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'The Soup' simmers Paula Deen in yummy Nutella

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I just knew The Soup would help us make sense of this Paula Deen mess. Joel McHale noted that Deen’s impassioned “I is what I is” speech to Matt Lauer on the Today show made her sound like a “racist Popeye,” and marveled that with her plea for any Americans who never said something they wish they couldn’t take back to “pick up that stone and throw it so hard that it kills me,” Deen had invented a new carnival game.

“Paula says she’s hoping to become the spokesperson for Nutella,” said McHale, “since that’s her second-favorite N-word.” Watch it here: READ FULL STORY

Joel McHale on Dan Harmon's return to 'Community' and his role in Klondike fever -- VIDEO


With all the news surrounding Community lately, what with the reinstatement of Dan Harmon, Harmon’s podcast comments, and Harmon’s subsequent apology for his podcast comments, there’s a lot of intrigue surrounding the upcoming fifth season. Still, when we talked to Joel McHale yesterday, while he was promoting his new Klondike Celebrity Challenge, he seemed incredibly excited and ready to get back to work.

“With Dan Harmon back, it is really the sky’s the limit,” said McHale. “I don’t know what to expect. I mean, I know what to expect with Dan in that I know the scripts are gonna be dynamite and they will be absolutely unique and original, but I really don’t know what they have come up with.”

McHale said he “trusts Dan’s creativity implicitly,” and joked that the gang should start the new season on a space-station and then have to explain how all the characters got there.

And what about Harmon’s recent comments about his unpleasant experience of watching season 4? READ FULL STORY

'Community' season (series?) finale two-way react: Choose your own timeline

As season 4 wraps up, Community fans are left in limbo, wondering whether or not we’ll get to see more of our favorite study group.

Granted, we’re used to this kind of treatment, although this season the cries for #sixseasonsandamovie are not as loud. Perhaps you are of the opinion that it’s best to leave the show where it is, and remember the somewhat less uneven days of seasons past. Or, maybe you’re willing to stay with the show another season to see if it will get its sea legs.

In order to appease both parties, tonight’s finale react will be told from two different timelines — the perspective on light and dark is up to you. READ FULL STORY

'Community' season 4 premiere: Welcome back, Greendale Babies!

Troy and Abed are, indeed, back from summer — and it has been far too long a summer if you ask me. The void in our hearts and souls that was left by Community’s long absence is filled once again.

Not two minutes into the season premiere, Jeff Winger announces his presence: “Congratulations, it’s me.” And all right, perhaps there was a little squeal and some applause on my end. But what’s this? I’m not the only one clapping! A laugh and applause track appears to have been added by the show’s new runners, Moses Port and David Guarascio. In an attempt to make the show more mainstream.…

Just kidding. It’s only Abed’s happy place. But what a clever nod to the fact that certain elements of the show — notably, creator Dan Harmon — are no longer with us. Does the show need an update? Will it be the same without the supporting cast and crew that made us rabid fans in the first place?  READ FULL STORY

Five things we learned from 'Community' writers and Joel McHale on Reddit

Ladies and gents, it’s finally “October 19,” and Community is back on the air tonight. In honor of the new season, the cast and crew took to Reddit last night and this morning in an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) chat that unearthed some secrets from the set.

1. NBC initially halted production on the the “Dungeons & Dragons” episode.

“Thankfully, Dan [Harmon] rejected their rejection,” Community writer Megan Ganz explained.

2. There is a sex tape!

Ganz said is always surprised that fans find the easter eggs so fast. But running jokes, like the Beetlejuice gag, are favorites of fans and the writers alike. Also, remember how Abed had a camera set up in his college dorm, which caught Britta stealing a Kickpuncher DVD once? Does that mean that since Jeff and Britta had sex in his room that Abed has a tape of it?

“We have discussed this in the writers’ room, actually. The general consensus was: Definitely,” Ganz said.

Joel McHale talks Chevy Chase's use of the 'n'-word with Howard Stern

In light of Community‘s return tomorrow night, the rocky relationship between the show and one of its stars, Chevy Chase (who has since left the show) became the topic of discussion for Joel McHale and Howard Stern on Stern’s Sirius/XM radio show.

McHale said that Chase had no desire to be involved in the show, and when he attempted to talk to him about it, there were repercussions.

“When I would try, he would just try to fight me. He physically wanted to fight me,” McHale tells Stern in the clip below.

EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

Submitted by Ralphie:

“When asked about her recent breast implant surgery, Kris Jenner said ‘everyone needs a fresh set every 20 years.’ Fine then, but why did you need to melt down the old set and inject it into your husband’s face?”

–Joel McHale on The Soup

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Wednesday, Nov. 28 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

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'Sons of Anarchy' recap: The table's divided, and it's a small world after all

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t watched this week’s Sons of Anarchy, stop reading now. The levity of Walton Goggins’ Venus Van Dam cameo was nowhere to be found. Unless, of course, you count setting a murder to a glitter globe version of “It’s a Small World.” Was that more, less, or equally as brilliantly twisted as setting multiple homicides to “What a Wonderful World” in the season 4 premiere? Shall we call it a tie? Let’s break it down. READ FULL STORY

Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Neil Patrick Harris in new NSFW Rock the Vote ad -- VIDEO

“This election, there are a lot of really important decisions being made that affect marginalized groups in big ways,” Jesse Tyler Ferguson declares in a new Rock The Vote ad.

“Thank you, Jesse. Which is why, as an openly straight man, I implore you to think about people like me as you cast your ballot,” Ferguson’s co-star on Modern Family and recent Emmy-winner Eric Stonestreet continues.

What follows is a whole host of celebrities giving you their best reasons to vote on Nov. 6. Kathy Griffin reminds us that everyone at a polling place is over 18, which means they’re legal. Joel McHale votes because he’s not “a motherf***ing communist” and Jane Lynch tells us that casting a ballot is the best decision you can make. A close second? Getting a One Direction tattoo, like Lynch did.

Want to know who’s proud to be an American because of Ryan Gosling (even though he’s Canadian)? Check out the full NSFW ad below: READ FULL STORY

Joel McHale rocks the vote -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

What’s harder: Crossing the Delaware or keeping Community on air?

Funnyman (and recent EWwy winner!) Joel McHale is about to find out, channeling his inner George Washington as part of a new Rock the Vote commercial, directed by Adam Shankman.

The commercial will also feature celebs such as Neil Patrick Harris, Kathy Griffin, Jane Lynch, Miley Cyrus and Darren Criss, among many others.

“I felt compelled in this volatile and crucially important time to help guide ALL American people to the voting booth,” Adam Shankman said in a statement. “Like the majority of Americans, my voice only reaches so far; by coming together with my close friends and colleagues in making this video, we’re simply trying to convey one message: Every one of us matters. If you don’t vote, you can’t complain about the state of our country. Voting is a glorious right that we need to celebrate, embrace, and more importantly than ever, do. I can’t thank everyone enough who gave their time for this most important of causes.”

Check out an exclusive photo of McHale from the upcoming commercial below: READ FULL STORY

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