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Cable Show Disses Christmas

24 December 2008 9:44 PM, PST | NYPost.com | See recent New York Post news »

While many American families are exchanging gifts today to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and some are even going to church, grinchy Comedy Central is rebroadcasting the 2005 Denis Leary special, "Merry F - - - in' Christmas." Leary says on the show: "Christmas is built on a line of bull[bleep]. Do I believe there was a Baby Jesus? You bet your ass I do. But I believe that nine months before he was born, someone sure as [bleep] banged the hell out of his mom." Catholic League president Bill Donohue - »

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Votd: Denis Leary Reviews Denis Leary Movies

17 December 2008 10:44 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Denis Leary is funny and deprecating while he reviews every movie listed on his IMDb filmography including Operation Dumbo Drop, Who’s The Man (or why he gets through the airport faster), Demolition Man (or why Wesley Snipes is insane), and The Ref (or how Ted Demme said “Fuck You” to Disney). Thanks to /Film reader Rory M for the tip. Watch the video after the jump.

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Golden Globes Noms

12 December 2008 1:14 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Doubt, Frost/Nixon and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button were the top movies at the announcement of this year's Golden Globe nominations, each receiving five nods apiece.

Surprisingly, though, only two of those films -- Frost/Nixon and Benjamin Button -- were up for the Best Picture - Drama award, as Doubt was shut out of the category in favor of The Reader, Revolutionary Road, and Slumdog Millionaire, each of which nabbed four nominations. Doubt, however, received the most acting nominations of any film, as all four of its primary stars -- Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis -- were recognized; the drama's fifth nomination was for Best Screenplay. Frost/Nixon and Benjamin Button received nominations in the exact same five categories: Best Picture - Drama, Best Actor (Frank Langella and Brad Pitt, respectively), Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Score.

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The 66th Annual Golden Globe Award Nominees.

11 December 2008 8:33 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "Frost/Nixon" were given out five nominations a piece by the Hfpa which included Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Musical Score. The Association duly recognized one of the year's most remarkable performances and nominated Heath Ledger for Best Supporting Actor for his role as 'The Joker' in Warner Bros. gargantuan box office magnet "The Dark Knight." Best actor nominees were no surprise in Leonardo DiCaprio for "Revolutionary Road," Brad Pitt for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Sean Penn for "Milk," Mickey Rourke for "The Wrestler" and Frank Langella for "Frost/Nixon." Actresses receiving noms were Angelina Jolie for "Changeling," Kate Winslet for "Revolutionary Road," Kristin Scott Thomas for "I've Loved You for So Long" ("Il y a Longtemps que je t'aime"), Meryl Streep for "Doubt" and Anne Hathaway for her work in "Rachel Getting Married." Animated pictures »

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List of the 2009 Golden Globe Award Nominees

11 December 2008 6:16 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Photo: Hollywood Foreign Press Association The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 2009 Golden Globes this morning and the complete list of Motion Picture nominees out of 184 live-action feature films (113 drama and 71 comedies or musicals) and 8 animated feature films is listed below. Looking over the surprises I would have to say The Reader getting in as a Best Picture (Drama) nominee while films such as The Dark Knight and Milk get snubbed is a major surprise. Michael Shannon not being nominated for Revolutionary Road while Tom Cruise gets a nod for his performance in Tropic Thunder caught me off guard and I am sure James Franco wasn't expecting a nomination for Pineapple Express as much as he was hoping for one from Milk, but I am sure he will take it either way. I am also assuming there will be a 50/50 discussion on whether or not Angelina Jolie »

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Exclusive Portrait: ‘Rescue Me’ Star Denis Leary in Chicago For ‘Why We Suck’ Book Signing

5 December 2008 7:52 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “Rescue Me” star Denis Leary takes a moment out of his busy schedule on Dec. 5, 2008 to explain “why we suck” before a packed book signing for his best-selling book “Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid” at Borders on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. Leary starred in 52 episodes of “Rescue Me” from 2004 to 2007.

He’s also a voice in 2009’s “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” and was a voice in 2006’s “Ice Age: The Meltdown,” 2002’s “Ice Age” and “A Bug’s Life”. Leary also starred in “The Secret Lives of Dentists,” “The Thomas Crown Affair,” “Demolition Man” and “The Sandlot”. Our exclusive Chicago portrait of Denis Leary is below.

