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Amy Schumer Is Getting Kicked Out of Barbieland

While starring as Barbie in the upcoming 'Barbie' film

(Newser) - What's the bigger surprise: Amy Schumer playing Barbie in the Barbie movie or said Barbie movie being rated PG? Regardless, EW reports the comedian is in talks to star in the live-action film that Mattel and Sony have been working on since 2014. "Schumer’s growing stature as... More »

20K People Just Trolled Mike Pence

They donated to Planned Parenthood in his name

(Newser) - Donald Trump has many fearing for the future of women's reproductive freedom, but last week's election outcome wasn't all bad for Planned Parenthood. The organization has seen an "unprecedented outpouring (of) support" in the days since in the form of 160,000 donations, including 20,000... More »

Amy Schumer Has Harsh Words for Those Vowing to Move to Canada

'Just as disgusting as anyone who voted for this racist'

(Newser) - Apparently when Amy Schumer saying she's going to leave the country if Donald Trump is elected president was a joke, but other people saying the same thing is a serious matter. The comedian went on a rant against such people Wednesday on Instagram , first clarifying that she said she... More »

Amy Schumer: Here's Why You Shouldn't Be Mad About My 'Formation'

She reacts to the controversy on 'Medium'

(Newser) - Amy Schumer is taking heat for making a "parody" video of Beyonce's "Formation," a song and music video that were seen as " a celebration of all things black ." Critics of Schumer's version said she was guilty of cultural appropriation and was making light... More »

Here's What Amy Schumer Had to Say to the Walk-Outs

'How could I think it was OK to spend five minutes having a peaceful conversation with someone with different views?'

(Newser) - Amy Schumer has something to say to the 200 audience members who walked out of her Tampa, Fla., show Sunday night after she started dissing Donald Trump, People reports. "Dearest Tampa, I’m sorry you didn’t want me, a comedian who talks about what she believes in, to... More »

200 People Storm Out of Schumer Show

Over what else these days—Donald Trump

(Newser) - Some folks who went for the comedy, not the politics—which is often fair game in comedy, especially during an election year—didn't take too kindly to Amy Schumer's remarks about Donald Trump during a Sunday show at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. Per the Tampa Bay Times ... More »

The Most Dangerous Celebs to Search For

Amy Schumer tops the list, but Justin Bieber could get you in trouble

(Newser) - If Googling Justin Bieber seems like a bad idea, you're not wrong. A study by Intel Security finds that the Biebs is one of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online. The list also includes Miley Cyrus, Will Smith, and Rihanna—but the most dangerous is Amy Schumer.... More »

Amy Schumer Breaks a New Glass Ceiling

Becomes first female to make it onto the highest-paid comedians list

(Newser) - For the first time, a woman has made it onto Forbes' list of the highest-paid comedians in the world. And Amy Schumer isn't just on the list, she's in the fourth spot. At Forbes , Madeline Berg looks at how Schumer pulled off the huge accomplishment. She made $17... More »

Amy Schumer Gets Sexist Heckler Tossed

'Show us your t---' didn't go over well with her

(Newser) - Don't mess with Amy Schumer. In the middle of the comedian's set in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, a man in the audience interrupted her to yell, "Show us your t---!" Schumer asked the audience to point him out, then grilled him about his job before telling him,... More »

Trolls Target Amy Schumer's New Book

They're leaving fake one-star reviews on Amazon

(Newser) - Amy Schumer's new collection of essays, titled The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, currently sits at the No. 2 spot on Amazon's bestsellers list, with Heidi Stevens at the Chicago Tribune describing it as "a brave, vulnerable tale" that's also "hilarious." Its Amazon... More »

Amy Schumer Reveals She Was Raped

But lots of media outlets aren't calling it that

(Newser) - In a new cover interview with Marie Claire , Amy Schumer reveals that she was raped when she was younger. "My first sexual experience was not a good one," she says. "I didn't think about it until I started reading my journal again. When it happened, I... More »

Guy in Greenville Ruins It for All Amy Schumer Fans

Schumer put fan on blast on Instagram; he disputes account

(Newser) - Amy Schumer told her fans on Saturday, "I will not take picture[s] with people anymore," and though she's since softened her stance a bit, she wants fans to understand that consent matters. She says it all started when a man in Greenville, South Carolina, ran up to... More »

Amy Schumer 'Not Cool' Being Included in Plus-Size Mag

She's a size 6-8, thinks that gives young girls the wrong impression

(Newser) - Glamour magazine featured Amy Schumer in a special edition of its magazine under the title, "Women Who Inspire Us." And Schumer isn't pleased. The issue is that the "Chic at Any Size" edition was "aimed at women size 12 and up" and also featured plus-size... More »

Amy Schumer Spoofs Hamilton With 'Betsy Ross'

Lin-Manuel Miranda guest stars in new skit

(Newser) - Amy Schumer's sister, who also happens to be a producer on Inside Amy Schumer, is a huge fan of Hamilton ... so, of course, Schumer has a new skit out in which she writes her own "hip-hopera," Betsy Ross. Hamiilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda guest stars in the spot,... More »

Amy Schumer Left Big-Time Tip for Hamilton Bartenders

That'd be a $1K tip on a $77 tab

(Newser) - Amy Schumer took in a Broadway play and bought a few drinks Saturday night—and she left an ample tip to thank the bartenders for a fun night out. The comedian placed a $1,000 gratuity on top of her $77 bar bill at a showing of Hamilton, leaving the... More »

Amy Schumer Joke-Stealing Controversy Gets Weird

One of the comedians backtracks, sort of

(Newser) - Earlier this week, a Twitter discussion between three comedians accused Amy Schumer of stealing jokes. Wendy Liebman, Kathleen Madigan, and Tammy Pescatelli all took part, per Refinery 29 , though Pescatelli seemed to be the most vocal and many of the tweets were ultimately deleted. Schumer responded on Twitter Wednesday: "... More »

JLaw and BFF 'ASchu' Totally Know Everyone Thinks They're Cool

They totally know everyone wants to hang out with them

(Newser) - On the heels of her red-carpet confession earlier in the evening that her private parts were itchy, Amy Schumer and pal Jennifer Lawrence took to the stage to show some clips from their respective movies, Trainwreck and Joy. Before they presented those snippets, the actresses, both nominated for best actress... More »

Barbara Walters Picks Her 'Most Fascinating People'

Special airs Dec. 17

(Newser) - Next Wednesday we'll learn who Time has anointed its Person of the Year (currently leading the readers' poll: Bernie Sanders ), but America will have to hold its breath for two more weeks before learning who Barbara Walters has deemed the Most Fascinating. She'll announce that person during... More »

Amy Schumer Zings America's Gun Culture

Also, Kardashians take faces they're born with 'as a light suggestion'

(Newser) - Hometown girl Amy Schumer took the stage at Saturday Night Live and wasted little time in taking on what the Daily Beast terms "America's national obsession with guns," vis a vis a mock ad that inserts firearms into the more tender moments in our lives. "Whatever... More »

Lena Dunham, Hillary Talk Feminism, Turning Bill Down

Unlikely duo will discuss student debt, women's health, and, yep, feminism

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's desire to connect with millennial women has led her to chat with Refinery29 on sexual assault and now to an interview with "queen of oversharing" Lena Dunham. The Girls star chatted earlier this month with the sometimes "overly scripted" Clinton in Manhattan in an interview... More »

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