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Aries Spears -- Lakers Will Beat Warriors ... 'Sun Shines On a Dog's Ass'

24 November 2015 6:45 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_0hapoeq7"]] It doesn't matter that they're 17 Point Underdogs, the Lakers will shock the best team in the NBA tonight and Beat The Warriors ... for real ... so says Aries Spears.  "The sun shines on a dog's ass baby ... and the Lakers got their booty in the air." The former "Mad TV" star says it's just a matter of time before Golden State starts racking up the Ls ... and says any comparison to the legendary '96 Chicago Bulls team is just plain ridiculous. »

- TMZ Staff

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Saturday Night Live Co–Head Writer Bryan Tucker Picks His 6 Best Sports Sketches

2 November 2015 10:23 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

You might not know Bryan Tucker by name, but you definitely know his work. Tucker, who started out as a stand-up, first wrote for The Chris Rock Show. From there, he did a short stint at MADtv and Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn. But he is better known for working on Chappelle's Show, where he was one of the few writers on staff. He then went on to Saturday Night Live, where he's been for ten years, becoming co–head writer in the spring of 2014. Last week, Tucker launched The Kicker, a sports-comedy website. In honor of its launch, Vulture asked Tucker to look back on his career and remember his favorite sports sketches and sketches where he worked with athletes, from Tebow meeting Jesus to the Racial Draft."Tebow" Even a good idea needs help to make it work, and this sketch was enormously improved by two things: First, »

- Bryan Tucker

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Performer of the Week: Aya Cash

24 October 2015 7:43 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Performer | Aya Cash

The Show | You’re the Worst

The Episode | “There Is Not Currently a Problem (Oct. 21, 2015)

The Performance | At first glance, there was nothing wrong with Gretchen in Wednesday’s installment of You’re the Worst. She had her booze. She wanted to get breakfast at the diner. It was just a regular Sunday, as far as Jimmy & Co. were concerned.

But just underneath the surface of Gretchen’s let’s-drink-and-have-a-dance-party facade, a deeply personal secret (and one epic monologue) was threatening to make itself public — and when the time came for Gretchen to finally break, boy, »

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Disney Xd Orders Hidden-Camera Comedy ‘Walk the Prank’ to Series

23 October 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Disney Xd has given a series order to “Walk the Prank,” a single-camera comedy that also makes use of hidden-camera reality pranks.

Created by Adam Small (“Mad TV,” “Jamie Kennedy Experiment”) and Trevor Moore (“Whitest Kids U Know”), the series is shot in a cinema verité style and centers on a team of practical jokesters who create over-the-top pranks for an online hidden-camera show. Small and Moore will be co-showrunning and directing the series. Tommy Gianas directed the pilot, which was called “Epic Offenders.”

“We are confident that Adam and Trevor will give Disney Xd one-of-a-kind storytelling and unscripted surprises with the pranks,” said Adam Bonnett, exec VP of original programming of Disney Channels Worldwide, who made the announcement. “We are lucky to be in business with these creators and ready to ‘Walk the Prank’ with them!”

“Walk the Prank” stars newcomers Cody Veith (“Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn”) as Chance, »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Castle Recap: Smells Like a Winner

19 October 2015 8:34 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

I’m going to lead off with an opinion that undoubtedly will be shot down by many, yet perhaps be supported by a few.

If all of Castle‘s break-up episodes were as wall-to-wall entertaining as this week’s, there would be 73 percent less carping.

Related2016 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

For one, just looking at my notes for Quotes of the Week, this was far and away the most quotable episode of the season, a very clever and at times Lol-funny script from Nancy Kiu.

You also had a »

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Castle Sneak Peek: Brace Yourself — Kate Wants Something From Rick

16 October 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

It’s bad news… and then good-ish news?… for Castle‘s Rick, in this exclusive sneak peek from the ABC series.

RelatedCastle: Kris Polaha Joins Season 8 Cast as New Foil for Beckett

In Monday’s episode (airing at 10/9c), after a priceless work of art is stolen and its courier murdered, Castle and Beckett work with the key witness (guest star Stephnie Weir, MADtv) to track down the painting and (literally?) sniff out the killer.

In the above clip, Kate hits pause on the investigation to deliver a gut-punch to her husband, with a request he perhaps saw »

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MADtv Turns 20: Bet You Didn't Know These 20 Stars Got Their Start There!

