11 items from 2014
Miller’s own mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at age 55, which inspired Miller and her husband to find a way to educate more people about the disease. They created Hilarity for Charity to bring Alzheimer’s awareness to younger crowds, and, more concretely, to fund Alzheimer’s research and donate resources to families struggling with it. Though Hilarity for Charity has already hosted multiple events in Los Angeles, Monday night marked its first New York benefit. »
- Ariana Bacle
Being fully aware I was choosing to watch a film starring James Franco, I was entirely unprepared for what I was getting into, which is a conundrum commonly associated with watching anything starring James Franco.
Maladies is written and directed by multimedia artist Carter. This is Carter’s first feature-length film. Combining the quirkiness of Spike Jonze — but more mellow — and complex philosophical musings like those of Charlie Kaufman — but less dizzying — Maladies manages first to catch me off guard, then just as my interest slowly begins to dwindle I am captured in a random moment of realization that I am enjoying the film. »
- Travis Keune
Natasha Leggero will host the sixth annual Shorty Awards, which will be held on April 7 in New York City and highlight the best content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and the rest of the social media landscape. "It is an honor and highlight of my career to take part in this prestigious award ceremony," said the stand-up comedienne in a statement. "Only emojis can express how excited I am!" Photos: Facebook Turns 10: The Social Network's Most Popular Stars, Movies and TV Shows Among the nominated top short-form content producers in Hollywood over the
- Ashley Lee
Comedian Matt Walsh is turning to fans for help on his next feature film. The co-founder of Upright Citizens Brigade launched on Thursday an Indiegogo campaign for improvised comedy A Better You. Walsh is asking fans to contribute $52,650 by April 21 to help cover the film's postproduction costs. A Better You, co-written by Walsh and Brian Huskey (This Is the End), stars Huskey as a hypnotherapist in the midst of a midlife meltdown. Comedians Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live), Adam Pally (The Mindy Project), Natasha Leggero (Chelsea Lately), Rob Huebel (The Descendants), Jo Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Andrew
- Natalie Jarvey
Exclusive: Comedy Central is betting big on actress-comedian Natasha Leggero. The comedian, who garnered a lot of attention with her wild set as a roaster at last year’s Comedy Central Roast Of James Franco, is a voice cast member of Comedy Central’s animated series Brickleberry and a recurring guest panelist on the network’s breakout new late-night show, @midnight. Now Comedy Central has greenlighted a scripted pilot starring and executive produced by Leggero and a stand-up special headlined by her. The pilot, Another Period, hails from Ben Stiller’s Red Hour, with Drunk History co-creator/director Jeremy Konner directing. It was created by and stars Leggero and Riki Lindhome as Victorian-era heiresses. Shot reality style, the comedy follows the misadventures of Newport’s first family, The Bellacourts, a family with nothing to offer the world, but who have so much money that it doesn’t matter. The show »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
2Nd Update, 8:20 Am: Will cable news programs steer clear of comedy after MSNBC‘s botched Melissa Harris-Perry end-of-year show left her tearily apologizing for the show’s gags targeting Mitt Romney‘s adopted black grandson, and Fox News Channel devoting yet more airtime to MSNBC’s show host foot-in-mouth epidemic? Most recently, Romney was a guest on Fox News this past Sunday, in the course of which, during a segment known as “Romney Reacts To MSNBC For Mocking Family Photo”, he told Chris Wallace, “I recognize that people make mistakes and the folks at MSNBC made a big mistake. They’ve apologized for it. That’s all you can ask for. I am going to move on from that. I am sure they want to move on from it. Look, I’ve made plenty of mistakes myself and they’ve apologized for this and, you know, I think we can go on from there. »
- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
Natasha Leggero is "not sorry" for her offensive joke she made towards World War II veterans who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor, while discussing SpaghettiO's on 'New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly.Leggero's joke amused very few on NBC's "New Year's Eve with Carson Daly."She joked about World War II veterans, who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor, when discussing a tweet SpaghettiOs posted on Pearl Harbor Day, which read, "Take a moment to remember #PearlHarbor with us."While talking about the odd tweet with very funny Jane Lynch, who quipped that equating Spaghetti-Os to pasta was a sacrilege, and Carson Daly, Leggero said, "I mean, it sucks that the only survivors of Pearl Harbor are being mocked by the »
- April Neale
After catching heat for a joke she made about Pearl Harbor veterans, comedian Natasha Leggero is standing her ground. "I'm not sorry," she wrote Friday in an open letter on Tumblr.
During NBC's New Year's Eve broadcast, Leggero was chatting with hostCarson Daly about the infamous tweet SpaghettiOs posted on Pearl Harbor Day, which featured the mascot holding an American flag, asking followers to "Take a moment to remember #PearlHarbor with us."
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- Sadie Gennis
This is actually quite refreshing: after saying an offensive joke during New Year's Eve, comedian Natasha Leggero is not rattling off some canned apology or plagiarizing an apology (looking at you, Shia Labeouf). In fact, she published an open letter with the bold statement: "I'm not sorry."
During NBC's "New Year's Eve With Carson Daly," Daly was interviewing Leggero, Jane Lynch, and Anthony Anderson about a tweet that SpaghettiOs sent on Pearl Harbor day -- a controversial tweet that pictured the food's mascot holding an American flag, with the caption, "Take a moment to remember #PearlHarbor with us."
Daly and Lynch were discussing why it was so offensive when Leggero responded, "I mean, it sucks that the only survivors of Pearl Harbor are being mocked by the only food they can still chew." Apparently Leggero has been receiving a lot of flack for her comment, and thus her open letter was born. »
After collecting criticism for an offensive joke she made on New Year's Eve, Natasha Leggero has written an open letter with her bold response: "I'm not sorry." The controversy began during NBC's New Year's Eve With Carson Daly, when Daly was chatting with Leggero, Jane Lynch and Anthony Anderson about a tweet that SpaghettiOs sent on Pearl Harbor day. Along with a picture of the food's mascot holding an American flag, the company tweeted, "Take a moment to remember #PearlHarbor with us." Story: New Year 2014: What the Stars Are Saying "It offended a lot of people -- corporations
- Ashley Lee
Comedian Natasha Leggero says she isn’t sorry for a joke she made about Pearl Harbor veterans during NBC’s “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly.” “I wish I could apologize, but do you really want another insincere apology that you know is just an attempt at damage control and not a real admission of guilt? Let me just try instead to be honest,” Leggero said on her Tumblr Friday. “I’m not sorry. I don’t think the amazing courage of American veterans and specifically those who survived Pearl Harbor is in any way diminished by a comedian making a joke about dentures. »
- Tim Molloy
11 items from 2014
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