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Norm Macdonald: A Raw and Uncensored Interview

hollywoodreporter.com — Is Norm Macdonald the best thing to happen recently to reality TV? The addition of the former Weekend Update anchor to Last Comic Standing's judging roster - joining a returning Roseanne Barr and Keenen Ivory Wayans - has lent the NBC competition some badly needed edge and comedy-world clout in its ninth outing: You're never quite sure what Macdonald is going to say...

Stars and Their Doctors: Seth MacFarlane With the Man Who Saved His Voice for the Oscars

hollywoodreporter.com — "Doing an hour of animation voiceover is as strenuous as doing six hours of singing," says Seth MacFarlane, and he would know. When he isn't voicing a host of characters for his hit animated sitcoms (not to mention those Ted movies), the Family Guy mastermind tours the world with a 39-piece orchestra, belting standards to capacity crowds at Carnegie Hall,...

Donald Trump Viral Baby Photo: The Photographer Speaks

hollywoodreporter.com — By now you've likely gazed upon "the photo" - a moment captured last weekend at a Donald Trump presidential campaign rally held in Mobile, Ala. In it, a wild-eyed mom in a pink tank top thrusts her baby into the candidate's hands.
Aug 25, 2015

The baby in that viral Trump photo was "probably a bit overstimulated," the photographer tells @SethAbramovitch hollywoodreporter.com/news/donald-tr…

Emmys: Comedy Creators Armando Iannucci, Jill Soloway and More on Weird Fan Reactions and Stressful Moments

hollywoodreporter.com — CHRISTOPHER LLOYD Co-creator/executive producer, Modern Family Biggest misconception about the show: That [castmember] Sofia Vergara is a natural beauty. Our 16 full-time employees who go at her every day with power washers, glue guns, wigs, paint rollers and harnesses would beg to differ.

Perez Hilton on 'Kardashian Kleanse,' Lady Gaga and 'Nicer' Gawker

hollywoodreporter.com — Move over, gluten. It's now all about the Kardashian-free lifestyle. Blame it on Perez Hilton, the Walmart of celebrity gossip, and his much-ballyhooed "Kardashian Kleanse." Hilton has proposed a five-day media blackout (beginning Aug. 17) on the extended Kardashian-Jenner clan. He maintains there is no animus behind the decision - he was just in desperate need of a detox.

Anthony Weiner on Snapchat, Donald Trump and "What Might Have Been"

hollywoodreporter.com — "With the press of a button, my entire life unraveled," says former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner of the 2011 erection-photo-tweeting scandal that arrested his ascendant career in the Democratic Party (which is not to be confused with a second sexting mess two years later that doused his mayoral comeback campaign and earned him the tabloid nickname "Carlos Danger").
Aug 13, 2015

I had a fascinating conversation with @anthonyweiner for @THR's New Gossip issue. Here it is: bit.ly/1L8Hht9

98 Prominent Hollywood Jews Back Iran Nuclear Deal

hollywoodreporter.com — A coalition of 98 prominent members of Los Angeles' Jewish community - most with ties to Hollywood - have signed an open letter supporting the proposed nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers led by the United States.
Aug 12, 2015

News: 98 prominent LA Jews (including many Hollywood names) have signed an open letter backing the Iran nukes deal. hollywoodreporter.com/news/98-promin…

Aug 12, 2015

"98 Prominent Hollywood Jews on the wall, 98 Prominent Hollywood Jews..." hollywoodreporter.com/news/98-promin…

Aug 12, 2015

That's it. It must be a bad idea. 98 Prominent Hollywood Jews Back Iran Nuclear Deal in Open Letter hollywoodreporter.com/news/98-promin… via @thr

Aug 12, 2015

RT @THRMattBelloni: News: 98 prominent LA Jews (including many Hollywood names) have signed an open letter backing the Iran nukes deal. hollywoodreporter.com/news/98-promin…

Aug 12, 2015

Have left-handed Jewish gastroenterologists taken a position on the Iran nuclear deal yet? hollywoodreporter.com/news/98-promin…

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Roland Emmerich Responds to 'Stonewall' Whitewashing Complaints: See the Movie

hollywoodreporter.com — It was supposed to be a love letter from a blockbuster filmmaker to a community he had overlooked for too long, focusing instead on big-budget disaster films like The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. But openly gay director Roland Emmerich is now finding that his small-scale passion project, Stonewall, is turning into a bit of a disaster itself.
Aug 07, 2015

Congrats to Roland Emmerich for his Stonewall movie inventing a whole new definition of "disaster film." hollywoodreporter.com/news/roland-em…

Whole Foods L.A. Explains "Asparagus Water" Controversy: It Was Supposed to Be "Bone Broth"

hollywoodreporter.com — Attention, body-conscious Angelenos: A new health drink has recently stormed the market. But if you're looking for a bottle of Whole Foods Market's "asparagus water," you're already out of luck: The grocery chain has yanked the controversial product.
Aug 04, 2015

Whole Foods L.A. Explains "Asparagus Water" Controversy: It Was Supposed to Be "Bone Broth" hollywoodreporter.com/news/foods-la-… via @thr

Aug 05, 2015

'bottles of water, each containing three raw asparagus stems — priced at $5.99 a pop' hollywoodreporter.com/news/foods-la-…

Lena Dunham, Kate Winslet Face Off With Amnesty International Over Sex-Trade Debate

hollywoodreporter.com — In the past, celebrities like Jon Stewart, Madonna and Kristen Wiig have not hesitated to back Amnesty International, one of the most influential human rights watchdog groups. But the London-based organization's cozy alignment with Hollywood has begun to fray over a controversial new proposal that argues for the decriminalization of the sex trade.
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Sep 02, 2015

Do bouncers dream about people's birthdates

Sep 02, 2015

@jhoffman now wait a second, forgive me if I'm way outta line here but that tweet just might have some things going for it

Sep 01, 2015

If I never see Taylor Swift and her leggy supermodel goon squad ever again it'll be too soon

Sep 01, 2015

0 mentions of gefilte fish in Deez Nuts' emails the choice is yours


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