Day: April 29, 2010

Tim Minchin gets animated in song about the Pope

Tim Minchin may be a cheeky bastard at times, but he's also a very loving man and father who has neither molested children nor covered up and protected child molesters, which is more than we can say about the Catholic Church and Pope Benedict XVI. Actually, Minchin came up with just about all he could say, in very explicit (read: Not Safe For Work) language, in this song he directed to the Pope. Animated by Fraser Davidson. Roll...

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Todd Glass performs stand-up on Bonnie Hunt Show nine days after his heart attack, talks about it

One of the people I hoped to see at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland but could not see last weekend was Todd Glass, who suffered a heart attack after performing onstage at Largo last week in Los Angeles. He's OK, thanks to Jeffrey Ross and others who looked out for him when he collapsed. And even more to his credit, Glass talked about his experience with Bonnie Hunt, in an appearance which will appear on TVs around the globe today (check your listings: 2 p.m. on NBC in NYC; 3 p.m. in L.A., but earlier perhaps where you live). I cannot tell you how happy I am that he appears to be OK now. Glass also performed stand-up on Hunt's show, which looks like it aired before the panel session. He didn't hold back much on the energy, despite what he went through last week. Roll that clip...

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P. Diddy, Zac Efron tell Aziz Ansari’s story through pictures in first MTV Movie Awards promo

And so it begins. MTV has launched its ad campaign for June's MTV Movie Awards, hosted up rising comedian star Aziz Ansari, with this promo featuring Sean Puffy Puff Daddy P Diddy Combs, Zac Efron, Sarah Silverman and Kristen Bell telling the story of who Ansari is via actual pictures from his childhood. So precious, and yet not Precious. You know what I mean. Notice how the "Who is Aziz Ansari" ad campaign isn't pretending that celebrities don't know who he is? That's another sign of how far his star has risen. Roll the...

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