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How about a trip down the memory lane of comedy? TV Land is airing The Best of the American Comedy Awards on Saturday, April 2nd, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Love Lucy? The special will include a retrospective on the legendary star, Lucille Ball, as well as iconic comedy veterans Mel Brooks, George Burns, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, Chris Rock, Robin Williams and more.
Past award shows from 1987-2001 will highlights the best and funniest acceptance speeches, plus sketches and unforgettable musical numbers from The American Comedy Awards, which honored the entertainment industry’s comedic talents in television and film.
Founded and executive produced by Emmy® Award-winning executive producer George Schlatter (Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In), The American Comedy Awards originally aired on ABC and honored the contributions and achievements of comedic actors and performers.
The Best of The American Comedy Awards features iconic and revered performers like George Carlin, Jim Carrey, Tim Conway, Billy Crystal, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine, Don Rickles, Ray Romano, Jerry Seinfeld, Red Skelton, Jonathan Winters, as well as TV Land’s current hot commodity, Emmy® and SAG® Award winner Betty White, who stars on the network’s original sitcom, Hot in Cleveland.
A who’s who of horror and suspense will be on hand at a fundraiser for relief efforts in Japan at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, California, April 7th, beginning at 7:00 p.m. PDT.
Fans can come to the event, make a donation for an autographed photo of the celebs – or even take a pic with them on the red carpet.
Here’s who is scheduled for the fundraiser so far:
Lance Henriksen (Alien series, The Witches of Oz, Gemini Rising)
James Duval (Donnie Darko, Gone in 60 Seconds, Spreading Darkness)
Stephen Kramer Glickman (The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It)
Sean Hood (Conan the Barbarian 2011, Hercules 2011)
Daniel Knauf (Spartacus Blood & Sand, Carnivàle)
Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Spreading Darkness)
John Savage (The Godfather III, Deer Hunter, Spreading Darkness)
Bonnie Aarons (The Fighter, Drag Me to Hell, Playboy Centerfold)
Rileah Vanderbilt – schedule permitting (Hatchet 2, Frozen, Sexy Nightmare Slayers)
The fundraiser was organized and hosted by Tara Cardinal (voted top 100 Sexiest Women in TV and Film, 2010 (Monster Island News) – and is sponsored by FanGirlTastic.com, Dark Delicacies and Bleed Fest Film Festival.
If you’ve never been to Dark Delicacies it’s worth checking out. It’s a quirky store filled with cool items in the horror, sci-fi and suspense genres as well as signed books from notable authors. Besides, it’s all for a worthy cause.
Not in L.A.? You can still contribute. Check out Tara Cardinal’s facebook page for information: http://on.fb.me/em8UpV.
Howie Mandel (L) and choreographers Tabitha (C) and Napoleon (R) surprise unsuspecting participants in the new unscripted special MOBBED on FOX. ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Eric Vlasic/FOX
So, if you’re going to have gobs of people creating a spontaneous musical number, it just makes sense to have a couple of great choreographers to pull it off.
That’s where Napoleon and Tabitha D’Umo come in. The pair has been wowing crowds with their street-smart numbers on So You Think You Can Dance, and on American Idol – and now they are working with the groups on Mobbed.
Napoleon says that Mobbed takes that Internet concept and puts a larger-than-life spin on it.
“It celebrates the spectacle that was such a hit on the Internet of the flash mob,” he points out. “It’s a different approach to it, taking intimate, secret or something they want to tell – that you would normally tell in a private way – and now exposing it in the most public way, utilizing a giant production in almost a musical style to tell this message.”
As the choreographers, the pair had huge challenges just pulling the surprise off.
“We’re taking 1,000 people and a lot of them are non-professional dancers and logistically, just getting 1,000 people in to learn the same routine is a really difficult task,” he says. “Getting them into a space where somebody is being punked and for them not being able to see them and notice that there is an extra 1,000 people around getting ready to do a giant performance was tough.”
It’s a good time to be a choreographer, the couple tells HollywoodOutbreak.com.
“It’s the best time of our lives, I have to say. We’re so blessed,” Tabitha gushes. “It really is because of all these dance television shows. I think America actually understands what a choreographer does. It’s so helpful because now my parents really understand what my job even is because before that they were like, ‘You’re going to what?’ ” she laughs.
Mobbed, the new reality series based on the Internet sensation of flash mobs breaking into live performance, debuts tonight on FOX (9:00 p.m. ET/PT).
Arnold Schwarzenegger is coming to the little screen with a cartoon series allegedly called The Governator.
The story will be something about an extraordinary-ordinary man masquerading as a mild-mannered family guy.
Stan Lee is reportedly associated with the project,
On the cover of the Rolling Stone - Rihanna
The new issue of Rolling Stone features a deep interview with Rihanna in which she talks about her difficult upbringing, the endless rumors about her relationships and why she agreed to let a judge ease the restraining order against Chris Brown. “That’s my decision,” she says. “It doesn’t mean we’re gonna make up, or even talk again. It just means I didn’t want to object to the judge.”
“We don’t have to talk ever again in my life,” she says. “I just didn’t want to make it more difficult for him professionally. What he did was a personal thing – it had nothing to do with his career. Saying he has to be a hundred feet away from me, he can’t perform at awards shows – that definitely made it difficult for him.”
“I put my guard up so hard. I didn’t want people to see me cry,” Rihanna says regarding the aftermath of the Brown incident. “I didn’t want people to feel bad for me. It was a very vulnerable time in my life, and I refused to let that be the image. I wanted them to see me as, ‘I’m fine, I’m tough.’ I put that up until it felt real.”
On S&M being semi-autobiographical, Rihanna says, “Being submissive in the bedroom is really fun. You get to be a little lady, to have somebody be macho and in charge of your s**t. That’s fun to me…I like to be spanked.”
On sexting, Rihanna tells Rolling Stone, “When you’re not with the person you want to be intimate with, a picture is the next best thing. Well, Skype is safer. But a picture lasts a long time. When you’re alone, and those horny moments come up, pictures can be very handy.”
The Rolling Stone issue hits newsstands this Friday.