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Satiristas and the State of Comedy

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Comedy
Harmon Leon

In this age of lame-ass comedy colleges, it reinforced faith to see comedian Doug Stanhope take the path of most resistance on stage at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley.

'The Hills Have Thighs' Director: Channels Showed Porn, Not My Movie!

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A former South Carolina lawmaker is suing cable TV channels HBO and Showtime, claiming they promoted his low-budget comedy abou...

UK Man Guilty of "Menacing Electronic Communication"

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Careful what you tweet -- someone with a badge may be listening. Just ask the Briton who threatened to blow up Robin Hood airport on Twitter because he was upset about flight delays.

The Golden Globes a Disappointment: Gervais was Mixed and Lots of Winners Weren't Prepared

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Golden Globe awards are often the best of the awards shows, because they're more freewheeling and it appears no one really takes them seriously.

Bush Follies Brought Tudors to Broadway

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Surveying some of Broadway's best offerings over the last couple years, one common storyline jumps out. King Henry VIII and all of the Tudors-related atrocities have seen a prominent revival.

David Letterman, Sons of Anarchy, Grey's Anatomy, Dexter: Random Reflections on the Opening Weeks of the Fall TV Season

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

The most-improved broadcast series of the new season is Grey's Anatomy, and the most improved on basic cable is FX's gritty, riveting Sons of Anarchy.

Brooke Magnanti, Anonymous Blogger, Revealed: British Scientist Is Belle De Jour, Former Prostitute

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LONDON — A British scientist says she is Belle de Jour, the anonymous blogger whose accounts of life as a call girl were turned into books and a...

This Show Doesn't Suck

Joel Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Stein

Once a year a network turns down a pilot that seems like a huge mistake to me. This year that show was Ronna and Bev, on Showtime. It's a weird show by two very Jewish women.

A Rising Star to Watch: Brandon Ruckdashel

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

Jeff Rivera is an entertainment reporter who blogs about young Hollywood celebrities . He is also the author of the novel, Forever My Lady(Grand ...

Love in a Time of HIV: A Documentary

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marcia G. Yerman

The film explores three separate histories. As Jones wrote me via e-mail, "We wanted to look at the subject of HIV/AIDS in the light of people living with it, rather than dying from it."

Matt LeBlanc Returning To Comedy TV

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Showtime network says "Friends" alum Matt LeBlanc is returning to TV in a new comedy. LeBlanc will star in "Episodes," a single-came...

Matt LeBlanc returning to series TV on Showtime

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Showtime network says "Friends" alum Matt LeBlanc is returning to TV in a new comedy.

LeBlanc will star in "Episodes," a single-camera series about a husband-and-wife producing team whose witty hit comedy on British TV is turned into a dumbed-down American sitcom starring LeBlanc, who plays himself.

"Episodes" is a send-up of the TV world and LeBlanc's image as a sitcom veteran. The show will be a co-production of Showtime and the BBC and will begin shooting a six-episode season in London and Hollywood this winter. It is scheduled to air next year on Showtime and BBC Two. LeBlanc played Joey Tribbiani on "Friends" for a decade. He followed that NBC hit in 2004 with a sitcom based on the same character, "Joey," which flopped.

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Californication Season 3: Sneak Peek And Review

Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Fishman

When last we saw him, Hank Moody was bidding goodbye to Karen, as she decamped to the East Coast. And bidding goodbye to the plot line that propels most of the action in Californication.

Weeds, Season Five Finale

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

For the sake of the final scene of the Weeds season, I won't tell you what happens next, but let's just say that it's pineapple upside down cake time.

Weeds, Episode 12 Recap

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

This episode was a head turner for sure in an uneven season, to say the least. One week Weeds was jumping the shark, the next it was harpooning it.

Weeds, Episode 11 Recap

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Celia has entered a whole new world; from cosmetic sales to drug dealing and now, dios mio! she's exploring lesbianism. That's how it happens, I've heard.

Comic Diva Sheryl Underwood Talks Politics - She's Much More Than a Few Laughs!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

Sheryl Underwood: As a Republican woman I never let anyone push me some place where I don't want to go. I love everyone as long as you are not messing with my money.

Weeds, Episode 10 Recap

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Andy's wedding gift to Nancy is to sign over his baby daddy rights back to Esteban, but he can't stomach actually attending the wedding.

Weeds, Episode 9 Recap

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Well, color me unsurprised that the self-absorbed, self-motivated, self-obsessed Nancy B. has gone back to her regular selfish ways this week.

Weeds, Episode 8 Recap

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

My vote? Best episode so far this season. What do you think?

Weeds, Episode 7 Recap

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Once Nancy sees that the house is being outfitted with a birthing room, and she's pretty much a prisoner, she reaches out to the one person who will always save her -- Andy.

What Would You Do If You Woke Up Tomorrow and You Were Beautiful?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Cho's All American Girl was replaced in the line-up by The Drew Carey Show. Cho pointed out that a double standard was at play. Why wasn't Carey, also a comedian, judged by his looks?

Weeds, Episode 6 Recap

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

We rejoin Nancy B. six months later as she's living la buena vida in Esteban's mansion, a few short miles (yet a veritable world away) from her house in Ren-Mar.

"True Blood" May End HBO Slump

New York Times | BILL CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The slump at HBO is apparently over. In "True Blood," the pay cable giant has its first hit since "Rome," and the numbers indicate it may be the bigg...

Weeds, Episode 5 Recap

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

This episode ends with a major decision on Nancy's part to take back control. Sort of...