Netflix launches comedy channel on SiriusXM
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is launching its first audio venture that will feature the video streaming service's comedy programming on SiriusXM.
The companies on Wednesday announced "Netflix Is...
‘Ralph’ repeats as No. 1, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ flops in China
NEW YORK (AP) — On a typically sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend in movie theaters, leftovers led the box office and Disney's "Ralph Breaks the Internet" repeated as No. 1 with $25.8 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Silverman, Gadot, Reilly bring ‘Ralph’ to London
‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ ‘Creed’ fuel record holiday box office
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movie sequels are having their own Thanksgiving feast at the box office and fueling record industry-wide grosses for the long weekend.
"Ralph Breaks the Internet" and "Creed II" took the top two spots on the North American charts, beat the openings for the original films and helped the five-day Thanksgiving box office totals cross the $300 million mark for the first time ever.
Review: Game not over in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’
In a battle between the internet and John C. Reilly, who among us wouldn't root for the latter? Leave us IMDb.com and a few podcasts, John, but by all means, go smashy-smashy with the rest.
‘Ralph’ sequel packs a punch with strong female characters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Ralph Breaks the Internet" may star an arcade bad guy with powerful hammer-like fists, but the animated sequel is also packing a punch with strong female characters.
Sarah Silverman, who returns as the voice of Vanellope von Schweetz, credits Disney for including more impactful female roles in the new film, which comes out Wednesday. Her character is one of the leading ladies, along with new cast members Gal Gadot's Shank and Taraji P. Henson, who plays Yesss.
Sarah Silverman gets a Walk of Fame star
Wreck-It Ralph Breaks the Internet
The Latest: Emmy party hugs for Hader, congrats for couple
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 70th prime-time Emmy Awards being presented Monday at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles (all times local):
"Nashville" actress Connie Britton sipped champagne and gave newly-minted Emmy winner Bill Hader a hug as celebrities celebrated under the stars at the Governors Ball.
Kristen Bell, Sarah Silverman, others address their younger self
Chelsea Handler was intimidated by Sarah Silverman before they met.
The 43-year-old actress and comedian posted a sweet tribute to her "sister" Sarah Silverman on Instagram reveling the story behind how they became friends, but revealed she was initially "intimidated" by the 44-year-old actress but now after years of being close friends, Chelsea credits Sarah to making her a better person.
Return of ‘Roseanne’ and premiere of ‘The Terror’ among top TV viewing choices (videos)
Return of 'Roseanne' and premiere of 'The Terror' among top TV viewing choices (videos)
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The week's top viewing choices include the return of "Roseanne" on ABC, a frighteningly good terror tale on AMC and a fascinating look at a comedy genius on HBO:
Actresses urge New York Gov. Cuomo to raise tipped wage
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sixteen actresses, including Jane Fonda, Sarah Jessica Parker, Reese Witherspoon and Natalie Portman, are urging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to raise the wage paid to tipped workers.
The women signed onto a letter to the Democratic governor as his administration examines whether to eliminate the subminimum wage paid to restaurant servers and other workers who make tips.
Fred Rogers, America’s favorite neighbor, celebrated in 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — It's been 50 years since Fred Rogers first appeared on TV screens, a gentle and avuncular man who warbled "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" as he changed into a cardigan and sneakers.
The low-key, low-tech "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" presented Rogers as one adult in a busy world who always had time to listen to children. That legacy burns for many in these turbulent times.
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Brie, Glenn Close among presenters at Writers Guild Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glenn Close, Alison Brie, Patrick Stewart and Terry Crews will be among the presenters at the Writers Guild Awards next month.
The guild announced that Bob Odenkirk, Minnie Driver, Sarah Silverman and Dylan McDermott will also present at the bi-coastal awards show on Feb. 11.
Patton Oswalt will host the ceremony, which will present writer-director James L. Brooks with its Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement.
