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Olivia Munn Shows Off Her Beatboxing Skills (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 16th 2011 5:15PM
Olivia Munn on 'Access Hollywood Live'Olivia Munn showed off some of her more bad-ass skills on 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated on NBC), doing a little beatboxing and talking about getting her motorcycle license. Though it doesn't sound like she'll be touring with Jeezy any time soon, and she might not wind up getting to ride that bike.

"I'm super careful," she said. "But I asked, because I'm on the new Aaron Sorkin show for HBO and I asked Aaron, 'Am I allowed to ride motorcycles or do you guys have in my contract that I can't?' And he said, 'Oh, you can ride them, but if you get hurt, we can fire you.'"

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Olivia Munn Shares Her 'Juice With a Kick' Drink With Kathie Lee & Hoda (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 13th 2011 2:35PM
Olivia Munn drinks with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on 'Today'When Olivia Munn dropped by 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) on St. Patrick's Day, she and Hoda Kotb got into the spirit of the holiday with a few drinks. Tuesday, Kathie Lee Gifford got to join in the fun when Munn stopped by again to promote her new movie, 'I Don't Know How She Does It.'

Kotb asked if Munn had time for a drink or two. "Every morning at 10 AM," Munn replied, before they began to partake in juicy drinks in large glasses. "It's like 'ladies who lunch,' you know? A little day drink. It's to keep the edge off. It's pineapple juice, tequila, and lime." Gifford said it was healthy because it had juice, Munn called it "juice with a kick."

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HBO Picks Up Aaron Sorkin's Cable News Drama

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 8th 2011 2:45PM

Good news: Aaron Sorkin's highly-anticipated, yet-to-be-named cable news drama is going to become a reality. HBO announced that they've ordered a ten-episode season of the show, which will mark the prolific screenwriter's return to TV and his first major project since the critically acclaimed film 'The Social Network.'

The series will focus on a cable news anchor, played by Jeff Daniels, and his staff, who "set out on a patriotic and quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements."

HBO has already recruited some big names to guest star in the weekly, hour-long drama. In addition to Daniels, Olivia Munn will play Sloan, a newsroom staffer, and Sam Waterston will play their boss. Dev Patel, Emily Mortimer, Alison Pil, John Gallagher, Jr., and Thomas Sadoski will fill out the newsroom staff.

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Oliva Munn Interviews Her Very Own 'Tiger Mom' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Apr 27th 2011 12:35PM
Amy Chua's parenting memoir, 'Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom' is controversial because of Chua's descriptions of her hash disciplinarian techniques, which she attributes to her Chinese upbringing.

'Daily Show' (weekdays, 11 PM ET on Comedy Central) correspondent Olivia Munn was also raised by a Chinese mother. So, during a segment about Chua's book, Munn traveled back to her childhood home to talk to her mom about the strict way she raised her.

Walking into the kitchen, Munn pointed out to her mother a dent in the stainless steel refrigerator.

"Yes, I bang your head. You talk on the phone at all times. You see the dent," Mrs. Munn joked, pointing at dent. "Your head mark."

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Marisa Tomei, Olivia Munn, Alison Pill in Talks for Aaron Sorkin's HBO Pilot, Keith Olbermann Announces New Show and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 26th 2011 11:30AM
Marisa Tomei, Alison Pill, Olivia MunnMarisa Tomei, Olivia Munn and Alison Pill are in talks to star in Aaron Sorkin's HBO pilot, currently titled 'More As the Story Develops,' which follows a cable news anchor played by Jeff Daniels.

According to Deadline, Tomei is close to signing on as MacKenzie, the executive producer of the news program.

Pill is in talks to play Maggie, an associate producer on the assignment desk, and Munn could play a financial analyst on the cable network.

In other TV news ...

Elisabeth Harnois will be a series regular on 'CSI' next season. The 'Miami Medical' actress booked a guest role in the May 5 episode, but producers continued to expand her role. Harnois plays the estranged daughter of Conrad Ecklie (Marc Vann). [Deadline]

Keith Olbermann will make his Current TV debut on Monday, June 20, at 8PM. The show will still be called 'Countdown With Keith Olbermann.' [Keith Olbermann]

The shooting of Gabrielle Giffords will get the 'Law & Order' treatment. 'Law & Order: LA' is filming an episode where a state senator is gunned down in public. [Entertainment Weekly]

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Olivia Munn Gets Drunk Co-Hosting 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 17th 2011 12:30PM
Olivia Munn Gets Drunk While Co-Hosting 'Today'What better place to honor St. Patrick's Day than the typically alcohol-drenched fourth hour of 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM ET on NBC)? Olivia Munn of 'Perfect Couples' celebrated the holiday with gusto as she co-hosted the morning program and drank nearly everything within reach.

Festivities apparently began early for Munn, who was filling in for Kathie Lee Gifford. The actress tweeted that she was "already feelin tipsy" before the show even began, and once the broadcast started, she continued to imbibe with wild abandon.

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Olivia Munn Talks 'Perfect Couples' and Dishes Out Relationship Advice

by Kelly Woo, posted Jan 27th 2011 12:10PM
Olivia MunnOlivia Munn knows the secret to a blissful relationship:

"Money," she quipped. "Money makes the perfect couple."

The funny star stopped by our office to talk about the new NBC comedy 'Perfect Couples' (Thursdays, 8:30PM ET), in which she stars as Leigh, a perky, game-night lover who's in the "perfect relationship" with Rex (Hayes MacArthur).

Munn herself, though, is definitely not a "relationship expert" like Leigh. She cracked wise about her romantic life (or lack thereof), raved about her castmates and revealed whether she'll be staying on 'The Daily Show.' Watch the interview!

