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One of the best parts of scrolling through your Twitter feed is getting to see all the hilarious thoughts and quips of your favorite celebrities. From Sarah Silverman's Target struggles to Zooey Deschanel's grudge against nonfat milk, 2013's tweets brought us tons of tears of laughter. We're taking a look back at some of our favorites along with the most appropriate hashtag we could think of to go with them. Nothing says "I don't really want to chat" like sitting alone in a restaurant with your laptop open next to your personal pan pizza — Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) February 16, 2013 #SignMeUp are we bringing back jelly sandals this summer or what? — Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) May 17, 2013 #YouCanTry! I love that The Arclight plays movie scores in the bathroom. Makes me feel like the stakes are Very high when I'm peeing. — Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) June 5, 2013 #JurassicPee I wish you could Shazam someone's »
- Ryan Roschke
This week, Katy Perry was awkwardly caught lip-syncing when her backup track failed at an awards ceremony in France, while Paul Rudd and Kate McKinnon premiered their new web series Hudson Valley Ballers. Someone adorably re-created the movie Elf using pugs, andZach Galifianakis hosted a holiday edition of "Between Two Ferns." Also, Sarah Silverman,Michael Cera and other comedians launched an ugly sweater charity campaign for Stand Up to Cancer, and the first scene of the Kristen Wiig and Tobey Maguire miniseries The Spoils of Babylon premiered. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best onlinevideos:
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- TV Guide News
ITV gets worried about offensive terminology, BBC goes for gender-balanced panel shows and Panorama takes on Comic Relief. Plus: Prince to act on a sitcom … as himself
This week's comedy news
Is the word "Australian" verboten in TV comedy? Indeed it is, if you believe New Statesman and Goodnight Sweetheart writer Laurence Marks, who fired off a trenchant broadside against modern comedy in the Daily Mail last week. Writing in response to the British comedy awards, Marks accused "cheap and cynical" modern comedians of being "middle-aged delinquents spouting obscenities" to attract attention to themselves.
"Shameful and demeaning for everyone," wrote Marks of the ceremony, before accusing ITV of vetoing "Scouser" and "Australian" (or at least, pejorative use of those words) in his scripts for the upcoming reboot of his 80s sitcom Birds of a Feather. ITV's politically correct diktat, Marks claims, led to a "huge row" with the writing duo. »
- Brian Logan
As soon as she could talk, Sarah Silverman's dad taught her the worst words. Is it any wonder she turned out the way she did?
Sarah Silverman is infamous for telling jokes that spark a reaction that's at least as much a gasp as it is a laugh. Some of her best-known gags have included making a music video for her then boyfriend, Us talkshow host Jimmy Kimmel, in which she sings angelically about "fucking Matt Damon" ("On the bed, on the floor, on the towel, by the door, in the tub, in the car, up against the mini-bar," Damon crooned in the background), and recounting on national TV how a friend advised her to get out of jury duty by pretending to be racist and saying, "I hate chinks." "But I didn't want to be thought of as racist, so I wrote, 'I love chinks,' " she said sweetly. »
- Hadley Freeman
Jerry Seinfeld's popular web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" is set to return for a third season of six new episodes exclusively on Crackle on January 2. Hosted and executive produced by the "Seinfeld" star, the series featured guests like Ricky Gervais, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman and Larry David, among others, talking shop with Seinfeld in the first two seasons. Of Crackle's original series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" is the most watched and even received an Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Special Class - Short Format Nonfiction Programs category. Rather than show you the guests for its upcoming season, the trailer below teases with audio -- can you identify the voices? »
- Ohad Amram
Jerry Seinfeld's popular web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" is set to return for a third season of six new episodes exclusively on Crackle on January 2. Hosted and executive produced by the "Seinfeld" star, the series featured guests like Ricky Gervais, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman and Larry David, among others, talking shop with Seinfeld in the first two seasons. Of Crackle's original series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" is the most watched and even received an Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Special Class - Short Format Nonfiction Programs category. Rather than show you the guests for its upcoming season, the trailer below teases with audio -- can you identify the voices?
