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Bernie the Gorilla Joins Kevin James to Promote 'Zookeeper' on 'Tonight Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 8th 2011 4:30AM
Kevin James & Bernie the Gorilla, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'When Kevin James showed up on 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC) to promote his new movie 'Zookeeper,' he wasn't alone. He was joined on the couch by Bernie the Gorilla from the movie, voiced again by Nick Nolte.

The two bickered throughout the bit, with Bernie saying James insisted on being called "Mr. James" on the set, and even had a guy whose only job was to bring him smoothies all day.

James retorted by accusing the gorilla of not being able to handle the fact that James gave him his big break in movies. It was a lot of this kind of silliness, but we were still impressed with the gorilla itself. The mouth animation was respectable enough, and the suit itself was almost perfect.

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Kevin James Admits to Reaching 302 lbs. on 'Late Show With David Letterman' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 13th 2011 3:48AM
Kevin James, 'Late Show with David Letterman'Some comedians are well known for their girth, and in fact have used their size to enhance their comedy. Kevin James didn't so much build his success around his waist size, but it did become a factor in many of the characters he played. Nevertheless, James has taken himself to task for his weight and lost a lot of it.

He looked great on 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM on CBS), where he admitted that he reached his all-time high during the filming of his latest movie, 'The Dilemma.'

"I got on the scale and it read 290 pounds," he admitted. "I'm only ten pounds away from 300. Then I realized, I'm only ten pounds away from 300!" In the end, he would get up to 302 pounds before he turned his weight problem around.

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Matt Lauer Tosses a Perfect Snowball Strike at Kevin James (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jan 12th 2011 1:10PM
Kevin James, impressed by Matt Lauer's snowball toss on 'Today'If Matt Lauer ever loses interest in being a television host, he may have a career as a minor league pitcher. On this morning's 'Today' (Weekdays, 7AM on NBC), Lauer introduced an interview segment with Kevin James and Vince Vaughn from outside the studio, about thirty feet from the window behind which the two actors were standing.

Lauer had a snowball, and James was playing catcher, signaling what Lauer should throw. Lauer, a southpaw, lobbed the ball and delivered a perfect pitch that would have hit James right in the mitt. Impressed, James made the umpire's signal for a strike.

In the interview, Vaughn complimented Lauer on the throw, which Lauer identified as a slider, even though he said James had been calling for a fastball. "It was the fastball," James said, "you fought me off."

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Vince Vaughn Explains Kevin James' Weight Loss (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jan 12th 2011 5:45AM
Vince Vaughn Talks Kevin James on 'Late Show'Kevin James has lost so much weight, he looks like "a young Jan-Michael Vincent," said Vince Vaughn, his costar in 'The Dilemma.' It all started during a restaurant scene. "We were having some pasta, some steaks and we decided maybe we should lose some weight," the actor explained on 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS).

"Kevin had ambitions of doing some action films in the future. I didn't share that ambition, but I was supportive of him," Vaughn said.

However, a plate of nachos ("with some processed cheese") better complemented Vaughn's character. "This old method man over here," he said, pointing to himself, "took it home with him ... I get so lost in my work I couldn't tell the difference," he joked.

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Kevin James Battles 'Jimmy Kimmel Live's' Security in Tug-of-War (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jun 30th 2010 7:10AM
Kevin James in 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Tug-of-War Jimmy Kimmel roped (pardon the pun) actor Kevin James into a tug-of-war contest against the two security guards who "protect [his] life every day" on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12:05AM ET on ABC).

"You could beat both of our security guards in a tug-of-war," the host said

James took it seriously, wrapping the rope around his arms and making sure the match-up started fair. "She allowed to go on the carpet a little or no?" he asked Kimmel, pointing to one guard's feet. Indeed, she was not.

Things didn't go well for James at first. Then he called in reinforcements.

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Kids Choice Awards Red Carpet: Allison Iraheta Talks Top 10, 'Slumdog' Star on His Next Role

by Anna Dimond, posted Mar 28th 2010 9:00AM
After a winter awards frenzy for some of Hollywood's most seasoned stars, it was the kids' turn Saturday to take center stage at Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards, just in time for spring break -- and with temps that felt like summer.

Forget Academy politics and catering to the foreign press. The annual award show allows fans to vote on categories that include include staples like favorite TV actress (Selena Gomez took the orange blimp this year) and demo-specific verticals like cutest couple ('New Moon''s fictional Jacob and Bella [Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart] beat out the Obamas) and favorite voice from an animated movie (Jim Carrey). Comedian Kevin James hosted the event, which featured performances from tween phenom Justin Bieber and Rihanna, plus the requisite celeb-sliming.

Sweltering afternoon heat didn't stop the likes of Rihanna, Will Smith and his family, the Jonas Brothers and more from swarming the orange carpet ahead of the show. While the KCAs is familiar turf for some, others were taking it all in for the first time.

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Kids Choice Awards 2010 Winners: A Fine Slime Time

by Meg Prossnitz, posted Mar 27th 2010 10:01PM

It was all slime and smiles at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2010, with plenty of celebrities getting the green goo treatment, including host Kevin James. Even Tina Fey and Steve Carell, co-stars in the upcoming 'Date Night,' came out for the very purpose of getting super-slimed.

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Kevin James Hosting Nick's 'Kids' Choice Awards'

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 16th 2010 7:00PM
The actor, comedian and former 'King of Queens' star will host this year's Nickelodeon awards show.

Kevin James has been announced as the host of the 23rd annual 'Kids' Choice Awards' set to air on March 27.