Rescue Me” star Denis Leary takes a moment out of his busy schedule on Dec. 5, 2008

to explain “why we suck” before a packed book signing for his best-selling book

“Why We Suck: »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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New Ice Age 3 Poster Online

20 November 2008 8:13 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

A new poster has gone online for Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs, the third movie in the animated movie franchise that, secretly, we’ve got a bit of a soft spot for.That’s mainly because of the lovable sabre-toothed squirrel, Scrat, and so we’re glad to see that he’s been placed front and centre on this new poster, which features all the main characters looking rather tentatively into the mouth of an enormous terrible lizard. While we’re quite looking forward to this, is anyone else beginning to feel rather morbid about the direction in which this franchise is heading? Clearly, the Ice Age itself is over, the dinosaurs are moving in, the Earth is warming up, and we’re beginning to resign ourselves to the fact that at some point Ray Romano’s Manny the mammoth and Denis Leary’s smilodon, Diego, aren’t going to make it. »

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New Ice Age poster

20 November 2008 6:41 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs has a new poster that you can check out Below. The film opens on July 1st and stars Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Queen Latifah. I hate to even consider the effects of this thing on the children of today. Maybe in the next one they can teach kids that 65 million years ago Jesus used to play jenga with the dinosaurs too. »

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Déjà Views

20 November 2008 12:59 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Returning favorites seem all the rage in the TV categories for this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards. 30 Rock is the comedy front-runner, and Mad Men might coast on its wins at the Emmys and Golden Globes to take home SAG statues for its second season. But don't count out the newcomers. Back Stage spoke with TV critics Robert Bianco of USA Today, Ray Richmond of The Hollywood Reporter, and Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly to get their takes on the upcoming nominations. Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series "This is a fairly thin category," Richmond says, "because comedies are not in a growth spurt right now." So we'll probably see return visits from previous nominees. Last year's winner, Alec Baldwin of 30 Rock, is the clear favorite among the critics, especially after the show's triumph at the Emmys. Earlier nominees Steve Carell of The Office, Charlie Sheen »

- David Sheward

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Ice Age 3 Poster

19 November 2008 9:23 AM, PST | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

Marketsaw got their hands on a new poster for Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, which will be released in July 2009. The film stars Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Seann William Scott and Josh Peck. Not a lot is known about the plot, although we do know that a population of dinosaurs have survived extinction, living beneath…

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Leary Becomes Surprise Oprah Fan

17 November 2008 3:59 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actor-turned-author Denis Leary fell in love with The Oprah Winfrey Show after he tuned in to prepare a scathing routine about the TV host.

Leary dedicated himself to watching the popular programme because he wanted to gather material to savage Oprah in his controversial book Why We Suck: A Feel-Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid.

But he soon got addicted to the show - and now wants to make a version for men, starring himself and fellow comedian Jon Stewart.

Leary tells USA Today newspaper, "The Oprah thing completely turned around on me. As soon as I started doing the research, I got sucked into the vortex of Oprah. I started watching episodes and reading the magazine (Oprah's magazine O). There's no male Oprah."

Asked about filming a men's version of the show, he adds: "Guys would listen. It could be me and Jon Stewart. You do the joke news, you do the scores because Stewart's a complete sports junkie." »

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Michael Rapaport inks CBS deal

9 November 2008 6:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Michael Rapaport has inked a development deal with CBS.

Under the pact, he will develop, star in and produce an hourlong project for the network. The project will be produced by Denis Leary and Jim Serpico's Apostle Pictures, Sony TV and CBS Paramount TV.

The untitled project, to be written by "Basketball Diaries" scribe Bryan Goluboff, is based on an idea Rapaport has tossed around for four years. It revolves around the lives of social workers in New York and is inspired by the experiences of a good friend of Rapaport's who is a social worker in the Big Apple.

"It will deal with the ups and downs and the goods and bads of what social workers do," Rapaport said. "It's going to be very touching and emotional, as what these characters do is so tough and gritty, but there also will be a lot of room for humor. »

- By Nellie Andreeva

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Autism campaign group forgives Leary

2 November 2008 1:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Autism campaigners have called off a protest against Denis Leary after accepting an apology from the star over remarks he made about the condition. The Rescue Me actor claimed some parents use the disorder as an excuse for their children's laziness in his book Why We Suck: A Feel-Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid. Autism United had planned to lobby the new book, but have called off the protest under the (more) »

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Leary Forgiven By Leading Autism Campaign Group

1 November 2008 6:59 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Latest: A planned protest against actor-turned-author Denis Leary's new book has been called off by autism activists after accepting the star's apology for scathing remarks he made against children suffering with the disorder.

The Rescue Me star sparked outrage among campaigners for young autism sufferers when an excerpt from his book, Why We Suck: A Feel-Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid, was printed in a U.S. newspaper last month.

In the book, Leary claims some parents use the brain development disorder as an excuse to explain their children's "laziness", and blames the surge in autism on "inattentive mothers and competitive dads".

But Leary defended himself against criticism and claimed his comments had been taken "out of context".

He has since issued two apologies for his remarks, and advocacy group Autism United has now forgiven him for his mistake.

Autism United spokesman and comedian Mark Anthony Ramirez has now cancelled the U.S.-wide boycott of the book, on the condition that Leary either omits the chapter in question, or donate some of the proceeds to charity.

Ramirez, whose own child has been diagnosed with autism, says, "I feel that Denis' apology was enough.

"But his claim that his comments were taken out of context is a veiled attempt to elicit more sales.

