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Norm MacDonald Talk Show Lands Netflix Series Order

Norm MacDonald Talk Show Lands Netflix Series Order
Norm MacDonald’s Netflix talk show is a officially a go.

The streaming service had given a 10-episode series order to “Norm MacDonald has a Show.” The series will feature MacDonald, sidekick Adam Eget, and a single celebrity guest each episode. MacDonald will executive producer, with David Letterman serving in an advisory role.

During an AMA session on Redditt in January, Macdonald revealed that he was in talks with Netflix to host his own series. A “Saturday Night Live” alum, MacDonald became known in recent years for his talk show guest appearances with hosts such as Letterman, Conan O’Brien,
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Reba McEntire Said 'Heck Yeah' to Playing Colonel Sanders: 'I Had a Blast'

Reba McEntire Said 'Heck Yeah' to Playing Colonel Sanders: 'I Had a Blast'
Reba McEntire wasn’t chicken at all when it came to playing KFC’s first ever female Colonel Sanders.

“When they asked me to go and be the first female Colonel Sanders, I said, ‘Heck yeah!’ ” McEntire, 62, told reporters at the 2018 Grammy Awards Sunday. “Who wouldn’t want to be the Colonel Sanders? Because I’d grown up with Kentucky Fried Chicken all my life. I loved it.”

Be sure to check out People’s full Grammys coverage to get the latest news on music’s big night.

The singer made her debut as the brand’s hallmark character in an ad that dropped Friday,
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KFC Names Reba McEntire the First Woman Colonel Sanders

Step aside, guys, there’s a new woman Colonel in town.

For the first time in history, KFC has named a female celebrity to play their iconic founder Colonel Harland Sanders, with Reba McEntire suiting up for the starring role.

The country music singer has teamed up with the fried chicken chain to launch their new Smoky Mountain BBQ flavor in commercials that will start airing on Jan. 28.

In the ad, McEntire looks nearly unrecognizable, wearing a grey wig and mustache, and Sanders’ classic glasses. The 62-year-old is also wearing a sequined white suit while singing at a good old-fashioned honky tonk.
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A New Generation of Hosts Peppers ‘SNL’ With Salty Talk

A New Generation of Hosts Peppers ‘SNL’ With Salty Talk
You could call it Jenny Slate’s Revenge. In 2009, during a sketch called “Biker Chick Chat,” the comic actress, during her first time on the show, accidentally spoke a word on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” — one that its cast members were not supposed to say, one that starts with an “f.” The utterance raised eyebrows. On this week’s show, host Sam Rockwell did much the same thing. No one seems to have blinked.

Rockwell, who recently won a Golden Globe award, let loose an “f-bomb” late Saturday night while in the midst of a sketch that looked at a frustrated science teacher on a fake PBS kids program. Cast members Cecily Strong and Mikey Day kept things moving along. NBC bleeped the offending word on the west coast and has subsequently cut it on “YouTube,” where viewers can see the actor say it, but can’t hear what he said. A spokeswoman
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Sam Rockwell Drops Surprise ‘F-Bomb’ on ‘SNL’

Sam Rockwell Drops Surprise ‘F-Bomb’ on ‘SNL’
Actor Sam Rockwell ensured his debut as host on “Saturday Night Live” was memorable by letting loose with an accidental and unexpected “f-bomb” – the first time such an incident has occurred since NBC began airing the program live across the nation , putting it on in primetime in some parts of the country.

Viewers in New York heard the epithet clearly in the first half hour of the January 13th broadcast, during a sketch in which Rockwell played a science teacher on a spoof of a PBS kids program. Cast members Cecily Strong and Mikey Day seemed surprised, but kept the action going. Some people watching the show in Los Angeles and Las Vegas reported on Twitter that NBC bleeped out the profanity, and Rick Ludwin, a former longtime head of NBC’s late-night programming, said on the social-media outlet that the network delays its west coast feed by a few seconds. NBC has broadcast
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‘The Orville’ Season 1: What’s Improved, What Hasn’t, and What May Be The Show’s Fatal Flaw

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‘The Orville’ Season 1: What’s Improved, What Hasn’t, and What May Be The Show’s Fatal Flaw
It’s been somewhat impossible to detangle any critical consideration of Fox’s “The Orville” from “Star Trek,” the franchise to which it’s hard to deny a connection. But even when evaluating “The Orville” on its own merits at the start of Season 1, the first three episodes screened by critics were hard-going, as Seth MacFarlane’s “space adventure” featured a wildly fluctuating tone, major pacing issues, and entire scenes that served only to deliver exposition.

It was enough to inspire a harsh review when the show premiered. But while the problems with those early episodes were numerous, some of them could be attributed to the sort of stumbles that occur at the beginning of any new series.

