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Fifteen years ago, Jim Gaffigan was yet another young stand-up comic riding the conveyer belt from the comedy clubs to a network sitcom in the wake of the success of Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano, Tim Allen, and more. His CBS sitcom "Welcome to New York" was designed as a vehicle for him, but somewhere between the start of development and when it hit the air, the focus shifted to co-star Christine Baranski, an Emmy winner for CBS' "Cybill." It turned out to be a good showcase for neither, and produced only 13 episodes before calling it quits. That wasn't the end of Jim Gaffigan, sitcom actor, but for a long time, it was the end of Jim Gaffigan, aspiring sitcom star. He took jobs on other people's shows ("The Ellen Show," "My Boys") and largely focused on his food-obsessed comedy act (like his famous routine about Hot Pockets). Given how well »
- Alan Sepinwall
Tyler Oakley is already a star online. Now, his name will be more familiar to traditional television viewers, too. The 26-year-old YouTube vlogger appeared as a guest for the first time on The Ellen Show on May 21, 2015.
Oakley, who boasts over 6.9 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, told DeGeneres he could barely believe he was alive because he was so floored to be on her show. The vlogger and author of the upcoming book Binge not only discussed his YouTube career, but also told DeGeneres about his meeting with President Obama where he called the Oval Office’s desk “cute.” Oakley also explained how one of his videos influenced the singer Ricky Martin to come out as gay, which the vlogger said was mind-blowing considering he “used to have a crush on [Martin].”
At the end of Oakley's interview, DeGeneres said she had a gift for the YouTuber which she wanted »
- Bree Brouwer
DisneyCollectorBR is at the top of the charts for the 12th week in a row. The internet's go-to destination for videos of adults playing with children's toys saw a substantial 50% increase in its view count to top out well past the nine-figure mark with nearly 123.8 million views on the week. In a semi-distant second place is ItsBabyBigMouth. The Canadian YouTube channel dedicated to the innards of Kinder Surprise Eggs shot up 26% on the week to top out with more than 93.9 million views.
Felix Kjellberg's PewDiePie channel maintained its third place position. The popular Swedish gamer's channel scored more than 90.6 million views during the week. In the #4 spot is mashamedvedtv. The YouTube destination of a seemingly very popular Russian children's cartoon racked up more than 84.2 million views in the week.
And rounding out the Top 5 is GetMovies. Another Russian YouTube channel that's home to seemingly very popular Russian children's cartoons »
- Joshua Cohen
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: The heroes from Avengers: Age of Ultron (plus Loki) welcome future McU addition Spider-Man back into their sandbox (via Screen Crush): The Onion film reviewer Peter K. Rosenthal humorously criticizes Avengers: Age of Ultron for not having more superheroes: This mash-up of Captain America and Mad Max is by Disney artist and story supervisor Paul Briggs (Frozen; Big Hero 6): Speaking of Captain America, watch Chris Evans scare the crap out of fellow Avenger star Scarlett Johansson on The Ellen Show followed by a friendly game poking fun of Evans: Here's what Disney's Rapunzel looks like with "the Rachel" hairdo from...
- Christopher Campbell
Chris Pratt on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Chris Pratt on The Ellen Show Start at 11:14 to watch his full segment Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers. Jurassic World will feature: Director: Colin Trevorrow Chris Pratt as Owen Grady Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing Vincent D'Onofrio as Vic Hoskins Jake Johnson as Lowery Irrfan Khan as Simon Masrani Nick Robinson as Zach Ty Simpkins as Gray B.D. Wong as Dr. Henry Wu Brian Tee as Takashi Hamada Omar Sy as Barry Katie McGrath as Zara Lauren Lapkus as Vivian Judy Greer as Zach & Gray's Mother Andy Buckley as Zach & Gray's Father James DuMont in an undisclosed role Jurassic World is set »
It's back to reality for Chris Pratt. The actor spent some quality time with his wife Anna Faris and son Jack during their family vacation in Hawaii recently, and during an appearance on The Ellen Show, Pratt confessed he didn't wanna come back (but can ya blame the guy?). "We had the best time, it was so relaxing," he shares. "We did not wanna leave, we really didn't. We had one of those moments where I was like, God, I don't wanna go. I was just having the best time." Of course, he's no stranger to paradise. Pratt actually lived in Maui (in a van!) when he was 19 years old, and revealed that going back for his highly anticipated film Jurassic World was like going »
The Ellen Show isn't just a leading daytime TV show; it's also one of the most popular TV programs on the Internet as well. Clips from the program regularly score millions of views, and now, the first place to see some of them will be Vessel. Ellen Degeneres has teamed up with the new online video platform for a deal that will debut clips exclusively on Vessel 72 hours before they are available anywhere else.
