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Rain Pryor doesn’t approve of Richard Pryor biopic: No one desires to know the truth (Exclusive)

Rain Pryor doesn’t approve of Richard Pryor biopic: No one desires to know the truth (Exclusive)

By | August 26, 2014 at 11:32 pm | One comment

While comedy fans rejoiced today due to both Oprah Winfrey and director Lee Daniels confirming Mike Epps will play iconic comedian Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic, Pryor's daughter Rain doesn't share the excitement, and for good reason. "I don't approve of the biopic...

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Mike Epps, not Nick Cannon, cast as Richard Pryor: Oprah and Lee Daniels confirm

Mike Epps, not Nick Cannon, cast as Richard Pryor: Oprah and Lee Daniels confirm

By | August 26, 2014 at 1:22 pm | No comments

Although it looked like Nick Cannon had snagged the role of iconic Richard Pryor in the upcominc biopic about the late, ground-breaking comedian, it seems veteran comedian Mike Epps has officially been cast. Both Oprah Winfrey and director Lee Daniels have confirmed Epps as the...

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Jack Black, Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian give Jay Leno a musical send-off (Video)

Jack Black, Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian give Jay Leno a musical send-off (Video)

By | February 7, 2014 at 8:40 am | No comments

Longtime friend Billy Crystal was Jay Leno's first guest on The Tonight Show back on March 25, 1992 when Leno took over the late night chair from the legendary Johnny Carson. He promised his old buddy to be his final guest, too. "A promise made. A promise kept," Crystal said...

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Oprah Winfrey will air two more Wanda Sykes comedy specials

Oprah Winfrey will air two more Wanda Sykes comedy specials

By | November 14, 2013 at 11:23 am | No comments

It's been an exciting week for Wanda Sykes. After the announcement that she will executive produce the revival of NBC's Last Comic Standing, it was announced that the comedienne will return to the Oprah Winfrey Network in January with two more Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious...

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Oprah Winfrey vs Ellen DeGeneres (Infographic)

Oprah Winfrey vs Ellen DeGeneres (Infographic)

By | July 2, 2013 at 10:04 am | No comments

Women make an average of 30% less than men: $.70 cents to a man’s $1.00. Women of color fair even worse when it comes to income—making just around $.64 cents to a white man’s dollar. While the odds are against the average woman, especially the average minority woman, in...

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Wanda Sykes lands comedy specials on Oprah Winfrey’s network

Wanda Sykes lands comedy specials on Oprah Winfrey’s network

By | June 7, 2013 at 4:26 pm | No comments

Comedian Wanda Sykes is back in all her glory -- not that playing the school therapist on a recent episode of The Simpsons isn't glorious -- and she's got Oprah Winfrey behind her! The veteran stand-up will host Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious, two stand-up specials airing July...

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Laughspin Podcast episode 33: Jeff Garlin, David Letterman, Anthony Jeselnik

Laughspin Podcast episode 33: Jeff Garlin, David Letterman, Anthony Jeselnik

By | January 9, 2013 at 3:03 pm | No comments

On the newest episode of the Laughspin Podcast, hosts Dylan Gadino (Laughspin editor) and Mike Gogel chat about Jeff Garlin's new podcast (premiering tomorrow!), the In Living Color reboot, comedian Andy Andrist's plans to reveal a video of his accused childhood molester and so...

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David Letterman talks sex scandal, opens up about Jay Leno on Oprah’s Next Chapter (Video)

David Letterman talks sex scandal, opens up about Jay Leno on Oprah’s Next Chapter (Video)

By | January 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm | 3 comments

UPDATE: Jan. 7 Here's some more clips from the interview, which aired last night! In the videos below, Letterman talks about his battle with depression, apologizing to Justin Bieber for remarks he made about the young pop star, why he didn't get the Tonight Show gig, his open...

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Video: Rosie O’Donnell forgives Tracy Morgan for homophobic comments

Video: Rosie O’Donnell forgives Tracy Morgan for homophobic comments

By | October 26, 2011 at 11:41 am | No comments

Comedian Tracy Morgan was a guest on Rosie O'Donnell's new show The Rosie Show on the OWN network, owned and run by Oprah Winfrey. The visit, of course, eventually turned to Morgan's months-ago stand-up comedy show wherein he made a handful of disparaging remarks about gay...

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