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Brilliantly Awful Mayoral Candidate Breaks Into Song Mid-Interview (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Aug 25th 2010 8:58PM
On 'Hardball With Chris Matthews' (Weekdays, 5PM ET MSNBC) Matthews featured a video that demonstrates all that is great about local politics.

Chris Young, a mayoral candidate from Providence, Rhode Island, was so woefully unprepared for an appearance on a local TV show that he ignored his camera and read directly from his notes. And what was so important and complicated that he couldn't trust his memory?

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What Are Emmys Host Jimmy Fallon's Favorite Drinking Games?

by Joel Keller, posted Aug 25th 2010 5:02PM
Jimmy Fallon plays beer pong with Gabourey Sidibe on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'
Before Jimmy Fallon takes to the stage to host the Emmys this Sunday night, I wanted to pass along this fun conversation I had with him at the NBC TCA party last month. I didn't ask him about hosting the awards or his first year as the host of 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.' Maggie Furlong talked to him about all that, and you'll see her interview with him later this week.

No, I touched on a topic that's near and dear to the hearts of anyone who used to have fun in college: drinking games.

We got on the subject because Fallon has guests play beer pong on 'Late Night;' of course, it's the paddle-free latter-day version of beer pong that used to be called Beirut. When I asked when the change happened, he thought for a second. "I think in the late nineties? People in colleges just started calling it beer pong because it made more sense than Beirut. What is it? Beer pong. If you say 'Beirut,' people say, 'I don't know how to play that.'"

This sent Jimmy off on a conversation about various drinking games, starting with one that I had never heard of but it sounds like fun: Sink the Biz.

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Adam West Talks Batman, 'Family Guy' and Using the Batmobile to Pick Up Women

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Aug 25th 2010 4:00PM
Adam West might just be the most mischievous man in Hollywood. Talking with the 82-year-old icon as he's about to make his way to Toronto's Fan Expo, he is sneaky and sly -- it's tough to tell when he's being serious or when he's pulling your leg. He is constantly chuckling.

West's career has been all about Batman (he played the superhero on the original TV series from 1966-68), but unlike other typecast stars, West took the caricature of his campy character and ran with it.

Now he has a recurring role as the lunatic Mayor West on 'Family Guy,' where he pokes fun at himself, and his image, on a regular basis. As a result, he has garnered a whole new generation of fans – one that might not even be aware of his Bat past. TV Squad sat down to talk with the legend about the 'Batman' legacy, 'Family Guy,' and why he turned down the role of James Bond.

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'The Most Interesting Man in the World' Drops by 'SportsNation' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Aug 25th 2010 3:30PM
Jonathan Goldsmith, the 71-year-old actor who plays "The Most Interesting Man in the World" spokescharacter for Dos Equis, appears on 'SportsNation' (weekdays, 4PM on ESPN2) in trademark repose, with a blonde on one arm and a brunette on the other while seated in a leather booth.

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Emmy Picks: Best Lead Actor in a Comedy

by Joel Keller, posted Aug 25th 2010 12:05PM

With the Emmy awards just days away, I'm continuing to pick who I think should and who I think will win the major awards.

Yesterday, I discussed the Best Lead Actress in a Comedy category. Today we look at some funny guys in the Best Lead Actor in a Comedy category.

Nominees:
Alec Baldwin, '30 Rock'
Steve Carell, 'The Office'
Larry David, 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
Matthew Morrison, 'Glee'
Jim Parsons, 'The Big Bang Theory'
Tony Shalhoub, 'Monk'

Who will win:
There are three two previous winners in this category (four, if you count David's Comedy Series win for 'Seinfeld,') so there are lots of places the Academy can go if they want to play it safe. I can see them giving it to Alec Baldwin again, even though '30 Rock' didn't have the strongest season, though Shalhoub might get the votes as a tribute to the end of 'Monk''s long run. But the Academy loves the fact that they can give a comedy award to a guy who is still thought of in some circles as a dramatic actor. So Baldwin will take it.

