Monday, January 26, 2015

POSTED: Thursday, January 22, 2015, 11:31 AM
Musician Questlove attends The Broad City Season 2 Premiere Party at 26 Bridge Street on January 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

West Philly native Ahmir Khalib Thompson, better known as Questlove, celebrated his 44th birthday on Tuesday, marking the occasion by getting drunk for the very first time in his life.

TMZ caught up with the Roots drummer on Wednesday to check in about his b-day festivities, with Questo responding almost instantaneously that he had his “first hangover this morning” after “one too many rum shots.” Which, of course, is surprising, given that Questlove says he’s “not a real drinker” who is “on the shallow end” of things. 

Day is getting crazier! Wow!!!!!! Thank you #FallonTonight family! pb @RealCapnCrunch fo life!!!

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That’s right, not a couple or a few, but seven boxes of Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch. It’s even the kind that won’t cut the roof of your mouth after a long night of accidentally drinking too much rum. 

“That was the best gift I’ve ever gotten,” Questlove said of his crunchatized b-day gift. 

As it turns out, the drummer’s want for that huge an amount of Cap'n Crunch was inspired by Will Smith’s apparent “ghetto dream” of having permanently clean socks and underwear.

“I don’t want clean socks and drawers everyday,” he told TMZ. “But I figured I’d want a lifetime supply of Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch.” 

Well, Questo, it looks like you got your wish. Just take it easy on those rum shots for 45.


POSTED: Thursday, January 22, 2015, 8:55 AM
To score the $50,000 Gerber baby prize along with a year of Gerber baby food and the chance to appear in a Gerber advertisement, Grace had to out-cute 180,000 other infants. (Courtesy of Gerber)

After looking at the angelic photo of 7-month-old baby Grace, it’s not hard to see why the Lancaster County baby has won the fifth annual Gerber Be Our Baby Photo Search 2014.

To score the $50,000 Gerber baby prize along with a year of Gerber baby food and the chance to appear in a Gerber advertisement, Grace had to out-cute 180,000 other infants, no doubt a difficult task.

“We are still in shock,” Grace’s mother Gabrielle told The Patriot-News. “She posed perfectly.”

POSTED: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 2:32 PM
Malcolm-Jamal Warner, left, and Bill Cosby, right. (Images via Getty)

Malcolm-Jamal Warner, best known for his role as Theo Huxtable on the Cosby Show, has addressed the sexual assault allegations facing his former TV dad, Bill Cosby, saying that it’s “painful to watch my friend and mentor go through this.” 

Warner spoke exclusively with Billboard to discuss the allegations facing his former co-star, with the story initially focusing on his very first Grammy nomination last year. Ultimately, he calls Cosby a “mentor” and says that the embattled comedian “has been great to me and great for a lot of people.”

Via Billboard

POSTED: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 1:59 PM
"Food Truckin'': Season two, episode five of 'Bob's Burgers.' (Image via Fox)

If you’ve ever watched Bob’s Burgers and thought, "Man, I wish all this animation wasn’t here to distract me from enjoying the show,” then your prayers have officially been answered. The cast of the hit Fox show will soon bring their meaty antics to Philly for a stop on their upcoming Bob’s Burgers Live! tour.

Kicking off in mid-March in Minneapolis, the tour will wind its way through the Midwest and East Coast, eventually ending up at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby on March 26. So far, Philly is one of eight confirmed stops on the tour.

Expect to see the whole Belcher family in Upper Darby — or, well, at least the voice actors who play them. Cast members taking part in the tour include H. Jon Benjamin (Bob), Kristen Schaal (Louise), Eugene Mirman (Gene), Dan Mintz (Tina), and John Roberts (Linda), along with series creator Loren Bouchard. 

POSTED: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 9:17 AM

Host Larry Wilmore returned to Comedy Central last night for the second episode of The Nightly Show, this time focusing on the sexual assault allegations facing embattled comedian Bill Cosby. 

“We’re answering the question, ‘Did he do it?’” Wilmore said to start the show. “The answer will be, ‘Yes.’ ” 

Wilmore did not let up from there, calling the allegations against Cosby a “hurricane of horror” and skewering everything from Cosby’s “far from finished” comments to the disbelief his accusers have faced since they began speaking out rapidly in November of last year. 

POSTED: Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 1:17 PM

Wayne native Abbi Jacobson stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night with her partner in crime, Ilana Glazer, to discuss the ongoing second season of their hit Comedy Central show, Broad City. And, what’s more, they brought out their finest attire to do so.

The pair appeared on air dressed as famous duo Harry and Lloyd of Dumb and Dumber fame, all decked out in full orange and blue tuxedos. As Jacobson says, however, they did initially purchase dresses for the appearance, but being as they had never been on “like, an LA late-night show,” they went the tuxedo route instead. 

“We had never worked with a stylist before,” Jacobson told Kimmel.

POSTED: Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 11:44 AM

Late last week, North Philly’s Kevin Hart stopped by New York’s Power 105.1 FM to guest on The Breakfast Club and discuss, among other things, the concept of the comedian playing a gay character in a future film. As it turns out, that likely won’t be happening because Hart is concerned with what “people are going to think.”

Hart, in fact, turned down a role as a gay character once before: Alpa Chino in Tropic Thunder, which eventually went to Brandon T. Jackson. Calling the character “flagrant,” Hart said that ultimately, he didn’t feel comfortable in the role but admitted that the draft he read was much different from what ended up on film. 

“The dude, he was doing a lot of stuff in the draft that I read,” Hart said. “It was real flagrant…I was like ‘I can’t do this.’ ”

POSTED: Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 9:36 AM
Senator Cory Booker appeared on the first episode of "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore."

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker was one of Larry Wilmore’s first guests on his inaugural episode of “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.”

Wilmore, Comedy Central’s replacement for Stephen Colbert, hosted a panel called “State of the Black Protest” featuring Sen. Booker along with rapper and activist Talib Kweli, comedian Bill Burr, and correspondent Shenaz Treasury. The panelists were then subjected to the night’s game of “Keep it 100,” in which they had to give completely honest answers to Wilmore’s prying questions, known as keeping it 100. “I guess the white version is truth or dare except here we don’t have the dare,” Wilmore said.

When the time came for Sen. Booker to face Wilmore’s questions, he had only two options: give a good, honest answer and get a “I keep it 100” sticker like the rest of the panelists or give an answer the audience didn’t like, honest or otherwise, and get a handful of teabags thrown his way. Sen. Booker got the latter.

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