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Wanda Sykes Didn't Like 'The Help,' Thought It Was Too Happy (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 7th 2011 5:17AM
Wanda Sykes, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno''The Help' has been getting solid reviews from critics across the nation, and Jay Leno said "it was fantastic." But Wanda Sykes had a very different opinion of the film on 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC).

"It stunk," she said bluntly.

When pressed for more details, Sykes explained, "They're just way too happy for 1960s Mississippi."

The movie also made her uncomfortable now as a parent, because her babies are white. The film looks at the racism experienced by black maids who work for white families.

"I'm cooking the chicken and I just look at 'em like, 'Look at them white babies'," she said. "They think I'm supposed to be over here frying this chicken."

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'American Idol' - 'Idol Gives Back/1 of 7 Voted Off' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 21st 2010 11:09PM
American Idol, Idol Gives Back 2010
It's "Inspiration Week" on 'American Idol,' which means the Idols sang inspirational songs on Tuesday, and 'Idol Gives Back' was on tap for tonight. It's truly amazing how much this charitable endeavor helps people around the globe. It's not easy to see all of the suffering going on in the world -- especially the children -- but it's really easy to pick up the phone and make a small donation that could save a kid's life.

Tonight, celebrities reported on the huge malaria problem in Africa; Save the Children; a food bank in Monrovia, Calif.; and global health, among others. At the end of the show, Simon Cowell reported that $15 million had been raised during the two hours the show aired. That's awesome. For more info and to learn how you can give, check out 'Idol Gives Back.'

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Angry Pregnant Lady on 'The New Adventures of Old Christine' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 15th 2010 1:15AM
Angry Pregnant Lady on 'The New Adventures of Old Christine'Pregnancy is a time of great joy for some women -- but for others being pregnant often leads to extreme crankiness. And so, on the latest episode of 'The New Adventures of Old Christine' (Wed., 8PM ET on CBS), the gang attempts to deal with a highly grouchy pregnant lady.

Watch the video after the jump.

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A Bad Tan on 'The New Adventures of Old Christine' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 7th 2010 11:30PM
A Bad Tan on 'The New Adventures of Old Christine'On the latest episode of 'The New Adventures of Old Christine' (Wed., 8PM ET on CBS) we take a journey into the terrifying world of fake tanning. Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) gets a spray tan in order to prep for a trip to the beach. But the result is highly... orange-y. Very very orange-y.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Anna Paquin Reveals Her Bisexuality in a Public Service Announcement (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 1st 2010 8:21PM
Anna Paquin Reveals Her Bisexuality on 'Inside Edition'Anna Paquin, star of 'True Blood,' has come out of the closet and announced that she is bisexual. 'Inside Edition' (weekdays, syndicated) has the scoop. The actress appeared in a public service announcement for the "Give a Damn Campaign," founded by Cyndi Lauper. "I'm bisexual," Paquin says in the ad. Paquin then speaks out against attacks on gay men and women in America: "One hate crime is committed approximately every hour of every day in this country."

Watch the video after the jump.

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'The New Adventures of Old Christine' - 'Somehow, Subway' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 11th 2010 11:33AM
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 'The New Adventures of Old Christine'
(S05E16)
Ah, the beauty of farcical theatre. The simplest of tasks laid to waste by the outrageous shenanigans and outlandish responses of one brilliant comedian. In this case, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She needed help from no one in the cast to make her extended stay on the subway platform funnier and funnier to watch as the episode progressed.

That's good news because Richard, Matthew and Barb were pretty busy back at Christine's place ... doing stuff. At least the writers bothered to give us a reason that Matthew is still hanging out and eating at Christine's as if he lives there. The catfighting between Richard and Matthew about all their roommate annoyances with one another certainly brought me back to my roommate days. Man, do things get annoying.

Barb's role this week was to spread the message that texting while driving is incredibly dangerous. No matter where you are. I certainly didn't expect her to come flying into the scene when she did.

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'The New Adventures of Old Christine' - 'Sweet Charity' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 4th 2010 4:24AM
Ed Begley Jr., 'The New Adventures of Old Christine'
(S05E15)
As much as I don't want to compare Julia Louis-Dreyfus' new show to her old one, I can't help but notice some similarities with this week's installment. Much of what made 'Seinfeld' work was in the way people outside of that core four reacted to just how deplorable those people really were. When we were in that inner circle with them, it all sort of worked and we didn't really realize how bad they were.

Now, Christine Cambpell is far more obviously a terrible person than Elaine Benes, but as with 'Seinfeld,' we often don't realize just how horrible she is. Even moreso, when put in the context of Christine, Richard and Matthew, Barb often comes across as the only sane and rational one. And yet, when you put these people out and on display in front of so-called normal people, they simply look awful.

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Eddie Izzard: 'The Atlantic is a Magical Ocean' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 1st 2010 5:40AM
The Wanda Sykes Show, Eddie IzzardNews Flash: The Atlantic is a magical ocean. We always knew it, and Eddie Izzard explained why on 'The Wanda Sykes Show' (Sat., 11PM ET on Fox).

"When you think of us, we all live in castles, all the children are Shakespeare, and we're all brilliantly cultured," he said. "And we think you all own mountains, have nine cars, and eat gold for breakfast."