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After seeing the full first season, there’s no denying that there
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Blake Griffin Crushes Comedy Show, But All Eyes on Kendall Jenner

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[[tmz:video id="0_rxu64bjn"]] Blake Griffin lit it up at his comedy show Thursday night in Hollywood ... but rumored Gf Kendall Jenner kinda stole the show -- even though she never got onstage. Blake -- bad knee and all -- toughed it out to raise funny money at "Comedy by Blake" ... bringing in big-name comics like John Mulaney, Norm Macdonald and Whitney Cummings for the charity event at The Avalon. Griffin once again proved he's got jokes -- the crowd ate it up.
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The Orville Sneak Peek: Yaphit Accuses the Captain of Gelatinous Racism

The Orville Sneak Peek: Yaphit Accuses the Captain of Gelatinous Racism
Ed’s reasons for passing Yaphit over for a promotion don’t gel at all with The Orville‘s engineer, as seen in this sneak peek from the already renewed Fox’s drama’s penultimate Season 1 episode.

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In “New Dimensions” (airing tonight at 9/8c), Kelly discovers that Lt. John Lamarr is smarter than he lets on, so she pushes Ed to consider him for a key leadership position after the ship gets damaged by a mysterious spatial anomaly.

In the exclusive clip above, Yaphit
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L.A. Entertainment Industry Celebrates Saban Community Clinic's 50th Anniversary

On Monday, November 13, 2017, Saban Community Clinic celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a fundraising gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, honoring Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix, and Peter Benedek, Founding Partner and Board Member of United Talent Agency, for their philanthropic leadership.

Ted Sarandos, with actress Winona Ryder, and actor/comedian Jeff Garlin

Top TV industry executives and celebrities who attended the dinner gala, hosted by the Friends of Saban Community Clinic, the Clinic’s fundraising arm, raised $4.6 million for its healthcare services. Media mogul and philanthropist Haim Saban and his wife, author and artist Cheryl Saban, matched that amount — bringing the fundraising total to $9.2 million!

“The work of the Clinic is critically important. We are truly inspired [by the stories we heard tonight] and are honored to do our part,” said Cheryl Saban.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Clinic’s low-income and uninsured patients. Last year, the Clinic provided more than 100,000 patient visits.
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The Orville: Season One of Fox Series to Be Shortened

Don't worry, The Orville isn't cancelled. In fact although it has already been renewed for season two, Fox is reducing the space dramedy's season one episode order from 13 to 12. It seems this has more to do with scheduling than anything else. TV Guide reports the lingering episode will be moved to the second season on Fox. A Fox sci-fi series, The Orville stars Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Norm Macdonald, Larry Joe Campbell, Victor Garber, Brian George, and Rachael MacFarlane. Set in 2417, the story follows Ed Mercer (MacFarlane), the new captain of The U.S.S. Orville, his ex-wife, First Officer Kelly Grayson (Palicki) and the rest of the crew. Read More…
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Star Sightings: Taylor Swift and Maroon 5 Celebrate New Albums, Nick Jonas Has a Luxe Night Out & More!

Star Sightings: Taylor Swift and Maroon 5 Celebrate New Albums, Nick Jonas Has a Luxe Night Out & More!
Look what you made Taylor Swift do!

The 27-year-old singer released her new album, Reputation, to a very solid reception, and she celebrated by hosting a secret invite-only event with At&T for fans in New York City on Nov. 13, which also helped launch her "The Making of a Song" video series.

Photo: At&T

Maroon 5 is also coming off a big studio release. The pop-rock group were excited to play songs off their album, Red Pill Blues at their iHeartRadio Album Release Party at the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, California, on Nov. 7. In addition to new songs like "Wait" and "What Lovers Do," they also performed fan favorites like “She Will Be Loved,” “This Love” and “Harder To Breathe.”

“It can be scary to follow a band on their journey, because they may or may not do things that you don’t like,” frontman Adam Levine admitted to host JoJo Wright. “You can’t make
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Top 25 Netflix Original stand-up comedy specials

Wesley Mead Dec 5, 2017

Looking for great stand-up on Netflix? We count down twenty-five highly recommended comedy specials on the streaming service...

In the face of ever-declining DVD sales, Netflix has quickly become the foremost place to discover new stand-up material. The streaming giant is on track to release over 50 exclusive specials in 2017 alone, signing big names (with big cheques) from both sides of the Atlantic and beyond.

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There is a downside to this remarkable release schedule, though. With so many new specials out there, instantly accessible, it can sometimes feel like the smaller fish in the pond are getting short shrift. Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld have all been featured this year alone: with only so many column inches (and so much screen space) to occupy,
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The Orville Sneak Peek: Ed Gets a Blast From Kelly's Adulterous, Blue Past

The Orville Sneak Peek: Ed Gets a Blast From Kelly's Adulterous, Blue Past
You’d have to be living under a Horta to not know that The Orville‘s Ed walked out on wife Kelly after catching her canoodling with a blue alien lover. And in tonight’s episode (Fox, 9/8c), the Band-Aid on that seminal betrayal is ripped off anew, as seen in TVLine’s exclusive sneak peek.