14 October 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

For much of MADtv's 14 year run, the series often found itself unfairly trapped in the shadow of Saturday Night Live, but that doesn't mean the Fox's late-night sketch series didn't have an impact on the comedy world. You don't get 321 episodes on the air if you're not doing something right. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the series premiere, which had us first laughing on Oct. 14, 1995, E! News decided to take a look back at the many funny faces MADtv introduced to us first and narrow them down to the 20 we're most thankful for. Some of them are legends who basically became the face of the show (Hi, Michael McDonald!), while some of them only lasted a few episodes, but went on »

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New Castle Season 8,Episode 5 Spoiler Promo Clip Hit The Net

13 October 2015 9:55 AM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Last night, ABC dropped the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "Castle" episode 5 of season 8, and it offers new looks at some pretty intriguing stuff as a new character on the scene, can apparently sniff out crime. She also reveals to Rick that she can sniff how Kate feels about him, and more. The episode is labeled, "The Nose." In the new, 5th episode official synopsis: Castle Sniffs Out The Culprit, On ABC's "Castle." Synopsis number 2: When a priceless work of art is stolen and its transporter murdered, Castle and Beckett will have to work with the key witness to track down the painting and sniff out the killer. With special guest star Stephnie Weir ("MADtv," "The Comedians"). Episode 5 is scheduled to air on Monday night, October 19th at 9pm central time on ABC. »

- Andre Braddox

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New Castle Season 8,Episode 5 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By ABC

12 October 2015 9:31 AM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, ABC delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Castle" episode 5 of season 8. The episode is entitled, "The Nose," and it turns out that we're going to see some very dramatic and interesting stuff go down as a murder for artwork prompts Beckett and Castle to hunt down the culprit, and more! In the new, 5th episode press release: Castle Sniffs Out The Culprit, On ABC's "Castle." Press release number 2: When a priceless work of art is stolen and its transporter murdered, Castle and Beckett are going to have to work with the key witness to track down the painting and sniff out the killer. With special guest star Stephnie Weir ("MADtv," "The Comedians"). Guest stars feature: Stephnie Weir as Mia Laszlo, Aubrey Deeker as Lorenzo, Kevin Joy as Graham Fletcher and Charles Mesure as Liam Hollister. The episode was written by Nancy Kiu ,and it was directed by Steve Robin. »

- Derek

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Make Keegan-Michael Key Our Next Rom-Com Leading Man

8 September 2015 11:54 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

There hasn't been a truly great movie rom-com in an awfully long time. There are any number of reasons for this — the crippling of the mid-budget movie, general cultural malaise, superheroes. But today is not about lamenting problems. It's about presenting solutions. And the perfect possible solution to our rom-com dearth comes to us from television, where a mini rom-com boom is afoot. America — nay, world: Our next great romantic lead is Keegan-Michael Key. Make it so.Key's brilliant work on Key and Peele — which ends its five-season run on Wednesday — has proven his acumen as a writer and performer (true even in his MADtv days), and the fact that the show is going out on such a high note demonstrates his self-restraint as a creator and executive producer. Plus, he made a patchy goatee still seem striking on Fargo. All of this can be said of Jordan »

- Margaret Lyons

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New Castle Season 8,Episode 5 New Character Spoiler Teaser Hit The Net

5 September 2015 1:50 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

As previously reported, Michael Ausiello over at TV LIne delivered another spoiler chat session, and had even more spoiler teasery for the upcoming Castle season 8. It turns out that the 5th episode labeled, "Nose," will feature a new character named Mia Laszio, and she will help Castle and Beckett hunt down a mastermind criminal that is responsible for a multi-million dollar heist. In their spoiler chat report, they stated: "Actress/comedienne Stephnie Weir (The Comedians, MADtv) has signed on to guest-star in Episode 5, titled “The Nose,” as Mia Laszlo, a real character who begrudgingly helps Castle and Beckett via her unique ability to sniff out the mastermind behind a multi-million dollar heist." Season 8 is due to debut on Monday night, September 21st on ABC. »

- Megan

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Walking Dead, Vampire Diaries, Castle, The Good Wife, Bones, Big Bang, Supernatural and More

4 September 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to

Question: Can we expect a major “Steroline” kiss in the Vampire Diaries season premiere? I need it. – Kayla

Ausiello: You might want to sit down for this one, Kayla: Paul Wesley couldn’t quite recall what goes down in the premiere — they’re a few episodes into Season 7 right now — but when we asked him about Stefan’s kissing agenda with Caroline, he did drop this bombshell: “I’ll be lip-locking with more than one woman.”

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Josh Gad to play Roger Ebert alongside Will Ferrell’s Russ Meyer in Russ & Roger

3 September 2015 3:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety is reporting that Josh Gad (Frozen) has signed on to play celebrated film critic Roger Ebert in Michael Winterbottom’s upcoming comedy Russ & Roger, which has Will Ferrell attached as sexploitation filmmaker Russ Meyer.

The film is described as “a debauched comedy” that will provide “an outrageous look at two no-holds-barred outsiders who defied the Hollywood establishment to make one of the first X-rated films ever released by a major movie studio (Beyond the Valley of the Dolls) — having the party of a lifetime in the process.”

Production on Russ & Roger is set to get underway later this year, with Winterbottom directing from a script by Christopher Cluess (MADtv), which has been polished by Neil and Rob Gibbons (Veep).


