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14 items from 2017


Jim Carrey Becomes Andy Kaufman in Jim & Andy

19 October 2017 1:52 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The film Man On The Moon apparently was not just about Andy Kaufman, but it truly featured Andy Kaufman, and I am contractually obligated to mention Tony Clifton as well.

In 1999 the world got to see Jim Carrey portray his hero Andy Kaufman in Man On The Moon about the life of legendary comic. What was never told was the intense behind the scenes happenings that went on during the filming of the biopic. Now Netflix has released the first look at their documentary entitled Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond — Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton. Check out the Trailer below

 

Personally I am not much of a documentary fan. But this has my interest peaked beyond belief. With footage the studio never wanted to be released, to see the entire true story of Jim Carrey becoming Andy Kaufman. Carrey not known for being a method »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (B.C.)

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Emily Wickersham

6 October 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Emily Wickersham is an actress who was born in Kansas on April 26, 1984, but grew up in Mamaroneck in New York. She has both Swedish and Austrian ancestry. She made her acting debut in 2006 when she appeared as Jules in one episode of ‘Late Night with David Letterman’. In the same year, she also had a small part in ‘Parco P.I.’ before landing the recurring role of Rhiannon Flammer in the HBO series ‘The Sopranos’. She played this role between 2006 and 2007. Since then, she has continued to work in both television and film. She is now

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Emily Wickersham »

- Nat Berman

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Flashback: 'The Ben Stiller Show' Turns 25! Why the Actor Laughed at Winning an Emmy for the Series

27 September 2017 7:31 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

On Sept. 27, 1992, The Ben Stiller Show premiered on Fox, showcasing the titular star’s now well-known talent for emulating celebrities and crafting original characters. The sketch comedy series was abruptly canceled before its first season finished airing, but almost a year after it debuted, the show won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program. 

“We had no idea,” Stiller told Et backstage at the 45th Primetime Emmy Awards. Apparently, none of the show’s writers had attended the ceremony with the  notion they might beat out comedy institutions such as Saturday Night Live and Late Night with David Letterman. At some point leading up to the night, Stiller thought maybe he should put together a few words, just in case. “And then at the last minute, I thought, You know, I'm not gonna prepare a speech, because I'll feel like such a jerk when I don't win.”

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'Cheers,' 'Murphy Brown' Character Actor Jay Thomas Dead at 69

24 August 2017 1:38 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Actor Jay Thomas, who won two Emmys for his guest role on Murphy Brown, died Thursday after a battle with cancer, The Daily News reports. He was 69.

In a statement, Thomas' friend and agent Don Buchwald said, "Jay was one of a kind, never at a loss for words and filled with so much fun and wonderfully whacky thoughts and behavior." Thomas was reportedly surrounded by family at the time of his death.

Thomas amassed myriad credits over the course of his acting career, which began in the early Eighties. »

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Murphy Brown Actor Jay Thomas Dies at 69

24 August 2017 12:54 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Murphy Brown actor Jay Thomas has died after losing his battle with cancer, TMZ reports. He was 69.

Thomas played Jerry Gold on the ‘90s sitcom and also starred in Cheers and Morky & Mindy. Most recently, the Texas native held a reoccurring role on Ray Donovan and appeared on episodes of Bones and NCIS: New Orleans. He also hosted The Jay Thomas Show on SiriusXM.

His days as a radio DJ inspired his annual appearance on Late Night with David Letterman, where Thomas would tell the story of how a young disc jockey and his older coworker captured The Lone Ranger »

- Dana Rose Falcone

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Jay Thomas, ‘Murphy Brown’ and ‘Cheers’ Actor, Dies at 69

24 August 2017 12:17 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Actor Jay Thomas, best known for his roles in the classic sitcoms “Murphy Brown” and “Cheers,” has died, Variety has confirmed. He was 69.

Jay Thomas was one of the funniest and kindest men I have had the honor to call both client and friend for 25 years-plus,” his publicist Thomas Estey told Variety. “He will be dearly missed by so many.”

According to The New York Daily News, which first reported the news, Thomas died following a battle with cancer. No other details were immediately available about the circumstances of his death.

Thomas most recently played Marty Grossman, the operator of a sleazy website, on the Showtime drama “Ray Donovan.”

He starred as a sportswriter on his own sitcom, “Love & War,” from 1992 to 1995, while recurring on “Murphy Brown” from 1989 to 1998. Thomas earned two Emmy Awards for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series for his role as obnoxious tabloid talk show host Jerry Gold on CBS’ hit Candice Bergen »

- Matt Fernandez and Maane Khatchatourian

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David Letterman to Come Out of Retirement for Netflix Series

8 August 2017 8:17 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Top 10 Reasons Fans of Late-Night Comedy Are Having a Good MorningNumber 1: David Letterman is returning to television.

The former Late Show host has signed on for a six-episode Netflix series, the streaming video service announced Tuesday. The new project will consist of in-depth interviews “with extraordinary people” (per the press release) and on-location segments. Each episode will be an hour long.

RelatedDavid Letterman’s Final Late Show: A Star-Studded Top 10, the Foo Fighters’ Farewell and More Key Moments

Letterman’s new series is slated to premiere in 2018. “I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix. »

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Jimmy Kimmel Became a True Heir to David Letterman’s Throne on Monday Night

2 May 2017 5:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There’s no bigger David Letterman fan in the world than Jimmy Kimmel. And on Monday night, Kimmel lived up to his hero’s late night legacy.

