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This Saturday, September 7th at the Westchester County Center, comedy legend Bill Cosby will be performing his time-tested classic brand of stand-up. From the stage to the television to on record, The Cos has touched several generations with his many comedic gifts. His impact is clear even on the hi ... More >>
Everyone has different preferences in strippers. Beverly likes the girl with blown out flower tattoos and cheap hair extensions who looks like a biker's girlfriend. Also: the pale, thin, red haired girl with a mole on her tiny ass. One friend likes the tattooed babe with the mohawk, and actually get ... More >>
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were a scream as hosts of the Golden Globes last night. They were wicked, witty, and spontaneous, and added some lovely tones of mirthful mockery to the proceedings, which could otherwise bog down in self congratulation. If Seth MacFarlane can do even half as well at the Os ... More >>
Like his creations Stewie (from Family Guy) and Ted, Seth MacFarlane is kind of impishly cute yet snickeringly barbed and racy. And I imagine that's exactly the combo he'll bring to his job hosting the next Academy Awards. I can't say I'm surprised Billy Crystal isn't coming back for a 10th hostin ... More >>
People have been concerned for a very long time with what's killing music. The current boogeyman is undoubtedly Auto-Tune, the pitch-correction software that can both sweeten off-key voices and create new vocal effects. Some have long protested its ubiquity: It will kill real vocals! Live performanc ... More >>
The Talent Show Presents: The Leap Year Show w/H. Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser, Lady Aye, Ménage à Twang, Patrick Borelli, and others Littlefield Wednesday, February 29 Better than: Staying home to watch Family Guy. (But only slightly better than staying home to watch Archer.) Since the brilliant FX ... More >>
Last night's Grammy nominations show was full of pomp, eyeliner, and people on Twitter becoming very confused. Here's the complete list of nominees; below, 20 questions that we're still wrestling with some 14 hours after the broadcast signed off. 1. "Super Bass": Robbed or totally robbed? 2. Now t ... More >>
On Monday night at the Sheraton Ballroom, onetime Abbot of the West Coast Friars Club Larry King gets a Friars Testimonial dinner, emceed by Katie Couric and featuring testimonials from the likes of Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, and Donald Trump. I called Larry to toast the TV legend on his a ... More >>
Four songs from this past season of Saturday Night Livethree by the Andy Samberg-led pop-comedy troupe the Lonely Island, and Justin Timberlake's protestation that he's so over being a pop starhave been nominated for Emmys in the Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics category. (That's ... More >>
viaWe always love to say that "tragedy brings out the best in people." Unfortunately, that's not always the case. As we documented earlier, people flocked to Twitter and Facebook in droves to celebrate the Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which have been responsible for thousands u ... More >>
No pics or video allowed, so let's just let "God's Song" crush us all over again. Randy Newman Town Hall Saturday, March 6 Better Than: James Franco, Anne Hathaway, and the whole lot. There was a seven-year-old boy at the Randy Newman concert. He sat in Row O, between his parents. It made sense, ... More >>
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. Your chick ain't the only thing that's bad...
New York State's oldest prisoner, Theodore Sypnier, died yesterday at 101, of natural causes. He had been convicted of child molestation on two separate occasions, once in 1987 and again in 1999, and was let out on parole last year briefly; police soon took him back to jail because he did not ... More >>
AdAge has a fascinating little piece on what TV shows you watch and how that relates to the brands you like, based on information from "psychographic" (eek) "ad targeter" Mindset Media. The data was self-reported by about 25,000 TV viewers across 70-plus shows, most of which ended up attract ... More >>
Heartbreak. It's the only way to describe how one could feel on the shocking revelation that the cast-members of MTV's Jersey Shore -- and Village Voice Queer Issue cover-models -- are showing hatred towards the transgendered and bullying victims communities.
We told you this morning about the dispute between Cablevision and Fox parent company News Corp., which resulted in three million homes in the New York area losing access to the television stations Fox 5 and My9. As Saturday progressed, the battle got uglier, with News Corp. blocking Cablevis ... More >>
Continuing in our groundbreaking "dog days of summer" series, (see bulldog watches Family Guy), here is a beagle freaking out over a wind-up toy. The best part is when the toy stops, but the dog continues to wig for a good 20 seconds. Yay for beagles! They are funny, and we hear they're quite ... More >>
Here is a bulldog just being adorable.If for no other reason than WE LOVE IT when animals are bizarrely anthropomorphic -- and also, hey, it's Wednesday! -- here's an English bulldog entranced by an episode of Family Guy. According to the poster of the video, "It's her favorite show. Her favo ... More >>
Friday night in Manhattan, Webster Hall is the place to be. It's the year of dubstep, apparently, and U.K. duo Nero headline an especially solid lineup for tonight's Girls and Boys, along with L.A.'s Gaslamp Killer. The ravetastic Flashing Lights crew kick off the night with electro and glows ... More >>
An actress with Down Syndrome who did the voiceover for a cartoon character that spurred Sarah Palin's latest accusation of unfairness toward herself and her family has chided the former Governor of Alaska for her humorless response. Andrea Fay Friedman, 39, a veteran actress with Down Syndr ... More >>
Keeping to her program, Fix commentator Sarah Palin used Facebook again today to complain of a joke on the Fox cartoon Family Guy, in which son Chris dates a well-spoken but fussy young woman with Down Syndrome who reveals her mother to be "the former governor of Alaska." For variety, Palin enli ... More >>
Person-to-person with Sully Sullenberger, Michael Fassbender.
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here. OK, we all agree that Phil Collins is for wussies--but there's got to be some middle ground, right?
Family Guy may be addressing the renewed interest in vegetarianism, sparked by books like Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals, but The Simpsons are onto another trend: moonshine!
Rebecca SmeyneThese Are Powers' Pat getting his temperature taken in China In the week leading up to All Points Wet (har har), vandals insulted the word "gay" in describing Coldplay, we came up with suggestions for a Beastie Boys tribute on Friday at All Points West, and there were plenty of ... More >>
"I think there are good pop culture references and bad pop culture references. I don't want to be Family Guy. I don't want it to be just a bunch of disconnected pop culture randomness." Nathan Rabin is the head writer for The Onion's A.V. Club and the author of the New York Times-approved ... More >>
The Sotomayor hearings commenced with protesters. Chuck Schumer did his bit. Lindsey Graham copped out, or so the rightwingers said -- so he hassled Sonia on her temperament. Jeff Sessions tried to get cute. A rightwing Representative and a "flaming liberal" discussed the case amicably. Finally ... More >>
Emmy-nominated The Family Guy featuring Emmy-nominated Seth MacFarlane. For us the joy of the Emmy Nominations, announced this morning, is in the less-well-known categories. We see that there are only two shows, for instance, up for Outstanding Children's Nonfiction Program: Grandpa, Do You Know ... More >>
They had another one of those Tea Party things this evening, this time right next to the Times Square subway station on Broadway. The anti-Obama pep rally occupied part of the street and part of the sidewalk and stretched from the subway entrance to the door of Ruby Tuesday's, which is to say two- ... More >>
Rick Rubin approves.
Photo by Kwaku Alston. Like the vast, vast majority of Hollywood, Seth Green is excited to see former President George W. Bush exit the national stage. "I think we've all been encouraged over the last eight years to not participate," said Green just prior to his appearance at last week's New Yor ... More >>
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