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In “Cupid’s Dagger,” the ninth of this season’s 13 episodes, The Orville is called to mediate a peace treaty between two warring cultures, but tensions run high when a familiar face boards the ship — Darulio, the
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The Orville: Season Two Renewal for Fox Sci-Fi Dramedy

Good news, Seth MacFarlane fans. Fox has renewed The Orville TV show for a second season. Season one of the comedic space drama just premiered on September 10th of this year. A Fox action-adventure series, The Orville stars Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Norm Macdonald, Larry Joe Campbell, Victor Garber, Brian George, and Rachael MacFarlane. In 2417, Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) is promoted to captain The U.S.S. Orville, with the assistance of his ex-wife, First Officer Kelly Grayson (Palicki). While executing their duties, this mixed human and alien crew still must deal with their everyday challenges and each other. Read More…
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Real Rob

Network: Netflix. Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: December 1, 2015 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Rob Schneider, Patricia Maya Schneider, Jamie Lissow, Miranda Scarlett Schneider, Max Amini, Andrei Aldochine, Adam Korson, Kym Jackson, Keith Stubbs, David Spade, and Norm Macdonald. TV show description: An exaggerated autobiographical comedy series, created by star Rob Schneider, the Real Rob TV show centers on the actor and comedian's life. It follows Schneider as he navigates the highs and lows of show business. Read More…
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The Orville: Season One Viewer Votes

How goes the voyage on The U.S.S. Orville, in season one of The Orville TV show on Fox? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show The Orville is cancelled or renewed for a second season. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustrated that their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all season one episodes of The Orville for us, below. A Fox space adventure, The Orville stars Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Norm Macdonald, Larry Joe Campbell, Victor Garber, Brian George, and Rachael MacFarlane. In 2417, Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) is promoted to captain The U.S.S. Orville, with the assistance of First Officer
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Jerry Seinfeld Doesn’t Love the ‘Seinfeld’ Finale, Either: ‘I Sometimes Think We Really Shouldn’t Have Even Done It’

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Jerry Seinfeld Doesn’t Love the ‘Seinfeld’ Finale, Either: ‘I Sometimes Think We Really Shouldn’t Have Even Done It’
It’s been 19 years and fans are still debating the “Seinfeld” finale. One of the most-anticipated sendoffs of all time, the comedy’s last episode also proved to be one of the most divisive. Jerry Seinfeld was asked about the polarizing last hurrah at the New Yorker Festival last night, where he admitted that “I sometimes think we really shouldn’t have even done it.”

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“There was a lot of pressure on us at that time to do one big last show, but big is always bad in comedy,” he continued. Rather, it should be “small and cheap and quick,” which is why Seinfeld also thinks TV is always funnier than movies, “because you don’t have that much time and that much money.” The episode ends with all four
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Tommy Lee Jones Told Jim Carrey ‘I Cannot Sanction Your Buffoonery’ While They Were Making ‘Batman Forever’ — Watch

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Tommy Lee Jones Told Jim Carrey ‘I Cannot Sanction Your Buffoonery’ While They Were Making ‘Batman Forever’ — Watch
In case you were wondering, that bizarre Jim Carrey interview from a few weeks back wasn’t an anomaly. The man who brought us Ace Ventura and the Mask still believes that none of us exist and nothing matters, though he does seem to take it all in stride during his appearance on “Norm Macdonald Live.”

After joking about the fact that “every once in a while, somebody you really admire hates your guts,” Carrey reveals two people who weren’t fans of him: Chuck Jones and Tommy Lee Jones.

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He worked with the latter on the ill-fated “Batman Forever,” in which he played the Riddler to Jones’ Harvey Dent/Two-Face. “I went over and I said, ‘Hey Tommy, how you doin’?’ and the blood just drained from his face like he
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Batman Forever: Jim Carrey Says Tommy Lee Jones Hated Him On Set

Batman Forever: Jim Carrey Says Tommy Lee Jones Hated Him On Set
Jim Carrey was recently on Norm MacDonald Live where he revealed that Tommy Lee Jones hated him when they were making Batman Forever together. Carrey was playing the Riddler while Jones was playing Two-Face in the Joel Schumacher directed movie. The movie was seen as divisive after the Tim Burton movies with Michael Keaton starring as Batman, though it was not universally hated like the next installment in the franchise, which has definitely not aged well, so don't bother going back for a nostalgic viewing. Anyway, while Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones were getting ready to do a scene together, Jones decided to tell Carrey about his true feelings.

Jim Carrey has talked about the subject before in the past, but the subject came up again when Norm MacDonald asked him about it. Carrey maintains that he still has nothing but the utmost respect for Tommy Lee Jones, but
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Jim Carrey Recalls How Batman Forever Co-Star Tommy Lee Jones Hated Him: "I Was the Star"

Jim Carrey Recalls How Batman Forever Co-Star Tommy Lee Jones Hated Him:
Ok, so The Riddler and Harvey Two-Face weren't the best of friends when the Batman Forever cameras were off. On Norm MacDonald's podcast Norm MacDonald Live, Jim Carrey talked about how his co-star Tommy Lee Jones "hated" him—and told him so to his face while the 1995 movie was in production. Jones has not commented. "I was at a restaurant and the maitre de said, 'Oh, I hear you're working with Tommy Lee Jones. He's over in the corner, having dinner.' And I went over and...and I said, 'Hey Tommy! How you doing?' like that," Carrey said. "And the blood just drained from his face, like he had been thinking about me 24...
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