At Grammys, Dave Chappelle leads a comic interlude
NEW YORK (AP) — The 60th Grammy Awards primetime broadcast featured no awards handed out for rock or R&B, but comedy — and Dave Chappelle — got the spotlight on music's biggest night.
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Sarah Silverman seeks common ground, giggles in Hulu series
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Sarah Silverman's new Hulu series boasts intriguing contradictions, just like the comedian.
She's a winsome charmer yet fearlessly blunt on stage. "I Love You, America" sets the lofty goal of trying to help an at-odds nation find common ground while gleefully indulging in fart gags. That such humor may help bridge the divide is the method to the show's madness, although Silverman downplays its likely influence.
Comedian Sarah Silverman to hit road in Hulu series
TUNING UP: Manchester, N.H.’s own Sarah Silverman is not one to sugarcoat things. So when the comedian came up with a premiere song for her Hulu series, “I Love You America,” which debuts Thursday, she got real. The tune starts: “I love you, America/from sea to shining sea/from the East Coast to the West/and whatever’s in between,” goes on to list various ethnicities covered by her love umbrella, and checks her own white privilege. Silverman wraps up with a rant against her fellow countrymen who accuse her of being part of the Hollywood elite. “And then you call me Hollywood elite? Dude, I’m from (expletive) New Hampshire.” In her new series, Silverman will travel around the country for field pieces, including interviews with average Americans. She told The Hollywood Reporter, “What is really important is that it will be funny and silly and aggressively dumb, which is my favorite kind of comedy.”
Rickles’ series featuring celeb interviews to debut online
NEW YORK (AP) — A digital series starring late comedy legend Don Rickles will debut online Monday.
The 13-episode show "Dinner with Don ," produced by AARP Studios, features Rickles interviewing celebrities such as Jimmy Kimmel, Snoop Dogg , Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese at his favorite restaurants in Hollywood.
Sarah Silverman has remembered her late mother in an emotional tribute.
The 46-year-old actress tragically lost her mother, Beth Ann O'Hara, two years ago when she passed away at the age of 73, and to mark the anniversary of her death, Sarah shared a touching tribute on Instagram.
Sarah Silverman wears "air traffic control headphones" to bed every night to drown out Michael Sheen's snoring.
The 46-year-old actress admits she has had to resort to drastic measures to avoid having sleepless nights due to her Hollywood star boyfriend's heavy breathing, but doesn't mind too much because she "loves" him.
Kate Beckinsale's daughter has a "crush" on Jimmy Kimmel.
The 44-year-old actress has revealed her 18-year-old daughter Lily - who she has with her former partner Michael Sheen - has a soft spot for the American television presenter, which the brunette beauty thinks makes for a "tricky situation" because Michael is dating Jimmy's ex girlfriend Sarah Silverman.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Carol Burnett is counting on the honesty of children to bring laughs to a new Netflix series.
The comedian will debut a half-hour unscripted comedy called "A Little Help with Carol Burnett" in 2018. In each episode, both celebrities and everyday people appeal to a panel of kids ranging in ages from 4 to 8 for advice about their problems.
The show will be taped in front of a live audience.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Sarah Silverman is out to show that Americans can bridge even their deepest differences and enjoy a laugh as well.
Speaking to a TV critics' meeting Thursday, Silverman said that's the goal for her fall Hulu series, "I Love You, America."
Disney princesses’ onstage tomfoolery
Sarah Silverman remembers her mentor Garry Shandling
Television is a unique showcase for comedy of all kinds.
You have the typical sitcom, where laughs are meticulously planned out and expected – sometimes even helped along by a laugh track or a studio audience, coaxed to react at the right spots.
Sarah Silverman had lots to say about President Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns at a recent rally in New York City. So, you can bet the outspoken comic will share plenty more on that topic when she brings her stand-up show to Foxwoods Resort Casino.
The two-time Emmy winner will be at the Grand Theater on Saturday, April 29. Aside from her colorful comedy work, Silverman has distinguished herself as an actress and writer, as well as an executive producer.
