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Looking to Forget About the Virus? Call This Number in Juneau, Alaska

Number in Juneau, Alaska, offers daily laugh during pandemic

(Newser) - Knock knock. Who's there? Juneau. Juneau who? Juneau if you call 907-586-0428 you'll hear a joke that's meant to cheer you up during the coronavirus pandemic? Per the Anchorage Daily News , that was the purpose of setting up this hotline for locals, though the joke was on... More »

Well, a Celeb Pulled an April Fools' Coronavirus Prank

K-pop star Jaejoong ended up taking the post down

(Newser) - A K-pop star apparently didn't get the April 1 memo. As governments across the globe went so far as to issue warnings against pulling coronavirus-related April Fools' Day jokes, the singer Jaejoong from the K-pop group JYJ told his 1.9 million fans on Instagram he'd been diagnosed... More »

Wendy Williams on Murder of Drew Carey's Ex: 'Come on Down!'

Talk show host used 'Price Is Right' phrase while talking about Amie Harwick's fall from a balcony

(Newser) - The shocking murder of Dr. Amie Harwick, a family and sex therapist once engaged to The Price Is Right host Drew Carey , has gotten lots of coverage over the past few days, but one report on her death is now drawing backlash. Per People , on Monday during The Wendy Williams ... More »

Dennis Quaid Is Engaged, and Former Co-Star Has Great Joke

Elaine Hendrix of The Parent Trap weighs in after Quaid proposes to 26-year-old Laura Savoie

(Newser) - After a photo from Hawaii prompted engagement rumors , Dennis Quaid confirms: He's getting hitched. Extra got first verification from the 65-year-old actor not long after he asked 26-year-old girlfriend Laura Savoie to be his wife on the island of Oahu, where Quaid is helping spread the word about his... More »

Dead Man's Final Prank Leaves Everyone Laughing

Irish man recorded himself calling for help, loved ones played it as his coffin was lowered

(Newser) - An Irish man with a sense of humor left behind a final prank for his friends and family: He made a recording before his death, and after his coffin was lowered into the ground, it started playing. "Hello?" he can be heard saying. "Let me out. It's... More »

Paula Deen Jokes About Deceased Chef

Critics say comment on Carl Ruiz's death was tasteless

(Newser) - Paula Deen is feeling the heat for a comment she made following the sudden death of celebrity chef Carl Ruiz . Deen, 72, discussed her new cookbook Paula Deen's Southern Baking in a Monday interview on The Big J Show, aired by Montana's Hot 101.9, before host Jason... More »

This Joke Is the Funniest One-Liner of 2019

It involves broccoli...

(Newser) - The world's biggest arts festival—one whose organizers have said is only dwarfed by the Olympics and World Cup in terms of attendance—is almost over in Scotland. But "Dave's Funniest Joke of the Fringe" has already been decided. For the past 12 years, the public has... More »

Attorney General Had Quite a Question for Nancy Pelosi

'Did you bring your handcuffs?'

(Newser) - Attorney General Bill Barr ran into Nancy Pelosi at a DC function Wednesday, and their overhead remarks are, in the words of the Law & Crime blog, "really something." Hard to argue with that: Barr approached Pelosi at the National Peace Officers' Memorial Day Service and asked, "... More »

One Billboard Outside Atlantic City, NJ, Goes Viral

Sons' birthday prank goes viral as father receives messages from all over the planet

(Newser) - Everybody likes being wished a happy birthday. Just perhaps not by over 15,000 people from around the world. That’s exactly what’s happened to Chris Ferry from New Jersey, after a birthday prank by his two sons went viral. Ferry, 61, is soon to be 62, and in... More »

Harris' Dad: Ancestors 'Must Be Turning in Their Grave'

He accuses her of perpetuating Jamaican stereotype

(Newser) - "Half my family's from Jamaica, are you kidding me?" Kamala Harris joked in an interview earlier this month while admitting she'd previously smoked pot and "inhaled." The 2020 Democratic candidate is now getting a tongue-lashing from an angry Jamaican: her own father. "Myself and... More »

