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Gilbert Gottfried Dead at 67
Gilbert Gottfried Dead at 67

Gilbert Gottfried Dead at 67

Comedian was 'just indescribably unusually hilarious,' Jon Stewart says

(Newser) - If there's a heavenly choir up there, it's just gained an abrasive new voice—but America has lost one of its greatest comedians. The family of Gilbert Gottfried says the legendary standup has died at age 67 after a long illness, Variety reports. "In addition to being...

What It's Like Being Married to Gilbert Gottfried

'NYT' takes a look at Gottfried's marriage ahead of 'Celebrity Wife Swap'

(Newser) - Gilbert Gottfried is basically a professional loudmouth—but ask him how he met Dara, his wife and the mother of his two children, and he clams right up. "Open up a little, Gil!" urges the 43-year-old Dara, who met Gottfried, 58, in the late 1990s at a Grammy...

Aflac Duck Finds New Voice
 Aflac Duck Finds New Voice 

Aflac Duck Finds New Voice

Dan McKeague of Minnesota replaces Gilbert Gottfried

(Newser) - After 11 years of being voiced by Gilbert Gottfried, the Aflac duck has a new man behind it: Dan McKeague, a radio ad sales manager from Minnesota. Gottfried was fired last month after making some ill-advised jokes about the Japan earthquake, and McKeague beat 12,500 people to replace the...

Why You Should Have Sympathy for Gilbert Gottfried

He reacted as a comic would, but with awful timing: Mary Elizabeth Williams

(Newser) - If you were shocked by Gilbert Gottfried's Japan tweets, dust off that memory book: This isn't the first time the comic's attempts at humor have been met with cries of "Too soon!" After all, Mary Elizabeth Williams reminds us on Salon , Gottfried was the one who quipped that...

Gilbert Gottfried Fired for Tsunami Jokes

Aflac ditches comedian after tasteless tweets

(Newser) - Gilbert Gottfried has quacked his last for Aflac. The comedian, who has provided the grating voice for the insurance company's trademark duck, was fired for tweeting more than a dozen jokes making fun of earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan, Failure Magazine reports. Sample: "Japan is very advanced. They...

50 Cent's Japan Earthquake Tweets Anger Twitter Users
 Celebs Busy 
 Tweeting Bad 
 Quake Jokes 

Celebs Busy Tweeting Bad Quake Jokes

50 Cent says 'ignorant' tweets are just for 'shock value'

(Newser) - Add Gilbert Gottfried to the list of people who thought it would be a good idea to respond to the Japan earthquake ... by making tasteless jokes about it. Over the past 24 hours the comedian has tweeted 12, er, zingers, TMZ reports, among them: "I f***ed a girl in...

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