The news that Donald Trump is dropping — for now, anyway! — his monumentally stupid (even for him) lawsuit against Bill Maher may be good for the humorless blowhard and reality TV star, but it’s disappointing for late-night comedy writers and celeb jurisprudence fans. C’mon, admit it: that would’ve been a fun trial, if for nothing else than Maher’s testimony. At any rate, while we’re waiting to see if Trump holds true on his threat to return to the matter at a later date, here’s a look back at other instances of celebrities — real and C-list — who’ve taken each other to court. … Read More
Welcome to Flavorpill’s streaming movie guide, a new feature in which we help you sift through the scores of movies streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and other services to find the best of the recently available, freshly relevant, or soon to expire. This week, we’ve got a new mash-up music documentary, films from Darren Aronofsky, Jim Jarmusch, and Werner Herzog, and a couple of titles we told (or showed) you about over the past couple of weeks. Check them all out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now. … Read More
1. There are some troubling rumors that Amy and Rory (played by Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill) will be leaving Doctor Who at the end of the current season. More details (along with a few spoilers) here.
2. A slightly squashed down version of famous French architect Jean Nouvel’s hotly-debated MoMA tower has… Read More
Well, it was only a matter of time. As the Anthony Weiner story devolves into further ridiculousness, the media is following suit — to hilarious results. On Friday night’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Bill Maher and Jane Lynch performed a dramatic (and totally, awkwardly verbatim) reading of Anthony Weiner’s Facebook exchanges with Las Vegas blackjack dealer Lisa Weiss, complete with flirtatious looks, moaning, and Jane Lynch’s smooth comic brilliance. And trust us, when you have a script this good, it doesn’t matter that Maher is giggling uncontrollably to himself. Click through to watch the video, but be warned: as you might expect, the audio is definitely NSFW. … Read More
Our friends at Comedy Central worked the red carpet at the New York Comedy Festival’s Stand Up For Heroes Event, eschewing traditional celebrity reporting to play a game of “Would You Rather?” with Dan Rather, taunt Brian Williams about his newscaster rivalry with Jon Stewart, and temporarily fluster Lisa Lampanelli, otherwise known as the Queen of Mean. Tracy Morgan’s at Carnegie Hall tonight and iconoclastic headliner Bill Maher closes out the festival on Sunday at Lincoln Center; you can also catch Andy Sandberg that same evening at Town… Read More
“I think it’s just people who send this to somebody else, and it’s there way of saying if you’re moved by this the way that I am, we’re both wonderful people. And it absolves us of being the people who normally watch these singing contest shows and actually laugh at people like this.”
- Bill… Read More