Day: August 29, 2011

Joe Mande pays attention to Gilbert Arenas on Twitter, prompting NBA star to post barbs, delete account

One way comedians can raise their profiles via social media is by taking on the rich and famous. Joe Mande has made it a habit to poke fun on Twitter at celebrities, politicians, athletes and people who are famous for being famous, exposing their hypocrisies. Today Mande took his mockery much further than 140 characters, as he decided he needed to write something about NBA star Gilbert Arenas and his many sexually explicit Twitter profile pictures. In a post on Mande’s Tumblr titled, “Can we talk about Gilbert Arenas’ twitter profile pictures?”, Mande noted that Arenas has posted and...

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Ray Romano and Mike Royce pull plug on bid to “save” Men of a Certain Age

Despite winning a Peabody Award for its outstanding quality, the dramedy that was Men of a Certain Age couldn’t earn a third season on TNT — and after putting out feelers to other networks and receiving more than 10,000 fans to a Save Men of a Certain Age Facebook petition page — creators Ray Romano and Mike Royce called it quits over the weekend. Here is the letter Royce wrote to fans of the show on behalf of himself and Romano: Hi folks, Sorry I haven’t been in touch. ¬†Unfortunately there’s been nothing to report. ¬†And at this point,...

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