"As a parent of a child with autism, I feel he owes the autism community the money he is making for using what has quickly become an epidemic in our country as a cheap ploy to sell his book. He should donate a portion of his sales to assist children with autism." »

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Leary Apologises For Autism Comments

29 October 2008 9:14 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actor-turned-author Denis Leary has apologised for his scathing remarks against children suffering with autism - insisting his quotes were taken out of context by the media.

The Rescue Me sparked outrage among activists for young autism sufferers when an excerpt from his book Why We Suck: A Feel-Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid was printed in a U.S. newspaper earlier this month.

In the book, Leary claims some parents use the brain development disorder as an excuse to explain their children's "laziness", and blames the surge in autism on "inattentive mothers and competitive dads".

But Leary has taken a step back since landing in hot water over the remarks.

He tells the Boston Herald, "I apologise for any pain the out-of-context quotes from my book may have caused." »

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Leary's Book Under Fire Again

27 October 2008 5:06 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actor-turned-author Denis Leary's new lifestyle book has landed him in hot water again - after he defended his right to use homophobic language in the tome.

The Rescue Me star came under fire during an interview with American gay and lesbian magazine The Advocate, which quizzed him about his forthcoming book, Why We Suck: A Feel-Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid.

In the interview, reporter Brandon Voss confronts Leary over a chapter in the book titled Why Matt Damon Is A Giant F*g - asking why Leary deems it appropriate to use the derogatory term.

But Leary insists he didn't set out to cause offence - blaming his use of controversial language on his Irish Catholic parents.

He explains, "I also have a chapter called, 'We'd Hate You Even If You Weren't Black'. I don't believe in the power of words. My parents came from Ireland, where the c**t is literally a word your mother and father would use to describe the weather or the car: 'That c**ting car won't start!' And I come from a Catholic background where the nuns were always telling you, 'Don't do this, don't say this,' so any time anyone tells me I shouldn't say something, my reaction is, 'Why not?'"

Earlier this month, Leary came under fire for making controversial comments about children with autism in the book, claiming the parents of autistic children use the brain disorder as an excuse for "laziness". »

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Gays Blast Leary Over Slurs

26 October 2008 1:35 AM, PDT | NYPost.com | See recent New York Post news »

Denis Leary, already under attack for making fun of autism, is now defending his right to call homosexual men "fags." And incredibly, he says the Catholic Church and his parents are to blame for his slurs.

The "Rescue Me" star is put on the defensive in an interview with next month's issue of gay magazine The Advocate, which grilled him about his upcoming book, "Why We Suck," and a chapter titled "Matt Dillon Is a Giant Fag."

"What gives you the right to use the 'F-word?' " demands interviewer Brandon Voss. "I also have a chapter called, »

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McCarthy: 'Leary Is Uninformed About Autism'

17 October 2008 5:06 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Latest: Actress Jenny McCarthy has branded Denis Leary "obviously stupid" over comments made in his new lifestyle book about children with autism.

The actor-turned-author sparked outrage among activists for young autism sufferers when an excerpt from Why We Suck: A Feel-Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid was printed in a U.S. newspaper on Wednesday.

In the book, Leary claims parents use the brain development disorder as an excuse to explain their children's "laziness".

But McCarthy, whose son Evan is autistic, is angry the Rescue Me star has spoken out on a topic she maintains he is misinformed about.

She tells Access Hollywood, "Whoo! First of all, let me tell you, the autism community has received probably 10,000 emails (saying) 'Go kill him! Go yell at him!'"

"(But) it's so hard to even get up enough juice in me or energy in me to even try to fight someone that is obviously stupid."

Leary has since released a statement claiming his comments had been taken out of context. »

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Leary Defends Autism Comments

16 October 2008 5:10 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Latest: Actor-turned-author Denis Leary has blasted the press for its coverage of his new lifestyle book, insisting comments he made about children with autism have been taken out of context.

The Rescue Me star sparked outrage among activists for young autism sufferers when an excerpt from Why We Suck: A Feel-Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid was printed in a U.S. newspaper on Wednesday.

In the book, Leary claims parents are using the brain development disorder as an excuse to explain their children's "laziness".

According to the New York Post, in a chapter titled Autism Schmautism, he writes: "There is a huge boom in autism right now because inattentive mothers and competitive dads want an explanation for why their dumb-ass kids can't compete academically, so they throw money into the happy laps of shrinks... to get back diagnoses that help explain away the deficiencies of their junior morons. I don't (care) what these crackerjack whack jobs tell you - yer (sic) kid is Not autistic. He's just stupid. Or lazy. Or both."

But Leary has hit back at his detractors, insisting the journalist has failed to read his book in full because he actually supports those suffering from autism.

He says in a statement: "...If they have (read the book), they missed the sections I thought made my feelings about autism very clear: that I not only support the current rational approaches to the diagnoses and treatment of real autism but have witnessed it firsthand while watching very dear old friends raise a functioning autistic child." »

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Link Time!!!

15 October 2008 1:00 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

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