All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘comedian’

Carol Burnett Criticizes Modern Sitcoms, Receives SAG Lifetime Achievement Award

Comedienne and TV personality Carol Burnett shared her thoughts on the present state of comedy as she sat for an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Burnett, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday evening, could not help but notice how much modern comedy has changed. She said much of today’s sitcom’s “sound like …

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Katy Perry Livid Over Ex-Husband Russell Brand’s Scathing Comments About Her In His New Documentary

Despite having been divorced for almost three years, the drama has not ended between estranged couple Katy Perry and Russell Brand. Russell Brand slams ex-wife Katy Perry's “vapid” lifestyle in new documentary: https://t.co/VR7cwJWJKv pic.twitter.com/whbZvnihjg — Us Weekly (@usweekly) October 28, 2015 The British funnyman released the trailer for his new documentary entitled, Brand: A Second Coming on Monday, in which …

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Bill Cosby’s Alleged Rape Victims Are ‘Un-Rape-Able,’ Says Damon Wayans

Damon Wayans found himself on the hot seat after defending comedian Bill Cosby against alleged sexual misconduct in past years. Damon Wayans dismisses the Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations as a “money hustle” http://t.co/86CEjkIZpQ pic.twitter.com/sEMXNqs1Zq — People magazine (@people) September 6, 2015 Wayans believes some of the accusations against Cosby are not true and thinks they are just “money hustle.” …

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Tracy Morgan Gets Hitched To Megan Wollover A Year After Surviving Car Crash

Tracy Morgan is indeed, one happy man. A year after he survived a highway crash, Morgan has finally married his fiancée Megan Wollover in Cresskill, Sunday night. The couple’s 2-year-old daughter Maven was also present at the wedding ceremony. 🙏 @RealTracyMorgan walks down the isle 1 year after Walmart accident left him in a wheelchair: http://t.co/4gD9b3LAZp pic.twitter.com/eGFh9JeEIQ — Power 105.1 …

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Chelsea Handler Came Back With A Bikini-Perfect Body After Ex Called Her Fat

Chelsea Handler slams her critics with a photo of her in a bikini on Instagram. The photo which was posted on Sunday, August 2, was apparently in response to an ex-boyfriend who once called her “fat”. The 40-year-old star’s photo showed her toned body while striking a pose inside a changing room. She was proudly wearing a pink bikini, low-cut …

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Kelli Giddish: Law & Order Star Expecting First Child

Boy, that was fast! Just a month after saying “I do” at her secret (well, it’s not so secret anymore) marriage with Lawrence Faulborn, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Kelli Giddish announced that she’s already expecting her first baby. Surprise! Law and Order: SVU star Kelli Giddish is married AND pregnant–get the scoop: http://t.co/kba5h5deK9 pic.twitter.com/Hbgtd7PPKh — E! Online …

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Bill Cosby Drugged Women And Had Sex With Them, Comedian Tried To Hide Court Documents

Bill Cosby had consistently rebuffed allegations made by over 30 women that he drugged and raped them. However, a Pennsylvania judge opened a declaration from The Cosby Show star, confessing that he did indeed offer powerful sedatives to women so he could have sex with them. The 77-year-old comedian/actor submitted a legal deposition back in 2005 after a woman named Andrea Constand …

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Kenan Thompson Takes A Jab At Bill Cosby, Calls Him A ‘Monster’

Comedian Kenan Thompson reportedly had some choice words to say about Bill Cosby. The Saturday Night Live member had a standup gig at the University of Pittsburgh last Monday. In addition to having his audience rolling in the aisle with laughter over his antics and impersonations, Thompson also got serious and talked about career struggles, his marijuana use, some social …

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Bill Cosby Now Has 38 Women Alleging That He Raped Them, Sunni Welles And Margie Shapiro Are The Latest Accusers

Veteran comedian Bill Cosby finds himself accused once again of sexual assault. Sunni Welles and Margie Shapiro came forward on Friday accusing Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them decades ago. Welles said she was 17-years-old when she encountered Cosby, while Shapiro said she was 19. Welles and Shapiro are the newest addition to more than three dozen women who …

