Day: July 16, 2014

Steve Hofstetter wins late-night Saturday trial with FOX for his stand-up showcase, “Laughs”

The first time I heard about Steve Hofstetter, he was promoting a cure for The Cable Guy? Was it Prilosec? Was it Netflix? Who knows now. The second time I heard from Hofstetter, he was in the comedy club owning business, bringing “The Laughing ___” franchise up from Atlanta to Long Island City. Now he’s hit the big-time, if not primetime, as the host and executive producer of his own late-night Saturday series on FOX, earning a 13-week summer tryout for Laughs. Premiering Aug. 2 on FOX and MyNetwork stations in 10 markets, Laughs will film intros and interstitial segments...

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“Weird Al” Yankovic’s Mandatory Fun: #8Videos8Days

For his 14th and final conventional studio album, “Mandatory Fun,” Weird Al Yankovic teamed up with fun and funny websites to produce eight music videos, and is releasing them one per day. As Yankovic told NPR’s Weekend Edition, “I wanted to really do what is ostensibly my last album with a big splash. I wanted the first week to be big; I wanted every single day of release week to be an event. I wanted a video to go viral for an entire day and have people talking about that video, and then the next day they’re talking about...

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Judge rules there’s nothing wrong with “Not that there’s anything wrong with that,” dismisses lawsuit against Fred Stoller’s memoir

Kramer vs. Kramer is an Oscar-winning film about divorce. Kramer vs. Stoller was a case of art imitating life imitating parody masquerading as reality. At any rate, case dismissed. New York State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe exonerated Fred Stoller and Skyhorse Publishing with her ruling Monday, dismissing the defamation claims of Kenny Kramer and Kramer’s Reality Tours over the use of a famous Seinfeld quote: “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.” In Stoller’s book, “Maybe We’ll Have You Back: The Life of a Perennial TV Guest Star,” he writes about his various life and career experiences — which included parts...

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