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Whoopi Goldberg Guest Hosts Prostate Cancer Foundation 2017 New York Dinner

Prostate Cancer Foundation (Pcf), a nonprofit organization founded by Michael Milken dedicated to identifying and funding groundbreaking cancer research programs, recently hosted the 2017 New York Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street New York.

Whoopie Goldberg at the Prostate Cancer Foundation 2017 New York Dinner

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Legendary actress, comedian, and television host Whoopi Goldberg served as guest host for the event. The evening concluded with a stunning performance by Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer Jennifer Hudson. Proceeds from the event, which raised $18 million, will support the partnership between Pcf and the Department of Veterans Affairs (Va) to provide precision oncology to all veterans by establishing eleven centers of excellence. By providing access to their more than 9 million patient records, Pcf researchers will be able to discover new and better treatments that will impact all prostate cancer patients. The evening was the organization’s second largest fundraising night.

Notable attendees included: Michael and Lori Milken,
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Helen Hunt on Her First Emmy Win and Awards Show Nerves

Helen Hunt on Her First Emmy Win and Awards Show Nerves
By 1996, Candice Bergen had had enough. After five Emmy wins for lead actress in a comedy, the “Murphy Brown” star declined further nominations for the part. “Mad About You’s” Helen Hunt picked up her baton. And while NBC’s frank and honest sitcom about married life would eventually garner Hunt four Emmy wins — as well as launch her television directing career — she still cannot fathom why her co-star (and the series’ co-creator) Paul Reiser did not have the same luck with TV Academy voters. Hunt, who this season appeared onscreen in Fox’s “Shots Fired” and also directed episodes of FX’s “Feud” and NBC’s “This Is Us,” reflects on that win for Variety.

The first thing you did when you won your Emmy in 1996 was thank Candice Bergen “for her generosity of spirit.”

Well, the year before she said she thought Helen Hunt would win. She teed me up and then made sure it
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Helen Hunt on Directing ‘Feud’: ‘It’s About What It’s Like to be A Woman As An Artist’

Helen Hunt on Directing ‘Feud’: ‘It’s About What It’s Like to be A Woman As An Artist’
Helen Hunt rose to stardom in NBC’s hit sitcom “Mad About You,” but these days her priority is spending more time behind the camera. This season, she helmed episodes of NBC’s family dramedy “This is Us,” CBS’ comedy “Life in Pieces” — and FX’s old-Hollywood flashback “Feud,” from executive producer Ryan Murphy. (Of course, she also starred in Fox’s limited series crime drama “Shots Fired.”)

Here, she tells Variety about moving from acting to directing, lessons learned from her famous father, and the deeper meaning behind “Feud.”

You started directing when you were on “Mad About You.” Was that an important switch for you?

I always knew that if I wanted to build up mileage [as a director], this would be the place to do it. The crew was on my team and Paul [Reiser] was on my team. And I had great mentors who worked with me: my dad, [director Gordon Hunt], who won a DGA award for directing the
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Let Me Be Frank: Episode 7 “Nonfilms”

Episode 7, “Nonfilms”, of the Let Me Be Frank web documentary series is now available for viewing. Readings by photographer/author David Steinberg and artist/activist Paul Escriva. This episode explores Frank's "street series", his "nonfilms" sessions in Santa Fe, discoveries he made painting live models and his first experiments with erotic play. Episode 7 also includes a live performance of Moore’s poem, “Mutation Is Evolution” by Annie Krist. Music by Frank Moore, Vinnie Spit Santino, Michael Labash, waveformalpha, Cosmic Starfish and Tha Archivez. It also features a brand new song, "My Heart Is In Your Asshole", which was created for this episode, written and performed by Mutant Press with Frank on vocals. Let Me Be Frank is a video series based on the life and art...

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TV News Roundup: Discovery Releases First Trailer for ‘Manhunt: Unabomber’

TV News Roundup: Discovery Releases First Trailer for ‘Manhunt: Unabomber’
In today’s roundup, Discovery released the first look at the upcoming Unabomber series, while A&E Notorious Big documentary sets a premiere date.

