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Development News: Fred Durst is a CBS Sitcom Star, 'NYPD Blue' Creators Reunite for New Drama

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 14th 2011 10:20AM
Fred DurstFred Durst -- yep, the Limp Bizkit frontman -- has signed his first TV deal to star in a new sitcom on CBS.

According to Deadline, Durst has teamed with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum to produce and star in the tentatively titled 'Douchebag' about a rock legend who is trying to balance his celebrity life with his family life.

Durst's other TV acting credits include NBC's 'Revelations' and Fox's 'House.'

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Aasif Mandvi Forgives Jennifer Koppelman Hutt on 'Whatever' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 4th 2010 2:30PM
On 'Whatever With Alexis & Jennifer' (weekdays, 11AM ET on Hallmark), Jennifer Koppelman Hutt admits to 'Daily Show' correspondent (and Muslim) Aasif Mandvi that she once became nervous while flying after spotting several men in Middle Eastern garb who were looking at maps.

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Debating the Advantages of Black Vs. Muslim Racism on 'Daily Show' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Oct 26th 2010 6:40AM
Larry Wilmore, Aasif Mandvi Debate Racism on 'Daily Show''The Daily Show' (weeknights, 11PM ET on COM) featured Team Muslim (represented by Aasif Mandvi) versus Team Black (represented by Larry Wilmore). The two correspondents waxed sentimental on a few advantages of racism. Wilmore joked he was "envious" of Muslims. "People used to be scared of us, but now they're scared of him," he noted, gesturing to Mandvi.

"It can be fun," joked Mandvi. He shared a few gestures (particularly on airplanes) that he uses to scare strangers. Wilmore could relate: "I used to be able to just glare -- and white people would freak out. Man, those were the days."

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The Daily Show Invents Hamid Karzai's Facebook & LinkedIn Pages (VIDEO)

by Caroline Roberts, posted Apr 6th 2010 1:20PM

On the Daily Show (weeknights, 11 PM, Comedy Central), correspondent Aasif Mandvi got to the bottom of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's love-hate relationship with the U.S. by comparing his (fake) social networking pages. Karzai only allows the U.S. access to Karzai's Facebook page, where he claims to love "blue jeans, rock n' roll music" and is friends with Dane Cook, apple pie, and baseball. But his LinkedIn page tells a different story.

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The Daily Show: September 5, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Sep 6th 2008 12:23PM
Jon StewartBefore we jump right into things, let's take a moment to think about just how amazing these past two weeks of Daily Show have been. The program has always been pretty solid, but both the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention have provided beautiful fodder for both Jon and the correspondents, who seem to have finally hit their stride. This particular group of correspondents works best when they're all teamed up, and it really showed during convention coverage. From Jason Jones and Samantha Bee sucking face in front of hapless interviewees to Rob Riggle and Wyatt Cenac grillin' up some arugula in an elitist parking lot. TDS is taking another break next week and, boy, do they deserve it.

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The Daily Show: September 3, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Sep 4th 2008 9:24AM
The Daily ShowSome correspondents reported on the real reason why Republicans have gathered in Minnesota, and as it turns out, it's just to check out Larry Craig's old Minnesota airport stall. I think most audience members missed John Oliver's sneaky tweaking of the word "clockwork", unfortunately. However, the audience didn't miss any of Jason Jones' stall activities, which were especially disturbing, whereas Aasif Mandvi's handicap stall antics were just fabulous. I wonder if those dancers were just hapless interns roped into a scene. Also, the dancing reminded me of a beautiful moment from one of Stephen Colbert's old Daily Show reports, forever immortalized in this hypnotizing GIF. In other news, The Daily Show must be the only reason why Jimmy Dean Chocolate Chip Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick is still in existence.

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The Daily Show: August 29, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 30th 2008 12:24PM
Anderson Cooper and TDS
"The Heart of Hopeness": Barack Obama delivered his acceptance speech the other night, to a stadium full of insanely excited Democrats. John Oliver filed a report live from the site of Obama's speech. Man, John has really been putting himself on the line this week, being incredibly annoying in front of so many overexcited people. I mean, chanting "Osama!" at a massive crowd of Obama lovers is almost a sure to bring about a beating, but he totally lucked out with some relatively mild verbal confrontation. Other great moments included dancing to Jeremiah Wright's "white friends" song and making his move on hot strangers. As we would see later in the episode, it seems like the Democratic National Convention brought out the friskiness in the correspondents.

