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Joel McHale Reveals Don Rickles Insulted Craig Ferguson at His Own Party (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Feb 24th 2011 8:20AM
Joel McHale Talks Don Rickles on 'Late Late'Last time Joel McHale and Craig Ferguson saw each other was at a Christmas party held by 'The Late Late Show' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS) host. Apparently Don Rickles made an appearance and teased him the entire time.

Ferguson recalled, "He said, 'Is this your house? Here's five dollars -- get a proper house.'" But McHale noted, "It was like having the Santa Claus of comedy there."

The host agreed that "being insulted by him is like, you know, getting a kiss from someone very nice." The 'Community' star criticized his "terrible analogy," but Ferguson just thought McHale was beginning to think too highly of himself. "I'm not gonna deny that I've become more awesome," joked McHale.

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'Price is Right' Contestant Gives Random Shout-Out to Joel McHale (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 23rd 2010 1:45PM
Possibly hoping for a spot on 'The Soup,' a 'Price is Right' contestant gives a random shout-out to Joel McHale. Unfortunately, this seems to earn only a tepid response from host Drew Carey.

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TVR Awards -- Best Segment Featuring Conspicuous Alcohol Consumption During the Fourth Hour of 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 23rd 2010 10:30AM


Certainly, no one would begrudge Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb an occasional libation now and then. Except, they seem to drink all the time while on the air. It's indeed never too early in the morning for the hosts of the fourth hour of 'Today.' In that spirit, we present five examples of our favorite imbibers in the Best Segment Featuring Conspicuous Alcohol Consumption During the Fourth Hour of 'Today.' Cheers!

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'The Walking Dead' Finale Scores 6 Million Viewers, 'The Middle' Gets Two Extra Episodes and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Dec 6th 2010 6:40PM
'The Walking Dead'The fact is simple: Americans love zombies and quality character dramas. Proof? 'The Walking Dead' season finale pulled in 6 million viewers on Sunday night.

According to AMC, the first season finale brought in a staggering 4 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic. Repeated airings of the finale brought the combined total to 8.1 million viewers.

Unfortunately, we'll have to wait until at least next summer -- or even October -- for season 2.

In other TV news ...

ABC's 'The Middle' will get two extra episodes this season. The network announced today that it is bumping the sophomore show's episode order up to 24. [TV Guide]

Joel McHale isn't letting his day job on 'Community' get in the way of his hosting duties for 'The Soup.' The comedian/host/actor has signed on to the E! show for two more years. [Deadline]

More details have emerged on Katie Couric's 'Glee' appearance. The news anchor will dance to the song 'Tea for Two' with Mr. Schuester, Jane Lynch confirmed. [Access Hollywood]

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Joel McHale Jabs Regis About His Age: 'On the Periodic Table of Television You Are Carbon' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 29th 2010 11:45AM
Showing absolutely no respect for his elders whatsoever, Joel McHale of 'Community' takes several potshots at Regis Philbin's age on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated).

First, McHale jokes that 79-year-old Philbin "knew the Wright brothers." Then, he segues into a story involving an old couple he traveled with on a flight, but starts to say they were nowhere near as old as Philbin himself.

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Kathy Griffin Says 'My Life on the D-List' is Over, Kevin Eubanks Will Return to 'The Tonight Show' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 17th 2010 7:00PM
Kathy GriffinYou better put your box of wine down before you read this: Kathy Griffin told Entertainment Weekly that her hit reality show, 'My Life on the D-List,' is over.

The Emmy-winner told EW that she's unsure of the show's future and format. "I don't think it will come back, especially not as the same show it was," Griffin said. "I would love to do a hybrid show, like a half-scripted kind of thing or something based on what I built on 'My Life on the D-List' and what I experience, but not a full-on reality show."

Griffin said a scripted series would be a natural progression for her brand and humor.