The deal covers 1-2 clips per episode of The Ellen Show, which means that as many as 6 clips will be available exclusively on Vessel at one time. Viewing these videos will require a $2.99 subscription to Vessel's premium service, though the entire Ellen archive will be available through the site's free, ad-supported offering.
Degeneres announced the news on her program and offered fans a free year if they sign up for Vessel's premium service in the next 48 hours. »
- Sam Gutelle
Have you ever gone on the treadmill and while doing your obligatory jog, imagined yourself dancing to the music blasting from your earphones? But you don't do anything about it because you'll end up falling on your face? Well, Carson Dean went for it, and it's absolutely amazing. The actor and dancer was a guest on The Ellen Show earlier today after a video of himself busting a move on the machine went viral (and we're not talking a little head bob and some shoulder shrugs, he freakin' flips on the treadmill!). "I just made the video for my friends and family to see on Facebook, so whenever I upload it on Facebook, I put the private thing, well I thought I did," Dean begins to »
Heaven is at it again. This 4-year-old cutie has graced audiences with her killer moves on The Ellen Show before, and now she returns with her talented mama Tianne to show off what they've been working on most recently—and it's a doozy! The mother-daughter duo broke it down on the show yet again to Beyoncé's catchy "7/11" track, and between her sassy facial expressions and rhythmic swag, there's no doubt that Heaven is fresher than youuuuu. Sorry, but it's true. Heaven and Tianne killed it while showing us how to smack it in the air, flex while our hands are up. The adorable performer even did some groundwork and busted out the Nay-Nay! Get it, »
Justin Bieber and Madonna played a very revealing game of ‘Never Have I Ever’ on The Ellen Show Wednesday. Justin Bieber And Madonna On The Ellen Show Madonna is taking over The Ellen Show for #MadonnaWeek this week to celebrate the release of her new album Rebel Heart, and on Wednesday the pop icon was […]
- Olivia Truffaut
President Obama departed Los Angeles on Friday morning, but a White House pool report hints of what may have been on his agenda before he left the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City.
Spotted in the lobby of the hotel was Zach Galifianakis, the actor, comic and host of Funny or Die’s “Between Two Ferns.” That is the mock talk show that taped a White House interview with Obama in February 2014. The episode got so many Web hits that it was credited with helping boost enrollment in the Affordable Care Act.
Also spotted, along with senior White House officials, was manager and producer Eric Ortner, co-chair of the White House’s Entertainment Advisory Council. That group organized showbiz messaging efforts around the launch of the Affordable Care Act and, more recently, a segment during this year’s Grammys to stop domestic violence. Obama appeared in a pre-recorded video, followed by a performance by Katy Perry. »
- Ted Johnson
Jussie Smollett, who stars on Fox’s new hit Empire as rising gay singer Jamal, opened up about his own sexuality as a guest on The Ellen Show. Jussie Smollett Confirms He’s Gay Smollett, 29, wanted to set the record straight about his sexuality since his character’s sexuality on Empire has led many to wonder whether or […]
The post Jussie Smollett, Empire Star, Opens Up About Sexuality On ‘Ellen’ appeared first on uInterview. »
- Chelsea Regan
We had no Pixar movie last year (boo!!!), but this year we have two (yay!!!) with Inside Out leading the charge this Summer (followed by The Good Dinosaur in November). Inside Out continues the studio's trend of deep story telling spinning out of wonderfully unique ideas, taking a trip inside the head of 11 year old Riley, and introducing us to the emotions, led by Amy Poehler's Joy, who guide her through her everyday life. The latest trailer, courtesy of The Ellen Show, gives us our best look yet at the story, and the weird and wonderful places it will take us. On top of that is a truly wonderful voice cast, including Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith, and Lewis Back, who has stolen the show for me already, thanks to his line about bears (you'll know why once you hear it). This feels like Pixar on top form, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Disney and Pixar unleased an all-new Inside Out trailer that finally details what we can expect from this unique adventure. We've already met the setting, a young girl named Riley, and her various emotions. But what actually is going on inside Riley's head? Watch what happens when the most important emotion gets lost in the dark recesses of the brain. The Ellen show debuted the new Inside Out trailer, which features Amy Poehler as Joy. As the central emotion of Riley's brain, she is responsible for maintaining the young girl's cheery disposition. Along with Anger (Lewis Black), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Fear (Bill Hader), she keeps Riley's emotional state on track. Unfortunately, our new look at Inside Out reveals how Joy and Sadness get sucked away from the command center of the brain and propelled into the deepest depths of Riley' »
The news comes just days after it was announced the Scandal actress was being honored for promoting Lgbt equality and acceptance both at home and abroad. Washington has participated in anti-bullying campaigns and has spoken out against repression in Africa and Russia.