First Looks

Discovery released the first look at the scripted anthology miniseries, “Manhunt: Unabomber” starring Paul Bettany as Ted Kaczynski. The first installment tells the true story of the FBI’s hunt for Kaczynski, better known as the Unabomber, the deadliest serial bomber in history. The story focuses on FBI agent and criminal profiler Jim Fitzgerald, who along with the Unabomb Task Force, ultimately captured the notorious criminal in his remote cabin in Montana. The cast also includes Chris Noth, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jane Lynch, Mark Duplass, and Brian d’Arcy James. The series will premiere on Tuesday, August 1 at 9 p.m. Watch the trailer below.

Dates

A&E Network announced the documentary “Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.” will premiere Monday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt. The
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Woody Allen’s Manager Accused of Secretly Pocketing Commissions

Woody Allen’s Manager Accused of Secretly Pocketing Commissions
Woody Allen’s manager is facing accusations that he secretly pocketed commissions from Allen’s films that should have gone to his management partners.

Dominique Cohen-Brezner filed a lawsuit on March 30 in Los Angeles Superior Court accusing Stephen Tenenbaum of withholding money from her late husband, Larry Brezner. Brezner, who died in 2015, was partners with Tenenbaum and David Steinberg in Mbst Entertainment.

According to the suit, Tenenbaum had an obligation to share the revenues from Allen’s films with his partners. However, Cohen-Brezner alleges that Tenenbaum “secretly arranged to defer income from Woody Allen’s projects while at the same time planning to leave Mbst and pocket the commissions for himself after forming his new management company.”

The three were partners in Mbst for 20 years, and shared commissions from all of their clients. In addition to Allen, the company represented Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, and Bette Midler.

Cohen-Brezner claims that Tenenbaum and his son Andrew,
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Bob Newhart, Tom Hanks, Other Stars Remember Don Rickles: ‘A God Died Today’

Bob Newhart, Tom Hanks, Other Stars Remember Don Rickles: ‘A God Died Today’
Legendary comedian Don Rickles died on Thursday at the age of 90, and many of those in Hollywood whom he inspired took to Twitter to honor his legacy.

Although he was widely known as an “insult” comic, stars, especially those in the comedy world, refuted that with stories about his kindness.

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In a statement released on Thursday morning, Bob and Ginnie Newhart expressed their shock and condolences regarding Rickles’ death. “He was called ‘The Merchant of Venom,’ but in truth, he was one of the kindest, caring, and most sensitive human beings we have ever known,” the statement reads. “We are devastated and our world will never be the same. We were totally unprepared for this.”

Rose Marie, co-star of “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” also released a statement: “One of my dearest friends is gone. What a talent! He was remarkable and
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Bob Newhart, Tom Hanks, Other Stars Remember Don Rickles: ‘A God Died Today’

Bob Newhart, Tom Hanks, Other Stars Remember Don Rickles: ‘A God Died Today’
Legendary comedian Don Rickles died on Thursday at the age of 90, and many of those in Hollywood whom he inspired took to Twitter to honor his legacy.

Although he was widely known as an “insult” comic, stars, especially those in the comedy world, refuted that with stories about his kindness.

In a statement released on Thursday morning, Bob and Ginnie Newhart expressed their shock and condolences regarding Rickles’ death. “He was called ‘The Merchant of Venom,’ but in truth, he was one of the kindest, caring, and most sensitive human beings we have ever known,” the statement reads. “We are devastated and our world will never be the same. We were totally unprepared for this.”

Rose Marie, co-star of “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” also released a statement: “One of my dearest friends is gone. What a talent! He was remarkable and one of our favorites to work with on ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show.’ I
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‘Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg’ Trailer: Raw Doc Explores Millennial Traversing of A Comedic Icon — Watch

‘Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg’ Trailer: Raw Doc Explores Millennial Traversing of A Comedic Icon — Watch
A comedic genius who inspired some of the greats, Robert Klein has conquered comedy since the early days of “Saturday Night Live.” “Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg,” directed by Marshall Fine is set to premiere on the Starz network on March 31, and we’ve got your first look at the exclusive trailer.

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According to the official synopsis, “‘Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg’ blends vérité and archival footage with fresh interviews to look at Robert Klein in the 21st century – still performing, still creating new material, now an icon but forever an influence on a generation of comedians. The film offers an affectionate profile of a comedy giant, capturing the humanity that brought his humor to life and made his comedy a touchstone for a generation.
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‘Cash Cab’: Revamped Series Returns To Discovery

Discovery is reviving Emmy-winning series Cash Cab, with comedian David Steinberg on board as executive producer and All3Media’s Lion USA as producer. The revamped series will feature a new spin in which unsuspecting passengers will be taken for ride by top names in comedy, film and TV. Dodging New York City traffic, passengers will take on classic Cash Cab trivia en route to their destination. If they get stumped, pedestrians and friends can help them out via phone, text…
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Discovery to Resurrect ‘Cash Cab’ Game Show

Discovery to Resurrect ‘Cash Cab’ Game Show
Discovery is reviving its long-running game show “Cash Cab,” Variety has confirmed, giving the people of New York one more reason to hail a taxi instead of ordering an Uber.

