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Monday TV: Remembering Johnny, Smash Finale, House

Johnny Carson

Imagine a TV world where the late-night comedy audience is not fragmented in a clutter of Dave or Jay or Stewart/Colbert, Conan, the Jimmys and Craig. read more

VIDEO: Joan Rivers on Whitney Houston Jokes: You Don't Want to Do It Once Somebody's Dead

Andy Cohen and Joan Rivers

Whitney Houston was a favorite target of Joan Rivers', but the funnywoman acknowledges that it's inappropriate to mock the singer right now. After Houston died Saturday, E! pulled a ...
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Top Moments: Kristen Bell's Sloth Meltdown and OMG! Gossip Girl Revealed

Kristen Bell

Our top moments of the week:

13. Most Bitter Reminiscence: During an appearance on The Tonight Show, Madonna, a newly minted director, confesses that in her acting days, she really hated auditioning. "I really sucked at some," she says. when Jay Leno presses for details, she crosses her arms like a petulant child. "I'm not telling," she says. She does, however, offer a hint: "You audition for something, like, eight times ... It's like a kind of torture ... and I ended up not getting the part and that's not very pleasant. I have a voodoo doll of that director." We've got fifty bucks that says that... read more

Comedy Central to Roast Charlie Sheen — on Same Night as Two and a Half Men Premiere

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen will be roasted on Comedy Central — on the same night that the revamped Two and a Half Men premieres.

The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen will air Monday, Sept. 19 at 10/9c — an hour after Season 9 of Men, with Sheen replacement Ashton Kutcher, debuts on CBS. The special will be taped Saturday, Sept. 10 in Los Angeles.

CBS sets premiere dates

"You could say I've been providing ...
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Kathy Griffin to Roast Royal Wedding for TV Guide Network

Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin's televised skewering of the royal wedding, Kathy Griffin's Insightful and Hilarious Take on the Royal Wedding, will air the same day as the nuptials, Friday, April 29, at 8/7c on the TV Guide Network. The self-appointed Princess of Inappropriate took a few minutes to fill us in on the dressed-down vibe of her Take, the expert panel that will accompany her and why Prince William's male-pattern baldness does nothing to thwart his hotness...
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Fashion Police: Joan Rivers Wants to Make Over Helena Bonham Carter

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers has made an entire career out of critiquing celebrity fashion, so when asked which A-lister she wants to make over, Rivers knew right away.

"Helena Bonham Carter," the Fashion Police host told reporters Friday at NBC's Summer Press day. "She looks like they left the door unlocked at the asylum."

Watch videos from Fashion Police

Rivers' daughter, co-executive producer Melissa, also dubbed Leighton Meester as "the gift that keeps on... read more

Friends, Colleagues Remember Elizabeth Taylor for Her Generosity and Those "Unforgettable Eyes"

Elizabeth Taylor

Friends and colleagues remembered Elizabeth Taylor not only as a Hollywood icon and screen legend, but for her revered generosity.

"Elizabeth, on every level, was a mensch. Kind, generous, brave," Taylor's Blue Bird co-star Jane Fonda said.

Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79

Taylor, who won Best Actress Oscars for 1960's BUtterfield 8 and 1966's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, died at 79 Wednesday of congestive heart failure.

"The shock of Elizabeth was not only her beauty," Mike Nichols, who directed Taylor in Woolf, said. "It was her generosity. Her giant laugh. Her vitality, whether tackling a ...
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Joan Knows Best? Renewed for Second Season

Joan and Melissa Rivers

Maybe Joan Rivers does know best.

Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? has been renewed for a second season, WEtv announced Tuesday.

The reality series that follows the famous comedian after she moves in with her daughter Melissa will return in... read more

Matt's Weekend Picks: March 4-6

Kathy Griffin

The Defenders (Friday, 8/7c, CBS)
One week before she begins a limited run on Broadway — and let's hope HBO or somebody records THAT show! — the irrepressible Kathy Griffin goes to Las Vegas in a guest shot on this struggling courtroom drama. She is cast to type as a brash insult comic sued for offending one of her audience victims (What, Joan Rivers was busy?) In the subplot, the son of a hotel owner turns to buddy lawyers Nick and Pete for help after he wakes up to find a casino host strangled in a hot tub. What are the odds he's guilty? ... read more

Roush Review: How Super Was Bowl Night?

The Black Eyed Pea

At least the Packers and Steelers brought it. If only the advertisers had fought as hard to be worthy of the Super Bowl hype.

In recent years, the cliché of saying "I only watch for the ads" has been supplanted by a new Super Bowl truism: The game on the field somehow upstaged the jousting from Madison Avenue. Even this year's most memorable and charming ad — a bit of wordless magic involving a child in a Darth Vader outfit tricked into thinking he had self-started the family Volkswagen — stole some of its own thunder by being leaked and disseminated online days before Sunday's showcase. For Volkswagen, this extra exposure is likely considered a win. It's the sort of ad you're happy to watch and re-watch — and online it even runs longer. But the surprise factor was gone by Sunday night, robbing the ad of its "event" status... read more

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