Kimmel’s heartfelt 13-minute monologue about the birth of his son Billy, who underwent successful open-heart surgery at just 3 days old, was positively Letterman-esque.

Read More: Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Newborn Son’s Heart Surgery in Tearful Monologue — Watch

At one point during his Monday open, Kimmel pulled out a sheet of paper and gave truly heartfelt thanks for the doctors and nurses who saved Billy’s life. It was reminiscent of the time that Letterman, recovering from heart surgery, brought out the doctors who saved his life.

Fighting back tears, Kimmel managed to share deeply personal details about his son’s condition, while also eliciting a bit of self-deprecating humor and shining the spotlight on Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, hopefully bringing in »

- Michael Schneider

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Jimmy Kimmel Became a True Heir to David Letterman’s Throne on Monday Night

2 May 2017 5:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

There’s no bigger David Letterman fan in the world than Jimmy Kimmel. And on Monday night, Kimmel lived up to his hero’s late night legacy.

Kimmel’s heartfelt 13-minute monologue about the birth of his son Billy, who underwent successful open-heart surgery at just 3 days old, was positively Letterman-esque.

Read More: Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Newborn Son’s Heart Surgery in Tearful Monologue — Watch

At one point during his Monday open, Kimmel pulled out a sheet of paper and gave truly heartfelt thanks for the doctors and nurses who saved Billy’s life. It was reminiscent of the time that Letterman, recovering from heart surgery, brought out the doctors who saved his life.

Fighting back tears, Kimmel managed to share deeply personal details about his son’s condition, while also eliciting a bit of self-deprecating humor and shining the spotlight on Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, hopefully bringing in »

- Michael Schneider

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Late-Night Veteran Vinnie Favale Named Talent-Development Exec at CBS Television Studios

12 April 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS veteran late-night executive Vinnie Favale has been promoted to a new talent-development role at CBS Television Studios.

As senior vice president of talent development, Favale will identify new comedic talent and develop programming from the East Coast. He will also continue his role as program executive for “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

Favale first joined CBS in 1996 as the executive overseeing “Late Show With David Letterman,” staying with the series through its final episode in 2015. He continued on in that capacity as the franchise changed hands to new host Colbert that same year. He also developed and oversaw CBS’ syndicated late-night program “The Howard Stern Radio Show” from 1998 to 2001.

Favale was also one of the founding executives at Comedy Central, where he served as vice president of programming. He has a background in stand-up comedy, and made his stand-up debut on NBC’s “Late Night With David Letterman” in 1982. He is one of the original »

- Daniel Holloway

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Mike Gold: Why Is It?

1 March 2017 5:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Why is it… that 20th Century Fox’s Legion teevee series is so good but their X-Men movies suck so bad?

Why is it… now that Geek Culture has become so damn legitimate, I can no longer afford to be a Geek?

Why is it… that Wild Dog has lasted longer on television than it did in the comics?

Why is it… now that Marvel understands that their Civil War II Big Event was not well-received by readers or retailers and that their other recent Big Events hardly were any better received, they decided to restore the Marvel Universe to its more traditional roots – by launching still another Big Event?

Why is it… that Krypto was named Krypto? Do you know any Earthlings who named their dog Eartho? Not even the Marx Brothers named their dog that. And if Krypto were to chase a car, he’d catch it and »

- Mike Gold

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Jimmy Kimmel on Hosting the Oscars, Donald Trump Jokes and if Hillary Clinton Will Show Up

21 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Being asked to host the Oscars isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Last December when Jimmy Kimmel was at the airport, coming home from a relaxing family vacation in Hawaii, he took a phone call from his agent with the offer. After he hung up — “my response was not one of enthusiasm,” he confesses — he dreaded facing his wife, TV writer- producer Molly McNearney, who had lived through his hosting the Emmys just three months earlier.

“As I approached her, I felt like I was going to tell her I wrecked her car or something,” Kimmel says. “Then we got home, and I had a vicious migraine all night. It wasn’t your typical celebration.”

This Sunday, Kimmel faces off in front of millions of viewers for the most thankless job in show business. The track record of many past Oscar hosts has been jinxed, with reviews »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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WGA East to Honor Veteran Comedy Writer Steve O’Donnell

3 January 2017 2:38 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Prolific TV comedy writer Steve O’Donnell will receive a top honor from the Writer’s Guild of America East at its annual awards gala this year. O’Donnell, a longtime former staffer of “Late Night with David Letterman,” will receive the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence at a Feb. 19 gala hosted by Lewis Black, the guild said Tuesday. “The Sargent Award is awarded to a writer who embodies the spirit, commitment and comic genius of Mr. Sargent, as well as his dedication to mentoring new writers,” a statement read of the awards namesake, who served as president of the Wgae for 14 years. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Longtime Letterman Writer Steve O’Donnell Set For WGA East’s Herb Sargent Award

3 January 2017 10:50 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Late-night TV writer Steve O'Donnell will be this year's recipient of the WGA East's Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence. Nominated for 20 Primetime Emmys and the winner of four, O’Donnell spent 10 years as head writer on NBC's Late Night with David Letterman and another five years as head writer on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. The award, which will be presented February 19 at the WGA Awards ceremony in New York, is given to a writer "who embodies the spirit, commitment… »

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