New York Magazine Site Still Down 12 Hours After Posting Cosby Cover
Shortly after New York magazine posted a cover story Sunday evening that features on-the-record testimony and photographs of 35 of the 46 women who now claim to have been raped or sexually abused by Bill Cosby, the magazine’s website went dark, apparently the victim of a DDoS — techno speak for “distributed denial of service.” Translation: The magazine’s servers were overwhelmed by traffic as a result of malignant software engineered by a hacker.
The web attack made the… Read
‘New York Story’ Review: Colin Quinn & Jerry Seinfeld Go Easy On P.C. Plague
Colin Quinn and Jerry Seinfeld have been griping a lot lately about political correctness, fretting over some restrictive new world order of comedy in which funny folks just can’t speak their minds about race or gays or women without over-sensitive eggheads getting all riled up. Seems likely they were trying to gin up a little outrage over their latest stage collaboration, the likably grumpy Colin Quinn: The New York Story, a fast-moving comic monologue at the Cherry Lane… Read
Alex Rocco, ‘Godfather’s’ Cocky (And Doomed) Moe Greene, Dies At 79
Alex Rocco, the instantly recognizable character actor who, as casino owner Moe Greene provided The Godfather with one of its most memorable killings, died Saturday. His daughter Jennifer Rocco confirmed his passing on Facebook, attributing his death to cancer, and posted a link to Rocco’s final interview. The actor was 79.
With his streetwise Italian demeanor and a gravelly voice that could sound as much Brooklyn as his native Boston (he once described his Boston youth… Read
Jennifer Lawrence In David O. Russell’s ‘Joy’ – First Trailer
Fox has released the first trailer for David O. Russell’s Joy, reuniting his Silver Linings team of Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. The Christmas 2015 release tells the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy… Read
Daniel Craig, J.K. Rowling & Judi Dench Voice Support For “Strong” BBC
A host of big names have lent their voices to an open letter to the government calling for it to protect the integrity and independence of the BBC. Daniel Craig, J.K. Rowling, Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Fry and Richard Curtis are just some of the luminaries to offer the embattled BBC some support a day ahead of the government publishing a green paper that many expect to call for a top to bottom review of the BBC moving forward.
Here is a full copy of the letter:
Whoopi Goldberg Reverses Bill Cosby Position: “Information Kinda Points To Guilt”
The View did some damage control today, with Whoopi Goldberg pulling a 180 on the subject of Bill Cosby after getting slammed for defending the comic against dozens of rape and drugging accusations.
“I gotta say, all of the information that’s out there kinda points to ‘guilt’,” Whoopi said this morning when guest/ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams came on her show to explain this thing called “statute of limitations” in rape cases.
That’s quite a turn around for… Read
Marlo Thomas Takes Lead In Off-Broadway Comedy ‘Clever Little Lies’
Producers Joan Raffe, Jhett Tolentino, and Douglas Denoff announced today that That Girl will continue as the lead in the new off-Broadway comedy by Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis). The show was seen earlier at the George Street Playhouse in New Jersey and Guild Hall in East Hampton, Long Island. The director is George Street artistic director David Saint. It’s slated to begin previews on September 18th, with opening night on October 14. The limited engagement is… Read
Donald Trump Instagram Video Stars Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, Chris Matthews, Al Sharpton
Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, Al Sharpton, Chris Matthews, etc star in their favorite GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s new Instagram campaign ad.
“Have some fun with this,” Trump says. We are fairly sure they will.
Trevor Noah To Jerry Seinfeld: Jon Stewart Leaving ‘Daily Show’ At Just “Right” Time
“Let’s talk about when you became new host of The Daily Show,” Jerry Seinfeld says to Trevor Noah on this week's episode of Crackle’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
As Seinfeld and Jon Stewart’s replacement cruise the streets of New York in a 1985 white Ferrari 308 GTBi, Noah says, “I was, like, ‘Who’s going to get the show?’ It was crazy. Jon announcing he’s leaving the show…throws everybody off, because Jon does what no one seems to do, and that’s leave when the… Read
Donald Trump Presidential Campaign Dissected By Bill Maher And Panel
In case CNN anchor Jake Tapper didn’t have enough things to talk to guest Donald Trump about on tomorrow’s State of the Union:
Real estate mogul/reality TV Star/beauty pageant co-owner/GOP presidential candidate Trump is "the Frankenstein monster,” created by the Tea Party, who isn't going away any time soon, Bill Maher pronounced last night on his HBO late night show Real Time. “He never apologizes – he's never wrong, no matter what crazy thing he says. He's the white… Read
Patrick Macnee Dies: Star Of 1960s TV Series ‘The Avengers’ Was 93
Patrick Macnee, best known as secret agent John Steed in the 1960s TV series The Avengers, has died today of natural causes at his home in Rancho Mirage, CA. He was 93. The program, with glamorous co-stars including the leather-catsuit-wearing Diana Rigg and Honor Blackman, came to epitomize London in the Swinging ’60s. Seeking to capitalize on the success of the James Bond books and films, The Avengers showed a world of derring-do and globe-trotting capers.
With his… Read
Sarah Palin Out Again As Fox News Channel Contributor
Sarah Palin – Alaska governor, GOP VPOTUS nominee, Tina Fey doppleganger, reality TV star, best-selling author – no longer can include Fox News Channel Contributor on her resume’s list of current activities.
A Fox News rep told Deadline the network and Palin parted ways amicably, this time on June 1, as Politico first reported. But she hasn’t been seen on the air much because the network felt she did not hold the same relevance as she once did, according to an informed… Read