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Lewis Black has some words for Glenn Beck

May 14, 2010 Posted by | Greed, Humor?, Politics, Reality TV | , , | Comments Off on Lewis Black has some words for Glenn Beck

RHNY: Great Recap from

Since we haven’t been recapping RHNY, I thought I’d pass along this brilliant recap by a writer that could probably make the weather channel seem entertaining.


May 2, 2010 Posted by |, Housewives, Humor?, Real Housewives of NY, Reality TV, RHNY | , | Comments Off on RHNY: Great Recap from

Chelsea Handler: 3 books on the NYTimes Best Seller list & a Sex tape?

Chelsea Handler has 3 books on the NYTimes best seller list and Radaronline tried to blackmail her for 1 million dollars. Are these things related? Probably not, but it sure does get me thinking about Chelsea, this situation, blackmail, RadarOnline and the scum that is the tabloid media.

The tape, which was made nearly a decade ago after Chelsea moved to Los Angeles starts out with Chelsea turning on the camera in what appears to be her apartment. During the first part of the tape, Chelsea is fully clothed in her work uniform. She begins by introducing herself by name before going into a stand-up routine before suddenly cutting to Chelsea and her male partner engaging in an explicit sex act.

He indicated that Chelsea would address it on her E! show Wednesday night, and she did. Chelsea, looking very agitated, said she made the tape when she was 23, and added, “I would like to say to, thanks for ruining my surprise Christmas gift to my staff, and number two, it was made as a joke. I put it on an audition tape for a comedy club, because I’m a comedienne, and I’ve been showing it at birthday parties for (expletive) years!”

Hmmm? Agitated? well, RadarOnline, how would you feel if somebody tried to blackmail YOU? She handled this ala David Letterman and faced it head-on. She’s not acting embarrassed or humiliated. She’s owning it, after all, it’s HER tape, not RadarOnline’s tape. They are maggots. confirmed that the tape was sent out to Hollywood agents as a demo tape when Chelsea was looking to secure work. If it was an attempt to get noticed, it worked!

“Chelsea gave this demo tape to a bunch of talent agents and managers hoping to book some gigs,” the source continues. “It was taken so long ago and distributed on old VHS tapes, that I’m sure most people just threw them out because her stand-up was so bad and they didn’t realize she would make it big one day. It’s highly possible that many of the recipients of the tape didn’t even watch past the first couple of minutes and missed the sex tape part altogether.”

What’s the matter, RadarOnline (aka National Enquirer)? Not enough cheating men, drug overdoses, suicides, divorces, bikini shots, deadbeat dads, egotistical mothers or exploited children to write about? Oh, because she has a successful TV show, 3 best-sellers and probably wouldn’t date you in High School?

Chelsea Handler wrote 3 books. Chelsea, Chelsea Bang Bang (click here for review) was recently released and has been #3 on the NYTimes best seller list. The other two books,, My Horizontal Life and Are you There Vodka, it’s Me, Chelsea are now re-released in paperback and both of those books are on the paperback best selling list. I know many people don’t like Chelsea and don’t think she’s funny. Personally, I think the “comedians of Chelsea Lately” are funnier than she is but I like her and I “get” her humor and attitude.

May 1, 2010 Posted by | Books, Chelsea Handler, Gossip, Greed, Humor?, JibberJabbers, Reality TV, Sheeple Magazine, TV Drama, Workplace | , , , | Comments Off on Chelsea Handler: 3 books on the NYTimes Best Seller list & a Sex tape?