- Ohad Amram
Cancer sucks. Ugly sweaters rule. Jash has merged these two seemingly disparate concepts in its second annual Ugly Sweater Contest in support of Stand Up 2 Cancer. All four founders of the YouTube comedy channel--Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts, Tim & Eric, and Michael Cera--have busted out their most abhorrent holiday apparel in an effort to see whose sweater is ugliest. Each competitor states his or her case in a recent video on Jash's secondary channel, buh: By texting your champion of choice to 40202, you are not only participating in a time-honored Yuletide tradition; you're also helping fight cancer. Each vote includes a $10 donation to Stand Up 2 Cancer, which means that you should Jash's video and its stars' clashing knitwear with people who like fighting cancer. You can also show off your own sweater on the Stand Up 2 Cancer website if you think you've got what it takes to compete with the big boys. »
- Sam Gutelle
The ensemble work comedy, co-starring Irish actress Sharon Horgan, is still in limbo at the network but the show’s outlook doesn’t look good at this point.
Watch the ‘Bad Management’ Pilot:
- Variety Staff
Comedian Kyle Dunnigan can do a little bit of everything. He’s a stand-up, impressionist, writer for Inside Amy Schumer, actor, podcast host (“Professor Blastoff”), podcast guest, YouTube presence and boyfriend of Sarah Silverman. But Dunnigan might best be known for Craig, his longtime original character that lives with his mom, sports some Wozniak caliber specs and always seems to be a little too ambitious for his own good (like the time he tried to cut his own hair). On Tuesday, Craig released his own Christmas album, on which he proclaims his love for the holidays alongside sexy-sounding backup singers and »
A third season of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee will be served up early next year. Six episodes of the web series will arrive beginning on Jan. 2, available to stream on Cars' official site and on Crackle.com, which announced the news on Thursday. The series, which debuted in July 2012, features Seinfeld in casual conversations with notable comedians as they sit for coffee or take a drive in classic cars. Video: Jerry Seinfeld on His Web Series and What the 'Seinfeld' Gang Would Be Doing Now Season two featured Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, Don Rickles and
- Erik Hayden
Whatever opinion one has of atheism won’t be changed, or even challenged, by “The Unbelievers.” This superficial documentary from first-time feature helmer Gus Holwerda follows scientists and avowed atheists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss on a supposed “rock ‘n’ roll tour” of media and public appearances. While every moment is captured with the reverence of a fawning fan, Holwerda’s star-struck approach neglects to shed new light on his subjects or even showcase their greatest hits. Perhaps it’s appropriate that any meaningful afterlife following limited theatrical engagements appears to be wishful thinking.
Evolutionary biologist and “The God Delusion” author Dawkins is the clear headliner, but theoretical physicist and “A Universe From Nothing” author Krauss gets a bit more screentime (he’s an executive producer, natch) as the two make a series of appearances both individually and together in the U.S. and Australia. A prolonged stretch Down Under »
- Geoff Berkshire
Epix is celebrating 50 years of the famous comedy club in the original documentary, The Improv: 50 Years behind the Brick Wall. The one-hour special, narrated by Adam Sandler, the biggest names in stand-up comedy reveal the role the club played on their road to stardom, through funny personal stories, home movies, photographs and archival footage. The special features Judd Apatow, Lewis Black, Larry David, Jimmy Fallon, Kathy Griffin, Jay Leno, Richard Lewis, Bill Maher, Ray Romano, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman and the Wayans brothers. During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, The Improv’s founder Budd Friedman talked about how this Epix documentary came about, how proud he is of the impact The Improv had on the comedy business, how he never could have envisioned what The Improv would become, how it evolved from a place for singers to a place for comedians, the memories that he has from the »
- Christina Radish
From Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines beauty to the TV wife of the year, GQ magazine counts down the "Year In Babes," and the women who made 2013 "easier to love."
Related Pics: Who Made This UK Sexiest Man List?
This list is quite diverse, celebrating "models, movie stars, sprraaing breakers, thirst traps, twerk teams and TV ladies." Emily Ratajkowski of Blurred Lines lands the "masters of sexy" title, but who else got a GQ shout out?
Sexiest (Possibly Fake) Pratfall of the Year- Hunger Games' Jennier Lawrence
The Never Funnier Comedy Queen of the Year- Sarah Silverman
Which babe do »
The pressure of celebrity has got to be pretty immense, and sometimes famous folks can crack under the pressure. Symptoms can range from a few ill-advised tweets, all the way on up to a full scale nuclear meltdown of career-crippling capacity! Regardless of the size, these blowups are always sure to land in the headlines. Whether funny, sad, or just plain crazy, we’ve had some doozys in this past year. Head down below for the 15 most epic celeb meltdowns of 2013!
