Month: October 2017

Gilbert Rozon resigns as president of Just For Laughs, judge on French TV show, after renewed allegations of sexual harassment, assault

Yesterday morning, Just For Laughs president Gilbert Rozon woke up and promoted his upcoming appearance as a judge on French television’s version of America’s Got Talent: La France a un incroyable talent. 12 hours later, Rozon surrendered it all, amid widespread and renewed allegations of sexual harassment and assault. His official statement last night in both French and English: Déclaration officielle J’annonce que je quitte dès maintenant mes fonctions de Président du Groupe Juste pour rire, de Commissaire aux célébrations du 375e de Montréal ainsi qu’en tant que Vice-Président de la Chambre de Commerce du Montréal Métropolitain. Je me retire...

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Fashion Police on E! will end on Nov. 27, 2017 with unaired footage of the late Joan Rivers

Fashion Police on E! was never quite the same after the death of Joan Rivers three years ago, and frankly not even really the same to watch years before that when the writers went on strike and Rivers allowed scabs to cross the picket line. They tried filling her seat with Kathy Griffin to no avail. Then only broadcasting after major awards telecasts. Now Joan’s daughter, Melissa, is pulling the plug on the show. “Thank you to E! for having the vision to see the potential of Fashion Police which changed both the entertainment and fashion industries,” said Melissa...

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Chelsea Handler calling it quits on her Netflix talk show

After a year and a half off of TV and onto Netflix, Chelsea Handler has had enough of the talk show circuit. Handler called it quits today, although weekly episodes of Chelsea will continue on Netflix through the end of 2017. The next episode shows up Friday, so expect to hear her talk much more about her decision then. In the meantime, here’s her statement: “Like so many across the country, the past presidential election and the countless events that have unfolded since have galvanized me. From the national level down to the grassroots, it’s clear our decisions at...

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Sebastian Maniscalco announces 2018 theater tour: Stay Hungry

Sebastian Maniscalco has seen his profile and his income raise in the past year, hitting the annual Forbes magazine list of the world’s highest-paid comedians in 2017 and “Stand Up Comedian of the Year” at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival. In 2018, Maniscalco is hitting the road with a new theater tour called Stay Hungry that starts in Montreal. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday via sebastianlive.com. “The Stay Hungry tour marks the release of my book while I also venture into this new chapter of my life: being a dad. Lately, I’ve found myself reflecting on my path and all...

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Ricky Gervais Is Deadly Sirius starts weekly radio show Oct. 24, 2017

Ricky Gervais, one of the first comedians to have a hit podcast, is returning to the booth to record a new weekly show exclusively for SiriusXM. Ricky Gervais Is Deadly Sirius will premiere next Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at 11 a.m. ET. His one-hour show will air weekly on Comedy Greats channel 94, broadcast from London, New York City and anywhere else around the world Gervais may be that week. “I started out in radio, and SiriusXM made me an offer to return that I couldn’t refuse,” Gervais said. “With 32 million subscribers, editorial control, my own playlist and absolute freedom of...

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