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Shelley Berman Archive Donated To Jamestown’s National Comedy Center

Shelley Berman Archive Donated To Jamestown’s National Comedy Center
The National Comedy Center has acquired the archive of ground-breaking comedian Shelley Berman, who died last September at the age of 92. The National Comedy Center, a non-profit cultural institution located in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, New York, houses a number of archival pieces including the 25,000-piece George Carlin collection, donated in 2017. "When I found myself surrounded by all of Shelley’s writings, I wondered what to do with all of it,” said Sarah…
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Shelley Berman Archive Donated To Jamestown’s National Comedy Center

The National Comedy Center has acquired the archive of ground-breaking comedian Shelley Berman, who died last September at the age of 92. The National Comedy Center, a non-profit cultural institution located in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, New York, houses a number of archival pieces including the 25,000-piece George Carlin collection, donated in 2017. "When I found myself surrounded by all of Shelley’s writings, I wondered what to do with all of it,” said Sarah…
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Will & Grace Recap: All You Can Cheat

Most people would balk at being the other woman. But not Will & Grace’s Jack. As his one-month anniversary with Drew approached in Thursday’s episode, he declared, “There’s nothing better than being with a closeted married man!” But was that true, even for him? Or was he merely perpetuating what Will called “an ancient gay cliche” by pursuing unavailable guys? Read on for the answer — and to find out how Grace fared when she got a shot at peddling her new line of bedding on QVC.

‘Have You Been Watching Videos Of Girls Burning Off Their Bangs With Flatirons?
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5 Reasons to Love Internet Sensation Lele Pons

5 Reasons to Love Internet Sensation Lele Pons
She may not yet be a household name yet, but Venezuelan Internet sensation Lele Pons boasts 21 million followers on Instagram and almost 8 million subscribers on YouTube. In 2016, she made Time magazine’s list of “The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet.” More recently, she played the bubbly blonde party girl sister in Camila Cabello’s music video for “Havana,” and starred in the music video “Downtown” by Anitta and J. Balvin. Here are 5 reasons to become her next follower.

1. Her quirky sense of humor. With her Lucille Ball-like off-beat charm, Pons reels you in. Her wacky videos run the
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Kevin (Probably) Saves the World Season 1 Episode 11 Review: Solo

What more can be said without sounding redundant? The show is a total feels fest, and as proven yet again with Kevin (Probably) Saves the World Season 1 Episode 11, it gets better with every installment.

This was such a fun hour because everyone played a significant role, and they all gelled so well together. 

Plus, Jason Ritter's performance in this particular hour had me grinning from ear to ear.

In addition to the heaps of praise bestowed upon Jason Ritter for his performance overall on this darling series, it was once again striking how much he's like his father. It's the mannerisms and the delivery of certain lines that usually stand out, but this time, it was the physical comedy.

The scene in the library where he knocked over the books while extending his hand to Adam was the epitome of John Ritter. And John Ritter often tried to emulate the Queen of Physical Comedy,
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Oprah Winfrey Gives Powerful Globes Speech Calling Out Sexual Abusers: ‘Their Time Is Up!’

Oprah Winfrey Gives Powerful Globes Speech Calling Out Sexual Abusers: ‘Their Time Is Up!’
Oprah Winfrey caused watery eyes throughout the Golden Globes on Sunday night as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award, giving a passionate speech about race and the #MeToo movement.

Winfrey opened the speech by remembering seeing Sydney Poitier become the first black man to win an Oscar in 1964 for “Lilies of the Field” as she was a little girl, sitting on her mother’s floor. “Up on the stage came the most elegant man I had ever seen,” she recalled. “I had never seen a black man recognized like that before. What a moment like that means to a little girl, a kid watching from the cheap seats, as my mom came through the door, bone-tired from cleaning other peoples’ houses.”

“There are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given this award,” she went on.

The media mogul also paid tribute to Recy Taylor, a black woman
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Oprah Winfrey Assures 'Time Is Up' for Sexual Predators in Powerful Golden Globes Speech

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Oprah Winfrey Assures 'Time Is Up' for Sexual Predators in Powerful Golden Globes Speech
Oprah Winfrey has added another accolade to her long list of awards and recognitions.

The 63-year-old actress and media mogul received the 2018 Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday’s ceremony, an honorary award bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.

“It is not lost on me that, at this moment, there is some little girl watching as I become the first Black woman to be given the same award,” Winfrey said in a moving acceptance speech, after recalling her own childhood watching Sidney Poitier become the first Black person to
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AFI Awards Salute ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘The Post,’ ‘Game of Thrones’

AFI Awards Salute ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘The Post,’ ‘Game of Thrones’
Guillermo del Toro hugged Christopher Nolan and Reese Witherspoon huddled with Patty Jenkins, all while Steven Spielberg greeted a line of well-wishers at the AFI Awards Friday at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons, which AFI topper Bob Gazzale described as an opportunity “to be together as a community.”

Jason Blum, producer of “Get Out,” told Variety that it’s “the best event of the weekend.”

The mood is always friendly since there is no competition, no TV cameras, no envelopes, and no acceptance speeches. There was also no suspense: The 10 films and 11 TV shows honored were announced Dec. 7.

