Carol Leifer grew up loving I Love Lucy like today's comedy fans loved Seinfeld. And as a writer on the seminal "Show About Nothing" (she was responsible for episodes including "The Lip Reader," "The Hamptons" and "The Rye"), Leifer deftly chiseled her experiences into the bedrock of an entertainmen ... More >>
Since moving to Los Angeles three years ago, Yuna has encountered a host of interesting faces and talents. "I love seeing their ideas, their passion," she states. "I feel driven and motivated by these people." The people in question are a growing list of talented collaborators like Frank Ocean's pro ... More >>
If you find yourself in need of a crying jag, a moment to despair at the depths of human gullibility, stay a while. A new video from Late Night Basement, a live late night variety show based in Bushwick, has show host Chris Rose testing people's knowledge of the extent of the government shutdown. Ex ... More >>
It's OK to be a white person who is frustrated by Kanye West. That might seem obvious, but the aftermath of West's epic Twitter rant against Jimmy Kimmel necessitates it be reiterated. The feud is nothing more than the clash of two pop personalitiies, but it became something much bigger than that. O ... More >>
Almost all of us have been there recently: chilling with friends, having a good time, maybe drinking one too many beers, and then someone brings up Syria. Debate over whether or not to dive headlong into another West Asian war is, in general, a good thing. But not when the same person brings it up o ... More >>
Jimmy Kimmel Live's new time slot caused a major problem last night. Why? Well, it seems that Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling -- or the Knife Guys -- sell their wares in Kimmel's studio on Wednesdays at 11:30. According to Gosling, "Everyone knows that!"
Tonight, west coast hip-hop favorites Cypress Hill return to the Best Buy theater. With over two decades of nationwide touring, they've developed a reputation as one of the most anticipated and consistent live shows in the genre. Even after departing from their longtime label Sony in 2008, the group ... More >>
Harlem by way of New Orleans trumpeter Christian Scott has emerged as a great force in jazz, as well as its most frank provocateur of truth since Rashaan Roland Kirk. His wildly incendiary testimonials of political frustrations ("Jenacide (The Inevitable Rise and Fall of the Blood Revolution)"), per ... More >>
When Adam Lambert was on American Idol in 2009, he grabbed viewers' attention with his octave-leaping voice and startling reworkings of talent-show standbyswhile he came in second that season, he was certainly that year's most rock-star-like contestant, and he made even more headlines when he ... More >>
Last month, we noted that Lisa Marie Presley's single "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet," which she released ahead of her new album, Storm and Grace, came with lyrics that read like a kiss-off to the Church of Scientology, even using some of Scientology's jargon -- like the very telling word suppressive. ... More >>
It's been less than a week since the term "tanning mom" entered the pop culture vocabulary, but the bronzed New Jersey catcher's mit mom accused of taking her 5-year-old daughter tanning has now achieved the ultimate cultural accolade: her own action figure.That's right, in addition to getting mocke ... More >>
We're coming up to the first anniversary of Osama Bin Laden's demise. Some media outlets celebrated with cute headlines ("Osama Bin Laden Used Viagra And 'Just-For-Men' To Keep His Wives Interested In Him"). President Obama celebrated with an ad reminding everyone that he killed him. To rightblogge ... More >>
Working outside the Hollywood bubble, the stand-up vet is making comedies in his own register. God Bless!
Sundays in America are the best Sundays in the world--that's why God gave U.S. citizens the day off when he wrote us the Bible. There's nothing better for a family to do today than get together on the couch, microwave up some cheese dip, and watch eleven hours of football. These are great tim ... More >>
via @ToddBarryWe're super-psyched to announce that funnyman Todd Barry, who's appeared on Bored to Death, Flight of the Conchords, Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, and a multitude of other impressive small and large screen vehicles (he was Wayne in The Wrestler!) is taking time from his busy s ... More >>
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LolLost The fated day is almost upon us: This Sunday is the series finale of ABC's beloved tropical clusterfuck, Lost. If you've yet to find your ideal finale viewing party bar, now is probably the time to figure it out. Do you prefer island-appropriate mixed drinks? Or perhaps a city-wide scavenge ... More >>
On the post-Oscar Jimmy Kimmel Show, Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz provided an actual Trololololololololololo.com parody. We feel so validated! (The fun starts around 1:10.) And then -- he takes it to the next, Germanic level! No wonder that lady offered him a blow job. Waltz is on fire. N ... More >>
Scrubs star Zach Braff appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week, talking up the Mermaid Oyster Bar, in which he is an investor. "We don't serve actual mermaids," joked Braff. "But if we did, business would be amazing."
Erin Broadley It's been impossible to keep up with the recent adventures of Matt & Kim: guesting on Jimmy Kimmel, winning the Breakthrough Video VMA for their cold-weather streaking parade "Lessons Learned," greasing the stage for spider-suited Weezer on Halloween (with Kim costumed as Edie Sedgwic ... More >>
The internet has been abuzz all week with the news--and now, footage--of Jimmy Kimmel's barrage of zingers at ABC's upfronts advertising presentation, which depending on who you heard from was either shockingly over the line or not at all a big deal. But Wednesday, CBS struck back in the sheer ent ... More >>
We've watched with some amusement as Asher Roth's air of commercial inevitability has had a few holes punched in it since the release of Asleep in the Bread Aisle, a record that ended up promising infinitely more than it could deliver. (Put another way: he made a bad album. This conversation would ... More >>
People sure like those Bill O'Reilly audio porn clips our own Alan Scherstuhl dug up and posted last week. Now we learn from the Huffington Post that our OReilly love bites have made late-night TV: Jimmy Kimmel recently did a segment in which ordinary citizens were subjected to the hot parts of O ... More >>
Image at URB So there's, uh, an official "My President" remix. Bill O'Reilly, eat a dick--nice try/You're really being a racist asshole in a nice tie/And tell Dennis Miller his show sucked anyway/And I'd rather watch Jimmy Kimmel any day I'm going to chalk Jeezy and Jay-Z's steady desecration of ... More >>
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