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Samuel L. Jackson Falls Over Laughing at Larry the Cable Guy on 'Late Night' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 3rd 2011 5:11AM
Samuel L. Jackson & Larry the Cable Guy, 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'Nothing can fire up a comedian better than a receptive audience. Larry the Cable Guy certainly had one on 'Late Night' (Weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC), but it wasn't just the studio audience. Almost right away he had both Jimmy Fallon and Samuel L. Jackson laughing so hard they might burst.

In one joke he talked about his nephew's birthday. Larry asked him what he wanted, and his nephew said he wanted incense. "And that night my cousin crawled into bed with him," Larry said matter-of-fact.

With this, Jackson fell over sideways on the couch. Thank goodness he wasn't on a chair or he might have fallen to the ground, he was laughing so hard. Fallon's head was down on his desk.

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Samuel L. Jackson and Frogs on 'Ellen' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted May 6th 2010 8:55PM
Samuel L. Jackosn and Frogs on 'Ellen'Sometimes, a simple change of voice can alter everything. Ellen DeGeneres is a big fan of the Discovery Channel series 'Life,' which is narrated by Oprah Winfrey. 'Life' is a nature documentary series that discusses all the major animal groups on Earth. But what would the show sound like if it was narrated by someone else?

On 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (weekdays, syndicated), DeGeneres presents an alternate version of the documentary with a voice-over by Samuel L. Jackson. You haven't truly lived until you've heard Jackson cursing and talking about bullfrogs. "That's a big [censored] frog," he says. "Look at that [censored] frog." It's fantastic.

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Whitney Houston's AMA Performance (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Nov 23rd 2009 9:32AM
Whitney Houston accepts an AMA award last night. If you need an award to prove that this is Whitney Houston's comeback year, Ms. Houston has a shiny American Music Award to show you.

On last night's 'American Music Awards,' the pop diva performed her single, 'I Didn't Know My Own Strength' -- a song reflecting Houston's struggle to reclaim her career from years of drug abuse -- and was honored with the Award of Excellence.

Houston first performed the song on the season premiere of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' after Oprah said it was her favorite song on the new album.

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Kristen Johnston Replaces Paula Abdul on 'Ugly Betty' & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Aug 21st 2009 12:00PM
Kristen JohnstonKristen Johnston replaces Paula Abdul, Rosie Perez goes after pedophiles on 'SVU,' Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson team up for an HBO movie and more of today's top TV headlines.

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TV, movie stars lend voices to Quantum Quest - Comic-Con Report

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Jul 24th 2009 9:29AM
William Shatner gives voice to The Core in the new animated movie, Quantum Quest.A Thursday panel at Comic-Con International announced a new animated project about space that packs a stellar voice cast.

TV stars like William Shatner, Brent Spiner and Mark Hamill will join movie big shots like Chris Pine, Samuel L. Jackson and James Earl Jones in Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey.

Producer -- Dr. Larry "Doc" Kloor (scientist science fiction writer and the only human in history to earn two doctorates simultaneously) -- led the panel with special guests Bob Picardo, Doug Jones and a call-in by Pine.

According to Kloor, Pine plays Dave -- "a photon who lives in Sun City, at the core of the Sun. He's forced from the Sun and drawn into an epic battle between The Core (Shatner -- right) and The Void -- the embodiment of nothingness (Hamill)."

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Afro Samurai: Revenge

by Will O'Brien, posted Jan 12th 2007 4:25PM
The future samurai watches his father walk toward his final fight.
Afro Samurai is Samuel L. Jackson's latest venture. It's a captivating mini series that's something of an americanized cross between Tarantino violence and high quality anime. Aside from providing his voice for two characters, he's also co/executive producing it.

"Revenge" begins in the past with the death of the boys father at the hands of Justice, a cackling creepy character, over posession of the #1 headband. I had to watch the fight a couple of times, but I still don't know just how Justice defeated #1. (A weaponized eyeball maybe?)

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DVD Review: Extras: The Complete First Season

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 7th 2007 11:31AM
Extras first season DVDAs I may have mentioned here once or twice, I was a huge fan of the British version of The Office. No matter what the US version accomplishes or how good it gets, I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for the vision Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant had of the average dead-boring workplace and the relationships that are developed there.

So when I was sent a preview copy of the first season of the pair's follow-up effort, Extras (out Tuesday), I was intrigued but wary: after such a successful debut, the sophomore effort more often than not disappoints. Also, all the reviews of the show I had read during its BBC and HBO runs (I have neither channel) were of the mixed-to-positive variety. So... is it worth buying, renting, or neither? I'll let you know after the jump.

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Watch Afro Samurai online

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 6th 2007 3:03PM

afro samuraiIf you missed the premiere of the new Spike cartoon Afro Samurai, you can watch the full episode on Spike's Web site. Samuel L. Jackson voices the lead character and also executive produces the program, which is geared towards mature audiences. Ron Pearlman voices Justice, the evil villain who killed the samurai's father. Kelly Hu plays Okiku, a friend from the samurai's past. Jackson also voices the comic relief character, Ninja Ninja. Music for the series was composed by The RZA.

The new series is based on a graphic novel by Takashi Okazaki, who has also worked on the manga series Evangelion, among many other projects, including the artwork for the Spider-Man 2 DVD.

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Celebrities sign up for animated series on Spike

by Anna Johns, posted Oct 31st 2006 1:29PM
samuel l jacksonSamuel L. Jackson, Ron Perlman, and Kelly Hu have signed on to voice characters in the upcoming animated series, Afro Samurai on Spike. Jackson is also executive producing the project, which is based on a graphic novel by Takashi Okazaki about a black Samurai's quest to find the man who killed his father. Jackson will voice the lead character, while Perlman will voice the villain he seeks. Perlman, by the way, is the guy who played the title character in Hellboy and the Beast in the television series, Beauty and the Beast. Hu plays Okiku, a friend from the samurai's past. She played the female version of Wolverine in X2: X-Men United. The RZA is creating original music for the series.

Spike has ordered five episodes of Afro Samurai. They begin airing January 4th.

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The History Channel's tribute to black WWII soldiers

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 9th 2006 9:41AM
honor deferredOne of the many stories left out of our history books about World War Two is the heroics of the 761st Tank Battalion, a group of black soldiers that history forgot. But not the History Channel. This month, presumably in honor of Black History Month, the History Channel is airing Honor Deferred. Narrated by Bernie Mac and Samuel L. Jackson, the documentary pairs historical photos and video archives with interviews of the black men who served in the 761st. The men spent 183 consecutive days in combat, fighting Nazi Germany and its allies. It comes highly recommended by reviewers as an important piece of American history.

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