News: Kerry Washington to Be Honored with GLAAD Vanguard Award
DeGeneres, 57, will join Channing Tatum as one of two marquee presenters at the Los Angeles event on March 21. Tatum will honor director Emmerich Roland with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which honors openly gay media professionals.
Video: Shonda Rhimes Calls Out Homophobic Fans: ‘Don’t Watch My Shows’
Washington, 38, previously presented »
Exec produced by Chris Hardwick, the special titled “Sleight of Mouth With Justin Willman” features sketch comedy, magic, field pieces and cannabis-fueled social experiments with guest comedians Doug Benson and Paul Scheer.
“Only on Comedy Central can a guy do magic for stoners in a pot dispensary, then go head-to-head with child geniuses in the same half-hour,” said Willman.
Hardwick, who is producing with his Nerdist Industries, plus Alex Murray of Brillstein Entertainment and “Late Night” exec producer Robert Morton, commented: “Justin is hilarious, but quite honestly scares the crap out of me. His tricks are so good that I am convinced he is some kind of evil wizard who has been sent here to bring about the End of Times with his dark magic.”
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
It all started when birder and wildlife photographer Jason Ward tweeted this photo taken by amateur photographer Martin Le-May of Essex, England. Le-May recently went on a nature walk hoping to see a green woodpecker for the first time.
He got that and then some:
Absolutley Incredible photo by Martin Le-May. Green Woodpecker and Weasel. Apparently the Woodpecker escaped. pic.twitter.com/PUt1b2Mbhs
— Jason Ward (@Jayward7) March 2, 2015
News: Remember the Left Shark meme? Katy Perry made it a onesie!
Twitter immediately started retweeting the amazing snapshot, dreaming up Pixar-worthy backstories where the woodpecker and weasel are best friends and the woodpecker is giving his buddy a lift. Or they’re in love and this is the “A Whole New World” moment.
No. That weasel is trying to kill that woodpecker.
“We heard a distressed squawking and I saw that flash of green,” Le-May told Buzzfeed News. He pulled »
No one wants to be interrogated by a room full of your exes, on national TV, no less, so we really felt for Chris Soules as he faced the brokenhearted, angry, and high-strung contestants from his season on The Bachelor at The Bachelor: Women Tell All, which aired on Monday night. I spoke with Chris immediately following his televised inquisition, and he told me he has a "whole new level of respect for Andi" now that he's stepped in her shoes as the star of the reality TV dating show. Find out who was the hardest goodbye, who he'd pick for The Bachelorette, and more in our interview with him below. Popsugar: How did you feel watching the show? Did it change your feelings about any of the women? Chris Soules: I know what I experienced, and that's all I know. You know, watching it over again, you »
DisneyCollectorBR maintained its #1 spot on the Top 50 Most Viewed U.S. YouTube Channels chart for its second week in a row. The prime online video destination for adults playing with kids' toys ended the week just shy of 99.8 million views. Next up is Taylor Swift. The country-turned-pop-star's "Style" is still racking up the views and helped her YouTube channel to end the week with more than 91.4 million.
BuzzFeed Videos is up next in third place. The premiere YouTube offshoot of the website famous for listicles and actual news received nearly 64 million views during the seven-day stretch. PopularMMOs is in fourth place. The Us-based gaming channel saw a 5% uptick in views to score almost 62.9 million views in the week.
- Joshua Cohen
For the first time in 20 weeks, DisneyCollectorBR is not in the #1 spot on the Top 50 Most Viewed U.S. YouTube Channels chart. The internet's premiere destination for videos of adults playing with children's toys was up 10% on the week and cracked the nine-figure weekly view count with more than 106.8 million views, but still wasn't able to top a fantastic showing from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The YouTube home of Jimmy Fallon's flagship NBC late night talk show program was up 55% on the week in terms of views. And thanks to a pair of incredibly viral videos - which include a Saved By The Bell reunion and an epic three-way lip sync battle - the channel topped out at more than 111.4 million views on the week.
Taylor Swift is up next in the #3 spot. The international pop-turned-country star's YouTube channel took a modest 6% hit in views to end »
- Joshua Cohen
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