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Michael Keaton from ‘Batman’ to ‘Birdman’: Recovering Sitcom Actor or Future Oscar Winner?
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Growing up, one of the great thrills of Oscar watching came during moments when lowly sitcom stars and comedians received awards attention. It felt like a validation of the things I watched with my friends, an acknowledgement that these performers – whether it was Bill Murray, or former “Fresh Prince” Will Smith – were just as worthy, and capable of the sorts of pathos, as traditional dramatic actors. More

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More than 86,000 People Applied to be ‘Game of Thrones’ Extras
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When “Game of Thrones” producers put out an audition notice seeking 600 extras for a climactic battle scene to be filmed in Spain, they expected a big response. But even they couldn’t have counted on over 86,000 people applying.
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Why Leslie Jones is the New Hire ‘SNL’ Desperately Needed
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Late yesterday “Saturday Night Live” announced it had hired comedian Leslie Jones as a featured player, starting with this weekend’s show hosted by Jim Carrey. Jones, who was hired as a writer in early 2014 after losing out on a cast spot to current featured player Sasheer Zamata, has made several appearances on the show already, the first of which — a Weekend Update appearance discussing slavery and body image for contemporary black women – engendered quite a bit of controversy. But it’s that controversial edge that makes Jones such a great hire for “SNL.”
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Woo Hoo! ‘Simpsons World’ App Launches With Every Episode Tomorrow
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Two months after the phenomenal success of FXX’s “Every Simpsons Ever” marathon, FX announced the long-planned Simpsons World app and website, featuring every episode, curated playlists and a high-level search function that lets users search by character, actor, and (eventually) line from among 3,000 clips.
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Boston Bro Dane Cook Dishes On How Many College Groupies He’s Had Sex With
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Arlington native Dane Cook, the biggest comedy superstar of the MySpace era, isn’t exactly relevant anymore. Maybe that’s why he felt comfortable being so candid with Bravo’s Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live” on how many college groupies he’s banged, how stupid Jessica Simpson is, and Kate Hudson’s biggest flaw — her bad breath. Or maybe he’s just a jerk.
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Watch This Supercut of Jimmy Fallon Saying ‘Fun’ Approximately 85 Million Times
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“The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” prides itself on doing things differently than your average talk show. Beer pong, sing-alongs, dance-offs — if it’s FUN, Jimmy’s doing it. That’s why it’s not surprising that there’s a supercut of Fallon saying “fun” over and over and over and over and– you get the point.
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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Offends Real Life, Non-Violent Clowns
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It is unclear when the shift in the way we look at clowns occurred exactly. At one point, they were considered fun, friendly, non-threatening beings. Somewhere along the lines, probably due to clowns like Stephen King’s “Itor John Wayne Gacy’s real life killings, people started to associate the circus characters with death and danger. I understand that blood-filled balloons and razor sharp teeth aren’t exactly standard in a clown’s tool kit, but those images are just scarring enough that the public can’t forget them. Or stop make disturbing gifs out of them. More