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Don Rickles, Legendary Comedian, Dies At 90

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Don Rickles, the legendary comedian who made a career out of insults of everyone from audience members to seemingly intimidating stars such as Frank Sinatra, has passed away at the age of 90: Don Rickles, the acidic stand-up comic who became world-famous not by telling jokes but by insulting his audience, died on Thursday at […]

Chuck Berry, Rock And Roll Pioneer, Dies At 90

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A pioneer of Rock & Roll has passed away.

Viewership For Live Televised Events Down Across The Board

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Fewer people are watching live television events such as the Super Bowl and Academy Awards.

Playboy Is Bringing Back The Nudity

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After a year long experiment, Playboy is bringing nudity back.

Al Jarreau, Jazz Singer Who Spanned Musical Genres, Dies At 76

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Al Jarreau, a singer whose half-century career spanned a number of musical genres, has died at the age of 76 only days after announcing his retirement from touring: Al Jarreau, a versatile vocalist who sold millions of records and won numerous Grammys for his work in pop and R&B as well as his first love, […]

Donald Trump Continues To Feed Material To Saturday Night Live

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Saturday Night Live is certainly getting a ton of material out of the Trump Presidency. Last night alone, there were three skits that involved some part of the Trump Presidency, including host Alec Baldwin reprising his performance as the President from several months ago. First up, Donald Trump heads to The People’s Court to get […]

Super Bowl Viewership Dips Slightly For Second Straight Year

There were 111.3 million people tuned into the Super Bowl on Sunday, slightly lower than last year.

A Super Bowl For The Ages

If you changed the channel after the third quarter, you missed what ended up becoming a game for the ages.

Saturday Night Live Roasts White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

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Donald Trump has been providing comedians in general, and Saturday Night Live in particular, with material for decades. Now, his Administration is helping comedians worldwide on a daily basis. Last night, it was Press Secretary Sean Spicer who came into focus for grilling, with Melissa McCarthy portraying him: Nicely played SNL. Nicely played.

Super Bowl Commercial Prices Hit $5,000,000 For 30 Seconds Of Ad Time

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A Super Bowl ad will cost you a cool $5,000,000 for thirty seconds.

John Hurt, Award-Winning British Actor, Dies At 77

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John Hurt, the award-winning British actor know for everything from his starring role in “The Elephant Man” to his appearance in science fiction classics such as “Alien” and “Doctor Who,” has died at the age of 77: John Hurt, an unprepossessing British character actor who vanished inside dozens of roles, from Shakespeare to science fiction, […]

Television Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dies At 80

Another television icon has passed away.

Singer Said Something Sort of Stupid

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There was a modest freakout over the weekend over something Madonna said at the Women’s March. She wants you to know the remarks were taken out of context. A row has erupted over Madonna’s comments about US President Donald Trump during a speech at the weekend. While taking part in a protest march in Washington […]

Ringling Brothers Circus To Shut Down After 146 Years In Business

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A long-standing staple of American culture will soon be no more.

Carrie Fisher Dies At 60

Rest in Peace, Princess. May the Force be with you.

Has 2016 Really Been An Unusually Bad Year For Celebrity Deaths?

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It seems as though 2016 has taken many more celebrities lives than past years.

George Michael, Pop Music Superstar, Dies At 53

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Another music superstar has passed away.

Behind The Scenes At Saturday Night Live

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Via Business Insider and NBC comes this look at how they change sets so quickly in between skits on Saturday Night Live. This is how they went from the Trump and Putin based cold open to the monologue, all in about 2 and a half minutes. Of course, they’ve been doing this for more than […]

80’s Pop Star Richard Marx Helps Subdue Passenger Mid-Flight

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It’s been a long time since 80’s pop star Richard Marx had a hit, but he made the news today thanks to his role in subduing an unruly passenger on a Korean Air flight: An unruly passenger on an Korean Air flight Tuesday should’ve known better than to attack the crew with Richard Marx on […]

Dumbest Vox Headline Ever

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The title of Vox’s review of Rogue One, the new Star Wars movie that tells the story of how the Rebels got the plans for the first Death Star that was destroyed in the original movie released back in 1977,  is perhaps the dumbest headline I’ve ever seen: Because the fact that it’s been called ‘Star Wars” for […]

Trump To Remain Executive Producer Of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ After Becoming President

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Another conflict of interest for President-Elect Trump.

Florence Henderson, Iconic Television Mom, Dies At 82

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Rest In Peace, Mrs. Brady.

Happy Thanksgiving From Outside The Beltway!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s The Best Thanksgiving Sitcom Episode Ever

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As God is my witness……..

Mike Pence Not Offended By Statement By Hamilton Cast

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Vice-President-Elect Pence doesn’t seem nearly as offended as Donald Trump by Friday’s comments from the stage by the cast of Hamilton: Following Vice President-Elect Mike Pence’s trip to Hamilton November 18, he sat down with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday and said that he “really enjoyed” the show. At the end of Pence’s interview on […]

Most Hilarious and Ill-Fated Boycott Attempt of all Time: #BoycottHamilton

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Via WaPo:  ’I will fall on the sword & take your tickets’: Calls to #BoycottHamilton met with mockery As Trump supporters continued to call for boycotts of “Hamilton,” many questioned if it was even possible to “boycott” a show for which tickets are notoriously expensive and difficult to obtain. Indeed. Also amusing if one is familiar […]

Vice President-Elect Pence Visits Broadway, Gets A Post-Performance Message

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Mike Pence’s night at the theater included a message from the cast. Good for them.

