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Robin Williams diagnosed with Parkinson’s before suicide

Robin Williams diagnosed with Parkinson’s before suicide

By | August 14, 2014 at 2:21 pm | One comment

Robin Williams, who was found dead on Monday, Aug. 11, after comitting suicide had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease recently. "Robin's sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson's...

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Dying Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon teams with Fusion for animal rights documentary

Dying Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon teams with Fusion for animal rights documentary

By | August 13, 2014 at 5:22 pm | No comments

The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon is partnering with young network Fusion to produce a documentary about battling cancer and fighting for animal rights. The Emmy Award-winning writer and producer has been battling colorectal cancer since 2012. In his final months, Fusion will...

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Robin Williams dead at 63, suicide confirmed

Robin Williams dead at 63, suicide confirmed

By | August 11, 2014 at 7:16 pm | No comments

Iconic comedian Robin Williams died today at the age of 63. Police suspect suicide. "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings," Williams' wife of nearly three years Susan Schneider said,...

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The Lonely Island teams up with Judd Apatow for musical comedy movie

The Lonely Island teams up with Judd Apatow for musical comedy movie

By | August 8, 2014 at 4:19 pm | One comment

They reaffirmed their status as a powerful musical comedy force last year with the release of The Wack Album, and now The Lonely Island is headed to the bigscreen with help from Judd Apatow. Universal and Apatow, under his Judd Apatow Productions, will produce a comedy set in...

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Larry David playing Larry David type in Broadway debut

Larry David playing Larry David type in Broadway debut

By | August 7, 2014 at 11:52 am | No comments

Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld creator Larry David will make his Broadway debut next spring. Fish In The Dark, previously titled Shiva, is a comedy surrounding a death in a family and a very Larry David-like character. "It might even be Larry David with a different name,"...

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Comedy Central announces South Park, Key & Peele, Tosh.0 season premiere dates

Comedy Central announces South Park, Key & Peele, Tosh.0 season premiere dates

By | August 4, 2014 at 8:03 pm | One comment

Start setting your DVRs up to record your favorite Comedy Central Shows. Tosh.0, South Park, Key & Peele and more have new season premiere dates for this fall. Everyone's favorite foul-mouthed children will return for their 18th season on Comedy Central on Wednesday, Sept....

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Neal Brennan loves Louis C.K. but says ‘Louie’ is the kale of television (Interview)

Neal Brennan loves Louis C.K. but says ‘Louie’ is the kale of television (Interview)

By | August 1, 2014 at 7:34 pm | 19 comments

In this vast, cacophonous digital age, television programming finds inspiration from Twitter feeds, Tumblr blogs, podcasts and YouTube channels. So, it’s oddly quaint that Sundance TV is about to launch a new series based on one page of a magazine (magazines are like books but...

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic won’t release another traditional album, probably

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic won’t release another traditional album, probably

By | August 1, 2014 at 11:21 am | No comments

'Weird Al' Yankovic has made news with his first-ever number one record. His 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, debuted at the top of the charts with the help of popular parodies "Foil" and "Word Crimes". Now at the end of his record deal, Yankovic admitted that he is probably...

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Judd Apatow returns to stand-up, talks Trainwreck, Simpsons, more! (Laughspin Podcast)

Judd Apatow returns to stand-up, talks Trainwreck, Simpsons, more! (Laughspin Podcast)

By | July 28, 2014 at 1:51 pm | No comments

On this very special episode of The Laughspin Podcast, I sat down with the mighty Judd Apatow on the set of Trainwreck, the movie written by and starring Amy Schumer, which Apatow is currently directing and producing. We chatted inside Apatow’s trailer on Staten Island, where...

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