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HBO cancels ‘Bored to Death’ and two other quality comedies

HBO cancels ‘Bored to Death’ and two other quality comedies

By | December 20, 2011 at 10:43 pm | 6 comments

UPDATE: 12/22/11 -- 3:40 pm ET Bored to Death creator Jonathan Ames ended up spending $1,600 on drinks in two different bars in Brooklyn. All for his fans. Check out Vulture's play-by-play account of the festivities. UPDATE: 12/21/11 -- 11 am ET Jonathan Ames has...

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Grammy nominations for best comedy album not as horrible as usual

Grammy nominations for best comedy album not as horrible as usual

By | December 1, 2011 at 8:30 am | 13 comments

The folks at the Grammys have had a recent history of nominating some pretty questionable albums for their Best Comedy Album category. In 2008 they gave the award to Flight of the Conchords for their 23-minute EP The Distant Future (not an album). In 2009, George Lopez's album...

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GQ names Kristen Wiig ‘bro’ of the year, posts half naked photo (to show her like a bro)

GQ names Kristen Wiig ‘bro’ of the year, posts half naked photo (to show her like a bro)

By | November 22, 2011 at 1:07 pm | 16 comments

It seems every now and again, GQ tries to act like they give a shit about comedy. In July, a half-naked Mila Kunis adorned the cover of their fourth annual comedy issue. It was a progressive step, I guess, because men usually end up on the comedy issue's cover (think Zach...

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Judd Apatow thinks there should be a comedy category at the Oscars; what do you think?

Judd Apatow thinks there should be a comedy category at the Oscars; what do you think?

By | November 21, 2011 at 11:28 am | 12 comments

A few days ago, Judd Apatow tweeted this message out to his 365,000+ followers: “Since comedies are rarely up for Oscars it does make sense to have a comedy category. It would just add more fun categories.” It set off a bit of lively discussion, which then followed him to...

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Tyler Perry defends casting Kim Kardashian in new comedy, cites God and faith

Tyler Perry defends casting Kim Kardashian in new comedy, cites God and faith

By | November 17, 2011 at 5:58 pm | No comments

Tyler Perry, also known as the highest paid man in entertainment, has gotten a lot of shit for casting reality star Kim Kardashian in his latest film, The Wedding Counselor, in which she plays a friend who gives the main character lots of advice about life and relationships....

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Which funny dude would you bang– Ty Burell, Kevin Hart, Seth MacFarlane or Joel McHale?

Which funny dude would you bang– Ty Burell, Kevin Hart, Seth MacFarlane or Joel McHale?

By | November 11, 2011 at 1:42 pm | 10 comments

We don't know about you guys, but we're sick of female comedians constantly being objectified based on their looks. We think it's high time folks start objectifying funny dudes. Right? Right. Well People magazine does just that in their upcoming issue (on stands Nov. 18)...

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Why the hell did Eddie Murphy drop out of the Oscars?

Why the hell did Eddie Murphy drop out of the Oscars?

By | November 9, 2011 at 2:18 pm | 7 comments

Eddie Murphy has dropped out of hosting the Oscars. What kind of fucked up show of solidarity is this? Let me get this straight. Brett Ratner, Murphy's director in the new film Tower Heist, was set to produce next year's awards show. Then Ratner said a bunch of fucked up...

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Did Tower Heist director Brett Ratner do the right thing by quitting the Oscars?

Did Tower Heist director Brett Ratner do the right thing by quitting the Oscars?

By | November 9, 2011 at 11:09 am | 3 comments

Director of the new comedy flick Tower Heist, starring iconic comedian Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller, Brett Ratner was super excited about getting the gig to produce the upcoming Academy Awards. He kind of came as a package deal, as Murphy is set to host. But, now Ratner has...

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Tower Heist director tells Howard Stern he was joking about his past romance with Olivia Munn

Tower Heist director tells Howard Stern he was joking about his past romance with Olivia Munn

By | November 7, 2011 at 1:28 pm | No comments

Last week Tower Heist director Brett Ratner appears on G4’s Attack of the Show and addressed rumors that back in the day he had sex with Olivia Munn, Attack’s former co-host. In her book, Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek, Munn writes about an...

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