Day: November 10, 2016

The Whoopi Goldberg ugly Christmas sweater collection

And Hanukkah, too! Now for something completely different, there’s a Whoopi Goldberg collection of ugly holiday sweaters. Eight of them — seven Christmas and one Hanukkah. Exclusively at Lord and Taylor. There’s a multiracial family of elves. A zip-up with a Black Santa and a White Santa face-off. An octopus holding the eight candles for Hanukkah. Dancing reindeer as if they were Radio City Rockettes. Gingerbread men. A lit-up Christmas tree. Even a sweater that looks like a Christmas tree skirt. $139 each....

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Leslie Knope’s open letter to America following the 2016 Election

What would Leslie Knope do? NOTE: This is reprinted from Yahoo!, where it originally appeared today, thanks to a former writer for NBC’s Parks and Recreation. The following is a letter from┬áLeslie Knope, who works for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Midwest Branch, in her hometown of Pawnee, Indiana. She believes that optimism defeats pessimism, and asks that if you have the means, you kindly make a donation to the ACLU, the International Rescue Committee, or the charity of your choice, to help the country and those most in need. Dear America, Amidst the confusion, and despair, and...

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Jerry Seinfeld extends Beacon Theatre “Homestand” through 2017

Not that this is a bad thing. But you couldn’t have been surprised, when Billy Joel sells out monthly concerts at Madison Square Garden, that fellow New Yorker and famous comedian Jerry Seinfeld couldn’t and wouldn’t extend his residency, aka “The Homestand” of shows at the Beacon Theatre after his 2016 run of monthly shows immediately sold out this year. So Seinfeld has added at least 12 more performances at the Beacon between January and June 2017. The 2017 dates are as follows: Thursday, January 5; Thursday, February 9; Thursday, March 16; Thursday, April 13; Thursday, May 18 and...

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Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla and Bill Simmons on the future of late-night TV, podcasting

The abrupt series finale of HBO’s Any Given Wednesday weekly talk show hosted by Bill Simmons brought with it many jokes, thanks to his guests and longtime friends Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla — who not only made fun of Simmons for waiting too long to invite them on his program, but also about how picking a Wednesday timeslot put Simmons up against much better viewing options for the first 16 weeks it was on TV. Simmons did try to sneak in some serious talk, though, with his guests about the future of broadcasting. Kimmel noted the differences between...

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Robert De Niro on playing an aging comedian in The Comedian

Robert De Niro stopped by Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, and although De Niro made a video last month vowing to punch Donald Trump in the face and hosted what turned into a somber Election Night viewing party, he also was there to promote his newest movie, The Comedian. Directed by Taylor Hackford, The Comedian stars De Niro as an aging stand-up who once was a famous insult comic with a TV series, who looks to make one last comeback to the stage. Here’s a clip from the film, plus De Niro telling Kimmel about how Jessica Kirson and Lewis...

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