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Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman Tackle Taboo in Spate of Comedy Specials

19 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A quarter-century ago, Lenny Bruce was jailed for using obscene language in his standup act, but in the decades that followed, comedians have built careers around material that is considered taboo in most other mainstream media forms. Richard Pryor and George Carlin, whose “Seven Dirty Words You Can Never Say on Television” spawned a Supreme Court decision regarding the federal government’s regulation of speech on television and radio, helped to open the door for comics to tackle more controversial topics, and performers ranging from Bill Hicks and Andrew Dice Clay to Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer have all pushed taboo material to their furthest limits.

But subjects once considered untouchable by the mainstream now form the basis for films and television — see “Shameless,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Weeds” and the upcoming “Deuce” for HBO — which begs the question: can comedians still push the envelope on issues of acceptability and good taste in their standup acts, or »

- Paul Gaita

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Was it Locker Room Talk? What Both Donald Trump and Billy Bush Have Said About Their Infamous Taped Conversation

22 May 2017 8:49 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Though now-President Donald Trump has long brushed off his infamous recorded Access Hollywood conversation with Billy Bush as “locker room talk,” the former Today cohost seems to characterize the hot mic comments much differently.

Speaking out in a revealing new interview in the Hollywood Reporter‘s May 24 issue, Bush said, “I’m in a lot of locker rooms, I am an athlete, and no, that is not the type of conversation that goes on or that I’ve participated in.”

Ahead of the 2016 election last November, a video recording of Trump making comments about groping and trying to have »

- Lindsay Kimble

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Billy Bush Talks Donald Trump Bus Tape in First Interview Since Scandal

22 May 2017 6:17 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Seven months after Billy Bush's career – and nearly Donald Trump's presidential campaign – was derailed by the infamous Access Hollywood tape, the former Today host opened up about the "grab them by the pussy" recording, its aftermath and his next move.

"Looking back upon what was said on that bus, I wish I had changed the topic. [Trump] liked TV and competition," Bush told The Hollywood Reporter in an extensive interview, his first since the tape leaked in October. "I could've said, 'Can you believe the ratings on whatever?' »

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Movie News: 'Edge of Tomorrow' Sequel Update; Watch New Action-Packed 'Wonder Woman' Trailer

8 May 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Live Die Repeat and Repeat: Doug Liman, who directed Edge of Tomorrow, has confirmed that he remains on-board to helm the sequel. He also says that the project has now been titled Live Die Repeat and Repeat -- echoing marketing material for the original (above) -- and that Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are "excited" about appearing in the sequel. [Collider]   A Star Is Born: Dave Chappelle has joined the cast of A Star Is Born. He will play an old friend of Bradley Cooper, who is starring alongside Stefani Germanotta, also known as Lady Gaga. Cooper is directing. Andrew Dice Clay and Sam Elliott are already set to costar. The movie is slated for release on September 28, 2018. [THR]   Untitled Comedy: Will Ferrell (Daddy's Home, above left) and...

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- Peter Martin

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Dave Chappelle Joins Lady Gaga in Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born

5 May 2017 5:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, Warner Bros. released the first photo of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in the studio's remake of A Star Is Born, just as production got under way. Today we have word that the cast is starting to come together while production continues, with comedian Dave Chappelle joining the team. This marks the actor's first movie role since appearing in director Spike Lee's Chi-Raq in 2015.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Dave Chappelle will play a character named Noodles, the best friend of country star Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper), whom he met while they were both playing in blues clubs. The story follows Jackson Maine, whose career is in decline, when he meets a young singer named Ally (Lady Gaga), whom he strikes up a love affair with. When Jackson starts bringing Ally into the spotlight, her career skyrockets, surpassing Jackson's fame as he tries to deal with his own fading glory. »

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Newswire: Dave Chappelle joins the A Star Is Born remake

5 May 2017 3:56 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga have managed to pull in another big-name star for their upcoming version of the much-remade A Star Is Born. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dave Chappelle has signed on to appear in the film, which stars Cooper and Gaga as Hollywood lovers whose careers take rapidly diverging paths.

It’s been a while since Chappelle last dipped into the world of feature films; outside of a small role in Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq in 2015, he hasn’t been credited for acting in a movie since 2002’s Undercover Brother. It’s not clear how Cooper—who’s also directing the movie, his first—managed to lure him in, but Chappelle will apparently be playing “Noodles,” a blues musician who’s an old friend of Cooper’s fading star. Meanwhile, Sam Elliott and Andrew Dice Clay are also set to star.