Wait ... you mean they don't all live in castles in Europe? Our bubble is burst!

Watch the video after the jump.

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'The New Adventures of Old Christine' - 'A Family Unfair' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 11th 2010 3:15AM
Julia Louis-Dreyfus(S05E14) Christine went into full crazy mode this week, after virtually the entire extended family showed up for New Christine's ultrasound. There was a lot of fun to be had with everyone trying to explain to the doctor, guest star Tim Meadows, how they were all connected to one another, and it made me realize that sitcoms -- or at least this one -- are more like soap operas than we may realize.

The marriages and relationships and romantic entanglements of this particular cast go beyond the unusual and into the realm of disturbing. And yet, it all seemed to progress so naturally over the last four-and-a-half seasons. That must be why it's so easy for soap fans to accept the crazy things that happen on their shows. And their crazy characters can't be nearly as crazy as Old Christine.

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Wanda Sykes Slams NBC's Black History Month Menu (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 5th 2010 2:30AM
Wanda Sykes Slams NBC's Black History Month MenuFried chicken, collard greens, jalapeno cornbread, black-eyed peas ... let's face it, if you're talking Black History Month, these foods seem like good choices.

Not according to Wanda Sykes, who riffed on 'The Jay Leno Show' (weeknights, 10PM ET on NBC) about the cuisine being served in the NBC cafeteria. "Jay, what is happening at NBC? Is the whole damn network on medical marijuana? What the hell is going on over here?"

Ok, maybe she's got a point. But really, it's sort of cool that the cafeteria served groovy Old South food. We'd like to know, what's the matter with that?

Watch the video after the jump.

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In the Late Night Wars, Where Are the Women?

by Gary Susman, posted Jan 21st 2010 2:00PM
PeahenIn 2004, NBC took a look at the aging Jay Leno and decided that late night's future was... another middle-aged white guy from Boston.

What if NBC had done something truly groundbreaking and given 'The Tonight Show' to a woman -- perhaps turning the proud Peacock logo into a female Peahen (as seen to the right)? Would the Great Late Night War of 2010 even happened?

The late-night field has been a notorious boys' club for decades (a situation underlined in recent months by the David Letterman scandal and the battle between Leno and Conan O'Brien over 'Tonight'). Now that women late-night hosts such as Wanda Sykes, Chelsea Handler and Mo'Nique are flourishing off the network weeknight grid, doesn't it seem like NBC could have avoided its current late-night disaster if it had decided, back in the day, to groom a woman for the job?

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Review: The New Adventures of Old Christine - Truth or Dare

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 21st 2010 9:29AM
The New Adventures of Old Christine: Truth or Dare
(S05E13)
It's always nice to see that the men Christine falls for are as damaged as she is. Well, one of her suitors tonight is anyway. Things continue developing intimately between Christine and Max (Eric McCormack), until she gets a text from Mr. Harris. You remember Mr. Harris, don't you? Ritchie's former teacher who was so gorgeous that Matthew and Richard developed weird fixations on him as well.

That's right. Blair Underwood is back, reprising his role as Mr. Harris. And while he remains as handsome as ever, things couldn't be more complicated between him and Christine as they were tonight.

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Wanda Sykes Is Thankful for Tiger Woods Scandal (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 17th 2009 11:20AM
Wanda Sykes pointed out on 'The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien' that comedians everywhere owe a debt of gratitude to Tiger Woods, because his recent scandal involving charges of infidelity has served as a never-ending source of jokes.

"Did you send him a fruit basket? Because, I mean, he's just given us so much. Send him a fruit basket," Sykes said to Conan O'Brien.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Review: The New Adventures of Old Christine - Old Christine Meets Young Frankenstein

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 10th 2009 11:47AM
The New Adventures of Old Christine: Old Christine Meets Young Frankenstein(S05E10) When a bully is revealed at the school Little Ritchie attends, Christine is clearly worried that her son is being victimized. But while Old Christine followed the traditional sitcom formula for a bit at the beginning, by the time we reached the end of the episode, it had gone somewhere only Christine Campbell can take it.

Even better we got a surprise return, though it's something I've kind of been waiting for all season, and a hilarious guest appearance by Amy Sedaris. I can't understand why Sedaris hasn't blown up even bigger than she has. If Michael Strahan can get a big network comedy built around him, why they hell can't Amy Sedaris?

She took what could have been a pretty ordinary guest appearance, and turned it into a powerhouse performance all on its own through sheer force of will and talent.

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Wanda Sykes on Bill O'Reilly's "Honest Mistake" (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Dec 7th 2009 3:10PM
Wanda Sykes ShowBill O'Reilly usually pre-tapes his show, 'The O'Reilly Factor,' and therefore must often take advantage of the ability to fix his on-air errors.

However, during one of his few live broadcasts last week, O'Reilly made the unfortunate mistake referring to President Obama as "Osama," before quickly catching himself.

As we all know, there are no "do-overs" on live TV. Wanda Sykes said it was an honest mistake and shares a similar mistake she's made in the past on 'The Wanda Sykes Show.'

Watch this video from Daily Drama after the jump!

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