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JibJab says farewell to 2011, Charlie Sheen, the debt ceiling, and Rebecca Black -- VIDEO

It wouldn’t be the end of the year without an animated farewell video crafted by those kooky folks over at JibJab. This year’s targets include: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s love child; Justin Bieber’s new hair; Anthony Weiner’s member… ship in the club of pols felled by sex scandal; the fake-out Rapture(s); the Kardashian wedding fiasco; Occupy Wall Street; and the end of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and Borders, and Osama bin Laden.

Relive all the glory and ignominy below:  READ FULL STORY

Kathy Griffin kalls out Kim Kardashian in latest stand-up special

Tired Hooker, the title of Kathy Griffin’s latest stand-up special, does not in fact refer to Kim Kardashian, though Griffin didn’t pull any punches when she addressed the soon-to-be-twice-divorced socialite in last night’s set. Griffin made no bones about the fact that she’d been joking about Kim Kardashian’s fairy-tale wedding less than three months before. Since we all know how that turned out, Griffin had plenty to say, including taking the accusation that the marriage was a profit-fueled fraud to the next level. Watch her diatribe here.

Later in the special, Griffin dusted of her vapid KK voice as she dismissively read from Kardashian’s Nov. 1 letter explaining the split from Kris Humphries to her fans. She also shared tidbits from her Nov. 2 run-in with Kris Jenner on morning TV. Long story short, Griffin won’t be easing up on the First Family of Reality TV any time soon. Watch a clip below: READ FULL STORY

'Piers Morgan Tonight': Kathy Griffin teases evil plans for Anderson Cooper on CNN New Year's Eve 2012

Ever since CNN asked Kathy Griffin to host its New Year’s Eve broadcast for the first time back in 2007, the fiery comedian has made it her mission each year to a) get fired and b) humiliate cohost Anderson Cooper. Griffin visited Piers Morgan Tonight Monday to preview her fifth year on the job, including her diabolical plans to drunk-dial Wolf Blitzer and roofie Cooper. “My dream is to make the screen turn to a bar code,” she proclaimed. See the full video below.

George Clooney joins Dustin Lance Black's Prop 8 play

George Clooney will participate in a benefit one-night-only reading of Dustin Lance Black’s 8, a play chronicling the historic legal challenge to California’s Proposition 8, the American Foundation for Equal Rights announced today. Rob Reiner, an AFER founding board member, will direct the performance, which will take place at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre on March 3.

Black based the play on actual court documents and his interviews with the plaintiffs from the case to overturn Proposition 8, which denied gay and lesbian Californians their rights to marry. Clooney is the first of what is expected to be an all-star cast similar to the one that premiered the play in New York last September. “It is astonishing that gay and lesbian Americans are still treated as second-class citizens,” Clooney said in a statement. “I am confident that, very soon, the laws of this nation will reflect the basic truth that gay and lesbian people — like all human beings — are born equal in dignity and rights.”

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Rosie O'Donnell vs. David Letterman: Whose monologue was meaner?

Rosie O’Donnell didn’t like what David Letterman had to say about her, or her fiancée Michelle Rounds, during the opening monologue on his show Tuesday night. But, rather than apply the old “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt” adage, O’Donnell opted to hurl said stones right on back. During the opening monologue of her show on OWN, O’Donnell criticized Letterman for his “loving, supportive comments,” when he joked, “The woman she is marrying, her fiance, was driving and her car broke down. And guess what happened? Rosie pulls up right behind her in her tow truck.”

After showing the clip from The Late Show with David Letterman to her audience, O’Donnell said, “Why is that Dave? Why? I don’t remember making fun of you when you had sex with all your interns! I didn’t do that. I didn’t make fun of your rampant, throbbing heterosexuality, did I Dave?” READ FULL STORY

Carson Kressley and Carrie Fisher, together at last

This just in! “Vogue” specialist Carson Kressley and wishful drinker Carrie Fisher are in production on a Hallmark Channel original Holiday 2012 movie called Caroling — a modern-day spin on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Fisher will play the ghost of a book publisher who used to be Kressley’s boss. Carson, beware! Never go with a hippie to a second location.