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Olivia Munn Talks Controversial Maxim Cover, Chugs Wine on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 20th 2011 12:30PM
On 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM ET on NBC), Olivia Munn of 'Perfect Couples' offers a possible explanation for the controversy over her recent Maxim cover photo, then proves she can hold her liquor alongside Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb by drinking everything in sight.

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Meet The Cast Of 'Perfect Couples' (VIDEOS)

by Ryan McKee, posted Jan 13th 2011 7:00PM

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 different families of normal, yet surprisingly quirky, upper-middle-class characters; 'Perfect Couples' is simply the younger version. Whether the show is in reaction to the other or not, the three separate, interconnecting story lines do allow for a lot of quick jokes.

While 'Modern Family' introduced us to a number of new actors, the cast of six should be familiar to TV fans. David Walton, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Christine Woods, Kyle Bornheimer, Hayes MacArthur and Olivia Munn all have had their fair share of small screen time.

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Olivia Munn Gets Some Obedience Training From the 'Dog Whisperer' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 12th 2010 9:35AM
Olivia Munn Gets Some Obedience Training From the 'Dog Whisperer' Words can have double meanings. But the "Tsst!" sound is universal. It's an important lesson to learn. And on the new 'Daily Show' (weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), reporter Olivia Munn received some instruction from Cesar Millan, the "Dog Whisperer."

The Comedy Central correspondent had been reporting on a story involving cruelty to animals. In keeping with the show's satirical bent, Munn attacked a woman who opposed puppy mills in front of Mr. Millan -- one of the world's most famous dog-lovers.

Olivia complained to Cesar that she was having trouble with a "b*tch" -- which of course can also refer to a female dog. The camera then panned to the confused-looking Madeline Bernstein. Poor Ms. Bernstein was only trying to outlaw puppy mills -- commercial dog-breeding facilities that are notoriously overcrowded and inhumane.

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The Cast of Community Discusses Sluttiness and Bestiality at 'Comic-Con' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jul 25th 2010 11:45PM
The Cast of 'Community' Discusses Sluttiness and Bestiality at 'Comic-Con'Part of the cast of 'Community' showed up at 'Comic-Con 2010 Live' (Sat., 3PM ET on G4). Gillian Jacobs, Joel McHale, and Alison Brie appeared at the convention to promote the upcoming season of their sitcom. And while talking to host Olivia Munn, the trio discussed such standard interview topics such as "sluts," "whores," and stealing Betty White's medication.

It all started when Olivia mentioned the recent love triangle on 'Community' as though it was a real thing. "You're a whore, and you cheated on her with her," she said to Joel and the two girls.

"I prefer a slut to whore," Alison replied.

Joel struck back by pointing out that Olivia was wearing fairly skanky boots during the interview. "These boots are my whore boots; I wear it proud," Olivia replied.

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Olivia Munn Continues World Conquest, Will Guest Star on 'Chuck'

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 20th 2010 6:30PM
Olivia Munn to guest star on 'Chuck'Add 'Chuck' to Olivia Munn's burgeoning TV credits. Munn is already co-host of G4's 'Attack of the Show,' a regular 'Daily Show' correspondent and a cast member of the midseason sitcom 'Perfect Couples.'

Now The Ausiello Files on EW.com is reporting she will guest star in the season four premiere of 'Chuck' Sept.20 on NBC. She'll play a C.I.A. agent who "intimidates and schools Chuck and Morgan."

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Olivia Munn's Goat Impression Could REALLY Use Some Work (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jul 20th 2010 3:30PM

'Attack of the Show' (weekdays, 7PM ET on G4) co-host Olivia Munn derails a skit meant to parody an internet video of an angry, spitting goat.

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G4's Olivia Munn Trying Out For 'Daily Show'

by Scott Harris, posted Jun 4th 2010 11:20AM
Olivia Munn made her first appearance on Comedy Central's 'Daily Show' last night and judging by the results, well ... the jury is still out.

Munn, for those of you who are lacking in geek cred, is one of the co-hosts of G4s flagship series 'Attack of the Show.' Now, however, she is branching out into other endeavors, including what, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Comedy Central is terming a "try out" for the role of 'Daily Show' correspondent.

So how did Munn do? She seemed maybe just a bit nervous in a sketch that cast her as the show's "Senior Asian Correspondent," but soldiered through with the help of, well, just about the entire 'Daily Show' cast, who congregated around her in what was essentially a Comedy Central hazing ceremony.

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Olivia Munn on 'Attack of the Show,' 'Perfect Couples,' and 'Iron Man'

by Nick Zaino, posted May 26th 2010 3:03PM
Olivia MunnOlivia Munn seems a little scattered. Having canceled her meetings for the day, she is on her way home on a Friday when she calls in for her interview with TV Squad. She says she's been running on about eight hours sleep for the week when she notices a salamander luxuriating in her pool. "I haven't had time to lay in my pool and the salamander gets to lay in my pool," she says. "That's not cool."

Munn is joking, but barely. She is pushing her schedule to the limit these days, co-hosting 'Attack of the Show' on G4 and shooting the newly picked up NBC sitcom 'Perfect Couples.' She's also getting ready to promote her first book, 'Suck It, Wonder Woman! The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek,' which will be released in July.

She also has a cameo in 'Iron Man II,' and a few seconds of screen time have turned into rumors that she was The Wasp, The Scarlet Witch or Iron Maiden, rumors that persist even now that the film is out. Pile on a non-stop stream of magazine photo shoots, and you can see why the salamander has more lounging time. Somehow, she still had time to prank an intern with a major crush from our sister site, Asylum.com.

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