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- William Hughes

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Dave Chappelle Joins ‘A Star Is Born’ Redo

5 May 2017 3:22 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Dave Chappelle has joined the cast of Warner Bros’ A Star Is Born, the remake starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga (as Stefani Germanotta) that Cooper is directing. Shooting kicked off at Coachella last month and production is now fully underway. Andrew Dice Clay and Sam Elliott are also in the cast, and the pic has a September 28, 2018 release date. Chappelle last fall signed a deal with Netflix for three comedy specials, the latest step in his return to the spotlight… »

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‘A Star Is Born’ Adds Rafi Gavron & Michael Harney

28 April 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Warner Bros.’ hotly anticipated musical drama A Star Is Born is tuning up its cast. Rafi Gavron and Michael Harney, along with Rebecca Field, have joined Bradley Cooper and  Stefani Germanotta (Lady Gaga) in the Cooper-directed remake to William Wellman's 1937 film. The pic centers on a singe who falls in love with an aging rocker that manages to launch a successful career as his own is in a downward spiral. Sam Elliott and Andrew Dice Clay also co-star. Will… »

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Sandy Gallin, Talent Agent and Producer, Dies at 76

21 April 2017 8:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

High-profile agent and manager Sandy Gallin, who represented Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor, Cher, Joan Rivers and Whoopi Goldberg, has died following a long illness with multiple myeoloma. He was 76.

The New York native also represented Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger, Lily Tomlin, Roseanne, Martin Lawrence, Paul Lynde and Howie Mandell.

He broke into the business at General Artists Corporation in 1962 and he played a role in booking The Beatles on The “Ed Sullivan Show” two years later. In 1970, he partnered with his cousin, Raymond Katz, to create the personal management company Katz Gallin.

Gallin was also a partner with Dolly Parton in Sandollar Productions, which producd “Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt,” the 1991 and 1995 “Father of the Bride” movies that starred Steve Martin, “Sabrina” and “Kicking and Screaming.”

Gallin also produced the 1992 movie “Buffy the Vampire Slayer and won an Emmy for 1980’s “The Miracle Worker.” He »

- Dave McNary

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A Star Is Born First Look At Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

19 April 2017 6:16 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Copyright: © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. And Ratpac-dune Entertainment LLC. Photo Credit: Neal Preston. Bradley Cooper, and Stefani Germanotta (Lady Gaga).

Filming began on Monday (April 17) on Warner Bros. Pictures’ reimagining of the musical A Star Is Born starring Bradley Cooper and introducing Stefani Germanotta, known across the globe as Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture.

Four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) is helming the film, marking his directorial debut.

A Star Is Born is being filmed entirely in Southern California and Warner Bros. Pictures has it slated for release beginning September 28, 2018.

The film is from producer Jon Peters who produced the 1976 film starring Barbra Steisand and Kris Kristofferson. Nominated for 4 Academy Awards, the movie won one Oscar for Best Music, Original Song – Barbra Streisand (music), Paul Williams (lyrics) for the song “Evergreen (Love Theme from »

- Melissa Thompson

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A Star Is Born In First Image From Bradley Cooper’s Music Drama

17 April 2017 12:47 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Filming is officially underway on Bradley Cooper’s music drama A Star is Born – and the first photo is here to prove it.

Featuring Cooper, guitar in hand, opposite Lady Gaga (Stefani Germanotta), the image is a raw peek at Warner’s long-gestating picture, which is now well on its way to its September 2018 release. We say long-gestating because, at one point, Hollywood veteran Clint Eastwood was attached at the helm, right around the time when Beyoncé was linked with the title role of Ally, a talented unknown bound for stardom.

Fresh off her show-stopping performance at Coachella 2017, Gaga is arguably the perfect fit for the part, and A Star is Born marks the artist’s first leading role in a major motion picture. Other screen credits include Machete Kills, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and a recurring role in American Horror Story. Bradley Cooper, incidentally, is also »

- Michael Briers

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First Look at Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born Remake

17 April 2017 11:16 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Coachella music festival kicked off in Indio, California this week, with iconic pop star Lady Gaga delivering a headlining performance on Saturday night. The pop star will remain at the festival throughout this week, with the singer filming scenes for a remake of A Star Is Born alongside her co-star Bradley Cooper, who makes his directorial debut on the project. Production has started today on the remake, and if you're at Coachella this week, you can be a part of the action as an extra, while helping to support a worthy cause. Warner Bros. has also released the first official photo from A Star Is Born, featuring both Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.

Warner Bros. revealed on Twitter that fans can sign up to be an extra at Aeg Festival Ticketing, with tickets costing $10. All proceeds will go directly to Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, with the Coachella shoot happening on Tuesday, »

- MovieWeb

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First Look at Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in ‘A Star Is Born’

17 April 2017 9:39 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are about to go where Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand have gone before.

Filming began Monday on “A Star Is Born,” the latest remake of the the oft-made story of two celebrities who meet when one’s star is on the rise and the other’s is waning. To commemorate the occasion, Warner Bros. released the first image from the movie, which has Gaga wailing into a microphone while Cooper, guitar in hand, looks on admiringly.

Gaga is being billed as Stefani Germanotta, her real name, and the film marks her first leading role in a major motion picture. It also represents Cooper’s directorial debut.