15. Kanye West
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Of Course this list had to be blessed by Yeezy, the patron saint of meltdowns. Kanye West did Not take kindly to Jimmy Kimmel spoofing his interview with the BBC in September, and took to Twitter to make sure the world knew it!
- Jordan Runtagh
Whilst the film series does boast an ensemble of some of Hollywood’s biggest comedians, it perhaps hasn’t best utilised their talents.
Cinema does have a long tradition of truly great ensemble comedy movies, and here are a few of the best.
10. There’s Something About Mary
On paper, at the time at least, There’s Something About Mary didn’t boast a cast of comedy giants. Despite his TV work, Ben Stiller hadn’t broken out yet in Hollywood, as this was the film that did that. Cameron Diaz was thought of as »
- Barry Steele
This week, parody perfection reached its peak and the word Kanye-oke was born thanks to the James Franco and Seth Rogen "Bound 3 (Vague)" video, a not-so-vague shot-for-shot redo of Kanye West's new music video featuring his topless fiancé Kim Kardashian. In the now infamous parody, Franco's flapping shirt is flawless - and we can't even find the right words for Seth Rogen's back-arching skills - but one thing made this video pure magic and that's the bromance. Freaks and Geeks fans know that Franco and Rogen go way back; this faux-sexy spoof is just another chapter in their epic love. »
- Kelli Bender
Here is last week’s caption pic winner. This week’s caption pic is at the bottom of the page.
Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is …
“Dammit Steve, either put on a hair net or you’re fired!”
Thanks to John for this week’s winning caption!
Weekend Birthdays! Jonathan Knight (above) is 45, Mandy Patinkin is 61, Stacey Q is 55, Michael Cudlitz is 49, Clay Aiken is 35, Sarah Silverman is 43, Matthew Shepard would have been 37, and Billy Idol is 58. Here’s his greatest song.
In ratings news, Glee bombed, notching its lowest ratings ever, and down 40% from last year’s Holiday episode. The good news is that it’s a “special” episode, and won’t count toward the season ratings.
Congrats to Vernita and Pat
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Sarah Silverman is always a little bit surprising. That's why, when the comedian appeared on "Live with Kelly and Michael" to promote her HBO special, "We Are Miracles," it wasn't a shock to learn she has been punched in the face three times.
"My dad and I have both been punched in the face three times. Which I think is character-building," Silverman said with a completely straight face.
How did the three assaults occur? When asked, Silverman happily gave the details of each punch. "I got a job passing out flyers for a club in New York City ... It was the first time I got punched in the face," the comedian related. She shared her street corner with a guy advertising a chicken restaurant when some "tough" kids started giving the man a hard time. When it got physical, Silverman intervened. " I got in between them -- and I'm not a hero, »
Sarah Silverman didn’t hold back in her performance at the Friends of the Saban Community Clinic Annual Dinner Gala at the Beverly Hilton in L.A. Nov. 26. Still, even she had to give pause a couple of times.
“I shouldn’t mention Walt Disney being a Holocaust denier in this room, right?” she asked the audience. “I’m being a hypocrite because I’m in a Disney movie, but if they do not make a sequel to ‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ I will speak my mind.”
The event honored Showtime Networks Inc. president of entertainment David Nevins and attorney Eric Siegel for their work at L.A.’s Saban Community Clinic, the longest continually running free clinic in the nation.
The evening also served as a fundraiser for the clinic, and according to Friends of the Saban Community Clinic board president Peter Benedek, the night had served its purpose, raising over $1.3 million. »
- Alex Stedman
This week's comedy news
An august organ makes a fool of itself this week, as the influential Hollywood trade mag Variety slams Us standup Sarah Silverman for trying to be "as dirty as the guys". Silverman fans and comedy commentators immediately rounded on the paper's TV columnist Brian Lowry, accusing him of sexism and a failure to understand Silverman's comedy. In a review of her new HBO special We Are Miracles, Lowry wrote that Silverman (who has 4.8m Twitter followers) has only "frittered around the edges of breakout success … Despite all manner of career-friendly gifts – from her looks to solid acting chops – she's limited herself by appearing determined to prove she can be as dirty and distasteful as the boys."
For these comments, the critic was instantly criticised. »
- Brian Logan
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