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October 24, 2014

Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza

There is a moment in the film 'Almost Famous' where you cannot help but laugh out loud -- even though the scene is supposed to be touching, not funny. And it involves Tony Danza. As everyone sings along to Elton John's 'Tiny Dancer,' it sounds like everyone is saying, "Hold me close, Tony Danza." This misheard lyric was probably missed by the generation that first heard the song. However, to...

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Rob Lowe Goes Nuts On 'Parks & Recreation' Cast (VIDEO)

No former '80s teen movie star/hearthrob has embraced television as enthusiastically as Rob Lowe. After the film industry proved to be fickle, Lowe relaunched his career as Sam Seaborn on 'The West Wing' and then as Senator Robert McCallister on 'Brothers & Sisters.' He also did a turn as the hilariously bad yet charismatic politician Chris Traeger on 'Parks and Recreation' last season, and...

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Meet The Cast Of 'Perfect Couples' (VIDEOS)

On Jan. 20, NBC is revamping its heralded "Must-See TV" Thursday nights with a new three-hour comedy block. Joining 'Community,' 'The Office,' '30 Rock' and 'Outsourced' will be the return of 'Parks and Recreation' and the brand-new show 'Perfect Couples.' So far the new sitcom appears to be NBC's answer to their rival ABC's runaway success, 'Modern Family.' Both shows feature three...

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'Terrible Decisions' From 'Funny or Die Presents' (VIDEO)

Fans of 'Funny or Die' can rejoice because season 2 of HBO's 'Funny Or Die Presents' premieres midnight, Fri., Jan. 14. To prime the laughter pumps, the website posted a little preview of one series the show will feature, 'Terrible Decisions with Ben Schwartz.' TV watchers will recognize Schwartz from his recurring part on 'Parks and Recreation' as Tom Haverford's annoying friend Jean-Ralphio...

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'Jerseylicious' Secret: Crazy For Canines

If 'Jersey Shore' is your biggest guilty pleasure, then you should also be well-aware of the Style Network's reality series, 'Jerseylicious.' The show follows the daily lives of the owners, hair stylists and make-up artists at Gatsby Salon in Green Brook, N.J. While it's more about work than drunken play, it has just as much crazy-New-Jersey-Italian-absurdness as MTV's most popular show. ...

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James Van Der Memes: Watch the Beek Make Faces (VIDEO)

Today's tweens probably don't know James Van Der Beek the same way previous generations do, as the lovably precocious Dawson from the teen drama 'Dawson's Creek.' They only know Van Der Beek's face from the ever-popular three-second animated GIF of Dawson crying when Joey (Katie Holmes) dumps him. Kids just love to post that on their blogs when they're sad, ironically sad or sarcastically sad....

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Fred Armisen Stars In New Series 'Portlandia'

Most 'Saturday Night Live' cast members begin their careers in the fertile comedy fields like stand-up, The Second City or The Groundlings. But not nine-season veteran Fred Armisen, who began as a drummer in the punk rock band Trenchmouth and then graduated to background drumming in the Blue Man Group. Now Armisen's good buddy Carrie Brownstein, former lead singer and guitarist of the iconic...

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Cookie Monster Want To Host 'Saturday Night Live'

Using the power of the Internet worked for fans of Betty White when they wanted her to host 'Saturday Night Live.' Can the same work for Cookie Monster? 'Sesame Street' posted an 'SNL' audition reel for the gluttonous Muppet on their YouTube account. We're not sure if the children's show is serious about this viral campaign for Cookie Monster, which includes a Facebook page. But if they are...

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Sarah Silverman's Thanksgiving Special (VIDEO)

Sadly, 'The Sarah Silverman Program' is no long with us. That does not mean Silverman will stop delighting, shocking and occasionally disgusting us with her endearingly foul wit. Her latest holiday video on Funny Or Die is a perfect example of just that. The stand-up comic/actress/writer recalls a Thanksgiving when she was six years old and her well-intentioned father took her to their...

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Eddie Murphy's Best 'SNL' Characters (VIDEO)

This week marked the 30th anniversary of Eddie Murphy joining the cast of 'Saturday Night Live.' An unknown comedian outside of the New York standup scene, Murphy became the show's standout performer and revitalized the series during its first true slump. 1980 was a volatile time for 'SNL.' Lorne Michaels had left and new producer Jean Doumanian hired a completely new staff. She passed up Jim...

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