Conan Live! Sarah Silverman, Jonah Hill

April 29, 2010 Posted by | Comedy Central, Comedy Examiner, Conan O'Brien, Humor?, Hunky Men, Sarah Silverman | , , | Comments Off on Conan Live! Sarah Silverman, Jonah Hill

Comedy Examiner: Shocker: Conan O’Brien has chosen TBS as his new home, will begin airing episodes in November

Holy crap, was anyone expecting this to happen right now?  Conan O’Brien has just been confirmed to begin a new show in November on basic-cable channel TBS.  There was a lot of speculation that Conan would land on either FOX or HBO, but it turns out that the rumors weren’t accurate: TBS will be Conan’s newest home, featuring a one-hour nightly show.  For more details, see the fanatical commentary below, my gentle Examiner readers…

The news just broke that Conan O’Brien isn’t headed to FOX, after all.  The red-headed funnyman has just revealed that he’ll be airing a new, one-hour show nightly on TBS starting this November.  The news comes on the opening day of Conan’s Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Comedy Examiner, Conan O'Brien, Gosselin, Humor? | , , | Comments Off on Comedy Examiner: Shocker: Conan O’Brien has chosen TBS as his new home, will begin airing episodes in November

‘Twist of Kate’: Gosselin’s new TLC series

By Gary Levin, USA TODAY
Kate Gosselin is struggling as a hoofer on Dancing With the Stars, but she already has found her new calling: using her role as an “example mom” to help and learn from others.

TLC announces plans today for the Jon & Kate Plus 8 star to get her own series, Twist of Kate, and to revisit her family life, without ex-husband Jon, in a series of Kate Plus 8 specials. It’s part of a plan to build on the channel’s growth that also includes Sarah Palin‘s Alaska, a travelogue series about the state and its high-profile former governor.

In Twist of Kate, Gosselin will use fan letters from women inspired by her story as the basis for profiles of women facing their own challenges. Twelve episodes will start airing in late summer.

MORE: Families, food, feuds on TLC

“I look at it as a loose concept,” says Gosselin, who says that despite rumors, she never contemplated dating or talk shows. “I want to be out there learning from others, helping to provide insight whenever I can, though I don’t consider myself an expert on anything.”

Gosselin will visit the homes and workplaces of everyday people. “She will be in that person’s shoes. And more often than not, it’s not going to be terribly comfortable for her,” says TLC chief Eileen O’Neill. “She’s game for things, but she also has limits and boundaries.”

Kate Plus 8 was scuttled last year when her ex-husband raised concerns about filming the kids, but the first in a series of specials will air in June, focused on Gosselin’s new role as single mom. (Jon has sued Kate for primary custody of their children.)

Gosselin is a true reality-TV superstar and a source of fascination for tabloid magazines that chronicle her mothering skills, her marital woes and her every dance step. Good or bad, her appearance on ABC’s Dancing has helped the show earn its biggest season start yet, beating American Idol for the first time two weeks in a row.

“The fact that people really support me and want the kids and I to do well … is flattering,” she says. “I never understood the importance of fans until we struggled and went through tough times.”

And those fans are keeping her dancing on ABC despite withering comments from the show’s judges. The contest “is very much more mental than physical, willing my mind to be able to withstand the pressure and pull off what I do in rehearsal,” she says.

Does she think the judges’ criticisms are fair? “No, but it’s their option to say what they’re going to say.”

April 8, 2010 Posted by | Attention WHORE of the YEAR, Books, Couples, Gosselin, Gossip, Greed, Humor?, Reality TV | , , | Comments Off on ‘Twist of Kate’: Gosselin’s new TLC series

Conan O’Brien Update from Dallas Comedy Examiner

Conan O’Brien is currently shaping up for his “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour”, while also trying to smooth out the wrinkles in a proposed deal to host a new talkshow on FOX starting in January.  Dude’s busy, but– according to sources from “Team Coco”– that’s not why he’s taken himself out of the running to host this year’s Tony Awards on CBS.  Is this just another restriction outlined in his “gag order” from NBC, or did Conan just not have time to host the Tony’s?  We’ve got the details below, my gentle Examiner readers…CLICK to continue . . .

April 1, 2010 Posted by | Advertising, Comedy Examiner, Conan O'Brien, Gossip, Greed, Humor?, Hunky Men, Workplace | , | Comments Off on Conan O’Brien Update from Dallas Comedy Examiner

RHWNY Episode 3 recap by JenD

On this round of Real Housewives of NY, we have fighting, yelling, arguing, feigned innocence, and more.

