Day: March 20, 2015

Walmart pays $10 million settlement to children of “Jimmy Mack,” killed in 2014 NJ Turnpike crash

Walmart will pay out a $10 million settlement to the children of comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair, killed when a Walmart tractor trailer crashed into the SUV limo McNair was riding in last summer with Tracy Morgan and Ardie Fuqua along the New Jersey Turnpike. The Associated Press reported the findings today from court papers. The AP reports that the settlement — filed in Westchester County, New York’s Surrogate Court — will have McNair’s surviving children, Jamel McNair, 26, and Denita McNair, 19, putting some of the $10 million toward annuities that will pay them for the rest of their...

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The Diceman cometh twice: Andrew Dice Clay earns new Showtime series in 2016 plus stand-up special in 2015

Andrew Dice Clay is having another moment. Showtime announced today it has ordered six episodes of Dice, a semi-autobiographical single-cam series that’ll film in Las Vegas later this year and air in 2016. The pay-cable network already is set to premiere his latest stand-up special, Andrew Dice Clay Presents the Blue Show, on April 25. “Love him or hate him, Dice is a true original and Dice is always funny,” said Gary Levine, Showtime’s exec VP of original programming. “After a career full of ups and downs, he’s hotter today than ever. Plus, we were looking to do a semi-autobiographical...

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Take Arsenio Hall’s word for it? Begging for Eddie Murphy to return to stand-up at The Comedy Store (ahem)

The Comedy Store’s lineup for Thursday night included a 15-minute window for a “Special Guest.” Turns out that guest may have been a very special two-fer — if you believed other websites this morning — as Arsenio Hall took the stage first, then afterward declared that Eddie Murphy — yes, the Eddie Murphy who has teased us for more than 25 years about returning to stand-up comedy, and sometimes passed on the opportunity — had followed him onstage for a few minutes. Or NOT. Sorry to get your hopes up, everybody. Take a closer look at this… Yo @Eddiemurphy...

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Where to buy those Zach Galifianakis and Bill Murray shirts, as worn by Will Ferrell and Jimmy Kimmel’s family

Bill Murray and Will Ferrell are two funny men too funny for Twitter — and don’t you dare support those joke thieves who continue to cybersquat on their Twitter presences, because they’re frauds. Suffice it to say, you won’t see Murray or Ferrell promoting their fashion senses on Twitter. But you couldn’t help but stare in amazement at their faces and those of Zach Galifianakis that adorned shirts as both Murray and Ferrell appeared on late-night TV Thursday night. Will Ferrell didn’t even make reference to the shirt he sported with Galifanakis and his many faces and onscreen roles...

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