Chelsea Handler

Your Weekly TV News Roundup: ‘True Blood’ Musical, Beatles Event Series

The television world moves so fast that by the time you learn of a show’s premiere, it could already be canceled. It’s hard to keep track of the constant stream of television news, so Flavorwire is here to provide a weekly roundup of the most exciting — and baffling — casting and development updates. This week, Showtime considers a Cameron Crowe comedy, HBO considers a True Blood musical, and AMC considers everything related to The Walking Dead… Read More

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Chelsea Handler Gets Netflix Talk Show

Ever since Chelsea Handler announced her upcoming departure from E!, there’s been much speculation about where she’d end up next. This… Read More

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15 Possible Letterman Replacements Who Aren’t White Dudes

This week, David Letterman announced his retirement from his eponymous late-night talk show. While he won’t retire until sometime next year, people are already speculating about who will replace him on the show he’s helmed for over 20 years. And, in typical fashion, most of the predictions veer in the direction of Jon Stewart, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, or Conan O’Brien. Given that the late-night talk show landscape is almost exclusively the territory of white men, we have a few suggestions of comedians who could replace Letterman and — gasp! — aren’t white… Read More

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The Most Notorious Feuds in Comedy History

Last night in Beverly Hills, Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, and their Wayne’s World director Penelope Spheeris reunited for a screening of that 1992 classic, in what has been reported far and wide as a public “burying of the hatchet.” Great comedy doesn’t always come from harmony; Myers and Spheeris reportedly clashed over her directorial and editing choices (as a result, he demanded she not return for the sequel), while tension was high between Myers and Carvey on set, since Carvey — the bigger star on Saturday Night Live — was playing a decidedly supporting role. Their rift is rumored to have widened in the years after their Wayne’s World collaboration (the bone of contention is whether Myers stole his Dr. Evil character from Carvey). But it was all smiles and laughs and good times at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, and while their conflicts weren’t directly addressed, Spheeris recently shrugged off the feuds, telling The Hollywood Reporter, “We’re all getting too old to pissed.” True enough, but comedians have never exactly been known for their thick skin; here are a few of the most contentious feuds between funny people. … Read More

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Celebrities Praising Celebrities: The Best Tributes From the Annual “Time 100″ List

Time magazine released its annual “Time 100” this week — a list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The list is, as usual, light on shock; it pretty much features the political figures, artists, athletes, and philanthropists you’d expect. What makes the feature compelling is the deployment of similarly well-known folks to write testimonials about the influential people they admire. Since we love hearing about the actors our favorite actors love, it warms our hearts to read, for example, Jon Hamm’s fan letter to his fellow AMC star Bryan Cranston. “Over the past five seasons,” Hamm writes, “I’ve marveled at Bryan’s ability to turn Breaking Bad’s Walter White from a feckless, terrified father and husband to a ruthless, terrifying father, husband and crime lord. The transformation is mesmerizing. The performance is fearless. Bryan is that good.” These stunt tributes don’t always work (particularly in the political realm — the only thing we want to read less than Sarah Palin’s tribute to Glenn Beck is Ted Nugent’s tribute to Sarah Palin), but when they do, they’re a joy to read. See our favorite celeb-penned tributes from the past five years of “Time 100″ below. … Read More

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10 Great Comedians Who Aren’t Funny on Twitter

Twitter is the perfect medium for comedians: It’s quick, text-based, and social, meaning that there’s a potential audience of millions for a great, concise joke. As such, we follow a lot of professional funny people, from Sarah Silverman to Aziz Ansari to Eugene Mirman. But we have found, often to our great surprise, that not all of our favorite comedians are funny on Twitter. Whether they’re saving their material for paying gigs, have other social media concerns outside of entertaining us, or just can’t translate what they do on stage to the Internet, they just aren’t making us laugh. We’ve rounded up ten top offenders after the jump. … Read More

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No One Is Hosting This Year’s MTV Video Music Awards

We have an unhealthy relationship with MTV’s Video Music Awards. While we’re never exactly what you’d call excited to sit down and watch the show each year, thanks to precious pop culture moments — like Michael Jackson smooching Lisa Marie Presley or Britney Spears dancing with a gigantic snake — we feel obligated to tune… Read More

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Rating NBC’s 2011-2012 Comedies from Worst to Best

It’s that time of year again, when networks are announcing which shows they’ve picked up for this fall and beyond. That means there’s tons of exciting news floating around — but we’re especially curious about NBC’s new comedy slate. With a Thursday night line-up that includes 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, and Community (as well as The Office, which, you know, was once entirely watchable), they’re the gold standard for smart TV sitcoms. This coming season’s series are largely female-driven and feature a handful of recent divorcés. Despite the fact that nothing seems Liz Lemon- or Leslie Knope-worthy so far, we’re cautiously excited for a number of these shows. We rate them from least to most promising, based on early descriptions and promo clips, after the jump. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. NBC is currently casting a new Project Runway-style reality fashion program, and the prize is pretty major — the winner will launch their own line in a major retail store across the country. [via CocoPerez]

2. We’re not sure how to feel about the news that Glee is doing an episode based… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Is it a coincidence that with only two weeks to go until the Oscars, two new pieces by Academy Award-nominated street artist Banksy have shown up in LA? We have no idea, but we think that the one of Charlie Brown lighting up with a can of gasoline is absolutely wonderful, and hope that… Read More

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