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Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies

Jonathan Winters, the cherub-faced comedian whose breakneck improvisations and misfit characters inspired the likes of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey, has died. He was 87.


Amy Poehler, Will Arnett separate after 9 years

Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are splitting up. Publicist Lewis Kay says the couple is separating after nine years of marriage. The breakup was first reported by Us Weekly.


Rosie O'Donnell: I Had A Heart Attack

Rosie O'Donnell had a heart attack last week, she revealed in a blog post on Monday.O'Donnell said that, after she helped a heavy woman get out of her car, she began developing chest pains...


Fred Willard loses second job after lewd conduct bust

Fred Willard's improv series is a wipeout with ABC. The network is pulling the last two original episodes of "Trust Us With Your Life," a move that comes two weeks after Willard's lewd conduct arrest at an adult movie theater. Reruns of ABC's "Wipeout" will replace the Tuesday show hosted by Willard. The 72-year-old actor already had lost his job as narrator of a new PBS series, "Market Warriors."


Fred Willard Arrested for Lewd Conduct

Fred Willard was arrested for lewd conduct last night in Hollywood when police allegedly caught him with his pants down in an adult movie theater ... TMZ has learned.


Twitter sensation Kelly Oxford hooks Hollywood

Kelly Oxford

Social media's quippy queen Kelly Oxford goes from tweeting to screenwriting on the strength of her posts, snagging a book deal and reeling in Hollywood fans like Jimmy Kimmel. From a snow-crested corner of Alberta, Canada, Kelly Oxford made her Hollywood screenwriting dream come true. She did it without leaving her close-knit family or giving up her free nationalized healthcare. She did it 140 characters at a time.


Ellen DeGeneres named Mark Twain Prize recipient

Ellen DeGeneres, the award-winning comedian and talk show host, has been selected by the Kennedy Center to receive this year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.


Will Ferrell wins nation's top humor prize in DC

Will Ferrell wins nation's top humor prize in DC

The "Saturday Night Live" star who perfected his character as "President George W. Bush" and later took his presidential act to Broadway is receiving the nation's top humor prize Sunday night in Washington. The TV star went on to make movies and co-found the popular website in a career that won the 44-year-old the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Senh: What? Will Ferrell co-founded Nice.


Jack Black, Conan to salute Will Ferrell in DC

Jack Black, Conan to salute Will Ferrell in DC

Jack Black, Conan O'Brien and Larry King will honor Will Ferrell with the nation's top humor prize, along with Maya Rudolph and Molly Shannon from his "Saturday Night Live" days. On Wednesday, the Kennedy Center in Washington announced a lineup of star comedians who will perform in Ferrell's honor for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. They'll salute him Oct. 23 in a performance taped for broadcast Oct. 31 on PBS stations nationwide.


Andy Dick to Stand Trial on W.Va. Sex Abuse Counts

Andy Dick to Stand Trial on W.Va. Sex Abuse Counts

Entertainer Andy Dick ordered to stand trial in West Virginia on 2 felony sex abuse charges.


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