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'Louie' Moment: Louie Tells Off Osama bin Laden

by Joel Keller, posted Aug 25th 2010 10:40AM
Louis C.K. confronts bin Laden in 'Louie' on FX'Louie' (Tuesdays at 11PM ET on FX) has been an interesting ride, hasn't it? Some weeks, you get a cohesive, funny, awkward and poignant story like last week, and some weeks you get random, plotless vignettes like we did in this week's episode. It doesn't mean that the show is any less interesting or funny; this episode had the biggest laughs of the season, in scenes that I can't really repeat here. But episodes like this require more faith on the part of the viewer that Louis C.K. has an idea of where he's going and why he's taking the trip.

And in the first vignette, Louie really did take a trip, going into a drug and gas-induced hallucination at the office of a dentist (played by the always-reliable Stephen Root) who caters to cowards... a little too much. More on that in a bit.

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The 'It's Always Sunny' Gang Talks Babies, Balls on Fire and Tom Sizemore (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Aug 25th 2010 10:00AM
It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaNow that we've all been entertained by the screenwriting talents of Charlie and Mac, witnessed Dennis and Dee explore the worst parts of dating with the D.E.N.N.I.S. System and seen Frank's naked body, what's next for the 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' gang?

Two words: Tom Sizemore.

I caught up with Glenn Howerton, Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney to find out about the new season (premieres Thurs., Sept. 16, 10PM ET on FX) and got an earful about Hollywood bad boy Sizemore and his awesomely twisted turn on the show.

We also talked babies (Olson and McElhenney are expecting their first child, a girl, any day now) and, of course, the best ways to get them tanned and camera-ready (see "The Gang Finds a Dumpster Baby" if you don't get the joke). Then we touched on what's got DeVito's balls on fire, how many more seasons the show will go and why we do or don't -- there are conflicting opinions on this -- want to see a 50-year-old Sweet Dee.

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Breaking Up with a Girlfriend/Parole Officer on 'Big Lake' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Aug 25th 2010 8:34AM
'Big Lake': Breaking Up with a Girlfriend/Parole OfficerBreaking up is hard to do -- when your girlfriend is also your parole officer. Glenn attempts to cut the strings on 'Big Lake' (Tue., 10PM ET on COM), but she's the one person standing between him and jail time.

"I just would hate to see you alone, in a cell, serving three to five," she says. "You just take your urine test with some other parole officer, and see what happens."

Glenn decides, upon further reflection, that the prisonless option sounds more pleasant. Meanwhile, Josh hands his urine sample over to her -- for Glenn's use -- and she demands that he "keep pissing liquid gold."

Wow, pee is getting a lot of play. Hope the trend ends here.

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Shaquille O'Neal Challenges Charles Barkley at Golf, Loser Wears a Speedo (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Aug 25th 2010 6:50AM
'Shaq vs.' Charles Barkley Play GolfOn 'Shaq Vs.' (Tue., 9PM ET on ABC), Shaquille O'Neal's latest proposition was as follows: a five-hole game of golf against Charles Barkley. The loser would have to jog down a beach in a pink speedo.

O'Neal added, "If I lose, next time you're on TNT, I'll kiss [NBA analyst] Kenny Smith in the corner of the mouth." Deal? Barkley couldn't turn that down.

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Stephen Colbert Learns That He's a Potential "Ground Zero" Terrorist (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 25th 2010 5:19AM
Stephen Colbert Learns That He's a Potential 'Ground Zero' TerroristOh, man. There's nothing worse than learning a dreadful secret about yourself. On the latest 'Colbert Report' (weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central), Stephen Colbert discovers the worst thing of all. Yes, apparently the satirical super-patriotic news host ... is actually a secret terrorist. Uh-oh. That can't be good. And sadly, the whole thing is Jon Stewart's fault.

Yesterday on 'The Daily Show,' Jon Stewart uncovered a startling revelation. One of the men giving money to the "Ground Zero Mosque" in New York City is also a major Fox News shareholder. This man's name is Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal. He owns 7% of the Fox News parent corporation, and he's also supporting the so-called 9/11 "terror mosque." Thus, there's a link between Fox News and the supposedly "dangerous" Islamic center. But then it gets worse.

