premise that he’d grown up with a silver spoon in his mouth — “the fortunate son of a single mother in the education field” — and then showed a hilariously scathing segment that compared Rick Sanchez, almost quote-for-quote, with Michael Scott, Steve Carell’s character on The Office. Hoooooly moly: READ FULL STORY »Jon Stewart finally had his chance to unleash the power of The Daily Show on Rick Sanchez last night, and boy was it worth the wait. Stewart rejected Sanchez’s
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mocking former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez at the Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education this weekend, he was on the side of the stage trying to contain his laughter as Steve Carell simulated an orgasm.When Jon Stewart wasn’t busy
EW was at the event’s taping on Saturday at the Beacon Theater in NYC and got a sneak peek at what you can expect to see when the special and live celebrity phone bank air Oct. 21. Among the entertaining offerings? A series of charity auctions for big — and mostly strange — prizes, like the aforementioned shout-out from Carell during a fake bout of…ehem…excitement. Two women split the $20,000 price tag for that one. And as if that wasn’t awkward enough, each girl was on stage holding Carell’s hand during the encounter. Stewart — and the audience — nearly lost it.
Also fetching $20,000 was Chris Rock’s donated item: his ability to tell people off. The highest bidder was a woman whose ex-boyfriend had posted pictures of him and another girl on Facebook. “Chris Rock has cursed out presidents; he has cursed out kings. Tonight, he will bring that Emmy Award-winning talent to that piece of s— who broke up with you,” host Jon Stewart quipped. The call was made during the show and can not be quoted here even in part for decency reasons. It was that good.
Other auctions included: READ FULL STORY »
Rick Sanchez controversy with some typical snark. According to the Hollywood Reporter, it happened Saturday night at the Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education event held in Manhattan. In an on-stage bit asking for donations, Stewart referenced the former CNN anchor’s infamous anti-Semitic comments: “If you went on radio and said the Jews control the media…you may want to hold on to your money.” He also joked that if Sanchez’ nasty remarks were in fact accurate, “All he has to do is apologize to us, and we’ll hire him back.”Jon Stewart has responded to the
David Letterman reportedly joined the pile-on during a surprise appearance later in the show, saying he’d just been “helping Rick Sanchez clean out his office.”
Were any of you at Night of Too Many Stars? What did you think of Stewart and Letterman’s jabs at Sanchez?
promised on The Daily Show last night that she’d bus people from New York City to Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity come Oct. 30. “Details are still in the works,” HuffPo says, but if you want a ride on their dime, the sign up is this-a-way. (You have to sign up by Oct. 15.) I predict this will be the most Facebooked bus trip in history.Arianna Huffington
I was planning on getting to DC by the sheer force of my own sense of righteousness, but hey, a free bus ride is a free bus ride. How are you getting to the rally, PopWatchers?
Rod Blagojevich, the disgraced former governor of Illinois and current camera ham, visited the Daily Show last night to discuss last Tuesday’s verdict that found him guilty on a single count of lying to federal agents while remaining hung on the other 23 counts (video embedded below). Blagojevich had apparently been rehearsing his opening line in the green room because even his hair looked eager when he happily pronounced “23 down, and one to go!” Crickets.
Has there ever been a subject of a scandal that seems to be having so much fun? He treats these talk show appearances as if they were invitations to pizza parties, rather than repeated chances for the audience to smirk at another jackass politician. READ FULL STORY »
I’m so glad Jon Stewart conjured up the visual aids to help explain News Corp’s $1million donation to the Republican Governors Association on last night’s Daily Show. I usually watch Glenn Beck bounce off the invisible walls surrounding his chalkboard if I need to understand high-concept political gobbledygook. But Stewart makes things even easier! Video after the break. READ FULL STORY »
Turns out it wasn’t that fake! “I worked in a bar called the Up and Up Lounge in Kenmore Square on top of a Howard Johnson’s and that’s how I learned to talk like that. Everyone was from Dorchester or Somerville,” Julianne Moore a.k.a. 30 Rock‘s Nancy Donovan told Jon Stewart. Ha! I love it. This is even better than if Julianne Moore had worked at the Ground Round in Cleveland Circle!
Moore was on last night’s Daily Show to promote her new movie about stylish lesbian parents, The Kids Are All Right. (EW gives it an A.) As a side note, I can’t stop staring at her purple people-eater arms and reminiscing about when mean old Marilla finally let Anne of Green Gables wear a dress with puffed sleeves. This one is way better than that one. (Blasphemy?!) The video’s after the jump, so go pahhhk yoh cahhhh ovah thayuh. READ FULL STORY »
Whether or not you’re a fan of Adam Sandler’s movies, you should be a fan of his talk-show appearances. Two perfect examples: Last night’s Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He brought along his Chris Rock to visit their old buddy Jon, and the two had fun talking about their Grown Ups costars David Spade and Rob Schneider. Spade, we found out, injured himself doing a flip when he was young and still has back pain, so when you go to the movies with him, he brings his own folding chair and leaves early. Stewart admitted he always thought Schneider wasn’t gonna age right: “He was gonna go Yoda-y very quickly.” Rock concurred. “It takes all the effort he has to look as bad as he looks right now,” he said. (That effort involves eating right, doing yoga, sharing vitamins, and making his own tea while Kevin James looks on as though he wants to kill him.) Watch below. READ FULL STORY »
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