Louis C.K. is more than just a great comedian as he showed just the other day on Jeopardy! He and 14 other writers entered the arena that is Jeopardy! and attempted to win $50,000 for the charity of their choice.
Wednesday night we saw Louis C.K. play and boy did he impress. He beat some stiff competition as impressive finalists included Al Franken, Jonathan Capehart, and Anderson Cooper.
Louis C.K. donated to the Fistula Foundation with his $50,000 winnings, but that’s not the first time he’s given to them. He has donated large sums of money to them in the past and has encouraged others to as well via social media.
What an impressive showing by the comedian. If you missed it then you missed Louis C.K. showing off more than his humor. You can watch him here.
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Morley Safer, 60 Minutes Original Passes
Posted on May 19, 2016, 6:14 pm
Morley Safer, one of the industries’ leading voices of investigative journalism, has died at the age of 84. 60 Minutes, the CBS stalwart news programs for nearly 50 years, celebrated Morley’s life and journalistic accomplishments in a length piece just last week, as Morley announced his retirement.
All of the original 60 Minutes contributors are now gone as Harry Reasoner, Mike Wallace, Dan Rather and Ed Bradley, along with producer Don Hewitt, have either died or retired from the news program. Morley didn’t mind getting his hands dirty to get the story, often times traveling to war raved counties to deliver a first-hand report of the battle. As an author, ‘Flashbacks: On Returning to Vietnam’ written by Morley in the early 90s is still considered the quintessential memoir of the Vietnam War.
Morley Safer was born in Toronto in 1931, growing up a newspaper man in the early 50s, joining CBS in its London offices in the mid-60s as a correspondent, joining a new investigative show called 60 Minutes in 1965.
Morley Safer is survived by his wife of many years Jane, and daughter Sarah also a journalist.
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Latest Ghostbuster Causes Major Shakeup
Posted on May 19, 2016, 1:10 am
This year the Ghostbusters reboot trailer came out and really shook things up. Everyone knows the movie from years past, but this new version is much different than you’d expect. It is an all girls cast and while it should be one to watch, many are already hating it.
Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy, and Leslie Jones lead the way for this movie, but some people don’t care that the cast has had plenty of success in the past.
Recently, the trailer has been named the most-disliked movie trailer in YouTube history with it’s over 800,000 dislikes. The director for this movie is Paul Feig and he has said that the comments and quotes from people in the comments section for the trailer is some of the “most vile, misogynistic sh*t I’ve ever seen in my life.”
Movies Opening This Weekend – May 20th – 2016 [videos]
Posted on May 18, 2016, 1:10 am
Hollywood brings its best to the silver screen this weekend with star power and stirring documentaries. Zac Efron reunites with his former neighborhood family to take down a sorority, Angry Birds the world’s most popular smart phone game comes to life, and the tragic fall of a New York politician will entertain and amaze movie growers.
Our pick of the weekend is ‘Nice Guys;’ starring Ryan Gosling, Matt Bomer, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger; a comedic story line directed by the man who brought you ‘Ironman 3.’
If you’re a fan of the political world then ‘Weiner’ is the documentary for you. New York Congressman Anthony Weiner had it all, a beautiful wife, charming life, and hopeful mayoral campaign. That world would come tumbling down with tawdry texts, lies, and self-inflicted destruction. You will love this real life tragedy presented in a fast paced film. [watch trailer]
Ma ma (2015)
(R) 111 min – Drama
Director: Julio Medem
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Luis Tosar, Asier Etxeandia, Teo Planell
Perhaps the best foreign film this year is one that stars Penélope Cruz, a woman who turns her personal tragedy into a suspenseful journey that swallows her family and friends. [watch trailer
Holy Hell (2016)
(NR) 100 min – Documentary
Director: William Francesco Allen
Stars: Amy Allen, Cristala Allen, Gina Allen, William Francesco Allen
This documentary brings fear, deception, suspicion and truth to reality as it chronicles the real life story of a Hollywood cult in the 80s that will remind you of David Koresh and the Peoples Temple Jim Jones. [watch trailer
The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
(PG) 97 min – Animation
Directors: Clay Kaytis | Fergal Reilly
Stars: Peter Dinklage, Jason Sudeikis, Kate McKinnon, Keegan-Michael Key
The world’s best smart phone game comes to the silver screen in ‘The Angry Birds Movie.’ The whole family will love this fantasy film starring Jason Sudeikis. [watch trailer]
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
(R) 92 min – Comedy
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Selena Gomez
Whatever did become of those pesky neighbors? The plot thickens when a sorority buys the home next door to our favorite neighbors, and only the family’s arch enemy Zac Efron and his fraternity can save the day. [watch trailer]
The Nice Guys (2016)
(R) 116 min – Comedy
Director: Shane Black
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Matt Bomer, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger
From the director of ‘Ironman 3′ comes the comedic offerings of Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in a classic Hollywood film that uncovers the backstory of the apparent suicide of a 70s porn star and the clumsy search for a missing teenager. This film is our pick of the week. [watch trailer]
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Keeping You Up To Date with Hollywood Headlines
Posted on May 17, 2016, 1:10 am
Here are your trending Hollywood headlines…
Toni Tennille (“Love Will Keep Us Together,” 70s Captain and Tennille duo) has released her memoir “Toni Tennille: A Memoir” with some real Hollywood buzz. Toni is now 75, with some juicy stories to tell including singing backup for early rock groups, her struggle with her ex-husband’s addictions, and hosting her own TV show. The memoir was written with her niece Caroline.
Morley Safer is leaving the news TV show ’60 Minutes,’ and the producers paid homage to Morley in last Sunday’s program. Morley has been with the legendary news show for 46 of its 48 years on air.
The big box office wins this past weekend were ‘Captain America: Civil War’ with $72.5 million in returns, followed by ‘The jungle Book,’ ‘Money Monster,’ ‘The Darkness,’ ‘Mother’s Day,’ and ‘Zootopia.’
Birthdays this week include Janet Jackson, Megan Fox, Bob Saget, Derek Hough, Tina Fey, Rachel Platten, Cher, Mr. T and Brandi.