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Kim and Kourtney Kardashian Dish About Using a Phone Sex Hotline (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 25th 2010 3:04AM
Kim and Kourtney Kardashian Dish About Using a Phone Sex HotlineIf you are a young woman, and you are a little hard up for a date, then Kim and Kourtney Kardashian have a terrible idea for you: try using a phone sex line.

On 'Lopez Tonight' (weeknights, 11PM ET on TBS), the two Kardashians discuss their favorite teenage "pranking" activity. When they were about fifteen years old, the underage girls enjoyed calling up men on a skanky "chat line." What the sisters would do was lie about their names, appearance, and age -- and then get random dudes to meet them at the mall.

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Backdrop Fail! Florida Politician Gives Talk in Front of Bikini-Clad Butts Poster (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Aug 24th 2010 9:50PM
On 'Special Report With Bret Baier,' (weeknights 6PM ET on Fox News) Baier showed Florida gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum in a compromising position with a slew of scantily clad women.

OK, they weren't flesh and blood women. Instead -- seemingly unbeknownst to McCollum -- there was a highly visible poster of a medley of female derrieres situated right besides McCollum's shoulder during a campaign speech in a Ft. Lauderdale restaurant .

Did Baier have a pun for the situation? Of course he did.

"Not exactly the messaging perhaps the campaign may have wanted, Baier stated. "He does not want to pull up the rear tonight in the primary."

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'Red Eye' Crew Snarks on Dating Site For Ugly People (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Aug 24th 2010 7:36PM
The gang at 'Red Eye' (Weeknights 3 AM ET on Fox News) discussed a new dating site just for ugly people. Even though regular host Greg Gutfeld was on vacation, replaced by comedian Jim Norton, the issue was handled with Red Eye's typical brand of irreverent insensitivity.

Radio personality Anthony Cumia disputed the need for such a site: "We've had this years, it's usually called tequila at 4 AM."

Then S.E. Cupp got devious: "I'm thinking of ways to fraud the system already. I would ugly up, go on the site, and then reveal myself as attractive, just to establish myself as the best looking one on the site, and then take all the spoils.

"I was under the impression that on line dating was for ugly people anyway," was the opinion of attractive blond person Lauren Sivan, who gets the last word.

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Paul Lieberstein of 'The Office' Talks About Replacing Steve Carell

by Joel Keller, posted Aug 24th 2010 2:01PM
Paul Lieberstein and Steve Carell in 'The Office' - 'Sabre'
Paul Lieberstein is familiar to most fans of 'The Office' through his acting work as Dunder Mifflin Scranton's put-upon HR rep Toby Flenderson. But Lieberstein has also been on the show's writing staff since day one and ascended to the role of showrunner a couple of years ago. So if there's anyone who has an idea of how the show is going to replace Steve Carell and his iconic character of Michael Scott, it's Lieberstein.

When I caught up to him at the NBC TCA party last month, though, Lieberstein couldn't say how that was going to happen, mainly because the writers were still sorting things out themselves. But if he had a choice of who could manage the Scranton office, at least among the people who are already there, he'd pick either Andy Bernard (played by Ed Helms) or Darryl Philbin (played by Craig Robinson).

Lieberstein and I talked about last year's bumpy creative ride, how Dwight could fit in as the new boss and how Michael will torture his archenemy Toby this year. Oh, and he also gave me a possible casting tidbit when I mentioned Amy Adams instead of Amy Ryan.

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'The Walking Dead' Trailer is Here! AMC Series to Debut Oct. 31

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 24th 2010 1:00PM
The Walking Dead
Ladies and gentleman, please hold on to your hats. 'The Walking Dead' trailer is on the Web and it's pretty great. I mean, you're going to be hard-pressed not to say, "WOW!" Yes, in all caps.

According to the Live Feed, the show will debut on Halloween night. Forget the candy -- AMC is where you need to be on Sun., Oct. 31. The 90-minute episode will premiere during AMC's annual Fearfest.

Based on the popular comic series from Robert Kirkman, 'The Walking Dead' tells the story of police officer Rick Grimes, his family and other survivors who come together to battle zombies who have seemingly overtaken the world.

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