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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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Chelsea Handler poses topless on Instagram, calls herself a Kardashian (Photo)

Chelsea Handler poses topless on Instagram, calls herself a Kardashian (Photo)

By | August 14, 2014 at 1:02 pm | 3 comments

Chelsea Handler’s frustration with the world of celebrity has been well documented. She’s even ending her successful late night chat show Chelsea Lately, in part, because of it. She recently signed a deal with Netflix, wherein she’ll host a new talk show and film four...

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Robin Williams gets a Lego tribute (Photos)

Robin Williams gets a Lego tribute (Photos)

By | August 14, 2014 at 11:45 am | No comments

Since Robin Williams was confirmed dead on Monday, Aug. 11, fellow comedians and friends have offered words of support via social media and through essays. But everyone grieves differently. Take, for example, Australian Lego enthusiast Jay Ong. In tribute to Robin Williams, he...

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Norm Macdonald remembers the first time he met Robin Williams

Norm Macdonald remembers the first time he met Robin Williams

By | August 14, 2014 at 10:59 am | No comments

Since the death of Robin Williams this past Monday, Aug. 11 at the age of 63, a seemingly countless number of comedians have taken to social media, personal blogs and beyond to express their grief and relay their own experiences with the iconic comedian, who, after a...

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Daily Show with Jon Stewart launches podcast

Daily Show with Jon Stewart launches podcast

By | August 13, 2014 at 5:46 pm | One comment

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is coming to iTunes…without Jon Stewart. Comedy Central has launched a new podcast The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart, a bi-monthly behind-the-scenes show. Each 20-30 minute episode features Daily Show writers, producers and actors...

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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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Comedy Central renews Chris Hardwick’s @midnight, Internet wins for another 40 weeks

Comedy Central renews Chris Hardwick’s @midnight, Internet wins for another 40 weeks

By | August 13, 2014 at 3:45 pm | No comments

Social media late night game show @midnight will continue at Comedy Central. The network renewed Chris Hardwick's show, which features three comedians battling to win the Internet, for a second season. The new season will run for 40 weeks, which is 160 episodes, in 2015. Nerdist...

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MAD Magazine exclusive preview: The Worst People to Sit Near on a Plane

MAD Magazine exclusive preview: The Worst People to Sit Near on a Plane

By | August 12, 2014 at 1:07 pm | One comment

The folks over at MAD Magazine know that flying is not fun: cramped space, long lines and questionable food. In the upcoming issue of MAD Magazine, hitting stands on Tuesday, Teresa Burns Parkhurst shows you some of the worst people on your flight. Sometimes it's "The Cute...

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Robin Williams dead at 63: Comedians take to Twitter to express their grief

Robin Williams dead at 63: Comedians take to Twitter to express their grief

By | August 11, 2014 at 7:56 pm | 4 comments

As news of Robin Williams' apparent suicide quickly spread online tonight, fellow comedians took to Twitter to express their deep sadness and to encourage us to treat depression seriously. Below is a selection of those tweets. Williams was 63. My mother committed suicide at...

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