Day: November 17, 2008

Video: Beyonce’s male backup dancers on SNL

You know that SNL sketch that got everyone talking, in which Justin Timberlake continues his surprise cameo with a role alongside Bobby Moynihan and Andy Samberg, in black leotards and high heels, dancing backup to Beyonce for her music video, "Single Ladies"? The reason you find it here and not on NBC.com or Hulu.com is because six different people hold music publishing rights to the song, including Beyonce, which makes it more complicated putting any SNL sketch with music on the Internets. Because playing it means paying out! Note: This is also why you cannot see the road trip with the fellas reminiscing to Ricky Garden’s "Garden Party." Anyhow. While it lasts…enjoy! And here is the original music...

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Katt Williams cancels Nov. 20 date at The Comedy Festival

If you have paid any attention to the comings and goings of Katt Williams this fall, you won’t be surprised by the announcement this morning that Williams has cancelled his planned performance Thursday (Nov. 20) at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Williams was supposed to be one of the main attractions at this year’s edition of The Comedy Festival, put on by TBS. A statement from the fest: "The Comedy Festival, TBS, Concerts West/AEG and Caesars Palace apologize for the inconvenience that this causes ticketholders." If you have a ticket, you get an automatic refund if you paid by credit card. If you paid in cash, present your ticket where you bought it to get your money back. The fest organizers do not, however, claim responsibility for any travel expenses you may have made in conjunction with his performance. Earlier: My coverage of Katt...

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Denis Leary attacks bad press over “Autism Shamautism” chapter in his new book

Denis Leary hosted his 14th annual Comics Come Home benefit on Saturday night in Boston to support the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care, and after predictably taking on lame-duck President Bush again (only this time, with a fond farewell), Leary lit into the Boston Herald for its coverage of his new book, Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid. The Herald, in attendance, filed this report this morning, claiming Leary showed mock front pages of the tabloid showcases other perceived falsehoods. “Everything that was said in the newspaper was absolutely not true,” Leary told the audience, the Herald reported. “This makes me angry, to think I’d be such a (expletive) (expletive) I’d make fun of autistic (expletive) children? (Expletive) you!” In an interview with USA Today, Leary gave a more measured response, saying that quotes from his chapter, "Autism Shamautism," were taken out of context. He told that paper: "For me, the reason for writing the chapter was because I know people who have children with autism, and I’m offended by people actually trying to seek out a low-level diagnosis for their kids because they’re too lazy to deal with their kids’ behavior." "If I was a person in the same shoes as a lot of the people who read it, I would be just as upset, because it looked like...

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