New episodes will run on Discovery later this year. As in the previous iteration, passengers will take on classic Cash Cab trivia en route to their destination, earning cash along the way. If they get stumped, pedestrians and friends can help them out via phone, text or social media shout outs. If the riders get three questions wrong, though, they’re out on the street — cashless, but at least a little further along in their journey.

Ben Bailey was the host of the original version, which ran from 2005 to 2012, but the revival has yet to name a single host. The new episodes will feature appearances from notables in comedy, film, and TV — some of whom will be driving the Cash Cab. The
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'Cash Cab' Revived at Discovery Channel (Exclusive)

Cash Cab is back on duty.

Discovery Channel is rebooting the game show, which previously ran for 10 seasons, from 2005-12, and won three Emmy Awards. Comedian David Steinberg has come on board as an executive producer of the show, which hails from original producers Lion USA along with Norton Productions.

The series finds unwitting passengers entering the "Cash Cab" expecting a normal taxi journey, only to discover they're instant contestants in a game that could earn them a cash prize.

Dodging New York City traffic, these passengers will take on classic trivia en route to their destination. If they...
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Testing the limits by Anne-Katrin Titze

Ferne Pearlstein: "Renee [Firestone] and Steven Spielberg became very close." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

A highlight of the Tribeca Film Festival, Ferne Pearlstein's stunning The Last Laugh has Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Robert Clary, Rob Reiner, Harry Shearer, Jeffrey Ross, Alan Zweibel, Gilbert Gottfried, Judy Gold, Larry Charles, David Steinberg, Susie Essman, Lisa Lampanelli and Hanala Sagal reflect on questions of free speech, taboos and time limits. Holocaust survivor Renee Firestone is the film's responsive centre.

Jerry Lewis's The Day The Clown Cried, James Moll's The Last Days and Paul Provenza's The Aristocrats open up the discussion and Brooks's comment on Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful leads me to Son Of Saul star Géza Röhrig's response to Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds in my conversation with Ferne and her co-writer/co-producer Robert Edwards.

Mel Brooks who never included a swastika in his material until The Producers, makes an important distinction between jokes about Nazis and jokes about the Holocaust....
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Tribeca Film Festival encore highlights by Anne-Katrin Titze

David Byrne conceives Contemporary Color by Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Of Horses And Men director Benedikt Erlingsson's latest The Show Of Shows (Storyville); Ferne Pearlstein's The Last Laugh with Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Robert Clary, Rob Reiner, Harry Shearer, Jeffrey Ross, Alan Zweibel, Gilbert Gottfried, Judy Gold, Larry Charles, David Steinberg, Susie Essman, Lisa Lampanelli and Hanala Sagal (co-writer of Liza Johnson's Elvis & Nixon); Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken, Maryann Plunkett, Kathryn Hahn and Marin Ireland in Jason Bateman's The Family Fang, screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire; Contemporary Color, with camerawork by Jessica Oreck, Sean Price Williams, Michael Palmieri, Robert Greene, Wyatt Gerfield, Amanda Rose Wilder, under Dp Jarred Alterman and with Beastie Boys' Adam Horovitz, Devonté Hynes, Nelly Furtado, Nico Muhly, Ira Glass, St. Vincent, Money Mark, Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe, providing some of the music to David Byrne
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Showtime To Air Garry Shandling’s ‘Inside Comedy’ & ‘Green Room’ Episodes

Showtime said it will re-air episodes of Inside Comedy and The Green Room With Paul Provenza that featured Garry Shandling this weekend in honor of the late comedian. Shandling appeared on Season 1 of the David Steinberg-hosted Inside Comedy, Episode #6, which also featured Sarah Silverman. Shandling also appeared in a 2012 episode of The Green Room along with Judd Apatow, Bo Burnham, Ray Romano and Marc Maron. The episodes will air back-to-back beginning tonight at 7 Pm…
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Garry Shandling Remembered by Bob Odenkirk, David Steinberg, Howie Mandel