Hollywood has been under fire for gender inequality, sexual harassment, and lack of inclusion, but those those things were unspoken from stage, since the brisk ceremony is all about showcasing the year’s work. But the gender issue was addressed subtly in the film clips chosen by AFI to quickly depict a century of great film and TV work
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AFI Awards Salute ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘The Post,’ ‘Game of Thrones’

AFI Awards Salute ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘The Post,’ ‘Game of Thrones’
Guillermo del Toro hugged Christopher Nolan and Reese Witherspoon huddled with Patty Jenkins, all while Steven Spielberg greeted a line of well-wishers at the AFI Awards Friday at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons, which AFI topper Bob Gazzale described as an opportunity “to be together as a community.”

Jason Blum, producer of “Get Out,” told Variety that it’s “the best event of the weekend.”

The mood is always friendly since there is no competition, no TV cameras, no envelopes, and no acceptance speeches. There was also no suspense: The 10 films and 11 TV shows honored were announced Dec. 7.

Hollywood has been under fire for gender inequality, sexual harassment, and lack of inclusion, but those those things were unspoken from stage, since the brisk ceremony is all about showcasing the year’s work. But the gender issue was addressed subtly in the film clips chosen by AFI to quickly depict a century of great film and TV work
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Black Mirror's meditation on Star Trek: reinforcing Trekker stereotypes?

The USS Callister episode is a brilliant take on Star Trek homages, gaming and toxic geekery, but it does little to change the unfair image of Trekkers

Spoiler alert: this blog contains spoilers for the USS Callister episode of Black Mirror, season four

When Lucille Ball first signed off on a new show called Star Trek more than 50 years ago, she mistakenly thought it was a celebrity-focused travelling variety show. She stuck with it despite its very different premise and it has since become the pop sci-fi staple that cannot die.

Related: Black Mirror, season four: step away from your smartphone! Discuss with spoilers

The suggestion that inside every Trekkie lurks a closet sadist is just a little bit insulting.

Related: Black Mirror review: the Netflix series is back – and darker than ever

Continue reading...
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Insights: Peerless Prognostications For A Perilously Fuzzy Future In Online Entertainment

It’s a new year (have a Happy One, everybody!), and time for my fearless yet peerless predictions of what we can expect from entertainment online and off in this shiny new annum. Or something like that. Regardless, it beats predicting we’ll be gobsmacked repeatedly by unforeseen events, left staggering like a punchdrunk fighter. Even if that is more likely to be accurate.

Anyway, here’s what’s likely to shape entertainment the next 12 months:

Traditional Hollywood gets smaller.

We won’t find out until at least March whether the courts allow At&T to complete that $85 billion Time Warner deal. And regulators still haven’t weighed in on Disney’s $54 billion purchase of much of Fox. Expect both deals to happen, largely as proposed. And expect traditional Hollywood studios to shed several thousand jobs as cable cord cutting and a stumbling theatrical box office dog their finances. Indie producers
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11 Facts About Lucy and Desi That Will Completely Change How You Look at I Love Lucy

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11 Facts About Lucy and Desi That Will Completely Change How You Look at I Love Lucy
Decades before duos like Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston captivated fans and covered what seemed to be every magazine, there were Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The term "celebrity power couple" hadn't yet become a thing, but the two stars of Hollywood's golden era were the epitome of one - or so it seemed. It was hard not to love them (they starred in a show called I Love Lucy, after all). Their onscreen chemistry mirrored their real-life marriage, but when the cameras stopped rolling, so did the charm. Lucy and Desi, who first met in 1940, went on to have a tumultuous 20-year marriage. And even after they split, the pair - who had two children together, Lucie and Desi Jr. - remained in each other's lives until Desi's death in 1986. Despite their split, they were (and still are) one of the most fascinating and beloved Hollywood couples of all time.
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Late-Night Hosts Mock Horrific Trump Robot

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2017-12-20T11:59:50-08:00Late-Night Hosts Mock Horrific Trump Robot

The late-night talk shows, including Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, couldn't help but take aim at the latest addition to Disney World's Hall of Presidents. The new animatronic Trump is more nightmare fuel than inspirational Americana.

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

After Disney World unveiled an animatronic Donald Trump to its Hall of Presidents, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers took a moment during Tuesday's late-night shows to point out the comical disparities between the president and the attraction's robot.

On The Tonight Show, Fallon shared some quips about the animatronic president being an influence at the amusement park. “Yeah, he’s really making an impact at Disney. Today he deported Aladdin and he gave Scrooge McDuck a tax break,” Fallon joked. “You can tell it’s Trump’s robot, because Putin’s backstage controlling it.
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‘Ocean’s Eight’ First Trailer: Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock Plan the Heist of the Century

‘Ocean’s Eight’ First Trailer: Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock Plan the Heist of the Century
George Clooney and Brad Pitt are about to meet their heist comedy match in Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett. The Oscar-winning actresses are front and center in the upcoming “Ocean’s 11” spin-off “Ocean’s Eight,” which also stars Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, and Awkwafina.

