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Liam Neeson and Jon Stewart (nearly!) come to blows on 'Daily Show' -- VIDEO

Will Liam Neeson’s next project be (Not) Taken: The Horses!?

Neeson stopped by The Daily Show last night. Though the actor was there to talk about his new movie Non-Stop, his chat with Jon Stewart quickly turned to New York City mayor Bill De Blasio’s plan to shut down New York’s horse and carriage industry — a decision Neeson vocally opposes.

“They made the roads in New York,” Neeson explained. “He [de Blasio] won’t even take a meeting with the horse carriage industry. He’s suppose to be representing the New York people, dammit!”

It was clear Stewart disagreed with Neeson’s position. Still, he managed to keep the chat light while Neeson made claims like, “These guys treat these horses like their children.”

By the end of the segment, Neeson jokingly stood up, prepared to settle things by having a fist-fight with Stewart… who quickly cut to commercial. A wise move from someone who’s clearly seen The Grey. Watch the chat below: READ FULL STORY

Sarah Silverman pays tribute to her late dog (and sometime co-star) Duck


Sarah Silverman might be fresh off roasting James Franco, but she has a sensitive side too, as evidenced by the “obituary type thing” she posted Wednesday for her late dog Duck, who was put down over the weekend.

The comedian’s fans are very familiar with the chihuahua-pug mix, who appeared as her dog Doug on Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program. Silverman adopted Duck, who was estimated to be around 19 when he died, 14 years ago from a no-kill shelter in Van Nuys, California.

“Recently … he stopped eating or drinking,” she wrote in the heartfelt post. “He was skin and bones and so weak. I couldn’t figure out this hunger strike. Duck had never been political before. And then, over the weekend, I knew. It was time to let him go.”

Duck was put to sleep with Sarah by his side, and she remembered him as her “longest relationship,” “constant companion,” and “best friend.”

See Duck in the opening credits for The Sarah Silverman Program below:
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Who's really behind all those cat videos? 'Funny or Die' reveals all -- EXCLUSIVE

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What do all your favorite feline clips — The Great Catzby, The Catrix, even Cannes Palm D’or winner Meowcolm X — have in common?

Well, though each one looks like a low-fi short that simply captures kitties being kitties, these ace time-wasters actually share one visionary director: Shula Von Hollow, the Orson Welles of cat videos.

You’ll find Shula’s story — her slow rise to the top, her first meeting with muse/cat Javier, how she lost everything when a certain keyboard-playing furball emerged — in this special Funny or Die video, released to coincide with the second annual Internet Cat Video Festival. (We know what you’re thinking: “Isn’t every day Internet Cat Festival day?” Incredibly enough, the answer is technically “no.”)

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It's always 'Sunny' in the White House: Meet the Obamas' new dog -- VIDEO

Looks like there’s a second First Dog! The Obamas announced Monday that Sunny has joined fellow Portuguese Water Dog Bo at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

According to the White House website, “Sunny is the perfect little sister for Bo — full of energy and very affectionate — and the First Family picked her name because it fit her cheerful personality.”

See a video of Sunny and big bro Bo in action below:
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NBC's 'Hollywood Game Night' makes you feel like a genius

Why go out and make friends when you can watch Hollywood Game Night? I checked in on host Jane Lynch and her stable of celebs — this week: Anthony Anderson, Rose Byrne and Stacy Keibler (pictured), Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Patricia Heaton, and Tom Arnold — and must admit I had an altogether good time. The people in my TV kept me company! It was not that sad!

The show’s as simple as it sounds: Two teams (three celebs plus one commoner) play various word-association games about Hollywood happenings. If you tend to feel like a brainless turd during Trivial Pursuit Entertainment, you will LOVE this show. I’ve never felt smarter in my life. So I guess the show was a LITTLE sad.

I still can’t believe anyone would attempt a game night sober. Hopefully they were toasted. Potent Notables below! READ FULL STORY

'MasterChef' season 4: What are you missing?

I didn’t mean for this to happen, but after salivating (with a full stomach, gross) over contestant Jonny’s “Lobster Crackerjack” within the first few minutes, I found myself watching two full hours of MasterChef. The auditions are over and the finalists have been revealed. What else have you been missing? Spoiler ahead… READ FULL STORY

Did the Kardashians finally go too far with Scott Disick's gory gator hunt? -- VIDEO

Last night’s Kourtney & Kim Take Miami featured its most shocking images yet. Stay with me here. I know that, in the context of a hyperbolic, compulsively confessional reality franchise like the Kardashians’, superlatives have basically been rendered meaningless. And yet… could any Kardashian viewer, casual or otherwise, ever expect to see an animal murdered, bled out, and skinned? Because that is exactly what happened on the episode cheekily, cruelly titled “See Ya Later, Alligator.” Scott, a pop culture figure as fashionable and questionably moral as Patrick Bateman (one of his professed heroes), got it into his head to slaughter an alligator to make a pair of loafers from its hide. The subsequent gator  hunt lasted no less than three segments, probably about 20 minutes total, but it felt endless. READ FULL STORY

Banana Joe wins Westminster Dog Show, heads to Broadway to make stage debut

If this year’s winner of the Westminster Dog Show taught us anything, it’s that what you name your dog really does matter. Meet this year’s triumphant pup: Banana Joe! As a 5-year-old Affenpinscher, Banana Joe took home the top prize on Tuesday night, defeating second-place winner Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect, an Old English Sheepdog.

Banana Joe also taught us that size doesn’t matter. According to People, this is the first time Joe’s miniature breed has taken first place at Westminster. But Joe himself is no stranger to victory. After winning best in show 86 times in his career, the Westminster Dog Show was Joe’s final competition. If you want to see Banana Joe for yourself, you can catch him enjoying retirement in the Netherlands. Or, you can buy tickets to tonight’s New York performance of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Banana Joe will be making his Broadway debut in the canine role of “Macaco.”

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Inside the Best Picture nominees: A deep dive into 'Life of Pi'

Name: Life of Pi

Release date: Nov. 21, 2012

DVD release date: March 12, 2013

Run time: 2 hours, 6 mins.

Box office: Opening weekend: $30.5 million; Total domestic box office: $106 million; Worldwide gross to date: $548 million

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88 percent

Life of Pi movie math: (‘Calvin and Hobbes’ + ‘Open Water’) x George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” / (Noah’s Ark + metaphors)  x π x ∞

Tweetable description: Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Stuck in a boat with a Bengal tiger? Create your own reality.

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Dierks Bentley's dog lost (and found, via Facebook!)

Here’s a feel-good Monday morning story for you. Social media has done it again: Last night, country singer Dierks Bentley sent out Twitter and Facebook flares that his dog Jake — a fan favorite thanks to his appearances in music videos, song lyrics, and album art — had jumped a fence during thunderstorms and was missing. Bentley and other concerned folks, including the president of his record label, drove around Nashville in the middle of the night looking for him to no avail. But after he’d been gone for approximately 16 hours, Jake was found by someone on Facebook who rescued him after he was almost hit by another car and promptly reunited him with Bentley (pictured, via WhoSay). Bentley wasn’t afraid to admit he got emotional. See the tweet below. READ FULL STORY

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