Award-Winning Green Book Has Many Seeing Red

Director Peter Farrelly says sorry for exposing himself

(Newser) - Green Book racked up big wins at the Golden Globes on Sunday, including a best picture honor, but it's now making headlines for different reasons. USA Today reports the film had a "bad day" Wednesday, and the Cut reveals one issue: director Peter Farrelly used to "flash... More »

Aniston on Dolly's NSFW Joke: 'My Mouth Dropped'

Jennifer Aniston calls Dolly Parton's threesome joke 'hilarious'

(Newser) - Dolly Parton's husband was pretty excited when he found out his wife of 52 years was going to be working with Jennifer Aniston on Dumplin' , an upcoming Netflix film based on the best-selling book . "My husband is crazy about her," Parton explained on Monday while promoting the... More »

Her Boss Gave Her an Exam. Then Her TP Turned Purple

Gynecologist doesn't lose license after dyeing employee's vagina purple (yes, you read that right)

(Newser) - If "gynecologist keeps his license after dyeing employee's vagina purple as a 'joke'" isn't a headline that catches your attention, stop reading. For everyone else: This case out of Colorado, in which even the judge uttered an "oh my God," involves Dr. Barry... More »

Ex's SNL Promo Seemed to Get Ariana Grande's Goat

Was Ariana subtweeting former fiance with 'relevancy' post?

(Newser) - Although it was "very sad," the breakup of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson at least seemed to be civil. Apparently that tenuous detente has ended, at least per the buzz around the 25-year-old singer's recent tweets. People reports on an SNL promo that dropped this week featuring... More »

GOP Congressman Makes 'Inappropriate' Joke About RBG, Lincoln

SC rep Ralph Norman's 'groping' humor isn't going over well

(Newser) - "Scattered nervous laughter" was the first response to a joke a GOP congressman made during an election debate in South Carolina on Thursday, notes Roll Call . But disgust and "condemnation" took over afterward toward what some called an "inappropriate" reference to sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court... More »

Valedictorian Pulls a Fast One With 'Trump' Quote

Ben Bowling revealed he was really quoting Barack Obama

(Newser) - Perspective is everything in persuasive speaking, which Ben Bowling found out in a flash while giving a speech as valedictorian at his Kentucky high school graduation. Per the Louisville Courier-Journal , the 18-year-old senior at Bell County High School wanted to impart a nugget of wisdom to the crowd Saturday, and... More »

Roseanne Apologizes, but Loses Show Over Racist Tweet

Barr made 'Planet of the Apes' reference to Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett

(Newser) - A racist joke on Twitter has cost Roseanne Barr her show. ABC on Tuesday canceled the reboot of Roseanne amid a storm of criticism directed at its star, reports CNN . The move came after Barr apologized not once but twice on Tuesday for a jarring insult directed at former Obama... More »

Clinton Pulls Out Hat to Rib Trump at Yale

It wasn't a 'MAGA' hat

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton returned to Yale University this weekend, warning the graduating class of the "tumultuous times" that await them—and then using the school's tradition of over-the-top headwear to rib President Trump with her own unusual hat: a Russian fur cap. The audience laughed as she said, "... More »

Cops: 'Hats Off' to Seniors Who Pulled Off School Prank

No harm, no foul

(Newser) - As far as senior pranks go, this may win "Most All-Around Appreciated" in the annual superlatives. BuzzFeed reports on some end-of-year scheming by students at Cumberland High School in Wisconsin, with the school district and even local cops applauding the results. The call that came into the Cumberland Police... More »

Student's Reply-All Cougar Joke Is a Hit

And his mom is OK with it, too

(Newser) - When Southern Oregon University sent out a warning to all students about cougar sightings, senior Caleb Diaz hit reply-all and wrote, "That's just my mom." He tells BuzzFeed that he assumed the joke wouldn't go through, but it did indeed, and soon became a smash hit... More »

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