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Billy Crystal says he’s hosting the Oscars, replacing Eddie Murphy (Updated)

Billy Crystal says he’s hosting the Oscars, replacing Eddie Murphy (Updated)

By | November 10, 2011 at 5:04 pm | One comment

UPDATE: The Academy has confirmed that Crystal will host the Oscars. Unless he's only joking, it looks like eight-time Oscar host, actor and longtime comedian Billy Crystal will be replacing Eddie Murphy as the Oscar host. Less than 30 minutes ago, Crystal tweeted "Am doing...

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Eddie Murphy flick “A Thousand Words” finally being released; watch the trailer

Eddie Murphy flick “A Thousand Words” finally being released; watch the trailer

By | November 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm | No comments

He may not be hosting the Oscars anymore, but he does co-star in Tower Heist, which, despite its embattled director Bratt Ratner, is doing just fine at the box office. And, as it turns out, that's not the only flick on the horizon for the iconic comedian. After nearly three...

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Tony Rock will host Jamie Foxx’s new sketch show for Showtime

Tony Rock will host Jamie Foxx’s new sketch show for Showtime

By | November 10, 2011 at 1:31 pm | No comments

We’re hearing that on the heels of his recent ill-fated and now canceled Fox sketch comedy series In The Flow with Affion Crockett, the multi-talented Jamie Foxx is now producing an R-rated sketch show for cable giant Showtime. And veteran comedian Tony Rock – brother of...

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“Tower Heist” producer Brian Grazer replaces “Tower Heist” director Brett Ratner at Oscars

“Tower Heist” producer Brian Grazer replaces “Tower Heist” director Brett Ratner at Oscars

By | November 10, 2011 at 10:13 am | One comment

Embattled Tower Heist director Brett Ratner has been replaced as Oscars producer by none other than longtime Hollywood bigwig Brian Grazer, who just so happens to be a producer on the same movie. Academy president Tom Sherak made the announcement this morning. "Brian Grazer...

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Gilda’s LaughFest will feature Jim Gaffigan, Whoopi Goldberg, Marc Maron and more

Gilda’s LaughFest will feature Jim Gaffigan, Whoopi Goldberg, Marc Maron and more

By | November 10, 2011 at 8:26 am | One comment

Jim Gaffigan, Whoopi Goldberg, Marc Maron and a seemingly endless list of other big name comedians are scheduled to perform at the second annual Gilda's LaughFest, to be held in Grand Rapids, MI next year from March 8 -18. The festival has a unique position within the country's...

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Who’s crazier– Mike Tyson as Herman Cain or Herman Cain as Herman Cain? (Video)

Who’s crazier– Mike Tyson as Herman Cain or Herman Cain as Herman Cain? (Video)

By | November 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm | One comment

The 2012 Presidential Election is undoubtedly going to be the inspiration for plenty of great comedy. How can we tell? Funny or Die has made their own Politics page to "cover" the race for office and killed it right from the start by enlisting none other than Mike Tyson as...

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Watch Jon Stewart’s 15-minute interview with Bill Clinton

Watch Jon Stewart’s 15-minute interview with Bill Clinton

By | November 9, 2011 at 1:45 pm | No comments

Former President Bill Clinton visited The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night. And because some people think Clinton is more important than, say, Clint Eastwood (the show's guest on Monday), Jon chatted with him for a full 15 minutes. Obviously, the whole interview didn't air...

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The Laughspin Interview: Who is Shelby Fero?

The Laughspin Interview: Who is Shelby Fero?

By | November 9, 2011 at 1:07 pm | 4 comments

As Twitter and web videos become more pervasive, new non-traditional comedy stars are emerging, building a noticeable following. In the case of recently-turned 18-year-old Shelby Fero, she has taken advantage of the groundswell in comedy on the Internet. She's built up a...

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The sexual tension between Emma Stone and Fred Armisen is palpable in new SNL promos

The sexual tension between Emma Stone and Fred Armisen is palpable in new SNL promos

By | November 9, 2011 at 10:12 am | No comments

Coming off the heels of a strong Charlie Day-hosted episode last weekend, Saturday Night Live returns this week with host Emma Stone (yay!) and musical guest Coldplay (Boo! And not the Halloween kind). In these just-released promos for the show, Stone and Fred Armisen address us...

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