The past few seasons of 'D-List' have focused on the diva's misadventures with celebrities, with the situations seeming less organic and more staged. Bravo has yet to make a decision on the future of the series.

In other TV news ...

The striking 'Biggest Loser' crew got a bit of a boost from the talent. Trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper along with host Alison Sweeney have not crossed the picket line even though they have no-strike clauses in their contracts. [Deadline Hollywood]

Ready for more 'Luther'? BBC is at work on two more two-hour TV movies about the character. No word on whether the new movies will air on BBC America. [Variety]

Kevin Eubanks is returning to 'The Tonight Show.' Eubanks will appear on the Nov. 23 episode to promote his new CD, 'Zen Food.' [NBC]

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Joel McHale Shares Single Malt Scotch With Kathie Lee and Hoda (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 4th 2010 12:00PM
Joel McHale, star of 'Community' and 'The Soup,' mocks Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb's on air drinking by cracking open a bottle of single malt scotch on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM ET on NBC).

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Behind the Scenes of 'Community's' Halloween Episode

by Laura Prudom, posted Oct 28th 2010 11:55AM
Joel McHaleGreendale Community College is a very special kind of educational establishment, catering to the drop-outs, the rejects, the elderly and even those who like to forge their qualifications.

It's also one of the most entertaining places to spend 30 minutes of your time on a Thursday evening, even up against such ratings heavy-hitters as CBS' 'The Big Bang Theory' and Fox's 'Bones'.

Perhaps you've never seen an episode of NBC's 'Community,' now in its second season (quite likely, since the show is criminally underrated), but if you only watch one Halloween episode this year, you should make it this one -- it's even on at a special time, 8.30PM ET, so you don't have to choose between those geniuses on CBS and the ... different type of geniuses that populate 'Community'.

Besides, this episode has zombies, and Ken Jeong in skintight Spandex; what more could you ask for from a TV show?

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The 'Community' Cast Opens Up About Their Chicken Obsession & Tonight's 'Basic Rocket Science' Episode (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Oct 14th 2010 1:45PM
Last season of 'Community,' fans went clucking crazy over the chicken fingers episode. Earlier this season, the cast tweeted pics of their Chick-Fil-A-catered bash for Yvette Nicole Brown's birthday. And now, the Kentucky Fried Colonel himself is leading the Greendale Gang into space. (Sort of.)

What is it with this cast and chicken?

I visited the set while they were shooting tonight's big 'Apollo 13' homage (airs 8PM ET on NBC), aptly titled 'Basic Rocket Science,' where the gang gets locked in a KFC-branded flight simulator and takes a giant step for Greendale Human Being-kind.

Check out my interviews with the hilarious cast to get a sneak peek ...

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The Show Girl's Got Scoop on 'Parenthood' & 'Castle' and More Reasons to Watch 'Fringe' & 'Community' (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Oct 8th 2010 10:00AM
This week, I've got scoop from the set of 'Parenthood,' including what's going on with crazy Kristina (star Monica Potter) and some hints about a big celebration coming soon. I also catch up with 'Castle' star Nathan Fillion to talk about what he thinks of Beckett's new boyfriend, and the return of his ex-wife.

Then I give you even more reasons to watch two of the best shows on television: 'Community' and 'Fringe.' On 'Community,' chicken is front-and-center yet again this week as the Greendale gang gets locked in a KFC 11 Herbs & Spaces Bus. From what I saw, this episode -- an homage to 'Apollo 13' -- is sure to be a fan favorite.

And over on "Fringe,' you can see ... well, me! I know, who cares, you're seeing me now. So what if I told you you'd see Walter Bishop (John Noble) go nuts and drop trou in front of me and some other TV journos? Yep, that's more like it ...