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The Daily Show: August 28, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 29th 2008 12:25PM
Barack"Guess Who's Coming to Denver": Seeing Jon Stewart and Aasif Mandvi make those jokes about (not) seeing Barack Obama's speech made me wonder if there are still any regular viewers who don't understand when The Daily Show (and The Colbert Report) tape and air their episodes. I remember when I started watching Conan O'Brien when I was super young, all the "It's really 11:30 at night!" jokes flew way over my head. So, just in case you don't know but are too embarrassed to ask: Both TDS and TCR tape around 6:00 or 7:00 in the evening and then air the same night. There.

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The Daily Show: August 26, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 27th 2008 12:43PM
TDS"Guess Who's Coming to Denver?": The Daily Show is back! They'll be in Denver for the whole Democratic National Convention, workin' their shiny new set. It's pretty much just Jon's "j" desk and a whole lot of big screens hanging in the back. The gang was in full form, and I believe this was the most I've laughed at the show in a while. Perhaps it only feels that way because the show has been gone for a week and a Monday. Thank goodness they returned, because I was starting to get the shakes.

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The Daily Show: July 31, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 1st 2008 12:23PM
Daily Show"Dick Move of the Week": John McCain has been making more news with one of his new attack ads against Barack Obama, in which he calls Obama out for being an attention-seeking celebrity, just like Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. That's not the bad part though. That honor goes to the fact that Paris' parents support McCain and have sent thousands of dollars for his campaign. Smooth move, my man. Smooth move.

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Has Daily Show withdrawal kicked in yet? - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Jul 11th 2008 6:39PM
TDS correspondents
We are nearing the end of The Daily Show's two-week hiatus, but I'm suffering from a serious case of the political commentary shakes. In a desperate attempt to curb my withdrawal symptoms, I spent most of July 4th cracking jokes about the FISA Bill, but nobody wanted to hear it and drowned me out with lots of Roman Candles and exploding beer cans. Hopefully, other fans have been coping better than I have, but just in case you aren't, here are a few things to hold you over a few more days.

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The Daily Show: June 9, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Jun 10th 2008 12:23PM
Election CenterHave you heard?! Full episodes of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are now available for streaming! These will be available on Hulu, as well as players on the show's official sites (The Daily Show and The Colbert Report). Only the most recent few weeks will be available in full episode format, but the broken up clips that I have been embedding in these posts will be around forever, so that's what I'm going to keep putting in here. This is a fantastic, convenient feature... for the Americans that can access it. Sorry, Canada. Close, but no cigar.

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The Daily Show: May 29, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted May 30th 2008 12:23PM
John and JasonJohn McCain wasn't the only one to have his medical history thrown into the spotlight. Barack Obama's doctor analyzed his health and released a one-page report on how muscular and lean he is. No, it's not nearly as long-winded nor as sexy as McCain's crazy 1,200 page report.

Still-President Bush (I think I will start referring to him as such, as well) paid a visit to the US Air Force Academy's graduation and had a little fun with some soldiers on this celebratory day. I'm surprised there weren't any MySpace poses in this collection of poses from the day. This would be so much more endearing if there wasn't always that underlying tone of evil in everything he does. I'm just sayin'.

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The Daily Show: May 13, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted May 14th 2008 12:23PM
Jon StewartSupreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia recently appeared on CSPAN's Q&A and grumpily talked about The Daily Show's childish material. I always remember Scalia as one of the only people that cracked up on camera during Stephen Colbert's 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner performance, so I still like to pretend that he's secretly a TDS/TCR fan. Also, does anyone else here have the America book? My copy has an unusual tendency to open right on the naked Supreme Court when I just randomly pick a page. They must have done something sneaky to the binding.

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The Daily Show: April 29, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Apr 30th 2008 9:41AM
TDS"Land of the Spree": Grand Theft Auto IV was finally released and gun-wielding crazies took the streets in droves and... very politely waited in line in an orderly manner. Senior Virtual Correspondent Aasif Mandvi reported live from Liberty City to giddily talk about the chaos and loss of life throughout the game. There is nothing better than wreaking havoc in a virtual replica of the city you live in, apparently.

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