Month: November 2014

Reopening Old Wounds: Changing the Public Perception of the Private Bill Cosby

Imagine you’re Bill Cosby. You broke color lines, through racism to the most mainstream of success, consecutive Emmys and Grammys in the 1960s, starring in I-Spy and releasing hit stand-up album after hit stand-up album. You built a reputation of being the ultimate father figure, first with an animated classic built on a kid named Fat Albert and friends with names like Mushmouth and Dumb Donald and Weird Harold. When that ended, you reached even greater heights as America’s Dad as Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show. All of those years, you were flying young models and starlets across...

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Owning a piece of Hollywood history: Unclaimed auction items up for private bidding?

This week, a grand Hollwyood memorabilia auction saw the original Cowardly Lion costume from The Wizard from Oz, as well as the piano Sam plays it again on in Casablanca go for more than $3 million each. Bonham New York’s TCM Presents…There’s No Place Like Hollywood auction sold almost 90% of its lots for total bids that rang up $9.1 million in sales. That means more than 10 percent of the auction remains up for private bidding or possible sales, though, making for a most unique Black Friday, Cyber Monday or any other holiday shopping opportunity for a comedy aficionado. You’re...

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Drew Carey, The Talk ladies, nine other men to guest host special editions of The Late Late Show on CBS January-March 2015

CBS has figured out its guest-hosting plans for The Late Late Show for the first two months and one week in 2015, before James Corden officially takes the reins on Monday, March 9, 2015. Drew Carey — The Price is Right host for CBS who traded jobs with retiring host Craig Ferguson earlier this year for an April Fool’s stunt — will kick things off the week of Jan. 5-9, 2015, and also end the guest-hosting rotation the week of March 2-6. The second week of the rotation will feature the women of CBS daytime talker, The Talk, with...

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Erin Foley on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

This is a great time of year for feasting, which means it’s also prime time for thinking about your physical fitness. Have you tried CrossFit yet? In her stand-up performance on Monday’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Erin Foley describes what it’s like being sold on CrossFit by a friend. But really, what is the deal behind a lot of these fitness fads? Spinning? SoulCycle? Foley has her own ideas, too. Roll the clip! Foley’s routine begins at the 34-minute mark of the full video. If you want more where that came from, check out her CD, “Lady...

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My Pod Week: Week ending 11/23/14

Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn’t just a podcast producer and engineer; he’s also an avid fan of the form. “My Pod Week” recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! I WAS THERE TOO (Aliens with Ricco Ross) 1986 was a great year for movies. Top Gun, The Fly, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Crocodile Dundee, Pretty In Pink, Back To School, and Howard The Duck (my mom made us leave the theater at the first sight of duck tits and I’m still bitter about it). Sci-Fi heavyweights...

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