November 6, 2015 |
Jon Stewart's been much in the news of late, what with his new HBO production deal and the announcement that Farm Sanctuary's fourth animal-rescue enterprise will be at his and wife Tracey Stewart's 12-acre farm in Middletown, N.J. That HBO deal is all Jon's, of course, but even casual observers know that Philly-born Tracey, a former veterinary technician, is in the driver's seat on the couple's animal-rights efforts. And there's more proof in her new book, Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better (Artisan)
September 29, 2015 |
THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH, 11 tonight, Comedy Central. Premiere to be shown on all Viacom networks, including MTV, VH1, BET, Spike, Logo, TV Land, Epix and Nick at Nite. When Trevor Noah welcomes Philly's Kevin Hart as his first guest on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" tonight, he'll do so as just the third host in the show's history. (Honk if you remember Craig Kilborn's 1996-98 run , sandwiched between his time anchoring ESPN's "SportsCenter" and hosting CBS' "Late Late Show.
August 23, 2015 |
FRC censures Josh Duggar The conservative Christian lobbying org that once employed Josh Duggar has sent a letter excoriating the reality star of now-canceled 19 Kids and Counting after he admitted he had cheated on wife Anna . "We are grieved by Josh's conduct. . . . His deceitful behavior harms his family, his friends . . . and the cause he has publicly espoused," writes Family Research Council prez Tony Perkins . "Josh's failures serve as a painful reminder of the destructive effects of not living with integrity.
August 19, 2015 |
Luke Bryan rules chart Country crooner Luke Bryan beat out Dr. Dre in LP sales last week with Kill the Lights , which sold 320,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It took the top spot on the Billboard chart. Dr. Dre's Compton debuted at No. 2, selling 276,000 copies, while the Now That's What I Call Music! 55 compilation debuted in third with 76,000. Jon chooses high road Considered the greatest satirist since Mark Twain , former Daily Show host Jon Stewart has taken a suitably high-culture position for his next job: He'll host the four-hour WWE pro-wrestling SummerSlam on Sunday, says USA Today.
August 9, 2015 |
Another celeb marriage falls It's been a harsh summer for celeb couples. Jake Owen on Friday said he and model Lacey Buchanan will seek romantic consolations elsewhere after three years of marriage. "Sadly, Lacey and I have decided to end our marriage," the country star tweeted. "We want to focus on our daughter Pearl and make sure she has a beautiful life. " Jon Stewart's final show: Good ratings We turned out in droves Thursday to watch Jon Stewart break our hearts in his final apperance on The Daily Show . The extended episode drew 3.6 mil viewers according to Nielsen.
August 8, 2015 |
Jon Stewart, who redefined political satire and energized a generation of activists during his 16 years, 2,676 episodes, and 20 Emmy awards as host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, ended his tenure Thursday. He had help from a slew of visiting friends and former colleagues, including Samantha Bee, Lewis Black, Steve Carell, Mo Rocca, Rob Corddry, and Olivia Munn. "This show isn't ending. We merely are taking a pause in the conversation," Stewart, 52, said at the end of the night.
August 7, 2015 |
EVERY JOKE IS a tiny revolution . - George Orwell. The revolution will not be televised. - Gil Scott-Heron. Jon Stewart, who ends his 16-year-run as the host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," and, perversely, as the most trusted man on television, tonight, is a child of the 1970s. Like I needed to tell you that. The aura of cynicism toward government, the media, big business and organized religion that almost visibly exuded from Stewart's head for four nights every week practically reeked of Watergate's "third-rate burglary," "inoperative" statements from the White House, and the latest body counts from Indochina.
August 4, 2015
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART 11 tonight through Thursday, Comedy Central. Our final moments of Zen? Sixteen years after he started delivering the fake news, Jon Stewart has just four nights left in the anchor chair. Helping him to exit laughing: comedians Louis C.K., Amy Schumer and Denis Leary. Expect Thursday's finale to run long, and seem all too short. UNREAL 10 tonight, Lifetime. Season 1 of my summer crush ends. Will love somehow conquer all for fictional "reality" show "suitor" Adam (Freddie Stroma)
August 2, 2015 |
One of Jon Stewart's great assets as a TV interviewer is his ability to play dumb. That may seem counterintuitive for a guy who has gotten to talk to a sitting president on numerous occasions, not to mention various other political figures of note. That doesn't mean he throws softballs or refuses to challenge those he interviews. To the contrary, he has avoided the former and is quite good at the latter. When answers from interviewees became too high-minded, or too combative Stewart cuts in with the perfect quip about how he was lesser than the interviewee.
July 31, 2015 |
Simon Pegg? A big star At 45, Simon Pegg finally has arrived! He costars with Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation , opening Friday. He'll reprise his role as Scotty in Star Trek Beyond , and he's been cast in the forthcoming megablockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens . The fifth Mission film has Cruise jumping, punching, etc., while Pegg does the real heavy lifting as tech genius Benji. The thesp landed his first TV show in '95 and won a cult following in his native Britain as co-writer and star of the 1999 sitcom Spaced and the 2004 zombie apocalypse action comedy Shaun of the Dead . "I tend to play regular guys," he says, "because I am one. " Time for 'bye Little Bit Country fiddler Zach DePue is leaning back toward the classical, phasing out of Time for Three to focus on being concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.