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Remember when Joan Rivers launched a protest against Costco? (Video)

Remember when Joan Rivers launched a protest against Costco? (Video)

By | March 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm | No comments

In week three of the new season of Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? -- Saturday at 9 pm ET on WEtv -- we finally get to see how the infamous book banning incident went down. If you're not sure what we're talking about, we'll break it down: In August of last year, Rivers made...

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Aisha Tyler to release new book ‘Self-Inflicted Wounds’ this summer

Aisha Tyler to release new book ‘Self-Inflicted Wounds’ this summer

By | January 10, 2013 at 3:52 pm | One comment

I may be the only grown man in America who owns Swerve: Reckless Observations of a Postmodern Girl, comedian and actress Aisha Tyler’s 2005 collection of essays. But I’m not ashamed. Talent is talent and funny is funny and learning about dating from a gal’s perspective is...

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You can read the proposal that landed Lena Dunham a $3.7 million book deal

You can read the proposal that landed Lena Dunham a $3.7 million book deal

By | December 7, 2012 at 4:47 pm | One comment

So, Gawker got a hold of Lena Dunham's complete book proposal-- the one that landed the Girls creator and star a reported $3.7 million deal. So, if you're interested in such things, you can check it out now. Tell us what you think. Is it something you'd read? LenaBook-1 Be...

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The Laughspin Interview with John Hodgman

The Laughspin Interview with John Hodgman

By | November 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm | 3 comments

There's only one man who can generate 16 hours of humorous, insightful and intelligent audio read by the likes of Patton Oswalt, Dick Cavett, Jon Hamm, Paul Rudd, Sarah Vowell, Brooke Shields, Scott Adsit, Robin Goldwasser, Jonathan Coulton, John Roderick and Rachel Maddow. His...

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World famous Comic Strip gets the book treatment in ‘Make ‘Em Laugh’

World famous Comic Strip gets the book treatment in ‘Make ‘Em Laugh’

By | October 22, 2012 at 11:02 am | 2 comments

If you consider yourself a comedy nerd in any capacity, next time you visit New York City, you'll need to drop by the legendary Comic Strip Live, which sits proudly on Manhattan's Upper East Side. It's where a seemingly countless number of iconic comedians got their start: Chris...

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‘Girls’ creator Lena Dunham looking for a cool $1 million for her advice book

‘Girls’ creator Lena Dunham looking for a cool $1 million for her advice book

By | October 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm | 3 comments

She's in the midst of season two production of her hit HBO series Girls, but Lena Dunham isn't resting on her television success. A writer at heart, the 26-year-old is shopping a book of essays and is looking for about $1 million, according to Slate, who got hold of the detailed...

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Comedian and father Julian Kross writes first honest book about parenting (Excerpts)

Comedian and father Julian Kross writes first honest book about parenting (Excerpts)

By | September 18, 2012 at 11:52 am | No comments

As a father of two, I can attest to the gross number of pointless new parenting books published each year. But here's the deal: new parents are so fucking scared of damaging their kids either psychologically or physically or both, that even the most cynical to-be moms and dads...

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Billy Crystal sells funny book about getting old (Video)

Billy Crystal sells funny book about getting old (Video)

By | August 10, 2012 at 4:35 pm | No comments

Iconic comedian, popular Oscar host and friend of the Silver Screen, Billy Crystal has sold a humor book to New York publishers Henry Holt and Co. for $4 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The book is about aging and the selling price could buy more facial plastic...

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Joan Rivers likens Costco to Nazi Germany, gets kicked out of Costco (Video)

Joan Rivers likens Costco to Nazi Germany, gets kicked out of Costco (Video)

By | August 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm | 2 comments

Accompanied by a camera crew entourage, Joan Rivers took to the streets to protest Costco's refusal to sell her book I Hate Everything...Starting With Me. KTLA reports that Rivers dramatically handcuffed herself to a shopping cart at a Costco in Burbank, CA, which seems a little...

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