Bullock stars as Debbie Ocean, the estranged sister of Clooney’s Danny Ocean, who brings together a ragtag group of women to pull off the heist of the century at the Met Gala in New York City. The plan is to rob Debbie’s ex-lover. The supporting cast includes Richard Armitage and James Corden.

The Hunger Games” director Gary Ross is behind the camera for the spin-off, while original director Steven Soderbergh has a producing credit. “Ocean’s Eight” opens in theaters June 8. Watch the first trailer.

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Oprah Winfrey to Receive Cecil B. de Mille Award at 2018 Golden Globes

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Add this to your list of favorite things: Oprah Winfrey is the recipient of the 2018 Cecil B. de Mille Award. The multi-hyphenate will take home the honor at the Golden Globe Awards on January 7. A lifetime achievement accolade, the Cecil B. de Mille Award “is given annually to a talented individual who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment,” a press release notes. Previous recipients include Meryl Streep, Jodie Foster, and Lucille Ball.

“As a global media leader, philanthropist, producer, and actress, [Oprah Winfrey] has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world, making her one of the most respected and admired figures today,” said Hollywood Foreign Press prez Meher Tatna. “For generations, Oprah has celebrated strong female characters on and off screen, and has been a role model for women and young girls for decades. Holding titles such as Chairman, CEO, and Founder,
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Oprah Makes History as the First Black Woman to Receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award

The Golden Globes don't air until Sunday, Jan. 7, but Oprah Winfrey has already won an award. Would you expect anything less from the icon and media mogul? Along with the other lucky winners, Winfrey will pick up a statuette and deliver a sure-to-be quotable speech when she heads home with the annual event's Cecil B. DeMille award. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced the exciting news on Wednesday, noting that each year, the award is given to a "talented individual who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment." According to HFPA president Meher Tatna, they decided to give Winfrey the honor in particular because she has "celebrated strong female characters on and off screen, and has been a role model for women and young girls for decades." Winfrey hosted her insanely popular talk show for 25 years before branching out with her own magazine (O The Oprah
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Oprah Winfrey to Be Honored With Cecil B. DeMille Award at 2018 Golden Globes

Oprah Winfrey to Be Honored With Cecil B. DeMille Award at 2018 Golden Globes
Oprah Winfrey will be honored at the 75th Golden Globe Awards!

The 63-year-old multifaceted media mogul will receive the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award during the annual ceremony held on Sunday, Jan. 7.

The news was announced on Wednesday by 2012 Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient Morgan Freeman during the airing of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special on NBC.

"Let me be first to congratulate you," Freeman expressed in the clip. "Because you're in for an incredible night."

Upon sharing the announcement, Winfrey tweeted, "What an honor."

The Cecil B. DeMille Award is chosen by the HFPA and given to an individual who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment. Past honorees include Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, Denzel Washington, George Clooney, Harrison Ford, Jodie Foster and Lucille Ball, among many others.

The 2018 Golden Globe nominations were revealed earlier this week, with Big Little Lies leading in the TV categories with six nominations
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Oprah Winfrey to Be Honored With Cecil B. De Mille Award at 2018 Golden Globes

Oprah Winfrey to Be Honored With Cecil B. De Mille Award at 2018 Golden Globes
Oprah Winfrey will be honored at the 75th Golden Globe Awards!

The 63-year-old multifaceted media mogul will receive the 2018 Cecil B. de Mille Award during the annual ceremony held on Sunday, Jan. 7.

The news was announced on Wednesday by 2012 Cecil B. de Mille Award recipient Morgan Freeman during the airing of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special on NBC.

"Let me be first to congratulate you," Freeman expressed in the clip. "Because you're in for an incredible night."

Upon sharing the announcement, Winfrey tweeted, "What an honor."

The Cecil B. de Mille Award is chosen by the HFPA and given to an individual who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment. Past honorees include Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, Denzel Washington, George Clooney, Harrison Ford, Jodie Foster and Lucille Ball, among many others.

The 2018 Golden Globe nominations were revealed earlier this week, with Big Little Lies leading in the TV categories
See full article at Entertainment Tonight »

Oprah Winfrey to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at 2018 Golden Globes

Oprah Winfrey to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at 2018 Golden Globes
Oprah Winfrey will be adding another accolade to her long list of awards and recognitions – the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award.

The 63-year-old actress and media mogul will receive the annual honor at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards in January, an award given to stars who have “made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment,” announced the Hollywood Foreign Press Association during the Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special on NBC.

“As a global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress, she has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world, making her one of the most respected and admired figures today,
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Oprah Winfrey to Receive 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globes

Oprah Winfrey to Receive 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globes
Oprah Winfrey will be honored with the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globes.

Each year the recipient of the prestigious award is selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) board of directors and must be someone who has made “an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.” HFPA president Meher Tatna said Winfrey embodies this qualification for the generations she has “celebrated strong female characters on and off screen, and has been a role model for women and young girls for decades.”

“As a global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress, she has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world, making her one of the most respected and admired figures today,” Tatna said in a statement. “Holding titles such as Chairman, CEO and Founder, Oprah is one of the most influential women of our time, and this honor is well deserved especially in this 75th anniversary year of the Golden
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