Day: March 23, 2016

Kevin Hart to pen memoir, “From the Hart

If Kevin Hart can earn $2 million just to type 140 characters into Twitter, then what could he pull in for writing 140 pages about himself? No terms disclosed, but 37 Ink — an imprint of Atria Publishing Group — announced Tuesday that it had acquired the rights to Hart’s forthcoming memoir, to be titled, “From the Hart.” “My kids know I’m a big deal. They’re very aware. I let them know every day, I say, ‘Look, daddy’s a big deal,’” Hart said in a statement accompanying the announcement. “Now I’ll have a book out to prove it.” The...

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Fred Armisen: How to fake being a drummer

When Fred Armisen isn’t remaking Portland into Portlandia with Carrie Brownstein for IFC (their sixth-season finale airs Thursday), he’s playing drums for Late Night with Seth Meyers. Or is he? As Armisen explains in this video for The New York Times T Mag, it’s easy to fake being a drummer. Roll the...

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David Letterman is turning into Santa Claus

What a difference 10 months of retirement makes! TMZ snapped up the above photo of David Letterman — bald on top, bearded and flowing from the chin — jogging on March 22, 2016, on St. Bart’s. I like to think Letterman inherited “the Santa Clause” to become Santa Claus upon his retirement from late-night TV. OK, a skinny, in-shape Santa! How do you imagine the comedian and TV host’s new role as he prepares to turn 69 in April? Here’s a look back at the evolution of the Letterman beard and hairdo over the past 10 months… May 20,...

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Showtime will stream all of “Dice” season one at once online, On Demand

Showtime will roll the Dice with the first season of Andrew Dice Clay’s semi-autobiographical comedy series, streaming all six half-hours at once for on-demand viewing on April 10. It’s the first series to receive the binge-worthy release from Showtime, and at only six episodes, that’s a three-hour viewing session you can likely take care of in one sitting. “We’re excited to release Dice in its entirety across our streaming, on demand and authenticated viewing platforms,” said Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. “With its six-episode run, we feel this comedy is ideally suited to being consumed all at once....

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