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Comics Pay Tribute to Chappelle for Big Honor

He picks up the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle was honored Sunday with the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and a who's who of the comedy and entertainment industry turned out to praise him. "It's the best part of the First Amendment to me that I'm able to express myself this... More »

Less Than 5 Minutes Into Special, Aziz Ansari Opens Up

He talks about the sexual misconduct allegation made against him

(Newser) - If you were wondering how long it would take Aziz Ansari to addresses the elephant in the room in his return to Netflix, TVLine has the answer: less than five minutes. Aziz Ansari: Right Now was released on Tuesday , and People reports that the special opens with the comedian talking... More »

Aziz Ansari's Return Is Nigh

To Netflix, that is

(Newser) - For a while, Aziz Ansari was all over Netflix, with two comedy specials and the Master of None series. But the latter's second season came out in 2017, and he hasn't had a new comedy special on Netflix since 2015, per Vulture . Now, a surprise return, some 18... More »

Aziz Ansari Writer Turns Down Interview in Brutal Fashion

'Burgundy-lipstick, bad-highlights, second-wave-feminist has-been'

(Newser) - On Tuesday, the Babe.net writer behind this week's allegations of sexual misconduct against Aziz Ansari was invited to appear on Ashleigh Banfield's show on HLN. She politely declined. Oh wait, she did the opposite. "I would NEVER go on your network. I would never even watch... More »

Does Coercion Equal 'Rape'? 2 Takes on Aziz Ansari

Bari Weiss says allegation trivializes #MeToo movement

(Newser) - When Sezin Koehler first read that Aziz Ansari made a date feel "violated," she thought, "This isn't sexual assault. This is several bad dates I have been on in the past." It was then that Koehler remembered what she calls a "scarily similar" encounter—... More »

Woman Says Date With Aziz Ansari Was 'Worst Night of Life'

Ansari responds after interview in which NYC woman says she felt 'violated' after date with him

(Newser) - Grace (not her real name) was watching the Golden Globes earlier this month when she spotted Master of None star Aziz Ansari accepting an award. In an interview on Babe.net , the 23-year-old Brooklyn photographer says it was "cringeworthy" to see Ansari wearing a "Time's Up" pin... More »

Aziz Ansari: I Broke My Internet 'Addiction'

He's unplugged and loves the changes to his brain

(Newser) - Aziz Ansari is unplugged, and that means unplugged. As in, no email, Instagram, no Twitter, and, in fact, no internet at all. He made the move after the second season of his acclaimed Master of None series wrapped on Netflix, and while it's unclear how long the unplugging will... More »

SNL Turns to Loving (Bare) Arms of Putin

Alec Baldwin stays home the night after Trump's inauguration

(Newser) - Both President Trump and Alec Baldwin took the night off from sparring over the latter's impersonation of the former on Saturday Night Live, but America's brand new leader didn't exactly go unscathed, reports NPR . Though Baldwin was absent, Beck Bennett as shirtless Vladimir Putin kicked things off,... More »

Aziz Ansari: Trump 'Makes Me Afraid for My Family'

He says Trump's 'hate-filled rhetoric' is dangerous and nonsensical

(Newser) - Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari, the son of Muslim immigrants, wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times this week on "why Trump makes me scared for my family," focusing on the dangers of the candidate's "vitriolic and hate-filled rhetoric." “It’s visceral,... More »

10 Celebs You Didn't Realize Voiced Animated Characters

Katy Perry, is that you?

(Newser) - Whose voice is that? You may not have realized these stars rounded up by the Stir were behind animated characters. A sampling:
  1. Kristen Wiig: Lucy in Despicable Me 2 and Miss Hattie in Despicable Me
  2. Amy Poehler: Joy in Inside Out
  3. Zac Efron: Ted in The Lorax
  4. Bill Hader: Flint
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JK Rowling, Aziz Ansari Troll Murdoch Over Islam Tweets

Rupert's response to Paris terror attacks not well-received

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch's thoughts on Muslim people made him very unpopular this weekend with JK Rowling and Aziz Ansari, Salon reports:
  • It started when Murdoch responded to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks by tweeting , "Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they
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Sorry for All That Cussing: MTV

Movie Awards clocked almost one profanity per minute

(Newser) - The censors were extremely busy during Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards—the pro-"traditional values" Culture and Media Institute clocked " at least 100 bleep-worthy words " in 122 minutes—and the network is very, very sorry. Sort of. "While we aired the live broadcast with a delay, we... More »

Star Gazing: 9 to Watch in '09

Entertainment Weekly picks next year's breakout performers

(Newser) - With next year's big-name film and TV projects (including a new Star Trek and a fresh Tom Hanks movie) featuring some unknowns, Entertainment Weekly lists the rising stars of 2009:
  • Kara DioGuardi, American Idol: The songwriting force behind hits by Pink and Ashlee Simpson will sit at the show's judging
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