Dave Chappelle Knows The Whites

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I’ve been out of the “Saturday Night Live” habit for years now but they’ve done really well with the election cycle, as they always have. Kate McKinnon’s cold open was very well done. I kept waiting for the joke lyrics; they didn’t come. Quite a few in my Twitter feed found it sacrilegious for reasons […]

Leonard Cohen, Legendary Singer, Songwriter, And Poet, Dead At 82

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Another great loss for music in what has been a difficult year.

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

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Golf Legend Arnold Palmer Dies At 87

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A golf legend passes away.

Bill Cosby’s Sexual Assault Trial Set For June 2017

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A long way off, but there are some important pre-trial matters to resolve between now and then.

Gene Wilder, Comedian And Film Actor, Dies At 83

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A skilled comedian and unlikely leading man has passed away at the age of 83.

Summer Olympics Were Lowest Rated Since 2000

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Despite being much more conveniently located for viewers in the United States, viewership for the just-concluded Olympics were the lowest they’ve been in sixteen years.

Steven Hill, Who Played D.A. Adam Schiff on ‘Law & Order,’ Dies At 94

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Steven Hill, a long-time actor who achieved fame late in life as the long-serving District Attorney Adam Schiff on Law & Order, has died at 94: Steven Hill, who originated imposing lead roles on two notable television series, “Mission: Impossible” in the 1960s and “Law & Order” in the 1990s, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. […]

Kenny Baker, The Actor Inside R2-D2, Dies At 81

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Kenny Baker, best known as the man inside R2-D@, one of only two characters to appear in all of the principal Star Wars films that have been released to date, has died at the age of 81: Kenny Baker, the British actor who rose to fame by playing the robot R2-D2 in six “Star Wars” […]

Garry Marshall, Creator Of Classic Television Shows, Dies At 81

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The creator of some of the most popular television programming of the 1970s has passed away at the age of 81.

Dilbert’s Scott Adams and Donald Trump

** FILE**Richard Hatch, winning castaway from the CBS reality show "Survivor," reacts as he holds his prize, a $1 million dollar check, in this Aug. 25, 2000, file photo made at the CBS Television studios in Los Angeles. When Hatch was selected by his fellow castaways as the big prize winner, 51.7 million viewers were watching. In 2004, two cable powerhouses are trying to  establish a reality network. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

The cartoonist and student of human psychology is fascinated by the con artist who would be president.

Muhammed Ali Dead At 74

Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw on May 25, 1965, in Lewiston, Maine.

The Greatest Of All Time.

Criminal Charges Against Bill Cosby Can Proceed To Trial, Pennsylvania Judge Rules

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A Pennsylvania Judge ruled today that there was sufficient evidence against Bill Cosby to allow the sexual assault charges against him to proceed to trial.

Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Walk Into A Bar…..

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Last night’s Saturday Night Live cold open was most likely the last time we’ll see Larry David as Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders but, along with Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton, it was one of the best of the season: Very well done guys, although the first skit remains my personal favorite:

Vast Majority Of Native Americans Not Offended By ‘Redskins’ Name, New Poll Claims

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A new poll indicates that the argument that the name “Redskins” is disparaging is not an accurate statement of how Native Americans themselves feel about the issue.

Morley Safer, Legendary 60 Minutes Correspondent, Dies At 84

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A journalistic legend has passed away just days after his retirement was officially announced.

Bill Backer, Creator Of ‘I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke’ Ad, Dies At 89

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Bill Backer, the man behind the creation of the most famous commercials of the 1970s if not all time, has died at the age of 89: Bill Backer, a lapsed lyricist whose classic 1971 commercial taught a fractious world of potential Coca-Cola consumers to sing in perfect harmony and was featured in the finale of […]

Prince Dead At 57

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A music legend has passed at far too young an age.

Merle Haggard Dead at 79

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A country music legend has passed.

With Defenses Like These, Who Needs Accusations?

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Via Hitfix: Bill Cosby’s TV son charges media with double standard: ‘Roman Polanski is still celebrated’ “You just look at just how the media is playing this whole thing out, and I can’t help but think about Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, [Seventh Heaven star] Stephen Collins, who it’s very clear, you know, the crime they’ve committed,” […]

George Martin, the ‘Fifth Beatle,’ Dead at 90

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The producer behind a group of music legends has passed away at the age of 90.

George Kennedy, Versatile Character Actor, Dead At 91

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George Kennedy, a versatile character actor who played in some of the best-known films of the 1960s and 1970s, has died at the age of 91: George Kennedy, who played tough guys, oafs, G.I.’s and a bonanza of cowboys as one of Hollywood’s most versatile and durable character actors, and who won an Oscar as […]

Harper Lee, Author Of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird,’ Dead At 89

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The reclusive author of one of the greatest American novels ever written has died at the age of 89.

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