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Eddie Murphy Is Richard Pryor’s Daddy In New Biopic, Directed By Lee Daniels Of ‘Empire’

Eddie Murphy has been sought out to join the cast of Richard Pryor biopic, as first reported in Entertainment Tonight. Murphy will be playing the late comedian’s father, LeRoy “Buck Carter” Pryor, a WWII veteran and former boxer, in Lee Daniels’ latest Weinstein Co. drama. Murphy, who idolized and impersonated the legendary comedian in the 70’s, seems to be living …

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Bill Murray And Rap Boss Rick Ross: An Unlikely Pairing That Makes Sense

It’s an unlikely pairing, but somehow it makes sense. Rapper Rick Ross and comedian Bill Murray crossed paths over the weekend when they both attended the Rhode Island vs. La Salle basketball game in Philadelphia. Murray was at the game to support his son Luke who is an assistant coach for the Rhode Island Rams. After the Rams won the …

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Bill Cosby Continues To Be The Butt Of Bill Maher’s Jokes

The rape allegations against Bill Cosby are no laughing matter. However, it did provide some great material for comedians and satirists. During last month’s Golden Globe awards, Bill Cosby became the butt of a joke made by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Satirist Bill Maher is also fond of poking fun at Cosby’s expense. During the height of the Sony …

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Melissa Rivers Tries To Get Justice For Mother’s Death, Files Lawsuit

Melissa Rivers has filed a lawsuit against the clinic where her mother, Joan Rivers, underwent an outpatient procedure that resulted in her death. Melissa released a statement regarding the lawsuit, alleging that the clinic is guilty of committing several errors that contributed to her mother’s cardiac arrest. “Filing this lawsuit was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had …

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Bill Cosby Accuser Says She Was 17 When He Raped Her

The number of women who are claiming to have been victimized by Bill Cosby has been increasing ever since rape allegations against the comedian resurfaced. One of the new accusers, Jena T., talked to People about her experiences with Cosby. Jena T., who wants her last name to be kept private, was an aspiring model who moved to New York …

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Bill Cosby Accused Of Being A Serial Rapist, Remains Silent

Bill Cosby is now in the center of a media firestorm after allegations of him committing rape have resurfaced. Recently, Cosby’s attorneys released a blanket statement on their website saying that, “decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby doesn’t not intend to dignify these allegations …

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Joan Rivers’ Death Mourned on Social Media

Less than one month after the death of Robin Williams, another comedy legend has passed on. Joan Rivers died on Thursday afternoon following several days spent in a medically induced coma. The comedian was 81 years old. Rivers reportedly suffered complications on August 28 while undergoing surgery on her vocal cords. She was then put into a coma following a …

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Chelsea Handler Signs Deal With Netflix

Chelsea Handler, the star of E!’s late-night talk show Chelsea Lately, has signed a deal with the streaming video service Netflix. “The Internet has disrupted many of the conventions of traditional television and together with Chelsea Handler, Netflix is looking forward to reimagining the late night talk show for the on-demand generation, starting with the late night part,” Netflix’s chief …

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Tracy Morgan Is Doing Better Following Crash

While Tracy Morgan remains in critical condition, after the six car pileup on June 7, his rep has revealed that he is “doing better.” On Thursday, June 12, Tracy’s rep issued a statement regarding his condition to Us Weekly. “Today was a better day,” Morgan’s rep said. “While Tracy remains in critical, but stable, condition, he continues to show signs …

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‘Drop Dead Fred’ Star, Rik Mayall, Dies Of Unknown Causes

Richard ‘Rik’ Mayall, star of Drop Dead Fred and The Young Ones died in his London home on Monday, according to his management. He was 56 years old. According to the police, foul play is not suspected. Mayall got his break in the 1980’s at The Comic Strip Club. He was part of the Comic Strip comedy group that became …

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Rosie O’Donnell: ‘I Feel Less Shame’

