Cougar Town star will be directing the feature film, Hello I Must Be Going, written by David Flebotte and starring Seann William Scott and Kate Walsh, Deadline reports. While she...

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Smash star Megan Hilty joins new Sean Hayes series on NBC

Smash star Megan Hilty joins new Sean Hayes series on NBC

By | June 14, 2013 at 11:50 am | No comments

Megan Hilty and Sean Hayes will reunite-the two have been seen on Smash together- to co-star in a new NBC primetime comedy Sean Saves The World. Created by Victor Fresco, the comedy focuses on the Sean (Hayes) as he tries to parent his 14-year-old daughter (Samantha Iser) who...

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The Muppets may be coming to Broadway and the movie sequel gets a new title

The Muppets may be coming to Broadway and the movie sequel gets a new title

By | June 14, 2013 at 11:33 am | No comments

Even though the film The Muppets…Again! (which has just been renamed The Muppets Most Wanted) is still in production, the Muppets are wasting no time in making plans for the future. Disney is working to create a live show that would resemble a Broadway musical. To test out the...

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