- Gary Collinson

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Gillian Vigman Is That Woman Who’s in Every Commercial Ever

28 August 2015 2:25 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

They’re all out there.  Those actors who you see multiple times over but just never know their names?  I would say the most recognizable actress out there whose name virtually no one knows has got to be Gillian Vigman.  And yes, I just found out here name today.  So who is she?  She is most recognizable for her role as “Jack’s Wife” in many Jack in the Box commercials.  However she’s also notable for her membership in the recurring cast of comedians on sketch comedy series MADtv. She also starred in the ABC comedy Sons & Daughters. But what about other stuff?  Oh you know like being in commercials for like…everything?  Try Chase, Swiffer, DirectTV, Esurance, California Milk, McCormick, Hanes, Splenda and about a gazillion more.   Vigman’s in her 40s so she’s been doing this a while. I feel like she should get a break and be the main character… »

- Nat Berman

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Suicide Squad: Ike Barinholtz Teases His Mystery Role

21 August 2015 5:06 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Most of the key players in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad have been established, but little bits of mystery still linger around individual cast members. One such is comedian Ike Barinholtz, who currently occupies an unspecified role.

Barinholtz, known chiefly for his work on The Mindy Project, had the following to say about his character:

“I can tell you my character in that movie is someone you would not want at your house for dinner. He’s a very troubled human being.”

Given the movie’s about a group of demented, criminal renegades that’s not a massive clue, but it does suggest Barinholtz probably isn’t a good guy. But then, who are the good guys in this thing?

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Suicide Squad is definitely a step away from Barinholtz’s usual fare. You’ve probably seen him in Mindy, Bad Neighbours or if you’re really lucky, »

- Daniel Kelly

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Preview: 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Chicago Runs August 20 to 23

19 August 2015 6:24 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Previous | Image 1 of 12 | NextDrea de Matteo, Emmy Award winner for ‘The Sopranos.’

Chicago – One of Chicago’s most popular pop culture gatherings is the Wizard World Comic Con, and the 2015 edition is building anticipation for the weekend of Thursday, August 20th through Sunday the 23rd. Besides the fan costumes, vendor booths and comic book legends, Wizard World has appearances from TV and movie celebrities, highlighted by Burt Reynolds (“Deliverance,” “Smokey and the Bandit”) and Jeremy Renner (The Avengers film series).

To gear up for this year’s Wizard World Comic Con, is publishing – for the first time – a series of Exclusive Portraits from the Wizard World Fan Fest in March of 2015. The Fan Fest was a special show that thanked the fans of Chicago for their loyalty to the main event, which starts tomorrow. Photographer Joe Arce was there, and shot an even dozen of the TV and »

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'Key & Peele' to End After Current Season

26 July 2015 8:11 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele announced Saturday that their acclaimed sketch comedy series Key & Peele will end after its fifth season, which is currently airing on Comedy Central. Peele broke the news to fans by simply linking to a story on The Wrap regarding the series' fate after these final eight episodes.

"This is our final season – and it's not because of Comedy Central, it's us," Key said. "It was just time for us to explore other things, together and apart. I compare it to Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. »

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Comedy Central’s ‘Key & Peele’ Ending Five-Season Run In September

25 July 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Fans of Key and Peele might need an anger translator after today’s news: Comedy Central’s Peabody-Award winning, Emmy-nominated sketch series will end a five-season run with its final episodes in September. “Don’t miss the last 8 episodes!,” tweeted Jordan Peele Saturday. The comics, who first worked together on Fox’s MadTV before creating their self-titled program for Comedy Central in 2012, are among Comedy Central’s buzziest non-talk-show stars, second perhaps only to A… »

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Key & Peele will end after this current season

25 July 2015 12:58 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Comedy Central’s popular sketch comedy series Key & Peele will officially be ending after this current season.

The show, which began its run in 2012, is now in its fifth season. The final episode of the series will air sometime in September.

Keegan-Michael Key, co-creator and star of the show, confirmed the news while speaking to The Wrap. Key said, “This is our final season – and it’s not because of Comedy Central, it’s us. It was just time for us to explore other things, together and apart. I compare it to Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. We might make a movie and then do our own thing for three years and then come back and do another movie.”

It sounds like Key and Jordan Peele still plan on doing other projects with one another, which makes sense considering how this March a feature film based on their sketch “Substitute Teacher »

- Justin Cook

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Spectre Reveals Details On The Latest Bond Girls

21 July 2015 6:32 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

A few months back, Cinema Blend accompanied hordes of other journalists to infiltrate the set of the new James Bond movie, Spectre. But even then the secrets of the plot and new characters were locked up tight within MI6. With a new trailer dropping tomorrow, however, new details have emerged to shed some light on the (count 'em) four Bond girls playing opposite Daniel Craig.  Lea Seydoux of Blue Is the Warmest Color, Italian actress Monica Belluci, Mexican starlet Stephanie Sigman, and Skyfall's Naomie Harris are the women of Spectre. We've only known their character names for the past few months, but USA Today has uncovered some secrets hiding behind their mysterious eyes.  First up is Seydoux's Madeleine Swann, not to be confused with the Mad TV character with a similarly spelled name. She's described as "the doctor daughter of an assassin," and her first abrupt encounter with 007 takes »

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