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
NEW YORK (AP) — He was only kidding.
Really. Don Rickles loved everybody: black or white, gay or straight, fat or thin.
But don't get him started on his wife, or the time she dove into their swimming pool while wearing all her jewelry.
For more than half a century, the hollering, bald-headed "Mr. Warmth" let everyone have it. Insults rained on the meek and the mighty, from unsuspecting fans to such fellow celebrities as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Johnny Carson.
Reaction to the death of comedy legend Don Rickles:
"He was the love of my life. Don Rickles is funnier right now in death than most comics are in life." — Chris Rock via Twitter.
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Rickles, the big-mouthed, bald-headed comedian whose verbal assaults endeared him to audiences and peers and made him the acknowledged grandmaster of insult comedy, died Thursday. He was 90.
Rickles, who would have been 91 on May 8, suffered kidney failure and died Thursday morning at his home, said Paul Shefrin, his longtime publicist and friend.
United Airlines: Customers ‘welcome’ to wear leggings
DENVER (AP) — United Airlines says regular-paying flyers are welcome to wear leggings aboard its flights, even though two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because of their attire.
Comedy Central to laugh it up with a 3-day festival in June
NEW YORK (AP) — No joke! Comedy Central is leaping off the screen this summer with a comedy cavalcade in the heart of San Francisco.
Dubbed the Colossal Clusterfest, this three-day event will team Comedy Central with Superfly, the company known for staging such live shindigs as Bonnaroo and Outside Lands.
Milo Yiannopoulos, Larry Wilmore go head-to-head on ‘Maher’
NEW YORK (AP) — While conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos insulted comics Lena Dunham, Leslie Jones, Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman, his appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" was relatively tame — at least until the television cameras were turned off.
It was later, during an online-only "Overtime" segment of Maher's Friday night show, that two of Maher's three panelists hurled expletives at the Breitbart News senior editor.
Donald Trump has more in common with Lady Gaga than the new president might be willing to admit.
The Donald and the diva have both been “Baba Booey bombed,” along with Trump’s golf buddy Tiger Woods.
For the unfamiliar, Baba Booey is the cartoon-sounding moniker of longtime Howard Stern sidekick and executive show producer Gary Dell’Abate, a registered Greenwich Democrat.
Comedian Sarah Silverman, Walker get active in Senate race
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Comedian Sarah Silverman called Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold a "progressive rockstar" in a fundraising plea Wednesday, while Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker planned to hit the campaign trail to help incumbent Republican Sen. Ron Johnson.
PHILADELPHIA — On Tuesday, we made history. Hillary Clinton became the first female nominee of a major political party. I have a lot of thoughts, but the word that immediately comes to mind is: finally.
We have had no shortage of empowering female speakers over the last couple of days:
• Elizabeth Warren acted as an effective political attacker of Donald Trump.
• Sarah Silverman did her best to bring together the party in a lighthearted way.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comedian Sarah Silverman didn't mince words in her message to die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters at the Democratic convention: "Can I just say to the Bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous."
Silverman was one of a number of prominent entertainers who backed Sanders in the Democratic primary against Hillary Clinton. But she told the crowd in Philadelphia — and a national television audience — that she plans to vote for...
Comic Sarah Silverman joined Sen. Al Franken Monday night to urge Democratic National Convention delegates to unite — then stirred up Bernie Sanders die-hards with some choice words: "To the Bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous."
As a Sanders supporter herself, Silverman said she would now vote for Hillary Clinton "with gusto" as she continues to be "inspired and moved to action by the ideals set forth by Bernie, who will never stop fighting for us."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Sarah Silverman says she's "insanely lucky to be alive" after undergoing surgery and spending a week in the intensive care unit due to what she calls "a freak case of epiglottitis."
Epiglottitis is a swelling of the cartilage lid that covers the windpipe. The condition can block the flow of air into lungs and is potentially life threatening.