What a shame. That means his breathtaking tour-de-force film 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop' won't be eligible for a nomination, per the 'Kids' Choice' voting bylaws pact of 1997 overseen and enacted by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, then-UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and the guy who played Barth on 'You Can't Do That on Television.'

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Kids' Choice Chooses Kevin James as Host

by Scott Harris, posted Feb 16th 2010 10:30AM
Kids have notoriously strange taste. Some kids, for instance, enjoy peanut butter and pickle sandwiches. Barney is a perennial favorite. And few things will gets kids as excited as a chance to play with a cardboard box. Now you can add another choice to the list: Kevin James.

Yes, according to PEOPLE, the rotund comedian will be hosting Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards, which is set to air on Mar. 27. James, who as host will be in line for the traditional full body slime regimen, was effusive about the honor, stating "hosting the Kids' Choice Awards completes me."

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Fat Guys on Sitcoms Are ALWAYS (Pathetically) Trying to Lose Weight

by Patricia Chui, posted Jan 7th 2010 12:34PM
Jason AlexanderJason Alexander was just announced as the new Jenny Craig spokesperson, which is a pretty far cry from his old KFC-touting gig.

Do we want to see Alexander in a bikini? Hell, naw. But if there's any way his new attitude can help reverse the trend of fat guys starring in sitcoms (often with svelte, gorgeous wives -- seriously, what's up with that?), then we're all for it.

Of course, it's not as though those chubsters never tried to shed the pounds ... some more enthusiastically than others. Because you know what's more hilarious than a funny fat guy? A funny fat guy as he pathetically attempts to lose weight. Here's hoping Alexander has more success than these guys did.

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TLC Picks Up 'Mall Cops: Mall of America'

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Nov 23rd 2009 1:34PM
Mall Cops: Mall of AmericaEver have the sensation that you'd like to go to the mall but just don't feel like getting up off that cozy couch?

TLC is making that possible with the announcement of their new series, 'Mall Cops: Mall of America,' Variety is reporting.

The show stems from a one-hour special of the same name that aired on Oct. 15, garnering 1.2 million viewers. The series promises to look at the men and women who work security at the Mall of America based in Bloomington, Minn., the largest mall in North America. 12 half-hour episodes have been ordered.

In a statement from TLC, the mall is said to be like a "mini-city," due to the 500 stores, theme park, wedding chapel, school and aquarium that exist within the mall's confines. Such a city needs lots of protection, apparently.

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Mall Cops coming to TV

by Brad Trechak, posted Nov 23rd 2009 9:29AM

Paul Blart Mall CopI am sorry to report that Kevin James in Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Seth Rogen in Observe and Report have started a phenomenon, because a new reality series called Mall Cops: Mall of America is coming to TLC. This is what happens when two movies that are superficially related to each other get released in close chronological proximity.

Granted, the Mall of America is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) malls in America and there is likely more than a fair share of crimes that go on there during any given day. I just wonder if the show is going to hire its own criminals to commit felonies in the mall just to keep things interesting.

I can see it now: the season deals with standard problems like shoplifters and lost children until the season finale which ends in a hostage situation cliffhanger. Want to see the footage of how it turns out? Wait until season two.

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Kevin James is returning to CBS, sort of

by Brad Trechak, posted Jan 12th 2009 12:05PM
The King of QueensThe King of Queens is not returning to CBS. However, Kevin James is. He's performing in a series of interstitials on Monday night in an effort to promote his soon-to-be-released movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop.

Will this launch James to movie stardom? I don't know. He's following the title formula of such movies as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo, so we can probably guess the format and formula of the film.

Not every comedy TV star can make the transition to movies, and I don't know if Kevin James has the personality to hold a film on his own. It worked for Jim Carrey because of his wild, character-driven personality and it worked for Rob Schneider because...actually, I don't think it worked for Rob Schneider. If it did, I have no idea why.

It's interesting to note that Paul Blart is produced by Sony Pictures and The King of Queens was produced by Sony Pictures TV. Sony Pictures must own Kevin James' soul.

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Queen for a Day is coming back

by Allison Waldman, posted May 19th 2008 3:07PM
QueenIf you have a leisure suit in your closet and think it'll never be in style again, you may be wrong. Everything has a way of coming back around, even game shows. With that in mind, Queen for a Day, a game show that ran in daytime for 20 years, is being resurrected for today. RDF USA has obtained format rights and plan to present their resurrected, revamped edition to cable and broadcast nets this week.

Queen for a Day was originally a radio show, but appeared on TV in 1947 and ran on and off until 1970. It was sort of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition of its day, albeit on a much more modest level. Female contestants would appear to tell her story of woe and misfortune in order to be eligible to become queen for a day, wherein she would win prizes, be feted with a crown and robe, offered roses and other gifts. "Make every woman a queen, for every single day," was the host, Jack Bailey's closing line each day. If it sounds hokey, it was. Comedy shows regularly satirized it.

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Kevin James has a hot wife in real life

by Annie Wu, posted Jun 19th 2007 1:07PM
Kevin James and wifeSome quick baby news! Kevin James and his wife Steffiana just had their second child Shea Joelle James. Thank goodness she doesn't have a crazy celebrity baby name (I'm looking at you, Pilot Inspektor). Actually, the news here is not about the baby, but about Steffiana. Look at her! She's hot! Possibly hotter than Leah Remini, Kevin's onscreen lady on the King of Queens. Doesn't this give a little bit of hope to all you fellows out there that don't quite have leading man looks? The lesson here is... You too can get the girl, as long as you have a great sense of humor. And long-running sitcom.

Oh, and Keri Russell just had a baby boy, but she doesn't have a smokin' hot wife.

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