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TVLine Items: Jim Carrey Comedy Adds Get Out Star, A.P. Bio Preview and More

TVLine Items: Jim Carrey Comedy Adds Get Out Star, A.P. Bio Preview and More
This casting is no joke: Get Out‘s Catherine Keener will star opposite Jim Carrey in the upcoming Showtime comedy series Kidding.

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The half-hour comedy, which does not yet have a premiere date, tells the story of Jeff (Carrey), a beloved children’s television star whose family life begins to implode. Before long, he realizes that all the fairy tales and puppets in the world do little in the way of helping him cope with his troubles at home. Keener is set to play Deirdre, a puppet builder who works with Jeff,
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Vegas Strong Benefit Concert Unites Unprecedented Lineup Of Entertainers

Friday night’s Vegas Strong Benefit Concert at T-Mobile Arena united the Las Vegas entertainment industry and close-knit community for an evening of live performances and heartfelt video tributes honoring victims and survivors of the October 1 tragedy.

Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons Sings at Vegas Strong Benefit Concert

More than a dozen A-list entertainers and homegrown talent convened to benefit the Las Vegas Victims Fund in front of a capacity crowd of 12,000.. The full lineup included Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Boyz II Men, Jay Leno, David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, Carrot Top, Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group; appearances by Bryce Harper, Kurt Busch, Wayne Newton; and tribute videos from Jason Aldean, Celine Dion, Elton John, George Strait and the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

The evening commenced as Carrot Top welcomed an arena of thousands of supporters. He introduced messages from Vegas Golden Knights players who shared their pride
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The Year in TV: How Late-Night Hosts Became the Resistance

The Year in TV: How Late-Night Hosts Became the Resistance
In the world of late-night television, 2017's biggest media story was the fact that, after initial stumbles – and even rumors that he might get replaced – Stephen Colbert's much-hyped Late Show overtook Jimmy Fallon's seemingly invincible Tonight Show in the ratings. (NBC's boyish, game-loving host still has the advantage in the much-coveted 18-to-49 demo, but that lead keeps shrinking.) There were many reasons to cheer this news. From his time on The Daily Show to hosting The Colbert Report, Colbert has proved to be one of the best, most
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See Corey Feldman, Jay Leno Talk Sam Kinison's Feats and Flaws

See Corey Feldman, Jay Leno Talk Sam Kinison's Feats and Flaws
A new documentary, I Am Sam Kinison, will explore the life and impact of the controversial shock comic with commentary from Charlie Sheen, Jay Leno, Tommy Chong and Corey Feldman, among others. The film will premiere on Spike TV on December 19th at 10 p.m. Est, with an uncensored version airing two hours later.

A two-minute preview of the warts-and-all film shows clips of Kinison performing, including one where Rodney Dangerfield introduced him at an early show, as well as a glimpse of the 1989 Rolling Stone cover story on Kinison
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New The Blacklist Season 5’s Delayed Episode 9 Future Airdate Finally Revealed

  • OnTheFlix
Hey, "The Blacklist" fans. We're sure you're wondering where is the latest episode 9 of your favorite show? Well, it turns out that the previous episode 8 was the show's midseason finale. That means you guys are going to have to wait around for a little while to see the new episode 9. The only details we were able to find out about episode 9 is when it's due to air which is probably the most important detail. It's currently scheduled to air on Wednesday night, January 3,2018 in it's usual 7 pm central time slot on NBC. So, be sure to definitely jot that important date down on your TV calendars. NBC could release a press release for episode 9 any day now. Until then, we don't see any other details in sight for it. But of course, something could pop up at anytime from one of these many other news outlets. We'll just have to wait and see.
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Jay Leno And Bryce Harper Join Vegas Strong Concert Benefiting Victims Fund

Jay Leno and Bryce Harper are joining the force of Las Vegas entertainers and homegrown talent to take the stage Friday, December 1 at T-Mobile Arena for the Vegas Strong Benefit Concert, a special evening of entertainment supporting the victims of the October 1 tragedy.

Leno, a Las Vegas headlining comedian; and Harper, Washington Nationals outfielder and Las Vegas native; will join Boyz II Men, Cirque du Soleil, David Copperfield, Imagine Dragons, Penn & Teller, The Killers, and more for an unprecedented fundraising event benefiting the Las Vegas Victims Fund.

