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6 items from 2014

Comedian John Pinette Found Dead At 52

6 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Comedian John Pinette was found dead at age 52 in his hotel room in Pittsburg on Saturday, April 5.

According to the medical examiner, Pinette died of natural causes related to “a medical history he was being treated for." According to the New York Daily News, Pinette was being treated for liver and heart disease.

Pinette earned a place in history in 1998 when he appeared as Howie, the victim of a carjacking in the Seinfeld series finale, but he was also a successful and beloved stand-up comedian and was still touring at the time of his death.

Friends and comedians took to Twitter to express their grief over the loss.

The world has lost a truly funny person. Rest in peace John Pinette.

Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar) April 7, 2014

Never worked with John Pinette; never heard a bad word about him. And he Loved being a comedian. He got dealt a good life. #Rip »

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President Obama, Jimmy Kimmel React to David Letterman’s Retirement Via Twitter

3 April 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Though CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves said in his statement that “we knew this day was getting closer,” the news of David Letterman’s retirement from “The Late Show” in 2015 still took the world by surprise. Among speculation about who will take his place, many in the entertainment business weighed in on Twitter to pay tribute to the talk show host.

David @Letterman is the best there is and ever was.—

Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 03, 2014

There are more than 10 reasons #DavidLetterman will be missed.—

Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 03, 2014

David @Letterman announced he's retiring in 2015. It's been 31 incredible years. Television won't be the same without you, Dave.—

Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 03, 2014

Cheers to @Letterman. A king, a king-maker, and probably the man most to blame for inflicting me on America. See you soon.—

Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 03, 2014

I love Letterman but I am really excited about »

- Alex Stedman

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Chelsea Handler's Late-Night E! Show to be Simulcast on SiriusXM

29 January 2014 8:25 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Chelsea Handler is getting another outlet. Her late-night E! show, Chelsea Lately, will be simulcast for SiriusXM subscribers beginning Feb. 18. In a bid to lift the cable series' viewership and buzz, the show will be available on Raw Dog SiriusXM Comedy Hits channel, which features comedy voices including Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan and Jimmy Fallon, as well as through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App. The looser talk show will continue to air nightly at 11 p.m. as well.  “In the twilight of my life, I've decided to transition off camera and on to the sound waves of SiriusXM. But,

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- Lacey Rose

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Feature: 10 Best Interviews of 2013

15 January 2014 3:43 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – Every year, the movie stars, actor/actresses and filmmakers come knocking, and is there to answer. Film Critics Brian Tallerico and Patrick McDonald have combined their best-of interviews for 2013, and it’s an intriguing and eclectic mix.

With so many promotional tours, conventions and shows coming through Chicago, the opportunity to get a wide range of celebrities, filmmakers and up-and-comers is one of the privileges of covering TV and film here. The following interviews – enhanced (except for two interviews) by the photography of Joe Arce – were significant for their background stories, promotional circumstance and memorable quotes.

Sheryl Lee of “Twin Peaks

Sheryl Lee at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for

Interviewer: Patrick McDonald

Opening Note: Before getting started, there are so many arresting interviews I participated in during 2013, and if you plug these names in the search engine, »

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Shia Labeouf Retires from Public Life After Plagiarism Controversy

10 January 2014 1:43 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Will Shia Labeouf ever be able to show his face at another movie junket again? Or was that the whole point to begin with, as the actor has retired from all public life today. He posted these Tweets on his personal page, sending his love to those that have supported him in this time of controversy and more skywriting with a message to artists everywhere in the world.

In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life.

Shia Labeouf (@thecampaignbook) January 10, 2014

My love goes out to those who have supported me.

Shia Labeouf (@thecampaignbook) January 10, 2014

Shia Labeouf (@thecampaignbook) January 10, 2014

Why has the self-proclaimed 'shit gypsy' gone to such drastic and dramatic measures?

The actor made his directorial debut with the short film, which was about an online film journalist and the business behind attending movie junkets. »

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Hercules: Celebrities React To Crazy Snow Storm

3 January 2014 5:00 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Everyone in the Northeast is currently caught under a pile of snow, and celebrities are no different! Find out what Hollywood’s best and brightest are saying about the wrath of Hercules.

A huge storm blanketed the Northeast on the night of Jan. 2, leaving the residents of New York City, Boston, and more stuck indoors. Everyone is reacting to the blizzard on social media, and celebrities are no different!

Celebrities React To Hercules

NYC is a snow globe. I live in a snow globe. Tomorrow I put on my galoshes and do Calvin and Hobbes things.

— josh groban (@joshgroban) January 3, 2014

Why won’t Mayor DeBlasio just close schools for tomorrow now so my daughter will stop pestering me?

— Al Roker (@alroker) January 2, 2014

Bundle up, New York! Time to show your blizzard chic. #StyleTip #Hercules

Michael Kors (@MichaelKors) January 2, 2014

The PlowNYC feature is activated at, posting real-time updates of snow clearance. »

- Shaunna Murphy

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