Day: September 22, 2015

Margaret Cho on her mother’s Korean accent, father’s lack of one, and their acceptance of her

Margaret Cho famously has impersonated her mother in her stand-up routines. In this outtake from the new PBS documentary, American Masters: The Women’s List, premiering nationwide 9 p.m. Friday, Cho describes why it has been important to voice her mother accurately, as well as how her Korean father had no such accent, and how both of her parents accepted Margaret’s bisexuality as well as her comedy. Cho is one of 15 women featured in Timothy Greenfield-Sanders documentary for PBS; the others: Madeleine Albright, Gloria Allred, Laurie Anderson, Sara Blakely, Edie Falco, Elizabeth Holmes, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Aimee Mullins,...

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Late-night TV’s male hosts of 2015 impersonate one another

For the Vanity Fair spread of fall 2015 that examines how men continue to dominate the late-night TV landscape, nine of them made fun of each other through half-hearted impersonations. Roll the clip. Stephen Colbert, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, James Corden, Larry Wilmore, Trevor Noah, John Oliver and Bill Maher took part in this, although as you could see, not all of them even made the cut for these short video promos. But at least they’re on TV, which is more than can be said for the women. Am I right, ladies? Plus, Vanity Fair made more...

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The Leno 501: Jay Leno’s all-denim automobile

Jay Leno loves denim jeans almost as much as he loves automobiles, often sporting all-denim outfits. So it was only a matter of time before Leno debuted the “Leno 501,” the first all-denim car. Even if it’s only a joke for Funny or Die. What took so long, though? “Every piece of denim on this car has been worn personally by me,” Leno said in the promotional video. His license plates? California: W38 L32 Roll the clip. Jay Leno has a new series, Jay Leno’s Garage, premiering Oct. 7, 2015, on...

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