Cooper will play Jackson Maine, a country music star who discovers a talented unknown named Ally (Germanotta). As Ally’s career quickly eclipses his own, Jack struggles to accept that his best days may be behind him, putting a strain on their budding romance. »

- Brent Lang

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First Look: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper in 'A Star is Born' Remake

17 April 2017 9:38 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The first look of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in Warner Bros.' A Star is Born remake is here.

The image sees the American Hustle star onstage playing guitar next to the singing superstar. 

Gaga, who will go by her legal name Stefani Germanotta in the film's credits, stars in the story of an up-and-coming starlet who struggles to break into the entertainment world with guidance from an industry veteran on the way down.

Sam Elliott and Andrew Dice Clay are also set to star in the remake, which will be Cooper's directorial debut. 

A Star is Born has officially kicked off »

- Mia Galuppo

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‘A Star is Born’ Remake: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Saddle Up for Coachella-Set Shoot

17 April 2017 8:12 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are double dipping at Coachella this week, using the music festival as the backdrop for their upcoming Warner Bros. musical, “A Star Is Born,” while Gaga is also there for the small matter of headlining night two, Deadline reports.

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Cooper is directing and will also play the aging rocker at the movie’s center. Gaga plays an up-and-coming singer-actress whose rise to fame coincides with Cooper’s downward spiral and alcohol abuse. The project marks Cooper’s first film as a director.

On Sunday, Coachella’s mobile app sent a message to attendees at the fest, saying they had an opportunity to appear in scene from the movie, according to the Los Angeles Times. “A Star is Born” was first made in 1937 by William Wellman before being »

- Graham Winfrey

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How Vin Diesel Became the Frog Prince of Movie Stars

15 April 2017 11:29 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

No movie star in history gets as little respect as Vin Diesel. A lot of people — too many — still see him as a fake star, a joke, a beady-eyed mush-mouthed poseur in a wife-beater. He’s the action-film equivalent of a politician (like, you know, Trump or Obama) whose legitimacy has never been fully accepted by the other party. Hipsters have no problem with Dwayne Johnson, whose quick sharp delivery, along with his superman physique, conveys an invincibility they’re comfortable with. But Diesel is a different hunk of rock. Off camera, he leads with his proletarian hip-hop swagger; onscreen, his identity in the Hollywood galaxy comes down to his being the renegade hood ornament on a series of wildly overwrought vehicular thrillers that a lot of people have zero to no patience for. (Meanwhile, as today’s box-office returns for “The Fate of the Furious” indicate, the fans still think these movies are God. »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Dice: Season Two; Ron Livingston to Recur on Showtime Series

8 April 2017 11:29 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The second season of Dice will arrive this summer, and a new face has been added to the cast of the series in a recurring role. Deadline reported that Ron Livingston has joined the cast of the series, which is a semi-autobiographical look at the life of Andrew Dice Clay.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Dice’: Ron Livingston Set To Recur In Season 2 Of Showtime Series

3 April 2017 12:23 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ron Livingston (Office Space) is joining the Season 2 cast of Showtime’s comedy series Dice in a recurring role. Created by Scot Armstrong (Old School, The Hangover Part II), the scripted, semi-autobiographical series, from Fox 21 TV Studios, will dig deeper into the many facets of Andrew Dice Clay – beyond the character who once sold out Madison Square Garden – as the unemployed comic struggles in the Vegas suburbs to be a loving father, a devoted boyfriend and a… »

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The Diceman Cometh To Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born

24 March 2017 12:09 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Andrew Dice Clay – aka The Diceman – is in advanced talks to join Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (here making his directorial debut) in A Star Is Born. Deadline reports that the notorious comedian will play Lady Gaga’s “very Italian” father in the remake of the 1937 classic.

This’ll be the fourth A Star Is Born to hit cinemas. William A. Wellman’s original was remade with Judy Garland and James Mason in 1954, then with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson in 1976. The plot examines the effects of celebrity, with an ingenue singer falling in love with an established star. Over the course of the movie, the woman’s fame rises as the man’s falls – resulting all manner of booze-soaked bickering.

It’s a prime role for Lady Gaga, following her award-winning dramatic performance in American Horror Story. She’s made a couple of big screen appearances over years, turning »

- David James

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‘A Star Is Born’: Andrew Dice Clay Tapped to Appear as Lady Gaga’s Dad in Bradley Cooper’s Remake

24 March 2017 9:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Andrew Dice Clay is in talks to join the cast of “A Star Is Born,” which marks Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut. According to Deadline, the comedian will play Lady Gaga’s “very Italian” father in the Warner Bros. remake of William A. Wellman’s 1937 movie.

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The film follows an aspiring singer/actress (Gaga) who falls in love with an aging alcoholic movie star (Cooper). He helps launch her career as he sees his own fade away.

This is the third remake of Wellman’s original film, which starred Federic March and Janet Gaynor. A second version was made in 1954, directed by George Cukor and starring Judy Garland and James Mason. In 1976, Barbra Streisand co-starred alongside Kris Kristofferson in a third remake, helmed by Frank Pierson.

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- Yoselin Acevedo

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