Dave Chappelle still knows how to stir up controversy.
The stand-up was headlining the Funny or Die Presents: The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival on Thursday night in Connecticut when he was heckled by several audience members and refused to perform his set, according to the Associated Press.
According to fan accounts, Chappelle came out and told a few jokes but stopped because of the heckling. Videos posted online afterwards show that...
"Little Red Corvette," "Purple Rain," this interview — Prince has done a lot of incredible things in his career, but none as amazing as the cover of his new single "Breakfast Can Wait."
Despite the absence of longtime host Jerry Lewis, the 2011 Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon raised $61.5 million, up approximately $2.6 million from last year, The Associated Press reports.
Lewis was on the minds of many at the telethon, including co-host Nigel Lythgoe, who said he was sad the comedian didn't participate in the telethon. Lythgoe told the AP he had expected Lewis to...
A report that Dave Chappelle might be heading back to the small screen is "absolutely untrue," Carla Simms, Chappelle's rep, tells Entertainment Weekly.
The online paper The Daily reported earlier Thursday that he planned a new show aimed for a paid subscription service like Netflix, Crackle or Hulu. But Entertainment Weekly also quotes sources close to the comedian as saying he would likely go on a bigger platform than a niche subscription service if he did return to television.
Fans won't have to say goodbye to The Oprah Winfrey Show until next week's May 25 finale, but it was the beginning of the end for Lady O on Tuesday as she taped her final two episodes before the series ender. News outlets including The Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly were on hand to witness the festivities, the celebrity guests and maybe even walk away with a few of the TV host's Favorite Things. We've compiled the six biggest spoilers from the Internet so, in case you need one more reminder, spoiler alert...
Amanda Bynes, Steve Carell
It's been a great week for quitters. Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater went out big by quitting over his plane's intercom, grabbing some beers, and sliding down the emergency chute. Then a young woman's quitting via dry erase board made the online rounds, though she turned out to be an actress named Elyse Porterfield (whose name also sounds too good to be true). In honor of these disgruntled employees, real and fake, we salute eight of TV's greatest quitters — real, fake, and both.
8. Amanda Bynes: The All That and Amanda Show star announced in June that she was retiring from acting at the age of 24. A month later she changed her mind and announced her...
Cheers to Reggie Watts for lighting up the small screen.
The incandescent comic/musician — who's like the love child of Zach Galifianakis and Jack Black, plus a giant Afro — tore down houses as the opening act for Conan O'Brien's just-concluded "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour." He made his network debut on O'Brien successor Jimmy Fallon's Late Night and performed one of his breakout tunes, "Big-Ass Purse," in TBS' recent special Team Coco Presents: Conan's Writers. Too bad ...
After Dave Chappelle stunned his fans and the entertainment industry in May 2005 by abruptly leaving production of the third season of his insanely popular Comedy Central sketch comedy series, Chappelle Show, the comedian has been flying under the radar with impromptu stand-up shows and surprise appearances.
TVGuide.com caught up with Charlie Murphy, of Chapelle Show's "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories" sketch fame and brother of Eddie Murphy, to get the scoop on whether or not he and Chappelle had kept in touch after all the Season 3 turbulence.
"I actually just retained his phone number [a few] days ago because I had to talk to him," said Murphy. "So he'll be hearing from me soon."
Chappelle has quietly returned back to the stage since falling off the grid with several stand-up performances, but is still keeping a low profile. "He's doing fine. He's doing some stand-up out on the ...
Tommy Chong by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage.com
Duuuude! The G4 Network is planning to capitalize on what they call "the cultural phenomenon of 420" with a day of stoner programs on April 20. (If you're behind on the "phenomenon," catch up here.)To celebrate the day, the network plans to present several films and specials dedicated to the "culture, myths and latest trends" surrounding the smokers' holiday. The programming kicks off at 1 pm/ET with an airing of Half Baked starring Dave Chappelle. Also planned is a two-hour version of Attack of the Show filmed in Jamaica, which features an interview with Ziggy Marley and other Rastafarians, a visit to Bob Marley's home, and a group of comprehensive reports on marijuana from Toronto, Vancouver, Los Angeles and San Francisco.Other highlights from the day include Code Monkeys: The Story of 420 guest-starring legendary pot icon Tommy Chong, the Season 2 premiere of The Block and Reefee's Madhouse, a re-voiced, comedic interpretation of the cult classic Reefer Madness.Will you be veggi...
Dave Chappelle by Stephen Lovekin/WireImage.com
According to the New York Post, the former heard that the latter was going to try to break his record for the most consecutive hours spent performing stand-up, so on Sunday, he broke his own damn record by doing a six-hour-and-12-minute set at Hollywood's Laugh Factory. Among his jokes, the paper says, was an explanation of a recent trip to Ecuador: He had to go so he could return to the States speaking the language properly. Ben Katner