Wednesday, December 17, 2014

POSTED: Thursday, December 11, 2014, 1:23 PM
Steve Carell joined Jimmy Fallon’s barbershop quartet Ragtime Gals to cover the Marvin Gaye classic, “Sexual Healing.” (via YouTube screenshot)

“Foxcatcher” star Steve Carell joined Jimmy Fallon last night to show just how versatile of a performer he can be.

Though he usually serves as the comedic relief, Carell took on a very serious role for the movie about embattled local wrestling coach John du Pont. His portrayal earned him a Golden Globe and SAG Award nomination. But never mind the dark character he becomes in the film—Carell joined Fallon’s barbershop quartet Ragtime Gals to cover the Marvin Gaye classic, “Sexual Healing,” on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" Wednesday night.

Fallon and his trio of harmonizing gents begin the tune—“Get up, get up, get up, get up”—when Carell leaps out of nowhere into the lead vocals and steals the spotlight. Needless to say, hilarity ensues.

POSTED: Thursday, December 11, 2014, 12:05 PM
Comedy Central.

Yesterday marked the closing of South Park's 18th season, an occasion marked by the airing of a holiday special, "#HappyHolograms," in which embattled comedian Bill Cosby appears alongside pop superstar Taylor Swift. As you can imagine, it only gets worse from there.

The episode itself was not actually about the Cosby sexual assault allegations, instead serving to close a two-part plot that lampoons modern entertainment via a holiday special called "The Washington Redskins' Go F--- Yourself Holiday Special." South Park protagonist Kyle Broflovski joins in at the behest of a hologram version of Bill Cosby, hoping to "#savethelivingroom" and re-establish the dominance of traditional entertainment.

So, yes, it's a little confusing. 

POSTED: Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 3:20 PM
Actor Kevin Hart at the Special Screening of Screen Gems THE WEDDING RINGER at Texas A+M on November 23, 2014 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Screen Gems)

Since hackers nabbed a purported 11,000 gigabytes of data from Sony Pictures last month, leaked communications connecting back to stars like Seth Rogen and Angelina Jolie have surfaced, and they largely haven't been flattering. Now, North Philly's Kevin Hart, fresh off a trip back to his homeland yesterday, has been referenced in the leaks, with one Sony executive calling the comedian a "whore." 

The leaked email exchange between Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal, studio executive Clint Culpepper, and Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton comes from early March and shows the trio discussing Hart's involvement in social media promotion of Think Like a Man Too. Apparently, the studio hoped that Hart would tweet a few times about the film, a task for which Hart wanted more money than the $3 million he earned for making the movie itself.

Exec Clint Culpepper didn't take kindly to that, unleashing a tirade in one email that concluded with an insult aimed squarely at the comedian:

POSTED: Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 12:27 PM
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Bill Cosby performs at The New York Comedy Festival And The Bob Woodruff Foundation Present The 7th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Event at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for New York Comedy Festival)

Earlier this month, embattled comedian Bill Cosby filed a lawsuit against accuser Judy Huth to the tune of $33,000, claiming that she attempted to extort him through allegations of sexual assault. Now, another accuser has filed a lawsuit against Cosby, claiming defamation following years of denials on the comedian's part.

Accuser Tamara Green has reportedly filed the lawsuit in Massachusetts District Court, claiming that Cosby, through lawyers and publicists, repeatedly denied her allegations, thus tarnishing her public image and giving rise to the perception that she is a liar. Consequently, she says she has been "ridiculed in her private life and professionally," according to TMZ.

This year, however, is not the first time we've heard Green's story. In fact, she claimed that Cosby drugged and groped her during a lunch date in the early 1970s way back in 2005 on the Today show, relaying the story to the Washington Post and Newsweek this year. Upon the initial public telling of Green's alleged assault, Cosby's lawyer at the time issued a statement calling Green's claims "absolutely false."

POSTED: Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 2:24 PM

Five of Bill Cosby's sexual assault accusers talked with CNN in a joint interview yesterday, with one saying the comedian ought to "suffer like we've all suffered." 

Joan Tarshis, Barbara Bowman, Kristina Ruehli, Victoria Valentino, and P.J. Masten spoke with Alisyn Camerota and Don Lemon on Monday for the special The Cosby Show: A Legend Under Fire. Thankfully, the program held a remarkably different tone than that of Lemon's bizarre initial interview with Tarshis from last month, in which Lemon asked Tarshis if she had considered biting Cosby's penis during the alleged assault. 



POSTED: Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 1:15 PM

Since sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby began cropping up, everyone from the Internet's best meme-makers to Tina Fey has weighed in on the situation. This week, though, the masters of satire behind South Park will take on Cosby in their upcoming holiday special. 

Dubbed "#HappyHolograms,' the new episode of South Park will air Wednesday at 10 p.m., but the recently released teaser ought to have enough to tide you over. In it, we can see Taylor Swift, the pride of Reading, seated next to none other than Bill Cosby, who is himself holding a glass of wine.

However, the upcoming episode is not the first time Cosby has been featured in South Park. In fact, the show poked fun at the embattled comedian in 2001's "Here Comes the Neighborhood," which features Cosby moving to the fictional town after it is described as the "next Aspen."



POSTED: Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 10:54 AM
Alex Holley aka the "Dougie Queen" challenged Philadelphia native Kevin Hart to a Dougie dance-off on "Good Day Philadelphia."

Alex Holley is more than the newest anchor on the FOX 29’s “Good Day Philadelphia.” Comedian Kevin Hart found out the hard way that she’s also the “Dougie Queen.”

The Philly native visited his hometown to promote his new movie “The Wedding Ringer,” when Holley unexpectedly challenged him to a Dougie dance-off. Hart, 35, was stiff (literally) competition for Holley until his knee seemed to buckle under the pressure.

Did Holley hold on to her “Dougie Queen” title, or did Hart snatch her crown?


POSTED: Monday, December 8, 2014, 3:28 PM
Toddler throws a tantrum for the ages after missing a one-foot putt, as seen on the Facebook page of golf.in.th.

Many wretched feelings are experienced by golfers, but somehow one toddler managed to express the whole range over one missed putt.

After being silently stunned, he wails, jumps up and down, tosses his club, jumps some more, throws himself on the ground, rolls over, then executes various kicking combinations.

You can't blame him. He rimmed a one-foot putt.

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