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Garry Shandling Remembered by Bob Odenkirk, David Steinberg, Howie Mandel
Garry Shandling, the pioneering comedian who died Thursday at age 66, is being remembered by the comedy world, with colleagues such as Howie Mandel, Bob Odenkirk and David Steinberg, expressing their grief and sharing their memories. “I can’t believe we’ve lost @GarryShandling. A great mind and heart,” Mandel tweeted on Thursday. Steinberg remembered Shandling as a “caring and generous person.” “What a loss. One of the true comic geniuses ever. I can’t imagine a world without Garry’s take on things,” Steinberg said in a statement. “He was a caring and generous person. I will miss him so much.
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Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Martin, more comedians tweet salutes to late Garry Shandling

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Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Martin, more comedians tweet salutes to late Garry Shandling
The world lost a comedy great today, and it’s clear from Twitter what a great impact he had on so many fellow comedians. Garry Shandling, best known for the absurdist, pop culture reference-packed comedy in The Larry Sanders Show and It's Garry Shandling’s Show, died on Thursday at age 66. TMZ first reported the news. Amy Schumer, Paul Feig, Bob Saget, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, and more voices from the realm of comedy have shared their grief for Shandling on Twitter. Read their tweets below, and read the tribute from HitFix TV critic Alan Sepinwall here. A moment to celebrate an true, original & tv pioneer and yes 1 of the funniest. Was an honor to know him. Condolences to his family. R.I.P — Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) March 24, 2016 Garry Shandling was as kind and generous as he was funny and that is saying a lot. — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 24, 2016 Rip @GarryShandling.
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Kathy Griffin Pays Tribute to Garry Shandling, the Friend She Spent One Last Sunday with: 'I'll Miss Our Talks'

Kathy Griffin Pays Tribute to Garry Shandling, the Friend She Spent One Last Sunday with: 'I'll Miss Our Talks'
Garry Shandling is being mourned by his close friends after the star of The Larry Sanders Show died Thursday at 66. Kathy Griffin, who spent time with Shandling and Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk on Sunday, shared a photo of the three comedians together. "Sunday, my longtime friend Garry Shandling was here, making every1 laugh. I loved him. I'll miss our talks the most," Griffin wrote on Twitter. Odenkirk added: "I can't believe this. Very sad to say goodbye so abruptly." In a statement to People, Griffin shared more about the late comedian. "I'm crushed. That man, made me laugh.
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Kathy Griffin Pays Tribute to Garry Shandling, the Friend She Spent One Last Sunday with: 'I'll Miss Our Talks'

Kathy Griffin Pays Tribute to Garry Shandling, the Friend She Spent One Last Sunday with: 'I'll Miss Our Talks'
Garry Shandling is being mourned by his close friends after the star of The Larry Sanders Show died Thursday at 66. Kathy Griffin, who spent time with Shandling and Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk on Sunday, shared a photo of the three comedians together. "Sunday, my longtime friend Garry Shandling was here, making every1 laugh. I loved him. I'll miss our talks the most," Griffin wrote on Twitter. Sunday, my longtime friend Garry Shandling was here, making every1 laugh. I loved him. I'll miss our talks the most. pic.twitter.com/Ud8AQXNBXN— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 24, 2016 Jimmy Kimmel wrote
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Garry Shandling: Celebs Mourn Passing of ‘Genius,’ ‘Legend’

Garry Shandling: Celebs Mourn Passing of ‘Genius,’ ‘Legend’
Comedians and actors remembered Garry Shandling on social media following the actor’s death on Thursday afternoon.

Albert Brooks, Amy Schumer, Ricky Gervais and Jimmy Kimmel were among the first to pay their respects.

Brooks tweeted, “R.I.P. Garry Shandling. I am so saddened to hear this. Brilliantly funny and such a great guy. He will be so missed.”

R.I.P. Garry Shandling. I am so saddened to hear this. Brilliantly funny and such a great guy. He will be so missed.

Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) March 24, 2016

“Today we lost a comedic genius and a very dear friend,” Sony Pictures Television chairman Steve Mosko, who was a close friend, said in a statement. “Garry entertained millions of people and was an inspiration to generations of comedians, actors and writers. He will be greatly missed.”

“Goodbye Gary Shandling thank you for your kindness and your generosity and for making me laugh so damn much,
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