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Paul Scheer to launch new podcasting network from Earwolf Media

Paul Scheer to launch new podcasting network from Earwolf Media
In the insular world of podcasting—particularly the even more insular world of comedy podcasting—Earwolf Media looms large. The podcasting network home of Comedy Bang! Bang!, How Did This Get Made?, Professor Blastoff, and many others, and it's been one of the catalysts (and beneficiaries) of the podcasting revolution of the past few years. Now parent company Midroll Media is doubling down on the medium: Tuesday, it launches a sister network to Earwolf, this one focusing on pop culture and going by the name Wolfpop. Helping guide the whole project is actor-comedian (and co-host of How Did This Get Made?
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Royal baby begets a royal flood of tweets: Read our favorites so far

Royal baby begets a royal flood of tweets: Read our favorites so far
It’s a boy! More importantly — it’s a meme!

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, welcomed a baby boy this afternoon — and naturally, Twitter hasn’t been able to shut up about it since. Don’t feel like wading through a sea of groaners to find the gems? Don’t worry — we’ve done all the work for you.

From the Department of General Jokes:

It's a boy. The Half-Blood Prince has been born. #RoyalBaby— Professor Snape (@_Snape_) July 22, 2013

Okay, Nate Silver, prove your worth: What'S This Kid'S Name?— Jennifer Senior (@JenSeniorNY) July 22, 2013

Crowds at London Bridge waiting
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TV's Funniest Women Address 'Labia Saturation' Controversy

TV's Funniest Women Address 'Labia Saturation' Controversy
Some of TV's funniest women still have an issue with former "Two and a Half Men" showrunner Lee Aronsohn's "labia saturation" comments. And for good reason.

During a roundtable interview for The Hollywood Reporter, Martha Plimpton ("Raising Hope"), Laura Dern ("Enlightened"), Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep"), Julie Bowen ("Modern Family"), Zooey Deschanel ("New Girl"), Christina Applegate ("Up All Night") and Jane Lynch ("Glee"), discussed the now infamous comment.

The original statement from Aronsohn via THR: "Enough, ladies. I get it. You have periods," he said. "But we’re approaching peak vagina on television, the point of labia saturation."

"What, like we need more dicks and balls?" Louis-Dreyfus said.

Several people shot back at Aronsohn at the time, including Plimpton, who sent the below tweet. But at the THR roundtable, the ladies tackled the topic again.

"There were a lot of us who said something. [Actress] Sarah Thyre, [comedy writer and blogger] Lizz Winstead -- a lot
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TV's Funniest Women Address 'Labia Saturation' Controversy

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TV's Funniest Women Address 'Labia Saturation' Controversy
Some of TV's funniest women still have an issue with former "Two and a Half Men" showrunner Lee Aronsohn's "labia saturation" comments. And for good reason.

During a roundtable interview for The Hollywood Reporter, Martha Plimpton ("Raising Hope"), Laura Dern ("Enlightened"), Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep"), Julie Bowen ("Modern Family"), Zooey Deschanel ("New Girl"), Christina Applegate ("Up All Night") and Jane Lynch ("Glee"), discussed the now infamous comment.

The original statement from Aronsohn via THR: "Enough, ladies. I get it. You have periods," he said. "But we're approaching peak vagina on television, the point of labia saturation."

"What, like we need more dicks and balls?" Louis-Dreyfus said.

Several people shot back at Aronsohn at the time, including Plimpton, who sent the below tweet. But at the THR roundtable, the ladies tackled the topic again.

"There were a lot of us who said something. [Actress] Sarah Thyre, [comedy writer and blogger] Lizz Winstead -- a lot of much funnier women than me,
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Martha Plimpton talks 'Raising Hope' season finale, takes EW Pop Culture Personality Test

Martha Plimpton talks 'Raising Hope' season finale, takes EW Pop Culture Personality Test
Tonight, Raising Hope (Fox, 9:30 p.m.) begins its two-part season 2 finale, which finds the family’s history with Hope’s mother, the Boyfriend Killer, chronicled on Inside Probe, a TV program hosted by guest star Nancy Grace. At the end of the first half hour, there’s a bombshell that sends the family to court in the April 17 episode to retain custody of Jimmy’s daughter. “It’s an old-fashioned ‘To be continued…’ cliffhanger, which I love,” Martha Plimpton says of Part 1. “They always did that kind of stuff on all the shows I grew up watching. I love
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'Two and a Half Men' Ep Lee Aronsohn: Too many women-centered comedies on TV

With Charlie Sheen gone from "Two and a Half Men," apparently someone needed to step in and take over the role of saying dumb stuff. And that person seems to be show co-creator and Ep Lee Aronsohn.

While at the Toronto Screenwriting Conference, Aronsohn tells The Hollywood Reporter that he thinks there are too many female-centric comedies on TV.

"Enough ladies," Aronsohn says. "I get it. You have periods." Aronsohn then adds, "We're approaching peak vagina on television, the point of labia saturation."

These comments drew a swift reaction from many in Hollywood.

Martha Plimpton from "Raising Hope" writes on Twitter "Um, Lee, women are 51% of the population & a coveted demographic for advertisers. What are you thinking?" She adds, "The rise of female writers and performers in television is a result of demand. So we're taking our place at the creative table."

Plimpton is far from the only person to chide Aronsohn for these remarks.
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Sarah Thyre: Michael Ian Black on Parenting, Pop Culture and His Worst Christmas Present Ever

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Sarah Thyre: Michael Ian Black on Parenting, Pop Culture and His Worst Christmas Present Ever
Michael Ian Black is a founding member of two -- Two! -- cult comedy troupes, The State and Stella. He is also an author of books for both children and adults, and most recently, in commercials, "the Expedia Guy." Last year, he completed a national stand-up comedy tour. He is a true show biz dilettante, and he's really good at all of it.

His latest book, You're Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations, takes on darker, more real material. Michael writes candidly about his childhood: being raised by his gay mom and her partner, sharing a room with his ill sister, and a very touching retelling of his father's death and funeral. He has the unmitigated gall to assert that, often, marriage sucks and kids are assholes. He's also not afraid to expose, hilariously, that there are no career guarantees in show biz. You're
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Six Degrees: A Sack Full of Funny Edition.

G’day Zoners, I hope your all gearing up for the Festive Season, and enjoying those last minute shopping trips. Here in sunny old Australia mother nature is enjoying Christmas so much she’s even brought snow. We havn’t gotten that much, certainly not as much as our friends in the North but it’s still weird to see snow in December. For the unlucky Nothern Zoners caught in the crazy cold weather, your in luck!! No, I don’t have salt, but I do have the latest round up of Six Degrees news.

This week we have Grammy, SAG and Golden Globe nominations, a farewell to Daily Show executive producer Josh Lieb, John Hodgman’s new podcast series, Steve Carell’s post-Office projects, Allison Silverman’s new television series, an interview with Eric Drysdale, and more Amy Sedaris and Neil DeGrasse Tyson than you can poke a candy cane at.
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Andy Richter Says Parents Shouldn’t Be Cool

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Funnyman Andy Richter says that his two children William Oscar, 8 ½, and Mercy Josephine, 4, have well-developed senses of humor — but what’s comedy to them isn’t comedy to most adults!

“All you have to do to make them laugh is throw pee and poop into the conversation or make fart noises,” Andy tells Babble. “They love that.”

“When my son started to get to the age of liking jokes, every one we would make involved pee or poop or farting. We thought, ‘Oh my God, we’ve raised a frat-house monster.’ Then we took a
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