Bethenny and Jason2.0 waited until the cameras were present to discuss their impending cohabitation and Jason’s pledge to make a commitment.   The scene reminded me of scenes with the original Jason where he refused to discuss the relationship or their future.  Jason 2.0 was willing to follow the fantasy script that Bethenny laid out for him.  I feel a little insulted by the obvious staging.

Why did Bethenny kiss Luann and Kelly at the fashion show?  She made sure everyone knew that she had met Lisa Rina (sp?) before.   Then she pulled Luann aside to fight during the show?  What is her problem?  Kelly asked her to stop because she was embarrassing her.  That might be the first time I ever agreed with Kelly.

I agree with Luann, Bethenny is venomous and full of anger.  Her anger is not justified…unless I have missed something? It does appear that she attacked Luann out of nowhere.  Right?

Ramona took her daughter to her first fashion show.  I give her credit for making the effort.

Kelly, it’s not polite to ask why you were not invited to someone’s party.  I am glad Ramona turned the tables and busted on her for not inviting her to meet Perez Hilton.   Then when she decided to dump her daughter and go, she lost some mommy points with me.

Jill….why can’t you move past this Bethenny thing?  I am so sick of hearing you talk about it.  Can’t you see that Bethenny is not someone who can bond with others?  She did not bond with her parents, do you think she can bond with you?  Bethenny is all about Bethenny.  She needed you last year but now she has Jason.   It’s over.  Stop listening to the message…or is THAT your new hobby?

Bethenny went to Alex to gain some kind of support.  I was a little surprised that Alex piled on because that is normally not her style.  She is upset that someone comments on her boy’s behavior.  I will give her a pass.

It was kind of nice to see Jill and Kelly trying to find a way to be civil.   It was also funny to see them both trying to be nice in the private interviews…..but each landed in some kind of dig anyway.  They get two points for effort.

Jill, why are you lying on a couch to get your picture taken with your mother and sister?  Do you think you are some kind of diva?  Mom did not look happy and sister looked confused.  Weird photo shoot…

I am not certain why we needed the scene with Bethenny and Ramona at a bar rehashing everything.  Again.  Yawn.  I did like when Ramona said Jill would “be on me like white rice.”

Ramona, why did you tell Alex that Luann did not want to invite her over?  Why do that?  Ramona are you losing your mind?  I don’t even know who was telling the truth…but it did not matter.  It was not appropriate to do that.

Alex, I am so surprised that you confronted Jill at her dinner…and shocked that you cried.  Why do you care what these mean ladies say about your kids?  Your kids were a little on the wild side in the past.    It can’t shock you that people make comments.

Ramona, why do you care when Kelly leaves Jill’s party?  Do you really think you should ask someone if they go their breasts redone????  But, at the same time…I wanted to know the answer too.  So thank you for being insane and posing the question.  Based on Kelly’s response, I am taking it that she DID get them fixed.

Kelly, if you are going to bare your breasts for Playboy, it seems odd that you are pretending to be private about them.  Another thing, wearing that stupid fur was a weird idea.  You looked like some kind of storm trooper or something.

Ramona, you are bit unstable this season.  You might want to get that checked out.

That is more than enough crazy for this week. Signing off.

March 27, 2010 Posted by | Gossip, Greed, Housewives, Humor?, Reality TV | , | Comments Off on RHWNY Episode 3 recap by JenD

Jibberjabbers does it again!

Please check out JibberJabbers for more funny satire, chat, commentary and hilarious photoshop creations.

March 25, 2010 Posted by | Attention WHORE of the YEAR, Gosselin, Gossip, Greed, Humor?, Hunky Men, JibberJabbers | , | Comments Off on Jibberjabbers does it again!

New from Jibber Jabbers

March 11, 2010 Posted by | Advertising, Artwork, Attention WHORE of the YEAR, Gosselin, Gossip, Greed, Humor?, Reality TV | , , | Comments Off on New from Jibber Jabbers