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Jimmy Kimmel is engaged to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' writer

Sorry, Matt Damon!

Jimmy Kimmel is engaged to Molly McNearney, a co-head writer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, People reports. The couple have been together since 2009. Prior to that, the comedian dated Sarah Silverman.

According to her IMDB profile, McNearney joined Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2003, and has been an essay writer there since 2006. It’s the second marriage for Kimmel, and the first for McNearney.

Kimmel has been a busy guy recently. In addition to his show, he will also host the Primetime Emmy Awards September 23.

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'F-bomb' gets Merriam-Webster stamp of approval

Get ready to update your college papers and work emails — “F-bomb” is now Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary official.

The dictionary giant teased its list of new additions (usually about 100 a year) and “F-bomb” made the cut. Who can you thank? Kory Stamper, an associate editor for Merriam-Webster, said the company traced the word back to 1988, when New York Mets catcher Gary Carter mentioned in an interview that he had given them up. Recent political discourse had also brought the term mainstream, with Dick Cheney dropping an “F-bomb” on the Senate floor in 2004, and Vice President Joe Biden trotting it out in 2010. “It’s a word that is very visually evocative,” Stamper told The AP. “It’s not just the F-word. It’s F-bomb. You know that it’s going to cause a lot of consternation and possible damage.” READ FULL STORY

Elizabeth Banks sings about the wonders of Lincoln Logs -- VIDEO

Avery Jessup would not approve of this silliness.

Elizabeth Banks will appear on IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! this Friday, and in a just-released clip, it’s clear the Hunger Games star was down to have some fun. Watch Banks sing a seemingly improvised song about the wonder of living in a Lincoln Log house (who hasn’t wished for that?!) and try — and fail — not to get distracted by host/piano player Reggie Watts.

Check out the video below: READ FULL STORY

'Magic Mike' audition tape from Jason Biggs -- VIDEO

Jason Biggs’ “unreleased Magic Mike audition tape” has surfaced on YouTube. Watch the NSFW video below. Apparently he read for Matthew McConaughey’s role (not really) and performed two of Dallas’ most memorable scenes — the opening “no, no, no, no, no” monologue and the dance tutorial. If you just want to see him strip to Ginuwine’s “Pony,” jump to 2:53. Spoiler: There is a thong involved.  READ FULL STORY

Joe Manganiello talks possible 'Magic Mike' musical: Would you pay to see a live version?

If you go see Magic Mike this weekend, there’s a fair chance after it’s over you’re going to need to see some more stripping, stat.

Step one: Start planning a New York trip with your girlfriends, because Magic Mike may be Broadway-bound.

Magic Mike screenwriter Reid Carolin told USA Today that mini-bombshell at the premiere of the film earlier this week. “We are working on it as a Broadway show, which would be a different story,” said Carolin. “More of a romp, more of a fun night out at a club with a story. I’m almost more excited about that than the movie because I think it’s the perfect thing for women to go see on Broadway, to be participants in the show.”  READ FULL STORY

What is your damage, creepy boat scene from 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'?

Welcome to ‘What Is Your Damage,’ Annie Barrett’s summer shop of all the melodrama and self-absorption she misses from springtime reality TV. Every Tuesday and Friday, she’ll rant about a current offense to her humanity, then assess readers’ damages via video replies. Don’t be shy about admitting what annoys or intrigues you. We’re all in this pop cult together!

What is your damage, creepy boat scene from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?

Now that it’s officially summer, I thought this would be the perfect time to examine how my obsession with a boat ride from hell has chartered my own slow but sure descent into madness.

This s— gets dark. Read on at your own risk.

'Today' show's awkward Ann Curry gaffe -- PHOTO

Oof. That’s unfortunate.

After the news that Ann Curry was on her way out on the Today show broke last night, some suspected Curry might not show up this morning. She did, and her impending exit wasn’t mentioned at all. Well, besides the completely insensitive scroll that read, “HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW.” The phrase was referencing Steve Carell’s new movie, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, but it still has to sting. Whoops.

MediaBistro first noticed the goof.

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Joey Lawrence is a Chippendales dancer!

It’s the month of the male stripper.

Joey Lawrence, whom — depending on how old you are — you remember from Blossom, Jumping Ship or Melissa & Joey, will be joining the legendary Chippendales in Las Vegas.

Presumably devastated he wasn’t able to appear in stripper movie Magic Mike, Lawrence — who’s not fond of wearing a shirt on Melissa & Joey either — is fulfilling his stripper needs with a stint in the famous show. But the early nineties nostalgia lovers among us have to act fast — Lawrence will only appear as a special limited engagement until June 24.

There’s no video of his performance available yet, so only time will tell if Lawrence can compete with the all-time great bowtie dancers like Chris Farley.

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Jewel as June Carter Cash -- PHOTO

It ain’t her, babe!

Jewel Tweeted fans a first-look photo of herself as June Carter Cash in the upcoming Lifetime film, The June Carter Cash Story, and the songstress underneath the long dark hair is nearly unrecognizable. “Here I am as June in my trailer with her blue eyes and perfect teeth #ringoffire.”

The movie is based on the book Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash, which John Carter Cash wrote about his mother. Matt Ross from American Horror Story will play Johnny Cash. Jewel has big shoes — and big hair — to fill. Reese Witherspoon won an Oscar for her turn as June Carter Cash in the 2005 film Walk the Line.

Between this photo and the Lindsay-Lohan-as-Elizabeth-Taylor picture, Lifetime casting seems to be doing an eerily good job as of late. Perhaps that rumored Lady Gaga biopic isn’t such a bad idea after all.

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And starring Bill Murray as...the Human Torch?

Before Bill Murray was Bill Murray — the beloved eccentric who uses a 1-800 number in lieu of an agent and hired a deaf personal assistant just to spite Groundhog Day producers — he was a struggling comedian looking for gigs in New York City. In 1977, Murray would shoot to fame as Chevy Chase’s replacement on NBC’s Saturday Night; before that, though, he made ends meet by playing a Marvel superhero on a serialized radio drama.

That’s right: Serialized radio plays still existed in the mid-’70s. Marvel’s audio version of The Fantastic Four lasted just 10 episodes, according to Badass Digest — but listen to any of those, and you’ll be treated to Murray shouting goofy catch phrases (“Flame on!”) as Johnny Storm, a.k.a. the Human Torch. Bonus geek points: The serials are narrated by Fantastic Four co-creator Stan Lee.

Check out Murray’s early voiceover work by listening to Episode 1, “Fantastic 4 Meets the Moleman,” below. You can also find the series in its entirety at archive.org.


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