Got questions? E-mail me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

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'Community' Season 2, Episode 3 Recap

by Zack Handlen, posted Oct 8th 2010 5:00AM
Annie and Britta experience an ecological disaster on ["Community" - "The Psychology Of Letting Go"]

Being friends with someone, or dating someone, or being in any kind of long-term relationship with someone, means that eventually you're going to have to realize all that crazy stuff about them is never going to change. There's a compromise in dealing with others that isn't always as easy as we'd like it to be: Just because your ways are sensible and logical and -- let's face it -- better, doesn't mean that you can force the people you care about to agree.

Even worse, it turns out some of the things that bother you the most bother you because you find them all too easy to understand. Tonight's episode of 'Community' dealt with some weighty issues: Mortality, oil spills, proper posture. But since this is really a show about the families we find for ourselves when we're trying to figure out our lives, mostly tonight's episode was about realizing how just because you can pinpoint someone's weakness, doesn't mean you should.

Thankfully, there's a lot of fun to go along with the lesson learning. In addition to the Patton Oswalt cameo, we have the return of John Oliver's Professor Duncan, taking over from Betty White in Anthropology 101. (If you stayed through the end credits, you know that White is now teaching 'Inception' to Africans.)

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Dan Harmon of 'Community' on Christmas Animation and the Second Season

by Joel Keller, posted Sep 21st 2010 3:00PM
The cast of 'Community' on NBCWhen you talk to 'Community' creator Dan Harmon, you have to expect to hear a certain amount of verbal gymnastics in his replies to your questions.

For instance, when our conversation turned to what he thought of one of his stars, Alison Brie, who does double-duty on 'Mad Men,' Harmon said this: "Alison is like this stem cell when it comes to the characters she can inhabit, which is a really cool thing." When I asked him about how the bromance between Abed (Danny Pudi) and Troy (Donald Glover) will be explored this season, he said, "I want to celebrate it and I want to challenge it, and I want to challenge it by celebrating it, and I want to celebrate it by challenging it."

Sometimes, you just have to let Harmon go on his verbal journeys, which leads to very long interviews. In fact, we spoke for almost an hour earlier this month about the upcoming second season (returning Thursday, September 23 at 8PM ET on NBC), including how he's going to explore the romantic entanglements from the season one finale, the stop-action animated Christmas episode he's planning, and what it'll be like to go head-to-head with the juggernaut known as 'The Big Bang Theory.'

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'Community' Cast Talks Betty White, Dream Guest Stars & Topping the Paintball Episode (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 8th 2010 4:50PM
I added a few must-watch new shows to my DVR last fall, but of all the returning sophomore shows this year, I'm most excited for 'Community.' If they proved anything in Season 1 (with episodes focusing on paintball wars, awkward school dances and chicken fingers), it's that they can -- and will -- do just about anything.


I visited the set of 'Community' to catch up with the cast before Season 2 premieres (Thurs., Sept. 23, 8PM ET on NBC), and the episode they were shooting that day was epic ... but more on that closer to premiere. For now, don't you just want to see your favorite Greendale Human Beings in action?

Joel McHale, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs and Donald Glover gave me the scoop on Betty White's stint on the show, what other guest stars they'd love to have on and how they're actively trying to beat the fan-favorite paintball episode. I also got some Britta vs. Annie questions in there, found out who might be hooking up with Senor Chang (the hysterical Ken Jeong) and got the best treat of all: a nipple dance from Danny Pudi.

Watch and enjoy!

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Celebrities Deny 'Dancing With the Stars' Snubs

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 2nd 2010 11:40AM
Joel McHaleBummed that Joel McHale passed on the chance to join the cast of 'Dancing With the Stars' season 11? Well, don't be -- because he didn't.

The 'Community' actor's representative told E! Online that he was never asked. "...It is 100 percent false that he was offered a spot on this year's show."

The Hollywood Reporter story also named Tim Allen, Kirstie Alley, Suzanne Somers and a gaggle of other celebrities who reportedly shot down the offers to go after the mirrorball trophy. Now, some celebrities like McHale are shooting back, saying they were never offered a spot.

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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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