Harper said, “I was born and raised in Las Vegas, and my pride for this great city runs deep. In the wake of this terrible event, the world has seen what I’ve always known to be true: how strong our city is and what a tight-knit, supportive community we have. I’m proud to be a part of the Vegas
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Watch Pentatonix sing their amazing new version of Deck The Halls as Christmas special airs on NBC

This is Deck The Halls as you’ve never seen it performed before — in a new video just released by Pentatonix. The video for the amazing cover version of the classic song comes as the a cappella group’s holiday special, A Very Pentatonix Christmas, airs tonight on NBC. The one-hour festive celebration sees the group from Arlington, Texas, including new member Matt Sallee — who replaced Avi Kaplan — being joined by a string of stars including Jennifer Hudson, Jay Leno, and America’s Got Talent winner Darci Lynne Farmer. During the special the group perform a rendition of How Great Thou Art with...read more
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Al Franken Cut From PBS' Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman

Al Franken Cut From PBS' Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman
If there was a Top 10 list of reasons to scrub a celebrity’s appearance from an upcoming TV special, a sexual harassment scandal would surely come in at number one.

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has been edited out of PBS’ David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize special (airing Monday, 8/7c), TVLine has confirmed. The decision to cut him from the broadcast comes just days after the Saturday Night Live alum became the latest politician to be accused of sexual harassment. The network on Sunday released the following statement to TVLine:

PBS will air David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize on Monday evening.
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Budd Friedman Traces Standup Roots in New Book

Budd Friedman Traces Standup Roots in New Book
Ponder the last half-century of American comedy without talents like Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Andy Kaufman, Richard Lewis, George Carlin, Jay Leno, Joan Rivers, Bill Maher, Bill Hicks, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy and countless others, and it’s not a lot of laughs. Most of the aforementioned funny folks may have endured and thrived without Budd Friedman’s Improv Clubs in New York and Los Angeles, but those stand-up stages were so essential to the launching and developing of so many careers it’s impossible to overestimate their impact on our culture. Friedman’s New York roots led him to open his first Improv Club in mid-town Manhattan in the early 1960s. In his recently published tome “The Improv: An Oral History of the Comedy Club That Revolutionized Stand-Up” (BenBella Books, $18.87), co-written with Tripp Whetsell, Friedman and associates reminisce about Friedman’s impact and The Improv’s role in “inventing” American stand-up
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Kevin Spacey Cut From 'Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special' on CBS

The fallout continues for Kevin Spacey following allegations of sexual harassment.

The two-time Oscar winner has been cut from CBS' upcoming Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Set to air Sunday, Dec. 3, other previously announced guests for the two-hour special include Jim Carrey, Kristin Chenoweth, Stephen Colbert, Harry Connick Jr., Bill Hader, Jay Leno, Jane Lynch, Bernadette Peters, Maya Rudolph and Martin Short.

CBS is the latest to distance itself from the House of Cards star after Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp alleged on Oct. 29 that Spacey made unwanted sexual advances towards him in...
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Pentatonix Christmas Special Returns, Joined By Jennifer Hudson, Jay Leno, Darci Lynne Farmer

Grammy Award-winning a capella vocal artists Pentatonix will return to NBC for their second holiday special. A Very Pentatonix Christmas is set for Monday, Nov. 27 at 10 Pm Et/Pt on NBC, with an encore airing on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. The one-hour show will feature The Voice coach and fellow Grammy-winner Jennifer Hudson joining for some favorite holiday tunes. Also appearing are comedian and former Tonight Show host Jay Leno and 13-year-old America’s Got Talent…
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Jay Leno on David Letterman: "Even When He Was Mean to Me, It Was Funny"

On Oct. 22 David Letterman will be honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The award, which has been handed out annually since 1998, celebrates the achievements of American comedic talents and has been awarded to such past honorees as Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres, Eddie Murphy, Will Ferrell, Bill Murray and Jay Leno.

When we started out together in the early 1980s, Dave's performance skill wasn't quite there yet because he hadn't done it enough. But he was a natural. When I first met him, I...
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What Matters in Hollywood Today

What Matters in Hollywood Today
What's news: Lupita Nyong'o speaks out about her own experience with Harvey Weinstein in a powerful new op-ed. Meanwhile, the Lapd has opened an investigation into the producer. Plus: Nickelodeon fires an animator, Jay Leno reminisces about his David Letterman rivalry, and the meaning of Bob Iger's potential political ambitions for Democrats. — Ray Rahman

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A Galaxy Of Human And Animal Stars Team Up For Night Of Unforgettable Television

For animal lovers and star gazers, it’s television’s biggest night of the year….and it’s coming soon. Following nearly a million votes by the American public, the nation’s most courageous canines of the year will be revealed on the American Humane Hero Dog Awards, sponsored by the Lois Pope Life Foundation, Inc. and broadcast nationwide on Hallmark Channel October 25 at 8 pm/7 Ct.

