Carol Burnett was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the country's top humor honor, over the weekend.
"This is very encouraging," Burnett said in her acceptance speech, The Associated Press reports. "It was a long time in coming, but I understand because there are so many people funnier than I am, especially here in Washington. With any luck, they'll soon get voted out, and I'll still have the Mark Twain prize."
Another one (sadly) bites the dust.
Just one month after bidding adieu to Elisabeth Hasselbeck, The View said goodbye to one of the show's original co-hosts, Joy Behar.
"Welcome to quite a monumental day on The View," Whoopi Goldberg said on Friday' show. "After 16 seasons..."
The View is sending of original co-host Joy Behar in style.
At a taping of Behar's final special tribute show, to air Friday, Aug. 9 on ABC, the 70-year-old comedienne was surprised by a slew of famous friends — including Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers and former View-er Meredith Vieira —to reminisce about her 16-year run. Emceed by rumored replacement Mario Cantone, who would be the show's first full-time male panelist, the episode closes with a special performance by Tony Bennett.
[Spoiler alert, dummies: This post reveals Liz Lemon's marital status so if you haven't seen this week's 30 Rock, grab some Cheesy Blasters and get to it!]
Harry Truman was right! Anything's possible!
On Thursday's episode of 30 Rock, Liz Lemon...
Memo to HBO's The Newsroom: This is how it's done.
In its second season, BBC America's The Hour (Wednesdays at 9/8c) is the very model of a smart, sleek, witty and sexy drama about the inner workings of a high-profile TV news operation. Set in the late '50s, but feeling quite contemporary in its depiction of media celebrity, with political and competitive pressures assailing journalistic ideals, this first-class entertainment avoids the pitfalls of preachiness and extreme silliness that often derailed Aaron Sorkin's TV comeback.