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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...
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.
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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...
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."
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Rivers' daughter, co-executive producer Melissa, also dubbed Leighton Meester as "the gift that keeps on...
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 ...
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...
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? ...
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...
Joan & Melissa: Joan Know Best?
Say what you will about Joan Rivers (God knows she's probably already said it funnier), but the woman really is a piece of work.
Last night, the legendary cut-up kicked off her new reality show, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best, and proved to us all that Betty White isn't the only woman of a certain age worth watching these days. Loaded down with more baggage than a Bachelor contestant and enough opinions to put Fox News in a fetal position, Rivers also showed that she's as gutsy as some of her own material as she traded 21 years in Manhattan for Malibu to crash with daughter and red-carpet comrade Melissa. Did hilarity ensue? Sure. But so did some unexpected drama.
Joan and Melissa
Lifelong New Yorker Joan Rivers has moved to the Land of La La to live — and lock horns — with daughter Melissa, and it's all captured on their new WE tv reality series Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best? We sat down with the two yakkety-yaks and got a taste of turmoil to come ...