The “Oscars for Dogs” features a veritable galaxy of two-legged stars, including hosts James Denton and Beth Stern, Jay Leno, Billy Crystal, Vivica A. Fox, Alison Sweeney, Bailee Madison, Danica McKellar, Daisy Fuentes, Carrie Ann Inaba, Barbara Niven, Brandon McMillan, Lacey Chabert, Danielle Fishel, Wells Adams, Josie Bissett, Kellie Martin, Debbie Matenopolous, Mark Steines, Cameron Mathison, Alexa and Carlos Penavega, Courtney Thorne-Smith, and Alicia Witt during the annual gala at the Beverly Hilton. Richard Marx provides the lead musical performance.

A VIP panel of
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What's Nickelodeon Slime Really Made Of? TV Veteran Marc Summers Answers That and More for New Documentary

What's Nickelodeon Slime Really Made Of? TV Veteran Marc Summers Answers That and More for New Documentary
If you’re an ’80s or ’90s kid, you recognize Marc Summers as the host of Nickelodeon’s iconic game show Double Dare. If your kitchen is your happy place, you know him from Food Network’s Unwrapped. But his new documentary offers a raw, real and endlessly entertaining look at his more than three decades in show business.

On Your Marc captures Summers behind-the-scenes as he creates his 2016 one-man play, The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers. Ever the showman, Summers is currently touring the United States, creating one-of-a-kind experiences for audiences who watch his screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse.
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My 5: ‘StarTalk’ Host Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Favorite Comedians

My 5: ‘StarTalk’ Host Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Favorite Comedians
“For so many people, learning is a chore, but laughing is not. If we can combine learning with laughing, you can teach anybody, anything,” says famed American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who does exactly that as host of the National Geographic talk show StarTalk, which returns on Sunday, Oct. 1 with a new season of facts, laughs and plenty of A-list guests.

While the show regularly features scientific commentary and cosmic queries, it’s all delivered with a comedic punch. And in today’s polarizing political climate, Tyson says “it’s a comedian’s obligation to challenge social, cultural and political norms.” If they are not, then no one is being challenged to think, he adds.

So it makes sense then that so many funny people, including Ben Stiller, Jay Leno, Larry Wilmore and Whoopi Goldberg, have stopped by the show. “When a comedian is on the show as a guest, I don't seek
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David Spade Puts His 1987 Buick Grand National Up for Sale

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David Spade's parting ways with one of his tricked out rides ... and it can be yours for a pretty reasonable price. Spade's selling his recently revamped 1987 Buick Grand National -- aka his "troublemaker car" -- which was once featured on "Jay Leno's Garage." We're told he's unloading the car, which he's had for 12 years, because he doesn't have room for it anymore. The 'Joe Dirt' star's dropped nearly $9k on the
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Harrison Ford’s Blade Runner entrance on set was more dramatic than the movie

Harrison Ford always makes a big entrance. He once walked on stage at Comic-Con in handcuffs. He opened one Tonight Show appearance by socking Jay Leno in the chin. His Blade Runner 2049 costar said Ford makes just as big an entrance in real life. “He arrived in a very cinematic way,” Ryan Gosling said at the film’s Los Angeles press conference. “We heard Harrison had landed. We heard Harrison was coming to set. We heard Harrison had arrived. It was very darkly lit. You could only distinguish people by their silhouette. Suddenly this very distinctive silhouette appears.” Ford reprises...read more
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Why Do People Hate Award Shows?

Now that my Emmys hangover has finally almost subsided and I’m not busy filling out my predictions or Gold Derby ballots, for, at least until Oscar season starts in the next upcoming months or seconds however early it starts this year. Whenever I am caught up in awards frenzy, I’m always amazed I get some who have some variation of this response from some in the film community:

“I don’t like award shows”

I hear that refrain a lot. It happens more at Oscar time than during the Emmys, but it comes up. It’s a nice rejection of the traditional process of giving out prizes for people who are, in all other words, doing their job well, but, I don’t quite understand that statement. It’s sorta like, the same way I don’t understand how someone can say, they “hate reality shows” or they
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Hand in Hand: A Benefit For Hurricane Relief Raises More Than $55 Million

Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief has announced that more than $55,000,000 was raised from the one-hour telethon special, which aired on Tuesday, September 12. The much needed funds will go to aid people affected by both Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Comic Relief USA, the organization behind Red Nose Day and Idol Gives Back, will manage and distribute all grants made from the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund at Comic Relief USA to the Hand in Hand charitable partners which include: the Rebuild Texas Fund, Habitat For Humanity, Save the Children, Feeding Florida, Feeding Texas, Direct Relief, Aspca, Best Friends Animal Society, United Way of Greater Houston, United Way Irma Recovery Fund and the Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief (administered through the Greater Houston Community Foundation).

Additional charitable partners may be announced as the impacts from Hurricane Irma are further evaluated.

Stars who took part included Anthony Anderson,
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