After losing a whopping 50 pounds, Rosie O’Donnell is looking and feeling better than she has in years. During a recent interview with Access Hollywood, Rosie opened up about what it took to reach her weight loss milestone, and how she currently feels about herself. Rosie did undergo weight loss surgery, but it was not the gastric bypass that most …

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Artie Lange Hospitalized After Diabetic Shock

Comedian Artie Lange was hospitalized after going into diabetic shock earlier today. The hilarious man known mostly for his work on The Howard Stern Show seems to be in decent spirits after the scary incident. The 46-year-old comedian who also performed with the cast of MADtv has been recovering in a hospital in Detroit. While the pictures he posted online …

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Jerry Lewis Doesn’t Find Crude Women Funny

Jerry Lewis isn’t impressed by female comics who cross the line into vulgarity. He simply doesn’t find them funny. The 88-year-old comedian and actor was once criticized for expressing what many believed was his distaste for female comics altogether. He clarified his comments, however, on Saturday when he was honored following the placing of his hands and feet in cement …

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Jerry Lewis: Is His View Of Women In Comedy Sexist?

It’s been a popular criticism of women in comedy and now a famous old school star is adding his voice to the argument. Jerry Lewis says that he absolutely enjoyed old school comediennes Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett. Ball’s comedy is “brilliant” to Lewis while Burnett was deemed “the greatest female entrepreneur of comedy.” Lewis credits the talent of these …

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Constitution Tattoo Flub Gets Response From Julia Louis-Dreyfus

The new Rolling Stone issue featuring a naked Julia Louis-Dreyfus has people buzzing – for the wrong reasons. While Louis-Dreyfus looks stunning on the cover, but people are paying more attention to the US constitution tattooed on her back. Below the constitution is the signature of Founding Father John Hancock – who never signed the constitution. In fact, it was …

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David Brenner: Comedian Dies Saturday at 78

David Brenner, a beloved comedian who guest starred often on The Tonight Show, died Saturday at his New York City home in the company of his family at the age of 78. He had been battling cancer. It was while Johnny Carson held The Tonight Show reins back in the 1970s that David Brenner became a fairly regular guest performer, …

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George Lopez Passes Out On Casino Floor; Arrested For Public Intoxication

George Lopez might have enjoyed himself a little too much at a Canadian casino on Thursday. The Mexican-American comedian and actor reportedly passed out on the floor of the Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino and was subsequently arrested for public intoxication, according to TMZ. The celebrity news site also reported that in-house casino security called the local police shortly before …

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George Lopez: Comedian Sees Humor In Arrest

Comedian George Lopez had a little too much fun on Thursday night for his own good. TMZ reports that the 52-year-old comedic actor was taken into custody for public drunkenness at the Caesars Windsor, a casino in Ontario, Canada. Security for the casino found Lopez napping on the casino bar’s floor and then called in the local law enforcement to …

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Tim Wilson Passes Away At 52 From Heart Attack

Famed comedian Tim Wilson died of a heart attack on Wednesday, just four days after giving his last performance. He was 52 years old. According to his manager Chris DiPetta, the stand-up comic and country music artist performed at a gig in Bay City, Michigan after which he traveled to his hometown of Columbus, Georgia to visit his brother. Wilson …

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‘Seinfeld’ Reunion Feels Like The Show Never Ended

Ok, so it wasn’t exactly a Super Bowl ad — at least not in the typical sense. What was declared by comedian Jerry Seinfeld as a “big, huge, gigantic project” that he and co-writer Larry David put together, was in fact, a promo for his Crackle.com web series  “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” The 2-minute promo that aired during the Super Bowl …

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‘Seinfeld’ Reunion: Will They Do A Super Bowl Commercial?

Fans of the TV show ‘Seinfeld’ could be in for a treat. On Jan. 6, comedian Jerry Seinfeld revealed that he was doing a “big, huge, gigantic” project that he co-wrote with Larry David. About a week later he was spotted at Tom’s Diner in Manhattan with former cast member Jason Alexander. Tom’s Diner was the Seinfeld crew’s meeting place on …

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