I think the real question here — besides “Why can’t they fast-track this mess for 2011?” — is “When is Carrie Fisher going to do Dancing With the Stars?” I say she should join the cast of season 15 in fall 2012 — that way she and Carson, who will hopefully have become a third host by that point, can endlessly plug their Hallmark Christmas movie as often as Tom Bergeron mentions the dreaded “Macy’s Stars of Dance.” No one will get annoyed at all.

Sound like a plan?

Celebs fight a good fight with Trevor Live: Red-carpet photos from the star-studded event

Typically an assortment of so many A-list stars in one place can only mean one thing in Hollywood: an awards ceremony. (That, or Garry Marshall just made another ensemble comedy about a holiday nobody likes.) And while an award was given out at Trevor Live (to none other than Lady Gaga) over the weekend at the Hollywood Palladium, celebrities convened for a much greater cause: to raise money and awareness for The Trevor Project an organization that provides “crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.” Just a few names in attendance: Amy Poehler, Neil Patrick Harris, Queen Latifah, Zachary Quinto, and Amber Heard.

EW was on the scene for the star-studded fund-raiser and caught up with a few of the celebrities on hand on the red carpet. Check out the photos, as well as what some stars, like Darren Criss, Kris Allen, and event guest-director Adam Shankman, had to say about the night: READ FULL STORY

On the Scene at 'Trevor Live': Amy Poehler is a goddess

The minute Amy Poehler introduced herself as “the founder of Facebook, the creator of Harry Potter, and the best of Herman Cain’s lovers” and admitted she was too lazy to go full host and would instead act as the evening’s announcer/voice of God, it was obvious that the Trevor Project’s annual benefit, Trevor Live, was not going to be the average stuffy snoozefest.

“That’s exactly my goal because I do too many of these things as an audience member and they can get a little boring with too many speeches,” Adam Shankman, the evening’s special guest director, told EW on the red carpet outside the Hollywood Palladium Sunday night. “I’m taking my cue from the Grammys and making it all about performances and a couple of speeches. Everyone in there knows what the problems are and is already a supporter, so I figure we show them a good time and hope that encourages them to donate even more.” READ FULL STORY

‘Modern Family’ PostSecret changes minds. Has TV ever inspired a change of heart for you?

I love television, and being at EW, I see a lot of it. TV can just be mindless entertainment, but it can also be so much more, which is why this amazing PostSecret this past weekend was such a great treat to see.

The secret, featured on the PostSecret mobile app, reads, “These two characters cured my homophobia. Best thing that ever happened to me,” over a picture of Modern Family‘s Mitchell and Cameron. READ FULL STORY

'Out100' issue names Kathy Griffin Entertainer of the Year, Jesse Tyler Ferguson Artist of the Year

In celebration of the 17th anniversary of its Out100 issue, Out revealed its four commemorative covers, which highlight — among others — Entertainer of the Year Kathy Griffin and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who has been declared their Artist of the Year. (Pictured right, with fellow cover models Andrej Pejic and Larry Kramer.) The issue, which honors the men and women who made notable strides throughout 2011 in the LGBT community, features a list that includes Adam Lambert (who previously met with controversy following his appearance on Out‘s 2009 issue), Chaz Bono, Dustin Lance Black, Andy Cohen, Tim Gunn, Don Lemon, Brad Goreski, Roland Emmerich, and EW’s own Jess Cagle.

Griffin said of her long-standing relationship with gay men, “We have each other’s back … I was beyond a nerd [in school]. I was that girl who went to the dance with a gay guy, but he didn’t know he was gay yet. I asked four guys to the Sadie Hawkins dance, and they all said ‘No.’ Do you know how embarrassing that is? And then, one adorable gay man who just happened to be in Fiddler on the Roof with me said ‘Yes.’ We’ve been friends ever since.” Modern Family‘s Ferguson (who calls the Emmy-winning sitcom “a cultural touchstone for gay marriage”), on the other hand, joked about his Artist of the Year title, “Jane Lynch must have said, ‘I don’t want it this year, stop showering me with praise, please give it to someone else. And I was, like, fourth on the Someone Else list.”

The Out100 issue hits stands on Nov. 22.

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Zachary Quinto comes out: Why it matters to Hollywood

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